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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 29, No. 26


June 27, 1961


Week ended June 24


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

Steer Sale Statistics . 0
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .


Cattle Prices *. .
Hog Prices . *
Hog Purchase Statistics .
Sheep andLamb Prices . .

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


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Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected
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Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned Under
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Uneven distribution of cattle receipts,
not only from day to day but from one market
to another, along with continued depressed
dressed beef prices resulted in very uneven
price trends. At several markets slaughter
steer prices reacted from early declines to
finish steady to 500 higher for the period
but at other centers bnly partial recovery was
made and levels were steady to 500 lower for
the week. Heifers, cows and stocker and feeder
classes also sold steady to 500 lower. Barrows
and gilts were 504-$1.00 higher at most mid-
west terminals and in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota areas were 25-500 higher.
Sows were mostly steady to 500 higher. Slaugh-
ter lambs, both old-crop and spring lambs sold
unevenly steady to $1.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Fed cattle
prices early in the week were sharply lower
and at the lowest levels in more than four
years but a steady to higher trend after Monday
at the majority of points erased much of the
decline suffered on the initial session. A
poor distribution of receipts and steady to
$1.00 lower wholesale dressed prices were main
upsetting factors in the cattle market. Twelve
market cattle receipts of 202,000 were down
14,000 from last week and 17,000 under the cor-
responding week a year ago. However, approxi-
mately 50 percent of the week's entire supply
was offered on Monday's session. Trends on
slaughter steers were irregular. At most mar-
kets prices wound up steady to 500 lower for
the week but were steady to 500 higher at Sioux
City, St. Paul and Sioux Falls. Other slaugh-
ter cattle also steady to 500 lower with Util-
ity and Commercial cows showing most decline
in that class. Vealers sold steady to $1.00
lower at the St. Paul and St. Louis National
Stockyards. Slaughter steers and heifers
formed bulk of the receipts with the majority
grading Good and Choice. Average weight of
slaughter steers continued to run considerably
heavier than at this time last year. A feature
of the market again was the unusually narrow
spread in fed cattle prices with the market on
more of a weight than a grade basis and heifers
selling as high or higher than steers at some
points.
At most markets Choice steers bulked at
$21.00-22.50 and Good steers sold at $19.50-
21.50. In Chicago loadlots Prime and mixed
Choice and Prime 1050-1450,r steers mainly
$21.00-24.00, largely $22.00 up late when
several loads Prime 1300-1350,i brought $24.25-
24.50. Several loads Choice and low-Prime 850-
950 heifers v23.00-23.50 in Kansas City but
at most markets Choice heifers bulked at $21.00-
22.50 with Good largely from $19.50-21.50. Most
Utility and Commercial cows $15.00-17.00,


Canner and Cutter cows $15.00-16.50, mostly
$14.00 up.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves at terminal markets continued seasonally
moderate. Medium and Good grades again made up
a relatively large percent of the supplies.
Shipments of mixed Good and Choice cattle were
in moderate supply but loadlots grading better
than low-Choice were scarce. A large percent-
age of the offerings were 550-700,/ stock
steers with a moderate number feeder steers
over 8001. Stock calves were in light supply.
Trading at most markets was slow with prices
steady to 500 lower. The press of field work
kept some potential buyers away from the
terminals and was a factor tending to restrict
outlet for stockers and feeders. More impor-
tant, however, was the bearish influence of
a continued downward trend in slaughter cattle
prices. Many buyers are very cautious about
acquiring feedlot replacements in the face of
current fed cattle prices.
A few loads Choice 550-600# stock steers
sold from '26.00-27.25. At Omaha mixed Good
and Choice thin 550# brought $26.75. Bulk
Good and Choice 550-700, sold from A21.50-
25.50; Medium and low-Good $19.00-23.50. Good
and Choice 800-1050, feeder steers ranged
$19.75-25.50, most sales $22.50 down. At
Kansas City Choice and Fancy 925,j sold for
further feeding at $22.75. These already car-
ried sufficient finish to grade Choice in
the beef. At Chicago four loads Good 1055d
feeders brought $20.00. Good and Choice year-
ling heifers cleared from $20.00-24.00, load
Good aAd Choice 533,;' 24.75, Good 800,/ $20.00.
Few shipments Choice and Fancy 350-430# steer
calves brought $29.50-50.00, Good and Choice
424.00-29.00, Medium 3552 Holsteins 620.75.
Good and Choice heifer calves sold from $21.50-
27.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings of
hogs at 12 terminals totaled 257,000 head or 12
percent under the previous week and smallest
for any week since last September. Mixed
grade 190-270,1 barrows and gilts again predomi-
nated, however, lots of 190-230/t of uniform
weight and grade continued scarce at most of
the Western Cornbelt markets. Sow marketing
continued to expand and this class made up the
largest proportion of the supply since last
September. Reduced receipts plus a steady to
higher pork trade influenced the sharpest ad-
vance in live prices since early February.
Compared with the previous week's close, bar-
rows and gilts finished 504-51.00 higher at
most midwest terminals. Sows closed strong to
500 higher, except weights over 400# at


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St. Louis and weights over 500 i at St. Joseph
ranged steady to 251 lower. Shippers were
fairly atgressive operators eurinC the entire
period. Those interests took about 31 percent
of the supply at Omaha. Packer buyers were
inclined to proceed rather cautiously durinC
the first half of the week but became quite
active on Thursday and Friday in order to
obtain enough numbers to keep killing gangs in
operation.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1 and 1-2, 180-240,/
barrows and gilts sold from $17.25-18.25, with
418.00-18.25 prevailing for such offerings at
Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis. Mixed
U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 180-250,/ bulked at $17.00-
18.00. U. S. 1-3, 27u-6uj, sows sold at $12.50-
15.00, largely ;13.00-15.00; few U. S. 1-2,
250-300, $15.25.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220j, barrows and
gilts was 880 per cwt. based on wholesale carlot
prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago June 15 to
June 21 inclusive.
Feeder pig prices were strong at both
South St. Paul and Sioux City. Good and Choice,
mostly Good, 150-170,, feeders at Sioux City
brought 415.50-16.25. Good and Choice 130-
160,/ at South St. Paul sold from $15.50-16.50.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area at 275,000 head were
7 percent smaller than the previous week, but
were 8 percent greater than a year ago. With
numbers reduced from a week ago barrows and
gilts 180-220,f closed 25-500 higher than the
previous Friday, heavier weights 35-500 higher.
Sows sold mostly steady, instances 25-500
lower on weights over 400).
On Friday, mixed U. S. 1-3 and 2-3 200-
220# barrows and gilts as well as a liberal
number of 220-240,/ and few 190-200,% sold from
416.25-16.75, moderate volume No. 1 and 2
grade lots $16.75-17.25, the latter price
sparingly. No. 1-3 270-400 sows sold from
$13.00-14.75, mainly $15.25-14.35; 400-550#
$11.35-15.65, chiefly $11.75-13.25.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Salable receipts at
12 terminal markets numbered 66,000, a 12
percent reduction from a week earlier and 4
percent below last year. Spring slaughter
lambs predominated in supplies at most all
markets. Shipments of shorn old-crop lambs
generally carried at least a moderate percent
of yearlings. Reduced marketing together with
a higher dressed lamb trade influenced an
aggressive demand and higher price trend. For
the week, spring slaughter lambs were steady
to $1.00 higher. Old-crop slaughter lambs and
yearlings were mostly steady to 500 higher,
but at Sioux City ruled 41.50-2.00 higher.
Slaughter ewes sold steady, instances 25-500
higher. Feeder lambs were mainly steady except
500 higher at Sioux City and steady to $1.00
lower at Fort Worth.
Choice and Prime 80-1051f spring slaughter


