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LIVESTOQ


MEAT


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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINSTON 25, D.C.


Vol. 28, No. 2


January 12, 1960


Week ended January 9


Page


Livestock Market Reviews . .* .
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) .
Steer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Heifer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Feeder and Stocker Statistics .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .


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


Wool Market Review e o *
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Meat Prices a .


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Special to this issue
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Livestock and Meat Situation, January 1960 .
Sheep and Lambs on Feed, Jan. 1, 1960. .. 0
United States Exports of Meats, November 1959 .
United States Exports of Livestock, November 1959 .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices advanced on most livestock classes
at midwest markets with trading fairly active
and demand good. Active trading and higher
prices on dressed meats contributed to the
upturns. Prime slaughter steers closed 25-50f
higher for the week at Chicago with other
grades 500-$1.50 up. At other midwest ter-
minals fed steers sold steady to $1.00 higher.
Barrows and gilts sold 25-750 higher over most
of the area. Slaughter lamb prices advanced
25-$1l.00.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES A smaller
than normal increase in cattle marketing
following the holidays resulted in the small-
est receipts at 12 markets for the first
week in any year since 1951. The moderate
run of cattle last week reflected the end of
selling for tax purposes in the last quarter
of 1959, plus a wait-and-see attitude on the
part of some producers in view of peace in
the steel industry. Supplies were only
slightly less than in the first full week
last year, however. Prices were quick to re-
flect the smaller than normal supply increase
following two weeks of small receipts dur-
ing the holidays, particularly when dressed
beef prices were substantially higher. Slaugh-
ter steers sold steady to $1.00 higher, large-
ly 500-$1.00 higher at most markets with
Choice up as much as $1.50 in Chicago where
the steer price upturn was the greatest for
any week since last March. Heifers also sold
steady to $1.00 higher, mainly 50-750 higher,
and the average selling price of heifers
exceeded the steer average in Omaha for the
first time since last June. Bulk of the steer
and heifer supply graded Good and Choice with
the percentage of high-Choice and Prime some-
what reduced in Chicago where the average
weight of steers climbed to 1168#, heaviest
in four months. From 7-20 percent of re-
ceipts were cows, up somewhat from the pre-
vious week. Cows trended irregularly, fin-
ishing steady to 500 higher at Kansas City,
St. Louis National Stock Yards and Indian-
apolis but otherwise steady to 500 lower with
some off as much as $1.00 in Chicago. Bulls
steady to 500 higher except for a $1.00 ad-
vance in Omaha, while dealers sold steady to
$2.00 higher.
A load high-Choice and Prime 1150#
slaughter steers $28.00 in Kansas City, high-
est since October, while a load mostly Prime
1225# weights in Chicago at $28.50 brought
the highest price at that market in five
weeks. At most markets Choice steers bulked
at $24.00-26.00 and brought $25.75-27.25 on
the high close in Chicago when numerous loads
mixed Choice and Prime earned $27.50-28.00.


Most Good steers $21.00-24.50. Several loads
high-Choice and Prime heifers $27.00-27.25
in Kansas City and Omaha. Bulk Choice heifers
$25.50-26.00, Good largely $21.00-24.50.
Utility and Commercial cows $14.50-17.50,
Canners and Cutters $12.00-15.00. Prime dealers
cashed at $37.00 in So. St. Paul as well as at
St. Louis National Stock Yards.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and calves
at terminal markets were seasonally moderate
but even so were somewhat larger than either
of the two previous weeks when the year end
holidays influenced still further curtailment
in marketing. As usually is the case at this
time of year, Medium to low-Choice offerings
predominated with a large percent of the
steers in a 600-900# weight range. Recent up-
turns in slaughter cattle prices stimulated
increased interest in stockers and feeders and
trading generally was fairly active at prices
unevenly steady to 500 higher. Adverse winter
weather conditions tended to slow early week
trading at some terminals but at all of the
principal midwest centers prices were main-
tained on at least a steady basis while at
Oklahoma City most sales were steady to weak.
Apparently some cattle feeders have a more
optimistic opinion of where slaughter cattle
prices will be maintained in the next several
months than was the case several weeks ago
when a consistently bearish demand for slaugh-
ter cattle prompted heavy marketing of short-
feds accompanied by only a limited demand for
replacements at the prices then prevailing.
In contrast, recent strengthening prices for
slaughter cattle have influenced a growing
demand for fleshy 950-1000# cattle suitable for
an additional short turn in the feedlot and such
kinds at times shared in the full 50# upturn.
However, since not many were of the right
weight and quality to seriously interest fin-
ishers only a moderate number of partly fattened
steers 950# up went back for additional feed-
ing.
Few Choice 750-800# feeder steers brought
$25.00-25.75, majority Good and Choice 800-1000#
$21.50-24.50; limited number Good 1000-1050#
$20.50-21.00. Common and Medium feeders
sold from $16.50-20.50. Good and Choice year-
ling stock steers brought $22.00-26.00, few
up to $27.00 and package Choice 516# $28.00.
Good and Choice 650-775# feeder heifers in.
limited supply from $21.00-23.00. Good and
Choice steer calves brought $23.50-32.50,
mostly $26.00-30.00. Good and Choice heifer
calves brought $22.00-27.00, few $28.00.
Medium and Good stock cows were in meager
supply at $15.00-18.00, largely $14.00-16.50.








HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings at
the 12 markets for the first week of the new
year showed a 24 percent increase over the
previous holiday-shortened week and a 22 per-
cent increase over the same week a year ago.
Bulk of receipts were consignments of mixed
U. S. No. 1-3 and No. 2-3 200-260# barrows
and gilts although at many Western Corn Belt
markets increased numbers over 260# were
offered. Average weight of barrows and gilts
also was seasonally heavier with the average
weight at Omaha near 241# or about 5# heavier
than the previous week. Sows made up between
6-12 percent of the receipts. Price trends
followed a somewhat uneven course during the
week. At most markets prices were higher
early under the influence of moderate receipts
and higher prices on dressed pork. Price
downturns were general Thursday on increased
receipts but some strength again developed on
Friday. Compared with the previous week's
close, barrows and gilts were mostly 25-750
higher, and as much as $1.00 up at Chicago
and St. Louis National Stock Yards, and steady
to 25 higher at St. Paul. Good demand pre-
vailed for sows all week and prices were
steady to $1.00 higher.
At the close mixed U. S. No. 1-3, 190-
250# barrows and gilts bulked at $11.75-12.75,
No. 1, and No. 1 and 2, selected lots 190-
230#, many of these sorted for grade and weight
uniformity, brought $12.50-13.25. Mixed U. S.
1-3, 270-400# sows bulked at $9.50-10.50 at
most markets.
At So. St. Paul and Memphis feeder pigs
sold steady throughout the week but advanced
fully 50f at Sioux City. Good and Choice
feeder pigs at So. St. Paul sold at $10.00-
10.50. Medium and Good 130-160# offerings
at Sioux City sold at $10.00-10.50, Good
$10.75. At Memphis Medium and Good 40-100#
feeders sold at $5.00-8.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3, live basis 200-220# bar-
rows and gilts was 835 per cwt. based on
wholesale carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at
Chicago December 30, 1959 to January 6, 1960
inclusive.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area One of the largest weekly receipts in
four years moved at higher prices in the
Interior area as upward price trends and a
good movement of dressed pork products stimu-
lated the trade. Closing butcher prices as
compared with Thursday of the previous week
were mainly 25-35f higher; sows fully 25#
higher. U. S. No. 1-3 190-240# butchers sold
late from $10.85-12.25, bulk $11.25-12.00.
Occasional No. 1 and 2 selected lots earned
$12.25-12.50. Mixed No. 1-3 270-400# sows
cashed at $8.75-10.25, few No. 1 and 2 sows
under 300# $10.25-10.50; U. S. 1-5 400-550#
sows sold at $7.25-9.00.


