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Commercial Red Meat Production Up in March

by 5m Editor
26 April 2011, at 7:23am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.35 billion pounds in March, up two per cent from the 4.28 billion pounds produced in March 2010.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was two per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.96 million head, up two per cent from March 2010. The average live weight was up three pounds from the previous year, at 1,276 pounds.

Veal production totaled 12.1 million pounds, one per cent below March a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 72,900 head, down nine per cent from March 2010. The average live weight was up 24 pounds from last year, at 283 pounds.

Pork production totaled 2.05 billion pounds, up one per cent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.87 million head, down two per cent from March 2010. The average live weight was up six pounds from the previous year, at 278 pounds.

January to March 2011 commercial red meat production was 12.2 billion pounds, up two per cent from 2010. Accumulated beef production was up three per cent from last year, and pork was up two per cent from last year.

March 2010 and March 2011 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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