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MEAT



WOOL


WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.


Vol. 29, No. 14


April 4, 1961


Week ended April 1


Livestock Market Reviews *
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Steer Sale Statistics . .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics .
Sheep and Lamb Prices \s 4,* .
Wool Market Review *4 44
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Federally Inspected Slaughter at Major Centers,
Calendar Years 1959-60 . . .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, February 1961 .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered
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Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production, February 1961.
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, February 1961 .
Effective Parity Prices, March 15, 1961 . .
Prices Received by Farmers, March 15, 1961 . .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers and heifers closed steady
to 500 higher at most midwest terminals follow-
ing two weeks of lower prices. Kinds grading
Good and Choice showed the most upturn. Cows
were steady to 75# lower; stockers and feeders
largely steady. Barrows and gilts sold steady
to 504 lower under the influence of increased
receipts. Sows were steady to 25# lower.
Slaughter lambs closed weak to $1.00 lower with
price declines in the dressed trade a bearish
factor.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Unusual
distribution of receipts and a higher trend on
carcass beef influenced a higher trend on
slaughter steers and heifers at midwest termi-
nals. Receipts at the 12 markets totaled
215,000 head for an increase of 11 percent
over the previous week, and largest since mid-
January. However, supplies the forepart of the
week were comparatively moderate and advances
registered at that time were only partially
erased on later sessions as marketing were in-
creased. Slaughter steers and heifers were
generally steady to 50* higher. In Chicago
where a sharp price decline was recorded the
previous week, steers were steady to $1.00
higher, mostly 25-750 up while heifers were 500-
$1.00 higher. At most terminals slaughter
steers in the Good and Choice grades underwent
the greatest advance. Cows and bulls were
steady to 75* lower. Vealers were $1.00-2.00
lower in St. Paul and St. Louis. Good and


year-old feeder steers were scarce except for
occasional shipments of partly fattened two-way
kinds. Varying weather conditions from one
part of the country to another tended to influ-
ence moderate differences in demand and degree
of trading activity at the various markets.
However, in general,demand was at least fairly
good and prices, while uneven, for the most
part were maintained on a steady basis. At
Sioux City prices were steady to weak in con-
trast to a steady to 500 higher trend at Kansas
City. With the start of the spring grazing
season virtually at hand, most aggressive de-
mand centered on calves and 500-650# yearling
stockers, particularly Good and Choice grades.
Buyers were inclined to proceed more cautiously
on steers suitable to go immediately into dry-
lot feeding but prices on such kinds usually
were maintained on a steady basis and in a few
instances were moderately stronger in sympathy
with the current week's advance in slaughter
catte prices.
Scattered shipments Choice 520-605# stock
steers brought $28.00-50.00, bulk Good and
Choice yearling stock steers $24.00-27.50,
Medium and low-Good $20.00-24.00. Good and
Choice 800-1050# feeder steers bulked at $22.00-
25.00; load Choice 800# $25.50. At Sioux City
a few loads 950-1150# partly fattened steers
sold for further feeding at $25.50-24.00 but
at current price levels a relatively narrow
olet existed for feeder steers over 1000#.
4 1Go1. .Choice yearling heifers brought $22.00-


Choice steers and heifers continued to make uV/" ? .5tfiQfe6355-600# $25.75-27.50. Several
the bulk of the supply at most points. 'The er- .' loads Chiee'\430-448# steer calves cashed at
centage of Prime in the steer supply at Chic ao/ $32.00 ana (.10; bulk Good and Choice steer
was about 12 percent, slightly reduced from Ile /,;qalves $25\5&~.1.00; same grades heifer calves
previous week. chigly $24 .('0L28.50. Choice 316# heifers
In Chicago bulk Prime and mixed Choicd and reacifd $530.6d.
Prime 1050-1400# slaughter steers brought c '
$27.00-28.25; 4 loads Prime 1175-121# $28. 3- HOPS -*erminal Markets Hog receipts
28.40. Choice 900-1400# steers moved at $25.(- at thi 2 rkets totaled 294,000 head, an
26.75. A few mixed Choice and Prime steers soldaincreasef 4 percent over the previous week
at $26.00-27.25 at other terminals while bulk of t*waIf te the largest in three weeks. The
the high-Good and Choice 900-1300# brought supply, however, again fell slightly under the
$24.00-26.00 with a few high-Choice to $26.50. corresponding week of a year ago. A moderate
Choice and Prime 1550-1700# steers sold at volume of butchers scaling over 260# was in-
$23.50-27.00. A few loads and lots mixed Choice cluded in the offerings but bulk of the receipts
and Prime heifers brought $25.75-26.50 while was comprised of mixed U. S. No. 1-35, 190-260#
most Choice sold at $23.50-25.50 and Good at butchers. Sows made up 6 11 percent at the
$21.00-24.00. Utility and Commercial cows sold various markets. Many consignments of butcher
at $15.50-17.75; Canner and Cutter $13.50-16.50. hogs under 240# were sorted to meet the demand
for U. S. 1-2 grades but bulk of the shipments
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES were sold unsorted. Prices on wholesale pork
Late March receipts of stocker and feeder cattle cuts were mixed, loins declining $2.00 in the
and calves at terminal markets, although season- east but advancing $2.00 at midwest centers.
ally moderate, were somewhat larger than either There also was considerable fluctuation during
the previous week or a year ago. Quality con- the week in price trends in the live trade.
tinned at a fairly high level with Good and Barrows and gilts scaling 260# up generally
Choice grades predominating. Yearling steers found a more reliable outlet than weights
again made up a large percent of supplies. A under 260#. Barrows and gilts closed steady
moderate number of calves was marketed but two- to 50* lower at most points, but prices at








Indianapolis along with weights under 240# at
St. Louis closed steady to 25# higher. Strength
at Indianapolis developed late in the week when
receipts dropped off rather sharply. Sows
finished steady to 25# lower at most points,
except 50-75# off at St. Joseph and steady to
25# higher at Indianapolis.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# barrows
and gilts sold largely at $17.25-17.75, up to
$18.25 at Chicago and Indianapolis. Mixed U.
S. 1, 2 and 3 180-260# brought mainly $16.75-
17.50, up to $18.00 at Chicago and Indian-
apolis. U. S. 1-5, 270-600# sows bulked at
$14.75-16.50.
Prices on feeder pigs declined 25f at St.
Paul and 50f at Sioux City. Good and Choice
130-160# pigs at St. Paul brought $16.50-17.00
with same grades 130-170# at Sioux City $16.00-
16.50.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 810 per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago,
March 25 to March 29, 1961, inclusive.
HOGS Hog receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area totaled 334,000 head,
little changed from the previous week and a
year ago. Barrows and gilts 180-240# closed
mostly 25# lower, instances 500 off with
heavier weights 15-400 lower. Sows were mostly
25# lower.
On Friday, mixed U. S. No. 1-3 200-240#
barrows and gilts, including some 190-200#
weights, sold at $16.25-16.75 with limited No.
1 and 2 selected lots $16.75-17.25. U. S. 1-5
270-400# sows $14.50-16.00; 400-550# $13.35-
15.25.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts of sheep and
lambs at the 12 markets totaled 104,000 head,
little changed from the previous week but 42
percent more than a year ago. Spring lambs
accounted for 15 percent of receipts at Kansas
City and 40 percent at Fort Worth. Feeder lamb
numbers were increased sharply at Denver. Only
fair demand and lower prices on all classes
featured trading during the period. Lower
dressed lamb prices had a bearish influence on
the live trade. Slaughter lambs sold weak to
$1.00 lower; slaughter ewes steady to 500
lower, instances $1.50 off. Feeding and
shearing lambs were steady to $1.00 lower in-
cluding 750-$1.00 declines at Denver.
Choice and Prime 85-114# wooled old crop
slaughter lambs sold from $16.75-17.50, few
$18.00 at Chicago; Choice and Prime 112-124#
$15.50-16.75; Good and Choice 80-110# $16.00-
$17.00; 110-127# $15.00-16.50. Choice and
Prime 88-110# shorn old crop slaughter lambs
with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $16.00-17.00;
116-120# with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts $15.00-
15.50; Good and Choice 90-110# shorn lambs
$15.00-16.50. At Fort Worth, Choice and
Prime 87-102# lambs with No. 1-2 pelts $15.00-
15.50 with Good and Choice No. 3 and 2 pelt