SHEEP AND LAMBS The 12 market receipts
were 40 percent greater than the previous week
but 17 percent less than the same period last
year. Trading was fairly active with price
advances recorded on all classes. Slaughter
lamb prices were steady to $1.25 higher, a
large share 500-$1.00 up; slaughter ewes steady
to $1.00 higher; feeder lambs steady to $1.25
higher, mostly 50#-$1.25 up. Bulk Good and
Choice 80-115# wooled slaughter lambs sold
from $17.50-19.50, most sales $18.00 up.
Choice wooled lambs earned $18.50-20.00, mostly
$19.00-19.50. Utility and Good wooled lambs
brought $16.50-18.00. Bulk Good and Choice
80-110# shorn with No. 1 and Fall pelts
brought $16.50-18.00. Mostly Choice shorn
lambs earned $18.00-18.50. Scattered sales
of Utility and Good shorn slaughter yearlings
brought $12.00-15.00. Cull to Choice wooled
slaughter ewes sold from $3.00-7.00. Good and
Choice 70-85# feeder lambs sold from $16.50-
18.50, Choice 76# feeders earned $19.00 at So.
St. Paul and a 1,780 head string Good and Choice
86# feeders reached $19.25 at Denver. Medium
and Good feeders ranged from $15.00-17.00.
Trading on slaughter lambs was fairly
active in the Interior lowa-So. Minnesota area
with higher prices from midweek on. For the
week, wooled slaughter lambs were fully 50#
higher, shorn lambs strong to mostly 50f
higher, and slaughter ewes steady. Late in
the week, Good and Choice wooled slaughter
lambs usually 90-105# sold from $17.50-
18.50 with Choice at $18.50-19.00. Good, and
mixed Good and Choice wooled lambs 105-115#
brought $16.50-18.00. Good and Choice shorn
No. 1 and Fall shorn pelt lambs usually under
100# earned $16.50-17.50 with Choice at $17.50-
18.00. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes
brought $2.00-5.00.

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trading on slaughter steers and heifers
was very active with prices steady to strong,
instances 500 higher. Sales of stocker and
feeder cattle too limited to test trend;
slaughter lambs 500-$1.00 higher. Slaughter
steers: 180 loads largely Choice 875-1150#
$26.00-27.00, 21 loads 1200-1325# $24.50-26.00;
Good and Choice 950-1200# $25.00-26.00; Good
950-1200# $25.00-24.75. Slaughter heifers:
2 loads Choice 800# $26.50, delivered; 142
loads Good to mostly Choice 750-1000# $24.50-
26.00; Good 800-1000# $23.25-24.00. Delivery
on above transactions ranging from immediate
to February 15th.








Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
300-475# steer calves $26.00-28.00, heifers
$24.00-27.00; 150 partly finished Good and
Choice 700-750# feeder steers $26.00. In
California, 9 loads mostly Choice 105-112#
shorn slaughter lambs $17.75-18.50, 2 loads
Good $17.00. In Utah, Choice wooled lambs 108#
down $17.75-18.50, load $19.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Fed steers sold
fully steady; fed heifers steady to 500 higher.
Five loads low to average-Choice 1100-1125#
fed steers $26.50; 34 loads average-Good to
average-Choice 1000-1525# $25.00-25.50. Forty-
three loads average-Choice to low-Prime 950-
1100# fed heifers $25.65-26.00; 44 loads most-
ly average-Choice 875-1000# $25.60-25.75;
81 loads low to average-Choice 875-1150# $24.90-
25.50; 34 loads high-Good to low-Choice 900-
1050# $24.25-25.00.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves very good with prices $1.00-2.00 above
a month ago. Western Kansas: 15 loads Good
and Choice mostly Good feeder steers to weigh
825-900# for February and March delivery $22.00-
22.65; 5 loads Good and Choice 725# steers
$24.00; 10 loads Good and Choice 600-700#
feeder heifers $22.00-22.50. Colorado: 840
head Good and Choice 575-680# feeder heifers
$22.00-22.70.
Fed lambs 504-$1.00 higher. In Colorado
40 loads Good to mostly Choice 102-115# wooled
slaughter lambs $18.25-19.00; shipment 1,000
Good and Choice 71# feeder lambs $17.25 F.O.B.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Heavy amount


of snow and adverse weather conditions re-
stricted country trade. Slaughter steers sold
500 higher, stockers and feeders fully steady.
Three loads high-Good and low-Choice 890#
slaughter steers $25.00; 20 loads Good 920-
1060# $25.50-24.50. About 200 Choice near 750#
feeder steers $24.00; 1,500 Good and Choice
600-725# steers $25.00-25.50.
Amarillo Area Slaughter steers and heif-
ers steady to 500 higher, mostly 25-500 up.
Confirmed sales 55 loads steers and 24 loads
heifers. Confirmed sales stockers and feeders
8,500 head, strong to 50# higher. Good and
Choice 1000-1500# fed steers $25.00-24.50;
Standard and low-Good $21.00-22.00. Good and
Choice 800-1000# fed heifers $25.00-24.75.
Good and Choice stocker and feeder steers
$21.50-26.00; Good and Choice stocker and feed-
er heifers $21.00-25.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers fully steady to strong, some sales 250
higher; fed heifers steady; stocker and feed-
er cattle and calves steady; slaughter lambs
50-75* higher except $1.00-1.50 up in Idaho.
Choice 1000-1266# slaughter steers $25.25-
26.50, some 1400# $25.00; Good and Choice
825-950# fed heifers $25.25-24.00. Good and
Choice 450-500# stock calves $24.00 on heif-
era and $26.00 on steers.
Washington Choice 106-108# slaughter
lambs with No. 1 and Fall shorn pelts $17.50;
mixed Good and Choice 85-95# $16.00. Idaho -
Choice 105-116# wooled slaughter lambs $18.50-
19.00. Oregon Good and Choice No. 1 and
2 pelt slaughter lambs $16.00-16.50. North-
west Montana Choice wooled lambs $17.00;
Good and Choice 94-95# shearing lambs $16.50.


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
--- Cattl3e Calves Hog ------ _Sheep
Market : Jan. 9 : Jan. 10 : Jan. 9 i Jan. :Ja. 9 ~JanT ;Jan 9 : Jan. TO
--------: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 s 1960 : 1959
Chicago ........ 41,515 46,149 512 450 51,470 46,866 15,552 21,512
Cincinnati ..... 5,808 5,445 672 645 15,518 10,095 1,117 811
Denver ......... 11,469 12,720 791 257 5,716 4,150 12,923 15,447
Fort Worth ..... 5,950 6,506 1,182 1,782 1,646 2,526 6,296 11,728
Indianapolis ... 8,057 7,626 648 648 42,786 55,416 4,194 5,488
Kansas City .... 20,753 16,411 1,252 478 18,077 14,955 4,520 9,182
Oklahoma City .. 8,642 7,805 716 548 5,587 5,564 1,280 1,076
Omaha .......... 35,879 37,215 748 455 63,596 45,445 13,981 17,576
St. Joseph ..... 15,745 15,414 758 483 56,019 26,040 10,259 10,459
St. Louis NSY .. 14,895 14,419 2,507 2,420 76,987 56,545 6,700 7,116
Sioux City ..... 27,757 29,142 1,091 2,301 55,883 50,662 11,945 12,692
S. St. Paul .... _22,716 22,752 11,804 12269 73,090 64,112 17,188 13,792
--------------_ _- ----------12. 1-------
Total .......... 217,166 217,602 22,481 22,496 440,175 560,152 103,73355 124,459
Jan. 2, 1960... 173,300 12,824 554,712 74,128


INTERIOR IOWA AND


SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


Jan. 9, 1960
Hogs .... 483,000
Sheep ... 32,100
- -- m m m m m e-- -


Jan. 2, 1960
372,000
20,600


Jan. 10, 1959
435,500
57,900





Cattle

: Total :


Calves


Salable : Total


1 1959 : 1958


Chicago....... 195,077
Cincinnati.... 15,682
Denver........ 39,960
Fort Worth.... 22,541
Indianapolis.. 27,202
Kansas City... 86,347
Oklahoma City. 335,470
Omaha......... 170,201
St. Joseph.... 67,175
St. Louis NSY. 61,942
Sioux City.... 132,946
S. St. Paul... 93,906

Total..... 942,449


214,366
16,137
59,988
20,713
51,121
77,124
28,397
165,552
64,966
62,787
131,568
94,912


: 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
-- -------- -- -- -- ----


206,505
18,859
1235,556
28,877
27,381
109,925
36,760
174,598
69,251
63,879
136,242
102,823


226,895
19,788
58,521
28,113
31,412
91,151
31,488
170,155
65,851
64,560
137,075
98,398


1,098,616


947,631


1,621
2,279
4,640
7,863
2,517
4,923
4,606
7,819
2,713
8,798
19,360
42,138

109,277


1,023,407


2,273
2,889
2,602
6,968
2,613
4,576
3,698
6,965
2,747
9,317
9,958
46,632


101,238


1,650
2,472
6,869
13,699
2,674
8,279
4,808
7,969
2,751
8,886
20,502
43,709

124,248


2,273
2,994
5,902
11,851
2,613
9,292
3,822
7,394
2,857
9,812
11,262
50,545


120,617


Sheep and lambs
- - _


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


Total.....


