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MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL M
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRI
WASHINGTON 25, D.C6.


Vol. 29, No. 9


Week ended February 25


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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 .
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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Special to this issue

Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of
Meat Production, by weeks, January 1961 .
Lamb Crop Report, 1960 . . .
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned Under
Federal Meat Inspection, Jan. 1-28, 1961 .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, January 1961 .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered
Under Federal Inspection, January 1961 .
U. S. Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat Production,
January 1961 . . .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Several
North Central States, January 1961 . .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers ad-
vanced at most midwest terminals following three
straight weeks of lower prices. Slaughter steers
sold generally steady to 250 higher with some
Choice and Prime 500 higher in Chicago and Sioux
City. Heifers were largely steady to 250 higher,
instances 500 up; cows generally steady to 50
lower. Stockers and feeders were about steady.
Barrows and gilts closed largely steady to 250
higher, except mostly 25i lower at Indianapolis
and Chicago; sows steady to 500 higher. Slaugh-
ter lambs were uneven, mostly steady to 500
lower, instances $1.00 off.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Curtailed
marketing at midwest terminals influenced the
first advance on slaughter steebs and heifers
since late January. Receipts at the 12 markets
totaled 187,000 head, 7 percent less than the
previous week, and smallest for a full marketing
week since April, 1960. Reduced supplies
together with a steady to l1.00 higher trend on
steer and heifer beef influenced the moderate ad-
vance offsetting the bearish influence of the
non-slaughtering Washington's Birthday holiday.
Slaughter steers were steady to 250 higher with
some Choice and Prime 500 higher in Chicago and
Sioux City. However, steers grading Standard to
low-Choice in Chicago along with all grades in
Indianapolis sold steady to 500 lower. Heifers
sold steady to 250 higher, instances 50 up, ex-
cept weak to 50 lower on Standard to low-Choice
at Omaha. Cows were steady to 500 lower, except
steady to 500 higher at Kansas City and St.
Joseph. Bulls sold steady to 500 lower and veal-
ers were $1.00-2.00 lower in St. Paul and St.
Louis. Slaughter steers and heifers made up the
bulk of the receipts at most terminals with Good
and Choice grades predominating. Most terminals
received a continued increase in the percentage
of Good. Prime steers were in very limited sup-
ply at most points and in Chicago the percentage
of Prime at 15 percent was little changed from
the previous week.
Twelve loads Prime 1200-1407# slaughter
steers brought $28.25 in Chicago where bulk
Choice and Prime 900-1400/ sold at $25.00-28.00
with many Prime and mixed Choice and Prime from
$27.00-28.00. At other points a few mixed
Choice and Prime steers sold at $26.00-27.50
where bulk high-Good and Choice 900-1300# sold
at $24.00-26.00. Loadlots Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 1300-1600# steers brought
$23.00-27.00 with Prime 1407# $28.25 in Chicago.
Good steers moved at largely $22.50-25.25. Mixed
Choice and Prime heifers sold at $26.00-26.50;
bulk Choice $24.00-26.00. Good heifers brought
$21.50-24.25. Utility and Commercial cows
$14.75-16.50; Canner and Cutter $13.00-15.50.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Shipments of stocker and feeder steers and calves
from the 10 markets totaled 24,500, compared
24,750 the previous week and 19,500 a year
earlier.Stockers and feeders made up 38 percent of
the receipts at Kansas City and 20-25 percent at
Sioux City but at most other midwest markets
supplies were scarce. Trading was somewhat un-
even but generally fairly active. Prices varied
but little from a steady basis, instances of
mild strength usually being confined to stockers
while feeder steers over 900#, were weak in in-
stances. Recent downturns in slaughter cattle
prices coupled with estimates of liberal numbers
on feed have been factors prompting buyers to
proceed rather cautiously during the past several
weeks. However, seasonally widened interest
was shown for Choice 550-700# cattle that can be
readied for the start of a new grazing season.
Few Choice 800-850# feeder steers brought
$25.50 and a shipment Choice and Fancy 830#
reached $26.25. Majority Good and Choice 800-
1050# sold from $22.00-25.00. Medium and low-
Good feeders cashed at $19.00-22.50. Choice and
Fancy 510-585# stock steers occasionally sold
from $28.00-32.00 but most Good and Choice 550-
7504 stock steers went from $25.50-27.25; Medium
and low-Good $20.00-24.00. Good and Choice
yearling heifers brought $21.50-25.00, several
loads Choice 550-600# up to $26.00. Two loads
Choice 390-430# reputation Wyoming steer calves
brought $335.00-33.50; majority Good and Choice
steer calves $26.00-51.50. Good and Choice
heifer calves bulked $25.00-27.00, few $28.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings of
hogs at the 12 markets totaled 292,000 head,
slightly less than the previous week and 8 per-
cent below a year ago. Washington's Birthday,
which was observed by packing plants, no doubt
was somewhat of a factor in reducing the supply.
Bulk of the run consisted of mixed U. S. No. 1-3,
190-260# barrows and gilts. There was, however,
a noticeable increase in the movement of 180-
210# hogs at some of the eastern Corn Belt mar-
kets. Sows made up 5 to 10 percent at the
various terminals with weights under 360# very
scarce. Outlets for both barrows and gilts and
sows was dependable to local packers while order
buyer demand generally was only moderate. Despite
some unevenness during the week the net change
in prices was relatively small. Barrows and
gilts closed steady to 250 higher at most noinib,
extremes 50 higher at St. Joseph, however, pri-
ces were mostly 25 lower at Indianapolis and
Chicago. Broad demand again prevailed for the
meager supply of sows and especially for weights
over 450# with prices steady to 50# higher, ex-
cept 250 lower at Chicago.










On Friday, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# barrows
and gilts bulked at $18.50-18.75, up to $19.00
at St. Paul and St. Joseph. However, bulk of
the supply was offered and sold in mixed U. S.
1-3, 1Pr-?_ shipments at $17.75-18.50,largely
$18.00-18.50. U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows brought
$15.00-17.50, most sales $15.50-17.00.
Feeder pig prices closed fully steady. Good
and Choice 150-170# at Sioux City sold from
$17.00-17.75, few Choice $18.00 while Good and
Choice 130-160# at St. Paul brought $17.50-18.00.
Hog receipts in the Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota area totaled 369,000, 9 percent more
than the previous week, but 10 percent less
than a year ago. Barrows and gilts closed
mostly steady to 150 higher, instances 250 up on
weights over 250#; saws mostly steady,instances
150 lower. Sows comprised fully 5 percent of
the total receipts.
At the close mixed U. S. 1-3 200-240# bar-
rows and gilts, and including some 190-200#
cashed at $17.50-18.25 with some 1-2 $18.15-
18.50. U. S. 1-3 270-4,-"V sows 15.50-17.00,
400-550# $14.35-16.00.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Prices on slaughter lambs
declined, despite reduced receipts at the 12
markets. Receipts at the 12 markets totaled
95,000 head, compared 114,000 the previous week
and 86,000 a year earlier. Slaughter lambs
closed steady to 500 lower, instances $1.00 off
on weights over 110#, however, Denver and St.
Louis were 25-500 higher. Slaughter ewes were
uneven, averaging mostly steady. Feeder and
shearing lambs were mostly steady, instances 500
lower.
Choice and Prime 85-119# wooled slaughter
lambs sold from $16.50-18.00, load 107# $18.25
at Denver. At St. Louis and Chicago 85-111#
brought $18.50 and two small lots 89-102# $18.75
at Chicago. Choice and Prime 115-12' $14.00-
17.00; Good and Choice 82-1158# $15.50-17.75.
Choice and Prime 90-119# shorn lambs with No. 1
and fall shorn pelts $16.00-17.25, few $17.50
at St. Louis and Chicago; Good and Choice
$15.50-16.50; 300 head consignment 91# No. 1
pelts $16.75 at Chicago. Cull to Choice wooled
slaughter ewes including few shorn $3.50-8.00.
Good and Choice 68-953 feeder lambs $16.00-
17.50, limited number Choice $17.50-18.00;
Medium and Good 814.00-17.00. Few Good and
Choice 87-92# shorn feeders with No. 1 pelts
$16.25 at Omaha; Medium and Good 77-88# $15.50-
16.00 at Fort Worth. At Denver, fleshy 90-1081/
shearing lambs $16.50-17.50; Good and Choice
70-90# shearing lambs $16.00-17.50 at Omaha.
In the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area a fair demand prevailed for slaughter lambs
with outlets narrow for offerings over 105#.
Slaughter lambs closed weak to 500 lower with
the most downturn on lambs 105# and heavier;
slaughter ewes were steady. Shorn offerings
comprised 25-50 percent of lamb supply and most


