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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 29, No. 7


February 14, 1961


Week ended February 11


Livestock Market Reviews .*
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .


* 0 0
* C a 0
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Cattle
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Steer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Heifer Sales Statistics (monthly totals) .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .


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

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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW
and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers de-
clined for the second consecutive week. Slaugh-
ter steers sold generally steady to 50# lower
at most midwest terminals; heifers steady to
50# lower, except steady to 50# higher at Omaha
and Kansas City. Cows were uneven, but closed
generally steady to 50* lower. Stockers and
feeders were steady to $1.00 lower. Barrows and
gilts sold steady to 50# lower at most points.
Sows found broad outlets and closed 25-75*
higher. Slaughter lambs were steady to 50#
higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steer and heifer prices declined for the second
consecutive week even though receipts of 192,000
head at the 12 markets were 9 percent less than
the previous week and the smallest for any full
marketing week since April, 1960. A 50#-$1.00
lower trend on carcass steer beef at major
wholesale centers was a bearish factor in the
live trade. Recent snowstorms along the Eastern
Seaboard hampered the distribution of meat
products narrowing the demand for beef in that
major consuming area and this contributed to
the lower trend at some points. Slaughter
steers sold generally steady to 500 lower.
Weights over 1150# underwent the greatest price
decline with several terminals receiving a
rather large percentage in this range. In
Chicago Prime steers closed 50-75# lower under
the influence of a rather large supply of that
grade. Heifers were steady to 50* lower except
steady to 50* higher at Omaha and Kansas City.
Cows were uneven but largely steady to 50# lower,
except strong to 50# higher at St. Joseph and St.
Louis. Bulls were steady to 50# higher; vealers
steady at St. Louis and $1.00 lower at St. Paul.
Slaughter steers and heifers made up the bulk of
the supply at most terminals with Good and Choice
grades predominating and only a limited number
of high-Choice and Prime at most points. In
Chicago, however, the percentage Prime con-
tinued to increase making up about 20 percent
of the steer supply, against 14 percent a year
earlier.

Several loads Prime 1100-15350# steers
brought $28.50-28.75 in Chicago while bulk Choice
and Prime 900-1375# steers sold at t5p.25-28.25
with nothing over $28.25 at the clqse of the
week under review. At other terminals a few
high-Choice and Prime 900-1350# brought $27.00-
27.75, bulk high-Good and Choice sold at $24.00-
26.75. Loadlots Choice and Mixed Choice and
Prime 1350-180C# cashed at $23.50-26.75 with
Prims 1480# $27.25 in Chicago. Good steers
brought $22.50-25.25. Mixed Choice and Prime
heifers sold at $26.25-26.75 with a few to
$27.25 in Chicago. Choice heifers bulked at
$24.50-26.25; Good $21.75-24.50. Utility and


Commercial cows $15.00-17.25; Canner and
Cutter $13.00-16.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES A
narrow demand existed at terminal markets for
moderate numbers of stocker and feeder cattle
and calves. Recent downturns in slaughter cattle
prices influenced a cautious buyer attitude and
in addition adverse weather conditions in some
areas had the effect of at least temporarily car-
tailing demand. Thus, trading was generally
slow at prices unevenly steady to $1.00 lower.
At several markets scarcity proved a supporting
factor and prices at those centers showed only
mild weakness. However, at Sioux City and Kan-
sas City, where supplies were more liberal than
at other terminals, prices were substantially
lower. At Sioux City prices were 50#-$1.00
lower and at Kansas City mostly 50# lower, in-
stances $1.00 off.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
bulked at $22.50-25.00, few loads Choice 800-
850# $25.25-26.00. At Omaha, Choice partly
fattened 1025# steers sold for further feeding
at $24.55. Medium and low-Good feeders sold
from $19.00-23.00 with some of Holstein breeding
from $17.50-19.00. Majority Good and Choice 525-
750# stock steers sold from $23.50-27.50, few
Choice and Fancy 525-600# $28.00-50.25. Good
and Choice yearling heifers brought $21.00-25.50,
several loads Choice and Fancy 517-549# heifers
$26.50-27.50. Good and Choice steer calves
brought $26.00-31.50, same grades heifer calves
$22.00-27.50. Few loads Choice and Fancy heifer
calves sold at $28.00-28.25 and a lot of Choice
and Fancy 483# steers reached $553.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings of
hogs at the 12 markets totaled 301,000 head, an
increase of 7 percent over the previous wvev
but 15 percent less than a year earlier.
Although mixed U. S. 1-5, 190-270# barrows and
gilts predominated over the area, many of the
western Corn Belt markets received a sizeable
volume of 270-300# offerings. The average
weight of barrows and gilts at the 8 markets was
233# compared 227# a year ago. Sows made up
6 to 10 percent of the supply at the various
points. Demand from order buyers for barrows
and gilts remained about normal in relation to
recent requirements with those interests also
taking a fair volume of sows. The increased re-
ceipts offset any influence a higher dressed
pork trade may have had and prices on barrows and
gilts worked lower. Weights under 240# showed
the greatest downturn and consequently the price
spread on all weights became narrower. Barrows
and gilts under 240# closed 25-50t lower with
weights over 240# steady to 25# off. St. Paul
was the exception to the general trend, where
prices closed strong to 25# higher. Broad demand







