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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRI E
WASNINSTON 25, 0.. D.0\


Vol. 28, No. 22


Week ended May 28


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Steer Sale Statistics . .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wool Market Review . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .


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Special to this issue
Federally Inspected Slaughter and Revised Estimates of
Production, by weeks, April 1960 . .


Meat
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Classification of Livestock Slaughtered in the United States,
April 1960 . . . .
Percentage Distribution by Classes of Cattle Slaughtered
under Federal Inspection, April 1960 . .
United States Federally Inspected Slaughter and Meat
Production, April 1960 . . .
Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production, April 1960
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, April 1960 .
Meat and Meat Food Products Inspected when Offered for
Importation, April 1960 . . .
Effective Parity Prices, May 15, 1960 . .
Prices Received by Farmers, May 15, 1960 .. .
Monthly Shipments of Feeder and Stocker Steers from
10 Markets, 1955-60. . . .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Cattle receipts at the 12 markets con-
tinued rather liberal and were 15 percent above
the corresponding week last year. Monday's
supplies exceeded any day since January and
prices declined on slaughter steers and heif-
ers. However, early declines were largely re-
covered at most points later when receipts
were moderate, and closing prices at midwest
markets were steady to 500 lower for the week.
Slaughter cows sold steady to 500 higher at
So. St. Paul and Chicago, but the general
trend elsewhere was steady to 500 lower. Stock-
er and feeder cattle and calves were steady to
500 lower. Prices on barrows and gilts were
steady to 250 higher over most of the Corn
Belt. Spring slaughter labs closed 504-$1.50
lower at the majority of markets with old crop
lambs steady to 50f lower.

SIAUGWHER CATTLE AND CALVES The 12 mar-
ket receipts were slightly below the previous
week and over 50 percent was offered on Monday
when receipts were the largest for any day since
January. Ordinarily between 40-50 percent of
the week's supply arrives on Monday. Slaugh-
ter steers and heifers made up the bulk of the
supply, Good to average-Choice grades continued
to predominate. Prime steers were very scarce
making up less than 4 percent of the total
steer supply at Chicago. Slaughter steer and
heifer prices were sharply lower at most ter-
minals Monday as large receipts and lower prices
on carcass steer and heifer beef in the whole-
sale meat trade made buying interests very
bearish. However, receipts were very moder-
ate after Monday and this along with higher
prices on carcass beef the remainder of the
week made for a higher trend which erased at
least a portion of the early decline at most
terminals. The Memorial Day holiday and ko
sher holidays, June 1 and 2 remained a bearish
factor through the week but was offset by small
midweek receipts. Slaughter steers sold un-
evenly steady to 504 lower for the most part.
At Chicago Prime steers closed steady to 504
lower but in Sioux City, Choice and Prime grades
were steady to 250 higher. Heifers were gener-
ally steady to 50f lower but in Chicago prices
were steady to 250 higher. At most markets
cows sold steady to 504 lower with Utility and
Commercial off most and selling as much as
$1.00 lower in Omaha. Cow prices in So. St.
Paul and Chicago were steady to 500 higher.
Bulls sold steady to $1.00 lower and vealers
were steady to $2.00 lower at St. Louis and So.
St. Paul.
A load of high-Prime 1372# slaughter steers
brought $33.50 in Chicago. Loadlots Prime and
mixed Choice and Prime steers $29.00-32.00 in
Chicago and a few loads of mixed Choice and
Prime $27.25-28.00 at other midwest markets.


Choice steers bulked at $25.25-27.00 and up
to $28.00 in Chicago; most Good steers sold at
$22.00-25.50. Choice heifers largely $25.00-
26.50 with many loads of high-Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime from $27.00-27.75 at Chicago.
Most Utility and Commercial cows $15.00-18.50,
Canners and Cutters $13.00-16.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Shipments of stocker and feeder steers from
the 10 markets at 22,232 head compared to
23,097 the previous week and 19,007 a year ear-
lier. Yearling stock steers continued to pre-
dominate while fleshy feeder steers of either
yearling or two year old ages were in very
moderate supply. Stock calves weighing 400-
450# continued in a decided minority as is
usually the case at this time of year. Good
and low-Choice offerings made up a large share
of the over-all supply. However, scattered
shipments were in the upper half of the Choice
grade and moderate numbers grading Common and
Medium were also marketed. Trading generally
was rather slow with prices unevenly steady to
500 lower, instances $1.00 off. At Oklahoma
City Common and Medium grades were $1.00-2.00
lower. At several markets prices early in the
week were maintained on a fully steady basis
only to follow a lower trend on subsequent days.
Further weakness in slaughter cattle prices
was a factor influencing a bearish demand for
stockers and feeders despite the fact that the
average price of stocker and feeder steers at
10 markets for the week in review at $23.75
was $4.50 lower than the same week a year
ago while the average price slaughter steers
at the 7 markets at $25.34 was only about $2.00
lower than a year ago.
Good and Choice 800-1050q feeder steers
bulked at $22.50-25.50, limited number Choice,
mostly 750-850#, $26.00-27.25, and at Sioux
City Choice to Fancy 823# reached $28.00. Me-
dium and low-Good feeders sold from $19.00-
22.50. A load of Choice 550# stock steers
brought $31.50, few loads Choice 550-650#
$28.50-.50.00; bulk Good and Choice 550-700#
$24.00-28.00. Medium stockers ranged from
$19.50-24.00. Good and Choice yearling heif-
ers sold from $21.75-26.50. Good and Choice
steer calves brought $25.50-33,00, two loads
Choice, thin 355# included at $33.00. A ten
car shipment of Choice 339-M41# heifer calves
also brought $33.00 but most of the heifer
calves on offer were Good and Choice at $22.50-
28.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Receipts at the
12 markets were 2 percent below the previous
week and were the smallest for 7 weeks. How-
ever, marketing were 5 percent above a year
ago. Mixed U. S. No. 1-3, 200-270# barrows









and gilts predominated in the supply with a
sizable volume of butchers 240# and heavier at
western Corn Belt points. Uniform lots of
U. S. No. 1-2, under 230# were rather limited
at most markets. Sows made up 6-17 percent at
the various centers, this a rather small per-
centage for this season of the year. Illus-
trating this point is the fact that sows at
So. St. Paul made up 17 percent of the volume
as compared with 26 percent at this time last
year. Demand was generally dependable and
prices on barrows and gilts finished the week
steady to 250 higher over most of the Corn
Belt, extremes 500 up at Sioux Falls while
weights over 2350 were weak to 250 lower at
Chicago. Sows were steady to 50* higher at
most points.
Selected lots of U. S. No. 1 and mixed
1-2 190-230# barrows and gilts usually sorted
for weight and grade bulked at $16.50-17.50
on Friday; mixed U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 180-250#y
$16.00-17.25, most sales $16.25-16.75; U. S. 1-
35, 270-600# sows $12.75-14.75.
Feeder pigs were fully steady at Sioux
City but declined 504-$1,00 at So. St. Paul.
Medium and Good 130-160# feeders brought $15.50-
16.00 at Sioux City, few Good and Choice $16.25-
16.75; Good 130-160# feeders at So. St. Paul
closed at $14.00-15.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.
No. 1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows
and gilts was 930 per cwt. based on wholesale
carlot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago
May 19 to May 25, 1960, inclusive.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Rainfall interfered with spring field
work but marketing slowed down nevertheless
and receipts were some smaller than in the
preceding week. Supplies continued moderately
larger, however, than in the like period last
year. Demand was fairly good with best out-
let for 200-230# butchers. Closing prices
compared with the preceding Friday were steady
to 100 higher for butchers up to 240# while
heavier butchers were mostly steady to 100
lower; sows 25-35* higher. U. S. No. 1-3,
190-240# butchers sold late from $15.60-16.35
with limited volume No. 1-2 $16.25-16.65, few
selected No. 1 to $16.75. Mixed No. 1-3 270-
400# sows brought $13.50-14.50; 400-550#
$11.75-13.90.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
terminals were little changed from the previ-
ous week but were 4 percent above the corres-
ponding week last year. Distribution of sup-
plies varied, however, as Omaha received a 24
percent increase from the previous week while
supplies at Fort Worth decreased somewhat. At
Denver, receipts were 58 percent above a year
ago. The proportion of spring slaughter lambs
increased seasonally at most points. Spring
lambs closed unevenly steady to $2.50 lower
for the week with most sales 500-$1.50 off. Old
crop slaughter lambs and ewes were steady to
$1.50 lower, the majority steady to 50* lower.


