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LIVEST ews

MEAT T
MEAT WEEKLY SUMMARY

WOOL \,! AND STATISTICS

LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINSTON 28, D.C.
Vol. 28, No. 15 April 12, 1960
Week ended Api T Iy
/ Page
Livestock Market Reviews .f. 274
Livestock Market Receipts (14th monthly totals) 277
Steer Sale Statistics (with APnthly totals) 278
Heifer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) 280
Stocker and Feeder Statistics... 281
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts 281
Slaughter at Major Centers . 282
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production 282
Cattle Prices (with monthly averages) 285
Hog Prices . . 285
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals). 286
Sheep and Lamb Prices . 292
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews . 288
Wholesale Meat Prices. . 289
Wool Market Review. . . 290
Special to this issue
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected When Offered
for Importation, February 1960 . 291


Il-*IllAS







MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Receipts of slaughter steers at midwest
terminals continued to exceed a year ago while
marketing of other livestock were below a year
earlier. The dull pre-Easter dressed beef and
fresh pork loin market proved bearish in the
cattle and hog trade and outlet for lamb, which
is usually featured during this religious Holiday,
failed to fulfill expectations. Price trends
were uneven, but as a general rule fed steers and
heifers sold steady to 500 higher at eastern Corn
Belt terminals but steady to 500 lower in the
western part of the area. Hog prices were mostly
250 higher in the east but largely steady in the
west. Slaughter lambs sold unevenly steady to
$1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Overall re-
ceipts at the 12 markets were little changed
from the moderate volume of last week but were
7 percent below the corresponding week last year.
However, fed steers continued to make up a rather
large percentage of the cattle supply at most
points as the run of steers continued above last
year. Good to average-Choice steers predominated
in receipts at most centers aside from Chicago
where 10% of the steers graded Prime, 59% Choice
and 27% were Good. Price trends were generally
higher early in the week but at some terminals,
declines later in the period more than offset
the early upturns as outlet narrowed due to the
approaching Holiday and the fact that lamb, ham
and poultry are featured items around Easter.
At other centers, however, there was some advance
shown for the week despite generally slow trad-
ing. At Kansas City and eastern Corn Belt termi-
nals prices on fed steers and heifers were steady
to 500 higher except Prime steers weak to mostly
500 lower at Chicago due to the nearness of non-
slaughtering Jewish holidays. The general trend
in the western part of the area was steady to
500 lower with Choice offerings and the small
volume Prime largely steady at several markets.
Cows were strong to 50 higher, instances $1.00
up aside from the steady to 500 lower trend at
Omaha and St. Joseph. Bulls sold unevenly steady
to $1.00 lower. Vealer prices advanced $2.00 at
St. Louis National Stock Yards but declined $1.00
at So. St. Paul.
Choice slaughter steers realized $26.50-
28.50 at most markets and up to $29.50 at Chicago
where high-Choice and Prime steers brought $29.00-
52.50 and some Prime $32.75-33.50. High-Choice
and Prime elsewhere were rather scarce at $28.50-
29.50, package Prime $50.00 at So. St. Paul and
load Prime llu's high yielding steers from repu-
tation feeder $366.00 at St. Joseph. Mixed Good
and Choice brought 4025.75-26.75; Good $25.50-
26.50; Standard and low-Good mainly $20.00-
23.50. High-Choice and Prime heifers at Chicago
brought $28.00-29.00, 2 loads Prime $29.50


with most Choice $26.50-27.75 late, and
Good $23.00-25.50. At other midwest termnni-
nals most Choice heifers realized $25.75-
27.50, few high-Choice and Prime $27.50-
27.75; Good and low-Choice $22.50-25.75.
Utility and Commercial cows bulked at $15.50-
18.50, most Canners and Cutters $13.00-17.00.
Few Choice and Prime vealers at St. Louis
National Stock Yards and So. St. Paul $32.00-
5533.00, bulk Good and Choice $25.00-51.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Seasonally moderate receipts of stocker and
feeder cattle and calves at terminal markets
were little different in volume than the
previous week but were somewhat smaller than
the same week a year ago when marketing in-
cluded more cattle off wheatpastures than
was the case during the current period. A
fairly'large percentage of the overall supply
consisted of Good and Choice yearling stock-
ers but Choice calves were relatively scarce.
An increasing percent of cattle coming
out of feedlots were kinds weighing from 950-
1100# and carrying only a moderate amount of
finish. Consequently, a good many so-called
"two-way" type cattle were offered to feeder
buyers, otherwise feeder steers over 800#
were seasonally scarce. Apparently many
feeders feel the relationship between feeders
and Choice slaughter steers together with the
current price of abundant feeds is fairly
favorable to the profitable feeding of cattle.
However, the press of field work and in some
areas muddy and generally poor feedlot con-
ditions not only were factors influencing
marketing of some shortfeds, but also tended
to curtail demand. At the same time, demand
for stockers was slowed somewhat by the
rather cold, wet early spring which has re-
tarded early development of pastures as well
as created transportation problems in getting
purchases to farm or pasture. Thus, even
though there was a potentially broad demand
for both stockers and feeders, weather con-
ditions continued to be a restraining factor
and trading generally was only moderately ac-
tive at steady prices. At Kansas City 400-
700# stockers ruled weak to 50 lower.
Majority Good and Choice yearling stock
steers sold from $24.50-29.00, Choice 580#
$29.50 and few loads Choice 500-550# short
yearlings $30.00-31.75. Choice to Fancy
688# reached $31.00. Good and Choice 800-
1050# feeders bulked at $23.50-26.50, few
Choice fleshy 775-825# $26.75-27.00. Medium
to low-Good feeders brought $20.00-24.00.
Good and Choice yearling heifers ranged
$22.50-27.00 with weight an important price
determining factor.








Good and Choice stock steer calves brought
$26.00-32.85, same grades heifer calves $24.00-
28.60.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog producers in
much of the Corn Belt area again were faced
with generally unfavorable marketing conditions
during the week under review because of high
water and muddy roads. Under these situations
receipts at the 12 terminals were 8 percent
under the previous week and 17 percent fewer
than the corresponding week a year ago and
also were the smallest for any non-holiday week
since 1958. This a major factor in the week's
steady to higher price trend despite the bear-
ish influence of dull trading and substantial
declines on fresh pork loins. A moderate num-
ber of butchers weighing over 25-7' again were
included in the receipts but the bulk of con-
signments were mixed U. S. No. 1-3 weighing
2'..0-25U/. Sows made up 8 to 11 percent at the
various markets. Price fluctuations were rather
general throughout the area. At most centers
prices advanced at the outset of the week, de-
clined at midweek, and then recovered somewhat
on the closing session. Compared with the
previous week's close, prices barrows and gilts
were mostly 250 higher at Chicago and Indian-
apolis, 25-500 up at St. Louis National Stock
Yards, Kansas City and Sioux Falls, but mostly
steady elsewhere, instances 25 lower at Omaha
and St. Joseph. Sows closed mostly steady, a
few markets Z5-500 higher, while at Chicago
sales were steady to 25 lower and 25--50 off
at Omaha.
On closing rounds mixed U. S. No. 1-3, 190-
Z50,# barrows and gilts at western Corn Belt mar-
kets realized $15.50-16.00, large share 415.75-
16.00. Same weights and grades at eastern mar-
kets brought $16.00-16.50 and to $16.75 at
Indianapolis. Selected lots of No. 1, and No.
1-2 brought $16.00-17.00 but few above $16.50.
Mixed No. 1-6, 300-e506, sows sold largely at
$13.50-15.00.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts were around 3 percent larger
than the previous week and approximately 8
percent more than the corresponding week last
year. Road and lot conditions improved gradual-
ly throughout the area and day-to-day supplies
were fairly evenly distributed. A price advance
at the week' s beginning was erased Wednesday
and Thursday to make the week's trend on butchers
and sows mainly steady to weak.
At the close mixed U. S. No. 1-3 190-240,#
butchers sold at .15.05-15.85 with a limited
volume No. 1 and 2 selected lots at $15.90-
16.25. Mixed No. 1-5 sows 270-400 brought
$13.50-14.75; 400-550# $12.25-14.00.

