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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION fS4,- 4JULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASNIN@TON 28, D.0.


Vol. 27, No. 52


December 29, 1959


Week ended December 26


Livestock Market Reviews .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Steer Sale Statistics . .
Feeder and Stocker Statistics .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .

Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .

Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wool Market Review . .
wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
wholesale Meat Prices . .


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Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of
Meat Production, by weeks, November 1959 .
Pig Crop Report, December 1959 . .
Classification of Livestock Slaughtered, November 1959 .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered
under Federal Inspection, November 1959 .
U. S. Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat Production,
November 1959 . . .
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico
Passed for Entry into the United States, November 1959


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Livestock prices were generally higher
during Christmas week as supplies were cur-
tailed and prices on dressed beef and pork
advanced. Trade was moderately active on all
classes. Slaughter steers and heifers sold
steady to $1.00 higher with many sales 500
up. Barrows and gilts closed steady to $1.00
higher with a liberal share 50-750 higher,
Slaughter lanb prices were steady to $1.00
higher, mostly steady to 50 up.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Marketings
were curtailed during the Christmas week, and
prices advanced on most slaughter cattle.
Receipts at the 12 markets were 32 percent
below the previous week but 5 percent above
the corresponding week a year earlier. Fed
steer and heifer supplies were largely Good
to average-Choice and the slaughter steer run
included a rather large volume of weights
over 1150#. The average weight of 1150# on
slaughter steers at the 7 markets showed an
18# increase over the previous week but was
24# under corresponding week a year ago.
Steers weighing over 1400# continued to sell
around $1.00-2.00 below the same grades under
1100#. At Chicago slaughter steers were
steady to $1.00 higher with steers under 1100#
in better demand than heavier weights. At
most other midwest markets, steer prices
were steady to 750 higher many 50f up and
extremes 75#-$1.00 higher at So. St. Paul.
Heifers at Chicago were 50f-$1.00 higher and
steady to 75# higher at most other midwest
terminals. Cows sold steady to 25# higher at
most points, but at Chicago, So. St. Paul and
Oklahoma City prices were steady to 50 high-
er. Vealers sold at mostly steady prices,
however some Prime were $1.00 higher at So.
St. Paul.
At Chicago, around 30 loads high-Choice
to mostly Prime steers brought $27.75-28.00,
many loads mixed Choice and Prime 1100-1325#
$26.50-27.50, mixed Choice and Prime 1325-
1550# $24.50-27.00. Bulk of Choice steers
went from $24.50-26.50, most Good $22.00-24.00.
At other midwest terminals high-Choice and
Prime steers brought $26.00-27.00, few loads
at Kansas City $27.50-27.75. Choice slaugh-
ter steers bulked at $24.50-26.00, Good to
low-Choice $22.00-24.75, Standard and low-
Good $18.00-22.00. At most markets, high-
Choice and Prime heifers sold at $25.00-26.00;
Good and Choice $22.00-25.00. Utility and
Commercial cows realized $14.00-16.50; Can-
ners and Cutters $11.00-14.50. At So. St.
Paul, Good and Choice vealers brought $25.00-
27.00, high-Choice and Prime $28.00-32.00. At
St. Louis National Stock Yards, Good and Choice
vealers cashed at $28.00-55.00, few to $534.00.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stockers and feeders were sharp-
ly reduced due to the holidays. The overall
quality of replacement cattle was not too
high as many of the late season cattle are
small shipments or the tail-ends of larger
strings. A fairly liberal volume of fleshy
feeder steers, some showing at least a short
term on grain feed, were on offer this week,
while the supply of stock calves and light-
weight yearling stockers was limited. Prices
throughout most of the country were on a
steady to strong basis with the exception of
Sioux City, Iowa where stockers and feeders
were dull and closed weak to 50# lower.
The bulk of the Good and Choice feeder
steers 825-1000# sold at $22.00-25.00, a few
loads 775-850# at $25.00-25.65; Good to low-
Choice over 1000# sold at $21.50; Commnon and
Medium $17.00-18.50. Good and Choice 550-
750# stock steers $25.00-27.00, load Choice
560# $29.50 in Sioux City. Medium to low-
Good stock steers $20.00-25.00. Stocker
and feeder heifers were rather. scarce through-
out most of the midwest although a few loads
Good and Choice 525-750# brought $20.00-
24.00, Common and Medium $16.00-19.00. Good
and Choice stock steer calves $24.00-531.50,
few loads Choice 400-425# $532.00-54.00; Me-
dium to low-Good steer calves $20.00-23.50.
Good and Choice stock heifer calves $22.00-
28.00; Medium and Good stock cows $13.50-
16.50.

HOGS Combined receipts of hogs at
the major terminal markets and the Interior
area for the four days were around 31 per-
cent short of the previous week but 10 per-
cent more than the holiday week last year.
Sows comprised 8-13 percent of supplies.
Demand was considerably improved dur-
ing the week under the influence of higher
prices for pork products at wholesale centers
and reduced receipts moving to slaughterers.
Best action was on butchers under 2350 and
for uniform No. 1 and 2 grade lots, with
heavier weights less active. Compared with
Friday the previous week prices steady to
$1.00 higher with liberal share 50-750
higher and much of the advance on closing
sessions. Sows steady to $1.00 higher, ma-
jority 25-75# up. In the Interior area
butchers closed steady to 355 higher, in-
stances 500 up on weights under 240#, and
sows mainly steady.
On closing rounds at the terminal
markets mixed No. 1-3 butchers 190-240#,
sold at $11.75-12.75, with a few $15.00 in
the eastern Cornbelt. Uniform No. 1 and 2
butchers 190-230# closed at $12.75-135.25


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with a few $13.50-15.65 at Omaha and Indianap-
olis. Sows 270-400# sold from $9.00-10.50,
400-600# saws $7.75-9,50. In the Interior
area mixed No. 1-3 200-240# butchers, a few
190-200# weights included, closed at $11.10-
12.00 and No. 1-2 lots $12.00-12.25. Mixed
No. 1-3 saws 270-400# sold at $8.25-10.15.
Sows weighing 400-550# sold from $6.75-9.00,
mainly $7.00-8.50.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3, live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 860 per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
December 18 to December 24, 1959 inclusive.
Feeder pigs at Sioux City were mainly
steady with the previous week. Medium and Good
130-170# feeders moved at $9.50 to mostly $10.00,
and a few Good and Choice brought $10.25-10.50,
while a few Medium lots sold around $9.00. At
Memphis, feeder pigs were steady to $1.00 lower.
Good 40-80# feeder pigs $8.00, Common and Me-
dium $4.00-7.00.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
major markets were 44 percent less than the
previous week but 4 percent more than the
same week a year ago. Prices on slaughter
lambs were steady to $1.00 higher, mostly
steady to 500 higher. Feeder lambs and slaugh-
ter ewes were mostly steady. Mostly Choice
wooled slaughter lambs 95-113# sold from
$17.50-18.00 with a few $18.25-18.50 at Omaha
and Chicago. Bulk Good and Choice 80-112#
wooled slaughter lambs sold from $16.50-17.50
and up to $18.535 at Chicago. Utility and Good
sold from $15.00-16.50. Good and Choice 80-
108# shorn slaughter lambs, mostly with No. 1
and fall shorn pelts brought $15.50-17.00 with
mostly Choice $17.25-17.75, the latter price
at Denver. At Fort Worth Good and Choice 95-
118# yearlings sold from $12.00-14.00. Cull
to Choice wooled slaughter ewes sold from $2.50-
6.50. Good and Choice 55-82# feeder lambs
brought $16.00-17.75 and two loads Choice 75#
feeders secured $18.15 at Denver.

