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MEAT



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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT Of AGRICULTURE
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Vol. 29, No. 23


June 6, 1961


Week ended June 5


Livestock Market Reviews .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder Cattle
Slaughter Caos in Salable Receipts *


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

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

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


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Special to this issue

Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production, Apr.
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, Apr. 1961 .
Effective Parity Prices, May 15, 1961 .
Prices Received by Farmers, May 15, 1961 .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers sold higher for the first
time in several weeks as both slaughter steers
and heifers were mainly 50-75# higher. At
Chicago steers grading average-Choice and below
as well as all grades of heifers were $1.00-
1.50 higher. Cows were generally steady to 500
higher. A steady to 50# higher price trend
prevailed on stockers and feeders. Barrows
and gilts were mainly steady to 250 higher,
with Omaha and St. Joseph exceptions where
steady to 25# lower prices prevailed. Sows
sold steady to 50# lower. In the Interior-
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area barrows and gilts
were steady to 25# higher. For the most part
spring -slaughter lambs were steady to 50O
higher.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Slaughter
steer prices were higher for the first time since
late March halting a prolonged decline which
dropped the average price to the lowest levels
since April, 1957. Slaughter steers and heif-
ers were generally 50-750 higher at midwesternz
terminals with most weights and grades sharing
in the price upturn. However, in Chicago,
where prices were sharply lower the previous
week, steers average-Choice and below and all
heifers were $1.00-1.50 higher, high-Choice
and Prime steers 506475 higher. Cows were
generally steady to 50# higher with the great-
est advance on Canner and Cutter grades. Bulls
sold steady to 500 higher. Vealers were steady
to $1.00 higher in St. Paul and $1.00 lower at
St. Louis. Receipts at 12 markets were reduced
nearly 14 percent and were the smallest since
early January. The Memorial Day holiday un-
doubtedly contributed to reduced receipts.
The curtailed receipts and a 50#-$1.50 higher
trend, on carcass steer and heifer beef at major
centers provided the bullish influence necesis
sary toward. the advance on live cattle. The
average weight of steers at seven markets was
the heaviest in 12 weeks at 1152#. Slaughter
steers and heifers predominated in the receipts
at most markets with the bulk Good to average-
Choice.
Bulk of the high-Good and Choice 1000-
1350# steers sold at $21.75-23.50. In Chicago
Prime and mixed Choice and Prime 1050-1450#
steers brought $23.25-25.50, a few loads Prim
$25.75-26.00.Bulk Choice 900-1400# steers in Ohi-
cago went at $25.00-24.00 late. Good steers
bulked at $20.50-22.00. High-Choice and mixed
Choice and Prim slaughter heifers moved at
$23.25-24.00, most Choice $22.00-25.25, Good
$20.50-22.50. Utility and Conercial cows
$15.25-17.50, Canner and @utter mostly $14.50-
17.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES- An
early week holiday tended to curtail marketing


of stocker and feeder cattle and calves. Re-
ceipts of cattle at midwest terminals were
appreciably smaller than the moderate numbers
which were marketed in other recent weeks and
along with the decrease in numbers was a lower-
ing in over-all quality. A fairly large per.
cent of the supplies consisted of Good offer-
ings but Choice offerings were relatively
scarce. Stock calves of any grade continued in
limited supply. Substantially higher slaughter
cattle prices encourage increased interest in
stockers and feeders but, at the same time, the
holiday not only influenced receipts but also
tended to restrict buyer attendance at the var-
ious markets. Thus, trading usually was only
moderately active and mostly on a steady to
strong basis although several markets reported
some advances of 25-50#. Due to increased
competition from slaughter cattle buyers,fleshy
two-way steers shared in the mildly stranger
trend. However, feeder buyers still showed a
decided inclination to proceed as cautiously
as possible in their efforts to secure feedlot
replacements.
Good and Choice yearling stock steers sold
from $22.00-27.00 but because of the scarcity
of Choice, relatively few sales exceeded $25.50.
Medium and low-Good stockers ranged $19.50-
25.50. Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
sold from 120.00-24.00. Weight was still an
important price determining factor. At Omaha a
few Choice 900-925# feeders showing evidence of
some grain feeding brought $22.50. Good and
Choice yearling heifers sold from $20.00-24.00,
two loads Choice 600-650# $24.50. A limited
volume of Good and Choice steer calves went
from $24.50-29.00, same grades heifer calves
$22.50-26.25.

HOGS Terminal Markets Supplies or hogs
at the 12 terminals declined for the second
successive week with the reductions during the
week under review caused by a holiday. Compared
with the previous week salable receipts were
down around 11 percent, and were 3 percent
smaller than a year ago which was also a holi-
day shortened week. At Sioux City, however,
supplies were larger than both a week and year
ago. Mixed U. S. 1-3 190-270# barrows mnd
gilts again comprised the bulk of the supply,
and at several markets a light increase was
noted in the percent of hogs over 240# with
average weights of barrows and gilts somewhat
heavier than a week earlier. A small seasonal
increase was again reported in the showing of
sows. Barrows and gilts were generally steady
to 25# higher except at Omaha and St. Joseph
where steadyto 25# lower prices were in effect.
Sowa worked eot steady to 500 lower. Substan-
tial upturns in the pork trade at wholesale
levels, and the reduced volume of marketing






were stimulating factors in the week's tradA
which saw substantial upturns in the live
market through Wednesday generally wiped out
Thursday when supplies were once more liberal.
The week' s advances were then posted by the
Friday market.
Shippers were fairly aggressive through-
out the week and at Chicago and Indianapolis
around 60 percent found outlets in that di.
rtMdvon.
U. S. No. 1-2 190-240# barrows and gilts
closed mainly at $16.75-17.25 in the western
cornbelt but from $17.50-17.75 at some eastern
markets with an extreme late of $18.00 at
Chicago.
Good and Choice 150-170# feeder pigs at
Sioux City closed. 15.00-16.00 and at St. Paul
Good and Choice offerings brought $16.00-16.50.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area at 284,000 head, were
around 10 percent less than the previous week,
but were 22 percent larger than the combined
four day comparable period last year. Demand
was fairly good and, with moderate receipts,
prices worked higher. Compared with previous
Friday, closing sales for 190-240# barrows
and gilts were steady to 25# higher, heavier
weights 10-20# higher. Sows were 15-25#
higher.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-5 and 2-5 200-220#
barrows and gilts, including same 190-240# in
a few sections, sold at $16.00-16.50 with a
few mostly 2 and 5 220-240# $15.65-16.00, and
some mostly No. 1-2 200-220# $16.50-17.00.
U. S. No. 1-3 270-400# sows went at $13.75-
15.00, some to $15.40; mostly 400-550#
$12.50-14.40.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12
major terminals numbered 77,000 head, 26 per-
cent less than a week earlier and 6 percent
less than last year. Higher prices prevailed
at most points with demand good on the reduced
receipts. Higher dressed lamb prices also had
a bullish effect on the live trade. For the
week, old crop slaughter lambs were mainly
steady to 50S higher but steady to weak at
Denver and Chicago. Spring slaughter lambs
were steady to 50# higher, instances 75-$1.00
up, however, lambs at Sioux City sold steady
to 50# lower. Increased numbers of slaughter
ewes were weak to mostly 50# lower, instances
$1.00 off. Feeder lambs were steady tt most
points but steady to 50# lower at Fort Worth.
Choice and a few Prime 90-114# shorn old
crop slaughter lambs with No. 1,2 and fall
shorn pelts brought $14.00-16.00, including
several shipments $15.00-15.50, a few sales
of Choice 115-120# offerings brought $12.00-
14.50, Good and Choice 90-115# $13.00-16.00,
Good and Choice 85-115# old crop wooled slaugh-
ter lambs brought $14.00-16.00, part deck
$16.75 at Chicago. Seasonally increased
numbers of Choice and Prim 77-105# spring
slaughter lambs sold from $18.00-19.25, a