Lower dressed prices on spring lamb, increased
spring lamb supply, and the approaching Memori-
al Day holiday were price depressing factors.
Choice and Prime 80-110# spring slaugh-
ter lambs sold at $22.00-24.50 with a few
early sales to $26.00; Good and Choice $20.00-
24.00 and most late sales $20.00-23.00. Choice
and Prime 85-115# old crop shorn slaughter
lambs $20.00-22.00, 300 head $22.25 at Chica-
go; Good and Choice largely $18.00-20.50.
Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes bulked at
$3.00-6.00.
The small supply of feeder lambs sold
steady to weak. Medium to Choice 47-80# spring
feeders $18.00-21.75; same grades old crop
feeders $16.00-19.00.
In the Interior Iowa Southern Minnesota
area, receipts were the same as in the previ-
ous week but 15 percent larger than the corre-
sponding week last year. Shorn old crop slaugh-
ter lambs comprised the bulk. Compared with
Friday the previous week, shorn old crop
lambs were mainly 50f lower, spring lambs
$1.00 off, and slaughter ewes nominally steady.
Choice 90-105# old crop slaughter lambs
with No. 2 to fall shorn pelts realized $20.00-
21.50 with late sales $20.00-21.00. Choice
and Prime 80-100# spring slaughter lambs
$22.50-24.50 with closing sales $23.50 and
down.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct sales on slaughter cattle as well as
stockers and feeders were steady to 50* lower
in a rather slow pre-holiday trade. Spring
slaughter lambs were in good demand at firm
prices.
Slaughter steers: In California, 2
loads high-Choice 100Q $28.25; 10 loads Choice
925-1125# $27.75-28.00. California and Ari-
zona, loadlots Good to mostly Choice 875-1250#
$26.00-27.50, including around 200 loads for
July-September delivery; Good 875-1100# $25.00-
26.50, current to July delivery; Standard to
low-Good 950-1050# $24.00-24.75. Slaughter
heiferst 3 loads Choice 850-890# $27.00; 28
loads high-Good to mostly Choice 825-1000C
$25.75-26.75.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
500-700C steers $26.00-27.00, 680-900# $24.00-
25.50, all in California; 400 Good and Choice
500-550# in Arizona at $25.00 on steers,
$25.00 for heifers; Medium and Good 525-725#
steers $22.00-24.00; Common and Medium 500-
825# $18.00-20.00. Good and Choice 575-650C
heifers $23.75-24.25, 650-750# $21.50-23.00.
Lambs: Choice and Prime wooled and
shorn spring slaughter lambs $21.50-23.00;









2,000 head Choice 115-120# old crop lambs
with No. 1-3 pelts $20.00 delivered to plant.,

COLORADO SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on fed
cattle direct at feedlots in Colorado very
active. Fed steers sold steady to weak, most-
ly steady, fed heifers fully steady. In Colo-
rado 160 loads 1025-1275# average-Choice fed
steers $26.50-27.00; 68 loads high-Good to
mostly Choice 1075-1225# $26.00-26.40; 18
loads 1050-1200# high-Good and low-Choice
$25.00-25.75; 4 loads Standard and Good 1248#
late in the previous week $20.90 to California
buyer. Seventy-three loads mostly average-
Choice 790-1050# fed heifers $26.15-26.50; 41
loads 900-1025# mostly Choice $25.75-26.00;
15 loads 875-1050# high-Good and Choice $23.50-
25.65. In Wyoming 2 loads 1325# average-Choice
to Prime fed steers $26.75, 10 loads Choice
1050-1125# fed heifers carrying an end of
Prime brought $26.00-26.50 F.O.B. feedlot. In
Western Nebraska 6 loads Choice 1175-1225# fed
steers $26.75.
Trading on stocker and feeder cattle
and calves was slow, with the few sales and
contracts confirmed this week being made at
steady prices. Western Kansas: 11 loads Good
and Choice 665-675# feeder steers $27.00. A-
round 180 Good to mostly Choice short year-
ling steers $180.00 per head. Seven loads
Good and Choice 680# feeder heifers $25.00.
Wyoming: Several strings totaling 800 head
Good and Choice feeder heifer yearlings for
September and October delivery $22.00-22.75.
Colorado: 6 loads Good and Choice 625-845#
feeder steers $26.50-27.00.
In Colorado fed old crop, shorn lambs
sold steady with sales confirmed on 14 loads
Choice 103-116# lambs carrying No. 1 and 2
pelts $20.00-21.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Extremely
dry weather conditions, and non-irrigated
grainfields showing severe damage. Two large
forest fires were attributed to tinder-dry
conditions. Ranges are failing and range
water tanks depleting. The direct trade on
slaughter steers and heifers just moderately
active, fully steady on confirmed sales 53
loads steers and 6 loads heifers. Stockers
and feeders slow, fully steady on confirmed
sales and contracts totaling about 4,000 head.
Fifty-three loads Standard to mostly Good 700-
1085# fed steers $24.00-25.00; 6 loads Good
to mostly Choice 750-760# heifers $25.50.
Around 500 Good to mostly Choice 590-642#
stocker and feeder steers $26.00; 2,000 Choice
yearling steers to weigh 600-650# at October
15-20 delivery $24.00-24.50; 100 Choice 350#
steer calves current delivery $31.00; 300
Choice 320-350# calves $31.00 steers, $29.00
heifers; 200 Choice 400# steer calves fall
delivery $28.00.


Amarillo Area Slaughter steers and
heifers slow, steady on confirmed sales of
20 loads; stockers and feeders steady to
strong. Two loads Good and Choice 1100l fed
steers $26.00; 18 loads Good and Choice 900-
1000# fed heifers $24.00-26.50. Good and Choice
500-950# stocker and feeder steers $235.30-27.50,
few Medium $21.80; Good and Choice 560-700#
heifers $23.20-25.00; about 500 Choice 300#
stock calves, steers $31.00-33.00, heifers $29.00;
2 loads Good cows with calves $215.00 per pair.
For fall delivery Good and Choice 500-850# year-
ling steers $235.50-27.50 and 600-675# heifers
$22.50-25.50; 400 Choice 425# calves $530.00
steers, $28.00 heifers; 300 425-450# steer
calves $28.00-29.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Fed steers
and heifers mostly steady, with sales of stock-
ers and feeders too limited for price test;
spring slaughter lambs $1.00-1.50 lower. Slaugh-
ter steers: Washington and Idaho Loadlots
high-Good to mostly Choice 950-1200C $26.00-
27.00, few loads reaching $27.75; Choice 1200-
1300# $25.50-26.50; mixed Good and Choice 900-
1100# $22.00-22.50; 2 loads Choice 1050# $25.00
F.O.B. Canada. Heifers: Loadlots mostly
Choice 800-980# $25.25-26.00, few Good $25.00-
24.00; Good with few Choice mostly $21.00
F.O.B. Canada.
Good and Choice 800-900# partly fattened
Washington feeder steers $25.00-26.00; Good and
Choice 400-500# mixed steer and heifer short
yearlings in Oregon $26.50. Good and Choice
800-1000# feeder steers $21.00 and 600# heif-
ers $19.00 F.O.B. Canada.
Washington and Idaho Choice and Prime
95-98# spring slaughter lambs in pools $21.50-
22.55, one pool $23.05 early. Good and Choice
spring lambs $20,00-21.25.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Western and northern Montana con-
tinued to receive ample moisture, but precip-
itation is needed in the remainder of the area.
Trading on cattle remained slow with hardly
enough sales to test prices.
Load mixed Good and low-Choice 800# fed
heifers $24.75; load high-Good and Choice
1065) heifers $41.00 on dressed basis; 100
head Good and Choice yearling feeder heifers
for mid-September delivery $21.50.
Sheep and lambs: Fall contracts steady.
Central Wyoming, 10,000 Good and Choice wether
feeder lambs expected to average near 70#
$18.00. Northern Montana, 9,650 Good and
Choice 75# ewe and wether lambs bulked at $17.00.
Wool: Montana Yellowstone pool 32,000
fleece mixed grade but more Medium than fine
ewes wool 50.63f per grease pound; Stevensville
pool 17,000 fleece, bulk Medium 50.260; Park
County pool 15,000 fleece mixed grade wool
48.190 and Broadwater pool 10,000 fleece,
largely 1/2 blood and fine 46.88f. Wyoming -
1,200 fleece 3/8 and 1/2 blood 400 per grease
pound and 3,200 fleece 300.






