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MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTOT OF AGRICULTURE
cl\ P25, D.C.


Vol. 50, No. 47


November 20, 1962


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Livestock Market Revideft. .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Feeder Statistics *
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts


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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 .....


Special to this issue

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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers continued large but for the second consecutive
were steady to 504 higher at most midwest week showed slight curtailment as compared with
markets. This was the second straight week of the peak of the fall movement recorded earlier
price upturns which have been influenced by in the season. However, even though the large
moderate marketing. Slaughter cows were un- volume movement from range and pasture to market
even, mostly steady, following two weeks of is nearing the final weeks of the season and
sharply lower prices. Seasonally large sup- some shipments were of a clean-up variety, there
plies of feeder cattle and calves moved at was little evidence of a general deterioration
steady to 500 higher prices. Trends on barrows in over-all quality. Fancy offerings were
and gilts were extremely uneven, mostly steady to noticeably less plentiful than in some other re-
250 higher at terminal markets except steady to cent weeks but the Choice grade was liberally
500 lower at Omaha, Sioux City and Sioux Falls. represented. Trading at the different markets
The trend on butchers in the Interior Iowa- showed considerable unevenness with respect to
Southern Minnesota area was steady to 100 lower. degree of activity and price trends. However.
Prices of barrows and gilts were steady in in general demand continued good and for the
Interior Illinois. Slaughter lambs sold most part prices ruled steady to 500 higher.
steady to $1.00 lower, mostly steady to 500 Relatively high slaughter cattle prices, favor-
off. able weather, and abundant feed supplies, all
were factors stimulating demand,and in addition,
SLAUGHTER CATTIE AND CALVES Slaughter there was a seasonal demand for cattle to clean
steers and heifers advanced at major terminal up stalk fields.
markets for the second consecutive week with Feeder steers: An eight-load string Choice
the average cost on all steers at a few points 880# brought $27.50 and few loads Choice 800-
at or near a ten-year high. Slaughter steers 825# $27.50-28.00; bulk Good and Choice 800-
and heifers sold steady to 500 higher, except 1050# $25.00-27.00. Not many over 900# exceed-
heifers weak to 250 lower at Omaha. Slightly ed $26.50. Good and Choice 550-750# bulked
reduced marketing around the 12 market circuit, $24.00-29.00; few loads Choice 550-600# $29.25-
which were uniformly distributed throughout the 50.00. Medium and mixed Medium and Good 550-
week were a price supporting factor. However, 750# sold $20.00-25.00.
anticipation of the competition from the tradi- Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 550-750#
tional poultry trade Thanksgiving week influ- $22.00-26.75, Choice 701# included at $25.75. A
enced a generally slow and selective live trade. few Choice 520-551# brought $27.00 and one load
Cows were uneven, prices generally steady, Choice 542# reached $29.50.
following two weeks in which the trend was Feeder calves: Many Choice 300-550# steers
sharply lower. Bulls closed fully steady. Veal- sold from $52.00-36.00, scattered shipments
ers were steady to $1.00 lower, Prime $2.00 off Choice and Fancy $56.50-39.00, two loads 384#
at St. Paul. Slaughter steers and heifers $40.00. Good and mixed Good and Choice 500-450#
grading Good and Choice comprised the bulk of ranged $25.00-52.00. Choice 350-400# heifers
the run at most points with Prime making up occasionally brought $31.50-52.00; other 500-
slightly more than 10 percent of the steer run 500# heifers of Good and Choice grades $23.00-
at Chicago. The average price on all slaughter 31.00.
steers at the 7 markets was $28.55 compared
$28.51 previous week and $24.45 a year ago. HOGS Terminal Markets Compared with the
Average weight 1102#, against 1096# previous previous week's close, barrows and gilts were
week and 1121# a year ago. Cows comprised uneven, generally steady to 254 higher except
10 percent of the 12 market receipts and feed- steady to 50# lower at Omaha and Sioux Falls and
ers made up 28 percent of the run. steady to 250 lower at Sioux City. Price trends
Slaughter steers: In Chicago Prime 1175- for sows were also varied, generally steady to
1400# $52.25-55.00, one load Prime 1295# 250 higher with the exception of steady to 254
$55.25; bulk high-Choice and Prime 1150-1400# lower prices at Omaha, St. Paul, Kansas City and
$31.25-52.00. Bulk Choice over the area $28.25- Sioux Falls. Sows comprised 10 percent of the
50.50; Good $25.50-28.50; Standard and low- 8 market receipts. The bullish influence of re-
Good $25.00-25.50. duced receipts around the circuit was somewhat
Slaughter heifers: High-Choice and Prime offset by a declining wholesale dressed pork
925-1075# $29.00-29.75; bulk Choice $27.25- trade which found demand centered on the usual
29.00; Good $25.50-27.50; Standard and low- holiday meat items. Receipts at the twelve mar-
Good $21.00-23.50. kets at548,000 head were percent below the
Cows: Utility and Commercial $13.50-16.00, previous week and a year ago.
few to $16.50; Canner and Cutter $10.50-15.50. Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 190-240#


FEEDER CATTIE AND CALVES Receipts of
feeder cattle and calves at terminal markets


closed at $16.75-17.75, mostly $17.00-17.50.
No. 1-5, 190-250# $16.25-17.25, largely $16.50-
17.00. Sows: U. S. 1-3, 270-400# $14.50-15.50,








few to $16.00 at Indianapolis. No. 2-3, 400-
500# $14.00-15.00.
Feeder pigs were steady with Choice 120-
160# $15.50-16.00, mostly $16.00 at St. Paul
and Good and Choice 130-160# $15.00-16.50 at
Sioux City.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota receipts
totaled 400,000 compared with 339,000 a week
ago and 427,000 a year earlier. U. S. 1-3
200-250# weights made up the bulk of receipts.
Sows were estimated 8 percent of supplies.
Supply and demand were fairly well balanced on
most days and prices fluctuated within narrow
bounds. For the week, barrows and gilts under
230# mostly steady, heavier weights steady to
10f lower. Sows mostly steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-5
200-240#, $15.75-16.50, small volume No. 1-2
$16.50-16.75.
Sows: U. S. 1-5 270-400# $14.00-15.25,
few No. 1-2 270-300# $15.25-15.75; No. 2-3
400-550#, $12.50-14.65.
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
141,900 head compared 133,500 last week and
124,600 a year ago. For the week barrows, gilts
and sows were uneven, mostly steady.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
190-230# $16.00-16.75; mostly $16.25-16.65;
sorted No. 1-2 200-220# $16.75-17.35; few
sorted No. 1 205-22CQ $17.50; No. 1-3 230-
250# $15.50-16.25; No. 2-3 250-300# $15.00-
15.75.
Sows: U. S. 1-2 280-530# $15.00-16.00,
mostly $15.00-15.25; No. 1-3 500-400# $14.00-
15.00; No. 2-3 400-500/ $13.00-14.00; No.
2-3 500-600# $12.00-13.00.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the major
terminals totaled 98,000 head compared with
92,000 head last week and 87,000 a year ago.
A slight increase in supplies and lower dressed
lamb carcass prices were factors influencing
price weakness in the live market. Slaughter
lambs sold unevenly steady to $1.00 lower,
mostly steady to 500 off. Slaughter ewes were
mostly steady, although prices at Omaha were
25# lower. Most feeder lambs sold steady.
Wooled slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80-120# $18.00-20.00; Good and Choice 75-110#
$17.00-19.50, Choice at Sioux City reached
$20.00. At Denver, Choice and Prime 82-119#
$20.50-21.15, bulk Choice $19.25-20.75, Good
and Choice $18.50-19.50.
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
83-123# No. 1 to fall shorn pelts mostly
$19.00-20.00; Good and Choice No. 2 to fall
shorn 78-100# $17.00-19.50, at Denver Choice
114# No. 1 pelts $20.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
shorn $3.50-7.00, Utility and Good $7.30-8.40
at Denver.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy, westerns
and natives 55-90# $16.00-18.80, including few
shorn No. 1-3 pelts $16.50-18.00. Fancy
westerns 65-9Q0 at Denver $19.00-20.10. Limited


