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MEAT


WEEKLY SUMMARY


WOOL Wf AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 28, D.6.
Vol. 29, No. 1 January 4, 1961
Week ended Decem 1 6,

-a Page
Livestock Market Reviews . 2
Livestock Market Receipts 5. .- 5
Stocker and Feeder Statistics . 5
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder e and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts . 5
Steer Sale Statistics .... .. 6
Slaughter at Major Centers .......... 7
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . 7
Cattle Prices .. . 8
Hog Prices . .. . 9
Hog Purchase Statistics . ... 10
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .. 11
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . 12
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .. 15
Wool Market Review . . 14
Special to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of
Meat Production, November 1960 .. . 7
Federally Inspected Slaughter in the United States, by
months, 1954-60 . . 15
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered in the United
States, November 1960 . . 16
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered
under Federal Inspection, November 1960 16
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat
Production, November 1960. . 17
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
November 1960 . .. 18
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, November 1960 18
Effective Parity Prices, December 15, 1960 19
Prices Received by Farmers, December 15, 1960 19


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers de-
clined with lower prices for carcass beef a
bearish influence. Weight was a major factor
determining price trends as steers under 1200#
sold steady to 500 lower while bulk of the steers
over 1200# closed 25-75 lower at most points.
Slaughter heifers sold steady to 250 lower,
instances 500 off. Cows closed strong to 50O
higher; stockers and feeders steady. Barrows
and gilts were 250-1.00 lower, mostly 50-750 off.
Slaughter lambs closed strong to 75* higher at
most terminals.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES The bearish
influence of lower carcass steer beef prices
and a strike threat by wholesale meat handlers
in the New York area offset any influence cur-
tailed receipts may have had as pAces for
slaughter steers and heifers closed lower. The
threatened strike narrowed the demand for Choice
and Prime steers 1200# and heavier to a great
extent as a large percentage of the beef from
such animals is consumed in the New York area
and merchandised by firms dependent upon those
directly involved. Bulk of the steers 1200# and
heavier closed 25-750 lower with sales at Chicago
$1.00-1.50 lower on Choice and Prime over 1400#.
Steers below 1200# were steady to 500 lower.
Slaughter heifers sold steady to 25 lower,
instances 50 off with Choice and Prime holding
near steady, instances 250 higher at Omaha.
Cows were strong to 500 higher, influenced by
an advance on cow beef. Bulls sold steady to
500 higher and vealers were $1.00-5.00 higher at
St. Paul and St. Louis. Receipts for the holiday
shortened week were 20 percent below the previous
week when the total at the 12 markets was the
smallest for any full marketing week since April.
Slaughter steers and heifers made up the bulk of
the receipts at all terminals as supplies of
stocker and feeder cattle continued to decline.
The percentage of Choice and Prime grades in the
steer and heifer supplies at most terminals was
reduced with Good to average-Choice predomi-
nating. The percentage of Prime in Chicago was
little changed from the 16 percent the previous
week.


heifers bulked at $21.50-24.75. Utility and
Commercial cows sold at $13.75-16.00, few
$16.50; Canner and Cutter $11.00-15.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Seasonally moderated marketing of stocker and
feeder cattle and calves were further curtailed
due to the Monday holiday. Receipts at Kansas
City and Sioux City included moderate numbers
of stockers and feeders but supplies at most
centers were small and in some instances too
limited for an adequate test of demand and
price trends. Scattered shipments of Choice
yearlings and calves were available around
the market circuit but a relatively large per-
cent of the stockers on offer were of Medium
and Good grades. Although the year.end holt-
days tended to curtail buyer attendance at
most markets, demand proved sufficiently broad
to absorb supplies at mostly steady prices.
Fleshy feeder steers, usually partly fattened
two way kinds, in some instances showed weak-
ness. However, at Wichita and Fort Worth prices
were steady to 50 higher.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
brought $22.00-25.50, load Choice 865# $25.75.
At Omaha 3 loads mostly Choice 932# sold at
$24.00 and Good to mostly Choice 871# $25.00.
At Kansas City Choice 1038# went at $24.50.
Medium and low-Good feeders ranged from $19.50-
25.00. Good and Choice yearling stock steers
sold from $25.00-26.50, few loads Choice 508-
545# short yearlings $28.00-50.00. Medium and
low-Good stockers cashed at $19.00-24.00. Small
numbers of Good and Choice yearling heifers
sold from $21.50-24.25. Majority Good and
Choice steer calves sold from $24.00-30.00,
several loads of Choice $31.25-35.00. Good and
Choice heifer calves brought $22.00-28.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Around 288,000
hogs were marketed at the 12 markets during the
final week of 1960. This was about 3 percent
under the previous week and 19 percent less
than the corresponding week a year earlier.
Most of the supply was comprised of mixed No.1-
3 and 2-3 200-260# barrows and (ilts with sows


Five loads of Prime 1240-1525# steers comprising from 7-12 percent. The long New
brought $28.75 in Chicago where bulk of the Year weekend and the strike threat by whole-
Choice and Prime steers 900-1250# sold at $26.50- sale meat handlers in the New York area offset
28.50. Several terminals received a few loads any bullish influence of reduced receipts and
of mixed Choice and Prime steers which sold from prices on butcher hogs closed lower. Order
$26.75-27.75 while most high-Good and Choice buyers were not as active as during recent past
900-15uoG brought 324.50-26.75. Choice and mixed weeks. Best demand centered on barrows and
Choice and Prime 15u-1-1600J steers brought $24.00-gilts 190-236# with the price spreads on these
27.50 and in Chicago a few high-Choice 975-1l(0# weights relatively narrow, but heavier weights
steer yearlings cashed at $28.00. Bulk of the continued highly uneven at many markets with
Good steers brought ;2k.25-25.50. Mixed Choice consignments similar in weight and grade 50-
and Prime slaughter heifers sold at $26.25-27.00 75* apart and extremes $1.00 apart. Barrows
while most Choice brought $24.50-26.25. Good and gilts closed mostly 25-750 lower with








extremes of $1.00 off at a few points. The
price trend on sows was uneven, with sales
steady to 25# higher at most markets, although
steady to 25# lower at Kansas City and Sioux
City and 25-75 off at Omaha.
U. S. 1-2, 180-230# barrows and gilts
closed largely at $17.50-18.25, with an extreme
range of $17.25-18.50. Mixed U. S. 1-3, and
2-5, 180-250# offerings brought $16.75-17.50,up
to $18.00 at Chicago and Indianapolis. U. S. 1-
3, 270-600# sows bulked at $12.00-]5.00, up to
$15.50 at Indianapolis and Chicago.
Feeder pig prices were steady at Sioux City
but declined 50# at St. Paul. At St. Paul Good
and Choice 150-160# feeder pigs brought $17.00-
17.50, while same grades 150-170# at Sioux City
sold at $16.00-16.75.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area at 336,000 were 9 per-
cent less than the previous full-week's volume,
and about 10 percent smaller than the comparable
holiday shortened week last year. Closing prices
were 50# lower on barrows and gilts and 250 lower
on sows. On Friday, mixed U. S. 1-3 190-220#
barrows and gilts, and including some 220-240#,
sold at $16.50-17.25 with limited No. 1-2 at
$17.25-17.50 and few selected No. 1 $17.75.
U. S. 1-3 270-400# sows brought $15.00-14.90;
400-550# $11.10-13.40. Sows comprised around
8 percent of the total receipts.


