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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 'RE
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Vol. 29, No. 19


Week ended


Livestock Market Reviews & a
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals)
Steer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Heifer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .


Stocker and Feeder Statistics . &
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .

Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .

Cattle Prices (with monthly averages) .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .

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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Steady to 50 lower price trends were
rather general on all classes of cattle at mid-
west terminals. Fairly liberal marketing
along with lower dressed beef prices continued
paramount in the factors contributing to the
downturn. Hog receipts were moderately decreased
and this prompted a steady to 500 higher trend
at most points on barrows and gilts, while a
seasonally increased proportion of sows sold
steady to 500 lower. Spring slaughter lambs
sold steady to $1.00 higher for the week.
Trends were very uneven en old crop -lambs with
sales steady to 50 higher at several points
and instances $1.00 up.& However, sales were
500-$1.50 lower at Fort Worth and weak to 75f
lower at Omaha, St. Paul and St. Louis.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steers sold on a steady to lower basis for the
fifth consecutive week and moved to a new low
since June, 1957 at most midwest terminals.
Slaughter steers were steady to 504 lower and
heifers sold steady to 250 lower, instances
500 off. Cows were steady to 50 lower with
the Utility and Commercial grades at the
greatest downturn. Bulls sold steady to 500
lower at most markets. Vealers were steady to
strong at St. Louie and St. Paul. Fairly
liberal receipts and further declines on
carcass steer and heifer beef at major whole-
sale centers proved to be the major bearish
factors in trading. Five consecutive weeks of
lower price trends pushed Choice steer beef
to the lowest point since June, 1957 at some
centers. Receipts at the 12 terminals at
212,000 were little changed from the previous
week when the total was the largest since Janu-
ary. Slaughter steers and heifers made up bulk
of the supply at most points with Good and
Choice predominating. Good steers and heifers
continued to make up a larger percentage of the
total while Choice declined. Prime steers and
heifers were virtually absent at most terminals
with the percentage Prime in the steer supply
at Chicago down to the lowest point since
October, 1960.
Prime and mixed Choice and Prime 1050-
1450# slaughter steers brought $25.25-27.50 in
Chicago with 10 loads Prime 1200-1380# at
$27.50. At most midwest terminals high-Good
and Choice 950-15504 steers sold at $22.00-
25.00 with several loads high-Choice and
Prime 1265-1370# at $25.00 in Sioux City. Good
steers brought $21.00-23.00. Choice heifers
sold at $22.75-24.00 with a few mixed Choice
and Prime to $24.50; Good heifers at $21.00-
23.00. Utility and Commercial cows cashed at
$15.75-17.50; Canner and Cutter $15.75-16.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle were


moderate. Steer shipments from the 10 markets
totaled 21,700 compared to 26,425 the previous
week and 25,244 a year earlier. Medium to aver-
age-Choice yearling steers made up a large per-
cent of supplies. Supplies of stock calves
were seasonally small at most all markets.
Trading generally was rather slow with prices
unevenly steady to 50* lower. At Kansas City,
800-1050# feeder steers in some instances were
as much as $1.00 lower. This marked the fourth
consecutive week in which prices have declined.
The downward trend which slaughter cattle
prices have consistently followed in recent
months continued unchecked during the week
under review and was a major factor influencing
stocker and feeder buyers to proceed very
cautiously. In addition, with the grass season
now fairly well under way, many pastures ap-
parently have already been stocked and much of
the urgency for stockers is gone. Although
demand from feedlot operators has been rather
poor, lessened competition from packer buyers
was such that increased numbers of partly
fattened, two-way steers were offered at prices
feeder buyers were willing to pay.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
sold from $21.00-24.00, moderate number partly
fattened kind included at $21.50-23.50. A
shipment of Choice and Fancy 850# brought
$25.25. Good and Choice yearling stock steers
sold from $23.00-27.00, few Choice 490-550#
$27.50-29.00. Medium and low-Good ranged
$19.00-23.50. Good and Choice yearling heifers
sold from $21.00-25.00, most sales $24.50
down. One load Choice 498# short yearling
heifers reached $26.00. Good and Choice steer
calves sold from $25.00-31.25, part load
Choice 350# $51.50. Not many calves exceeded
$30.00. Good and Choice heifer calves brought
$23.00-27.50.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts
at the twelve terminals numbered 329,000 ao a
drop of around 7 percent from the previous
week and were 5 percent less than the corre-
sponding week a year ago. A large part of the
cutback in supplies was attributed to the fact
that farmers in much of the area took ad-
vantage of the favorable weather and concen-
trated on field work. Barrows and gilts
weighing 250-300# continued to move to market
in a generous volume although mixed No. 1-3,
190-270# offerings comprised the bulk of the
supply. The percentage of .ows again in-
creased seasonally, that class making up 15
percent of the run at St. Paul. About a
normal share of the supply went on order buyer
account with the best demand from those inter-
ests for 190-240# barrows and gilts grading U.
S. No. 1-2. With the reduction in receipts,
prices on barrows and gilts closed the period




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steady to 50# higher at most midwest terminals.
The main exceptions were at St. Paul where
prices declined 25-50# and Sioux City where
butchers over 250# closed steady to 25# lower.
Sows closed generally steady to 50# lower, ex-
cept steady to 25# higher at Chicago.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240#
barrows and gilts sold largely at $16.75-17.50,
same weights and grades at Chicago $17.75-18.00
and at Indianapolis $17.75-18.25. Mixed U. S.
1-5, and No. 2-3, 180-240# bulked at $16.25-
17.25. U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows brought
$13.75-15.75, most sales $14.25-15.50.
Feeder pig prices held steady at St.Paul
and were steady to weak at Sioux City. Good
and Choice 130-160# offerings at St. Paul sold
at $16.00-16.50, Good and Choice 130-170# at
Sioux City, $16.00-16.75.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 559,000 head,
a slight increase over both the preceding week,
and the like period a year earlier. Sows were
estimated about 8 percent of receipts.
Supplies were fairly well distributed
during the forepart of the week and receipts
were about in line with demand. Fairly liberal
selling on Thursday swelled supplies a little
in excess of trade needs, however, and prices
weakened toward the close. Compared with the
previous Friday, sales of butchers were steady
to 25# lower and saws 10-250 lower.
Mixed U. S. No. 1-3 200-250# barrows and
gilts closed from $16.00-16.60 with a limited
volume No. 1 and 2 selected lots $16.60-16.80.
No. 1-5 270-400# sows brought $14.10-15.65;
400-550#, $15.15-14.90.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts of sheep and
lambs at the 12 markets totaled 99,000 head,
around 1 percent less than the previous week,
but about the same as a year ago. Dressed lamb
continued to sell at lower levels, however,
reduced supplies on the live market in some
areas proved a mild stimulant to prices.
Closing price trends were quite uneven compared
with the previous Friday with much of the trade
steady to 50# higher and a few markets as much
as $1.00 up, the advance general on spring
lambs. However, old crop lambs were steady to
75# lower at some markets and were 504-$1.50
off at Fort Worth. Slaughter ewes sold mostly
steady.
During the week, Choice and a few Prime
85-119# wooled old crop slaughter lambs sold
from $14.50-15.50 and a few consignments $16.00-
16.50; bulk Good and Choice $14.00-15.00.
Choice and Prime 90-115# shorn lambs with No. 1,
2 and fall shorn pelts sold at $14.00-14.75,
few around 100# $15.00-15.50; Good and Choice
88-119# with No. 1,2 and fall shorn pelts
$15.00-14.50, few 105-119# $12.00. At Fort
Worth Good and Choice with 1,2 and 3 pelts sold
at $11.00-12.00, some 115-120# $9.00-10.50.
Choice and Prime 80-103# spring slaughter lambs
brought $17.00-18.00 and a few loads of high-