sales Good and Choice native lambs 40-80#
$13.50-17.00.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
ceipts totaled 16,900 head, compared with
16,500 last week and 18,300 last year. Availa-
ble supply in strong hands and prices for all
slaughter classes were steady with previous
week's close, despite lower dressed lamb sales.
Slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime, 85-110#,
wooled and No. 2 to fall shorn pelts, delivered
sold at $18.00-19.00, Good and Choice $16.00-
18.00. Several lots Choice and Prime No. 1
pelt to full wooled lambs with guaranteed yield,
long haul, or an over-night stand from $19.00-
20.35.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good shorn and
wooled $3.00-5.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Out-of-area packers took near 6,500 slaughter
steers and heifers and this forced local opera-
tors to contract for more than normal numbers
for future delivery. Trade was fairly active,
slaughter steers, strong to 500 higher, many
closing sales at the full advance. Slaughter
heifers were steady to 500 higher, feeder
cattle and calves steady to 50 higher, the
advance mainly on calves. Slaughter lambs
were steady.
Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
1,500 mostly Choice 925-1125# $27.25-27.50,
Good and Choice 900-125Q? $26.00-27.00, Good
925-1150# $25.00-26.00.
Slaughter heifers: California, Arizona
and Utah. Choice 850-950# $26.50, mostly
Choice 750-950# $25.75-26.00, Good and Choice
800-1050# $25.00-25.50.
FEEDER CATTLE: California and Arizona,
Choice 525-650# feeder steers $26.00-27.00, Good
and Choice 600-650# $24.50-25.75; Choice 460-
575# steers $25.65-28.25; Good and Choice 600#
feeder heifers $23.50. Good cow and calf pairs
$200.00-235.00 per pair.
Slaughter lambs: California, Choice 95-
110 wooled and shorn with fall shorn pelts
$19.50-20.00; Choice and Prime 100-115# $19.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading active, slaughter
steers sold fully 50# higher with slaughter
heifers 50-750 higher. Limited feeder cattle
sales confirmed at steady prices. Slaughter
lambs sold steady to 50# lower, most late sales
steady.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 200 average-
Choice and Prime 1100-1200# $30.00-50.50; 5,550
high-Good and mostly Choice 975-1225# $28.50-
30.00.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 2,800 mostly
Choice 900-1025# $28.00-28.75; 625 high-Good
and Choice 875-1000# $27.25-28.00. All slaugh-
ter cattle sold with 4 percent shrink and to be
delivered to packing plants. An additional








1,200 head mostly Choice 1000-1025# sold at
$27.85-28.25 with a 4 Dercent shrink f.o.b.
feedlot.
Feeder cattle: Colorado, 800 mostly
Choice 650-775# steers $25.75-27.00. 950
Choice 575-700# heifers $25,00-25.75. 1,000
Choice and Fancy 575-450# steer calves $32.00-
35.00, heifer mates $29.50-51.00. Nebraska,
600 Choice 750-775# steers, mid-January de-
livery, $24.50-24.75. Wyoming, 500 mostly
Choice 640-725# steers $25.25-26.50. 750
Choice and Fancy mixed calves, steers 560-425#
$52.00-55.00, heifer mates 525-575# $29.00-
31.00. All sales none to 3 percent shrink, de-
pending on distance to weighing point.
Slaughter lambs: Colorado, Choice and
Prime 95-116# wooled slaughter lambs $20.50-
21.00 with Choice 88-110 $19.50-20.50. Few
Choice and Prime 94-110# shorn lambs, No. 2
and 5 pelts, $18.75-19.50. All sales with 4
percent shrink and delivered to packing plants.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers generally steady; feeders
steady to 250 lower. Slaughter lambs steady
to $1.00 lower; slaughter ewes and feeder
lambs steady to 500 higher.
Slaughter steers: 5 loads mostly Choice,
1100-1525# $27.50-28.50; Good and Choice 975-
1150# $26.25-27.50; bulk Good 900-1100#
$24.50-26.50.
Slaughter heifers: 16 loads Good and
Choice 750-1050# $26.00-27.00; 19 loads mostly
Good, 640-800# $24.00-26.00.
Feeders: 2,700 Good and Choice 575-650#
steers $25.00-25.50; 240 Medium and Good 575-
650# $22.75-23.00; 1,800 Medium and Good 550-
570# steers $25.50-26.00; 180 mostly Good 350-
400# mixed calves, steers $28.00 and heifers
$26.00; 400 Medium and Good 275-580# mixed
calves $21.50-22.75; 1,400 Medium and Good
400-450# heifers $22.75-25.00. For Nov. 20-50
delivery 200 Good and Choice 550# calves,
steers $30.00 and heifers $28.00; 75 mostly
Good 490-500# steers $25.00 and heifers $25.00.
650 Medium and Good stocker and feeder cows
$15.50.
Sheep: 2,700 Good and Choice 85-95#
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $16.50-17.00;
1,200 Good and Choice 90-105# wooled and 90-
98# shorn with No. 1 pelts $17.00-17.50; 2,400
Cull to Good slaughter ewes with fall shorn to
No. 2 pelts $5.00-6.75; 900 Cull and Utility
fresh shorn ewes $4.25-5.00. 5,400 Good and
Choice 62-75# wooled feeder lambs $15.00-16.00,
mostly $15.50-16.00; 475 Choice 84# wooled
feeder lambs $17.00. Around 1,200 Good and
Choice two-year-old to solid-mouth stocker
wooled ewes $8.00-9.00.
Amarillo Area Slaughter steers and heif-
ern slow, fully steady; feeder cattle and
calves mostly steady.
Slaughter cattle: 225 Good to mostly
Choice 1100# steers $28.00 for November deliv-
ery; 225 mostly Good 1050# $26.40. Around


