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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. 51


December 20, 1960


Week ended December 17


Page


Livestock Market Reviews . .
Livestock Market Receipts .
Stocker and Feeder Statistics .
Estimated Percentage of Stocker and Feeder
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts .
Steer Sale Statistics *. .
Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production .

Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .
Wholesale Dressed Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review . .


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Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, November
Storage Holdings of Meats and Lard, Nov. 50, 1960.
United States Exports of Meats, October 1960 .
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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Price declines were general at midwest mar-
kets on most classes of livestock. This was
partly due to lower trends on most dressed meats.
Slaughter steer and heifer marketing were again
rather liberal and this was also a factor in the
steady to $1.50 lower trend on these classes with
a large share of the late sales 25-500 off.
Slaughter cows closed weak to 50# lower; stocker
and feeder cattle and calves unevenly steady tq
$1.25 lower. Barrows and gilts sold steady to
75# lower. The general trend on slaughter lambs
was 500-1.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Receipts con-
tinued fairly liberal at major midwest terminals
and slaughter steer and heifer prices turned
lower for the second consecutive week. Declines
on-steer and heifer beef at major wholesale
dressed meat centers also influenced trading as
prices for red meats moved into the normal pre-
Christmas slump. At some terminals, notably
Chicago, the transportation tie-up along the
Eastern seaboard due to a heavy snowfall had a
decidedly bearish influence as interest from
that area curtailed buying activities. Slaughter
steers were generally steady to 75# lower with
high-Good and Choice yearlings 1150# down in
broadest demand and showing the least decline.
At Chicago, $1.00-1.50 price declines were re-
corded on all steers 1150# and heavier. Heifers
were steady to $1.00 lower with most terminals
showing declines of 25#-75#. Cows sold weak to
50# lower; bulls 500-1.50 lower. Vealers were
$1.00 higher at St. Louis but $1.00 lower in
St. Paul. Slaughter steers and heifers predomi-
nated in the receipts at most points. Bulk of
the steers and heifers fell into the Good and
Choice grades but an increased percentage of
Good short fed steers was marketed at several
terminals. Prime steers were available in very
limited numbers as a whole but the percentage
Prime in the steer supply at Chicago increased
from 12 to fully 16 percent.
Bulk of the Choice and Prime 900-1400#
steers brought $25.00-28.25 at Chicago, but
only one load brought $28.25 at midweek when
most sales were from $27.75 down. Four loads
of Prime 1250-1550# steers cashed at $28.50 at
Chicago early in the week. At other points a
few loads of mixed Choice and Prime steers moved
at $26.25-27.50 while most high-Good and Choice
brought $24.00-26.50 including a few loads Choice
1400-1600# at $24.00-25.50. Some Choice year-
lings 950-1100# brought $26.75-27.50 in Chicago.
Most Good steers sold at $22.00-25.25. Loadlots
mixed Choice and Prime slaughter heifers sold
from $25.50-26.50 with a few to $27.00 in Chi-
cago early in the week. Choice heifers bulked
at $24.00-25.75 while Good sold from $21.25-
24.50. Utility and Commercial cows brought
$15.00-16.00, Canners and Cutters $11.00-14.50.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Fairly large mid-December receipts of stock-
er and feeder cattle and calves at terminal
markets found only a moderate demand. Prices
at some markets were maintained at either
steady or only slightly easier levels but at
several markets prices were substantially
lower. At Sioux City, Choice offerings held
steady but other grades were weak to 50l1ower.
At Kansas City the trend was unevenly weak to
$1.25 lower and at So. St. Joseph, Oklahoma
City and Wichita prices ranged from steady to
$1.00 lower. Medium to average-Good stockers,
both calves and yearlings, usually showed most
downturn. Downturns in slaughter cattle prices
during the week was a factor prompting country
buyers to proceed rather cautiously. The near-
ing approach of the year-end Holiday season
along with unfavorable weather conditions in
some areas also were factors which tended to
temporarily curtail demand.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
sold from $22.00-26.25, majority $22.50-25.50.
At Sioux City a large string of Choice 785#
steers brought $27.00 but at Kansas City late
in the week Choice 850# sold at $25.00. Med-
ium and low-Good feeders brought $19.50-25.00.
Few Choice yearling stock steers brought
$27.50-28.25, load 678# included at $28.00.
Occasional shipments Choice 525-625# short
yearlings cashed at $29.00-51.50. Meanwhile,
bulk Good and Choice 550-750# stock steers
sold from $25.00-27.00; Medium and low-Good
$19.00-25.00. Two loads Common and Medium
550# Holsteins brought $19.00. Limited num-
bers Good and Choice yearling heifers ranged
from $21.25-25.00, load Choice 580# $26.00.
Three loads Choice and Fancy 425-491# steer
calves brought $55.00-54.00; other steer calves
of Good and Choice grades ranged $24.00-52.00,
same grades heifer calves $22.00-29.00, load
Choice and Fancy 450# $50.50.

HOGS Terminal Markets Marketings at
the 12 terminals numbered around 555,000 or
6 percent below the previous week and 23 per-
cent under the corresponding week a year ago.
Mixed No. 1-5 grade 200-260# barrows and gilts
predominated in supplies with a moderate show-
ing of 180-200# at the eastern Corn Belt mar-
kets. Best demand centered on 180-250# bar-
rows and gilts resulting in a further widening
of price spreads at most markets. Shipper de-
mand was moderate at most of the western points
but the crippling snowstorm along the Eastern
Seaboard curtailed shipping orders at eastern
Corn Belt centers. At some centers an early
downturn was recovered late but generally,
barrows and gilts 180-250# finished the week
steady to 50# lower, others 25-75# off. Sows
were largely 25-500 off.









