U.S. pork production totaled 2.08 billion pounds in November, down slightly from the same time in 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report

Hog slaughter totaled 10.11 million head, up 1 percent from November 2011. Iowa, North Carolina and Illinois were the top three slaughtering states, at 2.705 million head, 1.063 million head and 982,000 head, respectively. 


The average live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 276 pounds, according to the USDA. Total live weight was also down, to 2.788 billion pounds from November 2011's 2.795 billion pounds.