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MEAT
WEEKLY SUMMARY


WOOL W AND STATISTICS

LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
Vol. 50, No. 49 December 4, 1962
Week ended December 1
f-b- Page
Livestock Market Reviews . ...918
Livestock Market Receipts .. ... 921
Feeder Statistics . *. .,. 921
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and c
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .. 921
Steer Sales Statistics . 922
Slaughter at Major Centers 923
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production 923
Cattle Prices . .. 924
Hog Prices . . 925
Hog Purchase Statistics . 926
Sheep and Lamb Prices . . 956
Wool Market Review . 927
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews. 928
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices *. . 929
Special to this issue
Effective Parity Prices, November 15, 1962 . 950
Prices Received by Farmers, November 15, 1962 950
Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates
of Meat Production, October 1962 .. . 955
Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Months, 1955-62 951
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, October 1962 952
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle
Slaughtered Under Federal Inspection, October 1962 932
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter
and Meat Production, October 1962 *. *.. 9553
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production, Oct.1962 934
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, October 1962 954
Beef Dual Graded, October 1962 *.. 955
Retail Sales Value Comparisons of Choice Grade
Beef Carcasses, October 1962 .* 955


AGBI=WAuI






MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on most classes of livestock de-
clined this week. Decreased cattle receipts
at most midwest markets tended to minimize
to a certain extent the bearish effect exerted
by sharp price declines in the carlot dressed
meat trade, but even so, live prices worked
lower. Slaughter steers sold steady to 75#
lower while heifers were steady to 500 lower.
The number of slaughter steers and heifers sold
out of first hands at the seven markets totaled
88,500 head compared 101,500 a year ago. The
average weight of slaughter steers at the seven
markets was 1113#, nine pounds under a year ago.
Slaughter cows and feeder cattle and calves
sold mostly steady. Barrows and gilts were
mostly 50f-$1.00 lower. Slaughter lambs also
sold 500-$1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Prices on
slaughter steers and heifers worked lower for
the second consecutive week, as lower wholesale
dressed beef prices more than offset any bull-
ish influence curtailed receipts may have had.
The twelve market receipts of 205,000 head were
the smallest for a non-holiday week since early
August. Slaughter steers closed steady to 750
lower and heifers steady to 500 lower. Below
normal supplies at mid-week stimulated trading
and prices strengthened, but not sufficiently
to offset the early week declines. Cows were
mostly steady, except 500 lower at St. Louis
and St. Paul. Bulls closed fully steady and
vealers strong to $1.00 higher. A slight in-
crease was noted in the supply of short-fed
slaughter steers and heifers,with loadlots
grading better than average-Choice scarce at
most markets and consequently such kinds found
the most dependable demand. Cows comprised 12
percent of the twelve market receipts, com-
pared 11 percent the previous week. Feeder
cattle and calves made up 24 percent of the run.
Slaughter steers: In Chicago fifteen
loads Prime 1200-1575# brought $52.25-52.50
with bulk high-Choice and Prime 1150-1400# go-
ing from $51.00-52.00. Bulk Choice over the
area $28.00-30.00 with loadlots over 1200# up
to $51.00 in Chicago. Good brought $25.50-
27.50; Standard and low-Good $23.00-25.25.
Slaughter heifers: In Chicago' few loads
high-Choice and Prime 975-1050# cashed at
$29.50 with one load Prime 1060# $30.00. Bulk
Choice over the area brought $27.00-29.00;
Good $23.50-27.00; Standard and low-Good
$21.00-24.00.
Cows: Utility and Commercial closed at
$13.50-16.00, few head to $16.50; Canner and
Cutter largely $11.00-14.00.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Marketing of
feeder cattle and calves were fairly liberal as
November drew to a close. Fully 6,000 Canadians
were included in receipts at Sioux City and a


sizeable percent of the feeder classes at St.
Paul were of Canadian origin. Good and Choice
grades made up a large percent of the over-all
supplies at terminal markets. In fairly active
trading prices generally were well maintained
on a steady basis. At Kansas City calves
closed steady to 50# lower but other classes
on that market sold steady to 250 higher. At
Fort Worth prices were 50#-$2.00 higher and at
Oklahoma City and Wichita ruled steady to 500
higher. Although slaughter steer and heifer
prices weakened somewhat this week, prices
still were $53.00-4.00 higher than a year ago
and at levels encouraging to feeder buyers. In
addition the need for cattle to glean stalk
fields,and in some areas desire for cattle to
graze wheat pastures, gave further impetus to
the good demand which has characterized trading
throughout the season.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#,
largely $24.00-27.50, few Good down to $23.00.
Few loads Choice 800-875# $27.75-28.25; Choice
1000-1025# $26.25-26.50. Few sales Choice 550-
661# $30.00-30.50, other Choice and mixed Good
and Choice 550-750# ranged $25.50-29.50. Medium
to average-Good 550-750# sold $20.00-25.00.
Feeder heifers: Few loads Choice and
mixed-Choice and Fancy 550-675# $26.75-27.00;
bulk Good and Choice 550-750# $23.00-26.50, few
partly fattened 750-800# $25.00-25.50.
Feeder calves: Many Choice 3500-500#
steers $51.75-56.00; few loads Choice and
mixed Choice and Fancy $536.50-58.00, one load
347# $59.00. Good and Choice steer calves
ranged $25.00-52.00. Choice 300-500# heifers
largely $28.00-50.00, few loads $50.50-51.00
and two loads Choice 368-452# $32.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Supplies at
twelve leading terminals at 415,000 head, was
largest volume in a year and an increase of
more than 100,000 over the previous week when
there was a holiday. This large movement,
along with lower prices for pork products,
spelled sharply lower prices for hogs. Down-
turns on barrows and gilts as a rule measured
500-$1.00, although St. Joseph and Kansas
City reported instances of only 250 downturns.
Sows generally were 500-$1.00 lower, Omaha re-
porting extremes of $1.25 and Sioux City as
much as $1.50. Along with the increase in re-
ceipts, tonnage was enlarged by heavier aver-
age weights at some points. Supplies were pre-
dominantly No. 1-5 grades weighing 210-250#
but there was a substantial rise in No. 2-5
grade hogs weighing 250-300#. Sows comprised
11 percent of the 8 market receipts.
Barrows and gilts: At the close U. S.
1-2, 190-230# sold at $17.00-17.50, at eastern
Corn Belt markets and $16.35-16.75 in the
western part of the area. At eastern Corn
Belt markets closing sales No. 1-5, 180-240#










