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MEAT


WEEKLY SUMMARY


WOOL Te AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL A ETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF A(, E
WASHINGTON 25, D.

Vol. 30, No. 17 pril 24, 1962
Week ended April /
Page
Livestock Market Reviews . 314
Livestock Market Receipts . . 317
Feeder Statistics . . 317
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and Slaughter
Cows in Salable Receipts ... 317
Steer Sale Statistics . . 318
Slaughter at Major Centers. . 3. 519
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . 319
Cattle Prices . . 320
Hog Prices . . . 521
Hog Purchase Statistics . . 522
Sheep and Lamb Prices. . . 551
Wool Market Review . . 525
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews *. .. 324
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices . 325
Special to this issue
Cattle and Calves on Feed, April 1, 1962 . 526
Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, March 1962 351
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned
Under Federal Meat Inspection, March 4-51, 1962. .. 328
United States Exports of Meats, February 1962 330
United States Exports of Livestock, February 1962 350
Retail Sales Value Comparisons of Choice Grade
Beef Carcasses, March 1962 . 532


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Salable cattle receipts at the 12 markets
totaled 194,000 compared 187,000 the previous
week and 215,000 a year earlier. Slaughter
steers and heifers at most midwest centers
closed steady to 25# higher as midweek advances
more than offset early declines. However, at
Chicago high-Choice and Prime slaughter steers
sold steady to $1.00 lower. Cows were steady
to 500 higher. Feeder cattle and calves sold
steady to 500 lower. Barrows and gilts were
steady to 750 higher, mostly 25 to 500 up. Old-
crop slaughter lambs were uneven, steady to 500
lower at several points, but steady to 50#
higher at Chicago, Sioux City, Denver and Fort
Worth. Spring slaughter lambs sold steady to
$1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steer and heifer supplies at the seven markets
were little changed from last week, but sub-
stantially below a year ago. Prices rallied
at midweek as demand for carcass beef at whole-
sale levels for post-raster trade improved and
at most terminals early week downturns were
more than erased leaving prices steady to 250
higher. However, at Chicago where bulk of the
high-Choice and Prime steers were offered, non-
slaughter Kosher holidays narrowed demand for
these kinds and they sold steady to $1.00 lower.
This the second week Prime grade steers sold
lower at Chicago. Cows were steady to 50f
higher, except St. Paul 50# lower. Bulls sold
steady to 50# lower and vealers steady to $2.00
lower. Slaughter steers and heifers grading
average-Choice and below made up the majority
of the run at most terminals. The percentage
of feeder cattle and calves continued rather
small for this season of the year.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago on Monday,
three loads Prime 1148-13927Y $32.00, but on
Wednesday only three loads sold above $31.00.
Most Prime 1200-13EO, $30.75-51.25, high-
Choice and mixed-Choice and Prime 315.-24'?="
$28.75-50.75. Choice bulked at $27.00-29.00.
At other terminals high-Choice and Prime 1066-
1360# $27.50-28.50, most Choice $25.75-27.25,
mixed Good and Choice $25.25-25.75, Good $23.00-
25;25.
Slaughter heifers: High-Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime $26.50-27.50, Prime up to
$28.00 at Chicago. Choice largely Z25.25-26.50,
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 Receipts of
feeder cattle ane calves at midwest markets
were somewhat larger than the moderate numbers
of the previous week but fell a little short of
the same week a year ago. Good and Choice
grades predominated but scattered shipments of


mixed Choice and Fancy grades also were marketed.
A fairly large percent of ruppliep consisted of
450-7F.-' steers, while a moderate number was in
the 800-11'`,:' range. Most of the latter already
had received a start on grain feeds. In a re-
action from the higher trend of recent past
weeks, prices generally were steady to 500 low-
er. At some markets, where supplies were small,
prices were mostly steady but at Sioux City
where numbers were relatively liberal the market
was 500 and in some extremes $1.00 lower.In some
areas the press of field work tended to keep
country buyers away from market centers but the
current weakness also indicated a definite
lessening in the early spring urgency in demand
for cattle to place on grass.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice ECO--105-
$22.00-25.00, three loads partly fattened 10404
included at *??F. *; few loads Choice and mixed
Choice and Fancy F,''-900-. 25.?5-26.25.
Scattered -hipnents Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy 575-65.CF 2.5,?-50.00, load thin 545#
$32.00. Other 55-7.'I steers of Good and
Choice grades ranged $23.50-28.00; Medium and
mixed Medium and Good ?50-75> $19.50-24.00, few
Medium dairybreds $18.50-19.00.
Feeder heifers: Limited number Choice 515-
64:' $26.00-27.50; other Good and Choice 525-
7?.1 $21.00-25.75, several loads Choice 6P3-753#
included at $25.00-25.50.
Feeder calves: Choice and mixed Choice and
Farcy Sni-SE-A' steers $27.00-32.50, Good and
Choice sold from .24.'.-.0:. Good and Choice
350-S. '- heifers ranged :22.50-28.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Hog supplies at
12 markets totaled 501,000 compared with
305,000 the previous week and 304,000 a year
ago. On Monday, hog receipts were liberal and
lower prices prevailed throughout the area. How-
ever, on the following trade sessions price ad-
vances more than offset Yondayls declines. Com-
pared with the previous weeks close, barrows
and gilts sold steady to 75# higher, mainly 25-
500 up. Sow prices were mainly steady to 25#
higher, some sales 50-75# up at St. Paul,Indian-
apolis and Sioux City. No. 1-3, 200-2e8C?
butchers comprised bulk of the receipts and most
centers reported an increased showing above
*"', The percentage sows in the run was quite
varied, ranging from 5 percent at Kansas City
to 12 percent at St. Paul.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 190-24.0C
$16.25-16.75, $16.75-17.25 at Chicago and
Indianapolis. No. 1-3, 19)-25C', $15.75-16.50,
largely $16.00-16.50.
Sows: No. 1-3, 270-400, $13.75-14.75. No.
2-3, 4,-", C1 .0 "-14.25.
Feeder pigs were fully steady at Sioux
City with Good and Choice 140-1651 selling at
14., -1.00 n. At St. Paul, prices were strong









to 254 higher, Choice "l brought 21E.00-
15.50.
Uogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
receipts totaled 291,000 head, compared rith
15 ,000 last week and 509 ,000 the corresponding
week last year. U. S. 2-3, 2C'-26- barrows
and gilts comprised bulk of butcher supply.
Sows made up fully 7 percent of receipts. Late
sales of 1I5-24 = barrows and gilts were steady
to 15 higher than previous Friday,, heavier
butchers l5-205 higher; sows steady to 25f
higher.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3,
2?'-235'- sold at $15.25-16.00, U. S. 1-2 mainly
E15.75.-l.25.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 27,'-4',? largely $13.25-
14.75; No. 2-3 400-550 : 12.00-13.75.
HoEs Interior Illinois Receipts
totaled 86,600, compared with 111,600 last week
and 97,400 a year earlier. Demand only fair
throughout the week. Late price upturns more
than offset early week losses as 125-24C-- bar-
rows and gilts closed 15-25f higher while
butchers over 25C-= closed mostly 25# higher.
Sows sold steady to 25# higher.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-3
185-240= $15."5-16.25; most west central areas
015.75-15.90; sore yr-23?.=- $16.35-16.50; 60
head sorted No. 1-2 213--' :11.75. No. 1-3 230-
2.O- $15.25-15.75.
Sows U. S. 1-3 25C-S5C4 $15.75-14.75;
few 15.00. No. 1-3 350-C,40 $13.25-13.75.
No. 2-3 400-EOC0 S12.25-13.50.

