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MEAT


WOOL


WEEKLYS etMRY



WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 29, No. 52


WASHINGTON 25, D.C. -

/ 1' Eq fcember
Week ended Decmb r 23


27, 1961


Page


Livestock Market Reviews 41 >6. .


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


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

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


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


Special to this issue


Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Regions, November 1961
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned under
Federal Inspection, Oct. 29 Dec. 2, 1961 .
Pig CropReport, December 1961 0 0 .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in 9 Corn
Belt States, November 1961 . .* .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers and heifers sold lower
for the first time in six weeks. Steers were
mainly 25-75f lower, the only exception to
lower prices was Prime steers in Chicago sell-
ing steady to 25f higher. Slaughter heifers
were steady to 50f lower, extremes $1.00 lower
on Standard and Good. Cows were 25-50f lower
and feeders mostly steady to 500 lower. Barrows
and gilts sold 500-$1.00 higher. Sows were
steady to 50f higher, but steady to 500 lower
at Chicago and 25# lower at St. Louis. Slaugh-
ter lambs were steady to 50f lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steers and heifers sold lower at midwest
markets following a steady to higher trend for
the past five weeks. Lower dressed beef prices
more than offset any bullish influence that may
have developed from a small decrease in the
salable supply. The current slaughter holidays
also restricted demand. Slaughter steers were
25-75# lower at most markets with kinds grading
low-Choice and below under most downward pres-
sure. The only exception of consequence was a
steady to 250 higher market for Prime steers
in Chicago. Accordingly the spread in steer
prices became the widest since last April. Last
summer the spread in steer prices was the
narrowest in 15 years. Heifers were mainly
steady to 500 lower, extremes $1.00 lower. Cow
prices sagged mostly 25-500. Bulls sold steady
to $1.00 higher and reached the highest level
since last April. Vealers sold steady to $2.00
lower at the two major vealer markets. One of
the features of the pre-Christmas week trade
was the fact that the supply of slaughter
steers Monday in Sioux City was the largest for
any day of record at that market.
Slaughter steers: At major markets outside
Chicago, Choice steers bulked at $24.50-26.00,
high-Choice and Prime reaching $27.00 with a
load Prime 1,097# weights $27.10 in St. Joseph.
Chicago, six loads Prime 1150-1400# steers
$28.00, highest of the month and bulk high-
Choice and Prime $26.50-27.50 with quite a few
loads to $27.75 including Prime 1488#. Good
steers $22.00-24.75.
Slaughter heiferst Loadlots mixed Choice
and Prime heifers sold up to $26.00, Choice
largely $23,75-25.00 although numerous loads
$25.25-25.75 in Chicago. Most Good heifers
$21.50-24.00.
Slaughter cows: Most Utility and Commer-
cial cows $15.50-16.50, Canner and Cutter
mostly $11.50-14.50.

FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES Seasonally
moderated supplies of feeder cattle and calves
at terminal markets found slow outlet at prices
unevenly steady to 500 lower. At Sioux City a
decline of 50# to $1.00 was registered. Severe


winter weather over much of the midwest with
accompanying bad road conditions,and additional
difficulties in handling livestock once they
reached farm or feedlot, did much to curtail de-
mand. Preparations for the upcoming year-end
holidays also kept some buyers away from market
centers. Added to these temporary restraints on
demand was the bearish factor of a material down-
turn in slaughter cattle prices. Although most
all grades and weights were noticeably slower,
feeder buyers provided a rather reliable outlet
for moderate numbers of fleshy two-way steers
weighing over 90Q#.
Feeder steers: Choice and Fancy 828#
brought $25.00; Good and Choice 800-1050#
$21.50-24.50, majority $22.00-24.00. Loadlots
Choice, partly fattened, 1000-1050? were noted
from $25.00-25.35 but at Chicago four loads
Choice 1048# reached $24.25. Choice 658#
brought $26.25 and several loads Choice 550-
575# short yearlings $28.00-29.50. Bulk Good
and Choice 550-750# cashed from $25.00-26.00;
Medium and Good $19.00-25.50.
Feeder heifers: The few Good and Choice
yearling heifers marketed sold chiefly from
$21.00-24.25.
Feeder calves: Loadlots,Choice and mixed
Choice and Fancy steers brought $28,00-33.00,
load 48Q# included at $52.00. Good and mixed
Good and Choice steers ranged $24.00-29.00.Good
and Choice heifers bulked $22.50-28.00; load
Choice 565# $29.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Generally good
shipper outlet set the buying pace that influ-
enced a 500-$1.00 price advance on barrows and
gilts. Demand centered on butchers weighing
190-25Q0 and these weights showed the largest
price advance. This was the third consecutive
week of higher barrow and gilt prices. Sow
prices were steady to 50f higher, excluding St.
Louis and Chicago which were steady to 500
lower. Sows at the eight markets combined were
estimated at 10 percent of the receipts. The
average weight of barrows and gilts was 2293
or about the same as the previous week. Re-
ceipts at the twelve markets were 5 percent
smaller than the preceding week and almost 10
percent more than the pre-Christmas week a year
ago.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-3, 180-25CW
closed at $17.00-18.00 and to $18.25 in Chicago.
No. 1-2, 180-240# ranged from $]7.50-18.25. A
limited volume of No. 1-2, 190-225# offerings
sold up to $18.50 at Chicago and Indianapolis.
Sows: No. 1-5, 250-400# $14.00-15.25, and
to $16.00 at the close in Indianapolis. Bulk
No. 2-5, 400-600# $12.75-14.25.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.No.
1 over No. 5 live basis 200-22C0 barrows and
gilts was $1.00 per cwt. based on wholesale












carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
December 18 to December 22, 1961 inclusive.
Feeder pigs: At Sioux City Good and Choice
feeders were 25-7E5 off at $15.00-16.25; at
So-th St. Paul strong to 250 higher at $15.50-
16.25.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts at 338,000 head were 2 percent,
smaller than in the rrecedir.r week and 3 percent
larger than last year. Barrows and gilts 200-
?40W made up the bulk of supplies while sows
comprised around 8 percent of receipts. Prices
for butchers advanced 35-?00, mostly 45-55,
and sows were mainly 250 up.
On Friday most U. S. "o. 1-3, 200-2407
)arrows and gilts brought 016.50-17.10 with
moderate showing No. 1-2 ;17.00-17.50. U. S.
1-3 270-400/ sows .13.75-15.25; 400-55(V'
12.15-14.15.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts of
98,600 head were 12 percent under the previous
week but 8 percent above a year ago. Trading
was active with demand generally good. Barrows
and gilts under 24'" were fully 50# higher and
heavier weights 25-50 higher. Sows were
steady to 250 higher.
Barrows and gilts: Closing prices No. 1-3
180-220-' mostly $.17.00-17.50,1imited volume
e17.65.
Sows: No. 1-3, 25C-I0on. $13.00-15.00.

SHEEP AND IA.MBS Receipts at the 12
terminals numbered 81,000 head, a slight in-
crease over last week and 17 percent more than
a year ago. Wooled slaughter lambs comprised
around 70-80 percent of the moderately large
pre-holiday slaughter lamb supply; feeders ac-
counted for P-20 percent of receipts at most
points but reached 30 percent at Denver. Price
downturns posted on dressed lamb in recent
weeks proved a major factor in declining live
prices. Some price recovery on late sessions
offset part of earlier losses and most slaughter
lambs finished the week steady to 50# lower.
Slaughter ewes were steady to 25# higher. Feed-
er lambs were steady to E50 lower with the most
downturn at St. Paul, St. Joseph and Omaha.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 80-110! wooled $16.00-17.00,
few consignments reached $17.50; Choice and
Prime 110-125# $15.00-16.25. Good and Choice
78-110? $15.00-16.50. Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 78-10&- shorn, most with No.
1 and fall shorn pelts, $15.00-16.00, 4 loads
Choice and Prime 95-106#y with No. 1 pelt reached
$16.50-16.75 at Chicago. Good and Choice 75-
105# $14.00-15.50.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Choice wooled
03.00-7.75 but few Cull along with few Good and
Choice over 15091 $2.50-3.50.
Feeder lambs: Choice and Fancy 60-861#
$14.50-16.00, 77.t lambs to $16.25 at St. Paul
early. Good and Choice 40-78# largely $11.00-
15.00 but $9.50-11.50 at St. Joseph.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior-


Iowa-Southern Minnesota area numbered 21,000
head, little changed from the previous week but
18 percent less than last year. Sharply lower
carcass lamb prices influenced price downturns
on slaughter lambs on most trading sessions but
a need for numbers coupled with heavy snowfall
prompted higher prices late and offset earlier
losses. Slaughter lambs closed steady to weak;
slaughter ewes steady.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 90-105d wooled, some shipments
to 110., $15.50-16.50, most late sales $16.00-
16.50 and small showing high-yielding reached
$17.00; Good and low-Choice 85-105, $14.50-
16.00. Bulk Choice and mixed Choice and Prime
85-105,/ shorn with No. 1-2 and fall shorn pelts
$14.75-15.50 with few consignments high-yield-
ing and carrying fall shorn pelts $15.75-16.00;
Good and low-Choice $14.00-15.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Choice wooled
$2.00-4.00.

