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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT Of AGRICULTURE
WASHINOTON 25, 0.O.


Vol. 28, No. 21


May 24, 1960


Week ended May 21


Livestock Market Receipts . .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics . .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder Cattle
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 *. .

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

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers
declined for the third consecutive week at
leading midwest terminals under the influence
of continued liberal marketing and lower
dressed beef prices. Slaughter steers sold
unevenly steady to $1.00 lower for the week,
heifers steady to 500 off; slaughter cows gen-
erally steady to 500 higher. Prices were
little changed on stocker and feeder cattle
and calves at midwest centers, except at Kansas
City where prices advanced 500, instances $1.00
up in a reaction to the lower trend at that
market the previous week. Barrows and gilts
sold steady to 750 lower over the Corn Belt.
At midwest points, spring slaughter lambs
closed steady to 500 lower, old crop offerings
averaged about steady. At Fort Worth spring
and old crop lambs were $1.00-1.50 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Cattle
marketing continued liberal but slightly
below previous week when the 12-market re-
ceipts were largest since January. Slaugh-
ter steers and heifers formed the bulk of
arrivals at the majority of midwest markets
and Good to average-Choice grades continued
to predominate by long odds. However, the pro-
portion of cows in receipts increased slightly.
With cattle marketing and beef production
continuing to run at the heaviest rate since
January, prices were under most downward pres-
sure in some time. Slaughter steers sold steady
to $1.00 lower with declines of 50-750 at
several centers. Heifers closed steady to
500 lower, instances 750 off. At the same
time, cows remained in fairly good demand and
brought steady to 500 higher prices with the
exception of a 500 lower trend in So. St. Paul
where cows formed 25 percent of cattle receipts,
most for any of the 12 markets. Oklahoma City
cattle receipts were heaviest of any week so
far this year and arrivals were 10 percent
cows compared to 8 percent the previous week.
Bulls sold steady to 500 higher and vealers
held steady in So. St. Paul but declined $1.00
in St. Louis National Stock Yards. Wholesale
dressed beef prices declined as pipelines
leading to consumers were filled as the re-
sult of three weeks of the heaviest cattle mar-
ketings since January. Chicago wholesale
dressed beef prices were 50O-$1.50 lower, the
sharpest decline for any week so far this year.
At Chicago, high-Choice and Prime slaugh-
ter steers, mostly 1050-1400#, bulked at $28.50-
32.25 with 3 loads Prime $32.50; majority Choice
$26.75-28.50. Elsewhere, high-Choice steers,
some with a Prime end realized $27.00-28.75,
2 loads 1128-1193# mixed high-Choice and Prime
$29.25 at Omaha; bulk Choice $25.75-27.50;
Good steers at all midwest centers $22.50-26.00,
Choice heifers largely $25.00-27.00, numerous


loads reaching $27.50 at Chicago where Prime
1100# heifers reached $29.00; Good over the
area $22.00-25.00. Most Utility and Commercial
cows $16.00-18.00, few $18.50; Canners and Cut-
ters $13.00-16.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and calves
at midwest terminal markets were little differ-
ent in volume than the seasonally moderate
numbers received either the previous week or
a year ago. High-Medium to average-Choice
grades continued to predominate with a large
percentage consisting of 500-750# stock steers.
Price trends around the market circuit continued
to show marked variations. Trading often was
fairly active at steady to strong prices and
at Kansas City an advance of 50 to in some
instances $1.00 erased a substantial part of
the sharp decline which occurred at that market
the previous week. In contrast at Omaha sales
were steady to weak and at Oklahoma City, Good.
and Choice grades were weak to 500 lower,
Common and Medium $1.00-2.00 lower. At Wich-
ita prices were steady to 500 lower and at
Fort Worth Common and Medium stockers sold
$1.00-2.00 lower while Good and Choice held
steady. Although slaughter cattle prices de-
clined during the week, the price relationship
between feeder and slaughter cattle appears
somewhat more favorable than a year ago.
Thus, while demand in recent weeks has been
fairly good, frequent price fluctuations on
the one hand would tend to indicate a desire
for cattle and on the other more than the nor-
mal amount of uncertainty in regard to price
levels during the summer and fall months. A
fairly prolonged dry spell and deteriorating
range conditions in some southwestern localities
was a factor influencing the currently poor de-
mand for Common and Medium stockers at termi-
nals in that area. However, pasture conditions
in the nation as a whole are considered above
average and in addition there are abundant
stockpiles of all kinds of feeds in most of
the major feeding areas.
Bulk Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder
steers brought $23.00-26.00,. Steers over 900#
seldom exceeded $25.00 whereas Choice fleshy
708# reached $28.50. Medium to low-Good feed-
ers sold from $20,00-22.50. Good and Choice
550-700# stock steers sold chiefly from $24.00-
29.50. At Sioux City Choice 670# brought
$29.00, 629 $31.00 and 3 loads 535# $31.50.
Good and Choice yearling heifers bulked at
$22.50-26.50, including Choice 700Q feeders
at $24.75. Good and Choice steer calves,
often in small lots, sold from $26.00-35.50.
At Denver Choice 320# reached $34.25. At
Sioux City 11 loads Choice, thin 325-337# heif-
er calves sold at $32.00-32.50 but such offerings


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were scarce elsewhere around the market cir-
cuit where Good and Choice heifer calves bulked
at $23.00-28.75.

HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at
the 12 markets were about 2 percent less than
in the previous week but 4 percent above a
year ago. Supplies were rather unevenly dis-
tributed as some points where rain interfered
with spring field work received substantial
increases of hogs. At many of the western
Corn Belt markets a sizable volume of the
receipts again consisted of barrows and gilts
weighing 230-280#. Over the area, however,
mixed No. 1-3, 190-260# barrows and gilts
predominated. Sows made up 6-14 percent at
the various centers. Compared with the pre-
vious week's close, barrows and gilts sold
steady to 75# lower, extremes $1.00 off at
Omaha but at Chicago 190-220# were steady to
25# higher, and at Indianapolis all weights
closed strong to 250 higher. Sow prices were
steady to 500 lower, mainly steady to 25#
off.
At the close, selected lots of No. 1,
and mixed No. 1 and 2, 190-230# barrows and
gilts sold at $16.35-17.75, largely $16.50-
17.25; mixed U. S. 1-3, 180-250,# bulked at
$16.00-16.75, with 190-220# at Chicago $17.00-
17.35, and 180-240Q at Indianapolis $16.25-
17.25. Mixed U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows bulked
at $12.50-14.75. Prices on feeder pigs were
weak to 50# lower at So. St. Paul and 25#
lower, instances 500 off at Sioux City. Me-
dium and Good 130-21CW feeder pigs at Sioux
City sold at $15.50-16.25, few Good and Choice
$16.50-16.75. At So. St. Paul mostly Good
130-160# feeders brought $15.00-15.50.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts were unchanged from the pre-
vious week but were again moderately larger
than at this time last year. Marketing was
heaviest on Monday when rainfall kept producers
from field work. Prices declined early in
the week under the influence of liberal re-
ceipts but leveled off at midweek and strength-
ened on later days. Closing prices as compared
with the preceding Friday were steady to 100
lower on butchers under 230# while heavier
weights were steady to 250 higher; sows
steady to 100 lower, instances 355 off on
weights over 450'/. U. S. 1-3, 190-240#
butchers sold late from $15.60-16.35 with
limited volume mixed No. 1 and 2 $16.25-16.50,
few lots selected No. 1 190-230# reached
$16.75; mixed No. 1-3, 270-400# sows brought
$13.00-14.25; 400-550#, $11.50-13.65.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals were little changed from the pre-
vious week, but around 7 percent larger than
corresponding week last year. Old crop lambs
predominated in supplies at northern Corn Belt
points, while spring lambs comprised up to
50 percent of the supply farther south. Ap-


