Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Aug 02, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, August 03, 2013 was estimated at 915.3 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.3 percent lower than a week ago and 0.9 percent lower
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)
  03-Aug-13       499.6          2.0        410.7         3.0     915.3
  27-Jul-13       508.4          1.9        404.6         2.8     917.7
   Change:         -1.7%         5.3%         1.5%        7.1%     -0.3%
  04-Aug-12       510.0          2.0        409.0         2.9     923.9
   Change:         -2.0%         0.0%         0.4%        3.4%     -0.9%
  2013 YTD      14959.8         63.7      13219.7        87.6   28330.8
  2012 YTD      15079.1         68.3      13255.7        87.2   28490.3
   Change:         -0.8%        -6.7%        -0.3%        0.5%     -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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  03-Aug-13     629,000       15,000    2,022,000      44,000
  27-Jul-13     641,000       14,000    1,988,000      41,000
   Change:         -1.9%         7.1%         1.7%        7.3%
  04-Aug-12     644,000       16,000    2,040,000      40,000
   Change:         -2.3%        -6.3%        -0.9%       10.0%
  2013 YTD   18,969,000      433,000   64,076,000   1,236,000
  2012 YTD   19,229,000      427,000   64,062,000   1,161,000
   Change:         -1.4%         1.3%         0.0%        6.5%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  03-Aug-13   Estimate          1304          232         271       136
  27-Jul-13   Estimate          1302          238         272       138
  04-Aug-12     Actual          1300          220         268       147
            Dressed:
  03-Aug-13   Estimate           796          136         203        68
  27-Jul-13   Estimate           795          140         204        69
  04-Aug-12     Actual           793          130         201        74
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  20-Jul-13       52.5%        27.1%        18.6%        1.8%
  21-Jul-12       52.2%        25.7%        20.2%        1.8%

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