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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.


Vol. 30, No. 58


Week ended September 15


Livestock Market Reviews ."%
Livestock Market Receipts .
Feeder Statistics . .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .

Steer Sale Statistics . .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .


Cattle Prices . .. *
Hog Prices . "
Hog Purchase Statistics .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .

Wool Market Review *. .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .


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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES,


Slaughter steers and heifers sold 500 to
$1.50 lower under the influence of sharp down-
turns in the carlot beef trade and increased
slaughter supplies. The number steers and
heifers sold out of first hands for slaughter
at the seven markets totaled 114,700 head,
little different than a year ago, but of this
total, heifers numbered 37,500 the largest
since October 1959. Slaughter cows were strong
to 500 higher. Feeder cattle and calves were
generally steady to strong. Barrows and gilts
sold 500 to $1.25 lower. Spring slaughter
lambs sold steady to 500 higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Materially
increased receipts along with sharp price de-
clines for steer and heifer beef at the whole-
sale level prompted a very bearish demand for
steers and heifers in the live trade. Slaugh-
ter steers and heifers were 500-$1.50 lower at
most points, all weights and grades showing
the decline. Cows sold strong to 50# higher,
except $1.00-1.50 higher at Omaha. Bulls were
strong to 500 higher and vealers at St. Paul
and St. Louis steady to $1.00 higher. Bulk of
the slaughter steer and heifer supply Good and
Choice with Prime making up only 8 percent of
the slaughter steers in Chicago, smallest in
seven weeks. Receipts again included a large
showing of steers weighing under 1150# and the
average weight of all steers at most points con-
tinued well under a year ago. In fact, the


pasture conditions in many areas have tended to
defer marketing and, along with this, very ex-
tensive range contracting has reduced the num-
bers which will be sold at terminal markets.
Over-all quality of supplies showed seasonal im-
provement. Not only did a greater percentage
grade Choice than in other recent weeks but a
larger proportion were in the upper half of the
grade. At mid-west markets prices were steady
to strong and at Omaha ruled steady to 500
higher. Meanwhile, at Chicago, Wichita and
Oklahoma City prices were steady to 500 lower.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
largely $23.50-27.00. Few loads Choice 800-9251
$27.50-28.00, several loads 900-925# included
at $27.75-28.00. Choice 1084# $25.50, three
loads Choice 1117# North Dakota feeder steers
$27.00. Good and Choice 550-750# $24.00-29.00,
load Choice 675# $30.00 and moderate number
Choice 550-65Q0# $29.50-31.00. Choice and Fancy
574# reached $32.50. Medium 550-750# bulked
$20.00-25.50.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-750#
$22.50-27.00; few loads 575-650# $27.50 and
several loads 531-575# $28.00-28.25. Choice
fleshy 800# at $25.75.
Feeder calves: Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy 3550-550,# steers $29.00-34.50, majority_
$530.00-33.50; Good and mixed Good and Choice
$25.00-30.00. Good and Choice 3500-500# heifers
$23.00-30.00, few loads $50.50-31.00.


average weight of steers at Chicago was 1111#, HOGS Terminal Markets Barrow, gilt and
the lightest for any week since March 1958. sow prices charted a downward trend in complete:
Cows comprised 9 percent of the supply at the contrast to the previous week's sharp rise. Tle
12 markets, main factor influencing this reversal was a 55
Slaughter steers: In Chicago around a percent increase in the 12 market supply in re-
dozen loads Prime 1175-1350# brought $33.50- nation to the Labor Day shortened week. The
34.00, one load 1316# at $34.00, bulk high- supply was 9 percent less than a year ago. For
Choice and Prime 1150-1425# brought $30.50- the week barrows and gilts sold 50#-$1.25 lower,
33.00. At other points high-Choice and Prime mostly $1.00 lower. Sows were 250-$1.00 lower,
1150-1450# $30.25-32.00. Most Choice 900-1350# mostly 750 off. The principle exception was St.
sold from $27.50-31.00; Good $24.50-28.00; Louis with a steady to strong trend on barrows
Standard and low-Good $22.00-25.00. and gilts and a 25-500 advance on sows. Sows
Slaughter heifers: Loadlots high-Choice made up about 15 percent of the eight market
and mixed Choice and Prime 900-1025# brought receipts.
$28.25-29.25; bulk Choice $25.50-28.00; Good Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 200-24C#
$22.50-26.00; Standard and low-Good $20.50- closed at $18.75-19.25, excluding St. Louis
23.50. at $19.40-19.65. No. 1-3, 190-260# $18.50-
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial 19.00, St. Louis $19.25-19.50.
brought $15.00-17.00, few to $17.50; Canner Sows: U. S. No. 1-3, 270-400# $16.25-
and Cutter $12.00-15.50. 17.80, selected lots U. S. 1-2, 250-300# $17.7$-
18.00. No. 2-3, 400-550# $15.50-16.50.
FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES The movement Feeder pigs were off 500 at St. Paul with
of feeder cattle and calves from range and Choice 120-160# selling at $17.50-18.00. Sioux
pasture to market was accelerated and supplies City was steady to 250 lower with Good and
at terminal markets were materially larger than Choice 130-16Q# at $15.50-17.00,
the previous week when marketing were inter- Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
erupted by a Monday holiday. However, the ex- No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
pension in marketing was moderate in comparison and gilts was $1.09 per cwt. based on wholesale
with previous years. Continued favorable carlot prices of fregb pork cuts at Chicago








September 6 to September 12, 1962 inclusive.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
hog receipts totaled 265,000 compared with
155,000 in the holiday shortened period last
week and 336,000 a year ago. Prices moved
generally downward following the substantial
advance in the preceding week. Barrows and
gilts were 35-60# lower, mostly 500 lower;
sows 25-50# lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, most U. S.
1-3, 200-240# $17.50-18.15, few No. 1-2 $18.00-
18.40.
Sows: U. S. 1-3 270-400# $15.25-17.00,
few No. 1-2 270-500# $17.00-17.40; No. 2-3
400-550# mainly $13.75-15.75.
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
112,500, compared 80,600 last week and
109,200 a year ago. Demand fair. Barrows and
gilts sold 25-85# lower, mostly 50# off. Sows
were steady to 500 lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
200-240# $18.00-18.75; mostly $18.25-18.50,
some northwest areas $17.75-18.00; sorted No.
1-2 205-255# $18.75-19.00, sorted No. 1 aver-
aging 225# $19.10.
Sows: U. S. 1-3 250-350# $16.00-17.00,


with previous Friday. Slaughter ewes steady.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice, few Prime
80-110#, some No. 1 and 2 pelt shorn, delivered
to packing plants $19.00-20.00, some to $20.50
at mid-week. Few consignments Choice and Prime
90-105# with over-night stand $20.50-22.00.
Good and Choice $18.00-19.50.
Slaughter ewes: Shorn, Cull to Good $5.00-
5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers active, steady to 25#,
instances 500 higher; slaughter heifers moder-
ately active, strong. Feeder cattle and calves
moderately active, fully steady. Spring slaugh-
ter lambs strong to 500 higher; feeder lambs
steady.
Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
50 Choice 1150# $28.50, 15,300 Choice 950-1500#
$26.00-28.00 current through October; Good 875-
1150# $24.25-25.25 current through October.
2,750 mostly Standard, 900-1025# $22.50-24.50.
Utah, 180 mostly Choice 1000-1150# $25.75-
26.75.