proximately 40 percent of receipts at Fort
Worth sold on feeder accounts, otherwise,
feeders were rather scarce. Closing prices
on old crop lambs were uneven, averaging about
steady while spring lambs sold steady to 500
lower. However, the spring run of lambs
was well underway at Fort Worth and sales
at that market were $1.00-1.50 lower, most de-
cline on spring lambs. Slaughter ewes mostly
steady, instances $1.00 lower aside from the
500 advance at Omaha. Feeder lambs mainly
steady, except 50 lower at Fort Worth.
At midwest terminals, Choice and Prime
85-105# spring slaughter lambs brought $23.00-
25.25, few Prime $25.50-26.75; Good and Choice
$22.50-23.50. Good to Prime spring lambs
at Fort Worth $20.00-23.50, mostly $20.00-
22.00 at the close. Good and Choice 90-110#
old crop wooled and shorn No. 1 and 2 pelt
slaughter lambs in the midwest $19.00-21.50,
few Choice and Prime $22.00, instances
$22.25.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota di-
rect sheep and lamb marketing were around
11 percent less than the previous week, but
approximately 4 percent above the correspond-
ing week last year. Shorn old crop lambs
comprised the bulk of receipts. Closing
prices compared with the previous Friday were
mostly steady. Choice, with a few Prime, 90-
105# shorn slaughter lambs with No. 2 to
fall shorn pelts sold at $20.50-21.00,
small volume No. 1 and fall shorn lambs
$21.00-21.50. Scattered Choice and Prime
spring slaughter lambs 80-100# $23.50-24.00,
few mostly Prime $24.25-24.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SAIES
Note: Shrink on most range and feed-
lot sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent
f.o.b. some with short haul and 3 percent
shrink. All sales for immediate delivery un-
less specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
out of California and Arizona feedlots mod-
erately active, mostly steady; stocker and
feeder cattle steady to 500 lower; spring
lambs steady to strong.
Slaughter steers: In central Califor-
nia, 7 loads average to high-Choice 1000-
1025# $29.00; 13 loads Choice 950-1050#
$28.00-28.25, including 4 loads delivered;
over California and Arizona, Good to mostly
Choice 750-1200# $26.40-27.75, loadlots mix-
ed Good and Choice $25.00-26.50; Standard
and Good $23.75-25.00. Contracts for June-
September delivery, included 4 loads Choice
925-975# at $27.10, and 90 loads Good to
mostly Choice 950-1150# $26.00. Slaughter
heifers: Good to mostly Choice 750-1000#
$26.00-27.00.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
550-850# stocker and feeder steers $24.00-






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26.50; 800 Choice 550# yearling heifers
$24.50, small volume Good and Choice 550-900#
heifers $22.50-24.25. In Nevada, for October
1 delivery, 700 Good and Choice 650# steers
$24.00.
Lambst In California, Choice and Prime
wooled and shorn spring slaughter lambs
$21.50-23.00; 2,300 predominantly Good and
Choice spring feeders $21.00; 1,300 Good and
Choice yearling breeding ewes $26.00 per head.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle moderately active. Fed steers sold
25-50f lower, heifers mostly steady, in-
stances 25f lower. In Colorado 67 loads av-
erage-Choice 1085-1225# fed steers $26.75-
27.25; 39 loads mostly Choice 1075-1250#
$26.00-26.75, mostly $26.25-26.65; 4 loads
Good to low-Choice 1100-1200# $25.15-25.75;
2 loads Standard and Good 1068# $21.00. For-
ty-seven loads average-Choice 765-1000 fed
heifers $26.25-26.50; 110 loads mostly Choice
825-1030# $25.75-26.25; 10 loads high-Good
and Choice 925-1000# $25.50-25.90; 6 loads
mostly Good 875-975# $25.00-25.25.
Trading on stocker and feeder cattle
and calves slow. The few sales and contracts
confirmed at steady to weak prices. Western
Kansas: 5 loads Choice 625# feeder steers
$27.50; 2 loads Good and Choice 460-550#
short-yearling heifers $24.50; 400 Good and
Choice 650# feeder heifers $23.75-24.25; 450
mostly Choice 850-900# feeder steers $26.00.
Fed old crop lambs sold strong to 50f
higher, with sales confirmed on 18 loads.
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 97-114#
shorn lambs with No. 1 and 2 pelts $20.00-
20.75, mostly $20.50-20.75.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Weather
continued dry and windy. Direct sales of
52 loads slaughter steers and 12 loads heif-
ers fully steady. Confirmed transactions on
stockers and feeders totaled about 4,000
head, steady. Three loads low to average-
Choice 941# fed steers $26.25, 49 loads
Standard, Good and low-Choice 780-1100#
$24.00-25.75; 9 loads Good and low-Choice
750-862# fed heifers $25.00-25.50, 3 loads
Standard and low-Good 700-725# $23.50-24.50.
String of 1,000 Choice 500# steer calves
and short yearlings $28.00; 300 Good to
mostly Choice 640# stock steers $25.50; 1,900
Choice 360-500# steer calves $30.00-32.00,
700 Choice 370-500/ heifer calves $26.00-
29.00; 100 Choice feeder steers to weigh 900#
on delivery at seller's option anytime in
October $24.00.
Amarillo Area Confirmed sales of 49
loads fed steers and heifers strong to 25#
higher. Sales on about 18,000 stockers and
feeders steady to fully 500 lower. Forty-
five loads Good and Choice 1050-1200# fed