SHEEP AND LAMBS The 12-market receipts
were 25 percent more than a week earlier but
16 percent less than a year ago. The increased
marketing at terminals combined with steady to


lower dressed lamb prices were bearish
factors influencing the trade. Slau ,ter
lamb price trends were unevenly stea,," to
$1.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly
steady. Feeder lambs were steady to .1.00
lower, most decline at Denver and S. St.
Paul.
On late rounds, Choice and Prii- 81-
125 wooled slaughter lambs sold froz
$21.25-22.50, sparingly to $23.50 at Chi-
cago. Most Choice 90-117 wooled larbs
closed from .$20.50-22.00; Good and Choice
419.50-21.50. Choice and Prime 91-1 ?,
shorn lambs No. 1 and fall shorn pel..,
E -.50-21.50, instances $22.00. Most
Choice 90-117,- shorn lambs 319.75-21.00;
Good and Choice $18.50-20.50. Choic- and
Prime 82-1-. spring slaughter lambs
i22.00-26.50, Prime to $24.50 at So. St.
Paul. Good and Choice spring lambs $21.50-
25.00 at Ft. Worth. Cull to Choice slaugh-
ter ewes earned $.5.00-8.50.
Good and Choice 70-95$r feeder lambs
sold from 19.00-21.00. Good and Choice
78-956, feeder and shearing lambs Z;..00-
21.5 at Onaha. Medium and Good feeders
$16.00-19.50.
In the Interior Iowa-Southern Minne-
sota area, wooled slaughter lambs were 25
to fully 50 lower for the week; shorn
lambs weak to 500 lower; slaughter ew s
steady. On Friday, Choice and Primo c -
105; .'ooled slaughter lambs delivered to
packinw plants sold from $21.50-22.00;
mostly Choice 90-105# ..50-21.50; Choice
105-3157 "19.50-21.00; Good and low-L- ..ice
90-11 J ,19.00-L .50. Choice and Prime
9%-0L i shorn No. 1 and fall shorn pelt
lambs brought Q21.00-21.25 with Prime fall
shorn lambs to $21.50; limited volume
Choice and Prime 90-100f shorn No. 2 and 6
pelt lambs ,2.00-21.00. Choice 90-1 .'1
shorn No. 1 and fall shorn pelt lamb
420.00-21.00; Choice No. 2 and 6 pelt lambs
,19.00-20.0U; Good and low-Choice with No.
1 and fall shorn pelts el9.00-20.00. Cull
to Choice slaughter ewes ranged from ';.00-
6.50.

RANGE AND FEI'D)T SALES
Note: Shrink on most range and feed-
lot sales none to 5 percent, mostly 4 per-
cent f.o.b. some with short haul and 5 per-
cent shrink. All sales for immediate de-
livery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND
UTAH Direct trade on slaughter cattle
slow, steady to 500 lower; stocker and
feeder cattle and calves active in Cali-
fornia, but slow elsewhere, steady to 25
higher; lambs unevenly weak to 75 lower.
Poor feed conditions in So. California
influenced increased lamb marketing.








Slaughter steers: In California, 17 loads
mostly Choice 950-1050d $27.70-28.00, 4 loads
at :b.00 for May delivery; over California and
Arizona, 242 loads Good to mostly Choice 850-
1225r, j.5.75-27.50, including loadlots at
$26.75-27.00 for up to June 15 delivery; 9 load
string Good 900-1000f at June through early
August delivery $25.00. Slaughter heifers: In
California, 5 loads Choice 725-850# $27.00;
over California and Arizona, 41 loads high-Good
to mostly Choice 775-1000 $25.50-26.50.
Stockers and feeders: For delivery vary-
ing from immediate to June: Good and Choice
650-530# stock steer calves and short yearlings
428.00-31.00; most Good and Choice yearling
steers $26.00-26.50, heifers $24.00-26.25.
Lambs: In California and Arizona, few
loads Choice and Prime 90-100# spring slaughter
lambs $22.00-23.00; other transactions involving
at least 30,000 head Choice and Prime spring
slaughter lambs mixed with Good and Choice
feeders bulked at $20.50-21.75. In Imperial
Valley, 7 loads mostly Choice 112-114# old-crop
slaughter lambs with fall shorn pelts $19.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle active, steers steady, heifers steady to
strong, instances 250 higher. In Colorado 171
loads Choice 1025-1300,1 fed steers $26.25-27.50;
29 loads high-Good to Choice 1175-1250# $25.00-
26.00, bulk $25.75-26.00; 168 loads Choice 790-
1095/ fed heifers $25.75-26.75, mostly $26.00-
26.75, 56 loads high-Good and Choice 900-1025#
$24.75-25.75.
Demand good for stocker and feeder cattle
and calves with prices fully steady. Western
Kansas: 4 loads Good and Choice 820-835, feeder
steers $24.25-25.65; 10 loads mostly Choice
515-625 $28.00-28.65; 23 loads Good and Choice
510-650# feeder heifers $24.90-26.00, liberal
share $25.50-26.00; 100 Good and Choice short
yearling 515/ steers $30.50; 200 Good and Choice
425# steer calves $31.00. Colorado: 9 loads
Good and Choice 500-710# feeder steers $26.75-
28.00; 3 loads Good and Choice 500-675,j feeder
heifers $25.00-26.50; 200 Good and Choice 420#
steer calves $61.00. Wyoming: Over 400 Good
and Choice 450# short yearling steers $140.00
per head.
Demand poor for fed lambs at steady to
weak prices. Choice and Prime 102-1124 wooled
slaughter lambs $21.50-22.00, 114-117# $21.00;
same grades 106-114i shorn lambs with No. 1
pelts 4..2U.00-21.00; 2 loads Good and Choice 86#
wooled feeder lambs $20.00.

NEW MEXICO, WLSl3 TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SAITHWESTERI KANSAS Clovis Area Direct trade
slow with prices about steady. Confirmed sales
only 62 loads fed steers and 1,850 stockers and
feeders. About 27 loads Good and low-Choice
925-1100,W fed steers $24.50-26.00, 5 loads most-
ly Choice 156'--1500/ $44.25; 1,400 Good and
Choice 500-6u'&., stock steers $25.00-27.50 through


May delivery; 450 Choice 700-725# fee
steers October delivery $24.00-24.50.
2 million pounds wool sold in past 10
bulk Medium to mostly fine ewes wool
57-5/8-55-3/8 and lambs wool 46-1/8-
per grease pound, f.o.b. warehouse.
Amarillo area Confirmed sales
loads fed steers and 12 loads fed hei
strong to 50 higher. Over 12,000 st
and feeders sold strong, instances $1
higher on Choice calves. Two loads b
Choice 1197# fed steers $27.00, 55 lo
high-Good to average-Choice 1050-1165
$25.25-26.75, 3 loads Standard and lo
Good 1176# $22.25; 12 loads Good and
825-1000# fed heifers $24.00-26.00.
and Choice stocker and feeder steers
28.50, few Medium and Good $23.80-25.
Good and Choice heifers $24.00-26.00;
grades stock calves $27.00-34.00 on a
and $25.00-30.00 on heifers; 750 Gooc
feeder steers to weigh 750# fall deli
$23.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON F
steers fully steady; heifers fully si
instances 50 higher; stocker and fee
steers and stock calves steady, heife
steady to 500 higher; slaughter lambi
to 75 lower. Mostly Choice 1000-12,
steers $26.00-27.50, Choice 850-960#
$25.00-25.50, 2 loads 825-850# in Was
$26.00; mixed Good and Choice 850-94.
$24.00-24.50.
Washington Good and Choice 60C
yearling stock steers $27.00 with 45(
heifers $26.00; Good and Choice 400-4
stock calves $28.00 on heifers, $30.(
steers. Oregon Good and Choice 80(
feeder steers $24.00 for July-Octobe]
and Choice 525# short yearling heifei
$25.00.
Slaughter lambs: Minidoka, Idal
pool of 607 Choice and Prime spring I
$21.90. Oregon 900 Choice and Prix
crop lambs with No. 1, 2 and 3 pelts
delivered Washington and 1,550 No. 2
pelt lambs $19.25 delivered Portland,

