Commercial Red Meat Production Higher in February

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totalled 3.81 billion pounds in February, up two per cent from the 3.74 billion pounds produced in February 2010.
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Beef production, at 2.02 billion pounds, was three per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totalled 2.62 million head, up three per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up one pound from the previous year, at 1,286 pounds.

Veal production totalled 10.5 million pounds, two per cent below February a year ago. Calf slaughter totalled 68,800 head, down seven per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up 17 pounds from last year, at 264 pounds.

Pork production totalled 1.77 billion pounds, up one per cent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totalled 8.51 million head, down two per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up seven pounds from the previous year, at 277 pounds.

January to February 2011 commercial red meat production was 7.85 billion pounds, up three per cent from 2010. Accumulated beef production was up three per cent from last year, veal was down five per cent and pork was up three per cent.

February 2010 and February 2011 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and four Saturdays.

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