Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 07, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, October 08, 2011 was estimated at 991.3 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.2 percent higher than a week ago and 0.4 percent higher
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)
  08-Oct-11       514.0          2.5        472.2         2.6     991.3
  01-Oct-11       522.7          2.4        451.4         2.6     979.1
   Change:         -1.7%         4.2%         4.6%        0.0%      1.2%
  09-Oct-10       522.5          2.6        459.3         3.0     987.4
   Change:         -1.6%        -3.8%         2.8%      -13.3%      0.4%
  2011 YTD      19984.6         97.3      16947.5       108.6   37138.0
  2010 YTD      19939.1        100.3      16745.6       118.1   36903.2
   Change:          0.2%        -3.0%         1.2%       -8.0%      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
  08-Oct-11     666,000       17,000    2,340,000      39,000
  01-Oct-11     677,000       17,000    2,250,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.6%         0.0%         4.0%        0.0%
  09-Oct-10     665,000       17,000    2,241,000      45,000
   Change:          0.2%         0.0%         4.4%      -13.3%
  2011 YTD   25,992,000      640,000   82,771,000   1,541,000
  2010 YTD   26,001,000      666,000   82,646,000   1,727,000
   Change:          0.0%        -3.9%         0.2%      -10.7%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  08-Oct-11   Estimate          1280          255         270       136
  01-Oct-11   Estimate          1278          250         269       137
  09-Oct-10     Actual          1303          273         275       133
            Dressed:
  08-Oct-11   Estimate           774          150         202        68
  01-Oct-11   Estimate           775          147         201        68
  09-Oct-10     Actual           789          161         205        66
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  24-Sep-11       48.0%        27.7%        22.4%        1.9%
  25-Sep-10       49.7%        28.9%        19.3%        2.1%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  24-Sep-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  25-Sep-10       97.0%                      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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