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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.6.


Vol. 29, No. 21


May 23, 1961

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Livestock Market Reviews .
Livestock Market Receipts ..
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeidd?
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .


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

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

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


The seventh consecutive week of declines
in the slaughter steer and heifer trade found
selling levels at the lowest point since near
midyear of 1957. The average price of slaugh-
ter steers at seven markets was $22.28. The
trend, which was steady to 500 lower at most
markets, also reflected the seventh week of
continued downturns on dressed beef. In an
uneven trade, slaughter cows sold mostly
steady and a restricted volume of stockers and
feeders worked out on a steady to weak basis.
Declines of 254-$1.00 were recorded on barrows
and gilts with 50*-750 downturns rather common.
Trends were uneven on slaughter lambs. At most
terminals spring and old crop lambs were steady
to $1.00 higher but more than 40 percent of the
12-market supply was offered at Fort Worth
where prices declined 500-$1.00.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steers and heifers sold steady to 50# lower at
most midwestern markets despite an 8 percent
reduction in receipts. Chicago and Omahaq
proved to be the only major exceptions report-
ing a steady to 250 higher trend on heifers
and Good to average Choice steers. The de-
clines followed a lower trend in the carcass
trade and marked the seventh consecutive week
of general price downturns both on slaughter
steers and steer beef. The average price of
slaughter steers fell to a new four-year low
at most terminals. Cows were uneven but aver-
aged about steady with the only major ex-
ception a 25-750 lower trend in Kansas City.
Bulls averaged steady. Vealers were fully
steady in St. Paul but $1.00-3.00 lower at
St. Louis. Slaughter steers and heifers had a
stronger price trend during the initial
market session of the period under review when
supplies were curtailed but this was more than
erased later as receipts enlarged. Slaughter
steers and heifers made up the bulk of the
supplies at most terminals with the Good and
Choice grades predominating. Both in the live
and carcass trades steers and heifers sold in
practically the same price range on a grade
for grade basis with weight considered.
Bulk of the high-Good and Choice slaugh-
ter steers 1000-1550# sold from $21.50-24.00.
A few high-Choice and Prime steers brought
$25.75-25.00 and bulk of the Prime and mixed
Choice and Prime 1050-1450# weights moved at
$24.00-26.25 in Chicago with a few Prime at
$26.50-26.75. Good steers sold at $20.25-
22.50. A few high-Choice and mixed Choice
and Prime heifers cashed at $23.50-24.00 while
most Choice brought $22.00-23.50. Good heif-
ers sold at $20.00-22.50. Utility and Commer-
cial cows sold at $15.75-17.50; Canner and
Cutter $13.50-16.50.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Marketings of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves fell short of the numbers marketed
during the same period a year earlier.
Average-Medium to average-Choice 500-750#
steers continued to predominate but moderate
numbers of 800-1000# feeder steers also were on.
offer. Only a limited number of yearling heif-
ers was marketed and calves were in seasonally
small supply. Stock cows were scarce at
virtually all markets. Prices during the
previous five weeks had consistently followed
a weak to lower trend and as a result are
materially lower than a month and a half ago.
However, slaughter cattle prices also worked
sharply lower during the past month and a half
and showed additional declines during the week
under review. Consequently, stocker and feeder
buyers continued to operate very cautiously and
in slow trading prices generally were steady
to weak. At Kansas City the market was steady
to 500 lower. Choice calves and Choice 500-
600# yearlings found most reliable outlet
while feeders 950# up were hardest to move.
Good and Choice 800-1000# feeder steers
sold from $21.00-25.50. At St. Paul Choice
1005# brought $22.75 but buyers generally were
very reluctant to go above $22.00 on steers
950# up. At Omaha a load of mostly Choice 899#
partly fattened steers sold for further feed-
ing at $22.00. At Oklahoma City a large
string of mostly Choice 735# went at $22.50.
Good and Choice 525-750# stock steers bulked
at $22.50-26.50, a few under 600# $27.00-28.00.
Medium and low-Good stockers sold chiefly from
$19.00-25.50. Good and Choice yearling heifers
ranged $19.50-24.00, few $24.50. Choice 459#
reputation steer calves brought $53.75 with
442# heifer mates at $30.50. Other Good and
Choice steer calves ranged $24.00-51.00; same
grades heifer calves largely $25.00-26.50.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts
at the 12 terminals numbered 507,000, a drop
of 12 percent from the previous week and 7
percent under the same week of a year ago. The
reduction in volume was contributed mainly to
the fact that farmers continued to concentrate
rather heavily on field work, especially in
the eastern part of the Corn Belt where spring
work is considerably behind schedule. Except
for a small seasonal increase in the percentage
of sows the consist of the supply was about the
same as during recent weeks. Bulk of the
offerings comprised shipments of mixed U. S.
No. 1-3, 190-270# barrows and gilts with a
moderate volume No. 2-3, 270-300#. Sharply
lower prices on most pork cuts in the wholesale
trade more than offset any bullish effect that
might have developed from reduced receipts.