yielding lambs around 95-100# reached $18.50,
some Good to mostly Choice 85-110# sold at
$16.50-17.00. At Fort Worth Good and Choice
69-89# spring lambs went at $16.00-17.50. Cull
to Choice slaughter ewes ranged from $2.00-6.00.
A rather small volume of shearing and feeder
lambs sold steady to firm, although a few sales
at Omaha were weak to $1.00 lower.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled 27,400 head,
approximately 8 percent less than the previous
week, but around 29 percent larger than year
ago. Closing prices were about steady with the
previous Friday on all classes.
On Friday, Choice and a few Prime 90-100#
shorn lambs with No. 1,2 and fall shorn pelts
brought $13.50-14.00 delivered to packing
plants with few high-yielding lots to $14.50,
mostly Choice 100-115# and Good to Choice 90-
110# lambs ranged $12.00-13.50 and mainly
$12.50 up. Choice with a few Prime 90-105#
wooled slaughter lambs sold at $14.50-15.00
with few high-yielding lambs to $15.50, Choice
105-115# $12.50-14.50, Good and Choice 90-110#
$13.00-14.00. Cull to Choice shorn slaughter
ewes sold from $2.00-4.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
was moderately active; steers steady to 25#
lower, heifers steady to weak. Transactions
on stocker and feeder cattle were limited,
prices weak to 50# lower; spring lambs uneven,
mostly 25-500 lower.
Slaughter steers: In California, 17 loads
Choice 950-1125# $24.50; over California and
Arizona, 156 loads high-Good to mostly Choice,
900-1150# $23.50-24.25; 118 loads Good and
Choice 850-1125# along with mostly Choice 1075-
1250# $22.00-25.25; 65 loads Standard and Good
900-1250# $20.00-22.25. In Utah, 12 loads
high-Good to mostly Choice 1150-1250# $21.50-
22.00; 4 loads Good and Choice 1150-1230#
$21.00-21.50.
Slaughter heifers: In California and
Arizona, 51 loads high-Good to mostly Choice,
700-950# $22.90-24.00; 2 loads Choice 1050-
1100# $22.25-22.50. In Utah, 7 loads high-Good
to mostly Choice 875-950# $21.00-22.00.
Stockers and feeders: Around 150 Good and
Choice 450-500# steers $25.00; Good and Choice
525-675# steers $25.00-24.00, 675-775# $22.00-
22.50; 600 Medium and Good 600-625# $21.50;
100 Choice 450# heifer calves $26.00; 1,050
Good and Choice 500-575# heifers $21.00-22.50,
165 Good 600# $20.00.
Lambs: In California and Arizona, Choice
and Prime 95-108# spring slaughter lambs







$16.00-17.00; about 10,000 mixed Choice and
Prime slaughter and mostly Choice spring
feeders $15.65; 2,000 Choice and Prime slaugh-
ter and mostly Choice feeders $16.50-17.00. In
the Imperial Valley, 1,650 Choice 123# shorn
old crop slaughter lambs with No. 1 pelts
$13.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WTOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at the feedlots rather active.
Slaughter steers sold steady to weak, mostly
steady. Slaughter heifers uneven, selling in
a three-way price trend; Choice 800-900#
strong to 500 higher, while 900-1000# sold
mostly steady with most heifers weighing 1025-
1100# selling steady to 25# lower. The broad
demand for Choice heifers weighing under 900#
going unfilled.
In Colorado, 142 loads low and average-
Choice 1125-1300# slaughter steers $23.25-
24.00; 19 loads high-Good and Choice 1150-
1200# $22.00-23.25. Six loads mostly average-
Choice 820-875# slaughter heifers $23.75-24.00;
24 loads average and high-Choice 975-1065#,
some loads carrying an end of Prime, $23.75;
158 loads low and average-Choice 850-1100#
$22.85-23.50, mostly $25.00-23.50; 6 loads
high-Good and Choice 900-975# $22.00-22.60.
Wyoming: 2 loads average and high-Choice
1200-1235# slaughter steers $24.00-24.25, with
6 loads 985-1100# average to high-Choice heif-
ers $22.60-23.50. Western Nebraska: 4 loads
low and average-Choice 1125# slaughter steers
$23.40, 6 loads 950-975# low to average-Choice
heifers $25.00-23.15.
Movement on stockers and feeders in this
trade area confined mainly to those previously
contracted and the rather limited supply that
is moving through the various auctions in the
area. The few direct sales confirmed made at
steady prices. Colorado: Load mostly Choice
calves, 375# steers $30.00, 300# heifers
$28.50; load mostly Choice 330# heifer calves
$27.00. Four loads Good and Choice 550-600#
feeder heifers $22.50.
Old-crop slaughter lambs are in a clean-
up stage with sales confirmed on around 12,000
head which sold 75#-$1.50 higher. Choice and
Prime 95-115# shorn lambs $13.50-15.00, mostly
$14.25-14.75 late in the week.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Slaughter
cattle moderately active, steers mostly 50#
lower, heifers steady. Stocker and feeder
trading very slow. Around 65 Choice 1090#
slaughter steers $25.25 delivered, 396 mainly
low-Choice, 1040-1185# $23.50-24.00, 62 Good
and Choice 1030# $22.75, 994 mostly Good,
900-1200# $21.50-23.00; 155 mostly Choice,800-
870# slaughter heifers $25.00-23.50, 426 Good
620-730# $22.25-22.75. Demand fairly Good for
spring lambs, but poor on shorn lambs. Spring
slaughter lambs 50# higher, feeders and shorn


lambs steady; 4,300 Choice 100-105# with No. 1
and 2 pelt shorn old crop lambs $11.00-11.50,
some 16,000 Choice to mostly Fancy 70-8C0 spring
feeder lambs $13.00-14.00 with Choice and Prime
slaughter end at $16.00-17.00; 2,000 Choice 75-
80# spring feeders $12.00-13.50.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle steady to
weak, stockers and feeders steady; 140 mainly
Good 1000-1031# slaughter steers $22.00-22.50;
270 Good and Choice 900-1000# slaughter heifers
$22.75-25.00. Medium and Good 650-775# feeder
steers $21.50-22.50, Good and Choice 490-575#
stock steers $24.00-26.00, 210 high-Choice and
Fancy 800-850# feeders for June delivery $24.00
steers, $25.00 heifers, Choice 750# steers
$25.50; Good and Choice 525-550# heifers $25.00-
24.00, Medium 575-600# $21.50 delivered feedlot;
210 Medium and Good cow and calf pairs $200.00-
225.00 per pair.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers mostly steady, instances 50#
lower; stockers and feeders weak; spring slaugh-
ter lambs fully steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 1050-1200# $23.00-24.00 with 1200-
1500# $22.00-25.00. Idaho Good to mostly
Choice 1025-1200# $22.00-23.00, string Choice
950-1000# for June delivery $22.75. Oregon -
Mostly Choice 1000-1225# $25.00-24.00. North-
west Montana Mostly Choice 1025# $23.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 850-950# $25.00-23.25, mixed Good
and Choice 850-950# $22.00-22.50. Idaho Good
to mostly Choice 850-950# $21.00-22.25.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Choice
600# stock steers $25.50; Good and Choice 800-
850# $21.75-22.00. Idaho String Good and
Choice 577# steers $24.25 with 10 percent cut at
$25.00 and 600# heifers $22.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Idaho lamb pools-
Choice and Prime 88-96# $16.60-16.85 with 115-
114# $13.50-14.60 and 120# $15.50.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading very slow. Slaughter steers
and heifers fully 50# lower, limited sales on
stocker and feeder $1.00 lower.
Around 200 Choice 1100-1200# slaughter
steers $22.00-22.50; 50 mostly Choice 850-900#
heifers $21.50-22.00.
Stockers and feeders: Montana, 500 Good and
Choice 2-year-old steers estimated 850-900# for
late August delivery $21.00 with a 10 percent
sort at $19.00; 100 mostly Good to Choice stock
cows with calves at side $192.50-200.00 per pair.
200 mostly Choice calves to weigh about 400# at
fall delivery, steers $25.00, heifers $22.00-
23.00.
Sheep: Fully $2.00 lower. Montana, 700
Choice 104# shorn slaughter lambs with No. 2
pelts, $12.00; 1,100 2-year-old shorn bred ewes
$18.00 per head; 400 Good and Choice yearling
breeding ewes $15.25 per head. Northern Wyoming,
200 Choice 109# shorn slaughter lambs mostly No.
2 pelts, $14.00 delivered.