were at $16.25-17.00, mostly $16.50-17.00 with
240-500# at $14.50-16.25. In the western part
of the area No. 1-5, 180-240# brought $16.00-
16.50, few down to $15.75.
Sows: At the close No. 1-3, 270-400#
brought $13.50-15.00, with 400-500# of No. 2-5
grade at $12.50-14.25.
Feeder pigs were steady to 250 lower at
Sioux City and mostly 500 lower at St. Paul.
Choice 130-160# at Sioux City sold at $14.50-
15.75, and Choice 120-160# at St. Paul brought
$15.00-15.50.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota receipts
totaled 571,000 compared with 337,000 in the
holiday shortened period last week and 397,000
in the full marketing week a year earlier. U.
S. 1-3 200-250# butchers comprised bulk of re-
ceipts with some increase in heavier weights.
Sows estimated 9 percent of receipts. Prices
bent downward on most days with a slow whole-
sale pork trade a bearish influence. For the
week, barrows and gilts 40-500 lower. Sows
under 400# 40-50# lower, heavier weights 50-
75# lower.
Barrows and6 gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-3
200-240#, $15.50-16.25, small volume No. 1-2
$16.25-16.50.
Sows: U. S. 1-5 270-400#, $15.50-15.00,
few No. 1-2 270-500#, $15.00-15.55; No. 2-3
400-550# $12.00-14.15.
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled
110,700, compared 115,900 last week and 96,600
a year ago. Demand fair. For the week,barrows
and gilts sold 25-50# lower, most decline on
weights over 230#. Sows closed 25-75# off.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-3,
190-2503 $16.00-16.75, mostly $16.25-16.65;
No. 1-2 200-220# $16.75-17.25; No. 1-5 180-
190# 250-250# $15.50-16.25.
Sows: U. S. 1-2, 280-330# $14.50-15.00,
few $15.75. No. 1-3 300-400# $15.50-14.50;
No. 2-5 400-500# $12.50-13.50; No. 2-5 500-
600# $11.75-12.50.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the major
terminals totaled 104,000 head compared with
78,000 during the holiday shortened period last
week, and 127,000 last year. Dull demand and
sharply lower dressed lamb prices influenced
lower live prices. Slaughter lambs closed 50#-
$1.00 lower, however, St. Joseph held steady and
Fort Worth was steady to $1.00 higher. Slaugh-
ter ewes were steady to 25# higher. Feeder
lambs sold steady to 500 higher.
Wooled slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
80-115# $18.00-20.50, with 94-112# at Denver
at $20.80-21.10, and at St. Joseph 80-105#
$20.50-22.00 early in week. Choice, and mixed
Good and Choice 70-115# $17.00-20.00, while
Choice to $20.70 at Denver.
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime
No. 2 to fall shorn pelts 85-110# $17.50-20.25,
latter price at St. Joseph for fall shorn pelts.
Choice and mixed Good and Choice 75-119# $16.50-
19.75, No. 1 pelts 91-105# $20.00-20.20 at
Denver.


Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
shorn $3.50-7.50, few to $8.00 at St. Joseph.
Feeder lambs: At Denver Fancy 65-97#
$19.20-20.05. At other markets Choice to Fancy
50-90# $16.00-19.25, mostly $17.00-19.00; Good
and Choice 40-85# $13.50-18.00.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
ceipts totaled 20,700 head, compared with
14,200 during the holiday shortened period last
week and 25,100 a year ago. Lower dressed larb
prices proved to be a bearish influence in the
live market and slaughter lambs sold steady to
50# lower with most decline on Choice and Prime
grades. The scant supply of slaughter ewes
sold mostly steady.
Slaughter lambs: Most Choice and Prime
85-110# wooled and No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
delivered $18.00-18.50 late, few lots high-
yielding $18.75-19.00. Good and Choice $16.00-
18.00. Choice and Prime No. 1 to full wooled
with specified weighing conditions $19.00-
20.00, load wooled with guaranteed yield
$20.25 early.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
shorn $5.00-5.50, mostly $5.50-5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers fairly active,
strong to 50# higher with most sales calling
for late December through February delivery.
Feeder cattle limited, prices strong to 50#
higher. Slaughter lambs steady in California
and steady to 25# higher in Utah. Note: Unless
otherwise stated, all sales for delivery
within 10 days.
Slaughter steers: California, Arizona and
Utah, 280 Choice 1050# $28.00; 15,550 mostly
Choice 900-1175# $26.75-27.75 current through
March; 6,900 Good and Choice 900-1175# $26.00-
26.75 current through March; 8,400 mostly Good
900-1175# $25.00-26.50 current through March;
2,600 Standard and Good 800-1050# $24.50-25.50;
1,500 mostly Standard 900-1100# $25.50-24.50.
Slaughter heifers: California and
Arizona, 220 Choice 850-875# $26.75; 3,500
Choice 750-1000# $25.50-26.50 current through
February; 550 Good and Choice 840-1000#
$25.00-25.50. Utah, 45 Choice 947# $26.85;
40 Good and Choice 875# $25.60. Note: Unless
otherwise stated, slaughter cattle net weight
f.o.b. feedlot after 4 or 5 percent shrink.
Feeder cattle: Steers, 100 Good and
Choice 335# calves $28.50 after overnight
stand; 1,300 mostly Good 625-945# $24.75-
25.00 partly fattened; 220 Good 650-675#
$25.00 off green chop with 4 percent shrink;
1,100 mostly Good 750-800# $24.50 with 4 per-
cent shrink. Heifers, 100 Choice 600-625#
$24.00. Mixed steers and heifers: 650 Choice
540-475# calves, steers $28.00-29.50, heifers
$26.00-27.50. Note: Unless otherwise stated,
sales feeders net weight after none to 5 per-
cent shrink depending on distance to weighing
point.









Slaughter lambs: California and Utah -
350 Choice and Prime 102# wooled $20.50; 8,800
Choice 98-107# No. 1 to fall shorn $19.50-
20.00. Choice 95-100# shearing lambs $19.50.
Note: Unless otherwise stated, lambs overnight
stand or 4 percent shrink.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading slow, slaughter
steers sold steady to.weak, heifers steady to
25# lower. Feeder cattle steady. Confirmed
sales slaughter lambs early in the period
steady, but no test of late trading available.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 1,650 Choice
1025-1200# $29.00-30.00, 120 reached $50.15;
500 high-Good and Choice 1400-1450# $28.50;
500 mixed Good and Choice 1000-1175# $28.00-
29.00.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 4,100 Choice
875-1000# $28.25-28.85, liberal share $28.50-
28.75; 550 mixed Good and Choice 850-975#
$27.25-28.25. All slaughter cattle delivered
to packing plants with 4 percent shrink. 750
Choice 975-1025# $28.00-28.60 f.o.b. feedlot
with 4 percent shrink.
Feeders: Kansas, 440 mostly Choice 775-
800# steers $25.50; 200 Choice 750# mixed
steers and heifers $25.00, January delivery.
Colorado, 250 Good and Choice 650-775# steers
$24.00-26.00; 675 Choice 400-460# caves,
steers $30.00-52.00, heifers $27.50-50.50.
All feeder cattle and calves sold with none to
3 percent shrink, depending on distance to
weighing point.
Sheep and lambs: Colorado, Choice and
Prime wooled slaughter lambs 95-110# $20.50-
21.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers steady, instances 25#
higher, feeders steady. Slaughter lambs
steady to mostly 50f higher; slaughter ewes
strong to mostly $1.00 higher; feeder lambs
active, steady to 500 higher.
Slaughter cattle: 3 loads Choice, 1100-
1225# steers $27.50-28.25; 26 loads Good and
Choice 950-1150# $26.00-27.50; bulk Good 800-
1050# $24.25-26.25. 40 loads mostly Good, 625-
950# heifers $24.00-25.75; 12 loads Good 600-
700? $25.25.
Feeders: 170 Good and mostly Choice 550-
750# steers $24.00-25.75; 165 Medium and most-
ly Good 700-750# $22.00-25.00; 350 Good and
Choice 450-525# $27.00; 500 mostly Good 575-
450# steers $25.50-26.00. Around 150 mostly
Good 425-450# heifers $24.15-24.25; 1,950
Medium and mostly Good 350-450# $22.50-25.50.
Sheep: 7,100 Good and mostly Choice 81-
95# slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $17.00-
17.75; 1,500 Choice, few Prime, 92-95# with
No. 1 pelts $17.75-18.50.
Feeder lambs: 4,000 Good and Choice 60-
80# $15.00-16.50 including 300 shorn No. 1-2
pelts at $15.00.
Amarillo Area Trading on slaughter


