Published in Genetics and Environmental Health Week, March 31st, 2004
The nation will produce about 25.3 billion pounds of beef this year, the department said. The March projection is 204 million pounds below the February estimate of the year's beef production.
"The pace of slaughter, especially cow slaughter, in the first quarter has been slower," the department said.
The department had removed some cattle from the human food supply after it announced in December that...
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