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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Aug 01, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, August 02, 2014 was estimated at 862.5 million lbs.

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

This was 0.5 percent higher than a week ago and 5.3 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)

  02-Aug-14       460.2          1.6        397.9         2.8     862.5

  26-Jul-14       457.0          1.6        397.0         2.6     858.2

   Change:          0.7%         0.0%         0.2%        7.7%      0.5%

  03-Aug-13       494.6          2.1        411.5         3.0     911.2

   Change:         -7.0%       -23.8%        -3.3%       -6.7%     -5.3%

  2014 YTD      14047.0         56.8      13070.5        87.7   27262.0

  2013 YTD      14989.0         64.0      13219.4        87.6   28360.1

   Change:         -6.3%       -11.3%        -1.1%        0.1%     -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

  02-Aug-14     574,000       10,000    1,867,000      41,000

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

   Change:          0.5%         0.0%         0.3%        5.1%

  03-Aug-13     622,000       16,000    2,027,000      44,000

   Change:         -7.7%       -37.5%        -7.9%       -6.8%

  2014 YTD   17,649,000      354,000   60,998,000   1,245,000

  2013 YTD   18,961,000      435,000   64,084,000   1,237,000

   Change:         -6.9%       -18.7%        -4.8%        0.7%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  02-Aug-14   Estimate          1319          269         284       135

  26-Jul-14   Estimate          1316          269         284       136

  03-Aug-13     Actual          1308          232         271       134

            Dressed:

  02-Aug-14   Estimate           803          159         213        68

  26-Jul-14   Estimate           802          158         213        68

  03-Aug-13     Actual           797          136         203        67

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  19-Jul-14       53.3%        27.1%        17.5%        2.1%

  20-Jul-13       52.5%        27.1%        18.6%        1.8%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  19-Jul-14       96.7%                      2.9%                  0.4%

  20-Jul-13       96.8%                      2.8%                  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

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