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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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Week ended December 16


December 19, 1961


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


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


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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers were steady to
25# higher for the 5th consecutive week, while
slaughter heifers and cows wound up steady to
50# higher. Feeder cattle and calves turned
steady to 50J lower. Barrows and gilts sold
strong to 50f higher, sows steady to 25#
higher. Slaughter lambs were steady to 50#
higher at Fort Worth, Kansas City, Omaha, St.
Joseph and St. Paul but steady to 500 lower
elsewhere.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Early week
trends or slaughter steers were higher but
ample midweek supplies erased part of the
advance to close generally steady to 25# higher.
Prices have continued to edge upward since the
first week in October and now are at a new high
since late last winter. Slaughter heifers and
cows closed steady to 50 higher; bulls and
vealers steady to 1l.00 higher with vealers
$2.00 higher at St. Louis. Due to severe
weather conditions over much of the midwest,
twelve-market salable receipts wound up 6 per-
cent below a week earlier and 9 percent below
a year earlier. Good and Choice slaughter
steers and heifers predominated. Buyers have
become more grade conscious in recent weeks,
centering demand on high-Good and better and
the price spread on slaughter steers became
the widest in some time.
Slaughter steers: At Chicago numerous
loads mostly Prime 827.50-27.75, Choice and
mixed Choice and Prime 950-1500# bulked $25.25-
27.25,. Elsewhere Prime and mixed Choice and
Prime $26.25-27.25, Choice 900-1400# S24.75-
26.00 Good and Choice 1400-162Q0 $24.00-25.E0,
Good 422.75-24.50, Standard 021.00-22.75.
Slaughter heifers: At St. Paul a part
load mostly Prime reached $26.50 with several
terminals showing Prime and mixed Choice and
Prime $25.50-26.25, Choice bulking at t24.00-
25.50, Good $22.00-24.25.
Slaughter cows: Utility and Commercial
ranged $14.50-17.00, Canner and Cutter $12.00-
15.50.

FEEDFR CATTLE AND CALVES Adverse weather
conditions tended to further curtail seasonally
moderated receipts of feeder cattle and calves
at terminal markets. However, supplies at most
markets proved ample in the face of reduced de-
nand and prices displayed a weaker trend. Fair-
ly heavy snows and unusually cold weather for
mid-December created difficulties in handling
livestock and undoubtedly some potential buyers
preferred to wait for more favorable weather.
In addition the storms created poor road condi-
tions in many areas which hampered the movement
of livestock either to or from market centers.
Thus, even though there was further strength in
slaughter cattle prices, such bullish factors
currently were outweighed by the impact of the


December storms. In slow trading, prices gener-
ally were steady to 50# lower, extremes $1.00
off. Cattle under 600# usually showed more weak-
ness than did heavier weights. In fact, most
dependable demand centered on fleshy 800-l00
steers. Slaughter interests continued to pur-
chase a large share of the fleshy two-way kind,
but a moderate number of partly fattened cattle
were purchased for further feeding, including
some already showing sufficient finish to grade
high-Good and low-Choice in the beef.
Feeder steers: Good and Choice 800-1050#
$22.00-25.00. Most sales were from $24.50 down
but at St. Paul a sizeable string of Choice 871#
brought $25.25 and at Denver several loads part-
ly fattened 950-1175# went from $24.75-25.50.
Good and Choice 550-750# bulked at $25.00-
26.00, few loads Choice and Fancy $26.50-
27.50, one load 535# $28.50. Medium and low-
Good 550-700# brought $19.50-24.00.
Feeder heifers: Good and Choice 550-700#
chiefly $21.50-24.75 but two loads Choice 625#
$25.50. Choice 499# short yearlings reached
$26.00.
Feeder calves: Good and mixed Good and
Choice steers bulked 124.50-29.50; Choice and
Choice and Fancy largely $29.00-55.00, one load
350# $55.00. A few Choice and Fancy heifers
brought $28.50-29.00, bulk Good and Choice
$22.50-28.00.

HOGS Terminal markets Receipts at the
12 markets were little changed from the pre-
vious week's reduced run and the same period a
year ago. However, the below normal mid-western
storm receipts occurring early in the week had
a bullish effect on hog prices. At the high
point of the week, prices were at the highest
level in two months. Part of this advance was
lost after midweek when marketing were ex-
panded. Barrows and gilts closed strong to 50#
higher, sows steady to mostly 250 higher. Sows
made up nearly 9 percent of the receipts or
I percent less than the preceding period. The
average weight of barrows and gilts estimated
at 229# was down from recent seasonal highs.
Barrows and gilts: U. S. 1-3, 180-240#
closed at $16.50-17.25 at thp western Corn Belt
centers. No. 1-3, 180-240# in the eastern part
of the area sold at $16.75-17.50, No. 1-2,
180-250# $17.25-17.85.
Sows: No. 1-35, 250-400# $13.75-15.00, up
to $15.50 at eastern markets. No. 2-3, 400-
60C# $12.50-13.75.
Feeder pigs at Sioux City were 50-75#
higher; Good and Choice selling at $16.00-
16.50. At St. Paul, sales were 500 higher
with Good and Choice $15.50-16.00.
Hogs Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area receipts at 345,000 head were about 14
percent less than previous week, but around
1 percent more than year ago. Heavy snowfall








early in week followed by cold temperatures
tended to curb the hog movement. Barrows and
gilts 180-240# closed 25-50# higher, heavier
weights steady to 30# higher; sows fully
steady. About 75 percent of butcher supply 200-
240# weights. Sows comprised around 8 percent
of total receipts.
On Friday most U. S. No. 1-3 200-240#
barrows and gilts sold at $16.00-16.65 with No.
I and 2 $16.50-17.00. No. 1-3 270-40C# sows
$13.50-15.00; No. 2-3 400-550# Z12.00-15.50.
Hogs Interior Illinois Receipts were
curtailed by a rather heavy snowfall. Marketing
were about 10 percent below the previous week,
but 5 percent more than a year ago. Prices on
180-240# barrows and gilts were 25-50# higher,
heavier weights steady to 30# higher.
Barrows and gilts: Most No. 1-3, 190-220#
$16.25-17.00, few 200-220# $17.00-17.25, No.
1-35, 220-240# $16.00-16.75.
Sows: U. S. 1-3, 250-400# $13.00-14.75,
No. 2-3, 400-50(0 $12.00-15.50.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals totaled 79,000 head, a 16 percent
reduction from last week and a year ago. Lower
slaughter lamb prices after mid-week erased
much of the early advances at terminals with
the downturns resulting largely from sharply
lower carcass lamb prices. Late sales of
slaughter lambs were steady to 50# higher for
the week at many markets but were weak to 500
lower at Chicago, St. Louis, Sioux City and
Denver. Slaughter ewes were steady to 50# high-
er, feeder lambs steady.
Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and Prime
80-114# vnoled $16.00-17.50, mainly $16.25-
17.25 late; Choice and Prime reached $18.20 at
Denver early but the closing limit was $17.30.
Few shipments Choice and Prime 110-117# $15.00-
16.50. Good and Choice 80-110? wooled $14.50-
16.50. Choice and Prime 80-111# shorn with No.
1-2 and fall shorn pelts $15.25-16.50, Choice
$17.00 at Indianapolis early. Good and Choice
79-108# $14.75-16.00.
Slaughter ewes: Cull to Choice wooled
$2.50-7.50.
Feeder lambs: At Denver, Choice and Fancy
75-90# $15.90-16.20, Good and Choice $14.90-
15.80. Choice and Fancy 54-84# $14.00-16.00 at
other points and to $16.25 at St. Paul. Good
and Choice $10.00-15.50 including St. Paul at
$15.00-15.50. At Denver, over 1,200 head Choice
67-69# shorn feeders with No. 1-2 pelts $14.50-
14.80.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area at 21,300 head
was 17 percent less than last week and 10 per-
cent under last year. Price downturns after
midweek more than erased earlier advances with
slaughter lambs closing steady to weak. Slaugh-
ter ewes steady. Wooled slaughter lambs repre-
sented about 70 percent of receipts. While most
slaughter lambs scaled less than 105#, those of
heavier weight met with considerable bearishness
from buyers.


