U.S. August red meat production up 1%

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WASHINGTON — Total commercial red meat production in the United States during August was up 1% from the same month a year earlier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Livestock Slaughter report.
August commercial red meat production totaled about 4,127 million lbs, up 4% from July and up 1% from August 2009, the U.S.D.A. said. January-August red meat production was about 31,940 million lbs, down 2% from the same period of the previous year.

Beef production was about 2,287 million lbs in August, up 3% from July and up 5% from August 2009. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.96 million head, up 6% from August 2009. The average live weight of cattle at slaughter was 1,277 lbs, down 16 lbs from a year earlier.

Pork production in August was 1,815 million lbs, up 7% from the previous month but down 3% from the previous year. Commercial hog slaughter totaled 9.11 million head, down 2% from the previous year. The average live weight of slaughter hogs in August was 267 lbs, down 1 lb from August 2009, the U.S.D.A. said.

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