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MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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Vol. 28, No. 11


March 15, 1960


Week ended March 12


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
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Livestock Prices and Composite Meat Values, February 1960 .
United States Exports of Livestock, January 1960 .
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Storm conditions again prevailed over
most of the central States. Livestock market-
ings continued relatively small and were below
a year ago although receipts increased some-
what from the previous week. Choice and Prime
slaughter steers closed strong to 500 higher
at most midwest terminals and 500 to mostly
$1.00 higher at Chicago. Standard and Good
steers sold steady to 500 lower for the most
part. The general trend on fed heifers was
steady to 500 higher. Barrows and gilts closed
largely 50-750 higher. Prices on slaughter
lambs were steady to $1.00 higher, large share
500 up.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Although
spring was officially only 10 days away, much
of the nation remained buried under deep snow
in the second week of March. Thus, as severe
winter storms continued, weather was again the
dominant factor in the movement of livestock
and price trends. The 12 market cattle receipts
increased for the second straight week but the
increase was slight and supplies were again
relatively small in view of record numbers on
feed and the fact that U. S. cattle numbers
stand at an all time high. Slaughter steers
and heifers predominated at midwest markets and
the bulk graded Good and Choice. Eight percent
of the Chicago steer supply graded Prime, small-
est this year but still a third greater than
the same week in 1959. At most markets, cows
were very scarce. Cattle prices were generally
higher Monday on the smallest receipts for the
day in nearly a year, but initial upturns on
steers and heifers were generally shaded later
or turned into moderate declines particularly
on kinds grading Standard and Good. At most
points Choice and Prime steers closed strong
to 500 higher, other grades steady to 500 low-
er. At Chicago, high-Choice and Prime steers
advanced 50# to mostly $1.00 while at So. St.
Paul Choice steers and heifers declined 500
with Standard and Good 500-$1.00 lower. At
most markets, however, heifers sold steady to
500 higher. Cows closed strong to $1.50 high-
er, largely 504-$1.00; bulls 500-$1.00 higher.
Vealers sold steady at St. Louis National Stock
Yards but $1.00-2.00 higher at So. St. Paul.
The average price of steers in Chicago
at $27.36 stood $2.25 above the final week in
1959 and was the highest since September last
year and the average price of Prime steers at
$31.03 highest since last June. Most high-
Choice and Prime 1100-1425# steers in Chicago
$50.00-52.00, 3 loads Prime $32.25-32.50, while
Choice steers bulked at $27.00-29.50 and Good
at $24.50-26.50. Elsewhere high-Choice and mix-
ed Choice and Prime 1050-1450# slaughter steers
cashed at $28.00-29.00, load Choice 1137# $29.50
at So. St. Paul and load Prime 1340# $30.00


at Sioux City. Bulk Choice steers $26.75-
28.00; Good and low-Choice $25.50-26.75;
Standard and low-Good $19.50-24.50. High-
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime 885-1100#
fed heifers at Chicago $28.00-29.00; Choice
$26.50-28.25; Good and low-Choice $23.00-
26.25. At other midwest terminals, average
to high-Choice heifers realized $26.50-27.50,
few high-Choice and Prime $27.75-28.00 at
Omaha; most Choice $25.00-27.00; Good and
low-Choice $22.50-26.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Even though the prolonged cold and snowy
weather hampered the movement of livestock
and created more than the normal amount of
late winter problems in handling and care,
outlet proved more than adequate to absorb
the moderate numbers of stockers and feeders
at terminal markets. Prices were generally
steady to 500 higher with the least advance
on feeder steers weighing above 1000#. Feed-
er buyers the past several weeks have shown
an increasing inclination to compete with
slaughterers for partly fattened steers and
their purchases this week included moderate
numbers weighing 950-1050# already carrying
sufficient finish to grade high-Good in the
beef.
Majority Good and Choice 800-1050#
feeders sold from $24.00-26.50, few 825# to
$27.00; Medium and low-Good feeders $21.00-
23.50. Good and Choice yearling stock steers
sold from $24.50-50.00, the majority $26.00-
28.50. Several loads Choice 600-660# were
included at $30.00 and 556# short yearlings
reached $52.00. Medium and low-Good stockers
realized $21,00-26.00. Good and Choice year-
ling heifers brought $22.50-28.00 but heif-
ers 675# up seldom exceeded $25.00. Good
and Choice stock steer calves sold from $26.00-
52.00, few around 300# up to $35.00. Good
and Choice heifer calves bulked at $24.00-
28.50. Medium and Good stock cows sold from
$16.00-19.00, load Good 2-5 year old cows and
heifers $20.75.

HOGS Terminal Markets Late winter
storm conditions continued to plague much of
the midwest hog marketing area but even so,
receipts at the 12 markets were nearly 5
percent above the previous week. Supplies,
however, were about 10 percent under a year
ago. The inclement weather not only disrupted
marketing plans but also was a factor in the
departure from normal day to day distribution.
Many centers received liberal receipts on
Friday after weather conditions had alleviated
sufficiently to permit opening of rural roads
and feedlots. The consist of the offerings
was much the same as in recent weeks with


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mixed U. S. No. 1-3 190-250# barrows and gilts
predominating, however, there were moderate
numbers of 250-300# butchers at the western
Corn Belt markets. Prices advanced under the
influence of moderate receipts and higher dress-
ed pork prices, however, part of the early up-
turns were erased Friday when receipts were
liberal. Compared with the previous week's
close, butchers and sows at most centers sold
254-1.00 higher, largely 50-750 up except
at Indianapolis where late sales were 25* lower
for the period.
At the close, mixed U. S. No. 1-3, 190-
270# barrows and gilts brought $15.00-16.25,
largely $15.50-16.00. Selected lots of No. 1
and No. 1-2, largely sorted for weight and grade
and weighing 190-230# brought $15.50-16.50.
Feeder pig prices advanced 50* at Sioux
City and mostly $1.00 at So. St. Paul. Mostly
Good 130-160# at So. St. Paul brought $13.50-
14.50, Medium and Good 130-160# at Sioux City
$12.50-13.50.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Substantial price upturns through Thurs-
day were somewhat reduced by downturns on Fri-
day. However, on a Friday to Friday comparison
for the week, butchers were 50-75*, mostly
60-75* higher and sows were mostly 90* high-
er. Approximately 85 percent of the butcher
supply was mixed No. 1-3 weighing 190-240#.
On late rounds U. S. No. 1-43 190-240# barrows
and gilts sold at $14.80-15.75 and a small
supply mainly 200-230# No. 1 and 2 selected
lots brought $15.75-16.15.