RANGE AND FEEDIOT 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 oat
of Arizona and California feedlots moderately
active in face of rather broad demand and
prices fully steady with some steers contracted
to February 15. Stocker and feeder classes in
small volume at steady prices. Slaughter lambs
steady.
Slaughter steers: 138 loads mostly Choice
900-1125# $26.00-26.75 including 7 loads on
delivered to plant basis and 62 loads f.o.b,
feedlot for delivery through February 15; 69


loads mixed Good and Choice 850-1300# $235.50-
26.00 but mainly $25.00 up.
Slaughter heifers: 335 loads high-Good
to mostly Choice 775-950 but mainly under 900#
$24.50-25.50, 6 loads Choice 900-1000# $24.00-
24.50, 8 loads mixed Good and Choice 750-
950# $24.00-24.50.
Slaughter calvest 28 loads Good with
Choice end 450-600# mainly in Arizona $235.75-
25.50. Stockers and feeders: 99 head Good
375# stock calves with steers $27.00 and
heifers $25.00, 1,100 head Good with Choice
end 425-450# yearling steers out of Mexico
$24.00 f.o.b. American side; load feeder cows
in Cutter and Utility slaughter flesh 1082#
$16.00, 1 load Good stock cows with small
calves at side $220.00 per pair.
Slaughter lambs: California 4 loads
Good to mostly Choice fed lambs 90-114# with
No. 1 and fall shorn pelts $17,00. Utah:
7 loads mostly Choice 100-110# wooled $17.00-
17.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on
fed cattle direct at the feedlots in Colorado
rather active. Sales up till Thursday noon
confirmed on 183 loads of fed cattle com-
pared to 157 loads last week and 117 loads
a year ago. Fed steers sold strong to 25#
higher; fed heifers fully steady. Five loads
slaughter steers average to high-Choice 1125-
1200# $26.00-27.00; 50 loads low to average-
Choice 1050-1250# $25.25-25.75. Twelve loads
average-Choice 925-950# fed heifers $25.25-
25.50; 112 loads high-Good to average-Choice
875-1025# $24.25-25.25, late sales mostly
$24.75-25.25.
Trading on stocker and feeder cattle
and calves seasonally slow. Few sales con-
firmed fully steady. Western Kansas: 421
mostly Good 726-849# feeder steers $21.00-
22.50. Load Good and Choice 811# $25.25.
Wyoming: 2 loads Choice 411# steer calves
$29.00; two loads same grade 388# heifer
calves $25.00. Colorado: 3 loads Good and
Choice 590# feeder heifers $25.25. Two loads
mostly Good 619-624# $21.00-21.25. Part load
Good and Choice 354# heifer calves $26.50.
Two loads Medium and Good 875# stock cows
$15.75.
Slaughter lambs sold steady. Northern
Colorado: 6 loads 106-114# Choice fed wooled
lambs $18.00. Ten loads Good to mostly Choice
102-112# wooled lambs sold off wheat in West-
ern Kansas and delivered Denver $17.75-18.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEIAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Direct
trading on all classes of cattle and calves
slow, steady on small volume confirmed sales.
Ten loads high-Good and low-Choice 860-1077#
slaughter steers $235.00-24.00. Six loads high-
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Choice 700-765# feeder steers $23.50-
24.50 and around 350 Good 780# $22.50.
Amarillo Area Direct trade on
slaughter steers and heifers steady to
strong, instances 500 higher on steers;
stockers and feeders fully steady. Thir-
teen loads average to high-Choice 1175-
1250# fed steers $25.00-26.00, few loads
Good and low-Choice 1050-1100# $23.65-
24.50. Nine loads Good and Choice 850-
1000# slaughter heifers $24.00-24.50. Good
and Choice 700-760# feeder steers $22.25-
24.00, Medium and low-Good $19.00-21.00.
Around 700 Good and Choice 621# stock
steers $24.75. Few Good and Choice 588-
675# stocker and feeder heifers $21.00-
22.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Move-


ment of all classes of livestock during
the past Christinas week very slow with
scattered sales steady. Washington
and Idaho Mostly Choice 1025-1180#
slaughter steers $25.50-26.00, 1 load
$26.75 in Washington. Choice steers
for current to 3 weeks delivery in
Idaho 1058-1200# $25.00-25.75, sever-
al loads on delivered basis carrying
15-200 freight benefit. High-Good and
Choice heifers 875-950# $25.00-25.50.
Canada Good 760# feeder steers
$19.50 with Good and Choice 554# year-
ling heifers $16.65.
Idaho Mostly Choice 107# wool-
ed slaughter lambs $17.00. Oregon -
Choice 104-106# shorn slaughter lambs
with No. 1 and 2 pelts $17.75-18.00
delivered California and Seattle.


WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
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Cattle 0 Calves hI o SheI
--- ---... ........--- ----.;-- --- --.... ... I^, '' Is~ov~ j ^ ..... ..... ..... J1. .. Pi ------

Market Dec. 26; Dec. 27 Dec. 26:Dec. 27 Dec. 26: Dec. 27 Dec. 26: Dec. 27
1959 1958 1959 1958 1959 1958 1959 1958
------------------------------------------ -------- --------
Chicago---......---.... --- 35,1553 35,278 269 265 51,989 32,558 7,514 9,007
Cincinnati.......... 2,104 1,575 317 315 7,304 9,064 755 728
Denver.-------...... 6,445 6,506 540 336 5,009 1,487 6,506 2,599
Fort Worth.. -.------.... 2,680 2,255 746 462 1,365 917 5,475 1,886
Indianapolis..-----. 4,070 3,915 383 531 25,225 23,055 1,588 5,076
Kansas City------ 14,372 11,593 747 545 10,811 9,135 5,520 2,056
Oklahoma City...... 4,512 3,511 505 410 2,789 1,656 1,265 667
Omaha............. 532,416 28,031 1,176 609 42,014 34,556 7,056 9,585
St.Joseph.......... -----11,903 19,680 295 195 22,543 21,850 3,471 5,726
St. Louis NSY....... ----9,545 8,402 1,187 1,197 50,929 58,417 5,901 5,655
Sioux City-----......... 23,036 19,917 5,364 1,498 36,090 58,907 6,756 7,721
S.St.PauL..----.-.. 14.249 11.883 6,286 6,125 40,290 41,084 5,754 5,158


Total..-........... 160,485 152,544 15,815 12,284 274,356 252,622 51,477 49,644
Dec. 19, 1959... 237,685 26,562 450,054 92,490
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


Dec. 26, 1959
330,000
17,600


Dec. 19, 1959 Dec. 27, 1958


449,000
26,200


296,000
22,900


Hogs ....
Sheep .


