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

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.61 billion pounds in October, up 10 percent from the 4.20 billion pounds produced in October 2006.

Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was 9 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.10 million head, up 8 percent from October 2006. The average live weight was up 9 pounds from the previous year, at 1,300 pounds.

January to October 2007 commercial red meat production was 40.3 billion pounds, up 2 percent from 2006. Accumulated beef production was up 1 percent from last year, veal was down 3 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 2 percent.

U.S. Monthly Commercial
Red Meat Production



U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter
Cattle



U.S. Monthly Commercial SlaughterAverage Live Weight
Cattle



U.S. Monthly Federally InspectedAverage Dressed Weight
Cattle

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