few No. 1-2 280-5530# $17.25-17.75. No. 1-3 Slaughter heifers: California and Arizona,
550-450# $15.25-16.25. No. 2-3 450-550# 180 Choice, few Prime 945-950# $26.50; 3,750
$14.25-15.25. No. 2-3 550-6001# $135.25-14.25. Good and Choice 800-1000#$24.75-26.00 current
through October. Utah, 240 Choice 850-925#
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 mar- $25.25. Unless otherwise stated, all above
kets at 125,000 compared with 84,000 during sales net weight f.o.b. lot after 4 or 5 percent
the previous holiday week and 151,000 a year shrink, with immediate delivery.
ago. Higher dressed prices offset the bearish Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 1,050
factor of increased receipts early in the week. Choice 580-700# $25.00-26.25; 2,100 Good and
However, the influence of increased numbers be- Choice 600-690# $23.50-24.75 current through
came evident toward the close. Spring slaugh- October 15; 200 mostly Good, 650# $22.75; 350
ter lambs sold steady to 500 higher for the Medium 575-750# $21.00 with 4 percent shrink.
week at most midwest points, but were 500 low- Heifers: 270 Choice and Choice and Fancy 400-
er at St. Paul and 500-$1.00 lower at Indian- 460# $26.00-28.00; 825 Good and Choice 575-75Q0
apolis. At Denver, which received 47 percent $22.90-25.50. Mixed steers and heifers: 150
of the 12 market total, closing sales were Choice 350# steers $29.00, heifers $27.00;
$1.00-1.50 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady 1,550 mostly Choice 400-525#/ steers $26.00-27.00,
to 500 higher, feeder lambs mostly steady. 375-500,# heifers $24.00-25.00 current to Novem-
Spring slaughter lambs: Most Choice and ber 1 delivery. Unless otherwise specified, all
Prime 80-113# $20.50-23.00, late $22.00 down; feeder cattle 0 to 3 percent shrink. Usually
Choice to mostly Prime at few markets $25.00- no shrink on calves.
25.50, mixed Good and Choice 75-122# $18.50- Spring slaughter lambs: California, 350
21.50. Choice, few Prime 100# No. 2 pelts $20.75 with
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime 5 percent shrink; 2,800 Choice, Prime 95-105#
80-95# No. 1-5 pelts $19.50-22.25, few $25.00- with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $20.50. Normal
23.50. Mixed Good and Choice 75-105# $18.00- shrink on slaughter lambs 4 percent.
22.00. Feeder lambs: Utah, 6,700 Choice and
Slaughter ewes: Shorn, Cull to Good $35.50- Fancy 70-80# $17.50-19.00. All. feeder lambs
6.00, few $6.10-6.75. overnight stand or weighed off trucks after
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 55-85# haul with no shrink.
westerns $17.00-20.00, Choice and Fancy natives
$15.50-18.00, Good and Choice 40-75# $13.00- COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
17.50. AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Slaughter steers sold


Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area
sheep and lamb receipts totaled 13,000 head,
compared with 8,900 the holiday shortened period
last week and 14,200 a year ago. Price advances
of 25-50# on spring slaughter lambs early in
week were lost late and closing sales steady


500-$1.00 lower, while slaughter heifers were
25-500 lower. Feeders steady.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 325 average-
Choice 1050-1175# $29.00; 3,800 mostly Choice
1075-1175# $27.50-28.75.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 5,700 mostly








Choice 850-1015# $26.25-27.15. All slaughter
steers and heifers sold with 4 percent shrink
delivered to packing plants.
Feeder cattle: Kansas, mostly Choice
700-850# steers $23.50-26.00. Choice 585-645#
heifers $24.00-24.75. Choice 425-475# steer
calves $30.50-31.50. Nebraska: Choice and
Fancy, mostly Choice, 675-750,# steers $27.00-
28.00, October delivery. Few Choice 975-1075#
steers $25.50-26.00. Choice 600-700# heifers
$25.75-26.00. Few loads Choice and Fancy steers
550-650.# 29.50-32.00. Choice and Choice and
Fancy 425-475- steer calves $31.50-34.00.
Colorado, Choice 690-890,4 steers $25.25-25.50.
Good to mostly Choice 615-675r# heifers $23.50-
24.50. Choice 375-4251 steers $28.50-32.00,
Good and Choice $27.00-28.50; few Choice 350-
401/ heifers $27.00-29.00. All sales none to
3 percent shrink.
Sheep and lambs: Sales confirmed on 75,000
head at mostly steady prices, and bulk sales
confirmed early in veek. Colorado, Choice and
Prime 92-102# spring range slaughter lambs
$23.00-23.25 delivered and weighed at packing
plantor $20.50-21.50 f.o.b. weighing point.
Choice and Fancy 50-78#1 feeder lambs, $18.00-
18.50, f.o.b. weighing point.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers, feeders and feeder calves
steady. Slaughter lambs and feeder lambs
moderately active, steady.
Slaughter cattle: Steers 9 loads Choice
975-1150# $27.00-27.25; mixed Good and Choice
875-1100# $25.50-27.00; Good 850-1075,# $24.00-
26.00. Heifers, 13 loads mostly Choice 750-
950.? $25.50-26.50; Good 650-900? $24.00-25.50;
Standard and Good $23.25-24.25. Prices for
slaughter steers and heifers based on net
weight after 4 percent shrink unless stated
otherwise.
Feeders 1,150 Good and Choice 550-675#
steers $24.00-25.00; 1,200 Medium and mostly
Good 625-700# steers $22.25-23.50; 1,700 Medium
and mostly Good 3540-4355# heifers $22.90-23.90;
325 Good and Choice 500-375# calves, steers
$'31.00, heifers $29.00; 200 Good and Choice
450-475,# calves, steers $29.00-31.00, heifers
$27.00-29.00. Feeder cattle and calves none to
4 percent shrink, most calves 3 percent; de-
livery within 10 days unless stated otherwise.
Sheep and lambs: Slaughter lambs, 120
Choice 95. spring lambs $20.00; 1,100 Good and
Choice $19.00; 900 Good and Choice wooled
$18.00-19.00; 1,500 Good and Choice No. 1-2
pelts $19.00; 4,000 Cull to Good slaughter ewes
No. 1 to fall shorn pelts $4.00-6.00.
Feeders: 4,200 mostly Choice 75-91)J
25-55 percent fats $17.00; 7,000 Good and
Choice 68-75#/ $15.00-15.50.
Amarillo Area All cattle prices steady
to strong. Most sales feeder cattle 3 percent
shrink, f.o.b. ranch.
Slaughter cattle: 380 Good and Choice
950-1"I'-. steers $27.00. 475 mostly Choice


