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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 28, D.6.


Vol. 50, No. 55


August 28, 1962


Week ended August 25


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


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

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


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


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Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Regions, July 1962 .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices declined on all classes of live-
stock. Slaughter steers and heifers declined
rather sharply under the influence of liberal
early marketing and lower dressed beef prices.
Steers sold unevenly weak to $1.25 lower, the
greatest downturn on weights under 1100#.
However, at St. Joseph and Kansas City, prices
were steady to 25# higher. At the seven
markets the average weight of slaughter steers
dropped to 10753, thus marking the tenth con-
secutive week that average steer weights have
lowered. Slaughter heifers sold 25#-$1.00
lower. Cows were 500-$1.00 lower. Feeder
cattle and calves were generally steady to 500
lower, with the exception of Sioux Falls and
St. Paul where prices were strong to 500 higher.
Barrows and gilts sold steady to 50# lower.
Spring slaughter lambs closed 500-$1.50 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steer and heifer prices suffered the first
general decline in the past eight weeks after
reaching new highs since last spring. Increased
receipts and lower wholesale dressed meat prices
combined to effect the downturn. Extremely
hot weather over most of the nation further
curtailed demand for fresh meats. Twelve
market receipts were the largest for any week
since mid-January. Feeders made up the largest
percentage of the run for any week of the
season. The general market on slaughter steers
was weak to $1.25 lower with weights under
1100# showing the most decline. However, St.
Joseph and Kansas City steady to 25# higher and
the scarce supply of Prime over 1200# also
steady to 250 higher. Heifers 25#-$1.00 lower,
here again St. Joseph steady to 25# higher.
Cows 50#-$1.00 lower and bulls weak to $1.00
lower. Vealers and slaughter calves steady to
$1.00 lower, except St. Paul steady to $1.00
higher.
Slaughter steers: Four loads Prime 1275-
14355# $31.75 at Chicago, most Prime 1200-1400#
brought $30.25-31.50 with mixed Choice and
Prime 1200-1450# $29.00-50.25. At other markets
mixed Choice and Prime $29.25-50.50, bulk
Choice $26.25-29.00, Good $23.00-26.50.
Slaughter heifers: High-Choice and Prime
$27.25-27.75 and on Monday load Choice and
Prime 1000# at Chicago $28.25, most Choice
heifers $25.00-27.00, Good $22.00-25.00.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
$14.00-16.50, Canner and Cutter $11.50-15.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Hot dry weather
the past two weeks, especially in the South-
west areas, triggered the first substantial
movements of feeder cattle to market this
season. Relatively high price levels for feed-
ers in the northern areas where pasture con-
ditions remain good influenced movement in that
area. Most offerings consisted of Medium to


low-Choice 550-850# steers .with a moderate
number of calves offered in the Southwest. Many
markets found partly fattened two-way cattle
moving out to feeder accounts as slaughter
cattle prices leveled off and suffered a general
decline for the first time in many weeks. Demand
was good for feeders especially over 750# and
partly fattened two-way cattle good for a short
term in the feedlot. Prices were generally
steady to weak with the exception of Kansas
City, Wichita and Oklahoma City which were weak
to mostly 50f lower, extremes $1.00 off on some
steers under 550#. These markets showed the
most increase in feeder receipts. Kansas City,
with 10,000 offered on Monday and Oklahoma City
almost 10,000 in their Thursday auction,
suffered most of the decline. Conversely to
the north, Sioux Falls and St. Paul were strong
to 50# higher.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1000#
mostly $23.00-26.00; loads and lots 800-950#
usually partly fattened $26.25-26.50. Medium
and low-Good 800-1000# $19.50-23.00. Good and
Choice 550-750# $23.50-28.00, few loads Choice
with an end of Fancy 550-585V $28.50-30.00.
Medium and mixed Medium and Good 550-750#
ranged $18.50-25.00, mostly $20.00-24.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-750#
$21.00-26.00, few loads and lots Choice $26.50-
27.00.
Feeder calves: Good and Choice 350-550#
steers bulked $25.00-30.50. Four loads Choice
450-465# $32.00-33.00 and load 474d# $33.15 at
Sioux City. Good and Choice 300-500# heifers
$22.50-29.00, few loads Choice and some Fancy
$29.50-31.00.

HOGS Terminal markets The trend in hog
prices was mildly lower during the past week, a
fractional drop in receipts at leading centers
being offset by losses in dressed pork. At
most of the leading mid-western centers,
barrows and gilts weighing 190-260# of No. 1-3
grades predominated, the supply of heavy butch-
ers being extremely small. Weights below 190#,
even though relatively scarce, were in narrow
demand. There was, however, a partial recovery
in prices on weights below 180# at St. Louis
where a sharp break had been recorded the pre-
vious week. Barrows and gilts generally sold
steady to 500 lower with the exception of the
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area where
prices were steady to 25# higher. Sows which
made up between 9 and 25 percent of the re-
ceipts sold steady to 25# lower for the most
part, Indianapolis and Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota Area were exceptions with prices
ranging steady to 50# higher.
Barrows and gilts: Closing sales U. S.
No. 1-2, 200-250# ranged from $18.25-19.00;
No 1-3, 190-270# barrows and gilts sold at
$18.00-18.75.









Sows: No. 1-3, 250-400# $15.50-17.50; No.
2-3, 400-600# at $14.00-16.00. Feeder pigs at
St. Paul were steady, Choice 120-160# brought
$17.50-18.00. At Sioux City prices were steady
to 25f lower, most Good and Choice l30-16C# at
$15.50-16.50.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
ceipts totaled 282,000 head, compared with
251,000 last week and 281,000 year ago. Even
though early price advances were partially lost
on late rounds, barrows and gilts were still
steady to 250 higher. Sows were 25# higher.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, most U. S.
1-3, 200-240# barrows and gilts $17.25-17.85,
limited U. S. 1-2 $17.75-18.25.
Sows: U. S. 1-3 270-40Q0 $15.00-16.50,
few No. 1 and 2 270-300# $16.50-17.00; 400-
550# mainly $15.50-14.75.
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled 98,800
head compared 95,300 last week and 92,400 a year
ago. For the week, barrows and gilts sold
mostly steady, instances 25# lower than last
Friday. Sows closed about steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
200-2401 $17.50-18.55, mostly $17.75-18.25;
sorted No. 1-2 205-235# $18.25-18.75; 12 head
sorted No. 1 205# $19.00-19.25. No. 1-3 185-
210# and 240-260# $17.00-18.00.
Sows: U. S. 1-5 250-350# $15.50-16.50;
few No. 1-2 280-5530# $16.50-17.00. No. 1-5 350-
40Q0 $14.75-15.75. No. 2-3 400-500# $13.75-
14.75. No. 2-5 500-600# $15.00-14.00.

