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LIVE


MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICU
U.S. DEPARTMENT
WASHINGTOI


Vol. 29, No. 8


February 21, 1961


Week ended


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


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Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, January 1961 .
Storage Holdings of Meats and Lard, Jan. 31, 1961 .
Annual Livestock Inventory, Jan. 1, 1961 .
Calf Crop Report, 1960 . .
Livestock Prices and Composite Meat Values, January 1961


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


The general trend on slaughter steers and
heifers at midwest terminals was weak to 50f
lower, this the third straight week of lower
prices resulting in a $1.00-1.25 lower trend for
the three-week period. For the week under
review, slaughter cows closed steady to 75#
lower; stockers and feeders steady to 50# lower,
instances $1.00 off. Barrows and gilts were
largely steady to 250 lower; sows-mostaly. steady
to 250 higher, except steady to '25qlower 't St.
Louis and Kansas City. Slaughter -lambs closed
254-$1.00 lower at most terminals.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steers and heifers sold lower under the influ-
ence of lower prices in the dressed trade and '
the beginning of the Lenten season, despite d&.;
creased marketing of slaughter steers at the 7
markets. Slaughter steers closed weak to 50'
lower; heifers weak to 750 lower,-.mostly *25-50O
off. Steers and heifers grading Standard and
Good underwent the greatest decline with a few
points $1.00 off on such kinds. Cows sold
steady to 75# lower, except steady to strong at
St. Paul. Bulls were steady to $1.00 lower;
vealers $1.00-3.00 lower at St. Paul and St.
Louis. Slaughter steers and heifers predomi-
nated in the receipts with bulk Good and Choice.
However, most points received an increased show-
ing of Good while the number grading average-
Choice and Prime declined. Prime offerings made
up 15 percent of the slaughter steer supply at
Chicago, against 20 percent the previous week.
Ten loads Prime 1175-1325# slaughter steers
brought $28.25 in Chicago where the bulk of the
Choice and Prime 900-1400# brought $25.00-28.00.
At other points a few loads of mixed Choice and
Prime 1100-1300# sold at $27.00-27.25 while bulk
of the high-Good and Choice 900-1500# cashed at
$24.00-26.75. Some Choice and mixed Choice and
Prime 1350-1750# steers sold at $23.00-27.00
with Prime 1450# $27.50 in Chicago. Good steers
bulked at $22.00-25.25. Mixed Choice and Prime
heifers moved at $26.00-26.50; Choice $24.25-
26.00; Good heifers sold at $21.50-24.25.
Utility and Commercial cows cashed at $15.00-
16.50; Canner and Cutter $13.00-15.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stockers and feeders were about nor-
mal for this time of year. Shipments of steers
from the 30 markets totaled 17,400 head, com-
pared 15,500 the previous week and 15,100 a year
earlier. kt midwest terminals prices generally
were steady to weak following the declines of
the previous week, instances $1.00 off. At
southwest markets prices were unevenly steady to
$1.00 lower. Lower slaughter cattle prices
represented a principal factor influencing a
bearish demand. However, even though feeder
buyers proceeded cautiously, lessened


competition from slaughterers on two-way kinds
of cattle found a moderate number of such kinds
being routed into feeder channels.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
sold chiefly from $22.00-25.00, Choice around
800# occasionally upward to $25.50 while 1000-
1050# seldom exceeded $24.25 as weight continued
to be an important price determining factor.
Medium and low-Good feeders sold from $19.00-
22.50. Few loads Choice and Fancy 525-580#
stock steers brought $28.00-50.00; bulk Good
and Choice 550-750# $25.00-27.50. Medium and
low-Good stockers cashed at $20.00-25.50. Good
and Choice yearling heifers bulked at $21.50-
25.00, load Choice and Fancy 521# $27.00.
Scattered shipments of Choice 400-450# steer
calves brought $31.00-51.50 but majority Good
and Choice steer calves sold from $26.00-50.50
and some Good, mostly in small lots, brought
$24.00. Two shipments Choice and Fancy 565-
423# heifer calves brought 628.00-29.00, but
most Good and Choice heifer calves sold from
$22.00-27.00. Medium and Good stock cows sold
chiefly from $14.00-17.00, few Good $18.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts at
the 12 markets totaled 2953,000 head, slightly
less than the previous week, and 9 percent
below a year ago. Consist of the supplies did
not change much from recent weeks with bulk of
the offerings comprised of mixed U. S. No. 1-3
190-270# barrows and gilts. There was, however,
a moderate showing of 270-300# at most of the
western Corn Belt markets. A few points showed
a small percentage increase in sows but gener-
ally this class made up 6 to 11 percent at the
various centers. The recent Government Purchase
Program for pork and gravy and for lard was
attributed in part to influencing a dependable
outlet on most days for barrows and gilts over
240# and for sows. Shipping demand proved only
moderate with those interests usually preferring
190-240# barrows and gilts but a few loads of
butchers weighing around 300# went on order
accounts at Chicago. Barrows and gilts closed
steady to 25# lower with 200-240# at Omaha 500
to instances 75* lower. Sows closed uneven,
mostly steady to 25# higher, except steady to
25# lower at St. Louis and Kansas City.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# barrows
and gilts sold at $18.25-19.00. Mixed U. S.
1-5, and 2-3, 180-260# brought $17.75-18.75,
most sales $18.00-18.50. U. S. 1-5, 270-600#
sows bulked at $15.75-17.00, with an extreme
range of $15.50-17.50.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 90f per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh park cuts at Chicago
February 9 to February 15, 1961 inclusive.
Prices on feeder pigs advanced 50* at St.
Paul but held steady at Sioux City. Good and









Choice 150-170# at Sioux City sold from $17.00-
17.75; Good and Choice 130-160# at St. Paul
brought $17.50-18.00.
HOGS In the Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota area demand was generally good through
midweek, but lagged on late sessions under the
influence of the approaching holiday and sharply
lower dressed pork sales, especially on loins,
at eastern wholesale centers. Late price de-
clines resulted in barrows and gilts closing
mainly 250 lower. Sows closed fully 25-500
higher. On Friday mixed U. S. 1-5 200-240#
barrows and gilts and including some 190-200#
late $17.50-18.25 and limited volume, mostly No.
1 200-220# $18.25-18.50. U. S. 1-5 270-400#
sows $15.10-17.15, mostly $15.50-16.75; 400-550#
$14.25-15.75.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Lower prices prevailed
for the moderately expanded slaughter lamb mar-
ketings with lower carlot dressed prices a
bearish factor influencing the live trade. The
Lenten period and the forthcoming holiday also
served to narrow demand. Receipts of sheep and
lambs at the 12 markets totaled 114,000 head,
15 percent more than the previous week and 21
percent more than a year earlier. Wooled
slaughter lambs predominated in the run and in-
cluded several shipments of lambs off of Kansas
wheatfields. Slaughter lambs were 25# to $1.00
lower with lambs over 110# usually showing the
most downturn. Slaughter ewes were largely
steady but $1.00-1.50 lower at Kansas City.
Feeder lambs were steady at most points, but
250 lower at St. Paul and steady to $1.00 lower
at Fort Worth.
Choice and Prime 85-115# wooled slaughter
lambs sold from $16.75-18.00 on the close,
sparingly $18.25-18.50; 115-150# lambs largely
$15.50-17.00. Good and Choice 85-116# $16.00-
17.50. Choice and Prime 85-108# shorn lambs
with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $16.25-17.00, to
$17.50 at Chicago; 110-124# $15.00-16.50. Good
and Choice 85-115# $15.25-16.50. Cull to Choice
wooled slaughter ewes $3.00-8.00.
Good and Choice 70-95# wooled feeder lambs
$16.00-18.00, to $18.75 at Sioux Falls; Medium
and Good $14.50-17.00. Few Good and Choice 75-
94# shorn feeders with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
$15.00-16.50. Good and Choice 80-114# shearing
lambs $16.50-17.50; deck Choice 85# $18.25 at
Sioux City.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 54,100 head,
4 percent less than a week earlier, but 56 per-
cent more than a year ago. The fairly broad
volume of slaughter lambs marketed met with only
fair demand and price weakness on most rounds.
Wooled slaughter lambs were weak to 50# lower;
shorn lambs weak, instances 500 off, and slaugh-
ter ewes steady.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105# lambs
delivered to packing plants sold from $16.75-
17.50, with limited numbers high-yielding lambs
$17.50-18.00, Choice and Prime 105-115# lambs


and Good and Choice 80-110# $15.50-17.00. Choice
and Prime 80-100# lambs with No. 1 and fall
shorn pelts $16.00-16.50; 100-115# $14.50-16.00.
Good and Choice 80-105# $15.00-16.00,mainly
$15.50-16.00. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter
ewes $2.00-5.50, few $6.00.