lambs brought $16.00-17.50 including mainly
Choice 74# Oregon feeders $17.50 at Sioux
City. Good and Choice 58-82# native feeders
$15.50-17.00 at Omaha. Medium and Good
feeders $10.00-15.50, largely $12.50-15.50.
In the Interior lowa-Southern Minnesota
area a fairly good demand and price strength
featured trading on early rounds but demand
narrowed somewhat on the close due partially
to the holiday. Wooled slaughter lambs closed
strong, instances 50S higher; shorn slaughter
lambs were strong to 500 higher; slaughter
ewes steady.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105#
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to packing
plants sold from $16.50-17.00; Choice and
Prime high yielding lambs reached $17.25-
17.50 in most sections. Choice and Prime
105-115# wooled lambs $15.00-17.00; Good and
Choice 80-110# $15.50-17.00. Choice and Prime
80-105# shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1 and
fall shorn oelts $15.50-16.00 with limited
volume high yielding fall shorn pelt lambs to
$16.25; Good and Choice $15.00-15.75. Cull to
Choice wooled slaughter ewes $2.00-4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent
f.o.b. some with short haul and 3 percent


SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts of sheep and shrink. All sales for immediate delivery un-
lambs at the 12 markets totaled 71,000 head, less specified.
little changed from the previous week or a year
earlier. Wooled slaughter lambs comprised the ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
bulk of the supply and included several consign- Direct trading on slaughter steers and heifers
ments of lambs from western Kansas wheatfields. was fairly active, steady to strong; stockers
The moderately broad slaughter lamb marketing and feeders, fully steady; slaughter lambs
for the holiday shortened period met a fairly mostly 500 higher.
good demand and prices advanced under the Slaughter steers: Around 230 loads Choice
influence of higher dressed prices. Slaughter with an end of Good 875-1200#, but mainly 975-
lambs closed strong to 750 higher, with Kansas 1100#, $25.00-26.00 including 58 loads for
City $1.00-1.50 up. However, slaughter lambs January 15-February 7 delivery; 15 loads Choice
at St. Paul were 50# lower. Slaughter ewes were 1220-1250# $24.50-25.00; 59 loads mixed Good
steady, instances strong to 500 higher. Feeder and Choice 900-1160# $23.75-25.00; 41 loads
lambs were steady to 50# higher aside from Denver Standard and Good 800-1150# $21.00-23.50.
where feeders were steady to weak, instances 25# Slaughter heifers: Eighty-five loads
lower. Choice 775-1065#, but mainly 800-950#, $24.00-
Choice and Prime 85-113# wooled slaughter 25.00 including 14 loads for delivery after
lambs sold mainly from $17.00-18.00 on late January 15; 54 loads mixed Good and Choice
rounds, a limited volume $18.25-18.50 at a few 825-1000# $23.50-24.00.
markets. Several shipments of Choice and Prime Stockers and feeders: Around 125 head
110-125# wooled lambs $15.00-17.50, few to Good and Choice mixed, steers 625# $24.50,
$18.00. Good and Choice 85-110# wooled lambs heifers 550-575# $22.00; 300 head Good and
$15.50-17.50; Utility and Good $12.50-15.50. Choice 900# steers $24.00 to continue on feed;
Choice and Prime 88-110# shorn slaughter lambs, 700 head Good and Choice 550-600# steers $25.5u;
No. 1 and fall shorn pelts, $16.00-17.00, few to Medium and Good cows to calve March and April
$17.50. At Chicago, a deck Choice and Prime 108# $152.50-190.00 per head. Medium and Good cows
lambs with No. 1 pelts $18.00 and a deck 118# with calves at side $250.00 per pair. Good and
$17.00. Good and Choice 83-117# shorn lambs Choice mixed stock calves, steers 425-550#
$15.75-17.00, largely $16.00-16.50. Cull to $24.50-27.00, heifers 400-500# $25.00-24.00.
Choice wooled slaughter ewes $2.50-7.25, mainly Slaughter lambs: California 4 loads
$5.50-6.50. Choice with end of Prime 100-1054 shorn with
Most Good and Choice 49-80# western feeder No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $18.00-18.50.








Nevada and Utah: 30 loads Choice and Prime
98-111# wooled $18.00-18.50.
Wool: California 27,000# mostly lambs
wool, but including some yearling wool 360 per
pound grease basis.


evidence of weight loss during the recent snows.
There were no sales confirmed on slaughter cat-
tle as most packers were receiving previous
purchases. Demand for stocker and feeder cat-
tle was good with sales steady. About 1,900
Good 740-750# feeder steers $23.50; 400 Choice


COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN 750# $25.00; 2 loads Good and Choice 650-6700
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading direct stock steers for January delivery $24.00; 200
at feedlots was active early in the week but Good 550# stock steers $23.50; 1,000 Good and
very slow after Wednesday. Slaughter steers Choice 700# feeder heifers 25.0,; 160 Good and
sold steady to 50# lower; slaughter heifers Choice 650# for March delivery $23.75.
mostly steady, instances 250 lower. In Colorado,
2 loads average and high-Choice 1276# slaughter IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers $27.15; 56 loads mostly Choice 1100-1250# steers and heifers closed fully steady over most
$25.85-26.75; 34 loads high-Good and Choice 1100- of the area. Few sales stockers and feeders
1300# $25.00-25.50. Eleven loads mostly average- fully steady; slaughter lambs steady to 25#
Choice 820-975# slaughter heifers $26.15-26.25; higher, instances 500 up.
155 loads Choice 875-1025# $25.50-26.00; 35 loads Slaughter steers: Washington and Oregon -
high-Good and Choice 880-1025# $24.50-25.50; 2 Choice and Good to mostly Choice 1000-1200?
loads Good 845# $23.75. $25.00-26.00 including loads at $25.50-26.00
Adverse weather and hazardous road con- for delivery next 60 days; Good and Choice
editions that prevailed early in the week tended 1075-1250# mostly $24.35-25.00. Idaho Mostly
to slow trading on stocker and feeder cattle Choice 1050-1150# $24.50-25.00 with sales in
and calves. The few sales and contracts con- southern Idaho at $24.75-25.00 for delivery up
firmed were made at steady prices. Colorado: to February 28.
4 loads Good and Choice 825# steers $25.00. Slaughter heifers: Washington Choice
Few Good and Choice 575-635# heifers $23.50- 830-840# $24.00 with Good and Choice 850-1000#
24.25. Load Good and Choice mixed calves, steers mostly $23.00-23.50. Idaho Mostly Choice 850-
395# $29.00, heifers 470# $25.00. Wyoming: 950# $23.00-25.00, mainly $24.00-25.00.
Around 3 loads mostly Choice 425# steer calves Stockers and feeders: Washington Choice
$30.00. 950-l'ciitl partially fattened feeder steers
Slaughter lambs and ewes sold steady to 25# $25.00; Good 7.'5- $23.00 delivered basis; mostly
higher. Colorado: Choice and Prime 95-114# Medium and Good 700-950# $18.50 with one lot on
wooled slaughter lambs $17.25-18.00, late sales delivered basis, others FOB. Good 7701C feeder
mostly $17.75-18.00. Few loads Choice and Prime heifers 320.00 delivered. Choice 429U heifer
98-10,5. shorn lambs $16.75. Utility to mostly calves 127.'F,), FOB.
Good 120-130# wooled slaughter ewes $6.75. Slaughter lambs: Idaho Choice and
Western Kansas: Few loads Choice and Prime 102- Prime 98-110,# wooled $18.00-18.50, mostly $18.25.
106# wooled slaughter lambs sold off wheat Oregon Choice and Prime 114# wooled $17.25.
$17.50-17.75. Shorn No. 1-2-3 pelt 100-18i $17.25-18.25 with
sales $18.00-18.25 delivered California, balance
NEW NEXICO WEST TEXAS WESTERN OKLAHOMA Oregon and Washington.


SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Clear, mild
days, cold nights, few light snow flurries but
moisture insignificant. Insufficient supply
available for immediate delivery along with the
holiday season restricting area trading. Prices
steady on 38 loads slaughter cattle and around
1,700 stockers and feeders. Eleven loads Good
to mostly Choice 1075-11)86- slaughter steers
$26.50 delivered; 2 loads Good and Choice 14'., 1
24.buJ; 17 loads Good with few Choice 1050-1135-
$25.' J.'-25.5L', part for delivery last of January;
load Standard and Good 960# mixed yearlings
$21.75; 3 loads Standard and Good '9u0, heifers
$22.60; 1,200 Good 550-57S D stock steers ,23.5,-
24.00; 3 5 Good and Choice 550# for March de-
livery $25.00; small lots Good and Choice 600-
5-'j,' heifer 'yearlings 12.i3-j-.0'; 100 Good
jbJ:, heifer calves 323. 0j; part load Choice 3o0/;
steer calves 387.50 per head.
Amarillo Area Other than scattered light
snow in northern part of the Panhandle at mid-
week. The weather was clear and mild. Livestock
again rking rapid gains and diminishing all


MONTANA, 5'OFTHEFN WTOiflJG AND FTSTE'Pj
DAK,"TA Trading during the holiday week was
generally slow on all classes. Slauphter steers
closed 25-500 higher; cows fully steady to
strong. Volume of calves confirmed too small
for accurate test of trends but few sales fully
steady. Slaughter lambs closed strong. Cat-
tle: Southern Montana Around 200 high-Good
to mostly Choice 1100-11750 slaughter steers
$24.50-25.00. Southwestern Montana: 30 Good
to mostly Choice purebred hereford stock cows
$200.00 each. Northern Wyoming: 210 Medium
and Good 74i-E7"' feeding cows $13.50-14.5'.
Calves: Southwestern Montana Load high-Good
and Choice 445' heifers $25.50. Northern Wy-
oming: 90 mostly Choice mixed calves, steers
310# J'..5C, heifers 24*0 O2*.,,. Sheep:
Northern Wyo'iinp 625 Choice wooled slaughter
lambs, around l,5-11' $17.50 d.lliverad: 950
Good to mostly 7h'ice 108-115d slaughter lambs
15.75-16. 25; 800 Good and Choice *--5 ewe
lambs '17.00 each.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
....-... .. l -if De~ 5 : "- and &' "
Market Dec. '1 : Jan. 2 ~ Dec. 31 5 Jan. 2 Dec. 31 : Jan. 2 1 Dec. 31 Jan. 2
: 1960 s 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960
Chicago ................ 33,759 38,011 157 294 33,319 41,493 5,716 9,713
Cincinnati ............. 2,270 2,859 316 307 9,571 12,662 774 571
Denver ............., 4,398 6,825 100 207 3,279 3,531 4,210 7,428
Fort Worth .......... 2,589 5,535 507 1,793 930 1,101 3,458 3,272
Indianapolis ......... 4,245 5,982 300 328 27,134 35,356 2,929 6,544
Kansas City ....0...... 13,973 15,715 380 461 13,030 16,997 5,004 2,935
Oklahoma City ......... 3,043 4,225 423 515 1,649 2,255 532 942
Omaha .................. 29,161 29,997 297 126 40,587 48,267 11,433 10,690
St. Joseph ............. 13,930 13,059 272 266 22,369 31,338 6,811 5,051
St. Louis NSY ..,...... 11,449 12,093 1,228 1,231 50,566 62,758 7,526 6,343
Sioux City ............ 22,429 21,565 370 362 38,873 41,972 9,495 9,319
S. St. Paul ........., 15,524 17,434 6,801 6,934 46,245 56,982 12,630 11,320
Total .................. 156,770 173,300 11,151 12,824 287,552 354,712 70.518 74,128
Dec. 24, 1960....... 197,133 18,350 295,397 68,917
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Dec. 31, 1960 Dec. 24, 1960 Jan. 2, 1960
Hogs ..... 336,000 368,000 372,000
Sheep .... 30,000 34,000 20,600

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
--- -- ------ -- ---- week ended -

: 1960 : 1960 : 1959 :
Steers 1001# up ............ 1,316 804 663
901-1000 ............ 1,299 1,789 1,104
801-900 ............. 1,859 3,655 2,011
701-800 ............. 1,062 4,582 1,598
501-700 ............. 3,276 9,427 2,991

Total steers 10 markets ...... 8,812 20,257 8,367
Av. wts. ...... 797# 725# 775#
Av. cost* $ .... $23.41 $23.62 $22.21
" Chicago ......... 23.43 23.71 22.93
" Kansas City ..... 23.07 23.16 22.12
i Omaha ........... 23.31 235.59 22.67
n n S. St. Paul ..... 21.63 21.79 20.74
n Sioux City ...... 24.69 24.99 235.53
Denver .......... 24.58 24.41 --
Ft. Worth ....... 22.68 22.56 23.17
Oklahoma City ... 21.81 22.29 21.43
S. St. Joseph ... 22.49 22.55 20.99
St. Louis NST ... 22.29 23.01 21.10
Total calves 10 markets .... 6,503 17,292 3,747
heifers .... 1,284 3,267 1,664
cows .... 487 1,640 437

Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
: : "-- Si : -
"a aaS. St.. .*Sioux S. St. Indian-* Ft. Okla. San
Week ended :Chicago City maha Lo ou: ap :Denver: Worth ity WichitaAntonio

Stockers and feeders
Dec. 30, 1960 2 52 8 6 9 22 5 8 5 55 50 49 60
Dec. 25, 1960 2 44 12 7 11 45 5 10 24 60 65 51 60
Dec. 31, 1959 2 55 12 8 6 16 2 8 9 45 40 32 50

Slaughter cows
Dec. 530, ]960 5 9 8 7 12 6 20 17 22 30 15 21 15
Dec. 23, 1960 5 9 10 8 15 7 20 15 40 25 17 24 15
Dec. 31, 1959 5 8 6 5 9 4 14 12 20 15 11 15 20








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER ./

S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
ber of head by grades (pounds) .dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --------
r Week ended
: Dec. 2l ~Dec. l--Dec. I"Dc sDTY"'cD I"TDec "-1~;9Dc .9-t~-D'ec7'"I
: 1960 : 1959 s 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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.....


