Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 13, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, September 14, 2013 was estimated at 933 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 8.7 percent higher than a week ago and 7.9 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.9 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)
  14-Sep-13       486.9          2.1        441.2         2.8     933.0
  07-Sep-13       454.2          1.8        400.1         2.4     858.5
   Change:          7.2%        16.7%        10.3%       16.7%      8.7%
  15-Sep-12       516.9          2.3        491.0         3.1    1013.3
   Change:         -5.8%        -8.7%       -10.1%       -9.7%     -7.9%
  2013 YTD      17907.0         76.0      15811.0       104.4   33898.4
  2012 YTD      18073.2         81.4      15930.2       104.6   34189.4
   Change:         -0.9%        -6.6%        -0.8%       -0.2%     -0.9%
(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
  14-Sep-13     611,000       15,000    2,172,000      42,000
  07-Sep-13     569,000       13,000    1,970,000      36,000
   Change:          7.4%        15.4%        10.3%       16.7%
  15-Sep-12     650,000       17,000    2,427,000      43,000
   Change:         -6.0%       -11.8%       -10.5%       -2.3%
  2013 YTD   22,662,000      521,000   76,846,000   1,486,000
  2012 YTD   23,007,000      520,000   77,328,000   1,401,000
   Change:         -1.5%         0.2%        -0.6%        6.1%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  14-Sep-13   Estimate          1311          238         271       135
  07-Sep-13   Estimate          1312          238         271       135
  15-Sep-12     Actual          1310          233         271       148
            Dressed:
  14-Sep-13   Estimate           799          140         203        68
  07-Sep-13   Estimate           800          140         203        68
  15-Sep-12     Actual           796          137         202        74
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  31-Aug-13       49.5%        29.6%        19.0%        2.0%
  01-Sep-12       49.3%        28.7%        20.1%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  31-Aug-13       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  01-Sep-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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