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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 28, No. 4


Week ended January 23


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts (with Yearly Totals) .


Steer Sale Statistics . .
Feeder and Stocker Statistics .*
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics .
Sheep and Lamb Prices .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews *
Wholesale Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review .


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Special to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, December 1959
and Calendar Year 1959 . . .
Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned under
Federal Inspection, Nov. 29, 1959 Jan. 2, 1960 .
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered for
Importation, December 1959 .
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat
Production, December and Calendar Year 1959 .
Total Meats Graded or Certified, December 1959 .
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed
for Entry into the United States, December 1959 and Year
1959 . . . .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Weather played an important roll in
livestock marketing and price trends in the
midwest. Snow and cold curtailed receipts,
particularly on Monday when prices advanced
on most livestock. However, later in the
period cattle marketing were liberal and
prices declined. Good to Prime slaughter
steers under 1150# sold steady to 500 higher
for the week at most centers while other weights
and grades sold steady to $1.00 lower. Bar-
rows and gilts found good demand and sold
strong to 750 higher. Prices on slaughter
lambs were steady to 500 higher over most of
the area.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Weather
and road conditions upset normal marketing
patterns, a development which was reflected in
abnormal distribution of receipts and uneven
price trends. Early week storms sharply cur-
tailed receipts at Western Corn Belt markets,
but with improved road conditions, Wednesday's
run was the largest midweek supply in 3 years.
This coupled with less urgent demand for
beef saw opening price upturns on most cat-
tle shaded or turned into declines. Good to
Prime steers under 1150# best resisted late
downward price pressure, and such cattle sold
mainly steady to 500 higher for the week. Most
other weights and grades of steers closed
steady to $1.00 lower, the principal excep-
tion at St. Louis National Stock Yards where
all slaughter cattle sold 500 higher. Con-
tinuing good demand for cattle that would
produce a carcass of beef weighing 700# down
resulted in steady to 500 higher prices for
most heifers, and was also a factor in the
two-way trend in the steer trade. At all mar-
kets weight continued more of a price deter-
mining factor than usual, this being clearly
evident in Chicago where steers 1350# up
closed mostly $1.00 lower. The percentage
of slaughter steers increased, with the number
of beef steers at the 7 markets reaching
98,971, the largest for any week of record
since these data were first compiled in Jan-
uary 1955. This total was about 10,000 above
the previous week and 17,000 above a year
earlier. The reduced supply of slaughter cows
sold steady to 500 higher except steady to 500
lower at St. Joseph and Oklahoma City. Bulls
sold steady to 500 higher; vealers steady to
$1.00 higher.
Numerous loads Prime 1115-1465# steers
$28.50-29.00 in Chicago early with load 1328#
$29.25. Late bulk such cattle $28.00-28.50,
Choice bulking at $25.00-27.50 with under 1100#
up to $28.00 and over 1400# down to $24.50.
Elsewhere high-Choice and Prime steers real-
ized $27.25-28.25, 2 loads 967# mixed steer
and heifer yearlings $29.50 at St. Joseph.


Choice steers closed from $24.50-27.00 with
weights under 1150# mainly $25.50-27.00, in-
stances $27.50; Good and low-Choice $22.50-
25.50. Good and low-Choice fed heifers sold
from $22.50-25.50, or about the same as com-
parable grade steers. The relatively high
level of heifer prices compared to steer sales
was illustrated at Omaha where all grades of
heifers averaged $24.96 the first 3 days of
the week compared to $24.72 for steers. This
is due mainly to the average weight of heifers
being considerably below that of steers.
Choice and mixed Choice and Prime heifers
realized $25.50-27.75 during the week.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Weather played an important role in the mar-
ket as storms and bad road conditions over
much of the midwest and western area not only
tended to further curtail marketing but also
curtailed early week demand. However, outlet
generally proved fully adequate to absorb sup-
plies at midwest as well as southwest termi-
nals. The temporarily curtailed outlet in a
few instances influenced moderate weakness
but for the most part prices were steady to
strong. At Kansas City and So. St. Paul a
steady to 500 higher trend prevailed. At Den-
ver, where the annual stock show attracted
over 14,000 head for a commercial feeder auc-
tion, prices usually were maintained on a
steady basis. Slaughter cattle prices toward
midweek showed a lower trend and this, along
with the severe weather conditions and the
recent USDA estimate of a 9 percent increase
in the number of cattle and calves on feed
might well have been expected to curtail out-
let for stockers and feeders. However, on the
other side of the ledger are factors contrib-
uting to a fairly widespread demand. For
example, the composite average price of all
slaughter steers at the 7 markets was $25.52
or only $1.57 lower than a year ago whereas
the average price of stocker and feeder steers
at 10 markets for the week at $24.12 was $3.63
lower than a year ago. Apparently to many
this represented a fairly attractive feeding
margin, particularly since very abundant sup-
plies of feeds are stockpiled throughout the
midwest.
Good and Choice yearling stock steers
sold from $24.00-27.50, Choice 562# short year-
lings $30.00; Medium and low-Good stockers
$19.50-23.50. Few Choice 750-800# feeder
steers brought $26.00, majority Good and Choice
800# up $22.00-25.00. Good and Choice year-
ling heifers sold from $21.00-24.00, Choice
504# $27.00. Good and Choice steer calves
ranged $25.00-52.00, majority $26.00-50.00;
same grades heifer calves $23.00-28.00. Me-
dium and Good stock cows brought $14.00-18.00,








few young cows to $20.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at
the 12 markets decreased percent from the
previous week but were 3 percent above the
corresponding week a year ago. Cold weather
along with snow-blocked roads in some sections
early in the week were factors contributing
to the reduced supply. Mixed U. S. No. 1, 2
and 3 200-250# barrows and gilts comprised
the bulk of the receipts although at many of
the western Corn Belt centers there was a sub-
stantial volume weighing over 250#. Supplies
of sows continued seasonally small making up
5-10 percent of the receipts. Prices advanced
for the third consecutive week as smaller re-
ceipts combined with broad demand occasioned
by the need for many packers to obtain sup-
plies to keep killing gangs in full operation
mainly accounted for the upturn. Compared
with the previous week s close, barrows and
gilts sold steady to 75# higher, largely 25-
50# higher; sows 25-504 higher over most of
the area.
Mixed No. 1-3, 190-250# barrows and gilts
closed at $12.75-13.75, that price range at
some points including weights up to 260#.
Selected lots of No. 1, and No. 1 and 2,
usually averaging 190-230# and largely sorted
for weight and grade uniformity brought $13.50-
14.25. Mixed No. 1-3, 270-55C4 sows bulked
at $10.25-11.75. Feeder pigs sold 500 higher
at Sioux City and So. St. Paul. Good and
Choice 100-16C0 lots sold at South St. Paul
late at $11.00-11.50, Medium and Good 130-160#
at Sioux City mostly $10.50-11.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3, live basis 200-220# bar-
rows and gilts was 874 per cwt. based on whole-
sale carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chi-
cago January 14 to January 20, 1960 inclusive.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts in the Interior were 8 per-
cent less than the preceding week but were
little changed from corresponding week last
year. Approximately 70 percent of the bar-
rows and gilts were mixed U. S. No. 1-3 200-
240# weights with No. 2-3 butchers above 240#
accounting for fully 25 percent of the run.
Closing prices compared with Friday the pre-
vious week were 50-754 hiEher on both butchers
and sows. U. S. No. 1-3 190-240# butchers,
sold late from $12.60-13.50 and a limited
volume mostly No. 1 cashed at $13.50-13.75.
Mixed No. 1-3 270-400# sows bulked at $10.25-
11.75; 400-550# $8.50-10.75.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets were about the same as in the previous
week but about 6 percent above a year ago.
Trading for slaughter lambs was fairly active
at higher prices on early sessions but part of
the advance was erased on late rounds to leave
sales steady to 500 higher for the week over