lambs $15.50-14.50. Choice and Prime 83-105#
spring slaughter lambs, some to 115# mostly
$17.50-18.75; Good and Choice $15.00-17.00
with sales $16.00-18.00 at Fort Worth. Cull to
Choice wooled and shorn slaughter ewes $3.50-
8.00.
Good and Choice 75-98# wooled feeder lambs
brought $15.00-17.00; Medium and Good 85-95#
shorn feeders No. 2-3 pelts $13.25-14.50 at
Denver. Good and Choice 98-108# shearing lambs
brought $15.50-17.00.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the
Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area totaled
27,000 head, 8 percent more than the previous
week and 25 percent over a year ago. Wooled
slaughter lambs were 25-50# lower; shorn lambs
weak to 25# lower, instances 50# off. Slaughter
ewes were weak to $1.00 lower. Flood conditions
hampered operations at a couple of plants
during much of the period.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105#
wooled slaughter lambs delivered to packing
plants sold at $16.50-17.00, 105-120# $15.00-
16.75, and Good and Choice 80-110# $15.50-
16.50. Choice and Prime 80-105# with No. 2 to
fall shorn pelts cleared at $15.75-16.50, 105-
115# $15.00-16.00, Good and Choice 80-105#
$15.00-16.00.
Cull to Choice wooled and shorn slaughter
ewes $2.00-5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

Note: Shrink on most range and feedlot
sales none to 5 percent,mostly 4 percent f.o.b.
some with short haul and 3 percent shrink. All
sales for immediate delivery unless specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
out of California and Arizona feedlots rather
slow, averaging mostly steady. Stocker and
feeder cattle and calves also averaging steady.
Spring lambs weak to $1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: In northern California,
3 loads Choice 900-925# $25.75; over Arizona
and California, loadlots mostly Choice, 900-
1175# $24.25-25.25, bulk $24.40-25.00; mixed
Good and Choice 950-1100# $24.00 and mostly
Choice 1200-1250# $24.00; Good 900-1175#
$22.75-23.75, bulk $23.00-23.50, some over
1100# carrying low-Choice end; Standard and
Good 875-1100# $21.00-22.50.
Slaughter heifers: In California, 2 loads
Choice 850-875# $24.50; over California and
Arizona, loadlots Good and mostly Choice 800-
1000# $23.50-24.25; Good 700-950# $23.00-23.25.
Stockers and feeders: Around 150 Choice
reputation 425# steer calves $30.00; 35 head
Good and Choice 460# $27.00; 600 head 500-525#
$26.25; 600 head Good and Choice 550-675#
steers $24.00-25.25; for delivery up to May,
4,500 Good and Choice 550-825# steers $22.50-
24.50, Medium and Good 550-900# $20.00-22.50.
Near 800 Good and Choice 425# heifers $24.00;






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100 head 625-650# $25.25. For current to
mostly April-May delivery, several lots Good
and Choice 500-750# $22.00-25.00.
Lambs: In Arizona, 2,200 Choice and
Prime 98# spring slaughter lambs $17.00; 300
Choice old crop shorn 112# offerings $16.50;
200 Choice 110# yearling breeding ewes $17.00.
In California, Choice and Prime 92-106. spring
slaughter lambs along with mostly Choice and
Fancy 78-85# feeder lambs bulked at $17.00-
18.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN KANSAS
AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on slaughter
cattle was active through Thursday noon after
which time very few sales were completed.
Slaughter steers sold generally steady to 250
higher, with slaughter heifers selling 50-750
higher. In Colorado, 4 loads average-Choice
1175-1200# slaughter steers $25.40; 156 loads
low and average-Choice 1075-1350# $24.50-
25.25; 23 loads high-Good and low-Choice
1175-1225# $25.50-24.50, mostly $24.00-24.50.
Eight loads average-Choice 775-975# slaughter
heifers $24.60-24.65; 149 loads low and aver-
age-Choice 875-1050# $24.00-24.50; 23 loads
high-Good and low-Choice 900-1000# $23.50-
23.90; 3 loads Good 950# $22.50. Western
Nebraska: Around 15 loads low and average-
Choice 1150-1175# slaughter steers $24.25-
24.80. Wyoming: 5 loads average and high-
Choice 1000-1025# slaughter heifers $24.00-
24.50.
Due to the extremely muddy side roads,
fields, and pastures, trading on stockers and
feeders came to a standstill with no direct
sales being confirmed in this trade area.
Slaughter lambs sold 254 to fully 504
lower with sales confirmed on over 16,500 head.
Choice and Prime wooled lambs weighing 90-112#
sold early in the week at $17.25-17.50 but
closed -ainly at $17.00. A few Choice 112-
118# $16.2-5i6.75. Choice 105-114# shorn
lambs No. 1, 2 and 3 pelts $15.00-15.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Demand
was good on slaughter cattle with prices
mostly steady. Stockers and feeders steady,
bulk fall contracts. About 200 Choice with
end of high-Good, 1125# slaughter steers
$25.50-26.00 delivered; 210 Good 900-1075#
$23.75-24.25; 60 Good 950# mixed steers and
heifers $23.00; 60 Standard 810# mixed $21.00;
60 Good 920# slaughter heifers $25.50, 1,050
Good 600-650# $23.40-23.50; bulk April de-
livery. For fall delivery 1,500 Good 500-650#
feeder steers $20.50-21.00; 400 Good and
Choice 400-450# stock calves immediate de-
livery $28.00 on steers, $26.00 on heifers;
120 Medium stock cows, part with calves at
side $170.00 per pair. Trading on lambs moder-
ately active with prices mostly 500 lower.
Around 1,200 Choice 75-80# spring slaughter
lambs $16.50-17.00; 1,000 Good and Choice 106#


$15.00; 2,600 Good to mostly Choice 80-82#
shorn feeders with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts
$14.00-14.50.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle slow with
prices firm. Stockers and feeders steady.
Around 675 Good and Choice 1065-1175# slaughter
steers $23.65-25.80, half on delivered basis;
32 Good 850-900# $22.50; 52 Good 800# slaugh-
ter heifers $22.00. Around 450 Choice 600-775#
feeder steers $23.75-25.50; 100 Medium and
Good 600# $23.00. Fall delivery 5,300 Good
and Choice 750-800# steers $22.55; 400 Choice
575-600# feeder heifers $24.30; 390 Good and
Choice 575-665# $23.25-23.75; 240 Good 500-
575# $22.00-22.85; 150 Choice 500-525# steers
$26.50. April delivery, 990 Choice and Fancy
430-500# steers $30.00-33.00.
IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Trading
on slaughter cattle rather slow, fully steady;
stockers and feeders steady; old crop slaugh-
ter lambs 50-750 lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice
1000-1075# $25.25. Washington and Idaho, Good
to mostly Choice 1000-1200/1 $23.50-25.00 for
up to May 15 delivery; Standard 1000-1200#
Holsteins $19.00-20.50. Slaughter heifers:
Washington and Idaho Good to mostly Choice
850-950# $22.25-24.00, for up to May 1 de-
livery.
Stockers and feeders: Washington and
Idaho Good and Choice 925-970# feeder steers
$25.75-25.00, latter price delivered.Oregon -
Choice 800# feeder steers $22.00 and 700# heif-
ers 420.50-21.00, October delivery. Over the
area Good and Choice 400-675# mixed calves
and yearlings $24.50-27.00 on steers, $23.00-
24.25 on heifers.
Slaughter lambs: Choice and Prime 97-
103# No. 1-2-3 pelts $16.00-17.00 with $16.50-
17.00 delivered basis.
MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Trading very slow on all classes.
Slaughter cattle closed steady to weak. Not
enough sales stockers and feeders to establish
trends. Limited sales lambs near steady.
Cattle: Central Montana 100 high-
Choice with few Prime 1200# slaughter steers
$24.00; 125 Choice 1200-1300# $23.50; load
Standard to mostly low-Good 1325# $20.50; 225
low and average-Choice 925-975# slaughter
heifers $22.25-22.50.
Stockers and feeders: Montana 125
Choice 475-500# stock steer calves and
yearlings $28.50.
Sheep: Eastern Montana 600 Choice 100-
115# slaughter lambs Monday $16.00; 400
Choice 100-110# $17.25 delivered; 300 Choice
109# ewe breeding lambs $17.25. Northern
Wyoming 1,500 Good and Choice 95# shearing
lambs $15.50; 600 Choice 105# ewe lambs
$16.75; 500 Choice ewe lambs $18.50 per head.
Wool: Around 50,000# half-blood and fine,
moderate to low shrinking 43-44.250, grease
basis; 150,000# mostly half-blood moderate
shrinkage 38.5-410.








WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
- - l- Calves fogs Sheep and -lamn a-
Market :-Apr. -:-Apr: I Apr. 1 ~ Apr. 2 A --Apr. IAprr : A-pr. Ap'-Ar. 2
1961 -: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 1961 1960
Chicago ....o......a ... 54,690 42,067 178 145 29,277 51,456 6,800 3,795


Cincinnati ............
Denver .....*e.eeeee***e
Fort Worth ........o....
Indianapolis ...........
Kansas City ............
Oklahoma City ..........
Omaha ..................
St. Joseph .............
St. Louis NSY ..........
Sioux City .............
S. St. Paul ............
Total ..................


2,596
6,706
6,794
6,040
25,206
9,184
58,998
17,845
15,896
50,566
20,548


5,4
15,1
5,2
6,4
16,0
7,2
51,9
14,6
15,5
22,6
18,9


45
25
04
26
55
79
17
75
18
25
80


212,667 195,512


592 654 10,472 15,270
144 2,719 4,429 5,622
895 1,717 2,214 5,687
384 557 24,910 54,105
1,049 1,121 18,742 18,754
557 957 5,586 4,287
805 254 45,074 54,924
401 555 27,877 22,255
1,745 1,785 50,514 63,605
1,181 3558 57,200 28,494
5,225 5,685 41,729 49,064
15,150 16,445 293,824 509,483


669
22,840
24,426
1,180
5,422
1,158
15,525
7,722
4,284
7,276
8,871


619
21,205
12,925
975
4,593
2,198
9,116
5,776
2,793
5,155
6,050


105,971 75,178


March 25 1961....... 192 066 15,556 28,615. -10, 827
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Apr. 1, 1961 Mar. 25, 1961 Apr. 2, 1960
Hogs ..... 554,000 343,000 557,000
Sheep .... 27,200 25,100 22,200
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STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended Month Two months
?Mar. 30 : Mar.25 t Mar.31 : Feb. ~ Feb. : Jan-Feb .
: 1961 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 t 1961 s 1960


Steers 1001# up ............
901-1000 ............
801-900 .............
701-800 .............
501-700 ............


540
1,826
5,059
4,485
14,064


462
2,147
2,360
3,688
12,755


435 3,197 2,708 7,406
1,995 7,225 8,058 17,711
2,726 12,002 12,578 29,687
5,616 11,948 14,492 31,571
8,715 33 239 532516 85,081


Total steers 10 markets ...... 25,952 21,392 17,485 67,609 69,952 169,256 152,477
Av. wts. ...... 690# 689# 717# 725# 732# 724# 730#
Av. cost* ...... $24.19 $24.23 $25.02 $23.97 $24.05 $24.32 $23.81
" Chicago ......... 22.95 23.43 25.19 23.12 23.27 25.38 23.57
" Kansas City ..... 24.56 24.80 25.54 23.70 23.80 24.03 25.53
" Omaha ........... 24.28 23.42 24.82 24.09 25.88 24.52 23.78
" S. St. Paul ..... 20.94 22.21 24.43 22.10 22.23 22.08 21.96
" Sioux City ...... 25.98 25.92 25.75 25.58 25.52 25.96 25.25
" Denver .......... 25.90 24.80 25.19 23.12 23.553 25.29 24.74
" Ft. Worth ....... 22.89 23.48 25.90 23.68 23.75 25.57 25.29
" Oklahoma City ... 25.45 23.54 24.23 23.26 25.74 23.52 22.82
" S. St. Joseph ... 24.22 24.38 25.34 23.97 23.66 25.56 23.59
" w St. Louis NST ... 23.02 23.20 24.55 22.77 23.04 22.96 22.82
Total calves 10 markets .... 8,397 7,850 6,759 30,233 31,380 100,325 85,972
" heifers .... 4,129 2,987 2,488 9,945 10,381 24,561 21,519
" cows .... 470 472 550 2,522 2,654 6,968 5,515

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

Kansas 5 -St. :Sioux:S. St.:Indian- ? Ft. Okla. : San
Week ended :Chicago: c :Omaha: Louis: a : Denver: s :Wichita:Antonio
: s City Joseph: NSY City Paul apolis :Worth City Antonio
Stockers and feeders
Mar. 31, 1961 2 1/ 13 1S 10 27 4 12 8 60 73 50 50
Mar. 24, 1961 2 46 10 13 9 24 8 8 25 65 67 46 50
Apr. 1, 1960 3 38 8 16 6 19 5 10 25 65 75 48 45
Slaughter cows
Mar. 531, 1961 6 1/ 7 6 10 5 20 12 14 15 8 16 12
Mar. 24, 1961 4 7 9 6 9 6 27 10 12 10 10 15 15
Apr. 1, 1960 6 11 8 6 10 4 25 10 10 20 8 14 15

I/ Not available.


5,329
16,341
27,363
34,747
68,697






262
STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I/
Number of head Percent of total 3 Average weight : Average price in
ma r 0 h : by grades (pounds) !dollars per 100 lb.
Grade ----------- ------ ----------- -------
Week ended
Mar. 50 Mar. 5"M Mar. 0 Mar. 31 ar. 50 Mar. 31 ; Mar. 50 Mar. 51
= 1961 : 1960 L : 1960 _1l 1l6. _=1960 :_ 961 196_
CHICAGO


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

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

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

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


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


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


5,329
15,044
9,006
965

491
26,855

111
8,505
8,861
1,140
150
1_8L517


6,475
5,421
1,105

12 997


35,058
5,801
577

51
7,467


624
4,590
1,655

584
7,251


2,637 12.4
17,135 48.6
9,049 55.6
949 3.6

247 1.8
30,017


54
5,511
10,468
810
361
17,204

202
4,236
6,625
667
139
11.I869


2,122
1,824
928

295
5,169


151
5,590
1,396

317
5,454


44.8
47.8
6.1
.7


8.8 1,271
57.1 1,205
30.1 1,102
3.2 1,008

.8 1,071
1,168
OMAHA
.5 1,174


32.0
60.9
4.7
2.1


- -_ ---
SIOUX CITY
-- 1.7
49.8 35.7
41.7 55.8
8.5 5.6
-- 1.2

K-NA R -

41.0 41.0
50.9 35.5
7.7 18.0

.4 5.7

ST. LOUIS NS


8.6
65.5
22.8

5.3


2.8
65.8
25.6

5.8


1,169
1,107
1,092
956
1,155


1,197
1,144
1,097

1,167


1,147
1,095
1,020

923
1,109



1,078
1,048
975

875
1,024


1,275
1,200
1,091
1,030
-
992
1,167

1,142
1,200
1,102
1,068
1,012


27.48
25.75
25.95
21.20

19.48
25.16

26.70
24.80
25.48
20.06
18.52


1,130 23.88

1,258 --
1,177 24.87
1,108 25.79
1,087 20.335
1,007 --
S133 55 24.07


1,122 24.86
1,055 25.59
1,042 19.99

984 18.15
1,076 25.86


1,109
1,024
977

898
1,007


--
25.02
25.75
21.08

18.61
25.04


S. ST. J-sEr -


-
2,052
5,873
529

8,454


2,833
4,439
458
13
7,743


24.5
69.5
6.2
,,-


56.6
57.53
5.9
.2


-
1,144
1,118
1,082

1,122


1,156
1,064
1,053
969
1,089


-m
24.76 27.14
25.52 25.19
19.94 21.55
19.21
23.61 25.72


D- W - -


Prime..,,....,. -- -- -- -- -- --
Choice......... 2,144 2,047 74.2 56.7 1,194 1,186
Good........... 657 1,402 22.7 38.8 1,156 1,093
Standard....... 39 162 1.4 4.5 1,072 1,012
Utility........ 48 ._ 1.7 .. 925
All grades..... 2,888 3 611 1,179 1,142
/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