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limited volume $19.50-20.00, Good and Choice
$17.00-18.50 at most terminals, but (16.50-
17.50 at Fort Worth. Cull to Choice shan
slaughter ewes sold at $2.00-4.50, a few to
$5.00.
Good and Choice 52-7]# spring feeder lambs
were noted at $14.50-16.00 and at $16.50 in St.
Paul for Choice 58# lambs. At Fort Worth,
Medium and Good spring feeders $10.00-12.00 and
Medium and Good shorn old crop feeders $7.00-
9.00.
Receipts in the Interior Iowa-Southern
Minnesota area numbered 22,900 head, 9 percent
less than a week ago but 10 percent more than
last year. As on the 12 terminals the curtailed
numbers marketed combined with higher carlot
dressed lamb prices were bullish factors stim-
ulating demand on the live trade. For the
week, old crop slaughter lambs were mostly
steady although Utility and Good were weak to
50 lower. Spring slaughter lambs were steady
to 50# higher. Slaughter ewes were weak to
50# lower. Spring slaughter lambs comprised
25-55 percent of the supply.
Of Friday, Choice 90-105# shorn old crop
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 pelts and includ-
ing a few yearlings were delivered to packing
plants at $14.00-15.00, Choice 105-115#
$13.00-14.50, 115-120# $12.50-13.50. Good
and Choice 90-11(0 offerings secured $12.00-
14.50, Utility and Good $10.00-12.50. A few,
shipments of Choice 90-110# wooled old crop
lambs $14.00-16.00, 110-120# $12.50-15.00,
Good and Choice 90-110# $12.50-15.00. Choice
and Prime 80-95# spring slaughter lambs $18.00-
20.00. Good and Choice 80-100# $17.00-18.50.
Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes $2.00-4.00,
few $4.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Notes 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
was fairly active, steady to 50# higher with
advance mainly in California, stocker and
feeder cattle mostly steady, spring lambs
moderately active, steady.
Slaughter steerss In California, 61
loads Choice 920-1050# sold at $25.40-24.15-,
bulk $25.50; over California and Arizona,
loadlots Ooqd to mostly Choice, 950-1150#
$22.75-25.25, 1150 0W.W $22.00-22.50, load
1500# $21.00. Loadlots average-Good to low-
Choice 950-115Q0 $22.00-22.65) high-Standard
to mostly Good 900-1150# $20.90-22.00, few
loads Standard and Good 960-1100# $20.00-20.75.
In Utah, 2 loads mostly Choice 1000-1025#
$22.00; 7 loads high-Good and mostly Choice
1100-1150# $21.00.
Slaughter heiterst In California, 5 loads





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Choice 825-90C0 $23.00; over California and
Arizona, loadlots Good and mostly Choice 750-
1000# $22.00-22.75, bulk $22.50.
Stockers and feeders Choice and Fancy
275-425# mixed calves $28.00-28.50 on steers,
$26.00-26.15 on heifers; Choice and Fancy 430-
550# calves and short yearlings $24.00-26.00 on
steers, $22.00-24.00 on heifers; Good and
Choice 560-660# steers $22.00-25.00; Good and
mixed Good and Choice 700-900# steers $20.00-
21.00; 1,500 Medium and Good 550-650# steers
$20.50-21.00.
Spring lambs: Choice and Prime 88-110#
spring slaughter lambs $16.50-17.25, Choice and
Prime 95-110# shorn with mostly No. 2 pelts
$16.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle direct at the feedlots in Colorado rather
active with slaughter steers 75#-$1.50 higher;
slaughter heifers 50#-65# higher. In Colorado,
Choice 1060-1500# slaughter steers brought
$21.65-25.50 with late sales bulking at $22.35-
25.50; few loads high-Good and Choice 1175-
1275# l21.00-22.50. Average and high-Choice
875-1025# slaughter heifers $25.25-23.90; bulk
of low and average-Choice 900-1050# $22.25-
25.25. Wyoming: 2 loads average and high-
Choice 1200-1300# slaughter steers $25.00-23.25,
4 loads Choice 1025-1065# slaughter heifers
$22.75-25.25.
Direct sales of stocker and feeder cattle
and calves scarce, steady. Colorado: 5 loads
partly fattened Good and Choice 820-870# feeder
steers $22.50-25.75; load 600# $24.00. Two
loads Good and Choice 700# feeder heifers
$20.65-21.00. Limited sales on slaughter lambs
steady. Colorado: Choice 105-114# shorn lambs
No. 1 and 2 pelts $14.75-15.50. Western Kansass
Choice and Prime 90-100# spring slaughter lambs
$18.00-18.75.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKIA~fMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Slaughter
steers sold fully 500 higher; heifers strong;
stockers and feeders slow, 50#-$1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Around 725 mostly Choice
1025-1125# $22.75-25.50;3 422 Good and Choice
954-1070# $22.00-22.751 255 Oood 940-1080#
$21.50-22.00.
Slaughter heifers: Thirty mostly Choice
867# $23.00; 200 Good and Choice 850-850#
$22.75; 87 Good 655-682# $22.00-22.50.
Stockers and feeders Sixty Choice 1078#
feeders *21.00, load Choice 889* $21.25; 475
Good and Choice 775-800# $21.00; 655 Good and
Choice 627# $22.00; 476 Good 580-625# $21.00-
21.50; 820 Good 576-620# feeder heifers $19.75-
20.50; load Good and Choice 379# stock calves,
steers $27.00, heifers $25.00.
Lambs Steady, 4,000 pstly Choice 75-85#
spring &laughter lambs $15.00-16.00, few Choice
and Prims $17.00-17.25. 2000 Choice 100-106#
No. 2 pelt shorn slaughter lambs $11.00-12.00.


