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MEAT



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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, ASR1
U.S. DEPARTME
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Vol. 28, No. 17


April 26, 1960


Week ended April 25


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

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

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

Wool Market Review . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .
Special to this issue
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received
North Central States, March 1960 .
United States Exports of Livestock, February


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United States Exports of Meats, February 1960 .
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter steers and heifers at
midwest markets showed only moderate change on
Monday. However, sharp declines were recorded
later in the week when supplies were liberal.
Closing sales on fed steers were largely $1.00-
1.50 lower for the week at Chicago and steady to
$1.00 lower elsewhere. Fed heifers sold steady
to 500 lower except 500 to mostly $1.00 off at
Chicago. Barrows and gilts sold steady to 25
lower over most of the Corn Belt. Prices on old
crop slaughter lambs were uneven being steady
to 500 higher aside from the steady to 50O
lower trends at Omaha, So. St. Paul and Denver.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Cattle supplies
at midwest stockyards increased substantially as
religious holidays ended. Receipts were up fully
20 percent at 12-markets compared with Easter
-week when arrivals were smallest of the year to
date. The most spectacular increase occurred in
Chicago where supplies were around 50 percent
greater and the largest in three months. Twelve-
market receipts were also the largest in three
months. While the end of religious holidays was
probably the most important factor in the supply
increase, recent price upturns and improved rural
road conditions also played a part. Generally
lower prices accompanied the increase in market-
ings, the steer price decline accelerating rapid-
ly after Monday with closing prices for all
classes of cattle generally at the week's low.
Good to Prime steers declined $1.00-1.50 in
Chicago with some high-Choice and low-Prime
$2.00 lower while steers Standard and below sold
weak to $1.00 off. At other midwest markets
steers closed unevenly steady to $1.00 lower.
Heifers were generally steady to 500 lower with
the decline measuring 504-1.00 in Chicago. Cows
averaged steady for the second consecutive week,
although trends varied both 504 higher and 500
lower. Bulls sold steady to 500 higher, while
vealers held steady at St. Louis National Stock
Yards and So. St. Paul. The proportion of Choice
steers increased at some markets, while the
better than 8 percent Prime in Chicago was up
sharply from the previous week.
In Chicago, closing steer prices bore little
resemblance to the opening market as bulk of the
week's decline occurred after Monday. Most early
sales Choice and Prime steers $27.50-32.50, late
bulk $26.25-31.50. Load Prime steers early
$33.00 but nothing above $32.50 later. At mar-
kets outside Chicago, Prime steers reached $50.50
and high-Choice grades as high as $29.00. Most
Choice steers over the area $26.50-28.50, Good
largely $2..50-26.50. A few Prime heifers
$28.50-29.00, Choice mainly $26.00-27.50, Good
to low-Choice ;22.50-26.50. Utility and Commer-
cial cows bulked $16.00-18.00, Canners and Cutters
$15.50-16.50. Cows comprised 25 percent of the


run in So. St. Paul but formed less than 10
percent of arrivals at other midwest mar-
kets.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and
calves at terminal markets were fairly liberal
for an April week. A large percent of the
supplies consisted of 550-750# yearlings.
High Medium to average-Choice grades predomi-
nated. A moderate number of Good and Choice
450-525-/ calves and short yearlings were in-
cluded but calves under 450# and particularly
under 400# were in limited number. Feeder
steers over 800C were in moderate supply and
those offered usually showed evidence of some
grain feeding. There was more than the normal
amount of variation in price trends at the
different markets. Several conflicting factors
tended to influence considerable unevenness
and variation in price trends. On the one
hand, the start of a new grazing season with
above average early spring pasture conditions
was a factor encouraging interest in stocker
fleshed cattle. At the same time many poten-
tial buyers were busy trying to catch up on
field work, and in addition a severe price
break in slaughter cattle prices at some major
midwest terminals not only tended to curb de-
mand for feeders but also caused stocker buy-
ers to proceed with more caution while they
reappraised the situation. In some western
and southwestern areas range contracting for
fall delivery was virtually brought to a
standstill as buyers adopted a wait-and-see
attitude. At Omaha and Kansas City prices
generally were steady to strong, instances 500
higher, while at Sioux City a 504-1.00 decline
was recorded. At other midwest terminals
prices were steady to 504 lower. In some
instances early week strength was erased and
in general prices showed increasing weakness
as the week progressed.
Few loads Choice 525-575# stock steers,
mostly short yearlings, brought $30.00-31.00;
majority Good and Choice 575-750# yearlings
$25.00-29.50, few of Good $24.50. Several
loads Choice 675# were included at $29.50.
Medium to low-Good stockers ranged $22.00-
26.00. Good and Choice 800-1050# feeders
brought $25.00-26.50, several loads fleshy
1000# $25.50-25.75 and Choice 1143# $25.00.
A few Choice 775-875# feeders sold from
$27.00-27.50. Good and Choice yearling
heifers brought $22.00-28.00 with weight and
flesh as well as quality important in determin-
ing price. Good and Choice stock steer calves
ranged $26.00-34.00, majority $28.00-32.00;
same grades heifer calves $23.00-30.00. A few
Medium and Good stock cows sold $15.00-18.50.







HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at the
12 terminals were 10 percent larger than the
previous pre-Easter week but 5 percent smaller
than the same week a year ago. Mixed No. 1-3,
190-260,/ barrows and gilts again comprised the
bulk of receipts with some of the western Corn
Belt markets receiving an increased volume 240,
and heavier. Sows comprised 5-11 percent at
the various centers. Although many consignments
were sorted for both weight and grade uniformity
bulk of the barrows and gilts were offered and
sold in lots of mixed grade and weight. Prices
during the week revealed unevenness with the
available day-to-day supply the dominating
factor in the week's trading. However, lower
wholesale pork prices also proved to be a bear-
ish factor. A general price upturn on Monday
was more than offset under the influence of
very liberal receipts on Tuesday with some
fluctuations occurring the balance of the week.
Barrows and gilts closed the week steady to 250
lower at most centers. Sows averaged about
steady but varied both 250 lower and 250 higher.
At the close, selected lots of U. S. No. 1,
and No. 1-2, usually 190-250,# barrows and gilts
brought $16.55-17.00, and up to $17.25 at Indian-
apolis. Mixed U. S. 1-3, 190-260# butchers
closed from $15.75-16.75, bulk $16.00-16.50.
Mixed U. S. 1-5, 300-600p sows ranged from
$13.00-15.00, largely $13.50-14.75.
Feeder pigs closed steady at So. St. Paul
and strong to 50# higher at Sioux City. Medium
and Good 150-160C/ feeder pigs at Sioux City sold
at $15.00-16.00, few $16.25 while mostly Good
150-160# at So. St. Paul brought $14.50-15.50.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts were estimated to be only slight-
ly larger than the previous week, but around 9
percent more than the corresponding week last
year. Following liberal supplies on Monday,
daily numbers were only moderate to small.
Around 70 percent of the butcher supply was mixed
U. S. No. 1-5, 200-240# weights.
Closing prices compared with the previous
Friday were 10-25# higher on butchers and sows.
At the close, mixed U. S. No. 1-5, 190-240#
butchers sold at $15.50-16.25, limited volume
mostly No. 1 and 2 selected lots $16.15-16.65;
No. 1-5, 270-400# sows $14.00-15.25, 400-550#
$12.85-14.75.