with fall shorn pelts.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105# wooled
slaughter lambs delivered to packing plants sold
from $16.50-17.50; 105-115# $15.00-17.00; Good
and Choice 80-110# $15.50-17.00. Choice and
Prime 80-100# shorn with No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $15.50-16.50; 100-115# $14.50-16.00; Good
and Choice 80-105# $15.00-16.00. Cull to Choice
wooled slaughter ewes $2.00-5.50, few to $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 3 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers was
slow, steady to 500 lower; stockers and feeders
steady; slaughter lambs 500-$1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Three loads Choice 1,000#
$25.75-26.00; 227 loads high-Good and Choice
925-1075# $24.00-25.50 including 23 loads for
March delivery; 42 loads Choice 1125-1400#
$23.50-24.50; 40 loads Good 900-1100# $22.90-
25.50; 22 loads Standard and Good 900-1100#
t21.00-22.75. Slaughter heifers: Forty-one
loads Choice 800-975# $23.50-24.50; 9 loads
Good and Choice 850-950# $23.00-23.50.
Stockers and feeders: Around 500 head
Good and Choice 500-700# steers $24.50-25.25,
heifers $23.00; 3,250 Good and Choice 600-975#
steers $22.00-24.00 for delivery through May;
850 Good and Choice 500-725# heifers $20.00-
21.00 for delivery up to May 15; 225 Good and
Choice 450-525# stock steer calves $26.00-27.00;
140 Good and Choice 450# stock heifer calves
$25.00.
Slaughter lambs: In California, around
19,500 mostly Choice with an end of Good 110-
118# alfalfa pastured with No. 1 pelts $17.50-
18.00. Utah: Six loads Choice 105-106# wooled
$17.25-17.50. Arizona: Two loads Choice 107#
with No. 2 pelts $17.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle was moderately active with slaughter
steers selling strong to 250 higher; heifers
mostly steady, instances weak. In Colorado,156
loads Choice 1075-1245# slaughter steers $25.00-
26.00; 36 loads high-Good and Choice 1100-1350#
$24.25-25.25. Around 102 loads Choice 875-1075#
slaughter heifers 425.00-25.25, with 2 loads
815# $25.40; 78 loads high-Good and Choice
900-1050# $24.15-24.75; 6 loads Good 1050-1090#
$25.00-23.50. Western Nebraska: 17 loads high-
Good and Choice 1150-1200# slaughter steers
$24.25-25.00; 25 loads Good to mostly Choice
925-1000# slaughter heifers $23.75-24.75.
Wyoming: Load average and high-Choice 1325#
slaughter steers $25.00; 2 loads average and










high-Choice 1000-10254 slaughter heifers $25.25-
25.50 delivered to Colorado packers.
Trading slow on stockers and feeders,
with limited sales steady. Western Kansas: 20
loads Medium and Good 700-850'/ feeder steers
$22.75-23.50. Few loads Good and Choice 625-675#
heifers $23.00-23.50. Colorado: 4 loads Good
and Choice mixed steers ".'-e?'( $25.00, heifers
600-700# $23.50-24.00. Few Good and Choice 450-
475# steer calves $29.50.
Demand for slaughter lambs was good with
sales confirmed on over 21,000 head at fully
steady prices. Northern Colorado: Choice and
Prime wooled slaughter lambs 98-1140 $17.75
to mostly $18.00. Few Choice shorn lambs No. 1
and 2 pelts 104-114-/ P16.50-16.75. Few shearing
lambs 80-904' 017.50-17.75. Western Slope of
Colorado: 16 loads Choice and Prime 93-:'10=
wooled slaughter lambs $17.00-17.25 to California
buyers. Colorado: 3 cars mostly lamb's wool
sold at 41-430 a pound grease basis.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Temperatures
ranged 5-10 degrees above normal early in the
week with snow on Thursday. Trading was very
slow on all classes at steady prices. Ten loads
Good with few Choice, 1050-1160# slaughter steers
$24.75-25.50; 3 loads Standard 1025-1100=
$23.50; load Good 670# slaughter yearlings
$24.00; 4 loads Standard 600-625# $22.50-23.50;
10 loads Good 55C= for April delivery $24.25;
300 Good 750-800# feeder steers $22.50; 175 Good
650# $24.00; 270 Medium 700-725# $21.00; 400
Medium and Good 600-625# $22.50-23.50; 200
Good 610# stocker heifer yearlings $22.50; 180
Medium 625f# S20.50; 600 Choice 300-355# stock
calves, steers $30.00, heifers $27.00; 575
Good and Choice, but mostly Good steers $26.50-
28.50, heifers $24.00-25.00; 2 loads Choice
524# $24.50 straight; load Medium cows with
calves at side $195.00 per pair. Trading on
both slaughter and feeder lambs steady. Around
900 Good and Choice 98-104# fall shorn slaughter
lambs $16.50-17.00 delivered; 550 Good and
Choice 85# fall shorn feeder lambs $15.50.
Amarillo Area Snow was received late in
the week with up to 20 inches on the south
plains. Slaughter cattle was mostly steady;
stockers and feeders steady, instances weak. Ten
loads Good and Choice 1075-1175# slaughter
steers $24.50-25.65 delivered,including 8 loads
from Kansas; 6 loads Good and Choice 950-975#
slaughter heifers $24.65, part delivered;
2 loads Utility and Commercial 14C,'-150r2 bulls
$19.00; 500 Good and Choice 560-725# stocker and
and feeder steers $24.00-26.00; 1,1-0 Good and
Choice 875-900# $23.50; 100 Mediun 650# $22.80.
Around 2,700 Good and Choice 502-650# heifer
yearlings for through April delivery $23.00-
25.00, bulk $23.25-23.50; load Good 4Y"w steer
calves $25.50; load Good and Choice 450# heifer
calves $25.25.


IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Direct trade
on slaughter steers and heifers was slow, steady
to weak, instances 500 lower in Idaho; stocker
and feeder cattle and calves limited, about
steady; slaughter lambs slow, 25-500 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice 950-
1075# $24.75-25.50 with 1100-1200# $24.00-24.50.
Idaho Choice 1050-1260# $22.50-24.00, bulk
$23.25-23.75. Oregon Good to mostly Choice
1050-1075# $24.50-25 .00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Choice
s.,'-~50C P22.50-23.75, bulk $23.00-23.50 with
around half for up to 4 weeks delivery. Idaho -
Good to mostly Choice 925-975# $22.50-23.00.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Choice
464-517# calves, steers $27.00, heifers $24.50.
Idaho Good and Choice 425-450# calves, steers
$27.00, heifers $25.00 for spring delivery;
Good 450-525# $25.00 on steers, $22.50 on
heifers. Oregon Good and Choice '".'"7:4
$25.25-25.50 on steers, $21.50 on heifers; Good
and Choice 425# steer calves $27.50 with 430-
450# heifers $24.00.
Slaughter lambs: Washington Choice 90-
111,/ wooled and shorn $17.25-18.00 delivered,
load Choice and Prime 14: No. 2 pelt $17.00
f.o.b. Idaho Choice and Prime 105-111# wooled
$17.25-17.50 with 120= $17.00. Oregon Choice
and Prime 85-115# wooled $17.00-17.50; Choice
and Prime No. 2-3 pelt $17.50-18.00 delivered.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Only light precipitation, generally
scattered snow showers. Generally cool early in
the week, but temperatures averaging above normal.
Direct trading on cattle and calves was slow
with moderate numbers offered. Demand was gener-
ally narrow with limited sales all cattle and
calves generally steady. Slaughter lambs were
moderately active early in the period, but
closed rather slow with prices weak to 500 lower,
mostly 25-500 off.
Cattle: Montana, around 100 high-Good to
mostly Choice 1050-1150# slaughter steers $24.00;
250 Choice 550# feeders, steers $27.00, heifers
$24.00. Northern Wyoming, 100 Medium to mostly
Good stock cows $180.00-200.00 per head.
Calves: Northern Wyoming, 1,200 high-
Choice and Fancy .E stock steer calves $34.00.
Montana, 125 low to average Choice 450# steers
$28.00; 700 Choice 400# mixed calves, steers
$29.00, heifers $27.00.
Sheep: Montana, 200 Choice 112# slaughter
lambs $16.00-16.25; load Good to mostly Choice
116# $15.65; 800 Good and Choice around 120#
$15.00-15.25. Northern Wyoming, 600 Choice
105-110# slaughter lambs $16.50; 500 Choice
100-105# $17.50-17.75 delivered. Montana, 1,000
Good and Choice 98# shearing lambs $16.70.
Northern Wyoming, 2,000 Good and Choice 95-105
shearing lambs $16.75-17.00; Load Good and
Choice 105# $17.25 delivered.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
C i ttle : -C lves- Hog" 7 -Sheer~ae d -lambs
Market : Feb. 25 : Feb. 27 : Feb. 25 1 Feb. 27 : Feb. 25 : Feb. 27 : Feb. 25 Feb. 27
_L9 61 : 1960 _: 19 : _q-o-l : 0 96- 2Q- 60 _
Chicago .............7. 35,131 38,169 108 130 30,048 51,524 6,476 6,658
Cincinnati ......... .... 2,544 2,897 475 498 12,341 12,562 747 455
Denver ................. 8,729 8,393 211 94 4,686 4,281 23,025 24,141
Fort Worth ............. 4,890 3,295 715 1,347 1,792 2,205 5,064 5,934
Indianapolis ........... 6,236 7,158 354 509 37,959 35,428 1,734 1,604
Kansas City ............ 18,705 16,979 565 492 15,587 13,381 4,259 4,224
Oklahoma City .......... 6,976 6,450 457 503 5,182 2,729 679 2,002
Omaha ................ 33,721 31,179 564 174 33,990 40,322 18,654 13,831
St. Joseph ...... ...... 14,757 13,753 256 345 19,873 24,263 6,666 3,251
St. Louis NSY .......... 12,224 12,532 1,408 1,913 52,422 55,174 4,995 5,761
Sioux City ............ 24,593 26,642 642 844 31,333 34,158 9,517 9,809
S. St. Paul ............ 18,149 197138 6,637 362 L48607 60,5351 1.404 10129
Total .................. 186,635 186,585 12,550 15,211 291,820 316,556 95,220 85,797
-Feb- 18, 1961o ......... t 20Q74 SQ 549 295 358 140P81
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Feb. 25, 1961 Feb. 18, 1961 Feb. 27, 1960
Hogs ..... 5369,000 338,000 410,000
Sheep .... 26,300 34,100 29,800
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STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
-_- Week ended : Month -
tFeb. 23 : Feb. 16':Feb. 25 : Jan. Jan.
-: 1961 1961 S 1960 1961 1 :1960 1
Steers 1001# up ............ 679 923 658 4,209 2,621
901-1000 ............ 1,666 2,011 1,546 10,488 8,283
801-900 ............. 2,821 2,999 2,758 17,685 14,985
701-800 ........... 3,066 2,505 2,643 19,423 20,255
501-700 ............. 8,224 8,974 7,519 49,842 36,381


Total steers
AV. wts. "
Av. cost* "
n n I
n n n ]
n a n


n n n

n n n



Total calves
" heifers
" cows


10 markets ...... 16,456
" ...... 717#
" ...... $25.55
Chicago ......... 22.74
Kansas City ..... 23.52
Omaha .......... 23.88
S. St. Paul ..... 21.52
Sioux City ...... 25.03
Denver .......... 22.27
Ft. Worth ....... 25.50
Oklahoma City ... 22.94
S. St. Joseph ... 23.70
St. Louis NSY ... 22.80
- 10 markets .... 7,804
**** 2,850
n *.... 600


17,412 15,104 101,647 82,525


725#
$23.96
22.54
25.71
24.28
21.76
25.33
23.30
23.24
23.38
23.81
22.69
7,339
2,710
639


724#
$24.61
23.44
24.43
24.72
22.59
25.98
22.51
25.16
24.05
24.40
22.70
4,374
2,137
397


724#
$24.56
25.63
24.29
24.82
22.06
26.19
25.52
23.48
23.35
23.23
23.15
70,092
14,416
4,446


729#
$25.60
25.49
25.51
25.69
21.70
24.97
24.95
22.67
22.17
23.12
22.59
54,592
11,138
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
a s *"ST : -
Kansas, S St 'Sioux S. St. Indian- Ft. Okla. San
Week ended :ChicagoI _aOmaha.S hsLouis s 2- Paul* :apdi- :Denver: Wth WichitaAn io
City : :lseph NSY :i P apoli : Worth City Wichita:Atoio

Stockers and feeders
Feb. 24, 1961 2 38 10 10 9 24 5 10 8 65 65 44 55
Feb. 17, 1961 2 37 10 11 8 31 5 8 8 70 70 48 55
Feb. 26, 1960 2 57 9 9 5 25 5 8 5 65 61 s0 50
Slaughter cows
Feb. 24, 1961 5 10 8 7 12 6 25 15 15 15 11 17 18
Feb. 17, 1961 5 10 9 8 14 6 25 12 20 15 11 17 15
Feb. 26, 1960 6 6 7 6 9 6 28 9 12 15 10 11 25








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/

Number of head Percent of total Average weight : Average price in
: by grades (pounds) "dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -- -------
G Week ended
:- reF.-2S -:-F;b-. 75-:5e~-. 5-:-sFeb 5~-:8F-e-bY 3-:-Fe-b 5Ssteb.7 -5-
: 1961 : 1960 -:- 1961 -- 1960 : 1961 : 1960 :- 1961 -:- 1960
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.....


3,815
14,826
6,123
828
-
394
25,986

151
6,858
8,476
788
152
16,425

122
6,708
4,385
665

11,880

20
1,571
4,214
841

27
6,673



866
3,011
1,198

128
5,203


2,546
3,939
408

6,893


2,583 14.7 9.6
14,886 57.0 55.1
8,161 23.6 30.2
1,078 3.2 4.0
2 -
300 1.5 1.1
27,010
OMAHA
235 .9 1.4
5,872 41.8 34.9
9,594 51.6 57.0
1,063 4.8 6.3
64 .9 .4
16,828
SIOUX CITY
268~ ~ 1.~ ~ 2.6-

4,368 56.5 42.4
5,274 36.9 51.2
304 5.6 3.0
84 -- .8
10,298

7 0.5 .1
2,512 23.5 37.1
3,267 63.2 48.3
971 12.6 14.5

13 0.4 .2
6,770
- -II -s^ -- -- -


-
1,721
2,475
889

147
5,232


2,681
4,670
488
31
7,870


16.6
57.9
23.0

2.5


32.9
47.3
17.0

2.8


1,2533 1,248
1,192 1,200
1,116 1,103
1,014 986
1,388
1,079 1,004
1,173 1,164


27.65
26.05
24.00
21.54

19.08
25.61


1,163 1,149 26.52
1,200 1,198 25.02
1,138 1,142 23.84
1,088 1,076 20.40
991 947 18.65
1,160 1,157 24.18


29.07
27.20
25.46
22.10
21.00
18.69
26.64

27.63
25.91
24.27
20.60
17.65
24.67


1,175 1,170 26.84 28.19
1,197 1,172 25.42 26.60
1,131 1,121 23.93 24.91
1,096 1,098 20.47 20.56
-- 1,079 -.. 18.06
1,167 1,143 24.64 25.56

1,123 970 27.50 28.00
1,172 1,140 25.06 25.57
1,095 1,122 23.98 24.14
1,017 1,066 21.50 21.94

984 1,166 18.77 18.94
1,103 1,121 23.95 24.38


1,091
1,037
976

964
1,030


36.9 34.1 1,138
57.2 59.3 1,134
5.9 6.2 1,107
.4 -
1,134
~ D TER~S----


1,092
1,053
999

914
1,055


25.40
23.93
21.38

17.99
23.50


-
25.99
24.06
21.47

18.68
24.17


1,179 25.18 25.69
1,096 23.71 23.95
1,045 20.25 20.79
936 -- 17.60
1,121 24.06 24.37


