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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 29, No. 15


April 11, 1961


Week ended April 8


Page


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals)
Steer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .
Heifer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) .


Stocker and Feeder Statistics . 285
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts . 285


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

Cattle Prices (with monthly averages) .
Hog Prices . . .
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals)
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .

Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Slaughter steers sold steady to 50 lower
at Chicago but closed generally steady at
other Corn Belt Centers despite some unevenness.
The bearish impact of slow movement and lower
price trends on steer beef was largely offset
by moderate cattle receipts. Slaughter heif-
ers and cows sold steady to 500 higher.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves closed
steady to strong. Price trends on barrows and
gilts were generally 25-50 higher. Slaughter
lambs sold steady to 500 higher at most points.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Price
trends on slaughter steers were rather uneven
but were largely steady at most midwest termi-
nals except at Chicago where sales were steady
to 500 lower. The bearish influence of slow
trading and lower prices on beef was generally
offset by moderate cattle marketing. Re-
duction in supplies was most noticeable on
Monday of the week under review as Easter Sun-
day evidently prompted some to delay market-
ings. Slaughter heifers sold steady to 50#
higher with small supplies stimulating the
trade despite moderate declines on heifer beef.
Cow prices were largely steady to 50O higher.
Bulls sold steady to 500 lower but mostly
steady. Vealers were $2.00-3.00 lower at St.
Louis and steady to strong at St. Paul.
Slaughter steers and heifers made up the
bulk of supplies at most points with the Good
to average-Choice grade range predominating.
Prime heifers were virtually absent and steers
in this grade very scarce at all points except
Chicago where the percentage Prime remained at
around 10 percent.
Prime and mixed Choice and Prime 1000-
1400# slaughter steers brought $27.00-28.40 at
Chicago with around 15 loads from $28.15-
28.40. At other points a few loads of mixed
Choice and Prime 1000-1350# steers sold from
$25.75-27.15. Bulk of the high-Good and
Choice steers sold from $23.75-26.00 over the
area with a few high-Choice 1050-1250# $27.00
in Chicago, load Choice 1607# $23.60 in Omaha.
Good steers bulked at $22.00-24.25. A few
high-Choice and mixed Choice and Prime heifers
cashed at $25.50-26.00 while most Choice
brought $23.75-25.50, Good $21.00-24.25.
Utility and Commercial cows bulked at $16.00-
18.00; Canner and Cutter from $13.50-17.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Moderate early spring marketigs of stocker
and feeder cattle and calves at terminal '
markets were somewhat reduced compared with
the previous week but were little different in
volume than a year ago. Good and Choice year-.
ling steers continued to make up a large per-
cent of the over-all supplies. A sizeable per-
cent of the feeder steers over 800# consisted


of kinds which already had received some grain.
Trading was moderately active with prices at
midwest markets chiefly steady to strong. At
Omaha prices were strong to 50 higher with
feeder steers showing most advance. At Oklahoma
City prices were mostly steady, instances 500
higher on feeders while prices at Fort Worth
were mostly 50-75# off. The start of a new
grass season along with abundant stockpiles of
dry-lot feeds prompted widespread interest in
both stocker and feeder types of cattle. How-
ever, downturns in slaughter cattle prices in
recent months tended to temper demand.
Good and Choice 550-750# steers bulked at
$24.00-28.00, few loads Choice 530-6254 $28.50-
31.90. At Omaha a load mostly Choice 740# sold
at $26.00. Medium and low-Good stockers cashed
from $20.00-24.00. Several shipments Choice
800-863# feeders brought $25.25-25.50; bulk
Good and Choice 800-1050# $22.00-25.00, Choice
944# included at $24.00. Medium and low-Good
feeders sold from $20.00-22.50. Good and
Choice yearling heifers brought $22.00-25.40,
few loads Choice 533-625# $25.50-26.50. Several
loads Choice 470-485# steer calves brought
$32.80-34.10, bulk Good and Choice $25.50-31.00.
Same grades heifer calves sold chiefly from
$23.00-27.50, one load 250# $32.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets The volume of
hogs marketed at 12 markets dropped sharply,
falling 11 percent below the previous week and
was the smallest for any week since the first
week of September. Bulk of the receipts were
comprised of mixed No. 1, 2 and 5 190-270# bar-
rows and gilts with the volume of 250-500#
somewhat increased over recent weeks. The
average weight of the barrows and gilts at
most points was expected to average a few
pounds heavier. The percentage of sows ranged
from 5 to 12 percent of the supply at the
various markets. Demand from all interests
proved broad throughout most of the period.
There were some fluctuations but prices closed
the week generally on a higher level. The
sharp reduction in receipts was the main bull-
ish factor but advances on some wholesale cuts
also stimulated the trade. Barrows and gilts
closed the week steady to 750 higher, largely
25-500 up. Sows closed 25-75# higher.
U. S. No. 1-2, 180-240# barrows and gilta
bulked late at $17.75-18.25 and up to $18.50
at Indianapolis. Mixed U.S. 1-3, and No. 2-3,
180-250# sold at $17.25-18.00, largely $17.50-
17.75. Loadlots U. S. 2-3, 270-300# butchers
during the week brought $16.75-17.50. U. S.
1-3, 270-600# sows bulked at $15.50-16.75.
Prices on feeder pigs advanced 500 at St.
Paul and Sioux City. Good and Choice 130-170#
feeders at Sioux City sold at $16.00-17.00,
with same grades 1S0-160# $17.00-17.50 at





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St. Paul.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area for the week were
about 6 percent less than the previous week,
and 9 percent short of the corresponding
period last year. Daily movements were gener-
ally slow and numbers showed little variation
from day to day. Compared with the previous
Friday, barrows and gilts closed 40f to mostly
500 higher. Sows also closed 40-500 higher
and made up about 6 percent of the receipts.
Mixed U. S. 1,2 and 3 200-240# barrows
and gilts sold Friday at $16.75-17.25 with No.
1 and 2 lots mostly $17.25-17.60; U. S. 1-3
27r-4onrt saws $14.85-16.40; 400-550# $14.00-
15.65.

SHwFP AND LAMBS Receipts of sheep and
lambs at the 12 markets were 14 percent less
than a week earlier and slightly less than a
year ago. Old crop slaughter lambs predomi-
nated in receipts with shorn offerings com-
prising the bulk. The reduced marketing
coupled with higher dressed lamb prices were
bullish factors in the live trade. For the
week, slaughter lambs were steady to 500 high-
er at most terminals although shorn lambs
at Omaha were 25-500 lower and lambs over 105#
at St. Joseph declined 50-Sl1.00. Slaughter
ewes were uneven, mostly steady to 500 higher
but were 25-50# lower at Omaha and $1.00 off
at Fort Worth. Feeder and shearing lambs were
steady to weak.
Choice and Prime 95-118# wooled old crop
slaughter lambs closed from $17.00-17.50, in-
stances $17.75-18.00; Choice and Prime 116-
1254 $16.00-17.00; Good and Choice 90-117#
16.00-17.00. Choice and Prime 90-110# shorn
old crop slaughter lambs No. 1,2 and fall
shorn pelts 1l6.00-16.75, few $17.00-17.25;
Choice and Prime 112-121q $15.00-16.00; Good
and Choice 85-113# $15.50-16.50. At Fort
Worth, Good and Choice 85-111# lambs with No.
3 to fall shorn pelts $14.00-15.50. Choice
and Prime 80-106# spring slaughter lambs
S1F.00-19.00, few to $20.00; Good and Choice
$16.50-18.50. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter
ewes $4.00-8.00; shorn ewes $2.00-7.50. Good
and Choice 72-97# wooled feeder lambs $15.50-
17.00.
The moderate volume of slaughter lambs
marketed in the Interior Iowa-Southern Minne-
sota area met fairly gcod demand and for the
week wooled lambs were 250 to mostly 500 high-
er, shorn lambs strong to 500 higher and
slaughter ewes steady.
On Friday, Choice with few Prime 80-105#
wooled old crop slaughter lambs delivered to
packing plants brought $17.00-17.50; 105-120#
$15.50-17.25; Good and Choice 80-110# $16.00-
17.00. Choice with end of Prime 80-105# shorn
slaughter lambs No. 3 to fall shorn pelts sold
from $16.00-16.50 with high-yielding lambs
with fall shorn pelts $16.75-17.00; Choice
and Prime 105-115# $15.00-16.50; Good and


Choice 80-110# $15.50-16.25. Cull to Choice
wooled and shorn slaughter ewes $2.00-5.00.

