Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 06, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, September 07, 2013 was estimated at 858.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 10.0 percent lower than a week ago and 0.4 percent lower
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)
  07-Sep-13       454.2          1.8        400.1         2.4     858.5
  31-Aug-13       500.0          2.0        448.7         2.9     953.6
   Change:         -9.2%       -10.0%       -10.8%      -17.2%    -10.0%
  08-Sep-12       437.9          2.0        419.1         2.6     861.6
   Change:          3.7%       -10.0%        -4.5%       -7.7%     -0.4%
  2013 YTD      17415.9         73.8      15370.6       101.7   32962.0
  2012 YTD      17556.3         79.1      15439.2       101.5   33176.1
   Change:         -0.8%        -6.7%        -0.4%        0.2%     -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
  07-Sep-13     569,000       13,000    1,970,000      36,000
  31-Aug-13     627,000       15,000    2,210,000      43,000
   Change:         -9.3%       -13.3%       -10.9%      -16.3%
  08-Sep-12     551,000       14,000    2,067,000      35,000
   Change:          3.3%        -7.1%        -4.7%        2.9%
  2013 YTD   22,045,000      506,000   74,676,000   1,446,000
  2012 YTD   22,356,000      503,000   74,901,000   1,358,000
   Change:         -1.4%         0.5%        -0.3%        6.5%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  07-Sep-13   Estimate          1312          238         271       135
  31-Aug-13   Estimate          1311          235         271       135
  08-Sep-12     Actual          1310          235         271       150
            Dressed:
  07-Sep-13   Estimate           800          140         203        68
  31-Aug-13   Estimate           799          138         203        68
  08-Sep-12     Actual           796          138         203        75
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  24-Aug-13       50.5%        29.6%        18.0%        1.9%
  25-Aug-12       50.8%        28.1%        19.3%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  24-Aug-13       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  25-Aug-12       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*2012 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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