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 immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers fairly active,
fully steady, some 500 higher in southern Cali-
fornia. Feeder cattle limited but about steady.
Slaughter lambs steady to weak in California
and steady to 250 higher in Utah.
Slaughter steers: California and Arizona,
8 loads Choice 1100-11501# $26.25-26.30; 150
loads mostly Choice 900-150 $25.00-26.00,
many into January delivery; 90 loads Good and
Choice 975-1200# $24.50-25.50; 85 loads mostly
Good 750-1100# $23.75-24.85, 9 loads Standard
and Good 900-1075# $22.50-23.75; 6 loads
Standard 975-1150# $21.50-22.00.
Slaughter heifers: Two loads Choice 925#
$25.50; 40 loads mostly Choice, 775-975#
$24.25-25.00; 16 loads Good and Choice, 750-
875# $24.00-24.25.
Slaughter calves: California, 6 loads
Good, end of Choice 450-510# $24.50; Arizona,
load Good 550# $25.00; 16 loads Good 450-500,
$24.25-24.50.
Feeders: California, 200 Choice, end of
Fancy 475# steers $28.00; 90 Choice 460# heif-
ers $25.50; 250 Choice, end of Good 600#
steers $24.50; 80 mostly Choice 770# steers
$23.50; 200 mostly Choice, 575# heifers $23.00.
Arizona, 200 Choice 800# steers $24.50; 220
Choice 500# steers $24.50;2,500 Good yearlings
and 2-year-olds $21.50.
Slaughter lambs: California, 4 loads
Choice and Prime 100-105# full wooled $17.00-
17.25; 3 loads Choice 100-104# shorn with No.1
pelt $16.50; load mostly Choice 100Q $16.00;
Utah, 12,000 Choice and Prime 100-109# $16.50-
17.00.









Feeder lambs: California, 325 Good and
Choice 76# white-faced wooled $14.50; 275 ewes
4 and 5 years old wooled and to lamb in Febru-
ary $15.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Direct sales at country
feedlots uneven. Average to high-Choice
slaughter steers strong, lower grades 25-500
lower. Heifers steady to 25# lower.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 16 loads aver-
age to high-Choice including few Prime 1100#
$26.40; 115 loads Choice 1050-1325# $25.00-
26.00; 4 loads Good and Choice 1000-1075#l
$25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Colorado, 90 loads
average to high-Choice 825-1C70# $25.50-25.75;
3 loads 1025# on delivered basis $26.00; 17
loads Choice 825-975# $25.00-25.25; 7 loads
Good and Choice 910-975# $24.50-24.75.
Feeders: Limited volume steady. Colorado,
100 Good and Choice 815# steers $23.65; 100
Good and Choice heifers 625# $24.00. Nebraska,
300 mostly Choice 700-850# steers $23.75-24.65.
Western Kansas, 910 Choice 700-750# steers
$24.40.
Sheep and lambs: All classes steady with
supplies reduced. Colorado, 1,500 Choice and
Prime 100-109# wooled slaughter lambs $17.00-
17.50; 450 mixed Choice and Prime shorn slaugh-
ter lambs, No. 2 pelts, $16.00; 375 mixed
Utility and Good 120# slaughter ewes $6.50,
small end Cull out at $4.50. Wyoming, 2,100
Choice 85-95# feeder lambs $15.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers strong, heifers strong to 250 higher.
Limited sales on feeders steady.
Slaughter steers: About 100 Choice and
Prime 1511# $24.10; load Choice and Prime 1700//
$24.00; 194 mostly Choice 1050-1100# $25.00;
850 Good and Choice 900-1100,# delivery through
January $24.00-24.75.
Slaughter heifers: Sixty Choice 900-925#
$24.50-25.00; 540 Good and Choice 850-900#
through January delivery $24.00-24.25; 947
Good, few Choice, 720-825i# $25.50-24.50; 1,420
Good 600-700# $24.00-24.50.
Feeders: Around 500 Good to mostly Choice
750# short fed steers $22.50; 2,500 Choice to
mostly Fancy 400-425# calves, steers $50.00,
heifers $28.00.
Lambs: Prices steady on limited supply;
5,500 Choice, few Prime, 95-102# No. 2 to fall
shorn slaughter lambs $15.00; 600 Choice 80#
fall shorn feeders $12.50.
Amarillo Area: Slaughter cattle fully
steady to strong, stockers and feeders moder-
ately active and steady.
Slaughter steers: About 375 Good and
Choice 1100-1200# $24.75-25.00; 200 Good and
Choice 1050-1150# delivered $25.25.
Slaughter heifers: Around 180 Good and
Choice 700-925# $23.50-24.00.


Feeder cattle: January-February delivery;
275 Choice 825-1000# steers ?23.00-24.00; 2,500
Good and Choice 650-850# $23.00-24.50; March-
April delivery, 1,600 mostly Good 575-625#
steers $23.00-23.25; January-March delivery,
250 Choice 625-750# heifers Z23.00-23.50; 640
Good and Choice 575-625Y $23.00; 230 Medium and
Good cows, 30 calves, $165.00 per cow.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Small vol-
ume slaughter steers and heifers steady during
pre-holiday week. Very small number feeder
cattle. Moderate volume slaughter lambs,
steady, bulk of lambs moving to California
interests.
Slaughter steers: Washington, high-Good
to mostly Choice 1000-1100# $25.50-26.00,Stand-
ard with few Good 1100-1220/ $21.00-22.00.
Oregon, mostly Choice 1000-1100# $25.50-25.75.
Idaho, mostly Choice 1050-1500# $24.50-25.00,
load mixed Good and Choice 1050# $24.00, Stand-
ard Holsteins $21.50.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, load
Choice 900# $24.00, load Standard 1020# $21.00.
Oregon, mostly Choice 850-900#y $24.00, high-
Good and Choice 915-1020# $23.00-23.50. Idaho,
Choice 925# $24.50, immediate to January 30th
delivery; Good to mostly Choice 800-950Y.
$23.25-24.00.
Feeders: Washington, 200 head mostly
Choice 1000# steers $25.00 delivered to another
feedlot within the State.
Slaughter lambs: Washington, Choice with
No. 2 pelts 100# $15.00. Oregon, Choice and
Prime 98-115# with No. 3 pelts to full wooled
$16.25-17.25, those $16.75 and above largely de-
livered to California. Idaho, Choice and Prime
102-113# wooled $16.75-17.00.
Slaughter ewes: Oregon, 150 Cull to Good
wooled $53.00-5.00, delivered.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN WYOMING There were
hardly enough direct sales of any class of
livestock to accurately test any trends, but
limited sales all classes generally steady.
Slaughter bulls: Couple loads Cutter and
Utility 1400-1600# $19.00-19.50.
Feeders: Southern Montana, about 50 aver-
age to high-Choice steers to be delivered
around March 1, $25.00. Southern Montana, and
northern Wyoming, around 100 Medium and low-
Good 4-8-year-old stock cows $185.00-190.00 per
head.
Feeder calves: Scattered small sales in
western Montana, and northern Wyoming,totaling
around 600 high-Good to average Choice 375-425#
steers $27.00-29.00, heifers $25.00-27.00.
Slaughter lambs: Southern Montana, and
northern Wyoming, couple sales totaling 750
Choice around 100-11# $17.00.
Slaughter ewes: Eastern Montana, and
northern Wyoming,few lots totaling 925 Utility
and Good 110-140# $4.00-5.50.
Feeder lambs: Northern Wyoming, around 500
Good and Choice 65-75# $14.00-14.50.






