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Commercial Red Meat Production In February

28 March 2011
National Agricultural Statistics Service

US - Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.81 billion pounds in February, up 2 per cent from the 3.74 billion pounds produced in February 2010.

Beef production, at 2.02 billion pounds, was three per cent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.62 million head, up three per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up one pound from the previous year, at 1,286 pounds.

Veal production totaled 10.5 million pounds, two per cent below February a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 68,800 head, down seven per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up 17 pounds from last year, at 264 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.77 billion pounds, up one per cent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 8.51 million head, down two per cent from February 2010. The average live weight was up seven pounds from the previous year, at 277 pounds.

January to February 2011 commercial red meat production was 7.85 billion pounds, up three per cent from 2010. Accumulated beef production was up three per cent from last year, veal was down five per cent and pork was up three per cent.

February 2010 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
February 2011 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

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