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Beef, Pork Production Fall In Hawaii

by 5m Editor
3 September 2004, at 12:00am

HAWAII - Beef and pork production in Hawaii continue to be lower than year-before levels, as the state increasingly relies on meat shipped from the mainland.

However, there is enough domestic beef and pork production to supply around 1 million pounds of meat a month for local consumption.

Pork

Hawaii pork production is down 11 percent from last year. July commercial production records 373,000 pounds, falling from 418,000 pounds in July 2003.

Total hog kill of 2,500 head was 100 head fewer than a year ago. Average live weight per head, at 201 pounds, was 5 percent lighter than the year before.

National pork production in July was 1.58 billion pounds, down slightly from last year.

Source: eFeedLink - 3rd September 2004

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