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 5 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers, heifers and
lambs was slow, steady to 50# lower; stocker
and feeder cattle were moderately active,steady
to firm.
Slaughter steers: Seventy-five loads
Choice 900-1100# $25.00-26.00; 56 loads Choice
1100-1525# $25.75-24.75; 57 loads average-Good
to low-Choice 900-1150# $23.40-24.85, 31 loads
Standard and Good 800-1000# $22.75-25.75; 23
loads Standard 850-1175# $21.50-22.50.
Slaughter heifers: Two loads Choice 700-
725# $25.00 to Texas; 7 loads Choice 960-970#
$24.75 delivered to plant; 36 loads high-Good
and Choice 800-1000# $24.00-24.50; 26 loads
mixed Good and Choice 800-1000# $22.50-25.75.
Stocker and feeder steers: Around 1,300
Good and Choice 600-800# $24.00-25.00, 1,500
Medium and Good 550-650# $23.00-24.00 including
1,000 for June delivery; 828 Good and Choice
415-520# steer calves and short yearlings
$26.00-26.50; 950 Medium and Good 450-550#
$24.50-24.75. Heifers: 512 head Good and
Choice 465# $24.00.
Slaughter lambs: Around 50 head Choice and
Prime 100# spring lambs $21.00; 18,500 head
mostly Choice 106-116# alfalfa pastured shorn
lambs with No. 1 pelts $18.00 to mainly $18.50;
1,700 Choice and Prime 108-109# full wooled
$18.00. Utah: Ten loads Choice and Prime 95-
104# $17.25-17.75.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at feedlots was moderately active.
Slaughter steers sold steady to 25f lower;heif-
ers mostly 25-50* lower. In Colorado, 108
loads Choice 1025-1225# slaughter steers $25.15-
26.25; 23 loads Choice 15325-1360# $24.50-25.25;
20 loads high-Good and Choice 1025-1175# $25.50-
25.00. Twenty-nine loads average and high-
Choice 825-1025# slaughter heifers $25.30-25.65;
179 loads Choice 875-1050# $25.00-25.25; 26
loads high-Good and Choice 850-1025# $24.00-
24.75; 2 loads Standard and Good 975-10504
$21.00-22.50. Western Nebraska: Seven loads
Choice 1175# steers $25.75 delivered Colorado
packers; 18 loads Choice 900-1000# heifers
$24.50-24.75. Wyoming: Load average and high-
Choice 1350# $24.75. Western Kansas: Two loads
Good to mostly Choice 925-975# heifers $24.50.








All out-of-state heifers delivered to Colorado
packers.
Trading on stockers and feeders slow,about
steady. Wyoming: Few Good and Choice 400-465#
heifer calves $26.00-28.00; 250 Good and Choice
625-725 heifers $22.75-25.50 for late February-
March delivery.
Slaughter lambs sold weak to 250 lower with
sales confirmed on over 16,000 head. Colorado:
Choice and Prime 98-112# wooled slaughter lambs
early at $18.00-18.25, bulk Choice 85-108#
$17.50-18.00, few 112-122# $16.60-17.25. On
the Western Slope 5 loads Choice and Prime 101-
105# wooled lambs $17.50 f.o.b. to California
buyers. Around 800 Good and Choice 80# shear-
ing lambs $17.50; 750 bred aged ewes $13.50-
14.00 each. Western Kansas: Choice and Prime
102-107# wooled slaughter lambs sold off wheat
pastures $17.50-18.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Temperatures
ranged 10-20 degrees above normal and wheat
pastures showed rapid growth. Limited sales on
slaughter cattle weak, instances 500 lower.
Prices fully steady on stockers and feeders but
trading extremely slow after midweek. Five
loads Choice 1300# slaughter steers $25.50; 5
loads Good and Choice 1125# $25.50; 5 loads
Good 900-1150# $24.00-24.50; 16 loads Choice
930-1050# slaughter heifers $25.25-25.50, 5
loads Good 700-725# $24.00, 5 loads Standard
$22.50. About 150 Medium and Good 600# stock
heifers $18.00-22.00. For April, 300 Choice
450-600# steers $28.00; 2,500 Good to mostly
Choice 525-400# stock calves, $530.00 for steers,
few $31.00 and $28.00 on heifers; 3 loads Good
stock cows $155.00 per head. Near 1,500 Good
and Choice 69-89# wooled and fall shorn feeder
lambs steady at $15.50-16.50.
Amarillo Area Mild locally, heavy rains
to South and East. Trading slow, slaughter
cattle steady to 50# lower, stockers and feeders
mostly steady, instances 500 lower on yearlings;
17 loads Good and Choice 1050# slaughter steers
$25.00, 5 loads mostly Good 1100# $23.50 de-
livered; 10 loads Good and Choice 950-975# fed
heifers $24.65-25.00, 8 loads Good 800# $25.75.
Immediate through April, 400 mostly Choice 540-
600# stock steers $25.00-26.00, 750 Medium 650-
875# feeders $21.00-23.00, near 900 Good and
Choice 500-640# heifer yearlings $25.00-25.00,
bulk $25.00-25.75; 200 Choice 490# steer calves
$28.00, 1,000 Choice 500-550# with steers
$27.50, heifers $25.50; 160 Medium 450# steer
calves $25.00. For fall delivery, 1,900 Medium
600-750# feeder steers $20.90.


IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Direct trade
on slaughter steers and heifers was slow, weak
to mostly 50# lower, except Standard steers
steady to strong; limited sales stocker and
feeder cattle and calves steady to strong;
slaughter lambs slow, about steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice
1000-1225# $24.00-25.50; Standard 1000-1150#
Holsteins 419.00-20.50. Idaho Choice 1050-
1060# $24.00, same grade 1150-1250# $23.25-
23.75; Standard 1100# Holsteins $20.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 850-960# $25.25-25.50, few loads
Choice $24.00 delivered. Idaho Good to
mostly Choice 875-975# $22.75-25.25.
Stockers and feeders: Washington and
Idaho Good and Choice 850-900# feeder steers
$235.00-23.50 with 750-800# heifers $21.00. Good
and Choice 450-550# heifer calves and yearlings
$25.00-23.50. Oregon Good and Choice mixed
yearlings, steers $22.00, heifers $21.00 for
June 1 delivery expected to weigh 600#. String
Good and Choice for fall delivery, steers
$25.00, heifers $25.00. String Good and Choice
400-425# mixed stock calves, steers $28.50,
heifers $26.50 to Nebraska interests. Good and
Choice 425# steers $26.50, heifers $25.50.
Slaughter lambs: Idaho Choice and Prime
105-107# wooled $17.50. Oregon Choice and
Prime 95-105# wooled and shorn, including No.
1-2-3 pelts, $17.50-18.00 delivered basis out
of Oregon.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading very slow on all classes
with demand poor and no sales completed late
in the week. Limited sales both slaughter and
stocker and feeder cattle and calves weak to
instances 50f lower; slaughter lambs about
steady. Cattle: Montana, 80 mostly high-Choice
975-1000# high-yielding slaughter heifers
$24.50; 50 mixed high-Good and Choice 940#
heifers $25.50; 2 loads Utility bulls $18.00-
18.50; 170 mixed Good and Choice around 980#
steers for further feeding $23.15; 325 low to
average-Good 700# mixed feeder steers and heif-
ers $21.85. Northern Wyoming, 55 average to
high-Choice 619# feeder heifers $24.00. Montana,
170 Good stock cows $175.00-200.00 each; 200
high-Good and Choice 400# mixed calves for
early fall delivery, steers $25.75, heifers
$22.75.
Sheep: Northern Wyoming, 700 Choice 110-
112# slaughter lambs $16.50; 450 Choice 105-
108# $17.50 delivered.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
C--- ctle : C l cve -- ogs Sheep and lamn
Market :FeT 18 : Feb. 20 Feb. 18 ~ Feb. 20e : Feb. 18t : Feb. 20 : Febb. 178 : Fe-b. 20O
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 2 1961 : 1960
Chicago ......... 37,034 40,387 108 234 30,102 37,679 7,906 9,553
Cincinnati ............. 2,905 5,308 602 407 12,855 11,548 679 523
Denver ................. 8,567 8,416 144 208 4,586 5,526 19,725 17,591
Fort Worth ........ .... 8,659 5,365 2,183 1,738 2,939 2,606 11,788 7,379
Indianapolis ........... 6,705 7,102 456 589 54,612 55,525 2,071 1,985
Kansas City ............ 19,016 19,666 624 796 14,872 13,677 11,554 5,252
Oklahoma City .......... 11,677 5,860 1,106 368 3,518 3,178 1,544 651
Omaha .................. 35,016 35,657 495 224 41,755 44,064 18,175 16,414
St. Joseph ...... 15,443 15,425 558 529 21,200 25,678 10,315 7,121
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,684 15,231 2,265 2,008 48,516 61,848 5,83355 4,799
Sioux City ............. 25,291 25,008 777 662 51,371 32,561 9,357 10,826
S. St. Paul ............ 16,757 18,506 6,682 7,621 46,912 49,750 15,136 12,444
Total .................. 200,754 199,931 15,980 15,584 295,238 323,440 114,081 94,538
Feb. _I1 1961........... 192,330 14,079 500,791 100,519
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Feb. 18, 1961 Feb. 11, 1961 Feb. 20, 1960
Hogs ..... 538,000 365,000 548,000
Sheep .... 34,100 55,600 21,800
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended Month :
z Feb. T6 : Feb. 9 :-FebT 178-: Tan. -t Ta. :~
: 1961 : 1961 2 1960 : 1961 : 1960 :
Steers 1001# up ............ 925 774 694 4,209 2,621
901-1000 ............ 2,011 1,650 2,397 10,488 8,285
801-900 .......... 2,999 3,031 2,858 17,685 14,985
701-800 .......... 2,505 2,986 2,850 19,423 20,255
501-700 .......... 8,974 7,027 6,46 _49,842 36,381

