Dressed Cattle and Hog Weights Steady

September 16, 2011 08:37 AM
 

Following is the Total Red Meat Production Report for the week ending Sept. 17:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, September 17, 2011 was estimated at 964.7 million lbs.
according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 13.7 percent higher than a week ago and 0.4 percent lower
than a year ago.  Cumulative meat production for the year to date was
0.5 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)
  17-Sep-11       504.1          2.4        455.5         2.7     964.7
  10-Sep-11       445.5          2.1        398.4         2.4     848.4
   Change:         13.2%        14.3%        14.3%       12.5%     13.7%
  18-Sep-10       525.9          2.6        437.0         2.7     968.2
   Change:         -4.1%        -7.7%         4.2%        0.0%     -0.4%
  2011 YTD      18432.0         89.8      15545.2       100.9   34167.9
  2010 YTD      18384.2         92.6      15403.1       109.3   33989.3
   Change:          0.3%        -3.0%         0.9%       -7.7%      0.5%
(1)Previous week estimates may be revised. Year ago data are actuals.
(2) Excludes lard.      (3) Totals may not add due to rounding.
2011 totals are subject to revision
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  17-Sep-11     653,000       17,000    2,287,000      40,000
  10-Sep-11     577,000       15,000    2,004,000      36,000
   Change:         13.2%        13.3%        14.1%       11.1%
  18-Sep-10     674,000       17,000    2,170,000      41,000
   Change:         -3.1%         0.0%         5.4%       -2.4%
  2011 YTD   23,980,000      589,000   75,870,000   1,426,000
  2010 YTD   24,014,000      617,000   76,056,000   1,595,000
   Change:         -0.1%        -4.6%        -0.2%      -10.6%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  17-Sep-11   Estimate          1274          247         267       135
  10-Sep-11   Estimate          1271          246         266       134
  18-Sep-10     Actual          1294          274         270       132
            Dressed:
  17-Sep-11   Estimate           775          146         199        68
  10-Sep-11   Estimate           775          145         199        68
  18-Sep-10     Actual           783          161         202        66
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           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  03-Sep-11       48.9%        28.8%        20.5%        1.8%
  04-Sep-10       49.4%        29.2%        19.3%        2.2%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  03-Sep-11       96.9%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  04-Sep-10       97.0%                      2.6%                  0.3%

*2010 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO

Juli says: High feed costs and keeping the pace of weight gains slow. Dressed hog weights are 3 lbs. below year-ago levels and dressed cattle weights are eight pounds below year-ago levels.

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