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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 05, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, September 06, 2014 was estimated at 802.6 million lbs.

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

This was 10.7 percent lower than a week ago and 7.8 percent lower

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

4.1 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)

  06-Sep-14       420.5          1.6        378.3         2.2     802.6

  30-Aug-14       473.5          1.6        421.3         2.4     898.8

   Change:        -11.2%         0.0%       -10.2%       -8.3%    -10.7%

  07-Sep-13       461.5          1.8        404.8         2.4     870.5

   Change:         -8.9%       -11.1%        -6.5%       -8.3%     -7.8%

  2014 YTD      16370.6         65.0      15133.7       100.3   31669.6

  2013 YTD      17462.0         73.9      15374.5       101.6   33012.1

   Change:         -6.3%       -12.1%        -1.6%       -1.3%     -4.1%

(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

  06-Sep-14     518,000       10,000    1,780,000      34,000

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

   Change:        -11.3%         0.0%       -10.1%       -5.6%

  07-Sep-13     575,000       14,000    1,983,000      36,000

   Change:         -9.9%       -28.6%       -10.2%       -5.6%

  2014 YTD   20,502,000      404,000   70,706,000   1,435,000

  2013 YTD   22,058,000      507,000   74,687,000   1,445,000

   Change:         -7.1%       -20.3%        -5.3%       -0.7%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  06-Sep-14   Estimate          1331          279         283       131

  30-Aug-14   Estimate          1330          277         284       134

  07-Sep-13     Actual          1314          229         272       130

            Dressed:

  06-Sep-14   Estimate           813          165         213        66

  30-Aug-14   Estimate           813          164         213        67

  07-Sep-13     Actual           804          134         204        65

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  23-Aug-14       54.2%        27.3%        16.5%        2.0%

  24-Aug-13       50.5%        29.6%        18.0%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  23-Aug-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  24-Aug-13       97.2%                      2.5%                  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

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