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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Vol. 30, No. 18


WASHINGTON 25, D.0.
Week ended April 28


May 1, 1962


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts . .
Feeder Statistics . .. .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .. .
Steer Sales Statistics . . .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . .
Cattle Prices .. . . .
Hog Prices a *. . . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices *. . *
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices *. . .
Wool Market Review . . .

Special to this issue

Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates
of Meat Production, March 1962 . .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, March 1962 .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle
Slaughtered under Federal Inspection, March 1962 .
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter
and Meat Production, March 1962 . .
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
March 1962 . . .
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, March 1962 .
Farm Production, Disposition and Income from
Meat Animals, 1961 .. . .
Effective Parity Prices, April 15, 1962 . .
Prices Received by Farmers, April 15, 1962 . .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in
Several North Central States, March 1962 .


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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers and heifers at the seven
markets totaled 100,200 head for the largest
volume since the first week in March, but
14,100 head short of a year ago. Slaughter
steers at most centers sold steady to 75# low-
er, high-Choice and Prime grades showing the
greatest decline. Heifers sold mostly steady
while cows were steady to 500 lower. Feeder
cattle and calves were generally steady.
Barrows and gilts sold steady to 50f lower over
most of the Corn Belt, but were steady to 100
higher in the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area. Old-crop slaughter lamb prices were
steady to $1.00 lower while spring slaughter
lambs were steady to 50 higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Unusual
distribution of receipts led to uneven trends
for slaughter steers and heifers at mid-western
terminal markets. Monday's small supply
started prices off on a strong basis, but later
increased receipts along with declines in the
wholesale dressed beef influenced lower live
prices. A two-way trend prevailed on slaughter
steers as demand for high-Choice and Prime was
narrow. High-Choice and Prime steers were
mostly 50-75# lower and other grades steady to
50# lower. However, at St. Louis and Kansas
City the week's trend was steady to 25# higher.
Heifers were generally steady except 25-500
lower at St. Paul. Cows sold steady to 500
lower other than at St. Louis and Omaha where
prices were steady to 25# higher. TRhlls sold
steady to $1.00 lower and vealers were
unchanged.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago, load Prime
127cq $31.25, with most Prime 1175-;?"5, $30.00-
30.50. Choice closed at $27.00-28.50, high-
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 1150-15507
$28.50-30.00. At other terminals a small
volume high-Choice and Prime 127.50-28.75, 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 22r.50-27.00, Prime up to
$27.75 at Chicago, most Choice $25.25-26.50,
Good $22.00-25.25.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
$14.50-17.00, Canner and Cutter $12.50-15.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Receipts of
feeder cattle and calves at midwest terminals
fell somewhat short of the numbers marketed
either the previous week or a year ago. However,
over-all quality was at a relatively high level
for this time of year. A sizeable percent of,
supplies consisted of Choice offerings with
scattered shipments of mixed Choice and Fancy
grades. Although some of the early spring
urgency has disappeared for cattle to put on
grass, demand continued fairly good for most all
grades and weights and prices on the whole


varied but little from a steady basis. Principal
exceptions were at Kansas City where the nsrket
was steady to 25# higher, Oklahoma City steady
to 500 lower, and at Sioux Falls where prices
were 500-51.'00 lower.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice e00-105T0
bulked at $22.00-25.50; few loads Choice and
mixed Choice and Fancy $25.75-26.50. The latter
usually averaged from 900-90C& but at Chicago
partly fattened ln54, were included at S26.50.
Moderate number Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy 550-650# t28.50-30.00; Good and Choice
550-750# largely $23.50-28.00; Medium and mixed
Medium and Good '.5-75,O $19.00-24.00; few
Medium dairybreds $18.00-19.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-750#
principally $21.50-26.00; few loads Choice and
mixed Choice and Fancy 520-6COQ $26.?5-27.75.
At Sioux City few loads Choice 935-959.4 sold for
further feeding at $24.00-24.50.
Feeder calves: Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy .EC0-5504 steers 027.00-32.00; Good and
mixed Good and Choice $24.00-29.00. Most Good
and Choice 350-5004 heifers ranged i22.50-27.50,
some Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy reaching
229.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Hog receipts at
the 12 markets at 35?,C0i were the largest for
any week since January, but 2 percent below
a year earlier. The liberal receipts along with
a lower dressed pork trade were factors influen-
cing uniformly lower live prices. Barrows,
gilts and sows sold steady to 50# lower for the
week. The greatest decline was generally on
weights above 24C-. Sows comprised 9 percent
of the receipts at the 8 markets.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 130-240,
closed at $16.50-17.00 in the eastern Corn Belt,
with No. 1-3, 190-250# at $16.00-16.75. In the
western part of the area U. S. 1-2, 190-2404
$16.00-16.50, No. 1-3, 190-250.- l15.50-16.00,
mainly $15.75 up.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 270-400# $15.50-14.50,
mainly $15.75 up; few 275-300# $14.75. No. 2-5,
40C0-550- $12.75-15.75.
Feeder pigs were fully $1.00 lower at St.
Paul with the downturn appearing late in the
week on a relatively small volume. Choice 120-
160w sold at $14.00-14.50. Sales were steady at
Sioux City with Good and Choice 140.-160# at
$14.25-15.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.No.
1 over No. 3 live basis 200-2204 barrows and
gilts was 89# per cwt. based on wholesale carlot
prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago, April 19
to April 25, 1962, inclusive.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts totaled 355,000 head, compared
with 291,000 the previous week and 504,000 a year
ago. Supplies were mainly U. S. 1-3, 200-260#
barrows and gilts; sows comprised around 7









percent of run. For the week, 18C-724, barrows
and gilts were steady to 10# higher. Heavier
butchers were generally steady to weak. Sows
sold mostly steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3,
200-230- sold at :15.35-16.0n, moderate volume
mostly 1-2 $15.75-16.s5.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 27,'-400o '13.35-14.75;
No. 2-5, 400-550' mostly $12.00-13.75.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
105,600 compared with 86,600 last week and
95,500 a year earlier. Demand fair throughout
the week. Compared with last week's close,
barrows, gilts and sows sold steady to 25#
lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. No. 1-3,
185-240- $15.50-16.25, mostly S15.75-16.15.
Limited volume 195-?50' $16.30-16.50. Around
180 head sorted No. 1-2 200-2254 $16.65-16.?5;
No. 1-3 230-250, $15.00-15.60.
Sows: U. S. No. 1-3 ?50-300C $13.75-14.75;
No. 2-3 550-400/ f13.25-15.75.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets totaled '9,Oi1' head, compared
89,000 a week earlier and 114,000 a year
ago. A continued lower dressed lamb trade
was the dominating factor which prompted only
fair demand and subsequent price declines for
slaughter lambs. Old-crop slaughter lambs sold
steady to $1.00 lower except Sioux Falls and
Sioux City steady to 250 higher. Spring slaugh-
ter lambs were generally steady to 500 higher
although 50# lower at Omaha and Denver. Slaugh-
ter ewes were steady to 500 lover. Feeder lambs
were steady at midwest markets but sold 75#-
$1.25 lower at Denver.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: Wooled Choice
with few Prime 80-1221 $17.00-19.00, closing
levels $17.00-18.00, few $18.50. Few Choice
120-127# $16.00-17.00. Good and Choice 80-115#
$16.00-17.50, Good $15.00-16.00. Shorn Choice
with few Prime 85-115; No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
516.95-17.50, few sales $18.00-18.50. Choice
115-119' No. 1-2 pelt along with Choice 101-108
No. 2-3 pelts $15.35-16.75.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
74-108# S19.00-21.50,1argely $20.00-21.00, Good
and Choice 66-100# $18.00-20.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $4.00-
6.85, few $7.50, shorn $3.00-6.75, few $7.00.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 50-90#
wooled $15.00-16.75 late, Good and Choice
$1i.00-16.00. Choice and Fancy 60-964 shorn
$13.00-15.1E.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area numbered 11,300
head, compared 9,600 a week ago and 14,800
last year. Despite relatively short supplies,
demand was only fair and old-crop slaughter
lambs closed the week 500-$1.00 lower. Slaughter
ewes sold steady. Old-crop slaughter lambs
made up 80-85 percent of receipts with these
around 60-70 percent shorn. Only occasional
lots of spring slaughter lambs were marketed.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: Wooled Choice