steers $24.35-27.00; 4 loads Choice 900-1000#
heifers $26.50-26.75. Good and Choice 600-
1050# stocker and feeder steers $25.50-27.00;
Good and Choice 550-650# heifers $23.00-
25.00; few Good and Choice stock calves
$30.00 on steers, $25.00-28.00 heifers. Few
contracts for fall delivery on Good and Choice
650-750# feeder steers $23.00-23.50 and 650-
725# heifers $22.50-25.75.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Fed
steers and heifers along with stockers and
feeders steady to weak, slaughter lambs
steady.
Washington and Idaho Good to most-
ly Choice slaughter steers 1000-1150# $26.00-
27.00, few loads Choice 975-1090# $27.25-
28.00, Choice 1175-1275# $25.50-26.50, Good
and Choice $24.50-25.50. Mixed Good and
Choice 1050-1100# $22.00-22.50 F.O.B.
Canada. Good and Choice 800-1000# fed
heifers $24.00-26.00; Good with few Choice
$21.00 F.O.B. Canada.
Oregon Good and Choice 700-925#
feeder steers $26.00-26.25, For fall de-
livery: Good and Choice 650-850# stocker
and feeder steers $22.50-24.00 with 750#
heifers $21.50; Good and Choice 450#
stock calves, steers $27.00-28.00 and
heifers $25.00-26.00. Idaho Good and
Choice 700-1000# feeder steers $22.00-
23.50.
Idaho Choice and Prime spring
slaughter lambs in pools $22.75-25.65.
Oregon Choice and Prime spring slaugh-
ter lambs $21.50-23.55; Good and Choice
old crop lambs $17.00-18.00.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading very slow with few fall
contracts steady on stocker and feeder
yearlings and feeder lambs. Montana-
335 Good and Choice yearling stockers,
steers $24.00-24.50, heifers $22.00-
22.50; 145 Good and Choice 800# feeder
steers $22.25; load same grades 2-year-old
steers $20.00 and 100 yearling heifers
$21.00.
Feeder lambs, fall delivery: Mon-
tana, 1,700 Good and Choice 75# $17.00.
Wyoming, 12,000-14,000 Good and Choice 70-
75# wether lambs $18.00.
Wool: Douglas, Wyoming, 300,000#
half blood to mostly fine 12-months re-
latively light shrinking ewes wool in
band size lots 47-49# per grease pound.
Montana Gallatin pool, about 250,000#
bulk Medium grade, 51.16#; Granite-Powell
pool, at Drummond, about 7,000 fleece,
also bulk Medium 50.55# and Fairfield pool,
in northern Montana, 19,000 fleece of
mixed grade wool running about 1/3 Fine, 1/5 half
blood and 1/3 Medium 47.02# per grease pound.
Musselshell area, 4,000 fleece exceptionally
long staple yearling ewes wool 47#.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S Cattle Calves Sheep and lamue
Market :M 21 May 23 : May 21 May 23: May 21 i May 253 : May 21 : May 23
___ _-- 1- 960 : 1 959 1 1960 1959 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
Chicago ............... 44,048 43,818 299 251 36,705 50,448 2,640 4,315
Cincinnati ............. 3,005 2,787 798 770 10,070 8,849 420 750
Denver ................. 11,317 10,819 298 322 6,405 5,787 10,244 6,626
Fort Worth ............. 10,871 7,966 3,123 1,681 3,159 3,131 48,826 41,039
Indianapolis ........... 6,800 6,572 669 466 28,535 29,890 490 874
Kansas City ............ 18,185 13,393 634 421 17,561 15,710 7,386 8,138
Oklahoma City .......... 10,771 7,426 1,032 426 4,597 3,961 3,682 3,483
Omaha .................. 41,555 39,221 407 209 43,203 41,092 8,957 8,955
St. Joseph ............. 17,604 15,473 576 715 29,873 23,597 5,960 6,313
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,505 13,163 2,017 2,037 65,797 58,544 2,921 2,390
Sioux City ............ 26,469 29,660 856 515 39,615 36,551 4,724 6,934
S. St. Paul ............ 22,392 21,783 5,327 5,274 44,770 45,239 3,397 3,078
Total .................. 228,522 212,081 16,036 13,087 330,290 318,599 99,647 92,895
May 14, 1960 ........... 229,025 13,796 337,981 98,811
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
May 21, 1960 May 14, 1960 May 23, 1959
Hogs ..... 340,000 340,000 503,500
Sheep .... 22,000 24,600 21,200

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
------ -- ----7-- Week ended _s Month : Four montFhs
May 19 :May 12 ~May 2l : Apr. : Apr. : Jan.- Apr.
--------------: 1960 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
Steers 1001# up ............ 55331 687 1,422 3,104 4,632 11,568 20,815
901-1000 ........... 1,915 1,865 1,657 8,485 11,944 35,805 42,385
801-900 ............. 3,060 3,115 3,207 11,811 16,270 54,060 59,176
701-800 ............. 4,776 4,270 4,451 17,654 22,548 67,561 72,598
501-700 ............. 13,015 13,296 8,685 50,937 57,595 160,519 177,584


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ts ...... 23,097
...... 706#
...... $24.50
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... 25.64
'aul ..... 22.96
Lty ...... 26.18
24.42
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;.h..... 22.26
City ... 22.45
oseph ... 24.52
s NSY ... 24.26
rkets .... 6,477
S .... 2,940
U .... 246


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

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Week ended :Chicago: Omaha: :Louis: a : :Denver: W :Wichita:
: aCity ; Joseph* NSY City Paul ,apolis : Worth: City Antonio
Stockers and feeders


May 20,
May 13,
May 22,


1960 2
1960 2
1959 2


May 20, 1960
May 13, 1960
May 22, 1959


38 135
46 16
51 10


10


15 7 23 5 8
12 5 18 5 8
- 18 6 --28- 5 4
Slaughter cows
5 11 7 25 8
7 8 6 25 8
5 8 4 50 8


8 70
15 70
- -12 50


20 20
12 15
12 25


25,233
703#5
$24.74
25.10
25.61
25.45
25.53
26.07
25.38
20.85
25.13
24.68
24.70
6,198
3,316
466


19,422
738#
$28.45
28.47
28.98
28.55
26.553
29.86
27.50
26.71
27.08
27.94
28.46
5,444
3,712
558


91,991
708#
$25.30
24.40
25.46
25.48
23.83
26.38
25.74
24.18
24.13
25.05
24.45
33,808
15,838
1,657


112,989
721#
$28.48
28.21
28.63
29.57
26.10
29.89
28.01
27.59
26.87
27.86
27.29
30,904
22,880
2,736


329,513
724#
$24.50
24.14
24.51
24.52
23.253
25.71
25.05
23.82
25.41
24.20
23.66
148,122
50,435
10,689


372,558
731#
$27.63
26.75
27.31
28.33
25.28
29.45
28.25
27.45
26.54
27.07
26.27
146,612
69,125
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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER V


