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Pork Production at Record Monthly High for April

by 5m Editor
24 May 2004, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.71 billion pounds in April, down 3 percent from the 3.85 billion pounds produced in April 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

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Pork production totaled 1.73 billion pounds, up 4 percent from the previous year, and set a record monthly high.

Hog kill totaled 8.65 million head, 4 percent above April 2003.

The average live weight was unchanged the previous year, at 268 pounds.

January to April 2004 commercial red meat production was 14.8 billion pounds, down 2 percent from 2003. Accumulated beef production was down 8 percent from last year, veal was down 12 percent, pork was up 5 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 2 percent.

April 2003 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays. April 2004 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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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 - 21st May 2004

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