HEFEP AND LAMPS receipts s at the 12 termi-
nals numbered 89, 0--0 head, compared 94,000 last
week and 108,000 a year earlier. Slaughter
lamb prices strengthened on early sessions at
many points, but downturns on dressed lamb
coupled with moderate marketing at terminals
served to ease demand at midweek and many late
sales tended lower. Compared with last week's
close, old-crop slaughter lambs were uneven,
steady to 50f lower at most points, however, at
Derver, Sioux City, Fort Worth and Chicago,
prices were steady to 25#, instances 500 higher.
Spring slaughter lambs were steady to $1,.00
lower. Slaughter ewes steady to 500 higher.
Feeding and shearing lambs were steady to 25#
higher except for 50# declines at Omaha.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: lUooled Bulk
Choice and few Prime 80-117', closed at $17.50-
18.50, limited volume earlier 18P.60-19.25. Few
shipments Choice 116-1235 $17.50-18.25. Good and
Choice 85-124 $16.00-10.OO. Shorn Choice
with Prime end 79-114, No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
?17.00-18.00 few loads 94-109? No. 1 and fall
shorn pelts .18.25-1.EO; Choice with No. 2-3
pelts 216.00-17.50.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
90-105/ $19.00-21.50, closing levels largely
S19.00-20.50. Good and Choice 68-96Y $17.00-
19.50
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $4.00-
7.00, shorn '3.00-6.50.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 80-104#


wooled '16.0-17.50, Good and Choice $11.00-
16.00. At Fort dorth Choice and Fancy under 7-
spring feeders $16.25-16.50, Good and Choice 50-
65# .14. "'-1 .,',.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area numbered 9,600
head, compared 15,600 a week earlier and 16,500
a year ago. Despite the sharp reduction in
mnarketings, prices worked lower with decline on
dressed lamb a primary factor contributing to
the downturns. Compared last week's close,
wooled old-crop slaughter lambs sold weak to
fully 500 lower and shorn lambs finished 25f-
75# lower. Marketings of spring slaughter lambs
were insufficient to provide a price test.
Slaughter ewes sold steady. Old-crop slaughter
lambs comprised about 85 percent of receipts
with near equal distribution between wooled and
shorn.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: Wooled, Choice
with Prime end 85-115 delivered to packing
plants $17.50-18.00, sparingly .`18.25-18.50.
Choice 115-125#, along with Good and Choice 80-
115- $16.50-17.75. Shorn, Choice and few Prime
80-110# No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $17.00-18.00,
few consignments high yielding lambs No. 1 and
fall shorn pelts c1E.25-18.50; Choice with No.
2-3 peits $16.50-17.50. Good and Choice 80-110#,
No. 1-3 pelts '16.CO-17.50.
Spring slaughter lambs: Few lots Choice
and Prime 60-100 $U20.00-21.00, early but
closing levels $19.00-20.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $3.00-
5.00, shorn $2.50-4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDIOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent f.o.b.
some with short haul and 3 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
moderately active, steady. Feeder cattle and
calves fairly active, firm. Spring lambs
active, steady, supplies limited in Arizona.
Slaughter steers: Current to June de-
livery California and Arizona, 12,650 Good
and Choice 875-1250# $25.00-27.25. Two loads
average to high-Choice 1075# $28.00; 6,450
Standard to mostly Good 750-11507 '23.00-25.75.
September delivery, 475 expected Choice 1000-
10254 25.00. Utah, 280 high-Good and mostly
Choice 1050-1125# C25.00-25.50 for current de-
livery.
Slaughter heifers: For up to June de-
livery California and Arizona, 2,100 Good to
mostly Choice 800-1000: $25.00-26.00; five
loads Choice e75-925- -26.50-27.00.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 600
Choice and Fancy 450-600C $28.00-50.00; 8,000
Good and Choice 500-800# .24.00-25.25. Immedi-
ate to June delivery; 1,400 Medium 610-850#
$22.00-23.80. Steers and heifers, 1,200 Choice
4C00-400-, steers 26.00-28.00, heifers $24.00-









26.00. Fall delivery, 300 Choice to weigh 600-,
steers $24.00, heifers 322.00.Heifers,600 Choice
and Fancy 400-500,r $26.00-26.50; 1,100 Good and
mostly Choice 600-725, 22.O0-23.50.
Spring lambs: California, 900 Choice and
Prime 90-103/ slaughter 718.25-18.50; 75,200
Choice and Prime 90-1C.' slaughter and includ-
ing some -rith Choice and Fancy 70-90/ feeder
ends 317.50-18.00, immediate to May 10 de-
livery; 1,250 Choice and Fancy 80-87j, feeders
$17.00-18.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOVING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading direct at feed-
lots was rather active with slaughter steers
and heifers selling fully steady. Several
packer buyers expressed a preference for steers
and turned to heifers only to secure desired
numbers. This week's direct purchases of about
18,000 head is the largest of record.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 4,400 average
and high-Choice 1150-1225/ 326.75-27.10; 5,400
Choice 1075-1',' 2 P. ..00-26.75; 600 high-Good
and low-Choice 11C0-1175 824.90-26.00, 250
Standard and Good l."0--0!. $22.25-23.50.
Western Nebraska, 600 Choice 12?0-!?.25 $26.00-
26.50, 500 high-Good and low-Choice 1100-1200;,
:25.25-25.90.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 100 average-
Choice to Prime 1CC '2?.25; 3,100 average
and high-Choice 950-1075-, $25.75-26.00;
1,700 Choice 800-1000# ;.-.25-2.75; 500
high-Good and low-Choice 975-1'CO-' 24.0'-25.25;
200 mostly Good "0-92E '23.fO-24.00. -estern
Kansas, 300 Choice 975-1CYN' .;25.35-25.80.
Western Nebraska, 300 Choice 950-975,' $25.85.
Feeder cattle and calves: 1,400 Good to
mostly Choice 725-850/ steers '"5.50-24.00; 500
Choice "4'- $26.00. 600 mostly Choice 550-700Q/
heifers 523.75-24.00.
Sheep and lambs: Sales confirmed on
14,000 head. Slaughter lambs sold steady to
25# higher. Colorado, Choice and Prime 105-
12'- wooled lambs 116.'0-1P.75. Choice and Prime
97-122- shorn lambs, mostly No. 2 pelts,
"16.25-17.25. 2,600 Medium to Good aged bred
shorn ewes to start lambing 'ay- 10 sold at
t9.25 to mostly ,10.00 per head.

NEm iEXICO, WVST TEXAS, ".TSTI-' OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers moderately active, steady to
250 higher. Limited sales feeder cattle mostly
steady, old-crop slaughter lambs and old-crop
feeders steady, spring feeder lambs 500 to
$1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: 20 loads mostly Choice
1050-11507 $25.00-25.50; bulk high-Good to
average-Choice 1000-11.50, $24.50-25.25, Good
to low-Choice, 850-1000 $22.75-24.50.
Slaughter heifers: Choice 800-950 $24.50-
25.00; bulk mixed Good and Choice 900-9001
$24.00-24.50.
Feeder cattle and calves: For immediate
delivery, 1075 mostly Choice steers 500-7T"O
323.50-25.00.


