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Red Meat Production Up Slightly From Last Month

by 5m Editor
22 November 2004, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.92 billion pounds in October, down 6 percent from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in October 2003, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.78 billion pounds, down 7 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.97 million head, 7 percent below October 2003.

The average live weight was unchanged the previous year, at 267 pounds.

October 2003 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
October 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 - 19th November 2004

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