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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri May 09, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, May 10, 2014 was estimated at 912.2 million lbs.

according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.

This was 0.9 percent lower than a week ago and 1.5 percent lower

than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was

3.3 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)

  10-May-14       471.6          2.1        435.8         2.7     912.2

  03-May-14       480.6          2.1        435.3         2.7     920.7

   Change:         -1.9%         0.0%         0.1%        0.0%     -0.9%

  11-May-13       489.9          2.0        431.0         2.8     925.7

   Change:         -3.7%         5.0%         1.1%       -3.6%     -1.5%

  2014 YTD       8481.6         37.0       8271.8        53.0   16843.4

  2013 YTD       8965.6         39.9       8357.9        52.9   17416.4

   Change:         -5.4%        -7.3%        -1.0%        0.2%     -3.3%

(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.

(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.

2014 totals are subject to revision

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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)

Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  10-May-14     597,000       12,000    2,016,000      39,000

  03-May-14     608,000       12,000    2,019,000      39,000

   Change:         -1.8%         0.0%        -0.1%        0.0%

  11-May-13     629,000       13,000    2,084,000      40,000

   Change:         -5.1%        -7.7%        -3.3%       -2.5%

  2014 YTD   10,654,000      231,000   38,609,000     755,000

  2013 YTD   11,340,000      267,000   40,292,000     741,000

   Change:         -6.0%       -13.5%        -4.2%        1.9%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  10-May-14   Estimate          1310          294         288       138

  03-May-14   Estimate          1312          291         287       137

  11-May-13     Actual          1290          262         277       142

            Dressed:

  10-May-14   Estimate           792          174         216        69

  03-May-14   Estimate           792          172         215        69

  11-May-13     Actual           780          154         207        71

------------------------------------------------------------------------

           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  26-Apr-14       53.0%        28.4%        16.9%        1.8%

  27-Apr-13       50.0%        28.0%        20.2%        1.7%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  26-Apr-14       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

  27-Apr-13       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%



*2013 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions

Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO

        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS712.txt

        www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNewsPage



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