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MEA T
E WEEKLY SUMMARY

WOO AND STATISTICS

LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 2S, D.C.

Vol. 30, No. 22 May 29, 1962
Week ended May 26
Page
Livestock Market Reviews ........ .. 406
Livestock Market Receipts ... 409
Feeder Statistics ........ . 409
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts . 409
Steer Sales Statistics . . 410
Slaughter at Major Centers ... 411
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . 411
Cattle Prices . ...... 412
Hog Prices .. . .. 413
Hog Purchase Statistics . 414
Sheep and Lamb Prices . 415
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .. .. 416
Wholesale Dressed Neat Prices .* 417
Wool Market Review .. . 418
Special to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Regions, April 1962 415
Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised
Estimates of Meat Production, April 1962 420
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, April 1962 419
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle
Slaughtered under Federal Inspection, April 1962 419
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and
Meat Production, April 1962 . 420
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned
under Federal Meat Inspection, April 1-28, 1962 421
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in
Several North Central States, April 1962 . 425


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers and heifers declined
rather sharply under the influence of liberal
early marketing and lower dressed beef prices.
Steers sold unevenly steady to $1.50 lower,
largely 500-$1.00 off with the greatest down-
turn on Choice and Prime offerings. The general
trend on heifers was also 504-$1.00 lower, al-
though some Standard and Good heifers were
steady. Slaughter cows were largely steady to
500 lower. Feeder cattle and calves sold
steady to $1.00 lower. Barrows and gilts were
steady to 500 lower in the eastern Corn Belt,
but sold steady to 250 higher in the western
Dart of the area. Sows were steady to 254
higher at Omaha and St. Joseph, but steady to
500 lower elsewhere. Spring and old-crop
slaughter lambs were steady to $1.00 lower at
most points but 500-$2.00 lower at Fort Worth
which received about 42 percent of the 12-
market sheep and lamb total.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Fairly
liberal supplies Monday following recent price
declines influenced further downturns on
slaughter steers and heifers. Marketings were
later curtailed but the downswing continued as
wholesale dressed beef prices sagged to a low
for the year. Choice and Prime steers suffered
the brunt of the decline to draw the price
spread on all slaughter steers to the narrowest
range since the first of the year. High-Choice
and Prime slaughter steers sold 75-$1.50 low-
er for the week, average-Good to average-Choice
500-$1.00 lower while low-Good and below sold
steady to 500 lower. Trading, however, closed
active at the week's decline. Heifers grading
Choice and Prime were 50o-"1.25 lower, others
steady to 500 lower. Cows irregular, mostly
steady to 500 lower with prices at some
southern terminals off $1.00 while sales at
Chicago and St. Paul were steady to 500 higher.
Bulls were generally steady to 500 higher.
Vealers steady to $1.00 higher at leading
markets for this class.
Slaughter steers: Several loads of Prime
steers sold up to 29.50 early in Chicago but
nothing passed $28.00 on the mid-week market,
lowest of the year. Choice and Prime bulked
at $24.50-27.50 late in Chicago; Choice largely
$24.00-25.50 at other midwest markets where
Good steers sold mainly from $21.50-23.75.
Slaughter heifers: Bulk Choice heifers
$25.50-25.00, scattered loads and lots high-
Choice and Prime reaching $26.00. Good heifers
largely $20.50-23.50.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
cows sold from $14.00-17.50, mostly $16.50
down, with Canner and Cutter mainly $12.00-
15.50.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Seasonally
small to moderate receipts of feeder cattle and


calves at terminal markets fell somewhat short
of the previous week but were little different
in volume than the same week a year ago. Over-
all quality was fairly typical for this time of
year. Many shipments were of Good and mixed
Good and Choice grades and there was a sizeable
showing of Medium and low-Good but relatively
few high-Choice and Fancy offerings were in-
cluded. Further downturns in slaughter cattle
prices tended to put a damper on demand but
limited numbers proved a price supporting factor
in the feeder trade. At Omaha and Sioux City
prices on Monday were steady to strong but on
later rounds mild weakness developed. Elsewhere,
prices were steady to 500 lower and at St.
Joseph some sales were as much as $1.00 lower.
At Oklahoma City prices were steady with the
full decline recorded there the previous week.
At Fort Worth the trend was steady to $1.00
lower. Lessened competition from packer buyers
on fleshy two-way kinds resulted in moderate
numbers of partly fattened steers being pur-
chased for further feeding. However, feedlot
operators generally were very cautious in secur-
ing feedlot replacements in the face of the
current market for slaughter cattle.
Feeder steers: Bulk Good and Choice 800-
1050# $21.50-24.00, several loads 1000# at
$24.00 already showed sufficient finish to grade
Good and Choice in the beef. At Sioux City a
few loads Choice 900-975# $24.25-24.75 and
limited number Choice 700-800# $25.00-26.50.
Good and Choice 550-750Q ranged $22.00-28.50,
most sales $27.00 down. Some 600-625# at
$24.00-24.50 were mixed Good and Choice. Medium
and mixed Medium and Good 550-750# $18.00-23.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-700#
chiefly $21.50-25.00; few loads Choice 600-650#
$25.50-26.00.
Feeder calves: Choice 350-550# steers
$27.00-32.00, not many above $30.00. Good and
mixed Good and Choice $24.00-28.50. Good and
Choice 350-500# heifers largely $22.00-27.00,
couple loads Choice and Fancy 400-450# $29.00.

HOGS Terminal markets St. Paul and
Sioux City received slight increases in hog re-
ceipts for the week, but the general pattern
was for a mild curtailment. Hence, twelve-
market receipts numbered 530,000 or 4,000 under
a week ago, but 22,000 more than same week last
year. Prices for barrows and gilts again were
irregular, prices at eastern Corn Belt markets
were steady to 500 lower, in general, while
sales at western Corn Belt centers were steady
to 250 higher. Sows sold steady to 250 higher
at Omaha and St. Joseph, while trends at other
markets were steady to 250 lower, St. Louis and
Sioux Falls being 25-504 lower. Sows made up
between 6 and 15 percent at most terminals,
while at St. Paul, sows accounted for 18 per-
cent of receipts.









Barrows and gilts: At the close, U. S.
1-2, 190-2407 sold generally at $16.00-16.75,
although some dipped to $15.85 at St. Joseph
and $15.75 at Sioux City. Extreme for the week
was '1".25 at Chicago, while the highest in the
western Corn Belt was $16.50. Closing sales
No. 1-3, 190-25Cr were at $15.25-15.75.
Sows: Late sales No. 1-3, 270-400# sows
ranged from 13.00-14.50, while No. 2-3, 400-
CeR were taken largely at $12.00-13.50.
Feeder pigs were steady at St. Paul and
Sioux City. Most Choice 1??-1604 sold at
'15.00-15.50 at St. Paul, while 140-160# moved
at $14.50-15.00 at Sioux City.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis ?00-220' barrows
and gilts was 800 per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago,
May 17 to May 23, 1962 inclusive.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts totaled 517,000 compared with
298,000 the preceding week and 316,000 a year
ago. U. S. 1-3 200-25'- barrows and gilts made
up the bulk of receipts. About 9 percent of
the supply consisted of sows. Prices moved
downward early in the period but strengthened
later to leave closing prices for butchers under
240, mostly steady for the week. Heavier
butchers were steady to 15# lower and sows
steady to 25# lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, No. 1-3
200-2301 sold from .15.00-15.65, most No. 1-2
$15.25-15.90.
Sows: Most No. 1-3 270-400# $12.50-13.75;
No. 2-3 400-550# $11.00-13.15.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts at
94,300 compared with 95,400 the previous week
and 89,900 a year earlier. Demand was fairly
good. Barrows and gilts worked generally lower,
190-240# offerings closed mostly 25-500 lower
for the week, weights over 240# closed 25-750
off. Sows were 25-50# lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
190-220# barrows and gilts mostly $15.50-16.00,
limited volume 200-220- -16.00-16.15; No. 1-3
22C-24Cr mostly $15.00-15.50.
Sows: No. 1-3 350-400# $12.50-13.00, No.
2-3 400-50OC $11.50-12.50.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets totaled 100,000 head, compared with
113,000 the previous week and 107,000 during the
corresponding week last year. Supplies at
northern Corn Belt markets were mainly shorn
old-crop slaughter lambs, while spring lambs
predominated at southern and western points,
Old-crop and spring slaughter lambs sold un-
evenly steady to 31.00 lower; slaughter ewes
steady to $1.00 lower. At Fort northh where
about 42 percent of the week's run was offered,
shorn old-crop slaughter lambs were 5nt-Jl.50
lower, spring lambs $1.00-2.00 lower. Feeder
lambs comprised about 60 percent of the supplies
at Fort North and sold steady to $1.00 lower,
some under 604 $2.00 lower. Elsewhere feeders
were scarce, mostly steady.