lambs on late rounds sold from .l[.50-19.50,
few sales 420.00-20.50 at Clicafo. At marT, of
the markets Good and Choice spring lambs
brought $17.00-19.00 but at Fort Worth sold
from $16.00-17.50. Choice 90-111, shorn old-
crop slaughter lambs and yearlings, No. 1, 2
and fall shorn pelts, ;14.50-16.00, few 16.50.
Good and Choice 90-115,i old-crop lambs and
yearlings at midwest markets brought $13.00-
15.00. Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes
sold from $2.00-4.50.
Choice 65j Colorado spring feeder lambs
at Sioux City brought "17.50; Good and Choice
55-75r/ largely .513.50-16.50 but at Kansas City
native feeders $11.50-13.00.
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota receipts
totaled 14,300, head, the same as the pre-
vious week but 14 percent larger than a year
ago. Aggressive competition developed late
when supplies decreased and spring lambs
sold 25-$41.00 higher; old-crop lambs and
yearlings steady to 500 higher. Slaughter
ewes were steady. Spring lambs comprised
fully 75 percent of the slaughter lamb supply.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-100#/ spring
slaughter lambs sold from 318.25-19.00 de-
livered to packing plants; relatively high-
yielding lambs $19.25-19.50 in a few sections;
Good and Choice 80-105,/ $17.00-18.50. Choice
90-105d shorn old-crop slaughter lambs and
yearlings, No. 1,2 and fall shorn pelts,
$14.00-14.50, few to $15.00; bulk Good and
Choice 90-110,1 $12.50-14.25, Utility and Good
$10.00-12.50. Cull to Good shorn slaughter
ewes ranged $1.50-3.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent,mostly 4 percent f.o.b.
some with short haul and 3 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
slow, steady to 500 lower in Arizona and
Southern California, steady elsewhere; stocker
and feeder classes fairly active, steady to
strong; slaughter spring lambs slow, weak to
500 lower.
Slaughter steers: In California 47 loads
Choice 925-1100i 24.00-24.50. In Arizona and
California 110 loads 875-1100# mostly Choice
but with an end of Good $22.75-25.75; 37
loads Choice 1100-1320# $22.00-23.25; 90
loads Good and Choice 875-1100# $21.50-22.75;
6 loads Good and Choice 1100-1150# $21.40-
21.90; 28 loads mostly Good 900-1100, ;21.25-
22.00; 16 loads Standard and Good 950-1050,
$20.50-21.00. Utah: 7 loads high-Good to
mostly Choice 950-1050# $21.75-22.60.
Slaughter heifers: 47 loads mostly
Choice 725-95u,/ $22.25-23.25; 25 loads
Choice with Good end'750-950 ',21.75-22.50; 3
loads Standard and Good 950-975./ $20.00;







4 loads mostly Good 750./ mixed yearlings $22.00.
Utah: 2 loads Choice 875-925- ,21.25-21.50.
Stockers and feeders: California, steers:
535 head Good and Choice 580-750,1 $22.50-23.25;
1,200 Medium to Choice 650-875, $20.25-21.90.
Heifers: 300 Good and Choice 575-725,1 419.00-
20.50. Stock calves: 3,850 Good to mostly
Choice 425-575, with steers $24.00-25.00, heif-
ers $22.00-25.25; 250 Good and Choice mixed
'24.00 straight; 120 Medium and Good 500-550#/
with steers $22.00, heifers 419.50; 175 Good
475# heifers 421.25 delivered.
Slaughter spring lambs: California, 300
head Choice and Prime 85-95/ wooled ;16.00-
17.00, 5,600 Choice and Prime shorn 95-107,,
No. 1 and 2 pelts, $15.50 to mostly $16.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at the feedlots rather slow,
steers steady to 250 lower; slaughter heifers
steady to 650 lower, 925,1 down off most. In
Colorado, 185 loads low to high-Choice 1075-
1225#' slaughter steers $21.75-22.60, mostly
$22.00-22.50 for those under 1155W,; 24 loads
mostly Choice 1250-1365# $20.55-21.75; 12 loads
high-Good and Choice 1125-1540# $19.00-21.00.
On the Western Slope 4 loads Choice 980-1160#
$21.50-22.10. Choice 830-925# slaughter heif-
ers $25.00; 85 loads Choice 890-1025# $22.25-
22.75; 10 loads high-Good and Choice 960-975#
$20.75-21.50; load Good $20.50. Western
Nebraska: 22 loads Choice 1125-1175# slaughter
steers 321.50-22.65. Average-Choice 925-960#
slaughter heifers .22.25-22.90. Wyoming: 2
loads Choice 1175# slaughter steers 422.25.
Slaughter lambs mostly steady. Colorado:
Choice old-crop 90-951 shorn slaughter lambs
No. 2 and 3 pelts .14.25-14.50. Few loads
Choice and Prime 90-95,# spring lambs $19.00.
4 loads Choice and Prime 95-100 shorn spring
lambs No. 2 pelts 717.50-17.65. Western Kansas:
Few loads Choice and Prime shorn 92-96# spring
lambs $17.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trade on slaughter cattle moderately active,
steady.
Slaughter steers: New Mexico, 260 Good
and Choice 1050-10401i $22.50-22.75. Texas: 40
Choice and Prime 15001# .21.00, Choice 1350,/
J21.00, 560 mostly Good 1000-1160f# 21.50-
22.50, 165 mostly Standard 1026-1050# $20.00-
20.50.
Slaughter heifers: 752 Good and Choice
652-750,# $21.55-23.00, bulk 322.00.
Stockers and feeders: 150 Good and Choice
6501 stock steers $21.50, 250 Fancy 450,j steer
calves 427.50, 4,800 Choice and Fancy 375-450,1
steers 426.00-27.00,heifer end $23.00-24.00;
1,900 Choice, few Fancy, 400-450, $24.50-25.00
steers, 22.50-25.00 heifers.
Lambs: Steady. 1,500 Choice and Fancy 70-
754 spring feeders $15.50, Choice and Prime


slaughter end sorted off $17.00; 3,500 Choice
spring feeders 412.00-13.00, Choice slaughter
end $16.50.
Amarillo Area Steady to strong.
Slaughter steers: Good to mostly Choice
1025-125059 421.00-22.00; load Standard and Good
1230,# $19.00.
Slaughter heifers: Good and Choice 854-
925,1 $21.25-21.50, few Standard and Good 700-
950,. $18.50-20.50.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
675-725# steers $21.50-22.00, 900 Medium 650-
675, fall delivery $20.00. 1,022 Good and
Choice 540-686# feeder heifers $20.50-21.50.
Choice and Fancy 416, steer calves .27.00.
Choice 450-500# calves July-August delivery
$26.00 steers, $24.00 heifers.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Direct
trade slaughter steers and heifers rather slow,
steady to weak, scattered sales stockers and
feeders steady; slaughter spring lambs steady
on increased volume.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice
1000-1150, $23.00-25.50, Choice 1200-1500,
$22.00-22.50, Standard and Good, mostly Hol-
steins, 1100-1150# $19.00-20.00. Idaho -
Choice 900-955, $22.75-25.00, Choice 1050-
1250# $21.50-22.50, load Choice 1500, $20.00-
20.50. Oregon Choice 1025# $23.00-23.50.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Choice
850-950,# $22.50. Idaho High-Good to mostly
Choice 800-950# $21.75-22.50.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Good
and Choice 675-705,y stock steers 22.50-22.75,
accompanied by 600-650# heifers at 420.50-
21.50. Common and Medium aged stock cows with
150# calves at side $160.00 per pair. Idaho -
Good and Choice 625-750,) feeder heifers 319.90-
21.00. Oregon Good and Choice 475-500,' mixed
stock calves for October and November delivery
with steers at $24.00 and heifers $22.00.
Spring slaughter lambs: Washington -
Choice and Prime 90-101, $15.25-16.25, latter
price delivered. Oregon Mostly Choice with
some Prime $15.50-16.50 delivered. Idaho -
Choice and Prime range lambs $17.25-17.50,
Choice and Prime 97-100,T ranch lambs $15.00-
15.50. Band mixed slaughter and feeder spring
lambs $14.75 straight.

