October red meat production down 3%

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WASHINGTON — Total commercial red meat production in the United States in October was down 3% from a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Livestock Slaughter report.

October commercial red meat production was 4,265.2 million lbs, up 3% from September 2010 but down 3% from October 2009, the U.S.D.A. said. January – October red meat production was 40,365.7 million lbs, down 2% from the same period of the previous year.

Beef production was 2,237.8 million lbs in October, down 1% from September and down 2% from October 2009. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.87 million head, down 1% from the previous year. The average live weight of cattle at slaughter was 1,298 lbs, down 14 lbs from a year earlier.

Pork production in October was 2,002.9 million lbs, up 6% from the previous month but down 4% from the previous year. Commercial hog slaughter totaled 9.73 million head, down 6% from October 2009. The average live weight of slaughter hogs in October was 276 lbs, up 4 lbs from the previous year.

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