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Commercial Red Meat Production Down

by 5m Editor
27 May 2009, at 9:43am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.08 billion pounds in April, down five per cent from the 4.30 billion pounds produced in April 2008, reports the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 1.92 billion pounds, down five per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 9.43 million head, down six per cent from April 2008.

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

January to April 2009 commercial red meat production was 16.2 billion pounds, down three per cent from 2008. Accumulated pork production was down four per cent from last year

April 2008 contained 22 weekdays (including no holidays) and four Saturdays.
April 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

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.