217,628
52,581
25,828
8,804
168,022
79,868
135,684
280,230
159,303
321,249
247,552
301,868


227,222
46,987
15,456
7,536
156,177
62,459
11,475
220,274
130,772
245,653
243,680
288,770


1,874,617


221,819
67,678
65,191
27,815
169,212
86,694
51,567
399,110
231,190
331,897
298,027
373,029


272,609
51,621
41,905
30,155
157,138
70,016
58,358
317,5397
153,765
282,226
258,809
332,459


2,321,229


1,654,421


2,006,454


IITRIOR IOWA AND SrUT:-TW7RT MI',TSOTA


Hogs


December 1959,..... 1,921,000


December 1958..... 1,644,000 127,300


Market


Salable


Hogs


49,377
5,573
55,945
24,8355
19,795
19,924
6,824
59,688
28,088
28,581
46,939
68,532

414,097


60,805
4,938
52,651
16,204
19,933
28,253
5,033
61,900
28,425
30,490
41,484
65,630


415,744


54,688
5,639
108,904
44,990
20,595
3355,730
6,824
66,833
57,333
30,950
55,042
88,914

574,242


67,058
4,994
92,716
27,595
19,955
32,676
5,053
77,240
48,073
32,320
45,853
80,894


534,385


Sheep


109,800


RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT PUBLIC STOCKYARDS
MONTH OF DECEMBER









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.....


27,515

177
6,716
7,956
584
157
15,590

285
7,544
5,521
551
57
11,558

42
2,575
5,659
597

91
6,744

--
867
2,381
1,465

144
4,855



2,175
5,568
738
50
6,509


29,543

944
8,753
6,977
365
178
17,215

1,112
8,999
2,615
488
17
15,231
64"

2,017
3,359
643

48
6,131


OMAHA
1.1 5.5
45.1 50.9
51.0 40.5
3.8 2.1
1.0 1.0

SIOUX CITY
2.5 8.4
64.8 68.0
29.5 19.8
2.9 5.7
.5 .1


- KiNSAS
.6
35.2
54.0
8.9

1.5


1.0
32.9
54.8
10.5

.8


1,168 1,200 25.62 27.45

1,178 1,189 26.77 28.25
1,178 1,200 25.17 26.51
1,169 1,197 25.12 24.72
1,129 1,207 19.58 22.99
1,160 1,132 17.29 21.90
1,172 1,198 25.86 25.66

1,211 1,165 26.55 28.14
1,159 1,181 25.11 26.71
1,114 1,107 25.52 25.51
1,060 1,099 20.89 25.28
1,042 1,023 18.45 21.91
1,144 1,162 24.50 26.44

1,186 1,114 27.65 28.75


1,159
1,149
1,068

1,132
1,145


1,175
1,158
1,055

1,154
1,141


24.71 26.54
22.54 24.97
20.22 25.55

17.48 22.15
22.98 25.51


ST. LOUIS NSY


1,059
2,697
1,174

45
4,975


10
2,159
3,906
618
53
6,746


17.9
49.0
30.1

5.0


21.5
54.2
23.6

.9


1,099 1,128
1,065 1,098
1,057 1,067

890 853
1,058 1,095
-----------


S. 3ST.J-OS-EP1


54.4
55.4
11.7
.5


.1
52.0
57.9
9.2
.8


1,130
1,147
1,095
955
1,154


914
1,153
1,154
1,064
1,018
1,144


25.18
23.46
20.65

17.56
22.80



24.72
22.74
20.05
15.78
25.09


--
26.74
25.60
24.15

21.52
25.49


29.00
26.83
25.18
25.48
21.22
25.55


~f -D-VE R -~-" -"- -


1,543
1,582
71

2,996


2,547
2,752
25

5,524


51.5
46.1
2.4


47.8
51.7
.5
-- ,,


1,217
1,175
1,175

1,196


1,2:
1, 1
1,1

1,11


L2 25.12
57 25.98
49 19.25

83 24.47


26.83
25.64
22.55

26.21


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


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER i/

Number of head : Percent of total : Average weight : Average price in
: by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
-----------------------------------------
Week ended
"Tan.~71" -Ja.' A. 7 : Jan. -8 : Ja. 7 Jan. 8 Jan; 7 "Jan. 8
1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
CHICAGO
2,753 5,667 10.1 12.5 1,256 1,262 27.55 29.01
17,082 18,815 62.5 64.1 1,181 1,208 26.01 27.62
6,085 6,011 22.5 20.5 1,126 1,148 24.27 26.27
1,290 645 4.7 2.2 1,052 1,042 22.21 25.02
181 .6 -- 1,429 23.59
105 24 .4 .1 955 936 18.47 22-61


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Grade


Primoe..........
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*****


STEERS SOLD

* Number of head
-- -- -- -- -- --
:
: Dec. t Dec.
: 1959 : 1958 -


15, 5
91,7
26,4
5,1
5
1,C
138,5

" ~ 1
52,]
35, 7
5,4
Vj
72, 9



54,1
20,C
1,
4
56,9



7,5
15, E
5,9


27, 9


533 22,318
P07 85,208
99 51,602
05 2,864
15 40
05 252
62 142,626

91~ ~ I2,823
.01 41,408
75 3355,246
58 3,798
80 951
11 82,226

?58~ ,"'4C? "
99 38,001
33 17,191
70 2,165
52 723
92 60,484

.80 124
15 7,437
90 17,085
93 5,046

;95 245
69 29,957


OUTOF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER

SPercent of total Average we
by grades (pounds
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -
Month
SDec. : Dec. : 'Dec. :
: 1959 _:_ 1958 : 1959 :
CHICAGO


9.8
66.3
19.2
3.8
.2
.7


15.6
59.7
22.2
2.0
.53
.2


OMAHA...
1.1 3.4
44.0 50.4
49.1 40.4
4.7 4.6
1.1 1.2

SIOUX CITY
1.3 4- -
60.0 62.8
55.2 28.4
2.8 5.6
.7 1.2


j K-N A-
.6
26.8
56.1
14.0

2.5


,Cffr -
.4
24.8
57.1
16.9


1,253
1,165
1,110
1,033
1,4453
1,036
1,158

l,19"4 "*"
1,144
1,145
1,118
1,067
1,1453

1,1605
1,149
1,106
1,092
1,063
1,152

1,173
1,149
1,1453
1,111


.8 1,111
1,140


ight
)


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


Dec. :
1958 :

1,233
1,192
1,155
1,116
1,503
1,103
1,190

1,148
1,174
1,163
1,194
1,146
1,169

7.,165 -
1,163
1,149
1,090
1,119
1,156

1,117
1,163
1,141
1,107

1,110
1,140


Dec. s
1959 _:

27.22
25.57
235.87
22.26
20.87
18.60
25.26


24.98
23.12
20.00
17.77
23.78

26.14
24.64
25.20
20.63
18.62
24.01

27.48
24.75
22.79
20.22

17.534
22.87


Dec.
1958

28.28
27.19
25.88
24.51
25.29
22.45
27.01

27.99 -
26.54
24.94
23.34
22.06
25.64


26.50
25.24
23.89
22.65
26.06

28.01
26.23
24.98
23.49

21.56
25.04


ST. LOUIS NSY
mammmmemnew


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


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


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


5
2,957
10,952
7,525

862
22,501


5
5,911
11,185
4,507

212
21,820


13 *3
49.1
33.7

5.9


.0
27.1
51.5
20.6

1.0


S '. ST. JOSEPH -


128
15,317
15,022
5,415
89
31,969


51
8,6653
16,161
5,210
231
30,296


.4
47.9
40.7
10.7
.3


.1
28.6
55.3
17.2
.8


1,2053
1,076
1,079
1,024

1,012
1,057


1,141
1,122
1,154
1,091
1,024
1,1253


26.
25.
23.
21.

17.
22.


978
1,104
1,090
1,0553

1,051
1,086


1,084
1,112
1,127
1,093
1,091
1,116


50 28.50
43 26.38
61 25.52
17 23.95
en -
89 21.75
85 25.50


26.85
24.51
22.45
19.47
16.56
23.12


28.40
26.77
25.04
23.72
21.68
25.29


! ---NVER -


5,060
5,827
206
45
9,158


7,550
6,1853
191
24
13,948


55.4
41.9
2.2
.5


54.1
44.3
1.4
.2


1,198
1,174
1,130
1,044
1,186


1,201
1,156
1,085
1,021
1,179


25.453
23.97
18.89
16.84
24.65


26.85
25.92
22.50
21.00
26.38


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


memmmm






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


: Number of head :


Pierent? -o : Average weight :
total : (pounds) :


Dy ra


Average price
in dollars
per 100 lb.


Grade


Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Com'l.
Utility
All grades


: Dec.
: 1959
15,401
188,854
125,798
25,570
515
5,904
359,642


: Dec7 :
: 1958 :
27,705
194,178
152,655
25,781
402
2,618
381,537


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


: : Percent of


: Number of head :


Grade
:- nec.
: 1959
Prime 4,054
Choice 67,225
Good 55,448
Standard 11,555
Coml1. --
Utility 2,081
All grades 140,541


Dec.
1958
35,499
56,803
41,551
8,405

1,181
111,419


total


- : -by grad


1959
2.9
47.9
59.5
8.2

1.5


es


: Average weight :
(pounds)


Dec. : ecJ.
1958 : 1959
3.1 1,014
51.0 966
37.3 914
7.5 864


1.1


885
957


Dec.
1958


986
953
909
899

920
955


Average price -
in dollars
per 100 lb.


