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WEEKLY SUMMARY

AND STATISTICS


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


Vol. 28, No. 30 /i

Week ended July


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


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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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Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Several
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Prices on slaughter cattle trended lower
for the second consecutive week. The combined
volume of slaughter steers and heifers sold out
of first hands at 7 markets were smallest since
late April. However, despite the reduced re-
ceipts prices were lower, influenced by further
price declines in the wholesale dressed beef
trade. Slaughter steers closed generally
steady to 500 lower. Heifers and cows were
also steady to 500 lower at most points, stock-
ers and feeders steady, except weak to 500
lower at St. Joseph and mostly 504-$1.00 off at
Kansas City. Hog prices worked higher in re-
sponse to curtailed marketing. Butchers and
sows closed mostly 25-750 higher; spring
slaughter lambs uneven, generally steady to
$1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES A 13 percent
reduction in receipts at major midwestern termi-
nal markets failed to stimulate the demand for
steers and heifers during the week. Any bullish
influence the reduced receipts may have had was
overshadowed by continued declines on carcass
steer and heifer beef at major wholesale dressed
meat centers. Steer and heifer carlot beef
prices in Chicago fell to the lowest point of
the year and in New York trading was very slow
especially on Prime beef with some sales as much
as $1.50 lower. This very slow Eastern trade on
Prime beef made for a 500-$1.00 lower trend on
Prime steers and high Choice steers over 1250
lbs. in Chicago even though supplies of Prime
steers continued only moderate. The average
price of all steers fell to the lowest point of
the year in Chicago. Slaughter steers were
generally steady to 500 lower. Weight became an
increasingly important factor in price determin-
ing at most points. Steers under 1100# found
the best outlet. Most steers Good and below
were in fairly good demand with Chicago report-
ing a steady to 250 higher trend on these as
well as offerings 1050# and below. Slaughter
heifers sold steady to 500 lower with St. Joseph
reporting a 500 to $1.00 lower trend. Cows and
bulls were steady to 500 lower, although Omaha
was steady to 500 higher on these classes. Veal-
ers were $1.00-2.00 lower in St. Paul with a few
Prime to $30.00 while St. Louis showed a steady
trend. Slaughter steers and heifers made up the
bulk of the cattle receipts at most points with
the Good and Choice grades predominating.
Loadlots of high-Choice and mixed Choice
and Prime steers brought $25.50-28.25 in Chicago
with one load 125'0 to $28.50 Monday. A few
high-Choice and Prime steers sold at $25.25-
?;.50 at other points, and the bulk of the Good
to average-Choice at $21.00-25.50, most high-
Good to average-Choice steers at $23.50-25.50.
A few high-Choice and Prime heifers brought
$25.00-26.00. Most Choice heifers sold at


$23.00-25.00 and Good at $21.00-24.00. Utility
and Commercial cows $14.50-17.00, Canners and
Cutters $13.00-15.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle and calves
at the 10 markets were around 25 percent more
than the previous week. Medium and Good offer-
ings predominated in supplies. Prices early in
the week usually were maintained on a steady
basis. However, a weaker trend developed at
several points after Monday. At Kansas City
prices closed mostly 500-$1.00 lower than late
the previous week with instances as much as
$1.50 off at a late week auction. At Sioux City
and So. St. Joseph late sales were steady to 500
lower. A number of factors tended to not only
curtail but influence a bearish demand. Further
downturns in slaughter cattle prices prompted
most stocker and feeder buyers to proceed with
added caution. The press of field work kept
some buyers at home while others, faced with
hot, humid weather were waiting for more favor-
able weather.
A few Choice 750-850# feeder steers brought
$25.50-26.00, majority Good and Choice 800-
1000# $22.00-25.00. Relatively few steers over
900# exceeded $24.50 and scattered sales of Good
feeders $20.75-22.00. Medium feeder steers
bulked at $18.50-21.50. Several loads Choice
yearling stock steers brought $26.50-27.00, in-
cluding 55C# at $27.00. Other Good and Choice
yearling stockers sold $22.00-26.00, Medium and
low Good largely $18.00-22.50. Good and Choice
yearling heifers ranged $19.00-25.50. At Omaha
four loads mostly Choice 550-566# heifers turned
at $24.50-24.65 while at the same market a ship-
ment Good and Choice 70 pCder heifers brought
$23.75. Good and Choice s eer calves sold from
$22.50-28.50, same grades heifer calves $20.00-
26.00. Limited numbers of Medium and Good stock
cows sold from $14.00-18.25.

HOGS Terminal markets Hog prices ad-
vanced under the influence of curtailed market-
ings despite the declines on pork. Receipts were
15 percent less than the previous week and 18
percent under the corresponding period last year.
Mixed U.S. No. 1,2 and 3 and lots No. 2 and 3
190-270# offerings predominated in the butcher
supply. The average weight of all barrows and
gilts at the 8 markets was 229# compared 228#
the previous week and 219# the corresponding
week one year earlier. Sows continued to be
marketed in rather liberal volume, making up 30
percent of the run at St. Paul and 6-27 percent
at other points. Reduced supplies proved to be
the major factor in stimulating live price up-
turns as wholesale trends turned lower. Some
major packers were resisting the upswing rather
strongly on barrows and gilts, but sows found a









generally good outlet from both packers and
shippers. Barrows and gilts as well as sows
closed mostly 25-75f higher with extremes $1.00
up at a few points.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1, and mixed 1-2, 190-
240# barrows and gilts brought $18.25-19.25,
largely $18.50-19.00, with a few loads of simi-.
lar grade 200-240# $19.25 at Omaha. Mixed U. S.
1-3, 190-250# offerings bulked at $18.00-18.75.
U. S. 1-3, 270-600# sows sold largely at $15.25-
16.25, some U. S. 1-2 around 270-300# $16.50-
16.75.
Feeder pigs closed strong to 500 higher at
Sioux City and St. Paul. Medium and Good,mostly
Good 130-160# feeders at Sioux City brought
largely $16.50, few Good and Choice $17.00-
17.25; Good 130-160# at St. Paul $16.50-17.00.
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 July 14 to
July 20, 1960 inclusive.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
Area Receipts were 13 percent smaller than
the previous week and a year earlier and were
smallest for a full week since June 1959. Sup-
plies were barely sufficient to take care of
minimum trade requirements and hog prices
strengthened moderately. Barrows and gilts
closed 25-40 higher; sows 35-900 higher with
weights under 360# showing the maximum upturn.
On Friday, U. S. No. 1-3, 190-240# butchers
brought $17.05-17.90, a moderate volume mostly
No. 1 and 2 $17.75-18.25. No. 1-3 270-400# sows
brought $14.10-16.40; 400-550# $12.60-14.90.
Sows made up 18 percent of the total receipts.

