Total meat production estimates up

Total meat production estimates up

The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates’ forecast for the U.S.’s total meat production in 2019 was raised in August from its July estimate as increases in broiler and turkey production more than offset declines in beef and pork production.

Broiler production was raised on June production data and the expectation of a continued higher proportion of heavier weight birds in the slaughter mix.

Forecast turkey production was also raised on recent production data and higher expected slaughter in the fourth quarter.

The decline in beef production ...

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