Slaughter lambs: Bulk Choice and Prime 90-
105#, some shipments to 110?, wooled $16.00-
16.50 late, few high-yielding $16.75-17.00; Good
and low-Choice t14.50-16.00. Bulk Choice and
Prime 85-105# shorn with No. 1-2 and fall-shorn
pelts $15.00-15.50, sparingly $15.75-16.00 for
high-yielding lambs with fall-shorn pelts. 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 active, strong to
500 higher; many loads contracted for late De-
cember and January delivery with a few for
February to April 15 delivery. Country trading
on feeder cattle inadequate for price test.
Slaughter lambs in California steady to weak but
Utah reported fully steady.
Slaughter steers: California, load Choice
834# $26.50; California and Arizona, bulk
mostly Choice 950-1125# "25.50-26.00; bulk Good
and Choice 875-1200# $24.50-25.25 including 71
loads expected, mostly Choice 950-1000# $25.00
for February 1 to April 15 delivery; bulk Good,
end of Standard and occasional end of Choice,
900-1100# $23.50-24.25; bulk Standard and Good
860-1200# $22.00-23.25.
Slaughter heifers: California, load
Choice 825-850# $25.25. California and Arizona,
bulk mostly Choice 815-950# $24.50-25.00; bulk
Good and Choice 750-105C/ $235.50-24.25.
Slaughter calves: California, 10 loads
Good 350-500Q' $24.40-25.50, bulk $24.50.
Arizona, load Good, few Choice, 525#? 24.50 to
Texas; 2 loads Good 500-540# $24.00.
Stockers and feeders: California, 180
Choice and Fancy 300-325#, mixed steer and heif-
er calves $30.00 straight; 205 Choice 500-625Y
with steers $25.00-26.00, heifers 822.00-23.00;
100 Good and Choice 625# steers $24.50; 50
Choice 825# steers $23.50; 100 Medium 688#
steers $23.00; 1,865 Common and Medium steers
725-775# $21.90-22.25. Arizona, 50 Good and
Choice 725# steers $23.00. California and Utah,
468 Choice and Fancy 340-425# with steers
$28.00-28.50, heifers $26.00-26.50; 310 Choice
450-525# steer calves $26.50, but one lot with
heifer end at $24.00.
Slaughter lambs: California, load Choice
and Prime 105# shorn with No. 1 pelts $17.00j
California and Utah, bulk Choice, end of Prime,
100-109# wooled $16.50-16.75; 400 Choice, end
of Prime, 118# fall-shorn $16.00.
Wool: California, Imperial Valley -
35,000# Medium lambs 42# per lb. grease basis.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Demand for slaughter





956


cattle rood with trading direct at the feedlots
rather active. Slaughter steers sold fully
steady with slaughter heifers strong to mostly
25-50# higher.
Slaughter steers: Colorado, 139 loads
Choice 105n-1250 S$25.25-26.25; 16 loads high-
Good and Choice 1200-1375/ slaughter steers
S25.00-25.25. Western Nebraska, 12 loads mostly
Choice 1125-1350,' 25.30-?5.60.
Slaughter heifers. Colorado, 56 loads
average and high-Choice 900-1000/ slaughter
heifers $25.50-25.95| 116 loads Choice 850-1050)
$24.75-25.50; 16 loads high-Good and low-Choice
925-9751 324.00-24.75. Western Nebraska, 9
loads high-Good and Choice 900-95Q0, $24.00-
24.85.
Feeders: Few sales steady. Western
Kansas, 10 loads Good and Choice 875-1000).
feeder steers $23.00-24.50; 6 loads Good to
mostly Choice 650-700SY heifers $22.75-23.00.
Western Nebraska, 300 Good to mostly Choice
1100# fleshy steers 823.00-23.25. Colorado,
12 loads Choice 650-760# heifers $23.25-24.00,
5 loads Choice 330-480# heifer calves $27.00-
27.50. Two loads Choice and Fancy 535# steers
$29.00.
Sheep and lambs: Slaughter lambs sold
steady. Colorado, Choice and Prime 95-108#
wooled lambs $17.00-17.85. Choice and Prime 96-
99# lambs, No. 1 and 2 pelts, $16.00-16.50,
mostly $16.00. Load Utility and Good 120# fresh
shorn slaughter ewes $5.00-5.50. Wyoming,
1,300 Choice and Prime 95-102# wooled lambs
$17.25.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Slaughter
steers steady, heifers steady to 500 higher,
feeder cattle steady, lambs mostly steady.
Slaughter steers Bulk for January early
February delivery, 60 Choice and Prime 1680-
1700" $24.00; 1,260 Good and Choice 950-1100#
$24.25-25.50.
Slaughter heiferst Eighty Choice 850#
$24.75; 410 Good and Choice 875-95QC $23.75-
24.00; 425 Good, Standard end, 600-700# $25.75-
24.001 150 Good 537# calves $24.50.
Feeders: About 4,500 Good mixed steers and
calves from Mexico, estimated average 550# duty
weight, steers $20.00-22.00, calves $23.00-
24.00.
Feeder calves: Around 150 Fancy 360#
steers $31.00, heifers $28.00; 300 Choice 550-
485# steers $26.00-27.00, heifers $24.00-25.00.
Slaughter lambs: About 5,200 Choice and
mixed Choice and Prime 95-100# shorn with No. 1,
2 and fall-shorn pelts $14.50-15.00.
Feeders: Around 1,000 Choice 75# cooled
$14.001 1,500 Choice 70-72# shorn $12.75-13.00.
Amarillo area: Slaughter steers and heif-
ers active, fully steady to strong. Feeders
also fully steady to strong.
Slaughter steers: Three hundred Choice
1175# $26.00; 176 Good to mostly Choice 1150-
1200# $25.00; 482 mixed Good and Choice 1025-
U1100# $24.90-25.50 delivered.