SHEEP AND IAMBS The 12 market receipts
were 3 percent over a week earlier but 9 per-
cent less than a year ago. Higher wholesale
dressed lamb prices stimulated demand for the
moderate receipts and slaughter lambs sold
strong to $1.00 higher, bulk 50* up. Slaugh-
ter ewes were steady to strong instances 50*
higher. Feeder lambs were strong to 50* higher.
At the close, Choice and Prime 90-117#
wooled slaughter lambs sold from $22.00-23.00,
instances to $25.50. Choice and Prime 115-125#
$21.00-22.50. Mostly Choice 90-116# wooled
lambs brought $21.00-22.50 and 117-1321 of-
ferings $20.50-21.50. Some mostly Good 90-115#
lambs $20.00-21.50. Choice and Prime 90-113#
shorn slaughter lambs, most with No. 1 and
fall shorn pelts, cashed from $21.00-22.00,
limited volume 93-107# $22.25-22.50 instances
$23.00 for fall shorn lambs. Most Choice 90-
110# shorn lambs brought $20.00-21.50. Bulk
Cull to Choice slaughter ewes sold from $4.00-
8.00.
Most &ood and Choice 60-90# wooled feeder
lambs brought $19.50-21.50, many sales $20.00-
21.50. Choice 831# feeders reached $22.25 at
So. St. Paul. Medium and Good wooled feeders
brought $17.00-19.00.
In the Interior lowa-So. Minnesota Area
slaughter lamb prices were strong to 50* higher,


instances $1.00 up on wooled lambs. Slaugh-
ter ewes were fully steady. Choice 90-105#
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to packing
plants late sold from $21.00-22.00, many sales
$21.50 up, Choice 105-115# $20.50-22.00.
Choice and Prime 90-105# wooled lambs $22.00-
25.00. Good and Choice wooled lambs brought
$20.00-21.50. Choice 90-100# shorn lambs
with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts realized
$20.00-21.00, bulk $20.50 up; Choice and
Primea -with No. 1 to mostly fall shorn pelts
$21.00-21.50.

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
again active with considerable contracting
for April-May delivery. Price trends mostly
500 higher in California and strong in
Arizona. Stocker and feeder cattle and
calves strong to 500 higher. Old crop slaugh-
ter lambs steady to 250 lower, while spring
slaughter lambs firm to 500 higher. Slaugh-
ter steers: In California, 187 loads mostly
Choice 900-1150# $27.15-28.00; in California
and Arizona, 158 loads high-Good and Choice
900-1250# $26.25-27.00; 155 loads mostly
Good 900-1200# $24.50-26.00; 40 load, string
expected to be Good and 'Choice 900-950#
$24.50 for June delivery; Standard
and Good 860-1050# $22.00-25.50. Slaughter
heiferst 48 loads mostly Choice 750-l1000#
$26.00-26.50, 10 loads mixed Good and Choice
$25.00-25.50.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves:
For current to June delivery, Good and Choice
550-750# steers $25.00-27.50; Good 650-775#
$24.00-25.00; Good and Choice 900-1100# $22.00-
24.50; 200 Medium and low-Good 900-1000#
$23.00; 280 head string Medium and Good 550-
725# mixed steers and heifers $25.00-23.25.
Lambs: In California and Arizona,
18,000 Choice to mostly Prime 90-100# spring
slaughter lambs $23.00-25.50; 82 loads mostly
Choice 110-118# old crop shorn slaughter
lambs with No. 1 pelts $20.00-21.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WTOMNIG, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on
fed cattle direct at feedlots in Colorado
very active. Fed steers sold strong to 55#
higher with steers over 1250# showing the
advance. Fed heifers sold fully steady, in-
stances 25* higher. Seventy-seven loads
Choice 1075-1350# fed steers $26.55-27.55,
mostly $26.75 and up; 82 loads high-Good and
Choice 1050-1310# $25.50-26.25; load 1450#
Good and Choice steers $25.00; 4 loads






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Standard to low-Good 1000-1100# to California
buyer $21.65. Fifty-nine loads Choice 875-
1000# fed heifers $26.00-26.60; 114 loads high-
Good and Choice 875-1055# $25.00-26.25, mostly
$25.75-26.25 late in the week; 2 loads 825-
975# Standard to low-Choice $25.00-23.75.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves very good with prices strong to 500
higher. Western Kansas: 26 loads Good and
Choice 590-745# feeder steers $25.55-25.90;
2 loads Choice 637# $27.00; 5 loads Good and
Choice 940-985# $24.50-25.50. Twenty loads
Choice and Fancy feeder heifers April delivery,
$27.00; 9 loads Good and Choice 691-750# $235.25-
24.75. Colorados 15 loads Good and Choice
650-675# feeder steers for immediate to mid-
April delivery $26.50; 14 loads 750-925# $25.00-
25.50; load Medium and Good 675# $22.90. String
of 1,300 Good and Choice 650-675# feeder heif-
ers for immediate to mid-April delivery $25.00;
load 775# $25.50. Wyoming: Load Good and
Choice 325# heifer calves $50.00; 120 Good
and Choice 700-725# feeder steers $26.50.
Demand Good for slaughter lambs, most
sales strong to 50# higher. Northern Colorado:
44 loads Choice and mixed Choice and Prime
107-115# wooled lambs $21.25-22.25, bulk late
$22.00-22.25; 3 loads Choice 116# shorn lambs
with No. 1 pelts $19.75. In the North Platte
Valley of Nebraska at least 25 loads Choice
and mixed Choice and Prime wooled slaughter
lambs $21.25-22.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trade slaughter steers, heifers and stockers
and feeders active, steady to strong, or 500-
$1.00 higher for two-week period. Confirmed
sales and contracts totaled 70 loads fed steers,
14 loads fed heifers and over 12,700 stockers
and feeders. Seventy loads high-Good to av-
erage-Choice 700-1200# slaughter steers $25.00-
26.00 and 14 loads Good 750-850# fed heifers
$24.50-25.00, all for current to 30 days deliv-
ery. Most stockers and feeders for current
to May delivery. About 4,000 Good and Choice
550-700# stocker and feeder steers $24.50-
26.75, 2,000 Medium and Good 750-900# steers
$22.00-25.00. String of over 800 mostly Choice
steers for October 15 delivery contracted
(with "weight-clause") $25.00 if under 680#,
$24.50 if 681-700# or $24.00 if over 700#
on delivery. Good and Choice 500-600# heifers
$24.00-24.75. Over 400 Choice stock calves
for May 1 delivery to weigh 450# $335.00 for
steers and $51.00 for heifers; 3,100 Good
and Choice 400-475# calves, $30.00-32.00 on
steers and $27.50-29.50 on heifers. About 15
loads mostly Choice 93-117# slaughter lambs
with No. 1 pelts $19.00-20.00.
Amarillo Area Direct trade active.
Slaughter steers and heifers 25-50# higher on
confirmed sales of 237 loads fed steers and
4 loads heifers.


