Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 22, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 23, 2011 was estimated at 915.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.3 percent lower than a week ago and 0.3 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)
  23-Jul-11       503.1          2.4        407.4         2.5     915.4
  16-Jul-11       512.5          2.5        409.5         2.5     927.0
   Change:         -1.8%        -4.0%        -0.5%        0.0%     -1.3%
  24-Jul-10       513.5          2.5        393.9         2.7     912.6
   Change:         -2.0%        -4.0%         3.4%       -7.4%      0.3%
  2011 YTD      14385.9         70.9      12253.3        80.0   26790.1
  2010 YTD      14320.4         72.7      12126.3        88.0   26607.5
   Change:          0.5%        -2.5%         1.1%       -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
  23-Jul-11     651,000       17,000    2,010,000      37,000
  16-Jul-11     667,000       17,000    2,018,000      37,000
   Change:         -2.4%         0.0%        -0.4%        0.0%
  24-Jul-10     666,000       17,000    1,959,000      40,000
   Change:         -2.3%         0.0%         2.6%       -7.5%
  2011 YTD   18,742,000      453,000   59,277,000   1,115,000
  2010 YTD   18,777,000      483,000   59,677,000   1,263,000
   Change:         -0.2%        -6.2%        -0.7%      -11.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  23-Jul-11   Estimate          1272          248         271       137
  16-Jul-11   Estimate          1267          255         272       138
  24-Jul-10     Actual          1275          245         269       134
            Dressed:
  23-Jul-11   Estimate           775          146         203        69
  16-Jul-11   Estimate           771          151         203        69
  24-Jul-10     Actual           773          145         201        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  09-Jul-11       52.9%        28.5%        17.2%        1.4%
  10-Jul-10       54.0%        27.5%        17.0%        1.5%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  09-Jul-11       96.8%                      2.9%                  0.3%
  10-Jul-10       96.7%                      3.0%                  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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