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Red Meat Production Down From Previous Month

by 5m Editor
25 June 2004, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.60 billion pounds in May, down 9 percent from the 3.94 billion pounds produced in May 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.50 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 7.58 million head, 3 percent below May 2003.

The average live weight was 1 pound below the previous year, at 266 pounds.

January to May 2004 commercial red meat production was 18.4 billion pounds, down 4 percent from 2003. Accumulated beef production was down 9 percent from last year, veal was down 12 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 1 percent.

May 2003 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
May 2004 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 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 - 25th June 2004

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