Demand was somewhat uneven from day to day but
generally proved rather poor following Monday
with a resultant lower price trend. The best
outlet prevailed for 200-250# barrows and gilts.
Order buyers demand ranged from fairly good at
some points to only fair at others. Compared
with the previous week's close, barrows and
gilts finished 25#-$1.00 lower, mostly 50-75#
off. Sows closed steady to 750 lower, largely
25-500 off.
On Friday, U. S. 1-2, 180-240# barrows and
gilts bulked at $16.50-17.00, with same weights
and grades $16.75-17.50 at Chicago and $17.00-
17.50 at Indianapolis. Mixed U. S. 1-3, and
2-3, 180-24CQ1' sold at $15.50-17.00, largely
$15.75-16.75. U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows brought
$12.75-15.25, most sales $13.50-15.00.
Feeder pigs closed weak to 500 lower at
St. Paul and were 25# lower at Sioux City. Good
and Choice 150-160 feeder pigs at St. Paul
bulked late at $15.50-16.00, few Choice $16.50
while Good and Choice 130-170# at Sioux City
sold at $15.25-16.25.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 555,000 head,
around 2 percent more than the previous week
and just slightly less than a year ago. De-
clining pork prices at wholesale centers proved
a bearish factor in the live market. Compared
with the previous Friday, 180-240# barrows and
gilts closed mainly 50* lower with heavier
butchers 50-75# lower; sows mostly 75f lower.
On Friday, mixed U. S. No. 1-3, 200-230# barrows
and gilts, including few 190-240#, $15.50-
16.00 with a few mostly No. 1 and 2 from $15.75-
16.50. U. S. No. 1-3 270-400# sows cleared
from $13.50-14.90; 400-550# mostly $12.50-
15.50.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets totaled 124,000, around 14 percent more
than a week ago and 25 percent over the same
period last year. Marketings at Fort Worth
made up more than 40 percent of the 12-market
supply with slaughter lambs at that market 50#-
$1.00 lower and feeder lambs $1.00-3.00 lower.
At other terminals, prices strengthened on
slaughter classes with the advance influenced
by higher dressed lamb prices. The seasonally
increased marketing of spring slaughter lambs
at most markets were steady to $1.00 higher;
old crop slaughter lambs were mainly steady to
$1.00 higher aside from steady to 25# lower at
Denver and St. Paul. Slaughter ewes were fully
steady. Feeder lambs were steady to weak
except for steady to 50* higher at Sioux City.
Choice with few Prime 85-110# shorn old
crop slaughter lambs mostly No. 1 and 2 pelts
sold from $14.50-16.00,few to $16.25 on late
rounds, Choice 110-123# $13.00-15.00, few
123-127# $12.00-15.00. Good and Choice 90-110#C
$15.00-15.00. Limited volume Choice 90-110#?
wooled old crop slaughter lambs $15.00-17.00;
Good and Choice 94-115# $14.00-15.00. Choice


and Prime 80-110# spring slaughter lambs
$17.50-19.00, instances $20.00 but mostly
$18.00. Good and Choice $17.00-18.00. Late
sales Good and Choice 75-90# spring lambs at
Fort Worth $16.00-16.50. Cull to Choice shorn
slaughter ewes $2.00-5.50jfew $6.00.
At Fort Worth, Good and Choice 75-85#
shorn old crop feeder lambs No. 1 and 2 pelts
brought $8.50-9.00 some 90-95# $9.50. Choice
57-70# spring feeders $15.50-16.50 at Omaha
and Sioux City; Medium and Good 55-85# spring
feeders $10.00-15.00 early at Fort Worth but
mostly $10.00-11.00 at mid-week. Good and
Choice stock ewes with lambs at side brought
$12.00-15.00 per set at Omaha.
Receipts in the Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota area at 27,900 were slightly less
than a week earlier, but 27 percent above a
year ago. Old crop slaughter lambs were strong
to 50# higher; spring lambs steady to 500
higher, instances $1.00 up; slaughter ewes
steady, instances 50# higher.
On Friday, Choice 90-105# shorn old crop
slaughter lambs No. 1 and 2 pelts delivered to
packing plants brought $14.50-15.00, few high-
yielding lambs $15.25; bulk Choice 105-115#
$13.50-15.00 with 115-120# $15.00-13.50. Good
and Choice 90-110# $13.00-15.00. Choice 90-
110# wooled lambs brought $15.00-16.00, 110-
120# $15.00-15.00. Good and Choice 90-110#
lambs $14.00-15.00. Few shipments Choice and
Prime 80-95# spring slaughter lambs $18.00-
19.00; Good and Choice 80-100# $17.00-18.00.
Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes bulked at
$2.00-4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Slaughter steers and heifers sold mostly
steady. Stocker and feeder classes were rather
slow and mostly steady. Spring slaughter
lambs sold strong to 50# higher.
Slaughter steers In California, 13
loads Choice 900-1025# $23.75-24.25; over Cali-
fornia and Arizona, 201 loads Good to mostly
Choice, 900-1125# steers $25.00-23.50, includ-
ing some in Arizona for up to July 1 delivery;
loadlots Good and low-Choice 900-1150# $22.00-
22.75, Standard and Good of comparable weights
$21.00-22.00, predominantly Standard 900-1150#
$19.75-21.00. In Utah, 5 loads Choice 1075-
1125# $21.50-22.00.
Slaughter heifers: In California and
Arizona, 10 loads Choice 850-900# $23.50-23.75;
Good to mostly Choice, 760-980 '$22.50-
23.25, few loads Standard to low-Choice,
mostly Good 800-900# $22.00-22.50. In Utah, 4
loads XChoice 875-950# $21.00-22.00.








Stockers and feeders: About 165 Choice
and Fancy 400-425# yearling steers $28.00;
Good and Choice 450-650# steers $25.50-25.00,
650-750# $21.50-22.50, 800-1000# steers
$20.00-21.00. Medium and Good 600-650# steers
$21.00-21.75. Good and Choice 500-650# heif-
ers $20.00-21.50. For fall delivery, 500 Good
and Choice around 400# calves $25.00 steers,
$23.00 heifers; 100 yearlings with around 650#
steers at $22.00 and 550# heifers at $20.00.
Spring lambs: In California, 88-115#
Choice and Prime wooled slaughter lambs along
with Choice and Fancy feeder offerings $15.50-
17.00; Choice and Prime 97-110# shorn slaugh-
ter with No. 2 and 5 pelts $15.25-16.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at the feedlots was active
through Wednesday, later rather slow. Demand
was curtailed somewhat due to the approaching
Memorial Day Holiday. Slaughter steers sold
uneven, mostly steady, instances 25* lower.
Slaughter heifers sold steady to weak, mostly
steady. In Colorado, 47 loads average and
high-Choice 1125-1250# slaughter steers, some
loads including a few Prime, $23.10-23.75, 2
loads 1140# at the latter price; 205 loads low
and average-Choice 1050-1265# $22.50-23.00;
3 loads mostly Good 1150# $21.00. Twenty-eight
loads average and high-Choice 800-975# slaugh-
ter heifers $23.10-23.75; 107 loads low and
average Choice 925-1100# $22.25-23.00. Wyoming:
7 loads average and high-Choice 1000-1060#
slaughter heifers $22.55-23.30, the $22.35
for 2 loads f.o.b. feedlot by river market
packer.
Demand for stockers and feeders good for
the rather limited supply being sold direct.
The few sales confirmed were made at steady to
weak prices. Western Kansas: 4 loads Good to
mostly Choice 625-750# steers $23.00-23.75.
Colorado: 2 loads mostly Choice 625# heifers
$22.35.
Most Colorado packers having to reach into
other trade areas, mainly Texas, in order to
secure enough lambs to maintain their kill.
Colorado: Choice 98-105# shorn lambs No. 2
pelts S15.25-15.75, few 108-115# $14.50-15.00.
Western Kansas: Around 4 loads Choice 150#
shorn lambs $14.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Trading on
slaughter cattle was slow, generally steady.
There was a larger volume of stockers and feed-
ers off oat pastures and prices held steady.
One load of Choice 1040# slaughter steers sold
at $23.25,1oad Good 1300# $20.50, 25 loads aver-
age to high-Good, few Choice, 925-1150# $21.00-
22.50, 4 loads Good, with few Standard 950#
$20.00. Two loads mostly high-Good 800# heif-
ers $23.00, 5 loads Good 700-850# $22.00-22.50,
2 loads Standard 585-600# $22.00. Around 6,500
head Good 600-625# mixed feeder steers and