SHEEP AND LAMBS The 12-market receipts
were slightly less than last week and 8 per-
cent under a year ago. Trading was moderately
active and demand fairly good. Prices for old
crop slaughter lambs were uneven with late sales
steady to 500 higher except steady to 50# lower
at So. St. Paul, Denver, and Omaha as receipts
at these markets were moderately expanded over
a week earlier. Spring slaughter lambs were
steady to $1.00 higher; slaughter ewes were
weak to $1.50 lower, mainly 500-1.00 off; feeder
lambs steady to 500 lower.
On late rounds, Choice and Prime 90-111#


515
wooled slaughter lambs sold from $21.50-
22.50, instances '23.00; most Choice 85-115,
320.50-22.00; Good and Choice .19.50-21.50.
Choice and Prime 90-114,/ shorn No. 2 to fall
shorn pelt lambs brought X20.75-21.50, some
No. 1 and fall shorn lambs to $22.25; Choice
90-118r shorn lambs 319.75-21.50, mostly
,2u.00-21.00; Good and Choice $18.50-20.00.
Choice and Prime 76-Iu8.. spring slaughter
lambs brought $22.50-24.00; Good and Choice
222.00-23.50. Cull to Choice shorn slaugh-
ter ewes brought 4$2.50-6.50, few $7.00.
Scattered Good 70-100# feeder lambs brought
$16.00-19.75; Choice 60#/ spring feeders
$22.00 at Omaha.
In the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area, the week's trend on Choice and Prime
wooled slaughter lambs was mostly steady,
instances .1.00 higher, while Good lambs
were steady to 500 lower. Shorn lambs were
mainly steady, instances 250 lower. Slaugh-
ter ewes 500-1.00 lower. Demand was fairly
good for the moderate volume offered. Around
55 percent of the week's receipts were re-
ceived from outside the area.
On Friday, Choice and mixed Choice and
Prime 90-105# wooled slaughter lambs de-
livered to packing plants sold from $21.00-
22.00, most sales $21.00-21.50; Prime high-
yielding lambs reached $22.50 in one section;
Choice 105-120# $19.50-21.00; Good and Choice
90-110# $19.00-20.50. Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 90-100l shorn lambs with
No. 2 to fall pelts brought $20.00-21.00;
Choice 90-100# with No. 2 and 3 pelts
$19.00-20.00; Good and Choice 90-105# shorn
lambs $18.50-20.00; Cull to Choice shorn
slaughter ewes ranged from $2.50-5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
out of California and Arizona feedlots active,
steady to 500 higher; stocker and feeder
cattle mostly steady, instances 50# lower on
feeder steers; spring lambs steady to strong.
Slaughter steers: For delivery varying
from immediate to July, loadlots mostly
Choice, 900-1240# $27.00-28.00; Good and
Choice 800-1300# $26.00-27.00; mostly Good
775-1200# $25.00-26.00, Standard and Good
850-1175/ $22.25-24.50. Slaughter heifers
In So. California, 2 loads average-Choice
to low-Prime 9506 $27.50; over California
and Arizona, Good and Choice 725-950/ $25.65-
27.00.
Choice and Fancy 400-460# stock calves





316
$29.00-32.00 on steers, $27.00-30.00 on heifers,
1,000 head 250-275# mixed steer and heifer calves
$31.00. Good and Choice 500-900# stocker and
feeder steers mainly $25.00-27.00, some lots ex-
pected 875-1000# $24.50, and mostly Good 600-700#
$24.00; Good and Choice 500-750# heifers $24.50-
25.75.
Choice and Prime spring slaughter lambs
$21.00-22.50; Good to mostly Choice spring
feeders $20.50-21.00.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle direct at feedlots in Colorado slow. Fed
steers sold fully steady early in the week, but
no sales confirmed late; fed heifers weak to 50O
lower. In Colorado 67 loads Choice 1040-1575#
fed steers $26.25-27.50, mostly $26.65-27.40; 4
loads high-Good and low-Choice 1140-1150# $25.00-
25.50; 2 loads Standard and Good 1156# steers
$21.50. Nineteen loads average to high-Choice
775-1000# fed heifers $26.25-26.75, late sales
$26.25-26.50; 93 loads Choice 800-1000# $25.75-
26.25; 10 loads high-Good to Choice 875-975#
$24.75-25.25; 2 loads Standard to Good 850-955#
heifers $22.00-22.75.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves poor as most buyers have taken a wait-and-
see attitude in regard to replacement cattle due
to the declines on slaughter cattle. The few
sales and contracts confirmed made at steady to
weak prices. Western Kansas: 10 loads mostly
Choice 550-590# feeder heifers $26.00; 14 loads
Good and Choice 550-720# $24.90-25.50. Western
Nebraska: 2 loads Choice 625# feeder heifers
$26.00. Colorado: 4 loads 1050# steers in high-
Good to Choice slaughter flesh went for further
feeding at $24.75.
In Colorado sales confirmed on 28 loads fed
lambs at weak to 500 lower prices. Choice and
mixed Choice and Prime 110-117# fed wooled lambs
$21.50-21.75, with same grades 96-118# shorn
lambs with No. 1 pelts 96-118# $20.50-21.50, few
mostly Choice UO110-115# $19.50-20.00. Car of
Wyoming ewe lambs wool 480 a pound, grease basis.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct trade
very slow; limited sales fed steers steady to 500
lower; stockers and feeders unchanged. Six loads
Good and low-Choice 975-1075# fed steers $24.25-
25.00, 20 loads Standard 785-9001# $23.00-23.50.
About 1,500 Good and Choice 575-800# stocker and
feeder steers $25.00-26.75; 500 same grades 550-
6501 heifers $25.00-25.25; 250 Choice and Fancy
400-425# stock calves for October delivery
$30.00 on steers and $28.00 on heifers; several
sales Choice 425-550# stock calves through May
delivery $29.50-31.00 steers, $27.00-29.00 heifers.
Amarillo Area Slaughter steers and heifers
slow, steady; stockers and feeders fairly active,
fully steady. Three loads Good to low-Choice
950# fed steers $25.80; 9 loads Choice 1000-1025#
fed heifers $26.00-26.40, few Standard and Good


