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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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

S-. February 6, 1962


Vol. 50, No. 6


Week ended


Livestock Market Reviews .
Livestock Market Receipts (with m ly to
Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Catt 2
Cows in Salable Receipts .
Steer Sales Statistics .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics ..
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review . .


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Special to this issue

Barrows and Gilts, 8 Markets Combined Monthly Average
Cost and Weight, 1956-61 . Ill
Slaughter Steers, Chicago Monthly Average Cost and
Weight, 1956-61 . . 111
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
December and Calendar Years, 1960-61 112
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, December 1961 112
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered for
Importation, December 1961 . 115
Effective Parity Prices, January 15, 1962 114
Prices Received by Farmers, January 15, 1962 114
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in 9
Corn Belt States, December 1961 . 115


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WOOL


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Choice and Prime slaughter steers sold
steady to 50 lower at most midwest terminals
with Standard and Good 250-$1.00 off. Slaugh-
ter heifers were generally steady to 500 lower
with some Standard to low-Choice 750-$1.50 off.
Downturns in the carlot beef trade influenced
the declines. Slaughter cows were steady to
500 lower. Feeder cattle and calves were steady
to 500 lower at most centers. Barrows and gilts
closed steady to 250 higher over most of the
Corn Belt with sales steady to 500 higher at
Omaha and 50 higher at St. Paul. Sows were
steady to 250 higher. Slaughter lambs were
steady to 500 lower for the-week.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Prices for
slaughter steers and heifers declined at nearly
all of the terminal markets and the general
downturn was the sharpest for any week since
last June. Uneven distribution of receipts and
lower dressed meat prices attributed to the down-
turn. Choice and Prime slaughter steers sold
steady to 500 lower, other grades 250-$1.00
lower. Heifers were steady to 50 lower; some
Standard to low-Choice 750-$1.50 lower. Cows
closed steady to 500 lower, bulls steady to
$1.00 lower. Vealers steady, except St. Louis
one of the leading centers $1.00-3.00 lower.
Receipts at the 12 leading markets totaled
210,000, little changed from a week or a year
ago. The number of slaughter steers and heif-
ers sold out of first hands at the 7 markets
numbered 107,564 compared with 117,045 the pre-
vious week and 116,754 a year earlier. Good and
low-Choice continued to make up a big end of
the apply and were the most difficult to move.
Slaughter steers: High-Choice and Prime
OO1100-150# at Chicago $26.75-28.25, bulk on the
close stopping at $27.75; most Choice $25.00-
26.50, Good $22.25-24.50. At other midwest
terminals a few high-Choice and Prime $26.25-
27.50, mostly $26.25-26.75, Choice bulked $24.50-
26.00, Good $21.50-24.25.
Slaughter heifers: High-Choice and Prime
$26.00-26.50, Choice bulked at $24.25-25.75 and
to $26.00 at Chicago and St. Paul, most Good
$21.25-24.00.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
largely $14.00-15.50, Canner and Cutter $11.00-
14.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Price trends
and degree of trading activity at the different
terminal markets varied considerably on season-
ally moderate supplies of feeder cattle and
calves. During much of the past month and a
half either extremely adverse weather or snow
and ice or muddy conditions in the wake of rain
and snow storms have created problems in feed-
ing, caring and handling of cattle which varied
in intensity from one area to another. This
was reflected in an uneven demand in recent
past weeks as a result of which price levels


between markets at times were somewhat more
out of line than usually is the case. At Sioux
City and Omaha during the week in review prices
were steady to strong; other midwest markets
steady to 500 lower; Fort Worth and Oklahoma
City strong to 500 higher; Denver steady to
weak. Although considerable unevenness existed,
buyers generally were inclined to go cautiously
in the face of recent downturns in slaughter
cattle prices.
Feeder steers: Bulk Good and Choice 800-
1050# $21.00-23.50; few Choice 800-850# $24.00-
24.25 while Choice partly fattened 1090# sold at
$23.25. Medium and mixed Medium and Good 800-
1000# $18.50-21.50. Good and Choice 550-750#
sold largely from $22.00-26.00, few loads Choice
and mixed Choice and Fancy 600# $27.50-28.00.
Medium 550-700# ranged $18.00-22.50.
Feeder heifers: Choice 520# brought
$26.50; few loads Choice 600-750# $24.50-25.00,
bulk Good and Choice 550-750# -20.00-24.00;
Good, fleshy 735# included at $22.00.
Feeder calves: Occasional shipments
Choice and Choice and Fancy steers $30.50-32.75,
one load 349# $35,00; other Good and Choice 300-
550# $24.00-30.00; Choice 450-500# included at
$28.25-29.00. Good and Choice 300-500,# heif-
ers largely $22.00-26.50, few Choice $27.00-
28.60, load Choice and Fancy 311! $-1.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Alternating high-
er and lower price trends were the feature of
this week's hog trade. At the week's opening,
sales were generally higher on the basis of
reduced supplies. However, late week marketLngs
were fairly liberal and part of the advance was
erased. Barrows and gilts finished the week
steady to 250 higher at most western Corn Belt
markets with sales steady to 500 higher at
Omaha and 500 up at St. Paul. In the eastern
part of the area butchers were largely steady.
Price trends on sows were relatively uniform
around the circuit with sales steady to 250
higher. Receipts at the 12 markets at 322,000
head were 7 percent less than the previous
week but 14 percent above the corresponding
week a year ago. The average weight of barrows
and gilts at the 8 markets was 23W', the same
as the previous week and was 1# above a year
ago. Sows comprised 8 percent of the run at
the 8 markets.
Barrows and gilts: No. 1-2, 180-240#
closed at $17.25-17.75; No. 1-3, 180-250'4 most-
ly $16.75-17.25 and up to $17.75 at Omaha and
in the eastern part of the Corn Belt.
Sows: No. 1-3, 270-400# $14.50-15.75,
mainly $14.50-15.25; No. 2-3, 400-55Q/ $13.50-
15.00.
Feeder pigs at Sioux City remained scarce
without an adequate price test. A small volume
at St. Paul was steady, with Choice 130-150#
selling mostly at $15.50, few shipments $16.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.








No. 1 over No. 5 live basis 200-220/ barrows
and gilts was 94# per cwt based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago Jan-
uary 25 to January 31, 1962 inclusive.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts for the week totaled 554,000 head,
compared to 333,000 the previous week and 278,000
a year ago. Price advances on Monday were par-
tially erased on later sessions and barrows
and gilts closed steady to 15# higher than the
previous Friday. Sows were 250 higher and com-
prised around 6 percent of total receipts.
Barrows and gilts: Most No. 1-3 200-240,f
$16.35-17.00, No. 1 and 2, 200-2350# $16.75-17.25.
Sows: No. 1-3, 270-400# $14.00-15.25, No.
2-3, 400-550/ ,12.35-14.00.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
102,200 compared with 86,800 the previous week
and 100,200a year ago. Prices fluctuated
throughout period. Barrows and gilts weighing
190-230./ closed steady to 15# lower for the
week with weights over 230# steady to 25# lower.
Sows were steady to 25# higher.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-5,
190-2304 $16.50-17.00, few 200-22Q? $17.10-17.25.
No. 1-5, 230-250# $15.75-16.50.
Sows: U. S. 1-5, 250-400# $13.25-15.25,
No. 2-5, 400-500# $12.25-153.50.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 ter-
minals numbered 108,000 head, little changed
from the previous week but 8 percent over last
year. Fairly broad marketing of slaughter
lambs In combination with a lower dressed lamb
trade influenced steady to 500 lower trends on
slaughter lambs. Slaughter ewes were steady to
strong. Limited numbers of feeder lambs met
fairly good demand and were mainly steady aside
from 25# higher at Denver and strong to 50
up at Fort Worth. Wooled slaughter lambs usu-
ally comprised 60-90 percent of receipts at
terminals.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 80-115# wooled early $17.00-
18.00,few shipments $18.25-18.75 but closing
levels $16.50-17.50. Choice and Prime 115-125#
$15.75-17.00. Good and Choice 78-110# closed
at $15.50-17.00. Bulk Choice and mixed Choice
and Prime 84-11Q/ shorn No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $16.00-17.00, few shipments fall shorn
pelts $17.25; three decks Choice and Prime 94-
1035# lamb with fall shorn pelts $17.50-17.75
at Chicago. Good and Choice 79-108#' mainly
$15.50-16.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $3.00-
8.25.