Slaughter lambs: 2,000 mostly Choice with
No. 1 and 2 pelts 97-1rcO 515.00-16.25. May 10-
25 delivery: 2,500 Choice and Fancy feeders and
Choice and Prime slaughter spring lambs 75-80?
$18.00.
Feeder lambs: 1,500 Choice and Fancy
spring lambs 65-707 $15.00-16.00; 3,400 Choice
old-crop lambs, 75-95F-, No. 1 and 2 pelts
13. 00-14.00.
Amarillo area: Slaughter cattle moderate-
ly active, steady to 25S higher; feeder cattle
and calves slow, fully steady.
Slaughter steers: 600 Good to mostly
Choice 1000-D1"00 t23.50-25.00.
Slaughter heifers: 700 Good and Choice
600-1'-"n'.- S24.00-25.00; 200 Standard and Good
58C-6:4.7- 323.00-23.75.
Feeders: 600 Good and Choice 595-7506
steers $23.75-26.00. May delivery, 150 Choice
57c-"Cf','i heifers v23.75-24.00; 600 Good and
Choice steer calves 460- $26.00. For July de-
livery 200 Good to mostly Choice 50Q? steers
$26.50-27.00, heifers $24.50-25.00. September-
October delivery, 900 Choice and Fancy steers
7C0-725- 125.00; 1,400 Good and Choice 700-750#
322.40-23.50; 400 Choice mixed 700-8257,steers
. 23.25, heifers K22.''.

IDAHO, OREGON AND ''ASHINGTON Moderate
volume slaughter cattle fairly active, mostly
steady. Feeder cattle and calves steady. Old-
crop slaughter lambs 25-50# lower. Seasonally
small volume spring lambs steady to weak.
Slaughter steers: Washington-Oregon,Good
to mostly Choice 1CO0-125Cr' 26.00-27.00.Mostly
Choice 1050# $27.50. Standard and Good 10f0i
22.50-23.00. Idaho Good to mostly Choice
1050-ll] :- 326.00-26.50.
Slaughter heifers: Jashington-&.regon,Good
to mostly Choice 5c0-1000' .25.00-25.25, May-
June delivery; mostly Choice 90D0 high-yielding
$25.50-25.75. Idaho, Good to mostly Choice 825-
9g.r,- L24.F0-25.00.
Feeder cattle and calves: "ashington -
Oregon, mostly Choice 55r.-700e steers C25.50-
26.50. Choice to weigh 4C0,': steers,$26.50,heif-
ers '24.5,, October delivery. Choice 500-635-1
heifers Z24.50-25.00 delivered.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon, Good to mostly
Choice, 94-1C'0B old-crop shorn No. 2-3 pelts
'15.75-17.00, mostly Z16.00-16.25. Choice and
Prime 84-100i spring lambs mostly V20.00, few
under 1'?0- 20.25.

NONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Cattle:
Sales confirmed on very limited volume at fully
steady prices.
Feeder cattle: 150 head Choice and Fancy
430. steer calves $.?,00, load Choice 4001
heifer calves 327.50, load Good and Choice 550#
short-yearling steers $26.00, 100 head Good
stock cows with calves at side $275.00 per pair.
Wool: Trade fairly active, sales confirmed
on 75,000 ewe fleeces mostly mixed fine and
half-blood at 50-550, 2,000 fleeces at 56.05#,
few sales moderate shrinking 46.55-47.50#.








WEEKII RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S Cattle : Calves os S he aa4 ambs
Market : Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 21: Apr. 22 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 t Apr. 21 t Apr. 22
1 1962 2 1961 t 1962 1961 t 1962 1961 S 1962 t 1961
hicagoe ....... 25,539 37,070 83 159 26, 527 : .626 2,688 3,556
Denver ...... 5,929 9,248 406 295 5,796 5,475 10,529 1.. ,7
Fort Worth .... 4,494 7,245 641 659 1,581 24,415 30,965
Indianapolis .. 5,846 7,412 551 521 28:.: 5,46 676 766
Kansas City ... I?,!14 22,591 843 534 16,549 17,740 9,657 9,609
Oklahoma City 9,677 7,452 542 675 5,570 3,566 1,789 2,998
Omaha ....... 3.1J 58,829 557 75 -, : 44,249 '55 12,873
St. Joseph .... 17,208 15,148 592 425 .. 27,67 1,- 9.1.
St. Louis NSI 14,566 1:,:1 1. 1,569 47,4E 5,27 ... 2,51
Sioux City .... 28,050 25,586 1,152 415 4-,. 5. ,490 6,431
Sioux Falls ... 11,495 8,694 131 55 .915 .99 4,566 6,142
So. St. Paul .. 19,164 19,689 :,. :- 4,418 59. 4,99 5,485 7,435
Total ....... 194,001 212,575 11,266 9,674 &51,577 .,471 89,459 107,825
A 14 1962 18 8_4 1 o..
te----- s --------
nTERIOR IOwA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Apr. 21, 1962 Apr. 14, 1962 Apr. 22, 1961
Hogs ...... 291,000 15,000 509,000-
Sheep ..... 9,6 15,6 16, 5:
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 86,600 111,600 97,400 *Revised.
-- -- -- ---- -..---- S B S I^ i -A m o - --m ~ '' ~ ~ ~
FEEDER CATTLE, AVERAGE COST WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
t Week ended I Month T z--" months
t Apr.19 Apr. 12 Apr. 20' Mar. Maar. ~ Jan.-Mar.
1962 1962 -*1 1962 1961 1962 1961


Steers 1001# up ......... 693
901-1000 ......... 2,561
801-900 .......... 2,892
701-800 .......... 4,755
501-700......... 457
Total steers 10 markets.... 24,516
AV. wt. 0 0 .... 710%
AT. coet* w .*.. 524.90
' Chicago ...... 24.64
' Kansas City... 24.84
w Omaha ........ 24.96
, w S. St. Paul... 22.99
'" Sioux City.... 26.16
S *Denver ....... 24.00
Ft. Worth .... 23.48
Oklahoma City. 24.04
S S. St. Joseph. 24.92
St. Louis NST. 24.15
Total calves 10 markets.. 6,085
" heifers ,, .... 4,719
S cows .... 461


465 764
1,791 2,014
2, 97a 3,295
3,547 3,426
.,20:1 10 67o
21,001 20,169
7.:= 71? !
.2: .10 2 :.95.
24.62 22.98
7.c.40 24.18
25.02 25.53
21.25 22.85
26.92 25.18
25.c"' 23.27
23.94 22.19
24.68 22.89
24.82 25.08
23.78 23.34
7,152 5,617
3,550 2,932
516 595


2,119
7,554
12,963
12,060
45g645_
78,341

$24 .05
25.37
24.56
24.49
21.12
24.74
23.52
25.45
23.87
24.47
25.55
29,25.
12,644
2,168


2,801 5,584
8,444 22,929
11,836 3S,8617
15,660 36,206

92,430 205,397
6 97, 721=
$24.09 $25.71
22.95 22.90
24.50 23 .,7
23.70 23.97
21.653 21.54
25.59 24.95
24.77 24.02
23.22 23.22
23.55 25.68
24.38 25.81
23.06 23.1
34,324 115,527
15,179 355,614
2,280 7,594


* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
SChi-gKan-: '.S t. St. Siotu S.St. Indian-' Den- Ft. Okla.tWich-t San
Week ended eago s Oaha Loui City Paul apolis ver Worth 'City 'its Antonio
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Feeders
Apr. 20, 1962 2 48 15 15 10 40 10 8 5 65 64 50 50
Apr. 13, 1962 5 50 15 17 11 52 8 8 5 75 68 46 50
Apr. 21, 1961 2 47 10 11 8 21 6 12 8 55 55 44 50
Slaughter cows
Apr. 20, 1962 4 8 8 5 9 5 20 12 15 15 8 15 15
Apr. 13, 1962 5 8 8 5 10 5 20 10 15 10 8 13 15
Apr. 21, 1961 5 7 8 7 9 5 19 12 10 20 10 12 15


