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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
'IASHINGTON 25, 0. .


Vol. 29, No. 17

Week ended. April 22



Livestock Market Reviews .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .. .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .


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

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

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

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Barrows and Gilts, 8 Markets Combined Monthly Average
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Slaughter Steers, Chicago Monthly Average Cost
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Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned Under
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers de-
clined at midwest terminals for the second
straight week. Steers closed mostly steady to
75# lower with sales at Chicago largely 50-.
$1.50 off. Heifers sold steady to 50# lower
at most points. Slaughter cows were generally
steady to 50# lower; stockers and feeders un-
evenly steady to $1.00 lower. Barrows and
gilts closed mostly steady to 50# lower; sows
largely 25-50# off. Slaughter lambs declined
50#-$1.00 with a few points $1.00-1.50 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Prices on
slaughter steers and heifers declined under
the bearish influence of increased supplies
and lower prices on carcass beef. Steers were
steady to 75# lower at most points as prices
fell to the lowest levels since early November.
Heifers sold.-steady to 504 lower. In Chicago
steers gradng 9o&i to Prime sold 50# to $1.50
lower white heifers were 500 to $1.25 lower.
Cows werd generally steady to 500 lower re-
flecting a 500 lower trend in the carcass
trade. pHever, St. Paul showed a strong
trend on cows while Sioux Falls was strong to
250 higher and Chicago 500-75# up. Bulls were
steady to 50t higher. Vealers were strong to
$1.00 higher% St. Paul but weak to $2.00
lower at St. Lquis. Receipts at the 12 markets
were increased by'ful-l? i percent. Bulk re-
ceipts at most terminals were slaughter steers
and heifers with Good and Choice grades predom-
inating. Very few Prime steers or heifers
were on offer at most terminals with the per-
centage Prime in the steer supply at Chicago
little changed from the 12 percent the previous
week.
Five loads of Prime 1200-1411# slaughter
steers brought $28.50 in Chicago the fore part
of the week but nothing sold over $28.00 at
the close when most Prime and mixed Choice and
Prime 1050-1425# brought $25.75-27.50. At
other terminals a few high-Choice and Prime
1000-1350# steers sold at $25.00-27.00 while
bulk high-Good and Choice 900-1300# moved at
$23.00-25.50. Good steers sold from $21.50-
23.75. A few mixed Choice and Prime slaughter
heifers sold at $24.25-26.00, Choice brought
$23.00-24.75 and Good $21.00-23.50. Utility
and Commercial cows cashed at $16.00-18.00;
Canner and Cutter $14.00-17.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Shipments of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves from the 10 markets totaled 29,300,
compared 29,800 the previous week and 35,900
a year ago. Good and Choice 450-750# stock
steers continued to make up a relatively large
percent of the supplies. Only moderate numbers
of feeder steers 800# and heavier were on.offer
and majority of these had already received at


least a start on grain feeds. A somewhat re-
stricted and generally bearish demand existed
and prices worked additionally lower following
last week's declines. Prices were unevenly
steady to $1.00 lower. Stock calves showed
least weakness. The press of field work kept
many potential buyers away from market centers.
However, a factor having a more bearish impact
on demand was the continued downtrend in
slaughter cattle prices, particularly in the
face of a recently released USDA estimate of
larger numbers of cattle and calves on feed
than a year ago.
A few shipments of Choice 524-600# stock
steers brought $27.75-30.00; majority Good
and Choice 525-750# $24.00-27.50, some Good
$23.50. Medium and low-Good stockers ranged
$19.00-24.00. Good and Choice 800-1125# feed-
ers sold from $21.50-25.00, a moderate number
of mostly Choice, partly fattened 950-1050#
included at $22.75-24.00. Good and Choice
yearling heifers brought $21.00-25.00, few
loads Choice 550-600# $25.50-26.25. Good and
Choice steer calves sold from $25.50-55.00,
relatively few above $31.00. Good and Choice
heifer calves went chiefly from $25.00-27.50,
load Choice 476# $28.00 and Choice 550# $30.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts
at the 12 markets totaled 502,000 head for a
slight increase over the previous week but
were 14 percent less than a year ago. A large
share of the run was comprised of shipments
of mixed U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 200-270# barrows
and gilts with an increased volume of kinds
weighing 240-270# at many of the markets. Con-
signments of uniform No. 1-2 grades continued
scarce and bulk of the supply was offered and
sold as mixed U. S. 1,2 and 3 grade lots. The
percentage of sows showed a slight seasonal
increase and made up from 10 to 15 percent of
the supply at several centers. Storm reduced
receipts early influenced some price upturn at
the start of the week. However, price de-
clines in the fresh pork trade more than off-
set this advantage later. Order buyers took
about a normal share of the week's supply.
Barrows and gilts closed steady to 50# lower,
extremes 75# off, with weights 240# and
heavier showing most decline at the majority
of markets. Sows declined largely 25-500 bit
closed steady to 25# lower at Chicago and
dipped 75#-$1.00 at Kansas City.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# bar-
rows and gilts sold largely at $17.25-17.75
up to $18.00 at Chicago and Indianapolis.
Mixed U. S. 1,2 and 5 180-260# brought $16.50-
17.50 for the most part, with same grades 180-
240# at Indianapolis $17.00-17.75. U. S. 1-3,
270-600# sows sold at $14.50-16.50, most
sales $15.00-16.25*







Feeder pigs finished steady to weak at St.
Paul but held steady at Sioux City. Good and
Choice 150-160# brought $16.50-17.00 at St.
Paul while same grades 140-170# at Sioux City
$16.00-17.00, few Choice $17.25.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 338,000 head,
around 2 percent less than the previous week
and 4 percent under a year ago. Barrows and
gilts 180-240# closed 25-50# lower, mostly 35-
500 off, with 240-300# 45-500 lower; sows 25#
lower. Sows made up a full 6 percent of the
receipts.
On Friday, mixed U. S. 1-3 200-230# bar-
rows and gilts, and a few 190-200#, sold at
$16.25-16.85 with limited showing $17.00. A
few 1 and 2 selected lots $17.00-17.25. U. S.
1-3 270-400# sows sold from $14.60-16.15; 400-
550# $13.75-15.40.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Salable receipts of
sheep and lambs at the 12 markets totaled
102,000 or 4 percent over a week earlier
and 15 percent more than last year. Slaughter
lamb marketing were mainly shorn old crop
offerings and included a large volume weighing
over 110#. Nearly 10,000 spring lambs were
marketed at Fort Worth. Old crop slaughter
lambs were 500 to fully $1.00 lower, instances
$1.50 off with the greatest downturn on lambs
100# and heavier. Spring slaughter lambs were
$1.00-1.50 lower at Fort Worth. Slaughter
ewes were unevenly steady to $1.00 lower. Feeder
and shearing lambs were steady to 500 lower,
instances $1.00 off.
Choice with a few Prime 96-118# wooled
old crop slaughter lambs closed at $15.50-17.00;
Choice and Prime 114-125# mostly $14.00-15.50;
Good and Choice 90-115# $15.00-16.50. Choice
with end of Prime 84-109# shorn old crop
slaughter lambs with No. 1-2 and fall shorn
pelts brought $15.00-16.00, few reaching
$17.00; Choice and Prime 110-118# $14.00-
$15.00; Good and Choice 90-114# $14.00-15.50.
Choice and Prime 75-100# spring slaughter
lambs $17.00-18.00, instances $18.50; 100-114#
$16.00-17.00. At Fort Worth, Good and Choice
74-80# spring slaughter lambs $15.00-16.00.
Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes $3.50-
7.00; shorn ewes $2.00-6.50. Good and Choice
70-90# wooled feeder lambs $15.00-17.00; Good
and Choice 78-100# shorn feeders $12.50-14.00.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area at 28,400 head
were 8 percent over a week ago and 14 percent
more than the same period last year. Slaughter
lambs sold 50#-$1.50, large share $1.00-1.50
off, Slaughter ewes steady to weak.
On Friday, a few Choice and Prime 90-105#
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to packing
plants $15.50-16.50,mainly $16.00 up; bulk
Choice with few Prime 105-115# $14.50-16.00;
Good and Choice 90-110# $14.50-16.00. Choice
and Prime 90-100# shorn slaughter lambs carry-
ing No. 1,2 and fall shorn pelts brought


