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Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.32 billion pounds in October, down 4 percent from the

4.51 billion pounds produced in October 2013.

Beef production, at 2.17 billion pounds, was 6 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million

head, down 9 percent from October 2013. The average live weight was up 28 pounds from the previous year, at

1,355 pounds.

Veal production totaled 7.7 million pounds, 22 percent below October a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 43,300 head,

down 38 percent from October 2013. The average live weight was up 59 pounds from last year, at 304 pounds.

Pork production totaled 2.13 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.95 million

head, down 4 percent from October 2013. The average live weight was up 8 pounds from the previous year, at

286 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.4 million pounds, was up 2 percent from October 2013. Sheep slaughter totaled

207,700 head, slightly below last year. The average live weight was 129 pounds, up 3 pounds from October a year ago.

January to October 2014 commercial red meat production was 39.5 billion pounds, down 4 percent from 2013.

Accumulated beef production was down 6 percent from last year, veal was down 14 percent, pork was down 1 percent

from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down slightly.

For a full copy of the Livestock Slaughter report please visit http://www.nass.usda.gov. For state specific questions please


Arizona – Dave DeWalt 1-800-645-7286

Colorado – William R. Meyer 1-800-392-3202

Montana – Eric Sommer 1-800-835-2612

New Mexico – Longino Bustillos 1-800-530-8810

Utah – John Hilton 1-800-747-8522

Wyoming – Rhonda Brandt 1-800-892-1660

–National Ag Statistics Service

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