Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 11, 2011          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 12, 2011 was estimated at 963.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 2.8 percent lower than a week ago and 3.7 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.4 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)
  12-Nov-11       486.5          2.4        472.0         2.8     963.7
  05-Nov-11       504.6          2.6        481.5         2.7     991.4
   Change:         -3.6%        -7.7%        -2.0%        3.7%     -2.8%
  13-Nov-10       514.3          2.6        480.8         3.3    1001.0
   Change:         -5.4%        -7.7%        -1.8%      -15.2%     -3.7%
  2011 YTD      22524.1        109.5      19341.2       121.9   42096.7
  2010 YTD      22527.3        113.4      19141.4       133.2   41915.4
   Change:          0.0%        -3.4%         1.0%       -8.5%      0.4%
(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
  12-Nov-11     625,000       17,000    2,293,000      41,000
  05-Nov-11     648,000       18,000    2,347,000      40,000
   Change:         -3.5%        -5.6%        -2.3%        2.5%
  13-Nov-10     661,000       17,000    2,314,000      49,000
   Change:         -5.4%         0.0%        -0.9%      -16.3%
  2011 YTD   29,248,000      726,000   94,348,000   1,732,000
  2010 YTD   29,313,000      750,000   94,218,000   1,953,000
   Change:         -0.2%        -3.2%         0.1%      -11.3%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  12-Nov-11   Estimate          1292          246         276       138
  05-Nov-11   Estimate          1291          244         275       138
  13-Nov-10     Actual          1301          268         279       133
            Dressed:
  12-Nov-11   Estimate           781          144         206        69
  05-Nov-11   Estimate           781          144         205        69
  13-Nov-10     Actual           781          159         208        67
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  29-Oct-11       48.1%        28.4%        21.8%        1.7%
  30-Oct-10       47.0%        30.6%        20.5%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  29-Oct-11       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  30-Oct-10       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*2010 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
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