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
---- T WC attle -- e av- -s- ogs T Se-e2"andlms- -1
Market : y"6 : y :May"6 : May 7 : May 6 :My y6 :May7
S1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
Chicago .... ... 57,727 40,705 176 218 38,004 37,595 2,910 5,624
Cincinnati ..... 2,822 5,616 650 715 9,619 11,102 275 604
Denver ......... 8,884 11,415 120 284 5,475 5,826 15,005 14,495
Fort Worth ..... 8,807 6,707 699 1,862 2,748 5,207 58,477 54,759
Indianapolip ... 6,495 7,111 505 505 26,265 51,006 958 1,192
Kansas City .... 19,550 19,987 257 692 21,555 20,743 6,459 9,592
Oklahoma City .. 8,782 9,021 522 750 3,987 4,109 2,785 5,018
Omaha .......... 42,210 41,895 517 324 48,074 42,552 11,665 10,021
St. Joseph ..... 17,186 17,587 510 568 52,381 51,933 6,509 5,027
St. Louis NSY .. 15,520 14,615 1,325 1,720 55,714 75,216 5,979 1,605
Sioux City ..... 25,988 27,929 252 494 45,511 40,103 5,579 6,065
S. St. Paul .... 18,688 19,225 4,862 5,517 40,011 42,943 6,218 5,869
Total .......... 212,439 219,807 9,995 13,649 329,118 546,315 98,597 97,671
" Apr. 29, 1961 221,741 15,168 354,287 111,689


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA -
Hogs ...
Sheep ..
- - - -


May 6, 1961
359,000
27,400


Apr. 29, 1961
332,000
29,800


May 7, 1960
335,000
21,500


RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF 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 ...


MONTH OF APRIL
: ----C------ -- ----------
Cattle .
: Salable Total
S1961 : 1960 1961 1960
132,902 145,247 159,458 152,71
12,403 13,907 15,751 17,0
39,990 40,281 68,463 86,5:
29,648 26,666 44,565 59,4!
28,242 26,655 28,242 26,6'
88,553 84,004 143,944 108,5!
31,294 28,440 54,072 32,0
146,336 135,498 153,947 142,0
61,002 65,128 65,850 66,7!
57,854 59,467 60,527 62,35
102,548 104,111 106,414 107,0
81,906 83,115 87,910 90,0


----- Cves s
: Salable 1 1 111 _1-
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
39 755 984 733 984
46 2,795 2,991 2,840 2,999
56 1,766 1,490 5,059 4,958
55 5,591 5,669 5,284 7,905
78 2,055 2,477 2,033 2,545
93 2,387 5,221 7,226 10,745
38 2,527 4,055 2,444 4,140
39 1,452 2,069 1,572 2,400
99 1,575 2,577 1,652 2,757
07 5,659 6,842 5,639 7,225
45 2,662 1,550 2,837 2,214
57 20,914 24,680 21,728 26,005


Total ......



Chicago ......
Cincinnati ...
Denver .......
Fort Worth ...
Indianapolis .
Kansas City ..
Oklahoma City
Omaha ........
St. Joseph ...
St. Louis NSY.
Sioux City ...
S. St. Paul ...


812,258 810,517 946,701 931,158 47,674 60,585 59,027 74,835
-------------------- -------------------


i Hogs
135,461 145,168
S 45,545 50,716
20,491 22,877
9,144 13,963
S 128,631 144,408
S 65,298 69,112
15,968 17,941
166,951 174,927
S 90,627 112,092
213,889 265,401
141,155 165,282
178,269 187 J26


157,027 149,507
55,752 61,008
42,884 55,495
25,071 37,950
129,919 144,561
75,952 81,827
57,385 36,015
226,739 265,546
116,987 153,354
216,625 270,064
159,0553 181,577
222.826 226 761


Sheep and Lambs
16,626 19,306 19,705
2,195 2,206 2,877
66,380 88,294 129,758
115,527 93,604 162,576
3,751 5,888 5,751
36,845 25,071 129,624
9,478 10,549 9,478
55,215 51,211 65,629
32,440 19,254 53,646
11,145 9,454 19,526
24,482 21,979 29,914
1.80 27614 6 460
O_ j:L4_ 8h___6


Total 1.....* 211.429 1367o013 1446 180 1 661 045 402 960 572,210 694.942 597 848
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Hogs Sheep
April 1961 ................... 1,565,000 116,100
April 1960 ................... 1,420,000 105,100
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25,976
2,445
138,182
150,510
3,888
88,450
10,549
67,540
38,520
25,596
27,752
40,B42


-










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....9....
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....


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


'$~

:
*


3,169 1,428 10.9
17,776 18,612 61.0
6,081 8,572 20.9
1,464 707 5.0
-- 12
651 371 2.2
29,141 29,702
- -- -- --- -- 561
25 63 .1
8,741 8,684 41.6
10,551 10,700 50.2
1,594 979 7.6
99 274 .5
20,990 20,700
SIOUX (
85 21 .6
6,468 5,453 48.3
5,525 6,505 39.8
1,506 688 11.3
-- 155 -
S1 5380 12622

54 -- .4
5,927 5,515 46.2
3,660 2,979 43.0
828 586 9.7

56 161 .7
8,505 7,041
.n" e l ~L m 111a. .. Teon
-- -- -- ----

1,033 262 15.5
4,794 4,112 62.8
1,562 1,109 20.4

254 47 35.3
7,643 5,956

------.ST.--


2,592
5,508
748

8,648


2,779
647
167
18
5,611


4.8
62.7
28.9
2.4
.0
1.2

IA
.3
42.0
51.7
4.7
1.3


SLAUGHTER 1/
Average weight 1 Average price in
(pounds) ,dollars per 100 lb.


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR

N Percent of total
Number of head b
: by grades r
Week enc
May May 5 "Ma 4 eM
1961 161 1- -
CHICAGO


t
-


1,142

.1 1,468
45.2 1,195
50.0 1,126
5.5 1,074
1.2
1,155

-- 1,191
47.1 1,156
42.3 1,058
8.3 1,110
-- --
2.5 980
1,108
-- --


4.4 1,086
69.0 1,019
18.6 948

8.0 892
1,010

m -m -


4,066 50.0 44.1
4,494 61.4 48.8
556 8.6 6.0
103 -- 1.1
9,219
--- _-- --------
emmemmDme mER
-me m e m m m m


2,675
1,403
142
51
4,271


77.0
17.9
4.6
.5


--
62.6
32.9
3.5
1.2


1,243
1,206
1,092
1,038

1,063
1,175

1,165
1,192
1,106
1,117
951


1,144
1,021
1,006

960
1,019


Ca --
1,152 1,132
1,103 1,064
1,082 1,042
-. 986
1,116 1,091


1,160
1,102
1,117
902
1,146


1,174
1,136
1,081
883
1,155


25.82
22.55
20.44

18.52
22.20


S6 M 6-- 4 19 65
1960 : i61 1960


1,276 26.15
1,192 24.08
1,077 22.48
1,039 20.97
1,500 --
1,054 19.47
1,158 25.78

1,260 24.50
1,177 23.55
1,095 22.26
1,091 19.44
997 18.02
1,128 22.50

1,348 25.00
1,193 25.49
1,101 22.45
1,090 19.68
957 --
1,139 22.70

-- 24.50
1,114 25.81
1,099 22.60
1,042 19.85

1,058 17.87
1,100 22.89


23.59 26.74
22.52 24.84
19.24 20.55
__ 18,55
22.59 25.40
-mm e m e


23.51
22.31
18.73
17.75
22.91


--
26.66
24.96
20.18
17.50
25.82 /


a collected by Al Eimates, and Lesoc D on
/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


_1641 1


30.86
27.60
25.61
21.66
20.00
19.54
27.01

29.41
26.60
24.79
20.65
18.75
25.34

29.95
26.78
25.24
20.56
18.54
25.63


26.94
25.42
22.05

18.88
25.74



27.29
25.07
22.55

19.81
24.52






STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS
S Nber of he Percent of total


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.....


