Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 27, 2014          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 28, 2014 was estimated at 903.1 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.5 percent higher than a week ago and 3.5 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)
  28-Jun-14       487.0          1.7        411.5         2.9     903.1
  21-Jun-14       484.5          1.8        409.3         3.1     898.7
   Change:          0.5%        -5.6%         0.5%       -6.5%      0.5%
  29-Jun-13       518.7          2.1        411.6         3.0     935.4
   Change:         -6.1%       -19.0%         0.0%       -3.3%     -3.5%
  2014 YTD      11793.2         48.6      11148.4        74.2   23064.4
  2013 YTD      12516.3         54.0      11218.7        73.3   23862.4
   Change:         -5.8%       -10.0%        -0.6%        1.3%     -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
  28-Jun-14     615,000       10,000    1,910,000      40,000
  21-Jun-14     613,000       11,000    1,899,000      42,000
   Change:          0.3%        -9.1%         0.6%       -4.8%
  29-Jun-13     654,000       14,000    2,019,000      42,000
   Change:         -6.0%       -28.6%        -5.4%       -4.8%
  2014 YTD   14,849,000      302,000   51,951,000   1,041,000
  2013 YTD   15,848,000      360,000   54,228,000   1,026,000
   Change:         -6.3%       -16.2%        -4.2%        1.4%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  28-Jun-14   Estimate          1304          281         287       145
  21-Jun-14   Estimate          1304          285         287       146
  29-Jun-13     Actual          1302          249         273       142
            Dressed:
  28-Jun-14   Estimate           793          166         215        73
  21-Jun-14   Estimate           792          168         215        73
  29-Jun-13     Actual           795          147         204        71
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  14-Jun-14       54.2%        27.6%        16.4%        1.8%
  15-Jun-13       53.6%        25.9%        18.7%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  14-Jun-14       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  15-Jun-13       96.7%                      3.0%                  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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