most of the midwest. Slaughter ewes were
steady to 504 higher with feeder lambs steady
to strong, instances 500 up at Ft. Worth. Late
in the week, most Good and Choice 85-115# wool-
ed slaughter lambs sold from $18.50-20.00, a
large share $19.00 up. Lots mostly Choice
cashed from $19.75-20.50, instances $21.00.
Good and Choice 80-110# shorn slaughter lambs
with No. 1 and Fall shorn pelts sold from
$18.00-19.00. Choice shorn lambs 80-105#
cashed from $19.00-19.50, few $20.00. Cull
to Choice wooled slaughter ewes bulked from
$3.00-6.00 with some sales $6.50-8.00. Most
Good and Choice 64-83# feeder lambs sold from
$18.00-19.50.
Firm prices prevailed for slaughter
lambs in the Interior area early in the week
despite fairly large marketing, however, de-
mand narrowed towards the close and late sales
were mostly steady on all classes. Mixed Good
and Choice 90-110# wooled slaughter lambs
closed at $18.00-19.00 delivered to packing
plants with most lambs under 105# $18.50-19.00.
Choice wooled lambs cashed from $19.00-19.50.
Good and Choice 85-105# No. 1 and Fall shorn
slaughter lambs sold from $17.00-18.00 with
Choice mainly $18.00-18.25. Cull to Choice
wooled slaughter ewes sold from $2.00-5.00.

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trading on slaughter steers and heifers
moderately active, about steady with delivery
varying from immediate to March 15; stocker
and feeder cattle and calves moderately ac-
tive, steady to strong; slaughter lambs firm.
Slaughter steers: In Arizona, 3 loads low to
average-Choice 960# $27.50 delivered Los
Angeles; 31 loads Choice 850-1120# in Cali-
fornia $27.00 FOB; high-Good and Choice 850-
1250# in both states $25.00-26.75; 14 loads
Choice 1250-1300# $25.25-25.50, 4 loads Good
to mostly Choice 1380-1385# $24.00; most Good
1200# down $24.00-25.00; 4 loads Standard
and Good 750-950# $20.00-23.00. Slaughter
heifers: In California and Arizona, 20 loads
mostly Choice 700-900# $25.40-26.00; Good and
Choice 750-1050# $24.25-25.00.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
600-700# steers $23.25-26.25; 680 Good and
Choice 525-650# heifers $24.00-25.50; Good and
Choice stock calves, 420-525# steers $27.00-
30.00, heifers $26.00-27.00.
In California, Good and Choice 85-110#
shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1, 2 and Fall
shorn pelts $18.00-19.50. In Utah, 2,000
mostly Choice 107-109# wooled lambs $19.25-
19.50, FOB.







COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle active, fed steers strong to $1.00
higher, heifers 25-500 higher. In Northern
Colorado 9 loads average-Choice 1050-1100#
fed steers $26.75-27.00; 44 loads low to
average-Choice 975-1200# $25.75-26.00; 17
loads high-Good and Choice 1025-1250# $25.00-
25.50. Fifty-six loads mostly average-Choice
900-975# fed heifers $26.25-26.50, 2 loads
825-850# $26.65; 65 loads mostly Choice 900-
1050# $25.75-26.25; 25 loads high-Good and
Choice 925-1035# $24.50-25.50. In the Scotts-
bluff, Nebraska area, 6 loads high-Good to
low-Choice 1150# fed steers $25.00.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle
and calves good, confirmed sales strong to
50f higher. Western Kansas: 1,634 feeder
steers sold with Good and Choice 800-1025#
$23.25-24.50, Good 820-1025# $22.00-23.00;
280 mostly Good 700-750# feeder heifers $21.00-
22.00. Over 1,200 calves mostly Good, 420-
450# heifers $24.50-25.50, 445-475# steers
$26.50-27.50. Colorado: 6 loads Good and
Choice 780# feeder steers $25.00; 11 loads
mostly Good 758-780# $22.35-23.50; 900 Good
and Choice 675-706# feeder heifers $23.00-
23.75; 551 Good and Choice 431-475# steer
calves $27.00-28.15; 356 Good and Choice 398-
408# heifer calves $26.50.
Fed lambs sold fully steady. In North-
ern Colorado 32 loads mostly Choice 102-115#
wooled slaughter lambs $19.50-20.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trade very slow, prices fully steady. Three
loads high-Good and low-Choice 875-900# slaugh-
ter steers $25.00; 17 loads mostly Good 900-


1050# $23.50-24.00; 8 loads Standard and low-
Good 800-1000# $22.50-23.00. Two loads high-
Good and low-Choice 866-880# fed heifers
$25.75; 10 loads Standard and Good 700-840#
$22.50-25.00. About 2,600 Good and Choice
550-700# stocker steers $23.00-26.50; 800
Good and Choice 400-475# stock steer calves
$25.00-29.00.
Amarillo Area Direct trade slow, fully
steady. Twenty-one loads Good and low-Choice
1050-1250# fed steers $25.75-24.50; 26 loads
high-Good and low-Choice 850-1065# fed heifers
$23.75-24.00. Good and Choice stocker and
feeder steers $22.00-25.00; 1,500 Choice 308-
377# stock steer calves $50.00-33.00, 400
Good and Choice 488# $28.50.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Trading
fairly active, all classes fully steady with
some slaughter steers 500 higher and some
slaughter lambs 250 up. Choice 1050-1200#
fed steers in the 3 states $25.00-26.50 for
immediate to February 15 delivery; Good and
Choice 875-1000# fed heifers $25.00-24.50 over
the area. Good and Choice 750-850# feeder
steers $23.00-24.00; same grades of stock
calves, steers $26.00-27.00, heifers $23.00-
24.00. Washington Choice 90-115# wooled and
No. 1 pelt slaughter lambs $18.00-18.75; 2,585
104-106# No. 1 and 2 pelt lambs $19.75-20.00,
delivered California. Idaho 4,400 Choice
103-115# wooled lambs $19.50-20.50.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Few confirmed sales steady. About
850 Good and Choice 740# feeder steers $24.10;
170 head Good 950# $22.75; near 600 Good and
Choice stock calves, 450-500# steers $27.00-
29.25, 430-450# heifers $24.00-25.00.