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Market


Chicago *so**
Cincinnati ...
Denver os*r*o*
Fort Worth ...
Indianapolis .
Kansas City ..
Oklahoma City
Omaha ******........
St. Joseph ..
St. Louis NSY
Sioux City ...
S. St. Paul ..
Total *.***.
Dec. i16, '-161
INTERIOR IOWA

*Revised .,


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SAIABLE LIVESTOCK A
6amtmt-je- -
S Cattle 2 Calves 3
s Dec. 23 Dec. 24 : Dec. 23 : Dec. 24 :
a 1961 1960 1961 a 1960
5 37,569 58,067 116 186
2,799 2,573 369 455
6,947 6,521 688 501
4,648 6,746 826 1,450
6,506 4,919 285 322
19,275 17,593 892 956
8,587 7,156 1,552 1,605
538,070 58,887 769 508
13,817 16,294 590 502
S 13,159 12,021 1,573 1,769
530,716 28,899 2,615 2,057
S 19,292 17,457 8,752 8,101
200,985 197,155 18,825 18,550
214,179 18,685
AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 25, 1961
Hogs ...... 558,000
Sheep **so* 21,000
- -- -SRle- ^*- b- -
FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT
a Week ended S


3 Dec.21
1961 t
Steers 1001# up ......... 1,213
901-1000 ......... 2,407
801-900 .......... 5,587
701-800 .......... 5,608
501-700 .......... _6,714
Total steers 10 markets.... 17,529
Av. vt. .... 764#
Av. cost .... $25.15
" Chicago ...... 23.36
" Kansas City... 22.92
" Omaha ........ 22.97
" S. St. Paul... 22.05
" Sioux City.... 24.64
f n Denver ....... 23.36
" Ft. Worth .... 22.78
" Oklahoma City. 22.99
" S. St. Joseph. 25.20
S <* St. Louis NST. 22.21
Total calves 10 markets.. 12,791
S heifers .... 2,602
cows .... 1,621


r 12 PUBLIC MA

Dec. 25 Dec.
1961 196
56,255 55,
9,899 8,
5,948 3,
1,485 1,
26,025 26,
15,935 15,
3,765 3,
55,944 42,
24,585 26,
48,657 50,
44,815 37,
52,657 44,
325,944 295,
539,947
Dec. 16, 19
545,000
21,500
AND NUtMBER
Month


Dec.14 Dec.22 Nov.
1961 1960 1961-
669 804 2,147
1,525 1,789 8,044
5,068 5,655 18,085
2,845 4,582 24,899
5,863 9,427 44,482
15,966 20,257 97,657
744# 725# 720#
$25.51 $25.62 $25.59
22.50 23.71 25.59
25.24 23.16 25.053
24.12 25.59 24.51
21.05 21.79 20.69
25.36 24.99 24.49
24.08 24.41 24.24
22.41 22.56 21.99
25.89 22.29 25.03
22.50 22.55 22.65
22.71 23.01 22.15
15,692 17,292 141,269
1,888 5,267 16,489
1,297 1,640 12,741


Nov.


1960
2,69,
7,814
19,52;
28,77
55,15(
115,75;
71
$22.9
22.4
22.54
24.0
21.11
24.1]
25.76E
20.44
21.4,
21.6
21.24
125,142
18,50
12,25(


RXETS
S- Shee and lambs? -
24 Dec. 25 3 Dec. 24
0 -3 1961 1960
418 8,447 6,211
619 585 85Q
920 10,844 7,777
860 9,137 5,550
131 2,175 2,007
355 3,969 4,046
106 1,590 1,456
087 11,092 10,253
599 6,441 5,942
755 4,002 5,994
616 6,293 10,465
155 16,072 10 .377
397 80,647 68,917
79 1 __89
61 Dec. 24, 1960
327,000*
25 600*

I Five months
July-Nov
1961 1960
8,661 10,779
359,218 58,123
89,087 87,574
I 139,428 150,190
S2653,626 3515,773
540,020 602,459
S712# 705#
7 $22.98 $21.90
S22.88 22.76
22.80 21.52
S 24.15 25.24
20.91 21.17
1 25.86 25.54
25.74 22.82
21.98 19.91
22.00 19.95
0 22.46 20.76
21.84 20.72
45533,785 469,703
S 98,774 106,547
351,569 27,250


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


ESTIMATED PERCENT OF FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
Chi-tKan.: sS St.t 86 Sioux:S.St.Indian-:Den- Ft. Okla. Wich- San
Week ended a sas 0maha: *Louis: t Atn
Ct aJoseph* NYCity Paul apolis :er Worth City its 'Antonio
Feeders
Dec. 22, 1961 2 45 12 11 14 Z8 10 10 25 65 70 41 40
Dec. 15, 1961 2 37 11 8 8 21 10 8 20 55 56 41 45
Dec. 25, 1960 2 44 12 7 11 45 5 10 24 60 65 51 60


1961 4 11
1961 4 7
1960 5 9


9 7 12
6 6 12
10 8 15


Slaughter cows
5 20
6 20
7 20


Dec. 22,
Dec. 15,
Dec. 25,


15 25
14 25
15 40


15 11
16 11
25 17


25
25
15








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER _/
ber of head Percent of total : Average weight Average price in
GNdber ohead : by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ----------- -- ------ -- -- --- -- --------
: Week ended
SDec 21 Dec. 22: Dec. 21 : Dec. 22 2 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 21 Dec. 22
-- 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


Prime.....6... e
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades...****..
/ Data collected


3,045
15,554
6,360
685

311
25,935

255
7,629
7,715
671
541
16,591

615
8,849
4,200
617
126



1,106
5,707
575

202
5,697


2
897
2,467
1,505

226
5,095


25
2,515
3,858
587

6,565


4,498 11.7


16.5


17,909 59.9 64.7
4,294 24.5 15.5
594 2.7 2.1
28 -- .1
552 1.2 1.5
27,675
OMAHA
269 1.4 1.4
9,124 46.0 48.9
8,466 46.5 45.4
706 4.0 5.8
95 2.1 .5
18,660
SIOUX CITY
297 4.3 2.4
7,460 61.4 60.6
4,504 29.1 54.9
205 4.5 1.7
51 .9 .4
12,317

3 1.9 --
964 19.4 15.4
4,522 65.1 72.2
748 10.1 12.0

28 3.5 .4
6,265


62 -- 1.5
1,204 17.6 25.4
2,580 48.4 54.5
.786 29.5 16.6

102 4.5 2.2
4,754


45 .4 .5
5,341 35.2 41.0
4,521 58.5 55.0
451 5.9 5.5
a.. --..


8,156


mm hnI E


1,098
1,154
1,070
1,150


1,195
1,156
1,099
1,122


1,249 1,228
1,156 1,171
1,088 1,128
1,001 1,012
-- 1,245
1,016 1,059
1,144 1,169

1,182 1,178
1,149 1,176
1,094 1,150
1,085 1,079
1,079 1,024
1,120 1,151

1,252 1,255
1,149 1,165
1,097 1,121
1,065 1,100
995 1,102


1,114 1,0553
1,114 1,130
1,075 1,127
1,071 1,061

1,090 995
1,084 1,119


1,210 1,227
1,077 1,055
1,013 1,059
970 968

962 899
1,009 1,042
- -


1,096 1.116 25.91 24.64
R111111111l11--1-
------------------------


17 1.2 1,111 26.40
779 714 53.2 62.9 1,144 1,204 25.81
629 562 45.0 31.9 1,137 1,126 24.96
38 59 2.6 5.2 978 1,138 21.68
1463 1,135 1,136 1,176 25.36
by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division-, A. M- S
bay 'Statistical Reporting Service, and livestock Diwision, A. N. S.