$15.00-15.50; bulk Choice 100-115# $15.50-
15.25; Good and Choice 90-110# $14.00-15.00.
Cull to Choice wooled and shorn slaughter ewes
$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 trade on slaughter steers and heifers
was moderately active, steady to 500 lower,
most of decline occurring late; stocker and
feeder cattle and calves steady to 500 off.
Spring lambs mostly steady except few loads
and couple bands for slaughter in May 25-500
higher.
Slaughter steers: In California, 54
loads Choice 925-1100# $24.75-25.35; over
California and Arizona, loadlots mostly
Choice with few Good 875-1150# $23.50-24.50,
same grades 1150-1250# $23.00-23.75; Good
and mixed Good and Choice 850-1200# $22.75-
23.50, Standard and Good 900-1200# $21.50-
22.50, mostly Standard 900-1100# $21.00-21.50.
In Utah, high-Good and Choice 1100-1150#
$22.50-23.00.
Slaughter heifers: California and
Arizona, loadlots Good to mostly Choice 725-
1000# $23.00-24.50; mixed Good and Choice
825-850# $22.50.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
370-535# steers $26.00-27.00, some with heif-
er ends $24.00-25.00, with 450 near 425-460#
$28.00 on steers, $26.00 heifers, delivered
basis; Good and Choice largely 550-750#
steers $22.80-24.25, heifers 450-650# $22.00-
23.50; 925 Medium and Good 650-700# steers
$19.50-20.00.
Lambs: In Arizona 8,000 Choice and
Prime 95-105# spring slaughter offerings
$17.00; 10,000 110-112# $16.00. In Cali-
fornia, 8 loads expected Choice and Prime 95-
103# at May 1-10 delivery $18.00; 3,200
Choice and Fancy 75-85# spring feeder lambs
$17.50-17.75; bulk Choice and Prime 95-112#
spring slaughter lambs $16.00-17.00, with
Choice and Fancy 65-90# feeders $16.50-17.25,
some bands of latter expected to have Choice
and Prime slaughter end.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
KANSAS AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on
slaughter cattle slow. Slaughter steers sold
early in the week steady but late sales were
fully 50# lower. Slaughter heifers sold
steady early with late sales 25-75# lower,
mostly 500 off. In Colorado, early in the
week 41 loads low and average-Choice 1100-
1275# slaughter steers $24.50-24.75; 60 leafd
same grades and weights after Tuesday $25.75-








24.25; 9 loads high-Good and Choice 1125-1250#
$23.25-23.75; 8 loads Standard to high-Good
1275# Holsteins 820.00-20.25; 34 loads low and
average-Choice 825-1050# slaughter heifers
$24.00-24.25 with 110 loads selling late at
823.25-23.75; 8 loads high-Good to average-
Choice 900-975# $23.00-23.50. Western Nebraska:
Four loads high-Good to mostly Choice 1225#1
steers $23.25 f.o.b. feedlot. Wyoming: Load
average and high-Choice 1200# steers U24.75,
load high-Good and Choice 1100# $23.00 f.o.b.
feedlot; 5 loads average andfhigh-Choice 1000-
1075# heifers $23.25-24.00, latter price de-
livered packing plants.
Few sales stockers and feeders weak to
50# lower.. Western Kansas: Nine loads Good
and Choice 875-950# partly fattened steers for
further feeding $23.00-23.75; 6 loads Good and
Choice 675-745# $24.25-24.50; 12 loads Good
to mostly Choice 600-675# heifers $22.50-23.25.
Colorado: Five loads Good and Choice 450-465#
short-yearling heifers $25.00.
Old-crop slaughter lambs in a clean-up
stage and most sales were 50#-1.50 lower.
Colorado: Choice and Prime wooled slaughter
lambs 90-110# $15.50-17.00, late sales
mostly $15.50-16.00. Choice and Prime shorn
lambs No. 1,2 and 3 pelts 90-110# $14.50-16.00.
Kansas: Three loads Choice and Prime 88-106#?
spring slaughter lambs $18.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Hot, dry
winds, blowing dust, 80-90 degree temperatures.
Slaughter cattle trading moderately active,
prices 50# lower, instances $1.00 off. Stockers
and feeders slow, weak to 50f lower. Four-
hundred head Good to mostly Choice 1100#
slaughter steers $24.00; 382 head Good and
Choice 1002-1180# $23.40-23.75; 264 Good 1039-
110Q# 422.75-23.50. In south Texas, 1,300
Good 600-650# feeder steers $23.00-23.50; 2,500
Medium 475-575# for up to June delivery $21.00-
21.50; 1,100 Good 600-625# heifers $20.50-
21.25; few Medium 650# $20.00. Fall delivery,
1,500 Good and Choice 650# feeder heifers
$21.00; 200 Choice 450-475# stock calves,
$25.50 on steers and $23.00 for heifers; 340
Good and Choice 400-425# stock calves for
current delivery $26.50-28.50 on steers and
$23.00-24.00 on heifers.
Amarillo Area Direct trading slow on
all classes, slaughter cattle steady to weak,
stockers and feeders about steady. Around 150
Good to mostly Choice 1175# slaughter steers
$23.75; 54 Good 800-840# slaughter heifers
$22.00; About 300 Medium and Good 600-725#
stocker and feeder steers $22.00-23.00; June
delivery,215 Good 800# feeders $21.80; 150
Good 625# $23.50; 500 Choice and Fancy 585#
heifers $24.50; 445 Good and Choice 590-650#
$23.00-23.25; 225 Good and Choice 490-525#
calves $25.50-26.00 on steers, $24.00 on heif-
ers; 800 Good and Choice 590-425# $30.00
steers, A26.00 heifers; Oklahoma, August-(


