Red Meat Up Four Percent For February

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.62 billion pounds in February, up 4 percent from the 3.49 billion pounds produced in February 2006, Reports National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), in the March 2007 Livestock slaughter report.
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Beef production, at 1.95 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year.

Cattle slaughter totaled 2.56 million head, up 9 percent from February 2006.

The average live weight was down 10 pounds from the previous year, at 1,274 pounds.

Veal production totaled 12.2 million pounds, 7 percent above February a year ago.

Calf slaughter totaled 66,900 head, up 27 percent from February 2006.

The average live weight was down 50 pounds from last year, at 307 pounds.

January to February 2007 commercial red meat production was 7.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was up 14 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 5 percent.


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