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MEAT



WOOL


EEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,


Vol. 50, No. 9


WASNINOTON 25, D.C.


Week ended February 24


Livestock Market Reviews \
Livestock Market Receipts . .
Feeder Statistics . .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder Cattle and Slau
Cows in Salable Receipts . .
Steer Sale Statistics . .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Cattle Prices . ..
Hog Prices . . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review . .


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Special to this issue
Calf Crop, 1961 ._. . 171
Lamb Crop, 1961 . . 172
Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, January 1962 167
Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates
of Meat Production, December 1961 and January 1962 174
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered in the
United States,January 1962. . 175
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Ca tle
Slaughtered under Federal Inspection, January 1962 173
U. S. Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat Pro-
duction, Revised for December 1961, and January 1962 174
United States Exports of Meats, December 1961 176


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW
and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steer and heifer prices at the
Corn Belt terminal markets were steady to 500
higher with Choice and Prime again showing the
major share of the advance. All other cattle
classes were also steady to 500 higher. Salable
cattle receipts at the 12 markets totaled 185,000
compared with 200,000 the previous week and
192,000 a year ago. Barrows and gilts closed
25-50# lower and elws were steady to 25# lower
over most of the Corn Belt. Slaughter lambs
were generally steady to 25# higher, but 25-500
higher in Chicago and 25-75f up at St. Louis.
Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs held mostly
steady.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES The normal
marketing pattern was broken up by adverse
weather conditions and a larger than normal
share of the weeks a run was marketed on Tuesday.
This was the third straight week of moderate
marketing and receipts were the smallest for
any week since early June. With price advances
on slaughter steers largely confined to Choice
and Prime, the price spread on all steers was
the widest since January 1961. Supplies again
included a large share of short fed steers and
heifers grading Good. The average weight of all
slaughter steers at Chicago was around 30# lighter
than the same week a year ago. Slaughter steers
sold steady to 50# higher with most advance on
Choice and Prime and lower grades were steady to
25# lower at Chicago and St. Paul. Heifers sold
steady to 50# higher, the exception St. Paul
where prices were weak to 50# lower. Cows and
bulls were also steady to 50# higher and vealers
steady to $1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: Six loads Prime 1200-
1450# at Chicago $29.75, a new high since January
of 1961. High-Choice and Prime 1150-1400# at
Chicago $28.75-29.50 with most Choice 900-1400#
$26.25-28.50. At other midwest terminal markets
mixed Choice and Prime $26.50-27.50, bulk Choice
$25.25-26.75, Good $22.00-25.25, Standard $19.00-
22.00.
Slaughter heifers: Choice mainly $25.00-
26.50, a few high-Choice and Prime $26.75-27.25.
Good largely $21.50-25.00.
Slaughter cows Utility and Commercial
$15.00-16.50, few $17.00-17.50, Canner and Cutter
$13.00-15.50.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Heavy snows hit
much of the north central part of the country
and the storms not only tended to disrupt mar-
keting plans but also at least temporarily re-
stricted demand for feeder cattle and calves at
midwest terminal markets. However, demand gen-
erally proved sufficient to absorb the decreased
numbers on offer at steady to strong prices.
Principal exceptions were at Kansas City where
prices ruled strong to 50# higher and Sioux Falls
where extremely heavy snow falls all but brought
trading to a standstill and prices on those sold


ruled 500-$1.00 lower. Although the general
picture was distorted by the effects of vary-
ing weather conditions, over-all trading in-
dicated a seasonally expanding demand was
developing for cattle that can be readied for
the start of a new grazing season. At several
markets thin yearlings commanded a decided pre-
mium as compared with prices for fleshier kinds
of the same grade and weight.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
largely $21.50-24.50. Not many over 900# ex-
ceeded $24.00 but at Chicago a few Choice 900-
950# brought $24.25-25.00. At Sioux City,
Choice, partly fattened, 1045# sold at $25.75.
Occasional shipments Choice 550-600# $27.50-
28.50; bulk Good and Choice 550-750# $23.00-
27.00; Choice 650# included at $27.00. Medium
and mixed Medium and Good 550-750# sold from
$19.00-23.50.
Feeder heifers: Scattered sales Good and
Choice 525-750# ranged $21.50-25.50. Choice
516# short yearlings reached $27.00. At Omaha
a part load Good and Choice 800# sold at $25.25.
Feeder calves: Limited numbers of Choice
and mixed Choice and Fancy 350-550# steers
$27.00-32.40; several loads Choice and Fancy
525-565# $50.00-50.50. Good and mixed Good
and Choice 300-550# sold from $24.00-29.00.
Good and Choice 500-500# heifers $22.50-27.50;
few loads Choice 400-475# included at $26.00-
27.50 while two loads Good to mostly Choice
thin 413# $27.75.

HOGS Terminal markets Barrow and
gilt prices at most of the eastern cornbelt
markets were at the lowest level since early
December, 1961. A combination of factors in-
fluenced the 25-50# lower trend. Heavy snow-
fall and poor road conditions interrupted the
normal flow of hogs, and receipts came in
unusual proportions. The Tuesday and Friday
runs made up nearly half of the five-day supply
at many markets. Furthermore, the Washington's
birthday holiday was observed by most of the
major packers and had a restraining effect on
demand. The only strengthening factor was a
steady to $1.00 higher pork carlot trade in
most of the major wholesale areas. The sow
class made up about 7 percent of the 8 market
supply. Sow prices at the majority of the ter-
minals were steady to 25# lower, however, St.
Paul, Sioux City, and Indianapolis were steady
to 25# higher. The average weight of barrows
and gilts was 231#.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-2, 190-240#
$16.75-17.25. No. 1-3, 190-24&- $16.25-17.00,
mainly $16.50-16.75.
Sews: No. 1-3, 270-400# $14.50-15.50,
No. 2-3, 400-550w $14.00-15.00.
At St. Paul a moderate showing of Choice
120-150Q feeder pigs were steady at $15.50-
16.00. A small volume of Good and Choice 140-
165# offerings at Sioux City brought $14.75-15.25.









Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts totaled 305,000 head, compared
with 5530,000 last week and 344,000 a year ago.
The Thuraday holiday and adverse weather tended
to reduce receipts. Barrows and gilts closed
the week 25-35# lower than the previous period,
sows were steady.
Barrows and gilts: Most U. S. 1-3, 200-240#
sold late at $15.75-16.40, U. S. 1 and 2, 200-
230W $16.25-16.75.
Soaws: U. S. 1-3, 270-400# $13.85-15.25, No.
2-3, 400-550.- mainly $12.50-14.00.
Hogs Int. Illinois Receipts at 94,000 are
compared with 92,800 a week ago and 99,100 a year
ago. Demand fair throughout the week. Barrows
and gilts closed 25# to mostly 50# lower; some
230-240# 75# off. Sows closed steady to 25# lower.
Barrows and gilts: On Friday U. S. 1-5, 190-
225# $16.00-16.25, few 2C00-220-4 $16.55-16.65,
No. 1-3, 220-230 $15.75-16.CO; most No. 1-5,
230-240b, $15.50-15.85.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 250-4C00 $13.00-14.75;
few $15.00-15.15; No. 2-3, 400-500# $12.00-13.25.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 ter-
minals numbered 89,000 head, 12 percent below
last week and 16 percent under a year ago. Heavy
snowfall over the midwest was responsible for
much of the reduction of marketing* Competi-
tion for storm curtailed numbers was offset by
lower carlot dressed lamb prices and slaughter
lambs closed steady to 25# higher at most points.
Slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were mainly
steady. Wboled slaughter lambs comprised fully
80 percent of receipts at most centers, although
shorn lambs predominated at Fort Worth.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 85-113# wooled closed at $17.50-
18.00, few shipments 90-109# $18.25-19.00, the
latter price for 3 loads 95-106d lambs at
Chicago. Choice and Prime 114-123# $16.50-
18.00. Good and Choice 80-110# $16.00-17.50.
Bulk Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 87-109#
shorn with No. 1-2 and fall shorn pelts $16.40-
17.50, few consignments with fall shorn pelts
$17.75-18.00. Good and Choice 81-110# $15.25-
17.00 including Choice with No. 3 pelts $15.25-
15.50.
Slaughter ewes: Most Cull to Good wooled
3. 50-7.75.
Feeder lambst Choice and Fancy 60-90#
wooled $16.25-17.25, Good and Choice $14.00-
16.75 including Choice $15.00-16.75. Good and
Choice 74-84# shorn feeders with No. 2 to fall
shorn pelts $13.00-14.00 at Fort Worth.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area numbered 21,700. head,
11 percent more than the previous week's storm
reduced marketing and the same as last year.
Limited kill requirements for Thursday's holiday
coupled with expanded numbers on offer served
to narrow demand late and slaughter lambs
closed fully steady. Slaughter ewes were strong.
Wooled offerings made up around 90 percent of
the lamb supply.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 90-110# wooled delivered to


