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Record High Pork Production in August

by 5m Editor
26 September 2011, at 9:48am

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.30 billion pounds in August, up 4 per cent from the 4.13 billion pounds produced in August 2010, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Beef production, at 2.39 billion pounds, was 4 per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.10 million head, up 5 per cent from August 2010. The average live weight was down 7 pounds from the previous year, at 1,270 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.3 million pounds, 1 per cent above August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 79,900 head, up 5 per cent from August 2010. The average live weight was down 7 pounds from last year, at 247 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.89 billion pounds, up 4 per cent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.53 million head, up 5 per cent from August 2010. The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 266 pounds.

January to August 2011 commercial red meat production was 32.3 billion pounds, up 1 per cent from 2010. Accumulated beef production was up 1 per cent from last year, veal was down 2 per cent and pork was up 1 per cent from last year.

While August 2010 contained 22 weekdays (including 0 holidays) and 4 Saturdays, August 2011 contained 23 weekdays (including 0 holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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