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U.S. Beef Production Up

KSCB News - February 22, 2013 8:09 am

A new government report shows that U.S. beef production and slaughter numbers were up in January in the wake of a widespread drought that drove ranchers to sell off livestock.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that commercial red meat production totaled 4.35 billion pounds in January. That is up 5 percent from the same month in 2012.

Beef production totaled 2.26 billion pounds for a 7 percent jump from the same month a year ago.

Some 2.83 million head of cattle were slaughtered in January. That is 4 percent more cattle than the previous January.

Production of veal, pork, lamb and mutton also was up in January.

 

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