Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO           Fri Jun 20, 2014           USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 21, 2014 was estimated at 898.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.4 percent higher than a week ago and 3.7 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)
   21-Jun-14       484.5          1.8         409.3          3.1     898.7
   14-Jun-14       477.0          1.8         413.2          2.8     894.8
    Change:          1.6%         0.0%         -0.9%        10.7%      0.4%
   22-Jun-13       523.4          2.0         404.9          3.0     933.3
    Change:         -7.4%       -10.0%          1.1%         3.3%     -3.7%
   2014 YTD      11302.8         46.9       10738.6         71.3   22159.6
   2013 YTD      11997.6         51.9       10807.1         70.3   22927.0
    Change:         -5.8%        -9.6%         -0.6%         1.5%     -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
   21-Jun-14     613,000       11,000     1,899,000       42,000
   14-Jun-14     605,000       11,000     1,915,000       38,000
    Change:          1.3%         0.0%         -0.8%        10.5%
   22-Jun-13     660,000       14,000     1,978,000       42,000
    Change:         -7.1%       -21.4%         -4.0%         0.0%
   2014 YTD   14,233,000      292,000    50,042,000    1,000,000
   2013 YTD   15,194,000      346,000    52,209,000      984,000
    Change:         -6.3%       -15.6%         -4.2%         1.6%
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                                      Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending  Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealerss    Hogs    Sheep/Lambs
   21-Jun-14   Estimate          1304           285          287       146
   14-Jun-14   Estimate          1301           287          287       146
   22-Jun-13     Actual          1305           250          274       142
             Dressed:
   21-Jun-14   Estimate           792           168          215        73
   14-Jun-14   Estimate           790           169          216        73
   22-Jun-13     Actual           795           147          205        71
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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls
   07-Jun-14       53.9%        27.5%         16.9%         1.8%
   08-Jun-13       52.1%        27.1%         19.0%         1.8%

            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars
   07-Jun-14       97.0%                       2.7%                   0.3%
   08-Jun-13       97.1%                       2.5%                   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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