SHEEP AND IAMBS The 12 market receipts
totaled 93,000 head, compared with 79,000 a
week earlier and 91,000 last year. Spring
slaughter lambs sold 50#-$1.50 lower than the
previous week. Slaughter ewes closed steady to
0S lower. Feeder lambs were steady with the
exception of 250 lower prices at Denver and
strong to $1.00 higher at Kansas City.
Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80-110# closed at $20.50-22.50, most Choice
$20.00-21.75, Good and Choice $18.50-20.50. Few
Choice 80-111# shorn with No. 1-3 pelts $20.00-
21.00, Choice and Prime $21.50-21.75 at Kansas
City.
Old-crop slaughter lambs and yearlings:
Shorn, Good and Choice 88-105# No. 1 and fall
shorn pelts $16.50-18.00 except for $15.00-16.50
at Fort Worth.
Slaughter ewes: Shorn, Cull to Good $5.00-
7.00.
Feeder lambs: At Denver, Fancy 86-112# in
Choice slaughter condition $19.15-19.70, Choice
and Fancy 65-92# $18.25-18.75. At other points
Choice and Fancy $16.00-18.50, westerns to
$19.50 at Sioux Falls. Good and Choice 55-75#
$13.00-17.00.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area
sheep and lamb receipts totaled 12,500 head,
compared with 12,900 the previous week and
14,100 last year. Spring slaughter lambs
closed mostly 50# lower; slaughter ewes steady.
Spring slaughter lambs comprised around 85 per-
cent of receipts with these 10-20 percent shorn.


Spring slaughter lambs: Choice and few
Prime 80-110# delivered to packing plants $19.50-
20.50 bulk $20.00-20.50 late; Good and Choice
$18.50-20.00, few Good 70-85# $16.50-18.50.
Old-crop slaughter lambs and yearlingst
Shorn, load Choice 107# No. 1 pelts $18.00,
small lots Good and Choice 85-110# $15.00-17.50.
Slaughter ewes: Shorn, Cull to Good $2.50-
5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers sold steady to 500 higher,
heifers steady. Feeder cattle and calves were
moderately active and steady. Spring slaughter
lambs steady.
Slaughter steers: California, 5,700 head
mostly Choice 950-1275# $26.25-27.00, 5,100 for
Sept. 15-Oct. 15 delivery; 10,400 Good and
Choice 875-1250# $25.00-26.00, including 3,500
for Sept. 1-Oct. 15 delivery ind 1,000 head at
$25.00 for Jan. delivery; 875 Good 850-1000#
$24.00-24.75. Arizona, 2,000 Good and Choice
875-10?Q# $24.50-26.50.
Slaughter heifers: California, 2,050
mostly Choice 800-950# $25.00-25.75, Good 850-
1000# $23.50-24.50. Arizona and Utah, immediate
to late Oct. delivery, 1,000 Good and Choice 800-
925# $24.50-25.50.
Feeder steers and heiferst California,
2,800 Good and Choice 550-1000# steers $24.00-
25.50; Medium and Good 500-825# $22.00-24.00;
Good and Choice 500-700# heifers $22.00-22.50.
Arizona, Oct. 15-Nov. 1 delivery; 3,300 Choice
575-700# steers $23.75-24.50; 1,700 Choice 600-
700# heifers $22.00-22.50. California, 2,100
Choice and Fancy 590-575# mixed calves, steers
$25.00-28.00, heifers $25.00-26.00, about half
for Oct. Arizona, 1,500 Choice and Fancy 350-
450# mixed calves, steers $26.00-29.50, heif-
ers $25.50-27.50 for Oct. 15-Nov. 15 delivery.
Spring lambs: California, 800 Choice 107#
slaughter lambs with nearly full-wooled pelts
$21.50, 350 Choice 100# No. 1 pelts $20.75.
Utah, 6,000 Choice and Prime slaughter lambs
and Choice and Fancy feeders 70 percent for
slaughter $20.00-20.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading slow, slaughter
steers and heifers sold steady to 25# lower,
mostly steady. Feeder cattle and calves steady
to $1.00 higher. Spring slaughter lambs weak
to 50# lower, mixed slaughter and feeder range
lambs 50#-$1.00 off.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 4,000 Choice
1050-1300# $27.25-28.50; 550 high-Good and
Choice 1075-1175# $26.75-27.50. Wyoming, 100
average to high-Choice 1100-1200# $28.25 f.o.b.
the feedlot.









Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 700 average
and high-Choice 975-1050,- $26.25-26.40, few
early at `26.10-26.65; 2,000 hiEh-Good and
Choice 65''-1'C00- 25.50-26.25.
Feeder cattle: Kansas, Choice 75C-801'-
steers $24.75-26.00, up to September delivery.
Mostly Choice 575-EP5- heifers $23.50-24.75,
September and October delivery. Wyoming, Choice
(5.--7ncr steers $24.50-2 .00. Choice 400-425#4
steer calves $51.00-33.00, Choice heifer-mates
375--.'C4 28.00--25.001, October and November de-
livery. Colorado, mostly Choice 35C-4r'=- mixed
calves $26.00-28.50 heifers and ~2.C00-31.00
for steers, bulk October delivery. Good to
mostly Choice 575-6"4rf.' heifers,$23.75-24.75.
Nebraska, Choice and Fancy 675-'75."' steers
.2?.rO-29.00, Choice 725-8504 steers 2?5.50--
27.00, October delivery. Choice and Fancy 600-
6"5' heifers ;25.00-26.00, Choice and Fancy
4'1-4175' steer calves $33.00-35.00, few Choice
$30.00-33.00, October and November delivery.
Sheep and lambs: Colorado, Choice and
Prime 89-!02- $20.75-21.50.