900-960# heifers $26.50-27.00; 465 700-900#
$24.00-25.50; October delivery.
Feeders: Immediate to October 1 delivery:
1,625 Choice, few Fancy 650-750# steers $26.00-
26.50; 165 Choice 850-900# $24.40; 300 Choice
and Fancy 900-950# $25.50. October delivery:
350 Choice 650-700? heifers $24.00. 48 Choice
and Fancy 406# mixed steers and heifers $50.00;
October delivery: 675 Choice 425-440# steers
$30.00, heifers $28.00; 240 Choice 375#
heifers $28.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter cattle
fairly active in Washington but slow in Oregon,
prices steady. Feeder cattle and calves fairly
active, steady. Spring slaughter lambs steady.
Slaughter cattle: Most sales f.o.b. feed-
lot with 4 percent shrink. Steers, Good to
mostly Choice 1050-1100# $27.00-28.00. 150
Standard and Good 1075-1125# $23.50. Heifers,
Good to mostly Choice 850-925# $25.50-26.50.
Bulk slaughter cattle for September-October
delivery.
Feeder cattle and calves: Usually f.o.b.
ranch or loading point with 4 percent shrink.
Good and Choice 500-750# steers $24.00-25.25,
Good and Choice 620-700# heifers $22.00-23.00.
For October, Good to mostly Choice 400-550#
calves, steers $26.00-28.00, heifers $24.00-
25.00. October delivery: 650 Choice 500-550i#
calves, steers $26.00-27.00, heifers $24.00-
25.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Sold, delivered
and weighed at packing plant or feedlot. Choice
and Prime 90-102# wooled $20.00-21.00, 2,500
head $21.25 delivered California; Choice and
Prime 85-103# with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts.
$18.00-19.75.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Trading
rather slow, feeder cattle and calves steady to
strong. Spring feeder lambs mostly 50# higher.
Feeder cattle and calves: Montana, Choice
and Fancy 750-800# steers 40 mile haul and no
shrink $27.00; 1,450 Choice 650-775# $25.75-
26.00, October delivery; 250 Choice 900-1000#
$24.00-25.00. About 400 Choice 600# heifers
$25.00, driven 10 miles and weighed with 10 per-
cent shrink. Around 500 Choice and Fancy 525#
calves for immediate delivery, steers $355.00,
heifers $31.00 with overnight stand and no
shrink; 2,200 Choice and Fancy 350-400# calves
for October and November delivery, steers
$30.00-33.00, heifers $28.00-31.00. Wyoming,
200 Choice 700-725# steers $26.00; October de-
livery; 650 Choice and Fancy"400-450# mixed
steer and heifer calves, steefs $31.00-32.00,
heifers $29.00, October delivery. All feeder
cattle and calves 3 percent shrink f.o.b. ranch
and all sales f.o.b. immediate delivery.
Feeder lambs: Unless otherwise stated all
sales feeder lambs 2 percent shrink f.o.b.
shipping points. Montana, total 4,500 Choice
and Fancy 80-85# lambs $18.00-18.50. Wyoming,
4,600 Choice and Fancy 70# delivered to feedlot
with no shrink $18.50.






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S _Cattle Calves 1 os-- Sheev and lambs
Market t Sept.15: Sept.26 Sept.15 : Sept.16 Sept.15 Sept.16 l Sept.15 t Sept. 16
1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 s 1962 1961
Chicago ....... 38,704 38,804 75 128 51,288 27,467 3,752 5,954
Denver ........ 7,998 10,625 330 215 5,128 4,236 59,209 54,778
Fort Worth .... 6,454 6,846 1,944 1,085 1,662 1,297 6,3589 4,755
Indianapolis .. 9,886 8,039 662 566 37,159 57,308 5,943 5,906
Kansas City ... 21,550 20,729 1,553 929 15,863 17,979 2,709 3,362
Oklahoma City 14,164 10,648 2,575 1,551 4,251 3,756 927 806
Omaha ......... 45,244 57,474 554 794 41,525 57,033 9,211 12,808
St. Joseph .... 15,266 15,542 359 638 15,021 24,009 2,002 4,205
St. Louis NSI 15,023 16,466 1,344 1,872 40,795 58,478 35,909 5,541
Sioux City .... 30,660 54,067 2,554 2,570 30,262 31,265 7,315 10,691
Sioux Falls ... 9,551 8,S-3 129 559 15,464 18,579 12,870 10,923
So. St. Paul .. 25,184 25,507 5,704 5,269 46,392 49,907 135,195 15,540
Total ....... 255,464 251,658 15,585 16,172 284,586 511,314 125,429 151,227
Sept. 8, 1962 176,048 11-,412 183,955 84,420
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Sept. 15, 1962 Sept. 8, 1962 Sept. 16 1961
Hogs ...... 265,000 155,000 556,00
Sheep ..... 15,000 8,900 14,200
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 112,500 80,600 109,200
FEEDER CATTLEt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHr, AND NUMBER
s week ended I Month : Two months
'Sept.15 2 Sept. 6 'Sept. 14SAugust ~ August ~ July-.ugust--
1962 t 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961
Steers 1003# up *........ 380 85 388 1,434 1,718 2,493 3,010
901-1000 .......,. 2,516 1,007 2,476 8,002 8,176 14,556 12,577
801-900 .......... 4,309 2,265 5,194 19,407 17,494 51,555 29,049
701-800 .......... 6,374 4,457 7,505 28,554 22,062 45,254 36,670
501-700 .......... 9,804 10,434 14,948 48,998 46,750 80,456 76.811
Total steers 10 markets.... 23,185 18,248 50,511 106,5395 96,200 174,094 158,117
Av. wt. .... 750# 687# 717# 715# 714# 717# 713#
Av. cost* .... $25.40 $24.68 $25.02 $24.41 $22.90 $24.15 $22.37
Chicago ...... 26.57 25.15 23.09 24.80 22.67 24.36 22.44
Kansas City... 25.27 24.85 22.43 25.91 22.94 23.86 22.55
w" Omaha ........ 26.08 25.09 24.06 25.59 25.48 24.91 22.93
S. St. Paul... 25.08 22.39 20.89 22.74 20.84 22.24 20.30
w Sioux City.... 26.67 26.57 23.78 26.12 23.81 25.85 23.25
w Denver ....... 25.11 24.59 24.08 25.11 23.05 24.78 22.64
Ft. Worth .... 23.70 24.58 22.57 24.11 22.41 .25.67 21.92
Oklahoma City. 25.52 23.47 22.20 23.94 22.35 25.66 21.59
S. St. Joseph. 25.92 23.37 22.77 23.86 22.59 25.68 22.11
St. Louis NSY. 25.10 23.06 22.15 22.85 22.15 22.81 21.87
Total calves 10 markets.. 13,100 15,022 13,581 57,358 45,909 106,924 82,079
heifers .... 5,686 4,332 5,955 22,777 18,473 36,866 31,659
cows 9 .... 1,196 884 1,175 3,104 5,517 5,648 4,701
Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
SChi-tKan.s S. St.' St. ISioux'S.St. Indian-tDen- Ft. 'Okla.'Wich-s San
Week ended cagoas a:maha Joseph Louis:City tPaul 'apolis ver :Worth :City 'ita 'Antonio
- ___ -_ -_________ t- ~ ---- ------
Feeders
Sept. 14, 1962 2 50 16 10 12 355 10 10 15 60 80 57 70
Sept. 7, 1962 2 50 20 17 11 52 10 10 15 65 75 57 70
Sept. 15, 1961 2 48 17 15 12 34 7 10 12 65 67 55 45
Slaughter cows
Sept. 14, 1962 3 12 6 8 11 6 17 12 50 15 11 18 15
Sept. 7, 1962 4 12 8 7 12 4 15 11 25 25 9 21 12
Sept. 15 1961 5 9 7 5 9 4 23 10 20 20 10 16 15







STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER V/
ber of head Percent of total : Average weight : Average price in
Grade by grades (pounds) ;dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -- -------- -------- ---------------- -------

Sept. 13 : Sept. 14: Sept. 13: Sept. 14: Sept. 15' Sept. 14: Sept. 13: Sept. 14
_16g_. : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good..... ....
Standard.......
Commercial.....
Utility........
All grades.....

Prime..........
Choice..........
Good ...........
Standard........
Utility........
All grades.....

Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....

Prime...........
Choice.........
Good....... ....
Standard .......
Commercial.....
Utility ........
All grades.....


2,214 5,263
18,591 19,070
5,552 5,719
839 864

199 168
27,595 29,084

200 301
10,061 10,358
8,755 5,485
467 863
87 95
19,568 17,080

64 371
6,565 7,811
5,991 4,205
370 628
16 54
11,004 13,069

57 54
1,950 1,403
2,477 3,047
295 569

45 22
4,782 5,095


CHICAGO
8.1 11.2 1,233 1,238
67.9 65.6 1,133 1,176
20.3 19.7 1,013 1,095
3.0 5.0 992 1,011
--- --. --. --
.7 .5 957 962
1,111 1,161
OMAHA
1.0 1.8 1,226 1,176
51.4 60.5 1,083 1,157
44.7 32.1 1,028 1,051
2.4 5.0 1,030 1,024
.5 .6 969 960
1,058 1,105
- siox cn -
.6 2.8 1,407 1,177
59.6 59.P 1,105 1,155
36.3 52.2 1,047 1,075
3.4 4.8 1,025 1,065
.1 .4 949 1,013
1,083 1,125

.8 1.1 1,157 1,319
40.5 27.5 1,077 1,134
51.8 59.8 1,004 1,045
6.2 11.2 1,055 1,086

.9 .4 987 995
1,037 1 o076
ST. -0UI NSY ----- -


52.48 25.04
29.91 24.12
27.65 23.44
24.79 22.05

22.14 20.33
29.54 24.03

51.11 24.17
28.76 23.43
26.60 22.51
25.40 20.89
21.73 19.66
27.69 25.05

32.00 24.28
28.86 25.67
26.65 22.68
23.51 20.94
22.12 19.37
27.92 25.24

51.57 23.98
29.16 23.89
26.87 25.04
25.63 21.24

21.50 19.41
27.62 23.08


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Commercial.....
Utility........
All grades.....


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....


1,285
3,792
473

66
5,616



3,061
4,267
445

7,773


--
1,289
3,601
837

45
5,772



4,208
2,663
150

7,021


22.9
67.5
8.4

1.2


22.3
62.3
14.6

.8


1,048
976
945

962
990


1,082
1,006
1,001

960
1,022


-. s-T.-osm -


59.4
54.9
5.7


59.9
57.9
2.2


1,088 1,156
1,041 1,067
1,056 1,017

1,060 1,108


29.12
26.85
25.65

20.71
27.06



29.25
26.77
23.14

27.56


- DENVER -


Prime.......... -- 109 -- 5.3 -- 1,144 --
Choice......... 675 2,649 67.6 80.0 1,034 1,133 28.45
Good........... 283 527 28.4 15.9 1,044 1,149 27.05
Standard....... 40 28 4.0 .8 1,113 1,013 22.19
Utility........ -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All grades..... 998 3,513 1,040 1,135 27.77
I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


--m
24.34
23.27
21.76
--m
19.57
25.28



23.78
22.85
20.51

25.57


24.68
25.97
22.40
18.77

25.70






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
I Cattle C: alves I Hogs :Sheep and lambs
City or Area Sept.15 Sept.16TSept.15TSept.16TSept.l15 Sept.T6 Se-pt.15TSept.16
1962 1961 : 1962 1 1961 : 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961
Boston, New York City Area .... 12,850 10,213 12,472 11,800 38,540 44,600 39,527 32,627
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 9,724 9,229 2,016 1,803 52,801 29,685 5,337 3,826
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 23,231 22,099 5,021 3,250 148,673 125,655 15,422 10,955
Chicago Area .................. 18,760 16,727 8,497 6,208 55,462 56,645 15,537 6,877
St. Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 27,565 31,054 10,644 16,388 95,784 119,064 12,087 22,657
St. Louis Area ................ 12,341 12,967 1,774 1,492 64,524 91,989 5,010 5,114
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 30,477 31,211 -- -- 89,294 98,531 11,392 11,469
Omaha Area .......... 43,435 36,468 151 131 72,805 71,575 16,960 15,610
Kansas City .................. 15,186 15,408 -- -- 25,780 34,687 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 34,574 36,593 6,664 8,367 210,870 279,436 31,669 34,377
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... .7,742 8,099 4,269 4,050 49,949 54,643 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 11,930 11,247 4,489 5,257 21,873 24,377 -- --
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,681 20,126 1,216 986 35,711 42,063 4,592 7,254
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 10,925 11,046 4,022 3,521 15,021 16,785 33,365 36,736
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 27,225 23,924 109 146 14,925 13,838 77,335 71,247
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 31,659 29,805 1,96.9 1,049 32,834 31,743 45,523 54,171
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 9,677 9,788 451 267 18,379 20,707 13,574 8,155
Total .................... 47,778 63,764 1,02,225 324,930
3556,002 64,695 1,135,821 299,075
Accumulation to date ..... 11,732,647 2,146,601 39,800,235 9,472,152
11,503,537 2,236,961 38,662,977 9,822,794



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

SBe-----ef Veal- ecl._lard)- and mutton : Total : Total
Week ended Num- t rd. : Num- Prod.: Num- : Num- ~ : meat : lard
a ber : ber rod: ber : rd ber trod." : prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb 1,0 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mirlb.mil.lb. mil.lb.


