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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D. .
Vol. 29, No. 20 May 16, 1961
Week ended May 15 3ItA
...Page
Livestock Market Reviews .5.74
Livestock Market Receipts a 577
Stocker and Feeder Statistics 5 377
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Fee title
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts 4n .* 377
Steer Sale Statistics . . 5378
Slaughter at Major Centers . .. 579
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production . 379
Cattle Prices . . 380
Hog Prices . . 381
Hog Purchase Statistics . . 382
Sheep and Lamb Prices . . 383
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . 384
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices . 385
WoolMarketReview . . ... 386
ecial to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter in the United States,
by Months, 1955-61 . . 387
Livestock Slaughter, Meat and Lard Production, 1960 388
Livestock Prices and Composite Meat Values, April 1961 385
Storage Holdings of Meats and Lard, Apr. 50, 1961. 389
The Livestock and Meat Situation, May 1961 390
United States Exports of Meats, March 1961 391
United States Exports of Livestock, March 1961 391
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico
Passed for Entry into the United States, March 1961. 391


A41-*WAnI






MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Price trends were generally 500-$1.00
lower on slaughter steers at midwest markets
with heifers largely 25-50 lower. Continued
liberal marketing as well as further declines
on dressed beef prompted the downturns. Slaugh-
ter cows sold mostly steady and the moderate
volume of stocker and feeder cattle and calves
closed steady to 50# lower. Prices advanced
late in the week on barrows and gilts erasing
early downturn and leaving closing prices
steady to 25# higher at most points for the week.
Upturns on dressed lamb stimulated advances of
25#-$1.00 on old crop and spring slaughter
lambs.

SLAUGHTER CATTD& AMD-CALVES Slaughter
steer prices declided-f.or'the sixth consecu-
tive week at mador midftst-terminals reaching
a new low sin4 WTuu, 19.57, laughter steers
were generally vak to $1.25 lower with de-
clines of 50 ~-1_00 recorded on the Good to
Prime grades at most markets. Heifers were
steady to 75k %rer with declines of 250-50O
common. Slaughter steers and heifers weigh-
ing under llO00 sold in much.the same price
range on a grad& forograde basis.. Cows were
uneven but average, about steady and bulls
sold steady. Vealers bere steady to $1.00
higher at both St. Paul and St. Louis. Liber-
al supplies and a lower trend on carcass beef
prompted the sharp price break in steers and
heifers. Supplies proved excessive for the
prevailing demand which has been tempered by
liberal beef production during the past sev-
eral weeks. The number of slaughter steers
sold out of first hands at the seven markets
for the week in review totaled 98,599, the
largest since January 1960. Bulk of the re-
ceipts at most terminals were slaughter
steers and heifers with the Good and Choice
grades predominating. High-Choice and Prime
steers and .heifers were in very small supply.
At Chicago Choice and Prime 1050-
1450# steers brought $24.25-26.50. A few
loads Prime 1200-1325# sold at $26.60-27.00
but only 1 load reached $26.75 at midweek.
At other points a few high-Choice and Prime
steers sold at $23.75-25.50. Bulk of the
high-Good and Choice 900-1350# sold at $21.75-
24.50 with some Choice and mixed Choice and
Prime 1350-1700# at $22.00-24.00. Good steers
brought $20.50-22.50. A few high.Choice and
mixed Choice and Prime heifers moved at $23.50-
24.25 while Choice brought $22.25-23.75 and
Good $20.50-22.50. Utility and Commercial
cows sold at $15.75-17.50; Canner and Cutter
$13.50-16.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves were somewhat smaller than the


seasonally moderate numbers marketed the
previous week. Medium to average-Choice 500-
750# yearling steers continued to make up a
fairly large percent of supplies. However,
moderate numbers of 800-1050# feeders also
were on offer, these for the most part partly
fattened. Further downturns in slaughter
cattle prices influenced a continued bearish
demand for stockers and feeders and for the
fifth consecutive week prices followed a lower
trend. In trading which at best was only mod-
erately active, prices were unevenly steady to
50# lower. Steers over 800# usually were
under most pressure and in some instances were
as much as $1.00 lower. However, with slaugh-
ter cattle buyers often extremely bearish,
feeder buyers even at lowered price levels
purchased a sizeable share of the 800-1000#
two-way partly fattened kind.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
brought $21.00-24.00 but not many exceeded
$23.50. At St. Paul a string of Choice fleshy
1087# steers brought $23.00 but many feeder
buyers were reluctant to exceed $22.00 on feed-
ers 1000# up. Weight continued to be a very
important price determining factor. For ex-
ample at Omaha a shipment of Choice 750#
steers brought $25.00, while very few over
800# at that market exceeded $23.00. Choice
585# stock steers reached $29.75 but were
hardly a criterion of the general market, as
bulk Good and Choice 525-750# sold chiefly
from $23.00-27.00, few up to $28.00. Good
and Choice yearling heifers ranged $21.00-
25.00. Choice 648# heifers were included at
$23.75. A couple shipments Choice and Fancy
400# steer calves brought $33.00 and $34.00
and two shipments 350# Choice and Fancy heifer
calves went at $27.50-28.25. Bulk Good and
Choice steer calves sold from $24.00-50.00,
same grades heifer calves largely $25.00-26.50.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings of
hogs at the twelve terminals at 348,000
was nearly 6 percent larger than the previous
week and also slightly more than the corre-
sponding week a year ago. The run at St.
Joseph totaled the largest for any week since
mid-December, 1959, while Chicago had the
largest week's supply since last December.
Shipments of mixed U. S. No. 1,2 and 5, 190-
270# barrows and gilts made up the bulk of
supplies with weights under 220# relatively
scarce at western cornbelt markets. Receipts
in the western area continued to include a
rather generous volume scaling 250-270#. Sows
made up 6 16 percent at the various points.
Shipper demand continued fairly broad with
those interests taking about 55 percent of
the Indianapolis run and 45 percent of the
supply at Chicago,. Outside orders were mainly


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for 190-240# barrows and gilts but at some
markets a relatively large percentage of sows
also moved into those channels. Early price
downturns were general but some price advance
in the wholesale pork trade had a stimulating
effect to the live market on the late sessions
of the week. Compared with the previous
week's close, barrows and gilts closed mostly
steady to 25* higher, except steady to 250
lower at St. Louis and Chicago and 25-50#
lower at Indianapolis. Sows closed steady to
750 lower, largely 25-50# off.
At the close, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240#
barrows and gilts bulked at $17.00-17.50.
Mixed U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 180-250# sold at
$16.25-17.25 and up to $17.50 at Chicago. U. S.
1-3, 270-600# sows brought $15.00-15.50,
largely $14.00-15.50.
Prices on feeder pigs held steady at St.
Paul but 25-50* lower at Sioux City. Good and
Choice 150-160# offerings at St. Paul sold at
$16.00-16.50, same grades 130-170# at Sioux
City $15.50-16.50.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 86* per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
May 4 to May 10, 1961 inclusive.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 528,000 head,
a decrease of about 9 percent when compared
with the preceding week and about 4 percent
from the like period a year earlier. The rush
of spring field work retarded marketing to
some extent in many parts of the area. Sows
made up about 8 percent of receipts.
Demand as a general rule was fairly good.
Prices for barrows and gilts were steady to
250 higher for the week. Sows were steady to
25* lower, instances 400 off on weights over
450#.
Mixed U. S. No. 1-3 200-230# barrows and
gilts sold on Friday from $16.00-16.75 with a
limited volume No. 1 and 2 $16.50-17.00. No.
1-3 270-400# sows brought $14.00-15.65; 400-
550# $12.75-14.65.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals totaled 109,000, 11 percent more
than the previous week and 10 percent over the
corresponding week last year. Higher dressed
lamb prices at most wholesale centers and re-
sumption of the carcass lamb buying program
by the Government were bullish factors which
offset influences of the increased receipts,
and live prices advanced. Spring and old crop
slaughter lambs were strong to $1.25 higher,
mostly 25-41.00 up and slaughter ewes were
mostly steady to 50* higher, a limited volume
of feeder lambs steady to 50f higher.
The small volume of Choice to Prime,
mostly Choice, 80-116? wooled slaughter lambs
sold at $14.75-16.25 and a deck 106# earned
$16.50 at Omaha with a part deck Choice 91#
$17.00 at Chicago; Good to Choice 74-117#