IE_,- KE~ICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Cattle
trade moderately active. Bulk of fall feeder
contracting completed. Slaughter steers and
heifers fully steady, feeders steady. Slaugh-
taer and feeder lambs active, mostly steady.
Slaughter cattle: Steers, load Choice,
few Prime 1375-' 'M27.O0; 12 loads mostly Choice
980-1125* $25.50-26.00; 45 loads Good and
Choice 875-11,00= $24.75-25.50; bulk Good, 850-
1075- $23.75-24.75. Heifers, 26 loads Good and
low-Choice =50-9?00 $24.00-24.50; Standard
to mostly Good 675-850# '23.50-24.00.
Feeders: 1,100 mostly Good 625-7.0N'
steers $23.50-24.00; 1,250 Medium and Good
400-475# heifers $23.50-24.25. For October de-
livery, 2,120 mostly Choice 600-725# steers
$25.n0-25.95; 1,640 mostly Choice 550-625#,
heifers t23.00-25.75; 2,300 Choice and Fancy
350-525' steers '30.00-32.00, heifers $28.00-
29.00; 5,840 Good and Choice 350-450.1 steers
$30.00, heifers $28.00.
Slaughter lambs and ewes: 300 Good and
Choice 90-951 $19.00; 2,300 Cull to Good
slaughter ewes No. 1-2 pelts $4.50-5.50.
Feeder lambs for October delivery: 29,250
Good and Choice, 40-60 percent slaughter, bal-
ance feeders $16.50-17.00; 10,000 Good and
Choice 60-90- feeders $15.50-16.50.
Amarillo Area Trading active. Slaughter
steers fully steady, heifers steady to 25#
higher, feeder classes fully steady.
Slaughter cattle: Steers, 200 Good and
Choice 895-1100- f 25.00-26.00. September de-
livery, 1,000 mixed Good and Choice 1100p
$26.00. Heifers, 550 Good and Choice, 825-
tn. $24.90-26.00.
Feeder steers: Current delivery, 300
Choice and Fancy e25-F90* $25.50-26.50; 1,400
mostly Choice E25-'90-' 23.50-24.75. October,
825 Choice 600C 325.00; 800 Goo' and Choice
?c5n' '23.P0.


Feeder heifers: September-October de-
livery, 95 Choice and Fancy 700-725# $23.50;
450 mostly Choice 650-700# $22.65-25.50.
Feeder calves: 800 Choice about 450#
steers $29.00, heifers $27.00. October, 550
Choice and Fancy 500# steers $29.00, heifers
$27.00; 400 Choice 450q steers $29.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter steers
firm to 500 higher; heifers scarce. Feeder
cattle steady, calves firm to mostly $1.00 high-
er. Spring slaughter lambs steady to 50# lower,
some $1.00 off. Feeder lambs steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington, Choice 1100-
11254 $28.00. Mostly Choice 1050-1075# $26.75-
27.00, some delivered 300 freight and some
Standard and Good sorted out at $25.00. Oregon,
mostly Choice 1075-11751 $27.75-28.00 delivered,
some with 61.5 percent yield guarantee. Montana,
mostly Choice 1000-1075# $26.00 f.o.b.
Feeder cattle and calves: Washington,
Good and Choice 600-700# $24.00 steers, $22.00
heifers. Good to mostly Choice 400-425# $28.00-
28.50 steers, $25.00-26.00 heifers, October de-
livery. Oregon, Choice 700# steers $24.00-
24.50 and Choice 650# $24.75, 3 percent shrink
delivered 20-mile haul. Good 500-560# steers
$25.25 delivered overnight stand.
Spring lambs: Washington, Choice and
Prime 93-105# $20.25-20.50 delivered 25-50#
freight. Good and Choice low-yielding $19.25
delivered 25f freight. Choice and Prime
slaughter and Choice and Fancy feeders 90-95#
$20.50 delivered 50-75# freight,about 75 per-
cent slaughter. Choice and Fancy 80-88#
feeders $18.25-18.75, some f.o.b., some de-
livered 25-75# freight. Oregon, Choice and
Prime 95# slaughter $21.25 immediate delivery.
Choice and Fancy 78-88E feeder lambs $17.75-
18.00.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Cattle:
Direct trade limited to contracting for mid-
September-October delivery. Feeder cattle and
calves fully steady. Spring feeder lambs
steady.
Feeder cattle: Montana, 3,200 Choice
yearlings, steers expected to weigh 600-800# at
$25.00-26.25, heifers 550-700# at $24.00-25.00;
400 Choice 7004 steers for mid-October delivery
$26.00. Wyoming, 1,300 Choice 700-725# steers
325.00-25.50, to mid-October delivery.
Feeder calves: Mainly October delivery,
Montana, 400 high-Choice and Fancy 400# mixed
calves, steers $34.00, heifers $52.00; 100
Choice and Fancy steer calves around 400#
$33.33. 2,400 Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy calves 400-45Q? steers $29.00-32.00,heif-
ers $27.00-30.00. Wyoming, 3,500 Choice and
Fancy 425-450# calves, steers $50.00-32.00,
heifers $28.00-29.00.
Spring feeder lambs: Montana, 4,500
Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 70-80# Septem-
ber delivery $17.50-18.50. Wyoming 7,500
Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 75-8Qc for
September delivery $18.00-18.25






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARETS
_c: Cattle Calves I S s Shee and
Market S Aug. 25 Aug. 26 t Aug. 25 5 Aug. 26* Aug. 25 Aug. 26 t Aug. 25
5 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1 1961 1962
Chicago ....... 51,143 59,501 214 96 25,840 27,797 6,658
Denver ........ 7,657 9,185 115 48 4,745 3,976 20,003
Fort Worth .... 7,212 8,889 1,686 1,686 1,525 1,455 11,701
Indianapolis .. 9,357 7,519 618 525 29,465 55,022 4,596
Kansas City ... 28,507 18,361 2,931 1,061 15,669 15,627 5,515
Oklahoma City 17,091 10,399 5,299 1,572 5,784 2,911 1,250
Omaha ......... 59,724 37,711 757 412 36,856 55,525 8,166
St. Joseph .... 17,255 14,620 702 285 19,415 20,121 5,670
St. Louis NSI 19,184 16,061 2,990 1,922 45,827 48,590 5,289
Sioux City .... 50,265 50,457 2,660 1,217 26,507 29,539 5,504
Sioux Falls ... 8,406 7,754 44 542 15,047 15,854 8,444
So. St. Paul .. 21,612 21,779 3,197 3,925 42,616 46,134 10,467


lambs
Aug. 26
1961
5,088
25,075
6,322
3,792
4,129
995
9,820
6,460
6,474
5,352
6,965
10,400