Dec.,
1959
25.59
24.18
22.74
19.98

17.06
25.24


Dec.
1958
27.84
26.86
25.73
25.85

21.15
26.20


STEERS AND HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF


Market


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


: Number of head


_tgers_
5,576
11,822
4,224
5,588
10,8355


FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
DECEMBER 1959


: Average weight
S(pounds)
: Steers : Heife
1,052 758
1,058 865
990 685
1,115 862
1,131 97C


-: Heifers
2,204
35,268
1,579
1,670
7,875


AT 5 SPECIFIED MARKETS 1/


: Average price
: in dollars
: per 100 lb.
rs : Steers : Heif er
25.45 22.61
25.94 25.12
22.04 22.50
22.47 22.02
25.71 22.61


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


*
*
:*


1959
4.53
52.5
55.0
7.1
.1
1.0


: Dec.
: 1958
7.3
50.9
54.8
6.2
.1
.7


1959
1,245
1,154
1,125
1,066
1,445
1,055
1,141


tec. :
1958 :
1,218
1,176
1,145
1,107
1,505
1,116
1,164


1ec.
1959
27014
25.18
25.24
20.79
20.87
17.98
24.24


Dec.
1958
28.20
26.78
25.50
23.75
25.29
22.15
26.17


' -


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FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST WEIGHT AND NUMBER
..-..-.-....-..- ....-----.-~~~~~ .. ^ ,(.j M ". 1 '.-.. 01*1 .... ..... .. .s l h.... ... .
Week ended Month : Six months
M Ian. )ec 'Jn. 8 Dec. 1 Dec Juy -- Dec.
S1960 1959 1959 1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958
Steers 10 up ......6... ..... -------- f ----- --- g- ---- g -5,891 20, 697 27',006
901-1000 1,557 1,104 1,433 7,588 10,326 65,372 67,371
801.900 3,117 2,011 2,721 16,177 15,529 120,793 112,469
701-8C0 4,736 1,598 2,596 20,775 14,613 187,038 154,343
501.700 7,214 2,991 5,472 38,685 27,365 371,150 507,916


Total steers 10 mkts. 17,200 8,567 15,062 86,536 7
Av.wts." 734# 773# 747# 752#
Av.cost*" $22.68 $22.21 $26.69 $22.97 $
" "Chicago 23.21 22.93 26.19 22.87
S" "Ks.City 22.60 22.12 26.11 22.51
"Omaho 25.45 22.67 27.40 25.62
"S. St. Paul 21.40 20.74 25.64 21.54
"SiouxCity 23.86 25.53 28.18 24.72
"Denver 24.57 27.40 23.96
S" "Ft. Worth 22.21 23.17 27.04 21.88
S" "Okla. City 21.34 21.45 26.52 21.21
"S.St. Joseph 21.70 20.99 25.70 21.89
"Noti. Stk. Yds. 21.58 21.10 25.54 21.42
Total calves-10 imkts. 8,443 5,747 25,735 70,802 6
N heifers 1 2,433 1,664 2,233 12,181 1
Scoves 690 437 754 7,104
* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


1,724 765,030 669
765# 719#
26.33 $25.05 $2
25.89 25.85 2
25.81 24.52
27.06 26.08 2
25.00 25.55 2
27.46 26.54 2
27.15 25.48 2
26.58 25.86 2
26.46 25.89 2
26.51 24.38 2
24.65 23.76 2
3,572 513,242 481
4,632 156,849 14]
7,493 50,540 3E


,105
752#
66.29
6.32
5.59
7.45
.4.76
7.14
7.27
5.29
5.32
5.38
4.44
.,624
L,091
3,582


ESTIMATED FEDERALUY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
S Beef t Veal S Pork -amb Total 'Total
Week s- I t -- -- -.-a-__ e .rd2 s and Mutton mt :lard
ended Num- t Prd Num-: Prod. t Nu: Prod. : Nu-: Prod. tprod. :
---- -ber :ber: i ber : ber: I -
mil.1b. 1000 mil.b. 1milmi7b mil. lb. mil. lb.mil.1b.
Jan. 9, 1960 395 256.6 115 12.9 1,695 232.9 340 17.0 499.4 --
Jan. 2, 1960 300 179.7 75 8.4 1,260 170.2 245 12.2 370.5
Dec. 26, 1959 5/
Jan. 10, 19591/ 551 215.7 114 12.5 1,367 194.6 324 16.2 439.0 46.6


Percentage change from:


Jan. 2, 1960 32 32 53 54 35 37 39 39 35
Jan. 10, 1959 15 10 1 3 24 20 5 5 14 -
-- Average weight lb. jLard
Week s Cattle Calves t Hogs Sheep s yield
ended % -- ------ --- -2 ad.- Lambs._ _s per
L id~ve sDressets Ijve ftDressedt LivejtDrgssed: Live :Dresseds100 lb.
Jan. 9, 1960 1060 599 200 112 241 157 103 50 --
Jan. 2, 1960 1060 599 200 112 237 135 103 50 --
Dec. 26, 1959 1060 604 195 110 241 157 101 49 --
Jan. 10 1959 1068 615 196 110 247 142 103 50 13.8
SActual slaughter. 2 Excludes lard. -----------------------------/ Not available at this time.-
~/Actual slaughter. L/ Excludes lard. 3/ Not available at this time.


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In dollars per 100 pounds


SChicago Kansas City Omaha

Classification Jan. Jan. Jan. : Jan. Jan. Jan.
9 10 9 10 9 10
1960 : 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle. calves and vealers


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


Heifers -
Choices*
Good **
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


27.40
27.65
26.38
26.20
24.42
21,45


25.66

20.52


16.72
15.55
15.10)
13.45)


29.65
29.15
28.55
28.05
26.75
24.75


27.90
26.40
24.22


20.55
19.25
18.05


25.50
25.45
22.60
19.60


24.98
22.25
19.00


17.20
15.78
14.20)
12.55)


27.75
26.78
25.78
23.62


27.62
25.50
25.25


20.90
19.55
17.30


27.35
27.22
25.98
25.32
23.15
19.80


25.32
22.75
19.48


16.72
15.48
14.15)
12.95)


28.88
28.50
27.62
26.88
25.62
23.50


27.25
25.02
22.88


20.08
18.82
16.55


D North
* Denver : Portland
SJan. Jan. Jan. Jan.
9 10 9 : 10
1960 : 1959 1960 1959


26.11
25.58
22.65
19.00


25.36
22.45
19.00


17.48
16.30
14.50)
13.20)


27.50
27.00
25.50
25.00


27.78
25.75
25.300


21.42
20.35
17.62


26.75
26.25
25.25
22.50


24.25
23.58
21.25


17.38
16.00
13 .25)
11.75)


28.45
28.19
27.47
26.00


--
26.00
24.50


20.62
19.12
16.75


Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice 500-800#
Good 500-800
Medium 500-1000

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


22.50 25.98 19.15 23.20
21.60 24.98 19.10 22.05


29.50
27.50
26.50


32.60
30.90
27.10


24.00
22.25
19.50


27.50
25.50
21.50


27.50
26.50
25.00


33.50
31.50
28.00


19.75 23.40
19.50 21.98


24.50
23.00
20.50


-- 23.55 20.62 23.25
19.80 25.80 22.06 24.88


27.25
24.50
21.50


29.00
26.50
24.00


29.00
26.50
23.50


25.50
22.25


51.00
28.50
24.50


27.25
24.50


34.25
51.00
26.25


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


26.82
24.65
21.42


51.00
27.75
25.25


25.62
23.25
20.25


29.88
27.50
25.00


26.58
24.30
20.75


30.58
26.88
25.75


26.00
24.00
21.00


29.75
27.75
24.50


24.00
22.50
19.75


26.50
25.00
22.25


-- -- 22.75 26.00 24.25 28.00 23.25 27.00 22.50 25.50
-- -- 19.00 25.00 21.00 23.75 21.00 24.50 19.50 22.75


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 16.00 19.25


-- -- 26.50 54.00


13.25 19.75


30.25 36.50


-- -- 24.00 31.00 27.00 33.00


17.00 20.25


29.50 35.75 25.25 30.75


26.25 33.00 24.50 28.25


* Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
it 700-900# "1







CATTLE: MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds


Chicago x Kansas City: Onaha Denver :Los Angeles
** -J -^ -- -- *- a a a- a
Classification .
: Dec. 3 Dec. :Dec. 2 Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. Dec.
: 1959 : 1958 :1959 : 1958 :1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958 2 1959 3 1958
Slasher a caes and eale- -- -- -
Slavahter cattle. calves-and dealers


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

Heifers -
Choice 600-800#
Good 500-900
Standard-All wts.
Cows All weights-
Commercial
Utility
Canner & Cutter

Bulls All wte. -
Utility & Coal1.
Calves 500# dn.-
Choice
Stand. & Good.
Vealers All wts.-
Choice & Prime
Stand. & Good.


