Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 15, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 16, 2013 was estimated at 976.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.9 percent higher than a week ago and 1.4 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
1.2 percent lower compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  16-Nov-13       480.3          2.2        491.3         2.6     976.4
  09-Nov-13       486.0          2.1        477.2         2.5     967.8
   Change:         -1.2%         4.8%         3.0%        4.0%      0.9%
  17-Nov-12       497.3          2.3        487.4         2.8     989.8
   Change:         -3.4%        -4.3%         0.8%       -7.1%     -1.4%
  2013 YTD      22372.7         94.9      20037.8       127.2   42632.6
  2012 YTD      22623.0        100.9      20278.0       130.5   43132.4
   Change:         -1.1%        -6.0%        -1.2%       -2.5%     -1.2%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2013 totals are subject to revision
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  16-Nov-13     599,000       15,000    2,347,000      41,000
  09-Nov-13     607,000       15,000    2,290,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.3%         0.0%         2.5%        5.1%
  17-Nov-12     627,000       16,000    2,374,000      40,000
   Change:         -4.5%        -6.3%        -1.1%        2.5%
  2013 YTD   28,245,000      657,000   97,179,000   1,846,000
  2012 YTD   28,727,000      661,000   98,654,000   1,768,000
   Change:         -1.7%        -0.6%        -1.5%        4.4%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  16-Nov-13   Estimate          1334          248         280       129
  09-Nov-13   Estimate          1331          244         279       127
  17-Nov-12     Actual          1325          247         276       141
            Dressed:
  16-Nov-13   Estimate           803          146         209        65
  09-Nov-13   Estimate           802          143         208        64
  17-Nov-12     Actual           795          145         205        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  02-Nov-13       48.7%        29.0%        20.3%        2.0%
  03-Nov-12       47.3%        29.5%        21.5%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  02-Nov-13       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%
  03-Nov-12       97.2%                      2.6%                  0.3%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
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