prevailed for the available supply of sows and
prices advanced mostly 25-750. This was the
sixth consecutive week that sows have sold
higher.
On the close U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# bar-
rows and gilts sold at $18.50-19.00, up to
$19.25 at a few points. However, bulk of the
supply was offered and sold in mixed U. S. 1-3,
180-250# lots at $18.25-18.75. There were
several loads of U. S. 2-5, 300-360# butchers at
western Corn Belt markets during the week at
$16.75-17.50. U. S. 1-5, 270-600# sows bulked
at $15.50-17.00, up to $17.25 at several
markets.
Prices on feeder pigs held steady at both
St. Paul and Sioux City. Good and Choice 130-
170# feeder pigs at Sioux City brought $17.00-
18.00. Good and Choice 130-160# at St. Paul
$17.00-17.50.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 365,000, 17 per-
cent more than the previous week when a snow-
storm late in the week curtailed receipts. De-
mand was fairly good on each session and prices
advanced slightly. Barrows and gilts closed
15-25# higher; sows strong to 550 higher,
mostly 25-355 up. On Friday, mixed U. S. No.
1-2 190-240# barrows and gilts brought $18.00-
18.50, few 200-220# delivered to plants $18.75-
19.00. Bulk No. 1-3 190-240# $17.75-18.25;
240-270# $16.85-18.00. Sows No. 1-3 270-400#
$15.25-16.25, few No. 1-2 270-500# $16.75;
No. 1-5 400-550# $14.00-15.25.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Trading on slaughter
lambs was fairly active as prices advanced under
the influence of a higher dressed trade. Bulk of
the supply at most points was comprised of
wooled slaughter lambs and at Sioux City around
90 percent of the offerings weighed over 110#.
Receipts at the 12 markets totaled 101,000 head,
12 percent more than the previous week. Slaugh-
ter lambs closed steady to 500 higher; slaughter
ewes steady to $1.00 higher. Feeder lambs were
mostly steady.
Choice and Prime 85-115# wooled slaughter
lambs closed at $17.00-18.50 with Choice and
Prime 97-112# $18.50-19.00 at Chicago. Few lots
Choice and Prime 115-125# wooled $16.50-17.25.
Bulk Good and Choice 80-115# $16.50-17.50.Choice
and Prime 89-113# shorn with No. I to fall
shorn pelts brought $16.25-17.50; Good and
Choice $16.00-17.00. Good and Choice 105-150#
shorn lambs brought $14.00-15.50 at Fort Worth.
Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes cashed at
$5.00-8.00.
Good and Choice 60-85# wooled feeder lambs
sold from $16.00-18.50; mostly Good 55-85#
$14.50-16.50. Choice 85-96# shearing lambs
cashed at $18.00-18.50 in Sioux City.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 35,600 head,
34 percent more than the previous week and 54
percent more than a year ago. Demand for
slaughter lambs was fair on most days and prices


advanced with mild price upturns in the dressed
lamb trade, a bullish factor. Slaughter lambs
and slaughter ewes closed fully steady to 500
higher with most advance on wooled lambs.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105# wooled
slaughter lambs delivered to packing plants sold
from $17.00-17.50 and a moderate volume high-
yielding lambs at $17.50-18.25. Choice and Prime
105-115# wooled lambs and Good and Choice 80-
110# lambs $16.00-17.00. Choice and Prime 80-
105# shorn No. 1 to fall shorn pelts $16.00-16.50
and some fall shorn usually high-yielding lambs
$16.50-17.00; Good and Choice $15.50-16.25. Cull
to Choice wooled slaughter ewes $2.00-6.00.

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 and heifers was
moderately active, prices steady to 50# lower,
decline largely on steers over 1150#. Stocker
and feeder cattle and calves sold mostly steady
in limited price test. Slaughter lambs were
steady to 50f lower.
Slaughter steers Twelve loads Choice 900-
1050# $25.75-26.00; 264 loads high-Good and
mostly Choice 900-1150# $24.50-25.50, some for
delivery up to March 15; Good and Choice 1200-
1500# $25.50-24.50; Good and Choice 950-1200#
$24.00-24.60, some for delivery up to March 50;
Standard and low-Good 900-1150# $21.00-23.75.
Slaughter heifers: Six loads Choice 800-
925# $25.00-25.50; Good to mostly Choice 700-
1025# $25.25-24.75.
Stocker and feeder cattle: In Arizona
2,200 Choice 300# steer calves of old Mexico
origin $538.50 for through February delivery.Over
4-state territory, Good and Choice 570-500# steer
calves $27.00-28.50, heifers 525-500# $24.00-
26.00; Good and Choice 650-900# feeder steers
$25.00-24.00; 150 Good 700# $22.50. Good and
Choice 515-615# feeder heifers $22.25-24.00. For
May 1 delivery, 350 Good and Choice expected
725-750# feeder steers $24.00.
Slaughter lambs: Choice 100-112# shorn
alfalfa and fed Arizona and California offerings
with No. I and fall shorn pelts $18.50-19.00;
1,100 Good and Choice 100-10O# sham $17.50. Few
loads Choice and Prime wooled Utah 105-108#
$17.50-17.75.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading direct at feed-
lots was slow. Slaughter steers sold mostly
steady, instances 25# lower; heifers uneven,
mostly steady. In Colorado, 146 loads Choice
1075-1275# slaughter steers $25.75-26.25; 15
loads high-Good and Choice 1100-1325s# $24.75-
25.50. Six loads average and high-Choice 1000-
13 00 slaughter heifers some loads carrying an









end of Prime brought $26.00; 175 loads mostly
Choice 900-1060# $25.00-25.75, bulk $25.25-
25,65; 11 loads high-Good and Choice 925-1000#
$24.75-25.00. Four loads Utility cows around
1200# $16.50.
Slaughter lambs sold steady to 25# higher.
Colorado: Choice and Prime 98-11f wooled
slaughter lambs $18.00-18.251 few loads Choice
96-110# $17.50-18.00; several loads Choice
shorn lambs No. 1 and 2 pelts $16.25-16.75; on
the Western Slope several loads 100-107# $17.00.
17.50 f.o.b. Western Kansast Few loads Choice
106-110# cooled lambs sold off wheat pastures
$17.10-17.50 with same grades shorn lambs 101-
102# $16.00. Southern Wyoming: Around 1,100
2 to 3 year old bred ewes $19.50 each.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKIAHOMA,
SOOTHESTSrN KANSAS Clovis Area Over the
previous weekend 14 inches of snow was received
in the northern portion of the state Trading
was slow, slaughter classes closed firm; stocker
and feeder cattle and calves fully steady. Five
loads Choice 1075# slaughter steers $27.00 de-
livered; 15 loads Good and Choice 1038-1120#
$24.00-25.50, those at $24.00 for delivery next
45 days; 9 loads Good and Choice 926-1075#
heifers $24.50-24.80; 3 loads Standard and Good
1200# $22.001 12 loads Good 557-650# slaughter
calves $24.50-24.75. Three loads Good and
Choice 509# stock steers $25.50; 580 Good and
Choice 500-800# steers for March-May delivery
$24.00-25.001 150 Medium 600# feeder heifers
$20.00. Good and Choice 560-380# stock calves,
steers $29.00, heifers $26.00; string 400#
Choice steers $52.75. For fall delivery 500
Choice 450-500# mixed, steers $27.00, heifers
$25.00; 125 Choice 400# $26.00 straight; 550
Good stock cows and bred heifers $180,00-225.00
each. Trading on lambs active, slaughter lambs
strong to 50# higher; feeders steady. Around
3,000 Good and Choice 100-105# wooled and fall
shorn slaughter lambs $15.50-17.00; band Choice
112# $17.00 on fall shorn and $18.00 on wooled
all delivered basis; 800 Good and Choice 95#
feeder lambs $15.25.
Amarillo Area Trading on slaughter
cattle slow, steers steady; heifers weak to 50#
lower; stockers and feeders about steady.
Eleven loads Good and Choice 1025-1070# slaughter
steers $25.50-26.00; 22 loads Good and Choice
700-950# heifers $24.00-25.00; 2 loads Cutter
and Utility cows $15.50-14.10. For up through
April delivery Good and Choice 800-855# feeder
steers $24.00-25.00; Medium and Good 700-825#
$21.00-25.651 Choice 525-700# $25.50-26.50;
Good and Choice 550-600# heifers $25.50-24.25;


