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Record August red meat, beef production

Commercial red meat production during August 2022 set a high-water mark for the month.

The USDA says the total of 4.826 billion pounds was 8% above August 2021, but the year-to-date pace of 36.786 billion pounds is still slightly behind last year’s pace.

Beef was a monthly record 2.506 billion pounds, up 6% on the year, with a 7% rise in slaughter to 3.076 million head canceling out a 6 pound loss in the average live weight at 1,348 pounds.

Record August red meat, beef production