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
: Cattle : -alves : Hogs heep -
Market :-Jan. 253 :-"Jan. 24:~Jan7 23 : Jan:. 24-: Jan 25 -: Ja. 24 :- an. 5"-:-" n 24--
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
Chicago ........ 48,232 40,517 323 290 49,798 46,220 14,963 12,834
Cincinnati ..... 2,915 1,200 478 306 13,542 11,626 671 401
Denver ......... 17,184 20,832 8,700 7,752 4,511 3,218 16,753 19,483
Fort Worth ..... 5,149 5,113 1,947 1,150 2,679 2,705 8,175 11,173
Indianapolis ... 8,076 6,945 468 391 41,763 38,366 2,805 1,611
Kansas City .... 20,511 16,664 626 626 17,990 15,069 4,556 6,725
Oklahoma City .. 7,057 8,830 427 521 2,997 2,344 2,056 930
Omaha .......... 38,690 39,777 119 1,929 51,531 66,006 12,805 16,847
St. Joseph ..... 18,235 12,771 394 492 34,393 25,917 9,950 6,538
St. Louis NSY .. 15,927 11,638 1,621 1,579 74,641 54,198 6,982 4,922
Sioux City ..... 35,986 32,599 1,697 3,396 47,475 60,976 11,714 11,207
S. St. Paul .... 22,926 18,458 8,275 7,696 58,416 65,081 17,881 10,430
Total .......... 238,888 215,344 25,075 25,928 399,536 389,724 109,291 105,101
Jan. 16, 1960 .. 255,768 25,739 447,852 110,396
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Jan. 23, 1960 Jan. 16, 1960 Jan. 24, 1959
Hogs .... 415,000 453,000 415,000
Sheep ... 32,800 26,500 30,600
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RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT PUBLIC STOCKYARDS
CALENDAR YEAR


Cattle Calves
Market aae -Total -1- -S- alable ---- -t -
t Salable I Total oSatable r Ttal


S1959 1958 t 1959 1958 t 1959 : 1958 :
~,--~----------------~------~--------------------------


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


2,209,365
168,154
608,991
548,670
554,485
1,000,471
533,270
2,025,315
781,821
740,402
1,584,521
1,075,894


2,287,445
202,696
612,314
343,869
599,694
911,776
468,002
1,960,933
722,238
779,285
1,499,898
1,074,374


2,334,457
212,605
835,626
458,963
359,654
1,549,533
575,754
2,150,282
814,446
794,989
1,667,034
1,152,662


2,426,630
242,152
862,360
424,873
405,569
1,389,139
514,192
2,057,284
747,290
837,994
1,600,790
1,125,524


30,128
35,568
50,912
107,806
52,468
69,629
60,896
78,698
37,395
118,425
140,852
545,275


41,775
41,506
40,495
110,496
37,186
67,510
52,282
68,368
57,207
131,639
124,826
372,521


1959 s
30,150
36,552
83,541
160,711
32,851
180,698
61,891
91,315
58,864
135,502
153,616
367,750


1958
42,232
45,589
78,567
166,529
37,360
209,632
55,810
87,155
38,958
148,985
152,950
402,268


Total----,431,--------59 12,885,96 ,108,052 ,71,
Total 11,431,359 12,885,963 1,108,052 1,571,221
1I OfA *n 9ai l A fl rrir 9 r4 % M 13 J<*


1,62Y9,59 3


I Hogs
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Sheep and Lambs


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


2,254,920
621,363
200,439
140,842
1,952,729
837,874
183,671
2,422,118
1,459,127
3,258,108
2,188,232
2,969,482


2,073,594
585,009
118,464
100,540
1,909,014
695,735
138,066
1,865,598
1,285,231
2,726,957
1,663,776
2,489,833


2,507,900
749,443
520,395
430,552
1,957,548
906,451
492,658
3,617,855
1,915,197
3,404,095
2,569,602
5,401,405


2,578,552
632,981
493,455
225,635
1,918,637
741,5350
464,683
2,931,081
1,500,161
2,978,929
2,096,889
2,801,715


410,317
64,825
1,102,101
650,964
157,551
350,299
108,087
707,743
318,866
253,293
472,876
581,775


397,723
64,856
841,014
636,506
166,612
369,271
102,035
636,827
271,822
241,084
543,672
486,946


500,530
72,188
1,765,990
1,074,897
164,903
741,813
108,087
929,952
632,860
353,669
606,388
809,173


436,216
76,052
1,455,401
943,006
172,956
717,349
139,111
793,807
448,690
336,153
441,765
676,315


Total......18,448,905 22,473,101 5,178,695 7,760,450


15,651,617


19,565, b82


4,558b,48


6,634,821


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


Hogs
Year 1959.... 19,055,500
Year 1958.... 16,291,700
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De
Ja


Sheep
1,294,500
1,261,800
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Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
December 1959, with comparisons
(USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.)
Month and : Canada : Mexico
period : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
Head Head Head Head
cember.... 23,189 32,920 32,345 69,871
n.-Dec.... 342,910 662,978 352,571 478,347


Note: During the twelve months this year 28,684 sheep and 9,712
hogs were received from Canada compared with 41,400 sheep and
7,805 hogs a year ago.


11,262,524


.L,.L,09 U


1., 40,005







STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER L/
: Number of head ; Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Number of head :
S by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
--------------------- --------------------
: Week ended
:- 1960 : 1959 : 1960 '-:- 1959 E-:Nn 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959~-:-Cn
S 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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

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

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

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


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


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


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...6........
Standard......
Utility.......
All grades.....


5,753
25,096
6,310
856
52
200
34,267

207
9,696
10,885
1,106
223
22,117

322
9,151
4,092
575
45
15,986

8
4,284
4,690
631

100
9,715



653
4,790
1,028

119
6,590



5,'41
5,125
1,496
62
10,024



1,408
857
12

2,277


2,981
16,187
6,772
1,358
41
89
27,428

S287
9,863
9,839
1,132
364
21,485


6,021
4,987
699
61
12,152


1,110
4,820
637

126
6,693


5
413
3,284
1,002

51
4,755


CHICAGO
10.9 10.9 1,252
67.4 59.0 1,187
18.4 24.7 1,118
2.5 5.0 1,044
.2 .1 1,616
.6 .5 1,062
1,178
OMAHA


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43.9
49.2
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1.0


45.9
45.8
5.5
1.7


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2.5
65.4 49.5
29.5 41.0
2.7 5.8
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45.1 16.6
48.5 72.0
6.5 9.5

