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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.6.


Vol. 29, No. 6


February 7, 1961


Week ended February 4


Livestock Market Reviews . .*
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics . .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts . .
Steer Sales Statistics . .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Cattle Prices . . .
Hog Prices . . *
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals) *
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wool Market Review . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices . .

special to this issue
Barrows and Gilts, 8 Markets Combined Monthly Average
Cost and Weight, 1955-60 .. ._. .
Slaughter Steers, Chicago Monthly Average Cost and
Weight, 1955-60 . . .
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
December and Calendar Year, 1959-60 . .
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, December 1960 .
Meat and Meat *. Products Inspected When Offered for
Imporkt4 1 1 r 1960 . .. .
Effect -Parity January 15, 1961 .
Prices ceived by rs, January 15, 1961 .
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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers de-
clined sharply under the influence of lower
prices in the dressed trade. Slaughter steers
sold largely 25#-$1.00 lower at midwest terminals
with heifers mostly 500-$1.00 off. Cows were
generally 254-$1.00 higher. Stockers and feeders
sold steady to weak, instances 50# lower. Prices
on barrows and gilts were uneven, closing sales
in the eastern section of the Corn Belt were 500-
$1.00 higher while sales in the western section
were steady to 25* lower, instances 50* off.
Sows closed mostly 50-7E# higher. Slaughter
lambs were steady to 50# lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steers sold generally 254-$1.00 lower with many
major terminals recording declines of 75#-$1.00.
Weights over 1300# underwent the greatest de-
cline with Chicago showing a $1.25-2.00 lower
trend on weights over 1350#. Steers grading
Standard to low-Choice, all weights also found a
narrow demand. Heifers were 254-$1.00 lower
mostly 504-$1.00 off with some $1.50 lower in
Omaha. General price declines of 504-$1.00 on
carcass steer beef and $1.00-1.50 on heifer beef
at major wholesale dressed meat centers were
bearish factors in the live trade. Prices on
slaughter cows closed 254-$1.00 higher, mostly
50#-$1.00 up under the influence of higher prices
in the dressed trade. Bulls were steady to
strong. Vealers sold steady at St. Louis and
$2.00-4.00 lower at St. Paul. Cattle receipts
at major terminals were increased 5 percent
over the previous week. Slaughter steers and
heifers made up the bulk of the supplies at most
points with Good and Choice grades predominating.
High-Choice and Prime steers were in limited
supply at most terminals, although Prime made up
about 17 percent of the slaughter steer supply
at Chicago. The average weight of slaughter
steers at the 7 markets was 1150#, or the same
as a year ago, but 11# lighter than the previous
week.
In Chicago 20 loads Prime 1050-1575# slaugh-
ter steers brought $29.00 on Monday, but late
bulk of the Choice and Prime 900-1550# moved
from $25.50-28.00 with only around 20 loads
mostly Prime to $28.50. At other terminals bulk
of the high-Good and Choice steers bulked at
$24.00-26.50 with a few loads mixed Choice and
Prime $27.25-28.00. Loadlots Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 15350-1650# weights from $23.75-
27.00 with Prime 1480# to $27.50 in Chicago.
Good steers bulked at $23.00-25.25. Mixed Choice
and Prime heifers sold at $26.50-27.00 with a
few from $27.50-28.00 in Chicago early in the
week. Choice heifers cashed at $24.50-26.50 and
Good $21.75-24.75. Utility and Commercial cows
sold at $15.00-17.50; Canner and Cutter $13.00-
16.00.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Shipments of stocker and feeder steers and stock
calves from the 10 markets totaled 24,700 com-
pared 31,950 the previous week and 26,550 a year
earlier. Stockers and feeders comprised 58 per-
cent of the cattle receipts at Kansas City and
28 percent at Sioux City, this a larger propor-
tion than at other midwest terminals. At sever-
al markets supplies were relatively small and at
Omaha only 11 percent of the run consisted of
stockers and feeders. Low-Good to average-Choice
offerings made up a large percent of the over-
all supplies. Prices at midwest centers gener-
ally were steady to easier, instances 50# lower.
At St. Paul, even though supplies there were
limited, some sales were $1.00 lower. In
contrast, prices at Fort Worth were strong to
$1.00 higher and at Oklahoma City stockers were
strong to 500 higher. Lessened competition from
slaughter cattle buyers on partly fattened kinds
resulted in on increased percentage of the
fleshy two-way 900-1100# steers going back to
the country for further feeding. Feeder buyers
also purchased a moderate number of partly
fattened heifers, including some 825-850#.
A few loads Choice and Fancy 525-600#
stock steers brought $28.00-32.00; majority
Good and Choice 550-700# stockers $24.00-27.50.
Medium and low-Good cashed at $19.50-24.00.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers sold
from $22.50-26.00, most sales $22.50-25.50.
Load Choice 815# brought $26.10. A moderate
number of partly fattened 1000-1100# steers
were included at $25.50-25.00. Good and Choice
yearling heifers brought $21.50-25.25. At Omaha
a shipment of Choice, partly fattened 859# heif-
ers sold to a feeder at $24.75. Choice 547#
Colorado steer calves brought $55.50 accompa-
nied by 346# heifers at $30.00. Bulk Good and
Choice steer calves sold from $26.00-52.50,
similar grades heifer calves $22.00-28.00.
Choice and Fancy 461# heifers cashed at $29.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings of
hogs at the 12 markets totaled 281,000 head,
slightly more than the previous week, but 24
percent less than a year earlier. A severe
snowstorm in the eastern section of the Corn
Belt on Friday, however, sharply curtailed re-
ceipts in that area on the close. The week's
supply at Chicago was the smallest for any week
since last August. Mixed U. S. No. 1-5 and 2-3
190-270# barrows and gilts predominated in the
run, but qt some points in the western area of
the Corn Belt there was an increase in the pro-
portiop under 230# with a decrease in the volume
over 26Qb. Price trends on barrows and gilts
were hfthly uneven throughout the area. Gener-
ally, prices declined early in the week, but
then advanced on later sessions. Lower prices








on pork loins was a bearish factor in the live
trade. However, the late snowstorm in the
eastern part of the Corn Belt, set the stage for
a sharp upturn there on Friday. Barrows and
gilts closed the week 50-841.00 higher at St.
Louis, Indianapolis and Chicago but finished
steady to 250 lower, instances 500 off in the
western area of the Corn Belt. The moderate to
small supply of sows found broad outlets and
advanced generally 50-750.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1 and 1-2, 180-240#
barrows and gilts sold at $18.50-19.25, with
some U. S. No. 1 195-217# $19.25-19.50 at Indian-
apolis. Mixed U. S. 1-5 and 2-3, 180-250# bulked
over the area at $18.25-19.00 with an extreme
range of $17.75-19.00. U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows
sold largely at $15.00-16.75, U. S. 1-2, 250-
300# $17.00-17.25 at a few points.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S. No.
1 over No. 5 live basis 200-220# barrows and
gilts was 890 per cwt. based on wholesale carlot
prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago, January 26
to February 1, 1961 inclusive.
Prices on feeder pigs declined 500 at St.
Paul but held steady at Sioux City. Good and
Choice 130-170# feeder pigs at Sioux City sold
at $17.00-18.00, Good and Choice 1350-160# at
St. Paul $17.00-17.50.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 509,000, 22 per-
cent less than the previous week and 19 percent
under last year. Mild price declines were ef-
fected around midweek, however, receipts dropped
with the aid of a rather heavy snowfall on
Thursday and prices were forced upward. Barrows
and gilts closed fully steady; saows mainly 10*
lower and comprised about 5 percent of the total
receipts. On Friday, mixed U. S. No. 1-5 200-
240# barrows and gilts and including some 190-
200# sold at $17.50-18.00 with a moderate volume
No. 1-2 $18.00-18.50. No. 1-5 270-400# sows
cashed at $15.00-16.40, 400-550# $15.75-15.40.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Trading on slaughter
lambs was somewhat uneven during the week with
early price declines partly recovered on late
rounds. Lower prices for dressed lamb was a
bearish factor in the live trade. Receipts of
sheep and lambs at the 12 markets totaled
90,000 head, little changed from the previous
week, but 18 percent less than a year earlier.
Wooled slaughter lambs predominated in the re-
ceipts. Slaughter lambs closed steady to 50#
lower, except steady to 25# higher on shorn
lambs at Omaha. Slaughter ewes were steady to
500 higher; feeder lambs mostly steady, in-
stances 50* higher at St. Paul, but 504-$1.00
lower at Fort Worth.
Choice and Prime 85-113# wooled slaughter
lambs sold from $17.00-18.25 on the close,
sparingly $18.50; Choice and Prime 112-125#
$16.50-17.50. Good and Choice 80-115# wooled
lambs $16.00-17.50; Good and Choice 115-125#
$15.50-16.50; Utility and Good $13.00-16.00.


