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ME


WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.


Vol. 50, No. 52


December 27, 1962


Week ended December 22


Page


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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special to this issue


Pig Crop Report, December 1962 . .
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned
Under Federal Inspection, Nov. 4-Dec. 1, 1962 .
United States Exports of Meats, October 1962 .
United States Exports of Livestock,, October 1962 .
Number of Cattle and Calves from Caniada and Mexico
Passed for Entry into the United States, October 1962 .


978
979
979


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989
991
991

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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter cattle prices were lower for
the fifth consecutive week even though re-
ceipts were curtailed during the pre-Christmas
week. Slaughter steers and heifers were 250
to $1.00 lower, most centers 50-750 off. The
average price of Choice steers at Chicago
during the pre-Christmas week was $28.57, com-
pared with $29.89 for the last week of November.
The average weight of slaughter steers at the
seven markets was ll141t compared with 1119# a
year ago. The trade on feeder cattle followed
the usual pre-holiday pattern for this class
with demand narrow and prices weak to 500 lower.
Hog supplies at 12 markets and in the Interior
were slightly smaller than either a week ago or
a year ago, and prices advanced 25 to 758.
Slaughter lamb supplies at 12 markets were the
smallest for a five-day period since August
and prices were steady to 500 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES The recent
downturn in cattle prices continued in full
swing during the pre-Christmas holiday week,
dropping the price level on steers and heifers
to the lowest point since mid-August. Despite
the fifth consecutive week of lower live prices
the average price on all slaughter steers at
the seven markets was j27.28, .2.51 above a
year ago. Slaughter steers and heifers closed
250-$1.00 lower, a large share 50-750 off.
Cows sold steady to $1.00 lower and bulls steady
to 500 lower. Vealers ruled steady to $1.00
lower. Contributing to the normal bearish
influence of lower wholesale dressed beef prices
was the holiday-shortened kill. Even though the
12-market receipts of 208,000 head fell 10 per-
cent short of the previous week, the run in-
cluded a slightly smaller percentage of feeders.
Bulk of the supply at most points Good to aver-
age-Choice slaughter steers and heifers with
Prime making up 8 percent of the steer run at
Chicago.
Slaughter steers: In Chicago, loadlots
mostly Prime 1175-1575,1 brought $530.00-31.25
with four loads on Monday 351.50. Over the area
loadlots mixed high-Choice and Prime 1100-1400i
cashed at J29.25-30.00 with bulk Choice $27.00-
29.00; Good j24.50-27.00.
Slaughter heifers: Loadlots high-Choice
and mixed Choice and Prime 975-11501/ cashed at
.28.50-29.00; bulk Choice $26.00-28.00; Good
$22.75-26.50.
Cows: Utility and Commercial closed at
$12.50-15.50; Canner and Cutter $10.00-15.50.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Demand for
feeder cattle and calves was somewhat abridged
and, even though supplies at terminal markets
were seasonally moderate, trading was slow at
unevenly steady to 1.00 lower prices. Prepa:-


rations for the upcoming year-end holidays
kept some buyers away from market centers and
some others apparently had elected to wait
until the expiration of the current tax year
before making additional purchases. Added to
these usual seasonal restraints on demand was
the bearish effect of material downturns in
slaughter cattle prices during the past several
weeks. However, slaughter cattle still were
substantially higher than at the close of last
year and, while the recent downturns prompted
feeder buyers to proceed rather cautiously,
there still was considerable inquiry for fleshy
cattle suitable for a short turn. in the feed-
lot. With lessened competition from slaughter
cattle buyers, feeder purchases included-moder-
ate numbers of partly-fattened 900-1050# two-
way steers for additional feeding.
Feeder steers: Bulk Good and Choice 800-
1050j/ $25.50-26.50; few loads Choice 775-850t
$27.00-27.50. Scattered shipments Choice,
fleshy 925-975;/ $26.00-26.50; at Sioux City few
Choice 1014-1056,i $25.50-26.50. However, steers
over 900'/ above $26.00 were in a decided minor-
ity and only a few over 1000# exceeded $25.50.
Good and Choice 550-750,/ $24.50-29.00, scattered
shipments Choice and mixed Choice and Fancy 550-
600-/ $29.25-32.75. Medium and mixed Medium and
Good 550-750i $19.50-25.00.
Feeder heifers: Bulk Good and Choice 525-
750# $22.00-27.00; three loads Choice 632-658#
$27.30-27.50 and two loads Choice 512-517#
$28.75.
Feeder calves: Choice 550-550 steers
largely $28.50-34.00; three loads Choice 300#
$38.00 and sizable string Choice and Fancy 545#
$33.00. Few loads Choice and mixed Choice and
Fancy 300-450f heifers $51.00-33.00; other Good
and Choice 300-500Sr heifers $25.00-30.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Higher dressed
pork prices more than offset the influence of a
moderate increase in receipts and price ad-
vances were general. Receipts at 359,000 were
2 percent above the previous week and 7 per-
cent over the same week a year ago. When com-
pared to the previous week's close, prices for
barrows and gilts were 25-500 higher, extremes
754 higher at several markets. Sows were steady
to 500 higher. Supplies of barrows and gilts
weighing over 250;/ continued liberal but price
spreads between 210-240;r hogs and these heavier
butchers did not widen further. Increased
buyer interest for these weights even narrowed
the spread at some terminals. The percentage
of sows was near normal, ranging from 8 percent
at St. Joseph and Kansas City to 15 percent at
St. Paul.
Barrows and gilts: At the close, U. S. 1-
2, 190-240,/ $16.75-17.75 with $18.25 paid at








Indianapolis. Mixed U. S. 1-5, 180-240# $16.00-
17.25, 240-270d $15.25-16.50.
Sows: At the close, U. S. 1-5, 270-550#
$14.25-14.75, 330-400# $15.75-14.50. U. S. 2-5,
400-550# $12.75-14.00.
Feeder pigs were steady at both St. Paul
and Sioux City. Choice 120-1601, brought $15.50-
16.00 at St. Paul and Good and Choice 130-160i/
ranged $14.50-16.00 at Sioux City.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
ceipts totaled 405,000 head, compared with
530,000 last week and 3558,000 a year ago. U. S.
1-5 200-250W butchers comprised bulk of receipts
with liberal showing above 220'; sows made up
about 10 percent of run. Demand improved over
previous week and barrows and gilts closed 25-
500 higher, sows were steady to 350 higher.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-5
200-250# $15.60-16.40, mostly $15.75-16.25, with


the previous week and 21,000 the same period
last year. Even though the dressed lamb trade
was lower and marketing expanded, demand im-
proved at mid-week and slaughter lambs closed
steady to 500 higher. Slaughter ewes were
scarce and also sold steady to 500 higher.
Slaughter lambs: On Friday, Choice and
mixed Choice and Prime 85-110# wooled and No.
1 to fall shorn pelt lambs at plants $17.50-
18.50, mostly $18.00-18.50; Good and Choice
sold from $16.00-18.00. During the week, con-
signments Choice and Prime wooled lambs with
stipulated weighing conditions brought $19.00-
19.25, the latter price paid late.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and
shorn $5.00-6.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


