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US Slaughter Statistics - August 2011

30 August 2011
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.

Commercial red meat production for the US totaled 3.79 billion pounds in July, down four per cent from the 3.96 billion pounds produced in July 2010.

Beef production, at 2.14 billion pounds, was four per cent below the previous year.

Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, down five per cent from July 2010. The average live weight was down one pound from the previous year, at 1,272 pounds.

Veal production totaled 10.1 million pounds, eight per cent below July a year ago.

Calf slaughter totaled 73,400 head, down two per cent from July 2010. The average live weight was down seven pounds from last year, at 244 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.64 billion pounds, down four per cent from the previous year.

Hog slaughter totaled 8.16 million head, down four per cent from July 2010. The average live weight was down one pound from the previous year, at 268 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 10.9 million pounds, was down 15 per cent from July 2010.

Sheep slaughter totaled 164,900 head, 16 per cent below last year. The average live weight was 133 pounds, up three pounds from July a year ago.

January to July 2011 commercial red meat production was 28.0 billion pounds, up one per cent from 2010.

Accumulated beef production was up one per cent from last year, veal was down three per cent, pork was up one per cent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down nine per cent.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

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