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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISIONa-,. A-GRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S 'DEPARTEWIT OF AGRICULTURE
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Vol. 28, No 19


May 10, 1960


Week ended May 7


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals). .
Steer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Heifer Sales Statistics (with monthly totals) .

Stocker and Feeder Statistics. ,. .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Rece&ipts .

Slaughter at Major Centers .. ,. .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .


Cattle Prices (with monthly averages) .
Hog Prices . . .
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals).
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .

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


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special to this issue
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Cattle and Calves on Feed California and Arizona
May 1, 1960 . . .
Total Livestock Slaughter, Meat and Lard
Production, 1959 . . .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


The 12 market cattle receipts were the
largest for any week since January with nearly
all of the 5 percent increase from the previous
week due to a larger volume of slaughter steers.
Prices on slaughter steers were steady to 750
lower at most midwest terminals with heifers
steady to 500 off. The exception at So. St.
Paul where steers and heifers advanced 500.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves were gen-
erally steady to 500 lower. Old crop and spring
slaughter lambs sold steady to 500 higher.
Spring lamb movement was getting well under
way at Fort Worth and spring lambs there were
steady. Feeder lambs closed steady to 500 low-
er at Fort Worth and Denver, but were largely
steady at other points. Barrows and gilts
were steady to 500 higher throughout most of
the Corn Belt when compared to the previous
Friday.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES The first
week in May brought the largest supply of cat-
tle to the 12 markets since January although
receipts were only 2 percent larger than the
corresponding week in 1959. Monday's run of
23,800 in Omaha was a record for any May day.
Compared with the previous week, the 12 market
supplies were up 5 percent with practically all
of the increase due to heavier marketing of
fed steers. With more cattle showing,the ef-
fects of rather extended grain feedirig, a larger
percentage of the steer supply grade' Choice.
About 63 percent of the steers marketed wn
Chicago were Choice, but Prime steers fell oe-
low 5 percent compared with nearly 7 percent
the previous week. With slaughter steers sell-
ing unevenly steady to 750 lower at most mid-
west markets, and steer carcasses steady to 50#
higher at leading wholesale meat centers, a
greater spread developed between live and
dressed prices. This was reflected in good
demand for slaughter steers even though prices
trended downward owing to increased numbers.
The average weight of slaughter steers at the 7
markets at 11?7# was 14# above the previous
week but was 9# below the same week last year.
Heifers closed steady to 50 lower with the
exception of So. St. Paul where prices advanced
fully 50, steers showing a similar upturn at
that market as opposed to the general steady to
750 lower trend on steers. Prices for cows
averaged steady, bulls steady to 500 higher.
Vealers sold steady in St. Louis National Stock
Yards but advanced fully $1.00 in So. St. Paul.
Choice steers bulked at $26.00-27.50 at
markets outside Chicago, with Good steers from
$23.25-26.00. Prime 1368# steers sold at $31.00
in Omaha, highest price at that market since
last June, while high-Choice steers reached
$29.00 in So. St. Paul. In Chicago, high-Choice
and Prime steers bulked at $29.00-32.25, 5 loads


1125-1446# $32.50-33.00. Steers under 1100#
and over 1400# usually did not sell quite as
high as 1100-1400# weights on a grade for grade
basis but weight was not a prominent price de-
termining factor. A few Prime heifers reached
$28.50, Choice heifers bulked at $26.00-27.50
in Chicago and at $25.25-27.25 elsewhere.
Good grade heifers largely $22.50-25.50. Most
Utility and Commercial cows $16.00-18.00, Can-
ners and Cutters largely $13.00-16.50 with
quite a few Canners at $12.00 in Oklahoma City
where cow numbers were the largest since the
last week in January, making up 10 percent of
receipts at that market.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle at mid-
west terminal markets were a little above either
the previous week or a year ago and fairly lib-
eral for early May. However, numbers of stock
calves continued seasonally small. Yearling
stock steers of high-Medium to average-Choice
grades predominated in the over-all supply.
Very moderate numbers of 800-1050# feeder steers
were marketed, most of which had already re-
ceived at least a start on grain feeds. Trad-
ing generally was rather slow at unevenly steady
to 500 lower prices. One of the few exceptions
to the weaker trend was at Kansas City where
Choice fleshy feeder steers sold steady to 50#
higher. At Oklahoma City prices were $1.00
lower and at Fort Worth the trend was $1.00-
2.00 lower, hnd in extremes as much as $3.00
off. At Denver 500-600# stock steers sold 50#-
$1.00 lower. This marked the third consecutive
week in which prices have shown a weaker trend.
Apparently, with the grass season now well under
way, many graziers already have their pastures
well stocked. Also, increased marketing and
the recent lower price trend for slaughter cat-
tle have influenced many potential buyers to
proceed rather cautiously. However, other
factors currently are present which often would
stimulate aggressive competition for both stock-
ers and feeders, including above average spring
pasture conditions and abundant stockpiles of
grain feeds.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
sold from $22.50-26.00, not many above $25.50.
However, several lots of Choice fleshy 800-900#
brought $26.85-28.00 and Choice to Fancy 861#
steers carrying a considerable degree of finish
went for further feeding at $28.50. Scattered
shipments Choice 500-575# short yearling stock
steers brought $29.50-50.50; majority Good and
Choice yearling stockers $24.50-29.00. Most
sales were from $28.50 down, but a load of
Choice 620# was included at $29.00. Medium
and low-Good stock steers ranged $20.00-25.50.
Good and Choice yearling heifers brought $21.75-
27.00, including Choice partly fattened 725#








heifers at $25.25. A few Choice 285# steer
calves reached $58.25 and a shipment averag-
ing 575# $55.50, however, most Good and Choice
stock steer calves $27.00-32.00, few Good
down to $25.50. Good and Choice heifer calves
ranged $23.00-30.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at
the 12 markets were 4 percent below the pre-
vious week and slightly under a year earlier.
The slight reduction was due to farmers over
much of the area concentrating on spring field
work which in general is considerably behind
normal schedule. Mixed U. S. No. 1-5, 190-
260# barrows and gilts predominated in supplies
with a relatively liberal volume of 240# and
up at the western Corn Belt centers. Sows
made up 5-11 percent at the various markets.
Price trends tended to fluctuate during the
week. After some declines on Monday moderate
receipts through mid-week influenced a general
upturn on barrows and gilts to that point.
Receipts increased somewhat later in the week
and part of the early advance was erased. Com-
pared with the previous week's close, prices
on barrows and gilts were steady to 50# higher,
while sows closed steady to 50# lower, extremes
750 lower in St. Joseph.
At the close, U. S. No. 1 and No. 1 and
2, 190-250# barrows and gilts $16.00-17.00,
mainly $16.25-16.75; mixed U. S. 1-5, 180-250#
$15.50-16.50, largely $15.75-16.25; U. S. 1-3,
270-600# sows brought $12.50-14.75.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Comparatively small receipts early in
the week followed by rather liberal supplies
late brought the week's volume a little above
the previous week but slightly below the cor-
responding week last year. Fully 70 percent
of the butcher supply was mixed No. 1-5 200-
240# weights with around 25 percent 240-300#
mainly No. 2 and 5 grades.
Mild price advances through Wednesday
were erased on closing rounds under the in-
fluence of liberal receipts. Compared with
the previous Friday, late sales were steady
to 250 lower, mainly 10-25# off on butchers;
sows 25-50# lower. U. S. 1-3, 190-240# butch-
ers brought $14.85-15.75 at the close, with
moderate supply No. 1 and 2 selected lots
mostly 200-220# at $15.75-16.15. Mixed No.
1-3, 270-400# sows bulked $13.00-14.50, 400-
550# $11.75-15.65.