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES

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

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND UTAH -
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers
out of California and Arizona feedlots moder-
ately active, steady. Stocker and feeder
cattle steady to strong. Spring lambs steady
in Arizona, and mostly steady, instances 750
lower in California.
Slaughter steers: In California and
Arizona, loadlots Good to mostly Choice 900-
1200# $24.40-25.50, mostly Choice 1200-1300#
$23.50-24.50; Good and mixed Good and Choice
850-1225# 423.00-24.25; Standard and mixed
Standard and Good 700-1100# $21.50-22.50.
Slaughter heifers: Over California and
Arizona, loadlots Good to mostly Choice 750-
1000# $23.50-24.50; Good 875# $23.00.
Stockers and feeders: 500 Good and
Choice 300-325# steer and heifer calves
(2/3rd steers) $30.00; Good and mostly Choice
400-550# steers $25.00-27.00; Good and Choice
500-800# steers $23.00-25.00, 1,000 Common to
mostly Medium 625-675# steers $21.00-22.00.
Good and Choice 490-650# heifers $22.00-23.00,
650-750# $21.00-21.50. Delivery on foregoing
transactions varying from immediate to May 15.
Lambs: In Arizona, 41,000 Choice and
Prime 95-100# spring slaughter lambs $17.00,
700 Choice 92# $16.50. In California, 23,000
spring lambs confirmed including Choice and
Prime 90-102# for slaughter at $17.00-17.25,
some strings including mostly Choice 80-88#
feeder lambs, also $17.00-17.25; Choice and
Prime 102-110# for slaughter $16.00-16.50;
3,500 Choice 100-110# shorn old crop slaughter
lambs with No. 2 pelts $15.00, 1,000 Good and
Choice 110-112# with No. 3 pelts $13.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
KANSAS AND WESTERN NEBRASKA Trading on
slaughter cattle direct at the feedlots was
active early in the week but slowed on Thurs-
day reflecting the lower wholesale beef trade
that developed at midweek. Slaughter steers
sold steady to 25# lower, heifers steady to
weak, instances 250 lower. In Colorado, 80
loads Choice 1075-1235# slaughter steers
$24.75-25.35, bulk $25.00-25.25; 29 loads
high-Good and low-Choice 1125-1275# $24.00-
24.50; 4 loads high-Standard and average-Gooa
1150-1200# $19.75-20.50. One hundred fifty-
four loads Choice 925-1075# slaughter heifers
$24.00-24.50; 26 loads high-Good and Choice
975-10504 $23.50-23.90. Wyoming: Load of
average and high-Choice 1275# slaughter steers
$25.40, with 2 loads average and high-Choice







1000-]'-17,F slaughter heifers $?4.50. Western
Nebraska: 10 loads low and average-Choice
*n-),FP5 slaughter heifers $24.10-24.50.
Movement of stocker and feeder cattle
confined mainly to those previously contracted.
Few sales confirmed at fully steady prices.
Western Kansas and Panhandle Oklahoma: Around
10 loads Good to mostly Choice 675-725/ steers
??5.00-25.50; 4 loads mostly Good 350# steer
calves $26.75-27.00. Colorado: 4 loads
Choice Ir-nCo feeder steers in high-Good
slaughter flesh $23.25 for further feeding.
Slaughter lambs sold steady to 500
higher, mostly steady to 25# higher, with
sales confirmed on over 16,000 head. Colorado:
Choice and Prime wooled slaughter lambs 90-110#
$17.00-17.50, most late sales $37.25; few
Choice 113-118# $16.20-17.00. Choice and
Prime shorn lambs 104-114# $15.25-15.75,
mostly $15.25-15.50. Western Kansas: Choice
and Prime 103-110# shorn lambs mostly No. 2
pelts $15.00-15.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Freezing
temperatures, light snow and mist. Broad
demand on slaughter cattle at fully steady
prices, instances 50# higher. Stockers and
feeders mostly steady, instances $2.00 up on
calves. About 600 mixed Good and Choice 1025-
1200# slaughter steers $24.50-24.75, 612 Good
980-1180# $23.25-24.00; 542 head mostly
Standard, few Good 928-1200# $21.00-22.75;143
head mostly Choice 850-875# slaughter heifers
$24.00, 290 Good 800-850# $23.00-23.75.
Near 800 Good and Choice 600-650# feeder
steers 424.00-26.00, 445 Medium 565# $22.00;
2,100 stock calves, Choice 300-450# steers
$31.00-35.00, 300-375# heifers $26.50-32.00;
Good and Choice 440# steers $30.00, few 457#
heifers $24.00; 2 loads Medium cows, some with
calves, $167.50 each cow. Lambs, demand
fairly Good, 8,790 head sold fully steady, in-
stances 50 higher; 2,000 Choice 100-103#
with No. 1,2 and fall shorn pelts $14.75-15.00,
480 Choice 110# $14.00; 4,700 Good and Choice
No. 3 to fall shorn 75-85# feeders 412.00-
13.50, 700 Choice 65# spring feeders $15.00-
16.00.
Amarillo Area Slaughter cattle active
steady to 250 higher, stockers and feeders
little changed. Over 500 Good and Choice
1200-1300# slaughter steers $23.00-24.00; 267
Good and Choice 905-985# slaughter heifers
$23.00-24.00.
For immediate to June delivery 237 Good
and Choice 700-800# feeder steers $23.00-23.90;
1,665 Good and Choice 500-665# stock steers
$24.50-26.00; 1,560 Medium and Good 650-700#
$22.50-23.00. Over 1,500 Good and Choice 550-
625 heifers $22.00-24.00; 1,600 Medium and
Good 575-6nW $22.00; 630 Good and Choice
410-480# heifer calves $24.00-25.50; 200 Good
stock cows $200.00 per head; 325 Choice 600-
625# replacement heifers $159.00 per head.


IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Direct trade
on slaughter steers moderately active, heifers
slow. Sales both classes mostly steady,
instances strong on Choice steers under 1050#
while heavier weights showed slight weakness at
the close. Stockers and feeders fully steady;
few sales slaughter lambs about steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington, mostly
Choice 1000-1075# $25.00-25.50 with 1000-1200#
offerings $24.00-25.00 and 1200-1300# $25.25-
24.00; Standard 1000-1100# $20.00-20.50.
Idaho Good to mostly Choice 1050-1125# $23.25-
23.75; Standard and low-Good 1100-1200# $20.00-
20.25.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Mixed
Good and Choice 875-900# $25.00 with Good 950#
$22.00.
Stockers and feeders: Choice 680-900#
feeder steers $25.00-25.25; Good to mostly
Choice 540-600# heifers $23.75-24.00. Good and
Choice 400-485# calves, steers $25.00-26.00,
heifers $23.00-25.00.
Slaughter lambs: Oregon Choice and
Prime 90-110# old crop lambs with No. 3 pelt
$16.50 delivered, short load Choice and Prime
spring lambs $19.00 delivered.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Precipitation this week was gener-
ally very light and scattered. Temperatures
were slightly below normal. Direct trading con-
tinued slow on all classes. Slaughter steers
and heifers weak to mostly 50f lower, stocker
and feeder cattle and calves generally steady,
slaughter lambs strong.
Cattle: In Montana around 200 high-Good
to mostly Choice 1150-1200# slaughter steers
$23.00-23.50, load Good and low-Choice 1200#
$22.50; 50 Choice 875-900# slaughter heifers
$22.25. About 400 Choice short yearling
stockers, steers 575-625# at $26.00, heifers
600# at $24.50; 50 Medium and low-Good stock
cows, some with calves at side, balance to
calve soon, $190.00 per unit.
Calves: Montana, 450 high-Good and
Choice calves, steers 450-50Q0# at $28.00-28.50,
heifers 450# at $25.50.
Sheep: Montana, 1,000 Choice 111# wooled
slaughter lambs $17.50, delivered, 500 Choice
110# shorn lambs with No. 1-2 pelts, $16.25 de-
livered; 400 Good and Choice 90-100# breeding
ewe lambs $16.00. Northern Wyoming, 1,500
Choice 100-105# shorn slaughter lambs with No.
2-3 pelts $15.50 delivered; 600 Good and
Choice 2-5 year old shorn ewes to lamb in early
May $16.00 per head.
Wool: Most shorn lots have been sold. Con-
firmed sales totaled 256,000# at steady prices.
Montana, 91,000# half-blood and fine, light
shrinking, 40-42.5# per pound grease basis;
10,000# half-blood and fine moderately heavy
shrink 37.5*.
Northern Wyoming: 30,000# half-blood
light shrinking 42*; 60,000# half-blood and
fine moderate shritking 38-40#,









WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
S Cattle : C lZves Te : _o T SEe -d- la--
Market : Apr. 8 : Apr. 9 : Apr. 8 s Apr. 9 : Apr. 8 : Apr. 9 : Apr. 8 : Apr. 9
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Chicago .... ........... 51,299 52,816 151 204 28,943 52,040 3,822 4,948
Cincinnati ............. 2,915 5,509 594 725 12,485 11,923 729 494
Denver ................. 9,776 9,275 122 269 5,386 5,794 19,611 25,485
Fort Worth ............. 6,172 4,417 801 1,316 1,711 3,048 17,665 22,512
Indianapolis ........... 6,600 6,084 566 648 31,643 54,648 659 1,264
Kansas City ............ 20,018 21,755 452 1,463 10,775 10,195 6,659 5,654
Oklahoma City .......... 7,446 7,450 644 1,245 4,171 4,552 1,858 2,715
Omaha .................. 56,772 55,949 560 158 56,757 40,096 15,239 10,943
St. Joseph ............ 14,864 16,451 247 558 11,821 16,757 8,285 4,077
St. Louis NSY ...#...... 12,094 14,879 1,236 1,651 45,685 535,825 2,280 2,772
Sioux City ............. 26,630 24,252 826 250 28,374 28,601 4,510 5,626
S. St. Paul ............ 18,537 21,258 5,385 5,848 46,011 41,795 7,911 7,001
Total .................. 195,121 195,855 11,384 14,555 261,762 285,254 89,044 91,467


Apr. 1, 1961........... 212,667 13,150 293,824
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Apr. 8, 1961 Apr. 1, 1961 Apr. 9, 1960
Hogs ..... 314,000 554,000 546,000
Sheep .... 27,500 27,200 25,500


105,971


RECEIPTS, SALABLE AND TOTAL OF LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


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Market


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


, 1961 .
159,742
11,954
36,980
50,923
26,354
82,911
40,640
147,989
68,5683
60,565
111,721
83.961


Total .......... 862,303




Chicaro ........ 139,129
Cincinnati ..... 53,225
Denver ......... 19,932
Fort Worth ..... 10,683
Indianapolis ... 147,203
Kansas City .... 75,620
Oklahoma City .. 17,927
Omaha .......... 170,451
St. Joseph ..... 98,066
St. Louis NSY .. 234,435
Sioux City ..... 152,039
S. St. Paul .... 205,559


MONTH OF MARCH

Total -


1960 : 1961 : 1960


179,258
15,484
44,683
25,860
28,027
80,986
38,343
147,681
67,026
64,200
119,730
92,693

903,971


Hogs

144,032
57,713
24,255
13,726
157,438
74,152
19,426
179,933
105,156
298,214
154,077


167,393
16,338
61,597
39,480
26,354
140,436
42,265
156,592
71,311
61,493
114,069
90,533

987,861


142,800
69,542
44,280
32,602
148,198
89,528
43,246
242,528
143,533
235,739
175,800


229,022 262,029


188,090
19,097
61,069
34,444
28,027
111,839
40,715
154,363
70,669
66,209
122,651
101,337

998,510


Cal
Salable


: 1961

653
2,716
2,164
3,855
1,750
4,314
2,797
2,465
2,121
6,770
3,849
26,861

60,515


151,269 21,783
72,753 2,426
60,816 89,112
35,785 67,485
158,575 5,262
89,292 25,938
41,950 9,147
285,808 65,771
155,504 32,876
302,451 16,975
176,805 54,963
274,521 53,782


: 1960

971
5,095
3,851
8,177
2,396
3,675
3,651
1,813
2,423
8,776
2,497
30,810

72,135

Sheep an

23,402
2,520
112,664
52,899
5,708
30,036
8,196
50,023
23,253
14,457
33,798
42,155


ves
:. Total
: 1961 : 1960
653 971
2,769 3,098
6,982 1,727
4,950 11,738
1,750 2,396
12,902 8,040
2,817 3,712
2,721 1,866
2,562 2,464
7,187 9,280
5,157 2,593
27,854 33,058

78,104 86,943

id Lambs

23,488 28,070
2,846 2,543
145,001 149,719
99,017 85,495
5,262 5,708
69,876 71,456
9,147 8,196
77,080 65,657
59,127 44,375
24,965 19,700
38,399 41,154
102,371 65,808


Total .......... 1,322,269 1,457,144 1,623,82q 1,803,529 425,520
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUT------------------------------HERN MINNESOTA----
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA


Hogs

March 1961 ........................ 1,569,000
March 1960 ....................... 1,625,000


399,111 656,579
-


Sheep

124,000
109,800


587,881


656,579
-


Sheep

124,000
109,800


587,881





282


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.....


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SIAUG1

SNumber of head Percent of total Avera|
: by grades (pc
-- - - -
- -Week ended
:A. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 6 Ap'. 7 Ar 66
1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 --961
CHICAGO
2,497 2,404 10.5 9.6 1,254
13,467 14,742 56.6 59.1 1,206
6,494 6,748 27.3 27.1 1,124
997 847 4.2 5.4 1,028

328 205 1.4 .8 1,013


25,785

51
7,551
8,641
1,048
312
17,585

21
4,385
5,207
955

- J%548

2
2,989
5,395
615
-

7,001



676
4,052
767

95
5,568


24,944

49
4,998
10,758
801
584
171920

61
4,667
6,822
591
172
- 2L31- -


2,545
2,591
801

107
5,842


155
35,869
1,039

440
5,505


1,178
OMAHA
.5 .5 1,127
42.8 29.1 1,190
49.1 62.6 1,122
6.0 4.6 1,107
1.8 5.4 980
1 148


SIOUX CITY
.2 .5


51.9
55.4
4.8
1.4


41.6
49.4
8.8


12.1
72.4
15.8

1.7


2.8
70.5
18.9

8.0


1,534
1,205
1,154
1,125


950

1,160
1,086
1,036


1,115



1,081
1,049
965

841
1,038


TER IV ------------
ge weight : Average price in
nunds) :dollars per 100 lb.

