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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 10, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, October 11, 2014 was estimated at 918.1 million lbs.

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

This was 0.2 percent lower than a week ago and 4.7 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)

  11-Oct-14       460.2          1.7        453.6         2.6     918.1

  04-Oct-14       472.3          1.7        443.4         2.9     920.3

   Change:         -2.6%         0.0%         2.3%      -10.3%     -0.2%

  12-Oct-13       485.7          2.1        472.6         2.6     963.0

   Change:         -5.3%       -19.0%        -4.0%        0.0%     -4.7%

  2014 YTD      18736.3         73.4      17340.1       113.8   36263.6

  2013 YTD      19948.0         84.1      17641.8       114.5   37788.5

   Change:         -6.1%       -12.7%        -1.7%       -0.6%     -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

  11-Oct-14     562,000       10,000    2,136,000      40,000

  04-Oct-14     577,000       10,000    2,090,000      44,000

   Change:         -2.6%         0.0%         2.2%       -9.1%

  12-Oct-13     609,000       15,000    2,281,000      41,000

   Change:         -7.7%       -33.3%        -6.4%       -2.4%

  2014 YTD   23,385,000      453,000   81,118,000   1,643,000

  2013 YTD   25,177,000      582,000   85,723,000   1,648,000

   Change:         -7.1%       -22.2%        -5.4%       -0.3%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  11-Oct-14   Estimate          1347          287         283       130

  04-Oct-14   Estimate          1344          286         283       130

  12-Oct-13     Actual          1325          236         277       125

            Dressed:

  11-Oct-14   Estimate           821          169         212        65

  04-Oct-14   Estimate           820          169         212        65

  12-Oct-13     Actual           799          138         207        63

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  27-Sep-14       51.7%        28.9%        17.4%        2.0%

  28-Sep-13       49.3%        29.5%        19.2%        2.0%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  27-Sep-14       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%

  28-Sep-13       97.0%                      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

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