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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 14, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, November 15, 2014 was estimated at 942.1 million lbs.

according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.

This was 0.4 percent lower than a week ago and 4.2 percent lower

than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was

4 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)

  15-Nov-14       462.2          1.8        475.4         2.7     942.1

  08-Nov-14       465.1          1.8        476.8         2.6     946.3

   Change:         -0.6%         0.0%        -0.3%        3.8%     -0.4%

  16-Nov-13       481.9          2.1        497.0         2.8     983.8

   Change:         -4.1%       -14.3%        -4.3%       -3.6%     -4.2%

  2014 YTD      21071.0         82.0      19693.3       127.0   40973.3

  2013 YTD      22412.4         94.8      20049.6       127.7   42684.6

   Change:         -6.0%       -13.5%        -1.8%       -0.5%     -4.0%

(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/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  15-Nov-14     560,000       10,000    2,219,000      40,000

  08-Nov-14     564,000       10,000    2,232,000      39,000

   Change:         -0.7%         0.0%        -0.6%        2.6%

  16-Nov-13     601,000       14,000    2,346,000      42,000

   Change:         -6.8%       -28.6%        -5.4%       -4.8%

  2014 YTD   26,207,000      500,000   92,093,000   1,842,000

  2013 YTD   28,251,000      655,000   97,174,000   1,852,000

   Change:         -7.2%       -23.7%        -5.2%       -0.5%

------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  15-Nov-14   Estimate          1362          308         286       134

  08-Nov-14   Estimate          1358          305         286       132

  16-Nov-13     Actual          1344          261         283       131

            Dressed:

  15-Nov-14   Estimate           827          182         214        67

  08-Nov-14   Estimate           827          181         214        66

  16-Nov-13     Actual           804          153         212        66

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  01-Nov-14       50.2%        28.2%        19.6%        2.0%

  02-Nov-13       48.7%        29.0%        20.3%        2.0%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  01-Nov-14       97.0%                      2.7%                 30.0%

  02-Nov-13       97.1%                      2.6%                  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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