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9.9
72.7
15.6

1.8


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69.0
21.1

1.1


1,265
1,216
1,144
1,117
1,527
976
1,198


28.22
26.56
24.91
22.55
21.75
19.55
26.53


1,154 1,157 27.57
1,178 1,221 25.95
1,168 1,190 25.98
1,064 1,154 20.40
1,042 1,092 18.08
1,166 1,200 24.67

1,202 T,-- r 27.69
1,165 1,172 26.25
1,158 1,192 24.28
1,102 1,136 21.26
1,081 1,064 18.65
1,156 1,178 25.57

982 -- 28.00
1,180 1,210 25.29
1,145 1,151 23.81
1,091 1,085 21.57

1,051 1,076 18.55
1,156 1,158 24.28


932 -
1,078 1,115 26.54
1,057 1,107 24.79
1,044 1,028 21.85

862 882 18.86
1,054 1,088 24.42
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- S. ST. 'JOSEPH -


1,633
4,909
574
14
7,150



773
1,372
6

2,151


33.4
51.1
14.9
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22.9
68.8
8.1
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1,150
1,118
1,064
1,018
1,120


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DENVER
"e m" m m m m


61.8
57.7
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55.9
65.8
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1,249
1,181
1,218

1,225


1,151 26.07 27.16
1,136 24.17 25.53
1,063 21.48 23.86
991 18.02 21.69
1,129 24.40 25.77
---------------

1,268 25.68 26.56
1,153 24.64 26.15
1,075 19.00 25.00

1,194 25.27 26.30


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


Grade


50.13
28.40
26.88
25.99
24.58
23.37
28.11

29.52
27.15
25.77
24.15
22.61
26.33


27.82
25.87
25.96
22.58
26.82


26.97
25.45
24.01

22.06
25.53


50.00
27.56
26.55
24.62

22.32
26.08





67
FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended Month ........ -Twelve month
-----eded------------------ S ----------- ------- --~j-~-----
SJan. 21: Jan. 14 Jan. 22 Dec Dec. Jan. o- Dec.
S1960 : 1960 1959 : 1959 1958 1959 1958
Steers 1001. up 314 631 1,052 3,511 5,891 48,826 47,052
901-1000 1,705 2,524 2,578 7,588 10,526 121,422 124,645
801-900 3,507 4,581 4,214 16,177 15,529 206,075 197, 006
701-800 5,314 4,929 4,888 20,775 14,613 295,225 245,805
501-700 9,246 10,812 9,655 58,685 27,365 620,691 507,259


Total steers 10 mkts.
Av. wts. "
Av.Cost*" "
" Chicago
"" Ks. City
" Omaha
" "S. St. Paul
" Sioux City
"Denver
Ft. Worth
Okla. City
"S. St. Joseph
Notl. Stk. Yds.
Total calves-10 mkts.
* heifers a
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20,086 23,077 22,567 86,536 71,724 1290,235 1121,767
723# 718# 755# 732# 765# 724# 735#
$24.12 $23.67 $27.75 $22.97 $26.53 $26.15 $25.85
23.34 22.99 26.58 22.87 25.89 26.52 25.61
24.06 23.51 26.52 22.51 25.81 25.61 25.56
24.56 24.09 28.55 25.62 27.06 26.90 26.67
22.02 21.10 25.52 21.54 25.00 24.56 24.14
25.09 25.28 50.01 24.72 27.46 27.74 26.75
25.23 23.93 29.55 25.96 27.15 26.22 26.76
23.46 22.10 27.10 21.88 26.58 25.56 24.65
22.51 22.07 24.69 21.21 26.46 25.12 24.84
23.16 23.62 26.80 21.89 26.31 25.82 25.25
22.83 22.34 25.90 21.42 24.65 24.79 24.45
16,157 13,167 18,088 70,802 65,572 724,170 659,286
2,500 5,497 4,528 12,181 14,652 234,784 220,428
475 929 757 7,104 7,495 47,674 51,501


* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.

ESTIMATED FEDBRAUI INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
SBeef Veal Pork L Lamb Total 'Total
Week : -- 1- -e 1 1-jd and Mutton Beat lard
ended : Nwu- t P Num. Prod. N- Prod. : Prod. prod. prod.
-L berE : ber: _t ber: bert -
1000 ail.lb. 1,0 mil.lb. 1. 00 ml.lb 1 000 mil.l.lb.*i b.mai. lb.
234 *v 8 10 6 205.8


Jan. 25, 1960 385
Jan. 16, 1960 400
Jan. 9, 19601/ 400
Jan. 24, 1959!/ 328
Percentage change freao


254.8
241.6

201.5


95
110
115
82


10.6
12.5

9.5


1,510
1,660
1,740
1,595


205.8
228.1

190.4


290
320
339
305


14.8
16.0


466.0
498.0


-- -- 54.5
15.4 416.6 47.7


Jan. 16, 1960 -4 -3 -14 -14 -9 -10 -9 -8 -6 --
Jan. 24, 1959 17 17 16 14 8 8 -4 -4 12
_Ave" -Jb _n i& ._ Lard
Week Cattle Calves ogs Sheep :yield
ended $--.----- -------- --- -- A. ? and Lambs- _- per
: _-L i.lesesegz Live. ADreesaed, Live ,Dres8eds: LIve PDre sadil0 l .lb.
Jan. 23, 1960 1070 610 200 112 257 136 104 51 --
Jan. 16, 1960 1060 604 200 112 239 157 103 50 -
Jan. 9, 1960 1060 599 200 112 241 137 105 50 --
Jan. 24, 1959 1078 614 201 115 237 136 104 51 14.4
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Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


Heifers -
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Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All Vws.


Cows All weights -
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500-800
500-1000


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d. 500-750


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : : : North
--"-" -"-"- ~ --- ------ --- ----- --- -Qny
S Chicago : Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland
a : : : : : *
SJan :. Jan. Jan. Ja. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. : Jan, Jan.
23 24 23 : 23 24 23 24 23 24
.1960 1959 ,1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 ; 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


28.10
28.55
26.82
26.50
24.60
22.10


26.48

21.02


16.62
15.68
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30.42
30.28
29.30
28.75
27.40
25.60


28.62
26.92
24.55


20.28
19.00
17.60


28.50
26.10
25.95
23.80
20.85


25.50
23.18
20.20


17.35
16.08
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13.15)


28.68
27.68
26.30
23.92


28.20
25.98
25.48


20.40
19.28
16.95


27.75
27.68
26.45
25.95
23.88
20.35


26.40
23.68
20.32


16.50
15.40
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13.12)


29.98
29.72
28.65
28.25
26.55
24.20


27.90
25.52
23.28


19.50
18.22
16.15


21.72 25.55 20.55 25.00 19.95 23.02
20.60 23.85 20.15 21.85 19.70 21.70


30.50
28.50
24.00



27.65
25.20
22.15


--
33.00
29.00


24.60
23.15
20.20


27.50
25.50
21.50


28.40
26.50
25.00


55.50
31.50
28.00


24.90
23.50
20.60


--

26.35
26.10
22,98
19.50


25.70
22.58
19.25


17.50
16.12
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27.12
25.62
23.00