MONTANA AND NORTHERN TYOMING Hot and dry
over this general area, eastern half of Montana
concerned with stock water and grasshopper
infestation.
Cattle: Montana, steady. Two loads
Choice 1050# slaughter steers 322.00; four
loads high-Good and Choice 1125-1160,/ $21.00,
Standard and Good 1175,f $19.25. Choice 860,1
slaughter heifers $21.50. Two loads Good, big
framed cows with thrifty calves at side
$200.00 per pair. 245 Choice 540,/ steer year-
lings $25.00, 175 heifer mates 490, $23.00
f.o.b. ranch and 2 percent shrink. Very little
inquiry for yearlings or calves for fall deliv-
ery. Sheep: Very slow.










Market


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


WEEKLY RECEIPTS
T Cattle
: June 24 : June 25
: 1961 : 1960
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37,471
2,478
10,149
8,204
6,790
15,913
7,812
36,206
16,043
13,764
27,507
S19 625
201,960


45,698
5,374
10,361
14,996
5,332
16,221
11,558
38,363
15,521
15,458
25,036
18 670
218,588


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OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARTS
SCalsves H-os Shee5 and lambs
:June 24 June 25 : June 24 t June 25 June 24 t June 25
: 1961 t 1960 t 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
249 243 28,565 31,159 3,415 3,501
645 705 8,415 10,403 1,127 834
68 82 4,237 4,956 5,929 8,492
1,180 2,375 1,853 2,529 10,445 14,065
660 962 22,267 28,507 2,462 1,566
416 847 14,717 14,485 6,492 6,624
511 1,840 2,254 3,419 3,069 2,403
698 913 37,749 40,335 9,522 11,322
294 1,063 24,327 28,433 6,630 5,929
1,497 1,916 39,509 56,924 4,075 4,863
805 525 33,801 30,379 6,532 5,927
3 741 3 865 38 938 9115 6,940 3 409
10,764 15,336 256,632 290,424 66,438 68,935


June 17
INTERIOR IOW

*Revised.


Steers 100
901
801
701
501
Total steers
Av. vt. "
Av. cost* "
f n *f


n w n
n M *

n n n
f I
1 w M
n w w

Total calves
" heifer
" cows


S1961 215 660 12 182 292 942 75 714
A AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA June 24, 1961 June 17, 1961 June 25, 1960
Hogs ...... 275,000 295,000 255,000*'
Sheep ..... 14 300 14,300 12,500*
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COSTWEIGHTAND NUMBER
: Week ended Month : Five months
: June 22:June 15 IJune 23 May : May Jan.-May
: 1961 : 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960
1# up ......... 178 402 315 3,087 2,825 15,600 14,393
-1000 ......... 1,073 1,098 879 8,641 7,661 42,470 43,466
-900 .......... 2,279 3,314 2,837 15,253 14,681 66,915 68,741
-800 .......... 2,972 2,656 3,469 21,578 20,038 85,767 87,599
-700 .........._ _5L802 6,070_ 985 44,901 59,830 229195 220349
10 markets.... 12,304 13,540 16,885 91,460 105,035 439,947 434,548
.... 719, 728# 692# 719# 700Q 714.' 718/
S .... 21.56 $21.82 22.39 $22.44 $24.34 $23.82 $24.46
Chicago ...... 21.10 22.03 24.46 22.22 25.06 22.97 24.55
Kansas City... 21.64 21,85 23.08 23.06 25.58 25.34 24.68
Omaha ........ 22.11 22.51 23.02 22.72 25.14 23.90 24.69
S. St. Paul... 21.41 21.78 22.94 20.85 23.35 21.63 25.25
Sioux City.... 22.78 23.78 23.80 23.48 25.95 25.40 25.75
Denver ....... 20.71 21.98 23.70 22.61 24.49 24.68 24.96
Ft. Worth .... 20.28 18.90 21.29 21.45 21.70 22.72 23.04
Oklahoma City. 21.75 21.57 21.29 21.36 22.31 22.85 23.03
S. St. Joseph. 21.74 22.24 22.28 23.32 24.56 23.91 24.28
St. Louis NST. 21.40 21.26 22.45 22.15 24.32 22.75 25.81
10 markets.. 7,058 6,612 12,531 34,752 35,222 197,561 185,544
-S .... 2,433 1,867 3,668 13,166 14,555 63,567 64,970
.... 526 386 731 2,670 2,161 14,173 12,850


* 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
:Chi-.Kan: IS. St. :. ^Sioux'S.St.:Indian-:Den- Ft. Okla. Wich-* San
Week ended a es ;0mahaS :Louis: I t :
WcagosCi: :Joseph: Si tCity Paul apolis ver Warth City ita ;Antonio
--- tit NSY t -
Stockers and feeders
June 23, 1961 2 23 8 9 10 19 5 10 3 64 56 28 60
June 16, 1961 1 30 8 10 9 18 5 5 5 65 58 50 60
June 24, 1960 2 30 11 14 7 18 5 7 10 65 70 36 60


June 23, 1961
June 16, 1961
June 24, 1960


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Slaughter cows
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9 5 18
13 6 20


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6


14
10
18


12
12
16


19
15
18


16
12
18






486


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/


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.....

/ Data colle


: Number


: June 22
: .I61


3,498
18,461
6,404
1,243

286
29,892

105O
11,088
7,991
1,670
191
21,045


8,665
5,956
1,158

15 759_

45
5,253
4,194
466

28
7,986
mammm,


1,641
5,867
724

411
6,645


Percent of total : Average weight Average price in
of head :
: by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Week ended
-:-June 3S:-J2'fune 22 :-JIune 235:-Jwune 22- : June -: 'June 22 : June 25


: 1960_ _:

1,663
23,552
6,578
764
14
302
32,873

156
8,532
8,115
1,483
311
18,597

89
6,220
5,150
833
73
12,365


1961 -: 1960
CHICAGO
11.7 5.1


61.8
21.4
4.2

.9


.5
52.7
58.0
7.9
.9


71.6
20.0
2.5
.1
.9


OMAHA
.8
45.9
45.6
8.0
1.7


SIOUX CITY
-- .7
55.0 50.3
37.7 41.6
7.3 6.8
.6


KANSAS CITL
-- .6 -.6
1,726 40.7 55.6
2,538 52.5 52.5
570 5.8 11.8

14 .4 .3
4, 848
------ --.- Ss


877
5,591
622

525
5,215


25.0
58.2
10.8

6.0


16.8
65.0
12.0

6.2


1 _6 _:_ l-q1960Q -:- 1sL _:_ i G _


1,228
1,215
1,155
1,077

1,026
1,190

1,242
1,168
1,108
1,107
979
1,159


1,171
11358
1,086
J-l5- -
1l152

914
1,108
1,080
1,057

1,050
1,089


1,098
1,054
990

949
1,040


1,252
1,182
1,067
1,014
1,445
996
1,157

1,194
1,156
1,085
1,088
966
1,116

1,197
1,181
1,089
1,067
928
1,134


1,156
1,061
1,055

966
1,084


1,085
1,038
1,008

958
1,057


22.82
21.85
21.27
20.01

18.95
21.75

22.08
21.45
20.62
19.16
17.88
20.94


21.60
20.81
18.62

21.10

23.19
22.18
21.14
19.02

18.01
21.45


22.18
21.65
20.15

18.76
21.46


28.14
25.64
25.84
20.67
21.50
19.04
25.29

26.55
24.82
23.11
19.45
17.82
23.59

26.52
24.97
25.37
19.41
17.52
23.95


25.55
24.13
20.56

17.77
24.24


25.70
24.56
22.06

19.24
24.03


s- -s .-J.-s5P


5,525 2,876
4,795 4,510
484 422
56
8,656 7,808


-- --
5,941 5,065
1,045 1,214
89 180
-- 415
5,073 4.474


58.5
55.5
5.6
.4


56.8
57.8
5.4


b E


77.7
20.6
1.7
--


68.5
27.2
4.0
.5


1,159
1,122
1,062
995
1,125



1,202
1,112
1,078

1,182


1,159
1,090
1,044

1,115



1,167
1,095
1,029
929
1,141


21.59 25.12
20.69 25.65
18.91 20.12
17.25 -
20.95 24.05

- ------ -
21.94 25.36
20.97 25.91
18.40 18.56
-- 16.61
21.70 24.71


by Statistical Reporting Service, and Livestock Division, A. M. S.


