Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 29, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 30, 2013 was estimated at 885.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 11.0 percent lower than a week ago and 12.4 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)
  30-Nov-13       444.7          1.9        436.6         2.3     885.5
  23-Nov-13       496.8          2.2        493.1         2.7     994.8
   Change:        -10.5%       -13.6%       -11.5%      -14.8%    -11.0%
  01-Dec-12       509.3          2.4        496.5         2.8    1011.0
   Change:        -12.7%       -20.8%       -12.1%      -17.9%    -12.4%
  2013 YTD      23319.3         98.9      20979.3       132.7   44530.2
  2012 YTD      23595.9        105.3      21200.3       135.4   45036.9
   Change:         -1.2%        -6.1%        -1.0%       -2.0%     -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
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  30-Nov-13     555,000       13,000    2,068,000      36,000
  23-Nov-13     620,000       15,000    2,345,000      42,000
   Change:        -10.5%       -13.3%       -11.8%      -14.3%
  01-Dec-12     639,000       17,000    2,398,000      40,000
   Change:        -13.1%       -23.5%       -13.8%      -10.0%
  2013 YTD   29,426,000      683,000  101,587,000   1,930,000
  2012 YTD   29,947,000      692,000  103,117,000   1,838,000
   Change:         -1.7%        -1.3%        -1.5%        5.0%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  30-Nov-13   Estimate          1339          256         282       130
  23-Nov-13   Estimate          1336          251         281       130
  01-Dec-12     Actual          1329          235         277       141
            Dressed:
  30-Nov-13   Estimate           803          150         211        65
  23-Nov-13   Estimate           803          148         210        65
  01-Dec-12     Actual           798          138         207        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  16-Nov-13       49.7%        27.0%        21.2%        2.1%
  17-Nov-12       47.7%        27.8%        22.7%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  16-Nov-13       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  17-Nov-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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