150 Good and Choice 835-860# heifers $26.00; 200
mainly Good, 750-800# $25.50-26.00.
Feeders: 425 Choice 750-808# steers
$25.65-26.00; 180 Good and Choice
650-750# $25.00, immediate through December
delivery; 620 Good and Choice 625-700# $23.00-
24.00 March delivery; 250 Medium 600-700#
$18.00 January-April delivery. Around 140 Good
to mostly Choice heifers 625# $23.90; 340 Good
and Choice 650# $25.75-24.00 January delivery.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter steers
and heifers steady, feeder cattle and calves
firm, slaughter lambs steady to weak. Unless
otherwise stated, slaughter cattle f.o.b. with
4 percent shrink; feeders f.o.b. with none to
4 percent. Most slaughter lambs delivered
basis.
Slaughter steers: Washington, 720
Good to mostly Choice 1025-1100# $27.00-28.00;
70 Good 1175# $25.50. 75 Standard and Good
1100-1250# $25.75-24.00, some delivered.
Oregon, 105 Good to mostly Choice 1100# $28.25
delivered and guaranteed 61 percent yield;
470 Good to mostly Choice 1000-1100 $27.50-
28.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, 120 mostly
Choice 880-900# $26.00; 25 Standard 1000-1050#
$22.50. Oregon, 40 Good to mostly Choice 850-
900# $25.50.
Feeders: Washington, 200 Good and Choice
425-450# calves, steers $28.00, heifers $26.00
hauled 100 miles weighed off trucks no shrink;
850 mostly Choice 400-455#calves, steers $50.00
and heifers $27.00 delivered. Oregon, 225
Choice and Fancy 650# heifers $23.00.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon, 800 Choice and
Prime No. 2-5 pelts 400 head at $20.25 delivered
California and 400 $19.25 delivered Northwest;
1,600 Choice and Prime mostly wooled 100# $19.75
f.o.b. 4 percent shrink; 700 Choice and Prime
97# No. 1 to fall pelts $19.25 delivered.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Limited
sales feeder cattle and calves and sheep and
lambs steady, but hardly enough completed trans-
actions each class to establish trends. All
sales for immediate delivery, f.o.b. ranch or
weighing point with cattle and calves 5 percent
shrink and sheep and lambs 4 percent shrink.
Feeder cattle and calves: Montana, 50
Choice and Fancy 788# steers $26.25. Montana,
450 Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 575-450#
calves, steers $50.00-51.00, heifers $29.00.
Wyoming, 650 high-Choice and Fancy calves from
reputation brand to repeat buyer, steers 356#
at $32.25, heifers 321# at $30.00.
Slaughter lambs: Wyoming, 250 Choice and
Prime 105-110# $20.75, delivered to Colorado
packing plant.
Feeder lambs: Montana, 600 Choice and
Fancy 80# ewe lambs $18.00; 1,875 Choice and
Fancy fleshy 80-90# mixed lambs $17.00, over-
night stand in dry lot with no shrink. Wyoming,
2,000 Choice and Fancy 85-100# shearing lambs,
50 percent in slaughter flesh, $18.00-18.50.






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S _Cattle Ca~e~ gos Shee arn lambs -
Market i Nov. 17 t Nov. 18 7 Nov. 17 N Nov. 18 2 Nov. 17 : Nov. 18 Nov. 17 N Nov. 18
1962 S 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961
Chicago ....... 29,859 33,877 168 240 41,548 41,658 4,546 3,665
Denver ........ 10,587 11,995 3,770 5,225 7,041 4,966 15,489 18,724
Fort Worth .... 9,378 6,685 5,542 1,639 1,493 1,667 11,254 4,526
Indianapolis .. 7,259 7,288 485 749 50,108 52,656 3,608 2,297
Kansas City ... 17,078 19,010 2,911 2,525 18,661 16,967 3,052 4,557
Oklahoma City 12,206 9,595 5,993 3,038 5,570 2,949 1,258 608
Omaha ......... 37,810 36,067 4,169 5,177 50,997 51,044 8,566 6,673
St. Joseph .... 14,598 14,862 1,001 533 28,280 27,051 6,180 2,585
St. Louis NSY 12,185 11,318 1,586 1,575 51,922 52,157 5,260 4,249
Sioux City .... 32,114 33,186 14,876 12,542 42,918 52,630 7,426 9,155
Sioux Falls ... 9,469 11,124 770 815 21,797 22,284 10,655 9,597
So. St. Paul .. 22,854 22,180 8,321 9,548 49,860 54,867 20,565 20,515
Total ....... 215,157 216,981 45,392 39,400 347,795 560,896 97,617 86,951
Nov. 10.1962 225 250 43 218 361 277 92,489
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Nov. 17, 1962 Nov. 10, 1962 Nov. 18, 1961
Hogs ...... 400,000 339,000 427,000
Sheep ..... 16,900 16,500 18,300
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 141,900 135,500 124,600
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FEEDER CATTLEt AVERAGE COST, WEIGH, AND NUMBER
I Week ended Month : Four months
SNov. 15 Nov. 8 Nov. 16 Oct. Oct. July-Oct"
1962 t 1962 1961 s 1962 1961 1962- 1961
Steers 1001# up ....... 280 201 519 1,499 2,021 5,165 6,514
901-1000 o ....... 1,708 1,021 2,109 6,194 9,740 27,285 31,174
801-900 *....... 5,599 5,148 4,278 16,986 25,175 63,000 71,002
701-800 .......... 5,180 6,110 6,328 40,795 49,428 113,648 114,529
501-700 ........ 12,566 12,284 14,121 84,292 87,051 213 846 219,144
Total steers 10 markets.... 25,155 22,764 27,55 149,764 171,415 422,942 442,565
Av. wt. .... 700# 691# 705# 692# 706# 706# 710#
Av. cost*" .... $25.70 $25.66 $23.46 $25.67 $23.28 $24.98 $22.89
Chicago ...... 24.17 25.17 23.48 25.86 23.15 25.17 22.75
Kansas City... 25.78 25.53 23.20 25.58 22.97 24.61 22.74
U Omaha ....... 27.04 27.02 24.85 26.83 24.57 26.18 24.04
S S. St. Paul... 21.70 22.73 20.70 23.84 21.40 25.13 20.98
SSioux City.... 26.87 26.71 24.31 26.63 24.06 26.54 25.71
S H Denver ....... 27.10 26.10 24.29 25.81 23.92 25.56 23.61
S Ft. Worth .... 24.24 24.61 21.95 24.20 22.01 25.92 21.98
S Oklahoma City. 24.34 25.55 25.77 24.17 22.14 23.82 21.88
S S. St. Joseph. 25.10 25.00 25.08 24.49 22.52 23.97 22.42
S St. Louis NSY. 24.65 25.94 22.56 23.98 21.51 25.34 21.78
Total calves 10 markets.. 45,865 44,728 45,965 168,246 154,446 336,966 292,514
heifers .... 5,620 4,356 4,922 51,959 29,540 92,634 82,285
cows .... 3,205 3,092 3,283 7,216 9,341 16,292 18,628
Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
SnChi Kan-I S St. st Sioux S.St. Indian-DDen- Ft. 'Okla.'Wich- San
Week ended : :sas LOmaha Louisu 2 2 2 t o
Week en cagots a Joseph Lous City tPaul apolia ver Worth City its Antonio
i CitNSY I t 2 I
Feeders
Nov. 16, 1962 3 49 22 13 15 S 10 10 50 75 75 69 85
Nov. 9, 1962 3 50 18 15 15 50 20 10 50 70 80 67 70
Nov. 17, 1961 2 48 18 13 15 32 17 12 45 65 72 55 45
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Slaughter cows
Nov. 16, 1962 4 13 10 9 18 5b 1 15 20 15 12 13 10
Nov. 9, 1962 4 14 9 10 20 5 20 10 55 25 14 16 12
Nov. 17, 1961 3 10 10 6 12 7 18 14 25 15 12 19 20






STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER i/

S Nwber ohad Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Nb by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -
Week ended
: Nov. 15 1 NTov. 163: Nov. 15: Nov. 16: N lov. 15: Nov. 16 : Nov. 15": Nov. 16
: 1962 : 1961 -: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 :_ 1961 : 1962 : 1961
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


2,170 3,632 10.1
15,452 14,034 71.7
3,518 5,798 15.4
401 648 1.9
-- 3 -
205 304 .9
21,526 24,419

151 286 1.0


6,115
6,003
798
112
S15l159


7,377
3,448
402
17
S11244

19
1,313
2,056
652

85
4.103



945
2,175
432

79
3,631



2,489
3,650
435

6,572


14.9
57.5
25.7
2.7
.0
1.2


OMAHA
2.0


8,478 46.5 59.3
4,635 45.6 32.4
785 6.1 5.5
115 .8 .8
14,297
2 ,297SIOU X -
442 3.4
8,140 65.6 62.2
4,044 30.7 30.9
376 3.6 2.9
75 .1 .6
13,077
i m 1111"K TSI"c -
68 .5 1.3
1,522 52.0 28.5
2,711 49.6 50.8
852 15.9 15.6

200 2.0 3.8
5,555
- --^


20
759
2,229
416

53
5,457


52
2,650
4,372
407

7,461


..
26.0
59.9
11.9

2.2


.6
21.4
64.5
12.0

1.5


.7
57.9 35.2 1,125
55.5 58.6 1,058
6.6 5.5 1,052

1,081
Th bj1WER m


1,220 1,252 51.76 26.58
1,158 1,152 30.15 25.50
1,070 1,063 28.24 24.47
1,008 1,033 25.51 22.76
1,437 22.00
1,001 1,134 25.54 21.12
1,152 1,140 29.91 25.53

1,198 1,169 50.37 25.50
1,097 1,128 28.82 24.55
1,074 1,087 27.06 23.40
1,112 1,106 23.42 21.55
988 1,033 21.82 20.04
1,088 1,114 27.66 24.01

-- 1,253 25.31
1,118 1,149 28.78 24.47
1,072 1,089 27.22 25.72
1,078 1,049 24.06 21.93
992 1,019 22.72 20.84
- 110-2 130 28.14 24.19

1,102 1,349 30.30 24.65
1,109 1,158 29.32 24.61
1,075 1,090 27.58 23.55
1,068 1,093 24.46 21.68

1,020 1,040 22.41 19.71
1,084 1,112 27.58 23.46


.- 1,156 26.50
1,063 1,053 29.04 25.11
1,021 1,025 27.53 23.71
971 967 25.55 21.98
-- -
986 999 21.25 19.76
1,025 1,024 27.24 23.78


1,125
1,135
1,092
1,087

1,107


25.81
29.05 24.71
27.25 23.60
22.65 21.48

27.67 23.90


Prime.......... 26 2.9 1,195 -- 0.5 --
Choice......... 611 1,103 69.5 81.2 1,126 1,151 29.57 24.40
Good........... 225 205 25.5 15.1 1,152 1,092 26.69 25.41
Standard....... 20 51 2.5 3.7 1,140 974 25.51 20.34
Utility........ -- -
All grades..... 882 1,559 1,155 1,119 28.71 24.12
---------------------Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and livestock Division, A. M. S.
2/Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


------ s. s~.-r6sEPR






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
S Cattle Calves Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area *N*ov7. NT T8.ov7 i IVN&TT T78-'10v7. T7Nv7. T8T7hv. 7T9N0v. -8-
: 1962 t 1961 : 1962 2 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1962 t 1961

Boston, New York City Area .... 9,379 12,390 9,011 11,193 33,308 51,662 50,030 55,736
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 9,552 9,526 1,328 2,185 30,572 37,281 4,352 4,084
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls 19,620 19,170 3,207 1,384 146,428 125,381 12,480 5,179
Chicago Area .................. 13,995 15,004 6,797 9,521 51,101 42,663 13,125 5,550
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 23,970 29,451 19,472 25,483 111,508 119,189 16,555 20,095
St. Louis Area ................ 9,614 10,675 1,614 1,678 64,694 74,157 4,573 5,299
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 26,775 29,536 -- -- 115,005 119,522 9,715 12,028
Omaha Area .................... 32,273 35,483 152 122 85,979 92,747 17,206 14,157
Kansas City ................... 12,627 14,154 43,115 41,011 -- -
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 29,595 31,708 10,174 10,054 502,162 338,455 27,538 31,665
Lou'1, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 6,779 6,681 2,641 3,559 55,255 55,155 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,902 10,319 2,491 4,600 29,455 28,290 -
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 17,800 18,792 959 660 45,562 51,524 6,948 9,014
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 11,336 11,832 2,718 3,452 17,802 18,283 28,537 21,585
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 21,719 23,288 138 119 16,942 15,824 35,647 26,891
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 22,902 25,727 1,522 799 27,496 56,716 24,274 27,919
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 7,711 7,865 257 257 16,312 16,847 4,377 5,826
Total ...................... 285,327 62,461 1,188,492 235,157
311,601 73,066 1,262,707 222,808
Accumulation to date ..... .4,656,746 2,763,406 50,897,570 12,043,623
14,506,458 2,903,747 49,625,520 12,409,125



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- -- -- --- -- I- .- --- T 6FV 7 -IamE 7- ^--
Beef Veal Lexl. _lar)L and mutton : Total I Total
Week ended -- l__L
Week ended Nu- : NTm- : Num- t Num-n : meat t lard
Sbr rod ber Pr er : Prd. ber Prod. : prod. prod.
1,000 dil.lb. 1000 mil.b 1000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb.mil.lb. Til.lb.


Nov.
Nov.
Oct.
Nov.


17, 1962 ........
10, 1962 ........
27, 1962 1/......
18, 1961/......


207.4
243.5

223.0


Percentage change from:
Nov. 10, 1962 ....... -15 -15
Nov. 18, 1961 ........ 6 7
------------.--------
----------- --------

Week ended Cattle

SLive Dressed
- -


10.9
12.9

11.9


1,360
1,550
1,538
1,458


199.1
226.0

202.1


12.0 429.4
14.5 496.7
-- -- 45.4
11.4 448.4 45.5


-15 -16 -12 -12 -16 -16 -14
-7 -8 -5 -1 5 5 -4 --

Aver~ ge wejgght_(lbj)_ -- ---Lard
: : Sheep yield
Calves Hogs and lambs : ie
_: : z/ : -- per
Live Dresed Live Dressed Live Dressed 00 b.
2v e. lreased. Live .Dressed. Live Dressed. lb.