1962 .....
1962 .....
1962 1/...
1961 1/...


247.5
210.5

246.5


11.9
9.9

12.8


1,185
950
1,166
1,3356


161.5
127.9

180.6


16.1 457.0
* 12.2 560.5

14.2 454.1


34.7
59.9


Percentage change from:
Sept. 8, 1962 ..... 18 18 24 20 27 26 52 32 21 --
Sept. 16, 1961 ..... 6 0 -6 -7 -11 -11 11 15 -4 --

Av erage -weight(lb)- Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs : ndheep. yield
------- --- lab per
L : I : per
Live fDressed, Live .Dressed. Live .Dressed, Live 1Dressed 100 lb.


15, 1962 ....
8, 1962 .....
25, 1962 .....
16, 1961 ..


990
990
990
10355


94 46


12.9


-/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard,. -
I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


Sept.
Sept.
Aug.
Sept.


Sept.
Sept.
Aug.,
Sept.






CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
__-___ _-. -_ -- --- --_-__--- ------ -- --_ -----.- --
: : : North
Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver a Portland

Classification :Sept. : Sept. s Sept. : Sept. :Sept. Sept. .Sept. g Sept. ; Sept.: Sept.
S15 : 16 : 15 : 16 : 15 16 : 15 : 16 : 15 16
:1962 1961 :1962 ,1961 11962 1961 ,1962 ,1961 :1962 : 1961
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
Steers -


Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


700-900#
600-800


Bulls Yrlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard



Steers 500-800f
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 300-550f#
Choice "I
Good 300-500#
Heifer 300-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good
*Medium and Good.
*Medium and Good.


31.12
32.55
29.48
30.08
26.75
24.42


27.00

22.78


16.10
15.80
15.30
15.80


24.98
24.98
24.22
24.00
25.02
21.80


25.22

19.92


14.85
14.45
14.20
12.45


--

29.02
29.38
26.15
22.60


27.00
24.48
21.20


17.00
15.92
14.92
12.85


-

24.38
24.00
25.12
20.88


23.25
22.12
20.38


15.55
15.00
14.12
12.90


29.88
31.22
28.70
29.30
25.62
25.50


26.55
24.18
21.88


17.22
16.08
14.98
135.90


24.50
24.40
23.62
25.52
22.28
20.75


25.02
21.62
20.12


16.05
15.15
14.12
13.50


19.98 19.25 18.00 17.25 17.55 17.75
19.98 19.65 17.75 17.50 17.80 17.90


22.90
21.15
19.65


25.00
23.50
20.50


22.25
20.25
18.25


24.50
22.00
19.00


25.00
25.25
21.00


25.00
25.25
20.25


-

28.50
28.50
25.70



26.62





16.05
14.58
13.25



19.02


-
-
235.98
25.98
21.48
19.00


25.12

18.25



16.42
14.88
15.75


--

27.88

25.75
22.00


26.25
24.00
20.00


16.00
15.00
13.25
11.50


-- 18.75
19.62 19.25


- 27.50
- 26.00
-. 25.00


25.38
24.88
23.62
20.75


25.50
21.75
19.00


15.50
15.00
15.00
11.25



19.25


25.00
24.00
21.00


Feeder cattle and calves


25.75


26.25
24.50


29.50
27.92
25.60


25.52
25.55


30.75
28.88
25.88


-- 24.85 25.52 26.00
.- -- 23.08 20.78* 23.50


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27.05)


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25.30)


25.15
25.15


25.88
24.00


26.75
24.00


24.50 24.75
20.75* 22.25


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51.00) 27 '75
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29.00
26.25


25.88
22.75


24.75
22.75


23.75
22.00


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
-. -- : : Eight
2 : Louis : Kansas: Sioux :S. St. : S. St.:Indian-: mkts.
Week ended :Chicago: Nat'l.: City : Omaha : City :Joseph : Paul :apolis com-
i : Stock : : bined
: : Yards : : : :s : :
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Sept. 15, 1962 19.531 19.33 19.10 19.12 19.02 19.18 18.80 19.28 19.14
and Sept. 8, 1962 19.17 19.20 19.44 19.40 19.36 19.46 19.23 19.26 19.29
gilts Sept. 16, 1961 18.57 18.19 18.12 18.31 18.28 18.26 18.00 18.56 18.23
Sept. 15, 1962 16.99 17.09 17.10 17.32 17.03 17.36 16.59 16.41 16.94
Sows Sept. 8, 1962 16.91 16.53 16.72 17.42 17.22 17.43 16.43 16.40 16.86
Sept. 16, 1961 15.89 16.05 15.94 16.07 16.02 16.21 15.88 15.68 15.96


AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Sept. 15, 1962 233 216 221 221 222
and Sept. 8, 1962 221 215 228 220 224
gilts Sept. 16. 1961 219 212 224 220 221
Sept. 15, 1962 388 592 401 401 399
Sows Sept. 8, 1962 378 392 402 408 387
Sept. 16, 1961 394 387 398 397 389
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Sept. 15, 1962 21799 36058 14136 33325 24742
and Sept. 8, 1962 11586 25981 6903 20508 12732
gilts Sept. 16, 1961 20975 50429 15538 29799 25271
Sept. 15, 1962 5145 3194 1147 5908 4162
Sows Sept. 8, 1962 3409 2059 678 4020 2629
Sept. 16, 1961 5830 3798 1421 5778 4630
SOWS Percentage of total
Sept. 15, 1962 19 8 8 15 14
Sept. 8, 1962 25 9 9 16 17
Sept. 16, 1961 15 7 8 16 15
1/ Weighted average.


220 218 217
217 218 218
222 218 219
584 389 423
366 578 419
371 388 415


219
219
218
397
392
395


15029 34476 51974 209539
7127 21819 25584 150240
20638 36009 30982 229639
1489 5752 3817 30612
1327 4575 2988 21685
2709 5972 5652 31790


10
16
12


14 11
17 10
14 11


15
14
12


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended I Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ t Gross spread
-e -e -ro-ct -I : t or margin 5/
Sept. 15, 1962........... $20.75 $19.35 $1.40
Sept. 8, 1962........... 20.79 19.31 1.48
Sept. 16, 1961 .......... 20.25 18.54 1.91
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO
H Barrows and
Week ended : gilts 1/
: Dollars per
: 100 pounds


AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
s Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
: No.3 yellow t price ratio
: Gents per : based on
a bushel : barrows and gilts


Sept. 15, 1962 ......... 19.31 110.8 17.4
Sept. 8, 1962 ......... 19.17 110.3 17.4
Sept. 16, 1961 ......... 18.37 110.0 16.7
/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Demand was moderate for worsted
wools. Supplies were relatively small
and prices were firm. Woolen wools were
rather slow but noils were fairly active.
Limited supply of pulled wools were mod-
erately active at fully steady prices.
Quotations were unchanged for all
wools but bulk current sales in upper
end of price range. Scattered sales of
Canadian wool were reported with fine
and half-blood moved in line with prices
for domestic types.
Cabled reports from Australia in-
dicated strong general competition at
Newcastle, Goulburn, Albury and Adelaide
and prices two to three pence above open-
ing August levels. Cape auctions reported
good competition and strong prices. Con-
tinent, Eastern Europe and Japan again
were main participants.

