Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jan 24, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, January 25, 2014 was estimated at 957.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.5 percent lower than a week ago and 1.0 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
6.6 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)
  25-Jan-14       478.6          2.1        473.8         2.9     957.4
  18-Jan-14       476.6          2.2        481.0         2.7     962.5
   Change:          0.4%        -4.5%        -1.5%        7.4%     -0.5%
  26-Jan-13       500.5          2.2        442.3         2.6     947.6
   Change:         -4.4%        -4.5%         7.1%       11.5%      1.0%
  2014 YTD       1651.7          7.2       1655.8         9.2    3323.9
  2013 YTD       1834.4          8.5       1706.7         9.6    3559.3
   Change:        -10.0%       -15.4%        -3.0%       -3.9%     -6.6%
(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
  25-Jan-14     597,000       15,000    2,222,000      42,000
  18-Jan-14     594,000       15,000    2,263,000      41,000
   Change:          0.5%         0.0%        -1.8%        2.4%
  26-Jan-13     624,000       15,000    2,133,000      36,000
   Change:         -4.3%         0.0%         4.2%       16.7%
  2014 YTD    2,053,000       51,000    7,756,000     135,000
  2013 YTD    2,297,000       58,000    8,219,000     134,000
   Change:        -10.6%       -12.1%        -5.6%        0.5%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  25-Jan-14   Estimate          1337          240         284       136
  18-Jan-14   Estimate          1338          249         283       133
  26-Jan-13     Actual          1330          250         277       144
            Dressed:
  25-Jan-14   Estimate           803          142         214        68
  18-Jan-14   Estimate           804          147         213        67
  26-Jan-13     Actual           803          146         207        72
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  11-Jan-14       49.7%        28.5%        20.4%        1.4%
  12-Jan-13       47.7%        28.2%        22.6%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  11-Jan-14       97.3%                      2.4%                  0.3%
  12-Jan-13       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.4%

*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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