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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY
AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULT MARKETING
U.S. DEPARTMENT W LTURE
WASHINOT : 0.0.
Vol. 29, No. 2 JAN 19i 1 January 1
Week ende "'annary 7 ,.,
Pag
Livestock Market Reviews. . .* 22
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) 25
Steer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) 26
Heifer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) 28


Stocker and Feeder Statistics .* . .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Cattle Prices (with monthly averages) ..
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .. .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices . .
Wool Market Review . . .
Special to this issue
Livestock and Meat Situation, January 1961 .


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SERVICE


0, 1961


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices advanced on most slaughter classes
under the influence of price upturns in the
dressed trade. The general price trend on
slaughter steers at midwest terminals was strong
to $1.00 higher with $1.00-2.00 upturns at Chi-
cago. Heifers closed 250-1.00 higher; cows 25-
750 higher. Stockers and feeders sold steady
to strong, instances 750 higher. Barrows and
gilts were uneven, steady to 25# lower at most
points; sows steady to 75# higher. Slaughter
lambs closed very uneven, steady to 75$ lower
at most terminals, however, Sioux City and St.
Paul showed a steady to 500 higher trend.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Receipts at
the 12 markets for the two Monday holiday-
shortened weeks were the smallest in two years.
The number of slaughter steers sold out of first
hands at the 7 markets at 50,655 head was the
smallest for any week since 1955 when such re-
cords were started. Very moderate supplies had
a decidedly bullish influence on trading and
prices advanced on most slaughter classes. Car-
cass steer and heifer prices reacted to the
small supplies and higher live cost to score
advances of $1.00-2.00 bringing the price of
Choice steer beef to the highest levels since
May at some ifolesale centers. Slaughter steers
closed unevenly strong to $1.00 higher, with a
large volume of sales 50#-1.00 up and bulk of
sales at Chicago $1.00-2.00 higher. In Chicago
the sharp advance brought most steers to the
highest levels since early last summer. Slaugh-
ter heifers were 250-1.00 higher. Cows sold
250-75# higher with advances of $1.00-1.50 in
Sioux City under the influence of a sharply
higher trend on cow beef. Bulls sold steady to
500 higher while vealers were $1.00-2.00 lower
in St. Paul and St. Louis. Slaughter steers
and heifers made up the bulk of the receipts at
most terminals with Good and Choice grades pre-
dominating. High-Choice and Prime steers and
heifers were in very limited supply, the per-
centage of Prime in the steer supply at Chicago
down from 16 percent the previous week to 14
percent for the week under review.
Bulk of the Choice and Prime 900-1400#
steers brought $25.50-29.50 in Chicago with
most sales at the close from $26.50-29.50 and
including 20 loads Prime 1100-1550# at $29.50.
At other points a few loads of mixed Choice and
Prime steers sold at $27.00-28.50 while bulk of
the high-Good and Choice brought $25.00-27.50
with some high-Choice and mixed Choice and Prime
950-1125# yearlings at $28.50-29.00 in Chicago.
Loadlots Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 1300-
1600# weights $24.75-28.00. Bulk of the Good
steers sold at $23.00-25.75. Mixed Choice and
Prime heifers went from $26.50-27.65 with
several loads to $28.00 in Chicago. Choice


heifers moved from $25.25-27.25 and Good
from $22.00-25.75. Utility and Commercial cows
cashed at $14.00-17.00, few $17.50; Canners
and Cutters $12.00-15.00, few $15.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
With marketing for the second consecutive week
interrupted by a Monday holiday, receipts of
stocker and feeder cattle and calves at termi-
nal markets continued rather limited. Medium
to low-Choice offerings predominated but a few
shipments of both calves and cattle were well
up in the Choice grade. As was the case the
previous week, year-end holiday activities
tended to curtail buyer attendance but demand
proved fully sufficient to absorb the limited
numbers. Prices at midwest terminals were
mostly steady to strong, instances 75# higher.
At southwestern markets prices were generally
strong to $1.00 higher. Feedlot operators
showed considerable interest in fleshy 950-
1050# steers and even though such kinds made
up a fairly large percentage of the overall
total receipts not many were returned to the
country due to the broad demand from slaughter
interest.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
bulked at $22.50-25.50, few under 900# up to
$26.00. At Kansas City Choice 1042# sold at
$25.10. Medium and low-Good feeder steers
brought $20.00-23.00. Several loads Choice
600-650# stock steers sold at $28.00-28.25,
few Choice and Fancy 500-583# $29.50-33.00.
Majority Good and Choice 550-750# steers cashed
from $23.00-26.75; Medium and low-Good $20.00-
24.50. Limited numbers of Good and Choice
yearling heifers sold from $22.00-24.50.
Several loads Choice and Fancy 446-490# steer
calves brought $32.15-55.50. Other Good and
Choice steer calves sold from $24.00-51.50 but
relatively few sold below $26.00. Good and
Choice heifer calves brought $22.00-28.50, 2
loads 468-500 carrying an end of Fancy $29.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts at
the 12 markets for the first week of the New
Year numbered 289,000 only little changed
from the previous week which also included a
Monday holiday, but fell around 152,000 short
of the same week a year ago, which had a full
marketing period. Supplies were predominantly
mixed grade U. S. No. 1-3 and 2-3 2uu-070G
barrows and gilts with an increased showing of
butchers over 25u11 at markets in the western
Ccrn Belt area. The average weight of barrows
and gilts at the 8 markets was 238#, compared
with 2324 the previous week and 2335 a year
earlier. Shipper demand was fairly broad for
both butchers and sows with some shipper orders
calling for butchers weighing up to Z607,







although the best demand centered on 19 -i5
offerings. Unevenness again characterized the
trade on hogs over 250# with many consignments
of the same weight and grade selling in a spread
of 50 and occasionally as much as 750-1.00.
Price trends also were uneven. After consider-
able fluctuation during the week prices on bar-
rows and gilts closed steady to 250 lower at
most terminals. At Sioux City, however, prices
were 250 higher, extremes 500 up while at St.
Louis and Indianapolis 230-300# weights ranged
steady to 504 higher. Sows closed steady to 754
higher, largely 25-50# up.
On Friday U. S. No. 1, and 1-2, 6u0-2Z0C-
barrows and gilts sold at $17.50-18.50, largely
$17.50-18.00. Mixed U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 180-
250# bulked at $16.75-17.75. U. S. 2-3, and U.
S. 5, 240-270# butchers sold in a wide range of
$16.00-17.50. U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows brought
$12.50-15.50, bulk $15.00-15.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 2ij-20'4 barrows and
gilts was 950 per cwt. based on wholesale car-
lot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago December
29 to January 4, 1961, inclusive.
Prices on feeder pigs advanced 25-50# at
Sioux City but closed steady to weak at St. Paul.
Good and Choice 130-170# feeder pigs brought
$16.00-17.00, few Choice $17.25 at Sioux City
while Good and Choice 130-160# sold at $17.00-
17.25 at St. Paul.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area for the week were around
5 percent more than the comparable period last
week, but 27 percent less than the corresponding
week last year which was a full marketing week.
Barrows and gilts closed unevenly steady to 250
higher; sows 400 higher, and comprised about 8
percent of total receipts. On Friday mixed U. S.
1-3 190-2 I' barrows and gilts sold from $16.40-
17.25 with a moderate supply U. S. 1-2 at :17.25-
17.50 and few $17.75. No. 1-3 ;.7' -'i sows
brought $15.25-15.30; 4 ,'u-S5'., $11.50-13.80.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Prices for slaughter
lambs declined early in the week under the
influence of fairly liberal marketing. How-
ever, higher prices for dressed lamb stimulated
trading on later rounds with some of the initial
downturns recovered. Price trends on slaughter
lambs were very uneven. At most points prices
closed steady to 750 lower with Fort Worth 500-
1.50 off. However, prices at Sioux City, St.
Paul and Denver and on wooled lambs at Kansas
City showed a steady to 500 higher trend.
Slaughter ewes were steady to strong. Feeder
lambs were steady to 500 higher, instances $1.00
up at Fort Worth.
Choice and Prime 85-113# wooled slaughter
lambs sold from $17.00-18.00 on the close, few
$18.25-18.75; several shipments of Choice and
Prime 110-125# wooled lambs $15.50-17.50. Good
and Choice 80-112# wooled lambs $15.50-17.50
mainly $16.00-17.50. Utility and Good $12.50-
16.00. Choice and Prime 85-115# shorn slaughter
lambs with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts brought


