US Livestock Slaughter Statistics

US - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) comment on livestock slaughter statistics such as beef and veal in their monthly Livestock Slaughter Report.
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National Agricultural Statistics Service

Record Low for January Lamb and Mutton Production

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.17 billion pounds in January, down six per cent from the 4.42 billion pounds produced in January 2008.

Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 5 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.72 million head, down six per cent from January 2008. The average live weight was up 15 pounds from the previous year, at 1,306 pounds.

Veal production totalled 12.0 million pounds, six per cent above January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 84,700 head, 19 percent above January 2008. The average live weight was down 24 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.

U.S. Monthly Commercial
Red Meat Production

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Average Live Weight

U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected
Average Dressed Weight

Further Reading

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