U. S. 1-2, 180-250# barrows and gilts
brought $17.50-18.75, most sales $17.50-18.00.
However, the bulk of the 180-240# barrows and
gilts sold in mixed No. 1-5 grade lots at
$16.75-17.75. U. S. 1-5, 270-600# sows bulked
at $11.50-14.50 with U. S. 1-2, 250-5530# $14.75-
15.00.
Prices on feeder pigs were steady to
strong. Good and Choice 150-160# feeder pigs
at St. Paul sold at $16.50-17.00 while same
grades 150-170# at Sioux City bulked at $16.00-
16.50, few Choice $16.75-17.00.
HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area Receipts were 5 percent smaller than
the previous week and 14 percent less than a
year ago. Bulk of the butcher supply weighed
200-240#. Compared with the previous Friday,
180-220# barrows and gilts closed mainly steady
with heavier weights weak to 55# lower; sows
were 150 to mostly 25# lower and made up almost
10 percent of total receipts. Mixed 1-5 190-
220# barrows and gilts closed at $16.50-17.25,
No. 1-2 selected lots $17.00-17.50; U. S. 1-5
270-400# sows $15.25-15.15, 400-550# $11.55-
15.65.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12
markets were 4 percent less than the previous
week, but were z percent larger than a year
ago. The greater percentage of slaughter lambs
were wooled offerings. Lower dressed lamb
prices at eastern wholesale centers proved a
major price depressing factor in the live trade.
Slaughter lamb prices were weak to $1.00 lower
with the bulk 50#-1.00 off; slaughter ewes
mostly steady to 50# higher; feeder lambs steady
to $1.00 lower, mainly steady to 250 off.
Choice and Prime 80-105# wooled slaughter
lambs sold during the week at $16.00-17.50,
most late sales $16.00-17.00 and a few Choice
and Prime 110-125# lambs $15.00. Choice and
Prime lambs reached $18.00 early at Indianapolis
and St. Louis, and a few small lots 65-80#
$18.50 at Denver. Good and Choice wooled lambs
ranged from $14.50-16.00 on late rounds. Choice
and Prime 80-105# shorn lambs with No. 1 to
fall shorn pelts sold from $15.00-17.00; Good
and Choice $14.50-15.50. Cull to Choice slaugh-
ter ewes brought $2.50-6.50.
Good and Choice 50-80# feeder lambs sold
at $15.00-17.25, few loads Choice 60-70# western
feeders $17.25-17.50 at Sioux City.
Marketings of sheep and lambs in the In-
terior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area were around
18 percent less than the previous week, but 11
percent larger than a year ago. Wooled lambs
comprised the bulk of receipts. Wooled slaugh-
ter lambs closed steady to 25# lower and
instances 50# off; shorn lambs weak to 50f
lower; slaughter ewes unchanged. On the close,
Choice and Prime 80-105# wooled slaughter lambs
delivered to the plants brought $15.75-16.50,
liberal share around $16.00; Good and Choice
$14.50-15.75. Choice and Prime 80-105#
lambs with No. 1 to fall shorn pelts $15.00-


15.50, few selected high-yielding lambs $16.00;
Good and Choice shorn lambs $14.00-15.25. Cull
to Choice wooled slaughter ewes $2.00-4.50.

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 trading on slaughter steers and heifers
was moderately active with volume only half
that of previous week. However, prices were
firm and several loads again contracted for
future delivery. Trading on stocker and feeder
cattle too limited to test trend; slaughter
lambs firm to 50f higher, instances 750 up.
Slaughter steers: In California and Arizona,
40 loads mostly Choice 1000-1150# $26.00, in-
cluding some for up to mid-February; 140 loads
predominantly Choice 900-1200# $24.90-25.75,
bulk $25.00-25.50, including some for delivery
through January; 27 loads Choice 1200-1400#
$24.00-25.00; mixed Good and Choice 875-1250#
$24.00-24.50; high-Standard to mostly Good
850-1225# $25.00-25.75, some of latter for
up to February 10 delivery; Standard and Good
800-1100# $20.50-22.80, bulk $21.00 up, some
loads at $21.90-22.80 to continue on feed.
Slaughter heifers: 6 loads mostly Choice 700-
850# $25.00, few for up to February 1 delivery;
65 loads Good and Choice 800-1050# $23.00-
24.50.
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Calves:
Good and Choice 500-600# stock steer calves
and short yearlings $25.00-26.75; 150 Choice
400# heifer calves $24.00; 100 Good and Choice
550-575# yearling steers $24.50; 550 Good
steers $23.00, expected 550# at early March
delivery.
Lambs: In Utah, Choice and Prime 100-110#
wooled slaughter lambs $16.50-17.50, mostly
$17.00-17.50 late, 6 loads to $17.75.
Wool: In Imperial Valley, California,
near 1,000,000 pounds lambs wool 42-45#, mostly
452-450 per grease pound, f.o.b. rail car or
warehouse.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Trading on
slaughter cattle direct at feedlots rather
active early, but very few sales were completed
after Wednesday. Slaughter steers sold steady
to mostly 50# lower with slaughter heifers 55-
500 lower, some sales off 75#. In Colorado 8
loads high-Choice and Prime 1150-1200# slaugh-
ter steers $27.00-27.10; 100 loads Choice 1050-
1250# $25.75-26.75, late sales mostly $25.75-
26.25; 5 loads 1500-1410# $24.75-25.25; 180
loads Choice 860-1025# slaughter heifers
$25.25-26.25, late sales mostly $25.25-25.60;
10 loads high-Good and Choice 900-975# $24.75-
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mostly Choice 1150-1250# slaughter steers
$24.85-25.85; 5 loads mostly Choice 950-960#
slaughter heifers $24.50-24.85.
Adverse weather early in the week tended
to slow trading on stocker and feeder cattle
and calves. Sales and contracts on 5,500 head
were confirmed at steady to strong prices.
Western Kansas: Over 700 Good and Choice 680-
865# feeder steers $24.00-25.50; few Good 750-
855# $25.00; 425 Good and Choice 525-625#
heifers for February-April delivery $22.00-
23.00. Colorado: 250 Good and Choice 650-
750# steers $23.50-24.50; 700 Good and Choice
650-700# heifers $25.50-25.75; load Good and
Choice 400# steer calves $29.00, 2 loads same
grades 575-425# heifer calves $24.75-26.00;
400 mostly Choice 575-385# heifer calves $26.50-
26.75. Wyoming: 550 Good and Choice 650-725W
steers $24.75-25.50.
Slaughter lambs sold steady early with
late sales 25-500 lower, slaughter ewes steady.
Colorados Mixed Choice and Prime 95-105# wooled
slaughter lambs $17.25-17.75; few Choice $16.$0-
17.00. Choice and Prime 98-10# shorn lambs
with No. 1 and 2 pelts $16.50-17.00. Utility
and Good 110-125# slaughter ewes $4.75-6.50.
Load Good and Choice 80# feeder lambs $15.65.
Western Kansass Choice and Prime 97-108#
wooled lambs sold off wheat $17.25-17.50.
Wyomingt Utility and Good slaughter ewes
$4.50-5.00 per head.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Heavy snow
over the area. Slaughter cattle in broad de-
mand steady to 500 higher early, closed steady.
Stocker and feeder transactions limited, prices
firm. About 50 loads Good to mostly Choice
1100-1150# slaughter steers $26.00-26.25; 20
loads same grades 1400-1600# $25.50 part on
delivered basis; 12 loads Good and Choice 1050-
1500# $25.00-25.50; 15 loads Good 1050-1200#
$24.00-25.00; 4 loads Standard and Good 1000-
1075# $22.50-25.50; 11 loads Good and Choice
800-975# slaughter heifers $25.50-24.30.
About 200 Choice 1000# feeder steers
$24.00; 115 Common and Medium 750-930# $17.50-
18.50; 500 Good to mostly Choice 800# for
January delivery $25.00; 850 Good and Choice
600-625# $25.00-26.00 for March delivery; 750
Good and Choice 600-700# heifers for March
delivery $25.00; 120 Common and Medium stock
cows $125.00-155.00 per head; some 200 Good and
Choice bred heifers $185.00 per head.
Amarillo Area Feedlot trading slow at
steady prices; stockers and feeders fairly
active but weak. Four loads mostly Choice
1100# slaughter steers for February delivery
$25.25; 9 loads Good and Choice slaughter
heifers $24.00, part for January delivery.
Over 900 Good and Choice 700-980# feeder
steers $25.00-25.00; 500 head 600-650# for
March delivery $25.50; over 1,500 Medium and
Good 500-800# steers for February-May delivery
$22.00-23.75; 4,100 Good and Choice 550-675#