2 Apr.7 Apr6 A 'Aar. 7
1960 -: 1961 : 960


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

1,004
1,165

1,205
1,185
1,090
1,027
1,042


27.57
25.73
24.05
21.39

19.55
25.26

26.78
24.77
23.48
20.17
18.94


51.02
27.99
25.76
22.65

20.56
27.55

28.85
27.27
25.42
21.58
19.47


1tll5 23.80 25.65

1,249 26.50 29.85
1,171 24.90 27.27
1,100 25.86 25.63
1,064 20.26 22.36
1,066 -- 19.09
1l.125 24.00 26.07

-- 26.00 --
1,157 24.77 26.97
1,104 25.70 25.48
1,057 20.44 235.22

1,064 -- 19.74
1,107 23.91 25.70

----- --- ----

1,125 25.21 27.97
1,058 25.44 25.51
975 21.00 22.96
an -- --
922 18.57 20.58
1,019 25.29 24.77
--------------


1- -1-ST M -


Prime.......... -- 21 -- .3 -- 1,100
Choice......... 2,625 2,729 32.2 55.9 1,155 1,150
Good........... 4,917 4,216 60.5 55.5 1,106 1,059
Standard....... 592 548 7.5 7.2 1,081 1,025
Utility........ -- 81 -- 1.1 .. 999
All grades..... 8,152 7,595 1,119 1,081
-----------------------------------------------
Prime ......... -- -- -- --
Choice......... 2,804 1,954 75.4 59.8 1,189 1,189
Good........... 704 1,145 18.9 35.0 1,156 1,095
Standard....... 201 110 5.4 5.4 1,102 1,168
Utility........ 9 58 .5 1.8 748 873
All grades..... 5,718 5,265 1,173 1,150
/---------------Data co----------lleted by Agricultural Estimates,-----nd Livestock Divisions, A..S.
11Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions., A.M.S.


24.95
25.52
20.60

25.78


24.78
25.70
19.25
17.88
24.29


52.72
27.18
25.11
21.26
18.86
25.58



26.70
25.29
20.71
18.20
25.91


-- KNA I- -
42.7 40.1
48.5 44.4
8.8 15.7

-- 1.8

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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS

PNumber of head percent of total
byNumber of headgrades
0 by grades


M(
Mar. : iar.q ar.
_36 -:_ 1961 : 1960_
CHICAGO
11,089 14.0 8.6
67,824 57.1 52.5
45,585 24.5 55.8
5,654 3.1 4.4
27 .0 --
971 1.3 .7


129,130
OMAHA


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*********
Stility........
Good...........





Standard*.......
Commercial..,...




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


12,123
19,109
2,042
86
35,360


.9 .8
45.4 55.1
47.9 59.9
5.3 4.8
.5 1.4


: Mar. -
.- -361 6 -


16,976
69,050
29,661
3,730
9
1,598
121,004

647
52,247
33,968
3,769
344
70,975

418
25,010
18,211
3,237

- 46876_

32
8,751
15,9953
2,625

184
27,565

--

5,476
17,534
5,662

984
27,656


554
24,972
45,150
5,645
1,081
75,402

714
18,970
32,960
2,517
628
55,589 -

39
12,277
10,014
4,916

1,206
28,452



2,111
16,216
7,0253

1,153
26,503


10,838
21,695
1,951

54,482


Prime.......... --
Choice......... 9,104 7,7953
Good.....****.. 5,907 5,150
Standard....... 251 494
Utility**........ 118 753
All grades..... 13,580 13,510
2/ Data collected by Agricultural Esti


FOR DAUGHTER l/
: Average weight 2 Average price in
(pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
"- -- --- -- -- -- ----
nth
~Mar. a. Mar. Mar.
: 1961 : 1960 _:_ 1961 _:_ 1960

1,264 1,268 27.36 51.06
1,195 1,208 25.70 28.08
1,111 1,105 23.84 25.91
1,024 1,024 21.26 22.72
1,568 1,590 20.00 21.56
1,051 1,031 19.35 19.65
1,177 1,169 25.32 27.40


1,232
1,191
1,117
1,101
974


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


26.50 28.46
24.75 26.94
25.55 25.14
19.82 20.72
18.27 18.87


1 150 1,152 25.91 25.52
Sioux CITY - - -
.9 1.3 1,204 1,226 26.55 29.39
53.4 34.1 1,190 1,181 24.88 27.09
38.8 59.5 1,158 1,112 23.50 25.51
6.9 4.2 1,096 1,075 20.00 21.55
-- 1.1 -- 1,001 -- 19.28
1,165 1,154 24.06 25.90
^ ~ ~-- -----------z~n ~ m m ~


.1
31.7
58.0
9.5

.7


.1
43.2
55.2
17.5

4.2


- : STh UIg IS!


12.6
63.4
20.5

3.5


8.0
61.2
26.5

4.3


1,251
1,157
1,094
1,063

988
1,111



1,077
1,046
971

887
1,029


1,165 25.94 28.60
1,122 24.87 26.29
1,084 25.62 24.82
1,056 20.56 22.60

999 18.36 18.68
1,088 25.71 24.87


1,075 25.18
1,028 25.81
982 21.15

910 18.29
1,015 23.31


51.4 36.3 1,152 1,129 24.88
62.9 57.3 1,120 1,070 25.46
5.7 6.1 1,097 1,041 20.04
-- .5 -- 980 --
1,129 1,090 23.72
S- -DN-R -- --- ---

68.0 57.7 1,179 1,194 24.77
29.2 58.1 1,141 1,098 23.65
1.9 5.7 1,150 1,061 19.69
.9 .5 948 889 18.35
1,166 1,151 24.51
nates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


27.16
25.44
22.81

19.87
24.69


26.75
24.93
20.96
18.74
25.36



26.38
25.11
20.10
17.52
25.67


Grade







STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
:-- --------- T -T--------- ----- -- Ir %- -- -
: Number of head : Percent of total Average weight Average price in
d: by grades (pounds) dollars per 100 lb.
Grade : Month
:'Rar. : Mar. : Mar. : Mar. Mar. : Mar. : Mar. : Mar.
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 1960 : 1961 : 1960


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


18,075
158,436
140,967
21,225
9
5,228
341,958


12,396
146,070
172,184
26,071
27
5,198
361,946


5.3
46.53
41.2
6.2
.0
1.0


3.4
40.4
47.6
7.2

1.4
1.4


1,262
1,185
1,108
1,048
1,568
986
1,147


1,263
1,187
1,095
1,028
1,391
986
1,130


27.51
25.21
25.63
20.51
20.00
18.86
24.38


30.85
27.40
25.39
22.11
21.56
19.21
26.16


- -m -e -y m o -m -m m -. -m m m m m o -m -e -m -m -m a - -
HEIFERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER AT SEVEN MARKETS COMBINED 1/
------------------------------------------------------------- -------


: Number of head : Percent of total : Average weight
: by grades : (pounds)
----------- -------------------


: ~ Mar. ~"
: 1961 :


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


1,005


Mar.
1960 :

934


54,116 45,584
55,774 65,643
9,198 11,964
1,018 1,651
121,111 125,776


Mar.
1961


44.7
46.1
7.6
.8


- -- 1 onin -
I Mar. : Mar.
: 1960 : 1961


.8
36.2
52.2
9.5
1.5


1,036
974
916
889
940
941


Mar.
: 1960


1,029
954
897
855
879
914


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


1 Mar.
- 1961 :


25.79
24.54
22.72
20.02
17.62
23.26


Mar.
1960

28.25
26.47
24.42
21.39
18.45
24.88


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


STEERS
:


: Number of head


Market


Average weight
'. (pounds)


: Average price
. in dollars per 100 lb.