Wooled slaughter lambs comprised around 85 per-
cent of receipts.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 90-11UC wooled $16.50-17.25 in-
cluding a large share at $17.00; Good and low-
Choice $16.00-16.75. Bulk Choice and mixed Choice
and Prime 85-11C, shorn No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $16.00-16.50, Good and low-Choice '15.00-
16.00.
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 5 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH Dir-
ect trading on slaughter steers and heifers rath-
er slow, steady to weak, instances 25# lower.
Delivery dates ranging up to early March. Country
transactions on feeder cattle limited with few
sales steady. Slaughter lambs about steady in
California but trade at a stand-still in inter-
mountain area with prices untested.
Slaughter steers: California, Arizona and
Nevada, 1,650 Choice 925-1200#/ $26.50-27.00,
those above $26.50 in California; 9,800 mostly
Choice, end of Good 800-12504 A25.40-26.35;
3,550 mostly Good 850-1150-' $24.00-25.40; 1,250
Standard with end of Good 800-1200# $22.75-
23.75.
Slaughter heifers: California, 310 Choice
925-950# $25.75. California and Arizona, 800
Good to Choice 800-9504 $25.00-25.50; 400 Good
and Choice 800-900# $24.25-24.50. Utah, 40
high-Good and Choice 1000-1025,u $24.00-24.25.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 200
Choice and Fancy 400# $29.00; 70 Choice 500#
$27.00; 1,080 mostly Choice 580-600? $25.00-
26.00; 120 Good and Choice 6004 ?24.00; 1,500
Good and Choice 800# $24.75; 116 Good 700-
$25.50; 686 Medium and Good 700-850# $22.00-
22.90. Heifers, 270 Good and Choice 550#
$23.25; 85 Choice 750# $23.00.
Slaughter lambs: California, Imperial
Valley, 16,530 mostly Choice 105-110# shorn No.
1 pelt $17.50; in northern sector, 550 Choice
and Prime 210# fall shorn to full wooled pelts
$18.00, 5 percent shrink; 300 Choice and Prime
105# $18.00 guaranteed 50 percent yield. Ari-
zona, 3,600 Choice and Prime 105-105# shorn
No. 1 pelts $17.50.


Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 62-94Y COLORADO, SOUTHERN WCIKMNG, WESTERN KANSAS
cooled $15.50-17.00, few 65-80# reached '17.25; AND. WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter cat-
most Good and Choice 60-80# $153.00-16.50. te direct at feedlots only moderately active
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior as the demand was rather poor and with feedlots
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area numbered 27,700 ertrenely muddy numerous operators were reluc-
head compared to 25,200 a week ago and 25,600 tant to offer cattle since they are carrying
last year. excessive tags. Slaughter steers sold 50-75#
Slaughter lambs closed steady to 50# low- lower, heifers 25-500 lower,
er. Slaughter ewes were steady. A need for Slaughter steers: Sales were confirmed
numbers on late sessions stimulated demand and on 5,100 head. Colorado, early in the week
part of the earlier price declines were recovered.average to high-Choice 1100-12507 $26.50-26.75,








but late sales mostly $26.00-26.25; high-Good
to mostly Choice 1100-1350# $25.00-26.00. Sev-
eral loads sold on a dressed basis yield-
ing 600-800# carcasses at $40.00 for mixed
Good and Choice, also some Choice at $41.00 and
Good at $39.00.
Slaughter heifers: Sales confirmed on
2,650 head. Colorado, Choice 850-1025/ $25.50-
26.00, few loads early in the week $26.25; high-
Good and low-Choice $24.50-25.25. Western Neb-
raska, Choice 935-975// $25.50-25.75.
Slaughter lambs: Prices fully steady.
Sales confirmed on 20,000 head. Colorado, Choice
and Prime 100-110&/' wooled $17.75-18.00, several
loads 1I:.25. Few loads mostly Choice $17.00.
Western Kansas, Choice and Prime 98-107# $17.50-
17.75, few $18.00. Choice and Prime fall shorn
$16.50-16.75.
Feeder cattle: Contracts confirmed on
3,875 head for late March early April delivery.
Western Kansas, Choice 65e-750" steers $23.50-
24.50, few Good and Choice 700-910: $22.00-23.25.
Choice 575-625., heifers *23.00-23.50. Colorado,
2 loads mostly Choice 465,' steer calves $26.75.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOIMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Trading on
slaughter cattle slow, scarcity of high-Good
and Choice offerings in area feedlots major fac-
tor: steers weak to 50 lower, heifers steady
to 25# lower. Feeder classes active, consider-
able contracting for March and April and some
for fall delivery. Price trend firm.
Slaughter steers: 65 Good and Choice 1020#/
$25.00; 270 mostly Good 1000-11'CO; $24.50.
Slaughter heifers: 250 Good, few Choice,
800-900// $24.25-24.50; 90 Good 825-840# $24.00-
24.25; 400 Good, few Standard, 625-725# $24.00-
24.25.
Feeder cattle: Current delivery, 52 Choice
740;' steers $22.50; 100 Choice 618-688,', steers
$24.00, heifers $23.00; March-April, 2,400 Choice
and Fancy 650-70'-, steers $24.00, heifers
$22.00; 250 Good and Choice 500/1 $24.00; 2,250
Good 500-650# $22.50-23.00; October-November,
575 mostly Fancy 750-800# steers $23.00; 400
Choice and Fancy 850'! $22.00.
Feeder calves: Immediate, 40 Choice 425'#,
steers $26.00, heifers $25.00; 120 Good 478&'
steers $24.00, heifers $23.00. March-April
6,300 Choice to mostly Fancy 300-450/, steers
$28.00-33.00, heifers $25.00-30.00.
Lambs: Trading moderately active, slaugh-
ter lambs steady, feeders strong, spots 500high-
er. Slaughter lambs, 1,000 mostly Prime 107/,
wooled $15.50; 3,500 Choice, Prime end, 90-106#/
No. 1 to fall shorn $15.00. Feeders, 1,600 most-
ly Fancy 85-87# wooled $15.50; 4,500 mostly
Choice 70-88" wooled $14.00-14.50; 350 Choice
and Fancy 74# No. 1 pelt $13.75.
Amarillo area: Slaughter cattle steady
to 500 lower, feeders slow, mostly steady.
Slaughter steers: 6,000 mostly Choice 1100-
1200# $25.50; 127 Good and Choice 1050# $25.25;
60 Good, Standard end, 900#/ $22.50.
Slaughter heifers: 300 mostly Choice 925-
975/, $25.00-25.50, late sales $25.00; 225 Good,


Standard end, 660-675# through February $24.00;
60 Cutter and Utility cows $15.50.
Feeder cattle: Immediate, 40 Choice 600#
steers $24.75; 1,500 Good to mostly Choice 600-
700# $25.00-24.00; 100 Good and Choice 780#
$23.35; 283 Good 662,# $22.30. March-May, 600
Choice and Fancy 600# steers $26.00; 5538 Choice
750-775# $23.90-24.50; 1,225 Good and Choice
525-700# $23.00-25.50; June delivery, 450 Choice
and Fancy 750-775# steers $23.50; nmmediate-April,
500 Choice and Fancy 575-600,# heifers $24.00;
850 Choice 600-650# $23.00-24.00; 1,240 mostly
Choice 575-675/, heifers for June $22.50-25.00.
Feeder calves: Immediate-March, 196 Good
375-400#/, steers $24.00, heifers $23.00; 150 Good
and Choice 500-525-, steers $26.00, heifers
$24.00; 159 Choice 490-525. for March, steers
$27.00, heifers $25.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers steady to weak. Feeder cat-
tle and calves steady. Slaughter lambs steady.
Slaughter steers: High-Good and Choice
975-1200'1 24.50-26.00. Oregon, Standard and
Good 1100-1 .i0' $22.00-22.50.
Slaughter heifers: Good and Choice 740-
1050# $23.00-24.25.
Feeders: Good and Choice 1000- steers
$23.00-24.00. Good and Choice 550-750# $23.00-
25.00, comparable heifers $22.50-24.00, some
for August delivery $21.00.
Slaughter lambs: Washington, Choice and
Prime 100-107// No. 2 pelt to full wooled $16.75-
17.00; 130/# with No. 2 pelts $15.50. Oregon,
Choice and Prime high-yielding 100-106# with No.
3 pelts $17.75-18.00 delivered.
Wool: Idaho, 7 or 8 clips early shearing
1962 wools 1/4 to 5/8 blood 47-1/20 to 51# FOB
grease basis.

