Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 14, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, October 15, 2011 was estimated at 975.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.6 percent lower than a week ago and 1.6 percent lower
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)
  15-Oct-11       501.5          2.4        469.6         2.4     975.9
  08-Oct-11       514.0          2.5        472.2         2.6     991.3
   Change:         -2.4%        -4.0%        -0.6%       -7.7%     -1.6%
  16-Oct-10       520.6          2.7        465.1         2.9     991.3
   Change:         -3.7%       -11.1%         1.0%      -17.2%     -1.6%
  2011 YTD      20488.3         99.7      17424.2       110.9   38123.1
  2010 YTD      20459.7        103.0      17210.7       121.0   37894.5
   Change:          0.1%        -3.2%         1.2%       -8.3%      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
  15-Oct-11     650,000       17,000    2,318,000      36,000
  08-Oct-11     666,000       17,000    2,340,000      39,000
   Change:         -2.4%         0.0%        -0.9%       -7.7%
  16-Oct-10     662,000       16,000    2,263,000      43,000
   Change:         -1.8%         6.3%         2.4%      -16.3%
  2011 YTD   26,644,000      658,000   85,092,000   1,574,000
  2010 YTD   26,663,000      682,000   84,910,000   1,770,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -3.6%         0.2%      -11.1%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  15-Oct-11   Estimate          1281          252         272       137
  08-Oct-11   Estimate          1280          255         270       136
  16-Oct-10     Actual          1301          284         276       133
            Dressed:
  15-Oct-11   Estimate           774          149         203        68
  08-Oct-11   Estimate           774          150         202        68
  16-Oct-10     Actual           789          168         206        66
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  01-Oct-11       47.5%        29.1%        21.5%        1.9%
  02-Oct-10       48.0%        31.2%        18.8%        2.0%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  01-Oct-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  02-Oct-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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