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Pork Production Sets Record Monthly High for August

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

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.88 billion pounds in August, down 1 percent from the 3.92 billion pounds produced in August 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.70 billion pounds, up 9 percent from the previous year, and was a record monthly high.

Hog kill totaled 8.72 million head, 8 percent above August 2003.

The average live weight was 2 pounds above the previous year, at 262 pounds.

January to August 2004 commercial red meat production was 29.9 billion pounds, down 4 percent from 2003.

Accumulated beef production was down 9 percent from last year, veal was down 10 percent, pork was up 4 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 2 percent.

August 2003 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 5 Saturdays.
August 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 - 24th September 2004

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