800-850# $22.50-24.85, 11 loads Standard and
Good 700# heifers $43.00, carcass basis. Good
and Choice 540-850# stocker and feeder steers
$25.25-31.00 and same grades 550-700# heifers
$22.50-25.65. Good and Choice stock steer
calves $27.00-32.50, heifers $24.00-31.00.
Few Choice 625-700# steers contracted for
fall delivery $25.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Fed
steers in Washington fully steady to strong,
about steady elsewhere; heifers steady to
strong, instances 750 higher in Washington;
limited sales stocker and feeder classes
about steady; slaughter lambs 50f lower.
Slaughter steers: Washington Mostly
Choice 1050-1250# $26.25-27.50, largely
$27.00-27.50; mixed Good and Choice 1150-
1240# $26.00-26.50. Idaho Mostly Choice
1025-1100# $26.25-26.75, several loads $26.00
for May-June delivery. Heifers: Washing-
ton Mostly Choice 850-875# $24.50-26.25,
large share $24.50-25.50. Idaho Mostly
Choice 825# $25.75, other Choice 800-950#
$25.25-25.50.
Washington String Good to mostly Choice
1000# partly fattened feeder steers $25.25;
Good 515# stock calves $24.00 on heifers,
$26.00 on steers. Oregon Good and Choice
stock calves for fall delivery at $26.00 on
heifers, $28.00 on steers; string Good and
Choice 450# calves for current delivery
$25.50 on heifers, $27.50 on steers.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon Mostly Choice
shorn slaughter lambs $17.50 to mostly $18.00,
few loads $19.00-19.25 delivered.
Wool: Washington Mostly fine wool
45-46-3/40 per grease pound delivered Port-
land. Couple wool pools of mixed grade ewes
wool from farm flocks 45.75-51.610 grease
basis, f.o.b. Oregon Mixed grade, mostly
lambs wool 47-1/2-55# grease basis.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Windy and scattered light precipi-
tation early, cooling with prospects of
general shower activity late, snow at higher
elevations.
Flurry of trading at feedlots in South-
ern Montana for immediate to fall delivery
at fully steady prices but trade slowed late.
Confirmed sales totaled 3,465 slaughter steers
and heifers. Two loads average to high-Choice
1298# fed steers $25.50; Good and Choice
steers for current to October delivery
$24.00-25.00, heifers $23.50-24.50.
Stockers and feeders slow, about steady.
In Montana, 250 high-Good and Choice near
480# stock steer calves $28.00 and 106 head
485# Choice steer yearlings in northern Mon-
tana $23.00. A 200-head string Good and
Choice steer yearlings in Northern Montana
at $23.00 for fall delivery. No sales were
confirmed on sheep and lambs or wool.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
Cattle : Calve:s ogs :Sheep and lam s
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Market : Apr.23 : Apr.25 : Apr.25 Apr.25 : Apr.25 : Apr.25 : Apr.23 : Apr.25
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 : 1960 :1959 : 1960 : 1959
Chicago ..7.7.7......... 44,203 36,411 221 301 32,751 5,156 3,869 7,674
Cincinnati ............. 3,546 3,087 696 729 11,880 12,514 221 443
Denver ................. 10,897 12,150 476 532 5,526 3,036 23,333 24,476
Fort Worth ............. 7,623 6,170 1,924 1,765 5,937 5,330 17,224 19,5336
Indianapolis ........... 6,765 6,995 691 642 33,071 39,089 791 1,727
Kansas City ............ 20,387 16,376 1,328 471 21,504 17,608 5,369 11,606
Oklahoma City .......... 6,998 6,176 929 525 4,566 3,866 2,876 3,328
Omaha .................. 36,792 41,080 542 650 41,478 46,488 15,547 12,824
St. Joseph ............. 16,677 14,786 545 273 35,257 30,428 3,136 4,518
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,158 15,059 1,648 2,106 70,647 67,506 1,915 5,247
Sioux City ............. 26,313 29,498 479 261 40,128 42,471 7,544 4,163
S. St. Paul ............ 21,667 21,501 6,187 5,715 50,126 51,436 6,882 3,204
Total .................. 217,006 209,069 15,666 13,970 350,851 3567,728 88,507 96,546
Total April 16 1960 ... 181,553 14,345 319,389 89,513


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Apr. 23, 1960 Apr. 16, 1960 Apr. 25, 1959
Hogs ..... 353,000 334,000 525,000
Sheep .... 24,900 25,700 22,800

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


SWeek ended Month T Three months ~
S Apr.21 4 Apr.14 I Apr.23 : Mar. Mar. 3 Jan.-Mar.
- ------------- J---I 1-U1 1 -13959 o 1960 1959 1 o9960 1959
Steers 1001# up .......***.....** 544 699 1,102 3,155 5,613 8,464 16,183
901-1000 ....*........ 1,900 2,013 2,521 10,979 10,498 27,320 30,441
801-900 ............. 2,772 2,935 3,817 14,886 15,457 42,249 42,906
701-800 ............. 4,796 4,033 5,725 15,160 19,712 49,907 50,050
501-700 ............. 14,454 12,749 12,449 40,885 53,726 109,582 119,989


Total steers
Av. wts. '
Av. cost* V


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IV VI V
VI Vt V


Total calves


" heifers
" cows


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Karn
Oma
S.
Sic
Dern
Ft.
Ok]
S.
St.
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markets ...... 24,466
*** *.... 692#1
**** $25.59
cago ......... 25.50
sas City ..... 25.95
ha ***........... 25.68
St. Paul ..... 22.89
Mx City *...... 26.71
ver .......... 25.65
Worth ....... 24.18
ahoma City ... 24.19
St. Joseph ... 25.56
Louis NSY ... 24.64
0 markets .... 7,061
S.... 4,027
S.... 383


Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS

S *i SSStS
SKansas S. St S SiouxS. St.Indian-' Ft. Okla. fSan
Week ended :Chicagot :Omaha: :Louis: c : :Denver: Wo:Wichita: Atonio
: City t Joseph NSt o City k Paul rapolis Worthd City
Stockers and feeders


