Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 17, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 18, 2011 was estimated at 934.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.3 percent higher than a week ago and 1.4 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)
  18-Jun-11       523.0          2.3        406.3         2.8     934.4
  11-Jun-11       513.9          2.3        412.3         2.7     931.2
   Change:          1.8%         0.0%        -1.5%        3.7%      0.3%
  19-Jun-10       509.2          2.4        406.5         3.0     921.1
   Change:          2.7%        -4.2%         0.0%       -6.7%      1.4%
  2011 YTD      11858.3         58.6      10297.3        67.9   22282.1
  2010 YTD      11813.9         60.7      10193.6        74.2   22142.5
   Change:          0.4%        -3.5%         1.0%       -8.5%      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
  18-Jun-11     688,000       14,000    1,973,000      38,000
  11-Jun-11     678,000       14,000    2,000,000      36,000
   Change:          1.5%         0.0%        -1.4%        5.6%
  19-Jun-10     667,000       15,000    2,004,000      44,000
   Change:          3.1%        -6.7%        -1.5%      -13.6%
  2011 YTD   15,478,000      366,000   49,593,000     934,000
  2010 YTD   15,517,000      401,000   50,085,000   1,058,000
   Change:         -0.3%        -8.8%        -1.0%      -11.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  18-Jun-11   Estimate          1256          279         275       147
  11-Jun-11   Estimate          1254          287         276       148
  19-Jun-10     Actual          1265          267         271       136
            Dressed:
  18-Jun-11   Estimate           763          166         206        74
  11-Jun-11   Estimate           761          171         207        74
  19-Jun-10     Actual           765          158         203        68
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  04-Jun-11       52.6%        28.7%        17.1%        1.6%
  05-Jun-10       52.8%        28.0%        17.3%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  04-Jun-11       96.8%                      2.9%                  0.3%
  05-Jun-10       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*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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