Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection
USDA - Fri Nov 10, 1:00PM CST
SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO           Fri Nov 10, 2017           USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, November 11, 2017 was estimated at 1044.4 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.3 percent lower than a week ago and 0.3 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
3.1 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)
   11-Nov-17       513.9          1.4         526.5          2.6    1044.4
   04-Nov-17       528.5          1.4         515.3          2.5    1047.7
    Change:         -2.8%         0.0%          2.2%         4.0%     -0.3%
   12-Nov-16       516.9          1.5         520.7          2.6    1041.7
    Change:         -0.6%        -6.7%          1.1%         0.0%      0.3%
   2017 YTD      22313.2         62.3       21824.3        112.8   44312.6
   2016 YTD      21472.2         63.3       21318.3        119.1   42972.9
    Change:          3.9%        -1.6%          2.4%        -5.3%      3.1%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.       (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2017 totals are subject to revision
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                         Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending    Cattle    Calves/Vealer      Hogs    Sheep/Lambs
   11-Nov-17     623,000       10,000     2,495,000       39,000
   04-Nov-17     642,000       10,000     2,447,000       38,000
    Change:         -3.0%         0.0%          2.0%         2.6%
   12-Nov-16     615,000       11,000     2,458,000       39,000
    Change:          1.3%        -9.1%          1.5%         0.0%
   2017 YTD   27,461,000      432,000   103,643,000    1,658,000
   2016 YTD   26,016,000      404,000   100,960,000    1,730,000
    Change:          5.6%         6.9%          2.7%        -4.2%
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                                      Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending  Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealerss    Hogs    Sheep/Lambs
   11-Nov-17   Estimate          1365           247          283       132
   04-Nov-17   Estimate          1363           245          282       131
   12-Nov-16     Actual          1386           250          284       133
             Dressed:
   11-Nov-17   Estimate           827           145          211        66
   04-Nov-17   Estimate           825           143          211        65
   12-Nov-16     Actual           843           146          212        67
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            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending     Steers      Heifers        Cows            Bulls
   28-Oct-17       52.1%        27.6%         18.6%         1.7%
   29-Oct-16       52.6%        26.8%         19.0%         1.7%

            Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending  Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                  Boars
   28-Oct-17       97.3%                       2.4%                   0.3%
   29-Oct-16       97.2%                       2.5%                   0.3%

*2016 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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