Good and Choice 450-475# 'stock calves, steers
$26.50, heifers $24.50; Choice 525# heifer
calves $25.00; 175 Good and Choice 450# steer
calves $50.001 500 Good stock cows $175.00 each;
100 Medium and Good $15.00 per cwt.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers mostly steady in Washington,
instances 500 lower; sales in southern Idaho
25-500 lower. Stocker and feeder cattle and
calves sold steady to strong; slaughter lambs
steady to 25# lower on weights 112# down,heavier
weights $1.00-2.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice 1100-
1140# $25.00-25.50; load mostly Choice 1200#
$24.25. Idaho Good to mostly Choice 1050-
1100# $24.00-24.25 with 2200-1550# $25.00-25.75.
Slaughter heifers: Washington and Idaho -
Good to mostly Choice 850-950# $22.50-24.00;
load Good 900# $22.25.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Good
and Choice 550-600# steers $24.75 with string
850# $25.25 delivered basis. Couple small lots
Good and Choice 425-475# heifer calves $25.50
24.10. Idaho Choice 750-765# heifers $21.75-
22.50; mostly Good 2-7-year-old stock cows
$205.00 each. Oregon Good and Choice 600-620#
mixed steers $25.00-26.50, heifers $25.50.
Choice 550# steer calves $51.00 and string Choice
mixed 400# $25.00 straight.
Slaughter lambst Washington and Oregon -
Choice and Prime 105-110? wooled and shorn No.
1-2 pelts $17.75-18.50 with 125# $16.00. Idahc -
Choice and Prime 105-112# wooled $17.50-18.00,
with 117# $17.00. Choice and Prime No. 2 pelt
105# $16.50. Northwest Montana Choice and
Prime 106# wooled $17.25.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Limited sales both slaughter and
stocker and feeder cattle and calves about
steady. Trading on sheep and lambs slar, prices
weak to 50 lower. Cattle: Montana, load Choice
mixed slaughter yearlings, steers 1050# $24.50,
heifers 900# $25.50; 400 mostly Good stock
cows at farm sale in southern Montana, mostly
$200.00-215.00 each. Northern Wyoming, 225
Medium to mostly Good stock cows $190.00 each.
Calvest Montana, 150 average to high-Choice
550-600# mixed stock .calves and yearlings,
steers $26.00, heifers $24.00.
Sheeps 3,500 Good and Choice 100-115#
slaughter lambs in eastern Montana $16.00-16.50;
450 Good and Choice 2-year-old breeding ewes
$20.00 each in central Montana. Southwestern area,
1,000 Good and Choice 2-3-year-old ewes with
lambs at side $25.00 per pair for May 10 delivery.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
C t le : calves T ogs~ T Sheep g ad lamnbs-
Market :eE.Il"-:b FeE.-Tb Fe-.": Fe3.1":" F'e. -3-" e..11 : 'FFeb.13


Chicago ................
Cincinnati .............
Denver .................
Fort Worth .............
Indianapolis ...........
Kansas City ............
Oklahoma City ..........
Omaha ..................
St. Joseph .............
St. Louis NSY ..........
Sioux City .............
S. St. Paul ............
Total ...............
Feb. 4, 1961 ..........


1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
37,685 41,467 154 164 30,278 30,944
2,985 3,139 514 459 13,404 14,164
8,438 8,922 387 423 4,640 5,776
4,137 5,828 903 1,839 2,163 2,398
7,416 6,805 344 397 33,825 38,294
18,094 20,015 433 358 14,416 19,911
3,531 7,107 179 580 2,263 3,872
34,155 35,647 353 312 38,703 40,936
15,202 15,008 323 226 21,712 26,794
14,264 14,042 1,564 1,891 55,293 68,953
27,671 26,257 1,174 816 33,074 39,660
18,752 20,080 7,751 7,865 51,020 61,174
192,330 204,317 14,079 15,330 300,791 352,876
210,261 17,486 280,684


: 1961 : 1960
5,908 5,855
568 515
18,519 20,306
4,669 8,187
2,117 2,096
6,365 3,599
183 879
16,542 11,224
10,502 5,685
6,619 5,490
10,994 12,272
17,533 13,382
100,519 89,490
89,799


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Feb. 11, 1961 Feb. 4, 1961 Feb. 15, 1960
Hogs ..... 363,000 309,000 359,000
Sheep .... 35,600 26,600 23,100

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER

: Week ended : Month
SFeb.9- Feb.2 : Feb.11 Jan. Jan.


Steers 1001# up ............
901-1000 ............
801-900 ............
701-800 .............
501-700 .............

Total steers 10 markets ......
Av. wts. I .....
Av. cost* t" ......
" Chicago .........
" Kansas City .....
H H H Omaha ..........
" S. St. Paul .....
" Sioux City ......
" Denver ..........
" Ft. Worth .......
" Oklahoma City ...
" S. St. Joseph ...
" St. Louis NSY ...
Total calves 10 markets ....
" heifers ....
" cows ...


S196 -. _1961 -.
774 1,040
1,650 2,402
3,051 3,239
2,986 2,571
7,027 7,174

15,468 16,426
753# 745#
$24.41 $24.22
23.31 25.87
25.72 24.19
24.22 24.21
25.13 22.31
26.19 26.08
25.01 22.85
25.12 25.22
24.40 253.54
24.22 253.24
25.00 22.54
7,485 8,265
1,845 2,485
700 690


542
1,574
3,001
5,050
7,289

15,456
727#
$23.65
21.90
25.48
23.40
22.12
24.99
23.59
24.23
23.68
23.01
22.97
6,545
2,399
657


* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND


_196_ 1- _-196D I
4,209 2,621
10,488 8,285
17,685 14,985
19,423 20,255
49,842 56,581

.01,647 82,525
724# 729#
$24.56 $23.60
25.65 253.49
24.29 25.31
24.82 235.69
22.06 21.70
26.19 24.97
25.52 24.95
25.48 22.67
23.355 22.17
23.25 23.12
23.15 22.59
70,092 54,592
14,416 11,158
4,446 2,881

at each market.
SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS


Kansas S St Sio S. St. Indian Ft. *
Week ended Chicago. cit ,Omaha: oph'Louis: cit Paul -apdi :Denver: Worth city 'WichitaAonio
:Chi : Cite y J : *i ca A