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


3,982
15,084
4,869
690


3,089
19,354
4,561
654


16.1
60.9
19.6
2.8


CHICAGO
11.1
69.6
16.4
2.4


-- 40 -- .1
144 117 .6 .4
24,769 27,815
OMAHA
--------------------

126 280 .9 1.9~
7,100 6,187 49.5 42.9
6,589 7,293 45.9 50.6
381 585 2.6 4.1
157 73 1.1 .5
14.353 14,418
sioux cIT!
150" 15~ 1.3 "fl4
5,869 7,173 53.1 64.0
4,629 3,465 41.9 30.9
298 363 2.7 3.2
111 59 1.0 .5


1,238
1,174
1,109
986

1,009
1,165


1,258
1,161
1,087
1,046
1,427
1,042
1,157


28.00
26.79
25.32
22.79

20.54
26.60


1,180 1,212 27. 06
1,162 1,160 25.73
1,143 1,164 23.99
1,088 1,161 20.86
1,075 1,096 19.74
1,151 1,163 24.77

1,194 1,T99 27.47"
1,176 1,160 26.07
1,131 1,112 24.36
1,131 1,094 21.70
1,066 1,034 20.06


11,057 11,218 1,155 1,143 25.21
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1,008
4,431
541

94
6,078


1,207
2,726
1,238

208
5,379


42
2,112
4,023
553


0
16.5
73.0
9.0


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30.8
58.6
8.0


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137 1.5 2.0
6,867
- -- -- -ST. TbUIi ST -


5
461
2,051
1,693

131
4,341


22.4
50.7
23.0

3.9


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10.6
47.3
39.0

3.0


948
1,109
1,130
1,100


1,207
1,167
1,131
1,130


27.25
26.12
24.32
20.89


1,053 1,201 18.81
1,123 1,144 24.24


1,106
1,071
971

846
1,047


1,203
1,075
1,135
1,052

1,001
1,092


26.06
24.51
22.01

18.97
24.07


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


43
2,605 2,651
4,164 3,125
336 994
--- 32
7,105 6,845


i.7 38.7
3.6 45.7
.7 14.5


1,143
1,129
1,111


1,098
1,140
1,147
1,110


.5 -- 1,045
1,133 1,138


-- 27.00
25.88 24.67
23.92 22.50
20.81 19.66
16.28
24.50 22.94


Prime..... -- --- -- --- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 468 1,169 54.1 56.3 1,201 1,182 25.82 25.73
Good........... 359 840 41.5 40.4 1,205 1,180 24.47 24.16
Standard....... 38 45 4.4 2.2 1,074 1,194 20.60 19.739
Utility....... -- 23 -- 1.1 -- 1,157 -- 17.00
All gra0cs..... 8t5 2,077 1,197 1,181 25.05 24. 6
I/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


27.10
25.32
23.43
21.63
20.81
18.08
25.13


26.96
25.36
23.09
19.51
16.95
23.97

- 25 .34--
24.85
25.24
20.44
18.27
24.22

27.62
24.49
22.74
19.52

17.28
22.95


26.50
25.26
23.44
20.91

18.03
22.54


--


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

-- - I- -cgt-le : "CalveW t ~ -, ~- t Sheep and lambs
City or Area 3 Dec.31 t Jan. 2 : Dec.31 : Jan. 2 Dec. 31 z Jan. 2 : Dec. 31 ,Jan. 2
1960 % 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 1960 2 1960 s 1960

Boston, New York City Area... 9,802 11,774 6,084 6,946 44,168 45,083 35,323 36,008
Baltimore, Philadelphia...... 6,993 6,575 1,325 1,262 26,156 23,375 3,710 3,618
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 15,100 15,719 2,552 2,901 100,413 129,697 13,191 15,148
Chicago Area................ 13,468 17,189 6,419 6,014 36,039 27,963 5,929 5,018
St. Paul-Wise. Areas......... 22,172 24,206 18,852 19,241 99,310 121,503 19,939 13,896
St. Louis Area............... 9,333 8,802 1,320 911 54,869 75,680 5,417 6,034
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area... 18,501 21,070 -- 92,542 91,205 15,996 23,504
Omaha Area.-................... 31,795 31,653 105 55 67,309 86,851 17,613 13,483
Kansas City................ 11,823 12,781 -- -- 30,202 42,378 -- -
Iowa So. Minnesota......... 27,207 26,759 7,587 8,114 260,858 287,395 37,213 27,356
Lou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's.... 4,011 4,894 1,650 1,577 38,567 54,117 --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 6,149 4,022 2,460 843 21,092 20,172 -- -
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City. 15,513 16,653 609 738 41,540 53,374 8,647 9,408
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 6,337 6,472 2,161 3,385 11,709 13,676 9,097 10,473
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 15,011 15,221 50 196 11,739 16,773 17,809 28,476
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 22,806 19,357 1,084 856 21,335 22,081 21,684 27,124
Portland, Seattle, Spokane... 6,247 5,556 114 153 11,941 13,336 2,483 2,436

Total...................... 242,268 248,703 52,372 53,192 969,789 1,124,659 214,051 221,982
Accumulation to date.... 15,913,332 3,656,201 57,376,653 12,741,118
14,527,563 3,424,996 60,199,045 11,990,317



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
a P orrt Lamb T
S Beef Veal :(excl. lard) : and umutton Total Total
Week ended I- -T -: 7 meat lard
i ber : ber t Prod ber : : ber : Prd p prod.
-------------------------------i lw----l^ --^ 1 -T-'- 1J 1--
1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. mil.lb. mil.lb.
Dec. 31, 1960 ................ 290 175.2 75 8.3 1,120 153.2 240 11.5 72 --
Dec. 24, 1960 ........... 355 213.4 105 11.3 1,330 184.2 235 11.3 420.2 --
Dec. 10, 1960 ............. 398 116 -- 1,456 -- 293 -- -- 47.3
Jan. 2, 1960 ........... 289 174.7 77 8.7 1,280 173.1 241 11.9 368.4 42.8

Percentage change from:

Dec. 24, 1960 ................ -18 -18 -29 -27 -16 -17 2 2 -17 -
Jan. 2, 1960 ................ 0 0 -3 -5 -12 -12 0 -3 -5 --

t ---------- Average weigh 1 rd
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs / an heep bs yield
V :. and lambs per
: Lve :Dressed : L1ve-: bees T i-7e. Dres-ed- : -v 7T Dras e : 100 lb.
Dec. 31, 1960 ................ 1050 604 200 111 240 137 101 48
Dec. 24, 1960 ................ 1045 601 195 108 243 138 100 48 -
Dec. 10, 1960 ................ 1035 595 195 109 247 141 100 48 --
Jan. 2, 1960 ................ 1062 604 203 113 237 135 102 49 14.1
1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.

ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION
BY WEEKS, NOVEMBER 1960
"ct- ~ ~ c e ~ ~ ~ Bos ~ TSepand iab" TT T a Larn
Week : Av. Nm : Av v 7 Av. e ~ : Tv. 2 Total : Yield :
ended : b s dr. S Prod. Ner-: dr. : Prod. s -s dr. : Prod. "er: dr. : Prod. : meat : per : Prod.
bet I Vt. : r Wt. : :ber :wt./-: :/ r I wt. : prod. 00 _lb.:
1,000 lb. mil.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.1b. mil.1b. lb. mil.b.
Nov. 5 407 576 254.6 123 110 15.5 1,546 140 187.9 280 48 13.3 449.3 15.0 41.8
12 584 575 220.2 116 110 12.8 1,526 141 186.5 271 47 12.8 452.3 12.5 59.6
19 566 582 2135.2 121 107 15.0 1,305 142 184.5 261 48 12.4 423.1 12.8 40.8
26 515 590 184.9 91 108 9.8 1,083 145 154.5 249 47 11.8 561.0 14.5 57.9
Dec. 5 596 595 235.8 121 107 15.0 1,470 144 211.2 505 48 14.5 474.5 12.8 46.6

'/ Excludes lard.







CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
------------ 7------ -- -------------- -^----------- aj^gp -
: :. North
S Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland

Classification Dec. Jan. Dec. Jan. Dec. Jan. Dec. : Jan. :Dec. : Jan.
31 2 31 2 31 2 31 2 :31 2
1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 1960 :1960 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


28.00
28.05
27.00
26,53
24.75
22,34


25.88

21.62


15.91
15.47
14.38)
12.56)


27.06
27.19
25.69
25.31
23.44
20.84


--
22.81
19.81


16.52
15.66
14.47


18.62 21.78
18.97 20.81


24.50
22.50
18.50


29.50
27.50
23.50


26.38
26.12
23.97
20.75


25.12
22.62
19.75


16.00
14.88
13.88)
12.62)


16.62
16.88


21.50
19.75
17.75


24.25
21.31
18.75


25.66
25.41
22.50
19.62


24.75
21.84
19.00


16.59
15.31
12.91


27.38
27.28
26.16
25.90
24.00
21.34


25.62
23.59
21.12


15.56
14.44
13.12)
12.00)


27.12
27.09
25.62
25.12
22.84
19.66


24.94
22.12
19.19


16.72
15.47
13.62


25.91
25,91
23.16
20.00


25.30
22.91
19.50



16.00
14.12)
12.62)


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18.50 17.50 19.38 18.75


24.00
22.25
19.50


27.50
25.50
21.50


23.00
20.75
17.50


24.50
23.00
20.50


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.62
24.50
21.50


Heifers -
Choice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


26.75
24.50
20.75


25.50
23.75
20.25


26.00
23.31
20.25


26.34
24.31
21.12


-- 22.88 22.75 23.75
-- -- 19.75 19.00 20.75


26.88
24.50
20.75


25.88
24.00
21.25


24.38 23.58
21.00 21.50


- -- 15.50 16.00 15.00 13.25 16.00



26.50 26.50 28.50 30.25 29.00


-- -- 23.25 24.00 25.00 27.00 26.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


23.55
21.00


17.00


26.25
25.81
22.75
19.00


25.00
22 25
19.00


17.88
16.50
14.50


26.00

24.62
21.75



22.62
19.75


16.50
15.00
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27.00
26.62
25.00
22.25



23.25
21.25


17.25
15.75
13.00


-- -- 19.25
20.38 19.25 20.00


22.75
19.75


28.50
26.50
22.50



23.25
20.00
18.50


20.75
17.50


29.50 24.50


26.25 22.00


--
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22.25


31.38
28.50
24.50



24.00
22.50
19.75


22.50
19.50


24.75


23.75


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........................-........-.. ....... -.................-..... .......... -............--
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. ss Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
--------------------------S----------------------------- ---------------- --------I..
AVERAGE COSifc T Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec.51,1960 17.47 17.44 17.47 17.37 17.08 17.49 17.10 17.76 17.36
and Dec.24,lrn, 17.63 17.67 17.26 17.17 17.06 17.36 17.12 17.86 17.38
gilts Jan. 2,1960 11.69 12.07 11.98 12.18 11.90 12.14 11.80 12.19 11.99
Dec.31,1960 13.00 13.51 13.25 13.44 12.85 13.30 13.35 13.45 13.27
Sows Dec.24,1960 12.91 13.34 12.91 13.10 12.73 13.06 12.88 13.07 13.02
Jan. 2,11',7" 8.93 9.18 8.62 9.43 9.41 9.48 8.80 8.71 9.11
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec.31,1960 233 225 233 -'241 240 231 229 226 232
and Dec.24,1960 229 221 229 240 241 230 230 227 231
gilts Jan. 2,1960 234 219 230 236 237 225 229 228 229
Dec.3 1,1960 443 404 443 444 438 424 429 459 435
Sows Dec.24,1960 444 394 437 439 439 418 421 458 430
Jan. 2,1960 450 413 426 439 446 404 415 434 430
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec.531,1960 24912 44019 11519 33589 33659 19376 37188 22815 227077-
and Dec.24,1960 25441 46802 13852 33747 32390 23364 33916 21827 231339
gilts Jan. 2,1960 31889 56448 15437 41791 36890 27003 46493 30660 286611
Dec"3, T60 628 2'- 916 '"'44"69 3463 1859 3117 2603 22693
Sows Dec.24,1960 2987 4251 1211 5566 3505 2171 3467 2585 25543
Jan. 2,1960 4070 4601 1031 4296 2675 2181 3174 2959 24987
SOWS Percentage of total
sos *------------------------------------------^-Y---------- --------
Dec.31,1960 11 7 """7 "f2" 9 9 8 10 9
Dec.24,1960 11 8 8 14 10 9 9 11 10
Jan. 2,1960 11 8 6 9 7 7 6 9 8
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS. CHICAGO
----------------- ------------ ------------------ ro read
Hog products 1/ j Hog prices ? : or margr 3/
Dec. 31, 1960 $19.92 $18.08 $1.84
Dec. 24, 1960 20.02 18.44 1.58
a 196.1........4.74 12.28 2.46
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted 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.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn. Hog-corn
Week ended ;Its 1/ No. 3, yellow 2/1 price ratio
DolFars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Dec. 31, 1960 17.47 108.2 16.1
Dec. 24, 1960 17.63 103.6 17.0
Jan. 2, 1 V." 11.69 112.7 10.4
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple avprare.













SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds

Kansas Fort North
Classification Chicago: Omaha City Worth Denver Ogden Port-
S: land


DAUGHTER LAMBSs


(Wooled) -


Prime Dec. 51, 1960
Jan. 2, 1960
Choice Dec. 51, 1960
Jan._ 2,1960
Good Dec. 51, 1960
Jan. 2, 1960


110# down
18.41

17.91
18.54


-- 17.94


17.50
L8.50


17.00
18.58


-- -- 18.00


16.75
17.54


17.55 16.75 17.58
17.97 17.51 17.75


16.58 16.12 16.58 16.25 16.50 15.75 16.50
17.47 17.62 17.50 17.16 17.47 16.69 17.00


EWES: (Wooled) All vts.


od and Dec. 51, 1960
Choice" Jan. 2, 1960
ill and Dec. 51, 1960
Utility Jan. 2, 1960
ER LAMBS All ;ts.
od and Dec. 51, 1960
Choice Jan. 2, 1960


5.75
4.75
5.50
4.19


5.88
5.50
5.25
4.12


-- 16.00
- 17.00


5.00
4.25
4.19
5.50


-- 6.50
-- 5.50*
6.62 5.58
6.25* 5.75*


4.50
4.50
3.75
5.00


-- 15.75 16.50 15.50
- 14.94 -- 15.58


4.88
5.25
3.62
5.75

14.62
14.75


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WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Clearance was the major
concern of most wholesalers at New York. Oper-
ators in most instances were faced with a labor
strike as management and union representatives
continued negotiations in an effort to agree
on a new labor contract effective first week of
January. During the pre-New Year week, trading
was generally slow with steer ribs, pork Bos-
ton butts and fresh skinned hams moving best
into retail channels. Despite rather slew
movement, clearances were mainly complete as
supplies were below normal in most sales cool-
ers.
Steer beef sold steady; cow beef steady to
$1.00 higher, the upturn recorded in instances
at Philadelphia. Quotations for veal and calf
were unchanged at New York while the trend was
$1.00-3.00 higher for veal at Philadelphia.
Lamb prices were steady to $1.00 higher
mostly 50#-$1.00 higher; pork loins closed $1.00-
2.00 lower at New York and steady at Philadel-
phia; Boston butts were $1.00-2.00 up; spare-
ribs steady to $1.00 higher; bulk sales for
fresh skinned hams averaged steady, but were
very uneven.
Kosher steer forequarters sold steady, while
kosher lamb foresaddle prices were mostly $1.00
lower.

