On May 1, 2020, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released Southern Region News Release: Livestock and Milk Production and Income. This release features the 2018 and 2019 production and marketing values for Cattle and Calves, Hogs and Pigs, and Milk for the United States and for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina individually. Highlights from the release are included below. Follow the link above or at the bottom of the page for the complete document from USDA NASS.
“Total 2019 production of meat animals (cattle and calves and hogs and pigs) for the United States totaled 85.3 billion pounds, up 1 percent from 2018. Production decreased 2 percent for cattle and calves but increased 5 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2019 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased slightly to $88.3 billion.
Cash receipts from marketings of cattle and calves decreased slightly from $67.0 billion in 2018 to $66.2 billion in 2019. All cattle and calf marketings totaled 58.4 billion pounds in 2019, down 1 percent from 2018. Cash receipts were down across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, while up in South Carolina. Marketing of cattle and calves rose 3 percent in Florida, 2 percent in Georgia, and 11 percent in South Carolina.
Milk production increased 0.4 percent in 2019 to 218 billion pounds. The rate per cow, at 23,391 pounds, was 241 pounds above 2018. Total US cash receipts from marketings of milk during 2019 totaled $40.5 billion, 14.9 percent higher than 2018. Producer returns averaged $18.63 per hundredweight, 14.4 percent above 2018. In the Southern Region, cash receipts for milk was up in Florida and Georgia.
Cash receipts from hogs and pigs totaled $22.0 billion during 2019, up 5 percent from 2018. Marketings totaled 41.6 billion pounds in 2019, up 5 percent from 2018. Cash receipts were up in Florida and South Carolina while Alabama and Georgia were down compared to 2018. Marketings for hogs and pigs were up in Florida and South Carolina. “
From: Southern Region News Release: Livestock and Milk Production and Income. Released May 1, 2020 by USDA NASS