feeder heifers $22.00-23.50, over 6,100 head
550-625# for May-June-delivery $22.00-25.50;
250 Good and Choice 450# steer calves for
January $26.00; 150 three-year-old Good stock
cows $240.00 per head.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers fully steady; stocker and
feeder cattle and calves fully steady to strong;
slaughter lambs in Idaho 50-75# higher; other-
wise steady.
Slaughter steers: Washington Choice
1000-1175# $25.00-26.00, including several
loads for up to 30-day delivery; Choice 1165-
1250# $24.00-24.50; mixed Good and Choice 1050-
1200# $24.00-25.00. Idaho Large string Choice
1125-1150# $25.00 for up to February 1; mostly
Choice 1100-1150# $24.00-24.50.
Slaughter heifers: Washington Few loads
Choice 990# $24.00; Good to mostly Choice 850-
950# $22.50-25.50. Idaho 2 loads Choice, end
of Prime, 1025# $24.50, Choice $24.00.
Stockers and feeders: Oregon Choice and
Fancy 600# steers $26.50. Oregon and Idaho -
Good and Choice 550-900# steers $25.00-24.50;
Good and Choice 650-750# heifers $22.00-25.00.
Washington Good 450-550# stock calves, $25.00
on steers, $22.00 on heifers. Three State area-
Medium and Good mixed aged stock cows $145.00-
200.00 per head.
Slaughter lambs Washington and Oregon -
Choice and Prime 100-108# wooled with No. 1, 2
and 5 pelts $17.50-18.00 delivered. Idaho -
Choice and Prime 100-10# wooled $17.25-18.00,
mainly $17.50-18.00 f.o.b.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Very little precipitation with temer-
atures near normal. Direct trading generally
slow. Slaughter as well as stocker and feeder
yearlings steady to 500 higher; stock cows fully
steady; stock calves steady, instances $1.00
lower; slaughter lambs mostly 500 lower feeder
lambs generally steady. Montana, 100 low to
average-Choice 1000-1050# slaughter heifers
for January delivery $23.00. Around 550 Good
and Choice 725-800# feeder steers for early
January $24.50-25.50; 40 mostly Choice stock
cows $215.00 per head; 400 Good and Choice
cows $170.00-185.00 per head; 500 Choice and
Fancy 575-400# stock steer calves $30.00-30.50;
800 high-Good to mostly Choice calves, steers
400-455# $28.00-29.00, heifers 375-425# $25.00;
100 high-Good and Choice 475# steer calves for
early January $28.00. Northern Wyoming, load
Good and Choice 700# feeder steers $25.00; 730
mostly Choice calves, steers 400-425# $29.50-
30.00, heifers 575-425# $25.50-26.00.
Sheep: Montana, 1,600 Good and Choice
80-95# feeder lambs $15.25-16.00; 250 Good and
Choice solid-mouth breeding ewes $12.00 per
head. Northern Wyoming, around 750 Good and
Choice 100-110# slaughter lambs $15.75-17.25;
those at $17.00-17.25 carrying a Prime end.
1,000 Good and Choice 90# feeder lambs $16.00.






'WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
a--tCtl7 e CaIves Hogs Sheep and lambs
Market 2 Dec.17 : Dec.19 Dec.17 : Dec.19 : Dec.17 : Dec.19 Dec.17 "Dec.19
: 1960 9_59 J 96. J9 1 .16Q. 1 .15 -1 196Q 1 59_
Chicago ................ 44,955 49,397 213 326 42,650 46,005 8,947 13,021
Cincinnati ............. 3,737 2,926 519 558 9,461 12,456 1,111 1,322
Denver ................ 8,200 10,682 531 1,365 5,578 6,253 12.031 13,574
Fort Worth ............. 9,008 4,375 1,935 1,478 1,752 1,717 5,492 3,349
Indianapolis ........... 6,255 6,073 419 592 27,451 37,274 3,564 4,323
Kansas City ............ 21,653 24,539 1,441 1,394 16,560 18,831 7,930 4,593
Oklahoma City .......... 6,774 8,905 1,312 979 3,078 2,536 1,174 740
Omaha .................. 42,471 43,929 1,595 2,199 46,510 68,015 11,865 13,725
St. Joseph ........... 16,900 16,009 831 739 27,628 40,745 6,753 5,570
St. Louis NSY .......... 16,872 15,221 2,095 2,072 55,144 74,151 7,342 6,887
Sioux City ............. 36,310 34,346 5,247 4,969 45,379 55,798 8,687 10,513
S. St. Paul ............ 21,945 21,283 10,769 9,891 51,946 66,273 19,378 14,873
Total .................. 235,080 237,685 26,907 26,562 333,137 430,054 94,274 92,490
Dec. 10, 1960 ...... 236,046 30,192 354,172 98,664
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INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Dec. 17,1960 Dec. 10,1960 Dec.19,1959
Hogs ..... 386,000 407,000 449,000
Sheep .... 29,100 35,700 26,200