Nov. 17, 1962 ........ 1020 576 195 109 246 146 99 47
Nov. 10, 1962 ..,.... 1015 575 200 112 245 146 98 47
Oct. 27, 1962 ........ 1010 566 195 109 241 143 98 47 --
Nov. 18, 1961 ........ 1034 585 197 110 259 141 98 47 13.2


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.







CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
- : North
S Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha : Denver Portland
--_ _- _-_- _- : _


Classification : Nov. : No
17 I!
S1962 19(


Steers -


v. : Nov. :
8 : 17
61 1962


Nov. : Nov. i Nov.
18 17 18 :
1961 1962 1961 ,


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


51.00
52.08
29.75
50.68
27.65
25.20


28.52

23.88


15.52
15.02
15.58
11.90


26.30
26.70
25.52
25.65
24.25
22.38


24.25

20.95


15.78
14.82
13.88
12.50


29.62
29.75
27.12
24.25


27.88
25.58
22.00


16.55
15.50
15.80
11.92


w--

25.35
24.82
23.82
21.55


24.10
22.90
20.70


16.25
15.08
14.55
13.18


50.58
51.12
29.18
29.70
26.70
24.12


27.75
24.98
22.50


16.25
14.80
15.48
12.62


25.62
25.75
24.75
24.72
25.38
21.62


25.62
22.38
20.50


15.75
14.72
15.58
12.62


Nov. ,
17
1962 ,



m--

29.50
29.50
26.62



28.25
4--




15.12
13.50
11.75


Nov. :
18
1961


24.58
24.38
22.62
20.50


25.38

19.00



15.25
14.25
15.00


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 300-550#
Choice "
Good 300-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


18.55 17.75 16.88 17.50 17.65 17.55 -- -- 19.00
18.55 19.08 17.28 17.75 17.70 17.58 18.00 18.75 19.00


25.00
21.25
18.75


25.00
25.50
20.50


22.25
20.75
18.75


24.50
22.00
19.00


25.00
25.25
21.00


24.00
22.25
19.75


27.50
27.00
24.00


27.62
1--
25.62
21.50


26.538
24.50
20.00


15.50
14.50
12.00
9.85


Feeder cattle and calves


26.00


--
26.12
24.25


29.50
28.85
26.58


26.00
24.50


50.25
29.00
25.88


-- 25.50 23.62 26.25
- -- 23.88 20.75* 24.12


- 52.50 --
51.00)
- 27.75) 28.00

. 28.50
27.00)
-- 24.50) 25.25


55.75
55.25)
28.62)

31.00
29.50)
25.75)


..
25.88
24.22


50.00
28.50
25.00


24.00 26.25
20.75* 22.75



-- 33.00
31.50)
29.00 27.00)


26.25


26.50
23.00


24.50
25.25


21.50


24.50 --
20.50* 20.00


29.25


29.00)
25.00) 27.25


28.25
26.50)
25.50)

26.00
25.00)
21.50)


--

23.50



21.00


*Medium and Good.


Nov. : Nov.
17 18
1962 1961


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25.50
25.38
24.00
21.25


25.88
22.25
19.25


15.00
14.25
12.50
11.25



18.50


23.50
21.50
18.50


28.38
25.50
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
"' : :----------- --- .
s~ -ST -


Week ended


: Louis Kansas: : Sioux :S. St. : S. St.']
:Chicago: Nat'l. City Omaha :City :Joseph Paul
s : Stock : :
: : Yards : : : :


AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Nov. 17, 1962 16.81 16.70 16.55 16.53 16.44 16.54 16.38
and Nov. 10, 1962 16.87 16.64 16.58 16.62 16.55 16.50 16.45
gilts Nov. 18, 1961 16.27 16.27 15.84 15.89 15.70 15.91 15.50
Nov. 17, 1962 14.19 14.63 14.76 14.67 14.56 14.81 14.35
Sows Nov. 10, 1962 14.52 14.50 14.79 14.65 14.48 14.70 14.42
Nov. 18, 1961 15.37 14.19 14.19 14.01 13.95 14.54 15.67
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Nov. 17, 1962 252 227 25 258 256 234 229
and Nov. 10, 1962 232 231 256 256 234 232 229
gilts Nov. 18, 1961 255 223 229 251 232 227 250
Nov. 17, 1962 440 424 423 442 452 420 418
Sows Nov. 10, 1962 433 425 412 459 429 410 418
Nov. 18, 1961 437 415 417 435 430 394 416


[ndian-' mkts.
apolis : com-
Sbined


17.05 16.61
16.94 16.63
16.52 15.98
14.50 14.53
14.52 14.52
14.08 13.93


250
229
225
457
467
456


255
232
228
452
430
427


NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Nov. 17,
and Nov. 10,
gilts Nov. 18,
Nov. 17,
Sows Nov. 10,
Nov. 18,


1962
1962
1961
1962
1962
1961


50461
33005
54968
3352
3041
2796


46557 16523
51356 18404
48333 14980
4189 1593
4258 1476
3499 1275


43283
45573
44233
5950
5588
4928


57185
32503
46557
5657
3882
4133


25057 37464
28144 48557
25895 37452
2505 6101
2592 6806
1825 4738


25616 262126
24716 282058
26315 276511
3166 50073
5521 30744
3611 26805


SOWS Percentage of total
Nov. 17, 1962 10 8 8 12 9 8 14 11
Nov. 10, 1962 8 8 7 11 11 8 12 12
Nov. 18, 1961 7 7 8 10 8 7 11 12

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 1/ Hog prices 2/ Gross spread
Ie I or margin 3/
Nov. 17, 1962 ............. $18.61 -17.14 $1.47
Nov. 10, 1962 ............. 18.77 17.20 1.57
Nov. 18, 1961 ............. 17.96 16.41 1.55

