USDA Market Reports

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



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St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 09, 2015          USDA Market News

Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection



     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week

ending Saturday, October 10, 2015 was estimated at 956.3 million lbs.

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

This was 0.6 percent lower than a week ago and 3.3 percent higher

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

1.6 percent higher compared to the previous year.



                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)

                             (excludes condemned)

Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)

  10-Oct-15       471.9          1.4        480.4         2.6     956.3

  03-Oct-15       483.0          1.5        474.9         2.3     961.7

   Change:         -2.3%        -6.7%         1.2%       13.0%     -0.6%

  11-Oct-14       464.9          1.7        456.9         2.6     926.1

   Change:          1.5%       -17.6%         5.1%        0.0%      3.3%

  2015 YTD      18037.9         61.3      18622.7       108.0   36829.9

  2014 YTD      18738.6         73.1      17341.2       113.8   36266.8

   Change:         -3.7%       -16.2%         7.4%       -5.1%      1.6%

(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.

(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.

2015 totals are subject to revision

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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)

Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs

  10-Oct-15     557,000        8,000    2,290,000      40,000

  03-Oct-15     571,000        8,000    2,270,000      34,000

   Change:         -2.5%         0.0%         0.9%       17.6%

  11-Oct-14     564,000        9,000    2,144,000      40,000

   Change:         -1.2%       -11.1%         6.8%        0.0%

  2015 YTD   21,947,000      333,000   87,732,000   1,537,000

  2014 YTD   23,387,000      451,000   81,120,000   1,644,000

   Change:         -6.2%       -26.2%         8.2%       -6.5%

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                                     Average Weights (lbs)

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

  10-Oct-15   Estimate          1387          307         280       130

  03-Oct-15   Estimate          1385          310         279       133

  11-Oct-14     Actual          1355          305         285       129

            Dressed:

  10-Oct-15   Estimate           849          182         210        65

  03-Oct-15   Estimate           848          183         209        67

  11-Oct-14     Actual           826          182         213        65

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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls

  26-Sep-15       56.4%        23.7%        18.0%        1.8%

  27-Sep-14       51.7%        28.9%        17.4%        2.0%



           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class

Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars

  26-Sep-15       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%

  27-Sep-14       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.4%



*2014 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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