Red Meat Counts Up

West Virginia’s meat producers are seeing an increase in numbers.
According the the USDA, red meat production has increased by 26 percent in West Virginia in the last year.
In September cattle, hog and sheep farmers produced over 1 million pounds of meet. This is in addition to the 740,000 pounds of red meat already produced in 2009.
Nationwide USDA figures show red meat production is down from 2008, but West Virginia is coming out on top. The estimated numbers are currently at 4.26 million pounds for September.
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