1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

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

Nov. 17, 1962 ........... 16.81 106.8 15.7
Nov. 10, 1962 ........... 16.87 106.2 15.9
Nov. 18, 1961 .......... 16.27 110.5 14.8
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading at the Boston market was rela-
tively slow this week. Fair interest con-
tinued for greasy domestic combing wools
and small supplies turned at firm prices.
Woolen wools and noils were slow and
only limited sales recorded while forward
selling was very dull.
Movement of wools in general from
warehouse to consuming channels was quite
substantial for the past couple of weeks.
Australian markets were very firm.
Melbourne reported good clean up while
auctions at Sydney and Albury had good ac-
tivity. Continent, Eastern Europe and
Japan were principal buyers with the latter
absorbing upward of 20 percent wools offered.
Reports from New Zealand show firm to higher
price tendency under good competition.
Cables from Cape sales indicate sharp spot
competition and a dearth of 12 months wools.
Continent, America and French companies were
major participants at South Africa.
South American markets were quoted firm
to slightly higher, but little was done.
Fleece Wools Moderate turnover of
small lots at fully steady prices included
some 1/4 blood around $1.13 and 5/8s around
$1.14. Original bag medium wools sold
41.10-1.12.
Territory Wools Trading extremely
slow under limited offerings. Dealers at
recent Milwaukee sales reported satisfactory
results. Small lot fine French combing sold
l1.20-1.21.
Texas Wools Things were practically
at a standstill due primarily to non-avail-
ability of wool from this area. Few spot
sales of fall wool around $1.00 and 12
months sparingly around $1.25. Original
bag lambs wool (feedlot) was reported on
52,000 pounds estimated 500 grease basis
and $1.20 clean.
Mohair Trading was extremely slow
and sales volume small. Prices unchanged
but weak undertone evident. Adult quoted
as low as 66 and straight kid mohair
around $1.40-1.45. Estimated 7 to 8 million
pounds on hand at Texas.
Foreign Wools Fully steady prices
prevailed in sketchy trading and spotty
demand as buyers generally displayed
cautious approach at the present time.
Cabled reports at week's end follow with
combing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scouring
yields, in bond.
Montevideo Super Skirted Wools
60/64s 41.03-1.04 60s $.98-.99
58/56s $.95-.96


Australia
Oil-combed
77B $1.18 431B $1.06
78B 1.15 432 1.05
78AB- 1.12 433 .95
79 1.11 434 .95
435 .88
South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured Yields
7 $1.14 22 $1.04
8 1.11 28 .99
12 1.12 33 .90
Carpet Wools Demand for carpet
wools was narrow and prices strong.
Greasy New Zealand fleeces were quoted
around 741, pale yellow Pakistan Mont-
gomery offered at 650 clean wool fibers
present for shipment. Scoured Buenos
Aires November wools quoted one to three
cents higher since two weeks ago at 661-
69.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
NOILS
Aust. 70s good $.85-.86
Aust. 62s defective .71
Aust. French semi-clear 3.58
Aust. schlumberger 480 delivered
in bond
Aust. locks & pieces 60/64s shorn
57 in bond.
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was
light with most interest presently for
1/4 blood fleece tops which were rather
scarce. Prices were firm. Quotes
follow:


Warp Aust. D/C
70s 2.01
64s 1.88
62s 1.81
60s 1.73
58/60s- 1.68
Oil-combed Territ
58s/6s s 1. 1.6 1.6
56s -- 1.5
50/56s 1.50 1.5-
(N Nomin


Warp Dom. D/C
$2.01 N
1.86 N
1.81 N
1.71 N
1.65N
ory Fleece
4 --
6 $1.54
4 1.52
al)


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Nov.
15, 1962 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc.
of the New York Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops 31.708
March wool tops 1.689
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool $1.317T
March wool 1.288T
64s grade 2" average stretched length






WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer carcass prices
were mostly 50 higher and upturns of $1.00 were
recorded on Choice at Philadelphia. Cow beef
sold steady to mostly $1.00 lower, except at
New York where the trend was 500 higher. Veal
prices were uneven, quotations at New York and
Baltimore were unchanged from a week ago, but
were $1.00-2.00 lower at Philadelphia. At Wash-
ington veal prices were steady to $1.00 higher
for Choice, other grades of veal steady. Lamb
sold steady to mostly $1.00 lower. Pork loins
steady to $2.00 lower, however, at New York
steady prices were maintained for the week.
Boston butts steady to $2.00 higher; spareribs
steady to $2.00 off; fresh skinned hams mainly
steady.
Prices were strong to $1.00 higher for
kosher dressed steer forequarters and upturns of
$1.00 were recorded for lamb. Quotations were
unchanged for kosher dressed veal and calf fore-
saddles.
Steer beef supplies were normal at most
markets along the Eastern Seaboard, however, at
New York receipts were mostly moderate to near
normal. Volume of other railstocks and pork
was normal. Trading on steer beef was slow
early but turned fairly active late. Retailer
demand was good for steer forequarters, but poor
for hindquarters. Trading was active for Choice
and Prime veal, but these were offered in rather
limited numbers. Standard and Good grade car-
casses sold slowly. Early in the week outlet was
fair to broad for lamb carcasses and cuts, but
trading turned slow at the close. In an active
trade pork cuts cleared well under a fair demand.
Clearance of steer hindquarters was incomplete
at Philadelphia and New York while small volume
of lamb foresaddles went unsold at Washington.

CHICAGO Compared to last Friday: Steer
and heifer beef steady, veal and lamb $1.00
lower, pork loins 8-16# $2.00-2.50 lower, Boston
butts 4-8# $1.50 higher, spareribs 3# down 50
lower.
Fresh meat supply during the period was
moderate and fully adequate to fill trade re-
quirements. Good to average-Choice grades most
plentiful in beef, all weights about equally
represented. Slightly more lamb 35-55# on hand
than heavier weights.
Carcass beef trade only moderately active
at the best time, generally slow. Demand was
fair for all primal cuts through Wednesday, how-
ever, late it settled on rounds and ribs, chucks
working sharply lower. All weights and grades
of veal declined in a slow trade. Fair early
demand for carcass lamb narrowed, buyers concen-


treating mostly on primal cuts after midweek.
Boston butts moved rather freely into all
channels of outlet. Very dull pork loin
trade sent prices to their lowest level since
the first week in June this year. Spareribs
slow early, moderately active at the close.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef sold mostly steady in California, except
Good grade steer steady to 500 lower in Los
Angeles. Generally steady to 500 higher
prices prevailed in the Portland-Seattle area.
Choice steer beef ribs found improved demand
ahead of the holiday period at steady to
$2.00 higher levels, other cuts mostly steady
except for some weakness on chucks. Cow
beef was steady to $1.00 lower, most the
downturn in California. Calf and veal were
steady, lamb generally steady, except weak
to $1.00 lower in the Pacific Northwest.
Fresh and smoked skinned hams sold steady to
$2.00 higher, other pork item prices un-
changed, except loins $2.00-3.00 lower in
Los Angeles. Supplies of all meat items
were fully normal, Good grade steer beef and
all cow beef in liberal offering in Los An-
geles. Pre-holiday trade was slow in Los An-
geles but moderately active in other areas.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was rather poor for
steer and heifer beef in the pre-Thanks-
giving week and trading generally was slow
through midweek. Demand improved later at
some centers. Although supplies were slight-
ly below normal, prices generally declined.
Steer beef sold steady to $1.00 lower, mostly
500 lower except steady to 500 higher at
Chicago where prices declined late the pre-
vious week. Heifer beef sold steady to 50S
lower. Cow beef was steady to $1.00 lower,
mostly steady to 50S off. Clearance was
good on all beef classes.
Demand was poor for fully normal sup-
plies of lamb and trading was slow. Prices
were steady to $2.00 lower, mostly around
$1.00 off. Clearance was near complete.
Supplies of pork products were fully
normal but demand was only fair. Trading
was slow with prices $1.00-2.50 lower on
pork loins at Chicago and Omaha. Fresh hams
also sold from 500 to $2.50 lower but pork
butts were 50( to $1.00 higher. Pork car-
casses at New York and Philadelphia sold
steady to 250 lower. Clearance was near
normal on pork products.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
S r
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification -: :-
tNov. 17 :Nov. 18 :Nov. 17 :Nov. 18 :Nov. 17 :Nov. 18 :Nov. 17 :Nov. 18
-_:_1962 : 9 19 _6_ : 1962 : 1 161 _:_962 : 96 : 62 19_:_-