ranged $13.00-15.00. Choice and Prime shorn
lambs 85-117# with No. 3 to fall shorn pelts
brought $14.00-15.50 and six decks, 100-107#
with No. 1 and 2 pelts went at $16.00 in Chicago.
Good to mostly Choice with No. 3 to fall shorn
pelts weighing 75-120# sold from $15.00-15.00,
few loads 118-129# at $11.50-15.25. Choice and
Prime 82-110# spring slaughter lambs sold from
$17.00-18.50 with large share $17.50 up, a few
82-101# reached $19.00 at Omaha and St. Joseph
with few lots to $20.00 at Chicago. Good and
Choice lambs 70-111# sold at $16.00-18.00,
mainly $16.50-17.75, Cull to Choice shorn
slaughter ewes went from $2.00-6.00, mostly
$3.00-5.50. A small volume of Good and Choice
70-97# old crop feeder lambs sold at $10.00-
13.25. A few Choice 54-60# spring feeders at
Sioux City sold at $16.00-16.50, while Good and
Choice 51-70# spring feeders sold at Fort Worth
from $12.00-15.00.
Receipts in the Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota area were approximately 10 percent
larger than the previous week and 22 percent
more than a year ago. Old crop slaughter lambi
closed mostly 50f higher, instances $1.00 up.
Few sales of spring slaughter lambs and slaugh-
ter ewes fully steady to 500 higher. Choice
with a few Prime 90-100# shorn lambs with No. 2
to fall shorn pelts delivered to packing plants
sold at $14.00-15.00, an occasional high-yield-
ing lot $15.50. Choice 100-115# and Good to
Choice 90-110# ranged $12.50-14.50. Choice, and
a few Prime, 90-105# wooled slaughter lambs
brought $14.50-15.50, instances $16.00; Choice
105-115# and Good to Choice 90-110# went at
$15.50-15.00. Scattered lots Choice and Prime
80-95# spring slaughter lambs $18.00-18.50;
Choice 90-100# $17.50-18.00. Cull to Choice
shorn slaughter ewes sold from $2.00-4.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLWT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers sold steady in
Arizona and southern California, but weak to
instances 50# lower in northern California.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves weak to
$1.00 lower, full decline on 700-110Q# steers.
Spring lambs steady in Arizona, steady to 500
lower in California.
Slaughter steers: In California, 7 loads
average to high-Choice 950-1050# $24.25-24.50;
over California and Arizona high-Good to mostly
Choice 900-1100# $22.65-24.00; same grades
1125-1250# $22.25-23.00 and 4 loads 1250-1300#
$21.50-21.75. Good 875-1200# $21.00-22.50. In
Utah, mostly Choice, 1000-1200# $21.50-22.25.
Slaughter heifers: Over the area mostly
'oice 750-875# $25.00-23.50, 2 loads $25.75-
24.00.







Stockers and feeders: Good to Fancy,
mostly Choice, 300-450# stock steer calves
$25.50-28.00, mainly Choice heifers $24.00-
26.00; Good and Choice 450-550# steers $24.00-
25.00; Good and Choice 600-775# steers $21.50-
23.00, 775-1000# $19.50-21.00; Good and
Choice 550-650# heifers $19.75-21.00.
Lambs: In Arizona and California Choice
and Prime 90-115# spring slaughter lambs,
$15.00-17.00. In California, a 1,500 head
string mostly Choice shorn old crop 120-125#
lambs with No. 1 pelts $13.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at the feedlots moderately active
through Thursday noon but slow at the close.
Slaughter steers sold mostly 500 lower while
heifers were steady to 50# lower, mostly 25#
lower. Around 31 loads average to high-Choice
1125-1225# slaughter steers, some loads carry-
ing an end of Prime, $23.00-23.50; 86 loads
low and average-Choice 1065-1250# $22.50-23.00;
13 loads high-Good and Choice 1175-1250#
$22.50; 5 loads Standard to high-Good 1250#,
$19.50. Early in the week 11 loads mostly
average-Choice 850-925# slaughter heifers
$23.75-24.00, but by Thursday noon only a few
reached $23.50; 28 loads average-Choice 850-
1025# $23.00-25.50; 102 loads low and average
Choice 925-1075# $22.50-23.00, mostly $22.75
and up.
The apparent small volume of old-crop
slaughter lambs left in this trade area had
some strengthening effect on prices. Shorn
slaughter lambs sold 50-75# higher. Choice 98-
108# shorn lambs, some loads carrying an end
of Prime, with No. 1 and 2 pelts $15.00-15.50,
few 110-112# $14.75.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Slaughter
steers closed 500-$1.00 lower, heifers steady.
Stockers and feeders very slow, unchanged.
Around 600 average to high-Choice 1418# slaugh-
ter steers early $23.00, 550 Choice 990-1250#
$25.00-23.75, 575 high-Good and Choice 1100-
1225# $22.50-22.75; 400 mostly Good 1050-1210#
$21.25-22.75; 320 high-Good and Choice 800-
880# slaughter heifers $25.00-23.50; 562 Good
650-740# $22.50-22.75. About 400 Good, few
Choice 550-612# stock steers $23.50-23.75.
Spring slaughter lambs strong to 500 higher,
other classes steady; 5,500 Choice 100-108#
No. I and 2 pelt shorn slaughter lambs with few
yearlings $11.00-11.50, 5,000 Choice and Prime
80-85# spring slaughter lambs $17.00-17.50,
5,000 Choice and Fancy 70-80# spring feeder
lambs $13.00-14.00, 2,000 Choice 85# $12.06.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle moder-
ately active, steady to mostly 500 lower,
stockers and feeders slow, weak to $1.00 lower;
400 Good and Choice 1175-1225# slaughter steers


$21.75-22.75; 358 Good and Choice 950-992#
slaughter heifers $22.25-23.00, 90 Good 830-
925# $21.00; Good and Choice 904# and Choice
722# feeder steers $23.00, high-Choice 675-725#
$23.00-25.50, Good and Choice 550-750# $20.00-
24.50. Good and Choice 445-527# stock steers
$26.00-27.00; Good and Choice 545-600# feeder
heifers $22.50-25.00 early, late 560-610#
$20.00-21.75; mostly Choice 675-690# heifers
August delivery $21.75.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers steady to 50# lower, heifers steady to
weak; stocker and feeder cattle about steady;
spring slaughter lambs $1.00 lower, but sales
in southern Idaho 50f-$1.00 higher.
Slaughter steers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 1000-1100# $22.75-23.50 with
1100-1200# $22.00-22.50. Idaho Good to
mostly Choice 1000-1125# $21.00-22.00, mostly
$21.50-22.00, mixed Good and Choice 1150#
$20.50; mostly Standard, few low-Good, 1000-
1250# Holsteins $19.00-19.75 with over $19.55
on delivered basis.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Good and
Choice 820-950# $22.50-23.25. Idaho Good to
mostly Choice 800-1000# $21.00-22.00, mixed
Good and Choice 925-950# $20.50-20.75.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Good
and Choice 875# short two-year-old feeder steers
$21.90. Good 400-700# mixed yearling $21.50-
22.50 on steers, $20.00-21.50 on heifers.
Common and Medium aged stock cows with 1-3-
month-old calves at side $175.00-180.00 per
pair.
Spring slaughter lambs: Idaho Lamb
Pools: Choice and Prime 95-98# $17.25-17.55.
Oregon Choice and Prime 92-96# $18.00-18.25,
Choice 102# shorn lambs No. 2 pelts $13.00.
Wool: Idaho Wool Pools: Bulk 1/4-5/8,
some 1/2 blood, mainly 46-47.51# grease basis.
Oregon Range clips, bulk fine, 42-44*, grease
basis, current to June 15 delivery.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Direct trading extremely slow on all
classes of livestock. Few sales on slaughter
steers 25# lower. Around 150 Choice 1165#
slaughter steers $22.75, load Good around 1200Q
$20.00.
Stock calves: Around 3,000 Good to mostly
Choice stock calves contracted for fall de-
livery, steers $26.00, heifers $24.00.
Slaughter lambs 754-$1.00 higher. Choice
100-105# shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1 pelts,
$15.00.
Wool: Extremely slow, 4-5# lower after
initial sales; 15,000# mostly fine with some
half-blood, moderate shrink, 41# per grease
pound. Around 105,000# bulk quarter and three-
eights, 50.55-51.2*, that at 51.2# with 5#
discount for short fleeces.





WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
: Cattle : Calves : Hogs : Sheep and lambs
Market : ay 13 :--May 174 -:.~My" 15" ay 4T -- May 1- 7 Y-I :- 15 :t-ayi74 -
S-1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960
Chicago .......... 41,074 44,489 189 211 41,003 38,894 4,381 3,256
Cincinnati ....... 2,778 3,224 587 720 9,776 12,411 580 332
Denver ........... 9,806 11,930 131 469 5,053 5,388 10,095 8,496
Fort Worth ....... 9,871 7,880 863 2,268 2,223 3,389 42,305 45,659
Indianapolis ..... 7,115 7,348 319 628 29,930 31,722 1,339 1,144
Kansas City ...... 22,246 19,237 377 571 21,537 18,859 8,513 7,416
Oklahoma City .... 8,990 9,406 388 697 3,862 4,420 3,283 3,166
Omaha ............ 38,675 41,965 165 310 49,425 45,494 13,089 9,031
St. Joseph ....... 16,031 18,526 244 435 36,453 28,104 9,691 6,074
St. Louis NSY .... 15,760 16,034 1,251 1,776 60,626 67,749 2,517 2,681
Sioux City ....... 27,574 26,232 888 410 45,875 39,629 7,416 7,376
S. St. Paul ...... 20,596 22,754 4,679 5,301 41,790 41,922 5,930 4,180
Total ............ 220,516 229,025 10,081 13,796 347,553 337,981 109,139 98,811
" May 6, 1961 .... 212,439 9,995 329,118 98,597


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTH


Steers 1001# up ....
901-1000 ....
801-900 ...
701-800 .....
501-700 .....


Total steers
Av. wtt. N
Av. cost* "
T c l
n n n

, N W

n w



Total calves


10 market
n n
n n
Chicago .
Kansas Ci
Omaha ...
S. St. Pa
Sioux Cit
Denver ..
Ft. Worth
Oklahoma
S.St. Jos
St.Louis
- 10 mark


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'HERN MINNESOTA May 15, 1961 May 6, 1961
Hogs ..... 328,000 359,000
Sheep .... 30,100 27,400
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTTIE AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT,
Week ended I- Month


: May 11
: 1961
783
.... 1,850
.... 2,525
.... 4,303
.... 8,855
's .. 18,292
722#
.. $22.74
.... 22.10
ty 23.45
.... 25.22
lul 20.86
7y .. 25.18
.... 22.03
... 22.17
City 21.02
eph. 25.71
NSY. 22.52
ets. 5,299
.... 2,824
.... _655


: May 4
: 1961 :
750
2,195
4,028
4,120
.i0,689
21,780
725#
$22.85
22.21
23.58
22.81
21.43
24.05
22.65
21.67
22.58
23.04
22.41
6,908
5,546
679


May 12:
1960 :
687
1,865
5,115
4,270
15,296
23,233
705#
$24.74
25.10
25.61
25.45
23.55
26.07
25.58
20.85
23.15
24.68
24.70
6,198
5,516
466


Apr. :
1961 :
2,306
7,674
12.159
17,158
47,524
86,801
704#
$24.05
25.09
24.38
24.05
21.80
25.553
24.17
23.18
23.05
24.72
22.87
27,960
12,861
2,255


Apr.
1960
35,
8,4
11,8
17,6
50,9
91,9
7

$25
24.
25.
25.
23.
26.
25.
24.
24.
25.
24.
33,(
15,8
1,(


May 14, 1960
340,000
24,600
AND NUMBER
Four months
t Jan. Apr.
: 1961 : 1960
04 12,515 11,568
:85 33,829 35,805
111 53,662 54,060
>54 64,189 67,561
157 184,294 160,519
191 548,487 529,515
708# 712# 724#
.30 $24.19 $24.50
40 23.15 24.14
46 24.24 24.51
48 24.18 24.52
85 21.86 23.25
38 25.73 25.71
.74 24.99 25.05
18 23.36 25.82
13 25.52 23.41
05 24.10 24.20
.45 22.96 25.66
308 162,609 148,122
358 50,401 50,455
857 11,505 10,689


*Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
hi-Kan-: : S. St.Sio: S.Indian Den- For t Okla. Wich- San
Week ended so O aa: St. ^.e St .
e aC -a :Josth :LNS Cit S apolis ver Worth' City ita : Antonio

Stockers and feeders
May 12, 1961 2 57 8 9 5 18 5 8 6 45 61 44 55
May 5, 1961 2 45 10 11 8 19 5 12 9 60 61 47 65
May 15, 1960 2 46 16 12 5 18 5 8 15 70 75 42 90
-------------------------------------------------------
Slaughter cows
May 12, 1961 5 6 8 5 6 5 20 13 10 20 10 14 15
May 5, 1961 5 7 8 6 9 5 20 15 10 20 10 15 10
May 15 1960 6 7 7 5 9 5 25 3 12 15 8 17 15
----------------- --------------------- -----------------------


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378
STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I

Number of head percent of toal Average weight : Average price in
: by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -
Week ended
: May 11 : May 12 : May 11 : May 12 : May 11 : May 12 : May11 ": May2
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


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


2,725 1,5539
19,578 19,4355
8,455 10,014
1,534 968

568 393
32,860 32,147


34 1377
9,074 8,477
9,604 11,431
1,581 1,179
211 508
20,504 21,532

24 102
7,933 6,654
5,752 5,287
1,583 843
-- 88
-5092- -1,74

16 --
4,016 2,586
4,306 2,154
1,010 --
583
3 22
9,551 5,345


6 -
864 563
6,059 4,527
1,077 1,679

277 610
8,283 7,179
- -


8.5
59.6
25.7
4.7

1.7


CHICAGO
4.2
60.5
51.1
5.0

1.2


OMAHA
.2 .6
44.5 59.4
46.8 53.1
7.7 5.5
1.0 1.4

SIOUX CITY
1.6 .8
52.6 51.5
38.1 40.8
9.2 6.5
-- .7

ENN -I'dff
.2 --
42.9 48.3
46.1 40.3
10.8 --
-- 11.0
-- .4

ST. LOUIS NST


.1
10.4
753.2
13.0

3.5


5.6
63.0
25.5

8.1


1,262
1,201
1,1135
1,043

1,030
1,175

1,2653
1,185
1,110
1,078
1,003
1,140

1,048
1,188
1,122
1,091
- -114-


1,150
1,149
1,072
1,083

1,000
1,106


1,012
1,101
1,020
997

878
1,021


1,246
1,187
1,088
1,015

1,024
1,151

1,502
1,176
1,096
1,091
1,009
1,128

1,517
1,174
1,097
1,080
944
1,136


1,147
1,055

982
1,057
1,091



1,151
1,050
996

932
1,052


-- -.sT.-JsmW


2,770 4,871
4,862 4,663
866 545
-- 41
8,498 10,120
-----------
-- --- ----
3,150 3,297
697 1,248
164 166
-- 61
4,011 4,772


