Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS711  **Successive reports will be released as data becomes available**
St. Joseph, MO    Tue Feb 12, 2019    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, January 12, 2019
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         119,408    1,951    477,085    9,100     3,005       -        148
Tuesday        120,039    2,736    473,243    8,593     1,730       -        273
Wednesday      120,873    2,779    472,065    7,287     1,283       -        213
Thursday       120,763    1,766    477,169    7,289     2,099       -        238
Friday         118,367    2,766    474,117    6,567     1,785       -        129
Saturday        31,424      106    180,702       40        24       -          -
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Total          630,874   12,104  2,554,381   38,876     9,926       -      1,001
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%Steers        48.6    %Barrows & gilts      97.3    %Lambs & yearlings  95.2
%Heifers       29.8    %Sows                  2.4    %Mature sheep        4.8
%Cows          20.2    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.3                                                            
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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, January 12, 2019
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     514.3     Cattle                 1,364           817   
                                   Steers                                 883   
                                   Heifers                                825   
                                   Cows                                   641   
                                   Bulls                                  865   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.5     Calves                   215           124   
                                                                                
Pork                     550.7     Hogs                     288           216   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      214   
                                   Sows                                   302   
                                   Boars                                  191   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            2.7     Sheep                    138            69   
                                   Mature sheep                            66   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     69   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,069.2                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, January 12, 2019
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      630,874                   
                            Steers      306,615         48.6      
                           Heifers      188,212         29.8      
                        Dairy cows       69,768         11.1      
                        Other cows       57,932          9.2      
                             Bulls        8,347          1.3      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       12,104                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,554,381                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,484,872         97.3      
                              Sows       61,605          2.4      
                             Boars        7,904          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       38,876                   
                      Mature sheep        1,869          4.8      
               Lambs and yearlings       37,007         95.2      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, January 12, 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         56,110   39,780        80.3        10,356  11,730       18.5     
Tuesday        60,380   34,215        78.8        13,171  10,912       20.1     
Wednesday      57,341   37,022        78.1        13,896  11,039       20.6     
Thursday       61,856   34,701        80.0        12,964   9,736       18.8     
Friday         60,656   33,133        79.2        13,850   9,204       19.5     
Saturday       10,272    9,361        62.5         5,531   5,311       34.5     
                                                                                
Total         306,615  188,212        78.4        69,768  57,932       20.2     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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