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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 24, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, October 25, 2014 was estimated at 934.4 million lbs.

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

This was 0.2 percent higher than a week ago and 4.1 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)

  25-Oct-14       474.2          1.7        455.9         2.6     934.4

  18-Oct-14       463.6          1.7        465.0         2.4     932.7

   Change:          2.3%         0.0%        -2.0%        8.3%      0.2%

  26-Oct-13       496.8          2.2        473.1         2.4     974.5

   Change:         -4.5%       -22.7%        -3.6%        8.3%     -4.1%

  2014 YTD      19681.8         76.6      18264.6       118.8   38141.8

  2013 YTD      20942.5         88.4      18592.5       119.5   39743.0

   Change:         -6.0%       -13.4%        -1.8%       -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

  25-Oct-14     576,000       10,000    2,141,000      40,000

  18-Oct-14     565,000       10,000    2,187,000      37,000

   Change:          1.9%         0.0%        -2.1%        8.1%

  26-Oct-13     619,000       15,000    2,260,000      37,000

   Change:         -6.9%       -33.3%        -5.3%        8.1%

  2014 YTD   24,528,000      471,000   85,448,000   1,721,000

  2013 YTD   26,416,000      612,000   90,272,000   1,726,000

   Change:         -7.1%       -23.0%        -5.3%       -0.3%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  25-Oct-14   Estimate          1353          291         285       129

  18-Oct-14   Estimate          1350          285         284       129

  26-Oct-13     Actual          1335          246         280       131

            Dressed:

  25-Oct-14   Estimate           825          173         213        65

  18-Oct-14   Estimate           822          169         213        65

  26-Oct-13     Actual           804          145         209        66

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  11-Oct-14       50.6%        29.3%        18.1%        2.0%

  12-Oct-13       48.7%        29.9%        19.5%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  11-Oct-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  12-Oct-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

        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS712.txt

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