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended Month I Five months
Dec.15 : Dec. 8 Dec.17 : Nov. ~ Nov. July Nov.
----, -------- 60 1 _1959 1960. :_ 1959 9 -
Steers 1001# up ........... 1,528 1,590 1,061 2,692 2,547 10,779* 17,586
901-1000 ............ 2,785 5,272 2,752 7,814 9,165 358,125 57,784
801-900 ............. 4,478 4,575 5,018 19,522 21,490 87,574 104,616
701-800 ............. 5,706 5,068 6,428 28,774 42,764 150,190 166,265
501-700 ............. 9,276 11,717 11,050 55,150 72,279 315,773 332,445

Total steers 10 markets ...... 235,771 26,020 26,309 115,752 148,245 602,459 678,494
Av. wts. ...... 752# 759# 740# 715# 711# 705# 718#
Av. cost* ...... $25.95 $24.05 $22.85 $22.97 $23.75 $21.90 $25.52
"* Chicago ......... 25.11 23.97 22.85 22.49 25.46 22.76 26.25
Kansas City ..... 25.95 23.77 22.55 22.54 25.54 21.52 24.81
Omaha ........... 24.07 25.96 25.09 24.07 24.85 25.24 26.46
S. St. Paul ..... 22.18 22.20 21.55 21.15 21.80 21.17 23.75
Sioux City ...... 25.07 25.64 24.96 24.11 24.86 25.54 26.55
Denver .......... 24.37 24.27 23.91 23.76 24.65 22.82 25.61
a Ft. Worth ....... 21.71 22.70 21.41 20.44 20.85 19.91 24.08
Oklahoma City ... 25.55 23.56 21.44 21.45 21.76 19.93 24.11
S. St. Joseph ... 21.96 25.45 22.21 21.60 22.32 20.76 24.69
St. Louis NSY ... 25.22 22.50 20.65 21.24 22.79 20.72 24.15
Total calves 10 markets .... 22,940 26,144 18,752 125,145 148,826 469,705 442,440
heifers .... 2,912 5,907 2,824 18,509 24,768 106,547 124,668
cows .... 1,672 2,102 1,532 12,256 8,425 27,250 25,236

Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market. **Revised.
ESTIMATED PERCENT OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SLAUGHTER COWS IN SALABLE RECEIPTS
-a-- - -
SKe sas .d *Sioux St. Idia Ft. Okla. San
Week ended :Chicago City mNSY au : :polis Denver: t tWichita:Ato
I City Joseph: :City :'Paul apoli *Worth City Antonio
Stockers and feeders
Dec. 16, 1960 2 46 18 9 10 41 5 8 15 60 68 51 50
Dec. 9, 1960 2 45 18 12 10 58 10 8 15 70 75 52 60
Dec. 18, 1959 2 47 22 14 10 28 5 17 25 45 60 40 50
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Slaughter cows
Dec. 16, 1960 5 9 11 9 15 8 20 12 55 15 15 25 20
Dec. 9, 1960 5 12 10 9 15 7 27 12 40 15 14 22 15
Dec. 18, 1959 5 10 8 8 15 7 25 15 50 25 15 15 25
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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.....*


: Numbe


: c1960.
:1960


5,154
17,725
7,175
858

223
31,135

~ 40
7,063
8,693
750
62
16,808

~ ~ 181
6,610
4,055
429
79
11,354


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER 1 __ -

Sof head Percent of total Average weight : Average price in
Soby grades (pounds) !dollars per 100 lb.
Week ended
D '"f :Ic.13 s l? : e Dec.15 5 Dec.1 .1 : Dec15 Dec.17
: 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 s 1959 : 1960 : 1959 -
CHICAGO


2,675
22,470
8,080
1,682
144
575
55,424


7,075
8,669
928
185
17,050


16.6
56.9
23.0
2.8

.7


7.5
65.4
22.8
4.7
.4
1.2


OMAHA
1.4 1.0
42.0 41.5
51.7 50.9
4.5 5.5
.4 1.1


SIOUX CITY
Se 125 1.6 m1.0
7,692 58.2 58.9
4,790 35.7 56.7
554 3.8 2.6
104 .7 .8
15,045


13 56 .2
1,490 1,776 24.1
3,727 5,844 60.3
890 1,047 14.4

57 154 1.0
6,177 6,857
ST.
- - -9C


48
1,449
3,821
935

143
6,396


41
3,246
4,311
329

7,927


705
2,458
2,068

205
5,412


.8
22.7
59.7
14.6

2.2


.5
26.0
56.0
15.5

2.2


15.0
45.0
58.2

5.8


54 .5 .7
5,506 40.9 48.5
2,955 54.4 40.8
692 4.2 9.6
25 -- .4
7,250


1,236
1,165
1,124
1,025

1,055
1,163


1,166
1,160
1,114
1,089
1,041
1,133

1,156
1,160
1,126
1,083
1,042
1,144

1,096
1,123
1,080
1,096

951
1,092


1,286
1,085
1,060
990

876
1,053


1,025
1,151
1,110
1,098

1,126


1,276 27.56 27.19
1,165 26.62 25.54
1,128 25.35 25.80
1,006 23.26 22.32
1,405 20.90
1,049 21.24 18.85
1,157 26.39 25.07

S1,184 26. 55 26.41


1,144
1,120
1,101
1,010
1,128

1,125
1,158
1,101
1,079
1,108
1,122

1,105
1,112
1,117
1,109

1,106
1,114



1,057
1,065
1,021

925
1,042


1,176
1,109
1,319
1,089
1,057


25.47 24.74
24.00 25.05
20.69 19.80
19.01 17.68
24.51 25.58

S27.07 26.17
25.81 24.57
24.48 25.06
21.38 20.55
20.04 18.58
25.17 25.77

26.94- 217.51
26.25 24.74
24.10 22.86
20.74 20.47

18.35 17.80
24.11 22.89


27.68 -
26.37 25.15
24.57 25.49
22.19 21.55

18.58 17.87
24.58 22.71


27.45 26.79
25.98 24.19
23.95 22.14
20.43 19.18
16.42


22.87


1,111 24.67


- - -NE
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -


Prime.......... -
Choice......... 734 1,078 55.2 54.8 1,154 1,165 25.97 25.49
Good........... 545 785 41.0 59.8 1,142 1,205 24.48 25.82
Standard....... 50 96 3.8 4.9 1,104 1,081 19.44 18.65
Utility........ -- 11 -- .5 915 -- 17.29
All grades..... 1,329 1,968 1,147 1,174 25.13 24.46
1/Dat---------------------------------- collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.--
Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions,, A.M.S.








WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


S Cattle : Calves : Hogs-
City or Area :iec.T : Dec.19 : Dec.17 T:Dec.19 :Dec.17 :bDec.19
s 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959-
Boston, New York City Area... 10,082 14,371 9,541 10,072 45,469 56,3
Baltimore, Philadelphia /... 7,192 8,148 1,295 1,476 27,731 30,5
Cin.,Cleve.,Detroit,Indpls... 18,887 14,850 4,500 4,549 113,832 144,3
Chicago Area................. 16,372 17,078 8,129 8,686 40,871 37,7
St. Paul-Wisc. Areas......... 30,917 30,099 25,561 23,224 111,424 145,9
St. Louis Area............... 12,154 10,328 2,301 1,719 71,171 86,0
Sioux City-So. Dakota Area... 23,204 23,801 -- -- 109,875 139,6
Omaha Area................... 38,413 35,580 201 182 78,360 100,1
Kansas City................. 14,873 13,113 -- -- 34,398 47,6
Iowa So. Minnesota......... 34,958 31,590 10,467 10,636 290,465 336,9
Lou'l.Evan'l.Nash'l.Mph's.... 5,878 5,851 3,516 4,106 49,032 61,4
Georgia, Florida, Ala. Area.. 9,043 5,574 5,858 2,504 32,114 31,1
St. Jo'ph.Wichita, Okla.City. 18,764 18,807 1,188 1,258 46,767 63,5
Ft.Worth,Dallas,San Antonio.. 9,833 7,094 4,387 2,758 18,175 17,9
Denver,Ogden,Salt Lake City.. 19,362 17,808 227 203 14,998 19,6
Los Angeles, San Fran. Areas. 26,860 24,214 1,249 1,170 26,042 33,0
Portland. Seattle. Snokane... 7.580 6.686 288 355 17.319 17.7


Total....,.... .. ****... ....


304,372


284,992


: Sheep and lambs
:Dec.17 : Dec.19
: 1960 : 1959


93
78
88
65
03
68
82
07
47
17
73
58
28
48
50
68
52


36,322
3,194
13,470
5,539
17,130
4,881
12,985
14,566

39,489


7,605
10,270
20,955
30,676
3,431


42,033
4,680
16,280
6,862
12,926
5,489
13,421
11,806

29,346


7,464
8,575
21,425
26,336
3,751


78,708 72,898 1,128,043 1,370,025 220,513 210,394


Accumulation to date..... 15,382,557


14,049,777


3,535,328


3,319,339


55,250,736


12,315,131


58,017,467


11,607,521


-----------------------------------------------------
1/ Revision week Dec. 10, 1960: Cattle 9,509, calves 2,684, hogs 31,583, sheep 3,591.




ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION


--------------- --Beef ~ r ~ ~ I ~ "
: Beef Ve: 'IPr : Lm Total
Week ended : eal :(excl. lard) : and button Total
S:Num- : :---n- s -SB- T meat
vIber : ': ber Prod ber Prod b : Prod. prod.
1,00oo0 il.1b. 1. mil.1b. 1000 mil.1b. 0lO0 mil.1lb. mil.1b.
Dec. 17, 1960 ............... 575 225.1 115 12.5 1,290 180.1 240 11.5 427.2
Dec. 10, 1960 ............... 405 241.0 115 12.5 1,465 206.5 285 15.7 475.5
Nov. 26, 1960 / ............. 515 -- 91 -- 1,085 -- 249 --
Dec. 19, 1959 / ............. 559 202.8 105 11.5 1,535 209.2 225 10.9 454.2


F


Total
lard
Sprod.

mil.lb.


57.9
46.5


Percentage change from:
Dec. 10, 1960 .......*........**
Dec. 19, 1959 ...............


-12 -15 -16 -16
-16 -14 7 6


-10
-2


=- = = = = = = = = = = = = = -- -- -
--- --Aver~g egt b.T -
Week ended : Cattle Calves Hogs ~ 7hep :
:- ./ : and lambs :
- I -Dr-ese-d71 I e:Dresset IveiTDes eid:L7rIv9 Dresse :
Dec. 17, 1960 ............... 1055 595 195 109 245 140 100 48
Dec. 10, 1960 ................ 1055 595 195 109 247 141 100 48
Nov. 26, 1960 ................ 1055 590 200 112 245 140 98 47
Dec. 19, 1959 .......... **...... 1042 598 195 110 240 156 100 48


Lard
yield
per
100 lb.




12.6


I Actual slaughter. V Excludes lard.






944


Classification


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


Heifers -
Choices*
GoodN*
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All vte.


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 500-800#
Good 500-800
Medium 500-1000

Heifers -
Choice 500-750#
Med. & Gd. 500-750

Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice

Heifers -
Good & Choice


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-^----- -------- .------ -- ---------- FSg- --
: O: aha : North
Chicago Kansas City Omaha Denver Portland
*Portland
Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. : Dec. : Dec. : Dec. Dec. : Deco
17 19 17 19 17 19 : 17 19 17 19
1960 1959 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 1960 : 1959 3 1960 1959
au- ter cattle- -- -- calves sand -- ------- -ealers-
Slaughler 2satt~l, calves and vealers


27.50
27.62
26.65
26.15
24.68
22.58


25.62

21.60


15.25
14.72
13.72)
11.98)


26.85
27.12
25.62
25.25
25.50
21.42



22.45
20.10


15.80
14.62
15.52


26.25
26.02
23.78
20.42


25.12
22.90
19.60


15.88
14.82
13.98)
12.35)


