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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO           Fri May 16, 2014           USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, May 17, 2014 was estimated at 903.5 million lbs.

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

This was 1.2 percent lower than a week ago and 3.3 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)

   17-May-14       465.7          1.9         433.0          2.9     903.5

   10-May-14       474.0          2.1         435.8          2.6     914.5

    Change:         -1.8%        -9.5%         -0.6%        11.5%     -1.2%

   18-May-13       508.9          2.0         420.3          3.1     934.3

    Change:         -8.5%        -5.0%          3.0%        -6.5%     -3.3%

   2014 YTD       8948.1         38.6        8706.4         56.0   17749.1

   2013 YTD       9474.5         41.9        8778.2         56.0   18350.7

    Change:         -5.6%        -7.9%         -0.8%         0.1%     -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

   17-May-14     591,000       11,000     1,999,000       41,000

   10-May-14     600,000       12,000     2,016,000       38,000

    Change:         -1.5%        -8.3%         -0.8%         7.9%

   18-May-13     654,000       12,000     2,037,000       42,000

    Change:         -9.6%        -8.3%         -1.9%        -2.4%

   2014 YTD   11,250,000      241,000    40,605,000      795,000

   2013 YTD   11,993,000      279,000    42,329,000      783,000

    Change:         -6.2%       -13.7%         -4.1%         1.6%

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                                      Average Weights (lbs)

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

   17-May-14   Estimate          1304           293          288       141

   10-May-14   Estimate          1310           294          288       138

   18-May-13     Actual          1286           272          276       147

             Dressed:

   17-May-14   Estimate           790           173          217        71

   10-May-14   Estimate           792           174          216        69

   18-May-13     Actual           780           161          206        74

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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls

   03-May-14       53.0%        28.5%         16.8%         1.8%

   04-May-13       50.0%        27.9%         20.3%         1.8%



            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars

   03-May-14       97.0%                       2.6%                   0.3%

   04-May-13       97.2%                       2.5%                   0.3%



*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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