SHEEP AND LAnMS Twelve market sheep and
lamb receipts were 27 percent less than the
previous week and 12 percent less than a year
ago. For the second consecutive week, declining
prices in the dressed lamb trade proved a bearish
influence on the live market. Spring lamb prices
this week were steady to $1.00 lower, although
prices at St. Paul and Omaha were strong to 25f
higher. The limited volume of old crop slaugh-
ter lambs and yearlings sold weak to 500 lower.
Shorn slaughter ewes sold mostly steady to 500
lower, but strong to 500 higher at Denver. Feed-
er lambs were steady to 500 lower.
Choice and Prime 80-114# spring slaughter
lambs closed at $18.00-19.50 with a few to $21.00
at Chicago. Earlier in the week Choice to mostly
Prime lambs reached $21.50 in Chicago with other
points mainly $20.50 and down. Mixed Good and
Choice spring lambs sold at largely $16.50-18.50.
Good and Choice 95-117# shorn No. 1 pelt old crop
slaughter lambs and yearlings sold at $14.00-
16.00 and a few mostly Choice and Prime $16.00-
18.00, few Utility and Good $12.00-14.00. Cull
to Choice shorn slaughter ewes moved at $3.00-
5.50.
Good and Choice spring feeder lambs 50-93#
brought $15.00-17.75, few Choice feeders $18.25
and $18.50 at Sioux Falls and Omaha,respectively,


Mostly Good lambs sold from $13.00-15.00.
In the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area, supplies were around 20 percent fewer than
the previous week, Spring and old crop slaugh-
ter lambs as well as yearlings were mostly 50#
lower, with instances $1.00 off. Slaughter ewes
sold about steady. Choice and Prime spring
slaughter lambs 80-105# delivered to packing
plants $17.50-18.50, few mostly Prime $19.00-
19.50 early. Good to low-Choice lambs $16.00-
18.00. Cull to Choice 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 cattle was slow,
steady to 250 lower; stockers and feeders fully
steady. Slaughter sheep and lambs sold steady
to 50 lower.
Slaughter steers: Eight loads average and
high-Choice 1000# $27.00-27.25; 241 loads
Choice with an end of high-Good 925-1300# $25.00
-26.50, including 105 loads for August delivery;
94 loads Good and Choice 900-1175# $24.00-25.50;
13 loads Standard and Good 900-1100# $21.50-
24.00. Slaughter heifers: Forty-two loads Good
to mostly Choice 725-1050# $25.00-25.50; 27
loads Good to mostly Choice 825-1050# $23.00-
24.75.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves: In
California Good and Choice 600-775# steers
$22.50-24.25; Medium to Choice 650# heifers
$20.75-21.50; Good and Choice 400-600# stock
calves, steers $24.00-25.50, heifers $22.00-
24.00. Nevada: Good and Choice stock calves,
steers $25.00 and heifers $24.00 for delivery
by October 1.
Slaughter lambs: In California 44 loads
Choice and Prime 100-125# shorn lambs with No.
1 pelts $17.75-19.00, mostly $18.00-18.50;
7,000 head Choice and Prime 95-98# lambs off
Northern California ranges $18.00 with 2,200
head mostly Choice with an end of Good 89-90#
$17.00; load Choice 108-110# yearlings with No.
1 pelts $14.00. Nevada: 3,000 head Good and
Choice spring lambs, about 50 percent for
slaughter and 50 percent feeders $17.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Fed steers sold
direct at feedlots in Colorado were steady to
250 lower, fed heifers fully steady. In Colo-
rado, four loads average to high-Choice 1040-
1050# fed steers brought $26.10; 155 loads
mostly Choice 1000-1200# $25.00-26.00, 45 loads
high Good and low-Choice 1050-1225# $25.25-
24.75; 46 loads average-Choice 800-1060# fed
heifers $26.00-26.25; 51 loads mostly Choice









900-1075# $25.00-25.85; 5 loads Good and low-
Choice 900-975# $24.00-24.85.
Demand for feeder cattle improved with sales
and contracts on 6,000 head being confirmed at
fully steady prices. Western Kansas: Nine
loads Good and Choice 625-811# feeder steers
brought 823.00-24.00; 26 loads Good and Choice
560-650C feeder heifers $22.00-23.00, bulk of
these for delivery from mid-August to early
September. Wyoming: Seven loads Good and Choice
625-650# feeder steers sold at $23.00-24.50; 25
loads 475-650# feeder heifers $23.50-24.50.
Colorado: Over 200 Good and Choice two-year-old
steers $25.00 and 10 loads same grade yearling
steers expected to weigh nS late August $24.50,
load Good and Choice 625/ .cO. Western Slope
Colorado: Twenty loads Good and Choice 725-750#
feeder steers September delivery $23.50. Western
Nebraska: Recently 775 Good and Choice 725-85U0
heifers for further feeding $23.00-24.00; string
of 475 Choice mixed steer and heifer yearlings
$25.25, September delivery, also 200 Good to
mostly Choice heifer yearlings $25.00, 300
steer yearlings same grade $25.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis Area Range con-
ditions and water supplies are very good as a
result of rainfall the past two months. The di-
rect trade on slaughter cattle was very slow as
confirmed sales numbered a meager twenty-five
loads of slaughter steers, these largely 504
lower. Stockers and feeders were extremely slow,
but about steady on confirmed sales totaling
2,270 head. Nine loads Good and low-Choice 1050-
13]01 fed steers sold at $24.00; 16 loads
Standard and Good 970-1175# $21.50-22.00. About
1700 Medium and Good 600-800# stocker and feeder
steers brought $21.00-23.00; 600 Choice and
Fancy expected to weigh 675-800# steers con-
tracted for October 1-15 delivery $23.50-24.00.
Amarillo Area Range lands were in excel-
lent condition with some rain received in most
areas. Trading was moderate with sales con-
firmed on 37 loads slaughter steers; 15 loads
heifers and 10,800 head stockers and feeders.
Slaughter steers and heifers were weak to 500
lower, mostly 25-50 off; stockers and feeders
steady. Eleven loads Good and Choice 975-1225f?
fed steers 824.50-25.75; 19 loads mostly Good
and low-Choice 1000-1150# .23.00-?4.00; 7 loads
Standard and low-Good 925-1C4?9' .11.00-22.00;
15 loads Good and Choice 750-900? slaughter
heifers 2.?.00-24.90. Around 1500 head Good and
Choice 675-750# feeder steers $23.00-24.50, bulk
for August 15 to October 15 delivery; Medium
570-7509i steers $20.00-23.00. Good and Choice
stocker and feeder heifers $21.50-22.75. Good
and Choice 360-450' stock calves, steers $25.50-
2P.n0, heifers $25.00-25.00; 800 head 360-425#
for fall delivery, steers 026.00, heifers
124.00.

