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Red meat production declines in November


The USDA says red meat production for November dropped slightly compared to year-ago levels. 

Total beef production dropped 6 percent to 2.28 billion pounds, an increase in slaughter more than canceled out heavier dressed weights.

Pork production was up 2 percent to 2.39 billion pounds, as total slaughter also increased 2 percent.

January to November 2023 red meat production is down 2 percent from 2022, largely due to the 5 percent decline in accumulated beef production.

Red meat production declines in November