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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKET
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINOTON 25, D. 0.


Vol. 27, No. 50


December 15, 1959


Week ended December 12


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts . .
Steer Sale Statistics . .

Feeder and Stocker Statistics . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Slaughter at Major Centers . *
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker
Cattle and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts


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


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Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . .
Wholesale Meat Prices . .
%bol Market Review . .

Special to this issue

Meat and Meat Food Products Processed and Canned
under Federal Inspection, Nov. 1-28, 1959 .
Livestock Prices and Composite Meat Values,
November 1959 . .


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Liberal supplies of slaughter steers,
heifers, hogs and lambs influenced lower
prices on these classes throughout the mid-
west. Slaughter steers and heifers sold un-
evenly steady to 750 lower for the week with
the greatest downturns on Standard and Good
steers weighing above 1100#. Prices on bar-
rows and gilts advanced Monday but declined
later to leave closing sales steady to 25*
lower for the week. Slaughter lambs sold
steady to 500 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Receipts
at the 12 markets were 6 percent above the
previous week and 9 percent above the corre-
sponding week a year earlier. The number of
slaughter steers sold out of first hands at
the 7 markets at 89,924, compares to 81,590
the previous week and 87,854 a year ago, and
was the largest volume since early June this
year. The average weight of steers at these
markets at 1136# was little changed from the
1159# the week previous but was 30# below
the 1166# for the same week in 1958. The
liberal marketing of fed steers and heifers
along with lower dressed beef prices contri-
buted to lower price trends throughout the
midwest. At Chicago most fed steers sold 25-
750 lower, however, the small volume of
Choice and Prime under 1000# were steady. At
other midwest terminals, trends on slaughter
steers were steady to 750 lower, extremes
$1.00 lower. The largest declines were re-
corded on Standard and Good steers weighing
above 1100#. Heifers at Chicago were steady
to 750 lower, and steady to 250 lower at most
other markets except So. St. Joseph where
average Choice to Prime heifers were steady
to 500 lower and others 500-$1.00 off. Cows
sold steady to 50* lower at most points, but
steady to 250 higher at Kansas City. Bulls
sold mostly steady, instances $1.00 higher;
vealers steady to strong.
At Chicago, around 12 loads Prime 1180-
1540# slaughter steers brought $28.00; high-
Choice and mixed high-Choice and Prime $25.50-
27.75 including load lots of Prime 1500-1500#
at $26.00-27.50; Good to average-Choice bulked
at $25.00-25.75. At other midwest terminals,
Choice slaughter steers bulked from $24.00-
25.50 with high-Choice and mixed high-Choice
and Prime 425.75-27.00; Good and low-Choice
mainly $22.00-24.50. At Chicago, high-Choice
and Prime heifers sold at $25.00-25.50; Good
and Choice $22.00-24.75. Elsewhere, Good and
Choice heifers sold from $20.00-25.00; high-
Choice and Prime to 1i25.50. Utility and Com-
mercial cows realized $13.50-15.50; Canners
and Cutters mostly $11.00-14.00. At So. St.
Paul, Good and Choice vealers brought $22.00-


28.00, high-Choice and Prime $29.00-51.00. At
St. Louis National Stock Yards, Good and Choice
vealers cashed at $28.00-55.00, few to $34.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
The movement of stockers and feeders was fair-
ly large for the season, and some points along
the upper Missouri River received well above
normal supplies of stock calves. Trading was
generally fairly active and prices steady to
500 higher for the week. Demand for stock cows
was quite broad but receipts were rather lim-
ited.
Good and Choice feeder steers sold largely
in a range of $20.00-25.25, with a liberal
share of those under 800Q $22.00-25.25, few
750-850# at Chicago to $26.50 and a load Choice
822# $26.00 at Omaha. Medium and Good feeder
steers brought $17.50-22.00. Loadlots Choice
fleshy 1030-1164# steers at Kansas City $21.00-
22.00. A few Common and Medium feeders ranged
from $16.00-18.00. At Omaha, Sioux City and
So. St. Paul, loadlots Choice 525-575# stock
steers cleared at $28.25-50.50, but bulk Good
and Choice 750# down realized $23.00-27.00;
Medium and Good $18.50-24.00. Supplies of
stocker and feeder heifers were limited at
most points with the small showing Good and
Choice at $21.00-24.25, few to $25.25 and small
lots Medium and Good unevenly $17.00-22.00.
Good and Choice stock steer calves sold from
$26.00-32.00 at Omaha, Sioux City, So. St. Paul
and Denver with some Choice $532.00-33.25 at
Sioux City and $34.00-35.00 at Omaha. Else-
where, including Southwestern terminalst Good
and Choice stock steer calves realized $23.00-
28.00. Good and Choice heifer calves brought
$21.00-29.00, short load Choice $50.00 at
Omaha. Medium and Good stock cows mostly
$15.00-16.50.

HOGS Combined receipts at the 12 ter-
minals and Interior Iowa-So. Minnesota area
for the week were little changed from the lib-
eral volume of the previous week but were 25
percent greater than the corresponding week
a year ago. A general price advance on Monday
was erased on later sessions under the influence
of continued liberal marketing. Closing sales,
compared with Friday the previous week, were
steady to fully 25* lower with most decline on
weights 230# and heavier which sold 50* lower
at some points, while on the other extreme a
small volume mostly U. S. No. 1 and 2 butchers
under 250# were steady to 250 higher at a few
markets. Butchers over 230# found rather poor
demand, while at the same time the smaller
numbers of 190-220# butchers moved rather free-
ly to a fairly good demand. Sows sold 25-50#
lower. Sows comprised from 7-14 percent of the


MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES




999


supplies at various terminals and accounted
for around 8.5 percent of the Interior re-
ceipts.
Closing sales of mixed U. S. No. 1-3
barrows and gilts 190-240#, at midwest mar-
kets ranged from $11.50-12.50 with the bulk
at $11.75-12.25, while limited No. 1 and 2
selected lots sold at $12.35-13.00 and a few
reached $15.50 at Indianapolis. Mixed No. 1-
5 270-400# sows closed at $8.75-10.50. In
the Interior, direct sales on mixed No. 1-3
200-240# butchers ranged from $11.05-12.00,
No. 1 and 2 selected lots $12.00-12.75, how-
ever few sales were made above $12.25; No. 1-
3, 270-400# sows brought $8.50-10.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 5, live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 90# per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
December 5 to December 9, 1959 inclusive.
Feeder pigs at Sioux City and South St.
Paul sold steady to weak. Medium and Good
1530-160# feeders at Sioux City brought $9.50-
10.00, few $10.25. At So. St. Paul Good and
Choice pigs sold from $9.50-10.00. A limited
volume Common and Medium 30-70# feeders
$7.00-9.00 at Memphis.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts at the 12 mar-
kets were 3 percent above the previous week
and 24 percent more than a year ago. Prices
on slaughter lambs were steady to 50# lower
with some sales 75# off at Omaha, Slaughter
yearlings were steady to 500 lower at Ft.
Worth; slaughter ewes mostly steady, in-
stances 50f lower. Feeder lambs were gener-
ally steady aside from the 25 upturn at So.
St. Paul, and the weak to 25# lower trend at
Kansas City. Choice and mixed Choice and
Prime 89-119# wooled slaughter lambs sold
from $17.00-18.25, and some 94# $18.75 at Chi-
cago. Good and Choice 85-115# brought $16.00-
18.50, bulk $16.50-18.00; Utility and Good
$14.00-17.50. Choice 89-107# shorn slaugh-
ter lambs with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts sold
from $15.50-17.50, mostly $16.50 up. Good and
Choice 92-127# slaughter yearlings sold at
$13.50-14.50; Utility and Good $11.00-15.00.
Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes sold un-
evenly from $2.50-7.00. Good and Choice 55-
81# feeder lambs realized $16.50-18.25, most
Medium and Good $15.00-17.50.

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Trading active on slaughter steers and heifers
with prices steady to 500 higher, instances


75#-$1.00 up on Standard and Good steers. Sales
and contracts were confirmed on over 600 loads
of fed cattle with delivery on contracts ranging
up to February 1. Price trends on stocker and
feeder classes poorly tested; slaughter lambs
mostly steady.
Slaughter steers In California, 27 loads
Choice 900-1050# $27.00; 110 loads in California
and Arizona 1150# down mostly Choice $26.00-
26.75; Choice 1250-1550# $24.50-25.00; mixed
Good and Choice $22.00-25.90; Standard and low-
Good $20.75-22.00. Slaughter heifers: 8 loads
Choice 825-950# $26.00; 80 loads Good and Choice
775-1050# $235.00-25.50 with most Choice $24.00
and up; Standard and Good $22,00-23.00.
Slaughter lambs: In California, 9 loads
mostly Choice 100-110# with No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts $17.50-18.00; 3 loads Good and Choice
$17.00. In Utah, 5 loads Good and Choice 105#
wooled lambs $17.50; 4 loads high-Good and
Choice 100-110# with No. 1 pelts $17.00, load
Good and Choice $16.75.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle direct at feedlots in Colorado rather ac-
tive. Sales confirmed on 274 loads compared to
250 loads the previous week and 214 loads a year
ago. Choice steers weighing under 1100# sold
steady, other grades and weights 25-500 lower.
Fed heifers sold 25f lower on Monday but later
sales were fully steady with last week's close.
Buyers were still active in the area at noon
Friday. Four loads Choice 993-1050# fed steers
$26.00-26.25; 110 loads high-Good to average-
Choice 1080-1275# $24.25-25.80, mostly $25.00-
25.80. Thirteen loads average to high-Choice
960-980# fed heifers, some loads carrying an
end of Prime $25.75; 125 loads high-Good to
average-Choice 875-1100# $24.25-25.25, with
weights under 1000# mostly $24.75-25.25; 16 loads
low to average-Choice 950-975# $25.25-25.50; 6
loads Standard to average-Good 1050-1100# $22.00-
23.00.
Demand good for the small available supply
of stocker and feeder cattle and calves as auc-
tion markets continued to be the main source of
such cattle. Prices were strong to $1.00 higher.
Western Kansas: 2 loads Good and Choice 595-610#
feeder steers $24.00-25.15; 5 loads mostly Good
682-844# $22.50-23.15; 3 loads Good 700# feeder
heifers $20.50; 4 loads Good and Choice 475-
500# short yearling heifers $23.50. Colorado:
649 Good and Choice 740-777# feeder steers
$25.00-23.30; load Medium and Good stock cows
$165.00 per head.
In Northern Colorado 3 loads Good and
Choice 106-108# slaughter lambs $18.00-18.25.
Around 10 loads Good and Choice lambs off wheat
in Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas delivered
Denver, $18.00-18.25.





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NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trading on all classes of cattle and calves
was extremely slow. Prices were largely
steady. Load high-Good to mostly low-Choice
950# fed steers brought $25.00; 9 loads Stand-
ard and Good 850-1050# $21.50-23.50.
Around 550 Choice 755# feeder steers
brought $24.50; 250 Choice 470# stock steer
calves $27.00; 400 Choice 450-475# stock
calves, $28.00 for steers and $24.00 for
heifers.
Amarillo Area Direct sales were con-
firmed on 66 loads slaughter steers and 21
loads heifers, strong to 500 higher on steers
and steady on heifers. Stockers and feeders
strong to 50# higher on confirmed sales of
8,800 head. Eight loads Choice 1025# fed
steers $24.25, bulk Good and low-Chdace
$22.75-24.00. Good and Choice 950-1000? fed
heifers $25.90-24.50 and 7 loads mostly Good
675-750# $41.00, carcass basis.
Good and Choice 760-90Q0# feeder steers
$20.00-24.00; same grades of stock steers
$22.50-24.50; Good 675-750# feeder heifers
$20.75-21.25; 400 Good 675-700# heifers for
January delivery $20.00-21.00; 250 Good and
Choice 425# stock steer calves $27.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaugh-
ter steers fully steady except weights over
1200# steady to weak in Washington, heifers
steady to 50f lower; stockers and feeders
fully steady; slaughter lambs steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington Bulk
low to average-Choice 1000-1125# $26.00-26.50,
few $26.75; Choice 1200-1550# $25.00-25.50;
Standard 1080# $20.00. Idaho High-Choice