Old-crop slaughter lambs: Shorn Choice,
with few Prime, 87-l11? N o. 1-5 pelts closed at
e18.00-18.75, Good to mostly Choice No. 3 to
fall shorn pelts $16.50-18.50, however, late
bulk Good and Choice at Fort Worth $14.00-15.50.
Vooled Limited Good and Choice 90-131# $17.00-
18.70.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80-111# ?r0.50-25.00 late, early $22.00-23.50.
Good and Choice 71-1.-c $18.50-21.50, some 65-
105# $17.00-20.00 at Kansas City and Fort Worth.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good shorn $3.00-
5.50.
Feeder lambs: At Denver, Fancy 71# spring
lambs $18.50-19.00, 2 loads 7' Arizonas
$19.10. Choice and Fancy 4'-75r southwestern
S12.00-15.50, some l16.00-16.50 at Sioux City
and $17.00-17.50 at Omaha. Good to Choice old-
crop lambs 50-c-" $9.50-14.50.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota sheep and
lamb receipts totaled 10,400 head, compared
with 11,300 the previous week. Bulk of supply
was slaughter lambs with around 75-80 percent
shorn old-crops and some 20 percent spring
lambs. Slaughter lambs sold steady to 500
higher, slaughter ewes steady.
Old-crop slaughter lambs: Shorn Choice
80-11' No. 1-2 pelts delivered to packing
plants at the close $17.50-18.50, Choice No.
2-3 pelts $17.00-18.00, few Good and Choice
wooled $17.50-18.50.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80C-10Cr $20.50-21.50, few Prime $22.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good shorn $2.50-
4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers rather slow,steady
to weak. Delivery dates current through June
and a couple of strings of heifers into August
and September. Feeder cattle and calves rather
slow, steady. Spring lambs rather slow due to
limited available offerings and about steady.
Slaughter steers: California, 40 Choice,
end of Prime 1050# $28.00. California and
Arizona, 4,100 Good to mostly Choice 875-1175#
$26.25-27.50; 1,275 Good and Choice 925-105Cf
$25.75-26.25; 1,100 mostly Good, 950-1150#
t24.50-25.75; 675 Standard and low-Good 825-
1150# $22.00-24.25. Utah, 65 mostly Choice
950-1040r Z25.50.
Slaughter heifers: California and Arizona,
1,050 Good to mostly Choice 7.0-100IO $25.50-
26.50; 270 Good and Choice 775-85.' $25.00-
25.50; 75 expected mostly Choice 900# $23.50
for September. Utah, 40 Choice 1100# $25.50
high-yielding; 600 Good to mostly Choice,825-
900# $24.50-25.50.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, 465








Choice and Fancy 395-540C $26.00-28.00; 1,300
mostly Choice 500-725# $24.00-25.00 current to
August 1; 630 Good and Choice 600-650# $23.50-
24.00; 1,185 Good 575-600# $23.00; 200 Medium
600# $19.00 for fall delivery. Heifers, 1,080
Choice 415-6157 $23.00-24.75; 125 Medium 575-
700# $21.50. Mixed steers and heifers, 1,600
Choice and Fancy 400-600#, steers $25.00-27.00,
heifers $23.00-25.00; 3,350 Good and Choice
600-650# steers $22.00-24.00 heifers $22.00;
360 Choice 375-425#, steers $27.00-28.00, heif-
ers $25.00-26.00 for fall.
Spring lambs: California, 840 Choice and
Prime 95-100Q wooled $22.50-22.75,bulk $22.75;
1,380 Choice and Prime 95-100# wooled $22.00;
2,150 Choice and Prime 93-100# shorn with No. 2
and 3 pelts $21.00-21.25; 2,075 Choice 80-85#
feeders with No. 2 and 3 pelts $18.00-18.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Slaughter steers and
heifers moderately active, steers 25-75 mostly
50-75 lower, heifers weak to mostly 25# lower.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 3,350 average
and high-Choice 1075-1250# $25.25-25.75, 4,100
Choice 1050-1300# $24.60-25.35; 325 high-Good
with Choice end 1025-1250# $24.00-24.75; 150
Good 1050-1125# $23.00-23.50. The following
cattle purchased by California buyer 150
mostly Choice 1150-1175# steers $25.00 with 100
mostly Good 1025-1125# $23.00-24.00 delivered
to nearby rail loading point; 700 mostly high-
Good and Choice 1050-1100# $25.40-26.00 with
another 575 Standard and Good 975-1I'r.- $25.50,
delivered f.o.b., at California packing plants.
Western Nebraska, 75 mostly Choice 1050-1225#1
steers $25.00-25.25 to California buyer carry-
ing a 250 freight benefit.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 1,550 Choice
815-1000# $24.75-25.50, mostly $25.00-25.25;
225 high-Good and Choice 900-1000# $24.00-24.60.
Feeder cattle: Slow with demand poor.
Colorado, 300 Choice 775# steers $23.50, load
Choice with a Fancy end 600# steers $25.75.
Western Kansas, 1,100 Choice with a Fancy end
475-515# calves and short-yearling steers
$26.50-27.00; 450 Choice and Fancy 575-625#
heifers $23.50-24.50.
Sheep and lambs: Slaughter lambs steady to
500 higher. Choice 104-118// old-crop shorn
lambs with No. 2 and 3 pelts 104-118# $18.00-
18.50, around 725 Choice with a Prime end $19.00
late in the week.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Slaughter
steers and heifers 500-$1.00 lower. Feeder
classes moderately active, 500 to mostly $1.00
lower. Spring slaughter lambs fairly active,
$1.00-2.00 lower; shorn old-crop slaughter
lambs weak to $].00 lower; spring feeder lambs
moderately active and fully steady; old-crop
feeder lambs moderately active and mostly steady.
Slaughter cattle: Steers, 13 loads mostly
Choice 95n-1n7?5, $24.90-25.00; mixed Good and
Choice 900-1100# $23.50-24.25; Good 900-109Q?