Prime ...... .... -- -- -- -- --
Choice........ 2,075 1,117 73.6 49.8 1,174 1,171
Good........... 709 957 25.1 42.7 1,113 1,150
Standard....... 20 106 .7 4.7 1,071 1,172
Utility........ 17 62 .6 2.8 921 1,277
All grades..... 2,821 2,242 1,156 1,165
I/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


-
25.20 26.00
24.20 24.86
20.09 19.82
18.00 17.95
24.89 24.98


-- --------.- ---- -.--.- --s-







WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

-- --------- -- -t "Calrves Hog~ -t Sheev and lambs
City or Area tFeb. 25 :Feb. 27 Feb. 25 TFeb. 27 :2Feb. 25 ~Feb. 27 : Feb. 25 sFeb. 27
196-1 :1!960 9 1961 1960 -t- 1961 :1960 _: 1961 :- 1_960 -
Boston, New York City Area... 10,158 11,229 8,959 9,795 42,258 45,013 33,417 35,545
Baltimore, Philadelphia...... 7,630 7,046 1,977 2,102 26,738 26,624 5,639 4,598
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 17,154 17,429 2,859 4,415 127,987 157,848 15,413 15,307
Chicago Area................. 16,247 15,961 6,066 7,664 42,152 50,447 5,190 4,428
St. Paul-Wisc. Areas......... 25,846 26,364 17,910 22,596 96,166 126,702 16,583 14,251
St. Louis Area ............. 9,902 10,085 1,077 1,192 67,084 75,215 5,701 4,425
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area... 21,049 19,487 -- -- 85,410 87,3576 12,957 15,011
Omaha Area.................. 538,409 32,375 150 151 69,444 72,769 17,501 14,313
Kansas City ......... ........ 15,129 12,741 -- -- 34,408 36,796 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota ......... 28,832 28,369 8,102 9,372 260,348 279,1035 34,969 50,5367
Lou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's.... 5,248 5,851 1,946 5,874 60,974 61,780 -
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 7,912 6,584 5,200 2,545 533,403 50,551 -- --
St. Jolph.Wichita, Okla.City. 17,611 17,045 706 909 58,564 40,535 9,225 6,890
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 9,532 8,178 2,568 2,591 14,722 16,915 14,464 10,780
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 19,276 16,474 214 175 15,020 17,282 52,712 27,567
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 25,050 23,126 1,587 1,575 20,022 22,277 29,288 25,658
Portland, Seattle, Spokane... 6,541 6,016 265 214 15,820 15,619 5,094 2,841

Total ...................... 279,266 264,358 57,546 68,748 1,046,520 1,122,832 252,151 211,941
2,578,789 525,981 8,887,709 2,060,517
Accumulation to date....... 2,426,858 559,947 10,441,877 2,044,882


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
: Bee T~f PVeal : orv Lamb
S:(excl. lard) : and 1tt Total Total
Week ended Ie a mt5 t :N 7at lard
: ber : Prod. ber : rd ber : : ber : Prod. prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. mil.1b. mil.1b.
Feb. 25, 1961 ............... 540 204.5 85 9.5 1,210 167.7 255 15.0 594.3 --
Feb. 18, 1961 ............... 565 218.5 95 10.6 1,5345 187.2 290 14.8 450.9 --
Feb. 4, 1961 I/............ 367 -- 102 -- 1,205 -- 282 38.8
Feb. 27, 1960 T/............ 517 190.9 98 11.5 1,285 172.1 255 11.7 386.0 56.4
Percentage change from:

Feb. 18, 1961 ............... -7 -6 -15 -12 -10 -10 -12 -12 -8 --
Feb. 27, 1960 ............... 7 7 -15 -18 6 3 9 11 2
'- ^ SAverage weightljbi ._ : Lard
Week ended Cattle : Calves Hogs 2 s Sheep : yield
S ': and lambs : per
:Lve :Dressed : Ive:DrEsses ieThFeisd-:- Live Dresse : 100 lb.

Feb. 25, 1961 ............... 1055 601 200 112 237 139 105 51 -
Feb. 18, 1961 ............... 1050 598 200 112 240 139 105 51 --
Feb. 4, 1961 .............. 1060 604 200 112 241 139 104 50 -
Feb. 27, 1960 ............... 1055 602 199 115 229 154 104 50 12.4

I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.
ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION
BY WEEKS, JANUARY 1961
S_ Cattle C :~ "Calves ":~ ~ H- ogs ~ T She-ep and -lam s : : Lard -
Week : u A. : A : : A : AT. : : Total: Yield :
endd Num- Prod. dr. uProd.: Num-: dr.Prod. Num- dr. :Prod. meat per : Prod.
: ber : ^ :* d ber : w ber : w : ber w pr 100 :
---- --- -- -- --- --- -- 1._ -
1o000 lb. mil.lb.,o000 lb. mil.lb.1,000 lb. mil.lb.l,000 lb. mil.lb.mil.lb. lb. mil.lb.
Jan. 7 332 598 198.7 104 114 11.9 1,161 141 163.2 275 49 13.6 387.4 14.6 41.5
14 402 601 241.8 108 115 12.4 1,426 142 201.9 3552 50 16.7 472.8 12.5 45.1
21 385 608 255.9 93 115 10.7 1,558 141 190.9 285 50 14.5 449.8 10.2 35.3
28 570 608 224.9 84 115 9.7 1,288 158 177.2 295 50 14.7 426.4 12.5 37.3
I/ Excludes lard.














Classification


Steers -


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

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

Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
_ _- _- _- -_ -_ -- -- --_^ ^
Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha Denver : Portland

: Feb. Feb. Feb.. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. : Feb. : Feb. Feb.
25 27 25 27 25 : 27 25 27 25 27
.1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961: 1960 1961 1960
Slaughter cattle- calves and dealers
Slaughter cattle. salves and vealers


27.82
27.65
26.20
25.62
25.65
21.20


25.35

20.90


16.05
15.80
15.05
13.68


28.98
29.28
27.68
27.35
24.92
21.75


26.95

20.75


16.52
15.95
15.45
13.78


25.60
25.38
23.85
20.50


24.88
22.98
19.75


16.18
15.45
14.65
13.75


26.68
26.55
24.52
21.48


26.10
24.08
21.05


17.30
16.30
15.30
13.82


26.95
26.70
25.88
25.52
25.72
20.62


25.28
22.92
19.95


16.02
15.52
14.82
14.00


28.32
28.10
27.00
26.68
23.92
20.55


26.52
23.72
20.05


16.68
15.82
14.65
13.68


19.25 21.65 17.50 19.00 17.78 19.25
19.50 20.70 17.75 18.75 17.80 18.50


29.50
26.50
22.00



26.75
24.58
21.50


31.50
30.00
26.00


22.00
20.50
18.50


27.50
24.00
20.00


26.25
25.75
20.50


29.00
26.25
22.50


26.50
23.50
20.25


25.50
25.50
22.88
20.00


24.62
22.50
19.50



16.50
14.58
15.12


--
26.58
26.32
23.35
19.50


26.12
23.12
19.50


18.12
16.88
15.25
14.25


25.12
24.00
25.00
20.25


25.12
21.50
19.00



15.00
14.00
12.50


--

26.75
26.38
24.75
22.25


24.50
23.00
20.75


18.25
16.75
14.00
11.50


20.75
18.50 20.00 19.00 21.25


-- -- 28.50
-- 24.50 25.75
-- 21.00 22.50


26.00
23.75
20.75


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


27.75
25.50
22.25


26.25
24.00
20.25


27.75
25.25
21.25


26.38
24.38
21.12


27,00
24.25
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


51.00
29.00
25.50



24.50
25.00
20.00


32.12
29,62
25.00



25.25
23.50
20.50


Heifers -
Choice 5JO-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 23.25 24.25
-- -- 20.00 20.25


