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Pork production down from previous year

by 5m Editor
27 May 2003, at 12:00am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.85 billion pounds in April, down 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in April 2002., report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Pork production totaled 1.66 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.33 million head, 1 percent below April 2002.

The average live weight was 268 pounds, up 1 pound from April a year ago.

January to April red meat production was 15.12 billion pounds, virtually unchanged from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down 2 percent from last year, veal was up 6 percent, pork was up 1 percent, and lamb and mutton was down 11 percent.

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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 23rd May 2003

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