$16.00-17.00, sparingly 17.00-17.50; Good
and Choice .:.I. ..75. Cull to Choice
wooled slaughter ewes R4.00-7.50, few Cull
-2.b.1i-3.50.
Good and Choice 65-811 feeder lambs sold
from 16.00-17.50 including Choice i' feeders
at $17.50; part deck Choice 7.- feeders $18.00
at St. Paul. Choice .'- -. feeders 4.1'.75-
17.00 at Sioux City. Medium and Good feeder
lambs $13.00-16.00. A few Choice 8i-44' shorn
feeder lambs brought $16.50-17.00.
Pcc.--ipt of sheep and lambs in the In-
terior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area at 41,500
head were 58 percent more than the previous
week and 29 percent more than a year earlier.
Demand was fairly good throughout the week.
Nooled slaughter lambs were steady to strong,
instances $1.00 higher; shorn lambs were fully
steady, instances 250 higher. Slaughter ewes
closed mainly steady, instances 500 higher.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to p -3'--.in
plants brought $17.00-17.50; limited volume
high-yielding lambs $17.75-18.00; Choice and
Prime 105-11-- 116.00-17.25. Good and choice
80-11u'.. wooled lambs $16.00-17.00. Choice
and Prime 80-105? shorn lambs with No. 1 and
fall shorn pelts brought $15.50-16.25 with
most sales 1l6.i -',':.25; Choice and Prime
high-yielding lambs with fall shorn pelts
$16.50 in some sections, Good and Choice
$15.00-16.00. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter
ewes $2.00-4.50, few $5.00.

hAJGE AND FEELLOT 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
shrink. All sales for immediate delivery
unless specified.

AR(IlA:, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
was fairly active, with prices firm, instances
500 higher; stocker and feeder cattle and
calves fully steady, instances $1.00 higher on
steer calves. Slaughter lambs closed strong
to 500 higher, trade high-lighted by first
movement of the season of alfalfa pastured
offerings from Imperial Valley of California.
Slaughter steers: Around 10 loads mostly
Choice 925-1000 $26.25-26.50; 250 loads high-
Good and Choice 900-125,,' $25.00-26.00, in-
cluding some for delivery up to March 1; most-
ly Choice 1250- 55-. $25..,0; Good 850-1175#
$25.75-24.75, some loads carrying end of Choice
and for delivery March 1; Standard and Good
9.0-130u1' $22.50-23.50; 5 loads mostly Standard
1000-1200# $21.25.
Slaughter heifers: Around 110 loads Good
and Choice 700-1100# $23.00-25.00, some for
February 1 to March 1 delivery.
Stockers and feeders: Couple small lots
Good and Choice 315-4501 stock steer calves
$28.50-30.00, other Good and Choice mixed







calves and short yearlings around 560-55'/ $26.00-
28.00 on steers, heifers largely $24.00; 220 head
500-525# heifers $23.00-24.00. Good and
Choice 700-900# feeder steers i'5.2-25.00; Good
and Choice 510-700-y heifers $.1..-;..'.\I.
Lambs: In Imperial Valley of California,
loadlots mostly Choice and Prime 106-1124 shorn
alfalfa pastured with No. 2 pelts $18.50-19.00;
Utah, Choice and Prime wooled 99-109# slaughter
lambs $18.25-19.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN NEBRASKA,
AND WESTERN KANSAS The holiday shortened week
coupled with a sizable carryover of previously
purchased cattle and steer beef helped to reduce
the demand for slaughter steers and heifers and
trading was only moderately active. Slaughter
steers steady to 250 higher; heifers strong to
250 higher, instances 355 up. In Colorado, 85
loads Choice 1075-1250# slaughter steers $26.65-
27.25; 88 loads high-Good to mostly Choice 1100-
1300# $25.35-26.50; 161 loads Choice 900-1025#
$25.75-26.35; 7 loads high-Good and low-Choice
925-1050# $25.50-25.75. Western Kansas: 4 loads
high-Good to mostly Choice llOu# slaughter steers
$25.00 f.o.b. feedlot.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves good, prices fully steady. Western Kansas:
4 loads Good and Choice 850-880# steers $23.00-
24.00; 16 loads Good and Choice 625-650# heifers
for April-June delivery $23.00-24.00; 2 loads Good
600# heifers for immediate delivery $22.50. Two
loads Good and Choice calves, steers 450# $28.00,
heifers 425# $26.00. Colorado: 13 loads Good
and Choice 750-835# steers $25.00-25.50; 2 loads
Good and Choice 650-675# heifers $24.00.
Demand for slaughter lambs good with prices
steady to mostly 250 higher. Colorado and western
Kansas: Choice and Prime 98-114# wooled slaughter
lambs $17.50-18.25; over the area Choice 90-110#
wooled lambs $17.50-17.75. In Colorado, Choice
and Prime 95-108# shorn lambs No. 1 and 2 pelts
$16.50-17.00; 4 loads Good and Choice 80-90# feeder
lambs $15.50-16.50. In Wyoming, 4 loads 118-122#
$16.25, delivered Colorado.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
cattle in broad demand and steers closed 500
higher, heifers $1.00 up. Stockers and feeders
were scarce and steady. Fifteen loads Good and
Choice 1070-1150# slaughter steers $26.50; 3 loads
15Al_&i $24.75; 49 loads Good, few Choice 963-127C'4
$24.00-26.00; 15 loads Utility, Standard and few
Good 930-112u# $20.50-25.50; 29 loads Good, few
Choice 700-970# slaughter heifers $24.00-25.5u.
Around 1,600 Good and Choice 65u-h1I.'tu stocker
and feeder steers $23.50-23.85; 200 Medium and
Good 850# $21.80; small lots Good and Choice 360-
41uL stock calves $26.(0-208.L. on steers, $24.00
on heifers; 2 loads Medium stock cows $13.50.
Slaughter lambs weak, instances 50# lower; feeders
strong. Around 3,000 Good and Choice 95-103#
shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $15.75-16.75 delivered; 700 Choice 77#
feeders $17.00; 1,200 Good and Choice 7u# shorn
feeders $15.50-15.75.


