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Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Jul 18, 2019    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, July 6, 2019
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         119,340    1,861    455,986    9,587     3,006       -       149 
Tuesday        122,715    2,849    479,765    9,256     2,425       -       205 
Wednesday      122,456    3,068    478,422    7,932     2,222       -       266 
Thursday         2,399      656     23,035      319        64       -        40 
Friday         118,183    2,058    429,720    3,365     2,364       -       226 
Saturday        92,715        3    189,397       48       175       -         - 
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Total          577,808   10,495  2,056,325   30,507    10,256       -       886 
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%Steers        51.9    %Barrows & gilts      97.8    %Lambs & yearlings  93.4
%Heifers       28.8    %Sows                  2.0    %Mature sheep        6.6
%Cows          17.7    %Boars                 0.2                              
%Bulls          1.6                                                            
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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, July 6, 2019
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                    463.9      Cattle                 1,325           804   
                                   Steers                                 861   
                                   Heifers                                792   
                                   Cows                                   650   
                                   Bulls                                  890   
                                                                                
Calves and veal           1.2      Calves                   208           120   
                                                                                
Pork                    431.7      Hogs                     280           210   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      208   
                                   Sows                                   304   
                                   Boars                                  210   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton           2.0      Sheep                    128            64   
                                   Mature sheep                            67   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     64   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production           898.8                                                   
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, July 6, 2019
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      577,808                   
                            Steers      300,137         51.9      
                           Heifers      166,596         28.8      
                        Dairy cows       47,192          8.2      
                        Other cows       54,874          9.5      
                             Bulls        9,009          1.6      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       10,495                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,056,325                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,010,255         97.8      
                              Sows       41,879          2.0      
                             Boars        4,191          0.2      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       30,507                   
                      Mature sheep        2,006          6.6      
               Lambs and yearlings       28,501         93.4      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, July 6, 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         60,809   34,975        80.3         8,776  12,409       17.8     
Tuesday        61,717   35,620        79.3        11,736  11,774       19.2     
Wednesday      62,694   33,353        78.4        12,217  12,159       19.9     
Thursday        1,167       43        50.4           965     141       46.1     
Friday         63,092   34,311        82.4         9,591   9,743       16.4     
Saturday       50,658   28,294        85.2         3,907   8,648       13.5     
                                                                                
Total         300,137  166,596        80.8        47,192  54,874       17.7     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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