Grade


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.....**


: Pecetoftoa v .~~+
S Number of head ercent of total Average weight Average price in
by grades (pounds) ;dollars per 100 lb.
-- - - -
Week ended
SMay 19 May 21 May19 May 21 May 19 May21 : May 19 May 21
: 1960 : 1959 : 196Q.0 :_ J.959 :_ J6Q : J951 J Q _:_ J9 U
CHICAGO


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
12,779



3,.596
2,201
678

118
6,5953



249
4,426
1,282

524
6,481



3,420
5,181
645
114
9,360


710
18,938
11,597
783

184
32,212

S- 45
8,545
11,173
918
289
20,968

52
6,104
6,016
606
266
13,044


2..6;
2,620
1,148
374

29
4,171



985
3,063
1,159

144
5,331



3,085
5,056
547
41
8,729


3.4
53.7
39.1
1.9

1.9


2.2
58.8
36.0
2.4

.6


OMAHA
.6 .2
37.3 40.7
53.6 53.3
7.3 4.4
1.2 1.4

SIOUX CITY-
.4 .4
47.9 46.8
43.8 46.1
7.4 4.7
.5 2.0


KANSAS

54.5
33.4
10.5

1.8


62.8
27.7
9.0

.5


ST. LOUIS NSY


3.8
68.3
19.8

8.1


18.5
57.4
21.4

2.7


1,244 1,234
1,185 1,200
1,091 1,108
999 1,023

1,047 1,022
1,144 1,162

1,217 1,~32


1,169
1,088
1,088
1,043
1,118

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




1,133
1,073
1,040

998
1,101



1,129
1,059
991

972
1,041


1,163
1,104
1,085
1,009
1,126


31.51
27.55
25.51
21.94

19.91
26.70

28.65
26.35
24.65
20.62
18.78


51.97
29.49
28.12
25.68

24.02
28.97

31.00
28.18
26.80
24.03
22.87


24.99 27.23


1,306 29.00 30.14


1,199
1,115
1,045
1,016
1,150_


1,110
1,093
985

986


26.45 28.45
24.96 27.18
20.45 24.54
18.21 23.46
25.37 27.63


26.47 28.40
25.14 26.71
21.56 25.95
18.66 21.77--
18.66 21.77


1,093 25.44 27.52


1,109
1,037
1,015

993
1,044


27.54 29.13
25.55 27.66
22.64 25.90

19.94 23.81
24.65 27.48


~ ~St.J-SEP -


36.5
55.4
6.9
1.2


55.3
57.9
6.53
.5


1,148
1,076
1,096
939
1,102


1,150
1,090
1,028
813
1,106


26.26
24.50
19.92
18.39
24.79


S- DENVER


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility ........
All grades.....
2/ Data collected


4,196 2,839 78.8 66.0 1,156 1,160 26.42
988 1,368 18.6 31.8 1,087 1,154 24.86
114 97 2.1 2.2 1,094 1,066 20.56
25 -- .5 -- 982 18.09
5,323 4,304 1,141 1,150 25.99
--------------------by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.
by Agricultural Estimates,, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


28.54
27.14
24.28
21.48
27.47



28.14
27.12
22.99

27.71








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


c - Clve Hogs
_---------------------------------------- ~te t_^^w ____Jy_- --
City or Area : May 21 : May 23 May 21 May 2 May21 : May 23
1.9_ O : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 :- 1959


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'1.Evan'1.Nashtl.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...


12,376
8,894
20,276
18,281
32,830
11,642
23,973
38,647
14,061
30,943
6,647
8,597
21,081
11,707
21,168
24,862
7,364


11,608
6,932
17,434
23,766
27,745
10,267
19,635
36,015
10,284
31,188
6,342
6,173
17,281
11,424
18,716
20,137
6,571


8,879
1,844
4,647
5,395
15,963
1,448

144

7,338
3,946
3,620
1,458
4,5338
205
1,700
290


9,142
893
3,800
4,5355
15,373
2,438

122

6,537
5,182
2,145
1,026
4,214
177
1,942
279


39,386
23,4435
127,371
54,995
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


: Sheep
sMay 21
: 1960


42,4355
29,536
112,592
48,792
98,845
80,679
75,2853
68,583
31,565
244,835
56,104
23,451
41,054
16,558
14,719
25,085
14,974


Total.................... 313,549 281,516 61,215 57,805 1,106,090 1,024,888 237,535 208,815


Accumulation to date....... 8 ,


1,354,460
5,390,099


24,333,435


1,340,151


23,360,712


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND NEAT PRODUCTION


Week ended


1960 .......
1960 ...............
1960 1/ ............
1959 1/ ............


: : T Pork -: Lamb -
7 --- ---* 7------^"!--1 ^^ ^ E-
Beef Veal -oA
BerVel :(excl. lard) : and muNtton :
T : d:NE: b b r:-N-- : -
ber : Pod': ber : od:b : Pod* ber : frod.
1,000 mil.2b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb.
375 224.2 90 11.2 1,265 175.2 265 12.5
375 224.2 90 10.9 1,345 187.8 265 12.7
365 -- 91 1,352 -- 280 -
337 203.3 83 10.5 1,174 165.7 233 11.1


Total Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.1b. mil.Ib.
423.1 --
435.6 --
43.7
390.6 43.8


Percentage change from:

May 14, 1960 ...............
May 25, 1959 ...............


0 0
11 10


S~ Average Lweight_ 1 : b
Week ended : Cattle Calves Hogs heep :
:L r : Ls _: tv:r ss : and Dlambss :
: Llv TDFeissed~:!LTv3e:Dresie3 Ei:eTDFeis;d-:~LIve9 Dresse ~:


May 21, 1960 ........... ...
May 14, 1960 ...............
May 7, 1960 ......*.........
May 23, 1959 ...............


1040
1040
1045
1045


220
215
210
223


125
121
119
127


243
245
242
249


138
140
138
141


1/ Actual slaughter. / Excludes lard.


yndi lambs
SMa 235
_ 59 _


34,320
3,366
14,875
4,473
8,886
3,622
11,579
14,909

21,810


9,446
35,001
17,709
22,922
5,897


37,486
4,570
15,205
4,1753
9,600
4,521
11,872
12,792

28,225


9,044
41,528
19,044
34,885
4,590


4,773,569


4,684,930


May
May
May
May


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.