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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARJ-.TTS
----------- Cattle C 1lve 7 Hogs s hepe and lams
Market : May 28 : May 30 : May 28 May 50 3 May 28 : May 30 : May 28 :May 30
1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 1960 ._ 1 _1 6 1959
Chicago ................ 40,093 41,958 226 395 34,635 43,667 4,424 4,969
Cincinnati ............. 3,398 2,770 993 850 10,084 10,255 644 693
Denver ............... 9,809 9,990 111 206 5,595 4,521 10,878 6,871
Fort Worth ............. 10,547 7,716 2,784 2,228 3,193 3,327 42,512 37,452
Indianapolis ........... 6,652 6,588 888 503 28,214 28,392 626 905
Kansas City ............ 17,782 15,612 663 860 18,475 14,809 8,255 10,078
Oklahoma City .......... 11,597 8,041 1,252 425 4,213 4,802 3,017 3,667
Omaha .................. 39,946 32,751 495 293 42,565 39,687 11,111 9,057
St. Joseph ............. 16,621 12,875 511 978 28,769 24,675 5,899 5,616
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,918 12,993 2,237 1,960 66,406 55,860 2,238 4,709
Sioux City ............. 28,349 25,526 948 630 39,992 33,972 4,964 7,594
S. St. Paul ............ 20,724 16,470 4,963 4,649 41,629 43,214 4,254 3,112
Total .................. 221,436 193,290 16,071 13,955 323,770 307,181 98,822 94,723
May 21, 1960 ........... 228,522 16,036 330,290 99,647
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
May 28, 1960 May 21, 1960 May 30, 1959
Hogs ..... 322,000 340,000 273,000
Sheep .... 21,900 22,000 19,000

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

S-- Week ended Month : Four months
? May 26 : May 19 May 28 Apr. Apr i Jan.- Apr.
: 1960 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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

Total steers 10 markets ......
Av. wts. ......
Av. cost* ......
" Chicago .........
" i Kansas City .....
" Omaha ...........
S t S.* St. Paul .....
U Sioux City ......
" i" Denver ..........
" Ft. Worth .......
" Oklahoma City ...
" S. St. Joseph ...
" St. Louis NSY ...
Total calves 10 markets ....
" heifers ....
" cows


613
1,527
3,168
4,356
12,568


22,232
696#
$23.75
25.57
24.78
24.25
23.16
25.59
23.25
22.00
21.54
24.01
24.19
9,451
3,031
594


331
1,915
3,060
4,776
13,015


23,097
700#
$24.50
25.15
25.18
25.64
22.96
26.18
24.42
22.26
22.45
24.52
24.26
6,477
2,940
246


1,354
1,796
2,426
4,740
8,691


19,007
7355#
$28.25
28.02
28.20
28.58
28.42
30.31
27.05
26.11
26.38
28.36
27.35
5,700
2,902
601


3,104
8,485
11,811
17,654
50,937

91,991
7081#
$25.30
24.40
25.46
25.48
23.83
26.38
25.74
24.18
24.13
25.05
24.45
33,808
15,838
1,657


4,632 11,568
11,944 35,805
16,270 54,060
22,548 67,561
57,595 160,519


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


329,513
724#
$24.50
24.14
24.51
24.52
23.23
25.71
25.05
23.82
23.41
24.20
23.66
148,122
50,435
10,689


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

Kansas *S. St. Siour S St. Indian-' Ft. : Okla. San
Week ended :Chicagot maha: Louis: :Denver:Worth it :Wichita:
-City ; Joseph: NS ;City Paul apolis orth City ntonio
Stockers and feeders


May 27, 1960
May 20, 1960
May 29, 1959


May 27, 1960
May 20, 1960
May 29. 1959


14 7 20 5 8
15 7 23 5 8
16 5 31 5 6
Slaughter cows


5 10
6 9
6 9


6
5
5


9
11
8


6 25
7 25
6 30


8 70 71
8 70 70
5 60 65


10 20 12
10 20 10
12 20 10


42 50
45 50
36 45


19 15
18 15
27 15


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


372,558
731#
$27.63
26.75
27.31
28.53
25.28
29.45
28.25
27.45
26.54
27.07
26.27
146,612
69,125
13,089






410


Grade


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

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

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

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


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


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


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1
Nuber of head percent of total Average weight Average price in
So by grades (pounds) ;dollars per 100 lb.
- - - -- - - -
Week ended
May 26 May 28 : May 26 May 28 : May 26: May 28 : May 26 : May 28
: 1259 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960: 1959
CHICAGO


1,041
18,473
10,220
557

301
30,592

78
7,733
11,341
1,431
250
20,833

33
6,751
5,513
1,007
40
13,144


35,106
5,136
473

5
6,720


235
5,100
1,070

268
6,673


449
20,5397
9,151
866

215
31,078


6,552
8,616
875
268
16,311

46
5,093
5,608
372
96
11,215



1,786
2,139
392

3
4,320



720
2,652
1,361

122
4,855


3.4
60.4
33.4
1.8

1.0


1.4
65.6
29.4
2.8

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OMAHA
.4 -
57.1 40.2
54.4 52.8
6.9 5.4
1.2 1.6
- -
SIOUX CITY
.2 .4
51.4 45.4
40.4 50.0
7.7 3.3
.3 .9


46.2
46.7
7.0

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41.4
49.5
9.1


1,231
1,191
1,076
1,054

997
1,149

1,208
1,171
1,094
1,084
1,011
1,121

1,401
1,167
1,080
1,081
939
1,125
- 112

1,100
1,046
1,024

934
1,069


1,214
1,192
1,081
1,052

1,020
1,155


1,166
1,115
1,056
1,008
1,131

1,5331
1,181
1,101
1,068
996
1,136



1,124
1,126
1,017

857
1,115


30.22 31.38
27.05 28.52
25.02 27.14
21,52 25.25

19.91 23.44
26.36 28.07

2767--
25.86 27.41
24.32 26.18
19.99 23.64
18.27 22.52
24.58 26.50

27.6 297.26
26.01 27.70
24.41 26.50
20.24 23.88
17.96 22.82
24.94 26.97


26.00 28.00
24.44 26.17
21.24 23.04

18.01 2.531
24.96 26.67


-1SrT IIS LOIs! -


3.5
76.4
16.1

4.0


14.8
54.6
28.1

2.5


1,127
1,055
956

922
1,037


1,090
1,071
979

903
1,044


- IJs-T.'Jusm! -


2,971
4,178
502

7,651


1,909
4,285
407
8
6,609


38.8
54.6
6.6


28.9
64.8
6.2
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1,134
1,063
1,040

