Red Meat Production for August by State (2023)
In August 2023, red meat production in the United States faced various challenges, resulting in a modest decrease compared to the same period last year. The national red meat production for the month amounted to approximately 4,673.2 million pounds, representing a decrease of 153 million pounds (-3.2%) compared to August 2022. Several states experienced notable fluctuations in their red meat production, with Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas being the focus of this report.
United States Overview:
The United States produced a total of 4,673.2 million pounds of red meat in August 2023, showing a decrease of 153 million pounds compared to the same period last year. This decrease is primarily attributed to lower production levels in key states.
August 2023 Production: 661.2 million pounds
Difference from August 2022: -47.3 million pounds (-6.7%)
Nebraska experienced a significant decline in red meat production, primarily driven by adverse weather conditions and supply chain disruptions.
August 2023 Production: 764.7 million pounds
Difference from August 2022: +49 million pounds (+6.8%)
Iowa saw a notable increase in red meat production, reflecting efficient agricultural practices and favorable conditions.
August 2023 Production: 513.9 million pounds
Difference from August 2022: -37.1 million pounds (-6.7%)
Kansas faced challenges similar to Nebraska, resulting in a decline in red meat production.
August 2023 Production: 396.5 million pounds
Difference from August 2022: -27.7 million pounds (-6.6%)
Texas also reported reduced red meat production due to various factors impacting the industry.
Factors Influencing Production:
Weather Conditions: Unfavorable weather conditions, including droughts and extreme temperatures, adversely affected production in several states.
Supply Chain Disruptions: Ongoing supply chain disruptions, including labor shortages and transportation issues, impacted processing and distribution.
Market Demand: Fluctuations in consumer demand and export markets contributed to production variations.
The red meat industry in the United States faces ongoing challenges, but some states, such as Iowa, have managed to maintain or increase production despite these difficulties. Producers continue to adapt to changing conditions, and government support programs aim to stabilize the industry.
Note: Data source - NASS/USDA (pounds) - Rob Cook
This report provides an overview of red meat production in the United States, with a focus on key states. Future developments will depend on various factors, including weather, market dynamics, and efforts to address supply chain disruptions. Stakeholders in the industry should closely monitor these factors to make informed decisions in the coming months.