SHEEP AND IAMBS The 12 market receipts
were little changed from last week but 9 per-
cent more than a year ago. Ft. Worth received
fully one-third of the week' e supply. Shorn
old crop slaughter lambs predominated receipts
at most markets; spring lambs were increased
in number and comprised 55 percent of receipts
at Ft. Worth. Demand for old crop slaughter
lambs was fairly good and for the week prices
were mostly steady to 50# higher except 25-
75# off at Denver. Spring lambs were steady


at Ft. Worth and steady to 50 higher at other
markets. Slaughter ewes steady to 50# higher,
instances $1.00 up; feeder lambs were steady
to 50# lower at Denver and Ft. Worth, scarce
elsewhere.
On late sessions, Choice and Prime 95-
114# wooled slaughter lambs brought $21.00-
22.00, few $22.50-23.00; most Choice 85-116#
lambs $20.50-21.50; Good and Choice $19.00-
21.00 largely $19.50 up. Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 85-116# shorn No. 2 to fall
shorn pelt lambs brought $20.50-21.50, spar-
ingly $21.75-22.25. Choice 112-122# shorn
lambs and Good and Choice 93-114# lambs $19.00-
21.00. Choice and Prime 80-111# spring slaugh-
ter lambs brought $235.00-25.00, few $25.25;
Good and Choice $21.00-23.50. Cull to Choice
shorn slaughter ewes $3.00-6.50.
At Fort Worth Good old crop shorn feeders
$12.00-15.00 with Good spring feeders $17.00-
18.50. At Denver, 95-105# old crop shearing
lambs in Good slaughter flesh $19.00-20.00.
In the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area, prices on wooled slaughter lambs were
weak to 50# lower; shorn lambs weak; spring
lambs and ewes steady. Demand was only fair
for old crop slaughter lambs with weakness
noted each session despite reduced marketing.
The limited volume of native spring lambs
offered met good demand. Shorn offerings com-
prised around 70 percent of the lamb supply.
Around 40 percent of the week's run was re-
ceived from outside the area.
On Friday, Choice with a few Prime 90-
105# wooled slaughter lambs delivered to pack-
ing plants sold from $20.50-21.50; Choice
105-120# $19.00-20.50; mixed Good and Choice
90-110# $19.00-'0.50. Choice, including
a few Prime, 90-100# shorn lambs with No. 2
to fall shorn pelts $20.00-20.50, few fall
shorn lambs to $21.00; mixed Good and Choice
90-105# with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $18.50-
20.00. Choice and Prime 80-100# spring slaugh-
ter lambs brought $23.00-235.50, few Prime 85-
95# lambs $24.00. Cull to Choice shorn slaugh-
ter ewes $2.00-5.00.

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 3 percent
shrink. All sales for immediate delivery
unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
fairly active, prices steady; stocker and
feeder cattle and calves rather slow, trend
mostly steady, instances 500 lower; spring
lambs strong to 500 higher.
Slaughter steers: In California, 34
loads mostly Choice 915-1075# $27.75-28.00;
over California and Arizona, 220 loads high-
Good and Choice $27.00-27.50; 80 loads Good








and Choice 850-1250# $26.00-26.75; 26 loads
high-Standard and Good 800-1100# $25.00-25.75;
8 loads Standard 800-1100# $22.50-24.50.
Slaughter heifers: In So. California, 3 loads
high-Choice and Prime 975-1 ,-25 $27.25; over
California and Arizona, Good and Choice 775-
9'<" $25.50-27.00.
In California and Arizona, for immediate
to June delivery, Good and Choice 600-900#
stocker and feeder steers mainly $24.25-26.25,
155 head 575-60(w $27.00, and few lots 825-
l'0..# $23.50-24.75. Medium to Good 450-7_-Cf
steers $21.00-25.00. Good and Choice 550-775:q
stocker and feeder heifers $23.50-25.00, mostly
$24.00-25.00.
In California, Choice and Prime spring
slaughter lambs $21.50-22.50; Good and Choice
spring feeders $20.50-21.50.

COLORADO, SCTTRHFRN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, I'd WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle direct at feedlots in Colorado moderately
active with prices fully steady. In Colorado
102 loads average-Choice 1100-1325# fed steers
$27. '.-.,50 77 loads high-Good to mostly
C ,- e 11300-1275# $26.00-26.75. Eighteen loads
a~er -'-.cice 800-1035# fed heifers $26.25-
101 loads mostly Choice 780-1000# $25.75-
'. liberal share $26.00-26.25; 15 loads
high-Good and Choice 900-1000# $24.00-25.75,
mostly $25.40-25.75. In Wyoming 6 loads aver-
age-Choice to Prime, mostly Choice 980-1050#
fed heifers $26.25-26.75. On the Western Slope
of Colorado 5 loads high-Good to Choice steers
and 5 loads of heifers same grade sold to
California packers F.O.B. feedlot at $25.50.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves good, except most Colorido feedlot oper-
ators continued their wait-and-see attitude
in regard to contracting for late summer and
fall delivery. The sales and contracts con-
firmed on 2,145 head were made at fully steady
prices. Western Kansas: 8 loads Good and
Choice 635-745# feeder steers $25.10-26.00;
3 loads mostly Choice 600# $27.75. Two loads
Good and Choice 620# feeder heifers $24.20.
Colorado: 6 loads partly fattened 900-975#
steers in Good slaughter flesh for further
feeding $23.75-24.75; 6 loads Good and Choice
700-725# feeder steers $26.00. Three loads
mostly Choice 530# feeder heifers $26.50; 21
loads Good to mostly Choice heifers to weigh
550-600# when delivered in July $22.50-23.50;
8 loads same grades and weights, but deliver
in September $22.50.
In Northern Colorado 12 loads fed lambs
sold at steady prices. Choice and mixed Choice
and Prime 105-111# old crop slaughter lambs
with No. 1, 2 and 3 pelts $20.00. In Wyoming
5,000-6,000 Good and Choice whiteface wether
feeder lambs have been contracted for early
October delivery at $18.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct


trade very slow; confirmed sales 23 loads fed
steers, 3 loads fed heifers and about 4,900
stockers and feeders, about steady. Twenty-
three loads mostly Good and low-Choice 700-
1075. fed steers $24.00-25.50, several loads
at $24.00-24.50 carried Standard end; 3 loads
Good and low-Choice 760-850# fed heifers
$25.00-25.25. About 900 Good and Choice 575-
8e.X stocker and feeder steers $23.0C-26.50;
500 same grades 540-'e&s, heifers $22.50-25.00;
250 Choice 471# steer calves $31.00; 1,860 Good
and Choice 4'?F-4Pr calves $29.00-50.00 steers
and 2?7.00-29.00 heifers; for fall delivery
I, .0 Choice steers expected to weigh near
7. contracted $26.00 and 400 heifers to weigh
:. Amarillo Area Slaughter steers and heif-
ers steady to strong, instances 50f higher on
heifers. Stockers and feeders fully steady.
Good and Choice 1075-1200# fed steers $25.25-
26.50; same grades 900-1025# heifers $25.25-
27.00, latter delivered to plant basis. Good
and Choice stocker and feeder steers $25.40-
28.50, few Medium $22.50-23.00; Good and Choice
heifers $23.50-25.00; few Choice stock steer
calves $28.75-29.00, heifers $26.00. About
1,600 Choice 700-825# feeder steers contracted
for fall delivery $24.00-26.00, few Medium and
low-Good $19.50-21.00; 700 Choice 600-650#
heifers $22.50 and 2,000 Choice stock calves
$27.75 steers, $25.00 heifers with $1.00 off on
over 450# weights at delivery next fall.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers mostly steady, stocker and
feeder cattle slow, about steady; limited sales
slaughter labs steady. In Washington and
Idaho, Good to mostly Choice 975-1200) fed
steers $26.00-27.00, 2 loads $27.75 in Washing-
ton; Good and mixed Good and Choice 1000-1025#
$25.00-25.50. Good to mostly Choice 825-925#
fed heifers in the two States $25.00-26.00.
String Good and Choice 600-625# stock
steers $25.00 in Idaho for October delivery.
Oregon Good and Choice 750# feeder steers
$24.50 for July and large string Good and
Choice 650-750# steers for fall delivery
$23.25. Idaho lamb pool consisting of 696
Choice and Prime 102# spring slaughter lambs
$23.50. Oregon 3 loads mostly Choice old
crop lambs with No. 1, 2 and 3 pelts $19.25-
19.50 delivered; 250 Choice and Prime spring
lambs $22,00-22.50.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Additional precipitation resulted
in adequate soil moisture in most of Montana
and Wyoming. Central Montana, 160 head Good
and Choice 490-541# stocker and feeder heifers
$25.00-26.00. Northern Montana, 65 Good and
Choice 445# stock steer calves $29.00, 65 head
422# heifers $27.10; 1,128 head mostly Good
stock cows, either springers or calves at
side, ranged $175.00-228.00 per cow unit
with most sales $190.00 and up.