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Classification


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: _-- ---- ---_---- -__--_- -: :- North~


SChicago

May May
21 23
S1960 195
* 0


Kansas City

May :May
21 235
9 1960 1959


Omaha

SMay May
. 21 0 253
, 1960 1959


Denver


. May v
S21 .
: 1960


May
253
1959


: Portland
' May May
. 21 23
: 1960 1959


Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


Heifers -
Choice*
Good*-*
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All vts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


30.35
31.18
27.92
28.05
24.58
21.85


26.60

21.25


18.20
17.65
16.90)
15.33)


32.10
32.50
29.98
50.02
27.62
25.50



27.00
24.88


21.58
19.98
18.12


27.00
27.00
24.68
21.45


26.30
24.12
20.62


19.00
17.08
15.58)
13.95)


21.50 24.80 19.25
20.85 23.40 19.50


31.50
29.00
25.50


34.40
29.50


26.00
24.00
21.25


28.00
25.50
22.00


28.68
28.60
26.42
24.05


28.42
26.18
23.60


20.65
19.68
17.50


29.48
29.52
27.12
27.12
23.98
20.58


26.60
23.60
20.50


18.32
17.22
15.82)
14.58)


22.00 19.50
21.25 18.75


30.00
27.50
25.25


34.50
51.70
28.50


26.30
23.75
21.00


30.82
30.82
28.70
28.68
26.30
24.12


28.55
26.02
23.78


21.38
19.62
17.25



23.25
22.25


26.05
26.18
25.05
19.70


26.09
23.08
19.25


18.30
16.68
14.95)
13.85)



19.25


28.05
28.05
25.42
22.62


28.08
25.48
22.12


21.00
19.75
17.50


27.62
27.25
26.00
23.25


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.25
17.25
14.50)
12.50)


29.41
29.12
28.28
26.50



27.25
25.50


21.25
19.75
16.58


22.50 25.00
253.00 22.00 24.00


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.00
29.00
25.50


52.40
30.20
27.50


28.50
26.50


34.50
32.25
28.50


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


32.75
29.62
27.00


27.75
24.60
21.10


32.00
29.75
26.50


28.25
24.75
21.25


52.62
28.62
25.95


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 25.00 29.75 25.50 29.50 25.75 29.00 25.25 27.25
-- 21.50 26.00 22.00 25.00 22.25 25.00 21.00 24.25


-- 17.50 20.25 15.50 19.75



- 29.00 35.50 30 50 36.75


- 26.00 32.00 26.75 34.00


-- 19.50 16.25


30.62


29.00


36.00 27.75


30.50


33.50 26.25 28.50


*W4eight range 600-800# in 1959.
** 11 700-900# "


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


28.75
25.75
22.75


27.50
25.00
21.50


30.88
28.50
24.25


26.50
24.25
21.00


28.75
27.75
24.25








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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
---------------------------- ------ ---------------------- -------- -------- --------------
Louis : Kan- : S. S. 8-
Chi. NatI. sas Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City : City Joseph Paul apolis comn-
Yards Cbined
AVERAGE COST 6iL'~ Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows May 21,1960 16.35 16.40 15.94 16.00 15.82 16.02 15.91 16.60 16.15
and May 14,1960 15.79 16.01 15.85 15.97 15.89 16.03 16.08 16.18 15.98
gilts May 23,1959 16.48 16. 66 16.36 16.28 16.13 16.28 15.69 16.93 16238
May 21,1960 13.24 13.47 153.29 13.54 13.49 13.58 13.54 13.25 13.44
Sows May 14,1960 12.87 13.45 15.21 13.45 15.29 13.45 13.51 12.99 13.25
May 23,1959 12.98 13.36 12.75 13.21 12.89 13.61 15.18 13.09 13.15
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows May 21,1960 259 219 231 240 245 230 245 230 254
and May 14,1960 234 225 232 242 245 231 242 230 234
gilts May 2321 959..... 236 220 228 238 2357 231 241 229 252
May 21,1960 437 405 421 419 412 412 392 446 416
Sows May 14,1960 454 408 429 419 432 396 411 449 425
May 2 5,1959 ...... .....41.... A.....4....Q6.....402....8.....50...-49..
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 21,1960 28403 58947 15878 35048 33390 26601 32258 23800 254325
and May 14,1960 31784 58451 17078 58093 34391 25549 29872 26286 261484
gilts May 23,1959 39171 52744 15768 32526 28605 21764 25601 24564 238543
May 21,1960---686 4429 951 4619 3767 1802 5069 021 27344
Sows May 14,1960 3610 4271 1151 4710 2920 1706 4594 3475 26417
May 25,1959 6240 4741 914 6416 5804 1821 8299 ... 259 .74.9.4.
SOWS Percentage of total
May 21,1960 11 7 ------ ------2 10 6 14 11 10
May 14,1960 10 7 6 11 8 6 13 12 9
May 23,1959 14 8 6 17 17 8 24 12 14
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
.....---------- ....---- ....-----------------------------r ----------d
Hog products I/ Hog prices 2 or margi 3

May 21, 1960 $18.48 $17.11 $1.57
May 14, 1960 18.53 16.41 2.12
BMay- Z54.1L59.-----------.5 ..-------------- A7,0-------------.1.4a.----------
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog corn-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. NJo. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago,
T/ Difference between wholesale proouct value and hog prices.

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

May 21, 1960 16.55 120.7 13.5
May 14, 1960 15.79 119.4 13.2
May 23, 1959 16.48 130.4 12.6
1/ Simple average price.


5.2
May 23, 1959 16.48 150.4 12.6
1/ Simple average price.






599


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market was very slow.
Several wool pools were sold in some of the
fleece wool States. Prices were about un-.
changed to slightly easier for medium
fleeces. Demand was poor for noils, while
sales of scoured shorn wools increased some-
what. Prices held about steady for all
classes of woolen wools.
A little wool sold in Wyoming while
movement was slow in most of the territory,
States.
Cabled reports from Australia at mid-
week showed a good selection of topmaking
merinos offered, with Japan the chief
operator but competition limited and prices
unchanged at the opening but with a slightly
easier tone at midweek in Melbourne. Trad-
ing was active at the Napier, New Zealand
market with the Continent dominating and
Bradford supporting. Fifties and finer
grades were easier with coarse cross-bred
wools very firm while carpet wools trended
lower. There was general competition in
South Africa with unchanged quotes. The
South American markets remained very dull.
Fleece Wools Graded low 1/4 blood
staple 448s fleeces sold at $1.02 clean
basis. Results of the Tennessee pools were
as follows: Lynchburg 50,000 pounds sold
at 55.754; Manchester 15,000 pounds 56.100;
Shelbyville 60,000 pounds 56.750; Fayette-
ville 50,000 pounds 56.600, all medium
fleeces f.o.b. Fine and 1/2 blood wools in
these pools sold at 48-490. The South Boston,
Virginia pool of 15,000 pounds sold at
57.270 f.o.b. At Marion, Virginia approxi-
mately 600,000 pounds brought grease prices
ranging from 58.11-59.650 for clear wool.
The Northumberland County pool in Pennsylvania
sold at 57.200; the Lawrence County pool
56.510; Somerset County pool 56.56# and the
Franklin County pool 57.235 all medium wools
f.o.b.
Territory Wools Approximately 14,000
fleeces in the Ronan pool in Montana, mostly
1/4 blood, sold for June delivery at 50.153
f.o.b. while 16,000 fleeces of fine yearling
wool brought 453 in Northern Wyoming and at
Rawlins a bulk fine and 1/2 blood with some
3/8s good French combing and staple wool sold
at 410 f.o.b. Approximately 6,800 fleeces of
bulk 5/8s staple ewes wool sold in Idaho from
45-480, while about 4,500 mixed fleeces
brought 450 in Oregon. California 8 months
lambs wool sold in the range of 55-400 grease
basis, f.o.b.
Texas Wools Turnover in Texas was slow.
Mohair Trade in mohair was slow. Ap-


proximately 500,000 pounds remained
unsold in Texas.
Foreign Wools Week end quo-
tations from foreign wool centers fol-
low, with combing wools converted to
clean U. S. oil-combed yields and
short wools to scouring yields, in
bond.


