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MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE
WASNINGTON


Vol. 28, No. 13


March 29, 1960


Week ended March 26


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


Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production

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

Wool Market Review *
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
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Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of Meat
Production, by weeks, February 1960 . .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered in the United States,
February 1960 . .. ... .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered under
Federal Inspection, February 1960 and Calendar Year 1959 .
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Increased cattle receipts and lower
dressed beef prices influenced lower prices
on fed steers and heifers and sales at most
markets steady to 500 lower, instances $1.00
off with the greatest decline on Standard and
Good offerings. Exceptions, at Chicago where
average-Choice to low-Prime steers closed 50#-
$1.00 lower and at St. Joseph where heifers
closed 50#-$1.50 off. Stocker and feeder
cattle and calves sold steady to 50# lower.
Trends on barrows and gilts were uneven with
closing sales steady to 25# lower in the west-
ern Corn Belt but steady to 25# higher in the
eastern part of the area. Slaughter lambs
were 50f-$1.50 lower for the week.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Increased
receipts and a generally slow dressed beef
trade led to the first general decline in cat-
tle prices in five weeks. The midwest was free
of a major snowstorm for the first week in
seven weeks, permitting a freer movement of
cattle. As a result, 12 market supplies of
214,000 were up about 10 percent and were the
largest for any week in two months. Good and
Choice slaughter steers and heifers, steers
most numerous, continued to make up the bulk
of cattle offerings. Prime remained very
scarce except in Chicago where the 8.6 percent
Prime steers was up 1 percent from the previous
week and 5 percent above the same time last
year. Average steer weights were somewhat
lighter, the 1124# average at the 7 markets
being the lightest for any week since November,
1959, and buyers discriminated less against
heavy steers than anytime this year. Due to
the fact that steers were marketed at lighter
average weights, and with cows in increased
supply, beef production was up less than in-
dicated by the increase in cattle numbers.
Nevertheless, the numerical supply was a bear-
ish factor and most steers closed steady to 500
lower, instances $1.00 lower. Choice and Prime
steers showed the least decline at markets
other than Chicago, but in Chicago average-
Choice to low-Prime steers lost most ground,
closing 50#-$1.00 lower. Heifers also sold
steady to 500 lower with Choice and Prime under
least pressure. However, heifers sold 50#-
$1.50 lower at St. Joseph. Cows were generally
500-$1.50 lower after reaching the highest
levels since last August, although in St.
Joseph prices.declined $1.50-2.50 on the largest
supply since mid-January. Bulls sold mostly
steady to 500 lower. Vealers suffered the
sharpest decline of the year, declining $1.00-
2.00 in So. St. Paul and $2.00-3.00 in St. Louis
National Stock Yards.
At Chicago, load Prime 1243# fed steers
cashed at $32.75, 6 loads 1200-1350# $32.25-
32.50; bulk high-Choice and Prime 1040-1450#


$29.00-32.00; Choice $26.50-29.50; Good $24.00-
26.00. At most other midwest points high-
Choice steers, some carrying a Prime end,
brought $27.75-28.50 and to $29.00 at So. St.
Paul. However, at Sioux City most high-
Choice and mixed high-Choice and Prime steers
realized $29.00-29.25 and 5 loads Prime
$29.75-30.50. Choice bulked from $26.50-
27.50 but reached $28.00, instances $28.50
at Sioux City; Good and low-Choice $23.00-
26.50. High-Choice and Prime heifers
brought $28.00-29.00 at Chicago; high-Good
to average-Choice $25.00-27.50; most Good
$22.50-25.00. Elsewhere, Choice heifers
bulked at $25.50-27.00, high-Choice includ-
ing a few Prime $27.00-27.50, 2 loads $27.75
at Omaha; most Good and low-Choice $22,00-
25.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves at terminal markets were somewhat
larger than the previous week but even so
were seasonally moderate. Quality was at a
fairly high level for this time of year, a
relatively large percent of the supplies
grading Good and Choice. Moderate numbers
of 800-1050# feeders were included, many of
which already had received a start on grain
feeding. However, largest percent of the
marketing consisted of stockers 700# down,
these mostly of yearling age. Trading at
midwest terminal markets was generally
rather slow with prices unevenly steady to
50f lower. There was some indication that
prospective buyers were tending to back away
from the price levels reached following the
advances made during February and early
March. However, the nearing approach of a
new grass season usually triggers a wide-
spread demand for stockers and undoubtedly
the principal factor tending to temporarily
curtail demand was the fact that in some
areas bad road conditions and prospects
of very muddy fields and feedlots in the wake
of last week s snowstorms were principal among
factors influencing an abridged demand. At
southwestern markets such as Oklahoma City
and Fort Worth prices often were steady to
stronger.
Bulk Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder
steers brought $25.50-26.50, few Choice
fleshy 800-950# $27.00. At Chicago, two loads
Choice 990# steers, already carrying suffi-
cient finish to grade low-Choice in the beef,
went for further feeding at $27.60. Medium
to low-Good feeders sold from $20.00-23.50.
Majority Good and Choice yearling stock
steers brought $24.00-28.50, few loads
Choice 550-600# $29.00-30.00. Medium stock-
ers sold from $21.00-24.00. Few loads Good




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and Choice yearling stock heifers brought
$23.00-27.25 while occasional shipments Good
to mostly Choice 675-825# fleshy feeder heif-
ers cashed from $24.00-24.50. Good and Choice
stock steer calves sold chiefly from $26.00-
52.00, several loads $32.50-54.85; same grades
heifer calves largely $24.00-27.75.

HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at
the 12 markets showed an increase of 5 percent
over the previous week and were the largest
since mid-February. In parts of the western
area of the Corn Belt a back-log of hogs had
accumulated due to snowstorms earlier in the
month and sharp increases in receipts were
noted, Omaha having 57 percent more than a
week earlier. Although butchers weighing over
250# continued rather numerous at the western
Corn Belt markets, most of the supply was
made up of 200-250# offerings. The supply
of sows increased, that class making up 6 to
10 percent at the various markets. Bulk of
the barrows and gilts were offered and sold
in mixed No. 1-5 lots with sorting for grade
and weight uniformity confined largely to
purchases for special orders and by buyers
seeking U. S. 1 and 2 offerings. Even though
prices on some pork cuts declined mostly
$2.00-3.00 and in extremes $7.00, price
changes on barrows and gilts were held to
rather narrow limits. Compared with the pre-
vious week' s close, barrows and gilts sold
steady to 25# higher at South St. Paul and
the eastern Corn Belt markets, but steady to
25# lower, instances 50# off at western Corn
Belt centers. Trends on sows followed about
the same as on butchers except at Chicago
and St. Louis National Stock Yards where
prices advanced 50#.
At the close U. S. No. 1-5, 180-260#
barrows and gilts brought largely $15.25-16.00,
the same grades and weights bringing $15.75-
16.25 at Indianapolis. Selected lots of
No. 1, and 1-2, 190-250# generally sorted
for weight and grade, sold at $15.75-16.50,
largely $15.85-16.25. Mixed No. 1-5, 300-
600# sows brought $13.25-15.00.
Feeder pigs sold steady for the week at
So. St. Paul and 50# higher at Sioux City.
Medium and Good 130-160# feeder pigs at
Sioux City brought $14.00-15.00, few Good
and Choice $15.25-15.50, while mostly Good
100-160# at So. St. Paul cleared at $14.00-
14.50.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts were 7 percent less than the
previous week and slightly under the corre-
sponding week last year. Compared with the
previous Friday, closing sales were mostly
steady to 25# lower on butchers under 240#,
while heavier weights were steady to 200 high-
er. Sows were steady to 10# lower. Mixed
U. S. No. 1-3, 190-240# butchers sold from
$14.80-15.60 on late rounds with a limited


quota No. 1 and 2 selected lots at $15.65-
16.00. U. S. 1-, 270-400# sows sold from
$15.25-15.05, largely $15.50-14.65; 400-
550#, $12.25-13.65.

