Pork Production At Record High For February

U.S - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.62 billion pounds in February, up 4 percent from the 3.49 billion pounds produced in February 2006, reports National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the March 2007 Livestock slaughter report.
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Pork production totaled 1.64 billion pounds, down slightly from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.12 million head, down slightly February 2006.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 269 pounds.

January to February 2007 commercial red meat production was 7.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was up 14 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 percent.

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