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Red Meat Production Up from Previous Month

by 5m Editor
23 April 2007, at 7:05pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.01 billion pounds in March, down 2 percent from the 4.11 billion pounds produced in March 2006, reports National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the March 2007 Livestock slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.86 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.20 million head, down slightly from March 2006.

The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 270 pounds.

January to March 2007 commercial red meat production was 11.7 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 3 percent from last year, veal was up 11 percent, pork was up 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down slightly.

March 2006 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
March 2007 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and 5 Saturdays.

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