--
25.94
24.59
19.97

25.25


27.51 28.29
26.05 26.91
24.48 25.01
22.55 22.85
.. 22.47
20.47 20.47
25.70 26.70

26.26 27.09
25.15 25.74
25.78 24.15
21.52 20.64
19.93 19.07
24.530 24.85

26.17 27.30
25.06 26.10
23.92 24.75
21.83 21.14
19.87 19.62
24,j2 25.57

26.70 27.10
25.56 26.10
25.67 24.48
21.49 21.15

19.32 18.67
23.75 24.33


27.50 27.50
25.86 25.92
24.20 24.55
22.48 22.04

19.61 18.51
23.83 24.32


27.10 27.37
24.95 25.99
25.53 23.94
21.06 20.82







WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Cattle : Calves Hos Sheep and lambs
City or Area Dec.2 TDec.24 SDec2 Dec.24 Dec.25 Dec.24 Dec.23 Dec.24
: 1961 1960 1961 '1960 : 1961 1960 : 196 1960


Boston, New York City Area .... 12,685
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 8,966
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indple 17,484
Chicago Area .................. 14,597
St. Paul- Wise. Areas ......... 28,226
St. Louis Area ...........*..*. 10,555
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 51,095
Omaha Area .................... 59,744
Kansas City ................... 15,596
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 55,656
Lou'1, Evan'l.Nashl. Mph's ... 6,550
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 8,700
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 18,854
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 8,459
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 22,075
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 22,566
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 7,066
Total ...................... 505,990

Accumulation to date ..... 16,082,206


15,858
8,826
16,110
16,820
27,210
9,955
25,158
58,259
14,816
52,915
4,987
7,685
18,452
9,659
18,445
21,241
6,155


9,020
1,545
1,269
9,514
27,546
1,886

165

11,965
2,750
2,992
1,180
2,845
160
1,779
502


10,255
1,742
5,099
7,502
22,967
1,511

148

9,215
2,424
5,915
959
2,940
205
1,492
169


54,252
30,719
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
36,554
17,802


52,822
28,900
124,995
40,672
115,282
69,971
106,007
79,157
57,154
505,671
47,204
29,152
49,165
18,075
14,152
28,455
15,558


52,928 57,866
3,959 5,606
4,820 15,011
7,152 5,204
18,024 16,965
4,590 5,521
11,882 12,461
15,017 14,914

59,482 40,044


8,514 7,597
18,508 12,678
24,004 17,908
20,175 21,885
2,841 2,478


74,514 1,214,155 211,276
88,507--. -.- 68.,0 --- _O ,Ll15 l8 1,236


5,2


15,671,064
*Revision: Sioux City-So. Dakota Area Dec. 19,


51,475 55,886,556 15,691,005
5,605,829 56,406,864 12,527,067
1961 Cattle 54,962.


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

Beef Veal Lexcl. larS) and mutton
Num- : Num- s od : Num- Num- :Prod.:
bet :,b er : ber : ber :P


Total a Total
meat a lard
prod. t prod.


11.0 458.9
12.7 452.7


12.0


558 5
558.5


Percentage change from
Dec. 16, 1961 ........ -8
Dec. 24, 1960 ........ 10
- -


Week ended


-8
25


. L Cattle

SLive .Dressec


15 12 1 2 -15 -15 -4 --
56 55 21 25 7 8 22 --
-Avr -- ------ -----------: Lard
- Calves Hogs : Sheep yield
Hs t per
. Live .Dressed. Live LDressed. Live ODressed. 100 lb.
- m A. a -. A & m- -.a -e a- t -V


25, 1961 .......
16, 1961 ........
2, 1961 ........
24, 1960 ........


/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.
I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


Week ended


1,000
"l1000


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.


25,
16,
2,
24,


1961
1961
1961
1960


570
400
404
556


1/......
./......


ril.1b. 1, 2 000 il.b. 1.000 mil.lb. 1000 mil.b.mil.1b. lib.


217.2
257.2

177.2


105
95
118
77


11.0
9.8

8.5


1,590
1,575
1,584
1,152


197.7
195.0

161.0


250
265
517
247


50.8
45.1


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.


1050
1040
1055
1049


587
595
590
578


190
190
190
190


105
105
106
105


245
240
245
242


142
140
158
141


101
101
98
101


14.0


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Classification


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

Dec. Dec Dec. Dec Dec. Dec. Dec. DD ec. Dec. Dec.
23 24 25 24 24 2 22 24 25 24
S1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 ; 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -


Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


26.88
27.40
26.00
26.00
24.08
22.05


24.90

21.42


15.65
14.88
14.00
12.52


28.20
28.52
27.10
26.72
24.80
22.40


25.88

21.62


15.48
14.85
15.75
12.00


25.68
25.58
25.75
21.00


24.75
25.25
20.58


16.62
15.55
14.55
12.78


26.55
26.10
24.05
20.58


25.12
22.98
19.72


15.85
14.82
15.72
12.42


26.50
26.52
25.58
25.28
25.65
21.75


24.82
22.88
20.75


16.55
15.25
15.85
12.75


27.48
27.58
26.52
26.10
24.00
21.25


25.52
25.48
21.12


15.50
14.25
15.00
11.75


19.08 18.10 18.50 16.70 18.65 17.25
20.52 18.60 18.88 16.90 18.52 17.50


24.50
22.50
18.50


25.00
21.50
19.50


25.50
25.00
20.50


21.50
20.75
18.75


25.25
20.75
18.75


25.50
25.00
20.25


25.78
25.78
24.02
21.62


25.28

20.25



16.50
15.12
14.00


26.12
26.12
25.25
20.00


25.56
25.12
19.50



16.00
15.95
12.55


25.88
25.62
24.50
21.75


25.75
22.50
19.75



15.25
14.00
12.25


25.75

24.50
21.75


25.62
22.50
19.75


16.00
15.00
12.75
10.25


18.75 18.75 20.25 19.25


25.00
20.75
17.50


51.00
28.00
25.50


Feeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.50
24.50
22.00


26.62
24.50
21.50


25.50
25.82
21.00


25.50
25.75
20.25


26.25
24.25
22.00


26.62
24.50
21.20


26.50
25.00
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


22.50
19.50


22.75
19.75


28.00
26.00
22.50


25.25
19.00
18.50


Heifera -
Choice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 25.50 25.00
-- 20.62 19.75


24.00 23,5.75
20.75 20.75


- -- 16.00 15.25 16.00 15.00


- -- 27.50 26.50


28.00 28.50


24.50 25.58
20.50 21.50


17.75 16.00


50.00 29.00


- 20.75
- 17.50


25.50 24.50


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 24,80 25.25 26.00 25.00


28.50 26.25 22.50 22.00


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
--- ------------- -------------------- 7-----~ ------------
2 2 2 2 2 'Eight
t: Louis : Kansas Sioux 'S. St. S.'St. 'Indian-' nkta.
Week ended :Chicago: Nattl. City Omaha City joseph Paul polis ,o
t : Stock : 2 1 bined
t- Yards: : I-1 I I
---------------------------------------~---------


AVERAGE COST Dollars Der


Barrows Dec. 25, 1961
and Dec. 16, 1961
gilts Dec. 24, 1960
Dec. 25, 1961
Sows Dec. 16, 1961
Dec. 24, 1960


AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows Dec. 25, 1961
and Dec. 16, 1961
gilts Dec. 24, 1960
Dec. 25, 1961
Sows Dec. 16, 1961
Dec. 24, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 25, 1961
and Dec. 16, 1961
gilts Dec. 24, 1960
Dec. 25, 1961
Sows Dec. 16, 1961
Dec. 24, 1960


17.2w
17.00
17.67
15.75
15.67
15.54

219
222
221
427
424
594


42580
44298
46802
4091
5596
4251


16.98
16.70
17.26
15.75
15.70
12.91
Pounds
22=8
229
229
435
456
457


15941
17568
15852
1575
1165
1211


100 Bounds


16.92
16.67
17.17
15.68
15.75
15.10


=6.86
16.66
17.06
13.52
13.59
12.75


255 257
255 254
240 241
459 440
444 454
459 459


44489
45701
55747
6043
5124
5566


58285
59210
52590
4191
4594
5505


Percentage of total
Dec. 25, 1961 11 9 9 12 10
Dec. 16, 1961 9 8 6 10 10
Dec. 24 1960 11 8 8 14 10


17.06
16.79
17.56
15.95
15.94
15.06


227
225
250
406
416
418


20766
28164
235564
2110
2044
2171


9
7


16.67
16.25
17.12
13.47
15.32
12.88


250
228
250
418
421
421


17.62
17.06
17.86


17.05
16.73
17.38


15.96 153.68
15.60 13.62
15.07 15.02


225 229
227 229
227 251
448 455
469 456
458 450


58985 20937 248036
41127 26158 270106
55916 21827 2315339
4251 3271 28695
4008 5171 26625
5467 2585 25545


.0 14
9 11
9 11


1/ Weighted average.


