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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTUI
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF I
WASHINGTON 28, D.


Vol. 30, No. 51


December 18, 1962


Week ended December 15


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

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

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

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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


General price declines were recorded on
most classes of livestock. Slaughter steers
and heifers sold steady to 50f lower, except
500$1.25 off at Chicago on steers. Increased
marketing and lower prices in the wholesale
trade were factors influencing the lower live
prices. The number of slaughter steers and
heifers sold out of first hands at the seven
markets totaled 114,000 head, the largest
volume since mid-May but was nearly 12,000 head
short of a year ago. The average weight at the
seven markets was 1115#, 21# below last year.
Cows generally sold steady to 500 lower. Season-
ally moderate supplies of feeder cattle and
calves moved at steady to $1.00 lower prices.
Prices of barrows and gilts were for the most
part 25-750 lower, exceptions were St. Louis
and Indianapolis where prices were steady to
250 higher. Slaughter lambs sold steady to
$1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Prices on
slaughter steers and heifers worked lower for
the fourth consecutive week in response to in-
creased marketing and lower prices in the
dressed trade. Also, the first major snow
storm of the season throughout the northeastern
section of the country hampered movement of
livestock into that area and this curtailed de-
mand at some points. Slaughter steers closed
steady to 500 lower, except 500-$1.25 lower at
Chicago with the bulk of the decline at that
market coming on expanded Friday receipts.
Heifers sold steady to 500 lower. Cows were
uneven, mostly steady to 500 lower, except
strong to 500 higher at St. Paul where this
class made up 20 percent of the receipts. Bulls
sold firm and vealers mostly $1.00 higher. The
average price on all slaughter steers at the
seven markets was $27.75 compared $27.96 the
previous week and $25.08 a year ago. Bulk of
the slaughter run at most points was comprised
of Good to average-Choice steers and heifers.
Slaughter steers: In Chicago fully two
dozen loads Prime 1175-1375# brought $31.75-
32.25, but nothing exceeded $31.50 late with a
couple of loads Prime 1200-1250# on the close
at $30.50. Late bulk high-Choice and Prime
1150-1375# $30.00-31.25. Over the area high-
Choice and Prime 1100-1350# brought $29.75-
30.00, bulk Choice $27.50-29.50; Good $25.00-
27.25; Standard and low-Good $22.00-25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Bulk Choice $26.50-
28.50, few loads high-Choice and Prime 1000-
1100# $29.00-29.50; Good $23.00-27.00;
Standard and low-Good $20.50-23.25.
Cows: Utility and Commercial closed at
$13.50-15.50, few $16.00; Canner and Cutter
$10.50-13.75.
FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Reduced receipts
of feeder cattle and calves at terminal markets


heralded the completion of large volume fall
marketing for the 1962 season. Although a
good many shipments could have been classified
as of a clean-up variety, quality as a whole
did not vary appreciably from the previous week.
Good and Choice grades predominated and at
several markets supplies continued to include a
few shipments of high-Choice and Fancy calves.
Trading at most markets was slower than most
weeks earlier this season and prices ruled un-
evenly steady to $1.00 lower. Calves generally
showed more weakness than did yearlings and
two-year-olds. Snow and unusually cold weather
for mid-December engulfed a fairly large part
of the country and was a factor in slowing out-
let.
Feeder steers: Bulk Good and Choice 800-
1050# $24.00-27.00, few loads $27.25-27.75.
Several loads Choice 925-975# included at
$27.00-27.25 but relatively few over 900# ex-
ceeded $26.50. At Sioux City fleshy 1020#
cashed at $25.00. Scattered shipments Choice
and mixed Choice and Fancy 525-6504# $29.25-
51.00, two-loads 540-585# $32.50. Bulk Good
and Choice 550-750# $25.00-29.00. Medium and
mixed Medium and Good 550-750# $20.00-25.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 515-725#
$23.00-27.75; majority $23.50-26.75; one
load Choice 575# $29.00.
Feeder calves: Choice and Fancy 300-525#
steers $29.00-56.00; Fancy 498# included at
$35.00. Good and mixed Good and Choice steer
calves ranged $25.00-31.50. Two loads Choice
and Fancy 390-410#, heifers $52.50-3355.00 and
load Choice 509# $34.00. Other 300-500Q Good
and Choice heifers $23.00-30.50.

HOGS Terminal Markets Supplies at the
twelve markets numbered 551,000 head, a de-
crease of 44,000 from the previous week but com-
parable to a year ago. However, this reduction
from the previous week failed to offset the
bearishness of a sharply lower dressed pork
trade. A factor in the reduction of supplies
at most centers was the sub-zero temperatures
near mid-week. When compared to the previous
week, prices for barrows and gilts were some-
-what uneven, generally 25-750 lower at the
western Corn Belt centers but steady to 250
higher at Indianapolis and St. Louis where
snow and ice, along with the low mercury read-
ings, sharply curtailed receipts. Sows sold
steady. Offerings of barrows and gilts weigh-
ing 240-260# continued liberal and some further
widening of the price spread between these
heavier butchers and the lighter hogs occurred.
Sows comprised 11 percent of the 8 market
total.
Barrows and gilts: At the close, U. S.
1-2, 190-2350/ at eastern Corn Belt markets
brought $17.00-17.75, mostly $17.00-17.50; No.
1-3, 180-220# $16.50-17.25, 220-240# $16.00-








