Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS712
St Joseph, MO          Fri Jan 11, 2019          USDA Market News
Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, January 12, 2019 was estimated at 1071.3 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 17.0 percent higher than a week ago and 3.6 percent higher
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
5.4 percent lower compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  12-Jan-19       520.3          1.2        547.1         2.7    1071.3
  05-Jan-19       430.5          0.8        482.6         2.0     915.9
   Change:         20.9%        50.0%        13.4%       35.0%     17.0%
  13-Jan-18       507.1          1.5        522.9         2.7    1034.2
   Change:          2.6%       -20.0%         4.6%        0.0%      3.6%
  2019 YTD        892.0          1.9        943.9         4.4    1842.2
  2018 YTD        962.0          2.8        977.0         4.9    1946.7
   Change:         -7.3%       -32.1%        -3.4%      -10.2%     -5.4%
(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
  12-Jan-19     626,000       10,000    2,565,000      40,000
  05-Jan-19     520,000        7,000    2,262,000      29,000
   Change:         20.4%        42.9%        13.4%       37.9%
  13-Jan-18     612,000       11,000    2,440,000      37,000
   Change:          2.3%        -9.1%         5.1%        8.1%
  2019 YTD    1,075,000       16,000    4,431,000      66,000
  2018 YTD    1,157,000       21,000    4,562,000      68,000
   Change:         -7.1%       -24.5%        -2.9%       -3.2%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  12-Jan-19   Estimate          1376          204         286       137
  05-Jan-19   Estimate          1374          205         286       136
  13-Jan-18     Actual          1382          231         287       143
            Dressed:
  12-Jan-19   Estimate           832          118         213        69
  05-Jan-19   Estimate           829          118         213        69
  13-Jan-18     Actual           831          134         214        72
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  29-Dec-18   **The USDA-NASS data used for this report is unavailable.**
  30-Dec-17       52.5%        28.6%        17.9%        1.1%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  29-Dec-18   **The USDA-NASS data used for this report is unavailable.**
  30-Dec-17       97.9%                      1.8%                  0.3%

*2018 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News Division, St Joseph, MO
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