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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRIC U RE
WASHINGTON 25, D.C, al9 A


Vol. 30, No. 45


Week ended


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 .

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


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Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Regions, Sept. 1962
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered
for Importation, August 1962 .
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned
Under Federal Inspection, Sept. 2-29, 1962. .
United States Exports of Meats, August 1962 .
United States Exports of Livestock, August 1962 .
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico
Passed for Entry into the United States, August 1962
Cattle and Calves on Feed, October 1, 1962 .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices of slaughter steers and heifers for
the week were uneven, but generally steady.
Salable receipts at the 12 markets during the
week in review at 242,000 head increased 11
percent over the previous week and the largest
in about eleven months. The number of steers
and heifers sold out of first hands for slaugh-
ter at the seven markets totaled 106,800 head
the largest since early September but 8,900
head below the corresponding week a year ago.
Slaughter cows sold steady to $1.00 higher.
Seasonally large supplies of feeder cattle and
calves moved at steady to 501 higher prices.
Barrows and gilts sold steady to 25f lower at
western Corn Belt markets and 25-750 lower in
the eastern part of the area. Slaughter lambs
were steady to $1.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Even though
receipts at the 12 markets were liberal this
week, no major price break occurred as fairly
uniform day to day marketing and substantial
price gains for steer and heifer beef the pre-
vious week were factors helping to hold prices
nearly comparable to the previous week's ad-
vance. Slaughter steers and heifers sold most-
ly steady except 25-500 lower at Omaha, and
strong to 500 higher at Kansas City. Heifers
closed 250 higher at Chicago. The supply of
steers over 1200Q was increased and weight
again became a price determining factor. Cows
closed steady to $1.00 higher, mostly steady
to 500 up under the influence of higher prices
on cow beef. Bulls were steady and vealers at
St. Paul and St. Louis steady to $1.00 higher.
The supply at most points was comprised of Good
and Choice slaughter steers and heifers, except
at Kansas City where feeders ran 62 percent.
Cows accounted for 10%of the twelve market re-
ceipts.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago, loadlots
Prime 1200-1400# brought $32.00-32.50 with load
1340# at $32.75 and load 1520# $33.00. Bulk
high-Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 1175-
1400# in Chicago $30.50-32.00. At other points
high-Choice and few Prime 1000-1350# brought
$29.50-50.25. Bulk Choice cashed at $27.50-
29.50 and up to $31.00 for loadlots over 1200#
in Chicago. Most Good sold from $24.50-28.00.
Slaughter heifers: Two loads Prime 1077-
1130Q brought $29.25-29.50 in Chicago with
high-Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 950-1050#
at $28.50-28.75. At other points Choice brought
$25.75-28.00; Good $23.00-26.25.
Cows: Utility and Commercial closed at
$14.25-16.50, few head $16.75-17.00; Canner
and Cutter mostly $31.50-14.50.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES The marketward
movement of cattle and calves from range and
pastures was in full swing and receipts at


terminal markets swelled to the largest volume
thus far this season. Receipts included a
liberal number of Choice offerings and many
shipments carried varying percent of Fancy
grade. Yearlings continued to make up a large
percent of supplies but marketing of calves
were noticeably increased. Favorable weather
conditions, abundant supplies of grain feeds
and good late pasture conditions in many areas
all were factors prompting a wide-spread de-
mand. Current slaughter steer and heifer pri-
ces are $3.00-4.00 higher than a year ago and
at levels which encouraged a fairly aggressive
demand for feedlot replacements. Thus, even
though supplies were liberal, trading generally
was fairly active. Calves were strong to 501
higher, other feeder classes somewhat uneven
but mostly steady.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
$22.50-27.00. Not many exceeded $26.50 but
several loads 885-900# included at $27.00 and
a few Choice 800# reached $27.50. Choice and
Fancy 748# $29.65. Few loads mixed Choice and
Fancy 600-650Q $30.00-31.00. Good and Choice
550-750# ranged $24.00-29.50, many Choice 600-
700# included at $28.00-29.00. Medium and
mixed Medium and Good 550-750C $20.00-24.50.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 525-750#
chiefly $22.00-27.00. Not many were a kind to
exceed $26.50 but load Choice 730# included at
$26.50.
Feeder calves: Moderate number Choice and
mixed Choice and Fancy 300-475# steers $34.00-
39.00. Other Choice 300-550# $28.00-33.50.
Good and mixed Good and Choice largely $25.50-
31.00. Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy heif-
er calves $27.00-33.00, load 344# $35.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets The twelve
market supply of hogs estimated at 578,000 head
was the largest for any week of the year and
25 percent larger than the previous weeks run.
Barrows and gilts above 240# were seasonally
increased and the average weight of this class
was expected to average 2-5# heavier at the
eight markets. The liberal supply coupled with
lower dressed prices produced a bearish trade
especially for weights over 240#. For the week,
barrows and gilts in the western Corn Belt area
were steady to 251 lower and at eastern Corn
Belt markets 25-75# lower. Sows were steady to
251 lower, excluding St. Louis and Indianapolis
which were largely 504 lower. Sows comprised
10 percent of the eight-market receipts.
Barrows and gilts: Closing sales U. S.
1-2, 190-240# $16.75-17.50, largely $16.75-
17.25, up to $17.75 Chicago. No. 1-3, 190-260#
closed at $16.50-17.00, largely $16.75-17.00.
Sows: U. S. 1-2, 250-300# closed at
$16.00-16.25. No. 1-3, 270-400# $14.75-15.75,
down to $14.50 at Indianapolis. No. 2-3, 400-








550# $14.50-15.25.
Feeder pigs at St. Paul were steady to 50O
lower with Choice 120-160? selling at $15.50-
16.00. At Sioux City prices were steady with
Good and Choice 130-170# bringing $15.25-16.25.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota receipts
totaled 382,000 compared with 382,000 a week
ago and 369,000 a year ago. U. S. 1-3 200-250#
weights made up the bulk of barrows and gilts
marketed. Sows estimated 8 percent of receipts.
Demand generally good. Prices for barrows and
gilts mostly 25# lower. Sows weak to 355 lower,
mostly 250 lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
200-240#, $16.00-16.50, moderate volume No.
1-2 $16.50-16.75.
Sows: U. S. 1-3 270-400,/, $14.50-15.75,
few No. 1-2 270-300? $15.75-16.15; No. 2-3
400-550'/, $13.00-15.00.
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
130,600 head compared 131,000 last week and
119,600 a year ago. For the week, barrows and
gilts sold steady to 500 lower. Sows closed
steady to 500 lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
190-240# $16.00-16.75. Mostly $16.15-16.65.
Sorted No. 1-2 200-2350 $16.75-17.10, No. 1-3
240-270'/ $15.75-16.00.
Sows: U. S. 1-3 250-3508, $14.75-15.50;
few $15.75-15.85. No. 1-3 350-4501# li.75-
14.75. No. 2-3 450-550/ $12.75-13.75. No.
2-3 550-600C $12.25-13.00.