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


*
------------
Apr. : Apr. :
19j : 1960 :


11,693 7,812
58,644 59,060
24,820 31,649
4,122 4,431
15 18
1,346 1,378
100,640 104,348

235 250
30,828 19,941
35,087 35,208
4,777 3,223
844 2,052
71,771 60,674

1"~ 62 ~~~ 342"
21,586 15,708
19,396 23,359
4,511 2,441


-- 514
45,655 4 2 ,364i

20 16
12,292 9,211
15,110 9,384
2,641 3,255

115 376
28,178 22,242

.-. .. -

2,815 863
17,311 15,290
5,565 4,639

654 2,225
26,345 23,017


-- 21
10,975 12,131
16,686 14,759
2,653 2,006
--- 281
30,314 29,198


78 --
11,050 9,319
2,845 3,779
608 508
79 115
14,660 13,721


FOR SLAUGHTER l/
SAverage weight


by grades (powu
Month
Apr s. Apir : Apr F
1961 1960 : 1961
CHICAGO


11.6
58.3
24.7
4.1
.0
1.3


7.5
56.6
30.3
4.2
.1
1.3


OMAHA
.3 .4
42.9 32.9
48.9 58.0
6.7 5.3
1.2 3.4

SIOUX CITY
" .3" ~ .8
47.3 37.1
42.5 55.1
9.9 5.8
-- 1.2


.17
43.6
46.5
9.4

.4


.1
41.4
42.2
14.6

1.7


ST. LrOUIS NSY


10.7
65.7
21.1

2.5


3.7
66.4
20.2

9.7


1,261
1,200
1,116
1,022
1,746
1,044
1,177

1,178
1,182
1,107
1,110
990
1,139

1,~292
1,182
1,136
1,104

1 155

1,140
1,157
1,077
1,055

1,040
1,110



1,074
1,031
970

896
1,019


I.sY I^C16s 1111
.1 --
36.2 41.5 1,143
55.0 50.5 1,099
8.8 6.9 1,091
1.0 -
1,114


.5 -- 1,320
75.4 67.9 1,185
19.4 27.6 1,120
4.2 3.7 1,086
.5 .8 952
1,168


idl


SApr.
1960

1,245
1,186
1,085
1,001
1,493
1,041
1,150

1,224
1,181
1,091
1,063
1,022
1,118


1,176
1,102
1,063
1,026


1,120
1,131
1,075
1,045

1,027
1,093



1,162
1,032
969

945
1,016


1,100
1,143
1,070
1,064
984
1,099



1,182
1,090
1,040
886
1,149


SAverage price in
:dollars per 100 lb.


Apr : "Apr.
1961 : 1960

27.14 30.83
25.05 27.76
23.46 25.69
21.05 22.48
19.61 21.43
19.29 20.03
24.73 27.13

25.92 29.14
24.09 27.20
22.84 25.33
19.53 21.69
18.47 19.79
23.14 25.64

26.43 29-.88 ~
24.30 27.22
23.30 25.56
19.86 21.70
-- 19.25
23.47 -25.97

26.00 28.34
24.38 27.17
23.29 25.61
20.16 22.44

17.62 19.29
23.49 25.74

- -

24.65 27.72
23.15 25.67
20.70 22.86

18.40 20.24
22.72 24.75


-- 32.72
24.30 27.29
23.03 25.32
19.95 21.28
-- 19.02
23.24 25.86


24.44 -
24.07 26.62
22.93 25.06
19.07 20.45
18.07 18.21
23.64 25.95


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


3)s




560


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/


S Numb--er of head----
: Number of head


Grade


S Apr. Apr.
: 1961 1960


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


12,188
148,190
129,255
24,877
15
3,038
317,565


8,441
126,233
133,428
20,503
18
6,941
295,564


----- --- ---------
Percent of total : Average weight
by grades (pounds)
--.---------a^--------
Month
Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


3.8
46.7
40.7
7.8


2.9 1,260
42.7 1,183
45.1 1,099
6.9 1,055
-- 1,746
2.4 995
1,140


1,247
1,176
1,081
1,025
1,493
998
1,120


--- --- -
: Average price in
Dollars per 100 lb.


Apr.
1961

27.09
24.55
23.14
20.18
19.61
18.79
23.74


Apr.
1960


50.74
27.43
25.51
22.16
21.43
19.85
26.20


HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
--------- _-_-----_---------------_---------.--- :--.-_-----


Grade


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


S Number of head

.-----------

Apr. Apr.
1961 1960


231
55,372
49,252
7,592
854
113,501


482
38,188
50,569
8,894
1,467
99,600


: Percent of total
S by grades
- -- -- -- -- -


Apr.
1961

0.2
48.9
43.5
6.7
.7


: Average weight
: (pounds)
- -- --- -- -


S. Monj.h. _._..__.....
Apr. Apr. : Apr.
S 1960 : 1961 1960


0.5
38.3
50.8
8.9
1.5


1,049 1,036


973
913
895
917
941


Average price in
dollars per 100 lb,
- --- ---


Apr.
1961 :

25.41
23.94
22.44
19.94
17.74
23.01


960
892
853
888
915


Apr.
1960

28.45
26.62
24.62
21.47
18.66
25.10


SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT FIVE SPECIFIED
STEERS
-__ __---- ---_ -__-------------


MARKETS 1/


S Average weight
. (pounds)


Month
: Apr. : Apr. : Apr. : Apr.
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 -

Cincinnati ........... 4,057 4,062 1,074 1,036
Indianapolis ......... 15,284 11,595 1,051 1,062
Fort Worth ........... 3,957 2,888 986 919
Oklahoma City ........ 3,430 2,105 1,075 1,040
Sioux Falls .......... 9,533 9,192 1,161 1,129

HEIFERS


Cincinnati ......
Indianapolis .........
Fort Worth .....
Oklahoma City ........
Sioux Falls ....


2,429
2,822
1,936
1,751
6,060


2,957
2,131
2,209
1,833
5,060


754
843
638
824
988


754
847
657
817
938


Average price
in dollars per 100 lb.


: Apr. :
: 1961 :


23.47
23.19
23.17
23.17
23.03


22.31
22.55
22.80
22.82
22.47


Apr.
1960


25.25
25.15
24.60
25.32
25.22


24.34
24.69
24.43
24.85
24.59


1/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Li.atock Division, A. M. S.


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


SCattle : aCalves IHogs :She e and lambs
City or Area May 6 May 7 May 6 May 7 : May 6 : May 7 May 6 May 7
-- ----------- --1961 :1960 11961 : 1960 : 1961 1960 1961 1960
Boston, New York City Area .... 12,313 12,523 11,541 9,862 43,972 49,607 36,966 38,574
Baltimore, Philadelphia ....... 8,940 9,160 2,379 2,238 30,391 24,894 3,590 5,086
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls.. 20,701 19,701 4,315 4,229 121,138 142,221 11,530 12,684
Chicago Area ................... 18,671 18,737 3,984 5,238 40,946 35,106 6,516 6,267
St. Paul-Wise. Areas .......... 28,432 31,091 14,652 17,165 102,352 111,079 12,354 10,168
St. Louis Area ................ 11,529 11,327 1,318 1,224 84,202 100,838 4,177 4,353
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area .... 27,042 21,895 -- -- 90,426 95,944 12,087 12,778
Omaha Area .................... 42,575 36,339 134 167 84,718 82,990 18,424 13,851
Kansas City ................... 17,649 13,868 -- -- 38,167 42,012 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota .......... 33,500 30,438 8,200 7,980 286,000 268,546 57,000 28,585
Lou'1, Evan'l. Nash'L. Mph's .. 6,209 6,313 3,179 3,415 57,484 70,377 -- -
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ... 9,968 7,872 5,785 3,212 50,673 35,813 -- -
St. Jo'ph. Wichita, Okla. City. 20,826 20,447 849 1,287 46,763 47,859 11,527 9,911
Ft. Worth,Dallas, San Antonio.. 13,361 11,092 4,072 4,725 15,683 20,687 50,915 39,427
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City.. 25,644 21,264 168 259 14,603 17,838 37,405 24,927
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas .. 28,518 24,938 1,893 1,826 30,254 28,210 45,468 56,711
Portland, Seattle, Spokane .... 8,691 7,327 223 238 17,146 14,814 4,930 3,662

Total ....................... 554,569 60,492 1,134,918 292,889


304,3352


63,065


1,186,835


246,982


Accumulation to date ...... 5,394,006 1,153,598 20,118,316 4,795,767
5,254,903 1,231,902 22,057,893 4,298,290


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
: Pork Lamb _
Beef Veal Pork b Total Total
Week ended .(excl. lardi and mutton meat l ard
We k e d d* *- *- :' *- -:*- ig tl
Number: Prod.'Number: Prod.'Nuxnber: Prod. Number Prod.' prod. Prod.