and few Prime 80-110Q delivered to packing
plants $17.00-17.50 on the close, s-arinm-ly
$18.00. Choice 21'-12'- along with Good and
low-Choice 80-11-= $16.00-17.25. h'-n, Choice
with few Prime 80-110i No. 1-2 and few fall
shorn pelts $16.50-17.50, Choice with No. 2-3
pelts $16.00-17.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80-10-I' 19.,o0-20.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good cooled ;5.00-
5.00, 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 3 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFCORTIiA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
fairly active, firm to 2E5 higher. Feeder
cattle and calves fairly active, strong.Spring
lambs moderately active, fully steady.
Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
300 Choice 1325-12': $27.75-29.00. 12,900 Good
and Choice 900-1 "c' $25.75-27.50; 3,300
mostly Good, 925-11`'- .'2.4.5C0-'1.75; 1,500
Standard and Good 900-11'c.1* 23.75-24.50; 100
Standard 95c-l'-r.Cr :;.5,-".75. Jul.-0cto-er
delivery; 2,600 expected Choice in,"-1050-
$25.00-26.50. Utah, 300 Choice 1050-1150=--
$25.00-25.50 current to June delivery.
Slaughter heifers: California and
Arizona, 100 Choice 80C0-50i $26.50. 2,100
Good and Choice 72"-96CL7 $25.00-26.25, 100
mostly Good 9"'-925 2 2.'0C-24.75.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 400
mostly Choice 400-420#' $28.00; current thru
June: 8,200 Good and Choice 525-800# $23.75-
26.00, 500 mostly Choice 2E J-1050s $23.00-
23.25; 1,500 Medium and Good 550-775# 521.75-
23.00. Heifers: 200 mostly Choice 400C
-A26.00; current thru June: 6,800 mostly
Choice 50I0-750. $22.75-23.75; 200 Medium and
Good 475-500# 122.25. Mixed steers and heif-
ers: 1,200 Choice 475-o600C steers $25.50-
26.00, heifers $23.00-24.00.
Spring lambs: California and Arizona,
3,600 Choice and Prime 95-1'35 slaughter
$18.00-18.50; 38,000 Choice and Prime 90-110#
slaughter, some with ends of Choice and Fancy
70-85# feeders $17.50-18.00. 3,000 Choice and
Fancy 75-90# feeders $17.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
KANSAS AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading direct
at the feedlots on slaughter steers and heif-
ers not as active as previous week when move-
ment reached a record volume, but was still
moderately active considering the lower whole-
sale beef trade which prevailed most of the
week. Slaughter steers closed 25-50# lower,
while slaughter heifers sold steady to weak.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 2,800 aver-
age and high-Choice 1100-12507 $26.25-27.00;










1,600 Choice 1075-150.03' $25.75-26.50; 500 high-
Good and Choice 1125-1200,1 $24.75-26.00; 100
Standard to mostly Good 95n-1025- $22.50-24.00.
Western Nebraska, 200 high-Choice and Prime
1250-1.501 steers $27.50; 500 average and high-
Choice "-1725 '"?.25-27.00.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 3,300 average
and high-Choice 830-1050ft 25.65-26.00 with
approximately 60 percent of these heifers bought
f.o.b. the feedlot with 4 percent shrink; 600
mostly Choice 900-1050/, -2* .10-25.75.
Feeder cattle: Demand continued good for
replacement cattle with sales contracts con-
firmed on approximately 1,800 head at fully
steady prices. In western Kansas, 1,300 Good to
mostly Choice 700-825# steers for May and June
delivery $23.00-23.50 and 500 head Choice 600-
650# feeder heifers at $23.50, these for mid-
May delivery.
Sheep and lambs: Limited sales old-crop
shorn slaughter lambs confirmed at 500 to $1.00
lower prices. Choice 104-116k* shorn lambs,
mostly No. 2 pelts, $16.00-17.00. 1,100 Good
and Choice 2-5-year old shorn bred ewes $18.00
and 1,000 Medium to Good shorn aged ewes $8.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Slaughter
steers and heifers moderately active, weak to
500 lower. Not enough feeder classes for accu-
rate reflection of trends. Spring slaughter
lambs about steady, old-crop feeders steady to
weak, spring feeders strong, instances 500
higher.
Slaughter steers: Around a dozen loads
high-Good to mostly Choice 1025-11501 $24.50-
25.00; bulk Choice 850-1050# $24.00-24.50;Good
to low-Choice $23.00-23.50; few loads Standard
and low-Good $21.50-23.00.
Slaughter heifers: Bulk Good and Choice
750-950# $23.00-24.25; sizeable volume Good
and Choice mixed steers and heifers 550-750#
$24.00-24.50, few mostly Good $23.00-24.00.
Feeders: Few sales mostly Choice steers
550-650# $24.00; ten loads Good and Choice
heifers near 500C $23.25.
Slaughter lambs: Few loads Choice to Prime
spring lambs 80-95# $18.00-18.25.
Feeder lambs: Dozen loads Choice and Fancy
spring lambs 60-70# $16.00-17.00. Contracted
for May 10-25 delivery, 4,000 Choice old-crop
lambs 65-80# No. 2 pelts $12.00-12.50, few to
$13.00.
Amarillo area Slaughter steers and heif-
ers moderately active, steady to 25# higher;
trading on feeder cattle and calves slow for
immediate delivery, moderately active for
future delivery.
Slaughter steers: 300 mixed Good and
Choice 1050-1125# $25.00; 100 Good and Choice
1150C $25.50 delivered to plant.
Slaughter heifers: 400 mostly Choice 950-
975# $25.00-25.25, 500 mostly Good 600-800#
$25.00-24.25.
Feeder steers: 200 Choice and Fancy 658#
short yearlings $27.75; late May and early June