Apr.22,1960
Apr.15,1906
Apr.24,1959


2
5
3


49
55
41


16 7 29 5 10
19 7 22 5 10
21 10 33 5 4
Slaughter cows


10
12
15


Apr.22,1960 4 8 8 7 9 6 25 13 23
Apr.15,1960 6 7 12 8 10 6 25 12 15
Apr.24,1959 7 8 6 4 8 4 25 10 10


70 75 60
60 75 55
50 75 59


15 8 18
15 8 17
20 9 14


22,429
704#
$25.47
24.853
25.65
25.67
24.10
26.29
25.69
24.06
24.22
25.42
24.35
5,400
5,016
55


25,614
726#
$28.68
28.44
28.14
30.07
25.52
50.07
29.51
26.97
26.553
28.16
28.28
6,258
5,5253
530


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
5,517


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
30,371
18,700
3,069


257,522
730#
$24.20
24.05
24.09
23.98
23.02
25.51
24.81
23.69
23.25
23.83
23.42
114,314
34,597
9,032


259,569
755#
$27.26
26.15
26.70
27.67
24.80
29.25
28.29
27.40
26.45
26.75
25.66
115,705
46,245
10,3553


45
45
45


20
20
15








STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER I -- -- -- -


: Percent of total t Average weight
o by grades (pounds)
- ----- ----- -- _-e _----

Apr.23 : Ap.21 A.25 Apr.21 : AF9.25
: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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

Apr.21 Apr.' 23
: 1960 : 1959


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


2,6(61
18,726
9,752
1,130

402
32,671

94
5,848
9,573
815
515
16,845

76
3,937
5,565
648
152
10,378

8
2,386
2,083
1,021

143
5,641


-
371
4,022
961

785
6,159


608
12,009
10,575
1,303
-
503
24,798

79
6,997
9,041
1,284
122
17,523

25
4,966
6,044
466
120



1,735
2,791
353

156
5,035



875
3,095
1,599

360
5,929


8.2
57.3
29.8
3.5

1.2


CHICAGO
2.5
48.4
42.6
5.3

1.2


OMAHA
.6 .5
34.7 39.9
56.8 51.6
4.8 7.5
3.1 .7


SIOUX CITY
.7 .2
37.9 42.8
53.6 52.0
6.3 4.0
1.5 1.0

- --FN~As 'CIfY -
.1 -
42.3 34.5
37.0 55.4
18.1 7.0

2.5 3.1

- 1 C rb1! S'98f


-
6.0
65.5
15.7

12.8


14.8
52.2
27.0

6.0


1,239
1,185
1,095
988

1,051
1,154

1,198
1,182
1,100
1,086
991
1,125


1,242
1,195
1,104
1,018

1,031
1,145

1,218
1,173
1,095
1,093
989
1,126


30.36
27.60
25.78
22.31

20.24
27.08

29.29
27.39
25.56
22.18
20.51


34.80
30.25
28.17
25.77

23.97
29.24

52.00
28.87
27.27
24.42
22.74


25.95 27.73


1,213 1,331 29.59 31.18
1,181 1,184 27.39 29.03
1,109 1,133 25.77 27.39
1,055 1,073 21.79 24.64
1,008 1,054 19.56 23.36
1132 1 141 26.13 27.98

1,228 28.00 --
1,133 1,123 27.49 29.28
1,070 1,075 25.71 27.71
1,036 1,074 22.48 24.95

1,025 1,021 19.32 23.19
1,090 1,089 25.79 27.95


-
1,187
1,024
964

959
1,016


1,093
1,045
989

912
1,029


-
27.78
25.95
22.93

20.28
24.95


--
29.42
27.80
26.08

23.80
27.59


s- IS7.-Ssm -


5,455 2.875
4,052 4,510
502 635
114 96
8,123 7,916
-----------


-
42.5
49.9
6.2
1.4


56.5
54.4
8.1
1.2


-
1,148
1,080
1,103
968
1,109


1,145
1,084
1,051
1,025
1,105


27.68 29.02
25.78 27.03
21.55 24.29
19.42 22.355
26.28 27.52
- -


-- -D M


-
2,566
910
81
19
35,576


2,285
1,838
118
36
4,277


-
71.8
25.4
2.3
.5


53.4
43.0
2.8
.8


-
1,191
1,077
991
818
1,156


1,178
1,113
1,131
1,125
1,148


S---------------------------------------Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Lvestock Divsions, A.M.S.
2/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions,, A.M.S.


-
26.66
24.66
19.83
18.532


28.57
27.14
23.31
21.50


26.05 27.77


318


Grade


: Number


SApr.21l
1: 960







WVEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


-- ^- cg ie ~ _^ jS '- -~ --~_"_J^ .--- -
CateCalves I Hogs2-
City or Area : Apr.2 T Apr.25 : Apr.25 : Aprp. :sApr.2 : Apr2
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 ; 1959 : 1960 : 1959


~ Sh1e9
".Ap1623
: 1960


and lambs
SApr1959
: 195_9_


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*l.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...


9,050
7,041
17,807
17,070
28,913
9,924
19,597
30,872
13,002
29,823
6,094
7,306
18,162
9,022
18,981
24,649
7,468


8,405
7,191
16,958
20,751
28,250
10,656
20,067
34,8953
10,523
30,418
7,398
5,766
16,134
9,313
18,421
19,971
6,245


Total.... .. ........* 274,761 271,5338


4
Accumulation to date....**..


,659,654
4,257,692


9,248
1,695
4,596
5,475
18,919
1,499

179

7,093
3,557
2,314
1,502
4,344
224
967
239

61,651


7,968
668
5,039
4,972
18,122
2,032

220

8,277
4,849
2,150
835
3,859
321
1,664
194


60,25
21,40
133,97
37,69
111,48
90,89
94,41
83,23
44,13
278,94
75,46
56,00
52,59
19,86
17,24
25,43
15,61


0 49,
4 33,
8 122,
4 52,
3 105,'
4 95,
3 86,
5 78,
8 34,
0 246,
9 64,
6 28,
8 44,
2 20,
4 14,
5 27,
9 14,


61,170 1,196,662 1,116,


1,104,401
1,096,196


19,715,882
19,068,


099 54,757 30,161
003 3,631 3,103
182 11,437 13,319
107 4,820 4,441
709 10,408 9,617
339 3,895 3,785
055 12,477 12,377
767 11,974 18,226
039 -- --
019 30,266 27,266
450 -- --
138 -- --
685 7,895 9,970
018 27,466 22,538
727 28,448 31,212
402 29,465 27,971
452 5,410 4,469

