USDA issues Hawaiian beef, pork production stats

US - Hawaii cattle marketings for 2006 reached 48,400 head, down 2 percent from the year before, the National Agricultural Statistics Service Hawaii Field Office reported.
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Local beef production -- local slaughter rather than export -- grew 11 percent in 2006 to 6.1 million pounds, the result of both a growing market for local beef and increased sales through local military commissary contracts.

Cattle marketings spiked in December to 6,900, more than 50 percent more than in any of the previous five months. Farm prices by year's end came to 99 cents a pound, up 2 cents from a year earlier. Other current reports:

Hawaii pork production for 2006 fell 2 percent to 3.7 million pounds, with December production down 8 percent from year-before levels. Market dress price was $1.21 per pound on average, down 1 percent from a year earlier.

Hawaii milk production for 2006 was 56.2 million pounds, down 19 percent from the previous year. By December the state dairy herds were down to 3,800 head, 24 percent below the count a year earlier. Farm price was $27 per hundredweight, up 1 percent from a year earlier.

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