packing plants closed at $17.00-18.00 mainly
$17.50-18.00; a shipment Choice and Prime 1,0Y
$18.25 early. Choice and Prime 110-115 $17.00-
17.50 late with Good and low-Choice 85-1Cf
$16.00-17.25. Bulk Choice and mixed Choice and
Prime 85-11[-1 shorn with No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $16.50-17.00, Good and low-Choice $15.50-
16.50.
Slaughter ewest Cull to Good wooled $2.00-
5.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent f.o.b.
some with short haul and 3 percent shrink. All
sales for xImediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNLA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers in California
rather slow, but Arizona fairly active with
both states averaging mostly steady. Slaughter
heifers poorly tested but few sales about steady.
Country trading on feeder cattle and calves firm
to 500 higher. Slaughter lambs rather slow and
steady.
Slaughter steers: California 885 Choice
1025-1100# $26.40-27.00; California and Arizona -
5,650 Good to mostly Choice 825-1275# $25.50-
26.25; 1,350 mostly Good, 850-115Q0 $24.25-25.40;
154 Standard, end of Good 925-1100# $23.75.
Utah 1,200 expected high-Good and mostly
Choice 1050-1200# $24.00-24.50 for March 1 to
May 15 delivery.
Slaughter heifers: California and Ari-
zona 700 Good to mostly Choice 750-925#
$24.65-25.25. Utah: 510 expected mostly
Choice 900-950# $24.00-24.75 current to May
delivery.
Feeder cattle and calves: Steers Cur-
rent to June 1 delivery; 770 Choice 250-380#
$28.00-29.00; 900 Good and low-Choice 330-350#
$26.75; 1,500 mostly Choice 525-550# $26.00-
26.50; 6,000 Good to Fancy bulk Choice 600-700#
$24.00-25.25. Fall delivery 1,075 Choice ex-
pected 650-700# $23.00; 80 Good and Choice
mixed expected 650# steers $22.50 and 600#
heifers $20.50.
Heifers: Current to June 1 500 Choice
575# $26.00; 115 mostly Choice 725# $23.00;
365 mostly Choice expected 600-675# $22.50;
fall delivery 100 Choice expected 650#
$21.00.
Slaughter lambst California and Arizona -
6,200 Choice, with end both Good and Prime 95-
11# shorn with No. 1 pelts $17.00-17.50; 560
Good and Choice 104# with No. 3 pelts $16.25.
Utah: 4,250 Choice and Prime 101-109# wooled
$16.75-17.50; 750 Choice and Prime 102-104#
shorn with No. 1 pelts $16.25.
Wool: Arizona 101,000# 44-46#, 103,000#
41.5/8-42#, and 11,000# 39# all fine and fine-
medium with some 1/2 blood. Recent sealed bid
included 70,000* fine and fine-mediua 46-1/2#
and 30,000# fine 45-1/8B. All prices per lb.,
grease basis.








COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Demand on slaughter cat-
tle very good with trading active throughout the
week. Slaughter steers sold fully steady to
strong, slaughter heifers steady to 250 higher.
Slaughter steers: 1,450 average and high-
Choice 1050-1250# $26.25-26.75; 4,225 Choice
1050-1325# $25.50-26.25; high-Good and Choice
1025-1200# $24.50-25.75; 225 high-Standard and
Good 1000-1150l $21.00-23.00. Western Nebraska,
350 Choice 1300-1325,# $25.85-26.35. 175 high-
Good and Choice 1125-1250? $25.00-25.40. Western
Kansas, 150 mostly Choice 1150-1175# $25.75.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 1,325 average
and high-Choice 900-1025# $26.15-26.35; 5,375
Choice 800-1025# $25.50-26.00; 200 high-Good and
Choice 900-1000# $24.75-25.50. Western Nebraska,
150 Choice 960-985# $25.25-25.75; 200 high-Good
and Choice 925-975# $24.50-25.25. Wyoming, 28
average-Choice 1000# $26.00.
Feeder cattle: Demand good with sales and
contracts steady to strong prices. Western Kan-
sas, 900 Good to mostly Choice 775-9M50 steers
$22.75-23.75; around 1,600 Choice 650-750# steers
for March and April delivery $25.75-25.00. 750
mostly Choice 550-625# feeder heifers, March
through May delivery, $23.25-24.00. Western Neb-
raska, 340 Good to mostly Choice partly fattened
mixed steers and heifers, steers 100Q0# $23.00-
23.85, the heifers 850# $23.00-23.25. Colorado,
100 partly fattened Choice 700# heifers $23.50.
Sheep and lambs: Slaughter lambs sold mostly
steady, sales confirmed on 28,000 head. Colorado,
Choice and Prime 104-1123# wooled slaughter lambs
$17.50-18.00; Choice 100-107# wooled lambs
$17.00-17.40. Few Choice and Prime 98-105# shorn
lambs, No. 1 and 2 pelts, $16.00-16.25; few 103#,
No. 3 pelts, $15.75. Choice to Fancy, mostly
Choice, 68-80# feeder lambs $15.00-16.25. Wyo-
ming, Choice to Fancy, mostly Choice 64-75#
feeder lambs $15.50.
Wool: Colorado, approximately 75,000# clean
wool, 20% fine wool, 60% 1/2 blood, balance
mainly 3/8 blood with some 1/4 blood, late April
delivery $1.13 a pound clean basis.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Trading on
slaughter cattle slow, prices unchanged. Supply
feeder classes very limited, demand good, prices
fully steady.
Slaughter steers 230 Choice 1200-1500#
$25.45, 1,380 mostly Good, some loads with Choice
end, 900-10654# $24.50-25.50, bulk $25.00.
Slaughter heifers: 921 Good, few Standard,
600-750# $24.00-24.50.
Feeder cattle: 325 Fancy 625-650# steers
March,$26.00, 125 Choice 675# for April $25.00;
1,700 Good and Choice 600-625# steers for March-
April $25.00-23.25. March-April, 280 Choice 650#4
heifers $23.00; 465 Good and Choice 600-640#
$22.00.
Feeder calves: 500 Good and Choice 425-45Q0#
March steers $27.00, heifers $25.00.
Stock cows: 50 Good cows with calves $215.00
per pair, 20 dry cows $150.00 per head.
Lambs: Trading active, strong to 250 up.


Slaughter lambs: New Mexico, 1,100 mostly
Prime, shorn with No. 1 and 2 pelts, 100# $15.50;
600 Choice and Prime wooled 101#, $15.75. Texas,
2,100 Choice and Prime 90-105# with fall shorn
to wooled pelts $15.00-15.50; Feeders: Texas,
2,000 Choice and Fancy 80-85# wooled $14.50-
15.00, 65-754' $13.50-14.00; 4,850 Choice few
Fancy with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts 75-90-;
$13.25-14.00. June delivery: 2,000 Choice
70-75# wooled wethers $11.00, ewe lambs $11.50;
2,400 Fancy 85# ewe replacements $13.00. New
Mexico, 1,100 Fancy 84# ewe replacements $16.00.
Amarillo area: Slaughter cattle slow,
steady, feeders moderately active, firm.
Slaughter heifers: 275 Good and Choice 850-
1000# $25.00-25.50; 500 Good 675-830d $23.80-
24.00.
Feeder cattle Immediate to May: 2,150
mostly Choice, 550-70C0 steers $24.50-25.40;
1,400 Good and Choice 600-7C00" $23.00-23.50;
1,600 Choice 500-700# heifers $25.50-23.75;
2,175 mostly Choice 5C0-60C,-' heifers May-June
$22.50-23.00.
Feeder calves 500 Choice 400-500# steer
calves $25.00-29.00, 2,000 mostly Choice 350-
450,f, steers $120.00-157.50,heifers $110.00-
117.50. April: 1,100 Choice and Fancy 525-
575#, steers $26.00, heifers $24.50,