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Grade


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

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

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

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


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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER l/

Number of head Percent of total 2 Average weight sAverage price in
by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
- ---------------- ----- -
Week ended
: Dec. 24 hDec r4 :IDec. 4:sDec ~. W4Dec 4:Dec'. T4:5Dec;. W IfDec. 24
: 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958 : 1959 : 1958
CHICAGO
5,258 4,514 12.3 17.1 1,263 1,246 27.33 28.58
18,550 14,664 69.9 58.0 1,166 1,195 25.52 27.48
3,717 5,605 14.0 22.2 1,111 1,175 25.47 25.90
728 669 2.7 2.6 1,022 1,143 21.54 24.34
42 -- .2 -- 1,507 -- 21.21 --
245 41 .9 .1 1,030 1,147 17.91 22.01


26,540

88
6,257
7,721
665
248
14,979

S- 186 3
6,653
5,907
275
71
11,072

60
1,505
3,081
820

210
5,676


25,291

S950
7,456
6,840
613
101
15,960

- 395
7,529
5,166
515
111
11,516


1,418
2,870
1,025

40
5,3553


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OMAHA
.6 6.0
41.8 46.7
51.5 42.9
4.4 3.8
1.7 .6

SIOUX CITY
1.7 35 5
59.9 64.8
55.5 28.0
2.5 2.8
.6 .9


26.5
55.6
19.2

.7


1,166

1,234
1,149
1,169
1,141
1,135
1,160

1,151
1,1535
1,114
1,099
1,098
1,137

1,204
1,166
1,137
1,0853

1,072
1,155


1,198

1,126
1,174
1,202
1,170
1,078
1,182

1,141
1,1653
1,186
1,109
1,172
1,167


1,161
1,141
1,108

1,147
1,140


- ST. ULOUIS S


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


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


8;-
862
1,688
947

279
5,776


51
2,847
2,455
566

5,877


1,504
1,729
770

50
5,833


1,285
5,627
1,112
54
6,056


22.8
44.7
25.1

7.4


34.0
45.1
20.1

.8


- 1-8 F. sL osfrT
.5 --
48.5 21.2
41.4 59.8
9.6 18.4
.6

ThNVE ~-R


1,090
1,071
1,052

1,056
1,063


1,157
1,100
1,051

1,022
1,102


25.52

267.84
25.08
25.01
19.98
17.78
25.67

26050
24.65
25.06
20.59
18.53
23.99

27.65
24.68
22.67
19.66

17.55
22.66



25.5533
25.54
21.14

17.82
22.87


27.24

- 28.14
26.50
24.75
23.16
21.94
25.67

-28.0 5
26.80
25.17
25.91
22.59
26.26


26.22
24.85
25.61

21.47
24.95


26.20
25.27
25.96

22.26
25.33


1,140 -- 26.76 --
1,120 1,128 24.54 26.65
1,158 1,154 22.48 25.09
1,111 1,052 19.40 25.94
-- 1,129 21.96
1,155 1,130 25.20 25.20


Prm....... -- -- --
Choice......... 1,156 1,756 56.1 66.5 1,235 1,206
Good........... 880 856 42.7 52.0 1,134 1,1553
Standard....... 25 15 1.2 .6 1,113 1,070
Utility........ 24 .9 -- 1,021
All grades..... 2,061 2,611 1,190 1,187
/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


24.92
23.70
19.00

24.55


27.02
26.23
22.53
21.00
26.70


- -KINS
1.1
26.5
54.5
14.4

5.7





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FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT AND NUMBER
Week ended Month M 1 on
Uec.'4' 'c."JI7"'Dec'sy4 Nov. 1Nov7". "July- Nov.
1959 ; 1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958 1959 : 1958
-----------------------------.............................................................................
Steers- lOO up 3460 1,061 861 2,547 3,187 17,586 21,115
901.1000 1,242 2,752 1,272 9,165 7,561 57,784 57,045
801.900 2,357 5,018 1,718 21,490 16,540 104,616 98,940
701.800 5,406 6,428 1,718 42,764 27,475 166,265 139,750
501.700 6,720 11,050 3,729 72,279 55,694 352,445 280,551


Total steers 10 mkts. 14,065 26,509 9,298 148,245
Av. wts." 719# 740# 763# 711#
Av.cost*" $23.11 $22.85 $26.09 $23.75
" "Chicago 23.04 22.83 25.07 25.46
" "Ks.City 22.98 22.55 25.71 25.54
"Omaha 23.21 23.09 26.92 24.85
"S.St.Paul 22.20 21.55 23.98 21.80
"Sioux City 24.62 24.96 27.28 24.86
"Denver 23.44 23.91 25.49 24.63
"Ft.Worth 22.67 21.41 25.87 20.85
O" l. City 21.13 21.44 26.23 21.76
S" S.St.Joseph 23.16 22.21 26.32 22.52
Nott.Stk.Yds. 21.67 20.65 24.56 22.79
Total calves-10 kts. 10,454 18,732 9,369 148,826
* heifers 0 1 2,026 2,824 2,123 24,768
' cove I 959 1,532 1,141 9,496
* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


108,057
715#
$27.20
27.59
26.46
28.40
25.21
28.02
27.86
24.84
25.96
26.52
24.87
129,490
19,370
12,006


678,494 597,581
718# 728#
$25.32 $26.28
26.23 26.58
24.81 25.56
26.46 27.49
23.75 24.72
26.55 27.11
25.61 27.28
24.08 25.09
24.11 25.19
24.69 25.19
24.15 24.40
442,140 424,052
124,691 126,459
24,507 31,089


ESTIMATED FEDRAILY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
Beef Veal Pork Lamb tbTtal
Weekt-------- t aLexcl.ard2 L and Mutton z,.a
ended Num- Prod. : Num.: Prod. Num-: Prod. : Num-: Prod. prod.
-- 1 --- e : ber : -:ber: -ber:; t
1000Q ail.1b. 1.000 mil.lb. 1.00 millb. 1000 mil.lb.mil.lb.
Dec. 26,1959 274 165.5 75 8.2 1,200 164.9 177 8.7 347.35
Dec. 19,1959 345 204.6 105 11.3 1,545 209.5 250 11.3 436.7
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Dec. 9 1
Dec. 27,19581/ 240 145.1
Percentage change from:


Dec. 19,1959
Dec. 27,1958


Week
ended


Dec. 26,1959
Dec. 19,1959
Dec. 12,1959
Dec. 27,1958
Vj Actual sa


74 8.1 1,014 138.2


188 9.4 300.8 55.7


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-- --Aveag weight lb. -Lard
S cattle 'Calves Hogs Sheep yield
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Live jDreDrsese Live sDreieds. Ives rgsed: Live. Dressed:lOO lb.
1060 604 195 110 241 137 101 49 --
1040 593 190 108 240 136 101 49 --
1045 596 190 108 242 137 101 49 --
1073 605 193 109 241 136 103 50 14.6


2/ Excludes lard. 3/ Not available at this time.