Total steers 10 markets ...... 17,412 15,468 15,125 101,647 82,525
Av. wts. ...... 725# 755# 754# 724# 729#
Av. cost* ...... $23.96 $24.41 $24.03 424.56 $23.60
" Chicago ......... 22.54 23.51 24.12 23.65 23.49
" Kansas City ..... 23.71 23.72 25.79 24.29 25.31
" Omaha ........... 24.28 24.22 23.76 24.82 23.69
" S. St. Paul ..... 21.76 23.15 22.90 22.06 21.70
" Sioux City ...... 25.355 26.19 25.56 26.19 24.97
" Denver .......... 23.30 235.01 24.25 25.52 24.95
" Ft. Worth ....... 23.24 25.12 25.53 235.48 22.67
" Oklahoma City ... 23.38 24.40 23.97 23.55 22.17
" S. St. Joseph ... 23.81 24.22 25.68 23.23 23.12
" St. Louis NSY ... 22.69 23.00 22.88 25.15 22.59
Total calves 10 markets .... 7,339 7,485 5,829 70,092 54,592
" heifers .... 2,710 1,845 2,490 14,416 11,158
" cows .... 639 700 679 4,446 2,881

Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
S Kansas S St.* *SiowxS St.Indian- Ft. Okla. San
Week ended :Chicago : City :Omaha: osPhLo:uis City Paul Dapolis Denver Worth I city Wichita:Antonio

Stockers and feeders
Feb. 17, 1961 2 57 10 11 8 51 5 8 8 70 70 48 55
Feb. 10, 1961 2 58 10 11 6 26 4 8 8 45 40 40 50
Feb. 19, 1960 2 38 10 16 5 25 5 10 8 65 50 57 55

Slaughter cows
Feb. 17, 1961 5 10 9 8 14 6 25 12 20 15 11 17 15
Feb. 10, 1961 4 9 9 7 11 6 27 12 25 20 21 18 15
Feb. 19, 1960 7 7 8 7 9 8 30 10 20 15 10 16 20









STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER lV
S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --- -
Week ended
: Feb. 16 : Feb. 18 : Feb.16 Feb. 18 : Feb. 16 : Feb. 18 : Feb. 16 : Feb. 18
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Prime..........
Choice.........
Good.........
Standard.......
Commercial.....
Utility.......
All grades.....

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Good.... .......
Standard.......
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All grades.....

Prime..........
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Good ...........
Standard.......
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All grades.....

Prime..........
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Standard .......
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5,911 3,302
16,616 17,607
5,082 7,248
730 1,221
21 33
571 200
26,751 29,611

159 251
5,854 6,625
8,407 10,284
1,072 710
108 171
15,580 18,039


CHICAGO
14.6 11.2
62.2 59.5
19.0 24.5
2.7 4.1
.1 .1
1.4 .6


- ~ ~ ~ H& -_ -~
OMAHA
.9 1.4
57.6 36.7
55.9 57.0
6.9 5.9
.7 1.0


- ~Sioux c7
SIOUX CITY
67 2.4 .7
4,150 55.8 42.5
5,172 38.9 52.9
210 4.9 2.1
172 -- 1.8


1,255
1,171
1,125
1,017
1,588
1,071
1,169

1,147
1,181
1,154
1,111
992
1,149
~ -

1,171
1,121
1,084


9,771 1,148
- - --11.1.


4,512
2,655
705

111


6,436 7,781
---- -----------


25.5
65.2
8.8

.5


55.4
54.1
9.1

1.4


1,191
1,104
1,049

946
1,121


1,254 27.65
1,208 26.06
1,098 24.05
996 21.85
1,589 21.00
1,047 19.45
1,174 25.75


28.40
26.61
24.99
22,09
21.56
18.94
26.24


1,179 26.75 27.25


1,187 24.89 25.59
1,143 23.78 25.79
1,019 20.60 20.03
1,057 18.77 17.64
1,154 25.99 24.26

1,128 27.47 27.81
1,156 25.24 26.25
1,119 25.99 24.55
1,137 20.50 20.07
1,045 -- 17.85
1,134 24.59 25.09

- --- -
1,139 25.18 25.01
1,125 23.95 25.75
1,075 20.90 22.05

1,046 18.61 18.59
1,127 25.98 24.24


S-1T. OUINS WS-1


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


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


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


452
3,280
1,551

117
5,380



1,951
4,526
378

6,855



1,495
482
20
6
2,005


899
4,164
1,271

177
6,511


20
2,339
4,544
700
17
7,420


8.0
61.0
28.8

2.2


13.8
64.0
19.5

2.7
2.7


I -1Fs.Josr!? 1
-- .5
28.5 31.5
66.0 58.6
5.5 9.4
-. .2


-_--__- -

1,036 74.6 56.5
705 24.1 38.4
88 1.0 4.8
6 .5 .3
1,835


-
1,065
1,029
982

952
1,016



1,148
1,119
1,063

1,124



1,157
1,129
1,052
850
1,148


1,059 25.74 26.38
1,064 24.02 24.28
996 21.50 21.06

940 17.81 18.56
1,046 23.54 23.85


1,250 -- 28.25
1,157 25.29 25.48
1,104 235.72 25.74
1,073 20.24 20.22
1,008 -.. 17.51
1,112 24.00 25.98



1,251 25.06 25.40
1,164 25.86 24.56
1,238 20.48 18.55
1,064 18.50 17.00
1,205 24.72 24.64


I/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


257
5,811
4,194
531

10,795


1,642
4,195
567

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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


-Catle : C -alve s _Hogs- : S heep and Iamb: -
City or Area :-Fb. I:Feb. 20: Feb. 18: Feb. 20: Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 18 :Feb. 20
-- 1961 : 1960 1961 1960 -:- 1961 1960 : 1961_ 1960
Boston, New York City Area... 10,941 13,431 9,]03 7,506 45,880 52,706 35,649 42,196
Baltimore, Philadelphia...... 8,585 8,040 2,499 1,611 31,397 29,019 4,578 4,834
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 18,675 18,582 3,233 3,714 131,462 143,493 14,092 16,248
Chicago Area................. 15,612 17,820 7,067 6,674 46,668 34,935 7,171 4,526
St. Paul-Wisc. Areas......... 28,175 29,510 19,500 23,549 112,430 139,340 24,747 16,313
St. Louis Area................ 11,767 10,961 1,742 1,559 70,231 86,824 5,658 5,577
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area... 20,421 22,438 -- 95,707 101,540 15,732 17,417
Omaha Area................... 36,407 37,199 176 104 71,941 85,129 18,926 16,797
Kansas City................... 16,297 15,729 -- 35,247 43,883 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota........ 30,191 31,059 8,448 10,594 307,648 310,931 40,359 32,795
Lou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's.... 5,712 5,918 2,724 2,553 64,969 63,771 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 9,016 6,074 4,943 2,598 35,546 34,967 -- -
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City. 20,361 20,054 1,218 1,203 45,736 58,936 13,425 8,023
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 9,978 8,672 3,215 2,976 16,650 19,075 15,284 10,739
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 20,096 19,400 201 306 14,901 18,754 33,783 28,213
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 27,582 27,711 1,656 1,516 23,536 27,607 26,343 28,476
Portland, Seattle, Spokane... 6,823 6,898 221 284 15,443 18,531 4,789 4,136


Total...................... 296,639 299,496 65,844
A m t 2,099,523 468,435
Accumulation to date. .. 09 2,162,520
"'''" ,lb62,520


66,747 1,165,192 1,269,441 260,536 236,290
7,841,189 1,828,166
491,199 9,319,045 1,832,941


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

e--------- --- T -- --7 -
Week ended -(excl. lard) : and mutton Total Total
b ea- : Prod. : NuI: n eat lard
berr : :od ber Prod ber ro: prod. prd.
1,000 mil.b. 1000 mil.lb. 1i,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. mil.lbb. ml.1.
Feb. 18, 1961 .... 365 218.3 95 10.6 1,345 187.2 290 14.8 4'. ,
Feb. 11, 1961 .....***..........** 365 220.5 95 10.6 1,295 181.0 290 14.5 426.6 --
Jan. 28, 1961 1/ .......... 370 84 1,288 -- 293 -- 40.3
Feb. 20, 1960 T/ ........... 360 216.8 91 10.4 1,464 199.0 265 13.3 439.5 44.9

Percentage change from:


Feb. 11, 1961 ..............
Feb. 20, 1960 ...............