Amarillo Area Trading moderately active,
slaughter steers and heifers steady to 504
higher; stockers and feeders firm. Two loads
mostly Good, few Choice 1025-1050# slaughter
steers $25.65 delivered; 11 loads Choice 950-
1000# heifers $24.75-25.00; 10 loads Good, few
Choice 850-925# mixed yearlings, mostly heifers
$24.00; 11 loads Good 680-725# $25.50; 550 Good
540W-~0I# stocker and feeder steers for through
spring delivery $23.50-24.00; 200 Choice 500#
steers $26.00. Over 3,600 Good and Choice 550-
675# heifers for up to spring delivery $22.75-
24.00; 100 Choice 450# steer calves $28.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND 1ASHIhGTON Direct
trading on slaughter steers and heifers was
moderately active, fully steady, instances
strong; stockers and feeders fully steady;
slaughter lambs fully steady to 504 higher.
Slaughter steers: Washington and Idaho -
Mostly Choice 1000-126E6 $25.00-26.50, includ-
ing several loads at $25.50 for up to Feb. 15
delivery.
Slaughter heifers: Washington and Idaho -
Good and Choice 850-975# $23.00-24.00, includ-
ing several loads for 30 days delivery at
$23.50. Mixed Good and Choice 875-925# $23.00-
235.50.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Choice
850-1000# feeder steers $25.00. Good and Choice
510# stock calves, steers $26.00, heifers
$25.00. Idaho Good and Choice 700# fleshy
feeder heifers $22.75. Good two-eight-year-old
bred stock cows $190.00-210.00 each. Oregon -
Good and Choice mixed feeders, steers 950# at
$24.50, heifers 750-800# at $23.00. Good and
Choice 50ud stock calves, steers $25.00, heifers
Z..','u. Good 1000# bred two-year-old heifers
$225.00 each.
Slaughter lambs: Washington Choice and
Prime 100-11--b wooled $17.25; Choice and Prime
shorn with No. 2 pelts $17.50. Idaho Choice
and Prime 100-11S# wooled $18.25-19.00. Oregon:
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 97-108 shormn
with mostly No. 2 pelts $17.50-18.25 delivered
West Coast.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Direct trading slow, cattle and calves
fully steady to strong; slaughter lambs strong,
instances 500 higher.
Cattle: Montana Around 260 high-Good
to mostly Choice slaughter steers and heifers,
steers 1150-1250L at $24.50, heifers 890-985#
at 8$2.3u.
Calves: Montana and Northern Wyoming -
825 high-Good to mostly Choice stock calves,
steers 375-500# at $28.00-31.00, heifers 360-
*15' at $25.00-27.00; 250 Choice 400# heifers
$27.00.
Sheep: Northern Wyoming 1,200 Good to
mostly Choice 108-11Ue wooled slaughter lambs
$15.75-16.25; 700 mostly Choice 95# shorn
slaughter lambs, No. 1 pelts $14.75; 500 Choice
lu0-105#O wooled lambs for mid-March delivery
$17.50; 1,000 Good and Choice 92# ewe lambs
$17.00.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S-- Tttle ~ lives :- ogs 7 Shee- and lamies
Market I Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 t Jan. 7 : Jan.
SI.------------- 96_ 1 j 1960 1961. 1960. j 161 1. 960 1 961 : 1960
Chicago ............... 28,177 41,515 278 312 32,340 51,470 6,258 13,552
Cincinnati ............. 2,768 3,808 503 672 9,376 13,518 782 1,117
Denver ................ 6,092 11,469 248 791 3,763 5,716 7,554 12,923
Fort Worth ............. 6,347 5,930 1,811 1,182 1,868 1,646 8,084 6,296
Indianapolis ........... 6,508 8,057 380 648 29,889 42,786 4,392 4,194
Kansas City ............ 12,982 20,753 592 1,252 14,046 18,077 4,392 4,320
Oklahoma City .......... 7,795 8,642 676 716 3,387 3,587 1,820 1,280
Omaha ......... ... 27,959 35,879 588 748 42,720 63,396 12,752 13,981
St. Joseph .......... 11,364 15,745 323 738 21,722 36,019 6,050 10,239
St. Louis NSY ... ...... 12,052 14,895 1,976 2,507 45,965 76,987 6,499 6,700
Sioux City ........... 22,033 27,757 1,638 1,091 35,669 53,883 8,699 11,943
S. St. Paul ........ 16,657 22,716 8,861 11,804 47,796 73,090 14,684 17,188
Total .... ........... 160,734 217,166 17,874 22,461 288,541 440,175 81,966 103,733
" Dec. 31, 1960 ....... 156,770 11,151 287,552 70,518


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Jan. 7 1961 Dec. 31, 1960 Jan. 9, 1960
Hogs ..... 354,000 336,000 483,000
Sheep .... 41,500 30,000 32,100

RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
MONTH OF DECEMBER
----- Cattle --- -- -C ales _
Market : Salable Ttl : Salable Ttal
S:- -_ 1 T TD95- -:- -I119 -: -9"59- ~- I1965 T -159 -:- 90- -:- 1959- -


Chicago ......
Cincinnati ....
Denver .,......
Fort Worth ....
Indianapolis ..
Kansas City ...
Oklahoma City .
Omaha .........
St. Joseph ....
St. Louis NSY .
Sioux City ....
S. St. Paul ...

Total .........


160,841
13,305
27,018
30,050
23,231
76,194
26,620
156,553
65,676
59,760
130,096
86,677


193,077
13,682
39,960
22,544
27,202
86,347
33,470
170,201
67,175
61,942
132,946
93,906


169,296
17,938
54,430
38,768
23,331
103,701
28,018
l 1,':,-.
66,505
61,439
133,919
93,786


206,505
18,839
123,556
28,880
27,381
109,925
36,760
174,598
69,231
63,879
136,242
102,823


1,200
1,962
1,862
6,610
1,737
5,120
5,580
5,473
2,817
7,986
14,592
4',: ,, 8


1,621
2,279
4,640
7,882
2,517
4,923
4,606
7,819
2,715
8,798
19,360
42,138


856,021 942,452 952,227 1,098,619 95,327 109,296


SHogs Sheep and lambs


Chicago .......
Cindinnati ....
Denver ........
Fort Worth ....
Indianapolis ..
Kansas City ...
Oklahoma City .
Omaha .........
St. Joseph ....
St. Louis NSY .
Sioux City ....
S. St. Paul ...


Total ......... 1,404,265 1,874,617 1,715,337 2,321,239


355,155 414,097 524,406 574,288


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Hogs Sheep
December 1960 1,654,000 136,100
December 1959 1,921,000 109,800


1,200
1,989
4,647
10,663
1,737
13,205
5,701
5,616
2,912
8,151
15,857
42,026

113,704


1,630
2,472
6,869
13,718
2,674
8,279
4,808
7,969
2,751
8,886
20,502
43,709

124,267


172,444
41,481
18,398
6,579
126,499
68,579
11,374
196,667
116,325
236,553
187,525
221,841


217,628
52,581
23,828
8,804
168,022
79,868
13,684
280,230
159,303
321,249
247,552
301,868


177,698
64,084
42,724
23,495
130,348
75,664
33,982
269,270
171,030
239,384
205,860
281,798


221,819
67,678
63,191
27,825
169,212
86,694
51,567
399,110
231,190
331,897
298,027
373,029


32,348
4,293
35,618
19,295
13,364
24,501
5,287
48,380
26,880
31,401
40,917
72,871


49,377
5,573
55,945
24,833
19,793
19,924
6,824
59,688
28,088
28,581
46,939
68,532


55,823
5,029
71,550
41,407
13,882
46,054
5,287
65,089
48,244
33,684
53,879
106,478


54,688
5,639
108,904
45,036
20,395
33,730
6,824
66,833
57,333
30,950
55,042
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26

STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /_
ber of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Number of head t
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ----- --- --- -- -
-d - Weakekended- -
Jan. 5 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 5 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 5 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 5 : Jan. 7
-:------ _,- 6. 19k0_ _:_ 19il_ _-_ 1.90_ _:_ .9,._ _:_ 1,90_ _:_ 196.._ _*_ 1.960_ -


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.....


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


Prime..........
Choice...... ...
Good...........
Standard .......
Utility........