n m


*


cted






487
WEEKLY SIAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
- - - -^S ^ -^^ S -- -i^ ^ P -1 -3
Cattle Calves Hogs Sheep and lambs
City or Area June 24June 25TJune 24TJune 2STJune 24 June 25'June 24TJune 25
:1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 : 1961 1960
- - - - -


Boston, New York City Area ...
Baltimore, Philadelphia .......
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpl .
Chicago Area ..................
St. Paul- Wise. Areas .........
St. Louis Area ...............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ....
Omaha Area ....................
Kansas City .................
Iowa So. Minnesota ..........
Lou'1, Evan'l.Nash'1. 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 ....


12,241
8,406
19,701
16,119
29,102
12,049
29,231
40,582
16,384
27,373
7,168
10,188
19,458
12,624
22,328
26,057
8,075


11,118 10,841
8,412 2,024
19,539 4,067
16,911 3,781
29,074 9,278
11,460 1,612
26,030 --
37,266 110
15,254 --
33,298 1,687
7,225 3,060
7,819 4,170
20,418 793
12,973 4,117
18,047 189
25,106 1,648
7,882 205
47,582


307,832


Accumulation to date ...... 7,625,001 1,515,913
7,415,675 1


9,647
1,764
4,425
4,982
13,662
1,791

165

6,079
5,009
4,755
1,292
6,042
184
1,403
324


61,524


27
,663,269


35,643
27,185
97,941
31,781
85,322
60,638
83,316
67,207
28,371
208,264
45,197
21,488
38,765
13,224
14,270
29,444
13,272


901,326


42,615
22,107
111,208
51,721
93,821
70,335
90,516
61,522
33,222
233,974
52,848
22,711
40,535
12,647
14,130
24,241
12,656


42,077
4,498
15,917
6,059
10,877
5,215
10,542
12,290
m--
24,734


9,606
31,135
28,498
56,655
10,899

248,980


32,868
3,490
14,390
4,313
9,402
4,189
12,283
10,357

24,858


7,856
29,361
18,878
30,280
9,172


970,807 211,697
,156,545 6,662,581
29,292,460 5,913,513


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
----------- --- ----- -- ---
Beef Veal L (excl ar) and mutton : Total Total
Week ended Ni um- r : Nun- t : Num- : Num- : meat lard
Prod. Prod. Prod. Prod prod. prod
; ber : r ber t : ber : P ber t : rod. prod
-1l.b 1-----------0 m-l.-b. 000 miooo l.b. .000 o mil.bmill---------b.'il


254.4
242.2

222.0


10.5
11.0

11.4


1,065
1,160
1,064
1,104


155.5
166.8

155.2


270
295
271
234


12.4 412.6 --
15.6 433.6 --
-- -- 57.6
10.6 399.2 37.8


Percentage change from:


June 17,
June 25.


1961 .........
1960 ........
---I--__


Week ended

--- ----- -


June
June
June
June


24,
17,
3,
25,


1961
1961
1961
1960


-4
3


-5
6


Cattle

Live Dressed
S A -


........
....... ..


1045
1040
1040
1022


601
598
598
587


-8 -6 -8 -7 -8
-9 -10 -4 0 15

Average _iwght_(!ba)-
Calves Hogs

. Live .Dressed. Live Dressed.
- -mA .. A. 6 -


240
235
250
238


132
129
129
1533


254
250
248
246


Sheep
and 1nmbs


-5
3

i:
" i<


ird
3ld


per
Live .Dressedb.
Live .Dressed. 100 lb
- 46 -.


146
144
144
141


15.9


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


June
June
June
June


1961
1961
1961
1960


..... .. .
:14'......
........


390
405
352
578


Total ................... 317,086


--- ---






488


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
- - --- -^ --- _--_ _
Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha D

June June June June June June June
24 25 24 25 24 25 24
1961 1960 1961 1960 1961 1960 1961

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


253.22
25.00
22.72
22.00
21.50
19.98


22.52

19.40


16.70
16.90
16.70
15.45


28.12
28.65
25.60
25.70
22.85
20.58


25.02

19.95


16.58
15.82
15.55
15.90


22.75
22.05
21.12
19.12


22.62
21.58
18.75


16.95
16.18
15.45
14.15


26.15
26.15
25.55
20.30


25.50
23.00
19.80


17.72
15.75
14.78
15.10


22.95
22.70
22.08
21.72
20.62
18.88


22.22
20.62
18.75


16.90
16.28
15.65
14.78


26.95
27.22
25.52
25.32
22.68
19.72


25.20
22.65
19.40


16.40
15.50
14.20
13.20


22.32
21.92
20.45
18.50


22.68

17.75



16.52
15.75
14.42


18.90 20.40 18.25 19.00 19.55 18.80 --
19.40 19.82 18.50 18.75 19.22 18.60 19.50


28.00
25.50
21.00


21.70
20.65
18.10


25.20
22.20
18.20


22.50
21.00
18.00


24.10
21.60
18.40


28.00
24.75
21.50


enver


June
25
1960


25.12
24.98
21.62
18.02


25.20
21.95
18.20


16.95
15.98
14.48
15.00



20.20


26.50
25.75
21.00


: North
S Portland
June June
24 : 25
: 1961 1960
* 0


25.69

22.50
20.50


22.38
21.06
18. 50


15.62
15.13
15.75
12.50



20.153


25.00
25.00
20.00


27.38
26.62
25.50
22.50


25.38
24.12
21.50


17.50
16.25
13.75
11.50



21.25



25.75
20.75


27.00
25.00
22.25


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


25.90
25.20
20.55


27.20
24.55
21.60


25.12
22.50
20.50


26.45
24.28
20.30


25.65
25.12
20.00


27.00
24.58
20.75


25.50
22.75
19.75


27.00
24.75
21.25


-- -- 25.25 24.00 25.00 24.25 25.75 25.12
-- -- 20.50 20.00 19.50 20.45 20.50 22.25


25.75
25.75
20.50


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 16.50 16.25


16.25 15.75


-- -- 27.00 28.30 28.25 28.25 29.25


-- -- 24.50 25.05 26.00 25.50 27.50


-- an


-- -- 26.50


-- -- 24.25


- 24.00
-- 19.75


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


Week ended


AVERAGE COST -


: : Louis i
tChicago: Nattl.:
s : Stock :


Kansas*
City :
:*


Omaha :
t


Sioux
City


: Yards : :
Dollars per 100 pounds


Eight
:S. St. S. St.'Indian-: nkta.
:Joseph : Paul sapolis con-
: s bined
* : :
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Barrows June 24, 1961
and June 17, 1961
gilts June 25, 1960
June 24, 1961
Sows June 17, 1961
June 25, 1960
AVERAGE WEIGHT -
Barrows June 24, 1961
and June 17, 1961
gilts June 25, 1960
June 24, 1961
Sows June 17, 1961
June 25, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows June 24, 1961
and June 17, 1961
gilts June 25 1960


June 24, 1961
Sows June 17, 1961
June 25 1960
SOWS -


16.75 17.05 16.47
16.42 16.74 16.25
16.90 17.09 16.89
13.52 15.54 15.69
15.35 13.80 15.70
13.79 14.22 13.94
Pounds


258 218
240 220
240 217
426 427
457 452
429 398


251
255
229
422
440
409


16.58
16.36
16.69
15.76
14.05
14.06

259
241
240
402
407
394


20666 31162 13126 26825
25760 43587 18192 32033
21916 49155 12699 30955


5026
4675
4955


June 24, 1961 20
June 17, 1961 16
June 25 1960 18
1/ Weighted average.


