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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



SJ_LS712

St Joseph, MO          Fri Dec 05, 2014          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, December 06, 2014 was estimated at 948.9 million lbs.

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

This was 12.8 percent higher than a week ago and 5.4 percent lower

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

4.1 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)

  06-Dec-14       464.3          1.8        480.2         2.6     948.9

  29-Nov-14       409.9          1.5        427.7         2.1     841.2

   Change:         13.3%        20.0%        12.3%       23.8%     12.8%

  07-Dec-13       504.1          2.2        493.6         2.9    1002.8

   Change:         -7.9%       -18.2%        -2.7%      -10.3%     -5.4%

  2014 YTD      22423.8         86.7      21086.2       134.6   43731.3

  2013 YTD      23865.8        101.2      21476.9       135.9   45579.9

   Change:         -6.0%       -14.3%        -1.8%       -0.9%     -4.1%

(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

  06-Dec-14     562,000       10,000    2,236,000      39,000

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

   Change:         13.3%        25.0%        12.3%       21.9%

  07-Dec-13     629,000       16,000    2,317,000      43,000

   Change:        -10.7%       -37.5%        -3.5%       -9.3%

  2014 YTD   27,843,000      525,000   98,562,000   1,956,000

  2013 YTD   30,057,000      699,000  103,893,000   1,974,000

   Change:         -7.4%       -24.9%        -5.1%       -0.9%

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

                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  06-Dec-14   Estimate          1366          308         287       135

  29-Nov-14   Estimate          1365          310         287       135

  07-Dec-13     Actual          1335          238         284       134

            Dressed:

  06-Dec-14   Estimate           828          183         215        68

  29-Nov-14   Estimate           828          184         215        67

  07-Dec-13     Actual           804          140         213        67

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  22-Nov-14       49.3%        29.9%        19.0%        1.8%

  23-Nov-13       50.4%        26.8%        20.8%        1.9%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  22-Nov-14       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

  23-Nov-13       97.2%                      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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