Choice and Prime 86-110# shorn slaughter lambs,
most with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts, $16.50-
17.25, limited showing 90-109# with fall shorn
pelts $17.25-17.50; few shipments Choice and
Prime 115-119# $15.75-16.50. Good and Choice
88-115# shorn lambs $15.50-17.00, mainly $16.00-
16.75. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes
$3.00-8.00.
Good and Choice 54-89# wooled feeder lambs
sold from $16.00-18.50 with sales at Sioux Falls
$17.00-19.25; Choice 72-86# feeders $17.50-
19.00 at most markets. Medium and Good $14.00-
17.00. Few shipments Choice shorn feeders
$17.25-17.50. Fleshy shearing lambs 93-100#
$16.50-17.00 to feedlots at Denver; load Good
and Choice 96# shearing lambs $17.75 at Sioux
City.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 27,000
head, 26 percent less than a week ago and 4
percent less than a year earlier. Despite the
reduction in marketing, demand was only fair.
Wooled slaughter lambs closed steady to 25#
lower, instances 500 off; shorn lambs uneven
but mainly steady; slaughter ewes steady.
Snowfall throughout the area, combined with one
major interest out of the market at midweek,
were factors influencing numbers marketed.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105#
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to packing
plants sold from $17.00-17.50 with high-yielding
lambs 90-100# at $17.75-18.00 in a few sections;
Choice and Prime 105-115# largely $16.00-17.25;
Good and Choice 80-110# $16.00-17.25. Choice
and Prime 80-105# shorn slaughter lambs with
No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $16.00-16.50; a
limited showing high-yielding lambs fall shorn
pelts $16.75-17.00; Good and Choice $15.50-
16.25. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes
$2.00-5.50.

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 shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers in
California and Arizona moderately active, steady
to 50# lower. Stocker and feeder cattle and
calves were mostly steady, bulk of transactions
in Arizona. Slaughter lambs sold weak to mostly
50* lower.
Slaughter steers: Twelve loads Choice 945-
1150# $26.00; 324 loads high-Good to mostly
Choice 950-1200# $24.40-25.50, including oc-
casional strings for delivery up to March 5; 84
loads mostly Good, some with end of Choice,
900-1150# $23.50-24.35; 23 loads Standard and
low-Good 800-1050# $22.00-25.25; 10 loads
Standard 850-1200# $19.00-21.75. Slaughter
heifers: Thirty-three loads Choice 750-1000#









$24.25-24.75; 52 loads Good and mostly Choice
775-1050# $23.50-24.00; 4 loads Good 700-800#
$25.00-25.50.
Stockers and feeders: For delivery up to
March, 300 Good and Choice 400-500# steer calves
$27.00-28.00; 2 lots 550-450# mixed calves
$26.00-26.50; Good and Choice 500-600# yearling
steers $25.50-26.25, string with 550# heifers
at $23.50 straight. Good 525-600# steers
$25.00-24.00; 1,190 head Choice 700# $24.00.
Couple lots Good and mostly Choice 400-440#
heifer calves $24.00-24.30; couple strings
similar grades 650-750# feeder heifers $22.50-
23.00. For fall delivery, 550 Good and Choice
steers expected 700# $20.00, 300 Good and Choice
400# steer calves $22.00.
Lambs: In Utah, Choice and Prime 103-110#
wooled slaughter lambs $17.50-18.00, load Good
to mostly Choice 107# $17.25. In Arizona and
southern California Choice 100-114# shorn
slaughter lambs with largely No. 1 pelts $18.50-
19.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at feedlots was very active early
but only a few sales were completed after Tues-
day noon. Slaughter steers and heifers sold
steady early in the week but late sales were 25-
0S lower. In Colorado, 109 loads Choice 1025-
1525# slaughter steers $25.50-26.40, late sales
$25.50-26.00; 65 loads high-Good and Choice
1125-1300# $25.00-25.50. Six loads average and
high-Choice 1025# slaughter heifers sold early
at $26.40; 205 loads Choice 815-1050# $25.55-
26.25, late sales $25.55-25.85; 22 loads high-
Good and Choice 900-975# $24.00-25.25. Western
Nebraska: Six loads Choice 1150# steers $25.85.
Western Kansas: Two loads high-Good and Choice
950# heifers $24.50.
Demand was good for stocker and feeder
cattle and calves with some Colorado feedlot
operators contracting cattle for spring delivery
in other trade areas, mainly Texas and Oklahoma.
Prices were steady. Western Kansas: Several
small lots Good and Choice 600-675# heifers for
April and May delivery $23.00-23.50; around 200
Good 675# $22.00. Colorado: Two loads Good
and Choice 500( mixed steer and heifer calves
$27.50.
Slaughter lambs sold steady to mostly 25#
lower with sales confirmed on 20,000 head.
Colorado: Choice and Prime 96-109# wooled
slaughter lambs $17.75-18.25, few loads Choice
98-112# $17.00-17.50; Choice 102-119# shorn
slaughter lambs with No. 1 and 2 pelts $16.00-
16.75; 3 loads Good and Choice 80-90# shearing
lambs $17.50. On the Western Slope, 4 loads
Choice and Prime 100-105# wooled lambs to Cali-
fornia buyer $17.75 f.o.b. Western Kansas:
Choice 98-118# wooled lambs sold off wheat
pastures $16.75-17.75. Western Nebraska: Choice
94-106# wooled slaughter lambs $17.25-17.75 with
110-115# $16.75-17.00.


NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKIAKOMA,
AND SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Trading
slow, slaughter cattle and calves steady to firm
except cows 50# higher; stocker and feeder
cattle steady; calves strong. Seven loads Choice
1530-1400# slaughter steers $25.75-26.10; 16
loads Good and Choice 1025-1175# $25.50-26.50;19
loads mostly Good 881-950# $25.50-24.30; 16 loads
Good 550-639# slaughter calves $24.00-25.00; 10
loads Utility and Commercial 1100-1275# cows
$16.00. Around 1,300 Choice 550-650# stockers,
steers $27.00-27.50, heifers $25.00; 1,500 Good
and Choice 800# feeder steers for fall delivery
$25.00; 1,500 Good to mostly Choice stock calves
steers $26.50-30.00, heifers $24.50-27.00; prices
steady on 4,650 head of lambs, Good and Choice
103-105# fall shorn slaughter lambs $16.50 de-
livered; 3,900 Good and Choice 73-105# fall
shorn feeder lambs $15.15-15.50.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle steady.
Stockers and feeders slow,steady. Good and Choice
1025-1125# slaughter steers $24.80-26.00. About
1,700 Good and Choice 500-650# stock steer year-
lings for March-May delivery $24.00-26.50; 1,500
Good and Choice 500-650# stock steers for March-
May $22.00-24.00; 1,250 Choice 600# for June-
July $22.75-25.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers steady to 50# lower. Stockers
and feeders steady. Slaughter lambs slow,steady
to 500 lower. Slaughter steers: Good and Choice
950-1250# $24.00-26.50; Choice 1250-1400#
$23.25-23.50. Slaughter heifers: Washington and
Idaho Good and Choice 900-1050# $23.00-24.00.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice 500-
850# steers $24.00-26.00 in Washington and Good
and Choice 525# heifers $25.00. Oregon Good
and Choice 550# steers $26.00, heifers $22.501
Choice 400# mixed calves $28.00 for spring;Choice
750-900# steers for October $24.00-25.00, 700#
heifers $24.00. Good and Choice 300-425# calves
for October, steers $24.00, heifers $23.00.
Slaughter lambs: Washington and Idaho -
Choice and Prime 100-115# wooled $17.75-18.50.
Oregon Choice and Prime 100-106# No. 1-5 pelts
$18.00-19.50 delivered California and Washington.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Cattle and calves slow, sheep and lambs
moderately active. Slaughter cattle steady to 50#
lower; stock calves steady; sheep and lambs
steady to strong. Cattle: Montana 155 high-
Good and Choice 950-1050# slaughter steers $24.00-
24.50; Choice 825-1000# heifers $23.50. Calves:
Montana 125 Choice 400-450# steers and heifers
$29.50; 500 Good and Choice 400-500#, steers
$27.00-28.00, heifers $25.00-27.00.
Sheep: Montana and Wyoning 4,625 Good and
Choice 90-115# wooled slaughter lambs $16.25-
17.00; 3,000 Good and Choice 105-110# ewe lambs
for mid-March delivery $18.00. Three hundred
Medium and Good 2-4 year old breeding ewes $17.00
per head.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
tl C-----------v-- es : ogs Shee andla1 s
Market : Feb.4 : Feb.6 : Feb.4 s Feb.6 : Feb.4 : Feb.6 Feb.4 Feb.6
1961 : 1960 1961- 960- 1961_ 19610 190 1961 90- -
Chicago ...7.......... 40,615 41,550 130 240 29,767 45,517 7,441 14,860
Cincinnati ........ .... 3,372 2,798 471 507 11,308 13,653 618 646
Denver ................ 8,228 9,060 201 246 4,784 5,555 14,584 20,256
Fort Worth ............. .. 5,762 5,520 1,641 2,112 2,019 2,598 5,953 9,211
Indianapolis ........... 7,340 6,405 347 471 29,097 37,829 2,586 5,572
Kansas City ............ 21,002 18,129 757 598 14,122 16,080 5,456 4,890
Oklahoma City .......... 7,935 6,482 716 760 5,592 3,044 1,346 1,930
Omaha .................o 57,585 36,083 871 485 57,656 55,377 15,831 16,573
St. Joseph ............. 16,435 14,158 467 316 20,089 24,258 8,756 5,563
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,941 12,519 1,678 1,908 47,060 64,084 5,762 5,029
Sioux City ............. 27,649 27,257 1,414 1,507 355,659 45,624 9,082 12,902
S. St. Paul ............ 18,397 19,580 8L795. 8690 47551 61,194 145384 _14J,772
Total .................. 210,261 199,141 17,486 17,840 280,684 370,615 89,799 109,984
Jan. 28, 1961....... 204,587 14,197 279,567 91,561
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INTERIOR TOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Feb. 4, 1961 Jan. 28, 1961 Feb. 6, 1960
Hogs ..... 309,000 597,000 381,000
Sheep .... 26,600 55,900 27,800
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RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
MONTH OF JANUARY
Cattle Calves
Market :- -l6 9- :- -l- Ma T -l Salbe 9- -- -- -- 9- -
-176T l I9Dj0 -: -1761 Tl I9W 0 I DO61 19%0" 7 1761 -: 0 -1
Market -- -- I----------- L------ *-----------------Toa ~ ~ T oi


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


168,075
14,271
50,646
27,570
35,295
96,449
47,527
184,016
74,608
70,708
158,654
86,056
991,875


175,146 175,395
13,705 19,023
54,651 80,278
22,990 37,081
52,421 33,295
86,426 154,698
56,525 48,970
153,995 191,520
65,160 79,402
60,807 73,583
126,822 145,187
89,703 94,224

918,151 1,110,456


185,783
18,667
61,839
31,959
52,421
116,459
39,920
159,690
69,365
62,896
131,875
99,180

1,010,052


856
2,294
10,584
9,128
1,455
4,149
5,026
3,783
1,991
7,870
10,931
35,695

95,558


1,411
2,315
12,434
7,548
2,161
3,843
3,015
3,503
2,068
8,252
7,069
39,681
95,100


856 1,411
2,381 2,351
11,494 13,430
10,765 13,494
1,453 2,161
10,068 7,849
5,110 3,070
4,060 5,370
2,063 2,192
8,007 8,411
11,597 8,644
36,935 41,767
104,789 108,130


Hogs Sheep and lambs


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


150,408 189,960 155,124
51,889 54,828 74,656
23,729 24,520 46,755
9,025 10,373 235,245
159,945 166,245 144,173
66,296 72,219 78,106
14,600 14,316 37,570
201,117 236,807 271,514
102,689 127,040 157,756
235,778 293,590 235,023
177,615 219,914 201,078
225,216 278,720 269,403

1,594,307 1,688,332 1,692,583


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INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Hogs Sheep
January 1961 1,668,000 161,200
January 1960 1,788,000 124,400


194,527
70,551
64,462
31,440
167,283
78,562
56,650
559,560
187,597
299,546
258,744
5539,299

2,067,821


58,859
3,482
50,579
55,555
15,010
28,315
8,427
75,268
55,276
51,612
51,901
70,985

443,065


51,548
3,616
61,827
31,010
12,645
19,425
6,276
59,420
29,100
24,626
47,148
71,925

418,564


40,248
5,721
105,184
60,801
15,010
52,788
8,427
98,560
60,619
53,055
60,745
112,025

648,961


57,686
3,804
117,745
52,717
12,874
63,762
6,276
78,082
55,480
26,128
56,142
105.595

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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /
mber of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Number of head
by grades (pounds) ;dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ---- ------
G ~Week ended
Feb.2 : Feb.4 Feb.2 : Feb.4 : Feb.2 : Feb.4 Feb.2 Feb.4

CHICAGO


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

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

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

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Choice.........
Good...........
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Utility ........
All grades.....


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


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


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


2/ Data collected


5,156 5,736 17.4 12.5
15,876 21,054 53.9 69.2
7,495 4,212 25.4 13.8
790 1,048 2.7 3.5
71 151 .2 .4
115 238 .4 .8
29,481 50,419
OMAHA
205 151 1.1 .7
8,405 7,104 47.2 59.6
8,558 9,475 46.9 52.8
661 976 5.7 5.5
198 246 1.1 1.4
17,825 17,932
~ Z - -3 -
SIOUX CITY
168 388 1.4 5.1
7,855 6,882 63.7 54.7
5,906 4,803 31.7 58.2
400 415 5.2 3.3
96 .7


12,527 12.582

34 -- .4
1,151 5,268 15.6
6,220 5,117 75.4
1,025 916 12.1

44 81 .5
8,474 7,382


44.5
42.2
12.4

1.1


1,240 1,254 28.19 28.04
1,180 1,193 26.92 26.25
1,149 1,091 25.18 24.17
1,056 996 22.63 21.96
1,518 1,585 21.05 21.18
990 1,059 19.90 18.79
1,179 1,180 26.58 26.01

1,208 1,155 27.24 27.21
1,188 1,171 25.82 25.42
1,140 1,141 24.57 25.60
1,151 1,068 21.29 19.70
1,085 1,124 19.65 17.62
1,163 1,149 24.94 24.09

1,179 1,158 27.90 27.61
1,177 1,162 26.19 25.90
1,151 1,140 24.50 24.02
1,076 1,119 21.23 20.61
1,105 17.90
- .l9 151 25.54 25.02

1,142 28.00 -
1,142 1,171 26.58 24.77
1,112 1,125 24.76 25.56
1,073 1,040 21.60 21.71

1,053 1,041 19.05 17.92
1,111 1,134 24.60 25.76


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1,139
4,916
1,458

151
7,664


8
1,259
2,834
955

44
5,080


14.9
64.1
19.0

2.0


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24.8
55.8
18.4

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1,1253
1,052
995

905
1,049


881
1,060
1,058
1,002

887
1,047


26.52
24.70
22.08

18.66
24.38


27.75
25.96
24.24
21.33

18.05
24.12


a. -
2,240 1,950 28.5 25.1 1,172 1,153 25.98 25.51
5,235 5,015 66.0 64.6 1,115 1,120 24.81 25.62
450 743 5.7 9.6 1,101 1,059 21.06 20.52
52 -- .7 1,005 -- 16.72
7,925 7,760 1,150 1,122 24.95 25.72

--------------------- --- -
1,689 1,152 70.7 45.9 1,178 1,173 25.85 25.01
684 1,292 28.6 51.5 1,148 1,154 24.69 25.58
12 44 .5 1.7 1,056 943 19.62 18.66
5 25 .2 .9 920 1,196 18.70 17.32
2,390 2,511 1,168 1,149 25.47 24.12
by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


ST. IDUIS NSY


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


_------------- -^---^ e--- -------------- Z^ ZZ 1 Z
-tt -tle : -Calves : Hogs :
City or Area : Feb. 4 : Feb. 6 : Feb. 4 : Feb. 6 : Feb. 4 : Feb. 6 :
t 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 _t 1960 :


- -- -
Boston, New York City Area...
Baltimore, Philadelphia......
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls...
Chicago Area................
St. Paul-Wisc. Areas.........
St. Louis Area........ ......
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area...
Omaha Area...................
Kansas City ....... ........
Iowa So. Minnesota.........
Lou'l.Evan' l.Nash' 1.Mph's....
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area..
St. Josph.Wichita, Okla.City.
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio..
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City..
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas.
Portland, Seattle, Spokane...