". Mar.
: 1961


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


3,534
12,869
2,426
2,744
8,554


: "Mar.
_:_ 1960
4,455
12,749
2,476
3,724
9,561


----- Month
: Mar. :
: 1961

1,052
1,048
1,007
1,102
1,159


Mar. : Mar.
1960 : 1961


1,052
1,054
959
1,054
1,145


23.61
23.50
23.41
23.54
23.47


: Mar.
- 1960

25.18
25.56
24.13
24.27
25.11


HEIFERS


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


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


Grade


2,372
3,127
1,955
1,955
6.688


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


758
850
651
881
973


760
843
650
817
957


22.55
23.05
23.01
23.48
22.47


24.33
24.70
24.62
24.40
23.95


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


Cattle "Calve Hogas Sheep and lambs
City or Area TApr. 8 : Apr. 9 : Apr. 8 .--.--ArT '9 --Apr. 'S -Ar7 u -Ar Ar; -
1961 : 1960 : 1961 t 1960 : 1961 t 1960 : 1961 t 1960


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

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


9,167 12,299
7,181 8,556
17,462 16,846
15,014 15,652
25,558 27,465
10,029 10,517
22,450 18,552
57,847 50,577
15,809 11,987
28,890 28,227
5,557 5,675
9,620 6,652
19,757 18,614
10,468 9,054
24,182 19,875
25,805 24,012
7,886 7,190
292,440 271,528


9,659
2,279
5,548
4,819
18,547
1,201

111

8,828
2,995
5,550
890
5,656
188
1,809
191
61,629


10,909
2,076
5,516
6,110
21,667
1,215

105
s--
9,670
5,952
2,565
1,258
5,050
268
1,754
256


57,617
26,205
118,889
41,494
91,602
64,596
84,044
71,598
52,058
246,012
57,545
58,146
57,887
15,049
14,100
24,681
15,411


47,520
25,567
155,270
55,967
106,416
78,441
84,271
78,521
55,277
268,286
65,505
55,929
42,456
19,585
17,159
25,006
15,607


55,446
5,569
11,510
6,655
19,289
4,156
15,569
15,965

56,248


12,046
41,562
58,576
58,556
4,976


59,596
5,556
10,070
4,459
11,059
4,200
14,782
10,451

29,082


7,558
24,998
51,270
35,178
4,254


67,927 1,014,952 1,104,565 279,479 252,015


Accumulation to date....... 4,155,555
4,118,451


904,859 15,665,029
979,262 17,584,159


5,652,652
5,367,627


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Week ended


o............
1/...ee'eee'
/..........


Beef Veal TPr .t
-- Beef V-a (excl. lard) and mutton : Total
v- '. s -n- -f um-Nn :? *- T 7 s, meat
: ber : : ber Prod: ber : Prod.: er Prod. prod.
1,000 mil.b. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.bb. 1, b. mil.lb. mil.1b.,
555 214.4 95 10.6 1,180 164.5 500 15.0 404.5
565 219.4 98 10.7 1,500 178.0 500 15.0 425.1
558 -- 107 -- 1,580 501 -- --
526 195.5 97 10.9 1,272 177.0 252 12.6 595.8


Percentage change from:
Apr. 1, 1961 ............. -5 -2 -5 -1 -9 -8 0 0 -4 -
Apr. 9, 1960 ............. 9 10 -2 -5 -7 -7 19 19 2 --

'- ----Average weight b. :" Lard
-----------------------------------------------hieep :. yield
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs Sheend abs yield
:- I- and lambs : per
L - -1- e sgased e Dress T ed 7 Dresse 100 Ib.


Apr. 8,
Apr. 1,
Mar.18,
Apr. 9,


1050
1045
1055
1041


604
601
601
599


112
109
106
112


139
157
156
159


15.9
15.9


_/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


Apr. 8,
Apr. 1,
Mar.38,
Apr. 9,


1961
1961
1961
1960


Total
lard
Sprod.
ail.lb.
s--
42.9
41.8


1961..............
1961 .............
1961 .............
1960 .............





287


Classification


Steers -
Prime 900-100O#
1100-1500
Choice 900-1100
1100-1500
Good 900-1100
Standard All wts.


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All vts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium

Heifers -
Choice
Med. & ck


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
. 500-750


Cows All vta. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
72 : -- North
a Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
i~"~T"""~ "' """" --- -T '~~ ~~'~- - 7--
: Apr. : Apr. I Apr. : Apr. Apr. : Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
, 8 9 8 9 8 : 9 : 8 9 8 9
: 1961 1960 g 1961 1960 1961: 1960 : 1961 1960 1961 1960
Slaughter cattle, calves and dealers


27.58
27.62
25.98
25.85
25.75
21.58


25.18

20.25


17.45
16.82
16.42
14.95


50.50
31.25
28.20
28.35
25.32
22.50


27.52

21.50


17.75
17.12
16.22
14.45


25.58
25.25
25.62
20.50


24.70
22.70
19.75


17.50
16.98
16.52
15.50


19.50 20.50 18.12
20.25 20.00 18.62


50.50
27.00
22.00



26.75
24.50
21.25


32.50
29.50
24.10


25.50
22.00
19.00


29.00
25.25
20.75


27.70
27.70
25.50
22.35


26.98
24.8
21.45


18.00
16.50
15.55
13.25


19.25
19.25


25.60
23.05
20.85


28.20
25.70
22.60


26.88
26.75
25.48
25.58
25.50
20.58


25.12
22.90
19.98


17.00
16.50
15.62
14.62


29.78
29.68
27.80
27.68
24.60
21.30


27.25
24.00
20.58


17.98
16.52
14.98
15.60


24.80
24.80
22.45
19.75


25.80
21.60
19.00



16.60
15.25
14.18


18.75 18.85 -
18.75 18.60 19.00


-- --


27.50 SO
24.75
21.50


27.00
24.50
21.00


26.52
26.52
25.65
20.25


26.02
22.78
19.00


18.88
17.25
15.25
14.00


24.62
25.75
25.25
20.50


25.75
22.12
19.25



15.25
14.25
12.75


27.62
27.12
25.75
235.12



25.00
22.25


18.00
16.50
14.00
11.75


-- 20.50
20.00 20.00 21.00


26.00
22.00


51.50
29.50
25.50


29.00
26.50
24.00


31.50
50.00
26.00


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


29.00
26.25
22.75


27.00
24.48
20.50


29.00
25.75
21.75


26.58
24.58
20.62


28.75
25.12
21.25


26.75
24.58
21.25


- 24.00 25.55 24.25 25.00 24.75
- 20.75 21.80 20.75 21.75 21.75


- 17.25 18.25 15.75 14.88 16.50



- 28.45 50.50 29.00 50.50 50.25


- 25.70 26.80 26.00 27.00 28.25


27.75
25.00
21.50


25.50
22.00


24.25
20.50


25.75
23.50
20.50


- 23.50
- 20.50


-- 15.25


51.00


28.00


- 28.00


25.50


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288


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice
Good
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All vts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner


Bulls All
Commercial
Utility


weights -


CATTLE: MONTHLY AVERAGE PRICES
In dollars per 100 pounds
: : : : : North
: Chicago Kansas City Omaha : Denver I Portland
$ 9 7 ~ |T ~ ~ : : ~


: Mar. : Mar. : Mar.: Mar. : Mar.:
: 1961 : 1960 : 1961: 1960 : 1961:


