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Ag stats: January 2022 U.S. livestock slaughter highlights

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Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.56 billion pounds in January, down 5 percent from the 4.80 billion

pounds produced in January 2021.

Beef production, at 2.27 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2

percent from January 2021. The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 1,398 pounds.

Veal production totaled 4.6 million pounds, slightly below January a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 32,300 head, slightly below