1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. mil.lb. mil.1b.


May 6, 1961 .........
Apr.29,1961 .........
Apr.15,1961 .........
May 7, 1960 .........
Percentage change from:
Apr.29,1961 .........
May 7,1960 .........


240.4
230.2

218.7


11.2
11.6

10.9


1,315
1,290
1,298
1,352


187.6
181.8

187.7


15.4 454.6
15.2 438.8

13.6 430.9


~s 3Aie.age~wiiis DE.1 y igh
Week ended : Cattle Calves : _Hgs a nd. Jlas -
-: T-- t- -


: Live :Dressed


: tive :Dressed : Live :Dressed : Live


:Dressed


42.5
435.7


: Lard
: yield
: per
: 100 lb.


May 6, 1961 ... 1045
Apr.29,1961 ... 1040
Apr.15,1961 ... 1045
May 7, 1960 ... 1039


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


98
100
105
99


15.5












Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---- -- -----..___ _^-_-. ^-- -----
Chicago Kansas City : Omaha Denver
SMay May :May :May May a May May M'
6 : 7 :6 7 6 7 6
1961: 1960 : 1961 :1960 1961 : 1960 : 1961: I1
au er cattle calves and dealers
S-laughter ca~ttle calves and dealers


26.12
26.38
24.25
24.12
22.50
20.88


23.75

19.80


17.10
16.70
16.20
14.70


30.50
31.12
28.00
28.08
24.75
21.62


26.82

21.25


17.88
16.92
15.90
14.42


24.28
23.95
22.42
19.90


23.68
21.92
19.25


17.22
16.50
16.00
15.00


27.32
27.30
24.80
21.75


26.88
24.30
20.85


19.00
16.80
15.28
13.50


25.50
25.48
24.00
23.95
21.85
19.42


23.72
21.85
19.35


17.22
16.45
15.58
14.62


29.62
29.62
27.28
27.25
24.12
20.62


26.85
23.62
20.12


18.00
16.62
15.25
14.25


19.55 20.30 18.38 18.45 19.05 18.50
20.05 20.00 18.70 18.60 18.98 18.25


29.70
27.00
22.00


31.50
29.00
23.50


23.25
21.25
18.75


27.50
24.00
20.00


25.50
23.00
20.75


27.00
24.50
21.50


27.50
24.75
21.50


26.00
23.75
21.00


23.38
23.38
21.38
19.25


22.98
20.75
18.62



16.40
15.35
14.12


a1


: North
3 Portland
y May May
6 7
60= 1961: 1960
- : :


26.40
26.80
23.42
20.00


25.88
22.88
19.25


18.50
17.00
15.38
14.25


24.62
23.75
23.00
20.75


23.75
22.25
19.75


17.50
16.50
14.25
13.00


--

27.62
27.25
25.62
23.12


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.50
17.50
14.75
12.75


-- -- 21.00
19.25 20.00 20.25 22.54


31.50
29.50
25.50


29.00
26.50
24.00


52.00
29.50
26.00


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


28.75
25.75
22.75


26.80
24.35
21.00


29.00
25.65
21.75


26.25
24.12
20.50


28.30
25.02
21.25


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 24.00 26.00 24,00 25.50 25.00 25.50
- -- 20.75 22.25 20.25 22.00 22.00 22.25


- 17.15 18.25 16.25 15.00


- 28.50 30.20 29.00 30.50


- 25.35 26.70 26.00 26.75


16.50


-- 25.00
-- 20.50


-- -- 16.00


30.25 29.50


- 28.00


27.88 28.00 26.25


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.50
24.25
20.75


26.88
24.50
21.25


26.90
24.55
21.25


26.50
24.00
20.25






CATTLE: MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds
S- --_-- -- North -
: Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland
$- .- - -


Classification


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


700-900#
600-800
- All uts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


: Apr.: Apr. : Apr. : Apr. : Apr.: Apr. : Apr.:
: 1961: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961: 1960 : 1961
Sla------ -- -- -- -:--
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


26.98
27.22
25.26
25.14
23.14
21.01


24.54

20.04


17.47
16.95
16.44
14.91


30.50
31.09
28.08
28.24
25.22
22.33


27.08

21.41


17.79
17.16
16.23
14.58


25.01
24.68
23.10
20.26


24.34
22.35
19.54


17.51
16.85
16.29
15.54


27.73
27.66
25.51
21.92


27.00
24.66
21.24


18.52
16.68
15.36
13.40


26.43
26.553
24.87
24.75
22.80
19.97


24.49
22.40
19.62


17.38
16.653
15.77
14.85


29.91
29.85
27.88
27.83
24.71
21.50


27.253
24.02
20.52


17.96
16.62
15.07
13.88


19.94 21.92 18.32 18.81 18.92 18.78
20.57 20.22 18.62 18.69 18.88 18.53


30.38
27.00
22.00


31.78
29.12
23.65


23.74
21.80
18.96


28.68
25.05
20.75


25.60
23.04
20.78


27.42
24.80
21.78


27.50
24.75
21.50


26.55
24.16
21.00


24.05
24.03
21.81
19.32


23.28
21.09
18.74



16.71
15.36
14.24


Apr. : Apr. Apr.
1960 : 1961 : 1960


26.48
26.55
25.64
20.26


25.88
22.82
19.16


18.84
17.58
15.56
14.40


24.25
23.38
22.88
20.50


25.58
21.97
19.58


17.25
15.94
14.25
12.88


19.00 20.00 20.25


31.50
29.50
25.50


27.65
27.17
25.65
23.12



25.03
22.44


18.00
16.81
14.12
12.06


20.50
21.19


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.75
29.62
26.00


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


26.69
24.44
21.12


28.95
26.00
22.75


26.81
24.31
20.58


29.06
25.69
21.75


26.32
24.34
20.62


28.88
25.38
21.38


26.78
24.39
21.25


27.94
25.18
21.68


-- -- 24.00 25.68 24.25 25.50 24.79 25.62
-- -- 20.75 22.01 20.75 21.94 21.80 22.00


24.25
20.50


26.12
23.88
20.31


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 17.25 18.25 15.85 14.66



-- -- 28.32 30.01 29.00 30.653


- -- 25.55 26.51 26.00 26.94


16.50


-- -- 15.38


50.25 50.75


-- 28.00


28.21 28.00 -- 25.69


364


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/


Week ended


AVERAGE


COST -


Barrows May 6, 1961
and Apr.29, 1961
gilts May 7, 1960
May 6, 1961
Sows Apr.29, 1961
May 7, 1960
AVERAGE WEIGHT -


S. S. 8:
: :Louis Kansas : Sioux : St. St. Indian-' icta.
: Chicago:Natl. : City : Omaha : City : Joseph Paul apolis com-
:Stock : bcned
* .s : bined
D ;:Yards : : 0
Dollars per 100 pounds


16.72 16.51
16.70 16.48
15.82 15.83
14.42 14.74
14.68 15.02
12.93 13.45


16.17
16.18
15.63
14.77
15.17
13.26


16.54
16.42
15.71
14.935
15.18
13.55


16.18
16.25
15.60
14.76
15.06
13.44


16.18
16.23
15.69
14.80
15.28
13.47


16.36
16.54
15.70
14.67
14.98
13.42


17.05 16.42
16.91 16.44
16.06 15.76
14.76 14.74
15.09 15.04
13.06 15.34


Pounds


Barrows May 6, 1961
and Apr.29, 1961
gilts May 7, 1960

May 6, 1961
Sows Apr.29, 1961
May 7, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 6, 1961
and Apr.29, 1961
gilts May- 7_ 960
May 6, 1961
Sows Apr.29, 1961
May 7, 1960
SOWS -
May 6, 1961
Apr.29, 1961
May 7, 1960
I/ Weighted average.