No. 1-2 $16.25-16.65. ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Sows: U. S. 1-5 270-400- $12.75-14.25, Slaughter steers and heifers moderately active
limited No. 1-2 270-500 $14.25-14.75; No. 2-5 and steady with delivery current through Feb-
400-550# $11.25-13.50. ruary, a few into March. Supply feeder cattle
Interior Illinois Receipts totaled limited, steady to strong. Slaughter lambs very
114,800 compared with 112,500 the week previous slow and about steady. Unless stated, all sales
and 98,600 the corresponding week last year. for delivery within 10 days.
Supply mostly 200-240d barrows and gilts and Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
about 5 percent sows. Late advances more than 8,500 mostly Choice 900-1200 $27.00-28,00 cur-
offset mid-week declines and barrows and gilts rent through February. About 6,500 Good/mostly
closed steady to 250 higher for the week, sows Choice 950-112511 $26.35-27.00; 5,100 mostly
mostly steady. Good 925-1150# 24.90-26.50; 1,200 Standard and
Barrows and gilts: On Friday, U. S. 1-5 Good 900-9759 $24.00-25.00, all current through
190-250;f $16.25-16.75, No. 1-2 190-230# $16.85- March delivery.
17.55. Slaughter heifers: 2,500 mostly Choice
Sows: No. 1-3 500-400# $12.75-15.75, No. 800-1000% $25.75-27.00 current through February
2-5 400-500# $11.75-12.75. 15; 500 Good and Choice 800-900# $25.50-25.75
current through January 25; 170 mostly Good
SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 markets 820-900# $24.00-25.25. California, 700
totaled 77,000 head, compared with 101,000 for mostly Good 475h# calves $26.00. Unless other-
the previous week and 93,000 for the correspond- wise stated, all slaughter steers and heifers
ing period last year. Slaughter lambs closed net weight f.o.b. feedlot after 4 or 5% shrink.
steady to 500 higher, however a few markets were Feeders: 100 Choice E.-,'.- $27.00-27.50
steady to weak on lambs grading Good to low- some delivered; 250 mostly Choice 600-650#
Choice. Slaughter ewes were steady to 500 $25.50 off pasture with 4% shrink and including
higher. Feeder lambs sold mostly steady to 500 165 head with 10% sort at $25.50; .1,000 Choice
higher except at Denver where prices were weak. 700,j $25.80; 220 Medium and Good 600-800/#
Wooled slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime $23.00-24.25 with 4% shrink current through
80-114d sold from $18.00-20.50, mostly $19.00- January delivery; 125 Good and Choice 3971#
20.25, Choice and mixed Good and Choice 70-115,; steers $51.00 with 2% shrink. 600 Choice 375-
brought $16.00-19.50, a few lots Choice at Denver 450'/ calves, steers $28.50-29.00, heifers
and Sioux City $19.90-20.00. $26.00-27.00; 150 mostly Choice 450-650f# steers
Shorn slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime 80- $26.00-27.00, heifers $24.00-25.00. Unless
111# with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $18.50-19.75. otherwise stated, all feeder cattle net weight
Choice and mixed Good and Choice 74-116fj $16.50- after none to 5% shrink depending on distance
19.50. to weighing point.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Good wooled and Slaughter lambs: California, 120 Choice
shorn with mostly fall shorn pelts $4.00-8.25, 100#1 with No. 1-2 pelts $20.25; 650 mostly
limited volume Utility and Good wooled $8.50- Choice 90-105, with No. 1 pelts $19.50-20.50.
9.00 at Denver and Fort Worth. Utah: 400 Choice, few prime 105-1101# wooled
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy natives and $20.00; 800 Choice 105-112# wooled $19.75.
westerns 60-90% $17.00-19.50. Mixed Good and Unless otherwise stated, all lambs overnight
Choice 40-901' $13.50-18.50. stand or 4% shrink.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area re-
ceipts totaled 18,000 head, compared with 15,600 COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter







cattle direct at the feedlots was slow. Slaugh-
ter steers sold 50-750 lower, slaughter heifers
steady to 250 lower and limited volume feeder
cattle mostly steady. Slaughter lambs sold
steady to mostly 250 higher.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 5,525 mostly
Choice 1050-1500r' $28.25-29.00; 200 high-Good
and Choice 1225-1500# $27.75-28.00; 200 Standard
to mostly Good 1050-1100# $25.00. All steers
with 4% shrink and delivered to packing plants.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 300 average
and high-Choice 975-1040,# $28.50, some weighed
at Denver Stockyards; 1,000 mostly Choice 900-
10001 $27.75-28.55; 550 high-Good and Choice
925-975# $27.25-27.60. Nebraska, 500 high-Good
to mostly Choice 900-975t $27.60-28.15. Most
heifers with a 4% shrink and delivered to pack-
ing plants.
Feeders: Kansas, around 450 mostly Choice
mixed yearlings for March-April delivery and 250
mostly Choice 650-775# heifers $25.00. Colorado,
500 mixed Choice calves, steers 400-425# $51.00-
55.00, heifers 575-5851i $28.50. All sales with
a none to 3% shrink, depending on distance to
weighing points.
Slaughter lambs: Sales confirmed on around
15,450 head. Colorado, Choice and Prime 95-115#
wooled slaughter lambs $19.75-20.25, Choice 100-
105' $19.50. Choice 98-1121f shorn lambs, No. 1
and 2 pelts, $18.50-19.00, few with No. 3 pelts
$18.00. Most lambs sold with a 3-4% shrink and
delivered packing plants.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers and heifers fairly active, steady to 500
lower. Feeders moderately active and steady to
weak. Slaughter lambs active, strong to 500
higher, ewes moderately active,steady to strong.
Feeder lambs fairly active steady to 500 higher.
Unless otherwise specified slaughter steers and
heifers 4% shrink f.o.b. feedlots; feeders de-
livered. Contracted cattle 3% shrink f.o.b.
ranch; slaughter and feeder lambs 3% shrink
f.o.b. ranch and feedlots.
Slaughter steers: 225 mostly Choice 1200-
1250# $28.00; 625 Good and Choice 980-1075i'
$27.00; 950 mostly Good 925-1050 !-'5.00C-26.25.
Slaughter heifers: 170 Choice 1050-1100#
$27.50; 460 mostly Good 800-950# $25.50-26.00;
950 Standard and Good 600-680#i $23.25-24.00.
Feeders: 375 Good and Choice 575-650#
steers $24.50-25.00; 225 Good 535-560# $23.50-
23.75. 100 Choice 420,i steers $50.00; 1,675
Good 365-440d heifers $23.75-24.50.
Sheep: 10,850 Good and Choice 88-1053i
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $17.50-18.00;
5,800 mostly Choice cooled feeder lambs $16.50-
17.50; 5,100 mostly Choice 75-901 fleshy feeders
No. 1 pelts $16.00-16.50; 1,500 Choice 80-85w1
fleshy feeders, No. 5 pelts $15.50.
Amarillo area: All classes steady.
Slaughter cattle 4% shrink at feedlot, usual
shrink feeders 5% f.o.b. ranch.
Slaughter cattle: 190 largely Good, Choice


end, 1100# steers $27.25. 55 mostly Choice
1050-1100# heifers $26.90; 90 Good, 900-925#
$26.00-26.25; 100 Good 715-740# $25.00-25.25.
Feeders: Steers, 510 Choice and Fancy
640-650# $27.00; 140 Good and Choice 625-650#
$25.80-26.00 delivered to feedlot. March de-
livery: 150 Choice and Fancy 475-525# $50.00;
150 Choice 600# $27.00. January-March: 150
mostly Choice 650-675# $26.50; 110 Good and
Choice 625#/ $25.00. March-April delivery:
4,600 mixed Good and Choice 550-625# $24.60-
25.00. April-June delivery: 11,500 Good and
Choice 525-675# $25.00. Heifers, January-
February: 370 mainly Choice 550-650# $25.00-
25.25. March delivery: About 5,000 Good to
mostly Choice 600-650 $24.50. April-June de-
livery: 12,000 Good and Choice 575-650#
generally $24.00.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON All classes cattle
and lambs steady except some sales slaughter
lambs in Washington 750 lower. Slaughter cat-
tle f.o.b. 4 percent shrink and current de-
livery unless stated.
Slaughter steers: Washington, 525 mostly
Choice 1050-1100# $27.00-28.00, mostly $27.00-
27.50; 730 Good to mostly Choice 1100# $27.25-
27.75 January-March delivery; 600 head expected
mostly Choice 1100-1200# May-June delivery
$26.50. Oregon, 115 Good to mostly Choice
1060-1100# $27.75-28.00; 80 Good and Choice
1037# $27.25 delivered.
Slaughter heifers: Oregon, 550 mostly
Choice 850-9001i $25.50, January-February de-
livery. 40 Choice 900# $25.00. Washington,
65 Good to mostly Choice 900-1000# $26.00
delivered.
Feeders: Washington, 300 Choice 700-750#
steers $26.00-f.o.b. 4% shrink June 1 delivery
with 50 head heavy end $25.00. 280 Good and
Choice 480-525# calves with steers $27.50-
28.00 and heifers $25.00-25.50.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon, 1,100 Choice,
few Prime 95-100 wooled and fall shorn $19.00-
19.25 delivered. Washington, 370 pool Choice
and Prime wooled 105# $18.50, fall shorn 100#
$17.50 and Good 95#' wooled $16.50.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Direct
trade extremely slow. Limited cattle sales
fully steady. Unless otherwise stated, all
sales for immediate delivery, f.o.b. ranch or
nearby weighing point, 4 percent shrink on
slaughter cattle, 3 percent on feeders.
Slaughter cattle: Montana, 40 Choice
950W heifers $27.00 with 3 percent shrink;
200 Choice steers and heifers for January-
February, 1050#1 steers $27.00, 900# heifers
$26.50.
Feeder calves: Montana, 500 Choice and
Fancy 400-450i/ for up to mid-January, steers
$30.00-52.00, heifers $29.00.
Stock cows: Montana, 200 Good and Choice
bred cows $200.00-225.00 per head. Northern
Wyoming, 50 Medium and Good cows $150.00.






