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Pork production down from previous year

by 5m Editor
22 September 2003, at 12:00am

US - January to August 2003 commercial red meat production was 31.0 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Pork production totaled 1.56 billion pounds, down 5 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.04 million head, 6 percent below August 2002.

The average live weight was 1 pound above the previous year, at 260 pounds.

January to August 2003 commercial red meat production was 31.0 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down 1 percent from last year, veal was down slightly, pork was down slightly from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 10 percent.

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Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 19th September 2003

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