10,207
26,155
41,5.2.5
47,031
- 13670
261,686
715-
$24.24
25.17
24.19
24.25
21.89
25.85
25.18
23.43
23.39
25.87
25.00
134,649
37,540
9,248








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.
Grade- -
S_ Wsek ended
Apr. 19 : Apr. 20: Apr. 19: Apr. 20 Apr. 19 p Apr. 20 Apr. 19 Apr. 20
---2- 96 ----------- 962_ _9UI_ 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


1,066 5,351 6.0 11.6
10,288 17,563 58.1 60.6
5,415 6,560 30.6 22.6
675 1,187 3.8 4.1

255 301 1.5 1.1
17,699 28L962
OMAHA
108 75 .6 .4
7,944 8,178 45.1 44.5
8,563 8,939 48.6 48.6
960 996 5.4 5.4
48 201 .53 1.1
17 ,623 18,389
SIOUX CITY
18 81 .2 .7
4,287 6,432 36.6 51.7
6,757 4,875 57.6 39.1
570 1,063 4.8 8.5
97 -- .8 --
- _11,729 -.- ,4 -. : I.

12 -- .2 --
2,258 2,959 39.7 42.0
2,942 3,473 52.2 49.3
402 577 7.2 8.2

41 52 .7 .5
5,635 7,041
ST. LOUIS NSY


1,256 1,265 50.29 27.25
1,176 1,204 27.47 25.12
1,081 1,136 25.31 23.35
1,025 1,025 22.28 21.51

1,048 1,012 20.02 19.32
1,143 1 ,16 26.77 24.81

1,145 1,255 27.83 25.59
1,151 1,182 26.25 24.00
1,077 1,101 24.70 22.70
1,101 1,115 21.22 19.50
1,001 1,018 19.44 18.15
- ,112 1,138 25.24 23.10

1,336 1,289 28.60 26.95
1,158 1,178 26.28 24.28
1,099 1,155 24.66 235.50
1,104 1,083 20.53 19.75
1,006 19.02 -
-L32o 1,515 25..Q4_ L r_6

1,086 W- 27.00 --
1,135 1,159 26.09 24.28
1,030 1,087 24.67 23.17
1,052 1,079 20.90 20.01

934 1,022 19.68 17.97
1,075 1,116 24.97 23.38


Prime........ -
Choice......... 1,364 617 20.4 9.5
Good........... 4,522 3,990 64.6 61.2
Standard....... 788 1,838 11.8 28.2
Commercial..... -- --
Utility........ 215 75 3.2 1.1
All grades..... 6,689 6,520
"~~~ 11111111 S. ST. '-OSm1


1,108
1,034
994

1,043
1,045


1,043 26.18 24.71
1,024 24.67 23.21
981 22.05 20.87

960 19.64 18.74
1,013 24.54 22.67


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


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


3,370 3,190 55.6 44.8 1,140
5,PC'2 5,454 59.3 48.4 1,073
484 485 5.1 6.8 1,080

9,456 7,129 1,097
- -- -- -- -- -- -plD M -- --- -- -


1,505
670
59

2,234


39
2,843
477
221
21
3,601


-- 1.1 --
67.4 79.0 1,167
30.0 13.2 1,087
2.6 6.1 984
-- .6
1,138


1,150 26.28 24.11
1,098 24.84 22.82
1,142 21.32 19.86

1,115 25.20 25.20


1,347 24.50
1,179 25.97 24.02
1,128 24.36 22.95
1,071 20.08 19.03
1,051 .. 18.00
1,166 25.58 25.57


1/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A.M.S.






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
S Cattle Calves Hoes Sheep and lambs
City or Area Ar pr .22 Apr TAr71 -2 T-A-pri TA-Tpr@ T2 A .I TApr 2-2
: 1962 s 1961 t 1962 1 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Boston, New York City Area .... 8,812
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 7,831
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 18,961
Chicago Area .................. 14,702
St. Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 26,024
St. Louis Area ................ 10,809
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 23,366
Omaha Area .................... 35,017
Kansas City ................... 15,672
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 31,608
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 5,771
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 10,150
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 19,403
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 8,706
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 27,517
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 23,827
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 7,649
Total ...................... 293,825


12,608
8,185
19,521
16,265
28,463
10,808
25,168
37,920
16,407
31,004
6,184
10,118
19,783
11,655
25,171
28,018
8,059


Accumulation to date ..... 4,947,572
4,755,621


7,673
1,787
3,640
6,324
15,911
1,090

148

7,845
2,078
2,703
732
3,405
89
2,431
220


10,135 41,556
2,293 52,669
3,861 126,350
5,098 49,260
16,255 108,504
1,283 78,030
-- 99,586
137 87,719
-- 35,186
8,495 268,000


2,729
3,369
920
4,049
215
2,073
259


53,382
26,559
46,658
18,363
17,476
31,969
15,555


42,540
29,602
120,584
37,791
101,575
77,009
94,942
78,601
35,919
276,947
58,442
31,661
42,850
15,995
14,909
25,452
15,593


25,493
4,862
11,150
6,781
10,215
4,515
9,064
11,187

32,338


10,327
32,137
40,625
37,737
5,501


39,494
4,774
11,755
5,480
15,044
4,311
11,656
17,224
--
36,430
--m

9,518
37,007
40,539
45,904
7,087


56,074 1,136,822 241,932
61 69 1,100,590 _21632a3
996,391 18,755,078 4,299,424
1,029,341 17,868,110 4,211,004


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- .-- -- -- -- -- y^^- -i- --- -- -
Beef V-eal Lexpcl._lard). a uIttn : Total Total
Week ended Num- od. : Nu- Prod : Nu- : Num- : Prod. met lard
b her ber : ber : Prd. ber t prod. prod.
1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b.il.2b.millb.


Apr. 21, 1962 .......
Apr. 14, 1962 .......
Mar. 31, 1962 1/....
Apr. 22, 1961 T/....

Percentage change from:


216.0
220.1

227.6


11.3
11.7

11.1


1325
1345
1388
1272


184.4
188.0

178.6


13.0 424.7
15.5 435.3

15.0 432.3


41.8
42.7


Apr. 14, 1962 ....... -1 -2 -5 -3 -1 -2 -15 -16 -2 --
AE'r. 2. 1961 ........ -4 -5 2 2 4 3 -11 .,-1.3 -2 --
------------------------ --------------ac
v'g --- - Averaie Lard
-Week ended - per

SLive .Dressed. Live D-ressed. e Live eDressed: 100 lb.
L]*amd Lv _e Ll..te j


Apr. 21,
Apr. 14.
Mar. 31,
Apr. 22,


1962 ....... 1035
1962 ....... 1040
1962 ....... 1030
1961 ....... 1048


15.8


I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.













