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Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

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SJ_LS711  **Successive reports will be released as data becomes available.** 
St. Joseph, MO    Tue Feb 19, 2019    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, January 26, 2019
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         115,938    1,117    393,834    6,954     1,440       -        152
Tuesday        116,931    2,166    473,381    9,662     2,407       -        213
Wednesday      116,149    2,732    465,967    5,440     1,364       -        356
Thursday       117,076    2,262    473,307    8,079     1,942       -        212
Friday         117,068    3,023    468,552    6,999     1,726       -        204
Saturday        24,964      109    211,687      934        64       -          -
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Total          608,126   11,409  2,486,728   38,068     8,943       -      1,137
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%Steers        48.3    %Barrows & gilts      97.3    %Lambs & yearlings  95.6
%Heifers       30.4    %Sows                  2.5    %Mature sheep        4.4
%Cows          19.9    %Boars                 0.3                              
%Bulls          1.4                                                            
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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, January 26, 2019
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     498.0     Cattle                 1,368           821   
                                   Steers                                 888   
                                   Heifers                                822   
                                   Cows                                   651   
                                   Bulls                                  878   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.4     Calves                   218           126   
                                                                                
Pork                     534.0     Hogs                     287           215   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      213   
                                   Sows                                   297   
                                   Boars                                  181   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            2.7     Sheep                    140            70   
                                   Mature sheep                            63   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     71   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,036.1                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, January 26, 2019
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      608,126                   
                            Steers      293,681         48.3      
                           Heifers      184,937         30.4      
                        Dairy cows       64,454         10.6      
                        Other cows       56,282          9.3      
                             Bulls        8,772          1.4      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total       11,409                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,486,728                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,418,813         97.3      
                              Sows       60,997          2.5      
                             Boars        6,918          0.3      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       38,068                   
                      Mature sheep        1,664          4.4      
               Lambs and yearlings       36,404         95.6      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, January 26, 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         53,548   39,803        80.5         9,923  10,896       18.0     
Tuesday        58,140   34,207        79.0        12,569  10,340       19.6     
Wednesday      52,768   37,709        77.9        12,756  11,532       20.9     
Thursday       60,734   32,621        79.7        12,182   9,699       18.7     
Friday         59,529   33,228        79.2        13,271   9,458       19.4     
Saturday        8,962    7,369        65.4         3,753   4,357       32.5     
                                                                                
Total         293,681  184,937        78.7        64,454  56,282       19.9     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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