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Total Red Meat Production at Record High for May

by 5m Editor
20 June 2008, at 2:21pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.22 billion pounds in May, up 4 percent from the 4.08 billion pounds produced in May 2007.

Pork production totaled 1.82 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.06 million head, up 3 percent from May 2007.

The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 268 pounds.

January to May 2008 commercial red meat production was 21.0 billion pounds, up 7 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 4 percent from last year, veal was down 11 percent, pork was up 11 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

May 2007 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
May 2008 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

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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

Further Reading

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