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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 07, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, November 08, 2014 was estimated at 946.3 million lbs.

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

This was 2.0 percent higher than a week ago and 3.2 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)

  08-Nov-14       465.1          1.8        476.8         2.6     946.3

  01-Nov-14       455.6          1.8        467.8         2.8     928.0

   Change:          2.1%         0.0%         1.9%       -7.1%      2.0%

  09-Nov-13       489.5          2.1        483.3         2.8     977.7

   Change:         -5.0%       -14.3%        -1.3%       -7.1%     -3.2%

  2014 YTD      20606.8         80.2      19214.0       124.4   40025.4

  2013 YTD      21930.5         92.7      19552.6       124.9   41700.8

   Change:         -6.0%       -13.5%        -1.7%       -0.4%     -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

  08-Nov-14     564,000       10,000    2,232,000      39,000

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

   Change:          2.0%         0.0%         1.8%       -9.3%

  09-Nov-13     611,000       14,000    2,286,000      43,000

   Change:         -7.7%       -28.6%        -2.4%       -9.3%

  2014 YTD   25,646,000      490,000   89,873,000   1,804,000

  2013 YTD   27,650,000      641,000   94,828,000   1,809,000

   Change:         -7.2%       -23.6%        -5.2%       -0.3%

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

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  08-Nov-14   Estimate          1358          305         286       132

  01-Nov-14   Estimate          1355          298         285       130

  09-Nov-13     Actual          1337          257         283       129

            Dressed:

  08-Nov-14   Estimate           827          181         214        66

  01-Nov-14   Estimate           826          177         213        65

  09-Nov-13     Actual           803          151         211        65

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  25-Oct-14       49.3%        30.4%        18.2%        2.0%

  26-Oct-13       48.5%        30.0%        19.6%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  25-Oct-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  26-Oct-13       97.0%                      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

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