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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 17, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, October 18, 2014 was estimated at 931.2 million lbs.

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

This was 1.4 percent higher than a week ago and 5.0 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)

  18-Oct-14       463.6          1.7        463.5         2.4     931.2

  11-Oct-14       460.2          1.7        453.6         2.6     918.1

   Change:          0.7%         0.0%         2.2%       -7.7%      1.4%

  19-Oct-13       497.7          2.1        477.6         2.6     980.0

   Change:         -6.9%       -19.0%        -3.0%       -7.7%     -5.0%

  2014 YTD      19202.9         74.9      17803.9       116.2   37197.9

  2013 YTD      20445.7         86.2      18119.4       117.1   38768.5

   Change:         -6.1%       -13.1%        -1.7%       -0.8%     -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

  18-Oct-14     565,000       10,000    2,180,000      37,000

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

   Change:          0.5%         0.0%         2.1%       -7.5%

  19-Oct-13     620,000       14,000    2,290,000      41,000

   Change:         -8.9%       -28.6%        -4.8%       -9.8%

  2014 YTD   23,950,000      462,000   83,292,000   1,681,000

  2013 YTD   25,797,000      597,000   88,013,000   1,689,000

   Change:         -7.2%       -22.6%        -5.4%       -0.5%

------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  18-Oct-14   Estimate          1350          285         284       129

  11-Oct-14   Estimate          1347          287         283       130

  19-Oct-13     Actual          1332          249         279       126

            Dressed:

  18-Oct-14   Estimate           822          169         213        65

  11-Oct-14   Estimate           821          169         212        65

  19-Oct-13     Actual           804          147         209        63

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  04-Oct-14       51.8%        29.1%        17.2%        1.9%

  05-Oct-13       49.5%        30.4%        18.2%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  04-Oct-14       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%

  05-Oct-13       97.1%                      2.6%                  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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