5,500 Choice and Fancy 70# spring feeders
$13.00, 16,500 Choice 60-68# $12.00.
Amarillo Area All classes cattle steady
to 50# higher. Slaughter steers 22 Choice
1233# $21.75; 130 Good, 1020-1150# $20.75-
21.00, 31 Good mixed yearlings 850# $21.00.
Slaughter heifers: 180 mostly Choice 980-1000#
$22.40; 87 Good and Choice 706-925# $21.00-
21.50; 69 Good 986# $20.25. 250 680-725# rail
basis $37.00 Good, $35.00 Standard.
Stockers and feeders 3,200 mostly Choice
650-850# steers $21.50-25.00, 886 Medium and
Good 675-810# $20.00-22.00; 2,400 Good and
Choice 550-650# heifers $20.00-22.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers steady; stockers and feed-
ers slow, steady; spring slaughter lambs
steady to 50# lower.
Slaughter steerss Washington Mostly
Choice 900-1075# $25.00, mostly for July and
August delivery. Good to mostly Choice 1090-
1200# $21.50-22.50, Standard 960-1200# $19.50-
20.50. Idaho Good to mostly Choice 1100-1200#
$21.00-22.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Mostly
Choice 850# $22.00-22.50 including string at
$22.00 for July and August delivery. Idaho -
mostly Choice 975-1000# $21.50.
Stockers and feeders Washington and
Idaho Good and Choice 800-1050# steers
$21.25-22.00; 500-550# heifers $21.00-22.00.
Oregon Good and Choice 435# calves $25.00 -o
steers, $25.00 on heifers.
Spring slaughter lambs: Washington -
Choice and Prime 92# $16.35 delivered. Lamb
pools: Choice and Prime 90-95# $15.65-16.10
f.o.b. Idaho Choice and Prime 90-98# $16.80-
17.50. Oregon Choice and Prime 90-95#
$16.00-16.50 delivered and $15.00-15.50 f.o.b.
Lamb pool: Choice and Prime 90-95# $16.25 to
Canadian interests.
Slaughter ewess Washington Utility and
Good shorn $2.00-4.00 and on carcass grade
basis $11.00 on Good, $9.00 on Utility, $6.00
on Cull. Oregon Cull and Utility $5.00 de-
livered.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Temperatures generally above normal
throughout. Moderate to liberal showers in
northern and east-central Montana, balance of
area generally dry with only scattered very
light precipitation. Continued reluctance of
both buyers and producers, coupled with mid-
week holiday, very limited trading on all
classes of livestock to markets adjacent to
range and feeding areas.
Wool: Trading slow at weaker prices. Con-
firmed 174,000#. Montana: 15,000# mixed fine
th three-eights blood $1.15 clean basis,f.o.b.
Boston. 144,000# mixed fine and half-blood
40.0-42.0#. Grease basis, moderate shrinkage.
Northern Wyming: 15,000C fine and half-blood
40.0 0 greases, moderate shrinkage.









Market

Chicago .....
Cincinnati ...
Denver t*******
Fort Worth ....
Indianapolis **
Kansas City ...
Oklahoma City .
Omaha ......
St. Joseph **
St. Louis NSY .
Sioux City ....
S. St. Paul ....
Total .........
" May 27, 1961


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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
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7 W 3-:-?7inie74t 5 7re 13 Time"k47 T 7Jvie 13 1 7Jwt T t*June 3 J iz f-w ~T
S 1961 t 1960 : 1961 t 1960: 1961 : 1960_ __ 1961_ S 1960 _
31,902 36,617 87 2L. 29,708 29,7 2,797 2,370
2,752 3,557 542 46d 9,.Jt8 10,226 747 675
8,223 10,183 35 119 3,654 6,075 4,613 6,491
10,468 12,985 1,&')1 3,461 2,162 2,728 31,934 32,654
5,816 6,592 861 584 23,614 29,011 736 892
12,314 16,405 271 .689 13,721 14,525 4,775 6,966
7,149 9,443 522 1,001 3,416 4,558 2,753 4,108
31,765 35,147 302 832 40,396 37,236 9,307 7,949
14,234 16,455 138 629 25,486 19,532 6,484 6,160
12,106 13,704 1,146 1,724 42,069 53,810 2,602 3,956
21,658 26,177 635 875 42,970 41,723 5,622 5,923
15,594 17,201 3,798 4,028 32,958 30 847 4,844 3.502
173,981 204,466 9,938 14,631 270,502 280,054 77,214 82,246
200,962 11 335 -- ---301,1-----


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA -


June 3, 1961


May 27, 1961


June 4, 1960


Hogs ..... 284,000 316,000 232,000*
*Revised. Sheep *r. 2? 2;,900 0
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
- ---- -eene -h- -An -- -- --- -- ive-"-.;--n-l- "
:~Jii un T "Miay2S T 7e:Jue"': May "M 7 GMy -s --n."My"
t 1961 3 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1 1961 : 1960
--------------- ------------ -------------------- s---------- -- -- -- -- -- -
Steers 1001# up ........ 373 5359 819 3,087 2,825 15,600 14,393
901-1000 ....... 1,280 1,600 1,183 8,641 7,661 42,470 43,466
801-900 ......... 2,014 2,458 2,628 13,253 14,681 66,915 68,741
701-800 ......... 3,684 5,116 5,457 21,578 20,038 85,767 87,599
501-700 ......... 6.269 8.622 10,562 44 901 59,830 229 195 220 349
Total steers 10 markets .. 13,620 18,35 1,i 4 91,46 i 5 4S,947 434,548
Ar. wt. .. 720# 721# 704# 719W 700# 714# 718#
Av. cost*" .. $21.87 $22.06 $23.41 22.44 $24.34 ,423.82 $24.46
" Chicago ..... 21.59 22.30 24.67 22.22 25.06 22.97 24.35
Kansas City 22.24 22.53 24.95 23.06 25.58 23.34 24.68
SOaha ....... 22.24 22.23 24.70 22.72 25.15 23.90 24.69
S. St. Paul.., 19.535 20.87 22.97 20.85 25.533 21.63 23.25
Sioux City .. 235.55 23.21 25.05 23.48 25.95 25.40 25.75
S Denver ...... 23.49 22.64 235.15 22.61 24.49 24.68 24.96
Ft. Worth ... 20.80 21.10 21.08 21.43 21.70 22.72 23.04
S Oklahoma City 21.55 21.24 20.79 21.36 22.31 22.83 235.03
S S. St. Joseph 22.60 25.14 22.99 23.532 24.56 23.91 24.28
S St. Louis NSY 21.96 21.57 23.92 22.15 24.52 22.75 23.81


Total

nf


calves 10 markets.
heifers ....
coMs ....