31.55
28.10
25.75
22.45

19.78
27.55

29.05
27.25
25.55
21.25
19.19
25.82

29.99
27.14
25.53
21.85
19.20
25.95


26.60
25.07
22.37

18.61
24.92


28.31
25.72
22.89
--
20.01
24.80


24.72
25.48
19.46
18.42
24.29


26.58
25.12
20.07

25.77








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


-----Ca te --C-les :& HogI
City or Area sApr. 1 : Apr. 2: Apr. I1 Apr. 2: Apr. 1 t Apr. 2
1961- : 1960 :1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960


: Shee2 and lambs
:Apr. 1 : Apr.-2-
: 1961 : 1960


Boston, New York City Area...
Baltimore, Philadelphia......
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls...
Chicago Area.................
St. Paul-Wisec. Areas.........
St. Louis Area.............
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area...
Omaha Area...................
Kansas City.................
Iowa So. Minnesota.........
Lou1l.Evan'1.Nashtl.Mph's....
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area..
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City.
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio..
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City..
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas.
Portland, Seattle, Spokane...


11,294
8,729
18,004
15,376
27,097
11,344
21,821
37,019
16,515
29,176
5,551
9,412
20,603
10,471
24,075
23,654
6,965


12,908
8,482
18,473
17,872
28,669
11,181
19,244
32,061
11,966
28,247
6,087
6,719
18,897
8,222
19,961
24,109
7,093


11,124
2,179
4,018
5,128
19,483
1,292

167

9,000
2,660
3,315
913
3,700
192
2,042
230


Total...................... 297,106 280,191 65,443
3,841,093 843,210


Accumulation to d e*******


3,847,103


11,460
2,496
4,597
6,598
22,648
1,459

153

8,010
4,881
2,870
1,081
3,376
267
1,513
256


42,806
31,377
120,771
41,429
105,086
78,276
91,244
82,445
38,192
276,610
63,694
34,294
44,975
15,548
13,927
24,032
15.198


48,751
25,300
139,353
36,910
124,245
88,085
86,662
76,662
39,570
286,243
68,490
37,060
45,721
19,043
18,210
26,297
13,646


71,665 1,119,904 1,180,248
14,650,097


911,335


16,279,796


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


: T -Por : Lamb
Weekended Veal :(excl. lard) : and amtton s Total
Week ended : : : : ------ -:u-m--- ---meat
Sber ber od ber : Prod.: b r : Prod. prod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 ml.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. zil.lb.

Apr. 1, 1961 .............. 365 219.4 98 10.7 1,300 178.0 300 15.0 423.1
Mar 25 1961 ...........------- ... 5 220.5 98 10.4 1.280 175.2 300 15.0 421.1


Mar.11, 1961 I/...........
Apr. 2, 1960 T/ ...........
Percentage change from:
Mar. 25, 1961 .............
Apr. 2, 1960 .............


205.5


0 0
6 7


11.5


1,325
1,374


186.9


12.4


416.3


Total
lard
prod.
mill.1b.


40.8
41.6


0 3
-8 -7


sAverage we ig'h Tlb.Tj Lard
Week ended Cattle : Calves Hogs ? s Sheep : yield
S: : s/ and lambs : per
: Lv- :Dress;ed : Liv :irese i tiTe-:Dsei:ad- -Lrv 7 rse -: 100 Ib.


Apr. 1, 1961 .............. 1045
Mar.25, 1961 .............. 1050
Mar.11, 1961 .............. 1060
Apr. 2, 1960 .............. 1045
1/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes


601 195
604 190
610 185
599 191
lard.


ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION
BY WEEKS, FEBRUARY& 1961
- ----------------------------------- a-----------------------------------
Cattle Calves Hogs Sheep and labs Total. Lard
-------~ ---- -- *--- -
Week : Num- : Av. : : Nu-: Av. : :Num-: Av. : : Num-: Av. : : meatpere
ended : ber : dr. : Prod.: ber : dr. : Prod.:ber :dr.l/: Prod.: ber : dr. : Prod..: prod: 0 : Prod.
: : t. : : : : : :wt. : : t. : : lb. :
1,000 lb mil.lb. I,00 lb. mil.1b. lb. il.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.1b. mil.1b. lb. mil.ib.
Feb. 4 367 605 221.9 102 114 11.6 1,205 137 165.0 282 51 14.3 412.8 15.6 38.8
11 364 605 220.1 96 115 11.0 1,255 138 172.8 279 51 14.2 418.1 15.0 38.5
18 568 599 220.53 99 114 11.3 1,387 137 189.9 300 52 15.5 437.0 12.8 41.6
25 342 601 205.7 89 115 10.2 1,213 137 166.1 259 52 15.4 395.4 14.2 39.9
1/ Excludes lard --- -- --.--- ----------------------- ----- -


38,503
4,174
11,550
5,942
19,472
4,268
11,494
16,391

34,135
m--

9,678
31,315
46,262
40,611
5,042

278,837
3,353,173


37,373
4,025
11,575
4,074
13,223
4,088
15,273
10,106
--m
27,149


7,838
20,533
30,844
33,512
4,151

223,764

3,135,614


236 137
236 137
235 136
235 136


12.9
12.9






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Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard


Vealers -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


All wts. -


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

: Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.: Apr. : Apr., Apr., Apr. Apr.
: 1 2 1 2 1 2 : 1 2 1 : 2
1961w 1960 : 1961: 1960 : 1961: 1960 1961: 1960: 1961: 1960

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


27.58
27.60
25.98
25.85
25.88
21.55


24.75

20.25


17.15
16.58
16.02
14.65


30.85
31.55
28.40
28.48
25.05
22.10


27.15

21.35


17.82
16.90
15.78
14.08


-

25.58
25.10
25.50
20.50


24.62
22.62
19.75


17.35
16.72
16.18
15.18


27.40
27.38
25.15
22.15


26.65
24.45
21.25


17.62
16.38,
14.88
13.25


26.92
26.85
25.42
25.35
23.30
20.58


24.80
22.68
19.88


17.00
16.55
15.55
14.62


50.00
29.90
28.08
28.08
24.80
21.538


27.12
24.00
20.12


17.75
16.12
14.75
13.60


-

24.75
24.75
22.58
19.75


24.00
21.75
19.00



16.38
15.12
14.00


26.52
26.65
23.78
20.25


26.02
22.78
19.00


18.90
17.52
15.55
14.10


24.50
25.75
235.25
20.50



22.12
19.25



15.25
14.25
12.75


27.75
27.12
26.00
25.25



25.00
22.25


18.12
16.62
14.12
11.81


19.80 20.90 18.12 19.55 18.52 19.55 -- -- -- 20.88
20.05 20.00 18.62 19.35 18.78 19.30 19.00 20.00 20.00 21.38


50.50
27.00
22.00


33.00
31.00
26.50


25.50
22.00
19.00


29.00
25.25
20.75


Stocker and


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.75
24.50
21.25


29.00
26.25
22.85


26.55
24.10
20.35


25.25
23.00
21.25


29.00
25.75
22.75


27.50
24.75
21.50


25.50
22.00


51.50
29.50
25.50


27.00
24.50
21.00


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.62
50.00
26.00


feeder cattle and calves


28.75
25.50
21.75


26.25
24.00
20.62


28.75
25.12
21.25


26.75
24.38
21.25


27.75
25.00
21.50


24.25
20.50


25.75
23.50
20.50


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

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


. -- 25.50 25.75 24.25 25.00 24.75 25.50
- -- 20.50 22.00 20.75 21.75 21.75 22.00


