Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Sep 14, 2017    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, September 2, 2017
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         115,602    1,732    449,214    8,600     3,243       -       155 
Tuesday        117,138    2,239    450,014    9,461     2,700       -       214 
Wednesday      116,374    1,991    451,174    7,460     1,646       -       214 
Thursday       116,931    1,386    451,725    7,621     1,307       -       184 
Friday         117,138    2,909    412,195    8,446     3,649       -       151 
Saturday        39,990       61    107,750    1,264     1,365       -        33 
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Total          623,173   10,318  2,322,072   42,852    13,910       -       951 
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%Steers        53.1    %Barrows & gilts      97.3    %Lambs & yearlings  93.5
%Heifers       27.0    %Sows                  2.4    %Mature sheep        6.5
%Cows          18.0    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.9                                                            
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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, September 2, 2017
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     511.9     Cattle                 1,354           823   
                                   Steers                                 890   
                                   Heifers                                811   
                                   Cows                                   634   
                                   Bulls                                  913   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.4     Calves                   232           136   
                                                                                
Pork                     484.3     Hogs                     279           209   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      206   
                                   Sows                                   308   
                                   Boars                                  194   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            2.7     Sheep                    128            64   
                                   Mature sheep                            71   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     64   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,000.4                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, September 2, 2017
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      623,173                   
                            Steers      330,611         53.1      
                           Heifers      168,222         27.0      
                        Dairy cows       59,068          9.5      
                        Other cows       53,257          8.5      
                             Bulls       12,015          1.9      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       10,318                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,322,072                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,258,467         97.3      
                              Sows       56,075          2.4      
                             Boars        7,530          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       42,852                   
                      Mature sheep        2,789          6.5      
               Lambs and yearlings       40,063         93.5      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, September 2, 2017
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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         63,403   31,138        81.8         8,796   9,951       16.2     
Tuesday        62,326   30,493        79.2        11,592  10,508       18.9     
Wednesday      62,476   30,495        79.9        11,884   9,494       18.4     
Thursday       60,301   33,232        80.0        11,300   9,734       18.0     
Friday         63,572   30,476        80.3        11,852   9,201       18.0     
Saturday       18,533   12,388        77.3         3,644   4,369       20.0     
                                                                                
Total         330,611  168,222        80.0        59,068  53,257       18.0     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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