WEFI.Y RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
Cattle : Calves : Hogs : Sheeg and lambs
Market t: ay, 7 : ay 9 : May 7 : May 9 : May 7 : 7ay 9 : May 7 : May 9
: 1 h) : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 s 1960 : 1959
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chicago ...7........... 40,703 41,499 218 239 57,595 45,202 5,624 6,740
Cincinnati ............. 3,616 2,726 715 761 11,102 10,519 604 406
Denver ................. 11,413 11,959 284 540 5,826 4,5345 14,495 15,441
Fort Worth ............. 6,707 9,386 1,862 2,508 3,207 3,774 34,759 27,584
Indianapolis ........... 7,111 6,791 505 371 31,006 32,265 1,192 1,151
Kansas City ............ 19,987 15,312 692 657 20,743 15,715 9,392 7,677
Oklahoma City .......... 9,021 6,818 750 346 4,109 4,657 5,018 3,834
Omaha .................. 41,9 5 41,655 524 407 42,532 50,149 10,021 9,687
St. Joseph ............. 17,587 15,965 568 632 31,9553 32,322 5,027 6,428
St. Louis NSY .......... 14,615 13,686 1,720 2,017 75,216 59,887 1,605 2,641
Sioux City ............. 27,929 28,063 494 454 40,103 41,650 6,065 5,566
S. St. Paul ............ 19,225 21,235 5,_517 5,_726 42,J_ _49,193 5_869 2830_
Total .................. 219,807 215,095 15,649 14,458 346,313 349,478 97,671 89,985


April 30, 1960.... 210,137 14,674 358,854
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
May 7, 1960 Apr. 50, 1960 May 9, 1959
Hogs ..... 335,000 326,000 340,000
Sheep .... 21,300 27,400 20,900
- -------------------------------------- ----- --------------


97,751


RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


Market :

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

Total .........


MONTH OF APRIL

-------- -j------------^-------
-aTa;i? Total aIaEl
1565 7 19 9 : 16( -: 19-9 9 : T9O 1


143,247
13,907
40,281
26,666
26,655
84,004
28,440
135,498
65,128
59,467
104,111
85,115


167,317


152,709


12,322 17,046
49,360 86,536
25,805 39,471
27,540 26,678
82,854 107,062
32,233 32,068
172,840 142,039
67,178 66,799
60,497 62,307
131,648 107,045
95,447 90,067


810,517 925,041


176,805
15,434
63,482
37,6735
27,950
146,668
35,660
178,685
67,822
65,422
140,478
99,922


929,825 1,056,001


2,991
1,490
5,669
2,477
5,221
4,0355
2,069
2,577
6,842
1,550
24,680


alv" e~s-----" "-------
: Total
19-9 -:- 9- -:- --5


1,418
2,974
3,405
6,401-
2,504
3,313
1,900
2,664
1,518
8,655
1,810
26,558


984 1,424
2,999 35,115
4,958 8,441
7,894 .8,890
2,545 2,304
10,008 8,750
4,140 1,918
2,400 5,322
2,737 1,805
7,225 10,063
2,214 2,203
26,005 28,487


60,583 62,900 74,089 80,722


Sheep and Lambs


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


145,168 204,327 149,5307
50,716 53,577 61,008
22,877 14,266 55,493
15,963 14,739 37,783
144,408 164,563 144,561
69,112 72,627 81,164
17,941 16,691 36,015
174,927 197,549 265,546
112,092 126,770 153,354
265,401 280,272 270,064
165,282 172,089 181,377
187,126 232,526 226,761

367,015 1,549,796 1,660,233 1,


248,868
60,797
46,247
44,523
164,854
77,516
45,326
288,831
137,966
292,725
197,275
260,410

,865,138


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN

April 1960 ...... 1,420,000
April 1959 ...... 1,387,000


19,506
2,206
88,294
93,604
5,888
25,071
10,349
51,211
19,234
9,454
21,979
27,614

372,210

MINNESOTA

105,100
99,700


Hogs


31,201
2,010
113,186
81,713
4,181
41,567
14,331
65,484
26,701
14,660
23,918
18,721

435,675


25,976
2,445
138,182
130,240
3,888
85,440
10,549
67,540
38,520
25,596
27,752
40,842

594,768


37,536
2,619
150,2553
115,509
5,262
.05,503
14,331
92,594
61,854
26,265
33,882
35,630

679,218


Total ......... 1,








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIhST ANDSL3

Number of head : Percent of total
: Number of head bygae
by grades
3 rare. -- ----- --- -- --- -
Week
: s :May 5 Ma~7 ~ May ~ 5 ~May ~7 ~
- -------- 1999 __ i391O_ __ 99_
CHICAGO


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

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


Chice........
Gi -oo........ .
S-indard... ...
Utility........
All grades.....

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


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


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


1,428
18,612
8,572
707
12
371
29,702

' 63" "
8,684
10,700
979
274
20,700


5,4553
6,505
688
155
12,622


3,315
2,979
586

161
7,041


940
15,352
11,439
1,207

248
29,186

S20
7,706
13,457
1,427
1035


4.8
62.7
28.9
2.4
.0
1.2


3.2
52.6
39.2
4.1

.9


OMAHA
.5 .1
42.0 33.9
51.7 59.2
4.7 6.53
1.3 .5


22,713
S_ SIOUX CITY
3 .1 .0
6,856 43.2 57.3
4,502 50.0 57.6
532 5.5 4.4
82 1.2 .7
11,975

50 -1.1
1,901 47.1 40.3
2,244 42.3 47.6
480 8.5 10.2

40 2.5 .8
4,715


FOR SLAUGHTER 1


SAverage weight
(pounds)
ended
~ May 5 : May? 7
: 9 1960 : 195-9


1,276
1,192
1,077
1,039
1,500
1,054
1,158

1,260
1,177
1,095
1,091
997
1,128

1 ~,348"
1,193
1,101
1,090
957
1,159


1,114
1,C99
1,042

1,058
1,100


SAverage price in
:dollars per 100 lb.


1,252
1,212
1,104
1,029

926
1,161

1,269
1,186
1,103
1,078
959
1,129

1,065
1,176
1,113
1,086
984
1,147

1,183
1,146
1,088
1,076

1,054
1,111


" May s5


30.86
27.60
25.61
21. C
20.00
19.34
27.01

29.41T
26.60
24.79
20.65
18.73
25.34

29.93
26.78
25.24
20.56
18.54
25.653


26.94
25.42
22.05

18.88
25.74


_7- ST. -LOUIS NSY
-f-- ---------


262
4,112
1,109

473
5,956


956
3,083
1,028

224
5,271


4.4
69.0
18.6

8.0


17.8
58.5
19.5

4.2


1,144
1,021
1,006

960
1,019


S. ST.~JrsEPT -


4,066
4,494
556
1053
9,219


2,999 44.1 36.4 1,132
4,551 48.8 55.5 1,064
640 6.0 7.8 1,042
41 1.1 .5 986
8,231 1,091
--- DEINVER- -


1,112
1,046
983

981
1,0453



1,141
1,096
1,071
904
1,110


27.29
25.07
22.55

19.81
24.32


26.74
24.84
20.55
18.53
25.40


29.42
27.81
26.00

23.95
27.62


28.89
27.15
24.49
22.47
27.58


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


2,675 3,210 62.6 66.8 1,174 1,181 26.66
1,403 1,486 32.9 31.0 1,156 1,132 24.96
142 107 3.5 2.2 1,081 1,094 20.18
51 -- 1.2 -- 883 17.50
4,271 4,803 1,155 1,164 25.82
by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


354


28.60
27.26
22.90

28.08


M May 7
-. i9S9_ -

32.50
29.78
28.01
25.83

23.79
29.03

31.50
28.77
27.28
24.46
22.82
27.63

52.99
28.56
27.07
24.44
23.16
27.81

31.00
29.05
27.55
24.04
-->
22.18
27.82








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR'SLAUGHTER l/
.. s ^ Percent of total Average weight Average price in


* Number of head


Grade


: Apr. : p. :
: 6Q _: 1959 :


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

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

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

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


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


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


by grades


* (pounds)


Month
Apr. : Apr. : Apr.
1960 : 1959 :_ 1960_
CHICAGO


3.8
47.0
42.5
5.7

1.0


OMAHA
.4 .3
32.9 37.4
58.0 54.9
5.3 6.53
5.4 1.1

SIOUX CITY


7,812
59,060
31,649
4,451
18
1,378
104,5348

250
19,941
35,208
3,223
2,052
60,674

342E
15,708
25,559
2,441
514
42,5364

16
9,211
9,384
5,255

576
22,242


4,275
52,775
47,760
6,358
10
1,079
112,255
- -mo -^
245
28,710
42,172
4,888
820
76,855

208-
22,528
28,464
2,124
522
535,846

21
8,784
11,063
2,247

544
22,659


, .4
41.8
52.9
3.9
1.0


.1i
38.7
48.8
10.0


1,245
1,186
1,085
1,001
1,493
1,041
-1,150

1,224
1,181
1,091
1,063
1,022
1 118


1,505
1,176
1,102
1,065
1,026
1 128

1,120
1,151
1,075
1,045


1.7 2.4 1,027
1,093
ST. LOUIS NSY


18.53
56.2
20.1

5.4


-
1,162
1,032
969

945
1,016


: Apr.
:_ 1959_


7.5
56.6
50.3
4.2
.1
1.3


1,114
1,057
1,008

945
1,051


:dollars per 100 lb.


