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US Pork Production Down from a Year Ago

by 5m Editor
23 November 2009, at 2:25pm

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.39 billion pounds in October, down 3 per cent from the 4.53 billion pounds produced in October 2008, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in their monthly Livestock Slaughter report.

Pork production totaled 2.09 billion pounds, down 3 per cent from the previous year.

Hog kill totaled 10.3 million head, down 4 per cent from October 2008.

The average live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year, at 272 pounds.

January to October 2009 commercial red meat production was 41.2 billion pounds, down 2 per cent from 2008.

Accumulated pork production was down 2 per cent from last year.

October 2008 contained 23 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
October 2009 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 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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