Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Sep 20, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, September 21, 2013 was estimated at 953.6 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 2.2 percent higher than a week ago and 3.7 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)
  21-Sep-13       505.5          2.1        443.3         2.7     953.6
  14-Sep-13       486.9          2.1        441.2         2.8     933.0
   Change:          3.8%         0.0%         0.5%       -3.6%      2.2%
  22-Sep-12       499.1          2.1        485.7         3.0     989.9
   Change:          1.3%         0.0%        -8.7%      -10.0%     -3.7%
  2013 YTD      18419.8         78.1      16259.0       107.1   34864.0
  2012 YTD      18572.3         83.5      16415.9       107.6   35179.3
   Change:         -0.8%        -6.5%        -1.0%       -0.5%     -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
  21-Sep-13     633,000       15,000    2,180,000      41,000
  14-Sep-13     611,000       15,000    2,172,000      42,000
   Change:          3.6%         0.0%         0.4%       -2.4%
  22-Sep-12     626,000       16,000    2,402,000      42,000
   Change:          1.1%        -6.3%        -9.2%       -2.4%
  2013 YTD   23,302,000      537,000   79,039,000   1,528,000
  2012 YTD   23,633,000      536,000   79,730,000   1,442,000
   Change:         -1.4%         0.3%        -0.9%        5.9%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  21-Sep-13   Estimate          1313          237         271       133
  14-Sep-13   Estimate          1311          238         271       135
  22-Sep-12     Actual          1320          236         271       146
            Dressed:
  21-Sep-13   Estimate           800          139         203        67
  14-Sep-13   Estimate           799          140         203        68
  22-Sep-12     Actual           799          138         202        73
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  07-Sep-13       51.9%        28.5%        17.8%        1.7%
  08-Sep-12       50.8%        27.7%        19.7%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  07-Sep-13       97.3%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  08-Sep-12       97.2%                      2.6%                  0.2%

*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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