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MRKEETS
S_ Cattle 1Calves Se 5 Shee- and lambs
Market s Dec. 22: Dec. 25 Dec. 22 'Dec. 25 tDec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec. 22 'Dec. 23
1962 s 1961 1962 1961 21962 1961 $ 1962 :1961
Chicago ....... 32,017 37,369 186 116 39,750 36,253 5,844 8,447
Denver ........ 6,723 6,947 402 688 6,899 5,948 8,572 10,844
Fort Worth .... 3,880 4,648 1,398 826 1,596 1,485 5,465 9,137
Indianapolis .. 7,099 6,506 305 283 31,231 26,023 2,868 2,175
Kansas City ... 17,740 19,275 1,053 892 18,105 15,935 4,087 3,969
Oklahoma City 7,092 8,387 1,698 1,552 3,401 3,765 967 1,590
Omaha ......... 39,524 38,070 711 769 57,856 53,944 6,936 11,092
St. Joseph .... 17,079 13,817 339 390 30,184 24,585 4,928 6,441
St. Louis NSr 12,919 13,159 1,715 1,573 51,465 48,657 5,440 4,002
Sioux City .... 29,541 30,716 4,075 2,615 48,063 44,813 10,570 6,293
Sioux Falls ... 11,115 9,913 661 458 20,076 20,041 11,082 13,252
So. St. Paul .. 22,793 19,292 8,413 8,752 50,442 52,637 12,649 16,072
Total ....... 207,522 208,099 20,956 18,914 359,068 3554,086 77,408 93,314
,"Dec. 15. 1962 251,650 23 515 351 04 100,585
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 22, 1962 Dec. 15, 1962 Dec. 25, 1961
Hogs ...... 405,000 330,000 338,000
Sheep ..... 18,000 15,600 21,000
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 114,800 112,500 98,600
---------------- ---------------------------------roim ___ ___
FEEDER CATTLE, AVERAGE COST WEIGH, AND NUMBER
I Week ended 1 Month I Five months
Dec. 20s Dec. 15 '"Dec. 21 Nov. ~ Nov. July-Nov.
1962 1962 2 1961 1 1962 1961 1962 l 1961


Steers 1001# up .........
901-1000 .........
801-900 .........
701-800 ..........
501-700 ..........
Total steers 10 markets....
Av. vt. e u e ....
AT. cost" ....
" Chicago ......
" Kansas City...
" n Omaha ........
" S. St. Paul...
" Sioux City....
" Denver .......
w Ft. Worth ....
" Oklahoma City.
" S. St. Joseph.
" St. Louis NST.
Total calves 10 markets..
" heifers ....
" cows ....


727
1,981
4,198
4,058
6,407
17,351
756,
$25.00
24.67
25.01
25.89
25.10
26.10
26.27
24.60
25.70
24.00
25.64
16,617
5,654
1,859


* Not adjusted for differences in


622 1,213 1,261 2,147 6,426
1,815 2,407 5,306 8,044 32,589
3,929 3,587 13,022 18,085 76,022
4,691 35,608 21,440 24,899 135,088
6,863 6,714 44,689 44,482 258,535
17,920 17,529 85,718 97,657 508,660
745# 764# 725# 720# 710#
$25.38 $25.15 $24.90 $23.59 $24.96
24.98 23.36 25.02 23.39 25.15
25.03 22.92 25.79 23.03 24.80
26.16 22.97 26.97 24.51 26.50
23.53 22.05 22.01 20.69 22.88
26.539 24.64 27.68 24.49 26.46
26.66 23.36 26.78 24.24 25.79
24.56 22.78 24.42 21.99 23.99
25.51 22.99 24.95 23.03 25.92
24.44 23.20 24.88 22.65 24.11
24.41 22.21 24.17 22.15 23.49
21,924 12,791 159,798 141,269 496,764
3,177 2,602 19,180 16,489 111,814
2,040 1,621 11,687 12,741 27,979
grade of cattle sold at each market.


ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
Week ended :Chi- Kan.s I: S ., St St. Sioux S.St. Indian- Den- Ft. :Okla. Wich- San
Week ended s agosJoseph' N tCity Paul ;apolis ;ver Worth City ita :Antonio

Feeders
Dec. 21, 1962 2 45 15 7 15 24 10 10 15 60 74 51 65
Dec. 14, 1962 2 45 14 9 12 27 10 10 20 70 78 55 65
Dec. 22, 1961 2 45 12 11 14 28 10 10 25 65 70 41 40


Dec. 21, 1962 5 12
Dec. 14, 1962 5 12
Dec. 22, 1961 4 11


9 10 18
9 8 17
9 7 12


Slaughter cows
6 20 25
6 20 20
5 20 13


25 55 9
25 15 10
25 15 11


8,661
39,218
89,087
139,428
263,626
540,020
712#
$22.98
22.88
22.80
24.15
20.91
23.86
25.74
21.98
22.00
22.46
21.84
455,785
98,774
51,369


14 20
15 20
18 25






STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1/

berofhead Percent of total : Average weight Average price in
Sby grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ---- ---- -
Week ended
Dec. -0 Dec-. -' Dec. 207: Dec. -U%- Dec. T-5 fDec.If:- ec.(: IOec'-.
1962 : 1921 : 1962 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961


Prime...e.....
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.....


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


2,039
17,745
5,289
596

174
25,843

172

8,104
8,252
517
295
17,338


8,547
4,637
421
92
13,681

153
1,908
3,252
302

46
5,521


3,045
15,534
6,560
685


7.9
68.7
20.5
2.3


CHICAGO
11.7
59.9
24.5
2.7


311 .6 1.2
25,955

235 --.-- 1.4 -
~ ~ ~ T55~ .' ~ .


7,629
7,715
671
341
16,591

61S
8,849
4,200
617
126
14,405

107
1,106
3,707
575

202
5,697


46.7
47.6
5.0
1.7


46.0
46.5
4.0
2.1


1,236
1,143
1,108
1,005

1,031
1,140

1,203
1,126
1,099
1,125
1,054


1,113
~ 's~ouThcC-----------
.- 4.3 1,1% -
61.0 61.4 1,148
355.9 29.1 1,080
3.1 4.3 1,093
.7 .9 1,063
1,122

.2 1.9 1,158


34.6
58.9
5.5

.8


19.4
65.1
10.1

3.5


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821
3,007
618

58
4,504


2
897
2,467
1,503

226
5,095


18.2
66.8
13.7

1.3


22 25 .2
3,564 2,313 40.5
4,524 3,838 51.4
695 387 7.9

8,805 6,563


155 17 8.4
1,019 779 63.1
456 629 27.0
25 38 1.5

1,615 1,463


17.6
48.4
29.5

4.5


1,107
1,053
1,107

1,067
1,075



1,075
1,012
1,000

950
1,021


1,249 50.59 27.51
1,156 28.57 26.05
1,088 26.66 24.48
1,001 23.43 22.55

1,016 21.44 20.47
1,144 28.20 25.70


1,182 28.77 26.26
1,149 27.58 25.15
1,004 25.97 23.78
1,083 22.87 21.52
1,079 21.57 19.93
1,120 26.60 24.30

"1,%- -2- f --
1,149 27.95 25.06
1,097 26.58 23.92
1,065 23.45 21.83
993 22.04 19.87
1,152 27.56 24.62

1,114 29.50 26.70
1,114 28.08 25.56
1,075 26.26 23.67
1,071 22.70 21.49

1,090 21.34 19.32
1,084 26.67 25.73


1,210 -- 27.50
1,077 28.29 25.86
1,013 26.22 24.20
970 23.07 22.48

962 20.54 19.61
1,009 26.13 25.83


.4 1,202 1,098 30.00 27.10
55.2 1,129 1,154 27.82 24.95
58.5 1,069 1,070 25.92 23.53
5.9 1,075 1,130 22.66 21.06

1,094 1,096 26.47 23.91


1.2 1,158 1,111 29.63 26.40
53.2 1,152 1,144 28.74 25.81
43.0 1,068 1,157 27.27 24.96
2.6 1,125 978 23.75 21.68

1,129 1,136 28.36 25.36


I/ Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Divisionj A. M. S.