October 275 Good and Choice 425-475# stock
calves $26.00 steers, $23.00-24.00 heifers.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers slow, weak to 50# lower;
stockers & feeders steady to weak; slaughter
lambs mostly 250 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 1000-1200# $23.75-24.50; Good
with end of low-Choice 1000-1100# $22.50.
Idaho average and high-Choice 1000-ll00#
$22.50-23.00; Good to mostly Choice 1200-
1300# $21.50-22.50. Oregon Choice 1000#
$24.00-24.50 delivered with mixed Good and
Choice 1015-1050# $22.75-25.00 f.o.b. North-
west Montana Mixed Good and Choice 1050-
1040# $23.00-23.25.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Two
loads Chce 850# $23.90 delivered. Idaho -
average *7h-Choice 900-950# $23.00-23.50;
Good to mostly Choice 860# $21.50-21.75.
Stockers and feeders: Washington Choice
750-900# steers $21.00-25.00. Good and Choice
yearlings $27.00 on steers, $24.50 on heifers;
Good 400# heifer calves $90.00 per head.
Idaho Good and Choice 580-680# $24.50 on
steers, $23.00 on heifers. Oregon Good 850-
900# steers $20.50-22.00. Good 3-6-year-old
cows with calves at side $250.00 per pair.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon Several loads
Choice and Prime 95-105# No. 2-5 pelt old crop
$14.25-15.50 delivered.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading slow. Slaughter steers and
heifers 25-500 lower, stocker yearlings
steady.
Slaughter steers and heifers: Load aver-
age-Choice 1000-1025# steers $23.50; 200
mostly Choice 1050-1200# $22.50-23.25. Around
100 Choice 900-1025# heifers 421.50-22.50.
Stockers and feeders: Few sales Good and
mixed Good and Choice steers 650-750# $22.50-
23.00, heifers 600-725# $21.00-21.50. Around
400 high-Good to mostly Choice mixed yearlings
for October delivery, steers $23.00, heifers
$21.00. Five hundred Good and Choice stock
cows with calves at side $180.00-225.00 per
pair. Around 200 Choice and Fancy 475-500#
steer calves $157.00 per head; scattered lots
Choice calves, steers 375-425# $27.50-29.00,
heifers 550-425# $25.50-27.00.
Sheep: Slaughter lambs steady to weak.
Montana 500 Choice 100# shorn slaughter
lambs, No. 2 pelts $15.25-15.50; 1,000 Choice
108# shorn with No. 2 pelts $16.00 delivered;
500 Good to mostly Choice wooled 3-year-old
ewes $19.00 each. Wyoming 1,000 shorn
Medium and Good broken-mouth ewes, will lamb
early May, $6.50 per cwt.
Wool: About 20,000# fine and half-blood
in Montana $1.07, clean basis, f.o.b. Boston.
Bulk moderate shrinking fine and half-blood in
Montana and northern Wyoming 37.5-400, grease
basis. Around 40,000# heavy shrinking, fine
and half-blood 344.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
--------- -ct- 'cZalves ogs- "se p"ae i di "e-
Market rApr, 22-: Apr. "25-AApr. 22 Apr. 253 : Apr. 22 : Apr. 25t Apr. 22 : Apr. 25
------ ---- I961 960- _1 ,1-961 _- 1960 19"61 : 1960 8 1961 1960
Chicago ............... 37,070 44,205 159 221 51,626 52,751 5,556 3,869
Cincinnati ...,......... 5,415 5,546 658 696 10,812 11,880 499 221
Denver ................. 9,248 10,897 295 476 5,475 5,526 15,587 25,55333
Fort Worth ............. 7,245 7,625 659 1,924 2,503 5,957 50,965 17,224
Indianapolis .......... 7,412 6,765 521 691 50,468 55,071 766 791
Kansas City ....*.* ...** 22,591 20,387 554 1,528 17,740 21,504 9,609 5,569
Oklahoma City .......... 7,452 6,998 675 929 5,566 4,566 2,998 2,876
Omaha ..r.............. 58,829 56,792 575 542 44,249 41,478 12,875 15,547
St. Joseph *.......... 15,148 16,677 425 545 27,675 55,257 9,147 5,156
St. Louis NSY ......... 15,651 15,158 1,369 1,648 55,287 70,647 2,518 1,915
Sioux City .......oo.... 25,586 26,315 415 479 54,988 40,128 6,451 7,544
S. St. Paul .*...o...... 19 689 21,667 4.418 6 187 40.099- 502126 7,435 6- 882
Total .................. 207,296 217,006 10,299 15,666 502,284 550,851 102,182 88,507
ToA--Ll- 271-96,-- .. 186,582 12,665 292,621 98,036
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Apr. 22, 1961 Apr. 15, 1961 Apr. 23, 1960
Hogs ..... 338,000 545,000 555,000
Sheep .... 28,400 26,400 24,900
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STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
-------------- Week ended -. Month Trre4e mnnTh -
:"apr 2D"tAj-r7 L3s-"Apr7 l :- -Mar. "" Mar "' in.-Mar.
: 1961 : 1961 1 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 s 1960
Steers 1001# up ............ 764 364 544 2,801 3,155 10,207 8,464
901-1000 ............ 2,014 1,553 1,900 8,444 10,979 26,155 27,520
801-900 ........... 5,295 2,283 2,772 11,856 14,886 41,525 42,249
701-800 ............. 5,426 3,585 4,796 15,660 15,160 47,031 49,907
501-700 ............. 10,670 11,416 14,454 53,689 40,885 136,770 109,582

Total steers 10 markets ...... 20,169 19,001 24,466 92,430 85,045 261,686 237,522
Av. wts. ...... 718# 691# 692# 697# 750# 715# 730#
Av. cost* ..... $25.95 $24.49 $25.59 $24.09 $24.90 $24.24 $24.20
" *' Chicago ......... 22.98 25.53 25.50 22.95 25.01 25.17 24.05
" Kansas City ..... 24.18 24.69 25.95 24.50 25.14 24.19 24.09
Omaha Z.......... 25.55 24.94 25.68 23.70 24.27 24.25 23.98
S" S. St. Paul ..... 22.85 21.72 22.89 21.65 24.63 21.89 25.02
Sioux City ...... 25.18 25.89 26.71 25.58 25.99 25.85 25.51
Denver .......... 25.27 23.10 25.65 24.77 25.14 25.18 24.81
Ft. Worth ....... 22.19 25.24 24.18 25.22 24.44 25.45 23.69
S" Oklahoma City ... 22.89 25.97 24.19 23.53 25.91 25.39 23.25
S. St. Joseph ... 25.08 25.60 25.56 24.58 24.51 23.87 23.85
St. Louis NS ... 23.54 22.59 24.64 23.06 24.51 23.00 25.42
Total calves 10 markets .... 5,617 7,000 7,061 34,324 28,542 134,649 114,314
heifers .... 2,952 5,299 4,027 13,179 13,078 37,540 34,597
cows ... 595 480 385 2,280 5,517 9,248 9,032
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Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
S K s s _s s San

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Stockers and feeders
Apr. 21, 1961 2 47 10 11 8 21 6 12 8 55 55 44 50
Apr. 14, 1961 2 49 10 15 9 58 7 12 5 50 57 42 60
Apr. 22, 1960 2 49 17 16 7 29 5 10 10 70 75 60 45
Slaughter cows
Apr. 21, 1961 5 7 8 7 9 5 19 12 10 20 10 12 15
Apr. 14, 1961 5 6 7 5 7 5 20 12 10 10 9 11 15
Apr. 22, 1960 4 8 8 7 9 6 25 15 25 15 8 18 20
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318

STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1
-- -~-~-~---~~--I~-~~--~-------------------------------------
SPercent of total Average weight Average price in

S o by grades (pounds) !dollars per 100 Ib.
Grade ----- -------- --
: Week ended
SApr. 20 :Apr. 21 : Apr. 20:Apr. 21 :Apr. 20 : Apr. 21: Apr. 20 : Apr. 21
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
CHICAGO
Prime.......... 3.351 2.661 11.6 8.2 1.265 1.259 27.23 30.56


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

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

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

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


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


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


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........
All grades.....
1/ Data collected


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5,


726
752
130

102
371


60.6
22.6
4.1

1.1


57.5
29.8
3.5

1.2


17,563
6,560
1,187

301
28,962


75
8,178
8,939
996
201
S18 389


81
6,432
4,875
1,063

12,451


-- 8 -- .1
2,959 2,386 42.0 42.3
3,473 2,083 49.3 37.0
577 1,021 8.2 18.1

32 143 .5 2.5
7,041 5,641
-- --- -------------
-- - -

617 371 9.5 6.0
3,990 4,022 61.2 65.5
1,838 961 28.2 15.7

75 785 1.1 12.8
6,520 6,139
------------- -I.sT.JEM


1,043
1,024
981

960
1,013
,, ,


3,190 3,455 44.8 42.5 1,130
3,454 4,052 48.4 49.9 1,098
485 502 6.8 6.2 1,142
114 -- 1.4 -
7,129 8,123 1,115

-------^--^-^^- -B------ -------
39 -- 1.1 -- 1,347
2,843 2,566 79.0 71.8 1,179
477 910 13.2 25.4 1,128
221 81 6.1 2.5 1,071
21 19 .6 .5 1,031
3,601 3,576 1,166
by Agricultural Etiates, and Livestock Divisions
by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions,


1,204
1,136
1,025

1,012
1,186


1,235
1,182
1,101
1,115
1,018
1,138

1,289
1,178
1,135
1,083

'1,153



1,159
1,087
1,079

1,022
1,116


1,187
1,024
964

959
1,016



1,148
1,080
1,103
968
1,109


1,185
1,095
988

1,051
1,154


1,198
1,182
1,100
1,086
991
1,125

1,213
1,181
1,109
1,055
1,008
1,132

1,228
1,133
1,070
1,036

1,025
1,090


r--
27.78
25.95
22.95
--
20.28
24.95

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27.68
25.78
21.55
19.42
26.28


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24.71
23.21
20.87

18.74
22.67



24.11
22.82
19.86

23.20
mmeme


-------------
-- 24.50 -
1,191 24.02 26.66
1,077 22.95 24.66
991 19.03 19.83
818 18.00 18.52
1,156 23.57 26.05
A.M.S.