2,528
11,613
2,798
547

301
17,787


142
5,231
5,297
444
114
11,228

226
4.141
2,193
212
14
6,786


806
2,739
747

68
4,360


1,243
2,415
923

174
4,755



1,268
3,146
252

4,666



601
391
81


All grades..... 1,073 2,996
I/ Data collected by Agricultural


2,753
17,082
6,085
1,290

105
27,515

177
6,716
7,956
584
157
15,590

- 2858
7,544
3,321
531
57
11,538

42
2,375
3,639
597

91
6,744


867
2,381
1,463

144
4,855



2,173
3,368
758
50


14.2
65.3
15.7
3.1

1.7


CHICAGO
10.1
62.5
22.5
4.7

.4


OMAHA
1.3 1.1
46.6 43.1
47.2 51.0
3.9 5.8
1.0 1.0

SIOUX CITY
3.4 2.5
61.0 64.8
32.3 29.5
3.1 2.9
.2 .5

- -- -"YN AS 'EITY -
--- .6
18.5 55.2
62.8 54.0
17.1 8.9

1.6 1.3


1,199
1,156
1,139
1,007

1,007
1,152


1,159
1,178
1,155
1,115
1,033
1,163

1,272
1,183
1,160
1,104
1,048
1,176


1,132
1,138
1,093

1,016


1,127
ST. LOUIS NS 1


26.1
50.8
19.4

3.7


17.9
49.0
50.1

5.0


s._s."hSf -
- -- -

27.2 34.4
67.4 53.4
5.4 11.7
-- .5


1,089
1,078
954

846
1,048



1,158
1,117
1,096


609,u 1,127



1,543 56.0 51.5 1,202
1,382 36.4 46.1 1,156
71 7.6 2.4 1,050


1,256
1,181
1,126
1,0532

935
1,168

1,178
1,178
1,169
1,129
1,160


28.58
27.35
25.45
23.27

20.18
27.02


27.44
26.00
24.43
21.13
20.12


1,172 25.04

1,211 27.54
1,159 26.41
1,114 25.04
1,060 21.66
1,042 20.27
1,144 25.86

1,186 --
1,159 26.24
1,149 24.52
1,068 21.79

1,132 19.00
1,145 24.31


1,099 26.47
1,065 24.67
1,057 22.37

890 18.90
1,058 24.58

- --- -

1,150 25.83
1,147 23.96
1,093 20.48
953 -
1,154 24.30


1,217
1,175
1,175


25.96
24.37
19.63


1 174 1,196 24.96
Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


25.18
23.46
20.63

17.56
22.80



24.72
22.74
20,05
15.78
23.09



25.12
23.98
19.25

24.47


27.55
26.01
24.27
22.21

18.47
25.62

26.77
25.17
23.12
19.38
17.29
25.86

26.53
25.11
23.52
20.89
18.45
24.50

27.65
24.71
22.34
20.22

17.48
22.98










Grade


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.....


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........


STEERS SOLD-

: Number of head


s- -- : ec.59
: 1960 : 1959


OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/
Percent of total s Average weight Average price in
. by grades (pounds) .dollars per 100 lb.
Month
s iec.. : ec. : Tec. "ec : "ec. : "De c.
: 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
CHICAGO


17,398 13,5533 15.3
68,004 91,707 59.7
24,241 26,499 21.3
5,066 5,505 2.7
105 315 .1
1,078 1,005 .9
113,890 138,562

868 797 1.5
51,422 52,101 46.7
52,031 55,775 47.7
2,562 5,458 3.5
523 780 .8
67,206 72,911
-"------""----
SI
781~ 758 1 f.6'
27,795 54,199 57.8
17,815 20,0553 57.0
1,567 1,570 2.8
379 432 .8
48,157 56,992

28 180 .1
4,775 7,515 19.8
16,058 15,690 66.6
5,052 5,895 12.6

216 695 .9
24,107 27,969
S. -


110
4,917
15,068
5,796

558
22,451


106
11,955
16,926
1,572


5
2,957
10,952
7,525

862
22,501


128
15,517
15,022
5,415
89


.5
21.9
58.2
16.9

2.5


.5
59.1
55.4
5.2


9.8
66.5
19.2
3.8
.2
.7


OMAHA
1.1
44.0
49.1
4.7
1.1

OUX CITY
1.5
60.0
35.2
2.8
.7


.6
26.8
56.1
14.0

2.5

toUI' NST -


15.5
49.1
553.7

5.9


.4
47.9
40.7
10.7
.5


1,239 1,253
1,173 1,165
1,119 1,110
1,003 1,05533
1,401 1,445
1,052 1,056
1,166 1,158

1,181 1,194
1,165 1,144
1,122 1,145
1,086 1,118
1,054 1,067
1,140 1,143

1,200 1,160
1,162 1,149
1,125 1,106
1,101 1,092
1,074 1,065
1,147 1,132

1,062 1,175
1,120 1,149
1,120 1,145
1,088 1,111

1,010 1,111
1,115 1,140


1,253 1,203
1,075 1,076
1,057 1,079
976 1,024

884 1,012
1,044 1,057


1,141
1,122
1,154
1,091
1,024


1,110
1,140
1,109
1,098


27.97 27.22
26.86 25.57
25.42 25.87
23.16 22.26
25.63 20.87
21.10 18.60
26.61 25.26

26.87 26.61
25.66 24.98
24.03 23.12
20.78 20.00
19.60 17.77
24.71 23.78

27.25 26.14
25.99 24.64
24.60 23.20
21.54 20.63
20.04 18.62
25.54 24.01

27.01 27.48
26.11 24.75
24.54 22.79
21.04 20.22

18.62 17.54
24.24 22.87


27.58 26.50
26.20 25.45
24.52 25.61
22.08 21.17

18.67 17.89
24.41 22.85


27.43 26.85
25.99 24.51
24.02 22.45
20.85 19.47
-- 16.56


All grades..... 50,559 51,969 1,120 1,123 24.65 25.12
--- ---- -------- ----_-_- ----- --- ---
Prime.......... -- -- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 2,672 5,060 55.8 55.4 1,180 1,198 25.94 25.43
Good........... 1,957 5,827 40.9 41.9 1,148 1,174 24.74 25.97
Standard....... 158 206 5.5 2.2 1,101 1,150 19.95 18.89
Utility........ -- 45 -- .5 -- 1,044 16.84
All grades..... 4,787 9,158 1,164 1,186 25.27 24.65
I/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED I/


: Number of head : Percent of total Average weight
by grades : (pounds)
* --------- ------------*-------2--_--_----*----


: Dec.
1960_

Prime ........ 19,291
Choice ....... 151,518
Good ......... 122,096
Standard ..... 15,553
Commercial ... 105
Utility ...... 2,754
All grades ... 311,115

HEIFERS SOLD
- -*


Month
Dec. : Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec.
1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 1959

15,401 6.2 4.3 1,254 1,243
188,854 48.7 52.5 1,161 1,154
125,798 59.3 55.0 1,113 1,125
25,570 4.9 7.1 1,045 1,066
315 -- .1 1,401 1,445
5,904 .9 1.0 1,014 1,053
559,642 1,140 1,141


Average price in
* dollars per 100 lb.

Dec. : Dec.
1960 : 1959

27.89 27.14
26.55 25.18
24.49 25.24
21.66 20.79
25.65 20.87
20.03 17.98
25.47 24.24


OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
- --* 7 -


Number of head : Percent of total : Average weight : Average price in
: : by grades : (pounds) : dollars per 100 Ib,
Grade- - -- -- - -
------ ----- -------- onh. ..._...... ............
: Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec.c. : Dec. : Dec.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959

Prime ......... 4,366 4,054 5.7 2.9 1,022 1,014 26.51 25.39
Choice ........ 61,429 67,225 51.7 47.9 971 966 25.24 24.18
Good .......... 44,518 55,448 57.5 39.5 911 914 23.66 22.74
Standard ...... 6,710 11,553 5.7 8.2 845 864 21.01 19.98
Utility ....... 1,696 2,081 1.4 1.5 928 885 18.37 17.06
All grades .... 118,719 140,541 945 937 24.41 25.24


SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT FIVE SPECIFIED MARKETS 1/
STEERS

: Number of head : Average weight Average price
(pounds) in dollars per 100 lb.
Market ------------- ----------- -_---- --
S--Month
: DecDec. ec. : Dec. : Dec. : Dec. : Dec.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 1 1959
- ----------------- ----------------------------------......................


Cincinnati ...........
Indianapolis .........
Fort Worth ...........
Oklahoma City ........
Sioux Falls ..........



Cincinnati ...........
Indianapolis .........
Fort Worth ...........
Oklahoma City ........
Sioux Falls ..........


