Red Meat & Beef Production at Record Highs for June

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.12 billion pounds in June, up 4 percent from the 3.96 billion pounds produced in June 2005.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.66 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.34 million head, 2 percent below June 2005.

The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 268 pounds.

January to June 2006 commercial red meat production was 23.3 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2005. Accumulated beef production was up 7 percent from last year, veal was down 4 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 2 percent.

June 2005 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
June 2006 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


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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 20th July 2006
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