CHICAGO Fresh meat supplies for the short
holiday week were moderate but adequate for
trade needs. Choice carcasses were most numer-
ous in the beef and lamb divisions, bulk lamb
in the 55-65# range. Carcass beef trading was
only moderately active with buying interests
preferring various primal cuts for the most
part. Beef ribs and rounds met fairly broad
outlets as did loins at the outset, however,
loin movement slowed as the week progressed.
Chuck trade mostly slow for delivery in the cur-
rent week, however, volume accounts were fairly
aggressive on chucks for delivery after the
holiday and prices were steady to slightly
higher. Veal prices went unchanged for the
second straight week in a moderately active
trade. All interests were aggressive for lamb
hindsaddles and legs, while stews and shoulders
were very slow and some were carried over. Bos-
ton butts most wanted item in the fresh pork
division, loins and spareribs mostly slow.
Compared to the previous Friday: Beef and
veal unchanged; lamb mostly $1.00 higher; pork
loins 8-16# 500-$1.00 higher; Boston butts
4-8# and spareribs 3# and down 50 higher.

PACIFIC COAST Curtailed slaughtering
during the holiday period brought supplies more
in balance with demand and generally strength-
ened prices on dressed meats. Most wholesalers
and retailers attempted to keep their end of
year inventories at a minimum. Early trad-


ing was rather slow, but more active later for
the products to be delivered after January 1.
Steer and cow beef sold strong to $1.00
higher; calf and veal mostly steady to strong,
except strong to $2.00 higher in San Francisco.
Lamb was steady in California but steady to
$1.00 higher in the northwest. Pork was gen-
erally steady in the northwest; smoked pork
steady to $1.00 lower in California with hams
off $2.00 in Los Angeles; fresh pork steady
to $1.00 higher in Los Angeles and strong to
$3.00 higher in San Francisco.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughtering cen-
ters in Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and in
the Interior Iowa-So. Minnesota Area--(Prices
FOB Plant Basis).
Price trends on beef were mixed but gen-
erally showed a moderate decline in uneven trad-
ing. The bearishness resulting from the un-
settled labor conditions existing at the New
Tork wholesale center. Supplies of most classes
were somewhat below normal. Demand was gener-
ally moderate with clearance only fair. The
exception cow beef where demand was good and
clearance complete.
Choice steer steady to 75# lower, Good
largely steady instances 75# higher; Choice
heifer largely steady, Good steady to 500 low-
er; cow beef steady to mostly 50# higher; lamb
50-75# higher; pork loins largely $1.00 lower;
fresh hams steady to 75# lower; pork butts
mostly steady; pork sides 15-40# lower.
Closing prices: Choice 600-700# steer
carcasses $41.50-43.00, instances $43.25; Choice
700-800# $40.50-42.25; Good 600-700# $39.00-
41.00, high-Good $41.25-42.25; Good 700-800#
$38.00-40.50, few carlots $41.50. Choice 500-
700# heifer carcasses $40.25-41.00, Good $38.00-
40.00; Utility cow beef $27.50-29.00, instances
$30.00 in the eastern section. Choice includ-
ing some Prime 45-55# lamb largely $355.00-36.25;
pork loins 8-12# $42.00-43.50. Fresh hams 12-
14# $43.00-45.00, 14-16# $59.00-41.00. Pork
butts 4-8# largely $33.00-54.00; U. S. 1, 2 and
3 135-155# pork carcasses $24.85-25.75, 155-
1755 $24.50-25.50.

CARLOT SUMMAPY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Labor contract negotiations
involving meat handlers at New York tended to
slow carlot meat trading. Steer beef sold 50O-
$1.00 lower at Chicago, steady at Denver,
steady to 50# lower at New York, and weak to
$1.00 off at Philadelphia; heifer beef mainly
steady; cow beef 50#-$1.50 higher; lamb un-
evenly steady to $1.00 higher except $2.00-2.50
up at Philadelphia; pork loins $1.00-1.50 higher
at Chicago but $1.00-2.00 lower at Philadelphla.







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

C New York Chicago : San Francisco I Los Angeles
Classification --------------- -
t Dec. 31: Jan. 2 S Dec. 31: Jan. 2 : Dec. 31 : Jan. 2 : Dec. 31: Jan. 2
t 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1960 t 1960


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800#
600-700
700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Cured pork -
Hams, amk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


45.25
46.00
45.25
42.75
43.50


59.00
52.50
45.00


48.00
44.75
43.12
42.50
42.88


61.00
48.50
44.00


45.25
43.75
43.50
43.50

43.50
43.50
41.75

55.00
52.00
46.50


40.19 40.12 39.17
39.69 38.12 39.17


48.25
40.00
41.25


38.25
31.75
34.25


51.00 41.50

47.50 35.00


46.25
37.33
36.33


42.50
40.75
39.50
39.50


52.50
47.00
41.50


37.56

36.00
26.50
32.50


41.83
40.75
40.83
39.83

40.00
38.50




50.00

39.50
39.50

50.67
40.83
43.13


43.25
41.50
42.50
40.50


55.00


38.50

40.00
36.00
37.00


41.25
39.92
40.00
38.58

41.00
39.50
39.25


42.81
41.12
41.75
40.12


41.00 37.50
41.00 37.50


47.33
41.50
39.50


37.88
32.91
34.88


51.25 46.25 55.00 51.50 52.17 48.94

53.25 39.00 54.00 39.00 52.50 39.50


33.00 29.50 33.00 30.25 32.50 30.00 33.00 29.00
16.50 12.50 14.50 11.50 17.17 15.50 15.62 13.75


BULK PRICES CAHLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DECEMBER 30, 1960
P Pri--,e+ paTd-F OB Fr Tcas'dclT1yvezd
Classification 4 Price! p. 4. 4.5-45.0 -- 4 hl0-40a
hteer S0ed--0 --- ---- 4-_----- -------------------c. -45 -
Choice 600-700# 42.50-43.00 42.00-42.50 42.25-42.50 44.50-45.00 44.50-45.00


Good


Heifer beef -


Choice 500-600#
600-700
Good 500-600
600-700
Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-45#4
45-55
55-65
Choice 55-45
45-55
55-65
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1#


41.50-42.00
40.50-41.00
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.00-40.50

41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50

28.50-29.50
29.50-30.00

37.00-37.50
36.00-37.00
34.00-34.50
37.00-37.50
36.00-37.00
34.00-34.50


41.00-41.50
40.00

41.00


42.00
40.25-40.50



29.50-30.50


35.75-36.25
34.50-36.00
32.00-35.00
35.75-36.25
34.50-36.00
32.00-35.00


40.75-41.25
39.75-40.25

40.25-40.75
39.50-40.25

40.50-40.75
40.50-40.75
38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50