SHEEP AIND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets totaled 120,000 head, compared with
135,000 last week and 139,000 a year ago. For
the week, slaughter lambs sold steady to $1.00
higher, except 500 lower at Indianapolis.
Slaughter ewes sold mostly steady, but were
50-750 higher at Denver. Feeder lambs were
steady to 500 lower.
Wooled slaughter lambs: Most Choice and
Prime 85-110# $19.25-21.00. At Denver, Choice
and Prime 84-114# $21.10-22.15, mostly Choice
$19.65-21.50, Good and Choice $19.10-19.80.
At other markets, most Choice 75-110# $18.00-
20.00, mixed Good and Choice $17.00-18.50,
Good $15.00-17.00.
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
85-109# No. 1 to fall shorn pelts $19.50-20.50,
bulk Choice No. 3 to fall shorn 82-116# $18.00-
19.50, few Good and Choice $17.00-18.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
shorn $3.50-7.00.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 60-85#,
westerns $17.00-19.00. At Denver and Sioux
City Fancy 60-72,# $19.15-19.70. Good and Choice
native and western lambs $14.00-17.50.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area
sheep and lamb receipts totaled 19,600 head,
compared 18,400 last week and 19,600 a year ago.
Bulk of supply was slaughter lambs with around


25 percent carrying shorn No. 1 and 2 pelts.
Slaughterlambs closed mostly 500 higher for the
week. Slaughter ewes were steady to weak.
Slaughter lambs: Wooled and shorn with
No. 1 and 2 pelts Choice and Prime 85-110#
$18.00-19.00 delivered and few loads with an
over-night stand $19.00-19.50. Four loads
Choice and Prime lambs with an over-night
stand, stipulated weight, and guaranteed yield
$20.00. Good and Choice wooled and shorn No.
1 and 2 pelts $16.50-18.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good shorn $3.00-
5.50, few Cull $2.00-3.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers moderately active, heifers
rather slow, prices mostly steady. Feeder
cattle and calves very limited, few sales
steady. Slaughter lambs also very limited with
few sales in California steady. Note: Unless
otherwise specified, all sales for delivery
within 10 days.
Slaughter steers: Most sales current
through November delivery. California and
Arizona, 11,425 mostly Choice 900-1200# $25.90-
27.00; 3,800 Good and Choice 900-1200# $25.35-
25.90; 3,100 mostly Good 900-1200# $24.25-
25.25; 1,400 Standard and Good 900-1200#
$23.00-24.50.
Slaughter heifers: California-Arizona,
1,400 mostly Choice 775-925.1 $25.00-25.75, 200
Good to mostly Choice 950-1050;/ $24.00-24.50.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, all above sales
net weight f.o.b. feedlot after 4 or 5 percent
shrink.
Feeder cattle: Steers, 240 Choice 375-
450# calves $28.00-30.30; 1,225 mostly Choice
725-1000# $25.15-25.90, fed 60-90 days. 950
Good and Choice 535-720# steers $23.40-26.70.
Heifers: 180 Choice 400-60Q? $22.00-25.00.
Mixed steers and heifers: 180 Choice 400-485#
calves, steers $27.00-28.00, heifers $25.00-
26.00. Note: Unless otherwise stated, all
above sales net weight after none to 3 percent
shrink depending on distance to weighing points.
Slaughter lambs: 3,450 Choice, few Prime
100-106# shorn with fall shorn, No. 1 and 2
pelts $20.00-20.50. Note: Unless otherwise
stated, all sales lambs overnight stand or 4
percent shrink.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Steers and heifers ac-
tive, fully steady. Feeder cattle and calves
under 600# mostly steady, heavier feeders 500
lower. Slaughter lambs sold 50#-$1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 5,580 mostly
Choice 1000-1200# $27.75-28.65; 525 mixed
Good and Choice 975-1150# $27.00-27.50; 150
Good 1075-1125# $23.50-25.50. All slaughter








cattle sales 4 percent shrink and delivered to
packing plants.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 100 Choice
1025# mixed steers and heifers $27.40; 8,500
mostly Choice 850-1000# $26.25-27.25, some
f.o.b. feedlot 4 percent shrink.
Feeder cattle: Nebraska, 2,500 Choice and
Fancy 650-800# steers $25.00-27.50; 300 Fancy
675-750Q $28.00-29.00. Wyoming, 550 Choice
675-725# steers $26.00-26.25; 305 mixed Good
and Choice 650# $24.00-24.25; 1,300 Good and
Choice 575-675# heifers $22.50-26.00. Colorado,
1,200 Good to mostly Choice 585-775# steers
$25.25-26.75.
Calves: Nebraska and Colorado: 2,500
Choice and Fancy 375-475# steers $30.00-37.00;
200 Good and Choice 400-4150# $27.50-29.50;
several loads Choice 375-450# heifers $29.00-
31.50. 200 Good and Choice 400-450# $27.50-
29.50, All sales none to 3 percent shrink, de-
pending on distance to weighing point. All
sales for immediate to November 15th delivery.
Sheep and lambs: Colorado, Choice and
Prime 90-100# wooled slaughter lambs $21.25-
21.75 delivered. Choice and Prime shorn lambs
90-100#, No. 1 and 2 pelts, $19.50-20.00.

MEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers moderately active, steady.
Feeder cattle and calves fairly active, mostly
steady. Slaughter and feeder lambs mostly
steady. Slaughter ewes steady to $1.00 higher
in West Texas, other areas steady to 500 low-
er.
Slaughter cattle: 21 loads Good and
Choice 950-1150# steers $25.50-26.50; bulk
Good 850-1100# $23.75-25.75; several loads
mostly Standard $22.50-25.25. Seven loads
Good and Choice 800-930/ heifers $25.25-26.00;
bulk Good 650-875#! $23.50-24.25.
Feeders: 950 Good and Choice 500-575#
steers $24.75-25.50; 1,830 Good and Choice
600-7',r, $25.00-24.00; 2,240 mostly Good, 375-
450# heifers $25.50-24.50; 2,800 Good to
mostly Choice 565-425# calves, steers $29.00-
31.00, heifers $27.00-29.00; 250 Good to
mostly Choice 550-625# heifers $23.00-23.50.
Sheep: 5,500 Good and Choice 80-95#
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $17.50-
18.00; 1,500 Choice 90# slaughter lambs with
No. 1 pelts previously contracted for delivery
October 19 at $19.00; 600 Good and Choice
yearling wethers with No. 1 pelts $15.50-15.00;
500 mostly Good, few Choice wooled aged wethers
$6.50-8.00; 6,200 Cull to Good, mostly Utility
and Good fall shorn to No. 1 pelts, ewes $5.50-
6.60. 7,800 Good and Choice 65-78# wooled
feeder lambs $15.50-16.00; 1,400 Good and
Choice feeder lambs with No. 2 pelts $14.00-
14.50; 400 mostly Good 55-60# lambs with No.
2-5 pelts $11.00-12.00; 600 Good and Choice
solid mouth stocker ewes with fall shorn pelts
$8.00-8.50. 450 Good and mostly Choice short
solid to weak-mouth stocker ewes $6.00-6.50.