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Cattle
steady, slaughter lambs steady to 500 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Mostly
Choice steers 1000-1200# $25.00-26.00, Good
$23.00-24.00. Oregon Good and Choice 1000-
12004 $24.50-25.75. Idaho Mostly Choice
1050-1200# $24.25-25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 825-875' $23.50-24.00. Idaho -
Mostly Choice 900# $24.00.
Feeders: Oregon Choice steer calves
400-450,# $27.00-29.00, heifers $24.50-26.00.
Few Choice steers expected 700# at March de-
livery $24.00.
Slaughter lambs: Washington and Oregon -
Mostly Choice, 100-110Q shorn with No. 2 to
fall shorn pelts $16.00-18.25, those at $17.60-
18.25 delivered to California. Idaho Mostly
Choice wooled 105-1124' $17.00-17.25, some with
No. 1 pelts $16.25.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING Cattle:
Slaughter steers steady, feeder calves steady
to strong. Slaughter steers: Southern Montana,
350 Good and Choice 1075-1125" $24.00, two loads
Choice $24.50.
Feeder calves: Montana, 100 Choice 43574
steers $29.00; 500 Choice and Fancy, mixed
calves 375-400#, steers $31.00, heifers $29.00.
400 high-Good and Choice mixed calves, 475-525#
steers $27.00-28.00, heifers $25.00-26.00.
Sheep: Slow, steady. Slaughter lambs:
Montana, 1,100 Choice and Prime 100-110# $17.50-
17.75. Feeder and shearing lambs: Montana,
sales totaling 4,350 Choice mixed slaughter
and shearing 82-11C0 $16.25; 1,075 Choice
105-110# ewe lambs $17.50. 1,500 Choice 100-
115# yearling ewes $18.50 for March.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
--------------------------------------m---------e
S cattle 2 Calves s Sheev a 1Ieb -
Market Feb. 24 t Feb. 25 s Feb. 24 2 Feb. 25 s Feb. 24 s Feb. 25t Feb. 24 t Feb. 25
S 1962 t 1961 1 1962 t 1961 t 1962 1 1961 t 1962 S 1961
Chicago ....... 51,887 35,151 107 108 29,448 30,048 3,279 6,476
Denver ........ 7,452 8,729 135 211 5,419 4,686 17,228 25,025
Fort Worth .... 4,696 4,890 841 715 2,209 1,792 14,248 5,064
Indianapolis .. 7,479 6,256 509 554 35,919 57,959 2,195 1,754
Kansas City ... 15,200 18,705 559 565 16,570 15,587 5,634 4,259
Oklahoma City 9,254 6,976 547 457 3,490 5,182 875 679
Omaha ......... 50,105 355,721 158 564 45,756 55,990 11,982 18,654
St. Joseph .... 14,487 14,757 201 256 22,495 19,875 6,764 6,666
St. Louis NS! 15,511 12,224 1,060 1,408 51,876 52,422 4,875 4,995
Sioux City .... 22,752 24,593 740 642 55,905 51,555 6,192 9,517
Sioux Falls ... 6,578 7,855 51 60 15,114 15,555 5,426 11,149
So. St. Paul .. 19,725 18,149 5,989 6,637 51,544 48,607 14,406 15,404
Total ....... 182,862 191,926 10,657 11,955 311,741 295,052 89,100 105,622
-"Feb.17,1962 200,090 12,556 507,600 101,210
IUTERICR IO0A AMD SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Feb. 24, 1962 Feb. 17, 1962 Feb. 25, 1961
Hogs ...... 505,000 3550,000 544,000*
Sheep ..... 21,700 19,600 21,700*
INTERIOR ILLINOIS Hogs ...... 94,000 92,800 99,100 *Revised.
----------------------- .- -- ... ---------------
I Week ended t Maonth t
SFeb.22 Feb.15 |Feb.235 Jan. Jan .
1962 t 1962 1961 1962 1961 t
Steers 1001# up ......... 625 571 679 1,669 4,209
901-1000 ......... 1,368 2,005 1,666 8,280 10,488
801-900 .......... 2,301 2,881 2,821 15,267 17,685
701-800 .......... 1,905 2,289 3,066 14,869 19,423
501-700 .......... 5,511 5.789 _8,224 33,307 49,842
Total steers 10 markets.... 11,710 15,555 16,456 75,392 101,647
Av. vt. .... 738# 755# 717# 728# 724#
Av. cost*" .... $23.59 t?3.64 $23.55 123.45 $24.56
" Chicago ...... 23.24 22.25 22.74 22.41 23.63
0 Kansas City... 23.46 22.98 23.52 22.80 24.29
9 Omaha ........ 23.53 24.96 23.88 t5.50 24.82
0 S. St. Paul... 21.25 20.62 21.52 21.59 22.06
Sioux City.... 25.48 25.40 25.05 24.92 26.19
S Denver ....... 23.66 23.21 22.27 24.33 25.52
Ft. Worth .... 22.08 24.15 25.50 23.12 235.48
Oklahoma City. 24.11 24.03 22.94 25.08 25.35
S. St. Joseph. 24.28 23.55 25.70 22.52 25.25
0 St. Louis SIM. 22.97 22.53 22.80 22.59 25.15
Total calves 10 markets.. 5,427 5,519 7,804 60,016 70,092
" heifers .... 1,690 2,573 2,850 11,972 14,416
cows .... 481 899 600 2,915 4,446
Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
e Chi- S.. n-. St.e f.t- Sioux S.St. Indian-'Dsn- Ft. Okla. Wich- San
Week ended osas0 Joseph S City 'Paul apolis ;wr Worth *City aita Antonio
,- -i----- l--_ ,,------- -
Feeders
Feb. 23, 1962 2 35 7 8 7 22 7 5 5 65 73 52 50
Feb. 16, 1962 2 32 8 8 6 22 8 6 15 65 70 51 45
Feb. 24, 1961 2 38 10 10 9 24 5 10 8 65 65 44 55
Slaughter crs
Feb. 25, 1962 4 8 7 4 8 4 18 8 22 10 5 9 12
Feb. 16, 1962 4 10 8 5 10 7 18 10 20 15 8 10 20
Feb. 24, 1961 5 10 8 7 12 6 25 15 15 15 11 17 18








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER l/
ber of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Number of head 2
Sby grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -- -
Week ended
Grade------------^ --------- ^ -^ --^----------------
: Feb. 22 : Feb. 23 : Feb. 22: Feb. 23: Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 22 :Feb. 23
1962_ _. L9 1962 1961_ _:_ _1L _:. 1962. -:- -161. -


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

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

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

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


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


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


1,729
12,974
8,815
591

551
24,458


6,174
8,754
645
129
15,785

3576
5,615
6,197
255
75
12,516

9
1,905
5,791
585

91
6,579


3,815


CHICAG
7.1


14,826 55.0
6,123 56.0
828 2.4

594 1.5
25,986
----------
0MARK
151 .7


6,858
8,476
788
152
16,425

~1r22
6,708
4,385
665

11,880

20
1,571
4,214
841

27
6,673


39.1
55.5
4.1
.8


SIOUX CI
3.0
44.9
49.5
2.0
.6


.2
29.9
59.4
9.1

1.4


0
14.7 1,246
57.0 1,171
23.6 1,102
3.2 1,024

1.5 1,052
1,146

.9 1,190
41.8 1,154
51.6 1,098
4.8 1,046
.9 978
1,117

1.0 1,233
56.5 1,161
36.9 1,118
5.6 1,094
-- 1,051
1,140

0.3 946
23.5 1,155
63.2 1,058
12.6 1,076

.4 1,022
1,088


ST. LOUIS NSY
J.-------------------------------------------


1,144
4,105
946

268
6,461


24
2,959
4,479
616

8,078


866
3,011
1,198

128
5,203



2,546
3,939
408

6,893


17.7
65.5
14.6

4.2


16.6
57.9
23.0

2.5


.5 --
56.6 36.9
55.5 57.2
7.6 5.9


..
1,074
1,050
987

1,055
1,044


1,147
1,121
1,086
1,084

1,099


1,253
1,192
1,116
1,014

1,079
1,173

1,163
1,200
1,158
1,088
991
1,160

1,175
1,197
1,131
1,096

1,167

1,123
1,172
1,095
1,017

984
1,105


29.18 27.65
26.89 26.05
24.67 24.00
21.89 21.54

19.85 19.08
26.10 25.61

26.88 26.52
25.54 25.02
24.14 25.84
20.65 20.40
19.04 18.65
24.55 24.18

27.04 26.84
25.81 25.42
24.55 25.93
20.15 20.47
19.26 --
24.98 24.64

26.67 27.50
25.42 25.06
24.01 23.98
21.49 21.50

18.85 18.77
24.21 25.95


1,091 25.66 25.40
1,037 24.14 25.95
976 21.88 21.58

964 19.12 17.99
1,050 25.90 23.50
--------------

-- 27.50 -
1,158 25.55 25.18
1,134 25.91 25.71
1,107 20.55 20.25

1,154 24.19 24.06


-----Prime........ .. ---- -- -- -- ---

Choice......... 1,426 2,075 59.9 75.6 1,191 1,174 25.98 25.20
Good......... 847 709 55.5 25.1 1,131 1,115 25.06 24.20
Standard....... 109 20 4.6 .7 1,104 1,071 20.25 20.09
Utility........ 17 .6 -- 921 18.00
All grades..... 2,582 2,821 1,166 1,156 25.41 24.89

