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Red Meat & Pork Production at Record High for August

by 5m Editor
22 September 2006, at 3:01pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.24 billion pounds in August, up 4 percent from the 4.10 billion pounds produced in August 2005.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.77 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.09 million head, 1 percent above August 2005.

The average live weight was 1 pound above the previous year, at 263 pounds.

January to August 2006 commercial red meat production was 31.3 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2005.

Accumulated beef production was up 7 percent from last year, veal was down 3 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1 percent.

August 2005 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
August 2006 contained 23 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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