$22.00-23.50, several loads Standard $20.50-
22.00. Heifers, several loads Good and Choice
709-950# $23.00-23.50, Good 691-900# $22.00-
23.00; mixed Standard and Good 750-850# $21.00-
21.75.
Feeders: For immediate delivery, 1,200
Choice 600-650# steers $24.30-24.40; 125 Good
and Choice 600-675# steers $23.25; 45 Good and
Choice 700-725# steers $22.50; 240 Good and
mostly Choice 525-575# heifers $23.00-23.50,
675 Good and few Choice 425-475# heifer calves
$22.00-22.50.
Slaughter lambs: 1,000 Good and mostly
Choice 88-101# spring slaughter lambs $18.00-
18.50; 12,500 Good and Choice 90-105#old-crop
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $14.00-
15.00, large share $14.00-14.50.
Feeder lambs: 7,500 Good 65-85# spring
feeders $14.50-15.50, mostly $15.00; 8,000
Good and Choice 74-81# old-crop feeders with
No. 1-2 pelts $11.00-11.50.
Amarillo area Trading slow on slaughter
classes, 50-750 lower. Activity on feeder
cattle almost at a standstill, prices steady.
Slaughter steers: 70 Good, Choice end,
114Q# early in week at $24.00; 300 Good,
Choice end, 1050-1175# later $23.30; load
Good 700# $23.00.
Feeder classes: About 600 Choice 675#
yearling steers $25.00 for immediate delivery.
For September delivery: 300 Choice 675#steers
$24.00; 150 Choice 600# heifers $23.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter cattle
slow, steady to weak. Only scattered sales
stocker and feeder cattle. Good demand for
slaughter spring lambs, prices 50#-$1.00higher,
Slaughter steers: Washington, Good to
mostly Choice 960-1100# $26.50-27.25.
Slaughter heifers: Good and Choice 750-
950# $25.00-25.50.
Feeder cattle: 700 mostly Choice steers
expected 700# $24.00 for October; 100 Choice
525-700# heifers $24.00-24.50.
Slaughter spring lambs: Oregon, 1,400
Choice and Prime 85-103# $20.50-22.00; 100
Good to mostly Choice 100# old-crop with No. 1
pelts $16.50 delivered. Washington, 1,000
Choice and Prime 90-100# $21.00-21.65.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING General
trade slow. Few fall contracts on feeder year-
lings and calves at steady to strong prices.
Montana, 100 high-Choice with an end of Fancy
yearling steers for fall to delivery, around
750-800Q $24.00; 100 high-Choice and Fancy
two-year-old steers for fall delivery $22.00
to weigh 1000-1050#; 125 Good 700j mixed year-
lings for fall delivery, steers $22.00, heif-
ers $20.00.
Feeder calves: 400 Choice and Fancy 350-
375# for fall, steers $30.00, heifers $28.00.
Sheep: Price trend poorly tested. Mon-
tana, 900 mostly Choice 103-105# old-crop
slaughter lambs with No. 1 pelts $16.00. Total
of 2,300 Choice feeders for fall delivery
$15.00-15.50.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SAIABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
-------------------------------------------------
I~ 7 Cattle Calves o1 i SheB and_ Lajb-
Market 1 May 26 t May 27 7 May 26 s May 27 t May 26 t May 27 7 May 26 t May 27
1 1962 3 1961 1 1962 s 1961 s 1962 s 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Chicago ....... 30,451 57,630 74 117 34,108 41,781 1,251 35,109
Denver ........ 7,876 9,557 36 43 4,930 5,200 4,815 8,503
Fort Worth .... 8,441 11,917 1,668 1,419 2,032 2,405 42,540 38,214
Indianapolis .. 6,283 6,389 526 482 26,382 25,379 867 660
Kansas City ... 18,407 15,407 965 599 19,516 16,893 7,144 9,738
Oklahoma City 11,998 8,956 1,124 368 4,294 5,969 4,586 5,864
Omaha ......... 55,775 34,973 534 136 51,860 42,857 10,807 12,758
St. Joseph .... 14,271 15,554 276 448 27,152 26,515 7,032 7,855
St. Louis NSI 15,735 13,456 1,572 1,419 54,486 49,559 4,266 2,954
Sioux City .... 27,667 23,597 1,067 1,018 47,279 40,615 8,814 7,349
Sioux Falls ... 8,554 7,147 27 28 15,831 12,857 3,147 3,018
So. St. Paul .. 20,115 21242 3 901 47533 42,294 40 481 5 115 8,596
Total ....... 203,551 205,625 11,370 10,610 330,164 308,291 100,382 106,618
- Ma 19. 1962 219,916 10,160 334,552 112,577
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA May 26, 1962 May 19, 1962 May 27, 1961
Hogs ...... 317,000 298,000 316,000*
Sheep .... 10,400 11,500 17,200*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 94,300 95,400 89,900 *Revised.

------_---- --- --- -- -- --- 0* -.s ------
FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
---.--.---------- w^^ --------------- ^0^ 111.C11 ^^ ^ots^~_
a Week ended t Month I Four months
M May24 i May 17 I May 25' Apr. ~ Apr. I Jan.-Apr.
S1962 1962 t 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961
Steers 1003# up ......... 547 457 559 2,178 2,506 7,762 12,515
901-1000 ......... 1,548 1,250 1,600 8,299 7,674 31,228 33,829
801-900 .......... 5,776 2,498 2,458 12,685 12,159 51,546 53,662
701-800 .......... 4,580 3,588 5,116 18,152 17,158 54,558 64,189
501-700 .......... 10,102 7,242 8,622 56,463 47,524 158,280 184,294
Total steers 10 markets.... 20,555 15,035 18,555 97,757 86,801 505,154 348,487
Av. wt. .... 717# 725# 721# 702# 704# 714# 712#
Ar. cost* .... $25.62 $24.14 $22.06 $24.87 $24.05 $24.08 $24.19
w Chicago ...... 25.64 23.78 22.50 24.55 25.09 23.59 25.15
S Kansas City... 22.90 24.58 22.55 25.11 24.38 24.14 24.24
S Omaha ........ 25.94 23.68 22.25 25.06 24.05 24.58 24.18
S "S. St. Paul... 21.72 22.74 20.87 22.75 21.80 21.72 21.86
U Sioux City.... 25.46 25.52 25.21 26.33 25.53 25.42 25.75
Denver ....... 22.76 22.90 22.64 24.59 24.17 24.14 24.99
SFt. Worth .... 25.07 23.94 21.10 25.80 25.18 25.44 25.56
SOklahoma City. 22.85 25.55 21.24 24.02 25.05 25.76 25.52
S S. St. Joseph. 24.21 25.94 23.14 24.65 24.72 24.10 24.10
St. Louis NSI. 25.49 24.24 21.57 25.94 22.87 25.54 22.96
Total calves 10 markets.. 7,606 6,105 6,551 553,758 27,960 149,085 162,609
S heifers .... 4,099 5,887 2,150 18,151 12,861 51,765 50,401
o" ow .... 466 565 510 2,230 2,255 9,824 11i505
SNot adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SLABLE RECEIPTS
-------- Kan-- tS -- I St. I------- S---t---------
Chi-. K S. St.' 'Sioux'S.St. Indian-' Den- Ft. tOkla.W ich-s San
Week ended c teas ImahtJoseph Lou ity tPaul ,apolis ver '4arth City itsa Antonio

Feeders
May 25, 1962 2 45 10 9 9 27 10 6 5 75 74 32 65
May 18, 1962 5 41 11 7 8 21 8 5 5 75 76 43 60
May 26, 1961 1 50 9 14 12 21 5 8 6 60 64 40 55
Slaughter cows
Nay 25, 1962 4 11 8 7 12 6 20 8 20 15 11 21 15
May 18, 1962 4 10 8 6 9 5 20 8 17 10 8 16 20
May 26, 1961 5 7 9 5 10 5 20 11 20 20 8 16 15
------------ --------------- ----- ----------------





410
STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER L/

Number of hd percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade '---- -- --- ---
Grade Week ended
: May 24 May 25: ay 24 May 25 : Ma 24 May 25 May 24: Ma 25
S 1961 : 1962 : 1961 :_ 1 962 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.....


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


Prime... .......
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard .......
Utility.......


