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Red Meat Production Down From Previous Month

by 5m Editor
23 May 2006, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.61 billion pounds in April, down slightly from the 3.62 billion pounds produced in April 2005.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.61 billion pounds, down 5 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 7.96 million head, 6 percent below April 2005.

The average live weight was 1 pound above the previous year, at 272 pounds.

January to April 2006 commercial red meat production was 15.1 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2005. Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was down 6 percent, pork was up 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 2 percent.

April 2005 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 5 Saturdays.
April 2006 contained 20 weekdays (including no holidays) 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


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 19th May 2006

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