Slaughter heifers: Total 460 Good to most-
ly Choice 900-1000# $23.85-24.00; 120 Good 700-
868# $23.00-23.50.
Feeder steers: About 200 Good and Choice
500-510# yearlings $25.00; 1,075 Good and
Choice 700-800# $23.00-24.25; 922 largely Good
650-775# $22.00-23.50.
Feeder heifers: One hundred Choice 675#
$235.90; 572 Good and Choice 550-650# $23.00
for January-April.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers fully steady, feeders un-
tested; slaughter lambs firm.
Slaughter steers:t Washington, Choice 1000-
1225# $25.50-26.00, some for January delivery;
Good and Choice 1000-1100# $24.00-25.00. Idaho,
high-Good to mostly Choice 1025-1200# $24.75-
25.00. Oregon, Good to mostly Choice 1000-1050#
$25.75-26.15 delivered.
Slaughter heifers: Washington, Choice 850-
900# $24.00-24.25, mixed Good and Choice 880#
$23.50. Idaho, Choice 825-925# $23.75-24.00;
Good and Choice 975# $22.75. Oregon, Choice
825# $24.00 delivered.
Feeders;: Oregon, Good and Choice 400-
415# steers t27.00-27.50; Good and Choice 575#
heifers $24.50. Idaho, Good and Choice 575#
heifers $24.50 delivered.
Slaughter lambs: Washington, Choice and
Prime 105# wooled $18.00 delivered California.
Choice 96# wooled $15.25. Oregon, Choice and
Prime wooled 101-105# $17.75-18.00 and Choice
and Prime shorn 98-115# No. 3 to fall-shorn
pelts $16.75-17.35 delivered California. Choice
and Prime 90-106# No. 3 pelt to full wooled
$15.50-16.50. Idaho, Choice and Prime 105-112#
wooled $16.50-17.00.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN W!OMING Entire area
extremely cold with sub-zero temperatures till
midweek, warming towards weekend.
Slaughter steers and heifers strong, stock
cows strong to $1.00 higher, stock calves fully
steady. Few sales sheep and lambs steady.
Slaughter steers: Southern Montana, 225
average and high-Choice 1000-115C# $24.50-25.001
load high-Choice 1500# $25.75.
Slaughter heifers: Southern Montana, 500-
head-string Choice 925-950# $24.00 for mid-Janu-
ary to early February.
Stock cows: Scattered sales totaling 525
costly Good 850-105Q0 $175.00-200.00 per head;
550 Medium and Good 800-1000C $15.00-14.00.
Feeder calves: About 600 high-Good and
Choice calves, 400-475# steers $27.00-28.50,
550-450# heifers $25.00-27.00. String of 1,800
high-Choice and Fancy steers for delivery next
April 1 at $32.00, expected to weigh 50C0; 550
average and high-Choice calves for early March
expected to weigh 450-475#, steers $29.00, heif-
ers $27.00.
Slaughter lambs: Load Choice 102# $15.00,
load Choice 100-105# $17.50 delivered.
Lambst Total 800 Choice 75-95# feeders
$14.00-14.501 1,500 Choice 88# shearing $15.50.









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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
-----------------------------------------
SCattle : Calves 2 Hag o-- Sheep and lambs
| Dec. 16 Dec. 17 2 Dec. 16 s Dec. 17 2 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 2 Dec. 16 Dec. 17
2 1961 1960 1 1961 2 1960 1961 1960 : 1961 S 1960
45,585 44,955 217 215 58,640 42,650 7,280 8,947
5,556 5,757 407 519 10,757 9,461 918 1,111
6,558 8,200 860 551 4,166 5,578 15,280 12,051
4,465 9,008 716 1,955 1,159 1,752 4,001 5,492
7,105 6,255 548 419 51,452 27,451 2,952 5,564
16,652 21,655 594 1,441 18,925 16,560 5,705 7,950
5,840 6,774 479 1,312 2,405 5,078 515 1,174
58,705 42,471 875 1,595 51,209 46,510 11,455 11,865
15,997 16,900 509 851 50,790 27,628 5,772 6,755
15,157 16,872 1,285 2,095 49,492 55,144 6,002 7,542
56,547 56,5310 4,166 5,247 45,876 45,579 7,009 8,687
24,854 21,945 8429 -910 769 55,098 51,946 16 6L502 19.578
214,179 255,080 18,685 26,907 559,947 555,157 79,189 94,274
227,015 25,975 552,082 94, 085 --
D SOUTHERN MINNESOTA Dec. 16, 1961 Dec. 9, 1961 Dec. 17, 1960
Hogs ...... 545,000 400,000 542,000*
heep ..... 21,500 25,600 25,700* -
FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER
--FflEKCIT?!_A^ ~ ->-w~a--------~----------_---
I Week ended : Month t Five months
SDec.14 Dec. 7 Dec. 15i Nov. r Nov. Julry-ov.
2 1961 1 1961 2 1960 2 1961 2 1960 2 1961 a 1960
p ......... 669 416 1,528 2,147 2,692 8,661 10,779
0 ........ 1,525 2,206 2,785 8,044 7,814 59,218 58,125
.......... 5,068 35,266 4,478 18,085' 19,522 89,087 87,574
*........ 2,845 4,508 5,706 24,899 28,774 159,428 150,190
S.o..o..o.o._ 5,865 9,803 9,276 44,482 55L150 2635626 5-15 775
markets.... 15,966 20,199 25,771 97,657 115,752 540,020 602,459
.... 744# 718# 752# 72C# 7105 712# 705#
.... $25.51 $25.71 $23.95 $25.59 $22.97 $22.98 $21.90
cago ...... 22.50 22.95 25.11 25.59 22.49 22.88 22,76
sas City... 25.24 25.27 25.95 25.05 22.54 22.80 21.52
iha 2....... 24.12 24.51 24.07 24.51 24.07 24.15 25.24
St. Paul... 21.05 21.64 22.18 20.69 21.15 20.91 21.17
ux City.... 25.56 25.25 25.07 24.49 24.11 25.86 25.54
"er ...... 24.08 23.76 24.57 24.24 25.76 25.74 22.82
Worth .... 22.41 22.79 21.71 21.99 20.44 21.98 19.91
ahoma City. 25.89 25.80 25.55 25.05 21.45 22.00 19.95
St. Joseph. 22.50 22.92 21.96 22.65 21.60 22.46 20.76
Louis NST. 22.71 21.29 25.22 22.15 21.24 21.84 20.72
.0 markets.. 15,692 22,266 22,940 141,269 125,143 453,783 469,703
" .... 1,888 2,561 2,912 16,489 18,509 98,774 106,547
" ,w.. 1,297 2,976 1,672 12,741 12,256 51,569 27,250
for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


