Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Mon Jul 07, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 05, 2014 was estimated at 743.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 17.7 percent lower than a week ago and 8.1 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.5 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)
  05-Jul-14       390.2          1.3        349.6         2.4     743.5
  28-Jun-14       487.0          1.7        411.5         2.9     903.1
   Change:        -19.9%       -23.5%       -15.0%      -17.2%    -17.7%
  06-Jul-13       442.5          1.7        362.2         2.6     809.0
   Change:        -11.8%       -23.5%        -3.5%       -7.7%     -8.1%
  2014 YTD      12188.5         49.9      11493.0        76.4   23807.8
  2013 YTD      12958.8         55.7      11580.9        75.9   24671.4
   Change:         -5.9%       -10.4%        -0.8%        0.7%     -3.5%
(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
  05-Jul-14     491,000        8,000    1,627,000      34,000
  28-Jun-14     615,000       10,000    1,910,000      40,000
   Change:        -20.2%       -20.0%       -14.8%      -15.0%
  06-Jul-13     557,000       12,000    1,784,000      37,000
   Change:        -11.8%       -33.3%        -8.8%       -8.1%
  2014 YTD   15,340,000      309,000   53,565,000   1,075,000
  2013 YTD   16,405,000      372,000   56,012,000   1,064,000
   Change:         -6.5%       -17.0%        -4.4%        1.1%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  05-Jul-14   Estimate          1308          285         286       143
  28-Jun-14   Estimate          1304          281         287       145
  06-Jul-13     Actual          1302          238         271       138
            Dressed:
  05-Jul-14   Estimate           796          168         215        72
  28-Jun-14   Estimate           793          166         215        73
  06-Jul-13     Actual           796          140         203        69
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  21-Jun-14       55.0%        27.3%        15.8%        1.8%
  22-Jun-13       53.5%        26.8%        18.0%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  21-Jun-14       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  22-Jun-13       96.8%                      2.8%                  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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