ST. LOUIS NSY


-mmm- m------- -1 -






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


City or Area
S


Cattle Calves Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
DFec. 2T De.FS"bec_ Rn FeF. f e5".2T FeF.n3bc. 21tbecT "
1962 1961 : 1962 2 1961 : 1962 : 1961 1962 1961


Bos
Bae
Cin
Chi
St.
St.
Si
Omu
Kay
Io
Loi
Ge<
St.
Ft.
Der
Los
Poi


10,155
1,495
4,449
6,669
25,196
1,915

172

11,208
2,752
5,800
547
2,578
104
1,651
169


9,020
1,545
1,269
9,3514
27,546
1,886

165

11,965
2,750
2,992
1,180
2,845
160
1,779
302


45,455
52,495
158,375
66,294
119,951
75,215
121,154
95,926
58,846
551,185
56,505
55,159
49,568
18,652
18,567
50,065
16,242


54,252
50,719
110,845
42,784
118,469
76,494
115,157
88,157
57,486
521,091
49,602
29,258
51,979
18,595
15,151
56,554
17,802


iton, New York City Area .... 12,795 12,685
Ltimore, Philadelphia ....... 9,552 8,966
:., Cleve., Detroit, Indple 20,628 17,484
icago Area ................ 14,547 14,597
. Paul- Wisc. Areas ......... 26,985 28,226
. Louis Area ................ 10,851 10,555
oux City-So. Dakota Area .... 55,155 51,095
aha Area ..... ............. 57,929 59,744
sas City ................... 14,786 15,785
wa So. Minnesota .......... 54,059 55,656
i'l, Evan'l.Nash l. Mph's ... 5,751 6,550
orgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 8,595 8,700
* Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 19,010 18,854
. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 8,071 8,459
ver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 21,551 22,075
Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 25,250 22,566
tland, Seattle, Spokane .... 7,015 7,066
Total .................... 510,062
306,577


Accumulation to date ..... 16,174,620 5,085,790 57,396,544 15,505,145
16 0822595 3,251,475 55,886 546 15 690 45-



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
Beef_ Po :k7I- 7 Tin-
Beef Veal eexcl. lard)j and mutton : Total Total
Week ended Num- : Nm- Num- : meat lard
bert pI rod ber rod': er : Prod ber Prod : od. prod.
--ooo l^. ,ooo" m -l.-b. T,0 ---. --. T,-ooo rI. ----. F I. .


227.2
241.9

218.5


11.7
10.1

11.1


1,500
1,455
1,555
1,376


218.7
212.1

197.2


12.0 469.6 --
11.8 475.9 -
-- 50.6
10.5 457.1 42.4


Percentage change from:


)ec. 15, 1962 ......... -6 -6 16 16 3 3 2 2 -1
Dec. 23 1961 ......... 5 4 2 5 9 11 18 17 7- -

Avergrg _wegRgt_(O b)- :
T------------ -------eg_(~.,). __ _
It g : Sheep :
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs and lambs I

-------- -Live -DressedL Live LDressed1 Live L^DesdL Live Dressed -


Lard
yield
per
00 lb.


Dec. 22, 1962 ......... 1055
Dec. 15, 1962 ......... 1055
Dec. 1, 1962 ......... 1030
Dec.'23, 1961 ......... 1045


590 190 106 245 146
590 190 106 245 146
587 195 109 249 148
597 185 105 244 145


I-----/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard,
1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


--- - -4 -. -
70,638 1,307,206 257,201
74,514 1,214,155 211,276


55,520
5,552
10,944
15,674
15,015
4,696
11,895
15,719

55,698


8,078
26,289
56,625
24,059
5,659


52,928
5,959
4,820
7,152
18,024
4,590
11,882
15,017

59,482


8,514
18,508
24,004
20,175
2,841


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.


22, 1962 ........
15, 1962 ........
1, 1962 1/......
23, 1961 / ......


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

Classification Dec. Dec. Dec.. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. : Dec. 2 Dec. Dec.
22 25 22 2 22 23 22 25 22 23
1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 s 1961 1962 1961
S te : a a :
-Slau----------hter cattle calves and dealers
Slaughter cattle.. calves and vealers


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


29.22
30.35
28.22
28.68
25.95
25.22


700-900# 27.80
600-800 --
22.48


15.10
14.88
15.22
11.50


Bulls Yrlgs. excl.
Commercial
Utility

Calves 250-500#
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers 150-250#
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers 500-800O
Fancy
Choice
Good
Heifers 500-750#
Choice
Good


26.88
27.40
26.00
26.00
24.08
22.05


24.90

21.42


15.65
14.88
14.00
12.52


-- -- 28.95
.- -. 29.25
28.40 25.68 27.68
28.75 25.58 27.88
25.58 23.75 25.58
22.72 21.00 23.38


26.95
24.42
20.82


16.05
14.80
15.28
11.55


24.75
23.25
20.59


16.62
15.55
14.55
12.78


19.75 19.08 16.88 18.50
19.65 20.52 17.75 18.88


25.50
22.00
19.25


25.00
23.50
20.50


23.00
21.50
19.50


25.50
23.00
20.50


27.20
24.58
22.12


14.62
15.68
12.72
11.42


26.50
26.52
25.38
25.28
23.65
21.75


24.82
22.88
20.75


16.35
15.25
15.85
12.75


18.05 18.65
18.00 18.52


25.00
25.25
21.00


28.30 25.78 27.92
28.30 25.78 27.50
25.75 24.02 26.25
21.62 23.00


27.52





15.25
15.75
11.50


25.28

20.25



16.50
15.12
14.00


18.50 18.75


25.50
25.00
20.25


26.50
24.50
20.50



14.25
11.75
9.50



18.88


51.50
29.50
25.00


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25.88
25.62
24.50
21.75


25.75
22.50
19.75



15.25
14.00
12.25



20.25
20.25


51.00
28.00
23.50


Feeder cattle and calves


26.08


26.30
24.30


27.92
25.55


25.50
23.82


28.75
26.25


26.25
24.25


29.00
25.75


26.50
23.00


25.75
23.50


22.50


- -- 24.82 23.50 26.62 24.00 26.75 24.50 25.00
-- -- 23.50 20.62* 24.12 20.75* 23.50 20.50- 21.50


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

*Medium and Good.


--m -- -
. 30.12) 27.530
27.00)


26.25) 24.80
24.00)


33.00)
28.05)


29.25)
25.50)


28.00 31.75) 30.00
28.00)


26.00 29.50) 28 50
26.50)


28.50) 25 50
26.50)


25.50) 22.50
23.00)


steers -


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Choice
Good
Standard

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Utility
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES V/
---------.----.--- 7 s -^- -- ^ --. -- --- ^^
SS. s 1 s s S s Eight
I : Louis : Kansas, I Sioux 'S. St. S. St.tIndian-' mkts.
Week ended :Chicago: Nattl.: City Omaha : City :Joseph Paul Oapolis com-
s : Stock: s : J s e 5 bined
I : Yards : : : : : : 8


AVERAGE COST -
Barrows Dec. 22, 1962
and Dec. 15, 1962
gilts Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 22, 1962
Sows Dec. 15, 1962
Dec. 23, 1961
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows Dec. 22, 1962
and Dec. 15, 1962
gilts Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 22, 1962
Sows Dec. 15, 1962
Dec. 23, 1961
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 22, 1962
and Dec. 15, 1962
gilts Dec. 25, 1961
Dec. 22, 1962
Sows Dec. 15, 1962
Dec. 235, 1961
SOWS -
Dec. 22, 1962
Dec. 15, 1962
Dec. 23, 1961


