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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 12, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, September 13, 2014 was estimated at 920.1 million lbs.

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

This was 14.6 percent higher than a week ago and 1.6 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)

  13-Sep-14       481.1          1.6        434.9         2.5     920.1

  06-Sep-14       420.5          1.6        378.3         2.2     802.6

   Change:         14.4%         0.0%        15.0%       13.6%     14.6%

  14-Sep-13       487.9          2.0        442.8         2.6     935.3

   Change:         -1.4%       -20.0%        -1.8%       -3.8%     -1.6%

  2014 YTD      16855.4         66.7      15566.6       103.0   32591.7

  2013 YTD      17949.9         75.9      15817.3       104.2   33947.4

   Change:         -6.1%       -12.1%        -1.6%       -1.1%     -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

  13-Sep-14     592,000       10,000    2,053,000      38,000

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

   Change:         14.3%         0.0%        15.3%       11.8%

  14-Sep-13     615,000       15,000    2,171,000      41,000

   Change:         -3.7%       -33.3%        -5.4%       -7.3%

  2014 YTD   21,098,000      415,000   72,768,000   1,477,000

  2013 YTD   22,673,000      522,000   76,858,000   1,486,000

   Change:         -6.9%       -20.5%        -5.3%       -0.6%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  13-Sep-14   Estimate          1334          282         282       130

  06-Sep-14   Estimate          1331          279         283       131

  14-Sep-13     Actual          1313          228         272       127

            Dressed:

  13-Sep-14   Estimate           814          167         212        65

  06-Sep-14   Estimate           813          165         213        66

  14-Sep-13     Actual           795          134         204        64

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  30-Aug-14       52.5%        28.7%        16.9%        2.0%

  31-Aug-13       49.5%        29.6%        19.0%        2.0%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  30-Aug-14       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

  31-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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