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Published August 26, 2011, 08:47 AM

SD red meat production down in July

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 71 million pounds during July, down 7 percent from June and down 3 percent over the year.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 71 million pounds during July, down 7 percent from June and down 3 percent over the year.

The Agriculture Department says July pork, sheep and lamb production all were down from the previous year.

The commercial hog slaughter in South Dakota totaled 328,100 head, compared to 329,600 head in July 2010.

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