0 -1 0 0 4 3 0 2 1
1 1 4 2 -8 -6 9 11 -2


-------- Ae-- !.age weightdlb. Lr
Week ended Cattle Calves 7 Hogs ) : .heep : yield
--ve :Dressed- and lambs : er
-- ----____ ___ Live :Dressed : IT:re sse Ji;.ees;d-:-~v~ 5rDrssed 100 lb.


Feb. 18, 1961 ............... 1050
Feb. 11, 1961 ................ 1060
Jan. 28, 1961 ............... 1065
Feb. 20, 1960 ............... 1053


200 112 240
200 112 241
200 112 238
199 114 233


-17 Actual slaughter. 27~ Excludes lard.
UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
JANUARY 1961 with comparisons
(Thousand head)
- -- -~- -- ------ -- ---- --- ------- _- -- --^------------
: Cattle : Calves Hogs Sheep and lambs
Region o : o- 9 _

N. Atlantic States ........ 119 121 102 90 528 551 197 210
S. Atlantic States ........ 48 40 38 24 328 337 1/ 1/
N.C. States Eastern ..... 261 278 145 154 1,230 1,484 111 131
N.C. States N. Western .. 516 519 58 64 2,317 2,654 479 424
N.C. States S. Western .. 171 165 10 10 518 655 99 88
S. Central States ......... 167 156 49 47 526 496 92 68
Mountain States ........... 133 108 2 2 95 120 162 147
Pacific States ............ 216 197 24 22 203 241 159 170
Total ................. ..1,632 1,564 427 413 5,744 6,516 1,300 1,237

Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): January 1961, horses 3,957;
goats 4,854; January 1960,horses 4,948; goats 5,560. 1/ Not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


139 105
140 104
137 103
136 104














Classification


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
--------------------- ----------- ------- ---------
: Chicago Kansas City : Omaha Denver Portland
: Feb.: Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb.
: 18 : 20 : 18 : 20 : 18 : 20 18 : 20 : 18 20
: 1961: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961: 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
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


27.75
27.50
26.50
25.62
24.12
21.55


25.538

21.00


16.25
16.12
15.58
14.00


28.50
28.38
27.25
26.58
24.65
21.60


26.52

20.50


16.15
15.68
15.22
13.68


i--

25.52
25.538
235.75
20.52


24.78
22.88
19.75


16.50
15.65
14.95
14.02


26.12
26.08
23.88
21.15


25.62
23.40
20.60


16.50
15.48
14.70
13.62


27.00
26.75
25.85
25.58
23.65
20.62


25.40
235.18
20.02


16.20
15.50
14.70
13.88


27.90
27.70
26.38
25.90
23.30
20.02


26.15
23.15
19.58


16.50
15.50
14.52
15.50


25.25
25.25
22.75
20.00


24.68
22.50
19.50



16.08
14.12
12.88


26.00
25.62
22.38
18.50


25.92
22.68
19.00


17.90
16.58
14.88
15.75


-
-i
25.25
24.58
25.25
20.50



21.62
19.00



15.38
14.31
12.12


26.12

24.75
22.25


24.25
25.00
20.75


17.88
16.25
15.75
11.25


19.52 21.25 17.75 19.00 18.50 19.25 20.75
19.58 20.25 18.00 18.75 18.50 18.50 18.50 19.75 19.00 21.25


29.50
26.50
22.00


31.50
29.80
25.90


235.20
21.50
19.65


28.50
25.00
21.00


26.10
25.75
20.50


29.00
26.25
22.50


26.50
25.50
20.25


25.50
23.75
20.75


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800o#
500-800
500-1000


26.82
24.45
21.50


Heifers -
Choice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 600-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


27.75
25.25
21.75


26.25
25.85
20.05


26.88
24.50
21.00


26.38
24.38
21.12


27.00
24.25
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


- 23.25 24.25 24.25 24.50 24.25 235.50
-- 20.00 20.25 20.75 21.50 21.50 21.00


- -- 15.75 16.25 15.75



-- 27.50 30.05 29.25


16.50 16.00


-
23.50
20.00


50.58
28.25
24.75



24.50
25.00
20.00



19.00


28.50
25.75
22.50


52.00
29.50
25.00



25.00
23.50
20.50


25.75
20.50


- 14.75


30.00 29.50 50.00 25.50 27.00


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 24.25 26.60 25.25 27.00


27.00 27.25 25.50 25.00








CATTLE: MONTHLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
------- ----;* --- -- -------.------ -- _-- ____--- ^
: : : : : North
a Chicago : Kansas City Omaha : Denver : Portland

Classification : ,
Jan. JJan. Jan. Jan. Jan. : Jan. Jan. Jan. :Jan Jan.
1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 : 1960 1961 1960 : 1961 J 1960
L -- -.