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products / Hog prices 2/ : Gross spread
-2 or margin 3/
Dec. 25, 1961 ...0......... $18.74 $17.68 31.06
Dec. 16, 1961 .............. 18.71 17.18 1.55
Dec. 24, 1960 o............. 20.02 18.44 1.58
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.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO
: Barrows and
Week ended : gilts /
: Dollars per
: 100 pounds

Dec. 25, 1961........... 17.51
Dec. 16, 1961 ........... 16.90
Dec. 24, 1960........... 17.65
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
t Corn 2/ s Hog-corn
: No.5 yeTlow t price ratio
: Cents per t based on
2 bushel : barrows and gilts


109.1
109.1
105.6


15.9
15.5
17.0


17.51
16.90
17.653
153.62
153.56
12.91


231
251
229
446
459
444

28055
50080
25441
5853
5123
2987


SOWS -





979


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


: Kansas Fort
Classification Chicago : Omaha : City ? Worth
Clsifctin: : : a


- -- -- --- -- -
: North
Denver Ogder Port-
O gde : land


* .
* 0 0


LAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 110# dow
Prime Dec. 235, 1961 17.20
Dec. 24, 1960 17.45

Choice Dec. 23, 1961 16.45
Dec. 24, 1960 17.02

Good Dec. 25, 1961 15.00
Dec. 24, 1960 15.52


EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good & Dec. 23, 1961 5.25
Choice Dec. 24, 1960 5.75


n
16.55


15.85
17.05

14.72
15.72


5.20
6.12


Cull & Dec. 25, 1961 5.00 5.45
Utility Dec. 24, 1960 5.50 5.25

FEEDER LAMBSt All wts.
Good & Dec. 23, 1961 -- 15.60
Choice Dec. 24, 1960 -- 15.60

*Shorn basis.


16.68 --
16.70 -
16.08 15.75
16.18 16.58
-* -e -m -e -e
15.18 14.75
15.42 15.88


4.42 7.10
4.75 -


4.12
3.88


5.50*
6.80*


- 11.88
-- 15.90


17.15 16.75 15.62


-- 18.00
16.41 16.12
17.20 16.75

15.40 15.12
16.20 15.75


15.50
17.58

14.50
16.50


6.42* 5.75 4.50
6.50* 4.50 4.88


5.00* 4.75
5.58* 5.75


15.62 15.75
16.62 15.50


4.00
5.62


15.50
15.00


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
November 1961 with comparisons
(Thousand head)


Region


: Cattle


Calves
--- -- -*


Hogs
-


: 1961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 :


N. Atlantic States .........
S. Atlantic States .........
N. C. States Eastern .....
N. C. States N. Western ..
N. C. States S. Western ..
S. Central States ..........
Mountain States ............
Pacific States .............


152
54
258
566
156
182
129
207


151
59
141
67
11
56
2
22


119
55
176
72
14
62
2
22


551
522
1,261
2,706
622
558
102
225


s Sheep & Lambs

1960 : 1961 : 1960


504
507
1,244
2,595
522
458
95
185


186


454
85
157
155
150


188

10
415
70
105
164
148


Total .................... 1,685


1,625 469


502 6,527 5,707 1,215 1,192


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): November 1961,
horses 7,551; goats 9,580; November 1960, horses 5,542; goats 6,772.
1/ Data not available for publication.
rata furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


S








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer carcass prices
were steady to 500 lower, the downturns recorded
on most sales at New York and Philadelphia; cow
beef steady to $1.00 up. Veal prices were
uneven as upturns of $2.00-4.00 were made at
New York, $1.00 at Washington and at Philadelphia
prices weak to $2.00 lower, Baltimore steady.
Lamb ranged from steady to $4.00 lower, major
portion $1.00 off. Pork loins were steady to
$1.00 lower, except at Phil4delphia where the
trend was $1.00-2.00 higher. Boston butts sold
$3.00-7.00 higher; fresh skinned hams steady to
$2.00 up; spareribs steady to $1.00 higher.
Prices were steady for Choice and Prime
kosher dressed steer forequarters at New York;
kosher veal and calf sold $1.00-2.00.higher;
lamb weak to mostly $1.00 lower.
'During the pre-Christmas week supplies of
fresh meats were below normal. However, at New
York lamb supplies were normal and trading slow
on all sessions. In the steer beef division de-
mand was good with buyers particularly aggressive
for loins and ribs. Outlet was poor for steer
arm chucks at all points along the Eastern Sea-
board. Cow beef, veal and calf cleared fairly
well in an active trade. Retailer demand was
fair for lamb cuts, but outlet was poor for car-
casses at New York. Most pork moved readily,
however, at the close loins were slow at New
York and Baltimore. A small volume of steer
beef went unsold in most areas and some lamb and
pork loins were carried at New York.

CHICAGO Carcass steer and heifer beef sold
steady to 500 lower, veal mostly $1.00 higher,
lamb $1.00-1.50 lower, pork loins 8-16# $1.50-
2.00 higher, Boston butts 4-8# steady to 50#
lower, spareribs 3# down 50 higher.
The beef supply was normal, with more Good
grade offered than recently. Lamb, pork loins
and spareribs appeared in normal volume, veal
small. Small supplies of Boston butts on early
sessions increased to moderate after midweek.
Wholesale carcass beef trade was slow. De-
mand was poor for rounds and arm and squarecut
chucks for immediate use, however, moderate de-
mand prevailed for delivery after Christmas and
these sold above current prices. Ribs and loins
reached highest levels in quite some time, as
all segments of the trade were aggressive. Veal
prices advanced on the basis of a small supply
as demand was only moderate. Lamb sold lower
for the third consecutive week in a slow trade.
Rindsaddles, legs and loins usually enjoyed good
clearance but forequarter meat was slow. Trad-


ing was brisk for Boston butts through Wednes-
day but closed slow. Demand was only moderate
for pork loins and spareribs.

PACIFIC COAST Carcass, steer and heifer
beef sold steady to $1.00 higher. Cow beef
was steady in California, strong to $1.00
higher in the Pacific Northwest. Calf, veal
and lamb prices held steady. Fresh pork
steady in Southern California and strong to
$2.00 higher in San Francisco. Loins were
firm to $3.00 higher in Portland and Seattle,
fresh skinned hams weak to $1.00 lower and
other cuts steady. Cured pork sold steady
except smoked hams were strong to $1.00 higher
in Northern California.
Carcass steer and heifer beef trade was
rather slow as demand narrowed during the pre-
holiday trade. Supplies of cow beef accumu-
lated and demand was poor in California but
moderate in the Pacific Northwest. A moderate
outlet developed for liberal offerings of
lamb. Pork trading was moderately active.
CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW
CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Steer and heifer beef, sold very
slow in a sluggish pre-holiday trade. Demand
was only fair all week and prices declined
sharply early. Slaughterers at the major meat
packing centers resisted the sharp downturn
and by midweek some of the early decline was
recovered.
The trend on steer beef was mostly 500-
$1.00 lower. Heifer beef sold steady to $1.00
lower with the most decline on Good grade.
Cow beef sold in an uneven trade at mostly
steady to 500 lower prices with the most de-
cline on Utility grade. At Philadelphia
prices were strong to 50# higher. Clearance
was incomplete on steer and heifer beef.
Carcass lamb supplies were normal and
trading was extremely slow and with demand
poor, prices were $1.00-2.00 lower, mostly
$1.00 lower. Clearance was near complete.
Pork supplies were about normal for the
week and sold in a moderately active trade
with pork butts finding the poorest outlet.
Pork loins were unevenly steady to $2.00 higher
on 12-16# weights, while some 124 and under
sold steady to 50# lower at Omaha. Pork butte
prices dropped sharply after a rapid advance
last week and closed $3.00-4.00 lower. Fresh
hams sold 500-t2.00 lower at Omaha and Chicago
with the most decline on 12-16# weights. Pork
carcasses held steady at New York and were 75#-
$1.50 higher at Philadelphia. Clearance was
near complete.











