Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 01, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 02, 2013 was estimated at 975.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.2 percent higher than a week ago and 2.3 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
1.2 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)
  02-Nov-13       499.4          2.1        471.3         2.6     975.4
  26-Oct-13       493.2          2.1        466.7         2.3     964.3
   Change:          1.3%         0.0%         1.0%       13.0%      1.2%
  03-Nov-12       511.1          2.1        483.0         2.6     998.8
   Change:         -2.3%         0.0%        -2.4%        0.0%     -2.3%
  2013 YTD      21403.7         90.4      19057.4       122.0   40673.5
  2012 YTD      21626.1         96.4      19306.3       124.9   41153.7
   Change:         -1.0%        -6.2%        -1.3%       -2.3%     -1.2%
(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
  02-Nov-13     624,000       15,000    2,272,000      41,000
  26-Oct-13     618,000       15,000    2,262,000      37,000
   Change:          1.0%         0.0%         0.4%       10.8%
  03-Nov-12     645,000       15,000    2,359,000      37,000
   Change:         -3.3%         0.0%        -3.7%       10.8%
  2013 YTD   27,039,000      627,000   92,547,000   1,767,000
  2012 YTD   27,468,000      629,000   93,924,000   1,687,000
   Change:         -1.6%        -0.4%        -1.5%        4.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  02-Nov-13   Estimate          1327          240         277       126
  26-Oct-13   Estimate          1323          235         276       126
  03-Nov-12     Actual          1320          239         275       142
            Dressed:
  02-Nov-13   Estimate           802          141         208        63
  26-Oct-13   Estimate           800          138         206        64
  03-Nov-12     Actual           794          140         205        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  19-Oct-13       49.8%        29.2%        19.2%        1.9%
  20-Oct-12       48.7%        28.3%        21.2%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  19-Oct-13       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%
  20-Oct-12       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

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