MONTANA AND tORFTHEI WYOMING Demand poor
on all cattle and calves, few sales steady.
Slaughter steers: Southern Montana, 2
loads high-Good to mostly Choice 1100-1125Y
$24.75.
Feeders: Western Montana, 650 Choice 700-
800# steers $25.75-24.00.
Feeder calves: Montana, 1,450 Choice 400-
550,/, steers $26.00-28.00, heifers $25.00; 500
Choice and Fancy heifers for April delivery
$28.00, expected to weigh 450Q.
Sheep: Fairly active early, slow late.
Slaughter lambs and ewes steady, feeder and
shearing lambs steady to 500 lower.
Slaughter lambs: Montana, 1,000 Choice
105-110# $16.00-16.25, 500 Choice 120/1 $15.00.
Slaughter ewes: Northern Wyoming, 1,000
Cull to Good $4.25-6.00 per head.
Feeder and shearing lambs: Eastern Mont-
ana, 1,000 Choice 92# ewe lambs $17.50; 5,550
Choice and Fancy 80-90# shearing $16.25-16.50;
200 Good and Choice 60# feeders $14.50.
Northern Wyoming, 1,000 Good and Choice 70-85#
feeders $15.00.
Wool: Central msma. pool, 155,000-150,000#
mixed fine and half-blood 450 grease basis with
1-5# discount for burry, dirty or broken fleeces.







WEEKLI RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
~. ----~Ca 7 t-Ie - av --- -
Market 8 Feb. 3 :Feb. 4 Feb. 3 : Feb. 4 7 Feb. 3 : Feb. 4 t Feb. : Feb. 4
: 1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 t 1962 1961 = 1962 : 1961
Chicago ........ 35,017 40,615 68 130 34,956 29,767 6,354 7,441
Denver ......... 7,785 8,228 243 201 5,919 4,784 15,444 14,584
Fort Worth 6,601 5,762 1,029 1,641 1,603 2,019 11,148 5,953
Indianapolis ... 7,967 7,340 271 347 32,184 29,097 2,640 2,586
Kansas City .... 19,169 21,002 666 757 15,591 14,122 4,136 3,456
Oklahoma City .. 10,956 7,935 931 716 2,729 3,592 2,077 1,346
Omaha .......... 35,716 37,585 1,695 871 48,010 37,656 12,322 15,831
St. Joseph ..... 14,304 16,435 258 467 21,801 20,089 8,225 8,756
St. Louis NSr .. 14,000 15,941 1,695 1,678 48,378 47,060 6,670 5,762
Sioux City ..... 29,228 27,649 2,898 1,414 43,675 33,659 9,536 9,082
Sioux Falls .... 9,382 6,853 91 403 18,927 14,267 15,622 10,768


S. St. Paul ....


20,051


Total .......... 210,176 213,742 16,206 17,418 321,958 283,643 107,902 99,949
" Jan.27, 1962 211,123 15,521 345,272 109,942
INTERIOR I(dA AND SOUTHERN MINESOTA Feb. 3, 1962 Jan. 27, 1962 Feb. 4, 1961
Hogs ....... 354,000 333,000 278,000*
Sheep ...... 27,700 25,200 23,600* Revised.
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ....... 102,200 86,800 100,200
SALABLE RECEIPTS OF LIVESTOCK AT 25 PUBLIC MARKETS
MONTH OF JANUARY
Market TtTe -- "- a-vs- -e
1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 ~ 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Chicago ........
Denver .....* .,
Fort Worth .....
Indianapolis ...
Kansas City ....
Oklahoma City ..
Omaha .........
St. Joseph .....
St. Louis NST ..
Sioux City .....
Sioux Falls ....
S. St. Paul ....

Total
12 markets ...


168,398 168,073 593


52,416
27,498
36,686
80,959
44,136
177,631
71,472
64,334
151,637
50,734
105,380


50,646
27,571
33,295
96,449
47,527
184,016
74,608
70,708
138,654
39,692
86,056


14,139
4,551
1,479
3,020
4,205
3,569
1,419
6,042
12,402
809
35,048


856 168,538
10,384 25,178
9,128 6,880
1,453 140,526
4,149 73,541
5,026 14,830
3,783 247,565
1,991 115,588
7,870 216,688
10,931 214,327
1,129 89,071
35,693 243,064


1,031,281 1,017,295 87,276 92,393


150,408
23,729
9,041
139,945
66,296
14,600
201,117
102,689
233,778
177,615
69,799
223,216


37,721
62,549
48,400
9,920
20,622
5,733
69,316
38,022
28,120
52,368
65,148
74,040


38,859
50,579
32,957
15,010
28,313
8,427
75,268
35,276
31,612
51,901
56,757
70,985


1,555,796 1,412,233 511,959 495,944


Baltimore ...... 10,396 10,081 1,002 1,225 9,406 8,680 276 169
Cincinnati ..... 14,915 14,271 2,296 2,294 51,769 51,889 3,919 3,482
Detroit ........ 20,736 18,562 1,447 1,581 6,228 6,298 12,244 15,959
Evansville, Ind. 10,054 11,055 904 865 45,854 47,229 1,190 1,459
Houston ........ 2,757 2,888 6,683 6,548 97 215 26 7
Lancaster, Pa... 17,010 14,284 2,940 2,758 5,505 7,544 1,452 1,691
Louisville ..... 17,596 16,948 5,396 5,647 28,832 33,154 3,911 5,023
Nashville ...... 7,996 8,084 2,051 2,009 14,584 17,040 820 1,208
Ogden .......... 7,687 10,087 830 1,226 2,207 2,464 5,611 2,640
Peoria ......... 10,049 8,766 504 615 77,102 72,016 6,287 9,332
Portland, Oreg.. 11,573 11,205 1,824 1,574 20,854 10,317 15,538 9,242
San Antonio .... 17,004 19,213 7,780 7,514 4,355 4,215 2,476 3,122
Wichita ........ 26,355 26,137 112 251 15,838 15,463 11,552 12,897

Total
25 markets ... 1,205,409 1,188,876 121,045 126,500 1,838,425 1,688,757 577,261 562,175

INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA January 1962 January 1961
Hogs ............. 1,568,000 1,499,000*
Sheep ............ 117,500 131,700*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ............. 430,600 416,800 Revised.


