Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jan 17, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, January 18, 2014 was estimated at 965.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 7.2 percent higher than a week ago and 1.7 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
9.6 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)
  18-Jan-14       479.8          2.2        481.0         2.7     965.7
  11-Jan-14       455.9          2.2        440.5         2.6     901.2
   Change:          5.2%         0.0%         9.2%        3.8%      7.2%
  19-Jan-13       486.9          2.3        458.1         2.5     949.8
   Change:         -1.5%        -4.3%         5.0%        8.0%      1.7%
  2014 YTD       1173.7          5.4       1176.5         6.4    2362.0
  2013 YTD       1333.9          6.3       1264.4         7.0    2611.7
   Change:        -12.0%       -14.4%        -7.0%       -8.2%     -9.6%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2014 totals are subject to revision
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  18-Jan-14     598,000       15,000    2,263,000      41,000
  11-Jan-14     569,000       15,000    2,075,000      39,000
   Change:          5.1%         0.0%         9.1%        5.1%
  19-Jan-13     612,000       16,000    2,206,000      36,000
   Change:         -2.3%        -6.3%         2.6%       13.9%
  2014 YTD    1,456,000       37,000    5,520,000      96,000
  2013 YTD    1,673,000       43,000    6,086,000      98,000
   Change:        -13.0%       -14.4%        -9.3%       -2.1%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  18-Jan-14   Estimate          1338          249         283       133
  11-Jan-14   Estimate          1337          255         283       132
  19-Jan-13     Actual          1331          255         277       141
            Dressed:
  18-Jan-14   Estimate           804          147         213        67
  11-Jan-14   Estimate           803          151         213        67
  19-Jan-13     Actual           798          149         208        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  04-Jan-14       49.8%        29.8%        19.4%        1.1%
  05-Jan-13       50.3%        29.1%        19.5%        1.1%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  04-Jan-14       97.6%                      2.2%                  0.2%
  05-Jan-13       97.4%                      2.4%                  0.2%

*2013 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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