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with end of Prime 1100-1175# $25.25; low to
average-Choice 1000-1125# $25.25-26.00, load
$26.50; Choice 1180-1500#.$24.00-25.00. In
the 2 states most Choice 825-950# fed heifers
$25.00-24.75, few 100Q0 $22.50; 2 loads 1000-
1150# high-Choice with Prime end $25.25.
Oregon Good and Choice 750# feeder
steers $24.50, delivered Washington; Good and
Choice 750-85Q0 steers $22.00-25.75; same grades
yearling heifers $20.00; Good and Choice 400-
450# stock calves in the 5 states, steers
$25.00-26.00, heifers $25.50-24.00.
Slaughter lambs: Washington Good to
mostly Choice wooled and shorn with No. 1 and
2 pelts $16.00-16.50; Choice 105# with No. 2
pelts $18.25, delivered San Francisco. Idaho -
Good to mostly Choice 100-111V wooled $17.00-
17.75.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Favorable weather during recent weeks
has allowed livestock to utilize natural for-
age and supplemental feeding has decreased.
Trading continued slow with stock calves making
up the bulk of sales. Two loads Choice 1050#
slaughter steers $24.50. About 200 Choice
775-800# feeder steers $25.50; 500 Good 775#
$22.50; 270 Good 70Q0 feeder heifers $19,00-
19.50; 1,000 Good and Choice 45Q# stock steer
calves $27.00; 750 Good and Choice 400-425#
heifer calves $25.00; 500 Choice 580-400#
stock calves, steers $29.00-50.00, heif-
ers $25.00-26.00.
Wool: In Wyoming, 88,000# of 5/8's and
1/2 blood 1959 ewes wool original bag at 52.653
delivered Boston; 55,000# fine relatively
heavy shrinking 45.780 delivered Boston; 45,000#
of tags 16f and the same amount of crutchings 210.


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
--------------c-- ----- -C- -ve-- --- ----- Hogs- --- ---e---ep --
: Cattle : ~ Calv~es Hogs h
Market : Dec 2 : Diec. 13T:bec7 12~c: :Dec 13: c. T2:Dc7 T35:-eeTc7 12: sDec7 15-
--:--- 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
3go ........ 49,655 51,027 478 488 55,159 55,257 15,127 11,974
Lnnati ..... 5,921 4,175 620 721 11,571 10,885 1,754 1,149-
S ****** 11,787 8,831 1,975 825 7,086 5,087 19,251 15,262
Worth ..... 6,120 5,609 2,098 2,682 2,850 1,811 7,811 5,565
Lnapolis ... 6,774 7,907 675 716 59,526 35,419 4,081 4,688
as City .... 22,002 19,261 1,502 1,407 20,391 15,945 6,004 8,552
homa City .. 10,797 7,542 1,602 1,186 4,058 2,658 2,608 1,550
a .......... 44,089 38,099 5,291 1,882 75,645 49,854 18,698 14,001
oseph ..... 16,818 15,952 565 928 57,770 50,027 8,741 5,247
Louis NSY .. 16,046 15,150 2,545 2,198 72,569 55,065 6,527 8,102
City ..... 56,115 34,182 9,551 2,995 65,469 57,959 15,570 8,165
. Paul .... 24,349 21L076 2,898 9,716 75-297 61,582 0557 L5274
.......... 248,469 228,769 54,196 25,742 465,191 375,485 121,529 97,489


5, 1959 ...


233,640


54,508 479,427
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


117,812


Dec. 12, 1959 Dec. 5, 1959
Hogs .... 461,000 440,000
Sheep ... 27,600 26,000
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Dec. 15, 1958
566,500
26,600
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STEERS SOLD OUT bF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /
eret ft *a :
S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
N o by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ---------------
Week ended
T~ c. ro-:;bc- ThsT:ec T0~:-cf Tl~:'c7 Tro~:tc T~:"Dc 0 r0o~:s"c7 T1~
: 1959 1 959 : 1 98 959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


CHICAGO
5,51su 5,039 10.1 15.0 1,227
22,474 20,761 65.0 61.7 1,168
6,752 7,106 19.5 21.1 1,105
1,611 688 4.7 2.0 1,062
57 45 .2 .1 1,398
177 18 .5 .1 1,002
54,562 33,655 1,157
OMAHA
162 425 .9 2.4 1,167
8,462 9,43355 47.2 52.5 1,131
8,197 7,188 45.8 40.0 1,128
904 784 5.1 4.4 1,081
185 125 1.0 .7 1,039
17,910 17,955 1,127
- -------- --SIOUX-CIT -
209 502 1.5 3.4 1,141
8,288 9,291 58.2 62.2 1,147
5,575 4,509 37.7 30.2 1,104
279 420 2.0 2.8 1,105
90 209 .6 1.4 1,041
14,241 14,931 1,129

23 66 .3 1 0 1,225
1,592 1,489 24.8 20.6 1,148
5,607 4,331 56.2 60.0 1,177
1,047 1,287 16.5 17.8 1,120

152 47 2.4 .6 1,080
6,421 7,220 1,158
-1 1 ----- -ST. LOUIS NSY98 -
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625 1,751 10.6 57.5 1,080
5,217 2,457 54.9 51.9 1,059
1,954 495 3355.0 10.5 975

91 14 1.5 .5 920
5,865 4,697 1,032
- ~ -1 - -IS. ST. OSEPH 1 1


4,160 2,572 51.4 33.2
5,174 3,775 39.2 52.8
752 975 9.0 13.6
52 25 .4 .4
8,098 7,147
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1,008 986 55.2 43.8
807 1,254 44.2 55.8
12 9 .6 .4

1,827 2,249


1,117
1,159
1,075
992
1,122


1,213
1,173
1,550

1,197


1 Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.
g Correction: Good steers Chicago, month of November 1959 should have been $25.19 (Vol. 27,
No. 49, page 983).


