Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 15, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 16, 2011 was estimated at 927 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 15.5 percent higher 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)
  16-Jul-11       512.5          2.5        409.5         2.5     927.0
  09-Jul-11       446.2          2.0        352.4         2.2     802.8
   Change:         14.9%        25.0%        16.2%       13.6%     15.5%
  17-Jul-10       511.4          2.5        403.2         2.9     920.0
   Change:          0.2%         0.0%         1.6%      -13.8%      0.8%
  2011 YTD      13873.0         68.4      11846.7        77.5   25865.6
  2010 YTD      13806.9         70.2      11732.4        85.3   25694.9
   Change:          0.5%        -2.6%         1.0%       -9.1%      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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  16-Jul-11     667,000       17,000    2,018,000      37,000
  09-Jul-11     582,000       13,000    1,730,000      32,000
   Change:         14.6%        30.8%        16.6%       15.6%
  17-Jul-10     664,000       18,000    2,000,000      43,000
   Change:          0.5%        -5.6%         0.9%      -14.0%
  2011 YTD   18,088,000      433,000   57,266,000   1,078,000
  2010 YTD   18,111,000      466,000   57,718,000   1,223,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -7.0%        -0.8%      -11.8%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  16-Jul-11   Estimate          1267          255         272       138
  09-Jul-11   Estimate          1263          264         273       141
  17-Jul-10     Actual          1275          244         269       136
            Dressed:
  16-Jul-11   Estimate           771          151         203        69
  09-Jul-11   Estimate           769          156         204        70
  17-Jul-10     Actual           772          144         202        68
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  02-Jul-11       51.6%        28.1%        18.6%        1.7%
  03-Jul-10       49.8%        31.0%        17.4%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  02-Jul-11       96.6%                      3.0%                  0.3%
  03-Jul-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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