Hawaii Monthly Livestock Review

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Hawaii Monthly Livestock Review

June Egg Production Down 16 Percent From A Year Ago

Hawaii egg production totaled 6.9 million (19,167 cases) in June 2007, down 16 percent from June 2006. The average number of layers on hand during June 2007 was estimated at 368,000, up fractionally from May 2007 and down 17 percent from June 2006. The average rate of lay during June 2007 was 1,875 per 100 layers (62.5 percent rate of lay), up 2 percent from June 2006.

Total Cattle Marketings and Exports

June Cattle Marketings Down 30 Percent From 2006

Total cattle marketings for June 2007 is estimated at 4,000 head, down 30 percent from June 2006. Cumulative cattle marketings for the first six months of 2007 totaled 27,900 head, down 7 percent from the same period a year ago.

Exports down 38 percent from year ago

Exports of steers and heifers totaled 3,000 head in June 2007, down 38 percent from a year ago. Exports of steers totaled 1,800 head during June 2007, down 33 percent compared to a year ago. Total export of heifers also declined in June 2007 compared to a year ago at 1,200 head, a 43 percent decrease. Cumulative exports of steers and heifers through June 2007 totaled 22,500 head, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Cumulative exports of steers for 2007 stands at 13,300 head, down 7 percent from 2006. Exports of heifers showed a larger decrease through the first six months of 2007 at 9,200 head or down 12 percent from a year ago. Exports of other classes of cattle were not included.

Average live weight up 4 percent

The average live weight of steers and heifers exported from Hawaii in June 2007 was 428 pounds, up 4 percent from June 2006?s average live weight of 413 pounds.

Cattle and Hogs Commercial Slaughter

Commercial Beef Production Up 6 Percent

Hawaii commercial beef production (local slaughter) during June 2007 totaled 557,000 pounds, up 6 percent from June 2006. Cumulative beef production (local slaughter) through June 2007 totaled 3.2 million pounds, up 7 percent from a year ago. Commercial kill totaled 900 head in June, unchanged from June 2006. Average live weight per head was 1,069 pounds in June 2007, up 3 percent from the average live weight per head in June 2006.

Commercial Pork Production Down 20 Percent

Hawaii commercial pork production during June 2007 totaled 296,000 pounds, down 20 percent from June 2006. Cumulative pork production for the first half of 2007 totaled 1.7 million pounds, down 10 percent from a year ago. Total hog kill was 1,900 head in June 2007, down 14 percent from a year ago. Average live weight per head was 207 pounds in June 2007, down 8 percent from the 226-pound average a year ago.

Milk Cows and Milk Production

June Milk Production Down 43 Percent From Year Ago

Hawaii?s dairy cows produced 2.8 million pounds of milk in June 2007, down 43 percent from a year ago. One Oahu dairy made its final delivery and closed operations in early June. Cumulative milk production for the first half of 2007 totaled 21.7 million pounds, down 28 percent from the same period in 2006.

June?s Cow Herd 2006 2007 Down 37 Percent From Year Ago

Hawaii?s cow herd, both dry and milking, numbered 2,700 head in June 2007, down 16 percent from May 2007 and down 37 percent from June 2006. Average milk per cow is estimated at 1,080 pounds for June 2007, down 5 percent from last June?s average of 1,140 pounds per cow.

Average Farm Prices

June Livestock Prices Mixed Compared To Year-ago Averages Steers and heifers

The average dress weight farm price for steers and heifers is estimated at 99.0 cents per pound for June 2007, unchanged from May 2007 and a year ago.

Cows

The average dress weight farm price for cows is estimated at 55.5 cents per pound in June 2007, up 1 percent from May. Compared to a year ago, the average dress weight farm price for cows was 2.5 cents per pound higher in June 2007.

Market hogs

The average dress weight farm price for market hogs is estimated at $1.17 per pound for June 2007, unchanged from May 2007. Compared to a year ago, the dressed weight for market hogs was down 11 percent this June.

