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LIVES


MEAT


WOOL


-Vyea's


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 85, D.0.


April 5, 1962


Week ended March 51


stock Market Reviews .* .*
vestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) .
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 . .
Hog Purchase Statistics .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review . .
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Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of
Meat Production, February 1962 . .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered in the
United States, February 1962 . .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle
Slaughtered under Federal Inspection, February 1962.
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat
Production, February 1962 . .
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
February 1962 . .
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, February 1962 .
Effective Parity Prices, March 15, 1962 .
Prices Received by Farmers, March 15, 1962 .
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered for
Importation, Calendar Year 1961. .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


The number of slaughter steers and heifers
sold out of first hands at the 7 markets has
been below a year ago each week since mid-Feb-
ruary, and for the week in review totaled
95,629 head compared with 103,150 a year
earlier. The continued modest marketing plus
upturns on steer and heifer beef influenced a
strong to 75# higher trend on slaughter steers
and heifers with a large volume 25-500 up.
Slaughter cows were generally steady to 50f
lower. Feeder cattle and calves were steady to
500 higher. Barrows and gilts sold steady to
500 lower, sows 25-750 off at most terminals
but steady to 25# lower at St. Louis and in
the direct selling areas of Iowa-Southern Minne-
sota and Illinois. Old crop slaughter lambs
were uneven, but generally steady.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Continued
modest cattle marketing through mid-west ter-
minal markets saw prices for slaughter steers
and heifers advance. Muddy roads and flooding
conditions due to spring thawing curtailed re-
ceipts and a substantially higher carcass steer
and heifer trade in the forepart of the week
influenced the upturn. Slaughter steers and
heifers sold strong to 750 higher, the most
advance on the scarce supply of high-Choice and
Prime. Reflecting recent declines in the
dressed cow beef trade, slaughter cows sold
steady to 50# lower. Bulls were steady to 50f
lower and vealers steady to $1.00 lower, ex-
cept St. Paul $1.00 higher on high-Choice and
Prime. The supply included an increased per-
centage of cows. Good to average-Choice
slaughter steers and heifers predominated in
the run at most terminals.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago, Prime 1175-
1400# $50.75-32.00, load 15053# $32.25; high-
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 1100-1400#,f
$28.75-50.50; bulk Choice 900-1450# $26.25-
29.00; most Good $23.50-25.75. At other mid-
west terminals, a. few high-Choice and Prime
$27.00-28.00, load Prime $29.00 at Omaha; most
Choice $25.50-27.00; high-Good and low-Choice
$24.75-25.50; Good $22.50-25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Most Choice $25.00-
26.50, high-Choice and Prime $26.50-27.50, Good
and low-Choice $21.50-25.25.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
$14.50-17.00, Canner and Cutter $12.00-15.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Seasonally
moderate late March receipts of feeder cattle
and calves at midwest terminal markets were
somewhat smaller than either the previous week
or a year ago. Good and Choice 550-750# year-
ling steers predominated with a moderate show-
ing of 800-1000#, the latter mostly a partly
fattened kind. Yearling heifers continued in
limited supply and the number of calves was


seasonally small. Although some areas in the
midwest were plagued with extremely muddy condi-
tions and some localities flooded as an after-
math of the very heavy winter snows, demand
proved more than adequate to absorb the numbers
on offer. In brisk trading prices ruled steady
to 500 higher. Most aggressive competition
centered on thin cattle under 650# which could
be put out on grass but also there was consider-
able interest in fleshy cattle suitable for im-
mediate drylot feeding. Slaughter cattle prices
during the past two months have shown a rather
slow but fairly consistent upward trend which
apparently has encouraged many to take an opti-
mistic view in regard to fat cattle prices dur-
ing the next several months.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
$22.00-25.00, few Choice and Fancy around 800#
$25.50. Scattered shipments Choice 1000-1025#
were included at $23.50-24.25 while four loads
Choice 890# rated $25.00. Moderate number
Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 550-650#
$27.50-29.00, load 553# $30.00. Bulk Good and
Choice 550-750# $23.50-27.00; Medium and mixed
Medium and Good 550-750# chiefly $19.00-24.00.
Feeder heifers: Few loads Choice 500-550#
$26.00-27.00; bulk Good and Choice 525-700#
$21.50-25.50; limited number Medium and mixed
Medium and Good $18.00-21.00.
Feeder calves: Choice 550-525# steers
$28.00-31.50, load Choice and Fancy thin 371#
$54.10. Good and mixed Good and Choice 350-550#
ranged $24.00-29.00. Most Good and Choice 350-
50C heifers $23.00-27.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Hog receipts at
most terminals were fairly liberal. Flood con-
ditions prevailing in the upper midwestern corn-
belt made it necessary for the Sioux City Stock-
yard Company to place an embargo on livestock
shipments beginning noon Wednesday and ending
Friday afternoon. Around the market circuit
barrow and gilt supplies were largely U. S. 1-5,
200-27CV1. Barrows and gilts were steady to 50#
lower, sows 25-75f lower except steady to 258
higher at St. Louis. Sows comprised 8 percent
of the 8 market supply. For the second consec-
utive week there was a pronounced seasonal move-
ment of sows with a large proportion weighing
above 400#.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 190-240#
$16.25-17.00; No. 1-3, 190-250# $15.75-16.50,
and to $16.75 at Chicago and Indianapolis.
Sows: No. 1-5, 270-400# $14.00-14.75,few
$15.25 in the eastern cornbelt area; No. 2-5,
400-SE0 013.25-14.25.
Feeder pigs were steady. At St. Paul
Choice 120-160# brought l14.50-15.00. Good and
Choice 240-1c.- $14.50-15.00 at Sioux City.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows









and gilts was 90# per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
March 22, 1962 to March 28, 1962 inclusive.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts totaled 340,000 head, compared to
343,000 the previous week and 305,000 during
the corresponding week last year. Price
changes were slight during the week and late
sales of barrows and gilts were uneven but
mainly steady; sows mostly steady to 25f lower.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-5, 2'0-2-'A
sold Friday at *15.2E-c .9C',, most No. 1-2, 200-
?30- 315.75-16.O, few No. I $16.25.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 27C-!C'-' $13.50-14.75;
No. 2-3, 410-:'V $12".00-13.50.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts
totaled 115,400 compared with 111,900 a week
earlier and 84,800 a year ago.Receipts were
comprised largely of 190-?3'0- barrows and gilts
with butchers over ?3" increased to about 20
percent of the supply and sows near 5 percent
of run. Demand was only fair early but broad
late. Late upturns failed to erase midweek de-
clines with barrows and gilts closing 10-250
lower than the previous week, sows steady to 25#
lover.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-3,
19.-24C.- 415.50-16.00, mostly "1F.75-16.00,
some No. 1-2 C-7' :'16.25-1.S0.
Sows: No. 1-3, C.'-40'C $13.00-14.50, No.
2-3, 400-5'- .:12.C00-13.00.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals numbered 79,000 head, 18 percent be-
low the previous week and 28 percent under last
year. Price trends on slaughter lambs were
very uneven. Old crop slaughter lambs sold
steady at several points but were weak to $1.00
lower at Kansas City, 50-75# lower at St. Louis
and 25-E0' off at Fort Worth while sales were
steady to 25# higher at St. Paul and Denver and
50# higher at Sioux Falls. Expanded numbers of
spring slaughter lamb sold strong to $1.00
higher. Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were
mainly steady.
Old crop slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice
and mixed Choice and Prime wooled 86-116
closed at $17.00-18.00, few f18.25 at Chicago;
Choice 118-128, $16.00-17.00; most Good and
Choice 3-115- $16.00-17.50; Good $15.00-16.50.
Choice and end of Prime 89-1101 shorn with No.
1-2 and fall shorn pelts ?16.25-17.50; Choice
93-lrn? with No. 2-3 pelts ^15.50-IE.fl. Good
and Choice 80-11ri No. 1-2 and fall shorn
pelts ?15.5'-16.50.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
83-108-- 18.50-19.50, sparingly Z20.00; Good
and Choice m?".50-19.00, mainly '2I.00-19.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled
t4.00-9.25, shorn .37.00-7.50.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 71-99-,
wooled $15.03-15.90; Good and Choice mainly
314.00-1..5'0. Few shipments Good and Choice
'75-85' shorn feeders No. 1-2 and fall shorn
pelts ?13.00-24.50.


Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 14,800 head,
18 percent less than either last week or a year
earlier. Wooled slaughter lambs closed strong,
other represented slaughter classes were steady.
Old crop wooled slaughter lambs predominated re-
ceipts.
Slaughter lambs: Choice and few Prime 85-
110ic wooled delivered to packing plants $16.50-
17.50 mainly $17.00-17.50 and few high.yielding
90-105# $17.75; Choice 11'-12(p along with Good
and low Choice 85-11Ct $16.00-17.00. Choice and
end of Prime 85-110# shorn No. 1-2 and fall
shorn pelts $16.50-17.00 and few consignments
90-1057 lambs with fall shorn pelts $17.25-17.50;
Good and Choice e.-iC0- Z15.5'-16.75.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled $3.00-
6.00, shorn $2.50-5.50.

RANGE AND FEEDIDT 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.

ARLXCI1A, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers moderately active,
steers steady to weak and heifers mostly steady.
Feeder cattle and calves moderately active,
fully steady to 500 higher. Spring lambs weak to
$1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
400 Choice 950-1100# $27.50-27.75, those at
$27.75 delivered; 2,800 mostly Choice 900-1200#
$26.75-27.25; 4,300 Good and Choice 900-1200#
$26.00-26.75; 5,000 Good and low-Choice 900-
1075# $25.00-26.00; 1,300 Standard and Good,
875-.10'AI '23.00-25.00. Utah, 200 mostly
Choice, 1050-112E- $25.00.
Slaughter heifers: California and Arizona,
1,500 mostly Choice 750-1025, $25.50-26.00; 800
Good and Choice 70(-90?-- $24.50-25.25; 50 most-
ly Good, 800# $25.00-24.00.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers, current
to June 1 delivery, 100 Good 225# calves t28.00;
650 mostly Choice 52E-550; $26.00; 160 Choice
440-450# $27.00-28.00; 2,000 mostly Choice,
625-C200 $24.00-26.00; 1,300 Good and Choice
partly fattened 625-650# $25.00-25.50; for
September-December delivery, 600 Good and Choice
expected 600-650# $23.00. Mixed steers and
heifers, current to May delivery, 220 mostly
Choice 525-EO'*, steers $25.50, heifers $25.50-
24.00. October delivery, 125 Choice expected
425-450#, steers $27.00, heifers $24.00. Heif-
ers, 260 Choice 650-7C"r,( $22.25 for May delivery.
Spring slaughter lambs: California, 430
Choice and Prime 96-98, $19.50 early. Current
to April 20 delivery, 22,000 Choice and Prime
95-109#? ~E.00-19.00. Arizona, 6,600 Choice and
Prime 90-100# $18.00-18.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Slaughter steers were








moderately active while heifers were slow.
Slaughter steers were steady to 500 higher,
largely steady to 250 higher, heifers steady to
250 higher. Slaughter steers 1150# and heavier
and heifers 9504 up found the best outlet. The
relative scarcity of cattle carrying sufficient
finish and weight to meet the demand for heavier
carcasses prevalent in the current dressed
market held the volume at a rather low level.
Slaughter steers: Sales confirmed on
3,600 head. Colorado, several loads average,
to high-Choice 115C-1V.0' $26.50-27.00; bulk
Choice 1050-1300# $25.75-26.50; mixed high-
Good and Choice 1050-10.0- $25.00-25.50; few
sales Good $25.00-24.50. Western Nebraska,
several loads mostly Choice 1125-1250# $25.25-
25.75.
Slaughter heifers: Sales confirmed on
2,500 head. Colorado, Choice 900-1050# $25.25-
26.00 with bulk of sales $25.25-25.75, and some
loads at $26.00 carrying small end of Prime;
mixed high-Good and Choice $24.50-25.00.
Stockers and feeders: Demand continued
broad with sales and contracts confirmed on
1,400 head at steady to 500 higher prices.
Western Kansas and Northern Oklahoma, Choice
e-_?,.- steers $23.50-25.75; Choice 600-725#
heifers ?.23..2-24.75; several sales Choice
45.0-?25- steer calves and short yearlings
.'.0-28.00.
Sheep and lambs: Sales confirmed on
19,000 head. Slaughter lambs were mostly
steady. Choice and Prime wooled 100-110# lambs,
$17.00-17.50; mostly Choice 100-11Q shorn
lambs with No. 1 and 2 pelts $15.50-16.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
cattle active, steady to strong. Sales of feed-
ers rather limited, fully steady.
Slaughter steers: Around 700 mostly aver-
age and high-Choice, 1150-1325# to Colorado
packer S25.50; 525 Choice 1000-1300# $25.15-
25.60, latter price delivered; 400 high-Good
and Choice 900-1150Q $24.00-24.90, with 100
mostly Good 1070-1150#1 $23.50-24.00.
Slaughter heifers: 1,100 high-Good and
Choice 65A0-V10i' $24.00-24.50, load mostly Good
990# $22.00.
Feeder cattle: 250 Choice and Fancy steers
to weigh 650-7'0/ at delivery in October $25.00;
250 Choice mixed short yearlings, 465,' heifers
$26.00, 50'1: steers $28.00; 950 Choice and
Fancy 390-45,'0 steer calves $50.00-32.00, part
of these for late April delivery; 300 Choice
mixed 400W calves, heifers $28.00, steers
$30.00.
Amarillo area Slaughter cattle moderate-
ly active, steady to 250 higher. Feeder class-
es in broad demand, but trading slow at fully
steady prices.
Slaughter steers: Choice 1200-1250# $25.50
to Colorado packer; Good to mostly Choice 1080-
111"'i ;24.24-?5.r,0; Good 900-9504 $23.00.
Slaughter heifers: Choice 900-95Crl $24.50-


24.75; Good 860-975# $22.00-25.00.
Feeder cattle: Choice and Fancy 800-840#
steers $24.00-24.35, with 550-650? yearlings
$26.75-27.00; Good and Choice 600-725# $25.25-
24.00. Around 185 Choice 600# heifers $24.00.
Current to May delivery, Good and Choice 540-
650# $23.50; Good 400-450#Q steer calves $24.50;
load Good and Choice 450# heifers $24.50.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
cattle slow, mostly steady. Feeders active
steady. Small volume slaughter lambs steady to
250 off.
Slaughter steers: Good to mostly Choice
1000-1150, $25.50-27.00 for current to A april
delivery; Standard and Good 1000-1300# $21.50-
23.50.
Slaughter heifers: Good and Choice 800-
950# $24.50-25.00.
Feeders: Washington, Good to mostly
Choice 550-650# steers $26.00-26.50; Choice
750# fleshy steers $25.00 for June delivery;
Good and Choice 850-975# steers $25.00-26.00.
Good to mostly Choice 600-640# heifers $24.00.
Oregon, Choice steers $24.00 expected 625-650#
at September delivery; Medium and Good 785#
steers $22.50. Choice 525# heifers $22.00 for
September. Idaho, Choice fleshy 790# steers
$24.00 delivered. Good and Choice steers ex-
pected 625# $26.00, heifers 575-600#, $24.00
April delivery.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon, Choice and Prime
95-105# wooled $17.50; Choice 94# with No. 3
pelts $16.25-16.50. Washington, Choice and
Prime 100# with No. 1-2 pelts $16.75.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Direct
cattle trade very slow. Confirmed sales limi-
ted to stock calves, these near steady, not
enough of any other class moved to establish
trends.
Stock calves: North Central Montana, lot
of 150 average and high-Choice 500# steers
$29.60. South and Western Montana, sales total-
ing 1,450 Good and Choice 400-500# calves,
steers $26.00-28.00, heifers $24.00-26.00.
Eastern Montana, few small lots totaling 200
high-Good and Choice 500-590# calves and year-
lings, steers largely $27.00, few $27.25,
heifers $24.50-25.00; 100 Good and Choice 252#
steers $145.00 per head.
Wool: Active, fully steady. Western
Montana, 19,000# mostly fine, extremely light
shrinking, 55.30 per grease pound. Northern
and central Montana, sales totaling 186,000#
mixed fine and half 45-49.44# shrinkage rang-
ing from moderate to light. Eastern Montana,
60,000# fine and half, very light shrink,
50.270; 35,000# fine and half 45-48# moderate
to light shrink. Northern Wyoming, sales
totaling 250,000# mixed fine and half, light
shrinking 48-50# with moderately heavy shrink-
ing 44-460, short fleeces and very heavy
shrinking clips 40-435.






