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U. S. Department of Argriculture

Livestock Slaughter – July 2014 – U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.91 billion pounds in July, down 6 percent from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in July 2013. Beef production, at 2.09 billion pounds, was 9 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.60 million head, down 10 percent from July 2013. The average live […]

U. S. Department of Argriculture

Livestock Slaughter –April 2014—U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.98 billion pounds in April, down 3 percent from the 4.09 billion pounds produced in April 2013. Beef production, at 2.04 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.59 million head, down 5 percent from April 2013. The average live […]

U. S. Department of Argriculture

Livestock Slaughter – 2013 Annual United States Highlights

  Total red meat production for the United States totaled 49.3 billion pounds in 2013, slightly lower than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 49.2 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 95.6 million pounds. Beef production totaled 25.8 billion pounds, down 1 […]