TnAHO, ("'','?I AND WTA:I'G frol The movement
of slaughter steers and heifers continued slow
with sales steady to 250 lower. Limited sales


of stocker and feeder cattle were about steady;
spring lamb sales 754-$1.00 lower.
Slaughter steers: Whshingt Twenty-
five loads mostly Choice 965-11Oi slaughter
steers $26.00-26.50; 2 loads Good and mostly
Choice 1200# $24.50; load Good and Choice
$25.00; mostly Good $23.50. Idaho Eight
loads mostly Choice 975-1150# $25.00-25.50; 7
loads mostly Choice 1200-1300# $24.00-25.00. In
both above states several loads Good and mostly
Choice slaughter heifers 850-900o $23.00-24.50.
Washington String Good and Choice 700-
800# feeder steers $23.00-23.75; 250 Good and
Choice 800# $23.00-23.75; two loads Good and
Choice 600-650# feeder heifers $21.00. Oregon -
700 head mostly Good 585# steers $22.50 with
heifer end $19.50; 56 head Good and Choice 682#
feeder heifers $21.00.
Choice and Prime sales slaughter lambs
over area $17.00-18.50, few deliveries $19.00-
19.25; 1200 head mixed slaughter and feeder
lambs around 50 percent slaughter at $18.00
for 105# Choice and Prime, feeder end weighed
85# at $16.50. Around 1000 head feeder lambs
mostly Good 85-90V $14.00-15.00 delivered.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Temperatures were in the 100-109
degree range and continued drying action on
range lands. Few local sales fed cattle direct
from feedlots fully steady; direct sales
stockers and feeders for immediate to fall de-
livery steady to weak.
Southern Montana: Four loads average to
high-Choice 1130-1225# slaughter steers $25.75-
26.00 delivered Denver; 4 loads mostly average-
Choice 1050-1075# for immediate delivery $25.00-
$25.25; load Choice 860# heifers $235.75; load
mostly Good 900# $22.00.
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves: In
Montana and Wyoming confirmed sales 10,100 head.
Good and Choice 750-900# mostly in Wyoming
$22.00-23.00, Medium and Good $20.00-22.00;
Good and Choice 525-6355 yearling steers $25.00-
26.00; mostly in Montana same grades 650-750#
for September delivery $23.00-24.00. Good and
Choice 485-600# stock heifers for up to August
delivery $22.00-23.00; same grades 550-675#
for August and September 421.00-22.00. Good and
Choice 380-450# stock steer calves for Sep-
tember and October delivery $25.00-26.00 for
steers and $23.00-24.00 on heifers; 450 head
Choice and Fancy reputation 500# steers $28.00,
450# heifers $25.00; few small lots assembled
Choice and Choice and Fancy steer calves
$27.00.
Sheep and lambs: Northern Montana, 1,200
Good and Choice 75-801 blackface feeder lambs
for September delivery $16.00, Northern Wyoming,
load 70# Good and Choice blackface feeder lambs
$16.75. Montana, 1,000 Choice whiteface year-
ling ewes for fall delivery $19.00 per head.

Wool: Central Wyoming, 16,200 fleece,
mostly fine 12 months ewes wool, 34# per grease
lb f.o.b. loading point.






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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVB:T't.K AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
: Cattle : Cal9ves : Hogs : Sheep and lambs
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Market : July 23: July 25 : July 23 July 25 : July 23 : July 25 : July 23 : jul 25
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
Chicago ................ 36,853 37,487 234 479 26,292 58,294 4,156 6,207
Cincinnati ............. 3,819 3,737 692 746 10,250 10,250 1,655 2,191
Denver ................. 8,655 8,600 128 244 4,594 4,505 10,164 10,695
Fort Worth ............. 12,267 6,975 2,076 2,426 2,402 35,047 5,400 6,495
Indianapolis ........... 6,:- 7,451 1,301 695 28,260 36,288 2,202 4,140
Kansas City ............ 18,742 17,572 1,152 1,757 15,763 17,072 4,558 5,817
Oklahoma City .......... 15,141 10,791 1,838 1,227 35,514 5,589 1,393 2,198
Omaha .................. 34,929 34,912 539 834 30,401 40,807 9,066 8,217
St. Joseph ............. 15,958 17,568 581 638 20,745 23,725 5,092 5,906
St. Louis NSY .......... 16,226 14,500 2,326 2,516 48,602 56,205 4,442 5,910
Sioux City ............. 26,683 29,121 480 1,653 26,740 31,859 5,395 5,346
S. St. Paul ............ 17,993 19,424 4,226 3,450 38,402 46,000 6,568 5,513


Total .................. 211,495 208,138
" July 16, 1960....... 241,713


15,575 16,625
17,425


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
July 23, 1960 July 16, 1960 July 25, 1959
Hogs ..... 263,000 302,000 301,000
Sheep .... 21,800 27,200 235,(

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

: Week ended : Month : Six months
SJuly 21 : July 14 : July 23 : June : June : Jan. June
: 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 ........
" Kansas City .....
" Omaha .o......,.
. I, S. St. Paul .....
. 1 Sioux City ......
" Denver ..........
" Ft. Worth .......
" Oklahoma City ...
" S. St. Joseph ...
" St. Louis NSY ...
Total calves 10 markets ....
" heifers ....
f cows ....


283
1,031
2,191
3,488
9,920


16,913
684#
$21.74
23.96
22.00
22.04
20.83
23.18
23.16
21.20
20.43
20.99
22.03
18,146
3,017
754


392
690
1,836
3,260
8,156


14,334
689#
$21.85
22.65
22.56
22.36
22.26
23.37
23.59
20.74
20.75
21.72
23.06
14,114
2,126
610


334
1,754
3,541
2,808
8,549


16,986
713#
$26.69
27.27
26.49
26.88
25.54
27.77
25.70
26.02
27.01
26.24
25.78
10,112
3,478
743


2,624
5,491
12,149
14,212
41,249


75,725
700#
$22.66
24.26
23.50
23.78
22.78
24.36
23.41
20.91
20.68
22.71
22.75
53,223
14,355
2,789


2,726
5,781
13,732
14,896
34,272

71,407
722#
$27.40
27.50
27.24
27.63
27.12
29.09
26.89
26.38
26.07
26.57
27.09
40,088
12,272
2,143


