Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 10, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 11, 2011 was estimated at 933.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 12.1 percent higher than a week ago and 1.6 percent higher
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)
  11-Jun-11       516.2          2.3        412.3         2.7     933.5
  04-Jun-11       467.3          2.0        360.9         2.6     832.8
   Change:         10.5%        15.0%        14.2%        3.8%     12.1%
  12-Jun-10       500.5          2.2        413.3         3.0     919.0
   Change:          3.1%         4.5%        -0.2%      -10.0%      1.6%
  2011 YTD      11337.3         56.2       9892.8        65.2   21351.5
  2010 YTD      11304.7         58.3       9787.1        71.2   21221.4
   Change:          0.3%        -3.6%         1.1%       -8.4%      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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  11-Jun-11     681,000       14,000    2,000,000      36,000
  04-Jun-11     617,000       12,000    1,746,000      34,000
   Change:         10.4%        16.7%        14.5%        5.9%
  12-Jun-10     659,000       14,000    2,030,000      44,000
   Change:          3.3%         0.0%        -1.5%      -18.2%
  2011 YTD   14,799,000      350,000   47,622,000     896,000
  2010 YTD   14,850,000      386,000   48,082,000   1,014,000
   Change:         -0.3%        -9.3%        -1.0%      -11.6%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  11-Jun-11   Estimate          1254          287         276       148
  04-Jun-11   Estimate          1255          288         276       150
  12-Jun-10     Actual          1260          264         272       140
            Dressed:
  11-Jun-11   Estimate           761          171         207        74
  04-Jun-11   Estimate           760          172         207        75
  12-Jun-10     Actual           762          156         204        70
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  28-May-11       51.6%        28.5%        18.3%        1.6%
  29-May-10       51.5%        28.6%        18.0%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  28-May-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  29-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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