18,397 6,361 8 7J93 48 85


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Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Grade y grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --- -------------- ---------- --------
s Week ended
F" eb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 1 2 Feb. 1 Feb. 2
U ? _'_ 9, 191 : _:_ 199J : 1961 : 1962 : 196\
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


2,167 5,136 8.4 17.4 1,246 1,240 27.57 28.19
15,383 15,876 59.5 53.9 1,164 1,180 26.21 26.92
7,124 7,493 27.5 25.4 1,103 1,149 24.33 25.18
871 790 3.4 2.7 1,016 1,036 21.82 22.63
-- 71 -- .2 -- 1,518 21.05
325 115 1.2 .4 1.073 990 19.85 19.90
25,870 29,481 1,148 1,179 25.63 26.58
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OMAHA
217 203 1.2 1.1 1,162 1,208 26.62 27.24
8,126 8,405 44.8 47.2 1,165 1,188 25.26 25.82
8,571 8,358 47.3 46.9 1,121 1,140 23.74 24.37
933 661 5.1 3.7 1,078 1,151 20.28 21.29
281 198 1.6 1.1 1,058 1,085 18.97 19.63
18,128 17,825 1,138 1,163 24.24 24.94
SIOUX CITY
153 168 1.1 1.4 1,215 1,179 26.30 27.90
8,997 7,853 66.6 63.7 1,166 1,177 25.23 26.19
3,988 3,906 29.6 31.7 1,107 1,131 23.68 24.50
265 400 2.0 3.2 1,109 1,076 20.38 21.23
98 -- .7 -- 1,046 19.02 --
13,501 12,327 1,147 1,159 24.67 25.54

14 34 .2 .4 1,028 1,142 26.39 28.00
1,412 1,151 19.8 13.6 1,089 1,142 25.10 26.38
4,692 6,220 65.9 73.4 1,080 1,112 23.51 24.76
771 1,025 10.8 12.1 1,051 1,073 20.82 21.60

233 44 3.3 .5 1,075 1,053 19.00 19.05
7,122 8,474 1,078 1,111 23.40 24.60
ST. W0UINS --- --- ------
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Choice......... 1,100 1,139 17.6 14.9 1,056 1,123 25.27 26.32
Good........... 3,693 4,916 59.1 64.1 1,018 1,052 23.40 24.70
Standard....... 1,060 1,458 17.0 19.0 962 995 21.57 22.08
Commercial..... -- -- -- --
Utility........ 394 151 6.3 2.0 949 903 19.01 18.66
All grades..... 6,247 7,664 1,011 1,049 23.19 24.38

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Prime.......... 44 -- .6 -- 1,152 27.44 -
Choice......... 2,704 2,240 35.9 28.3 1,123 1,172 24.68 25.98
Good........... 4,364 5,235 58.0 66.0 1,060 1,115 23.10 24.81
Standard....... 413 450 5.5 5.7 1,090 1,101 20.17 21.06
Utility........ -- -- -- -- -- --
All grades..... 7,525 7,925 1,085 1,130 23.55 24.95


Prime.......... --- --- -- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 2,060 1,689 76.7 70.7 1,157 1,178 25.28 25.83
Good........... 627 684 23.3 28.6 1,060 1,148 23.93 24.69
Standard....... 12 -- .5 1,056 19.62
Utility........ 5 .2 -- 920 18.70
All grades..... 2,687 2,390 1,134 1,168 24.98 25.47
S--------------------Data coll-------------ected by -------Sttistical Reporting Service, and --vestockDivision, A. M. S.
_V Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
S Cattle : Calves Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area F eT1961 FT T1b 1TFE 4 1Fb 4 11b
S1962 1961 2 1962 1961 : 1962 1961 1962 1961


Boston, New York City Area .... 11,919
Baltimore, Philadelphia ..... 8,001
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 19,525
Chicago Area ................. 15,126
St. Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 28,760
St. Louis Area ................ 11,157
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 52,954
Omaha Area ................... 40,569
Kansas City ................... 15,197
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 55,519
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 6,451
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,544
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 19,958
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 9,716
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 22,391
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 25,461
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,364
Total ...................... 20,172


12,052
8,657
18,946
15,555
27,888
11,108
21,265
57,762
16,141
29,825
5,728
8,208
20,115
10,595
18,716
28,505
7,500


7,757 8,741 43,62.1
1,626 1,967 55,022
5,455 5,971 114,555
6,621 7,282 45,741
18,455 25,579 100,565
1,759 1,489 69,155
-- -- 109,640
141 186 85,575
-- -- 355,149
9,555 9,456 290,054
2,457 2,560 55,291
5,572 5,366 29,065
555 950 47,112
5,052 5,655 15,786
98 252 16,221
1,121 1,688 55,804
502 250 17,551
60,018 1,157,703


45,896
52,472
125,475
40,527
92,614
65,252
88,716
72,561
50,177
246,525
56,512
52,977
40,184
15,320
14,925
25,076
14,679


55,574
5,272
12,551
7,552
25,792
5,656
15,665
18,567

42,574
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11,576
22,547
40,719
54,095
5,715


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41,556
5,105
14,861
6,412
21,436
5,118
16,407
19,579

55,2553


11,111
15,201
27,562
29,758
4,555


296,140 71,550 1,057,668 251,274
Accumulation to date ..... 1,604,664 350,709 5,728,571 1,384,822
1,506,373 556,867 5,567,456 1,507,549



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
---.-----------__- _-----------y--- PQ---7~"aE -
B e PoFk :7 -Irm s -
Beef Veal exc._ lard), and itton : Total I Total
Week ended am-- Nm mum- meat I lard
Sher rod er : ": hber : Prd ber : prod. I prod.
-' -0-1,000 mil.lb. l,0~ mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 midl.Tbmril.b.'Amil.b.


Feb. 3, 1962 ........
Jan. 27, 1962 ........
Jan. 15, 1962 1...
Feb. 4, 1961 .....


251.5
244.4

221.9


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11.5

11.6


1,515 185.8
1,570 191.5
1,565 --
1,205 165.0


14.8 440.0
14.5 461.9

14.5 412.8


Percentage change from:
Jan. 27, 1962 ....... -5 -5 -10 -12 -4 -4 2 2 -5 -
Feb. 4, 1961 ........ 6 4 -12 -15 9 11 5 5 7 -
SAveraRe _egght b(Ib)_ : Lard
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Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs andlabs field
Dressed .00per
Live LDressed. Live Dressed. Live Dresed Liv Dressed 100 b.
- -e m ~ m n u --me m m


Feb. 5, 1962 ........ 1040
Jan. 27, 1962 ........ 1045
Jan. 13, 1962 ........ 1045
Feb. 4, 1961 ........ 1055


112 259
115 259
115 240
114 256


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


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Classification


Steers -


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1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100


Standard

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Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


700-900#
600-800


Bulls Trlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

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Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
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Standard

Steers 500-800#
Fancy
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Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good
Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 500-550#
Choice I n
Good 500-500#
Heifer 300-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good

*Mediun and Good.


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. Feb.
3 4 5 4 3 4 5 :4 3 4
. 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962. 1961 :1962 1961 1962 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


27.20
27.70
26.05
26.20
25.75
21.60


25.68

20.60


14.75
14.42
14.20
12.62


28.50
27.55
27.20
26.30
24.92
22.10


26.20

21.58


16.52
16.40
15.65
14.25


19.40 19.80
19.40 19.80


26.12
25.90


27.80
25.20
21.10



27.12
24.75


25.55
25.20
25.22
20.52


24.70
22.92
20.05


15.75
14.82
15.75
12.25


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26.20
25.95
24.02
20.92


25.12
22.98
19.85


16.50
15.60
14.85
13.85


26.92
26.85
25.70
25.62
253.45
20.75


25.52
23.12
20.38


15.50
14.62
13.352
12.25


27.75
27.65
26.52
26.18
24.12
21.50


25.70
25.55
20.85


16.35
15.52
14.62
13.78


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25.58
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14.62
15.25


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18.40 18.00 18.25 18.00 18.75


25.80
21.90
19.70


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25.50
21.00


25.50
21.15
19.00


27.50
24.50
20.10


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25.86
25.12
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22.68
19.50



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15.50
12.62


25.75
25.56
24.25
21.62


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22.50
19.75



15.50
15.44
11.88


18.10 20.75


29.50
27.50
22.50


25.50
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20.25


25.30
22.45
19.55


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26.70
25.45
25.75


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24.00


26.12
24.12


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24.62


27.25
26.00
23.00


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t St. : S t

I e: Louis i Kansas: I Sioux IS. St. t S. St.:Indian-
Week ended Chicago: Nat'l.: City Cit Omaha City Joseph : Paul apolis :
a : Stock : :
a Yards : : : : a : t
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds


Barrows Feb. 5, 196k
and Jan. 27, 1963
gilts Feb. 4, 1961
Feb. 5, 1962
Sows Jan. 27, 1962
Feb. 4j 1961
AVERAGE WEIGHT -