24.25 24.50 24.25 24.00 23.75
20.75 21.50 21.50 21.50 19.00 20.50


- -- 15.75 16.25 15.50 14.25



S -- 27.75 30.50 29.00 30,00


-- -- 24.45 27.00 25.25 27.00


16.50 16.00


- 15.75


29.50 30.00 25.50 28.00


27.50 27.62 23.50 25.75








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

Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Nati. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian.: mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City : City Joseph Paul apolis corn.
Yards bined
...-..---... --.. ------.............----.------......... ................................ ............... ........
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pound.
Barrows Feb. 25, 1961 18.01 18.18 18.25 18.51 18.15 18.51 18.02 18.12 18.15
and Feb. 18, 1961 18.28 18.50 18.28 18.13 18.07 18.25 18.01 18.45 18.21
gilts Feb. 27, 1960 13.99 14.07 .14.34 14.26 14.12 14.27 1.65 1 .16 14.05
Feb. 25, 1961 15.99 16.60 16.74 16.80 16.44 16.85 16.50 15.87 16.45
Sows Feb. 18, 1961 16.19 16.44 16.70 16.45 16.12 16.47 16.57 16.04 16.55
Feb. 27, 1960 11,71 12.57 12.59 12.68 12.61 12.61 12.16 :.,89 12,29
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Feb. 25, 1961 254 219 2 ... 258 245 252 250 224 250
and Feb. 18, 1961 235 219 255 242 246 255 232 224 252
gits Feb. 27, 1960 250 215 225 255 239 225 228 225 226
Feb. 25,' 191 447 40 ii43'9' ''444" 429 4i6' 428 45 4
Sows Feb. 18, 1961 447 425 451 445 458 455 430 454 440
Feb. 27, 1960 445 396 425 451 457 394 418 440 424
NUBE ---HEb- "" -------------------------------------------------------
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 25, 1961 22606 44811 15715 28870 27270 18109 39088 55222 227689
and Feb. 18, 1961 22977 43490 12955 34286 27505 18664 57495 29715 227081
gilts Feb. 27, 1960 24526 49971 11970 54057 29428 21584 49543 51486 252545
Feb. 25, 1961 2587 4080 954 5084 2085 1057 2549 2499 18653
Sows Feb. 18, 1961 2339 3787 992 4156 2060 1561 2515 2679 20089
F.ek,. 7..19 0.... Z54....563...... ..7... .5.2....2^.... 5.09.....2_91....W).._.'
SOWS Percentage of total
Feb. 25, 1961 10 8 6 10 7 5 5 7 8
Feb. 18, 1961 9 8 7 11 7 8 6 8 8
Feb. 27. 1960 10 6 6 9 7 6 5 7 7
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
-------------- ----------------------rr------------------ rrea
Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ o marg-n
Feb. 25, 1961 $20.47 $18.28 $2.19
Feb. 18, 1961 20.78 18.62 2.16
Feb. 27, 1960 16.16 14.45 1.71.....
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. of live hog corn.
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean >f daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago,
T/ Difference between wholesale proauct value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, Hog-corn
Week ended gilts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per- Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts

Feb. 25, 1961 18.01 111.6 16.1
Feb. 18, 1961 18.28 111.6 16.4
Feb. 27, 1960 13.99 110.8 12.6
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading for greasy domestic worsted
wools at the Boston market was slow due large-
ly to scarcity of stocks. Approximately three
care were sold at about steady prices. Pulled
wools were active and prices were firm with
demand mostly for 56s and finer grades. Noils
moved well early in the week but trading was
slow late in the period. There were only oc-
casional sales of scoured shorn wools. Trading
on newly shorn wool was fairly active in
Arizona while range sales in other territory
States were limited. Activity in Texas was
slow and little was done in the fleece wool
States.
Cabled reports from Australia at midweek
showed Japan the principal operator supported
by Bradford with prices strong. In South Africa
combing wools were unchanged with short wools
strong as Italy, Germany and Continental
interests dominated. At Invercargill, New
Zealand there was keen competition with the
Continent and Japan dominating and Bradford
operating in medium and coarse cross-bred wools
as quotations were slightly easier. The Monte-
video market was unchanged with some buying
for American account while the Buenos Aires
market held about steady.
Fleece Wools Activity in the fleece wool
States was slow with prices unchanged at 400-424
grease basis to the growers in Ohio and Indiana.
Medium fleece lambs wool sold around 800-81#
clean basis.
Territory Wools Graded territory 60/62s
good French combing and staple wool sold at the
Boston market from $1.04-1.05 clean basis.
There were occasional small sales of original
bag 1960 wools in Montana at prices ranging
mostly from 41#-45~ but some sales in the
range of 56*-41# per grease pound for mostly
medium wools. Original bag bulk half-blood
Montana wool sold around $1.06 clean basis
delivered. Occasional sales of original bag
bulk fine and half-blood new clip wools in
Arizona brought 42#-450 grease basis f.o.b,
and were estimated from $1.05-1.10 clean basis
delivered Boston.
Texas Wools Activity in Texas was practi-
cally at a standstill and little was done at
the Boston market as supplies were limited.
Mohair Cold and rainy weather in Texas
retarded= searing with occasional lots of
mohair sold at 912# for adult and $1.211 for
kid hair to the warehouse. Trading for mohair
at the Boston market was practically at a
standstill.
Foreign Wools Trading for spot foreign
wools was slow. 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
77B $1.12 422 $1.03
78B 1.09 425 .98
79B 1.04 424 .95
425 .91


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.06 17 $1.01
8 1.04 22 1.00
12 1.04 27 .96
47 1.04 32 .94
48 1.01 37 .92
52 1.01
53 .99
New Zealand
Oil-combed


95 $.88
854 .86
100 .83


107 $.82
114 .81
128 .78


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools: 64s -
94#, 60/64s 91, 60s 88f, 60/58s 854,
58/56s 84#, 56/50s 850.
Carpet Wools Spot carpet wools were
slow and demand poor. Greasy Buenos Aires
November second clips were quoted at 78# and
fleeces at 800 clean fibers present while
scoured November wools were priced at 78# and
scoured March clips at 74 all for shipment.
Greasy New Zealand carpet fleeces were quoted
at 780 and second shear wools at 760 clean
fibers present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
64/62s 2-5" It. stain $1.16
62/64s 2-5" It. stain 1.15
58s 2-35" ch. wh. 1.07
58s 2-5" ch. wh. 1.05
56/58s 2-5" It. gray .76
56s 2-51" ch. wh. 1.02
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
56s 2-51" stained $.95
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Aust. 58/60s 2-5" wh. $1.16
N. Z. 58s 2-5" ch. wh. 1.15
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64/70s fleece wh. $1.24
Aust. 60/64s fleece wh. 1.19


Noils
Ave. clear Aust. 6-s nobles
Semi-clear Aust. 64s nobles
Semi-clear Aust. 62s nobles
Clear Aust. 58s nobles
Clear Aust. 64s Schlumbs.
Ave. clear Dom. 62s French


$.88
.81 -.82
.78
.77
.72 -.74
.61


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 23,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.474
May wool tops 1.477
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.103
May wool 1.116
64s grade 2k" ave. stretched length








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Dullness traditionally
affiliated with early weeks of the Lenten season
was generally prevalent at Eastern Seaboard
markets. Fresh meat purchases by most outlets
were very conservative. Trading for beef was
rather slow with best action on forequarters and
related cuts. Hindquarters were slow for second
week, although hindquarter cuts moved fairly
well. Demand for veal and calf was rather poor
at most points. Trading for lamb was mostly
slow with 35-50# carcasses and legs active; hind-
saddles and chucks fair but loins and ribs very
poor. Loins were hardest to move in the pork
division. Clearance was incomplete at New York
with some tonnage unsold in all divisions and
small carryover of lamb at Washington, otherwise
clearance generally complete.
Steer beef closed steady to $1.00 lower;
cow beef steady to 500 off; veal and calf steady
to $3.00 lower, the bulk $1.00 off; lamb steady
to weak except steady to 500 lower at New York.
Pork loins closed $1.00-3.00 lower, except mostly
steady at New York; other pork cuts mostly steady.
Prices for kosher steer forequarters closed
steady to strong; lamb steady to weak. Kosher
veal and calf was steady to $2.00 lower, mostly
$1.00-2.00 off.

