Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 11, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 12, 2014 was estimated at 861.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 15.9 percent higher than a week ago and 7.1 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.6 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)
  12-Jul-14       459.0          1.7        398.3         2.9     861.9
  05-Jul-14       390.2          1.3        349.6         2.4     743.5
   Change:         17.6%        30.8%        13.9%       20.8%     15.9%
  13-Jul-13       507.4          2.0        415.8         3.0     928.2
   Change:         -9.5%       -15.0%        -4.2%       -3.3%     -7.1%
  2014 YTD      12651.4         51.6      11887.3        79.4   24669.7
  2013 YTD      13466.2         57.7      11996.7        78.9   25599.6
   Change:         -6.1%       -10.6%        -0.9%        0.7%     -3.6%
(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/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  12-Jul-14     576,000       10,000    1,859,000      41,000
  05-Jul-14     491,000        8,000    1,627,000      34,000
   Change:         17.3%        25.0%        14.3%       20.6%
  13-Jul-13     641,000       15,000    2,042,000      45,000
   Change:        -10.1%       -33.3%        -9.0%       -8.9%
  2014 YTD   15,916,000      320,000   55,424,000   1,119,000
  2013 YTD   17,046,000      388,000   58,054,000   1,109,000
   Change:         -6.6%       -17.5%        -4.5%        0.9%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  12-Jul-14   Estimate          1310          282         285       141
  05-Jul-14   Estimate          1308          285         286       143
  13-Jul-13     Actual          1303          227         272       134
            Dressed:
  12-Jul-14   Estimate           799          167         214        71
  05-Jul-14   Estimate           796          168         215        72
  13-Jul-13     Actual           793          133         204        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  28-Jun-14       55.2%        28.0%        15.0%        1.8%
  29-Jun-13       52.6%        28.1%        17.6%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  28-Jun-14       97.0%                      2.6%                  0.4%
  29-Jun-13       96.9%                      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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