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Pork Production at Record High for October

by 5m Editor
27 November 2006, at 12:08pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.18 billion pounds in October, up 7 percent from the 3.93 billion pounds produced in October 2005.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Pork production totaled 1.92 billion pounds, up 6 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.64 million head, 6 percent above October 2005.

The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 269 pounds.

January to October 2006 commercial red meat production was 39.4 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2005.

Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was down 2 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down slightly.

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