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October Red Meat Production Down 2 Percent

by 5m Editor
24 November 2008, at 8:58am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.53 billion pounds in October, down 2 percent from the 4.62 billion pounds produced in October 2007, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the October 2008 Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 2.16 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 10.8 million head, up 1 percent from October 2007.

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

January to October 2008 commercial red meat production was 42.2 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 2 percent from last year, veal was up 2 percent, pork was up 8 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

October 2007 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
October 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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