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


29.00
28.90
27.97
27.15
25.57
22.62


26.80

21.70


16.04
15.70
14.89
15.16


27.90
28.14
26.74
26.539
24.62
21.89


26.22

21.02


16.48
15.52
14.86
13.28


26.43
26.21
24.12
20.91


25.15
22.99
19.81


16.12
15.25
14.27
15.19


19.78 21.84 17.58
19.92 20.84 17.77


25.20
22.82
18.85


50.04
28.00
235.75


22.59
20.29
18.07


25.00
22.04
19.41


28.50
25.84
25.69
25.20
20.530


25.24
22.70
19.58


17.14
15.85
14.50
12.72


27.97
27.79
26.74
26.40
24.51
21.58


26.35
23.96
21.25


15.87
14.95
13.86
12.73


19.85 17.91
19.58 18.00


24.54
22.81
19.96


27.50
25.50
21.50


235.92
21.20
17.96


27.65
27.52
26.26
25.71
23.55
20.11


25.95
235.21
19.88


16.38
15.12
15.84
12.79


19.78
19.55


26.01
25.93
23.02
20.00


25.534
22.77
19.50



15.84
13.77
12.70


26.07
25.72
22.71
19.14


25.46
22.44
19.06


17.24
15.96
14.530
13.09


25.88

24.25
21.44


23.97
22.38
19.62


16.81
15.59
15.67
11.92


18.94 19.60 19.84
18.94 19.60 19.84


24.85
23.26
20.59


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.82
24.65
21.50


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


27.37
25.02
21.87


25.86
24.09
20.536


26.21
23.84
20.48


26.72
24.56
21.29


26.65
24.46
20.75


- 25.42 25.51 24.06 24.25
- -- 20.00 19.54 20.75 21.15


-- 15.50 16.00 14.94 13.52



-- 27.44 27.18 28.88 30.25


-- -- 23.99 24.88 25.19 27.00


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.06


22.81
19.88


28.88
26.69
22.50



24.58
21.88
19.58


23.79 25.38 --
21.50 21.12 18.81


16.35



29.54


26.69
26.10
25.19
22.38


24.34
23.25
21.06


17.33
16.05
13.53
11.62


21.22
22.45



25.62
22.44


51.62
29.12
24.84



24.38
23.25
19.94


25.06
19.88


-- -- 15.17


29.88 25.06


25.75


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
---------------- --- ------------------- -------.-. ..-.......,........................,I-----1.
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City : m City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
W ~w ^L i^''-''''''~---------'-----^ -- --- --
Barrows Feb. 18, 1961 18.28 18.50 18.28 18.15 18.07 18.25 18.01 18.45 18.21
and Feb. 11, 1961 18.30 18.32 18.51 18.18 18.06 18.33 17.89 18.54 18.22
gilts Feb. 20,, 1960 13.50 13.52 13.63 13.69 13.61 13.67 13.35 13.62 13 .5
Feb. 18, 1961 16.19 16.44 16.70 16.45 16.12 16.47 16.37 16.04 16.33
SowS Feb. 11, 1961 15.60 16.00 16.28 16.25 16.08 16.23 15.80 16.01 16.01
Feb, 20 1960 1151 11.90 12.11 12.18 12.08 11.96 11,76 11.59 11.86
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Feb. 18, 1961 255 219 255 "242 246 255 252 224 232
and Feb. 11, 1961 256 221 252 244 248 252 232 225 2355
gilts Feb. 20, 1960 234 216 225 257 240 224 230 225 228
Feb. 18, 1961 447 425 451 445 458 45 40 454 440
Sows Feb. 11, 1961 454 415 454 452 448 427 450 452 438
Feb. 20, 1960 454 402 421 456 442 406 421 414 426
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 18, 1961 22977 45490 12955 34286 27505 18664 37495 29713 227081
and Feb. 11, 1961 22904 47375 12715 55255 29082 19393 41154 29461 255517
gilts Feb. 20, 1960 28770 55183 12530 56983 27919 22423 40562 31029 255199
Feb. 18, 1961 2559 5787 992 4156 2060 1561 2515 2679 20089
Sows Feb. 11, 1961 2455 5892 914 35592 2462 1451 2580 2497 19605
Feb,..2p.0 1 ~.Q...~....598 ... 8..8... 4._ ...8 .. .. 844...45.... 7?..2
SOWS Percentage of total
Feb. 18, 1961 9 8 7 31 7 8 6 8 8
Feb. 11, 1961 10 8 7 9 8 7 6 8 8
Feb. 20 1960 11 7 6 10 6 8 5 8
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
-------------------- --------------------- r ----------------- r-
Hog products I/ Hog prices ? :or margin
Feb. 18, 1961 $20.78 $18.62 $2.16
Feb. 11, 1961 20.61 18.68 1.95
Feb. 20, 960 15.64 13.84 1.80
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog corn-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, Hog-corn
Week ended ilts 1/ No. 3. yellow price ratio
Dollars per" Cents per : based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts

Feb. 18, 1961 18.28 111.6 16.4
Feb. 11, 1961 18.50 114.5 16.0
Feb. 20, 1960 15.50 111.7 12.1
I/----------------------------eighted average. 2/ Simple average.
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Supplies of beef and.
lamb were normal with pork, veal, and calf
moderate. Slightly reduced receipts of beef
and lamb were augmented by carryover lots at
New York and Philadelphia. Trading on beef was
generally slow with demand and outlets very
spotty at various markets. Rounds and loin
cuts moved best at Washington and hindquarters
were slow in all areas. Demand for beef was
uneven at New York with ribs under 37#, arm
chucks and rounds rather active, but loins were
very slow and outlets for fabricated beef cuts
generally good. Prices for veal and calf de-
clined for the first time since late December.
Trading for lamb was mostly fair with chain
buyers quite active for carcasses and cuts.
Pork met good outlets at all markets, except
New York where loins were very hard to move and
sold lower which was the only decline on pork
for the Eastern Seaboard. Clearance of beef
was incomplete at Washington and there will be
some carryover of veal, calf and pork loins at
New York. Beef hindquarters and pork loins
were not fully cleared at Philadelphia. Other-
wise clearance generally complete.
Steer beef closed steady to $1.00 lower;
cow beef steady to 75# lower; veal and calf
$1.00-3.00 lower at New York and Philadelphia.
Veal sold steady at other markets; lamb mostly
steady; pork loins steady to $3.00 higher,
except fully $3.00 lower on the close at New
York. Other pork cuts sold steady to $1.00
higher at all points.
Prices for kosher steer forequarters were
steady to $1.00 lower; lamb steady to mostly
$1.00 higher. Veal and calf prices were $1.00
to mostly $2.00 lower.

CHICAGO Supplies of beef and lamb were
normal with veal rather small and pork moderate.
Steer and heifer beef prices declined on early
sessions in a slow trade. Primal cute were
also slow but by Wednesday fair outlets de-
veloped for arm and squarecut chucks. Sellers
had most difficulty clearing ribs over 35#.
Veal prices worked lower for the second straight
week in a dull trade. There was a moderate
demand for lamb and for the most part, outlets
were adequate for lamb legs, stews and shoulders
while on the other hand center cuts, particu-
larly ribs were on the draggy side. Fairly
active trade prevailed for spareribs on the
initial session, otherwise fresh pork trade
was slow with daily declines on loins.
Beef closed 500-$1.00 lower; veal $1.00
lower; lamb steady to $1.00 higher. Pork loins
were $2.00-3.50 lower; Boston butts 4-8# steady
to 500 lower; spareribs 3# down steady to $1.00
lower.


PACIFIC COAST Reduced supplies of steer
and heifer beef were about in line with the
narrow demand and clearance was normal. Trading
was generally slow. Supplies of cow beef, calf
and veal were ample in California but short of
demand in the northwest. Increased supply/of
45-55# lamb carcasses resulted in a poor demand
for these weights. Fresh pork supplies were
generous and trading was slow in southern Cali-
fornia, but otherwise moderately active. A good
demand prevailed for smoked pork in San Fran-
cisco, but elsewhere outlets were rather narrow.
Steer beef sold steady 'to 500 lower; cow
beef strong to $1.00 higher in the northwest,
but steady to 500 lower in California. Calf and
veal sold steady to $2.00 lower in California
while veal in the northwest was $1.00-3.00 higher,
the full advance in Seattle; lamb steady to $1.00
lower, mostly steady at San Francisco. Fresh
pork sold strong to $2.00 higher; cured pork
steady to $2.00 higher.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Generally price declines were recorded on normal
supplies of all fresh meats under a rather poor
demand. Some beef carry-over from the previous
week coupled with the beginning of the Lenten
season were contributing factors to the downturns.
Clearance on beef again incomplete but mostly
fair on other classes.
Beef and lamb closed 500-$1.00 lower. Pork
loins were $2.00-2.50 lower; fresh hams 50#
higher; Boston butts steady; pork sides steady
to 35# lower.
Following prices f.o.b. packing plant:
Choice 600-700# steer carcasses closed at $41.25-
42.00; 700-800# $39.50-40.50; Good 600-800#
$37.50-39.50. Choice 500-700# heifer beef $39.50-
40.50; Good $36.75-38.50. Utility cow beef
$28.50-30.50, mostly $29.00-29.50. Choice and
Prime 45-55# lamb carcasses $34.25-36.50; 55-65#
$32.25-33.25. Pork loins 8-12# $41.00-43.00;
fresh hams 12-14# $42.00-43.00; 14-16# $40.00-
41.00; Boston butts 4-8# $33.00-35.00. U. 8. 1,
2 and 3 135-155# pork carcasses $26.10-27.10;
155-175# $25.55-26.95.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Trading for most classes of
fresh meats was slow throughout the week and
price declines were recorded on all classes.
Supplies were about normal. Steer beef closed
500-$1.00 lower with sales at Denver $1.00-1.50
off. Heifer beef sold 500-$1.00 lower, some
sales $1.50 off at Chicago. Cow beef closed
unevenly steady to $1.50 lower, mostly 500-$1.50
lower; lamb steady to $1.00 lower. Pork loins
were $4.00-4.50 lower at Chicago and mostly $1.00
off at Philadelphia.





WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
S New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification --------- -------------------------
SFeb.18 : Feb.20: Feb.18 : Feb.20 1 Feb.18 : Feb.20 Feb.18 Feb.20
------------- 196_ : 1960:_ 196_ 1 J969 : 196-1_ j ,
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 44.90 48.00 -- _
Choice 600-700 45.30 46.00 44.88 44.75 41.25 43.88 41.00 45.25


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1:0
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# dowi
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


43.98
42.40
43.15


65.00
56.80
50.30


44.25
43.25
45.75


64.50
55.50
47.50


42.88
42.88
42.88

43.25
43.25
41.12

62.50
57.50
51.50


40.25 42.10 39.00
39.75 40.95 39.00


49.70
39.30
43.50


40.70
33.50
38.60


45.45
36.69
39.25


43.00
41.00
41.00

44.00
43.50
40.50

58.50
55.50
50.00


40.50
41.00
39.25

40.00
39.50




53.00


-- 39.50
40.62 39.50


57.75
29.00
55.50


51.50
42.50
46.50


41.50
45.50
41.50

42.50
41.50


39.75
40.31
39.19

40.69
39.88
39.50


41.25
42.00
40.00

42.94
41.38
41.38


55.00 --

--. 39.75 45.00
44.25 39.75 45.00


45.00
55.50
59.00


48.00
42.00
44.50


42.00
33.62
38.00


47.00 41.00 51.25 47.25 51.25 50.00 47.50 45.50


51.00


57.50 55.25 43.25 58.25 45.00 54.50 43.00


33.50 29.50 36.25 33.00 33.00 50.00 33.50 30.00
15.75 11.88 17.00 11.75 18.00 15.50 17.62 13.72