CHICAGO Supplies of steer and heifer beef
were normal with Good and low-Choice grades pre-
dominating. Supply of lamb was normal with veal
and fresh pork moderate. Bulk of the lamb was
comprised of 50-65# carcasses. Trading on car-
cass beef was moderately active and prices
closed fully steady to strong. Most buying
interests concentrated on beef forequarters and
equivalent cuts with arm and squarecut chucks
moving particularly well. There was a decidedly
better demand for ribs than any time during the
previous week. Narrow outlets for veal forced
prices lower for the third consecutive week.
Trading for lamb was moderately active. Demand
for pork was good early in the period and prices
advanced. However, on the close demand was
rather narrow with some of the early advance on
loins lost.
Beef closed steady to 504 higher; veal $1.00-
2.00 lower and lamb steady. Pork loins were 50#-
$2.00 higher; Boston butts 4-8# and spareribs 3#
down steady.

PACIFIC COAST Supplies of steer and heifer
beef were fully adequate with trading slow. Cow
beef supplies were moderate and about in balance
with the prevailing demand. Trading was moder-
ately active on normal supplies of veal and calf,
except at Los Angeles where a generous supply of
calf encountered a slow trade. Lamb supplies
were generally ample and trading only fair.


There was a plentiful supply of fresh and cured
pork and trading was rather slow.
Steer beef sold steady to 50# lower; cow
steady to $1.00 lower in California and firm
in the northwest. Calf and veal was mostly
steady, instances $1.00 lower at Los Angeles.
Lamb sold strong to $1.00 higher at Los Angeles,
but weak to $1.00 lower at other points with the
full decline in the northwest. Fresh pork was
mainly steady to $1.00 lower, except fresh hams
and loins $1.00-2.00 higher in California.
Smoked pork was mostly steady to $2.00 lower,
the full downturn at San Francisco, while hams
and picnics at Los Angeles were $1.00 higher.

CARLOT MEAT TRABZ REVIEWS

MIDWEST CAHLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughtering cen-
ters in Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and in
the Interior Iowa-So. Minnesota Area.
Most classes of fresh meats were near
normal with demand moderately good and clearance
generally complete. Steer beef closed steady
to $1.00 higher, with most advance on Choice
over 700#. Heifer beef was steady to 50#
higher; cow beef steady to $1.00 lower. Choice
and Prime lamb carcasses steady to 50# lower.
Pork loins were $1.00-1.50 higher; Boston butts
and fresh hams steady to 500 lower; pork sides
steady to 45# lower.
Following prices f.o.b. packing plant:
Choice 600-700# steer carcasses closed at
$41.50-42.25, few carlots $43.00; Choice 700-
800# $40.00-41.50; Good 600-700# $38.00-40.00;
high-Good to $41.25 in the eastern section;
Good 700-800# mostly $37.50-39.50. Choice
500-700# heifer beef brought $39.50-41.00;
Good $37.00-38.50; Utility cow beef $28.00-
31.00, mostly $28.00-29.75; Choice and Prime
45-55# lamb $34.25-36.00, few carlots $36.50.
Pork loins 8-12# closed at $42.50-44.00;
fresh hams 12-14# $42.00-42.50; 14-16# $40.00-
41.00; Boston butts 4-8# $33.50-34.50. U. S.
1, 2 and 3 135-155# pork carcasses $25.85-
$26.65; 155-175# $25.65-26.55.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Supplies of fresh meats
at most points were about normal with demand
rather narrow, except moderately good on steer
and heifer beef. Trading was slow on most
classes. Steer beef closed steady to 75#
higher; heifer beef steady to 50# up. Cow beef
was steady to $1.50 lower; lamb uneven, steady
to $1.00 higher, except 50-65# carcasses steady
to 50# lower at Denver. Pork loins were mostly
$1.50 higher at Chicago, but 500-$1.00 lower
at Philadelphia.






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 :----- T e-.-7-'Te-.-- TFe. : b.e25 Tb.27 :Te. IT b7 -
: Feb.27 1960 :16.-1 9607 : 19612 -1.2 -:e- 5-196 1- -
: 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-124
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 3# down
Cured pork -
Hams, snk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#1
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton
- - -e e-- -


44.75
45.00
43.75
42.25
43.00


64.00
55.00
48.00


48.00
46.75
45.25
43.44
43.94


64.20
55.50
48.00


44.75
42.58
42.50
42.50

43.00
43.00
40.75

60.53
54.67
48.67


59.94 44.00 59.00
59.56 43.00 39.00


47.75
39.50
435.50


45.75
33.50
39.00


44.92
36.50
59.00


46.50 41.00 51.50

51.00 37.50 56.00


34.00
16.00


29.50 35.75
11.88 18.00


45.25
43.58
41.58
41.58

44.33
435.75
40.67

58.50
53.50
50.00


41.25
40.50
41.00
39.25

40.00
39.50




53.00


39.42
42.08 39.42


40.17
29.50
35.50


51.00
42.50
46.50


47.50 50.17

43.00 57.17

32.00 55.00
12.00 18.00


44.00
42.17
45.50
41.50

43.50
42.50




55.00


40.50
39.25
40.00
58.75

40.25
59.50
39.25


-- 39.67
44.00 59.67


45.00
36.00
41.00


47.67
42.00
44.50


50.00 48.00

45.00 54.50

30.00 54.50
15.50 18.12


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS UEEK ENDED FEB. 24, 1961

Classification : 'c- 1i1_ -e -r : m "l- ew-Yorl I 1 _h l a
cer ei ----le i
Salo-:--------------------dH:~pb


Steer oeei -
Choice


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#
45-55
55-65
Choice 35-45
45-55
55-65
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#


42.50-45.00
41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
39.00-40.00
39.00-40.00
38.50-39.50

41.00-41.50
40.75-41.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-58.50

28.50-29.50
30.50-31.00

57.00-38.00
35.50-36.00
32.50-33.50
57.00-38.00
35.50-36.00
32.50-33.50

43.50-44.50


41.00-41.50
40.00-40.25
59.00-59.25

59.00-4C.00
39.00-40.00

39.25-41.50
39.25-40.00


41.75-42.00
40.00-40.50
39.00-39.50

38.50-39.25
38.00-38.50

40.00-40.25
40.00-40.25
57.00-57.25
37.00-37.25


44.00-45.00
42.50-45.25
41.50-42.00
42.00-43.00
41.50-42.50
41.00-41.50


29.00-31.00 28.00-29.50
-- 29.50-30.00


35.50-56.00
35.50-35.00
31.50-33.00
35.50-56.00
35.50-35.00
51.50-33.00


34.25-35.25
32.25-32.75

34.25-35.25
32.25-32.75

43.00-43.50


59.00-41.00
37.00-58.00
34.50-36.00
39.00-41.00
37.00-38.00
34.50-36.00


44.00-44.50
42.75-43.50
41.50-42.00

40.50-42.00
40.00-41.50


42.50-45.00



30.50-31.00
30.50-31.50

59.00-40.00
37.00-37.50
32.00-54.00
39.00-40.00
37.00-57.50
32.00-34.00

44.00-44.50


43.25
41.25
42.00
40.00

42.83
41.55
41.00


43.00
43.00

42.50
34.50
38.83


46.17

43.00

30.00
14.25


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






170

SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
:Kansas Fort North
Classification :Chicago : Omaha City Worth :Denver Ogden Portland
Worth :--r--ad

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 110# down
Prime Feb. 25, 1961 ...... 18.30 -- 17.62 -- 18.00 --
Feb. 27, 1960 ........ -- .- -. -
Choice Feb. 25, 1961 ........ 17.42 17.02 16.88 16.88 17.56 17.25 17.58
Feb. 27, 1960 ........ 21.42 21.02 20.40 18.88 20.82 20.25 21.22

Good Feb. 25, 1961 ........ 16.12 16.02 16.00 16.38 16.62 16.50 16.50
Feb. 27, 1960 ........ 20.75 20.15 19.32 18.58 20.12 19.25 20.50
EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good and Feb. 25, 1961 ........ 6.95 6.75 5.00 -- 7.00 4.75 5.50*
Choice Feb. 27, 1960 ........ 7.25 6.25 6.50 -- 7.00 5.75 7.75
Cull and Feb. 25, 1961 ........ 6.45 6.00 5.00 7.00* 5.51 5.25 4.00*
Utility Feb. 27, 1960 ........ 6.58 4.75 5.25 7.25* 5.58 4.00 5.75
FEEDER LAMBS: All wts.
Good and Feb. 25, 1961 ........ -- 17.00 15.75 17.16 16.00 15.50
Choice Feb. 27, 1960 ........ -- 19.25 -- 18.00 19.82 -- 18.25

*Shorn basis.








