Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 29, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 30, 2011 was estimated at 922.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.8 percent higher than a week ago and 2.6 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.8 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)
  30-Jul-11       514.8          2.4        403.2         2.5     922.9
  23-Jul-11       503.1          2.4        407.4         2.5     915.4
   Change:          2.3%         0.0%        -1.0%        0.0%      0.8%
  31-Jul-10       503.9          2.6        390.6         2.7     899.8
   Change:          2.2%        -7.7%         3.2%       -7.4%      2.6%
  2011 YTD      14907.2         73.2      12657.2        82.5   27720.1
  2010 YTD      14824.3         75.3      12516.9        90.7   27507.3
   Change:          0.6%        -2.8%         1.1%       -9.0%      0.8%
(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
  30-Jul-11     665,000       17,000    1,992,000      37,000
  23-Jul-11     651,000       17,000    2,010,000      37,000
   Change:          2.2%         0.0%        -0.9%        0.0%
  31-Jul-10     654,000       18,000    1,950,000      41,000
   Change:          1.7%        -5.6%         2.2%       -9.8%
  2011 YTD   19,412,000      470,000   61,282,000   1,151,000
  2010 YTD   19,431,000      501,000   61,627,000   1,304,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -6.2%        -0.6%      -11.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  30-Jul-11   Estimate          1274          247         271       137
  23-Jul-11   Estimate          1272          248         271       137
  31-Jul-10     Actual          1277          253         268       134
            Dressed:
  30-Jul-11   Estimate           777          145         202        68
  23-Jul-11   Estimate           775          146         203        69
  31-Jul-10     Actual           773          150         200        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  16-Jul-11       51.4%        27.8%        19.2%        1.5%
  17-Jul-10       51.5%        28.5%        18.0%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  16-Jul-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  17-Jul-10       96.8%                      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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