1,776
16,598
5,878
753

250
25,255


7,489
9,226
1,184
320
18,219

89
6,329
6,589
608
154


2,793
18,214
8,014
1,506

297
30,824

27
8,333
8,884
1,484
240


7.0
65.7
23.3
5.0

1.0


9.1
59.1
26.0
4.9

.9
.9


OMAHA
S .2
41.1 43.9
50.6 46.8
6.5 7.8
1.8 1.3


18,968
SIOUX CITY
-- .6 --
6,215 46.0 48.2
4,807 47.9 37.3
1,865 4.4 14.5
1.1


1,250 1,266 27.42 24.29
1,179 1,206 25.43 22.62
1,084 1,112 23.88 21.57
1,057 1,039 21.15 19.40

960 1,011 19.46 18.37
1,156 1,177 25.08 22.30

-- 1,252 22.53
1,154 1,177 24.36 21.83
1,083 1,113 23.17 20.78
1,100 1,130 20.32 18.28
1,026 1,026 18.88 17.44
1,112 1,141 23.45 21.03

1,280 26.12 -
1,162 1,184 24.36 21.90
1,087 1,151 23.25 20.92
1,086 1,112 19.92 18.78
1,012 -- 18.92 -


13 769 12 887 1,122 1 161 23.62 21.10
--------- ------- -g ---------- ------------


-- 55 -- .5
1,898 3,610 35.1 55.1
3,012 2,148 55.7 32.8
447 747 8.3 11.4

47 13 .9 .2
5,404 6,551
-ST. foUIS NS


1,441 463 23.5 6.7
3,923 4,998 63.9 72.8
605 995 9.9 14.5

165 412 2.7 6.0
6,134 6,868


3,652
4,114
460


5,104
4,436
845


44.5
50.1
5.6


57.0
52.9
10.1


1,248 22.65
1,120 1,149 24.93 22.41
1,033 1,072 23.49 21.39
1,044 1,041 19.77 18.85

1,037 1,031 18.54 17.01
1,065 1,112 23.68 21.70


1,065 1,049 25.07 22.81
1,019 1,036 23.64 21.59
986 968 21.15 19.80

951 917 19.14 18.57
1,025 1,020 23.64 21.25


1,142
1,065
1,064


1,164
1,103
1,109


24.53
23.37
19.86


22.57
21.56
18.70


All grades..... 8,206 8,385 1,099 1,126 23.71 21.56
----------------------------D-VE

Prime.......... -- -- --
Choice......... 5,327 3,020 80.2 77.1 1,152 1,177 25.07 21.90
Good........... 750 761 18.1 19.4 1,125 1,127 23.11 20.64
Standard....... 70 119 1.7 3.1 1,051 1,042 19.48 18.49
Utility........ 15 -- .4 912 17.44
All grades..... 4,147 53915 1,145 1162 24.63 21.56

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






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
Cattle Calves : Hogs Sheep and lambs
City or Area MaN MaG y l 7! Bay e? 6T May 277 Ra7y t6T ay, I MBay 26T Ray T2
1962 s 1961: 1962 : 1961 1962 1961 1962 t 1961
Boston, New York City Area .... 12,455 10,981 9,745 9,738 55,773 38,294 30,074 33,177
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 8,092 7,954 1,450 1,519 29,227 26,634 5,906 5,551
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls 20,524 18,904 3,905 5,855 123,394 101,164 10,904 11,822
Chicago Area ............... 17,184 15,804 6,042 4,071 50,563 39,154 9,290 6,911
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 24,285 29,199 9,145 12,897 75,122 94,018 9,234 13,855
St. Louis Area ................ 11,372 10,952 1,288 1,763 72,603 66,665 4,777 5,091
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 27,605 25,178 -- 96,436 91,074 8,495 9,142
Omaha Area .................... 59,276 38,409 80 56 86,455 74,748 12,948 15,427
Kansas City ................... 14,829 15,102 -- 56,082 54,596 -- -
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 5533,837 54,909 7,730 6,562 269,545 258,468 26,611 55,074
Lou'1, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 6,067 5,985 2,650 2,942 51,395 49,657 -
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 10,113 9,755 3,542 4,291 22,994 26,07 -- --
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,250 20,503 1,352 750 47,587 42,975 8,568 12,897
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 11,799 14,605 5,754 4,561 17,077 14,251 50,116 45,745
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 25,911 25,866 82 208 18,227 14,582 26,557 52,176
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 24,789 27,568 2,829 1,875 29,450 28,875 50,561 38,649
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,321 7,774 264 315 17,255 15,221 5,575 6,769
Total ..................... 516,507 55,658 1,077,163 237,396
517,226 55,0035 1,014,171 268,264
Accumulation to date .......6,555,225 1,274,530 24,386,016 5,530,405
6,367,850 1,524,474 23,380,180 5, 38,5'0



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- ------ ---- - -- P Lanb -r
S Beef Veal excl._lard and mutton : Total Total
Week ended N.um- T : Num- T : Num- : : Num- : : meat lard
Sber : Prod. : her : er : r er r : prod. prod.
bar : ber : ber brprd
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 nil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 nil.lb.mil.lb.*mil.' b.

May 26, 1962 ...... 585 256.4 85 10.5 1,250 174.0 260 12.0 452.9
May 19, 1962 ........ 400 244.4 80 9.8 1,250 176.9 275 15.2 444.3 --
May 5, 1961 1/...... 374 89 -- 1,509 -- 265 -- 42.6
May 27, 1961 1/...... 582 255.4 80 10.4 1,171 166.7 283 13.5 424.0 59.9

Percentage change from:
May 19, 1962 ........ -4 -3 6 7 0 -2 -5 -9 -5 -
May 27, 1961 ........ 1 1 6 1 7 4 -8 -11 2 -
-------------------------------------------------
.: .... Average geight_(lb)_ - Lard
s Sheep yield
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs and lambs yield
S-. -- per
SLive Dressed. Live .Dressed. Live Dressed. Live .Dressed: 00 lb.

May 26, 1962 ........ 1050 614 220 123 240 159 95 46
May 19, 1962 ........ 1045 611 220 125 244 142 97 48 -
May 5, 1962 ........ 1045 606 215 120 242 140 98 48
May 27, 1961 ........ 1045 611 232 150 247 142 98 48 13.8

1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.












Classification


Steers -


Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
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
------- -,-------------- -- ----------^- --
: : : : North
: Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
:May : y May: May May :May : My May May : May
: 26 27 26 27 26 27 26 27 26 27 26 27
1962 : 1961 1962: 1961 1962: 1961 1962 1961' 1962: 1961
: Slaughter cattle c d
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


26.62
27.35
25.55
25.60
25.18
21.00


700-900# 24.35
600-800 -
20.58


16.50
16.10
15.68
14.05


Bulls Yr1gs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard



Steers 500-800f
Fancy
Choice
Good


24.20
24.30
22.85
22.60
21.20
19.50


22.52
--
19.12


16.75
16.50
16.22
14.50


19.60 19.00
19.25 19.50


29.50
27.00
22.00


25.00
24.78
22.95
20.18


24.50
22.52
19.42


15.68
14.78
13.65
12.28


22.88
22.68
21.50
19.05


22.92
21.48
19.00


17.12
16.38
15.72
14.75


17.58 18.00
17.62 18.38


25.40
21.65
18.65


28.50
25.20
20.50


23.00
21.25
18.50


27.50
24.00
20.00


26.05
26.05
24.90
24.92
22.78
20.50


24.90
22.52
20.00


16.00
15.00
13.88
12.75


25.62
25.50
22.60
22.48
20.68
18.62


22.52
20.75
18.62


17.00
16.25
15.55
14.62


17.50 19.00
17.75 18.88


27.00
24.75
21.75


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24.75
24.72
22.28



25.00





15.25
14.40
15.10



18.25


22.20
22.00
20.25
18.50


22.58
20.12
18.25



16.75
15.75
14.25



19.25


28.00
24.75
21.50


27.00
26.75
25.25
25.00


25.75
24.50
21.75


16.25
16.00
15.75
12.00


25.56
22.62
22.25
20.00


23.00
21.50
18.75


15.50
14.94
14.00
12.50


19.50 -
19.69 21.00


50.00
28.00
24.50


28.50
26.50
23.12


Feeder cattle and calves


26.50
24.00


26.60
25.75
24.00


26,05
25.60


27.25
24.50


26.00
23.50


27.25
26.00
25.50


25.50
22.75


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Choice
Good

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Fancy 500-550#h
Choice "
Good 500-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good