1,243
1,199
1,105
1,014
1,631
1,058
1,149

1,216
1,181
1,101
1,076
977
1,129

1,287
1,187
1,121
1,079
1,060
1,147

1,227
1,148
1,087
1,051

1,008
1,105


27.72
25.67
22.86

20.24
24.75


Apr.


50.83
27.76
25.69
22.48
21.43
20.03
27.13

29.14
27.20
25.533
21.69
19.79
25.64

29.88
27.22
25.56
21.70
19.25
25.97

28.534
27.17
25.61
22.44

19.29
25.74


29.03
27.51
25.68

23.57
27.26


- -SSrTJ-rJrP!?


32
57
9


.1 1,100
.7 1,143
.3 1,070
*0 1,064
.9 984
1,099


1,136
1,148
1,086
1,064
973
1,105


52.72
27.29
25.32
21.28
19.02
25.86


- ---- -


Prime99eeeee... -- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 9,319 9,710 67.9 54.2 1,182 1,174 26.62
Good........... 5,779 7,774 27.6 45.4 1,090 1,125 25.06
Standard....... 508 403 5.7 2.2 1,040 1,117 20.45
Utility........ 115 56 .8 .2 886 1,123 18.21
All grades..... 15,721 17,923 1,149 1,152 25.95
1/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


34.16
28.74
26.84
24.11
22.45
27.22



28.52
27.29
25.21
21.50
27.87


Apr.
- 1959_ _

34.62
30.33
28.11
25.86
25.25
25.90
29.52

52.71
28.86
27.12
24.531
22.62
27.60

351.64
28.77
27.20
24.35
23.15
27.75

32.25
29.04
27.49
24.72

22.87
27.76


.8
37.1
55.1
5.8
1.2


863
15,290
4,639

2,225
25,017


21
12,131
14,759
2,006
281
29,198


.1
41.4
42.2
14.6


-
35,890
11,911
4,261

1,144
21,206


26
11,060
19,541
35,026
519
55,772


3.7
66.4
20.2

9.7


.1
41.5
50.5
6.9
1.0






356S


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLASTr.. AT SEVEN ClAET3 COiIBTFiD 1/


: : Percent of :


: !Jumb.'-r of head :


Grade


: Apr.
: 1960


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


Apr.
_1959


. 8,441 4,775
. 126,233 137,455
. 133,428 168,485
. 20,503 23,507
. 18 10
. 6,941 4,464
. 295,564 338,496


total


Average weight
( -''vi- oun s


by grades :
~ ~ ~ T nTh

Apr. : Apr. : Apr.
1960 : 1959 : 1960
2.9 1.4 1,247
42.7 40.6 1,176
45.1 49.8 1,081
6.9 6.9 1,025
-- -- 1,493
2.4 1.5 998
1,120


dLs)J ]


: Average price
: in dollars
: per 100 lb.


: Apr.
: 1959
1,243
1,182
1,101
1,0453
1,631
997
1,130


Apr. :
1960 :
50.74
27.43
25.51
22.16
21.43
19.85
26.20


Apr.
1959
34.38
29.40
27.44
24.96
25.25
23.24
28.17


HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MAJ.uTS COMBINED /
APercent of : A : Average price


: Number of head :


total


: by grades :


ge Vg w gLEA
(pounds)


: in dollars
: per 100 lb.


Grade


: Apr. : Apr. : Apr.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960


Prime .
Choice .
Good .


Standard .
Commercial .
Utility .
All grades .


. 482
. 38,188
. 50,569


8,894

1,467
99,600


781
55,937
60,206
8,956

1,556
127,416


SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT 5 LCFLEII :-*J.i.i3 1

STEERS


Number of head


Market


Average weight
(pounds)


Average price
in dollars per 100 lb.


: Month


: Apr.
: 1960


Cincinnati. .
Indianapolis.
Fort Worth. .
Oklahoma City
Sioux Falls .



Cincinnati. .
Indianapolis.


Fort Worth. .
Oklahoma City .
Sioux Falls .


4,062
11,595
2,888
2,105
9,192


Apr.
1959


: Apr.
: 1960


3,672 1,036
13,541 1,062
2,860 919
2,567 1,040
12,917 1,129


Apr.
1959

1,014
999
908
1,059
1,154


Apr. : Apr.
1960 : 1959

25.25 27.01
25.32 27.38
24.60 27.35
25.32 27.13
25.22 27.47


HEIFERS


. 2,957
* 2,131
. 2,209
* 1,833
. .* 5,060


2,850
2,278
1,756
1,916
6,494


754
847
657
817
938


733
799
659
790
967


24.34
24.69
24.43
24.85
24.39


26.34
26.54
27.51
26.83
26.11


1/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Division, A.M.S.


Apr.
1959
.6
43.9
47.53
7.0

1.2


0.5
38.3
50.8
8.9


1.5


Month
Apr.
1960

1,036
960
892
853

888
915


Apr.
1959
1,052
959
899
868

908
924


: Apr.
: 1960

28.45
26.62
24.62
21.47

18.66
25.10


: Apr.
: 1959
30.25
28.10
26.42
24.19

22.22
27.02


. .
. .
. .
. .
. .


* *
* *







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


-- o- -o--------------y---- ^ ed^
I Week ended
: May5 : A~pr.28 May 7
S. --- 1: 1960 1960 1 1959
Steers 1001# up ............ 869 936 94]
901-1000 ............ 1,872 2,543 2,61(
801-900 ............. 3,744 2,785 3,45
701-800 ............. 4,545 5,054 4,45
501-700 ............ 14,214 12,555 11,05


Total steers 10 markets ......
Av. wts. 6 *.*.*.
Av. cost* "
" Chicago ....
n n Kansas City ..
n Omaha .....
if 0 S. St. Paul ..
Sioux City ......
Denver ..........
i* Ft. Worth ...
Oklahoma City ...
S S. St. Joseph ..
St. Louis NS ..
Total calves 10 markets ....
S heifers ....
cows s e es


25,244
705#
$25.02
24.60
25.82
25.13
23.39
26.18
24.76
22.47
23.78
25.37
24.46
6,515
3,876
391


25,873
717#
$25.02
23.12
25.16
25.40
23.74
26.56
24.34
23.46
23.77
24.80
24.33
11,274
4,727
511


Month Four months
Apr. I Apr. Jan.- Apr.
1960 : 1959 1 19?O_ : a5


L
)
1:

5


22,512
728j/
$28.61
28.49
28.47
29.88
26.34
29.52
27.58
26.51
27.49
28.84
27.35
5,602
5,517
376


3,1
8,4
11,8
17,6
50,9


04 4,632
85 11,944
11 16,270
54 22,548
37 57,595


91,991
708,/
$25.30
24.40
25.46
25.48
23.83
26.38
25.74
24.18
24.13
25.05
24.45
33,808
15,838
1,657


112,989
721#f
$28.48
28.21
28.63
29.57
26.10
29.89
28.01
27.59
26.87
27.86
27.29
30,904
22,880
2,736


11,568
35,805
54,060
67,561
160 .519_

329,513
724,7
$24.50
24.14
24.51
24.52
23.23
25.71
25.05
25.82
23.41
24.20
23.66
148,122
50,435
10,689


20,815
42,385
59,176
72,598
177,584

372,558
771-
$27.63
26.75
27.51
28.33
25.28
22.45
28.25
27.45
26.54
27.07
26.27
146,612
69,125
13,089


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

W e e Kansas S. St. *Siou S. St.'Indian-' Ft. Okla. ,i San
Chi : Omaha: :Loi S Ft San
Week ended :Chicago r:Denver: Wichita:
City Joseph* NSY *City : Paul :apolis :nrWorth* City *Antonio

Stockers and feeders


May 6,1960
Apr.29,1960
May 8,1959


1
2
3


May 6,1960 6
Apr.29,1960 6
May 8,1959 7


41 17
49 21
40 15


17
17
18


7 25 8
6 28 5
9 36 5
Slaughter cows


7 8 7 8 6
8 10 6 10 6
9 7 4 8 5


25
25
50


8 12
8 12
4 17


10 15
10 15
8 10


70 68 49
70 70 53
60 70 49


15 10
15 9
25 9


14 18
19 20
20 25


Cattle and calves Inventories, marketing, and placements,
Arizona and California, 1960


Item t Arizona : California

: 1,000 1,000
: head head

Cattle and calves on feed April 1 . 207 496

Cattle and calves placed on feed during April 34 144

Fed cattle marketed during April .. .: 44 108

Cattle and calves on feed May 1 . .: 197 532

Released by the Crop Reporting Board, May 9, 1960.


