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Pork production up slightly from previous year

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.53 billion pounds in November, down 10 percent from the 3.91 billion pounds produced in November 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
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Pork production totaled 1.71 billion pounds, up slightly from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.58 million head, 1 percent below November 2002.

The average live weight was 1 pound above the previous year, at 269 pounds.

January to November 2003 commercial red meat production was 42.7 billion pounds, down 2 percent from 2002.

Accumulated pork was up 1 percent from last year.

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US Monthly Commercial slaughter
Hogs


US Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight: Hogs


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Hogs


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Barrows and Gilts


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Sows


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 19th December 2003