Total ....... 257,541 221,796 19,193 12,887 262,894 278,551 92,863 90,872
-- A 1.962 225,154 14,092 267 954 78 596
ETERICR IOMA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Aug. 25, 1962 Aug. 18, 1962 Aug. 26, 1961
Hogs ...... 282,000 251,000 281,000
Sheep ..... 12,500 12,900 14,100
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 98,800 95,5300 92,400
FEED== CATTLE AVERAGE COST, WiEIGH, AND NUMBER
s Week ended I Month 8
tAug.23 i-Aug. 16 $ Aug. 247 JulJy July '
: 1962 1962 1 1961 t 1962 1961 8
Sters 1001# up ......... 456 287 132 1,059 1,292
901-1000 ........ 2,078 1,494 1,842 6,5534 4,401
801-900 .......... 5,084 4,519 4,065 12,148 11,555
701-800 ,......... 8,555 4,512 5,078 16,700 14,608
501-700 .......... 15,102 9,812 9,484 51,458 50,061
Total steers 10 markets.... 29,075 20,624 20,601 67,699 61,917
Av. rt,. .... 711ff 714# 715# 720# 710#
Av. cost* a .... 424.66 $24.20 $23.07 $23.75 $21.55
S Chicago ...... 24.77 25.12 22.48 235.72 22.05
S Kansas City... 253.99 235.80 23.19 25.75 21.70
U Omaha ....... 25.59 25.75 25.64 25.97 21.87
S "S. St. Paul... 22.94 22.91 21.16 21.57 19.58
U U Sioax City.... 26.59 26.27 24.03 25.58 22.50
a Deanver ....... 24.91 25.47 235.07 23.84 22.10
Ft. Worth .... 24.54 23.99 21.67 23.42 21.30
a Oklahoma City. 24.58 24.31 22.96 23.42 21.07
a S. St. Joseph. 24.08 24.01 22.75 23.34 21.55
a a 3 St. Louis NST. 22.59 22.68 22.59 22.74 21.27
Total calves 10 markets.. 15,684 14,449 10,238 49,566 36,170
S heifers 3 a .... 6,685 5,061 4,443 14,089 15,166
S cOWs .... 772 755 758 2,544 1,814
oat adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

-ESTIMED PERCENT OF FEWER CATTLE AND SLAUTr COWS IN STABLE RECEIPTS _
Wt eChi -Kan. tS St. 8 b 'Sioux S.St. ndisan Den- 8 Ft. 'Okla. Wich-; San
Week ended tco sas OmO a ,JosephI ,LS Cityt Paul apolis ver Wrth .City ita :Antonio
-- -- -- -- I-- -- I-- I-- -- --I- --- -- --
Feeders
Aug. 24, 1962 2 59 16 20 18 56 10 8 15 70 84 56 70
Aug. 17, 1962 2 45 9 12 15 50 10 12 25 70 80 56 75
Aug. 25, 1961 1 42 16 15 17 52 5 12 9 65 67 48 .50
Slaughter covs
Aug. 24, 1962 5 14 8 9 18 6 20 10 20 18 7 28 12
Aug. 17, 1962 5 12 8 9 16 5 20 10 20 15 8 19 15
Aug. 25, 1961 5 11 8 5 14 5 20 10 17 25 11 21 15





662

STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/

Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -- -- -- ---------
2 Week ended
: Aug. 23 Aug. 24 : Aug. 23 : Aug. 24: Aug. 23 Aug. 24 : Aug. 25 Aug. 24
: 1962 1961 : 1962 2 ..._ 2 1961 962 : 196
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.....


2,054 4,409
14,202 18,917
4,770 5,292
556 1,013

117 414
21,679 30,045

427 2653
8,472 11,194
7,173 5,396
444 1,016
74 57
16,590 17,906
- -- -- -- -- -
258 3551
6,586 8,527
3,881 3,359
336 854
64 32
11,105 12,925


66 138
353 2,108
)45 2,988
95 447

-- 54


9.4 14.7 1,245 1,258
65.5 63.0 1,147 1,201
22.0 17.6 1,039 1,065
2.6 3.4 973 998

.5 1.3 998 980
1,127 1,175
~ ~OMAHA-- --- ---
2.6 1.5 1,225 1,205
51.1 62.5 1,073 1,158
43.2 30.1 1,024 1,060
2.7 5.7 1,066 1,046
.4 .2 952 942


30.76 24.97
28.54 24.16
26.48 23.44
23.46 22.38

21.12 21.16
28.21 24.09

~29.59 24.25'
27.56 23.57
25.45 22.25
22.45 20.92
20.66 19.18


1,055 1,122 26.57 25.18
- s oux c-YT T F.7 ~
2.1 2.7 1,19? 1,124 30.11T 24.35'
59.3 64.4 1,094 1,173 27.75 25.53
35.0 26.0 1,036 1,085 25.60 22.70
3.0 6.6 1,022 1,052 22.66 20.68
.6 .3 1,039 878 21.33 19.15
1,073 1 140 26.90 23.16

1.7 2.4 1,025 1,144 28.80 24.57
41.7 36.8 1,041 1,116 27.68 23.93
51.7 52.1 996 1,049 26.07 25.23
4.9 7.7 993 1,052 22.57 21.35

-- 1.0 -- 969 -- 19.39


26.63 25.56
- -- -


5 735 1,016 1,0(74
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1,426
3,972
653

121


5,953 6,172


25.5
64.3
8.7

1.5


23.1
64.4
10.6

1.9


1,048 1,086
968 1,016
958 1,014

954 992
987 1,051


27.68
25.85
22.99

20.81
26.03


24.28
23.58
21.73

.20.18
23.37


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


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


2,947 35,958 41.7 58.7 1,094 1,129 27.83
3,852 2,411 54.4 35.8 1,029 1,075 25.93
276 372 3.9 5.5 1,075 1,048 22.29

7,075 6,741 1,058 1,105 26.60
__- -- -- -_- -- -- -- -DfN~M -- -_-- -- -- -- -- -

17 -- .9 -- 1,218 -- 28.47
1,309 2,677 69.1 83.0 1,088 1,156 27.57
525 541 27.7 16.8 1,029 1,088 26.16
44 5 2.3 .2 982 1,126 21.23


25.78
22.79
21.16

23.30



25.95
22.51
19.00


All grades..... 1,895 5,223 1,070 1,145 27.07 23.68
V ----------------------------------Data collected y Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock vi-------sion, A. M. S.
/Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock 'liv-1sion, A. M. S.