Milk

The average farm price for milk was $27.70 per hundredweight during June 2007, up 1 percent from May 2007. Compared to a year ago, the June 2007 average farm price for milk was 12 percent higher.

Eggs

The average farm price for a dozen eggs was $1.04 in June 2007, down 7 percent from May 2007. Compared to a year ago, the average farm price for a dozen eggs was up 7 percent in June.

U.S. Livestock Roundup

NASS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.03 billion pounds in June, down 3 percent from the 4.14 billion pounds produced in June 2006.

Beef production, at 2.35 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.08 million head, down 3 percent from June 2006. The average live weight was down 14 pounds from the previous year, at 1,250 pounds.

Veal production totaled 11.2 million pounds, 10 percent below June a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 61,100 head, up 4 percent from June 2006. The average live weight was down 45 pounds from last year, at 308 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.65 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the previous year. Hog kill totaled 8.30 million head, down 1 percent from June 2006. The average live weight was unchanged from the previous year, at 267 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 13.7 million pounds, was down 5 percent from June 2006. Sheep slaughter totaled 200,400 head, 5 percent below last year. The average live weight was 137 pounds, up 2 pounds from June a year ago.

U.S. egg production totaled 7.36 billion during June 2007, down 1 percent from last year. Production included 6.24 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.05 billion were broiler-type and 65 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during June 2007 averaged 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. June egg production per 100 layers was 2,169 eggs, up slightly from June 2006. All layers in the U.S. on July 1, 2007 totaled 339 million, down 1 percent from last year. The 339 million layers consisted of 279 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 57.0 million layers producing broilertype hatching eggs, and 2.75 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2007, averaged 72.0 eggs per 100 layers, down 1 percent from July 1, 2006.

ERS

Cattle/Beef: Cow slaughter continues at a heavy pace, due in part to dry pasture and range conditions in the Southeast, Southwest, and, increasingly, parts of the Corn Belt. Corn prices declined following the National Agricultural Statistics Service?s June 29, 2007 Acreage report that corn-planted acreage in 2007 is 19 percent higher than 2006 acreage.

Hogs and Pork: Second-half 2007 pork exports will likely be lower than a year ago. In 2008, lower pork prices from increased U.S. supplies and stronger economic growth in Mexico are expected to bring about resumed, moderate export growth. U.S. exports in 2008 are expected to be about 3.1 billion pounds, slightly more than 3 percent above exports this year. Lower second-half exports this year and larger supplies are expected to keep hog prices about even with secondhalf prices of 2006. Third-quarter 2007 prices for 51-52 percent live equivalent hogs are expected to range between $51 and $53 per hundredweight (cwt), close to third-quarter prices a year ago. Fourth-quarter prices are expected to range between $45 and $49 per cwt, a little higher than fourth-quarter 2006.

Dairy: High milk and dairy product prices and lowerthan- expected feed prices should boost production enough this year to limit further price rises. Prices could ease slightly in 2008. The higher production forecast in 2007 comes from higher cow numbers, as yield growth appears below trend.

Poultry: With the strengthening in broiler prices, growers have gradually expanded production. Broiler meat production in the second quarter is expected to be down slightly from the previous year, but it is expected to be higher in the third and fourth quarters of 2007. Whole turkey prices continue to be considerably above year-earlier levels, as stocks of whole birds are lower.

Sheep and Lamb: Improved pasture conditions in the plains States should contribute to producers withholding animals for herd rebuilding. This will contribute to further declines in lamb and mutton production, as well as a drop in lamb and mutton exports and live sheep exports. Despite lower production and tight supplies, producer price response for 2007 has been negligible.

Aquaculture: On June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was initiating an import alert for certain species of farmed seafood from China. The alert was in response to numerous cases of contamination. The five species listed were eel, shrimp, catfish, basa (a species similar to catfish), and dace, which is similar to carp.

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