Stockers and feeders
Feb. 10, 1961 2 38 10 11 6 26 4 8 8 45 40 40 50
Feb. 5, 1961 2 38 11 10 7 28 5 7 8 50 69 44 55
Feb. 12, 1960 2 32 9 10 6 21 5 7 8 60 57 28 50
Slaughter cows
Feb. 10, 1961 4 9 9 7 11 6 27 12 25 20 21 18 15
Feb. 3, 1961 4 8 8 7 10 4 32 10 22 20 9 17 15
Feb. 12, 1960 6 6 7 6 10 6 27 10 20 15 7 13 20








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/
S Nber of head percent of total Average weight Average price in
Number of head by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --e--

1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : __ __ __ 19
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


Prime..........
Choice .........
Good...........
Standard .......
Utility........
All grades .....
1/ Data colle


4,313
19,790
4,976


1,204
51
213
30,527

204
7,118
10,368
916
190


20.0
54.9
20.9
5.2
.1
.9


.9
40.53
55.1
4.5
1.4


14
64
16
3


OMAHA

57
55
4
1


18,796
SIOUX CITY
577 ~ .6
5,742 62.8 48
5,158 52.5 45
355 4.1 5
223 -.
11,853
KANSAS -lT


897
24
248
28,073

162
7,251
9,540
781
245
17,979

65
7,282
3,776
478

11,601


914
4,939
728

47
6,628


2
846
4,415
1,282

95
6,640



1,755
5,176
417
23
7,571


153.8
74.5
11.0

.7


4!
55
1I


ST. LOUIS N


.1
12.7
66.5
19.3

1.4


2
55
1
I?

I


5,626
15,408
5,870


i.l 1,229
6.8 1,172
.5 1,155
.9 1,045
.2 1,598
.7 1,029
1,175

.1 1,225
.9 1,189
.1 1,151
.9 1,099
l.0 1,045
1,164

.2 1,228
.4 1,177
.5 1,129
.0 1,129
L.9 -
1I159


9.5 1,191
5.6 1,082
5.8 1,124

1.1 958
1,101


.0 1,045
6.2 1,092
.! 1,056
7.0 1,003

1.7 847
1,047


S.sT.JOEP ----r----------


25.8
70.2
5.7
.3


50.7
56.2
12.7
.4


1,149
1,121
1,092
967


1,129
1,115
1,087
972


1,126 1,114
----------


-------------D-E


1,376
1,182
96
..


69.9
28.8
1.5


51.9
44.5
5.6


1,172
1,165
1,060


1,234
1,164
1,124


2,233 2,654 1,168 1,199
acted by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


25.80
24.17
20.52
18.50
24.55



25.56
24.55
20.44


1,250 27.84
1,188 26.45
1,096 24.64
1,054 22.19
1,651 22.58
1,074 19.51
1,176 26.19

1,127 27.00
1,190 25.52
1,156 24.25
1,056 21.20
1,077 19.64
1,165 24.62

1,219 27. 99
1,157 25.87
1,149 24.55
1,122 20.82
1,062 -
1,153 25.19


1,151 25.43
1,115 24.07
1,065 21.28

990 18.99
1,125 25.95


803 28.00
1,048 26.22
1,060 24.65
1,014 21.92

876 18.41
1,046 24.29


25.15
24.00
18.30


25.16 24.41


28.28
26.56
24.85
22.23
21.11
19.07
26.36

27.75
25.65
25.86
20.55
17.68
24.38

27.98
26.59
24.58
20.46
17.87
25.25


25.06
25.65
21.92

18.13
24.08


28.00
25.82
24.08
21.24

17.89
25.99



25.30
25.55
20.59
16.90
25.69


4,526
5,104
1,205

100
8,755


5
1,655
5,480
1,069

108
6,315



2,545
4,662
1,053
56
8,294


1,561
645
29







STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER l/

S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.


Grade _-- ---- ------------
: Month
S~Jan. ~ -JanW. ~Ja. 3I :A
___ _:_ 1961 : 1960 1961 1960 :
CHICAGO


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

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

Prime..........
Choice.........

Standard.......
Utility ........
All grades.....

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


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


15,960 13,095
69,546 77,849
27,553 25,094
2,984 4,542
457 277
1,091 635
117,591 121,490

923 703
38,958 51,544
39,498 56,719
3,364 5,146
634 714
83,377 72,826

1,307 966
31,780 29,003
17,497 15,292
1,666 1,428
116 251
52.366-- 46940

50 84
5,233 12,278
25,579 16,913
3,971 2,797

213 409
35,046 32481-


13.6
59.2
23.4
2.5
.4
.9


10.8
64.1
20.6
5.7
.3
.5


OMAHA
1.1 1.0
46.7 43.5
47.4 50.4
4.0 4.5
.8 1.0

SIOUX CITY
2.5 2.1
60.7 61.8
33.4 52.6
3.2 5.0
.2 .5


.1
15.0
73.0
11.3

.6


.2
37.8
52.1
8.6

1.3


lan. an. Jan. : Jan.
1961 _: 196 .96Q


1,243
1,180
1,158
1,032
1,506
1,033
1,180

1,187
1,182
1,154
1,133
1,027
1-166

1,194
1,176
1,151
1,091
1,040
_ 1,65 _

1,151
1,119
1,122
1,076

1,024
1,116


ST. LOUIS NSY


38 5
6,659 3,075
18,522 15,931
4,827 4,999

686 509
30,732 22,517


.1
21.7
60.3
15.7

2.2


15.7
61.9
22.2

2.2


1,005
1,098
1,073
994

901


1,251
1,191
1,119
1,0355
1,540
1,027
1,176

1,152
1,171
1,160
1,096
1,086


28.79 28.07
27.42 26.42
25.59 24.74
23.07 22.45
22.89 21.67
20.24 19.09
27.02 26.10

27.48 27.26
26.02 25.63
24.49 23.67
21.32 20.12
19.93 17.85


- 1,161 25.09 24.56

1,197 27.77 27.20
1,162 26.41 25.74
1,116 24.88 25.95
1,090 21.56 21.00
1,081 20.10 18.49
1 _45 25.78 25.05

