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Commercial Red Meat Production in January

by 5m Editor
28 February 2011, at 8:16am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.04 billion pounds in January, up 3 per cent from the 3.92 billion pounds produced in January 2010.

Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 2 per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.74 million head, up 1 per cent from January 2010. The average live weight was up 11 pounds from the previous year, at 1,301 pounds.

Veal production totaled 10.8 million pounds, 7 per cent below January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 71,800 head, 13 per cent below January 2010. The average live weight was up 24 pounds from last year, at 262 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.90 billion pounds, 5 per cent above the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.10 million head, 2 per cent above January 2010. The average live weight was up 6 pounds from the previous year, at 278 pounds.

January 2010 contained 21 weekdays (including two holidays) and 5 Saturdays.
January 2011 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

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