Meat Animals Production, Disposition, and Income

Total 2011 production of cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled 72.6 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2010. Production increased 2 percent for hogs and pigs and increased slightly for cattle and calves.

Total 2011 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased 22 percent to $84.6 billion. Cattle and calves accounted for over 74 percent of this total and hogs and pigs accounted for nearly 26 percent.

The 2011 gross income from cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled $85.2 billion, up 22 percent from 2010. Gross income for cattle and calves increased 22 percent and hogs and pigs increased 21 percent over previous year’s gross income.

Cattle and Calves: Cash receipts from marketings of cattle and calves increased 22 percent from $51.5 billion in 2010 to $62.9 billion in 2011. All cattle and calf marketings totaled 56.1 billion pounds in 2011, up 1 percent from 2010.

Hogs and Pigs: Cash receipts from hogs and pigs totaled $21.7 billion during 2011, up 21 percent from 2010. Marketings totaled 31.8 billion pounds in 2011, up 1 percent from 2010.

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