Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jul 26, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 27, 2013 was estimated at 917.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.4 percent lower than a week ago and 1.0 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.6 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)
  27-Jul-13       508.4          1.9        404.6         2.8     917.7
  20-Jul-13       516.7          2.0        409.2         2.8     930.7
   Change:         -1.6%        -5.0%        -1.1%        0.0%     -1.4%
  28-Jul-12       501.1          2.1        402.9         2.7     908.8
   Change:          1.5%        -9.5%         0.4%        3.7%      1.0%
  2013 YTD      14456.7         61.6      12810.5        84.5   27413.3
  2012 YTD      14569.1         66.3      12846.7        84.3   27566.4
   Change:         -0.8%        -7.1%        -0.3%        0.2%     -0.6%
(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
  27-Jul-13     641,000       14,000    1,988,000      41,000
  20-Jul-13     651,000       14,000    2,007,000      40,000
   Change:         -1.5%         0.0%        -0.9%        2.5%
  28-Jul-12     634,000       15,000    2,010,000      38,000
   Change:          1.1%        -6.7%        -1.1%        7.9%
  2013 YTD   18,338,000      416,000   62,049,000   1,190,000
  2012 YTD   18,585,000      412,000   62,022,000   1,121,000
   Change:         -1.3%         1.1%         0.0%        6.2%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  27-Jul-13   Estimate          1302          238         272       138
  20-Jul-13   Estimate          1303          246         273       141
  28-Jul-12     Actual          1299          235         268       143
            Dressed:
  27-Jul-13   Estimate           795          140         204        69
  20-Jul-13   Estimate           795          145         204        70
  28-Jul-12     Actual           792          139         201        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  13-Jul-13       51.3%        28.3%        18.9%        1.6%
  14-Jul-12       52.8%        26.2%        19.3%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  13-Jul-13       96.8%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  14-Jul-12       96.7%                      2.9%                  0.4%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
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