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

Accumulation to date.....


12,032
8,657
18,946
13,353
27,888
11,108
21,263
37,762
16,141
29,825
5,728
8,208
20,115
10,395
18,716
28,503
7,500


13,288
7,901
18,138
17,630
28,011
10,472
23,324
35,218
13,971
29,627
6,342
6,103
19,393
7,789
18,826
25,638
7,127


296,140 288,798
1,506,373


1,574,475


8,741
1,967
3,971
7,282
23,579
1,489

186

9,456
2,560
5,366
930
3,633
232
1,688
250

71,330
336,867


8,932
1,397
3,951
7,138
22,993
1,357

135

9,980
3,682
2,476
961
3,230
312
1,483
179


45,896
32,472
123,475
40,327
92,614
65,232
88,716
72,561
30,177
246,525
56,512
32,977
40,184
15,320
14,925
25,076
14,679


51,479
29,548
146,023
36,298
135,496
84,124
104,097
85,134
41,578
299,125
63,171
29,971
51,892
18,611
19,328
27,340
18,397


68,206 1,037,668 1,241,612
5,567,436


361,922


6,830,925


SheeD and lambs
Feb. 4 : Feb. 6
1961 : 1960
41,536 42,097
5,105 5,037
14,861 15,894
6,412 6,778
21,436 19,394
5,118 5,657
16,407 17,698
19,379 19,368

35,233 34,418


11,111 10,573
13,201 11,718
27,362 31,054
29,758 26,382
4,355 3,517

251,274 249,585


1,307,349
1,362,998


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

Beef : Veal PrTotal Total
Week ended: :(excl. lard) : and mutton t Tta l a
Week ended : u :- =7 -mT m :.-NWm 7 : meat t lard
: ber P ber Prod.: be Prod be : Prod. prod. prod.

1,000 mil.]b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. mil.lb. mil.lb.

Feb. 4, 1961 ................ 360 217.4 100 11.2 1,200 166.3 275 13.8 408.7 -
Jan. 28, 1961 ................ 370 224.6 85 9.5 1,280 175.1 295 14.8 424.0 -
Jan. 14, 1961 i/.............. 402 -- 108 -- 1,427 -- 332 -- -- 45.4
Feb. 6, 1960 _/.............. 344 208.2 94 10.7 1,412 191.9 272 13.7 424.5 45.5


Percentage change from:
Jan. 28, 1961 ................
Feb. 6, 1960 ................


-3 -3 18 18 -6 -5 -7
5 4 6 5 -15 -13 1


-7 -4 --
1 -4 -


Average weight =lb :
---------_ _-_-----------------------------------------------------------shee
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs a2 n Shdep :
: L-ve TDFessed :";Llve:Dregse3 T tife-7De asd-:-1Ive : Dresse-:

Feb. 4, 1961 ............... 1060 604 200 112 241 139 104 50
Jan. 28, 1961 ................ 1065 607 200 112 238 137 103 50
Jan. 14, 1961 ................ 1055 601 200 111 245 141 102 50
Feb. 6, 1960 ................ 1058 605 199 114 234 136 104 50


/ Actual slaughter. 2~ Excludes lard.


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.




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In dollars per 100 pounds
--------- -------------- ------ ---------------------- ------
-North
Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha Denver : Portland

Classification Feb. Feb. Feb. : Feb.. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.
4 .6 4 6 4 6 :4 6 6
1961 1960 1961: 1960 1961 1960 : 1961. 1960 : 1961 : 1960
Slaughter cattle- calves and -ealers
Slaughter cattle, calves-and vealers


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


28.30
27.55
27.20
26.50
24.92
22.10


26.20

21.58


16.52
16.40
15.65
14.25


28.15
28.12
26.78
26.25
24.45
21.52


26.22

20.25


15.42
14.95
14.65
15.52


26.20
25.95
24.02
20.92


25.12
22.98
19.85


16.50
15.60
14.85
15.85


26.08
25.90
25.70
20.75


25.32
22.92
19.78


16.60
15.25
14,52
13.12


19.80 21.22 17.75 19.25
19.80 20.45 18.00 18.70


27.80
25.20
21.10



27.12
24.75
21.50


50.50
28.80
24.60


25.50
21.15
19.00


27.50
24.50
20.10


24.75
25.25
20.25


28.25
25.75
22.00


27.75
27.65
26.52
26.18
24.12
21.50


25.70
25.55
20.85


16.55
15.52
14.62
15.78


27.75
27.52
26.530
25.78
25.40
19.72


26.15
23.52
19.75


15.10
14.18
13.08
12.15


17.88 19.25
18.00 18.75


25.30
22.45
19.55


25.98
25.86
25.12
20.00


25.15
22.68
19.50



15.62
15.50
12.62


25.70
25.15
22.35
18.90


25.25
22.00
18.50


17.00
15.58
15.82
12.75


18.10 19.50


25.50
23.75
20.75


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


27.75
25.25
21.50


26.35
24.00
20.25


26.50
24.12
20.50


26.75
24.62
21.25


26.75
24.25
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


26.00
25.25
24.12
20.88


25.62
21.88
19.50


17.00
15.00
15.50
11.75


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26.62
25.50
24.62
21.75


24.12
23.00
20.50


17.00
15.12
12.31
10.06


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22.50
19.25


29.75
27.25
25.00



24.50
22.50
20.00


25.50
22.50


51.25
29.00
25.00



24.50
25.50
20.00


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 25.50 25.75
-- -- 20.00 19.50


24.25 24.38
20.75 21.50


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- 24.75 26.00 25.25 27.00


24.25 23.50
21.50 21.25


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............................... ............................................. ....... .....
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natt. sas :maha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis corn
Yards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Feb. 4, 1961 18.05 18.14 18.28 18.10 18.08 18.22 17.69 18.20 18.06
and Jan. 28, .1961 17.85 17.80 18.01 17.90 17.80 17.95 17.79 17.96 17.86
gilts Feb. 4, 1960 15.11 15.12 15.24 12.99 12.97 13.17 12.81 13.59 15.06
Feb. 4, 1961 15.19 15.28 15.47 15.74 15.62 15.78 15.22 15.40 15.45
Sows Jan. 28, 1961 14.74 14.58 14.80 15.24 15.10 15.08 14.84 14.82 14.92
Feb 6 10..9 11.27 11.18 11.13 11.21 11,37 11j.4 10,91 11.1U
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds *
Barrows Feb. 4, 1961 257 220 250 245 242 232 251 227 252
and Jan. 28, 1961 254 220 231 241 244 252 251 226 252
gilts Feb. 6, 1960 254 216 229 241 242 224 229 224 250
Feb. 4, 1961 454 414 444 452 455 434 421 463 441
Sows Jan. 28, 1961 445 424 446 450 444 416 425 461 459
Feb. 6 1960 454 400 419 454 459 579 421 441 428
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 4, 1961 22436 40762 12857 52587 29429 18069 36939 25143 218022
and Jan. 28, 1961 22582 44885 12518 50868 28699 18259 36505 27008 221322
gilts Feb. 6, 1960 54095 58164 14465 46983 37965 21638 51181 52674 297165
Feb. 4, 1961 2629 5495 878 3243 2491 1454 2578 2426 18994
Sows Jan. 28, 1961 2552 2629 719 5261 2211 1259 2158 1760 16509
Feih.-6,,. %96 ... ;.711.....4035 ..... 8.44-...-47....9 5... l6I... 2 ?...U.-82.-..M
SOWS Percentage of total
Feb. 4, 1961 10 8 6 9 8 7 6 9 8
Jan. 28, 1961 9 6 5 10 7 6 6 6 7
---eqjq 6 90 10 6 6 9 7 5 5 8 7
......... -FeA ft..0 .... O ........0....... 6 ........................................... .. .......
I/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
.d ro~ss ip-re-ad------
Hog products 1/ Hog prices ?/ :orrar
Feb. 4, 1961 $20.10 $18.60 $1.50
Jan. 28, 1961 20.25 18.57 1.88
., ....l. & o96 -1.........5..- ................ .7- -............. .9,1........
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.
3/ 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 / No. 3. yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Feb. 4, 1961 18.05 113.8 15.9
Jan. 28, 1961 17.85 110.4 16.2
Feb. 6, 1960 15.11 115.8 11.5
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.