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WI
DAKOTAS Trading was slow on fed cal
stockers and feeders with prices stein
Good and Choice 430-510# stock calves
Montana and Wyoming, steers $27.50-2Z
heifers $25.50-27.00; 860 Good and 1I
Choice stock cows $187.00-225.00 per
in Montana. At Three Forks, Montana,
1,200 mostly Choice 500-660# stock sl
$27.50-50.10, around 700 480# heifer
after replacement selection averaged
For fall delivery in western Montana,
Good and Choice yearling steers $23.(
580 he fears $21.00 Price S on he
were steady. About 14,500 hadGood
Choice in Idaho and Montana $16.50-1'
for fall delivery.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S Cattle Calves Hogs- T Sheep and lamb Fa-
Market : Apr. 9 : Apr.11: Apr. 9 ~Apr. l1~: Apr. ~:~Apr. 11:Apr.9 ~:Ar L
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959
0 0m- 0m-m 7 2 -m - - --em e
Chicago ................ 32,816 35,641 204 355 32,040 43,278 4,948 6,677
Cincinnati ............. 3,309 2,537 723 692 11,923 11,681 494 408
Denver ................. 9,275 11,569 269 1,491 5,794 3,463 25,483 29,320
Fort Worth ............. 4,417 8,377 1,316 2,147 3,048 3,273 22,512 17,482
Indianapolis ........... 6,084 6,527 648 496 34,648 36,219 1,264 564
Kansas City ............ 21,755 18,885 1,463 626 10,195 15,804 5,634 12,624
Oklahoma City .......... 7,430 8,194 1,245 367 4,552 3,273 2,713 2,505
Omaha .................. 33,949 40,252 158 834 40,096 41,931 10,943 18,642
St. Joseph ............. 16,451 14,988 558 466 16,737 27,272 4,077 6,741
St. Louis NSY .......... 14,879 13,588 1,651 1,937 53,825 63,637 2,772 3,757
Sioux City ............. 24,232 29,253 250 482 28,601 33,954 3,626 4,612
S. St. Paul ............ 21,258 20,934 5,848 6,388 41,795 55,534 7,001 4,964
Total .................. 195,855 210,745 14,333 16,281 283,254 339,319 91,467 108,296
April 2, 1960 .......... 195,312 16,445 309,483 73,178


INTERIOR

Hogs ..
Sheep **
- - -


IOWA AND SOUTHERN
Apr. 9, 1960
346,000
25,300


MINNESOTA
Apr. 2, 1960
337,000
22,200


Apr. 11, 1959
321,000
24,800


RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


MONTH OF MARCH
------------------------ -a---------
: "Eaftle" t
Market SaLable" Thtal& ----
- :- 1 100 7 '919- -:- -6:- 1,1C I 11C
Chicago ....... 179,258 182,676 188,090 192,151
Cincinnati .... 15,484 13,299 19,097 15,784
Denver ........ 44,683 45,984 61,069 54,876
Fort Worth .... 25,860 25,378 34,440 53,428
Indianapolis .. 28,027 26,651 28,027 26,978
Kansas City ... 80,986 80,565 111,839 129,299
Oklahoma City 38,543 55,456 40,715 59,365
Omaha ......... 147,681 165,739 154,563 172,692
St. Joseph .... 67,026 64,807 70,669 66,755
St. Louis NSY 64,200 62,554 66,209 65,936
Sioux City .... 119,730 135,167 122,651 141,449
S. St. Paul ... 92,693 83275 -101,37 87,605


Total ......... 905,971


959,351 998,506 1,046,316


- S1Aable


-196o
971
3,095
3,851
8,177
2,396
5,675
5,651
1,813
2,4253
8,776
2,497
30,810
72,135


a- es -


1,430
2,971
1,343
6,691
1,729
3,457
2,247
3,511
2,708
7,736
2,491
628847 -
65,161


TOal -
-196]11i ~ 1959~
971 1,437
3,098 5,094
7,727 5,985
11,789 9,211
2,396 1,729
8,040 9,902
5,712 2,274
1,866 3,628
2,464 2,747
9,280 7,954
2,593 3,567
33,058 50L933


86,944


82,261


Sheep and Lambs


Chicago .* .
Cincinnati ....
Denver ........
Fort Worth ....
Indianapolis ..
Kansas City ...
Oklahoma City .
Omaha 9.99999
St. Joseph ....
St. Louis NSY .
Sioux City ....
S. St. Paul ...


144,052
57,713
24,255
13,726
157,438
74,152
19,426
179,933
105,156
298,214
154,077
229,022


181,660
54,977
11,684
12,451
170,166
65,650
17,920
178,961
108,029
272,972
164,572
239,586


151,269
72,7553
60,816
36,148
158,575
89,282
41,950
285,808
155,504
302,451
176,805
274,521


227,695
63,227
43,055
50,646
170,609
71,621
58,129
288,553
135,246
300,935
192,688
263,950


23,402
2,520
112,664
52,899
5,708
50,036
8,196
50,025
25,2553
14,457
33,798
42,155


39,025
5,555
117,140
81,756
7,700
41,391
14,096
73,486
22,228
20,043
54,554
32,845


-----------
28,070 43,247
2,543 3,679
149,719 161,049
85,497 105,650
5,708 8,874
71,456 85,112
8,196 14,096
65,657 86,145
44,575 55,577
19,700 28,451
41,154 59,386
65,808 53,030


Total ......... 1,457,144 1,478,608 1,805,882


1,844,132 399,111


487,579 587,88 682,274


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Hogs
March 1960 ...................... ly625,000
March 1959 ...................... 1,536,500


Hogs


Sheep
109,800
102,700








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS

: Number of head .o Percent of total
by grades


FOR SLAUGHTER I -


Average weight
(pounds)


SAverage price in
:dollars per 100 lb.


Prinu(, .....# 4
Choice ........
Good ...........
Stano:- d........
CommeniJ al .....
Util ........
All p :-cG.....

Prim. ........
Choice, .........
Good,. ........
Stancard.......
Utility........
All grades.....

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

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


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


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


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


: Week ended
:- pr~7 : : 9 : A57 T -:-Ar 7 -:-Apr. 7
: l-3n : 1959 1960 : 1959 : 1960
CHICAGO


2,404
14,742
6,748
847

203
24,944

49
4,998
10,758

584
17,190

61
4,667
6,822
591
172
12,313


2,343
2,591
801

107
5,842


155
3,869
1,039

440
5,503


21
2,729
4,216
548
81
7,595


1 A
1,954
1,1453
110
58
3,265


10,053
10,572
1,753
-) f
280
25, 743

46T
6,414
10. '0
977
144
17,661

24
4,557
7,359
453
146
12 539


1,971
2,424
741

102
5,238



981
2,558
660

226
4,225


11
2,520
4,542
649
67
7,589


1,667
2,132
121

3,920


9.6
59.1
27.1
3.4

.8


.3
29.1
62.6
4.6
3.4


4.6
42.3
44.5
7.4

1.2


OMAHA
.3
36.3
57.1
5.5
.8


SIOUX CITY
.5 .2
37.9 36.3
55.4 58.7
4.8 5.6
1.4 1.2


40.1
44.4
13.7

1.8


37.6
46.3
141ol

2.0


1,254
1,195
1,091
1,021

1,004
1,165

1,205
1,183
1, 9)
1,027
1,042
1,115

1f,249
1,171
1,100
1,064
1,066
1,125


1,137
1,104
1,037

1,064
1,107


: 1959

1,246
1,210
1,110
1,009

1,075
1,151

1,178
1,194
1,110
1,067
941
1,137

1,252
1,189
1,128
1,079
1,055
1,148


1,130
1,100
1,077

1,037
1,107


ST. LOUIS NSY


-
2.8
70.3
18.9

8.0


25.3
55.8
15.6

5.3


S. ST. J-sP-
.5 .1
35.9 30.6
55.5 59.8
7.2 8.6
1.1 .9

D1LJ l


59.8
35.0
3.4
1.8


42.5
54.4
3.1


1,125
1,058
975

922
1,019


-
1,110
1,041
1,065

950
1,056


1,100 1,170
1,130 1,160
1,059 1,095
1,023 1,039
999 939
1,081 1,109


-
1,189
1,095
1,168
873
1,150


1,204
1,123
1,093

1,156


2V Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


: 1960

31.02
27.9
25.76
22.65

20.76
27.53

28.83
27,27
25.42
21.58
19,47
25,65

29.85
27.27
25.63
22.36
19.09
26.07


26.97
25.48
23.22

19.74
25.70


-IAr7T 9-
: 1959

34.97
30.14
27.77
25.86

23.78
29.01

33.81
28.68
26.88
24.11
22.47
27.41

31.75
28.46
26.94
23.97
22.83
27.38


28.42
27.07
24.72

22.62
27.19



28.17
26.79
25.00

23.19
26.67


31.00
28.39
26.52
25.81
22.38
26.88


--
28.05
26.87
23.02

27.28


-
27.97
25.51
22.96

20.58
24.77


32.72
27.18
25.11
21.26
18.86
25.58


26.70
25.29
20.71
18.20
25.91


i -


I'T'-irip












Grade -




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.....