171 222,349 218,455
3,818,166
202 3,816,049


ESTIMATED FEDERAL INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


SBeef Veal : Lamb
e eal : *:(excl. lard) : and mutton t
Week ended 7-I :um tvm ~Nh 7 :
ww-- :-u'vr -:- 7- -- : N-um-: T-
: ber : o: ber t Prod: ber Pod*ber : *P
1000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b.
Apr. 23, 1960 ................ 555 200.5 89 10.5 1,570 188.9 245 12.0
Apr. 16, 1960 ............... 320 189.4 90 10.1 1,295 180.9 250 12.5
Apr. 9, 1960 1/ .......... 526 -- 97 -- 1,272 252 -
Apr. 25, 1949 T/ ............. 554 200.8 89 10.5 1,295 179.0 252 12.53

Percentage change frontm:

Apr. 16, 1960 ................ 5 6 -1 2 6 4 -2 -4
Apr. 25, 1959 ................ 0 0 0 0 6 6 -3 -2


Total Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.lb. mil.lb.
411.5 --
392.9

402.4 43.8


t Average weigh .. .st lbj : Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs aheep a: yield
:L- -rse -: e Dre-sse-aa 3 and lamrbs : per1
:---ve TD-es-sed s~I-ves-res e T TlieTDFe-s-d :tIvE 7 Dre-sse- ~ 100 Ib.


Apr. 25, 1960 ............
Apr. 16, 1960 ....... ....
Apr. 9, 1960 ................
Apr. 25, 1959 ................


1040
1050
1040
1042


598
592
598
601


205
200
195
206


116
112
109
116


242
243
241
242


100
103
105
101


/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


14.0













Classification


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


: Apr. : Apr.
23 : 25
.1960 : 1959


: Apr. : Apr.
. 23 25
. 1960 : 1959


: Apr. : Apr. .
: 23 : 25 :
*1960 : 1959 :


Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good**
Standard


30.00
30.55
27.80
27.83
25.18
22.28


700-900# 26.80
600-800 --
- All wts. 21.25


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


17.88
17.35
16.40)
14.80)


33.52
34.52
30.95
31.22
27.82
25.50



27.05
24.80


21.10
20.05
18.02


27.92
27.80
25.32
21.80


27.12
24.65
21.28


19.10
16.98
15.60)
13.62)


30.12
30.12
27.62
25.00


29.00
26.62
24.12


21.12
19.48
17.22


30.02
29.95
27.90
27.88
24.82
21.85


27.30
24.15
20.85


18.00
16.88
15.25)
14.25)


335.15
33.15
30.10
30.08
26.80
24.25


28.50
25.80
23.18


20.72
19.32
17.15


21.13 24.65 19.00 21.62 18.75 22.68
20.48 23.20 18.75 21.12 18.50 21.42


31.50
29.00
25.50


32.60
29.10


25.80
23.10
20.75


27.00
24.50
21.50


50.00
27.50
25.25


33.90
31.80
28.40


26.20
23.90
21.00


Apr. :
25 :
1960 :





26.38
26.39
25.58
20.30


25.60
22.82
19.25


18.88
17.50
15.75)
14.75)


Apr.
25
1959





28.48
28.56
25.90
23.00


28.52
25.72
22.05


21.00
19.75
17.50


22.25
20.00 22.75


32.00
30.00
27.50


Apr. Apr.
23 : 25
1960 : 1959


27.75
27.58
25.62
235.12



25.00
22.50


18.00
16.75
14.00)
12.00)


20.50
21.25


29.00
26.50
24.00


32.00
29.50
26.00


--
29.22
29.09
27.94
26.50



26.88
25.38


21.25
19.50
16.50


24.00



28.25
26.25


35.75
32.50
28.75


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium

Heifers -
Choice
Med. & GC


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
d. 500-750


29.00
25.75
22.75


32.60
29.60
26.95


29.25
25.75
21.75


32.00
29.75
26.50


28.95
25.50
21.50


32.50
28.12
24.62


28.00
25.25
21.75


31.38
28.75
24.50


26.25
24.00
20.25


28.75
27.00
24.00


-- -- 25.75 29.25 25.75 29.50 25.75 28.75 24.75 27.25
- 22.25 25.75 22.00 25.00 22.00 25.75 20.50 24.25


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


S- 18.25 20.25 14.50


19.12


3- 30.00 35.50 30.75 35.75


- 19.50 15.25


31.00 37.50


28.00 32.00


Heifers -
Good & Choice


- 26.50 32.00 27.00


32.38 28.00 36.00 25.50 50.00


*Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/

Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- NatI. : sas Omaha: Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock: City : City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
----------- -Ya-rd ---- ----------------------------------------- bined--
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr.23,1960 16.19 15.98 15.96 16.16 16.06 15.96 15.90 16.45 16.06
and Apr.16,1960 16.25 16.24 16.10 15.80 15.79 16.03 15.72 16.55 16.05
gilts Apr.25,1959 16.26 16.20 15.91 15.77 15.79 15.90 15.74 16.45 16.02
Apr.25,1960 13.81 13.96 14.21 14.28 14.19 14.51 14.03 15.71 14.04
Sows Apr.16,1960 13.82 14.27 14.29 14.10 14.04 14.38 14.04 15.93 14.08
Apr.25n1959 13,33 13.54 13.68 13.35 13.34 13.68 13~60 1?,94 1.40
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds---
Barrows Apr.25,1960 256 221 231 241 242 230 239 228 233
and Apr.16,1960 237 219 228 242 242 250 259 228 233
gilts Apr. 25,1959 234 222 231 258 259 231 238 2.. 8 32.
Apr.23,1960 452 402 401 427 425 400 415 438 421
Sows Apr.16,1960 444 595 417 427 419 403 420 441 420
Apr.25,1959 451 418 427 414 413 404 399 445 417
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr.25,1960 26207 63735 19699 34543 55406 31155 39014 27825 277584
and Apr.16,1960 26002 49744 12952 34925 39379 22700 52501 26003 244206
gilts Apr.25,1959 41128 62519 16253 38484 56978 26605 37847 553505 295517
Apr.23,1960 3042 4867 1054 4239 3227 2456 4271 3227 26585
Sows Apr.16,1960 2821 4511 995 4895 5966 1782 3712 3181 25663
A .1959. .... 4601. .456.8. ....8 5640 ... 4Q...2081...5825E...570..-507.0. .
SOWS Percentpge of total
Apr.25,1960 10 8 5 11 8 7 10 10 9
Apr.16,1960 10 8 7 12 9 7 10 11 10
-----..-......A 25 9.5.9 1........0 .... .. .5...1.. -- ........... ..... ....... --- ....9-----
I/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Hog products 1/ Hog prices / : or margn 3/
Apr.25,1960 $18.76 $16.57 $2.19
Apr.16,1960 18.64 16.60 2.04
Apr ...9 18.73 16, 74 199.......
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.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, I/ Hog-corn
Week ended gilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
- -- - -I -- - -- - -
Apr.235,1960 16.19 121.1 13.4
Apr.16,1960 16.25 120.8 13.5
Apr.25,1959 16.26 129.0 12.6


1/ Simple average price.






