US LiveStock Slaughter Statistics: Red Meat Production at Record High for August.

USA - Red Meat & Pork Production at Record High for August.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Red Meat & Pork Production at Record High for August

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.24 billion pounds in August, up 4 percent from the 4.10 billion pounds produced in August 2005.

Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.13 million head, up 5 percent from August 2005.

The average live weight was up 9 pounds from the previous year, at 1,275 pounds.

January to August 2006 commercial red meat production was 31.3 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2005. Accumulated beef production was up 7 percent from last year, veal was down 3 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1 percent.

August 2005 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.
August 2006 contained 23 weekdays (including no holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

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US Monthly Commercial


Red Meat Production


Cattle


Calves


Average Live Weight - Cattle


US Monthly Federally Inspected


Average Dressed Weight - Cattle


Average Dressed Weight - Steers


Average Dressed Weight - Heifers


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