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U.S. red meat production down from last year

U.S. commercial red meat production totaled 4.10 billion pounds in August, down 5 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in August 2007.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was seven percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.91 million head, down seven percent from August 2007. The average live weight was up five pounds from the previous year, at 1,284 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.2 million pounds, nine percent above August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 79,200 head, up 21 percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down 23 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down two percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.27 million head, down one percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down two pounds from the previous year, at 261 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.3 million pounds, was down 10 percent from August 2007. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,700 head, 12 percent below last year. The average live weight was 132 pounds, up three pounds from August a year ago.

January to August 2008 commercial red meat production was 33.4 billion pounds, up five percent from 2007.

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Accumulated beef production was up two percent from last year, veal was down four percent, pork was up nine percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down four percent.

U.S. commercial red meat production totaled 4.10 billion pounds in August, down 5 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in August 2007.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was seven percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.91 million head, down seven percent from August 2007. The average live weight was up five pounds from the previous year, at 1,284 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.2 million pounds, nine percent above August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 79,200 head, up 21 percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down 23 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down two percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.27 million head, down one percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down two pounds from the previous year, at 261 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.3 million pounds, was down 10 percent from August 2007. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,700 head, 12 percent below last year. The average live weight was 132 pounds, up three pounds from August a year ago.

January to August 2008 commercial red meat production was 33.4 billion pounds, up five percent from 2007.

Accumulated beef production was up two percent from last year, veal was down four percent, pork was up nine percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down four percent.

U.S. commercial red meat production totaled 4.10 billion pounds in August, down 5 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in August 2007.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was seven percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.91 million head, down seven percent from August 2007. The average live weight was up five pounds from the previous year, at 1,284 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.2 million pounds, nine percent above August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 79,200 head, up 21 percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down 23 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down two percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.27 million head, down one percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down two pounds from the previous year, at 261 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.3 million pounds, was down 10 percent from August 2007. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,700 head, 12 percent below last year. The average live weight was 132 pounds, up three pounds from August a year ago.

January to August 2008 commercial red meat production was 33.4 billion pounds, up five percent from 2007.

Accumulated beef production was up two percent from last year, veal was down four percent, pork was up nine percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down four percent.

U.S. commercial red meat production totaled 4.10 billion pounds in August, down 5 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in August 2007.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was seven percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.91 million head, down seven percent from August 2007. The average live weight was up five pounds from the previous year, at 1,284 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.2 million pounds, nine percent above August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 79,200 head, up 21 percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down 23 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.80 billion pounds, down two percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 9.27 million head, down one percent from August 2007. The average live weight was down two pounds from the previous year, at 261 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.3 million pounds, was down 10 percent from August 2007. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,700 head, 12 percent below last year. The average live weight was 132 pounds, up three pounds from August a year ago.

January to August 2008 commercial red meat production was 33.4 billion pounds, up five percent from 2007.

Accumulated beef production was up two percent from last year, veal was down four percent, pork was up nine percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down four percent.