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






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
s Cattle : Calves HoEs 'Sheep and lamba
City or Area e.24T Feb. 25 Feb.24T Feb.25 Fe.24T Feb.25 Feb. 24Teb. 25
1962 1 1961 1962 1961 1962 1 1961 1962 S 1961
Boston, New York City Area .... 10,647 10,138 8,493 8,939 39,825 42,258 31,054 33,417
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 7,930 7,630 1,939 1,977 33,622 26,738 3,996 3,639
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpla 19,484 17,134 3,300 2,859 129,766 127,987 10,794 13,413
Chicago Area .................. 13,951 16,247 7,968 6,066 40,621 42,152 6,488 5,190
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 26,803 25,846 15,861 17,910 119,258 96,166 18,783 16,583
St. Louis Area ... ......... 11,036 9,902 1,111 1,077 85,477 67,084 5,637 5,701
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 25,565 21,049 -- 91,605 83,410 11,031 12,957
Omaha Area ................... 35,865 38,409 161 130 76,387 69,444 13,971 17,501
Kansas City .........0 ...... 12,481 15,129 30,207 34,408 -
Iowa So. Minnesota ......... 28,776 28,832 7,467 8,102 273,804 260,348 33,945 34,969
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mphts ... 6,283 5,248 2,174 1,946 59,758 60,974 -- --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,582 7,912 2,599 3,200 30,583 33,403 -- --
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 18,094 17,611 624 706 40,964 38,564 8,828 9,223
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 9,215 9,332 3,062 2,568 14,533 14,722 23,503 14,464
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 22,842 19,276 125 214 13,601 15,020 44,781 32,712
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 22,151 23,030 887 1,587 28,643 20,022 31,258 29,288
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 7,446 6,541 233 265 15,429 13,820 4,631 3,094
Total ..................... 288,151 56,004 1,124,083 248,700
279,266 57,546 1,046,520 232,151
Accumulation to date ..... 2,520,224 504,980 9,170,482 2,201,165
2,378,789 525,981 8,887,709 2,060,317



ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEfA PRODUCTION
------------- -----__----------.- y^ iy -i ----
Beef Veal I -exe-._ a1 J and imuton_ a Total Total
Week ended Nm- NAu- : Num- a Num- : S :eat lard
b -er t Prod* her P : ber : rd' ber Po prod. prod.
02200 mil.1b. 1,00 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 10 mil.1b.1 0i 2i7B.llb mil.lb.

Feb. 24, 1962 ........ 550 209.5 85 9.5 1,515 180.0 270 15.8 412.6 -
Feb. 17, 1962 ....... 580 227.2 90 10.1 1,550 182.1 505 15.6 455.0 -
Feb. 5, 1962 1/..... 587 95 1,544 502 -- 40.0
Feb. 25, 1961 ..... 542 205.7 89 10.2 1,215 166.1 259 15.4 595.4 59.9

Percentage change from
Feb. 17, 1962 ........ -8 -8 -6 -6 -1 -1 -11 -12 -5 -
Feb. 25, 1961 ........ 2 2 -4 -7 8 8 4 5 4 -
a --------------------------- Avrgvjh~b~---------- -------.
TAvergeS_ gejhtjIb) ..... lard

Week ended Cattle Calves .Hogs and b yield
-- -- L -- M- -- -- per
a : : :10 s 1b.
Live Dressed. Live .Dressed. Live Dresedi Live lDressed. 100 lb.

Feb. 24, 1962 ....... 1040 598 200 112 254 157 105 51 -
Feb. 17, 1962 ....... 1040 598 200 112 254 157 105 51 -
Feb. 5, 1962 ....... 1040 595 200 112 259 140 105 50 -
Feb. 25, 1961 ....... 1050 601 204 115 252 157 106 52 14.2


I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.








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

Classification 'Feb.24 Feb.25 Feb.24 Feb.25 Feb.24.Feb.25 *Feb.24'Feb.25 "Feb.24:Feb.25
Classi1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961 1962 1961
3 : *


- - - --a- -


Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -


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


Standard -

Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard -


28.52
29.00
26.98
27.15
24.15
21.75


700-900# 26.50
600-800 -
20.62


Cows -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


Bulls -Yrlgs. 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
*Medium and Good.


15.50
15.58
15.00
13.50


27.82
27.65
26.20
25.62
25.65
21.20


25.55
4-
20.90


16.05
15.80
15.05
15.68


20.25 19.25
20.25 19.50


-- 29.50
- 26.50
- 22.00


25.88
25.75
25.88
20.62


25.22
25.08
19.88


16.70
16.52
15.12
15.62


25.60
25.38
23.85
20.50


24.88
22.98
19.75


16.18
15.45
14.65
13.75


18.58 17.50
18.88 17.75


25.90
25.60
20.70


28.40
25.40
21.50


22.00
20.50
18.50


27.50
24.00
20.00


27.52
27.52
26.00
26.08
23.95
21.00


25.88
25.25
20.58


16.50
15.88
14.75
15.62


26.95
26.70
25.88
25.52
23.72
20.62


25.28
22.92
19.95


16.02
15.52
14.82
14.00


18.75 17.78
18.75 17.80


26.50
25.75
21.00


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25.97
25.97
25.28



25.47
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16.00
14.75
15.62


25.50
25.30
22.88
20.00


24.62
22.50
19.50



16.50
14.38
135.12


18.75 18.50
18.75 18.50


26.50
23.50
20.25


--
--
25.12
24.00
25.00
20.25


25.12
21.50
19.00


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15.00
14.00
12.50


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24.50
21.00


51.00
29.00
25.50


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26.12
25.88


m--
26.75
24.38


27.50
26.50
24.00


26.25
24.00


26.75
24.25


26.38
24.38


- -- 24.58 25.25 24.50 24.25
-- -- 22.00 20.00* 22.75 20.75*


-- 50.75 --
28.75) 27.75
-- 25.00) 27.75

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25.00) w-


51.75 --
28.75) 29.00
24.75)

28.75 --
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25.25) 25.25


27.25
26.00
25.00


25.88
24.00


24.75 24.25
21.75 21.50*



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27.00) 29.50

51.50 --
28.75) 27.50
26.00) 2.50


24.75
22.50


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24.50
25.00


22.00 --
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24.50)


23.50


25.12
24.62
25.25
20.75


25.75
22.25
19.50



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12.75
11.25



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28.00
25.00


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HOGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
---------------- -^ ^-^-- --- --- .-.- ^ ^ ^ -.
S 1Eight
2 : Louis : Kansas' I Sioux 'S. St. I S. St.'Indian- mkta.
Week ended sChicago: Nat'l.t City Omaha City Joseph Paul 'apolis o
t : Stock t D : a rt bined
a : Yards s : I 1 2 a
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds


Barrows Feb. 24, 1962 16.52 16.52 16.61 16.72 16.47 16.78 16.44
and Feb. 17, 1962 16.78 16.66 16.83 16.80 16.75 17.08 16.44
gilts Feb. 25, 1961 18.01 18.18 18.25 18.31 18.15 18.31 18.02
Feb. 24, 1962 15.78 14.27 14.76 14.65 14.65 14.77 14.50
Sows Feb. 17, 1962 13.90 14.15 14.74 14.55 14.71 14.83 14.60
Feb. 25, 1961 15.99 16.60 16.74 16.80 16.44 16.85 16.50
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Feb. 24, 1962 256 225 229 254 241 227 251
and Feb. 17, 1962 234 222 230 235 245 227 254
gilts Feb. 25. 1961 234 219 232 238 _2444 2 5.Q
Feb. 24, 1962 460 455 415 435 444 409 427
Sows Feb. 17, 1962 452 435 433 443 446 396 426
Feb. 25, 1961 447 401 439 444 451* 416 428
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 24, 1962 25120 46877 14695 58805 50726 20252 59151
and Feb. 17, 1962 25909 47619 13207 34503 32297 15768 42476
gilts Feb. 25, 1961 22606 44811 13713 28870 27570* 18109 39088
Feb. 24, 1962 2260 2757 1040 2978 1942 1292 2440
Sows Feb. 17, 1962 2491 2006 920 3311 2232 1131 3594
Feb. 25, 1961 2587 4080 934 5084 19853* 1057 2349
SOWS Percentage of total
Feb. 24, 1962 9 6 7 7 6 6 6


Feb. 17,
Feb. 25.


1962
1961


9 4 7 9 6 7 8
10 8 6 10 7 5 5


16.59 16.55
16.78 16.72
18.12 18.15
14.25 14.40
14.28 14.45
15.87 16.45


226
227

447
456
457


251
232
2 Q_
457
439
451


31176 244778
31215 242994
_ 3522, _27689 _
2880 17569
2615 18300
- 2499 18655


8
8
2


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7
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V( Weighted average.
* Revised.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended aHog products j/' Hog prices 2/ t Gross spread
a1g s /or margin 5/
Feb. 24, 1962 ................. $18.44 $16.88 $1.56
Feb. 17, 1962 ................. 18.47 17.14 1.55
Feb. 25, 1961 ................ 20.47 18.28 2.19
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 5 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
-/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO


Week ended


Feb. 24, 1962 .............
Feb. 17, 1962 .............
Feb. 25, 1961 .............


t Barrows and I
: gilts/
t Dollars per :
: 100 pounds 2
. 16.52
16.78
18.01


Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
No.3 yeTlow a price ratio
Cents per : based on
bushel : barrows and gilts
106.4 15.5
107.7 15.6
111.6 16.1


- Weighted average. --/ Si--p--e average.
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.