Amarillo Area Trading on steers and heif-
ers slow. Prices fully steady. Feeders slow,
mostly steady.
Slaughter cattle: 100 mostly Good,
Choice end, 11000 steers $26.50; 520 Good to
mostly Choice 900-975# heifers $26.00 to mainly
$26.50; about 350 Good 700-900# including near
150 for next 50 days delivery.
Feeders: Steers, immediate to early No-
vember delivery. 1,500 Good and Choice 650-700#
steers $24.50-25.50. Feeder calves, 700 Choice
450-475# steers $29.00-29.50; 450# heifers
$27.00-27.50.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter cattle
mostly steady, instances 25# lower. Feeder
cattle and calves steady. Slaughter lambs
steady.
Slaughter steers: (f.o.b. feedlots 4 per-
cent shrink unless otherwise stated.) Washing-
ton, 1,550 Good to mostly Choice 1050-1150#
$27.00-27.50, some delivered; 50 Choice 1250-
1500C $26.50; 120 Standard and Good 950-1000#
$24.25-24.75 delivered but weighed at feedlot
4 percent shrink; 55 Standard 1100C $25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, 445 Good
to mostly Choice 850-975S $25.50, some de-
livered 60 miles 2 percent shrink; 125 mostly
Good, few Choice 850-900# $24.75-25.00.
Feeder cattle and calves: Washington, 125
Choice and Fancy 475#, steers $28.50, 100 mile
haul weighed off truck, no shrink. 1,140
Choice 400-480# $26.00-28.50 steers, heifers
$24.50-26.00, none to 2 percent shrink. Around
350 Good and Choice 450-600# heifers $22.50-
25.85, some in Oregon.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon, 3,800 Choice and
Prime wooled 95-105# $19.75-20.00 f.o.b. load-
ing point 4-5 percent shrink; 1,000 Choice and
Prime No. 1-2 pelts 95-100# $20.50 delivered to
California. 650 No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
$19.00-19.50 delivered. Washington, 1,500
Choice and Prime $19.50-20.00 wooled and shorn
$19.50 with No. 1-2 pelts, mostly f.o.b. load-
ing point, some delivered 25# freight.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Trading
slow. Limited sales feeder calves steady. Trad-
ing on feeder lambs slow, few sales steady.
Unless otherwise stated, all sales for imme-
diate delivery f.o.b. ranch or nearby weighing
point with 3 percent shrink on cattle and 4
percent on lambs. Confirmed sales this week
1,000 feeder calves, compared with 975 feeder
cattle and 1,175 feeder calves last week. Con-
firmed sales this week 2,050 feeder lambs com-
pared with 13,050 last week.
Feeder calves: Montana, 400 Choice 575-
400# calves, steers $32.00-52.50, heifers
$50.00, hauled 50-75 miles and weighed with no
shrink; 600 mostly Choice 400-450# calves,
steers $50.00-51.00, heifers $28.00-29.00.
Feeder lambs: Montana and Wyoming, 1,800
Choice 75-85# $18.00-18.50 delivered. Around
250 Good and Choice fleshy 83# $16.00 f.o.b.
shipping point.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
-_ Cattle : Calves 0- -g 1- Sheep and
Market :Oct. 20 Oct. 21 : Oct. 20 Oct. 21 : Oct. 20' Oct. 21 2 Oct. 20
1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 2 1962 : 1961 3 1962
Chicago ....... 534,9'7 38,734 109 431 38,768 37,41 53,120
Denver ........ 11,371 15,099 1,695 1,791 5,328 3, '2 30,511
Fort Worth .... 7,564 10,360 2,301 1,185 1,543 1,435 11,152
Indianapolis .. 7,082 8,530 584 817 35,182 35,769 3,070
Kansas City ... 20,817 26,785 4,165 3,714 23,279 15,695 3,768
Oklahoma City 14,374 14,668 4,945 4,299 4,228 3,426 886
Omaha ........ 4,353 44,635 4,537 3,986 54,019 49,367 12,344
St. Joseph .... 15,401 18,266 1,471 1,045 34,941 29,097 6,276
St. Louis NSI 12,456 15,968 1,596 2,013 62,604 55,428 4,721
Sioux City .... 55,010 37,683 8,416 8,259 38,835 43,799 8,945
Sioux Falls ... 11,396 12,060 282 808 23,043 22,619 12,474
So. St. Paul.. 25,199 25,477 8,163 10,136 56,318 53,750 23,075
Total ....... 242,001 268,315 38,264 38,484 378,088 350,886 120,320
"- Oct. 13, 1962 218,624 29 487 30- 580 1359495
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Oct. 20, 1962 Oct. 13, 1962 Oct. 21, 19
Hogs ...... 382,000 382,000 369,OOC
Sheep ..... 19,600 18,400 19,60C
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 130,600 131,000 119, 60C


lambs
Oct. 21
1961
4,642
40,530
4,968
3,839
6,972
1,174
16,361
5,684
5,178
10,906
12,877
25,922
139,053

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FEEDR CATTLE AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
------------------------- w ------------- E C WiG, D
I Week ended I Month I Three months
SOct.18 'Oct.11 5Oct.19 Sept. Sept. : July-Sept.


1962 '
Steers 1001# up ......... 181
901-1000 ......... 1,365
801-900 .......... 5,871
701-800 .......... 11,166
501-700 ... 19,559
Total steers 10 markets.... 55,942
Av. vt. .... 695Z/
Av. cost* .... $25.75
" Chicago ...... 25.76
" Kansas City... 25.59
" Omaha ........ 26.53
S S. St. Paul... 24.60
Sioux City.... 26.80
H" Denver ....... 25.88
Ft. Worth .... 25.92
H Oklahoma City. 25.71
H" S. St. Joseph. 24.21
St. Louis NST. 25.55
Total calves 10 markets.. 31,601
" heifers .... 6,565
" cows .... 1,556


1962 1 1961 1962 1961 1962 : 1961


284
1,028
3,023
9,586
1_9,_6357
35,558
682#
$25.61
25.67
25.04
26.90
23.61
26.69
25.24
25.51**
24.07
24.45
23.72
25,076
6,756
1,494


356
1,797
5,650
12,024
20 3526
40,133
704,#
$25.44
22.55
25.69
24.52
21.07
23.85
25.99
22.04
22.58
22.15
21.68
31,155
6,972
2,522


1,173
6,753
14,459
27,601
49 098
99,084
710#
$25.42
25.62
25.21
26.43
25.28
26.66
25.80
24.10
23.85
25.91
24.49
61,796
25,829
5,428


1,485
8,857
18,778
28,431
S55282
112,851
713#
$25.05
22.95
22.61
24.06
21.14
25.91
25.57
22.11
22.33
22.75
22.10
55,989
21,106
4,586


3,666
21,089
46,014
72,855
129,554
273,178
714#
$24.61
24.74
24.27
25.66
22.67
26.16
25.57
25.79
23.71
23.75
25.15
168,720
60,695
9,076


4,495
21,434
47,827
65,101
152,093
270,948
713#
$22.65
22.58
22.58
23.54
20.67
25.51
25.24
21.97
21.80
22.37
21.95
158,068
52,745
9,287


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

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
W k nded Chi-Kans S. St. Sioux'S.St.Indian- Den-' Ft. :Okla. Wich-' San
Weekcago hJoseph u o City Paul apolis ver Worth City ita Antonio
--- ---- ----- ---------------------
Feeders
Oct. 19, 1962 5 62 25 15 11 40 15 15 40 75 80 70 75
Oct. 12, 1962 6 52 50 15 14 44 15 10 50 65 84 65 70
Oct. 20, 1961 5 58 24 18 20 54 20 12 50 70 80 62 55

Slaughter cows
Oct. 19, 1962 4 9 6 7 20 5 20 16 20 15 10 17 10
Oct. 12, 1962 4 15 8 10 23 5 20 15 25 15 9 21 12
Oct. 20, 1961 5 7 7 7 14 4 15 10 15 20 11 15 15
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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/_____

SPercent of total I Average weight Average price in
Numr of hd by grades : (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ------- ----
: Week ended
: OOct. 18- Oct. "_:'0-ct T.' :-OctC :-0ict 8 : Oct. 1 : Oct. 18 : Oct. 19
:--- --1.9682 1961 : 1962_ : 1961 1962 : 1 961_ : 1962 J96


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

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

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

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


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


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


2,152
16,286
4,721
346

245
23,750

175
9,794
7,993
540
173
18 675

72
7,833
4,584
432
14
12,735


1,007
2,541
245

21
5,619

-y ..


