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Pork Production Down from a Year Ago

by 5m Editor
25 January 2010, at 6:44am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.15 billion pounds in December, down slightly from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in December 2008, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.99 billion pounds, down 3 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.83 million head, down 3 per cent from December 2008.

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

January to December 2009 commercial red meat production was 49.3 billion pounds, down 2 per cent from 2008.

Accumulated pork production was down 2 per cent from last year.

December 2008 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
December 2009 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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