ESTIMATED PERCENT FEEDER CATTLE AND SA1WHER COWSIN SALAL S .s_ SA S
S---Kan- St 2 St, I I t I .t I I t
n Chi- ".@ St.' ._. 'Sioux .St.Indian- Den- Ft. ;Okla.,Wich-t San
Week ended oseas sumihan osLouiSt s 2
WeaoCt 2 Joseph City 'Paul apolis wver Worth City ita Antonio
Sc CeeT e I t I I I--- -
Feeders
Dec. 15, 1961 2 57 11 8 8 21 10 8 20 55 56 41 45
Dec. 8, 1961 2 45 14 9 10 26 15 10 40 75 66 47 45
Dec. 16 1960 2 46 18 9 10 41 5 8 15 60 68 51 50
Slaughter cows
Dec. 15, 1961 4 7 6 6 12 6 20 14 25 16 11 11 25
Dec. 8, 1961 S 10 9 8 12 6 20 14 20 15 15 IS 20
Dec. 16, 1960 5 9 11 9 15 8 20 12 55 15 15 25 20
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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /

Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in o
a by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --- --- --- -- -- ----- -- -- ---- -- ---
Week ended
s Dec.14 Dec.15 Dec.14 Dec.15 Dec.14 Z Dec.15 Dec.14 Dec.15
--- --- J-Q. _-_ A PI -I- 1W ~$- ;W1 -t- __ ;! ; '_ j;%Q. -


PriMe..........
Choice.,,,,.,,.
Good.....,,.,..
Standard.......
Commercial.,,..
Utility.......
All grades.....

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

Prime.******#*
Choice...*******
Good...*.......
Standard..**...
Utilit*.*...*0
All grades.....

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


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


Prime,.o.*e...
Choice.......,,
Good........ .
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....


3,215
19,841
7,567
704
2
296
51,625


415
10,662
8,380
821
255
20,.511
457
12,651
4,002
511
180


5,154
17,725
7,175
858

225
51,135

240
7,065
8,695
750
62


CHICAGO
10.2 16.6
62.7 56.9
23.9 23.0
2.2 2.8
.1 -
.9 .7


2.0 1.4
52.0 42.0
40.9 51.7
4.0 4.5
1.1 .4


16,80-8 -----
SIOUX C -
181 2.5 1.6
6,610 71.1 58.2
4,055 22.5 55.7
429 2.9 5.8
79 1.0 .7


17,781 11,554

53 13 .8 .2
1,695 1,490 26.5 24.1
35,692 5,727 57.8 60.5
786 890 12.5 14.4

163 57 2.6 1.0
6,587 6,177
- -t---- ------ -


48 48
1,480 1,449
3,057 5,821
980 955

102 143
5,667 6,596
--------- --

58 41
5,506 5,246
4,916 4,511
498 529

8,778 7,927


.9
26.1
53.9
17.5

1.8


.8
22.7
59.7
14.6

2.2


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.7 .5
57.7 40.9
56.0 54.4
5.6 4.2


----- -' a a -


1,248 1,256
1,166 1,165
1,104 1,124
1,020 1,025
1,490 -
1,047 1,055
1,155 1,165

1,195 1,166
1,155 1,160
1,123 1,114
1,115 1,089
1,021 1,041
-- 158 1,155

1,177 1,156
1,161 1,160
1,122 1,126
1,116 1,085
1,053 1,042
1_ 150o 1,144

1,076 1,096-
1,112 1,123
1,088 1,080
1,060 1,096

1,071 951
1,090 1,092


1,145 1,286
1,105 1,085
1,055 1,060
965 990

954 876
1,051 1,055
-----------
1,100 1,025
1,129 1,151
1,096 1,110
1,116 1,098

1,110 1,126


27.19 27.56
26.15 26.62
24.87 25.55
22.98 23.26
22.01 -
20.98 21.24
25.86 26.59

26.75 26.55
25.49 25.47
24.09 24.00
21.71 20.69
20.26 19.01
24.75 24,51

26.48 27.07
25.18 25.81
24.21 24.48
22.74 21.58
20.78 20.04
24.89 25.17

26.70 26.94
25.67 26.25
24.29 24.10
22.05 20.74

19.92 18.55
24.50 24.11


27.12 27.68
25.80 26.57
24.14 24.57
22.51 22.19
-e -
19.69 18.58
24.29 24.58


26.91 27.45
25.23 25.98
25.86 25.95
21.29 20.43
24.26 24.67
24.26 24,67
---- -- A m Sw


DENVER-- ----- -- ----- -
Prime.......... 0
Choice......... 1,125 754 69.5 55.2 1,243 1,154 25.87 25.97
Good........... 446 545 27.6 41.0 1,058 1,142 24.71 24.48
Standard....... 47 50 2.9 3.8 1,194 1,104 21.95 19.44
Utility........ .. -
All grades..... 616 1,529 1,185 1,147 25.48 25.13
Data collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
----------------------------- ---------------------------------
Cattle = Calves Hogs 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area Dec.16 DcIl? TDec.16 TDec. f "Dec.16 TDec.17 TDec.16 TDec.17
1961 1 1960 t 1961 1 1960 : 1961 t 1960 t 1961 1960
--------- -------------------------


Boston, New York City Area ****
Baltimore, Philadelphia *******
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls .
Chicago Area ********.*****.**
St. Paul- Wise. Areas .***.**..
St. Louis Area ................
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ....
Omaha Area ....................
Kansas City ..................*
Iowa So. Minnesota ..........
Loull, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ...
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ...
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City.
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio.
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City *
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas ..
Portland, Seattle, Spokane ....
Total ......................


14,065 10,082
9,625 7,192
18,797 18,887
17,580 16,572
29,691 50,917
11,145 12,154
355,835 25,204
40,621 58,415
14,668 14,875
57,596 54,958
6,601 5,878
10,643 9,045
18,567 18,764
7,922 9,8355
24,906 19,562
24,810 26,860
8,491 7,580
529,565


9,294
1,752
1,250
6,985
20,980
1,550

158

9,658
2,815
5,849
657
2,665
112
1,446
258
65,189


9,541 49,211
1,295 54,597
4,500 119,059
8,129 42,615
25,561 111,642
2,501 75,692
119,175
201 80,068
-- 59,579
10,467 501,901
5,516 50,875
5,858 29,504
1,188 46,922
4,587 20,445
227 16,117
1,249 36,164
288 17,5360
1,190,702


304,572 78,708
Accumulation to date ..... 15,775,089 5,176,961 54,67:
15,582,557 5,555,528
----------------------------------------------


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT


Week ended Nun- i i NMn- a : Num- t
: ber Prod. t ber t Prod. ubar t Prod.

