U.S. Daily Estimated Livestock Slaughter -Urner Barry

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Due to the suspension of USDA's daily slaughter report amid the partial
U.S. federal government shutdown, the following estimates were provided by analytical market
research firm Urner Barry.

    
Averages of the analysts' estimates are rounded to nearest thousand head.        
                                               HOGS         CATTLE
 Thursday 10/17/2013 (est)                     430,000      121,000
 Week-ago slaughter (est)*                     432,000      122,000
 Year-ago slaughter (act)                      430,315      123,166
                                                            
 * Previous-week figures are from private analysts.

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