WEEKM Z RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
---------------------------------------------------- ue a
S _cattle Calves 1 SeE and1 aE lamb
Market sMar. 31 Apr. IT Mar. 31: Apr. 1 Mar. 31' Apr. 1 2 Mar. 31t Apr. 1
: 1962 1961 1962 8 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 s 1961
Chicago ....... 28,761 54,690 111 178 55,080 29,277 2,828 6,800
Denver ........ 6,740 6,706 131 144 5,095 4,429 12,992 22,84.
Fort Worth .... 4,957 6,794 1,221 895 2,180 2,214 14,166 24,426
Indianapolis .. 7,401 6,040 444 584 50,605 24,910 1,022 1,180
Kansas City ... 18,505 23,206 579 1,049 17,749 18,742 7,657 5,422
Oklahoma City 10,545 9,184 595 557 4,002 5,586 2, 37 1,158
Omaha ......... 34,856 58,998 421 805 45,270 45,074 9,689 15,523
St. Joseph .... 16,757 17,845 219 401 25,661 27,877 6,605 7,722
St. Louis NSI 14,995 15,896 1,084 1,745 54,244 50,514 4,205 4,284
Sioux City / 16,098 30,566 595 1,181 18,019 57,200 2,428 7,276
Sioux Falls ... 7,277 8,293 56 77 15,148 14,458 5,212 7,245
So. St. Paul .. 18,551 20,548 4,954 5,225 47,508 41,729 10,297 8,871
Total ....... 185,019 218,564 10,186 12,655 500,561 297,810 79,1358 1~ ,547
Mar.24,1962. 194,894 12,9335 526,377 96,913
IN IOR IOA AND SOUTHE M SINNESOTA Mar. 51, 1962 Mar. 24, 1962 Apr. 1,.1961
Hogs ...... 540,000 545,000 305,000*
Sheep ..... 14,800 18,100 18,100*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 115,400 111,900 84,800 *Revised.
S.Embargo Mar.28-50,1962.
^'5>ro~-r2------2.'---- ----------------------------------
SALABLE RECEIPTS OF LIVESTOCK AT 25 PUBLIC MARKET
MONTH OF MARCH
- C- -- -- r fattIe T ave"" o : 5ep'-a a- -n- -
Market 'i
S _19 ~ ~'1 1962_2 : : l_~ : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Chicago ........ 118,260 159,742 421 655 142,095 139,129 18,594 21,783
Denver ........ 29,955 36,980 1,354 2,164 21,520 19,952 66,604 89,112
Fort Worth ..... 23,231 30,9253 4,123 3,855 7,891 10,684 55,253 67,416
Indianapolis ... 27,951 26,354 1,398 1,750 139,639 147,203 3,459 5,262
Kansas City ... 71,919 82,911 2,988 4,314 66,247 73,620 22,185 25,938
Oklahoma City .. 55,661 40,640 3,152 2,797 17,269 17,927 8,643 9,147
Omaha .......... 138,111 147,989 1,607 2,463 192,850 170,451 44,277 65,771
St. Joseph ..... 65,514 68,563 2,308 2,121 87,650 98,066 30,785 32,876
St. Louis NSf .. 58,776 60,565 5,335 6,770 220,664 254,455 17,515 16,975
Sioux City ..... 86,958 111,721 1,613 3,849 137,619 152,039 24,519 34,965
Sioux Falls .... 32,785 34,219 235 225 73,378 66,741 32,679 35,600
S. St. Paul .... 81,776 83,961 24,394 26,861 216,828 205,559 45,475 53,782

Total
12 markets ... 790,895 884,568 48,926 57,822 1,523,630 1,535,786 369,768 459,F62
Baltimore ...... 8,968 9,612 711 790 10,957 12,864 43 81
Cincinnati ..... 13,451 11,954 2,106 2,716 58,150 53,225 1,935 2,426
Detroit ........ 17,058 16,083 1,148 1,306 6,279 6,547 19,926 20,496
Evansville, Ind. 8,582 9,249 717 1,007 49,571 52,701 739 1,172
Houston ........ 1/ 2,008 1/ 4,629 1/ 72 1/ 56
Lancaster, Pa... 19, 04 15,807 2,717 3,035 7,250 7,700 1,6T6 2,710
Louisville ..o.. 12,069 12,622 6,163 6,508 32,987 34,759 2,258 4,752
Nashville ...... 4,894 6,094 2,095 2,265 15,201 18,085 700 1,384
Ogden ********......... 7,036 7,675 650 871 2,507 2,052 5,905 1,E4c
Peoria o........ 7,998 7,580 416 558 79,257 77,272 4,105 3,571
Portland, Oreg.. 9,170 7,805 1,311 1,170 16,333 8,905 8,703 8,538
San Antonio .... 13,612 17,161 7,215 5,521 3,559 3,925 1,821 6,866
Wiehita ........_ 25450 24,428 145 572 818 18-651_ _2 ,179 19 77
Total
25 markets ... 958,257 1,052,444 74,300 88,550 1,623,479 1,632,520 444,676 531,919

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Hogs ............. 15C,CO0 1,440,000"
Sheep ............ 88,000 86,200*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ............. 505,100 446,500
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S ber of head Percent of total Average weight : Average price in
: Number of head :
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -
Week ended
:'14r. '9 -- aF.-BsU: Mar. 29: Mar. 350: Mar. 29 : Mar. 30 Mar. 29 : Mar. 50
- : 19-2_ _-1261 __ 1962 -:- 1961 -:- 1962 : 1961 1962 1961 1
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.........
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Standard.......
Commercial.....
Utility........
All grades.....


