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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO           Fri Jul 25, 2014           USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, July 26, 2014 was estimated at 858.2 million lbs.

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

This was 0.2 percent higher than a week ago and 6.4 percent lower

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

3.9 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)

   26-Jul-14       457.0          1.6         397.0          2.6     858.2

   19-Jul-14       460.9          1.6         391.5          2.7     856.7

    Change:         -0.9%         0.0%          1.4%        -3.7%      0.2%

   27-Jul-13       508.0          2.1         403.5          2.8     916.4

    Change:        -10.0%       -23.8%         -1.6%        -7.1%     -6.4%

   2014 YTD      13578.7         55.0       12672.4         84.8   26390.9

   2013 YTD      14494.4         61.9       12807.9         84.6   27448.9

    Change:         -6.3%       -11.2%         -1.1%         0.3%     -3.9%

(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

   26-Jul-14     571,000       10,000     1,862,000       39,000

   19-Jul-14     577,000       10,000     1,833,000       40,000

    Change:         -1.0%         0.0%          1.6%        -2.5%

   27-Jul-13     640,000       16,000     1,990,000       41,000

    Change:        -10.8%       -37.5%         -6.4%        -4.9%

   2014 YTD   17,069,000      343,000    59,127,000    1,203,000

   2013 YTD   18,339,000      420,000    62,056,000    1,192,000

    Change:         -6.9%       -18.3%         -4.7%         0.9%

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                                      Average Weights (lbs)

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

   26-Jul-14   Estimate          1316           269          284       136

   19-Jul-14   Estimate          1313           278          284       138

   27-Jul-13     Actual          1304           226          271       137

             Dressed:

   26-Jul-14   Estimate           802           158          213        68

   19-Jul-14   Estimate           801           164          213        69

   27-Jul-13     Actual           795           132          203        68

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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls

   12-Jul-14       54.4%        27.4%         16.6%         1.6%

   13-Jul-13       51.3%        28.3%         18.9%         1.6%



            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars

   12-Jul-14       96.9%                       2.8%                   0.4%

   13-Jul-13       96.8%                       2.8%                   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

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