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Record Commercial Red Meat Production for June

by 5m Editor
25 July 2011, at 9:13am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totalled 4.22 billion pounds in June, up one per cent from the 4.18 billion pounds produced in June 2010, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Beef production, at 2.37 billion pounds, was two per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totalled 3.10 million head, up two per cent from June 2010. The average live weight was up one pound from the previous year, at 1,262 pounds.

Veal production totalled 11.2 million pounds, four per cent above June a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 72,500 head, up six per cent from June 2010. The average live weight was down three pounds from last year, at 266 pounds.

Pork production totalled 1.82 billion pounds, down one per cent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totalled 8.94 million head, down one per cent from June 2010. The average live weight was up two pounds from the previous year, at 273 pounds.

January to June 2011 commercial red meat production was 24.2 billion pounds, up one per cent from 2010. Accumulated beef production was up one per cent from last year, veal was down two per cent and pork was up two per cent from last year.

June 2010 and June 2011 both contained 22 weekdays (including zero holidays) and four Saturdays.

Further Reading

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