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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO           Fri Oct 31, 2014           USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, November 01, 2014 was estimated at 928 million lbs.

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

This was 0.7 percent lower than a week ago and 5.3 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)

   01-Nov-14       455.6          1.8         467.8          2.8     928.0

   25-Oct-14       474.2          1.7         455.9          2.6     934.4

    Change:         -3.9%         5.9%          2.6%         7.7%     -0.7%

   02-Nov-13       498.5          2.2         476.8          2.6     980.1

    Change:         -8.6%       -18.2%         -1.9%         7.7%     -5.3%

   2014 YTD      20138.2         78.4       18734.5        121.8   39072.9

   2013 YTD      21441.0         90.6       19069.3        122.1   40723.1

    Change:         -6.1%       -13.5%         -1.8%        -0.2%     -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

   01-Nov-14     553,000       10,000     2,193,000       43,000

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

    Change:         -4.0%         0.0%          2.4%         7.5%

   02-Nov-13     623,000       15,000     2,270,000       40,000

    Change:        -11.2%       -33.3%         -3.4%         7.5%

   2014 YTD   25,080,000      481,000    87,638,000    1,766,000

   2013 YTD   27,039,000      627,000    92,542,000    1,766,000

    Change:         -7.2%       -23.3%         -5.3%         0.0%

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                                      Average Weights (lbs)

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

   01-Nov-14   Estimate          1355           298          285       130

   25-Oct-14   Estimate          1353           291          285       129

   02-Nov-13     Actual          1336           249          281       130

             Dressed:

   01-Nov-14   Estimate           826           177          213        65

   25-Oct-14   Estimate           825           173          213        65

   02-Nov-13     Actual           802           147          210        65

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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls

   18-Oct-14       50.0%        30.1%         18.0%         2.0%

   19-Oct-13       49.8%        29.2%         19.2%         1.9%



            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars

   18-Oct-14       97.2%                       2.5%                   0.3%

   19-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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