SHEEP AND IAMBS The 12 market receipts
were 10 percent above a week earlier and
slightly over last year. Sharply lower
slaughter lamb prices featured the weeks
trade with the declines influenced by mod-
erately expanded receipts and lower dressed
lamb prices. Slaughter lambs were 50#-$1.50
lower for the week; slaughter ewes steady,
instances 500 higher. Feeder lambs sold
$1.00 lower at Denver and So. St. Paul and
weak to 50# lower at Fort Worth but were
50-750 higher at Omaha and steady elsewhere.
Choice and Prime 90-118# wooled
slaughter lambs closed at $21.50-23.00,
same weights and grades early $25.00-24.25.
Choice and Prime 116-125# wooled lambs
closed from $20.00-22.00; Choice 88-117#
wooled lambs $21.00-22.50; Good and Choice
$19.50-21.50. Choice and Prime 85-115#
shorn No. 1 and fall shorn pelt lambs sold
from $20.50-22.00; Choice 88-114# $20.50-
21.50; Good and Choice $19.00-20.50. Choice
and Prime 83-109# spring slaughter lambs
brought $22.50-23.50, sparingly $24.00;
Good and Choice $21.00-23.00. Cull to
Choice slaughter ewes ranged from $4.00-
8.50, few $9.50. Most Good and Choice
60-90# wooled feeder lambs cleared from
$20.00-21.50 and to $22.00 at Omaha; Me-
dium and Good feeders $17.00-20.00.
In the Interior lowa-So. Minnesota
area, slaughter lambs were 504-$1.00 lower
for the week and marked the first weekly
decline since late January. Slaughter
ewes were steady. Interior receipts were
9 percent less than a week ago, but slightly
increased over last year. Late in the week,
Choice and Prime 90-105# wooled slaughter
lambs delivered to packing plants sold from
$21.50-22.50, liberal volume $22.00. Bulk
Choice 90-105# wooled lambs $21.00-22.00
with Choice 105-115# lambs $20.00-21.50;
Good and low-Choice 90-110# $19.50-21.00.
Choice and Prime 90-100# shorn No. 1 and
fall shorn pelt lambs sold from $21.00-
21.50 with Prime fall shorn pelt high-yield-
ing lambs to $21.75. Choice 90-100# shorn
lambs, some to 105#, realized $20.50-21.00
with Good and low-Choice $19.50-20.50.
Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes
brought $3.00-6.50.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feed-
lot sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 percent
f.o.b. some with short haul and 5 percent
shrink. All sales for immediate delivery
unless specified.








ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
fairly active, mostly steady, instances 500
higher; stocker and feeder cattle and calves
steady; spring slaughter lambs steady to $1.00
lower, old crop lambs steady to weak. Slaugh-
ter steers: In central California, 2 loads
mostly Choice 900-950# $28.50; high-Good and
Choice 875-1200# over California and Arizona
$26.40-27.75, delivery immediate to June,
string expected Good to mostly Choice 950-
1000# $26.00, August delivery; Good to low-
Choice 700-1150# $25.00-26.50, delivery cur-
rent to 90 days; Standard and Good 880-1115#
largely $25.00-26.50. Slaughter heifers: In
California, 13 loads Good to mostly Choice
700-950# $26.90-27.50; over California and
Arizona 35 loads high-Good and Choice 700-950#
$25.50-26.50; Good 800-950# $24.25-25.25.
In California, for immediate to July
delivery, Good and Choice 550-800# stocker and
feeder steers $25.00-27.82, string same grades
expected 850# $24.50; in Arizona, mostly Good
500-700# steers $24.00-25.00, April-June deliv-
ery. Good and Choice 300-500# stock calves
$28.00-32.00, some heifer ends $26.00-27.00.
In Arizona and California, Choice and
Prime 90-100# spring slaughter lambs mostly
$23.00 late, 3,000 at $235.15 delivered to rail-
head, 3 loads mostly Choice $22.00, scattered
bands Choice and Prime early in the period
$23.50-24.25, in California. Mostly Choice
with end of Prime 110-118# old crop slaughter
lambs with No. 1 and fall pelts $20.00-20.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle moderately active, steers fully steady,
heifers steady to weak. In Colorado, 97 loads
Choice 1100-15360# slaughter steers $26.535-
27.25; 3 loads high-Good to low-Choice 1025-
1175# $25.75-26.00; 59 loads mostly average-
Choice 775-1025# fed heifers $26.30-26.50; 96
loads mostly Choice 900-1025# $26.00-26.25;
11 loads high-Good to low-Choice 875-1050#
$24.50-25.75; 5 loads mostly Good sorted out
of /the above mentioned heifers brought $22.00-
24.00. In Wyoming, 8 loads average-Choice
to Prime 1000# fed heifers $26.25-26.75, lat-
ter price delivered Denver.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves good with prices fully steady. Western
Kansas: 3 loads Good to mostly Choice 525#
feeder steers $27.85; 26 loads same grades
555-835# $23.50-26.75, and 2 loads 900-965#
$23.00-25.00; 27 loads Good and Choice 600-
700# feeder heifers for immediate to late April
delivery $24.50-25.75 with 3 loads Medium and
Good 690# heifers $22.90. Wyoming: Load
Good and Choice 490# short yearling steers
$30.00; around 15 loads Choice partly fattened
800-950# steers in Good slaughter flesh $25.00-
26.00. Colorado: 2 loads Good and Choice
775# feeder steers $23.50-24.75; 4 loads to