steers and heifers slow, steers steady to 50#
higher; heifers steady to 250 higher. Prices
on feeders holding fully steady to strong.
Slaughter cattle: 145 Good, few Choice
1000# steers $27.00; 50 Standard 700# $23.50;
550 Good and Choice 875-950# heifers $26.75-
27.00; 400 Good, 650-850# $25.00-25.25.
Feeders: 100 Good and Choice 500# $28.00;
190 Medium and Good 460# $23.50; January-March
delivery: 1,030 Choice and Fancy 650-800#
$26.50-27.00; 1,500 mixed Good and Choice 650-
800# $24.50-25.50; 590 Good 575-600# $25.50;
500 Choice 550-650 heifers $25.00; 200 Choice
650# $25.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter cattle
active, firm, some sales heifers 50# higher.
Feeders steady to strong. Slaughter lambs
steady, some sales 500 higher. Slaughter
cattle f.o.b. feedlot 4 percent shrink unless
otherwise stated.
Slaughter steers: Washington, 980 mostly
Choice 1000-1150# $27.25-28.00; 180 Good and
Choice 1050-1800# $26.75-27.00; 250 Standard
and Good 1100-1200# $25.00-25.75. Oregon, 70
Choice 1100-1150# $28.25 delivered.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, 120 Choice
900# $26.50 f.o.b; 555 mostly Choice 825-900#
$25.50-26.00 f.o.b. Oregon, 55 mostly Choice
850# $26.50 delivered guaranteed 60 percent
yield; 270 Choice 875# $26.00-26.25 f.o.b.
Feederst Washington, 500 Choice 380-590#
$28.00; 235 Choice 836-1000# steers $24.50,
heaviest f.o.b. 4 percent shrink and 10# dock.
Slaughter lambs: Washington, 900 Choice
wooled and shorn No. 1 to fall pelts 90-102#
$18.50-19.65; 840 Choice 105-110# wooled and
shorn $18.25-19.25; 150 Choice and Fancy feed-
ers 85# $16.50. Oregon, 350 Choice 100-105#
No. 5 pelts delivered $19.75-20.50; 150 Choice
95-94# fall pelts $19.25 delivered. 2,500
Choice and Fancy feeders 95# $18.75.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Trading
slow, feeder cattle and calves steady; slaughter
lambs 50# lower, feeder lambs and ewes steady.
Unless otherwise stated, all sales f.o.b. ranch
5 percent shrink on feeder cattle and calves and
sheep and lambs 4 percent.
Slaughter steers: Montana, 200 Choice
1250-1500# for January 1 delivery $26.00 with 5
percent shrink.
Feeder calves: Montana and Wyoming, 400
Choice and Fancy 400-450# calves, steers $50.00-
51.00, heifers $28.00-29.00.
Stock cows: Montana, total of 400 mostly
Choice 3-6-year-olds $200.00-220.00 per head.
Slaughter lambs: Wyoming, 2,000 mostly
Choice 100-110# late last week: Wooled lambs
$20.00 delivered to midwest packing plant;
shorn lambs, with No. 2 pelts, $19.00 delivered.
Feeders: Montana, 500 Choice 87# ewe lambs
$18.00. Wyoming: 1,000 Choice and Fancy 70-90#
$17.50, overnight stand.
Breeding ewes: Montana, 900 Good quality
aged ewes $7.50 per head.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S Cattle 1 -Calves 1 g 1Shee a labs
Market : Dec. 1 Dec. 2 : Dec. 1 Dec. 2 s Dec. 1 Dec. 2 t Dec. 1 s Dec. 2
1962 1 1961 I 1962 1961 : 1962 1961 $ 1962 1961
Chicago ....... 29,-232 33, 324 162 413 48,-550 40,854 4,-648 7, 524
Denver ........ 6,659 8,773 761 930 7,346 6,239 7,814 17,884
Fort Worth .... 4,655 7,687 1,409 1,485 1,365 1,299 11,267 9,837
Indianapolis .. 6,840 6,878 426 399 29,476 30,163 5,007 3,015
Kansas City ... 17,077 20,083 1,789 1,793 19,763 20,940 4,025 5,607
Oklahoma City 8,138 9,448 2,458 2,491 3,433 5,860 975 1,336
Omaha ......... 37,256 37,503 2,416 2,159 67,712 62,556 11,791 14,028
St. Joseph .... 14,022 15,556 604 685 31,763 35,782 5,757 8,298
St. Louis NSI 15,014 13,336 1,454 1,704 57,441 56,752 6,213 6,581
Sioux City .... 50,756 34,521 11,228 6,251 56,616 60,063 7,658 11,513
Sioux Falls ... 11,801 11,860 789 516 27,030 50,227 15,498 15,541
So. St. Paul .. 25,855 26,326 10,729 11,319 64,253 72,655 25,794 26,717
Total ....... 205,303 225,295 54,225 30,123 414,746 421,388 104,425 127,481-
Nov. 24 1962 185,854 35,289 312,697 78,391
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 1, 1962 Nov. 24, 1962 Dec. 2, 1961
Hogs ...... 571,000 337,000 397,000
Sheep ..... 20,700 14,200 25,100
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 110,700 115,900 96,600
-------------------------..- -1-- ---- -- -------
-FEEDER CATTLE AVERAGE COST WEIHTAND NUMBER
s Week ended i Month -
t Nov.29 i Nov.22 i'Nov.750 Oct. i Oct. -
S-1962 1962 1961 1962 : 1961 -
Steers 1001 up ......... 516 144 506 1,499 2,021
901-1000 ......... 1,236 1,252 1,755 6,194 9,740
801-900 .......... 5,214 2,823 4,006 16,986 23,175
701-800 .......... 4,542 4,951 4,355 40,795 49,428
501-700 .......... 8,259 9,902 8,389 84,292 87,051
Total steers 10 markets.... 17,767 19,052 19,011 149,764 171,415
Av. wt. .... 722# 703# 732# 692# 706#
Av. cost* .... $25.69 $26.00 $23.54 $25.67 $23.28
4 Chicago ...... 25.46 24.45 23.57 25.86 23.13
" Kansas City... 25.92 26.08 25.02 25.38 22.97
" "n Omaha ........ 26.51 27.87 24.18 26.85 24.57
" S. St. Paul... 21.60 22.37 20.70 23.84 21.40
9 U Sioux City.... 27.02 27.24 24.52 26.63 24.06
" Denver ....... 26.71 26.83 23.48 25.81 25.92
U Ft. Worth .... 25.44 23.81 21.71 24.20 22.01
Oklahoma City. 26.09 24.90 23.11 24.17 22.14
S S. St. Joseph. 24.57 24.74 22.65 24.49 22.52
St. Louis NSY. 23.90 24.52 21.89 23.98 21.51
Total calves 10 markets.. 26,570 58,309 18,586 168,246 154,446
heifers .... 4,655 4,507 3,144 31,939 29,540
cows .... 2,193 2,662 2,921 7,216 9,341
Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
Week ended hi-tKan hS. St. S iSioutxS.St.'Indian- Den- s Ft. Okla. Wich-s San
Week ended a osas :Omaoha: _Louis: a
cago;C ti Joseph, NST City 2Paul ,apolis ver Warth 'City itsa Antonio
---- ------ ------------ I I -
Feeders
Nov. 530, 1962 2 49 19 12 15 36 10 10 35 80 68 60 75
Nov. 25, 1962 2 50 18 9 15 58 10 10 40 80 64 65 70
Dec. 1, 1961 2 46 14 12 10 28 15 12 40 70 72 55 45
Slaughter cows
Nov. 50, 1962 4 15 12 10 20 6 25 20 50 15 10 15 12
Nov. 25, 1962 4 15 8 9 18 6 20 20 30 15 12 14 15
Dec. 1, 1961 4 10 11 10 15 6 20 14 20 15 12 15 20








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/
Pber of head percent of total : Average weight Average price in
N by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ----------- -
Week ended
: v.No 2'5 :Nov. 0: Nov. 29 : Nov. 50 : Nov. 29 : Nov. 50 Nov. 29 Nov. ?30
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


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.....


