Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 04, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 05, 2011 was estimated at 991.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.6 percent lower than a week ago and 0.9 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.5 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)
  05-Nov-11       504.6          2.6        481.5         2.7     991.4
  29-Oct-11       521.4          2.5        471.1         2.7     997.7
   Change:         -3.2%         4.0%         2.2%        0.0%     -0.6%
  06-Nov-10       508.2          2.5        486.7         3.0    1000.4
   Change:         -0.7%         4.0%        -1.1%      -10.0%     -0.9%
  2011 YTD      22036.2        107.1      18864.1       119.2   41126.6
  2010 YTD      22013.0        110.8      18660.6       129.9   40914.4
   Change:          0.1%        -3.3%         1.1%       -8.2%      0.5%
(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
  05-Nov-11     648,000       18,000    2,347,000      40,000
  29-Oct-11     671,000       18,000    2,306,000      40,000
   Change:         -3.4%         0.0%         1.8%        0.0%
  06-Nov-10     652,000       17,000    2,342,000      45,000
   Change:         -0.6%         5.9%         0.2%      -11.1%
  2011 YTD   28,621,000      710,000   92,053,000   1,693,000
  2010 YTD   28,652,000      733,000   91,904,000   1,904,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -3.1%         0.2%      -11.1%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  05-Nov-11   Estimate          1291          244         275       138
  29-Oct-11   Estimate          1288          245         274       138
  06-Nov-10     Actual          1302          259         279       134
            Dressed:
  05-Nov-11   Estimate           781          144         205        69
  29-Oct-11   Estimate           779          144         205        69
  06-Nov-10     Actual           782          153         208        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  22-Oct-11       47.0%        29.8%        21.5%        1.7%
  23-Oct-10       47.4%        30.6%        20.1%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  22-Oct-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  23-Oct-10       97.1%                      2.6%                  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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