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Red Meat Production Down From Previous Month

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

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.71 billion pounds in July, down 8 percent from the 4.05 billion pounds produced in July 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.58 billion pounds, down slightly from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.09 million head, slightly below July 2003.

The average live weight was unchanged the previous year, at 262 pounds.

January to July 2004 commercial red meat production was 26.0 billion pounds, down 4 percent from 2003.

Accumulated beef production was down 9 percent from last year, veal was down 11 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 2 percent.

July 2003 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
July 2004 contained 22 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 - 20th August 2004

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