2,142 5,289
14,542 14,959
35,711 5,124
564 580

228 259
21,187 24,211

165 332 5
6,227 7,959
5,622 6,560
787 925
97 115
12,896 15,689
-445
7,388 8,795
3,781 4,628
261 600
56 278
11,466 14,744

42 4
1,607 1,465
2,852 3,487
515 544

98 473
4,914 5,975
j- -- -------

7 12
871 902
2,240 2,582
378 912

106 108
3,602 4,516


-- 47
2,682 3,042
5,224 5,069
409 476
-- 59
6,315 6,673


CHICAGO
10.1 13.6 1,243
68.6 61.8 1,152
17.5 21.2 1,100
2.7 2.4 1,009

1.1 1.0 1,055
1,147
~----_ ---AHA--------
OMAHA
1.5 2.1 1,232
48.3 50.7 1,103
43.6 40.6 1,102
6.1 5.9 1,114
.7 .7 1,005
1,104


1,242
1,161
1,078
1,041
-
1,076
1,151

1,185
1,155
1,087
1,096
1,055
1,115


SIOUX CITY
-- 5 .0 -- 1,250
64.4 59.6 1,151 1,156
553.0 51.4 1,082 1,092
2.5 4.1 1,056 1,096
.5 1.9 1,158 1,076
1,112 1,155

.9 1,200 1,150
52.7 24.5 1,130 1,113
58.0 58.4 1,075 1,082
6.4 9.1 1.102 1,058

2.0 7.9 1,007 1,055
1,094 1,085


ST. LOUIS NSY
.2 .5 1,207
24.2 20.9 1,059
62.2 55.2 1,017
10.5 21.1 972

2.9 2.5 964
1,021


1,052
1,054
1,059
955

974
1,025


s. sT. -sEP
-- .7 -- 1,052
42.5 45.6 1,098 1,125
51.0 46.0 1,065 1,085
6.5 7.1 1,118 1,092
-- .6 1,078
1,082 1,102
- -IDENVER -11- --111 11-- -


51.58 27.28
29.89 26.14
28.21 24.79
25.26 22.96

22.97 20.75
29.62 25.92

"9.9- 25.86
28.54 24.82
26.8 235.67
25.57 21.55
21.79 20.07
27.47 24.16


28.65 24.98
27.20 24.05
24.52 22.49
22.70 21.05
28.06 24.56

50644 26.00
29.26 25.15
27.24 25.89
25.85 22.15

21.75 19.85
27.65 25.75


51.00 27.00
28.78 25.57
27.05 24.21
25.90 22.60

21.40 19.97
27.02 24.09


-- 26.50
28.90 24.90
26.84 25.51
22.74 21.86
-- 19.78
27.45 24.04


Prime .......... -- 26 -- 1.9 -- 1,194 -- 26.25
Choice......... 504 1,010 55.9 69.1 1,129 1,156 29.57 25.29
Good.. ....... 425 569 45.2 25.0 1,101 1,097 27.08 24.14
Standard....... 8 59 .9 2.8 1,055 1,077 22.00 21.19
Utility........ -- 18 1.2 -- 1,200 -- 20.58
All grades..... 935 1,462 1,116 1,140 28.29 24.84
S------------------------------------------Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.
VData collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
: Cattle : Calves : Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 17 ec".-tTe6.T feF.tYTec.T17fe." -2
1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961 1962 : 1961
Boston, New York City Area .... 12,096 13,156 9,571 10,469 59,053 47,158 54,295 57,503
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 9,497 9,759 1,967 1,992 51,078 55,190 4,178 4,801
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls 19,909 19,411 4,445 1,568 150,183 127,544 15,646 7,549
Chicago Area ................. 15,077 15,764 8,091 10,148 61,506 46,125 16,484 7,571
St. Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 29,564 31,651 22,507 27,148 139,591 141,496 19,581 26,541
St. Louis Area ................ 11,561 11,657 1,629 1,863 75,693 86,181 5,557 5,808
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 27,124 55,408 -- -- 154,506 158,267 12,642 15,592
Omaha Area .................... 58,765 38,217 165 115 105,820 112,660 17,485 19,671
Kansas City ................... 15,987 14,798 -- 48,798 46,932 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 35,519 55,755 10,985 11,837 346,928 570,272 35,102 44,760
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ... 6,776 6,492 3,569 3,204 56,759 54,125 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,700 10,724 3,528 4,718 355,697 29,408 -- --
St. Josph. Wichita, Okla. City. 18,015 19,774 685 1,074 58,978 61,072 7,856 10,567
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 10,068 9,770 3,903 5,628 19,291 25,447 25,884 24,567
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 22,941 23,580 101 184 19,563 16,738 45,067 45,492
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 24,997 28,854 1,700 1,266 31,738 36,557 50,109 36,616
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,868 8,773 315 256 17,541 20,196 6,552 9_096
Total ...................... 509,862 72,955 1,566,505 272,196
551,461 79,468 1,590,948 295,354

Accumulation to date ..... 15,219,592 2,886,417 5,408,212 12,546,291
15,111,254 3,045,065 52,157,711 12,931,855



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- --- -- -- -- ---- -- ---- -p, -im -- :- -- -
Beef Veal- l-excl._1lard and mutton : Total Total
Week ended Nu m- Num- .: Num- .: Num-: : meat : lard
; ber : rod : ber :rod ber bher Prod. prod. : prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1 000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 i il.1b.mil.1b .mil.1b.
231.9l lb 0 m l


Dec.
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.


1) 1962.........
24, 1962.........
10, 1962 1/......
2, 1961 /......


Percentage change from:


251.9
201.5

242.2


12.5
8.7

15.1


1,565
1,505
1,565
1,584


251.9
191.8

225.8


15.9 490.2
11.8 415.8

15.1 496.2


Nov. 24, 1962 ........ 14 15 44 44 20 21 18 18 18
Dec. 2, 1961 ........ 2 4 5 5 1 3 7 8 1
-------------------------------vfrg -----------------
: __------------Asas pg -d ^----------- 7
-Average _weght_(Ib..) -
: : : : S heep :
Week ended -iCattle Calves Hogs and hebs
SLive essed -ive --ressed. ive -------Dressed --Live lDressed.
*Live- LDressedLive LDessed. -Live *Dressed.L Live_ LDIreped:


Dec. 1, 1962.........
Nov. 24, 1962.........
Nov. 10, 1962.........
Dec. 2, 1961.........


1050
1025
1015
1050


45.6
50.8


--


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.




15.2


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.














Classification


Steers -
Prime

Choice

Good
Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


900-1100#
1100-1500
900-1100
1100-1500
900-1100



700-900#
600-800


Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


Bulls Yrlgs. 3xcl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers 500-800#
Fancy
Choice
Good

Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good

Calves -
Steer -
Fancy 500-550#
Choice "H
Good 500-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good

*Medium and Good.


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

Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. s Dec. Dec.
1 2 1 : 2 1 2 .1 2 1 2
S1962: 1961 1962 1961 1962 : 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
- -


50.70
51.68
29.55
50.55
27.70
24.95


28.20

25.78


15.62
15.56
15.65
12.18


26.95
27.52
26.12
26.12
24.50
22.45


24.90

21.52


15.68
15.02
14.02
12.50


--
29.08
29.58
26.48
25.48


27.58
25.08
21.90


16.52
15.88
15.88
12.00


25.50
25.12
24.00
21.50


24.58
25.00
20.88


16.58
15.55
14.50
12.72


18.82 17.75 17.00 18.00
18.80 19.08 17.25 18.25


25.75
22.00
19.25


25.00
23.50
20.50


22.00
20.75
18.75


24.50
22.00
19.00


29.90
50.42
28.75
29.00
26.52
24.12


27.60
24.88
22.50


16.58
14.95
15.70
12.75


18.08
17.90


25.00
25.25
21.00


26.10
26.20
25.28
25.28
25.58
21.88


24.40
22.85
20.62


16.05
15.10
15.88
12.75


17.75
17.62


29.55
29.55
26.90
--


28.15
--




15.62
14.25
12.50


25.50
25.30
25.68
21.62


25.98

20.00



15.70
14.55
15.40


--
--
28.58
28.12
26.50
22.50


26.62
25.00
20.75


-
15.00
12.50
10.58


25.88
25.50
24.50
21.75


24.12
22.75
19.75



15.00
15.00
11.75


18.75 18.75 19.00 19.00


24.00
22.25
19.75


29.50
27.50
24.50


29.00
26.50
22.50


Feeder cattle and calves


26--00


26.50
24.50


29.62
28.95
26.40


25.75
24.25


30.25
29.00
26.18


S .. 25.50 25.50 26.25
-- 25.88 20.62* 24.12


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24.55)


