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Livestock Slaughter: Total Red Meat Production at Record High for April

by 5m Editor
23 May 2008, at 6:02am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.30 billion pounds in April, up 14 percent from the 3.75 billion pounds produced in April 2007.

Pork production totaled 2.02 billion pounds, up 18 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.99 million head, up 18 percent from April 2007.

The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 269 pounds.

January to April 2008 commercial red meat production was 16.8 billion pounds, up 8 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 5 percent from last year, veal was down 12 percent, pork was up 13 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 percent.

April 2007 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
April 2008 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Barrows and Gilts



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Sows


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