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- -- 23.50 23.90
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24.75)

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24.88 23.50
22.75 19.75*



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S-SaT. 2 : 2 2 2 2 Eight
-- -- -- -- -- -- T -g-- ^- -. ^- -- ^- -. ^^
2 : Louis : Kansas : Sioux 'S. St. S. St.'Indian-: mkts.
Week ended :Chicago: Nattl.: City : Omaha City toseph Paul tapolis com-
2 : Stock : t : : i bined
S : Yards : :I : 2 2


AVERAGE COST -
Barrows May 26, 1962
and May 19, 1962
gilts May 27, 1961
May 26, 1962
Sows May 19, 1962
May 27, 1961
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows May 26, 1962
and May 19, 1962
gilts May 27 1961
May 26, 1962
Sows May 19, 1962
May 27. 1961
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 26, 1962
and May 19, 1962
gilts May 27, 1961
May 26, 1962
Sows May 19, 1962
May 27, 1961
SOWS -
May 26, 1962
May 19, 1962
May 27, 1961


Dollars per 100 pounds
15.68 15.66 15.17 15.25 15.14 15.19
15.96 15.83 15.41 15.60 15.54 15.47
16.58 16.78 16.14 16.17 16.01 16.04
13.18 13.28 13.36 13.17 13.04 13.23
13.43 13.44 13.51 13.41 13.41 13.45
13.94 14.21 14.22 14.16 14.04 14.16
Pounds
238 224 236 239 240 238
238 225 239 241 241 236
238 222 237 242 246 238
447 420 425 414 402 412
429 415 428 428 424 424
450 428 436 414 428 416


27902
26780
35104
3093
2247
3295

10
8
9


48676 17273 42622 40389
50601 20466 44400 37681
43468 15021 34981 34809
3369 1277 6113 5094
3602 1422 5493 4172
3126 1129 5920 4997
Percentage of total
6 7 13 11


7 6
7 7


11 10
14 13


24160
26880
23444
1858
1983
2020


L5.31 15.89 15.41
15.49 16.28 15.69
16.06 16.92 16.55
L3.26 13.37 13.21
13.45 13.61 15.45
14.10 14.10 14.10

237 229 235
238 230 236
244 232 257
399 457 417
407 458 424
398 462 425


28777
26436
26400
6343
5339
6660


7 18
7 17
8 20


21828 251627
23845 257089
21222 234449
2698 29845
2635 26895
2317 29464

11 11
10 9
10 11


1/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products I/ Hg prices 2/ t Gross spread
or margin 3/
May 26, 1962 ................ $17.34 $16.30 $1.04
May 19, 1962 ............. 17.70 16.52 1.18
-- 27 7 1961 ..............- 18.51 17.23 1.28
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.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
: Barrows and : Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts 1/ : No.3 yelow : price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts

May 26, 1962 ........... 15.68 116.4 13.5
May 19, 1962 ........... 15.96 115.7 13.8
May 27, 1961 ........... 16.58 113.4 14.6
l/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.





415

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

Kansas Fort North
Classification :Chicago : Omaha CKa s orth Denver Ogden Port
City : Worth Portland

SLAUGHTER IAMBS: (Spring) 75-105#
Prime May 26, 1962 23.25 21.58 22.12 -- 22.95 21.75 21.88
May 27. 1961 19.75 18.15 18.00 -- 18.68 -- 16.55
Choice May 26, 1962 22.75 20.72 21.55 18.95 21.40 20.88 21.62
MaZ 27 1961 -19.00 17.62 17.52 16.95 17.12 16.34
Good May 26, 1962 -- 19.12 20.18 17.25 19.05 20.75
!MaZ 2-7 1961_ 18.00 16.40 16.25 15 .5
SIAUGHTER LAMBS: (Shorn) 80-110#
Prime May 26, 1962 -- 18.65 -- -- 16.25
Maz 27, 1961 -- -- -. --
Choice May 26, 1962 18.25 17.58 14.75 -- 15.75
May 27 1961 15.62 14.22 15.38 12.50 14.75 12.00
Good May 26, 1962 17.25 -- 15.00 -- -- 15.25
ZMa 27. 1961 14.50 12.85 14.50 11.50 13.62 10.00
EWES: (Shorn) 90-150#
Good May 26, 1962 4.50 4.88 5.50 4.75 6.68 -- 5.00
Good & Ch. May 27. 1961 5.0 5.00 .20 5.52 -- 4.50
Utility May 26, 1962 5.00 4.88 5.00 4.25 5.62 -- 3.75
Cull & Util._MaZ 27 1961 4.60- 4.10 2.85 4.50 ._ .98 -- -- -3.12
Cull May 26. 1962 4.50 5.75 4.00 3.62 4.00 -- 2.50
FEEDER IAMBS: (Spring) 60-75#
Fancy May 26, 1962 -- -- 18.64 --
Choice May 26, 1962 -- 14.60 17.62 -- 16.25
Good & Ch. May 27- 1961 14.00 -- 10.25 -- 13.50
Good May 26, 1962 -- -- 11.45 --



UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
April 1962 with comparisons
(Thousand head)

: Cattle : Calves : Hogs : Sheep and Lambs
Region -16- --- -- -_ -
: 1962 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 1961
N. Atlantic States ...... 114 105 123 106 477 452 152 167
S. Atlantic States ...... 49 47 31 34 328 324 1/
N. C. States Eastern .. 245 250 110 115 1,345 1,0929 82
N. C. States N.Western. 490 483 47 46 2,163 1,945 296 549
N. C. States S.Western. 151 158 7 9 545 469 79 80
S. Central States ....... 145 158 43 49 490 509 158 169
Mountain States ......... 142 124 1 1 105 86 198 179
Pacific States .......... 188 _196 19 19 220 173 201 221

Total ................. 1,522 1,502 383 378 5,672 5,049 1,175 1,247

Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): April 1962,
horses 2,928 ; goats 6,39 ; April 1961, horses 2,883; goats 6,723,
/ Not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer carcass prices
were 500-$1.00 lower at Washington and Balti-
more and downturns of $1.00-2.00 were made at
New York and Philadelphia. Cow beef sold weak
to 500 lower; veal steady to weak at New York,
but $1.00-2.00 lower at the other market
centers. Lamb prices were weak to $2.00 lower,
mostly $1.00 off; however the trend was steady
to $1.00 higher at Philadelphia. Pork loins
sold $1.00-3.00 lower; Boston butts $1.00 off;
fresh skinned hams $1.00-2.00 lower; spareribs
strong to $2.00 higher.
Kosher steer forequarters closed $1.00-
2.00 lower, while veal aad calf held steady.
Kosher lamb prices were steady to weak.
Supplies of steer beef were normal, while
other classes of fresh meats were moderate to
near normal. Trading was only moderately ac-
tive at the various markets along the Eastern
Seaboard. Steer loins, ribs and veal carcasses
found the most dependable outlet. Demand was
fair for pork but at the close demand was quite
broad for loins in New York. Clearance was
fair for most meats, however, small lots of
steer and lamb carcasses were carried at New
York along with beef chucks and rounds at Wash-
ington.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold 500-
$1.50 lower, veal steady to $1.00 lower, lamb
$1.00 higher, pork loins 8-16# $1.00-1.50
lower, Boston butts 4-8# steady, spareribs 3#
down fully $2.00 higher.
Normal offerings were on hand in the beef
and fresh pork divisions, while the veal and
lamb supply was only moderate. Beef fell large-
ly into the top Good and Choice grades. Lamb
consisted mainly of 45-65# carcasses. The
volume of spring lamb continues to increase.
Carcass beef trade was slow on each
session. Beef loins and equal fabricated cuts
moved freely into all channels with prices
working higher. Other primal cuts were mostly
slow particularly chucks, however, demand de-
veloped for rounds by Wednesday and early down-
turns were partially recovered. Veal was only
moderately active but the market went unchanged
except an increased volume of Good carcasses
showed some weakness. Carcass lamb slow to
moderately active, with the best action early
in the week. Lamb loins and ribs were readily
absorbed but end cuts, particularly legs, were
very slow. Demand was fair for spareribs.
Pork loins and butts were generally slow until
late in the week when activity improved.