Classification


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard

Heifers -
Choice 700-900#
Good 600-800
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls Yr1gs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : --- -- ---- North

: Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
SApr.. Apr. Apr.* Apr. : Apr. Apr. : Apr., Apr. Apr. : Apr.
" 21 22 21 22 21 22 21 22 : 21 A 22
S1962 1961 1962 2 1961 1962 1961 1962: 1961 .1962 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


28.48
30.10
27.538
28.00
25.08
22.12


26.45

20.82


16.98
16.55
15.70
14.20


26.95
27.18
25.05
24.92
23.00
21.00


24.58

19.95


17.72
17.55
16.70
15.20


20.00 20.20
19.75 20.72


30.50
27.00
22.00


26.55
26.40
24.25
21.05


25.88
25.75
20.25


16.85
16.08
14.70
15.32


25.02
24.55
22.92
20.25


24.38
22.25
19.52


17.55
16.82
16.35
15.18


18.00 18.38
18.38 18.62


25.00
25.25
20.00


50.00
27.00
22.00


24.00
22.00
19.00


29.00
25.10
20.75


28.38
28.82
26.88
27.05
24.08
21.25


26.45
25.38
20.25


16.50
15.62
14.50
15.25


26.35
26.25
24.72
24.60
22.65
19.85


24.30
22.28
19.50


17.58
16.62
15.85
14.98


18.75 18.98
19.00 18.90


27.00
24.75
21.75


27.50
24.75
21.50


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26.00
26.00
25.538



25.25
-
-



15.88
14.75
135.75



18.88


23.82
25.82
21.60
19.05


23.28
21.05
18.75



16.85
15.50
14.35


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27.00

25.12
22.50


25.75
24.50
21.75


19.00
15.75
15.75
11.50


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23.75
23.00
22.75
20.50


25.38
21.75
19.25


17.00
16.25
14.25
15.00


19.00 20.25 20.50


335.00
50.00
26.00


51.50
29.50
25.50


Feeder cattle and calves


Steers 500-800ff
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 300-550i
Choice "
Good 300-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good
*Medium and Good.
*Medium and Good.


-
26.75
24.50


28.00
26.62
24.75


26.65
24.15


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27.50
24.75


- -- 24.25 24.00 24.88
.- -. 22.25 20.75* 22.75


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25.75)

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- 25.00) 25.50
25.25)


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29.75)
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26.00)
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26.25
24.38

24.25
20.75*




29.00



26.00


27.50
26.25
25.25


26.75
24.38


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25.00
24.25


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S : ------------ ---


Week ended


AVERAGE COST -


Barrows Apr.
and Apr.
gilts Apr.
Apr.
Sows Apr.
Apr.


21,
14,
22,
21,
14,
22,


AVERAGE WEIGHT -


I Louis : Kansas: : Sioux 'S. St. S. St.'Indian-' lkts.
:Chicago: Nat'l.: City Omaha : City :Joseph : Paul 'apolis s con-
: : Stock : s : bined
: : Yards : : : : : : t
Dollars per 100 pounds
1962 16.14 16.02 15.66 15.73 15.52 15.72 15.68 16.27 15.83
1962 15.98 15.88 15.79 15.75 15.49 15.78 15.61 16.19 15.78
1961 17.23 17.05 16.89 17.10 17.00 16.84 16.90 17.36 17.05
1962 13.47 13.64 13.74 13.68 13.36 13.80 13.50 13.62 13.58
1962 13.57 13.44 13.74 13.64 15.38 13.84 13.49 15.44 15.51
1961 15.49 15.82 16.05 16.08 15.95 15.95 15.65 15.62 15.84
Pounds


Barrows Apr. 21, 1962 232 225 238 239 244 235 234
and Apr. 14, 1962 235 225 236 238 242 254 25533
gilts Apr. 22, 1961 237 229 257 242 246 239 240
Apr. 21, 1962 445 426 419 429 427 411 411
Sows Apr. 14, 1962 456 424 417 424 427 415 414
Apr. 22, 1961 445 417 426 416 450 427 417
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 21, 1962 21532 45134 14787 38910 39432 19633 29512
and Apr. 14, 1962 20546 44927 14522 36783 58578 18265 355865
gilts Apr. 22, 1961 24964 46689 16124 55690 30028 25110 29914
Apr. 21, 1962 2125 2801 850 4324 3504 1520 4050
Sows Apr. 14, 1962 1969 3029 1050 4522 5277 1217 5949
Apr. 22, 1961 2296 3704 1042 6298 5759 1821 3507
SOWS Percentage of total
Apr. 21, 1962 9 6 5 10 8 7 12
Apr. 14, 1962 9 6 7 11 8 6 10


Apr. 22, 1961 8 7 6 15 11
I/ Weighted average.


7 10


230 235
229 254
230 257
450 427
450 428
456 427

24440 233380
26766 234250
25958 254457
2243 21417
2758 21551
2782 25209


8 8
9 8
10 10


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ t Gross spread
Wekede rout -' -or margin 3/
Apr. 21, 1962 ............ $17.58 $16.68 $ .90
Apr. 14, 1962 ............ 17.58 16.45 1.13
Apr. 22, 1961 ............ 19.28 17.58 1.70
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
_/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO
: Barrows and
Week ended : gilts 1/
: Dollars per
: 100 pounds

Apr. 21, 1962 ......... 16.14
Apr. 14, 1962 ......... 15.98
Apr. 22, 1961 ......... 17.23
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


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

110.4 14.6
111.3 14.4
108.6 15.9





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Wool buyers continued active in the domestic
primary markets taking uF all grades of .-rEa.v
combing wools while trading was slow in the
Boston market due to limited supplies. Prices
were firm in all sections. Trade in woolen
wools and noils remained dull.
All Dominion markets were now closed for
the Easter recess. The closing sale in New
Zealand was held at Christchurch April 16 as
good general competition prevailed with the
market firm. The South African markets closed
April 18 with general competition. Activity in
Buenos Aires was limited while prices continued
strong in Montevideo. Australia and New Zealand
will resume auctions April 30.
Fleece Wools Medium grade fleece wools
incluiirng me-ian baby combing sold at $1.07 clean
basis on a core test. Country buyers were paying
from 48-54{ but mostly 50-51 grease basis to the
growers and shearing was well under way with more
favorable weather.
Territory Wools Grease prices in the Rocky
Mountain States were averaging around 55# to the
grower this week. There was contracting of
three-eighths and quarter-blood wools with a
small percentage of half-blood grades around
Craig, Colorado estimated to cost $1.12-1.16
clean basis, delivered East. Other clips of bulk
fine and half-blood in original bags were esti-
mated around .1.22-1.24 clean basis, delivered.
Tc-vas Wools Good 12 months wools sold in
Texas in a range of $1.25-1.30 but mostly *1.2E-
1.30 while 8 months wools ranged from $1.07-1.15
clean basis, delivered. Fall wool was practi-
cally cleaned up in Texas will little or no fall
wool available.
Mohair Trading was limited in Texas and
in the Poston market.
Foreign Wools Occasional lots of greasy
7 to 9 months spinners style 64s and 64/70s Cape
wools sold for shipment around 1.26-1.30 re-
spectively while recent sales of Montevideo
super skirted 60/62s brought around $1.28-1.29
all clean basis, duty paid 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


- 31.15
- 1.13
- 1.12
- 1.10
- 1.07
- 1.06
- 1.05


1.09
1.07
1.05
1.04
1.05
.98
.94


Montevideo Super Skirted Wool


60/64s
60s
60/58s


58/56s
56/50s
50S


$.97-.99
.96-.98
.94-.96


New Zealand
Oil-combed
- :.7 854
- .94 100
- .95 107
- .92 114
- .89 128


*.87
.81
.77
.75
.74


Australia Closed.