heifers off oats $22.00, 1,800 Medium 650#
steers $20.00 with 600# heifers $19.00. New
Mexico, 750 Choice 357-417# stock steer calves
$28.00-30.00, heifers $26.00-28.00. Limited
volume shorn slaughter lambs fully 50* higher,
spring slaughter lambs steady, feeder lambs
$1.00 lower. About 1,700 Choice 105# shorn
lambs with No. 2 pelts $12.25, 4,500 Choice
and Prime 75-80# spring slaughter lambs $17.00.
About 5,500 Choice and Fancy 65-75# spring
feeder lambs with small Choice and Prime slaugh-
ter end $13.00, 1,600 Choice 95# shorn feeders
with No. 2 pelts $8.00-9.00.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle moder-
arely active, steers steady, heifers steady to
50# lower, stockers and feeders steady to 50O
lower. Around 5 loads Good and Choice 1125#
slaughter steers $21.80; 20 loads mostly
Choice 900-1028# slaughter heifers $22.50-
22.75; Good and Choice 700-800# feeder steers
$22.00-25.00; Good 900# $20.50; Good and
Choice 525-650# stock steers $23.00-24.00; few
Choice 510-610# $25.50-27.00; Choice 875#
feeder heifers $22.00; Good and Choice 550-
725# $20.00-25.00.

IDAHO, CREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers only moderately active,
steady; limited movement stockers and feeders
about steady; spring slaughter lambs about
steady in Idaho but in Oregon 75#-1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice
1000-1075# $25.75-24.00; Good to mostly Choice
1025-1125# $22.75-25.50, 1160-1500# $21.25-
22.50; mixed Good and Choice 1075-1225#
$21.75-22.25. Idaho Mostly Choice 1025-1050#
$22.00-25.00; mostly Choice 1100-1250# $21.00-
22.00. Oregon mostly Choice 1150-1450#
$21.00.
Slaughter heiferst Washington Good to
mostly Choice and mixed Good and Choice 825-
900# $22.50-25.25. Idaho Mostly Choice 825-
925# $21.00-22.00. Oregon Good to mostly
Choice 800-850# $22.75.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Mostly
Choice 700-750# feeder steers and heifers
$22.00. Idaho Good and Choice 550-650#
steers $25.00-25.50, one lot mixed steers and
heifers $22.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Washington,Idaho
and Oregon Choice and Prime 92-98# $16.55-
17.75 through lamb pools.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Temperatures generally below normal.
Ample moisture and prospects of good grazing,
limited activity on all classes of livestock
not enough direct trade to test trends or es-
tablish prices.
Wool: 150,000 Ibs. mixed fine and half-
blood $1.11-1.15,clean basis, f.o.b. Boston.
450,000 Ibs. quarter-blood to mostly Medium
51.553 grease basis,moderate shrink 415,000
lbs. three-eights and quarter-blood 47.88-50.0#.
95,000 Ibs. mixed fine and half-blood 40.0-42.00
moderate to light shrink.






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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


Market

Chicago .......
Cincinnati ....
Denver ......
Fort Worth ....
Indianapolis ..
Kansas City ...
Oklahoma City
Omaha ........
St. Joseph ....
St. Louis NSY ..
Sioux City ....
S. St. Paul ....
Total ......
"May 13, 1961
INTERIOR IOWA AN


S Cattle Cal
:* May 20O : May 21 : May 20
: 1961 : 1960 1 1961
35,393 44,048 141
2,886 3,005 794
10,571 11,317 317
11,941 10,871 1,445
6,770 6,800 6753
19,884 18,185 488
10,657 10,771 485
54,623 41,555 269
15,868 17,604 161
14,195 15,505 1,797
20,512 26,469 484
20,053 22,392 4,526
203,355 228,522 11,580


220,516
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA -"
Hogs ....


10,081
May


vea : Hogs : Sheep and lambs
: May721 7 May 20 : May 21l : May 20 : gMay 21
1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 : 1960
299 39,262 36,705 1,835 2,640
798 9,5338 10,070 569 420
298 4,636 6,405 8,113 10,244
3,123 2,297 3,159 54,378 48,826
669 25,279 28,535 639 490
634 19,624 17,561 12,407 7,386
1,032 5,899 4,597 3,505 3,682
407 41,405 43,203 14,401 8,957
576 24,556 29,873 8,839 5,960
2,017 55,047 65,797 2,993 2,921
856 41,812 39,615 7,519 4,724
5,527 39,394 44,770 9,050 5,397
__mmm m m m- __me e __ -i --n9_
16,036 3706,529 350,290 124,248 99,647
547,555 109,139
20, 1961 May 13, 1961 May 21, 1960
335,000 328,000 340,000