OMAHA
94 .4 .6
348 44.5 34.7
573 48.6 56.8
815 5.4 4.8
515 1.1 3.1
845
SIOUX CITY
76 .7 .7
937 51.7 37.9
565 39.1 55.6
648 8.5 6.5
152 1.5
578
~ ~ ~ ~"KNASNSAS 'h'


25.12 27.60
23.35 25.78
21.31 22.31

19.32 20.24
24.81 27.08


25.39 29.29
24.00 27.59
22.70 25.56
19.50 22.18
18.15 20.51
23.10 25.95

26.93 29.59
24.28 27.39
23.30 25.77
19.73 21.79
19.56
23.56 26.15

--- 28.00
24.28 27.49
23.17 25.71
20.01 22.48

17.97 19.32
23.38 25.79


--
--


--
--








WEEKII SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

- - -castfI ~ ~ ~ -" -hie- an- -amb -
S-- Cattle : "Cves : Hogs : Sheep and lambs
City or Area Apr. 2-2 Apr. 125 Apr. 22 :Apr. 25 :Apr. 22 :p r. ~-:F5 1-: 2-A
J9I_ 196_0 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 t 1960 s 1961 : 1960
------------------------------------------:_ I---------------------------
Boston, New York City Area... 12,608 9,030 10,135 9,248 42,540 60,250 39,494 34,757
Baltimore, Philadelphia...... 8,183 7,041 2,293 1,695 29,602 21,404 4,774 3,631
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 19,521 17,807 3,861 4,596 120,584 133,978 11,755 11,437
Chicago Area................ 16,265 17,070 5,098 5,475 37,791 37,694 5,480 4,820
St. Paul-Wise. Areas..,...... 28,463 28,913 16,253 18,919 101,575 111,483 15,044 10,408
St. Louis Area .............. 10,808 .9,924 1,283 1,499 77,009 90,894 4,311 3,895
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area.,, 25,168 19,597 -- 94,942 94,413 11,656 12,477
Omaha Area................. 37,920 30,872 137 179 78,601 83,235 17,224 11,974
Kansas City............... 16,407 13,002 35,919 44,138 -- --
Iowa So. Minnesota......... 31,004 29,823 8,495 7,093 276,947 278,940 36,430 30,266
Lou'l.Evan*l.Nash'l.Mphts.... 6,184 6,094 2,729 3,557 58,442 73,469 --
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 10,118 7,306 3,369 2,314 31,661 36,006 -- -
St. Jolph.Wichita, Okla.City. 19,783 18,162 920 1,302 42,830 52,598 9,518 7,895
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 11,655 9,022 4,049 4,344 15,993 19,862 37,007 27,466
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 25,171 18,981 215 224 14,909 17,244 40,539 28,448
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 28,018 24,649 2,073 967 25,452 27,865 45,904 29,444
Portland, Seattle, Spokane... 8,059 7,468 259 239 15,593 15,619 7,087 5,410
------------------------------------------------------------------
Total..................... 315,335 274,761 61,169 61,651 1,100,390 1,199,092 286,223 222,328
4,735,621 1,029,341 17,868,110 4,211,004
Accumulation to date....... 4,659,654 1,104,401 19,718,312 3,818,145
--------------------------------------------------------------------------





ESTIMATFD FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
--------------- ---- -- --- -- Por- : Lamb ---
Beef Veal : Total Total
S: :(excl. lard) : and mautton '
Week ended 7 :i Num meat lard
Prod.Prod: Prod Prod prod. prod.
ber -d.: br Prod-t ber br :
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. mil. lb. mil.1b.

Apr. 22, 1961 ............. 380 228.4 93 11.0 1,270 179.7 305 14.9 434.0
Apr. 15, 1961 ............. 355 213.4 97 11.2 1,265 177.6 310 15.5 417.7 --
Apr. 1, 1961 1/ ........... 354 98 -- 1,295 297 -- 42.2
Apr. 23, 1960 /............ 337 201.9 91 10.9 1,341 185.3 244 12.0 410.1 43.6
Percentage change from:
Apr. 15, 1961 ............... 7 7 -4 -2 -- 1 -2 -4 4
Apr. 25, 1960 ............... 13 13 2 1 -5 -3 25 24 6

'" Aerzagej weight bJi -" L Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs 2 Sheep : yield
: : _: and lambs : per
:ivy TyDeisedsd: 1Ivebisieqs 7 Eive:Dresse;d :L-v3 Drses- ": 100 lb.

Apr. 22, 1961 .............. 1045 601 210 118 244 142 100 49
Apr. 15, 1961 ............. 1045 601 205 115 240 140 103 50
Apr. 1, 1961 ............ 1045 601 195 109 236 137 104 50 --
Apr. 23, 1960 ..,........... 1041 599 208 120 238 138 101 49 13.7


/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.





320


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard -


700-900#
600-800
All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---------------------------------- --
North
S Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
Apr. Apr. : Apr. : Apr. 2 Apr. Apr. : Apr. Apr. : Apr. : Apr.
t 22 : 23 22 : 23 : 22 : 23 : 22 23 22 23
1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 2 1960
l---1------- ----F --------------^!.^-------
augher ale calves and dealers
Slaughter cattle~ calves and vealers


26.95
27.18
25.05
24.92
23.00
21.00


24.38

19.95


17.72
17.35
16.70
15.20


30.00
30.53
27.80
27.853
25.18
22.28


26.80

21.25


17.88
17.55
16.40
14.80


25.02
24.55
22.92
20.25


24.38
22.25
19.52


17.55
16.82
16.35
15.18


27.92
27.80
25.32
21.80


27.12
24.65
21.28


19.10
16.98
15.60
13.62


26.35
26.25
24.72
24.60
22.65
19.85


24.30
22.28
19.50


17.58
16.62
15.85
14.98


30.02
29.95
27.90
27.88
24.82
21.85


27.50
24.15
20.85


18.00
16.88
15.25
14.25


20.20 21.13 18.38 19.00 18.98 18.75
20.72 20.48 18.62 18.75 18.90 18.50


-- 24.00
-- 22.00
-- 19.00


30.50
27.00
22.00


31.50
29.00
23.50


29.00
25.10
20.75


25.80
23.10
P0.75


27.00
24.50
21.50


27.50
24.75
21.50


23.82
23.82
21.60
19.05


23.28
21.05
18.75



16.85
15.50
14.35


26.38
26.59
25.58
20.530


25.60
22.82
19.25


18.88
17.50
15.75
14.75


19.00 20.00


26.20
25.90
21.00


23.75
23.00
22.75
20.50


23.38
21.75
19.25


17.00
16.25
14.25
13.00


27.75
27.58
25.62
25.12



25.00
22.50


18.00
16.75
14.00
12.00


20.50
20.50 21.25


31.50
29.50
25.50


29.00
26.50
24.00


52.00
29.50
26.00


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
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Med. & Gd.


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


26.75
24.50
21.25


29.00
25.75
22.75


26.65
24.15
20.50


29.25
25.75
21.75


26.25
24.38
20.62


28.95
25.50
21.50


26.75
24.38
21.25


28.00
25.25
21.75


24.25
20.50


- -- 24.00 25.75 24.25 25.75 24.75 25.75
-- -- 20.75 22.25 20.75 22.00 21.75 22.00