1,122 27.83 28.00
1,178 26.34 25.02
1,150 24.46 25.20
1,079 21.43 21.04

1,118 18.90 17.92
1,_144 24.38 235.68


975 28.00 27.25
1,084 26.38 25.75
1,063 24.80 24.22
1,049 22.25 21.35

886 19.00 18.26


1,062 1,059 24.67 235.69
S. ST. ---osEP-n -mm-


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


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


11,674
22,452
1,948

36,074



6,081
2,177
201
33


40
9,824
16,101
5,492
173
29,650



5,400
4,754
225
55


8.492 10 452


m--
32.4
62.2
5.4


.1
3355.2
54.5
11.8
.6


DENVER

71.6 51.8
25.6 45.6
2.4 2.1
.4 .5


-- 1,164
1,150 1,141
1,127 1,157
1,093 1,070
998
1,133 1,130

-- --- -----
1,191 1,224
1,126 1,164
1,052 1,122
875 1,004
1,170 1.193


by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A- -.M- -.S.
by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


25.90
24.37
20.88

24.69



25.91
24.35
20.00
18.28
25.37


28.09
25.45
23.56
20.81
17.26
25.85



25.56
24.10
19.02
17.60
24.64


1/ Data collected








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
- ------- -------------------------T ----------------
: Number of head : Percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade : Month
Jan. : Jan. : Jan. Jan. Jan. : Jan. Jan. Jan.
1961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 1960 1961 : 1960
- ---------------------------------------- --- --------


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


18,278
169,931
153,278
18,961
457
2,773
363,678


14,889
168,973
128,804
20,627
277
2,746
336,316


5.0
46.7
42.2
5.2
.1
.8


4.4
50.3
38.3
6.1
.1
.8


1,236
1,173
1,135
1,061
1,507
997
1,153


1,242
1,178
1,130
1,064
1,540
1,032
1,154


28.65
26.68
24.75
21.79
22.89
19.76
25.70


27.98
25.95
25.91
21.21
21.67
18.23
24.95


"-FITER S SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
------ -----_--_--------------------------------


: Number of head


Grade


: Jan.
: 1961


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


3,015
67,282
58,804
8,569
2,051
139,721


Jan.
: 1960

2,919
55,324
55,726
10,400
1,790
126,159


: Percent of total : Average weight : Average price in
: by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb,
-------- ----------------onj -----
s Jan. : Jan. : Jan. Jan. Jan. : Jan.
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 : 1960


2.2
48.2
42.1
6.1
1.5


2.3
45.9
44.2
8.2
1.4


1,011
973
921
867
914
944


1,050
966
913
867
899
935


27.44
25.89
24.22
21.21
18.34
24.87


26.87
25.48
25.64
20.43
17.45
24.23


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


Number of h


Market


STEERS

ead :' Average weight :
(pounds)


Month
: Jan. : Jan. : Jan. : Jan. :
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 :


Cincinnati ........... 3,362 3,385 1,067
Indianapolis ......... 16,546 15,206 1,051
Fort Worth ........... 2,940 5,131 956
Oklahoma City ........ 3,579 4,569 1,1U11
Sioux Falls .......... 9,800 10,115 1,168

HEIFERS


1,036
1,068
968
1,079
1,133


Average price
in dollars per 100 lb.


Jan.
1961
24.25
25.13
23.60
24.19
25.50


: Jan.
: 1960

23.17
24.67
22.06
22.80
24.60


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


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


2,646
4,044
1,788
1,858
7,864


2,614
5,633
2,449
2,997
6,837


23.41
24.28
23.44
24.37
24,47


22.98
25.72
22.95
22.44
23.46


m






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

I -- -Ca-tle : C al es -- Shee _and lambs -
City or Area : Feb.Cl : Feb. 15: Feb. T: FebE.- 1 Feb. UI : Feb. 13 : F-eb7. 11: Feb. 15
1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


B
B
C:
Cl
S.
S
S
O
K
Ii
Li
Gi
Si
Ft
DI
Li
P4


oston, New York City Area... 12,212 11,942
altimore, Philadelphia...... 7,806 7,751
in.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 18,720 18,352
hicago Area.................. 17,220 17,083
t. Paul-Wisc. Areas......... 28,202 27,672
t. Louis Area............... 10,695 10,781
ioux City-So. Dakota Area... 21,867 25,358
maha Area .................. 56,798 56,273
ansas City ................ 15,3356 14,548
owa So. Minnesota......... 30,545 28,288
ou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's.... 5,580 6,107
eorgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 8,967 6,279
t. Josph.Wichita, Okla.City. 19,590 19,648
t.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 9,200 8,487
enver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 20,127 19,155
os Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 26,791 26,175
ortland, Seattle, Spokane... 7,059 6,874

Total...................... 296,511 288,549
1,802,884
Accumulation to date....... 1,865,024


8,145
1,892
5,922
6,601
20,912
1,547

161

9,145
2,502
5,166
851
3,627
177
1,064
232

65,724
402,591


424,452


8,049,604


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- -- -- -- -- -- -------- -------------------------------- -------------------:T- -- -- t-- -----
: Beef V ea "P r ~ Lamb ~ Total Tot
Week ended Veal (excl. lard) : and mutton Total Total
week e- N u m- : N T. meat lard
:ber : : ber : ber : ber : rod. prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. imil.lb. mil.lb.

Feb. 11, 1961 ............... 565 220.5 95 10.6 1,295 181.0 290 14.5 426.6 --
Feb. 4, 1961 ............... 560 217.4 100 11.2 1,200 166.3 275 15.8 408.7 --
Jan. 21, 1961 ............ 385 -- 95 -- 1,358 -- 285 -- -- 44.1
Feb. 13, 1960 ........ 48 210.6 89 10.2 1,384 185.4 254 12.8 419.0 43.2


Percentage change from:
Feb. 4, 1961 ...............
Feb. 15, 1960 ...............


1 -5 -5 8 9 5 5 4
5 7 4 -6 -2 14 13 2


-Average weight ._b :
Week ended : Cattle Calves : Hogs 2o ~ Nheep :
"s ---and lambs
:-LIVe _-Dregsesd LTve:u 1 Dresse d L EieeDesd:- 7 Dressed
- -- -- -- -- -- --------------------------------------------------i---- 1-------j----------


Feb. 11, 1961 ..............
Feb. 4, 1961 ..............
Jan. 21, 1961 ..............
Feb. 15, 1960 ..............


1060
1060
1065
1058


l/ Actual slaughter. V Excludes lard.


