Livestock Slaughter Report
High Pork Production for December
red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in
December, up slightly from the
billion pounds produced in December 2016.
at 2.15 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter
totaled 2.58 million head, down 1 percent from December 2016. The average
live weight was down 2 pounds from the previous year, at 1,379 pounds.
totaled 6.6 million pounds, 4 percent below December a year ago. Calf slaughter
totaled 46,400 head, down 5 percent from December 2016. The average live
weight was up 5 pounds from last year, at 245 pounds.
totaled 2.23 billion pounds, up 1 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter
totaled 10.5 million head, down slightly from December 2016. The average
live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year, at 286 pounds.
to December 2017 commercial red meat production was 52.0 billion pounds,
up 3 percent from 2016.
mutton production, at 12.8 million pounds, was down 2 percent from December
2016. Sheep slaughter totaled 188,100 head, 5 percent below last year.
The average live weight was 136 pounds, up 3 pounds from December a year
beef production was up 4 percent from last year, veal was down 1 percent,
pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was
down 3 percent.