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September Red Meat Production at Record High

by 5m Editor
27 October 2008, at 7:48am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.27 billion pounds in September, up 11 percent from the 3.86 billion pounds produced in September 2007, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the September 2008 Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.97 billion pounds, up 13 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.96 million head, up 14 percent from September 2007.

The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 266 pounds.

January to September 2008 commercial red meat production was 37.7 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 3 percent from last year, veal was down 1 percent, pork was up 9 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 3 percent.

September 2007 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
September 2008 contained 22 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