27.42
27.41
25.92
25.71
23.57
21.21


24.87

20.11


16.83
16.48
15.85
14.37


Mar.: Mar.: Mar. s Mar.: Mar.
1960: 1961: 1960 : 1961: 1960


S t t I I : : : :
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


30.53
31.5533
28.46
28.49
25.28
22.24


27.24

21.34


17.76
17.07
16.17
14.50


--

25.46
25.14
25.60
20.43


24.65
22.67
19.75


16.88
16.40
15.74
14.87


27.06
27.00
24.86
21.85


26.51
24.24
21.35


17.83
16.60
15.52
15.72


26.82
26.74
25.52
25.58
25.34
20.18


24.81
22.53
19.68


16.81
16.10
15.52
14.55


29.50
29.38
27.75
27.64
24.51
20.97


26.82
23.89
20.15


17.70
16.47
15.15
14.04


19.30 21.92 17.77 20.16 18.09 20.22
19.53 21.25 18.14 19.92 18.10 19.95


24.78
24.78
22.49
19.85


24.01
21.95
19.22



16.5533
14.86
15.65



18.70


26.49
26.48
25.59
19.90


25.90
22.80
19.13


18.45
17.17
15.64
14.48


24.90
24.55
25.55
20.65


25.75
21.92
19.10



15.54
14.05
12.64


--

27.40
27.06
25.70
22.85


26.00
24.45
21.80


18.52
16.87
14.50
12.26


.- 21.12
20.59 19.78 21.81


Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


25.28
21.88


51.50
29.48
25.45


26.92
24.44
20.98


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


Stocker and feeder cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


26.75
24.59
21.45


28.90
26.18
22.91


26.51
24.11
20.35


28.61
25.37
21.65


26.55
24.21
20.88


28.26
25.01
21.15


26.28
24.11
21.25


27.20
24.70
21.40


-- 23.47 25.25 24.25 24.90 24.59 24.99
-- -- 20.42 21.60 20.75 21.70 21.57 21.90


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


16.45 17.64 15.55 15.24



28.11 50.44 28.95 30.40


25.18 27.15 25.60 27.00


16.50



29.79


27.95


16.66


-- 15.51


50.70 25.56 28.00


28.18 25.44 25.50


25.30
21.77
18.96


28.88
25.15
20.69


29.90
26.70
22.00


26.58
23.91
21.42


29.00
26.00
22.80


32.88
50.92
26.46


26.85
25.95
20.65


29.10
26.25
23.50


52.50
29.80
25.60


24.62
23.80
20.55



19.75


25.35
25.50
20.50


25.60
20.50


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
.............................. .. ........................... -,--.......- ....-...... .. % -....
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. as :Oma. Sioux St. St. Indian-: mkta.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul : apolis corn.
Yards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars pe.r 100 pound.
Barrows Apr. 8, 1961 17.59 17.75 17.56 17.56 17.28 17.55 17.50 17.68 17.49
and Apr. 1, 1961 17.27 17.08 17.00 16.95 16.90 16.96 16.98 17.35 17.05
gilts Apr. 9, 1960 16.15 16.15 16.18 15.96 15.84 16.05 15.81 16.25 16.04
-------------------------------------------------------------..... a------------
Apr. 8, 1961 15.60 16.20 16.55 16.25 16.00 16.01 15.81 15.82 16.00
Sows Apr. 1, 1961 15.58 15.83 15.90 15.82 15.52 15.85 15.52 15.61 15.67
Apr. 9, 1960 15389 14.25 14.55 14.54 14.37 14.55 14.55 15.87 14.24
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Apr. 8, 1961 256 224 25..""240 245 254 257 250 234
and Apr. 1, 1961 232 222 234 258 241 2533 234 229 252
gilts Apr. 9, 1960 237 217 228 258 240 227 255 226 230
W-.-....-i--.-.....-------------------. E----------------------------------... 0
Apr. 8, 1961 457 405 425 421 425 414 411 457 425
Sowo Apr. 1, 1961 454 397 426 422 427 416 422 449 424
Apr, 9_ 1960 45 597 426 422 405 418 447 424
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 8, 1961 25256 40109 9861 50587 24652 10541 56441 27510 202517
and Apr. 1, 1961 22941 42950 16902 56189 52593 24048 33561 25560 254744
gift Apr. 9, 1960 25366 46787 8763 55149 25206 14863 52626 28828 215588
Apr. 8, 1i961 1946 5102 55 4240 2494 681 2964 2270 18250
Sows Apr. 1, 1961 2264 5941 1029 4595 2895 1527 2472 2519 21040
AMr*9A .91960 5007 4658 901 4168 2198 1336 2905 3515 22688
sows .Percentage of. total
Apr. 8, 1961 8 7 5 12 9 6 8 8 8
Apr. 1, 1961 9 8 6 11 8 6 7 8 8
........ 1960 .......11 ....... 9 9 .....11...... 8 8 8 ....11 10
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Hog products I/ Hog prices or margin 3
Apr. 8, 1961 $19.45 $17.91 $1.54
Apr. 1, 1961 19.29 17.62 1.67
Ap1-o...960 ............ ...........6. ...........6
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn., Hog-corn
Week ended gifts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Apr. 8, 1961 17.59 104.3 16.9
Apr. 1, 1961 17.27 105.5 16.4
Apr. 9, 1960 16.15 119.2 15.5


i/ Weighted average.


2/ Simple average.





291


HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
--....---------r----------------------- ----------------------- I- I.
Louis Kan- :S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. sa :Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Month cago Stock: City : m City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 po und
Barrows Mar. 1961 17.54 17.54 17.57 17.54 17.43 17.53 17.49 17.66 17.53
and Feb. 1961 18.13 18.22 18.21 18.15 18.05 18.19 17.92 18.553 18.13
gilts Mar. 1960 15.54 15.43 15.54 15.59 15.54 15.56 15.57 15.70 15.55
Mar. 1961 15.66 16.15 16.29 16.15 15.83 16.19 15.84 15.68 25.95
Sows Feb. 1961 15.83 16.25 16.49 16.41 16.14 16.40 16.13 15.91 16.18
Mar. 1960 15.52 13.84 14.10 14.12 14.12 15.93 14.22 15.55 13.91
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pound-
Barrows Mar. 1961 234 220 2S5 ..238 242 232 2553 226 231
and Feb. 1961 236 220 232 241 245 252 251 224 232
gilts Mar. 1960 254 217 226 257 241 224 23355 224 229
Mar. 1961 450 401 426 430 439 417 424 449 428
Sows Feb. 1961 450 413 436 446 452 425 428 455 437
Mar. 1960 450 595 422 426 451 595 418 457 422
NUMEROFH'AD--"------- -"-"----" ------------------------------ ---- ----
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Mar. 1961 109287 210841 66079 145328 155160 88400 164145 127652 1046892
and Feb. 1961 90832 179441 53840 131171 112070 78390 156476 113259 915479
gilts Mar. 1960 112709 263246 67152 155052 134303 94212 179771 135533 1139778
Ma:. i96990217562 96 '"" "6 6 i''d '93" 5 749'' "il146 l 10844 '86107
Sows Feb. 1961 9808 15594 5784 14303 8740 5526 9903 9700 77358
Mar. 1960 12340 17972 3986 15934 10258 5607 13814 12956 92867
SOWS Percentage of total
Mar. 1961 9 8 5 10 7 6 6 8 8
Feb. 1961 10 8 7 10 7 7 6 8 8
Mar. 1960 10 6 6 9 7 6 7 9 8
1/ Weighted average.
AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
------------------------------- ------------------ -----------~r~ira
Month Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2f or rg n,,
Mar. 1961 $19.76 $17.91 $1. 85
Feb. 1961 20.49 18.54 1.95
.Mar. 1960 17.64 15.78 1.86
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale proouct value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn. : Hog-corn
Month gifts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars petr Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts

Mar. 1961 17.54 110.6 15.9
Feb. 1961 18.15 112.8 16.1
Mar. 1960 15.54 114.9 15.5
I/ Weighted average.
1/ Weighted average.





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WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADM REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Declines on beef were
confined to New York where steer beef was steady
to 50# lower and cow beef 50#-$1.00 lower.
Otherwise the trend for steer beef along the
eastern seaboard was steady to $1.50 higher
and cow beef was steady to strong. Veal and.
calf sold $1.00-3.00 lower at most markets.
Lamb was steady for the most part aside from
a $1.00-2.00 decline at Philadelphia. Pork
loins were steady to $3.00 higher; fresh
skinned hams $1.00-4.00 lower; other pork cuts
mostly steady.
At New York Prime kosher dressed steer
forequarters sold steady to weak; Choice 50#-
$1.00 lower; lamb steady; veal and calf $1.00-
2.00 off.
Dullness in the seat traffic was influ-
enced by a pronounced lag in movement at con-
eumer levels. Retail and wholesale interests
showed concern over low volume turnover and
weekly retail features presented enormous
variety in red meats and pork. Beef outlet
was only fair while veal and calf trading was
mostly slow. Lamb met fairly good demand at
the several markets. Movement of pork was
very uneven. Supplies of beef, veal and lamb
were normal, but veal liberal at Washington
and Choice grade rather excessive at Phila-
delphia. Pork receipts were near normal.
Lamb clearance was complete on the eastern
seaboard with pork clean-up fairly complete.
Some beef was carried at Washington, Phila-
delphia and New York, and small volume of veal
was unsold at Washington.

