Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection
SJ_LS711
St. Joseph, MO    Thu Oct 29, 2020    USDA Market News Service

Actual Slaughter Under Federal Inspection

             Federally Inspected Slaughter By Species and Day - U.S.          
                      Week Ending Saturday, October 17, 2020
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  Day        Cattle    Calves     Hogs      Sheep     Goats    Equine   Bison 1/
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Monday         117,548     812     473,534    5,360     1,496       -        158
Tuesday        121,603   2,076     493,182    9,081     2,440       -        310
Wednesday      121,187   2,017     491,485    6,192     1,861       -        218
Thursday       118,866   1,361     481,755    7,429     2,308       -        178
Friday         116,246   2,037     482,291    4,161     1,682       -        369
Saturday        63,164      13     263,060       64        80       -         32
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Total          658,614   8,316   2,685,307   32,287     9,867       -      1,265
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%Steers        47.7    %Barrows & gilts      97.6    %Lambs & yearlings  94.1
%Heifers       31.6    %Sows                  2.2    %Mature sheep        5.9
%Cows          19.1    %Boars                 0.2                              
%Bulls          1.7                                                            
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-  Represents zero.                                                             
1/ Bison are not covered under the Meat Inspection Act, and therefore do not req
   inspection.  Numbers refer to the amount killed in Federally Inspected plants 
   Inspected, and are not necessarily inspected.                                
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              Meat Production, Live Weight and Dressed Weight - U.S.          
                      Week Ending  Saturday, October 17, 2020
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   Production                     Species and class  Live weight  Dressed Weight
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                    million pounds                        pounds         pounds 
                                                                                
Beef                     555.3     Cattle                 1,388           845   
                                   Steers                                 929   
                                   Heifers                                850   
                                   Cows                                   622   
                                   Bulls                                  872   
                                                                                
Calves and veal            1.2     Calves                   247           144   
                                                                                
Pork                     580.2     Hogs                     290           216   
                                   Barrows and gilts                      214   
                                   Sows                                   303   
                                   Boars                                  197   
                                                                                
Lamb and mutton            1.9     Sheep                    119            60   
                                   Mature sheep                            65   
                                   Lambs and yearlings                     60   
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Total meat                                                                      
   production          1,138.6                                                  
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  Federally Inspected Slaughter Head & Percentage by Class - U.S.
               Week Ending  Saturday, October 17, 2020
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                                      Number of        Percent    
              Species                   head          of total    
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Cattle                       Total      658,614                   
                            Steers      314,021         47.7      
                           Heifers      207,913         31.6      
                        Dairy cows       57,833          8.8      
                        Other cows       67,902         10.3      
                             Bulls       10,945          1.7      
                                                                  
Calves                       Total        8,316                   
                                                                  
Hogs                         Total    2,685,307                   
                 Barrows and gilts    2,621,097         97.6      
                              Sows       58,923          2.2      
                             Boars        5,287          0.2      
                                                                  
Sheep                        Total       32,287                   
                      Mature sheep        1,891          5.9      
               Lambs and yearlings       30,396         94.1      
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               Federally Inspected Slaughter Cattle by Class - U.S.          
                        Week Ending  Saturday, October 17, 2020
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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         53,947   40,211        80.1         8,459  12,772       18.1     
Tuesday        59,649   36,064        78.7        10,790  13,047       19.6     
Wednesday      54,511   40,020        78.0        11,437  13,365       20.5     
Thursday       59,554   34,681        79.3        11,089  11,372       18.9     
Friday         57,743   33,544        78.5        11,081  11,866       19.7     
Saturday       28,617   23,393        82.3         4,977   5,480       16.6     
                                                                                
Total         314,021  207,913        79.2        57,833  67,902       19.1     
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Source:  USDA Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News, St Joseph, MO
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