1,259
1,197
1,164
1,1553
1,33551
1,059
1,198

1,175
1,169
1,150
1,142
1,195
1,161

1,179
1,165
1,148
1,063
1,084
1,156

1,156
1,194
1,165
1,118

1,068
1,162


1,049
1,078
1,020

847
1,060



1,108
1,124
1,0953
1,055
1,114


1,227
1,152
726

1,183


27.14
25.66
24.11
22.70
21.20
18.86
25.56

26.20
24.78
25.18
20.24
17.82
25.78

26.02
24.48
25.33
20.60
18.69
25.97

27.00
25.25
22.74
20.46

16.92
22.88


25.79
23.80
21.20

17.70
25.153



24.56
22.50
19.22
16.40
23.25


25.26
23.92
19.00

24.63


28.12
27.21
26.11
24.96
25.71
22.56
27.07

27.735
26.36
25.15
23.28
22.11
25.74

27754
26.44
25.28
24.05
22.88
26.02

28.00
26.14
25.20
23.25

21.17
25.06


26.48
25.05
25.75

21.26
25.45



26.78
25.11
25.85
21.72
25.48


26.53
25.86
23.00

26.16





FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST WEIGHT AND NUMBER
---- --. --...-- ---- --. ----RA y -^i--- -- -- -- -- -- -- .. -- .. .. .m .. .
SWeek ended Month : Five months
.- ---.--. -** ---A --,-- ... .. .--- -*---------- ---------- -------..months'....
Dec. 10 Dec. 5 'Dec. 11 No'v. Nov'. : 'July Nov.
1959 : 1959 j 1958 1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958
Steers 1001 up 9'76 '22' 2, 54'1 3,;187 17,i86" 21,1 ""
901-1000 1,645 1,981 2,408 9,165 7,561 57,784 57,045
801-900 4,5333 5,875 3,907 21,490 16,340 104,616 98,940
701-800 5,701 6,000 5,792 42,764 27,475 166,265 139,730
501-700 11,069 10,448 7,512 72,279 55,694 332,445 280,551


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
Natl. Stk. Yds.
Total calves-10 mkts.
* heifers *
ScoWveS


25,724 22,684 18,141 '148,245 108,057 "678,494" 597,381"
728# 724# 748# 711# 715,j 718# 728#
$25.25 $23.05 $26.57 $23.75 $27.20 $25.32 $26.28
22.72 23.14 26.14 25.46 27.59 26.25 26.58
22.50 22.88 26.14 25.54 26.46 24.81 25.56
24.47 24.20 27.42 24.85 28.40 26.46 27.49
21.72 21.04 25.16 21.80 25.21 25.75 24.72
25.23 24.06 27.71 24.86 28.02 26.55 27.11
24.22 24.04 26.89 24.65 27.86 25.61 27.28
21.11 18.80 27.76 20.85 24.84 24.08 25.09
20.79 21.39 26.50 21.76 25.96 24.11 25.19
21.25 21.91 26.40 22.32 26.32 24.69 25.19
22.15 21.80 24.62 22.79 24.87 24.15 24.40
24,777 21,354 15,595 148,826 129,490 442,140 424,052**
3,536 3,755 35,729 24,768 19,370 124,691 126,459-*
2,786 2,257 1,990 9,496 12,006 24,5307 31,089


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


ESTIMATED FEDRALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
t Beef I Veal s Pork s lamb sTotal 'Total
Week s jexcl. ardl and Mutton lard
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1.000 ailb. 000 nil.lb. 1.0 milb. 1.000 mil.lb.mil.Lb.-il.1 b.
Dec. 12,1959 380 226.5 110 11.9 1,710 233.8 300 14.7 486.9 -
Dec. 5,1959 370 220.5 115 12.8 1,675 232.0 300 14.7 480.0 --
Nov. 28,19591 307 93 -- 1,330 232 45.8
Dec. 15,1958Z/ 346 210.9 108 11.5 1,356 183.4 251 12.0 417.8 47.5
Percentage change from:
Dec. 5,1959 3 3 -4 -7 2 1 0 0 1 -
Dec. 13,1958 10 7 2 3 26 27 20 23 17 --
Sv J .-- .rag. i-ight i.l. jLard
Week s Cattle Calves S Hogs Sheep yield
ended I- -- -- La_ -/ad L-m _a per
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Dec. 12,1959 1045 596 190 108 242 137 101 49 -
Dec. 5,1959 1045 596 195 111 243 138 101 49 -
Nov. 28,1959 1035 590 200 113 243 138 101 48 -
Dec. 13,1958 1073 610 188 106 239 135 99 48 14.6
SActual -laughter. --------------/ Excludes lard. ------------------
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CATTLBI: WEEKLY AVERAG 07O DAILY QUODTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pomads
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Chicago : Kansas City: Omaha Denver :Los Angeles
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Classification


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

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Good 500-900
Standard-All wtse.
Cows All weights-
Commercial
Utility
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Calves 500# dn.-
Choice
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Vealers All wts.-
Choice & Prime
Stand. & Good.

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Good 8 0
Medium 500-1000
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Choice 500-750
Med. & Gd. 0 0
Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.
Calves 300-500#-
Steers -
Good & Choice
Heifers -
Good & Choice


2 Dec.: Dec. Dec.: Dec. Dec.: Dec.
2 12 2 13 12 ; 13 12 : 13
S1959: 1958 1959: 1958 1959: 1958

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27.00
27.25
26.18
25.68
24.18
21.88



23.12
20.62

15.75
14.50
13.38


28.75
28.25
27.95
27.32
26.32
24.65


27.52
26.30
24.02

19.48
17.98
16.40


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25.18
25.12
22.68
19.62


24.38
22.00
19.00

16.08
14.70
12.15


27.02
26.50
25.45
23.18


27.32
25.39
22.98

20.45
18.90
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18.38 21.88


-- 22.70
-- 19.80


-- 32.50
25.45 28.50


27.00
22.75


27.25
24.75

30.75
27.50


26.65
26.60
25.530
25.08
23.00
20.05


24.20
22.08
19.75

15.88
14.62
12.95


28.20
28.05
27.15
26.55
25.70
23.88


26.88
25.62
23.62

19.38
18.00
15.90


19.00 21.61


24.50
21.75


27.50
24.00


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12 : 13 12 : 13
1959! 1958 1959! 1958
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25.75
25.18
22.50
19.00


