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 Red Meat Production Down From Previous Month

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.93 billion pounds in September, up slightly from the previous year.

Beef production, at 2.16 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, down slightly from September 2005. The average live weight was up 7 pounds from the previous year, at 1,282 pounds.

Veal production totaled 12.8 million pounds, 3 percent below September a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 57,500 head, down 5 percent from September 2005. The average live weight was 2 pounds above last year, at 365 pounds.

January to September 2006 commercial red meat production was 35.2 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2005. Accumulated beef production was up 6 percent from last year, veal was down 3 percent, pork was up 2 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down slightly.

September 2005 contained 22 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.
September 2006 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

US Monthly Commercial Red Meat Production

US Monthly Commercial Slaughter



Average Live Weight Cattle

US Monthly Federally Inspected

Average Dressed Weight Cattle

Average Dressed Weight Steers

Average Dressed Weight Heifers

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