Australia
Oil-combed
61 $1.27
62 1.25
65 1.18
432 1.13
435 1.06
454 .98
435 .92
South
Oil-combed
7 $1.26
12 1.19
17 1.12
47 1.25
48 1.21
52 1.21
53 1.17


New Zealand
Oil-combed
93 $.95
854 .89
100 .87
107 .84
114 .83
128 .82

Africa
Scoured yields
22 $1.10
27 1.06
28 1.04
52 1.00
37 .95


Montevideo Super Skirted (Clean
basis): 64s $1.06, 60/64s $1.04,
60s $1.00, 58/60s 980, 56/58s -
951#. 50/56s 953, 50s 900.
Carpet Wools Trade in spot
carpet wools continued very dull.
Cabled quotations from Pakistan/India
were unchanged, while Buenos Aires,
New Zealand and England were all
easier. Quotes follow: Greasy Buenos
Aires November wools at 80-81#, March
wools around 77-780, fleeces about 82-
850. New Zealand carpet fleeces at 79-
81#, second shear and soft cotts from
76-790 and crutchings around 75 all
clean fibers present for shipment.

Wool Tops Demand continued good
for domestic oil-combed 54s fleece tops,
sales closed around $1.38-1.40 for July-
August delivery.



CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 19,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Associates
of the New York Cotton Exchange).
May wool tops $1.445
May wool 1.115
July wool tops 1.461
July wool 1.150






400


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading was moder-
ately active for fresh meats. Demand was most-
ly good for beef but extremely poor on chucks
which failed to clear. Lower carcass cut-
out for beef resulted from lower prices for
chucks as ribs moved prompt and were mostly
higher. Broad demand for hindquarters brought
price stability for this cut. Beef and pork
supplies were mostly normal. Supplies of
veal, calf and lamb were moderate, which
helped sustain price levels. Pork loins sold
higher early in the week under a good demand
but some of the early advance was erased at
the close.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef steady to $1.00 lower, bulk at New York
500 lower, but some Good steers at Philadel-
phia 50 higher; cow beef steady to $1.50
higher, the advance at Baltimore and Phila-
delphia. Veal sold $1.00-2.00 higher at
Philadelphia, but mostly steady at other mar-
kets. Old crop and spring lamb steady to
$2.00 higher except at New York where sales
were steady to weak. Pork loins steady to
$3.00 higher, some upturn at all markets.
At New York, fresh pork butts, spareribs and
skinned hams sold steady to $2.00 higher, but
steady to $1.00 lower elsewhere. Kosher steer
beef sold 500-$1.00 lower; kosher veal and
calf and old crop lamb weak to $1.00 lower,
spring lamb advanced $2.00-3.00.

CHICAGO Supplies of beef, pork and
old crop lamb were normal. Prime beef was
very scarce as bulk graded Good and Choice.
Receipts of spring lamb and ve1l were small.
Prices on steer and heifer/declined each ses-
sion in a generally slow trade and the week's
downturn was largest of the year to date.
Demand was good for beef ribs and loins,
with trading fairly active. However, in con-
trast trading on chucks was very slow with
outlet poor and price trends were generally
$3.00 lower, instances $5.00 off. Current
price levels on chucks lowest since 1957.
Cow beef also followed a lower trend. Veal
trade only moderately active at best but firm
replacement costs and small supplies held
prices fully steady. Fair demand prevailed
for carcass lamb. Fresh pork trade opened
fairly active, however, as the week progressed
demand narrowed with early advance on loins
erased at the close.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
and heifer beef 500-$1.50 lower; cow beef 500-
$1.00 lower; veal fully steady; lamb steady
to $1.00 higher; pork loins 8-16# steady to
$1.00 lower; Boston butts 4-P- 504-$1.00 high-
er; spareribs 3# and down steady.

PACIFIC COAST Supplies of beef and
fresh pork were moderate, veal and calf rather


limited, spring lamb and smoked hams
liberal. Trading was generally moderately
active with supplies and demand fairly well
balanced. However, shipments of lamb to
the Eastern Seaboard was instrumental in
effecting the week's clearance in this di-
vision, and some smoked hams were unsold.
Compared with the previous week's close:
Steer and cow beef mostly steady, except
Choice 700-800# steer carcasses, instances
50f higher at San Francisco, and Standard
steer beef along with cow beef, instances
$1.00 lower at Los Angeles; calf and spring
lamb mostly steady, instances $1.00 up on
spring lamb at Portland; fresh and cured
pork about steady, some sales fresh pork
loins $1.00 higher in the Pacific North-
west; lard steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUM1-ARY -
Based on reports from major slaughtering cen-
ters; Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and
Interior Iowa and Southern Minnesota.
Steer and heifer beef prices were low-
er with demand only moderate and clearances
incomplete. Other classes met a fairly
good demand and clearances were generally
complete. Cow beef and lamb supplies were
slightly below normal while the volume of
steer and heifer beef along with pork pro-
ducts were a little above normal. Compared
with the previous week: Steer and heifer
beef 500-$1.00 lower, instances $1.50 off
on heifer. Utility cow beef uneven,
averaging steady; old crop lamb, pork
loins and butts sold steady to $1.00 high-
er, fresh skinned hams 504-$1.50 lower.
Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
$41.75-43.00, few carlots $43.50-44.00,
Choice 700-800# $41.50-42.50, few $43.00-
43.50; Choice 500-700# heifer beef $41.00-
42.50, few cars $43.00-43.25. Utility cow
beef $31.00-53.00. Choice and Prime 45-55#
old crop lamb $42.00-46.50, bulk $43.00-
44.50. Park loins 8-12# $39.50-41.50,
closing $39.50-40.50, pork butts 4-8#
$28.50-30.00, fresh skinned hams 12-14#
$41.00-42.50, 14-16# $58.50-40.50.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. Trading on steer
and heifer beef was slow under narrow de-
mand. Outlet fairly good on lamb carcasses
and pork loins. Compared with the previous
week's close: Steer and heifer beef mostly
500-$1.00 lower, least decline on Good steer
beef. Cow beef steady to 50 lower. Old
crop lamb carcasses sold mostly 504-$1.00
up; spring lamb carcasses in Philadelphia
$1.00-2.00 higher. Pork loins steady to
$1.00 higher.