Dollars per 100 pounds
16.39 16.40 16.15 16.05 15.94 16.11 15.88 16.59 16.17
16.40 16.51 15.88 16.05 15.85 15.97 15.75 16.48 16.08
17.31 17.20 16.98 16.92 16.86 17.06 16.67 17.62 17.05
15.02 15.44 15.52 13.31 13.22 13.50 15.21 13.18 15.27
13.08 13.53 13.59 15.12 12.98 135.45 13.09 13.01 13.17
15.62 13.75 15.75 13.68 15.52 13.93 15.47 15.96 15.68
Pounds
254 223 233 241 240 254 230 229 253
231 225 256 240 240 233 228 250 255
231 219 228 235 237 227 250 225 229
453 423 454 448 433 450- ~425- -47-- -439--
459 419 432 449 440 427 422 461 456
446 427 455 459 440 406 418 448 433


29853 45732 16299 47817 40080 26166
51676 45494 16853 44975 39896 25747
28055 42580 13941 44489 58285 20766
3819 4532 14135 6696 51835 2455
5743 4296 1279 6408 4511 2511
3385 4091 1375 6043 4191 2110
Percentage of total
11 9 8 12 12 9
11 9 7 12 10 8
11 9 9 12 10 9


37597 26150 269494
57583 25642 263864
38983 20937 248036
5619 3487 55204
5949 2764 31261
4231 5271 28695


15 12
14 10
10 14


Ig 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 I/ Hog prices 2/ : Gross spread
Wee or margin 3/
Dec. 22, 1962 ............ $18.19 $17.05 $1.14
Dec. 15, 1962 ............. 17.91 17.02 .89
Dec. 23, 1961 ............ 18.74 17.68 1.06
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered.) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
'3 Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
: Barrows and t Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts 1/ : No.5 yeTlow : price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and. gilts


Dec. 22, 1962 .......... 16.39
Dec. 15, 1962 .......... 16.40
Dec. 23, 1961 .......... 17.31
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


115.1
114.1
109.1


14.2
14.4
15.9







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supplies of greasy domestic worsted wool in South Africa
the Boston market were insignificant and prices Scoured Yields
held nominal. There were occasional sales of 22 $1.09 32 $ .99
woolen wools and noils at strong prices. 23 1.06 33 .98
Trading in the domestic primary markets was 27 1.04 37 .93
slow but occasional sales of fine lambs wools 28 1.01
occurred in the Imperial Valley of California. Montevideo Super Skirted Wools -
Contracting continued in Idaho and in New Mexico. 60/64s $1.06-1.08, 60s $1.01-1.03, 60/58s 99-
Activity in the fleece wool states was practical-$1.00, 58/56s 970-980, 56/50s 95-965.
ly at a standstill. Carpet Wools Spot trade in carpet wools
The Australian markets were very active withwas dull with most mill buyers out of the mar-
India buying medium crossbred wools and prices ket. Greasy Buenos Aires November Second clip
advanced several pence while merino wool sold in wools were priced from 69-720, fleeces around
the sellers' favor. Japan was also active in the 700 and 36/40s lambs wool about 640. A spot
Australian market. The New Zealand market was November wool was offered at 69. Greasy New
active and prices rose. India, China and Japan Zealand type 128 carpet fleece wool was priced
bought heavily. South Africa markets were at 800, regular carpet fleeces at 790 and best
stronger with Japan, United States and France early shorn wool at 770-78, a scoured Pyrenean
active in the trade. The Montevideo market was wool at 77 a washed pulled Aleppo carpet wool
firm and higher while good activity in Argentine was offered at 460 grease basis. All above clean
carpet wools moved prices slightly higher. wool fibers present.


The New Zealand auctions closed for the year Woolen Wools Sale
end holidays on December 18. Australian sales Scoured Pulled Domestic
were suspended on December 20 and South Africa on 60/58s ave.1-" wh.$1.10
December 21. Greasy Pulled Domestic
Fleece Wools Sales of fleece wools were (Clean Basis)
insignificant. 60/58s ave.l~" choice


Territory Wools Fine Imperial Valley lambs
wool sold at an estimated clean price of $1.05-
1.20 depending on length. Contracting in Idaho
ranged from 52-570 grease prices to the growers
for bulk medium grade wools. Fine lambs wool
continued to be contracted in the Roswell area
at $1.05-1.20 clean basis, delivered, on a core
test.
Texas Wools Activity in Texas was practi-
cally at a standstill this week.
Mohair Adult mohair was sold for shipment
abroad on the basis of 662 with kid at $1.21-
1.267 to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools With all foreign markets
firm to strong,interest in the local market was
dormant. 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.
Australia New Zealand
Oil-Combed Oil-Combed
61 -$1.27 93 870
62 1.22 834 84
62A 1.21 100 82
63 1.19 107 800
452 1.09 114 79
433 1.00 128 78


434 .97
435 .91
Soath Africa
Oil-Combed
7 -$1.24 48 -
8 1.19 52 -
12 1.19 53 -
47 1.22 17 -


$1.18
1.17
1.15
1.16


P1.U0/$p1.Uo
Noils


s follow:
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Aust.58/60s l-2"wh.$1.02
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust.64s 1l-2" wh.$1.17
Aust.60/64s wh.carding
fleece $1.25
Aust.64/60s locks ave.


Super clear 70s Aust color 850/860
nobles 890 Greasy Pulled Foreign
Clear 70s Aust.nobles (Clean Basis, Duty Pa:
860 N.Z.56/58s 2-3" ch.$1
Clear 58s Aust.nobles N.Z.56/58s 1-2"ch.$
800 N.Z.50/56s 2-35"ch.$l.(
Clear 70s Cape Schlums 670
Clear 64s Aust.Schlums 600
Wool Tops Trading of wool tops was very
slow with a little fill-in business on blended
54s dry-combed tops. Quotes follow:


Warp Aust. D/C
70s $2.01
64s 1.87
62s 1.79
60s 1.72
58/60s 1.64
Oil-Combed
58/60s $1.62
56s --
50/56s 1.52


id)
.10
1.07
07


Warp Dom. D/C
$1.99 N
1.85 N
1.79 N
1.69 N
1.64 N


Territory
$1.62 N
1.58 N
N 1.55 N


Fleece

.$1.55 N
1.52 N


(N Nominal)


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS December 20,
1962 (Furbished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March Wool Tops $1.698B
May Wool Tops 1.688B
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March Wool $1.302T
May Wool 1.294T
64s grade 2f" ave. stretched lengt


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WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef prices along
the Eastern Seaboard were unevenly steady to
$1.00 lower. Cow beef was generally steady to
50 lower but at Philadelphia prices were 500-
$1.00 higher. Most veal was steady to $2.00
higher and a limited volume of Choice sold as
much as $4.00-5.00 higher. Calf at New York
was fully $1.00 higher. Lamb sold steady to
$2.00 lower. Pork loins were steady to $3.50
higher. Other listed pork cuts steady to $3.00
higher with advances mainly on Boston butts
and fresh skinned hams.
Supplies generally below normal for all
classes. However, lamb receipts fully normal
at New York. Clearance slow on daily sessions
of pre-holiday week and there was carryover of
beef and lamb at New York. Carcass beef out-
let generally poor, but demand fair for hind-
quarters as loins and ribs moved readily. Arm
chucks found narrow outlet and closed around
$3.00 lower. Veal and calf at all markets sold
in an active trade with demand good. Supplies
of Prime were very limited. Demand for lamb
was poor on the Eastern Seaboard and purchases
were confined to minimum requirements, closing
very slow at New York. Pork met good demand
in all areas with clearance mostly complete.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold 500-
$1.00 lower, veal mostly $1.00 higher, lamb
steady to $1.00 lower, pork loins 8-16# $4.50-
6.00 higher, Boston butts 4-8# $2.50-3.00
higher, spareribs a# down steady.
Veal supply was small but other fresh meat
offerings were normal. Beef and lamb supplies
in the main graded Good and Choice with all
weight ranges well represented.
Carcass beef trade was slow during the
pre-holiday week. Arm and squarecut chucks
and loins were slow but steady prices were
maintained on loins. However, chucks sold
substantially lower and contributed to the
weaker carcass trade. Rounds and particularly
ribs were in good demand. Small supply of veal
was instrumental in moving prices to higher
levels for the second consecutive week. Car-
cass lamb was in moderate demand. Primal lamb
cuts generally cleared in a moderately active
trade with hindsaddles most wanted at the close.
A moderately active fresh pork trade slowed
somewhat late.