Stockers and feeders strong, instances 500
higher on heifers and $1.00 up on calves.
Transactions were confirmed on over 50,000
head of stockers and feeders mainly for cur-
rent to June delivery. Good and Choice fed
steers $24.00-26.50, Standard and Good $22.50-
25.50. Four loads Choice 1000# fed heifers
$25.25. Good and Choice stocker and feeder
steers $24.00-28.00, few Common and Medium
$18.60-22.00; Good and Choice heifers $21.90-
26.00. Same grades of stock calves $530.00-
55.00 for steers and $27.00-50.00 for heif-
ers. Over 2,700 Good stock cows, some
with calves, $200.00 per cow with calves
included; 175 Good bred heifers $225.00
each.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Fed
steers steady to strong, fed heifers steady
to 25# higher; stocker and feeder cattle and
calves fully steady to strong; slaughter
lambs steady to weak.
Slaughter steers Washington Choice
1000-1200# $25.50-26.50, few $27.00. Idaho -
Choice 950-1150# $25.50-26.25, bulk $26.00;
Choice 1200-1400# $24.50-25.00. In the 5
states, Good and Choice 850-900# fed heifers
$25.50-25.00.
Good and Choice fleshy short yearling
stockers in Washington, $26.50 for 600-625#
steers and $24.00 on 550# heifers. Over the
three state area Good and Choice 900-1000#
feeder steers $24.00-24.50. String 750#
Good and Choice feeder heifers in Oregon
$24.00 for current to April 15 delivery. Good
and Choice 450# stock calves in Idaho, $28.00
on heifers and $50.00 on steers. Slaughter
lambs: Washington Mostly Choice with No. 2
and 5 pelts $21.50. Idaho Mostly Choice
106-107# wooled $21.50. Oregon Mostly
Choice fall shorn and wooled 100-110# $22.00-
22.50.

MONTANA, NORTHERN COMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Demand good for slaughter steers
and heifers with prices firm. Stocker and
feeder cattle and calves strong to 50# higher
under broad outlet. Slaughter and shearing
lambs moderately active, strong to 50# higher.
Four loads Choice 1050-1075# fed steers
$26.00; 825 head Good and Choice 875-975# fed
heifers for current to April 1 delivery $25.00-
24.50. Good and Choice 450-540# stock steer
calves $28.00-51.00 with heifer mates $25.00-
27.50; 4 loads Choice short yearling stockers,
650# steers $28.00 and 600# heifers $27.00.
Around 4 loads Choice and Prime, mostly
Choice, 106-111# wooled slaughter lambs $20.50-
20.75; deck mainly Choice 99# with No. 2 pelts
$19.50; Good and Choice 95-108# shearing
lambs $20.00-20.35.
Near Casper, Wyoming a half million pounds
of 1959 ewes wool, mostly fine but estimated
62-67 percent shrinkage brought 59-441# per
grease pound landed Boston.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
------Cattle Calves H -os 7 Sheep and lami a
Market :M Mar.12 : Mar.14 Mar.12 sMar.14 Mar.12 : Mai4 Mar.12 Mr.14
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
Chicago ........7.... 3~9,615 43,177 17 289 29,462 45,521 4,650 10,215
Cincinnati ............. 5,115 2,811 552 552 15,847 12,204 425 702
Denver ......********** 9,175 8,788 404 141 6,290 2,604 22,556 19,293
Fort Worth ............. 6,853 5,881 2,259 1,152 3,235 2,760 12,547 17,125
Indianapolis ........... 5,757 5,584 524 510 40,211 42,790 1,586 1,767
Kansas City ************ 18,920 15,873 700 581 15,562 15,598 7,572 4,972
Oklahoma City ........* 9,687 13,040 715 527 4,455 4,607 1,651 2,480
Omaha *...**....******** 55,705 55,629 422 446 57,316 44,745 11,900 16,140
St. Joseph *.......*..*. 14,977 14,093 561 911 21,926 25,982 5,650 5,714
St. Louis NSY *......... 15,951 11,830 1,455 1,441 67,401 60,726 2,745 4,558
Sioux City *.*.... 27,891 30,305 672 479 29,255 58,204 8,558 7,470
S. St. Paul ............ 20.557 19184_ 6906_ 6666_ 46L858 56052_ 81.22_ 095
Total .................. 204,181 204,195 15,121 13,275 315,818 349,571 87,320 95,527
Mar. 5, 1960..... 195,048 13,805 501,177 84,960
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INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Mar. 12, 1960 Mar. 5, 1960 Mar. 14, 1959
Hogs ..... 357,000 354,000 409,000
Sheep .... 22,700 25,100 24,800

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
-------- ------- Week ended Mont----h -Two onths---
: Mar.10 : Mar. 3 : Mar.12 : Feb. : Feb. : Jan.-Feb.
------------- :-- 1960 : 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 :- 1960 9- 1 -
Steers 1001# up ............ 1,14 666 1,021 2,708 5,671 5,329 10,570
901-1000 ............ 2,675 2,265 1,912 8,058 9,549 16,341 19,943
801-900 ............. 3,952 2,670 3,436 12,378 12,213 27,363 27,449
701-800 ............. 3,413 3,017 3,729 14,492 13,595 34,747 30,338
501-700 ............. 8,272 6,931 10,350 32,516 29,591 68,697 66,263

Total steers 10 markets ...... 19,426 15,549 20,448 69,952 70,619 152,477 154,563
Av. wts. ...... 752# 742# 718# 732# 753# 730# 745#
Av. cost* ...... $24.75 $24.73 $27.40 $24.05 $26.48 $25.81 $27.01
" Chicago ......... 24.87 24.27 25.88 23.27 25.98 23.57 26.19
" Kansas City ..... 24.73 24.82 27.14 23.80 25.97 23.53 26.03
* Omaha ........... 24.74 23.46 28.01 23.88 26.61 23.78 27.19
" S. St. Paul ..... 23.69 21.62 25.73 22.23 24.64 21.96 24.79
" Sioux City ...... 26.59 26.56 29.15 25.52 28.38 25.25 29.01
" Denver .......... 25.59 23.69 24.75 23.53 25.70 24.74 28.75
" Ft. Worth ....... 24.58 24.16 28.07 23.75 27.44 23.29 27.16
" Oklahoma City ... 23.65 24.50 26.36 23.74 26.34 22.82 26.26
" S. St. Joseph ... 24.14 25.65 27.12 23.66 26.17 23.39 26.39
" St. Louis NSY ... 24.13 23.79 26.11 23.04 25.51 22.82 25.60
Total calves 10 markets .... 5,243 4,339 6,804 31,380 26,127 85,972 85,332
heifers .... 2,596 2,965 3,696 10,581 13,532 21,519 27,545
cows n .... 414 621 664 2,634 3,093 5,515 7,284

