Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 08, 2012          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 09, 2012 was estimated at 928.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 9.6 percent higher than a week ago and 0.7 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.5 percent lower compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  09-Jun-12       507.3          2.2        416.4         2.9     928.8
  02-Jun-12       462.7          1.9        380.5         2.5     847.6
   Change:          9.6%        15.8%         9.4%       16.0%      9.6%
  11-Jun-11       520.6          2.5        409.3         2.7     935.1
   Change:         -2.6%       -12.0%         1.7%        7.4%     -0.7%
  2012 YTD      11023.9         51.9      10097.4        65.5   21238.7
  2011 YTD      11342.0         56.5       9888.0        65.1   21351.6
   Change:         -2.8%        -8.1%         2.1%        0.6%     -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.
2012 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Jun-12     652,000       13,000    2,004,000      37,000
  02-Jun-12     596,000       11,000    1,827,000      32,000
   Change:          9.4%        18.2%         9.7%       15.6%
  11-Jun-11     681,000       15,000    2,000,000      38,000
   Change:         -4.3%       -13.3%         0.2%       -2.6%
  2012 YTD   14,106,000      313,000   48,425,000     863,000
  2011 YTD   14,793,000      353,000   47,620,000     898,000
   Change:         -4.6%       -11.3%         1.7%       -3.8%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Jun-12   Estimate          1281          291         278       157
  02-Jun-12   Estimate          1280          295         278       158
  11-Jun-11     Actual          1258          277         273       144
            Dressed:
  09-Jun-12   Estimate           780          174         208        78
  02-Jun-12   Estimate           778          177         208        79
  11-Jun-11     Actual           767          165         205        72
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  26-May-12       53.0%        27.2%        18.1%        1.6%
  28-May-11       51.6%        28.5%        18.3%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  26-May-12       97.0%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  28-May-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%

*2011 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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