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LIV S'


MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


SION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
APARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 29, D.C.


April 17, 1962


Week ended April 14


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

Steer Sale Statistics .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production

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


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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers at most midwest terminals
sold steady to 50# lower, although at Kansas
City and South St. Joseph prices were steady
to 25# higher. Heifers were generally steady
to 250 lower. Cow prices were steady to 750
higher under the influence of 500 to $1.50 ad-
vances in the wholesale meat trade. Feeder
cattle and calves under good demand sold steady
to 50# higher. Barrows and gilts sold steady
to 50# lower in the western Corn Belt but prices
were steady to 25#, instances 50# higher in the
eastern part of the area. Sows at most markets
were steady to 25# higher. Slaughter lambs
generally sold steady to $1.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Lower dressed
prices on steer and heifer beef influenced
downturns in the live trade, but declines
were tempered by moderate marketing which
were evenly distributed.Slaughter steers at
most midwest centers sold steady to 500 lower,
although prices at Kansas City and South St.
Joseph were steady to 250 higher. Slaughter
heifers were largely steady to 25# lower, al-
thou'vh St. Joseph again was an exception with
250 higher prices. Cow beef worked higher for
the second straight week and the live trade
followed as prices were steady to 750 higher on
the modest supply. Bulls were steady to 500
higher and vealers steady to strong with St.
Louis as much as $2.00 higher. Slaughter steers
and heifers made up the bulk of the supply at
most terminals, however, several markets showed
seasonal increase in the percentage of feeders.
The average weight of all slaughter steers con-
tinued below the same period a year ago.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago three loads
Prime 1175-1300, $32.50, mostly Prime 1175-
1378# $51.50-32.25, high-Choice and mixed-
Choice and Prime 1125-1400#, mostly 1200-1350#,
$29.00-31.25. Choice 950-1400# bulked $27.00-
29.00. At other terminals mixed Choice and
Prime $27.50-28.50, although at Sioux City
several loads of high-Choice and Prime brought
$29.00-51.00. Most Choice $25.75-28.00, mixed
high-Good and Choice $25.25-25.75, Good largely
$23.00-25.25.
Slaughter heifers: Most Choice $25.00-
26.75, high-Choice and Prime $26.75-27.50, Good
$22.00-25.25.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
$15.00-17.50, Canner and Cutter $12.50-15.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Moderate re-
ceipts of feeder cattle and calves at midwest
terminal markets found good demand and in
fairly active trading, prices were steady to
500 higher. Demand continued to center on
calves and thin 500-700# yearlings that could
spend this spring and summer making cheap weight
gains on grass. However, fairly broad demand


also existed for fleshier cattle suitable for
immediate drylot feeding and such kinds again
shared in the advance. The average price for
slaughter steers around the market circuit dur-
ing the current week was approximately $2.00
higher than a year ago and even though some
weakness developed this week, prices for Choice
and Prime fed steers are at levels which have
encouraged considerable interest in feedlot re-
placements.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
bulked $22.50-25.00, few Good 900-1000# $22.00-
22.25. Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 800-
850# occasionally $25.50-26.50. At Sioux City
seven loads Choice and Fancy 1000-1050# sold at
$25.50. These latter were expected to require
only a relatively short turn in the feedlot in
order to grade Choice in the beef. A moderate
number Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 550-
650# $27.50-29.00, few 550-575# $29.50-30.50.
Other Good and Choice 550-750# $24.00-27.00,
Choice fleshy 733# included at $26.75. Medium
and mixed Medium and Good 550-750# brought
$20.00-24.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-750#
$21.00-26.25, Choice 606# included at $26.25;
several loads Choice 700-800? $23.00-24.50. Few
Choice 500-550# $27.00-27.50.
Feeder calves: Scattered shipments Choice
and mixed Choice and Fancy 375-555# steers
$31.50-553.00; bulk Choice 350-550# $27.50-
31.25; Good and mixed Good and Choice $24.00-
29.00. Good and Choice 350-500# heifers $22.50-
28.00, few Choice and Fancy $28.50-29.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Hog supplies at
the 12 markets were 6 percent smaller than the
preceding week but about 5 percent larger than
a year ago. U. S. No. 1-3, 200-280# barrows
and gilts predominated. Sows comprised about
8 percent of the receipts at the 8 major
markets. Uneven price trends prevailed through-
out the area. Demand for barrows and gilts was
rather broad in the eastern Corn Belt area
where prices were steady to 250 higher, ex-
tremes 500 up at Indianapolis. In the western
portion of the area receipts were liberal in-
fluencing steady to 50# lower prices. Sow
prices followed about the same pattern as the
barrow and gilt class with steady to 250 higher
prices in the eastern area and steady to 25#
lower at the western Corn Belt markets.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 190-240#
closed at $16.25-17.00, few extremes $17.25 in
the eastern part of the area. These same
grades and weights brought $16.00-16.75 at
western Corn Belt markets. No. 1-3, 190-250#
$15.75-16.25, extremes to $16.75 at Chicago and
Indianapolis.
Sows: U. S. No. 1-3, 270-400# $15.50-14.50,
No. 2-3, 400-550# $13.00-14.00.








At St. Paul feeder pigs were steady with
Choice 120-160W selling at $15.00-15.25. At
Sioux City prices were steady to weak with Good
and Choice 140-160# bringing $14.25-15.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 86# per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago,
April 5 to April 11, 1962 inclusive.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts totaled 515,000 head, compared
with 328,nICO the previous week and 320,000 the
corresponding week last year. Bulk of the
week's receipts were comprised of U. S. 1-3,
190-2501 barrows and gilts. Sows made up about
7 percent of total receipts. Compared with
previous Friday, late sales of barrows and
gilts were steady to 25# lower; sows were
largely steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-3,
190-230# brought $15.25-15.85, No. 1-2, $15.60-
16.00.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 270-40Q0 mostly $15.25-
14.50; No. 2-5, 400-55":# $12.00-13.50.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts
totaled 111,600 compared with 115,200 the pre-
vious week and 95,600 a year earlier. Demand
was only fair throughout the week. Late price
upturns more than offset early week losses as
barrows and gilts closed steady to 10# higher.
Sows sold steady to 25# lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. No.
1-5, 185-240# 515.60-16.10, mostly $15.75-
16.00. Some 1-2 200-220# $16.25-16.50. No. 1-5
230-250# $15.00-15.60.
Sows: U. S. No. 1-3, 250-350# $13.75-
14.50, few $14.75; 3550-400# $13.25-14.00. No.
2-3 400-5001 $12.50-135.25.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals numbered 94,000 head, 4 percent
over the previous week 5ut 9 percent below a
year ago. Marketings of spring slaughter lambs
were moderately expanded especially at So. St.
Joseph and points south; 12,600 spring lambs
sold at Fort Worth. Broad demand and price up-
turns featured the week*a trading on slaughter
lambs with much of the improvement attributed
to substantial price advances on wholesale
dressed lamb. Compared with last week's close,
old crop slaughter lambs were steady to $1.00
higher; spring slaughter lambs were largely
50#-$1.00 higher except at Denver where prices
were $1.50-2.00 up. Slaughter ewes and feeder
lambs were mainly steady.
Old crop slaughter lambs: (Wooled) Choice
and Choice with Prime end 85-115# closed at
$17.50-18.50, sparingly $18.65-19,00. Choice
115-1264 817.00-18.00. Good and Choice 80-114#
16.50-18.00, Good $16.00-17.00. Shorn -
Choice and Choice with few Prime 88-114# with
No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $17.00-18.50,largely
$17.50-18.50; about 6 loads 101-105# No. 1 and
full fall shorn pelts $18.90-19.00 at Kansas
City. Good and Choice 77-117# No. 2 to fall


