Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 24, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 25, 2011 was estimated at 924.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.1 percent lower than a week ago and 1.7 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.7 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)
  25-Jun-11       521.9          2.4        397.5         2.7     924.5
  18-Jun-11       523.0          2.3        406.3         2.8     934.4
   Change:         -0.2%         4.3%        -2.2%       -3.6%     -1.1%
  26-Jun-10       511.1          2.4        392.7         2.8     909.0
   Change:          2.1%         0.0%         1.2%       -3.6%      1.7%
  2011 YTD      12386.9         61.2      10691.8        70.6   23210.5
  2010 YTD      12325.0         63.1      10586.3        77.0   23051.5
   Change:          0.5%        -3.0%         1.0%       -8.3%      0.7%
(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
  25-Jun-11     684,000       15,000    1,936,000      37,000
  18-Jun-11     688,000       14,000    1,973,000      38,000
   Change:         -0.6%         7.1%        -1.9%       -2.6%
  26-Jun-10     668,000       16,000    1,947,000      42,000
   Change:          2.4%        -6.3%        -0.6%      -11.9%
  2011 YTD   16,165,000      382,000   51,529,000     973,000
  2010 YTD   16,186,000      417,000   52,032,000   1,100,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -8.4%        -1.0%      -11.5%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  25-Jun-11   Estimate          1258          276         274       145
  18-Jun-11   Estimate          1256          279         275       147
  26-Jun-10     Actual          1267          266         270       135
            Dressed:
  25-Jun-11   Estimate           765          164         206        72
  18-Jun-11   Estimate           763          166         206        74
  26-Jun-10     Actual           767          157         202        68
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  11-Jun-11       51.0%        30.4%        17.2%        1.5%
  12-Jun-10       50.9%        29.2%        18.0%        1.9%

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