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

Kansas Fort North
Classification Chicago Omaha City Worth Denver Ogden Port-
: : : land
SLAUGHTER LAMBS, (Wooled) 80-110.
Prime Feb. 24,1962 18.75 17.75 18.08 -- 17.67 17.75 16.75
Feb. 25,1961 18.50 17.62 -- 18.00 -
Choice Feb. 24,1962 18.25 17.25 17.57 16.00 16.76 17.00 16.50
Feb. 25,1961 17.42 17.02 16.88 16.88 17.56 17.25 17.58
Good Feb. 24,1962 16.88 15.88 16.20 14.50 15.75 16.25 15.50
Feb. 25,1961 16.12 16.02 16.00 16.38 16.62 16.50 16.50
EWES: (Wooled)~9-T-0#r ------------------------------------
Good Feb. 24,1962 5.75 5.88 5.10 7.50 7.25 5.75 5.50
Gd. & Choice Feb. 25,1961 6.95 6.75 5.00 -- 7.00 4.75 5.50*
Utility Feb. 24,1962 6.00 5.88 4.60 6.75 6.75 5.00 5.00
Cull & Util. Feb. 25,1961 6.45 6.00 5.00 7.00* 5.51 5.25 4.00*
Cull Feb. 24,1962 5.50 4.25 4.10 -- 5.62 4.75 3.50

FEEDER IAMBS: (Wooled) 60-80*
Fancy Feb. 24,1962 -- 16.50 -- 16.76* -
Choice Feb. 24,1962 -- 15.88 15.00 15.88* 16.00 15.25*
Gd. & Choice Feb. 25,1961 17.00 -- 15.75 17.16 16.00 15.50
Good Feb. 24,1962 14.00 15.50 14.62* 14.75 13.25*

*Shorn basis.





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

Cattle Calves Hogs .Sheep and lambs
Region ---- ----- -- -- -------
: 1962 1961 : 1961 : 1961 : 1962 :1961 1962 1961

N. Atlantic States ......... 136 119 121 102 562 528 187 197
S. Atlantic States ......... 57 48 58 58 542 528 I/ !
N. C. States Eastern ..... 260 261 158 145 1,220 1,230 95
N. C. States N. Western .. 656 516 66 58 2,521 2,517 480 479
N. C. States S. Western .. 169 171 10 10 548 518 92 99
S. Central States .......... 165 167 54 49 554 526 158 92
Mountain States ............ 155 155 2 2 105 95 196 162
Pacific States .............. 225 216 26 24 245 205 185 159

Total ................... 1,781 1,652 454 427 6,098 5,744 1,575 1,500

Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head)g January 1962, horses
5,609; goats 5,098; January 1961, horses 3,957; goats 4,854.
/ Data not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRABB REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady
to 500 higher at most Eastern wholesale markets
but New York was mostly steady to weak. Cow
beef sold 500-$2.00 higher; veal and calf steady
to mostly $1.00 higher; lamb weak to 500 lower
at New York and mostly steady at other markets.
Pork cuts were mostly $1.00 lower at Philadelphia.
Pork loins were steady to $1.00 higher at most
Eastern markets except $1.00-1.50 lower at
Washington. Boston butts and fresh skinned hams
were steady to $2.00 higher; spareribs steady to
$1.00 lower.
Kosher dressed steer forequarters were
strong to $1.00 higher and lamb mainly steady
to $1.00 up. Kosher veal and calf held steady.
Supplies of all classes were normal for
the holiday shortened work week. Fairly complete
clearance was reported at most markets, but some
lamb was carried at New York. Clearance was
not complete on beef in Washington. Demand for
beef was generally fair for carcasses and cuts
and trading moderately active. Trading was
slow on a liberal showing of Good carcass beef
at New York and was the principal weakness of
the market. Veal and calf numbers were limited.
Demand was moderate. Trading was rather slow
on lamb with demand only fair. Pork cuts were
fairly active under moderate demand.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef prices
were steady to 50# higher; veal and lamb steady;
pork loins 8-16# steady to $1.00 higher, advance
on 12-16#; Boston butts 4-8# and spareribs 3#
and down steady.
Supplies of veal continued small. Beef,
lamb and fresh pork offerings only moderate
early in the week, but became near normal later.
Many shipments scheduled for Monday arrival
were delayed in transit due to adverse weather
in the area. Beef supplies were primarily Good
to low-Choice; lamb in the 55-65# range exceeded
the volume of lighter weights.
Carcass beef trade was only moderately
active with the bulk moving in the form of
primal cuts. Hindquarters, rounds, loins and
ribs moved readily at strong prices. A fairly
good demand for arm and squarecut chunks on the
initial session narrowed and prices worked
lower. Despite a rather slow veal trade, demand
was adequate to clear limited numbers. Carcass
lamb and all primal cuts sold in a fairly active
trade. Trading on hotel ribs was fairly active.
The fresh pork trade generally slow with re-


placement costs of loins and butts slightly
higher.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass steer and heifer
beef sold fairly active, strong to mostly 50#
higher in California and about steady in the
Pacific Northwest. Cow beef was rather slow,
generally steady; bull beef steady to weak.
Veal and calf was slow, with prices steady in
the Portland-Seattle area and Northern Cali-
fornia. Calf was moderately active, strong
to $1.00 higher in Los Angeles but veal
supplies were too limited to fully test
prices. Lamb sold in generally slow trade,
mostly steady but occasionally $1.00 lower
on volume sales in Southern California. Fresh
and cured pork items were fairly active,
steady except fresh loins and skinned hams
were strong to $1.50 higher in California.
The supply of carcass beef was above
normal in the Pacific Northwest; moderate
offerings were available in California ex-
cept Choice 700-900# steer less than normal.
Supplies of all other classes were moderate.


ABRLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Although trading was slow
early on carcass beef, slightly less than
normal supplies were a factor in improving
demand by midweek and the later trade was
active with prices higher. Choice steer
beef sold strong to $1.00 higher with the
average price at some centers the highest
since the same week last year. Good grade
steer beef sold steady to 500 higher. Heifer
beef was strong to $1.00 higher, the most
advance on Choice grade. Cow beef was
steady to 500 higher. Clearance on beef
offerings were generally complete at ship-
ping centers.
Demand was moderate on normal supplies
of carcass lamb and prices were weak to
$1.00 lower, mostly 504 lower. Clearance
was fairly complete. Supplies of pork
products were fully normal and loins sold
500-$1.00 higher. Pork butts sold mostly
500 higher. Fresh hams were uneven with
the general trend steady to $1.00 higher,
although weights 14-16# were $1.00 lower
at Chicago. Pork carcasses sold steady at
New York and 25-500 lower at Philadelphia.
Clearance was generally complete.







WiOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
Classification ew York Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification -- -- -- --- -- --_-_ ___-____
sFeb.24 -Feb.25 s Feb.24 2 Feb.25 :Feb.24 :Feb.25 *Feb.24 2Feb.25
: 1962 : 1961 : 1962 _1961 __6 _'_ 6: 1 .96l _
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 45.00 44.75 -- -..
Choice 600-700 44.75 45.00 44.12 44.75 45.00 41.25 42.88 40.50


700-800
500-600
600-700


44.00
42.00
42.50


Heifer beef -
Choice 500-600# --
600-700 --
Good 500-600 --
veal -
Prime 90-12a# 65.50
Choice 90-120 55.50
Good 90-120 50.00
Lamb -
Prime 45-55# 59.25
Choice 45-55 59.25
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1J 46.50
Butts 4-8 56.50
Spareribs 5# down 40.19
00m, Amk. akd. -
Ceok before eating 12-16#46.50
PuF y cooked 10-14#48.00
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1 pSackage (bx liota) 50.50
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-81 52.25
Lard, 3# carton 15.25


43.75
42.25
43.00


64.00
55.00
48.00


45.19
41.75
41.25

45.58
45.58
40.25

60.00
56.50
51.00


42.58
42.50
42.50

45.00
45.00
40.75

60.55
54.67
48.67


42.50
41.75
40.50

42.50
42.00
41.00



55.50


40.50
41.00
39.25

40.00
39.50




55.00


41.94
41.88
40.58

42.56
41.62


39.25
40.00
58.75

40.25
39.50
59.25


59.94 57.00 39.00 58.00 39.42 58.51 39.67
59.56 57.00 59.00 58.00 39.42 58.51 59.67