112
HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
----...................------------------------------- .-------............-...............------- ........... ------.......- .......--------
Louis Kan. S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Month cago Stock City m City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
-- -- -- -I- -- -L- -
......... ......... ---- .......................
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Jan.1961 17.45 17.46 17.46 17.50 17.08 17.45 17.08 17.65 17.55
and Dec.1960 17.49 17.47 17.20 17.15 16.97 17.27 16.98 17.74 17.27
gifts Jan.1960....... 12.52 12.77 12.75 12.6 .. 12.56 12,..73 ,12.52.. "12,.86. 65..
Jan.1961 14.09 14.14 14.18 14.52 14.14 14.51 14.14 14.22 14.19
Sows Dec.1960 15.15 13.58 15.50 15.45 15.12 15.52 15.40 15.27 15.56
Jan.1960 10.09 10.47 10.07 10.42 10.69 10.52 10.14 9,96 10.30
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Jan.1961 257 224 2593 245 247 235 255 228 256
and Dec.1960 254 225 233 240 241 252 251 228 252
gifts Jan.1960 256 222 232 241 244 227 251 228 252
Jan.1961 452 419 447 448 448 4532 428 468 442
Sows Dec.1960 446 404 438 459 455 420 421 460 452
JaB,.9.6Q --........-. ..... -.....4. ..... .449 -..... .... ..... Q. ....4.8 .......
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan.1961 113126 201648 58922 169595 157169 90824 177186 121805 1090075
and Dec.1960 151021 210039 61112 161708 161784 102555 167516 105911 1099646
gilts Jan.1960 151611 514149 65745 206098 193224 115554 229727 144904 1417812
Jan.1961 15137 18859 4291 19482 12114 7457 12852 10971 99125
Sows Dec.1960 15650 18002 5506 25812 17455 9621 19428 14551 125605
Jan.1960 17349 24938 4231 19203 13554 9015 15217 13047 116554
SOWS Percentage of total
Jan.1961 10 9 7 I 7 8 7 8 8
Dec.1960 11 8 8 15 10 9 10 12 10
Jan.1960 10 7 6 9 6 7 6 9 8
I/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
--------------- -------------------- ------------------ Moss-G's-re-aid------
Month Hog products 1/ [ Hog prices 2/ omargin 3
Jan.1961 $19.91 '' 18.05 ~''1. i"i88
Dec.1960 19.96 18.21 1.75
Jan.1960 15.54 15.09 2.25
I/ 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
Month : its No. 3, ye allow price ratio
Dollars per 2/ Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Jan.1961 17.45 2/109.4 15.9
Dec.1960 17.49 101.7 17.2
Jan.1960 / 12.52 114.4 10.9
37 Weighted average. 7 Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on greasy domestic shorn wools was
slow at the Boston market under a moderately
good demand with prices about steady. A sub-
stantial volume of scoured and greasy pulled
wools were sold for woolen consumption at firm
prices with little done in scoured shorn wools.
A moderate volume of noils sold at steady to
strong prices. Some early shorn wool was sold
in the territory States with little done in
Texas or the fleece wool States.
Cabled reports from Australia at midweek
indicated prices advanced two to three pence
with Japan and the Continent dominating and
the United Kingdom supporting. The New Zealand
market closed strong with total clearance with
the Continent, Iron Curtain countries and United
States buyers operating freely. In the Cape
markets, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom
and the United States were competing and quo-
tations were slightly higher. Trade in Buenos
Aires was slow with quotations about 10-24
higher. The Uruguay market was active with the
Continent, Bradford, Japan and the United States
competing and prices advanced 24.
Fleece Wools Medium fleece lambs wool
sold around 800 clean basis. Barn shearing
continued in Ohio and Indiana.
Territory Wools Graded 64s territory
average French combing wool brought$1.05 while
graded 64s clothing wool moved around $1.00 and
graded 60/62s good French combing and staple
sold around $1.07-1.08 clean basis. Early
shorn bulk fine and half-blood short French
combing Colorado wool sold at 41# grease basis
f.o.b. and was estimated to cost clean around
88-90# delivered Boston.
Texas Wools Trading for Texas wools was
very limited.
Mohair Trading for mohair was slow with
prices unchanged. Small bag lots of fall 1960
adult mohair were purchased at 90-950 for ship-
ment overseas. Contracting of spring mohair
had practically ceased.
Foreign Wools Trading for spot foreign
wools was very slow. Weekend quotations follow
with combing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scouring
yields, in bond.
South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.4 17 $.99
8 1.05 22 .98
12 1.01 25 .97
47 1.05 27 .96
48 1.00 52 .94
52 1.00 55 .92
53 .98
Australia
Oil-combed
77 $1.07 422 $.99
78 1.04 425 .95
78A- 1.01 424 .95
79 1.00 425 .88


New Zealand
Oil-combed
- $.92 107
- .88 114
- .87 128
- .84


- $.82
- .81
- .78


Montevideo Super Skirted: 64s 89f,
60/64s 870, 60s 860, 58/60s 85#, 56/58s
- 850, 50/56s 810 and 50s 81#.
Carpet Wools Trading for carpet wools
was slow due to price advances in all foreign
centers. Buenos Aires shippers were asking
741-760 for November second clip wools and up
to 780 clean fibers present for fleeces while
New Zealand fleeces were quoted at 760 and
second shear wools at 7410 all clean fibers
present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
60s 24-53" ch. wh. $1.12
58s 1-2" paint wool .88
56/58s 1-1-5/4" wh. .95
56s 1-22" stained .89
50s 5-4" white .90-1.00
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
64/62s 2-35" stained $1.09
60/58s 2--5" defect .94
58s lI-2" lambs .95
58/56s ave. 2" stained .81-.82
56s 35-" stained .97
56s 5-53" defect .96
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 62s and 58/60s locks and
pieces fair to good color $.90
Noils
Cl~iearust. 70s nobles $.90
Semi-clear Aust. 64s nobles .78
Def. Aust. 64s nobles .75
Semi-clear Aust. 60/62s
nobles .78
Clear Arg. 60s Schlumberger .68
Semi-clear N.Z. 50s X-bred
nobles .65
Good N.Z. 46/50s X-bred nobles.70
Wool Tops Trading for wool tops showed
a slight improvement over the past two weeks
with small sales of mostly 60s and finer
qualities.