17,017
48,957
80,890
101,811
261,598

510,273
715#
$24.20
24.34
24.54
24.56
23.19
25.62
24.82
22.37
22.55
24.09
23.67
236,567
79,325
15,639


28,129
56,050
85,280
106,185
249,561

525,205
730+
$27.73
27.24
27.48
28.38
25.80
29.48
28.04
27.05
26.56
27.18
26.57
210,928
97,935
17,334


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

I Kansas* S St t 'Sioux:S. St.Indian-: Ft. : Okla. San
Week ended :Chicagot C Omaha.: :Louis: : Denver: :: Wichita:to
SCity Joseph NSY City Paul apolis Worth City An io

Stockers and feeders


July 22,
July 15,
July 24,


1960
1960
1959


July 22, 1960
July 15, 1960
July 24, 1959


2
1
2


33
32
38


9 15


4 15 9 8
5 13 9 8


6 17 3 7 6
6 12 3 8 5
6 26 5 5 5
Slaughter cows
12 9 17 7 25
12 9 15 7 25


7 13 13 9 11 7 30 9 15


255,763
294,540


311,239


60,069
82,506


68,655


75
70
60


15
20
25


75
74
75


14
15
16


60
55
30


15
20
20






558


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.....


Prime.........
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard. *. ..
Utility ........


SNumbe


July 2


1,605
20,332
5,310
396

103
27,746

48
8,342
8,913
1,279
118
18,700

73
7,026
4,722
825
56
12,702


2,880
2,9853
471

63
6,397


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /

of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
Sby grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
-- ------ -- -- -- -- --- ---
Week ended
1 July 23 July 21 July 23 : July 21 July 23 July 21: July 23

CHICAGO


2,158
16,102
6,903
947

71
26,181



9,129?
7,658
589
249
17,625


6,638
5,386
517
160
12,718



2,732
1,914
444

21
5,111


5.8
73.3
19.1
1.4

.4


8.2
61.5
26.4
3.6

.3


OMAHA


.3
44.6
47.7
6.8
.6


51.8
43.5
3.3
1.4


- -SIOUX CITY
.6 .1
55.5 52.1
37.2 42.4
6.5 4.1
.4 1.3


- -NA

45.0
46.6
7.4

1.0


53.4
37.5
8.7

.4


1,261
1,180
1,050
1,000

926
1,156

1,083
1,156
1,068
1,058
923
1,106

1,177
1,173
1,070
1,031
963
1,124


1,122
1,028
1,004

907
1,067


1,280
1,191
1,080
1,020

918
1,162



1,144
1,069
1,002
1,005
1,105

1,1 77
1,152
1,061
1,017
1,028
1,107

.-
1,103
1,056
1,031

1,094
1,079


27.13 28.57
25.50 27.25
24.00 26.26
21.68 24.44

19.71 21.64
25.28 27.03

25.75 --
24.50 26.97
23.02 25.90
19.79 23.53
17.95 22.35
23.48 26.36

26.12 28.25
24.66 26.99
23.23 26.12
19.42 24.11
17.79 22.52
23.82 26.48


25.27 27.06
23.79 25.89
20.56 24.03

17.52 22.10
24.21 26.56


sT. O- UIS nNS


576
3,722
870

346
5,514


1,120
2,638
638

109
4,505


10.4
67.5
15.8

6.3


24.9
58.5
14.2

2.4


1,076
1,028
930

907
1,001


S. S-T. J-SPT -


2,282
3,927
282
12
6,503


2,462
643
55
23


3,803 55.1 46.8
S,827 60.4 47.0
504 4.3 6.2
-- .2 -
8,134
-D..--^jENVE -


2,032
1,936
69


77.4
20.2
1.7
.7


50.3
48.0
1.7


1,117
1,068
1,090
765
1,086


1,162
1,125
1,041
866


1,070
1,031
1,040

1,002
1,041



1,1253
1,079
1,085

1,100


1,179
1,133
1,046


25.65
24.34
21.57

18.70
23.77



24.66
23.21
19.33
17.28
23.56


25.57
23.77
19.02
15.40


27.69
26.09
24.39

21.45
26.15



26.86
25.75
23.24

26.12


26.79
25.79
21.98


All grades..... 3,183 4,037 1.10 115 250 26.25
Dt cece by A gricuual andLivesc Dv 1s AM
-- -aa- -*1*- -3- lu l-- v 5 -s -
I/Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

Cattle : Calves : Hogs : Sh ee and lambs -

City or Area :July 23 :July 25 :July 23 :July 25 : July 23 July 25 : July 23 : July 25
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 160 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959


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' .Evan'1.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...


12,420 11,395
6,810 7,862
20,015 18,442
17,186 15,804
29,479 29,950
12,081 11,578
22,942 21,940
37,198 35,889
16,032 12,269
33,711 33,696
7,361 8,366
8,127 6,078
20,725 18,5347
11,218 9,114
18,489 17,317
26,789 20,664
8,429 7,498


10,952
1,855
4,204
5,969
13,796
2,092

120

6,292
5,733
6,215
1,401
5,799
225
1,191
384


10,727
687
5,453
5,728
11,267
1,919

191

5,698
5,169
2,634
1,519
4,812
213
1,418
423


39,442
20,096
110,182
30,059
84,005
61,370
68,926
56,787
25,879
217,240
54,125
20,5315
35,001
11,016
14,211
23,534
12,769


50,154
26,634
124,687
25,174
93,266
66,805
86,078
78,161
355,114
258,560
55,185
20,076
39,899
12,641
13,342
27,480
15,399


37,737 40,473
3,818 3,056
17,274 16,215
5,484 4,613
10,712 10,248
4,495 6,109
14,499 15,080
12,740 11,526

27,760 27,648


11,505 7,312
23,620 13,139
26,091 23,940
35,190 26,544
12,312 10,543


Total...................... 309,010 286,209 66,228 57,858 884,955 1,028,655 243,237 216,446


Accumulation to date.......8,661,507


7,895,019


1,915,056 32,866,137
1,868,850


6,875,593


52,025,058


6,586,590


Note: Correction at Boston, New York City area for July 2, 1960: Cattle 12,795, Hogs 45,792.




ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


Week ended


July 23, 1960
July 16, 1960
July 2, 1960
July 25, 1959


...............

............


S- ~: Por ~: ~lamb
:: Bef Veal :(excl. lard) : and mutton -t
;~Nw- : :N T :~Nw T : : NUmr T :
ber .: : ber: Pod*ber : : ber : Prod
1,000 mil.]b. 1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.Ib. 1,000 mil.lb.
375 220.9 91 12.2 1,025 143.1 265 11.9
400 236.8 100 13.0 1,115 157.0 290 13.0
379 -- 88 -- 1,115 259 --
344 203.8 83 11.2 1,166 159.6 255 11.7


Total : Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.1b. mil.lb.
388.1 --
419.8 -
-- 37.1
386.5 41.9


Percentage change from:
July 16, 1960 ...............
July 25, 1959 ...............


