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MEAT "A
m* WEEKLY SUMMARY


WOOL W AND STATISTICS

LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICUijL RE
WASHINGTON 25, 0.0. "',- \

Vol. 30, No. 2 J y 9, 1962
Week ended Januar

Page
Livestock Market Reviews . . 22
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) 25
Steer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) 26
Heifer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) 28
Feeder Statistics . . 29
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts . 29
Slaughter at Major Centers .. 30
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . 50
Cattle Prices (with monthly averages). . 31
Hog Prices . . 35
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals). 34
Sheep and Lamb Prices . 36
Wool Market Revie . . 37
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews ... 38
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices . .. 39
Special to this issue
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed
for Entry into the United States, November 1961 36


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Holiday shortened supplies of slaughter
steers and heifers sold steady to 500 higher
at midwest markets with most advance on high-
Choice and Prime offerings which sold 50-750
higher at Chicago. Slaughter cows were gener-
ally steady to 500 higher. Feeder cattle and
calves were largely steady. Barrows and gilts
were steady to 500 lower for the week while
sows sold steady to 250 higher at most points.
Slaughter lambs were steady to 25# higher,
slaughter ewes and feeder lambs steady to 500
higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Marketings of
slaughter steers and heifers were sharply re-
duced for the holiday week and prices advanced
to the highest levels in about a year. Average-
Choice to Prime slaughter steers and heifers
found good demand while outlet for other grades
was moderate. This influenced a further widen-
ing of prices between grades and the spread on
all steers was the widest in a year. Twelve
market receipts were relatively small Tuesday
and Wednesday, but picked up somewhat late in
the week on a comparative basis. Steer and
heifer supply was mostly Good and Choice.
Slaughter steers sold steady to 500 higher
for the week with the most advance on Choice and
Prime which sold 50-750 higher at Chicago.
Standard and Good steers were only steady at
some centers and were steady to 504 lower at St.
Louis and Indianapolis. Heifers sold steady to
500 higher, high-Good to Prime 50-750 higher
at Chicago. Cows and bulls were steady to 500
higher, vealers steady to $1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: A new high since Janu-
ary a year ago was established at Chicago Wed-
nesday when eight loads Prime 1200-1375# brought
$29.00. Several loads Prime there sold at
$28.65-28.75, bulk Choice and Prime $25.75-
c .L-". At other midwest terminals mixed Choice
and Prime $26.25-27.25, most Choice $24.75-
26.50. Good largely $22.00-24.75.
Slaughter heifers: Mixed Choice and Prime
sold frorm 7. .00-26.50, part load at Chicago
to $26.85. Choice bulked at $24.25-25.75,Good
t$21.50-24.25, Standard '18.50-21.50.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
$14.50-16.50, Canner and Cutter $12.00-15.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Receipts of
feeder cattle and calves at terminal markets
continued relatively small. However, the volume
was substantially above the Christmas week,
particularly at Southwestern Centers. Although
year end holiday activities undoubtedly tended
to curtail buyer attendance to some extent, ad-
verse weather conditions represented a more im-
portrnt factor in restricting demand. Ice and
fairly heavy acc'rr'ultions of snow in some
areas and muddy feedlots in others were factors
which presented more than the normal amount of


problems in handling and receiving shipments of
cattle to farm or feedlot. Even so, demand for
the limited numbers marketed generally was
sufficient to maintain prices on a steady basis.
Mild weakness developed in a few instances. At
Sioux City, where quality was at the highest
level in several weeks, the market opened 50#
higher but trading there was slow at the close.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
$21.50-24.00, majority $22.00-25.50. Few
loads Choice and Choice and Fancy 800-859'=
$24.25-24.50; Choice 750,# $25.00. Good and
Choice "I,-7?ECr sold from $22.00-26.00, few
Choice F' $26.25-25.50. At Sioux City a
limited number of Choice and Fancy E.C-'C'3'
short yearlings brought ?28.C'n-29.00. Medium
and mixed Medium and Good 550-750, sold from
$18.50-23.00.
Feeder heifers: Few loads Choice and
Choice and Fancy 3-AF.'5"- 25."'-2?;.50; bulk
Good and Choice 550-750# $21.00-24.00.
Feeder calves: Scattered shipments Choice
and Fancy 2c-',,>- steers $30.00-35.00; Fancy
495# included at $32.50. Other Good and Choice
steers bulked at $24.00-29.50. Good and Choice
heifers ranged $22.00-28.50 but most sales were
from $26.50 down and Fancy 455-462# were in-
cluded at $28.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Supplies and
prices of barrows and gilts fluctuated in a
close relationship through the holiday shorten-
ed week. Tuesday's run was double the corre-
sponding day a v-ek ago, and "as the largest
for a Tuesday in several years at many of the
major mark-ts, and prices were sharply lower.
However, the supply Wednesday and Thursday
moderated and part of the price decline was
recovered. Barrows and gilts closed steady to
5C0 lower than the prccedinLg veekt' close, vith
the exception of Kansas City where sal-s were
stC'y to 25# higher. Sovs were mostly steady
to 250 higher, excluding St. Louis and Sioux
City where prices were steady to 50 lower.
Receipts at the 12 markets uere 15 percent
larger than the four day previous .rek aen 6
percent above the corresponding week a year ago.
The average weight of barrow's and gilts at the
9 markets uas 256# compared with 229# the pre-
vious week and 258# a year earlier. Sows com-
prised 10 percent of the 8 market total.
arrows and gilts: No. 1-3, IS0-25r,.
closed at $16.75-17.75, mostly 17.00-17.50.
No. 1-2, i -2F 1' ".I.->:.00, largely $17.50-
17.75.
Sows: No. 1-2, 27C-1-' 1" :.--1 .0, most-
ly 14.00-14.75; No. 2-3, 4"-:7-", $13.00-

Feeder yi-s at Sioux City were steady to
500 lower with Good and Choice 1.'-1'' selling
at 11/..5-15.00. At St. Paul, sales were 50f
higher with Choice 1',,'--- bringing $16.00-
16.50.









Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 5 live basis 200-220, barrows
and gilts was 96# per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
December 28, 1961 to January 3, 1962 inclusive.

Hogs Interior Iovs-Southern Minnesota
area direct sales totaled 297,000 head, about
the same as the previous week and around 7 per-
cent less than the comparable week last year.
A sharp price decline at beginning of week was
followed by decreased receipts, which in turn
prompted price upturns. Late sales compared
with previous week were steady to mostly 15#
lower on butchers and sows.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, most U. S.
No. 1-3 200-240# brought $16.00-16.85, No. 1-2
200-230# $16.85-17.25.
Sows: U. S. No. 1-3 27-,'1' sold at
$13.25-15.00; 400-550# mainly $11.75-13.50.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts
totaled 84,500 compared with 89,000 during the
Christmas week and 86,500 the corresponding
week last year. Demand was good. Sharp down-
turns early in the week were partially recov-
ered late. Barrows and gilts under 23Q# closed
steady to mostly 25# lower for the week with
weights over 230# 25-500 lower. Sows closed
steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
ln-2.,nl $16.50-17.25, mostly $16.75-17.00;
some No. 1-2 20'-2?20 17.55, a few $17.50
early; No. 1-5 230-250' $16.00-16.75.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12 termi-
nals at 91,000 head 7-ere 16 percent more than
the previous week but slightly below last year.
Demand was good for the expanded marketing of
slaughter lambs and prices advanced at most
centers. Slaughter lambs sold steady to 25#
higher for the week with slaughter ewes and
feeder lambs steady to 500 higher.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 85-110# wooled $17.00-18.00,
limited volume 110-122#q lambs $15.50-17.25.
Good and Choice 78-1122# $15.50-17.00. Bulk
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 80-110# shorn
with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $16.00-16.50,
few 98-106# $16.50-17.00. Good and Choice 80-
105# $15.00-16.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled
bulked at $53.00-6.50.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 60-95#4
$14.00-16.50; Good and Choice 45-82# mainly
$11.00-15.50.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 22,100
head, 18 percent less than a week earlier and
40 percent below a year ago. Demand was good
for the reduced slaughter lamb supply. Wooled
slaughter lambs closed steady to 50f higher;
other classes steady. Wooled slaughter lambs
comprised 70-75 percent of receipts.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 90-110# wooled $16.50-17.50,


