Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 18, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, October 19, 2013 was estimated at 960.9 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 4.0 percent lower than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production
for the year to date was 1.1 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)
  19-Oct-13       489.2          2.1        467.0         2.6     960.9
  12-Oct-13        N/A           N/A          N/A         N/A       N/A
   Change:        
  20-Oct-12       509.8          2.2        485.6         2.9    1000.5
   Change:         -4.0%        -4.5%        -3.8%      -10.3%     -4.0%
  2013 YTD      20412.7         86.4      18094.0       118.0   38711.1
  2012 YTD      20602.2         92.1      18339.1       119.2   39152.6
   Change:         -0.9%        -6.2%        -1.3%       -1.0%     -1.1%
(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
  19-Oct-13     614,000       15,000    2,297,000      40,000
  12-Oct-13         N/A          N/A          N/A         N/A
   Change:     
  20-Oct-12     639,000       16,000    2,382,000      40,000
   Change:         -3.9%        -6.3%        -3.6%        0.0%
  2013 YTD   25,807,000      597,000   88,024,000   1,692,000
  2012 YTD   26,177,000      598,000   89,197,000   1,603,000
   Change:         -1.4%        -0.2%        -1.3%        5.5%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  19-Oct-13   Estimate          1314          235         272       132
  12-Oct-13   Estimate           N/A          N/A         N/A       N/A
  20-Oct-12     Actual          1324          235         274       141
            Dressed:
  19-Oct-13   Estimate           798          138         203        66
  12-Oct-13   Estimate           N/A          N/A         N/A       N/A
  20-Oct-12     Actual           800          140         204        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  05-Oct-13        N/A          N/A          N/A         N/A 
  06-Oct-12       50.5%        27.0%        20.8%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  05-Oct-13        N/A                       N/A                   N/A 
  06-Oct-12       96.9%                      2.9%                  0.2%

*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
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