-6 -7
9 8


-8 -9 -9
-12 -10 4


Week ended


July 23, 1960 ...............
July 16, 1960 ...............
July 2, 1960 ...............
July 25, 1959 ...............


2 Average weight TITj : Lard
Cattle : Calves : Hogs 2, s heep : yield
: : : : and lambs : per
: L1ve :Dressed : LTve:Dressea fle-Dressed : LIve : Dressed : 100 lb.


1025
1030
1030
1033


235
250
230
236


140
141
141
137


45 --
45
45 -
46 14.9


1/ Actual slaughter. V/ Excludes lard.














Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good*-*
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All wts.


Cows All weights -
Commercial
Utility
Cutter
Canner

Bulls All weights -
Commercial
Utility

Calves 500# down -
Choice
Good
Standard

Vealers All wts. -
Choice
Good
Standard


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

SJuly July July July July. July July July J July July
23 25 23 25 23 : 25 23 25 23 25
1960 1959 1960 1959 1960 : 1959 1960 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


27.20
27.48
25.55
25.30
23.15
21.12


24.75

20.00


16.32
15.98
15.85)
14.05)


29.60
29.12
28.35
27.32
26.12
24.02



25.35
22.95


18.45
17.20
16.05


19.52 23.05
20.00 21.90


27.10
25.10
20.80


32.00
28.00


25.32
25.18
23.08
20. 25


24.70
22.48
19.60


16.90
15.60
14.60)
13.30)


27.70
27.48
25.90
23.88


27.50
25.62
23.12


19.05
17.38
15.55


26.40
26.40
25.00
24.95
22.72
19.62


25.00
22.52
19.28


16.50
15.75
14.78)
13.90)


29.08
28.95
27.75
27.52
25.62
23.45


27.20
25.12
23.05


18.42
17.52
15.38


18.50 21.10 18.90 22.00
18.25 20.35 18.70 21.10


22.00
20.00
17.00


23.00
21.00
18.50


26.85
25.05
23.25


28.60
26.35
24.20


25.00
23.00
20.00


25.62
25.30
22.38
18.75


25.75
22.58
18.50


16.88
15.62
14.00)
12.75)


27.00
26.68
24.62
21.75


27.62
25.12
21.50


18.45
17.35
15.45


-- 21.75
20.00 22.25


26.88

25.25
22.25


24.75
23.50
21.00


16.25
15.00
13.00)
11.50)


29.12
28.56
28.38
26.88


28.38
27.38
25.50


20.00
17.75
14.75


-- 22.50
20.75 23.75


25.75
20.25


27.00
25.00
22.00


30.90
28.70
26.20


25.50
23.00


29.00
27.00
24.00


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium

Heifers -
Choice
Med. & G


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


26.75
24.25
21.00


500-750#
d. 500-750


31.75
28.80
25.95


25.88
23.60
19.95


30.60
27.95
24.00


26.25
23.92
20.25


31.75
28.62
25.62


27.00
24.75
21.00


30.75
27.50
23.75


24.75
23.00
20.00


26.75
25.50
22.50


-- -- 23.35 28.78 24.25 29.50 24.75 28.50 23.00 25.00
-- -- 19.95 25.05 19.75 25.00 21.50 24.50 19.00 22.00


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 15.00


-- 15.50 19.75


-- -- 27.40 33.30 27.75 36.50


-- 23.75 30.80 25.25 34.00


17.58 17.55


-- -- 25.75 27.50


-- -- 25.25 26.25


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

Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- NatI. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City : City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
--------------------------------------------------L----
AVERAGE COST 'Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows July 23, 1960 17.80 17.92 17.91 17.97 17.99 17.76 17.68 18.30 17.93
and July 16, 1960 17.38 17.70 17.67 17.57 17.55 17.47 17.44 17.98 17.61
gifts July 25, 1959 13.80 14.06 14.15 14.34 14.19 14.15 13.86 14.32 14.10
July 23, 1960 14.58 14.80 14.29 14.92 14.90 14.84 14.81 14.72 14.78
Sows July 16, 1960 14.08 14.54 14.28 14.46 14.51 14.53 14.56 14.32 14.44
July 25, 1959 10.63 10.71 10.21 10.98 10.67 10.88 10.88 10.78 10.78
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pound-
Barrows July 23, 1960 240 215 231 235 239 229 236 226 229
and July 16, 1960 239 216 228 235 239 223 235 222 228
gilts July 25, 1959 230 208 220 227 226 222 218 214 219
July 23, 1960 409 392 410 384 385 580 377 421 390
Sows July 16, 1960 413 396 411 392 389 383 373 430 393
July 25, 1959 393 390 402 375 373 371 355 391 376
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows July 23, 1960 17968 42467 14261 21624 18223 17345 20833 24211 176932
and July 16, 1960 21743 46309 13571 28010 22005 21145 25598 25732 204113
gilts July 25, 1959 23405 49764 15223 26353 21011 19670 27141 30488 213055
July 23', 1960 4565 3878 981 6448 6716 2077 9059 '""5122 3"'6846
Sows July 16, 1960 5459 3799 1020 7831 8387 2452 10305 3455 42708
July 25. 1959 8616 5430 1318 11229 8499 3236 12427 3802 54557
SOWS Percentage of total
July 23, 1960 20 8 6 25 27 11 30 11 17
July 16, 1960 20 8 7 22 28 10 29 12 17
July 25, 1959 27 10 8 30 29 14 31 11 20
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
-----------.-------------- -----------------~ ross --------
Hog products 1/ Hog prices or margin 3
July 23, 1960 $19.84 $18.43 $1.41
July 16, 1960 20.02 18.18 1.84
July 25, 1959 16.55 14.22 2.13
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn. Hog--corn
Week ended ~ilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
July 23, 1960 17.80 119.0 15.0
July 16, 1960 17.38 121.1 14.4
July 25, 1959 13.80 127.5 10.8
I/ Simple average price.






