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LIVE ST Ye's


MEAT fTI^
MEAT WEEKLY SUMMARY

WOOL \ AND STATISTICS

LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.5.


Vol. 27, No. 51 member 22, 9
Week ended December 19 j3
'Pa*
Livestock Market Reviews. . .
Livestock Market Receipts . 1016
Steer Sale Statistics . .. 1017
Feeder and Stocker Statistics . 1018
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production 1018
Slaughter at Major Centers. .. . 1019
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle 1019
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts 1019
Cattle Prices . . 1020
Hog Prices. . . 1021
Hog Purchase Statistics . 1022
Sheep and Lamb Prices .... .. 1025
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews. . 1024
Wholesale Meat Prices ... . 1025
Wool Market Review. .. . 1026
Special to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter, by Regions,
November 1959 . . 1023
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered
for Importation, November 1959 . 1027
Pig Crop Report, December 1959 . 1023
Total Meats Graded or Certified, November 1959 1018
Storage Holdings of Meats and Lard, Nov. 30, 1959 1028


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Trading was rather dull on most classes
of livestock at midwest markets and prices
were generally lower. Marketings were below
the previous week but above a year ago. Sup-
plies were liberal for the available outlet.
Prices on slaughter steers and heifers were
unevenly steady to $1.00 lower, some steers
$1.50 off at Chicago. Barrows and gilts
sold 25-500 lower for the week over most of
the area. Slaughter lamb prices were steady
to 500 lower at most points.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Trading
was moderately active on slaughter steers and
heifers at most midwest terminals Monday with
little price change. However, later in the
period trading was slow and downturns oc-
curred throughout the area. The weekly
clearance of slaughter cattle was incomplete
at some centers. Price trends on both fed
steers and heifers were unevenly steady to
$1.00 lower with some sales $1.50 off at Chi-
cago. The greatest downturns were on Choice
and Prime steers over 1200# and all weights
of other grades, while Choice and Prime under
1100# closed steady to firm at several cen-
ters. Most decline on heifers was recorded
on weights 900# and up grading Standard and
Good. Receipts of slaughter cattle were
little changed from the rather liberal sup-
ply the previous week but were somewhat above
the corresponding week last year. The rather
large supplies coupled with a general price
decline on carlots of steer and heifer beef
were major factors influencing lower prices
in live trading. Slaughter cow prices were
uneven, sales were steady at some points, but
were 500 lower at So. St. Paul and mostly 250
off at Omaha, while trends were steady to
250 higher at Chicago, strong to 500 higher
at Denver and 25-500 up at Sioux City. Bulls
sold steady to 500 higher; vealers were large-
ly steady.
At Chicago, high-Choice and Prime slaugh-
ter steers brought $26.50-28.00 early while
the same grades above 1500# closed at $24.50-
26.00; Good and Choice on early rounds $23.00-
26.50, late $21.50-26.00. Elsewhere in the
midwest high-Choice and Prime fed steers
cashed from $25.75-26.75, load 1250# $27.00
at St. Joseph and load 1149# $27.50 at Kansas
City; most Choice under 1200# $24.00-25.50,
over 1200# $25.50-25.00; majority Good and
low-Choice $21.50-24.00. High-Choice and
Prime heifers realized $24.50-25.50; Good and
Choice mostly $21.00-25.00 with Choice large-
ly $23.00 up. Utility and Commercial cows
brought $14.00-16.50, Canners and Cutters
mainly $11.00-14.50. Good and Choice vealers
sold from $23.00-27.00 at So. St. Paul with


high-Choice and Prime $28.00-51.00. At St.
Louis National Stock Yards Good and Choice
vealers realized $28.00-3355.00, few Prime
$54.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Trading was moderately active at most markets
on stocker yearlings and calves, while heavy
and fleshy feeder steers were slow in some
areas. Steer shipments from the 10 markets
totaled 26,309 compared to 25,724 the previ-
ous week and 17,710 a year earlier. Outgo
of stock calves at these markets at 18,732
compares to 24,777 the previous week and
14,275 a year ago. Prices as a whole varied
only slightly from steady. There was some
strength in calves and yearlings in the
Southwest, and at Denver stock calves and
cows sold steady to 50# higher. At points
along the Missouri River, sales were steady
to weak, with fleshy feeders weak to 500 low-
er at some centers. The small supply at
Chicago closed weak to $1.00 off.
Good and Choice feeder steers 850-1050#
sold from $21.50-25.00, few near 800# $25.25-
25.75. Medium and Good feeders bulked at
$18.00-23.00, some Common and Medium $16.00-
18.00. Good and Choice 550-775# stock steers
bulked at $23.00-27.50 with several loads
Choice mostly under 650# along the Missouri
River from $27.50-28.50; Medium and Good
stockers $19.00-26.50; Common and Medium
$16.50-25.00. Stocker and feeder heifers
were relatively scarce, few Medium and Good
$17.00-22.00, some Choice $25.50-24.00.
Good and Choice stock steer calves sold
at $25.00-28.00 at Kansas City, St. Joseph
and Southwestern terminals, but brought
$26.00-32.00 at other points, several loads
Choice $32.00-52.50 at Sioux City and Denver
and at Omaha a load Choice 425# cashed at
$33.50 and load 550# $55.00. Medium and Good
steer calves brought $20.00-27.50; Good and
Choice heifer calves $21.00-28.00, few to
$28.85. Bulk Medium and Good stock cows
realized $15.50-17.00, few Good $18.00-18.50
at Denver.