$16.75. In the western part of the area No. brought $17.00-20.00; Good and Choice 40-82#
1-2 180-230# brought $16.25-16.75; No. 1-3 sold from $13.50-18.50.
190-240# $15.75-16.25. Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
Sows: At the close U. S. 1-5, 270-330# ceipts totaled 15,600 head, compared with
$14.00-14.50, 3550-400# $153.50-14.25. U. S. 18,400 the previous week and 21,500 last year.
2-3, 400-55C0 $12.75-15.75. Lower carcass lamb prices had a bearish effect
Beee-r pigs were steady at both St. Paul upon the live market and slaughter lambs closed
and Sioux. City. Choice 120-160# at St. Paul steady to 500 lower, even though receipts were
brought $15.50-16.00 and Good and Choice 150- reduced slightly. Slaughter ewes sold steady.
160# at Sioux City cashed at $14.50-16.00. Slaughter lambs: On Friday, Choice and
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re- Prime 85-110# wooled and No. 2 to fall shorn
ceipts totaled 3550,000 head, compared with pelts at plants $17.50-18.50; Good and Choice
438,000 the previous week and 345,000 last $16.00-18.00. During the week, several lots
year. Despite smaller receipts, demand was Choice and Prime with stipulated weighing condi-
only fair and prices worked lower under influ- tions $18.75-19.50.
ence of lower dressed pork prices. Compared Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
with previous Friday barrows and gilts 180- shorn $3.00-5.50.
240# closed 25-500 lower, heavier butchers
55-650 lower; sows 40-500 lower. Sows con- RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES
prised around 9 percent of receipts.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-5 ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
200-230#, including few 190-200# and 230-240# Slaughter steers, heifers and feeders fairly
$15.25-16.00 with No. 1-2 $16.00-16.40. active, steady. Slaughter lambs slow, mostly
Sows: U. S. 1-3 270-400# $12.75-14.25, steady, instances 25-500 lower in Utah.
few mostly No. 1 270-3500 $14.25-14.50; No. Slaughter steers: California, Arizona and
2-3 400-550# $11.25-13.15. Utah, 80 Choice 925-950# $28.50; 7,900 mostly
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled Choice 900-1200# $27.00-28.00 current through
112,500 head compared 135,500 last week and February; 19,000 mostly Choice 950-1125#
112,100 a year ago. Receipts largely 200-240, $26.25-27.00 current through March; 6,400 most-
barrows and gilts. Sows comprised 6 percent of ly Good 925-1200# $25.00-26.25 current through
supply. For the week, barrows and gilts sold February; 2,600 Standard and Good 950-1150#
mostly steady. Sows closed steady to 25# lower. $24.50-25.00 current through February.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-5 Slaughter heifers: California-Arizona-
190-230# $16.00-16.75; No. 1-2 200-220# $16.75- Utah, 120 Choice 960# $27.00 in California for
17.10; No. 1-3 180-190/ and 225-240# $15.50- January delivery; 3,500 mostly Choice 800-950#
16.00; No. 2-3 240-26Q# $15.00-15.75. $25.50-26.00 current through March 1; 1,200
Sows: U. S. 1-2 270-330# $13.75-14.25; Good and Choice 825-900# $25.25-25.75 current
No. 1-3 300-400# $12.75-13.75; No. 2-3 400-500# through February. Note: Unless otherwise
12.00-13.00; No. 2-3 500-600# $11.00-12.00. stated, all slaughter cattle net weight f.o.b.
feedlot after 4 or 5 percent shrink.
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 Feeders: 850 mostly Choice 1000# $27.00-
markets totaled 101,000 head, compared with 27.50 with 50-80-90 day feed; 220 Good and
97,000 last week and 92,000 a year ago. Slight-Choice 475-490# $27.00; 540 Good and Choice
ly expanded supplies and a bearish dressed 600-750# $25.00, 5 percent shrink; 3,000 Good
trade at the major wholesale centers tended to and Choice 550# $24.50 for April-June; 420
influence live prices. Slaughter lambs closed Choice 600-800# $25.50-26.00 delivered; 540
steady to $1.00 lower with much of the trade Good and Choice 800# $24.50. 100 Choice 400#
250 to 500 off. Slaughter ewes were steady to calves, steers $29.00, heifers $27.00; 600
500 higher with sales at Kansas City and Fort Choice 550-625#, steers $26.00-27.00, heifers
Worth 500-1.00 up. Feeder lambs were mostly $23.00-24.00. Note: Unless otherwise stated,
steady, with a few markets strong to 500 higher, all feeder cattle net weight after none to 3
Wooled slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime percent shrink depending on distance to weighing
80-115# largely $18.00-20.50, few $21.00 at point.
Indianapolis early. Choice and mixed Good and Slaughter lambs: California, 1,300 Choice
Choice 80-110# $16.00-19.50, mostly $17.00- 95-102# with No. 1 pelts $20.00. Utah, 1,800
19.00 and some Choice 86-111# $19.10-19.85 at Choice, few Prime 105-110# wooled $20.00; 800
Denver. Choice 105-112# wooled $19.25-19.50; 400 Choice
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime 118-120# $19.00.
80-108# No. 2 to fall shorn pelt lambs $18.00- Note: Unless otherwise stated, all lambs
19.65 and load No. 1 pelts $20.00 early. Choice overnight stand or 4 percent shrink.


and mixed Good and Choice 70-107# No. 1 and 2
pelts $16.00-19.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good $4.00-7.50,
small volume Utility and Good $7.60-8.50.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 60-95#


COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading active, slaughter
steers and heifers steady. Small volume feeder
cattle steady. Slaughter lambs weak to mostly
500 lower.






Slaughter steers: Colorado and Nebraska,
5,875 mostly Choice 1050-1350# $28.50-29.50;
825 high-Good and Choice 1100-1425# $27.50-
28.50; 150 Standard to mostly Good 1050-1100#
$25.75.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 3,450 mostly
Choice 860-1025# $27.90-28.50; 350 high-Good
and Choice 875-1000# $27.40-27.75; 2 loads
mostly Good 950# $26.75. All slaughter cattle
sold with 4 percent shrink and delivered to
packing plants. An additional 2,000 mostly
Choice 950-1025# $28.00-28.25 f.o.b. feedlot
with 4 percent shrink. Nebraska, 575 mostly
Choice 975-1000# $28.00-28.50, with 4 percent
shrink and delivered to Colorado packers.
Feeders: Colorado, 450 mostly Choice
calves, steers 380-490# $29.25-34.00, heifers
360-450# $26.75-30.50. Two loads Good to
mostly Choice 850-900# steers $25.75-26.50. All
sales none to 5 percent shrink, depending on
distance to weighing point.
Slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime 98-112#
wooled $19.25-20.25. Choice and Prime 100-115#
shorn lambs, No. 1-3 pelts, $18.50-19.50. All
sales 5-4 percent shrink and delivered to pack-
ing plants.


$25.75-24.50, mostly $24.00. June delivery;
1,270 Choice 650-700# $24.50-25.00. Imnidiate
delivery, 5,500 Goodjand Ghoiee mixed-steers
and heifers 5300-500# $92.00-147.50 per head;
500 Choice and Fancy 450-475# steers $52.00;
70 heifers $29.00; 105 Fancy 550# steers
$28.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON Fairly active, all
classes steady. Slaughter cattle f.o.b. 4-5
percent shrink unless stated and feeder cattle
and calves f.o.b. none to 4 percent. Most lambs
delivered.
Slaughter steers: Washington, 1,850 most.
ly Choice 1050-1150# $27.50-28.00. 45 Good 900#
$26.00. 555 Standard to mostly Good 850-O 100
$24.00-25.25. Oregon, 155 Good to mostly Choice
1065-1125# $28.00-28.65 with 105 head $28.40-
28.65 delivered. 55 Good, 1200-1250# Holsteins
$26.50 delivered.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, 160 Good
to mostly Choice 880-960# $25.75-26.00, 95
mostly Choice 900-1000# $24.50-26.00 delivered.
Feeders: Washington, 540 Good to mostly
Choice 900-950# steers started on feed de-
livered $24.50-26.00. 50 Choice and Fancy 455#
heifers $28.00 f.o.b. 5 percent shrink; 75 Good


NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA, few Choice 440# heifers $24.50. Oregon, 1350
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter Choice 85Q# steers $25.00.
steers and heifers and feeder classes fully Slaughter lambs: Oregon, 4,600 mostly
steady. Slaughter lambs active, steady to 25f Choice 95-105# $19.00-20.25. 670 wooled -95#
higher; slaughter ewes and feeder lambs steady. $20.00 f.o.b, 4 percent shrink. Washington,
Slaughter cattle: 7 loads Choice, 1050- 420 Choice and Prime 98-105# wooled and No. 2
1200# steers $27.00-28.00; 18 loads Good and pelts $19.00-19.0.
Choice 950-1150# $26.00-27.50; 48 loads mostly Feeder lambs: Oregon, 500 Choice and" Fancy
Good 875-1100# $24.75-26.50; about 20 loads 95# $18.50 delivered. 1,500 95# $18.O f.o.y,
Good and Choice 750-875# heifers $27.00, 15 Montana 5-4 percent shrink.
loads Good and Choice 725-850# $25.50-26.50; 55
loads Good 625-750# $24.50-25.50. MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Tradi~g slew,
Feeders: 1,450 mostly Good 550-725# steers slaughter steers and feeder cattle and calves
$25.25-25.00; 1,150 Medium and mostly Good 580- generally steady. Slaughter lambs steady to 250
560# steers $25.75-25.50; 80 Good and Choice lower, feeders steady. Unless otherwise stated
325-550# calves, steers $30.00 and heifers all sales for immediate delivery, f.o.b. ranch
$27.00; 925 Medium and mostly Good 365-440# or nearby weighing point, 4 percent on slaughter
heifers $25.50-24.50. cattle, 5 percent on feeder cattle and calves
Sheep: 5,200 Good and Choice 85-100# and 4 percent on lambs.
slaughter lambs with No. 1 pelts $17.50-17.75; Slaughter steers: Montana, 50 Choice 1050.
1,500 Good and mostly Choice slaughter and 1100# $27.00, 50 Good $24.00-25.00,
feeder lambs, about 55 percent slaughter lambs Feeders: Montana, 100 Choice 775-900#
$17.00; 1,650 Good and Choice 60-76# wooled steers $25.00-25.50; 2,500 high-Good and Choice
feeders $15.00-16.50. 625-650# heifers $24.50; 250 Choice 400-450#,
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle, steady; steers $50.00-52.00, heifers $28.00-30.00.
feeder cattle and calves steady, instances Stock cows: Montana, few lots totaling
strong to 500 higher. 150 Good to mostly Choice 5-7-year-old cows
Slaughter cattle: 625 mostly Choice 1050- $200.00-225.00 per head. Total of 175 Choice
1200# $27.75-28.00; 500 Good 950-1050# $25.25- bred yearling heifers $190.00-195.00.
26.80. 500 mostly Choice 950-1000# heifers Slaughter lambs: Montana, 5,000 Choice and
$27.50; 125 Good and Choice 880-900# $26.00- Prime 90-95# $18.00. Wyoming, 1,000 Choice and
26.50; 280 Good 680-900# $25.00-25.50. Prime 100-115# $19.00-20.00 delivered.
Feeders: December-January delivery: 300 Feeders: Montana, 1,000 Cho$ce and Fancy
mostly Choice 500-800# steers $27.00; April- 85-90# ewe lambs $2L5,; 450 Choice 65#_mixed
June delivery 5,250 Good and Choice 550-750# lambs $18.00, overnight stand in dry lot; 2,750
$25.00-26.00. Heifers: January-March, 1,800 Choice and Fancy 85-95# shearing lambs $17.75-
Good to mostly Choice 600-650 $24.50-25.60. 1p.00; 2,175 Choice and Fancy 95-100# $19.00
April-June, 10,100 Good and Choice 600-700# for February 1 delivery.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
2 Cattle Calves 1 --s_ I Sheep ard lambs
Market a Dec. 152 Dec. 16 s Dec. 15 5 Dec. 16 Dec. 15 2 Dec. 16 5 Dec. 15 t Dec. 16
2 1962 2 1961 s 1962 1961 1962 5 1961 1962 1961
Chicago ....... 42,903 45,385 145 217 45,162 58,640 7,075 7,280
Denver ........ 6,550 6,558 734 860 5,705 4,166 9,114 15,280
Fort Worth .... 6,167 4,465 1,865 716 1,415 1,139 9,720 4,001
Indianapolis .. 7,225 7,105 279 548 27,903 31,452 2,355 2,952
Kansas City ... 17,549 16,652 1,598 594 19,088 18,925 3,651 3,705
Oklahoma City 9,656 3,840 2,595 479 3,663 2,403 1,244 513
Omaha ......... 41,528 38,705 863 873 54,424 51,209 10,122 11,455
St. Joseph .... 17,276 15,997 398 509 29,294 50,790 5,763 5,772
St. Louis NSI 14,165 15,157 1,267 1,285 50,427 49,492 6,596 6,003
Sioux City .... 54,149 56,547 5,519 4,166 46,518 45,876 8,293 7,009
Sioux Falls ... 11,056 11,561 606 250 19,582 21,256 13,786 15,410
So. St. Paul .. 23,646 24,854 8,050 8,429 50,025 55,098 22,888 16,502
Total ...... 2531,60 222,584 23,515 18,506 351,004 350,446 100,585 91,682
Dec. 8 L1962 228,504 31,821 594,957 97,423
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 15, 1962 Dec. 8, 1962 Dec. 16, 1961
Hogs ...... 350,000 438,000 545,000
Sheep ..... 15,600 18,400 21,300


INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 112,b500 135,00 112,100
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FEEDER CATTIE: AVERAGE COST, WEIOHr, AND NUMBER
I Week ended 3 Month I Five months
Dec. 135 Dec. 6 i Dec.141 Nov. Nov. 2 July-Nov.
1962 1962 1961 2 1962 : 1961 1962 t 1961
Steers 001# up ......... 622 386 669 1,261 2,147 6,426 8,661
901-1000 *.......* 1,815 2,085 1,523 5,506 8,044 32,589 39,218
801-900 ......... 3,929 2,557 5,068 13,022 18,085 76,022 89,087
701-800 o......... 4,691 5,759 2,843 21,440 24,899 135,088 139,428
501-700 ........ 6,863 7,835 5,865 44,689 44,482 258,555 263,626
Total steers 10 markets.... 17,920 16,402 13,966 85,718 97,657 508,660 540,020
Av. vt. .... 745# 722# 744# 725# 720# 710# 712#
Av. cost*" .... $25.38 $25.79 $25.51 $24.90 $23.39 $24.96 $22.98
" Chicago ...... 24.98 25.49 22.50 25.02 23.59 25.15 22.88
" Kansas City... 25.05 25.56 23.24 25.79 25.03 24.80 22.80
" U Omaha ........ 26.16 26.79 24.12 26.97 24.51 26.30 24.15
" S. St. Paul... 25.55 21.29 21.03 22.01 20.69 22.88 20.91
- Sioux City.... 26.39 27.29 25.356 27.68 24.49 26.46 23.86
" Denver ....... 26.66 26.42 24.08 26.78 24.24 25.79 23.74
" Ft. Worth .... 24.56 26.35 22.41 24.42 21.99 25.99 21.98
" Oklahoma City. 25.51 26.10 23.89 24.93 23.03 23.92 22.00
" S. St. Joseph. 24.44 25.61 22.50 24.88 22.65 24.11 22.46
" St. Louis NSY. 24.41 24.70 22.71 24.17 22.15 25.49 21.84
Total calves 10 markets.. 21,924 26,845 15,692 159,798 141,269 496,764 453,785
" heifers .... 3,177 4,046 1,888 19,180 16,489 111,814 98,774
" cows .... 2,040 2,535 1,297 11,687 12,741 27,979 31.369


