Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Jun 14, 2018    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, June 2, 2018
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday           4,145     239       1,596    1,089       806       -         - 
Tuesday        118,031   2,465     426,859    9,475     2,440       -       219 
Wednesday      118,024   1,972     465,431    8,130     1,828       -       207 
Thursday       119,381   1,662     465,637    7,858     1,904       -       242 
Friday         119,826   2,686     451,304    6,338     1,615       -       181 
Saturday       105,326      52     222,775        3        30       -         - 
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Total          584,733   9,076   2,033,602   32,893     8,623       -       849 
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%Steers        53.5    %Barrows & gilts      97.2    %Lambs & yearlings  94.7
%Heifers       26.8    %Sows                  2.5    %Mature sheep        5.3
%Cows          18.0    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.7                                                            
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-  Represents zero.                                                             
1/ Bison are not covered under the Meat Inspection Act, and therefore do not   
   require inspection.  Numbers refer to the amount killed in Federally  
   Inspected Plants, and are not necessarily inspected.                         
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              Meat Production, Live Weight and Dressed Weight - U.S.          
                      Week Ending  Saturday, June 2, 2018
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                    464.7      Cattle                 1,314           796   
                                   Steers                                 851   
                                   Heifers                                786   
                                   Cows                                   637   
                                   Bulls                                  914   
                                                                                
Calves and veal           1.2      Calves                   227           133   
                                                                                
Pork                    431.0      Hogs                     283           212   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      210   
                                   Sows                                   308   
                                   Boars                                  201   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton           2.3      Sheep                    138            69   
                                   Mature sheep                            65   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     69   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production           899.2                                                   
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, June 2, 2018
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      584,733                   
                            Steers      312,778         53.5      
                           Heifers      156,803         26.8      
                        Dairy cows       48,951          8.4      
                        Other cows       56,076          9.6      
                             Bulls       10,125          1.7      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total        9,076                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,033,602                   
                 Barrows and gilts    1,977,267         97.2      
                              Sows       50,683          2.5      
                             Boars        5,652          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       32,893                   
                      Mature sheep        1,757          5.3      
               Lambs and yearlings       31,136         94.7      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, June 2, 2018
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                                  Number of head slaughtered                    
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 Day                            Steers & heifers                  Dairy & other 
  of                                 as % of       Dairy   Other     as % of    
 week          Steers  Heifers       cattle        cows    cows       cattle    
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Monday            789      562        32.6         1,474   1,042       60.7     
Tuesday        62,498   32,094        80.1         9,942  11,321       18.0     
Wednesday      65,141   27,763        78.7        10,651  12,569       19.7     
Thursday       62,971   30,977        78.7        10,485  12,641       19.4     
Friday         60,922   35,026        80.1        11,471  10,435       18.3     
Saturday       60,457   30,381        86.2         4,928   8,068       12.3     
                                                                                
Total         312,778  156,803        80.3        48,951  56,076       18.0     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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