On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 101.9 FM Central Wisconsin

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
61° Feels Like: 61°
Wind: N 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 56°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 77°

Thurs Night

Partly Cloudy 51°

Alerts

Wisconsin red meat production drops 7% in 2012

by
Cattle in a field
Cattle in a field

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s production of red meat went down by seven percent last year.

The USDA reports a total red meat output of 115 million pounds. National beef production fell by one percent.

Cattle slaughter in the Badger State totaled 138,600, down almost 10 percent. Average live weights for meat animals went up by 19 pounds, to just over 1,300.

Wisconsin’s total hog slaughter for the old year was 38,600, down by around 6,300. The total hog herd dropped by six percent in 2012, to around 320,000 head. 

Comments