HOGS Hog marketing throughout the
Corn Belt decreased around 5 percent from the
previous week, but were still liberal. At
Omaha receipts the past two weeks were the
largest since early 1956. The number of
hogs slaughtered under Federal inspection
during November this year at 6,337,172 was
the largest for that month since 1956. The
butcher supply for the week in review was
mainly consignments of mixed U. S. No. 1, 2
and 5 weighing 200-260#. The volume weigh-
ing under 220# was rather limited as No. 2


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1015


and 3 over 230# comprised the large propor-
tion of the supply. Sows accounted for 8-14
percent of the total receipts at various mar-
kets and made up around 8 percent of the Inte-
rior run.
Rather liberal receipts, especially
early in the week and declining dressed pork
prices were factors tending to depress demand
and prices on the live market. The available
supply of butchers around 220# and lighter
moved fairly well, while heavier weights were
frequently uneven weight lots of predominately
No. 2 and 3 grades and were under most down-
ward price pressure. Closing sales, compared
with the previous Friday, were largely 25-
50# lower with uneven weight lots and those
over 240# reflecting the greatest decline.
Sow prices were steady to 25# lower, instances
50# off except steady to 25# higher at Indi-
anapolis and 25-500 up at St. Louis National
Stock Yards. Butcher sales in the Interior
area were weak to 35# lower, liberal share
250 off, and saws were mainly 10# lower with
some over 400# 15-35# off.
Mixed U. S. No. 1-3 barrows and gilts
190-240# at terminals Friday sold from $11.25-
11.75 and up to $12.50 in eastern sections
of the Corn Belt. No. 1 and 2 selected lots
at Missouri River markets cashed at $11.75-
12.50 and reached $12.60-13.00 at eastern
points. Mixed No. 1-3 sows 270-400# bulked
late at $8.75-9.75. In the Interior area,
mixed No. 1-3 butchers 200-240# on late
rounds sold from $10.70-12.00, mostly $11.00-
11.75, and a few No. 1 and 2 selected lots
cleared at $11.75-12.50 with most sales
$12.15 and below. Mixed No. 1-3 sows 270-
400# bulked at $8.50-9.75.
Feeder pigs at Sioux City and So. St.Paul
were steady. Medium and Good 130-170# feeders
at Sioux City sold at $9.50-10.00; Good and
Choice 130-160# at So. St. Paul brought $9.50-
10.00. At Memphis sales were $1.00-2.00 low-
er with Common and Medium 30-11# feeders at
$4.00-8.00, few Good 100# $9.00.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
major markets were 24 percent smaller than the
previous week but 15 percent more than a year
ago. Prices on slaughter lambs were steady
to 50# lower with some sales $1.00 off. The
limited volume of slaughter yearlings along
with slaughter ewes sold steady. Feeder lambs
closed steady to 75# lower except for a strong
to 500 higher trend at Fort Worth. Choice
90-115# wooled slaughter lambs sold from
$17.50-18.25 with 98-100# weights up to $18.50
at Chicago. Bulk Good and Choice 80-115#/
wooled slaughter lambs brought $16.00-17.50,
Utility and Good $14.00-16.50. Good and
Choice 80-113# shorn slaughter lambs, mostly
with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts, realized
$15.50-17.00 with some mostly Choice $17.25-
17.50 early in the week. Good and Choice 100-


104# fall shorn yearling wethers cashed at
$15.00 at St. Louis National Stock Yards,
while Utility and Good 97-109# shorn slaughter
yearlings and two-year-old wethers brought
$11.00-13.50 at Fort Worth. Cull to Choice
wooled slaughter ewes sold from $2.50-6.50.
Good and Choice 55-80# feeder lambs sold from
$16.00-18.25; Medium and Good $13.00-16.50.

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trading on slaughter steers and heifers
out of Arizona and California feedlots was
moderately active with prices fully steady and
some steers were contracted into February.
Sales of stockers and feeders increased slightly
in volume and were fully steady; slaughter
lambs about steady.
Slaughter steers: In California 33 loads
Choice 850-1150#, mainly 850-975# $26.75-27.00;
in Arizona and California 234 loads Good and
Choice 800-1225# $25.00-26.50 including 32
loads for January delivery; 50 loads mostly
Good 800-1200# $23.50-24.50 including 15 loads
to February 15 delivery; 22 loads Standard and
Good 900-1200# $20.50-23.50. Slaughter heif-
ers: Part load average-Choice 850# $26.50;
49 loads high-Good to average-Choice 750-1000#
$25.00-26.00; 43 loads Good and Choice 725-
1000# $23.50-25.00, mainly $24.00-24.50.
Stockers and feeders: 300 Good and
Choice 725-850# steers $25.00; 600 Good and
Choice 825-850# $24.00 with 10 percent sort at
$23.00; 200 Medium 700-750# $18.00. About 550
Good and Choice 775-800# partly finished heif-
ers $24.50 to continue on feed; 2 loads Good
and Choice 520# steer and heifer calves $27.00;
75 Good and Choice 425-450# steer and heifer
calves $25.50.
Slaughter lambs: In California 9 loads
Good to mostly Choice 100-115# No. 1 to full-
wooled pelts $16.50-17.50; in Utah 5 loads
mostly Choice 103-108# wooled $17.00-17.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS With Christmas
approaching,the demand for fed cattle was great-
ly reduced. Sales were confirmed on 157 loads
of fed cattle compared to 274 loads last week
and 231 loads a year ago. Fed steers sold
steady to 500 lower, with Choice under 1150#
mostly steady. Fed heifers sold fully steady.
Nine loads Choice 1050-11754 fed steers $25.50-
26.25; 60 loads high-Good to average-Choice
1100-1275# $24.90-25.50. Eight loads av.-high-
Choice heifers 975d $25.75; 57 loads high-
Good to average-Choice 900-1035# $24.50-25.25,
mostly $24.75 and up; 21 loads mostly Choice







1016


850-975# $25.25-25.50.
Movement of stocker and feeder cattle
and calves continued seasonally slow. The
few sales confirmed were fully steady. West-
ern Kansas: 496 Good 779-870# feeder steers
$20.00-21.50; load Good and Choice 780#
$23.60; 155 Good and Choice 768# feeder heif-
ers $21.75. Wyoming: 170 Good and Choice
558# steer calves $28.00. Colorado: Load
Good and Choice 368# heifer calves $24.50; 5
loads Good and Choice, mostly Good, 702-815#
feeder steers $22.50-25.15, 5 loads same
grades 597-695# $22.70-24.65.
Fed lambs sold fully 25# lower. In North-
ern Colorado at least 10 loads Good to mostly
Choice 102-108# wooled slaughter lambs $17.75-
18.00; 2 loads Choice lambs with No. 1 and
2 pelts $17.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Heavy snowfall, rain,
sleet and ice fell over the area. Direct
trading on slaughter steers and heifers was
quite active at fully steady prices except
steers steady to 500 lower in the Clovis area.
Stockers and feeders fairly active in the Ama-
rillo area but very slow in the Clovis region.
Prices were fully steady. Eight loads Good to
mostly low-Choice 848-1075# slaughter steers
$24.00-24.75; 65 loads mostly Good but in-
cluding some low-Choice 750-1150# $22.75-24.00;
9 loads Standard and low-Good 750-1100# $21.50-
22.20. Sixty-nine loads Good and Choice 708-
950# fed heifers $25.00-24.60.
Good and Choice 700-825# feeder steers
$22.25-25.50; over 2,100 Medium and low-Good
625-760# $20.75-22.50, these mostly to West
Coast buyers including some for March deliv-