Good and low-Choice 85-110# $15.50-16.75. Bulk
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 85-111',- shorn
with No. 1-2 and fall shorn pelts $15.50-16.50,
Good and low-Choice 14.r0-15.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $2.00-
4.00.

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 The
direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers was
active, strong to 50f higher. There was exten-
sive contracting for late January and February
delivery with 2 sizable strings into March and
early April. Feeder cattle and calf trans-
actions were limited, and 500-$1.00 higher.
Slaughter lambs sold firm to 500 higher in Cali-
fornia, and 504-$1.00 up in Utah.
Slaughter steers: January and February de-
livery, in California, 210 Choice 1050-1060#
$27.00 delivered; 140 Choice 1100# $26.75;over
California, Arizona and Utah, 14,000 heed Good
to mostly Choice 925-1225# $25.75-26.50; 35,000
mixed Good and Choice 900-1250, $24.85-25.50;
Good, 900-1300# $24.00-24.85; 1,500 Standard
to low-Good 900-1080# $22.50-25.50. For March
delivery, 1,600 expected mostly Choice, 1000-
1050# $25.00; for April, 1,250 Good and Choice
1075-1100# $24.00.
Slaughter heifers: California and Arizona,
320 Choice 750-875# $25.90-26.00; 1,600 Good to
mostly Choice 700-1000# $24.50-25.50.
Feeders: California, 950 Choice mixed
calves with 500# steers $28.00 and 475,? heifers
$25.50; 240 head Good and mostly Choice 375-
400# steers $27.00-28.00, one lot with heifer
end at $24.00; 220 Choice 550-600# steers
$25.00-25.50; 1,200 Medium to Choice, mostly
Good, 600-650# steers $25.50-24.25. Around 400
Choice 550# heifers $24.50; 140 Good and mostly
Choice 530# $23.00.
Slaughter lambs: California, 4,000 Choice,
end Prime, shorn 100-108# with No. 2 to fall
shorn pelts $17.00-17.50, bulk $17.00-17.25.
Utah, 16,000 Choice and Prime 101-110# wooled
$17.00-18.00, mostly $17.50 up late.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Slaughter steers and
heifers sold fully steady but late volume of
Choice offerings was limited. A lower whole-
sale beef market tended to slow the movement.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 950 mostly
Choice 1075-1135# $26.25-26.75; 1,585 high-
Good and Choice 1050-1525# $25.00-26.00, mostly
$25.50-26.00.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 5,880 low and
average-Choice 875-1000# $25.50-26.25; 325
high-Good and low-Choice 950-1000# $25.00-25.50.
Feeders: Lim5.ted direct sales sold at









steady prices. Colorado, around 400 Choice to
Fancy 775-800# steers $25.00; 68 Medium to
Good stock cows $175.00 per head. Western
Kansas, 415 mostly Good 875-950# steers $22.75-
23.25; 380 Good to mostly Choice 600-650# heif-
ers $23.00-23.50.
Sheep and lambs: Slaughter lambs steady.
Colorado, Choice and Prime 102-110# wooled
slaughter lambs $17.50-18.25, late sales
stopping at $18.00; two loads off Western
Slope 113-115# to California packer $17.50.
Western Kansas, Choice and Prime 96-103#V
wooled lambs off wheatfield $17.50-17.75.
Wyoming, 600 Choice and Prime 98-99# wooled
lambs $18.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Trading on
slaughter cattle was active, strong, some sales
250 higher on steers. Feeder cattle were slow,
weak.


Feeder cattle and calves: Around 250
Choice and Fancy 616-667# steers $25.25-26.00;
200 Good and Choice 750-870# $23.50. For Febru-
ary-April delivery, 240 Choice and Fancy 625-
650, steers $24.50-25.50; 2,600 Good to mostly
Choice 550-675W $23.50-25.25; 300 Choice 850-
875# $25.00; 475 mostly Choice 575-"0r,/ heifers
$23.25-24.00; 300 Choice 625-650# $23.00; 100
Choice and Fancy 525-540# steer calves $26.00;
140 Choice and Fancy 475-525# steers $27.50.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers only moderately active,
steady. Volume feeder cattle small. Slaughter
lambs active, strong to $1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: Washington, high-Good to
mostly Choice 1000-1125# $25.75-26.00; Standard
with some Good 1100# $21.50-22.00. Oregon,
mostly Choice 1000-1150# $26.00; high-Good to
mostly Choice 1025-1100# $25.25-25.75, mostly
Choice 1250# $24.50. Idaho, high-Good to most-