weigh 700# in early June $26.50; 100 Medium
to mostly Good aged stock cows $210.00 per
head. Trading on fed lambs moderately active
early but slow late as prices declined 50-
750. Sales confirmed on 50 loads. Choice
and Prime 103-114# fed wooled lambs early
$22.75-23.00, late sales $22.00-22.25; 3
loads Choice and Prime 101-105# shorn lambs
No. 1 pelts early at $21.00-21.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKIAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trade slaughter steers and heifers slow, fully
steady. Stockers and feeders firm. Thirty-
eight loads average-Good to average-Choice
950-1100# fed steers $24.50-26.00; 7 loads
high-Good to average-Choice 750-850# fed heif-
ers $24.50-25.50. About 2,200 Good and Choice
550-900# stocker and feeder steers $24.75-
27.50; 650 Good and Choice 525-600# heifers
$24.00-25.50; 2,500 Good and Choice 400-475#
steer calves $28.00-52.00, heifers $26.00-
28.00; 200 Good young cows with calves
$250.00-275.00 per pair. Eight loads Choice
and Prime 99-110# No. 1 pelt slaughter lambs
$19.50-20.50.
Amarillo Area Direct trade active,
slaughter steers and heifers steady; stockers
and feeders strong to 500 higher, instances
$1.00 up on stock calves. Good and Choice
940-1240# fed steers $24.00-26.50; same
grades 900-1050# heifers $24.00-25.80. Good
and Choice stocker and feeder steers $24.50-
28.75; heifers $25.75-26.00. Good and
Choice stock steer calves $28.00-52.00,
heifers $25.00-31.00; 7,000 Good and Choice
700-800# feeder steers for fall delivery
$23.50-24.50 with 650-700# heifers $25.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaugh-
ter steers sold fully steady to 500 higher,
instances $1.00 up, heifers steady to strong,
instances 500 higher; stocker and feeder cat-
tle and calves fully steady. Good and Choice
925-1500# fed steers $25.00-27.50 for imme-
diate through May delivery with Choice large-
ly $26.00-27.50; Good and Choice 850-960#
heifers $24.50-25.50. In Washington, Good
and Choice 680-700# feeder steers $26.00-
27.25; string Medium and Good 600# $26.00.
In Idaho, Good to mostly Choice 900-950#
fleshy feeder steers $25.00. Good and Choice
400-500# stock calves in the two states,
steers $28.00-29.00, heifers $25.00-26.00.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading slow on all classes with
price trends poorly tested. Load Choice 15300
fed steers $25.00; load Choice 950# heifers
$24.75. About 300 Good and Choice stock
calves for October delivery, steers $25.00,
heifers $24.00; 400 Good stock cows with calves
$250.00 per pair. Around 1,000 Choice white-
face ewe lambs near 115# $21.00-21.50.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S- - Sh- ogs eep and abs _
Market : Mar.26 : Mar.28 : Mar.26 t Mar.28 : Mar.26 : Mar.28 :-Mar.2 : Mar.28
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 : 1959
Chicago ................ 42,108 55,074 219 470 52,495 40,178 6,674 5,700
Cincinnati ............. 5,944 2,525 717 664 12,420 12,251 616 895
Denver ................. 7,984 9,042 511 125 4,069 2,017 25,605 27,769
Fort Worth ............. 6,618 5,265 2,011 1,561 5,087 2,661 15,555 15,854
Indianapolis ........... 6,559 5,454 628 576 56,185 56,150 1,255 1,917
Kansas City ............ 20,728 15,275 922 767 18,050 14,587 6,877 7,605
Oklahoma City .......... 10,546 10,557 1,064 541 4,465 5,420 1,831 2,071
Omaha .................. 54,551 55,925 559 654 49,525 42,597 14,099 15,805
St. Joseph ............. 16,462 15,856 710 456 28,248 25,187 5,569 4,257
St. Louis NSY .......... 16,040 12,852 2,405 1,669 66,656 59,457 5,555 5,850
Sioux City ............. 27,572 55,065 447 466 41,579 55,891 7,100 6,581
S. St. Paul ............ 20,909 19,159 6,518 5,564 48,552 49,228 10 767 4,768
Total .................. 215,601 197,787 16,509 12,911 545,089 321,424 97,477 97,050
Total Mar. 19, 1960 ,.., 194,555 16,269 327,579 88,774
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Mar. 26 1960 Mar. 19, 1960 Mar. 28, 1959
Hogs ..... 547,d00 572,000 547,500
Sheep .... 23,400 25,800 22,400

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
: Week ended : Month : Two months
: Mar. 24 : Mar. 17 : Mar. 26 : Feb. I Feb. : Jan.-Feb.
: 1960 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 : 1959
Steers 1001# up ............ 462 750 886 2,708 5,671 5,329 10,570
901-1000 ............ 5,209 1,888 2,431 8,058 9,549 16,541 19,943
801-900 ............. 3,157 5,224 2,811 12,578 12,215 27,565 27,449
701-800 ............. 35,617 2,679 4,670 14,492 15,595 54,747 50,338
501-700 ............. 11,551 8,657 15,145 32,516 29,591 68,697 66,263


Total steers
Av. wts. It
Av. cost* "

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n i* n

n N n
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# n n
Total calves


10 market
it N

Chicago
Kansas C
Omaha .*
S. St. I
Sioux Ci
Denver .
Ft. Wort
Oklahoma
S. St. J
St. Loul
- 10 mar


" heifers "
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ts ...... 21,976
.. .... 718#
...... $24.85
......... 25.40
ity ..... 25.24
.......... 25.94
Paul ..... 24.52
ity ...... 25.69
......... 26.49
h .. ..... 24.84
City ... 24.05
roseph ... 24.68
. NSY ... 24.69
rkets .... 8,204
N .... 5,715
N .... 543


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 Kansas S. St. Sioux S. St. Indian- Ft. I Okla. Sa
Week ended :Chicago s0maha:. :Louis: I D enver: *Wichita:
sCity J eph city Paul oWorth: City Antonio
Cit -Jseh -1' -aol :D-vr -tNY ----io t


Mar. 25, 1960
Mar. 18, 1960
Mar. 27, 1959


Mar. 25, 1960
Mar. 18, 1960
Mar. 27, 1959


Stockers and feeders
2 40 14 15 4 25 10


2 42
2 57


9 14
17 21


9 8
8 6
8 4


4 25 10 5
6 28 5 5
Slaughter cows
12 5 25 7
11 6 20 6
10 5 20 12


5 8 70 72 40 45


10 60
6 45


15 20
15 20
15 15


80
72


57 45
60 42


8 19
7 14
7 16


25
20
18


17,198
724#
$25.11
24.83
25.08
24.20
26.72
25.98
24.76
24.67
25.83
25.15
24.539
6,772
2,558
823


25,943
702#
$28.29
26.96
28.45
29.78
25.99
29.89
26.04
27.66
26.83
27.89
25.66
6,458
4,299
627


69,952
752#
$24.05
23.27
25.80
25.88
22.25
25.52
23.53
235.75
23.74
25.66
23.04
31,580
10,581
2,654


70,619
755#
$26.48
25.98
25.97
26.61
24.64
28.58
25.70
27.44
26.34
26.17
25.51
26,127
13,532
35,095


152,477
750#
$23.81
23.57
25.55
23.78
21.96
25.25
24.74
23.29
22.82
25.59
22.82
85,972
21,519
5,515