ery; 150 Choice 500-580# stock steers $24.50-
$26.00; Good and Choice 600-675# feeder heif-
ers $20.75-21.75, load 550# $22.00; 1,700 Choice
565-400# stock steer calves in the Amarillo
area $530.00-50.50, scattered other sales Good
and Choice stock calves $25.00-27.00 for steers,
$20.00-25.00 for heifers.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers sold steady; stocker and
feeder cattle in Oregon strong to 25# higher
with stock calves steady to $1.00 up, but
steady otherwise; slaughter lambs steady.
Choice 1000-1550# fed steers over the
area $24.00-26.75; Good and Choice 800-950#
slaughter heifers $22.00-24.00.
Washington Good and Choice 800-855#
feeder steers $24.00-24.50. Idaho and Oregon
Good and Choice 375-400# stock calves, steers
mostly $26.00-27.25, heifers $24.00-25.00.
Good and Choice 600-900# stocker and feeder
steers in Oregon $23.50-24.10.
Idaho Choice 100-108# wooled slaughter
lambs $17.00-18.00, some 115# $16.50; Good
and Choice 90-98# fleshy feeder lambs $15.70.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading on stocker and feeder cat-
tle and calves slow. Several hundred Good
and Choice 580-450# stock steer calves sold
from $27.00-29.00; 100 Choice 575# steers
$50.00; Good and Choice heifer calves $25.00-
25.00, instances $26.00 on Choice.
At Casper, Wyoming 90,000# of 1958
ewes wool sold at 52.020 per grease pound,
delivered Boston; 40,000# 1959 ewes
wool original bag 500 in the grease F.O.B.
Douglas, Wyoming.


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
: Cattle : Calves : Hogs : Sheep
Market : Dec. T9:thDec. 90"sDc7 T9-:ec7. O:Dic7. 19-bec. 0~:-Dc7 19":"- DeE.J2
: 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
Chicago ........ 49,397 47,295 526 445 46,005 50,145 15,021 12,705
Cincinnati ..... 2,926 3,748 558 783 12,456 10,264 1,522 1,251
Denver ......... 10,682 8,495 1,565 530 6,253 5,675 13,574 12,187
Fort Worth ..... 4,575 4,850 1,478 1,526 1,717 1,791 5,349 2,785
Indianapolis ... 6,075 7,026 592 515 57,274 50,855 4,523 5,791
Kansas City .... 24,539 18,377 1,594 1,252 18,851 14,558 4,595 5,554
Oklahoma City .. 8,905 7,366 979 698 2,5536 2,905 740 708
Omaha .......... 45,929 56,208 2,199 1,421 68,015 46,711 15,725 10,144
St. Joseph ..... 16,009 12,916 739 434 40,745 29,198 5,570 5,928
St. Louis NSY .. 15,221 15,442 2,072 2,192 74,151 55,989 6,887 6,040
Sioux City ..... 34,546 27,177 4,969 1,415 55,798 55,205 10,515 6,707
S. St. Paul .... 21,285 21,482 9,891 10908 66,273 60,585 14,873 14,5390
Total .......... 257,685 208,582 26,562 22,117 450,054 559,455 92,490 80,146
Dec. 12, 1959 .. 248,469 54,196 463,191 121,529
INTERIOR IOWA AND-------------------------------------------- SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


Dec. 19, 1959 Dec. 12, 1959
Hogs .... 449,000 461,000
Sheep ... 27,600 27,600


Dec. 20, 1958
412,000
26,800






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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /

Number of head Percent of total Average weight
N o by grades (pounds)
GrlaADe *-- -- -- -- ----- -- -- --- -- -- -- -


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

Prim......... .
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.....


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


5 Week ended
: Dec. 17 : Dec. 183 Dec. 173 Dec. 18: Dec. 17: Dec. 18: Dec. 175 DecI 18
: 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
CHICAGO
2,673 4,697 7.5 15.2 1,276 1,218 27.19 28.14
22,470 18,141 65.4 58.8 1,165 1,181 25.54 26.98
8,080 7,261 22.8 23.5 1,128 1,149 25.80 25.66
1,682 658 4.7 2.1 1,006 1,074 22.52 24.55
144 91 .4 .5 1,405 1,598 20.90 22.71
575 10 1.2 .1 1,049 912 18.85 21.40


50,858

"502 "
7,592
7,789
418
552
17,0553

496
7,486
3,543
466
103
12,094

7
1,229
4,512
1,169

72
6,989


1,011
1,697
1,470

118
4,296


6
1,509
5,155
1,096
34
5,600


OMAHA
1.0 3.0
41.5 44.5
50.9 45.7
5.5 4.8
1.1 2.0

SIOUX CITY
~s o76 c5'T


58.9
56.7
2.6
.8


55,424

""175
7,075
8,669
928
185
17,050

--- r25
7,692
4,790
554
104
13,045

356
1,776
5,844
1,047

154
6,857


15.0
45.0
58.2

5.8


61.9
29.53
3.9
.8


23.5
39.5
54.2

2.8


- ST. -OSmP -
.7 1
48.5 25.4
40.8 56.53
9.6 19.6
.4 .6

Th ~"DNVER ~"~"


1,157

~1184- -
1,144
1,120
1,101
1,010
1,128


1,158
1,101
1,079
1,108
1,122

~ 1,'105 ~
1,112
1,117
1,109

1,106
1,114



1,057
1,065
1,021

925
1,042


1,176
1,109
1,119
1,089
1,057
1,111


1,178

"1,'109~
1,178
1,144
1,252
1,142
1,162

1,-l54-
1,171
1,144
1,029
1,141
1,157


1,105
1,100
1,074

1,067
1,096


1,113
1,064
1,067

1,066
1,076


1,0953
1,111
1,106
1,091
1,031
1,104


Prime.......... -- -- -- -- -- -
Choice......... 1,078 2,4953, 54.8 61.0 1,165 1,209
Good........... 785 1,468 59.8 56.0 1,203 1,160
Standard....... 96 124 4.9 3.0 1,081 1,065
Utility........ 11 -- .5 915 --
All grades..... 1,968 4,085 1,174 1,187
I/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