Slaughter steers: About 300 Choice 1200- ly Choice 1025-1280,# $24.50-25.00, Standard
15300 $26.20 delivered; 700 mostly Good 900- 16w-Good 1100-1150# $21.50-21.75.
1050# $25.00-25.50; 120 Good 1100-1175# $24.00- Slaughter heifers: Washington, mostly
24.25; 60Y Standard and Good 900-972 $23.50. Choice 860-960# $24.00, Good 780-925# $25.0(
Slaughter heifers: Around 300 Good to Oregon, Good to mostly Choice 800-950# $24.0(
mostly Choice 850-900# $24.50; 180 mostly Good Idaho, Choice 950# high-yielding $24.50. Goo(
800-900# $24.00-24.25; 1,100 Good 800-900Q to mostly Choice 875-925# $23.00-24.00.
February to mid-March delivery $24.35; 535 Good Feeders: Washington, Choice with end oJ
640-725,# $24.25-24.50; 100 Good 525# calves Fancy 375# steer calves $29.50, delivered 2(
$24.90. miles; Good and Choice 400-45C# mixed calves
Feeder cattle and calves; About 50 Fancy steers '25.00-26.00, and heifers $23.00. Media
850# steers *24.00; 520 Choice 868-992,# partly 650# Holstein steers $20.00. Oregon, Good az
fattened $23.00-23.50; 150 Good to mostly Choice 550# steers $25.00 delivered, Good az
Choice 594-606# steers $23.00-24.00, heifers Choice 450# heifer calves $24.00, mostly
$23.00; 1,000 Medium to mostly Good 650-700# Choice 775# steers $23.50, Choice and Fancy
steers April delivery $21.75; 300 Good 500# 370# heifer calves $105.00 per head.
mixed steer and heifer calves March delivery Slaughter lambs: Washington, Choice an(
$23.00. Prime 105-112# wooled $17.00-18.25 delivered
Lambs: Slaughter lambs active, strong to Oregon, Choice and Prime 100-110# No. 1 and
250 higher, feeders slow, 250 to mostly 500 fall shorn pelts $16.00-17.50, mostly deliv
higher. Choice and Prime No. 1 pelts delivered Cali-
Slaughter lambs: Some 1,400 mostly Prime fornia $18.25. Idaho, Choice and Prime 100-1:
102# wooled $16.00; 800 Choice and Prime 935 wooled $17.00-18.00; Choice and Prime 100-11I
$15.25; 4,350 Choice and Prime 98-106# with No. 1 pelts $16.00.
No. 1 to fall shorn pelts $15.00-15.50, some
$16.00 delivered; 2,180 Choice 100-105,# with MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Trading
No. 2 and 3 pelts $14.25; 5,000 Choice slaugh- all classes generally slow. Limited sales
ter and Choice and Fancy 901 feeders $14.00. slaughter steers steady, stock cows fully
Feeders: 1,750 Choice and Fancy 82-85# wooled steady.
$14.25-14.50; 1,450 Choice and Fancy fall shorn Slaughter steers: Northern Wyoming, loi
70-90# $12.50 to mostly $15.25. Choice 1100# $24.50.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle fairly Stock cows: Southern and western Monta:
active, steers fully steady, heifers steady to around 200 Medium and Good mostly 4-8-year-o
25f higher. Feeders moderately active, mostly $185.00-200.00 per head. Few sales Good and
fully steady. Choice 2-6-year-old $200.00-230.00, including
Slaughter steers: About 400 Choice 1,250# string of 100 Choice at $230.00.
$26.20 delivered; 240 Good and Choice 1,175# Sheep: Slaughter and shearing lambs fu
$25.25 delivered; 225 mostly Good 981-100C- steady.
$24.00-25.00; 75 Standard 750-80Q t22.75. Slaughter lambs: Southern Montana, 400
Slaughter heifers: About 370 mostly Choice mostly Choice 110# $15.50. Northern Wyoming,
950-9"' r-14.75-25.00; 490 Good and Choice 250 Choice 110# $17.50 delivered to packing
pcnr,'.-, $23.75-24.00; 120 Good 675-760Ct $24.00;plant.
1,165 Standard to mostly Good 475-550# slaugh- Shearing lambs: Eastern Montana, sales
ter calves $25.25-25.50 delivered to plant, totaling 2,000 Choice 80-85- $15.50-16.00.
Vyoning, 750 Good and Choice 104# $14.50.


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Oklahoma City .
Omaha ..........
St. Joseph ....
St. Louis NSI .
Sioux City ....
Sioux Falls ...
So. St. Paul ..
Total .......
Dec. 30,161U
INTERIOR IOWA AN


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Market

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


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S _Cattle Calv-es Shee: and_ J1a7bs _
" Jan. 6 5 Jan. 7 : Jan. 6 P Jan. 7 s Jan. 6 : Jan. 7 t Jan. 6 t Jan. 7
1962 1961 : 1962 1961 1 1962 t 1961 s 1962 t 1961
27,014 28,177 166 278 53,774 52,340 ~ ,. ~ 6,258
6,757 6,092 255 248 5,623 5,765 8,065 7,554
6,452 6,5347 1,551 1,811 1,519 1,868 8,088 8,084
6,888 6,508 519 580 25,913 29,889 2,265 4,392
14,705 12,982 860 592 15,912 14,046 3,125 4,5392
9,982 7,795 1,328 676 5,091 5,387 661 1,820
28,540 27,959 596 588 48,112 42,720 12,444 12,752
12,272 11,364 565 325 25,597 21,722 7,171 6,050
11,444 12,052 1,268 1,976 435,5361 45,965 5,851 6,499
25,208 22,0553 981 1,638 41,615 35,669 9,019 8,699
9,549 6,958 107 115 17,254 14,821 12,121 11,635
20,467 16,657 8,148 8,861 50,569 47,796 16,215 14,684
179,078 164,904 15,704 17,486 510,540 295,986 91,059 92,819
.169,605 _8,154 275,514 78,448
D SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Jan. 6, 1962 Dec. 30, 1961 Jan. 7, 1961
Hogs ...... 297,000 296,000 519,000*
Sheep ..... 22,100 27,000 36,800*
LINOIS Hogs ...... 84,500 89,000 86,5300


-------- ---- ---------- K-Reviseod.
RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
MONTH OF DECFO-21R 1961
SCattle : Calves
: Salable Total : Salable Total
1~~~~~~ ~- -. ~- ~- -'t; -I I- ~- -oa 1--
t 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
156,446 160,841 156,552 169,296 752 1,200 755 1,200
12,445 15,505 16,714 17,938 1,436 1,962 1,589 1,989
28,080 27,018 55,320 54,430 3,376 1,862 5,250 4,647
18,544 50,050 24,508 38,771 5,567 6,610 5,182 10,665
26,694 23,231 26,694 25,531 1,508 1,737 1,508 1,737
68,990 76,194 84,874 103,701 3,518 5,120 6,804 15,205
24,144 26,620 25,760 28,018 4,283 5,580 4,559 5,701
148,495 156,553 151,8?9 161,096 4,284 5,475 4,419 5,616
60,624 65,676 65,347 66,505 1,535 2,817 1,586 2,912
49,224 59,760 51,182 61,439 5,091 7,986 5,255 8,151
1355,049 150,096 155,515 133,919 15,220 14,592 14,602 15,857
88,267 86,677 91,947 95,786 33,627 40,588 55,116 42,026


Total ....... 815,002


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


884,040 75,797 86,201
.16 01_ 1 g.. P5 2,2? 30 113 J?.704
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Hogs 1 Sheep and Lambs
,. 154,824 172,444 158,963 177,698 27,939 32,348 29,532 53,825
42,008 41,481 52,179 64,084 2,939 4,293 5,555 5,029
19,505 18,598 46,057 42,724 44,729 55,618 78,060 71,550
5,077 6,579 21,734 23,632 29,847 19,294 64,748 42,407
116,299 126,499 116,984 150,5.48 10,763 13,364 10,765 13,882
66,358 68,579 80,260 75,664 14,583 24,501 27,605 46,054
11,336 11,374 54,021 33,982 5,978 5,287 5,978 5,287
212,919 196,667 275,154 269,270 48,946 48,380 57,135 65,089
,. 106,969 116,325 162,527 171,030 24,602 26,880 40,484 48,244
,. 198,678 236,555 204,056 259,384 21,146 51,401 21,425 355,684
,. 190,445 187,525 224,778 205,860 52,051 40,917 40,081 55,879
,. 220,447 221,841 274,967 281,798 64,830 72,871 101,225 106,478
1,544,861 1,649,680 526,155 478,567


1,404,265 1,715,474
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 1961
Hogs .......... 1,472,000
Sheep ......... 100,500
*Revised.


555,154 525,406
Dec. 1960
1,483,000*
107,900*


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26

STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/

: Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Nber of head by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade '-- --------- -
; Week ended
:~ n. Y -an". : Jan. ~ : Jain. 5 : Jan. 4 Jan. 5 : Jan4 Jan. 5
: 196.2_ : 1961 _: 1962 : 1961 : j _:_ 19- 962 : 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.....