PACIFIC COAST Inshipment of consider-
able quantities of beef from Colorado and the
midwest had a depressing effect at West Coast
centers. Steer beef sold slowly at weak to
$1.00 lower prices and heifer steady to 504
lower. Cow beef moved at a fairly active
pace, steady to weak except in Southern Cali-
fornia, where the trend was firm to 504
higher. Calf and veal sold mostly steady ex-
cept in the Los Angeles area where firm to
$2.00 higher prices prevailed. Spring lamb
sold firm to $2.00 higher. Pork was steady
to $1.00 lower in California, loins $1.00-2.00
lower in Southern area. Fresh pork and sliced
bacon sold steady to $1.00 higher in Portland-
Seattle areas, other cured pork there steady
to $1.00 lower.
Supplies of spring lamb, calf, veal, cow
and heifer beef were moderate and steer beef
above normal.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was poor and trading
slow on steer and heifer beef all week. Sup-
plies were fully normal. Prices declined
sharply to reach the lowest levels since last
November at some shipping points. Part of
the early decline was erased in late sales on
both classes. Choice steer beef sold 750-
$1.50 lower. Good steer was steady to $1.50
lower, mostly steady to $1.00 lower. Heifer
beef sold steady to $1.25 lower, largely 500-
$1.00 off. Cow beef was uneven and steady to
504 lower, some $1.25 lower at Philadelphia
and $1.00 higher at Denver. Clearance was
generally good on heifer and cow beef but in-
complete on steer beef.
Demand narrowed for the normal supplies
of lamb this week and trading was slow and
uneven. Prices were steady to $1.00 lower at
Omaha and eastern centers but $2.00-2.50 lower
at Denver. Spring lamb sold steady to $5.00
lower, mostly $1.00-2.00 lower. Clearance
was only fair.
Demand was only moderate for fully normal
supplies of pork products. Pork loins sold
$2.00-2.50 lower at Omaha but steady to 500
higher at Chicago where prices showed the full
decline late the previous week. Pork butts
sold 504-$1.00 higher and fresh hams were 504-
$1.50 lower. Pork carcasses sold steady to
$1.00 lower at New York and Philadelphia.
Clearance was generally complete on pork pro-
ducts.







WOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
------------------------------------------------------------------
S New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : : -
SMay 26 : May 27 May 26 : May 27 : May 26 : May 27 : May 26 May 27
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 a 1961


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


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 8-1?
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 53 down
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


45.65
43.55
42.80
40.95
41.20


59.50
51.00
48.00


42.70
40.45
38.95
37.95
37.95


59.00
49.00
45.50


42.12
41.62
40.88
40.62

41.62
41.62
40.12

55.00
50.00
46.50


57.25
56.38
56.12
56.12

37.38
37.38
35.69

58.00
51.00
48.00


43.75
43.25
43.50
42.75

43.50
43.25
42.00



55.00


39.00
36.88
59.00
57.50

38.12





50.00


43.28
42.25
42.19
41.00

43.19
42.19


57.94
36.69
57.44
36.88

37.94
37.00
57.06


46.50 41.50 43.50* 37.50* 43.25 37.00 44.25 58.00
46.50 41.50 43.50* 57.50* 43.25 37.00 44.25 38.00


41.30
33.40
42.55

43.50
45.00


44.80
36.00
42.50

45.00
46.25


38.75
29.25
40.00


41.25
33.00
39.38


45.50
38.00
46.75


46.25
39.25
45.50


42.50
34.00
44.00


-- 44.50 50.38 45.50 47.50
49.00 48.75 -- -- -


49.50 49.00 50.00 52.75 52.50 54.50


42.75
57.50
45.00

42.62
--


50.38 52.12


29.50 54.50 32.75 34.00 32.00 34.75 33.50 54.00
13.50 16.00 14.25 14.75 17.50 18.00 16.25 17.25


*Old-crop lamb. g^ p 1962
*1ld-crop lamb. ~ BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS EEK ENDED MAY 25, 1962

---e 0 --- 9Prices T ~-~ -- 90- -0 a1F7B70- csd d0 -
Classification _L -_ica ie a a- Be ~ aha --wrT c i- r jdi--a
,teer ef- ----------- -e --------------------------- i--pl-
Choice 600-700# 39 50-40 0 o 2R.25-?39. 0 9 00-9 50 4l. 00-4A2 0o 41 0-4?A2 0


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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


Fresh pork -


59.00-39.50
38.50-39.00
37.50-59.00
37.50-39.00
57.50-59.00

39.50-39.75
39.50-39.75
37.50-58.50
37.50-58.50

29.00-29.50
28.25-29.50

41.00-42.00
39.00-40.00
57.00-38.00
41.00-42.00
39.00-40.00
37.00-38.00


37.75-39.50
36.75-38.00

55.00-38.00
35.00-38.00

39.00-40.00
39.00-39.50



28.00-29.00


42.00-45.25*
42.00-43.25*


42.OC
42.00


38.50-39.00
37.75-38.00

37.25-38.50
35.25-37.75

38.75-39.00
38.75-59.00
57.50-38.00
57.50-58.00

28.25-28.50
28.50-28.75


)-45.25* --
)-43.25* 59.25-39.50
-- 37.25-37.50


40.25-A2.00
40.00-42.00
58.00-40.50
58.00-40.50
58.00-40.50


41.00-41.50
40.50-41.00

39.00-41.00
38.50-40.50


-40.50-41.50
-40.50-41.00



-- 31.00-51.25
-29.75-30.50


41.00-42.00
39.00-40.00

41.00-42.00
39.00-40.00


46.50-48.00*
45.00-46.00O
-43. 00-43.50*
46.50-48.00-
A5.00-46.00*
43.00- 3.50*


Loins 8-12# 36.00-36.50 -- 35.25-36.00 --

* Spring lamb.