2,963
8,222
3,100
2,494
10,357



2,020
2,358
835
1,020
6,717


5,376 1,046 1,052
11,822 1,044 1,058
4,224 1,050 990
3,388 1,116 1,115
10,833 1,145 1,151

HEIFERS

2,204 745 758
3,268 866 865
1,579 712 685
1,670 826 862
7,875 973 970


1/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


Grade


24.57
25.09
25.64
25.82
25.09



22.88
24.03
23.67
25.74
25.80


25.43
25.94
22.04
22.47
25.71



22.61
25.12
22.50
22.02
22.61


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


S 'Catt-le cales : Hogs Sheep a2V lambs
City or Area : Jan. 7: Jan. 9': Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. Jan. : Jan.9 Jan. 7 Jan. 9
1961 : 1960 :_:L961_ 1960 1961 J.960Q _196. _: J.96Q


11,505 41,421 57,404
2,265 27,046 52,489
5,687 102,651 164,085
7,767 56,741 28,042
27,515 94,700 173,512
1,627 56,464 109,730
98,095 159,497
90 70,586 105,598
-- 50,266 55,244
11,505 264,629 585,211
3,764 46,482 74,601
2,850 29,048 55,285
1,292 41,788 64,651
4,240 12,185 19,524
255 12,662 25,590
1,447 22,564 52,728
579 15,881 21,906

81,942 1,000,989 1,518,475


7,551 15,255 7,487
8,160 9,225 1,648
17,786 20,655 3,885
15,684 17,267 6,728
25,505 55,847 22,757
9,769 12,140 1,706
20,124 27,798 --
52,121 59,211 114
12,566 15,981 -
28,115 54,920 9,285
4,670 7,562 2,971
7,862 7,520 4,262
18,544 22,507 1,012
9,291 8,654 4,252
17,604 19,906 179
25,844 50,826 815
6,887 7,114 259

267,659 550,584 67,514


57,577
4,968
14,629
5,484
20,844
6,091
14,671
20,502

44,758


12,619
11,827
20,116
24,181
4,275

242,522


52,400
5,884
18,046
5,225
21,577
7,244
22,029
22,209

59,154


15,475
11,850
58,108
40,165
5,685

505,047


Boston, New York City Area...
Baltimore, Philadelphia......
Cin. ,Cleve. ,Detroit,Indpls. ..
Chicago Area .................
St. Paul-Wise. Areas.........
St. Louis Area...............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area...
Omaha Area..................
Kansas City................**
Iowa --So. Minnesota.........
Lou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's....
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area..
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City.
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio..
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City..
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas.
Portland, Seattle, Spokane...

Total.. .................


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Beef Veal Total Total
Wknde : :(excl. lard) : and mutton t at T
Week ended -*-Wu -m- -t ":rn T -- :; meat s lard
er : Prod.hProd* er ber : Prod. prod. prod.
--ber ber _t : be -. bet I I
1,000 mil.]b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b. mil.lb. mil.lb.
Jan. 7, 1961 ............... 520 191.4 95 10.5 1,160 162.6 265 15.0 377.5
Dec. 31, 1960 .............. 290 175.2 75 8.5 1,120 155.2 240 11.5 548.2 -
Dec. 17, 1960 1/ ............ 571 -- 107 1,509 251 -- 41.5
Jan. 9, 1960 ............. 400 241.5 115 15.2 1,740 237.4 559 16.8 508.7 54.5


Percentage change from:
Dec. 31, 1960 .............
Jan. 9, 1960 ...............


10 9 27 26
-20 -21 -17 -20


4 6 10 15
-35 -52 -22 -25


SAverage __weightTlbj Lard
----------------------------------------~i~ yield
Week ended Cattle : Calves I Hogs 2 $ ep t yield
: : : and lambs : per
: LrvI :Dressed : -Lve:Drsesse 7 TifeT-DFe9sed-:-I1v 7 Dresge- : 100 lb.


Jan. 7, 1961 ...............
Dec. 51, 1960 ...............
Dec. 17, 1960 ...............
Jan. 9, 1960 ...............


1050
1050
1055
1061


1/ Actual slaughter. V Excludes lard.


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Classification


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

Heifers -
Choice* 700-900#
Good** 600-800
Standard 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


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---_ ------------- -------^-- -^y
: hi g s : North
Chicago kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland

Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.
7 9 7 9 7 9 7 9 7 9
1961 : 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 ; 1961 : 1960 1961 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


28.81
28.72
27.91
27.19
25.62
22.91


26.81

22.03


16.22
15.84
14.97
13.16


27.40
27.65
26.38
26.20
24.42
21.45


25.66

20.52


16.72
15.55
15.10
15.45


26.47
26.22
24.12
21.00


25.12
22.97
19.75


16.00
15.19
14.16
12.94


25.50
25.45
22.60
19.60


24.98
22.25
19.00


17.20
15.78
14.20
12.55


27.94
27.81
26.68
26.44
24.31
21.62


26.18
23.94
21.31


16.16
15.12
13.94
12.68


27.55
27.22
25.98
25.52
23.15
19.80


25.52
22.75
19.48


16.72
15.48
14.15
12.95


26.03
26.03
23.16
20.00


25.56
23.00
19.50



16.12
14.25
12.88


26.11
25.58
22.65
19.00


25.56
22.45
19.00


17.48
16.50
14.50
15.20


26.00

24.62
21.75


24.25
22.75
19.75


17.50
15.75
14.00
12.00


--

26.75
26.25
25.25
22.50


24.25
25.58
21.25


17.58
16.00
135.25
11.75


19.34 22.50 16.88 19.15 17.50 19.75 -- -- 20.62
19.59 21.60 17.00 19.10 17.75 19.50 18.75 19.80 19.75 22.06


24.50
22.50
18.50



26.38
24.38
21.50


29.50
27.50
235.50


22.06
20.12
17.97


24.50
21.88
20.64


24.00
22.25
19.50


27.50
25.50
21.50


23.38
20.75
17.50


24.50
25.00
20.50


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


26.82
24.65
21.42


25.94
24.12
20.44


25.62
25.25
20.25


26.25
24.25
21.12


26.58
24.50
20.75


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


22.75
19.75


28.50
26.50
22.50



24.00
20.50
18.50


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 23.25 22.75 23.75 24.25 23.38 23.25
-- 20.00 19.00 20.75 21.00 21.50 21.00


-- 15.50 16.00 15.00 13.25



-- 27.25 26.50 28.50 50.25


-- 23.75 24.00 25.00 27.00


--
25.50
22.25


51.00
28.50
24.50



24.00
22.50
19.75


22.50
18.25 19.50


16.00 17.00 -



29.00 29.50 24.50 25.25


26.25 26.25 22.00 24.50







CATTLE: MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds
-- -- -- -- -- --- -- ------ -- -- ^ fot
Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
Omh ---e- : P n----


Classification


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard All vts.


Heifers -
Choice*
Good**
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Covs All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


: Dec. : Dec. : Dec. : Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. I Dec. Dec. : Dec.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 t 1959 1960 1959 1960 s 1959 : 1960 : 1959
a: a : t : : t : :
S lauhter cattle, calves and vealers


27.96
28.06
27.05
26.61
24.94
22.69


25.75

21.65


15.48
14.98
15.95)
12.16)


27.05
27.51
25.96
25.55
25.82
21.45



22.85
20.25


15.86
14.79
15.63


18.28 21.15
18.74 20.18


26.31
26.10
25.96
20.65


25.14
22.88
19.74


15.91
14.86
15.94)
12.41)


25.48
25.51
22.75
19.65


24.68
22.04
19.05


16.08
14.76
12.24


17.04 18.45
17.22 18.20


-- -- 21.75
-- -- 20.12
-- -- 17.81


24.50
22.50
18.50


29.50
27.54
25.74


25.62
21.14
18.88


25.09
21.49
18.98


27.10
24.70
21.10


27.27
27.17
26.13
25.91
25.88
21.22


25.52
25.59
21.18


15.61
14.51
13.22)
12.04)


26.84
26.81
25.45
25.10
22.97
19.91


24.50
21.96
19.56


16.01
14.74
12.94


17.54 19.52
17.59 18.79


25.00
20.75
17.50


26.02
26.01
25.25
20.00


25.45
25.02
19.50



16.02
14.06)
12.71)