8,757
1,960
423


6,551
2,130
510


7,956
2,473
574


34,752
13,166
2,670


35,222
14,535
2,161


191,361
63,567
14,173


185,344
64,970
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
e hi-k Kan-e tS. St.LSut 'Siox 'S.St!Indian-! Den-2Fort tOkla* 4ich- San
Week ended caJosephi NS City Paul apolis ver Worth;City :ita Antonio
,,ca~,----------------------- 1 -2- :- L -I --- -
Stockers and feeders
June 2, 1961 1 25 6 10 8 17 5 6 6 55 57 59 60
May 26, 1961 1 30 9 14 12 21 5 8 6 60 64 40 55
June 53, 1960 2 36 10 15 7 16 7 10 5 80- 64 56 50
Slauehter cows
June 2, 1961 5 8 8 5 7 4 55 10 10 25 9 15 15
May 26, 1961 3 7 9 5 10 5 20 11 20 20 8 16 15
June 53, 1960 4 10 S 6 13 6 18 7 10 20 14 18 15





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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1
ber of head Percent of total Average weight 2 Average price in

by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ------
Week ended
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Choice.......
Good.........
Standard.....,
Commercial...
Utility.......
All grades...,

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

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

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


2,925
14,460
7,434
1,135
.. --
255
. 26, 209

46
.. 8,241
..a 8,027
.. 1,379
144
.. 17,837

.. ~ 4
5,950
.. 4,753
.. 1,411

. 12,159

.. 537
.. 2,768
.. 0 2,395
580

6
.. 5,786


: 1960 1961 -- 1960- J16L 2 1960 -: 19c61 : 19
CHICAGO


740
17,355
6,915
709


11,2
55.2'
28.4
4.3


,67.0
26,7
2.7

.7

OMAHA
.2
59.0
54.4
4.1
2.5


18,848
SIOUX --
32 .4 .5
5,502 48.9 45.5
6,015 39.1 47.5
-1,035 11.6 8.2
68 .5
12,652
- I- I- YU90 MI3
.6 -
2,458 47.9 42.4
2,761 41.4 47.6
558 10.0 9.6

20 .1 .4
5,797
-- -------- -- E S


1,252 1,228
1,218 1,180
1,128 1,068
1,055 1,044

992 929
- -1,18 1-,146-

1,186 1,246
1,184 1,186
1,122 1,089
1,102 1,101
945 975
1,148 1,125

1,163 1,346
1, 204 1,179
1,161 1,094
1,083 1,058
1,015


24.53
23.23
22.07
19.85

18.55


23.19
22.38
21.33
18.91
17.91
21.63

23.622
22.46
21.61
19.48


1,173 1,128 21.81

1,238 -- 22.93
1,150 1,094 22.52
1,067 1,059 21.59
1,056 1,004 19.29

967, 970 17.31
1,106 1,068 21.84


30.24
27.15
25.23
21.52

19.99
26.59

27.71
26.14
24.55
20.22
18.74
24.92

27.94
26.01
24.51
20.10
18.00


24.84


26.26
24.60
20.95

17.97
24.97
am um am m


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


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


1,718
3,816
700

110
6,344



5,381
4,090
655
38
8,164


169 27.1 3.5
3,746 60.2 77.0
775 11.0 16.0

172 1.7 3.5
4,882


-m mot
3,570 41.4 42.6
4,134 50.1 49.53
631 8.0 7.5
53 .5 .6
8,388


1,112 1,118 22.98
1,036 1,051 21.82
995 956 20.05

924 951 18.75
1,050 1,054 21.92
---------------


1,178
1,095
1,071
958
1,127


1,152 22.48 25.67
1,078 21.36 24.26
1,099 19.18 20.49
964 17.47 17.79
1,110 SL.67 24.57


Prime.......... -- -
Choice......... 3,899 4,010 84.1 82.4 1,169 1,165 22.78
Good........... 592 661 12.8 153.6 1,071 1,115 21.61
Standard....... 145 190 5.1 5.9 1,068 1,095 18.51
Utility........ 3 .1 977 --
All grades..... 4,656 4,864 1,154 1,154 22.52
SData --------------oll---ected b Statistial eprng and Livetk Divisio A ---------------------------
Data, collected by Statistical Reporting Service, and Liveetock, Division, L4 M. S.


-
27.07
24.82
22.56

19.73
24.41
-1m1e--a


26.26
24.75
19.55
17.00
25.81


184 .9
25 903

39 .3
7,350 46.2
10,253 45.0
781 7.7
425 .8






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
-----------------------------------------------------------------
S Cattle : Calves Hos 'Sheep and lambs
City or Area : June Je 4 Je Je 4 June 5 Jue 4 JuTe Sw June 4
SJ.961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 1960


Boston, New York City Area ....
Baltimore, Philadelphia .......
Cin., Cleve., Detroit, Indpls .
Chicago Area ..................
St. Paul- Wise. Areas .........
St. Louis Area ................
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area ....
Omaha Area ...............
Kansas City ..............
Iowa So. Minnesota .........
Lou'l, Evan'l.Nash'l. Mph's ...
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area ...
St. Jolph. Wichita, Okla. City.
Ft. Worth, Dallas, San Antonio.
Denver, Ogden, Salt Lake City .
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas ..
Portland, Seattle, Spokane ...


10,493
7,428
18,279
14,7 J
23,776
9,620
24,223
35,563
14,003
24,870
5,824
9,146
17,872
14,264
22,458
24,812
7,246


7,537
6,981
17,617
15,710
26,199
10,026
20,905
32,055
15,116
28,622
6,229
7,423
19,574
13,576
18,240
23,778
6,607


9,278
1,492
4,906
4,209
11,682
1,486

87

1,417
2,383
3,762
765
5,858
189
1,960
172


Total ...................... 284,587 47,626


7,188
2,251
5,222
4,194
13,309
1,647

87

6,558
3,484
4,469
1,405
4,401
243
1,359
227


6 lt.U
21,15,6
1 ',,98 2
31,531
83,8357
62,779
84,886
67,717
29,072
213,614
39,529
21,294
56,957
12,540
12,472
25,291
16,102


898,901


33,370 335, 12
19,071 5,1 8
104,287 11,204
27,968 5,606
d3,56'j 11,7441
60,425 4,082
75,439 9,189
68,485 13,458
30,571 --
204,008 24,652
51,116 --
23,683 --
39,711 10,096
15,363 51,421
13,691 28,248
19,282 35,600
15,410 6,090
248,290


21,843
2,995
11,555
2,607
7,045
4,537
12,052
10,852

24,905


11,521
39,491
19,714
30,688
5,401


274,195 55,824 883,180 '205,204

Accumulation to date ..... 6,640,945 1,363,391 24,216,332 5,870,006
6,476,500 1,473,138 26,292,450 5, 211,618


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT
--------- ------- ------o--pi- k
Beef Veal .(excl. lard)
Week ended Nu- : Nu- -
S m- Prod. : Prod. "um- Prod.,
ber : : ber I : ber :
1,000 il.1b. 000 mil.1b. 1000 mil.1b.


PRODUCTION

and mutton : Total t Total
Num- :. meat t lard
ber tP : prod. prod.
1,o000 mil.b.nil.7lb.mil.1b.


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


350
390
406
334


209.3
233.6

196.1


10.5 1,045
11.0 1,190
-- 1,329
10.6 1,030


150.5
171.1

144.8


275
290
312
221


12.9 382.8
13.6 429.3

10.3 361.8


Percentage change from
May 27, 1961 ........
June _4 1960 ........


