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Commercial Red Meat Production in January

28 February 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.04 billion pounds in January, up three per cent from the 3.92 billion pounds produced in January 2010.

Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was two per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.74 million head, up 1 per cent from January 2010. The average live weight was up 11 pounds from the previous year, at 1,301 pounds.

Veal production totaled 10.8 million pounds, seven per cent below January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 71,800 head, 13 per cent below January 2010. The average live weight was up 24 pounds from last year, at 262 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.90 billion pounds, five per cent above the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.10 million head, two per cent above January 2010. The average live weight was up 6sixpounds from the previous year, at 278 pounds.

January 2010 contained 21 weekdays (including two holidays) and 5 Saturdays.
January 2011 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

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