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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 03, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, October 04, 2014 was estimated at 924.3 million lbs.

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

This was 1.0 percent higher than a week ago and 5.2 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)

  04-Oct-14       476.4          1.7        443.4         2.8     924.3

  27-Sep-14       467.3          1.7        443.7         2.5     915.2

   Change:          2.0%         0.0%        -0.1%       12.0%      1.0%

  05-Oct-13       512.3          2.0        458.2         2.5     975.0

   Change:         -7.0%       -15.0%        -3.2%       12.0%     -5.2%

  2014 YTD      18276.9         71.9      16885.4       111.0   35345.2

  2013 YTD      19462.3         82.0      17169.2       111.9   36825.5

   Change:         -6.1%       -12.3%        -1.7%       -0.8%     -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

  04-Oct-14     582,000       10,000    2,090,000      43,000

  27-Sep-14     572,000       10,000    2,095,000      39,000

   Change:          1.7%         0.0%        -0.2%       10.3%

  05-Oct-13     639,000       14,000    2,219,000      40,000

   Change:         -8.9%       -28.6%        -5.8%        7.5%

  2014 YTD   22,827,000      444,000   78,987,000   1,601,000

  2013 YTD   24,568,000      567,000   83,442,000   1,607,000

   Change:         -7.1%       -21.7%        -5.3%       -0.4%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  04-Oct-14   Estimate          1344          286         283       130

  27-Sep-14   Estimate          1340          286         282       130

  05-Oct-13     Actual          1325          235         276       127

            Dressed:

  04-Oct-14   Estimate           820          169         212        65

  27-Sep-14   Estimate           819          169         212        65

  05-Oct-13     Actual           803          138         207        64

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  20-Sep-14       51.7%        28.4%        17.9%        2.0%

  21-Sep-13       50.7%        28.6%        18.7%        2.0%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  20-Sep-14       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

  21-Sep-13       97.1%                      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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