Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO           Fri Jul 18, 2014           USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 19, 2014 was estimated at 856.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.6 percent lower than a week ago and 8.2 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.8 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)
   19-Jul-14       460.9          1.6         391.5          2.7     856.7
   12-Jul-14       459.0          1.7         398.3          2.9     861.9
    Change:          0.4%        -5.9%         -1.7%        -6.9%     -0.6%
   20-Jul-13       520.2          2.1         407.7          2.9     932.9
    Change:        -11.4%       -23.8%         -4.0%        -6.9%     -8.2%
   2014 YTD      13115.9         53.5       12277.2         82.2   25528.8
   2013 YTD      13986.4         59.8       12404.4         81.8   26532.5
    Change:         -6.2%       -10.5%         -1.0%         0.5%     -3.8%
(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
   19-Jul-14     577,000       10,000     1,833,000       39,000
   12-Jul-14     576,000       10,000     1,859,000       41,000
    Change:          0.2%         0.0%         -1.4%        -4.9%
   20-Jul-13     653,000       16,000     2,012,000       42,000
    Change:        -11.6%       -37.5%         -8.9%        -7.1%
   2014 YTD   16,494,000      332,000    57,263,000    1,161,000
   2013 YTD   17,699,000      404,000    60,066,000    1,151,000
    Change:         -6.8%       -17.7%         -4.7%         0.9%
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                                      Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending  Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealerss    Hogs    Sheep/Lambs
   19-Jul-14   Estimate          1313           278          284       138
   12-Jul-14   Estimate          1310           282          285       141
   20-Jul-13     Actual          1307           230          271       136
             Dressed:
   19-Jul-14   Estimate           801           164          213        69
   12-Jul-14   Estimate           799           167          214        71
   20-Jul-13     Actual           798           135          203        68
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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls
   05-Jul-14       52.7%        29.3%         16.1%         1.8%
   06-Jul-13       52.4%        28.5%         17.6%         1.5%

            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars
   05-Jul-14       97.1%                       2.6%                   0.3%
   06-Jul-13       97.5%                       2.2%                   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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