State's red-meat production risesSeptember 25, 2009 - 9:23amnews
SIOUX FALLS - Commercial red meat production for South Dakota totaled 75.4 million pounds during August. This was up 2 percent from one year ago and up 27 percent from last month. For August, both pork production and sheep and lamb production were up from one year ago, according to the South Dakota office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 344,300 head during August,