563


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Sales of greasy domestic worsted wools on
the Boston market totaled about five cars. De-
mand turned toward fine and half-blood fleece
wools with prices on fine grades firm to slightly
higher. Woolen wools and noils were slow with
prices slightly weak on some pulled wool. Volume
of 12 months Texas wool increased as prices
strengthened. Occasional sales were made in the
territory States while practically all fleece
wool was out of the growers' hands.
All the Dominion markets were closed for
the season. Sales at London, England were about
a penny higher with a better tone. Scoured
wools from Australia were offered a cent higher
while greasy New Zealand crutchings were firm.
The South American markets held unchanged.
Fleece Wools Graded 64/70s staple and
good French combing delaine wool sold around
$1.13-1.14 clean basis while graded 64s good
French combing and staple brought $1.08-1.09 and
average to good French combing 64s moved around
$1.03-1.05. Graded 60/62s good French combing
and staple sold from $1.02-1.05 clean basis.
Territory Wools Dealers estimate prices
for graded territory wools as follows: Fine
$1.13-1.15, half-blood $1.08-1.10, 3/8s $1.08-
1.10 and quarter-blood at $1.07-1.08. Activity
in the territory States was slow at about steady
prices. About 200,000 of bulk half and fine
with some 3/8s wool in original bags sold in
Montana from 37-435, mostly 41-435, f.o.b.
Approximately 125,000# of choice 1/2, 3/8s and
1/4 blood Idaho wools sold at 435 grease basis
to the grower.
Texas Wools Texas 12 months wool brought
$1.13-1.14 clean basis, delivered Boston.
Mohair Trade in the local mohair market
was very slow as dealers were making deliveries
of previous sales.
Foreign Wools Offerings from Australia
and the Cape consisted principally of scoured
locks and pieces while carpet type crutchings
were offered from New Zealand and South America.
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools was
slow. Spot Buenos Aires November second clip
carpet wool sold at 800 clean fibers present
while a small quantity of scoured off-color
New Zealand carpet wool was sold at 750. Greasy
Buenos Aires November second clip wools were
offered for shipment between 800 and 820, 36/40s
fleeces at 82-835 and March wool was priced at
751 clean fibers present. Greasy New Zealand
crutchings were offered for shipment at 740
clean fibers present.


Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic


60/64s
58/60s
50/56s
46/48s


l-2"
2-5"1
li-2"
2 -3k"


white Texas
light tinge
gray
medium stain


$1.11
1.14
.82
1.03


Scoured Pulled Foreign


N. Z. 56/58s 2-3" white $1.20

Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was
practically at a standstill. Quotes follow:

Warp Aust. D/C
70s $1.80
64s 1.74
62s 1.68
60s 1.63
58/60s 1.59

Oil-combed
58/60s $1.57
56s -
50/56s -
48/50s --

Warp Dom. D/C


70s
64s
62s
60s
58/60s


$1.77
1.71
1.63
1.52
1.48


Territory
58/60s $1.46
56s 1.50 N
50/56s 1.45N
48/so50s --


Fleece

$1.45 N
1.40 N
1.35 N


(N Nominal)


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS July 21, 1960
(Furnished by the Wool Associates of the New
York Cotton Exchange)


July wool tops -
Oct. wool tops -
Dec. wool tops -


$1.42
1.445
1.467


July wool -
Oct. wool -
Dec. wool -


$1.085
1.118
1.143






564


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE .EVIFWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading on most fresh
meats was marked by typical summer slowness.
Retail operators related a widely evident con-
sumer preference to seasonal items. Moderate
to normal supplies had fairly complete clear-
ance, except at New York where some product
in all divisions was unsold. On late sessions
lower prices appeared to be the influence
motivating increased buyer activity at most
points, however, at New York price downturns
failed to alter the slow movement and poor
demand. Virtually all cuts and carcasses of
steer beef and lamb sold lower, and sharp
price declines were recorded on pork loins
which have recently been at relatively high
levels. Steer beef closed 500-2.00 lower,
except steady at Baltimore; cow beef steady
to 50 lower; veal uneven, averaging steady
to $1.00 lower; spring lamb declined fully
$1.00-4.00. Pork loins closed weak to $4.00
lower, with most late sales at the full de-
cline, other pork cuts mostly steady, few
late sales of Boston butts $1.00 lower at
New York. Kosher dressed steer forequarters
were steady to $1.50 lower, mostly $1.00 off;
kosher spring lamb foresaddles $1.00-4.00
lower, most late sales at the full decline.

CHICAGO Fresh meat supplies were normal,
except veal in small supply. Good and Choice
comprised bulk of beef supplies, with a slight
increased showing of Prime. Trading on steer
and heifer beef slow and prices followed a
lower trend for the second consecutive week.
All primal cuts were slow but ribs and rounds
were under most pressure. Small supplies of
veal tended to hold steady. Trading on spring
lamb was fairly active early in the week, but
closed slow with demand curtailed for legs,
stews and shoulders. Most of the demand in
the lamb division after midweek centered on
ribs and loins. Fairly good outlets prevailed
for Boston butts and spareribs, but loins were
slow and prices closed lower following last
week's late decline. Steer and heifer beef
closed mostly 50 lower; veal unchanged; spring
lamb $1.50-2.00 lower; pork loins $1.00-3.00
lower, Boston butts steady, spareribs steady
to 50# higher.

PACIFIC COAST Steer beef supplies were
rather liberal and somewhat exceeded demand.
Cow beef was also rather liberal but clear-
ance was fairly complete while calf and veal
were fully adequate for a fair demand. Spring


lamb accumulated in a slow trade. Fresh pork
loins were more than adequate for demand while
other fresh pork cuts were moderate but adequate
for the outlet and cured pork still exceeded
poor demand at Los Angeles. Steer and cow beef
closed steady to $1.00 lower, declines mainly
at Los Angeles; calf and veal steady except
instances $2.00 lower at San Francisco on calf;
spring lamb steady to $1.00 lower; fresh pork
loins $1.00-6.00 lower; other fresh pork cuts
steady to $2.00 higher at San Francisco, steady
to $1.00 lower at Los Angeles and Portland;
smoked skinned hams mostly steady; sliced bacon
steady to $3.00 higher; lard steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Based on reports from major slaughter centers--
Omaha, Kansas City, Sioux City, Sioux Falls,
So. St. Paul, So. St. Joseph, St. Louis, and
Interior Iowa and So. Minnesota. Prices FOB
Plant Basis.
Further price declines were recorded on
beef and lamb but slight recovery was made
late on steer beef. Most classes met limited
demand despite the slightly below normal sup-
plies and an incomplete clearance was indicated
on most classes.
Steer and heifer beef closed 500-$1.00
lower; cow beef steady to mostly $1.00 lower,
instances $1.50 off, lamb carcasses $1.00-2.50
lower; pork loins $3.00-4.00 lower; fresh hams
and butts steady to 500 lower; hog sides 500-
$1.00 higher. At the close, 600-700# Choice steer
carcasses sold at mostly $39.50-40.50, a few
carlots $40.50-41.00, 700-800# $38.50-39.25;
few cars $39.50-40.00. Good 600-700# steer beef
carcasses sold at mostly $37.50-38.50, 700-800#
mainly $37.00-38.50. Choice 500-700# heifer
beef went at $38.50-39.50. Utility cow beef
closed at $28.00-30.50, a few cars $31.00-31.50.
Choice and Prime 35-55# spring lamb went at
S39.25-41.50 late, with a few cars $42.00. Pork
loins averaging 8-12# closed at $43.50-45.00,
fresh skinned hams 12-16# $39.00-40.00, butts
4-8# $33.50-35.00. Hog sides U.S. No. 1, 2 and
3 135-155# ranged from $26.00-27.25, 155-175#
$25.75-26.60.
CARLOT SUI-JUARY Chicago, Denver, New York,
and Philadelphia. Steer and heifer beef closed
the week 500-$1.00 lower with extremes $1.50
lower at Denver and New York. Cow beef prices
were very uneven ranging from 50#-$2.00 lower de-
pending upon area. Spring lamb closed $1.00-2.00
lower, except $2.00-3.00 off at Philadelphia. Pork
loins at Chicago were 500-$1.00 lower and declines
of $2.00-4.00 occurred at Philadelphia.











