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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO          Fri Oct 18, 2019          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, October 19, 2019 was estimated at 1105.5 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.5 percent higher than a week ago and 3.4 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)
  19-Oct-19       527.9          1.2        574.0         2.4    1105.5
  12-Oct-19       529.9          1.2        567.0         2.4    1100.5
   Change:         -0.4%         0.0%         1.2%        0.0%      0.5%
  20-Oct-18       517.3          1.5        547.8         2.6    1069.2
   Change:          2.0%       -20.0%         4.8%       -7.7%      3.4%
  2019 YTD      21384.8         56.7      21656.3       107.5   43205.3
  2018 YTD      21346.2         58.3      20778.5       112.1   42295.1
   Change:          0.2%        -2.7%         4.2%       -4.1%      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
  19-Oct-19     642,000       10,000    2,726,000      38,000
  12-Oct-19     645,000       10,000    2,695,000      39,000
   Change:         -0.5%         0.0%         1.2%       -2.6%
  20-Oct-18     632,000       11,000    2,599,000      38,000
   Change:          1.6%        -9.1%         4.9%        0.0%
  2019 YTD   26,503,000      459,000  101,952,000   1,615,000
  2018 YTD   26,223,000      445,000   98,340,000   1,587,000
   Change:          1.1%         3.2%         3.7%        1.7%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  19-Oct-19   Estimate          1358          211         282       125
  12-Oct-19   Estimate          1356          212         282       125
  20-Oct-18     Actual          1362          230         283       134
            Dressed:
  19-Oct-19   Estimate           824          122         211        63
  12-Oct-19   Estimate           823          123         210        63
  20-Oct-18     Actual           820          134         211        67
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  05-Oct-19       47.2%        30.9%        20.1%        1.8%
  06-Oct-18       49.6%        29.3%        19.3%        1.8%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  05-Oct-19       97.6%                      2.1%                  0.2%
  06-Oct-18       97.2%                      2.4%                  0.4%

*2018 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St Joseph, MO
         816-676-7000   e-mail:  stjoe.lpgmn@ams.usda.gov
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