Hawaii pork production down 5%

by 5m Editor
27 January 2006, at 12:00am

HAWAII - Hawaii commercial pork production is running 338,000 pounds a month compared with 354,000 pounds a year ago. Total hog kill of 2,000 head was 300 fewer than a year ago. Average live weight per head, at 225 pounds, was 10 percent heavier than a year ago, the National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office reported Thursday based on November data. Year-to-date pork production for the first 11 months of 2005 was 12 percent less than the same period in 2004. U.S. pork production totaled 1.84 billion pounds, up 2 percent from a year earlier. Hog kill totaled 9.13 million head, also up 2 percent. Average live weight was 2 pounds above the previous year, at 272 pounds. Source:

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