Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jan 31, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, February 01, 2014 was estimated at 912.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 4.6 percent lower than a week ago and 3.9 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
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)
  01-Feb-14       453.0          2.0        455.3         2.6     912.9
  25-Jan-14       478.6          2.1        473.8         2.9     957.4
   Change:         -5.4%        -4.8%        -3.9%      -10.3%     -4.6%
  02-Feb-13       496.1          2.3        448.6         2.6     949.6
   Change:         -8.7%       -13.0%         1.5%        0.0%     -3.9%
  2014 YTD       2106.1          9.3       2113.2        11.9    4240.5
  2013 YTD       2330.5         10.8       2155.3        12.2    4508.9
   Change:         -9.6%       -13.9%        -2.0%       -2.3%     -6.0%
(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
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  01-Feb-14     566,000       14,000    2,132,000      38,000
  25-Jan-14     597,000       15,000    2,222,000      42,000
   Change:         -5.2%        -6.7%        -4.1%       -9.5%
  02-Feb-13     619,000       15,000    2,169,000      37,000
   Change:         -8.6%        -6.7%        -1.7%        2.7%
  2014 YTD    2,626,000       65,000    9,888,000     172,000
  2013 YTD    2,916,000       73,000   10,388,000     171,000
   Change:        -10.0%       -11.0%        -4.8%        0.6%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  01-Feb-14   Estimate          1337          246         284       138
  25-Jan-14   Estimate          1337          240         284       136
  02-Feb-13     Actual          1327          257         276       144
            Dressed:
  01-Feb-14   Estimate           802          145         214        69
  25-Jan-14   Estimate           803          142         214        68
  02-Feb-13     Actual           804          151         207        72
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  18-Jan-14       47.1%        28.4%        22.7%        1.9%
  19-Jan-13       49.2%        27.0%        22.0%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  18-Jan-14       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  19-Jan-13       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*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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