Sheep ... 27,900 30,100


22,000


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended : Month Four months
May1 MaPy 11 T May 19 -A Ap Jan.-Apr.
S19ay. 19f.L 1 .196 _:_ 1 :1 1 960 91961 9 0
Steers 1001# up ........ 665 785 3531 2,506 3,104 12,513 11,568
901-1000 ........ 2,015 1,850 1,915 7,674 8,485 33,829 35,805
801-900 ......... 2,567 2,523 5,060 12,159 11,811 55,662 54,060
701-800 ......... 4,731 4,305 4,776 17,158 17,654 64,189 67,561
501-700 ......... 10,795 8,853 13,015 47,524 50,957 184,294 160,519
Total steers 10 markets .. 20,775 18,292 25,097 86,801 91,991 548,487 329,513
Av. wt. .. 714# 722# 700# 704# 708# 712# 724#
Av. cost* .. $22.41 $22.74 $24.50 $24.05 $25.30 $24.19 $24.50
a Chicago ..... 22.40 22.10 25.15 25.09 24.40 23.15 24.14
Kansas City .. 22.84 23.45 25.18 24.38 25.46 24.24 24.51
Omaha ........ 22.66 23.22 25.64 24.05 25.48 24.18 24.52
S. St. Paul .. 21.24 20,86 22.96 21.80 25.83 21.86 23.25
Sioux City ... 23.27 23.18 26.18 25.3355 26.38 25.73 25.71
Denver ....... 22.53 22.05 24.42 24.17 25.74 24.99 25.05
Ft. Worth .... 22.00 22.17 22.26 23.18 24.18 23.36 23.82
n Oklahoma City. 20.99 21.02 22.45 25.05 24.13 25.32 25.41
S. St. Joseph. 25.88 23.71 24.52 24.72 25.05 24.10 24.20
St. Louis NSY 22.13 22.52 24.26 22.87 24.45 22.96 25.66
Total calves 10 markets 7,555 5,299 6,477 27,960 3355,808 162,609 148,122
* heifers .... 3,002 2,824 2,940 12,861 15,858 50,401 50,455
" cows .... 688 653 246 2,255 _1.657 11,50 689
*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
:KaSan
Week ended Chi- s Omaha S.Stv Ibis:Sioux*S.St'Indian-, Den-.Fort Okla. Wich- LSan
cago Joseph City Pau .apolis ver Worth.City ita :Antonio
:Cy* C NS s .* .
Stockers and feeders
May 19, 1961 1 38 8 14 10 22 5 8 9 60 59 41 50
May 12, 1961 2 37 8 9 5 18 5 8 6 45 61 44 55
May 20, 1960 2 38 15 15 7 23 5 8 8 70 70 45 50


1961 3 8
1961 5 6
1960 6 9


Slaughter cows
8 a 7 7 20 12
8 5 6 5 20 15
8 5 11 7 25 8


15 9 12
20 10 14
20 10 18


May
May
May


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15


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STEERS SOLD OU 0 OF FIRST HANDS
mber of head percent of total
S Number of head grade
Gradeby grades


Grade --------
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1961 :


FOR SLAUGHTER 1


: Average weight
, (pounds)


Week ended
17y T96 : y :191 -t: 1970 :Ma 1 891*
1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961


-y1960
-! 1960-


: Average price in
:dollars per 100 lb.
----------- 191 _

:19018 : 19t0


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.*****


2,520
16,163
7,977
1,084

299
27,843

41
7,957
8,804
1,579
373
18,754

21
4,224
4,641
1,572

10,458

27
3,490
3,755
849

22
8,143


1,222
4,045
1,33552

572
7,169


1,075
17,088
12,461
602

600
31,826

124
7,762
11,167
1,512
258
20,823

55
6,117
5,595
952
60
12L779_


3,596
2,201
678

118
6,593


249
4,426
1,282

524
6,481


CHICAGO
8.3 3.4
58.1 53.7
28.6 59.1
5.9 1.9

1.1 1.9


OMAHA
.2 .6
42.4 37.5
47.0 53.6
8.4 7.3
2.0 1.2

SIOUX CITY
.2 .4
40.4 47.9
44.4 43.8
15.0 7.4
-- .5


.5 --
42.9 54.5
46.1 53.4
10.4 10.3

.53 1.8


17.0
56.4
18.6

8.0


3.8
68.53
19.8

8.1


1,256 1,244
1,193 1,185
1,118 1,091
1,038 999

1,028 1,047
1,169 1,144

1,260 1,217


1,183
1,117
1,123
1,070
1,145

1,259
1,179
1,134
1,091

1,1 46

1,257
1,151
1,077
1,055

909
1,105



1,085
1,012
984

937
1,013


1,169
1,088
1,088
1,045
1,118


1,280
1,175
1,092
1,072
978
bY131


1,1533
1,075
1,040

998
1,101


-
1,129
1,059
991

972
1,041


25.28
23.58
22.24
19.92

18.54
23.19

23.52
22.58
21.52
18.87
17.94
21.70


25.00 29.00
22.70 26.45
21.75 24.96
19.29 20.43
.. 18.21
21.80 25.37

23.51 --
22.90 26.47
21.79 25.14
19.26 21.56

17.58 18.66
22.05 25.44


25.14 27.54
21.80 25.53
20.09 22.64

18.57 19.94
21.50 24.65


- .-sT.-JSM1 -


2,972
3,810
863

7,645



4,106
835
123
6
5.070


5,420
5,181
645
114
9,560


38.9
49.8
11.5


36.5
55.4
6.9
1.2


Dmn mam


4,196
988
114
25
5.523


81.0
16.5
2.4
.1


78.8
18.6
2.1
.5


1,148
1,084
1,071

1,108



1,172
1,098
1,017
1,021
1,156


-
1,148
1,076
1,096
959
1,102



1,156
1,087
1,094
982
1,141


22.63
21.46
18.80

21.64



22.80
21.76
18.67
16.50
22.54


I1 Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


31.51
27.55
25.51
21.94

19.91
26.70

28.65
26.35
24.65
20.62
18.78
24.99


26.26
24.50
19.92
18.39
24.79



26.42
24.86
20.56
18.09
25.99









WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


City or Area


SCattle s Calves : Hos :Sheep and lambs
:May 20 2 May 21: May 203May 21 : May 205 May 21:May 20 :May 21
:1961 2 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960:1961 : 1960


Boston, New York City Area .... 11,988
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 8,151
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls.. 19,467
Chicago Area .................. 17,532
St. Paul-Wise. Areas .......... 28,618
St. Louis Area ................ 11,318
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 23,197
Omaha Area .................... 40,142
Kansas City ................... 15,945
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 26,629
Lou'l, Evan'l. Nash'1. Mph's .. 6,151
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,897
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla.City.. 20,364
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio. 14,809
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City 25,894
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 29,096
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,501
Total ....................... 317,699


