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Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Apr 18, 2019    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, April 6, 2019
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         117,773   1,699     474,791    9,731     2,536       -        140
Tuesday        122,055   2,225     475,169    8,794     1,760       -        230
Wednesday      122,431   2,068     482,010    7,683     1,453       -        272
Thursday       120,455   1,574     470,441    7,744     2,092       -        257
Friday         106,894   2,170     420,286    8,018     1,780       -        180
Saturday        37,102     155     141,306    2,027       130       -          -
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Total          626,710   9,891   2,464,003   43,997     9,751       -      1,079
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%Steers        48.7    %Barrows & gilts      97.2    %Lambs & yearlings  95.2
%Heifers       28.9    %Sows                  2.4    %Mature sheep        4.8
%Cows          20.6    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.8                                                            
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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, April 6, 2019
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     503.0     Cattle                 1,339           804   
                                   Steers                                 865   
                                   Heifers                                804   
                                   Cows                                   654   
                                   Bulls                                  885   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.4     Calves                   239           139   
                                                                                
Pork                     528.5     Hogs                     287           215   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      212   
                                   Sows                                   308   
                                   Boars                                  193   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            3.1     Sheep                    142            71   
                                   Mature sheep                            63   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     72   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,036.0                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, April 6, 2019
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      626,710                   
                            Steers      305,216         48.7      
                           Heifers      181,239         28.9      
                        Dairy cows       66,116         10.5      
                        Other cows       62,945         10.0      
                             Bulls       11,194          1.8      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total        9,891                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,464,003                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,395,359         97.2      
                              Sows       60,320          2.4      
                             Boars        8,324          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       43,997                   
                      Mature sheep        2,109          4.8      
               Lambs and yearlings       41,888         95.2      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, April 6, 2019
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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         52,503   38,916        77.6        10,310  13,675       20.4     
Tuesday        62,277   33,445        78.4        12,606  11,485       19.7     
Wednesday      58,631   36,616        77.8        13,226  12,086       20.7     
Thursday       63,480   31,077        78.5        12,897  10,924       19.8     
Friday         54,109   28,828        77.6        12,692   9,493       20.8     
Saturday       14,216   12,357        71.6         4,385   5,282       26.1     
                                                                                
Total         305,216  181,239        77.6        66,116  62,945       20.6     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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