Weekly Red Meat Production Slightly Lower

July 23, 2010 03:15 PM
 

 


Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, July 24, 2010 was estimated at 912.1 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.7%lower than a week ago and 1.7% higher than a year ago.  
Cumulative meat production for the year to date was 2.2% lower 
compared to the previous year.

                        Meat Production (millions of pounds)
                             (excludes condemned)
Week Ending       Beef     Calf/Veal     Pork (2) Lamb/Mutton  Totals (3)
  24-Jul-10       511.5          2.5        395.4         2.7     912.1
  17-Jul-10       509.1          2.5        404.1         2.8     918.5
   Change:          0.5%         0.0%        -2.2%       -3.6%     -0.7%
  25-Jul-09       484.2          2.4        407.1         2.8     896.5
   Change:          5.6%         4.2%        -2.9%       -3.6%      1.7%
  2010 YTD      14316.1         72.7      12128.7        87.9   26605.4
  2009 YTD      14425.0         74.6      12620.0        90.6   27210.2
   Change:         -0.8%        -2.5%        -3.9%       -2.9%     -2.2%
(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
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                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  24-Jul-10     666,000       17,000    1,961,000      41,000
  17-Jul-10     666,000       16,000    2,002,000      42,000
   Change:          0.0%         6.3%        -2.0%       -2.4%
  25-Jul-09     622,000       18,000    2,029,000      41,000
   Change:          7.1%        -5.6%        -3.4%        0.0%
  2010 YTD   18,779,000      481,000   59,681,000   1,263,000
  2009 YTD   18,552,000      504,000   62,092,000   1,269,000
   Change:          1.2%        -4.6%        -3.9%       -0.4%
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                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  24-Jul-10   Estimate          1269          259         270       134
  17-Jul-10   Estimate          1266          265         270       135
  25-Jul-09     Actual          1285          226         268       137
            Dressed:
  24-Jul-10   Estimate           770          152         202        67
  17-Jul-10   Estimate           767          156         202        68
  25-Jul-09     Actual           782          135         201        69
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  10-Jul-10       54.0%        27.5%        17.0%        1.5%
  11-Jul-09       52.7%        28.3%        17.3%        1.7%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  10-Jul-10       96.7%                      3.0%                  0.3%
  11-Jul-09       96.4%                      3.2%                  0.4%

*2009 slaughter totals adjusted to reflect NASS revisions
Source: USDA Market News, St Joseph, MO

 

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