Pork production increases US meat estimates
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows that total US meat production for 2009 is raised as higher pork production more than offsets lower beef and turkey production.
Pork production is raised mainly due to higher third-quarter slaughter and significantly higher weights due to favourable summer weather. The beef production forecast is reduced on lower expected cow slaughter. The turkey production forecast is reduced on slightly lower third-quarter output. Broiler production is unchanged.
The Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, released on September 25, indicated producers plan to farrow fewer sows during the remainder of 2009 and into 2010, which, coupled with fewer imports of hogs from Canada results in a lower production forecast.
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