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Commercial Red Meat Production in November

by 5m Editor
24 December 2010, at 1:28am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totalled 4.33 billion pounds in November, up nine per cent from the 3.96 billion pounds produced in November 2009.

Beef production, at 2.24 billion pounds, was 11 per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.88 million head, up 11 per cent from November 2009. The average live weight was up one pound from the previous year, at 1,299 pounds.

Veal production totalled 11.3 million pounds, four per cent below November a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 72,900 head, down 10 per cent from November 2009. The average live weight was up 23 pounds from last year, at 269 pounds.

Pork production totalled 2.07 billion pounds, up eight per cent from the previous year. Hog kill totalled 9.97 million head, up five per cent from November 2009. The average live weight was up six pounds from the previous year, at 278 pounds.

January to November 2010 commercial red meat production was 44.7 billion pounds, down one per cent from 2009. Accumulated beef production was up one per cent from last year, veal was down two per cent, pork was down three per cent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down four per cent.

November 2009 contained 21 weekdays (including two holidays) and four Saturdays.
November 2010 contained 22 weekdays (including two holidays) and four Saturdays.

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