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

: rS X ~ ~ ~ $ t t*" "*
o Kansas' 'So St *Sioux*S. St.'Indian-* Ft. : Okla. San
Week ended :Chicago: c Omaha: :Louis* a : :Denver: :Wichita:tonio
: City ;Joseph; NSY *City : Paul apolis :Worth City
Stockers and feeders
Mar. 11, 1960 2 40 13 16 3 18 8 8 10 60 70 3355 50
Mar. 4, 1960 2 55 8 14 4 24 5 8 8 50 44 41 50
Mar. 13, 1959 2 55 15 18 5 24 5 5 7 60 67 50 50

Slaughter cows
Mar. 11, 1960 6 6 8 4 9 5 22 8 18 20 5 17 15
Mar. 4, 1960 6 6 7 6 9 6 30 9 15 10 6 18 20
Mar. 15, 1959 6 6 6 4 9 5 20 10 10 20 6 15 15
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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER _

S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Grade o hby grades (pounds) !dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -------- -- -------- -- ------------------
Week ended
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------- -- 1960 : 1959 -:- 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
CHICAGO


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Good..........
Standard.......
Commercial....
Utility.........
All grades.***.

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

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

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


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


Prime..........
Choice....... 9
Good...**......
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....*


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


2,506
15,827
10,960
1,65533
6
369
29,101

124
5,555
10,585
746
145
16,955

192"
4,0553
8,228
384
1853
_15 040_

33
5,062
2,454
1,180

107
6,856



517
5,860
1,926

232
6,555


1,817
14,974
10,521
1,758

317
29,187

110
6,444
10,476
468
171
17,669

~ ~86
4,844
7,751
598
182
153241


1,160
3,678
895

198
5,929


950
2,780
1,271

106
5,087


7.9
47.5
57.7
5.6
.0
1.35


6.2
51.53
55.4
6.0

1.1


OMAHA
.7 .6
32.8 56.5
61.5 59.5
4.4 2.6
.8 1.0


1,259
1,220
1,122
1,026
1,378
1,068
1,173

1,277
1,198
1,108
1,075
995


1,137
SIOUX CITY
1.5 .6 1,193
51.1 56.6 1,193
65.1 58.4 1,122
2.9 5.0 1,097
1.4 1.4 1,001
1 145
- -KXN&As --- W- -11
.5 1,148
44.8 19.6 1,111
55.9 62.0 1,106
17.5 15.1 1,053

.5 5.5 997
1,098
ST. LOUIS NS-


7.9
59.1
29.5

3.5


18.5
54.6
25.0

2.1


1,078
1,058
985

8953
1,020


1,150
1,084
1,001

864
1,071


1,260
1,211
1,155
1,048
0-
1,064
1,176

1,225
1,199
1,121
1,109
1,064
1,150

1,252
1,172
1,142
1,064
1,110
1,151


1,198
1,100
1,068

976
1,110


27.22
25.44
22.84

19.75
24.67


51.053
28.23
26.17
25.00
21.50
19.56
27.56

28.49
26.97
25.19
20.69
18.70
25.60

28- .94
27.03
25.75
21.07
19.58
26.00

28.61
26.15
24.87
22.70

19.15
25.053


27.44
26.46
24.81

21.58
26.18


- 'S.ST.X58 f -S- -


2,081
4,530
504
33
7,148



1,682
1,066
86
10
2,844


2,596
4,703
570
59
7,508



1,670
1,792
28

5,490


29.1
65.4
7.0
.5


51.9
62.7
4.9
.5


1,158
1,082
1,082
981
1,098


,-I*-
1,165
1,107
1,064
956
1,125


26.69
24.98
20.76
18.95
25.18


- -ENV -


59.1
37.5
5.0
.4


-a
47.9
51.53
.8


1,199
1,108
1,101
827
1,161


1,224
1,140
952
1-179
1,179


26.51
25.00
20.58
16.50
25.65


27,57
25.88
25.16
21.49
26.25


-a
27.49
26.46
21.56

26.94


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


51.60
28.90
27.12
25.49

22,66
28.25

50.52
27.71
26.04
22.89
21.78
26.58

29.80
27.52
26.01
25.67
21.98
26.48


28.12
26.25
24.54
a-
22.18
26.28








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


- -- mCmmoI -m am mlmlmm-ie m^ _- --e s m
SiCattle : Calves H .ogs : Sheep
City or Area : Mar.12 : Mar.14 : Mar.12 : Mar.14 : Mar.12 Mar.14 : Mar.12
1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960


Boston, New York City Area...
Baltimore, Philadelphia......
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls...
Chicago Area........go.......
St. Paul-Wise. Areas.........
St. Louis Area...............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area...
Omaha Area...................
Kansas City...... .......*.....
Iowa So. Minnesota.........
Lou'1l.Evan'1.Nash'l.Mph's....
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area..
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City.
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio..
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City..
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas.
Portland, Seattle, Spokane...

Total ...........ation to date.......

Accumulation to date.......


12,152
7,780
17,040
15,907
27,261
10,474
21,410
52,555
15,345
27,563
5,496
6,899
18,747
9,106
19,350
27,042
6,92C
278,987


,994,182


10,976
i 7,559
16,085
22,406
25,480
* 10,029
19,622
32,586
10,566
28,558
6,456
i 5,906
17,104
7,962
) 16,465
22,158
i 5,945
265,621

2,701,161


8,276
2,695
5,507
6,487
22,822
1,204

150

9,080
2,614
2,505
1,150
4,027
260
1,451
515
66,321
692,550


9,668
774
5,060
6,452
20,595
1,476

108

8,754
5,706
1,640
947
5,944
273
2,087
229


49,545
26,057
137,805
52,509
115,496
84,961
78,275
76,172
59,579
277,561
64,502
50,575
45,545
19,621
18,554
25,890
17,560


65,715 1,137,207
12,744,752


702,726


48,919
54,545
129,799
51,752
118,997
95,855
92,615
91,470
56,772
528,818
60,652
29,5325
48,609
23,850
15,044
28,115
15,987


57,474
4,178
10,750
2,567
12,536
4,072
14,875
12,442

27,195


7,767
13,757
28,951
52,566
5,748


1,250,924 212,658
2,481,756
12,458,552


and lambs
: Mr.14
-I- 1-9_59-
57,142
5,519
14,019
4,654
15,747
4,760
17,047
14,750
--
28,150
--

8,186
14,955
54,504
28,418
4,809
228,220

2,501,912


Week ended


Mar. 12, 1960................
Mar. 5, 1960................
Feb. 27, 1960 /.............
Mar. 14, 1959 .............
Percentage change from:
Mar. 5, 1960.................
Mar. 14, 1959................


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
- T -Lamb T T -
Beef Veal 1 Total
: : :(excl. lard) : and mutton
brird: -o.n- :-- -- meat
: ber : P-'o* ber Prod ber : Prod.: ber : Prod -Prod
1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.1b. mil.lb.