8,515 44,977 51,605
1,607 50,585 29,097
3,601 129,689 145,928
5,970 43,457 32,415
19,975 97,958 127,595
1,548 67,746 84,408
-- 94,085 105,030
66 79,312 78,704
-- 32,672 44,599
9,079 284,579 285,786
3,414 57,557 66,426
2,705 .50,189 355,005
1,064 45,089 49,241
3,625 14,204 17,228
255 14,836 20,126
1,061 24,619 28,808
247 17,627 18,678

62,550 1,108,561 1,218,679
6,675,997


41,064
4,681
14,617
6,314
21,584
5,649
14,686
19,582

43,599


12,165
14,052
29,402
28,119
4,967

260,281
1,567,650


42,750
4,292
14,018
5,259
15,998
5,209
16,436
16,029

50,502


8,505
12,487
29,182
29,269
4,117

2553,655

1,596,651


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.




13.6















Classification


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

Heifers -
Choice 700-900#
Good 600-800
Standard All wts.

Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800o#
500-800
500-1000


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S- -- -- -- -North
* Chicago Kansas City Omaha : Denver : Portland
: Feb. Feb. Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb. *Feb. : Feb. : Feb. : Feb.
11 : 13 11 15 11 : 13 : 15 3 11 13
S1961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961: 1960
: lighter atle calves dealers
Slaughter cattle_ calves and vealers


27.95
27.70
26.75
25.80
24.50
21.92


25.70

21.20


16.58
16.25
15.62
14.22


28.40
28.40
27.22
26.82
24.85
21.92


26.48

20.52


15.70
15.52
14.88
13.60


-

26.08
25.88
24.00
20.80


25.00
23.01
19.75


16.80
16.00
15.25
14.35


19.92 21.20 17.75
19.98 20.20 18.00


28.60
25.90
21.70



26.98
24.60
21.50


50.50
29.00
25.40


23.75
21.75
19.75


28.00
25.00
21.00


26.18
26.05
235.80
20.95


25.48
22.90
19.88


16.30
14.92
14.60
13.52


27.52
27.20
26.35
25.98
24,00
21.00


25.72
235.72
20.62


16.62
16.00
15.12
14.12


28.00
27.85
26.62
26.12
23.70
20.12


26.48
23.55
19.75


15.90
15.05
135.92
15.22


19.00 18.25 19.25
18.75 18.32 18.75


24.75
23.25
20.25


28.85
25.75
22.00


26.50
25.50
20.25


25.85
25.85
25.05
20.00


24.88
22.62
19.50



15.75
15.75
12.75


25.98
25.52
22.44
18.95


25.62
22.50
19.00


17.25
15.88
14.25
15.12


25.50
24.62
23.69
20.69



21.88
19.25


16.75
14.75
13.25
11.75


-

26.58
25.50
24.88
22.25


24.50
23.00
20.75



15.44
12.62
10.44


-- 20.75
18.50 19.50 19.50 21.25


25.50
23.75
20.75


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


27.75
25.25
21.75


26.25
23.75
20.00


26.62
24.50
20.75


26.75
24.38
21.25


26.75
24.25
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


23.50
20.00


30.00
27.50
23.50



24.50
23.00
20.00


25.50
22.50


51.50
29.00
25.00



24.50
23.50
20.00


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 30.I-s'JuuL -
Steers -
Good & Choice


- 23.25 24.00 24.25
-- 20.00 19.75 20.75


24.38 24.25 23.50 -- 23.25
21.50 21.50 21.25 19.00 20.00


- 15.50 16.00 15.50 13.75 16.50



- 27.50 28.45 29.25 30.00 29.50


- -- 15.00


30.00 25.00 26.25


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- -- 24.25 26.00 25.25 27.00 27.00


27.25 22.50 24.75







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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
........................- ....... ... ................ ....................-...- .............I
Louis : Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian. mkts.
Week ended cago Stock: City : City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
--------------------------------1--------------------------------------------------J.----------
AVERAGE COST Dollar, per.1O0 pounds
Barrows Feb. 11, 1961 18.30 18.32 18.31 18.18 18.06 18.33 17.89 18.54 18.22
and Feb. 4, 1961 18.05 18.14 18.28 18.10 18.08 18.22 17.69 18.20 18.06
gilts Feb. 13, 1960 13.51 13.50 13.48 13.57 13.54 13.60 13.31 13.70 13.51
Feb. 11, 1961 15.60 16.00 16.28 16.25 16.08 16.23 15.80 16.01 16.01
Sows Feb. 4, 1961 15.19 15.28 15.47 15.74 15.62 15.78 15.22 15.40 15.45
Feb. 13, 1960 11.29 11.64 11.53 11.73 11.65 11.76 11.31 11.19 11.50
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pound*
Barrows Feb. 11, 1961 236 221 232 244 248 232 232 225 253
and Feb. 4, 1961 237 220 230 243 242 232 231 227 232
gifts Feb. 13. 1960 232 215 227 237 240 221 228 222 227
Feb. 11, 1961 454 413 434 452 448 427 430 452 438
Sows Feb. 4, 1961 454 414 444 452 455 434 421 463 441
Feb ,... 1960 450 406 442 438 442 392 423 424 426
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 11, 1961 22904 47373 12715 355255 29082 19395 41134 29461 235317
and Feb. 4, 1961 22436 40762 12857 32387 29429 18069 36939 25143 218022
gilts Feb. 13, 1960 24282 59038 18479 35280 35635 23720 51203 34133 281770
Feb. 11, 1961 2435 3892 914 3392 2462 1431 2580 2497 19603
Feb. 4, 1961 2629 3495 878 3243 2491 1454 2378 2426 18994
Feb. 13L 1960 2410 4232 681 2852 2067 1034 2798 2416 18490
SOWS Percentage of total
sows """" ~ ~ ~ ------------"--"p ^ ^ ^--7 i*" -" "--
Feb. 11, 1961 10 8 7 9 8 7 6 8 8
Feb. 4, 1961 10 8 6 9 8 7 6 9 8
. Feb...... 13..... 19.6.0 9 ..7 4....... ........ 7 5 4 5 7 6.................... ....... ..... 6.
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
------------ --------------------- ------------------ --s-read
Hog products 1/ Hog prices / or margin 3/