WeanteIr e4a


-10 -10 -6
5 7 -2


S i
tCnttle C


-6 -12 -12 -5
-3 1 4 24

SAverae gy wehtj_(b) _
. .. .


;alves


Live 1Dressed Live Dre sed.
SLive Dressed Live Dressed.
- - z -- &,,


CgsO

Live Dressed.
N. -


-5 -11 --
25 6
---~-- -----
SLard
Sheep yield
and lambs yields
e Dese per
Live Dressed 100 lb.


1040
1040
1045
1023


598
599
601
587


1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


June 3,
May 27,
May 13,
Jne 4,


--

46.6
35.1


J.me 5, 1961
May 27, 1961 .......
May 15, 1961 .......
Jse 4, 1960 .......


129
129
126
129


13.9





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
Commercial
Utility


weights -


24.81
24.81
25.75
23.50
22.03
20.06


23.16

19.59


16..19
16.47
16.54
14.78


29.75
50.50
27.12
27.25
24.06
21.62


26.50

21.25


18.25
17.75
17.58
15.75


-I

23.00
22.84
21.59
19.56


22.88
21.62
19.00


17.22
16.34
15.72
14.84


26.58
26.58
25.94
20.78


26.03
25.62
20.16


18.75
16.75
15.28
15.69


25.88
25.75
22.96
22.88
21.09
18.88


22.96
21.22
19.00


16.94
16.51
15.62
14.62


19.38 21.25 18.00 19.06 19.25
19.88 20.50 18.58 19.51 19.12


29.09
29.09
26.72
26.72
25.81
20.54


26.44
25.50
20.05


17.50
16.56
15.44
14.44


18.58
18.19


-I

22.99
22.84
20.91
19.00


22.94
20.75
18.51



17.00
16.00
14.50


26.16
26.16
22.72
19.51


25.69
22.66
18.75


18.38
16.75
15.00
15.75


-

23.88
22.50
22.25
19.75


22.88
21.25
18.75


15.25
14.75
15.75
12.00


27.75
27.12
26.00
25.25


26.62
25.25
22.50


18.25
16.75
14.25
12.12


19.50 20.75 21.25 21.55


Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


29.50
27.00
22.00



26.50
24.00
20.75


29.50
27.00
21.50


25.00
21.25
18.50


27.00
24.00
20.00


24.75
25.00
20.50


26.50
24.50
21.00


28.00
24.75
21.50


26.50
23.75
21.00


Stocker' and feeder cattle and calves


28.12
25.12
22.25


26.12
23.75
21.00


27.06
24.69
21.00


26.00
25.50
20.50


25.75 24.75 25.50
- 20.75 21.00 19.75


28.25
24.75
21.25


25.50
22.75
19.75


27.50
24.88
21.50


25.50 25.75 25.62
22.00 20.50 22.25


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


- 16.50 16.62 16.25 15.50


- 28.25 29.00 28.75


16.00


50.00 29.25


15.75



- 26.25
1


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 25.50 25.75 26.00 26.75


25.50
20.50


27.00
25.00
22.00


27.00
25.00
22.50


25.75
23.75
20.50


- 24.00
- 19.75


436 CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
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: : :: North
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SJune June :June : June June June June : June June June
Classification 5 : 4 5 4 3 : 4 :5 4 3 4
1961 1960 :1961 : 1960 : 1961:1960 :1961 : 1960 2 1961 1960

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


S "" St. :
I Louis : Kansas Sioux
:Chicago: Nat'l., City : Omaha : City
t: Stock t


t: Yards : : :
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds


7- T-- T Eight
:S. St. S. St.'Indian-: mkta.
:Joseph Paul sapolis com-
S: bbined
1 $ i


Barrows June 3, 1961 16.65
and May 27, 1961 16.58
gilts June 4, 1960 16.67
June 5, 1961 15.85
Sows May 27, 1961 15.94
June 4, 1960 15.80
AVERAGE WEIGHT -


Barrows June 3, 1961
and May 27, 1961
gilts June 4 1960
June 3, 1961
Sows May 27, 1961
June 4, 1960
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows June 3, 1961
and May 27, 1961
gilts June 4, 1960
June 5, 1961
Sows May 27, 1961
June 4, 1960


238
258
239
439
450
440

22545
55104
25536
3145
5295
3295


16.92
16.78
16.59
14.18
14.21
13.82


221
222
225
436
428
395


37159
43468
47529
2809
3126
5650


16.48 16.38
16.14 16.17
16.29. 16.25
14.38 14.20
14.22 14.16
15.40 15.87
Pounds
235 243
237 242
231 243
454 419
456 414
414 414


12446
15021
12949
947
1129
815


55170
54981
50385
5559
5920
4759


16.18 16.22
16.04 16.06
16.35 16.37
14.11 14.21
14.16 14.10
13.68 13.90


16.15
16.01
16.19
14.02
14.04
15.76


246
246
243
408
428
408

35766
34809
54040
5587
4997
5572


240
244
241
390
598
388

21570
26400
19599
6258
6660
5358


16.77
16.92
16.92
15.87
14.10
15.58


234
252
229
465
462
452


19797 204878
21222 234449
24531 216283
2489 28270
2317 29464
2945 27847


SOWS -
June 5, 1961 12
May 27, 1961 9
June 4, 1960 12
/ Weighted average.
1/ Weighted average.


Percentage of total
7 7 14
7 7 14
7 6 14


AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG,
COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Week ended Hog products / Hog pieces 2/ Grossspread
or margin 3/
June 5, 1961 ............. $19.17 $17.29 $1.88
May 27, 1961 ............. 18.51 17.25 1.28
June 4, 1960 ............. 18.84 17.50 1.54
~~~~~~~-------------------------------~
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.
1/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
~~~~~~~---~---~I-------------------------
I Barrows and t Corn 2/ s Hog-corn
Week ended : gilts / N No.3 yellow t price ratio
: Dollars per : Cents per i based on
: 100 pounds : bushel : barrows and gilts
--- - - - - -
June 5, 1961 ......... 16.63 113.4 14.7
May 27, 1961 ......... 16.58 113.4 14.6
June 4, 1960 ......... 16.67 122.7 15.6
I/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.
2I/ Weight~d av~erage. 2/ Simple average.