shorn pelts $16.00-18.00, few with No. 3 pelts
$15.00-17.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
75-108# $20.00-21.00, few Prime $21.20-21.50.
Good and Choice 74-101# $18.00-20.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $4.00-
7.50, shorn $3.00-7.00.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 0-90"
wooled $15.75-16.95, Good and Choice 40-90#
$11.00-16.00. Good and Choice shorn $12.50-
15.00. At Fort Worth, Choice and Fancy 5-75~
spring feeders $16.00-16.50, Good and Choice
55-65# t15.00-16.00.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 15,600,
24 percent more than a week ago but 9 percent
less than last year. Sharply higher dressed
lamb prices along with moderate marketing and
good demand prompted advances on the live market
and old-crop slaughter lambs closed 50-75#
higher. Slaughter ewes were steady. Old-crop
slaughter lambs accounted for around 85 percent
of receipts with wooled and shorn offered in
near equal distribution. Only occasional lots
of spring slaughter lambs were marketed.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: Choice with
Prime end 85-11- wooled delivered to packing
plants $17.O0-18.75,mainly $18.00-18.50; Choice
115-125# along with Good and Choice 80-1154
-*17.50-18.25. Choice with few Prime 80-110#
shorn with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $17.50-
18.50; Choice with No. 2 and 3 pelts $17.00-
18.25. Good and Choice 80-110# with No. 1-5
pelts $16.50-18.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Limited number
Choice and Prime 80-100# $19.00-20.50,largely
$20.00-20.50 late and one shipment Prime 85-90#
$21.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $53.00-
5.00, comparable grade shorn $2.50-4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent f.o.b.
some with short haul and 5 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
only moderately active in California while
fairly active in Arizona; prices mostly steady.
Feeder cattle and calves moderately active,
fully steady. Confirmed volume on spring lambs
largest for season to date, steady to 50# lower;
no sales old-crop lambs confirmed.
Slaughter steers: California, 50 average
and high-Choice 1060-1075# $28.00. California
and Arizona, 10,800 Good to mostly Choice, 850-
1250# $25.75-27.50; 2,150 Good to low-Choice
900-120Cq $24.50-25.75; 650 Standard to mostly
Good 925-1150# $24.00-24.50; 1,200 mostly
Standard 875-12504 $22.50-25.50. Utah, 100
Good to mostly Choice, 1050-1100# $25.50.
Slaughter heifers: California, 100 Choice








825-875# $26.50-27.00. California and Arizona,
1,900 Good to mostly Choice 725-925# $25.00-
26.00; 300 Good to low-Choice 750-900# $24.50-
25.00.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 550
Choice 550-575# $28.50 in Nevada; 450 Good to
mostly Choice 425-650# $25.50-28.00. Current
to June delivery: 6,350 Good to mostly Choice
575-725# $23.75-25.50; 2,100 Medium and Good
600-800# $22.50, 20 percent trim $20.50.
Heifers: 400 Choice 470-480# $25.80; 400 Good
to mostly Choice 575-625# $22.75-23.50 May
delivery.
Spring lambs: California, 900 Choice and
Prime 30-10C, $18.25-18.40; 75,000 Choice and
Prime slaughter and Choice and Fancy feeders
!1'.00-18.00; 7,000 Choice and Prime 100-110#
$17.00 with 100 per cwt. discount for every lb.
over 100#. Arizona, 19,600 Choice and Prime
9E-10C= slaughter $18.00.


near-term delivery, 20 loads Choice and Fancy
steers 600-800# $24.00-25.50, 300 Choice heifers
600-625# $25.00; 800 Choice and Fancy steer
calves 375-400# $32.00. For fall delivery,
1,500 Choice and Fancy steers 650-700# $25.00)
600 Choice and Fancy calves 400-425#, steers
$29.00, heifers $27.00.
Slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime spring
lambs 80-84# $17.50-18.50. Choice old-crop
shorn lambs 85-90# No. 1 pelts $15.00-16.25.
Feeder lambs: 1,200 Choice and Fancy
spring lambs 76-85# $15.00; 2,400 Choice old-
crop with No. 1 and 2 pelts $15.00-14.00.
Amarillo Area All classes slow, steady.
Slaughter steers: 16 loads Good to low-
Choice 900-1125# $25.50-24.00.
Stockers and feeders: 1,150 Choice and
Fancy steers 550-655# $25.00-26.50; 550 Good
and Choice 625-825# $23.40-24.25; 400 Choice
and Fancy heifers 525-650# $24.00; 450 Good
and Choice $23.00-23.25. For May delivery, 200


COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS Choice steers 550-750# $24.00-25.75. For June
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading direct at feed- delivery, 300 Fancy feeders 650-700Q, steers
lots on slaughter steers was rather slow while $25.00, heifers $24.00. 1,000 Choice and Fancy
heifers were moderately active. Slaughter steers 725-775# $24.00 for October delivery.
steers were mostly steady while heifers were
steady to strong, instances 250 higher. A IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Trading
lower trend in the dressed trade tended to slow fairly active, slaughter steers steady, heifers
trading, but comparatively moderate supplies of steady to 500 higher; feeder cattle and calves
steers and heifers carrying sufficient finish steady. Slaughter lambs steady.
to qualify for the Choice grade again proved to Slaughter steers: Washington and Oregon,
be the major factor restricting volume. 2,900 Good to mostly Choice 1000-1200? $26.00-
Slaughter steers: Sales confirmed on 27.75. Idaho 250 mostly Choice 1050-1175#
2,500 head. Colorado, average to high-Choice $25.75-26.50. 1,000 head expected mostly Choice
1060-128Q0 $26.50-27.00, about 12 loads in- 1000-1100# $25.00 June and July delivery.
cluded at $27.00; bulk Choice 1050-1275# Slaughter heifers: Washington, 950 Good to
$25.75-26.50, largely $26.00 up; mixed high- mostly Choice 825-950# $24.50-26.00.
Good and Choice 1000-1200# $25.00-26.00; few Feeder cattle and calves: Oregon,500 head
Good .230.00-24.50. Western Nebraska, few loads Good to mostly Choice steers 725-7504 September-
Choice 1100-1200# $25.75-26.25. October delivery $23.00, 4 percent shrink.
Slaughter heifers: Sales confirmed on Idaho, 150 Good to mostly Choice calves expected
2,850 head. Colorado, average to high-Choice 580-590# May 1 delivery $31.00 steers, $29.00
950-1025# ".25.75-26.05; bulk Choice 900-1000# heifers. 350 head Choice 586# steers $27.00
425.25-25.75; mixed high-Good and Choice $24.50-f.o.b. 4 percent shrink.
25.25. Slaughter lambs: Idaho, 500 Choice and
Sheep and lambs: Sales confirmed on 18,000 Prime spring lambs 99# $19.55 with 4 percent
head. Slaughter lambs sold 500-75# higher, shrink. Oregon and Washington,Choice and Prime
Choice and Prime wooled slaughter lambs 95-112? 85-95# spring lambs $19.00-20.00, those at $20.00
sold at $17.75-18.50; Choice 110-118# $17.25- delivered to packers. 1,000 Choice and Prime
17.50. Choice and Prime shorn slaughter lambs 100-10]1 old-crop with No. 1-3 pelts $16.50.
95-110# No. 1 and 2 pelts, $16.50-17.25.


NEW MFICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHORIA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers steady to 50# lower, heifers fully steady.
Spring slaughter lambs weak to 500 lower; old-
crop shorn lambs strong to 50# higher.
Slaughter steers: Bulk high-Good to aver-
age-Choice 1050-11710. .''24.50-25.25, numerous
loads mixed Good and Choice 950-1075# $23.50-
24.75, high-Standard and Good 9'',0-1025i/ $22.75-
25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Most high-Good to
average-Choice 7nn-950 $23.00-24.60.
Stockers and feeders: For immediate to


OIJNTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Cattle: Con-
firmed sales limited to feeder calves, steady.
Feeder calves: Montana, 200 Choice and
Fancy 400-425# steers $52.00; 700 Good and
Choice 400-450# calves, steers $26.00-30.00,
heifers $25.00-28.00; 400 Good and Choice 360-
3704 heifers $100.00 per head.
Sheep: Demand moderate on small supply.
Limited sales steady to strong.
Lambs: Wyoming, 250 Choice with Prime and
110# shorn slaughter mainly No. 2 pelts $16.00;
1,400 mostly Choice 105# shearing ewe lambs
$16.75. Northern Montana, 1,700 Choice spring
feeders for fall delivery $14.50-15.00.







WEEKIf RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


..cattle Calves i -
Market 'Apr. 14 'Apr. 15 tApr. 14 1 Apr. 15 A pr. 14
1962 1961 1 1962 1961 t 1962
Chicago ....... 26,966 51,175 79 166 26,550
Denver ........ 6,076 8,469 138 507 6,005
Fort Worth .... 5,638 6,316 891 958 1,843
Indianapolis .. 7,021 7,230 247 556 31,431
Kansas City ... 18,705 19,343 823 705 16,121
Oklahoma City 8,406 7,678 703 420 5,674
Omaha ....... 34,754 31,098 299 480 43,457
St. Joseph .... 14,704 14,405 326 440 20,535
St. Louis NSI 13,866 15,143 1,256 1,557 51,113
Sioux City .... 24,052 21,821 942 517 45,455
Sioux Falls ... 8,328 7,276 87 41 16,915
So. St. Paul .. 20,368 20,711 5,167 5,762 4.1,14


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la_ I Sh ee aVn lambs
'Apr. 15 5 Apr. 14 'Apr.15
t 1961 1962 1961
55,509 2,155 4,374
4,704 15,044 19,700
2,575 26,425 25,960
55,733 855 986
15,540 9,808 7,478
4,085 3,640 2,294
37,836 10,158 12,392
17,128 8,126 5,073
48,927 1,957 3,242
32,511 2,944 7,241
15,859 4,588 5,595
47,562 7,300 8,915


Total ....... 186,864 190,665 10,958 11,907 504,691 295,769 93,998 103,250
Apr.7 1962. 196,132 10,_96 323,2356 90,709
INTERIOR IOW AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Apr. 14, 1962 Apr. 7, 1962 Apr. 15, 1961
Hogs .....o 515,000 528,000 520, .jK
Sheep ..... 13,600 11,000 15,000*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 111,600 113,200 95,600 *Revised
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------------- FEEDER CATTIEt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
s Week ended I Month Three months
Apr. 12' Apr. 5 iApr. 15: Mar. 1 Mar. & Jan.-Mar.
1 1962 t 1962 t 1961 1 1962 1961 1962 s 1961
Steers 1001# up ......... 465 422 564 2,119 2,801 5,584 10,207
901-1000 ......... 1,791 1,877 1,553 7,554 8,444 22,929 26,155
801-900 .......... 2,978 3,169 2,285 12,963 11,836 38,861 41,525
701-800 .......... 3,547 3,758 3,585 12,060 15,660 36,206 47,031
501-700 .......... 12,220 10,471 11,416 45,645 55,689 101,817 136,770
Total steers 10 markets.... 21,001 19,697 19,001 78,341 92,450 205,397 261,686
Av. wt. *' .... 700# 715# 692# 707# 697# 7214 715#
AT. cost* .... $25.10 $24.48 $24.49 $24.05 $24.09 $23.71 $24.24
' Chicago ...... 24.62 24.50 23.55 23.37 22.95 22.90 25.17
Kansas City... 25.40 25.21 24.69 24.56 24.50 23.65 24.19
Omaha ........ 25.02 24.76 24.94 24.49 23.70 23.97 24.23
S S. St. Paul... 21.25 22.32 21.72 21.12 21.65 21.34 21.89
S w Sioux City.... 26.92 25.61 25.89 24.74 25.58 24.95 25.85
SDenver ....... 23.67 24.43 23.10 235.52 24.77 24.02 25.18
Ft. Worth .... 23.94 23.06 25.24 23.43 23.22 23.22 23.43
Oklahoma City. 24.68 24.01 23.97 23.87 23.53 23.68 23.39
S. St. Joseph. 24.82 25.14 25.60 24.47 24.38 23.81 25.87
a U St. Louis SST. 23.78 23.72 22.59 23.53 23.06 253.04 23.00
Total calves 10 markets.. 7,132 7,448 7,000 29,258 54,324 115,327 134,649
heifers 0" ... 3,550 3,854 3,299 12,644 13,179 53,614 37,540
cows *.... 516 505 480 2,168 2,280 7,594 9,248
W Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
Chi-a~~ o-S. : St. Sioux'S.St'Indian-'Den- Ft. IOkla.WVich-' San
Week ended : osas :Omaha Joseph.tL ss 'Paul apol ver. worth city it&a Antonio

