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USDA August Livestock Report Shows Gains In NY

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USDA New York is out with its monthly livestock slaughter report for August.

Statistician Blair Smith says:

  • Commercial red meat production was up 21% from a year ago
  • Cattle slaughter was up 10% and the average live weight was up
  • Calf slaughter was up 65% from August a year ago and the average live weight was down as much as 30%. Is it a sign of trimming herds?
  • Hog (33%) and sheep (6%) slaughter were also up year to year

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