Feb. 11, 1961 $20.61 $18.68 $1.93
Feb. 4, 1961 20.10 18.60 1.50
Feb. 13 1960 15.73 ................13.94. ........1 ..9........
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
pufed 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.2 Hog-corn
Week ended gilts / No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Feb. 11, 1961 18.30 114.3 16.0
Feb. 4, 1961 18.05 113.8 15.9
Feb. 13, 1960 13.51 113.4 11.9
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading for greasy domestic wools was
rather slow at the Boston market. Fine wools
held about steady. A substantial volume of
scoured and greasy pulled wools were sold at
firm prices. Noils sold about steady. Activity
in the Territory states was confined mostly to
range sales in Arizona while a part of the
staple end of the Sonora, Texas clip was moved
and some 8 months wool was sold. Occasional
small lots of Medium fleeces were sold in the
midwest.
Midweek cables from Australia showed keen
general competition with Japan the principal
operator and prices about 2-3# higher. Japan
continued to buy Medium wools in New Zealand.
There was keen competition in South Africa with
short wools 3-4# higher and combing wools very
firm. American buyers were active in Montevideo
purchasing 60s and finer grades as prices ad-
vanced 2-53. There was some interest in greasy
Argentine carpet wools with prices about 2#
higher.
Fleece Wools A mixed car of 1960 bright
Medium fleeces sold at an estimated clean cost
of 964-$1.00 for 56/58s and 920-95# for 50/54s
delivered East. Early barn shearing continued
in Ohio and other sections of the midwest.
Territory Wools Graded Territory 64s
good French combing and staple wools sold at
$1.15 clean basis while average French combing
64s moved at $1.05. A Choice clip of bulk
64/70s good French combing and staple wool sold
in Arizona at 590 grease basis, f.o.b., and was
estimated to cost about $1.10 clean basis, de-
livered Boston.
Texas Wools Trading in spot Texas wools
was slow but approximately 150,000# of graded
staple wool sold in Sonora at an estimated
clean cost of $1.20-1.23 delivered Boston while
8 months wool at 500 grease basis f.o.b. was
estimated around $1.10 delivered.
Mohair Occasional small clips of Spring
mohair were contracted at 91l% for adult and
$1.212 for kid hair. Trading for mohair at the
Boston market was very limited.
Foreign Wools Foreign wool 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.


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.05 17 $1.01
8 1.04 22 1.00
12 1.05 27 .99
47 1.03 52 .94
48 1.01 35 .92
52 1.01
53 .99


Australia
Oil-combed
77b $1.07 442T2
78b 1.05 423 ,
78ab- 1.03 424.
79b 1.01 425 .


$1.00
.97
.94
.87


New Zealand
Oil-combed
93 -- 88#
854- 870
100- 835
107- 82f
114- 820
128- 80#


Carpet Wools Trading for spot carpet
wools was dull. Cabled reports from all
foreign carpet wool countries showed much
stronger quotations. Buenos Aires November
second clip wools were priced around 75-760
and fleeces about 78-79# while New Zealand
carpet fleeces were quoted around 78# all
clean fibers present for shipment. Spot
greasy pulled choice Argentine carpet slipes
2-5" sold at 72# clean basis.
Montevideo Super Skirted: 60/64s 91#,
60s 88#, 60/58s 86#, 58/56s 850,56/5Os
- 853.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
64s 12-21" ch. wh. $1.21-1.25
60s 2-5" ch. wh. 1.12
58s ave. 11" lambs wh. .95
56/58s shearlings wh. .72
56s 2-3" ch. wh. $1.05
48s 2-3" ch. wh. 1.00
48s 2-5" stained .95

Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
50/56s 5P&up def. $.96
Shank wool .71-.72

Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s 2-3" wh. $1.12
N. Z. 56s 2-35" white 1.15
Aust. 56s 2-5" white 1.15

Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 62s 1-2" white $1.20
Aust. 58/60s Lax & pieces $.90-.91
Aust. 56s 1-2" crutchings $.95


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 9,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.508
May wool tops 1.510
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.157
May wool 1.176
64s grade 24" ave. stretched length








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CAF-LOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Added blankets of snow
along the Eastern Seaboard hampered movement
and clearance of meats. Supplies in many in-
stances arrived at market centers far behind
schedule. Inability of meat buyers to engage
in market activity in normal fashion, and the
fact that business was restricted in virtually
all consumer channels adversely affected move-
ment of meats. Early trading at Washington,
was quite active, but slow after mid-week under
additional snow in that area. Other markets
were active on the closing sessions, following
extreme dullness early. Receipts of beef and
lamb were normal, with lamb more than adequate
for the current demand in some instances. Veal
and calf supplies were mostly moderate, and
pork about normal. Beef and lamb chuck cuts
met broad outlets at Philadelphia and New York,
but ribs and loins were very hard to move, due
to sharp decrease in tonnage absorbed by hotel
and restaurant outlets. Some beef and lamb was
unsold at Washington and New York along with
a carryover of beef hinds and ribs at Phila-
delphia.
Steer beef closed steady to $1.00 lower,
with sales at New York at the full decline; cow
beef steady to $2.00 higher; veal and calf most-
ly steady to $2.00 higher; lamb mostly steady,
instances 500 higher at New York and some
weakness at Washington. Pork loins closed
steady to $4.00 higher, bulk around $2.00 up;
other pork cuts steady to $2.00 higher, except
fresh skinned hams at Baltimore and New York,
steady to $1.00 lower.
Prices for kosher steer forequarters
closed steady to mostly 50# lower; lamb $1.00-
3.00 up. Prices on veal and calf were un-
changed.

CHICAGO Supplies of beef and lamb were
about normal. Bulk of the steer beef graded
Choice. Veal offerings remained small. Fresh
pork supplies were moderate. Carcass beef trade
was only moderately active at best and prices
were steady to weak. Action on chucks and
rounds was fair at the outset, but slow on the
close. Loins and particularly ribs over 5:
were hard to move. Prices on veal declined for
the first time since early november with sup-
plies small. PTralinr on lamb was slow early
in the period, but moderately active by mid-
week. A fair demand prevailed for fresh pork
cuts on each session.
Steer beef closed steady to 500 lower;
veal f1.'"-3.00 lower; lamb fully steady; pork
loins $2.00-3.00 hir-her; Boston butts 4-9:
$1.00 higher; spareribs 3,/ down fully steady.