24.92
22.20
19.00

17.20
15.38
13.28


27.23
26.88
25.30
22.50


27.15
25.42
22.92

20.75
19.75
17.25


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- 23.00

- 29.00
- 25.25


26.12
25.62
24.12
22.00


25.75
23.75
21.25

16.75
15.52
13.15


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26.50
25.88
24.75


26.62
25.62
24.38

21.00
19.40
16.62


22.25 24.38

-- 29.25
24.50 25.88


27.00 -


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27.55
25.355
21.60


31.75
28.25
25.25


25.25
23.50
20.00


30.50
27.75
24.50


22.50 27.75
19.25 24.50


26.75
24.50
21.00


30.50
26.80
23.88


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21.00 23.75


25.88
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21.25

23.00
19.50


29.75
27.50
24.50

26.75
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-- -- 27.50 34.50 30.00 56.50 28.80 35.75

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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/

Louis : Kan- : S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. : s Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended : cago Stock : City : City :Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
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AVERAGE COSTS Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 12,1959 12.06 12.11 11.98 11.91 11.78 11.96 11.76 12.50 11.98
and Dec. 5,1959 12.22 12.34 12.09 11.99 11.91 12.09 11.86 12.57 12.10
gilts Dec. 15,1958 18.21 18.52 17.84 17.62 17.45 17.74 17.56 18.65 17.92
Dec. 12,1959 8.83 9.26 8.83 8.95 8.64 9.08 9.04 8.70 8.95
Sows Dec. 5,1959 9.31 9.63 9.53 9.40 9.01 9.69 9.52 9.13 9.55
Dec. 15,1958 14.66 14.41 14.77 14.21 15.92 14.42 14.11 14.47 14.52
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pound----------------
Barrows Dec. 12,1959 232 222 255 239 237 228 229 226 251
and Dec. 5,1959 255 222 231 237 255 227 228 227 250
gilts Dec. 16,1958 264 224 231 239 241 260 232 226 233
Dec. 12,1959 451 399 429 426 429 404 416 442 425
Sows Dec. 5,1959 411 412 424 427 433 398 410 444 425
Dec. 15,1958 456 428 422 456 437 410 417 455 452
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 12,1959 43211 64747 18175 62594 57492 33392 58486 32682 370779
and Dec. 5,1959 44599 65911 16605 57975 57514 32926 65301 36305 576956
gilts Dec. 15,1958 45472 48492 12469 42847 50635 26787 47666 30190 502558
Dec. 12,1959 6774' 7392" 1455 7403 4 54 3011 5778 '4942 41609'
Sows Dec. 5,1959 7096 7561 1668 7425 5312 2930 7576 5665 44930
Dec. 13 1.958 5548 4501 1108 5033 4676 1775 5281 3446 31168
SOWS Percentage of total
Dec. 12,1959 14 1---^ 7 ----8 8 9 15 10
Dec. 5,1959 14 10 9 11 8 8 10 15 11
Dec. 13,1958 11 9 8 11 8 6 10 10 9
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
ross----------------------------- spread
Hog products 1/ Hog prices : or marg 3/
.....--------------------...........--------------.l ............................... .....
Dec. 12, 1959 $14.92 $12.60 $2.32
Dec. 5, 1959 15.00 12.60 2.40
Dec.. 13.. 1958... 20.66 ...............-18.88 1.7 ........78.
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago,
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, / Hog-corn
Week ended gilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Dec. 12, 1959 12.06 108.9 11.1
Dec. 5, 1959 12.22 109.1 11.2
Dec. 16, 1958 18.21 119.3 15.3
1/-Sirmple average price.




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


Classification


:Chicago : Omaha


:Kansas : Fort :Denver :
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LAMBS: (Wooled) All wts.


Choice Dec. 12, 1959 17.75
Dec. 13, 1958 19.95
Good Dec. 12, 1959 17.00
Dec._13,_1958 18.82_
EWES: (Iboled) All vis.
Good and Dec. 12, 1959 4.50
Choice Dec. 13, 1958 6.60
Cull and Dec. 12, 1959 3.75
Utility Dec. 13, 1958 6.50


FEEDER LAMBS All wts. -
Good and Dec. 12, 1959
Choice Dec. 13, 1958
Shorn basis.


17.72
19.50
16.98
18.58

5.50
7.75
4.12
6.50


17.62
19.60
16.88
18.95

4.25*
6.75
3.50*
5.75


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-- 21.82


16.90
19.85
16.40
19.20


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17.98
20.48
17.38
19.68


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-- 7.88
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14.25
17.60


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LIVESTOCK PRICES AT CHICAGO COMPARED WITH WHOLESALE AND COMPOSITE RETAIL
MEAT PRICES AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT VALUES AT NEW YORK


Live anima
Chicago
Wholesale
prices,


: Steers : Lambs :
:Nov. : OcEt. : Nov. : Nov. : Oct. : Nov. : Nov. :
-1959 : 1959_:1958 : 1959_:_1959 : 1958_:_1959 :
il prices Dollars per 100 pounds
I/ 27.26 27.85 27.78s 19.26* 20.52* 22.80: 12.88
meat
New York V/ 46.18 46.86 45.60: 42.29 45.18 50.53: --


Hogs
Oct. : Nov.
1959_: 1958

13.14 18.62


Cents per pound
Composite retail meat
prices, New York V/ 75.87 77.74 78.01: 64.98 66.77 71.95: --

Value of carcass meat from 100#ff live animal (Dollars)


Wholesale-New York 4/
Retail New York V


27.71
55.66


28.12
56.54


27.56: 20.72
36.66: 50.67


22.14
21.52


24.76: 18.55
33.96: 24.45


I/ Av. Choice and Prime steers, 900-1100 lb., Choice and Prime lambs, and U. S. No.
1, 2 and 3, 220-240# hogs. *Choice grade only for C-tober and November 1959. V/ Av.
Choice and Prime steer beef, 600-800--lb., and Choice and Prime lamb. 5/ Composite av.
of semi-monthly retail quotations on various cuts (incl. lard) combined in proportion
to their respective yields from live weight. 4/ 60 lb. of beef carcass, 49 lb. of
lamb carcass and 60.43 lb. of principal hog products consisting of smoked, skinned
hams, bacon, picnics, fresh loins, Boston butts, spareribs, and carton lard combined
in proportion to their respective yields from live weight. 5/ 47.0 lb. of beef
cuts, 47.2 lb. of lamb cuts and 58.56 lb. of principal hog products, incl. lard.