-- 16.75 18.25 15.75 14.88 16.50 16.50


- 28.10 30.50 29.00 30.50 30.25


31.00


- 25.25 27.00 26.00 27.00 28.25 28.65


-- 25.50
-- 20.50


-- 15.00



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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
----------------------- TOW---- ------r----------------- -------------------------r.
Louis : Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Nati. : a Omaha Sioux St. St. I ndian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock : City a ity Joseph Paul : apolis corn.
Yards : bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 1, 1961 17.27 17.08 17.00 16.95 16.90 16.96 16.98 17.35 17.05
and Mar.25, 1961 17.42 17.46 17.44 17.24 17.14 17.37 17.24 17.65 17.35
gilts Apr. 2, 1960 16.08 16.06 16.02 15.97 15.80 16.01 15.83 16.355 16.01
Apr. I, 1961 15.38 15.83 15.90 15.82 15.52 15.85 15.52 15.61 15.67
Sows Mar.25, 1961 15.52 16.06 16.29 15.88 15.54 16.12 15.59 15.67 15.78
Apr. 2, 1960 13.97 14.42 14.55 14.65 14.45 14.46 14.60 14.00 14.55
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
AVERAGE if^dA-----------------------------------------
Barrows Apr. 1, 1961 232 222 234 238 241 233 234 229 232
and Mar.25, 1961 235 221 252 259 245 252 255 225 232
gilt# Apr ...2 1960 236 216 229 259 243 226 256 225 250
Apr. 1, 1961 454 397 426 422 427 416 422 449 424
Sows Mar.25, 1961 444 404 428 433 439 418 425 450 450
Apr. 2, 1960 457 5396 455 421 424 577 424 442 422
NUMB-----------""""---------------------------------- ...........
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 1, 1961 22941 42950 16902 36189 32593 24048 33561 25560 234744
and Mar.25, 1961 25590 46224 12859 54519 51504 16890 55527 24650 227525
gilts Apr. 2, 1960 24740 54927 16790 29241 24742 20352 59279 29146 239217
Apr. 1, 1961 2264 3941 1029 4593 2895 1527 2472 2319 21040
Mar.25, 1961 2561 3441 634 3894 2494 1014 2269 2565 18472
Ap. 96n..1.. .-075 -1 3331 ....Q74.. ---- 5.. ...X
SOWS Percentage of total
Apr. 1, 1961 9 8 6 11 8 6 7 8 8
Mar.25, 1961 9 7 5 10 7 6 6 9 8
...2i.96........... @... ...6..... 10.... ....... ....... 7.......
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS. CHICAGO
----------- -------------------- r------------------ --------rsi eJ
Hog products 1/ Hog prices V or margin 3
Apr. 1, 1961 $19.29 $17.62 $1.67
Mar.25, 1961 19.49 17.78 1.71
A ..-.Q ............18.39 ............ 16.39 ............2.0. .........
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.J Hog-corn
Week ended gilts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per" Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
---------- ; -----------------------------------------------------
Apr. 1, 1961 17.27 105.3 16.4
Mar.25, 1961 17.42 111.9 15.6
Apr. 2, 1960 16.08 117.5 13.7


1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trade in greasy shorn domestic combing wools
continued slow with prices unchanged. Trading in
woolen wools was slow and prices held about steady.
Wool movement was concentrated mostly in Montana,
Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The
Roswell sales were well attended and clearances
were good at steady prices. Country buying con-
tinued in the fleece wool States at steady prices.
Australian markets closed until mid-April.
Russia and the Continent were reported buying
heavily at Napier while prices continued firm.
South African markets were strong under general
competition. There was little activity in Buenos
Aires carpet wools and the Montevideo market was
also slow.
Fleece Wools Ungraded medium fleeces sold
around 94# clean while fine staple sold near $1.08.
One-half blood brought about $1.02-1.05. Country
buyers in the fleece wool States paid mostly 40-42#
grease basis.
Territory Wools At Roswell, New Mexico the
best fine wools sold from $1.15-1.20 clean, de-
livered Boston. In Montana the Harlowton pool,
bulk 1/2-blood, sold at two prices 59.10 for
160,000# and 54.1# for 15,000#; Big Timber area
80,000# 40-410; Dillon area 10,000# 424; Cut Bank
100,000# 56#; Great Falls 25,000# 58-42#; Bridger
75,000# 36.5#; Fairfield 95,000# 560. Foregoing
mostly bulk half-blood and grease prices to the
grower. In Idaho the Parma pool sold under sealed
bid for 45.58#. Near Worland, Wyoming 80,000#,
bulk 1/2-blood brought $1.03 clean delivered Boston
and about 20,000#, bulk 1/2 sold near $1.01-1.02
clean. Grease prices to producers for similar
grade wools brought 59-43.250. About 100,000# bulk
fine ewe and yearling wool sold in California
around $1.07 clean, delivered East while 50,000#,
bulk 1/2 blood brought about $1.01. A small volume
of mixed 3/8s and 1/4-blood sold for 553.5 in the
grease while other grease prices to producers
ranged from 35-57. In the Arkansas Valley of
Colorado approximately 120,000# of 1/2-blood and
fine lambs wool sold around $1.00-1.05 clean, de-
livered Boston. About 60,000# bulk 1/2-blood
Wyoming lambs wool brought around $1.05 and near
Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, 150,000# bulk 1/2-blood
estimated $1.05 clean, delivered East.
Texas Wools Mixed length lambs wool brought
98#-$1.00 clean while combing length sold between
$1.10-1.15 clean delivered. Short wools brought
from 51-60#.
Mohair Trading rather slow with prices
unchanged.
Foreign Wools New Zealand and South African
markets closed firm at week's end. Cabled quo-
tations from foreign wool centers follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields, in bond.

Australia
Oil-combed


61B $1.12
62B 1.09


65B $1.04
78B 1.09


New Zealand
Oil-combed
95 $.87 107 $.81
834 .81 114 .77
100 .82 128 .77
Carpet fleeces 76#

South Africa
Oil-combed Scoured yields
7 $1.05 17 $1.00 28 $.98
12 1.01 22 1.02 32 .95
27 1.01 55 .93
Montevideo Super Skirted: 64s 960, 60/64s
953, 60s 91. 58/60s 870, 56/588 850.

Carpet Wools Trading in carpet wools con-
tinued slow with prices steady to firm. Second
shear New Zealand fleeces offered for shipment at
724 and "B" style carpet fleeces at 750. Buenos
Aires March 2nd clips were offered at 70-710 and
November at 74-750. Buenos Aires slipes 40/36s
at 750 and New Zealand slipes 40s at 700. All
foregoing on clean wool fibers present basis.
Woolen Wools: Sales follow:
58s lI" + white scoured pulled domestic $1.02
56/58s 14" + stained scoured pulled dom. .85
64/58s 2j" white scoured pulled domestic 1.08
60s 1-2" scoured pulled domestic .90
64s 2-5" choice pulled domestic 1.15
60s 1i" white scoured shorn lambs .93
64s Aust. clear noble noils .78
Fine B. A. Schlumberger noils .63
Wool Tops A good volume of 54s oil-combed
top sold around $1.27-1.28. Little activity in
other grades. Quotations follow:


Warp Aust. D/C
70s $1.81 N
64s 1.72 N
62s 1.67 N
60s 1.65 N
58/60s- 1.65 N


Oil-combed
58/60s $1.61 N
56s --
50/56s -
48/50s --


Warp Dom. D/C
$1.71
1.66
1.61
1.51
1.45


Territory
$1.43
1.55
1.52


Fleece

$1.3355
1.50
1.27


(N- Nominal)


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Mar. -30, 1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.517
July wool 1.520
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.146
July wool 1.164
64s grade 24" ave. stretched length








WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTER!N SEABOARD Steer beef prices were
steady at New York and Baltimore and weak to
$1.50 lower at other markets; cow beef steady
to mostly 50# lower; veal and calf steady to
$2.00 lower, mostly $1.00-2.00 off; lamb steady
to $3.00 lower, bulk $1.00 off; some veal and
lamb sold strong at Baltimore. Pork loins
were steady to $2.00 lower; Boston butts steady
to $1.00 higher; other cuts mostly steady, in-
stances $1.00 lower on fresh skinned hams at
Washington and New York.
Prices for Choice and Prime kosher steer
forequarters were mainly steady to $1.00 lower;
veal and calf steady to strong. Bulk lamb sold
steady, instances $2.00 higher.
Receipts of all classes were moderate.
Trading was generally fair during pre-Easter
week with best action early. Demand for beef
was fairly broad with ribs and loins meeting
good outlet, but carcasses and other cuts
rather slow. Majority closing sales at New
York were assigned for delivery early next week.
Cow beef movement was slow under a generally
poor demand. Fair activity prevailed for veal
and calf at all points except New York and
Philadelphia, where outlet narrowed at midweek
and particular dullness late for veal from
local slaughter at New York. Early lamb trade
was moderately active and clearance fairly com-
plete previous to narrowed demand on closing
sessions when pressure selling prevailed. New
York had first showing of spring lamb which
sold at $47.00-50.00 for 35-55# Choice and Prime
carcasses. Pork loins were slow, but other cuts
quite active, particularly on fresh skinned hams.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef sold steady
to 50e higher; Prime veal steady, Choice and
below $1.00 lower; lamb 500-$1.50 lower. Pork
loins were 50e higher; other pork cuts steady
to $1.00 lower.
Supplies of most fresh meats were moderate.
Good and Choice grades predominated in the beef
division. Carcass beef trade was generally
slow and prices showed little change despite
hiher replacements at the outset. Demand was
moderately good for beef ribs and loins on the
initial session but generally narrow for primal
cuts for immediate use. All grades of veal
sold in a moderately active trade. Lamb trade
was slow for the most part, legs and hind-
saddles best moving items. Lamb ribs again
accumulated to burdensr'me proportions, many
sold sharply lower as interests attempted to
clean up before the week-end. Broad outlets
for Boston butts the past week or so narrowed
considerably. Pork loins and spareribs were
also slow but loins worked sllrhtly higher.


PACIFIC COAST Steer beef sold steady to
50# lower with most of the decline in Cali-
fornia; cow beef steady to $1.00 lower, the full
downturn in the northwest. Veal was steady to
$2.00 lower and calf mostly steady. Spring
lamb sold $1.00-2.00 lower, instances $3.00 off
in Los Angeles. Old crop lamb was mostly $1.00
lower. Fresh pork sold mainly $1.00 lower,
with extremes $2.00 off and smoked pork was
mostly steady, except hams weak to $2.00 lower.
Most meats were in liberal supply and in
some instances exceeded the current narrow de-
mand. The demand generally centered on special-
ty items such as hams and spring lamb for the
Easter holiday. Retailers tended to make pur-
chases only for immediate needs.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CABLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Steer and heifer beef closed 500-$1.00 higher,
instances $1.50 up on steer beef. Cow beef
sold steady to 50# lower; lamb 50#-$1.00 lower.
Pork loins were mostly $2.00 higher; Boston
butts about steady and fresh hams steady to
$1.50 lower. Pork sides were 20-60# lower.
Demand for steer and heifer beef was moderately
good with supplies normal. Clearance was only
fair on most classes.
Following prices f.o.b. packing plant:
Choice 600-700# steer beef $40.00-41.00, a few
carlote $41.50; Choice 700-800# $39.00-40.00;
Good 600-700# $37.00-38.50, high-Good $38.75-
39.00; Good 700-800# $36.50-38.00. Choice
500-700# heifer carcasses $38.00-39.00; Good
500-700# $35.50-37.00; Utility cow beef $30.00-
31.00; Canner and Cutter $30.50-31.50. Choice
with some Prime 45-55# lamb carcasses $33.25-
35.50. Pork loins 8-12# $39.00-40.50; fresh
hams 12-14# $37.00-33.00; 14-16# $35.50-36.50;
Boston butts 4-8# $35.00-37.00. U. S. 1, 2
and 3, 135-155# pork carcasses $23.60-25.05;
155-175# $23.80-24.80.



CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Steer beef sold 50 -$1.50
higher, except steady to 500 higher at Chicago
where part of an early week advance was erased
on the close. Heifer beef was steady to 50#
higher, except 504-$1.50 up at Philadelphia.
Cow beef sold steady to 500 lower at most
points although steady to 50# higher at Phila-
delphia; lamb weak to $2.00 lower, mostly 500-
$1.50 off. Pork loins were $1.00-1.50 higher.
Trading on steer and heifer beef was
moderately active with cow beef and lamb slow.
Supplies of most classes were moderate.








WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification ------ -- ----- -- ----- -- -- -
2 Apr. 1 : Apr. 2 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 : Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 1 : Apr. 2
S1961 1960 _: 1961 _32 6Q 91_ I26.Q _t 1 91. I 26Q -


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

8-14
4-8
V down


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


44.25
44.25
42.75
41.50
41.75


64.00
55.10
48.70


47.90
46.95
44.20
44.70


63.00
54.00
49.00


43.00
41.62
39.62
39.62

41.50
41.00
38.25

61.00
53.75
48.88


46.00
44.75
45.51
43.31

45.00
45.00
41.56

58.50
54.00
49.88


41.62
40.50
41.00
39.25

39.50





52.00


45.00
45.50
44.00
43.00

43.50
42.50




55.00


38.80 50.00 38.31 46.50 40.50* 47.25*
38.80 46.00 38.31 46.50 40.00* 47.25*


44.40
40.00
41.25


44.70
36.70
42.00


41.18
38.00
38.19


42.75
33.13
39.75


48.00
42.50
46.50


47.00
38.50
44.75


40.56
39.00
39.69
38.69

40.25
39.06
39.00


42.00*
42.00*

43.62
41.00
42.50


45.00
43.25
43.00
41.00

44.75
45.25
42.00


45.62
36.62
43.12


45.50 46.00 48.25 51.25 49.00 50.50 48.50 50.00


48.00

34.00
17.25


38.50 53.25 50.00 56.00 49.00 54.00 49.88

29.50 38.50 34.00 36.00 32.00 35.00 32.50
12.75 16.75 12.75 18.00 16.50 18.00 14.59


*Spring lamb. BULK PRICES CAHLT

Classification Prices
------ ----


steer Beer-
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -


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
umb -
Prime 55-45#
45-55
55-65
Choice 55-45
45-55
55-65


Fresh pork -
Loins


41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
39.50-40.00
38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50
37.50-38.00

39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50
36.50-37.00
36.50-37.00

30.50-31.50
31.00-31.50

36.00-37.00
34.50-35.00
31.00-33.50
36.00-37.00
34.50-35.00
31.00-33.50


BASIS EEK ENDED MAR. 51, 1961
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40.00
38.50-39.50
38.50-39.00

36.00-39.10
36.00-38.00

38.00-40.00
37.70-38.25
35.50-36.75
35.50-36.75

30.00-31.20


34.50-35.50
32.50-34.00
28.50-32.25


8-12# 40.00-40.50


40.00-40.50
39.00-39.25
38.25-38.75

37.50-38.75
37.00-37.50

38.00-38.50
38.00-38.50
35.50-36.00
35.50-36.00

30.00-30.50
30.50-31.00


33.25-34.25


33.25-34.25


39.50-40.00


42.50-44.00
41.50-42.50
41.00-42.00
40.50-41.00
40.00-40.50
39.50-40.00


37.50-40.00
35.00-36.50
33.00-34.50
37.50-40.00
35.00-36.50
33.00-34.50


42.50-43.50
41.50-42.50
40.50-41.50

39.00-41.00
38.50-40.00


41.00-42.00



32.00-33.00
32.50-33.00

40.00-40.50
36.00-37.50
33.50-35.50
40.00-40.50
36.00-37.50
33.50-35.50

41.00-41.50


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CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION l/


Number (000 omirted) :
- : : la**.: : :
Feb. Jan. : Feb. Feb. Feb.
: 1961 1961 1961 : 1960 : 1961:


Cattle:
Steers ...........
Heifers ..........
Cows.............
Bulls and Stags..
Total 2/.........
Canners & Cutters 3_/
Hogs:
Sows.............
Barrows and Gilts
Stags and Boars..
Total 2/.........
Sheep and Lambs:
Lambs C: Yearlings
Sheep............
Total 2/.........