1,101
2,679
345

99
4,222


CHICAGO
5,707 9.1 13.1
19,022 68.6 67.1
5,050 19.9 17.8
504 1.4 1.8
2 .0
68 1.0 .2
28,555
OMAHA
401 .9 2.2
10,280 52.5 57.5
6,525 42.8 56.4
673 2.9 5.8
31 .9 .1
17,890

S625 .6 4.4
7,945 61.5 56.5
4,992 54.4 35.5
480 5.4 3.4
81 .1 .6
14,123

47 .I .9
2,043 27.8 37.9
2,396 64.7 44.4
635 6.8 11.8

273 .6 5.0
5,594
ST. LoI s 1bU


1,354
3,197
492

42
5,085


41
3,120 3,971
4,264 2,575
365 751

7,747 7,518
-*-----------


26.1
63.5
8.1

2.3


40.3
55.0
4.7


26.6
62.9
9.7

.8


.6
54.2
55.2
10.0


1,228 1,255 51.55 25.46
1,129 1,176 29.54 24.69
1,043 1,098 27.69 23.74
1,005 1,048 24.88 21.76
1,502 21.00
1,052 1,008 25.11 19.92
1,118 1,170 29.27 24.58


1,246 1,170 29.75 24.88
1,088 1,159 28.03 23.92
1,039 1,060 26.40 22.90
1,066 1,064 23.30 20.79
1,010 1,005 22.05 19.47
1,067 1,108 27.18 25.47
,-, ,,--,,,,,,,,,,,


1,178
1,100
1,046
1,011
948
1,079

912
1,082
1,029
1,086

842
1,046


1,248 29.84 24.42


1,152 28.10
1,082 26.78
1,065 23.76
992 21.63
1,128 27.52

1,206 29.78
1,115 28.42
1,066 26.96
1,071 23.54

1,013 20.61
1,084 27.10


25.77
25.04
21.54
19.86
23.45

24.87
24.27
25.36
21.57

19.88
25.56


1,041, 0,085 28.70 24.62
991 1,013 26.89 23.54
938 966 24.15 21.72

962 895 21.38 19.12
1,000 1,026 27.05 25.64


1,256 25.00
1,085 1,109 28.46 24.07
1,042 1,068 26.65 25.17
1,065 1,064 22.79 21.32

1,060 1,091 27.21 25.50


Prime.... -
Choice......... 941 1,155 76.7 75.8 1,079 1,115 27.95 25.94
Good........... 275 302 22.5 20.2 1,078 1,070 26.20 22.95
Standard....... 12 60 1.0 4.0 995 1,109 22.52 19.74
Utility ........ -
All grades..... 1,226 1,497 1,078 1,106 27.51 23.57
I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


---- ------ -- -ST.ic3!rs'^


- -~N-~TER~ -
------







WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
t Cattle Calves : Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area 0: ~CtO.20-Tct .l2Oct.2O .ct2l T .Oct. Oct. T2 Ot. TOYOct"2l-
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 1962 1961


Boston, New York City Area ....
Baltimore, Philadelphia .......
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls .
Chicago Area ..................
St. Paul- Wise. Areas .........
St. Louis Area ................
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ....
Omaha Area ....................
Kansas City ...................
Iowa So. Minnesota ..........
Lou'l, EvanMl.Nashl. Mph's ...
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ...
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City.
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio.
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City .
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas ..
Portland, Seattle, Spokane ....


12,124
9,062
20,559
14,946
27,365
10,638
52,400
41,104
15,752
54,438
7,289
10,868
19,766
10,846
26,444
50,622
8,755


Total ...................... 330,958


15,910 10,770
9,961 1,880
20,910 3,415
16,862 6,262
50,799 17,985
11,435 1,652
33,535 --
42,026 177
15,218 --
36,563 9,557
8,422 3,658
11,535 5,793
20,898 1,175
12,962 3,219
23,779 73
15,799 1,906
9,103 260
65,760


12,000 37,549 49,114
2,095 33,853 56,857
1,391 147,267 118,553
9,996 55,924 45,418
22,271 127,459 125,154
1,885 82,590 82,546
-- 121,958 116,259
174 102,299 101,368
-- 43,856 38,107
9,565 324,297 338,175
4,297 57,875 55,406
5,180 25,871 25,577
896 52,495 54,611
4,894 17,063 19,760
202 18,161 15,416
574 50,229 9,336
248 19,353 19,528
1,296,077


37,037 39,289
4,702 4,525
15,725 6,465
15,044 6,131
20,994 23,003
5,543 6,046
12,795 13,503
19,999 17,357

54,814 59,618


8,058 11,123
38,158 55,503
53,263 53,322
31,071 52,799
6,413 7,976
503,614


3551,717 75,668 1,248,745 296,458
Accumulation to date ..... 13,358,427 2,486,211 45,749,469 10,954,663
13,185,273 2,600,005 44,561,604 11,339,803



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
------------- _- T--__ Park- 7 ~ LnSa -- ~-T -
Beef _. Ve_ Lex. larec. rd). and mutton Total Total
Week ended Num- t Num- r Nun- : Nun- : meat lard
S : Prod. I reProd. Pred. Prod. pod od
Sober : r ber 1 bar :r ber t ber : Prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.1b.mi.l1b. mi.l1b.


Oct. 20, 1962 ........
Oct. 13, 1962 ........
Sept.29, 1962 I/......
Oct. 21, 1961 T/......


252.4
226.8

247.3


11.7
11.7

13.0


1,490 211.0
1,390 197.7
1,320 --
1,422 194.4


15.2
14.8

14.3


470. --
451.0 --
-- 37.8
469.0 45.2


Percentage change from:
Oct. 15, 1962 ........ 2 2 0 0 7 7 5 3 4
Oct. 21a 1961 ........ -1 -6 -6 -10 5 9 5 6 0 --
Avergg ------------eg-- t b---ard

Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs and _lbs_ yield
2 L : Le": :0d per
Live Dressed. Live .Dressed. Live .Dressed. Live .Dressed 100 lb.


Oct. 20, 1962 ........
Oct. 13, 1962 ........
Sept.29, 1962 ........
Oct. 21, 1961 ........


1000
1000
995
1028


12.9


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.







CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
--- --- ---.-- ------------------ ------_____-- __ j- -
: : : : : North
Chicago :Kansas 3ity Omaha Denver : Portland

Classification Oct.. Oct. Oct.; Oct. Oct. Oct. Oc t. Oct. ct. ct.
20 21 20 21 20 21 20 21 20 21
1962 : 1961 1962. 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
Steers -


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


Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


30.62
31.50
29.22
30.10
27.58
25.12


700-900# 27.32
600-800 --
23.25


15.72
15.30
14.00
12.75


25.38
25.58
24.72
24.88
23.40
21.50


25.50

20.25


16.25
15.10
14.38
15.05


28.72
29.08
26.55
23.02


27.08
24.88
21.25


16.22
15.22
15.75
12.12


24.85
24.50
23.62
21.50


23.88
22.62
20.50


16.50
15.75
14.72
13.45


29.65
30.55
28.35
28.72
25.98
23.62


26.62
24.22
22.25


16.50
15.35
13.98
12.88


25.00
25.00
24.05
24.12
22.75
21.25


25.12
21.75
20.00


16.10
15.15
135.90
12.95


m--
--
28.00
28.00
25.12



26.50


m--


15.58
14.50
13.00


25.98
23.85
21.98
19.50


23.35

18.45



15.55
14.10
12.98


27.38

25.50
21.50


25.75
25.75
19.50


16.00
15.00
12.50
10.75


24.75

23.25
20.50


23.62
22.00
19.00


15.50
14.62
12.38
10.62


Bulls Yrigs. 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 300-550#
Choice "
Good 300-500#
Heifer 300-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