202.5
208.4

195.4


1,500
1,525
1,285
1,421


175.4
176.8

190.8


12.0 597.4
12.5 407.5

15.5 409.4


Average weigJht Tlb _-:

Week ended : Cattle Calves t Hogs / Sheep lambs
: : a s and lambs :
:-Lrve :Dressed : ;Lve:Dresse3 t Live-Dressed-:-Lrve T Dressed -:


Mar.
Mar.
Feb.
Mar.


1050
1050
1055
1064


185
190
200
185


105
107
115
104


153
155
155
154


Total
lard
: prod.

mail.lb.



56.4
45.8


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.




15.7


----/ Actual slaughter. ----Excludes lard.--- ----- -
I/ Actual slaughter. V Excludes lard.


/


12, 1960................
5, 1960................
27, 1960................
14, 1959................














Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good*-
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
7._ -- -------- y-------- ^---------- ---------
North
S Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland

ar. ar Mar. ar. ar. ar. ar. ar. Mar. Mar. Mar.
12 : 14 12 14 12 14 : 12. 14 : 12 : 14
1960 1959 1960 1959 : 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960; 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and dealers


50.75
51.25
28.78
28.82
25.92
22.58


27.40
-
21.50


17.48
17.12
16.55)
14.78)


51.55
52.02
29.75
29.60
27.10
24.85


28.10
25.95
25.45


20.08
19.00
17.65


-

27.00
26.88
24.90
21.78


26.12
24.15
21.52


18.00
16.80
15.50)
15.88)


29.10
28.95
26.62
24.48


28.20
26.50
24.00


20.25
18.95
16,75


29.62
29.50
27.90
27.68
24.60
21.08


27.00
24.18
20.38


17.80
16.78
15.60)
14.58)


50.98
50.95
28.95
28.80
25.95
25.55


27.52
24.70
22.18


19.45
18.38
16.55


22.58 24.50 20.45 21.88 21.12 21.62
21.90 25.28 20.20 21.25 20.85 20.25


55.00
31.00
26.50


32.90
28.90


27.00
24.50
21.75


29.00
26.25
25.00


26.80
25.80
23.50


52.00
30.50
27.00


27.00
24.50
21.00


-

26.50
26.45
25.50
19.75


25.88
22.80
19.15


18.05
16.72
15.42)
14.55)


27.72
27.48
25.22
21.50


26.85
24.50
21.25


20.55
19.54
17.22


27.25
26.88
25.50
22.50

-
24.25
21.50


18.50
17.00
14.62)
12.50)


27.72
27.28
26.75
24.88



25.62
24.00


20.50
18.75
16.00


-- 22.75 21.12 22.75
20.45 25.10 21.81 24.00


28.50
25.75
22.50


32.50
29.50
25.00


51.50
28.50
26.00


27.50
25.00


54.50
51.75
27.50


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


51.15
28.15
25.25


28.75
25.75
21.75


51.00
28.25
25.25


28.00
25.12
21.25


51.00
26.62
23.62


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 25.50 28.00 25.00 27.75 24.45 26.90 25.75 27.25
- 21.75 24.50 21.75 25.75 22.00 24.00 20.50 24.25


-- 17.25 19.25 15.25 18.75 16.75 18.90 15.50 -


-- 50.50 55.50 30.50 54.50


S 27.25 51.00


27.00 52.25


50.50 55.50 28.00 51.00


28.25 52.50 25.50 28.50


------------------
*Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
**e t 700-900# "


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800o#
500-800
500-1000


29.00
26.25
23.00


26.75
24.50
21.50


50.00
27.25
24.00


25.25
25.50
20.50


28.75
26.75
25.75








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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
.. .. -.-------------......................... ,......................
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Nati. : sas nO ha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock : City vCa City Joseph Paul apolis com.
Yards bined
-------------------------------------------- ----------- ---------------- --------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Mar. 12,1960 15.58 15.28 15.60 15.85 15.79 15.77 15.82 15.46 15.58
and Mar. 5,1960 14.52 14.50 14.58 14.65 14.62 14.65 14.45 14.68 14.52
gilts Mar. 14,1959 15.97 15.95 15.93 15.59 15.68 15.85 15.44 16.18 15.81
Mar. 12,1960 13.32 15.64 15.95 14.10 13.89 13.95 15.89 13.45 13.75
Sows Mar. 5,1960 12.45 12.75 15.01 15.09 12.93 12.91 12.77 12.65 12.80
Mar. 14.1959 13.45 15.81 15.95 15.82 15.66 14,59 15354 5,
AV E AG E Ai 2-^ -- ----- ------------------- -- ------------ -- 1.-P.M 3 % A l l *6
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Mar. 12,1960 235 217 224 2535 241 224 252 222 .227
and Mar. 5,1960 250 215 225 257 259 225 250 225 227
gilts Mar. 14,959 25 219 225 258 240 226 252 222 22 .....
Mar. 12,1960 451 401 404 450 445 392 420 459 426
Sows Mar. 5,1960 447 595 417 450 456 401 419 457 425
Mart 14 1959 458 417 424 424 455 58 41 L5 42 .....
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Mar. 12,1960 25567 62548 14259 51679 25447 19475 36519 35817 249111
and Mar. 5,1960 27299 52284 15412 54810 27101 20545 58415 26145 240005
gilts Mar. 14,1959 57664 57718 14525 58815 55555 20714 44577 58691 285855
Mar.i"2,l966 2534 35002 817 3i" 3 9l" 1i 848 42 224 259 1i7322
Sows Mar. 5,1960 2540 2972 641 5650 1957 1515 2486 1969 17510
Mar. 14,1959 5215 3115 759 5972 2819 1075 .85LA ...
SOWS Percentage of total
Mar. 12,1960 10 5 5 9 7 6 6 7 7
Mar. 5,1960 9 5 5 9 7 6 6 7 7
Mar. 14g1959 8 5 5 9 8 5 7 4 7
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
---------- ------------------ ------------------ ross read
Hog products I/ Hog prices Y : or margin 3
Mar. 12, 1960 $17.45 $15.68 $1.75
Mar. 5, 1960 16.54 14.85 1.71
Mar..14. 1959 18.10 16.55 1.77
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.
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
Week ended gits No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per # based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
.................... I --.................. I ------------------------
Mar. 12, 1960 15.58 115.8 15.5
Mar. 5, 1960 14.52 112.6 12.9
Mar. 14, 1959 15.97 119.8 15.5
e e------------------------------------
3/ Simple average price.







SHEEP AND IAMBS:


WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS


In dollars per 100 pounds


--- -------- ---- -- --- --------


Classification Chicago Omaha

--------------- ---------I----


Kansas: Fort :
City s Worth t
s t


Denver Ogden
s a
m5m a


SLAUGHTER lAMBS:


Prime


Mar.
Mar.


