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 4.42 billion pounds in January, up 8 percent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in January 2007.

Beef production, at 2.23 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.90 million head, up 4 percent from January 2007. The average live weight was up 1 pound from the previous year, at 1,291 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.3 million pounds, 21 percent below January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 71,500 head, 4 percent below January 2007. The average live weight was down 55 pounds from last year, at 269 pounds.

January 2007 contained 23 weekdays (including two holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

January 2008 contained 23 weekdays (including two holidays) and 4 Saturdays.

U.S. Monthly Commercial Red Meat Production

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter Cattle

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter Calves

U.S. Monthly Commercial Slaughter Average Live Weight Cattle

U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected Average Dressed Weight Cattle

U.S. Monthly Federally Inspected Average Dressed Weight Heifers

Further Reading

More information - You can view the full report, including tables, by clicking here.

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