16.39
16.25
16.88
13.65
13.85
14.07

259
242
2539
598
398
- 398

24195
28600
22841


16.29
16.32
16.78
13.68
135.91
15.93

252
255
227
408
410
402

20626
22216
25226


5047 1092 8485 7525 2836
3354 1480 7960 5917 2451
4057 996 6778 5176 2321
Percentage of total


9 8 24
7 8 20
8 7 18


24
17
18


12
10
8


15.90
15.90
16.75
15.78
15.88
14.37

245
245
240
382
580
585

21444
24462
23876
8925
9416
8559


29
28
26


17.14 16.54
16.77 16.59
17.25 16.91
15.41 13.66
15.51 13.77
13.64 14.06

228 234
229 255
227 251
450 406
468 412
450 404


17801 175843
21067 215917
25U97 21Q624


2600
3364
5160


39534
58615
35802


13 18
16 15
S12 15


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

Week ended I Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ : Gros spread
S- -: -H or margin 5
June 24, 1961 ............. $18.59 $17.58 $1.01
June 17, 1961 ............. 18.57 17.50 1.07
June 25. 1960 ............ 19.00 17.55 1.45
------------------------
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live
hog computed from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National
Provisioner daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1,2 and 5 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
'/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.


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HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
--------------------------------------~~-~
: Barrows and s Corn 2/ : Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts 1/ : No.3 yelow t price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per : based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts
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June 24, 1961 .......... 16.75
June 17, 1961 .......... 16.42
June 25, 1960 .......... 16.90
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.


111.2
111.5
117.5
m a m m mmr- l~-lm


15.0
14.8
14.4


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SHEEP AND JAMBS: 'iEEKIX AVERAGE OF DAILY QUICTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds


*North
Ca ii n : Ch : Kansas : Fort North
Classification Chicago Omaha City Worth : Denver Ogden Port-
- -land


AUGHTER IAMBS: (Spring) All wts.
Prime June 24, 1961 19.95
June 25, 1960 22.58
Choice June 24, 1961 19.50
June 25, 1960 21.92
Good June 24, 1961 18.60
June 25, 1960 20.85


SLAUGHTER
Choice


LAMBS:
June 24,
June 25,


Good June 24, 1961
June 25, 1960


19.15 18.95
20.55 21.17
18.50 17.95
19.88 19.20
16.92 16.80
18.78 17.20


(Shorn) 105 lb. down
1961 14.62
1960 18.40


13.12
- 17.00


16.
17
15.
16


19.09
21.72
95 17.50
.20 20.40
75 15.38
.25 18.70


17.75
19.42
17.25
18.81
16.50
17.85


15.91

15. T78
18.54
14.75
17.88


11.75 -
- 16.00 -

11.25 -- -
- 15.05 -
- -m


EWES: (Shorn)
Good & June
Choice June


- All wlvt
24, 1961
25, 196C


Cull & June 24, 196)
Utility June 25, 196C


;s.
.4.55
5.70

S 4.5042
5.42


FEEDER IAMBS: All wts.
Good & June 24, 1961 -
Choice June 25, 1960 -


3.82 5.00
5.28 4.62
5.72 2.75
5.70 3.50


15.00 -
19.55 -


5.
44


4.62 -
5.58 5.00
20 3.50 -.
.65 4.12 5.25


10.00
12.00


14.60 -
18.02 17.06


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
May 1961 with comparisons
(Thousand head)


: Cattle : Calves
Region -- -
S1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
-


N. Atlantic States ........
S. Atlantic States ........
N. C. States Eastern .....
N. C. States N. Western
N. C. States S. Western ..
S. Central States .......
Mountain States ...........
Pacific States ..........


120
48
271
570
179
207
137
222


115
46
285
511
158
175
125
191


102
39
100
45
11
59
2
23


- ^ -.s e 'E ^"3 _
Hos :Sheep & Lambs
1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960


494
331
1,177
2,183
564
544
95
209


436
334
1,298
2,036
557
503
130
190


174
l/
96
284
74
193
107
182


Total *.******. 1,754 1,606 381 378 5,597 5,483 1,358 1,110

Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head.): May 1961,
horses 3,469; goats &,128; May 1960, horses 3,740 ; goats 2,637.
1/ Not available for publication.
Vata furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


Sl


2.50
5.75

2.6200
2.62


12.58


F_







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady to
50# lower, instances $1.00 off on Prime carcasses
at New York, and Choice 700-800# at Washington;
cow beef steady to $1.00 lower, bulk 50U off;
veal and calf steady to $2.00 lower except New
York, steady to $1.00 higher; spring lamb steady
to $2.00 higher at New York, otherwise mostly
steady to $2.00 lower. Pork loins steady to
$4.00 higher, most sales $1.00-2.00 higher;
spareribs steady to $3.00 up; Boston butts and
fresh skinned hams mostly steady, instances
$1.00 lower at Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Choice and Prime kosher steer foreauarters
at New York closed 50f-$1.00 lower, spring lamb
steady, veal and calf steady to $1.00 off.
Trading was moderately active with a rather
uneven demand along the Eastern Seaboard. Pork
moved best at Washington while lamb held the
spotlight at New York in view of week long
feature of lamb cuts by most major chains in the
area. Beef appeared to be the forerunner at
other markets but there was some slowness on fore-
quarters at Philadelphia. Good outlet for lamb
at New York was instrumental at stabilizing
prices as chain buyers were active on all sessions
and at that market, veal and calf advanced mostly
$1.00 on closing sessions under influence of small
supplies late. Supplies were normal for the most
part, with beef again plentiful in the Phila-
delphia-Baltimore sectors, but receipts of veal
slightly reduced at some points. Clearance was
mostly complete at New York for all classes but
some carry-over of beef at Baltimore, and a
carry-over of beef hinds, rounds and lamb legs
at Washington.

CHICAGO Beef sold 504-$1.00 lower, veal
steady, spring lamb 504-$1.00 higher, pork loins
8-16# and Boston butts 4-8# steady, spareribs 3#
down 500-$1.00 higher.
Supplies in the beef division were normal;
veal, spring lamb and fresh pork moderate. Most
beef fell into the Choice grade, carcasses over
700# liberally represented, spring lamb largely
35-55#, most pork loins in the 8-12# weight
bracket. Only a few old crop lamb carcasses were
on the market.
Rather limited carcass beef trade as the bulk
moved from wholesale houses in primal cuts. Trad-
ing was active for arm and squarecut beef chucks,
loins and ribs under 30# while heavier ribs and
particularly rounds were slow. Rounds accumu-
lated to burdensome proportions in most coolers,
however, some interest developed late in the
period for following week delivery. Veal prices
went unchanged in a slow trade. Spring lamb
trade ruled moderately active, however, advanced
replacements accounted primarily for alight rise
in prices. Lamb loins and ribs most wanted of
primal cuts, legs hardest to sell. Spareribs


absorbed readily in all channels, Boston butts
clearing satisfactorily for the most part.
Pork loins on the draggy side through most of
the week.