788
336
294
17
1,455
152

264
4,793
20
5,077

1,087
50
1,117


868
370
372
21
1,651
175

345
5,360
40
5,745

1,265
35
1,500


1,656
706
666
58
3,066
325

609
10,153
61
10,825

2,352
65
2,417


806
310
306
14
1,436
134

355533
5,485
23
5,841

1,049
27
1,076


54.9
23.4
20.5
1.2
100.0
10.6

5.2
94.4
.4
100.0

97.53
2.7
100.0


Percent


Jan. .
1961


55.2
22.7
22.8
1.5
100.0
10.6

6.0
95.5
.7
100.0

97.5
2.7
100.0


Jan.-*
Feb. .
1961:


54.0
23.0
21.7
1.3
100.0
10.6

5.6
93.8
.6
100.0

97.3
2.7
100.0


Feb.
1960


56.1
21.6
21.3
1.0
100.0
9.3

5.7
93.9
.4
100.0

97.5
2.5
100.0


1/ Based on reports from packers. 2/
3/ Included in cattle classification.


Totals based on rounded numbers.


CLASSIFICATION OF BARROW AND GILT SLAUGHTER
AS REPORTED BY COOPERATING PACKERS


Hogs
: slaughtered under
: Federal inspection
Number


Barrows and Gilts reported separately
: Firms : Head : Barrows Gilts
: rep sorting :
Number Number Percent Percent


Oct. 1960...
Nov. 1960...
Dec. 1960...
Jan. 1961...
Feb. 1961...


Region


5,407,000 21 9835,000 53.53 46.'
5,707,000 25 1,277,000 53.46 46.
5,753,000 28 1,221,000 53.77 46.
5,744,000 28 1,234,000 53.20 46.1
5,078,000 28 1,419,000 52.39 47.1

PERCENTAGE DISTRIBUTION, BY CLASSES, OF CATTLE SLAUGHTERED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
FEBRUARY 1961


: Steers : Heifers :


: February


: 1961 : 1960:
Pot. Pet.
N. Atlantic States... 75.8 74.2
S. Atlantic States... 45.5 54.1
N.C. States-Eastern.. 53.7 57.4
N.C. States-N.Western 54.4 51.6
I.C. States-S.Western 62.9 65.9
S. Central States.... 42.5 50.6
Mountain States...... 33.3 40.8
Pacific States....... 71.7 64.0


February:
1961: 1960:
Pct. Pct.
1.7 1.3
8.1 8.5
15.7 12.0
26.9 24.7
21.9 18.2
15.5 18.1
51.1 46.0
15.4 18.8


17
54
30
80
61


: Bulls and :Canners &
Cows : Stags : Cutters,
: _:all classes
February : February : February
1961: 1960: 1961: 1960: 1961: 1960
Pct. Pet. Pet. Pet. Pct. Pct.
21.7 23.6 .8 .9 8.7 10.7
44.1 35.9 2.5 1.5 19.5 18.6
51.0 28.9 1.6 1.7 15.5 13.6
17.5 22.6 1.2 1.1 7.2 8.2
14.9 17.6 .5 .3 7.7 6.0
40.5 29.7 1.9 1.6 29.4 17.4
14.6 12.6 1.0 .6 4.5 3.0
11.4 15.5 1.5 1.7 4.5 5.6


Month





272


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


-- 7-- "--- -a -- -
February January- February : Percentage
: Feb. 1961 of
: Feb. : 5-yr.
1961 1960- 1961 1960 1960 3el
- - - - _q *


Number slaughtered under Federal i
Cattle.......... 1,435
Calves.......... 385
Hogs............ 5,078
Sheep & lambs... 1,117
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,051.2
Calves.......... 204.1


Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...
Average cost to packers:
Cattle..........
Calves..........
Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...
Dressings yields: (per
Cattle.... 0.....
Calves...........
Hogs /.........
Sheep & lambs...
Lard per 100#...
Lard per animal.
Average dressed weight:
Cattle*.""......
Steers 2/.......
Heifers 2/......
Cows 2/...........
Calves*..........
Hogs...... **0 .....
Sheep & lambs...
Condemnations: 3/( number


Cattle..........
Calves..........
Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...
Total dressed weight
Beef............
Veal............
Pork(carcass wt.)
Lamb & mutton...
Total 4/........
Pork, excl.lard
Lard production 5/
Rendered pork fat


235.2
105.1
(dollars
22.55
24.12
17.94
17. 08
LOO pounds


57.5
56.4
76.6
48.8
15.3
31.4
(pounds)
604.4
665.1
564.9
509.6
115.1
180.2
51.3
of head)


4, bi6 b
2,011
9,287
4,0035
- Excluding
864,785
44,087
913,351
57,121
1,879,345
696,199
158,955
6,480


nspections
1,457
389
5,841
1,076


(thousands
5,067
812
10,822
2,417


1,055.5 1
198.8
231.8
104.1
per 100 pounds)
22.57
25.04
13.43
19.52
live weight)
57.4
57.7
76.1
48.6
13.0
30.2


605.9
661.3
543.9
533.9
114.7
176.4
50.6

4,368
2,152
9,369
5,767
condemned:
867,912
44,556
1,028,711
54,256
1,995,236
788,091
176,082
6,578


055.7
204.8
238.1
103.8

22.42
23.74
17.47
17.03

57.53
56.2
76.5
48.8
13.3
51.6


of head)
5,001
802
12,357
2,313

1,059.7
200.9
254.1
105.2

22.34
24.57
12.88
18.87


100
99
87
104

100
103
101
101

99
96
154
88


105
81
94
104

102
100
101
102

113
114
116
88


57.4
57.3
76.4
48.7
13.4
31.4


605.3 608.2



115.2 115.2
182.1 178.8
50.7 50.3

9,652 9,465
4,255 4,526
19,828 19,111
9,604 7,701
(thousands of pounds)
1,850,870 1,819,701
95,024 91,904
1,967,234 2,205,753
122,095 116,011
4,033,221 4,233,369
1,500,485 1,676,395
341,725 386,844
13,620 14,282


/- Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2/fAlso
cattle. 3/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded Eumbers.
rendered pork fat.


100 107
99 82
89 96
105 107
94 101
88 98
90 90
99 83
included with
5/ Includes






273


COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, FEBRUARY, 1961 l/


Month
peri


Feb. 1961
Feb. 1960
Jan.-Feb.
Jan.-Feb.


Cattle

and :Federally : ther : T Av*
od inspected com- Total live.
mercial: : weight "
Thousand head Pounds
.... 1,435.4 426.7 1,862.1 1,025
.... 1,436.8 421.6 1,858.4 1,027
1961 2/. 3,067.4 910.4 3,977.8 1,027
1960 V/. 5,001.2 888.2 3,889.4 1,030
__-----.-----------------T3


Calves


Federally : Other Av.
inspected : com- Total : live
mercial : weight,
Thousand head Pounds
385.0 223.7 608.7 213
388.8 221.8 610.6 207
811.7 463.4 1,275.1 216
802.2 455.6 1,257.8 211


Hogs : Sheep and lambs


Feb. 1961 ........ 5,077.8 946.9 6,024.7 233 1,117.5 121.6 1,239.1
Feb. 1960 ........ 5,841.1 1,167.4 7,008.5 229 1,076.0 119.4 1,195.4
Jan.-Feb. 1961 2/. 10,822.2 1,995.1 12,817.3 256 2,417.3 275.3 2,692.6
Jan.-Feb. 1960 / L12 557.4 _2L4530.8 14L788.2 232 ~312.6 259.0 2 571.6
1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.


105
104
104
103


COMMERCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, FEBRUARY,1961 1/
Month and : Beef :: / :~ Lamb : Total
period : : : : and mutton : meat : -L
Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Nil.1b. Nil. lb. Mil. lb. Nil. lb.


Feb. 1961 ..... 1,085 75 822 63 2,043
Feb. 1960 ..... 1,086 72 940 60 2,158
Jan.-Feb.1961.. 2,319 154 1,768 135 4,376
Jan.-Feb.1960.. 2,278 150 1,996 128 4,552
1/ kccludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
5/ Includes rendered pork fat7
Agricultural Estimates Division.