PACIFIC COAST Steer and heifer beef
prices followed an uneven price pattern.
Choice steer beef under 700# in California
ranged from steady to 500 higher, over 700#
steady to 500 lower with all the change in
San Francisco. Heifer beef was mostly steady
except in the Pacific Northwest where Good and
Choice heifer and steer beef was steady to 50O
lower. Cow beef sold steady to $1.00 higher,
upturns in Southern California and the North-
west. Calf and veal held steady but lamb sold
weak to $1.00 lower in California and steady
to $1.00 higher in Portland and Seattle. Pork
sold steady to $2.00 higher with most the up-
turn on loins. Seasonal demand for items such
as poultry and ham had an adverse effect on
movement of fresh "red" meats but beef ribs
and loins experienced the usual brisk holiday
period demand.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Demand was narrow the fore part
of the week and improved only slightly on late
rounds for the normal supply of steer and
heifer beef. Trading generally slow through-
out the week. Canner and Cutter cow beef
found fair action, but Utility and Commercial
grades were rather slow. Steer beef prices
closed 500-$1.50 lower, mostly $1.00-1.50
lower. Heifer beef was mostly $1.00-2.00
lower. Canner and Cutter cow beef was mostly
steady. Utility and Cammercial cow beef was
mostly 25-500 lower. Clearance was incomplete
on beef classes.
Carcass lamb trading was slow early with
demand poor, but action improved late in the
week on weights under 5Q#. Carcasses averag-
ing 35-45# were mostly steady to 500 higher
for the week. Weights 45-65# were mainly
500-$1.00 lower with declines of $1.00-2.00
on 55-65# averages at Philadelphia and New
York.
Trading was generally active under a good
demand on the fully normal supply of pork pro-
ducts. Pork loins were $3.50-5.00 higher for
the week. Butts were $1.00-5.00 higher. Fresh
hams sold $1.00-2.00 higher at Omaha, but were
steady to $1.50 lower at Chicago and 12-14#
averages at Philadelphia were 500 lower. Pork
carcasses sold steady to 500 lower. Clearance
was near complete on pork products.







i OLESALE 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 : : *
: e.2- Dec_27:- 1e.727 e2T 1c26:- 1e9.2- 'Ye27- Te.1927 c-97
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1962 1 1961


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 51.60
Choice 600-700 48R85


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


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


49.35
46.60
46.85


54.50
50.00


44.50
44.20
43.55
42.60
43.10


62.50
56.00
50.00


47.12
46.88
45.50
45.50

46.38
46.38
44.62

58.62
55.12
50.75


43.06
42.62
41.75
41.75

41.88
41.88
40.38

55.50
52.25
47.75


--1
45.62
44.88
43.88
43.62

43.75
45.00
41.88



56.00


41.88
41.00
40.62
39.88

40.50
40.00
58.50



52.50


44.75
43.41
43.00
42.50

43.50
43.12


41.38
40.25
40.81
39.75

41.31
40.12


42.00 39.45 40.50 37.00 42.50 57.50 41.88 39.00
42.00 39.35 40.50 37.00 42.50 37.50 41.88 39.00


45.15
57.60
58.50

48.00
50.50


45.70
41.40
39.00

50.00
52.50


42.81
54.56
36.75


42.95
57.10
34.38


47.25
41.25
42.50


48.38
41.75
41.00


43.25
57.62
58.75


45.50
56,50
37.00


-- 54.00 52.25 51.00 51.00
57.25 57.00 -- -- --


47.50 51.00 47.50 49.25 50.50 51.50 45.50 49.00


33.50 52.00
14.00 15.00


55.50 54.00 34.75 355.75 35.75 34.50
14.75 13.75 17.50 17.50 16.25 16.50


BULK PRICES CARROT BASIS WEEK ENDED DECEMBER 21, 1962
: P~ a Pe 7a d -FOTB : Frlces -delf r d-
Classification Pri es Ido F s B. sw-rd T hOr I--a
Cher bef--7 44.5--45.0 I/ 4-4- 0 46-25- I/
Choice 600-700# 44.50-45.00 1/ 44.00-44.50 46.25-47.00 /
'jo.UU' I *U1"


Good


Heifer beef -


Choice


Good


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


44.50-45.00
42.00-43.00
42.00-43.00
42.00-43.00

44.00-44.50
44.00-44.50
41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00

26.50-27.00
27.00-27.25

39.00
36.50-38.00
35.00-35.50
59.00
36.50-38.00
35.00-35.50


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1i# 41.50-42.00

1/ Report not received in time for publication.


44.00-44.50

42.00-43.00
42.00-43.00

43.25-43.75
43.25-43.75
41.00-41.75
41.00-41.75

25.50-26.00
26.00-26.50




37.50-38.00
56.00-38.00
35.00-55.50


46.00-47. 00
46.00-47.00
43.00-45.50
43.00-45.50
43.00-45.50


39.00-40.00
38.00-39.00
56.00-37.00
59.00-40.00
38.00-39.00
36.00-57.00


41.00-41.25 -


Iuu-ouv
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800


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


its -


Choice


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


45#






PIG CROP REPORT DECEMBER 1962

The 1962 pig crop totaled 94,244,000 head, an increase of 1 percent from last year, according
to the Crop Reporting Board. The December 1961-May 1962 pig crop of 49.7 million head was 1 per-
cent less than the 1961 crop of 50.4 million head. The June-November 1962 pig crop of 44.5 mil-
lion head was 5 percent more than the 1961 crop of 42.6 million head. The decline in the number
of December-May pigs resulted largely from a lower average size of litters than in 1961. The in-
creased number of June-November pigs resulted from 4 percent more sows and 1 percent larger litters.
The average of 7.23 pigs per litter is the highest of record.
For the December 1962-May 1963 period, reports based on farmers' intentions indicate 7.2 mil.
sows to farrow, or 3 percent more than the 7.0 million sows farrowed during the same period a year
earlier. If these intentions materialize, and the number of pigs per litter equals the average
plus an allowance for trend, the December 1962-May 1963 pig crop would be 51.5 million head, 4 per-
cent more than the 1962 crop.
This report is based on a survey of 177,000 farm and ranch operators. These returns were ob-
tained largely through the assistance of the Post Office Department and rural mail carriers.
JUNE-NOVEMBER 1962 PIG CROP UP 5 PERCENT: The number of pigs saved during the June-November
period of 1962 is estimated at 44,543,000 head. This is nearly 5 percent more than the 1961 crop
and 19 percent above the 1951-60 average for these months. All regions showed increases from last
year with the North Central States showing the greatest gain. East North Central States and West
North Central States were up 5 and 6 percent, respectively. Increases in other regions were:
North Atlantic States and South Atlantic States, each 3 percent; South Central States, 1 percent;
Western States, less than 1 percent.
Sows farrowing during June-November 1962 totaled 6,165,000 head, 4 percent more than farrowed
a year earlier and 14 percent above average. June-November farrowings were 2 percentage points
more than indicated by farmers' intentions reported last June. June-November farrowings in 1962
as a percent of 1961 and intentions reported last June by regions, are as follows: North Atlantic,
101 and 98 percent; East North Central, 104 and 103; West North Central 105 and 103; South Atlantic,
102 and 99; South Central, 99 and 97; Western 99 and 100.
Pigs saved per litter averaged 7.23 in the June-November period of 1962, which was a record
high and compared with 7.16 in 1961 and 7.17 the previous record for these months in 1958. Litter
size showed an increase over the previous June-November period in all regions.
Compared with a year earlier, farrowings during July, August, September, October, and Novem-
ber increased slightly, with June showing a small decrease. Percentages of sows farrowing by
months during the June-November period of 1962 compared with 1961 are as follows: June, 15.2 and
15.9; July, 14.7 and 15.1; August, 21.6 and 21.1; September, 25.6 and 24.9; October 15.0 and 15.2;
November, 7.9 and 7.8.
DECEMBER 1961-MAY 1962 PIG CROP--DOWN 1 PERCENT: The December 1961-May 1962 pig crop is esti-
mated at 49,701,000 pigs, 1 percent less than a year earlier. A total of 7,020,000 sows farrowed
during this period, practically unchanged from the 7,029,000 farrowed during the same period a
year earlier; but 10 percent less than the 1951-60 average. Pigs saved per litter averaged 7.08,
compared with 7.18 in the 1961 period and the 10-year average of 6.88.
ANNUAL PIG CROP UP 1 PERCENT: The combined pig crops for the period of December 1961-November
1962 totaled 94,244,000 head, 1 percent more than the 93,035,000 in 1961 and 4 percent more than
the 1951-60 average of 90,799,000 head.
DECEMBER 1962-MAY 1963 INTENTIONS UP 3 PERCENT: Farmers' reports on breeding intentions for
the December 1962-May 1963 period indicate 7,225,000 sows to farrow -- 5 percent more than a year
earlier. The 1951-60 average was 7,777,000 sows. The North Central and South Atlantic States
indicate increases, while the North Atlantic, South Central, and Western States plan decreases. By
regions, increases from 1962 are indicated as follows: South Atlantic and East North Central each
up 4 percent, and the West North Central up 5 percent. Decreases are North Atlantic and South Cen-
tral each down 1 percent, and the Western States down 6 percent.
If intentions for spring farrowings materialize and the number of pigs saved per litter equals
the average with an allowance for trend, the 1963 spring pig crop would be 4 percent larger than
a year earlier.
JUNE-NOVEMBER FARROWINGS INCREASED IN TEN SELECTED CORN BELT STATES; DECEMBER MAY INTENTIONS
ALSO UP: For 10 selected Corn Belt States, June-November litters in 1962 and expected farrowings
December 1962-May 1965 both show 4 percent gains from a year earlier. In these States-- Ohio,
Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas -- the
number of sows that farrowed during the June-November 1962 period totaled 4,661,000 an increase of
200,000 sows or 4 percent over 1961. Farmers' report intentions to farrow 5,630,000 litters during
the six month period December 1962-May 1963. This is a gain of 199,000 litters or 4 percent over
the same period a year earlier. All of the ten States show increases in both the June-November
farrowings and the expected December-May farrowings.