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 2,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.495
May wool tops 1.495
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.145
May wool 1.157
64s grade 2j" ave. stretched length









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading at most Eastern
Seaboard markets was slow on the close following
fair activity earlier in the week. Supplies
were ample in most divisions to meet current de-
mand, although volume of veal and calf was below
normal and too limited to provide a test of
trends at some points. Beef ribs and chucks
moved good, but rounds and loins were generally
slow. Most coolers at New York were liberally
stocked with beef hindquarters at the close and
bulk was unsold. Supplies of beef were normal
with pork moderate. Trading for pork was slow
at most points with loins under pressure at
Philadelphia and New York. Demand for lamb
centered on 35-50# carcasses along with legs
and chucks. Supplies of lamb were normal and
consisted mostly of carcasses weighing 50-70#.
Steer beef closed 500-$1.50 lower at Phila-
delphia and New York and mostly steady at other
markets; cow beef steady to $1.00 higher, except
weak at New York. Veal and calf sold steady to
$3.00 higher with bulk at New York and Phila-
delphia $2.00-3.00 up. Lamb sold steady to
$2.00 higher at most points. Pork loins sold
$1.00-1.50 higher at New York, $3.00-4.00 off at
Philadelphia and at other markets, except $1.00
higher at Washington. Other pork cuts were
steady to $3.00 higher except fresh skinned hams
at Philadelphia $1.00-3.00 lower.
Kosher steer forequarters were $1.00 lower;
lamb mainly steady to $1.00 off. Veal and calf
prices closed strong to $3.00 higher, largely on
the basis of reduced receipts.

CHICAGO Supplies of most fresh meats were
about normal, except veal small. Bulk of the
beef supply was high-Good and Choice, although
Prime showed a slight increase compared with
recent weeks. There was a liberal showing of
lamb carcasses weighing over 50#. Carcass beef
prices turned lower in a slow trade with lower
prices for most cuts a bearish factor. During
the week under review veal prices rose to the
highest level in ten years with the advance
prompted mostly by limited supplies. At the
outset lamb prices worked higher on the strength
of higher replacements late the previous week,
however, trading was only moderately active
later with part of the upturn erased. Best
demand was centered on lamb hindsaddles. Trading
for fresh pork was slow through midweek but
turned moderately active on the close, particu-
larly for 8-12# loins and Boston butts 4-8#.
Beef prices closed steady to $1.00 lower;
veal $3.00-4.00 higher following $3.00-3.50 ad-
vance last week; lamb steady to 50 higher.
Pork loins sold $1.00-2.00 lower; Boston butts
4-8# 500-$1.00 higher; spareribs 3# down steady
to 501 higher.


PACIFIC COAST Trading was generally slow
on all classes of fresh meats. Supply of steer
beef was about normal, except Choice 500-650#
carcasses in rather small supply. The supply of
cow beef was about normal. Lamb supplies were
fully adequate with demand only fair. The supply
of fresh and cured pork was abundant with clear-
ance incomplete.
Steer beef sold steady to $1.00 lower; cow
beef strong to $1.00 higher in California, but
weak to $1.00 lower in the northwest. Veal and
calf was uneven, steady to $2.00 lower in the
northwest, but steady to $2.00 higher in San
Francisco. Lamb was steady to $1.00 lower.
Fresh pork sold unevenly steady to $3.00 lower,
the most decline at San Francisco; smoked and
cured pork was mostly steady to $1.00 lower, ex-
cept $1.00 higher on sliced bacon at Los Angeles.

CAELOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
General price declines were recorded on normal
supplies of most fresh meats under a rather poor
demand. Cow beef was the exception selling
sharply higher. Demand on pork sides was the
poorest in recent months although reduced supplies
tended to stimulate trading. Clearance was only
fair on most classes.
Steer beef closed 50# to mostly $1.00 lower;
heifer beef $1.00-1.50 off; cow beef $1.50-2.50
higher; lamb 50-750 lower. Pork loins sold mostly
$2.50 lower; fresh hams $1.50-2.50 off; Boston
butts steady; pork sides steady to 250 higher.
Choice 600-700# steer beef closed at $42.00-
43.00, few carlots $43.50; 700-800# $41.00-42.00;
Good 600-700# $39.00-40.50, high-Good $40.75-
41.00; Good 700-800# $38.00-40.00. Choice 500-
700# heifer beef brought $40.00-41.00; Good
$38.00-39.50; Utility cow beef $29.50-31.50, few
carlots $32.00. Choice and Prime 45-550 lamb
carcasses closed at $34.00-36.00. Pork loins
8-12# $41.50-42.50; fresh hams 12-14# $41.50-
42.00, 14-16# $39.00-39.50. U. S. 1, 2 and 3
135-155# pork carcasses $26.40-27.00; 155-175#
$25.90-26.80.
CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Price declines were recorded on
all classes of fresh meats, except cow beef which
sold higher for the second consecutive week. Sup-
plies of most classes were about normal, with the
exception of Denver where supplies of all classes
were above normal and supplies of steer and heifer
beef were near record proportions. Cow beef was
limited at Philadelphia. Steer beef closed largely
500-$1.00 lower; heifer beef 50~-$1.50 lower,
mostly $1.00-1.50 off and instances $2.00 off at
Philadelphia. Cow beef sold 50e-$2.00 higher;
lamb steady to $2.00 lower. At Chicago pork loins
sold 500 lower.






WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
-- R--- B-----------------------------------------------
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification :- ---- -- --- -- -- --- -- -
Feb.4 : Feb.6 : Feb.4 : Feb.6 Feb.4 : Feb.6 : Feb.4 Feb.6
S------191- ---- 96 __ 19-1_- i9 1 __ -:-_19- I -_a6 _t -_ L o _-


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#
Choice 600-700


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120


Lamb -
Prime 45-558
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Cured pork -
Hams, smk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


46.20
46.85
45.62
45.70
44.45


65.00
57.50
51.50


48.00
45.75
435.75
42.85
43.35


64.50
53.50
47.50


45.75
44.25
45.75
43.75

435.75
43.75
42.12

65.50
60,00
55.00


40.10 42.00 38.88
39.60 40.05 38.88


48.75
38.50
43.50


59.00
52.50
58.40


45.00
55.75
39.50


44.75
42.00
40.50
40.50

43.91
435.31
39.50

58.50
55.50
50.00


42.00
40.58
41.25
39.62

40.00
59.50




53.00


-- 39.75
39.94 59.75


56.00
28.00
55.50


50.75
40.00
44.50


43.88
42.00
45.50
41.50

42.50
41.50


41.50
40.00
40.50
39.25

41.00
40.00
59.50


-.
45.75
41.62
42.538
40.72

45.00
41.00
41.00


55.00 -

41.00 41.00
41.00 41.00 40.00


40.00
54.00
59.00


46.62
40.00
42.38


57.50
55.50
56.50


47.00 39.50 50.75 46.75 50.50 50.00 46.88 44.50


49.00 36.00


56.00 44.50 57.00 41.00 54.50 42.50


55.00 29.50 54.50 53.75 51.50 50.00 35.00 50.00
16.25 12.58 15.00 12.00 17.50 15.50 16.75 15.75


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED FEB. 3, 1961
---------------r----- -rdsd c e c-
Classification P eve :a- d-a t w Yo rlc d ldeLgaad-


Steer oeel -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef All
Utility
Canner and Cu
Lamb -
Prime


Choice


43.00-45.50
41.50-42.50
40.50-41.00
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.00-41.00

41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
59.00-39.50
59.00-39.50

50.50-31.50
51.50-52.50

37.00-58.00
55.00-56.00
52.00-55.00
37.00-58.00
55.00-36.00
52.00-35.00


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12# 42.00-45.00


42.00-42.50
40.50-41.50
59.50-40.00

37.00-41.50
37.00-40.50

41.00-42.00
59.50-40.75
58.50
38.50

29.00-51.25


35.00-35.50
35.00-34.25
31.00-32.50
55.00-35.50
553.00-54.25
31.00-52.50


42.50-43.00
41.00-41.25
39.50-59.75

40.00-40.25
39.25-40.00

40.00-40.25
40.00-40.25
58.00-38.50
58.00-38.50

29.50-51.00
50.50-31.50


34.25-35.25
32.25-55.25

54.25-55.25
32.25-33.25


45.00-45.50
45.50-44.50
42.00-45.00
43.00-44.00
42.50-43.25
42.00-435.00


58.00-40.00
56.00-58.00
34.00-56.00
58.00-40.00
36.00-38.00
54.00-36.00


- 41.50-42.00


44.50-45.00
43.00-44.00
41.50-42.50

41.00-42.50
41.00-42.50


42.00-42.50



52.25-533.25
33.00-355.75

59.00-40.00
56.50-58.00
32.00-55.00
39.00-40.00
56.50-58.00
32.00-35.00

45.50-44.50


Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good


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

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

tter


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







MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE 1/- SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE

Year : Jan. : Feb. t Mar. t Apr. : May : June i July : Aug. : Sept.t Oct. a Nov. i Dec. : Av.


