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Total Red Meat Production Below Previous Year

by 5m Editor
30 December 2008, at 7:30am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.87 billion pounds in November, down 10 per cent from the 4.30 billion pounds produced in November 2007, reports the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the October 2008 Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.89 billion pounds, down 8 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.32 million head, down 7 per cent from November 2007.

The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 271 pounds.

January to November 2008 commercial red meat production was 46.1 billion pounds, up 3 per cent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 1 per cent from last year, veal was up 2 per cent, pork was up 7 per cent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 per cent.

November 2007 contained 22 weekdays (including two holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
November 2008 contained 20 weekdays (including two holidays) and 5 Saturdays.

US Monthly Commercial
Red Meat Production



US Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Hogs



US Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight
Hogs



US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Hogs



US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Barrows and Gilts



US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Sows

Further Reading

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