45
45
40


memm


- -m -








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


--- ------- -C- -te- -c
City or Area : May 7 : May 9
1 1960 : 1959


Boston, New York City Area...
Baltimore, Philadelphia......
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls...
Chicago Area.................
St. Paul-Wise. Areas.........
St. Louis Area...............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area...
Omaha Area...................
Kansas City.................
Iowa So. Minnesota.........
Lou'1.Evan'1.Nash'l.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...


12,523 12,261
9,160 7,431
19,701 17,605
18,737 21,773
31,091 28,427
11,327 10,250
21,895 19,458
36,339 36,088
13,868 11,216
30,438 31,347
6,313 6,576
7,872 6,057
20,447 17,902
11,092 9,687
21,264 19,505
24,958 21,057
7,327 6,608


: Calves
SMay 7 : May 9
: 1960 : 1959


9,862
2,238
4,229
5,238
17,165
1,224

167

7,980
3,415
3,212
1,287
4,725
259
1,826
238


9,69
89
4,88
4,64
18,20
1,93

22

6,66
4,36
2,41
94
4,8E
2(
2,08
19


* Hogs
~ May 7 5
: 1960 _:_
7 49,607
4 24,894
8 142,221
8 35,106
0 111,079
2 100,838
95,944
0 82,990
42,012
7 268,546
0 70,577
2 55,813
7 47,859
8 20,687
7 17,838
5 28,210
9 14,814


S__heep and lambs
May 9 : May 7 : May 9
1919_ _*._ 1960 199_ _


46,991
31,107
112,018
49,901
104,612
85,266
86,247
75,261
32,215
254,687
57,,771
23,816
44,291
17,848
14,673
26,906
15,633


Total...................... 304,3352 285,028 63,065 62,504 1,186,835 1,077,243


Accumulation to date......5,254,905


1,231,902
4,821,158 1,221,395


22,057,893
21,269,722


38,574
5,086
12,684
6,267
10,168
4,355
12,778
13,851

28,5853


9,911
39,427
24,927
56,711
5,662

246,982
4,298,290


37,782
2,887
14,904
3,225
8,856
4,566
12,534
15,660

25,365


9,588
28,025
26,546
26,784
4,732

221,252

4,251,101


Week ended


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

- T r : Lambor -
Beef Veal Total
:(excl. lard) : and mutton i mt
1 r- u T- r- T 1--- I : : N-N- meat- *
1ber : : ber 1: ber rod: ber : Plod. o.I
1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. mil.1b.


May 7,
Apr.30,
Apr.23,
May 9,


1960
1960
1960
1959


. ..... ....


Percentage change from:
Apr. 30, 1960 ............
May 9, 1959 ..............


370 222.4
350 207.2
337 -
341 205.7


6 7
9 8


10.9 1,360 187.5
10.9 1,325 183.5
-- 1,341 -
10.6 1,240 172.6


275 13.2 434.0 --
255 12.5 414.1 -
244 43.6
252 12.0 400.9 42.7


t Average weight =1b.T s Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves I Hogs s heep : yield
: : and lambs : per
: Lrv e :Dressed d:~Lve:Dressea : Elve:esDresse3d : L3ve resse : 100 lb.


1960 ..............
1960 ..............
1960 ............
1959 ..............


1045
1030
1040
1045


601
592
598
603


119
119
116
120


98
99
100
98


14.0


1/ Actual slaughter. / Excludes lard.


STotal
lard
prod.

mil.lb.


May
Apr.
Apr.
May












Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good*
Standard -


700-900#
600-800
All vts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds

Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland

.May M May M May May ay May M ay May
7 9 7 9 .7 9 7 9 7 9
1960 1959 ; 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959
---Slaughter ca-e- calves- --and vealers------
Slaughter cattle., calves and vealers


30.50
31.12
28.00
28.08
24.75
21.62


26.82

21.25


17.88
16.92
15.90)
14.42)


32.98
33.60
30.45
30.70
27.45
25.52



27.00
25.00


21.02
19.35
17.35


27.32
27.30
24.80
21.75


26.88
24.30
20.85


19.00
16.80
15.28)
13.50)


29.42
29.42
27.15
24.50


28.88
26.38
23.88


20.88
19.50
17.25


29.62
29.62
27.28
27.25
24.12
20.62


26.85
23.62
20.12


18.00
16.62
15.25)
14.25)


32.60
32.60
29.90
29.90
26.85
24.62


28.58
26.22
24.00


21.00
19.30
17.05


20.30 24.75 18.45 22.00 18.50 23.02
20.00 23.55 18.60 21.25 18.25 22.10


31.50
29.00
23.50


335.60
29.30


25.50
23.00
20.75


27.00
24.50
21.50


30.00
27.50
25.25


34.00
32.00
28.50


26.00
23.75
21.00


26.40
26.80
23.42
20.00


25.88
22.88
19.25


18.50
17.00
15.38)
14.25)


28.48
28.51
25.75
22.88


28.15
25.65
22.25


21.00
19.75
17.50


27.62
27.25
25.62
23.12


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.50
17.50
14.75)
12.75)


29.50
29.38
28.00
26.38



26.88
25.38


21.25
19.25
16.00


22.50 21.00 25.00
20.00 23.00 22.34 24.00


29.00
26.50
24.00


52.00
29.50
26.00


32.00
30.00
27.50


28.50
26.50


35.00
52.00
28.00


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


32.75
29.62
27.00


29.00
25.65
21.75


32.00
29.75
26.50


28.30
25.02
21.25


32.50
28.52
25.58


Heifers -
Choice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 26.00 29.50 25.50 29.50 25.50 29.00 25.00 27.25
- 22.25 25.75 22.00 25.00 22.25 25.25 20.50 24.25


- 18.25 20.25 15.00 19.12



-- -- 30.20 55.50 30.50 35.75


- 26.70 32.00 26.75 52.58


-- 19.50 16.00 -



29.50 36.00 28.00 30.50


28.00 33.50 26.25 28.50


*Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
1* 700-900# "


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


28.75
25.75
22.75


26.90
24.55
21.25


50.75
28.50
24.38


26.50
24.00
20.25


28.75
27.00
24.00











SChicago


Classification


: Apr.*:
: 1960.


Ap
19


CATTLE: "'THiRLY AVERAGE PRICJ;
In dollars per 100 pounds
-: ------ : North
Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
-- -^ - -
r. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
59 1960. 1959 : 1960: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960: 1959


-- -:


Slaughter cattle calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


Heifers -
Choice*
Good*-*
Standard


30.50
51.09
28.08
28.24
25.22
22.33


700-900# 27.08
600-800 --
- All wts. 21.41


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -


Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium

Heifers -
Choice
Med. & G


17.79
17.16
16.23)
14.58)


33.58
34.58
31.01
Z1.24
27.82
25.53



26.77
24.56


21.06
19.97
18.18


27.753
27.66
25.31
21.92


27.00
24.66
21.24


18.52
16.68
15.36)
15.40)


29.71
29.71
27.51
24.71


28.70
26.58
253.82


21.12
19.61
17.41


29.91
29.85
27.88
27.83
24.71
21.50


27.23
24.02
20.52


17.96
16.62
15.07)
13.88)


33.11
33.153
29.98
29.98
26.68
24.09


28.16
25.63
23.14


20.72
19.25
17.09


26.48
26.55
25.64
20.26


25.88
22.82
19.16


18.84
17.38
15.56)
14.40)


28.40
28.47
25.90
22.68


27.74
25.24
21.75


21.00
19.72
17.51


27.65
27.17
25.65
23.12



25.03
22.44


18.00
16.81
14.12)
12.06)


