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 3.97 billion pounds in February, up 10 percent from the 3.62 billion pounds produced in February 2007.

Beef production, at 2.04 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, up 3 percent from February 2007. The average live weight was up 11 pounds from the previous year, at 1,285 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.0 million pounds, 9 percent below February a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 69,100 head, up 4 percent from February 2007. The average live weight was down 36 pounds from last year, at 272 pounds.

January to February 2008 commercial red meat production was 8.38 billion pounds, up 9 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 4 percent from last year, veal was down 16 percent, pork was up 15 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1 percent.

February 2007 contained 20 weekdays (including one holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

February 2008 contained 21 weekdays (including one holiday) 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 Steers

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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