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


52.00
49.25
50.00
47.00
47.50


Good 500-600 --
Veal -
Prime 90-120# 60.00
Choice 90-120 49.00
Good 90-120 46.50
Lamb -
Prime 45-55# 45.15
Choice 45-55 43.15
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-14 46.50
Butts 4-8 36.75
Spareribs 5# down 38.00
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16# 46.75
Fully cooked 10-14# 48.75
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots) 49.50
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8# 35.00
Lard, 1# carton 14.88


45.00
42.50
42.00
41.00
41.50


58.00
48.50
42.50


47.75
48.00
46.00
46.50

46.50
46.50
44.50

54.00
50.50
46.00


40.75
40.00
59.50
59.50

39.75
39.75
38.50

53.00
48.00
44.00


59.85 42.25 38.00
39.35 42.25 38.00


46.05
35.70
38.30


43.00
33.88
35.25


41.94
31.75
33.62


48.00 -- 49.50
49.50 58.00 52.50

52.00 48.00 49.50

52.50 36.75 33.50
14.00 15.75 14.50


44.25
43.50
43.50
42.50

43.00
42.75
41.75



56.00


40.51
39.00
39.50
38.50

39.25
59.00
38.00



51.50


42.75 37.75
42.75 37.75


50.00
41.00
42.00


48.25
39.50
41.50


53.00 48.00


51.50 55.50

35.00 54.00
18.00 17.50


43.75
42.75
42.17
41.67

43.00
42.50


39.25
37.39
38.51
37.44

39.31
38.50


45.83 59.00
43.83 39.00


46.50
37.92
38.33


46.58
37.38
37.50


51.00 46.50


47.50 52.12

34.25 34.50
16.25 --


BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS 'WEEK ENDED :':'VrFI rE 16, 1962
S~ :- -~ e 5ad FB -:- FrTcs7'dei`-rxC ~ '

-t-e -- S -i--- --------------------------------------- -- --- ---- -
Classice 600-700fication # 46.00-46.50 44.50-45.00 45.00-45.50 47.50-48.50 47.00-47.50
Choice 600-700# 46.00-46.50 44.50-45. 00 45.00-45.50 47.50-48. 50 47.00-47.50


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 35-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


46.00-46.50
46.00-46.50
43.50-44.00
44.00-44.50
44.00-44.50

45.00
45.00
43.00-43.50
43.00-43.50

27.25-28.00
26.50-27.00

38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-39.00


44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00

41.00-44.00
41.00-44.00

43.00-44.00
43.00-44.00
42.00
42.00

27.50-27.90


36.50-38.00
36.50-38.00
36.50-38.00
36.50-38.00
36.50-38.00
36.50-38.00


45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50

43.50-44.50
42.50-43.50

44.00-44.25
44.00-44.25
42.25-42.50
42.25-42.50

26.50-26.75
26.00-26.25




37.50
37.50
37.50


47.50-48.50
47.50-48.50
44.50-47.00
44.50-47.00
44.50-47.00


47.50-48.00
47.50-48.00

44.00-46.50
44.50-47.00


-46.00-46.50
-46.00-47.00



-27.00-30.25
-26.50-27.00


40.00-41.50
40.00-41.50
40.00-41.50
40.00-41.50
40.00-41.50
40.00-41.50


41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
38.00-39.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
38.00-39.00


8-1# 59.50-40.50 59.25-39.75


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

500-600#
600-700


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

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


its -


45#i


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


- 41.00-41.50






SLAUGHTER STEERS MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE 1/ CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE
Year :Jan. Feb. Mar. : Apr.: May :June : July : Aug. : Sept: Oct.; Nov.: Dec.: Av.


Dol. Dol.
23.48 25.12
28.07 26.99
28.48 27.89
26.04 25.64
22.45 22.58
25.25 26.50


Dol.
25.65
26.11
27.56
25.07
24.13
28.19


Dol.
24.98
26.70
27.62
24.80
24.34
29.85


Dol.
24.67
26.67
27.19
24.94
24.55
29.50


Dol. Dal. Dol.
25.20 25.98 23.85
26.77 27.19 27.42
26.53 25.57 27.83
26.08 26.86 26.24
25.58 26.13 24.65


- -_-- -- -- -- -_- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -
ALL GRADES
1957 ... 20.94 20.28 21.56 22.61 22.85 25.07 24.76 25.45 24.84 24.48 25.06 25.74 25.48
1958 ... 26.51 26.65 28.28 28.59 28.27 27.67 26.75 25.91 26.65 26.70 26.79 27.01 27.09
1959 ... 27.81 27.44 28.22 29.32 28.82 28.15 27.61 27.56 27.48 27.06 26.51 25.26 27.53
1960 ... 26.10 26.37 27.40 27.15 26.75 25.58 25.30 24.75 24.62 24.85 26.00 26.61 25.95
1961 ... 27.02 25.84 25.55 24.73 23.09 22.50 22.25 24.01 24.21 24.46 25.44 25.84 24.46
1962 ... 25.90 26.04 26.65 26.80 25.62 24.91 26.12 27.88 29.63 29.29
SLAUGHTER STEERS MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT I/ CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE

Year : Jan.: Feb. : Mar. : Apr.: May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct.: Nov. : Dec.: Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1957....1,176 1,199 1,196 1,178 1,180 1,181 1,154 1,140 1,141 1,142 1,138 1,158 1,162
1958 ...1,157 1,165 1,172 1,157 1,156 1,166 1,165 1,164 1,156 1,165 1,174 1,192 1,166
1959 ...1,209 1,209 1,211 1,199 1,201 1,195 1,196 1,187 1,180 1,160 1,159 1,165 1,187
1960 ...1,191 1,196 1,208 1,186 1,188 1,180 1,186 1,180 1,172 1,165 1,167 1,173 1,185
1961 ...1,180 1,180 1,195 1,200 1,204 1,207 1,209 1,199 1,173 1,174 1,161 1,166 1,188
1962 ...1,169 1,170 1,173 1,184 1,182 1,179 1,171 1,151 1,152 1,151
ALL GRADES
1967 .. 1,148 1,157 1,151 1,143 1,140 1,156 1,120 1,124 1,126 1,131 1,138 1,141 1,137
1958 .. 1,141 1,129 1,114 1,118 1,119 1,132 1,158 1,143 1,145 1,161 1,175 1,190 1,144
1959 .. 1,194 1,187 1,168 1,149 1,162 1,165 1,166 1,163 1,158 1,151 1,152 1,158 1,164
1960 .. 1,176 1,174 1,169 1,150 1,150 1,150 1,158 1,153 1,152 1,153 1,164 1,166 1,160
1961 .. 1,180 1,172 1,177 1,177 1,176 1,190 1,190 1,173 1,156 1,168 1,155 1,156 1,175
1962 .. 1,155 1,147 1,142 1,147 1,154 1,157 1,145 1,129 1,117 1,121


Year : Jan. : Fe
Dol. Do
1957 .. 17.89 17.
1958 .. 19.26 20.
1959 .. 16.63 15.
1960 .. 12.65 15.
1961.. 17.355 18.
1962 .. 16.98 16.