154,563
745#
$27.01
26.19
26.05
27.19
24.79
29.01
28.75
27.16
26.26
26.39
25.60
85,552
27,545
7,284


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246

STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER l/

S Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
N o hby grades (pounds) ;dollars per 100 lb.
Grade --------------------- -------------------
GWeek ended
s~Mar. 24 Mar. 26 :!Mar. 24 : Mar. 26 : Mar. 24 ~sMar. 26 ~ Mar. 24 : Mar. 26
- -- 1960 199 :_ : 1960 _:: 1999 9 : _s_ 190_ _:_ 1959_
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


2,579
16,465
9,480
1,218
35
159
29,904

108"
5,181
9,584
723
549
15,945

155
5,811
6,986
618
140
31,708-


2,751
2,560
1,522

504
7,517



411
5,672
1,779

568
6,250


2,717
5,851
572
26
6,946



1,559
845
89
9
2,480


1,521 8.6
10,254 55.1
10,771 31.7
1,899 4.1
54 .0
287 .5
24,546


44Z
4,946
10,422
8753
248
16,533

63
4,763
7,129
716
161
12- t.3 2

22
1,174
3,028
556

125
4,705



854
2,420
836

169
4,279


1,478
4,658
538
64
6,758


1,486
1,593
10

3,089


32.5
60.1
4.5
2.2


5.4
41.7
45.9
7.7
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1.2


OMAHA
7 -. S


29.9
65.0
5.53
1.5


sioUX CITY
1.5 .5
52.5 37.1
59.7 55.6
5.5 5.6
1.2 1.2


1,273
1,204
1,095
1,007
1,500
1,004
1,165

-*-~,E44'
1,205
1,085
1,048
1,021
1,122

1,,187
1,169
1,105
1,047
994


14122
i KINSA 81 1-1
-- .5 --
57.5 25.0 1,159
55.0 64.3 1,078
20.8 7.6 1,024

6.9 2.6 995
1,084
ST. LOUIS NS-


6.6 20.0 1,080
58.9 56.6 1,027
28.6 19.5 995

5.9 5.9 965
1,018
.ST. JOSP -


59.1
55.2
5.5
.4


21.9
69.1
8.0
1.0


- W- -
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62.1 48.1
54.0 51.6
5.5 .5
.4 --


1,126
1,058
1,050
986
1,085



1,194
1,056
995
780
1,158


1,242
1,218
1,118
1,054
1,552
989
1,159

1,179
1,205
1,125
1,095
998
1,145

1,282
1,186
1,126
1,121
1,071
1 48

1,349
1,129
1,107
1,086

1,050
1,110



1,126
1,069
1,004

898
1,061


1,158
1,090
1,042
963
1,100



1,175
1,151
1,085

1,152


51.18
27.86
25.68
22.77
21.00
19.56
27.51


54.21
29.95
27.45
25.51
25.76
25.51
28.75


E2875T
26.96
24.95
20.45
18.80
25.56

29.41
27.09
25.41
20.85
19.26
25.75


26.00
24.74
22.79

18.69
24.47



27.58
25.65
25.06

19.89
24.75



26.70
24.71
20.85
18.45
25.50


26.44
25.15
19.52
17.50
25.78


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


55.06
28.05
26.46
25.87
22.28
26.79

50.71
28.05
26.60
24.15
22.67
26.99

31.00
27.98
26.89
24.44

22.08
26.89



28.06
26.56
24.51

22.56
26.37



27.86
26.26
23.71
22.56
26.40


27.72
26.80
21.75

27.24






WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS
tt C ~ -ale H Sheet and lambs
City or Area Mar.26 T Mar.28 : iMar.26 : Mar.28 : Mar.26 Mar.28 t Mar.26 : Mar.28
1960 : 1959 : 1960 2 1959 : 1960 1959 _s_ 1960_ 1959


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


11,845
8,412
18,679
17,258
50,588
10,989
22,064
52,946
12,982
29,966
6,790
7,156
19,150
9,219
20,160
25,625
7,295
f-\/ r ^ M


Total...................... 4,90",90
5,566,912
Accumulation to date*******.


10,442
7,504
15,218
19,459
24,540
9,911
18,796
50,815
9,997
26,755
5,742
5,489
16,248
8,542
17,507
17,643
5,924


11,511
2,150
4,424
7,156
25,492
1,995

256

10,844
5,710
2,490
1,168
3,584
209
1,646


249,912 76,452
839,670
5,194,652


10,

5,
6,
25,
1,



8,
5,
1,

4,

1,


69,


012 48,752 52,504 55,556
764 24,965 28,961 5,168
456 158,409 120,472 11,780
578 57,270 50,528 5,442
454 120,028 106,058 12,7453
782 90,722 85,574 5,654
- 90,166 85,652 15,550
291 85,666 75,796 10,952
-- 41,204 52,576 -
262 284,815 261,120 28,796
812 64,027 60,028 -
574 56,886 24,851 --
826 48,263 56,922 6,290
022 20,876 18,458 17,341
223 17,456 12,108 29,954
929 26,291 24,687 28,226
272 15,999 13,571 3,792

037 1,191,771 1,087,386 211,184


854,742


15,099,548


14,598,451


2,911,850


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


SBeef VealLamb
Bee Vead : l :(excl. lard) : and button :
Week ended Y- -:Yu-r T : T :~N-m T :
i ber : ber : Prod ber *: d be.r : Prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1lb. 1,000 mil.1b.
Mar. 26, 1960 ............... 550 208.2 110 11.8 1,570 187.4 235 11.8
Mar. 19, 1960 ............... 540 204.3 100 10.5 1,55 180.4 240 12.2
Mar. 12, 1960 1/ .....,...... 338 100 1,502 -- 236 --
Mar. 28. 1959 I/ ............ 296 178.5 100 10.8 1,241 169.1 246 12.4


Total I Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mnil.lb. mil.1b.
419.2 -
407.4 --
-- 41.4
570.8 41.2


Percentage change from:

Mar. 19, 1960 ............... 5 2 10 12 3 4 -2 -3 3 --
Mar. 28, 1959 ............... 18 17 10 9 10 11 -4 -5 13 --

S_ Average weight T1b.T -- Lard
Wee ened hieeF yield
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs heep : yield
v _D _ed: e Drsss and lambs : per
Lv Dressed LIV:rEse ieTDFee sed L: 7 rse 100 lb.

Mar. 26, 1960 ............... 1055 595 190 107 238 137 105 50 -
Mar. 19, 1960 ............... 1045 601 185 105 255 155 105 51 -
Mar. 12, 1960 ............... 1050 604 185 105 252 135 105 51 -
Mar. 28, 1959 ............... 1048 605 190 108 257 156 104 50 14.0
/ Actual slaughter. / Excludes lard.
ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION
BY WEEKS, FEBRUARY, 1960

atT j : Calves : Ho- s : Sheep and Lamss o : Lard
Week -: A: : : Av.~: """ :"Av.: ": v. A :Ttl:IeTd :
ended : Nu- : dr. : Prod.:N- : dr. :Prod.:N- : dr. :Prod.:Num- dr. :Prod.,"meat : per : Prod.
en: dt. : ber : dt. : :ber :wt.1/:1/ :ber : dt. : Prod. lb.:
:-. T :- -: wt.--- -:wtZ'JZ -: -- wt.--.- -: -*I':1'00 lb.-----
1_000 lb. mil.lb. 1.00 lb. ail.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.lb.mil.b. lb. mil. lb.