1,6
2,0


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1,519
3,828
519

87


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
S Cattle Calves Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area 14,Aug.25 u A .26 TA..g.2 Aug.26 Ag .2- Tug- -.2
:1962 1 1961 1962 1 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961
Boston, New York City Area .... 11,890 12,017 11,146 12,510 35,164 45,327 32,137 35,486
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 10,442 9,047 1,528 1,959 26,956 28,598 3,572 4,850
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 20,574 20,477 4,789 5,242 133,010 116,280 13,587 14,420
Chicago Area ................. 17,424 18,516 6,888 6,274 50,443 31,495 11,643 6,955
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 25,412 28,493 9,966 12,965 84,878 92,142 7,501 11,672
St. Louis Area ................ 13,775 11,871 2,374 1,763 68,347 75,819 5,264 5,585
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 27,468 29,521 -- -- 84,520 88,248 9,605 11,918
Omaha Area .................... 36,827 36,295 153 104 72,872 68,872 12,985 12,393
Kansas City ................... 16,577 14,882 -- -- 30,551 29,785 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 34,587 31,913 6,651 7,096 238,449 235,208 24,332 29,425
Loutl, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mphts ... 8,179 6,991 4,351 3,425 54,222 49,332 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 11,072 10,251 4,671 5,195 21,112 21,028 -- --
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,748 18,897 1,140 1,242 37,309 33,340 5,765 5,969
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 11,759 12,250 3,621 4,865 12,366 13,656 51,542 34,594
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 23,610 22,878 100 228 19,644 15,083 51,331 45,035
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 28,604 25,488 1,831 1,089 26,752 30,242 51,972 28,923
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 9,068 9,115 224 582 15,235 17,001 10,683 9,211
Total ...................... 327,816 59,433 1,011,650 251,919
318,902 64,359 989_,456 256,56
Accumulation to date ..... 10,743,628 1,968,008 36,948,951 8,633,568
10,5533,437 2,042,606 35,570,941 8.998.174



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
-: -- oFk --Im- :
Beef Veal Lexcl._ lard) and mutton Total Total
Week ended Nun- : Nwa- Nu : Nu- : : Num- s meat lard
her : ber rod ber d her t^od s. prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1 0 ml.lb. 1,000 mil,.b. 1000 Mil.1b.mil..T mi-l'.

Aug. 25, 1962 ....... 405 250.4 90 10.9 1,180 165.0 275 12.4 416.7 --
Auw. 18, 1962 ....... 415 238.2 90 10.9 1,150 160.1 280 12.6 421.8 --
Aug. 4, 1962 1/ ..... 591 -- 85 -- 1,042 -- 258 55.5
Aug. 26, 1961 T/..... 388 251.0 102 12.7 1,150 159.0 270 12.3 415.0 35.8

Percentage change front
Aug. 18, 1962 ....... -2 -5 0 0 5 2 -2 -2 -1 --
Aug. 26, 1961 ....... 4 0 -12 -14 3 3 2 1 0 --
------------------- ------------------
Av.r= Lre g t_(Iba)_ Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs g Sheep a yield
Weekended ----------- per
Live Dressed Live Dresed1 Live .Dresed Live ADressed= l0 lb.


Aug. 25, 1962 ....... 990 569 215 121 256 158 94 45 --
Aug. 18, 1962 ....... 990 574 215 121 258 159 92 45
Aug. 4, 1962 ....... 1010 586 220 124 242 140 92 45 --
Aug. 26, 1961 ....... 1025 595 221 124 256 158 93 46 15.2

1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.














Classification


Steers -


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---_ ---- _^. -_-_---------^- _-- _----_----_----------- ~
: a 2 North
a Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver a Portland
: : : ~T


, Aug.: Aug. Aug.,
, 25 : 26 25 .
, 1962, 1961 1962:


Aug. Aug. AUg Aug.,
26 25 t 26 : 25 ,
1961 1962: 1961 1962w


Slaughter cattle calves and vealers


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


Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


700-900#
600-800


29.75
50.72
27.88
28.62
25.70
25.10


26.55

22.22


15.25
15.52
14.88
13.58


25.22
25.18
24.42
23.80
23.38
22.12


22.85

20.50


15.92
15.88
15.58
14.18


27.75
27.88
25.12
22.00


25.82
25.82
20.60


16.58
15.28
14.22
12.72


m--

24.38
23.98
25.10
20.85


25.48
22.20
20.32


16.45
15.85
15.25
14.10


28.75
29.70
27.62
28.00
24.50
22.22


25.85
25.58
21.02


16.22
15.50
14.48
15.58


24.80
24.68
24.05
23.68
22.50
20.85


23.48
21.92
20.55


16.95
16.52
15.32
14.68


-

27.55
27.60
25.00



25.88





16.60
14.92
15.32


Aug.
26
1961



m-

23.98
23.88
21.55
19.00


23.72

18.25



16.93
15.60
14.25


Aug. Aug.
25 26
1962: 1961


m--
--
28.00

25.88
22.00


26.25
24.00
20.00


16.00
15.12
15.25
11.58


Bulls Yrlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers 500-800f
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 3500-550#
Choice "
Good 500-500#/
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good

*Medium and Good.


19.55 19.50 17.50 17.88
19.50 20.00 17.75 18.12


22.45
20.55
18.75


25.00
25.50
20.50


22.75
20.50
18.50


24.50
22.00
19.00


17.90 19.35
18.50 19.35


25.00
25.25
21.00


25.00
25.25
20.25


-- -- 18.50
19.25 19.85 19.00


26.50
25.00
22.00


Feeder cattle and calves


28.65
27.42
24.75


-
25.75
24.12


1-
28.00
25.75


25.50
24.00


- -- 24.80 25.62 25.50 24.00
-- -- 22.50 20.88* 235.50 20.50*


-- 50.70 --
- 28.95) 28.50
26.55)

.. 27.45 -.
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-- 22.60) 25.25


32.00 .--
29.75) 27.00
27.00)

29.25 -
27.75)
24.50) 24.75


26.25
25.25


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25.75
22.75


24.75 25.75
22.00 20.50*




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26.00)


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24.75
22.00

22.25
20.75


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27.50 21.50


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25.58
25.12
23.75
21.00


23.75
21.75
19.25


15.50
15.00
15.25
11.58


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25.50
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HOOGS AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
SST. s s Eight
s s Louis : Kansas' Sioux 'S. St. I S. St.'Indian-: nkta.
Week ended :Chicago: Natl. City Omaha I City :Joseph 2 Paul apolis corn-
I : Stock: C s : p bined
s Yards : s
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds


Barrows Aug. 25, 1962
and Aug. 18, 1962
gilts Aug. 26, 1961
Aug. 25, 1962
Sows Aug. 18, 1962
ug. 26. 19.1
AVERAGE WEIGHT -