17.05
19.38
16.42
18.62

4.50
8.25
3.00
5.75


15.50
18.88


17.25
19.05*
16.50
18.25*

5.25
8.00
3.50
5.25

14.75
17.58


19.54
25.34


22.99
31.25







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


NEW YORK Non-locally dressed: Normal
supplies of railstocks and pork were on offer,
however, Good to Prime lamb carcasses 45# down,
along with Prime steer beef were shown in small
numbers. Trading for fresh meats was slow at
independent retail levels, however, bulk sold
promptly to chain outlets and hotel and restau-
rant buyers, with clearances for the week gener-
ally complete.
Compared with Friday, the previous week:
Steer beef carcass prices 500 lower; cow beef
steady; veal and calf $1.00 higher; lamb closed
fully steady; pork loins 500-1.00 up; Boston
butts $2.00 higher; skinned hams strong to $1.00
up; spareribs steady.
Locally dressed: Demand was fair for small
lots of Choice and Prime kosher lamb foresaddles,
but poor for other lamb. Trading was fairly ac-
tive on kosher dressed veal, calf and bulk steer
beef. Outlet was fair for steer beef hind-
quarters, ribs, veal and bulk pork cuts, but
poor for steer arm chucks and particularly calf
hindsaddles. Quotations on Choice and Prime
steer hindquarters were unchanged; ribs sold
steady to strong; arm chucks $31.00-2.00 lower.
Prices on veal hindsaddles were $2.00 higher;
calf hindsaddles steady to weak; lamb steady to
$1.00 lower. Pork loins closed $1.00-1.50
higher. Kosher Prime steer forequarters sold
steady, Choice largely steady to 50 lower; veal
and calf unchanged. Kosher lamb prices were
$1.00-2.00 off. Steer beef, lamb and pork supply
was normal; veal and calf generally moderate.

CHICAGO Steer beef over 700# and heifers
over 600# grading Good and Choice made up the
bulk of the week's normal supply in this division.
Volume of other fresh meats was also normal, lamb
mainly weights over 55#. Steer and heifer beef
lower for the second straight week in a moderate-
ly active trade. Beef ribs and loins were in
good demand and followed a higher trend but these
upturns were offset by declining prices on arm
and squarecut chucks and rounds. Rather limited
quantities of beef ribs 304 and down met good
demand. Veal prices were unchanged in a moder-
ately active trade. A moderate demand prevailed
for lamb carcasses and cuts. Most interests
participated in a fairly active fresh pork trade
through Wednesday, however, demand narrowed later
in the week and loins closed lower. Compared to
the previous Friday: Steer and heifer beef 500-
1.00 lower; cow beef steady to 50 lower; veal
and lamb steady; pork loins 8-16# $1.00-2.00
lower; Boston butts 4-80 50-1.00 higher; spare-
ribs 5# and down steady.
Choice and Prime squarecut beef chucks sold
at $38.00-40.00; comparable rounds $52.00-55.00;
Prime loins $8J.00-95.00, Choice $65.00-75.00;


Prime ribs $62.00-68.00, Choice $58.00-
63.00; Choice and Prime kosher style chucks
$40.00-41.00. Lamb hindsaddles brought
$51.00-55.00; legs $50.00-54.00; loins
$52.00-58.00; ribs $48.00-55.00; stews
$21.00-25.00; shoulders $50.00-55.00.

PACIFIC COAST Smaller supplies of
beef were about adequate for demand except
in the Los Angeles area where production was
maintained to keep pace with broad outlet for
most all classes in a brisk trade. Offerings
of Standard and Good veal at San Francisco,
as well as Good and Choice calf at Los
Angeles, were ample but supplies otherwise
limited. Lamb and pork were in fairly liberal
supply, except volume of fresh pork loins 16#
down and spareribs short of demand at Los
Angeles, but there were some accumulations of
spareribs in the Northwest. Smoked hams ac-
tive due to the approaching holiday period.
Compared with the previous week's close:
Beef firm to $1.00 higher except Canner, Cutter
and Utility cow $1.00-2.00 higher at Los Angeles;
veal, calf and lamb steady to $1.00 lower except
Standard and Good veal $1.00-2.00 lower at San
Francisco. Price trends on pork were quite ir-
regular, fresh loins $1.00 higher at Portland,
under 16# loins firm to $2.00 higher at Los.
Angeles, all loins $1.00-2.00 lower at San
Francisco; fresh skinned hams generally firm
to $2.00 higher; smoked skinned hams steady to
$1.00 higher on 16# and down, but steady to
$1.00 lower on heavier weights.


CARLOT MEAT REPORT Trading was moder-
ately active on carlots of steer and heifer
beef and lamb. Demand was fairly good for
heifer beef, steer beef under 800# and lamb
carcasses 50# down, otherwise outlet was
moderate. Steer beef prices were rather
uneven. At New York steer carcasses 700#
down sold steady to 500 lower with heavier
carcasses 500-1.00 lower, instances $1.50 off
early; at Philadelphia Choice steer beef 800#
down sold steady to 50f lower, over 800d $1.00
off, Good $1.50 lower. Declines of 500-1.00
were recorded on both steer and heifer beef
at Chicago. Choice at Omaha closed weak to
500 lower, Good 50O-1.00 lower, and at
Denver most sales were steady except few loads
800# down 250 higher to West Coast account.
Bulk lamb sold steady except 500 lower at
Philadelphia and some sales 500 lower at
Omaha. However, the small supply of Choice
lamb under 50# at Denver closed strong to
$1.00 higher and some Choice 35-45d sold
500 higher at New York.