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


ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
-m m m m m m m m m m mm- -- -- --- -
w chiKan- S St St. 'Sioux S.St.Indian" Den- Ft. Okla, Wich- San
Week ended : I" ag t%'h- 1001s t I ian an- Ft. S
Week ended Joseph2 NSu City Paul ;apolis ver IWorth ;City 2ita Antonio
Feeders
Dec. 14, 1962 2 45 14 9 12 27 10 10 20 70 78 55 65
Dec. 7, 1962 1 50 16 11 14 55 15 10 20 65 75 60 75
Dec. 15, 1961 2 57 11 8 8 21 10 8 20 55 56 41 45
Slaug hter cows
Dec. 14, 1962 5 12 9 8 17 620 25 15 10 15 20
Dec. 7, 1962 5 15 11 9 15 6 20 25 40 10 9 15 15
Dec. 15, 1961 4 7 6 6 12 6 20 14 25 16 11 11 25






STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1/

Number of head Percent of total s Average weight : Average price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -- -' --- ----
s Week ended
: Dec. 1 "Dc. T4~: Dec7. T53: Dec. T14:Dec 13 : Dec. 14: Dec. 13 : Dec. 14
: 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.....


2,406 5,215 8.6
19,555 19,841 69.7
5,248 7,567 18.7
625 704 2.2
--- 2 -
225 296 .8
28,057 51,625
OMAH


9,512 10,662
8,567 8,580
701 821
409 25533
19 462 20,511

2 4-57
10,624 12,651
4,898 4,002
427 511
115 180
16L064 17,781


21
1,602
3,077
267

65
5,030


-
1,450
5,250
622

170
5,472


48.9
44.0
5.6
2.1


sYo-U-c
.0
66.1
50.5
2.7
.7


10.2 1,251
62.7 1,145
23.9 1,072
2.2 1,022
.1
.9 983
1,154
[A
2.0 1,199
52.0 1,120
40.9 1,099
4.0 1,159
1.1 1,070
1111

2.5 1,1757
71.1 1,159
22.5 1,101
2.9 1,076
1.0 1,040
1 125


-_---KANSAS CITY
55 .4 .8
1,695 51.8 26.5
5,692 61.2 57.8
786 5.5 12.3

165 1.5 2.6


6,587


48
1,480
5,057
980

102
5,667


-
26.5
59.0
11.4

3.1


1,125
1,105
1,084
1,086

976
1,089


1,085
1,017
962

1,056
1,050


.9
26.1
53.9
17.5

1.8


1,248 51.27
1,166 29.15
1,104 27.22
1,020 25.78
1,490 --
1,047 21.86
1,155 28.84


27.19
26.15
24.87
22.98
22.01
20.98
25.86


1,195 29.58 26.75
1,155 28.09 25.49
1,125 26.48 24.09
1,115 22.98 21.71
1,021 21.53 20.26
1,158 27.09 24.75

1,177 350.00 26.48
1,161 28.17 25.18
1,122 26.75 24.21
1,116 24.56 22.74
1,055 22.68 20.78
_1150 27.62 24.89

1,076 29.68 26.70
1,112 28.18 25.67
1,088 26.63 24.29
1,060 25.22 22.05

1,071 21.24 19.92
1,090 26.90 24.50
--------------
1,145 -.. 27.12
1,105 28.40 25.80
1,055 26.65 24.14
965 25.75 22.51

954 21.59 19.69
1,051 26.67 24.29
--------------


_-- --- --- m- -ST. ~ -


Prime.......... -- 58 -- .7 -- 1,100 -- 26.91
Choice...'...... 5,634 5,506 42.2 57.7 1,140 1,129 27.90 25.25
Good........... 4,398 4,916 51.1 56.0 1,084 1,096 26.42 25.86
Standard ...... 576 498 6.7 5.6 1,157 1,116 22.61 21.29
Utility ........ -- -- -
All grades..... 8,608 8,778 1,111 1,110 26.80 24.26
-----------------------------D ^^ ^^ ~~'~ ^^VER^ ^^

Prime.......... 20 -- 1.6 -- 1,159 50.25 -
Choice......... 659 1,125 52.7 69.5 1,130 1,243 29.00 25.87
Good........... 518 446 41.5 27.6 1,102 1,058 27.59 24.71
Standard....... 52 47 4.2 2.9 949 1,194 21.79 21.95
Utility........ -- -- -- -- -- -- --
All grades.**.... 1,249 1,616 1,111 1,185 28.10 25.48
------------------------------------- Data collected by -----------Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.
V/Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M, S.


S WOU-o NS?







WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
: Cattle : Calves H os 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area Dc-~19 1 cI 1Dec.9l6 Dec1.1 9 1 c5 Dec.16 1Dec.15 Dec.16
1962 s 1961 l 1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Boston, New York City Area .... 15,008 14,065
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 9,667 9,625
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 20,700 18,797
Chicago Area .................. 13,505 17,380
St. Paul- Wisec. Areas*......... 27,170 29,691
St. Louis Area .............. 11,684 11,145
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 55,800 54,962
Omaha Area .................... 40,090 40,621
Kansas City ................... 15,525 14,668
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 57,199 57,596
Lou'1l, Evan'l.Nashil. Mph's ... 5,929 6,601
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 8,664 10,645
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,176 18,567
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 9,557 7,922
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 22,448 24,906
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 27,165 24,810
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,570 8,491
Total ............ ......... 524,857
Accusation to date ..... 15,8 530,490
Accumulation to date ..... 15,864,558 5,


8,555 9,294 57,815 49,211 56,261 41,954
1,595 1,752 55,476 54,597 5,615 5,218
5,129 1,250 141,627 119,059 14,690 5,520
5,006 6,985 49,921 42,613 9,042 6,689
18,650 20,980 116,051 111,642 12,111 17,542
1,752 1,550 71,595 75,692 4,884 5,597
-- -- 122,123 119,173 11,595 11,792
175 158 89,247 80,068 12,812 14,658
-- 40,922 59,579 -- --
9,666 9,658 554,707 501,901 54,189 40,107
2,115 2,815 50,757 50,875 -- --
5,013 5,849 29,617 29,504 -- --
862 657 49,689 46,922 7,205 8,585
2,647 2,665 21,496 20,445 24,814 20,867
115 112 19,741 16,117 355,464 52,655
1,580 1,446 51,911 36,164 26,755 29,070
524 258 18,257 17,560 4,975 4,525
58,960 1,260,908 256,410
65,189 1,190,702 244,557
015,152 56,089,138 15,067,942


15,776,216 5,176,961 54,672,415
*Correction: St. Paul-Wis. Area Dec. 8, 1962, Sheep 20,614.