323


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading of greasy domestic wools in
the Boston market was moderately active
with combing wools continuing in good de-
mand. Approximately 10 cars were sold at
steady prices. Except for scoured pulled
wools, trade in woolen wools and noils was
practically at a standstill at steady prices.
Buying activity continued in the domestic
primary areas with prices slightly easier
in the fine wool section.
Most of the foreign wool centers were
closed due to the Easter holiday. Mid-
week cables showed France and the United
States the principal buyers of South Afri-
can wools at about unchanged prices.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58s staple
and good French combing fleece wool sold
at $1.10 clean basis while graded 50/56s
staple brought $1.06-1.07 for early May
delivery. Original bag medium grade fleece
wools at 54# in the grease was estimated
to cost clean around $1.02-1.03. Spot
greasy fine, half-blood and three-eighths
fleeces sold at grease prices ranging from
54-57t, while medium burry fleeces brought
52# in the grease and bulk medium grade
crutchings moved at 280. Country buyers
were paying from 48-535, but mostly 500 to
the growers in Ohio while mostly 45-47# with
occasional light shrinking lots up to 540
in the northern fleece States.
Territory Wools Original bag bulk
half and 5/8s wools from the western
slope of Colorado sold from 47-50k-o to the
growers, while a bulk fine and half-blood
good French combing and staple clip in Utah
brought 47.351 grease basis. Mixed clips
around Belle Fourche sold at about $1.05-
1.10 clean basis delivered East at grease
prices ranging from 45-550 to the growers.
Best fine California 12-months sold around
$1.12 clean basis delivered Boston, eight-
months around 500 grease basis, estimated
clean about $1.00 and good bulk 58s lambs
wool around 870 clean basis delivered
Boston.
Texas Wools Original bag 12-months
64/70s staple and good French combing wools
sold in Texas at $1.15 clean basis delivered
Boston on a core test while 8-months wool
brought an estimated clean price of u.95-1.00
delivered Boston.
Mohair Mohair trading in Texas was
practically at a standstill. Prices were
held nominal at $1.01 for adult and $1.351
for kid hair to the warehouse. Trade in
Boston was very slow with dealers making
deliveries on old orders.


Foreign Wools Spot foreign
wools were slow'. Week-end cables
follow with combing wools converted to
clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields in bond.
Australia, oil-combed Closed
for Easter recess. New Zealand oil-
combed Next auction Christchurch
April 23.
South Africa
Oil-combed Scouring yields
7 $1.17 22 $1.10
12 1.15 27 1.04
17 1.12 52 .99
47 1.16 37 .93
48 1.15
53 1.12
Montevideo, Super Skirted (Clean
basis): 64s $1.08; 60/64s $1.05;
67s- $1.00; 58/60s 940; 56s 935;
50s 91S.
Carpet Wools Trade in spot
carpet wools was very slow. New
Zealand carpet fleeces were quoted at
84 clean fibers present while Buenos
Aires November second clips and fleeces
were offered at 835-85# and March wools
around 82* while a greasy Cordoba blend
was priced at 84 clean fibers present
for shipment. Spot scoured Iceland
carpet fleece wool was offered at 87
clean fibers present.
Scoured Shorn Domestic
56/588 l1-2*" some light stain 970
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops
remained very slow but with continued
interest on fleece oil-combed 54s at
about steady prices. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.87 $1.84
64s 1.81 1.78
62s 1.75 1.70
60s 1.70 1.61
58/60s 1.66 1.55

Oil-combed 58/60s $1.64;
Territory 58/60s $1.53; 56s $1.50N.


CLOSING FUTURES
1960 (Furnished
of the New York
May wool
iMay wool
July wool
July wool


QUOTATIONS Apr. 21,
by the Wool Associates
Cotton Exchange).
tops .1.455
1.171
tops 1.485
1.184






324


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Dullness generally
permeated the wholesale fresh meat business,
with trading mostly slow under rather poor de-
mand. Receipts of beef were slightly below
normal, and lamb volume was down 10 percent
at New York, otherwise supplies were normal.
Clearance was poor at Eastern Seaboard mar-
kets. Beef, lamb and pork was carried at
Washington, steer beef and lamb at Phila-
delphia, and at New York small lots of veal
and calf were unsold late and some pork
loins went to freezers. Beef ribs were fore-
runners for the third consecutive week, but
hindquarters and chucks were generally slow.
Lamb moved readily at New York, but slow at
other markets. Veal and calf outlet was very
uneven.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef steady to mostly 50# lower; cow beef
strong to $1.00 higher at Philadelphia, but
steady to weak otherwise; veal and calf steady
to $3.00 lower; old crop lamb steady to $3.00
lower, mostly $1.00 off; spring lamb steady
to $2.00 lower. Pork loins sold weak to $3.00
lower except at Washington and Baltimore where
sales were steady to $3.00 higher as these
two markets became aligned with other points,
and a large share of the late sales at these
two centers were steady. Boston butts were
steady to $4.00 lower; spareribs steady to
$2.00 lower; fresh skinned hams mostly steady.

CHICAGO Fresh meat supplies were mod-
erate for the week. Bulk steer and heifer
beef graded Good and Choice with a very small
volume Prime. Weights 55# and over predomi-
nated in the lamb division, while pork loins
for the most part fell in the 12-16# range.
Carcass beef trade was mostly slow, although
demand improved and heifer beef firmed at the
close. Beef ribs and loins found adequate
outlets at mostly steady prices. Chucks were
slow at the outset, but lower prices stimulated
demand by midweek and late trade was moderately
active. Lamb held steady in a moderately ac-
tive trade. Fresh pork trading was slow, with
daily declines on loins and Boston butts. Com-
pared to the previous Friday: Steer and heifer
beef 50#-$1.00 lower; lamb and veal steady;
pork loins $1.00-2.50 lower; Boston butts
$1.50-3.00 lower; spareribs steady.

