US Pork Production at Record High for February

US - 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, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly 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.

February 2006 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
February 2007 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

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