Accumulation to date ....... 6,009,868


Week ended


12,576
8,894
20,276
18,281
32,850
11,642
23,973
38,647
14,061
50,9453
6,647
8,597
21,081
11,707
21,168
24,862
7,364


10,931
2,500
5,975
5,239
10,228
1,405

177

1,784
2,815
4,589
856
4,530
176
2,130
244


8,879
1,844
4,647
5,395
15,9635
1,448

144

7,358
3,946
3,620
1,458
4,5538
205
1,700
290


42,051
30,572
115,268
41,646
100,789
75,555
95,216
79,047
54,542
254,010
52,099
26,252
42,391
15,228
14,221
51,017
15,161


1,062,845


39,586
23,445
127,371
34,993
108,838
84,578
92,948
80,814
35,925
262,695
62,629
28,872
46,719
18,187
17,515
25,527
15,650


313,549 61,215 1,106,090


1,226,528


22,156,166


57,975
3,506
13,247
5,666
14,298
4,281
9,811
17,432


37,486
4,570
15,205
4,173
9,600
4,521
11,872
12,792


28,274 28,225


11,154 9,044
59,929 41,528
32,148 19,044
37,493 54,885
4,856 4,590

279,870 .
237,535


5,314,851


5,880,678 1,354,460 24,333,435 4,773,569


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


- --- ---- ~pT -'; -" La~" -: -- s-- -*
: t Pork : mb :
Beef y eal .e mul. lard)_:,and_ tton Total Total
Prod, u r ""-" : : meat :lard
SNum- : : Num- : : Num- : : Num- : p : rd
Prod. Prod. Prod. N Prod. od
: ber : : ber a : ber : : ber : : prod prod.
1.000 mil.1b. 1.000 ~dl.lb.1.o00 mil.1b.O00 mil.lb. mil.lb. mil.1b.


May 20,
May 15,
Apr.29,
May 21,


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


395
405
404
383


236.2
2435.4

228.3


Percentage change from:
May 13, 1961 -2 -3 -2
May 21, 1960 5 5 1


11.53
11.6

11.2


-5
1


1,275
1,33555
1,282
1,285


-4
-1


182.7
190.5

178.4


-4
2


315
310
317
256


2
23


14.8 445.0 --
14.9 460.4 --
-- -- 42.7
12.2 430.1 42.7


Average weight (Ib.) Lard
Week ended Sheep yield
SCattle Calves Hogs : and lambs per
--------------- -------- --- g/------ 100 lb
: Live :Dressed: Live _Dreased: Live tDressed: Live :Dressed; -


May 20, 1961 ........
May 13, 1961 ........
Apr.29, 1961 ........
May 21, 1960 ........


1040
1045
1040
1034


126
126
120
126


143
143
141
139


13.8


I/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


51,377






400


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


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

SMayo May May May May May May May May May
20 21 20 21 20 21 : 20 21 20 21
1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960

Slaughter cattle calves and vealers


25.15
25.40
25.68
23.55
21.70
19.88


23.20

19.45


16.75
16.50
16.12
14.50


50.35
31.18
27.92
28.05
24.58
21.85


26.60

21.25


18.20
17.65
16.90
15.5533


19.12 21.50
19.62 20.85


29.50
27.00
22.00


51.50
29.00
23.50


23.58
23.08
21.75
19.42


23.25
21.88
19.25


16.85
16.30
15.62
14.68


27.00
27.00
24.68
21.45


26.50
24.12
20.62


19.00
17.08
15.58
15.95


18.00 19.25
18.25 19.50


23.15
21.25
18.65


27.50
24.00
20.00


26.00
24.00
21.25


28.00
25.50
22.00


24.40
24.18
235.22
23.10
21.38
19.25


25.25
21.52
19.00


17.00
16.50
15.62
14.62


29.48
29.52
27.12
27.12
25.98
20.58


26.60
23.60
20.30


18.52
17.22
15.82
14.58


18.65 19.50
18.65 18.75


27.90
24.75
21.50


22.66
22.61
20.82
18.80


22.78
20.55
18.42



16.50
15.00
14.12


26.05
26.18
23.05
19.70


26.09
25.08
19.25


18.30
16.68
14.95
13.85


24.12
25.00
22.62
20.25


23.25
21.75
19.25


16.25
15.50
14.25
15.00


--

27.62
27.25
26.00
25.25


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.25
17.25
14.50
12.50


19.00 19.25 20.50 22.00


26.30
23.75
21.00


50.58
28.00
25.88


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


26.50
24.00
20.75


28.75
25.75
22.75


26.00
23.50
20.75


27.75
24.60
21.10


26.50
24.00
20.50


28.25
24.75
21.25


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 24.00 25.00
-- -- 20.75 21.50


24.00 25.50 23.75 25.75
20.25 22.00 20.50 22.25


-- -- 16.50 17.50 16.25 15.50


- -- 28.25 29.00 28.75 30.50


-- -- 25.50 26.00 26.00 26.75


16.00


-- 25.25
-- 21.00


-- -- 16.25


29.25 30.62


-- 27.75


27.50 29.00 -- 26.25


Steers -
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Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


29.00
26.50
24.00


51.00
29.00
25.50



26.50
24.25
21.00


25.50
22.75
19.75


27.50
25.00
21.50









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ROGSt AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
- - St.
:Louis Eight
Lois Kansas Sioux S. St. S. St. Indian- iktsa.
Week ended Chicago! Natl. City Omaha City :Joseph 2 Paul apolia comn-
*Stock 5 -
SStock 't : : :abined
: Yards : : : : a


AVERAGE COST -


Dollars per 100 pounds


Barrows
and
gilts


May 20,
May 13,
May 21,


May 20,
Sows May 13,
May 21,


1961
1961
1960
1961
1961
1960


16.42
16.50
16.55
15.89
14.10
15.24


AVERAGE WEIGHT -


Barrows
and
gilts


May 20, 1961
May 13, 1961
May 21, 1960


May 20, 1961
Sows May 15, 1961
May 21, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 20, 1961
and May 13, 1961
gilts May 21, 1960
May 20, 1961
Sows May 13, 1961
May 21, 1960
SOWS -


May 20,
May 15,
May 21.


1961
1961
1960


1/ Weighted average.