IAMB CROP, 1960

The 1960 lamb crop totaled 21,523,000 head, 1 percent larger than the 21,120,000 lambs pro-
duced in 1959 and 10 percent above the 1949-58 average, according to the Crop Reporting Board.
The larger lamb crop resulted from a 5 percent increase in the number of ewes on hand, since the
lamb crop percentage was down 2 points.
The 1960 lamb crop percentage (number of lambs saved per 100 ewes, 1 year of age or older
on farms and ranches January 1) was 95 which is 2 points below the previous year but 3 points
above the average.
The number of breeding ewes 1 year old and older on farms and ranches on January 1, 1960 was
3 percent above 1959 and ewe lambs under 1 year old were approximately the same as for January 1,
1959.

WESTERN STATES: The 1960 lamb crop in the 13 Western sheep States (11 Western, South Dakota, and
Texas) totaled 13,906,000 head--5 percent above the 13,467,000 lambs produced in 1959 and 13 per-
cent above average. The number of breeding ewes 1 year old and older an farms and ranches on
January 1, 1960 was 5 percent above 1959, while the number of lambs saved per 100 ewes, at 91,
was 1 point below a year earlier. In Texas, where approximately 15 percent of the Nation's
lambs are produced, the 1960 lamb crop was 4 percent above 1959 and 14 percent above average.

NATIVE STATES: The lamb crop of 7,417,000 head in the 35 Native sheep States (excludes the 15
Western States) was 5 percent below 1959, but 6 percent above average. A decline in both the
number of breeding ewes and the lambing percentage resulted in the smaller lamb crop. The number
of ewes 1 year and older on farms January 1 was 2 percent below 1959 and the number of lambs
saved per 100 ewes was 104--2 points below a year earlier.





171


Lamb crop 1959 and 1960


:Breeding ewes 1 year
State : older January 1
and :10-year :
division:average : 1959
:1949-58 :
: 1,000 1,000
: head head
Maine ..: 20 Z25
N.H ... 5 5
.Vt. .... 8 9
Mass. ..; 8 8
R.I. ... 2 2
Conn. ..: 6 5
N.Y. ...: 107 121
N.J ... 10 11
Pa. ..... 156 169
N.A. ..: 321 355
Ohio ...: 782 780
Ind ...***: 323 357
Ill. ...: 381 446
Miho. .: 264 258
Wis. ... 168 172
E.N.C. 1,920 2,013
Minn. ..: b44 590-
Iowa ...: 696 913
Mo. ....: 650 568
N.Dak. .: 362 485
S.Dak. .: 770 1,134
Nebr. ..: 185 284
Kans. ..: 336 402
W.Ni.C. : 3,545 4,376
N.C. .. 5,464 6,389
Del. ...: 2 4
Md. ....: 34 31
Va. ....: 254 265
W.Va. ..: 246 232
N.C ... 34 43
S.C. ...: 4 9
Ga, .... 14 25
Fla. ...: 3 5
S.A. ..: 591 614
Ky ....: 500 456
Tenn. ..: 218 219
Ala. ...: 28 27
Miss. .. 53 55
Ark. ...: 38 40
La. ....: 69 67
Okla. ..: 115 166
Texas ..: 3,871 3,613
S.C. .: 4,894 4,643
Mont. ..: 1,257 1,278
Idaho ..: 856 884
Wyo. ...: 1,592 1,651
Colo. ..: 1,046 1,143
N.Mex. 989 881
Ariz ..: 316 332
Utah ... 1,138 1,109
Nev. ... 361 291
Wash. .. 218 211
Oreg. .. 638 728
Calif. 1,358 1,323
West .. 9,768 9,831 1
U.S. .. 21,038 21,832 2


and


1960


i,000
head

5
9
8
2
5
116
11
169
351
-757
350
437
258
165
1,967
614
922
540
480
1,207
295
422
4,480
6,447
4
30
257
227
42
8
19
5
592
420
199
25
49
35
65
166
3,942
4,901
1,331
902
1,773
1,200
874
347
1,065
274
234
699
1,416
.0,11
-.2,406


:Lambs sa'
:year and
:10-year
:average
:1949-58

Number

98
93
95
90
90
108
88
93
98
99
110
110
104
112
105

108
104
106
99
106
101
105
105
1i00
105
112
106
106
94
83
96
108

104
87
84
91
67
98
72
79-
----8-77
88
111
82
96
77
83
85
86
113
98
92
90
92-


ved per 100 ewes 1
older January 1 1/

: 1959 : 1960
: :


Number
--IUF-
100
89
100
100
100
109
100
95
101
101
107
104
109
110
105

106
104
110
108
102
97
107
106
100
103
112
106
98
89
84
100
107

102
85
84
95
70
96
84

94
112
85
102
85
84
88
89
115
99
92
97


Number
100
100
100
100
100
100
103
109
96
100
94
103
110
101
115
102
118
107
103
112
105
101
90
106
105
100
100
108
106
98
75
84
100
105

94
88
71
89
63
99
80
84
93
113
88
102
80
84
88
87
113
99
93
95
95


: Lamb s
T10-year :
:average :
:1949-58 :
1,000
head
--1-7
5
7
7
2
6
115
9
146
315
778
356
419
275
190
2,017
616
750
677
387
772
197
338
3,737
5,755
2
35
285
261
36
4
12
3
638
576
227
24
45
35
46
113
2,776
3,843
1,106
950
1,310
1,009
759
262
970
309
246
625
1,256
8,833
19,354


saved 1/

1959 : 1960


1, UUU
head

5
8
8
2
5
132
11
161
359
786
383
465
282
189
2,105
696
969
592
533
1,224
288
388
4,690
6,795
4
32
298
247
42
8
21
5
657
532
221
23
46
38
47
159
3,035
4,101
1,201
990
1,403
1,166
753
279
976
259
243
721
1,217
9,208
21,120


I,UUU
head
----27
5
9
8
2
5
119
12
163
350
712
362
480
261
189
2,004
72T
986
554
540
1,269
297
380
4,750
6,754
4
30
278
240
41
6
16
5
6zn
48=
188
22
35
31
41
164
3,154
4,116
1,238
1,019
1,560
1,224
701
293
937
238
264
692
1,317
9,4t83
21,323


1/ Lambs saved defined as lambs living June 1, or sold before June 1 in the Native States and
lambs docked or branded in the Western Sheep States.







MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


Product


Placed in cure --
Beef .
Pork ./ .
Other / .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef / .. .
Pork I/ .


Cooked meat -
Beef .. .
Pork. .
Other .
Sausage -
Fresh finished. .
To be dried or semi-dried
Franks, wieners .
Other, smoked or cooked .
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. .
Steaks, chops, roasts .
Meat extract. .
Sliced bacon I/ .
Sliced, other J/ 2/ .
Hamburger .
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock .
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .
Compound contfg animal fat
Oleomargarine "
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense).