Fleece Wools Spot turnover of
fleece wools was very limited with supply
small.

Territory Wools Activity in Terri-
tory states slowed to a walk but few spot
sales recorded mostly 1/4 and 3/8s wools.

Texas Wools Trading generally dull
aside from private dealings involving
relatively small volume. Recent sales
reported good clean-up. Current prices
firm.

Mohair Local activity was rather
dull but outside demand slightly improved.
Prices advanced around three cents for
current sales with 51i paid for adult
and kid around 86-2 to warehouse.

Foreign Wools Trading slow and
demand uneven. Market tone firm. Cabled
reports at week's end follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scouring
yields, in bond.
Australia
Oil-Combed
77 $1.17 452 990
78 1.15 433 93#
78A 1.10 434 890
79 1.05 435 820
80 1.02
81 .97


South Africa


Oil-Combed
7 $1.10
8 1.07
12 1.07
47 1.09
48 1.06
52 1.06


Scoured Yields
22 $1.06
23 1.04
27 1.00
28 .98
32 .98
33 .95


Carpet Wools Occasional lots of
carpet wools were sold but trade in gen-
eral slow. Prices were on the strong side.
Scoured Buenos Aires March wools held at
680 for shipment and graded March at
63 3/4A. Greasy Buenos Aires lambs wool
640 clean wool fibers and scoured November
wool at 6610 as is. Scoured Pyrennian
wool 750 clean wool fibers. New Zealand
carpet fleeces quoted 710.


Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic


56s 1l-21" white


$1.10


Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s 2-3" $1.15
N. Z. 50/56s slipes 1.10
N. Z. 56s li-3" light


stain
N. Z. 56s slipes ave.
style good color


1.08

1.12


Noils

Aust. super clear noble noils 70s 90f
Aust. 64s clear 85#
Aust. 60s clear 840
Ave. 64s Aust. nobles 78/800
Choice Aust. & Cape Schlum.
noils 69/700
Good Aust. Schlum. noils 65#
B. A. Schlumberger clear 550


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS -
September 13, 1962 (Furnished by the Wool
Associates of the New York Cotton Exchange)
October wool tops $1.670B
December wool tops 1.651B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
October wool $1.261B
December wool 1.243T
64s grade 2" average stretched
length







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Price trends for most
classes of meats were very uneven along the
Eastern seaboard. At New York and Washington
prices advanced sharply on steer beef and pork
loins early, but later in the week advances on
steer carcasses were partially erased and up-
turns on pork loins were completely lost. Steer
carcass prices closed 500-$1.50 higher, but
$1.00 lower at Baltimore; cow beef sold strong
to $1.00 higher and veal prices were $1.00-1.50
higher than a week ago. Spring lamb sales were
made on a steady to mostly higher basis and ad-
vances of $1.00 and $2.00 were recorded at most
markets. Pork loins were $1.00 and $2.00 lower
at New York and $3.00-5.00 off at Washington.
Advances of $7.00 and $8.00 were recorded on
pork loins at Philadelphia and $2.00 and $3.00
up at Baltimore. However, at these markets
only minor price advances were made during the
previous week.
Prices held steady for kosher steer fore-
quarters and lamb sold steady to $1.00 higher.
Kosher veal and calf foresaddles were $1.00
higher. Demand was only fair for kosher steer
beef while outlet was good for lamb, veal and
calf.
Trading was active for steer carcasses and
cuts early but around midweek and thereafter
demand held poor and trading was slow. While
the trade was slow at New York steer forequar-
ters moved slightly better than hindquarters.
Outlet was fairly broad for veal, calf and lamb.
Small supplies of pork were in good demand at
the outset while on closing sessions moderate
supplies sold slowly. Supplies of other classes


weighing over 700# in best demand and rela-.
tively scarce. All weights of spring lamb
continued to sell at same price due to scarcity
carcasses weighing 50# and up. Increased sup-
ply of all pork cuts, loins which have shown
the sharpest advance in recent weeks suffered
the greatest decline.

PACIFIC COAST The general price pattern
was higher. Pork advanced sharply early in
the period but leveled off late. Carcass steer
and heifer beef sold firm to $1.00 higher, most
advance in San Francisco and on steer carcasses
weighing over 700#. Cow beef, calf and veal
also sold firm to $1.00 higher, the upturn on
cow mainly in California. Pork prices were
quite uneven; fresh pork loins advanced $4.00-
6.00 in Los Angeles and in Portland, $7.00-
10.00 in San Francisco. Loins closed firm to
$1.00 higher in Seattle as part of the earlier
advance was erased. Boston butts and spareribs
were $4.00-6.00 higher in San Francisco, butts
$3.00-5.00 higher in the Portland-Seattle area,
all other pork along the Pacific Coast closed
firm to $3.00 higher except sliced bacon $3.00-
4.00 higher in San Francisco.
Supplies of most meats were moderate.
Choice steer carcasses above 700#, however,
were an exception and rather short. Early week
supplies of pork were below normal, mostly as
a result of smaller inshipment from the mid-
west but volume was about normal late as in-
shipments increased following price advances.


CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW


were near normal. Some steer beef was unsold CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
late at New York and Washington and at the latter PHILADELPHIA Demand was poor and trading ex-
market some pork was also carried, tremely slow on steer and heifer beef and
prices declined. Steer beef declined $1.00-
CHICAGO Compared to last Friday: After 2.50 following two weeks of sharply higher
two weeks of sharply higher prices the trend re- prices. Choice 800-900# steer beef was scarce
versed and Choice beef carcasses declined $1.00- with a larger than normal percentage of 500-
2.00, most Good 500-$1.00 lower. Standard car- 700# weights offered. Heifer beef sold 500 to
cases failed to show either the sharp advance $2.00 lower, mostly $1.00-2.00 lower. Influ-
or decline recorded on Choice, and Standard sold enced by a small supply, cow beef sold 500 to
mostly 500 lower for the week. Good and Choice $2.00 higher. Clearance was poor on steer and
heifer beef $1.00-2.00 lower. The decline in heifer beef and good on cow beef.
heifer more than erased the previous week's A normal supply of carcass lamb sold in a
upturn. Spring lamb advanced $2.00-2.50, the moderately active trade with prices 500 to
upturn recorded in the early part of the week. $2.00 higher, mostly $1.00-2.00 higher. Clear-
Veal was steady. Pork loins declined $3.00 and ance was broad.
spareribs were 500-$2.00 lower but Boston butts Demand was poor and trading slow on a
advanced $1.50-2.00. moderate supply of pork products. Pork loins
Supply all fresh meat increased somewhat sold $4.00-4.50 lower at Chicago and fresh
over the previous week but still the volume only hams were from $1.00-4.00 lower. Trading on
moderate and price upturns for past two weeks pork carcasses was uneven with prices steady
not fully erased in many cases. Steer and heifer to 250 lower at Philadelphia and 500 to $1.00
beef largely Good and Choice with carcasses higher at New York. Clearance was good.