26.25
24.00
20.25


- 24.75
- 20.50


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 17.25


18.25 15.88


-- 28.25 30.00 29.00


-- 25.50 26.50 26.00


14.50 16.50


30.75 30.25


27.00 28.25


-- -- 15.25


31.00


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
......-------- ......... ........... -....... ........ .. .....................
Louis Ken-: S. S. 8-
SChi. Natl. :sa Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian. mkts.
Week ended cago Stock :City v City Joseph Paul : apolis corn-
Yards bined
............... .... .. .................-- ---
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
BarrowsApr. 22, 1961 17.25 17.05 16.89 17.10 17.00 16.84 16.90 17.36 17.05
and Apr. 15, 1961 17.37 17.42 17.54 17.45 17.36 17.45 17.18 17.48 17.59
gifts Apr. 23 1960 16.19 15.98 15.96 16.16 16.06 15 9Q 16 43 64
Apr. 22, 1961 15.49 15.82 16.05 16.08 15.95 15.93 15.65 15.62 15.84
Sow Apr. 15, 1961 15.48 16.02 16.50 16.29 16.10 16.21 16.01 15.79 16.00
Apr. 23 1960 13.81 13.96 14.21 14.28 14.19 14.31 14.05 13.71 14.04
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
BarrowsApr. 22, 1961 237 229 237 242 246 259 240 250 237
and Apr. 15, 1961 237 225 234 240 245 255 241 228 255
gilts Apr. 23. 1960 236 221 231 241 242 230 239 228 233
Apr. 22, 1961 445 417 426 416 450 427 417 456 427
SowS Apr. 15, 1961 450 411 426 424 436 421 418 462 451
Apr...5.1.960 452 402 40 427 4 2
................... ..U ......................... ....
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 22, 1961 24964 46689 16124 35690 30028 25110 29914 25958 234457
and Apr. 15, 1961 28526 43068 13968 31745 28391 15529 36822 29166 227215
gilts Apr.. 23. 1960. 26207 63735 19699 34543 35406 3155. 039014 27825 77584
Apr. 22, 1961 2296 3704 1042 6298 3759 1821 3507 2782 25209
Sow$ Apr. 15, 1961 2735 3714 660 4285 2806 933 3388 2860 21381
Ap 23, 1960 3042 4867 1054 4239 ..A7g 2456 4271 3227 265Q5
A..*-.........6..0..... .... .............. 2........ ?......6.................6.A...
SOWS Percentage of total
Apr. 22, 1961 8 7 6 15 11 7 10 10 10
Apr. 15, 1961 9 8 5 12 9 6 8 9 9
Apr. 235 1960 10 8 5 11 8 7 10 10 9
...-..^pr-*-20...0..10 .........!....... W**.*.e1.......e*..-l.-10 ......0".-.0.00
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Hog products/ / Hog pri s 2/ or rn 3n
Apr. 22, 1961 $19.28 $17.58 $1.70
Apr. 15, 1961 19.70 17.67 2.05
Apr. 23, 1960 18.76 16.57 2.19
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
---------------.----------..----------------------------.
Barrows and : Corn, 27 Hog--corn
Week ended ilts 1/ No. 3, yelrow price ratio
Dollars per- Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
----------------------------------------------------------
Apr. 22, 1961 17.25 108.6 15.9
Apr. 15, 1961 17.57 106.4 16.5
Apr. 23, 1960 16.19 121.1 13.4
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average,





323


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


- -- -------.


Classification


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:
Prime Apr. 22,
Apr. 23,
Choice Apr. 22,
Apr. 23,

Good Apr. 22,
Apr. 23,
EWES: (Wooled) -


:Chicago: Omaha :
.

(Wooled) 110# down
1961 17.42 --
1960 22.38 22.05
1961 17.00 16.45
1960 21.63 21.18

1961 15.95 15.38
1960 20.63 20.02


All wts.


Good and Apr. 22, 1961
Choice Apr. 23, 1960
Cull and Apr. 22, 1961
Utility Apr. 23, 1960
FEEDER LAMBS: All wts.
Good and Apr. 22, 1961
Choice Apr. 23, 1960
*Spring lambs.
**Shorn basis.


6.70
6.75

5.852*
5.25



---


5.72**
5.98

S4.18"*3
4.32

16.02
21.50


Kansas:
City :


17.50*
24.05*
17.10-x-
23.324*
16.00*
20.25

5.00
5.50

4.25
4.00


: : : North
Fort :Denver: Ogden: Port-
Worth : : : ld
-- --- land


25.15-*

16.85*
22.65*
15.60*
21.90*


-- 14.384*


--

15.80
21.12
14.92
20.22


22.75-

21.90N


20.70*


-- 5.883t* -
-- 6.45** 6.00

5.70** 4.25*-- --
6.40** 4.60~* 4.00


-- 13.55
-- 18.70


14.85
20.35


--

14.25*
18.19.*t
15.00.*
17.50**

4.75**
5.75

35.25**
4.25


15.75


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
MARCH 1961 with comparisons
(Thousand head)


Region

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


: Cattle : Calves : Hogs :Sheep & Lambs

: 1961 : 1960 1961 : 1960 :1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
* -- --- -


123
50
251
507
174
167
138
218
1,627


124 149


42
278
504
162
138
122
207
577


34
134
54
10
55
2
22
457


135
28
162
65
10
53
2
26
482


549 514
398 375
1,300 1,481
2,335 2,293
590 587
635 541
100 113
206 212
6,110 6,116


190
1/
97
414
87
114
208
200
1,511


193
1/
85
323
72
81
156
177
1,088


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): Mar. 1961,
horses 3,364; goats 7,376; Mar.1960, horses 4,464; goats 2,752.
1/ Not available for publication.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


--









WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Steer beef sold steady to
$2.00 lower at most markets and least change at
New York where prices for Good and Choice car-
casses were steady to weak and small receipts of
Prime steady to 50& higher. Cow beef was gener-
ally weak at New York and steady to $1.00 higher
at other points. Veal and calf generally un-
changed and majority turnover reported at mid-
point of quotations. Lamb prices were steady to
$2.00 lower with the decline at New York and
Philadelphia. Pork loins steady to $4.00 lower,
except New York, mostly $1.00-3.00 higher. Other
pork cuts steady to $3.00 lower at4all markets.
Prices for Choice and Prime kosher steer
forequarters were weak to $1.00 lower at New York.
Lamb steady to $1.00 off; veal and calf unchanged.
Trading was somewhat irregular as outlet
varied slightly at the several markets. Demand
for steer beef was generally good and trading
moderately active. However, slowness prevailed
at Washington and Baltimore and demand only fair
with some carryover at Washington for the second
consecutive week. Cow beef was very slow and
under pressure at New York. Veal and calf fared
well in all areas but clean-up incomplete at New
York, mainly hindsaddles. Lamb outlet was moder-
ately broad and best interest for old crop 35-50#
carcasses. Foresaddles outsold hind ends at New
York where some hindsaddles were carried over.
Pork loins met fair to broad demand at New York
and bulk sold on $1.00 higher basis, otherwise
some decline posted at all markets. The general
trend for other pork cuts was steady to $3.00
lower. Supplies were mostly normal for all
classes with pork increased a bit over recent
past weeks and current representation of spring
lamb around 25 percent of total.

CHICAGO Beef sold steady to 500 lower;
veal steady; lamb about $1.00 lower; pork loins
steady to 500 higher; Boston butts 4-8# $1.00-2.00
lower; spareribs 3# down 500 lower.
Supplies of fresh meats were moderate. Good
and Choice grades predominated in the beef di-
vision, with bulk of the lamb 50-70# carcasses.
Supply of spring lamb showed slight increase.
Carcass beef trade was slow and weak through
most of the period, with the decline occurring
on Thursday. Poor demand and lower prices on
arm and squarecut beef chucks proved a bearish
factor in the carcass trade. Hindquarters,
rounds and loins generally had adequate outlets
but prices were steady. Below normal supplies
of ribs were absorbed as forequarter cutting was
at a minimum. All grades of veal met a moderate
demand, boning type working higher. Carcass lamb
hindsaddles and ribs were slow. Lamb stews and
shoulders moved fairly well as most interests
concentrated on the cheaper fore end cuts. All
fresh pork cuts had moderately broad outlets on
the initial session, however, these narrowed as
the week progressed.


PACIFIC COAST Steer and cow beef sold
steady to $1.00 lower, steer beef mostly steady
in San Francisco. Calf was steady to $2.00
lower, most decline in San Francisco; veal and
spring lamb steady to weak; old crop lamb mostly
$1.00 lower in the northwest where spring lamb
was still scarce. Fresh pork closed steady to
$2.00 lower except spareribs firm to $1.00
higher in the northwest. Smoked pork steady to
$1.00 lower, decline on hams.
Supplies of spring lambs liberal in Cali-
fornia but demand fairly good and trading moder-
ately active. Trading for most other meats
slow. Supplies of beef and pork were fairly
liberal and generally excessive for moderate
demand. Above normal supplies calf in southern
California but otherwise veal and calf supplies
were moderate, but evenso were somewhat ex-
cessive for the demand.