181
203
387
442


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS--BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/


Beef

: Feb. : Feb.
1961 : 1960
Thous. pounds


: Veal and calf :
: Feb. Feb.
: 1961 1960
Thous. pounds


Lamb and mutton
Feb. Feb.
1961 : 1960
Thous. pounds


Prime .*.*.........**
Choice ..............
Good ................
Standard ............
Commercial ..........
Utility .............
Cutter ..............
Canner ..............
Cull *.............*

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

Bull and stag beef ..
All other meats
and lard..........


17,148
547,448
124,080
15,083
4,438
6,829
780


16,436
341,935
150,592
14,734
4,571
4,829
812


54
1,957
8,443
1,212

123


89
2,267
6,637
1,182

132


5,558
235,418
511


161
15,408
1,723


-- 2 13 1 --
516,029 533----- ---- --,960 11,791 10,19 27,495 17,298


650

11,809


705

12,281


1/ Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for grading
or acceptance.


Grade


*







AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
: Mar. : Feb. : Jan. : Mar. : Average
Commodity and unit : 15 : 15 : 15 : 15 : Jan. 1947-
: 1961 : 1961 : 1961 : 1960 : Dec. 1949
Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 17.10 17.60 16.50 15.10 21.90
All beef cattle 20.90 20.70 20.80 21.80 20.20
Cows I" 15.30 14.80 14.50 15.90 --
Steers and heifers I 23.10 23.20 25.80 24.10 --
Calves i" 24.40 25.90 25.50 25.3.0 22.60
Sheep 5.96 5.82 5.53 6.27 9.15
Lambs 16.60 16.80 16.50 20.50 21.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. .402 .599 .393 .445 .460
Corn Per bu. 1.01 1.00 .963 .999 1.64
Oats .595 .602 .598 .676 .852
Barley .847 .859 .820 .839 1.37
Hay, all baled ton 20.60 21.20 21.30 22.90 22.40
Cottonseed 44.80 44.70 44.60 39.80 71.60
Mar. av.
Hog-corn price ratio 3/ 1950-59
United States Bushel 16.9 17.6 17.1 15.1 15.9
N. Central States 17.2 18.5 18.5 15.9 14.4
Iowa 18.6 19.0 18.1 18.2 --

Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 = 100) 1947-49
All farm products 243 244 241 241 271
Feed grains and hay 150 150 146 155 250
Meat animals 309 509 504 309 354
Prices paid by farmers -
Commodities & services, interest,
taxes, and wage rates 502 502 501 300 250

1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
7/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment.
3/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 Ibs. of hog, live weight.

EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
- ------------------------------------------------------ ------------
? Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit base :-_ _based_on daQa.fr_
prices 2/ : Mar_ 1961 : Feb. 1961 : MarL 1960_

Hogs Per cwt. Dol......... 7.08 21.40 21.40 21.40
Beef cattle it ......... 7.87 23.80 235.80 25.80
Calves ......... 8.70 26.50 26.30 26.20
Lambs ", ......... 8.58 25.30 25.30 25.60
Wool Per lb. n ......... 4/ .249 .752 .752 .744
Corn bu. ......... .538 1.62 1.62 1.64
Oats n t ......... .279 .843 .845 .845
Barley n ......... .415 1.25 1.25 1.27
Cottonseed ton ......... 4/ 20.80 62.80 62.80 67.20
1/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 501 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949, 1954,
and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1951-December 1960 average (includ-
ing an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting
from price support operations) by dividing by 253 percent (the 120-month average of the Index of
Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed loans and other supple-
mental payments) unless otherwise noted.
3/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for months
indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the following calen-
dar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1951-60 (including an allowance,
where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting from price
support operations).





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SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
FEBRUARY 1961

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North
Central States during February 1961 totaled 311 thousand head, up nearly 16 per-
cent from the 270 thousand head shipped in February last year. Of the total
cattle and calves received in these 8 States during the month, slightly more than
131 thousand moved through public stockyards and nearly 180 thousand were
received direct. The direct movement was 58 percent of the total this February
compared with 57 percent a year earlier. Cattle and calves shipped into these
States during January-February 1961 totaled 787 thousand head, up 22 percent
from the January-February 1960 total.

February shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these
8 North Central States amounted to 128 thousand head, compared with 160
thousand head during February last year--a 20 percent decrease. Of the total
received during February, 65 thousand came through public markets and
63 thousand were received direct. A total of 305 thousand head of stocker and
feeder sheep and lambs were shipped into these 8 States during January-February
1961, down 5 percent from the total for January-February 1960.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and ihe.-p Received in Selected North Central States
February 1960 and 1961 1/

Cattle and Calves


Public stock :


State


Direct


yaras :
February : February : February : Jan.-Feb.
: 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961


Ohio........: 4,061 2,894 1,521 1,557 5,582 4,451 13,334 11,637
Indiana.....: 6,094 3,826 12,458 8,233 18,552 12,059 44,282 34,598
Illinois....: 15,263 16,137 30,789 33,805 46,052 49,942 108,557 130,122
Michig-i ....: 2,245 1,639 i,106 1,102 3,351 2,741 7,363 6,838
Minnesota...: 12,397 12,915 22,673 26,882 35,070 39,797 95,803 97,873
Iowa........: 51,820 60,769 54,557 64,643 106,377 125,412 255,069 311,068
South Dakota: 6,683 7,665 4,105 6,049 10,788 13,714 24,209 31,093
Nebraska....: 17,695 25,731 26,138 37,569 43,833 63,300 99,o68 164,204

Total :116,258 153,347 269,605 647,685
8 States : 131,576 179,840 311,416 787,433

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio........: 741 1,999 586 1,873 1,327 3,872 2,541 7,680
Indiana.....: 1,129 571 226 200 1,355 771 3,803 1,733
Illinois....: 2,870 3,503 16,001 9,034 18,871 12,537 39,256 20,284
Michigan....: 2,053 2,158 1,535 --- 3,588 2,158 3,983 3,758
Minnesota...: 14,581 18,280 12,497 5,918 27,078 24,198 68,556 63,099
Iowa........: 15,937 18,604 51,o046 28,756 66,983 47,360 129,788 131,785
South Dakota: 6,308 11,487 4,769 10,781 11,077 22,268 27,395 46,688
Nebraska.... 18,076 8,464 11,961 6,593 30,037 15,057 45,220 30,445

Total : 61,695 98,621 160,316 320,542
8 States : 65,066 63,155 128,221 305,472

1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under 'Direct' are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.


Total





276

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


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-4/4/61
Permit 1001


University of Florida
Documents Librarian
11-4-59 The University Libraries
LS-CLS Gainesville. Fla.


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


6 S 0
6 6 6 6
.* : *Kansas: Fort :
Classification .Chicago *Omaha : City : Worth Denver: Ogden.
: W o r
6 6 6


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (
Prime Apr. 1,
Apr. 2,
Choice Apr. 1,
Apr. 2,

Good Apr. 1,
Apr. 2,


fooled) 110# down
1961 17.80 --
1960 22.75 22.40
1961 17.18 16.90
1960 22.08 21.65

1961 16.12 15.98
1960 21.15 20.65
------------


EWES: (Wooled) All vts.


Good and Apr. 1,
Choice Apr. 2,
Cull and Apr. 1,
Utility Apr. 2,

FEEDER LAMBS: All
Good and Apr. 1,
Choice Apr. 2,

*Spring lambs.
**Shorn basis.


1961
1960
1961
1960

wts.
1961
1960


7.25
8.25
6.60
7.00


6.62
7.00
5.75
5.25


-- 16.58
-- 21.25


18.50*
23.12*
17.50*
22.50*

16.55*



5.20
6.50
4.40
5.00


23.20*
17.70*
22.50*

16.50*
21.70*


7.
7.


21.92
16.56
21.40

15.78
20.12


-- 6.88
-- 6.88**
00** 5.50
50** 4.75**


-- 15.52
-- 18.20 S


L6.25
0.25


21.75 21.25
16.42
21.25 20.56

-- 15.58
20.58 19.00


-- 5.75**
6.50 7.75
-- 4.00**
4.75 6.00

-- 14.50
s- 16.62


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