1,000 i. .T .0.b il.b. 10 mil.lb.


Dec.
Dec.
Novec
Dec.


1961
1961
1961
1960


/......*

........
1/soee l
I/ **


400
410
552
371


257.2
241.9

212.5
212.5


95
105
91
107


9.8
11.0

11.4


1,375
1,520
1,297
1,509


193.0
216.0

187.0


45,469 41,954
27,751 5,218
115,852 5,520
40,871 6,689
111,424 17,542
71,171 5,397
109,875 11,792
78,560 14,658
54,598 --
290,465 40,107
49,052 --
52,114 -
46,767 8,585
18,175 20,867
14,998 52,655
26,042 29,070
17,319 4,525
244,557


56,522
5,194
15,470
5,539
17,150
4,881
12,985
14,566

59,489


7,605
10,270
20,955
50,676
5,451


1,128,045 220,515
2,425 15,479,727
55,250,756 12,515,151



PRODUCTION

and mutton I Total Total
Num- Prod. t meat : lard
ber : prod. t prod.
1, o il.1bpil1b .'ail.lb.


12.7 452.7 -
15.6 484.5 --
-- -- 40.6
11.2 421.9 41.4


Percentage change from
Dec. 9, 1961 .,,....,
Dec. 17, 1960 .....
ORsooW IN s'W I


-2
8
af s a


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12 -15
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-14
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-----


""" so- a-- --------go-an-- --- -- s. s-
---------------.--------- ------------------mm-rA -Lard

Weekended Cattle Calves Hogs bt Sheep yield
S -- --- -I -- .--- per
Live Live e Lie Dess Lie Dresed 100 lb.
00--- -- Li -e .Dressedl. Live- LDessed, Live .Dressed, LiveLD!essed. sw *


Dec.
Dec.
Nov.
Dec.


169, 1961 ,,.
9# .1961 ****
25, 1961 .......
17, 1960 ..,.....


1040
1055
1030
1039


593
590
587
572


190
190
190
191


105
105
106
107


240
245
240
245


140
142
157
145


101
100
96
101


12.9


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.














Classic


Steers -


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---.-----.--------------.-----------.--.-.--- ^.-
S Chicago 2 Kansas City Onmaha Denver Portland
I t I t t I t S t
ication Dec.2 Dec. De Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
16 17 16 17 16 17 16 17 16 17
1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960

Slaughter cattle. calves and vealera


Prime 900-3100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard All wta.


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All vwta.


Cows All weight -
Comercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All vwta. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.88
27.25
26.25
26.25
24.60
22.50


25.08

21.62


15.72
15.05
14.15
12.50


27.50
27.62
26.65
26.15
24.68
22.58


25.62

21.60


15.25
14.72
15.72
11.98


26.00
25.75
24.28
21.70


25.00
23.60
21.05


17.10
16.12
15.10
153.20


26.25
26.02
25.78
20.42


25.12
22.90
19.60


15.88
14.82
15.98
12.55


26,75
26.88
25.62
25.55
23.92
21.88


24.88
25.18
20.75


16.52
15.65
14.18
15.05


18.45 18.15 18.25 17.08 18.25
19.72 18.65 18.62 17.18 18.12


26.50
24.50
22.00


24.50
22.50
18.50



26.62
24.50
21.55


22.80
21.40
19.40


25.50
23.00
20.25


22.00
20.00
17V50


25.50
21.25
19.00


24.40
22.55
19.95


26.92
26.88
25.88
25.70
25.75
20.92


25.00
25.12
21.10


15.55
14.50
15.25
12.05


17.20
17.45


25.85
25.85
24.10
21.62


25.12

20.10



16.35
15.08
14.00


25.95
25.89
25.20
20.00


25.25
22.95
19.50


-w f
16.00
14.00
12.75


25.88
25.62
24.50
21.75


25.75
22.50
19.75



14.75
15.75
11.25


a-

25.75
25.25
24.50
21.75


25.75
22.50
19.75


16.00
15.00
12.75
10.25


S 9.0 w. -o
18.75 19.00 20,00 19.25


23.00
20.75
17.50


50.00
27.50
25.50


Feeder cattle and calves


25.95
24.25
21.50


25.80
23.95
20.60


26.15
24.25
22.00


26.62
24.50
21.48


26.50
25.00
20.25


25.88
24.00
21.25


22.25
19.50


-O
22.75
19.75


28.00
26.00
22.50



23.25
19.00
18.50


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

Cows All vta. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


- 25.50 22.75 24.00
- 20.62 19.75 20.75


- 16.00 15.50 16.00


- 27.75 27.30 28.00


23.75 24.50 25.58
20.75 20.50 21.50


15.00 17.75 16.00


28.50 29.75


- 20.75
- 17.50


29.00 25.50 24.50


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 25.00 23.75 26.00 25.00


28.25 26.25 22.50 20.50


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.. .............. .-- ....-T---T- ------- -- -
t I I Eight
3 3 Louis a Kansans Sioux 'S. St. t S. St.'Indian-1 nkta.
Week ended zChicago. Nat'i. City Omaha % City 'Joseph t Paul tapolia I cam-
s 1 Stock t I : bined


AVERAGE COST -


Yards ollar er I
Dollars per 100 pounda


Barrow Dec. 16, 1961
and Dec. 9, 1961
gilts Dec. 17, 1960
Dec. 16, 1961
Sows Dec. 9, 1961
V-- 9 e6


16.90
16.45
17.21
13.56
13.19
t, &A


Dec. 1eif JL0U 1. 0
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows Dec. 16, 1961 231
and Dec. 9, 1961 251
gilts Dec. 17, 1960 255
Dec. 16, 1961 439
Sows Dec. 9, 1961 459
Dec. 17, 1960 444-
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 16, 1961 30080
and Dec. 9, 1961 32754
gilts Dec. 17, 1960 32995
Dec. 16, 1961 3123
Sows Dec. 9, 1961 3555
Dec. 17, 1960 4108
SOWS-
Dec. 16, 1961 9
Dec. 9, 1961 9
Dec. 17, 1960 11

y Weighted average.