1,089


1,163
1,091
1,018
984
1,107


27.10
25.11
22.29

19.76
24.58



25.81
24.32
20.15

24.66


28.29
27.19
25.75

25.50
26.90


27.62
26.24
23.71
22.50
26.52


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

I/ Data collected


D,,,,VER ~ ,~,


3,671 2,100 75.7 56.7 1,158 1,152 26.10
981 1,516 20.3 41.0 1,111 1,137 24.65
176 79 5.6 2.1 1,068 1,081 19.70
20 6 .4 .2 954 1,005 17.00
4,848 3,701 1,144 1,144 25.57
by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


27.74
26.62
22.73
21.75
27.18








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

I--- ---------------C -Ca t-e- cal7ei o l
City or Area 1May~28 : May 50 : May 28 T May 30 :May 28 2 May 30 :May 28 :May 30
--- I190 1 _2352 -'- 19g0_ 1 199L 19 0 _- 2959_ -99 290- ..* J959- -


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


13,539
9,186
19,573
17,772
31,105
11,388
26,359
38,998
15,914
53,961
6,517
8,544
21,742
13,195
22,375
25,595
7,844


10,054
6,844
16,922
23,171
24,339
9,950
17,858
32,040
10,547
30,242
6,080
5,642
16,866
10,276
17,741
16,078
6,520


10,739
1,622
5,123
5,050
15,346
1,370

136

6,681
4,076
4,412
1,588
4,558
239
1,823
291


8,209
841
4,176
4,505
14,090
2,705

116

5,692
5,197
1,872
873
4,143
232
1,324
270


50,683
24,515
121,647
32,735
97,957
75,721
88,033
80,704
37,435
256,238
65,566
28,226
46,356
15,874
16,388
25,395
14,362


40,180
28,186
94,946
45,441
88,629
69,466
70,413
67,854
30,112
222,594
54,116
21,488
59,097
16,467
12,495
19,456
13,941


36,870
3,192
13,499
4,420
8,904
4,698
11,013
12,444

27,180


11,548
42,246
18,943
32,931
4,957


335,913
3,138
12,330
4,433
8,521
4,024
9,802
14,071

22,537


8,355
553,008
15,089
19,767
7,032


Total...................... 321,407 260,770


6,202,085
Accumulation to date.......


1,5
i,650,869


62,854 54,245 1,075,835
t17,314 25,409,270


1,394,396


934,861 232,845
5,006,414


24,295,573


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


B ee:f Ve :(excl. lard) : and mutton t
Week ended : :im-Ni N -- : -N N -
Sber Prod. ber Prod: ber : b er Pod.
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb.


May 28, 1960 ................
May 21, 1960 ...............
May 14, 1960 ......./.....
May 30, 1959 .........
Percentage change from:
May 21, 1960 ..............
May 50, 1959 ................


232.0
224.2

192.3



21


11.6
11.2

10.2


4
14


1,235
1,265
1,340
1,084


-2
14


173.53
175.2

154.1


-1
12


12.2
12.5

10.8


Total Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.lb. mil.lb.
429.1
423.1 --
-- 45.0
367.4 40.0


--------= ___=__ = = -p e -- --- -" -
Average weight 1b7.T
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs heep :
: e: : and lambs
- -:- -i-e :-L Dres:LvTDsed-:-Ll'eives-se? t Liv7e:Dreised :~liv9 7 rissees :T


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.


May 28, 1960 ................. 1035 51
May 21, 1960 ................. 1040 5
May 14, 1960 ................. 1040 5
May 30, 1959 ............... 1050 6&
1/-------- Actual laughter. Ex-------clude lard.
1/ Actual slaughter. V~ Excludes lard.


225
220
215
228


128
125
121
129


244
243
245
251


97
97
98
97


47
47
48 --
47 14.7


ACTUAL FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND REVISED ESTIMATE OF MEAT PRODUCTION
BY WEEKS, APRIL, 1960

S _Cattle Calves Hogs _heep and lambs : Lard
Week um- Av. Num AV. AV. *Ar. Total Yeld
ended dr e dr. Prod. : : p 100
ended dr. Prod : dr., Prod.: dr. rod. meat
Nm \ e:] .: 1/ : her :dr. Prod- *: 100 :
wt* .wt. w. t. :prod.,

1.000 lb. mil.1b. 1,000 lb. il.1b. 1.000 lb. mil.lb. 1,000 lb. mil.lb. mil.lb. lb. mil.lb.
Apr. 9 326 599 195.3 97 112 10.9 1,272 139 177.0 252 50 12.6 395.8 13.9 41.8
16 327 593 194.0 92 115 10.6 1,325 140 185.7 255 50 12.8 403.1 12.9 40.9
25 337 599 201.9 91 120 10.9 1,341 138 185.3 244 49 12.0 410.1 13.7 43.6
30 350 593 207.6 94 122 11.5 1,332 138 184.0 252 49 12.3 415.4 135.6 43.4
----/ Exclude----- l-- --------ard.-------------- ------------
1/ Excludies lard.


196,018

4,880,948






412


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good-**
Standard


700-,ouu#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500, down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


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

. May Mayay May May : May : May May : May : May : May
:28 30 28 30 280 28 50 30
1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 : 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


29.80
50.55
27.42
27.68
24.50
21.80


26.45

21.50


18.02
17.50
16.90)
15.40)


31.75
32.10
29.35
29.38
26.95
25.00



26.62
24.60


21.62
20.02
18.20


o--

26.40
26.40
24.02
20.88


25.90
25.42
20.25


18.78
16.65
15.25)
15.88)


28.45
28.40
26.35
23.85


28.20
26.02
23.40


20.50
19.70
17.15


29.25
29.25
26.92
26.92
25.88
20.52


26.55
23.52
20.08


17.75
16.58
15.38)
14.25)


30.25
30.25
28.30
28.20
25.80
23.62


28.10
25.68
23.45


21.00
19.42
17.18


21.12 24.98 19.25 22.00 18.60 23.32
20.38 23.65 19.50 21.25 18.35 22.25


31.50
29.00
25.50


32.70
27.90


24.80
23.00
20.50


27.00
24.50
21.00


29,00
26.50
24.75


33.20
51.00
27.50


26.50
25.75
21.00


26.02
26.15
22.85
19.40


25.62
22.62
18.75


18.38
16.75
15.00)
13.75)



20.45


27.90
27.92
25.24
22.50


28.25
25.55
22.12


21.10
19.85
17.50


27.62
27.12
25.72
23.06


26.62
25.00
22.50


18.06
17.06
14.50)
12.22)


22.50 --
23.00 22.00


27.00
24.50
22.00


28.00
26.00
23.00


33.00
30.50
27.50


29.88
29.62
28.75
27.00



27.50
25.88


21.50
20.00
16.50


22.50
23.50



28.50
26.50


33.62
31.25
27.50


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800s#
500-800
500-1000


28.25
25.25
22.25


Heifers -
Cr.,ice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-Suuf -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


