Livestock and Meats

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in meat and lifestock, can be found in the Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade report.

Data & Analysis

For calendar year (CY) 2014 and CY 2015, the total cattle population is estimated to grow from 300.6 to 301.1 million head.
Both EU beef and pork production are forecast to increase in 2015.
Argentine beef exports in 2015 are forecast at 210,000 tons carcass wt equivalent, an increase from the 2014 estimate, but still an insignificant volume for what Argentina has historically exported.
Beef production is expected down in 2015, as slaughter is lower than the revised 2014 number, reflecting the expectation that the UAE’s cattle donation will not continue into the coming year.