U.S. Meat and Livestock Trade for August: Summary

Following is a summary of U.S. meat and livestock trade, according to the Department of Agriculture:

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                     Aug.       Aug.                  YTD         YTD
                     2011       2010     YOY%        2011        2010      YOY%
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                 ---------------------------Exports----------------------------
Beef and veal     261,965    201,132    30.2%   1,869,328   1,468,563     27.3%
Cattle             17,237      5,112   237.2%     100,792      47,215    113.5%
Pork              433,367    301,827    43.6%   3,270,570   2,756,419     18.7%
Hog                 1,384        398   247.7%      22,730      17,076     33.1%
Lamb                   19         54   -65.2%         616       1,531    -59.7%
Mutton                453        233    94.6%      12,236      10,424     17.4%
Broiler           222,827    210,410     5.9%   4,475,579   4,197,601      6.6%
Other chicken       3,789      1,150   229.5%      55,562      52,843      5.1%
Turkey             15,118     10,119    49.4%     445,300     358,446     24.2%
Egg, products       7,991      7,299     9.5%     183,827     167,971      9.4%
Shell egg           3,213      2,502     0.2%      89,636      76,733     16.8%
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                     Aug.       Aug.                  YTD         YTD
                     2011       2010     YOY%        2011        2010      YOY%
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                 ---------------------------Imports----------------------------
Beef and veal     189,209    208,791    -9.4%   1,437,073   1,704,514    -15.7%
Cattle            163,372    117,112    39.5%   1,325,345   1,442,615     -8.1%
Pork               68,295     83,194   -17.9%     526,909     561,230     -6.1%
Hog                     0          0      n/a   3,806,375   3,814,691     -0.2%
Lamb                   15         57   -72.8%      92,139      96,982     -5.0%
Mutton                  0          0      n/a      28,263      17,775     59.0%
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NOTE: Beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton are in carcass weight
1,000 pounds. Cattle and hogs are in heads. Broiler, other chicken
and turkey are in 1,000 pounds. Egg products are in shell-egg
equivalent 1,000 dozen and shell eggs are in 1,000 dozen.

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