2,008
11,720
3,913
639

282
18,562

191
5,493
5,800
519
170
12,173

556
6,242
3,413
320
43
10,554

47
1,443
2,775
658

198
5,121


2,528 10.8 14.2 1,246 3,199 27.95
11,613 63.1 65.3 1,165 1,156 26.38
2,798 21.1 15.7 1,107 1,159 24.69
547 3.5 3.1 1,059 1,007 22.35

301 1.5 1.7 999 1,007 20.57
17,787 1,155 1,152 26.02
OMAHA
142 1.6 1.5 1,201 1,159 26.90
5,231 45.1 46.6 1,166 1,178 25.32
5,297 47.6 47.2 1,117 1,155 23.71
444 4.5 3.9 1,045 1,115 21.62
114 1.4 1.0 1,062 1,055 19.65
11,228 1,137 1,163 24.37

226 5.1 3.4 1,188 1,2?7 26.49
4,141 59.2 61.0 1,184 1,183 25.44
2,193 32.3 32.5 1,118 1,160 24.03
212 3.0 5.1 1,117 1,104 21.36
14 .4 .2 1,050 1,048 19.97
6,786 1,160 1,176 24.91

-- .9 -- 1,175 -- 25.87
806 28.2 18.5 1,107 1,152 25.11
2,739 54.2 62.8 1,060 1,138 23.62
747 12.8 17.1 1,067 1,093 21.40

68 3.9 1.6 1,056 1,016 19.42


4,360 1,075 1,127 23.65 24.31
----- ----. -o--- ------------------ -- ---


1,243
2,415
923

174
4,755


95 --
2,752 1,268
3,037 3,146
564 252

6,246 4,666

- ---- ---

1,209 601
594 391
-- 81


1,805


--I -- --
18.1 26.1 1,086
64.5 50.8 1,056
13.9 19.4 985

3.5 5.7 1,014
1,037


1.5 -- 1,136
44.1 27.2 1,121
48.6 67.4 1,076
5.8 5.4 1,107


DE --
67.1 56.0
32.9 36.4
-- 7.6


1,075


1,099



1,176
1,1.19


1,15


1,089
1,078
954

846
1,048



1,158
1,117
1,096


25.66
23.95
21.82

19.09
25.81


27.28
25.27
23.39
20.75


1,127 24.14



1,202 26.30
1,156 24.86
1,050 ..


7


1,174


25.84


--
26.47
24.67
22.37

18.30
24.58



25.83
23.96
20.48

24.30


--
25.96
24.37
19.63

24.96


I/Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock


28.58
27.55
25.45
23.27

20.18
27.02


27.44
26.00
24.43
21.15
20.12
25.04

27.54
23.41
25.04
21.66
20.27
25.86


26.24
24.52
21.79

19.00


793
2,828
611

154
4,386


-------------------------


Division, A. M. S.







STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /


Grade


Prime ....ee....
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..*..


Number of head Percent of total Average
by grades (poun
- -
- Month
: Dec. ~ Dec. l Dec. : Dec. : Dec. "
: 1961 t 1960 : 1961 : 1960 -: 1961 :
CHICAGO


12,483 17,598 11.1 15.5 1
69,395 68,004 62.0 59.7 1
26,545 24,241 23.7 21.3 1
2,542 5,066 2.5 2.7 1
2 103 .0 .1 1
1,003 1,078 .9 .9 1
111,970 113,890 1
OMAHA
1,146 868 1.6 1.5 1
54,840 51,422 49.4 46.7 1
30,607 32,051 4 .4 47.7 1
2,859 2,362 4.1 3.5 1
1,095 525 1.5 .8 1
70.,547 67,206 1
SIOUX CITY
2,268 781 3.6 1.6 1
59,447 27,795 65.4 57.8 1
17,722 17,815 28.5 37.0 1
2,081 1,367 3.3 2.8 1
715 379 1.2 .8 1
62,233 48,137 1

389 28 1.6 .1 1
5,612 4,773 25.1 19.8 1
14,789 16,058 60.9 66.6 1
2,601 3,032 10.7 12.6 1

899 216 3.7 .9 1
24,290 24,107 ]


79 110 .4 .5 1
5,816 4,917 19.1 21.9 1
11,324 15,068 56.8 58.2 1
3,911 3,796 19.6 16.9
---- -7 27
810 558 4.1 2.5
19,940 22,451 1


197
12,544
17,469
2,232
34
32,476


106
11,935
16,926
1,572

50,539


,252
,166
,100
,028
,490
,030
,156

,190
,149
,108
,089
,076

,2128
,159
,112
, 095
,058
,145

,129
,106
,085
,061

,086
.,087


weight
Sds)


Average price in
:dollars per 100 lb.


Dec. : Dec. ~ Dec.
1960 : 1961 : 1960

1,239 27.35 27.97
1,175 26.13 26.86
1,119 24.69 25.42
1,003 22.69 23.16
1,401 22.01 23.63
1,052 20.67 21.10
1,166 25.84 26.61

1,181 26.55 26.87
1,163 25.29 25.66
1,122 25.88 24.05
1,086 21.55 20.78
1,034 19.96 19.60
1 ,140 24.49 24.71

1,200 26.14 7- -2
1,162 25.17 25.99
1,125 24.05 24.60
1,101 22.07 21.54
1,074 20.71 20.04
1,147 24.75 25.34

1,062 26.55 27.01
1,120 25.52 26.11
1,120 23.89 24.54
1,088 21.88 21.04

1,010 19.76 18.62
1,115 25.95 24.24


,125 1,253
,096 1,075
L,043 1,057
979 976

979 884
,038 1,044


ISmT.UsM ---- -m --

.6 .5 1,105 1,110
38.6 39.1 1,126 1,140
53.8 55.4 1,089 1,109
6.9 5.2 1,120 1,098
.1 -- 1,095 --
1,106 1,120
m m)ENmS^^^^^^ m^^ mm^


27.08 27.58
25.82 26.20
24.20 24.52
22.56 22.08

19.71 18.67
24.03 24.41


27.17 27.43
25.15 25.99
23.66 24.02
21.11 20.83
19.80 --
24.08 24.65


Prime......... 27 -- .4 -- 1,222 -- 25.6
Choice......... 4,080 2,672 64.8 55.8 1,181 1,180 25.7
Good........... 2,012 1,957 31.9 40.9 1,130 1,148 24.7
Standard....... 173 158 2.9 3.3 1,125 1,101 21.4,
Utility........ -- -
All grades..... 6,292 4,787 1,164 1,164 25.3
------------------- Data collected by Stati---------sticl Repo----rting Se---vicnd Livestock Division, A. M. S.
l/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Servieei.ahd Livestock Division, A. M. S.