238 230 242
239 230 239
240 223 232
445 411 441
453 416 428
456 397 425


31179
32059
50407
2840
3048
_ 2868


8
9
9


48458
58863
66469
4107
5196
4579


244
242
S241
423
419
425


19556 40124
18897 40137
18909 36274
1090 5571
1389 5861
1066 3825


247
247
244
451
425
427


40104
38171
34794
3904
4513
3225


Percentageof total
8 5 12
8 7 135
6 5 10


242
241
231
421
412
407


29061
30695
29241
2124
2058
1601


2533 240


239 232
242 230
411 459
416 455
403 447


28568
52494
351234
4786
4744


21747
27598
26286
2580
3055


23B8
234
427
426
422

258777
278914
273614
27002
29864


3906 2903 23973


9 7 14 11
10 6 13 10
8 5 11 10


9
10
8


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
----------- c~m6SJI',PIE O^IVJ &~~iS -_-_------
/ : 2/: Gross spread
Week ended Hog products -/ Hog prices 2/ ,arin
- - or martin
May 6, 1961 #... *....... $18.88 $17.55 $1.33
Apr.29, 1961 ............ 18.82 17.25 1.57
a 2 196 .........***.. 18.43 ------ -16.34- -- .09
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
'/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE
------ -H ---Barrows and T 5-o27 -
Wee ene: gilts 1/ : No. 3 yeTlow
Week ended Dollars per : cents per
: 100 pounds : bushel
May 6, 1961 .......... 16.72 112.53
Apr.29, 1961 ............ 16.70 113.5
May 7, 1960 ............ 15.82 120.0
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


RATIO
T Hog-corn ~
: price ratio
S based on
: barrows and gilts
.0__ mm
14.9
14.7
13.2





567


HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/


- --- ----- ^.- -
: : Louis I Kansas: : Siox : South : South
Month :Chicago: Natl. : ; : Omaha : r St. : St.


AVERAGE COST -
Barrows Apr. 1961 .....
and Mar. 1961 ......
gilts Apr. 1960 ......
Apr. 1961 ......
Sows Mar. 1961 ......
Apr. 1960 ......
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows Apr. 1961 ......
and Mar. 1961 ......
gilts Apr. 1960 ......
Apr. 1961 ......
Sows Mar. 1961 ......
Apr. 1960 ......


NUMBER OF HEAD -


Barrows Apr. 1961 ......
and Mar. 1961 ......
gilts Apr. 1960 ......
Apr. 1961 7.7.7.
Sows Mar. 1961 ......
Apr. 1960 .....
SOWS -


17.18
17.54
16.11
15.26
15.66
13.66


237
254
237
451
450
452

108785
109287
L13704
10025
9902
12701


: Stock : Ill :


V'vj :


: Yards : : -
Dollars per 100 pounds


17.10 1(
17.54 1
16.02 1I
15.68 1'
16.15 1i
14.02 1'


3.93
7.57
5.93
5.84
6.29
4.18


17.04
17.54
15.91
15.90
16.13
14.18


16.90
17.45
15.79
15.70
15.85
14.09


Joseph:


16.78
17.55
15.95
15.75
16.19
14.50


Pounds


227 237
220 233
220 250
413 427
401 426
399 418


188729
210841
232880
15716
17562
19630


Apr. 1961 ...... 8
Mar. 1961 ...... 8
Apr. 1960 ......- 10
I/ Weighted average.


E
E


58850
66079
61444
3644
3761
4441


241
238
240
420
450
425

157959
145328
144362
20684
16393
18088


246 238
242 232
242 250
428 419
439 417
420 402


121222
155160
143443
15572
10750
14120


81675
88400
99551
5495
5749
7719


Percentage of total
3 6 13 10
S 5 10 7
3 7 11 9


Paul


16.95
17.49
15.74
15.55
15.84
14.01

239
233
258
416
424
415

135671
164145
143631
14605
11146
15664


6 10
6 6
7 10


:- :Eight
Indian-.
:.o :markets
apolis :combined


17.56
17.66
16.31
15.56
15.68
13.75


17.04
17.55
15.96
15.66
15.95
14.00


250 236
226 251
228 232
458 427
449 428
443 422

110212 945103
127652 1046892
122115 1061130
10967 94704
10844 86107
14269 106632


9
8
9


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
--- Gross spread
Month Hog products 1/ 0 Hog prices 2/ : Gross spread

Apr. 1961 ................ $19.51 $17.60 $1.71
Mar. 1961 ................ 19.76 17.91 1.85
Apr. 1960 ................ 18.46 16.48 1.98
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog
computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
5/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN
I Barrows and : Corn, 17
Month gilts 1/ : No.3 yellow
SoDollars per : Cents per


PRICE RATIO
: Hog-corn
: price ratio
I based on


:- 100ounds 1 bushel barrows and gilt
Apr. 1961 ............ $17.18 108.1 15.9
Mar. 1961 ............ 17.54 110.6 15.9
Apr. 1960 ............ 16.11 120.6 15.4
/ Weighted average.






WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTIRN SEABOARD Steer beef prices closed
steady at New York, steady to 50# higher at
Philadelphia, steady to mostly 50# lower at
Washington and weak to $2.00 lower at Baltimore.
Cow beef was steady to weak; veal steady to
mostly $1.00-2.00 lower; however, Standard veal
at New York sold $1.00 higher; lamb steady to
$4.00 off, bulk $1.00-3.00 lower; pork loins
mainly steady to $1.00 lower. Boston butts and
spareribs largely steady to $1.00 lower. Fresh
skinned hams advanced $1.00-2.00.
Supplies of railstocks and pork were mostly
normal, cow beef excepted, as small to moderate
volume was offered. Moderately active trading
and good demand prevailed for steer beef at most
markets, however, at Baltimore outlet was gener-
ally poor. The feature of the week's trade at
New York was the improved demand for steer arm
chucks at mid-period and thereafter when trading
turned fairly active as most chain buyers were
aggressive. Movement of cow beef was rather
slow. Veal met good demand at Philadelphia and
Standard veal cleared promptly at New York, but
slow trading was generally the rule at most
centers. Retailers showed preference for lamb
35-55# and these sold readily while difficulty
was encountered in moving carcasses 55-70# and
primal cuts derived therefrom. Demand was
mainly fair for pork with loins moving best at
Washington and good demand late at New York en-
abled sellers to clear stocks. Small supplies
of lamb at Philadelphia, moderate volume of veal
at Washington along with small to moderate
supplies of veal and lamb at New York were unsold
late.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold steady
to 50# lower; Choice and Prime veal steady, Good
and Standard $1.00-2.00 higher; lamb about
steady; pork loins 8-16# steady to 500 higher;
Boston butts and spareribs steady.
Moderate veal supplies showed a decrease
compared to the previous period, supplies other
divisions normal. Average-Good to Choice grades
most plentiful in beef and Choice comprised the
bulk of old crop lamb. Old crop carcasses for
the most part weighed over 50#. Fewer spring
lambs were offered than in the previous week.
Carcass beef trading was slow with prices
on steer dropping to a four-year low. Demand
generally was poor for primal cuts except fair
outlets prevailed for loins. On late sessions
demand for chucks was fairly good. Rounds and
ribs followed a lower trend. Decreased veal
offerings cleared in a moderately active trade
with upturns recorded on Good and Standard
grades. Lamb trade generally was slow, early
demand centering mostly on hindsaddles, after
midweek all primal cuts found equal distribution
in a moderately active trade. Fresh pork trade
was slow throughout.


