Record meat production expected in 2019

Record meat production expected in 2019
Lee Schulz, associate professor of economics at Iowa State University.

Although the United States had record red meat and poultry production last year, these records are expected to be broken this year.

The United States Department of Agriculture said beef production in 2019 will rise due to increased slaughter and heavier carcass weights, while pork production will rise due to growth in farrowings and pigs per litter, which will support larger pig crops.

The poultry and egg sectors are expected to experience production...

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