ClassificatiF


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 -* ---
:July 23 "July 25 : July 25 : July 25 :July 23 "July 25 :July 23 : July 25
1260- 1 959 _s_:) 6. l J 16_Q 2959_ _'_26. 1 .L9 _


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

Good
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good


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

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120


Spring lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-14l
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# down
Cured pork -
Hams, smk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
1# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, 1# carton


45.530
43.85
42.50
41.90
41,65


56.40
51.80
46.80


49.70
45.95
45.45
44.20
44.20


61.00
50.40
47.90


42.75
41.00
40.75
40.75

42.12
42.12
39.62

52.00
47.00
45.00


45.70 51.60 44.50
45.20 50.00 44.50


50.50
39.90
48.50


45.00

50.00

31.00
15.25


45.20
35.60
46.20


47.50
37.50
42.75


44.62
42.88
42.25
42.25


44.00
42.50
42.50
41.50


-- 42.50


55.50
50.50
48.50


51.50


-- 4a475
47.50 41.75


42.19
30.75
40.38


57.00
45.00
55.00


45.50
44.00
44.50
43.00


45300
41.50
41.38
39.00


-- 43.00
-- 41.44
-- 40.00



55.00 --

-- 42.00
45.75 .- .00


48.50
40.00
52.00


51.88
41.00
47.88


42.50 50.00 42.25 50.00 49.00 48.00

44.00 54.50 49.00 54.00 49.25 54.00


31.50 35.25 34.75
12.75 14.50 12.50


32.00
17.00


32.00
15.50


33.00
15.97


BULK PRICES CARLOT BASIS MEEK ENDED July 22, 1960
SPri e- aId FaTdF.TOTB.T :- Frces- -sde3vered"
Classification P- -Cio- -e--vr O- -I-ew--Yr- T hldelgpa
Stee -eef -


Good


Heifer beef
Choice

Good

Cow beef -
Utility


600-700#
700-800
800-900
500-600
600-700
700-800
:-
500-600#
600-700
500-600
600-700
All weights -


Canner and Cutter
Spring lamb -
Prime 30-4


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


40.00-40.50
39.50-40.00
38.50-59.50
58.00-39.00
38.00-39.00
37.50-38.50

59.00-59.50
39.00-59.50
57.00-37.50
37.00-57.50

29.50-50.50
50.00-51.00

41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
40.00-41.00
41.00-42.00
41.00-42.00
40.00-41.00

45.00-45.50


59.00-40.00
38.50-59.50
57.00-38.00

35.00-39.00
55.00-58.00

59.50-41.00
38.50-59.50



28.00-30.25


59.00-41.00
59.00-41.00
39.00-41.00
59.00-41.00
59.00-41.00
39.00-41.00


59.25-59.75
58.75-39.25
37.75-38.25

57.25-57.75
37.00-37.50

59.00-39.75
59.00-39.75
56.50-37.00
36.50-37.00

50.00-50.50
50.00-50.50

40.25-41.50
40.25-41.50

40.25-41.50
40.25-41.50


45.75-45.50


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


44.00-45.00
45.00-44.00
42.00-43.00
44.00-45.00
45.00-44.00
42.00-45.00


42.00-45.00
41.50-42.00
40.50-41.00

40.00-41.50
39.50-41.00

41.50-42.00
41.00-41.50


31.50-33.50
31.50-35.00

43.00-45.00
43.00-45.00
42.00-43.00
45.00-45.00
43.00-45.00
42.00-43.00

46.50-48.00


-.
45.50
43.50
43.50
42.00


46.00
46.00

45.00
54.00
45.12


45.50

50.50

33.12
14.00


Choice


1#


45-55
55-65
30-45
45-55
55-65


--







CALF CROP, 1 l."O

CALF CROP UP 1 PEPrCENT A calf crop of 41,646,000 head is expected for 1960 according to
the Crop Reporting Board. This number is 1 percent above the 1959 calf crop and 6 percent above
the 1949-58 average. The calf crop at this level will be the fourth largest of record, exceeded
by the calf crops in 1954, 1955, and 1956.
The larger calf crop this year is the result of a larger number of cows and heifers on farms.
Cows and heifers 2 years old and older January 1, 1960 totaled 48,594,000 head, up 3 percent from
the 47,001,000 head on January 1, 1959, and 7 percent above the 10-year average.
The number of calves born and expected to be born in 1960 expressed as a percentage of cows
and heifers 2 years old and older January 1 this year is 86 percent compared with 87 percent in
1959 and 1949-58 average of 86 percent. This percentage is not strictly a calving rate, since
the January 1 inventory of cows and heifers 2 years old and older does not include all heifers
which give birth to calves during the year and includes some cows that die or are slaughtered
before calving. This percentage is calculated to show trend in productivity over a period of
time, and may fluctuate from year to year due to variation in cow slaughter and trends in breed-
ing herd replacement.

TORTH CFNTRAL STATES The 16,798,000-head calf crop expected for the North Central States
is virtually the same as in 1959. The East North Central States expect 6,005,000 calves compared
with 6,052,000 head last year, and the West North Central States show a calf crop of 10,793,000
head, up 50,000 head from 1959.
The expected 1960 calf crop for the North Central States is 90 percent of the cows and
heifers 2 years old and older January 1, 1960, down 1 point from 1959.

