Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO          Fri Nov 08, 2019          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 09, 2019 was estimated at 1110.2 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.2 percent higher than a week ago and 1.7 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
2.2 percent higher compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  09-Nov-19       535.3          1.2        571.2         2.5    1110.2
  02-Nov-19       540.0          1.3        564.5         2.5    1108.3
   Change:         -0.9%        -7.7%         1.2%        0.0%      0.2%
  10-Nov-18       537.0          1.6        550.3         2.7    1091.6
   Change:         -0.3%       -25.0%         3.8%       -7.4%      1.7%
  2019 YTD      22990.3         61.2      23371.1       115.1   46537.7
  2018 YTD      22942.4         63.0      22420.3       119.8   45545.5
   Change:          0.2%        -2.9%         4.2%       -3.9%      2.2%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2019 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealer      Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Nov-19     651,000       10,000    2,693,000      40,000
  02-Nov-19     658,000       10,000    2,669,000      39,000
   Change:         -1.1%         0.0%         0.9%        2.6%
  10-Nov-18     649,000       13,000    2,591,000      42,000
   Change:          0.3%       -23.1%         3.9%       -4.8%
  2019 YTD   28,456,000      495,000  110,004,000   1,734,000
  2018 YTD   28,160,000      482,000  106,084,000   1,704,000
   Change:          1.1%         2.7%         3.7%        1.7%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  09-Nov-19   Estimate          1365          220         285       128
  02-Nov-19   Estimate          1361          219         284       127
  10-Nov-18     Actual          1371          211         285       131
            Dressed:
  09-Nov-19   Estimate           824          127         212        64
  02-Nov-19   Estimate           822          127         212        64
  10-Nov-18     Actual           830          122         212        66
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  26-Oct-19       46.3%        31.3%        20.6%        1.8%
  27-Oct-18       50.5%        27.8%        20.0%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  26-Oct-19       97.6%                      2.3%                  0.2%
  27-Oct-18       97.3%                      2.4%                  0.3%

*2018 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St Joseph, MO
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