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Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Oct 17, 2019    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, October 5, 2019
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         116,060    1,842    485,045    7,764     2,998       -        140
Tuesday        117,604    2,998    489,034    8,416     2,231       -        198
Wednesday      118,686    2,148    487,093    8,057     1,818       -        357
Thursday       117,205    2,211    486,680    7,766     2,106       -        199
Friday         109,794    2,777    481,918    4,949     1,748       -        146
Saturday        65,327        3    230,445    1,260       123       -          -
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Total          644,676   11,979  2,660,215   38,212    11,024       -      1,040
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%Steers        47.2    %Barrows & gilts      97.6    %Lambs & yearlings  94.4
%Heifers       30.9    %Sows                  2.1    %Mature sheep        5.6
%Cows          20.1    %Boars                 0.2                              
%Bulls          1.8                                                            
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-  Represents zero.                                                             
1/ Bison are not covered under the Meat Inspection Act, and therefore do not   
   require inspection.  Numbers refer to the amount killed in Federally  
   Inspected Plants, and are not necessarily inspected.                         
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              Meat Production, Live Weight and Dressed Weight - U.S.          
                      Week Ending  Saturday, OCtober 5, 2019
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     528.1     Cattle                 1,358           821   
                                   Steers                                 899   
                                   Heifers                                824   
                                   Cows                                   628   
                                   Bulls                                  866   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.5     Calves                   213           123   
                                                                                
Pork                     560.9     Hogs                     283           211   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      209   
                                   Sows                                   303   
                                   Boars                                  199   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            2.4     Sheep                    125            63   
                                   Mature sheep                            64   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     63   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,092.9                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, October 5, 2019
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      644,676                   
                            Steers      304,405         47.2      
                           Heifers      199,303         30.9      
                        Dairy cows       64,242         10.0      
                        Other cows       65,373         10.1      
                             Bulls       11,353          1.8      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       11,979                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,660,215                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,597,202         97.6      
                              Sows       56,608          2.1      
                             Boars        6,405          0.2      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       38,212                   
                      Mature sheep        2,150          5.6      
               Lambs and yearlings       36,062         94.4      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, October 5, 2019
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                                  Number of head slaughtered                    
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 Day                            Steers & heifers                  Dairy & other 
  of                                 as % of       Dairy   Other     as % of    
 week          Steers  Heifers       cattle        cows    cows       cattle    
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Monday         53,461   38,599        79.3         9,802  11,912       18.7     
Tuesday        54,908   36,580        77.8        12,642  11,489       20.5     
Wednesday      57,733   34,174        77.4        12,508  12,377       21.0     
Thursday       52,196   38,355        77.3        11,922  12,585       20.9     
Friday         55,649   30,306        78.3        12,253   9,746       20.0     
Saturday       30,458   21,289        79.2         5,115   7,264       18.9     
                                                                               
Total          304,405  199,303        78.1        64,242  65,373       20.1     
 
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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