25.07

-W. 41-
24.74
25.05
19.80
17.68
25.58

-26.37
24.37
25.06
20.55
18.58
25.77

27.31
24.74
22.86
20.47

17.80
22.89


25.153
25.49
21.55

17.87
22.71


26.79
24.19
22.14
19.18
16.42
22.87



25.49
25.82
18.65
17.29
24.46


26.79

~ 27'.95~
26.55
24.97
23.25
22.17
25.55

~ '7".'8~
26.52
25.50
24.12
22.51
26.10

28.25
26.51
24.90
25.54

21.68
24.90


26.26
25.47
24.17

21.85
25.12


28.00
26.60
24.94
23.62
21.88
25.06



26.97
25.93
22.28

26.48


UA* VJ


- YXfN&sA
.5
26.0
56.0
15.3

2.2


705
2,458
2,068

205
5,412


54
5,506
2,953
692
25
7,250


18.6
64.6
16.7

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&7 LOUIS '9NSY






1018
FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER

"Dec. 1 'Dec. 10i Dec. 18; Nov. 1 Nov. : July -Nov.
1959 1959 j 1958 ? 1959 1958 : 1959 1958...
Steers- 1001,up 1,061 976 1,252 2,547 3,187 17,386 21,115
901-1000 2,752 1,645 5,202 9,165 7,5361 57,784 57,045
801.900 5,018 4,335 2,540 21,490 16,540 104,616 98,940
701480 6,428 5,701 5,650 42,764 27,475 166,265 159,750
501-700 11,050 11,069 7,066 72,279 53,694 332,445 280,551

Total steers 10 mkts. 26,509 25,724 17,710 148,245 108,057 678,494 597,381
Av. wts." 740# 728# 759# 711# 715# 718# 728#
Av.cost*" $22.85 $25.23 $26.25 $25.75 $27.20 $25.32 $26.28
"Chicago 22.85 22.72 25.66 25.46 27.59 26.25 26.38
"Ks.City 22.55 22.30 25.76 25.54 26.46 24.81 25.56
"Omaha 25.09 24.47 26.97 24.85 28.40 26.46 27.49
"S. St. Paul 21.55 21.72 25.10 21.80 25.21 23.75 24.72
"Sioux City 24.96 25.23 27.14 24.86 28.02 26.55 27.11
"Denver 25.91 24.22 26.58 24.65 27.86 25.61 27.28
"Ft. Worth 21.41 21.11 26.97 20.85 24.84 24.08 25.09
Oklo.City 21.44 20.79 26.57 21.76 25.96 24.11 25.19
S.St. Joseph 22.21 21.25 26.45 22.52 26.52 24.69 25.19
Nat. Stk.Yds. 20.63 22.15 24.64 22.79 24.87 24.15 24.40
Total calves-10 mkts. 18,752 24,777 14,275 148,826 129,490 442,140 424,052
heifers 1* 2,824 3,536 6,352 24,768 19,370 124,691 126,459
cove 9 1,552 2,786 1,674 9,496 12,006 24,607 61,089
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Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED FEDERAL INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
s Beef ~ Veal s Pork I Lamb s "btal 'Total
Week ---- ----- t ec.rdLand Mutton meat lard
ended : Nu- Prodd. 1 Nwu: Prod. Nwt Prod. : Nm.-: Prod. :prod. 'prod.
L bE j ber e bar s ber:_b r _
1.000 mil.1b. 1.000 mil.1b. 1.000 il.jlb. la m! i. ml. bmil.b.ml .b.
Dec. 19,1959 545 204.6 105 11.5 1,545 209.5 250 11.5 436.7 --
Dec. 12,1959 580 226.5 110 11.9 1,710 255.8 500 14.7 486.9 --
Dec. 5,1959/. 371 -- 117 -- 1,673 -- 504 56.5
Dec. 20,1958W/ 513 187.5 115 12.1 1,5312 178.7 199 9.8 587.9 44.7
Percentage change from:
Dec. 12,1959 -9 -10 -5 -5 -10 -10 -25 -25 -10 -
Dec. 20,_1958 10 9 -7 -7 18 17 16 15 13 --


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ended

Dec. 19,195<
Dec. 12,195<
Dec. 5,195i
Dec. 20,195i
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------- A-erae _wAi ilb_. s:Lard
s Cattle t Calves Hogs Sheep yield
- ------ ------ -/: and- Itas per -
L I..Lxejrassets _Le_ e .14v 1Dre da di s Live _IDr~aged: I.gw. DEeaedill00 b.
3 1040 595 190 108 240 156 101 49 --
3 1045 596 190 108 242 157 101 49 --
9 1045 596 195 111 243 158 101 49 --
8 1062 598 188 107 240 156 100 49 .14.
daughter. j/ Excludes lard.


TOTAL MEATS, MEAT PRODUCTS, AND BYPRODUCTS GRADED, 01
COMPLYING WITH SPECIFICATIONS BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT
: : Veal : La :
Month : Beef : and : yearling, : Total
: : calf : and mutton:
- - - --o ~,o o^
1,000# 1,000# 1,000# 1,OOO#
November 1959 554,899 15,113 20,425 570,437
October 1959 622,482 18,851 22,045 665,5378
November 1958 486,217 12,652 19,266 518,155


R CERTIFIED AS
OF AGRICULTURE
:All-othe : Grand
: meats : total
: and lard :
1,000# 1,000#
15,285 5835,722
15,597 676,775
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Classification


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

Heifers -
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Good 500-900
Standard-All wts.
Covews All weights-
Commercial
Utility
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Calves 500# dn.-
Choice
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Good U a
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Heifers -
Choice 500-750
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Calves 300-500#-
Steers -
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Heifers -
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Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Los Angeles

