Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri May 31, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 01, 2013 was estimated at 851.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 8.8 percent lower than a week ago and 0.1 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
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-Jun-13       462.0          1.7        385.8         2.4     851.9
  25-May-13       504.0          2.0        425.4         2.8     934.2
   Change:         -8.3%       -15.0%        -9.3%      -14.3%     -8.8%
  02-Jun-12       469.9          2.0        377.0         2.4     851.3
   Change:         -1.7%       -15.0%         2.3%        0.0%      0.1%
  2013 YTD      10405.9         45.6       9589.4        61.2   20102.1
  2012 YTD      10523.8         49.8       9677.5        62.5   20313.6
   Change:         -1.1%        -8.4%        -0.9%       -2.1%     -1.0%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2013 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  01-Jun-13     594,000       11,000    1,867,000      34,000
  25-May-13     648,000       13,000    2,054,000      40,000
   Change:         -8.3%       -15.4%        -9.1%      -15.0%
  02-Jun-12     598,000       12,000    1,823,000      30,000
   Change:         -0.7%        -8.3%         2.4%       13.3%
  2013 YTD   13,235,000      303,000   46,250,000     857,000
  2012 YTD   13,456,000      301,000   46,417,000     824,000
   Change:         -1.6%         0.7%        -0.4%        4.0%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  01-Jun-13   Estimate          1288          263         276       140
  25-May-13   Estimate          1291          263         277       138
  02-Jun-12     Actual          1290          274         276       156
            Dressed:
  01-Jun-13   Estimate           779          155         207        70
  25-May-13   Estimate           779          155         207        69
  02-Jun-12     Actual           788          164         207        78
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  18-May-13       50.9%        28.2%        19.1%        1.8%
  19-May-12       53.2%        27.6%        17.5%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  18-May-13       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%
  19-May-12       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
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