October 26, 2022
Increased red meat production in West Virginia, US, in September 2022
The US state of West Virginia has seen a significant increase in commercial red meat production in September 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Services.
Commercial red meat production in the state during September 2022 totaled 1,100,000 pounds, a 12% increase from September 2021. Commercial red meat is the carcass weight after slaughter including beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton.
Commercial cattle slaughter totaled 1,488,000 pounds live weight, up 9% from September 2021. Total cattle slaughtered totaled 1,500 heads, up 100 heads from the previous year. The average weight was up 33 pounds totaling 1,018 pounds.
Commercial hog slaughter totaled 254,000 pounds live weight, up 21% from September 2021. 800 hog heads slaughtered was the total count, up 100 heads from the previous year.
- WVNS 59News