2,000 Choice 800-825# $23.75-24.50; for August
to October 3,700 Choice and Fancy, 70Q-750#
$24.00-24.50.
Feeder heifers: 500 Choice 550-640#
$23.75-24.00. May delivery, 450 Choice 650-
675# $23.50; August and October delivery,1,200
Choice 650-700? $22.50-23.00.
Feeder calves: 200 Fancy 360-380#, steers
$34.00, heifers $50.00. November, 400 Choice
to mostly Fancy 40n-4504, steers $32.50, heif-
ers $29.50.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter steers
and heifers active, steady to 50f higher. Feed-
ers steady. Small volume old-crop slaughter
lambs $1.00-2.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington, Oregon,
Good to mostly Choice 1050-1200! $26.25-27.50,
immediate to August delivery, Standard and
Good Holsteins 1100-1300# $22.00-25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Good and
Choice 850-1000# $24.50-26.50, immediate to
July delivery. Oregon Good to mostly Choice
850-925# $25.50-26.00, some May delivery.
Feeders: Washington, Good and Choice 700-
975# steers $24.00-26.00, May-August. Good and
Choice 600-700# steers $25.50-26.00. Oregon,
Choice 625-750# steers $23.00-24.00, some
September-October delivery. Choice 4004 steers
and heifers $25.00-27.00, October delivery.
Good and Choice 600-6501# heifers $21.00-22.50
September. Choice 450# heifers $24.50 May.
Slaughter lambs: Washington Choice and
Prime 95-104# spring lambs $18.65-19.50, some
with 35-500 freight. Choice 94# shorn old-crop
with No. 2 pelts $14.25. Good and Choice 100-
104# wooled $13.00-15.00. Oregon, Good to
mostly Choice 90-100# shorn with No. 2 pelts
$13.00-15.50, delivered.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Cattle:
Very little activity in direct trade. Limited
number sales feeder calves and cows fully
steady.
Stock cows: Southwestern Montana, few
sales totaling 200 cows with calves at side,
Good and Choice $250.00-270.00 per pair,Medium
and Good $200.00-250.00.
Feeder calves: Montana, 1,000 high-Good
and Choice 450-475# heifers $120.00 per head.
500 high-Good and Choice 400-500# mixed.steers
$28.00-29.00, heifers $26.00-27.00. Northern
Wyoming, 750 high-Good and Choice 400-500#,
steers $29.00, heifers $26.50-27.00.
Sheep: Trading very slow. Not enough
sales to establish trends. Northern Wyoming,
3,000 Choice yearling breeding ewes for fall
delivery $22.00 per head.
Wool: Supplies finding broad demand at
fully steady prices. Eastern Montana, sales
totaling 597,000 lbs. bulk half-blood moderate-
ly light to light shrinkage, 47.50-52.000 per
grease pound. Northern Wyoming, 140,000 Ibs.
mixed half and fine, light 49.91-55.27# grease.
40,000 Ibs, moderately heavy, 46.55-46.58#
grease. 50,000 lbs. half and fine$1.15,clean.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SAIABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
------------------------------------------------- "e '^i 1
Cattle : Calves 'o p_ jh"eeV a lj __
Market 'Apr. 28 sApr. 29 Apr. 28 tApr. 29 sApr. 28 'Apr. 29 sApr. 28 'Apr. 29
s 1962 1961 1962 1961 1 1962 t 1961 t 1962 1961
Chicago ....... 25,985 55,506 89 257 31,539 59,585 2,026 4,874
Denver ........ 10,950 12,497 1,761 1,044 6,120 4,928 11,556 11,482
Fort Worth .... 4,517 9,915 594 975 2,060 2,555 18,869 58,741
Indianapolis .. 7,409 7,000 450 590 52,884 32,787 737 1,540
Kansas City ... 17,482 25,064 1,024 563 20,754 20,842 11,403 11,106
Oklahoma City 9,296 8,738 697 588 4,280 4,146 1,566 2,528
Omaha ......... 58,649 39,657 407 257 51,796 48,109 12,093 14,711
St. Joseph .... 16,845 16,585 456 465 26,821 54,005 4,442 9,957
St. Louis NSI 14,770 16,985 1,125 1,477 58,981 67,990 2,658 3,5035
Sioux City .... 26,868 28,311 710 906 45,553 45,282 4,148 6,500
Sioux Falls ... 9,881 8,904 104 55 18,140 14,505 5,810 5,053
So. St. Paul .. 25,287 22,628 5,769 5,324 55,046 44,525 5,887 6,781
Total ....... 205,717 227,568 15,164 12,477 551,954 559,055 79,195 114,156
April. 1962. 19,001 11 266 50 ,377 8 3 59
ITERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHff MINNESOTA Apr. 28, 1962 Apr. 21, 1962 Apr. 29, 1961
Hogs ...... 555,000 291,000 504,000*
Sheep ..... 11,500 9,600 14,800*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 103,600 86,600 95,500 *Revised,
-- m- -------- ----- _---------- ------ -- ------------- -------
FEEDER CATTIZ: AVERAGE COST, WEIGWN, AND NUMBER
------- ------------------------------------------------------------
s Week ended Month Three months
t Apr. 26 R Apr. 19 fApr. 27' Mar. ~ Mar. a.rr- -
t 1962 1 1962 1961 1 1962 t 1961 1 1962 s 1961
Steers 1001# up ......... 484 695 575 2,119 2,801 5,584 10,207
901-1000 ........ 1,418 2,561 2,635 7,554 8,444 22,929 26,155
801-900 .......... 2,496 2,892 3,585 12,963 11.836 38,861 41,523
701-800 .......... 5,875 4,735 6,065 12,060 15,660 36,206 47,051
501-700 ......... 12,820 13,437 13 569 43,645 55,689 101,817 136,770
Total steers 10 markets.... 21,095 24,516 26,425 78,341 92,430 205,597 261,686
Av. vt. 0 .... 697s 710# 710# 707# 697# 721# 715#
Av. cost* .... $24.89 $24.90 $23.50 $24.05 $24.09 $25.71 $24.24
Chicago ...... 24.47 24.64 22.76 23.57 22.95 22.90 23.17
Kansas City... 25.04 24.84 24.09 24.56 24.50 25.65 24.19
Omaha ........ 25.15 24.96 23.54 24.49 23.70 25.97 24.23
S. St. Paul... 25.65 22.99 21.14 21.12 21.65 21.34 21.89
Sioux City.... 26.55 26.16 25.04 24.74 25.58 24.95 25.85
D" l ever ...... 24.96 24.00 25.03 235.52 24.77 24.02 25.18
Ft. Worth .... 25.82 25.48 25.26 25.45 23.22 25.22 23.45
S Oklahoma City. 23.29 24.04 22.12 25.87 23.55 25.68 23.359
S S. St. Joseph. 25.57 24.92 23.89 24.47 24.58 25.81 25.87
St. Louis NST. 25.88 24.15 22.42 25.53 25.06 25.04 25.00
Total calves 10 markets.. 7,584 6,085 8,086 29,258 54,524 115,327 154,649
heifers .... 4,616 4,719 3,825 12,644 13,179 55,614 57,540
U cows .... 470 461 768 2,168 2,280 7,594 9,248
Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
Chi-tans S St. Siou'S.St. Indian-'Den- Ft. 'Okla.'Wich-' San
Week ended goteas sOmahaJosehtLouistCity 'Paul apolis ver 'Worth City 'ita Antonio
-- -_- -_- ---- --___- -- -I- -- I-- -- -- -- -t- -- -- ---
Feeders
Apr. 27, 1962 2 45 12 12 8 51 8 8 55 80 62 47 50
Apr. 20, 1962 2 48 15 15 10 40 10 8 5 65 64 50 50
Apr. 28, 1961 2 45 10 17 12 19 6 12 20* 55 62 49 70
Slaughter cows
Apr. 27, 1962 4 9 8 6 10 4 25 12 10 10 11 12 18
Apr. 20, 1962 4 8 8 5 9 5 20 12 15 15 8 15 15
Apr. 28, 1961 5 8 8 7 9 5 20 15 10* 15 9 15 10
*Estimated.









STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/

Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
: by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade- -- -
Week ended
7 pr. 2 : Apr. 27 : Apr. 26 : Apr. 27 : Apr. 26 : Apr. 27 : Apr. 26 ~ Apr. 27
1962 : 191: 1962: 1961 : 1962 t 1961: 62_
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


1,412 3,202 7.5
10,374 15,302 55.0
5,975 5,149 31.6
737 853 3.9

379 551 2.0
18.877 25,057


12.9
61.1
20.5
3.4

2.2


1,259
1,178
1,070
1,055

1,000
1.142


OMAHA
--- -- -- ------ ---W 7-------
188 48 .9 .2 1,269-
9,386 8,130 45.5 59.1 1,159
9,718 10,607 47.1 51.1 1,085
1,3.95 1,897 5.8 9.1 1,091
131 97 .7 .5 992
20,618 20,779 1,119
SIOUX CITY
97 60 .8 .5 1,312
6,810 6,272 54.7 47.5 1,150
5,176 5,198 41.6 39.4 1,092
315 1,667 2.5 12.6 1,080
46 -- .4 -- 981
12,444 13,197 1,.24


KANSAS CITY
39 -- .7 --
2,585 3,152 42.5 41.9
2,837 5,455 50.6 45.9
307 887 5.5 11.8

41 43 .7 .6
5,609 7,535
STT o--- ---------U--


11
1,543
3,730
695

438
6,417


798
4,376
1,415

260
6,847


.2
24.1
58.1
10.8

6.8


11.7
63.9
20.6

3.8


1,158
1,133
1,031
1,082

941
1,077


1,252
1,107
1,023
977

973
1,035


1,245
1,186
1,.-7
1,003

1,074
1,164


29.36
27.39
25.51
22.30

19.95
26.68


26.46
24 26
22.66
20.61

12.205
24.05


1,215 27.69 25.51
1,184 26.29 23.55
1,107 24.69 22.57
1,120 21.08 19.28
979 19.07 17.98
1,135 25.24 22.56

1,282 28.43 25.73
1,170 26,59 25.81
1,122 24.92 22.63
1,097 20.76 29.66
-- 19.39 -
1- ,142 25.66 22.86
- -- -- - -

-- 27.28 --
1,156 26.41 23.81
1,057 24.99 22.85
1,041 21.39 20.25

963 19.83 17.64
1,097 25.41 22.96


1,090
1,020
962

905
1,012


27.75
26.30
24.74
22.10

19.72
24.55


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

3,093 2,633 52.2 34.8 1,155 1,148 26.40
5,787 4,085 60.2 54.1 1,070 1,090 25.15
726 838 7.6 11.1 1,116 1,072 21.61

9,606 7,556 1,101 1,108 25.29
-~ ~ ~ ...11111 -p ~ : -- -- -- -- nf~f -- ~-- --~ -- -- -- ~


23.91
22.60
20.27

18.18
22.15



25.66
22.59
19.25

22.51


Prime.......... -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 2,769 2,777 76.7 73.7 1,167 1,185 26.40 23.46
Good........... 765 906 21.2 24.1 1,065 1,105 24.94 22.20
Standard..*.... 77 65 2.1 1.7 1,054 989 19.91 18.88
Utility ........ -- 19 -- .5 1,006 17.84
All grades..... 3,611 5,767 1,143 1,161 25.99 23.08
------------------------------------------------Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. S.
I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Live stock Division, A. X. S.








