Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.03 billion pounds in November, up 7 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in November 2014.

Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.29 million head, up 2 percent from November 2014. The average live weight was up 30 pounds from the previous year, at 1,393 pounds.

Veal production totaled 7.1 million pounds, 9 percent above November a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 38,800 head, up 8 percent from November 2014. The average live weight was up 4 pounds from last year, at 310 pounds.
 

Cattle: Commercial Slaughter Number of Head by Month and Year, US

United States 2,246,800 2,293,200 46,400
State Nov-14 Nov-15 Difference
Alabama 400 400 0
Alaska 100 100 0
Arizona 38,700 49,300 10,600
Arkansas 500 300 -200
California 94,700 97,500 2,800
Colorado 185,900 183,300 -2,600
Delaware-Md 2,600 3,100 500
Hawaii 700 600 -100
Idaho 2,500 3,100 600
Indiana 2,400 2,400 0
Kansas 424,400 430,700 6,300
Kentucky 1,000 1,100 100
Louisiana 400 400 0
Michigan 39,000 39,400 400
Minnesota 50,000 40,100 -9,900
Mississippi 100 200 100
Missouri 2,200 1,400 -800
Montana 1,900 2,200 300
Nebraska 519,700 563,300 43,600
Nevada 100 100 0
New England 2,000 2,100 100
New Jersey 2,200 2,200 0
New Mexico 400 300 -100
New York 2,600 2,500 -100
North Carolina 5,300 4,300 -1,000
North Dakota 500 400 -100
Ohio 8,700 7,000 -1,700
Oklahoma 1,600 2,000 400
Oregon 5,100 5,000 -100
Pennsylvania 79,500 81,500 2,000
South Carolina 13,600 13,500 -100
Tennessee 4,700 4,300 -400
Texas 375,300 394,000 18,700
Utah 42,400 42,100 -300
Virginia 1,100 1,000 -100
Washington 79,800 82,600 2,800
West Virginia 1,000 900 -100
Wisconsin 97,600 98,500 900
Wyoming 500 500 0
Source:  NASS/USDA (head)