Farrowings by quarters for these 10 Corn Belt States show that the 2,576,000 litters for the
June-August period were up 3 percent while the September-November farrowings at 2,285,000 were
6 percent above a year earlier. Expected farrowings of 1,877,000 for December 1962-February 1965
are 2 percent above a year earlier and the March-May total of 3,753,000 is up 4 percent.
HOGS ON FARMS IN 10 STATES UP 5 PERCENT: The number of all hogs and pigs on farms in the 10
Selected Corn Belt States on December 1, 1962 totaled 48,849,000 head, up 3 percent from a year
earlier. For individual States, percentage increases from a year earlier ranged from 2 percent
in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin to 6 percent in Missouri and Kansas.
Age classification of hogs and pigs on hand shows 16,513,000 under 3 months; 16,124,000 head
3 to 6 months of age; and 16,257,000 hogs over 6 months of age. As a percent of the total hogs
and pigs, 33.8 percent were under 3 months old; 355.0 percent were in the 3 to 6 month age group;
and 33.2 percent were over 6 months old. Compared with a year earlier, the under 3 months group
was up 7 percent; the 3-6 months group was up 5 percent; while the number in the over 6 months
age group was down 2 percent.




Sows farrowing, pigs per litter, and pigs saved, 1958-63

Sows farrowing Pigs per litter : Pigs saved
Year - -- ------ ------ -
.Dec.-May June-Nov.: Dec.-May : June-Nov.: Dec.-May : June-Nov.: Year
-- -- -- Dec.-Nov.
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
head head Number Number head head head
UNITED STATES
1958 .......... 7,281 5,887 7.05 7.17 51,354 42,179 93,533
1959 .......... 7,996 6,128 7.08 6.98 56,620 42,775 99,395
1960 .......... 6,790 5,855 6.96 7.02 47,282 41,105 88,387
1961 .......... 7,029 5,953 7.18 7.16 50,441 42,594 95,035
1962 .......... 7,020 68,165 7.08 7.23 49,701 44,543 94,244
1963........... 1/7,225 2/ 7.15 2/ 51,500
CORN BELT
(North Central)
1958 .......... 5,717 4,450 7.14 7.23 40,807 32,177 72,984
1959 .......... 6,216 4,581 7.14 7.02 44,352 32,151 76,503
1960 .......... 5,269 4,444 7.03 7.05 37,041 31,336 68,377
1961 .......... 5,573 4,581 7.24 7.19 40,327 32,952 73,279
1962 .......... 5,569 4,786 7.09 7.26 39,504 34,739 74,243
1963 ..........1/ 5,774 2/ 7.20 2/ 41,500

1/ December-May farrowing indicated from breeding intentions reports.
-/ Average number of pigs per litter with allowance for trend used to compute indicated pig
crop. Number rounded to nearest 500,000 head.

Percentage distribution of fall farrowings, by months, United States

: June July Aug. : Sept. : Oct. : Nov. : Total
: Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent
1951-60 av ...... 14.4 14.1 23.6 27.0 14.3 6.6 100.0
1960 ........... 15.0 14.9 22.0 25.7 14.8 7.6 100.0
1961 ........... 15.9 15.1 21.1 24.9 15.2 7.8 100.0
1962 ........... 15.2 14.7 21.6 25.6 15.0 7.9 100.0

Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.




988


Pigs saved

State ; December-May June-November Year (December-November)
and *te r : 2: Aeae:92-t -:9D2-:
Aivision ;Av g 1961 1962 :as%6of:1951- : 1961 : 1962 :asof:A age. 1961 : 1962 :as % of
:1951-0: : ;1961: .1951-60 : t1961 :1951-6 :1961
0 0- -17000- -1700- Pe-- ~,0 1,00 3,0 Fe -170- -oo -000- TI,ObJ Fer-
: head head head cent head head head cent head head head cent
Maine --21 --17 ---'15 -' "-- 17 14 14 15 -38 --31 -29~--9-
N.H. : 10 9 9 100 9 8 9 112 18 17 18 106
Vt, : 11 9 8 89 9 7 8 114 20 16 16 100
Maps. : 79 66 68 103 71 62 61 98 150 128 129 101
R.I. : 6 6 5 83 6 6 6 100 11 12 11 92
Conn. 1 16 11 11 100 16 11 10 91 31 22 21 95
N.Y. 3 144 96 82 85 112 76 77 101 256 172 159 92
N.J., 102 66 62 94 79 67 59 88 181 133 121 91
Pa, : 498 418 423 101 428 355 382 108 926 773 805 104
X.Atl, :- E- 9F 83" 8- ~ ~ 746 60 626 -103- 3 IT,3? T,'o0 -1739-10-0
Ohio 7,507 7,24 7,184 8- 7,257 7,725 7,Y51 -156- 759 ,6 -4,5S5-1Z-
Ind. : 4,017 3,918 3,924 100 3,680 3,946 4,117 104 7,697 7,864 8,041 102
Ill. : 6,306 6,608 6z522 99 4,681 5,904 6,216 105 10,987 12,512 12,738 102
Mich. : 719 609 584 96 625 670 739 110 1,344 1,279 1,323 103
Wis. : 2,217 2,076 1,956 94 1,420 1,696 1,746 103 3,637 3,772 3 702 98
E.N.CAta-s5,765' -1-,Z5ST -17,T75' 78 -17,5T -8IZ,247 -15,T6T -105- -2T,n2 -27,899 30,339-6l-r
Minno : 2,T3, 3,744 -7,207- 7,731 7,724 2~, 7,76 56 -6676Z -IT l
Iowa : 12,625 11,623 11,143 96 7,155 8,582 8,950 104 19,780 20,205 20,093 99
Moo : 3,363 3,367 3,363 100 2,908 3,278 3,592 110 6,272 6,645 6,955 105
N.Dak. L 576 460 411 89 128 207 188 91 704 667 599 90
S.Dak. : 2,016 1,909 1,943 102 570 874 957 109 2,586 2,783 2,900 104
Nebr. : 2,782 2,632 2,624 100 1,311 1,883 1,957 104 4,093 4,515 4,581 101
Kanas. 9 954 1,141 1,230 108 700 962 1,028 107 1,654 2,103 2,258 107
W.N.Cent:-26,49 -24g7Z7 224,34-7 98- -16,60Z -lTS,0 I 1gnU570 -106- -4T,54F -4Y,986 43~90410-
N,Cent. :-47,71 3 -4,327 5~ 8- -27,-67 -37,95 -3,733 -5~ -6,77 -7,779Z 748-2431U-
Del, :- -3 -2 31 -IT 27 -- -3 7 -- -5 32-10
M. : 182 109 133 122 157 142 153 108 338 251 286 114
Va, : 544 483 540 112 491 483 525 109 1,034 966 1,065 110
W,Va. : 106 67 68 101 96 64 67 105 202 131 135 103
N.C. : 1,100 1,094 1,110 101 844 922 978 106 1,944 2,016 2,088 104
SC. a 414 363 332 91 377 290 295 102 791 653 627 96
Ga, : 1,337 1,197 1,162 97 1,110 1,064 1,099 103 2,446 2,261 2,261 100
Fla. a 375 235 252 107 284 280 234 84 659 515 486 94
S.Atl. :.- W,07 7,57 -T 1,785 7,77 ,787 -3- 7,477 6,5 -770To-12-
Ky. ~ : bT T1,16 1,95 13 -17 r,5 T,I 2 -100- I,917 7,723 2734911- -
Tenn. 2 977 1,014 1,022 101 868 1,044 1,087 104 1,844 2,058 2,109 102
Ala, : 814 794 774 97 747 689 689 100 1,561 1,483 1,463 99
Miss, a 428 352 377 107 412 358 375 105 840 710 752 106
Ark. 1 373 301 252 84 330 308 280 91 703 609 532 87
La. a 299 147 128 87 244 140 128 91 544 287 256 89
Okla. : 428 343 341 99 365 350 362 103 793 693 703 101
Texas l 824 714 718 101 767 770 777 101 1,592 1,484 1,495 101
SCent. t- 5,r48T Z 829 4-,07 -0O T4 5S 2O-1- Z 55 D,79T 9,47 97659-50-
Mont. -3 -- 4- --93- riS 1- -1- -- 2- -- 5 263-102
Idaho : 116 106 102 96 94 99 91 92 210 205 193 94
Wyo. : 35 22 22 100 27 23 19 83 62 45 41 91
Zolo a6 160 135 161 119 131 151 163 108 291 286 324 113
IfMex*. 40 34 35 103 34 39 37 95 75 73 72 99
Ar#,. : 17 19 18 95 16 17 17 100 33 36 35 97
ah : 51 44 47 107 44 48 48 100 95 92 95 103
ev. : 12 10 10 100 9 7 7 100 20 17 17 100
lash. : 105 100 100 100 102 112 119 106 207 212 219 1Q3
)reg. : 129 131 134 102 118 140 133 95 247 271 267 99
Jalif. 1 310 266 315 118 246 192 182 95 555 458 497 109
West : I, r1 1,010 10- 4- 4 94 -07- ,024 22 1042T- -

