Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Apr 04, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, April 05, 2014 was estimated at 849.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 6.1 percent lower than a week ago and 6.5 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
4 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)
  05-Apr-14       410.7          2.1        434.1         2.8     849.7
  29-Mar-14       465.4          2.1        434.2         3.0     904.7
   Change:        -11.8%         0.0%         0.0%       -6.7%     -6.1%
  06-Apr-13       468.3          2.0        435.9         2.7     908.9
   Change:        -12.3%         5.0%        -0.4%        3.7%     -6.5%
  2014 YTD       6109.6         27.6       6100.9        37.1   12275.2
  2013 YTD       6550.0         30.0       6172.8        38.4   12791.3
   Change:         -6.7%        -8.0%        -1.2%       -3.3%     -4.0%
(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/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  05-Apr-14     583,000       13,000    2,030,000      40,000
  29-Mar-14     585,000       13,000    2,033,000      43,000
   Change:         -0.3%         0.0%        -0.1%       -7.0%
  06-Apr-13     597,000       14,000    2,097,000      36,000
   Change:         -2.3%        -7.1%        -3.2%       11.1%
  2014 YTD    7,712,000      178,000   28,583,000     528,000
  2013 YTD    8,241,000      204,000   29,754,000     535,000
   Change:         -6.4%       -12.5%        -3.9%       -1.3%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  05-Apr-14   Estimate          1324          274         285       142
  29-Mar-14   Estimate          1327          273         285       142
  06-Apr-13     Actual          1305          248         278       148
            Dressed:
  05-Apr-14   Estimate           796          162         214        71
  29-Mar-14   Estimate           797          161         214        71
  06-Apr-13     Actual           787          146         208        74
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  22-Mar-14       51.4%        27.1%        19.5%        2.0%
  23-Mar-13       47.9%        29.5%        20.9%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  22-Mar-14       97.2%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  23-Mar-13       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%

*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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