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR

Number of head : Percent of total :
Sby grades
- ----- ---- -- -- -- ---


Mar. : Mar.
1960 :_ 199_

11,089 6,612
67,824 59,398
45,585 49,154
5,634 9,590
27 48
971 1,486
129,130 126,288

554 329


24,972
45,150
3,645
1,081
75,402

S714 z
18,970
52,960
2,517
628


24,914
49,5553
2,989
866
78,651

366
17,882
51,228
2,100
908


55,589 52,484

39 22
12,277 5,6853
10,014 16,615
4,916 2,927

1,206 517
28,452 25,764


SLAUGHTER l/
Average weight
(pounds)


Month
: ar. :~ Mar. : Mar.


: 1960 _:_ 1959_
CHICAGO


52.5
33.8
4.4

.7


.8
33.1
59.9
4.8
1.4


5.2
47.0
58.9
7.6
.1
1.2

OMAHA
.4
51.7
65.0
5.8
1.1


SIOUX CITY
1.3 J
54.1 54.1
59.5 59.5
4.2 4.0
1.1 1.7

- ---NS 'CiM


.1
45.2
35.2
17.3

4.2


.1
22.0
64.5
11.4

2.0


ST. LOUIS NS


2,111
16,216
7,023

1,153
26,5053



12,123
19,109
2,042
86
33,560


16
4,172
14,460
4,620

781
24,049


20
8,014
20,704
2,044
228
51,010


8.0
61.2
26.5

4.53


36.53
57.5
6.1
.53


17.4
60.1
19.2
-.3
5.5


.1
25.8
66.8
6.6
.7


1,268
1,208
1,105
1,024
1,590
1,031
1,169

1,212
1,2053
1,100
1,067
1,0153
1,152

1,226
1,181
1,112
1,075
1,001
1,154

1,165
1,122
1,084
1,056

999
1,088
7'-


1,075
1,028
982

910
1,015



1,129
1,070
1,041
980
1,090


1,260
1,211
1,150
1,046
1,5435
1,0453
1,168

1,197'
1,205
1,124
1,100
1,042
1,148

1,264
1,1853
1,142
1,097
1,096
1,154

1,349
1,198
1,105
1,062

1,023
1,119


1,109
1,114
1,068
1,004

916
1,059


1,070
1,159
1,097
1,050
945
1,109


-----------
Average price in
:dollars per 100 lb.


-: Mar. : Mar.


195i9 _:- 1960_


31.06
28.08
25.91
22.72
21.56
19.65
27.40

28.46
26.94
25.14
20.72
18.87
25.52

29.59
27.09
25.51
21.35
19.28
25.90

28.60
26.29
24.82
22.60

18.68
24.87



27.16
25.44
22.81

19.87
24.69



26.753
24.953
20.96
18.74
25.36


_:_ 1960_ -_t


-- ---- ----


Prime..........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.......
Utility........


7,793
5,150
494
753


6,786 57.7
7,617 38.1
77 53.7
-- .5


46.9
52.6
.5


1,194
1,098
1,061
889


1,202
1,143
1,027


All grades..... 13,510 14,480 1 151 1,170
/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


26.38
25.11
20.10
17.52


27.43
26.59
21.75


25.67 26.87


*:_


1959_

32.51
29.11
27.15
25.27
24.26
22.95
28.22

30.356
27.65
26.07
25.54
21.85
26.47

2 9.9
27.65
26.12
25.90
22.19
26.55

31.00
27.92
26.46
24.58

22.18
26.51


29.50
27.75
26.21
24.50

22.25
26.07


31.00
27.50
25.99
253.51
21.79
26.22






280


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/


: Number of head


Grade
: Mar.
: 1960
Prime 12,596
Choice 146,070
Good 172,184
Standard 26,071
Commercial 27
Utility 5,198
All grades 361,946


: Percent of *
: total :


Average weight
( ds)-y^ e


: by grades : v^
------ ----- -nTh


: Mar.
: 1959 -
7,565
126,849
189,331
24,347
48
4,786
552,726


: Mar. : Mar.
: 1960 : 1959
3.4 2.1
40.4 36.0
47.6 53.6
7.2 6.9


1.4


1.4


: Mar.
: 1960
1,263
1,187
1,093
1,028
1,391
986
1,130


'".kJ I


: Average price
: in dollars
S_per 100 lb.


Mar.
1959
1,257
1,199
1,120
1,052
1,345
1,025
1,145


Mar. :
1960 :
30.85
27.40
25.59
22.11
21.56
19.21
26.16


Mar.
1959
32.10
28.34
26.41
24.49
24.26
22.35
27.09


flade


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


HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
- -- -- ----------------------^ .^ --^ -g g --
: : Percent of : :weight Average price
: Number of head : total : (pounds) : in dollars
- byrades : : per 100 lb.


Mar. :
1960 :
934
45,584
65,643
11,964

1,651
125,776


Mar.
1959
710
45,516
71,841
10,952

2,152
130,951


: Mar.
: 1960
.8
36.2
52.2
9.5


:Mar.
: 1959
.5
34.6
54.9
8.4


1.5 1.6


Month
Mar. :
1960 :
1,029
954
897
855

879
914


Mar.
1959
1,009
967
916
872

893
950


: Mar.
: 1960 -
28.25
26.47
24.42
21.39

18.43
24.88


: Mar.
: 1959
28.95
27.12
25.55
23.40

21.24
25.89


SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT 5 SPECIFIED MARKETS 1/

STEERS


Number ,of head


Markets


: 1Mar.
: 1960


Cincinnati. .
Indianapolis. .


Fort Worth. .
Oklahoma City
Sioux Falls .


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


4,455
12,749
2,476
5,724
9,561


3,075
2,657
1,794
1,792
7,542


Mar.
1959
4,450
13,966
2,869
5,033
8,857


: Average weight
t (pounds)


Month
: ~Mar.
: _1. .60 :
1,052
1,054
959
1,054
1,145


HEIFERS
3,207 760
2,500 843
1,419 650


1,528
5,669


817
957


i Average prices
. in dollars per 100 lb.


