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Commercial Red Meat Production Lower than 2008

by 5m Editor
23 March 2009, at 10:21am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.83 billion pounds in February, down four per cent from the 3.97 billion pounds produced in February 2008, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Pork production totaled 1.82 billion pounds, down 5 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 8.91 million head, down 5 per cent from February 2008.

The average live weight was up 1 pound from the previous year, at 272 pounds.

January to February 2009 commercial red meat production was 7.99 billion pounds, down 5 percent from 2008.

February 2008 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
February 2009 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

US Monthly Commercial
Red Meat Production



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

Further Reading

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