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Chicago Kansas City: Omaha Denver $Los Anmles
: 28 2
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Classification Dec. : Dec. Dec. Dec,. Dec. Dec. : Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec.
26 27 26 27 26 : 27 26 : 27 26 27
1959 1958 : 1959 : 1958 1959 1958 1959 1958 1959 1958
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Slax~hter!g cat e. calves-and. vealers


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

Heifers -
Choice 600-800#
Good 500-900
Standard-All vte.
Cows All weights-
Commercial
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Bulls All vte. -
Utility & Cou'1.
Calves 500# dn.-
Choice
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Vealers All vts.-
Choice & Prime
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Good N
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Choice 500-750
Med. & Gd. N "
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Steers -
Good & Choice
Heifers -
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29.12
28.75
28.04
27.50
26.55
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27.853
26.42
24.04

19.62
18.21
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25.62
25.58
22.75
19.62


24.75
22.00
19.00

16.00
14.75
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27.04
26.12
25.25
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27.58
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27.00
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26.84
26.84
25.47
25.06
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24.72
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14.62
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28.46
27.46
26.85
25.54
25.54


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26.00
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
........................ -......-. ............................................. ........-....
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. usas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis corn
Yards I bined
----------------------------------------------------
AVERAGE COST' Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 26,1959 11.60 11.74 11.78 11.85 11.67 11.69 11.78 12.21 11.78
and Dec. 19,1959 11.69 11.64 11.48 11.43 11.51 11.45 11.59 12.01 11.55
gilts Dec. 27,1958 18.70 18.86 18.42 18.10 17.86 18.55 17,64 1.98 18.50
Dec ,1959 8.70 9.08 8.29 8.77 8.91 9.09 8.66 8.65 8.80
Sows Dec. 19,1959 8.66 8.85 8.08 8.39 8.52 8.53 8.55 8.58 8.56
Dec. 27,1958 14.40 14.28 14.54 14.20 14.41 14.61 15.85 14.49 14.29
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 26,1959 251 221 254 258 259 226 251 227 250
and Dec. 19,1959 250 219 254 258 258 227 227 225 229
gilts Dec. 27R958. 237 2556 233 244 244 232 258 226 256
Dec. 26,1959 452 408 455 440 457 596 424 455 450
Sows Dec. 19,1959 446 406 425 427 426 414 415 456 424
Dec. 27,1958 452 432 448 446 426 418 .427 447 458.
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 26,1959 24222 46162 9611 55550 51454 19811 55082 21064 220956
and Dec. 19,1959 54699 64911 16764 56957 48419 56016 52877 31503 542146
gilts Dec. 27,1958 25850 34493 7515 28770 54749 19195 54069 20112 204751
Dec. 26,1959 3766 3940 988 4018 2573 1642 2752 2607 22286
Sw.* Dec. 19,1959 5455 6347 1659 6764 4058 3348 5014 3840 56483
D,. ...3..7 2618 613 5201 2584_ 1ft 2684 1757.. 181Q
Sows Percenta. e of total
Dec. 26,1959 13 8 9 10 8 8 8 11 9
Dec. 19,1959 14 9 9 11 8 9 9 11 10
Dec. 27,1958 12 8 8 10 7 5 7 8 8
...----------- -- .. .. .. .. ..................... .--................ ...... 9.
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
SHog products 1/ i Hog prices 2/: orr mrgn 3
-----------------w -,...
Dec. 26, 1959 $14.67 $12.31 $2.36
Dec. 19, 1959 14.11 12.32 1.79
P,...1958 ...........2o .............. 9. ........... .28........
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog corn-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
-------------------------------------------------------------.....
Barrows and Corn. / Hog-corn
Week ended lt No. 3, yeow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel : barrows and gilts
............. --------- ....... .......................................
Dec. 26, 1959 11.60 110.0 10.5
Dec. 19, 1959 11.69 109.0 10.7
Dec. 27, 1958 18.70 114.8 16.5
_Z/ Simple average price.






1039


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading of greasy domestic worsted
wools during Christmas week amounted to
approximately six cars and prices ad-
vanced 2-5 cents. Demand was normal for
medium wools but the supply was increas-
ingly smaller.
Some handlers of pulled wools re-
ported business very active with prices
firm. Noils moved slowly at firm prices,
while little was done in scoured shorn
woolen wools. Turnover in the domestic
primary markets was slow except some 12
months wool sold in Texas. All the
Dominion auctions closed for the year-end
holiday season. The South American mar-
kets remained dull.
Fleece Wools Graded 56/58s
staple and good French bombing fleece
wool sold at $1.15 clean basis while
graded 50/54s staple fleeces brought
$1.12 and medium grade lambs wool moved
at 880 clean.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good


French combing and staple wool sold at
$1.50 clean basis. A fair weight of
original bag bulk fine, some half-blood
with occasional 5/8s bulk good French
and staple Wyoming wool sold in Casper
at 52.02* per grease pound delivered
Boston while a smaller quantity of
bulk fine good French combing and
staple sold at Douglas at 50 f.o.b.
shipping point. Light shrinking lambs
wool sold in Oregon at 4571 grease
basis.
Texas Wools Over 1,000,000
pounds of original bag 12 months good
French combing and staple wool sold
in Texas at $1.25-1.50 clean basis de-
livered Boston. Dealers estimate ap-
proximately 1,500,000 pounds of 12
months wool remain unsold in Texas.
Mohair Contracting of mohair
continued in Texas at $1.011 for adult
and $1.51 for kid hair to the ware-
house.


SHEEP AND


LAMBS:
In


WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY
dollars per 100 pounds


QUOTATIONS


S: : North
Classification : Chicago. Omaha Kansas. Fort :Denver : Ogden : Port-
City Worth: land
: m^a--- __ _- __ -:-land -
SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) All wta.
Choice Dec. 26, 1959 17.56 17.69 17.50 16.75 17.75 -- 17.25
Dec. 27, 1958 19.29 19.21 19.00 18.00 19.12 18.75 18.88*
Good Dec. 26, 1959 16.88 16.88 16.75 16.62 17.25 16.12 16.50
Dec. 27, 1958 18.25 18.58 18.50 17.25 18.50 18.00 18.25*
IVSS: (Wooled) All wt. -- ---------- ------- --


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Dec. 26, 1959
Dec. 27, 1958
Dec. 26, 1959
Dec. 27, 1958
- All vta.
Dec. 26, 1959
Dec. 27, 1958


4.50
6.50
3.75
6.50


5.50
7.75
4.12
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-- 20.25


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5.75 6.00


-- 14.75
-- 17.00


17.52
18.75


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7.75 8.25
3.00 3.75
5.25 5.50

15.25 14.75
18.38 17.38


* Shorn basis






1040


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


NEW YORK Non-locally dressed: Trading
was fairly active on steer and cow beef rounds,
loins, ribs, pork loins, Boston butts, skinned
hams and spareribs. As a result of a slow
trade and rather poor clearances for veal,
calf and particularly lamb, some carlots were
carried over the weekend. Supplies of rail-
stocks were moderate, with major, portion on
offer Monday and Tuesday.
Compared with Friday previous week: Prime
steer carcass prices steady, Good and Choice
steady to weak, cow beef 500 lower; veal and
calf weak; lamb $1.00-2.00 down, largely
$1.00 off; pork loins $5.00-4.00 higher; Bos-
ton butts and spareribs steady skinned hams
$2.00 lower.
Locally dressed: Production of steer
beef, veal and calf was moderate during the
holiday week, while output of lamb and pork
was near normal. Prices for Choice and Prime
steer hindquarters were steady, ribs $2.00
higher; arm chucks $3.00 lower. Veal and
calf hindsaddles largely $2.00 off; lamb car-
cass prices $1.00-2.00 lower. Pork loins
closed $5.00-35.50 above week previous. Ko-
sher steer forequarters $1.50-2.00 lower; ko-
sher veal, calf and lamb $2.00 off. Demand
broad for bulk pork cuts, moderate on steer
hindquarters, and ribs. Trading slow for
other traefer meats and bulk kosher dressed
offerings.