W(

Classification


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


401
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
s : :
Z May 21 : May 23 : May 21 : May : May 21 : May 25 : May 21 : May 23
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-1
4-8
5# down


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


47.20
46.20
44.10
44.55


60.00
51.50
47.50


55.45
49.15
48.90
47.15
47.15


64.50
55.70
49.10


44.82
44.58
435.12
435.12

44.69
44.69
41.81

56.00
51.00
48.00


52.50 56.00 45.81*
51.50 54.33 45.81*


46.80
55.50
41.10


47.15
57.10
45.60


42.50
31.38
37.75


46.62
45.88
44.62
44.62


45.85
44.75
44.50
45.50

44.50
45.00
--


59.62 --
54.25 --
50.50 54.00

-- 45.50
47.25* 45.50


44.44
32.50
41.75


46.00
39.00
47.00


48.00
46.25
45.50
44.00


45.00
43.50
43.00
41.50


48.00
46.50
46.50
44.00


-- 44.56 --
-- 45.31 --
---- 42.25 --



57.00 -- --

-- 46.00 48.00
46.00 46.00 48.00


48.00
38.00
47.50


43.00
35.50
43.50


45.50
36.12
44.88


48.50 50.50 50.25 49.25 50.00 51.00 48.00 48.50


44.50


49.50 52.50 51.00 51.00 52.00 50.50 55.50


29.50 32.50 34.00 355.75 32.00 355.00 32.00 33.88
13.50 12.75 13.00 13.00 17.00 16.00 14.75 15.12


---------------------
*Old crop. Same
assrd giousweek. BULK PRICES CARL
Classification .- -- V .
~Ceer LeeI -


Steer Seel -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef Al
Utility


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
l weights -


Canner and Cutter
Lamb Old crop -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


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

8-12#


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

42.00-45.00
42.00-45.00
40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50

51.00-52.00
51.50-52.50


45.00-46.00
45.00-45.00
41.50-42.50

40.50-41.00


BASIS 'EEK ENDED MAY 20, 1960


-ener "

41.50-45.50
41.00-42.50
41.00-41.75

40.50-41.50
40.50-41.00

42.50-43.00
41.00-42.00
39.00-59.50
39.00-39.50


44.75
41.00-43.00
40.00-41.00
44.75
41.00-45.00
40.00-41.00


-: r- rcTcsd vrd-- -
Mia -t-I rfew-Yvork -qdhldIEha


41.75-42.25
41.75
41.25-41.75

59.75-40.75
59.25-40.25

41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
59.00-39.50
59.00-39.50

31.00-51.50
51.00-51.50


44.50-45.50
44.00-45.00
44.00-45.00

45.00-44.00
43.00-45.50


-- 48.00-50.00
-- 45.00-47.00
-- 44.00-46.00
-- 48.00-50.00
42.75-44.25 45.00-47.00
41.25-42.75 44.00-45.50


40.00-41.00


42.00-42.50


44.50-45.50
44.00-45.00
43.50-44.50

42.00-45.50
41.50-43.00


44.00-45.00



553.50-34.50
55.25-34.00

52.00-535.00-
49.50-52.00*

52.00-53.00*
49.50-52.00*


42.50-43.00*


*Spring lamb.


)T


--


45#







MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE 1/- SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE

Year : Jan. t Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June i July : Aug. : Sept.t Oct. t Nov. i Dec. : Av.
Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
1955 ... 26.98 26.17 25.80 24.62 23.09 22.63 22.72 22.43 22.69 22.01 20.83 20.35 23.16
1956 ... 20.02 18.88 19.41 20.56 20.70 21.05 22.37 25.81 27.27 26.08 24.30 21.99 22.30
1957 ... 21.23 20.57 21.86 22.99 23.31 23.48 25.12 25.63 24.98 24.67 25.20 25.98 23.83
1958 ... 26.82 27.54 29.90 29.37 28.83 28.07 26.99 26.11 26.70 26.67 26.77 27.19 27.42
1959 ... 28.13 27.85 29.11 30.33 29.34 28.48 27.89 27.56 27.62 27.19 26.53 25.57 27.83
1960 ... 26.42 26.69 28.08 27.76
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- ---- j-Q -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- --
ALL GRADES
1955 ... 26.12 24.46 24.12 23.36 22.18 22.15 22.52 22.33 22.67 21.95 20.84 20.30 22.59
1956 ... 20.01 18.85 18.89 19.87 20.12 20.79 22.28 25.61 27.31 26.00 23.97 21.65 22.00
1957 ... 20.94 20.28 21.36 22.61 22.85 23.07 24.76 25.45 24.84 24.48 25.06 25.74 23.48
1958 ... 26.31 26.65 28.28 28.59 28.27 27.67 26.75 25.91 26.65 26.70 26.79 27.01 27.09
1959 ... 27.81 27.44 28.22 29.32 28.82 28.15 27.61 27.36 27.48 27.06 26.31 25.26 27.53
1960 ... 26.10 26.37 27.40 27.13

MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/- SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE
Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct. : Nov. t Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1955 ... 1,132 1,148 1,138 1,138 1,139 1,138 1,143 1,129 1,125 1,134 1,121 1,130 1,154
1956 ... 1,164 1,187 1,189 1,192 1,174 1,163 1,143 1,116 1,099 1,113 1,136 1,153 1,152
1957 ... 1,176 1,199 1,196 1,178 1,180 1,181 1,154 1,140 1,141 1,142 1,138 1,138 1,162
1958 ... 1,157 1,165 1,172 1,157 1,156 1,166 1,165 1,164 1,156 1,165 1,174 1,192 1,166
1959 ... 1,209 1,209 1,211 1,199 1,201 1,195 1,196 1,187 1,180 1,160 1,159 1,165 1,187
1960 ... 1,191 1,196 1,208 1,186

ALL GRADES
1955 ... 1,095 1,092 1,081 1,089 1,093 1,111 1,121 1,122 1,126 1,135 1,132 1,145 1,114
1956 ... 1,154 1,136 1,151 1,141 1,125 1,134 1,125 1,109 1,109 1,115 1,129 1,143 1,134
1957 ... 1,148 1,157 1,151 1,143 1,140 1,136 1,120 1,124 1,126 1,131 1,138 1,141 1,137
1958 ... 1,141 1,129 1,114 1,118 1,119 1,132 1,138 1,143 1,145 1,161 1,175 1,190 1,144
1959 ... 1,194 1,187 1,168 1,149 1,162 1,165 1,166 1,163 1,158 1,151 1,152 1,158 1,164
1960 ... 1,176 1,174 1,169 1,150
MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ -- BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/