Carpet "-cl Trade in carpet wools was
slow with most mills out of the market. Greasy
Buenos Aires November wools were offered for
shipment around 690, March wools at 66#, lambs
around 6714 and fleeces from 7-75,;. Greasy
New Zealand fleeces from 73-750 and early shorn
wool around 700, all clean wool fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
60/62s ave. 2," It. gray 84
Scoured Shorn Domestic
Calif. 56/58s lambs fair color light burr 720

Scoured 3h.:.rn origni

Aust. 64s locks & pieces good color 82#


Noils
Gd. Aust. 70s nobles
Ch. Cape 61/7,s schlums.
Ch. Aust. 64/70s schlums
Good dom. 56s nobles


870
70-710
67
570


Wool Tops Wool tops prices were strong
to 20 higher.


Warp Aust. D/C

70s 41.96
64s 1.85
62s 1.78
60s 1.71
58/60s- 1.61


Oil-combed
58/60s $1.59
56s --
50/56s 1.48
48/50s --


Warp Dom. D/C

21.91
1.80
1.73
1.65
1.55


Territory
1.5 3
1.51
1.48


Fleece

31.48
1.45


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 19, 1962
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Lxchange)
May wool tops --
July wool tops 31.616
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.249
July wool 1.254 (Bid)
64s grade 2i" average stretched length


31.05-1.37
1.03-1.05
.99-1.01









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MSAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef prices were
mostly steady, except sales at Philadelphia
were weak to 50 lower. Cow beef closed mostly
steady, aside from the 504-$1.00 advance at
Philadelphia. Prices for veal and calf at
Philadelphia and Washington were firm to $3.00
higher, but mostly steady at other points.
Lamb sold steady to $1.00 higher, however, weak-
ness prevailed late at Philadelphia and New York
with early upturns of 504-$1.00 at the latter
market fully erased after midweek. Trends on
pork loins were uneven with declines of $1.00-
2.00 at Washington and sales at Philadelphia
strong to $1.00 higher with New York closing
strong and other markets steady. Other pork
cuts mostly unchanged aside from Boston butts
which were $1.00 lower at New York.
During the week when Jewish holidays were
observed kosher steer forequarters sold strong
to $1.50 higher, bulk $1.00 higher. Prices
held steady for kosher dressed lamb, veal and
calf foresaddlee. Trading was moderately
active.
Normal supplies were mainly offered at
Eastern Seaboard markets, but in-shipment of
veal and lamb reduced by a few cars of each
class at New York. Feature sales of traditional
Easter holiday smoked items and poultry along
with start of Jewish Passover observance were
primary factors influencing slow turnover for
bulk fresh meats this week. Beef was generally
the forerunner in movement and met best outlet
of various classes. Chucks, however, were on
the slow side, but demand broadened late with
chain buyers aggressive. Trading on veal and
calf was moderately active and demand mostly
fair. Lamb trade was uneven and generally slow
at the close following fairly active early
movement in most areas. Best action for pork
came late, particularly loins. At Washington
some pork was carried, and clearance of beef
chucks was incomplete. Otherwise clearance was
fairly broad.

CHICAGO Compared to the previous Friday:
Steer beef steady to 504 higher, heifer steady,
veal about $1.00 higher, lamb steady to 500
higher, pork loins 8-16# $2.00-2.50 higher,
Boston butte 4-8# $2.00-2.50 lower, spareribs
3# down unchanged.
Veal and lamb supplies were moderate, beef
and fresh pork normal, all offerings fully ade-
quate. Beef grading Good to average-Choice pre-
dominated, although there was a larger volume
of high-Choice and Prime on the market than in
recent weeks. Lamb carcasses weighing 55-65#


comprised the bulk but there were increasing
numbers of spring lamb carcasses available.
Carcass beef trade was generally slow,
ribs slowed considerably and followed a lower
trend, rounds also slow and lower. Beef loins
continued in good demand and sold fully steady
with upturns of the previous period. Current
demand for arm and squarecut chucks was narrow.
Veal trade ruled moderately active. Carcass
lamb trade opened moderately active but closed
slow, although hindeaddles cleared well on
each session. Fore-end cuts of lamb, particu-
larly stews and shoulders were slow. Fresh
pork trade was generally slow.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef slow, unevenly steady to 50 higher in
California, but mostly steady in the Pacific
Northwest. Cow and bull beef trading was
rather slow, mostly steady. Calf was fairly
active, steady. Spring lamb trade only moder-
ately active, weak to $1.00 lower in Cali-
fornia, full decline in Los Angeles. Spring
lamb and old crop sold steady to weak in
the Portland-Seattle area. Fresh pork met
narrow demand and sold steady to $1.00 lower.
Cured pork cuts were steady to $2.00 lower
with most decline on smoked hams.
Supplies were generally normal and
plentiful for current demand.

CARLOT MEAT TRAIB REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was limited and trading
rather slow on steer and heifer beef, how-
ever, moderate receipts influenced a higher
price trend. Steer beef sold 50f-$1.00 higher
and heifer beef was mostly 25-500 higher with
some sales on heifer beef $1.00 higher at
Philadelphia. Cow beef sold steady to $1.00
lower. Clearance was generally complete on
beef.
Demand was only moderate and carcass
lamb prices were 504-$2.00 lower in an uneven
trade. Supplies were limited at some ship-
ping centers. Clearance was good. At Denver,
Choice and Prime 30-45# spring lamb carcasses
bulked at $38.00-39.00, 45-55# $37.00-38.00
and 55-65# largely $36.00.
Trading was uneven on fully normal pork
supplies. Pork loins sold $1.00-3.00 higher
while pork butts were $1.50-2.00 lower and
fresh hams 500-$1.50 lower. Pork carcasses
sold steady to $1.00 lower at Philadelphia
and New York. 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 :- -- --
: Apr. 21: Apr. 22:Apr. 21 : Apr. 22: Apr. 21: Apr. 22:Apr. 21 :Apr. 22
S1962 1961 :1962 1961 1i6 : 1961 :-I 2 : 9- --
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 47.75 44.45 -- -- -
Choice 600-700 44.75 43.25 43.88 41.38 44.75 40.75 43.16 40.12


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-83)0
500-600
600-700

500-600#1
600-700
500-600

90-1204
90-120
90-120


Lamb -
Prime 45-55ml
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1i
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hams, 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


44.50
42.25
42.50


60.50
53.00
49.00


41.75
40.50
40.75


62.00
52.00
46.50


43.38
41.75
41.50

43.50
43.50
40.75

57.00
53.00
50.00


40.38
59.00
39.00

40.62
39.88
37.75

0.00
52.00
47.50


40.40 38.50 39.75 37.50
40.40 38.50 39.75 37.50


42.00
34.20
40.50

46.00
48.00


45.90
38.70
41.15

45.00
46.25


40.25
30.85
38.00


41.89
36.00
37.88


45.25
50.50 49.50


43.88
43.00
42.25

43.50
43.50
41.75



55.50


39.50
40.50
39.00

39.50





52.00


39.00* 58.50*
39.00* 38.50-


44.50
40.00
45.00


46.00
42.50
47.50


42.50
42.00
41.00

42.75
42.25


38.69
59.00
38.00

39.75
38.75
38.50


37.94* 59.50*
37.94* 59.50*


42.88
36.00
40.00


43.50
41.00
41.50


51.25 46.50 49.00 44.88


47.00 47.50 50.25 53.25 51.75 54.50 48.62 54.00

30.00 36.00 33.50 36.00 33.75 35.50 34.00 34.50
13.75 17.25 14.38 17.25 17.50 18.00 16.62 18.00


- *Spring lamb. BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS 1EEK ENDED APRIL 20, 1962
S. Price Td OTBT --:- --- Fr--e-S-e- icf
Classification :- -^ -evr -~w--r 1 e" ~htlI d--ai
teer --------------: C