CHICAGO Normal fresh meat supplies for
the Christmas week were fully adequate for
trade needs. Demand was good for beef ribs
and loins but poor for chucks and rounds. Lamb
hindsaddles were fairly active, but the veal
trade was slow. The fresh pork trade was mod-
erately active.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
and heifer beef steady to $1.00, mostly 50#-
$1.00 higher; lamb $1.00 lower; veal steady;
pork loins $2.50-5.00 higher; Boston butts
4-8# steady to 50f higher, spareribs 3# and
down 504-$1.00 higher.
Choice heifer carcasses 500-700# $539.00-
42.00, Good $56.50-40,00. Choice and Prime
squarecut chucks $537.00-39.00; Choice and
Prime rounds $51.00-54.00. Prime loins $83.00-
100.00, Choice loins $68.00-78.00; Prime ribs
$67.00-72.00, Choice $62.00-67.00; Choice and
Prime kosher style chucks $59.00-40.00. Lamb
hindsaddles $49.00-54.00; legs $48.00-55.00;
loins $50.00-56.00; ribs $48.00-54.00.

PACIFIC COAST Meat supplies were mod-
erate with Choice steer beef the most limited.


Lamb was the exception with accumulations
at Los Angeles and San Francisco. Prices
compared with last week*a close: Steer beef
mostly steady, instances Choice 500 lower at
Los Angeles; cow beef steady to $1.00 higher
except Canner and Cutter $1.00 lower at San
Francisco; calf and veal steady; lamb steady
to $1.00 lower; fresh park loins steady to
$2.00 higher; spareribs steady instances
$1.00 higher in the Pacific Northwest;
other pork and lard steady.
Choice steer beef under 650# sold from
$42.00-46.00, few reaching $47.00 at Seattle,
650-700# $41.50-46.00; 700-800# $41.50-
44.00; Good under 700# $59.00-44.00; Stand-
ard $538.00-41.00. Good and Choice 180-5300#
calf $45.00-54.00; Good and Choice veal
under 150# $48.00-54.00. Choice lamb under
55# $536.00-59.00, few $41.00 at San Fran-
cisco; fresh pork loins $56.00-42.00; fresh
skinned hams $42.00-46.00; N. YT. shoulders
$25.00-54.00; Boston butts $50.00-36.00;
spareribs under 3# $55.00-40.00; smoked
skinned hams $44.00-54.00; sliced 1#
packages of bacon $56.00-42.00, few sales
down to $55.00 in the Pacific Northwest;
and lard in 1# cartons $12.50-16.00.


SHIP SAILINGS WITH MEAT FOR U. S. -
The Agricultural Attache in Australia re-
ports the following ship sailings with beef
for the United States. The Mariposa sailed
December 2 with 284;480# for Los Angeles,
387,520# for San Francisco; the Whangoroa
December 4 with 1,411,200# for New York,
5533,600# for Boston,



CARIWT MEAT REPORT Trade was moder-
ately active on steer and heifer beef with
the best outlet on Choice offerings. The
supply of lamb was moderately curtailed
under a poor demand. Compared with the
previous week steer beef sold mostly 500-
$1.00 higher with Good grade carcasses at
Omaha and New York steady to 500 higher.
Heifer beef was uneven but mostly steady
at Denver, 504-$1,00 higher at Chicago
and $1.00 higher, instances $1.50 up at
Omaha, Lamb carcasses sold steady
to weak in New York and Philadelphia,
and steady to $1.00 lower in Omaha
while sales were fully $1.00 lower is
Chicago and Denver,








DRESSED MEAT PRICES: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
(In dollars per 100 pounds)


New York
;-_-_-------_--


Classification

-----------
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800#


Choice


500-600
600-700


Good 400-600
Standard 350-600
Cow beef, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 90-1201
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 55-45#


Choice


Good, all wti
Pork Fresh -
Loins

Butts
Pork Cured -


45-55
45-55
55-65


3.

8-12#
L2-16
4-8


Hams, sik. skd. -
12-16#
16-18
Bacon, sik. Slab -
6-8#
8-10
Sliced, 1# pkg.
Picnics, smk.,4-8#
Lard, 1# carton -
Refined


: Dec.
: 26
S1959


48.00

44.50
42.25


55.62
32.88

60.50
48.00
45.50

40.75
40.25
58.25
57.25
37.75

37.25
56.50
31.00


41.50
40.50

27.50
28.25
55.00
28.50

12.50


Note: Quotations at New York
cured pork cuts between Chicago


Dec.
27
1958

46.75

46.50
43.75


Chicago 3


Dec. :
26 3
1959 :


42.50
42.25
59.75
38.50


Dec.
27
1958

45.00
45.08
45.08
42.83
41.50


San Francisco

Dec. : Dec.
26 t 27
1959 : 1958


44.50 47.00
45.25 45.00
43.00 46.00
39.50 40.75


: Los Angeles

: Dec, : Dec.
t 26 27
:- 1959 2 1958


45.75
42.75
42.00
40.00


45.75
44.50
44.00
43.00


38.25 30.00 35.25 52.50 39.00 32.50 38.00
36.75 29.50 34.50 50.50 37.50 51.50 38.00


59.50
51.00
48.00

44.17
44.00
41.00
39.00
40.50

47.42
46.25
41.83


52.00
46.50
41.00



37.00
35.88
54.50

36.00
5533.81
25.31


54.00
50.00
46.00

41.00
41.00
40.00
37.00
36.50

46.00
45.75
35.75


53.00



38.50
35.50
58.00

40.00
58.00
34.00


55.00


42.00
42.00
40.00
41.00

51.00
51.00
42.50


57.50
57.50
35.00
35.00

57.50
37.50
52.50


42.00
42.00
37.00
38.00

48.50
48.50
41.50


59.00 47.00 56.17 51.50 57.50 49.75 57.50
57.00 45.75 52.67 47.00 56.00 48.25 56.00


43.00
48.00
34.00


51.25
29.75
58.75
31.25


50.00
48.53
54.50
35.17


59.00
50.00


51.00
49.00
52.00
36.00


40.00
--


15.50 11.50 14.00 15.50 20.00 135.75
exclude locally dressed fresh meats. Variation in prices
and New York due in part to differences in processing and


Bl

Classification
Steer beef -


Choice


Good


Heifer beef
Choice

Good

tamb -
Choice


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

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

35-45#
45-55
55-65


JlK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DEC. 24, 1959
Prices paid F.O.B. Prices delivered
.- Chi cago Denver Omaha New m York- t Ph1 iladelha


41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
59.00-39.50

58.00-58.50
57.50-58.00

59.50-40.00
59.00-39.50
56.50-57.50
36.50-57.50

55.00-35.50
55.00-35.50
35.50-54.50


40.00-40.50
39.00-59.50
38.00-58.50




58.90-41.00
58.00



53.75
53.75


40.00-40.50
59.00-39.25
58.00-38.25

57.00-38.00
56.00-37.00

38.50-59.00
58.00-38.50
36.00-36.50
55.50-36.00

34.25-55.25
55.25-54.25
32.25


43.00-45.50
41.75-42.50
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.00
40.00-41.00
38.50-40.00


38.00-40.00
36.00-57.00
35.00-56.00


43.00-45.50
42.00-42.50
40.00-40.50
38.50-39.50
38.50-39.50
38.50-39.50


37.00-58.00
56.00-37.00
35,00-56.00


WHOLESALE


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44.00
43.50
53.50
35.50

16.25
in some
packaging.