29.00
28.78
27.82
26.32



26.83
25.35


21.08
19.40
16.40


21.92 24.96 18.81 21.90 18.78 22.71 -- 22.40 20.50 23.00
20.22 23.54 18.69 21.38 18.55 21.53 20.00 22.80 21.19 24.15


31.78
29.12
23.65


32.92
29.18


25.60
23.04
20.78


27.42
24.80
21.78


29.78
27.52
25.10


335.48
31.36
28.18


26.55
24.16
21.00


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.75
29.62
26.00


32.14
29.84
27.10


28.20
25.95


34.66
51.85
27.78


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
d. 500-750


28.95
26.00
22.75


32.54
29.553
26.72


29.06
25.69
21.75


31.95
29.60
26.59


28.88
25.38
21.58


52.30
27.97
24.75


27.94
25.18
21.68


-- 25.6b 29.10 25.50 29.17 25.62
-- -- 22,01 25.50 21.94 24.74 22.00


30.94
28.55
24.15


26.12
23.88
20.51


28.75
26.95
23.90


28.37 24.44 27.25
25.15 20.50 24.25


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


-- 18.25 20.25 14.66 19.11 -- 19.50 15.38 -



-- 30.01 35.60 30.65 55.79 30.75 36.80 28.00 31.90


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- 26.51


32.00 26.94 52.52 28.00


34.25 25.69 29.60


*Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
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362
HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
------------------------ ------- --- ------ ---------- -------- -------- ,---------------
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- NatI. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City :Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
iVERAiiGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows May 7,1960 15.82 15.85 15.63 15.71 15.60 15.69 15.70 16.06 15.76
and Apr.50,1960 15.95 15.84 15.67 15.74 15.51 15.78 15.55 16.09 15.77
gilts May 9,1959 16.30 16.50 15.76 15.68 15.63 15.65 15.59 16.75 15.95
May 7,1960 12.95 13.45 13.26 13.55 13.44 15.47 13.42 15.06 15.34
Sows Apr..30,1960 15.18 13.61 13.84 13.79 15.91 14.00 13.70 13.38 13.65
May 9,1959 13.05 13.44 12.73 12.75 12.64 13.20 12.93 12.99 12.96
AVERAGE WEGHT ---- Pounds-- -----
Barrows May 7,1960 240 223 2352 241 244 231 242 230 234
and Apr.30,1960 238 222 232 240 244 231 239 250 254
gilts May 9,1959 236 221 251 237 257 251 2536 228 252
May"7,19-60 "45 3.97"1 4-25-'' 425' U4' 7 ..' 6.403 4 4 -"
Sows Apr.30,1960 456 401 430 425 415 402 407 441 421
May 9 1959 450 420 431 415 421 393 593 446 414
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows May 7,1960 50407 66469 18909 36274 34794 29241 31234 26286 275614
and Apr.30,1960 50792 60448 16727 37717 38487 26047 33519 355094 276831
gifts May _9,1959 36182 55458 13845 41756 34721 28404 35201 26728 272295
Sows May 7,1960 2868 4579 1066 3825 5225 1601 3906 2903 25973
Apr.30,1960 3220 4659 1329 4250 4316 1843 4528 3612 27557
ay ?9,.1959 5144 4621 966 5724 4887 2390 7168 3134 54034
SOWS Percentage of total
May 7,1960 9 6 5 10 8 5 11 10 8
Apr.30,1960 9 7 7 10 10 7 11 10 9
May 9,1959 12 8 7 12 12 8 17 10 11
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
------------------------------------------- ros--------
Hog products I/ j Hog prices / or margin 3/
May 7, 1960 $18.43 $16.34 $2.09
Apr.30, 1960 18.28 16.32 1.96
May 9. 1959 18.55 16.88 1.47
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carrot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago,
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn. I Hog-corn
Week ended gilts No. 3. yell ow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
May 7, 1960 15.82 120.0 15.2
Apr.30, 1960 15.93 120.2 15.3
May 9, 1959 16.30 126.9 12.8

I/ Simple average price.


rage price.





363


HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
...---..-..-...-...- ............. ..-- ............................. ..... .. ...................... --
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
MONTH Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards I bined
.-.-..---.-.-....---------------------------------------------------------------------. .-...---
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 1960 16.11 16.02 15.93 15.91 15.79 15.93 15.74 16.31 15.96
and Mar. 1960 15.54 15.43 15.54 15.59 15.54 15.56 15.57 15.70 15.55
gilts Apr. 1959 16.28 16.25 15.94 15.95 15.89 16.00 15.76 16.49 16.09
Apr. 1960 13.66 14.02 14.18 14.18 1409 14.30 14.01 13.7 14.0066
Sows Mar. 1960 13.52 13.84 14.10 14.12 14.12 13.93 14.22 15.55 13.91
Apr. 1959 13.39 15.64 15.73 13.41 13.38 13.74 15.55 13.23 15.47
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Apr. 1960 257 220 250-" 240 242 230 238 228 232
and Mar. 1960 234 217 226 257 241 224 233 224 229
gilts Apr.1959.. 254 222 232 238 240 250 236 227 232
Apr. 1960 452 399 418 425 420 402 415 443 422
Sows Mar. 1960 450 393 422 426 451 593 418 437 422
Ap)r. 1959 430 416 420 417 415 401 404 444 418
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 1960 113704 232880 61444 144362 143443 99551 143651 122115 1061130
and Mar. 1960 112709 263246 67152 153052 154303 94212 179771 135333 1159778
gilts Apr. 1959 166191 260585 66782 164031 149741 112016 174941 142295 1236582
Apr. 1960 12701 19630 4441 18088 14120 7719 15664 14269 106652
Sow. Mar. 1960 12540 17972 3986 15934 10258 5607 13814 12956 92867
Ar. 195..9 19168 18729 3778 23028 14910 7713 23955 12855 1241..
APT! --- ------ ----- --------- --^^ -^-^--.--------------.-.--.-.------I
SOWS Percenta.e of total
Apr. 1960 10 8 7 11 9 7 10 10 9
Mar. 1960 10 6 6 9 7 6 7 9 8
Apr. 1959 10 7 5 12 9 6 12 8 9
I/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
,rross spread
MONTH Hog products I/ Hog prices 2/ or margin
Apr. 1960 $18.46 $16.48 $1.98
Mar. 1960 17.64 15.78 1.86
Apr. 1959 18........-.47 1..6. ........ ---- ...4 ........7
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
MONTH gilts 2/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per- Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Apr. 1960 16.11 1 120.3 13.4
Mar. 1960 15.54 1/ 114.9 13.5
Apr. 1959 16.28 2/ 128.3 12.7
-------Simple average. 2/ Weight-----------------ed aver--------age.
I/ Simple average. V, Weighted average.








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Good demand prevailed
for majority of fresh meats and broad clearances
were effected following several weeks of sub-
stantial carryover. Best outlet was on early
sessions at Philadelphia, however, at Washington,
the most active trade occurred toward the close.
At other markets supply and demand were fairly
well balanced throughout the week. Supplies
of all classes were normal. Veal receipts at
New York included around 10 cars Canadian car-
casses grading mostly Choice. Trading on beef
hindquarters, ribs and particularly loins was
fairly active but chucks were generally slow.
Demand for pork loins good, particularly at
the close, while outlet for other pork was mod-
erate. Lamb, veal, and calf movement was fair-
ly active, however, lamb chucks were slow in
instances at New York.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef steady to 500 higher, full advance at
Philadelphia and New York; cow beef steady to
50 lower; veal $1.00-2.00 higher at New York
and calf fully $2.00 higher. Veal sold steady
at Washington and 50f-$1.00 higher at Phila-
delphia, but steady to $2.00 lower at Baltimore.
Lamb prices were about steady, except at Phila-
delphia, spring lamb $1.00 higher but old crop
weak to $1,00 lower. Pork loins steady to
$4.00 higher, with the full upturn late in the
week at New York. Spareribs sold steady to
$1.00 lower; Boston butts mostly steady, in-
stances $1.00 lower; fresh skinned hams steady
to $2.00 lower.

