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Total US Red Meat Production Up from Previous Year

by 5m Editor
27 August 2007, at 8:07am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in July, up 4 percent from the 3.79 billion pounds produced in July 2006, reports National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the March 2007 Livestock slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.66 billion pounds, up 7 percent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.40 million head, up 7 percent from July 2006.

The average live weight was up 1 pound from the previous year, at 264 pounds.

January to July 2007 commercial red meat production was 27.5 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 1 percent from last year, veal was up 4 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 3 percent.

July 2006 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.
July 2007 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.













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