Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Cattle Slaughter and Carcass Weights 2021

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — Daily slaughter data through July 17, the first 170 days of the year, has a total cattle slaughter of 17.94 million head, compared to 17.07 million head in 2020 and 17.87 million head for the yearto- date in 2019. Yearling (steer + heifer) slaughter makes up 78.5 percent of total cattle slaughter at 14.09 million head thus far in 2021. Average weekly yearling slaughter the first 28 weeks of 2021 is 501,392 head, fractionally higher than for same period in 2019. However, Monday-Friday (M-F) slaughter thus far in 2021…

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