In October, commercial red meat production for the U.S. totaled 4.39 billion lbs., down 3% from the 4.53 billion lbs. produced in October of the previous year.
Pork production totaled 2.09 billion lbs., down 3% from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 10.3 million head, down 4% from October 2008. The average live weight was up 3 lbs. from the previous year, at 272 lbs.