17.09
17.19
18.05
15.65
15.96
15.19


16.95 16.80 16.79 16.67 17.02
17.28 17.01 16.91 16.83 17.20
18.14 18.28 18.10 18.08 18.22
14.19 14.45 14.31 14.40 14.60
14.45 14.53 14.53 14.355 14.59
15.28 15.47 15.74 15.62 15.78
Pounds


Barrows Feb. 5, 1962 255 221 231 236 244
and Jan. 27, 1962 251 224 229 238 244
gilts Feb. 4, 1961 257 220 250 245 242
Feb. 5, 1962 454 450 441 452 449
Sows Jan. 27, 1962 455 431 429 440 452
Feb. 4, 1961 454 414 444 452 455
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 3, 1962 27768 45554 15619 40525 58619
and Jan. 27, 1962 29017 44829 16457 46541 40731
gilts _Feb. _4, 1961 22456 40762 12857 52587 29429
Feb. 5, 1962 2849 5424 1541 4588 2780
Sows Jan. 27, 1962 2722 53349 1126 4469 5104
Feb. 4, 1961 2629 5495 878 3243 2491
SONS Percentage of total
Feb. 5, 1962 9 7 9 10 7
Jan. 27. 1962 9 7 6 9 7


250
226
232
412-
406
434


16.50 17.19
16.52 17.40
17.69 18.20
14.13 14.29
14.22 14.66
15.22 15.40


254
252
251
429
428
421


228
229
227
454
458
463


107


Eight
mkts.
com-
bined


16.85
17.00
18.06
14.22
14.40
15.45

233
235
232
-442
457
441


18817 56715 27552 247169
21614 45990 25976 268955
18069 36959 25145 218022
1811 5128 2555 22274
1857 5477 2964 23048
1454 2578 2426 18994

9 8 8 8
8 7 10 8


Feb. 4, 1961 10 8 6 9 8 7 6 9 8
W/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOIESAIE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products 1/ Hog prices/ t Gross spread

Feb. 5, 1962 ............... $18.48 $17.50 $.98
Jan. 27, 1962 ............... 18.60 17.56 1.04
Feb. 4, 1961 ............... 20.10 18.60 1.50
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hol 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 5 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 a Corn 2/ t Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts 1/ a No.3 yellow a price ratio
a Dollars per : Cents per a based on
: 100 pounds a bushel : barrows and gilts
Feb. 5, 1962 ............. 17.09 108.7 15.7
Jan. 27, 1962 ............. 17.19 107.8 15.9
Feb. 4, 1961 ............. 18.05 115.8 15.9
-- Weighted average. 2-/ Simple average.
2/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef prices were
mostly steady to $1.00 lower. Cow beef was 500-
$1.50 lower. Veal sold steady to weak except at
New York where both veal and calf were $1.00-
2.00 lower. Lamb was steady to $2.50 lower, and.
mostly $2.00-2.50 lower in New York. Pork loins
were steady to $3.00 lower; spareribs strong to
$1.00 higher but at New York ribs sold steady to
$1.00 lower. Other pork cuts were mostly steady,
instances weak to $1.00 lower at Baltimore.
Prices for kosher steer forequarters were
$1.50-2.00 lower; kosher lamb $1.00-5.00 off,
bulk $2.00-3.00 lower; kosher veal steady; calf
weak to $1.00 lower.
Receipts of all classes were normal and.
fully adequate. Trading for beef was generally
slow, and demand only fair. Demand on carcass
beef was only fair, but fairly good for rounds
and chucks at all points other than Philadelphia
and New York. Ribs were steady under fair de-
mand. Some beef was carried at all points. De-
mand for veal and calf was rather poor, with
clearance incomplete at some markets. Calf
supplies were increased at New York, and proved
excessive, with prices mostly $2.00 lower. Lamb
was fairly active except at New York, where
there was poor demand and clearance, and prices
were sharply lower. Demand for pork rather poor,
particularly on loins, and clearance was incom-
plete at New York and Philadelphia.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold mostly
500-$1.50 lower, veal steady, lamb steady to 50#
lower, pork loins 8-16# 500-$1.50 higher, Boston
butts 4-8# and spareribs 3# and down steady.
Veal continued in small volume but other
fresh meat offerings were normal. Supplies of
beef in the main were Good to low-Choice as high-
Choice and Prime were rather limited. Lamb
weighing 55-65# was the most plentiful.
Trading on carcass beef was slow. Rounds,
which moved at a brisk pace the past two weeks,
slowed considerably and prices declined as much
as $3.00. Ribs were slow but loins and equiva-
lent fabricated cuts cleared fairly well. A slow
early chuck trade turned fairly active Wednesday
but outlets narrowed again and undertone was weak
at the close. A limited veal supply sold steady
in a slow trade. There was a moderate demand for
lamb with the best activity early. Lamb legs,
stews and shoulders cleared readily but sellers
encountered difficulty moving loins and particu-


larly ribs, and ribs sold weak. Trading was
fair for Boston butts, pork loins and spare-
ribs slow but loins ended higher on the basis
of advanced replacement costs.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef sold fairly active, steady to 50# lower,
occasionally $1.00 off on Standard and Good
in the Pacific Northwest. Cow beef was slow,
about steady and bull beef was steady to
50? lower with the decline in Southern Cali-
fornia. Calf was slow under a narrow demand,
steady in California but met good demand at
steady price levels in Portland-Seattle; veal
was untested in Los Angeles, steady in other
areas. Lamb sold in generally slow trade,
steady to $1.00 lower in California but was
fairly active, steady to $1.00 higher in the
Pacific Northwest. Fresh and cured pork
items were slow, steady to $2.00 lower with
most decline on fresh loins and smoked hams.
Moderate to liberal offerings of all
classes of meats except Choice steer beef
below normal in California.


CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was poor and trading
slow on normal supplies of beef and prices
declined sharply. Choice steer beef was
500-$1.00 lower and Good grade steady to
$1.00 lower although extremes on both grades
were as much as $1.50 lower at Chicago.
Heifer beef was 500-$1.50 lower, mostly 50#-
$1.00 lower at shipping points. Cow beef
sold steady to $1.00 lower. Clearance was
generally complete on heifer and cow beef
but incomplete on steer beef at some centers.
Normal supplies of carcass lamb met
poor demand and prices were steady to $1.00
lower, mostly 500-$1.00 lower. Clearance
was generally complete.
Trading was moderately active on pork
products under fair demand. Pork loins at
Omaha were mostly $1.00 lower, however, a
late price advance left closing quotations
$1.00-2.00 higher at Chicago. Pork butts
and 12-16# fresh hams were steady to 500
lower. Pork carcasses were steady at New
York but 25-500 lower at Philadelphia.
Clearance was generally complete.






BOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
l New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification- --- -
: Feb. 5: Feb. 4 :Feb. 5 :Feb. 4 :Feb. 5 :Feb. 4 :Feb. 5 4Feb. 4
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 t 1961


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good


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


Heifer beef -
Choice 500-600f#
600-700
Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120s#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55sf
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-14
Butts 4-8
Spareribs # down
Hams, sink. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


45.20
45.45
44.20
42.70
43.20


63.80
55.80
49.50


46.20
46.85
45.62
45.70
44.45


65.00
57.50
51.50


43.45
42.70
41.50
41.00

43.00
43.00
40.25

60.00
57.50
52.00


m--
45.75
44.25
45.75
45.75

45.75
45.75
42.12

65.50
60.00
55.00


43.12
42.50
42.00
40.75

42.50
42.50
41.00



56.00


4-.00
40.58
41.25
39.62

40.00
59.50


... '


42.84
41.94
42.12
40.62

42.50
41.50
--


41.50
40.00
40.50
39.25

41.00
40.00
39.50


39.10 40.10 37.44 58.88 38.62 39.75 39.94 41.00
39.10 59.60 37.44 58.88 38.62 39.75 39.94 41.00