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
Cattle : Calves t Hogs tSheep and lambs
City or Area Ap.28rApr.29 Apr.28 Ap.29 Apr'.28 Apr.29 Apr.28 Apr.29
S1962 1961 1962 2 1961 : 1962 2 1961 : 1962 1961


Boston, New York City Area .... 9,642
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 7,276
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 19,407
Chicago Area ................. 14,811
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 26,342
St. Louis Area ................ 9,668
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 26,653
Omaha Area .................... 36,666
Kansas City ................... 14,199
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 531,995
Lou'l, Evan*l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 5,941
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,823
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,387
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 8,766
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 27,696
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 24,979
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,147
Total ...................... 302,398


11,428
8,760
19,883
13,792
29,570
11,486
27,480
41,618
16,830
33,735
5,728
9,548
19,649
12,819
25,149
28,264
8,277


7,976
2,121
6,151
5,933
15,977
1,238

114

8,271
2,021
5,143
801
3,310
105
2,650
260
60,071


10,997 38,207 42,098
2,222 26,630 30.334
4,252 124,586 120,067
5,162 50,611 42,771
17,454 99,291 102,244
1,466 72,793 81,878
-- 99,415 93,224
158 90,379 81,803
-- 37,210 36,149
8,487 270,007 275,149
2,641 55,756 57,281
3,678 25,814 30,227
871 45,932 46,534
4,361 18,635 16,698
140 17,579 14,477
1,619 33,274 28,786
257 18,136 15,768
1,124,255


27,165
2,719
10,262
7,588
7,763
3,419
9,477
11,453

27,710


9,204
51,435
40,853
39,847
4,580
233,275


36,468
3,817
10,755
5,629
13,123
4,050
10,929
16,976

38,271


10,058
44,269
45,908
46,285
5,356


324,016 63,765 1,115,288 291,874
Accumulation to date ..... 5,249,970 1,056,462 19,879,355 4,532,699
5, r59,5.7 1,093,106 18,983,398 4,502,878



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- -- -- ---- -_- -- -- -- Por-- 7 --nj --;- -
Beef Veal Le-cl._lard). and mutton : Total Total
Week ended m r- t N- A Ni- s :Num- a : meat 5 lard
.kNum-endrod. : Num- : Num- I Num-
Sber Prod ber Prod: ber : Pred'. ber tProd Prod. prod.
--------- 1-0- 00 mil.1b. 170000 mil.Ib. 1,00-lo0 id.lb. To6 0il.1b.znillb .1b Tmil.lb.
Apr. 28, 1962 ....... 370 224.2 95 11.3 1310 183.9 255 12.5 431.9
Apr. 21, 1962 ....... 360 216.0 95 11.3 1325 184.4 265 13.0 424.7 --
Apr. 7, 1962 1/..... 370 -- 96 -- 1431 -- 292 -- 43.0
Apr. 29, 1961 T/..... 404 245.3 94 11.4 1282 178.8 517 15.8 449.3 42.7


Percentage change from
Apr. 21, 1962 ....... 3 4 0 0 -1 0 -4 -4 2 -
Aw_-_.9_,__! A-A-..-. -- -8 1 -1 2- -3- -.=1 4 --
I AV


Week ended


- -- -- -- -- -- Y., OZ, -*a\-- -- -- -- 1ABr0
Cattle I Calves Hogs an. heep yield
-* -- -_ -_ __- I- -- -- An p er
S : : : : 2 s 100 lb
Live LDressed. Live LDressed. Live LDrensedL Live ,Dressedp 1 *l


Apr. 28, 1962 ........ 1045
Apr. 21, 1962 ........ 1035
Apr. 7, 1962 ........ 1035
Apr. 29, 1961 ........ 1043


13.8
i1 .8


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.














Classification


Steers -


Prime 900-1100#
lu10-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100


Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-7 ------- -- --- -- -7 -- ----- - -
North
Chicago : Kansas City Omaha : Denver : Portland
SApr.: Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
28 : 29 : 28 : 29 28 29 28 29 : 28 29
I 1962: 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1962 :1961 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961

Slaughter cattle. calves and vealers


28.12
29.40
27.18
27.80
25. .
22.12


700-900# 26.68
600-800 -
21.12


17.00
16.30
15.70
14.20


26.38
26.62
24.38
24.25
22.50
20.82


23.70

19.88


17.30
16.75
16.25
14.68


26.95
26.75
24.58
21.52


26.12
24.00
20.62


16.82
16.02
14.58
15.12


24.52
24.12
22.62
20.00


23.88
22.12
19.25


17.58
16.50
16.00
15.00


28.18
28.48
26.70
26.75

21.25


26.35
25.38
20.25


16.75
15.80
14.65
13.b2


26.00
25.88
24.39
24.25
22.25
19.50


24.00
22.00
19.50


17.50
16.62
15.62
14.62


26.30
26.30
23.78



25.50





15.95
14.75
13.88


23.45
23.45
21.45
19.25


22.68
20.58
18.45



16.62
15.45
14.20


27.78

26.00
23.25


26.37
25.00
22.00


19.00
16.00
15.75
12.00


Bulls Yrlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard



Steers 5C'-8Cm00
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 500-550#;
Choice 11
Good 300-500n
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


19.95 20.25 18.00 18.38 18.05 19.20
19.65 20.75 1. Z8 18.62 18.50 19.10


30.00
27.00
22.00


25.00
25.50
20.00


50.00
27.00
22.00


23 .60
21.20
18.60


27.70
24.60
20.75


27.00
24.75
21.75


27.50
24.75
21.50


18.88 19.00 20.25


-- 53.50
- 31.50
- 27.50


Feeder cattle and calves


26.50
24.25


28.00
26.88
24.88


26.70
24.20


27.50
24.75


- -- 24.58 24.00 24.88
-- -- 22.50 20.75* 22.75


-- 31.00 --
29.50)
- 25.75) 28.35

-- 27.75 --
25.00)
-- 23.25) 25.50


26.25
24.22

24.25
20.75*


51.75 --
29.75)
25.25) 29.00

28.25 ..
26.00)
25.50) 26.00


27.25
26.00
23.50


26.85
24.42


25.75
24.50


- 24.90
-- 21.95*


27.50)
30.25 26.50)



28.10 __


*Medium and Good.


24.25
23.00
22.50
20.50


23.50
22.00
19.75


17.50
16.50
14.25
15.00



20.50


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29.50
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
-----------.-.---- --- ^---^---^- -^ ^- -.- ^
: : S. : : : : Eight
I : Louis : Kansas: : Sioux 'S. St. I S. St.:Indian-: mkts.
Week ended :Chicago: Nat'l. City : Omaha : City 'Joseph : Paul tapolis : con-
I : Stock : : : : : : ined
: : Yards I : : : : t
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 28, 1962 16.20 16.07 15.85 15.85 15.78 15,87 15.65 16.54 15.95
and Apr. 21, 1962 16.14 16.02 15.66 15.75 15.52 15.72 15.68 16.27 15.83
gilts Apr. 29, 1961 16.70 16.48 16.18 16.42 16.25 16.23 16.34 16.91 16.44
Apr. 28, 1962 13.57 15.72 13.71 13.72 15.76 15.78 13.51 15.66 15.66
Sows Apr. 21, 1962 15.47 13.64 15.74 13.68 13.356 13.80 13.50 13.62 13.58
Apr. 29, 9- 1 14.68 15.02' 15.17 15.18 15.06 15.28 14.98 15.09 15.04
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Apr. 28, 1962 255 226 258 241 245 258 256 228 255
and Apr. 21, 1962 225 238 239 244 235 234 250 255
gilts Apr. 29, 1961 239 230 239 242 247 241 239 252 238
Apr. 28, 1962 432 423 430 431 415 416 409 461 .425
Sows Apr. 21, 1962 445 426 419 429 427 411 411 450 427
Apr. 29, 1961 455 416 428 419 425 412 416 455 426
NUMBER OF HEAD -


Barrows Apr. 28, 1962 262.41 52999 18989 44195 39562
and Apr. 21, 1962 21532 451-4 -4'-" 3 .0 10 39432
gilts Apr. 29, 1961 32059 c',:g7 18897 40157 38171
Apr. 28, 1962 2508 5804 926 4827 3854
Sows Apr. 21, 1962 2125 2801 850 4324 3Y'4
Apr. 29, 1961 3049 5196 1399 5861 4515
SOWS Percentage of total
Apr. 28, 1952 8 7 5 10 9
Apr. 21, 1962 9 6 5 10 8
Apr. 29, 1961 9 8 7 13 10

I/ Weighted average.