Dec. Dec. Dec. :Dec. Dec. :Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
19 3 20 19 20 19 20 19 20 19 20
1959 :1958 1959 1958 1959 1958 :1959 1958 1959 1958

Sla phter cattle calves and dealers


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27.12-
25.62
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25.50
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22.45
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15.80
14.62
15.52


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28.02
27.52
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25.62
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17.78
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25.12
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52.50
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26.68
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14.62
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25.58
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
.-...- ......... .......----------------- -......... f........................ ................
Louis : Kan- : S. S. I 8-
Chi- NatI. sas : Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City vmaa City Joseph Paul apolis cornm.
Yards bined
------------------------------------------------------&----
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 1.00 .."und..
Barrows Dec. 19,1959 11.69 11.64 11.48 11.45 11.31 11.45 11.59 12.01 11.55
and Dec. 12,1959 12.06 12.11 11.98 11.91 11.78 11.96 11.76 12.50 11.98
gifts Dec. 20,1958 18.20 18.55 17.88 17.49 17.57 17.75 17.61 18.70 17.87
--------- ---------------------------t----------- -------------
Dec. 19,1959 8.66 8.85 8.08 8.59 8.52 8.55 8.55 8.58 8.56
Sows Dec. 12,1959 8.85 9.26 8.85 8.95 8.64 9.08 9.04 8.70 8.95
Dec. 20,1958 14.51 14.03 14.25 15.95 15.77 14.14 15.85 14.55 14.04
AVEAG ^ v--"----"-"---"--------------^^-----------------"-------^-- ..
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 19,1959 230 219 254 258 258 227 227 225 229
and Dec. 12,1959 252 222 255 259 257 228 229 226 251
gilts Dec. 20,1958 232 225 230 241 239 230 255 334 252
------ w ---A?5--- 2----- ------- ----- 0---- -- --- -- ------------ ---- ----- -- -- --- -
Dec. 19,1959 446 406 425 427 426 414 415 456 424
Sows Dec. 12,1959 451 599 429 426 429 404 416 442 425
Dec. 20.1958 458 450 441 439 427 414 2. 45- 5..
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 19,1959 34699 64911 16764 56957 48419 36016 52877 31503 342146
and Dec. 12,1959 45211 64747 18175 62594 57492 55592 58486 52682 570779
gilts Dec. 20,1958 59107 45161 12928 59521 48515 26011 47876 25554 284075
Dec. 19,1959 5455 6347 1659 6764 4058 3548 5014 5840 36485
Sow* Dec. 12,1959 6774 7592 1455 7405 4854 5011 5778 4942 41609
Dec....201958..4885 42581.... 5. O A ...49.15 ... ... 45... 5...29 ..
sows Percentage of total
Dec. 19,1959 14 9 9 11 8 9 9 11 10
Dec. 12,1959 14 10 7 11 8 8 9 15 10
Dec. 20,1958 11 9 8 11 8 7 10 11 10
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I/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Hog products I/ [ Hog prices o r marm 3/
Dec. 19, 1959 14.11 $12.32 $1.79
Dec. 12, 1959 14.92 12.60 2.52
Dec. 20, 1958 20.47 18.90 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,
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
................. -- ... -, ---------"-, 6.. ----------------------------------....
Barrows and Corn, Hog-corn
Week ended gilts : No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per u Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
............. -- -- -- -- -- ---- --- --- ---- --- --- --- ---- --- --- ---
Dec. 19, 1959 11.69 109.0 10.7
Dec. 12, 1959 12.06 108.9 11.1
Dec. 20 1958 18.20 116.2 15.7
I/ Simple average price.







SHEEP AND LAMBS:


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SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) All wsts.
Choice Dec. 19, 1959 17.55
Dec. 20, 1958 19.10
Good Dec. 19, 1959 7 7 16.90
Dec. 20, 1958 18.10
EMES: (Wooled) All Zat.
Good and Dec. 19, 1959 4.50
Choice Dec. 20, 1958 6.50
Cull and Dec.719, 1959 3.75
Utility Dec. 20, 1958 6.50
FEEDER LAMBS All wts. -
Good and Dec. 19, 1959 .
Choice Dec. 20, 1958 -
Shorn basis.


17.60
19.05
16.72
18.12

5.50
7.75
4.12
6.50

17.00
20.25


17.48 16.75
19.10 18.00
16.85i 16.25
18.50 17.45


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8.15
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UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BI REGIONS
NOVEMBER 1959 WITH COMPARISONS (Thousand head)


Region : Cattle
- -: _19 9 195


N. Atlantic
S. Atlantic
N.C. States
N.C. States
N.C. States


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States .
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- N. Western
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116
355
257
492
146
139
96
180


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0 96 81
4 22 28
5 164 172
5 62 66
2 16 11
0 55 59
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:1959 I'1958


495
511
1,367
2,677
678
472
105
232


443
232
1,209
2,278
462
372
85
176


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174 168
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125 107
314 285
68 48
96 46
128 111
164 120


Total . .1,462 1,502 438 441 6,337 5,258 1,070 883
Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): November 1959 Horses
8068; Goats 5,996; November 1958 Horses 10,086; Goats 11,987*
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.
1/ Not available for publication.

PIG CROP REPORT DECEMBER 1959

The 1959 pig crop totaled 101.6 million head, 8 percent more than the 1958
crop of 94.5 million head, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This year's
crop was the largest since the record 121.8 million head produced in 1945. The
spring pig crop at 58.6 million was up 12 percent from that of 1958, and the fall
crop of 45.0 million was up 2 percent. The increase in the spring crop resulted
from an increase in the number of sows farrowing, coupled with a slight increase in
pigs saved per litter. The larger fall crop came as the result of a 5 percent increase
in sows farrowing which more than offset the 5 percent decline in pigs saved per litter.
Reports on breeding intentions indicate 7,510,000 sows to farrow in the spring of
1960, 12 percent less than the number farrowing last spring. If these intentions mate-
rialize and the number of pigs per litter equals the 10-year average with an allowance
for upward trend, the 1960 spring pig crop would be approximately 52.0 million head. A
crop of this size would be 11 percent less than the 1959 spring crop.
The complete Pig Crop Report will appear in the December 29 issue of this publi-
cation.
12/22/59


WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS


er 100 pounds

: Kansas Fort
)IBaha: City I Worth : Denver
2 : :