Week ended


15,479,174


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
-- ---_-_-- _----.-.-^-_--- --^ ]5 -- ---'-- -
Pok" : -Iam T
SBeef Veal pexcl. _larsd and mutton I Total Total
Nm- Num- Num- : meat I lard
Sbert od ber P ber t be rod. Prod. prod.
170000 mil.lb. 17 000 i.b 1m000 mlb.Ib 1000 mT.b. 06 mil.b.illb lb.'milb.


15, 1962 ,,,,....
8, 1962 ........
24, 1962 1/......
16, 1961 T/......


241.9
241.9

240.0


10.1
11.7

10.4


1,455
1,620
1,524
1,592


212.1
239.1

196.7


11.8 475.9 --
14.8 507.5 --
-- .. 45.1
12.5 459.4 42.5


Percentage change from
Dec. 8, 1962 ........ 0 0 -14 -14 -10 -11 -21 -20 -6 --
Dec. 16, 1961 ........ 5 1 6 3 5 8 5 4 4 --
----------------------------------- ---------tjb..)--------
A ~Arage _weiht_(lb ,.)) Lard

Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs indle s yield
----------- -------------_ L. per
L., _iyee_ t. De d lOO lb
Live Dressed Live Dressed Live Dressed Live -Dressed 10 b..

Dec. 15, 1962 ........ 1055 590 190 106 245 146 99 47 --
Dec. 8, 1962 ........ 1055 590 190 106 248 148 99 47 --
Nov. 24, 1962 ........ 1025 584 195 109 247 147 99 47 --
Dec. 16, 1961 ........ 1055 605 185 105 241 141 99 47 12.6

I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


Dec.
Dec.
Nov.
Dec.





CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
----- ---- ---y-- --- -- -- -------Y-- -- --------^. j ---
: : : North
Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver a Portland

Classification : Dec ec. : Dec. : Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. s Dec. *Dec. : Dec.
S15 16 15 16 15 16 15 16 15 : 16
1962 1961 1962: 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 .1962 1961
- -


Steers -


Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


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


Standard

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard

Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


700-900#
600-800


29.72
50.85
28.68
29.45
26.45
25.62


27.85

22.88


15.15
14.90
15.08
11.58


26.88
27.25
26.25
26.25
24.60
22.50


25.08

21.62


15.72
15.05
14.15
12.50


28.52
28.75
25.90
25.15


27.15
24.78
21.42


16.12
14.88
15.58
11.75


26.00
25.75
24.28
21.70


25.00
25.60
21.05


17.10
16.12
15.10
15.20


29.52
29.98
28.52
28.48
25.85
25.68


27.42
24.75
22.12


14.62
15.75
12.68
11.42


26.75
26.88
25.62
25.55
25.92
21.88


24.88
23.18
20.75


16.52
15.65
14.18
13.05


28.65
28.65
26.05
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27.78





15.25
15.75
12.00


25.85
25.85
24.10
21.62


25.12
-
20.10



16.55
15.08
14.00


w--

28.45
27.88
26.50
25.00


26.56
24.88
20.75


15.50
14.50
11.94
9.62


25.88
25.62
24.50
21.75


25.75
22.50
19.75



14.75
15.75
11.25


Bulls Yr1gs. excl.
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 "
Good 500-500#
Heifer 500-500#
Fancy
Choice
Good


19.60 18.45 16.88 18.25
19.60 19.72 17.60 18.62


25.50
22.00
19.25


25.00
25.50
20.50


22.80
21.40
19.40


25.50
25.00
20.25


18.25 18.25
18.00 18.12


25.00
25.25
21.00


18.50 18.75
18.50 18.75


24.40
22.55
19.95


19.00 20.00


51.50
29.50
25.50


50.00
27.50
25.50


Feeder cattle and calves


26.12


26.50
24.50


--
28.50
25.90


25.95
24.25


m--
29.00
26.25


26.15
24.25


29.00
25.75


26.50
25.00


25.50
25.50


22.25


- .. 25.20 25.50 26.62 24.00 26.75 24.50 --
-- .. 25.82 20.62* 24.12 20.75* 25.50 20.50* 21.50


- -
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27.08)


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28.25)


29.25)
25.50) 26.00


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296.50) 28.25
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HOGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES _/
------.------^--- 7s 7 7 "^
S $ T. s a : 2 a a Eight
I : Louis S Kansast : Sioux 'S. St. S. St.'Indian-' ikts.
Week ended :Chicago: Natl.S City : Omaha : City IJoseph Paul 'apolis com-
I : Stock 2. I bined
a a Yards : t S 1 1 l
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 15, 1962 16.40 16.51 15.88 16.05 15.85 15.97 15.75 16.48 16.08
and Dec. 8, 1962 16.49 16.59 16.07 16.06 15.92 16.14 15.95 16.65 16.19
gilts Dec. 16, 1961 16.90 17.00 16.70 16.67 16.66 16.79 16.25 17.06 16.73
Dec. 15, 1962 13.08 13.55 15.59 15.12 12.98 15.45 13.09 15.01 15.17
Sows Dec. 8, 1962 15.07 13.50 13.48 15.17 12.94 15.42 13.30 15.52 15.25
Dec. 16, 1961 15.56 13.67 15.70 15.75 15.59 15.94 13.52 15.60 15.62
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 15, 1962 251 225 256 240 240 255 228 250 253
and Dec. 8, 1962 254 250 258 243 242 256 255 252 256
gilts Dec. 16, 1961 251 222 229 255 234 225 228 227 229
Dec. 15, 1962 439 419 432 449 440 427 422 461 456
Sows Dec. 8, 1962 465 434 448 450 458 428 426 461 445
Dec. 16, 1961 459 424 456 444 434 416 421 469 456
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 15, 1962 51676 43494 16853 44973 39896 25747 37583 25642 263864
and Dec. 8, 1962 39050 51005 19579 55925 45625 26588 59748 26505 299825
gilts Dec. 16, 1961 50080 44298 17568 45701 59210 28164 41127 26158 270106
Dec. 15, 1962 5745 4296 1279 6408 4511 2511 5949 2764 51261
Sows Dec. 8, 1962 4488 5055 2079 7170 4949 2975 6011 5558 56045
Dec. 16, 1961 5125 5596 1165 5124 4594 2044 4008 5171 26625
SOWS Percentage of total
Dec. 15, 1962 11 9 7 12 10 8 14 10 11
Dec. 8, 1962 10 9 10 12 10 10 15 11 11
Dec. 16, 1961 9 8 6 10 10 7 9 11 9
1/ Weighted average.

AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products / : Hog prices Y : Gross spread
H- products _1/ o -ar-in 3/

Dec. 15, 1962 ........... $17.91 $17.02 $ .89
Dec. 8, 1962 ........... 18.44 17.00 1.44
Dec. 16 1961 ...........- 18.71 17.18 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 Jogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
-/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
t Barrows and a Corn 2/ s Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts I/ a No.5 yeTlow a price ratio
a Dollars per : Gents per a based on
: 100 pounds a bushel barrows and. gilts
Dec. 15, 1962 ........ 16.40 114.1 14.4
Dec. 8, 1962 ........ 16.49 108.9 15.1
Dec. 16, 1961 ........ 16.90 109.1 15.5

V Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


The wool trade in Boston continued dull
with only a few sales due to limited supplies.
Prices were steady to strong. Woolen wools
and noils continued to move at firm prices.
A few cars of greasy combing wools sold in
Montana and New Mexico while a small weight
of lambs wool moved in Wyoming and also in New
Mexico. Contracting of bulk medium wools was
confirmed in Idaho and a reputation clip was
contracted in Montana. There was some con-
tracting of 12 months and lambs wool in Texas.
Trading was limited in the fleece wool States.
The Crop Reporting Board of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture announced the average
price received by farmers for wool on November
15, 1962 was 44.80 per grease pound. This
compared to 44.35 for October 15, 1962 and
40.90 for November 15, 1961.
Midweek cables from Australia showed
Japan, the Continent and England active as
quotations advanced up to five percent. The
South African markets were stronger with the
Continent, and United States dominating and
some Japanese buying. Good general compe-
tition prevailed in New Zealand at stronger
prices. The Montevideo market continued firm
and Argentine carpet wools remained strong.
Fleece Wools Turnover of fleece wools
was negligible as supplies were limited.
Territory Wools About four cars of
original bag bulk half-blood wool sold last
week in Montana around $1.25 clean basis, de-
livered Boston while a small volume of lambs
wool brought 400-42# grease basis, f.o.b.
Wyoming. Original bag bulk fine 12 months
wool sold in Roswell, New Mexico at $1.30 on
a core test while bulk fine lambs wool up to
2 inches sold from 450-520 f.o.b. Country
buyers were contracting bulk medium wools in
Idaho at 520-550 to the grower while a bulk
fine reputation clip in Montana was contracted
at $1.25 on a core test for March shearing.
Texas Wools Twelve months Texas wool
was contracted this week at 600 grease basis
to the grower while lambs wool was contracted
at 550 grease basis.
Mohair Poor style adult mohair sold in
Texas at 6-1 to the warehouse while good
mohair was priced generally around 711.
Foreign Wools Turnover of spot foreign
wools was rather dull. A spot lot of greasy
Buenos Aires November second clip wool sold
for combing use around 680, clean wool fibers
present. 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.
New Zealand
Oil-combed


95 $.86
854 .83
100 .81


107 -
114 -
128 -


$.78
.78
.77


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured Yields


7 -
8 -
12 -
47 -
48 -
52 -
55 -
17 -



77
78
78A
79


$1.24 22
1.19 25
1.19 27
1.22 28
1.18 32
1.17 55
1.15 57
1.16
Australia
Oil-combed
- $1.26 422
- 1.21 425
- 1.18 424
- 1.13


- $1.09
- 1.06
- 1.04
- 1.01
- .99
- .98
- .95




- $1.12
- 1.06
- 1.01


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools
60/64s $1.06-1.08 60s $1.01-1.05
60/58s .99-1.00 58/56s- .97- .98
56/50s $.95-.96
Carpet Wools All foreign carpet wool
markets were strong. Greasy Buenos Aires
November wools were priced at 66-670, fleeces
around 690 and 36/40s lambs wool at 64-650
while a scoured November wool was offered at
680. Greasy New Zealand fleeces were quoted
at 760, early shorn wool at 750 and type
702/5 crutchings at 660. A pulled white
Aleppo carpet wool was offered at 690, all
grease wools above for shipment on a clean
wool fibers present basis.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic Scoured Pulled Foreign
56/50s 1-2" wh.$1.12 N.Z.56/58s 2-5" ch.wh.
Scoured Shorn Domestic $1.15
58s 2-3" It.stain I.Z. 50/56s 2-4" ch.wh.
$.80-.81 $1.15
Noils Scoured Shorn Foreign
Super Aust. 64/70s nobles Aust. 64s fleece wh.
$.87 $1.20-1.22
Good Aust. 64s nobles 850 Aust. 64/60s wh.
" style dom.62s 740 carding fleeces
Ave.style dom.58/60s $1.22
nobles 6# Greasy Pulled Foreign
Creamy Aust.58s nobles 770 (Clean basis, duty
Good Cape 64s schlums. 670 paid)
Dom. 64s Fr. 57-58p N.Z. 56/58s 2-3"
Stained dom. 56s French 500 ch. $1.10



CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec. 13,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.694B
March wool tops 1.694B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool $1.508T
March wool 1.300T
64s grade 2"1 average stretched length









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady
to $1.00 higher, bulk 500 up; cow beef steady to
$1.00 lower; veal steady to $3.00 higher, mostly
strong to $1.00 up; calf prices fully $2.00
higher in New York; lamb fully steady to $1.00
higher at Baltimore and Philadelphia, otherwise
steady to weak; pork loins steady to $3.00 lower
at most markets, the full decline at New York.
Prices were strong to 500 higher early in
the week for kosher steer forequartersi, but late
declines left closing sales 500-$1.50 lower for
the week. Lamb sold mostly strong to $1.00
higher and upturns of $1.00-2.00 were recorded
on veal and calf.
Supplies were normal in most areas, except
veal which held below normal over all, while
steer beef and pork was above normal at Wash-
ington. Clearance was fairly complete aside
from lamb at Washington and steer hindquarters
at New York. Steer beef was fairly active under
good demand subsequent to the initial session.
Forequarters and related cuts outsold hinds in
most instances. Ribs advanced sharply toward
the close. Veal and calf movement was quite
prompt and moderate supplies sold mostly at
higher prices. Chain buyers were aggressive for
lamb at New York, but absorbed mostly hind-
saddles and legs while foresaddles were on a
peddling basis late. Lower pork prices stimu-
lated demand, particularly at New York.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef steady to
50# lower for the week, veal fully $3.00 higher,
lamb $1.00 lower, pork loins 8-16# $2.50-3.00
lower, Boston butts 4-8# $1.50 lower, spareribs
5# down steady.
Supplies in the beef, lamb and fresh pork
divisions were normal. Largest percentage of
beef graded average-Good to Choice, all weights
in about equal volume. All weights and grades
of veal in small supply, particularly Choice
and Prime.
Carcass beef trade only moderately active.
Ribs met a good demand with all interests in the
trade and prices followed a higher trend. Rounds
generally were fairly active, loins slow.
Fairly broad outlets for chucks on.early sessions
narrowed and declines were recorded, however,
demand broadened again late. Substantial ad-
vance in the veal division mostly on the basis
of small supply, although demand was fair. A
moderately active early lamb trade slowed by
midweek. End cuts outsold ribs and loins in


