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August Red Meat Production Below Previous Year

by 5m Editor
29 September 2008, at 7:02am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.10 billion pounds in August, down 5 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in August 2007, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the September 2008 Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.27 million head, down 1 percent from August 2007.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 261 pounds.

January to August 2008 commercial red meat production was 33.4 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 2 percent from last year, veal was down 4 percent, pork was up 9 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

August 2007 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
August 2008 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 5 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