1024


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


NEW YORK Non-locally dressed: Trading
was moderately active for steer and cow beef
hindquarters, and very active on ribs, while
beef arm chucks sold slowly. Outlet was fair
for lamb on Monday, but poor later in the week.
Demand was narrow for pork loins early in the
week, however, trading turned fairly active
late, and clearances were generally complete.
Veal and calf carcasses and wholesale cuts were
in poor demand. Volume of steer beef, veal,
lamb and pork was normal; calf and cow beef
moderate.
Compared with Friday the week previous t
Steer beef carcass prices 500 lower; cow beef
steady to weak; calf generally weak, instances
$1.00 off; Good to Prime veal carcasses $1.00-
2.00 lower, Standard $5.00-4.00 off; lamb $1.00-
2.00 lower; pork loins $1.00 to mostly $5.00
lower; Boston butts $2.00 lower; skinned hams
$1.00-2.00 off; spareribs $1.00 lower.
Locally dressed: Prices for Choice and
Prime steer hindquarters were steady to strong,
ribs $1.00-4.00 higher, arm chucks $1.00-5.00
lower, mainly $2.00 off. Veal, calf and lamb
prices were unchanged but generally weak. De-
clines of $2.00-4.00 were recorded on pork loins.
Prices on kosher steer forequarters and lamb
foresaddles were largely $1.00 lower, while quo-
tations on kosher veal and calf were unaltered.
Outlet was fair for steer hindquarters, ribs,
pork Boston butts and spareribs, but narrow for
other traefer fresh meats. Trading was fairly
active for small lots of Choice and Prime kosher
steer beef, however, very slow for bulk kosher
steer beef, lamb, veal and calf. Production Pf
steer beef, lamb and pork was near normal, with
output of veal and calf moderate.

CHICAGO Fresh pork supplies liberal through
most of the period with volume of other fresh
meats normal. Most steer and heifer beef graded
Good and Choice and bulk of the lamb weighed 55-
65#. Broad outlet prevailed for beef ribs and
loins at higher prices with hotel and restaurant
supply operators most aggressive. Arm and
squarecut chucks on the other hand were hard to
sell and prices declined as much as $5.00. Steer
and heifer carcasses declined for the third
straight week in a moderately active trade with
the greatest decline on heifer beef. Veal mostly
$1.00 lower in a dull trade, least downturn on
Choice and Prime offerings. Trading moderately
active on lamb early, but rather slow late.
Ribs and loins finding best outlet of lamb cuts.
Trading on fresh pork was slow, however, demand
was fairly good at the close. A good portion
of the pork loins sold for freezer account.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer and,
heifer beef 50f-1.00 lower; cow beef steady to


$1.00 lower; veal and lamb mostly $1.00
lower; pork loins 8-16# steady; Boston butts
4-8# $1.00-2.00 lower; spareribs 5# down
steady.

PACIFIC COAST Choice steer beef under
600# continued in small supply, while other
steer and cow beef carcasses were moderate and
in instances were slightly liberal for a typi-
cal pre-Christmas curtailed demand. Calf sup-
plies were moderate with veal fully adequate.
Lamb continued liberal with accumulations. Most
fresh pork cuts were liberal and accumulating
while smoked skinned hams were moderate but
adequate for a fairly good Christmas demand.
Prices compared with last week's close: Choice
steer beef steady to 500 higher except some
sales 650-700# 500 lower at Los Angeles; other
steer along with cow beef steady to $1.00
higher; calf mostly steady except $2.00-5.00
higher at San Francisco; veal steady to $2.00
lower, the decline at San Francisco; lamb
$1.00-4.00 lower, the greatest downturn at Los
Angeles; fresh pork loins steady to $3.00
lower; other fresh pork steady to $1.00 lower;
smoked skinned hams steady to $1.00 higher,
sliced bacon steady to $1.00 lower; other pork
and lard about steady.

SHIP SAILINGS WITH MEAT FOR U. S. -
The Agricultural Attache in Australia re-
ports the following ship sailings with beef
for the United States. The Gloucester sailed
Nov. 11 with 1,854,560# for Los Angeles,
1,650,720# for San Francisco, 1,019,200# for
Seattle and 418,880# for Chicago; Nottingham,
Nov. 22 with 2,257,920# for New York, 188,160#
for Boston and 129,920# for Chicago.
Note: Cities listed indicate location
of pur-'sers and in some instances meat may
be diverted for sale to other areas.

CARLOT MEAT REPORT Trading on carlots
of beef and lamb carcasses was slow with de-
mand rather poor. Price trends were unevenly
lower on steer and heifer carcasses. At Chi-
cago steer and heifer beef closed 500-1.00
lower for the week with the greatest decline
on heifer. Choice steer beef sold 500-1.00
lower at Omaha and Philadelphia with Good
steady to weak at Philadelphia but $1.00-1.50
lower at Omaha. At Denver steer beef closed
mostly $1.00-1.50 lower and sales at New York
were largely 500 off. Heifer beef closed
mainly $1.00 lower at Omaha, and steady to 500
lower at Denver. Lamb carcasses sold 500-2.00
lower, large volume $1.00 off.






1025


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
(In dollars per 100 pounds)
S New York Chicago : San Francisco Los Ang------------------------------------eles
New York : Chicago : San Francisco : Los Angeles


Classification


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#
Choice 500-600
600-700


Good 400-600
Standard 350-600
Cow beef, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 55-45#


Choice


Good, all wt
Pork Fresh -
Loins


45-55
45-55
55-65


s.