18.67 18.37 18.21 18.52 18.39 18.39
18.45 18.47 18.14 18.38 18.23 18.15
18.23 18.45 18.41 18.54 18.49 18.48
15.90 15.70 15.96 16.20 16.21 16.25
15.82 15.75 15.80 16.02 16.01 16.11
15.47 _15.63 15.47 15.83 15.75 15.66
Pounds


18.35 18.58 18.43
18.19 18.49 18.55
18.27 18.47 18.42
15.93 15.65 16.00
15.85 15.54 15.88
15.57 15.17 15.60


Barrows Aug. 25, 1962 223 212 223 220 224 222 219
and Aug. 18, 1962 226 210 224 223 224 222 220
gilts Aug. 26L 1961 223 213 221 220 222 222 219
AuF. 25, 1962 396 400 384 383 374 370 377
Sows Aug. 18, 1962 394 401 400 584 376 567 375
Aug. 26, 1961 390 596 402 579 374 578 373
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Aug. 25, 1962 14831 38874 13499 26920 18525 15624 30006
and Aug. 18, 1962 16222 36095 13647 26950 20045 17584 27839
gilts Aug_ 26L 1961 19245 40899 15743 25729 21550 16581 51322
Aug. 25, 1962 4622 4109 1382 7600 6333 2974 7190
Sows Aug. 18, 1962 5176 4400 1468 7865 6905 5428 6729
A. 26L 1961 5659 3875 1423 7630 6660 2641 8205
SOWS Percentage of total
Aug. 25, 1962 24 10 9 22 25 16 19
Aug. 18, 1962 24 11 10 23 26 16 19
Aug. 26, 1961 23 9 9 24 24 14 21
1/ Weighted average.


218 219
217 220
219 219
423 386
425 586
420 585

24526 182805
25871 184055
27697 194546
3359 37569
3420 39589
5357 39450


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12
11


17
18
17


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products Hog prices 2/ t Gross spread
Week -dH r s -- -or margin 5/
Aug. 25, 1962 ........... $19.48 $18.72 $0.76
Aug. 18, 1962 ........... 19.46 18.72 .74
Aug. 26, 1961 ........... 19.95 18 -.44----
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.
V/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


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


AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
I Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
: No.5 yeTlow % price ratio
: Cents per : based on
t bushel : barrows and gilts


Aug. 25, 1962 ........ 18.67 111.1 16.8
Aug. 18, 1962 ........ 18.45 111.7 16.5
Aug. 26, 1961 ........ 18.23 113.2 16.1
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Prices were steady to firm for greasy
domestic combing wools. Trading was slow
with supplies rather small. Few lots of
woolen wools and noils were traded at
steady prices. Pulled wools were mod-
erately active with demand fair. A firm
price trend prevailed for 12 months wool
in Texas mainly in view of limited supplies.
Average style traded at $1.26-1.28.
The markets at Melbourne and Fremantle
opened in Australia this week. Bradford,
the Continent and Japan were active buyers.
It was reported that 90/95 percent of
the total supply has been sold at the
above mentioned markets. Prices for
merino wools were about 2-3 percent lower
than the close in July. Cross-breds were
largely 5 percent off. During the forth-
coming week of August 27 sales will be
held at Sydney and Adelaide.

Fleece Wools Graded 60/62s good
French combing and staple fleece wools
netted around $1.16-1.18 on a clean basis.
Graded 56/58s staple and good French sold
$1.08-1.10. Trading was slow for small
supplies.

Territory Wools Graded 64s good
French combing average style Territory
wool brought $1.27 clean basis.

Texas Wools Odd lots of poor style
12 months wools brought $1.23-1.24 clean
basis, delivered East.

Mohair There was a very poor demand,
however, some small lots of adult mohair
sold 461# while 81f was paid for kid
delivered to warehouse. These prices
steady at the previous week's decline.

Foreign Wools While some of the
Australian markets have opened for sales,
most buyers in the United States were not
active. Reports indicate that quality
of cross-bred and merino wools was poor.
Very small volume lots of Montevideo lambs
wool 58/60s good weight for November/De-
cember delivery sold 6310, in bond.
Greasy 1962/1963 Montevideo super skirted
60/64s were sold for November/December
shipment at 98 and 60/58s at 94#, all
clean wool fibers present.


Carpet wools Greasy Buenos Aires
November carpet wools were offered for
shipment around 660. New Zealand 702/3
crutchings from 540 to 56. Relatively
very little product was offered for sale
and trading continued slow and much in
line with previous weeks. Late during
the previous period at Christchurch New
Zealand prices were strong on carpet
fleeces "B" style and these sold at 75.

Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic
56s l1-2 white $1.10
Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s 2-3" white $1.15
Noils
Clear 64/70s Schlums. 67-68
Clear Aust. 70s Nobles 90g
Semi-clear Aust. 70s Nobles 87
Wool Tops Trade was slow and
prices steady to weak. Quotes follow:


Warp Aust. D/C
70s $2.01
64s 1.90
62s 1.83
60s 1.75
58/60s 1.66


Oil-combed
58/60s $1.64
56s --
50/56s --
48/50s --


Warp Dom. D/C
$1.96
1.85
1.78
1.70
1.60


Territory
$1.58
1.51
1.48


Fleece

$1.48
1.45


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS -
August 23, 1962 (Furnished by the Wool
Associates of the New York Cotton Exchange)
October wool tops $1.665B
December wool tops 1.645B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
October wool $1.233T
December wool 1.221B
64s grade 2i" average stretched
length










WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady
to 50 higher at markets other than New York
where the small volume of Prime was steady to
50 higher, but Good and Choice closed steady to
$1.00 lower. Cow beef mostly steady, except 500-
$1.00 higher at Philadelphia. Veal and calf
steady to weak at New York while at Washington
Choice fully steady and Good steady to $2.00
lower, and at other markets veal was steady to
$1.00 higher. Spring lamb strong to :1.00
higher at Baltimore, otherwise steady to $3.00
lower, most decline at Philadelphia and New York.
Pork loins steady to $3.00 higher, mostly $1.00-
3.00 up. Other listed pork cuts steady to $1.00
lower, except Washington steady to $1.00 higher.
Kosher dressed steer beef was steady to
$1.00 higher; veal and calf unchanged and kosher
spring lamb steady to mostly $1.00 lower.
Supplies of pork were moderate but volume
of other classes generally normal, except at
Philadelphia where all classes were moderate.
Steer carcasses weighing above 800 C were limited
along with Choice and Prime veal. Trading for
beef was moderately active through midweek, but
slow on closing sessions. Demand favored most
cuts, except arm chucks which were largely by-
passed and suffered a S4.00-5.00 decline at
New York. Ribs, steaks and rough cuts moved
well at the several markets. Outlet for veal
and spring lamb was generally fair but lag in
demand was very much evident at New York, par-
ticularly volume accounts. Pork fared well in
all areas, particularly loins with good clearance
of cuts in all areas. Clearance was fairly com-
plete, except some beef and spring lamb unsold
late at Washington.