18.45 17.00 17.00 16.88 16.75 17.25
18.45 18.05 17.25 17.12 16.75 17.58


23.60
21.80
19.10


25.00
25.50
20.50


21.95
20.45
18.55


24.50
22.00
19.00


18.50 19.00


18.50 18.75


-- 21.00
- 19.00


25.00
23.25
21.00


24.00
22.25
19.75


27.50
26.75
23.88


26.50
24.25
21.00


Feeder cattle and calves


25.75


26.12
24.25


29.25
27.88
25.25


25.50
25.75


,50.25
28.38
25.25


- 25.25 23.25 26.00
-- 23.50 20.50* 25.50


- 52.25
50.38)
27.25)

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26.25)
S 25.25)


-- 34.50
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88 27.25)

30.75
27.75)
25.00 24.75)


25.75
25.50


29.70
28.10
24.70


24.25 25.55
20.50* 22.45


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28.25



26.50


32.20
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24.70)


25.50
21.50


25.50
20.00*




28.65



26.70


24.00
22.00


23.50
22.25


20.50 18.00*



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HOGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
-_------.-----^--- 'Zg^ ----^. ^ ^- -. ^ ^-
i : "ST.T s t : : : Eight
S : Louis : Kansas: : Sioux :S. St. : S. St.'Indian-' mkts.
Week ended :Chicago: Nat'l.: City Omaha : City oseph Paul apolis com-
S : Stock : : bined
: : Yards : : : : :
-- - - - -
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Oct. 20, 1962 16.92 16.69 16.56 16.74 16.66 16.59 16.50 17.04 16.70
and Oct. 13, 1962 17.42 17.29 17.05 17.21 17.07 17.06 16.95 17.57 17.19
gilts Oct. 21, 1961 16.86 16.69 16.16 16.56 16.25 16.25 16.20 16.95 16.48
Oct. 20, 1962 14.63 14.77 14.87 14.65 14.90 15.00 14.67 14.81 14.76
Sows Oct. 13, 1962 15.15 14.97 15.25 15.57 15.41 14.07 15.02 15.29 15.07
Oct. 21, 1961 14.64 14.78 15.18 15.14 15.12 15.10 14.74 14.84 14.92
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Oct. 20, 1962 228 227 237 234 254 232 229 228 231
and Oct. 13, 1962 224 225 236 251 254 256 227 227 229
gilts Oct. 21, 1961 221 220 227 227 226 226 225 221 224
Oct. 20, 1962 42G 409 420 428 418 393 408 447 418
Sows Oct. 13, 1962 425 407 409 420 416 437 404 441 419
Oct. 21, 1961 423 414 408 416 410 384 402 429 412
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Oct. 20, 1962 30886 55190 20792 46868 33405 30723 45139 29701 292704
and Oct. 15, 1962 20235 39698 17550 34955 30065 26348 54983 22845 226455
gilts Oct. 21, 1961 31531 50768 13828 40070 38154 25248 38820 29561 267780
Oct. 20, 1962 2869 4666 1525 5309 4162 2939 6192 3083 30745
Sows Oct. 15, 1962 5155 3196 1404 4512 3329 2818 5558 2527 26277
Oct. 21, 1961 3044 3550 1289 5442 3752 2325 5578 4017 28957
SOWS Percentage of total
Oct. 20, 1962 8 8 7 10 11 9 12 9 10
Oct. 13, 1962 15 8 7 11 10 10 15 10 10
Oct. 21, 1961 9 6 9 12 9 8 12 12 10
1/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products / Hog prices 2/ Gross spread
-or margin 3/
Oct. 20, 1962 ............. $18.60 $17.18 $1.42
Oct. 13, 1962 ............ 18.58 17.62 .96
Oct. 21, 1961 ............. 18.27 16.94 1.33
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
ho- 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.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
: Barrows and : Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts 1/ : No.5 yeTlow t price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts
Oct. 20, 1962.......... 16.92 109.9 15.4
Oct. 15, 1962.......... 17.42 110.4 15.8
Oct. 21, 1961........... 16.86 111.3 15.1

1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







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


Classification Chicago: Omaha Kansas Fort Denver: Ogden North
*City Worth Portland
C it *


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-ll0#
Prime Oct. 20, 1962 19.95 -- 19.50
Oct. 21, 1961 18.10 17.22 16.95 --
Choice Oct. 20, 1962 18.45 19.12 18.75 17.50
Oct. 21, 1961 17.22 16.30 16.20 16.00

Good Oct. 20, 1962 16.70 17.95 17.00 17.00
Oct. 21, 1961 15.65 14.92 15.28 15.00
-------------------------


21.65
17.55
20.55
16.62

18.99
15.50


19.75
16.78
18.75
16.08

17.62
14.78


19.81
16.62
19.56
16.58


15.00


EWES: (Shorn) 90-150#
Good Oct. 20, 1962
Good & Ch. Oct. 21, 1961


Utility
Cull & Util.

Cull


4.50 5.50
4.25 3.88
Oct. 20 196 4.8 5.95 -


Oct. 20, 1962 4.88 5.95
Oct. 21, 1961 4.00 3.62

Oct. 20, 1962 4.00 4.65


4.50 6.25 6.52 5.50* 3.88


3.32
5.25
2.65

4.25


5.75
5.50
4.75

4.75


4.42
5.99


4.60
4.75*


3.38 5.52

4.80 3.50*


FEEDER LAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80#
Fancy Oct. 20, 1962
Choice Oct. 20, 1962
Good & Ch. Oct. 21, 1961

Good Oct. 20, 1962


-- 18.50
-- 16.75
-- 14.08

-- 14.62


-- 14.75
-- 11.50
-- 12.00


19.20
18.20
15.56
16.35


18.50 16.31
17.62 15.50
14.05 15.25
16.00 --


*Wooled basis.


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


Region : Cattle Calves : Hogs .Sheep & Lambs
: 1962 : 1961 :1962 : 1961 :1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961

N. Atlantic States ......... 124 116 160 142 417 492 151 165
S. Atlantic States ......... 55 52 45 47 270 281 1/ 1/
N. C. States Eastern ..... 247 263 100 118 1,203 1,101 104 77
N. C. States N. Western .. 555 588 39 47 1,751 2,089 301 362
N. C. States S. Western .. 146 163 9 11 415 489 53 63
S. Central States .......... 185 196 53 64 409 492 177 161
Mountain States ............ 1355 126 2 2 87 88 299 290
Pacific States ............. 212 209 17 23 185 208 186 169