17.00
16.46
17.25
13.67
13.29
15.28


16.70
16.16
16.94
13.70
15.63
15.253


Pounds
222 229
225 251
221 231
424 436
436 428
599 454


4429
440(
497E
359
40?
44(


16.67
15.93
16.84
13.75
13.32
12.87


16.66
15.95
16.78
13.59
15,29
12.60


16.79
16.13
17.05
13.94
13.48
135.26


----------------- a


23.
253
23
44C
440
434


5 234
7 236
9 240
434
) 438
455


)8 17368 43701
35 12858 47634
31 14523 58558
16 1165 5124
70 1522 6057
)8 1275 5555
Percentage of total
8 6 10
8 9 11
8 8 13


39210
44306
58879
4394
4815
4157


225
230
252
416
419
417

28164
20725
25773
2044
1925
2277


16.25
15.63
16.66
13.32
13.20
12.93


228
234
232
421
425
416

41127
40595
58142
4008
5108
4665


17.06 16.73
16.72 16.13
17.49 17.00
13.60 13.62
15.49 15.52
12.82 12.90


227 229
229 232
228 232
469 436
470 440
462 450

26158 270106
24745 267696
22223 258674
3171 26625
5585 50015
5492 29955
ow--- -


m -g i g g i I- i- |- W- -m "-i


AVERAGE WHOIESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE H00,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
---------------- ------I-- -- -


Week ended Rog products 1

Dec. 16, 1961......o...... $18.71
Dec. 9, 1961.,,.,,.,,.... 18.30
Dec. 17, 1960,.,,..,....... 19.81


R Hog prices /

$17.18
16.80
18.12


- --


Gross spread

$1.53
1.50
1.69


-----n---- as------ --- ---- w o- -
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# vt. Chicago.
Z/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CCRN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
----- ---------------------------------am an as a as ame am a -m --m e amm me as e --- -s ----
s Barrows and S Corn 2/ t Hog-corn
Week ended gilts / No.3 yselow a price ratio
K Dollars per t Cents per s based on
: 100 pounds a bushel s barrows and gilts
-------------------------------------- n-- _- 4owo -- a
Dec. 16, 1961# ,...., 16.90 109.1 15.5
Dec. 9, 1961.,,.,,,..,, 16.43 106.9 15.4
Dec. 17, 1960......,,.... 17.21 101.2 17.0

1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


i I I i


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BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


The movement of greasy domestic combing
wools in the Boston market was extremely
limited and prices were unchanged. Trade on
woolen wools was also slow with supplies
limited. Noils were slow to move at about
steady prices.
There was a fair weight of fall wools
moved and a clean-up of 12 months and 8
months wools in Texas. Little was done in
other domestic primary markets.
Cabled reports from Australia showed
Continental interests the principal operators,
with Japan, Bradford and the United States
furnishing moderate competition. Good general
competition was noted in New Zealand at un-
changed prices while the United States, France,
Italy and Gemary were competing in South
Africa. Occasional small lots were purchased
in Montevideo for shipment to the United States
with other countries buying sparingly.
Fleece Wools Activity in fleece wools
was dormant.
Territory Wools Spot sales of territory
wools were very limited.
Texas Wools A fair volume of original
bag 12 months, good French combing and staple
Texas wool sold at an estimated clean cost of
$1.25, while the clean-up of 8 months wool was
estimated around $1.10 and fall Texas wool at
58-450 grease basis was estimated around 950
clean basis, delivered East.
Mohair Demand for mohair in the local
marketandin Texas was very narrow. Straight
adult hair in original bags was offered in
Texas at 781.
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was slow
with occasional odd lots of territory oil-
combed tops moved around $1.48 and 54s fleece
tops at $1.45. Quotes follows


Warp Aust. D/C
70s $1.87
64s 1.79
62s 1.69
60s 1.62
58/60s 1.54


Oil-combed
58/60s 41.52
56s -
50/56s 1.48
48/50s --


Warp Dom. D/C
$1.79
1.75
1.67
1.59
1.49


Territory
$1.47
1.50
1.48


Fleece

$1.48
1.46


(N Nominal)
Foreign Wools Spot wools were slow.
All foreign markets declined about 1-2 pence
from last week and quotations were irregular.
Japan was dominant and bought up all short
wools in South Africa. Cabled reports at
weeks end follow with combing wools converted
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields, in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed


- 41.09
- 1.06
- 1.04
- 1.00
- 1.07
- 1.05


75
74
435
454
455


South Africa
Oil-combed
7 $1.05
8 1.04
12 1.03
47 1.04
48 1.05
52 1.01
55 1.00


New Zealand
Oil-combed
* $1.05 86 $.87
* .99 95 .83
* .94 854 .81
* .92 100 .78
S.88 107 .76
114 .75
128 .75
Montevideo
Super-skirted
60/64a '.97
60s .94
60/588 .92
58/56S .90
56/50s .88
Good to super wools
54 less.


Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools
continued dull at about steady prices.
Greasy Near Eastern carpet pieces brought
around 590 clean fibers present. Cabled
offerings from foreign markets follow:
Greasy Buenos Aires November second clips at
71-735, fleeces at 74-75 and lambs wools
around 71-753 clean fibers present. A
scoured Moroccan carpet fleece was offered
at 780 while dealers were asking 680 for
yellow Pakistan wool.
Woolen Wools Sales follows
Scoured Pulled Domestic


58/60s ave. 1." ch. Ah.
58s ave. 2". It. atain
56/58s 2-2-" white
Scoured Shorn Domestic


$1.05
.85
1.05


Bulk 56s stained sorts $.72
Noils
Super Aust. 64/70s nobles 3.92
Ch. Aust. 64s nobles $.85-.87
Semi-clear Aust. 64s nobles .85
Choice Aust. 60s nobles .80
Ch. N. Z. 50s X-bred nobles .72
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64s wh. fleece ave. 2P" .1.15 for
shipment
Aust. 60s locks & pieces good color 80#
offer Monte. lambs 56/60s *.67-.68

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec. 14,
1961 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)


December
March
64a grade -
December
March
64s grade -


wool tops 41.60 (Bid)
wool tops 1.581 (Bid)
2.55H minimum length
wool $1.231 (Traded)
wool 1.181 (Traded)
2L" ave. stretched length







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS TRFA7 CARLOT MEAT "RADE REVIEW

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer carcass beef sold
steady to $2.00 higher; cow beef steady to 500
higher, the advance at New York; veal and calf
steady to strong, instances $2.00 higher at
Philadelphia; lamb $1.00 lower at Washington
and strong to $2.00 higher at Baltimore, but
prices held mostly steady in other areas. Pork
loine held mostly steady, except Philadelphia
$1.00-2.00 lower; other pork cute steady to
$3.00 higher with Boston butts and fresh skinned
hams showing most strength.
Supplies were mostly normal, except veal a
bit reduced in number at all markets and the
showing of pork and lamb at Washington was
slightly above normal. Meat turnover was gener-
ally good on the Eastern Seaboard and clearance
generally complete for second consecutive week.
Beef prices inched upward under influence of
fair to good demand. Forequarter cuts were fore-
runnere while at New York steak cuts advanced
2-6# per lb. Veal and calf outlet was rather
spontaneous, as carcasses and cuts had wide dis-
tribution. Prices were unchanged in most areas.
Chain stores were aggressive for lamb but demand
otherwise was only fair. Spotted demand for
pork created some irregular price trends early,
but spareribs, Boston butts and fresh skinned
hams settled after midweek and showed the major
upturns.
Kosher dressed steer beef sold fully $1.00
higher at New York with kosher veal and calf
strong and lamb unchanged.