Clasasificatic


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
S New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
>n '-..0 -'- j. V:- -B- T - T - T -
:Dec. 23 :Dec. 24 tDec. 25 Dec. 24 :Dec. 23 :Dec. 24 :Dec. 23 tDec. 24
S J 1961 : 1 _960 61 3 1960 s 1961 : 1960 _' 1 1 .01.6 _


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800#
600-700
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 -
Loina 8-1^v
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Cured pork -
Hams, sak. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8W
lard, V# carton


44.50
44.20
43.55
42.60
43%10


62.50
56.00
50.00


45.25
46.25
45.25
42.75
45.50


59.00
52.50
45.00


39.45 40.00
39.35 59.50


45.70
41.40
39.00


49.55
38.00
40.80


50.00 51.00

51.00 47.50


43.06
42.62
41.75
41.75

41.88
41.88
40.38

55.50
52.25
47.75


44.94
43.50
45.25
43.25

45.51
43.31
41.50

55.00
52.00
46.50


37.00 58.50
37.00 58.50


42.95
37.10
34.38


46.40
36.50
36.00


-- 53.75

49.25 55.00


32.00 3355.00 34.00 52.75
15.00 16.50 13.75 14.50


41.88
41.00
40.62
39.88

40.50
40.00
38.50



52.50


41.88
40.75
40.50
59.50

40.00
38.50




48.75


41.38
40.25
40.81
-9.75

41.31
40.12


41.00
39.50
40.00
38.50

41.00
59.50
59.25


37.50 59.50 39.00 41.00
37.50 39.50 39.00 41.00


48.38
41.75
41.00


49,75
39.75
42.75


45.50
36.50
37.00


45.50
41.50
39.50


52.25 54.50 51.00 52.00

51.50 56.00 49.00 52.50


33.75 52.50
17.50 17.00


34.50 33.00
16.50 15.55


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS EEK ENDED
Pricc 6a0ad r. 0.Br.
Classification -ao teve -
-er -- .:- -- -- 1- 1-- -p^ ^- -- I

Choice 600-700# 41.00-41.50 40.00 40.25-40.


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef Al
Utility


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
L weights -


Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


40.50-41.00
40.00-40.50
39.00-40.00
58.50-40.00
58.50-59.50

40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50
37.50-58.50
57.50-38.50

28.50-29.50
29.50

55.00-54.00
55.00-54.00
31.50-32.50
55.00-54.00
55.00-54.00
51.50-52.50

40.50-41.50


59.50-40.00
58.75-59.50

57.00-59.00
57.00-59.00

58.50-41.00
58.50-59.00



50.00





51.75-35.50
51.75-55.50


DECEMBER 22, 1961
- -c-- s)-I- -
""~~'Nw"or1? 7 FhIlduLf3a


.75


59.75-40.25
59.25-59.75

39.25-59.75
58.00-59.00

39.25-59.75
59.25-59.75
57.25-57.75
57.25-37.75

28.50-28.75
28.75


32.25
52.25


42.50-43.50
42.50-42.75
42.00
41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
40.00-41.00


55.00-56.00
55.00-56.00
54.00-35.00
55.00-56.00
35.00-56.00
54.00-55.00


40.50-41.50


43.00-45.50
42.50-45.00
42.00-42.50

40.50-41.50
40.50-41.00

42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50



29.50-31.00
29.50-50.00

55.50-56.00
35.00-55.50
54.00-54.50
55.50-36.00
35.00-35.50
54.00-54.50

45.50-44.00


45#


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

8-12#





982


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Supplies of greasy domestic worsted
wools were small in the Boston market. A
couple cars of medium grade fleece wools were
sold at firm prices.
Trade in woolen wools and noils was slow
at about steady rates. A substantial weight
of greasy domestic pulled wools sold this week
for combing use.
At a sealed bid sale in Wyoming, approxi-
mately 200,000 pounds of original bag terri-
tory wools sold while small odd lots of fall
wools were moved in Texas. Trade was very
limited in the fleece wool States. Offerings
were small in all the primary areas.
According to midweek cables all foreign
wool markets were closed for the year-end
holidays. Australia closed weak with the de-
mand furnished by the Continent, Japan, Poland
and the United States. General competition
prevailed at the close in New Zealand. In
South Africa short wools closed very strong as
offerings were scarce, while combing wools were
plentiful and quotations about steady with
United States, France and Italy dominating in
the trade. In South America, the Argentine
market was very slow with occasional sales out
of Montevideo at steady rates.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58s good French
combing and staple fleece wool brought around
$1.07 while graded 50/54s staple and good
French moved at $1.05 clean basis.
Territory Wools Original bag bulk fine,
good French combing and staple territory wool
sold at sealed bid sale in Casper, Wyoming at
an estimated clean price of $1.20-1.25 de-
livered East.
Texas Wools Fall wool sold in Texas at
an estimated scoured price around .98-$1.02,
delivered East.
Mohair A car or two of adult mohair
sold in Texas in a range of 78-800 to the
warehouse.
Foreign Wools Spot foreign wools were
slow to move. A fair volume of greasy Cape
type 47, a good topmaking 12 months 64/70s
sold for shipment around $1.27 clean basis,
duty paid while super skirted Montevideo 60s
brought around $1.18, 60/58s at $1.16 and
58/56s about $1.15 clean basis, duty paid for
shipment. 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
Oil-combed
72A $1.06 422-
75 1.01 425 -
74 .99 424 -


$.99
.95
.89


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $1.05
854 1.01
100 .97


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools 60/64s -
960, 60s 954, 60/58s 91#, 58/568 88#,
56/SOs 870.
Carpet Wools Sales of spot carpet wools
continued to lag. Most all foreign carpet
quotations showed a weaker price trend. Greasy
Buenos Aires November second clips were priced
around 740, March wools 690 and fleeces around
75t. Greasy New Zealand fleeces at 74-75f and
early shorn at 750, all clean fibers present
for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
60/62s 11-2-" ch. vh. $1.15
60s lambs 2-2'" ch. wh. 1.05-1.06
56/58s lambs 1-2j" ch. wh. 1.02-1.04
50/56s lambs 2-5" ch. wh. .98
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)


60s 2-5" choice
56/58s 2-5" ch.


$1.12
1.06-1.08


Scoured Shorn Domestic
Terr. fine sorts good color $.80
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Spot N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" ch. wh.
$1.12-1.15
N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" ch. wh. $1.10
Apr.-May delivery
Greasy Pulled Foreign
(Clean basis-duty paid)
Spot N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" ch. $1.08
N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" choice $1.05-1.06


Noils
Def. dom. 80s French
Gd. dom. 70s French
Super Cape 64/70s Schlums.
Clear B. A. 64s Schlums.
Clear B. A. 60/62s Schlums.
Clear N. Z. 50s X-bred nobles


$.48
.48
.69
.54t
.5
.72


South Africa


Oil-combed
7 $1.04
8 1.05
47 1.05
48 1.01
52 1.00
55 .99


Scoured yields
27 $.96
28 .95
52 .94
55 .92
58 .91


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec. 21,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.575 (Bid)
May wool tops 1.560 (Bid)
64a grade 2.55" *indanima length
March wool $1.176 (Traded)
May wool 1.161 (Bid)
64s grade 2,n ave. stretched length





983


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
---------------------------------------
Week ended -


Product


SNov.
S4
S1961


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 / .
Sliced, other 1/ g/ .
Hamburger .* 0
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock .
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .
Compound containtg animal fat
Oleomargarine "
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense).