PACIFIC COAST Supplies of steer beef
were moderate with trading generally slow. The
supply of Choice beef was about in balance with
the demand, while Good was excessive. Cow beef
was in moderate supply with demand only fair.
Trading on normal supplies of calf and veal was
slow in California and moderately active in the
northwest. Lamb was plentiful with some carry-
over of 55-65i carcasses in California. Trad-
ing was generally slow on a generous volume of
pork, except fresh pork fairly active in the
northwest.
Steer beef sold steady to $1.00 lower, most
decline in the northwest; cow beef firm to $1.00
higher in California, but steady to weak in the
northwest. Calf and veal was steady to weak
in California and strong to $1.00 higher in the
northwest. Lamb closed weak to $1.00 lower,
most decline in California; fresh pork firm to
$2.00 higher, most upturn in San Francisco;
smoked and cured pork mostly steady, but in-
stances $1.00 lower on hams in the northwest.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY Sup-
plies were normal on all classes of fresh meats
with demand rather poor on beef, but moderately
good on lamb and pork. Clearance was only fair
on steer beef but complete on other classes.
Steer and cow beef closed steady to 500
lower with Choice 70C-80C4 steer carcasses 500-
$1.00 off. Heifer beef sold steady to 50# higher.
Lamb was 750-$1.50 higher; pork loins $2.00-3.00
higher; Boston butts $1.00 higher; fresh hams
steady to $1.00 higher. Pork sides were steady
to 100 higher.
Choice 600-7r00 steer beef closed at $42.00-
43.00; 700-80C / $40.25-41.00, few carlots $41.50;
Good 600-70W0# 9.rfC'-40.50; 700-800'/ $38.00-
40.00. Choice 500-700L# heifer beef closed at
$40.00-41.00, few carlots $41.50; Good mostly
$38.00-39.50. Utility cow beef mostly $29.50-
31.00. Choice and Prime 45-559# lamb carcasses
$34.75-37.50, mostly $34.75-36.25. Pork loins
8-12# $43.50-45.00; fresh hams 12-14t $41.50-
43.00, 14-16/ $39.50-40.50; Boston butts 4-8.
$33.50-35.00. U. S. 1, 2 and 3, 135-155# pork
carcasses $26.25-27.05; 155-175- s25.90-26.90.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Trading for most classes of
fresh meats was moderately active with supplies
about normal, except at eastern centers where
additional snow interrupted normal trading.
Steer beef closed steady to $1.00 lower; h-Lfer
beef steady to 50# higher; cow beef steady to
500 higher, except 25-504 lower at Philadelrhia.
Lamb sold mostly 500-$1.50 higher. Pork loins
were $1.00-2.00 higher.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
------------------------------^---- ---------------------------------
New York Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : -- -
2 Feb.11 : Feb.13 : Feb.11 Feb.15 : Feb.ll : Feb.15 : Feb.ll I Feb.13
--- -------- : _j 1 _:_ IL 1 9W 1961 : 1960 : 1_961 t __60


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-124
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


45.60
46.10
44.72
43.10
45.85


65.00
57.50
51.50


48.00
45.75
45.75
42.75
45.25


64.50
55.50
47.50


45.62
45.88
45.50
45.50

45.50
43.50
41.75

63.25
58.50
55.00


40.20 42.80 38.50
39.70 40.20 58.50


49.90
58.70
43.50


39.00
55.50
58.00


46.62
36.62
59.50


45.00
45.25
41.58
41.38

44.58
45.88
40.58

58.50
53.50
50.00


41.75
40.25
41.00
59.25

40.00
59.50




53.00


59.50
40.50 59.50


57.19
29.19
55.50


51.50
41.38
46.25


43.75
41.50
43.50
41.50

42.50
41.50


41.44
40.00
40.50
39.25

41.00
40.00
59.50


45.00
41.00
42.00
40.00

42.75
41.00
41.00


55.00 -- --

40.00 42.00
42.75 40.00 42.00


42.00
54.50
39.00


46.50
40.50
42.62


39.88
54.50
38.00


47.00 40.00 51.00 46.75 50.50 50.00 46.50 45.00

50.50 56.50 55.50 42.75 57.25 41.00 54.00 435.00

32.50 30.50 55.50 32.75 31.75 30.00 355,50 30.00
16.25 12.25 15.75 11.50 17.50 15.50 17.54 13.75


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED
Classification Pricesa aTd-F.07.f.
C O- Denver :- -


Beer 5eel -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef All
Utility
Canner and Cu
Lamb -
Prime


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


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


42.50-43.50
41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
40.00-41.00
40.00-41.00
39.50-40.50

41.50-41.75
41.50-41.75
39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50

30.50-31.00
31.50-32.00

38.00-39.00
36.00-37.00
33.00-34.00
38.00-39.00
36.00-37.00
33.00-34.00


42.00-42.50
40.50-41.00
39.50-40.00

37.50-40.00
37.50-40.00

41.00-42.00
40.00-40.25



39.75-31.00


35.50-36.00
34.00-35.00
32.00-33.00
35.50-36.00
34.00-35.00
32.00-33.00


8-1*# 44.50-45.00


42.25-42.50
40.25-40.75
39.25-39.50

39.25-40.25
38.25-39.25

40.50-40.75
40.50-40.75
38.25-38.75
38.25-38.75

29.50-30.50
30.50-30.75

36.25-37.75
34.75-35.75
32.25-33.25
36.25-37.75
34.75-35.75
32.25-33.25

43.50-44.00


FEB. 10, 1961
: _-- --rcis-dlviri- -
~~ew-~I7 T Phblde-lh--Ta


44.00-45.00
43.00-44.00
41.50-42.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-43.00
41.50-42.00


39.00-41.00
37.00-39.00
35.00-36.00
39.00-41.00
37.00-39.00
35.00-36.00


44.50-45.50
43.00-44.00
41.50-42.50

41.00-42.50
40.00-42.00


43.00-44.00



32.50-33.00
32.50-33.00

39.50-40.50
37.00-38.50
32.50-34.00
39.50-40.50
37.00-38.50
32.50-34.00

45.50-46.50






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SHEEP AND


IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds


Classification


Chicago: Omaha


Kansas:
City ;


Fort
Worth


'Denver


2 O North
Ogden Part-
S= land
$ :


SLAUGHTER
Prime


Choice

Good


- -


R IAMBS: (Wooled) 110#
Feb. 11, 1961 18.75
Feb. 13, 1960 -

Feb. 11, 1961 18.12
Feb. 153, 1960 21.02
Feb. 11, 1961 16.72
Feb. 15, 1960 20.22


EWES: (Wooled) All vts.
Good and Feb. 11, 1961
Choice Feb. 135, 1960
Cull and Feb. 11, 1961
Utility Feb. 15, 1960


6.45
7.25
6.15
6.58


down
-- 18.08


-- -- 18.00


- n -- -


17.60 17.10
20.55 20.25


16.60
19.82


6.50
5.88
5.52
4.25


16.55
19.12


6.25
6.50
6.25
5.25


16.75
18.50

16.58
17.90


17.60
20.10


17.25
19.25


16.62 16.50
19.45 18.50


- 6.86


7.50*
7.25*


17.88
19.62

17.00
19.00


4.50 4.50


6.40 5.75
5.25 5.25
4.78 4.00


6.25
3.00
4.50


FEEDER IAMBS: All vts.
Good and Feb. 11, 1961
Choice Feb. 15, 1960
*Shorn basis.


-- 17.00
-- 19.25


-- 16.02
-- 17.00


17.12
19.18


16.00 16.50
-- 17.59