25.25
25.12
22.62
19.62


24.62
22.00
19.00


15.75
14.62
12.00


26.92
26.88
25.88
25.70
23.75
20.92


25.00
23.12
21.10


15.55
14.50
13.25)
12.05)


26.68
26.68
25.50
24.98
22.90
19.72


24.25
21.85
19.10


15.88
14.62
12.78


18.15 21.10 17.08 18.50 17.20 19.25
18.65 20.15 17.18 18.25 17.45 18.75


24.50
22.50
18.50


27.50
23.50


22.00
20.00
17.50


23.50
21.25
19.00


23.00
21.75
19.25


27.00
24.50
21.00


23.00
20.75
17.50


25.95
25.89
23.20
20.00


25.25
22.95
19.50



16.00
14.00)
12.75)



19.00


25.95
25.15
22.48
19.00


25.12
22.58
19.00


17.55
15.92
15.38


25.75
25.25
24.50
21.75


23.75
22.50
19.75


16.00
15.00
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10.25)


25.25
22.50



23.38
25.58
21.25


16.75
15.25
12.25


19.50
19.75 19.25 20.25


22.75
19.75


28.00
26.00
22.50


24.50
25.00
20.50


25.50
22.25


51.25
28.50
24.50


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


26.62
24.50
21.55


27.00
24.75
21.05


25.80
23.95
20.60


25.55
23.50
19.90


26.62
24.50
21.48


26.75
24.50
21.00


25.88
24.00
21.25


26.00
24.25
21.00


23.25
19.00
18.50


24.00
22.50
19.75


- 22.75 22.60 28.75 24.50 23.38 25.00 20.75 22.50
- 19.75 19.25 20.75 21.00 21.50 20.00 17.50 19.50


-- -- 15.50 16.00 15.00 15.50 16.00 16.00


- -- 27.30 27.00 28.50 30.00


- 23.75 24.00 25.00 2b.75


29.00


26.25


29.50 24.50 23.50


26.25 20.50 25.00


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES I/
-- ,- -- -.- -.. ,. .... .................. --- -........... ---- -- -........ I ..............
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. a O ah Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended~ Omaha: : ks
Week ended cago Stock City is City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pound.
...... ......... ............ ............o
Barrows Dec. 17,1960 17.21 17.23 16.94 16.84. 16.78 17.05 16.66 17.49 17.00
and Dec. 10,1960 17.55 17.54 17.16 17.21 16.97 17.24 17.01 17.80 17.30
gilts Dec. 19,1959 11.69 11.64 11.48 11.45 11.51 11.45 11.39 12.01 11.55
Dec. 17,1960 12.64 15.28 15.25 12.87 12.60 1'5.26 12.95 12.82 12.90
Sows Dec. 10,1960 15.52 15.85 14.14 13.95 15.74 14.00 15.80 15.45 15.77
Dec. 19,1959 8.66 8.85 8.08 8.59 8.52 8.55 8.55 8.58 8.56
AVERAGE WEIGHTi -- ------ -- Pounds --- -
Barrows Dec. 17,1960 255 221 231 259 240 252 252 228 252
and Dec. 10,1960 257 224 255 258 241 252 255 250 254
gilts Dec. 19_1959 250 219 254 258 258 227 227 225 29
Dec. 17,1960 444 599 454' 44 45 417 416 462 430
SowS Dec. 10,1960 451 417 440 438 430 421 426 461 455
Dec. 19,1959 446 406 425 4g7 426 4 415 456 424
D------446- 406----------------------------- ----35....46 44
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 17,1960 52995 49781 14525 58558 58879 25775 58142 22225 258674
and Dec. 10,1960 56055 49656 15515 40721 41106 26492 42106 25601 277230
gilt. Dec. 19,1959 54699 64911 16764 56957 48419 56016 52877 31505 542146
SDec. 17,1960 4108 4408 1275 5555 4157 2277 4665 5492 29955
w Dec. 10,1960 4024 4280 1544 6550 4520 2575 5766 4059 33298
ec.1 .9.....45 ....64... 59....7....4.58.... B .... 4 584.5 .
SOWS Percentage of total
Dec. 17,1960 11 8 8 15 10 9 11 14 10
Dec. 10,1960 10 8 9 14 10 9 12 14 11
I *~5~----1..-.--- -_9 ....... .~Q
-....2^ J9i 5 ...1 ................... ki....... Q....... 9........9 ...... ..... 0
/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
ross readd
Hog products 1/ Hog prices ?j or margin 3/
Dec. 17, 1960 $19.81 $18.12 $1.69
Dec. 10, 1960 20.08 18.20 1.88
Dec. 19. 1959 14.11 12.52 1 79..........
1/ Value of alf edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog corn-
puied 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 gilts / No. 3. ye ow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gifts
-- ------ ----------------- -------------------- I-----------------------
Dec. 17, 1960 17.21 101.2 17.0
Dec. 10, 1960 17.55 99.5 17.6
Dec. 19, 1959 11.69 109.0 10.7
1/ VWeighted average. /' (Simple average. ----- --- --





947


SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
---------------------------------------------------------
S. Kansas: Fort North
Classification Chicago Omaha ity Worth .Denver Ogden Port-

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


SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (Wooled) -
Prime Dec. 17, 1960
Dec. 19, 1959
Choice Dec. 17, 1960
Dec. 19, 1959
Good Dec. 17, 1960
Dec. 19, 1959


EWES (Wooled) All vts.
Good and Dec. 17, 1960
Choice Dec. 19, 1959
Cull and Dec. 17, 1960
Utility Dec. 19, 1959
FEEDER LAMBS All wts.
Good and Dec. 17, 1960
Choice Dec. 19, 1959

*Shorn basis.


110# down
17.22


16.72 16.55
17.55 17.60
15.42 15.45
16.90 16.72

5.70 6.05
4.50 5.50
5.20 5.25
5.75 4.12


- 15.75
-- 17.00


-- 16.48


16.00
17.48
15.25
16.85

4.75
4.25*
5.88
5.50*


16.
16
16.
16


6.
6


- 14.
-- 14.


