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Red Meat Production Up from Previous Year

by 5m Editor
26 May 2007, at 8:40am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.75 billion pounds in April, up four percent from the 3.61 billion pounds produced in April 2006, says the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Pork production totaled 1.71 billion pounds, up 6 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.47 million head, up 6 percent from April 2006.

The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 270 pounds.

January to April 2007 commercial red meat production was 15.5 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 2 percent from last year, veal was up 12 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 3 percent.

April 2006 contained 20 weekdays (including no holidays) and 5 Saturdays.
April 2007 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Hogs



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Barrows and Gilts



U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight
Sows



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