Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 07, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 08, 2013 was estimated at 923.6 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 8.4 percent higher than a week ago and 1.2 percent lower
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)
  08-Jun-13       502.5          2.1        416.1         2.9     923.6
  01-Jun-13       462.0          1.7        385.8         2.4     851.9
   Change:          8.8%        23.5%         7.9%       20.8%      8.4%
  09-Jun-12       516.0          2.3        413.6         2.8     934.7
   Change:         -2.6%        -8.7%         0.6%        3.6%     -1.2%
  2013 YTD      10916.2         47.8      10005.7        64.3   21034.0
  2012 YTD      11039.8         52.1      10091.1        65.3   21248.3
   Change:         -1.1%        -8.3%        -0.9%       -1.5%     -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
  08-Jun-13     644,000       13,000    2,018,000      41,000
  01-Jun-13     594,000       11,000    1,867,000      34,000
   Change:          8.4%        18.2%         8.1%       20.6%
  09-Jun-12     660,000       13,000    2,005,000      36,000
   Change:         -2.4%         0.0%         0.6%       13.9%
  2013 YTD   13,885,000      316,000   48,286,000     900,000
  2012 YTD   14,116,000      314,000   48,422,000     860,000
   Change:         -1.6%         0.5%        -0.3%        4.6%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  08-Jun-13   Estimate          1290          268         276       144
  01-Jun-13   Estimate          1288          263         276       140
  09-Jun-12     Actual          1287          284         275       154
            Dressed:
  08-Jun-13   Estimate           782          158         206        72
  01-Jun-13   Estimate           779          155         207        70
  09-Jun-12     Actual           783          169         206        77
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  25-May-13       54.1%        24.8%        19.3%        1.8%
  26-May-12       53.0%        27.2%        18.1%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  25-May-13       96.8%                      2.9%                  0.3%
  26-May-12       97.0%                      2.8%                  0.3%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
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