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Record Commercial Red Meat Production in March

by 5m Editor
26 April 2010, at 5:34am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.28 billion pounds in March, up 3 per cent from the 4.14 billion pounds produced in March 2009, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their Livestock Slaughter report for March.

Pork production totaled 2.04 billion pounds, up 4 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 10.0 million head, up 4 per cent from March 2009.

The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 272 pounds.

January to March 2010 commercial red meat production was 11.9 billion pounds, down 2 per cent from 2009..

Accumulated pork production was down 4 per cent from last year.

March 2009 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
March 2010 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) 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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