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July Pork and Total Red Meat Production Above Previous Year

by 5m Editor
22 August 2008, at 2:16pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.25 billion pounds in July, up 8 percent from the 3.94 billion pounds produced in July 2007, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Pork production totaled 1.85 billion pounds, up 12 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.47 million head, up 13 percent from July 2007.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 262 pounds.

January to July 2008 commercial red meat production was 29.3 billion pounds, up 6 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 3 percent from last year, veal was down 6 percent, pork was up 11 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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

U.S. Monthly Commercial
Red Meat Production



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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5m Editor