1,439
12,805
5,954
589

421
21,188

74
7,880
9,797
1,006
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18,842

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2,464
502
103
8,529


5,529 6.8 12.4 1,248
15,044 60.4 48.6 1,171
9,006 28.0 33.6 1,069
965 2.8 3.6 1,027

491 2.0 1.8 1,042
26,855 1,141
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OMAHA
111 .4 .6 1,150
8,505 41.8 44.8 1,145
8,861 52.0 47.8 1,092
1,140 5.5 6.1 1,116
130 .5 .7 1,002
18,547 1,115
SIOUX CITY
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-- .5 -- 1,508
6,475 65.5 49.8 1,144
5,421 29.6 41.7 1,073
1,105 5.6 8.5 1,099
1.2 -- 1,099
12,997 1,122


1,271 50.70 27.48
1,203 27.28 25.75
1,102 25.02 23.95
1,008 21.92 21.20

1,071 19.98 19.48
1,168 26.67 25.16


1,174
1,169
1,107
1,092
956
1,155


1,197
1,144
1,097

1,167


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6 -- 1,190- -
2,502 3,058 40.8 41.0 1,152 1,147
5,053 5,801 49.8 50.9 1,053 1,095
406 577 6.6 7.7 995 1,020

155 31 2.5 .4 1,016 925
6,152 7,467 1,081 1,109
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27.85 26.70
26.12 24.80
24.45 25.48
20.77 20.06
19.15 18.52
24.96 25.88

27.46 --
25.83 24.87
24.02 23.79
20.17 20.55
19.19 -
25.04 24.07

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25.58 24.86
24.16 23.59
21.54 19.99

19.59 18.15
24.49 25.86


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1,988 624 50.5 8.6 1,085 1,078 25.85 25.02
5,698 4,590 56.7 63.3 1,010 1,048 24.16 25.73
611 1,653 9.5 22.8 968 973 21.55 21.08

227 384 5.5 5.5 957 875 18.76 18.61
6,524 7,251 1,027 1,024 24.29 25.04
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3,109 2,052 54.6 24.5 1,145 1,144 26.01 24.76
5,209 5,873 58.1 69.5 1,059 1,118 24.37 25.52
655 529 7.53 6.2 1,045 1,082 20.94 19.94

8,973 8,454 1,088 1,122 24.75 25.61

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1,929 2,144 68.9 74.2 1,159 1,194 25.94 24.72
806 657 28.8 22.7 1,072 1,156 24.59 25.48
65 39 2.5 1.4 1,057 1,072 20.00 19.46
-- 48 -- 1.7 -- 925 18.42
2,798 2,888 1,131 1,179 25.59 24.29
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I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M,.. S.






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
Cattle Calves H 4s Sheep and lambs
.- F ----------- "" T- T- -T----
City or Area "Mar.31 T Apr.1 Mar.51" Apr.1 T Mar.31 Apr.1) TMar.531T Apr.1
-9-.2__ 1 1961 1962 2 1961 : 1962 1961: 1962 k 1961


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Itimore, Philadelphia ....... 8,986
n., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 18,575 1
icago Area ................. 15,015 3
" Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 25,046
" Louis Area ................ 10,696 ]
oux City-So. Dakota Area .... 25,646
aha Area .................... 54,590
nsas City .................. 14,241 1
wa So. Minnesota .......... 31,440
u'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 6,013
orgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 10,452
" Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,455
" Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 10,158 1
nver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 26,666
s Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 25,157
rtland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,418
Total ...................... 299,208


10,191
2,085
5,458
7,966
18,148
1,114

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9,551
2,292
2,597
882
2,880
51
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8,004
5,576
27,097
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57,019
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19,176
5,551
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179 35,554 51,377
018 154,588 120,771
128 52,469 41,429
485 112,456 105,086
292 85,268 78,276
-- 95,169 91,244
167 86,969 82,445
-- 55,855 58,192
000 283,650 276,610
660 61,829 65,694
515 50,454 54,294
915 47,609 44,975
700 18,925 15,548
192 17,512 15,927
042 36,196 24,052
250 18,155 15,198
1,197,162 -


51,952 58,505
5,755 4,174
10,988 11,550
6,081 5,942
14,514 19,472
4,801 4,268
9,978 11,494
15,250 16,591

52,056 54,155
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11,899 9,678
26,556 51,515
45,181 46,262
31,518 40,611
4,329 5,042
244,656


297,106 65,445 1,119,904 278,857
Accumulation to date ..... 4,055,120 820,9 5 15,222,957 3,502,679
5,852,112 845,210 14,659,078 5,555,173



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

Beef Veal L(excl._ ardL)y a mutton : Total Total
Week ended .Num- T Nu- ,. : Num- Num- : meat a lard
er Prod. : ber Prod.: ber : Prod. bher Prod. : prod. t prod.
S000 mil.lb. 1,000 oo mil.lb. 1,000 il.b. 1,000 mil.Tb.mil.lb. J il.b.
Mar. 31, 1962 ........ 360 214.9 95 10.6 1,580 191.5 265 15.2 450.0 --
Mar. 24, 1962 ........ 565 217.9 95 10.4 1,440 204.5 275 15.8 446.6 --
Mar. 10, 1962 1/...... 594 -- 112 -- 1,418 -- 280 -- --.. 40.7
Apr. 1, 1961 T/ ..... 554 214.5 98 11.2 1,295 178.5 297 14.9 418.9 42.2


Percentage change from:
Mar. 24, 1962 ........ -1 1 0 2 -4 -6 -4 -4 -4 -
1p. 1 1961........ 2 o -5 -5 7 7 -11 -11 5 -
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Week ended Cattle Calves t Hogs Sheep 2 yield
'Live -s per
SLie ressedL Live .Dressed, Live LDressedL Live 1Dressed: 100 lb.

Mar. 31, 1962 ........ 1050 597 200 112 237 159 102 50 -
Mar. 24, 1962 ........ 1050 597 195 109 258 159 102 50 -
Mar. 10, 1962 ........ 1055 595 195 109 255 158 105 50 --
Apr. 1, 1961 ........ 1047 606 203 114 2356 158 104 50 15.8


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


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In dollars per 100 pounds
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Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland

Classification Mar. Apr. Mar. Apr. Mar. Apr. Mar.; Apr. Mar.: Apr.
31 1 51 1 51 1 31 1 31 1
1962 : 1961 1962 1961 1962: 1961 1962: 1961 1962: 1961
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1100-1500
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1100-1500
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30.42
27.42
27.88
24.68
21.88


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15.50
14.75
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27.60
25.98
25.85
23.88
21.55


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16.58
16.02
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25.75
24.00
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25.75
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16.10
15.55
13.98
12.65


25.58
25.10
23.50
20.50


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22.62
19.75


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16.72
16.18
15.18


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28.22
26.42
26.65
235.78
20.88


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20.00


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25.42
25.35
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19.88


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15.55
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18.95 18.62


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18.55 18.78


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26.62
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AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Mar. 31, 1962 16.11 16.21 16.19 16.14 16.12 16.26 15.75 16.24 16.11
and Mar. 24, 1962 16.30 16.40 16.28 16.16 15.93 16.31 15.82 16.48 16.16
gilts Apr. 1, 1961 17.27 17.08 17.00 16.95 16.90 16.96 16.98 17.35 17.05
Mar. 31, 1962 15.95 14.26 14.56 14.51 14.45 14.32 15.84 14.15 14.18
Sows Mar. 24, 1962 14.18 14.46 14.98 14.58 14.22 14.66 14.17 14.57 14.41
A r. lL 1961 15.38 15.83 15.90 15.82 15.52 15.85 15.52 15.61 15.67
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Mar. 51, 1962 251 224 252 254 236 251 2553 228 251
and Mar. 24, 1962 237 222 252 236 241 250 235 226 255
gilts Apr. 1, 1961 232 222 234 258 241 233 254 229 252
Mar. 31, 1962 449 425 418 451 419 412 417 446 428
Sows Mar. 24, 1962 445 422 400 456 434 411 415 454 450
Apr. 1L 1961 454 597 426 422 427 416 422 449 424


NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Mar. 31, 1962 27229 47915 15718 59114 16070
and Mar. 24, 1962 25759 44469 12338 59185 44857
gilt. Apr. 1, 1961 22941 42950 16902 56189 52593
Mar. 31, 1962 2510 5054 1225 5897 1352
Sows Mar. 24, 1962 2110 2880 811 4257 3679
_A 1L 1961 2264 3941 1029 4593 2895
SOWS Percentage of total
Mar. 531. 1962 8 6 7 9 8


22019 57062
15969 44275
24048 553561

1799 5550
1178 4519
1527 2472


25699 250824
26499 249331
25560 254744

2875 20040
2788 22022
2519 21040


8 9 10


Mar. 24, 1962 8 6 6 10 8 8 9 10
Apr. 1, 1961 9 8 6 11 8 6 7 8
SWeighted average.