47.75
39.50
43.50

46.50
48.75


45.75
55.50
57.00


44.92
56.50
59.00


49.50
41.00
45.00


51.00
42.50
46.50


46.58
58.00
59.12


47.67
42.00
44.50


-- 51.50 50.50 50.17 49.50 48.00
50.75 55.75 --


51.00 49.50 56.00 52.00 57.17 49.58 54.50

54.00 55.50 35.75 55.75 355.00 55.50 54.50
16.00 14.25 18.00 17.50 18.00 16.75 18.12


BULK PRICES CAEOT BASIS NEEK ENDED FEB. 25, 1962
- re d-- --------------- --------- ------- lsd1v --
s wuScag a venver~d. :rrddefi-qf


600-o700#
700-800
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800
of -
500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
- All weights -


42.00-45.00
42.00-42.50
41.50-42.00
39.00-40.50
59.00-40.00
58.50-40.00

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
58.50-59.00
58.50-59.00

29.50-50.00
50.00-50.50

56.00-57.00
54.50-55.50
52.00-54.00
56.00-57.00
54.50-55.50
52.00-54.00


41.00-41.50
41.00
40.50
--
57.00-59.50
56.50-59.50

40.50-41.75
40.50-41.00
57.00-57.25
57.00-57.25

29.50-50.00


54.00-55.00
52.50-55.50
50.50-52.50
54.00-55.00
52.50-55.50
50.50-52.50


41.50-42.00
41.25
40.75-41.25

58.25-59.75
57.00-58.25

41.25-41.75
41.25-41.75
57.25-58.25
57.25-58.25

28.50-29.25
29.25




54.25-55.25
55.25-55.75
51.75-52.75


44.00-45.00
45.50-44.00
45.00-45.75
58.50-42.00
58.50-42.00
58.50-41.00


44.00-44.50
45.50-44.50
45.00-45.50

40.00-42.00
59.50-41.50

45.50-44.00
45.50-44.00


-- 51.50-52.00
-- 51.50-52.00


57.00-58.50
55.00-56.50
54.00-55.50
57.00-58.50
55.00-56.50
54.00-55.50


56.50-57.50
55.50-56.50
55.50-54.50
56.50-57.50
55.50-56.50
55.50-54.50


8-1lf 41.50-42.00


Good


Choice


Good


Heifer be
-Choice

Good

Cow beef


Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-o


45#


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


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


41.50


-- 45.50-44.00





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supplies of greasy domestic worsted wools
were small in the Boston wool market. Prices
were firm.
Trade in woolen wools and noils was about
steady with supplies very limited. Noils prices
held firm in all foreign markets with demand
narrow.
There were occasional sales of mostly fine
and fine medium wools in the territory States
with a few lots of 12 months and fall wools
sold in Texas. Barn shearing continued in the
fleece wool States but the severe snow storms
limited sales.
Australian quotations at midweek were ir-
regular with Continent and Japan the principal
operators and supported by the United States
and Bradford. Some cables showed the market
opened in Sydney par to 2j percent lower.
General competition prevailed in New Zealand
with prices about steady. The Cape market was
uneven with demand mainly from the United
States, France, Germany and Italy. Activity in
Montevideo was dull with prices about steady
compared to recent weeks while the Buenos Aires
market was slow.
Fleece Wools Medium grade fleeces in
original bags sold at $1.05 clean basis.
Territory Wools Recent contracting in
Montana showed a mixed clip of fine and half-
blood for March delivery at 42# grease basis
while a 1962 Wyoming clip of bulk half with
some 5/8s sold for immediate shipment at 44.25#
f. o. b. Arizona sales of bulk fine wool with
an edge of half-blood totaling 215,000 pounds
ranged from 590-46f grease basis, f.o.b. Mostly
medium grade ranch wools were contracted in
Oregon at 50 grease basis to the growers.
Texas Wools Greasy 12 months wool sold
in Texas around $1l.27-l.30 clean basis, de-
livered, while interest continued in fall wool
ranging between 95#-1.00 clean basis, delivered.
Mohair A fair volume of mohair sold at
711 fTor adult and $1.01 for kid hair to the
warehouse but trade in the local market was
very slow.
Foreign Wools Spot foreign wools con-
tinued slow. Quotations were somewhat ir-
regular in Australia and South Africa during
the week with an easier tone at Invercargill,
New Zealand. 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.
South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured elds
7 41.11 47 $1.10 17 #1.05
8 1.10 48 1.09 22 1.05
12 1.09 52 1.09 27 1.01
53 1.07 28 1.00
52 .99
55 .98


Australia
Oil-combed


New Zealand
Oil-combed


77 $1.16 80 $1.05 95 $.86
78 1.15 452 1.05 854 .84
78A- 1.11 455 .99 100 .82
79 1.09 454 .97 107 .80
114 .77
128 .75
Montevideo Super Skirted Wools: 60/64s -
$1.01, 60s 97f, 60/58s 95#, 58/56s 92#,
56/50s 910.
Carpet Wools The carpet wool trade con-
tinued dull. At midweek, cables from Buenos
Aires reduced quotations one-half cent re-
flecting the tendency in New Zealand toward
a lower basis. At the Liverpool sale of
Pakistan-India wools tinged Jorias were
offered at 2y percent lower with other sorts
generally unchanged under narrow demand.
Spot Buenos Aires November second clips were
offered at 75f-75,, March wools around 71#,
white Pakistan carpet wools at 75# and white
Bibruk at 75#; New Zealand carpet wools were
offered for shipment as follows: "B" style
fleeces at 752 and "B.C." style at 74#, all
clean fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
58s 1 -21" t. gray $.78
58s l1-2" dark .70
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
60s 2-5" choice $1.22
56/58s 2-5" choice $1.15-1.14
Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" ch. wh. $1.15
Wool Tops The wool tops market was
dormant at unchanged quotations as follows:
Warp Aust. D Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1. 41.81
64s 1.81 1.75
62s 1.71 1.61
58/60s- 1.56 1.55


Oil-combed Territory
58/60s $1.54 $1.55
56a 1.49
50/56s -- 1.46


Fleece

$1.46
1.45


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Feb. 21,
1962 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Emchange)
March wool tops $1.604 (Bid)
May wool tops 1.588 (Bid)
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
March wool $1.220 (Traded)
May wool 1.212 (Traded)
64s grade 21" average stretched length






Calf crop: .1960 and 1961
: Cows and heifers :Calves born as percent
: 2 yrs. & older :of cove and heifers 2 : Calves born
State : January 1 :yrs. & older January-l9
:10-year: : :10-year: : .10-year:
:average: 1960 : 1961 :average: 1960 : 1961 :average: 1960 : 1961
:1950-59: ; :1950-59: : :1950-59;
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,00 1,000 1,000
: head head head Percent Percent Percent head head head
Mine : 126 113 -115 5- 85- 107 9" 97
N.H. : 69 60 61 84 88 87 58 53 53
t. : 303 288 291 82 85 87 249 245 253
aiss. : 124 104 106 82 85 82 101 88 87
R.I. : 19 16 15 80 79 82 15 13 12
Conn. : 117 100 102 81 83 81 95 83 83
N.Y. : 1,469 1,409 1,433 86 86 84 1,260 1,212 1,204
N.J. : 156 144 143 79 81 80 124 117 114
Pa. : 1,066 1,068 1,082 85 86 87 908 918 941
Ohio 1,130 1,025 1,025 b6 86 85 969 82 671
Ind. : 934 825 823 89 87 88 830 718 724
Ill. : 1,439 1,316 1,316 90 88 88 1,290 1,158 1,158
Mich. : 961 824 815 85 86 87 815 709 709
Vis. : 2,546 2,525 2,525 91 90 90 2,320 2,272 2,272
Minn. : 1,752 1,742 1,777 91 90 90 1,594 1,56b 1,599
Iowa : 1,971 1,936 1,929 94 90 91 1,855 1,742 1,755
MN. 1,839 1,858 1,878 91 89 90 1,677 1,654 1,690
N.Dak. : 907 953 963 90 89 92 812 848 886
S.Dak. : 1,452 1,531 1,561 90 93 93 1,307 1,424 1,452
Nebr. : 1,820 1,855 1,885 91 91 90 1,658 1,689 1,695
Kans. : 1,694 1,585 1,640 89 88 90 1,516 1,395 1.476
Del. : 41 35 33 79 7 79 32 27 26
Md. : 285 279 281 84 83 85 240 232 239
Va. : 742 753 766 83 84 84 616 633 643
.Va. : 323 300 300 84 85 85 271 255 255
r.C, : 514 507 499 78 77 78 401 390 389
S.C. : 298 299 297 78 77 78 232 230 232
Ga. : 738 748 741 80 80 81 590 598 600
Fla. : 923 954 912 66 63 67 608 601 611
Ky. : 972 1,076 1,111 88 88 90 862 94W 1,000
Tenn. : 977 1,024 1,047 87 86 88 848 881 921
Ala. : 920 939 931 78 81 81 721 761 754
M.ss. 1,223 1,233 1,214 74 75 76 908 925 923
Ark. : 816 795 803 80 81 79 655 644 634
tA. : 1,062 1,081 1,108 78 78 78 834 843 864
Okla. : 1,616 1,679 1,765 88 87 86 1,424 1,461 1,518
Texas : 4.700 4.855 4.984 85 84 83 3.985 4,078 4,137
Mnt. : 1,112 1,201 1,214 91 90 91 1,016 1,081 1,105
Idaho : 544 613 608 89 88 90 485 539 547
Wyo. : 555 585 577 87 87 88 483 509 508
Colo. : 889 900 927 88 90 88 782 810 816
N.Mex. : 678 671 676 82 84 84 556 564 568
Ariz. : 451 396 391 79 75 81 356 297 317
Utah : 346 360 362 86 88 85 299 317 308
Nev. : 296 281 290 77 80 78 229 225 226
Wash. : 544 566 88 87 89 473 444
re. 734 732 85 85 85 24 30
Calif. :1 1,752 1.750 85 87 86 1,2 1,524 1.505
riets. 45.734 45,871 46.370 86 86 86 39,405 39,353 39.911
Alaska : --- -- 4.2 -- 83 -- --- 3.5
l/Not strictly a calving rate. Figure represents calves born expressed as percentage of the nuanber
of oows mar heifers 2 years old and over on farcm and ranohes January 1.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board. 2/20/62