27.75
25.75
23.00


21.15
19.90
17.55


26.50

25.25
22.25


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25.25
21.00


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27.88
27.38
25.88



25.88
24.38


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18.62
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19.62 22.95 22.50 25.00


27.25
24.50
21.50


29.00
25.50
21.50


30.00
27.50
25.00


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31.50
27.90
25.55


26.62
24.25
20.75


50.58
27.50
25.00


26.75
24.62
20.75


30.50
27.12
24.00


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24.00
21.25


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28.00
24.50


25.75
22.50


32.00
29.50
25.00



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25.50
20.00


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- -- 19.50 25.00 21.00 24.00 21.25 24.75 20.00


27.25
25.00


34.00
30.50
26.50


27.25
25.75
25.25


26.50
23.75


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

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13.38 20.25


- 27.50 54.00 50.25 36.00


- 25.00 51.00 27.00 53.00


-- 19.50 15.25


30.25 38.50 25.75 31.00


28.00 56.50 24.75 28.50


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
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Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
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Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis con-
Yards bined
---------------------------------- -------- ---------------------------------- ---------------- ---------
AVERAGE COST Dololars 1puer 100j nds
Barrows Jan.23,1960 12.89 13.09 13.19 13.19 13.19 13.22 13.14 13.27 13.14
and Jan.16,1960 12.57 12.60 12.70 12.47 12.36 12.69 12.35 12.72 12.49
gilts Jan. 24,1959 16.89 17.20 17.03 16.57 16.46 16.82 16.49 17.39 18.79
Jan.25,1960 10.79 10.96 10.77 10.87 11.29 10.76 10.73 10.64 10.86
Sows Jan.16,1960 9.79 10.24 9.96 10.29 10.40 10.20 9.84 9.69 10.08
Jan.24.1959 14.21 14.16 14.16 14g04 13.85 85 1424 13, 94 .
----- -- --------- ---------- ------ --
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Jan.25,1960 256 220 231 241 245 226 235 227 252
and Jan.16,1960 258 226 233 241 244 229 230 251 234
gifts Jan,,1959..... 39 224 231 249 248 233 239 223 7
Jan.25,1960 450 405 426 441 447 417 422 439 431
Sows Jan.16,1960 445 403 458 441 443 428 410 457 428
Jan.24,1959 444 432 455 445 449 419 432 452 441
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan.25,1960 40462 68212 16466 45411 42248 30687 47529 37056 328071
and Jan.16,1960 55550 68856 16189 52070 56701 23546 70740 36968 360620
gilts Jan.24,1959 38908 53963 11907 49132 54777 23603 53429 54694 520413
Jan.2,;1966' 42 56 4656 -941 379 30- 9 221 196 3371- 25399
Sows Jan.16,1960 3584 5709 979 5217 3940 1921 4614 2923 28887
Jan.24,1959 3025 5035 653 4138 3574 1165 3476 1887 20955
SOWS Percentage of total
Jan.23,1960 10 6 5 8 7 7 6 8 7
Jan.16,1960 9 8 6 9 6 8 6 7 7
Jan.24 1959 7 5 5 8 6 5 6 5 6
--- --- -------_ ,,- ------- ---------- w ---------------------------------------------------
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
H^.og.j A .H og pri ross spread
Hog products 1/ Hog prices / or margin 3/
i_------------------- -------------------------------- V-----.3-
Jan. 23, 1960 $15.60 $13.40 $2.20
Jan. 16, 1960 15.54 13.00 2.54
.Jan. 24, 1959 19.21 ....17..55 ............ .l -
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis. Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, I/ : Hog-corn
Week ended gits No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Jan. 23, 1960 12.89 116.0 11.1
Jan. 16, 1960 12.57 113.6 10.9
Jan. 24, 1959 16.89 117.5 14.4
1VSinple average price.







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading on fresh
meats was moderately active at most large East
Coast consuming centers with dullness prevail-
ing at some points at the close. This con-
trasted sharply with the very active trading
during the two previous weeks and was direct-
ly attributed to slower movement of meats
at consumer levels, and the fact that retail
inventories were large. Supplies were normal
for the most part, with volume of beef rather
liberal at some markets. Veal and calf sup-
plies were below normal at Baltimore, but
fully normal at New York, influencing sharp
price declines there. Pork receipts at New York
were moderate. All interests participated in
the week's trade, however, a cut-back in pur-
chases was obvious, along with widespread
preference for steer carcasses under 750#.
Clearance was poor at New York and Washington,
but fairly complete at other markets. Steer
hinds and ribs out of carcasses 800# and up,
and lamb above 60# posed the greatest problem
at New York, with carryover of lamb quite
sizable, and several lots of beef cuts failed
to clear.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef prices were steady to $1.00 higher at
Baltimore and Philadelphia, and steady to weak
at other markets; cow beef $1.50 lower at Phila-
delphia, otherwise steady. Veal sold fully
steady to $1.00 higher at Baltimore and Phila-
delphia, steady to weak at Washington, however,
declines of $2.00-3.00 were recorded on both
veal and calf at New York. Sales of lamb at
Baltimore and Philadelphia were steady to
$1.00 up, but the trend at other markets was
steady to $1.00 lower, the decline mainly af-
fecting carcasses 55# and up. Pork loins
closed mostly steady as late declines erased
early advances of 504-$2.00 at New York, Balti-
more, and Washington. Spareribs sold steady
to $3.00 higher, except steady to $1.00 lower
at New York. Other fresh pork cuts were
steady to $1.00 lower at Washington and Phila-
delphia, but steady to $5.00 higher at Balti-
more, and prices for skinned hams and Boston
butts $1.00 higher at New York.


CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef, lamb
and fresh pork supplies were moderate for the
week. Lamb supply included increased showing
of carcasses 55-50#. Veal supplies were small
with Choice and Prime carcasses scarce. Trad-
ing was moderately active on steer and heifer
beef with prices steady to $1.00 higher, how-
ever, the early advance on Choice carcasses
700-900# was erased Wednesday and Thursday.
Trade was moderately active on beef chucks and
rounds through the week at steady prices, but


trade was slow on loins and ribs over 30#.
Ribs under 30# were in comparatively small sup-
ply and were quickly absorbed with all inter-
ests aggressive. Trade was slow on veal, how-
ever below normal supplies influenced higher
prices following substantial upturns the past
few weeks. Closing trade was slow on lamb
carcasses. Pork loins met a good demand
early but closed slow under a poor demand
and early upturns were erased. Spareribs
moved well but butts were slow throughout.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer and
heifer beef steady to $1.00 higher, veal fully
$1.00 higher, lamb steady to $1.00 lower, pork
loins 8-16# 504-$1.00 lower, Boston butts 4-8#
$1.00-1.50 lower, spareribs 5# down steady to
500 higher.