52.,6
57.2
10.2


48.1
46.1
5.4
.4


Th-TE -

78.5 69.1
17.4 26.1
4.1 3.5
-- 1.5


1,145 1,140
1,102 1,070
1,064 1,079
-- 1,015
1,112 1,104

-- --- ----
1,199 1,181
1,128 1,100
1,125 1,104
940
1,184 1,154


25.51 51.06
23.64 27.62
22.28 25.59
20.26 22.17

18.81 19.61
25.26 26.94

24.10 28.75
22.98 26.51
21.86 24.82
19.15 20.70
17.96 18.70
22.15 25.24

24.50 28.69
25.01 26.65
21.89 25.12
19.55 20.77
-- 18.20
22.28 25.65

24.42 --
23.55 27.07
22.07 25.55
19.81 --
-- 25.54
17.95 18.75
22.40 25.99


25.00 ..
25.62 27.48
22.55 25.42
20.45 22.69

18.58 19.91
22.29 24.50

-- ------ -
23.02 26.76
21.97 24.91
18.95 20.65
-- 19.14
22.05 25.58

- --
22.97 26.68
21.82 25.14
18.70 20.93
-- 17.75
22.62 26.01


/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


: Cattle : Calves : Hogs t Sheep and lambs
City or Area :May 13 : May 14: May 15 sMay 14 May 15 :May 14 *May 13 :May 14
: 1961 : 1960 2 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


Boston, New York City Area ..
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls
Chicago Area ................
St. Paul-Wisc. Areas ........
St. Louis Area ..............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ..
Omaha Area ..................
Kansas City .................
Iowa So. Minnesota ........
Lou'l.Fvan'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 .....................


12,586 1
8,705
19,913 2
18,153 1
28,441 2
11,635 1
26,223 2
40,853 3
17,474 1
34,300 2
6,200
9,979
19,944 1
14,899 1
26,620 2
29,440 2
8,667

334,032


,2,106
9,172
'0,907
.9,030
32,135
.2,136
2,016
8,254
4,143
1,424
6,730
8,285
.9,949
.2,450
1,233
!4,921
7,535


11,671
1,862
4,231
4,122
14,379
1,334

98

8,600
2,652
4,220
620
4,489
233
1,845
265
60,621


9,116
1,974
4,820
5,473
16,223
1,379

137

7,441
3,061
3,589
1,394
4,556
266
1,646
268


44,161
30,528
128,540
44,745
101,342
84,923
92,294
88,312
38,340
282,500
57,747
31,642
48,874
15,542
15,662
30,669
17,244


1,153,065


50,628
24,112
146,082
35,947
113,397
86,724
89,323
84,526
39,396
268,450
66,747
36,108
46,959
19,264
18,182
27,345
16,262


38,500 34,545
3,565 5,155
12,240 15,417
5,255 5,608
13,568 10,008
4,000 4,674
11,396 10,601
18,120 12,648

38,700 28,154


11,479 11,768
54,326 39,800
32,069 20,784
37,396 34,908
4,475 .3,674
285,089


312,426 61,343 1,169,452 237,744

Accumulation to date..... 5,728,038 1,214,219 21,271,381 5,080,856
5,567,329 1,293,245 23,227,345 4,536,034


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Week ended


May 13,
May 6,
Apr.22,
May 14,


1961 ........
1961 ........
1961 1/ ......
1960 1/.....


Percentage change from:
May 6, 1961 ..........
May 14, 1960 ..........


S---------- ------.- ------.


Lamb Total
And.aZt. Total
omat


Total
lanri


'Number* Prod.:Number: Prod.'Number" Prod.:Number:Prod.: prod. rod.
I : -
1,000 mil.b. ,000 mil.b.1j000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. mil.lb. mil.lb.


405
400
376
383


243.4
240.4

228.3


11.6
11.2

10.9


1,335
1,315
1,272
1,340


190.5
187.6

188.7


310
320
299
263


14.9
15.4

12.8


460.4 --
454.6 --
42.8
440.7 45.0


1 1
6 7


t Average weight (lb.)

Cattle Calves Hogs
SLive esd : Li Dressed Live Dressed
. Live -Dressed Live i Dressed: Live t Dresseds


1961 ....
1961 ....
1961 ....
1960 ....


1045
1045
1045
1034


601
601
601
596


126
122
118
122


143
143
142
141


SSheep -
and lambs -

Live :Dressed
98 48
98 48
100 49
100 49


- Actial aliujlhteF.i -27 E slx1 ar3. -- -- -- -


Week ended


May 13,
May 6,
Apr.22,
May 14,


: Lard
Z yield
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t 100 lb.




13.8













Classification


Steers -


Prime 900-1100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
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


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : : : North
, Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland
: : : Ma *M : : :
. May May May May May May May : May ,May May
13 14 13 14 13 14 13 14 13 : 14
. 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


25.45
25.70
23.82
23.70
21.95
20.08


23.38

19.50


16.75
16.48
16.08
14.50


30.50
31.20
28.02
28.10
24.90
22.00


26.78

21.40


17.95
17.25
16.42
14.70


23.92
23.42
22.05
19.58


23.40
21.88
19.25


17.12
16.70
16.00
15.00


27.28
27.28
24.88
21.75


26.68
24.25
20.75


19.10
17.15
15.58
13.80


24.65
24.58
23.30
23.20
21.50
19.530


23.20
21.25
19.10


16.85
16.35
15.58
14.62


29.62
29.75
27.42
27.42
24.25
20.75


26.78
23.72
20.22


18.00
16.72
15.30
14.25


19.25 21.05 18.00 19.25 18.50 18.65
19.75 20.40 18.25 19.50 18.50 18.48


29.50
27.00
22.00



26.50
24.10
20.75


31.50
29.00
23.50


23.25
21.25
18.75


27.50
24.00
20.00


25.90
23.80
21.15


27.80
25.30
21.90


27.50
24.75
21.50


22.92
22.86
21.00
18.90


22.95
20.78
18.62



16.47
15.28
14.12


26.42
26.55
23.45
20.10


25.95
23.02
19.25


18.62
17.12
15.38
14.25


24.50
25.38
23.00
20.75


25.88
22.25
19.75


16.75
15.81
14.25
13.00


--

27.62
27.25
26.00
25.25


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.00
17.25
14.50
12.50


19.05 19.25 20.25 22.00


26.00
23.75
21.00


31.59
29.50
25.50


29.00
26.50
24.00


51.00
29.00
25.50


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


28.75
25.75
22.75


26.28
24.05
21.00


28.40
25.00
21.55


26.50
24.00
20.50


28.25
24.80
21.25


26.58
24.00
20.95


27.50
25.00
21.50


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
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Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- -- 24.00 25.40 24.00 25.50 24.70 25.75
- -- 20.75 21.95 20.25 22.00 21.60 22.25


-- -- 16.75 17.50 16.25 15.00



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- -- 25.50 26.30 26.00 26.75


16.00


26.50
24.25
21.00


-- 25.25
-- 21.00


S -- 16.25


30.25 29.50


-- 28.25


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- -- -- ^ -- -^- --7t. -
: St. : Eight
: Louis: Kasas : S. : S. Ii : :ht
Week ended : Chicago: Nati. cits:Omaha : Sioux : St. : St. :Indian- kts.
: : Stock: Ct : : City : Joseph: Paul tpoliS CO*I-
_: Yards: : : : bined


AVERAGE COST -


Barrows
and
gilts


May
May
May


13, 1961
6, 1961
14, 1960


May 15, 1961
Sows May 6, 1961
May 14, 1960
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows May 13, 1961
and May 6, 1961
gilts May 14, 1960
May 13, 1961
Sows May 6, 1961
May 14, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 13, 1961
and May 6, 1961
gilts May 14, 1960
May 13, 1961
Sows May 6, 1961
May 14, 1960

SOWS -
May 13, 1961
May 6, 1961
May 14, 1960
1/ Weighted average.