27.05
27.51
25.96
25.55
25.82
21.45



22.83
20.25

15.86
14.79
13.63


28.80
28.35
27.87
27.30
26.14
24.48


27.58
26.22
235.95

19.58
18.15
16.65


20.66 24.12


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25.48
25.51
22.75
19.65


24.68
22.08
19.05

16.08
14.76
12.24


27.06
26.25
25.36
23.12


27.531
25.36
22.95

20.21
18.55
15.95


18.32 22.02


-- -- 23.09
-- -- 20.24


29.50
25.64


32.50
28.50


27.10
22.90


27.5533
24.98

31.40
28.15


26.84
26.81
25.43
25.10
22.97
19.91


24.50
22.10
19.536

16.01
14.74
12.94


28.44
28.18
27.28
26.62
25.57
25.63


26.91
25.530
235.532

19.36
18.01
15.90


19.06 21.90


25.99
25.46
22.66
19.12


25.04
22.31
19.06

17.37
15.74
13.45


27.28
26.82
25.54
22.70


27.55
25.51
22.86

20.75
19.75
17.20


19.66 25.533


-- -- -- 27.20
-- -- -- 25.00


24.50
21.75


27.65
24.10


-- 29.00
-- 25.25


26.05
25.62
24.25
22.20


25.67
235.75
21.08

17.04
15.75
15.49


27.52
27.11
26.56
25.01


26.77
25.72
24.43

21.44
19.69
16.82


22.22 24.26

-- 29.65
24.52 26.58


27.25 --


Steers -
Choice 500-800#
Good. "
Medium 500-1000
Heifers -
Choice 500-750
Med. & Gd. "
Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.
Calves 300-500#-
Steers -
Good & Choice
Heifers -
Good & Choice


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


27.15
24.96
21.22


31.25
27.91
25.07


25.64
23.46
20.053


50.15
27.45
24.35


-- -- 22.62 27.55
-- -- 19.20 24.45


26.80
24.45
20.90


30.40
26.75
25.80


24.45 28.00
20.95 23.75


25.95
24.15
21.05

23.16
20.00


29.75
27.65
24.45

26.70
24.40


-- -- 15.94 19.55 13.14 19.90 15.79 20.18


-- -- 26.96 34.20 30.10 36.50 29.16 35.55

-- -- 23.92 31.00 26.73 33.00 26.10 33.00


24.35
21.45


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25.68
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
---------.-.......--....-- ....... --- ---.--.......----------------- -------------.---- 9r-.
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natt. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City a a City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
------------------------------------------------- w.... .. -------------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Jan. 9,1960 11.72 11.92 11.92 11.95 11.78 11.89 11.70 12.06 11.86
and Jan. 2,1960 11.69 12.07 11.98 12.18 11.90 12.14 11.80 12.19 11.99
gilts Jan.10.1959 17.16 17.38 17.29 16.95 16.80 17.00 16.87 ..1762 17.1
Jan. 9,1960 9.05 9.46 8.94 9.64 9.90 9.51 9.28 8.96 9.55
Sows Jan. 2,1960 8.95 9.18 8.62 9.43 9.41 9.48 8.80 8.71 9.11
Jan.10,1959 14.17 14.19 14.29 15.77 13.76 14.07 14.00 14.39 14.05
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pound--------------- --- --------
Barrows Jan. 9,1960 256 224 252 241 245 227 251 229 2553
and Jan. 2,1960 234 219 230 236 237 225 229 228 229
gilts Jan.10,1959 239 228 235 250 250 238 256 228 25g
Jan. 9,1960 456 409 429 441 458 411 416 438 451
Sows Jan. 2,1960 450 413 426 459 446 404 415 434 430
Jan.10,1959 456 436 437 454 447 395 428 463 443
NUMERO''HA''^" ""-- ------ ---- ---- ----- ...
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan. 9,1960 40917 70057 16165 54951 47470 51922 60005 56500 557987
and Jan. 2,1960 31889 56448 15437 41791 36890 27003 46493 30660 286611
gilts Jan.10,1959 37288 49090 13359 38946 45165 25427 52086 30800 290161
Jan. 9,1960 5407 6015 1522 5150 5055 2942 4559 5895 52101
Sows Jan. 2,1960 4070 4601 1051 4296 2675 2181 3174 2959 24987
JA.lO.1Q,9?5.9....5.12.....48........6 ...--.... ..169A... 9 ...28..2 5..
SOWS Percentage of total
Jan. 9,1960 12 8 8 9 6 8 7 10 8
Jan. 2,1960 11 8 6 9 7 7 6 9 8
Jan.10,1959 12 8 6 10 7 7 8 8 8
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2 or arin
Jan. 9, 1960 $14.93 $12.58 $2.55
Jan. 2, 1960 14.74 12.28 2.46
9.-...........1.,45............... 17. ........... .55 .........
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puied from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
...~. .. .. .. .. --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Barrows and Corn, r Hog-corn
Week ended Ilts: No. 3, yellow price ratio
DoIlars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel I barrows and gifts
---------- --------------- ------------------ i:i---------
Jan. 9, 1960 11.72 115.9 10.5
Jan. 2, 1960 11.69 112.7 10.4
Jan.10, 1959 17.16 117.4 14.6
1/ Simple average price.







HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
t... .................................... ...............I.. .
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Month Chi. NatI. sas : Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
-----------------------------------------------------I.----------
AVERAGE COST o.llars per .1o00 pounds
Barrows Dec. 1959 11.87 11.96 11.84 11U.84 11.70 11.84 11.70 12.30 11.86
and Nov. 1959 12.75 12.88 12.47 12.48 12.37 12.53 12.39 13.05 12.61
gilts Dec.1958 1... 8...15 18..36 ..7,88....7..2..27 ,4.. ...& ...
Dec. 1959 8.88 9.18 8.61 8.92 8.82 9.08 8.90 8.73 8.92
Sows Nov. 1959 10.08 10.58 10.32 10.355 10.05 10.57 10.31 10.08 10.28
Dec. 1958 14.62 14.40 14.69 14.28 14.16 14.54 14.17 14.46 14.37
AVERAGE ~~~ ^(Qy_"----------^ --------"------------------
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 1959 232 221 232 238 237 227 229 227 230
and Nov. 1959 230 221 230 233 233 225 224 227 228
gilts Dec. 1958 235 226 232 240 240 230 234 225 233
Dec. 1959 448 408 428 430 433 405 415 440 427
Sows Nov. 1959 434 401 420 422 421 592 406 439 417
Dec. 1958 441 430 455 440 433 417 422 454 435
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 1959 167417 282995 71536 238002 216575 140213 241248 141121 1499107
and Nov. 1959 165213 256722 66965 205115 218013 123824 227708 130058 1393618
gilts Dec. 1958 179397 212175 55388 186333 213704 115421 229269 132774 1324461
Dec. 1959 25659 279 80 6170 27438 18079 12169 22671 1835 158481
Sows Nov. 1959 23421 25533 6093 24445 18565 11370 31254 17562 158243
Dec. 1958 24650 19340 4611 22371 19235 8346 24478 14724 137755
SOWS Percentage of total
Dec. 1959 13 9 8 iO 8 8 9 12 10
Nov. 1959 12 9 8 11 8 8 12 12 10
Dec. 1958 12 8 8 10 8 7 10 10 9
-----------------------------------.-----------------------------------------
1/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
--------------- -------------------- --------------------rsped
Month Hog products 1/ : Hog prices 2_/ or sarg a /
---------------------- --...- ------------------------------- .W.--.
Dec. 1959 $14.69 $12.42 $2.27
Nov. 1959 15.32 13.06 2.26
...Dfc..1958..........20.29 18.72 1.57
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows an Corn, Hog--corn
Month gilts 1/ No. 3, ye ow I price ratio
Montn Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
-I
Dec. 1959 11.87 109.5 10.8
Nov. 1959 12.75 110.0 11.6
Dec. 1958 18.15 116.7 15.6
/ Weighted average.








HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
..-------------------------,-.-...----- .------...------.....------.-.......--.--.,..., .
Louis : Kan- S. S. 8-
Calendar year Chi- NatI. : B Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
cago Stock C: City: City Joseph Paul apolis corn-m.
Yards bined
-----------------------------------------------------------I------------
AERAGEI COST Dollarspe 100 !unds
Barrows Year 1959 14.84 14.80 14.65 14.53 14.45 14.57 14.28 15.05 14.64
and Year 1958 20.28 20.58 20.41 20.05 19.74 20.50 19.78 20.85 20.25
gilts Year 1957 18.28 18.48 18.47 18.16 17.87 18.54 17.94 18.66 18.29
Year 1959 11.70 11.97 11.74 11.88 11.76 12.01 11.74 11.63 11.80
Sows Year 1958 18.18 18.00 17.96 18.56 18.27 18.58 18.44 17.85 18.22
Year 1957 16.81 16.44 16.49 16.95 17.00 16.87 16.89 16.04 16,71
AVERAGE ---------------**-------**"------*****-----*----*-**-*-"--'*-----*-**- ---
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Year 1959 231 218 227 "235 256 226 229 225 228
and Year 1958 250 221 225 234 256 226 229 220 227
gilts Year 1957 230 219 224 229 232 223 224 219 224
Year 1959 419- 402 413 --404 402 385 386 424 403
Sows Year 1958 414 410 418 402 596 587 584 450 405
Year 1957 404 398 406 384 375 372 375 424 592
NUMBER OF HEAD (In thousaind----s--------------------
Barrows Year 1959 1,737 2,888 751 1,947 1,824 1,263 2,128 1,672 14,209
and Year 1958 1,636 2,5332 631 1,491 1,383 1,128 1,856 1,642 12,100
gilts Year 1957 1,504 2,685 665 1 356 1,152 1.098 1,954 1.973 12,364
ar-1959 288- 257 45 256 120 384 175 1,875
Sows Year 1958 269 185 43 270 199 93 307 168 1,534
Year 1957 313 213 45 231 153 84 316 186 1,
sows Percentage of total
Year 1959 14 8 7 15 12 9 15 1Q 12
Year 1958 14 7 6 15 13 8 14 9 11
Year 1957 17 7 6 15 12 7 14 9
1/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Calendar year Hog products I/ Hog prices 2j oss spread
.......------------------- ------------------------------- W------
Year 1959 $17.16 $15.21 $1.95
Year 1958 22.66 21.01 1.65
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puied from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, Hog-corn
Calendar year DIrts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio 2/
Dollars per Cents per based on -
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts

Year 1959 14.84 121.2 12.5
Year 1958 20.28 119.7 16.8
ST/FWeighted average.- 7/Simple average of monthly ratios.








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading in the Boston wool market was
slow as the holidays ended. However, some
woolen and worsted type pulled wools sold
at slightly higher prices. A few lots of
Australian noils sold at steady prices.
Activity in the domestic markets was dull,
apparently awaiting the start of contract-
ing of the new clip in the West.
The Dominion markets opened Thursday,
January 7 at East London and Durban and
will resume January 11 in Australia. The
Montevideo market resumed trading with most
interest being in 60/64s super skirted
wools.
Trading on carpet wools was slow but
prices remained firm in the primary markets
and in Boston. January 13th opens the
Liverpool sales of India wools with an
offering of 7,290 bales which includes
2,825 Afghans.
Fleece Wools Several cars of Minne-
sota quarter-blood sold at 590 in the
grease with an estimated clean price of
$1.09. Good medium lambs wool was sold at
85-88# clean, while two cars of good length
Ohio lambs brought 520 in the grease and
was estimated to cost clean about 91#.
Territory Wools There was no reported
movement of Territory wools.
Texas Wools No sales of Texas wools
have been reported since the holiday season.
Mohair Trading on mohair was ex-
tremely limited.
Foreign Wools The Australian market
opens January 11. Prices opened Jan. 7 on
the Cape market on the same basis as it
closed in December. Quotations on opening
sales as follows. Combing wools converted
to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields in bond: South
Africa: Oil-combed: 2 $1.15, 3 $1.13,
7 $1.13, 12 $1.11; scoured yields: 22 -
$1.11, 27 $1.09, 32 $1.04. The New
Zealand market opens next week. At the
present time firm offerings are being made
at the following prices converted to clean
U. S. oil-combed yields: 86 $1.01, 92 -
99#, 93 970, 833 970, 834 95#. Quota-
tions on Montevideo super skirted are as
follows: 60/648 $1.09, 60s $1.06,
58/60s -$1.03, 56/58s 990, 50/56s 940,
all clean basis, U. S. oil-combed yields
in bond.
Descriptions of foreign wool types used
in these reports follow:
Australian average spinners best top-
making warp fleeces: Type 55 64/70s; warp
and half-warp: Type 61 64/70s; 62-64s;
63 60/64s. Good to average length, good
topmaking fleeces: Type 77- 64/70s; 78 64s;


79 60/648; 80 60s. Good cross-bred comb-
ing fleeces, free or nearly free: Type 421 -
60/64s; 422 608; 423 58s; 424 56s end
425 50s. Good average cross-bred combing
fleeces, free or nearly free: Type 431 -60/649;
432 60s; 433 58s; 434 56s and 435 50s.
"B" types contain up to 3 percent seed and/or
burr.


SOUTH AFRICA
Spinners style Merinos by type
' 12 mos. 64/70s 27 7-9 mos.
I 12 mos. 64s 28 7-9 mos.
.2 10-12 mos. 64/70s 32 6-8 mos.
.7 9-11 mos. 64/70s 33 6-8 mos.
12 8-10 mos. 64/70s 37 6 mos.
NEW ZEALAND
Good average style carding fleece by
65 58/60s 100 50s
72 58s 107 48/50s
79 56/58s 114 46/50s
86 56s 121 48s
93 50/56s 128 46/48s
834 52s
Good Topmaking Merinos
47 12 mos. 64/70s
48 12 mos. 64s
52 10-12 mos. 64/70s
53 10-12 mos. 64s


64/70s
64s
64/70s
64e
64/70s


type


Carpet Wools Buenos Aires carpet fleece
and November length wools are being offered at
86-88# clean fibers present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
58/60s 2J-3" Ch. white $1.20
58/60S 2-3" Lt. stain 1.17
50s 3-." White 1.10
50s 3-34" Stained 1.05
46/48s 2--3" Gray .90
Scoured Shorn Domestic
Med. fleece 2-2*" Stained and gray 850
Med. fleece 2-32" White 90#
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 60/64s locks and pieces $1.05-1.10
Noils
Good clear Aust. 64s Schlumbergers 82#
60/649 semi-clear Aust. Ave.style nobles 950
58/60s Aust. nobles 910
62s Dom. nobles 92#
Greasy Pulled Domestic (Clean basis)
56/58s 3-30" Choice white $1.17
56s 3-3." Defective 1.11
56s 3-4" Stained 1.10
56s 2|-3" Defective 1.07
CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Jan. 7, 1960
(Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the N. T.
Cotton Exchange)
March Wool Tops $1.610 March Wool $1.263
May Wool Tops 1.625 May Wool 1.278








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS
EASTERN SEABOARD Trading on fresh meats
was very active at most large consuming cen-
ters along the Eastern Seaboard and prices
advanced. Supplies of most classes were fully
normal. However, veal and calf receipts were
small and inadequate for trade requirements
at some points. Lamb unloads at New York
were rather conservative, but some cars that
arrived late in the previous week, were pur-
posely carried over and swelled the available
supply to normal. Demand was broad for most
meats, particularly on veal and calf, and
also for lamb 50# down. Beef outlet was
well balanced for carcasses and wholesale
cuts; rounds and chucks were forerunners at
New York, and advances more than offset de-
clines on ribs, plates and briskets, while at
that market demand was rather poor for Prime
steer beef cuts. Virtually all pork cuts
met good distribution at the several markets.
Clearance of all classes was very good at
Eastern Seaboard markets; in fact, there was
some advanced selling of meats at New York,
out of cars scheduled for arrival early next
week.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef prices were steady to $2.00 higher, the
bulk at New York, 500-$1.00 higher, and the
full advance at Washington. Cow beef prices
were steady to $2.00 higher; veal was sharply
higher in most instances, with advances
ranging from $2.00-5.00 at all markets. Lamb
sold steady to $2.00 higher at Baltimore and
Philadelphia, $1.00-2.00 higher at Washington,
and at New York lamb advanced $2.00-4.00.
Pork loin prices were steady to $5.00 higher,
with the upturn confined to the Washington
and New York markets. Other fresh pork cuts
sold steady to $1.00 higher.

CHICAGO Supplies of steer and heifer
beef and fresh pork were near normal early in
the week but moderate late. Steer and heifer
beef weighing under 700# was insufficient for
outlet in some instances. Receipts of lamb
and veal were moderate. Trading was fairly
active on all fresh meats and prices advanced.
Trading was active.for beef rounds with de-
mand good. Movement of beef chucks slowed as
the week progressed, however, prices were
little changed. Lamb hindsaddles and ribs
cleared well, but stews and shoulders were rath-
er slow. Compared to the previous week's close:
Steer and heifer beef $1.00-2.00 higher; cow
beef steady to $1.00 higher; veal $2.00-4.00
higher, lamb $1.00-2.50 higher; pork loins
8-16# $2.00-4.00 higher; Boston butts 4-8#
$1.00-1.50 up; spareribs 3# and down fully
steady.