4.50*
4.12
3.75*

3.25


Total ................... 1,654 1,712 424


456 4,737 5,240 1,272 1,286


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): Sept. 1962,
horses 4,698; goats 37,526; Sept. 1961, horses 5,288, goats 19,630.
1/ Not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold 50O
lower at New York but steady to $1.50 higher at
other Eastern markets with Philadelphia mostly
$1.00-1.50 up. Cow beef was steady to mostly
500 lower; veal steady to $1.00 lower, except
at Philadelphia steady to $2.00 higher, while
calf closed fully $1.00 lower at New York; lamb
weak to mostly $1.00 lower at Philadelphia,
otherwise steady to $1.00 higher; pork loins and
Boston butts steady to $2.00 lower; spareribs
mostly steady to $2.00 lower; fresh skinned hams
$1.00-2.00 higher.
Prices were weak to $1.00 lower for kosher
dressed steer forequarters and the trend was
$1.00-2.00 lower for lamb. Quotations were
unchanged for kosher veal and calf foresaddles
but prices were weak for bulk offerings.
Supplies of all classes were normal with
lamb slightly above normal at Washington. Turn-
over of beef was uneven at Eastern markets, but
in general ribs showed marked improvement while
carcass sales lagged. Rounds and chucks moved
best at New York. Washington had brisk movement
of rounds and ribs, while early demand at Phila-
delphia was predominantly rounds and chucks, but
turned to loins and ribs at the close. Loins
were troublesome in most areas. Veal and calf
trade was rather dull and upturn confined to
some Good grade at Philadelphia. Lamb was moder-
ately active with bulk marketed as cuts. Fresh
pork trading was moderately active, but closed
active at Baltimore and Washington. Clearance
of beef was incomplete at Washington, while at
New York there was a small carryover of beef
hinds and calf hindsaddles.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef along with
veal sold steady for the week, lamb was $1.00
higher, pork loins 8-16# $2.00-2.50 lower, Boston
butts 4-8# and spareribs 3# down steady to 500
lower.
Mostly moderate supplies of all classes of
fresh meat adequate for trade requirements.
Steer and heifer beef and lamb continued to run
mainly to lighter weight carcasses, beef grading
largely Good and Choice.
Carcass beef trade was only moderately
active. The previous week's slow loin trade
continued into the current period. However,
other primal cuts were in good demand, particu-
larly rounds and ribs, except chucks less active
at the close. A slow opening veal trade improved
to moderately active. A moderate demand and
higher replacement costs influenced advances in
lamb prices for the first time in better than a
month. Lamb legs, stews and shoulders cleared


well but ribs and loins were draggy. Fresh
pork cuts were slow throughout.

PACIFIC COAST Choice steer beef prices
were uneven. Sales were generally steady to
500 lower in California aside from volume
movement of carcasses under 650G/ steady to 500
higher in Los Angeles. Price trends were
steady to 500 higher in the Pacific Northwest,
the advance on carcasses under 700#. Standard
and Good steer beef sold steady. Heifer beef
was steady in Los Angeles, weak to instances
$1.00 lower in San Francisco and steady to 50O
higher in the Pacific Northwest. Cow beef
held steady except in the Los Angeles area
firm to $1.00 higher. Calf and veal sold
steady. Lamb mostly steady in California and
steady to $1.00 higher in the Portland-Seattle
area. Pork sold steady to $2.00 lower except
smoked skinned hams firm to $1.00 higher in
Los Angeles, both smoked and fresh hams firm
to $2.00 higher in the Northwest.
Supply of most meats was normal and
plentiful for a fair demand, cow beef an
exception in Los Angeles, rather short, and
mutton in very limited supply over the entire
area. In Choice steer beef cuts, chucks and
rounds were fairly active while loins and
ribs continued draggy under price pressure.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Trading was rather dull the
fore part of the week on steer and heifer
beef and prices declined slightly. However,
at New York and Philadelphia demand became
fairly broad late. Steer and heifer beef
closed steady to 500 lower with midwest and
western markets showing the most decline.
Cow beef supplies were below normal, demand
was rather broad and closing prices were
steady to $1.25 higher on the limited offer-
ings. Clearance was complete on all classes.
Demand was broad for slightly below
normal supplies of carcass lamb, trading was
brisk, and prices were sharply higher. Lamb
prices closed 500-$2.00 higher, mostly $1.00-
2.00 up. Clearance was good.
Sharp increases of pork supplies over
the previous week had a depressing price
effect on some pork products, however, fresh
hams and pork carcasses advanced. Pork loins
declined $1.00-1.75. Pork butts finished the
week 500-$1.25 lower. Fresh hams closed 500-
$2.00 higher and pork sides at New York ad-
vanced $1.00. Clearance was generally com-
plete on all classes.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds

New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : *:
: Oct. 20: ct. 2: Oct. 20: Oct. 21: Oct. 20:Oct. 21 : Oct. 20; Oct. 21
: 1962 : 1961 :1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1 1961
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 51.30 42.70 -- -- -- -
Choice 600-700 48.05 42.20 46.75 40.50 44.25 40.50 44.12 41.0(


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


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


49.30
45.55
46.05


60.00
50.00
47.50


41.70
40.70
41.20


58.00
49.50
44.50


44.70 40.05
44.70 40.05

49.70 49.80
38.10 37.85
40.50 41.30

45.75 45.50
47.75 47,00

49.50 56.00

55.50 52.50
14.88 14.00


47.00
44.50
45.00

45.50
45.50
44.00

53.50
50.00
45.50


40.00
59.00
59.00

39.25
59.25
37.50

56.75
51.25
46.75


43.00
43.50
42.50

43.50
43.12
42.00


39.50
59.50
58.50

39.25
39.00
37.75


42.50
42.00
41.25

42.75
42.50


39,25
40.00
59.12

41.19
40.19


55.50 51.50


43.50 39.94 43.00 58.00 43.00 40.00
43.50 39.94 43.00 38.00 43.00 40.00


.44.69
34.88
37.25


46.00
33.75
36.50


-- 47.25
52.00 51.50


51.75
43.25
44.75


51.30
41.00
45.50


48.88
39.44
41.00


51.94
40.75
47.88


52.50 47.00 46.50 48.50


50.50 55.00 54.00 56.00 50.50 56.50

35.00 54.75 55.00 55.00 33.75 35.00
15.25 14.25 17.00 17.75 16.00 17.50


BULK PRICES CABHLT BASIS WEEK ENDED OCTOBER 19, 1962
-~- Pie :F. P~i0e.- -- a- r :Tces r d ,Iverecr- -
Classification :E- _ci^ NeZvr" t- as "-aew- i T Echl--E a
ter ----- -


Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


Cow beef All weight
Utility
Canner and Cutter


Lamb -
Prime


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


Its -


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


45.00
45.50
45.50
42.50-45.00
43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00

43.50
43.50-43.75
42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50

29.00-29.50
28.25-28.50

41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50


45.50-44.00
44.00-44.50
44.50




42.00-42.75
42.00-42.75
41.50
41.50

29.00-29.50


38.00-40.00
38.00-40.00
38.00-40.00
58.00-40.00
58.00-40.00
38.00-40.00


44.50
45.00
45.00

43.00-43.50
42.00-43.00

42.75
42.75-43.00
41.75
41.75

28.00-28.75
27.50-27.75




40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50


46.50-47.00
47.50
47.50
43.50-46.00
43.50-46.00
43.50-46.00


46.50-47.00
47.00-47.50
47.50-48.00

44.00-45.50
44.50-46.00


-45.00-46.00
-45.50-46.50



-29.00-31.00
-28.00-29.00


42.00-43.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-45.50


42.00-45.00
42.00-45.00
41.00-41.50
42.00-43.00
42.00-43.00
41.00-41.50


-44.00-44.50


]