D
16.50 16.55
16.72 16.51
--- 15.79 16.01
14.10 14.41
14.42 14.74
12.87 13.45

239 226
238 230
234 223
449 452
445 411
4- 54 408

33615 54334
31179 48458
31784 58431
3296 3648
2840 4107
3610 4271


dollars
16.12
16.17
15.85
14.45
14.77
13.21


per 100 pounds
16.28 15.96 16.06 16.24
16.34 16.18 16.18 16.56
15.97 15.89 16.03 16.08
14.54 14.27 14.47 14.47
14.95 14.76 14.80 14.67
13.45 13.29 13.43 13.51


Pounds
241 243
242 244
232 242
445 421
441 4253
429 419


19784
19536
17078
1506
1090
1131


41327
40124
38093
6173
5571
4710


Percentage of total
6 13
5 12
6 11


247 239
247 242
245 251
420 411
431 421
432 396

39592 32289
40104 29061
34391 25549
4693 2212
3904 2124
2920 1706


240
242
242
410
411
-411

28925
28568
29872
5398
4786
4594


11 6 16
9 7 14
8 6 13


16.84 16.52
17.05 16.42
16.18 15.98
14.45 14.40
14.76 14.74
12.99 13.25

232 258
233 240
230 234
462 428
459 427
449 425


25249
21747
26286
35070
2580
3475


11
11
12


275115
258777
261484
29796
27002
26417


10
9
9


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS. CHICAGO
SGross spread
Week ended : Hog products 1/ : Hog prices 2/ _: c a: rgiJL _
May 13, 1961 ....... $19.17 $17.31 $1.86
May 6, 1961 .............. 18.88 17.55 1.33
May 14, 1960 ............... 18.53 16.41 2.12 -
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
5/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
t Barrows and : Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
Week ended gilts 1/ : No. 3 yellow : price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
S 100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
-------------------------------- -------------------


May 13, 1961 .......... 16.50
May 6, 1961 .......... 16.72
May 14, 1960 .......... 15.79
-----------------------/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.
l/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


112.53
112.3
119.4


14.7
14.9
13.2




385

SHEEP AND LAMBSt WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S--------------- : North
Classification Chicago : Omaha : Kansas : Fort Denver : Ogden : Port-
: : : City : Worth : :: land
-------------------------------------------------------------------


DAUGHTER LAMBS:
Prime May 15,
May 14,
Choice May 13,
May 14,
Good May 13,
May 14,


- All wts.
19.62 17.68
._ 24.62
18.94 17.08
-- 25.62


18.50
25.05
17.75
24.38


17.94 -- 16.50
-- -- 23.10
---------------


SIAUGHTER IAMBS: (Shorn) 105 lb. down
Prime May 13, 1961 --
May 14, 1960 --
Choice May 13, 1961 15.25 14
May 14, 1960 20.55 20
Good May 13, 1961 14.28 13
May 14, 1960 19.12 19
EWES: (Shorn) All wts.
Good & May 13, 1961 5.25 5
Choice May 14, 1960 5.85* 5
Cull & May 13, 1961 5.02 4
Utility May 14, 1960 4.60* 4
FEEDER LAMBS: All wts.
Good & May 13, 1961 -- 14
Choice May 14, 1960 -- 21
*Wooled basis.


-- 15.00

.30 14.00
.50 20.25
.25 13.00
.38 18.75


.20 4.22
.82 4.50
.10 5.00
.52 3.50

.00 --
.00 --


23.40
17.40
22.75


18.62
24.75
17.70
23.50


16.00 --
22.00 --


12.35 14.82
18.85 20.58
10.75 13.80
18.20 19.60


-- 5.60
-- 6.28
4.50 4.05
5.70 4.80

11.50 15.75
17.85 --


OX 7r


17.97


)


5.75

3.50


5.50
5.25
3.50
3.50


m-- 15.25


MEAT PRICES AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT VALUES AT NEW YORK
: Steers : Lambs :
: Apr. : Mar. : Apr. : Apr. : Mar. : Apr. : Apr.
: 1961 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961
prices Dollars per 100 pounds
........... 26.12 26.67 29.29 17.32 17.83 22.22 17.44


Wholesale ;eat
prices, New York 2/... 43.81


Composite retail meat
prices, New York 3/...


75.26


lHois
: Mar.: Apr.
: 1961: 1960


17.74


44.28 47.04* 38.42 38.50 47.49
Cents per pound

78.15 79.58 59.91 63.26 68.29 -- -
Value of carcass meat from 100# live animal (Dollars)


16.40


Wholesale-New York 4/ .. 26.29 26.57 28.22 18.83 18.86 23.27 21.63 21.94 19.57
Retail-New York 5/ ... 35.37 36.73 37.40 28.28 29.86 32.23 28.28 29.00 26.15
I/ Av. Choice and Prime steers, 900-1100 lb., Choice and Prime lambs, and U. S. No. 1,2 and 3,
225-24n# hogs.
2/ Av. Choice and Prime steer beef, 600-800 lb., and Choice and Prime lamb.
5/ Composite av. of semi-monthly retail quotations on various cuts (incl. lard) combined in
proportion to their respective yields from live weight.
4/ 60 lb. of beef carcase, 49 lb. of lamb carcass and 60.45 lb. of principal hog products
consisting of smoked, skinned hams, bacon, picnics, fresh loins, Boston butts, spareribs, and
carton lard combined in proportion to their respective yields from live weight.
5/ 47.0 lb. of beef cuts, 47.2 lb. of lamb cuts and 58.56 lb. of principal hog products,
indl. lard. *Choice only.


SI


(Spring
1961
1960
1961
1960
1961
1960


- W -- -
-- 17.78
25.00 22.62
-- 17.00
22.00 21.88


----- ---

-- 14.31
-- 18.55
-- 13.50
-- 17.59


LIVESTOCK PRICES AT CHICAGO COMPARED WITH WHOLESALE AND COMPOSITE RETAIL


Live animal
Chicago I/






WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Prices for steer carcass-
es were weak to $2.00 lower, larger portion 504-
$1.00 off and the major decline recorded at Phila-
delphia; veal weak to $2.00 lower, bulk $1.00 off;
calf fully $1.00 lower. Lamb prices uneven as the
trend at New York was steady to $2.00 higher, bulk
$1.00 advanced; Washington steady to $1.00 higher,
Philadelphia $1.00 off, Baltimore weak to $3.00
lower; pork loins steady to $1.50 higher, the up-
turns at New York and Washington; Boston butts
mainly steady to $1.00 lower; spareribs largely
steady to $1.00 higher; fresh skinned hams $1.00-
2.00 higher.
Choice and Prime kosher steer forequarters
sold weak to mostly 500 off; veal and calf fully
$1.00 lower; lamb weak to $1.00 off.
Supplies of steer beef were increased with
receipts fully normal and in instances above
normal at New York; lamb generally normal; cow
beef rather small; veal, calf and pork largely
moderate. Steer beef at Washington sold fairly
active, however, outlet was generally poor and
trading slow at other markets except at New York
where buyers were aggressive for most steer car-
casses and cuts on Friday and clearances rather
broad. Rather slow trading prevailed for cow
beef. Veal and calf moved very slow, particu-
larly hindsaddles. Demand was generally good for
lamb, but poor at Baltimore. At New York volume
buyers were active for lamb 45-55#, as well as
hindsaddlee and legs. Small lots of lamb fore-
saddles accumulated and went unsold. Retailers
competed for pork loins and other pork cuts and
trading was fairly brisk with clearances gener-
ally broad at all centers. Small supplies of veal
hindeaddles were carried over at New York and
Washington.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold fully
50B lower for the week. Good veal closed $1.00
higher, other grades steady; lamb 500 higher;
pork loins $2.00-2.50 higher; Boston butts 4-8#
steady; spareribs 504-$1.00 higher.
Veal supply small while volume of other
classes of fresh meat was mostly normal. Beef
for the most part graded Good and Choice, slight
increase noted in Prime. Old crop lamb ran
mainly to weights over 50#, spring lamb supply
small.
Beef trading was slow with prices working
lower for the sixth consecutive week. Beef rounds
moved well, however, other primal cuts were on the
draggy side except chucks picking up late for de-
livery into next week. A moderate demand and re-
duced supplies pushed Good and boning type veal
higher, other grades holding steady. Carcass
lamb trade generally was slow but prices advanced
on the strength of higher replacement costs.
Lamb foreend cuts were in better demand than hind-
saddles. Spareribs were absorbed readily, pork


loins and Boston butts also clearing well till
late when movement slowed.