Mar.
1959 _
1,021
1,004
948
1,085
1,168


757
805
651
835
972


: Mar.
: 1960 -
25.18
25.56
24.15
24.27
25.11


: Mar.
1: 1959
25.91
26.49
25.95
25.77
26.56


24.355 25.82
24.70 25.86
24.62 26.64
24.40 25.67
25.93 24.83


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











STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
: Week ended : Month : Three months
: Apr. 7 : Mar.1 : Apr 9 : Mar, Mar. : Jan.- Mar.
: 10_ : 1960 2 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 s 1959
Steers 1001# up ............ 925 435 772 3,155 5,613 8,464 16,183
901-1000 ............ 2,029 1,993 5,404 10,979 10,498 27,320 50,441
801-900 ............. 3,506 2,726 5,498 14,886 15,457 42,249 42,906
701-800 ............. 3,666 5,616 4,974 15,160 19,712 49,907 50,050
501-700 ............. 10,979 8,715 13,499 40,885 55,726 109,582 119,989


Total steers
Av. wts. "
Av. cost* "
N N N
N It N
n n
11 n n1
Nl N N1

n n n

it n n

Bl n n
Total calves


10 market
U N
Chicago
Kansas C
Omaha ..
S. St. I
Sioux Ci
Denver .
Ft. Wort
Oklahoma
S. St. J
St. Loui
- 10 mar


N heifers "
" cows "


its ...... 20,905
...... 720#
...... $25.20
......... 25.04
3ity ..... 25.03
......... 25.05
Paul ..... 25.153
ity ...... 26.15
.......... 26.68
h ....... 24.96
SCity ... 24.37
Foseph ... 24.16
s NSY ... 24.49
kets .... 10,052
" .... 4,068
" .... 586


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

--k--- 4_W--- ---'---------------------- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
~ansas: S. __-St. :So_ _s :_ f Ft _a San
Week ended :Chicagoa nssumaha:S St :Louis:Sie.. 0 St. Indian:D Ft. Okla. San
City J :Joseph: NSY :City Paul apolis : *Worth City :WichitAntonio0

Stockers and feeders


Apr.
Apr.
Apr.


8, 1960
1, 1960
10, 1959


Apr. 8, 1960
Apr. 1, 1960
Apr. 10, 1959


5 49
5 58
2 45


6. 9
6 11
6 7


12 16
8 16
19 20


8 7
8 6
8 5


6 24 5 8
6 19 5 10
7 55 5 4
Slaughter cows


10 5 20
10 4 25
9 5 23


8
10
10


12 65
25 65
12 50


15
10
10


20
20
15


69 52 45
75 48 45
75 54 40


10 18 18
8 14 15
9 18 30


17,485
717#
$25.02
25.19
25.54
24.82
24.43
25.75
25.19
23.90
24.25
25.54
24.35
6,759
2,488
550


26,147
719#
$28.22
27.56
28.17
29.16
26.89
29.92
27.44
26.87
26.17
28.14
25.82
7,513
5,857
755


85,045
730#
$24.90
25.01
25.14
24.27
24.63
25.99
25.14
24.44
23.91
24.51
24.51
28,342
13,078
3,517


105,006
721#
$27.64
26.09
27.78
28.60
24.81
29.60
26.21
27.67
26.64
27.21
25.75
30,571
18,700
3,069


237,522
730#
$24.20
24.05
24.09
25.98
25.02
25.51
24.81
23.69
25.25
23.83
25.42
114,514
34,597
9,052


259,569
735#
$27.26
26.15
26.70
27.67
24.80
29.25
28.29
27.40
26.45
26.75
25.66
115,703
46,245
10,555






282
WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

- -Catt e ; __ g_ -_ S heep nd l ambs

City or Area : Apr. 9 : Apr.11 : Apr. 9 : Apr.11 : Apr. 9 : Apr.11 Apr. 9 Apr.11
S- -- 1960 1 95 : 1960 1959 -:- 1960 -- 1959 : 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'1.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...

Total.......................


12,299 10,458
8,356 7,292
16,846 16,376
15,652 19,752
27,465 26,342
10,517 10,166
18,552 18,036
30,577 31,437
11,987 10,248
28,227 28,490
5,675 5,895
6,652 5,290
18,614 15,919
9,054 9,275
19,873 18,305
24,012 17,949
7,190 6,079

271,328 257,509


Accumulation to date....... *4,118,431
3,706,215


10,909
2,076
3,316
6,110
21,667
1,215

103

9,670
3,952
2,363
1,258
3,050
268
1,734
236


9,935
765
4,778
6,410
22,644
1,688

180

8,881
4,133
1,790
893
4,216
294
2,074
210


47,520
23,367
1353,270
35,967
106,416
78,441
84,271
78,321
33,277
268,286
65,505
33,929
42,456
19,585
17,139
25,006
13,607


50,658 39,396
31,870 5,556
122,320 10,070
54,624 4,439
117,196 11,039
95,779 4,200
81,570 14,782
81,887 10,431
31,419 --
250,179 29,082
64,088 --
21,430 --
45,280 7,538
22,155 24,998
14,056 51,270
28,806 35,178
15,277 4,234


67,927 68,891 1,104,365 1,124,594 232,013


979,262


972,225


17,384,159


3,567,627


16,847,079


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Week ended


9, 1960..............
2, 1960.,...........o
26, 1960 ..........
11, 1959 ..........


Beef Veal -pr- : Lamb t
Ve. :(excl. lard) : and button :
~Nwn- T -V- -1"N'Nir --t-m : Nu 7 a T
: Prod : un- T Pod. 'Prod. Po.
Sber : P : ber : Prd: ber : :od* ber :Pod
1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.lb.
350 197.3 100 10.9 1,265 175.3 255 12.8
540 203.5 101 10.9 1,360 186.0 245 12.2
556 122 1,400 232 -
314 190.7 98 10.8 1,279 175.5 242 12.53


Total t Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.1b. mil.1b.
596.3 -
412.4 -


389.3


44.0
44.1


Percentage change from:
Apr. 2, 1960..............
Apr. 11, 1959..............


Week ended


I_ ~ Average weight "e b ;
Cattle Calves Hogs heep s
: vDesd: Lv : sa t : e : and lambs :
:Lrve :Dresedj : Tve:Dres~seK Tfie:Dressed -tLe 7 Dresse- -


9, 1960..............
2, 1960..............
26, 1960..............
11, 1959.............o


1040
1040
1055
1053


598
598
595
607


/ Actual slaughter. V Excludea lard.


37,502
2,756
13,486
4,3553
9,298
4,347
13,153
14,790

26,803


9,233
17,866
34,558
26,111
3,629

217,885


5,363,258


Apr.
Apr.
Mar.
Apr.


-3 -3
6 3


Apr.
Apr.
Mar.
Apr.


195
192
190
197


109
108
107
110


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.


241
238
238
239


139
157
157
137


105
105
105
106


14.4


--







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

Classification Apr. Apr Apr. Ap Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr Apr. Apr.
*9 11 9 11 r 9 : 11 9 : 11 9 : 11
1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959 1960; 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


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


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice 500-800#
Good 500-800
Medium 500-1000

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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


30.50
31.25
28.20
28.35
25.32
22.50


27.532

21.50


17.75
17.12
16.22)
14.45)


33.70
34.88
31.12
31.40
27.88
25.45



26.60
24.35


21.02
19.98
18.30


27.70
27.70
25.50
22.35


26.98
24.85
21.45


18.00
16.50
15.35)
13.25)


29.538
29.38
27.08
24.50


28.38
26.05
23.40


21.18
19.68
17.60


29.78
29.68
27.80
27.68
24.60
21.30


27.25
24.00
20.38


17.98
16.52
14.98)
13.60)


33.25
33.25
29.90
29.90
26.65
24.00


27.90
25.48
23.00


20.58
19.10
16.95


20.50 25.08 19.25 22.12 18.85 22.62
20.00 23.68 19.25 21.62 18.60 21.38


32.30
29.50
24.10


--
33.00
29.30


25.60
23.05
20.85


28.20
25.70
22.60


29.50
27.50
25.00


33.00
31.00
28.00


27.00
24.50
21.00


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32.30
29.50
26.50


26.52
26.52
23.65
20.25


26.02
22.78
19.00


18.88
17.25
15.25)
14.00)


28.14
28.14
25.88
22.55


27.25
24.88
21.45


20.70
19.55
17.10


27.62
27.12
25.75
235.12



25.00
22.25


18.00
16.50
14.00)
11.75)


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20.00 22.50 21.00


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.50
30.00
26.00


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28.41
28.38
27.31
25.91


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26.50
25.00


20.75
19.25
16.00



24.25



28.25
25.75


3355.88
31.25
26.88


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


29.00
26.25
22.75


32.50
29.50
26.50


29.00
25.75
21.75


31.75
29.25
26.00


28.75
25.12
21.25


32.02
27.72
24.65


27.75
25.00
21.50


50.75
28.50
24.00


25.75
23.50
20.50


28.75
27.00
24.00


- -- 25.55 28.75 25.00 28.85 25.50 28.75 23.50 27.25
- -- 21.80 25.25 21.75 24.50 22.00 25.25 20.50 24.25


