Swine Statistical References – Meat Animals



This factsheet lists data sources and associated hyperlinks to meat animal, dairy and grain production websites. The websites contain data for cattle, calves, sheep, lambs and hogs for animals at federally inspected plants and home consumption. To go to the desired website click on the internet link provided in the third column of the references.


See PIG 15-03-01 for additional information relative to livestock slaughter.



  • Locate the Red Meat Yearbook
  • Review trends in livestock and dairy production
  • Locate quarterly and annual pig crop reports Locate weekly weights of hogs
  • Locate daily and weekly red meat production
  • Locate end-of-month stocks of meat, poultry, vegetables, etc., in cold storage


Meat Animals


Meat Animals: Production, Disposition, Income, USDA/NASS (1964-date) Annual balance sheet and income estimates for cattle, hogs and sheep. Includes estimates of beginning and ending inventories; also total production and marketings in pounds, average prices, value of production, cash receipts, home consumption, and gross marketings by state and U.S., for previous years. http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/ MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1101
Trends in U.S. Livestock and Dairy   http://www.usda.gov/nass/pubs/trends/livestockdairy.htm
Red Meat Yearbook, USDA/ERS Monthly, quarterly, and annual data on commercial livestock slaughter and meat production; livestock and meat prices and price indexes; inventories of cattle, hogs, and sheep; and meat supply and utilization. Excel spreadsheets http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1354
Meat, Livestock and Grain Prices and Summaries, USDA/AMS   http://www.ams.usda.gov/LSMNpubs/index.htm
Hogs and Pigs Reports (1968- date) Issued four times yearly, presents data on the U.S. pig crop for 17 major states and the U.S., including inventory number by class, weight group, and value of hogs and pigs, farrowings, farrowing intentions. Also includes the number of operations keeping hogs, the number of hog operations and percent of inventory by size groups. http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1086
Hog weights – Weekly Current weekly live barrows and gilts, Iowa-S. MN. http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/NW_LS720.txt
Live and Slaughter Weights, Daily and Weekly Cattle, calves, hogs, sheep, goats, equine and bison. http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/WA_LS711.txt
Weekly Meat Production, USDA Cattle, calves, hogs, and sheep. http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS712.TXT
Pork in Cold Storage, USDA/NASS (1964-date) Regional and national end-of-month stocks of meats, dairy products, poultry products, fruits, nuts, and vegetables in public, private and semi-private refrigerated warehouses. http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/ MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1034


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