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

500-60W0V
600-700
500-600
600-700


its -


Choice


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


#45#





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supplies of greasy domestic worsted wools in
the Boston market was limited to approximately
six cars at steady to firm prices. Activity in
woolen wools slowed but prices held steady.
Noils were rather slow at unchanged levels.
Range sales in the territory States continued at
strong prices.
Midweek cables from Brisbane, Australia
showed a good selection of topmaking merino wools
with quotations very firm. At the Melbourne sale
the market was active with Japan and the Conti-
nent dominating the trade. General competition
prevailed in New Zealand at firm prices. Trade
in South America was very dull and prices showed
a weakening tendency on coarse wools from Argentina
while Montevideo quotations remained unchanged.
Fleece Wools Graded 64s good French combing
and staple wool sold at an estimated clean cost of
$1.22-1.24 while medium grade staple and good
French combing fleeces, including baby combing,
brought $1.07 clean basis on a core test. Graded
low quarter-blood staple wool sold around $1.00-
1.02 clean basis, delivered East. Country buyers
were paying from 480-544 grease basis to the
grower for medium wool. Recent Tennessee wool
sales totaling 541,000# follow: Lynchburg 21,000O
clear mediums 57.010, clear half 49.50f, Shelby-
ville 48,100# clear mediums 58.435, clear half
48.374, Carthage 20,000# clear mediums 56.500,
clear half 49.500, Gallatin 20,000, clear mediums
57.25f, clear half 50.00, Hartsville 68,500d
clear mediums 56.06#, clear half 49.000, Greene-
ville 12,000# clear mediums 57.650, clear half
48.50#, Crossville 23,500# clear mediums 58.540,
clear half 48.500, Knoxville 54,000# clear mediums
57.355, clear half 48.500.
Territory Wools Turnover of territory wools
was smaller than recent weeks at firm prices.
Graded 56/58s staple and good French combing
brought $1.12 clean basis.
Wyoming 50,000 bulk fine short to average
French $1.20 clean delivered, 12,000# half and
fine 47.0 grease basis, f.o.b. Utah 30,000#
bulk half, some fine good staple, 510 grease
f.o.b. Washington Klickitat Pool 50,000 mixed
wool sold at 54.280 f.o.b. Goldendale. Oregon -
47,000ff valley 5/8s and 1/4 fleeces 500 and
5,000# lambs wool at 460-47# f.o.b.
Texas Wools Original bag 12 months wools
sold in Texas in a range of $1.28-1.55 clean basis
delivered East while 8 months wools ranged $1.08-
1.12. Grease prices for fine 12 months wools
ranged from 46z#-550 while mixed grades in origi-
nal bags brought 400-45#.
Mohair Original bag adult mohair, without
kid, so7din very small quantities in Texas at
612-65~1 to the warehouse. There was a little
contracting of fall adult mohair at 561# to the
warehouse. Trade in the Boston market was very
limited.
Foreign Wools Offerings of spot foreign
were small, quotations strong. 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.


Australia
Oil-combed


77B- $1.26
78B- 1.23
79B- 1.17


452 31.11
453 1.01
454 .95


Oil-combed


$1.16
1.15
1.13


Montevideo
$1.05-1.07, 60s
$1.01, 58/56s -
- 94#-96#.


New Zealand
Oil-combed
86 -4.95 107
95 .89 114
854 .87 128
100 .82


-4.78
- .76
- .76


South Africa
Scoured Yields


- $1.13
- 1.12
- 1.1ll
- 1.10


$1.07
1.06
1.05
1.02


28-
52 -
33 -
57-
58 -


$1.00
.99
.95
.93
.92


Super Skirted Wool 60/64s -
- 1.0-1.05, 60/58s 998 -
970-990, 56/50s 960-980, 50s


Carpet Wools Trade continued dull. Greasy
Buenos Aires November second clips were offered
around 650-66#,March at 61#, fleeces at 720 and
56/40s lambs at 614-64#. Greasy N. Z. carpet
fleeces at 700, early shorn wool at 660 and
second shear wool around 660. A white Pakistan
wool at 760 and a pale yellow wool at 660, all
clean fibers present for shipment. Approximately
5,900 bales including about 2,460 bales of
Afghanistan wools were offered at Liverpool and
about half were sold with prices generally un-
changed.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Aust. 58/60s ave. 2a" fair color $1.08-1.09
for shipment
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 60/62s fleeces $1.25
Noils
Ch. Aust. 70s nobles 95#
Clear N. Z. 50s X-bred nobles 720
Clear Cape 70s schlums. 69#
Clear Aust. 64s schlums. 65#
Monte 62/64s schlums. 56#
Wool Tops There was interest and occasion-
al sales of domestic fine and quarter-blood tops
but new business was rather slow.
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom.D/C
70s $1.98 60s $1.73 70s $1.95 60s-41,.
64s 1.87 58/60s 1.63N 64s 1.82 58/60s -
62s 1.80 62s 1.75 $1.57
CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 24, 1962
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New York
Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.662B
July wool tops 1.650B
October wool tops 1.627B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.286
July wool 1.270
October wool 1.249
64s grade 2", ave. stretched length


I








CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION _/

S Number (00 omitted) Percent
S- -- --- T --J .. -
Apr. Mar. A Apr. Ap. Mar. Apr.
S1962 1962 : 1 1961 1962 1962 : 12 1961
Cattle:
Steers ................... 924 991 3,784 856 60.7 60.1 58.9 57.0
Heifers .................. 507 346 1,546 339 20.2 21.0 21.0 22.6
Cows ..................... 274 297 1,228 285 18.0 18.0 19.1 19.0
Bulls and stags .......... 17 15 61 21 1.1 .9 1.0 1.4
Total 2/................. 1,522 1,649 6,419 1,501 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners and Cutters /.... 119 132 565 144 7.8 8.0 8.8 9.6

Hogst
Sows .......... ...... 363 342 1,399 328 6.4 5.5 6.0 6.5
Barrows and gilts ....... 5,269 5,852 21,791 4,695 92.9 94.0 93.5 93.0
Stags and boars ......... 40 31 116 25 .7 .5 .5 .5
Total 2/ ................. 5,672 6,225 23,306 5,048 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Sheep and lambs:
Lambs and yearlings....... 1,127 1,192 4,817 1,205 96.1 97.2 97.3 96.6
Sheep ................... 46 34 134 42 3.9 2.8 2.7 3.4
Total 2/ ................. 1,173 1,226 4,951 1,247 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

B- asked on reports from packers. 2/ Totals based on rounded numbers.
9/ Included in cattle classification.


CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY COOPERATING PACKERS

:Hogs Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month slaughtered under - -- -
SFederal inspection : Firms : Head Barrows Gilts
I : reporting:
Number Number Number Percent Percent
Apr. 1962 ............. 5,672,000 28 1,135,000 51.50 48.50
Mar. 1962 ............. 6,225,000 27 1,163,000 52.49 47.51
Apr. 1961 ............ 5,049,000 27 1,085,000 51.78 48.22




PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
**---------- ---- -- ------------------- ------- -_-^^-^-- --
: :: C aUdC
Steers o Heifers Cows Bulls and: Cut8ers,
Region stags all classes
Region :--------------------------------- W .- .. ----3--_
: April April April April April
:1962 : 1961: 1962: 1961: 1962: 1961: 1962: 1961: 1962 : 1961
Pet. Pct. Pet. Bet. Pct. Pet. Pot. Pet. Pet. Pet.
N. Atlantic States ......... 69.9 75.0 2.2 1.5 27.1 22.4 .8 1.1 10.0 9.3
S. Atlantic States ......... 63.3 55.9 5.2 7.2 29.6 34.7 1.9 2.2 14.8 20.5
N. C. States-Eastern ....... 54.6 57.2 15.1 14.9 28.4 25.8 1.9 2.1 11.5 13.3
N. C. States-N. Western ..... 60.7 56.7 23.8 27.4 14.6 14.7 .9 1.2 6.1 6.1
N. C. States-S. Western ..... 70.4 65.3 17.0 19.4 12.1 14.7 .5 .6 5.2 6.7
S. Central States ........... 47.9 37.2 16.2 15.5 34.2 45.0 1.7 2.3 18.1 25.2
Mountain States ............ 48.3 41.0 59.2 48.5 11.7 9.7 .8 .8 2.3 3.2
Pacific States ............. 72.9 68.2 12.7 11.9 13.2 17.8 1.2 2.1 2.6 5.2







UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
--Apri-------- : January-April ------ :--
SApril January-April Am
------------,,,mm,,-,,n _AL


t 1962 : I
-------------------------------
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (1
Cattle ................. 1,522
Calves .....*........... 383
Hogs ................... 5,672
Sheep & lambs .......... 1,173
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 1,041.2 1,
Calves ...... ....... 203.6
Hogs ................... 241.1
Sheep & lambs .......... 99.8
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pound
Cattle ................ 22.99
Calves ................. 25.39
Hogs ................. 15.77
Sheep & lambs ......... 17.22
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle .............. 58.0
Calves ................. 56.8
Hogs I/................. 76.9
Sheep-& lambs ......... 49.3
Lard per 100# .......... 12.9
Lard per animal ....... 31.1
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 605.9
Steers 2/............... 650.3
Heifers-2/.............. 549.5
Cows 2/................. 514.4
Calves ................ 115.6
Hogs ...................... 185.4
Sheep & lambs .......... 49.2
Condemnations: 3/ (number of head)
Cattle .......7......... 4,539
Calves ................. 1,742
Hogs ................... 9,960
Sheep & lambs .......... 5,576
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (


)61 t
thousands of
1,502
378
5,049
1,247

047.1
211.6
240.4
103.0
is)
21.78
24.36
17.02
15.71

58.0
55.6
76.8
49.3
13.8
33.1

607.3
665.6
566.7
510.9
117.6
184.6
50.8


S" :" AV


Percentage
r. 1962 of
r. : 5-yr.