16.54
16.55
16.40
14.28
14.41
15.47


16.15
16.12
15.94
14.50
14.45
15.29


16.40
16.28
16.00
14.51
14.54
15.54


Pounds
241 227 237 244
239 226 241 2453
259 219 251 240
449 419 424 418
449 452 445 421
437 405 421 419


31191
3355615
284053

2880
5296
5686


11


51055
543354
58947

3818
3648
4429


17851
19784
15878

1166
1506
951


34090
41527
55048

5267
61753
4619


Percentage of total
7 6 15
6 6 15
7 6 12


16.06
15.96
15.82
14.20
14.27
15.49


16.23
16.06
16.02
14.60
14.47
15.58


246 239
247 239
245 250
420 415
420 411
412 412

35585 21745
59592 52289
55590 26601

4215 1897
4695 2212
5767 1802


16.14
16.24
15.91
14.54
14.47
15.54


16.68
16.84
16.60
14. 717
14.45
15.25


242 252
240 252
245 250
405 452


410
592


462
446


16.54
16.52
16.15
14.50
14.40
13.44


258
258
254
425
428
416


26602 21022 239159
28925 25249 275115


52258

5761
5598
5069


11 8 18
11 6 16
10 6 14


23800 254325

2795 27797
5070 29796
5021 27544

12 10
11 10
11 10


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO

Week ended Hog products 1/ I Hog prices 2/ Gross s rea
- - --- W ou*- -omrg
May 20, 1961 ............ $18.58 $17.01 $1.57
May 15, 1961 ............ 19.17 17.51 1.86
May 21, 1960 ............ 18.48 17.11 1.357
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.
5/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
s Barrows and Corn 27 : Hog-corn
Week ended gilts 1/ : No. 5 yelTow price ratio
5 Dollars per t Cents per based on
1 100 pounds bushel a barrows and gilts

May 20, 1961 ........... 16.42 112.6 14.6
May 13, 1961 ........... 16.50 112.5 14.7
May 21, 1960 ........... 16.55 120.7 15.5

1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on wool continued slow in the Boston
market. Limited activity on all the various
types and grades as buyers resorted to fill-in
purchases. The rather dull interest was due in
part to the fact that inventories on hand were
ample.
Demand was generally fair with moderate ac-
tivity in the territory States. Medium grade
fleeces met good outlet and prices were general-
ly steady. There was fair to good demand for
all grades of pulled wool. Noils were on the
slow side and prices weak.
Activity at New Zealand was rather limited
and many interests awaited auctions scheduled
late in the week. Cabled reports from Australia
and South Africa showed prices firm at midweek
following early declines of 1-20. In Australia,
Japan dominating and there was good support from
Eastern Europe. United Kingdom interest was
uneven but active late. European Continent domi-
nated in South Africa supported lightly by Japan.
Iceland wool was offered for shipment at 73-780.
Demand was very uneven for coarse Argentine wools
and prices were around 1-l lower while Monte-
video quotations were unchanged but firm under
limited offerings.
Fleece Wools Wool pools at Dyersburg and
Union City, Tennessee: Clear medium wool 55.42-
55.72#, light burry 50.42-50.720, medium burry
48.42-48.724, all grease basis, f.o.b. In
Virginia, approximately 700,000 pounds of medium
wool sold at 58-61 and around 150,000 pounds
medium wool around 591o, grease basis.
Wool pools at several counties in Pennsyl-
vania offered moderate volume bulk medium fleece
wools at around 551-56.754, grease basis.
Country buyers paid about the same as in
the previous week with prices ranging around 42-
470 to growers for medium grade wool, grease
basis.
Territory Wools Prices were steady to
around 24 lower for the week. Graded territory
64s good French combing and staple wool sold at
$1.15-1.20 clean basis, while graded 56/58s good
French combing and staple sold around $1.04-1.06.
RANGE SALES FOLLOW: Recent sales of bulk
fine and half-blood wools in Nevada sold mostly
at 40-46# f.o.b. Bulk 5/8s and 1/4 blood wools
sold in Idaho as follows: St. Anthony Pool about
100,000 pounds at 47.510, Blaine County Pool
around 75,000 pounds at 46.14, Boneville Pool
about 125,000 pounds at 47.514, Bear Lake Pool
around 52.50. Sales at Montana as follows:
Stevensville Pool 16,000 pounds at 50.554,
grease, bulk quarter and three-eighths, Ronan
Pool 90,000 pounds at 51.20 with 5 discount for
short fleeces, 15,000 pounds at 41.04, bulk fine
with some half.
Texas Wools and Mohair Large volume of 12
months good French combing and staple wool moved
in Texas around $1.18-1.24 clean basis, delivered
and in the Del Rio area wools 8 months were
around $1.10-1.15 clean, delivered. The mohair


market was virtually at a standstill. Offer-
ings of straight adult hair ranged from 935-
96G,.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign
wools continued rather dull. Markets were
easier at the opening but prices rebounded to
close firm. 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.

Australia
Oil-combed


61 $1.22
62 1.19
63 1.16
77 1.21
78 1.18
79 1.15
South
Oil-combed
7 $1.10
8 1.09
12 1.09
47 1.09
17 1.07


80
81
422
423
424
425


$1.12
1.10
1.18
1.12
1.05
.97


Africa
Scoured yields
27 $1.06
28 1.04
32 1.03
33 1.00
38 .98


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools: 64s -
$1.03, 60/64s $1.00, 60s 970, 60/58s -
950. 58/56s 935, 56/50s 91#, 50s 904.
Carpet Wools South American carpet
wools were around 1-1 below last week's
prices while New Zealand greasy carpet wools
were firm. Greasy Buenos Aires March 2nd clip
wools were offered for shipment from 77-794.
New Zealand carpet fleeces at 79-800, shorn
at 750 for shipment. All foregoing on clean
wool fibers present basis.

Woolen Wools Sales follow:


Scoured Pulled Domestic
56/58s ave. 1l" wh. $1.05
Scoured Pulled Foreign


Noils
Clear B.A. 64s
Schlumbs $.65


B.A. 56s 2-35" ch. wh. $1.05 Aust. 62/64s
Clean basis nobles lt.
defect $.91
CORRECTION: Report week ended 5/12 should
have read: Pulled foreign N. Z. 56/58s 2_-5.
white $1.08, clean basis.

