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Accession Number PB2012-114897
Title Livestock Slaughter (Released September 21, 2012).
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 17p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.39 billion pounds in August, up 2 percent from the 4.30 billion pounds produced in August 2011. Beef production, at 2.37 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.00 million head, down 3 percent from August 2011. The average live weight was up 30 pounds from the previous year, at 1,300 pounds. Veal production totaled 10.1 million pounds, 11 percent below August a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 72,600 head, down 9 percent from August 2011. The average live weight was down 11 pounds from last year, at 237 pounds. Pork production totaled 2.00 billion pounds, up 6 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.94 million head, up 4 percent from August 2011. The average live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year, at 269 pounds. Lamb and mutton production, at 14.2 million pounds, was up 8 percent from August 2011. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,500 head, 1 percent above last year. The average live weight was 142 pounds, up 10 pounds from August a year ago. January to August 2012 commercial red meat production was 32.6 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2011. Accumulated beef production was down 1 percent from last year, veal was down 9 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 4 percent.
Keywords Agricultural economics
Beef
Cattle
Food inspection
Hogs
Livestock
Meats
Pork
Production
Sheep
Slaughter
Statistical data
Tables(Data)
United States
Veal


 
Source Agency National Agricultural Statistics Service
NTIS Subject Category 98B - Agricultural Economics
96A - Domestic Commerce, Marketing, & Economics
Corporate Author National Agricultural Statistics Service, Washington, DC. Agricultural Statistics Board.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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