Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 01, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 02, 2011 was estimated at 913.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.2 percent lower than a week ago and 0.8 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)
  02-Jul-11       510.5          2.5        398.3         2.5     913.8
  25-Jun-11       521.9          2.4        397.5         2.7     924.5
   Change:         -2.2%         4.2%         0.2%       -7.4%     -1.2%
  03-Jul-10       506.2          2.6        394.7         2.9     906.4
   Change:          0.8%        -3.8%         0.9%      -13.8%      0.8%
  2011 YTD      12900.2         64.0      11086.7        73.0   24123.9
  2010 YTD      12831.2         65.7      10981.0        79.9   23957.9
   Change:          0.5%        -2.6%         1.0%       -8.6%      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
  02-Jul-11     667,000       16,000    1,945,000      35,000
  25-Jun-11     684,000       15,000    1,936,000      37,000
   Change:         -2.5%         6.7%         0.5%       -5.4%
  03-Jul-10     661,000       17,000    1,964,000      43,000
   Change:          0.9%        -5.9%        -1.0%      -18.6%
  2011 YTD   16,830,000      401,000   53,478,000   1,008,000
  2010 YTD   16,847,000      434,000   53,997,000   1,142,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -7.6%        -1.0%      -11.8%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  02-Jul-11   Estimate          1261          269         274       143
  25-Jun-11   Estimate          1258          276         274       145
  03-Jul-10     Actual          1265          236         269       134
            Dressed:
  02-Jul-11   Estimate           768          159         205        72
  25-Jun-11   Estimate           765          164         206        72
  03-Jul-10     Actual           768          154         201        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  18-Jun-11       52.8%        27.7%        17.9%        1.6%
  19-Jun-10       52.2%        28.4%        17.7%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  18-Jun-11       96.6%                      3.0%                  0.4%
  19-Jun-10       97.0%                      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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