Red meat production drops 4% in 2014

Red meat production drops 4% in 2014

TOTAL red meat production for the U.S. totaled 47.4 billion lb. in 2014, 4% lower than the previous year, according to the 2014 "Livestock Slaughter Summary" report issued April 27 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 47.3 billion lb. On-farm slaughter totaled 93.4 million lb.

Beef production totaled 24.3 billion lb., down 6% from t

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