Record red meat, pork, beef production in March

Record red meat, pork, beef production in March

The USDA says red meat production during March was an all-time high for the month at 4.995 billion pounds, an increase of 13% from March 2019. That might be the last month with record red meat production for the next couple of months as processing speed slows down because of several major plants being closed following COVID-19 infections.

Beef production was a record high for the month at 2.411 billion pounds, up 14% on the year, with a 10% jump in the slaughter to 2.922 and a 29 pound gain in the average live weight to 1,368 pounds.

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