BULK PRICES CAELOT BASIS WEEK ENDED FEB. 17, 1961


teeer e'----------- -
Choice 600-700# 42.00-43.00 41.00-41.50 41.25-41.75 43.50-44.25 43.50-44.50


Good


Heifer beef -


Choice 500-600#
600-700
Good 500-600
600-700
Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-45#S


40.50-41.00
39.50-40.00
39.00-40.00
39.00-40.00
38.50-39.50

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50

29.50-30.50
30.50-31.25

37.00-38.00
35.50-36.00
32.50-33.50
37.00-38.00
35.50-36.00
32.50-33.50


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12# 41.50-43.00


39.00-39.50
38.00-38.50

37.00-39.00
37.00-39.00

39.75-41.50
39.00-39.75
36.50-38.75
36.50-38.75

30.00-31.20


35.50-37.00
33.50-35.50
32.00-33.00
35.50-37.00
33.50-35.50
32.00-33.00


39.50-39.75
38.50-38.75

38.25-39.25
37.50-38.25

39.50-40.00
39.50-40.00
37.00-37.25
37.00-37.25

29.00-30.00
30.00-30.25


34.25-35.25
32.25-33.25

34.25-35.25
32.25-33.25


42.00-43.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-42.50
41.00-42.00
40.50-41.00


38.00-40.00
36.50-38.00
34.00-35.50
38.00-40.00
36.50-38.00
34.00-35.50


42.00-42.50
41.00-41.50

40.50-42.00
40.00-41.50


42.00-43.00



31.50-32.50
32.00-32.50

38.50-39.50
36.00-37.50
32.00-34.00
38.50-39.50
36.00-37.50
32.00-34.00


5- 44.50-45.50


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


Choice


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


-- 41.50-43.50







Fr BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


At the Boston market trading for greasy
domestic wools was slow with prices about
steady. A moderate volume of pulled wools sold
at firm prices with most demand for 56s and
finer grades. Trading for noils was slow with
prices three to four pence higher in Bradford,
England. Buyers were active in Arizona as
several clips were sold consisting mostly of
bulk fine wools. There was some activity in
contracting and sales of 1960 wools in Montana
of bulk fine and half-blood clips.
Midweek cables from Australia showed Japan
and the Continent competing for an average
selection of all types while at Melbourne,
Japan was the chief operator under very keen
competition for topmaking and spinners merino
comebacks and crossbred wools, with prices steady
to 2j percent higher. The Christchurch, New
Zealand market was active as Japan dominated
with the Continent and Bradford supporting and
prices advanced 2i-5 percent. Prices at the
Cape market were steady to strong. Coarse
Argentine wools were very firm. Montevideo was
steady with United States topmakers operating in
60s and finer qualities.
According to the Crop Reporting Board of
the Agricultural Marketing Service the average
price received by farmers for wool on January
15, 1961 was 39.3 cents per grease pound. This
compared to 40.2 cents for December 15, 1960 and
43.0 cents on January 15, 1960.
Fleece Wools Medium wools brought 40-42#
in the grease in Ohio and Indiana.
Territory Wools Growers were paid 59#
grease basis in Arizona for bulk fine, good
French combing and staple wools in original bags
and were estimated to cost clean from $1.05-
1.10 delivered Boston. A choice original bag
clip of bulk fine and half-blood Montana wool
was contracted for future delivery at $1.00 clean
basis on a core test.
Texas Wools Trading for Texas wools in
the local market and in Texas was very slow.
Mohair With warmer weather in Texas a
modes rvo~ume of spring mohair was arriving at
warehouses and buyers were paying 91# for adult
and $1.214 for kid hair. There were sales of
mostly kid mohair tops in Boston for worsted
consumption.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign wools
was dull. Quotations at week's end follow with
combing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields, in
bond.
Australia
Oil-combed
77 $1.10 432 $1.01
78 1.06 4355 .99
78A- 1.05 454 .95
79 1.05 455 .93


New Zealand
Oil-combed
86 $.92 107 $.85
95 .89 114 .82
854 .87 128 .81
100 .84
South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured Yields


$1.05
1.04
1.03
1.05
1.01
1.01
.99


17 -
22 -
27 -
32 -
355 -


$1.01
1.00
.97
.95
.95


Montevideo Super Skirted Woolst 64s -
940, 60/64s 910, 60s 880, 60/588 860,
58/56s 850, 56/50s 850.
Carpet Wools Scoured Buenos Aires
November second clip carpet wools sold around
78-800, but trade was generally very dull.
Greasy November wools were offered for ship-
ment around 77-780, March wools at 75# and
fleeces around 81# clean fibers present while
New Zealand carpet fleeces were priced at 800
and second shear wools at 790. Spot Pakistan/
India wools were offered as follows: White
Pakistan and white Bibruk at 78#, white
Khorassan at 78# and white Vicaneer India
wools at 764, all clean fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic


1-1"l
2-35"
2-5"
2-5"
ave. 5"


white
stained
white
white
stained


$1.17
1.16
1.05
.95
.88


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
648 2-2P" choice $1.14
60s 2-53" def. 1.06
60/588 2-5" def. .97
58/60s 2j-5" tinged .97
56s 5-4" choice 1.04


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 16,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.490
May wool tops 1.490
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.146
May wool 1.155
64s grade 2j" ave. stretched length








COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, JANUARY 31, 1961

January net input of red meats totaled 19 million pounds, about one-third the
January 1960 gain and one-half the average. February 1 stocks of red meats totaled
442 million pounds. A net reduction of beef during January-15 million pounds-was
twice the decline for the month last year and 5 times the average. Beef holdings
which totaled 155 million pounds on February 1 were 21 percent below holdings for
this date last year and 18 percent below the 1956-60 average. A gain of 30 million
pounds in stocks of pork was 17 million short of a year earlier and 6 million below
average. On February 1, pork stocks totaled 200 million pounds and compare with
312 million stored on February 1, 1960. The average is 309 million pounds. Stocks
of frozen picnics were about equal to those of a month earlier, but 27 percent below
stocks on February 1, 1960. Frozen ham stocks at 42 million pounds on February 1
were 18 million pounds larger than those of a month earlier but 9 million less than
stocks on February 1, 1960. Holdings of frozen bellies totaled 43 million pounds
on February 1, a net gain of 10 million from a month earlier. These stocks compare
with 92 million pounds in storage on February 1, 1960.

UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, JANUARY 31, 1961 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)


Commodity


S January January December January
: 1956-60 av; 1960 : 1960 1961
1,000 lb. 1.000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb.


Beef:
Frozen .
In cure and cured .
Total .
Pork, frozen:
Picnics .
Hams .
Bellies .
Loins .
Jowls .
Butts .. .
Spareribs .
Trimmings .
Other pork .
Total .


Pork in cooler:
Dry salt bellies .
Other dry salt pork ..
Other pork cuts ..


Total .
Total pork .


Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen .
Lamb and mutton, frozen .
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams .
Other meats .
Total all meats .
Lard, rendered and refined 3/
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork . .
Beef . .


176,252
12.653


182,549
12.511


161,054
8.791


145,385
9.184


188,885 194,860 169,845 154,567

1/ 8,727 6,321 6,352
7 50,265 23,988 41,526
I/ 92,488 53,510 43,519
T/ 1/ 7,574 6,607
TI/ / 5,191 6,380
T/ T/ 2,467 3,275
1/ /7 7,456 7,854
T/ 1/ 9,691 10,239
2I 112,901 57,756 57,293
244,716 264,379 133,954 162,845

1/ 9,453 7,983 7,271
1/ 7,6553 5,651 5,182
T/ 30,072 22,658 24,616
64,064 47,158 36,292 57,069
508,780 311,557 170,226 199,914

14,658 9,442 15,695 12,984
9,840 14,046 12,442 12,115

2/ (59,250 2/ (67,286 50,485 55,457
- ( ( 26,481 26,711

581,573 597,171 425,172 441,748


126,100

5,686
9,103


135,600

1,962
2,150


95,500


1,964 2,195
2,584 2,282


1/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. / In dry and
cold storage as reported by Bureau of Census. 4/ Not available. 5/ Government
holdings are included in the totals and consist of reported stocks-held by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and other Government Agencies.


* 0 0
* .







