Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 19, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 20, 2013 was estimated at 930.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.2 percent higher than a week ago and 1.8 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.6 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)
  20-Jul-13       516.7          2.0        409.2         2.8     930.7
  13-Jul-13       506.9          2.0        416.8         2.9     928.6
   Change:          1.9%         0.0%        -1.8%       -3.4%      0.2%
  21-Jul-12       514.2          2.1        394.7         2.8     913.8
   Change:          0.5%        -4.8%         3.7%        0.0%      1.8%
  2013 YTD      13947.8         59.7      12406.9        81.6   26496.0
  2012 YTD      14068.0         64.2      12443.8        81.6   26657.6
   Change:         -0.9%        -7.0%        -0.3%        0.0%     -0.6%
(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
  20-Jul-13     651,000       14,000    2,007,000      40,000
  13-Jul-13     640,000       14,000    2,038,000      41,000
   Change:          1.7%         0.0%        -1.5%       -2.4%
  21-Jul-12     653,000       15,000    1,961,000      40,000
   Change:         -0.3%        -6.7%         2.3%        0.0%
  2013 YTD   17,696,000      400,000   60,057,000   1,145,000
  2012 YTD   17,951,000      396,000   60,012,000   1,083,000
   Change:         -1.4%         0.9%         0.1%        5.7%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  20-Jul-13   Estimate          1303          246         273       141
  13-Jul-13   Estimate          1303          249         274       142
  21-Jul-12     Actual          1300          250         269       141
            Dressed:
  20-Jul-13   Estimate           795          145         204        70
  13-Jul-13   Estimate           794          146         205        71
  21-Jul-12     Actual           790          139         201        70
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  06-Jul-13       52.4%        28.5%        17.6%        1.5%
  07-Jul-12       54.6%        26.4%        17.5%        1.4%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  06-Jul-13       97.5%                      2.2%                  0.3%
  07-Jul-12       97.3%                      2.5%                  0.3%

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