ATHENS, Ga. — Total 2020 production of meat animals (cattle and calves and hogs and pigs) for the United States totaled 86.0 billion pounds, down 1 percent from 2019. Production increased 2 percent for cattle and calves but decreased 3 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2020 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals decreased 7 percent to $82.3 billion.
Cash receipts from marketings of cattle and calves decreased 5 percent from $66.3 billion in 2019 to $63.1 billion in 2020. All cattle and calf marketings totaled 59.0 billion pounds in 2020, up 1 percent from 2019. Cash receipts from cattle and calves were down in Alabama and South Carolina while Florida and Georgia saw an increase for 2020.
Milk production increased 2.2 percent in 2020 to 223 billion pounds. The rate per cow, at 23,777 pounds, was 382 pounds above 2019. Total US cash receipts from marketings of milk during 2020 totaled $40.5 billion, up slightly from 2019. Producer returns averaged $18.25 per hundredweight, 2.1 percent below 2019. In the Southern Region, cash receipts for milk were down in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Cash receipts from hogs and pigs totaled $19.2 billion during 2020, down 12 percent from 2019. Marketings totaled 41.9 billion pounds in 2020, down 3 percent from 2019. Cash receipts were down for Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina compared to 2019.
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