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- -- 26.80 32.00 27.00 32.45


-- 19.50 15.25 --



31.00 37.00 28.00 51.50


28.00 54.62 25.50 29.50


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good**
Standard









CATTIE: MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds
:- -- ---- -- -North
, Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver : Portland
2 Po tl n
****


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 wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard


Vealers -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


All wts. -






500-800#
500-800
500-1000


: Mar. : Mar. : Mar. : Mar.
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


: Mar. : Mar.
: 1960 : 1959


: Mar. s Mar.
: 1960 : 1959


t Mar. : Mar.
: 1960 : 1959


- - - - -
Slaughter cattle calvesandealers
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


50.553
31.533
28.46
28.49
25.28
22.24


27.24

21.34


17.76
17.07
16.17)
14.50)


32.01
32.64
29.85
29.82
27.00
24.82


27.88
25.84
23.49


27.06
27.00
24.86
21.85


26.51
24.24
21.35


20.14 17.853
19.08 16.60
1.8 15.52)
17.68 13.72)


28.92
28.74
26.52
24.09


28.06
26,00
25.53


20.24
18.88

16.65


29.50
29.38
27.75
27.64
24.51
20.97


26.82
25.89
20.15


17.70
16.47
15.15)
14.04)


31.01
30,98
28.83
28.64
25.84
25.46


27.42
24.72
22.29


19.54
18.44

16.66


21.92 24.59 20.16 22.00 20.22 22.29
21.25 25.28 19.92 21.38 19.95 20.92


52.88
30.92
26.46



28.90
26.18
22.91


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


52.85
28.85


26.38
23.91
21.42


29.00
26.00
22.80


27.70
25.99
25.66


52.28
30.50
26.92


26.92
24.44
20.98


26.49
26.48
23.59
19.90


25.90
22.80
19.13


18.45
17.17
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14.48)


27.47
27.51
25.08
21.50


26.77
24.46
21.25


27.40
27.06
25.70
22.85


26,00
24.45
21.80


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17.26 12.26)


27.88
27.60
26.94
25.19



25.90
24.34


20.62
18.88

16.12


22.67 21.12 22.75
20.39 22.98 21.81 24.08


29.1b
26 .25
25.50


32.50
29.80
25.60


51.62
28.75
26.12


27.56
25.19


54.50
51.69
27.50


IFeeder and stocker cattle and calves


31.44
28.32
25.48


28,61
25.357
21.65


31.15
28.54
25.52


28.26
25.01
21.153


51.40
27.12
24.05


27.20
24.70
21.43


50.24
27.54
25.88


26.55
25.50
20.50


- 25.25 28.25 24.90 28.25 24.99 26.79 25.60
- -- 2160 24.88 21.70 24.20 21.90 24.00 20.50


- 17.64 19.50 15.14 18.81



- 50.44 34.31 30.40 55.12


- 27.15 31.50 27.00 52.56


16.66 18.85 15.31



50.70 55.81 28.00


28.18 32.75 25.50


28.75
26.75
25.75


27.25
24.25


51.62


29.12


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
- ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------,. -------------
Louis Kan- S. S. -
Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock : City : City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -------
----------------M11
AVERAGE COST Dollars per .100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 9,1960 16.15 16.15 16.18 15.96 15.84 16.03 15.81 16.25 16.04
and Apr. 2,1960 16.08 16.06 16.02 15.97 15.80 16.01 15.85 16.33 16.01
gilts Apr. 11,1959 16.50 16.26 15.95 16.06 15.96 16.12 15.75 16.42 16.11
Apr. 9,1960 13.89 14.25 14.53 14.54 14.57 14.55 14.35 13.87 14.24
Sows Apr. 2,1960 13.97 14.42 14.55 14.65 14.45 14.46 14.60 14.00 14.35
Apr. 11,1959 13.49 13.70 15.96 13.60 13.73 13.96 13.75 13.50 13.66
AVERAGE WEIGHT ------ ------ Pound---------------------
Barrows Apr. 9,1960 237 217 228 238 240 227 235 226 250
and Apr. 2,1960 256 216 229 239 245 226 256 225 250
gilts Apr. 11,1959 234 221 232 238 258 229 236 225 231
Apr. 9,1960 455 397 426 422 423 405 418 447 424
Sows Apr. 2,1960 457 596 433 421 424 377 424 442 422
Apr, 11l959 429 416 404 418 420 407 409 446 420
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 9,1960 25366 46787 8765 33149 25206 14863 32626 28828 215588
and Apr. 2,1960 24740 54927 16790 29241 24742 20552 39279 29146 239217
gilts Apr. 1141959 35547 58773 14561 34666 30175 24569 42595 31695 272179
Apr. 9,1960 3007 4658 901 4168 2198 1336 2905 3515 22688
Sow* Apr. 2,1960 3191 5075 1118 3331 2074 1155 3122 5179 22243
Apr. 11, 1959 4035 41539 782 4891 2751 1661 49351 2545 25715
SOWS Percentae of total
Apr. 9,1960 11 9 9 11 8 8 8 11 10
Apr. 2,1960 11 8 6 10 8 5 7 10 9
Ar 1i1959 10 7 5 12 8 6 10 7 9
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 I/ Hog prices V :r r r

Apr. 9, 1960 $18.16 $16.45 $1.75
Apr. 2, 1960 18.59 16.59 2.00
Apr. 11 .1959 18.356 ..........16.67... 1.69
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 arxnd 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn. Hog-corn
Week ended gIlts No. 3, yel ow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts

Apr. 9, 1960 16.15 119.2 15.5
Apr. 2, 1960 16.08 117.5 15.7
Apr. 11, 1959 16.30 128,7 12.7
1/ Simple average price.------------------------
I/ Simple average price.





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

Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
MONTH,, : Chia Natl. sas :rOaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
ONTH cago Stock City Cmaha city Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
AVERAGE cOST'' '" Dolars per 100 ounds
Barrows Mar. 1960 15.54 1d
43 15.54 15.59 15.54 15.56 15,57 15.70 15.55
and Feb. 1960 15.53 15.56 15.67 13.62 13.55 13.70 15.51 13.76 15.56
gits Mar ^. 19.59 16..12. 15.;96^ ^15_.95 15 ,81 15.75 2 5.94_ 1J5.51. 16..19 15 .89
Mar. 1960 15.52 13.84 14.10 14.12 14.12 13.95 14.22 15.55 13.91
Sows Feb. 1960 11.36 11.80 11.90 11.96 11.89 12.01 11.62 11.44 11.72
Mar. 1959 13.61 15,87 13.98 13,82 13.67 14.10 13.41 15,56 --15,7Q
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Mar. 1960 234 217 226 257 241 224 233 224 229
and Feb. 1960 232 216 226 237 240 223 229 225 228
git. Mar. 1959 252 220 228 257 241 227.. ... .2223 229
Mar0. 1960 450 393 422 426 431 393 418 437 422
Sow, Feb. 1960 451 402 427 434 440 394 421 450 426
Mar, 1959 451 416 427 422 450 596 410 426 420
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Mar. 1960 112709 263246 67152 153052 154505 94212 179771 135553 1139778
and Feb. 1960 119101 237230 61004 164259 157655 95844 202255 139119 1154465
guts Mar. 1959 147214 256547 60572 152465 144237 95238 188962 151055 1196268
Mar.1''o9606 ""12340'' 17972"' 3 986'* 15i9'34 106258 "5607o 13" 814'" '12 95 6"'" 92867
SOWS Feb. 1960 12987 16100 3266 16718 9519 5718 10929 11021 8625
Mar.. 1959 14755 17045 3475 17484 11785 5614 16507 F;Ct:6 J -
SOWS .Perentae of ptotal
Mar. 1960 10 6 6 9 7 6 7 9
Feb. 1960 10 6 5 9 6 6 5 7
Mar, 1959 9 6 5 10 8 6 8 6 7
1/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
MONTH Hog products 1/ Hog prices 31 ormargin 3/
Mar. 1960 $17.64 $15.78 $1.86
Feb. 1960 15.75 13595 1.80
Mare 1959 17.96 16.44 1.52
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.
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
MOBTH gilts 2) No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Mar. 1960 15.54 I/ 114.9 155
Feb. 1960 15.53 2/ 110.9 12.2
Mar, 1959 16.12 2/ 120.7 13.4

1/ Simple average. 2/ Weighted average.