46.50
37.25
40.60

47.00
48.50


48.75
58.50
43.50

47.00
48.50


44.05
34.00
37.50


45.00
55.75
59.50


50.75
51.25 54.25


50.25
42.50
44.00


50.75
40.00
44.50


51.50 50.50
-- --


46.75
39.50
39.00


46.62
40.00
42.58


52.25 46.88


51.00 49.00 50.'75 56.00 52.50 57.00 49.88 54_50

34.00 55.00 35.50 54.50 33.75 31.50 33.88 33.00
13.00 16.25 13.75 15.00 17.50 17.50 16.50 16.75


BULK PRICES CALOT BASIS WEEK ENDED FEB. 2, 1962
Prices sai P.O. B. ecdIre
Classification (sf- Na ~rwo- Tor ThIl d--
S_------------------- ....--- --- -M-m-- VP-*
s eer ~f -


Choice


Good


Heifer be
Choice

Good

Cow beef


600-700#
700-800
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800
ef -
500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
- All weights -


Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


5#


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


41.00-41.50
40.50-41.00
40.00-40.50
58.50-59.50
58.00-59.00
58.00-59.00

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
57.50-58.50
57.50-58.50

28.00-28.50
28.50-29.00

55.00-56.00
54.00-55.00
51.00-55.00
55.00-56.00
54.00-55.00
51.00-55.00


40.00-40.50
59.50-40.00
59.00-59.50

56.00-58.50
55.50-58.50

59.50-41.00
59.50-59.75



29.00





54.00-54.50
55.00-355.50
50.50-52.00


40.25-40.75
59.75-40.25
59.75-40.00

57.75-58.75
56.75-57.75

40.25
40.25
57.25-57.75
57.25-57.50

27.50-28.00
27.75-28.00




54.25-54.75
55.25-55.75
31.75-52.75


45.50-44.00
42.75-43.00
42.00-42.50
59.00-41.50
59.00-41.50
59.00-41.50


45.00-45.50
42.50-45.00
41.50-42.00

59.00-41.00
38.50-40.50


-- 42.50-45.00
- 42.50-45.00
-- -


-- 29.50-50.00
-- 29.25-29.50


57.00-59.00
55.00-57.00
55.50-55.00
57.00-59.00
55.00-57.00
55.50-55.00


56.50-57.50
55.50-56.50
55.50-54.50
56.50-57.50
55.50-56.50
55.50-54.50


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-124 42.00-45.00 41.50-42.00 45.50-44.50







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supplies of greasy domestic worsted wools
in the Boston market continued small. Top-
makers and combers continued to purchase greasy
pulled wools of combing length and prices were
firm.
Supplies of woolen wools and noils con-
tinued limited at steady to firm rates.
Contracting in the territory States had
subsided somewhat compared to a week ago while
the movement of fleece wools for future delivery
was extremely small. There were occasional
sales of fall wools in Texas and a little con-
tracting of 12 months was also noted.
Midweek cables from Australia showed the
Continent and Japan the principal buyers with
prices very strong and clearance good. There
was good general competition in the New Zealand
markets while in South Africa about 95 percent
of offerings of combing wools were sold. France
was the principal buyer in the Cape followed
closely by the United States. Prices advanced
2-50 in Montevideo. Buenos Aires was slow with
sales very limited.
Fleece Wools Graded 50/56s baby combing
fleece wools sold at 97# clean basis on a core
test.
Territory Wools A good-sized clip of
half, three-eighths and quarter-blood wools was
contracted in Idaho at 480 grease basis to the
grower with the estimated clean price around
$1.07 delivered East. Shearing commenced this
week in New Mexico.
Texas Wools Twelve months Texas wool was
contracted in the San Saba area at 553 grease
basis to the grower, while occasional sales of
fall wools were estimated to cost from $.95-
1.00 clean basis delivered East. There was some
shearing in scattered areas in Texas where
weather permitted.
Mohair Fall mohair sold in Texas at 76#
for a~It and $1.351 for kid hair to the ware-
house. Goats were being shorn in some areas
in Texas.
Foreign Wools Supplies of spot foreign
wools were very small. A fair volume of Cape
wool sold for shipment. Cabled reports at
week's end follow with combing wools converted
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short wools
to scouring yields, in bond.

South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured Yields


$1.09
1.07
1.06
1.06
1.05
1.05
1.05


$1.05
1.04
1.05
1.01
1.00
.98
.94


Australia
Oil-combed
61 $1.15 79-
62 1.12 422-
63 1.09 423-
77 1.15 424-
78 1.11


$1.07
1.01
.97
.92


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.85
854 .84
100 .80
107 .79
114 .77
128 .76


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools 60/64s
- $1.01, 60s 970, 60/58s 95*, 58/56s -
924, 56/50s 91#.
Carpet Wools The carpet wool trade
continued slow with only a slight improve-
ment and prices were stronger. Greasy
Buenos Aires November second clip wools were
offered at 735, 56/40s lambs wool around 71f
and fleeces at 750. Greasy New Zealand
fleeces around 76# and early shorn wool at
724, yellow Pakistan Montgomery wool at 65 ,
all clean wool fibers present for shipment.
A pulled gray Continental carpet wool sold
for shipment at 48# clean wool fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
62/64s 2-35 ch. $1.21
60s 29-5" ch. 1.15
58s 2-2-" spring
lambs 1.00
58s 2-22" gray
lambs $.70-.71
56/58s 2--51 choice
$1.05-1.06
56/58s ave. 2 light
stain $1.00


Scoured Shorn Foreign

Aust. 64s white
fleece $1.23
Noils
Clear Aust. 70s nobles
890
Clear Cape 64/70s
schlumbs. 690
Good style fleece
56 nobles 570
Ave. dom. 60s French
43#


Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was slow
with only occasional sales-of fleece 54s oil
and dry-combed tops. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
0s 41.95 $1.85
64s 1.85 1.77
62s 1.75 1.70
60s 1.66 1.65
58/60s- 1.58 1.57
Oil-combed Territory Fleece
5bs 1.48 $1.46
50/56s 1.46 1.45

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 1,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of
the New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.620 (Bid)
May wool tops 1.606 (Bid)
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.240 (Bid)
May wool 1.225 (Bid)
64s grade 2*8 average stretched length








MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE I/ SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE

Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May %June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct. : Nov. : Dec.: Av.
Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Doli
1956 .. 20.02 18.88 19.41 20.56 20.70 21.05 22.37 25.81 27.27 26.08 24.30 21.99 22.50
1957 .. 21.23 20.57 21.86 22.99 23.31 23.48 25.12 25.63 24.98 24.67 25.20 25.98 23.83
1958 .. 26.82 27.54 29.90 29.37 28.85 28.07 26.99 26.11 26.70 26.67 26.77 27.19 27.42
1959 .. 28.15 27.85 29.11 30.553 29.34 28.48 27.89 27.56 27.62 27.19 26.53 25.57 27.85
1960 .. 26.42 26.69 28.08 27.76 27.43 26.04 25.64 25.07 24.80 24.94 26.08 26.86 26.24
1961 .. 27.42 26.17 25.70 25.05 23.45 22.45 22.38 24.13 24.34 24.55 25.58 26.13 24.65
-------------------------------------------!GADS -------------------
ALL GRADES
1956 .. 20.01 18.85 18.89 19.87 20.12 20.79 22.28 25.61 27.51 26.00 23.97 21.65 22.00
1957 .. 20.94 20.28 21.36 22.61 22.85 23.07 24.76 25.45 24.84 24.48 25.06 25.74 23.48
1958 .. 26.31 26.65 28.28 28.59 28.27 27.67 26.75 25.91 26.65 26.70 26.79 27.01 27.09
1959 .. 27.81 27.44 28.22 29.32 28.82 28.15 27.61 27.36 27.48 27.06 26.31 25.26 27.53
1960 .. 26.10 26.57 27.40 27.13 26.75 25.58 25.50 24.75 24.62 24.83 26.00 26.61 25.95
1961 .. 27.02 25.84 25.32 24.75 23.09 22.30 22.23 24.01 24.21 24.46 25.44 25.84 24.46
MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT I/- SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE
Year t Jan.: Feb. : Mar.: Apr. : May :June : July : Aug.: Sept.: Oct.: Nov.: Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1956 .. 1,164 1,187 1,189 1,192 1,174 1,165 1,143 1,116 1,099 1,113 1,136 1,153 1,152
1957 .. 1,176 1,199 1,196 1,178 1,180 1,181 1,154 1,140 1,141 1,142 1,138 1,138 1,162
1958 .. 1,157 1,165 1,172 1,157 1,156 1,166 1,165 1,164 1,156 1,165 1,174 1,192 1,166
1959 .. 1,209 1,209 1,211 1,199 1,201 1,195 1,196 1,187 1,180 1,160 1,159 1,165 1,187
1960 .. 1,191 1,196 1,208 1,186 1,188 1,180 1,186 1,180 1,172 1,165 1,167 1,173 1,183
1961 .. 1,180 1,180 1,195 1,200 1,204 1,207 1,209 1,199 1,173 1,174 1,161 1,166 1,188
----------------------------------------------------------------
ALL GRADES
1956 .. 1,154 1,166 1,151 1,141 1,125 1,154 1,125 1,109 1,109 1,115 1,129 1,145 1,154
1957 .. 1,148 1,157 1,151 1,143 1,140 1,156 1,120 1,124 1,126 1,151 1,158 1,141 1,137
1958 .. 1,141 1,129 1,114 1,118 1,119 1,152 1,158 1,143 1,145 1,161 1,175 1,190 1,144
1959 .. 1,194 1,187 1,168 1,149 1,162 1,165 1,166 1,163 1,158 1,151 1,152 1,158 1,164
1960 .. 1,176 1,174 1,169 1,150 1,150 1,150 1,158 1,153 1,152 1,155 1,164 1,166 1,160
1961 .. 1,180 1,172 1,177 1,177 1,176 1,190 1,190 1,173 1,156 1,168 1,155 1,156 1,173
--------------------------------------------------------------------
MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ -- BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED
Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct.: Nov.: Dec.: Av.
Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
1956 .. 11.70 12.41 15.20 15.01 16.31 16.68 16.47 16.87 16.29 15.64 14.90 16.69 14.82
1957 .. 17.89 17.16 17.25 17.95 18.24 19.65 20.79 21.27 19.54 17.20 17.01 18.45 18.29
1958 .. 19.26 20.16 21.20 20.64 22.05 22.97 23.12 21.553 20.42 18.88 18.13 17.86 20.25
1959 .. 16.65 15.65 15.89 16.09 16.09 15.91 14.40 14.65 15.81 15.11 12.61 11.86 14.64
1960 .. 12.65 15.56 15.55 15.96 16.03 16.88 17.74 16.91 16.59 17.50 17.56 17.27 15.96
1961 .. 17.55 18.15 17.55 17.04 16.37 16.60 17.87 18.33 18.18 16.85 15.97 16.70 17.16

MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT I/ B&RROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/

Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct, : Nov. : Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1956 .. 251 227 224 225 225 221 217 211 214 217 225 227 222
1957 .. 252 229 250 250 250 226 215 208 210 218 225 229 224
1958 .. 252 228 229 255 254 229 219 214 218 224 230 2335 227
1959 .. 258 232 229 252 251 229 221 216 218 224 228 250 228
1960 .. 252 228 229 252 254 252 228 225 222 225 251 252 229
1961 .. 256 252 251 256 238 254 225 219 219 224 228 230 230

_/ Weighted average. 2/ Eight markets include Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Omaha,
St. Louis National Stock Yards, Sioux City, South St. Joseph, and South St. Paul.





112
COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITrE STATES, DECEMBER 1961 1/

Cattle Calves
--- Other-: Av- --- Other Av.
Month and :Federally Other Av- Federa-y. other Av.
period inspected com- Total live inspected- com- Total live
: mercial weight mercial weight,
Thousand head Pounds Thousand head. Pounds
Dec. 1961 ......... 1,589.3 417.7 2,007.0 1,027 415.7 195.8 611.5 207
Dec. 1960 ......... 1,575.8 459.3 2,015.1 1,018 451.1 259.5 690.4 208
Jan.-Dec. 1961 2/.. 19,968.1 5,641.4 25,609.5 1,017 5,005.1 2,679.1 7,684.2 225
Jan.-Dec. 1960 1/.. 19,595.9 5,850.4 25,224.5 1,004 5,259.5 2,965.4 8,g24.9 222
-- --------------------------- ------- ------------


Dec. 1961 ......... 5,757.9
Dec. 1960 ......... 5,752.7
Jan.-Dec. 1961 2/.. 65,652.4
Jan.-Dec. 1960 2/.. 66,155.2


Hogs
996.4
1,042.8
11,660.6
12,883.1


6,754.5
6,795.5
77,293.0
79,036.3


Sheep and lambs
240 1,125.8 159.7 1,285.5 96
241 1,114.5 150.4 1,264.7 100
258 15,056.2 2,122.7 17,158.9 98
236 14,056.1 1,865.2 15,899.5 99


1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.


Month and
S period- -

Dec. 1961 .....
Dec. 1960 .....
Jan.-Dec. 1961.
Jan.-Dec. 1960.


CORHTRCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UIIrTED STATES, DECEMBER 1961 1/
: : : Lamb : Total


Beef

Mil. lb.
1,169
1,149
14,919
14,374


Veal

Mil. lb.
70
80
958
1,025


Pork 2/I

Mil.lb.
950
957
10,724
10,865


and mutton :
Mil. lb.
59
61
814
754


meat 2Y
Nil. lb.
2,248
2,247
27,415
27,016


1/ kccludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
5/ Includes rendered pork fat7
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS--BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/

- -- - -
n 4' '1 lA


Grade


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


: Dec. Dec.
: 1961 1960
Thous. pounds
25,497 21,68E
416,504 575,95,
119,208 128,71,
13,627 15,22
4,3550 5,153
22,716 32,20(
7,242 1,284
664 17(


-T -- -- -
Dec. : Dec.
1961 1960
Thous. pounds
61 37
1,662 1,765
10,636 9,101
1,488 1,697


3
7
7
5
7
0
0


Dec. Dec.
, 1961 1960
Thous. pounds
2,957 5,285
24,224 22,276
762 458


-1,195
1,195


Total ............. 609,587 578,576 13,915 12,747 29,118 26,029

Bull and stag beef .. 738 764
All other meats 49,259 135,059
and lard...... ....

1/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading
or acceptance.


Lard 3/
* -
Mil. lb.
206
208
2,584
2,419


:*


d. -- t


*
*






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NEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
DECEMBER 1961

F1 resh meats and edibleoff.l-_ ._ puee ss .t
Country of origin Beef and Lamb and Pork : Beef Pork
Veal Mutton
| 6


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

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


Pounds


14.950,035

2,364,875




5,643,173
6,502,683
6,659,388


Pounds Pounds Pounds
44,582
1,865,181 -- -
16,536
5,160 2,703.276 1,823
-- 1,250


1,004,951


38,607

663


Paraguay ............... -
Poland ................. -. -
Uruguay ................ -
All others ............. 2,673,277 38,528 -- 7,500 8,201

Total December 1961... 38,793,431 2,913,820 2,742,546 71,691 581,749
December 1960... 28,578,217 3,092,115 3,352,908 86,548 866,379


Refused or condemned:
December 1961..** 96,365
December 1960-.. 34,071


23,695 -- 3,060
2,630 -- --


Country of origin



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


Canned meats
Miscel-
Beef Pork laneous

Pounds Pounds Pounds
2,899,389 -- 18
16,200 -- -
652,855 -- 18
1,102 251,447 4,928
10,800 4,054,886 502,151


Cooked : Sausage
beef '(Trichina
e treated)

Pounds Pounds
736,200 --

665,981 --
-- 11,221
-- 290 1R.


