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Hawaii Monthly Livestock Review Partial Summary
June Egg Production Down 5 Percent
From A Year Ago
Hawaii egg production totaled 5.70 million (15,833 cases) in June 2009, down 5 percent from June 2008 due to a 3 percent decline in layers on hand and a 2 percent reduction in the rate of lay per 1,000 layers.
Cumulative egg production for the first half of 2009 totaled 34.80 million, down 7 percent from the same period a year ago.
Cattle Marketings Increased 3 Percent In June
Cattle marketings (sum of exports and local slaughter) totaled 3,900 head for June 2009, up 3 percent from May’s revised total of 3,800 head. Exports accounted for 77 percent of June’s total marketings with steers making up 53 percent of the exported cattle. Local slaughter totaled 900 head killed in June 2009, unchanged from May.
Cumulative cattle marketings for the first half of 2009 totaled 23,600 head, down 20 percent compared to the first six months of last year. Cattle exports were down 24 percent so far this year compared to last year while local slaughter was down 2 percent from a year ago.
June Commercial Pork Production Increased 14 Percent
Hawaii commercial pork production (local slaughter) during June 2009 totaled 243,000 pounds, up 14 percent from May. June’s higher dressed weight total was the result of an 15 percent increase in the number of head slaughtered to 1,500 which more than offset a 1 percent drop in average live weight.
Cumulative number of hogs slaughtered through June 2009 totaled 7,900 head, down 16 percent from the first half of 2008. Total dressed weight through June 2009 is estimated at 1.4 million pounds, down 14 percent from the same period a year ago.
June Milk Production Matches May
Hawaii’s dairy cows produced 1.9 million pounds of milk in June 2009, unchanged from May but up 27 percent from a year ago. Improved pasture conditions and health of the herd were major factors for the increased output in milk from a year ago.
Cow Herd Numbers Remain Steady
Hawaii’s cow herd, both dry and milking, numbered 1,500 head in June 2009; unchanged from May but down 6 percent compared to June 2008. Currently, there are two commercial dairy operations in the State. Both are located on the island of Hawaii.
Milk Per Cow Production Remains Above Year-Ago Level
Average milk per cow is estimated at 1,200 pounds for June 2009, unchanged from May but 33 percent higher than June 2008. Improved weather, feed, and herd quality compared to a year ago all contributed to the increase in productivity.