PACIFIC COAST Trade was moderately ac-
tive on steer beef with supplies moderate but
adequate. Choice carcasses under 600# were
rather limited while Standard and low-Good
offerings showed a slight accumulation at Los
Angeles. The moderate supplies of calf, veal
and lamb were adequate for the fair demand.
Fresh pork supplies were slightly liberal, with
some accumulation at Los Angeles. The supply
of smoked meats more than adequate except
bacon. Prices compared to the previous week:
Steer beef mostly steady, cow beef steady to
$1.00 lower, calf and veal mostly steady; lamb
steady to $1.00 higher; fresh pork cuts steady
to $1.00 higher except for loins as much as
$3.00 higher, while New York shoulders sold
steady to $1.00 lower the decline mostly at
Los Angeles; smoked skinned hams about steady,
bacon steady to $2.00 higher with the advance
at Los Angeles, lard mostly steady.

CARLOT NEAT TRADE REVIEW

Trading on steer and heifer beef was
moderately active early but closed slow at most
points with part of the early advance erased.
Supplies of beef were slightly increased and
this along with the narrow consumer demand late
in the week brought about an incomplete clear-
ance. Trading was slow on lamb carcasses and
generally lower price trends prevailed even
though supplies were slightly reduced at sev-
eral points. Compared with the previous week's
close: Steer carcasses sold steady to 50#
higher at Chicago with the most advance on Good
carcasses with the early advance on Choice
erased. Late sales at Omaha on steer beef were
steady to 500 higher and at New York and Denver
steer carcasses 500-800# closed 500-$1.00 high-
er with carcasses 800-900# steady to 50f lower
with the full decline late at New York. Heif-
er beef sold steady to 500 higher throughout
while lamb closed steady to $1.00 lower.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS


Weekly average of daily
------------------


Classification


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good


Standard

Heifer beef -
Choice

Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good

Lamb -
Prime
Choice
Good

Fresh pork -
Loins

Butts


700-800#
600-700
700-800
400-500
500-600
600-700
500-600


500-600#
600-700
500-600


90-120#
90-120
90-120


45-55#
45-55
35-65


8-12#
12-16
4-8


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


: New
: Jan.
S 25
:1960


48.00
45.75
44.25

45.75
44.25


65.10
55.50
47.50


43.50
41.50
39.50


40.55
38.10
32.80


quotations in dollars
York Chicago
: Jan. : Jan. Jan
: 24 : 25 : 24
: 1959 : 1960 : 195
* JI..


48.55
48.20
46.70

45.35
45.75
-- a


65.50
54.50
52.00


43.00
42.60
40.80


49.00
47.50
38.50


45.00
43.50
42.75
42.25
42.25
39.00


44.50
44.00
41.75


58.50
53.50
49.00

--
40.50
38.68


58.00
57.00
28.25


48.12
47.40
45.38
44.50
44.50
44.50
42.75


60.25
55.25
52.75


41.50
40.12
35.75


46.70
44.45
54.56


per 100
:San


: Jan.
S25
: 1960
* m w


44.00
42.50
44.50
45.50
41.50
41.00


43.50
42.50



m--

55.00



41.50
40.00

45.50
40.00
36.00


pounds.
Francisco


Jan.
24
1959



47.75
46.25
48.50
47.50
46.00
45.00


59.00


41.50
40.50
41.00


50.00
49.00
41.00


Los Angeles
Jan. t Jan.
23 : 24
1960 : 1959


45.75
42.00

42.50
40.50
40.00


45.75
41.56
41,00


41.00
41.00
59.00


41.12
41.12
35.50


39.50 51.50 46.50 54.25 50.00 56.00 45.50

33.00 46.50 42.62 55.58 39.00 52.00 44.12


before eating) 4-8# 29.50 53.00 54.50 56.00
Lard, 1# carton 12.50 14.50 12.00 13.38
Note: Prices at New York exclude locally dressed fresh meats.
pork cuts between Chicago and New York due in part to differ


50.00
15.50
Variation


47.25
44.75

46.50
44.50
45.00


42.00
42.00
40.00


48.12
47.12
40.75



52.00

54.00


54.00 50.50 37.12
18.50 15.75 15.31
in prices in some cured


ences in processing and packaging.


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED JAN. 22, 1960
-: rices-pai_ F. O.B. : -Prices
Classification :Ei Denver 7: 0 -a Yr ie
Steer beef Yo
Choice 600-700# 45.50-44.00 42.00-45.00 42.75-43.25 45.50-46.50


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Lamb -
Choice


42.00-45.00
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.00-41.00

45.00-43.50
42.50-45.00
39.50-40.00
39.50-40.00


41.50-42.00
39.00-40.00

59.00-41.50
59.00-41.00




38.50-39.50


41.25-41.75
39.75

59.75-40.50
39.00-39.25

42.00-42.50
41.50
59.00-39.50
58.50-39.00


40.00 -- 57.75-38.75
57.00-38.50 35.50 56.25-57.25
55.00-56.00 54.75-35.75


44.00-45.00
41.50-43.50
43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
40.00-45.25


'eTivere3 -


45.00-46.00
45.50-44.50
41.50-42.50

41.50-42.50
40.50-41.50


-- 45.00-45.50



42.00-44.00 42.00-42.50
39.00-40.50 58.00-40.00
37.00-59.50 57.00-57.50


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

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

55-45#
45-55
55-65


,_I


9
m


)







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading in the Boston wool market was
slow. Woolen and worsted type pulled
wools comprised the bulk of sales with a
fair amount of pulled combing wools sell-
ing at firm prices. Prices at Australian
markets were very firm with Japan and the
Continent the principal buyers. At New
Zealand markets prices were up one pence
with good general competition. The Cape
prices continued strong. Carpet wool
prices were steady. Prices remained firm
in all the primary markets.
Fleece Wools Medium lambs wool con-
tinued to find good demand and prices
ranged from 86-900 clean. Several cars of
mixed 3/8s and 1/4 blood fleece wools for
April-May delivery sold for $1.10 clean
basis.
Territory Wools In Idaho 100,000
fleeces of 5/8s and 1/4 blood ewes wool
were contracted in the spread of 46-51#
grease basis for late February and early
March shearing and in Northern Wyoming
several cars of mixed grade and staple
lambs wool sold at 56-450 grease per pound.
A car of tags sold for 124. The Idaho
wools bulk 3/8s and 1/4 blood brought 47-
49 s*.
Texas Wools No sales were confirmed
in Texas on either wool or mohair.
Foreign Wools Quotes follow. Comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scouring
yields in bond.
Australia New Zealand
Oil-combed Oil-combed
78 $1.18 86 $1.04
78A 1.15 93 .95
79 1.12 854 .94
422 1.12 100 .95
423 1.09 107 .92
424 1.03 114 .92
128 .91


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
47 $1.15 22 $1.10
48 1.13 25 1.07
52 1.13 27 1.07
53 1.11 28 1.05
Montevideo Super Skirted
(Clean basis)
60/64s $1.10 58/56s $.98
60s 1.05 56/50s .97
60/58s 1.01