Choice Mar.
Mar.


Good


Mar.
Mar.


EWES (Wooled) -


Good and
Choice
Cull and
Utility


Mar.
Mar.
Mar.
Mar.


(Wooled) All vwts.


12,
14,
12,
14,
12,
14,
All
12,
14,
12,
14,


1960
1959
1960
1969
1960
1959

vts.
1960
1959
1960
1959


FEEDER IAMBS All wts.
Good and Mar. 12, 1960
Choice Mar. 14, 1959

Shorn basis.


22.75
U-
22.58 8
21.58
21.75-
21.25


7.50
8.05
6.45
7.50


22.72
Si27
-21.95
20.70
S20.788
19.88


6.50
8.12
5.15
6025


22.28

21.28-
20.50
20.15
19.72


6.50
6.88
5.50
5.12


- 19.55
- 19.58


mm


20.00
mm
19.25
18.65
-g -P.-5

18.88
18.15


22.04
mm
- 21.59
20.40

20.45
19.40


S 7.50
- 9.00


mmem
7. 55



18.42
17.65


5762
6.12


20.60
19.12


21.55
mm
21.10
18.50

20.05
17.88


6.50
8.75

4.50
4.25


- 18.75
16.00


LIVESTOCK PRICES AT CHICAGO COMPARED WITH WHOLESALE AND COMPOSITE RETAIL
MEAT PRICES ANID WHOIESAIE AND RETAIL MEAT VAIZES AT NEW YORK


----------- -- Ser -
:Te~b. 7 7an".~FFb7 7 Fe5.""Jan7
:1960 : 1960 : 1959 1960: 1960
-------------------------------
Dollars per 100
Live animal prices Dollar pr 100
Chicago 1 ........ 27.87 27.52 29.72: 21.05 19.9
Wholesale meat prices,
New York 2/ ....... 46.52 46.54 49.05: 41.88 42.1
Cents per pon
Composite retail meat Cents pr p
prices, New York 5/ 76.51 77.04 79.82: 64.91 65.91


7 PeC."t"FebT
S1959 2-1960
pounds


l ogso-;
7 yan."Feb7 "
1 1960 : 1959


S19.48: 13.86 12.61 15.95


3 42.16s
and

2 65.75:


sof 4Mm mom
mm


Value of carcass meat from 100# live animal (Dollars)
Wholesale-New York 4/ 27.91 27.80 29.42: 20.52 20.66 20.66: 17.75 17.45 20.97
Retail New York 5/ 55.87 56.21 37.52: 50.64 50.17 50.09: 23.84 24.24 28.17
m -------- -- -----------------------------
1/ Av. Choice and Prime steers, 900-1100 lb., Choice lambs, and U. S. No. 145, 220-
240# hogs. 2/ Av. Choice and Prime steer beef, 600-800 lb., and Choice and Prime
lamb. 5/ Cposite av. of seii-monthly retail quotations on various cuts (incl. lard)
combined in proportion to their respective yields from live weight. 4/ 60 lb. of beef
carcass, 49 lb. of lasmb carcass and 60.43 lb. of principal hog producTs consisting of
smoked, skinned hamsa, bacon, picnics, fresh loins, Boston butts, spareribs, and carton
lard combined in proportion to their respective yields from live weight. 5/ 47.0 lb.
of beef cuts, 47.2 lb. of lamb cuts and 58.56 lb. of principal hog products, incl. lard.


211


North
Port-
land


22.58

-22.00
19.00

21.50
18.56


7.76
8.25

5.75
5075






212


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Weather played an im-
portant role in the meat trade at eastern con-
suming centers for the second consecutive week.
Hazardous residential streets from the previous
weekly storm tended to curtail retail movement
early in the week and some areas received
more snow during the week in review which
also tended to retard movement. This affected
the wholesale trading somewhat, however, clear-
ance at wholesale levels was fairly good as
receipts were generally moderate.
Pork moved best, and at New York a small
volume of loins was marketed from freezer stocks.
Demand for lamb centered mainly on 55-50# car-
casses with some 60-65# carcasses and hindsad-
dles from these weight carcasses carried over
at New York. Outlet for veal and calf narrowed
somewhat and was only fair but generally suffi-
cient to clear slightly reduced receipts. Trad-
ing was moderately active on beef. Prices
generally followed a steady to higher trend with
downturns confined to veal and calf at New York.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef fully steady to $1.00 higher at Baltimore
and Washington and steady to 50# higher at Phila-
delphia. Prime steer beef closed steady to
strong at New York, Choice steady to weak and
Good steady. Cow beef steady to weak at New
York and steady to $2.00 higher at other mar-
kets. Veal and calf prices were mostly un-
changed except at New York where sales on veal
were mainly steady to $1.00 lower, and calf
steady to mostly $1.00 lower. Lamb prices
steady to $5.00 higher, bulk $1.00-5.00 up.
Pork loins advanced $5.00-6.50, with the full
upturn late at New York. Other pork cuts sold
steady to $2.00 higher, with Boston butts and
fresh skinned hams showing the advance. Kosher
dressed steer beef forequarters sold $1.00
higher, veal foresaddles steady to $4.00 higher,
and kosher lamb foresaddles advanced $1.00-2.00.

CHICAGO Trading on steer and heifer
beef was moderately active. Fair demand pre-
vailed for beef rounds, ribs and loins, but de-
mand was poor for arm and squarecut chucks until
late Wednesday when most interests entered the
trade. All grades of beef ribs and loins sold
higher with Prime showing most advance. Small
receipts of cow beef sold higher, while veal
prices went unchanged in a dull trade. Upturns
on lamb sent prices to the highest level since
late September 1959, this the fifth straight


week in which advances have been recorded.
Lamb stews, shoulders, ribs and loins had ade-
quate outlets while hindsaddles and legs were
very slow and accumulations were noted. Demand
was good for fresh pork. Veal in rather small
supply, other fresh meat offerings moderate with
Good to average-Choice grades comprising the
bulk in the beef division.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
and heifer beef steady to 50# higher; cow beef
50#-$1.00 higher; veal steady; lamb 50#-1.00
higher; pork loins 8-16# $5.00-4.50 higher;
Boston butts 4-8# $1.00-2.50 higher; spare-
ribs 5# down 50#-$1.00 higher.

PACIFIC COAST Beef receipts were rather
small in the Pacific Northwest and trading was
fairly active while supplies were moderate in
California. There was some carryover at Los
Angeles due to poor demand. Cow beef sup-
plies continued moderate while calf and veal
was about adequate except for some accumulation
of calf over 200# at Los Angeles, Lamb was
fully adequate for a fair demand while volume
of fresh pork was moderate for a fairly active
trade. Cured pork supplies were rather liberal.
Prices compared to the previous week' s
close: Steer beef strong to $1.00 higher;
cow beef steady to $2.00 higher except weak to
$1.00 lower at Los Angeles; calf and veal mostly
steady except calf $1.00-2.00 lower at Los
Angeles; lamb steady with some sales $1.00
lower at Los Angeles but $1.00 higher at Port-
land; fresh and cured pork steady to $2.00 high-
er; lard about steady.

