Record red meat, pork production in February

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Record red meat, pork production in February

Another month, another all-time monthly high for commercial red meat and pork production. The USDA says red meat production during February totaled 4.172 billion pounds, up 2% on the year and the year-to date total is 3% ahead of 2018’s record pace at 8.874 billion.

Pork was reported at 2.168 billion pounds, a 5% increase, with a 5% rise in the monthly slaughter to 10.104 million head and a 1-pound gain in the average live weight to 287 pounds.

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