PACIFIC COAST Steer, heifer and cow carcass
beef sold steady to 50# lower, some heifer
$1.00 lower in the Northwest; veal and calf
steady to weak in California but $1.00-4.00
lower in the Northwest. Spring lamb mostly
steady. Pork cuts uneven, mostly steady to
$2.00 lower, decline mainly on fresh items,
except spareribs steady to $2.00 higher and
loins steady to $1.00 higher late in week in
the Northwest.
Supply of beef moderate to large, demand
fairly good, trading usually slow except
loins and ribs getting brisk action and ad-
vancing $1.00-3.00 in California. Loins and
hindquarters sold fairly active, steady to
$2.00 higher in the Northwest. Supply of veal
and calf moderate but ample for the fair de-
mand, trading slow. Spring lamb supply
abundant, demand moderate, trading slow. Pork
supply moderate to liberal, demand fair to
poor, trading usually slow.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Steer and heifer beef sold 50#-$1.00 lower,
cow beef steady to $1.00 lower, spring lamb
steady to $1.00 higher, pork loins 504-$1.00
higher, butts steady to 50# higher, fresh
hams $1.00 higher, pork carcasses 15-35#
higher.
Closing prices, f.o.b, plant basis.
Steer beef: Choice 600-700# $34.75-35.50,
700-800# mostly $33.50-34.00; Good 600-700#
$32.75-33.50, high-Good $33.25-34.50, Good
700-800# $31.75-33.00.
Heifer beef: Choice 500-700# $34.50-
35.00, few $35.50; Good $32.00-33.00.
Cow beef: Utility $29.00-30.50, Canner
and Cutter $30.00-32.00.
Spring lamb: Choice with few Prime 35-55#
$36.50-39.00, many sales $37.00-37.50.
Pork: Loins 8-12# $40.00-41.00, butts
4-8# $28.50-30.00, fresh hams 12-16# $37.00-
38.50, bulk 14-16# $38.00-38.50. U.S. 1. 2
and 3 135-155# carcasses $23.95-24.95, 155-
165# $23.80-24.35.
CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. The week's trend on
steer beef was 500-$1.00 lower except at Chi-
cago where sales were steady to 50# lower and
at Denver 700-900# carcasses were also steady
to 500 off. Heifer beef closed steady to 500
lower; cow beef mainly 504-$1.00 off. Spring
lamb was fully steady to $1.50 higher,largely
500-$1.00 up. Pork loins were steady at Chi-
cago but advanced 50#-$1.00 at Philadelphia.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
-----------------------------------------------------------
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification : : -
June 24: June 25 Je 2 24:ne ne 25: June 24: June 25 June 24 June 25


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


700-800o
600-700
700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#f
90-120
90-120

45-55d
45-55

8-12#
4-8
3# 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


-:_ 1X1_ : 1960 : 1961 2 1960 : 1_
- 16


41.90
39.45
38.00
37.50
37.25


57.50
47.70
44.00


44,80
44.05
42.40
42.40





56.80
48.10
44.60


37.38
35.75
35.38
35.12

36.98
36.88
35.12

55.00
48.00
45.00


m--
43.00
41.50
40.70
40.70

42.75
42.75
40.00

54.00
49.00
47.00


40.95 49.00 40.00 47.00
40.95 47.80 40.00 47.00


46.30
34.00
48.70


48.20
36.70
44.10


43.75 48.00

50.50 45.50


31.25
15.25


32.00
14.00


42.25
31.75
45.06


46.12
34.75
39.40


44.50 49.50

53.75 52.25

33.25 55.50
14.75 15.50


39.00
37.25
38.50
37.00

38.50





50.00


44.75
42.50
45.50
42.50

43.50
43.00




47.00


37.50 44.25
37.50 44.25


45.75
40.00
49.00


50.00
39.00
48.00


45.00 50.00

55.50 51.00


37.88
36.44
37.00
36.25

37.44
36.29
36.38


--
43.19
42.25
41.75
40.75

42.75
41.?5
40.25


38.33 44.75
38.38 44.75


43.00
35.50
46.50


46.25
536.50
46.12


43.00 49.98

51.50 55.50


33.75 52.00 35.00
18.00 16.50 16.75
--------------


55.00
15.25


1 if' 6z I cI


DUJJIn rLUJW UJUanj .WLW WMAnL.UJU tMJUlEll I, 1JU
Classification c e aTd"B -- Frce's de3Ivered'
Classification -- ------------------------- --


Steer beer -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Spring lamb -


Prime


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


35.50-36.00
34.50-35.00
33.00-33.50
33.50-34.00
33.50-34.00
33.00-33.50

35.00-35.50
35.00-35.50
33.00-33.50
33.00-33.50


34.00-35.00
33.50-34.00
32.00-33.00

31.00-33.40
31.00-33.40

34.50-37.50
33.50-34.75


-- 28.00-30.25


39.00-40.00
38.00-39.00 --
37.00-38.00
39.00-40.00 36.75-37.75
38.00-39.00 36.75-37.75
37.00-38.00


34.75-35.25
33.50-34.00
32.75-33.00

32.50-33.75
32.25-33.00

34.00-35.00
34.00-35.00
32.00-32.50
32.00-32.50

29.00-30.50
30.00-31.50


37.25
37.25

37.25
37.25


37.00-38.00
36.00-36.50
35.00-35.50
35.00-36.50
34.50-36.50
34.50-36.00


40.00-42.00
39.00-41.00
37.50-39.00
40.00-42.00
39.00-41.00
37.50-39.00


36.50-37.50
36.00-36.50
34.50-35.00

35.50-36.00
35.00-35.50


36.50-37.25



31.00-32.00
32.00-32.50

40.50-41.50
39.50-40.50
39.00-39.50
40.50-41.50
39.50-40.50
39.00-39.50


8-12# 40.00-40.50


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

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


30-45#
45-55
55-65
50-45
45-55
55-65


39.00-40.00


41.50-42.50


_-26 __!-')U- I -_2_Q. _-


~RV ~~tMln nm~m n*nln Il.rnnV nmrrm






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on greasy domestic worsted wools in
the Boston market was a little more active as
approximately eight cars were sold, however,
prices tended slightly easier. Spot lots of
scoured woolen wools and noils were moved more
readily due principally to the shipping strike.
Activity in the domestic primary areas was
rather dull but wools continued to move at a
slower tempo in Texas while occasional lots were
turned in some of the territory States. Practi-
cally all medium grade wools were out of the
growers' hands in the fleece wool States.
The markets opened in Brisbane and Mel-
bourne, Australia with quotations easier on
merino wools while cross-bred and carding wools
firmed up at midweek with Japan and Continental
buyers dominating. Activity in the South Ameri-
can markets was light with occasional scoured
second clips selling in Buenos Aires. Turnover
in Montevideo was practically at a standstill
while the Cape and New Zealand auctions were
closed.
Fleece Wools Graded Ohio delaine sold
around $1.17 clean basis on a core test while
graded 64s French combing fleeces moved at $1.09
on a core and medium grade fleeces brought 98#
clean basis also on a core test.
Country buyers were paying around 435 in
Missouri, Illinois and Iowa for the remaining
medium grade fleeces while 45-46# was paid in
the Minnesota area for small quantities of med-
ium wools.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French
combing and staple territory wool sold at $1.18
clean basis.
RANGE SALES FOLLOW: A good volume of
original bag bulk fine wool sold at sealed bid
in Wyoming at 340 grease basis and was estimated
to cost clean around $1.10 delivered East.
Other original bag wools of fine, half and three-
eighths moved around $1.05-1.07 clean basis, de-
livered East.
Texas Wools Good French combing and staple
Texas wools in original bags moved in a range
around $1.22-1.25 while average to good French
combing 12 months brought from $1.18-1.22, clean
basis delivered East. The remaining unsold wool
in Texas was held in firm hands.
Mohair- Trading was very limited on mohair
in Boston and in Texas.
Foreign Wools Turnover of spot greasy
combing foreign wools continued very slow.
Greasy Argentine 36/40s fleeces were offered
at 80-81# and November second clips at 790 for
combing purposes. 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.
S ontevldeo
Super-skirted
64q 980 60s 920 56/50s 870
60764s 95 60/58s 90 50 s86
58/56s 880