1009


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
(In dollars per 100 pounds)


Classification



Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#
Choice 500-600
600-700
Good 400-600
Standard 350-600
Cow beef, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 35-45#


Choice


Good, all vt
Pork Fresh -
Loins

Butts
Pork Cured -


45-55
45-55
55-65


s.

8-12#
12-16
4-8


Hams, sink. skd. -
12-16#
16-18
Bacon, smk. Slab -
6-8#
8-10
Sliced, 1]# pkg.
Picnics, smk.,4-8#
Lard, 1# carton -
Refined


Note Qote Qtations at New


S New York : Chicago
----------------------------------------------------


: Dec.
: 12
: 1959

48.70

45.20
42.95


Dec.
153
1958_

46.55

45.80
45.55


Dec.
12
1959


42.75
42.56
40.58
38.62


Dec.
153
1958

44.88
45.12
45.12
42.50
41.50


: San Francisco :- Los Angeles
------------------------------------------------------


Dec.
12
1959


44.50
45.00
42.88
59.50


Dec.
153
1958


45.75
44.50
45.25
40.75


Dec. : Dec.
12 15
1959 : 1958_ _


44.00
42.88
41.58
39.50


45.44
44.06

44.00


54.00 38.35 29.75 35.50 32.00 37.75 51.75 38.44
55.25 36.85 29.25 54.88 29.75 56.50 30.75 57.69


61.50
50.00
45.00

42.50
42.00
40.25
40.00
59.50

38.30
56.85
52.60


59.50
51.00
48.00

47.60
47.10
45.55
45.40
45.00

49.60
48.70
57.80


53.00
47.00
42.00



38.75
37.50
55.75

34.85
3355.20
27.45


52.50
49.00
45.50

44.75
44.75
45.75
41.50
40.50

47.05
44.70
55.58


55.00



59.75
37.50
39.00

40.00
58.50
54.00


55.00


44.00
45.75
41.00
42.50

49.50
49.25
41.75


40.00
40.00
38.50
57.50

57.50
37.50
34.00


44.75
44.75
41.88
41.50

47.38
47.58
39.25


41.00 57.00 49.00 56.69 51.50 57.50 50.58 57.50
40.00 55.00 45.75 53.62 47.00 56.00 48.50 56.00


27.50
28.25
55.00
29.50


42.50
48.50
33.50


31.00
29.50
58.75
30.25


50.75
47.50
52.00
55.50


59.75
51.00


12.75 15.50 12.00 14.50 15.50
York exclude locally dressed fresh meats.


51.00
49.50
52.00
56.00

20.00
Variation


40.50
29.50

13.75
in prices


44.00
45.50
52.62
35.50


17.25
in some


cured pork cuts between Chicago and New York due in part to differences in processing and packaging.
BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DECEMBER 11, 1959


Classification -
Steer beef -


Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Lamb -
Choice


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

500-600#
300-700
500-600
60.-700

35-45#
45-55
55-65


-m -e - m m -
Prices paid F.0.B.
ghicMca : s : Denver- :; Om aha : C


41.00-41.50
39.50-40.00
38.00-59.00

58.50-59.00
58.00-58.50

59.50-40.00
59.00-59.50
37.00-37.50
37.00-57.50

57.00-57.50
37.00-57.50
56.00-56.50


40.00-40.50
59.00-39.75
37.50-38.00

38.50


39.00-41.00
58.00-58.50
39.00-39.50


36.00-37.00
36.00-57.00


40.00-40.25
58.75-39.25
57.75-38.25

57.75-38.50
36.50-37.50

38.50-59.00
38.00-39.00
56.00-36.50
36.00-36.50

55.75-36.75
35.25-36.25
54.25-35.25


Prices delivered
New York- ~: Phi1adelphia


45.00-43.50
41.50-42.00
40.00-41.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
38.50-39.50


40.00-42.00
38.00-39.00
36.00-38.00


42.50
41.50
40.00-40.50
38.50-59.00
38.00-39.00
38.00-59.00


58.00-59.00
37.50-58.50
56.00-56.50


(

1




1010


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Sales of spot greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market amounted to ap-
proximately 5 cars as prices advanced 1-2#
a clean pound. There was good demand for
medium fleeces but poor outlet for fine
wool. Supply of all classes except fine
wool was limited. Some handlers of pulled
wools reported a substantial volume sold
around 1-20 higher, while movement of
scoured shorn wools was slow. Prices of
noils were uneven but trading was limited.
Activity in the territory and fleece wool
States was slow while a few sales of 12
months wool were made in Texas.
Cabled reports from Australia showed
prices higher with Japan and the Continent
dominating, with some support from the
United States. New Zealand and South
Africa quotations were up 2 percent with
keen general competition as the Continent
and Bradford dominated. The Buenos Aires
market prices advanced sharply with Conti-
nental interests buying. Quotations from
Montevideo were higher.
Fleece Wools Graded fine staple
Ohio delaine sold at $1.30 clean basis,
while graded 50/54s staple fleeces brought
$1.10.
Territory Wools Graded 56/58s staple
and good French combing wool sold at $1.18,
while bulk fine good French combing and
staple territory wool in original bags
sold at $1.25, clean basis.
Texas Wools Original bag bulk fine,
average to good French combing 12 months
wool sold from $1.25-1.27, clean basis
delivered Boston.
Mohair The mohair market in Texas
was very active as approximately 3,000,000
pounds were sold at $1.01. for adult and
from $1.26Q-1.31l for kid hair to the
warehouse.
Foreign Wools Quotations from all
the Dominion markets advanced to the high-
est point of the selling season as follows:
Combing wools converted to clean U.S. oil-
combed yields, short wools to scouring
yields, in bond.
Australia New Zealand
Oil-combed Oil-combed
61B $1.23 86 97#
62B 1.21 93 94,
63B 1.18 834 93#
432 1.18 100 92#
433 1.09 107 91l
434 1.05 114 89#
435 .97 238 88j#


