Pork production up 1 percent from previous year

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.05 billion pounds in July, a new monthly high and up 1 percent from the 4.02 billion pounds produced in July 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Pork production totaled 1.58 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.10 million head, slightly above July 2002.

The average live weight was 2 pounds above the previous year, at 262 pounds.

January to July 2003 commercial red meat production was 27.1 billion pounds, up slightly from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was up 2 percent, pork was up 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 10 percent.


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 22nd August 2003
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