32.75
29.50
27.00


27.55
24.60
21.05


32.00
29.50
26.00


28.25
24.75
21.25


32.62
28.62
26.00


27.50
24.88
21.50


- -- 25.00 29.50 25.50 29.50 25.62
- 21.40 26.00 22.00 25.00 22.25


- 17.05 20.25 15.50 19.75 --



- -- 29.00 35.50 30.00 36.75 29.50


.. 25.70 32.00 26.75 54.00 28.00


30.88
28.50
24.25


26.00
24.00
20.50


29.00 24.50
25.00 20.00


19.50 16.00



56.00 27.00


33.50 25.00


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


28.75
27.75
24.25


27.25
24.25


30.50


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
---------------------------------------.................................---- --------....................................----- ...................... --
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis comrn-
Yards ::bined
~~~~-- ----------- --------- -------- *-------- ---------------.- ---------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100pounds
A'V'RAGE CO'f'^ "---"---- --------- -oiarM11!j>^
Barrows May 28,1960 16o58 16.45 16.05 16.03 15.96 16.00 16.05 16.62 16.20
and May 21,1960 16.55 16.40 15.94 16.00 15.82 16.02 15.91 16.60 16.15
gilts May 50,1959 16.55 16.356 16.12 15.90 15.853 16.00 15.61 16.66 16.12
May 28,1960 13.38 13.61 13.22 13.72 13.58 15.65 13.68 15.47 15.58
Sows May 21,1960 135.24 13.47 13.29 13.54 13.49 15.58 13.54 13.25 13.44
May 50,1959 12.75 12.83 12.99 12.95 12.91 13.24 13.03 12.87 12.92
A E A E (- --^ -"--- -- ------" -----ft ----------- -- "-- - -
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows May 28,1960 259 222 2350 242 242 2355 239 230 254
and May 21,1960 239 219 251 240 245 230 245 230 234
gilt, May. 30,1959 236 222 232 236 241 229 240 227 232
y 28,1960 444 595 419 414 419 402 392 450 414
Sows May 21,1960 437 405 421 419 412 412 392 446 416
May 0, 1959 422 402 437 408 404 399 386 447 407
NUMBER OF HEAD -
8err,.-s May 28,1960 26997 58701 16867 35457 355171 26641 27755 23559 249128
antd May 21,1960 28405 58947 15878 35048 33390 26601 32258 23800 254325
ai .-, 50,1959 33964 50215 12527 29902 25885 21517 27158 22888 223856
May 28,1960 3324 4346 1071 4682 4225 1605 5717 3021 27987
May 21,1960 3686 4429 951 4619 3767 1802 5069 5021 27544
M4yAql9.5.9 5667 5157 885 7455 5292 2253 9545 5620 39834
SO S-- - -------------- ft --------------- --- ft.. ... .. .
SOWS Percentage of total
May 28,1960 11 7 6 12 11 6 17 11 10
May 21,1960 11 7 6 12 10 6 14 11 10
---..-- May 30Q,.1959 ......14...... 9 ..7 2..... .0 .. 17 9 ...... ..26 1..... 4 .....15..
I/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
------ -------------------- --------------- ross spread
Hog products 1/ Hog prices / : or marg 3
.... ... ... ... ..---.. ... ... ...--- -- -- --.- --- ----.. .. .. .4, ......
Iay 28,1'60 $18.39 $17.24 $1.15
May 21,1960 18.48 17.11 1.37
May 5021959 18.24 16.99 1.25
I/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
I.1:.-j 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./ Hog-corn
Week ended glts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
May 28, 1960 16.38 122.4 15.4
May 21, 1960 16.35 120.7 15.5
May 50, 1959 16.35 129.5 12.6
I/ Simple average price.






415


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market continued slow,
as prices held about steady compared to the
previous week. Trade in scoured shorn wools
and noils was limited while some handlers of
pulled wools reported a fairly good movement
at steady prices. Several wool pools were
sold during the past week in the fleece wool
States, and sales were held in Texas. Sales
in the territory States were limited.
Cabled reports from Australia at mid-
week showed Japanese and Continental buyers
active with prices firm. New Zealand prices
for carpet type wools advanced about 2t per-
cent with Japanese and Continental interests
dominating. Activity in the South African
auctions was dull with Continental buyers
operating. Carpet type wools in Buenos
Aires were fairly active with most sales to
United States buyers while trading was
limited in Montevideo.
Fleece Wools Graded 64s staple fleece
wool sold at $1.12 clean basis while grade
56/58s good French combing and staple wool
brought $1.07 clean. Several pools sold in
Pennsylvania in the grease as follows: Berks
County 40,000# 57.40*; Tioga County 50,000#
58.62*; Blair County 22,000# 57.254; Clarion
County 18,000# 56.754; Potter County 46,000,1
58.100; Green County bulk fine wool sold at
435 for Delaine, 54* for fine clothing and
56.25* for medium grade wool. Country buyers
were paying around 504 for medium wools and
40-414 for fine wools in Ohio and Pennsyl-
vania while 470 was paid in Iowa and Missouri
for medium fleeces.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good French
combing and staple territory wool sold at
$1.15 clean basis. Recent sales in the terri-
tory States included around 500,000# of bulk
fine and half blood light shrinking wool at
Douglas, Wyoming at 47-49* grease basis, fjo.b.
while the Gallatin, Montana pool of approx1-
mately 250,000# of mostly medium grade wools
brought 51.164 and Granite-Powell pool at
Drummond approximately 55,000# sold at
50.553 and the Fairfield pool of grading
wools moved at 47.02* grease basis, f.o.b.
Texas Wools At a sealed bid sale in
Eden, Texas, approximately 150,000# of 12
months wool sold in original bags around
$1.12-1.14 for best 12 months and from $1.10-
1.12 for average 12 months wool, while at
Junction, Texas, all bids for 12 months wools
were rejected. Eight months wool sold from
$1.05-1.07 clean basis delivered East.
Mohair Mohair prices in Texas re-
mained unchanged at $1.01J for adult and
$1.531 kid hair to the warehouse. Trade in
the Boston market continued dull.


Foreign Wools Quotations from
foreign wool markets follow, with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-
combed yields and short wools to scour-
ing yields, in bond.


Australia
Oil-combed


61
62
63
432
435
454
435


New Zealand
Oil-combed


$1.28
1.23
1.18
1.13
1.04
.97
.91


South
Oil-combed
47 $1.18
48 1.16
52 1.16
53 1.13


93
834
100
107
114
128


$.97
.94
.91
.86
.85
.84


Africa
Scoured yields
22 $1.11
23 1.09
27 1.06
28 1.04
32 .99
33 .96
37 .95


Montevideo Super Skirted (Clean
basis)T 64s $1.09; 60/64s $1.06J 60s
- 1.02; 58s 98*; 56/58s 95*; 50/56s -
935 and 50s 914.
Carpet Wools The local carpet wool
trade continued dull. Greasy Buenos Aires
November second clip wools and fleeces were
priced around 81-82* and March wools about
78* clean fibers present for shipment.
Greasy New Zealand carpet fleeces were
quoted at 854, cotts and early shorn wool
around 804 and crutchings about 76* clean
fibers present for shipment.

Woolen Wools Sales follows
Scoured Pulled Domhestic
60s 2T-3" heavy stain $1.13
58s 2-3" white 1.11
58s 1l-2" choice white 1.10
58a ave. 2" gray .85
58/56s 24-3" stained 1.12
56/58s 1-2" white 1.11
50/56s 24-35" fr. color 1.08
50/56s 3-4" ave. stain 1.08

CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS May 26, 1960
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the
New York Cotton Exchange).
July wool tops $1.437
July wool 1.142
Oct. wool tops 1.475
Oct. wool 1.175






416


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Supplies of fresh
meats were generally normal except beef and
lamb at New York and Philadelphia, on the con-
servative side. Cleanup of product was a pri-
mary objective at wholesale, due to the long
holiday week-end, and 2 oncoming Jewish holi-
