USDA Market Reports

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



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St Joseph, MO           Mon Dec 29, 2014           USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, December 27, 2014 was estimated at 700 million lbs.

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

This was 26.7 percent lower than a week ago and 5.8 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)

   27-Dec-14       322.8          1.2         373.9          2.1     700.0

   20-Dec-14       455.8          1.8         494.0          2.8     954.4

    Change:        -29.2%       -33.3%        -24.3%       -25.0%    -26.7%

   28-Dec-13       345.4          1.8         393.2          2.4     742.8

    Change:         -6.5%       -33.3%         -4.9%       -12.5%     -5.8%

   2014 YTD      23669.6         91.0       22441.6        142.9   46345.1

   2013 YTD      25193.5        107.7       22864.6        144.1   48310.0

    Change:         -6.1%       -15.5%         -1.9%        -0.8%     -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

   27-Dec-14     391,000        7,000     1,738,000       30,000

   20-Dec-14     552,000       10,000     2,298,000       41,000

    Change:        -29.2%       -30.0%        -24.4%       -26.8%

   28-Dec-13     432,000       13,000     1,850,000       35,000

    Change:         -9.5%       -46.2%         -6.1%       -14.3%

   2014 YTD   29,353,000      550,000   104,857,000    2,073,000

   2013 YTD   31,713,000      742,000   110,429,000    2,097,000

    Change:         -7.4%       -25.9%         -5.0%        -1.1%

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                                      Average Weights (lbs)

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

   27-Dec-14   Estimate          1368           303          287       137

   20-Dec-14   Estimate          1368           304          287       136

   28-Dec-13     Actual          1337           245          283       133

             Dressed:

   27-Dec-14   Estimate           827           180          215        69

   20-Dec-14   Estimate           828           181          215        68

   28-Dec-13     Actual           801           145          213        67

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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls

   13-Dec-14       49.8%        28.8%         19.5%         2.0%

   14-Dec-13       51.1%        27.4%         19.6%         1.5%



            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars

   13-Dec-14       96.9%                       2.8%                   0.3%

   14-Dec-13       97.1%                       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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