PACIFIC COAST Steer and heifer beef
sold steady to $1.00 lower; cow beef steady to
50# higher, the advance in Los Angeles; calf
and veal steady to $2.00 lower, the decline in
San Francisco; spring lamb fully steady in Los
Angeles but steady to $1.00 lower elsewhere;
fresh and smoked pork steady to $2.00 lower in
California but steady to $2.00 higher in the
Northwest, advance mainly on fresh pork.
Supply of fresh pork was below normal in
the Northwest as slaughter was curtailed in
the Portland area due to unsettled labor con-
ditions. Trading active in the Northwest on
pork but otherwise supplies of most meats were
fairly large and trading was slow despite fair-
ly good demand.

CARLOT MEAT TRAID REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Steer, heifer and cow beef closed 50#-$1.00
lower, lamb mostly $1.00 lower, pork loins
504-$1.00 higher, fresh hams 12-14# $1.50-
2.00 higher, 14-16# 500-$1.00 higher, butts
50* lower, hog carcasses steady to 354 lower.
The supply of beef was slightly above
normal while other classes were normal. De-
mand fairly poor on beef and lamb but moderate
on other classes.
Following prices f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
$37.00-38.00, 700-800# $36.25-37.50, Good
600-700# $35.50-36.50, high-Good Wa6.50-37.00,
Good 700-800# $35.25-36.50. Choice 500-700#
heifer carcasses $36.25-37.00, Good $34.50-
35.50. Canner, Cutter and Utility cow beef
$30.50-31.50.
Lamb: Choice, including some Prime 45-55#
$30.25-32.50, few loads 35-45# $33.00-34.50,
55-65# $27.75-28.50, few carlots and part care
spring lamb carcasses 35-55# $39.00-42.50.
Pork: Pork loins 8-12# $39.00-40.00,
fresh hams 12-14# $38.00-38.50, 14-16# $36.00-
36.50, butts 4-8# $30.50-32.00, pork carcasses
U. S. 1-3 135-155# $23.50-24.65, 155-175#
$23.10-24.10.
Clearance only fair on beef and lamb but
generally complete other classes.
Based on reports from major slaughtering
centers-Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and the
Interior Iowa and So. Minnesota area.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. Steer beef sold steady
to fully 50# lower with most sales at New York
50#-$1.00 off. Closing trends on heifer beef
254-$1.00 lower; cow beef steady to $1.00 off;
old crop lamb steady to 50# lower at Denver
and Chicago but $1.00 lower at New York and
$1.00-2.00 off at Philadelphia. Spring lamb
steady, except $1.00 lower at New York. Pork
loins sold 504 higher.




369
EIOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification I- -- -- --- -
7 May 6 : May 7 s May 6 3 May 7 ? May 6 s May 7 : May 6 6 May 7
1 -6.1 1960 t 1961 s 1960 : 1961 : 1960 t 1961 s 1960


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 44.75 -
Choice 600-700 42.75 47.51


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1vr
Butts 4-8
Spareribs #f down
Cured pork -
Hams, msk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


- 1 I-- la-b
4M A-f-Vnn I nmh-


41.25
40.00
40.25


61.00
50.80
46.10

39.70
39.70

45.10
36.00
42.50


45.00

48.00

35.00
16.75


D


46.50
44.25
44.50


58.00
49.50
45.50


40.38
39.62
38.50
38.50

39.62
39.25
37.75

59.00
52.00
48.25


-
45.75
44.50
45.25
43.25

45.00
45.00
41.50

56.00
50.50
47.00


40.25
38.75
40.25
38.75

39.25





50.00


45.00
43.50
43.50
42.50

44.50
43.00




54.00


39.25
37.56
38.75
38.00

39.00
37.75
38.00


45.00
43.50
43.00
41.50

44.75
43.50
42.50


50.50 35.25* 45.75* 37.50 45.25 38.25 46.00
49.50 35.25* 45.75* 37.50 45.25 38.25 46.00


43.65
34.20
41.00


41.15
33.75
37.25


40.12
29.38
38.75


46.00
41.25
47.50


46.00
39.00
47.00


43.00
39.25
42.00


42.12
36.00
43.50


48.50 44.75 50.00 45.75 50.50 43.50 49.00

44.50 53.00 53.50 54.75 51.00 53.00 50.50


30.50 34.50 33.50 35.38 32.00 34.00
15.25 15.88 15.00 18.00 16.50 17.44
-------------------------------------------------


32.00
14.56


-. -V BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED MAY 5, 1961
a-d ~ B -pc esdelverc '-
Classification 30-30 30-30 3 5 4 0 4 -
Wte iefn--r -Newp s hl a
Choice 600-700# 38.00-38.50 37.00-37.50 37.25-37.75 40.00-40.50 40.00-40.50


Good


Heifer beef
Choice

Good

Cow beef -
Utility


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


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


Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


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


37.50-38.00
36.50-37.00
36.00-37.00
36.00-37.00
35.50-36.50

37.50-37.75
37.25-37.75
35.50-36.00
35.50-36.00

30.00-31.50
31.00-32.00


36.00-37.00
35.50-36.00
0fff^\rf A


006 A
33.OC


36.25-36.75
35.75-36.25


J-3600U --
)-35.50 36.00-36.75
-- 35.25-36.00


37.00-38.50
35.95-36.75
34.50-36.00
34.00-35.50

30.50-32.00


-- 33.00-34.00
-- 29.50-32.00
-- 26.50-29.50
35.00 33.00-34.00
31.00-33.00 29.50-32.00
28.00-29.00 26.50-29.50


39.50-40.00


36.25-36.50
36.25-36.50
34.50-35.00
34.50-35.00


39.00-40.00
38.50-39.00
37.50-39.00
37.00-39.50
37.50-39.00


T-


30.50-31.00 -
30.50-31.00

-- 37.00-38.00
-- 33.00-34.50
-29.00-31.00
-37.00-38.00
30.25-32.25 33.00-34.50
27.75-28.25 29.00-31.00


39.00-39.50


39.00-39.50
38.00-38.50

37.50-39.00
37.00-38.50


39.00-39.50



32.00-33.00
32.00-32.50


33.00-33.50
28.00-30.00

33.00-33.50
28.00-30.00

40.50-41.00


5^





BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading was rather slow on greasy domestic
worsted wools in the Boston market with prices
about 24 higher. All grades were in good de-
mand with the exception of half-blood wools.
Noils were firm with a moderate turnover.
Sales were limited in scoured pulled wools due
to the small supply. Demand was poor for
scoured shorn wools.
Trading was fairly active in the territory
States and prices advanced approximately 20
grease basis and buyers were taking wools as
soon as shorn. Interest centered on the sales
held at Roswell and Artesia with buyers active.
A fair volume of 1Z and 8 months wools sold in
Texas at stronger prices while there were ad-
vances for medium wools in the fleece States.
Midweek cables from Australia showed a
poor selection at Sydney with Japan, Iron
Curtain countries and Continental interests ac-
tive as prices advanced 2) percent for fleeces
while pieces were unchanged. At Geelong, quo-
tations moved 21-5 percent upward. The Dunedin,
New Zealand sale showed Japan, Russia and China
operating under keen competition and general
demand as prices advanced par to 21 percent on
50s and 2,-5 percent on half-bred wools. In
South Africa, short wools moved at strong prices
with Italy, England and France the principal
operators with Germany supporting. The South
American markets were firm.
Fleece Wools Graded average style 64s
good French combing and staple fleece wool sold
at $1.14 while graded 60/62s good French combing
and staple brought $1.10 and 56/58s staple and
good French combing moved at $1.03. Graded
50/54s staple fleeces sold at $1.00 while 56/58s
baby combing also brought $1.00 clean basis and
50/54s baby combing moved at 95#. Original bag
medium fleece wools sold at .99-$1.00 clean
basis. Country buyers were paying mostly 42-
444 grease basis but occasionally up to 460 in
Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois for medium wools
while buyers were paying 42-450 for medium
fleeces in Ohio and Indiana.
Territory Wools Graded territory 64s
good French combing and staple wool sold at
$1.22 while graded 56/58s staple and good French
brought $1.06 clean basis.
RANGE SALES FOLLOW: In Montana the Chinook
pool of approximately 220,000 pounds, bulk half-
blood-wools sold at 45.680 grease basis, the
Flathead pool of approximately 50,000 pounds,
bulk quarter-blood brought 47.60, about 125,000
pounds of the early shorn Jordan pool, bulk fine
and half-blood at 45.40. Approximately 15,000
pounds of bulk fine and half-blood sold in the
White Sulphur Springs area at 44.00 and about
10,000 pounds of fine and half around Big Timber
moved at 40.04 grease basis, f.o.b. At sealed
bid sales held in New Mexico bulk 64/70s staple
wools sold between 50-60W grease basis, f.o.b.
Texas Wools A modest volume of 12 months
wool in original bags, bulk good French combing


