South Dakota red meat production falls in October

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 12:50 PM

The U.S. Agriculture Department says commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 77.6 million pounds during October, down 22 percent from a year ago and down 1 percent from September's production.

October pork production was down from a year ago, while sheep and lamb production were unchanged.

Commercial hog slaughter in South Dakota totaled 351,600 head, compared to 459,800 head in October 2008.