CARLOT MEAT TRAIE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Choice steer beef closed 25-50# lower, Good
mostly steady. Choice heifer beef sold 50#-
$1.00 lower, Good 500 lower; cow beef mostly
steady; lamb $1.00 lower. Fresh pork was steady
to $1.00 lower; pork carcasses 25-500 lower.
Supply of all classes was normal. Demand
on beef was moderate with demand on other
classes generally good.
Following prices f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
closed at $38.25-39.00, few carlots $39.50;
Choice 700-800# $37.25-38.00, few carlots $38.50;
Good 600-700# $36.00-37.00, high-Good $37.25-
37.50; Good 700-800# $35.50-37.00. Choice 500-
700# heifer $37.00-38.00, few carlots $38.50;
Good 500-700# $35.00-36.00; Canner, Cutter and
Utility cow $31.00-32.50.
Lamb: Choice including some Prime 45-55#
carcasses $33.00-35.50, mostly $33.00-34.25.
Pork: Pork loins 8-12* $39.50-40.50; fresh
hams 12-14# $36.00-37.00; 14-16# $35.00-36.00;
Boston butts 4-8# $32.50-34.00. U.S. 1-3 135-
155# pork carcasses $24.25-25.10; 155-175#
$24.00-24.70.
Clearance on most classes generally com-
plete.
Based on reports from major slaughtering
centers--Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux
Falls, St. Paul, St. Joseph, St. Louis and the
Interior Iowa and So. Minnesota area.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Steer beef closed steady to
50# lower with Good 504-$1.00 off in Phila-
delphia; heifer and cow beef steady to $1.00
lower. Lamb sold weak to $1.00 lower, largely
50#-$1.00 off; pork loins 500 higher at Chicago,
but $1.50 lower at Philadelphia.
Trading on most classes was rather slow
with supplies moderate.






325
WOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
~I~~~~--~---~--~~---~---------------------------------------
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification- -- -- --- -- -
:Apr. 22 : Apr. 23: Apr. 22: Apr. 23: Apr. 22: Apr. 23: Apr. 22: Apr. 23
: 19--1 : 1960 : 1961 196,0 : 1961 : 1960 _: 1961 1960


Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 44.45 --
Choice 600-700 43.25 47.20


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-1V
4-8
5# down


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


41.75
40.50
40.75


62.00
52.00
46.50

44.00
44.00

45.90
38.70
41.15


46.20
43.85
44.20


57.30
48.00
43.50


41.38
40.38
39.00
39.00

40.62
39.88
37.75

59.00
52.00
47.50


46.06
44.50
45.19
45.19

44.69
44.69
41.63

55.00
49.50
45.00


40.75
39.50
40.50
39.00

39.50





52.00


45.00
43.50
45.50
42.50

44.50





53.00


40.12
38.69
39.00
38.00

39.75
38.75
38.50


45.25
43.69
45.25
42.50

44.94
43.69
42.50


- 37.50* 46.50* 38.50 45.25 39.50 45.50
- 37.50* 46.50* 38.50 45.25 39.50 45.50


43.20
35.90
41.70


41.88
36.00
37.88


41.00
31.00
36.00


46.00
42.50
47.50


48.00
39.00
47.00


43.50
41.00
41.50


44.12
36.50
43.75


45.00 46.80 45.25 50.70 46.50 50.50 44.88 49.50


47.50

36.00
17.25


41.70 53.25 52.00 54.50 51.00 54.00 52.00


29.90
12.75


36.00
17.25


35.00
13.50


35.50
18.00


32.00
16.50


34.50
18.00


32.00
15.41


* Old crop lamb. HBLK PRICES CADLOT

Classification -P' ce
t*e e --


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


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


its -


L5#


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


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#
-------------


39.00-39.50
38.00-39.00
37.75-38.50
36.50-37.50
36.50-37.50
36.00-37.00

38.00-39.00
38.00-38.50
36.50-37.00
36.00-36.50

31.00-32.00
31.50-32.50



--

33.00-35.00
30.00-32.50

41.00-41.50


BASIS 1EEK ENDED
paId^F0. B.
-ever : 1ma0a
m e m e m m e m e n 1 ~ -


37.50-38.50
37.00-38.00
36.50-37.00

34.00-37.00
33.50-37.00

38.00-39.00
36.70-37.70
35.50-37.00
35.00-35.50

30.50-32.50


34.50-35.50
32.00-35.00
30.00-31.50


38.25-39.00
37.25-37.75
37.00-37.25

36.50-37.25
36.25-36.50

37.00-37.50
37.00-37.50
35.00-35.50
35.00-35.50

30.50-31.50
31.00-31.50


33.25-34.25
30.75-31.25

33.25-34.25
30.75-31.25

40.50-41.00


APRIL 21, 1961
S1l-15r--d' Ivirqd- -
ewl-r l 7 hiPZ_ ld A
ammemememmmmm


41.00-41.75
40.00-41.00
39.50-40.00
39.00-40.00
38.50-39.50
38.00-39.50


38.00-40.00
35.00-37.00
32.00-34.00
38.00-40.00
35.00-37.00
32.00-34.00


41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
39.00-40.00

37.50-39.50
37.00-39.00


40.00-40.50


32.50-33.50
32.50-33.00

38.00-39.00
35.50-36.50
33.00-34.00
38.00-39.00
35.50-36.50
33.00-34.00

42.50-43.00


Choice


Choice


--








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading was active at the Boston wool market
as prices advanced about 35 clean basis. Approxi-
mately 10 cars of greasy combing wools were moved
with fine and half-blood grades in best demand.
Scoured pulled winter wool was in short supply.
Demand was good for noils with prices about 1-2#
higher. Scoured shorn wools were slow at about
steady prices.
Trading was active in the territory States and
prices advanced. In Texas wool was purchased as
shorn, while shearing was delayed in the fleece
States due to a severe snow storm.
Midweek cables from Australia showed prices
strong with Japan and Eastern Europe active. New
Zealand quotes were par to 5- percent higher with
Japan and Europe dominating. Prices in the Cape
market were higher with short wools in good demand
under keen general competition. The Montevideo mar-
ket was active and about 80 percent of stocks sold
with United Kingdom, China and Japan operating while
Buenos Aires was firm.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58s staple and good
French combing wools sold at $1.00 clean basis.Graded
50/54s staple fleeces moved at 97 and low quarter-
blood staple, grading 46/48s, brought 94# clean.
Heavy snow and cold weather in the midwest de-
layed shearing there. Buyers were paying mostly 40-
424, while some early shorn choice fine Ohio delaine
wools moved at 38-400 grease basis to the growers.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French combing
and staple wool sold at $1.18 clean basis while a
good volume of graded 64s sold for June delivery up
to $1.20 delivered East.
RANGE SALES FOLLOW: Original bag bulk fine and
half-blood wools sold in Montana at 40 in the grease
and were estimated up to $1.00 clean basis while
around 200,000# of original bag bulk fine and half-
blood wools moved in the Basin Area of Wyoming at
34-434 grease basis f.o.b. and were estimated to
cost around $1.05-1.04 clean. Several clips of bulk
half and three-eighths sold in Utah from 40-435 in
the grease while the Deseret clip of about 250,000#,
40 percent of which was 9 months wool, bulk half-
blood, some three-eighths, brought 400 grease basis,
f.o.b. Recent sales of bulk fine and half-blood
wools in Oregon at 39-424 grease basis, was estimated
to cost clean around $1.06-1.07 delivered East. The
Ellensburg, Washington pool of approximately 80,000#,
mostly medium grades with some half-blood sold at
49.510 grease basis, f.o.b. Other sales this week
included original bag bulk fine and half-blood at
$1.10-1.12 while bulk half and three-eighths terri-
tory wool moved around $1.07 clean basis, delivered.
Texas Wools Heavy shrinking delaine type 12
months Texas wool sold around $1.20-1.22 clean basis.
A moderate volume of 8 months wool sold in Del Rio at
54-570 and was estimated at $1.10-1.15 clean basis
while good French combing and staple 12 months
brought mostly $1.18-1.20 with some lots up to $1.22
clean basis, delivered East.
Mohair The mohair market was very active with
a large volume of adult hair alone sold at 95 to
the warehouse. Trading was active at the Boston mar-
ket in all grades of mohair tops and matching for
worsted and woolen consumption.