25.99
25.46
22.66
19.12


25.04
22.52
19.06


17.57
15.74
13.45


18.88 19.66


24.50
23.00
20.50


Stocker and f eeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.60
24.46
21.52


27.15
24.96
21.22


25.74
23.99
20.64


25.64
25.46
20.05


26.55
24.45
21.50


26.80
24.45
20.90


25.88
24.00
21.25


25.95
24.15
21.05


25.75

24.47
21.69


23.54
22.55
19.75


16.12
15.00
12.89)
10.41)


26.97
26.28
25.05
22.28



25.08
21.25


16.70
15.25
12.55


-- 19.70
19.25 20.45


22.56
19.69


27.88
25.88
22.25



25.25
19.25
18.50


25.50
22.55


51.25
28.50
24.50



24.00
22.50
19.75


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 22.84 22.62
-- -- 19.75 19.20


25.75 24.45
20'.75 20.95


- -- 15.44 15.94 15.00 15.14



- -- 27.05 26.96 28.50 50.10


- 25.56 25.92 25.00 26.75


25.58 23.16
21.50 20.00


16.00 15.79



29.00 29.16


26.25 26.10


20.75 22.50
17.50 19.50


24.50 24.25


21.25 25.50


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
------................................----------------- ------------..................-. -.......... ..
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock C City : City Joseph Paul :apolis com-
Yards :bined
............... -------- ------- J-............. .----------------- ------------ ---- -
AVERAGE COST Dollars.pr.1.00 pounds
,Barrows Jan. 7, 1961 17.17 17.25 17.00 16.97 16.68 17.10 16.74 17.40 17.02
and Dec.51, 1960 17.47 17.44 17.47 17.57 17.08 17.49 17.10 17.76 17.56
gilts Jan. 9, 1960 11.72 11.92 11.92 11.95 11.78 11.89 11.70 12.06 11.86
Jan. 7, 1961 13.35 13.46 13.40 13.36 13.06 13.40 13.50 13.67 13.40
Sows Dec.51, 1960 15.00 13.51 15.25 15.44 12.85 15.50 15.55 15.45 15.27
Jan. 9, 1960 9.05 9.46 8.94 9.64 9.90 9.51 9.28 8.96 9.35
AVERAGE WEIGHT' --------- ----Pound----------------------------------------
Barrows Jan. 7, 1961 241 225 240 248 249 236 235 231 238
and Dec.51, 1960 255 225 255 241 240 251 229 226 252
i Jn.,?o......2....2.4......2.2..... ..... .... .... ....
Jan. 7, 1961 451 424 444 449 451 426 428 474 443
Sows Dec.51, 1960 445 404 445 444 458 424 429 459 455
Jan. 9, 1960 456 409 429 441 438 411 416 451
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan. 7, 1961 24610 38822 12170 35778 31816 19125 37906 25462 225689
and Dec.51, 1960 24912 44019 11519 55589 55659 19576 57188 22815 227077
gilths Jan. 9, 1960 40917 70057 16165 54951 47470 51922 60005 56500 557987
Sows Jan. 7, 1961 3167 4294 1074 4290 2688 1670 3241 2781 23205
Dec.31, 1960 3028 5238 916 4469 5465 1859 5117 2605 22695
-an- .9..Q7.Q. -.-- ....1Q 4...1 .... .NQ.... -... a._....45... 95 ...- l
Sows Percentae of total
Jan. 7, 1961 11 10 8 11 8 8 8 10 9
Dec.51, 1960 11 7 7 12 9 9 8 10 9
.... an. ...... ............... 9 6................... 8 7....... 1....... 10
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS. CHICAGO
-------------W .--------------------- ----------- rossread
Hog products 1/ i Hog prices 2/ or narn /
Jan. 7, 1961 $19.78 $18.01 $1.77
Dec.31, 1960 19.92 18.08 1.84
Jan9, .960 .14.93 12.38 2.55
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puied 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 gilts i/ No. 3. yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Jan. 7, 1961 17.17 108.7 15.8
Dec. 31, 1960 17.47 108.2 16.1
Jan. 9, 1960 11.72 113.9 10.3
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.




55
HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/

Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Month Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
cago Stock CCity .... City Joseph Paul apolis corn.
Yards bined
------------------------- ------j-- ----------------- --- -----
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 1960 17.49 17.47 17.20 17.15 16.97 17.27 16.98 17.74 17.27
and Nov. 1960 17.65 17.62 17.15 17.23 17.14 17.17 17.10 17.83 17.36
gilts Dec. 1959 11.87 11.96 11.84 11.84 11.70 11.84 11.70 12.30 11.86
Dec. 1960 15.15 15.58 13.50 13.45 13.12 13.52 13.40 15.27 13.36
Sows Nov. 1960 14.33 14.64 14.47 14.67 14.33 14.79 14.50 14.48 14.53
Dec. 1959 8.88 9.18 8.61 8.92 8.82 9.08 8.90 8.73 8.92
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
A V E A G E-- ---^ -" "-- - -----"- ^ "- -" - - -- "- "-- -
Barrows Dec. 1960 234 225 2553 240 241 232 231 228 232
and Nov. 1960 229 223 233 256 236 231 230 228 231
gilts Dec. 1959 252 221 232 238 257 227 229 227 250
Dec. 1960 446 404 438 439 435 420 421 460 452
Sows Nov. 1960 441 397 424 432 430 405 410 457 424
ec. 1959 48 44 408 428 430 433 405 415 440 427
NUBRO'ED -""'" ---------------------------------------"------
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 1960 131021 210039 61112 161708 161784 102555 167516 103911 1099646
and Nov. 1960 127508 205923 64468 158211 140969 104697 183929 107154 1092659
gilts Dec. 1959 167417 282995 71556 238002 216575 140213 241248 141121 1499107
... ... .-------. ----- ------.... ... ....------ .. ....... ---- --- -- -- .........
Sows Dec. 1960 15650 18002 5306 23812 17453 9621 19428 14331 123603
Nov. 1960 14257 19594 5328 21552 14751 9778 24364 16147 125771
Jec. .1959.....2.459...279AQ... -170...,274...,8.Q79..- 4216,I. 22,71.. 85-M.. 15A4A61
sows P.rcep9_.f. .., .
Dec. 1960 11 8 8 13 10 9 10 12 10
Nov. 1960 10 9 8 12 9 9 12 13 10
....... .. ....9. -....... 1 ...... 9 ........8 ...... LQ ....... ....... 8 ....... ...... ....... O9
1/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
. . - - ," . . r 'd - -' W . .
Month Hog products / Hog prices 2/ s o sr are
Dec. 1960 ..............$.196.98"' or margin. 7
Nov. 1960 ...... 19.90 17.97 1.93
Dec. 1959....... 14.69 12.42 2.27
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. 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
Month gilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Month Dollars per 1/ Cents per : based on
100 pounds bushel : barrows and gilts
Dec. 1960 ...... 17.492 102.3 17.1
Nov. 1960 ...... 17.65 I/ 96.0 18.4
Dec. 1959 ...... 11.87 i/ 109.5 10.8
I -------------------- Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.
i/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD The strike of meat hand-
lers at New York drew wide attention, due to its
broad publicity. Beef and lamb sales establish-
ments functioning under independent ownership
and management, in New York City limits, were
mainly involved and remained closed for the week.
The situation forced curtailment of local slaugh-
ter as wholesalers, and fabricators of locally
dressed meats were mostly non-operative. Subur-
ban markets operated normally along with veal,
calf and pork houses, which were not affected by
the strike. Clearance for the week under review
was virtually complete at all points with demand
good. Supplies were about normal at all markets
other than New York, except for slightly above
normal supplies of beef at Washington and Balti-
more. Chain outlet at New York were evidently
well supplied through direct shipments as buyers
displayed only minor interest, although some cars
assigned to strikebound establishments were
transferred or diverted to chain outlets.
Steer beef closed steady to $2.50 higher,
the bulk around 500 to instances $1.00 advanced
and the full upturn at New York. Cow beef sold
steady to $2.00 higher, with the advance at Phila-
delphia and New York; veal and calf fully $2.00
higher at New York, with veal steady to weak at
Philadelphia, and steady to $2.00 higher at other
points. Lamb prices advanced $1.00-2.00 at Phila-
delphia, with New York showing a $2.50-3.50 ad-
vance, but the trend at other markets was steady
to $2.00 lower. Pork loins were steady to $2.00
higher, bulk $1.00-2.00 up, except weak to $3.00
lower at Baltimore. Other pork cuts sold steady
to $2.00 higher.
Cut-back in kill schedules largely influ-
enced a higher price trend for kosher dressed
meats. Prime steer forequarters closed $3.00
higher, Choice $2.00-2.50 up. Prices for Choice
and Prime lamb were mostly $2.00-5.00 higher.