27.50-28.50
28.00-29.00


35.25
33.25

35.25
33.25


44.00
42.50-43.00
42.50-43.50
42.00-43.00
41.50-42.50


38.00-40.00
38.00-39.50
36.00-37.00
38.00-40.00
38.00-39.50
36.00-37.00


43.00-44.00 -- 42.50-43.00


43.50-44.00
42.50-43.00

40.00-43.00
40.00-42.50


43.00-43.50



29.50-31.50
30.50-31.50

40.00-41.00
38.50-39.50
36.00-37.50
40.00-41.00
38.50-39.50
36.00-37.50

45.00-45.50


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








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading for greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market was at a stand-
still during the holiday week with price
trends untested.
There was a small volume of pulled
wools sold at about steady prices while
scoured shorn wools and noils for the wool-
en trade were slow to move with price trends
untested. Trading in the domestic primary
areas was slow while awaiting the turn of
the new year.
All the Dominion markets were closed
for the holiday recess while trade in
Montevideo was very slow. A small volume
of carpet type wools sold in Buenos Aires.
Fleece Wools There was a limited
amount of trading for quarter-blood fleeces.
Territory Wools Practically no sales
were made in the Territory Wools.
Texas Wools The last sale of twelve
months wool in Texas ranged from $1.12-1.14
for average wools.
Mohair Occasional Original bag clips
were sold in Texas at 861 for adult and
2.Jt! for kid mohair to the warehouse.
Mohair dealers estimated approximately
750,000 pounds of mohair remain unsold in
Texas
Foreign Wools With all Dominion mar-
kets closed for the year-end recess, descript-
ions of Foreign wool type used in these re-
ports follow: Australian average spinners
best topmaking warp fleeces: Type 55-64/70s;
warp and half-warp: Type 61-64/70s ; 62-64s;
65-60/64s. Good to average length good top-
making fleeces: Type 77-64/70s; 78-64s; 79-
60/64s; 80-60s. Good cross-bred combing
fleeces free or nearly free: Type 421 -
60-64s; 422 60s; 423 58s; 424 56s
and 425 50s. Good average cross-bred
combing fleeces, free or nearly free: Type
431 60/64s; 452 60s; 433 58s; 434 -
56s and 435 50s. "B" Types contain up to
3 percent seed and/or burr.
South Africa
Spinners style aerinos
by type


12 mos.
12 mos.
10-12 mos.
9-11 mos.
8-10 mos.
7-9 mos.
7-9 mos.
6-8 mos.
6-8 mos.
6 mos.


64/70s
64s
64/70s
64/70s
64/70s
64/70s
64s
64/70s
64s
64/70s


New Zealand
Good average style carding
fleece by type
65 58/60s
72 58s
79 56/58a
86 56s
95 50/568
834 52s
100 50s
107 48/50s
114 46/50s
121 48s
128 46/488


Carpet Wools Greasy New Zealand
carpet fleece wools sold for Feb-Mar.
shipment at 740 clean fibers present.
There were occasional small sales of
spot Near Eastern colored wools at
40-45# clean fibers present. Greasy
Buenos Aires November second clip wools
were sold at 71#-75f clean fibers
present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic


58/60s 2-24" light tinge
56/58s li-21" white
56/58s 1-2" light gray


$1.04
1.02
.80


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
58s 2-2j" burry $.94
Greasy Pulled Foreign
(Clean basis)
Arg. 44s 5-7" choice 760 (in bond)
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops
was slow. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.81 .75
64s 1.75 1.69
62s 1.69 1.61
60s 1.64 1.52
58/60s 1.60 1.47


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS -
Dec. 29, 1960(Furnished by the Wool
Assoc. of the New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.454
May wool tops 1.454
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.126
May wool 1.126
64s grade 24" ave. stretched length


















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CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUTTGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION 1i


3 Number (000 omitted)
'* .Jan.-.
: Nov. Oct. Nov. Nov.
: 1960 1960 1960 1959
* : 196 :


3 Percent
So Oc Jan.-:
Nov. Oct. *. Nov. Nov.
1960 1960 1960 : 1959


Cattle:
Steers ...........
Heifers..........
Cows .............
Bulls and Stags..
Total 2/..........
Canners & Cutters
Hogs:
Sows.............
Barrows and Gilts
Stags and Boars..
Total 2/J.........
Sheep and Lambs:
Lambs L Yearlings
Sheep............
Total 2/.........


790
372
442
21
1,625
244


479
5,205
23
5,707

1,120
72
1,192


882
395
445
24
1,746
246


389
4,996
22
5,407

1,249
104
1,553


9,771
5,752
4,042
254
17,839
1,962


5,127
54,987
287
60,401

12,116
805
12,921


750
325
370
18
1,463
196


551
5,760
25
6,336

1,008
62
1,070


48.6
22.9
27.2
1.3
100.0
15.0


8.4
91.2
.4
100.0

94.0
6.0
100.0


50.5
22.6
25.5
1.4
100.0
14.1


7.2
92.4
.4
100.0

92.5
7.7
100.0


54.8
21.1
22.7
1.4
100.0
11.0


8.5
91.0
.5
100.0

95.8
6.2
100.0


IJ Based on reports from packers. 2/ Totals based on rounded numbers.
3/ Included in cattle classification.


PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


Steers
Region :
: Nov.


I 1960


N. Atlantic States...
S. Atlantic States...
N.C. States-Eastern..
N.C. States-N.Western
N.C. States-S.Western
S. Central States....


Pot.
73.2
38.7
44.5
50.1
57.7
32.2


Mountain States...... 25.1
Pacific States ....... 65.8


:1959
Pct.
72.6
42.3
43.7
51.8
59.2
36.8
35.4
65.0


s : : Bulls and :Canners &
: Heifers : Cows : Stage : Cutters,
: : s:all classes
t Nov. : Nov. : Nov. : Nov.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960: 1959


Pot.
2.9
6.8
15.3
28.8
19.7
9.5
45.5
13.9


Pct.
1.7
7.0
19.1
26.6
17.0
12.5
48.5
15.3


Pct.
23.1
51.3
38.0
20.0
22.2
56.4
28.3
18.7


Pet. Pet. Pet. Pct.
24.9 .8 .8 14.7
48.6 3.2 2.1 25.7
35.5 2.2 1.7 16.7
20.4 1.1 1.2 8.3
23.3 .4 .5 14.2
48.7 1.9 2.0 36.2


15.4
18.1


1.0
1.7


Pct.
12.7
21.7
21.6
11.0
10.0
26.6


.7 8.0 6.6
1.6 6.4 6.0


51.3
22.2
25.3
1.2
100.0
15.4


8.7
90.9
.4
100.0

94.2
5.8
100.0


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UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


-- -- ----------- -----------z---------f
No v ee : Percentage
November January November :Nov. 1960 of
m-m- - --- ---
: 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1ov. so-y.av
: : : : : 1959 -Nov. av.


Number slaughtered u
Cattle..........
Calves ..........
Hogs........... .
Sheep & lambs...
Average live weight:
Cattle..........
Calves..........


Hogs..
Sheep


under Federal
1,625
502
5,707
1,192
(pounds)
1,034.6


Average cost to packers: (dollars
Cattle........... 20.28
Calves.......... 19.47
Hogs............ 16.90
Sheep & lambs... 15.88
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds
Cattle.......... 56.6
Calves......... .0 55.7
Hogs 1/......... 76.2
Sheep-& lambs... 48.1
Lard per 100#... 12.9
Lard per animal. 31.4
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 585.6
Steers 2/....... 657.7
Heifers-2/...... 561.6
Cows 2/.7....... 487.4
S Calves.......... 109.0
Hogs............ 184.9
Sheep & lambs... 47.7
Condemnations: 5/(number of head)
Cattle.......... 5,920
Calves.......... 1,802
Hogs............ 9,970
Sheep & lambs... 6,157
Total dressed weight Excluding
Beef............ 947,871
Veal............ 54,491
Pork(carcass wt) 1,055,391 1,1
Lamb & mutton... 56,561
Total 4/........ 2,112,314 2,1
Pork, excl.lard 808,536 8
Lard production 5/178,840 2
Rendered pork fat 7,163