24172 59575 27240 272975
1.y ,-, ':)-1? 24440 233580
5 32494 27"*8 278914
1552 5671 5134 26056
1520 4050 2243 21417
2058 4744 75,, 29864


6 135 10
7 12 8
6 15 10


9
8
10


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended a Hog products I/ Hog prices 2/ | Gross spread
or margin 3/
Apr. 28, 1962 ............. $17.78 $16.70 $1.08
Apr. 21, 1962 .............. 17.58 16.68 .90
Apr. 29, 1961 ............. 18.82 17.25 1.57
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.
V/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO
I Barrows and
Week ended : gilts 1/
I Dollars per
: 100 pounds
Apr. 28, 1962 .......... 16.20
Apr. 21, 1962 ............ 16.14
Apr. 29, 1961 ....... 16.70


AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
I Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
I No.3 ysTlow : price ratio
: Cents per : based on
: bushel : barrows and gilts
111.9 14.5
110.4 14.6
115.5 14.7


I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on freasy domestic worsted wools
was moderately active in the Boston market. Ap-
proximately 12 cars sold at strong prices. De-
mand was good for practically all grades of
territory wools. Voolen wools were moderately
active, steady, while noils remained slow with
prices unchanged.
Many areas of the territory States were well
cleaned up and the remaining clips were moving
rapidly out of first hands. Due to late shear-
ing in Texas and in the fleece wool States, a
substantial amount of wool remained unsold in
those areas.
All Dominion auctions remained closed during
the Easter recess and trading was limited in the
South American markets. Australia and New
Zealand auctions will resume April 50 while the
Cape sales re-open on May 2.
Fleece Wools Medium grade fleeces includ-
ing baby combing wools sold again this week at
$1.07 clean basis on a core test. Country buyers
were paying from 48-55# but mostly around 50-51
grease basis to the growers for medium wools.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French
combing and staple territory wool sold at $1.25-
1.25 while graded 60/62s brought 31.16-1.17 and
56/58s staple and good French moved around $1.10
clean basis in a strong market. Bulk fine Wyoming
wool in original bags including 50 percent half-
blood with an edge of three-eighths sold around
$1.22-1.25 clean basis, delivered East. Ap-
proximately 14,000 medium grade light shrinking
fleeces sold in Idaho at 54.77# grease basis
while bulk half-blood wools brought 50.760. In
Nevada, 12,000 staple length fine and half-blood
fleeces moved at 53.250 and 14,000 fleeces of
bulk half-blood wools brought 530. A substantial
weight of wool sold in the Sacramento Valley of
California from 55-58#.
Texas Wools Good 12 months Texas wools in
original bags sold around $1.50 while 8 months
wools brought 41.07-1.15 clean basis, delivered
East.
Mohair The mohair market continued very
dull with only small lots sold in Texas at 66
for adult and 96&# for kid hair to the warehouse.
The Boston market was quiet with dealers making
deliveries of mohair tops on old orders.
Foreign Wools Spot foreign wools were
slow. Super skirted Montevideo wools unchanged
from last week. Private treaty offerings from
South Africa follow with combing wools converted
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short wools
to scouring yields, in bond: Combing Wfools -
7 $1.15, 8 $1.13, 12 31.12, 47 $1.12,
48 $1.11, 52 $1.10, 55 31.09. Scoured
Wools 17 $1.08, 22 $1.06, 27 1.02,
7-- 970.
Carpet Wools The carpet wool trade was
slow in Boston. Greasy Buenos Aires November
second clips were offered for shipment at 68-690,
March at 66#, fleeces at 75-74# and 56/40s lambs
wool around 67f. A Cordoba blend was priced at
67-5/4f. Greasy New Zealand carpet fleeces were


quoted around 72-7z; and early shorn wools at
690 while a yellow Montgomery Pakistan wool was
offered at 66# and a nearby Anatolian tannery
wool at 70t, all clean wool fibers present.

Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Foreign

N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" choice white $1.12-1.15
Arg. 56s ave. 2" white 31.11

Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64s locks and pieces ;..P5-.87
Aust. 64s lambs l" 2" choice white 31.26

Noils


Ch. Aust. 64s nobles
Semi-clear Aust. 64s nobles
Good Aust. 62s nobles
Ave. Aust. 58/60s nobles
Good Aust. 58s nobles
Good Dom. 64s nobles
Ave. Dom. 56s nobles
Ave. N. Z. 48/50s nobles
Ch. Cape 70s schlums.


$.90
.78
.82
.77
.76
.72
.60
.71
.69


Wool Tops All grades firm. Domestic
fleece oil-combed 54s sold for future delivery
at $1.44. Quotes follow:


Warp Aust. D/C
70s $1.97
64s 1.84
62s 1.79
60s 1.72
58/60s 1.62


Oil-combed

58/60s $1.60
56s -
50/56s 1.49
48/50s --
Territory
58/60s $1.54
56s 1.51
50/56s 1.48
48/50s --


Warp Dom. D/C
$1.92
1.81
1.74
1.66
1.56


Fleece

$1.48
1.45


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 26, 1962
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.645 (Bid)
July wool tops 1.622 (Bid)
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool 31.267 (Bid)
July wool 1.245 (Bid)
64s grade 2k" average stretched length








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Good and Choice steer
beef sold steady to 50e higher for the most part,
but Choice was steady to weak at Philadelphia
and the small volume of Prime about steady at
New York. Cow beef sold steady to 504 higher at
Baltimore and fully 50 lower at Philadelphia,
otherwise steady. At New York the trend for veal
and calf was steady to $1.00 higher 'ihile sales
at Philadelphia were steady to $1.00 lower, and
other points mostly steady. Old crop and spring
lamb closed steady to $2.00 lower, the full de-
cline on old crop lamb at New York. Pork loins
firm to $2.00 higher at Washington and New York
and $1.00 lower at Philadelphia, steady in other
areas. Spareribs steady to $1.00 lower; fresh
skinned hams $1.00-3.00 lower; Boston butts
$1.00-5.00 lower.
There was very little trading on kosher
meats in view of Passover observance but limited
sales kosher steer beef $1.00-1.50 lower; lamb
$1.00-2.00 off; veal and calf unchanged.
Supplies of beef and lamb normal; veal and
calf moderate to near normal and pork slightly
below normal. Clearance was generally poor at
Philadelphia with beef and lamb carried at
Washington, while carryover at New York comprised
lamb and veal. Trading for beef was slow at
Washington but fairly active under mostly good
demand at other markets, except chucks extremely
slow. Veal and calf moderately active, but late
week demand at New York very narrow. Demand for
lamb was fairly broad early but easiness de-
veloped at midweek as most retail outlets were
very inactive. Pork met good outlet, particu-
larly loins which moved readily in chain distri-
bution, although close was slow at Washington
and New York where early upturns were partially
erased late.

CHICAGO Compared to the previous Friday:
Steer beef closed steady to 500 lower, heifer
weak, veal unchanged, lamb $1.50-2.00 lower,
pork cuts unchanged.
Beef and fresh pork was available in normal
volume, veal and lamb supply moderate. Good and
Choice grades predominated in the beef supply
although the past several weeks the volume of
Prime has increased. Most lamb carcasses weighed
55-65#.
Carcass beef trade was moderately active in
the early part bf week, but slow at the close.
A fairly active opening chuck trade slowed by
Wednesday and prices declined late. Demand was
fair for beef rounds and loins, rounds working
higher. Ribs generally slow. The veal trade
was moderately active. Carcass lamb trade was


slow, but hindsaddles were moderately active.
Fresh pork trade slow, except spareribs in
fair demand on early session.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef was rather slow, steady to 500 higher,
occasional sales Choice heifer $1.00 higher
in the Pacific Northwest. Cow and bull beef
met poor demand and sold steady to $1.00
lower. Calf trading was moderately active,
steady to $2.00 higher. Spring lamb met a
continued narrow outlet and sold in a slow
trade. Prices were steady to $1.00 higher
in Southern California, steady to $3.00 lower
elsewhere. A diminishing supply of old crop
lamb met a very poor demand and sales vere
$1.00-3.00 lower. Fresh pork loins and
spareribs were moderately active, steady
to $2.00 higher in San Francisco, Portland
and Seattle; loins were steady to $1.00
lower in Los Angeles; other fresh cuts about
steady in all areas. Cured pork was slow,
weak to $1.00 lower.
Spring lamb and fresh pork supplies
were above normal, volume of other classes
moderate.

CAMLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, IENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was mostly poor for
fully normal supplies of steer end heifer
beef. Trading was generally slow as prices
for Choice grade worked progressively lower.
Choice steer and heifer beef sold 500-$1.00
lower and Good was steady to 500 lower. Cow
beef sold steady to 500 lower. Clearance
was generally complete on heifer beef but
incomplete on steer beef at some shipping
centers.
Although carcass lamb supplies were
below normal, trading was mostly slow and
prices declined. The week's trend was 500-
$2.00 lower. Clearance was fair. At Denver,
Choice and Prime 30-45# spring lamb carcasses
bulted from $37.50-39.00, 45-55# $36.00-
37.50; at Philadelphia Choice and Prime 30-45#
$42.00-43.00, 45-55# $40.00-41.00.
Trading was uneven on fully normal pork
supplies. Pork loins sold 500-$2.50 lower,
the full decline late at Chicago. Pork butte
were steady to 504 lower while fresh hams
were steady to $1.00 higher. Pork carcasses
cleared in an uneven trade with the trend
700-$1.00 higher at New York but mostly 50#
lower at Philadelphia. 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

Classification New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification -----------*-- -- -------- ---- ----- -'----
: Apr.28 : Apr.29 i Apr.28 : Apr.29 : Apr.28 :Apr.29 :Apr.28 :Apr.29
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 t 1961


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 47.75
Choice 600-700 45.25


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-18
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14f
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


45.00
42.75
43.00


60.50
53.00
49.00


44.75
43.05
41.55
40.30
40.55


61.00
51.00
45.50


44.12
43.62
41.75
41.50

43.50
43.50
40.75

57.00
53.00
50.00


40.88
39.94
38.88
38.88

40.12
39.62
37.75

59.00
52.00
47.50


44.75
44.00
43.00
42.50

43.50
43.50
41.75


40.75
39.50
40.50
39.00

39.50
--


43.03
42.50
42.25
41.00

42.81
42.44


39.62
37.94
38.94
38.00

39.38
38.00
38.19


55.50 52.00


42.25 41.40 38.62* 56.06* 39.00 38.50 37.88 38.62
42.25 41.40 38.62* 36.06* 39.00 58.50 37.88 58.62


43.65
33.00
40.50

44.00
46.00


45.40
37.00
41.20

45.00
46.25


41.25
29.75
38.00


41.12
34.19
37.12


45.50
40.00
45.00


46.00
42.50
47.50


-- 44.00 51.00 46.50
48.75 48.25 -- --


42.50
35.88
41.00


42.88
40.58
42.00


49.00 45.00


47.00 48.00 50.00 52.75 52.00 54.50 49.50 53.00

31.25 36.00 33.25 37.50 33.25 55.50 34.00 34.38
13.25 17.25 14.25 16.75 17.50 18.00 16.25 17.88


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED APRIL 27, 1962


eer ---------- --- -


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weig
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb Old crop
Prime 55-4


42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
38.50-40.50
38.50-40.50
38.50-40.50

42.00-42.25
42.00-42.25
38.50-39.50
38.50-39.50

29.50-29.75
29.50-30.00

36.50-37.00
35.00-36.00
33.00-34.00
36.50-37.00
35.00-36.00
33.00-34.00


41.00-41.75
41.00-41.75
41.00-41.75

36.50-39.50
36.50-39.50

40.25-41.00
40.25-41.00
38.25-38.50
38.25-38.50


41.25-42.50
41.25-42.00
41.25-42.00

39.25-40.50
38.00-39.25

41.25
41.25
38.25-38.75
38.25-38.75


29.50 28.25-28.75
-- 28.75-29.25


35.00
33.00-34.00
31.50-32.50
35.00
33.00-34.00
31.50-32.50


35.50-36.00
34.25-35.00
32.50


44.00-44.75
44.00-44.75
43.75-44.75
39.50-42.50
39.50-42.50
39.50-42.50


44.00-44.50
44.00
44.00

40.50-42.50
40.00-42.00


-- 43.50-44.00
-- 43.50-44.00



-- 30.50-31.50
-- 30.00-30.50


37.00-40.00
36.00-37.50
34.00-35.00
37.00-40.00
36.00-37.50
34.00-35.00


38.00-38.50
37.00-37.50
35.00-35.50
38.00-38.50
37.00-37.50
35.00-35.50


Fresh pork -
Loins 8--1# 38.50-39.50


- 38.25-38.75


Choice


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

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


its -


Choice


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


mamm mm mm mm mmm = mmmm
MOld-crop lamb


a4 3 -e nn 3arab.


45#


39.00-40.00








CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION 2/
S N-umber (000 omitted) : Percent
Mar. : Feb. : Mar. : Mar. : Feb. : "Jan- : Mar.
: 1962 : 1962 Mar. 1961 : 1962 : 1962 : Mar. : 1961
- -- J- -- -. .. .. -_-- ---- -_2 -
Cattle:
Steers ................ 991 870 2,861 901 60.1 59.3 58.4 55.4
Heifers ............... 346 310 1,039 389 21.0 21.1 21.2 23.9
Cows .................. 297 274 954 314 18.0 18.7 19.5 19.3
Bulls and stags ....... 15 13 44 23 .9 .9 .9 1.4
Total 2/ ............... 1,649 1,467 4,898 1,627 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners & Cutters 3/.. 152 129 445 153 8.0 8.8 9.1 9.4

Hogs:
Sows .................. 542 297 1,056 306 5.5 5.6 5.9 5.0
Barrows & gilts ....... 5,852 4,993 16,522 5,780 94.0 94.0 95.7 94.6
Stags and boars ....... 51 21 77 24 .5 .4 .4 .4
Total 2/.............. 6,225 5,311 17,635 6,110 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Sheep and lambs:
Lambs & yearlings ..... 1,192 1,153 3,690 1,282 97.2 98.0 97.7 97.8
Sheep ................. 34 24 88 29 2.8 2.0 2.5 2.2
Total 2/ .............. 1,226 1,177 3,778 1,311 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

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


CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY 'CCFtRATINC- PACKERS
--- -- --- -- -- -- MM ---- - --- ----- ----- - --- -- -- -- |H ** -- -- -- -- ^ J- -- -- ^ *MII-
Hogs Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month -- --- -
slaughtered under : Firms : Head :Barrows : Gilts
Federal inspection :reporting
Number Number Number Percent Percent
Mar. 1962 ............ 6,225,000 27 1,162,845 52.49 47.51
Feb. 1962 ............ 5,312,000 24 1,115,445 51.94 48.06
Mar. 1961 ............ 6,110,000 28 1,154,000 52.90 47.10




PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --;'"Q~
: lls snd : Canners and
: Steers : Heifers : Cows : Bulls and : Cutters,
Region : _:r_ _:_ _:_ _- -:A Sss&
Mr. :aF.- : Mar. Mar.
: 1962 : 1961 :1962 :1961 :1962 :1961 :1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961
Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct.
N. Atlantic States ......... 68.7 74.4 2.1 1.3 28.6 23.5 .6 .8 8.2 7.4
S. Atlantic States ......... 58.3 52.5 5.9 7.2 33.6 38.1 2.2 2.2 17.9 18.5
N. C. States-Eastern ....... 56.5 53.3 15.6 17.4 28.1 27.4 1.8 1.9 10.9 14.2
N. C. States-N. western .... 60.4 54.8 25.1 28.2 135.8 15.7 .7 1.53 6.1 6.7
N. C. States-S. Western .... 69.9 63.5 18.1 21.0 11.6 15.0' .4 .5 5.0 6.5
S. Central States .......... 47.8 38.5 15.5 18.0 57.7 41.0 1.2 2.4 21.6 25.7
Mountain States ............ 42.5 40.0 43.7 46.6 12.8 12.6 1.0 .8 2.6 2.9
Pacific States ............. 71.9 68.8 15.6 14.3 13.3 14.7 1.2 2.2 2.5 4.8








UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
m ------- -f -- --------- T ---- ---------- ]-- ----
March January March Pecar ag2 ef
t a : : March : 5-yr.
t 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1961 Mar. av.
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)
Cattle ................. 1,649 1,627 4,898 4,695 101 111
Calves ................. 461 457 1,277 1,"f9 101 92
Hogs ................... 6,225 6,110 17,635 16,932 102 111
Sheep & lambs .......... 1,227 1,311 3,778 3,728 94 110
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 1,039.9 1,055.4 1,045.3 1,055.6 99 100
Calves ................. 188.5 198.0 197.8 202.4 95 99
Hogs ................... 237.0 235.5 238.4 237.1 101 101
Sheep & lambs .......... 102.8 104.7 101.9 104.1 98 99
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pounds)
Cattle ................. 22.85 22.07 22.50 22.50 104 104
Calves ................. 24.84 24.26 24.82 23.92 102 108
Hogs ................... 16.18 17.41 16.50 17.45 95 94
Sheep & lambs .......... 17.07 16.67 16.98 16.90 102 86
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle ...............; 57.9 57.9 57.6 57.5 -- -
Calves ................ 56.2 56.6 56.4 6.4 -- --
Hogs 1I................. 76.9 76.7 76.9 76.6 --
Sheep-& lambs .......... 48.5 48.9 48.9 48.9 --
lard per l00# .......... 12.6 13.3 12.8 135.53 --
Lard per animal ........ 29.8 31.4 30.5 31,5 -- -
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 602.1 611.1 602,6 607.53 -
Steers 2/............... 655.1 668.1 -
Heifera"2/.............. 548.0 561.9 -- -
Cows 2/................ 516.9 516.8 -- -
CalveW ................. 105.9 112.1 111.6 114.1 --
Hogs ................... 182.5 180.6 185.5 181.6 -- -
Sheep & lambs .......... 49.9 51.2 49.8 50.9 --
Condemnations: 3/ (number of head)
Cattle ................ 4,971 4,675 15,490 14,325 --
Calves ............... 2,169 2,036 7,025 6,291 -- -
Hogs ................... 11,268 11,738 31,670 31,566 --
Sheep & lambs .......... 4,398 4,951 13,314 14,535 -- -
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (thousands of pounds)
Beef ................... 990,099 991,487 2,942,046 2,842,557 100 114
Veal ................... 48,630 50,950 141,695 143,974 95 90
Pork (carcass wt.) ***..... 1,132,817 1,101,365 5,226,179 5,068,599 103 112
Lamb & mutton .......... 60,991 66,856 187,518 188,949 91 109
Total 4/................ 2,252,557 2,210,658 6,497,457 6,243,879 101 112
Pork, excl. lard ....... 877,744 840,157 2,489,049 2,540,642 104 116
Lard production 5/...... 185,285 191,465 537,051 535,188 97 100
Rendered pork faE ...... .8.542 7566 24,551 21,186 115 112
I/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
S/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded numbers. 5/ Includes rendered park fat.
ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION BY WEEKSLMAR. 1962
S "ct- "c-1ves ~ c C 1voges" "- cia ~ tSeep-and2Iamrs T rt "
Week : Num-: Av.S ~ N~ us Av. : -Num7 t Av. s :Num- 7 Av. : STotal fTield 7
ended I ber : dr.:Prod.: ber 2 dr. tProd.tber :dr.l/sProd.:ber dr. tProd.:meat s per tProd.

1000 lb. mil.lb.lO00 lb. mil.lb.l000 lb. mil.lb.lO00 lb. mil.lb.mil.lb. lb. mil.lb.
Mar. 10 394 601 256.7 112 104 11.7 1418 141 200.0 280 50, 13.9 462.5 12.2 40.7
17 367 595 218.4 109 105 11.4 1411 139 196.1 283 50 14.1 440.0 12.9 42.7
24 368 603 221.9 108 105 11.5 1452 142 206.2 278 50 13.8 453.2 12.7 44.2
31 564 603 219.5 101 107 10.8 1388 142 197.1 266 50 13.2 440.6 12.6 41.8
1/ Excludes lard.






348


COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, MARCH 1962 I/

Cattle Calves

Month and Federally Other Av* Federally Other : : Av.
-ederally Total live Federally
period :inspected co- Total live inspected com- Total : live
mercial weight mercial -reight
Thousand head Pounds Thousand head Pounds
March 1962 ... .... 1,649.4 465.9 2,115.5 1,017 461.4 205.4 666.8 207
March1961 ....... 1,627.1 485.8 2,112.9 1,026 456.5 255.7 710.2 206
Jan.-Mar. 1962 2/. 4,897.7 1,597.5 6,295.0 1,021 1,277.1 606.6 1,885.7 215
Jan.-Mar. 1961 7/. 4,694.5 1,599.1 6,095.6 1,026 1,268.2 721.7 1,989.9 212
~- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----- T -- -- -- -- -- -


Hogs


Sheep and lambs
-r -- /- -f -* f- 3 r -


March 1962 ....... 6,225.5 970.0 7,195.5 255 1 i,22. a .o j.,oo.C j-u
March 1961 ...... 6,110.1 1,039.8 7,149.9 254 1,510.7 172.0 1,482.7 104
Jan.-Mar.1962 2/.. 17,654.9 2,957.4 20,592.5 237 3,777.9 482.2 4,260.1 102
Jan.-Mar.1961 V/.. 16,952.5 5,041.7 19,974.0 235 5,728.1 447.9 4,176.0 104

I/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.
COMMERCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, MARCH 1962 1/
Month and : f Veal Pork 2/ : Lamb : TotalLard 5/
riod : ee : : : and mutton : meat -Lard
Mil. lb. MNil. lb. Mil.lb. Mil. lb- Mil. lb. Mil. lb.
March 1962 .... 1,252 77 1,010 68 2,587 206
March 1961 .... 1,242 82 980 75 2,579 214
Jan.-Mar.1962 4/ 3,668 227 2,891 211 6,997 605
Jan.-Mar 1961 T/ 3,565 256 2,750 211 6,760 602

1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
V/ Includes rendered pork fat7 4/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded data.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.


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


Grade


Prime ............. 0
Choice .............
Good ................
Standard ............
Commercial ..........
Utility .............
Cutter ..............
Canner ..............
Cull ................


Beef :
Mar. Mar.
1962 1961 :
Thous. pounds


18,127
415,179
145,808
18,214
4,105
8,354
4,636
134


17,754
409,857
145,612
18,291
4,582
4,611
709
182


Veal and calf
-V
Mar. liar.
1962 : 1961
Thous. pounds
56 80
1,856 2,578
7,532 9,179
1,158 1,374


Lamb and mutton
Mar. Mar.
1962 1961
Thous. pounds
3,670 5,361
29,414 30,835
591 1,257


Total ............. 614,557 601,398 10,849 13,351 33,884 37,458

Bull and stag beef .. 521 1,126
All other meats
and lard.......... 18,947 17,549

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


*I /10






349


MEAT ANIMALS

Farm Production, Disposition, and Income
by States, 1960 1961


Farm production of meat animals totaled a record 51.6 billion pounds live
weight in 1961, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This was 4 percent larger
than the 1960 total of 49. 6 billion pounds and slightly larger than the previous record
of 51. 3 billion pounds in 1959. The proportion by species was the same for both
1960 and 1961 with cattle and calf production making up 58 percent of the total, hogs
39 percent, and sheep and lambs 3 percent. The value of production in 1961, at$9. 6
billion, was up 6 percent from 1960 and included increases of 3 percent for cattle
and calves, and 14 percent for hogs. The value of production for sheep and lambs
was 10 percent below 1960. Prices for hogse and calves were higher in 1961 than in
1960, but prices were lower for cattle, sheep, and lambs.

Gross income (cash receipts plus value of home consumption) from meat
animals amounted to $11.4 billion in 1961, 4 percent more than the $10.9 billion in
1960. Gross income was 3 percent larger for cattle and calves, and 9 percent larg-
er for hogs, but was 8 percent smaller for sheep and lambs. The aggregate live-
weight of meat animals marketed in 1961 was 2 percent above 1960, with cattle and
calf marketing up 3 percent, hogs up 1 percent, and sheep and lambs up 5 percent.

CATTLE AND CALVES: Production of cattle and calves in 1961 totaled 29. 7
billion pounds, a record high. This was 3 percent above the previous record of
28. 7 billion in 1960. Gross income from cattle and calves in 1961 was $7. 7 billion,
3 percent above the $7. 5 billion for 1960. Cash receipts from marketing of cattle
and calves totaled $7.6 billion in 1961, compared with $7.4 billion for 1960 -- an
increase of 3 percent. Prices for cattle in 1961 averaged $20. 20 per 100 pounds
live weight compared with $20.40 the preceding year. Calf prices averaged $23. 70
per 100 pounds live weight compared with the 1960 average of $22. 90.

HOGS: Production of hogs in 1961 is estimated at 20.2 billion pounds and exceeded
the 1960 production of 19. 2 billion pounds by 5 percent. Except for 1959 when
production was 21.3 billion pounds, the 1961 level is the largest since 1951. Cash
receipts at $3. I billion in 1961 were 9 percent larger than the 1960 cash receipts
of $2.9 billion. Gross income in 1961 was also 9 percent larger and totaled $3.3
billion compared with $3. 1 billion in 1960. Hog prices averaged $16. 60 per hundred-
weight compared with $15. 30 in 1960.