55.75
27.75 553.25)
28.58)


25.00


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25.62)


26.12
24.50


50.50
29.00
25.75


26.50
25.00


25.50
25.50


22.00


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HOGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
s a .' s s I 5 s a s Eight
t i Louis : Kansass I Sioux 'S. St. I S. St.sIndian-' akts.
ended iChicago: Nat'l.t City : Omaha : City 'Joseph Paul 'apolis corm-
t : Stock : t i bined
at Yards : : ta t i t


AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 1, 1962 16.67 16.45 16.17 16.17 16.01 16.15 15.99 16.92 16.28
and Nov. 24, 1962 16.80 16.75 16.29 16.32 16.25 16.28 16.21 17.10 16.48
gilts Dec. 2, 1961 16.51 16.26 15.72 15.69 15.60 15.71 15.44 16.62 15.86
Dec. 1, 1962 15.52 14.09 14.35 14.00 13.87 14.09 13.80 14.08 15.92
Sows Nov. 24, 1962 14.10 14.55 14.57 14.41 14.59 14.50 14.15 14.58 14.56
Dec. 2, 1961 13.45 13.72 15.79 13.65 15.49 15.74 15.58 15.80 15.61
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 1, 1962 255 231 242 243 242 256 252 252 236
and Nov. 24, 1962 252 228 240 259 239 2553 228 228 255
gilts Dec. 2, 1961 231 225 250 255 256 229 252 227 251
Dec. 1, 1962 454 435 444 441 455 425 425 467 458
Sows Nov. 24, 1962 444 451 428 444 436 422 412 457 454
Dec. 2. 1961 445 435 417 457 456 404 428 474 436
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 1, 1962 58364 48987 17652 56597 48350 27609 49245 25279 512081
and Nov. 24, 1962 25501 42541 14855 45089 54190 25501 52545 20127 258349
gilts Dec. 2, 1961 31512 49357 18444 52745 52741 51474 52612 24022 512907
Dec. 1, 1962 4353 4864 1666 8035 58355 2916 8030 3304 59001
Sows Nov. 24, 1962 5018 3967 1195 5802 4565 2261 5292 5007 28905
Dec. 2, 1961 3628 4516 1803 6754 5115 2959 6182 3655 54368


SOws -


Percentage of total


Dec. 1, 1962 10 9 9 12 11 10 14 12
Nov. 24, 1962 11 8 7 11 11 9 14 15
Dec. 2, 1961 10 8 9 11 9 9 11 13
I/ Weighted average.


11
11
10


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM, 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended I Hog products I/ Hog prices / Gross spread
e -d -- or margin 5/
Dec. 1, 1962 ............ $18.35 $17.05 $1.30
Nov. 24, 1962 ............ 18.48 17.32 1.16
Dec. 2, 1961 ............ 18.18 16.64 1.54
l/ 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.
V/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

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

Dec. 1, 1962 .......... 16.67 107.7 15.5
Nov. 24, 1962 .......... 16.80 108.0 15.6
Dec. 2, 1961 .......... 16.51 110.8 14.7
!/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading was slow in the Boston wool market as
supplies were limited. Demand continued good for
combing wools and prices were steady to firm.
Small lots of woolen wools and noils sold steady.
Activity in the Territory states and Texas was
very slow and trading was limited in the native
states as supplies were scarce.
Midweek cables from Australia showed prices
firm with Japan and the Continent active and
Great Britain supporting. The Cape markets were
very strong due to a shortage of combing wools
and an upward trend for short wools, with France,
the United States and England dominating. The
New Zealand markets were strong while the South
American markets remained dormant.
Fleece Wools Good length medium grade
lambs wool bulk 56/58s sold at 900 clean basis.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French
combing and staple California wool sold at $1.30
clean basis on a core test.
Texas Wools Activity in Texas was very
dull with only small lots of fall wool moved
around 980-$1.00 clean basis, delivered East.
Mohair Sales of mohair were insufficient
to estUalish quotations.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign wools
remained slow. A greasy shorn Australian 60/64s
fleece wool sold for shipment around $1.19 clean
basis, American yield, duty paid while a greasy
B,A. November clip for combing use sold for ship-
ment around 660 clean basis, in bond. Cabled re-
ports at week's end follow with combing wools
converted to clean U.S. oil-combed yields and
short wools to scouring yields, in bond.
Australia
Oil-combed
62 -$1.18
78 1.16
78A 1.12
452 1.05
455 .97
454 .95
455 .88
New Zealand
Oil-combed
86 880
95 860
854 853
100 800
107 770
114 760
128 750
South Africa
Scoured Yields
22 -$1.14
27 1.04
28 .99
52 .97
55 .95


South Africa
Oil-combed
7 -$1.24
8 1.25
12 1.19
47 1.25
48 1.21
52 1.17
55 1.16
17 1.15
Montevideo Super Skirted Wools -
60/64s $1.05-1.07, 60s 990-$1.01, 60/58s 970-980,
58/56s 950-960, 56/50s 920-940.
Carpet Wools Occasional small lots of car-
pet wools for sampling purposes were sold this
week. Greasy Buenos Aires Nov. 2nd clip wools
were offered around 660/670, fleeces around 670/
68, a cordoba blend at 66 and 56/40s lambs wool
around 650. Greasy New Zealand carpet fleeces
at 74-0, early shorn wool at 74 and 702/5
crutchings at 650, all clean wool fibers present
for immediate shipment. Approximately 5,598
bales of Pakistan/India carpet wools including
1,164 Afghanistan wools will be offered at Liver-
pool on December 5.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic Scoured Pulled Foreign
56/58s 2-3" 1t.stain 90o N.Z. 50s 2-S" choice
Scoured Shorn Domestic White $1.11/1.12
Bulk 58s 2-3" It.stain Scoured Shorn Foreign
and gray 800 Bulk 56s Aust. ave.stain
pieces 900
Noils
Clear 70s Aust.nobles 95- Def.64s Aust.Schlums
Clear 64s Aust.nobles 860/870 520
Good style 64s Aust.nobles 824 Clear 62s B.A.
Clear 58/60s Aust.nobles 820 Schlums 570
Super clear 70s Aust.Schlums 720
Wool Tops Trading was moderately active
this week as prices held stable. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.97 $1.97 N
64s 1.84 1.82 N
62s 1.77 1.77 N
60s 1.70 1.67 N
58/60s 1.62 1.62 N
Oil-combed Territory
58/60s $1.60 $1.60
56s -- 1.56 N
50/56s 1.50 1.54 N
Fleece

$1.54 N
1.52 N
(N Nominal)
CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS November 29,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.691B
March wool tops 1.685B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool $1.513B
March wool 1.284T
64s grade 2" average stretched length











WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady
to $1.00 lower; cow beef weak to $1.00 lower;
veal and calf steady to $2.00 higher with sales
at New York steady to strong. Lamb prices were
steady to $2.00 lower, mostly $1.00 off. Pork
loins were steady to $3.50 lower; Boston butts
$1.00-4.00 lower; spareribs and fresh skinned
hams steady to $1.00 higher. However, all pork
was steady to $2.00 higher at Baltimore.
Kosher dressed steer forequarters sold
$1.00-1.50 lower. Kosher lamb, veal and calf
sold steady.
Supplies of fresh meat were mostly normal,
except lamb above normal at Washington, while
veal and calf was slightly below normal at some
points. Beef was moderately active at the
several markets, but chucks were generally slow
moving and sold lower for the second consecutive
week. Hinds, rounds and ribs moved quite readi-
ly. Veal and calf was active over all with good
outlet for carcasses and cuts. Demand for lamb
was only fair, except fairly broad at Baltimore.
Pork moved well at Baltimore. However, at other
centers Boston butts were draggy, spareribs and
fresh skinned hams fairly active, loins rather
slow. There was a small carry-over of beef and
lamb at New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold steady
to 500 lower, veal $1.00 higher, lamb steady,
pork loins 8-16# $2.50-3.00 lower, Boston butts
4-8# $3.50 lower, spareribs 3# down 500-$1.00
higher.
Fresh meat in about normal volume for the
period. Steer and heifer beef graded mostly Good
and Choice, lamb largely Choice.
Carcass beef trade was a dull affair on
each session. Arm and squarecut chucks and loins
were slow with chucks lower compared to closing
sales the previous week. Rounds and particularly
ribs enjoyed good clearance but very little price
change took place. Veal trade was moderately
active, all grades and weights advancing. Car-
cass lamb and all primal cuts were generally in
fair demand, although forequarter meat slowed
somewhat late. Spareribs fairly active, pork
loins and butts slow, loins following lower trend
on each session, current quotations lowest since
the last week in May.


PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer, heifer
and cow beef sold steady to 500 higher.
Calf and veal were steady to $1.00 higher
in California, veal $1.00-2.00 higher in the
Portland-Seattle area. Lamb was steady to
$1.00 lower in California, mostly steady in
the Northwest. Fresh pork sold steady to
$3.00 lower with most downturn in Portland
and Seattle, loins $1.00-3.00 lower in those
areas. Cured pork was mostly steady except
smoked hams $1.00-2.00 higher and sliced
bacon steady to $2.00 lower in the Northwest.
Normal supplies of most meats were
generally adequate for a fairly good demand.
Demand for beef cuts centered mainly on
loins, rounds and chucks except in Los An-
geles where ribs had brisk movement.


CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW


CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was rather poor and
trading slow on steer and heifer beef. Im-
proved demand late in the week erased part
of the early decline. Supplies were normal.
Steer beef sold 500-$2.00 lower, mostly 500
to $1.00 lower with Choice grade showing the
most decline. Heifer beef was 50#-$1.50
lower, mostly 500 to $1.00 off. Cow beef
was steady to 750 higher. Clearance was
incomplete at some shipping centers.
Fully normal supplies of lamb met rather
poor demand and trading was slow as prices
declined sharply. Carcass lamb sold from
$1.00-3.00 lower with some carcasses weighing
over 55# $5.00 lower at Denver. Clearance
was nearly complete.
Supplies of pork products were liberal
and trading was slow under only fair demand.
Pork loins sold from $2.50-3.50 lower with
the extreme $4.00 lower at Philadelphia.
Pork butts sold $1.50-3.50 lower, mostly
around $2.00 off. Fresh hams were steady to
$1.00 lower at Chicago but steady to $1.00
higher at Omaha and Philadelphia. Pork car-
casses at New York and Philadelphia sold
steady to 250 lower. Clearance was near
complete on pork products.









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

cation New York : Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification :-: : _
:Dec. 1 : Dec. 2 : Dec. 1 : Dec. 2 : Dec. 1 : Dec. 2 : Dec. 1 : Dec. 2
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600o#
600-700


51.50
48.75
49.50
46.50
47.00


Good 500-600 --
Veal -
Prime 90-120# 60.00
Choice 90-120 49.00
Good 90-120 46.50
Lamb -
Prime 45-55# 45.00
Choice 45-65 45.00
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-14 45.50
Butts 4-8 55.80
Spareribs 5# down 58.50
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16# 49.25
Fully cooked 10-14# 51.25
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots) 48.50
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8# 55.00
Lard, 1# carton 14.25


44.50
44.00
45.50
42.50
45.00


59.00
50.50
44.50


47.58
47.44
46.00
46.00

46.00
46.00
44.50

55.75
50.25
45.75


42.25
41.50
41.00
41.00

40.75
40.75
39.50

55.12
48.25
45.75


44.88
45.75
45.62
42.75

45.00
42.75
41.75



56.00


40.88
59.62
59.62
38.62

39.75
59.25
38.00



52.25


44.75
45.25
42.50
42.00

45.50
43.19


40.06
58.40
59.25
58.50

59.88
39.06
--


41.00 41.88 59.50 42.62 57.50 45.58 58.75
41.00 41.88 59.50 42.62 37.50 45.58 58.75


45.60
34.50
58.50

48.50
50.00


41.62
52.38
36.62


41.19
51.75
34.00


49.75
41.00
42.00


47.75
39.22
40.75


-- -- 55.50 52.00
57.00 55.50 -- --


44.12
57.51
58.50


45.75
56.62
55.62


51.00 46.88


51.00 50.00 50.00 51.50 51.00 47.50 49.75

52.50 57.00 55.00 55.00 54.00 54.25 55.62
14.75 15.25 14.62 18.00 17.50 16.50 16.94


BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS EEUK ENDED NOVEMBER 50, 1962
~ 7 7~ ~ : ~ "p' .Be a- -- a _r -edside` red- ~- -
Classification P ri e lald FrO. B. s dhIvdlg-a
Choice 600-700# 45.00-45.50 4400-44.50 44.50-45. 0 460-4750 46.50-47.
Choice 600-700# 45.00-45.50 44.00-44.50 44.50-45.00 46.50-47.50 46.50-47.00


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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


Choice


Fresh pork -


45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
42.50-43.50
45.00-44.00
45.00-44.00

44.50
44.50
42.50-45.00
42.50-45.00

27.50-28.50
27.50-28.00

58.00-59.00
58.00-59.00
57.00
58.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
37.00


44.00-44.50
44.00-44.50

41.00-43.00
41.00-43.00

45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
41.25-41.50
41.5U-41.50

28.50


37.00-58.50
57.00-58.50
36.00-57.00
57.00-58.50
57.00-58.50
56.00-57.00


44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00

45.00-44.00
42.00-45.00

45.50-45.75
45.50-45.75
41.75-42.25
41.75-42.25

27.25-27.50
27.00-27.50




57.50
57.50
56.50


47.00-47.50
47.00-47.50
45.50-46.50
45.50-46.50
45.50-46.50


46.50-47.00
46.50-47.50

44.00-46.00
44.00-46.00

45.50-46.00
45.50-46.00


-- 28.00-50.25
-- 27.75-28.25


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


59.50-40.50
59.50-40.00
58.50-39.00
59.50-40.50
59.50-40.00
38.50-39.00


Loins 8-12# 58.00-38.50 -- 57.25-37.75 58.50-59.00


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

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


its -


45#


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








AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AN


Commodity and unit


Prices received by farm
Hogs
All beef cattle


Cows
Steers and hei
Calves
Sheep
Lambs
Wool 2/
Corn
Oats
Barley
Hay, all baled
Cottonseed


-fers


Hog-corn price ratio 3/ -
United States
N. Central States
Iowa


: Nov.
: 15
: 1962


iers -
'er cwt. Dol. 16.20
" 21.80
" 13.60
" 25.40
" 25.20
" 5.92
" 17.80
?er lb. .448
?er bu. .938
" .6553
" .898
" ton 21.00
" 48.10


Bushel 17.53
17.9
18.8


Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 -
All farm products
Feed grains and hay
Meat animals
Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes and wage rates


100)
245
147
314


507


Oct.
15
1962


16.40
21.70
14.00
24.60
25.20
5.79
17.80
.445
1.02
.616
.889
20.530
47.80


16.1
16.6
16.5


245
152
314


507


Sept.
15
1962


18.20
22.00
14.80
24.80
25.50
5.90
18.60
.447
1.04
.604
.888
20.20
47.50


17.5
18.3
18.8


250
154
326


307


Nov.
15
1961

15.70
20.10
15.80
22.80
25.70
5.15
15.00
.40
.95
.64
1.00
20.50
52.40


16.7
17.3
17.7


259
149
295


: Average
: Jan. 1957-
: Dec. 1959


17.30
20.60
15.10
25.10
25.50
6.48
19.90
9 .458
8 1.10
3 .622
.892
19.10
47.60
Nov. av.
1951-60
14.2
14.6


1957-59
242
159
508


1947-49
501 250


I/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
2/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment. Monthly average.
X/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.


EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
: Adjusted Effective parity prices 5/
Commodity and unit : base : _based_on datJaf r_ -
_prices 2/ : NOv ._1962 _Oct,1962 :_ _Nov, 196


D WOOL I/


I]
I=


- - -


Hogs
Beef cattle
Calves
Lambs
Wool
Corn
Oats
Barley
Cottonseed


7.09
7.75
8.58
7.98
4/ .241
S.526
.276
.415
4/ 20.60


21.80
25.70
26.50
24.50
.740
1.61
.847
1.27
65.20


21.80
25.70
26.50
24.50
.740
1.61
.847
1.27
65.20


21.50
25.70
26.20
25.20
.749
1.62
.840
1.25
62.60


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I/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 501 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1958 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949,
1954, and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1952-December 1961 average, (in-
cluding an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments
resulting from price support operations) by dividing by 247 percent (the 120-month average
of the Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed
loans and other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
53/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for
months indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the
following calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1952-61 (including an
allowance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments result-
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CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION 2/

Number( (22 omitted) Percent
Oct. : Sept. : Oct. : Oct. Oct. Sep Oct.: Oct.
1962 : 1962 : 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1962 1962 : 1961
Cattle:
Steers ................... 956 847 9,758 952 49.5 51.2 57.0 52.4
Heifers .................. 469 419 5,692 425 24.7 25.5 21.6 25.5
Cows .................. 475 371 5,471 422 24.9 22.4 20.5 25.2
Bulls and stags ......... 21 18 191 20 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
Total 2/.................. 1,899 1,655 17,092 1,817 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners and Cutters 3/... 224 185 1,631 214 11.8 11.2 9.5 11.8

Hogst
Sows ..................... 498 579 4,612 448 7.5 8.0 8.5 7.2
Barrows and gilts ........ 6,111 4,3554 50,455 5,750 92.0 91.5 91.0 92.4
Stags and.boars ......... 55 24 595 25 .5 .5 .7 .4
Total 2/ ................. 6,642 4,737 55,440 6,225 100.0 100.0 100.'0 100.0

Sheep and lambs:
Lambs and yearlings....... 1,545 1,147 11,617 1,275 91.4 90.2 95.9 90.3
Sheep .................... 127 125 761 137 8.6 9.8 6.1 9.7
Total 2/ ................. 1,472 1,272 12,578 1,412 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

-- Based on reports from packers. 2/ Totals based on rounded numbers.
5/ Included in cattle classification.


CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY COOPERATING PACKERS

Hogs Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month : slaughtered under "" - -
Federal inspection : Firms Head Barrows Gilts
: i reporting Head :
Number Number Number Percent Percent
Oct. 1962 ............. 6,645,000 21 805,000 51.80 48.20
Sept. 1962 ............. 4,737,000 22 721,000 51.54 48.66
Oct. 1961 ............. 6,225,000 25 1,130,000 54.99 45.01




PERCENTAGE- DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION

7- T and: Canners a
Steers : Heifers : Cows Bulls and: Cutters,
Region : ----------a classes
:Oct. Oct. 0Oct. Oct. :Oct. Oct. :Oct. Oct. : Oct. Oct.
:1962 :1961 :1962 :1961 :1962 :1961 :1962 :1961 : 1962 : 1961
Pct. Pct. Pct. get. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct.
N. Atlantic States ......... 59.8 66.3 1.5 1.5 38.0 51.1 .7 1.1 10.7 6.9
S. Atlantic States ......... 46.7 40.5 5.9 6.1 44.8 50.3 2.6 5.1 18.8 50.6
N. C. States-Eastern ....... 43.7 53.1 18.5 14.2 56.4 50.9 1.6 1.8 14.8 15.5
N. C. States-N. Western ..... 55.4 54.0 31.3 30.7 14.5 14.6 .8 .7 5.6 6.9
N. C. States-S. Western ..... 52.4 60.5 20.7 21.0 26.3 17.7 .6 .8 16.5 9.2
S. Central States ........... 28.8 32.4 15.5 14.2 55.8 51.2 2.1 2.2 54.6 51.2
Mountain States ............ 31.3 55.1 50.5 48.1 17.4 16.1 .8 .7 6.1 4.5
Pacific States ............. 68.0 64.8 15.0 14.5 17.9 19.2 1.1 1.5 3.7 6.0








UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
----------------------- ------------ -----------
I 2 Percentage
October January-October :OctI 1962 of
: : : : Oct. : 5-yr.
s 1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961 : 1961 : Oct. av.
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)
Cattle ................. 1,898 1,817 17,091 16,696 104 110
Calves ................. 517 511 4,142 4,120 101 93
Hogs .................... 6,643 6,223 55,440 53,568 107 110
Sheep & lambs .......... 1,472 1,412 12,378 12,699 104 117
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 1,006.2 1,032.8 1,026.0 1,042.7 97 99
Calves ................. 198.9 199.9 207.2 212.1 99 96
Hogs ................... 237.9 234.8 241.1 240.0 101 102
Sheep & lambs .......... 95.5 95.8 97.4 98.2 100 100
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pounds)
Cattle ................. 23.32 20.96 22.82 21.38 111 111
Calves ................. 23.12 21.81 24.45 23.23 106 112
Hogs ................... 17.12 16.79 16.68 17.09 102 104
Sheep & lambs .......... 18.14 15.27 17.91 15.91 119 103
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle ................. 57.1 57.7 57.7 58.0 -- -
Calves ... .. ......... 56.6 56.2 56.6 56.5 -- -
Hogs I/................ 76.7 76.53 76.7 76.6 -- -
Sheep"& lambs .......... 48.2 47.8 48.8 48.8 --
Lard per 100# .......... 12.7 15.1 12.9 15.5 -- -
Lard per animal ........ 30.3 30.8 31.0 32.5 -- -
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 574.5 595.9 591.6 605.1 -- --
Steers 2/............... 633.1 660.0 -
Heifers-2/.............. 548.8 555.6 -- -- -
Cows 2/.................. 482.9 486.5 -- -- --
Calve ................. 112.6 112.3 117.2 119.5 --
Hogs ................... 182.5 179.2 185.0 183.8 -- -
Sheep & lambs .......... 46.0 45.8 47.5 47.9 -- -
Condemnations: 3/ (number of head)
Cattle .......7......... 6,229 6,585 49,314 50,089 -- -
Calves ................. 1,704 1,770 15,384 14,581 -- -
Hogs ................... 8,397 8,164 96,503 96,805 --
Sheep & lambs .......... 8,978 9,415 63,601 70,925 -- -
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (thousands of pounds)
Beef ................... 1,087,107 1,078,869 10,081,292 10,072,732 101 110
Veal ................... 58,010 57,219 483,834 490,801 101 90
Pork (carcass wt.) ..... 1,210,797 1,115,685 10,240,978 9,830,504 109 115
Lamb & mutton .......... 67,282 64,224 584,833 605,003 105 116
Total 4/ ............... 2,423,196 2,515,995 21,590,958 20,998,841 105 111
Pork, excl. lard ....... 935,960 850,727 7,888,937 7,451,818 110 115
Lard production 5/...... 201,159 191,677 1,714,728 1,736,655 105 106
Rendered _pork faf ...... 8,552 7,289 75,618 71,687 114 106
1/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
F/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded numbers. 5/ Includes rendered pork fat.
ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION BY WEEKS OCT. 1962
S Cttl l "Ca-lves o gs" ~ S ep"and-laims Lar
Week :Num- 2 Av.t: Num-I Av. : ~Num- : Av. Num- : Av. Total *Yield :
ended ber : dr.:Prod.: ber : dr. Prod.:ber -dr.I/:Prod..ber I dr. :Prod.tmeat : per IProd.
-t., ,1 _1Z 1 Id._ l
1962 1000 lb. mil.lb.l000 lb. mil.lb.1000 lb. mil.lb.l000 lb. mil.lb.mil.lb. lb. rdl.lb.
Oct. 6 395 574 226.8 115 110 12.7 1424 139 198.4 320 45 14.5 452.4 12.5 42.2
15 412 569 234.4 112 111 12.4 1564 140 191.4 311 45 14.1 452.53 11.8 38.4
20 422 569 240.1 110 111 12.2 1475 140 206.7 331 45 15.0 474.0 15.1 45.8
27 425 575 244.4 109 114 12.4 1538 141 217.3 327 46 15.2 489.5 12.4 45.4
Nov. 3 412 575 236.9 115 117 15.4 1425 145 203.8 295 46 13.7 467.8 14.3 48.9

