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Livestock Slaughter - October 2016 - US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – October 2016 – US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.31 billion pounds produced in October 2015. Beef production, at 2.21 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, up 5 percent from October 2015. The average live weight […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 ANNUAL U.S. Highlights

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2015 ANNUAL U.S. Highlights

Total red meat production for the United States totaled 48.5 billion pounds in 2015, 2 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 48.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 87.8 million pounds. Beef production totaled 23.8 billion pounds, down 2 […]

Livestock Slaughter-March 2016-US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter-March 2016-US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.90 billion pounds in February, up 5 percent from the 3.73 billion pounds produced in February 2015. Beef production, at 1.89 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.29 million head, up 5 percent from February 2015. The average live weight […]