U.S. a 53,448 50,441 49,701 99 57,351 42,594 44,543 105 90,799 93,035 94,244 101

Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.




989


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION

Week ended -


Product


Placed in cure -


Beef . .
Pork ./ .
Other / .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef / .
Pork / . .
Cooked meat -
Beef. . .
Pork. . .
Other . .


Sausage -
Fresh finished. ..


To be dried or semi-dried
Franks, wieners .
Other, smoked or cooked .
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. .
Steaks, chops, roasts .
Meat extract. .
Sliced bacon I/ .
Sliced, other 1/ 2/ .
Hamburger . .
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock ..
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .


: Nov.
: 10
: 1962
1, 000#


3,755
71,912
15

1,133
51,166

949
5,672
252

6,270
2,877
13,086
13,759

4,386
14,035
105
21,180
6,801
6,965
6,136
43,758
24,487
1,247
8,156

1,874
709


: Nov.
: 17
: 1962
1, 000

3,157
62,265
75

1,110
45,200

772
4,899
163


6,530
2,420
11,419
12,728

4,015
11,552
23
20,146
6,689
5,450
6,763
40,053
24,122
1,195
7,337

1,818
850


Compound containing animal fat 18,850 16,097 18,802 18,288
Oleomargarine i" n 2,995 2,479 2,430 3,523
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 60,215 56,118 48,522 65,571
Total I/ . 392,745 55,425 33558,063 410,69

2/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of the products may
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having been subjected
to more than one distinct processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Div., Agricultural Research Service.


Nov.
24 :
1962 :

1 000#

2,905
61,651
17

907
42,605

787
4,550
116


5,660
2,478
10,460
11,502

3,551
12,639
46
18,551
5,876
5,163
6,224
41,237
21,497
925
6,606

1,823
937


Dec.
1
1962
1, 000#

35,162
76,526
22

899
51,346

820
5,847
87


6,118
2,687
12,442
13,320

4,021
14,725
192
21,226
7,042
5,995
7,266
48,585
28,185
1,224
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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS


Co mmodity Oct. Oct.
Cmi 1962 1961


Pounds Pounds


EXPORTS (Domestic) -
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ............................
Pickled or cured (except canned) ............................
Pork -
Fresh-or frozen (except canned) ...........................
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked .........................
Bacon .............................. .........................
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured .....................
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. (exc. canned) ..........
Other meat and meat products (except canned) .................
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen .........................
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen ..................................
Other variety meats, (edible offal) ex. cnd. ................
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c. ...........................
Canned meats -
Beef and veal .................................................
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. ...........................
Hams and shoulders ...........................................
Other pork canned .............................................
Other meat and meat products ..................................
Lamb and mutton (except canned) ..............................
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) ..............................
Shortenings, chief wt. animal fat (excl. lard) ..................
Tallow, edible ..................................................
Tallow, inedible ................................................
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. ....................................
Inedible animal greases and fats, n. e. c. .......... ...........


799,562
981,956

2,525,160
592,925
459,774
1,581,518
124,797
38,776
5,727,781
3,545,451
4,843,167
573,219

225,524
71,556
41,508
75,030
110,781
94,710
20,894,217
143,569
444,320
99,492,567
1,076,705
8,417,556


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.



UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
Oct. : Oct.
: 1962 : 1961

Cattle (for breeding) Number Number
Dairy ....... .......... 920 429
Ex. dairy ................. 645 512
Other (ex. for breeding). 125 107
Hogs ........................ 148 165
Sheep ...................... 71 1,522

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


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

Month and period Canada Mexico
1962 : 1961 : 1962 : 1961
Head Head Head Head
Oct. .......................... 101,066 122,866 71,273 45,596
Jan.-Oct. ........................ 505,464 368,622 512,121 557,177

Note: During Jan.-Oct. this year 18,883 sheep and 2,707 hogs were received from Canada
compared with 1,408 sheep and 14,992 hogs a year ago.


714,221
1,571,649

2,681,755
654,627
588,672
1,508,501
75,613
22,360
5,679,599
2,955,660
3,968,146
372,576

158,698
78,871
24,058
128,116
91,491
86,845
34,399,861
521,120
577,219
122,595,899
852,582
10,879,445







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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 1262 08506 9705
POSTAGE AND FEES PAID
U. S. Department of Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-12/27/62
Permit 1001.


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


Classification :Chicago: Omaha: Kansas or : Denver Ogden : rth
t : = City ; Worth : e Portland


-- 19.62 19.75 19.38
55 16.&60 1715 16A5 Sj 15.&69
88 18.87 17.60 19.59 19.62 19.00
85 16.08 15.75 16.41 16.12 15.50
88 17.75 16.50 18.25 19.42 --
72 15.18 14.75 15.40 15.12 14.50
1 - - -


SLAUGHTER IAM
Prime


(Wooled)


80-Q10#


Dec. 22, 1962 19.98
Dec._23, 1961 i720 _
Dec. 22, 1962 18.72
Dec. 25, 1961 16.45
Dec. 22, 1962 16.75
Dec. 25, 1961 15.00


(Wooled) 90-150#
Dec. 22, 1962 6.00
& Ch. Dec. 25, 1961 5.25


Utility
Cull & Util.
Cull
FEEDER IAMBS:
Fancy
Choice
Good & Ch.

Good


18.
15.
17.
14.


5.50
5.20


Dec. 22, 1962 6.25 6.25
Dec. 25, 1961 5.00 5.45
Dec. 22, 1962 6.00 4.50
(Wooled) 60-80#
Dec. 22, 1962 -- -
Dec. 22, 1962 --
Dec. 23, 1961 15.60

Dec. 22, 1962 -


5.75
4.42


8.50
7.10


6.50 7.50
4.12 5.50*
5.50 --

-m m
-- 14.75
-- 11.88


7.62*
6.42*


6.57 5.50
5.75 4.50


7.12* 6.38 5.50
5.00* 4.75 4.00
6.00* 4.75 5.50
------------


19.75
18.75
15.62


19.00 17.50
18.80 16.25
15.75 15.50


- 12.25 16.50 17.78


*Shorn basis.


Choic

Good

EWS:
Good
Good


BS:


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