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Pork Production at Record Monthly High for December

by 5m Editor
23 January 2004, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.88 billion pounds in December, up slightly from the 3.86 billion pounds produced in December 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

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Pork production totaled 1.87 billion pounds, up 9 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.35 million head, 8 percent above December 2002.

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

January to December 2003 commercial red meat production was 46.5 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down 3 percent from last year, veal was down 2 percent, pork was up 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 9 percent.

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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


To view the full report, including tables Click Here (PDF Format)

Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 23rd January 2004

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