CHICAGO Curtailed marketing of livestock
during the holiday week limited the movement of
dressed beef and was a bullish factor in the whole-
sale meat trade. Choice steer and heifer beef
was moderately active with bulk of the tonnage
moving in the form of primal cuts. Prices for all
cuts advanced with chucks and rounds showing the
most upturn. The veal trade was moderately active
at mostly steady prices. Demand was moderately
good for carcass lamb with all cuts clearing on an
even basis after Tuesday. Lower prices established
on lamb stews and shoulders in last week's dull
trade, stimulated demand during the current period.
Trading for pork was rather slow throughout. Fresh
meat offerings for the short week were only moder-
ate, but adequate to satisfy the trade require-
ments. Bulk of the beef supply Good and Choice
grades with lamb mainly Choice and carcasses
weighing 55-65# predominating. Steer and heifer
beef closed 500-$1.50 higher; veal and lamb steady
to $1.00 higher; pork loins $1.00-1.50 lower;
Boston butts 4-8# 500-$1.00 lower; spareribs about
500 higher.


PACIFIC COAST Trading on carcass steer
and heifer beef was fairly active early in the
week, but closed rather slow. Cow beef was ac-
tive on below normal supplies. Supplies of veal
and calf were about normal. Trading for lamb
was fairly active with the supply moderate and
clearance complete. A liberal supply of pork
was rather slow in Los Angeles, but fairly active
at other points along the Pacific coast. Steer
and cow beef sold strong to mostly $1.00 higher,
instances $1.50 up at Los Angeles; veal and calf
strong to $4.00 higher in California, the most
advance at San Francisco, while veal sold weak
to $5.00 lower at Seattle. Lamb prices were
steady in the northwest and strong to $1.00
higher in California. Prices on pork were very
uneven. Both fresh and smoked hams sold $1.00-
4.00 lower; other pork cuts steady to $2.00
higher, with the bulk steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughtering centers
in Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux Falls,
St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and the Interior
Iowa and So. Minnesota area. (Prices f.o.b.
plant basis).
Demand for beef and lamb was good with
below normal supplies more than offsetting the
bearish effect of the meat cutter, loader and
lugger strike in New York City and prices ad-
vanced. Demand for pork was moderate with
supplies below normal. Clearance was generally
complete except for a small carryover of pork
products.
Steer beef closed $1.00-1.50 higher; Choice
heifer beef $1.50-2.00 higher, Good $1.00-1.50
up; cow beef $2.00-2.50 higher; lamb $1.00-1.25
higher; pork loins steady; fresh hams 12-14#
mostly $3.00 lower, 14-16# $1.00-1.50 off;
Boston butts steady to 50 lower. Pork sides
sold steady to 150 higher.
Choice 600-7,iD steer carcasses closed at
$43.00-44.00, few carlots $44.50; 700-800#
$42.00-43.00; Good 600-800# $39.,00-41.25, high-
Good 600-700# $41.50-42.00. Choice 500-700*
heifer beef $42.00-43.00; Good $39.00-40.50,
few carlots $41.00. Utility cow beef $30.00-
31.00, few loads $31.50-32.00. Choice including
pome Prime 35-45# lamb carcasses $37.25-319.0C;
45-.5# $36.00-37.50. Pork loins 8-12# $42.00-
43.50; fresh hams 13-14# $40.00-41.25; 14-16#
s3.,',0-39.50; Boston butts 4-1- $32.50-34.50.
U. S. 1, 2 and 3 135-155# pork carcasses $25.00-
25.75; 155-175 $S24.3:--25.50.

CAELOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Tradine for most fresh meats
was moderately active with demand good. Steer
and heifer beef closed 5C'-$2.,. higher, in-
stances $2.50 up on Good crade at Philadelphia.
Cow beef sold $1.00-3.00 higher; lamb steady
to $2.00 higher, except for 4A-r0* carcasses
weak to 500 lower at Philldelphla. Pork loins
closed steady to $1.00 higher.






WiOLESALE 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- -- -
I Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 Jan. 7 : Jan. 9 : Jan. 7 1 Jan. 9
19------- 1 960 _:_ -191. 1 1960 19,_ _1 3.6Q. _1_ ,0i9l. 1 _6laQ. -


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 8-14
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

BU
Classification
Ste seW-


Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef All


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

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


Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


45#


45-55
55-65
35-45
45-55
55-65


46.75
47.50
46.75
44.25
45.00


60.50
54.00
46.50


48.00
45.05
435.55
43.05
43.45


635.80
52.60
46.80


42.38 42.60
41.88 41.05


50.25
41.00
43.00


57.70
52.00
35.50


45.58
44.42
43.83
43.83

44.17
44.17
42.25

55.00
52.00
46.67


43.38
41.88
40.25
40.25

42.75
42.38
38.75

55.50
50.75
44.50


--
42.50
41.08
41.67
40.50

40.17
38.83




50.67


39.75 -- 37.83
39.75 39.50 39.67


45.25
37.25
37.00


55.06
27.44
55.00


51.83
43.50
43.83


43.25
42.25
42.50
41.00

42.50


42.29
40.62
40.67
39.50

41.50
40.25
39.75


43.44

43.00
41.50

45.50
41.56
41.25


55.00 -- --

41.17 39.75
58.50 41.17 39.75


40.00
56.00
57.00


47.17
41.50
40.00


58.25
54.00
55.38


51.00 40.40 50.50 45.75 54.83 50.00 52.33 45.88


47.50 54.20


53.25 59.75 56.00 39.00 52.17 39.50


33.00 29.50 33.25 50.50 32.50 50.00 33.00 29.00
16.25 12.50 14.50 11.50 17.50 15.50 15.67 15.75

LK PRICES CABEDT BASIS WEEK ENDED JAN. 6, 1961
-Z Pricp a 11 C7. Ever --- :- 1Fri-Tc-s"d8'iaerq f-
Cd^ -clto ~ ege1'V MuZZ igm -s- -Neiewo'73A 7 Fhqljadlia


44.00-44.50
43.00-43.50
41.50-42.00
41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
40.50-41.50

42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00
40.00-41.00
40.00-41.00

30.50-31.50
31.00-32.00

38.00-39.00
37.00-38.00
34.00-35.50
38.00-39.00
37.00-38.00
34.00-35.50


42.50-43.00
41.50-42.00
40.50-41.00

41.00-42.00
41.00-41.50

42.50-43.00
41.25-42.00
38.25-39.50
38.25-39.50


42.75-43.25 44.50-46.50
42.00-42.75 45.00-45.50
40.50-41.25 43.00-44.50
40.75-41.75 44.00-45.00
40.00-40.75 43.50-44.50
-- 43.50-44.50


41.75-42.25
41.75-42.25
39.50-40.00
39.50-40.00


31.00-32.00 30.00-30.50
-- 30.50-31.00


36.00-37.00
35.00-36.00
33.00


45.50-46.00
45.00-45.50
43.00-43.50

42.50-44.00
42.00-43.50


-- 44.00-45.00



- 32.50-33.00
-- 32.50-33.00


-- 40.00-42.00
-- 38.00-39.00
-- 36.00 38.00
36.25-37.25 40.00-42.00
35.25-36.25 38.00-39.00
33.25-34.25 36.00-38.00