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 18,1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.56
July wool tops 1.59
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.15
July wool 1.182
64s grade 21" ave. stretched length






404


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Prices for steer car-
casses were generally weak to $1.50 lower with
declines 500-$1.50 at New York, and Baltimore
50*-$2.00. Cow beef sold steady to mostly 500-
$1.00 off; at New York Standard veal and calf
$1.00 higher, other grades steady to weak. At
the other centers veal sold weak to mainly $1.00
lower. Lamb steady to $1.50 higher at New York,
a larger portion 50#-$1.00 higher, Washington
$1.00-2.00 up, Philadelphia steady, Baltimore
steady to $1.00 lower. Pork loins closed mostly
$2.00-5.00 lower; fresh skinned hams steady to
$3.00 lower; Boston butts and spareribs unchanged.
Prices for Choice and Prime kosher steer
forequarters were $1.00 lower; lamb weak to
mostly $1.00 off; veal and calf $1.00-2.00 lower.
Supplies of steer beef were fully normal and
above normal in some coolers at Washington; cow
beef moderate; veal, calf and lamb moderate to
normal; pork fully normal. Receipts of spring
lamb increased slightly, however, old crop lamb
predominated. Steer carcasses and cuts moved
rather slow with demand poor. Hindquarters,
rounds, ribs and particularly arm chucks were
harder to move than loins. At New York the slow
trade was largely the result of poor outlets
through chain store channels. Demand was poor
for cow beef. Trading was slow to moderately
active for veal and calf with best buyer activity
at Washington, and at New York Standard veal and
calf moved well. Buyers were moderately ag-
gressive for lamb carcasses and cuts with clear-
ances fairly complete. Most retailers pur-
chased only essential needs of pork loins, and
with supplies rather liberal, clearance was in-
complete throughout the Eastern Seaboard. Fair
demand prevailed for other pork cuts. Small to
moderate supplies of steer beef went unsold at
all markets.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold 500-
$1.00 lower; Good to Prime veal $1.00 lower,
Standard steady to $1.00 lower; lamb $1.50-2.00
higher, pork loins 8-16# $3.50-5.50 lower, Boston
butts 4-8# 50#-$1.00 lower, spareribs 3# down
$1.00 higher.
Supplies in the beef and lamb divisions were
normal, fresh pork moderate, veal still rather
small. Good and Choice grades predominated in
the beef trade, lamb was largely Choice carcasses
over 55#, spring lamb supply relatively small.
Further declines on beef in a slow trade
made it seventh consecutive week prices were
lower. At the outset rounds met a fair demand,
howeverJ/pWal cuts were slow but for the week
all cuts declined, chucks off the most. Standard
veal 75# and down and boning carcasses sold in a
brisk trade while heavier Standard veal along
with Good to Prime were rather slow. Despite up-
turns in the lamb division, local trading was


only moderately active at best. Fore end cuts
met buyers attention early but from midweek on
all cuts cleared somewhat evenly. Spareribs
were readily absorbed, pork loins and Boston
butts slow, loins declining each session.

PACIFIC COAST Steer and heifer beef sold
steady to $1.00 lower; cow beef steady to $1.00
lower, except firm to 50# higher in Los Angeles;
veal and calf steady, except steady to $1.00
lower in San Francisco, spring lamb mostly
steady in California, but $1.00-2.00 lower in
the Northwest; fresh and smoked pork steady to
$2.00 lower, except 12-16# loins $3.00-4.00
lower in Los Angeles and smoked hams steady to
$1.00 higher in San Francisco.
Supplies of steer and heifer beef con-
tinued abundant. Cow beef supply moderate in
Los Angeles but fully normal elsewhere.
Supplies of most other meats normal. Overall
trading continued slow, cow beef and spring
lamb in California fairly active.

CARLOT MEAT TRADS REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Steer beef sold 500-$1.00 lower for the week;
heifer beef mostly 50# lower; cow beef steady
to 500 higher; lamb steady to $2.00 higher,
mostly $1.00-2.00 up; pork loins $2.50-3.00
lower; fresh hams $1.00-3.00 lower, most de-
cline on 12-14# hams;butts $1.00 lower, pork
carcasses steady to 200 lower.
Beef and pork supplies were slightly be-
low normal, lamb some above normal. Demand
moderate to poor on all classes, except moder-
ate on cow beef and lamb.
Following prices f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
sold at $35.50-36.00, few carloads $36.50,
700-800# $34.50-35.50, few $36.00, Good 600-
700# $34.00-35.25, high-Good $35.50, 700-800#
$33.50-35.00. Choice 500-700# heifer beef
sold at $35.00-36.00, Good $33.50-34.50;
Canner, Cutter and Utility cow beef $29.25-
31.50.
Choice including some Prime 45-55# old
crop lamb carcasses $32.00-36.50, mostly
$33.25-35.25. Choice spring lamb including
some Prime, 35-55# $37.00-42.00, mostly
$38.00-40.00.
Pork: Pork loins 8-12# $37.00-38.50,
fresh hams 12-14# $36.00-38.00, 14-16# $35.00-
36.50, butts 4-8# $29.50-30.50. U.S. 1, 2
and 3 135-155# pork carcasses $23.25-24.80,
mostly $23.25-24.25, 155-175# $22.90-24.25,
mostly $23.10-23.70.
CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. Steer and heifer beef
sold 500-$1.00 lower; cow beef steady to 50#
lower; lamb mostly $1.00-2.00 higher; pork
loins at Chicago $3.00-3.50 lower.





405


iBOLEISALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
2 New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification T *-!-
2 May 20 : May 21 2 May 20 2 May 21 : May 20 : May 21 May 20 2 May 21
: :9631 12Q60 :6 : 1961 1960 : 1 961 19 19 2 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

8-14
4-8
5# down


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


43.60
41.45
39.95
58.95
38.95


59.00
49.00
45.50


47.20
46.20
44.10
44.35





60.00
51.50
47.50


38.62
38.25
37.75
37.75

38.50
38.50
36.88

58.25
51.25
48.25


44.82
44.38
43.12
43.12

44.69
44.69
41.81

56.00
51.00
48.00


39.62
37.62
39.38
37.88

38.62





50.25


45.85
44.75
44.50
43.50

44.50
45.00




54.00


58.88
57.25
38.12
37.19

58.50
37.44
57.69


45.00
43.50
43.00
41.50

44.56
43.31
42.25


41.50 52.50 56.56* 45.81* 37.00 45.50 38.00 46.00
41.50 51.50 36.56* 45.81* 57.00 45.50 58.00 46.00


44.50
36.00
42.50


46.80
35.50
41.10


41.70
33.19
38.50


42.50
51.38
57.75


47.00
41.00
46.50


46.00
39.00
47.00


44.00
38.25
42.25


43.00
35.50
43.50


45.00 48.50 47.00 50.25 45.50 50.00 43.25 48.00


49.00 44.50


34.75
16.50


29.30
13.50


TVDDI'E A *Or


VUL" SA R.LijaS URLJU.LJ
Classification s-


Steer 5eer
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -


Choice


Good

Cow beef
Utility


Lamb -
Prime


Choice


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


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


Canner and Cutter


55-45#
45-55
55-65
55-45
45-,55
55-65


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#

*Spring lamb.