PACIFIC COAST Steer beef sold steady to
500 lower; cow steady to $1.00 lower, the
least change in Los Angeles; calf and veal
firm to $2.00 higher in San Francisco, but
steady elsewhere; spring lamb steady in Cali-
fornia but $1.50-2.00 lower in the Northwest;
fresh pork steady to $3.00 higher in Cali-
fornia, most upturn in Los Angeles on loins,
but was steady to $1.00 lower in the North-
west; smoked pork steady to $1.00 lower, ex-
cept mostly $1.00-2.00 lower in San Francisco.
Beef, pork and lamb continued in abun-
dant supply other than moderate to small
offerings of high-Good and Choice steer in
Los Angeles. Demand was fairly good but
trading usually slow. Supply veal and calf
moderate to small, except calf over 250#
liberal in Los Angeles, demand moderate, trad-
ing slow.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Steer beef sold 504-$1.00 lower for the week;
heifer beef 25-750 lower, mostly 500 off; cow
beef 504-$1.00 lower; lamb mostly $2.00 high-
er; pork loins $1.00-1.50 higher; fresh hams
500-$1.50 higher most advance on 12-14# aver-
ages; butts steady to 504 lower; pork car-
casses steady to 400 lower, mostly 25-400 off.
Beef supplies were normal, pork slightly
above normal and lamb exceeded normal volume.
Demand on beef was generally poor but moder-
ately good on other classes.
Following prices f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
$36.25-37.00, few $37.50, 700-800# $35.75-
36.50; Good 35.00-36.00, high-Good $36.00-
36.50, Good 700-800# $34.50-35.50. Choice
500-700# heifer beef $35.50-36.50, few $36.75,
Good $34.00-35.00. Canner, Cutter and Utility
cow beef $29.00-31.00.
Choice including some Prime 45-55# old
crop lamb $32.00-34.25, 35-45# $33.75-36.25.
Choice and Prime 35-55# spring lamb $37.00-
41.50.
Pork: Pork loins 8-12# $40.00-41.00;
fresh hams 12-14# $39.00-40.00, 14-16# $36.00-
38.00; butts 4-8# $30.50-31.50. U.S. 1, 2 and
3 135-155# pork carcasses $23.25-24.70, mostly
$23.25-24.25, 155-175# $23.10-23.70.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. Steer beef sold 504-
$1.50 lower; heifer beef steady to 754 lower;
cow beef 254-$1.00 off. Old crop and spring
lamb carcasses advanced $1.00-2.50; pork
loins sold $1.00 higher at Chicago and $3.00
up at Philadelphia.






WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
--------------------------- ---------------------------------------
: New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : -
S- y :-May 1 ?: May 13 : May 14 : May 1 : -May 14 : May 13 :May 14
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 ; 1960


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#
Choice 600-700


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good
Spring lamb -
Prime
Choice
Fresh pork -
Loins
Butts
Spareribs
Cured pork -


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-10
4-8
5# down


Hams, sinmk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


44.35
42.55
41.05
39.90
40.05


59.20
49.20
45.50


--
47.50
46.50
44.25
44.50


60.00
51.50
47.50


39.75
39.00
358.25
38.25

59.00
39.00
57.50

59.00
52.00
48.88


-
45.93
44.50
43.25
43.25

45.00
45.00
41.88

56.00
50.88
48.00


39.88
37.88
39.62
38.00

38.88




54.00
50.50


46.00
44.50
44.25
435.25

44.50
43.00




54.00


59.19
37.69
38.75
38.00

38.94
37.69
38.00


--m
45.00
43.50
43.00
41.50

44.75
43.50
42.50


40.10 52.00 35.31* 45.75* 37.00 45.50 38.00 46.00
40.10 51.00 35.31* 45.75* 57.00 45.50 38.00 46.00


46.30
36.00
42.50


45.00
355.50
41.00


43.19
33.75
38.00


42.00
30.68
37.81


46.62
41.00
47.75


46.00
39.00
47.00


46.00
38.50
42.00


43.00
35.50
43.50


45.00 48.50 45.50 52.00 44.75 50.50 43.50 48.75


49.00 44.50 53.25 53.50 54.75


51.00 52.00 50.50


34.75 30.50 35.50 34.00 55.00 32.00 54.00 32.00
16.50 135.50 15.62 13.00 18.00 17.00 17.12 14.75


*Old crop lamb. BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED MAY 12, 1961

Classification .- 8 -
hoier f- 60 0 ---.-8 -3.00 -----e- r -- -- --0--- 3----3 9
Choice 600-700# 37.50-38.00 36.00-36.50 36.25-36.50 38.50-40.00 38.50-39.50


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-45#


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


37.00-37.50
36.00-36.25
35.50-36.50
35.50-36.50
35.00-36.00

36.75-37.00
36.75-37.00
35.00-35.50
35.00-35.50

29.50-31.00
30.50-31.50




37.00
33.00-35.00
30.00-31.00


35.50-36.00
34.50-35.00

33.00-36.20
33.00-35.50

37.00-38.00
35.50-36.70
35.50
33.00-34.00

29.00-31.00





35.00-35.50
31.50-33.50
27.50-30.50


8-12# 41.00-42.00


35.7
35.25

35.0(
34.25


5-36.25 38.00-39.00
-35.50 37.50-38.50
-- 37.00-38.50
)-36.00 36.50-39.00
5-35.25 36.50-38.50


36.00-36.25
36.00-36.25
34.00-34.50
34.00-34.50

29.50-30.00
30.00-30.50


37.50-38.50
37.00-37.50

37.00-38.00
36.00-36.50


- 38.00-39.00



-- 31.50-32.00
-- 31.50-32.00


-- 34.50-37.00
-- 31.00-33.00


32.25-34.25
29.75-30.25

40.50-41.00


34.50-37.00
31.00-33.00


34.00-35.00
30.00-32.00

34.00-35.00
30.00-32.00


-- 43.50-44.00


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

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


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





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading in the Boston wool market was
rather slow with prices about steady. Practi-
cally all grades of greasy domestic combing
wools were sold. A modest weight of scoured
pulled wools sold steady. Interest continued
in noils at slightly easier prices. Trading
was limited in scoured shorn wools for the
woolen trade.
Buyers continued active in the territory
States with a fairly substantial volume of
greasy combing wools sold while practically all
eight months wools offered at the Del Rio sale
were sold and a modest volume of 12 months wool
sold in other sections of Texas. Demand con-
tinued broad for medium grade fleeces in the
midwest.
Cabled reports from Australia showed Japan
and Eastern Europe dominating with quotations
declining. Similar conditions prevailed in
South Africa with Japan, United Kingdom and the
Continent operating. There was a good demand
for coarse Argentine wools and prices advanced
while Montevideo quotations remained unchanged.
There were no auctions in New Zealand this week.
The Crop Reporting Board of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture announced the average
price received by farmers for wool on Apr. 15,
1961 was 41.10 per grease pound. This compared
to 40.20 for Mar. 15, 1961 and 44.50 on Apr. 15,
1960.
Fleece Wools Graded 60/62s average to
good French combing fleeces sold at $1.05 clean
basis while 56/58s staple and good French oomb-
ing wool brought $1.03 and 50/54s staple moved
at $1.00 clean. Graded 50/54s baby combing
wools sold at 970. A pool of bulk medium clear
fleece wools sold in Alabama at 54.550 in the
grease, f.o.b. Country buyers were paying 450-
470 grease basis to the growers for medium grade
wools.
Territory Wools Graded territory 64s good
French combing and staple wool sold at $1.20
clean basis while graded 56/58s good French
combing and staple moved around $1.06 and 50/54s
staple wool brought $1.02-1.04, clean. A sub-
stantial volume of wool sold at Albuquerque, New
Mexico at estimated clean prices ranging from
$1.20-1.25 while wools sold at Roswell ranging
from $1.25-1.33 clean basis, delivered East.
Grease prices ranged from 380-580 f.o.b.
RANGE SALES FOLLOW: Valley Oregon 12
months 43 and lambs wool at 380 to the growers.
The Klamath, Oregon pool of approximately
190,000 pounds sold at 45.790. The Primeville
pool, bulk 3/8s and 1/4 blood, 50 percent fine
and half at 46.553. The Baker pool, bulk med-
ium wools brought 48.670. Fine and half-blood
Eastern Oregon range wool at 42.50 and mixed
clips in original bags at 450 f.o.b. Washington
range wools of mixed grades were selling from
390-42.50 f.o.b. 60,000 pounds of California
ewes and yearling wool sold at 50.535 and about
85,000 pounds of bulk 3/8s Utah wool sold at