Feb. 6 344 605 208.2 94 114 10.7 1412 156 191.9 272 50 13.7 424.5 13.8 45.5
15 348 605 210.6 89 115 10.2 1384 154 185.4 254 50 12.8 419.0 13.6 43.2
20 360 602 216.8 91 114 10.4 1464 136 199.0 265 50 13.3 459.5 15.2 44.9
27 317 602 190.9 98 115 11.5 1285 134 172.1 253 50 11.7 386.0 12.4 56.4

/ Excludes lard.


55,208
5,021
12,789
4,075
9,097
5,912
15,572
15,194

25,872


7,115
19,201
50,417
28,294
4,390

209,955

2,954,275





248


Classification


Steers -
Prime 900-UOO#
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


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : : -North
: Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha Denver : Portland

, Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar ar. Mar Mar Mar. Mar.
S26 28 26 28 26 28 26 28 26 28
1960 1959 1960 1959 ; 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


50.50
51.20
28.28
28.28
25.12
22.25


27.32

21.50


18.38
17.28
16.20)
14.42)


55.22
54.28
50.62
30.78
27.42
25.15



26.15
25.95


20.52
19.65
18.58


26.72
26.68
24.45
21.75


26.20
24.00
21.12


17.72
16.55
15.00)
13.42)


29.12
29.12
26.75
24.22


28.20
26.15
25.65


21.10
19.60
17.50


29.50
29.58
27.65
27.62
24.38
20.62


26.70
25.68
20.00


17.80
16.55
15.05)
13.80)


52.20
32.20
29.38
29.28
26.32
25.88


27.50
25.08
22.82


20.20
18.98
17.22


-

26.50
26.50
25.75
20.00


26.12
22.88
19.00


18.98
17.92
16.25)
15.00)


27.72
27.72
25.22
21.50


27.00
24.56
21.25


20.75
19.75
17.75


-

27.62
27.12
26.00
25.25


26.25
25.00
22.25


18.50
17.00
14.75)
12.50)


28.25
28.12
27.62
26.12



26.50
25.00


20.75
19.00
16.25


Bulls All
Commercial
Utility


weights -


22.05 25.10 20.75 21.88 20.15 25.00
21.50 25.88 20.50 21.25 19.98 21.75


-- 22.69 21.62 22.75
20.75 22.94 22.75 24.25


Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


29.50
26.50
24.00


52.25
50.00
26.00


32.00
29.50
26.50


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium

Heifers -
Choice
Med. & G


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
d. 500-750


29.00
26.25
23.00


52.55
29.08
26.12


28.50
24.75
21.50


51.50
29.00
25.75


28.75
25.12
21.25


52.25
27.88
24.88


27.75
25.00
21.50


50.50
28.00
24.00


25.25
25.50
20.50


28.75
26.75
25.75


- .- 25.25 28.75 25.00 29.00 25.50 27.00 25.50 27.25
- 21.75 25.25 21.75 24.88 22.00 24.00 20.50 24.25


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


S 17.95 20.00 15.25 19.00


50.20 55.50 50.50 56.00


- -- 27.00 52.00 27.00 55.00


16.75 19.00 15.00


31.00 56.50 28.00 55.50


28.25 55.00 25.50 51.00


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


25.65
25.50
21.35


29.00
25.50
22.75


55.00
51.00
26.50


29.00
26.90
24.40


52.90
50.50
27.00


55.00
29.00


27.00
24.50
21.00


-
27.75
25.75


54.50
51.50
27.50






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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
... .--..-........-........... ... "- ---......."-............................. ......... -
Louis: Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Natl. sas Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cao Stock City maa ity Joseph Paul apolis corn-
SYards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Mar.26,1960 15.65 15.51 15.25 15.27 15.26 15.35 15.52 15.81 15.45
and Mar.19,1960 15.85 15.61 15.94 16.06 15.95 15.90 15.76 15.85 15.85
gilts Mar.28,1959 16.59 16.51 16.05 15.95 15.99 16.04 15.81 16.55 16.14
Mar.26,1960 15.75 15.87 14.20 14.05 14.350 14.11 14.62 13.54 14.05
Sows Mar.19,1960 15.66 15.80 14.34 14.59 14.44 14.16 14.48 15.66 14.06
Mar.28,1959 13.85 14.05 14.06 153.84 15.75 14.12 13.48 13.54 15.79
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Mar.26,1960 254 217 225 258 240 225 232 225 229
and Mar.19,1960 2355 218 226 256 241 225 256 225 229
gilft Mar28j,J1959 2532 220 228 258 241 229 234 224 230
=; ~ ~ ~ ~ -- -----%95 ---------------------- .23 .. .0 ... 8 .. s ...4 ... .... .% ..... .... I.
Mar.26,1960 446 597 421 427 428 599 420 439 422
Sows Mar.19,1960 449 592 433 424 428 590 408 455 419
Mar.2811959 424 415 431 416 424 390 407 438 418
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Mar.26,1960 24792 57629 16326 41617 55718 25281 57786 50515 269464
and Mar.19,1960 25276 62898 15228 30709 52966 17826 45911 30074 256888
gilts Mar.28,1959 52656 5678 1553328 35904 51559 20557 37935 31718 257515
Mar.26,1960 2822 4910 1056 4822 3259 1860 3722 '542 2597
Sows Mar.19,1960 2544 4009 707 2981 2119 818 5175 2985 193536
Mar.2831969 3421 3798 679 4495 2608 1078 3931 2205 22215
SOWS Percentage of total
Mar.26,1960 10 8 6 10 8 7 9 10 9
Mar.19,1960 9 6 5 9 6 4 7 9 7
Mar.281959... 9 7 5 11 8 5 9 7 8
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 1/ j Hog prices / : or margin
.---..-....-....------------------- ----- if35.88 ----- ...
Mar. 26, 1960 $17.87 15.88 $1.99
Mar. 19, 1960 17.95 16.12 1.85
Mar. 28, 1959 18.55 16.81 1.52
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 ilts No. 3, yelow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Mar. 26, 1960 15.65 115.9 15.5
Mar. 19, 1960 15.85 114.8 15.8
Mar. 28, 1959 16.59 121.5 15.5
1/ Simple average price.