: Week ended -

. Jan. Jan. Jan.
. 7 14 21
: 1961 : 1961 : 1961
1,oo 1,0o7 1,00#


2,550
54,185
41

755
39,102


1,642
4,007
34

4,929
2,461
10,929
11,205

3,564
9,967
27
18,803
4,820
35,610
4,082
35,711
27,055
938
6,716

1,627
785
12,892
2,147

44,575


Total / 508,916


5,565
67,051
45

996
48,117

1,865
4,527
71

5,704
2,734
15,639
15,125

5,885
12,457
38
21,756
5,811
4,496
5,541
45,661
30,356
1,315
8,295

1,759
798
15,986
2,290

57,500
376,958


5,366
65,426
28

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45,804

1,801
5,802
64

5,096
2,757
12,292
12,809

3,670
11,158
24
19,862
5,545
4,141
5,246
42,458
32,834
1,319
7,785

1,641
1,107
15,971
2,840


56,565
364,156


I/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of the
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having b<
to more than one district processing treatment, such as curing ft
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


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28
1961
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5,264
58,648
185

951
42,518


2,165
4,319
59

5,556
2,492
12,512
12,852

5,901
11,873
16
19,026
5,896
4,171
4,956
58,820
27,978
1,056
8,090

1,495
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16,614
2,904


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CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION I/

: Number (000 omitted) : Percent
: Jan. : Dec. : Jan. : Jan. : Dec. : Jan.
--.-.-.-.-.-- -_ _- 1961 _: 1960 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1960
Cattle:
Steers................... 868 786 871 53.2 49.9 55.7
Heifers.................. 370 372 329 22.7 23.6 21.0
Cows..................... 372 399 347 22.8 25.3 22.2
Bulls and Stags.......... 21 19 17 1.3 1.2 1.1
Total 2/ ................ 1,631 1,576 1,564 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners and Cutters _/... 173 227 149 10.6 14.4 9.5
Hoge:
Sows..................... 345 477 384 6.0 8.3 5.9
Barrows and Gilts........ 5,360 5.252 6,112 93.3 91.3 93.8
Stags and Boars ......... 40 23 20 .7 .4 .3
Total 2/ ............... 5,745 5,752 6,516 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sheep and Lambs:
Lambs and Yearlings...... 1,265 1,043 1,208 97.3 93.6 97.7
Sheep ................... 35 71 28 2.7 6.4 2.3
Total 2/................. 1,300 1,114 1,236 100.0 100.0 100.0

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

USDA Supplements Report of Hog Slaughter Statistics:
On February 28, USDA will begin publishing data on separate barrow slaughter and gilt
slaughter. This information will be obtained from a sample provided by cooperating federally
inspected packers. The data will be published about 4 weeks after the close of each month in
this publication. It is hoped that the addition of this data to the regular slaughter infor-
mation will help improve forecasts of hog supplies.
Collection of the separate hog slaughter data began in October 1960. The following table
summarizes the data collected so far:

: Hogs : Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month : slaughtered under : Firms : Head : ~arrows
: Federal inspection : reporting : ead Barrows Gilts
Number Number Number Percent Percent
Oct. 1960... 5,407,000 21 983,000 53.53 46.47
Nov. 1960... 5,707,000 25 1,277,000 53.46 46.54
Dec. 1960... 5,753,000 28 1,221,000 53.77 46.23
Jan. 1961... 5,744,000 28 1,234,000 53.20 46.80

USDA wishes to encourage the packing industry to continue reporting separate hog
slaughter data. The usefulness and accuracy of all slaughter and meat production data
released by the Department, depends upon the cooperation of packers in reporting accurate
and timely information.
Users of the new data are cautioned that the exact relationship between the difference
in barrow and gilt slaughter and changes in the size of the breeding herd are not known.
It may be necessary to have data for a complete hog production cycle (about 3 to 4 years)
before it may be a useful tool for predicting future supplies. However, since some members
of the industry have requested the information, USDA will publish the data as it becomes
available.

PERCE1TAGI DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER yFErRAL INSPECTION
- -------------------------^---
e : i : Bulls and : Canners and
Steers Heifers Cows Stags : Cutters,
Region : tall classes
: January : January : January : January : January
: 1961 i 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 t 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
N. Atlantic States.... 69.8 74.2 1.7 1.3 27.6 23.6 .9 .9 13.4 10.7
S. Atlantic States.... 39.4 54.1 8.0 8.5 49.6 35.9 2.7 1.5 25.7 18.6
N. C. States-Eastern.. 54.5 57.4 13.7 12.0 29.9 28.9 1.8 1.7 12.9 13.6
N. C. States-N.Western 52.5 51.6 26.9 24.7 19.5 22.6 1.1 1.1 7.6 8.2
N. C. States-S.Western 62.9 63.9 19.6 18.2 17.0 17.6 .5 .3 8.7 6.0
S. Central States..... 36.2 50.6 15.5 18.1 46.3 29.7 2.0 1.6 23.8 17.4
Mountain States....... 33.2 40.8 50.3 46.0 15.6 12.6 .9 .6 4.9 3.0
Pacific States........ 67.0 64.0 15.2 18.8 16.0 15.5 1.7 1.7 5.0 5.6






UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Jau: : Percentage
: January : Jamjay 1961 of
------1961 -1960-------- : ---Jan. : 5-yr.-
1961 1960 : Jan. : 5-yr.


---------------------------------------2----------L --------------
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of
Cattle.......... 1,632 1,564
Calves.......... 427 413
Hogs............ 5,744 6,516
Sheep & lambs... 1,300 1,237
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,059.6 1,063.5
Calves.......... 205.5 202.9
Hogs............ 240.6 236.2
Sheep & lambs... 102.6 102.5
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pounds)
Cattle.......... 22.49 22.].4
Calves.......... 23.39 24.14
Hogs............ 17.06 12.39
Sheep & lambs... 16.99 18.30
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle.......... 57.2 57.4
Calves........... 56.1 57.0
Hogs I/ ......... 76.4 76.6
Sheep-& lambs... 48.9 48.9
Lard per 100#... 13.2 13.7
Lard per animal. 31.9 32.4
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 606.1 610.4
Steers 2/....... 671.3 669.7
Heifers-2/...... 566.0 556.5
Cows 2/.7....... 510.9 527.7
Calve .......... 115.3 115.7
Hogs............ 183.8 180.9
Sheep & lambs... 50.2 50.1
Condemnations: 5/(number of head)
Cattle.......7.. 5,036 5,097
Calves.......... 2,244 2,394
Hogs............ 10,541 9,742
Sheep & lambs... 5,601 3,934
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (thousands of pi
Beef............ 986,085 951,789
Veal............ 48,938 47,548
Pork(carcass wt.) 1,053,882 1,177,042
Lamb & mutton... 64,972 61,755
Total 4/........ 2,153,876 2,238,133
Pork, excl.lard 804,286 888,303
Lard production 5/ 182,790 210,762
Rendered pork fat 7,140 7,704
-/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average.
cattle. 5/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded
rendered pork fat.


1960 : Ja. av _
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104 100
103 81
88 95
105 103


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105
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98
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114
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Stocker and Feeder Cattle


and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
January 1960 and 1961 1_
Cattle and Calves


: Public stock : Direct Total
State : yards
: January : January : January Jan.-Dec.
: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1959 : 1960

Ohio ....... : 5,828 5,578 1,924 1,608 7,752 7,186 122,922 123,587
Indiana.....: 5,438 4,987 20,292 17,552 25,730 22,539 308,997 417,424
Illinois ...: 24,295 28,260 38,210 51,920 62,505 80,180 1,283,770 1,233,216
Michigan ...: 1,990 2,537 2,022 1,560 4,012 4,097 79,381 99,280
Minnesota ..: 15,898 14,569 44,835 43,507 60,733 58,076 731,365 698,643
Iowa .......: 78,956 86,844 69,736 98,812 148,692 185,656 2,592,360 2,308,684
South Dakota: 8,616 10,468 4,805 6,911 13,421 17,379 203,715 208,832
Nebraska ...: 20,811 39,265 34,424 61,639 55,235 100,904 1,112,226 977,176

Total :161,832 216,248 378,080 6,434,736
8 States : 192,508 283,509 476,017 6,066,842
Sheep and Lambs

Ohio .......: 1,014 1,898 200 1,910 1,214 3,808 47,448 78,591
Indiana ....: 2,148 540 300 422 2,448 962 82,649 87,061
Illinois ...: 7,169 3,847 13,216 3,900 20,385 7,747 370,412 337,164
Michigan ...: 395 1,050 --- 550 395 1,600 19,501 28,935
Minnesota ..: 24,210 22,960 17,268 15,941 41,478 38,901 418,730 474,699
Iowa ....... : 18,478 25,549 44,327 58,876 62,805 84,425 1,271,712 1,440,144
South Dakota: 6,250 9,869 10,068 14,551 16,318 24,420 199,782 261,631
Nebraska ...: 12,048 11,711 3,135 3,677 15,183 15,388 655,335 782,912

Total : 71,712 88,514 160,226 3,065,569
8 States : 77,424 99,827 177,251 3,491,137

1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under "Direct" are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stop-
ping for feed, water, and rest en route.