Carpet Wools Offerings for ship-
ment, clean fibers present follow: New
Zealand: Carpet fleece 900, carpet
fleece B style 87#, carpet crutchings
80-810. Buenos Aires: Supers 881#,
Nov. second clip 86-88#, March second
clip 84-86#.
Woolen kWols: Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic


58/60s
58s


1-2" white
2-3" stained


$1.13
1.09


Domestic Pulled Combing


58s 5" and up white
58s 5" and up off white
50/52s 3" and up


$1.23
1.17
1.10


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)


58s 2i-3-"
58s 25-5"
56s 3-4"


ch. white
defective
ch. white


$1.28
1.09
1.26


Noils
Aust. 64s nobles clear 97-990
Aust. 64s nobles semi-clear 960
Scoured Shorn Domestic


56/58s lambs


950


Wool Tops The market was quiet.
Good demand for 1/4 blood tops continued
but topmakers were sold out. Quotes
follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. DC
70s $1.99 $1.96
64s 1.95 1.90
62s 1.87 1.82
60s 1.82 1.73
58/60s 1.78 1.67
Oil-combed Territory Fleece
5860s $1.6 1.6--
56s -- 1.58 $1.53
50/56s 1.53 1.51
48/50s -- 1.38

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Jan. 21,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of
the N. Y. Cotton Exchange)
March wool tops $1.588
March wool 1.261
May wool tops 1.608
May wool 1.267







UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
DECEMBER 1959 WITH COMPARISONS (Thousand head)


Region t

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


Cattle
1959 : 1958 :


126
54
275
551
164
127
108
188


125
55
292
485
150
118
96
161


Calves : Hogs
1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958


101
21
176
68
11
51
2
25


87
27
191
78
11
53
2
25


553
529
1,560
2,912
726
520
124
245


521
248
1,561
2,442
529
418
92
205


: Sheep & Lambs
: 1959 : 1958


213
1/
3L5
568
79
74
141
171


190
1/
122
366
68
41
124
151


T ota1.................


Other
8,640;
cation.


1,552 1,457 456 474 6,968 5,814 1,182 1,061


animals slaughtered under Federal inspection (number of head): December 1959 Horses
Goats 3,134; December 1958, horses 10,123; Goats 11,752. 1/ Not available for publi-
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
CALENDAR YEAR 1959 with comparisons
(Thousand head)


s Cattle : Calves
Region : 1959 : 1958 1959
2 1959 : 1958 : 1959 t 1958


: Hogs
: 1959 : 1958


: Sheep & Lambs
: 1959 : 1958


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


1,549
413
5,218
5,744
1,754
1,599
1,231
2,169


1,424 1,105
475 545
5,599 1,664
5,512 631
1,575 170
1,837 650
1,166 27
2,056 283

17,642 4,875


1,040
449
1,961
812
165
869
35
544


5,828
3,390
15,992
27,519
6,852
5,404
1,159
2,582


5,767 2,150
2,992 1/
14,482 1,285
23,095 4,006
5,320 941
4,577 1,254
1,053 1,709
2,206 2,117


5,672 68,707 59,462 13,466 12,597


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number
Goats 73,808; Tear 1958, Horses 107,406; Goats 242,650. 1/
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


of head): Year 1959 Horses 73,3235
Data not available for publication.


TOTAL MEATS, MEAT PRODUCTS, AND BYPRODUCTS GRADED, OR CERTIFIED AS
COMPLYING WITH SPECIFICATIONS BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


,----~ : -V-a- T "- taib,
Month : Beef : and : yearling,
S: calf :and mutton
l,~ooo l,oof _~~c


December 1959....... 599,566
November 1959....... 554,899
December 1958....... 522,328
Year 1959........... 6,757,275
Year 1958........... 6,456,189


12,673
15,113
11,777
171,070
178,980


21,796
20,425
23,474
257,590
242,099


: Total
:


654,035
570,437
557,579
7,165,755
6,877,268


t : ,y11 stTir


: meats
: and lard


12,512
13,285
12,780
144,252
141,282


2,152
1/
1,254
3,679
741
1,111
1,577
1,871


Grand
total

1, 000
646,547
585,722
570,359
7,509,987
7,018,550


Total.................. 17,459







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

Week ended -


Product


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


Cooked meat -
Beef. .
Pork. .. .
Other . .


Sausage -
Fresh finished.


. .


To be dried or semi-dried
Franks, wieners .
Other, smoked or cooked .
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. ....
Steaks, chops, roasts .
Meat extract. .
Sliced bacon / .
Sliced, other j/ .
Hamburger . .
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock .
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .


>


6,149
2,847
11,556
12,089

5,612
11,640
105
22,155
4,759
5,616
3,682
54,486
34,052
1,888
6,046

2,150
1,093


Compound containing animal fat 15,903
Oleomargarine n 2,782
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 49,755
Total I/ . 401,867


Dec. : Dec. : Dec.
12 : 19 : 26
1959 : 1959 : 1959
1,---o# 1ooo 1,0o
1,0oo# 1,oO0# 1,9000#


. Dec.
. 5
S1959

1, 000#

3,227
80,071
87

1,206
56,769


1,730
6,617
40


5,095
71,507
41

1,154
57,949

1,571
7,586
38


3,561
88,312
38

896
67,895


1,729
7,804
22

6,731
2,638
12,154
12,964

3,868
12,154
59
23,770
6,024
5,996
5,951
58,193
42,931
1,742
6,3555

2,295
1,211
15,218
2,988

52,326

443,761


2,005
57,485
150

531
43,923

1,238
5,069
24

4,652
2,198
8,847
9,412

5,081
8,480
116
15,856
4,442
4,637
2,562
44,119
26,121
856
4,647

1,790
1,511
11,070
2,653

35,205

302,658


: Jan.
: 2
: 1960

1,000oo
3,169
56,686
55

1,148
40,500

1,423
5,611
25

4,491
2,256
10,654
10,572

3,076
9,617
109
17,983
4,579
4,596
2,535
40,991
56,825
1,840
5,328

1,668
954
10,595
2,028

37,631

316,521


/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of the products may
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having been subjected
to more than one district processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


6,018
2,472
11,018
11,636

3,751
10,935
96
19,719
5,418
6,087
3,784
44,691
55,588
1,846
5,721

1,799
1,030
14,355
3,078

49,655

379,398


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MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
DECEMBER 1959
-- meats n3 edbleoffal T e m
Country of origin : leef and- T amb and : Pork : Beef
: Veal : Mutton : :


Argentina ...........
Australia ....*......
Brazil*..............
Canada,,,,oo00040****


Hoeland..............
Hormany..............
Ireland........ ....
Mexico............... ***
New Zealand..........
Paraguay.............
Poland....... .......
Uruguay...........
All others.*..**....*
Total -Dec. 1959 ....
Dec. 1958 ....
Refused or condemned:
Dec. 1959 ....
Dec. 1958 ....