days which will suspend kosher operations at
some points. Slow trading generally prevailed,
however, clearance of all classes was fairly
complete as price shading induced increased
purchase, notably on chuck cuts of beef and
lamb, and pork loins. Veal, calf and lamb trad-
ing was fairly active, but outlet for cuts poor-
ly balanced at New York and Philadelphia, where
foresaddles of veal and calf along with lamb
loins and ribs outsold other cuts. Pork met
good demand at Washington and Baltimore but
outlet was rather poor at other markets.
Compared with the previous week: Steer
beef 504-$l.00 lower at New York and Washing-
ton, strong to 504 higher at Philadelphia,
steady to weak at Baltimore. Cow beef sold 500
higher at New York, but steady to $1.00 lower
elsewhere. Prices for veal and calf at New
York weak to mostly $1.00 lower, with veal $1,00-
2.00 lower at Philadelphia, and steady at other
markets. At New York old crop and spring lamb
sold mostly steady, instances $1.00 higher,
while the trend at other markets was steady to
$4.00 lower. Pork loins closed steady to $1.00
higher at Washington, but steady to $3.00 lower
elsewhere; other pork cuts steady to $2.00 low-
er, except Philadelphia where spareribs and
pork butts sold steady to $1.00 higher. Prices
for kosher dressed steer beef, veal and calf
were unchanged, kosher old crop lamb steady to
weak, Choice and Prime kosher spring lamb
steady, instances $1.00 lower.

CHICAGO Steer and heifer beef, lamb
and fresh pork supplies were normal. Prime
beef continued scarce as bulk graded Good to
average-Choice. Most pork loins weighed 12-164#,
and spring lamb represented only a small portion
of the lamb supply. Veal receipts were slightly
larger than the previous week but were still
small. Steer and heifer beef declined sharply
on Monday following substantial downturns the
previous week. However, the decline was re-
covered Tuesday, and prices continued their
higher trend through Thursday. While most pri-
mal cuts sold in a slow trade this week, demand
was broad for arm and squarecut chucks and
rounds to arrive after Memorial Day and this
proved bullish in the carcass market. A fairly
active opening lamb trade slowed at the close,
loins and ribs most wanted lamb cuts. Boston
butts and spareribs moved well while trading
on pork loins was dull.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
beef steady to 500 higher; veal steady; lamb
steady to $1.00 higher; pork loins 8-16#/ $1.00-


2.50 higher; Boston butts 4-8# steady; spare-
ribs 3# and down steady to $1.00 higher.

PACIFIC COAST Beef supplies were moder-
ate but there was some carryover in the Pacific
Northwest and at Los Angeles. Calf and veal was
rather excessive at Portland and San Francisco
while calf was moderate at Los Angeles. Spring
lamb volume was well balanced with fair demand.
Fresh and cured pork cuts were fairly liberal at
most points. Steer beef closed mostly steady;
cow beef steady to $1.00 lower; spring lamb un-
even averaging about steady, extremes $1.00 lower
and $1.00 higher; fresh pork loins steady to
$1.00 higher; other fresh cuts mostly steady;
smoked skinned hams steady to $1.00 lower; other
smoked meats and lard steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED NEAT SUMMARY -
Supplies normal except slightly below normal
on cow beef and lamb. Demand fairly good for
beef and lamb carcasses and fresh skinned hams
and good on other classes. Clearances were
generally complete all classes except on
lamb carcasses in Interior Iowa. Compared with
the previous week: Steer beef steady to 500
higher, however, instances 50f lower on the
upper limits of quotations; heifer beef steady
to 500 higher; Utility cow beef 500-$1.00 low-
er; old crop lamb steady to $2.00 lower with
most decline in upper half of quotation range;
pork loins $1.00-2.00 higher, Boston butts
steady to $1.00 higher, skinned hams steady
to $1.00 lower.
Choice 600-?700 steer beef $41.75-435.50,
closing $42.25-43.50, Choice 700-800# $41.50-
42.75, few carlots $43.00-435.50; Choice 500-
700# heifer beef $41.00-43.25, closing $41.50-
43.00; Utility cow beef $30.00-30.50, few car-
loads $31.00-32.50 early; Choice 45-55# old
crop lamb carcasses $42.00-44.00, bulk $42.75-
44,00; pork loins 8-12# $39.00-43.00, closing
$41.00-43.00, pork butts 4-8# $28.00-31.00,
closing $29.00-31.00, fresh skinned hams
12-14# $41.00-42.00, 14-16# $39.50-40.50.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Demand was poor on Monday
for beef to deliver during the week in review
and prices declined. However, the decline was
fully recovered later when outlet became broad
for product to deliver the following week.
On the other hand good demand for lamb sub-
sided as the week progressed. Steer and heifer
carcasses sold steady to 500 higher for the
week at Chicago and Philadelphia with sales
steady at New York and Denver. Cow beef sold
$1.00-1.50 lower; lamb steady to $1.00 off with
most downturn on spring lamb which declined
$2.00-3.00 at Denver. Pork loins advanced
$2.00-2.50 at Chicago and mostly $1.00 at Phila-
delphia but sold 50-750 lower at New York.






417
WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
---------------------------------------------------------------------
New York Chicago San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification -- -- -- -- -- -
: May 28 : May 30 : May 28 : May 30 : May 28 : May 30 : May 28 : May 30
: 1960 1959 : 96060 1959 52 _:_ L190_ : lt59 : 13960_ t 1J59


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120/#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55Wi
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1l2
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 3# down
Cured pork -
Hams, sak. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-161#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


47.00
46.00
43.60
43.85


59.40
50.90
47.20


54.60
48.80
48.55
46.80
46.90


63.70
51.70
47.20


44.81
43.50
42.63
42.63

43.94
43.94
41.19

56.00
51.00
48.00


48.50 54.30 46.50*
46.50 52.30 46.50*


45.80
35.00
41.00


45.15
37.50
46.00


40.05
31.75
38.25


45.81
44.44
43.50
43.50


57.50
52.00
49.50


45.75
44.62
44.50
43.38

44.50
43.00




53.00


45.50
46.75* 45.50


43.50
32.50
41.75


46.50
39.00
47.00


47.50
45.75
45.50
44.00


45.00
43.50
43.00
41.50


47.38
46.25
46.12
43.62


44.00
42.75
41.50



57.00 -

47.00 48.00
46.00 47.00 48.00


48.00
38.00
47.50


43.00
35.50
45.50


44.00
36.00
45.00


48.50 50.30 49.50 50.12 50.00 51.00 47.50 48.50


44.50

29.00
13.50


49.20 52.25 51.00 51.00 52.00 50.50 53.00


32.30 33.50 35.00 32.00 33.00
12.75 13.25 13.00 17.00 16.00


32.00
14.75


33.50
15.00


*Old crop lamb.


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED MAY 27, 1960


---- -- -- -- --- --- c ^- -- -- _--
Classification E e- l- a- i -
: -i- -- D ever : - -


Steer beef -
Choice


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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

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


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Spring lamb -
Prime 55-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


its -


42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50
41.50-42.00
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.00-41.00

42.00-42.50
42.00-42.50
39.00-40.00
39.00-40.00

30.00-31.00
30.00-31.00


1511


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