CHICAGO Supplies were about normal in
the beef, lamb and fresh pork divisions, but
veal receipts were moderate. A very small per-
centage of beef was Prime, bulk grading Good
to average-Choice. The big end of lamb re-
ceipts were old crop carcasses weighing over
55#. Trading was slow on carcass beef at the
outset but turned moderately active towards the
close. Good demand has prevailed for steer car-
casses over 700# for the past several weeks,
and for the week in review all weights of
Choice carcasses sold at about the same price.
On initial sessions ribs and loins found best
outlet of the beef cuts, however all primal cuts
were in fair demand from mid-week on. Trading
on veal was moderately active. A two-way trend
on lamb with carcasses 55# and down steady to
$1.00 lower while 55-65# weights sold 504-$1.00
higher. Spring lamb sold mostly steady. Trad-
ing on lamb was moderately active except slow
for legs. Fresh pork trade fairly active, loins
scoring daily advances through Wednesday.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
beef steady; heifer beef steady to 500 lower;
cow beef steady to 500 lower; veal $1.00-4.00
higher; lamb 55# down steady to $1.00 lower,
55-65# 504-$1.00 higher; pork loins 8-16#


advanced $1.50-3.00; Boston butts 4-8# $1.00-
1.50 higher; spareribs 3# down 500-$1.00 lower.

PACIFIC COAST Supplies of fresh meats
were near normal and generally adequate for
moderate outlet. However, volume of fresh and
cured pork was liberal and clearance was in-
complete.
Prices compared with the previous week's
close: Steer and cow beef mostly steady, few
sales Good and Choice steer 500 lower at Los
Angeles while Choice steer sold 500 higher at
San Francisco; calf and veal mostly steady,
instances $2.00 higher on veal at San Francisco;
spring lamb mostly steady, few sales $1.00 high-
er at San Francisco; fresh and cured pork most-
ly steady; instances $2.00 higher on pork loins,
while Boston butts and spareribs closed $1.00
lower at Los Angeles.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughtering cen-
ters in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri,
South Dakota, Kansas and southwestern Illinois.
(Prices F.O.B. Plant basis.)
Demand was fairly good for steer, heifer
and cow beef, good on pork cuts and moderate for
lamb. Supplies were mostly normal on steer and
heifer beef along with pork, but below normal
on cow beef and lamb. Compared with the pre-
vious week's close, steer beef mostly steady,
instances 500 lower on 600-70Q0i carcasses; heif-
er beef steady to 50 lower; cow beef steady to
mostly 500 lower; pork cuts mostly $1.00-2.50
higher; old crop lamb steady to 50 lower.
Clearances were generally complete. Choice 600-
700# steer carcasses brought $42.75-45.50 sev-
eral carlots $44.00; Choice 700-800# $42.50-
45.00, moderate showing $43.25-45.75. Choice
500-700# heifer $42.00-45.25, some $45.50 in
the northern section. Utility cow beef brought
$30.00-31.50, scattered sales $31.00-32.00 at
the close. Choice and Prime 45-55# old crop
lamb sold from $41.75-45.00,mostly $42.50-
44.50. Pork loins brought $36.50-59.00, closed
$37.50-38.50; Boston butts $27.00-29.00; closed
mainly $27.50-28.50.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Trading was moderately active
on most meats with pork loins fairly active.
Good demand prevailed for steer carcasses weigh-
ing 700-900# and the price spread between weights
narrowed somewhat. Supplies of all classes were
about normal. Steer beef sold steady to 500
higher for the week at most points with sales
largely steady at Chicago; cow beef steady to 500
lower; lamb steady at Denver and New York, strong
to 50# higher at Philadelphia. However, at
Chicago lamb under 5S# closed steady to $1.00
lower while 55-65# carcasses were 504-$1.00 higher.
Pork loins sold strong to $3.00 higher.






WOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds


700-800
Good 500-600
600-700
Heifer beef -
Choice 500-600#
600-700
Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 3# down
Cured pork -
Hams, saik. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


SNew York


46.50
44.25
44.50


58.00
49.50
45.50


: May 9 :
l-J-
55.75
49.20
48.85
47.10
47.10


64.30
55.50
50.80


Chicago San Francisco
*


- -
May 7 :
1960 :
3- 2- -1

--
45.75
44.50
43.25
43.25


45.00
45.00
41.50

56.00
50.50
47.00


50. J'- 46.50 45.75
49.50* 44.80 45.75


43.65
34.20
41.00


45.95
35.90
45.00


40.12
29.38
38.75


- - -
May 9 : May 7 : May 9
1959 : 1960 : 1959


Classification -
SMay 7

Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# --
Choice 600-700 47.50


--
45.00
43.50
43.50
42.50

44.50
43.00
--


61.00 --
56.00 --
52.00 54.00

-- 45.25,-
45.50 45.25*


42.85
31.31
42.12


46.00
59.00
47.00


--
48.00
46.50
45.50
44.00


Los Angeles
--- -
SMiay 7 : :'a, 9
: 1.960 19,59_5 _


45. 00
43.50
43.00
41.50


--
47.81
46.62
46.50
45.00


44.75 --
43.50 --
42.50 --

-- ~--

56.00 -- --

46.00* 45.38*
45.00* 46.00- 45.58*


47.50
38.00
47.50


42.12
36.00
43.50


44.50
55.50
46.25


48.50 48.50 50.00 48.75 50.50 51.00 49.00 49.00


44.50


48.50 53.50 51.50 51.00 52.00


50.50 535.50


30.50 32.50 55.50 54.00 32.00 33.00 32.00 55.50
13.25 12.75 13.00 13.50 16.50 16.00 14.56 15.25


~nb -


BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED MAY 6,
Classification C Pricii :ld F B. :
-- -----------------------


Steer eer -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef
Choice

Good

Cow beef -
Utility


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


500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
All weights -


Canner and Cutter
Lamb Old Crop
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


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


43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
43.00-43.50
41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00
41.00-41.50

43.00-43.50
43.00-43.50
39.50-40.50
39.50-40.50

30.50-31.00
31.00-31.50


42.50-43.00
42.25-42.75
42.00-42.50

39.00-41.00
39.00-41.00

435.00
41.50-42.25
39.00
39.00


-- 39.50-41.00
-- 38.50-59.50


45.00-46.00
42.00-43.00
41.00-41.50


39.50-41.00
38.50-39.50


42.75-43.00
42.50-42.75
42.25-42.50

40.25-40.75
39.75-40.25

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
39.00-39.25
39.00-39.25

30.00-30.25
30.50


1960
- rcs-d 1lvd--t -
w'Iorl T h~ii 1 _a


45.50-46.00
45.25-45.75
45.00-45.50
43.00-43.50
42.50-43.50
42.50-43.00


45.50-46.00
45.00-45.50
44.50-45.00
42.50-43.50
42.00-43.50
42.00-43.00


44.00-45.00


33.00-355.50
33.00-53.50


-- 46.00-48.00
-- 44.00-45.50
-- 42.00-43.00
-- 46.00-48.00
41.75-42.25 44.00-45.50
39.75-40.25 42.00-45.00


8-19 59.00-39.50


--
47.06
46.38
44.62
44.62


57.50-38.50


39.00-40.00


: New York :


#






566


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading in the Boston wool market was
rather slow with prices weak on greasy
combing wools. Turnover of woolen wools
and noils was restricted with prices nomi-
nal. Activity increased in the domestic
primary areas with demand good in all
sections but prices were steady to weak.
Midweek cables from Brisbane, Australia
showed restricted competition and lower
prices early in the week but outlet was
fairly broad at midweek with eastern Europe
and Japan the major competitors. Eastern
Europe and Japan were also the principal
operators in Geelong where a good selection
of topmakers and spinners merino comeback
and coarse cross-bred wools were offered
at steady prices. At the Monday sale at
Invercargill, New Zealand, eastern Europe
and Japan dominated with prices on 50/56s
and finer wools strong, while medium and
coarse cross-bred wools were slightly
easier. At midweek 50/56s and finer wools
were firm with medium and coarse cross-breds
two pence lower but with a firmer tone at
the close of the sale. Prices at the South
African markets were firmnn under general
competition while trading was limited in
the South American markets and quotations
were nominal.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58a staple
and good Frenh combing fleece wools sold
from $1.06-1.10 while 50/548 staple fleeces
brought $1.02-1.06 clean. Bulk 58s fleece
lambs wool sold at 90 clean basis while
medium fleece lambs brought from 85-87#
clean. Country buyers were paying 48-524
in Ohio but mostly from 50-52 to the growers
while 47-50 was paid in Missouri and Iowa
for medium fleece wools.
Territory Wools At Rawlins, Wyoming
27-3/4T grease basis, f.o.b. was paid for
bulk fine and half-blood wools in original
bags with estimated clean costs ranging
from $1.10-1.15, delivered Boston.
Texas Wools In Texas greasy 8 months
wool brought around $1.05-1.08, while aver-
age 12 months sold from $1.10-1.12 and good
12 months ranged from $1.12-1.15 clean basis,
delivered.
Mohair A few sales of adult mohair
were in Texas at 96i to the warehouse.
Some large accumulations were held at $1.011
for adult and $1.311 for kid hair to the
warehouse with a few lots purchased at these
prices.
Foreign Wools Cabled quotations at
week's end follow with combing woola con-
verted to clean U. 8. oil-combed yields and
short wools to scouring yields, in bond.