CHICAGO Steer beef sold mostly 500 higher,
heifer beef steady to 50 up. veal $1.00 to
mostly $2.00 higher, lamb $1.00 lower, pork loins
8-16# steady to $1.00 higher, Boston butts 4-8#
$3.00-3.50 higher, spareribs 3# down steady.
Beef and lamb supplies were normal with
Choice most plentiful. A comparatively liberal
showing of 55-65# lamb appeared compared to most
recent weeks. Veal along with Boston butts
were in small supply, but there was about a
normal volume of pork loins and spareribs on the
market.
Carcass beef trading was generally a moder-
ately active affair. Ribs was the most wanted
item in the beef division at substantially higher
rates. Loins and equivalent fabricated cuts were
also readily absorbed, most interests active in
preparation for the coming holiday weekends. Arm
and equarecut chucks and rounds started fairly
active but weakness developed by Wednesday when
product sold ahead fell well below normal pro-
portions. Demand was moderate for veal, however,
supply situation due to bad weather conditions
north of Chicago proved the most bullish factor*
Carcass lamb trade moderately active, all cuts
clearing steady till the close when buyers con-
centrated mostly on ribs and loins. Seasonally


good demand for Boston butts, coupled with a
small supply pushed prices higher while on
other hand pork loins and spareribs were slow.

PACIFIC COAST Steer and heifer beef
prices were steady to 500 higher, mostly 50*
higher in So. California, and some males were
$1.00 higher in the Puget Sound area. Steer
beef cuts were steady to $2.00 higher, except
ribs advanced $3.00 in Los Angeles and $4.00
in the Pacific Northwest. Cow beef was strong
to $1.00 higher in Portland-Seattle area but
steady to 500 lower in California. Lamb sold
steady to strong.
Fresh pork was steady to $2.50 higher in
California, the most advance on loins in San
Francisco; steady to $1.00 higher in Portland
but steady to $2.00 lower in the Puget Sound
area. Cured pork held about steady except
some distributive sales on hams were $2.00
lower in San Francisco, sliced bacon strong to
$1.00 higher in Northern California and steady
to $1.00 lower in the Pacific Northwest.
Carcass steer beef sold at a moderately
active pace, the supply of Choice 700# and
lighter less than normal. Cow beef was slow.
Veal and calf was moderately active. Both
action and demand improved slightly for moder-
ate supplies of lamb. Fresh pork moved rather
slowly. Trade was fairly active on cured pork.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW

CHICAGO, DENVER, OMAHA, NEW YORK AND
PHILADELPHIA Steer and heifer beef prices
continued on an upward trend and demand was
broad for the slightly reduced supplies early
in the week. By midweek, supplies expanded to
their normal level and demand narrowed con-
siderably. The higher prices met some resist-
ance late and under the pressure weakened.
Demand was good for cow beef and prices ad-
vanced.
The week's trend on steer beef was 500-
$1.50 higher, mostly $1.00 higher. Heifer
beef was steady to ST150 higher, mostly 50#-
$1.00 higher with Chicago showing the least
advance. Cow beef was steady to 750 higher.
In spite of reduced supplies, lamb met
only fair demand and sold 504-$1.50 lower in
a slow trade; however, clearance was complete.
Normal supplies of pork found a ready
outlet and prices generally moved higher. The
only exception to this was loins which sold
in a two-way trend. Pork loins were steady
to $1.00 lower at Chicago and $1.00-3.00
higher at Omaha. Pork butts met broad demand
and prices were $4.50-5.50 higher. Fresh
hams sold 50#-$2.50 higher. Pork carcasses
were steady to 500 higher at New York and
Philadelphia. Clearance was complete.








WOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
----- ----------- ---------- -
New York Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification .- -- ----------------- --------
t Dec.16 t Dec.17 Dec.16 1 Dec.17 Dec.18 :Dee.17 : Dec,16 Dec.17
t e----------
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 44.50 44.75 -
Choice 600-700 44.30 45.75 45.50 44.25 41.75 4200 41 25 Al 9o


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good
Lamb -
Prime
Choice
Fresh pork -
Loins
Butts
Spareribs
Cured pork -


Hams, isk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
]# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton
No---- a* a* aw s


45.80
42.65
45.15


59.00
55.00
46.50


44,75
42.25
435.00


57.80
51.30
45.80


42.81
41.69
41.69

42.50
42.50
40.81

55.25
50.75
46.50


42.75
42,50
42.50

42.75
42.75
41.12

55.00
52.00
46.00


40.62
40.50
59.62

40.62
40.17
58.75



52.50


40.62
40.58
39.25

40,00
38.50




48.25


40.25
40.56
59.56

41.06
40.00
m


59.56
40.00
58.50

41.00
59.50
59.25


40.50 40.45 58.25 59.12 57.50 59.50 59.00 40.25
40.50 40.10 58.25 39.12 57.50 39.50 59.00 40.25


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-1w
4-8
# down


49.20
57.60
40.80


49.50 51.00


41.58
55.50
54.00


45.00
54.12
56.25


47.25
39.58
40.75


50.25
39.50
42,25


45.50
56.50
57.00


47.00
42.12
59.88


- 55.50 51.50 54.00 51.00 52.58


47.50 48.00 51.50 51.25 55.50 49.00 52.50


51.50 55.00 55.25 55.00 55.75 52.50 54.50 55,00
14.75 16.50 14.12 14.50 17.50 17.00 16.50 15.74
-- am----- a a -- --- -


BLK PRICES CALOT BASIS WEK ENDED DECEMBER 15, 1961
a o ---e0--- a -0 a a0-a -- a12 a57-o5 a50 a a0
Classification -'a .. i e! pai O a a 7z'e-e d.T2.red -

Ie-? &U- ~---------- -a-aaaa- aaaa-- a
Choice 600-700, 42.00-42.,50 40.50-41.00 41.25 45.75-44.50 45.50-44.00