41.50-43.00
41.00-41.50
41.00-41.25

37.50-41.50
37.50-41.50

42.50
40.50-42.00
38.75-39.00
38.75-39.00


41.75-42.25
41.50-41.75
41.25-41.75

39.50-40.75
39.50-40.25

41.50-42.00
41.50-42.00
39.50-40.00
39.50-40.00

29.50-30.00
29.50-30.00


-- 46.00-46.75
46.00-46.75


45.00-46.00*
43.00-44.00*
41.50-42.50*


46.00-46.75
46.00-46.75


8-12# 41.00-42.00


42.75-43.75*
41.25*

40.50-41.50


- {rrc'srde 'evizexqA -


44.50-45.50
43.50-45.00
43.00-44.50
43.50-44.00
43.50-44.00
43.00-43.50


51.00-54.00
49.00-51.00
46.50-49.00
51.00-54.00
49.00-51.00
46.50-49.00

41.50-41.75


45.00-45.50
44.50-45.00
43.75-44.00

42.00-43.50
41.50-43.00


44.50-45.50


32.00-33.00
32.00-32.50

52.00-53.50
49.50-51.00
47.00-48.00
52.00-53.50
49.50-51.00
47.00-48.00

43.00-44.00


01d crop lamb.
*Old crop lamb.






418


CLASSIFICATION OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED T!TE-. FEDERAL INSPECTION 1/

Number (000 omitted) Percent
----- ----------------------------------------------- -- -- -- ---
Classification : : : Jan.-: : : Jan.-:
Apr. : Mar. : Apr.. Apr. Apr. Mar. Apr. : Apr.
1960 1960 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1960 : 1960 : 1959
-- --- -- --- ^- -- Wk__ -- ^ --- -- --- ---* --- -* -- ^ w ----- -- -W -
Cattle:
Steers........... 796 908 3,382 816 56.4 57.6 56.5 56.9
Heifers.......... 294 325 1,257 305 20.8 20.6 21.0 21.3
Cows............. 301 325 1,279 291 21.3 20.6 21.3 20.3
Bulls and Stags.. 21 19 72 21 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.5
Total 2/......... 1,412 1,577 5,990 1,4553 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Canners & Cutters 3/ 130 147 559 129 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.0
Hogs:
Sows ............. 412 5530 1,460 458 7.4 5.4 6.1 8.1
Barrows and Gilts 5,131 5,755 22,485 5,166 92.1 94.1 93.5 91.4
Stags and. Boars.. 28 31 101 28 .5 .5 .4 .5
Total 2/......... 5,571 6,116 24,044 5,652 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Sheep and Laibs:
Lambs C: Yearlings 1,000 1,056 4,314 1,052 94.9 97.1 96.8 95.6
Sheep............ 54 32 141 48 5.1 2.9 3.2 4.4
Total 2/......... 1,054 1,088 4,455 1,100 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

1/ 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 ITSFECTION

S: : Bulls and :Canners &
: Steers : Heifers : Cows : Stags : Cutters,
Region : : : : :all classes
A april : April : A_ ril : ril : April
:----. -16Q. 1959. i9607 1959" 196061959 71 959 c 1 96 195-9
Pet. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pet. Pct. Pct. Pct.
N. Atlantic States... 74.0 68.6 1.4 2.1 23.5 27.9 1.1 1.4 10.2 22.0
S. Atlantic States... 55.2 65.7 8.5 6.5 33.8 26.8 2.5 1.0 16.0 10.8
N.C. States-Eastern.. 61.2 61.2 10.4 14.1 26.3 22.9 2.1 1.8 12.9 11.8
N.C. States-NT.Western 53.9 54.2 25.4 25.4 19.3 18.9 1.4 1.5 6.3 6.7
IT.C. States-S.Western 64.7 63.7 15.9 18.8 18.7 17.0 .7 .5 7.4 5.8
S. Central States.... 42.7 34.8 17.1 10.6 37.8 52.1 2.4 2.5 21.8 20.0
Mountain States...... 30.1 41.1 52.9 50.8 16.0 6.9 1.0 1.2 4.5 1.7


Pacific States....... 68.9 74.8 15.4 12.6 14.0 11.0


1.7 1.6 4.5 2.0





419


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


: Percentage
April January-April
-------------------------------------------------------------------------: 04 160o
0 t 5-yr.
1960 1959 1: 960 1959 Apr-. 5-yr.
-: : 1959 Ap .a-y
Number slaughtered under Federal inspection: (thousands of head)


Cattle.......... 1,412
Calves.......... 394
Hogs............ 5,571
Sheep & lambs... 1,054
Average live weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 1,036.1
Calves.......... 204.5


Hogs............
Sheep & lambs...


238.6
102.5


Average cost to packers (dollars
Cattle.......... 24.01
Calves.......... 24.67
Hogs............ 15.83
Sheep & lambs... 20.27
Dressings yields (per 100 pounds
Cattle.......... 57.7
Calves........... 57.8
Hogs 1/......... 76.8
Sheep-& lambs... 48.8
Lard per 100#... 13.5
Lard per animal. 32.2
Average dressed weight: (pounds)
Cattle.......... 597.8
Steers 2/....... 653.3
Heifers~2/...... 541.6
Cows 2/.~....... 524.9
C alves.......... 118.2
Hogs............ 183.2
Sheep & lambs... 50.0
Condemnations: /(number of head)
Cattle.......... 4,313
Calves.......... 1,677
Hogs............ 9,248
Sheep & lambs... 5,500


1,433
406
5,652
1,101

1,049 .0
201.1
241.4
103.4
per 100
25.55
28.52
15.73
19.75
live we
57.8
56.7
76.8
48.5
14.2
34.3


4,476
2,028
8,879
4,955


Total dressed weight Excluding condemne
Beef............ 841,296 866,254
Veal............ 46.390 46 015


Pork(carcass wt.)1
Lamb & mutton...
Total 4/........ 1
Pork, excl.lard
Lard production 5/
Rendered pork fat


.,018,955
52,430
.,959,052
775,678
179,103
7,635


1,046,216
54,888
2,015,5371
781,917
193,530
7,704


5,990
1,678
24,045
4,455


a


- 1/Subtract 7.0 to obtain reported packer style avera
castle. 3/ Partly estimated. 4/ Totals based on unrou
rendered pork fat.


5,428
1,630
22,956
4,646

1,061.7
196.4
238.1
104.0

24.56
27.30
15.94
18.75


99
102
99
99

94
87
101
103


97
73
110
94

103
102
100
102

117
119
93
100


57.5
56.6
76.9
48.7
14.1
33.6

610.0


1,051.4
197.8
234.6
103.5
pounds)
22.99
24.71
14.20
19.81
,ight)
57.5
57.5
76.6
48.6
13.5
31.8

604.5



113.8
179.7
50.3

18,446
8,781
38,298
17,483
1: (thousands
3,609,707
189,899
4,3135,424
223,272
8,336,300
35,269,952
762,246
28,907


3,300,369 97 102
180,027 101 76
4,1935,419 97 110
234,358 96 96
7,908,173 97 105
35,141,689 99 113
769,482 93 102
31,850 99 97
ge. 2 Also included with
nded numbers. 5/ Includes


111.1
183.0
50.6

17.425
9,657
35,690
16,714
of pounds)


606.53
652.4
556.2
538.1
114.0
185.4
50.1






420


COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, APRIL 1960 1/

Cattle : Calves


Month
and


Other
: F'ederallyv :


period : inspected : ercal :
- -


April 1960
April 1959
Jan.-Apr.1960
Jan.-Apr. 1959--


Thousand head
1,411.6 443.4
1,433.2 458.8
5,989.7 1,818.4
5,427.7 1,755.8


Total


Av.
: :Federally:
Sliver
in t dA~rl


.weight.
Pounds
1,855.0 1,007
1,892.0 1,018
7,808.1 1,022
7,183.5 1,029


Other
com-
mercial


Thousand head
394.2 205.2
405.7 225.5
1,678.1 922.0
1,629.9 931.5


Av.
Total live


599.4
631.2
2,600.1
2,561.4


;weight

Pounds
218
206
208
201


April 1960
April 1959
Jan.-Apr.1960
Jan.-Apr.19594


5,571.1
5,651.9
24,044.6
22,955.6


Hogs

1,017.0
1,046.2
4,671.9
4,306.3


Sheep and lambs


6,588.1 236
6,698.1 239
28,716.5 232
27,261.9 236


-/ E-cludes farm slaughter. Revised.
2/ Excludes farm slaughter. *Revised.


COMMERCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, APRIL 1960 1/


Month and
period


Beef


Veal


Mi


April 1960 1,064
April 1959 1,099
Jan.-Apr.1960 4,539 5
Jan.-Apr.19594/ 4,201 2
1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/
3/ Includes rendered pork fat.
Agricultural Estimates Division.


75
73
08
88


Pork 2


1 1 ion
909
920
3,886
3,710


Excludes lard ar
4/ Revised.


: Lamb T
: ;and mutton m
Pounds
59 2
61 2
248 8
259 8
d rendered pork fat.


total
eat -/


,107
,155
,981
,458


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED,
SPECIFICATIONS -- BY THE U. S.


Grade


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


: Beef
: April : April
: 1960 : 1959
Thous. pounds


11,051
336,463
148,553
15,472
4,295
4,320
736
110


11,842
352,52C
162,142
15,13E
4,7352
3,982
78E
8',


521,000 551,230


-


OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 2/
Veal and calf Lamb arnd mutton