Feeders
Apr. 15, 1962 3 50 13 17 11 32 8 8 5 75 68 46 50
Apr. 6, 1962 3 47 14 14 12 22 8 10 10 70 63 51 45
Apr. 14, 1961 2 49 10 13 9 38 7 12 5 50 57 42 60
Slaughter cows
Apr. 13, 1962 5 8 8 5 10 5 20 10 15 10 8 13 15
Apr. 6, 1962 5 8 9 5 9 4 20 12 20 10 5 9 15
Apr. 14 1961 5 6 7 3 7 5' 20 12 10 10 9 11 15
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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1/

Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
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: Apr. -"f
: 1962


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 ........


1,550
10,400
6,967
568

355
19,838

125
8,041
8,587
965
86
17,802

134
4,213
4,731
303
74
- j455

30
2,547
2,521
391

20
5,509


Week ended
-:~-pr 1 -~: Apr E.2:--Apr. ZA-pr. 12 : Apr. 13: Apr. 12: Apr. 1
: 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
CHICAGO


2,645 7.8 1-
12,512 52.4 5
6,617 35.1 2
1,085 2.9
15 --
166 1.8
22,838
OMAHA
61 .7


45.2 4
48.2 45
5.4
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SIOUX CITY
1.4
44.6 47
50.0 42
3.2
.8


6,989
6,900
856
254
15,020


4,497
4,116
846


9,459

18 .5
5,192 46.2 4
2,789 45.8 42
562 7.1 E

40 .4
6,601


1,397 724 22.9 9.8 1,089 1,078 26.25 24.91
3,786 4,913 61.9 66.3 1,027 1,0553 24.49 25.35
598 1,547 9.8 20.9 978 965 21.87 20.75

3551 226 5.4 35.0 984 888 19.55 18.45
6,112 7,410 1,034 1,019 24.42 22.86
---- --- ----- 11y11.11- 11- 1--11-- -- -- ---

5,356 2,529 43.5 355.7 1,128 1,144 26.59 24.54
3,941 4,230 51.1 56.4 1,058 1,102 24.94 25.25
416 758 5.4 9.9 1,072 1,086 21.19 20.22

7,713 7,497 1,090 1,114 25.39 25.41


-- 39 -- 1.1 -- 1,294 24.58
2,183 2,626 73.5 75.5 1,157 1,187 26.25 24.01
763 758 25.7 21.2 1,097 1,120 25.01 23.10
24 121 .8 5.4 1,074 1,138 20.53 18.95
-- 30 .8 -- 924 -- 18.33


All grades..... 2 970 3 574 1,141 1,170 25.88 23.63
/ --------Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A.M.S.
I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A .M.S.


1.6 3,236 1,283 50.84 27.42
5.9 1,196 1,206 27.80 25.18
9.0 1,089 1,111 25.59 23.61
4.8 1,022 1,029 22.32 20.7e
.0 -- 1,746 19.61
.7 1,043 1,068 20.00 19.12
1,154 1,179 27.06 24.80

.4 1,207 1,121 27.70 26.51
6.5 1,150 1,175 26.28 24.08
.9 1,085 1,096 24.69 22.94
5.6 1,094 1,087 21.14 19.55
L.6 974 985 19.27 18.55
1,114 1,130 25.24 235.25

1,20 29.79 -
.5 1,162 1,185 26.42 24.58
.5 1,087 1,154 24.80 25.43
9.0 1,065 1,121 20.52 19.96
-- 1,042 -- 19.04 ..
1.122 1_157 25.46 23.59


.3 1,186 1,161 27.55 26.00
3.4 1,134 1,156 26.16 24.67
.2 1,042 1,079 24.72 25.46
3.5 1,0355 1,072 21.42 19.92

.6 936 1,158 18.81 17.55
1,084 1,116 25.19 25.75
IST -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --







WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

Cattle Calves : Hos 'Shegp and lambs
City or Area Apr. 14'Apr. 15 Apr. 14Apr. 15 AprApr. 14 14. AApr. 15
:1962 1 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962: 1961


Boston, New York City Area ....
Baltimore, Philadelphia .......
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla .
Chicago Area ..................
St. Paul- Wisc. Areas .........
St. Louis Area ................
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ....
Omaha Area ..................
Kansas City ...................
Iowa So. Minnesota ..........
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ...
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ...
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City.
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio.
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City .
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas ..
Portland, Seattle, Spokane ....


13,011
8,852
18,977
15,653
26,242
10,576
22,003
35,1-64
13,221
30,5536

10,101
19,567
9,418
27,289
23,606
7,778


12,071
8,159
16,822
15,865
27,586
11,111
21,842
52,501
15,575
28,065
5,808
9,817
18,161
11,231
23,082
28,029
7,991


9,978
1,697
3,850
6,031
15,926
1,020

123

9,626
1,697
2,498
685
3,701
124
2,497
221


11,049 42,998
2,546 34,660
4,148 151,872
5,473 45,641
18,445 114,609


1,411

89

8,472
2,597
3,479
554
3,195
208
1,692
179


83,176
87,999
85,083
56,041
275,777
58,022
28,400
46,573
18,422
17,223
35,961
18,715


Total ...................... 296,212 59,654 1,161,172


42,293
51,702
124,619
43,627
104,167
72,470
94,185
71,908
3355,590
270,409
59,372
57,828
55,025
16,167
15,165
24,609
16,774


58,640 38,767
5,444 4,485
11,289 12,666
7,406 6,821
12,282 19,201
3,896 5,902
c,975 11,709
15,513 16,454

55,515 56,758


12,529 11,241
36,442 34,380
51,215 42,872
46,113 46,986
6,711 5,889

287,5368


295,754 63,333 1,095,710 292,129
Accumulation to date ...... 4,653,747 940,317 17,618,256 4, 27,492
4,420,286 968,172 16,767,720 3,924,781



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

Beef Veal 1excl._lard and mutton : Total Total
Week ended Nm- : N-m- : Num- : Num- : : meat ; lard
;ber : Prod. ber rod ber : Pra d.' ber Prod-: prod. prod.
1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 _il.ob.mil.T .VilT.1b.
2 2 0 .1-- -1 8 8 .0-- -1 5- -5- -4 35-- -


Apr. 14, 1962 ........
Apr. 7, 1962 ........
Mar. 24, 1962 1/.....
Apr. 15, 1961 T/.....