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weig
utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb Old crop
Prime 35-0


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00
38.50-40.50
38.50-40.50
38.50-40.50

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
38.50-39.50
38.50-39.50

29.50
29.50

37.00-37.50
36.0C-37.00
33.50-35.00
37.00-37.50
36.00-37.00
33.50-35.00


41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00

37.00-40.00
37.00-40.00

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
38.00-39.25
38.00-38.50

29.00-30.00


36.50-37.50
34.50-35.50
33.50-34.50
36.50-37.50
34.50-35.50
33.50-34.50


41.75-42.50
41.75-42.25
41.75-42.25

39.50-40.50
38.00-39.50

41.75
41.75
38.75
38.75

28.25-29.00
28.25-29.00

37.00-37.50
35.00-35.75
34.25
37.00-37.50
35.00-35.75
34.25


44.25-45.00
44.00-45.00
44.00-45.00
39.00-42.50
39.00-42.50
39.00-42.50


44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00

40.50-42.50
40.00-42.00


-- 44.00-44.50
-- 44.00-44.50



-- 30.50-31.50
-- 30.50-31.00


39.00-41.00
37.00-38.50
36.00-37.00
39.00-41.00
37.00-38.50
36.00-37.00


39.00-39.50
38.00-38.50
36.50-37.00
39.00-39.50
38.00-38.50
36.50-37.00


8-12# 38.50-39.50


Good
veal -
Prime
Choice
Good


Choice


600-700C,
700-800
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800

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


its -


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


-- 37.75-38.50


4IsU


-- 41.00-41.50








BATTLEE AND CALVES ON FEED, APRIL 1, 1962


A total of 7,200,000 head of cattle and calves was on feed for slaughter market in the 26
major feeding States April 1, 1962, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This number is 1
percent more than the 7,100,000 head on feed in these States April 1 a year earlier, but down
seasonally from the 7,862,000 head on feed three months ago (January 1, 1962). Cattle and
calves on feed declined 8 percent from January 1 to April 1 this year compared with a 7 percent
decline during this period in 1961.

All of the increase in number on feed this April over a year earlier was in cattle weighing
less than 900 pounds, and occurred mostly in steers and steer calves.

In 28 States (26 States plus Georgia and Alabama) having quarterly data, there were
7,291,000 head on feed April 1, 1962 compared with 7,990,000 head on feed the first of the year.
Comparable 1961 data for Georgia and Alabama are not available.

On April 1, there were 4,974,000 head of cattle and calves on feed in North Central States--
down 1 percent from the 5,042,000 head on feed a year earlier. Decreases were shown for most
States in this region, however, Indiana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas were higher than a
year earlier and Iowa was unchanged.

There were 1,814,000 head of cattle and calves on feed April 1 in the 11 Western States-- 7
percent more than April 1 last year. California, the ranking Western State, was up 12 percent,
and second and third ranking Colorado and Arizona were up 7 and 8 percent respectively. Declines
were shown for Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Washington.

Cattle and calves placed on feed during January-March this year in the 26 States totaled
2,806,000 head, 1 percent above the 2,766,000 head during the same period in 1961. Shipments of
stocker and feeder cattle into 8 Corn Belt States for which data are available during January and
February this year were down 18 percent from the same two months in 1961.

Fed cattle marketed for slaughter from the 26 States during January, February and March 1962
totaled, 5,468,000 head--5 percent more than for the same period last year.

A breakdown of the April 1 number on feed in the 26 States by weight groups shows a somewhat
smaller number in the heavier weight groups compared with a year earlier. The 900-1099 pound
group totaled 1,6553,000 head, a decrease of 5 percent, and the over 1100 pound group totaled
376,000 head, a decrease of 25 percent. All other weight groups were up from a year earlier.
Those weighing under 500 pounds totaled 579,000 head or 21 percent more; the 500-699 pound group
totaled 2,590,000 head--up 5 percent; and the 700-899 pound group totaled 2,002,000 head, also
5 percent higher than a year earlier.

In the 26 States, 71 percent of the cattle and calves on feed April 1 were steers and steer
calves. This compares with 70 percent a year earlier and is the same as the January 1, 1962 per-
centage. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 28 percent of the total compared with 29 per-
cent a year earlier and is the same percentage breakdown as on January 1 this year. Cows and
others made up 1 percent of the total, the same percentage as last year and on January 1, 1962.

In the 26 States, the number on feed under 5 months at 2,696,000 head was up slightly from
the 2,682,000 head a year earlier. The 5 to 6 months group at 4,045,000 head was up 2 percent
from the 3,946,000 head last year, while the over 6 months group, at 461,000 head was 2 percent
below the 472,000 head on April 1, 1961.

Cattle feeders in the 26 States intend to market 47 percent or 3,376,000 head of the April 1
inventory number during April, May, and June. If intentions are carried out, the marketing
would be 2 percent below the 3,438,000 head marketed the second quarter of 1961 from the April 1,
1961 number on feed. A breakdown by months of anticipated marketing of the April 1 inventory
number during the second quarter of 1962 shows 35 percent to be marketed in April, 54 percent in
May, and 31 percent in June. Expected marketing as published are based upon the usual relation-
ship between survey data and actual marketing.





327

Cattle and calves on feed by classes, by quarters
April 1, 1961 and January 1 and April 1, 1962
Steers & steer calves :Heifers & heifer calves: Cows and others
State :Apr. l,:Jan. 1,:Apr. 1,:Apr. l,:Jan. 1,:Apr. 1,:Apr. 1,:Jan. l,:Apr. 1,
: 1961 : 1962 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1962
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
: head head head head head head head head head


Pa. .......:

-Ohio .......
Ind. .......
Ill. .......
Mich. .....:
Wis. ......:
Minn. ......
Iowa ......:
Mo. .......:
N. Dak....:
S. Dak ...:
Nebr. .....:
Kans. .....:

N.C. States:


69 79 62 6 7 7 3 3


153
121
556
108
89
303
1,195
177
90
182
449
167


148
143
569
115
87
273
1,113
199
84
195
577
235


144
124
497
108
84
275
1,170
164
61
212
501
187


44
48
16o
22
32
163
456
53
48
124
254
109


3,590 3.738 3,527 1,433 1,513 1,424


19 38 23


Ga. I_/ :
Ala. :
Okla. ......:
Texas ..... :


Mont. .....
Idaho .....
Wyo. ......
Colo. .....
N. Mex. ...
Ariz. .....
Utah ......
Nev. ......
Wash. .....
Oreg. .....
Calif.....
Western
States ...
26 State
Total ....
28 State


76
29
31 48
128 164


: 31 38 25 26 25 21 1 6 1
: 70 82 72 40 34 30 3 5 5
: 25 24 20 19 19 18 --- 4 2
: 194 223 231 165 167 153 3 7 3
: 22 29 32 26 32 32 1 3 2
: 184 232 216 62 69 52 5 9 2
: 33 41 28 21 31 27 --- 4 2
: 10 16 11 6 6 4 --- 2 ---
: 79 93 82 25 22 20 3 3 2
: 39 48 38 15 22 23 2 3 3
: 493 691 591 89 78 63 5 7 3

: 1,180 1,517 1,346 494 505 443 23 53 25

: 4,998 5,546 5,098 2,054 2,218 2,048 48 98 54


Total ....: 5,651 5,175 2,240 2,062 99 54

Percentage distribution of total

Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pet. Pct. Pet. Pet. Pct.
N.C. States T7 7T 71 29 2 29 72 1 2
Western
States ... 70 73 74 29 24 25 1 3 1

26 States... 70 71 71 29 28 28 1 1 1
1_ Data not available for periods that are blank.


4/17/62


2/ Less than .5 percent.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.




