Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 08, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 09, 2013 was estimated at 967.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.5 percent lower than a week ago and 2.1 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)
  09-Nov-13       486.0          2.1        477.2         2.5     967.8
  02-Nov-13       497.0          2.1        471.3         2.6     973.0
   Change:         -2.2%         0.0%         1.3%       -3.8%     -0.5%
  10-Nov-12       499.6          2.2        484.3         2.8     988.9
   Change:         -2.7%        -4.5%        -1.5%      -10.7%     -2.1%
  2013 YTD      21890.9         92.6      19541.0       124.6   41649.1
  2012 YTD      22125.7         98.6      19790.6       127.7   42142.6
   Change:         -1.1%        -6.1%        -1.3%       -2.4%     -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
  09-Nov-13     607,000       15,000    2,290,000      39,000
  02-Nov-13     621,000       15,000    2,272,000      41,000
   Change:         -2.3%         0.0%         0.8%       -4.9%
  10-Nov-12     632,000       16,000    2,356,000      42,000
   Change:         -4.0%        -6.3%        -2.8%       -7.1%
  2013 YTD   27,644,000      642,000   94,834,000   1,806,000
  2012 YTD   28,100,000      645,000   96,280,000   1,729,000
   Change:         -1.6%        -0.4%        -1.5%        4.5%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Nov-13   Estimate          1331          244         279       127
  02-Nov-13   Estimate          1327          240         277       126
  10-Nov-12     Actual          1319          245         276       136
            Dressed:
  09-Nov-13   Estimate           802          143         208        64
  02-Nov-13   Estimate           802          141         208        63
  10-Nov-12     Actual           792          144         206        68
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  26-Oct-13       48.5%        30.0%        19.6%        1.9%
  27-Oct-12       49.3%        27.5%        21.4%        1.8%

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

*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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