Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 08, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 09, 2011 was estimated at 802.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 12.1 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)
  09-Jul-11       446.2          2.0        352.4         2.2     802.8
  02-Jul-11       510.5          2.5        398.3         2.5     913.8
   Change:        -12.6%       -20.0%       -11.5%      -12.0%    -12.1%
  10-Jul-10       464.3          2.0        348.2         2.5     817.0
   Change:         -3.9%         0.0%         1.2%      -12.0%     -1.7%
  2011 YTD      13355.1         66.0      11439.1        75.0   24935.2
  2010 YTD      13295.5         67.7      11329.2        82.4   24774.9
   Change:          0.5%        -2.5%         1.0%       -9.0%      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
  09-Jul-11     582,000       13,000    1,730,000      32,000
  02-Jul-11     667,000       16,000    1,945,000      35,000
   Change:        -12.7%       -18.8%       -11.1%       -8.6%
  10-Jul-10     600,000       14,000    1,721,000      37,000
   Change:         -3.0%        -7.1%         0.5%      -13.5%
  2011 YTD   17,419,000      416,000   55,233,000   1,039,000
  2010 YTD   17,447,000      448,000   55,718,000   1,180,000
   Change:         -0.2%        -7.2%        -0.9%      -11.9%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Jul-11   Estimate          1263          264         273       141
  02-Jul-11   Estimate          1261          269         274       143
  10-Jul-10     Actual          1276          247         271       132
            Dressed:
  09-Jul-11   Estimate           769          156         204        70
  02-Jul-11   Estimate           768          159         205        72
  10-Jul-10     Actual           776          145         203        66
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  25-Jun-11       52.8%        27.4%        18.2%        1.6%
  26-Jun-10       53.4%        27.1%        17.6%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  25-Jun-11       96.6%                      3.1%                  0.3%
  26-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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