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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 06, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, June 07, 2014 was estimated at 904.4 million lbs.

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

This was 12.4 percent higher than a week ago and 2.4 percent lower

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

3.4 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)

  07-Jun-14       483.6          1.8        416.2         2.8     904.4

  31-May-14       422.4          1.7        378.2         2.5     804.8

   Change:         14.5%         5.9%        10.1%       12.0%     12.4%

  08-Jun-13       510.0          2.1        411.7         3.0     926.8

   Change:         -5.2%       -14.3%         1.1%       -6.7%     -2.4%

  2014 YTD      10332.3         43.5       9919.2        64.9   20359.9

  2013 YTD      10965.2         47.9      10002.6        64.5   21080.3

   Change:         -5.8%        -9.2%        -0.8%        0.7%     -3.4%

(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

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

                        Livestock Slaughter (head)

Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  07-Jun-14     614,000       11,000    1,930,000      39,000

  31-May-14     537,000       10,000    1,750,000      34,000

   Change:         14.3%        10.0%        10.3%       14.7%

  08-Jun-13     648,000       14,000    2,006,000      42,000

   Change:         -5.2%       -21.4%        -3.8%       -7.1%

  2014 YTD   13,010,000      271,000   46,238,000     914,000

  2013 YTD   13,890,000      318,000   48,281,000     903,000

   Change:         -6.3%       -14.8%        -4.2%        1.2%

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

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  07-Jun-14   Estimate          1302          285         287       146

  31-May-14   Estimate          1300          283         287       147

  08-Jun-13     Actual          1299          251         274       143

            Dressed:

  07-Jun-14   Estimate           789          169         216        73

  31-May-14   Estimate           788          167         216        74

  08-Jun-13     Actual           789          148         205        72

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

           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  24-May-14       54.3%        26.6%        17.3%        1.8%

  25-May-13       54.1%        24.8%        19.3%        1.8%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  24-May-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  25-May-13       96.8%                      2.9%                  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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