9 --
2 25.94
4 24.74
5 19.95

0 25.27


----- --------










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


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


16,589
169,734
120,468
16,399
2
4,556
327,748


19,291
151,518
122,096
15,353
103
2,754
311,115


5.1 6.2 1,238
51.8 48.7 1,155
36.7 39.3 1,095
5.0 4.9 1,054
1,490
1.4 .9 1,048
1,131


HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/

Number of head : Percent of total : Average weight : Average price in
by grades : (pounds) : dollars per 100 lb,
Grade -- ------------------- --------- -- -

Dec. Dec. t Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. I Dec. : Dec.
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


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


4,849
58,507
47,961
7,677
1,385
120,379


4,366
61,429
44,518
6,710
1,696
118,719


4.0
48.6
39.8
6.4
1.2


3.7
51.7
37.5
5.7
1.4


1,015
968
917
877
890
943


1,022
971
911
845
928
943


25.45
24.66
23.42
21.36
18.71
23.96


26.51
25.24
23.66
21.01
18.57
24.41


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


: Number of head


Market


Average weight
(pounds)


----------------Moth
" Dec. ec c. : Dec. : Dec.
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960


Average price
. in dollars per 100 lb.


: Dec. : Dec.
: 1961 1960


Cincinnati ........... 2,860 2,963 1,039
Indianapolis ......... 12,615 8,222 1,058
Fort Worth .......... 1,748 3,100 1,014
Oklahoma City ........ 2,830 2,494 1,132
Sioux Falls .......... 15,122 10,337 1,146

HEIFERS


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


1,926
2,416
805
986
10,064


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


I/ Data collected by Statistical Reportirg Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


1,234
1,161
1,113
1,045
1,401
1,014
1,140


27.10
25.65
24.10
21.96
22.01
20.15
24.92


27.89
26.335
24.49
21.66
25.65
20.03
25.47


1,046
1,044
1,030
1,116
1,143


23.71
24.72
23.74
24.12
24.27



22.47
23.60
23.31
23.81
23.37


24.37
25.09
23.64
235.82
25.09


22.88
24.05
23.67
23.74
23.80









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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
S Cattle Calves Hos 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area Jan 6 Jan. 7Jan. 6 TJan. 7 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 6 Jan. 7
----------- 1962 : 1961 1962 196L 1962: 1961 "16L. 11. .


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Jan.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Jan.


aton, New York City Area ...
Itimore, Philadelphia ......
n., Cleve., Detroit, Indple
icago Area ................
. Paul- Wisec. Areas ........
. Louis Area ...............
oux City-So. Dakota Area ...
aha Area ...................
nsas City ....... ...........
ma So. Minnesota .........
1'1, Evan'l.Nash'1. Mph's ..
orgia, Florida, Ala. Area ..
. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City
. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio,
nver, Ogden, Salt Lake City
s Angeles, San Fran. Areas .
rtland, Seattle, Spokane ....
Total ....................


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- po-k ---i -- :---
Beef Veal Lexcl._1grdj) and muttn : Total : Total
Num- Prod. : Num- I Prod. Num- t~o : Nm- o : pmeat lard
ber : : ber od ber Prd ber ro prod. prod.
1,oo000 mil.lb. ,000 ml.b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1000 mirdl.lb.mil.b.mil.b.


1962 ........ 540 202.6 105
1961 ........ 525 194.4 66
1961 / ..... 417 110
1961 ... --
1961 1/ ..... 552 198.7 104


12.1
7.5


1,145
1,090
1,517


164.8
151.7


11.9 1,161 163.2


275 15.5 595.0 --
255 12.5 565.9 --
328 -
-- -- 42.5
275 15.6 587.4 57.5


Percentage change from:
Dec. 50, 1961 ........ 5 4
Jan. 7, 1961 ........ 2 2
-------------------


Week ended


Jan. 6, 1962 .......
Dec. 50, 1961 .......
Dec. 16, 1961 .......
Jan. 7, 1961 .......


S- Cattle


59 66 5 9 8 8 7 --
1 2 -1 1 0 -1 1 --

A-- rag-- -we _b) Lard
S------Sheep.-- yield
Calves Hogs and Sheeb yield
5 Clve per
SLive tDressed Live_ .Dressed Live LDressed_ 100 lb.


1045
1050
1040
1051


1.2
15.2


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.
* Actual slaughter figures for Dec. 16, 1961 not available.


. 10,922 7,551 8,505 7,487 47,189 41,421 35,974 57,577
7,931 8,160 1,711 1,648 27,236 27,046 5,085 4,968
. 16,588 17,786 5,420 3,883 95,546 102,651 6,296 14,629
. 12,811 15,684 8,528 6,728 35,366 36,741 5,860 5,484
. 27,027 25,303 23,520 22,737 98,8553 94,700 19,713 20,844
. 9,707 9,769 1,569 1,706 (62,406 56,464 5,5536 6,091
27,957 20,124 -- 102,476 98,095 14,792 14,671
* 34,918 32,121 155 114 735,045 70,386 16,033 20,302
* 12,768 12,566 530,315 50,266 -- -
3 50,579 28,113 9,545 9,283 239,562 264,629 38,805 44,738
. 4,956 4,670 2,468 2,971 42,246 46,482 -- -
. 9,500 7,862 3,881 4,262 23,884 29,048 -- --
17,992 18,344 1,081 1,012 42,520 41,788 10,209 12,619
* 8,612 9,291 3,809 4,252 17,072 12,185 20,963 11,827
. 18,351 17,604 136 179 12,590 12,662 34,812 20,116
23,637 25;844 1,422 813 30,187 22,564 553,347 24,181
7,235 6,887 245 239 18,074 13,881 4,538 4,275
* 281,471 71,391 996,345 251,761
267,659 67,314 1 000 989 242L322


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

Classification J Jan. J .Jn Jan.: Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan.
6 7 6 7 6 : 7 : 6 7 :6 7
t 1962 t 1961 1962 : 1961 1962: 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
Steers -


Prime 900-1200#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


27.59
28.22
26.31
26.59
24.41
22.16


700-900# 25.56
600-800 --
21.47


15.62
15.06
14.12
13.00


Bulls Yr1gs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard



Steers 500-800,#
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good
Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 300-550#
Choice "
Good 300-500#
Heifer 300-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


28.81
28.72
27.91
27.19
25.62
22.91


26.81

22.03


16.22
15.84
14.97
13.16


25.62
25.25
23.62
21.00


24.75
23.25
20.62


16.88
15.75
14.62
135.00


-- 26.94
-- 27.06
26.47 25.81
26.22 25.69
24.12 23.47
21.00 21.38


25.12
22.97
19.75


16.00
15.19
14.16
12.94


19.91 19.34 18.50 16.88
20.81 19.59 19.12 17.00


24.50
22.50
18.50


23.00
21.50
19.50


25.50
25.00
20.50


22.06
20.12
17.97


24.50
21.88
20.64


25.31
22.97
20.75


16.25
15.25
13.88
12.75


27.94
27.81
26.68
26.44
24.31
21.62


26.18
23.94
21.31


16.16
15.12
13.94
12.68


18.50 17.50
18.50 17.75


26.38
26.38
24.19



25.88





16.75
15.38
14.25


--
26.03
26.03
25.16
20.00


25.56
23.00
19.50



16.12
14.25
12.88


18.75 18.75


26.00
25.75
24.25
21.50


24.00
22.25
19.50



16.00
14.50
135.00



21.00


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26.00
--
24.62
21.75


24.25
22.75
19.75


17.50
15.75
14.00
12.00



19.75


-- 22.75
-- 19.75


25.50
25.00
20.25


25.58
20.75
17.50


52.00
29.50
25.00


28.50
26.50
22.50


Feeder cattle and calves


26.25
24.25


26.38
24.38


26.25
25.25
23.75


25.94
24.12


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26.25
24.25


-- -- 23.50 25.25 24.00
-- -- 21.62 20.00* 22.25


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24.25)

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. 24.75) 23.75
23.25)


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24.50)


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22.75)


26.25
24.25


27.00
26.00
23.00


25.88
24.00


23.75 24.50 23.58
20.75* 21.50 21.50*


-- 32.75 -
n28.-o 29.50) 29 OC
27.00)


25.00


w22.50
22.50


--
24.00
20.50


-- 18.25*


--2 -
-) 24i50
24.50)


31.00 --
28.50) 26.25
26.00)


-) 22.00
--)


* Medium and Good.
Y edium and Good.