CARLOT NEAT TRADE REVIEWS

Trading on steer and heifer beef was
uneven with a moderately active trade at Chi-
cago and Denver but slow at other points. Cow
beef and lamb carcasses sold moderately ac-
tive at most points and trading on pork loins
was active. Steer and heifer beef closed
steady to 50# higher at Chicago for the
week with steer beef elsewhere steady to 50#
lower, least decline on carcasses 800-900#.
Heifer beef closed mostly steady. Cow beef
sold strong to $1.75 higher mostly 50#-$1.00
up. Lamb carcasses advanced for the sixth
straight week with closing sales steady to
$2.00 higher mostly 50#-$1.00 up, with the
most advance on carcasses 55-45#. Pork
loins were sharply higher selling mostly
$5.00-6.00 higher.











Classificati


215
WiOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds

New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
oD : ---___ ------- - - -
SMar.12 : Mar.14 : Mar.12 Mar.14 : Mar.12 : Mar.14 : Mar.12 : Mar.14
:- 1960 1959 : 1960 3 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 : 1959 -


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good
Lamb -
Prime
Choice
Fresh pork -
Loins
Butts
Spareriba
Cured pork -


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-14
4-8
5# down


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


48.00
47.50
46.25
44.00
44.50


64.50
55.50
50.00


50.80
49.05
47.90
45.30
45.65


62.10
52.80
47.80


46.00
44.75
42.75
42.75

44.50
44.50
41.50

58.50
53.50
50.00


47.00
45.60
43.44
43.44


56.50
49.50
46.75


44.39
43.00
43.50
42.00

43.50
42.50




55.00


46.40 44.00 44.38 43.00 44.50
44.40 42.85 44.38 42.00 44.50


46.05
34.10
39.75


42.50
37.30
40.50


43.65
30.45
36.30


39.62
33.44
35.56


48.00
37.50
43.00


45.75
44.50
44.50
44.00


44.25
42.50
43.00
40.62


46.50
44.75
45.00
43.00


-- 45.25 --
-- 42.12 --
-- 42.00 --



55.00 -- --

42.00 40.00
42.00 42.00 40.00


44.00
40.00
45.00


44.88
55.3p
41.38


43.40
35.20
41.50


43.50 49.50 50.25 51.25 50.00 55.50 48.62 51.00


38.00


44.00 44.75 49.00 45.00 49.00 46.25 50.10


29.70 32.00 33.50 33.88 30.00 33.50 31.62 35.40
12.62 15.50 12.50 13.00 15.50 16.50 14.75 14.95


BULK PRICES GCALOT
Classification I -
-LR ce a
C2ia,1 *- -


neer Deer
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 weig
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-


its -


1541


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


43.50-44.50
43.00-43.50
42.50-45.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
40.50-41.00

43.00-43.50
43.00-43.50
39.50-40.00
39.50-40.00

32.50-33.00
33.00-33.50




44.00-44.50
42.50-43.50
41.50-42.00


BASIS IEEK ENDED MARCH 11, 1960
aTd- -B -- -r :csde-Ivrc- -
Denver : s N r :l Phlde 1


43.00-43.50
42.00-42.50
41.00-41.50


37.00-40.00

41.75-43.50
41.50-41.75



32.25-32.50



40.50-41.75
38.00-39.00

40.50-41.75
38.00-39.00


8-1# 42.00-42.50


42.75-43.75
42.25-42.75
41.75

40.00-40.50
39.50-40.25

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
38.50-39.00
58.50

31.50-32.00
32.00-32.50




43.75-44.75
41.25-42.75
39.75


45.50-47.00
45.00-45.50
44.00-45.00
43.50-44.00
42.50-43.50
42.00-43.00


34.00-34.50





46.00-47.50
44.00-45.50
42.00-43.50


42.00-42.50 45.00-44.00


46.00-46.50
45.00-46.00
44.00-44.50
43.00-43.50
42.50-43.50
42.00-43.00


45.00-46.00



34.00-34.50
34.50-34.75

45.50-46.50
43.50-45.00
42.00-43.50
45.50-46.50
43.50-45.00
42.00-43.50

43.50-44.00


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins






214


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading in the Boston wool market
continued slow with prices about steady.
Demand continued good for graded quarter-
blood fleece wools but little was offered.
Trading of scoured wools and noils for the
woolen trade was slow but prices were
unchanged. Activity in the fleece wool
States was dull due to another heavy snow-
fall at midweek while a little wool sold
in the Belle Fourche area of South Dakota.
Some 8 and 12 months fall wool sold in
Texas. Shearing was under way around
Bakersfield, California.
Cabled reports at midweek showed
price trends at Australian markets firm
with Japan and the Continent the principal
operators and good general competition.
There was limited competition with Conti-
nental buyers dominating at the Launceston,
Tasmania sale. At the Dunedin, New Zealand
sale March 4, Eastern Europe and Continental
buyers were active with Bradford buying
fine medium and coarse cross-bred wools,
while at Timaru on March 8 trading was ac-
tive with Eastern Europe and the Continent
dominating. Large French houses were the
chief operators in the South African sales
with the United States and the Continent
competing and with general competition.
The South American markets were generally
quiet with United States buyers operating
in coarse Argentine wools.
Fleece Wbols Country buyers were
paying around 50F grease basis to the
grower for medium fleece wools in Ohio,
while 47-500 in the grease was paid for
medium grades in Indiana and 45# was paid
for heavy shrinking medium wools.
Territory %bols Original bag bulk
fine and half-blood 1959 clips sold around
Casper, Woming from 39-42* grease basis
to the grower while other bulk fine and
half-blood clips brought up to 440 in the
grease. Original bag bulk fine wool sold
in Arizona from 40-450 in the grease,
while mixed lambs wool brought 45-45# in
the grease in Colorado. Shearing around
the Roswell, New Mexico area was delayed
due to stormy weather.
Texas Wools M1th weather clearing
and temperature rising in Texas, shearing
resumed and good 12 months wool in original
bag sold at an estimated clean cost of
$1.20 delivered Boston. Fall wool brought
around 38-400 grease basis in Del Rio and
was estimated to cost about 900 clean basis
delivered, while 8 months wool in San Angelo
from 411-461, in the grease was estimated to
cost clean around $1.00 delivered Boston.