CHICAGO Compared to the previous Friday,
beef prices were weak to 500 lower, veal un-
changed, lamb 500-$1.00 higher, pork loins
$2.50-3.00 higher, Boston butts and spareribs
unchanged.
Fresh meat supplies were moderate for the
most part, except fresh pork volume rather
small after late Wednesday. Quality in beef
was mainly Good and Choice. Carcass beef and
primal cuts generally were slow. Outlet was
adequate for limited numbers Prime veal car-
casses while other grades sold in a slow trade.
Trading on carcass lamb was only moderately
active but prices advanced late on the strength
of higher replacements. Lamb legs, stews and
shoulders met a fair demand, loins and ribs on
the draggy side. Fresh pork trade was slow
but reduced offerings and higher replacements
instrumental in daily upturn on loins.

PACIFIC COAST Steer beef sold steady to
$1.00 lower; cow beef steady to $1.00 higher,
the advance in Los Angeles. Calf and veal
sold steady, except veal firm to $2.00 higher


in Los Angeles. Spring lamb declined $1.00-
4.00, old crop lamb $1.50-2.00. Fresh pork
was steady to $2.00 higher in Los Angeles, but
was steady to $2.00 lower in San Francisco and
steady to $1.00 lower in the Northwest. Smoked
pork sold steady to $3.00 lower with most de-
cline on hams.
Demand for fresh pork improved somewhat
following Easter,and was fairly good. Lamb
was liberal and exceeded demand as supplies of
spring lamb increased in California. Other-
wise normal or below normal supplies usually
proved excessive for demand and trading was
slow.

CARLOT MEAT TRADES REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Compared with the previous week's close: Choice
steer beef 500-$1.00 lower, Good steady to 500
lower, heifer beef steady, cow beef steady to
500 higher, lamb 50#-$1.00 higher, pork loins
$2.00 higher, hams steady, butts $1.00-2.00
lower, pork carcasses 35#-$1.00 higher.
Beef and pork supplies were slightly be-
low normal with lamb supplies normal. Demand
was poor on steer beef, moderate to poor on
heifer beef and generally moderate on other
classes. Clearance incomplete on steer and
heifer beef, fair on cow beef and lamb and
generally complete on pork.
Closing prices, f.o.b. plant basis.
Beef: Choice 600-700# steer carcasses
$39.00-40.50, 700-800# $38.00-39.50; Good 600-
800# $36.50-38.00, high-Good 600-700# $38.25-
38.75. Choice 500-700+ heifer $38.00-39.00,
Good $35.50-37.00. Canner, Gutter and Utility
cow $30.50-32.00.
Lamb: Choice including some Prime 45-55#
carcasses $33.50-36.50, mostly $34.25-35.25.
Pork: Loins 8-12# $41.00-42.50, fresh
hams 12-16# $36.00-37.50, butts 4-8# $34.00-
35.00. U. S. 1, 2 and 3 135-155# pork car-
casses $24.90-25.40, 155-175# $24.70-25.05.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New
York and Philadelphia. Steer beef sold 500-
$1.00 lower, large volume 50# off; heifer beef
steady to 500 lower. Cow beef advanced 500-
$1.00 at Chicago and Denver but declined 50#
at Philadelphia where moderate cow beef
supplies exceeded poor demand. Lamb closed
$1.00-2.00 higher for the most part. Pork
loins advanced $2.50 at Chicago despite a slow
trade and the trend on loins was $1.50-2.00
higher at Philadelphia.
In general the prevailing demand was only
moderate for most classes of fresh meats and
trading was rather slow. However, lamb met
good demand at New York and sold in a fairly
active trade.










Classificati(


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


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
on -- -- T I
: Apr.8 : Apr.9 : Apr.8 : Apr.9 : Apr.8 : Apr.9 : Apr.8 s Apr.9
t 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 : 1960 : 1961 l 1960


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-1
4-8
5# dow


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


44.25
44.05
42.55
41.30
41.55


63.00
53.00
47.50


48.00
47.75
44.25
44.75


61.60
52.20
47.40


42.90
41.20
39.70
39.70

41.50
41.00
38.25

61.00
53.00
48.50


45.94
44.75
43.50
43.50

44.94
44.94
41.75

56.50
51.38
46.88


41.00
39.50
40.75
39.25

39.50





52.00


45.00
43.50
44.00
43.00

44.00
42.50




54.00


40.47
59.00
39.50
38.50

40.25
39.25
39.00


m--
45.00
43.25
45.19
41.75

44.94
45.44
42.38


38.50 50.00 37.94 46.50 39.00* 46.50* 39.38*
38.50 46.00 37.94 46.50 39.00* 46.50* 39.38*


45.15
40.00
41.25


42.95
37.15
42.80


42.44
37.50
38.00


39.31
34.00
39.75


46.00
43.25
46.00


47.00
38.50
46.00


44.75
41.12
42.00


44.38
37.00
42.62


45.50 46.00 46.50 51.50 47.75 50.50 45.50 50.00


48.00


38.50 53.25 50.50 52.45 49.00 54.00 50.75


34.00 29.50 38.75 *34.50 36.00 32.00 34.50 32.62
17.25 12.75 16.88 13.50 18.00 16.50 18.00 15.00


*Spring lamb. BULK PRICES CAHLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED APR. 7, 1961

Classification -- 4 e0 aeirF .0.: ~ B. 420- 400d-r-c0 -l a
;- Cr iee-o : f"n'er : ~ i-- --.- -- --------r- -- T -
Ctei &ef %- .-. 40.50- 4 59.5- 4...5.55 .5 4 .0 4. 0 4..
Choice 600-700# 40.50-41.00 39.50-40.00 39.25-39.75 42.00-43.00 42.00-43.00


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good

Cow beef All
Utility


Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 35-i


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


39.50-40.50
39.00-39.50
37.50-38.50
37.50-38.50
37.00-38.00

39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50
36.50-37.00
36.25-37.00