42.25


43.00






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Greasy domestic combing wools in the Boston Australia
market continued in very short supply and sales Oil-combed
were negligible, quotations held firm. Woolen $1.1 422 $1.05
wools and noils were slow to move at steady 78 1.15 425 .99
prices. Sales to be held in western States as 7 44 -
follows: Casper, Wyoming October 19, Minne- 78A- 1.07 424 .94
apolis, Minnesota October 25 and Portland,Oregon 79 1.07 425 .88
October 27. Occasional small sales of fall wools New Zealand
were moved in Texas, while turnover in the fleece Oil-combed
wool States was insignificant.
Midweek cables from Australia showed the 65 $.94 100 $.78
market very strong, with Japan, United States, 72 .92 107 .75
Great Britain and France active. The South 79 .91 114 .72
African market was firm with a limited supply 86 .87 121 .72
of long combing wools while offerings of short 95 .83 128 .72
and average length wools were adequate. France 854 .81
and the United States were the principal buyers. Carpet Wools Trading of spot carpet
In New Zealand there was good general competition wools was generally dull. A scoured Buenos
with all sections operating, except Eastern Aires November wool sold around 70-710. Greasy
Europe. The South American markets were very Buenos Aires November second clip carpet wools
dull with occasional sales of scoured Montevideo were offered at 66--67#, March wools at 65-64#,
lambs wool to this country. lambs wool at 653 and fleeces around 71-72#.
Fleece Wools There was a continued good New Zealand carpet fleeces around 753, early
demand for medium fleece wools but offerings shorn wool 700 and type 702/5 crutchings at 62#.
were restricted. Pale yellow Montgomery Pakistan wool at 65#,
Territory Wools Approximately one million medium gray Iceland wool at 650 and medium to
pounds of bulk fine original bag territory wool dark gray at 624, all above clean wool fibers
were offered at sealed bid sale at Casper present for shipment. Approximately 5,690
Wyoming October 19. bales including 560 bales of Afghanistan carpet
Texas Wools Approximately a carload of wools will be auctioned at Liverpool on October
fall wool sold in Texas at grease prices of 24.
41-453 for ewes and 46#2 for fall lambs wools Woolen Wools Sales follow:
and estimated at 980 clean basis, delivered East. Scoured Pulled Domestic Scoured Shorn Foreign
Mohair A small weight of adult mohair 60/58s l1-2" wh.$1.10- Monte 56/60s lambs 925
sold in Texas at 66 and $1.06 for kid hair 1.12 Aust. bulk 64s locks,
while straight kid brought from $1.55-1.40 to white for ship. 840
the warehouse. Wool Tops There was a little business
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign wools with a light demand for mostly fine tops. Top-
continued dull. Greasy Australian combing 60s makers were sold out of domestic medium grades
sold for shipment around $1.26 clean basis, and practically all offers of domestic tops were
American yield, duty paid. Cabled reports at withdrawn. Quotes follow:
week's end follow with combing wools converted Wap Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short wools $1.95 $1.95 Nominal
to scouring yields, in bond. 64s 1.82 1.80 "


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields


$1.18
1.17
1.15


$1.07
1.05
1.00


47 1.15 52 .96
48 1.11 55 .93
52 1.11 58 .88
55 1.09
Montevideo Super Skirted Wools
60/64s $1.01-1.02
60/58s .94- .95
56/50s .90- .91
60's .96- .97
58/56s .95- .94


62s 1.77 1.75 "
60s 1.67 1.65 "
58/60s 1.62 1.60 "
Oil-combed Territory Fleece
5860s 1.6o0 .S5 --
5sy 1.55 N $1.50 Nominal
50/ 56s- 1.49 1.50 N 1.48

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Oct. 18,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
October wool tops $1.676B
December wool tops 1.661B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
October wool $1.285B
December wool 1.252B
64s grade 2" average stretched length








MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
August 1962


Country of origin


Argentina ............
Australia ..............
Brazil .................
Canada .................
Denmark ................

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

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

Total August 1962 ...
August 1961 ***

Refused or condemned:
August 1962 ...
August 1961 ***
== == ==-=-=-=-=-=-----
*


Country of origin
Beef
----.-------'*-----I:
Pounds
Argentina ......... 5,192,425
Australia ......... 256,200
Brazil ............ 1,218,751
Canada ............ 240
Denmark ...... .. 14,000


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

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

Total August 1962
August 1961


6,930
--


S Fresh meats and edibleoffal_
Beef and Lamb and Pork
Veal Mutton

Pounds Pounds Pounds


31,165,162

1,603,065




5,603,622
2,461,371
25,444,903


3,152,036

82,602

--


14,683

933,339


--4 --
4,248,058 86

70,526,179 4,182,746
52,245,017 5,465,027


172,364
171,562
= == = =


Canned meats


35,308
202,790
= = = m = =


SMiscel-
Pork : laneous

Pounds Pounds

8,1

226,601 5,6
4,482,722 590,5


55,249
5,348,508


00

97
88


: Beef : Pork

Pounds Pounds


2,481,605






6,490


24,650
8,813






44,880


26,008 7,000

2,514,105 85,343
2,254,147 150,534


500,033


9,259

9,062


--
10,659

529,015
578,189


1,996 -- -
-- 5,004 2,227
- =-=-====-=-= = = = =


Cooked : Sausage
beef (Trichina
Treated)

Pounds Pounds
221,750

151,400
-- 15,15
157.88


1,091
171,567
--


SGeneral
miscel-
Slaneous

Pounds
852,1


6 170,1
3


52,460
2,827
--


1,016,043 -- --
6,175 2,457,082 963,654 ---
1,959,895 -- 2,756
1,044 584,303 95,934 54,560

9,651,701 11,154,265 1,854,611 375,150 243,442
8,236,524 6,708,909 819,905 987,100 171,445


S Total


Pounds
.02 6,246,277
- 34,581,498
- 1,394,801
.33 5,089,943
- 5,245,195

S 98,059
-- ,529,632
- 5,627,367
-- 2,461,371
-- 26,429,612


-- 1,016,045
-- 3,426,889
51,560 1,974,011
1,260 5,008,712

1,054,855 102,129,408
381,674 77,796,469


Refused or condemned:
August 1962 9,997 57,722 2,779 250 -- 7,807 288,223
August 1961 30,117 52,087 18,945 -- 9,150 -- 471,862
Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse meat (in pounds) for August 1962 were as follows:
Argentina 504,156, Canada 144,765, Mexico 642,084. August 1961 Mexico 57,900.


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MEAT AND'MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION

SWeek ended -


Product


Placed in cure -
Beef . .
Pork 1/ . .
Other / .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef .
Pork .


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


: Sept.
: 8
S1962
1,O00Q#

2,725
50,643
30

859
41,793


806
4,061
78

4,231
2,525
12,495
12,824

3,906
11,552
8
19,936
6,542
5,528
5,021
26,589
18,055
1,015
7,277

1,192
490
13,100
2,496

26,958


Sept.
15
1962

1,o 000#

3,731
65,459
56

957
51,299


969
5,595
85

5,505
2,674
15,475
14,885

4,582
14,255
55
23,191
7,706
6,260
6,506
30,174
23,420
1,251
8,111

1,496
692
15,754
2,921

34,757


Sept.
22
1962

1, 000#

5,590
59,625
50

896
50,197


948
4,891
81

5,115
2,770
13,015
14,210

4,189
15,467
35
22,175
7,681
7,059
6,515
33,988
23,158
753
7,814

1,709
811
16,345
3,573


59,991


Total l/ 282,515 545,572 544,449
- ------------------------------------------------
I/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of th
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having
to more than one distinctprocessing treatment, such as curing:
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Div. Agricultural Research Service.