Year : Jan. : Feb. t Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct. : Nov. t Dec. : Av.
Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
1955 ... 16.82 16.25 16.09 16.96 17.21 19.60 17.76 16.40 16.28 14.40 12.12 10.67 15.19
1956 ... 11.70 12.41 13.20 15.01 16.31 16.68 16.47 16.87 16.29 15.64 14.90 16.69 14.82
1957 ... 17.89 17.16 17.25 17.95 18.24 19.65 20.79 21.27 19.34 17.20 17.01 18.45 18.29
1958 ... 19.26 20.16 21.20 20.64 22.03 22.97 23.12 21.33 20.42 18.88 18.13 17.86 20.25
1959 ... 16.63 15.63 15.89 16.09 16.09 15.91 14.40 14.65 13.81 13.11 12.61 11.86 14.64
1960 ... 12.65 13.56 15.55 15.96

MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHr 1/- BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2/

Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct. i Nov. : Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1955 ... 241 236 235 233 230 225 215 209 210 216 224 228 226
1956 ... 231 227 224 223 223 221 217 211 214 217 223 227 222
1957 ... 232 229 230 230 230 226 215 208 210 218 225 229 224
14- ... 232 228 229 233 234 229 219 214 218 224 230 233 227
1959 ... 238 232 229 232 231 229 221 216 218 224 228 230 228
1960 ... 232 228 229 232
I/"Wei-hte4i average. 2/ Eight markets include Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, O(maha,
St. Louis National Stock-Yards, Sioux City, Soubh St. Joseph, and South St. Paul.






403


SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP, APRIL 1960


April shipments of stocker and feeder cattle and calves into 8 selected North
Central States totaled 294,664 hepd, compared with 474,671 hepd the same month a year
earlier -- a 38 percent decline. Of the total cattle and calves received in these
States during April, 136,460 head moved through public stockyards and 158,204 head
came direct. The direct movement was 54 percent of the April total this year compared
with 59 percent a year earlier. The combined January through April shipments this
year amounted to 1,251,206 head, down 16 percent from the 1,490,513 head shipped dur-
ing the same period in 1959.
Sheep and lambs shipped into these 8 North Central States during April 1960
totaled 147,912 head, down 5 percent from the 155,593 head shipped during April 1959.
Of the total received during April, 43,081 head moved through public markets and
104,831 head moved direct. The January through April shipments of stocker and feeder
sheep and lambs this year totaled 627,344 head, compared with 590,807 head for the
same period in 1959 a 6 percent increase.


Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
April 1960, with comparisons _/
Cattle and Calves

: Public Stock :
Public Stock Direct Total
Yards
State April : April : April : January-April
: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960

Ohio.......: 4,926 4,768 2,537 1,764 7,463 6,532 21,717 26,322
Indiana....: 11,123 7,603 5,534 17,063 16,657 24,666 53,619 85,625
Illinois...: 27,832 20,348 63,210 34,283 91,042 54,631 248,748 223,602
Michigan...: 2,634 2,225 3,073 1,849 5,707 4,074 12,706 15,111
Minnesota..: 17,510 13,155 20,062 14,o81 37,572 27,236 157,518 158,205
Iowa.......: 86,246 48,170 109,456 43,753 195,702 91,923 596,659 469,671
S.Dakota...: 9,301 8,671 8,777 5,764 18,078 14,435 67,459 52,513
Nebraska...: 36,102 31,520 66,348 39,647 102,450 71,167 332,087 220,157
Total :195,674 278,997 474,671 1,490,513
8 States : 136,460 158,204 294,664 1,251,206


Sheep and Lambs



Ohio.......: 496 1,232 2,975 3,843 3,471 5,075 8,384 8,851
Indiana....: 699 2,591 3,346 4,716 4,045 7,307 15,754 12,807
Illinois...: 3,025 4,295 7,841 4,556 10,866 8,851 48,220 61,659
Michi An...: 119 233 --- --- 119 233 3,968 5,234
Minnesota..: 9,036 6,899 15,211 6,837 24,247 13,736 106,578 110,683
Iowa.......: 11,642 6,226 59,607 56,o61 71,249 62,287 264,155 270,871
S.Dakota...: 5,962 5,937 6,946 4,695 12,908 10,632 46,745 50,846
Nebraska...: 12,958 15,668 15,730 24,123 28,688 39,791 97,003 106,393
Total : 43,937 111,656 155,593 590,807
8 States : 43,081 104,831 147,912 627,344
i/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under "Direct" are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.






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SHEEP AND LAMBS:
In


Classification


SLAUGHTER


WEEKLY
dollars


AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
per 100 pounds

: : : : :


Chicago :Omaha : Kansas
: : City


LAMBS: (Spring) ----- All s.- -
LAMBS: (Spring) Al-l wts.


: Fort : Denver Ogden :
: Worth: : :
*


Prime


May
May


Choice May
May


Good

SLAUGHTER
Prime


21, 1960
23, 1959
21, 1960
25, 1959


May 21, 1960
May 25, 1959
LAMBS: (Shorn)


May
May


Choice May
May


Good


May
May


21, 1960
25, 1959
21, 1960
23, 1959
21, 1960
25, 1959


-- 24.82 24.70
- 25.98


-- 23.
24.28* 25.


23.40* 23.


82 24.05
45 25.22
-- 22.65
95 24.20


22.05 24.80 23.75 -

21.50 25.52 2.00 2TO i.09
23.45 25.48 24.38 25.03
20.70 -- 22.00 22.06
22.45 24.25 25.50 22.41


- 105 lb. down


21.55 21.58


20.75
23.55
19.38
22.82


20.70 20.40
22.25 22.12


19.58
20.88


18.90
20.50


17.55
19.80


------------
20.62 19.50 17.75
22.65 18.12


16.65 19.45
19.00 21.68


18.00 17.25
17.12


EWES: (Shorn) All wts.


Good and
Choice
Cull and
Utility


May
May
May
May


21, 1960
23, 1959
21, 1960
23, 1959


6.25*
7.10
5.00*
5.85


6.30
5.50
4.72
5.75


FEEDER LAMBS All wts.


Good and May 21,
Choice May 23,
*Wooled basis.


1960
1959


-- 21.00
- 20.25


4.50 --
4.50 -
3.50 4.60
3.50 -


-- 17.35
18.10


6.20 5.75
5.00


4.78
4.62


3.50
2.50


5.25
6.12
3.50
4.15


-- -- 14.75
- n --


North
Port-
land


a




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