Week ended


16.46
16.55
16.46
14.10
14.10
15.79


237
257
235
419
425
412


242
258
250
420
416
409

22445
23444
25916
1898
2020
1677






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


There was very little trading of greasy
domestic worsted wools in the Boston market
during the Menozial Day week. Lrnly a few cars
were moved with prices showing a slightly easier
trend.
Woolen wools were restricted to about the
same volume as a week ago and noils had a narrow
demand at steady prices.
Activity in the Western states also sub-
sided but there was a modest movement in Texas
at weaker prices while the principal interest
in the fleece wool states was in the Pennsylvania
County pools.
Mid-week cables from Australia showed the
Continent and Japan the major buyers, but also
supported by the United States and England.
Quotations were weaker. At Auckland, New
Zealand there was general competition with
prices weak. South Africa showed a slightly
easier tone as wool auctions terminated for the
season on May 30. The South African Vool Com-
misqion had disposed of practically all wool
offered. The South American markets were very
dull.
Fleece Wools Results of the Pennsylvania
County pools were as follows: Potter 46,000,/
medium wool 57.12, Mercer 44,000i, medium wool
55.560, Indiana 63,000,/ mediums 55.650, Venango
16,000, mediums E5.65(, Armstrong 17,000if medi-
ums 54.170, Clarion 19,000# medium 54.670,
Greene 64,000] bulk delaine 44,920, and medium
54.680, washington 70,000# bulk delaine 44.48
and medium 56.480. Country buyers were paying
450 to 470 to the growers for medium wools in
Missouri, Illinois and Iowa while 400 to 420
was paid in Ohio and Pennsylvania for fine wools.
Recent sales in Kentucky follow: No. 1, 450 to
500, No. 2, 350 to 435, No. 5, 300 to 435 and
No. 4, 250 to 530, all grease basis.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French
combing and staple Territory wool sold around
$1.18/41.19 clean basis.
ERNGE SALES FOLLOW: In Montana the
Yellowstone pool about 270,0004 mixed fine,
half and three-eighths 43.150 while short,
heavy and burry fleeces sold around 38.150. The
Pqrk County pool 150,000,i half, three-eighths
and quarter-blood 46.69#, Townsend pool 60,000,1
fine and half 41.690, Wibaux pool 80,000# of
fine and half-blood 41.650b Around Powell,
Wyoming 15,000W of fine and half-blood 40.00.
In Oregon medium grade Valley wools brought
424/453 for ewes and 370/380 for lambs wool
while some large clips of Valley Oregon wools
brought up to 500. At Goldendale, Washington
three-eighths and quarter-blood range wools
sold at 46.70. About 100,000 of medium grade
Idaho wools sold at 420 grease basis, wh le the
Surprise Valley pool in Northern California
around 61,000# brought 48.650 for ewes and 41#
for lambs wool.


Texas Wools Good French combine. and
staple 12 months Texas wools were steady at
the recent decline and wools were purchased in
a range of 41.20 to 41.25 while the price for
8 months wools remained unchanged at $1.10 to
41.15 clean basis, delivered East.
Mohair The mohair market in Boston and
overseas continued very slow.
Foreign Wools Spot foreign wools were
slow.. 8outh Afrcan auctions closed for the
season par to percent lower compared to a
week ago. A spot lot of Frcasy B.A. Nov. 2nd
clip 36/40s sold at 770 clean fibers present.
Cabled reports at week's end follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U.S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields,
in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed


77
78
78A
79
80



7
8
12
47


41.18
1.15
1.12
1.11
1.09


422
423
424
425


New Zealand
Oil-combed,


$1.12
1.09
1.00
.95


South
Oil-combed
41.09 48 $1.04
1.05 52 1.04
1.06 53 1.01
1.06


93
834
100
107.
114
128


$.92
.91
.86
.81
.78
.77


Africa
Scoured yields
17- $1.03 32 -
22- 1.01 33 -
25- 1.01 37 -
27- .99 38 -
28- .98


$.97
.96
.94
.93


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools: 64s -
$1.00, 60/64s 970, 60s 94', 60/58s 920,
58/56s 900, 56/50s 880, 50s 870.
Carpet Wools The carpet wool trade re-
mained dull during this holiday week. Greasy
B.A. 36/40s lambs wool sold for shipment at 754.
clean fibers present. March 2nd clip wools
were offered for shipment at 690. Greasy N. Z.
early shorn wools were offered at 690 and type
702/3 crutchings at 67#. Spot lots of carpet
wools were offered as follows: White Pakistan
at 780, pale yellow at 700, light gray at 490
and dark gray at 38, white India at 77k, and
pale yellow at 690. Choice white Awasseiat
835 and a white Pyrenean at 750.


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS June 1,1961
(Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the New York
Cotton Exchange)
July wool tops $1.580
October wool tops $1.580
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
July wool 31.165
October wool $1.202
64s grade 21" ave. stretched length






WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Prices for steer car-
casses were steady to mostly 50# higher, in-
stances $1.00 up, however, at Baltimore the
trend was steady to $1.00 lover. Cow beef large-
ly steady to 500 higher; veal and calf unchanged
at New York and Baltimore, while at Washington
steady to $1.00 up; Philadelphia weak to $1.00
lower. Lamb sold mainly $1.00-1.50 lower at
New York, most sales at Baltimore $2.00-3.00 off,
and unchanged at other centers. Pork loins
closed $1.00-3.00 higher; Boston butts steady;
fresh skinned hams and spareribs mostly $1.00-
2.00 higher.
Choice and Prime kosher steer forequarters
were steady to 500 lower; lamb $1.00-2.00 off.
Quotations for veal and calf were unchanged.
Supplies of steer beef, veal and calf
were nearly normal; lamb normal, with spring
lamb predominating. The volume of pork was mod-
erate. Steer carcasses and cuts moved readily
during the holiday week and clearance was good.
Trading was active and an improved demand was
noted on steer rounds and arm chucks. Trading
was rather slow for cow beef, however, small
supplies showed good clearance. Demand was
generally poor for veal, but trading was moder-
ately active at Washington. At New York some
chain accounts absorbed spring lamb hindsaddles,
but outlet was poor for carcasses and particularly
foresaddles. Most retailers were aggressive for
pork and movement was good. A small to moder-
ate number of veal, calf and lamb went unsold at
New York.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold 50#-
$1.00 higher, veal unchanged, lamb steady to
$1.00 lower, pork loins 8-16# $2.00-2.50 higher,
Boston butts 4-8# steady, spareribs $1.00 higher.
Supplies of steer and heifer beef, lamb
and fresh pork were only moderate for the week,
and veal small. Suspended slaughtering activi-
ties Tuesday was partially responsible for be-
low normal supplies. Beef in the main was Good
and Choice grades, and Choice lamb carcasses
over 55# predominated in the lamb trade.
The main feature of the week in the beef
division was the first price upturn in two months.
Carcass trading ruled only moderately active but
all primal cuts were in fairly good demand
through Wednesday. A slow opening veal trade
turned moderately active and small supplies
cleared completely. Carcass lamb was in mod-
erate demand, while ribs and loins found the best
outlet of the primal cuts. Lamb legs proved
hardest to move. Trading on spareribs was not
quite as active as the previous week but movement
generally was satisfactory, all listed pork cuts
finding equal distribution in a fair trade. A
meat truck drivers' strike on late in week under
review curtailed trading as deliveries in the
city were halted.