Mohair Trading very slow, few
sales steady at $1.l0 for adult and
$1.51 for kid hair to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Quotations at
week's end from foreign wool markets
follow. Combing wools converted to
clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed
72 #1.15'
72A- 1.135
73 1.11
74 1.09


New Zealand
Oil-combed
$1.04 854- $.89
1.02 100 .88
1.01 107 .86
.98 114 .85
.92 128 .84


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.15 48 $1.10 22 $1.08
12 1.12 52 1.10 27 1.06
17 1.11 55 1.07 52 1.01
47 1.12
Montevideo (Clean basis): 60/648
- $1.05; 60s 991; 60/58s 96-1
56/58s 94#; 50/568 920; 50s 91.
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet
wools was slow at about last week's
prices. New Zealand carpet fleeces
were offered for shipment at 840, Cotts
at 82*, early shorn wool also at 82#
and crutchings at 80#, clean fibers
present. Buenos Aires November second
clips were quoted at 84# and March wool
at 820, clean fibers present for ship-
ment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic
64s 11-21" choice white $1.51
60s 2-5" paint wool .98
58/O60s 3" & up ch. white 1.25
58/60s 3" & up tinged 1.18
56/58s 3" & up ch. white 1.15

Greasy Pulled Domestic
56/588 3" & up choice $1.12 clean
56s 5-4" It.defect-burry 1.10 "
Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/50s 21-3" ch.white 1.15

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Mar. 10,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Associates
of the New York Cotton Exchange).
March wool tops $1.480
March wool 1.232
May wool tops 1.500
May wool 1.201






215


EARLY LAMB CROP 1960

The number of early lambs in the principal early lamb producing States is about 2 percent
above a year earlier based on reports about March 1, according to the Crop Reporting Board. The
number of breeding ewes in these States on January 1, 1960 was 5 percent more than a year earli-
er, but the proportion of ewes lambing early is below a year ago. The number of breeding ewes
on farms and ranches January 1 was above the previous year in 7 of the 10 States. Declines were
shown in Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The 10 important early lamb States are Missouri,
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Idaho,Arizona, Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas.
In general, the growth and development of early lambs has been slower than normal. Feed
grain and hay supplies have been generally adequate in the early lamb States.
Weather was generally favorable in January, but weather during the latter part of February
was unfavorable, particularly in Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee due to heavy snows
and severe winter storms.
Considerable supplemental feeding has been necessary in most of the early lamb States.
Texas: Present indications point to a larger early lamb crop due to an increase of 9 per-
cent in ewes as of January 1. The percent of total ewes lambing prior to March 1 was about the
same as a year earlier. Unusually cold, wet weather after mid-February has slowed development.
Excellent range feed is in prospect since moisture is plentiful. Early movement of lambs is
below last year. Peak marketing are expected about the usual time in early May.
California: The early lamb crop in California is expected to be larger than a year earlier
due to a 6 percent larger inventory of ewes on January 1. Breeding ewes were kept in good con-
dition by supplemental feeding. The lack of rainfall until late January delayed green pasture
feed and early lambs have not grown out well. Colder than normal temperatures, particularly in
the Sacramento Valley and the North Coastal areas have been unfavorable for development of early
lambs. Rains during February have provided some new feed, but supplemental feeding is still
required.
Arizona: The early lamb crop started under favorable conditions, although the season has
been wetter than usual. Fall lambs have made- good growth and marketing are expected to start
by mid-March.
Northwestern States: The early lamb crop in the three important Northwestern States is ex-
pected to be above last year. On January 1, ewes were 2 percent above a year earlier and the
percent of ewes lambing early was above last year. The fall and early winter weather was favor-
able for lambing. Death losses have not been heavy. Idaho: The early lamb crop is making good
progress. Ewes went into the winter in good condition -TEe winter was cold, but otherwise ex-
cellent for lambing. Feed supplies are ample, although the winter feeding period has been
longer than usual due to cold weather. %ashington: The winter was generally mild and open, and
weather conditions for early lambing were mostly favorable. Precipitation east of the Cascades
was below normal, contributing to a low death loss. Supplemental feeding was necessary, but
hay and feed supplies were adequate. Lambing was earlier than usual. Oregon: Heavy snow east
of the Cascades hampered grazing conditions during February. In the illamette Valley con-
ditions were fair, with some grazing available. Despite snow and rain, early lambs made good
growth and death loss was below normal.
Southeastern States: The early lamb crop will be below last year in the three Southeastern
States. Ewe numbers on January 1 were below the previous year in Kentucky and Tennessee, but
were up in Virginia. The lambing percentage was below a year earlier in all three States. The
number of ewes lambing early is also below last year. In Kentucky the early winter weather was
mild with very little cold weather until February. Sheep were on permanent pasture and small
grain pasture through most of January. Tennessee, however,-had little winter pasture available
due to wet fields, snow cover, and limited plant growth. Growers have ample supplies of hay and
grain. Marketings are expected to be later than a year ago. In Virginia the season through the
middle of February was favorable for growth and development of the early crop. Winter pastures
were above normal. Lambing was later than usual.
In Missouri the early lamb crop is expected to be larger than last year. The number of
ewes on January 1 was below a year earlier, but this was more than offset by a larger number of
ewes lambing early. Weather during February was wet, cold, and snowy. Feed requirements have
been high, but there is an ample supply of grain and roughage.





216


U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Psa3 1262 08735 6977
Postat
U. S. Department of Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS- 5/15/60
Permit 1001.


University of Florida
Documents Librarian
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UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS

Commodity -
Commodit


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 -


* .
* .
* .
* .


Jan.
1960
Pounds

1,546,015
947,290

889,555
1,794,099
826,084
1,054,485
177,158
204,551
6,065,202
2,150,195
2,891,166
555,570


Beef and veal. . . 200,257
Sausage, bologna and frankfurters. . 75,118
Hams and shoulders ..... . ... 45,795
Pork, canned, n.e.c. . .. 239,598
Meat and meat products, n.e.c. . 518,155
Lamb and mutton (except canned). . 50,926
Lard (includes rendered pork fat). . 68,800,010
Shortenings, animal fat (excl. lard) . 105,150
Tallow, edible . . 619,601
Tallow, inedible . . 157,829,455
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. . ,007,495
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c. .. 14,556,836
- poipTledcffrom ofricia-Ei7~1rrec s7 Wuea'u"ro' ol ens us.
UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK


Jan.
1959
Pounds

914,141
851,271

820,625
1,508,546
915,968
1,548,694
155,167
990
4,719,290
1,898,980
1,652,075
599,048

175,455
89,599
54,561
527,717
292,785
95,927
42,149,467
61,865
412,570
112,527,410
581,242
7,081,255


Jan -Jan.
: 1960 : 1959
Cattle (For breeding) imber ----- Mber
Dairy . 405 215
Ex. dairy 2,584 649
Other (ex. for breeding). 596 4,097


170
1_ 020


2
*
*
m


Hogs. . 665
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