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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Aug 22, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, August 23, 2014 was estimated at 905.2 million lbs.

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

This was 0.6 percent higher than a week ago and 5.6 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)

  23-Aug-14       477.0          1.6        424.0         2.6     905.2

  16-Aug-14       465.5          1.6        429.7         2.6     899.4

   Change:          2.5%         0.0%        -1.3%        0.0%      0.6%

  24-Aug-13       506.8          2.0        447.5         2.9     959.2

   Change:         -5.9%       -20.0%        -5.3%      -10.3%     -5.6%

  2014 YTD      15462.5         61.8      14335.0        95.9   29955.2

  2013 YTD      16496.3         70.0      14521.8        96.4   31184.6

   Change:         -6.3%       -11.7%        -1.3%       -0.5%     -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

  23-Aug-14     590,000       10,000    1,991,000      38,000

  16-Aug-14     577,000       10,000    2,017,000      38,000

   Change:          2.3%         0.0%        -1.3%        0.0%

  24-Aug-13     636,000       14,000    2,204,000      43,000

   Change:         -7.2%       -28.6%        -9.7%      -11.6%

  2014 YTD   19,391,000      385,000   66,938,000   1,365,000

  2013 YTD   20,849,000      478,000   70,496,000   1,367,000

   Change:         -7.0%       -19.5%        -5.0%       -0.1%

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

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  23-Aug-14   Estimate          1326          278         284       135

  16-Aug-14   Estimate          1325          276         284       136

  24-Aug-13     Actual          1312          242         271       135

            Dressed:

  23-Aug-14   Estimate           810          164         213        68

  16-Aug-14   Estimate           809          163         213        68

  24-Aug-13     Actual           799          143         203        68

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  09-Aug-14       53.0%        28.5%        16.6%        1.9%

  10-Aug-13       52.6%        27.9%        17.8%        1.8%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  09-Aug-14       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%

  10-Aug-13       96.9%                      2.7%                  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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