ANNUAL LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY INVENTORY JANUARY 1, 1961

(Following summary based on the complete report released by the
Crop Reporting Board, AMS, February 13, 1961)

Cattle numbers on January 1, 1961, at 97.1 million head, were up 1 percent from the revised
estimate of 96.2 million head a year earlier. Milk cow numbers declined 1 percent to 19.3
million head, the smallest number since 1909. Beef cow numbers increased 2 percent and the total
of all other classes were up from a year earlier. Hog numbers, at 55.3 million head, were 6 per-
cent below January 1, 1960, due to the decrease in the 1960 pig crop. Inventories of all sheep
and lambs were down 1 percent from a year earlier. Chicken inventories decreased 3 percent from
January 1, 1960, while turkeys increased 21 percent. The total inventory value of all live-
stock and poultry on farms and ranches January 1, 1961 was $15.5 billion-up 2 percent from the
same date last year.
CATTLE: The number of cattle and calves on farms and ranches January 1, 1961 is estimated
at 97,19,000 head, up 1 percent from the revised estimate of 96,236,000 head for a year earlier.
A 1 percent decrease in milk cows and dairy replacement heifers was more than offset by a 2 per-
cent increase in other cattle, mostly beef-type. This is the third consecutive year cattle
numbers have shown an increase. The January 1 total was 7 percent above the 1950-59 average of
90,789,000 head.
Changes in cattle numbers from a year earlier by regions varied from a 3 percent increase
in the South Central region to a 1 percent decrease in the Western region. The North Atlantic
and West North Central regions increased 1 percent, while the East North Central and South
Atlantic remained the same. Changes from the previous year for most States were small. North
Dakota, with an increase of 9 percent, had the largest percentage increase of any State.
Oklahoma had the next largest increase with 4 percent. Seven States increased 3 percent. The
largest percentage decreases were Nevada, with a 6 percent decrease, and Montana, Delaware, and
Rhode Island each down 5 percent.
Commercial cattle slaughter in 1960 of 25,148,200 head was 10 percent more than in 1959,
and calf slaughter, at 8,223,600 head, was up 7 percent. Imports of cattle from Mexico and
Canada during the first 11 months of 1960 totaled 552,000 head compared with 640,000 for the
same months in 1959.
Milk cows and heifers 2 years old and over at 19,291,000 head were down 1 percent from Jan-
uary 1, 1960 and 15 percent below the 10-year average. This is the 7th consecutive year with a
decrease in milk cow numbers. The North Atlantic region had a 1 percent increase from a year
earlier, while the South Central region showed a decrease of 4 percent. Other regions had de-
creases of 1 and 2 percent. The number of heifers 1-2 years of age being kept for milk cows was
down 1 percent, while heifer calves kept for milk cows were up 1 percent.
The number of other cattle (all cattle except milk cows and dairy replacement heifers) was
2 percent above January 1, 1960. The 27.0 million cows other than those kept for milk were 2
percent more than a year earlier and 18 percent above the 1950-59 average number. Other
heifers 1-2 years of age totaled 7.0 million head and were practically the same as a year
earlier. Steers 1 year old and older, at 10.9 million head, were 4 percent above January 1,
1960. Other calves and bulls 1 year old and older were each up 1 percent. The January 1 inven-
tory numbers include nearly 8.0 million head of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter
market.
HOGS: Hog numbers on farms January 1, 1961, are estimated at 55,306,000 head. This is 6
percen- less than the 59,026,000 head on hand a year earlier, but 1 percent more than the 1950-
59 average of 54,748,000 head. All regions showed a decrease in numbers from a year ago. In
the Corn Belt (12 North Central States), which has about three-fourths of all hogs, the de-
crease in hog numbers was 5 percent from January 1, 1960. The inventory number of hogs
decreased 8 percent in Missouri, 6 percent in Minnesota, 5 percent in Illinois, 4 percent in
Iowa, and 3 percent in Indiana. Commercial slaughter of hogs in the United States during 1960
was 79.0 million head, 3 percent less than the number slaughtered in 1959.
Hogs and pigs under 6 months of age on farms January 1, 1961, totaled 37,853,0XC' head, 2
percent below the 38,747,000 on farms a year earlier. The fall pig crop which accounts for most
of the hogs under 6 months of age was 3 percent smaller than the 1959 fall crop. The number of
sows and gilts on farms is estimated as 7,830,000- 4 percent more than a year earlier. Market
hogs over 6 months old (excluding sows and gilts for breeding) on January 1 at 9,622,000 head
were 25 percent less than a year earlier.
SHEEP: The number of stock sheep and lambs on farms and ranches January 1, 1961 was
28,677,000 head. This inventory is 1 percent below the 28,849,000 head recorded a year earlier,
and with that exception was the highest inventory since 1948. Sheep and lambs on feed for
market, at 4,255,000 head were 2 percent fewer than on January 1, 1960. All sheep and lambs,
including those on feed for market, totaled 32,932,000 head, a decline of 1 percent from a year
earlier.
Ewe lamb numbers were 89 percent of a year earlier with all regions showing a decline. The
number of ewes ] year old and over increased 1 percent. Wether and ram lambs were 122 percent of
the number on January 1, 1960. Rams and wethers 1 year old and over were up 1 percent.







LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY: NUMBER ON FARMS JANUARY 1, 1952-61, FOR THE UNITED STATES


*1
Year :



Number on
farms
1952 ......
1953......
1954......
1955......
1956......
1957......
1958......
1959......
1960......
1961......


Cattle
1,000
head


88,072
94,241
95,679
96,592
.S,900
92,860
91,176
93,522
96,236
97,159


TCow 2 years -

1,000
head


25,060 E
23,549 5
23,896 4
23,462 E
22,912 5
22,325 E
21,265 5
20,152 E
19,527 E
19,291 E


Hogs
1,000
head


2,117
1,755
45,114
i0,474
i5,554
1,897
1,517
8,045
9,026
5,505


* Stock
: _sheep_
1,000
head


: Chickens
1,000
head


27,944 426,555
27,593 398,158
27,079 596,776
27,157 390,708
26,890 383,690
26,348 391,363
27,167 374,281
28,108 387,002
28,849 369,484
28,677 357,910


1/ Included in all cattle.

LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY, BY CLASSES, UNITED STATES, JANUARY 1
--------------- --T *-- ----- T ---- T
Class Average : 1959 : 1960 : 1961 :

1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head 1,000 head
Cattle and calves ........... 90,789 95,322 96,256 97,139
Kept for milk .............. 34,368 50,708 30,181 29,936
Cows 2 yrs. and older ..... 22,802 20,152 19,527 19,291
Heifers 1 to 2 yrs ........ 5,498 5,050 5,079 5,054
Heifer calves ............. 6,068 5,526 5,575 5,611


Other cattle .................
Cows 2 yrs. and older ......
Heifers 1 to 2 yrs .........
Calves .....................
Steers 1 yr. and older .....
Bulls 1 yr. and older ......
Sheep and lambs .............
On feed ....................
Stock sheep ................
Lambs .....................
Ewe ......................
Wether and ram ...o.i.o.
1 yr. and older ........
Ewes ...**...*............
Rams .....................
Wethers ..............

Hogs and pigs ...............
Under 6 months .............
6 months and older .........
Sows and gilts ............
Others ...................
Chickens *..................
Hens .....................
Pullets ..................
Other ......................


56,421
22,931
5,985
17,184
8,571
1,749

51,291
4,121
27,170
4,951
4,143
808
22,219
21,125
850
245
54,748
32,281
22,467
8,892
13,576

403,607
126,793
251,822
24,991


62,614
25,112
6,557
19,407
9,951
1,607

52,606
4,498
28,108
5,196
4,549
647
22,912
21,832
893
187
58,045
38,236
19,809
8,819
10,990

387,002
120,826
246,030
20,146


66,055
26,344
7,036
20,425
10,574
1,676

55,170
4,521
28,849
5,283
4,562
721
23,566
22,406
927
233
59,026
58,747
20,279
7,531
12,748

569,484
126,747
225,019
17,718


67,205
26,984
7,018
20,556
10,948
1,697

52,952
4,255
28,677
4,948
4,067
881
23,729
22,552
918
259
55,5305
57,853
17,452
7,850
9,622

557,910
131,460
208,608
17,842


1991as -
percent
of 1960
Percent
101
99
99
99
101

102
102
100
101
104
101

99
98
99
94
89
122
101
101
99
111
94
98
86
104
75

97
104
93
101


T -"- -- -
: Turkeys
1,000
head


5,725
5,086
4,956
4,917
4,937
5,828
5,612
6,105
5,6553
6,840





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CALF CROP 1960


CALF CROP UP I PERCENT
The 1960 calf crop totaled 39, 280, 000 head, I percent more than the
1959 calf crop of 38, 938, 000 head. The increase for 1960 was the second year
of increase after the 1955 through 1958 downtrend in calf crops. The 1960 calf
crop was I percent above the 1949-58 average of 38, 886, 000 head. All regions
except the South Atlantic show larger calf crops in 1960.
The increased calf crop in 1960 compared with the previous year was due
primarily to a larger number of cows and heifers on farms. Cows and heifers
2 years old and older January 1, 1960 totaled 45, 871, 000 head, compared with
45,244, 000 head January 1, 1959, and by January 1, 1961 the number had in-
creased to 46, 275, 000 head.
The number of calves born in 1960, expressed as a percent of the cows
and heifers 2 years old and older January 1, 1960, at 86 percent, was the same
as for 1959 and the 1949-58 average. This percentage is not strictly a calving
rate since the January 1 inventory of cows and heifers 2 years old and older
does not include all heifers which give birth to calves during the year and in-
cludes some cows that die or are slaughtered before calving. This percentage
is calculated to show trend in productivity over a period of time, and may
fluctuate from year to year due to variation in cow slaughter and trends in
breeding herd replacement.