PACIFIC COAST Good and Choice steer
beef was fully adequate on the west coast with
some accumulations at Los Angeles and in the
Pacific Northwest. Cow beef was moderate but
fully adequate for a fair demand. Calf was
slightly liberal at Los Angeles with veal more
than adequate at San Francisco and in the
Pacific Northwest. Spring lamb was fully ade-


quate for a fair demand in California but
somewhat more limited in the Pacific Northwest
while old crop lamb was very scarce at Los An-
geles and San Francisco. Fresh pork cuts were
liberal at Los Angeles and moving slowly while
cured pork cuts were also rather liberal for
a fair demand. Prices compared with a week
ago: Steer beef mostly steady; cow beef steady
to $1.00 higher; calf mostly steady; veal steady
to $4.00 lower; spring and old crop lamb steady
to $1.00 lower; fresh pork loins steady to $1.00
lower; other fresh and cured pork mostly steady.
CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS
MIDWEST CABLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughter centers
in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, South
Dakota, Kansas and Southwestern Illinois.
Steer and heifer beef prices were gener-
ally lower as demand was only moderate and
insufficient to absorb above normal supplies.
Cow beef supplies were below normal but suf-
ficient for moderate outlet. Normal lamb sup-
plies met moderately good demand. Pork pro-
ducts were in above normal volume while demand
was moderate.
Compared to the previous week's close,
steer and heifer beef prices were steady to
$1.50 lower, mostly 50#-$1.00 off; cow beef
steady to 500 higher; Choice and Prime lamb
mainly steady to $1.00 lower. Pork loins
closed $1.00-4.00 lower, mostly $2.00-3.00 off;
Boston butts $1.00-3.50 lower, mostly $2.00 off.
Clearances incomplete on steer beef, complete
on cow beef, and fairly complete on other classes.
Choice 600-700# steer beef carcasses brought
$42.75-44.00, few carlots $44.50-45.00; Choice
700-800# $41.75-43.50, few carlots $43.75-44.50;
Choice 500-700# heifer beef $41.50-43.25, few
sales $43.50-44.00; Utility cow beef $30.75-32.75,
mostly $31.00-31.50. Choice and Prime 45-55#
old crop lamb realized $42.00-45.00, mainly
$42.25-44.25; 8-12# pork loins during the week
$36.50-40.00, closed $36.50-38.50; Boston butts
$28.00-30.50, late sales $28.00-28.50.
CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York,
and Philadelphia. Trading on steer and heifer
beef was generally slow under rather poor demand
and prices declined 50#-$1.00. At some centers,
however, outlet improved late in the week and
trading was moderately active. Cow beef sold
500-$1.00 higher.
Price trends on lamb were uneven with sales
steady for the week at New York and Chicago,
$1.00-2.00 lower at Philadelphia with most de-
cline on spring lamb, while at Denver old crop
lamb closed steady to 500 higher and spring
lamb $1.00 up. Trading on pork loins was slow
and demand poor with late sales $1.00-2.00
lower at Chicago, $1.50 lower at Philadelphia
and $4.00 off at New York.






525


SEOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS


Weekly average

New
Classification -
SApr.25
: 1960_
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# --
Choice 600-700 47.20


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


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
3# down


46.20
43.85
44.20


57.30
48.00
43.50


of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds

York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
-- --- ---- --- -
: Apr.25 :Apr.25 : Apr.25 : Apr.23 : Apr.25 : Apr.25 :Apr.2r
: 1959 :1960 : 1959 -:- 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 159


56.355
49.50
49.00
47.00
47.00


62.50
55.00
49.50


46.06
44.50
43.19
43.19

44.69
44.69
41.653

55.00
49.50
45.00


47.00
46.25
44.38
44.38


59.00
53.25
49.25


45.00
45.50
45.50
42.50

44.50





53.00


48.40 46.00 46.50 46.50 45.25-;-
46.00 44.50 46.50 45.50 45.25--


43.20
35.90
41.70


Hams, smk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16# 46.80
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots) 41.70
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8# 29.90
Lard, 1# carton 12.75

*Spring lamb. _T DDT_


46.25
56.30
43.80


41.00
51.00
56.00


51.00 50.70

47.50 52.00

32.50 55.00
12.75 13.50


S GkHLOT


-AMA J- -L A-J - il
Classification P- -ri --es
hoeer 60ef70 -4-040
Choice 600-700# 43.50-44.00 42.


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


Cow beef All weig
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb Old crop
Prime 55-


Choice


Fresh pork -


its -


#54/


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


45.00-45.50
42.50-43.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
40.50-41.00

42.50-45.00
42.50-43.00
39.50-40.00
59.50-40.00

31.50-32.00
52.00-32.50


43.55
32.65
40.25


48.00
39.00
47.00


47.25
46.50
46.50
45.00


45.25
43.69
43.25
42.50


46.75
45.50
46.00
44.00


-- 44.94 --
-- 43.69 --
-- 42.50 --



56.00 -- -

-- 45.50* 44.50*
45.00* 45.50* 44.50*


46.50
36.50
47.50


44.12
36.50
45.75


44.88
35.50
46.12


49.50 50.50 51.00 49.50 48.38

52.00 51.00 50.00 52.00 55.25

34.18 32.00 34.00 52.00 34.38
13.62 16.50 16.00 15.41 15.81


BASIS WEEK ENDED APRIL 22, 1960
aTdF.0.BB. : rIcesdelvered
enver -- -mar1 -T -hi-d1liI
Deliver :- -s- Naw-Yok- T Phil~delgMli


50-45.00


42.00-45.00
41.00-42.00

39.50-40.50
39.50-40.50

42.50-45.00
41.00-42.50
59.00
39.00

32.25


-- 41.00-42.00
39.00-40.50
45.00-46.00 41.00-42.00
45.00-44.00 59.00-40.50
40.00-41.00 --


42.75
41.75-42.25
41.25-41.75

59.75-40.25
39.25-39.75

41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00
58.50-59.00
58.50

31.00
31.00-31.50




43.75-44.25
42.25-43.25
40.25-40.75

57.50-38.00


45.00-46.50
44.50-45.50
44.00-45.50

42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50


32.50-335.00


47.00-48.00
45.00-46.00
42.50-45.50
46.50-48.00
44.00-46.00
42.00-45.50


45.50-46.00
44.50-45.00
44.00-44.50

41.50-45.00
41.00-42.50


44.00-45.00



55.00-33.50
33.50-54.00

47.00-47.50
45.00-46.00
43.00-45.50
47.00-47,50
45.00-46.00
45.00-43.50


Loins 8-124 58.00-59.00


58.50-40.50 40.00-40.50





326


SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP, MARCH 1960

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North Central States during
March 1960 amounted to 308,857 head, down 10 percent from the 342,851 head shipped during March
a year earlier. Of the total cattle and calves received in these States during the month,
136,016 head were moved through public stockyards and 172,841 head were received direct. The
combined January through March shipments this year totaled 956,542 head compared with 1,015,842
head for the same period in 1959--a 6 percent decrease.