#


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1042


PIG CROP REPORT DECEMBER 1959

The 1959 pig crop totaled 101,6 million head, 8 percent more than the 1958 crop
of 94.5 million head, according to the Crop Reporting Board, This year's crop was
the largest since the record 121.8 million head produced in 19453 The spring pig
crop at 58.6 million was up 12 percent from that of 1958, and the fall crop of 45.0
million was up 2 percent. The increase in the spring crop resulted from an increase
in the number of saws farrowing, coupled with a slight increase in pigs saved per
litter. The larger fall crop came as the result of a 5 percent increase in sows far-
rowing which more than offset the 5 percent decline in pigs saved per litter.
Reports on breeding intentions indicate 7,510,000 sows to farrow in the spring
of 1960, 12 percent less than the number farrowing last spring. If these intentions
materialize and the number of pigs per litter equals the 10-year average with an al-
lowance for upward trend, the 1960 spring pig crop would be approximately 52,0 million
head. A crop of this size would be 11 percent less that the 1959 spring crop,
This report is based on a survey of 174,000 farm and ranch operators. These re-
turns were obtained largely in cooperation with the Post Office Department through
rural mail carriers.
FALL CROP UP 2 PERCENT: The number of pigs saved during the fall of 1959 (June
through November) is estimated at 43,029,000 head. This is 2 percent larger than the
1958 fall crop and 21 percent above the 1948-57 fall average. The 1959 fall pig crop
was the third largest of record, being exceeded only in 1942 and 1943. Numbers were
up from last year in all regions except the East and West North Central States,
where the number of pigs saved was about the same as a year earlier, The Noarth At-
lantic States were up 6 percent; South Atlantic, 4 percent; South Central, 9 per-
cent; and Western States, up 12 percent.
The number of sows farrowing in the fall of 1959 is estimated at 6,168,000 head,
5 percent more than farrowed in the fall of 1958 and 16 percent above average. Fall
farrowings were 3 percentage points less than indicated by farmers' reports on breed-
ing intentions last June. The 1959 fall farrowing by regions as percent of 1958
and intentions as reported last June are as follows: North Atlantic, 105 percent
now and 106 percent last June; East North Central 103 percent and 104 percent; West
North Central 104 and 109; South Atlantic 106 and 110, South Central 112 and 114, and
West 112 and 110.
Pigs saved per litter averaged 6.98 as compared with the record high of 7.17
pigs per litter in the fall of 1958. Decreases in average litter size were reported
in the East North Central, West North Central, South Atlantic, and South Central re-
gions. Litter size remained unchanged in the North Atlantic States and showed a
small increase in the West.
Compared with a year earlier, 1959 fall farrowings were relatively larger in
June and July and relatively smaller in August, September, October, and November.
The percentages of sows farrowing by months during the fall of 1959 as compared with
those for the fall of 1958 are as follows: June 15.5 and 14.0, July 16.0 and 15.4,
August 235.1 and 23.8, September 25.4 and 25.6, October 135.2 and 14.0, and November
6.8 and 7.2.
1959 SPRING PIG CROP UP 12 PERCENT: The 1959 spring pig crop is estimated at
58,607,000 pigs, 12 percent above 1958. A total of 8,282,000 sows farrowed in the
spring of 1959, compared with 7,428,000 during the same period a year earlier. Pigs
saved per litter at 7.07 was the second highest on record for the spring crop, being
exceeded only by the 7.12 pigs saved per litter in the spring of 1957.
ANNUAL PIG CROP 8 PERCENT IARGER: Spring and fall pig crops combined for 1959
are estimated at 101,636,000 head, 8 percent more than the 94,499,000 head in 1958.
For the ten-year period (1948-57) the average pig crop totaled 90,186,000 head.
1960 SPRING INTENTIONS DOWN 12 PERCENT: Reports from farmers on breeding in-
tentions for the spring of 1960 Indicate 7,310,000 sows to farrow (December 1959
through May 1960). This would be 12 percent less than a year earlier; 2 percent be-
low 1958, and 10 percent below the 1948-57 average. All regions of the country show
a decline except the North Atlantic States which show a 2 percent increase over
1959. Other regions and changes from 1959 are as follows: West North Central down






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15 percent; East North Central, South Atlantic, and South Central are all down 9 per-
cent; and West down 7 percent.
If intentions for spring farrowings materialize and the number of pigs saved per
litter equals the average, with an allowance for trend, the 1960 spring crop would
be 11 percent smaller than a year earlier.
SELECTED CORN BELT STATES: The number of sows intended to farrow in 10 of the
Corn Belt States in the spring of 1960 is expected to be 13 percent less than a year
earlier. These States are Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. These 10 States accounted for 74
percent of the 1959 United States spring pig crop.
Present intentions indicate decreases in both the winter (December-February)
and spring (March-May) quarters. The number of sows expected to farrow during the
months of December, January, and February totals 1,820,000 head, 15 percent less
than the 2,149,000 farrowed during this period a year earlier. The 3,500,000 head
intended for farrowing in March, April, and May of 1960 for the above States are 11
percent, or 455,000 head, less than the 3,933,000 sows farrowing in these months in
1959.
The December 1 survey shows considerable fewer farrowings intended during the
winter months (December, January, and February) than were intended in September.
There was a gradual downward trend in hog prices during 1959 with the exception of
an upswing for a short period in late August. In mid-November prices received by
farmers for hogs averaged $12.20 per cwt., down $5.70 from a year earlier. Market-
ings of all hogs and of sows have been relatively large in recent weeks.
In the above 10 States the number of sows farrowing in the fall of 1959 totaled
4,418,000 head, 3 percent more than in the fall of 1958. This is about the same
number as was indicated by farmers' reports on September 1. Sows farrowing during
June, July, and August totaled 2,419,000 head, 5 percent more than in 1958. The
number farrowing during September, October, and November totaled 1,999,000 head,
up 2 percent from the 1,961,000 head in 1958.
ALL HOGS IN 9 STATES UNCHANGED: The number of all hogs and pigs on farms
December 1 in 9 of the Corn Belt States for which comparable data are available
totaled 41,470,000 head, about the same as the 41,484,000 on hand a year earlier.
Ohio, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas showed an increase in inventories while Indiana,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota registered a decrease. The number of all hogs
reported on Nebraska farms remained unchanged from the previous year. Hogs and pigs
six months old and over for the nine States totaled 15,587,000 as compared with
15,342,000 as of December 1, 1958. The number under 6 months of age at 26,083,000
head compared with 26,142,000 a year earlier.

