… USDA says pork production during June 2020 was 2.400 billion pounds, up 14% from June 2019 with a 12% jump in the slaughter to 11.177 million head and a three pound gain in the average live weight at 288 pounds… 

 

 

June pork production hits record monthly high

 

By John Perkins, Brownfield

July 23, 2020

 

Commercial pork production during June was a record monthly high. That followed a couple of months of dramatically lower production as several major plants either closed or reduced hours to fight COVID-19 infections.

 

The USDA says pork production during June 2020 was 2.400 billion pounds, up 14% from June 2019 with a 12% jump in the slaughter to 11.177 million head and a three pound gain in the average live weight at 288 pounds.

 

Commercial beef production was 2.374 billion pounds, 7% above the year before with a 2% increase in the slaughter to 2.876 million head and a 52 pound gain in the average live weight at 1,365 pounds.

 

Iowa had the overall lead in red meat production for the month at 762.6 million pounds, 66.4 million ahead of second place Nebraska...

 

... The monthly red meat production total of 4.792 billion pounds was 10% more than the previous year...

 

more

https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/june-pork-production-hits-record-monthly-high/

 

 

Red meat, pork supplies below a year ago

 

By John Perkins, Brownfield

July 22, 2020

 

The USDA says pork supplies in cold storage at the end of June were well below a year ago. Pork came out at 464.373 million pounds, slightly less than at the end of May and 25% below the year before because of reduced production levels due to COVID-19 and solid demand ahead of the July 4th weekend.

 

Beef was reported at 428.122 million pounds, an increase of 3% on the month and 6% on the year because of comparatively slower demand. That drop in pork led red meat supplies to a 12% year to year decline at 942.493 million pounds.

 

Chicken stocks were pegged at 854.960 million pounds, down slightly on the month, but up 2% on the year, while turkey totaled 473.670 million pounds, 13% more than the prior month, but 12% less than last year, putting poultry at 1.337 billion pounds, a year to year decrease of 3%.

 

The USDA’s red meat production numbers for June are out Thursday afternoon and the monthly poultry production report is due Friday afternoon...

 

more

https://brownfieldagnews.com/news/red-meat-pork-supplies-below-a-year-ago/