Ipril : April : April : April
-960 : 1959 1960 : 1959
Thous. pounds Thous. pounds
121 167 5,496 418
1,794 3,297 17,545 18,382
,5304 7,560 560 1,960
L,434 1,507 -


103


4
11,760


181


17
12,728


2 11
235,612 20,799


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

/ Totals pertain on
grading or accept


743


909


12,146 11,884
ly to meats offered to the U.
ance.


S. Department of Agriculture for


1,054.1
1,100.5
4,454.6
4,645.9


148.8
130.0
537.4
506.4


1,202.9
1,230.5
4,992.0
5,152.3


101
102
103
103


i Lard /


202
219
867
871


lsptec3 ^ e :


- - -


*
*









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


-- Fresh
Country of origin : Beef and
: Veal
Pounds
Argentina .............. -
Australia ................ 14,370,974
Brazil ....................
Canada .................... 1,797,540
Denmark .................. -


meats and edible offal
: Lamb and : Pork
: Mutton :
Pounds Pounds

4,668,279 --

7,139 2,785,216
-- --


: Cured meats

Beef Pork

Pounds Pounds



625 550,744


Germarrny *.*... ***.......
Holland ...................
Ireland ...................
Mexico ....................
New Zealand ..............


6,643,873
5,226,182
14,172,835


1,381,451


Paraguay .................. -
Poland .................... --- -- --
Uruguay ................... -- -- -- --
All others ................ 2,599,494 -- 857 13,700 11,108
Total April 1960 ........ 44,810,898 6,056,869 2,818,947 14,325 596,351
April 1959 ........ 46,968,523 12,186,004 5,998,314 15,753,139 995,824
Refused or condemned:
April 1960 ........ 106,386 19,883 -- -- --
April 1959 ........ 163,659 342,167 79,512 308,972 269

: Canned meats : : Sausage : General :
------ ---------------- Cooked (ich a:scel- : Total
Country of orgin ? Beef I Pork : Misc'1. beef :(Trichina: miscel- : Total
: : : : treated): laneous :
Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds Pounds
Argentina ........... 5,929.462 1,125 429,400 -- 67,200 6,427,187
Australia ........... 55,800 -- -- 2,800 19,097,853
Brazil .............. 568,906 -- 568,906
Canada .............. 21 290,490 1,966 -- 1,834 203,693 5,617,268
Denmark ............. -- 2,931,303 447,770 476,121 -- 3,855,194


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


171,181
4,173,169


22,113
620


45,106


209,200
4,259,916
6,661,445
5,256,182
15,559,160


Paraguay ............ 459,283 -- -- 459,285
Poland .............. -- 3,106,725 710,019 -- 15,874 3,832,618
Uruguay ............. 804,375 -- -- 12,320 816,695
All others .......... 1,650 66,841 75,144 -- 56,218 4,212 2,829,224
Total April 1960 .. 7,819,497 10,739,709 1,281,130 429,400 556,906 306,099 75,450,131
April 1959 .. 5,298,5301 12,676,935 1,166,686 -- 360,085 597,363 100,001,174
Refused or condemned:
April 1960 .. 797 11,506 6,767 145,339
April 1959 .. 120,726 71,476 1,989 -- 507 1,089,277
Note: In addition to the above, imports of horse meat from Mexico was as follows: April 1960-
37,000 pounds; April 1959 231,953 pounds.


15,906
21,021
17,572


30,000
4,874








AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL J

Commodity and unit May 15 Apr. 15 Mar. 15 May 15 : JAverag 1947-
1960 1960 1960 1959 194
-: Dec. 1949
Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 15.40 15.50 15.10 15.40 21.90
All beef cattle 21.80 21.70 21.80 24.40 20.20
Cows n n" 15.60 15.70 15.90 18.20 -
Steers and heifers n 24.00 24.20 24.10 26.80 -
Calves i 24.50 24.80 25.10 29,00 22.60
Sheep 5.97 6.29 6.27 6.56 9.15
Lambs n n 20.20 19.90 20.30 20.50 21.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. .451 .445 .432 .427 .460
Corn Per bu. 1.07 1.05 .999 1.15 1.64
Oats .680 .680 .676 .599 .852
Barley .866 .844 .839 .901 1.57
Hay, all baled ton 21.60 22.50 22.90 18.40 22.40
Cottonseed 59.80 71.60

Hog-corn price ratio / ay av.
United States Bushel 14.4 14.8 15.1 13.4 14.08%
N. Central States 14.9 15.4 15.9 13.7 14.3
Iowa 16.0 17.0 18.6 14.0*
Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 = 100) 1947-49
All farm products 241 242* 241* 244* 271
Feed grains and hay 158 158* 155* 163* 230
Meat animals 310 310* 309* 338* 334
Prices paid by farmers -
All commodities 277 278 276 276 240
--------j ---------------------------------------
/Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
2 Average local market price, excluding incentive payment.
Revised.
EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
----------------------------------~dg~t-~---------~iep~~f~ ~ i~e3 ------
: Adjusted : Effective parity prices
Commodity and unit base : based on data or- y1
: prices / : May 1960 : Apr. 1960 : May 1959
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 7.14 21.50 21.60 21.70
Beef cattle 7.92 23.80 23.90 25.20
Calves 8.75 26.50 26.40 25.60
Lambs 8.55 25.70 25.80 25.80
Wool Per lb. 4/ .248 .746 .749 .724
Corn bu. .545 1.64 1.65 5/ 1.70
Oats I i .281 .846 .849 .840
Barley .424 1.28 1.28 1.29
Cottonseed ton 4/ 22.40 67.40 67.60 67.30
I/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301 (a)
of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948,
1949, 1954, and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1950-December 1959 average
(including an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental
payments resulting from price support operations) by dividing by 255 percent (the 120-
month average of the Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allow-
ance for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes
for months indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for
the following calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1950-59 (including an
allowance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments
resulting from price support operations).
5/ Transitional parity, nonbasic commodities 45 percent (50 percent during 1959) of parity
price computed under formula in use prior to January 1, 1950.













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SHEEP AND LAMBS:


WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS


In dollars per 100 pounds


Classification


SChicago Omaha
* *II I


Kansas : Fort
City : Worth


* Denver.
* *


North
Ogden : Port-
land
*I I I


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:


(Spring) All wts.


Prime


May 28,
May 30,


Choice May 28,
May 30,


Good


May 28,
May 30,


1960
1959


- 25.05 25.95
- -- 25.45


1960 -
1959 26.25
1960 -
1959 25.50


21.95 235.05
24.92 24.72
-- 21.65
23.78 25.48


21.95 235.92 22.95
.75


21.05
25.50
19.90
22.50


22.75
25.38

2- 80
25.80
- -


22.20
23.98

21.20
25.10
----


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Shorn)


Prime


May
May


28,
30,


Choice May 28,
May 30,


Good


May 28,
May 30,


196(
195<
196(
195S

196(
195<


EWES: (Shorn) All wi


Good and
Choice
Cull and
Utility


May
May


28,
30,


May 28,
May 30,


196(
195<

196(
195!


)
9


- 105 lb. down
21.60 20.80


) 20.75
9 23.25

) 19.55
9 22.50
ts.
0 6.25*f
9 7.05

9 5.920
9 5.90


19.95
21.15

18.88
20.10


5.82
5.00
4.22
3.45


20.50
21.12


17.50
17.80


19.00 16.50
19.12 17.25
---1)1------

4.50
4.50
3i50 4.00
3.50


-

20.50
22.05

19.58
21.05


-, -

19.10 -
-- 18.25

17.60 -
-- 17.50


5.25 5.55 5.00
5.25 6.00


4.12 3.50
4.50 2.50
---------


5.00
4.25


FEEDER LAMBS All wts.


Good and May
Choice May


28,
50,


1960
1959


20.50
24.90


17.25
-- 18.25


*Wooled basis.


21.78
23.59

20.50
22.78
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