CHICAGO Compared to the previous Friday,
Good and Choice steer beef 5-,-I.00 lower,
Standard about steady, heifer fully $1.00 lower,
veal steady, spring lamb $2.00 lower, pork loins
8-1 steady to 50 higher, Boston butts 4-8#B
and spareribs ;3 down unchanged.
About normal fresh meat supplies were on
hand during the period. Steer beef carcasses
mainly scaling 70C' and down, volume EC 0-900=
rather small. Most spring lamb in the 35-55#
range although some increase =.-CE4 noted.
Carcass beef trade was slow on each session.
Arm and squarecut chucks and rounds were hard
to sell, chucks off $4.00-5.00 compared to late
in the previous week, rounds off $2.00-2.50.
Demand was good for beef loins 50--C' and ribs
"-,- and over, but rather narrow for lighter


weights. Veal trade was moderately active for
all weights and grades. Spring lamb slow and
lower for the first time in four weeks. Fore-
end cuts and loins generally moved fairly
well but legs were on the slow side. Demand
narrowed for stews and shoulders late. Out-
lets were adequate for pork loins and spare-
ribs, Boston butts 4-5-' slow.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer beef sold
steady to 500 lower in California, heifer was
steady to weak. Carcass steer and heifer
continued to strengthen in the Portland-
Seattle area, selling firm to 500 higher.
Cow beef was weak to $1.00 lower in Los
Angeles but steady to $1.00 higher elsewhere.
Calf sold mostly steady but veal advanced
$1.00-2.00 in San Francisco. 3prinrg lamb
followed an irregular pattern, steady to 500
higher in San Francisco, otherwise steady to
.:1.C0 lower. Pork sold steady to $1.00 lower
except fresh loins steady to $1.00 higher in
Los Angeles, spareribs weak to $2.00 lower
in California and sliced bacon :1.00-3.00
lower.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was rather narrow for
steer and heifer beef and prices declined.
Trading was mostly slow. Supplies were fully
normal and somewhat larger than the previous
week. Offerings consisted of a larger than
normal percentage of 500-700# steer beef.
Prices on steer beef worked progressively
downward during the week and closed 50R-2.00
lower, mostly $1.00-1.50 lower. Heifer beef
was largely $1.00-1.50 lower. Influenced by
expanded supplies cow beef shared in the de-
cline and sold steady to $2.00 lower, mostly
500-.:1.50 off. Clearance was generally com-
plete on beef offerings.
Supplies of carcass lamb were about
normal. Demand was poor and trading gener-
ally slow with spring lamb carcasses $1.00-
2.00 lower. Clearance was fairly complete.
Demand was only fair for pork and trad-
ing only moderately active. Supplies were
moderate. Pork loins sold steady to $1.00
lower at Omaha and Chicago, pork butts were
steady to 500 lower. Fresh hams sold $1.50-
2.25 lower. Pork carcasses cleared in an
uneven trade with prices 25-500 higher at
Philadelphia but 250-$1.00 lower at New York.
Clearance was near complete on pork products.







EOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification ----- -- -. : -
tAug. 25 :Aug. 26 :Aug. 25 :Aug. 26 tAug. 25 :Aug. 26 :Aug. 25 2Aug. 26
1962 : 1 ?61 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961 1962 1 1961


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Beifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600#
600-700


49.00
48.20
47.95
44.75
45.25


Good 500-600 --
Veal -
Prime 90-120# 60.00
Choice 90-120 51.00
Good 90-120 48.50
Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55# 48.50
Choice 45-55 48.50
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12 52.30
Butts 4-8 39.50
Spareribs 5# down 47.50
Hams, sink. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16# 45.50
Fully cooked 10-14g 48.00
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots) 56.10
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8# 35.00
Lard, 1# carton 13.75


42.45
41.05
41.05
40.55
40.05


59.00
50.90
47.30


45.88
45.62
43.85
43.60

44.88
44.88
42.88

56.00
52.00
48.00


59.88
38.75
38.75
38.75

39.00
39.00
37.25

56.00
51.00
48.00


45.13
44.00
44.25
43.25

44.25
43.50
43.00



57.00


41.00
39.50
40.50
39.25

40.00
39.50




52--00
m--
52,00


43.50
43.00
42.25
41.75

43.25
42.72


40.09
38.97
39.00
38.44

39.62
38.94


40.00 47.75 39.62 44.65 38.50 46.50 39.75
40.00 47.75 39.62 44.65 38.50 46.50 59.75


49.00
37.60
49.85

48.40
50.40


49.20
36.25
45.00


44.75
34.10
45.50


-- 47.00
52.00 51.50


54.50
43.50
49.50


52.50
40.50
53.00


52.00 49.25


50.62
39.88
49.25


51.62
40.00
50.50


48.38 49.00


57.00 57.75 59.50 58.50 61.00 56.25 59.50

3.53. 535.25 36.00 36.25 35.00 32.00 33.00
15.25 15.00 14.75 17.50 17.75 15.75 17.58


BULK PRICES CA)LOT BASIS 1EEK ENDED AUGUST 24, 1962
ce-5 -44.0 ~5 7.0 -r5 -o -- 46cesde.Ve
Classification Prices._ e o.n e "e s -l I da
C~iago Denver : t maha iMIwYor1K -
hier ce -d 0--- 4-.50-44.0- 4 -.50-4 42-- -- -- 46.50 45- --4
Choice 600-700# 43.50-44.00 42.50-43.00 42.50-43.00 45.00-46.50 45.50-46.00


Cow beef All weih
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Spring lamb -
Prime 30-4


Choice


Fresh pork -


44.00-44.50
44.50-45.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50

29.00-30.50
29.00-30.00

43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00
45.00-44.00
43.00-44.00