31.00-32.00
31.50-32.00

37.00-38.00
35.50-37.00
32.00-34.00
37.00-38.00
55.50-37.00
32.00-34.00

41.50-42.50


38.50-39.50
38.00-38.50

35.00-38.75
35.00-38.75

38.00-40.00
37.25-38.25
36.00-36.50
36.00-36.50

30.00-31.20


35.50
33.50-35.00
30.50-32.50
35.50
33.50-35.00
30.50-32.50


38.50-58.75
38.00-38.25

37.25-38.25
37.00-37.25

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

30.00-30.50
30.50-31.00


34.25-35.25
32.25-33.25

34.25-35.25
32.25-33.25

40.50-42.00


40.50-42.50
40.00-41.50
40.00-41.00
40.00-40.50
39.00-40.00


39.00-42.00
37.00-38.50
34.00-36.00
39.00-42.00
37.00-38.50
34.00-36.00


41.00-42.00
40.00-41.00

38.50-40.50
38.00-39.50


41.00-42.00


32.00-32.50
32.00-32.50

41.00-41.50
38.00-39.00
34.00-36.00
41.00-41.50
38.00-39.00
34.00-36.00

43.00-44.00


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

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


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


45#







BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading on greasy domestic worsted wools in
the Boston market was slow as approximately six
cars sold steady.
Trading was dull on woolen wools and noils
while most pulled winter wools sold well ahead at
firm prices. Scoured shorn wools were slow to move
at about unchanged levels.
Activity of recent weeks had subsided somewhat
in the western States but there were some sales in
the central and northern Rocky Mountain States.
There was a little more inquiry for spot medium
fleece wools but supplies were limited. Trading con-
tinued slow in Texas.
Auction sales will resume in Australia April 11
and in the Cape and New Zealand on April 12. The
Port Elizabeth sale of April 5 was cancelled. Ac-
tivity in the South American markets continued very
dull.
The Crop Reporting Board of the U. S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture announced the average price re-
ceived by farmers for wool on Mar. 15, 1961 was
40.20 per grease pound. This compared to 39.90 for
Feb. 15, 1961 and 44.5# on Mar. 15, 1960.
Fleece Wools Graded 64s average to good French
combing fleece wools sold at $1.05 clean basis while
graded 56/58s staple and good French combing brought
98-990 and graded staple 50/54s moved at 95-960 clean
basis. Buyers were paying 40-42* grease basis for
medium wools to the growers in Ohio and Indiana.
Territory Wools Approximately 50,000 pounds
of original bag fine and half-blood wool sold at
Chinook, Montana at 44.250 and was estimated to cost
around $1.02 clean basis, delivered Boston. At
Billings, about 33,000# sold at grease prices of 41-
440 and estimated about $1.02 clean, while at Great
Falls approximately 95,000# of bulk fine wool in
original bags at 35.950 were estimated to cost clean
around $1.11 and 35,000# of bulk half-blood at 392
were estimated to cost around $1.01 clean basis, de-
livered Boston. Other lots in Montana from 38.5-410
grease basis. In Wyoming, mixed clips of fine 1/2
and 3/8s ranging from 54-4321 were estimated around
98* clean basis, delivered Boston. About 50,000# of
bulk 1/2 and 3/8s sold in Utah from 57-44* grease
basis, while approximately 20,000# of 1/2, 5/8s aad
1/4 1960 wools moved at 57* grease basis to the
grower. Shearing was well under way in most of
southern and western Idaho with shearing of farm
flocks continued in Utah.
Texas Wools Original bag 12 months Texas wool
bulk average to good French combing length sold at
$1.15 clean basis.
Mohair Activity in mohair was somewhat slower
at 96- for adult and $1.21 for kid hair to the
warehouse with straight adult hair alone sold at
957 to the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Spot stocks of foreign wools
were slow to move. All Dominion markets were closed
during the Easter recess. Firm offers from South
Africa and Montevideo follow with combing wools con-
verted to clean U. S. oil-combed yields and short
wools to scouring yields, in bond.


Montevideo
Super Skirted
Wools


64s
60/64a
60s
60/588
58/56s
56/50s


$.95-.94
.90-.91
.87-.88
.85-.86
.84-.85
.85-.84


All for shipment,China and Japan buying.
South Africa


Oil-combed
7 $1.05
8 1.04
12 1.04
47 1.03
48 1.00
52 1.00
55 .98


Scoured yields
17 $1.01
22 1.02
23 1.01
27 1.00
32 .94
53 .95
37 .92
38 .89


Carpet Wools Trade in spot carpet wools
continued slow. Greasy Buenos Aires March second
clips were quoted at 70-71*, November wools at
75-744 and fleeces at 75-76f while New Zealand
fleeces were priced around 75-76#, second shear
wools at 754 and crutchings sold at 67#, all clean
fibers present for shipment.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:


Scoured Pulled Domestic
60s 5-4" ch. wh. $1.08
58s lambs ave. 1"
ch. wh. 1.00
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
56/58s ave. 5" ch. $1.03
Scoured Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s lambs
2-5" ch. wh. $1.10
N. Z. 56/58s lambs
2J-51" ch. wh. 1.12
Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64s lambs good
staple wh. $1.25


Noils Foreign markets
a-u-t steady to a pemny
easier for semi-clear
noils with clear noils
firm.
Gd. style 64s Aust.
nobles $,88
Semi-clear 64s Aust.
nobles .85
Semi-clear 64s Aust.
schlumbs .<3
Gd. style 50s N.Z. X-
bred nobles .66
Dom. 56s French .55
Dom. 50/56s nobles .57


Wool Tops There was more inquiry and
business in fine and 1/2 blood tops at higher
prices and with a strong demand for fleece oil-
combed 54s tops.
CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Apr. 6, 1961
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New York
Cotton Exchange)
May wool tops $1.528
July wool tops 1.525
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
May wool $1.153
July wol 1.170
64s grade 2" ave. stretched length





295


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS


*
*Commodity
Commodity :


EXPORTS (Domestic) -
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) *************
Pickled or cured (except canned) *************
Pork -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ******
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked *********
Bacon .... .... .... ..... ... *... .. ... .*
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured,n.e.c.
Sausage, prep. sausage meats,etc.(ex.canned)
Other meat and meat products(except canned)n.e.c.
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen ....
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen ****************
Other variety meats, (edible offal)ex.cnd.n.e.c.
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c.*********.****
Canned meats -
Beef and veal .......*...**....,**...*****.*...
Sausage, prep. sausage meats, etc. n.e.c.......
Hams and shoulders ......*.........*........
Other pork, canned ............................
Other meat and meat products, n.e.c............
Lamb and mutton (except canned) .......
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) *.......********
Shortenings, chief wt. animal fat (excl. lard)..
Tallow, edible .....................
Tallow, inedible ..............*.*.......e.....
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c.....................
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c. ...


Feb.
1961

Pounds


1,350,300
1,240,722

4,652,464
306,561
471,456
1,020,829
117,456
27,104
5,310,110
2,204,341
2,357,001
396,964

194,909
212,679
95,904
156,894
121,332
38,975
59,997,435
295,465
506,436
102,459,221
623,486
16,087,4135


S Feb.
1960


*


*m


-m -m -m -m -m -e -n -m -a -m -n -m -m -n -m -m -m m
Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK


Cattle (for breeding) -
Dairy .......................
Ex. dairy .... .. ..
Other (ex. for breeding) ....
Hogs *..............*..........
Sheep .................,*.


Feb.
1961
Number

1,835
1,162
217
2,045
674


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


- q- 4
SFeb.
S1960
Number

458
1,746
841
984
811


Pounds


1,033,476
1,063,200

1,083,180
1,755,950
1,459,749
858,357
167,976
450,654
5,825,946
2,815,283
2,706,524
553,319

61,113
9'7,943
48,152
529,941
145,957
117,382
50,259,991
70,450
482,815
124,115,198
2,166,010
17,934,337





296

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


OFFICIAL BUSINESS

Form AMS-4/11/61


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


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


* .
* 0


Classification


:Chicago *Omaha


Kansas
City


- -


Fort N : North
: Worth Denver.Ogden Port-
Sland


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) 110# down


Prime Apr. 8, 1961
Apr. 9, 1960
Choice Apr. 8, 1961
Apr. 9, 1960
Good Apr. 8, *1961
Apr. 9, 1960


17.75
23.00
17.50
22.12
167.22?
21.58


EWES: (Wooled) All wts.


Good and Apr. 8,
Choice Apr. 9,
Cull and Apr. 8,
Utility Apr. 9,
FEEDER LAMBS: All
Good and Apr. 8,
Choice Apr. 9,
*Spring lambs.
**Shorn basis.


-- 18.92*


22.05
17.00
21.18
16.08
20.20


6.42
7.00
5.45


1961 7.50
1960 8.25
1961 6.55
1960 7.00


wts.
1961 -- 16.12
1960 -- 21.00


-- 25.50*
17.58* 18.00*
22.70C 23.00*
16.25* 16.75-*


21.75
16.68
21.20
15.75


21.

21.


-- 21.85* 20.02 20.12
-----------


5.00
6.50
4.25


-- 6.88


5.55~3I*


6.88** 6.
5.50


5.25 5.00 7.50** 4.75** 4.


-- 15.50 15.75
18.50 18.50 19.85


50 --
-- 15.62
00 19.75
-- 14.88


19.00


-- 5.50**
25 7.75
-- 4.00**
25 6.00


e- 16.75


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