Swine Statistical References – Livestock Slaughter Numbers


This factsheet lists data sources and associated hyperlinks to relevant livestock slaughter information websites. The websites contain data for cattle, calves, sheep, lambs and hogs at federally inspected plants. It also includes comparative weekly hog, sow and gilt slaughter numbers. To go to the desired website click on the internet link provided in the third column of the references.

See PIG 15-03-02 for information relative to livestock production.



  • Locate monthly numbers of livestock slaughtered in federally inspected plants
  • Locate live weights and dressed weights of red meat animals slaughtered
  • Locate red meat production by state and for the U.S.
  • Locate annual slaughter data for beef, veal, pork, lamb and mutton
  • Locate annual slaughter data from federally inspected plants and on-farm slaughter
  • Locate weekly hog, sow and gilt slaughter data

Slaughter – Hogs (and other livesetock)

Livestock Slaughter – Monthly, NASS Monthly number of head, live weight, dressed weight of cattle, calves, sheep, lambs, hog and pigs slaughtered in commercial plants and number by class in federally inspected plants by states; red meat production by species by states and U.S. http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1096
Livestock Slaughter – Annual, NASS This file contains the annual summary for total livestock slaughter and red meat production in commercial plants and on farms for the U.S.; red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton slaughter. http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1097
Hog, Sow, and Gilt Slaughter Comparisons – Weekly Glenn Grimes & Ron Plain, Univ. of MO. http://agebb.missouri.edu/mkt/bull18c.htm


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