Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 12, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 13, 2013 was estimated at 928.6 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 14.3 percent higher than a week ago and 2.2 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.7 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)
  13-Jul-13       506.9          2.0        416.8         2.9     928.6
  06-Jul-13       441.7          1.6        366.8         2.6     812.7
   Change:         14.8%        25.0%        13.6%       11.5%     14.3%
  14-Jul-12       508.2          2.1        396.0         2.7     909.0
   Change:         -0.3%        -4.8%         5.3%        7.4%      2.2%
  2013 YTD      13430.3         57.6      12002.3        78.8   25569.0
  2012 YTD      13553.8         62.1      12049.1        78.8   25743.8
   Change:         -0.9%        -7.3%        -0.4%        0.0%     -0.7%
(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
  13-Jul-13     640,000       14,000    2,038,000      41,000
  06-Jul-13     559,000       11,000    1,790,000      37,000
   Change:         14.5%        27.3%        13.9%       10.8%
  14-Jul-12     645,000       15,000    1,960,000      38,000
   Change:         -0.8%        -6.7%         4.0%        7.9%
  2013 YTD   17,047,000      385,000   58,056,000   1,104,000
  2012 YTD   17,298,000      381,000   58,051,000   1,043,000
   Change:         -1.5%         1.1%         0.0%        5.9%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  13-Jul-13   Estimate          1303          249         274       142
  06-Jul-13   Estimate          1302          249         274       142
  14-Jul-12     Actual          1294          231         270       143
            Dressed:
  13-Jul-13   Estimate           794          146         205        71
  06-Jul-13   Estimate           792          147         205        71
  14-Jul-12     Actual           790          138         202        71
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  29-Jun-13       52.6%        28.1%        17.6%        1.7%
  30-Jun-12       53.8%        26.8%        17.8%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  29-Jun-13       96.9%                      2.7%                  0.3%
  30-Jun-12       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.4%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS712.txt
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