W0OLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds

New York : Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification :- ------ -
Sept.15 : Sept.16 : Sept.15 : Sept.16 : Sept.15 : Sept.16 : Sept.15 : Sept.16
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 52.70 42.00 -- -- -- -- -- --
Choice 600-700 51.20 41.00 48.81 39.50 45.88 40.75 44.81 59.75


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600


Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1-*
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1#i carton


51.55
48.45
49.20


61.00
52.00
49.50


40.70
40.10
39.85


58.00
49.70
44.70


49.58
46.56
46.75

47.19
47.25
45.31

57.00
52.00
48.00


39.00
38.50
58.50

58.75
38.75
57.00

57.25
51.00
47.00


45.12
45.25
44.25

44.75
44.25
44.00



57.00


59.50
39.88
38.75

59.50
39.25




52.00


44.25
42.81
42.12

44.00
43.50


38.62
38.81
38.16

39.06
58.78


49.55 41.65 48.44 40.25 44.00 58.00 45.50 38.25
49.55 41.65 48.44 40.25 44.00 38.00 45.50 38.25


59.20
45.00
48.50

46.00
48.00


48.90
38.35
49.20

45.50
47.00


55.25
43.88
46.88


46.62
37.25
46.00


-- 47.75
54.25 51.25


64.00
49.50
56.00


52.50
41.00
52.50


53.50 47.50


61.00
45.50
49.00


51.00
40.25
50.88


50.00 48.25


56.00 59.50 60.75 62.25 62.00 64.75 58.00 65.00

34.00 32.00 36.50 36.25 36.00 35.00 35.50 35.50
14.75 15.00 15.00 15.00 17.50 17.75 16.00 17.38


BULK PRICES CAHOT BASIS WEEK ENDED SEPTEMEER 14, 1962
Classification : i-0_ Pies-5 -4 De5nve.r Mi- -- hl-4de95i -8a
Cier V.e0000 ---------4 -- -- 4-5-5- 4------- -4
Choice 600-700# 45.00-45.50 43.50-45.00 45.00-45.50 47.00-49.50 48.00-48.50


Good


HeiXer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Spring lamb -
Prime 30-4


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12,#
-------------


45.50-46.00
46.00-47.00
42.00-43.00
43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00

45.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00

31.00-51.50
31.00-31.50

45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50

47.00-50.00


45.50-46.50
45.50-46.50

41.00-43.50
41.00-43.50

42.50-44.50
42.50-44.50



50.00-31.00


45.00-45.00
45.00-45.00
45.00-45.00
43.00-45.00
43.00-45.00
43.00-45.00


46.00-46.50
46.50-47.00

43.50-44.00
42.50-43.50

43.25-44.25
43.25-44.25
41.25-42.25
41.25-42.25

50.00-30.75
30.00-30.75


47.50-50.00
48.50-50.00
44.50-45.00
44.00-47.00
44.00-47.00


48.00-48.50
49.00-49.50

45.50-47.00
45.50-47.00


-- 47.00-47.50
-- 47.00-47.50



-- 31.00-33.50
-- 51.00-31.50


-- 47.00-48.00
-- 47.00-48.00
-- 47.00-48.00
44.50 47.00-48.00
44.50 47.00-48.00
44.50 47.00-48.00


48.00-49.00
48.00-48.50
46.00-46.50
48.00-49.00
48.00-48.50
46.00-46.50


-- 52.00-53.00


Good


700-800
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800


500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700


Lts -


Choice


45-55
55-65
30-45
45-55
55-65


# 5







COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, AUGUST 31, 1962

Warehouse holdings of red meats totaled 389 million pounds on September 1, a drop
of 55 million pounds from August 1. This reduction compares with the decline of 54
million pounds during August last year and the 5-year average of 60 million pounds.
September 1 stocks of cooler and freezer beef, at 151 million pounds were 22 percent
below August 1961 and 8 percent below the 5-year average. A 56-million pound net
reduction in total pork stocks brought September 1 holdings to 178 million pounds.
This compares with a 52-million pound decline during August 1961 and the average
reduction of 54 million. Frozen pork totaled 146 million pounds, a decline of 54
million pounds, while cooler pork, at 32 million pounds, was 2 million pounds less
than on August 1. Red meats other than beef and pork totaled 80 million pounds, a
decline of 9 million pounds from a month earlier.


UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, AUGUST
(Includes holdings in public, private and
cold storage houses and meat packing


31, 1962 WITH
semi-private
plants)


COMPARISONS


---- --- -------------- _------ _- T ----- : ---


Commodity : August : August
: 1957-61 av.: 1961
------------------------------~oo Tb
1,000 lb. 1,000 lb.
Beef:


Frozen . .
In cure and cured .
Total . .


* S .
* S 0 .
o .
* S .
* S .
o .
. o o o .
. @..
.. .


Pork, frozen:
Picnics .
Hams .
Bellies .
Loins .
Jowls .
Butts .
Spareribs
Trimmings
Other pork


Total .
Pork in cooler:
Dry salt bellies .
Other dry salt pork .
Other pork cuts .
Total . .
Total pork .
Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen .. .
Lamb and mutton, frozen .
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams . .
Other meats . .

Total all meats .


151,107
11,458


154,987
12,261


July :
1962 :
1, 000 lb.


109,051
12,825


August
1962
1,000 lb.


116,808
14,474


142,565 167,248 121,876 131,282

5,125 3,966 5,556 3,792
25,515 16,328 34,062 27,501
26,890 11,710 61,625 55,049
1/ 7,156 11,642 8,904
T/ 2,530 4,514 2,561
I/ 5,105 4,971 5,429
T/ 5,560 9,609 7,544
T/ 9,798 15,722 10,205
66,726 44,778 52,353 49,091
124,252 104,909 199,852 145,876

6,528 5,203 5,262 4,779
6,606 5,555 4,739 5,991
30,107 25,234 23,760 22,926
43,241 51,972 553,761 31,696
167,493 156,881 2355,595 177,572

7,995 8,203 6,265 5,785
13,441 25,006 11,814 11,585

2/ (57,679 553,641 47,572 59,965
( 21,501 22,595 22,527
589,171 390,280 443,715 388,512


Lard, rendered and refined. 3/ 89,945 114,100 109,500 4/
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork .*. 4,097 1,925 2,059 1,698
Beef ... . 3,001 1,816 1,661 1,616
I/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. Y5 In dry and
sold storage as reported by Bureau-of Census. 4/ Not available. 5/ Government
holdings are included in the totals and consist~of reported stocks-held by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and other Government Agencies.
Statistical Reporting Service Agricultural Estimates Division.