8-12#
L2-16


Butts 4-8
Pork Cured -
Hams, sink. skd. -


12-16#
16-18
Bacon, sink. Slab -
6-8#
8-10
Sliced, 1# pkg.
Picnics, sink.,4-8#
Lard, l# carton -
Refined
Note: Quotations at N
cured pork cuts between
BULK

Classification
Steer beef -
Choice 600-700#


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Lamb -
Choice


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

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

55-45#
45-55
55-65


: Dec.
: 19
: 1959

48.10

44.60
42.35


Dec.
20
1958

46.75

46.40
43.75


Dec.
19
1959


42.44
42.00
39.84
58.50


: Dec.
S20
1958

45.00
45.25
45.25
42.50
41.50


Dec.
19
1959_


44.50
45.25
43.00
59.50


Dec.
20
1958


46.00
45.00
45.50
40.75


Dec.
19
1959


44.00
42.94
42.00
40.00


: Dec.
: 20
:1958


45.94
44.94
44.00
43.00


54.00 38.25 29.75 55.25 52.50 39.00 32.00 39.00
33.25 56.75 29.38 54.50 50.50 57.50 31.50 38.25


61.10
48.80
44.20

42.30
41.80
39.85
39.00
39.50

55.35
34.40
31.60


59.50
51.00
48.00

45.30
44.70
42.75
40.70
42.00

47.60
46.70
42.00


52.75
46.88
41.75



38.38
57.25
35.56

32.10
30.95
26.60


55.62
49.75
45.88

42.75
42.75
41.69
59.00
58.58

43.88
42.50
38.62


53.00



59.25
56.75
59.00

40.00
38.00
54.00


55.00


43.50
45.00
40.00
42.50

51.00
51.00
42.00


38.50
38.50
55.38
35.38

56.75
56.75
33.50


44.00
44.00
41.25
41.58

48.50
48.50
40.00


41.50 57.00 48.75 56.94 51.50 57.50 50.25 57.50
40.50 55.00 45.50 55.69 47.00 56.00 48.25 56.00


27.50
28.25
55.00
28.50


12.75
Few York
Chicago


42.50
47.70
33.50


31.75
29.00
58.75
51.50


50.44
48.75
52.62
55.58


59.00
50.00


15.50 11.25 14.00 15.50
exclude locally dressed fresh meats.


51.00
49.00
52.00
36.00

20.00
Variation


40.35
29.00


44.00
43.50
52.88
55.50


13.75 17.00
in prices in some


and New York due in part to differences in processing and packaging.


PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DEC. 18, 1959
Prices paid F.O.B. : Prices delivered
- ChicagDenver Omaha -_ e-v- e York -- Philadelphia-


40.00-41.00
39.00-59.50
38.00-38.50

38.00-58.50
37.50-58.0OC

38.50-39.00
58.00-38.50
36.00-57.00
36.00-57.00

36.00-56.50
56.00-36.50
55.00-55.50


39.00-39.50
58.00
37.00

38.00-39.00


39.00-41.00
58.00-58.50



35.50
33.50
52.50


39.25-39.75
38.00-38.25
37.00-37.25

36.75-37.25
36.00-36.75

37.50-38.50
37.00-37.50
35.00-36.00
35.00-35.50

35.25-36.25
33.75-35.25
33.25


42.00-45.00
40.50-41.50
59.50-40.50
40.00-41.00
59.00-41.00
37.50-58.50


40.00-40.50


58.00-41.00
36.00-57.00
55.00-36.00


42.00-42.50
41.00-41.50
39.00-40.00

38.50-39.00
38.00-39.00


37.00-38.00
36.00-57.00
55.00-56.00


*f






1026


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


With the year-end holiday season ap-
proaching, trading of greasy domestic
worsted wools was slow in the Boston market
with sales totaling about 3 cars. Prices
continued firm. Demand was good for medium
fleece wools but supply was restricted.
Some pulled wool handlers reported a good
weight sold at firm prices. Noile were
slow but about steady while buyers showed
a little more interest in scoured shorn
wools. Activity in the domestic primary
areas was very slow.
r Midweek cables from Australia reported
active trading with prices steady to 20
higher. Eastern Europe, Japan and England
were the principal operators. Prices at
the Cape markets were firm under general
competition. New Zealand quotations ad-
vanced about 2% with China dominating the
market for medium and coarse cross-bred
wools with keen competition from the Conti-
nent, Bradford and Japan. The South Ameri-
can markets were generally slow but Argen-
tine carpet wool prices continued strong.
Fleece Wools Low quarter-blood staple
fleece wool grading 48/50s sold around
$1.04-1.05 clean basis.
Territory Wools Original bag bulk
fine with some half-blood good French comb-
ing and staple territory wool sold around
$1.25-1.26 clean. Imperial Valley, Calif.
lambs wool, bulk fine and half-blood sold
mostly around 48-50# grease basis to the
growers.
Texas Wools Activity in Texas was
limited.
Mohair Prices paid in Texas con-
tinued at $1.01i for adult and $1.31l for
kid hair to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Spot greasy New Zeal-
and good average 44/46s carding fleeces
sold around $1.05 clean basis, duty paid.
The Australian auctions recessed for the
holiday season on December 17 and will
resume sales on January 11. New Zealand
closed at Timaru on December 18. Cabled
quotations at week's end follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scouring


yields, in bond.
Australia
61 $1.27
62 1.23
63 1.18
New Zealand
86 970
93 94#
834 930


- Oil
432
433
434
- Oil
100
107
114
128


combed
- $1.16
- 1.07
- 1.06
combed
- 9W#
- 92#
- 910
- 89o


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.17
12 1.15 22 $1.11
17 1.11 27 1.05
47 1.13 32 1.00
48 1.11
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools
was slow with the larger mills temporarily
out of the market. Greasy Buenos Aires
November second clip 36/40s were quoted
at 84 -85 ; March wool around 82o; New
Zealand carpet fleeces from 88-92# and
crutchings from 76-790, all clean fibers
present for shipment. Spot greasy carpet
wools were quoted as follows: White
Aleppos around 82-830, white Pakistan/India
79-81# and New Zealand wools from 85-88w,
clean fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
58s 2-3" Stained $1.11
58/56s 2-3" Gray .88
56/58s 1l-2f" White 1.15
56s 2-3" Choice white 1.16
56s 2-3" Paint wool 1.04
Scoured Pulled Foreign
Aust. 58/60s 1-2" white 1.17
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
64s 2-3" Gd. to Choice $1.32
60s Ave. 2j" Choice 1.20
589 Ave. 3" Choice 1.20
58s 2-3" Seedy Def. 1.07
Greasy Pulled Foreign
(Clean basis, duty paid All for
shipment)
Arg. 58s lambs are. 31 Gd. to Super $1.25
N.Z. 56/589 lambs 2-3" Gd. to Super 1.22
N.Z. 56s 2-3P" lambs Gd. to Super 1.20
Scoured Shorn Domestic
62/60s Ave. 2" Gd. color $1.05
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was
slow with inquiry for medium grades and
prices easier compared to last week.
Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.99 $1.96
64. 1.93 1.90
62s 1.87 1.82
60s 1.82 1.73
58/604 1.78 1.67
CLOSING PUTURES QUOTATIONS -Dec. 17, 1959
(Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the N.Y.
Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.60
December wool 1.241
March wool tops 1.63
March wool 1.281