-- 17.50


.55 16.95
.75 17.80
05 15.98
.25 17.18

-- 6.25*
-- 5.50*
30* 5.25*
.50* 5.75*

65 16.75
.70 17.72


16.75
16.95
15.75
16.52

4.50
4.50
5.75
5.00


a-
17.51
16.75
16.50
16.00

4.88
5.00
5.62
5.75


.. 15.00
15.40 14.75


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS
NOVEMBER 1960 with comparisons
(Thousand head)
O Cattle Calves ~ Hogs : Sheep and
Region l : : : lambs
11W-99 T 91997-116? I9 T99s:16U ? 90959: -16 T199- -
N. Atlantic States .... 122 116 119 96 504 495 188 174
S. Atlantic States .... 47 35 35 22 307 311 1/ 1/
N. C. States Eastern. 266 257 176 164 1,244 1,367 100 125
N. C. States N. West. 511 492 72 62 2,395 2,677 415 314
N. C. States S. West. 157 146 14 16 522 678 70 68
S. Central States ..... 188 139 62 55 458 472 105 96
Mountain States ....... 128 96 2 3 93 105 164 128
Pacific States ........ 205 180 22 20 183 232 148 164
-----------------------------memmmmmmmmmme m mmm
Total ............... 1,625 1,462 502 438 5,707 6,337 1,192 1,070

Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head): Nov. 1960 -
Horses 5,542; Goats 6,772; Nov. 1959 Horses 8,068; Goats 3,996.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service. I/ Not available for publication.


--





948


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Heavy snow had crip-
pling effect on general conditions embracing
wholesale, retail and related meat traffic.
Delivery trucks were snowed in and movement of
meats from sales coolers was a virtual impos-
sibility until mid-week, particularly in New
York and Philadelphia. Supplies were mostly
normal except pork receipts moderate at New
York. Clearance was fairly complete at most
markets. At New York labor difficulties arose
late in the week at the larger wholesale center
in the area, which resulted in sharp slow down
by unloading crews, involved in new contract
negotiations. At that market, there was a
sizable carryover, notably beef. Pork movement
was generally slow on the eastern seaboard but
demand was fairly broad for beef, veal, calf
and lamb.
Steer beef sold steady to $1.00 higher,
bulk strong to 500 higher; cow beef 50#-$1.50
lower at Philadelphia, but steady to strong at
other markets; veal and calf prices advanced
$1.00-2.00; lamb prices declined 500 to mostly
$1.00 at New York, otherwise, steady to $1.00
higher. Pork loins steady to $2.00 higher at
all markets except New York where late sales
were fully $2.00 lower. Fresh skinned hams
were steady to $1.00 higher; Boston butts and
spareribs weak to mostly $1.00 lower. Kosher
steer forequarters sold 504-$1.00 higher; lamb
generally $2.00 up. The trend for kosher veal
and calf was $2.00-3.00 higher.

CHICAGO Supplies of steer and heifer
beef, lamb and fresh pork were about normal.
Choice carcasses comprised the bulk of the
beef supply. Most lamb carcasses weighed 55-
65#,relatively few under 45#; pork loins 12-16#
offered most abundantly; veal supply rather
small. The local carcass beef trade was slow
although little price change was recorded. At
the outset beef chucks, rounds and ribs sold
in a rather brisk trade, however by Wednesday
chucks and rounds slowed considerably and down-
turns as much as $3.00 were recorded. Veal
followed a higher trend for the third consec-
utive week, raising prices to their highest
point since April. Trading on veal was only
moderately active but small supplies provided
a bullish influence. Carcass lamb and all
fore end cuts were on the draggy side, hind-
saddles on the other hand moved into most
channels of outlet. Fresh pork trade was slow,
loins declining daily.
Steer and heifer beef closed about steady;
veal $1.00-3.00 higher; lamb $1.00-1.50 lower;
pork loins 8-16# $2.50-.00 lower; full de-
cline on 12-16#; Boston butts 4-8# $1.00-1.50
lower; spareribs $1.00 lower.


PACIFIC COAST Wholesale meat trading was
retarded slightly by the approaching holiday
season and as a reaction to recent price
advances. Retailers were more selective as they
readied display cases for the usual shift to
smoked,hams and poultry items. Supplies were
generally adequate and occasionally excessive
with fresh pork, particularly loins, as welV as
beef chucks, accumulating under a limited demand.
Smoked hams, along with Good and Choice beef ribs
and trimmed loins found best demand for the
holiday season. Compared with a week earlier,
steer and heifer beef was generally steady in
Los Angeles, steady to instances 500 higher in
the northwest and mostly $1.00 higher in San
Francisco. Veal and calf was mostly steady
except $1.00-2.00 lower in San Francisco. Lamb
prices were steady to $1.00 higher but the
advance met considerable resistance in the
northwest. Fresh pork loins were under pressure
generally although about steady in Portland but
unevenly $2.00-5.00 lower elsewhere. Other
fresh pork was mostly steady except weak to
$2.00 lower in Los Angeles. Smoked pork held
at fully steady levels at most coolers.
CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS
MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
General price declines were recorded on normal
supplies of all classes. Demand was only mod-
erate. Limited movement at eastern wholesale
centers early due to severe weather conditions
contributed to the dull trade.
Choice steer beef and Good heifer beef
closed steady to 50# lower; Good steer beef 50#-
$1.00 lower and Choice heifer beef $1.00-1.50 off;
cow beef 500 lower; lamb $1.50-1.75 lower; pork
loins $2.50 lower; fresh hams $1.00-2.00 lower;
pork butts 500-$1.00 lower; pork sides steady to
400 higher.
Choice 600-700# steer beef $41.00-42.00,
700-800# $40.00-41.00; Good 600-700# $37.50-
39.50, 700-800# $36.50-39.00. Choice heifer beef
500-700# $39.00-39.50, Good $37.50-38.50; Util-
ity cow beef $27.50-28.50; Choice including a
few Prime 45-55# lamb carcasses $32.75-34.25;
8-12# pork loins $40.50-42.00; 12-1l# fresh hams
$44.00-45.00, lb-16# $41.00-42.00; pork butts
h-8# $30.00-31.50. U.S. 1-3, 135-155# pork
carcasses $24.70-25.65, 155-175# $24.10-25.55.

CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. A critical transportation
tie-up in New York due to heavy snow retarded
trading activity at most carlot centers. Steer
beef prices were steady to 50# lower for the
week; heifer beef 50W-$1.50 lower; cow beef
504-$1.00 off, except steady at Denver ; lamb
500-$2.00 lower; pork loins $2.00-2.50 off
at Chicago, and at Philadelphia sales were
$2.50-3.50 lower.











