Aug. 20 Weekly Red Meat Production Higher

August 20, 2010 09:09 AM
 

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 Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection       Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, August 21, 2010 was estimated at 936.4 million lbs. according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service. This was 2.5 percent higher than a week ago and 3.6 percent lower than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 2.3 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)   21-Aug-10       515.8          2.4        415.6         2.6     936.4   14-Aug-10       495.5          2.4        413.2         2.7     913.8    Change:          4.1%         0.0%         0.6%       -3.7%      2.5%   22-Aug-09       518.2          2.5        447.3         3.1     971.1    Change:         -0.5%        -4.0%        -7.1%      -16.1%     -3.6%   2010 YTD      16344.3         82.4      13739.4        98.7   30264.8   2009 YTD      16443.3         84.1      14358.5       102.6   30988.5    Change:         -0.6%        -2.0%        -4.3%       -3.8%     -2.3% (1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals. (2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding. 2010 totals are subject to revision ------------------------------------------------------------------------                         Livestock Slaughter (head) Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs   21-Aug-10     667,000       17,000    2,073,000      39,000   14-Aug-10     643,000       17,000    2,056,000      41,000    Change:          3.7%         0.0%         0.8%       -4.9%   22-Aug-09     658,000       19,000    2,233,000      46,000    Change:          1.4%       -10.5%        -7.2%      -15.2%   2010 YTD   21,395,000      552,000   67,723,000   1,425,000   2009 YTD   21,118,000      575,000   70,768,000   1,445,000    Change:          1.3%        -4.0%        -4.3%       -1.4% ------------------------------------------------------------------------                                      Average Weights (lbs) Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs   21-Aug-10   Estimate          1278          244         268       133   14-Aug-10   Estimate          1276          247         269       135   22-Aug-09     Actual          1297          229         268       134             Dressed:   21-Aug-10   Estimate           775          144         200        67   14-Aug-10   Estimate           773          146         201        67   22-Aug-09     Actual           790          136         201        67 ------------------------------------------------------------------------            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls   07-Aug-10       51.2%        29.5%        17.6%        1.7%   08-Aug-09       51.7%        28.7%        17.7%        1.9%             Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars   07-Aug-10       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%   08-Aug-09       96.7%                      2.9%                  0.4%  *2009 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO 

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