220.1
222.0

222.1


11.7
10.8

11.1


1545
1425
1452
1298


188.0
199.2

179.7


15.5
14.2

16.4


455.5
446.2

429.3


44.2
42.4


Percentage change from
Apr. 7, 1962 ........ -1 -1 5 8 -6 -6 9 9 -2 --
Apr. 15, 1961 ........ -1 -1 4 5 4 5 -4 -5 1 --

--- ------Average_ weight_(b_- - Lard
0 Sheep.
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs and bs yiel
Week : : per
SLive Dresed. Live dressed. Live res------- -- Live -Dr-essed


Apr. 14, 1962 ........ 1040
Apr. 7, 1962 ........ 1055
Mar. 24, 1962 ........ 1030
Apr. 15, 1961 ........ 1048


/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.







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

Classification : Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. : Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
ication 14 15 14 15 14? 15 14 15 14 : 15
1962 1961 : 1962: 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 1961
l: a a : e
Slaughter cattle. calves and vealers


Steers -


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


Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


700-900#
600-800


29.22
50.85
27.85
28.48
25.18
22.12


26.38

20.75


16.68
16.02
15.50
15.82


27.22
27.48
25.68
25.55
23.50
20.85


24.90

20.10


17.42
16.88
16.38
14.80


26.70
26.48
24.35
21.25


25.85
25.75
20.25


16.60
15.85
14.45
15.10


25.12
24.82
23.22
20.28


24.42
22.32
19.65


17.60
17.10
16.48
15.88


28.58
28.65
26.75
26.92
24.10
21.30


26.40
25.58
20.25


16.25
15.50
14.25
15.25


26.48
26.45
24.90
24.78
23.00
20.15


24.52
22.42
19.50


17.45
16.78
16.00
15.08


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26.58
26.58
25.62



25.25





15.88
14.75
13.75


24.05
24.05
21.75
19.25


25.538
21.12
18.75



16.75
15.25
14.25


27.50
27.58
25.62
22.50


26.25
25.00
21.50



15.88
13.75
11.50


24.58
25.75
23.00
20.50


25.68
22.00
19.25


--
15.75
14.25
12.75


Bulls Yrlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers 500-800f
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 500-55077
Choice "I
Good 300-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


20.00 19.80
19.75 20.55


-- 30.50
-- 27.00
-- 22.00


18.00 18.38
18.58 18.62


25.00
25.25
20.00


50.00
27.00
21.50


23.85
22.00
19.25


29.00
25.25
20.75


18.25 18.75
18.50 18.75


27.00
24.75
21.75


18.88 19.00


27.50
24.75
21.50


20.25 20.00


33.50
50.50
26.00


31.50
29.50
25.50


Feeder cattle and calves


- 26.75
- 24.50


28.00
26.62
24.75


26.90
24.40


27.50
24.75


26.58
24.38


-- -- 24.25 24.00 24.88 24.25
-- -- 22.38 20.75* 22.75 20.75*


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-- 29.50) 28.25
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25.50


51.75 --
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25.00)

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25.50) 26.00


27.25
26.00
25.00


26.75
24.58


24.75 24.75
21.75 21.75*



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29.75) 30.25
27.00)

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26.00) 28.25


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24.00


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- -- -- -- -- -T- -sT.- 7 r ?--- ----7 -- -T- -- T-7 --
: ', s 'Eight
: Louis $ Kansas* Sioux 'S. St. S. St.'Indian-' nkta.
Week ended :Chicago: Nat'l.s City : Omaha : City 'Joseph Paul :apolis coo-
I : Stock : : : s bined
: : Yards : : :: : :


AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 14, 1962 15.98 15.88 15.79 15.73 15.49 15.78 1
and Apr. 7, 1962 15.98 15.91 15.92 15.80 15.61 15.92 1
gilta Apr. 15, 1961 17.37 17.42 17.54 17.45 17.56 17.45 1
Apr. 14, 1962 13.37 13.44 13.74 13.64 13.38 13.84 1
Sows Apr. 7, 1962 13.48 13.62 13.96 15.55 15.56 13.76 1
Apr. 15, 1961 15.48 16.02 16.50 16.29 16.10 16.21 1
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Apr. 14, 1962 235 225 236 238 242 234
and Apr. 7, 1962 234 225 234 238 242 232
gilts Apr. 15, 1961 237 225 234 240 245 255
Apr. 14, 1962 456 424 417 424 427 413
Sows Apr. 7, 1962 448 4553 412 425 426 406
Apr. 15, 1961 450 411 426 424 436 421
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 14, 1962 20546 44927 14522 36783 38578 18265 3
and Apr. 7, 1962 24157 46675 13901 42602 42606 16888 5
gilts Apr. 15, 1961 28526 43068 13968 51745 28391 15529 5
Apr. 14, 1962 1969 3029 1030 4322 3277 1217
Sows Apr. 7, 1962 2317 3214 926 4505 3587 1412
Apr. 15, 1961 2735 3714 660 4285 2806 955


5.61 16.19 15.78
5.70 16.15 15.84
7.18 17.48 17.59
3.49 13.44 13.51
3.60 13.45 15.54
6.01 15.79 16.00

233 229 234
235 228 254
241 228 255
414 450 428
411 454 429
418 462 431


3863
4982
6822
3949
3575
35588


26766
28260
29166
2758
3097
2860


234250
250071
227215
21551
22651
21581


Apr. 14, 1962
Apr. 7, 1962
Apr. 15, 1961


Percentage of total
9 6 7 11
9 6 6 10
9 8 5 12


6 10 9
8 9 10
6 8 9


/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOLESALE VAIE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products v/I Hog prices 2/ 1 Gross spread
Wee- e-ded -~g -o t -- -- ------ or -/n /
Apr. 14, 1962 ............. $17.58 $16.45 $1.13
Apr. 7, 1962 ............. 18.01 16.42 1.59
Apr. 15, 1961 ............ 19.70 17.67 2.03
I/ 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.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO
: Barrows and
Week ended : gilts /
: Dollars per
: 100 pounds


AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
t Corn 2/ t Hog-corn
I No.3 yellow t price ratio
: Cents per : based on
: bushel : barrows and gilts


Apr. 14, 1962 ........... 15.98 111.3 14.4
Apr. 7, 1962 ........... 15.98 113.9 14.0
Apr. 15, 1961 ........... 17.37 106.4 16.3
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