43.50-44.53 f.o.b. At Dillon, Montana, bulk
fine and half-blood original bag wools brought
42.00-470, at Pendroy 40.00, at Bridger 41.0,
at Miles City 41.50, Conrad-Cutbank 39.0,
Sweetgrass 38.50. In the Big Horn Basin of
Wyoming bulk fine and half-blood wools moved
at 36.50-44.180 while 41.750 was paid in the
Lander area.
Texas Wools A fair weight of 12 months
good French combing and staple wool sold in
Texas around $1.25 clean basis, delivered,
while at the Del Rio sale 8 months wools were
estimated to cost clean from $1.08-1.15 de-
livered.
Mohair The mohair market was very slow.
Occasional small lots of straight adult hair
sold at 950 to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign
wools was dull. There were occasional sales
of short scouring type wools for shipment out
of South Africa to the United States. Cabled
reports at week's end follow with combing
wools converted to clean U. S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields, in
bond.
NEW ZEALAND, OIL-COMBED No auctions.


61 -
62 -
62A-
63 -
64 -


Australia
Oil-combed
$1.26 422
1.23 4253
1.22 424
1.18 425
1.16


$1.18
1.12
1.05
.97


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.15 47 $1.12 22 $1.10 32 $1.03
8 1.13 48 1.11 25 1.09 33 1.01
12- 1.11 52 1.11 27 1.06 37 .99
17- 1.10 53 1.09 28 1.03 38 .97
MONTEVIDEO SUPER SKIRTED WOOLS: 64s -
$1.03, 60/64s $1.00, 60s 970, 60/58s -
95-, 58/56s 935, 56/50s 910, 50s 90.
Carpet Wools Trade in spot carpet wools
remained dull. X dark colored Near Eastern
spot carpet wool sold at 450. Greasy B. A.
November second clip wools were offered for
shipment at 780-790, March at 73 and fleeces
from 800-824. Greasy New Zealand early shorn
and second shear wools were offered at 740 and
carpet fleeces at 790-80. All foregoi-l on
clean wool fibers present basis.

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 11,1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.585
July wool tops 1.575
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.157
July wool 1.167
64s grade 2j" ave. stretched length







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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, MEAT, AND LARD PRODUCTION, 1960

Red meat production in 1960 totaled 28.2 billion pounds, up 3 percent from 1959, according to the
Crop Reporting Board. Beef production in 1960 was 14.7 billion pounds--up 8 percent from the 1959 pro-
duction of 13.6 billion pounds. Veal production totaled 1.1 billion pounds--10 percent above the 1959
production of 1.0 billion pounds. Lamb and mutton production totaled 0.8 billion pounds--up 4 percent
from the previous year. Pork production totaled 11.6 billion pounds--down 5 percent from the 12.0 bil-
lion pounds produced in 1959. Beef accounted for 52 percent of the total red meat production in 1960,
while pork made up 41 percent. Veal accounted for about 4 percent and lamb and mutton 3 percent. Lard
production totaled 2.6 billion pounds in 1960 compared with 2.8 billion pounds in 1959.
The number of cattle slaughtered in 1960 was 10 percent above 1959. Cattle slaughtered under
Federal inspection was up 11 percent from a year earlier, other commercial slaughter increased 7 per-
cent, and farm slaughter increased 1 percent. Calf slaughter in 1960 was up 7 percent. Slaughter of
calves under Federal inspection was up 8 percent, while other commercial slaughter was up 6 percent,
but farm slaughter was down 1 percent. The total number of sheep and lambs slaughtered in 1960 in-
creased 5 percent from a year earlier. The number of sheep and lambs slaughtered under Federal in-
spection was up 4 percent, and other commercial slaughter was up 9 percent, while farm slaughter de-
creased 2 percent from one year earlier. Total number of hogs slaughtered in 1960 was 4 percent less
than in 1959. Slaughter in Federally inspected plants decreased 4 percent, other commercial slaughter
was approximately the same as the previous year, and farm slaughter decreased 11 percent.
Slaughter cattle averaged 9 pounds lighter than a year earlier, calves averaged 8 pounds heavier,
but hogs averaged 1 pound lighter, and sheep and lambs were unchanged from 1959.
Slaughter in Federally inspected plants and other commercial plants is included in the monthly
estimates. Farm slaughter estimates are on a quarterly basis only. The farm slaughter estimates have
been revised for the years 1955-59. The number of livestock slaughtered under Federal inspection is
obtained from the Meat Inspection Division, Agricultural Research Service.

Livestock slaughter, United States, annual, 1959-60


Class of slaughter


-----------------95 ~_ _~--------------o~----------
: 1959 : 1960
: 'Average: Total :Average: Total : 'Average Total Average Total
:Head live le .:dressed: d : ressed-
Head live live dressed* Head : live live -ese *dressed
: weight: weight:
weight. weight. 1 e : weight" weight weight;: / :, weight
- .- -. _


1,000 Million
head Pounds pounds Pounds


CATTLE
Fed. inspection
Other commercial
Farm
Total
CALVES
Fed. inspection
Other commercial
Farm
Total
HOGS
Fed. inspection
Other commercial
Farm
Total
SHEEP AND LAMBS


17,458.5 1,045
5,472.0 917
792.0 843
23,722.5 1,008

4,875.3 208
2,807.9 225
389.0 357
~8,072.2 221


68,707.5
12,874.4
6,024.0
87,605.9


18,258 601
5,018 507
668 438
23,924 572


Million
pounds


10,462
2,771
347
13,580


1,000
head


Million
Pounds pounds Pounds


19,595.9 1,032
5,850.4 912
797.0 847
26,021.5 ~979


1,013 119 575 5,259.5
650 126 354 2,965.4
139 204 79 386.0
1,T782 125 1,008 8,610.9


16,453
2,857
1,463
20,773


9,452
1,699
862
11,993


66,153.2 239
12,883.1 222
5,339.0 243
84,375.3 236


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5,316
675
26,006


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503
441
566


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pounds


11,442
2,952
351
1477-25-


210 1,105 119 625
245 720 156 402
376 145 214 85
229 1,970 129 1,108


15,795
2,863
1,296
19,954


159
1355
144
138


9,149
1,714
767
11,650


Fed. inspection 13,465.7 99 1,335 48 645 14,036.1 99 1,388 48
Other commercial 1,714.2 96 163 46 79 1,865.3 96 179 46
Farm 348.0 88 31 41 14 340.0 88 50 41
Total 15,527.9 98 1,527 48 758 16,259.4 98 1,597 47

UNITED STATES LARD PRODUCTION, 1959-60
-19"9 -1960
Class ;":-Lar Tel IO i-rd U/f Lard per 1U07: Lard 27
: live weight : production : live weight : production
-- -------------- ------ Pogns- iIin"-po ud ~ -PoundE Million -oP di
Fed. inspection 14.0 2,509 15.5 2,127
Other commercial 10.5 500 10.2 292
Farm 11.7 171 11.5 149
Total -- -S ----- -277-0- T -""
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COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, APR. 30, 1961

Stocks of red meats were 53 million pounds larger on May 1 than on April 1
because of significant gains in stocks of beef, pork, lamb and mutton, and canned
meats. Total stocks of 530 million pounds compare with 641 million a year earlier
and 625 million, the average. The average increase in meat holdings for this time of
year is 18 million pounds; the April 1960 advance was 47 million pounds. Holdings of
frozen beef, at 147 million pounds, were about equal to a year earlier but 4 percent
larger than the average. Frozen pork stocks increased 22 million pounds during the
month to 232 million by May 1. Average holdings for the date are 314 million. Almost
22 million pounds of lamb and mutton were in storage on May 1, about twice the hold-
ings of May 1, 1960 and 2 times the average. Canned hams totaled 48 million pounds,
up 9 million from a month earlier.