Lamb Crop 1960 and 1961


ng ewes 1 year :Lambs saved per 100 ewes 1
older January 1 :year andolder January 1 1/
': : :10-year: :
1: 960 : 1961 :average: 1960 : 1961
.: : ::_ :1950-59: :


1/Lambs saved defined as lambs
States and lambs docked or bran


State




Maine
N.H.
Vt.
Mass.
R.I.
Conn.
II.Y.
N.J.
Pa.
Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.
Minn.
Iowa
Mo.
N. Dak.
S.Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.
Del.
Md.
Va.
W.Va.
N.C.
S.C.
Ga.'
Fla.
Ky.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas
Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N.Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
U.S.


Breedi
and o
:10-year
.average
:1950-59
1,000
head
21
6
8
8
2
6
109
S 10
158
7847
332
396
263
171
556
S 732
631
380
822
200
350
2
34
257
S 245
36
5
16
: 3
3
218
30
55
39
70
: 124
: 3,791
: 1,253
856
:1,598
: 1,056
968
318
1,134
: 352
: 217
: 652
1,360
:21,123


1,000
head

5
9
8
2
5
116
11
169
757
350
256
165
614
922
540
480
1,207
295
422
4
30
257
227
42
8
19
5
420
199
25
49
35
166
3,942
1,331
902
1,773
1,200
874
347
1,065
274
234
699
1,416
22,406


Lambs saved 1/


1,000
head

4
8
8
2
104
12
167
6(99
350
437
243
163
651
894
502
490
1,286
301
447
4
27
249
222
42
8
15
5
361
171
21
40
36
61
163
4,100
1,291
911
1,738
1,164
914
350
1,044
247
239
699
1,487
22,396


1960 : 1961


Number

98
92
95
93
90
109
89
9O
100
110
109
105
112
114
107
104
108
101
1o6
100
100
105
112
lo6
105
93
84
98
115
104
86
85
92
6
73
9
112
84
9
93
86
87
114
99
93
93
living
ded in


Number I

100
100
100
100
100
103
109
96
94

108
101
115
118
105
103
112
105
101
88
100
100
107
106
98
75
84
100
115
94
88
A9
63
g9
80
93
113
102
80
84
88
87
113
99
93
95
June 1, or


Number

100
88
88
100
100
109
100
96
97
105
106
101
116
118
107
100
110
103
1o6
93
100
107
110
106
102
88
73
100
115
102

90
94




85
7988
97-
88
100
84
85
88
88
114
100
91
95
sold


the Western Sheep States.


Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board. 2/21/62


:10-year:
:average:
:1950-59:
1,000
head
20
5
7
7
2
6
119
148
7W6
364
432
276
192
635
788
658
410
840
210
350
2
36
289
260
37
5
13
3
567
226
26
47
47
122
2,766
1,15
958
1,339
1,028
752
265
979
304
248
645
1,260
19,636


1,000
head
27
5
9
8
2
5
119
12
163
712
362
261
189
724
964
554
540
1,269
297
371
4
30
275
240
41
6
16
5
481
188
22
35

164
3,154
1,238
1,019
1,560
1,224
701
293

264
692
1,317
21,283


1,000
head
26
4
7
7
2
5
113
12
161
665
464
246
189
765
954
502
541
1,322
320
416
4
29
274
236
43
7
11
5
416
174
19

46
16o
3,239
1,214
1,029
1,529
1,164
766
297
919
217
272
699
1,353
21,277


before June 1 in the Native






175
CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION I/

: Number (000 omitted) Percent
: an. ;: Dec.-: 'a7. : Jan-. : 5e. 7 Jn. -
- 1962 1961 t 1961 : 1962 : 1961 : 1961
CATTLE:
Steers .................................. 999 877 868 56.1 55.2 55.2
Heifers .............................. 585 575 570 21.5 25.5 22.7
Cows ..........***************************........................ 585 326 372 21.5 20.5 22.8
Bulls and stags ...................... 16 13 21 .9 .8 1.5
Total / .............................. 1,781 1,589 1,631 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners and Cutters 5 .................. 185 154 175 10.5 9.7 10.6
HOGS:
Sows .................................. 596 448 545 6.5 7.8 6.0
Barrows agd gilts .................... 5,677 5,262 5,560 95.1 91.7 95.3
Stags and boars ...................... 24 29 40 .4 .5 .7
Total / .............................. 6,097 5,759 5,745 100.0 100.0 100.0
SHEEP AND LAMBS:
Lambs and yearlings .... ............ 1,544 1,074 1,265 97.8 95.6 97.5
Sheep ................................... 30 49 55 2.2 4.4 2.7
Total 2 ......................... 1,574 1,125 1,500 100.0 100.0 100.0
- -----------------------------------------------------------------
1/ Based on reports from packers. V/ Totals based on rounded numbers.
/ Included in cattle classification .


CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY COOPERATING PACKERS

Hogs : Barrows and Gilts reported separately
Month slaughtered under - - -
Federal inspection Head Barrows Gila

Number Number Number Percent Percent
Jan. 1962 ............... 6,098,000 26 992,000 52.82 47.18
Dec. 1961 .............. 5,758,000 26 1,091,000 54.14 45.86
Jan. 1961 ............... 5,744,000 28 1,254,000 55.20 46.80


PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, B! CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
-------- ----- --------- -_ -- -----Caner 5a
,Cw : s Bulls and ane
: Steers s Heifers Cows : Stags : Cutters,
Region : : : all classes
S Jn. "S: a. 7 ~JF. -:- 7a .
1962 1961 : 1962 t1961: 1962: 1961 :1962 : 1961 t1962 : 1961
Pet. Pet. Pat. Pet. Pct. Pet. Pet. Pet. Pet. Pet.
N. Atlantic States ............. 68.6 69.8 1.9 1.7 28.8 27.6 .7 .9 10.8 15.4
S. Atlantic States ............. 51.5 59.4 5.5 8.0 40.9 49.6 2.2 2.7 22.1 25.7
N. C. States-Eastern 47.1 54.5 17.6 15.7 55.7 29.9 1.6 1.8 15.8 12.9
N. C. States- N. Western ....... 55.4 52.5 26.2 26.9 17.6 19.5 .8 1.1 8.1 7.6
N. C. States- S. Western ....... 68.1 62.9 17.9 19.6 15.5 17.0 .5 .5 5.9 8.7
S. Central States .............. 40.0 56.2 14.5 15.5 44.1 46.5 1.6 2.0 25.1 25.8
Mountain States ................ 40.9 55.2 42.9 50.5 15.5 15.6 .9 .9 5.0 4.9
Pacific States ................. 69.9 67.0 15.5 15.2 15.7 16.0 1.1 1.7 4.4 5.0







UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
-.-- -.---------- T -----------^- ---------
SSt Percentage
i December (Revised) g Jan. Dec. : Dec. 1961 of
: Dje-. : 5-yr.
t 1961* : 1960 : 1961* : 1960 : 1960 t (D.av.
--------------------------------------------- ----a