1, 000^

5,261
68,989
211

918
52,116

1,212
4,085
104

5,412
2,649
12,156
13,223

4,163
15,452
8
20,520
6,574
6,955
6,670
44,175
51,899
1,560
8,970

1,752
816
18,724
4,501

60,575


: Nov. : Nov. Nov. Dec.
11 18 : 25 2
1961 :1961 1961 1961
1000000#^ 1,OOQ 1,000#


3,279
65,441
7

1,018
52,108

1,236
4,148
94

6,505
2,361
12,200
15,404

4,275
15,256
227
19,989
6,3653
6,621
6,579
42,850
32,560
1,431
8,492

1,870
1,069
19,855
4,001

60,059


3,223
67,114
224

884
50,262

1,107
5,767
128

6,287
2,627
11,969
13,633

4,040
15,2153
347
20,251
6,629
7,028
6,284
45,310
55,754
1,472
7,986

1,973
820
17,414
4,411


5,320
56,839
6

741
41,801

1,102
3,470
77

4,868
2,2953
9,768
10,769

5,262
11,747
10
17,816
5,440
6,636
4,589
38,929
29,118
1,178
7,287

1,675
765
15,952
53,621


62,240 43,196


3,597
72,054
19

1,095
49,873

1,421
5,226
126

5,395
2,654
12,243
13,656

4,238
14,151
14
20,448
6,211
7,200
7,028
48,503
33,099
1,550
8,664

2,274
779
19,896
5,335

61,543


Total / . 395,009 591,060 394,577 526,256 405,851
- ------------------------------------ --------
I/ 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 district processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.







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PIG CROP REPORT DECEMBER 1961

The 1961 pig crop totaled 93.2 million head, an increase of 5 percent from last year,
according to the Crop Reporting Board. The spring pir crop of 50.5 million head was 7 percent
larger than the 1960 spring crop of 47.3 million head. The fall pig crop of 42.7 million head
was 4 percent larger than the 1960 crop of 41.1 million head. The increased number of spring
pigs resulted from a 4 percent increase in the number of sows farrowing combined with a 3 percent
increase in pigs saved per litter. The average of 7.18 pigs per litter was the highest of record.
The increased number of fall pigs saved resulted from 2 percent more saws farrowing and 2 percent
larger litters.
For the spring of 1962, reports based on farmers' intentions indicate 7.3 million sows to
farrow, or 3 percent more than the 7.0 million saws farrowed in the spring of 1961. If these
intentions materialize, and the number of pigs per litter equals the 10-year average plus an
allowance for trend, the 1962 spring pig crop would be 51.5 million head--2 percent above the
1961 crop.
This report is based on a survey of 184,000 farm and ranch operators. These returns were
obtained largely in cooperation with the Post Office Department through rural mail carriers.
1961 FALL PIG CROP UP 4 PERCENT: The number of pigs saved during the fall of 1961 (June
through November) is estimated at 42,709,000 head. This is 4 percent more than the 1960 fall
crop and 15 percent above the 1950-59 fall average. Regionally, the North Central States ac-
counted for all of the increase from last year. The East North Central States were up 5 percent
and the West North Central States were up 6 percent. Decreases from 1960 were: North Atlantic
States, 6 percent; South Central States, 1 percent; Western States, 3 percent. The number of
pigs saved in the South Atlantic States was unchanged from 1960.
The number of sows farrowing in the fall of 1961 is estimated at 5,968,000 head, 2 percent
more than farrowed in the fall of 1960, and 10 percent above average. Fall farrowings were 1
percentage point less than indicated by farmers'intentions reported last June. Regional fall
farrowings in 1961 as a percent of 1960 and intentions reported last June are as follows: North
Atlantic, 95 now and 98 percent last June; East.North Central, 103, and 99; West North Central,
105 and 98; South Atlantic, 98 and 105; South Central, 98 and 101; West, 96 and 97.
Pigs saved per litter averaged 7.15 in the fall of 1961, compared with 7.02 in the fall of
1960. Litter size showed an increase over the previous year in all regions.
Compared with a year earlier, farrowings during August and September declined slightly while
June, July, October and November showed small increases. Percentages of sows farrowing by months
during the fall of 1961, compared with 1960 are as follows: June, 15.9 and 15.0; July, 15.1
and 14.9; August, 21.1 and 22.0; September, 24.9 and 25.7; October, 15.2 and 14.8; and No-
vember, 7.8 and 7.6.
1961 SPRING PIG CROP--UP 7 PERCENT: The 1961 spring pig crop is estimated at 50,464,000
pigs, 7 percent above 1960. A total of 7,032,000 sows farrowed in the spring of 1961, compared
with 6,790,000 during the same period a year earlier. This was an increase of 4 percent. Pigs
saved per litter averaged 7.18, compared with 6.96 in the spring of 1960.
ANNUAL PIG CROP UP 5 PERCENT: The 1961 spring and fall pig crops combined totaled
95,173,000 head, 5 percent more than the 88,387,000 head in 1960. For the ten-year period
(1950-1959) the average pig crop totaled 91,698,000 head.
1962 SPRING INTENTIONS UP 3 PERCENT: Farmers' reports on breeding intentions for the
spring .of 1962 indicate 7,268,000 sows to farrow (December 1961 through May 1962). this would
be 3 percent more than a year earlier and 7 percent above farrowings of the spring of 1960. The
North Central and South Atlantic States indicate increases, while the North Atlantic, South Cen-
tral and Western regions plan decreases in spring farrowings. By regions, changes from 1961 are
as follows: increases are West North Central, 5 percent; South Atlantic, 4 percent; and the
East North Central, 2 percent. Decreases are South Central, 2 percent; West, 5 percent; and
the North Atlantic, 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 1962 spring crop would be 2 percent larger
than a year earlier.
SELECTED CORN BELT STATES INCREASE FARROWINGS FOR BOTH FALL AND SPRING: In 10 selected Corn
Belt States, 1961 fall litters and expected 1962 spring farrowings both showed small percentage
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, 1961 period totaled 4,474,000, an increase of 3 percent over 1960. Farmers'
intentions point to 5,667,000 spring litters during the December 1961 May 1962 period, a gain
of 4 percent over 1961. The gains in farrowings were well distributed among the several Corn
Belt States, with fall farrowings increased in 8 of the 10 States, and spring farrowings expected








to be up in 9 States.
Quarterly farrowing data for the Corn Belt States indicate that the percentage increases in
saw farrowings from a year earlier were rather uniform throughout the year* The 2,308,000
farrowings during the June-August period were up 3 percent from a year earlier, and the 2,166,000
farrowings during the September-November quarter were up 4 percent. Expected farrowings for the
December-February period at 1,878,000 are up 6 percent, and the 3,789,000 forecast for the March-
May quarter is up 3 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, 1961 totaled 47,630,000, up 5 percent from a year
earlier but 2 percent less than 2 years ago. For individual States, gains from a year earlier
ranged from as little as 2 percent in Minnesota and Missouri to as much as 13 percent in Kansas.
Age classification of hogs on hand showed 15,448,000 pigs under 3 months, 15,407,000 hogs
and pigs 3 to 6 months of age, and 16,775,000 hogs over 6 months. Increases in numbers from a
year earlier were 4 percent for pigs under 3 months, 5 percent for those 5 to 6 months, and 7
percent for hogs 6 months old and over.

Sows farrowing, pigs per litter, and pigs saved, spring and fall, i/ 1957-62

S Sows farrowing Pigs per litter Pigs saved
Year ----- --- --- ------- -- -- -
Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring. Fall : Year
---------- --- -" -"ox --- -- -- -- -- *oo "~a -T,--- --
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
: head head Number Number head head head
UNITED STATES :

1957 ..........: 7,194 5,112 7.12 7.c6 51,263 36,099 87,362
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 ..........: 7,032 5,968 7.18 7.15 50,464 42,709 93,173
1962 ...........: 2/7,268 --- 3/7.10 --- 3/51,500 --- ---

CORN BELT :
(North Central):

1957 ..........: 5,578 3,766 7.21 7.17 40,230 26,994 67,224
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 ..........: 5,576 4,594 7.24 7.19 40,348 33,051 73,399
1962 ..........: 2/5,815 --- /7.15 --- 3/41,500 --- ---

17 SprTng, December through May; fall, June through November. --- -
2/ Spring farrowing indicated from breeding intentions reports.
3/ Average number of pigs per litter with allowance for trend used to compute
indicated number of spring pigs. Number rounded to nearest 500,000 head.


