Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS712                                    **Revised Cattle**
St Joseph, MO          Fri Aug 05, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, August 06, 2011 was estimated at 908.6 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.5 percent lower than a week ago and 0.1 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)
  06-Aug-11       509.2          2.4        394.5         2.5     908.6
  30-Jul-11       514.8          2.4        403.2         2.5     922.9
   Change:         -1.1%         0.0%        -2.2%        0.0%     -1.5%
  07-Aug-10       508.7          2.3        393.7         2.7     907.4
   Change:          0.1%         4.3%         0.2%       -7.4%      0.1%
  2011 YTD      15418.6         75.7      13041.1        85.0   28620.4
  2010 YTD      15333.0         77.6      12910.6        93.4   28414.7
   Change:          0.6%        -2.5%         1.0%       -9.0%      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
  06-Aug-11     657,000       17,000    1,958,000      37,000
  30-Jul-11     665,000       17,000    1,992,000      37,000
   Change:         -1.2%         0.0%        -1.7%        0.0%
  07-Aug-10     654,000       17,000    1,968,000      41,000
   Change:          0.5%         0.0%        -0.5%       -9.8%
  2011 YTD   20,072,000      488,000   63,220,000   1,188,000
  2010 YTD   20,085,000      518,000   63,594,000   1,345,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -5.8%        -0.6%      -11.7%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  06-Aug-11   Estimate          1275          245         269       136
  30-Jul-11   Estimate          1274          247         271       137
  07-Aug-10     Actual          1283          234         268       132
            Dressed:
  06-Aug-11   Estimate           777          144         202        68
  30-Jul-11   Estimate           777          145         202        68
  07-Aug-10     Actual           780          138         200        66
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  23-Jul-11       51.1%        27.7%        19.5%        1.7%
  24-Jul-10       51.7%        28.3%        18.3%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  23-Jul-11       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  24-Jul-10       96.8%                      2.8%                  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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