40.00-41.00
38.00-39.00
36.00-37.00
40.00-41.00
38.00-39.00
36.00-37.00


8-12# 43.00-44.00 -- 42.00-43.00


- 45.00-45.50







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading for greasy combing wools in
the Boston market was very limited with
prices about steady. A fair volume of
pulled wools was sold along with some
noils at steady prices. Range sales were
limited to a few lots in Wyoming with very
little activity in Texas and the fleece
wool States.
The Dominion markets remained closed
for the holiday season. There was slight
activity in Argentine carpet wools while
Bradford was active in Montevideo recently.
Fleece Wools Trading for fleece
wools was extremely limited.
Territory Wools Original bag bulk
fine good French combing and staple wool
sold in Casper, Wyoming at 40.66f grease
basis delivered Boston while another lot
of similar description but heavier shrink*
ing sold at 57.5f grease basis, delivered,
Texas Wools Activity in Texas was
very slow with sales volume too small to
establish prices.
Mohair Bulk of the 1960 clip has
sold previously at 91# for adult and
$1.262 for kid mohair to the warehouse.
There was occasional contracting of the
1961 spring clip at 91 for adult and
$1.212 for kid hair to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Dominion auctions
will resume in South Africa at East Londo*
and Durban on January 9, in Australia on
January 10 at Newcastle, Adelaide and
Goulburn and in New Zealand at Wanganui o4
January 11.
Montevideo Super Skirted wools were
quoted for shipment as follows: 64s at
90#, 60/64s at 87#, 60s at 850, 58/60s at
854, 56/58s at 82# and 50/56s at 814.
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools
continued dull. Greasy Buenos Aires Novem-
ber second clip 36/40s were quoted at 753
while scoured 56/40s were priced at 74-
74 k. New Zealand carpet fleeces were
offered at 750 and crutchings around 680
all clean fibers present for shipment.


Woolen Wools Sales follows
Scoured Pulled Domestic
64s li-2 2" choice white $1.24-1.25
58/60s ave. 2P" white 1.09
58/60s 2-2" white 1.04
58/60s 1-lI" white 1.00
56/50s li-2" It. stain .98


Noils
Clear 64/70s Aust. nobles
Semi-clear 64s Aust. nobles
Choice 62s terr. nobles


56/50s
56/50s
48s


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
2-5" burry and seedy
l1-2-" light stain
5-4" choice


$.87
.81
.79



$.95
.95
1.04


Wool Tops There was more inquiry
for fleece 54s oil-combed tops but trade
was slow and little done. Quotes
follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.82 $1.76
64s 1.76 1.70
62s 1.70 1.62
60s 1.65 1.55
58/60s- 1.61 1.48


Oil-combed Territory
58/60s $1.59 $1.46
56s -- 1.45
50/56s -- 1.41
48/50s -- -


Fleece

$1.41
1.58
1.55


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS -
Jan. 5, 1961 (Furnished by the Wool
Associates of the N. Y. Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.468
May wool tops 1.470
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.156
May wool 1.154
64s grade 2j" ave. stretched length


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THE LIVESTOCK AND MEAT SITUATION
Approved by the Outlook and Situation Board, January 5, 1961
Summary

The livestock industry this fall has featured--
(1) A sharply reduced level of hog slaughter, and relatively favorable prices
following the reduction in the number of spring pigs.
(2) Generally larger marketing of other meat animals than in 1959.
(3) Strengthening of cattle prices, which, for most classes, are near or above
those of a year earlier.
(4) A decline in lamb prices with prices continuing below last year's level.
(5) Total meat production in recent months down from a year ago due to smaller
pork output.

Hog production is increasing and will result in a larger pork output in the last
half of 1961 than in 1960. The 1960 fall pig crop was down 3 percent, but as of
December 1 producers planned to increase the spring pig crop 5 percent. The gain will
be somewhat" larger in early farrowings according to present intentions. However, the
entire spring crop would be smaller relative to population than in any postwar year
except 1960. No severe decline in hog prices is expected in the fall of 1961, although
prices will be appreciably less than this past fall.
Hog prices have held up better this fall than usual as slaughter has lagged
sharply behind year-earlier levels. The average price to farmers for hogs in December
was $16.20 per 100 pounds, $4.90 above a year earlier. Slaughter will continue below
a year ago during the next few months although the margin will narrow as the 3 percent
smaller fall pig crop is marketed. Prices are expected to be above a year earlier this
winter and may fluctuate within relatively narrow limits. Price discounts for over-
weight will widen if farmers continue to stretch out the feeding period for hogs.
Market supplies of fed cattle this winter probably will be a little larger than
last, but grass cattle will provide much of the expected increase in total cattle
slaughter. The number of cattle and calves on feed October 1, 1960, in 26 feeding
States was only 1 percent larger than October 1959. Since then, marketing of fed
steers and heifers have been down slightly. Feeder cattle sales and shipments indi-
cate the number placed on feed since October 1 was probably about the same as last
fall. Hence, the number of cattle and calves on feed January 1 will likely be close
to last January. This winter, cattle prices--including fed cattle--will likely con-
tinue close to or a little above current prices.
The 1960 lamb crop was up 2 percent. Sheep and lamb .laughter since July has
been about 10 percent larger than in the same period in 1959. The number of sheep
and lambs on feed for winter and early spring market this year is not expected to
differ greatly from the number on feed on January 1, 1960. Hence, total lamb market-
ings this winter will likely be close to a year earlier. Some seasonal uptrend in
lamb prices seems probable this winter.
Total meat consumption in 1960 was about 161 pounds per person, a pound or so
more than in 1959. This uptrend will continue in 1961 and consumption of meat of
about 165 pounds may set a new high. Most of the prospective 4-pound gain will come
in the last half of the year and will be due to larger beef supplies.
Average retail meat prices are currently a little above a year earlier, as higher
pork prices more than offset lower beef prices. Retail prices this winter will likely
average a little above a year earlier but will drop below later as increasing pork
production brings lower prices.
Late in 1960, the Department of Agriculture purchased about 46.4 million pounds
of frozen ground beef, 33.2 million pounds of canned beef and 42,000 pounds of frozen
ground lamb for distribution to schools participating in the National School Lunch
Program. Also, 23.1 million pounds of lard were purchased for donation to needy
persons and institutions. Meat purchases for schools and lard purchase programs were
suspended in November.





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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
--_ --_ -^_- -- -- --_- -- -- -^-
2 ."a a : a North
Classification Chicago Omaha :Kansas Fort Denver Ogden Port-


(Wooled) 10# down


Jan. 7,
Jan. 9,
Jan. 7,
Jan. 9,
Jan. 7,


1961
1960
1961
1960
1961


Jan. 9, 1960
EWES: (Wooled7 = ll tis.
Good and Jan. 7, 1961
Choice Jan. 9, 1960
Cull and Jan. 7, 1961
Utility Jan. 9, 1960


FEEDER LAMBS
Good and
Choice


-All
Jan.
Jan.


wta.
7, 1961
9, 1960


17.75


-- 18.19


-- -- 18.50


-- -- -- -

17.28 17.18 17.25 16.58 17.50 17.75 17.71
19.10 18.75 18.58 17.58 18.87 17.98 18.00
16.12 15.94 16.51 15.81 16.50 16.75 16.75
18.05 17.88 17.72 17.25 18.22 17.50 17.58


5.75
6.05
5.50
5.42


5.88
5.50
5.25
4.12


-- 16.25
-- 17.00


5.25
4.65
4.58
5.90


-- 6.50 4.50 4.88
-- 5.62 4.75 5.25
6.94* 5.58 5.25 5.62
6.50* 4.00 5.00 5.75


-- 15.25 16.50 16.00
-- 16.05 -- 15.50


15.25
15.25


*Shorn basis.
*Shorn basis.


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:


Prime


Choice


Good


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