Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jan 10, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, January 11, 2014 was estimated at 907 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 7.3 percent higher than a week ago and 6.8 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
16.1 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)
  11-Jan-14       455.9          2.2        446.3         2.6     907.0
  04-Jan-14       417.9          1.8        423.1         2.4     845.2
   Change:          9.1%        22.2%         5.5%        8.3%      7.3%
  12-Jan-13       497.0          2.4        470.8         2.7     972.9
   Change:         -8.3%        -8.3%        -5.2%       -3.7%     -6.8%
  2014 YTD        689.3          3.1        698.7         3.7    1394.8
  2013 YTD        847.0          4.0        806.3         4.5    1661.9
   Change:        -18.6%       -22.6%       -13.4%      -17.3%    -16.1%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2014 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  11-Jan-14     569,000       15,000    2,102,000      39,000
  04-Jan-14     521,000       12,000    1,991,000      36,000
   Change:          9.2%        25.0%         5.6%        8.3%
  12-Jan-13     626,000       16,000    2,268,000      38,000
   Change:         -9.1%        -6.3%        -7.3%        2.6%
  2014 YTD      860,000       21,000    3,310,000      56,000
  2013 YTD    1,062,000       28,000    3,880,000      62,000
   Change:       -19.0%       -25.0%       -14.7%       -9.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  11-Jan-14   Estimate          1337          255         283       132
  04-Jan-14   Estimate          1337          252         283       133
  12-Jan-13     Actual          1330          253         277       142
            Dressed:
  11-Jan-14   Estimate           803          151         213        67
  04-Jan-14   Estimate           804          149         213        67
  12-Jan-13     Actual           796          148         208        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  28-Dec-13       48.4%        29.2%        21.0%        1.5%
  29-Dec-12       49.7%        29.6%        19.6%        1.1%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  28-Dec-13       97.7%                      2.1%                  0.3%
  29-Dec-12       97.8%                      2.0%                  0.2%

*2013 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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