Weekly Red Meat Production Moves Lower

13:37PM Sep 03, 2010

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 Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection       Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week ending Saturday, September 04, 2010 was estimated at 946.7 million lbs. according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service. This was 0.6% lower than a week ago and 3.5% lower than a year ago.   Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 2.3% lower  compared to the previous year.                          Meat Production (millions of pounds)                              (excludes condemned) Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)   04-Sep-10       518.9          2.4        422.8         2.6     946.7   28-Aug-10       525.3          2.4        421.9         2.6     952.2    Change:         -1.2%         0.0%         0.2%        0.0%     -0.6%   05-Sep-09       521.1          2.6        454.7         3.0     981.4    Change:         -0.4%        -7.7%        -7.0%      -13.3%     -3.5%   2010 YTD      17396.5         87.3      14578.5       104.0   32166.3   2009 YTD      17482.2         89.1      15254.6       108.5   32934.4    Change:         -0.5%        -2.0%        -4.4%       -4.1%     -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   04-Sep-10     669,000       17,000    2,117,000      40,000   28-Aug-10     678,000       17,000    2,110,000      40,000    Change:         -1.3%         0.0%         0.3%        0.0%   05-Sep-09     662,000       18,000    2,268,000      46,000    Change:          1.1%        -5.6%        -6.7%      -13.0%   2010 YTD   22,744,000      586,000   71,944,000   1,509,000   2009 YTD   22,439,000      611,000   75,238,000   1,534,000    Change:          1.4%        -4.2%        -4.4%       -1.6% ------------------------------------------------------------------------                                      Average Weights (lbs) Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs   04-Sep-10   Estimate          1279          245         267       129   28-Aug-10   Estimate          1280          247         268       131   05-Sep-09     Actual          1302          238         269       132             Dressed:   04-Sep-10   Estimate           778          144         200        65   28-Aug-10   Estimate           777          146         200        66   05-Sep-09     Actual           790          141         201        67 ------------------------------------------------------------------------            Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls   21-Aug-10       49.0%        31.6%        17.5%        1.9%   22-Aug-09       51.3%        28.5%        18.4%        1.8%             Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars   21-Aug-10       97.0%                      2.7%                  0.3%   22-Aug-09       96.5%                      3.2%                  0.4%  *2009 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO 

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