Weekly Red Meat Production Up Slightly

August 6, 2010 08:37 AM
 

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Estimated Weekly Meat Production Under Federal Inspection

     Total red meat production under Federal inspection for the week
ending Saturday, Aug. 07, 2010 was estimated at 906.1 million lbs.
according to the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Marketing Service.
This was 0.5% higher than a week ago and 1.4% lower 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)
  07-Aug-10       504.6          2.4        396.5         2.6     906.1
  31-Jul-10       503.4          2.5        392.9         2.8     901.6
   Change:          0.2%        -4.0%         0.9%       -7.1%      0.5%
  08-Aug-09       491.5          2.3        421.8         2.9     918.5
   Change:          2.7%         4.3%        -6.0%      -10.3%     -1.4%
  2010 YTD      15328.4         77.6      12915.7        93.4   28415.1
  2009 YTD      15417.2         79.2      13463.5        96.4   29056.3
   Change:         -0.6%        -2.0%        -4.1%       -3.1%     -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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Livestock Slaughter (head)
Week Ending   Cattle    Calves/Vealers     Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  07-Aug-10     654,000       17,000    1,966,000      39,000
  31-Jul-10     654,000       17,000    1,949,000      42,000
   Change:          0.0%         0.0%         0.9%       -7.1%
  08-Aug-09     625,000       17,000    2,100,000      42,000
   Change:          4.6%         0.0%        -6.4%       -7.1%
  2010 YTD   20,085,000      517,000   63,592,000   1,344,000
  2009 YTD   19,816,000      538,000   66,296,000   1,353,000
   Change:          1.4%        -3.9%        -4.1%       -0.7%
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Average Weights (lbs)
Week Ending Live:          Cattle    Calves/Vealers    Hogs   Sheep/Lambs
  07-Aug-10   Estimate          1275          245         270       134
  31-Jul-10   Estimate          1272          242         270       134
  08-Aug-09     Actual          1292          231         268       137
            Dressed:
  07-Aug-10   Estimate           774          145         202        67
  31-Jul-10   Estimate           772          148         202        67
  08-Aug-09     Actual           788          138         201        69
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Percentage of Total Cattle Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending    Steers      Heifers        Cows           Bulls
  24-Jul-10       51.7%        28.3%        18.3%        1.7%
  25-Jul-09       51.0%        28.1%        18.5%        1.9%

           Percentage of Total Hogs Slaughtered by Class
Week Ending Barrows & Gilts                 Sows                 Boars
  24-Jul-10       96.8%                      2.8%                  0.3%
  25-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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