Percentage distribution of fall farrowings, by months, United States
June : July : August :September: October :November: Total
:Percent 1Percent Percent Percent P percent Percent Percent

1950-59 av. ...: 14.1 13.6 23.7 27.6 14.4 6.6 100.0
1959 .......... 15.5 16.0 23.1 25.4 13.2 6.8 100.0
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


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Piga saved

State : Spring (Door through May): Fall (June through Nov.) s Year
and :t- -- -- ---:--- 91" : ------ --- 6T -: : :11961
division:Average; 1960 : 1961 gasoof:Avcrage: 1960 3 1961 ;:. ~of:Average: 1960 : 1961 :aso'f
:1950-59: 3 :1960 :1950-59: : :1960 :1950-59: : :1960
,O do- -17o-d "-Io7d" Pe-- ,to 1,5d 1,o,01 Fe- I,-OI P,-oe I -, 0 Pe1-7
3 head head head cent h.ad head head cent head huad head cent
Maine 22 =- -- 100 = -40 3 --M1 -97
N.B. : 10 9 9 100 9 9 8 89 18 18 17 94
Vt. : 11 9 9 100 9 7 7 100 20 16 16 100
Mass. : 79 76 66 87 69 65 62 95 148 141 128 91
R.I. z 5 6 6 100 5 6 6 100 11 12 12 100
Conn. : 16 13 11 85 17 12 11 92 33 25 22 88
N.Y. s 147 122 96 79 117 84 76 90 264 206 172 83
N.J. o 106 71 66 93 82 62 67 108 188 133 133 100
Pa. : 508 433 418 97 440 389 355 91 947 822 773 94
N.Atl. :~ --95- -757-- -698- -92 763 4- "40 -- 4- 67 1,7 -- 1,2r -0 "-,04 -- 93-
Ohio ; -257Z- -221- 27 261- 102 2,"304 2,7232 2,269 10 7 53 -,30 -102-
Ind, : 4,032 3,830 3,918 102 3,705 3,840 3,946 103 7,737 7,670 7,864 103
Ill. : 6,327 5,965 6,608 111 4,584 5,457 5,904 108 10,910 11,422 12,512 110
Mioh. : 744 606 609 100 627 649 670 103 1,371 1,255 1,279 102
Wis. 1 2 246 2 018 2 076 103 1,382 1,676 1,787 107 3,627 3,694 3,863 105
E.N.Cental4O 9 ^ 15 472 102T -17 -601 -13 -14 5716 -1o5- "2" 521 -2' '- 30,4B -105-
liinn. 4 23- -3,40- -3,4- 107 -21 "25 -2 721 T24 -100- -- 3, ,211 -" 6 -14-
Iowa :12,930 10,691 11,623 109 7,009 8,023 8,582 107 19,939 18,714 20,205 108
Mo. : 3,415 3,045 3,367 111 2,934 3,196 3,278 103 6,349 6,241 6,645 106
N.Dak. : 595 407 460 113 121 174 207 119 716 581 667 115
S.Dak. : 2,063 1,5 8 1,909 120 525 806 874 108 2,588 2,394 2,783 116
Nebr. : 2,871 2,261 2,632 116 1,266 1,711 1,848 108 4,138 3,972 4,480 113
Kansa : 983 919 1 141 124 712 851 962 113 1,695 1,770 2,103 119
W.N.Cent f lU00" 22401~- 2478"6- III -1,72 -17,8"2 -,75 -1.6- --4",24 --3-39 8_8 1-43,3 --1 09
N.Cent. :14T-020- 5437 01 5438- 10 -27.324 ^3^ -3'37,l-T -70 44 -6% 377 -77.399 -17
Del. :- 71- S" 28- 1- -27 -28 31 -i- -53 59 111
Md. : 188 132 109 83 160 143 156 109 348 275 265 96
Va. 3 554 496 483 97 499 497 483 97 1,054 993 966 97
W.Va. : 114 70 61 87 104 71 64 90 218 141 125 89
N.C. 1,083 1,106 1,094 99 829 880 922 105 1,913 1,986 2,016 102
S.C. : 419 378 363 96 387 312 290 93 806 690 653 95
Ga. : 1,335 1,270 1,197 94 1,117 1,083 1,064 98 2,452 2,353 2,261 96
Fla. : 386 265 235 89 287 272 280 103 674 537 515 96
S.Atl. -4110" --3742" -3575 5-- -13-412- _3-,2866- -21'9~ 100 -7,522 -7- ,d8- -6,860 98
Ky. :1,016- -1,055- 1,164- 107 96 3 1 7159 1,159 -100- 1,1 -,244 2,'23 -1-40
Tenn. : 980 1,008 1,014 101 863 1,050 1,044 99 1,843 2,058 2,058 100
Ala. : 820 796 794 100 768 669 689 103 1,587 1,465 1,483 101
Miss. : 448 360 352 98 416 410 358 87 864 770 710 92
Ark. : 409 328 301 92 350 317 308 97 759 645 609 94
La. : 330 171 147 86 270 164 140 85 600 335 287 86
Okla. t 465 308 343 111 394 331 350 106 858 639 693 108
Texas : 856 731 714 98 804 757 770 102 1,660 1,488 1,484 100
S.Cent. :-5j323- -4-77- -4829 101 4,759 ,57 4,1 W99 -10,087 9,44 -*47 100-
Mont. :- 18- 99- 14- 145 -- 9- 122 113 4- 228 -21 -17-
Idaho : 121 101 106 105 94 111 106 95 216 212 212 100
Wyo. : 39 22 22 100 29 19 23 121 67 41 45 110
Colo. : 171 145 135 93 134 147 137 93 306 292 272 93
N.Mex. t 42 36 34 94 34 40 39 98 76 76 73 96
Ariz. : 17 18 19 106 16 18 17 94 33 36 36 100
Utah t 53 43 44 102 44 51 48 94 97 94 92 98
Nev. : 12 8 10 125 9 7 7 100 22 15 17 113
Wash. : 106 99 108 109 98 122 120 98 204 221 228 103
Oreg. : 130 122 131 107 113 146 140 96 244 268 271 101
Calif. : 326 262 266 102 262 195 192 98 588 457 458 100
we st -1l57- --05- -1019 107 2 1- 7 2,081 ,3 1 -- 6 102
U.S. 954,515 47,282 50,464 107 37,183 41,105 42,709 104 91,698 88,387 93,173 105


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988
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


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Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in North Central States
November 1960 and 1961 I/
Cattle and Calves
Public stock :
Direct Total
State : yards
November : November : November : July November .
: 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961

Ohio .......: 7,305 8,448 9,885' 6,563 17,190 15,011 79,877 69,550
Indiana ....: 14,479 10,650 32,238 30,789 46,717 41,439 254,315 175,261
Illinois ...: 44,283 54,546 149,462 152,448 193,745 206,994 775,818 681,141
Michigan ...: 6,251 5,656 14,083 10,628 20,334 16,284 69,949 52,390
Minnesota ..: 25,990 34,188 69,892 99,804 95,882 133,992 412,316 426,502
Iowa ....... :136,460 165,007 215,928 229,142 352,388 394,1491,403,759 1,521,458
South Dakota: 12,393 20,292 12,078 13,838 24,471 34,130 100,436 140,367
Nebraska ...: 50,366 53,976 82,882 87,200 133,248 141,176 525,604 650,738


Total :297,527 586,448 883,975 3,622,074
8 States : 352,763 630,412 983,175 3,717,407
Sheep and Lambs

Ohio .......: 3,769 3,350 3,225 5,091 6,994 8,441 57,702 77,382
Indiana .... 2,728 1,508 2,106 1,165 4,834 2,673 58,132 53,749
Illinois ...: 5,195 3,514 2,321 4,706 7,516 8,220 206,742 256,128
Michigan ...: 2,123 2,012 889 1,592 3,012 3,604 20,525 22,633
Minnesota ..: 28,342 28,706 16,955 20,973 45,297 49,679 284,195 289,875
Iowa .......: 17,656 29,422 71,339 63,516 88,995 92,938 872,270 766,197
South Dakota: 5,611 11,738 9,665 3,367 15,276 15,105 123,329 114,158
Nebraska ...: 15,723 16,029 27,179 27,772 42,902 43,801 593,677 390,579


Total : 81,147 133,679 214,826 2,216,572
8 States : 96,279 128,182 224,461 1,970,701

1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under "Direct" are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stop-
ping for feed, water, and rest en route.
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