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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Aug 29, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, August 30, 2014 was estimated at 898.8 million lbs.

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

This was 0.7 percent lower than a week ago and 6.1 percent lower

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

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)

  30-Aug-14       473.5          1.6        421.3         2.4     898.8

  23-Aug-14       477.0          1.6        424.0         2.6     905.2

   Change:         -0.7%         0.0%        -0.6%       -7.7%     -0.7%

  31-Aug-13       504.2          2.1        447.9         2.8     957.0

   Change:         -6.1%       -23.8%        -5.9%      -14.3%     -6.1%

  2014 YTD      15942.1         63.4      14755.1        98.2   30858.8

  2013 YTD      17000.5         72.1      14969.7        99.2   32141.6

   Change:         -6.2%       -12.1%        -1.4%       -1.0%     -4.0%

(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

  30-Aug-14     584,000       10,000    1,979,000      36,000

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

   Change:         -1.0%         0.0%        -0.6%       -5.3%

  31-Aug-13     633,000       15,000    2,208,000      42,000

   Change:         -7.7%       -33.3%       -10.4%      -14.3%

  2014 YTD   19,978,000      395,000   68,916,000   1,400,000

  2013 YTD   21,482,000      493,000   72,704,000   1,408,000

   Change:         -7.0%       -19.9%        -5.2%       -0.6%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  30-Aug-14   Estimate          1330          277         284       134

  23-Aug-14   Estimate          1326          278         284       135

  31-Aug-13     Actual          1312          239         271       133

            Dressed:

  30-Aug-14   Estimate           813          164         213        67

  23-Aug-14   Estimate           810          164         213        68

  31-Aug-13     Actual           798          140         203        67

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  16-Aug-14       54.5%        26.8%        16.7%        2.0%

  17-Aug-13       50.8%        29.4%        17.9%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  16-Aug-14       97.1%                      2.5%                  0.3%

  17-Aug-13       97.1%                      2.6%                  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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