328


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION

Week ended -


Product


Placed in cure -
Beef / . .
Pork ./ ..
Other .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef j/ .. .
Pork / . .
Cooked meat -
Beef. . .
Pork. . .
Other .


Sausage -
Fresh finished. .


. .


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


: Mar. 10
: 1962


1,000#

4,211
61,691
528

931
45,500


1,206
4,281
79


5,194
2,118
12,095
12,722

3,767
12,897
10
20,123
6,480
4,415
6,352
38,830
25,275
1,656
7,910

1,862
879
t 17,675
" 4,566

57,928


Mar. 17
1962


1,o00o

3,225
64,130
20

872
47,746


1,194
4,222
80


5,799
2,200
12,189
12,881

3,802
13,446
37
19,911
6,407
5,036
6,638
40,806
23,85533
1,246
8,267

1,926
1,014
17,458
4,117

56,494


Total 1/ 360,780 364,997


Mar. 24
1962


1,000#

2,911
66,912
16

1,317
48,309


973
4,406
80


5,197
2,454
12,229
12,556

3,776
14,850
70
19,0358
6,506
4,937
7,249
42,227
24,725
1,258
8,544

1,955
816
16,715
4,188

55,537

369,713


Mar. 31
1962


1,000#

3,022
69,539
12

960
51,927


911
5,972
66


5,075
2,466
12,349
12,611

3,710
15,125
18
18,799
6,301
4,514
6,611
39,644
23,474
1,559
8,300

2,110
724
16,059
4,220

55,5356

369,4553


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


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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF :EATS


uommooiLty
EXPORTS (Domestic) --
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ...................
Pickled or cured (except canned) ...................
Pork -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ....................
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked ................
Bacon ............ ........................ ........
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured, ...........
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. (exc. canned) ....
Other meat and meat products (except canned) ..........
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen .................
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen .........................
Other variety meats, (edible offal) ex. cnd............
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c. .....................
Canned meats -
Beef and veal ........................................
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc ................
Hams and shoulders ............ ......... .........
Other pork, canned ...................................
Other meat and meat products .........................
Lamb and mutton (except canned) ........................
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) .....................
Shortenings, chief wt. animal fat (excl. lard) .........
Tallow, edible ............ .........................


---------------: Feb. ------------------eb.
Feb. Feb.


: 1962 1961
Pounds Pounds


906,569
832,954

1,841,594
281,945
374,644
1,2553,651
68,250
8,055
4,065,410
2,532,700
2,453,197
545,829

135,876
56,708
32,476
56,800
102,879
1935,965
37,979,394
153,641
185,277


Tallow, inedible .......................................147,087,500
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. ........................... 367,664
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c. ............... 9,877,771

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK


1,550,500
1,240, 722

4,652,464
306,561
471,436
1,020,829
117,456
27,104
5,510,110
2,204,541
2,557,001
596,964

194,909
212,679
95,904
156,894
121,352
58,975
39,997,455
295,465
306,456
102,459,221
625,486
16,087,415


Cattle (for breeding) -
Dairy ................................
Ex. dairy ......... .... ............
Other (ex. for breeding) ............
Hogs ...................................
Sheep ..................................

Compiled from official records, Bureau


--.-----------.--------^------"
: Feb.
-------------------- 1962
Number


: ~Feb.
: 1961
Number


462 1,855
1,059 1,162
113 217
346 2,045
32 674

of the Census.


: Feb.
: 1962
Number






}EE.F ATD LAT2E- : WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONSS
In dollars per 100 pounds


-- 7-- -.^._._y _7^ -. 7 7 --- -
.Kansas Fort. North
Classification :ChicaVo Omaha City Worth Denver: Ogden Port-
;r t h : land

SIAUGHTG P IAMBS: (Wooled) 80-11,-
Prime A3.prS. 21, 1 ?%... 1.-- 18.55 20.18- -- 21.15 -- 16.06-*
Apr. ??, --'-1... 17.42 -- 17.50* -- 17.88* -- 14.-B+
Choice Apr. u, ? .... 20.50* 18.1'. 19.4-- 18.75* 20.5* -- 15.69-*
Apr. 22, 19"1... 17.00 16.45 17.10- 16.[.- 17.55 -- 14..25.
Good Apr. 21, 36. ... -- 17.02.7 187." l.'- 17 S*. 5" 1.0
Apr. 22, 1961... 15.95 15.38 16.00- 15.60 -- -- 13.00**
EWES: cooledled ) 9?--15,-
Good Apr. 21, 1962... 4.45- -- 4.7Cs$ 5.00 6. -:. 6.25** -- 4.58**
Good & Ch. Apr. 22, 1961... 6.70** 5.72** 5.00 -- 5.88** 4.75**
Utility Apr. 21, 1^"... 4.5 :-- 4.72-* 4.U', 6.00 5.25*- -- 5.0
Cull & l'til.Apr. 22, 1961... 5.85** 4.1..-- 4.25 5.7.-0 4.25** -- 3.25,-*

Cull Apr. 21, 1962... 4.58-* 5.80** 4.00 5.50* 3.75, 5.5

FEEDER LAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80-
Fancy Apr. 21, 1962 ... 16.32 -- 17.06 --
Choice Apr. 21, 1962... -- 15.68 -- 16.00* 16.22 -- 14.25
Good & Ch. Apr. 22, 1961... 16.02 -- 13.55 14.85 -- --

Good Apr. 21, 1962... -- 14. 14..- 15.12 -- 13.00

*Spring lambs.
**Shorn basis.


pIT-,rD STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIOUS
March 1962 with comparisons
(Thousand head)


Region 7

N. Atlantic States ............
S. Atlantic States............
N. C. States Eastern ........
N. C. States I. Western.....
N. C. States S. Western.....
S. Central States.............
Mountain States...............
Pacific States...............
Total.......................


SCa

1962
125
55
262
541
165
155
145
205
1,649


ttl1e :

: 1961 196


125
50
251
507
174
167
158
218
1,627


Calves : Hogs :Sheep & Lambs
: 1 :-- :
2 : 1961 1962 : 1961 :1962 : 1961
-----------------e


162
52
154
55
9
47
1
21
461


149
54
154
54
10
55
2
22


552
377
1,477
2,354
584
544
103
235


549
398
1,500
2,335
590
6533
100
206


457 6,225 6,110 1,227


190


414
87
114
208
200
1i, 5l


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): March 1962,
horses 2,815; goats 6,255; March 1961, horses 5,564; goats 7,376.
1/ Data not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-4/24/62
Permit 1001.


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RETAIL SALES VALUE COMPARISONS OF 600-POUND CHOICE GRADE BEEF CARCASSES*
March 1962


High Intermediate


Percentage of carcass weight in retail cuts

Retail sales value per cwt. of carcass


78. 9

$67.75


74.?*

$64.24


Low

69.7%

360.72


*These values reflect differences in the percentage of retail cuts from carcasses
within the Choice grade. The high and low groups do not represent extremes, but
rather are intended to represent carcasses typical of the upper and lower thirds
of the total range in retail cut yields encountered in 600-pound Choice grade
carcasses. Values are calculated from prices furnished to the Marketing Economics
Division of the Economic Research Service by a large number of selected retailers
throughout the country.