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Commercial Red Meat Production in December

by 5m Editor
24 January 2011, at 12:07am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.36 billion pounds in December, up 5 per cent from the 4.15 billion pounds produced in December 2009.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was 6 per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.92 million head, up 6 per cent from December 2009. The average live weight was up 9 pounds from the previous year, at 1,305 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.7 million pounds, 11 per cent below December a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 77,700 head, down 16 per cent from December 2009. The average live weight was up 21 pounds from last year, at 261 pounds.

Pork production totaled 2.06 billion pounds, up 4 per cent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.93 million head, up 1 per cent from December 2009. The average live weight was up 7 pounds from the previous year, at 277 pounds.

January to December 2010 commercial red meat production was 49.1 billion pounds, down slightly from 2009. Accumulated beef production was up 1 per cent from last year, veal was down 3 per cent and pork was down 2 per cent from last year.

December 2009 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
December 2010 contained 23 weekdays (including two holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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