NORTH CENTRAL STATES
The 16, 007, 000-head calf crop in the North Central States was slightly
higher than in 1959, but 3 percent below the 10-year average. The East N-rth
Central States had virtually the same size calf crop as in 1959 and the West
North Central States had a slightly larger calf crop. The 1960 calf crop for
this region was 89 percent of the cows and heifers 2 years old and older the
first of the year, the same percentage as in 1959.

SOUTHERN STATES
In the South Atlantic States the 1960 calf crop, at 2, 966, 000 head, was 2
percent below 1959. However, in the South Central States the calf crop last
year was 10, 540, 000 head--3 percent higher than in 1959. The calf crop as a
percent of cows and heifers 2 years old and older was 77 percent (down I point)
in the South Atlantic States and 83 percent, unchanged from a year earlier, in
the South Central States.
W EST ERN ST AT ES
The 1960 calf crop in the Western States totaled 6, 943, 000 head and ex-
ceeded the 1959 calf crop of 6, 889, 000 head by 1 percent. The calf crop as
a percent of cows 2 years old and older was 86 percent compared with 88 per-
cent in 1959.








Calf crop: 1959 and 1960


ows ana nelfers
2 yrs. & older
January 1

: 1959 1960


State
and
division:




Maine :
N.H.
Vt.
Mass.
R.I.
Conn.
N.Y.
N.J.
Pa.
N.A. .
Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.
E.N.C.
Minn.
Iowa
Mo.
N.Dak.
S.Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.
W.N.C. :
N.C.
Del.
Md.
Va.
W.Va.
N.C.
S.C.
Ga.
Fla.
S.A.
Ky.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas
S.C.
Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N.Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
West.
U.S.


Calves born as percent 01
cows and heifers 2 yrs. &


older January 1


IU-year
average
1949-58
1,000
head

70
303
126
19
118
1,470
157
1,059

1,140
940
1,442
977
2,532
7,031
1,746
1,955
1,808
886
1,411
1,791
1 692
11.288
"8.320

282
731
324
503
289
716
890
3,776
949
958
891
1,185
798
1,028
1,588
4,674

1,081
527
549
880
678
454
339
296
504
647
1,615
7,570
-45" W8


1959 :


1,000
head
--1T4
61
291
104
17
103
1,417
147
1,074
3t328
1,039
839
1,321
825
2,532
6,556
1,740
1,936
1,826
952
1,529
1,821
1 511
S315


280
721
299
512
296
755
962
3 861
1,045-
985
934
1,244
791
1,089
1,597
4,636


602
572
886
649
386
351
278
524
702
1,732
45. 244


1/


1960


1,000
head
-T=
60
288
104
16
100
1,409
144
1,068

1,025
825
1,316
824
2,525
6,515
1,742
1,936
1,858
953
1,531
1,855
1 585
11'460
1T7975

279
753
300
507
299
748
954
3.875

1,024
939
1,233
795
1,081
1,679
4 855

1,201
613
585
900
671
396
360
281
544
734
1,752
4bB071


Calves born


lu-year
S' r C,.


Percent
--N-s--
84
82
82
81
81
86
79
85
84

89
90
85
91
89

94
91
90
90
90
89
-T-1
90
--79-
84
83
84
78
78
80
65
---77--
88
87
78
74
81
79
88
84

91
88
85
88
81
79
86
77
87
84
84
86 -


Percent
--
85
85
83
76
80
84
79
86
84
85-
87
88
85
89

89
92
90
91
91
90
90
89
--77--

84
85
84
80
79
80
67
--78-
--91--
88
80
74
80
77
88
84

90
90
90
88
86
80
87
79
90
88
87


Percent
-5-a-
87
85
85
79
83
86
81
86

86
87
88
85
90
88

91
89
89
93
89
87
---7


83
84
85
77
77
80
63

88
86
81
75
81
78
87
84
83
-90
88
87
39
84
75
88
80
85
85
87
865-


: 1959 :

1=00-0
head
-7;5
52
247
86
13
82
1,190
116
924
_ ._ : ;- -


lU-year


1,000
head
-TU-8-
59
248
103
16
96
1,261
124
902

978
839
1,294
830
2,310
6,=1
1,591
1,838
1,651
792
1,270
1,623
1,514
10,279


237
606
272
391
225
572
583


832
697
878
642
808
1,402
3,950
I0t048
989
466
468
770
552
359
292
228
439
547
1 366
b8~47b6


1960


head

52
245
88
13
8-
1,212
117
918


718
1,158
700
2,272
5,730
1,550-
1,762
1,654
848
1,424
1,660
1,379
10, 277--


232
633
255
390
230
598
601
-9Z7--
881
761
925
644
843
1,461
4,078

1,081
539
509
801
564
297
317
225
462
624
1,524
6t 943


1/ Not strictly a calving rate. Figure represents calves born expressed as percent e of the
number of cows and heifers 2 years old and over on farms and ranches January 1.
CROP REPORTING BOARD.


I


i


-
730
1,162
701
2,253

1,549
1,781
1,643
866
1,391
1,647
1 360
-17,37="
15i 966

235
613
251
410
234
604
645

951
867
747
921
633
*839
1,405
3,894
1, 067-
542
515
780
558
309
305
220
472
618
1,507
6b 889
tO-


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U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-2/21/61
Permit 1001.


University of Florida
Documents Librarian
11-4-59 The University Libraries
LS-CLS Gaineaville, Fla.


Classificati


SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
--------------- *- -- *-- -- --- --
*Kansas Fort North
on :Chicago : Omaha :City Worth Denver: Ogden Portland
t 2 otln


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 110Q down
Prime Feb. 18, 1961 ........... 18.25 -
Feb. 20 1960 Lf """ ---
Choice Feb. 18, 1961 .......... 17.42 17.25
Feb. 20. 1960 ........... 21.10 20.10
Good Feb. 18, 1961 ........... 16.12 16.45
Feb. 20L 1960 ....*.. 20.30 19.40
EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good and Feb. 18, 1961 ........... 6.75 6.65
Choice Feb. 20L 1960 ........... 7.25 6.18
Cull and Feb. 18, 1961 ........... 6.50 5.80
Utility Feb. 20, 1960 ........... 6.38 4.65
FEEDER LAMBS: All wts.
Good and Feb. 18, 1961 ........... 17.00
_Choice Feb. 20, 1960 ..,.... 19.25
*Shorn basis.


Live anima
Chicago
Wholesale
prices,


17.62

16.88
20.25
16.12
19.12

5.50
6.50
5.50
5.25


-- 18.00 --

16.75 17.38 17.25 17.75
18.60 20.75 19.75 20.06
16.25 16.48 16.50 37.00
18.10 20.00 19.00 19.41

-- 6.88 4.50 5.00*
-- 7.00 5.75 6.75
7.50* 5.25 5.25 5.75*
7.25* 5.58 4.00 5.00


-- 15.82 17.25 16.00 16.00
-- 17.95 19.62 -- 17.72


LIVESTOCK PRICES AT CHICAGO COMPARED WITH WHOLESALE AND COMPOSITE RETAIL
MEAT PRICES AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT VALUES AT NEW YORK
Steers Lambs t Hogs
SJan.~ ? Tee. T 7an. i7 7ain.~: ee.j: aS.~sJin. ? Dee.: e :"j-a em.
: 1961- 1960 960- 1 961 96 0-!9_ 1 96! 1960 _:1960
prices Dollars per 100 pounds
............ 28.48 27.50 27.52 17.54 17.50 19.90 17.78 17.80 12.61


meat
New York ..... 47.23 45.48 46.34 41.02 40.24 42.16


Cents per pound
Composite retail meat
prices, New York .... 78.54 77.42 77.04 62.05 62.51 63.92 --
Value of carcass meat from 100# live animal (Dollars)


Wholesale-New York...... 28.34
Retail New York ...... 36.91


27.29
36.39


27.80
56.21


20.10 19.72 20.66 22.22 22.41 17.45
29.28 29.50 30.17 29.45 29.85 24.24


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