Sows farrowing, pigs per litter, and pigs saved, spring and fall, 2/ 1955-60
-
Sows farrowing Pigs per litter \ Pigs saved
Year --- --- -- -
Spring : Fall : Spring Fall : Spring t Fall : Year
Thousand head Number Thousand head


UNITED


STATES


1955 ....... 8,359 5,586 6.90 6.81 57,690 58,029 95,
1956 ....... 7,665 5,194 6.94 7.00 55,186 36,386 89,
1957 ....... 7,277 5,124 7.12 7.06 51,812 36,148 87,
1958 ....... 7,428 5,883 7.05 7.17 52,336 42,163 94,
1959 ....... 8,282 6,168 7.07 6.98 58,607 43,029 101,'
1960 ....... 2/ 7,3510 -- 3/ 7.10 -- 3/52,000 -

1/ Spring, December through May; fall, June through November.
2/ Spring farrowing indicated from breeding intentions reports.
5/ Average number of pigs per litter with allowance for trend used to compute
Indicated number of spring pigs. Number rounded to nearest 500,000 head.


719
572
960
499
636






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sp- ring
State I Srig
and : s
DivisioneAverage,
;1948-57;
1,000
head
Maine : 25
N. H. t 11
Vt. : 12
Mass. 79
R. I. t 5
Conn. : 18
N. Y. 169
N. J. t 107
Pa. :_ 540
N. Atl.: 967
Ohio : 2,659
Ind. : 5,920
Ill. : 6,147
Mich. : 767
Wisc. 2,206


(


3









I


E
t
r


EN.C. :15,698 11


Minn. : 4,225 4,020
Iowa :12,900 11,778
Mo. 0 5,548 5,572
N. Dak. : 594 650
S. Dak. 1'2,025 2,070
Nebr. t 2,887 2,549
Kans. t 996 915
W.N.C. t26,974 25,552
N. C. :42,672 40,879


Del. : 51
Md. i 199
Va. : 572
W. Va. : 155
N. C. t 1,015
S. 0. s 454
Ga. t 1,266
Fla. 1 415
S. Atl.:_4,066
Ky. : 1,052
Tenn. : 957
Ala. t 791
Miss. 2 471
Ark. : 475
La. : 592
Okla. s 514
Tex. 921
S.Cent.: 5,552
Mont. : 146
Idaho 1 155
iyo. 3 45
Colo. : 191
N. Mex. : 47
Ariz. : 18
Utah t 65
Nev. : 16
tash. s 111
Oreg. : 158
Calif. 3565
West 1 l,275
U. S. :54,531


50
166
537
81
1,276
455
1,511
572
4,408
1,025
1,027
858
490
280
248
560
888
5,176

111
29
150
32
22
62
18
111
148
505
521,12356
52,556


PIGS SAVED
Dec. through May) :Fall (June through Nov.)

1958 1 1959 tasof1Averaget 1958 t 1959 t
S :1l958 J1948-57' I
L,000 1,000 Per- 1,000 1,000 1,000
head head cent head head head
14 15 107 20 14 16
8 8 100 9 9 9
10 10 100 10 8 8
79 74 94 65 78 78
5 6 120 5 6 7
12 15 108 19 14 12
114 155 117 126 100 98
109 96 88 82 81 88
599 468 117 460 580 412
750 825 110 796 690 728
8,545 2,576 110 2,550 2,245 2,525
S,748 4,159 111 5,594 3,665 5,501
5,541 6,867 108 4,209 5,646 5,844
657 738 112 608 665 659
S,258-, 2,3529 105 1, 242 1,672 1, 611
5,547 16,669 109 12,002 135,891 15,918


4,408
12,752
4,026
679
2,292
2,925
-11079
- 1, -
28,159
44, 828
50
180
580
98
1,605
525
1,787
449
5,254
1,214
1,272
1,022
608
575
285
448
1,175
6,595
144
124
56
194
34
24
85
16
144
190
516
1,,507
58,607


110 1,919 2,729 2,671
108 6,585 8,499 8,488
115 2,906 5,457 5,714
108 104 176 161
111 417 775 681
115 1,110 1,442 1,412
118 692 764 765
110 1,551 17,820 17,890
110 25,555 51,711 1,808
100 27 26 26
108 170 144 152
108 520 555 569
121 125 86 101
126 772 972 1,008
121 -401 584 410
118 1,092 1,267 1,506
121 504 525 508
119 5,408 5,757 5,880
118 871 994 1,071
124 855 957 1,056
119 780 794 897
124 421 474 570
155 594 517 542
115 55330 247 264
124 459 595 428
152 871 889 904
124 4,940 5,045 5,512
107 90 106 120
112 97 88 96
124 55 29 27
129 145 151 172
106 55 24 21
109 16 21 24
157 49 46 74
89 11 15 12
150 96 112 126
128 109 148 162
104 296 262 267
116 978 980 1,101
112 55,655 42,165 435,029


asgof:Average2 1958 2 1959 :
1958 ,1948-57t I 3
Per- 1,000 1,000 1,000 1
cent head head head
114 45 28 51
100 20 17 17
100 22 18 18
100 144 157 152
117 11 11 15
86 57 26 25
98 295 214 251
109 189 190 184
108 1,000 779 880
106 1,765 1,440 1,551
101 5,009 4,588 4,899
96 7,515 7,411 7,660
104 10,555 11,987 12,711
96 1,575 1,522 1,577
96 5,448 950 5,940
100 27,700 29,258 30,587
98 6,144 6,749 7,079
100 19,284 20,277 21,240
108 6,255 7,009 7,740
91 698 806 840
88 2,440 2,845 2,975
98 5,998 5,991 4,555
- 100 1,688 1,677 1,842
100 40,505 45,552 46,049
100 68,o 5 72,590 76,656
100 58 56 56
106 569 510 552
107 1,095 1,070 1,149
117 258 167 199
104 1,786 2,248 2,615
107 855 819 955
105 2,557 2,778 5,095
95 718 697 757
104 7,475 8,145 9,154
108 1,905 2,019 2,285
111 1,790 1,964 2,508
115 1,571 1,652 1,919
120 892 964 1,178
108 869 597 715
107 721 495 549
109 955 755 876
102 1,795 1,777 2,077
109 10,492 10,221 11,907
115 257 241 264
109 252 199 220
95 80 58 63
131 556 281 566
88 80 56 55
114 54 45 48
161 112 108 159
92 27 51 28
112 207 225 270
109 247 296 552
102 660 567 585
102 2,251 294,410 2,408
102 90,186 94,499 101,656


L5O
Wos
L958
'er-
cent
111
100
100
97
118
96
108
97
115
ii08
107
105
106
104
100
105
105
105
110
104
105
109
no10
106
106
100
107
107
119
116
114
111
109
112
115
118
116
122
120
111
116
117
116


109
150
98
112
147
90
121
119
105
115
108


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CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION 1i