251


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Sales of greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market were again re-
stricted due to limited supplies. Demand
continued good for graded medium fleeces,
scoured stained and gray medium wool for
woolen use and carpet wools. Prices for
greasy domestic wools advanced about 24
clean basis. Trade in woolen wools and
noils was very slow at about steady prices.
Interest in the local market centered on
the sealed bid sales held at Roswell, New
Mexico where a moderate weight of bulk fine
staple wools in original bags was sold.
Activity in the northern Rocky Mountains
and in the fleece wool States was extreme-
ly slow due to continued adverse weather
conditions.
Cabled reports from Australia at mid-
week indicated an average selection of all
types offered. There was very keen compe-
tition with eastern Europe and Japan domi-
nating as quotations advanced 21 percent.
Prices were higher at Wanganui, New Zealand
with trading very active under general
competition with the Continent dominating
and all grades in good demand. Sales were
rather limited in the Cape with general
competition prevailing and prices as much
as 10 pence higher than two weeks ago.
There were occasional sales of carpet wools
in Buenos Aires for shipment to the United
States with other classes neglected while
there was some buying for U. S. account in
Montevideo with prices tending upward.
Fleece Wools Trading on fleece wool
was dull as most of the midwest was snow-
bound and shearing had almost ceased.
Snall quantities of medium wools already
shorn brought 40-45# grease basis in
Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Prices were slightly lower in Ohio and
Indiana at 48-500 to the growers.
Territory Wools At the sealed bid
sale held at swell, New Mexico, best 12
months 64/70s staple wool sold at $1.22-
1.24 while average 12 months wool brought
$1.15-1.18 clean basis delivered Boston.
Bulk of the grease prices ranged generally
from 48-510 f.o.b. Around Bakersfield,
California, original bag bulk fine 12
months wool sold at estimated clean prices
ranging from $1.10-1.15 delivered.
Texas Wools Shearing was well under
way in Texas this week as the weather turned
very warm with best 12 months wool selling
from $1.15-1.20 and average 12 months wool
at $1.15-1.15 clean basis, delivered
Boston.


Mohair A fair weight of mohair
sold iTexas around $1.08i-1.10 for
adult and $1.382-1.40 for kid hair to
the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Week end quotations
with combing wools converted to clean
U. S. oil-combed yields and short wools
to scouring yields as follows:


Australia
Oil-combed
61 $1.24
62 1.22
62A 1.18
65 1.16
452 1.12
435 1.06
454 1.05
455 .92


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.92
854 .91
100 .89
107 .88
114 .87
128 .86


Montevideo(Clean basis): 60/64s
- $1.05; 60s $1.03; 58/60s $1.00;
56/58s 970; 50/56s 940; 50s 950.

Carpet Wools Trading on spot
carpet wools was slow. A scoured
Cordoba blend sold around 840. Spot
carpet wools were priced as follows:
White Pakistan vicaneer 81lF; white
Pakistan 800; light gray Pakistan 51;
dark gray Pakistan at 460; yellow India
vicaneer 70-710; super white Fazilka
824 and super white special Bikaneer
81#, all clean fibers present. A
scoured Buenos Aires November wool and
a scoured Cordoba blend both afloat
were priced at 86#, while a scoured
Cordoba blend for shipment was quoted
at 85#. Greasy Buenos Aires November
wools were priced at 85-853- clean
fibers present for shipment while New
Zealand fleeces were offered at 86#,
early shorn wool at 84# and crutchings
at 810 clean fibers present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Turnover of woolen
wools was limited at steady prices.
Noils sales follow: Semi-clear 64s
Australia nobles 905; 64s Australia
Schlumbergers 75; Texas fine French
74#; 58s domestic nobles 72#; New
Zealand 50s crossbred nobles 73#.

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Mar. 24,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Associates
of the New York Cotton Exchange).
May wool tops $1.51
May wool 1.22
July wool tops 1.54
July wool 1.225







WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading on fresh
meats was generally slow along the eastern
seaboard as demand narrowed at consumer levels.
There was increased emphasis on poultry items,
particularly by chain outlets, this the first
week in 10 that retail stores have featured
poultry. Clearance was incomplete and carry-
over mainly small lots of beef, veal, lamb and
pork at various markets. Supplies were mostly
normal at Washington and Baltimore, but mod-
erately below normal at New York, Philadelphia,
and Boston except pork at the latter market
where inshipments were above normal. Prime
steer beef sparsely shown at New York and was
inadequate for trade requirements. Buyer pref-
erence for lamb centered on Choice and Prime
carcasses 35-45# which sold strong to higher
where available, while bulk of the supply ran
to heavier weights and sellers had difficulty
in holding the price line on these and declines
reported at some markets. Urgency was lacking
for veal and calf and the price tone rather un-
even but mainly weak to lower. Selection in
veal and calf was slightly better than avail-
able in recent weeks. Pork loins were slowest
moving in that division and prices sharply low-
er in instances.
Compared with the previous week: Good and
Choice steer beef steady to 50* lower, the de-
clines at Philadelphia and New York. However,
the small volume of Prime steer beef at New
York sold fully 500 higher. Cow beef prices
were steady to $1.00 higher at most points.
Veal and calf closed weak to $2.00 lower at
most markets but at New York prices were steady
to $1.00 higher with bulk late sales no better
than steady. Lamb sold mostly steady except
Choice and Prime carcasses 55-50# steady
to $2.00 higher and major portion of sales at
Philadelphia $1.00-2.00 higher. Pork loins
declined $1.00 to as much as $7.00, mainly
$2.00-3.00. Other pork cuts steady to $2.00
higher with pork butts and spareribs showing
the advance. Kosher steer beef and lamb prices
were $1.00 lower; Prime veal and calf steady;
but Good and Choice $1.00-5.00 lower.

CHICAGO Supplies were about normal in
the beef, lamb and fresh pork divisions, but
veal receipts were small. Largest percentage
of beef graded Good and Choice with Prime in
very limited supply. Trading on carcass beef
was only moderately active. Beef rounds were
active and below normal supply of ribs were
absorbed readily as fewer forequarters were cut
because of slow moving chucks, although at the
close demand for chucks became good. Trading
on beef loins was generally slow but additional
fabricating kept product from accumulating.
Veal trade dull but prices went unchanged due to
small supplies. Moderately active early lamb


trade slowed as the week progressed and prices
declined for the first time in six weeks. Trad-
ing on lamb legs was slow but other primal cuts
were moderately active. Broad outlets pre-
vailed for Boston butts and spareribs, but pork
loins were slow under narrow demand. Compared
with the previous Friday: Steer and heifer
beef steady to 50f lower; cow beef fully
$1.00-1.50 lower; veal unchanged; lamb 500-
$53.00 lower; pork loins 8-16# steady to $2.00
lower; Boston butts 4-8# $1.00-1.50 higher;
spareribs 5# down 5004-$2.00 higher.