Foreign Wools Quotations were higher in
all foreign wool centers with the sharpest in-
crease in Montevideo. Combing wools converted to
clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short wools to
scouring yields, in bond as follows:


Australia
Oil-combed


61B -$1.19
62B 1.17
62AB- 1.16
77B 1.17
78B 1.15
78AB- 1.15
79B 1.11


451B
432B
455B
434B
4M4B


South
Oil-combed
7 $1.13 48 $1.09
8 1.11 52 1.09
12 1.11 55 1.08
47 1.11


$1.07
1.06
1.01
.98


New Zealand
Oil-combed

95 $.92
854 .89
100 .87
107 .84
114 .82
128 .82
Carpet fleeces 784


Africa
Scoured yields
17 $1.09 28 $1.05
22 1.08 32 1.02
27 1.04 55 1.00


Montevideo Super Skirted Wools 64s $1.01,
60/64s 98, 60s 93, 60/58s 910, 58/568 -
900, 56/50s 89.
Carpet Wools Trading for spot carpet wools
was slow while prices were stronger in the primary
markets. A spot lot of medium yellow near Eastern
carpet wool sold at 61 clean fibers present.
Greasy Buenos Aires fleeces were priced at 784,
November second clip wools around 75 and March
wools at 71-724 with New Zealand fleeces at 78#.
On April 26 approximately 4,805 bales of carpet
wools will be auctioned at Liverpool, 690 bales
of which will be Afghanistan carpet wool.
Woolen Wools Trading was slow. Sales
follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
56/58s ave. 2" gray $.75
Scoured Shorn Domestic
Blend 58s 1-2" ave. color $.85
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
58s 1l-2&" choice $1.05
58s under 2" choice 1.00
Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 50/56s ave. 21" ch. wh. $X.16



CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 20, 1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New York
Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.580
July wool tops 1.589
64E grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.202
July wool 1.235
64s grade 2" ave. stretched length









MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICE 1/ SLAUGHTER STEERS CHICAGO
CHOICE GRADE


Year : Jan. : Feb.
-----------
Dol. Dol.
1956 .. 20.02 18.88
1957 .. 21.23 20.57
1958 .. 26.82 27.54
1959 .. 28.13 27.85
1960 .. 26.42 26.69
1961 .. 27.42 26.17


1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961


20.01
20.94
26.31
27.81
26.10
27.02


18.85
20.28
26.65
27.44
26.57
25.84


: Mar. : Apr. : May :June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct. : Nov. : Dec.: Av.


Dol. Dol.
19.41 20.56
21.86 22.99
29.90 29.57
29.11 30.553
28.08 27.76
25.70


18.89 19.87
21.56 22.61
28.28 28.59
28.22 29.32
27.40 27.13
25.32


Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
20.70 21.05 22.57 25.81
25.51 25.48 25.12 25.65
28.83 28.07 26.99 26.11
29.34 28.48 27.89 27.56
27.43 26.04 25.64 25.07


ALL GRADES
20.12 20.79 22.28
22.85 23.07 24.76
28.27 27.67 26.75
28.82 28.15 27.61
26.75 25.58 25.50


25.61
25.45
25.91
27.56
24.75


Dol.
27.27
24.98
26.70
27.62
24.80


27.51
24.84
26.65
27.48
24.62


Dol.
26.08
24.67
26.67
27.19
24.94



26.00
24.48
26.70
27.06
24.83


Dol.
24.50
25.20
26.77
26.55
26.08


23.97
25.06
26.79
26.51
26.00


Dol. Dol.
21.99 22.30
25.98 25.83
27.19 27.42
25.57 27.85
26.86 26.24


21.65
25.74
27.01
25.26
26.61


22.00
23.48
27.09
27.53
25.95


MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/- SLAUGHTER STEERS
CHOICE GRADE
------------- -----------


Year S Jan.: Feb. *
Lb. Lb.
1956 .. 1,164 1,187
1957 .. 1,176 1,199
1958.. 1,157 1,165
1959 .. 1,209 1,209
1960 .. 1,191 1,196
1961 .. 1,180 1,180


1,154
1,148
1,141
1,194
1,176
1,180


1,166
1,157
1,129
1,187
1,174
1,172


Mar.: Apr. : May :June :
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb.
1,189 1,192 1,174 1,163
1,196 1,178 1,180 1,181
1,172 1,157 1,156 1,166
1,211 1,199 1,201 1,195
1,208 1,186 1,188 1,180


SJuly :
Lb.
1,143
1,154
1,165
1,196
1,186


- CHICAGO


Aug.: Sept.:
Lb. Lb.
1,116 1,099
1,140 1,141
1,164 1,156
1,187 1,180
1,180 1,172


Oct.:
Lb.
1,113
1,142
1,165
1,160
1,165


Nov.: Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb.


1,156
1,158
1,174
1,159
1,167


1,153
1,138
1,192
1,165
1,173


1,152
1,162
1,166
1,187
1,183


1,195 -----------------------------
ALL GRADES
-----------------------------------------------


1,151
1,151
1,114
1,168
1,169
1,177


1,141
1,145
1,118
1,149
1,150


1,125
1,140
1,119
1,162
1,150


1,154
1,156
1,152
1,165
1,150


1,125
1,120
1,158
1,166
1,158


1,109
1,124
1,145
1,165
1,153


1,109
1,126
1,145
1,158
1,152


1,115
1,151
1,161
1,151
1,155


1,129
1,158
1,175
1,152
1,164


1,145
1,141
1,190
1,158
1,166


1,154
1,157
1,144
1,164
1,160


MONTHLY AVERAGE COST 1/ BARROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED 2


Year : Jan. : Feb. : Mar. : Apr.


Dol.
1956 .. 11.70
1957 .. 17.89
1958 .. 19.26
1959 .. 16.65
1960 .. 12.65
1961 .. 17.355


Dol.
12.41
17.16
20.16
15.65
15.56
18.15


Dol.
15.20
17.25
21.20
15.89
15.55
17.55


Dol.
15.01
17.95
20.64
16.09
15.96


SMay
Dol.
16.51
18.24
22.05
16.09
16.03


: June : July : Aug. :Sept. : Oct.: Nov.: Dec.: Av.


Dol.
S16.68
S19.65
22.97
S15.91
16.88


Dol. Dol. Dol. Dol.
16.47 16.87 16.29 15.64
20.79 21.27 19.54 17.20
25.12 21.55 20.42 18.88
14.40 14.65 15.81 15.11
17.74 16.91 16.59 17.50


Dol. Dol.
14.90 16.69
17.01 18.45
18.15 17.86
12.61 11.86
17.56 17.27


MONTHLY AVERAGE WEIGHT 1/ BMRROWS AND GILTS 8 MARKETS COMBINED V/

Year : Jan. 2 Feb. : Mar. : Apr. : May : June : July : Aug. : Sept.: Oct. : Nov. : Dec. : Av.
Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb. Lb Lb Lb. Lb. Lb Lb.b. Lb.
1956 .. 251 227 224 225 225 221 217 211 214 217 225 227 222
1957 .. 22 229 250 250 250 226 215 208 210 218 225 229 224
1958 .. 252 228 229 255 254 229 219 214 218 224 230 233 227
1959 .. 258 252 229 252 251 229 221 216 218 224 228 230 228
1960 .. 232 228 229 252 234 232 228 223 222 225 251 232 229
1961 .. 236 232 231

I/ Weighted average. Z/ Eight markets include Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Omaha,
St. Louis National Stock Yards, Sioux City, South St. Joseph, and South St. Paul.


1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961


Dol.
14.82
18.29
20.25
14.64
15.96


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528


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


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


Product



Placed in cure -
Beef i/ . .
Park 1/ . .
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 I/ *
Sliced, other 2/ J / .
Hamburger *
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered *
Lard, refined *
Oleo stock *
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .
Compound contig animal fat
Oleomargarine i 4
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense).