Dol. Dol. Dol. Do
26.98 26.17 25.80 24.
20.02 18.88 19.41 20.
21.25 20.57 21.86 22.
26.82 27.54 29.90 29.
28.13 27.85 29.11 30.
26.42 26.69 28.08 27.


6
5
9
3
3
7


. Dol.
2 23.09
.6 20.70
9 23.31
7 28.83
.3 29.34
'6 27.4Z


Dol. 1D
22.63 22
21.05 22
23.48 25
28.07 26
28.48 27
26.04 25


o


7.
*
.
*
.


I1. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
72 22.43 22.69 22.01 20.83 20.35 23.16
37 25.81 27.27 26.08 24.30 21.99 22.30
12 25.63 24.98 24.67 25.20 25.98 23.83
99 26.11 26.70 26.67 26.77 27.19 27.42
89 27.56 27.62 27.19 26.53 25.57 27.83
64 25.07 24.80 24.94 26.08 26.86 26.24


ALL GRADES


1955 ... 26.12
1956 ... 20.01
1957 ... 20.94
1958 ... 26.31
1959 ... 27.81
1960 ... 26.10


24.46
18.85
20.28
26.65
27.44
26.37


24.12 23.36 22.18~
18.89 19.87 20.12
21.36 22.61 22.85
28.28 28.59 28.27
28.22 29.32 28.82
27.40 27.13 26.75


MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/-
CHOICE


SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
GRADE


Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June


Lb.
1955 ... 1,132
1956 ... 1,164
1957 ... 1,176
1958 ... 1,157
1959 ... 1,209
1960 ... 1.191


Lb.
1,148
1,187
1,199
1,165
1,209
1,196


Lb.
1,138
1,189
1,196
1,172
1,211
1,208


Lb.
1,138
1,192
1,178
1,157
1,199
1,186


Lb.
1,139
1,174
1,180
1,156
1,201
1,188


Lb.
1,138
1,163
1,181
1,166
1,195
1,180


: July : Aug.
Lb. Lb.
1,143 1,129
1,143 1,116
1,154 1,140
1,165 1,164
1,196 1,187
1,186 1,180


: Sept.: Oct. : Nov. t Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1,125 1,134 1,121 1,130 1,134
1,099 1,113 1,136 1,153 1,152
1,141 1,142 1,138 1,138 1,162
1,156 1,165 1,174 1,192 1,166
1,180 1,160 1,159 1,165 1,187
1,172 1,165 1,167 1,173 1,183


ALL GRADES


1,111 1,121 1,122
1,134 1,125 1,109
1,136 1,120 1,124
1,132 1,138 1,143
1,165 1,166 1,163
1,150 1,158 1,153


1,126
1,109
1,126
1,145
1,158
1,152


1,135
1,115
1,131
1,161
1,151
1,153


1,132
1,129
1,138
1,175
1,152
1,164


1,145 1,114
1,143 1,134
1,141 1,137
1,190 1,144
1,158 1,164
1,166 1,160


MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ -- BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/


Year : Jan. a Feb. Mar. : Apr. : May : June i July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct.


Dol. Dol.
1955 ... 16.82 16.25
1956 ... 11.70 12.41
1957 ... 17.89 17.16
1958 ... 19.26 20.16
1959 ... 16.63 15.63
1960 ... 12.65 13.56


Dol.
16.09
13.20
17.25
21.20
15.89
15.55


Dol.
16.96
15.01
17.95
20.64
16.09
15.96


Dol. Dol.
17.21 19.60
16.31 16.68
18.24 19.65
22.03 22.97
16.09 15.91
16.03 16.88


Dol.
17.76
16.47
20.79
23.12
14.40
17.74


Dol.
16.40
16.87
21.27
21.33
14.65
16.91 1


Dol.
16.28
16.29
19.534
20.42
13.81
6.59


Dol.
14.40
15.64
17.20
18.88
15.11
17.30


: Nov. t Dec. : Av.
Dol. Dol. Dol.
12.12 10.67 15.19
14.90 16.69 14.82
17.01 18.45 18.29
18.13 17.86 20.25
12.61 11.86 14.64
17.56 17.27 15.96


MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/- -.' ':il AND GILTS 8 MARKETS C':'-nri 2/


Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1955 ... 241 236 235 233 250 225 215 209 210
1956 ... 231 227 224 223 223 221 217 211 214
1957 ... 232 229 230 230 230 226 215 208 210
1958 ... 232 228 229 233 234 229 219 214 218
1959 ... 238 232 229 232 231 229 221 216 218
1960 ... 232 228 229 232 234 232 228 223 222
- /Weighted average. 2-Eight markets include ChIia,-o, Indianapolis,
St. Louis National Stock-Yards, Sioux City, South St. Joseph, and South


: Oct. : Nov. z Dec. : Av.


Lb. Lb.
216 224
217 223
218 225
224 230
224 228


Lb.
228
227
229
233
2,0


225 231 232 229
Kansas City, Omaha,
St. Paul.


1955 ...
1956 ...
1957 ...
1958 ...
1959 ...
1960 ...


22.15
20.79
23.07
27.67
28.15
25.58


22.527
22.28
24.76
26.75
27.61
25.30


22.33
25.61
25.45
25.91
27.36
24.75


22.67
27.31
24.84
26.65
27.48
24.62


21.95
26.00
24.48
26.70
27.06
24.83


20.84
23.97
25.06
26.79
26.31
26.00


20.30
21.65
25.74
27.01
25.26
26.61


22.59
22.00
23.48
27.09
27.53
25.93


1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960


... 1,095
... 1,154
... 1,148
... 1,141
... 1,194
... 1,176


1,092
1,166
1,157
1,129
1,187
1,174


1,081
1,151
1,151
1,114
1,168
1,169


1,089
1,141
1,143
1,118
1,149
1,150


1,093
1,125
1,140
1,119
1,162
1,150


- - - -









COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, "IJITw STATES, DECEMBER 1960 2/


Cattle
: Other: : Av.
Month and 'Federally : co- her Total live
period :inspected co- Total lve
period mercial weight
Thousand head Pounds
Dec. 1960 ......... 1,575.8 434.3 2,010.1 1,018
Dec. 1959 ........ 1,552.1 446.8 1,998.9 1,022
Jan.-Dec. 1960 2/.. 19,393.9 5,754.5 25,148.2 1,005
Jan.-Dec. 1959 .-. 17,458.6 5,471.9 22,930.5 1,014
*-_ __-..---- -- -- - -- -


Calves
Federally Other Av.
inspected com- Total live
infected mercial weight

Thousand head Pounds
451.1 257.2 688.5 208
455.9 245.1 701.0 205
5,259.5 2,964.1 8,225.6 222
4,875.2 2,808.0 7,683.2 _214


Hogs : Sheep and lambs


Dec. 1960 ......... 5,752.7 1,057.8 6,790.5 241 1,114.5 150.8 1,265.1
Dec. 1959 ........ 6,968.1 1,290.7 8,258.8 257 1,182.0 142.9 1,524.9
Jan.-Dec. 1960 2/.. 66,155.2 12,802.2 78,955.4 236 14,036.1 1,850.4 15,886.5
Jan.-Dec. 1959 .. 68,707.2 12,874.7 81,581.9 257 13,465.7 1,714.2 15,179.9
i/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.
CO(CTRCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 1960


Month and Beef Veal : Pork 2/ Lamb
_period : : :V -P : and mutton :-
Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil.1b. Mil. lb.
Dec. 1960 ..... 1,146 79 957 61
Dec. 1959 ..... 1,160 80 1,125 64
Jan.-Dec. 1960. 14,3557 1,025 10,856 753 2
Jan.-Dec. 1959. 13,255 929 11,151 724

1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
S/ Includes rendered pork fat.
Agricultural Estimates Division.


Total 2/ :
meat a : Lard
Mil. lb. Mil.
2,245 208
2,429 268
6,969 2,416
!6,017 2,609


100
100
99
99


lb.