PACIFIC COAST Beef supplies were some-
what above normal on the west coast and trad-
ing was rather slow. There was some carry-
over of both steer and cow beef at Los Angeles.
Trading was moderately active on lamb and mod-
erate supplies were about adequate for a fair
demand. Outlet was rather poor for normal
fresh and cured pork receipts and clearance
was incomplete, particularly on fresh loins,
Compared with the previous week's close: Steer
beef sold steady to $1.00 higher, except Choice
steer beef steady to 500 lower at San Fran-
cisco. Cow beef closed mostly steady, some
sales 50 higher in the Pacific Northwest.
Prices on calf and veal were mainly steady, in-
stances $1.00-2.09 higher on Choice 150-200#
calf at Los Angeles. Lamb sold steady to
$1.00 higher except spring lamb steady to $1.00
lower in the Pacific Northwest. Pork loins
closed $1.00-4.00 lower, other fresh pork
steady to $1.00 lower. Smoked skinned hams
sold steady to $2.00 higher except at San
Francisco where prices were steady to $2.00
lower. Sliced bacon closed steady to $1.00
lower in California but $1.00-2.00 higher in
the Pacific Northwest. Lard sold steady to
500 lower.


CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

Dull trading and lower prices were
general at carlot meat trading centers with
sales volume below normal. Steer beef closed
steady to 500 lower for the week at Chicago,
Omaha and Denver. At New York, Choice 600-
800# steer carcasses sold 500 lower while
Choice 800-900# and all weights of Good steer
beef closed steady to 500 higher. Sales were
weak to $1.00 lower at Philadelphia with the
bulk 500 off. Heifer beef sold steady at
Chicago, mostly 25# lower at Omaha and steady
to 500 off at Denver. Lamb prices were 500-
$3.00 lower at Chicago and steady to $1.00
lower at other points. The major decline on
lamb was recorded on 55-65# carcasses. Pork
loins sold steady to 500 lower at Chicago
following the $1.50 decline late in the pre-
vious week. At Omaha pork loins declined
$2.00.








Weekly.

Classification


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS


average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
" New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
: Mar.26 : Mar.28 : Mar.2? : Mar.28 : Mar.25' : Mar.8 : Mar727 T ar.FX'8
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-12
4-8
V down


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


50.50
47.70
46.45
44.20
44.70


65.40
56.40
51.00


53.10
47.70
47.25
44.50
44.85


61.50
53.10
47.90


m--
46.00
44.75
45.25
45.25

45.00
45.00
41.50

59.00
54.50
50.50


47.10
45.55
45.40
43.40


57.50
51.50
48.00


m--
45.12
45.62
44.00
43.00

45.50
42.50




55.00


50.00 42.60 47.25 42.88 48.50*
47.55 40.90 47.25 41.88 48.50*


45.50
55.90
41.20


42.50
55.50
40.80


42.44
52.44
38.56


41.00
52.58
57.62


48.00
38.75
44.25


46.00
45.00
44.50
44.00


45.00
43.25
45.75
41.75


46.00
44.50
45.00
43.50


44.94 -
-- 43.54 -
-- 42.75 --



57.00 -- --

-- 42.00 40.00
46.00* 42.00 40.00


44.00
40.00
45.00


45.38
55.50
42.00


42.25
56.00
40.75


46.00 48.80 50.75 49.25 50.75 535.00 49.75 50.50

58.50 46.00 49.25 49.44 49.00 49.00 49.00 50.38


29.50
12.75


52.50 55.25 55.25 52.00 55.50 32.50 54.50
15.50 12.50 13.50 15.50 16.50 14.69 14.75


* Spring lamb.


BULK PRICES CAELOT BASIS WEEK ENDED MARCH 25, 1960.


- -: + -e -
Classification PScs a-d-F0. B-.
tChGe beenveerx : -maa
CEia.o --eve --- ---


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

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


Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter


Lamb -
Prime


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


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


44.00-44.50
45.50-44.00
42.50-45.50
41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00
41.00-41.50-

43.00-43.50
45.00-43.50
59.50-40.00
59.50-40.00

52.00-32.50
52.00-32.50


43.00-44.00
42.00-43.00
41.50-42.00

39.00-41.75
39.00-40.50

43.50
41.25-41.75
39.25
39.25

55.00-54.00


-- 41.50-45.00
-- 59.00-41.50


45,50-46.50
44.00-45.00
41.00-45.00


41.50-43.00
39.00-41.50


8-12# 40.00-40.50


I


42.75-45.75
42.25-42.75
41.75-42.26

40.25-40.75
40.00-40.25

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.25
38.50-38.75
38.50-38.75

31.50
51.50




44.25-45.25
42.25-43.50
40.75-41.75


- Fr-ces-dlvercd- -
w Yori P hdlaega


45.50-46.50
45.00-46.00
44.50-45.00
45.50-44.00
43.00-44.00
45.00-45.50












47.00-49.00
45.00-46.50
43.00-44.50


40.00


45.50-46.00
44.50-45.50
44.00-44.50
42.50-43.00
42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50


44.00-45.00



355.75-54.50
55.00-33.50

47.00-47.50
45.50-46.50
44.00-44.50
47.00-47.50
45.50-46.50
44.00-44.50

38.00-42.00


steer beer -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good





254


CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGAtTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION 2/


- -- -**- .- -
: "^unhe? ro0bi017niTfcitd
* eD ~ n *aAWVW
*an- I-I
SFeb. Jan. : n.-
S1960 1960 Feb
2 a :_1960 :


Feb. Feb.
1959 1960


percent -
J Jan.: Fb ^ Feb.
S1960 F1959
2 : 1960 2


Cattle:
Steers ..................
Heifers .................
C ows ..........
Bulls and Stags .........
Total 2/ .... ...*0.*00*
Canneri and Cutters 5/ ..


806
310
506
14
1,436
154


871
529
347
17
1,564
14'9


16677
659
6535
32
3,001
282


Hogs:
Sows 5.................... 35 384 717
Barrows and Gilts *****....... 5,485 6,112 11,597
Stags and boars ......... 23 20 43
Total 2/ ........*........** 5,841 6,516 12,557
Sheep ana Lambs:
Lambs and Yearlings ..... 1,049 1,208 2,257
Sheep ................... 27 28 55
Total 2/ ................ 1,076 1,256 21312
/ Based on reports from packers. 27 Totals based on
'/ Included in cattle classification.


665
250
291
15
1,219
157

324
5,545
17
5,686

1,051
29
1,080


56.1
21.6
21.3
1.0
100.0
9.53

5.7
95.9
.4
100.0

97.5
2.5
100.0


rounded numbers.


PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
--- ------- -- ------------- --- ------- --- -- -- --- anners--
C owsBulls and
S Steers S Heifers S Cows : age Cutters,
Region : : : all classes
-" "' eE." "s" Fe. ~ t" "' eb." Feb." "e "- "- PeH."j "


--1960
Pct.
N. Atlantic States ...... 76.6
S. Atlantic States ...... 55.6
N.C. States Eastern ... 55.8
N.C. States N.Western 51.6
N.C. States S.Western 67.9
S. Central States ....... 55.2
Mountain States ......... 52.5
Pacific States .......... 69.4


z 1959 --1960 :
Pet. Pet.
61.0 1.5
51.2 9.2
56.9 12.5
52.9 25.5
65.1 15.6
43.7 19.0
55.8 52.5
70.8 17.7


1959 j1960
Pet. Pct.
S1.9 21.2
10.5 54.0
12.0 50.5
25.4 22.1
19.0 16.2
14.2 24.4
51.0 14.2
15.0 11.4


1.1959: 1960
Pct. Pet.
55.5 .7
37.4 1.2
29.8 1.4
22.7 1.0
17.6 .5
40.1 1.4
12.1 .8
14.5 1.5


: 1959 t 1960 11959
Pct. Pct. Pct.
1.6 10.9 25.0
1.1 17.6 20.9
1.5 14.8 15.0
1.0 8.0 8.0
.5 5.5 7.2
2.0 15.0 '21.0
1.1 5.1 5.4
1.7 4.5 5.1


PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
CALENDAR YEAR
----------- ------ -------- ------ -- ---- ---------:^annerB -
: Steers : Heifers : Cows : Bulls and : Cutters,
Region : -- Stags t all classes
S ear ear Tear Tear Year


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


States ......
States *..
- Eastern .
- N.Western .
- S.Western .


S. Central States .......
Mountain States *.
Pacific States .***


----- --1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 -1959 :


Pet.
62.8
44.4
61.0
57.4
65.0
29.9
33.5
65.7


Pet.
1.6
8.4
13.9
25.5
18.6
13.1
48.2
14.7


Pet.
2.0
4.53
7.9
19.8
15.5
4.8
52.7
14.1


Pct.
26.2
37.5
26.7
19.6
18.9
48.5
9.7
15.8


1958 t 1959
Pet. Pet.
55.5 1.6
48.5 1.8
29.1 1.8
21.5 1.2
19.0 .5
62.0 2.9
12.8 .8
18.1 1.8


t 1958 s 1959
Pet. Pet.
1.7 14.0
5.0 22.0
2.0 14.0
1.5 7.5
.5 7.0
5.5 26.2
1.0 5.0
2.1 5.6


1 1958
Pct.
17.6
27.0
13.1
7.4
8.2
54.0
5.1
5.1


Classification


5 .7
21.0
22.2
1.1
100.0
9.5

5.9
95.8
.3
100.0

97.7
2.3
100.0


55.9
21.53
21.7
1.1
100.0
9.4

5.8
95.9
.5
100.0

97.6
2.4
100.0


54.4
20.5
5.9
1.2
100.0
11.2

5.7
94.0
.5
100.0

97.5
2.7
100.0


Pct.
70.6
52.5
57.6
5359
62.0
35.5
41.5
69.7


- -- -- -- -_- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I-- w- --- -- --





255


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


February : January February : Percentage
: -: Feb. 1960 of
: 1960 1959 1960 1959 : Feb. 5-y r.
: : : : 1959 sFeb. av.
---------------------------- : 1959 Jeb.a
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)
Cattle.......... 1,457 1,219 3,001 2,660 118 105
Calves.......... 389 377 802 801 105 78


Hogs............ b,841
Sheep & lambs... 1,076
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,055.5
Calves.......... 198.8
Hogs............ 251.8
Sheep & lambs... 104.1
Average cost to packers: (dollars
Cattle.......... 22.57
Calves.......... 25.04
Hogs............ 15.45
Sheep & lambs... 19.52
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds
Cattle.......... 57.4
Calves........... 57.7
Hogs 1/......... 76.1
Sheep-& lambs... 48.6
Lard per 100#... 15.0
Lard per animal. 50.2
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 605.9
Steers 2/....... 661.5
Heifersi2/...... 543.9
Cows 2/......... 533.9
Calves.......... 114.7
Hogs............ 176.4
Sheen & lambs..- 50.6


Condemnations: 3/(number
Cattle.......?..
Calves..........
Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...
Total dressed weight E
Beef............
Veal......... ...
Pork(carcass wt.) 1,(
Lamb & mutton...
Total 4/........ 1,
Pork, xcl.lard
Lard production 5/
Rendered pork fat


of head;
4,568
2,152
9,369
35,767
excluding
367,912
44,356
028,711
54,256
)95,256
788,091
176,082
6,578


)




c<


1

1


5,686 12,357 11,571 105 114
1,080 2,313 2,402 100 100


1,067.6 1
200.5
254.8
105.2
per 100 pounds)
23.55
26.57
15.52
17.95
live weight)
57.1
56.4
76.8
48.7
15.8
52.4


609.6
635.8
554.9
502.1
113.0
180.5
51.2

4,088
2,559
9,194
35,564
condemned:
740,807
42,508
,025,544
55,104
,861,765
771,769
183,679
7,959


,059.7
200.9
254.1
105.2

22.34
24.57
12.88
18.87

57.4
57.3
76.4
48.7
15.4
51.4

608.2



115.2
178.8
50.5

9,465
4,526
19,111
7,701


(thousands of
1,819,701
91,904
2,205,755
116,011
4,233,569
1,676,395
386,844
14,282


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


1,070.4
198.7
257.7
104.3

23.98
26.76
16.16
18.12


99
99
99
99

96
94
87
109


104
97
99
101

121
125
84
99


57.2
56.4
76.9
48.8
14.0
55.5

612.4



112.0
182.7
50.9


8,818
4,984
18,080
7,540
'pounds)
1,625,571
89,195
2,110,562
121,950
35,945,277
1,584,653
384,463
16,168


2/ Also.
numbers.


117 112
105 79
101 112
98 102
107 111
102 116
96 101
85 81
included with
5/ Includes




256
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAIII QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds


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Classification


C :s : Kansas
Chicago Omaha *
a : : city


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SLAUGHTER IAMBS:


Prime


Mar.
Mar.


Choice Mar.
Mar.


Good


Mar.
Mar.


(Wooled)
26, 1960
28, 1959


26,
28,


1960
1959


26, 1960
28, 1959


EWES (Wooled) All wts.
Good and Mar. 26, 1960
Choice Mar. 28, 1959


Cull and
Utility


Mar. 26, 1960
Mar. 28, 1959


-All v
25.


22.
20.

21.
19.


8.
7.
7.
6.


FEEDER LAMBS All wvts.
Good and Mar. 26, 1960
Choice Mar. 28, 1959


ts.
55


22.62 22.58


45 21.60
20 20.52

70 20.55
75 19.60


25 7.00
50 8.12
00 5.25
80 6.25

-- 21.25
-- 19.78


21.70
20.15

20.58
19.02


6.50
7.18

5.72


0
: Fort : North
SWorth Denver Ogden Port-
land
* 0
* .


21.25 22.58 21.62
-- -- --

20.85 21.62 21.25 21.25
18.75 19.88 18.58 18.75

20.10 20.48 20.58 20.25
18.25 19.06 17.69 18.00
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6.88*
9.00
7.50* 4.75*
-- 6.12
- -


19.25
- 17.65


20.65
18.62


6.50
6.75
4.75
4.25


7.75
8.25
6.00
5.75


- 17.50
- 15.50


* Shorn basis.




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