I/ Excludes lard.







COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, OCTOBER 1962 2/


Cattle
-^ -- -- --- -- --- -- --_ ---- --- ---*
Month and :Federally Other Av.
period *inspected corn- Total live
: mercial. weight
Thousand head Pounds
October 1962 ..... 1,898.5 557.4 2,455.9 986
October 1961 ..... 1,817.1 506.8 2,525.9 1,007
Jan.-Oct. 1962 2/. 17,090.6 4,860.1 21,950.7 1,004
Jan.-Oct. 1961 2/. 16,695.5 4,776.7 21,472.2 1,016


Hogs
October 1962 ... 6,642.9 1,057.6
October 1961 ..... 6,222.9 1,052.6
Jan.-Oct. 1962 2/. 55,440.1 9,482.6
Jan.-Oct. 1961 2/. 55,567.7 9,649.5


7,700.5
7,275.5
64,922.7
65,217.2


Calves

Federally Other : Av.
inspected com- Total live
mercial weight,
Thousand head Pounds
516.9 246.0 762.9 217
511.5 241.8 755.1 217
4,142.4 2,051.5 6,195.7 225
4,120.4 2,270.6 6,391.0 225


: Sheep and lambs
256 1,471.6 210.1 1,681.7 96
255 1,411.7 202.2 1,615.9 96
239 12,377.9 1,821.9 14,199.8 97
258 12,699.2 1,807.4 14,506.6 98


1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.
COMMERCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, OCTOBER 1962 1/

period : : : : and mutton : meat l : Lard

Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil.lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb.
October 1962 ... 1,3558 95 1,080 77 2,608 224
October 1961 ... 1,556 91 995 73 2,495 215
Jan.-Oct. 1962 4/ 12,576 785 9,167 670 25,196 1,9530
Jan.-Oct. 1961 12,524 806 8,746 691 22,767 1,956

1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
7/ Includes rendered pork fat. 4/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded data.

Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS--BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/


Beef
Grade - -
: Oct. : Oct. :
: 1962 : 1961


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


Thous. pounds
21,504 27,499
452,679 439,152
136,289 130,628
14,817 17,610
5,130 3,816
24,087 26,467
1,145 7,123
641 219


Veal and calf : Lamb and mutton
Oct. OT ct. : Oct. Oct.
1962 : 1961 1962 : 1961
Thous. pounds Thous. pounds
54 66 3,590 3,010
1,831 2,245 29,279 26,153
11,759 12,030 831 1,070
1,729 1,743 -- -

63 107 1,775 2,243


2 3 13 --


Total ............. 2/ 656,091


652,513 15,418 16,193 35,487


32,477


Bull and stag beef .. 791 647
All other meats
and lard .......... 36,781 32,194

1/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading
or acceptance.
2/ Includes 17,766,675 pounds Beef Dual Graded.
















Quality :
Grade : "
SPounds
Pounds


BEEF-DUAL GRADED AS COMPLYING WITH SPECIFICATIONS
BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OCTOBER 1962


YIELD GRADE
2 5 4 5 : 6 Total
Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds


Prime ..... -- 19,695 150,149 61,710 5,585 1,500 218,259

Choice .... 12,208 2,209,198 7,539,067 1,724,886 107,564 15,535 11,608,258

Good ...... 39,757 2,020,108 2,875,475 197,552 13,075 700 5,146,667

Standard .. 11,664 292,275 210,083 10,565 750 -- 525,137

Commercial. 4,300 45,245 82,431 31,416 11,000 1,600 175,992

Utility ... 6,000 47,750 38,230 400 -- 92,380

Cutter .... -

Canner .... -- -- -- -

Total .... 73,929 4,654,271 10,875,435 2,026,529 137,574 19,135 17,766,675











RETAIL SALES VALUE COMPARISONS OF 600-POUND CHOICE GRADE BEEF CARCASSES*

OCTOBER 1962

High Intermediate Low

Percentage of carcass weight in retail cuts ...... 78.S9 74.3% 69.7%

Retail sales value per cwt. of carcass ........... $70.58 $66.74 $63.10

*These values reflect differences in the percentage of retail cuts from carcasses within
the Choice grade. The high and low groups do not represent extremes, but rather are
intended to represent carcasses typical of the upper and lower thirds of the total range
in retail cut yields encountered in 600-pound Choice grade carcasses. Values are calcu-
lated from prices furnished to the Marketing Economics Division of the Economic Research
Service by a large number of selected retailers throughout the country.




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


Classification :Chicago: Omaha :Kansas Fort ;Denver Ogden North
City Worth : Portland
- -- -- - -


SLAUGHTER
Prime

Choice

Good


LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110#
Dec. 1, 1962 20.45
Dec. 2, 1961 16.98
Dec. 1, 1962 19.55
Dec. 2, 1961 16.42
Dec. 1, 1962 17.25
Dec. 2, 1961 15.02


-- 19.92
16.90 16.85
19.40 19.05
15.95 16.25
18.45 18.12
14.82 15.50


-- 17.49
17.75 19.90
15.75 16.58
16.75 18.45
15.00 15.59


20.25
16.75
19.75
16.12
4I--
~.18.92
15.12


19.62
15.75
19.25
15.50

14.50


EWES: (Wooled) 90-150#


Good
Good & Ch.
Utility
Cull & Util.
Cull

FEEDER LAMBS:
Fancy
Choice
Good & Ch.
Good


Dec. 1, 1962 5.20 5.00 4.50
Dec. 2, 1961 5.10 4.72 4.50
Dec. 1, 196 2 50 ." "5.'"
Dec. 2, 1961 5.00 4.60 4.00
Dec. I, 1962 4.55 4.00 4.25

(Wooled) 60-80#
Dec. 1, 1962 -- 18.50 --
Dec. 1, 1962 -- 17.00 --
Dec. 2, 1961 -- 13.75 -
Dec. 1, 1962 -- 15.00 --


6.75 7.18*
6.25* 6.46*


6.50 5.58
5.50* 4.50


5 M.50 "-675*' 975i" ". -
5.50* 5.52* 4.25* 4.00


5.50 5.70*


15.12
11.75


19.62
18.49
15.42


12.25 16.58


4.62 5.58

19.00 17.82
18.50 17.25
15.75 12.75

17.50 --


*Shorn basis.