South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.21 22 $1.11
12 1.18 27 1.09
17 1.17 32 1.04
47 1.18
Montevideo Super Wools
60/64s $1.12
60s 1.08
58/60s 1.06
56s 1.01
Buenos Aires November
36/40S 83-850
Carpet Wools All primary carpet
wool markets closed the week active and
higher. New Zealand carpet fleeces were
priced from 89-928 for BB style, clean
fibers present, while Buenos Aires No-
vember second clips were offered at 83#.
More competition and an improved tone
featured the Liverpool sale this week as
pale yellow wools were higher and white
wools showed some irregularity.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
588 1-1*" White $1.10
50/56s 2-3" Ch. White 1.12
Scoured Shorn Domestic
Terr. 58s Lambs Ch. White 95#
60/62s Ave. 2k" Gray 97#
Greasy Pulled Domestic
Clean basis
58s 2-3" Lt. stain $1.09
56/50s 3-4" Stained 1.05
Greasy Pulled Foreign
B.A. 40s 3-5" Choice 80# clean D.P.
N.Z. 56/58s I-1*" Gd. to Ch. $1.18 clean
D.P. for shipment.
N.Z. 56/58s 2nd clip lambs $1.10 clean
D.P. for shipment.
Wool Tops A good demand for fleece
54s tops for immediate and second quarter
delivery. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $2.01 $1.98
649 1.95 1.92
62s 1.89 1.84
60s 1.84 1.75
58/60S- 1.80 1.69
CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec. 10, 1959
(Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the
N. Y. Cotton Exchange)
December Wool Tops $1.635
December Wool 1.270
March Wool Tops 1.660
March Wool 1.315





1011


MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


Week ended -
Week ended -


Product


* Nov.
7


1959

1,000#


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


Cooked meat -
Beef. .
Pork. .
Other S


0 0
. .
. 5 0 .0


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 j1/ / .
Hamburger .
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered .
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock .
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered .
Refined . .


S
S
S


3,154
75,695
76

777
53,655

1,710
5,504
45

6,454
2,844
12,175
13,181

4,578
11,872
64
22,044
5,570
4,136
4,120
51,051
39,597
1,219
*6,589

1,976
1,259


Compound containing animal fat 14,861
Oleomargarine I n 2,985
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 53,176


Total _/


. 400,101


Nov.
14
1959


1,0o0#W

2,915
75,965
553

737
52,262


1,637
5,701
46

6,550
2,645
11,276
12,014

4,052
11,528
44
21,725
5,142
5,941
5,985
48,422
37,567
1,3435
6,489

2,014
961
15,816
2,688

49,512

384,608


: Nov.
* 21
: 1959


* L


1,000#
5,117
75,921
112

829
52,468


1,684
5,625
62

6,928
2,404
11,172
11,908

4,026
12,682
48
21,508
5,257
4,748
5,922
46,941
33,527
1,125
5,850

2,081
1,521
14,449
3,932

48,257

379,685


- -m -e e e m m m -n -e -u *- -m -n -m a e -e -
I/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of th
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having
to more than one distinct processing treatment, such as curing
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


S
S


Nov.
28
1959


*
1,000#

2,543
67,695
52

714
45,921

1,446
4,820
55

5,149
2,410
9,040
9,470

5,088
9,758
246
17,288
4,240
4,064
3,699
43,954
27,695
1,482
5,568

1,718
740)
12,187
2,720

58,425

526,166

e products may
been subjected
first, then




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

MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION CONTINUED
- ------------------------- --------------------
: Week ended 1959
: 7 : Nov. 14 2 Nov. 21 Nov. 28
Product 3 lbs.: Under 5 bs: Undr : 3: 5" Ibs.: -der : "e16s .: -Unde'r
:or over: 5 lbs.:or over: 35 bs.:or over: 5 lbs.:or over: 5 lbs.
Canned product (For civilian 1,000# 1,OO0# 1,-00# 1,000#0 1,000# 1,000# 1,000# 1,000#
use only)
Luncheon meat 2,817 2,745 5,055 2,465 5,578 2,665 5,201 2,646
Canned hams . 6,582 159 7,009 127 6,920 109 6,054 155
Corned beef hash 101 1,529 104 1,508 110 1,675 104 1,588
Chili con care 245 4,090 277 2,844 262 5,419 222 2,514
Viennas . 42 951 59 888 59 1,058 58 822
Franks, wieners in brine -- 122 4 92 5 86 2 58
Deviled ham. ... -- 207 -- 175 16 214 1 250
Other potted or deviled meat
food products. 12 590 -- 561 690 -- 659
Tamales .. 149 1,086 121 755 96 682 91 624
Sliced dried beef 27 60 6 50 10 48 -- 56
Chopped beef . 96 151 76 40
Meat stew (all products) 51 2,782 78 2,665 21 2,240 57 1,558
Spaghetti meat products 95 1,694 43 2,220 55 2,224 27 1,974
Tongue (other than pickled). 8 54 9 55 6 57 16 20
Vinegar pickled products 255 251 219 260 249 274 207 210
Bulk sausage .. -- 114 -- 94 -- 119 -- 11
Hamburger, rstd. or corned
beef, meat & gravy 281 689 147 712 105 1,051 69 682
Soups . 589 15,837 525 14,111 525 12,288 439 8,262
Sausage in oil .. 108 75 85 101 71 52 60 77
Tripe . -- 75 -- 61 -- 50 -- 91
Brains -- 65 -- 29 -- 66 -- 41
Canned loins and picnics 586 51 404 23 577 55 504 67
All other with meat and/or
meat byproducts -
20% or more 64 2,250 158 1,655 115 1,455 95 1,025
Less than 20 .. 114 6,750 290 4,751 95 5,897 140 5,466
Total . 11,884 40,021 12,555 56,109 12-----------,842 ---------4,486 11,506 26,615--------
Total 4 0 0 0 0 ... 1,884 40,.02). 12,.553 56,,109 12,8642 34,.486 11,306 26.,615


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