SOWs -






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Demand for greasy domestic worsted wools in
the Boston market showed some improvement over
the previous week. Small supplies of practically
all grades of wools moved at very firm prices.
Woolen wools and noils continued slow,
limited.
Traoing continued very active in the terri-
tory States and in Texas with a substantial
quantity moving at strong prices. A fair volume
medium wools also moved in the fleece States at
firm prices.
The Australian auctions closed for Easter.
At the Wellington, New Zealand sale April 6
quotations were generally firm under keen compe-
tition with the Continent dominating. Prices in
the Cape markets were firm. Trade in South
America was slow with Montevideo quotations
slightly higher.
Fleece Wools A fair weight of mixed,
three-eighths, quarter and baby combing fleece
wools sold at $1.07 on a core while medium grade
fleeces brought from $1.05-1.07 clean basis and
medium grade baby combing wools moved at $1.02
on a core test. Country buyers were paying from
50-55# but mostly around 50# grease basis to the
growers.
Territory, Wools Graded 64s good French
combinF and staple territory wool sold on a core
test at $1.25 clean basis while graded 60/62s
good French and staple brought $1.15 on a core.
Range sales follow: In Montana, the Columbus
Pool sold at 56.70f while the Madison-Jefferson
Pool, fine and half, about 150,000 pounds sold
at 53..59,, the Park County Pool, fine and half,
about 100,000 pounds 54.280, the Stillwater Pool
of light shrinking mixed wools 450,000 pounds at
56.286, around Jefferson City, fine and half,
55,000 pounds 48-500, all grease basis. In the
Big Horn Basin area of Wyoming 30,000 pounds of
half-blood wool brought $1.12 clean basis de-
livered while 20,000 pounds mixed three-eighths
and half sold at 524 grease basis and 120,000
pounds of half, three-eighths and quarter at
50.750. Additional sales in northern Wyoming
around 75,000 pounds mixed grades ranged from
44-50f grease basis depending on shrink. Bulk
fine Wyoming wools in original bags were esti-
mated to cost around ;1.20 clean basis delivered
East. Buyers were paying up to 550 grease basis
in Utah and on the West Slope of Colorado. In
the Sacramento Valley of California buyers were
paying around 55-580.
Texas Wools A fair weight of 12 months
wools sold in Texas at $1.25-1.50, clean, while
8 months wools moved in modest volume at $1.08-
1.10 clean basis delivered.
Mohair Trade in mohair was very dull at
unchanged prices. Small odd lots sold at 661#
for adult and $1.011-1.061 for kid hair to the
warehouse.
Foreign Wools Except for a fair weight of
spot greasy "ontevideo wools, offerings of other
foreign wools were limited. Cabled quotations
at week's end follow with combing wools con-
verted to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields, in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed
:2.29 422 -
1.26 423 -
1.23 424 -
1.21 425 -
1.16


$1.15
1.05
.99
.95


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.88
854 .84
100 .82
107 .80
114 .78
121 .76
128 .75


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured Yields
7 $1.13 17 $1.07
8 1.12 22 1.06
12 1.11 25 1.05
47 1.09 27 1.04
48 1.06 28 1.02
52 1.05 52 .98
53 1.04 335 .94
Montevideo Super Skirted Wool


60/64s -
60s -
60/58s -


$1.05
1.03
.99


58/56s -
56/50s -
50s -


$.97
.96
.94


Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools re-
mained slow. Greasy Buenos Aires November
second clip wools were quoted nominal at 70-710,
and fleeces around 73-740 while New Zealand
fleeces were unchanged at 7, and early shorn
wools at 700, all clean wool fibers present.
An Argentine blend was offered for shipment at
700, a yellow Pakistan wool at 660 and a scoured
short staple off-white Spanish carpet wool at
62t, all clean wool fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
62s ave. 22" choice
$1.25
60s ave. 2" choice
4i.15
56/58s ave. 21" choice
$1.10-1.11


Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64s white fleece
$1.20-1.24
Aust. 64s fleeces and
pieces $1.12
Aust. 64s locks and
pieces 3.92


Noils
Choice Cape 64/70s Schlums. $.69
Good B. A. 62/64s .58
Good Dom. 56/58s nobles .57
Wool Tops Supplies of tops were small
with sales of fine and quarter-blood grades
slightly higher. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dam. D/C
70s $1.97 60s I.72S 70s 41.92 60s -
64s 1.94 58/60s 1.62N s -1.1 $1.66
62s (N Nominal) 7 60s


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 12, 1962
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.655 (Bid)
July wool tops 1.619 (Bid)
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.256 (Bid)
July wool 1.241 (Bid)
64s grade 2)" ave. stretched length







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIW

EASTERN SEABOARD The trend for steer
beef at most Eastern Seaboard markets was steady
to $1.50 higher, but New York showed declines
of 500-$1.00. Cow beef sold steady to $1.00
higher; veal steady to $3.00 higher, the full
advance at Philadelphia but New York was mostly
$1.00 higher. Lamb sold steady to $2.00 higher,
bulk sales about $1.00 higher; pork loins steady
to $2.00 lower; other cuts steady to $2.00
lower, however, Boston butts at Philadelphia
were $3.00 higher.
Prices were 50 to mostly $1.00 higher for
kosher steer forequarters. Veal, calf and lamb
sold $1.00-2.00 above a week ago.
Clearance was generally complete at the
several markets this week, although the closing
trade on pork loins at New York was very slow.
Moderately active trading on beef accompanied
generally fair demand, but chucks met narrow
demand in most areas. Ribs and loins moved
readily under broad demand, and there was some
advance buying for both local and resort dis-
tribution. Feature of small stock classes at
retail this week induced good activity for veal
and lamb and proved a stabilizing factor in the
price column. Baltimore reported fair to good
demand for pork loins which were otherwise slow.
Fresh skinned hams sold lower at most points
with only minor change on other cuts at various
markets.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold weak
to 50<4 lower, veal $2.00-3.00 higher, lamb
$1.00-2.00 higher, pork loins 8-16# $1.50-2.00
lower, Boston butts 4-8# 50r lower, spareribs
3# down unchanged.
The carcass beef and fresh pork supply was
normal with Good to average-Choice featuring
the beef division. Veal and lamb offerings
were moderate, slightly increased showing of
spring lamb on the lamb market.
Carcass beef trade was slow on each session.
Arm and squarecut chucks extremely slow during
the period, advance selling also falling below
normal proportions. Rounds started moderately
active, but slowed by midweek and late sales
were weak to slightly lower. Exceptionally
good demand prevailed on beef ribs and loins
with prices sharply higher. Rib supplies fell
short of demand in many quarters as dealers
were reluctant to break forces because of the
poor chuck movement. Veal in moderate demand
and followed a higher trend for the second con-
secutive week. Carcass lamb along with all
hindquarter cuts and ribs were in fair demand.