8
8
8


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VAUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Rog products / Hog prices 2/ t Gross spread

Mar. 31, 1962.............. $31.06 $16.58 $1.48
Mar. 24, 1962.............. 18.28 16.72 1.56
Apr. 1, 1961.............. 19.29 17.62 1.67
-------------------------------------------------------------
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hoi computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
-/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
-----------------------------------------------------------
: Barrows and t Corn 2/ 1 Hog-corn
Week ended I gilts / s No.5 yellow : price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts
Mar. 71, 1962- ...7.7....... 16. -- --112.7 14.5

Mar. 24, 1962........... 16.50 112.0 14.6
Apr. 1, 1961........... 17.27 105.5 16.4
---------Weghtd average. 2/ S-------imple average.
It Weighted average. I/ Simple average.











WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady
to $1.00 higher and the small volume of Prime
advanced $1.00-2.00 at New York while the trend
for Good and Choice at Philadelphia was steady
to $1.00 lower. Cow beef closed steady to $2.50
lower, most decline at Philadelphia. Veal prices
dropped $2.00-5.00, except at New York mostly
steady to $1.00 lower, and calf fully $1.00
lower at that market. Lamb was steady to $2.00
lower with the decline mainly on carcasses
weighing above 55#. Pork loins were steady to
$3.00 lower. Boston butts sold steady to $2.00
lower, fresh skinned hamB and spareribs mostly
steady.
Prices were steady for kosher dressed steer
beef, veal and calf, while the trend was mostly
$1.00 lower for kosher lamb.
Supplies overall were normal aside from
Philadelphia where volume was somewhat below
normal, while lamb receipts were above normal
at Washington. Clearance was a foremost problem
as outlet generally held short of available
supplies. Pork loins moved to freezers at New
York as did Boston butts at Philadelphia. There
was substantial carryover of lamb at Washington
along with some beef chucks and cleanup at
Baltimore was generally poor for all classes.
Beef demand opened poor, but showed improvement
thereafter, particularly at New York. Movement
of veal and lamb was only fair with the lamb
trade disappointing from a seller's standpoint.
Demand was poor for pork loins while other fresh
pork met a fair demand.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold steady
to 500 higher for the week, veal $1.00-3.00
lower, lamb steady, pork loins 8-16# and Boston
butts 4-8# mostly steady, spareribs 3# down 500
higher.
Veal supply was moderate while volume of
beef, lamb and fresh pork was normal. Only a
small part of the total beef supply graded Prime
as the bulk ranged from Good to low-Choice.
Carcasses 55-65# were the most plentiful in lamb
receipts.
Carcass beef trade generally was slow al-
though prices advanced somewhat on the basis of
higher replacements at the week's outset. Most
primal cuts were also slow except ribs which
were moderately active toward the close. Recent
narrow demand for veal continued into the current
period, this the third consecutive week prices


have declined. Carcass lamb trade ruled
moderately active through most of the week,
slowing somewhat at the close. Primal lamb
cuts cleared evenly in a moderately active
trade. Spareribs were in fair demand and
best by far in the fresh pork division, pork
loins and butts were slow.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef trade was slow, mostly steady, instances
$1.00 off on Standard and Good steer in San
Francisco. Cow beef was slow, steady to 504
higher in Los Angeles, steady to $1.00 lower
elsewhere with the most decline in San Fran-
cisco. Calf was fairly active, about steady.
Veal was slow, steady. Lamb sold in a slow
trade, steady to $1.00 lower. Spring lamb
met a narrow demand, weak to $1.00 lower
in California.
Fresh pork was slow, steady to $2.00
lower, the greatest decline was on loins.
Cured pork slow, mostly steady, occasionally
$1.00 off on smoked hams in San Francisco.
Supplies were generally normal for all
classes.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Prices for steer and heifer
beef advanced this week as supplies were
below normal. Trading was generally slow
with demand only fair. Steer beef sold
mostly 500-$1.50 higher and heifer beef 254
to $1.00 higher with some Choice steer and
heifer beef $2.00 up at Philadelphia. Cow
beef continued on a downward trend for the
third straight week and sold 504-$1.50 lower.
Clearance was complete on all classes.
Carcass lamb prices were somewhat uneven
for sharply reduced supplies and trading was
rather slow. Prices were steady to $1.00
lower at eastern seaboard markets but steady
to $1.00 higher at midwestern shipping points.
Clearance was complete.
Trends on pork products were uneven.
Supplies were about normal. Pork loins were
steady to 500 lower except 8-12# weights
steady to 500 higher at Chicago. Pork butts
sold steady and fresh hams were steady to
$3.00 lower with the most decline on weights
over 14#. Pork carcasses remained steady at
New York and were largely 754 lower at Phila-
delphia. Clearance was generally complete.







iWOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
s New York Chicago San Francisco a Los Angeles
Classification :
S:-rr. Apr. 1 sMar. 51 Apr. 1 tMar. 31 : Apr. 1 Mar. 31 S Apr. 1
:---- 1962 : 1961 : 1962 s 1961 :1962 : 1961 :__962_ 1961i
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 47.95 44.25 -- -- --..
Choice 600-700 45.00 44.25 43.62 43.00 44.38 41.62 43.25 40.56


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500oo-600oo
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-121
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Hams, sink. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16#
Fully cooked 10-14#
Bacon, nmoked, sliced -
1# package (box lota)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4.8#
Lard, VI carton


44.45
42.50
42.75


60.50
52.00
47.00


42.75
41.50
41.75


64.00
55.10
48.70


43.12
41.25
41.00

43.38
43.38
40.25

54.50
50.62
46.50


41.62
39.62
59.62

41.50
41.00
58.25

61.00
53.75
48.88


43.75
43.00
42.12

43.50
43.50
42.00



55.50


40.50
41.00
39.25

39.50





52.00


38.00 38.80 37.00 38.51 41.50* 40.50*
38.00 38.80 37.00 38.31 41.50* 40.00*


43.50
35.50
40.30

46.50
48.50


44.40
40.00
41.25
45.50
47.25


40.75
30.50
38.00


41.18
58.00
38.19


48.00
41.00
44.50


48.00
42.50
46.50


48.25 51.75 49.00
53.50 52.50 -- --


48.00 48.00 50.50 55.25 52.00 56.00


31.00 54.00
13.75 17.25


33.50 38.50
14.38 16.75


33.75 36.00
17.50 18.00


42.50
42.00
41.00

42.75
42.06


59.00
39.69
58.69

40.25
39.06
39.00


38.00 39.12
38.00 39.12


44.00
36.50
40.00


43.62
41.00
42.50


49.50 48.50


48.50 54.00

34.00 35.00
16.75 18.00


Spring lab. BLK PRICES GARLOT BASIS IEEK ENDED MAR. 30, 1962
- -" ~- -- Pi* p UaldF7 07B. -- B -x -c-es d-Iyerf d~ -
Classification :- Th ; 2isago CC& -:- -C -t- T eI]dgI
STe; ee'f- --------------- -----------------------------p--


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-5


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


42.25-42.50
42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00
38.50-40.00
38.50-40.00
38.50-40.00

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00

28.50-29.00
28.00-29.00

35.50-36.50
34.00-35.00
31.50-33.00
35.50-36.50
34.00-35.00
31.50-33.00


41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
36.50-39.50
36.50-39.50
36.50-39.50

