Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 14, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 15, 2013 was estimated at 911 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.4 percent lower than a week ago and 1.1 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
1 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)
  15-Jun-13       504.4          2.1        401.7         2.8     911.0
  08-Jun-13       502.5          2.1        416.1         2.9     923.6
   Change:          0.4%         0.0%        -3.5%       -3.4%     -1.4%
  16-Jun-12       514.8          1.8        401.7         2.9     921.2
   Change:         -2.0%        16.7%         0.0%       -3.4%     -1.1%
  2013 YTD      11427.5         50.0      10408.7        67.2   21953.4
  2012 YTD      11554.6         53.9      10492.8        68.2   22169.5
   Change:         -1.1%        -7.2%        -0.8%       -1.5%     -1.0%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2013 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  15-Jun-13     644,000       13,000    1,949,000      39,000
  08-Jun-13     644,000       13,000    2,018,000      41,000
   Change:          0.0%         0.0%        -3.4%       -4.9%
  16-Jun-12     655,000       11,000    1,959,000      37,000
   Change:         -1.7%        18.2%        -0.5%        5.4%
  2013 YTD   14,530,000      330,000   50,242,000     941,000
  2012 YTD   14,770,000      326,000   50,381,000     898,000
   Change:         -1.6%         1.3%        -0.3%        4.8%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  15-Jun-13   Estimate          1293          265         276       144
  08-Jun-13   Estimate          1290          268         276       144
  16-Jun-12     Actual          1291          269         274       153
            Dressed:
  15-Jun-13   Estimate           785          157         206        72
  08-Jun-13   Estimate           782          158         206        72
  16-Jun-12     Actual           788          160         205        77
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  01-Jun-13       52.4%        27.7%        18.3%        1.6%
  02-Jun-12       53.1%        28.2%        17.2%        1.5%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  01-Jun-13       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  02-Jun-12       97.3%                      2.4%                  0.3%

*2012 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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