Australian quotes a
close.
Australia
Oil-combed
61 $1.35
62 1.27
65 1.23
422 1.17
425 1.10
424 1.05
425 .97

South
Oil-combed
7 $1.25
12 1.21
17 1.17
47 1.18
48 1.17
52 1.16
53 1.15


re from the Geelong

New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.95
854 .92
100 .91
107 .88
114 .86
128 .84j


Africa
Scoured Yields
22 $1.11
27 1.06
28 1.05
52 1.00
55 .95
57 .95


Montevideo Super Skirted (Clean
basis)t 64s $1.06; 60/64s $1.04;
60s $1.00; 58/60s 980; 56/58s -
95 1; 50/56s 950; 50s 900.
Carpet Wools Trade in spot carpet
wools remained stagnant with a slightly
easier tone. New Zealand carpet fleeces
were priced at 81-853, second shear wools
and cotts at 87# and crutchings at 77-790
clean fibers present for shipment, while
Buenos Aires November second clips were
priced at 82-8534, March wools at 800 and
fleeces at 83-84# for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
58/6Us 2 3" stained $1.12
58s 1 -2" choice white
spring lambs 1.15


Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
56/58s 22-3" It. stain
56s 3-4" stained
56s 2-53" defective
Scoured Pulled Foreign


$1.07
1.06
1.04


N.Z. 56/58s 2-53" ch. white $1.18


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 5,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Associates of
the New York Cotton Exchange).
May wool tops $1.467
May wool 1.160
July wool tops 1.485
July wool 1.175





367
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, 1959

Red meat production in 1959 totaled 27.5 billion pounds, up 7 percent from 1958, according to
the Crop Reporting Board. Beef production in 1959 was 13.6 billion pounds up 2 percent from the
1958 production of 13.3 billion pounds. Veal production totaled 1.0 billion pounds -- 15 percent less
than in 1958. Lamb and mutton production totaled 738 million pounds 7 percent more than a year
earlier. Pork production totaled 12.1 billion pounds 15 percent more than the 10.5 billion pounds
produced in 1958. Beef accounted for 49 percent of the total red meat production in 1959, while pork
made up 44 percent. Veal accounted for about 4 percent and lamb and mutton 3 percent. Lard production
totaled 2.8 billion pounds in 1959 compared with 2.4 billion pounds in 1958.
The number of cattle slaughtered in 1959 was 3 percent below 1958. Cattle slaughtered under
Federal inspection was down 1 percent from a year earlier, other commercial slaughter declined 7 per-
cent, but farm slaughter increased 2 percent. Calf slaughter in 1959 was down 17 percent. Slaughter
of calves under Federal inspection was down 14 percent, while other commercial slaughter was down 23
percent, and farm slaughter was down 2 percent. The total number of sheep and lambs slaughtered in
1959 increased 7 percent from a year earlier. The number slaughtered under Federal inspection was up
9 percent, but other commercial slaughter decreased 3 percent, while farm slaughter increased 6 per-
cent from one year earlier. Total number of hogs slaughtered in 1959 was 14 percent more than in 1958.
Slaughter in federally inspected plants increased 16 percent, other commercial increased 12 percent,
and farm slaughter increased 7 percent.
Slaughter cattle averaged 26 pounds heavier, calves averaged 3 pounds heavier, and hogs averaged
1 pound heavier than in 1958. The average live weight of sheep and lambs was unchanged from 1958.
The number of livestock slaughtered under Federal inspection is obtained from the Meat Inspection
Division, Agricultural Research Service.

Livestock slaughter, United States, annual, 1958-59


Class of slaughter


1 9 5 8 1 9 5 9
Head verage.Total Avea Toal Average, Total dressed Total
:Head live live "e ,dressed. ead live : live eigh dressed
weight:weight wei ;weight : weight ;weight weight
- U.


CATTLE
Fed. inspected
Other commercial
Farm
Total
CALVES
Fed. inspected
Other commercial
Farm
Total
HOGS
Fed. inspected
Other commercial
Farm
Total
SHEEP AND LAMBS
Fed. inspected
Other commercial
Farm
Total


1,000
head

17,642.3
5,913.1
841.0
24,396.4

5,672.2
3,642.6
437.0
9,751.8

59,461.6
11,503.4
62374.0_
77,339.0


Million Million
Pounds pounds Pounds pounds


1,018
892
837
982

210
215
346
I218

238
221
244
236


12,396.6
1,767.4
333.0
14,497.0


17,968 575
5,274 487
704 427
23,946 547

1,193 118
784 120
151 197
2,128 122

14,149 137
2,543 131
1,558 143
18,250 136

1,222 48
170 46
29 41
1,421 47


1,000
head


Million Million
Pounds pounds Pounds pounds


10,106 17,458.5 1,045 18,238
2,877 5,472.0 917 5,018
359 855.0 844 722
13,342 23,785.5 1,008 23,978


667 4,875.3
436 2,807.9
86 428.0
1,189 8,111.2


8,110
1,508
910
10,528


68,707.5
12,874.4
6.849.0
88,430.9


592 13,465.7
82 1,714.2
14 354.0
688 15,533.9


601
507
439
572


10,462
2,771
375
13,608


208 1,013 119 575
225 630 126 354
356 152 203 87
221 1,795 125 1,016


239
222
243
237

99
96
88
98


16,453 137
2,857 132
1,662 143
20,972 137


1,333
163
31
1,527


48
46
41
48


9,432
1,699
979
12,110

645
79
14
738


UNITED STATES LARD PRODUCTION, 1958-59
1 9 5 8 1959
Class :Lard per 10io: Lard 2/ *Lard per 100# : Lard 2/
: live weight. : production : l!veweight -: production
Pounds Million pounds Pounds Million pounds
Fed. inspected 14.0 1,982 14.0 2,309
Other commercial 10.7 271 10.5 300
Farm 12.1 188 11.7 194
Total 13.4 2,441 13.4 2,803
I/ Excludes animals condemned under Federal inspection. 2/ Includes rendered pork fat.





568

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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Pos 3 1262 08735 7025
U. S. Depc.= ui oi Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSJJESS

Form AMS-5/10/60
Permit 1001.


University of Florids
Do,-aments, Librarian
11-4-59 The University Libraries
LS-CLS Galnesville, Fla.


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

S: : : : : North
Classification Chicago : maha : Kansas : Fort : Denver: Ogden Port-
S: : City : Worth : : land
-


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) All wts.


Prime


May 7,
May 9,


Choice May
May


Good


May
May


1960
1959

1960
1959
1960
1959


22.50*


24.12


21.38* 23.12
22.80* 22.355*

19.88* -
22.35- 21.50-k
- -


24.48
25.12

23.50
24.50

22.50
23.38


25.25 24.65


22.75
23.05
22.00
22.05


22.75


20.55* 22.00 22.44
24.55 22.60 23.50

19.68* 20.75 21.88
-- 22.22 22.50
------------


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Shorn) 105 lb. down


Prime


May 7, 1960
May 9, 1959


Choice May
May


Good


May
May


1960
1959

1960
1959


21.22 21.52


20.55 20.45
21.60 21.28
19.10 19.32
20.95 20.42


- 19.28


20.75 18.90
20.25 19.60

18.40
19.00 18.85


20.02
20.42


19.68


18.40 --
18.58 17.75

17.40 -
17.50 17.00


E'.1: (Shorn) All wts.


Good and
Choice


May
May


7, 1960
9, 1959


Cull and May 7,
Utility May 9,
FEEDER LAITBS All
Good and May 7,
Choice May 9,


5.45 -
6.38 6.50*
3.98 -
4.10 5.25*


-- 6.15
-- 7.75
5.78 4.65
5.12


-- 18.25 19.50
-- 19.00 19.62


- /ooTeo i .asis.


5.75*
7.15*
4.50*
5.85*


1960
1959
wts.
1960
1959


5.75
4.75
3.75
2.00


21.00
19.88


5.50
7.50
3.75
5.00


- 15.25


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