Total Pork Production at Record High for December

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.16 billion pounds in December, up 3 per cent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in December 2007, reports the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
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Pork production totaled 2.05 billion pounds, up 4 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 10.14 million head, up 5 per cent from December 2007.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 270 pounds.

January to December 2008 commercial red meat production was 50.2 billion pounds, up 3 per cent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 1 per cent from last year, veal was up 4 per cent, pork was up 6 per cent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 per cent.

December 2007 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
December 2008 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 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

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