and staple sold in Texas at an estimated clean
price around $1.25-1.25 delivered Boston while
approximately 500,000 pounds of 8 months wool
sold in Del Rio at $1.15-1.17 scoured basis,
delivered East.
Mohair The mohair market was rather
quiet. Adult mohair alone sold at 954 to the
warehouse, with some sales for shipment to the
United Kingdom. Trade in the local market
consisted mostly of bulk adult 24s to 26s and
a little 328 to 36s kid mohair tops for woolen
and worsted consumption.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign
wools continued dull. Foreign markets showed
strength in all grades, with good general de-
mand from all sections. Cabled reports at
week's end follow with combing wools converted
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields, in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed


$1.28
1.26
1.24
1.25
1.21
1.18


452
435
434
435


$1.12
1.09
1.05
1.00


South
Oil-combed
7 $1.17
8 1.15
12 1.15
47 1.16
48 1.15
52 1.13
53 1.10


New Zealand
Oil-combed
86 $1.00
95 .98
854 .97
100 .95
107 .91
114 .87
128 .84


Africa
Scoured yields
17 $1.12 52 $1.07
22 1.11 55 1.05
25 1.10 37 1.05
27 1.09 58 1.01
28 1.08


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools:


64a -


$1.05, 60/64s $1.00, 60s 979, 60/58s -
95-2, 58/56s 935, 56/50s 910, 50s 900.
Carpet Wools Turnover of spot carpet
wools was slow. All primary markets were ac-
tive with rising prices. A greasy New Zealand
carpet fleece wool sold for shipment at 81#
early in the week while early shorn wool
brought 76j#, clean fibers present. Greasy
Buenos Aires March second clip sold for ship-
ment at 75#, November wools were quoted at 76-
77# with fleeces around 800, clean fibers
present.

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 4, 1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops -11.61
July wool 1.62
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.20
July wool 1.233
64s grade 2k" ave. stretched length




371


MEAT ANIMALS

Farm Production, Disposition, and Income

1959-60


Farm production of meat animals in 1960 totaled 49.4 billion pounds
live weight, 4 percent under the 51.3 billion pounds in 1959, according to the
Crop Reporting Board. Production in 1959 was the highest of record. Cattle
and calf production accounted for 58 percent of the total farm production of
meat animals in 1960, with hogs furnishing 39 percent and the remaining 3
percent coming from sheep and lambs. In 1959 cattle and calves represented
55 percent of the total; hogs, 42 percent; and sheep and lambs 3 percent. The
value of 1960 production at $9. 0 billion is 7 percent below the 1959 total of
$9.7 billion. Prices for hogs were higher in 1960 than in 1959, but prices
were lower for cattle, calves, sheep, and lambs.

Gross income (cash receipts plus value of home consumption) from
meat animals amounted to $10.9 billion in 1960, 3 percent less than the $11.3
billion in 1959. Gross income from hogs was 2 percent larger than in 1959,
but gross income was 6 percent smaller for cattle and calves and 2 percent
smaller for sheep and lambs. The aggregate live weight of meat animals mar-
keted in 1960 was 1 percent larger than in 1959, with cattle and calf marketing
up 5 percent, sheep and lambs up 5 percent, and hogs down 6 percent.

CATTLE AND CALVES: Production of cattle and calves in 1960 totaled about
28. 7 billion pounds, a record high. This was 2 percent higher than the 28.3
billion pounds of production in 1959. Gross income from cattle and calves in
1960 amounted to $7.5 billion, down 6 percent from the gross income of $8.0
billion in 1959. Cash receipts from sale of cattle and calves totaled $7.4 bil-
lion in 1960, compared with $7. 8 billion the preceding year. The average price
per 100 pounds live weight received by producers in 1960 was $20.40 for cattle
and $22. 90 for calves. In 1959 the average price per 100 pounds was $22. 60 for
cattle and $26. 70 for calves.

HOGS: Production of hogs in 1960 is estimated at 19.0 billion pounds, 11 per-
cent less than the 21.3 billion pounds in 1959. Record production occurred in
1943, with 25.4 billion pounds. Other recent years with production exceeding
20.0 billion pounds were 1951 and 1955. Gross income of $3.0 billion from hogs
in 1960 was 2 percent larger than in 1959. Cash receipts at $2. 9 billion were 3
percent larger than in the preceding year. The average price per hundredweight
was $15.30 in 1960, compared with $14. 10 in 1959.

SHEEP AND LAMBS: The production of sheep and lambs in 1960 amounted to
nearly 1.7 billion pounds, 3 percent below the level of 1959. The record produc-
tion was 2.3 billion pounds in 1942. Gross income was $333 million in 1960 com-
pared with $338 million in 1959. Cash receipts of $329 million were 2 percent
less than in the preceding year. In 1960 sheep sold for an average of $5. 62 per
hundred pounds and lambs for $17.90. The average price in 1959 was $6.00 for
sheep and $18. 70 for lambs.





372

U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washingtoi* 2*). C.


OFFICIAL Bbtb&SS


Form AMS-5/9/61
Permit 1001


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


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Documents Librarian
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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : : ------
North
Classification Chicago. Omaha Kansa Fort Denver Ogden Port-
City W orth
^-.------ ---:-----------.---------.--.-- ----- --


May 6, 1961
May 7, 1960
May 6, 1961
May 7, 1960


- All wts.


17.38
22.50* 24.12
15.88* 16.85
21.38* 23.12
15.12* --
19.88* -
*105 lb. down

21.22 21.52
- -


17.82
24.48
17.00
23.50
15.75
22.50

14.58


-- 17.45 -
23.25 24.65 22.75
16.85 16.60 -
22.75 20.55* 22.00
15.65 -
22.00 19.68* 20.75


19.28
---------------


22.44

21.88


16.00


Choice May 6, 1961
May 7, 1960


Good


May 6, 1961
May 7, 1960


EWES: (Shorn) All wts.
Good and May 6, 1961
Choice May 7, 1960

Cull and May 6, 1961
Utility May 7, 1960
FEEDER LAMBS: All vts.
Good and May 6, 1961
Choice May 7, 1960
*Wooled basis.


14.50 15.95
20.35 20.45
13.88 12.88
19.10 19.32


5.45 5.10
5.75* 5.45

5.00 5.80
4.50* 3.98


14.20
21.00


13.70 11
20.75 18
12.50 10
18


5.98


3.00 4.
5,


10.
18


.40
.90


14.10
20.02
- -2


18.40


.60 1..J1 --
.40 17.40


5.50 -
6.15 5.75

60 5.75 -
.78 4.65 5.75
------------

95 15.70 -
.25 19.50 -


IAMBS:
May I
May '


(Spring)
S1961
S1960


SLAUGHTER
Prime

Choice


Good

SLAUGHTER
Prime


IAMBS:
May 6,
May 7,


(Shorn)
1961
1960


15.88

14.25



5.58
5.50

3.50
5.75



15.25


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