PACIFIC COAST Steer and heifer beef sold
steady to 500 higher, the advance largely at
Los Angeles. Cow beef was steady to $1.00 low-
er, with a large share steady in California.
Veal and calf were steady to $1.00 lower, the
decline in the Northwestj lamb steady to $1,00
higher in California but 250-$1.00 lower in
the Northwest. Fresh pork sold mostly steady
to $2.00 higher, except some declines of $1.00
were noted on shoulders and Boston butts.
Cured pork held mostly steady.
Supplies of steer beef under 600# and
heifer beef were moderate while steer beef
over 600# and cow beef were liberal. Veal and
calf supplies were normal, spring lamb abun-
dant. Pork supplies decreased compared with
recent weeks and was some below normal. De-
mand for steer and heifer beef was fair to
good except fair to poor for cow. Veal and
calf moderate. Demand for lamb fairly good in
California but rather poor in the Northwest.
Demand was fairly good for most pork items.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Compared with the previous week's close, steer
and heifer beef mostly $1.00 higher, instances
$1.50 up, cow beef steady to 50# lower, lamb
steady to $1.00 higher, pork loins $1.00-2.00
higher, fresh hams steady to $1.00 higher,
butts steady. Supply slightly below normal
demand moderate to good all classes.
Following prices f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer beef $36.00-
36.50,few $57.00, 700-800# $35.00-36.00, Good
600-700# $34.50-35.00 high-Good $35.25-35.50,
Good 700-800# $34.00-55.00. Choice 500-700#
heifer beef $35.50-36.00, few $36.50, Good
$33.50-34.50. Canner, Cutter and Utility cow
beef $29.00-31.00.
Lamb: Choice and some Prime 45-55# old
crop lamb $32.00-35.00 mostly $33.00-35.00.
Bulk Choice and some Prime 35-55# spring lamb
$37.00-42.00.
Pork: Pork loins 8-12# $41.00-42.00,
fresh hams 12-14# $37.00-39.00, 14-16# $56.50-
37.50, butts 4-8# $30.00-32.00 mostly $30.00-
30.50. U. S. 1, 2 and 1355-155# pork carcasses
$23.60-24.50, 155-175# $23.10-24.00.
Clearance generally complete all classes.
Based on reports from major slaughtering
centers--Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louts, and the
Interior Iowa and So. Minnesota area.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Steer beef sold 504-$1.00
higher at Omaha and $1.00-1.50 higher at the
other centers. Heifer beef was mostly 500-$1.00
higher but advanced 75#-$1.25 at Chicago, cow
beef steady to 500 lower, spring lamb steady to
$1.00 higher. Pork loins $1.50-3.50 higher.







Wt

Classification


Steer beef -
Prime 700-8C
Choice 600-7(


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS 441
weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
------------------------------------
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
t:'~e' T June 4 June 3 I June 4 i June 5 s June 4 : June 5 5 June 4
1961 t 1960 t 1961 : 1960 : 1961 t 1960 1 1961 t ,P
1 1960:-- --------------- -- -- -------- -6 lrQ


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-12
4-8
5# down


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


42.75
40.50
39.00
38.00
38.00

-


59.00
49.00
45.50


46.88
45.88
45.58
45.62


58.50
50.00
46.50


57.85
36.58
56.33
56.33

57.58
57.58
55.85

58.00
51.00
48.00


-
44.63
45.25
42.65
42.63

43.69
43.69
41.19

55.35
50.55
48.00


58.75
36.75
38.58
57.08

58.50


45.75
44.50
44.50
43.25

44.50
45.00


37.92
36.58
37.55
36.58

37.85
36.42
56.67


-
45.00
43.50
45.00
41.50

44.00
42.75
41.50


50.00 55.00


39.75 52.50 37.00* 46.50o 37.00 45.50 58.00 47.00
59.75 51.44 57.00* 46.50* 57.00 45.50 38.00 47.00


47.25
36.00
44.50


49,00
55.75
42.75


45.42
55.00
40.50


47.19
52.00
38.25


46.50
59.00
46.00


47.85
39.00
47.85


44.50
37.50
44.533


46,50
56.00
46.00


45.00 48.00 44.75 50.00 45.50 50.00 45.17 47.67,

49.00 44.50 53.25 55.50 54.50 51.00 52.55 51.67

32.50 30.00 33.50 54.25 34.75 32.00 54.00 32.00
16.00 15.50 14.75 15.00 18.00 17.00 17.12 15.25


TV w mK nr wr


DUJjL rZWICE ..IT LAJJ
Classification I--C P:ce
iim. zgcago


Steer beef -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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


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


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


Its -


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

8-1sl


56.50-57.00
35.50-56.00
55.00-55.50
54.50-55.50
54.50-55.50
54.00-55.00

56.00-56.50
56.00-36.50
54.00-55.00
54.00-55.00

29.00-50.50
50.00-51.50

40.00
58.00-59.00

40.00
58.06-59.00


41.50-42.50


BASIS WEEK ENDED JUNE 2, 1961
RaIdF0 B er. F- 1cswdve i cf -
Denver- ~ haha -: ~- -ror1E TPhlad a


35.20-56.00
55,00
54.50

53,00-55.40
33500-55.40

55.20-57.50
54.70-55.20
-- a
-- a


55.25-56.25
54.75-55.25
55.75-34.25

54.00-54.75
55.75-54.50

55.00-55.50
55.00-55.50
33.50-54.00
55.50-54.00


58.00-59.00
57.50-58.00
56.50-37.50
35.50-37.50
55.00-58.00
55.50-38.00


-- 29.00-0.00
-- 29.50-51.00


57.50*
37.50*
52.50*


35.25-55.25
51.25-52.25

41.50-42.00


56.00-38.00
34.00-55.00

36.00-58.00
34.00-35.00


58.00-58.50
57.50-58.00
57.00-37.50

36.50-37.00
36.00-57.00


37.50-58.00



31.00-32.00
32.00-32.50

41.50-42.50*
40.00-42.00*
39.00-40.0*o
41.50-42.50*
40.00-42.00*
39.00-40.00*


-- 43.50-44.00


ZSpring lamb.


0#


--


5#





442
COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES,
--- -- -- --- C e -- -


APF IL 1961 y
Scale" --------


Oth- ner A u.er
Month and :Federally : corn- :Total : Federally: com- Total
period :inspected :mercial : weih : inspected: mercial
SC w eight T
__________ ____ TeacTs m ana H -e


Apr. 1961 .........
Mar. 1961 so**.....
Apr. 1960 ........
Jan.-Apr. 1961 ..
Jan.-Apr. 1960


Apr. 1961 .........
Mar. 1961 *o.......
Apr. 1960 .........
Jan.-Apr. 1961 ..
Jan.-Apr. 1960
- -


1,501.7
1,627.1
1,411.6
6,196.5
5,989.8


5,048.5
6,110.1
5,571.1
21,980.9
24,044.7


445.0 1,946.7 1,018
481.0* 2,108.1 1,026*


448.6 1,860.2
1,856.5 8,052.6
1,844.4 7,854.2
Hegs
897.8 5,946.5
1,055.6 7,145.7
1,022.9 6,594.0
5,926.4 25,907.5
4,704.1 28,748.8