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Week ended 1961


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1961

1,000#

5,112
56,694
341

825
42,1135


1,540
5,584
62

4,475
1,980
13,599
11,855

3,567
10,727

16,799
5,102
3,570
4,468
58,105
24,842
1,328
7,868

1,501
745
12,272
1,634

48,382


Mar.
11
1961
1,000#

3,496
64,0853
571

956
48,571


1,797
4,753
66

4,9053
2,291
12,239
12,468

3,4453
11,8053
94
17,775
5,635
4,105
4,862
39,190
27,639
1,407
8,407

1,627
728
17,096
2,186

51,362


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25 S
1961 S
*
1, 000#

2,666
66,051
25

746
59,781


Mar.
18
1961
1, 000#

5,350
70,287
75

747
57,238


2,582
6,229
87

4,9053
2,162
12,064
12,608

3,692
12,770
15
18,166
5,708
5,950
4,551
41,175
25,788
1,329
8,162

1,733
805
15,4135
2,364

52,576


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1
1961
W- -
1,000#y

2,868
55,942
175

612
46,967


1,738
4,258
82

4,826
2,275
11,915
12,005

5,681
11,757
62
19,046
5,684
3,850
4,900
40,564
26,874
1,518
8,212

1,650
686
12,869
2,549

47,585


l-oaj A . 320,687 553,3535 570,525 561,545 55334,709
---- ------------------------ ----------
V/ 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 distinct processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


1,708
6,967
91

4,880
2,242
11,783
12,512

3,577
10,768
106
17,569
5,790
5,891
4,153
40,072
26,658
1,356
8,364

1,630
615
15,077
1,964

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CATTLE AND CALVES ON FEED APRIL 1, 1961

On April 1, 1961, a total of 7,015,000 head of cattle and calves were on feed
for market in the 26 major feeding States, according to the Crop Reporting Board.
This number was 5 percent higher than the 6,671,000 head on feed in these States
April 1 last year, but down seasonally from the 7,587,000 head on feed January 1, 1961.
The number on feed declined 8 percent from January 1 to April 1 this year, compared
with a 7 percent decline during the same period in 1960.
About two-thirds of the increase shown in number on feed this April over a year
earlier was in cattle weighing 900 pounds and over.
The number of cattle and calves on feed in the North Central States April 1, 1961
totaled 4,962,000 head--up 3 percent from the 4,831,000 head on feed April 1, last
year. Iowa, the leading State, was down 5 percent, but Illinois was up 5 percent,
and Nebraska was down slightly. All other States in this region, except Missouri
which was down 3 percent, were higher compared with a year earlier.
Cattle and calves on feed April 1 this year in the 11 Western States totaled
1,692,000 head, compared with 1,554,000 head April 1, 1960--a 9 percent increase.
California, the leading Western State, was up 16 percent; Colorado, the second rank-
ing Western State, was 1 percent higher; and Arizona, third in rank, showed a 21
percent increase from last April 1. Other increases ranged from 2 percent in Montana
and Oregon to 9 percent in New Mexico. Idaho was down 2 percent, and Wyoming and
Nevada were both down 6 percent.
Cattle and calves placed on feed during January through March this year totaled
2,692,000 head, 3 percent less than the 2,762,000 head during the same period in
1960. Shipments of stocker and feeder cattle into 8 Corn Belt States (for which data
are available) during January and February this year were up 22 percent from the
same two months in 1960.
Fed cattle marketing during January, February and March 1961 amounted to
3,264,000 head, the same as during these three months in 1960, Marketings were down
1 percent in the North Central States, but were 3 percent higher in the Western
States.
The number of beef steers and heifers (grading Prime, Choice and Good) sold out
of first hands for slaughter at 12 major livestock markets during January through
March was 3 percent lower than the same period in 1960. These data do not include
direct sales to packing plants, mixed lots of steers and heifers, and some deliveries
bought on prior contract.
Of the cattle and calves on feed in the 26 States April 1, those weighing under
500 pounds accounted for 7 percent of the total--the same as April 1, 1960. The 500-
699 pound group made up 35 percent of the total this year compared with 55 percent a
year earlier. The 700-899 pound group accounted for 27 percent of the total compared
with 30 percent a year earlier. The number weighing 900-1,099 pounds at 24 percent
was unchanged, while the 1,100 pound and over group comprised 7 percent of the total
compared to 6 percent last year.
A breakdown of the April 1 number on feed in the 26 States by weight groups
shows a smaller number on feed than a year earlier in the 700-899 pound group. All
other groups showed an increase over a year earlier in number on feed. The number
weighing less than 500 pounds totaled 475,000 head April 1-- percent above a year
earlier; the 500-699 pound group totaled 2,447,000 head--up 10 percent from a year
earlier; the 700-899 pound group accounted for 1,892,000 head-- down 6 percent; the
900-1,099 pound group at 1,710,000 head was 6 percent above last year; and, the over
1,100 pound group at 491,000 head was 35 percent above last year.
In the 26 States, 70 percent of the cattle and calves on feed April 1 were
steers and steer calves, 29 percent were heifers and heifer calves and 1 percent
were cows and other. This is the same percentage breakdown as January 1, 1961 and
April 1, 1960.
In the 26 States, cattle and calves on feed by length of time as a percent of
total on April 1 this year and last were: Under 5 months, 57 and 59 percent; 3 to
6 months 56 and 55 percent; and over 6 months 7 and 6 percent.
The number on feed under 3 months at 2,606,000 head was 1 percent below last
year. The 3-6 month group at 3,939,000 head was up 8 percent, and the over 6 month
group at 470,000 head was 15 percent above a year earlier.






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Cattle feeders in the 26 States intend to market 48 percent or 3,336,000 head
of the April 1 inventory number during April, May and June. If intentions are
carried out, the marketing would be 7 percent above the 3,105,000 head marketed the
second quarter of 1960 from the April 1 inventory. A breakdown by months of total
anticipated marketing of the April 1 inventory during the quarter shows 58 percent
to be marketed in April, 32 percent in May, and 30 percent in June. Expected market-
ings as published are based upon the usual relationship between survey data and
actual marketing.

Cattle and calves on feed by classes, by quarters,
April 1, 1960, January 1 and April 1, 1961
SSteers & steer calves : Heifers & heifer calves! Cows and others
State Apr.l., Jan.1,s Apr.1,: Apr.11 Jan.l, Apr.l A pr.1 Jan.l, Apr.1
: 1960 1 1961 1961 1960 2 1961 1961 1 960.: 1961 : 1961
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
: head head head head head head head head head

Pa. ......: 68 79 69 6 7 6 2 3 3

Ohio ...: 149 165 155 35 42 38 2 2 ---
Ind....... 104 136 121 56 57 48 2 2 1
I11.......0 490 576 556 165 153 150 -- ---
Mich...... 102 92 108 27 33 25 -- 1 1
Wis....... 90 88 89 50 30 32 1 3 1
Minn...... 286 .306 305 148 172 170 -- -
Iowa...... 1,193 1,076 1,158 454 416 408 3 3 2
Mo........ 177 220 177 70 74 63 2 3 2
N. Dak.... 61 108 90 37 65 58 2 4 2
S. Dak.... 156 175 175 74 110 96 2 6 3
Nebr...... 462 484 435 211 201 238 7 5 4
Kans...... 173 231 167 62 103 105 2 3 3
N.C.States: 3,443 3,655 3,532 1,365 1,454 1,411 25 32 19

Okla...... 29 45 31 19 30 33 1 1 1
Texas .... 95 144 128 64 107 88 2 3 2

Mont...... 26 38 31 27 34 26 4 5 1
Idaho.....: 72 84 70 41 54 40 2 5 3
Wyo....... 26 25 25 20 26 19 1 5 ---
Colo...... 198 199 194 -160 211 165 1 4 3
N. Mex....: 21 23 22 22 27 26 2 3 1
Ariz......: 156 227 184 48 67 62 5 4 5
Utah...... 25 40 33 26 26 21 1 5 --
Nev......: 9 20 10 8 9 6 --1 --
Wash......: 78 78 79 21 25 25 1 3 3
Oreg.....: 40 47 39 14 21 15 1 1 2
Calif....: 407 605 489 90 100 88 5 7 5
Western
States... 1,056 1,386 1,176 477 600 493 21 43 23
26 State :
Total....: 4,691 5,307 4,936 1,931 2,198 2,031 49 82 48


Percentage distribution of total
: Pet. Pet. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pet. Pet. Pct. Pet.
N.C.States 71 71 71 28 28 29 1 1 -17
Western :
States... 68 68 70 31 50 29 1 2 1
26 States.: 70 70 70 29 29 29 1 1 1
1/ Less than .5 percent.





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

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