Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri May 09, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, May 10, 2014 was estimated at 912.2 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.9 percent lower than a week ago and 1.5 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.3 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)
  10-May-14       471.6          2.1        435.8         2.7     912.2
  03-May-14       480.6          2.1        435.3         2.7     920.7
   Change:         -1.9%         0.0%         0.1%        0.0%     -0.9%
  11-May-13       489.9          2.0        431.0         2.8     925.7
   Change:         -3.7%         5.0%         1.1%       -3.6%     -1.5%
  2014 YTD       8481.6         37.0       8271.8        53.0   16843.4
  2013 YTD       8965.6         39.9       8357.9        52.9   17416.4
   Change:         -5.4%        -7.3%        -1.0%        0.2%     -3.3%
(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/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  10-May-14     597,000       12,000    2,016,000      39,000
  03-May-14     608,000       12,000    2,019,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.8%         0.0%        -0.1%        0.0%
  11-May-13     629,000       13,000    2,084,000      40,000
   Change:         -5.1%        -7.7%        -3.3%       -2.5%
  2014 YTD   10,654,000      231,000   38,609,000     755,000
  2013 YTD   11,340,000      267,000   40,292,000     741,000
   Change:         -6.0%       -13.5%        -4.2%        1.9%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  10-May-14   Estimate          1310          294         288       138
  03-May-14   Estimate          1312          291         287       137
  11-May-13     Actual          1290          262         277       142
            Dressed:
  10-May-14   Estimate           792          174         216        69
  03-May-14   Estimate           792          172         215        69
  11-May-13     Actual           780          154         207        71
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  26-Apr-14       53.0%        28.4%        16.9%        1.8%
  27-Apr-13       50.0%        28.0%        20.2%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  26-Apr-14       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  27-Apr-13       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%

*2013 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
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