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US Livestock Slaughter Statistics

24 November 2008
National Agricultural Statistics Service

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.

Lamb and Mutton Production at Record Low for October

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.53 billion pounds in October, down 2 percent from the 4.62 billion pounds produced in October 2007.

Beef production, at 2.34 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.99 million head, down 4 percent from October 2007. The average live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year, at 1,303 pounds.

Veal production totaled 13.6 million pounds, 22 percent above October a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 95,700 head, up 47 percent from October 2007. The average live weight was down 44 pounds from last year, at 244 pounds.

January to October 2008 commercial red meat production was 42.2 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 2007. Accumulated beef production was up 2 percent from last year, veal was up 2 percent, pork was up 8 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down 4 percent.

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

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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