Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 03, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 04, 2011 was estimated at 832.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 11.1 percent lower than a week ago and 1.7 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.6 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)
  04-Jun-11       467.3          2.0        360.9         2.6     832.8
  28-May-11       510.8          2.2        420.7         2.8     936.5
   Change:         -8.5%        -9.1%       -14.2%       -7.1%    -11.1%
  05-Jun-10       476.9          2.0        365.5         2.8     847.2
   Change:         -2.0%         0.0%        -1.3%       -7.1%     -1.7%
  2011 YTD      10820.2         53.8       9481.2        62.5   20417.7
  2010 YTD      10804.2         56.1       9373.8        68.2   20302.4
   Change:          0.2%        -4.1%         1.2%       -8.3%      0.6%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2011 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  04-Jun-11     617,000       12,000    1,746,000      34,000
  28-May-11     675,000       13,000    2,031,000      38,000
   Change:         -8.6%        -7.7%       -14.0%      -10.5%
  05-Jun-10     627,000       13,000    1,789,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.6%        -7.7%        -2.4%      -12.8%
  2011 YTD   14,119,000      335,000   45,608,000     859,000
  2010 YTD   14,191,000      372,000   46,052,000     970,000
   Change:         -0.5%        -9.9%        -1.0%      -11.5%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  04-Jun-11   Estimate          1255          288         276       150
  28-May-11   Estimate          1256          288         277       150
  05-Jun-10     Actual          1258          260         273       143
            Dressed:
  04-Jun-11   Estimate           760          172         207        75
  28-May-11   Estimate           759          172         207        76
  05-Jun-10     Actual           763          154         204        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  21-May-11       50.9%        28.5%        18.9%        1.7%
  22-May-10       52.9%        26.8%        18.3%        2.0%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  21-May-11       96.8%                      2.9%                  0.3%
  22-May-10       96.8%                      2.8%                  0.4%

*2010 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-238-0678 or  816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/LSMarketNews

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