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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 27, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, June 28, 2014 was estimated at 903.1 million lbs.

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

This was 0.5 percent higher than a week ago and 3.5 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)

  28-Jun-14       487.0          1.7        411.5         2.9     903.1

  21-Jun-14       484.5          1.8        409.3         3.1     898.7

   Change:          0.5%        -5.6%         0.5%       -6.5%      0.5%

  29-Jun-13       518.7          2.1        411.6         3.0     935.4

   Change:         -6.1%       -19.0%         0.0%       -3.3%     -3.5%

  2014 YTD      11793.2         48.6      11148.4        74.2   23064.4

  2013 YTD      12516.3         54.0      11218.7        73.3   23862.4

   Change:         -5.8%       -10.0%        -0.6%        1.3%     -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

  28-Jun-14     615,000       10,000    1,910,000      40,000

  21-Jun-14     613,000       11,000    1,899,000      42,000

   Change:          0.3%        -9.1%         0.6%       -4.8%

  29-Jun-13     654,000       14,000    2,019,000      42,000

   Change:         -6.0%       -28.6%        -5.4%       -4.8%

  2014 YTD   14,849,000      302,000   51,951,000   1,041,000

  2013 YTD   15,848,000      360,000   54,228,000   1,026,000

   Change:         -6.3%       -16.2%        -4.2%        1.4%

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

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  28-Jun-14   Estimate          1304          281         287       145

  21-Jun-14   Estimate          1304          285         287       146

  29-Jun-13     Actual          1302          249         273       142

            Dressed:

  28-Jun-14   Estimate           793          166         215        73

  21-Jun-14   Estimate           792          168         215        73

  29-Jun-13     Actual           795          147         204        71

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

           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  14-Jun-14       54.2%        27.6%        16.4%        1.8%

  15-Jun-13       53.6%        25.9%        18.7%        1.8%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  14-Jun-14       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%

  15-Jun-13       96.7%                      3.0%                  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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