PACIFIC COAST Supplies of steer beef
650# up was moderate with receipts of steer
beef under 650# and cow beef rather small.
Overall beef supply was the smallest in
several weeks. Receipts of calf and veal
was rather small, with volume of lamb also
limited and not quite adequate for a fairly
good movement. Trading was fairly active
for all railstocks. Fresh pork supplies
were moderate but about adequate for a fair
demand. Smoked meats continued liberal and
trading was slow.
Compared with the previous week's close:
Steer beef steady to $1.00 higher; cow beef
strong to $5.00 higher; calf and veal steady
to $3.00 higher; lamb strong to $5.00 higher,
the greatest advance at Los Angeles; fresh
pork loins steady to $2.00 higher; other
fresh pork steady to $1.00 higher except for
fresh skinned hams instances $1.00 lower at
Los Angeles; smoked skinned hams $1.00-5.00
lower; other smoked meats and lard about
steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEW
Trading on carlots of beef and lamb
was rather slow at several centers on Mon-
day but fairly active at most points later
in the week. At Chicago, moderate supplies
late in the week were insufficient for trade
requirements in instances. However, at
Denver and Omaha, trading on steer carcasses
weighing over 800# was slow throughout the
period. At Chicago steer beef closed $1.00-
2.00 higher for the week. Good and Choice
steer beef sold mostly 500 higher at New
York while the small volume of Prime sold
$1.00 lower. Choice steer beef closed mostly
$1.00 higher at Omaha with Good steady to
500 up, instances $1.00 up on Good under
700#. At Denver steer beef under 800# sold
$1.00-1.50 higher, over 800# steady to 500
higher. Prices at Philadelphia were strong
to $1.00 higher. Heifer beef sold $1.00-
2.00 higher at Chicago and advanced $1.00-
1.50 at Omaha and Denver. Lamb sold $1.00-
2.00 higher at Chicago and Denver and
largely $1.00 up at other points.

SHIP SAILINGS WITH MEAT FOR U. S. -
The Agricultural Attache in Australia re-
ported the following ship sailings with
frozen beef for the United States: Pioneer
Isle sailed December 9 with 89,600# for
New York and 22,400# for Boston. Arcadia -
December 11 with 452,480# for San Francisco.
Note: Cities listed indicate location
of purchasers and in some instances meat
may be diverted for sale to other
areas.






WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds.
---------------------------------------------------------------------


New York
Classification : Jan. : Jan. :
: 9 : 10 :
_: 1960 : 1959 :
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 48.00 47.55
Choice 600-700 45.05 47.50


700-800
Good 500-600
600-700
Standard 500-600


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good

Lamb -
Prime
Choice
Good

Fresh pork -
Loins


500-600#
600-700
500-600


90-120#
90-120
90-120


45-55#
45-55
35-65


8-12#
12-16


45.55
43.05
43.45


65.80
52.60
46.80


42.60
41.05
39.30


37.70
356.00
52.00


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


45.80
44.55
45.05


61.50
52.70
50.20


44.60
43.55
42.60


48.40
46.50
38.50


Chicago :.San Francisco Los Angeles
Jan. : Jan. : Jan. : Jan. : Jan. : Jan.
9 : 10 : 9 : 10 : 9 : 10
1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


m--
435.538
41.88
40.25
40.25
58.00


42.75
42.38
58.75


55.50
50.75
44.50



59.50
37.50


35.06
335.94
27.44


45.80
45.60
44.50
43.25
435.25
41.88


57.75
52.62
49.25


43.58
42.38
38.00


45.65
42.85
54.69


45.25
42.25
42.50
41.00
39.00


42.50






55.00



58.50
38.00


40.00
56.00
56.00


46.75
44.50
46.00
44.50
42.00


--

57.00


40.50
40.00
39.00


51.00
51.00
42.50


40.40 53.00 45.75 55.50 50.00 58.00


45.44

43.00
41.50
40.00


43.50
41.56
41.25


39.75
39.75
37.12


38.25
38.25
54.00


--
48.50
46.50
47.50
46.00
45.62


42.25
42.25
38.00


49.75
49.75
41.00


45.88 53.38


34.20 46.50 39.75 53.25 39.00 52.00 39.50 54.00


29.50
12.50


55.00 3
15.00 1


0.50 36.00
1.50 13.50


50.00 55.00 29.00 35.50
15.50 20.00 13.75 16.19


Note: Quotations at New York exclude locally dressed fresh meats. Variation in prices in some
cured pork cuts between Chicago and New York due in part to differences in processing and packag-
ing.


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS JEEK ENDED JAN. 8, 1960
: Prices paid F.O.B. :
Classification -- ----- -- -
: Chicago : Denver : Omaha : Ne'
Steer beef -
Choice 600-700# 42.00-42.50 40.50-41.50 40.75-4:.25 43.


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Lamb -
Choice


41.00-41.50
39.00-40.00
38.50-39.00
58.50-59.00
38.00-38.50

41.00-42.00
40.50-41.50
57.00-38.00
37.00-38.00


59.50-40.50
38.00-59.00

56.00-39.00
36.00-38.75

40.00-42.00
58.50-40.50


39.00-40.00 56.50-37.50
37.00-38.00 35.00-35.75
55.00-36.00 35.75-34.50


40.25-40.75
38.75-39.00

37.25-38.25
36.75-37.25

40.00-41.00
39.50-40.00
36.50-37.50
36.50-37.00

37.25-38.25
36.25-56.75
34.25-35.75


Prices delivered
w York : Philadelphia


00-44.00


41.50-43.00
40.00-41.50
40.50-41.50
39.50-41.50
39.00-40.00


40.00-43.00
39.00-41.00
37.00-38.50


43.00-44.00
42.00-43.00
40.00-41.00

39.00-40.50
38.00-39.00

42.50-43.00
41.50-42.00
36.00-38.00


40.00-41.00
39.00-39.50
36.00-37.00


700-800
300-900
500-600
300-700
700-800

500-600#
300-700
500-600
600-700

55-45#
45-55
55-65


--








THE LIVESTOCK AND MEAT SITUATION
Approved by the Outlook and Situation Board, January 6, 1960
Summary

The period of seasonally large livestock marketing and declining prices has
passed. Slaughter this winter will be down from recent months but above last winter.
Continued liberal marketing of fed cattle will hold total cattle slaughter equal to
or above last winter. Slaughter of hogs will decrease, as usual, but will stay above
last year. However, the difference between this year's hog slaughter and the 1959
rate will narrow sharply and by spring slaughter could be close to year-earlier
levels. Sheep and lamb slaughter this winter will likely be less than the relatively
large slaughter of last winter.
The 1959 fall pig crop was up 2 percent and producers planned December 1 to re-
duce the spring crop sharply -- 1 percent. The planned reduction was somewhat
greater for early farrowings. On December 1 producers in 9 of the Corn Belt States
reported the number of hogs over 6 months of age, excluding the number of sows in-
tended for spring farrowings, was about 8 percent larger than a year earlier. The
number of pigs 3 to 6 months of age was up 2 percent. This indicates that hog
slaughter during the early part of 1960 will be above 1959 but by the end of the
year will be substantially less than the previous year.
Farmers' prices for hogs reached a seasonal low of $11.20 per 100 pounds in mid-
December, down $6.30 from a year earlier. Market prices were relatively steady in
late December and some seasonal rise is expected early this winter. A downturn is
probable later when marketing from the fall pig crop are largest but a strong
seasonal upturn is likely in late-spring. Prices of hogs during the last half of
1960 will likely be above 1959.
Cattle slaughter was above a year ago in the final 2 months of 1959 after lagging
behind a year earlier for approximately 2 years. Calf slaughter in commercial plants
was also near the previous year's rate for the first time since the fall of 1957.
These developments reflect a continued high rate of fed cattle marketing plus some
slackening in withholding for herd expansion. Fed cattle will make up the bulk of
slaughter supplies this winter and spring and will continue large throughout the year.
However, marketing of grass cattle next summer and fall will likely be moderately
larger than during these seasons in 1959.
Sheep and lamb slaughter has been significantly larger than a year earlier since
July. As the 1959 lamb crop was up only 2 percent, slaughter this winter is expected
to drop below last winter. Price advances will be moderated by liberal supplies of
competing meats, but prices should soon rise seasonally up to or a little above last
winter.
Consumers will pay less for pork, and probably a little less for beef, this
winter than last. Late in 1960, retail pork prices will likely be above year-earlier
prices, but beef will continue at or a little below a year earlier.
Imports of meat, largely for processing, were record large in 1959 though in the
final quarter they were below a year earlier. Imports will probably continue large
during 1960 but below 1959 levels. Domestic production of the classes imported is
not expected to increase greatly. The Tariff Commission has been asked to investigate
the effects of increased imports of lamb and mutton and sheep and lambs.
During the fall period of heavy marketing in late 1959, the Department of
Agriculture purchased approximately 70.2 million pounds of meat products with about
50.8 billion dollars of Section 32 funds which the Congress had directed to be used
to procure supplies for the National School Lunch Program. Purchases include 18.5
million pounds of ground pork, 27.0 million pounds of canned pork and gravy, 24.3
million pounds of ground beef and 0.4 million pounds of ground lamb.







