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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO           Fri Nov 28, 2014           USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, November 29, 2014 was estimated at 841.2 million lbs.

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

This was 11.6 percent lower than a week ago and 5.5 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)

   29-Nov-14       409.9          1.5         427.7          2.1     841.2

   22-Nov-14       468.5          1.8         478.8          2.7     951.8

    Change:        -12.5%       -16.7%        -10.7%       -22.2%    -11.6%

   30-Nov-13       449.2          1.9         436.6          2.5     890.2

    Change:         -8.7%       -21.1%         -2.0%       -16.0%     -5.5%

   2014 YTD      21958.0         85.0       20603.2        131.9   42778.1

   2013 YTD      23361.7         99.0       20983.3        133.0   44577.1

    Change:         -6.0%       -14.2%         -1.8%        -0.8%     -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

   29-Nov-14     496,000        8,000     1,991,000       32,000

   22-Nov-14     567,000       10,000     2,232,000       40,000

    Change:        -12.5%       -20.0%        -10.8%       -20.0%

   30-Nov-13     556,000       13,000     2,056,000       37,000

    Change:        -10.8%       -38.5%         -3.2%       -13.5%

   2014 YTD   27,278,000      516,000    96,315,000    1,916,000

   2013 YTD   29,428,000      684,000   101,576,000    1,931,000

    Change:         -7.3%       -24.5%         -5.2%        -0.8%

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                                      Average Weights (lbs)

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

   29-Nov-14   Estimate          1365           310          287       135

   22-Nov-14   Estimate          1364           308          287       134

   30-Nov-13     Actual          1343           247          283       132

             Dressed:

   29-Nov-14   Estimate           828           184          215        67

   22-Nov-14   Estimate           828           183          215        67

   30-Nov-13     Actual           810           145          212        66

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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls

   15-Nov-14       49.0%        29.3%         19.7%         2.0%

   16-Nov-13       49.7%        27.0%         21.2%         2.1%



            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars

   15-Nov-14       97.1%                       2.6%                   0.3%

   16-Nov-13       97.2%                       2.5%                   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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