Number slaughtered under Federal inspection:
Cattle ................. 1,589
Calves ................. 416
Hogs ................... 5,758
Sheep & lambs .......... 1,124
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle ......... ....... 1,Q52.6
Calves ................ 186.8
Hogs .................. 242.7
Sheep & lambs .......... 98.8*
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 p
Cattle ................. 22.10
Calves ................. 25.26
Hogs ................... 16.26
Sheep & lambs .......... 15.90
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weig
Cattle ................. 57.4
Calves ................ 56.1
Hogs I/..... ........ 76.8
Sheep-& lambs .......... 48.7
Lard per 100# .......... 13.2
Lard per animal ........ 32.0
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 604.2
Steers 2/............... 666.4
Heifers2/ .............. 572.3
Cows 2/.7............... 501.5
Calves ................. 104.8
Hogs ................... 186.4
Sheep & lambs .......... 48.1*


(thousands of head)
1,576 19,968 19,394 101 105
451 5,005 5,259 92 81
5,753 65,632 66,153 100 96
1,114 15,056 14,056 101 104


1,04!.1
191.5
243.4
100.9
pounds)
21.75
21.92
16.89
16.04
ht)
56.6
56.0
76.5
48.4
13.2
32.1


591.5
669.8
566.1
495.7
107.1
186.2
48.8


1,043.2
208.8
240.2
98.2*

21.41
23.12
16.89
15.86

57.9
56.3
76.6
48.8*
13.5
32.5


604.2



117.6
184.1
47.9*


1,052.0
210.1
258.8
98.9

21.98
22.50
15.75
17.95


57.5
56.5
76.5
48.5
15.5
52.2

591.7
--
--

118.8
182.7
47.8


101
98
100
98*

102
106
96
..99


102
95
101
99*

108
115
102
88


Condemnationst 3/ (number of head)
Cattle ............... 6,871 4,926 63,575 56,665 -- -
Calves ................. ,53355 2,803 20,265 20,249 -
Hogs ................... 11,845 10,619 117,948 112,671 -- -
Sheep & lambs .......... 5,859 5,882 82,908 82,411 -- -
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned (thousands of pounds)
Beef ................... 956,107 929,145 12,025,905 11,442,418 105 107
Veal ................... 43,215 48,014 586,259 622,614 90 7'
Pork (carcass wt.) ..... 1,067,354 1,069,169 12,060,054 12,064,175 100 96
Lamb & mntton .......... 55,772* 54,093 715,630* 667,256 99* 103*
Total 4/................ 2,120,428* 2,100,422 25,387,826* 24,796,441 101 101
Pork, excl. lard ....... 815,760 816,207 9,157,614 9,149,155 100 100
Lard production 5/...... 185,792 184,405 2,117,986 2,127,065 100 91
Rendered pork fat ...... 7,938 7,566 87,951 85,895 108 92
I/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
T/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded numbers 5/ Includes rendered pork fat.
ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION BY WEEKS Dec. 1961
T Catfle ~ Cavei T ~ -- ~ snep
Cattel s cri0es -sT eg jm aa -ra -
Week N Num- : Av. ~ lNa-r Av. s Num-. t Av. ~ :N m-. Av. I'Total tYield I
ended ber : dr.tProd.1 ber 2 dr. :Prodthber sdr.l/Prod.ber s dr. tProd.smat s per IProd.
-1 to. tt :_.- -l. i, v ,oadl--:o0oQ. -
1961 1000 lb. mil.b.1000 1b. mil.b.1000 lb. ml.1b.1000 b. mil.lb.ril.lb. lb. adl.lb.
rDe-.9 417 600 250.2 -10 104 11.- TMT 5 217.35 -- 528 5 T!S .5 .
16 398 605 240.0 101 105 10.4 1592 141 196.7 259 47* 12.5u 459.4* 12.6 42.5
25 366 597 218.5 108 105 11.1 1376 143 197.2 217 47* 10.3* 437.1* 12.6 42.4
50 318 608 195.4 70 109 7.6 1086 140 152.4 254 48* 12.53 365.7* 14.1 56.7
-----------a;-- -- ------- ------ ------------------------ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -----
/ Excludes lard.
Revised.







UNITED STATES FEDERAL INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
------^--------- __ ---------^- ---------
Janu5M7 a Percentage
t January 1962 of
-- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -_- -a1-16.f
a 1962 1961 : 5-yr.
a a : 1961 Jan. av.
-- -- --- --!?-----1 ------3 -36--------
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)
Cattle ................. 1,781 1,652 109 110
Calves ................. 454 427 106 92
Hogs ................... 6,098 5,744 106 104
Sheep & lambs .......... 1,575 1,500 106 110
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 1,047.5 1,059.6 99 100
Calves ................ 204.2 205.5 99 99
Hogs .. ............... 240.8 240.6 100 101
Sheep & lambs .......... 100.6 102.6 98 98
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pounds)
Cattle ................. 22.24 22.49 99 105
Calves ................. 24.69 25.59 106 115
Hogs ................... 16,76 17.06 98 102
Sheep & lambs ........., 16.91 16.99 100 90
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle .............,,,.. 57.5 57.2 -- -
Calves ................. 56.5 56.1 -
Hogs 1/................. 76.9 76.4 --
Sheep-& lambs .......... 49.1 48.9 --
Lard per 100# .......... 12.7 15.2 -
Lard per animal ........ 50.7 51.9 -
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle ................. 600.2 606.1 -
Steers 2/............... 654.5 671.5 -- -
Heifere2/.............. 556.7 566.0 -- -
Cows 2/.7............... 508.7 510.9 -
Calves ................ 115.4 115.5 -
Hogs ................... 185.2 185.8 --
Sheep & lambs .......... 49.4 50.2 -- -
Condemnations: 5/ (number of head)
Cattle ................. 5,852 5,056 -
Calves ................. 2,748 2,244 -
Hogs ................... 10,463 10,541 -- -
Sheep & lambs .......... 4,920 5,601 -
Total dressed weight Excluding condemned: (thousands of pounds)
Beef ................... 1,065,546 986,085 108 111
Veal ................... 52,024 48,958 106 91
Pork carcasss wt.) ..... 1,127,355 1,055,882 107 106
Lab & mtton .......... 67,665 64,972 104 109
Total 4/,............... 2,512,568 2,155,876 107 108
Pork, excl. lard ....... 872,138 804,286 108 109
Lard production 5/...,.. 186,780 182,790 102 95
Rendered pork fat ...... 8,855 7,140 124 106
1/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/ Also included with cattle.
T/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded nu*ers. 5/ Includes rendered pork fat.
ACTUAL FEDERALLT INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION By WEEKS JAN. 1962
7 istle -- "--- Cal-es "T Hos "- TSeep"-a -dnss:a 7 x : 1 : r3
Week = Aj. ~ A Av, sw.: Av. t eNr.e- t Av. tTotal rield :
ended bar : dr.Prod.t bar t dr. tPod.ber dr.l/tProd.:be.r t dr. iProd.tmeat I per tProd.

1962 1000 Ib. wil.lb.1000 lb. mil.lb.1000 lb. u..lb.1000 lb. 2dl.lb.mil.lb. lb. atl.lb.
" 6 s 46 0 207.6 0'4 115 12.0 33 TO 71M 67. 8 -M 47e =.9- 74=.7 15.0 56.8
15 591 600 254.6 95 115 10.7 1565 142 194.2 519 49 15.5 455.0 15.1 42.8
20 417 594 247.7 104 115 12.0 1412 142 200.9 514 50 15.6 476.2 12.6 42.8
27 597 600 258.3 95 s15 10.9 1551 142 192.1 290 50 14.4 455.7 12.5 39.9
4. 2514 8 _.._ _J.ML _3A._ J914 _52_ ._& 1O_... _47..7_ Is. .41.
1/ Excludes lard.





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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS

: Dec. : Dec.
Commodity : 1961 : 1960

Pound s Pound s


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, n.e.c.
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. (exc. canned)
Other meat and meat products (except canned) n.e.c.
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen............
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen....................
Other variety meats, (edible offal) ex.end. n.e.c.
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c..................
Canned meats -
Beef and veal....................................
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. n.e.c.........
Hams and shoulders ...............................
Other pork, canned................................
Other meat and meat products, n.e.c..............
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...........


979,051 1,225,132
979,825 1,252,475


2,748,154
971,066
414,766
1,232,273
132,576
13,832
5,016,242
2,399,549
35,073,379
502,260

146,367
77,546
87,479
68,958
162,717
120,334
15,588,788
126,840
252,592
143,131,048
481,300
25,237,416


3,541,506
902,211
520,155
1,307,802
237,736
289,486
5,545,028
2,700,361
3,615,018
466,598

142,686
74,077
92,499
214,067
85,876
87,994
49,380,816
72,752
350,494
136,646,395
398,889
16,412,881


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.