1.281





1027


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR
(USDA ARS Heat Inspection Division)
NOVEMBER 1959
--- -- -- PesE meats an edible ofal
Country of origin Seef and T Tamb and Pork
V Veal Mautton P or
---------------- ---- -----------
Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina............ --
Ai.. 4uSaM4. 1 A19 .7 17 77 --


AUDUiUL~U..O*Oe***eee ~
Brazil............. C C -


9, ,


Canada............... 1,782,374 57,559
Denmark.............. -- --
Germany.............. -
Holland.............. -- --
Ireland.............. 8,190,670 --
Mwzico............... 2,965,981 --
New Zealand.......... 7,654,101 750,108
Paraguay.....**...... -- --
Poland............... -
Uruguay*............. -- -
All others........... 4,069,505 1,187,712
Total Nov. 1959.... 38,055,266 3,570,056
Nov. 1958.... 37 162 573 1721 600
Refused or condemned: -


Nov. 1959....
Nov. 1958....
-


Country of origin :t
C


Argentina........... .
Australia............
Brazil...............
Canada.*.......,,.,,.,
Germark..............

Holland.............
Ireland..............
Mexico..............
New Zealand..........
Paraguay.............
Poland...............
Uruguay............ e
All others...........
Total Nov. 1959
Nov. 1958
Refused or condemned:
Nov. 1959
Nov. 1958


259,977 -
251,788 33,560

-- -Cn e- meata
Beef Pork :
: a
-----------
Pounds Pounds
,275,145 -
10,3552 --
615,742 --
14,171 294,291
19,956 2,426,299
274,535
-- 5,502,525
144 --


445,116 --
-- 2,014,145
366,5330 -
5,181 25,103
,748,115 87534698"
.,968,589 8,588,519


3355,444
1,745


27,852
35,052


2,857,745





512



8,519
2,866,576
6 110 415


1,762


- -7 Tausage 7

Misc'l. t(Trichina:
: treated):
Pounds Pounds
-m --


15,152 4,758
241,872 175,405
205 25,327
29,118 10,798




252,108 --


145,687
662,140
905,226


85,496
297,784
114,870


IMPORTATION


bre ~L'a
Beef
a
Pounds
422,981

186,967
210






166,641


1,850
778,649



151,610


Gene
misc
lane
Pou
986,
117,

324,'
2,(









5,2
L4346,
620,9


------ -


45,817
27,854


17,096


meats -
SPork

Pounds

18

523,118
6,700
11,717
54,616
14,114





8,843
599,126
9379,626


8,715
1,501


raT
e1-
Mus


: Total


ids Pounds
298 5,684,422
L90 15,114,854
-- 802,709
711 5,874,089
598 2,872,950
- 509,582
-- 5,577,057
-- 8,204,928
- 2,965,981
- 8,584,521
-- 609,757
-- 2,246,255
- 566,550
60 5,5533,154
L57 62,546,567
718 75,708,254

-- 572,881
- 504,852


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


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




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

U. S. Department of Agriculture 3 1262 08735 7090
Washington 25, D. C. U. ma 1.....2. 0 AgAcu-.ure
OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Form AMS-12/22/59
Permit No. 1001




University of Florida
Documents Librarian
11-4-59 The University Libraries
LS-CLS Gainesville, Fla.



------------------------------------------------------
COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOVEMBER 50, 1959
Red meat holdings totaled 462 million pounds on December 1. These stocks were 10 percent
above December 1, 1958 but 4 percent below average. Seasonal gains in beef stocks totaled 6
million pounds during November. A year earlier beef stocks were increased by 21 million pounds
while the average net gain is 54 million. Beef holdings totaled 169 million pounds on December
1--up 7 percent compared with the same date last year and 4 percent above the 1954-58 average.
Pork holdings were increased 51 million pounds during November compared with 50 million for the
same period last year and 73 million the average. Stocks of pork totaled 216 million pounds on
December 1. Although 15 percent below average, these stocks were 17 percent above holdings on
December 1, 1958. Frozen pork items, picnics, hams, and bellies all increased during November.
Frozen pork bellies showed the largest gain, 15 million pounds, up 60 percent. Frozen picnics
were up 52 percent and frozen hams were up 7 percent.
UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOV. 30, 1959 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)
: November : November : October : November
Commodity : 1954-58 av. : 1958 : 1959 : 1959
------------------------------------------ ^QQ ^ -----ooib" T1o0ib7
1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 100 l. 1, lb.
Beef:
Frozen . 152,105 145,566 152,548 158,925
In cure and cured . 9,876 15,070 10,117 10,160
Total . 161,981 158,616 162,665 169,085
Pork, frozen:
Picnics . / 6,245 4,571 6,947
Hams. . / 27,504 56,917 59,412
Bellies . 50,220 25,540 40,977
Other frozen pork cuts. 65,714 74,092 78,437
Total . 164,469 129,481 141,120 165,775
Pork in cure or cured:
Dry salt bellies. . I/ 10,197 6,095 8,855
Other dry salt pork I/ 7,772 6,518 6,607
Other pork cuts . 5/ 56,988 31,092 34,542
Total . 84,595 54,957 45,705 50,004
Total pork .. 248,864 184,438 184,825 215,777
Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen. . 15,5553 12,997 8,024 9,056
Lamb and mutton, frozen 8,801 9,280 12,500 11,660
Canned meats in cooler. 46,071 53,564 52,805 56,864
Total all meats . 481,250 418,715 420,617 469.422
Lard, rendered and refined 2/ 84,785 67,938 80,400 4/
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork . 6,614 4,796 2,156 1,878
Beef. . 7,149 1,746 1,450 1,270
~- W-Not reported separately prior to 1957. V/ In dry and cold storage as reported by Bureau of
Census. 5/ Government holdings are included in the totals and consist of reported stocks held by
U.S.D.A., the Armed Services and other Government agencies. 4/ Not available.




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