PIG CROP REPORT SEPTEMBER 1962

The number of sows farrowed or intended to farrow in the fall of 1962 (June through November)
for 10 Corn Belt States is 4 percent more than in 1961, 7 percent more than during 1960, and 20
percent more than the 1951-60 average, according to the Crop Reporting Board. The number is now
estimated at 4,643,000 head for the 10 States (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota,
Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas). Fall farrowings are up from a year earlier
in all 10 of these States ranging from 1 percent in Wisconsin to 14 percent in South Dakota.
Other increases are: 2 percent in each, Ohio and Nebraska; 5 percent in each, Illinois and
Indiana; 4 percent in each, Iowa and Minnesota; 6 percent in Missouri; and 7 percent in Kansas.
The September 1 survey indicates an increase of 41,000 saws or one percentage point from the
farrowing intentions reported for these States as of June 1, 1962. The 10 States included in
this report accounted for 77 percent of the United States 1961 total pig crop.
Sows farrowed in the 10 States during June, July, and August totaled 2,398,000 head, 4 per-
cent more than for this period a year earlier. This is slightly more than was indicated for this
period in June. June-August farrowings for these 10 States are 52 percent of the estimated June-
November total, the same as in 1961 and 1 percentage point below the average of 53 percent.
Farmers' reports indicate that the number of sows farrowed in June was less than a year earlier
with July and August farrowings exceeding those of a year earlier.
Sows bred and intended for farrowing in Sbptember, October, and November of this year in the
10 States totaled 2,245,000 head, 4 percent more than a year earlier and 23 percent more than the
average. This number is 3355,000 head more than intended for this period in June.
Reported breeding intentions indicate 1,912,000 sows to farrow during the 1963 winter quar-
ter (December-February), compared with 1,850,000 sows farrowed during the same period a year
earlier. This is an increase of 4 percent. All States indicate more sows to farrow during this
quarter than a year earlier. Increases are South Dakota, 18 percent; Minnesota, 10 percent;
Ohio, 7 percent; Indiana and Wisconsin, each 6 percent; Nebraska, 5 percent; Missouri, 4 per-
cent; Illinois, 5 percent; Kansas, 2 percent; and Iowa, 1 percent.
The number of all hogs and pigs on farms September 1, 1962 in the 10 States totaled
50,520,000 head. This is slightly more than the 50,370,000 on hand a year earlier. Increases in
6 of the States were partially offset by decreases in the remaining 4 States. Hogs and pigs 6
months old and over totaled 10,032,000 head, 1 percent more than last year. The number under 6
months of age was about the same as a year earlier. The 4 percent increase in the number of
pigs under 5 months old is about the same as the percentage increase in the number of saws
farrowed during the June-August period. A decrease in the average size of litters as compared
with a year earlier was offset by an increase in inshipments of feeder pigs. The 16,965,000
head under 5 months of age accounted for 34 percent of all hogs and pigs compared with 33 percent
a year ago. The number of hogs and pigs 5-6 months of age was 2 percent less than September 1,
1961. The 23,525,000 head in the 5-6 month age group comprised 47 percent of the September 1
total compared with 48 percent a year ago.
This report for these 10 States is made possible for matching funds provided jointly by
State agencies and the United States Department of Agriculture under provisions of the Agricul-
tural Marketing Act of 1946.
Pigs: Number on farms by classes September 1, Selected Corn Belt States

Under 5 months 3 to 6 months
State 1960 1962
1960 1961 : 1962 :1962 as : 1960 : 1961 1962 :1962 as %
I : : : of 1961 : : : : of 1961
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 Per- 1,000 1,000 1,000 Per-
: head head head cent head head head cent
Ohio ...... : 1,156 1,115 1,152 102 1,254 1,244 1,258 101
Ind. ......: 2,515 2,405 2,501 104 1,750 1,908 1,955 102
Ill. ......: 2,840 3,030 3,155 103 5,5340 3,745 3,675 98
Wis. .......: 852 867 860 99 1,183 1,141 1,057 95
Minn. .....: 1,510 1,466 1,490 102 2,050 2,190 2,080 95
Iowa ......: 4,110 4,500 4,410 105 7,595 7,945 7,650 96
Mo. .......: 1,400 1,565 1,720 110 1,640 1,825 1,815 99
S. Dak. ...: 392 415 449 108 1,210 1,497 1,472 98
Nebr. ......: 705 804 796 99 1,490 1,874 1,885 101
Kans. ......: 340 410 470 115 524 667 680 102
Total 10
States ..: 15,578 16,575 16,965 104 22,016 24,054 25,525 98




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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-------------------------------------------------------------
S:Kansas : Fort : North
Classification :Chicago: Omaha : City : north: Denver: Ogden :Portland
: : : : : : O :g


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) 75-105#
Prime Sept. 15, 1962.... 22.85
Sept. 16 1961.... 18.38
Choice Sept. 15, 1962.... 22.00
Sept. 16 1961 ... 17L25
Good Sept. 15, 1962.... 19.55
Sept. 16. 1961.... 15.50


21.38
17.50
20.68
16,88
19.35
15.38


21.50 --
17.75 --
-80.50 19.65
17 00. 1575. _
19.00 17.00
15.75 14.75


22.22 21.20 19.69
17.84 16.32 16.22


20.8

18.9
14.6


!5 20.18
_ 15,L40
12 18.82
0 14.50


19.25
_15088
17.88
14.80


EWES: (Shorn) 90-150#
Good Sept. 15,
Good & Ch. Sept. 16,
Utility Sept. 15,
Cull & Util. Sept. 16,
Cull Sept. 15,
FEEDER LAMBS: (Spring)
Fancy Sept. 15,
Choice Sept. 15,
Good & Ch. Sept. 16,
Good Sept. 15,


1962.... 3.70 5.50
1961.... 4.38 3.50
1962.... 4.40 5.50
1961.... 4.25 3.50
1962.... 5.70 4.58


60-75#
1962....
1962....
1961....
1962....


4.25 6.02 6.12
3.50 5.25 4.30
5.00 4.88 5.50
2.75 4.40 3.32
3.75 4.50 4.00


-- 18.25 -- -- 18.92
-- 16.50 -- 15.75 17.85
-- 14.50 -- 10.60 14.40
-- -- -- 11.00 16.00
-- ----------------


5.25 4.00
3.50 2.88
4.75 4.50
2.75 2.75
3.50o 350

18.88 15.75
18.00 14.50
13.00 12.00
16.12 --