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Mar. 1960 15.54 I/ 114.9 15o5
Feb. 1960 15.553 2/ 110.9 12.2
Mar. 1959 16.12 2/ 120.7 13.4
1/ Simple average. 2/ Weighted average.






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WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Slowness generally
prevailed on fresh meats under rather poor de-
mand. Lower prices and sellers' willingness
to trade failed to stimulate movement, and it
was evident that current purchases by most
outlets were mainly fill-ins necessary to main-
tain minimum inventory of red meats. Beef ribs,
chucks and loins were leaders in the beef divi-
sion, with hinds and carcass movement mostly
slow. Narrow outlet for veal and calf during
the previous week extended into the current
business period. Lamb sold moderately active
but the pre-Easter demand fell short of ex-
pectations. Pork loins moved slowly in com-
parison to fairly active trading for other
fresh pork cuts, although movement of loins
picked up late at Washington and New York.
Fairly good clearance was in view for bulk of
fresh meats at most markets except beef hind-
quarters and a small volume of veal carcasses
at New York and Washington, and some pork
loins unsold at the latter market. Inship-
ments were slightly cut-back for the week at
Eastern Seaboard markets, but carry-over from
the previous week at Washington and New York
raised total available volume to fully normal,
and cleanup of such product posed a problem.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef mostly steady, instances weak at Balti-
more and New York, and spots 50 higher at
Philadelphia; cow beef steady to $2.00 lower,
bulk 50#-$2.00 off; veal and calf mostly
$1.00-3.00 lower; lamb steady to $2.00 lower,
with downturns mainly at Philadelphia. De-
clines ranging from $1.00-5.00 were recorded
on pork loins, very limited early sales on
a steady basis, and bulk at the close off
$2.00-5.00. Other pork cuts sold steady to
$2.00 higher. Prices were mostly firm to 50O
higher on Choice and Prime kosher steer fore-
quarters. Quotations on kosher veal, calf
and lamb were unchanged.

CHICAGO Fresh meat supplies were gener-
ally moderate. Good and Choice representing
the bulk in the beef division with a slight
increase in the volume of Prime beef. Lamb
ran mainly to carcasses weighing 55-70#. Car-
cass beef trading was slow. While beef ribs
and loins were in good demand and worked
higher, arm and equarecut chucks were slow
and followed a lower trend. Veal was slow
under a narrow demand and declined for the
second straight week, most decline on Choice
and Prime. Lamb hindeaddles and ribs cleared
into most channels, while stews and shoulders


were draggy. Rather limited activity on lamb
carcasses as most interests bought primal
cuts. Fresh pork trade slow throughout, loins
declining to their lowest level since early
February this year.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
and heifer beef steady to $1.00 lower; cow
beef $1.00-1.50 higher; veal $1.00 to mostly
$2.00 lower; pork loins 8-16# $1.00-4.00
lower; Boston butts 4-8# unchanged; spareribs
3# down steady to 50# lower.

PACIFIC COAST Production of most meats
was of smaller volume as Easter drew near.
Buying in some areas was geared largely to
specialties such as ham and lamb. Also to
some extent beef loins, rounds, and ribs.
In the Los Angeles sector, however, there
was a good demand for most classes except cow
beef and fresh pork. The latter items were
in ample to liberal supply for a slow trade
as warm weather had some adverse effect on
fresh pork movement.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef firm to 50 higher at Los Angeles, but
steady otherwise and instances 50# lower on
700-800# carcasses at San Francisco; cow beef
steady to $1.00 lower; calf fully steady to
$2.00 higher; veal weak to $2.00 lower at
San Francisco and in the Northwest; lamb
steady to weak. Spring lamb was offered
liberally at San Francisco, moderately at
Los Angeles, but in small volume in the
Northwest. Fresh pork loins were weak to
$2.00 lower; smoked skinned hams steady; mast
other pork and lard steady to $1.00 higher.


CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

Supplies of carlot meats were somewhat be-
low normal but volume in most cases was fully
sufficient for moderate outlet. Prices were
generally lower and trading slow. However, the
small volume of cow beef fell short of trade
requirements at several points and prices ad-
vanced. Compared with the previous week's
close, steer and heifer beef steady to 50#
lower with some Good steer beef along with all
grades of heifer carcasses $1.00 lower. Cow
beef closed steady to 500 higher at most points
and $1.00-1.50 up at Chicago. Price trends on
old crop lamb were generally steady to 50#
lower except mostly $1.00 off at New York.
A load of Prime 35-50# spring lamb carcasses
brought $46.75 at Denver and several carloads
same weights and grades $48.00 at Chicago.
Pork loins sold $1.00-3.50 lower.







WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS


Weekly avez


Classification


: Apr
: 19


'age of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds

New York I Chicago : San Francisco : Los Angeles
. 9 T ApF.l :Apr. ? : Ap.T1 : Apr. 9 : Apr.11 : Apr. : ApFr.
60 : 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

8-1ZV
4-8
V down


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


48.00
47.75
44.25
44.75


61.60
52.20
47.40


55.50
49.15
48.25
45.90
46.30


62.50
54.30
49.30


--
45.94
44.75
43.50
45.50

44.94
44.94
41.75

56.50
51.38
46.88


47.12
46.531
45.69
45.69


58.00
52.00
48.00


--
45.00
435.50
44.00
45.00

44.00
42.50




54.00


50.00 46.00 46.50 45.50 46.50*
46.00 44.70 46.50 44.50 46.50*


42.95
37.15
42.80


45.90
54.70
43.10


39.51
34.00
39.75


40.90
51.25
39.12


47.00
38.50
46.00


47.00
45.75
45.50
45.00


45.00
45.25
45.19
41.75


--
46.75
45.00
44.62
42.12


44.94 -
43.44 -
42.38 --

-- -- -

56.00 -- -

-- 42.00 44.50*
45.00* 42.00 44.50*


46.25
37.88
46.75


44.38
37.00
42.62


44.00
55.38
45.50


46.00 49.00 51.50 49.00 50.50 49.75 50.00 48.12


38.50 46.00 50.50 52.00 49.00


52.50 50.75 52.75


29.50 31.50 54.50 34.00 32.00 553.75 32.62 34.12
12.75 15.00 15.50 15.50 16.50 16.50 15.00 15.28


*Spring lamb

Classification


Steer 5eel -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


Cow beef All weights -
Utility
Canner and Cutter


Lamb -
Prime


Choice


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


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#


BULK PRICES CAHLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED APRIL 8, 1960
: Prices ald F.0.B. -s: F-ew cesr -dlIvrId-h'


44.00-45.00
43.50-44.00
43.00-43.50
42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
41.50-42.00

43.00-43.50
43,00-45.50
40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50