43.00-43.50
43.00-45.50

58.50-41.50
38.50-41.50

41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
39.00-40.00
59.00-40.00

50.00



41.50-45.00
41.50-43.00
41.50-43.00
41.50-43.00
41.50-45.00
41.50-45.00


45.50-44.00
43.50-43.75

41.00-42.50
40.50-41.00

41.50-41.75
41.50-41.75
39.75-40.25
39.75-40.25

29.75-50.25
29.00-29.25

42.50-43.00
42.50-45.00
42.50-45.00
42.50-45.00
42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00


45.00-46.50
45.50-47.00
45.00-45.50
43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00


45.50-46.25
46.00-46.25

45.00-44.50
43.00-44.50

44.00-45.00
44.00-45.00


-- 52.00-52.50
-- 29.25-50.00


45.00-46.00
45.00-46.00
45.00-46.00
45.00-46.00
45.00-46.00
45.00-46.00


45.50-46.00
45.00-45.50
44.00-44.50
45.50-46.00
45.00-45.50
44.00-44.50


loins 8-142 47.00-47.50 -- 45.75-46.00 47.50-48.00
------------------------------------------------


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


its -


L5#


45-55
55-65
50-45
45-55
55-65





670


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


Kansas
Classification :Chicago : Omaha :City

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) 75-10C5-,
Prime Aug. 25, 1962 22.85 21.12 22.18
Aug. 26 1961 19.05 17.48 18.25
Choice Aug. 25, 1962 22.00 20.50 21.25
Aug. 26, 1961 17.95 16.68 17.22
Good Aug. 25, 1962 19.90 19.25 18.68
Aug. 26, 1961 16.20 15.18 15.80
EWES: (Shorn) 90-150


Good
Good & Ch.
Utility
Cull & Util.
Cull
FEEDFR LAMBS:
Fancy
Choice
Good & Ch.
Good


Aug. 25, 1962 5.45 5.15 4.50
Aug. 26, 1961 4.48 3.62 2.70
Aug. 25, 1962 6.20 5.15 5.25
Aug. 26, 1961 4.40 5.62 2.35
Aug. 25, 1962 5.35 4.50 4.25
(Spring) 60-75#-
Aug. 25, 1962 -- 18.25 --
Aug. 25, 1962 -- 16.50 --
Aug. 26, 1961 -- 13.88 --
Aug. 25, 1962 -- --


: Fort : North
Worth Denver: Ogden : Portland
P r tln


19.
15.
17.
14.


-- 22.29
-- 18.84
75 20.92
30 17.30
00 18.91
55 15.05


21.05
17.40
19.85
16.52
18.50
14.72


19.97
15.88
19.50
15.69
18.50
14.00


5.88 6.08 5.25 4.51


5.25 4.88 3.50
4.88 5.25 4.75
4.75 3.62 2.75
4.50 5.75. 3.50


-- 18.97
13.45 17.75
10.00 14.55
11.00 16.00


19.12
18.12
13.24
16.00


2.88
4.94
2.75
5.44

15.75
15.00
11.38


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


Region Cattle :
Region :--------
: 1962 : 1961 :


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


110
45
260
548
164
176
126
199


Calves : Hogs :Sheep
1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962


114
43
83
37
11
58
1
20


390
269
1,113
1,805
444
405
97
177


596
225
913
1,694
419
422
85
167


Total ..................... 1,765 1,628 367 341 4,699 4,520 1,171 1,126

Other animal slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): July 1962,
horses 5,477 ; goats 15,625 ; July 1961, horses 4,290; goats 5,222.
1/ Not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


Lambs
1961
171
1/
?6
257
65
160
184
202


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SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
JULY 1962

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North Central
States during July 1962 totaled 259 thousand head, 4 percent more than the
number shipped in during July last year. Of the total cattle and calves re-
ceived in these 8 States during the month, 125 thousand moved through public
stockyards--11 percent more than in July 1961. Cattle and calves received
direct in July 1962 totaled 134 thousand head, 2 percent less than a year
earlier. The direct movement in July was 52 percent of the total, compared
with 55 percent a year earlier. Cattle and calves shipped into these States
during January-July 1962 totaled 2.4 million head, 3 percent less than the
January-July 1961 total.
July shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these 8 North
Central States amounted to 151 thousand head. This was 21 percent below
July 1961. Of the total received during the month, 44 thousand came through
public stockyards--26 percent less than in July 1961. The July 1962 number
received direct totaled 107 thousand head, down 19 percent from a year
earlier. During January-July 1962, shipments of stocker and feeder sheep
and lambs into these States totaled 1.1 million head, 4 percent less than the
January-July 1961 total.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
July 1961 and 1962 i/
Cattle and Calves
: Public Stock :
yards Direct Total
: July : July : July : Jan. July
1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962: 1961 : 1962 : 1961 :1962
Ohio.........: 4,386 5,990 1,194 2,080 5,580 8,070 42,447 56,201
Indiana......: 5,802 5,988 10,623 11,260 16,425 17,248 131,773 121,967
Illinois.....: 17,824 19,635 17,643 29,097 35,467 48,732 396,291 418,980
Michigan.....: 1,517 1,999 535 1,824 2,052 3,823 23,413 31,979
Minnesota....: 6,981 7,149 13,337 8,498 20,318 15,647 228,218 207,148
Iowa.........: 50,487 56,124 52,770 43,754 103,257 99,878 926,144 891,514
South Dakota.: 5,438 5,746 10,728 10,108 16,166 15,854 142,841 135,869
Nebraska....: 20,163 22,233 29,240 27,171 49,403 49,404 531,782 498,579
Total :112,598 136,070 248,668 2,422,909
8 States : 124,864 133,792 258,656 2,362,237

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio.........: 1,342 1,843 4,194 2,653 5,536 4,496 39,132 48,477
Indiana......: 700 664 2,649 5,775 3,349 6,439 16,975 19,412
Illinois.....: 5,941 4,142 18,648 '11,927 24,589 16,069 112,998 91,972
Michigan.....: 139 179 585 569 724 748 8,657 9,860
Minnesota....: 7,207 7,766 14,755 10,304 21,962 18,070 178,349 143,130
Iowa.........: 20,822 13,112 76,043 40,140 96,865 53,252 514,787 474,375
South Dakota.: 12,342 6,416 8,033 24,212 20,375 30,628 125,796 124,528
Nebraska.....: 10,863 10,035 7,894 11,342 18,757 21,377 131,034 173,337
Total : 59,356 132,801 192,157 1,127,728
8 States : 44,157 106,922 151,079 1,085,091

:/ 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 insrected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.
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