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Value added per head due to beef and pork muscle cut and variety meat (VM) exports.

 
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
BEEF
Cut value ($/head) $189.15 $215.76 $265.04 $239.43 $224.88
VM value ($/head) $27.58 $29.20 $35.32 $38.44 $37.29
Total value ($/head) $216.73 $244.96 $300.36 $277.87 $262.17
VM share (%) 13% 12% 12% 14% 14%
PORK
Cut value ($/head) $48.21 $45.79 $53.87 $41.50 $41.75
VM value ($/head) $7.66 $8.16 $8.58 $6.81 $8.45
Total value ($/head) $55.87 $53.95 $62.45 $48.31 $50.20
VM share (%) 14% 15% 14% 14% 17%
All values are USMEF calculations based on USDA Nation Agricultural Statistics Service slaughter data and USDA Foreign Agriculture Service product value data.