Lamb stews and shoulders cleared slowly. Lamb
replacement costs were substantially higher.
Demand was good for Boston butts at the out-
set but narrowed thereafter. Other pork cuts
slow, but loin prices were at 26-month low.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef trading was fairly active, mostly steady.
Cow and bull beef sold slow with prices
steady to $1.00 lower in the Pacific North-
west but was moderately active, steady to 504
higher in California. Calf met a broader
demand and sold steady to 500 higher in
Southern California, elsewhere trading was
slow and prices were steady. Spring lamb and
lamb prices were steady to mostly $1.00 lower
as demand narrowed. Spring lamb slaughter
now underway in the Portland-Seattle area.
A slow trade and poor demand prevailed for
fresh pork in California with prices steady
to $2.00 lower, the most decline was on 12-16#
loins in Los Angeles; occasional sales of
Boston butts were $1.00 higher in San Fran-
cisco; trading was moderately active in
Portland-Seattle at steady to $1.50 higher
levels except shoulders weak to 50# lower.
Cured pork was generally slow, mostly steady
in all areas.
Supplies about normal except spring
lamb and fresh pork above normal.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Steer and heifer beef prices
declined under rather narrow demand. Supplies
were normal and trading was slow. Steer
beef sold 250-$1.00 lower, mostly 50#-$1.00
lower. Heifer beef was largely 25-500 lower
at shipping centers and $1.00-1.50 lower at
Philadelphia. Cow beef sold 50# to $2.00
higher except at Denver where prices were
steady to 50# lower. Clearance was complete
on heifer and cow beef and near complete on
steer. Carcass lamb prices scored sharp
advances under good demand and slightly
below normal supplies. Prices were $1.00-
2.50 higher and clearance was good.
Trading was uneven on fully normal
supplies of pork products. Pork loins, butts
and fresh hams sold from 500-$2.50 lower.
Pork carcasses were uneven with prices 40#
lower at New York and steady to 250 higher
at Philadelphia.
Supplies of pork products were well
cleared at shipping centers.








WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York : Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification -
SApr. 14: Apr. 15: Apr. 14: Apr. 15: Apr. 14: Apr. 15: Apr. 14 Apr. 15
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#
Choice 600-700


Good


700-800
500-600
600-700


Heifer beef -
Choice 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 8-12I
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hass, sik. 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


48.35
45.35
45.10
42.55
42.80


60.50
53.00
49.00


44.25
43.45
41.95
40.70
40.95


62.40
52.40
46.90


43.88
43.38
41.75
41.50

43.88
43.88
40.75

55.00
51.50
47.75


41.62
40.62
39.00
39.00
40.88
40.12
37.88

60.50
52.75
48.25


44.75
43.75
43.00
42.12

43.50
43.50
41.75



55.50


40.88
59.38
40.50
39.12

39.50





52.00


43.22
42.50
42.00
41.00

42.75
42.25


-
40.34
59.00
59.50
38.50

40.25
39.25
39.00


39.90 39.50 38.50 38.50 39.50* 58.50* 39.00* 39.50*
39.90 59.50 38.50 38.50 39.50* 58.50* 39.00* 39.50*


42.60
35.60
40.50


46.10
59.00
41.25


46.00 45.50
48.00 47.25


38.70
33.12
38.00


43.30
57.30
38.00


46.50
52.75 50.50


45.25
40.50
45.00


47.75
42.50
46.50


51.50 46.50


44.12
36.38
40.00


45.75
42.00
42.00


49.38 45.25


47.00 49.00 50.00 53.25 51.50 54.50 48.50 54.00

30.00 35.50 33.25 58.25 33.75 55.75 34.00 54.50
13.75 17.25 14.00 16.58 17.50 18.00 16.75 17.62


*Spring lamb. BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED APRIL 15, 1962
C lassicati on Pri e aId FC.0 -B -: F d 11i vrd
Clasifictio- e-nv-er -fev- r T
Z--------------------------


Steer Peel -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weight
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb 01d Crop
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


41.75-42.00
41.75-42.00
42.00-42.25
38.00-40.00
38.00-40.00
38.00-40.00

41.75-42.00
41.75-42.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00

30.00
30.00

37.50-38.50
36.50-37.50
35.50-36.50
37.50-38.50
36.50-37.50
35.50-36.50


41.00
41.00
41.00

36.50-39.50
36.50-39.50

40.50
40.50
37.50-39.75
37.50-39.75

30.00


35.50-37.00
34.50-35.50
33.00-34.00
35.50-37.00
34.50-35.50
33.00-34.00


41.25-41.50
41.25-41.50
41.25-41.50

38.75-40.00
37.50-38.75

41.25
41.25
38.25-38.75
38.25-38.75

29.25
29.25

37.25-37.75
35.25-35.75
34.25
37.25-37.75
35.25-35.75
34.25


43.50-45.00
43.50-44.50
44.00-44.50
39.00-42.00
39.00-42.50
39.00-42.00


43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00

39.50-42.00
39.00-41.50


-- 43.00-43.50
-- 43.00-43.50



-- 31.00-32.00
-- 30.50-32.00


40.00-41.00
38.00-40.00
37.00-38.00
40.00-41.00
38.00-40.00
37.00-38.00


39.00-39.50
38.50
36.50-37.00
39.00-39.50
38.50
36.50-37.00


8-1w# 36.00-36.50


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


500-600W
600-700
500-600
600-700


ts -


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


- 35.25-35.50


l5#


- 37.00-38.00







MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE 1/- 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. Dol.
1957 ... 21.25 20.57 21.86 22.99 23.31 23.48 25.12 25.63 24.98 24.67 25.20 25.98 23.85
1958 ... 26.82 27.54 29.90 29.37 28.83 28.07 26.99 26.11 26.70 26.67 26.77 27.19 27.42
1959 ... 28.15 27.85 29.11 0.553 29.34 28.48 27.89 27.56 27.62 27.19 26.55 25.57 27.83
1960 ... 26.42 26.69 28.08 27.76 27.45 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 23.43 22.45 22.38 24.13 24.34 24.55 25.58 26.15 24.65
1962 ... 26.59 26.76 27.51
ALL GRADES
1957 ... 20.94 20.28 21.56 22.61 22.85 23.07 24.76 25.45 24.84 24.48 25.06 25.74 25.48
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 29.532 28.82 28.15 27.61 27.36 27.48 27.06 26.31 25.26 27.55
1960 ... 26.10 26.37 27.40 27.13 26.75 25.58 25.30 24.75 24.62 24.853 26.00 26.61 25.93
1961 ... 27.02 25.84 25.355 24.73 235.09 22.30 22.23 24.01 24.21 24.46 25.44 25.84 24.46
1962 ... 25.90 26.04 26.65
NOUTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/ SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE

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.
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 1,185
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
1962 ...1,169 1,170 1,173
ALL GRADES
1967 .. 1,148 1,157 1,151 1,143 1,140 1,136 1,120 1,124 1,126 1,131 1,138 1,141 1,137
1958 .. 1,141 1,129 1,114 1,118 1,119 1,132 1,138 1,145 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 1,153 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
1962 .. 1,155 1,147 1,142
MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ -- BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/
--------------------------------------- ---------------------- -- -
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.
1957 .. 17.89 17.16 17.25 17.95 18.24 19.65 20.79 21.27 19.34 17.20 17.01 18.45 18.29
1958 19.26 20.16 21.20 20.64 22.03 22.97 25.12 21.33 20.42 18.88 18.13 17.86 20.25
1959 .. 16.63 15.63 15.89 16.09 16.09 15.91 14.40 14.65 13.81 13.11 12.61 11.86 14.64
1960 12.65 13.56 15.55 15.96 16.03 16.88 17.74 16.91 16.59 17.30 17.56 17.27 15.96
1961 .. 17.355 18.13 17.55 17.04 16.37 16.60 17.87 18.33 18.18 16.85 15.97 16.70 17.16
1962 .. 16.98 16.69 16.51
-------------------------------------------------------------------
MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/ BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/
Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. r. : : May : June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct.: Nov.: Dec.: Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1957 .. 232 229 230 250 250 226 215 208 210 218 225 229 224
1958 .. 232 228 229 233 234 229 219 214 218 224 250 235 227
1959 .. 258 232 229 232 231 229 221 216 218 224 228 230 228
1960 .. 252 228 229 232 234 252 228 225 222 225 231 232 229
1961 .. 236 252 231 236 238 254 225 219 219 224 228 250 230
1962 .. 234 231 251
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ 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.




311


COLD STORAGE HOLDDIGS OF MEATS AND LARD, MARCH 31, 1962

Total red meat supplies generally are lower on April 1 than on March 1, but
this year a strong upturn in pork stocks and smaller gains in beef and other items
increased red meat holdings 51 million pounds to 548 million. Total meat supplies
were about 1 percent above average and 15 percent above April 1, 1961. Total pork
holdings increased 45 million pounds to 278 million on April 1. During March 1961,
stocks increased 9 million pounds and the average increase is 8 million pounds.
Frozen pork increased 38 million pounds to 235 million pounds on April 1 while cooler
pork stocks gained 5 million pounds to total 43 million. Beef stocks at 172 million
pounds on April 1, increased 2 million pounds during March which is in contrast to a
2 million pound reduction during March 1961 and the 5-year average reduction of 11
million pounds. Average stocks for April 1 are 155 million pounds.


UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, March 31, 1962, WITH
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)


COMPARISONS


March : March February March
Commodity 1957-61 av. 1961 1962 : 1962
---------------- 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 -Ib. 1,000 I b.


Beeft
Frozen .
In cure and cured .


141,440
11,989
155,429


151,619
9,886
141,505


158,801
10,640
169,441


159,848
11,738
171,586


Park, frozen:
Picnics .
Hams .
Bellies .
Loins .
Jowls .
Butts .
Spareribs
Trimmings
Other pork


. .



* .


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


Total .
Total pork .


* a a *


. .


Other meats and meat products!
Veal, frozen .
Lamb and mutton, frozen .
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams .
Other meats . .
Total all mats .


9,769 5,354 5,157 7,541
44,808 56,718 40,129 59,760
96,082 74,764 60,956 80,742
1/ 9,896 7,284 10,295
T/ 10,036 5,768 7,535
4,575 3,332 5,147
I/ 11,048 10,827 15,501
T/ 17,225 14,620 18,359
94,053 40,600 49,117 52,768
244,962 210,214 197,190 235,248

10,129 5,187 7,656 6,927
7,112 4,735 5,676 5,636
36,706 23,551 24,973 50,496
55,947 33,453 58,505 43,059
298,909 243,667 235,495 278,307

11,485 11,861 8,147 8,573
10,552 17,618 16,128 18,196

3/(67,850 58,762 42,576 46,259
( 23,944 25,259 25,394

542,225 477,357 496,846 548,115


Lard, rendered and refined 3/ 124,507 141,200 105,400 4/
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork .. 4,718 2,418 2,026 2,017
Beef . 4,166 2,510 1,989 1,839
-- ----------------------------------------------------------
1/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. 3/ In dry and
Sold storage as reported by Bureauof Census. 4/ Not available. 57 Government
holdings are included in the totals and consist-of reported stocks-held by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and otber Government Agencies.


Total . .


Total . .




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 1262 08500 5956
PO --o- -. === p


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


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-4/17/62
Permit 1001.


University of Florida
bU 'uments Librarian
1t-4-59 The University Librari!s
LS-CLS Gainesville, Fla.


SHEEP AND


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


Kansas Fort North
Classification :Chicago Omaha Kansas : ort Denver Ogden Port-
: City : Worth:lenver d
SLAUGHTER LAi


SLAUGHTER IA
Prime


Choice


(Wooled) 80-110#


Apr. 14, 1962....
Apr. 15, 1961....
Apr. 14, 1962....
Apr. 15, 1961....
Apr. 14, 1962....
Apr. 15, 1961....


18.70 18.70
17.82 --
18.18 18.28
17.58- 17,05'
16.85 17.12
16.25 15.98


20.02Z


-- 18.55


19.40- 19.00* 17.72 --
17.62* 17.0 5* 16.75 -
-- 17.00* 16.35 -5
16.58* 16.00* 15.75 -


16.75
14.75.*
16.25
14.50**

15.50
13.00-*


I


I


EWES: (Wooled) 90-150#
Good Apr..14, 1962.... 5.00 5.35 5.00 6.50** 5.50** 5.50**
Good & Ch. Apr. 15, 1961.... 7.05** 6.50 5.00 6.62 5.50**
Utility Apr. 14, 1962.... 5.25 5.55 4.75 6.00** 4.50** -- 5.25**
Cull & Util.Apr. 15, 1961.... 6.101* 5.38 4.25 5.50** 5.58 4.00**
Cull Apr. 14, 1962.... 5.00 4 4.00 4.00 5.50 5.50** -- 5.75**

FEEDER LAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80#
Fancy Apr. 14, 1962.... 17.00 16.80 -
Choice Apr. 14, 1962.... 16.50 15.80- 16.12 14.25
Good & Ch. Apr. 15, 1961.... 16.12 13.50 15.45 --
Good Apr. 14, 1962.... 14.75 14.45* 15.12 -- 13.00


*Spring lambs.
**mShorn basis.


MBS:


-