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Commercial Red Meat Production Down in October

by 5m Editor
29 November 2010, at 12:56am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.27 billion pounds in October, down 3 per cent from the 4.39 billion pounds produced in October 2009.

Beef production, at 2.24 billion pounds, was 2 per cent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.87 million head, down 1 per cent from October 2009. The average live weight was down 14 pounds from the previous year, at 1,298 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.4 million pounds, 7 per cent below October a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 71,400 head, down 15 per cent from October 2009. The average live weight was up 26 pounds from last year, at 275 pounds.

Pork production totaled 2.00 billion pounds, down 4 per cent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.73 million head, down 6 per cent from October 2009. The average live weight was up 4 pounds from the previous year, at 276 pounds.

January to October 2010 commercial red meat production was 40.4 billion pounds, down 2 per cent from 2009. Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was down 2 per cent and pork was down 4 per cent from last year.

October 2009 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
October 2010 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

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