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March Pork Production at Record High

by 5m Editor
27 April 2009, at 8:20am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.14 billion pounds in March, up one per cent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in March 2008, reports the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Pork production totaled 1.97 billion pounds, up slightly from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.65 million head, down slightly from March 2008.

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

January to March 2009 commercial red meat production was 12.1 billion pounds, down three per cent from 2008.

Accumulated pork production was down four per cent from last year.

March 2008 contained 21 weekdays (including no holidays) and fiveSaturdays.
March 2009 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and four 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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