Home / News / Livestock news / Pork production tops beef for first time in three years

Pork production tops beef for first time in three years

12/01/2011 @ 1:50pm

The USDA reports pork output in America for the week ended November 19 topped beef for first time since December 2008
 
Large hog supplies, along with strong world demand for pork, have encouraged processors to operate their plants at high levels throughout the fallMeanwhile, tighter supplies of market-ready steers and heifers--coupled with more cull cows in the slaughter mix--led to reduced beef output that week, says Bob Wilson at HedgersEdge.com.
 
The mix resulted in cow slaughter exceeding 150,000 head for first time since 1997 as cull cows are lighter than steers and heifers, producing less beef in the process
 
(END) Dow Jones Newswires

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM DOW JONES NEWSWIRES more +

Drought Punishes Kansas Wheat Crop By: 04/24/2014 @ 8:51am Drought in Kansas intensified in the week through April 22, according to the U.S. Drought…

CME Ups Soybean Price Limit to $1 By: 04/23/2014 @ 10:15am CME Group Inc. plans to change the way it sets one-day price limits in the trading of corn…

Ukraine's Farmers Miss Benefits of… By: 04/23/2014 @ 10:07am Wheat prices in Ukraine in the local currency, the hryvnia, have hit a historic high due to…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Waiting For the Planting Window