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Northeastern Region November 2016 Livestock Slaughter Report
Commercial red meat production for New England totaled 2.4 million pounds in November, up 16 percent from the 2.1 million pounds produced in November 2015.  Cattle slaughter totaled 2.4 thousand head, up 14 percent from November 2015.  The average live weight was up 10 pounds from the previous year, at 1,091.  Calf slaughter totaled 400 head, up 100 percent from November 2015.  The average live weight was up 10 pounds from last year, at 174 pounds.  Hog slaughter totaled 3.6 thousand head, up 9 percent from November 2015. The average live weight was up 16 pounds from the previous year, at 284 pounds.  Sheep slaughter totaled 3.7 thousand head, 28 percent above last year. The average live weight was 96 pounds, down 1 pound from November a year ago.

Commercial red meat production for New York totaled 3.7 million pounds in November, up 20 percent from the 3.1 million pounds produced in November 2015.  Cattle slaughter totaled 3.2 thousand head, up 28 percent from November 2015.  The average live weight was up 22 pounds from the previous year, at 1,191.  Calf slaughter totaled 5,400 head, up 116 percent from November 2015.  The average live weight was down 104 pounds from last year, at 98 pounds.  Hog slaughter totaled 5.3 thousand head, up 15 percent from November 2015.  The average live weight was up 12 pounds from the previous year, at 271 pounds.  Sheep slaughter totaled 4.8 thousand head, 9 percent below last year. The average live weight was 105 pounds, unchanged pounds from November a year ago.

Registration Open for USDA Conservation Programs
Registration is still open for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). To register, fill out eligibility forms. Once you qualify, ensure your application is submitted to your local NRCS service center by February 17, 2017, to be considered for the second FY2017 ranking period.