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Pork production down slightly from previous year

by 5m Editor
5 November 2003, at 12:00am

US - January to September 2003 commercial red meat production was 35.0 billion pounds, down slightly from 2002, report the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Pork production totaled 1.66 billion pounds, a monthly record high, up 2 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.55 million head, 1 percent above September 2002.

The average live weight was 3 pounds above the previous year, at 263 pounds.

January to September 2003 commercial red meat production was 35.0 billion pounds, down slightly from 2002.

Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was down 1 percent, pork was up slightly from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 9 percent.

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US Monthly Commercial slaughter
Hogs


US Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight: Hogs


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Hogs


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Barrows and Gilts


US Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight: Sows


To view the full report, including tables Click Here (PDF Format)

Source: USDA NASS - Livestock Slaughter Report - 24th October 2003

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