the early trade; best demand centering on
hindsaddles at the close. Fresh pork
trade slow throughout, loins declined daily.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer beef sold
firm to $1.00 higher in California, most up-
turn in San Francisco, and generally steady
in the Portland-Seattle area. Heifer beef
was steady to 250 higher. The price pattern
on cow beef ranged from steady to 500 lower,
the downturn on Canner and Cutter in San
Francisco. Calf and veal sold steady to
$1.00 higher while lamb was steady to $1.00
lower. Fresh pork sold steady to $3.00
lower, most decline on loins in the Pacific
Northwest. Cured pork items were mostly
steady, except sliced bacon $1.00-2.00 lower
in Los Angeles.
Supplies of Choice steer beef and calf
were moderate. Volume of most other classes
normal except fresh pork and lamb above nor-
mal in Portland and Seattle. Influence of
the approaching holiday season was noted in
fairly broad demand for hams, beef ribs and
loins.
CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW
CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was fairly good for
fully normal supplies of steer and heifer
beef. Trading was rather slow early but
moderately active late with prices uneven
but little changed. Cow prices were also
uneven with sharp advances in some areas.
Choice steer beef was steady to 50S higher
except 25-500 lower at Chicago. Good steer
was largely steady but steady to 500 lower
at Omaha and Denver. Heifer beef sold steady
to 500 lower. Cow beef was uneven, largely
steady to 500 higher, with Canner and Cutter
$1.25-1.50 higher at Philadelphia. Clearance
was good on beef classes.
Demand was only fair for normal supplies
of carcass lamb. Trading was slow with
prices mostly $1.00-2.00 lower. Clearance
was generally complete.
Supplies of pork were fully normal and
trading was rather slow with pork loins 500-
$1.50 lower at Chicago, $1.00-3.00 lower at
Philadelphia, and $2.50-3.00 off at Omaha.
Pork butts were $2.00 lower and fresh hams
$1.00-3.00 lower. Pork carcasses sold steady
to 250 lower at Philadelphia and New York.
Clearance was generally complete on
pork products.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
: New York Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : :
:Dec. 15 Dec. 16 D Dec. 15: Dec. 16: Dec. 15: Dec. 16: Dec. 15: Dec. 16
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1961
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 52.00 44.50 -- -- -- -- -
Choice 600-700 49.25 44.50 48.00 45.50 45.38 41.75 44.75 41.25


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600


49.75
47.00
47.25


Veal -
Prime 90-120# 61.60
Choice 90-120 52.30
Good 90-120 48.60
Lamb -
Prime 45-55# 45.00
Choice 45-55 43.00
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12# 45.50
Butts 4-8 35.60
Spareribs 5# down 59.10
Hams, smk. skd. -
Cook before eating 12-16# 48.00
Fully cooked 10-14# 50.50
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots) 48.50
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8# 34.50
Lard, 1# carton 14.00


45.80
42.65
45.15


59.00
535.00
46.50


47.75
46.00
46.00

47.00
47.00
45.50

58.50
54.50
50.00


42.81
41.69
41.69

42.50
42.50
40.81

55.25
50.75
46.50


44.88
44.00
43.75

45.75
42.75
41.75



56.00


40.62
40.50
39.62

40.62
40.17
58.75



52.50


43.50
42.62
42.12

43.50
45.12


40.25
40.56
39.56

41.06
40.00


40.50 42.00 38.25 42.50 37.50 42.50 39.00
40.50 42.00 38.25 42.50 37.50 42.50 39.00


44.50
54.00
37.60

49.50
50.50


40.25
33.50
36.75


41.58
33.50
34.00


47.50
40.50
42.50


47.25
39.58
40.75


43.50
57.38
58.56


-- -- 54.00 51.50 51.00
58.25 56.50 -- -


45.50
36.50
37.00

51.00


50.50 49.00. 48.00 51.00 51.25 45.88 49.00

31.50 37.00 35.25 35.00 33.75 34.12 54.50
14.75 14.75 14.12 17.50 17.50 16.06 16.50


BULK PRICES CA)LOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DECEMBER 14, 1962
-- -P -_--P Fr- T& o 7r -- -_ dyrTd -- e11Vz q --
Classification i Pr- iej-- ae kr "ew- r l --.l a
CSer oee ere7---M ----rw1rc E 3(H-


Sheer oeez -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4
45-i
55-(
Choice 35-4
45-,
55-(
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-3


45.50-46.00
45.50-46.00
45.50-46.00
45.25-44.25
45.25-44.25
43.25-44.25

45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
43.00-45.50

27.00
27.00-27.25

37.00-58.00
57.00-58.00
36.00
37.00-58.00
37.00-38.00
36.00


44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00
44.50-45.00

41.00-43.00
41.00-43.00

43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
41.50
41.50


45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
45.00-45.50

45.00-44.00
42.00-43.00

44.25-44.75
44.25-44.75
42.50-42.75
42.50-42.75


27.50 26.00-26.25
-- 26.00-26.50


36.00-37.50
55.00-37.00
34.00-35.00
36.00-37.50
35.00-37.00
54.00-35.00


37.50
36.50-57.50
55.50-36.50


47.50-48.25
47.50-48.25
47.50-48.25
44.00-46.50
44.00-46.50
44.00-46.50


47.50-48.00
47.50-48.00
47.50-48.00
44.50-46.00
45.00-46.25
45.00-46.25


-- 46.50-47.00
-- 46.50-47.00



-- 28.00-29.00
-- 28.00-28.50


59.00-41.00
39.00-40.00
38.00-59.00
39.00-41.00
39.00-40.00
58.00-39.00


59.00-39.50
39.00-39.50
38.00
39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50
38.00


3-- 355.25-36.25


Good


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


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


its -


5#


35
55
5
55
B5


L# 56.50-57.50


- 38.00-58.50








MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
October 1962
: Fresh meats and eddible_opfal_ .d_ eats -, -
Country of origin Beef and Lamband Pork Beef Pork
S Veal Mutton

Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds


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

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


44,769,217

1,514,057




4,463,152
5,248,210
24,248,784


3,164,220

211,255
--


11,046

717,512


-- 56,475 --


2,583,714 5,228 482,025
6,396


7,206

15,561


6,596


Paraguay ............... -- -
Poland ................. -- -
Uruguay ............... --
All others ............. 2,920,576 -- 6,818
-m .-- - -m - --ma n m
Total Oct. 1962 ... 83,163,996 4,104,031 2,590,110 59,703 518,004
Oct. 1961 ... 66,721,730 2,480,171 3,488,216 148,838 615,771
Refused or condemned:


Oct. 1962 *** 272,385 96,181 27,255
Oct. 1961 *** 193,136 318 30,187

"Canned meats : : Sausage
----------------- Cooked Sausage
Country of origin : : Miscel- beef (Trichina
Beef : Pork : laneous j e treated)

Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina ......... 5,159,470 -- 25,459 297,275 --
Australia ......... -- -
Brazil ............ 951,251 -- 100,000 --
Canada ........... -- 326,314 8,387 17,395
Denmark ........... 12,840 5,354,816 700,651 151,294


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


6,864


85,480
5,071,564


4,024
159,372


10,000

General :
miscel- :
laneous :

Pounds
104,141
5,600

299,506


24,146
1,843


4,405
501
U = e = = =

Total


Pounds
3,642,818
47,939,037
1,051,231
5,445,877
6,225,997

120,856
3,239,643
4,489,759
5,248,210
24,972,692


Paraguay .......... 972,748 15,568 988,316
Poland ............ 831,508 179,441 1,010,949
Uruguay ........... 1,420,212 -- -- 1,420,212
All others ........ 2,745 364,840 79,616 65,870 2,009 35,440,474

Total Oct. 1962 6,526,110 10,054,522 1,156,950 397,275 258,548 426,824 109,236,071
Oct. 1961 8,658,848 10,655,762 1,283,948 100,500 558,100 576,293 95,288,177
Refused or condemned:
Oct. 1962 10,821 66,124 .306,276 -- 1,100 -- 784,547
Oct. 1961 124,041 23,232 74,490 40 10,209 465,954

Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse meat (in pounds) were as follows:
October 1962 Argentina 1,324,254, Canada 600,802, Mexico 578,330.
October 1961 Canada 8,386, Mexico 124,800.







COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND IARD, NOVEMBER 50, 1962

The November increase in warehouse holdings of meat and meat products of 67 million
pounds was one-fourth smaller than a year earlier, but one-fifth larger than the average.
December 1 holdings, at 456 million pounds, were 6 percent below the date last year, but
6 percent above the average. Stocks of beef on December 1 totaled 170 million pounds for
a net increase of 20 million pounds from November 1. The December 1 level was 15 percent
below holdings on the same date last year, but 2 percent above the average. Pork stocks
increased seasonally by 46 million pounds during November and totaled 207 million on
December 1. These holdings were 7 percent above the same date last year and 12 percent
above average. Frozen ham stocks, at 56 million pounds on December 1, were practically
unchanged from a month ago, but 20 percent larger than December 1, 1961 holdings. Stocks
of frozen pork bellies on December 1 totaled 54 million pounds compared with 16 million
on November 1 and 25 million pounds in storage last year on December 1.

UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOV. 50, 1962 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)

t November : November : October s November
Commodity 1957-61 av. s 1961 : 1962 : 1962

1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb.
Beef:
Frozen . 155,702 188,921 157,545 155,262
In cure and cured 11,740 12,557 12,769 17,192
Total . 167,442 201,478 150,514 170,454
Pork, frozen:
Picnics ... 6,510 8,916 -4,645 5,987
Hams . .. 50,547 29,764 56,099 56,545
Bellies . 28,059 22,825 15,865 55,526
Loins . 9,254 5,844 8,645
Jowls .. ......... 4,646 5,825 7,056
Butts ..... 5,657 2,422 5,485
Spareribs . 9,420 6,805 9,900
Trimmings . 10,555 9,041 12,688
Other pork.. .. ...... 69,275 54,523 45,751 50,662
Total . 154,589 155,558 128,275 168,272
Pork in cooler
Dry salt bellies . 8,118 5,996 5,425 6,508
Other dry salt pork 6,117 4,598 4,568 4,647
Other pork cuts 5. 5,094 29,107 25,091 27,445
Total . 49,529 59,501 52,884 58,598


Total pork .
Other meats and meat products:


183,718 195,059 161,159 206,670


Veal, frozen . 11,459 10,680 6,667 8,966
Lamb and mutton, frozen 11,605 18,579 9,615 10,978
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams . 2/(58,158 56,966 41,659 59,721
Other meats . ( 25,907 19,894 19,494
Total all meats 452,560 486,449 589,508 456,285
Lard, rendered and refined/ 81,511 84,200 72,700 4/
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork . 5,485 2,117 1,887 1,797
Beef . 2,574 2,484 1,987 1,741
I/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. V5 In dry and.
Eold 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.




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

a : : Kansas Fort : I : North
Classification :Chicago: Omaha City :Worth :Denver : Ogden : Portland

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 80-110#
Prime Dec. 15, 1962 20.00 -- 19.48 -- 19.62 19.67
Dec._ 161961 17.15 16.80 16.82 -- 17.74 16.75 16.58
Choice Dec. 15, 1962 19.10 18.82 18.65 17.50 19.50 19.25 19.58
Dec. 16, 1961 16.50 16.50 16.20 15.62 16.98 16.12 16.12
Good Dec. 15, 1962 16.95 17.75 17.58 16.50 18.25 18.90 --
Dec. 16, 1961 15.00 15.12 15.15 14.75 15.65 15.12 15.00
EWES: (Wooled) 90-150#
Good Dec. 15, 1962 5.50 5.50 5.55 7.80 7.22* 6.55 5.50
Good & Ch. Dec. 16, 1961 5.25 5.12 4.62 6.68 6.50* 5.65 4.50
Utility Dec. 15, 1962 5.75 6.05 6.50 6.80 6.85j 6.15 5.50
Cull & Util. Dec. 16, 1961 5.00 5.38 4.12 5.50* 5.50* 4.65 4.00
Cull Dec. 15, 1962 5.25 4.40 5.50 5.65 5.85* 4.62 5.25
FEEDER IAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80#
Fancy Dec. 15, 1962 -- 19.75 18.75 17.50
Choice Dec. 15, 1962 -- 14.75 18.75 18.52 16.25
Good & Ch. Dec. 16, 1961 -- 14.05 --- 11.88 15.88 15.75 15.50
Good Dec. 15, 1962 -- 12.25 16.50 17.75 --

*Shorn basis.