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Pork Production At Record High For February

by 5m Editor
23 March 2007, at 2:36pm

U.S - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.62 billion pounds in February, up 4 percent from the 3.49 billion pounds produced in February 2006, reports National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the March 2007 Livestock slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.64 billion pounds, down slightly from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.12 million head, down slightly February 2006.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 269 pounds.

January to February 2007 commercial red meat production was 7.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was up 14 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 percent.

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