195.7


inspection:
1,462
438
6,337
1,070


1,0435.53


(thousands
17,818
4,808
60,401
12,922

1,030.9


200.3 211.9
240.9 238.3
98.1 98.7
per 100 pounds)
21.38 22.00
20.96 22.33
12.31 15.62
17.02 18.10
s live weight)
56.8 57.4
56.8 56.6
76.3 76.5
48.6 48.5
13.7 13.5
33.0 32.2


592.6
611.1
532.0
455.0
113.8
183.8
47.7

4,425
1,991
7,712
4,556


condemn
!63,706
49,667
63,355
50,800
27,528
76,741
08,587
8,186


591.7

g--

119.9
182.53
47.7

51,737
17,446
102,052
76,529
d: (+16sand
10,513,273
574,600
10,995,004
613,143
22,696,020
8,5532,948
1,942,660
78,527


of head)
15,906
4,419
61,739
12,284

1,044.0
208.9
239.4
98.8

24.14
26.16
14.58
18.91


57.5
57.1
76.6
48.6
14.0
33.6

600.7
--


119.2
183.5
48.0


48,053
18,743
93,758
55,817
s of pounds)
9,526,301
524,750
11,311,381
587,268
21,949,700
8,477,697
2,070,657
84,973


1rFSubtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/FA'so included with
cattle. 3/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded Eumbers. 5/ Includes
rendered Tork fat.


.......... 242.6
& lambs... 99.2


111
114
90
111

99
98
101
101

95
93
137
93


105
85
94
114

102
94
102
102

110
111
116
87


110
80
96
117
102
98
87
80


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CpO? ,CII. LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, NOVEMBER 1960 1/


Month and
period


Nov. 1960 ........
Nov. 1959 ........
Jan.-Nov. 19602/.
Jan.-Nov. 19592/.


Nov. 1960 ........
Nov. 1959 ........
Jan.-Nov. 1960 2/.
Jan.-Nov. 1959' /.


Cattle

:Federally Other Av*
'inspected con- Total live
: mercial weight
Thousand head Pounds
. 1,624.6 485.6 2,108.2 1,006
. 1,461.9 437.5 1,899.4 1,012
. 17,818.2 5,319.9 23,138.1 1,003
. 15,906.5 5,025.1 20,931.6 1,013


Hogs

5,707.1 1,086.2 6,793.3
6,5537.2 1,135.6 7,472.8
60,400.5 11,764.4 72,164.9
61,759.2 11,583.9 73,323.1


240
238
236
237


Calves

Federally Other Av.
inspected corn- Total live
mercial weight,
Thousand head Pounds
501.7 275.6 775.5 211
438.4 242.7 681.1 208
4,808.3 2,727.0 7,555.5 223
4,419.3 2,562.9 6,982.2 215


: Sheep and lambs
1,191.9 146.7 1,338.6 99
1,069.6 142.2 1,211.8 98
12,921.8 1,699.6 14,621.4 98
12,283.7 1,571.3 13,855.0 98


1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.


C'!-'TRrTL MEAT AND LARD PF.FUFUCfIC, UNITED STATES, NOVEMBER 1960 1/
Month and : Beef Veal P : Lamb : Total
_period -: I : 2 : and mutton : meat :
Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil.lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb.


Nov. 1960 ..... 1,188 91 956 63 2,298
Nov. 1959 ..... 1,080 80 1,028 57 2,245
Jan.-Nov. 1960. 13,191 944 9,899 692 24,726
Jan.-Nov. 1959. 12,073 849 10,006 660 23,588
1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
T/ Includes rendered pork fat.
Agricultural Estimates Division.


MF-AT. AND "`T F.ri- V.(rl T GRAfDi, OR ACCEPTED AS rCoFLYTNG WITH
SPECIFICATI'.i:--BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/


Grade


Nov.
1960


Beef
: Nov.
: 1959


Thous. pounds


Prime ...............
Choice ..............
Good ................
Standard ............
Commercial ..........
Utility .............
Cutter ..............
Canner ..............
Cull ...............


19,983
367,538
117,391
14,669
5,546
33,176
1,414
252


15,816
357,699
127,039
13,522
5,181
13,136
1,534
250


Veal and calf
Nov. Nov.
1960 1959
Thous. pounds
118 63
3,011 2,887
10,585 10,5359
2,852 1,705


: Lamb and mutton
: Nov. Nov.
: 1960 1959
Thous. pounds
3,221 179
21,150 17,841
511 2,119


14 274


Total ............. 559,971 534,177 16,559 15,116 24,877 20,422

Bull and stag beef .. 635 722
All other meats
and lard.......... o1,13k! 13,284

1/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for FradLyn
or acceptance.


Lard 3/

Mil. lb.


204
235
2,208
2,341







AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL I/
: Dec. : Nov. : Oct. : Dec. : Average
Commodity and unit : 15 : 15 : 15 : 15 t Jan. 1947-
1: 960 : 1960 : 1960 : 1959 : Dec. 1949

Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 16.20 16.60 16.90 11.30 21.90
All beef cattle 20.30 19.40 19.10 19.80 20.20
Cows 13.80 13.10 12.90 13.90 --
Steers and heifers ..;.1'' .20 21. =. 22.60 --
Calves 22.5r' 21.4r, 20.8', 23.10 22.RO
Sheep 5.29 4.81 4.. 5-.'0 9.15
Lambs 16.00 15. ,0 16. '. 16 .r. 21.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. .402 .3'90 .395 .4.' .460
Corn Per bu. .911 .866 .991 .959 1.64
Oats .565 .588 .597 .677 .852
Barley .859 .793 .84' .864 1. .7
Hay, all baled ton 21.'.' 20. 0 20.2' 21.90 22.40
Cottonseed 45.2'? 44.4C 42.60 39.10 71.60
Dec.
Hog-corn price ratio 3/ 1949-58
United States Bushel 17.8 19.2 17.1 11.8 1.
N. Central States 18.5 20.5 17.7 12.1 17.5
Iowa 18.. 22.0 17.7 1I.7.* --

Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 = 100) 7-4
All farm products 242 241 240 2.0 271
Feed grains and hay 141 156F 147 149 25,0
Neat animals 296 289 288 2- ?74
Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes, and wage rates 238 Z97 297 29e. 250
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
7/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment.
5/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.
Revised EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL i/

Adjusted i Fffective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit base : _basd_on d.aa_far_
: prices 2/ : Dec. 196.0 : Nov. 1960 : Dec. 1959

Hogs Per cwt. Dol ........ 7.14 21.30 21.20 21.60
Beef cattle ....... 7.92 2, 23..50 23.10
Calves ....... 8.75 26.10 26..C 25.40
Lambs ........ 8.55 25.5(0 25.4C 2^5..PO
Wool Per lb. ......... 4' .248 .751 .77. .719
Corn bu. ........ .545 1.6? 1.62 5' 1.71
Oats n n n ......... .281 .857 .8'.5 .865
Barley n U ........ .424 1.26 1.26 1.28
Cottonseed ton ....... 4. 22.40 66.80 6.6.50 66.8C0

/' Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section .71" (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949, 195d.
and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 191,:-14 derived from 120-month, January 1950-December 195'9 average (includ-
ing an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting
from price support operations) by dividing by 255 percent (the 120-month average of the Index of
Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed loans and other supple-
mental payments) unless otherwise noted.
3' Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and ind-res 'for months
indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for th following calendar
mon th.
4.' Adjusted base price 191:-14 derived from IC season average pric s 195'-59 i Including an allowance,
where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting from price support
operations).
5/ Transitional parity, nonbasic commodities 45 percent (.50C percent during 19591 if parity price com-
puted under formula in use prior to January 1, 1950.

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