Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 13, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 14, 2014 was estimated at 894.8 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 1.1 percent lower than a week ago and 2.0 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.3 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)
  14-Jun-14       477.0          1.8        413.2         2.8     894.8
  07-Jun-14       483.6          1.8        416.2         2.8     904.4
   Change:         -1.4%         0.0%        -0.7%        0.0%     -1.1%
  15-Jun-13       509.0          2.0        399.6         2.8     913.4
   Change:         -6.3%       -10.0%         3.4%        0.0%     -2.0%
  2014 YTD      10813.2         45.2      10330.7        68.0   21257.1
  2013 YTD      11474.2         49.9      10402.2        67.3   21993.7
   Change:         -5.8%        -9.4%        -0.7%        1.1%     -3.3%
(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
  14-Jun-14     605,000       11,000    1,915,000      38,000
  07-Jun-14     614,000       11,000    1,930,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.5%         0.0%        -0.8%       -2.6%
  15-Jun-13     644,000       14,000    1,950,000      40,000
   Change:         -6.1%       -21.4%        -1.8%       -5.0%
  2014 YTD   13,618,000      282,000   48,147,000     956,000
  2013 YTD   14,534,000      332,000   50,231,000     943,000
   Change:         -6.3%       -15.1%        -4.1%        1.4%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  14-Jun-14   Estimate          1301          287         287       146
  07-Jun-14   Estimate          1302          285         287       146
  15-Jun-13     Actual          1301          247         274       142
            Dressed:
  14-Jun-14   Estimate           790          169         216        73
  07-Jun-14   Estimate           789          169         216        73
  15-Jun-13     Actual           791          145         205        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  31-May-14       56.3%        25.3%        16.7%        1.7%
  01-Jun-13       52.4%        27.7%        18.3%        1.6%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  31-May-14       97.1%                      2.6%                  0.3%
  01-Jun-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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