Good


Heifer beef
Choice

Good

Cow beef -
Utility


500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
All weights -


Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


41.50-42.00
40.50-41.00
39.50-40.50
59.50-40.50
59.00-40.00

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
39.00-59.50
59.00-59.50

29.00-29.50
29,00-29.25

54.50-55.50
54.50-55.50
55.00-34.50
54.50-55.50
54.50-55.50
55.00-54.50


40.00-41.00
59.50-40.00

57.00-40.00
57,00-40.00

39.00-41.00
59.00-59.75



50,00





52.75-54.50
52L 75-54.50
50.75-55.00


41.00-41.25
40.25

59.75-40.25
59.00-59.75

40.25
40.25
58.25-58.50
58.25-58.50

28.25-28.75
28.25




55.25
55.25
tow


45.50-44.00
42.50-45.00
41.00-42.00
41.00-45.00
40.50-41.50


45.00-45.50
42.50-45.00

42.00-42.50
41.50-42.00


- 42.50-45.50
- 42.00-45.00



- 29.50-31.00
- 29.25-29.50


56.00-58.00
56.00-37.00
55.50-37.00
56.00-58.00
56.00-57.00
55.50-57.00


36.50-57.50
56.00-57.00
55.00-56.00
56.50-57.50
56.00-37.00
55,00-56.00


fresh pork -
Loins 8-1w 58.50-59.50 57.50-39.00 40.50-41.00
athmme Ma me -w m f a A"fo a a M m m m m a -w aNO a


44.50
34.00
57.60


50.50


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


#L5


Choice


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





966
COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOVEMBER 50, 1961

A larger than usual seasonal increase in warehouse stocks of red meats brought
December 1 holdings to 491 million pounds. The gain of 94 million pounds from last
month compares with a 9 million pound rise last year and the average November in-
crease of 65 million pounds. Beef stocks rose 31 million pounds during November to
total 204 million on December 1,. These stocks were 21 percent above holdings on
December 1, 1960 and 22 percent above average. A 58-million pound net increase in
pork stocks during November compares with a 10-million pound gain for the period last
year and a 5-year average rise of 41 million pounds. Pork holdings totaled 195
million pounds on December 1. Holdings of all pork items were up during November,


UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOV. 30, 1961 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)


t |
November
C omrmodity 1956-60 av.


November
1960


October
1961
1000 lb.


1,000 Ib. 1,000 lb.


November
1961
1,000 lb.


Beef
Frozen *
In cure and cured


* 0 ~ 0 0
* .


Total . .
Pork, frozen:
HamPicnics *
Bellies . .
Loins
Jowls *
Butts . .
Spareribs . .
Trimmings .
Other pork . .
Total . .
Pork in cooler
Dry salt bellies .
Other dry salt pork .
Other pork cuts .
Total . .
Total park .
Other meats and neat products:
Veal, frozen *
Lamb and mutton, frozen .
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams # a .
Other meats . :
Total all mats .


167,550 169,020 173,527 204,552

1/ 5,029 4,171 9,135
1/ 34,322 25,468 30,187
I/ 20,732 7,153 235,110
1/ / 4,785 9,954
I/ 2,469 4,685
/ I 1,715 5,874
1 1 5,877 9,730
1/ 7,561 11,217
TI 52,693 45,135 52,744
136,719 112,776 104,334 154,636

1/ 6,435 3,015 5,889
T/ 5,515 3,313 35,988
T/ .28,905 25,735 30,345
58,119 40,853 32,0635 40,222
194,838 1535,629 136,397 194,858

12,920 13,219 9,370 10,790
10,131 12,424 19,749 19,258

/(54,629 -/(61,792 35,148 57,664
( ( 22,909 24,392
440,048 410,084 396,900 491,514


Lard, rendered and refined S/ 85,168 85,400 90,400 4/
GOVERNMENT HOlDINGS 5/ -
Pork ,* .. 4,173 2,043 2,180 1,910
Beef . # 4,630 2,719 2,250 1,317
------------------------------------- --------- -
I/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. 3/ In dry and
cold storage as reported by Bureafuof Census. 4/ Not available. 57 Government
holdings are included in the totals and consistaof reported stocks-held by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and other Governmmnt Agencies.
Statistical Reporting Service.


156,867
10,663


159,194
9,826


160,615
12,712


191,981
12,5371




967


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS


Commodity

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. (ex. 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.cnd.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.........**********..


Oct.191 Oct.1960

Pounds Pounds

714,221 877,169
1,571,649 1,769,750

2,681,753 2,971,225
634,627 1,454,704
588,672 3335,268
1,508,501 1,287,521
75,615 150,101
22,560 233,425
5,679,599 5,510,805
2,935,660 1,925,070
5,968,146 2,815,151
572,576 466,475

158,698 250,046
78,871 151,548
24,058 50,281
128,116 274,880
91,491 174,060
86,845 97,024
54,599,861 57,920,5318
521,120 50,160
577,219 1,276,878
122,595,899 151,465,358
832,582 84,212
10,879,445 14,018,195


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.



UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK


*




Cattle (for breeding) -
Dairy ...o.oo..o..........
Ex. dairy *****.........o
Other (ex. for breeding) *******
Hogs *****************************
Sheep **..*********...........**.......


Oct.1961 Oct.1960

Number Number


429
512
107
165
1,522


810
805
663
190
1,508


Compiled from official records Bureau of t e Census. a
Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.





968

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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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OFFICIAL BUSINESS

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Permit 1001.


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LS-CLS Gainesville, Fla.


SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAIYII QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-----am am -r --- -w W *WS n w- wf.a - -- -- -
t Kansas Fort : North
Classification :Chicago : Omaha : City Worth S Denver : Ogden a Portland
S0 M 2 0 N


SLAUGHTER IAMBS: (Wooled) -
Prime Dec.16, 1962 17.15
Dec.17, 1960 17.22
Choice Dec.16, 1961 16.350
Dec.17, 1960 16.72

Good Dec.16, 1961 15.00
Dec.17, 1960 15.42

EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good & Dec.16, 1961 5.25
Choice Dec.17, 1960 5.70
Call & Dec.16, 1961 5.00
Utility Dec.17, 1960 5.20
W amu a1m WW m ai M#


FEEDER LAMBS: All vts.
Good & Dec.16, 1961
Choice Dec.17, 1960
S- am asi- ---
*Shorn basis.


110# down
16.80

16.30
16.55

15.12
15.45


5.12
6.05

5.58
5.25
oft mag am a* e a


14.05
15.75


16.82 -
16.48 -
--- -^ rn ^- -
16.20 15.62
16.00 16.55
IMamamVM- -
15.15 14.75
15.25 16.05

4.62 6.68
4.75 -
4.12 5.50
3.88 6.50*
"ag- am ow4 as 4M am M. 0"


- 11.88
-~ 14.65


17.74
mme
16.98
16.95

15.65
15.98

6.50 s
6.25,
5.50*
5.25N


15.88
16.75


16.75
17.50
16.12
16.75

15.12
15.75

5.65
* 4.50
4.65
5.75


16.58
emem
16.12
17.51

15.00
16.50

4.50
4.88
4.00
5.62
-- ---m


15.75 13.50
15.00


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