1962 : 1961 : 1961 : Apr.av.


head)
6,420
1,660
23,307
4,951

1,044.3
199.2
239.1
101.4

22.62
24.95
16.32
17.04

57.7
56.5
76.9
49.0
12.8
30.6

602.9



112.5
183.8
49.7


6,196
1,646
21,981
4,975

1,053.5
204.5
237.9
103.8

22.18
24.02
17.35
16.61


57.6
56.2
76.6
49.0
15.4
31.9

607.3
--


114.9
182.3
50.9


4,691 20,029 19,016 -
1,463 8,767 7,754 -
10,400 41,630 41,966 -
6,526 18,890 21,061 -
thousands of pounds)


Beef ................... 916,419 909,153 3,858,465 3,751,510 101 108
Veal ................... 44,095 44,299 185,787 188,273 100 85
Pork (carcass wt.) ..... 1,049,712 930,040 4,275,891 3,998,639 113 109
Lamb & mutton .......... 57,436 63,033 244,954 251,982 91 103
Total 4/............ 2,067,660 1,946,525 8,565,098 8,190,404 106 108
Pork, excl. lard ....... 808,127 701,266 3,297,176 3,041,908 115 112
Lard production 5/..... 175,990 166,682 713,021 699,870 106 99
Rendered pork fat ...... 7 573 6 226 32L124 27 412 122 104
1/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
T/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded numbers. 5/ Includes rendered pork fat.


ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION BY WEEKS, APR. 1962
atTle -- "--C es ,7 ogsZ T TShep-adla ins 7 : 1;r3 a
Week : Num- : Av.' Num- Av.' : Num- : Av, :Num- 2 Av. 2 Total :Tield
ended ber : dr.:Prod.s ber : dr. :Prod.tber :dr.l/tProd.,ber dr. tProd.tmsat 2 per tProd.
S :wt_.- --- 2. 1 ,PE1L2 2._!_10p _
1962 1000 lb. ridl.lb.1000 Ib. mil.lb.1000 lb. mil.lb.1000 lb. mil.b.mil.lb. lb. l.l.b.
Apr. 7 370 600 222.0 96 111 10.7 1,431 145 204.3 292 50 14.5 451.5 12.5 45.0
14 358 605 215.9 93 115 10.7 1,548 143 192.5 505 49 15.0 454.1 15.1 42.5
21 553 600 211.8 88 117 10.3 1,318 142 186.9 269 49 13.1 422.1 15.1 41.6
28 368 606 223.0 87 117 10.2 1,295 145 184.9 255 49 12.4 450.5 15.0 41.1
I/ Excludes lard.
l/ 1/Frludes lard.





421


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


Week ended -


Product


Placed in cure -
Beef / . .
Pork .
Other 1/ ..
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef / .. .
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 / .
Sliced, other 2/ .
Hamburger .
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .....
Oleo stock .. .
Edible tallow ....
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined ..
Compound containIg animal fat
Oleomargarine n
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense).


Total 1/ .


--


April
7
1962

1, 000
2,962
74,623
15

1,010
58,417


1,065
6,535
67

5,433
2,423
13,447
15,597

4,001
10,966
1
19,675
6,339
4,974
6,007
41,158
24,751
1,345
8,095

1,888
646
17,812
5,756

53,295
384,059


SApril
S 14
S 1962

1 000#
2,884
71,328
11

825
58,754


1,013
6,955
80

5,085
2,409
12,747
15,066

3,837
15,438
76
19,475
6,662
4,751
6,452
40,438
28,585
1,043
7,504

1,887
1,146
17,162
4,241

43,381
375,232


April
21
1962

1 o00oc
2,685
65,980
40

844
50,138


1,023
4,864
220

5,006
2,251
13,166
13,551

4,097
12,054
14
20,065
7,007
4,696
5,815
59,757
28,947
1,050
7,498

1,859
746
16,550
4,929

44,635


557,242


1/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of thi
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having 1
to morethan one distinct processing treatment, such as curing
smoking, slicing.
2 Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Div., Agricultural Research Service.


5 548,462

e products may
been subjected
first, then


SApril
. 28
S 1962

1,oo000

5,110
58,049
347

756
42,851


1,145
4,577
92

4,709
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SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER ANL FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
APRIL 1962

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North Central
States during April 1962 totaled 421 thousand nead, 13 percent more than the
number shipped in during April last year. Of the total cattle and calves received
in these 8 States during the month, 168 thousand moved through public stockyards--
17 percent above April 1961. Direct receipts of cattle and calves during April 1962
amounted to 253 thousand head, or 11 percent more than a year earlier. The direct
movement in April was 60 percent of the total, compared with 61 percent a year
earlier. Cattle and calves shipped into these States during January-April 1962
totaled 1, 401 thousand head, 10 percent less than the January-April 1961 total.

April shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these 8 North
Central States amounted to 100 thousand head, compared with 157 thousand head
during April 1961--a decrease of 36 percent. Of the total received during April,
34 thousand came through public stockyards--30 percent below April 1961. The
April 1962 number received direct totaled 66 thousand head, 39 percent below a
year earlier. During January-April 1962, 562 thousand head of stocker and feeder
sheep and lambs were shipped into these States, 3 percent less than the January-
April 1961 total.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
April 1961 and 1962 with Comparisons l/

Cattle and Calves

:Public Stock Direct Total
State : _yards
April :ril il : April : Jan.-April
: 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 :1961 : 1962
Ohio........ 4,685 5,590 2,683 5,176 7,368 10,766 24,986 35,787
Indiana.....: 6,767 5,771 14,389 16,535 21,156 22,306 73,823 61,611
Illinois.... -18,547 22,412 41,756 58,443 60,303 80,855 250,051 235,792
Michigan....: 2,209 2,341 2,433 2,895 4,642 5,236 15,484 18,731
Minnesota...: 11,230 10,022 19,935 20,989 31,165 31,011 164,057 140,208
Iowa.........: 68,285 77,761 72,892 85,965 141,177 163,726 602,376 543,792
South Dakota: 8,043 11,311 13,268 9,771 21,311 21,082 77,958 67,989
Nebraska....: 24,024 32,569 59,870 53,143 83,894 85,712 352,038 297,478

Total :143,790 227,226 371,016 1,560,773
8 States : 167,777 252,917 420,694 1,401,388

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio........: 474 1,715 6,829 5,188 7,303 6,903 17,712 28,928
Indiana.....; 1,201 175 2,703 355 3,904 530 6,596 3,621
Illinois....: 7,199 1,443 4,031 5,837 11,230 7,280 41,658 24,060
Michigan....: 273 377 468 447 741 824 5,449 5,176
Minnesota...: 7,226 8,516 21,465 2,596 28,691 11,112 116,365 87,119
Iowa........: 16,317 12,863 60,600 41,951 76,917 54,814 250,870 249,512
South Dakota: 8,339 2,080 7,359 6,570 15,698 8,650 76,769 52,002
Nebraska....: 7,361 6,828 4,811 2,826 12,172 9,654 65,509 111,772
Total :48,390 108,266 156,656 580,928
8 States :33,997 65,770 99,767 562,190
1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
'Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under 'Direct" are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.




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