SHEEP AND LAMBS: Sheep and lamb production in 1961 totaled nearly 1. 7 billion
pounds, 2 percent above 1960. Gross income in 1961 totaled $304 million, a decline
of 8 percent from the $331 million for the preceding year. Cash receipts, at 301
million dollars, was 8 percent smaller than the $327 million for 1960. Prices for
sheep averaged $5. 19 per hundred pounds in 1961 compared with $5. 61 the preced-
ing year and were the lowest since 1941. Lamb prices averaged $15. 80 compared
with $17. 90 in 1960, and reached their lowest level since 1946.


Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.







AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARrMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
: Average
Commodity and unit : Apr. 15 Mar. 15 : Feb. 15 Apr. 15 : Jan. 1957-
: 1962 1962 ]1962 1961 : Dec. 1959

Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 15.40 16.00 16.50 16.80* 17.30
All beef cattle 21.10 21.20 20.80 20.50* 20.60
Cows 14.70 15.10 14.50 15.40 15.10
Steers and heifers 23.80 235.70 25,.50 22.60* 23.10
Calves 25.40 25.50 25.20 24.10 25.50
Sheep 5.99 6.12 5.94 5.835* 6.48
Lambs 16.60 16.50 16.50 16.00" 19.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. .450 .427 .421 .411 .458
Corn Per bu. .988 .968 .956 .965 1.10
Oats .664 .652 .648 .581 .622
Barley 1.01 1.03 1.04 .847 .892
Hay, all baled ton 21.40 21.80 21.40 20.00 19.10
Cottonseed 50.90 51.50 -- 47.60
Apr.av.
Hog-corn price ratio 3/ 1951-60
United States Bushel 15.6 16.5 17.1 17.4* 13.9
N. Central States 16.1 17.1 17.7 17.9* 14.4
Iowa 16.2 17.5 18.3 18.7* --

Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 100) 1957-59
All farm products 242 244 245 259 242
Feed grains and hay 155 153 152 145 159
Meat animals 303 507 305 305 308
Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest, 1947-49
taxes and wage rates 306 305 505 502 250
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
?/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment. Monthly average.
3/Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight. *Revised.

EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
: Adjusted : Effective parity prices 5/
Commodity and unit b _b bsed_ona da.af2r_
-----------------prices 2/ : A. 1962 : Mar. 1962 : Apr. 1961
Hogs Per cwt. Dol......... 7.09 21.70 21.60 21.40
Beef cattle "t ......... 7.75 23.70 235.60 25.80
Calves ......... 8.58 26.30 26.20 26.30
Lambs "0 ......... 7.98 24.40 24.530 25.30
Wool Per lb. ......... 4/ .241 .757 .735 .752
Corn bu. ......... .526 1.61 1.60 1.62
Oats ......... .276 .845 .842 .845
Barley ......... .415 1.26 1.26 1.25
Cottonseed ton ......... 4/ 20.60 65.00 62.80 62.80
1/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 501 (a) of
" the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 19358 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949,
1954, and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1952-December 1961 average, (in-
cluding an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments
resulting from price support operations) by dividing by 247 percent (the 120-month average
of the Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed
loans and other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
5/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for
months indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the
following calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1952-61 (including an
allowance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments result-
ing from price support operations).








6HIPMINTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
MARCH 1962

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 0 selected North
Central States during March 1962 totaled 334 thousand head, 17 percent less
than the number shipped in during March last year. Of the total cattle and
calves received in these 8 States during the month, 137 thousand moved
through public stockyards--a decline of 8 percent from March 1961. Direct
receipts of cattle and calves during March 1962 amounted to 197 t..ousand
head, or 22 percent less tian a year earlier. The direct movement in
March was 59 percent of the total, compared with 63 percent a year earlier.
Cattle and calves shipped into these States during January-March 1962
totaled 981 thousand head, 18 percent less than the 1961 total for taese three
months.
March shipments of stocker and feeder saeep and lambs into these
8 North Central States amounted to 131 thousand head, compared with 119
thousand head during March 1961--an increase of 10 percent. Of the total
received during March, 63 thousand came through public stockyards--25
percent above March 1961. However, the March 1962 number received direct
totaled 67 thousand head, 1 percent below a year earlier. During January-
March 1962, 462 thousand head of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs were
shipped into these States, 9 percent more than the January-March 1961 total.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and h.ee: Received in selected North Central States
March 1961 and 1962 1/
Cattle and Calves
: Public Stock : Direct : Total
Stt yards
*: l1..rch :- 1 r !,: lar:n.u : r- ,-\.-:}.
1-- 7- 11 1 1, ,
Ohio ........: -, 7, .... _-, I!, _'. ..,
Indiana.....: 5,011 6,041 13, .. 10,057 18,069 16,098 52,667 39,305
Illinois....: 18,275 21,442 41,351 36,011 59,626 57,453 1.-'.,748 154,937
Michigan....: 2,403 2,493 1,601 2,273 4,004 4,766 10,842 13,495
Minnesota...: 13,318 10,007 21.701 17,339 35,019 27,346 132,892 109,197
Iowa........: 63,L '-: 61,240 --..726 64,791 150,131 126,031 461,199 380,066
South Dakota: 12,197 5,895 13,357 7, 27 25,554 13,722 56,647 46,907
Nebraska....: -, L_ _L..1! 73,990 C, ,, 1: -..*4 .:_. 4,1i. 1 .7 1.

Total :149,090 253,234 402,324 1,1 9,757
8 States : 1-.7,026 196,833 333,859 980,694

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio........: 795 2,979 1,934 6,654 2,729 9,633 10,409 22,025
Indiana.....: T,.' l. / ,.1 250 276 959 1,312 2,692 3,091
Illinois....: 4,211 631 5,933 634 10,144 1,2'. 30,428 16,780
Michigan ....: 550 1,024 400 --- 950 1,024 4,708 4,352
Minnesota...: 14,899 10,682 9,676 5,128 24,575 15, 1i, 87,674 7V",.'.'7
Iowa........: 13,'-7. 32,848 28,194 39,000 42,168 71,848 173,953 194,69c
South Dakota: 4, 2, 9,529 5,499 14,383 7,855 61,071 43,352
Nebraska....: 1.',J 11. '' 12,27' l',2.1 22.89.2 1, 2% ..,V,7 12.0i-.11

Total : 50,595 o5 118,800 424,272
8 States : 63,200 67,472 130,672 462,423


1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
Pucli.: Stockyards are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under "Direct' are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.




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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKIY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds

Classification Chicago : Omaha : Kansas ort :Denver Ogden Nort
City Worth Port and
SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) 75-105.#
Prime Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 20.75 1/18.62 21.10 -- 20.91 -- --
Apr. 29, 1961 ...... -- 18.00 -- 16.75 --
Choice Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 20.50 1/17.75 19.95 19.00 20.28 -- -
Apr.29, 196 .... 1625 4.72 17.05 16.25 16.25 --
Good Apr. 28, 1962 ...... -- 16.-75 -- 17.00 19.42 -- --
29, 1961........ _/5.8 /13.78 15.80 15.00 -- -- --
SLAUGHTER IAMBS: (Shorn) 80-11Q
Prime Apr. 28, 1962 ...... -- 16.95 17.25 -- 16.98 -- 14.88
Apr. 29, 1961 ...... 15.52 -- .. .. .. .. 15.75
Choice Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 17.40 16.08 16.50 16.00 16.18 -- 14.50
pr._29, _1961 ...... 15.18 14.10 14.75 12.50 15.80 -- 15.50
Good Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 14.00 -- 14.00
Apr. 29, 1961 ...... 14.8 1.20 13.25 11.45 12.88 14.00
EFES: (Shorn) 90-15012
Good Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 4.50 4.78 4.62 6.50 6.25 -- 4.25
Good & Ch. Apr._29, _1961 ...... 5.92 4.85 3.70 -- 5.48 -- 5.00
Utility Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 4.50 4.78 4.50 6.00 5.25 .- 4.50
Cull c Util.Apr. 29, 1961 ...... 5.20 5.50 5.05 4.98 4.05 -- 3.25
Cull Apr. 28, 1962 ...... 4.38 4.00 3.50 5.50 3.75 -- 3.00
FEEDER IAMBS: (Wooled) en-o'.
Fancy Apr. 28, 1962 ...... -- 16.25 16.75 -- --
Choice Apr. 28, 1962 ...... -- 15.62 -- 2/16.00 15.90 -- 12.94
Good & Ch. Apr. 29, 1961 ...... -- 14.75 -- 10.95 15.58 --
Good Apr. 28 1962 ...... -- 14.25 -- __2714.50 14.80 -- .3!
j/!-ooled basis, 2/ Spring feeder lambs. / Shorn basis.