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS--BY THE U. S. DEPARTr-NT OF AGRICULTURE I/


Beef
Grade :
e Dec. : Dec.
1960 : 1959


Thous. pounds


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


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

Bull and stag beef ..
All other meats
and lard..........

1/ Data pertain only to
or acceptance.


21,688
373,957
128,717
15,223
5,157
52,200
1,284
170


22,921
392,986
145,837
13,536
5,129
18,957
1,230
96


Veal and calf
Dec. Dec.
1960 : 1959
Thous. pounds
57 253
1,765 2,150
9,101 8,382
1,697 1,759


: Lamb and mutton
: Dec. : Dec.
: 1960 : 1959
Thous. pounds
5,285 417
22,276 19,572
458 1,984


-- 11 14 1 6


578,576 598,691 12,747 12,675 26,029 21,797

764 875

15,059 12,513

meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading








MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN CFFRED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
DECEMBER 1960


Fresh seats and etdbleojfal __i Lee eats _


Country of origin


Argentina ............
Australia ............
Brazil .................
Canada .................
Denmark ................

Germany ............
Holland ..............
Ireland ................
Mexico .................
New Zealand ............


Beef and
Veal

Pounds


7,168,754

2,400,406


6,234,573
4,545,284
5,944,061


Lamb and Pork : Beef :
Mutton : : :

Pounds Pounds Pounds
-- 45,704
2 779 996 --


14,228






297,591


5,351,673


50,844


Paraguay ........ .....
Poland ...............
Uruguay ...............
All others .........

Total December 1960..
December 1959..,


2,285,159

. 28,578,217
49,166,455


300

3,092,115 3,352,908
5,399,589 2,818,862


Refused or condemned:
December 1960... 34,071 2,650 -- -
December 1959... 21,210 88,614 41 1 53

Canned meats : : Sausage General :
ge ieeal-*


Country of origin
Beef


Pounds
Argentina ......... 4,233,354
Australia ......... 12,600
Brazil ............ 383,527
Canada ............ 16,815
Denmark ........... --


Germany ...........
Holland ...........
Ireland ...........
Mexico ............
New Zealand .......


: : Miscel-
Pork : laneous
* t


Pounds
9,000


479,130
5,852,239

217,575
4,947,687


Pounds
68,778


15,597
542,571


L.oOKCe u
beef (Trichina
treated)
Pounds Pounds
861,100 -

46,600 --
11,227
115,751


7,125
65,618


miscel-
laneous

Pounds
123,25


285,69
5,37


32,999
7,555


: Total


Pounds
1 5,541,187
- 9,961,3530
- 450,127
19 7,405,526
6 4,295,937


-- 267,902
-- 5,105,552
-- 6,258,625
-- 4,545,554
-- 6,242,657


Paraguay .......... 1,100,184
Poland ............ --
Uruguay ........... 534,152
All others ........ -

Total December 1960 6,353,864
December 1959 7,838,435

Refused or condemned:
December 1960 26,501
December 1959 126,754


4,525,155 880,898

217,686 197,538

14,228,472 1,576,125
9,805,401 811,851
- - -m


56,791
24,870


5,042
27,099


-- 3,858 1,104,042
-- -- 5,406,053
-- 14,336 548,488
128,559 15,600 2,875,817

901,700 295,891 448,120 59,786,537
458,953 891,358 78,608,732
- - - --m m m


20,038


4,703 31,775 159,551
5,263 291,905


Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse meat (in pounds) for December 1960 were as
follows: Argentina 508,763, Canada 19,157, Mexico 3,500.


Pork

Pounds


799,707


9,645
12,002
24,052
--


10,000

86,548
655,188


20,975

866,579
764,660


562
72,670








AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOO0


Commodity and unit


: Jan. :
: 15 :
: 1961 :


Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol.
All beef cattle "
Cows "
Steers and heifers "
Calves "
Sheep "
Lambs "
Wool 2/ Per lb. "
Corn Per bu. "
Oats "
Barley "
Hay, all baled ton "
Cottonseed "

Hog-corn price ratio 3/ -
United States Bushel
N. Central States "
Iowa


Index numbers: (Av. Jan.
All farm products
Feed grains and hay
Meat animals


1910-Dec. 1914 -


16.50
20.80
14.50
25.80
25.50
5.55
16.50
.593
.965
.598
.820
21.30
44.60


17.1
18.5
18.1


Dec.
15
1960

16.20
20.30
13.80
23.40
22.50
5.29
16.00
.402
.911
.585
.839
21.00
45.20


17.8
18.5
18.9


: Nov. :
: 15 :
: 1960 :

16.60
19.40
13.10
22.20
21.40
4.81
15.90
.5390
.866
.588
.793
20.60
44.40


19.2
20.5
22.0


Jan.
15
1960


L 1/
: Average
: Jan. 1947-
: Dec. 1949


12.10
20.40
14.60
23.10
24.00
5.74
17.80
.430
.979
.685
.848
22.20
59.60


12.4
12.8
14.5


100)
241
146
504


21.90
20.20


22.60
9.15
21.90
.460
1.64
.852
1.57
22.40
71.60
Jan.Av.
1950-59
13.8
14.1


1947-49
271
250
554


Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes, and wage rates 301 298 297 299
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
7/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment.
3/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.


250


EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL I/

: Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit : base :_ _bas-d_o -
prices 2/ ,lan.1961_ 1 _Dic.lo6 _:_ _JL 190_


Hogs
Beef cattle
Calves
Lambs
Wool
Corn
Oats
Barley
Cottonseed


Per cwt. Dol ........ 7.08
" ......... 7.87
" ........ 8.70
" ......... 8.38
Per lb. ......... 4/ .249
" bu. ......... .538
H n t ......... .279
S......... .415
i ton ......... 20.80


I/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 501 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1958 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949, 1954,
and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1951-December 1960 average, (includ-
ing an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting
from price support operations) by dividing by 253 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.
5/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for months
indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the following calen-
dar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1951-60 (including an allowance,
where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting from price
support operations).


21.50
23.70
26.20
25.20
.749
1.62
.840
1.25
62.60


21.50
25.60
26.10
25.50
.759
1.62
.837
1.26
66.80


21.50
25.70
26.20
25.60
.742
1.65
.840
1.27
67.00




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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : S S S : North
------------------ -7- ~~- -- -- -- -- -- ----

Classification Chicago1 Omaha Kansas: Fort Denver: Ogden Part-
l i t : City : Worth : land
: : : s S g s
SIAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 110# down
Prime Feb. 4, 1961 18.20 17.70 -- -- 18.00 --
Feb. 6, 1960 -

Choice Feb. 4, 1961 17.52 17.45 16.80 16.60 17.52 17.25 17.88
Feb. 6, 1960 20.65 19.80 19.75 17.72 19.88 19.12 19.50

Good Feb. 4, 1961 16.08 16.45 16.05 16.25 16.62 16.50 17.25
Feb. 6, 1960 19.85 19.02 18.75 17.58 19.58 18.25 18.75

EWES: (Wooled) All wta.
Good and Feb. 4, 1961 5.90 5.88 7.00 6.58 4.50 4.50
Choice Feb. 6, 1960 7.25 5.88 6.00 5.95 5.25 5.75
Cull and Feb. 4, 1961 5.65 5.25 6.00 7.55* 5.12 3.25 3.50
Utility Feb. 6, 1960 6.58 4.25 5.00 7.25* 4.535 3.50 4.25
FEEDER LAMBS All wte.
Good and Feb. 4, 1961 -- 16.85 -- 15.95 17.12 16.00 16.82
Choice Feb. 6, 1960 18.95 17.00 18.88 17.50

*Shorn basis.

Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
Dec. 1960, with comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.
Month and : Canada Mexico
-- Trf 7- Tg 959 T90 7 -99 -9 -
-.-yetar -- -'- -99- -~-- --"- -99" --
Head Head Head Head
December .... 26,685 23,189 94,207 52M5
Jan.-Dec..... 273,131 542,899 399,560 352,571
Note: During the twelve months this year 2,382 sheep and 15,111
hogs were received from Canada compared with 28,684 sheep and 9,712
hogs a year ago.