Montly Meat Production High In U.S.November 24, 2017 10:14am
According the USDA, there were all-time monthly record highs for red meat and pork production in October.
Commercial red meat production in the U.S. totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5% from the 4.43 billion pounds in October of 2016.
Beef production was up 4% however the average live weight was down 20 lbs from the previous year.
Veal production was 3% below last year’s mark.
Pork production totatled 2.32 billion pounds, up 5% from the previous year and the average live weight was steady at 282 lbs.
Lamb and mutton production, at 11.9 million pounds, was up 2 percent from October 2016.