Shipments of sheep and lambs into these 8 North Central States in March totaled 158,890
head compared with 119,850 head during March 1959--a 33 percent increase. Of the total received
during March, 44,775 head moved through public markets and 114,115 head moved direct. The
direct movement was 72 percent of the total this March compared with 58 percent a year ear-
lier. During January through March this year 479,432 head of stocker and feeder sheep and
lambs were shipped into these States, compared with 435,214 head for the same period in 1959.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
March, 1960, with comparisons 1/
Cattle and Calves

Public Stock :
State : Yards : Direct Total
March : March : March : January-iH1 iri.
: 1.'; : 1;'! : 1959 1: 960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 196C

i.........: 3,452 3,431 1,127 3,025 4,579 6,456 14,254 19,790
Indiana..... : 10,632 7,072 8,634 9,605 19,316 16,677 36,962 60,959
Illinois....: 20,904 20,520 32,:.1! 39,894 53,205 60,414 157,706 168,971
Micr.i: I .... : 1,690 2,069 592 1,605 2, 3,674 6,999 11,037
Minnesota...: 17,664 14,410 21,717 20,756 39,331 35,166 119,946 130, ^
Iowa........ : 52,553 59,300 74,785 63,379 127,343 122,679 400,957 377,748
South Dakota: 7,465 9,033 9,751 4,8336 17,216 13,869 49,381 38,078
Nebraska.... : 1i 271 131 21.,74i 7).T ... "7 14 ,,,
Total : i4.5,,3 i;'.-i 34, 5i i,,, *4
8 `- jtes : 1i.',016 172,841 308,357 95:,542


Sheep and Lambs




Ohio........: 612 473 1,330 762 2,442 1,235 4,913 3,776
Indiana.....: 3,070 917 730 780 3,800 1,697 11,709 5,500
Illinois ....: 3,784 1,064 3,120 12,488 11,904 13,552 37,354 52,303
S.i-.igan....: 1,059 766 252 1,059 1,018 3,849 5,001
Minnesota...: 10,006 13,879 13,794 14,512 23,800 28,391 82,331 96,947
Iowa........: 5,425 16,685 36,012 62,111 41,437 78,796 192,906 208, L-
South Dakota: 7,37o 1,916 2,207 10,903 9,585 12,319 33,337 40,214
Nebraska.... 19,189 9,075 6,634 12,307 25,823 21,332 68,315 66,602
Total : 50,523 69,3 7 119,850 435,214
3 States : 44,775 114,115 158,890 479,432

I/ Data in this report are obtained frnm 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
..4i lic stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stop-
ping for feed, water, and rest en route.





327


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS


--------------------------------------------
: February : February
COMMODITY 1960 : 1959


EXPORTS (Domestic)
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ..., ...o ...
Pickled or cured (except canned) ....*.......
Pork -
Fresh or frozAi (except canned) ........*...
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked ......................
Bacon .....,.................................e............
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured, n.e.c..........
Sausage, bologna & frankfurters (except canned) ....
Meat and meat products (except canned) n.e.c..***..............
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen .....*....
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen ..............................
Variety meats, n.e.c. (except canned) ......*...
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c.............................
Canned meats -
Beef and veal C...........................*. ....... .......
Sausage, bologna and frankfurters ...**...****
Hams and shoulders.................................. .......
Pork, canned, n.e.c.......................................
Meat and meat products, n.e.c...............................
Lamb and mutton (except canned)...................************
Lard (includes rendered pork fat).....*......******.**.*******
Shortenings, animal fat (excl. lard)..........................
Tallow, edible...............................................
Tallow, inedible....... ..................................
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c***********.. *********************g
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c.**.**.....*******...****....*


Pounds


1,053,476
1,063,200

1,085,180
1,755,950
1,439,749
858,357
167,976
450,654
5,823,946
2,815,283
2,706,524
553,519

61,115
97,943
48,152
329,941
145,937
117,382
50,259,991
70,450
482,815
124,115,198
2,166,010
17,934,357


Pounds


515,508
841,974

854,028
1,176,462
3,271,517
1,740,789
149,093
13,860
4,207,551
1,536,515
945,537
250,885

112,484
97,480
70,057
387,556
585,689
41,550
56,520,858
27,950
505,061
74,405,499
152,626
10,610,756


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
---------------- ---------------- ---7r-F-bFu-r--

----------------1- 1960 1959 -
Number Number


Cattle (For breeding) -
Dairy. ************************
Ex. dairy ********************
Other (ex. for breeding).....0
Hogsh.. ..0..0*.. *. **...........
Sheep ************************


458
1,746
841
984
811


556
592
199
211
220


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.






328

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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08735 7009
U. S. Department of Agriculture


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-4/26/60
Permit 1001.


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


SHEEP AND


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


Classification


SLAUGHTER IAMBS: (Spring) -
Prime April 25, 1960
April 25, 1959
Choice April 25, 1960"
April 25, 1959
Good April 253 1960
April 25, 1959
EWES (Wooled) All wts.
Good and April 25, 1960
Choice April 25, 1959
Cull and April 53, 1960
Utility April 25, 1959


* .

: Chicago:
*


OmahaKansas Fort .
Oaha City :Worth: Denver


All wts.


22.38* 22.05* 24.05 23.15
-- 23.55 -


21.63-*
21.76*
20.63*
21.18*


6.75
7.40


5.25
5.90


21.18* 23.352 22.65
21.38* 22.88 22.52
20.02* 20.25* 21.90
20.45* 21.92 21.70


5.98 5.50 --
7.40 7.25 --


4.52
5.45


4.00
5.88


North
Port-
lanrind


-- 22.75


21.12- 21.90 18.19-*.
21.12* 21.50 M3.12
20.22* 20.70 17.50**
20.10* 20.50 -


6.45** 6.00
7.85** 7.25


6.40** 4.60*- 4.00
5.18** 4.50


5.75
8.56
4.25
5.75


FEEDER IAMBS All wts.
Good and April 25, 1960
Choice April 25, 1959
Wooled basis. **Shorn basis.


-- 21.50
-- 19.88


- 18.70
- 18.90


20.55
19.25


- 15.75
-- 15.25


Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
March 1960, with Comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.
: Canada : Mexico
Month -1-960 : 10519 1-96- -- "1-959 --
Head Head Head Head
March ................................ 34,946 21,090 42,065 39,769
January-March ........................ 70,149 56,979 121,525 162,141

Note: During Jan.-Mar. this year 125 sheep and 8,874 hogs were received from Canada compared
with 3,401 sheep and 705 hogs a year ago.




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