36.50-37.50
36.00-37.00
35.00-35.50
35.00-36.00
35.00-36.00
34.50-35.50

36.00-36.50
36.00-36.50
34.50-35.00
34.50-35.00

29.50-31.00
30.50-31.50




38.00
35.00-37.00
32.00-34.00

38.50-40.00


53.50 52.50 54.50 51.00 52.00 50.50


55.50
15.00


54.00
13.00


55.00
18.00


52.00
17.00


54.00
16.81


52.00
14.75


BASIS WEEK ENDED May 19, 1961
RaTdF. B :- Fr.des d1ver 14 -
-envCer M: -a BIew-rr d M d jdBa


35.00-36.00
34.50-35.50
34.00-34.50

33.00-35.70
33.00-35.70

35.00-38.00
34.75-35.50
32.50-34.00
32.50-34.00

28.50-31.00





35.50
32.50-34.50
30.50-31.50


35.50-36.00
35.00-35.50
34.50-35.00

34.50-35.50
33.75-35.00

35.50-36.00
35.50-36.00
34.00-34.25
34.00-34.25

29.00-30.00
30.00-31.00


33.25-35.25
30.25-32.25

38.00-40.00


38.00-39.00
37.00-38.50
37.00-38.00
36.50-38.00
35.50-38.00
36.00-38.00


36.00-39.00
33.00-34.00

36.00-39.00
33.00-34.00


38.50-39.00
37.50-38.00
37.00-37.50

37.50-38.00
37.00-37.50


38.00-38.50


31.50-32.00
32.00-32.50

39.00-42.00*
39.00-41.00*

39.00-42.00*
39.00-41.00*


40.00-40.50





406


MEAT AND'MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
---------------------------------------
: "Week ended
------------------ --- -----------
Product : Apr. Apr. Apr. : Apr.
8 15 22 : 29
1961 : 1961 : 1961 1961
- ------------------------------------------------------
Placed in cure 1,000# 1000# 1,000# O
Beef / 2,643 2,787 2,858 2,941
Pork / 54,163 57,929 60,242 61,011
Other o . 459 100 92 159
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef 1/ . 659 884 725 845
Pork 1/ . 39,817 42,729 45,128 44,988
Cooked meat -
Beef. *. 1,778 1,791 1,854 2,154
Pork. . .* 5,467 3,837 4,5347 4,565
Other . 78 71 96 47
Sausage -
Fresh finished. 4,566 4,757 4,797 4,558
To be dried or semi-dried 2,414 2,457 2,454 2,552
Franks, wieners 12,252 14,159 135,825 15,725
Other, smoked or cooked 12,103 135,456 14,221 13,758
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. 35,529 4,119 35,944 5,877
Steaks, chops,.roasts 11,666 12,115 12,295 12,690
Meat extract. 20 51 74 87
Sliced bacon 1/ 19,045 19,055 19,705 19,500
Sliced, other I/ 2/ 5,730 6,240 6,268 6,165
Hamburger . 35,799 4,121 4,120 4,447
Miscellaneous meat product. 4,874 4,950 4,785 4,766
Lard, rendered 37,341 40,924 41,268 40,925
Lard, refined 27,625 31,515 29,585 30,317
Oleo stock . 1,079 1,288 1,5389 1,143
Edible tallow 8,111 8,653 8,788 8,971
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered . 1,5371 1,571 1,547 1,757
Refined 684 867 868 749
Compound confg animal fat 16,493 15,545 15,5348 17,449
Oleomargarine .1,653 2,758 2,581 2,203
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 49,863 52,495 52,576 50,151
Total 1/ 327,282 351,143 3555,5378 356,452

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














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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S- : : Kansas Fo :
Classification : Chicago *' Omaha Kanas : orth Denver :
2: Oaa Ci W o r-


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:


Prime May
MaZ
Choice May
May
Good May
May


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:


(Spring) All wts.
1961 19.80
1960 ---
1961 19.00
1960 --
1961 18.00
1960 --
(Shorn) 105 lb. d


18.22 18.12
24.82 24.70
17.68 17.70
25.82 24.0
-- 16.60
-- 22.65


-- 18.88
22.05 24.80
' 17.10 17.72
..21.50, 23.52
16.45 -
20.70 --


: North
Ogden : Port-
3 land

-- 17.50
25.75 --
-- 17.38
23.00 23.09
-- 16.62
22.00 22.06


Prime May 20, 1961 -- -- 15.68
May 21, 1960 21.55 21.58 --


Choice May
May
Good May
May
EWES: (Shorn)
Good & May
Choice May


20, 1961
21, 1960
20, 1961
21, 1960
- All wts.
20, 1961
21, 1960


Cull & May 20, 1961
Utility May 21, 1960
FEEDER LAMBS: All wts.
Good & May 20, 1961
Choice May 21, 1960
*Wooled basis.


15.58
20.75
14.50
19.58


14.72 14.85.
20.70 20.40


135.42
19.58


5.48 5.22
6.25* 6.50
5.05 4.22
5.00* 4.72


13.60
18.90

4.00
4.50
3.00
5.50


-- 14.00 --
-- 21.00 --


12.55
17.55


14.80
20.62


11.55 15.68
16.65 19.45

5.62
-- 6.20
4.50 4.12
4.60 4.78

10.55 --
17.535 --


-- 14.25
19.50 17.75
-- 12.50
18.00 17.25

-- 5.44
5.75 5.25
-- 5.69
5.50 -.50


-- 14.75


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