BARROWS AND GILTS MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/
b. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept. : Oct. : Nov.: Dec. : Av.
1. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
16 17.25 17.95 18.24 19.65 20.79 21.27 19.34 17.20 17.01 18.45 18.29
16 21.20 20.64 22.03 22.97 23.12 21.33 20.42 18.88 18.15 17.86 20.25
63 15.89 16.09 16.09 15.91 14.40 14.65 13.81 13.11 12.61 11.86 14.64
56 15.55 15.96 16.03 16.88 17.74 16.91 16.59 17.30 17.36 17.27 15.96
15 17.55 17.04 16.37 16.60 17.87 18.55 18.18 16.85 15.97 16.70 17.16
69 16.31 15.81 15.51 16.87 18.30 18.50 18.82 16.87


BARROWS AND GILTS MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/ 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/
Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct.: Nov.: Dec.: Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1957 .. 252 229 230 250 250 226 215 208 210 218 225 229 224
1958 .. 252 228 229 233 234 229 219 214 218 224 230 233 227
1959 .. 258 232 229 232 231 229 221 216 218 224 228 250 228
1960 .. 252 228 229 232 234 252 228 223 222 225 251 252 229
1961 .. 236 232 231 256 238 234 225 219 219 224 228 250 230
1962 .. 234 231 251 254 235 234 226 220 221 229
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Eight markets include Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Omaha,
St7 Louis National Stock'Yards, Sioux City, South St. Joseph, and South St. Paul.


1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962


Dol.
21.25
26.82
28.15
26.42
27.42
26.39


Dol.
20.57
27.54
27.85
26.69
26.17
26.76


Dol.
21.86
29.90
29.11
28.08
25.70
27.51


Dol.
22.99
29.37
30.33
27.76
25.05
27.45


Dol.
23.51
28.85
29.54
27.45
23.45
26.02


--







COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND IARD, OCTOBER 51, 1962


Stocks of meat and meat products totaled 401 million pounds on November 1, up 42
million from a month earlier. This increase compares with 16 million pounds a year
earlier and the 5-year average of 14 million pounds. Holdings were 1 percent above
November 1, 1961, and 6 percent greater than average. Beef stocks, at 156 million
pounds, were up 11 million compared with a 5-million-pound increase during October
a year ago. Total pork holdings increased 27 million pounds. This compares with an
increase of 8 million pounds during October 1961 and the average increase of 5
million. Stocks of pork were 22 percent above a year earlier and 12 percent above
average. Frozen pork totaled 134 million pounds, an increase of 26 million pounds,
while cooler pork, at 32 million pounds, was up 1 million.


UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND IARD, Oct. 51, 1962 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)


October October September
Commodity 1957-61 av. 1961 1962

1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb.


Beef:
Frozen .
In cure and cured


158,968
11,721


160,615
12,712


151,959
15,459


October
1962

1,000 lb.


145,082
12,827


Pork, frozen:
Picnics
Hams .
Bellies
Loins .
Jowls .
Butts .
Spareribs
Trimmings
Other pork


* .
e .
* .


Pork in cooler:
Dry salt bellies .
Other dry salt pork
Other pork cuts .
Total .
Total pork .


Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen . .
Lamb and mutton, frozen ..
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams .
Other meats .

Total all meats ..


150,689 173,327 145,598 155,909

4,076 4,171 4,849 4,611
30,549 25,468 21,599 37,197
15,091 7,155 12,482 18,094
l/ 4,785 5,171 5,790
TI 2,469 1,969 4,614
VI' 1,715 1,940 2,754
5,877 5,917 7,489
Z 7,561 8,193 9,476
56,15 45,135 46,031 44.291
105,959 104,554 107,951 154,516

4,880 5,015 5,505 5,209
5,420 5,515 4,547 4,511
51,347 25,755 22,755 25,782
41,647 52,065 50,587 351,502
147,586 156,597 158,558 165,818

10,150 9,570 5,550 6,691
11,973 19,749 10,241 9,196

,(56,225 55,148 58,848 41,965
V( 22,909 20,506 21,254
576,621 596,900 559,081 400,813


lard, rendered and refined V/ 73,017 90,400 73,100 4
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork ..... .. .... 5,474 2,180 1,960 1,508
Beef .. ........ .. 2,215 2,250 1,944 1,686
I/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. 5/ In dry and
cold storage as reported by Bureau-of Census. 4/ Not available. 5/ Government
holdings are included in the totals and consist~of reported stocks-held by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and other Government Agencies.
Statistical Reporting Service.


r



Total . .


Total .






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U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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POSTAGe A, iut.. jj SL
U. S. Department of Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-11/20/62
Permit 1001.


University of Florida
Documents Librarian
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SHEEP AND


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


Classification


SLAUGHTER IAMBS:
Prime No
No

Choice No
No
Good No
No
EWES: (Wooled)
Good Na
Good & Ch. No
Utility No
Cull & Util. No

Cull No

FEEDER LAMBS: (
Fancy No
Choice No
Good & Ch. No


--~----~---------------------
Kansas : Fort
:Chicago: Omaha y :W :Denver : Ogden
S City. Worth


(Wooled) 80-110#
v. 17, 1962 19.75
v. 18, 1961 16.50

v. 17, 1962 18.50
v. 18, 1961 15.90
v. 17, 1962 16.75
v. 18, 1961 14.75


90-150#
v. 17, 1962
v. 18, 1961
v. 17, 1962
v. 18, 1961


5.00
4.55
5.25
4.50


v. 17, 1962 4.50

Wooled) 60-80#
v. 17, 1962 --
v. 17, 1962 --
v. 18, 1961


Good Nov. 17, 1962 --
*Shorn basis.


-- 19.62 18.00
16.70 16.25 --


18.98
15.95
17.80
14.65


-- 19.75
17.50 16.00


18.62 17.58 20.12
15.50 15.55 16.75
17.62 -- 18.66
14.50 14.80 15.62


5.00 4.50 6.50
4.58 4.22 6.00*-
5.62 5.50 6.00
4.12 5.50 5.00*
4.25 4.25 5.50


18.50
16.75
14.00

14.50
- e, w l


7.25
5.40*
6.75
4.62*
5.75


19.58
15.00
18.25


SNorth
: Portland


19.00
15.58
18.75
15.25


14.12 14.50

7.00 4.50
5,25* 4.50
6.25 5.12
4.25* 4.00
5.00 4.25


-- -- 19.55 18.00 17.58
-- -- 18.58 17.58 16.75
-- 11.72 15.50 13.75 12.75

-- 12.00 16.58 16.00 --
S- a- ------------------