04-25-19 USDA NASS-Colorado Livestock Slaughter Report

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER MARCH 2019
UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in March, down 2 percent from the  4.52 billion pounds produced in March 2018.
Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.65 million  head, down 2 percent from March 2018. The average live weight was down 19 pounds from the previous year, at 1,339
pounds.

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