24,632,216

1,667,842



5,263,725
3,007,274
11,651,721



2,943,657

49,166,435
38.844 900

21,210
95,375


Pounds

4,061,756

14,770


Pounds

5,185

2,800,717


1,323,063 5,046



-7,914

5,399,589 2,818,862
1,376,054 6,586,227


88,614
44,743


41
3,518


Pounds
440,725

127,117
15,714






26,575


eats
Pork

Pounds

--
--
--

636,315
1,999
85,341
13,568
16,784
--
--
--


45,057 10,653

655,188 764,660
13,204,608 1,221,706


171,123


4,379


Country of origin


t
*


Argentina.............
Australia............
Brail...............
Canada...............
Denmark............,,,,
Germany..............
Holland...... ........
Ireland.... ...1g....
Mexico...... ........
New Zealand..........
Paraguay............
Poland...............
Uruguay..............
All others...........
Total Dec. 1959 ...
Dec. 1958 ...
Refused or condemned:
Dec. 1959 ...
Dec. 1958 ...


Beef

Pounds
5,442,231
71,640
905,117
21,461






452,451

945,535


TCanne -meats
: Pork :
: :

Pounds
14,392


482,213
3,689,799
223,744
3,053,056

--


2,296,875
18,000
25,322


7,838,435 9,803,401
7,048,977 10,953,203


126,817
15,272


24,870
42,976


"-- -: Sausage :
Misc'l. (Trichina:
: treated):
- -1 -- -
Pounds Pounds



6,767 5,524
325,974 249,434
676 45,575
57,769 3,867




251,577

169,088 154,553

811,851 458,953


1,068,300

27,099
32,528


General T --- -
miscel- : Total
laneous :
Pounds Pound,
576,184 6,473,
5,376 28,776,3
198 1,032,L
292,359 5,943,
840 4,268,(
-- 355,0
3,128,.
5,280,
-- 3,007,
12,979,
479,(
1,984 2,550,
963,
14,417 3,370,

891,358 78,608,'


s
532
173
432
582
)46
536
360
509
274
330
)26
436
535
661

732


160,428 786,835 81,251,238


3,263


-- 291,968
47 409,961


Pounds


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UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

December January December : Percentage
S- ------Dec. 1959 of
1959 1958 1959 1958ec -yr.
S: : : : 1958 sDec. av.
------------------------------------------------j------
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)
Cattle.......... 1,552 1,457 17,459 17,642 108 100
Calves.......... 456 474 4,875 5,672 96 78
Hogs............ 6,968 5,814 68,707 59,462 120 114
Sheep & lambs... 1,182 1,061 13,466 12,397 111 109
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,051.6 1,068.0 1,044.7 1,018.4 98 104
Calves.......... 196.5 190.5 207.7 210.3 103 97
Hogs............ 240.3 242.3 259.5 238.0 99 100
Sheep & lambs... 100.7 100.5 99.0 98.6 100 102
Average cost to packers: (dollars per 100 pounds)
Cattle.......... 21.61 23.83 25.91 25.11 91 118
Calves.......... 22.02 25.24 25.79 24.10 87 127
Hogs............ 11.61 17.61 14.27 19.96 66 74
Sheep & lambs... 16.92 18.49 18.74 20.84 92 92
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds live weight)
Cattle.......... 57.5 56.8 57.5 56.4
Calves........... 57.0 57.2 57.1 56.2
Hogs 1/......... 76.5 76.5 76.6 76.6 -- -
Sheep-& lambs... 48.7 48.9 48.6 48.7
Lard per 100#... 14.2 14.5 14.1 14.0
Lard per animal. 34.2 34.7 33.7 33.4
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 604.7 606.6 601.1 574.8
Steers 2/....... 671.4 -- -
Heifers2/...... 562.7
Cows 2/.7....... 507.0
Calves.......... 112.0 109.0 118.6 118.1 -
Hogs............ 183.8 185.4 183.5 182.4 --
Sheep & lambs... 49.0 49.1 48.1 48.0
Condemnations: 5/(number of head)


Cattle..........
Calves..........
Hogs.............
Sheep & lambs...
Total dressed weight
Beef............
Veal............
Pork(carcass wt.)
Lamb & mutton...
Total 4/........
Pork, excl.lard
Lard production 5/
Rendered pork fat


b,484
2,886
10,048
7,452
- Excluding
935,265
50,733
1,278,887
57,552
2,522,456
954,721
238,205
9,151


5,390
3,272
9,565
3,814
condemned:
868,373
51,358
1,076,211
51,927
2,047,849
800,301
201,269
8,545


53,537
21,629
103,806
63,269
(thousands
10,461,565
575,483
12,590,267
644,820
24,272,136
9,452,418
2,308,840
94,124


61,610
27,426
105,291
61,500
of pounds)


10,

10,

22,
8,
1,


- iSubtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average.
cattle. 3/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded
rendered pork fat.


105,959 108 108
666,792 99 78
825,904 119 115
591,714 111 112
188,368 113 111
110,465 119 116
982,063 118 111
89,340 107 95
2/FAlso included with
numbers. 5/ Includes





80

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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

IIII\1115 IIII HAAMI$
3 1262 08735 6969
Post ment
U. S. Department of Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Farm AMS-1/26/60
Permit No. 1001.


University of Florida
Docaeets Librarian
t1-4-59 The UnLvesity Librarine
LS-CLS Gaineavlle, iFa.


SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-_-------.----_-^_- --^_ -, ^- -.--. ^ ^
: : Kansas : Fort N sth
Classification Chicago Omaha Denver Ogden Pert-
t City : Wrth: l a
-: 2 2 2 2


SLAUGHTER IAMIBS: (Wooled)
Choice Jan. 25, 1960
Jan. 24, 1959
Good Jan. 23, 1960
Jan. 24, 1959
EWES: (Wooled) All wts.
Good and Jan. 25, 1960
Choice Jan. 24, 1959
Cull and Jan. 25, 1960
Utility Jan. 24, 1959
FEEDER LAMBS All ts. -
Good and Jan. 23, 1960
Choice Jan. 24, 1959
*Shorn basis.


- All wts.
20,55 19.58
19.85 19.20
19.28 18.85
18.95 18.52


7.10
6.75
6.28
6.50


5.50
7.75

4.12
6.25


19.78
18.55
18.85
17.40


17.75
17.05
17.62
16.55


19.88
19.12
19.58
18.25


5,80 -- 575
6.75 -- 8.10
4.65 6.88* 4.25
5.00 -- 6.15


18.75
18.82
18.00
17.95


4.88
7.00
5.25
4.75


19.47
19.25-
18.69
18.50*


5.75
8.25
4.25
5.50


- 17.85 16.72 18.88 16.62
- 19.75 16.90 19.25 17.25


Sow Slaughter in November


An error has been discovered in the percentage of sows and
barrows and gilts slaughtered under Federal Inspection in November
1959. Corrected data will be shown in next weeks issue.


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