Australia
Oil-combed
72 $1.15 78AB $1.12
72A 1.12 79B 1.10
73 1.10 421 1.16
77B 1.18 422 1.15
78B 1.16 425 1.09
424 1.01
South Africa and New Zealand closed.
Carpet Wools Most carpet wool dealers
reported a very dull week with only occasion-
al small lots of spot wools moved about
steady. A light gray Aleppo carpet wool sold
at 58# and a light gray B.A. second clip
brought around 55#. The Buenos Aires market
remained firm with greasy November second
clip wools offered for shipment at 77# and
March wools at 70-71# clean fibers present
while New Zealand type 702/3 crutchings were
offered at 65-68# for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic Scoured Shorn Foreign
58/60s ave. 2" wh. $1.08 Cape 64s 7-9 mos.
56/58s 11-2" seedy ch. wh. $1.44-1.45
lambs $ .82 Aust. 64s lox and
pcs. $.84
NOILS
Ch. Aust. 70s nobles 92#
Ave. Aust. 64/70s nobles 87#
Ave. style Aust. 60s 78#
Clear Aust. 58s nobles 764
Texas 64s French 61# & 630
Ch. Cont. 60s Schlums. 60#
Aust. 56s nobles 75S
N. Z. 56/50s X-bred nobles 72f
So. Am. 50s nobles 700
B.A. 4s nobles 690
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was a
little slow with occasional small lots in
practically all grades moved. Dry-combed
domestic 54s tops sold at $1.36-1.38. Quotes
follow:


Warp Aust. *D/C


70s
64s
62s
60s
58/60s


* $1.95 N
- 1.90 N
* 1.87 N
- 1.82 N
- 1.78 N
(Nominal)


Warp Dom, D/C
$1.84
1.75
1.65
1.56
1.52


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS June 22,
1961 (Furnished by the Wbol Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange)
July wool tops $1.60
October 1.60
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
July wool l1.149
October wool 1.175
64s grade 21" ave. stretched length






495


SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FE.UEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
MAY 1961

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North
Central States during May 1961 totaled 339 thousand head, down 4 percent
from the 352 thousand head shipped in May last year. Of the total cattle
and calves received in these 8 States during the month, more than 128
thousand moved through public stockyards and 211 thousand were received
direct. The direct movement was 62 percent of the total this May compared
with 58 percent a year earlier. Cattle and calves shipped into these States
during January-May 1961 totaled 1, 900 thousand head, up 19 percent from
the January-May 1960 total.

May shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these
8 North Central States amounted to 212 thousand head, compared with
258 thousand head during May last year--a decrease of 18 percent. Of
the total received during May, 44 thousand came through public markets
and 168 thousand were received direct. A total of 793 thousand head of
stocker and feeder sheep and lambs were shipped into these 8 States dur-
ing January-May 1961, down 10 percent from the total for January-May
1960.


Rtocker and


Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
May 1960 and 1961 1/


Cattle and Calves


:Public stock
: yards Direct Total
State
: May : May : May: Jan.-May
: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961

Ohio .......: 2,697 3,700 2,525 1,678 5,222 5,378 31,544 30,364
Indiana ....: 11,867 5,524 21,869 16,871 33,736 22,395 119,361 96,218
Illinois ...: 18,625 21,566 38,471 47,426 57,096 68,992 280,698 319,043
Michigan ...: 1,374 1,841 2,026 1,136 3,400 2,977 18,511 18,461
Minnesota ..: 11,728 9,223 12,909 14,329 24,637 23,552 182,842 187,609
Iowa .......: 61,826 55,763 46,621 55,713 108,447 111,476 578,118 713,852
South Dakota: 8,191 6,795 13,362 25,994 21,553 32,789 74,066 110,747
Nebraska ...: 2.9,815 24,115 68,141 47,437 97,956 71,552 318,113 423,590

Total 146,123. 205,924 352,047 1,603,253
8 States ..: 128,527 210,584 339,111 1,899,884

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio .......: 538 187 3,276 11,070 3,814 11,257 12,665 28,969
Indiana ....: 4,754 926 3,934 2,279 8,688 3,205 21,495 9,001
Illinois ...: 24,302 15,011 10,580 12,594 34,882 27,605 96,541 69,263
Michigan ...: 164 798 454 941 618 1,739 5,852 7,188
Minnesota ..: 5,402 4,158 13,100 15,100 18,502 19,258 129,185 135,623
Iowa .......: 13,912 16,494 102,467 100,141 116,379 116,635 387,250 367,505
South Dakota: 15,892 450 18,310 9,626 34,202 10,076 85,048 86,845
Nebraska ...: 17,256 5,814 23,690 16,744 40,946 22,558 147,339 88,067

Total 2,220 175,811 258,031 885,375
8 States 43,838 168,495 212,33 793,261
I/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stocks
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. Sl Rg
Statistical Reporting Service.





496


MEAT AND'MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


- - -- -- -
-- -- Week ended -

Product : May : May May May June
S6 : 15 20 27 5
1961 : 1961 1961 1961 1961
----------------------- -- ------------ ---- 1 00--1- -1


rPlacedu in cure -
Beef / .
Pork / . .
Other / .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef / .
Pork / . .


Cooked meat -
Beef. .
Pork. .0
Other .*


* 0
* .
* 0


3,049
65,805
45

857
48,862

2,289
5,954
76


Sausage -
Fresh finished. 4,458
To be dried or semi-dried 2,698
Franks, wieners 14,112
Other, smoked or cooked 14,021
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. 4,188
Steaks, chops, roasts 13,246
Meat extract. .. 11
Sliced bacon 1/ 20,555
Sliced, other J/ g/ 6,518
Hamburger 4,5337
Miscellaneous meat product. 4,692
Lard, rendered 45,656
Lard, refined 35,815
Oleo stock . 1,511
Edible tallow 9,259
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered . 1,721
Refined . 794
Compound contIg animal fat. 16,255
Oleomargarine" i i 2,718
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 50,195


5,077
68,344
698

1,420
50,955

1,965
5,044
62


4,555
2,667
14,298
14,452

4,040
13,660
16
20,7253
6,548
4,408
4,862
44,726
54,468
1,246
9,326

1,867
808
16,650
2,488


5,008
70,064
52

716
54,9653

1,771
5,572
68

4,313
2,610
15,686
13,818

4,005
15,402
15
19,809
6,511
4,589
4,655
42,488
32,685
1,264
9,888

1,748
658
15,458
2,655


5,045
60,505
70

774
50,066

1,956
4,698
65


4,150
2,575
16,77
15,967

5,070
12,980
16
20,106
6,857
4,448
4,930
58,255
52,250
1,457
9,065

1,636
651
16,5253
2,736


2,690
55,396
178

681
58,796

1,449
3,409
85

5,601
2,242
15,002
11,407

5,586
11,048
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17,720
5,504
5,905
5,514
56,155
26,864
1,182
7,170

1,420
667
11,164
1,945


55,072 48,114 49,926 55,968


Total V/ . 373,655 386,422 380,565 365,510 298,554
-----------------------------------------------
I/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of the products may
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having been subjected
to more than one distinct processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
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PIG CROP REPORT JUNE 1961

The 1961 spring pig crop totaled 50,456,000 head, an increase of 7 percent over the 1960
spring crop, according to the Crop Reporting Board. Sows farrowing during the spring months
totaled 7,031,000 head, 4 percent above the spring of 1960. Pigs per litter set a record in
the spring of 1961, averaging 7.18 compared with 6.96 a year earlier. Fall farrowings for 1961,
based on breeding intention reports, are expected to total 6,017,000 sows, up 2 percent from the
5,882,000 sows farrowing during the fall of 1960. If these fall intentions are carried out and
the number of pigs per litter equals the average with an allowance for upward trend, the 1961
fall crop would be 42.5 million head or 3 percent above the 1960 fall crop. The combined spring
and fall crop for 1961 would be 93.0 million head, up 5 percent from 1960 and 1 percent above
the 10-year average.
The June 1, 1961 inventory of hogs 6 months old and older on farms and ranches was 1
percent above the same date last year.
This report is based on a survey of 170,000 farms and ranches. The data were obtained
largely in cooperation with the Post Office Department through rural mail carriers.