31.50-52.00
31.50-52.00




45.00-46.00
45.00-44.00
40.00-41.00

57.00-58.00


45.00-43.50
42.50-45.00
42.00-42.50

41.00-42.00
38.00-41.00

42.60-43.50
41.25-42.50



33,00-33.50


43.75
41.75-43.00
39.00-39.75
43.75
41.75-43.00
39.00-39.75


45.00-45.25
42.50-42.75
42.00-42.50

40.50-41.25
39.75-40.50

42.25-42.50
42.00-42.50
59.00-59.50
59.00-39.50

30.50-31.00
30.50-31.00


43.75-45.25
42.25-45.25
40.25-40.75

36.50-37.50


46.00-46.50
45.50-46.00
45.00-45.50
45.00-44.50
42.00-43.50
42.50-43.50


46.50-48.00
44.00-46.00
42.00-43.50


46.00-47.00
45.50-46.50
44.50-45.00

42.50-44.00
42.00-44.00


44.50-46.00


31.50-33.00
32.00-32.50

47.00-48.00
45.00-46.00
43.00-44.50
47.00-48.00
45,00-46.00
43.00-44.50


39.00-40.50 38.00-39.00






290


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Sales volume of greasy domestic
worsted wools expanded somewhat in the
Boston market as approximately six cars
were sold. Demand continued good for med-
ium fleece wools at firm to slightly higher
prices while fine grades continued slow and
about steady. A fairly substantial volume
of mostly scoured pulled wools sold for
woolen purposes at slightly higher levels
while there was a slight increase in ac-
tivity in noils at steady prices. More
favorable weather in the domestic primary
areas increased sales actively in the fleece
wool States as well as in the territories
and Texas.
Cabled reports from Australia at mid-
week indicated a poor selection of wools
offered but prices were firm with Japan,
the Continent, China and Russia active.
At the Napier, New Zealand sale on April
5, 1960, 50/56s any Uer held firm while
medium and coarse/bred wools were easier,
while the April 6, 1960 sale at Napier
showed prices uneven under general compe-
tition. The South African auctions showed
prices on worsted wools firm with woolen
wools steady to slightly easier with the
United States and the Continent dominating.
Prices at South American markets continued
finnrm.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58s staple
and good French combing fleece wools sold
at $1.11-1.12 clean basis while graded
50/56s staple wool brought $1.06-1.07.
Graded 56/58s baby combing fleeces moved
at $1.02. Some country buyers in Illinois,
Indiana, Missouri were paying from 45-540
grease basis to the growers while up to 535
grease basis but mostly around 50 was paid
in Ohio for medium graded fleece wools and
40-450 continued to be paid in Michigan,
Minnesota and Iowa.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good
French combing and staple wool sold at
$1.18 clean basis. At a sealed bid sale
last week in Belle Fourche, South Dakota,
original bag bulk 60/62s good French comb-
ing and staple wool was estimated to cost
clean around $1.07 delivered Boston while
original bag 12 months wool in Roswell,New
Mexico, bulk 64/70s good French combing and
staple brought $1.17-1.20 while choice
original bag 70s good French combing and
staple sold at $1.20-1.22 clean basis de-
livered. California grease prices ranged
from 40-565 f.o.b. with estimated clean
prices for fine wool from $1.10-1.15 and
for mixed clips up to $1.10 delivered East.


Texas Wools Best original bag
12 months Texas wool was sold at $1.17-
1.20 while average 12 months wool
brought $1.15-1.16 clean basis delivered
Boston.
Mohair Occasional sales of mohair
in Texas at $1.061 for adult and $1.411
for kid hair to the warehouse. A
quantity of adult hair alone sold at
$1.0l11 to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Quotes follow with
combing wools converted to clean United
States oil-combed yields and short wools
to scouring yields, in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed
61 $1.32
62 1.26
65 1.18
432 1.13
4635 1.09
454 1.04
455 .95


New Zealand
Oil-combed

93 .95
854 .93
100 .89
107 .87
114 .86
128 .84


South Africa
Oil combed Scoured Yields
12 $1.19 2
17 1.15 22 $1.08
47 1.18 27 1.06
48 1.17 32 1.03
52 1.17 37 .98
53 1.15
57 1.11
Montevideo Super Skirted (Clean
basis)- 64s $1.08; 60/64s $1.05;
60s $1.00; 58/60s 980; 56/58s -
940; 56s 935; 50s 910.
Carpet Wools Turnover of spot
carpet wools was very dull. New
Zealand carpet wools were quoted
slightly easier for shipment as follows:
Fleeces 840; crutchings 800 and early
shorn 820 all clean wool fibers present.
Buenos Aires November carpet wools were
firm at 85-860; March at 82-835;
fleeces at 85-860 and lambs at 835
while a scoured Cordoba blend was quoted
at 850.


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 7,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Associates
of the New York Cotton Exchange).
May wool tops $1.480
May wool 1.204
July wool tops 1.504
July wool 1.199





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MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS INSPECTED WHEN OFFERED FOR IMPORTATION
(USDA ARS Meat Inspection Division)
FEBRUARY 1960


Country of origin


Argentina. .
Australia. .
Brazil ..
Canada .
Denmark. .

Germany. ..
Holland. .
Ireland. .
Mexico .
New Zealand. .

Paraguay .
Poland .
Uruguay. .
All others .

Total February 1960.
February 1959.


: Fresh meats and edible
: Beef and: Lamband :
: Veal : Mutton :
Pounds Pounds


12,519,3351

1,054,163




1,905,756
4,577,273
2,981,960


4,151,866

1,420


1533,510


offal
Pork

Pounds



2,392,137


: Cured meats
: Beef : Pork


Pounds
261,775


546


Pounds


458,975
458,975
--m


11,560


49,714
--


3,075,566

25,892,049
26,799,668


4,286,796
1,729,252


2,964

2,406,461
5,691,512


12,000

325,855
11,725,126


5,874

508,787
782,55


Refused or condemned:
February 1960. 15,395 --
February 1959. 57,508 101,882
: Canned meats :
Country of origin : Beef : Pork :--------.
Beef Pork *Misc'1. *
: : :


Argentina.
Australia.
Brazil .
Canada .
Denmark..


Germany. ..
Holland ..
Ireland. .
Mexico o .
New Zealand. ..


Pounds
5,581,609
196,500
229,266
20,529
75,064


* *0
* .
* 0
. 0
* .


Pounds Pounds
70,200


402,975
3,510,271

273,7553
3,285,950


277 --
-- 250,068

Cooked : Sausage : General :
beef :(Trichina: miscel- :
: treated:: laneous :
Pounds Pounds Pounds
545,000 56,000


9,849
196,582

563
57,131


2,234
512,877

16,4253
12,387


620
620O


3,960
247,337
--


1,251
--


Total

Pounds
6,114,584
16,867,697
25533,226
4,569,765
4,094,594


-- 511,060
-- 35,354,241
-- 1,910,600
-- 4,577,893
-- 3,126,830


Paraguay .
Poland ..
Uruguay. .
All others .


Total February
February


. 523,679

. 192,150
* 0 0 *"

1960. 6,619,217
1959. 4,207,002


5,684,505 495,192

150,171 60,067

11,507,423 869,584
10,105,648 1,264,372


345,000


70,704

414,625
100,055


-- 575,595
-- 4,179,495
12,520 204,470
7,865 3,385,209

527,480 53,501,057
448,149 62,851,119


Refused or condemned:
February 1960. 5,976 25,551 922
February 1959. 1,752 77,915 10,127


20,521
18,775
4,844


47,552
479,280





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SHEEP AND


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


Classification


* m
* *
Chicago: Omaha
* :


* *
:Kansas :
: City :


Fort :
Worth :


Denver: Qgden
*


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) All w
Prime Apr. 9, 1960 25.00
Apr. 11, 1959 -

Choice Apr. 9, 1960 22.12
Apr. 11, 1959 21.30

Good Apr. 9, 1960 21.58
Apr. 11, 1959 20.80


EWES: (Wooled) -
Good and Apr.
Choice Apr.


All
9,
11,


wts.
1960
1959


Cull and Apr. 9, 1960
Utility Apr. 11, 1959

FEEDER LAMBS All wts. -


Good and Apr.
Choice Apr.

* Spring lambs.


9,
11,


8.25
7.75

7.00
6.75


bs.


22.05


21.18
20.82

20.20
19.90


7.00
8.12

5.25
6.25


1960 -- 21.00
1959 -- 19.88

Shorn basis.


-- 25.50* 21.75


22.70
22.50

20.00
21.50


6.50
7.25

5.00
5.88


25.00*
22.00*

21.85*
20.75*


7.


18.50 18.50
-- 17.88


21.20
20.08

20.02
19.18


-- 6.884
-- 9.00

50o" 4.75*
-- 6.12


19.85
18.75


21.50


21.00
18.75

20.12
18.00

* 6.25
7.25

* 4.25
4.75


19.75
19.06

19.00
18.00


7.75
8.75

6.00
5.75


-- 16.75
-- 15.50


* North
? Port-
: land




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