Red Meat Production Below Last Year

by 5m Editor
24 May 2010, at 5:17am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.01 billion pounds in April, down 2 percent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in April 2009, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.85 billion pounds, down 4 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.05 million head, down 4 per cent from April 2009.

The average live weight was up 1 pound from the previous year, at 273 pounds.

January to April 2010 commercial red meat production was 15.9 billion pounds, down 2 per cent from 2009.

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

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

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