Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in September, down slightly from the 3.95 billion pounds produced in September 2012.
Pork production totaled 1.84 billion pounds, down 4 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.03 million head, down 4 percent from September 2012. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 273 pounds.
January to September 2013 commercial red meat production was 36.4 billion pounds, down slightly from 2012.
Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was down 6 percent, pork was down 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1 percent.
October 2013/ USDA/ United States.