Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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St Joseph, MO          Fri Jun 21, 2013          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, June 22, 2013 was estimated at 930.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 2.1 percent higher than a week ago and 1.0 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.9 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)
  22-Jun-13       518.1          2.0        407.6         2.8     930.5
  15-Jun-13       504.4          2.1        401.7         2.8     911.0
   Change:          2.7%        -4.8%         1.5%        0.0%      2.1%
  23-Jun-12       515.9          2.0        400.6         2.7     921.2
   Change:          0.4%         0.0%         1.7%        3.7%      1.0%
  2013 YTD      11953.1         52.0      10811.9        70.1   22887.1
  2012 YTD      12070.5         55.9      10893.4        70.9   23090.7
   Change:         -1.0%        -7.0%        -0.8%       -1.1%     -0.9%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2013 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  22-Jun-13     659,000       13,000    1,981,000      40,000
  15-Jun-13     644,000       13,000    1,949,000      39,000
   Change:          2.3%         0.0%         1.6%        2.6%
  23-Jun-12     654,000       13,000    1,959,000      36,000
   Change:          0.8%         0.0%         1.1%       11.1%
  2013 YTD   15,193,000      344,000   52,211,000     982,000
  2012 YTD   15,424,000      339,000   52,340,000     934,000
   Change:         -1.5%         1.5%        -0.2%        5.1%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  22-Jun-13   Estimate          1298          258         275       142
  15-Jun-13   Estimate          1293          265         276       144
  23-Jun-12     Actual          1294          262         273       151
            Dressed:
  22-Jun-13   Estimate           788          152         206        71
  15-Jun-13   Estimate           785          157         206        72
  23-Jun-12     Actual           790          156         205        75
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  08-Jun-13       52.1%        27.1%        19.0%        1.8%
  09-Jun-12       52.0%        28.0%        18.4%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  08-Jun-13       97.1%                      2.5%                  0.3%
  09-Jun-12       96.7%                      3.0%                  0.3%

*2012 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO
        816-676-7000    e-mail stjoe.lgmn@ams.usda.gov
        www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/SJ_LS712.txt
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