Pork production totaled 1.68 billion pounds, down 4 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 8.20 million head, down 4 percent from June 2012. The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 274 pounds.
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.86 billion pounds in June, down 4 percent from the 4.02 billion pounds produced in June 2012.
Beef production, at 2.17 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.73 million head, down 5 percent from June 2012. The average live weight was up 17 pounds from the previous year, at 1,307 pounds.