1,006
1,025
1,021


578.2 205.7
456.5 255.7


206.6
922.8
950.8


1 594.2
1,646.4
1,678.1


581.9
712.2
600.8
2,569.2
2,608.9


Av.
live
weight


225
208
218
215
209


: Sheep and lambs
258 1, 247.5 169.4 1,416.7 102
254 1,510.7 171.6 1,482.5 104
256 1,054.1 148.7 1, 202.8 101
256 4,975.4 616.2 5,591.6 105
252 4,454.6 538.6 4,995.2 103


Y Excludes farm slaughter. / Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.
*Revised.
COMMERCIAL MEAT AND IARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, APRIL 1961 I/
--------------------- ------ ------- Z ---- T -
Month and Beef Veal Pork Lard 3/
e__pe d lo : Pork :and mutton : meat : -
Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb.
Apr. 1961 ...... 1,155 72 822 71 2,100 187
Mar. 1961 ...... 4 1,240 85 979 75 4/ 2,577 215
Apr. 1960 ...... 1,066 75 910 59 2,110 202
Jan.-Apr. 1961.. 4,695 509 5,569 281 8,854 789
Jan.-Apr. 1960.. 4,552 510 5,889 248 8,999 868
-~r~~~----~----~~~---- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -
V Excludes farm slaughter. / Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
Includes rendered pork fat. 4V Revised.
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board.

MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS--BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/


Grade


Prime .............
Choice .............
Good ................
Standard *....*......
Commercial .........
Utility .............
Cutter ............*
Canner .............
Cull ....o,....,o....


Beef
: Apr. Apr.
: 1961 : 1960
Thous. pounds
15,529 11,051
582,685 556,465
126,770 148,555
17,508 15,472
5,408 4,295
4,965 4,520
1,292 756
109 110


Veal and calf
Apr. Apr.
1961 1960
Thous. pounds
157 121
2,505 2,794
7,721 7,504
1,561 1,454


155
155


105


Lamb and mutton
Apr. Apr.
1961 1960
Thous. pounds
6,065 5,496
25,328 17,545
1,195 560


141
141


1 4 2 2
-------------------------------------


Total ............ 552,065 521,000 11,877 11,760 52,729
--------------------------------------
Bull and stag beef .. 781 745
All other meats


25,612


and lard.......... 15,487 12,146
----- ------------------------------------------
1/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading
or acceptance.







AVRAGIE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FORi LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL I/


: May 15
Commodity and unit M 1961
------------ ---------------


* Apr. 15
S 1961
* -- -


: Mar.15 : May 15
1961 : 1960


445
Average
Jan. 1947-
Dec. 1949


Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt.
All beef cattle t
Cows I o
Steers and heifers ft
Calves "
Sheep t o
Lambs "
Wool 2/ Per lb.
Corn Per bu.
Oats t "t
Barley "
Hay, all baled ton
Cottonseed It


Hog-corn price ratio
United States
N. Central States
Iowa


Dol.
n
I'
it
n
tI
I'
I'
I'
t

n*
I'
ti .
n *
n
n
n


5/
Bushel


Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 -
All farm products
Feed grains and hay
Meat animals


16.00
19.80
15,00
21.60
23.60
5.44 ,
15.60
.425 6
1: .02
.598,
" .875
19.80


15.7
15.9
15.9


16.90
20.60
15.40
22.70
24.10
.5.89
re.10c'

.965
.5810
.847
20.00


17.5
18.1
18.9


100)
256
151
292


17,10
20.90
15.30
25.10
24.40
5.96
16.60
.402
1.01
.593
.847
20.60
44.80


16.9
17.2
18.6


245
150
309


15.40
21.70
15.50
24,00
24.70
6.31
20.20
.451
1.07
.680
.866
21.60



14.4
14.8*
16.0


240*
158
309*


21.90
20.20


22.60
9.15
21.90
.460
1.64
.852
1.57
22.40
71.60
May av,
1950-59
15.8
14.2

1947-49

271
250
354


Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes, and wage rates 302 302 502 301 250
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board. 2/ Monthly average.
1/ Average local market price, excluding" incentive payment.
4/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight. 5/ Preliminary. *Revised.

EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/

Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit base :_ _- __-_-_-- _bassd_on da;atffr_ _- agr
prices 2/ 1 Aary 1961_ 4_ A,1a96 _:_ a j9


Hogs Per cwt. Dol......... 7.08 21.40 21.40 21.50
Beef cattle t" i **t **** 7.87 23,80 25.80 23.80
Calves t o .......*. 8.70 26.30 26.50 26.30
Lambs t n ......... 8.58 25.30 25.530 25.70
Wool Per lb. ....... 4/ .249 .752 .752 .746
Corn bu. ......... .558 1.62 1.62 1.64
Oats t .279 .845 .843 .846
Barley T o U ****** .415 1.25 1.25 1.28
Cottonseed n ton ......... 4/20.80 62.80 62.80 67.40
----------------------------------- ------------------------------
1/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949,1954,
and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1951-December 1960 average (includ-
ing an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments result-
ing from price support operations) by dividing by 253 percent (the 120-month average of the
Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed loans and
other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
5/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for months
indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the following
calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1951-60 (including an allow-
ance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting from
price support operations).


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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S------- ---- ----- --------- ------- --


Classification


, Chicago


: Kansas
ah : City


* :


S]








S]


IAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) All wts.
Prime June 3, 1961 19.75 18.50 18.44
June 4, 1960 -- 22.90 23.44
Choice June 3, 1961 19.00 18.00 17.78
June 4, 1960 -- 21.62 22.38
Good June 3, 1961 18.00 16.88
June 4, 1960 20.75
IAUGHTER IAMBS: (Shorn) 105 lb down
Choice June 3, 1961 15.62 14.25 15.62
June 4, 1960 20.50 20.00 -
Good June 3, 1961 14.50 13.00 14.62
June 4, 1960 19.00 18.56 --
iESs (Shorn) All vts.
Good & June 3, 1961 4.28 4.44 3.28
Choice June 4, 1960 6.25 5.25 4.50
Cull & June 3, 1961 4.12 3.59 2.75
Utility June 4, 1960 5.25 3.75 3.50


Fort
Worth


Denver Ogden


North
Part-
I-A


* 0 LUIR


22.00
17.25
20.75
16.75


18.62 -
23.75 21.78
17.47 -
22.50 21.00


19.50 19.75


12.75
17.50
11.75
16.50


14.62 -
20.12 18.50
14.50 -
19.09 17.00


4.81 -
5.58 5.25
3.50 5.34 -
4.50 4.12 5.25


16.04
21.79
15.88
21.79

20.50

12.00
16.75
10.00
15.75

4.00
5.00
2.75
5.00


FEEDER IAMBS: All wts.
Good & June 3, 1961
Choice June 4, 1960


- 14.00 9.81
- 20.25 13.50


13.00
20.50 18.25 -


B




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