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Pork Production at Record High for January

by 5m Editor
28 February 2006, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.89 billion pounds in January, up 7 percent from the 3.65 billion pounds produced in January 2005.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.82 billion pounds, up 7 percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 8.92 million head, 5 percent above January 2005. The average live weight was 3 pounds above the previous year, at 273 pounds.

January to September 2005 commercial red meat production was 33.9 billion pounds, up slightly from 2004. Accumulated beef production was up slightly from last year, veal was down 7 percent, pork was up 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

January 2005 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
January 2006 contained 22 weekdays (including two 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


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 24th February 2006

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