SHEEP AND LAMBS ON FEED
JANUARY 1, 1960

SHEEP-AND LAMBS ON FEED DOWN 7 PERCENT
The number of sheep and lambs on feed for market on January 1 was 7 per-
cent less than a year earlier, according to the Crop Reporting Board. The number
is estimated at 4, 140, 000 head--308, 000 head less than a year earlier.

Weather conditions to January 1 in some parts of the country were unfavor-
able. Forage was short in the West and the Western Corn Belt. Volunteer wheat
pasture provided very little fall pasture and most seeded wheat was planted too
late to provide fall and winter grazing in the Central Plains. However, feed
supplies were generally abundant in the Eastern Corn Belt.
The average price of good and choice feeder lambs at Denver averaged
$19. 25 per 100 pounds in early October. Prices declined steadily through Octo-
ber, November, and December, and price averaged $17. 52 at Denver during
the week ending December 26, 1959. Sheep and lamb slaughter during Septemrber
through November 1959 averaged 12 percent above the same period a year earlier,
CORN BELT STATES DOWN 7 PERCENT
In the North Central States the 2, 466. 000 sheep and lambs on feed were 7
percent less than the 2, 659, 000 head on feed January 1, 1939. Ohio, Michigan,
Minnesota, and Iowa were the only North Central States with an increase from
a year earlier in the number of sheep and lambs on feed. The sharpest decline
was in Kansas where numbers were 37 percent below the previous year. In
Kansas the available grazing on wheat pastures was largely confined to the west-
ern third of the State.
The increases were Ohio, 5 percent; Minnesota and Iowa, each 4 percent;
and Michigan, 2 percent. Decreases in addition to Kansas ranged from 13 per-
cent in Illinois to 2 percent in Nebraska.
Shiprzments of Itfeeder sheep and lambs into 9 of the Corn Belt States for which
data are available totaled 1, 992, 776 head from July through November 1959.
This was 3 percent less than for the same period of 1958.
WESTERN STATES DOWN 6 PERCENT
Sheep and lambs on feed in the 11 Western States totaled 1, 383, 000 head--
6 percent less than the 1, 466, 000 head on feed a year earlier. Decreases were
shown in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada. These de-
creases were only partially offset by increases in the other Western States.
In Colorado, the main feeding State, the 555000 head on feed January 1 were
3 percent more than the 540, 000 head on feed a year earlier. The increase was
generally in Northern Colorado, with only a slight increase indicated in the Arkan-
sas Valley. In California the number of sheep and lambs on feed at 311, 000 head
was '6 percent more than the 293, 000 head on feed on January 1, 1959.







SHEEP AND IAMBS ON FEED, JANUARY 1, 1954-60 1/


-State : : : 196 -
and : 1954 : 1955 : 1956 : 1957 : 1958 : 1959 : 1960 : percent
division : : : : : :of 1959
S1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1.oo 000oo 1,000 1, 000


New York


Ohio........ .
Indiana.....:
Illinois....
Michigan....
Wisconsin...

Minnesota...
Iowa........
Missouri....:
North Dakota:
South Dakota:
Nebraska....:
Kansas......:


* head
: 21


215
86
196
90
60

234
412
100
82
196
555
266


head
20


211
77
161
90
62


225
441
130
80
230
588
239


head
20


211
86
185
98
61


218
401ol
112
122
218
453
160o


head
20


205
92
207
90
60


229
453
130
118
218
507
150


head
21


201
88
180
88
62


211
476
114
110
255
451
225


head
23


221
66
180
85
62


207
500
142
105
255
456
380


head
18


232
60
157
87
55


215
520
129
100
224
447
240


Percent
80


105
91
87
102
89


104
104
91
95
88
98
63


N.C. .


-2, 534 2 325 ,159


2 ,4 61 -59S


S2,C 93


Alabama.....:
Oklahoma....:
Texas.......:


13
3 ;


Montana...... 143
Idaho.......: 90
Wyoming.....: 122
Colorado....: 505
New Mexico..: 52
Arizona.....: 40
Utah........: 105
Nevada......: 12
Washington..: 34
Oregon.......: 21
California..: 265


West......:1,389

U. S. ....:4,277
U* S* oooo:4,*277


60
305

150
95
133
542
63
65
98
11
32
25
312


42
61
290

183
95
130
510
71
60
89
13
28
24
320


23
42
273

108
120
115
550
23
51
94
16
25
31
352


6
41
191

118
80
135
504
42
26
66
16
19
34
250


59
241

124
110
135
540
79
29
81
16
23
36
293


1,526 1,523 1,485 1,290 1,466


42
231


89
77
112
555
58
30
77
12
25
37
2/311


1,383


4,445 4,261 4,302 4,010olo 4,448 4,140


1/ Includes sheep and lambs on feed in commercial feed lots.


Includes 25,000 imported lambs under quarantine.


71
96

72
70
83
103
73
103
95
75
109
102
106








UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS


Commodity November : November -


EXPORTS (Domestic)
Beef and Veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) . .
Pickled or cured (except canned) .
Pork -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) . .
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked .
Bacon .. . .
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured, n.e.c.
Sausage, bologna & frankfurters (except canned) .
Meat and meat products (except canned) n.e.c. .


Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen .
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen .
Variety meats, n.e.c. (except canned) .
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c. .
Canned meats -
Beef and veal . .
Sausage, bologna and frankfurters .
Hams and shoulders . .
Pork, canned, n.e.c. .
Meat and meat products, n.e.c. .
Lamb and mutton (except canned) .
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) .
Shortenings, animal fat (excl. lard) .
Tallow, edible . .
Tallow, inedible . .
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. .
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c.


* & 9 .


. 9 .
.9 9 9 9 .
. O .e .


. 9 9 .9



. 9 9 9 9 .9
* 9 9 9 .
. 9 9
. 9 9 .
0 o e* e0


9 9


* *


Pounds


* 9
. .

* .
* .


9
*
*
*


994,151
1,870,718

1,631,446
35,001,648
2,043,167
1,025,799
161,614
88,124
4,957,560
1,865,584
2,655,593
675,848


-omdt --: e1959 N


. 252,094 100,441
. 135,208 136,556
62,805 75,859
. 214,199 331,147
5 317,869 557,126
58,55330 28,070
. 70,722,250 40,551,858
209,440 10,550
1,525,559 200,359
. 121,944,742 104,391,878
744,445 137,980
* 8,769,934 6,262,008


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
November : November
S1959_ : _12958 -
Cattle (For breeding) Number Number
Dairy . 924 874
Ex. dairy . 1,725 2,419
Other (ex. for breeding) 9,712 215
Hogs . 1,513 107
Sheep . .. 285 117

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


: 9ib5
Pounds


495,003
1,565,298

946,861
2,305,245
775,065
1,361,508
172,762
48,849
4,291,567
1,615,502
1,524,760
527,405








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SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds


*


Classification


:Chicago


:Kansas
: City


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) All wts.
Choice Jan. 9, 1960 19.10 18.75
Jan. 10, 1959 19.38 19.35
Good Jan. 9, 1960 18.05 17.88
Jan. 10, 1959 18.38 18.48
EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good and Jan. 9, 1960 6.05 5.50
Choice Jan. 10, 1959 6.50 7.75
Cull and Jan. 9, 1960 5.42 4.12
Utility Jan. 10, 1959 6.50 6.25
FEEDER LAMBS All wts. -
Good and Jan. 9, 1960 -- 17.00
Choice Jan. 10, 1959 -- 19.75
Shorn basis.


18.58
19.32
17.72
18.62

4.65
6.75
53.90
5.75


* :
: Fort :Dener
: Worth Dener


17.58 18.87
17.80 19.50
17.25 18.22
17.25 18.88


6.


-- 16.05
-- 17.00


-- 5.62
-- 7.88
50* 4.00
-- 6.00


North
: Ogdeni Port-
; land


17.98
18.38
17.50
17.50

4.75
7.25
5.00
5.00


18.00
19.44*
17.58
18.75*

5.25
8.25
5.75
5.75


-- 15.50 15.25
18.75 -- 17.75




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