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Sept.
29
1962

1, o00#

4,105
60,857
15

1,060
46,577


974
5,055
101

5,560
2,819
12,655
15,959

4,226
15,214
39
20,244
7,724
6,299
7,155
56,129
23,877
1,164
7,574

1,655
822
17,284
1,833

43,267

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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS

Commodity Aug. Aug.
Commodity 1962 : 1961

EXPORTS (Domestic) Pounds Pounds
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ..................... 871,348 963,456
Pickled or cured (except canned) ......................... 1,404,292 1,291,692
Pork -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) .......................... 3,189,746 2,888,357
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked ....................... 293,695 427,939
Bacon .................................................. 557,330 441,113
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured ................ 1,295,005 1,277,139
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. (exc. canned) .......... 155,436 111,156
Other meat and meat products (except canned) .............. 75,192 34,049
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen ...................... 4,209,541 5,099,350
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen ............................ 2,451,323 2,984,162
Other variety meats, (edible offal) ex. cnd ............... 2,925,931 2,849,386
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c ...................... 193,009 418;194
Canned meats -
Beef and veal .............................................. 150,211 114,389
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. ........................ 85,382 48,640
Hams and shoulders ......................................... 33,204 42,928
Other pork canned ...................................... 42,981 65,492
Other meat and meat products ............................... 90,763 94,851
Lamb and mutton (except canned) .............................. 35,810 115,371
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) .......................... 34,511,909 22,110,282
Shortenings, chief wt. animal fat (excl. lard) ............... 171,042 255,815
Tallow, edible .......................................... ..... 210,502 322,357
Tallow, inedible ............................................. 122,446,361 127,846,835
Inedible animal oils, n. e. c. ............................... 771,126 566,590
Inedible animal greases and fats, n. e. c. ................ 15,126,451 21,295,254

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK

S Aug. Aug.
---------- 192._ .... L961_
Cattle (for breeding) Number Number
Dairy ................... 42 552
Ex. dairy ................. 454 317
Other (ex. for breeding). 145 258
Hogs ....................... 119 311
Sheep ...................... 106 507

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for Entry into the United States
Aug. 1962 with comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Division

Month and period Canada --- Mexico
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Head Head Head Head
Aug. .......o.............. .......... 21,978 59,886 16,547 11,061
Jan.-Aug. .......................... 175,996 180,655 415,254 297,462

Note: During Jan.-Aug. this year 2,865 sheep and 2,565 hogs were received from Canada
compared with 1,031 sheep and 12,895 hogs a year ago.





CATTLE AND CALVES ON FEED OCTOBER 1, 1962 Co
SUMMARY

On October 1 there were 6,133,000 head of cattle and calves on feed in the 28
major feeding States, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This was 8 percent more
than the 5,673,000 head on feed in these States October 1, 1961, up slightly from the
6,105,000 head on feed July 1. The number of cattle weighing less than 900 pounds
more than offset decreases in heavier weight groups and accounted for all of the in-
crease over a year earlier.
In the 26 feeding States there were 6,059,000 head on feed, compared with
5,597,000 on October 1 last year. The small July-September gain is in contrast to
declines of 9 in 1960 and 4 percent in 1961.
A breakdown of the October 1 number on feed in the 28 States by weight groups
shows sharp increases over a year earlier in cattle weighing less than 900 pounds,
while those above 900 pounds showed decreases. The number weighing under 500 pounds
totaled 559,000 head, up 36 percent from a year earlier; the 500-699 pound group
totaled 1,270,000 head, up 18 percent; and the 700-899 pound group of 2,304,000
head was up 13 percent. The number on feed weighing 900-1,099 pounds totaled
1,738,000 head, a decrease of 4 percent from last year. Cattle weighing 1,100 pounds
and over, at 282,000 head, were down 21 percent from a year earlier.
The number of steers and steer calves in the 28 States, 4,328,000 head, exceeded
the 4,015,000 head on October 1 last year by 8 percent. Heifer and heifer calves
totaled 1,777,000 head, an increase of 9 percent over a year earlier. Cows and
others on feed at 28,000 head, were down 15 percent from the same date last year.
The number on feed less than 3 months totaled 3,507,000 head in the 28 States,
up 11 percent from a year earlier. The 5-6 month group at 1,401,000 head and the
6-month and over group at 1,225,000 head were up 6 and 3 percent respectively.
Indications are that cattle feeders in 28 States intend to market 3,346,000 head
of the October 1 number on feed during October, November, and December. If inten-
tions are carried out, marketing from the October 1 inventory during the fourth
quarter will be 2 percent greater than the comparable period last year. A breakdown
by months of anticipated marketing during the fourth quarter shows 34 percent to
be marketed in October, 31 percent in November, and 55 percent in December. Expected
marketing as published are based upon the usual relationship between survey data and
actual marketing.


Cattle and calves: Inventories, placements and marketing,
July 1 to October 1

I2em 26 States : 28 States 2/
: 1961 1962 1962
:Number : Number: % of 1961 : Number
1,000 1,000 1,000
head Head Percent head
Cattle and calves on feed, July 1... 5,822 6,040 104 6,103
Cattle and calves placed on feed,
July 1-September 30 1/............ 3,259 3,588 111 3,634
Total fed cattle markeTed July 1 -
September 30 1/.................. 3,464 3,569 103 5,604
Cattle and calves on feed,
October 1 ........................ 5,597 6,059 108 6,155

1/ Includes cattle placed on feed after beginning of quarter and marketed before end
'f quarter. 2/ 26 States plus Georgia and Alabama.






824
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.
OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Form AMS-10/23/62
Permit 1001.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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POSTA 3 1262 08506 9747
U. S. Department of Agriculture


University of Florida
Documents Librarian
11-4-59 The University Libraries
LS-CLS Gainesville, Fla.


Cattle and calves on feed by quarters,
October 1, 1961, July 1 and October 1, 1962 with comparisons 1/
: Oct. 1, 1962


July 1, 1962

1,000 head
50
120
120
465
95
75
355
1,427
180
85
246
511
202
3,877
48
15
46
216
32
.75
21
359
54
250
33
5
94
40
888
1,851
6,040
6,103


Oct. 1, 1962

1,000 head
46
124
151
437
87
75
318
1,181
170
60
198
589
264
5,654
52
22
58
325
27
95
19
559
55
266
57
8
122
59
949
1,996
6,059
6,155


State Oct. 1, 1961

: 1,000 head
Pennsylvania ............: s50
Ohio .....................: 103
Indiana .................: 121
Illinois ................: 420
Michigan .................: 67
Wisconsin ...............: 79
Minnesota ................. 297
Iowa,.. .................. 1,195
Missouri ............... .. 172
North Dakota .............: 70
South Dakota ............: 200
Nebraska ........ ...... 617
Kansas ..................: 243
North Central States .... 5,582
Georgia ................. 53
Alabama ................. 25
Oklahoma ................: 6
Texas .................. .: 219
Montana ................: 44
Idaho ....................: 78
Wyoming .. ........ 18
Colorao .................. 24
New Mexico ... ... 47
Arizona ............... 205
Utah ............... ... 357
Nevada ................... 11
Washington .............. : 113
Oregon ............... : 50
Calfornia ........... .. 756
Western States ...........: 1,683
26 State Total ........... 5,597
28 State Total 2/.........; 5,673


: as percent of
: Oct. 1. 1961


Percent
92
120
108
104
150
95
107
99
99
86
99
95
109
101
98
96
92
148
61
122
106
111
117
130
100
73
108
118
126
119
108
108


I/ Cattle and calves on feed are animals being fattened for the slaughter market on grain or
*otler concentrates which are expected to produce a carcass that will grade good or better.
2/ Includes 26 States plus Georgia and Alabama.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.


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