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
37.25-39.75
37.25-39.75

29.50-30.00
--

33.50-34.50
32.50-33.50
30.50-32.50
33.50-34.50
32.50-33.50
30.50-32.50


42.00-42.25
42.00-42.25
42.00-42.25

39.00-40.00
37.00-39.00

41.50
41.50
37.75-38.25
37.75-38.25

27.75-28.25
27.75-28.25

35.00-36.00
33.00-34.00
31.50-32.50
35.00-36.00
33.00-34.00
31.50-32.50


44.50-45.50
44.00-45.00
44.00-45.00
39.00-42.50
39.00-42.50
39.00-42.50


44.50
44.50
44.00-44.50

40.50-42.50
40.00-42.00


-- 44.25-44.50
-- 44.25-44.50



-- 30.00-30.50
-- 29.00-30.00


37.00-38.50
35.50-36.50
34.00-35.00
37.00-38.50
35.50-36.50
34.00-35.00


37.00-38.00
36.00-36.50
33.00-34.00
37.00-38.00
36.00-36.50
33.00-34.00


8-I a 38.50-39.50


Choice


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

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


its -


L#f


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


-- 38.25-38.75


-- 40.50-41.50





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supply of greasy domestic worsted wools
continued small in the Boston market and sales
were limited. Prices held firm. Woolen wools
and noils were slow, prices nominal. Trading
in the domestic primary markets was moderately
active. Wool sold and was contracted readily
in Montana and Wyoming. Prices were fully
maintained at the sealed bid sale in Roswell,
New Mexico. Occasional lots of early shorn
medium wools were sold in the fleece wool States.
Japan and Russia dominated the auctions in
Australia as quotations held firm. The Conti-
nent was the main operator with general compe-
tition in New Zealand. Prices were firm in
South Africa as France and the United States
competed. The South American markets were slow.
Fleece Wools Original bag medium grade
fleece wools sold at an estimated clean price
of $1.05-1.07, delivered East. Country buyers
were paying 48#-500, grease basis, to the
growers in the fleece wool States.
Territory Wools Graded 56/58s staple and
good French combing territory wool sold at $1.09,
while staple 50/54s brought $1.07, clean basis,
on a core test. Good original bag bulk fine
wool sold at sealed bid in Roswell and was
estimated from $1.27-1.52, clean basis, de-
livered. Sales in Montana included the Gallatin
Pool, fine and half at 55.53, Kalispel Pool,
5,500 bulk fine fleeces 55.850; around Stanford,
5,000 fine and half, June delivery, 500; Dillon,
5,700 fine, 55#; Lewiston, 1,500 fine and half
50#; Chinook 5,000 half and fine 47.5#; Kevin,
7,000 half and fine 46.250; Cascade, 2,500 half
and fine, 46#; Pendroy, 800 half and fine 460;
Miles City Sydney, 70,000 pounds half and fine
44.5#-460, grease basis.
In the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming 5,000
half and fine fleeces were estimated at $1.12-
1.15, clean basis, delivered, 5,000 fleeces of
fine at 48.580 and 5,000 half and fine at 45#-
46#, grease basis, f.o.b.
Texas Wools At the Sanderson Del Rio
sales about 500,000 pounds of 12 months wools
sold around $1.25, approximately 600,000 pounds
of 8 months estimated from $1.05-1.08 and about
250,000 pounds of fall brought around 950,clean
basis, delivered East.
Mohair The mohair market was dull.
rign Wools Montevideo super-skirted
56s combing wools sold for shipment around
$1.20, clean basis, American yield, duty paid.
Cabled reports at week's end follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields, in
bond.


South Africa


Oil-combed
7 $1.15
8 1.12
12 1.10
47 1.10
48 1.07
52 1.06
55 1.05


Scoured Yields
17 $1.05
22 1.05
25 1.02
27 1.00
28 .99
52 .98
55 .96


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools


60/64S
60s
60/58s


- $1.04-$1.07
- .99- 1.01
- .97- .99


58/56s $.94-4.96
56/50s .95- .94


Carpet Wools Turnover of carpet wools was
slow. Greasy Buenos Aires carpet fleeces were
quoted at 74#-750, November second clip around
700-714, March wools about 68# and 56/40s lambs
at 700, while greasy New Zealand carpet fleeces
were priced around 75"-74#, "B" style, 2" to
4" second shear 690 and 'early shorn wool around
714. A pale yellow Pakistan carpet wool was
offered at 67#. All above clean wool fibers for
shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Aust. 58/60s, ave. 2" white $1.07

Noils
Good style, Aust. 64s nobles $.88
Clear Cape 64s Schlums. .69
Good style, Cape 64s Schlums. .66
Good style, Dom. fleece 56s
nobles .60
Wool Tops Interest improved in medium
grade spot tops of foreign origin, while demand
continued for domestic fleece 54s oil and dry-
combed tops at higher prices. Quotes follow:


Warp Aust. D/C


70s $
64s -
62s -
60s. -
58/60s -
Oil-combed
58/60s $1.61
56. -
50/56s 1.46
(N


2.01
1.85
1.76
1.71 N
L.65 N


Warp Domn. D/C
$1.85
1.75
1.71
1.61
1.51


Territory
$1.49
1.47
1.45
- Nominal)


$1.45
1.42


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Mar. 29, 1962
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of New York
Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.625 (Bid)
July wool tops 1.608 (Bid)
648 grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.247 (Bid)
July wool 1.252
64s grade *2" average stretched length


Australia
Oil-combed
77 $1.25
78 1.25
78A 1.21
79 1.19
80 1.17
422 1.13
425 1.07


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.87
854 .84
100 .85
107 .80
114 .77
121 .76
128 .75









CLASSIFICATION O1 LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UND:R FEDERAL INSPECTION j,
S-: "Thm eF To0oi- Td r e-t

Feb. Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Jan. Jan.- Feb.
S1962 1962 196 1962Feb 1961 1962 1962 Feb 1961
Cattle:
Steers ...................... 870 999 1,869 788 59.3 56.1 57.6 54.9
Heifers ................... 310 383 695 536 21.1 21.5 21.3 23.4
Cows ...... .............. 274 383 657 294 18.7 21.5 20.2 20.5
Bulls and stags ........... 13 16 29 17 .9 .9 .9 1.2
Total 2/ ................ 1,467 1,781 5,248 1,435 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners & Cutters 5/ ...... 129 183 315 152 8.8 10.3 9.6 10.6


Hogs:
Sows .....................
Barrows & gilts ...........
Stags and boars ...........
Total 2/ ..................


297
4,993
21
5,311


396
5,677
24
6,097


694
10,670
46
11,410


264
4,793
20
5,077


5.6
94.0
.4
100.0


6.5
93.1
.4
100.0


6.1
93.5
.4
100.0


5.2
94.4
.4
100.0


Sheep and lambs:
Lambs & yearlings ......... 1,153 1,344 2,497 1,087 98.0 97.8 97.9 97.5
Sheep .................. 24 30 54 30 2.0 2.2 2.1 2.7
Total 2/ .. ....... ..... 1,177 1,374 2,551 1,117 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
-17 aBaseF ronreprTs-from packers. 2/-Tota based on rounded number -s.
_ / Included in cattle classification.

CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY COOPERATING PACKERS

Hogs Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month slaughtered under - - -
Federal inspection : Fpring: Head : Barrows: Gilts
: : reporting: : :
Number Number Number Percent Percent
Feb. 1962 ............. 5,312,000 24 1,115,443 51.94 48.06
Jan. 1962 ............. 6,098,000 26 992,000 52.82 47.18
Feb. 1961 ............. 5,078,000 28 1,419,000 52.39 47.61

PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTIE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
------- --- ---- -- -- -- -- ------- ^- ----- ------- -_ ----- -- ^- Cal;;g--gj
: Steers : Heifers : Cows : Bulls and : Cutters,
Region : : : : Stags : all classes
-"- fe-.- T e-b. T: FbT ~. ~ F-eb." -" -- e-.-- -- -


1962
Pct.
N. Atlantic States ......... 68.5
S, Atlantic States .......... 56.2
N. C. States-Eastern ........ 55.0
N. C. States-N. Western ..... 60.1
N. C. States-S. Western ..... 69.8
S. Central States ........... 48.7
Mountain States ............. 36.8
Pacific States .............. 71.2


: 1961 .: 1962: 1961:1962 : 1961: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pet. Pet. Pct. Pct.
75.8 2.1 1.7 28.7 21.7 .7 .8 7.5 8.7
45.5 6.2 8.1 35.2 44.1 2.4 2.3 18.2 19.5
53.7 14.0 15.7 29.7 31.0 1.5 1.6 14.9 15.5
54.4 24.2 26.9 15.0 17.5 .7 1.2 6.7 7.2
62.9 18.2 21.9 11.6 14.9 .4 .3 5.8 7.7
42.5 13.4 15.3 36.E 40.3 1.4 1.9 20.5 29.4
33.5 48.2 51.1 14.2 14.6 .8 1.0 5.3 4.5
71.7 14.1 15.4 13.2 11.4 1.5 1.5 2.7 4.5







UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
-s Percentage
S February t January February : Fe ~af
l : S : : Feb. : 5-yr.
t 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 5 1961 : Feb.av.
-------------------------------------------------------------------


Number slaughtered under Federal inspection:


Cattle .................
Calves .................
Hogs ................
Sheep & lambs ..........
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle .................
Calves .................
Hogs ..................
Sheep & lambs ..........
Average cost to packers: (dollars
Cattle .................
Calves .................
Hogs ...................
Sheep & lambs ..........
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds
Cattle .................
Calves ...........,,....
Hogs I/ .................
Sheep-& lambs ..........
Lard per 100# ..........
Lard per animal ........
Average dressed weight (pounds)
Cattle .................
Steers 2/...............
Heifers-2/..............
Cows 2/.7 ...............
Calves .................
Hogs ..........e......


1,467
362
5,312
1,177


(thousands of head)
1,435 3,248
385 816
5,078 11,410
1,117 2,551


1,048.7 1,051.2
201.8 204.1
237.5 235.2
102.4 105.1
per 100 pounds)
22.43 22.55
24.96 24.12
16.58 17.94
16.98 17.08
live weight)
57.8 57.5
56.5 56.4
76.7 76.6
49.0 48.8
13.1 13.3
31.1 31.4


606.1
659.5
558.1
510.4
114.0
182.2
50n 9


604.4
665.1
564.9
509.6
115.1
180.2
51 'A


1,048.0
203.1
259.3
101.4

22.355
24.81
16.68
16.94

57.5
56.5
76.8
49.1
12.9
30.9


602.9



114.8
183.8
AQ Q


3,067
812
10,822
2,417

1,055.7
204.8
238.1
103.8

22.42
235.74
17.47
17.03


57.3
56.2
76.5
48.8
13.3
31.6

605.5



115.2
182.1
50 7


efe l a .0 .0****** -- -
Condemnations: 3/ (number of head)
Cattle ................ 4,667 4,616 10,519 9,652 -- -
Calves ................. 2,108 2,011 4,856 4,255 -
Hogs ................... 9,939 9,287 20,402 19,828 --
Sheep & lambs .......... 5,996 4,003 8,916 9,604 --
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (thousands of pounds)
Beef .................. 886,601 864,785 1,951,947 1,850,870 103 109
Veal ................... 41,040 44,087 93,065 93,024 93 83
Pork (carcass wt.) ..... 966,027 913,351 2,093,362 1,967,234 106 104
Lamb & mutton .......... 58,864 57,121 126,527 122,095 103 110
Total 4/................ 1,952,532 1,879,345 4,264,900 4,033,221 104 106
Pork, excl. lard ....... 739,167 696,199 1,611,505 1,500,485 106 106
Lard production 5/...... 164,966 158,955 351,746 34;,725 104 98
Rendered pork fat ..... 7,176 6,480 16,009 13,620 111 100
l/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
5/ 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 FEB. 1962
itT "ctE "CRve aogs She~pand-lamns 7 LSrS -
Week s Num- 2 Av.s I Num-S Av. : ~ N t- s Av. sNum- ~ Av. I Total 'YTield
ended ber : drProd1. ber S dr. tProde.ber tdr./tfProdlber I dro tProd.omeat t per sProd.
-t w I I rtA.I __ I L d.l _
1962 1000 Ib. mil.lb.1000 Ib. mil.lb.1000 lb. mil.1lb.1000 lb. mil.lb.mil.lb. 1b. anl.b.
Feb.10 377 606 228.6 90 114 10.3 1354 159 188.8 307 50 15.5 445.0 15.7 44.5
17 563 604 219.1 89 115 10.2 1526 140 185.0 295 50 14.9 429.2 12.9 40.5
24 354 603 213.6 89 115 10.2 1520 159 184.1 285 51 14.3 422.2 12.7 59.7
Mar. 3 575 600 225.9 90 111 10.0 1547 138 186.5 287 50 14.3 434.7 12.8 40.8
1/ Excludes lard.







COT M~RCIAI IIVESTCC0 SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, FEBRU.YJ 1962 i/

Cattle Calves
ipt Other Av. F e l cOrn- Toa liv
*- -- w- I- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- -------------
Month and :Federally other AV Federally Other Av.
period inspected con- Total live inspected co- Total live
p mercial weight mercial weight
Thousand head Pounds Thousand head Pounds
February 1962 .... 1,467.5 427.5 1,895.0 1,025 362.1 189.4 551.5 221
February 1961 .... 1,455.4 426.7 1,862.1 1,025 585.0 223.7 608.7 215
Jan.-Feb. 1962 2/. 5,248.3 955.4 4,181.7 1,025 815.7 401.2 1,216.9 220
Jan.-Feb. 1961 '. 5,067.4 910.4 5,977.8 1,027 811.7 465.4 1,275.1 216
---- --- -------------------------------- --- -- -- -----^ --T- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ------- -- -----
Hogs : Sheep and lambs
February 1962 .... 5,512.0 928.9 6,240.9 256 1,176.6 146.6 1,325.2 102
February 1961 .... 5,077.8 946.9 6,024.7 255 1,117.5 121.6 1,259.1 105
Jan.-Feb. 1962 2/. 11,409.6 1,987.4 15,597.0 257 2,551.2 3550.7 2,881.9 101
Jan.-Feb. 1961 7. 10,822.2 1,995.1 12,817.5 256 2,417.3 275.5 2,692.6 104

1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.
COMT-RCIAL PEAT AND IARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, FEBRUARY 1962 I/
Month and : B Veal Pork 2/ : Lamb : TotalLard 3/
eriod Be : : : and mutton : meat -
Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil.lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb.
February 1962 .. 1,110 68 865 66 2,109 186
February 1961 .. 1,085 75 822 65 2,045 181
Jan.-Feb. 1962 4/ 2,436 150 1,881 145 4,610 397
Jan.-Feb. 1961 4/ 2,319 154 1,768 155 4,576 387

l/ B~cludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
T/ Includes rendered pork fat. 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 1/

Beef : Veal and calf Lamb and mutton


Grade


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


* Feb. Feb.
: 196t : 1961 :
Thous. pounds
17,864 17,148
565,455 347,448
127,815 124,080
15,144 15,085
5,618 4,458
8,456 6,829
6,466 780
69 222


Feb. Fel
1962 19(
Thous. poun<


1,9
8,4
1,2
i


1,700
6,805
1,129

58


2


. Feb. Feb.
1 1962 1961
ds Thous. pounds
54 2,585 5,558
)57 25,763 25,418
L45 587 511
12 -

125 582 8


Total ............. 544,847 516,u29 9,745 11,791 29,317 27,495

Bull and stag beef .. 601 650
All other meats
and lard.......... 28,786 11,809

I/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading
or acceptance.
/ Correction: Vol. 50, No. 8, page 147. Amount Choice beef graded for calendar year 1960
should have been 4,660,524 thous. pounds.






AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL !/
: Mar.15 : Feb.15 : Jan.15 Mar.15 Average
Commodity and unit : 1962 : 1962 : 1962 1961 : Jan. 1957 -
: -- : : Dec. 1959
Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 16,.00 16.30 16.50 17.10 17.30
All beef cattle 21.20 20.80 20.70 20.90 20.60
Cows n 15.10 14.50 14.50 15.30 15.10
Steers and heifers 23.70 23.50 23.40 25.10 23.10
Calves 25.50 25.20 24.70 24.40 23.50
Sheep 6.12 5.94 5.82 5.96 6.48
Lambs 16.50 16.50 16.10 16.60 19.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. .427 .421 .411 .404 .458
Corn Per bu. .968 .956 .951 1.01 1.10
Oats .n .652 .648 .665 .595 .622
Barley 1.05 1.04 1.03 .847 .892
Hay, all baled ton 21.80 21.40 21.60 20.60 19.10
Cottonseed n of 50.90 51.50 50.90 44.80 47.60
Mar. av.
Hog-corn price ratio 3/ 1951-60
United States Bushel 16.5 17.1 17.4 16.9 14.0
N. Central States 17.1 17.7 18.0 17.2 14.6
Iowa 17.5 18.3 18.5 18.4* -
1957-59
Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 100)
All farm products 244 243 242 243 242
Feed grains and hay 155 152 152 150 159
Meat animals 307 305 304 309 308
Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes and wage rates 305 305 504 502 292
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
7/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment. Monthly average.
5/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.
Revised.
EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL I/
Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit : base :- _b-Asd_on daafr
p-rices 2/ : Mar. 1962 : Feb. 1962 : Mar. 1961
Hogs Per cwt. Dol......... 7.09 21.60 21.60 21.40
Beef cattle I" ...0..... 7.73 25.50 25.60 23.80
Calves i f ......... 8.58 26.20 26.20 26.50
Lambs o ......... 7.98 24.50 24.50 25.50
Wool Per lb. ......... 4/.241 .735 .735 .752
Corn bu. ........ 526 1.60 1.60 1.62
Oats ......... .276 .842 .842 .845
Barley n ......... .413 1.26 1.26 1.25
Cottonseed ton ......... 4/20.60 62.80 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 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949,
1954, and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1952-December 1961 average, (in-
cluding an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments
resulting from price support operations) by dividing by 247 percent (the 120-month average
of the Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed
loans and other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
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).






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

S- Fresh meats and edkble_of.fl._ i Cu e j _sM .
-abadPo--e


Country of origin Beef and
; Veal

Pounds


Argentina .............
Australia .,....o.*,..
Brazil ...............
Canada .................
Denmark ................

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


Paraguay ............
Poland ..............
Uruguay ............
All others .........

Total Year 1961
Year 1960


221,812,767

29,041,606

--


68,514,764
52,856,742
149,828,557


.... 33,101,75533

... 555,156,169
419,978,898


Muttn Pork Beef
Muttonds Pounds Pound

Pounds Pounds Pound


--
42,750,851

210,939




12,250

10,755,258




226,037

53,955,315
45,815,264


35,864,306
I-


137,039
27,450
34,471


5,035

56,066,299
38,767,258


928,497

244,364
61,919
6,250


N--


40,000
2,749


: Pork


Pounds




5,659,740
262,492


71,202
122,957
158,905


248,578 -
500,555 131,045

1,832,910 6,386,539
1,918,491 7,689,727
- - m


Refused or condemned:
Year 1961 ... 2,312,126 529,251 59,658 106,961 56,874
Year 1960 ... 1,173,387 296,461 42,977 6,586 5,714

ane- -C m t- : : Sausage : General

Country of origin Miscel- (Trichina miscel- Total
SBeef ork laneous beef treated) laneous
---* -- --*- -- --- -S--* ^--- --- --- _- *- -- --- -*
Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina ......... 53,753,818 65,700 435,222 8,466,949 -- 2,155,564 65,785,550
Australia .....,. 679,176 -- 84,040 -- 71,742 265,598,576
Brazil ............ 12,928,056 -- 10,098 1,495,481 57,800 14,713,799
Canada ....... ., 97,465 2,602,765 140,298 91,499 5,462,901 77,215,438
Denmark ........... 181,702 45,792,610 5,856,886 -- 4,501,725 55,760 56,455,425


675
502,764

623
108


1,526,478
45,024,954


9,910
526,537


542,528
117,218


- 1,750,595
-- 46,094,410
- 68,822,958
-- 52,924,815
- 160,621,125


Paraguay .......... 9,533,448 -- -- 54,123 9,587,571
Poland ............ 82,656 27,052,276 6,091,506 -- 2,646 533,209,084
Uruguay .......... 15,753,996 54,000 190,305 14,246,879
All others .. ..... 3'9, 7. 2,800,606 1,209,531 -- 576,124 95,785 38,854,278
----------------------------------------
Total Year 1961 91,684,522 124,699,369 14,564,028 9,960,430 5,428,894 6,122,424 905,656,499
Year 1960 77,595,919 127,015,311 10,621,946 5,404,119 3,837,578 4,046,277 742,686,788

Refused or condemned:
Year 1961 1,165,840 745,285 186,763 7,910 40,061 10,845 5,217,572
Year 1960 123,908 395,856 259,885 20,038 18,510 52,625 2,381,945
Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse mneat ( po und-) for yearf r96 were" asfoll"ows:
Argentina 2,076,10, Canada 822,337, Mexico 727,700: Year 1960 Argentina 895,766, Canada 102,961,
Mexico 655,323.


Germany .... ...
Holland ..........
Ireland ...........
Mexico ...* .
New Zealand .......


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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVEKiAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds


: : : : : : : North
Classification 'Chicago' Omaha : Kansas: Fort : Denver: Ogden : Port-
: : : City : Worth : : land
-SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110#--- -- -- --- ------ ------ -
SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110#


Prime

Choice

Good


Mar. 31,19
Apr._ 1.19
Mar. 31,19
Apr. 1,19
Mar. 31,19
Apr. 1,19


62 18.12 17.58 19.10*
61 17.80 -- 18.50*
62 17.62 17.00 16.62
61 17.18 16.90 17.30*
62 16.75 16.00 15.75
61 16.12 15.98 16.355


EWES: (Wooled) 90-15 0"
Good Mar. 51,1962 5.25 5.75
Good & Ch. Apr. 1,1961 7.25 6.62
Utility Mar. 31,1962 5.25 5.75
Cull & Util.Apr. 1,1961 6.60 5.75


-- 17.66


18.65*
17.70*
17.00*
16.5 0*


5.00 7.00*
5.20 --
4.88 6.25&*
4.40 7.009*


-- 16.75


16.88 17.00 16.25
16.56 -- 16.42
15.88 16.25 15.50
15.78 -- 15.58

* 7.54 5.75 5.501-
6.88 -- 5.75**
6.52 5.00 5.25**
5.50 -- 4.00 -


Cull Mar. 31,1962 5.00 4.50 4.50 5.50** 5.08 4.50 3.75**

FEEDER IAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80#
Fancy Mar. 31,1962 -- 17.00 -- 16.70 -- --
Choice Mar. 31,1962 -- 16.50 -- 15.00 16.12 -- 14.75
Good & Ch. Apr. 1,1961 -- 16.38 -- 15.32 16.25 -- 14.50
Good Mar. 51,1962 14.75 -- 15.50 15.12 -- 15.00
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* Spring lambs.
** Shorn basis.