SOUTHERN STATES In the South Atlantic States the 1960 calf crop at 3,373,000 head exceeds
a year earlier by 2 percent. In the South Central States the calf crop is expected to total
11,206,000 head, 3 percent more than in 1959. In the South Atlantic States the calf crop ex-
pressed as a percent of cows and heifers 2 years old and older is 78 percent and in the South
Central States, 83 percent. Both these percentages are the same as the average, but less than
last year.

WFSTFRN STATES An estimated calf crop of 7,360,000 head is expected in the 11 western
States, 2 percent more than the 1959 crop. This is the largest on record for this region, ex-
ceeding the previous high crop in 1955 by 2 percent. The calf crop as percent of cows and
heifers 2 years olh 1nd over on January 1 at 85 is 3 percentage points less than in 1959.

NORTH ATLANTIC STATES The calf crop of 2,909,000 head for 1960 in the North Atlantic
States compares with 2,895,000 head a year earlier. The calf crop at 85 percent of cows and
heifers 2 years old and older is the same percentage as in 1959.

CALF CROP REPORT, JULY 1960


Cows and heifers : Calves born as percent of cows
2 yrs. & older : and heifers 2 yrs. & older
S_ ----- Janary_l _:_ Jan ary
Division
Divisi 10-year : : 10-year :
: average : 1959 : 1960 : average : 1959 : 1960
1- 949-58 : : : 1949-58 : : :-
1,000 1,000 1,000
head head head Percent Percent Percent


N. A.
E. N. (
W. N.(
N. Co
S. A.
S. C.
West.
U.S.


3,459
7,068
11,332
18,400
35,814
12,128
7,622
45,422


3,401
6,789
11,639
18,428
4,187
12,806
8,179
47,001


3,419
6,802
11,965
18,767
4,306
13,482
8,620
48,594


Calves born


10-years
average:
1949-58:
1,000
head

2,928
6,517
10,367
16,684
2,969
10,126
6,529
39,236


1959 : 196/

1,000 1,000
head head


2,893
6,052
10,743
16,795
3,320
10,847
7,191
11,046


2,909
6,005
10,795
16,798
3,373
11,206
7,360
41,646


I/ Not strictly a calving rate. Figure represents calves born expressed as percentage of the
number of cows and heifers 2 years old and over on farms January 1.
2/ Calves born before June 1 plus the number expected to be born after June 1.





567
SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP, JUNE 1960

Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North Central
States during June totaled 300,985 head, up nearly 3 percent from the 293,618
head shipped in June 1959. Of the total cattle and calves received in these
States during the month, 149,812 head moved through public stockyards and
151,173 head were received direct. The combined January through June shipments
this year totaled 1,904,238 head, compared with 2,129,193 head for the same
period in 1959--11 percent lower.
June shipments of sheep and lambs into these 8 North Central States in June
amounted to 205,436 head, compared with 167,552 head during June a year earlier--
% 23 percent increase. Of the total received during June, 61,201 head came
through public markets and 144,235 moved direct. The direct movement was 70 per-
cent of the total this June compared with 54 percent last June. During January
through June this year, 1,090,811 head of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs
were shipped into these States, compared with 950,630 head for the same period
last year.

Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Centril States
June 1960, with comparisons 1/
Cattle and Calves
Public Stock Direct Total
DYards _rect Total_____________________
Yards
State : June :June : June : January-June
: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 190 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960

Ohio....... 4,046 3,404 3,968 3,160 8,o014 6,564 35,753 38,108
Indiana.... 9,875 9,634 4,786 14,659 14,661 24,293 83,887 143,654
Illinois... 22,758 27,297 33,550 42,026 56,308 69,323 372,299 350,021
Michigan...: 2,241 2,693 1,573 1,576 3 814 4,269 20,228 22,780
Minnesota..: 11,538 12,846 12,954 11,651 24,492 24,497 212,486 207,339
Iowa.......: 60,158 59 659 58,465 45,028 118,623 104,687 850,237 682,805
S. D-ko a..: 7,929 7,712 7,138 7,229 15,067 14,941 99,876 89,007
iTAraska...: 23,812 26,567 28,827 25,844 52,639 52,411 454,427 370,524
Total :142,357 151,261 293,618 2,129,193
8 States : 149,812 151,173 300,985 1,904,238

Sheep and Lambs


Ohio....... 1,436 593 2,486 5,616 3,922 6,209 16,492 18,874
Indiana.... 4,247 1,813 2,506 2,593 6,753 4,4o06 24,337 25,901
Illinois... 13,896 10,635 14,572 12,312 28,468 22,947 113,797 119,488
Michigan... 616 210 1,157 629 1,773 839 6,053 6,691
Minnesota..: 3,310 5 029 18,443 14,487 21,753 19,516 147,345 148,701
Iowa.......: 27,458 16,259 32,380 83,350 59,838 99,609 409,958 486,859
S. Dakota..: 11,135 13,702 10,477 14,033 21,612 27,735 89,344 112,783
Nebraska... 14,158 12,960 9,275 11,215 23,433 24,175 143,304 171,514
Total : 76,256 91,296 167,552 950,630
8 States :61,201 144,235 205,436 1,090,811
1/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards. Under "Direct" are included stockers and feeders from points other than
public stockyards, some of which are inspected at public stockyards while stopping
for feed, water, and rest en route.






568
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Washington 25, D. C.


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


Classification


:Chicago: Omaha
* :


: Kansas: Fort
: City : Worth


: :
:Denver:Ogden
: : :


* .
* S S


*


North
Port-
land


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Spring) All wts.
Prime July 23, 1960 21.25
July 25, 1959 --
Choice July 23, 1960 20.55
July 25, 1959 23.65
Good July 23, 1960 19.35
July 25, 1959 22.25
EWES: (Shorn) All wts.
Good and July 23, 1960 5.00
Choice July 25, 1959 5.50
Cull and July 23, 1960 4.50
Utility July 25, 1959 4.50
FEEDER LAMBS All wts.
Good and July 23, 1960 --
Choice July 25, 1959 --


19.85 19.55


19.10
22.08
18.05
20.88

5.12
5.50
4.00
4.358

18.00
19.00


L8.20
21.98
L6.60
19.95

4.08
5.25
5.25
4.00


-- 20.28 18.40 17.25


17.45
21.25
16.95
20.50


19.25
22.58
18.12
21.48


17.74
21.22
16.62
20.27


-- 5.00 4.00
.. 5.25
5.22 3.88 2.75
7.02 5.50 5.538


-- 12.20
-- 17.00


17.38
18.85


17.25
19.25
16.50
18.50

5.25
4.47
2.50
5.58

14.00
16.00


16.73
18.85




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