Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 09, 2012          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 10, 2012 was estimated at 990.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.0 percent lower than a week ago and 2.1 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.1 percent higher compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  10-Nov-12       502.6          2.1        482.8         2.9     990.4
  03-Nov-12       515.8          1.9        480.0         2.7    1000.4
   Change:         -2.6%        10.5%         0.6%        7.4%     -1.0%
  12-Nov-11       484.7          2.6        480.2         2.9     970.4
   Change:          3.7%       -19.2%         0.5%        0.0%      2.1%
  2012 YTD      22133.4         98.3      19786.1       127.9   42145.7
  2011 YTD      22520.8        109.5      19354.9       122.1   42107.3
   Change:         -1.7%       -10.2%         2.2%        4.8%      0.1%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2012 totals are subject to revision
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  10-Nov-12     631,000       15,000    2,367,000      42,000
  03-Nov-12     646,000       14,000    2,359,000      38,000
   Change:         -2.3%         7.1%         0.3%       10.5%
  12-Nov-11     630,000       17,000    2,307,000      43,000
   Change:          0.2%       -11.8%         2.6%       -2.3%
  2012 YTD   28,099,000      643,000   96,292,000   1,730,000
  2011 YTD   29,255,000      725,000   94,364,000   1,736,000
   Change:         -4.0%       -11.3%         2.0%       -0.3%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  10-Nov-12   Estimate          1322          240         274       140
  03-Nov-12   Estimate          1323          234         273       143
  12-Nov-11     Actual          1291          261         279       135
            Dressed:
  10-Nov-12   Estimate           798          141         204        70
  03-Nov-12   Estimate           800          138         204        72
  12-Nov-11     Actual           771          154         208        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  27-Oct-12       49.3%        27.5%        21.4%        1.8%
  29-Oct-11       48.1%        28.4%        21.8%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  27-Oct-12       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%
  29-Oct-11       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*2011 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
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