CATTLE: NOi.THLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds
--- --- --- -- -----~~-------7------ -y-------*^-- WORK --
: Chicago 5 Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland
^_ -- -- ^--- ---- -^ --- -- --
Dec. D De.
Classification : Dec.. Dec. Dec. Dec. : Dec. : Dec. Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec.
S1961: 1960 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 1960 1961 : 1960
- s


Slaughter cattle calves and vealers


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- 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


26.95
27.40
26.14
26.14
24.34
22.27


25.01

21.48


15.72
14.97
14.07
12.56


27.96
28.06
27.03
26.61
24.94
22.69


25.75

21.65


15.48
14.98
13.93
12.16


25.76
25.44
23.96
21.38


24.81
23.45
20.82


16.80
15.76
14.70
12.90


26.531
26.10
23.96
20.63


25.14
22.88
19.74


15.91
14.86
13.94
12.41


26.59
26.66
25.51
25.44
25.65
21.74


24.80
22.96
20.72


16.31
15.35
13.95
12.82


27.27
27.17
26.13
25.91
23.88
21.22


25.52
23.39
21.18


15.61
14.51
13.22
12.04


18.72 18.?? 18.31 17.04 18.34 17.34
?0.00 18.74 18.74 17.22 18.19 17.59


24.50
22.50
18.50


22.70
21.29
19.29


25.25
22.75
20.19


21.75
20.12
17.81


23.62
21.14
18.88


24.85
22.70
20.05


25.76
25.76
23.98
21.62


25.06

20.18



16.39
15.08
13.99


--
-
26.02
26.01
23.25
20.00


25.43
23.02
19.50



16.02
14.06
12.71


25.88
25.68
24.40
21.62


25.72
22.44
19.69



15.12
13.59
11.72


25.75

24.47
21.69


23.54
22.55
19.75


16.12
15.00
12.89
10.41


18.75 18.88 20.23 19.25


- 22.56
-- 19.69


23.00
20.75
17.50


30.50
27.88
23.62


27.89
25.88
22.25


- Feeder cattle and calves


26.50
23.00
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


-- 23.25
22.19 19.25
19.50 18.50


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 23.50 22.84 24.00 23.75 24.50 23.38 -. 20.75
- -- 20.62 19.75 20.75 20.75 20.50 21.50 .. 17.50


- -- 16.00 15.44 16.08 15.00



-- 27.45 27.05 28.12 28.50


-- 24.82 23.56 26.12 25.00


17.75 16.00 -



29.80 29.00 25.16 24.50


28.22 26.25 22.531 21.25


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.39
24.39
22.00


26.60
24.46
21.52


25.68
24.02
21.25


25.74
23.99
20.64


26.19
24.531
22.00


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HOGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES /
------------^---^ g -^ ^ ^- -. ^- -. ^^
I : 8. : L : s : IEight
W e: :Louis : Kansas: : Sioux 'S. St. : S. St.:Indian-' rkts.
Week ended Chicago: Natl.: City : Omaha : City 'Joseph 1 Paul .apolis : com-
s : Stock : : : : 1 : 2 bined


I Yards t : : 1s :
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Jan. 6, 1962 17.05 16.94 16.49 16.355 16.53 16.48 16.16
and Dec. 30, 1961 17.42 17.49 17.17 17.03 17.05 17.17 16.80
gilts Jan. 7, 1961 17.17 17.25 17.00 16.97 16.68 17.1C 16.74
Jan 6, 196? 15.55 13.68 15.89 15.45 15.59 13.66 15.63
Sows Dec. 30, 1961 13.47 13.988 14.17 15.75 13.69 13.89 13.74
Jan. 7, 1961 13.35 13.46 13.40 13.36 13.06 13.40 13.50O
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Jan. 6, 1962 256 229 234 241 244 231 255
and Dec. 30, 1961 231 222 228 232 255 225 231
gilts Jan. 7, 1961 241 225 240 248 249 256 235
Jan. 6, 1962 452 436 435 446 439 429 450
Sows Dec. 30, 1961 451 428 434 433 433 414 424
Jan. 7. 1961 451 424 444 449 451 426 428


NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan. 6, 1962 25755 57709
and Dec. 30, 1951 23570 35356
gilts Jan. 7, 1961 24610 38822
Jan. 6, 1962 5555 5269
Sows Dec. 30, 1961 2746 2598
Jan. 7, 1961 3167 4294


sows -
Jan. 6, 196?
Dec. 30, 1961
Jan. 7, 1961

1/ Weighted average.


12291
12445
12170
1054
872
1074


40674 36525 21396 59914
35731 54607 19959 31582
35778 31816 19125 37906
4808 3014 2594 3972
4495 28853 1532 2936
4290 2688 1670 3241


Percentage of total


I

17.18 16.57
17.72 17.20
17.40 17.02
13.83 15.60
15.94 13.76
13.67 13.40


254
227
231
468
468
474


21273
19623
25462
2990
2201
2781


12 8 8 11 8 10 9 12
10 7 7 11 8 7 9 10
11 10 8 11 8 8 8 10


236
229
238
445
436
443

255355
212673
225689
25056
20265
23205

10
9
9


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products I/ Hog prices 2/ 1 Gross spread
-ee : : or margin 3/
Jan. 6, 1962 ............. $18.44 $17.47 $.97
Dec. 30, 1961 ............. 18.62 17.91 .71
Jan. 7, 1961 ............. 19.78 18.01 1.77
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed 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.
_/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORr PRICE RATIO


S Barrows and
Week ended : gilts 1/
s Dollars per
S 100 pounds
Jan. 6, 1962 ......,.., 17.05
Dec. 30, 1961 .......... 17.42
Jan. 7, 1961 ......... 17.17


I Corn 2/
: No. yeTlow
: Cents per
I bushel
107.9
109.0
108.7


I Hog-corn
s price ratio
: based on
: barrows and gilts
15.8
16.0
15.8


1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.






HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES V/
S. ------------ --- Eight
t : Louis Kansas' Sioux 'S. St. I S. St.:Indian-' mkts.
Month :Chicago: Natfl. City : Omaha : City :Joseph Paul 'apolia com-
I : Stock : : : : t bined
1 : Yards a : t : 2 -


AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 1961...... 16.95 16.96 16.71 16.57 16.55 16.72
and Nov. 1961 ...... 16.35 16.29 15.81 15.84 15.70 15.88
gilts Dec. 1960...... 17.49 17.47 17.20 17.15 16.97 17.27
Dec. 1961...... 13.44 13.62 13.78 13.60 13.50 13.79
Sows Nov. 1961...... 13.56 13.98 13.99 13.92 13.84 14.11
Dec. 1960 .... 13 1.8_ 13.50 13.45 13.12 13.52
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 1961 ...... 231 222 229 235 236 227
and Nov. 1961...... 226 223 230 231 233 227
gilts Dec. 1960 ...... 234 223 2355 240 241 232
Dec. 1961 ...... 449 430 432 440 437 413
Sows Nov. 1961...... 436 424 416 434 427 403
Dec. 1960 ...... 446 404 438 459 435 420
NUMBER OF HEAD -


Barrows Dec. 1961...... 119887 176261 59410 178535 163914
and Nov. 1961...... 132801 206656 75621 189115 184555
gilts Dec. 1960...... 131021 210039 61112 161708 161784
Dec. 1961...... 13324 15025 4861 22477 16850
Sows Nov. 1961...... 11691 15553 6244 22798 17803
Dec. 1960...... 15650 18002 5306 23812 17453
SOWS Percentage of total
Dec. 1961...... 10 8 8 11 9
Nov. 1961 ...... 8 7 8 11 9


Dec. 1960 ...... 11 8 8 13 1


94427
116926
102555
7909
9800
9621


16.?5 17.22 16.70
15.54 16.58 15.97
16.98 17.74 17.27
13.38 13.72 13.57
15.62 14.04 13.86
13.40 13.27 13.36


231 227
229 226
231 228
422 464
420 459
421 460


230
228
252
437
428
432


160469 95311 1048212
181018 1030553 1189725
167516 103911 1099646
17310 12600 110356
22526 15147 119562
19428 14331 123603


8 10
8 11
9 10


0


I/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Month Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ t: Grossr spread
: j I or margin 3/_
Dec. 1961 ................. $18.59 $17.59 $1.20
Nov. 1961.................. 18.15 16.55 1.58
Dec. 1960.................. 19.96 18.21 1.75
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hoi computed 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.
-/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
: Barrows and t Corn I/ s Hog-corn
: gilts I/ : No.3 yeTlow t price ratio
Month : Dollars-per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts
Dec. 1961.... 16.95 108.5 15.7
Nov. 1961................ 16.35 109.7 14.9
Dec. 1960 ............... 17.49 101.7 17.2
I/ Weighted average.







SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds

--------------------------------------------------------
S: Kansas: Fort : North
Classification UChicago. Omaha City : Worth :Denver Ogden Port-
S UH '.'.'.land
-------------------------------------------


SLAUGHT
Prime


Choic


Good


EWES:
Good
Cd. &


ER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110#
Jan. 6, 1962 17.72 17.06 17.25 -- 17.88 17.50 17.04
Jan. 7, 1961 17.75 -- 18.19 -- -- 18.50 --

e Jan. 6, 1962 16.94 16.47 16.62 15.88 16.88 17.00 16.92
Jan. 7, 1961 17.28 17.18 17.25 16.58 17.50 17.75 17.71

Jan. 6, 1962 15.58 15.51 15.88 14.88 15.75 15.75 16.08
Jan. 7, 1961 16.12 15.94 16.31 15.81 16.50 16.75 16.75

(Wooled) 90-15C0
Jan. 6, 1962 5.25 6.00 5.50 7.38 6.75 5.75 4.88
Ch. Jan. 7, 1961 5.75 5.88 5.25 -- 6.50 4.50 4.88


Utility Jan. 6, 1962 5.25 5.75 4.62
Cull & Util.Jan. 7, 1961 5.50 5.25 4.38
--------------------


7.00
6. 94*


6.12
5.38


5.00
3.25


4.50
3.62


Jan. 6, 1962


5.25 4.00 5.50


-- 5.25 4.50 5.50


FEFED7 LAMBS: (Wooled) 60-8C0
Choice Jan. 6, 1962
Gd. & Ch. Jan. 7, 1961


Good


Jan. 6, 1962


_- 14.58
-- 16.25

-- 12.25


_- 15.00
-- 15.25


15.50 15.00 14.25
16.50 16.00 15.25


-- 11.75 14.25 15.25 12.75


* Shorn basis.


Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
November 1961, with comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.


Canada :
Month and period -------- -----
1961 : 1960


November ..............
Jan.-Nov.......... ......


Head
110,327
478,949


Head
47,204
246,44' 6


Mexico


1961
Head
78,986
436,16~


: 1960
Head
51,795
305,355


e+e: Durr;nF Jan.-Nov. this year 1,588 sheep and 15,919 hogs were received from
Canada compared with 1,957 sheep and 14,861 hogs a year ago.


Cull


Mexic








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


There were only limited supplies of
greasy domestic combing wools in the Boston
market and trading was about at a standstill.
Prices were nominally steady. Trading on
woolen wools and noils was slow at firm prices.
Supplies in the domestic primary markets were
limited and sales were very limited.

All foreign markets remained closed for
the year-end recess. A substantial weight of
greasy combing wools was purchased in Monte-
video while some lots were sold at private
treaty in Australia for shipment to the United
States at about 1-2 pence above the closing
auctions last month.

Fleece Wools Trading was extremely slow.

Territory Wools Sales of territory
wools were limited.

Texas Wools Very little 12 and 8-month
wools were available and supplies of fall
wools in Texas were small.

Mohair Adult mohair sold for shipment
abroad at 76 to the warehouse. Trade in the
Boston market was dull.

Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign
wools was dull. Super Montevideo skirted
60/84s sold for shipment around 41.21, 60s
about $1.18 and 60/58s at $1.16, all clean
basis, duty paid. Greasy Buenos Aires 36/40s
fleeces were priced around 740 and November
second clips for combing purposes about 7014
clean fibers present, in bond.

Carpet Wools Trading on carpet wools
was slow with prices nominally unchanged.


Noils

Choice Aust. 64s listers
Semi-clear Aust. 64s nobles
Blend dom. and Aust. 64s nobles
Ch. Aust. 62/64s nobles
Ch. Aust. 58s nobles
Good dom. 58s nobles
Choice Aust. 64s French
Good dom. 64s French
Blend dom. & Aust. 64s French
Clear N. Z. 50s X-bred nobles


$.90
.761
.72
.88
.75
.65
.64
.52
.48
.72


Wool Tops Trade in wool tops
continued slow. Dry-combed good French
combing Australian 64s sold around $1.78.

Quotes follow:


Warp Aust. D/C


70s
64s
62s
60s
58/60s


$1.89
1.81
1.71
1.64
1.56


Oil-combed


58/60s
56s
50/56s
48/50s


$1.54
1.50
1.48


Fleece

58/60s -
56s -
50/56s -
48/50s -


Warp Dom. D/C

$1.81
1.75
1.69
1.61
1.51

Territory

$1.49
1.48
1.46
--


$1.46
1.44


Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic


60s 2-5" choice white
56/58s 2-3" white
56/58s 1-2t" white


$1.15
1.05
1.02


Scoured Shorn Domestic

64s ave. 2" good white $1.10
60/64s stained ave.length .85
56/60s stained ave.length .75

Scoured Shorn Foreign

B. A. 36/40s lambs $.85


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Jan. 4,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)


March
May
64s grade

March
May
64s grade


wool tops $1.610 (Bid)
wool tops 1.584 (Bid)
- 2.55" minimum length


wool
wool
- 2" ave.