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


Commodity : April April
1956-80 av. 1960
1-,-----,---- --------,- lb.


March : April
1961 1961
1,00 b. 1,000 lb.


Beef:
Frozen ......................
In cure and cured ...........
Total ...................
Pork, frozen:
Picnics .....................
Hams ........................
Bellies .....................
Loins ........... .. ........
Jowls .......................
Butts .......................
Spareribs ...................
Trimmings .................
Other pork ..................
Total ...................
Pork in cooler:
Dry salt bellies ............
Other dry salt pork .........
Other pork cuts .............
Total ..................
Total pork ...........

Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen ..............
Lamb and mutton, frozen .....
Canned meats in cooler:
Hams ........................
Other meats .................

Total all meats ........

Lard, rendered and refined 3/-
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/-
Pork .............. .........
Beef ........................


141,132
10,696
151,828


1/








314,048


147,880
10,250
158,150


18,553
62,051
131,992
1/
T-

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123 2,79
356,075


131,619
9.,886
141,505


5,554
36,718
73,086
11,574
10,036
4,573
11,048
17,225
40,600
210,214


146,550
9,813
156,343


3,893
49,466
76,799
11,545
9,828
5,546
10,289
18,833
46,227
232,426


/ 12,491 5,187 5,252
6,652 4,735 5,810
1/ 28,073 23,531 24,970

61,202 47,216 33,453 36.032
375,250 383,291 2435,667 268,458

11,943 7,911 11,861 12,278
9,476 10,921 17,618 21,615

(76,694 (80,270 38,762 47,546
/ ( ( 23,994 24,086

625,191 640,523 477,357 530,326
1


144,523

7,088
4,379


136,000


2,252
1,820


141,200


2,418
2,510


4/

2,213
2,197


1/ No historical data available. 2/ Includes other canned meats. 3/ In dry and
Fold storage as reported by Bureau of Census. 4/ Not available. 57 Government
holdings are included in the totals and consi t"of reported stocksdheld by
U. S. D. A., the Armed Services and other Government Agencies.


U J t lJJ J J JJ J I JJJ tm







THE LIVESTOCK AND MEAT SITUATION
Approved by the Outlook and Situation Board, May 2, 1961

SUMMARY

Meat production, which is currently near year-earlier rates, will likely be close to or
above last year's level during the rest of 1961. Although a small gain in output is expected in
1961 over 1960, it will probably provide consumers with about a pound less meat per person this
year because of the population growth. Production this winter was 2 percent below a year earli-
er, due primarily to lower pork output.
Meat animal prices have held relatively steady this year in contrast to an advance early
last year. In early spring, prices of most classes of cattle, calves, and lambs were below a
year earlier, but hog prices were above last spring. For 1961, cattle and hog prices will proba-
bly show unusual stability, with cattle prices averaging close to last year. Hog prices will be
below prices a year earlier this fall but the year's average will likely be above 1960 prices.
Sheep and lamb prices will probably average lower than a year before.
Cattle slaughter in January-March was 2 percent larger than a year ago. Cow and steer
slaughter was close to early 1960 rates. Heifer slaughter has been above a year earlier for
nearly a year. Calf slaughter was down slightly from the first quarter in 1960. Prices to
farmers for all beef cattle in April at $20.60 per 100 pounds was $1.20 below last April. Cow
prices have held up better than steer and heifer prices indicating renewed optimism among cattle
producers.
Fattening cattle on grain and other concentrate feeds will probably continue to expand dur-
ing 1961. The number of cattle and calves on feed April 1 in the 26 major feeding States was up
5 percent from a year earlier. Feeders have stated intentions to market 7 percent more fed
cattle in April-June this year than last. Fed cattle prices are not expected to change much dur-
ing this period because grass cattle slaughter will be seasonally low. Feeder cattle prices will
probably show some further seasonal gains this spring and by summer may be close to last summer.
Hog slaughter the first 3 months this year was 10 percent smaller than a year earlier and
prices were above a year ago. These relationships will be reversed about midyear as larger late
fall and early spring farrowings are marketed. Hog slaughter will then continue above a year
earlier for at least a year.
Hog prices have fluctuated within relatively narrow limits thus far this year. Prices will
probably continue relatively stable for several weeks before a small seasonal advance this summer.
Prices this summer may average about as high as last summnner. Hog prices this fall will be some-
what lower than last fall but above late 1959 prices.
Despite smaller January 1 inventories of sheep and lambs on feed, slaughter thus far this
year has been over 10 percent larger than in early 1960. This slaughter rate indicates that a
larger-than-usual proportion of the lambs on hand January 1 have been sold rather than retained
in farm flocks. The average price to producers for lambs in April was $16.10 per 100 pounds,
$3.90 below a year earlier. A seasonal uptrend in lamb prices is indicated as slaughter of old
crop lambs is largely completed, but it no longer appears likely that prices this spring will
reach last year's levels.
Sheep and lamb slaughter during the next few months will probably be seasonally smaller and
near that of a year earlier. The early lamb crop this year is about 4 percent above a year
earlier, and growth and development has been faster than usual.
Supplies of meat for consumption in 1961 may be about a pound or so less than the 161.5
pounds consumed per person in 1960. Most of the change will be in smaller pork supplies.
Cash receipts received by farmers from the sale of meat animals in 1960 totaled $10.6
billion, 3 percent less than in 1959. Marketings of cattle and calves and sheep and lambs were
larger than in 1959 but prices were lower. Sales of hogs were lower but higher prices boosted
cash receipts 5 percent over 1959.







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.....
neat 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..................
Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


*


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
----------------------------
: Mar. 1961 :
Number


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


934
1,070
289
2,162
2,780


Mar. 1961
Pounds

892,153
1,317,279

2,400,235
505,805
589,953
1,139,365
141,866
35,876
4,612,794
2,666,679
5,259,378
472,059

160,088
121,845
26,075
117,106
89,970
209,416
33,898,889
383,645
125,702
140,088,742
594,650
14,557,502


150,256
88,235
51,287
335,772
204,557
115,985
55,506,068
15,420
649,324
140,361,436
256,415
16,969,225


Mar. 1960

Number

803
2,127
27
397
12


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
March 1961, with comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.

ft0 1 M:i


Month and period :-------------
: 1961 : 1960


March ...................
Jane-Mar .........* .........


Head
9.837
40,776


Head
34,946
70,149


- 1961 :
Head
59,976
176,296 1


1960
Head
42,063
21,525


Note: During Jan.-Mar. this year 40 sheep and 7,156 hogs were received from Canada
compared with 123 sheep and 8,874 hogs a year ago.


Mar. 1960
Pounds

800,990
1,249,618

1,385,011
1,340,044
3,528,234
1,208,119
130,279
157,172
4,191,780
2,287,700
2,302,662
713,586




UNIVIeK II T ur rLUisa
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392 3 1262 08747 1545

U. S. Department of Agriculture Postage and fees paid
Washington 25, D. C.

OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-5/16/61
Permit 1001.


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