04-27-17 USDA NASS Meat Animal PDI

MEAT ANIMAL PRODUCTION, DISPOSITION, AND INCOME – 2016 SUMMARY

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Total 2016 production of cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled 78.3 billion pounds, up 3 percent from 2015. Production increased 3 percent for cattle and calves and 2 percent for hogs and pigs.

Total 2016 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals decreased 16 percent to $82.8 billion. Cattle and calves accounted for 77 percent of this total and hogs and pigs accounted for 23 percent.

The 2016 gross income from cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled $83.3 billion, down 16 percent from 2015. Gross income decreased 18 percent for cattle and calves and 9 percent for hogs and pigs from previous year’s gross income.

Cattle and Calves: Cash receipts from marketings of cattle and calves decreased 18 percent from $78.1 billion in 2015 to $63.9 billion in 2016. All cattle and calf marketings totaled 54.3 billion pounds in 2016, up 4 percent from 2015.

Hogs and Pigs: Cash receipts from hogs and pigs totaled $18.9 billion during 2016, down 9 percent from 2015. Marketings totaled 36.6 billion pounds in 2016, up 2 percent from 2015.

For a full copy of the Meat Animal Production, Disposition, and Income report please visit http://www.nass.usda.gov.

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