Number (000 omitted) : Percent
: Jan.- : t Jan.-
SNov. Oct Nov. Nov. Oct. Nov.
S11959 1959 1958N 1959 1958
--- --- - -- -- -- --------------
Cattle:
Steers........... 750 850 8,842 725 51.5 52.53 55.6 55.7
Heifers.......... 325 582 5,366 220 22.2 24.1 21.2 16.9
Cows............. 570 555 5,476 557 25.5 22.4 21.8 25.9
Bulls and Stags.. 18 19 223 20 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.5
Total 2/......... 1,465 1,586 15,907 1,502 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners & Cutters 3/ 196 198 1,642 168 13.4 12.5 10.5 12.9
Hogs:
Sows............. 705 552 6,014 451 11.1 8.0 9.7 8.2
Barrows and Gilts 5,577 6,088 55,433 4,806 88.0 91.6 89.8 91.4
Stags and Boars.. 57 27 292 21 .9 .4 .5 .4
Total V/......... 6,557 6,647 61,759 5,258 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sheep and Lambe:
Lambs 1 Yearlings 1,008 1,151 11,666 821 94.2 94.2 95.0 92.9
Sheep............ 62 70 618 63 5.8 5.8 5.0 7.1
Total 2/......... 1,070 1,201 12,284 884 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

l/ Based on reports from packers. 2/ Totals based on rounded numbers.
3/ Included in cattle classification.


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

: Bulls and :Canners &
: Steers Heifers : Cows : Stags : Cutters,
Region : : :all1 classes
Nov. : Nov. : Nov. : Nov. : Nov.
1959 :1958 Z 1959:1958 :1959 : 1958:1959 :1958 :1959 1958
Pet. 'Pet. Pot. Pct. Pct. Pet. Pet. Pet. Pct. Pot.
N. Atlantic States... 72.6 65.9 1.7 1.7 24.9 51.6 0.8 0.8 12.7 23.0
S. Atlantic States... 42.53 44.5 7.0 4.7 48.6 48.7 2.1 2.53 21.7 28.0
N.C. States-Eastern.. 435.7 56.8 19.1 9.1 55.5 32.5 1.7 1.6 21.6 16.0
N.C. States-N.Western 51.8 59.9 26.6 18.7 20.4 20.1 1.2 1.5 11.0 7.0
N.C. States-S.Western 59.2 64.0 17.0 16.4 23.53 18.9 0.5 0.7 10.0 10.0
S. Central States.... 56.8 32.1 12.5 4.5 48.7 60.1 2.0 5.3 26.6 54.0
Mountain States...... 55.4 55.8 48.5 51.4 15.4 11.7 0.7 1.1 6.6 4.5
Pacific States....... 65.0 65.8 15.5 12.2 18.1 19.8 1.6 2.2 6.0 2.0
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UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


---------------------- ---- ----- ----- 7----
F e~rcen-ta~ge
"November January- November : Percentage
:November 1959 of
0 01 :Nov. i yr.
1959 1958 1959 1958
------------- -- Nov. av.


Number slaughtered under Federal inspection:
Cattle.......... 1,462 1,302
Calves.......... 458 .441
Hogs............ 6,557 5,258
Sheep & lambs... 1,070 885
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,043.5 1,047.5


Calves.......... 200.5
Hogs............ 240.9
Sheep & lambs... 98.1
Average cost to packers: (dollars ]
Cattle.......... 21.58
Calves.......... 20.96
Hogs............ 12.31
Sheep & lambs... 17.02
Dressings yields: (per 100 pounds
Cattle.......... 56.8
Calves........... 56.8
Hogs 1/......... 76.5
Sheep-& lambs... 48.6
Lard per 100#... 15.7
Lard per animal. 553.0
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 592.6
Steers 2/....... 611.1
Heifers-2/...... 552.0
Cows 2/.7......... 455.0
Calves.......... 115.8
Hogs............ 185.8
Sheep & lambs... 47.7
Condemnations: 3/(number of head)
-- Fe


Cattle..........
Calves..........
Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...
Total dressed weight


1,991
7,712
4,556
- Excluding


205.4
241.9
98.9
per 100
25.27
24.93
17.87
20.15


(thousands
15,906
4,419
61,759
12,284


1,044.0


208.9
239.4
98.8
pounds)
24.14
26.16
14.58
18.91


live weight)
56.4
56.1
76.7
48.1
14.0
55.8

590.8



115.2
185.5
47.6

5,852 4
2,750 1
8,644 9:
5,677 5
condemned: (th<


57.5
57.1
76.6
48.6
14.0
55.6

600.7



119.2
185.5
48.0


8,055
8,745
5,758
5,817
ousands


of head)
16,205
5,198
55,647
11,3555

1,014.0
212.2
237.5
98.4

25.04
24.01
20.22
21.06

56.4
56.1
76.6
48.7
14.0
55.5


572.0



119.0
182.0
47.9


56,220
24,154
95,726
57,686
of pounds)


Beef............ 865,706 765,980 9,526,501 9,257,586 113 102
Veal............ 49,667 50,450 524,750 615,454 98 67
Pork(carcass wt.) 1,165,555 975,758 11,511,381 9,747,695 119 107
Lamb & mutton... 50,800 41,780 587,268 559,787 122 104
Total 4/........ 2,127,528 1,851,948 21,949,700 20,140,519 116 105
Pork, 1xcl.lard 876,741 730,155 8,477,697 7,510,164 120 109
Lard production 5/ 208,587 177,557 2,070,657 1,780,794 117 105
Rendered pork fat 8,186 7,109 84,973 80,797 115 90
1/ Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style average. 2F/Also included with
cattle. 5/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrounded numbers. 5/ Includes
rendered Fork fat.


112
99
121
121

100
98
100
99

92
84
69
85


95
69
106
101

105
94
102
102

125
129
78
92


c






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Week ended


ESTIMATED PERCENT FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE
AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
: Kansas : : S. St. :St. Louis:
FeeChicagoders Omaha locker
Feeders and stockers


Sioux : S. St.
Citz :.Pau -


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.

Dec.
Dec.
Dec.


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.


24,
18,
26,

24,
18,
26,


24,
18,
26,


1959
1959
1958

1959
1959
1958


1959
1959
1958


Dec. 24, 1959
Dec. 18, 1959
Dec. 26, 1958


2
2
2

6
5
6
Indian- :
a olis :

10
17
5

12
15
10


43
47
25


18 3
22 1
16 ]
Slaughter cows


L4 10
L2 5


20
28
20


11 9 8 14
10 8 8 15
10 9 7 16

everr : Fort : Okla. : Wichita
: Worth : Citz :
Feeders and stockers


9 40 52
Slaughter cows
25 20 12
50 25 15
15 20 15


6 25
7 25
6 20
: "San


: Antonio


50 45


16
15
15


20
25
20


NUMBER OF CATTLE AND CALVES FROM CANADA AND MEXICO PASSED FOR
ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES, NOVEMBER 1959 WITH COMPARISONS
(USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.)
Month and : Canada : Mexico
period 1959 : 1958 : 1959 s 1958
--------------------------------------
Head Head Head Head
November . 38,770 93,525 28,290 58,37o
Jan.-Nov. 319,721 630,058 320,226 408.476


Note: During Jan.-Nov. this year 28,117 sheep and 6,184 hogs were also
passed for entry from Canada compared with 40,761 sheep and 6,983 hogs
in the same period of 1958.


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5
5






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


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

3 1262 08735 6944
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U. S. Department of Agriculture


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