- $1.220 (Traded)
- 1.197 (Bid)
stretched length









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer carcass prices
were mostly steady, some sales 500 higher at
Washington; cow beef steady to $1.00 up. The
trend for veal was strong to mostly $1.00 higher
with advances of $2.00-4.00 recorded at Balti-
more. Quotations for calf carcasses were un-
changed at New York. Lamb sold strong to $2.00
higher along the seaboard. Pork loins were
steady to $3.00 higher, the full advance recorded
at New York on the close; Boston butte were weak
to $2.00 lower; spareribs steady; fresh skinned
hams $2.00-5.00 lower.
Prices were steady to mostly 50# lower for
Choice and Prime kosher dressed steer forequar-
ters at New York; kosher veal, calf and lamb sold
steady to strong.
Supplies of most red meats and pork were
moderate to near normal, however, receipts of
veal and calf were rather small. Steer carcasses
and cuts sold slowly in most areas along the
Eastern Seaboard. However, trading was active
for steer hindquarters and rounds at Philadelphia
and New York. Retailer demand was good for veal,
calf and lamb and clearance was normal. Outlet
was fairly good for pork loins and spareribs.
Post-holiday demand was very narrow for fresh
skinned hams. A small volume of steer beef was
carried at all markets.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold mostly
steady, veal $1.00 higher, lamb mostly $1.00
higher, pork loins 8-16# $1.50-2.00 higher,
Boston butts 4-8# $1.00 higher, spareribs steady.
Supplies of beef, lamb and fresh pork were
moderate, veal volume small. Offerings of Good
grade beef were well above normal, all weight
ranges lamb were equally represented. Demand
was generally moderate and supplies of all
classes were adequate for trade requirements.
Carcass beef trade was generally slow after
the three-day weekend. Rounds were most active
cut in the beef division, and a moderately active
trade prevailed on arm and squarecut chucks.
Demand rather narrow for ribs and loins following
a brisk trade before the holidays. Veal trade
was only moderately active at best but clearance
of small volume was complete. Demand was fair
for carcass lamb, early advance reflecting
higher costs at replacement level late last week.
Lamb hindeaddles and ribs had dependable outlets,
stews and shoulders rather slow but more active


than in the previous week. A slow fresh pork
trade at the outset turned moderately active,
replacement cost for loins up sharply at the
close.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef sold moderately active, steady to 500
higher in California with heifer beef 500-
$1.00 higher in San Francisco. Prices were
largely steady in the Portland-Seattle area.
Cow beef was firm to $1.00 higher in Northern
California and the Pacific Northwest, but
steady to weak at Los Angeles. Lamb found
broad demand and sold 500-$1.00 higher in
California and $1.50 to $2.00 higher in
Portland-Seattle. Calf was steady to weak
in Los Angeles, but strong to $2.00 higher
elsewhere. Fresh and cured pork was fairly
active, prices uneven but mostly steady. The
supply of calf and lamb was small, other
classes moderate.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was rather poor for
normal supplies of steer and heifer beef
during the holiday-shortened week and trading
was very slow. Cow beef prices advanced
sharply in brisk trading.
The week's trend on steer beef was
steady to $1.00 lower, mostly 500 lower.
Heifer beef was mostly steady with a few
sales at Omaha 250 lower. Cow beef found a
ready outlet and sold steady to $1.25 higher,
mostly 50&-$1.00 higher. Clearance was in-
complete on steer and heifer beef but complete
on cow beef.
Carcass lamb was somewhat uneven. Car-
casses weighing 35-55# were generally steady
to 500 higher, while 55-65# carcasses closed
steady to $1.00 lower. Supplies were about
normal and clearance was near complete.
Pork supplies were normal for the New
Year's week and trading was moderately active.
Pork loins found the best outlet and prices
advanced $1.50-2.50. Pork butts were 500-
$1.00 higher with Chicago showing the most
advance. Fresh hams were steady to $3.50
lower at Chicago and Omaha. Pork carcasses
sold steady at New York but were 50#-$1.00
lower at Philadelphia. Clearance was gener-
ally complete.







WOLESALE 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 : -
: Jan. 6 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 6 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 6 : Jan. 7 : Jan. 6 tJan. 7
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 196 6 1 _:: 19U6 : 1962 1 1961


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 8-12#
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hams, sink. skd.-
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# packa:-e (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eati 4-8#
Lard, J# cart


45.00
44.50
43.75
43.00
43.50


62.50
55.00
49.00


46.75
47.50
46.75
44.25
45.00


60.50
54.00
46.50


43.75
43.00
41.75
41.75

42.25
42.25
40.25

55.67
52.83
48.33


45.58
44.42
43.83
43.83

44.17
44.17
42.25

55.00
52.00
46.67


43.00
42.25
41.50
40.25

41.50
41.00
40.50



54.50


42.50
41.08
41.67
40.50

40.17
38.83




50.67


42.92
41.50
42.25
41.00

42.33
41.50


42.29
40.62
40.67
39.50

41.50
40.25
59.75


41.75 42.38 39.50 39.75 38.50 59.67 39.25 41.17
41.75 41.88 39.50 39.75 38.50 39.67 39.25 41.17


47.75
37.25
39.25

51.00
53.50


50.25
41.00
453.00

51.00
54.00


44.75
34.38
35.50


45.25
37.25
57.00


49.00
41.25
42.25


51.85
43.50
43.85


50.50 53.00 54.85
54.75 54.75 --


51.00 47.50 49.25 55.25

31.50 553.00 34.50 355.25
14.75 16.25 14.12 14.50


50.50 56.00


46.67
37.83
37.50


47.17
41.50
40.00


55.00 52.55


50.50 52.17


33.75 32.50 34.50 355.00
17.50 17.50 16.50 15.67


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED JANUARY 5, 1962
-: P-i-e5 -aTd7rI- -F : FrTcs'-dS 1v7 re -
Classification : Ceia I: e- -r : a 4 "-ew-r -- OB f I h a
-deer Deeez; -0 t 1w1AF-T!~d1E
c~ : e ve -hah -Yr1 d--- --- --- --


Steer oeef -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef All


Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


41.50-42.00
41.00-41.50
40.50-41.00
39.00-40.00
39.00-40.00
38.50-39.50

41.00-41.25
41.00-41.25
37.75-38.00
37.75-38.00

29.75-30.00
30.00-30.50

36.00-36.50
36.00-36.50
34.00-35.00
36.00-36.50
36.00-36.50
34.00-35.00


40.50-41.50
40.00-40.50
39.50-40.00

36.50-39.50
36.50-39.50

39.50-41.00
39.50-39.75



31.00-31.50





35.00-35.50
34.50-35.00
31.00-33.00


40.75-41.25
40.25-40.75
39.25-39.75

39.00-39.75
38.50-39.00


43.50-44.00
43.00-44.50
42.00-42.75
40.50-42.50
40.50-42.50
39.50-41.50


40.25
40.25
37.25
37.25


29.25-29.75
29.25-29.75




35.25
35.25


43.50-44.00
43.00-43.50
42.50-43.00

41.00-42.00
40.00-41.50

42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00


-- 31.50-32.00
-- 31.50-31.75


37.50-39.00
37.50-39.00
35.00-37.00
37.50-39.00
37.50-39.00
35.00-37.00


38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50
37.00-37.50
38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50
37.00-37.50


8-l1Z 42.00-43.50


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

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


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


S 43.00-43.50


45#


-- 41.50-42.00




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