The Ohio field office of the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) reports commercial red meat production in Ohio during February was up 4 percent from a year ago at 22.7 million pounds. Compared to February 2011 total live weight of cattle was 11.2 million pounds, up 6 percent, hogs showed a 4 percent increase to 21.2 million, sheep and lambs were 13 percent higher at 63 thousand pounds.
Nationwide, commercial red meat production totaled 3.91 billion pounds, up 3 percent from February 2011.
Ohio’s egg production during February totaled 596 million eggs, that was a 9 percent drop from January, but a 4 percent increase from 2011. During February there were almost 28 million layers on Ohio farms.
Egg production in the U.S. in February totaled 7.24 billion, a 3 percent increase from last year.