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Pork Production Sets Record Monthly High for June

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

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.93 billion pounds in June, down 1 percent from the 3.95 billion pounds produced in June 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.67 billion pounds, up 9 percent from the previous year, and set a monthly record high.

Hog kill totaled 8.50 million head, 10 percent above June 2003.

The average live weight was 2 pounds below the previous year, at 264 pounds.

January to June 2004 commercial red meat production was 22.3 billion pounds, down 3 percent from 2003. Accumulated beef production was down 8 percent from last year, veal was down 12 percent, pork was up 4 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 1 percent.

June 2003 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
June 2004 contained 22 weekdays (including one special holiday declared by the federal government for President Reagan’s funeral) 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 July 2004

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