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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 19, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, September 20, 2014 was estimated at 903.7 million lbs.

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

This was 1.8 percent lower than a week ago and 5.1 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)

  20-Sep-14       465.4          1.7        434.1         2.5     903.7

  13-Sep-14       481.1          1.6        434.9         2.5     920.1

   Change:         -3.3%         6.3%        -0.2%        0.0%     -1.8%

  21-Sep-13       502.9          2.0        444.8         2.6     952.3

   Change:         -7.5%       -15.0%        -2.4%       -3.8%     -5.1%

  2014 YTD      17329.1         68.4      15999.7       105.6   33502.8

  2013 YTD      18452.8         77.9      16262.1       106.8   34899.7

   Change:         -6.1%       -12.2%        -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

  20-Sep-14     571,000       10,000    2,050,000      39,000

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

   Change:         -3.5%         0.0%        -0.1%        2.6%

  21-Sep-13     631,000       15,000    2,178,000      41,000

   Change:         -9.5%       -33.3%        -5.9%       -4.9%

  2014 YTD   21,674,000      424,000   74,815,000   1,517,000

  2013 YTD   23,304,000      537,000   79,036,000   1,527,000

   Change:         -7.0%       -21.1%        -5.3%       -0.6%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  20-Sep-14   Estimate          1337          285         282       130

  13-Sep-14   Estimate          1334          282         282       130

  21-Sep-13     Actual          1317          226         273       129

            Dressed:

  20-Sep-14   Estimate           817          169         212        65

  13-Sep-14   Estimate           814          167         212        65

  21-Sep-13     Actual           799          133         204        65

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  06-Sep-14       55.4%        26.0%        16.7%        1.9%

  07-Sep-13       51.9%        28.5%        17.8%        1.7%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  06-Sep-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  07-Sep-13       97.3%                      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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