: General :
: miscel- Total
: laneous

Pounds Pounds
S570,969 4,251,158
11,200 16,842,616
1,335,390
- 258,849 5,973,136
2 19,200 5,067,490


Germany ........... -- 102,390 -- 15,548 118,882
Holland ........... 101,252 3,000,308 55,730 185 -- 3,164,088
Ireland ........... -- 5,688,295
Mexico ............ -- -- 6,502,683
New Zealand ....... 7,665,002

Paraguay .......... 828,998 -- -- 828,998
Poland ............ 960 2,858,528 733,403 -- 3,592,891
Uruguay ........... 452,358 -- 25,441 477,799
All others ........ 94,335 193,000 65,886 -- 104,697 11,346 3,196,770

Total -December 1961 5,058,249 10,460,559 1,362,134 1,402,181 421,833 897,005 64.705,198
December 1960 6,353,864 14,228,472 1,576,123 907,700 295,891 448,120 59,786,337

Refused or condemned:
December 1961 13,641 78,304 279 -- 1,993 582 217,947
December 1960 26,501 36,791 3,042 20,038 4,703 31,775 159,551

Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse meat (in pounds) for December 1961 were as
follows Argentina 343,144, Canada 571,028, Mexico 121,500; December 1960 Argentina 308,763,
Canada 19,157, Mexico 3,500.


Pounds




370,455
189,021


944
6,613
6,515


28
= -=


,


1







AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL I/
-_--- ------_--------- --------^^ ^ SO. s a7 ~v~ae"
: Jan. : Dec. : Nov. Jan. Average
Commodity and unit 15 15 : 15 15 : Jan. 1957-
: 1962 : 1961 : 1961 : 1961 : Dec. 1959


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

Hog-corn price ratio 5/ -
United States Bushel
N. Central States "
Iowa "I


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


1910-Dec. 1914 =


16.50
20.70
14.50
23.40
24.70
5.82
16.10
.411
.951
.665
1.03
21.60
50.90


17.4
18.0
18.5


16.10
20.50
14.20
23.20
24.10
5.37
15.50
.408
.947
.659
1.01
20.70
51.50


17.0
17.7
18.4


15.70
19.90
13.90
22.70
23.70
5.14
15.10
.405
.938
.643
1.00
20.50
52.40


16.7
17.3
17.8


16.50
20.80
14.30
23.80
23.50
5.53
16.50
.399
.963
.598
.820
21.30
44.60


17.1
18.5
19.4*


100)
242
152
304


Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes and wa# rates 304 302 301 3C
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
7/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment. Monthly average.
j/Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.
Revised.


17.30
20.60
15.10
23.10
23.50
6.48
19.90
.438
1.10
.622
.892
19.10
47.60
Jan. av.
1951-60
13.7
14.1

1957-59


)1 292


EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit : base _based_oK daSa_f-r_
prices 2/ _: a._1962 : 9 Dec. 1961 Jan. 1961


Hogs Per cwt. Dol ........ 7.09
Beef cattle H "i ......... 7.73
Calves ... ..... 8.58
Lambs ......... 7.98
Wool Per lb. ......... .241
Corn I bu. ......... .526
Oats ......... .276
Barley I" ......... .413
Cottonseed ton ......... 4/20.60


21.60 21.40
23.50 23.80
26.10 26.30
24.30 25.30
.733 .752
1.60 1.62
.839 .843
1.26 1.25
62.60 62.80


_/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949,
1954, and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1952-December 1961 average, (in-
cluding an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments
resulting from price support operations) by dividing by 247 percent (the 120-month average
of the Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed
loans and other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
_/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for
months indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the
following calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1919-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1952-61 (including an
allowance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments result-
ing from price support operations).


21.30
23.70
26.20
25.20
.749
1.62
.840
1.25
62.60






SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AMND SEEEP
DECEMBER 1961

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North Central
States during December 1961 totaled 447 thousand head, 17 percent less than the
number shipped in during December last year. Of the total cattle and calves
received in these 8 States during the month, 179 thousand moved through public
stockyards and 268 thousand were received direct. The direct movement was 60
percent of the total this December compared with 59 percent a year earlier.
Cattle and calves shipped into these States during July-December 1961 totaled
4.2 million head, about the same as the July-December 1960 total.
December shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these 8 North
Central States amounted to 127 thousand head, compared with 184 thousand head
during December last year--a decrease of 31 percent. Of the total received
during December, 63 thousand came through public markets and nearly 64 thousand
were received direct. A total of nearly 2.1 million head of stocker and feeder
sheep and lambs were shipped into these 8 States during July-December 1961, down
13 percent from the total for July-December 1960.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
December 1960 and 1961 I/
Cattle and Calves
Public stock : Direct Total
State yards :____:_---- --_
December : December : December July December
:1-- 960 19 : 1960 : 1961 : q196 : 161 : 196o 1961
Ohio ......: 3,116 4,063 2,486 2,792 5,602 6,855 85,479 76,405
Indiana ...: 5,572 5,978 13,883 22,426 19,455 28,404 273,770 203,665
Illinois ..: 34,346 27,680 73,031 53,250 107,377 80,930 883,195 762,071
Michigan ..: 3,236 2,518 3,315 2,502 6,551 5,020 76,500 57,410
Minnesota .: 22,066 16,264 56,922 45,945 78,988 62,209 491,304 488,711
Iowa ......:107,977 85,117 114,143 87,230 222,120 172,347 1,625,879 1,693,805
8. Dakota 11,694 11,402 7,695 9,139 19,3w? 20,541 119,825 160,908
Nebraska 36,122 26,185 44,926 44,582 81,048 70,767 606,652 721,505


Total :224,129 316,401 540,530 4,162,604


8 States : 179,207 267,866 447,073 4,164,480
Sheep and Lambs

Ohio ..... : 1,718 1,862 297 1,424 2,015 3,286 59,717 80,668
Indiana ...: 1,401 290 1,627 --- 3,028 290 61,160 54,039
Illinois ..: 9,497 3,001 1,437 3,564 10,934 6,565 217,676 262,693
Michigan ..: 1,069 1,086 650 640 1,719 1,726 22,244 24,359
Minnesota .: 27,985 25,970 13,818 8,600 41,803 34,570 325,998 324,445
Iowa ......: 29,447 16,556 51,568 25,253 81,015 41,809 953,285 808,006
S. Dakota .: 13,681 7,001 11,838 3,554 25,519 10,555 148,848 124,713
Nebraska ..: 8,405 7,477 9,316 20,289 17,721 27,766 611,398 418,345
Total : 93,203 90,551 183,754 2,400,326
8 States : 63,243 63,324 126,567 2,097,268

I/ 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 stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.
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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: Kansas: Fort : : : Nort
Classification :Chicago: Omaha : City : Worth : Denver: Ogden : Port-
: : : : : : : land
SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110,#
Prime Feb. 5, 1962 18.22 17.55 17.40 -- 17.80 18.12 18.25
Feb. 4, 1961 18.20 -- 17.70 -- 18.00 --
Choice Feb. 5, 1962 17.78 16.82 16.75 16.00 16.92 17.38 18.25
Feb. 4, 1961 17.52 17.45 16.80 16.60 17.52 17.25 17.88
Good Feb. 5, 1962 16.25 15.78 15.95 14.72 15.88 16.25 17.75
Feb. 4, 1961 16.08 16.45 16.05 16.25 16.62 16.50 17.25
EWES: (Wooled) -0-1 --
Good Feb. 5, 1962 5.75 5.62 5.85 7.62 7.25 5.75 4.75
Gd. & Choice Feb._ 4 1961 5.90 5.88 7.00 -- 6.58 4.50 4.50
Utility Feb. 3, 1962 5.75 5.52 5.20 6.80 6.75 5.00 4.50
Cull & Util. Feb. 4, 1961 5.65 5.25 6.00 7.55* 5.12 5.25 5.50
Cull Feb. 3, 1962 5.50 4.00 4.10 -- 5.62 4.75 5.50
FEEDER LAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80Or
Fancy Feb. 5, 1962 -- 16.00 -- 16.52 -- 16.25
Choice Feb. 5, 1962 -- 15.25 -- 14.80 15.75 15.75 15.50
Good & Choice Feb. 4, 1961 -- 16.85 -- 15.95 17.12 16.00 16.82
Good Feb. 3, 1962 -- 13.25 -- 15.45 14.50 14.25 15.25


*Shorn basis.