Spring Pig Crop up 7 percent
The number of pigs saved in the spring of 1961 (December 1960 through May 1961) is esti-
mated at 50,456,000 head. This is 7 percent above the 1960 spring pig crop of 47,191,000 head,
but 7 percent below the 1950-59 average of 54,515,000 head.
Much of the increase occurred in the West North Central region where the 1961 spring pig
crop was 11 percent larger than in 1960. The East North Central region had an increase of 6
percent; the Western States, 7 percent; and the South Central region, 1 percept. The spring
pig crop decreased 8 percent in the North Atlantic region and 5 percent in the South Atlantic
region. The 1961 spring pig crop was below the 1950-59 average in all regions.
Sows farrowed in the spring of 1961 totaled 7,031,000 head, 4 percent more than the
6,777,000 head in the spring of 1960 but 12 percent less than the 1950-59 average of 8,016,000
head. The increase of 4 percent over 1960 is the same as shown by breeding intentions last
December. The percentages that the 1961 spring sows farrowed were of 1960 compared with the
intentions reported last December by regions are as follows: North Atlantic, 92 percent now,
94 percent in December; East North Central, 103 and 102; West North Central, 108 and 109;
South Atlantic, 93 and 97; South Central, 97 and 98; and West, 102 and 106 percent.
Pigs saved per litter this spring averaged 7.18 compared with 6.96 pigs saved last spring
and the 1950-59 average of 6.82 pigs. This is the highest average of record for the spring
crop.
The December-February quarter accounted for 36.0 percent of the spring farrowings compared
with 37.0 percent a year earlier. By months, the percentage of the farrowings this spring com-
pared with the spring of 1960 were as follows: 7.2 percent for December 1960 compared with 7.3
in December 1959; 11.1 percent in January 1961 compared with 11.2 percent in January 1960; Feb-
ruary, 17.7 percent compared with 18.5; March, 24.3 and 25.2; April, 24.8 and 23.6; and May
14.9 and 14.2 percent.

1961 Fall Intentions Up 2 percent
June 1 reports from farmers on breeding intentions indicate that 6,017,000 sows will farrow
during June through November of 1961. If these intentions are carried out, fall farrowings in
1961 would be 2 percent greater than 1960 and 11 percent above the 1950-59 average. Virtually
all of the expected increase in the number of sows to farrow this fall is accounted for by the
Corn Belt. The East North Central region shows an increase of 3 percent and the West North
Central 5 percent. All other regions indicate less sows to farrow in the fall of 1961 than a
year earlier ranging from a 3 percent decrease in South Central and Western to 7 percent less in
the South Atlantic.
If the fall farrowing intentions are carried out and the number of pigs per litter equals
the average with an allowance for trend, the 1961 fall pig crop will total about 42,500,000
head. This would be 3 percent above 1960 and 14 percent above the 10-year average. The com-
bined pig crop for 1961 would be about 92,956,000 head, 5 percent above last year and 1 percent
above average.

Hogs Over 6 Months June 1 up one percent.
The number of hogs over 6 months old (including sows) on farms June 1 was 15,869,000 head,
an increase of 1 percent above the 15,733,000 head on hand at the same date last year. Total
commercial hog slaughter January through April of this year was 10 percent less than the corre-
sponding period of 1960.







SOWS FARh.'ING, PIGS PER LITTER, AND PIGS SAVED, SPRING AND FALL 1/, 1957-61


Sous farrowing : Pigs per litter
spring Fall S pring i Fall j


Year -
*
----*
^^ ^^ ^^ -^ _
!


1,000
head


5,112
5,887
6,128
5,882
2/ 6,017


Number Number
UNITED STATES
7.12 7.L'n
7.05 7.17
7.08 6.98
6.96 7.02
7.18 5 7.05


Spr ing


1,000
head

51,263
51,554
56,620
47,191
50,456


Pigs saved
* Fall i Year
- ^ -1 -. -- -
1,000 1,00)
head head


3C,u99
42,179
42,775
41,3ul
_ 42,500


87,562
96,555
99, LI5
88,4q2
4/ 92,956


CORN BELT (North Central States)
1957 : 5,576 5,766 7.21 7.17 40,250 26,994 67,224
1958 : 5,717 4,450 7.14 7.25 40,807 32,177 72,094
1959 6,216 4,581 7.14 7.02 44,352 32,151 76,503
1960 5,256 4,471 7.05 7.05 36,950 31,550 68,480
1961 5,575 / 4,670 7.24 5/ 7.10 40,340 / 35,000 4/ 73,340
--------------------------- ----------------------- -----------
I/ Spring, December through May; fall, June through November. 2/ Fall farrowing indicated
from breeding intentions reports. 3/ Average number of pigs per letter with allowance for trend
used to compute indicated number of fall pigs. Number rounded to nearest 500,000 head.
4/ Spring pig crop plus indicated number of fall pigs.


SOWS FARROWING


S Spring (Dec. through Hay)
Average : : Y T9E-a
: 1950-59 : 1960 : 1961 :percent of
1-:- -: 1960 /


1,000
S head
c: 135
: 2,321
S 3,949
: 6,270
S 625
810
176
: 8,016


1,000
head
110
2,095
5,161
5,256
549
722
140
6,777


1,000
head
102
2,155
5,420
5,575
511
701
142
7,051


Percent
92
103
108
106
95
97
102
104


: Fall J~une through November)
: Average: :T 1961 s
: 5vera-59 1960 : 1961 :percent of
1950-59 : 1960 1/
.


1,000
head
112
1,822
2,136
3,958
513
714
138
5,435


1,000
head
94
1,972
2,499
4,471
475
701
141
5,882


1,000
head
89
2,056
2,634
4,670
443
677
138
6,017


Percent
94
103
105
104
95
97
97
102


SPercentages based on unfounded numbers.
Number indicated to farrow from breeding intentions reports.

PIGS SAVED AND PIGS PER LITTER

: -SprinZ JDec. through Lay) : Fail (June-Nov.)
Division : Pigs saved : Pigs per litter : Pigs saved
: -Average T T617'T s -Ai-eriage: 1960- -:-MT 1
: 1950-59 : 1960 1961 1961:AVeae 1960
S1950-59 ::of 1960 :1950-59: 11:1950-59 :
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,00


North Atlantic:
N. C. Eastern :
N. C. Western :
North Central :
South Atlantic:
South Central :
Western ....
United States :


head
905
15,920
27,100
43,020
4,110
5,525
1,157
54,515


head
757
14,640
22,310
36,950
3,742
4,787
955
47,191


head
698
15,515
24,825
40,540
3,570
4,829
1,020
50,456


Percent
92
106
111
109
95
101
107
107


Number
6.70
6.87
6.89
6.88
6.58
6.59
6.59
6.82


Number
6.86
7.00
7.06
7.05
6.82
6.63
6.82
6.96


Number
6.86
7.20
7.26
7.24
6.98
6.89
7.14
7.18


head
765
12,601
14,724
27,524
5,412
4,759
924
37,183


head
648
14,048
17,482
31,530
3,293
4,856
994
41,501


Statistical Reporting Service- Crop Reporting Board.


1,000
head

7,194
7,281
7,996
6,777
7,031


1957

1959
1960
1961


Division


North Atlantic
N. C. Eastern
N. C. lWestern
North Central
South Atlantic
South Central
Western .....
United States


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