Classificati


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


949
WiOLESALE 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 :- -- ------- ---- -
:Dec.17 : Dec.19 Dec. 17 : Dec.19 : Dec.17 : Dec.19 : Dec.17 : Dec.19
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 :- 1960 s 1959


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

8-12#
4-8
V down


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


44.75
45.75
44.75
42.25
43.00


57.80
51.30
43.80

40.45
40.10

49.20
37.60
40.80


51.00

47.50

33.00
16.50


48.10
44.60
45.10
42.55
42.85


61.10
48.80
44.20


44.25
42.75
42.50
42.50

42.75
42.75
41.12

55.00
52.00
46.00


41.80 39.12
59.85 39.12


55.55
51.60
54.10


45.00
34.12
36.25


42.00'
59.88
59.56
59.56


52.75
46.88
41.75


42.00
40.62
40.38
39.25

40.00
38.50




48.25


-- 39.50
58.58 39.50


52.10
26.60
50.55


50.25
39.50
42.25


45.25
41.50
42.50
40.50


41.22
39.56
40.00
38.50

41.00
39.50
39.25


--
42.94
41.25
42.00
40.50


55.00 -- --

-- 40.25 58.50
59.25 40.25 58.50


40.00
54.00
57.00


47.00
42.12
39.88


56.75
3355.50
55.50


41.50 55.50 48.75 54.00 51.50 52.38 50.25

55.00 51.50 58.75 55.50 59.00 52.50 40.55

28.50 33.00 51.50 32.50 50.00 33.00 29.00
12.75 14.50 11.25 17.00 15.50 15.74 15.75


BULK PRICES CABLOT
.- -- -P-117c,
Classification --C. Pr-
Wei-- ---- -------- C azo- I


Choice 600-700#


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

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


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


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


its -


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


Fresh pork -
Loins 8-12#
-------------


42.00-42.50
41.00-42.00
40.50-41.00
39.50-40.50
39.50-40.50
39.00-40.00

40.00-40.50
40.00-40.50
38.50-39.00
38.50-39.00

28.50-29.00
28.50-29.00

35.00-36.00
34.00-35.00
32.00-33.00
35.00-36.00
34.00-35.00
32.00-33.00


BASIS WEEK ENDED

Denver" = ~manh


41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50
39.00-39.50

37.50-39.00
37.50-39.00

41.00
38.75-39.75



28.50-30.00





33.50
32.50-33.50
31.25-31.50


41.50-41.75
40.50-41.75
39.50-39.75

39.25-39.75
38.00-39.25


DECEMBER 16, 1960
-: FrreedTlievrd -
1-ewr"Yo 7 ? bEji a


44.50-45.00
43.50-44.00
42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50
41.50-42.50
41.00-42.00


39.50-39.75 --
39.50-39.75 --
38.00-38.25 --
38.00-38.25 --

27.50-28.00 --
28.00-28.50 --

-- 38.00-40.00
35.25 36.50-38.50
32.25 34.00-35.50
-- 38.00-40.00
35.25 36.50-38.50
32.25 34.00-35.50


42.00-43.00


43.50-44.00
42.50-43.00
42.00-42.50

40.00-42.00
39.50-41.50


42.00-42.50



29.25-30.50
29.25-30.00

38.00-38.50
36.00-36.50
34.00-34.50
38.00-38.50
36.00-36.50
34.00-34.50

42.50-43.00


Choice


45#


41.50-42.50






950


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Activity in greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market continued slow
and prices were somewhat uneven. Trading
in woolen wools was slow and prices were
about steady. Activity in noils continued
slow, prices unchanged. There were a few
sales of fine and half-blood fleece wools
but sales of medium fleece grades or
territory wools were limited.
Cabled reports from Australia at mid-
week indicated an unchanged market with
Japan and Western Europe dominating. In
New Zealand, prices declined, Western
Europe and England the principal buyers.
South African markets were firm under
general competition. South American carpet
wools declined but fine wools were about
steady.
Fleece Wools Medium grade fleece
wools becoming quite scarce. Some move-
ment of fine and half-blood. Fine staple
and good French sold at $1.12 while a car
of half-blood brought $1.05 and another
$1.08. A car of Delaine sold around
$1.15.
Territory Wools Inventories held by
dealers in the territory States reported
to be quite small. Movement of wool in
this area consists largely of widely
scattered sales of relatively small lots.
Texas Wools Some scoured short
wools were sold at unchanged prices. Good
to average staple moved around $1.12 f.o.b.
Texas.
Mohair A substantial quantity of
mohair sold in Texas the past week at
unchanged prices 81# for adult and
$1.161 for kid.
Foreign Wools Foreign markets
closed mostly firm. Trade in spot foreign
wools continued slow. Cabled quotations
from foreign markets at week's end follow
with combing wools converted to clean U.S.
oil-combed yields and short wools to
scouring yields, in bond.


South
Oil-combed
7 $1.04
8 1.01
12 1.01
47 1.01
52 .99
55 .97
Austral
Oil-comt
77B $1.05 422
78B 1.01 423
79B .98 424


Africa
Scoured Yields
17 $.97
22 .98
27 .96
52 .91
35 .89

ia
ied
- $1.00
- .94
- .91


New Zealand
Oil-combed
86 $.85 100
95 .82 107
854 .81 114
128


$.80
.78
.78
.77


Montevideo Super Skirted: 64s 90;
60/64s 89-90#, 60s 880, 58/60s 86-
87#, 58/56s 84#, 50/56s 853.

Carpet Wools Sales of spot carpet
wool very slow. A spot lot of scoured
November second clip wool sold for 79#.
Greasy Buenos Aires November second clip
offered for shipment 69-714 clean fibers
present while 71-753 was asked for Buenos
Aires fleeces, clean fibers present. New
Zealand carpet fleeces were offered at
74-750 for shipment and early shorn
fleeces 72-730.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:
Scoured Pulled Domestic
56/58s 2" white $1.05
58s 2-5" white 1.02
58/60s 2-5" white 1.05
58s 1-2" ch. white 1.00
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)
58s 25-51" white $1.05
Greasy Pulled Foreign
N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" super good
style $1.05
Noils
Ave. Aust. 62s nobles .80
Texas Scoured fine 12 months $1.18
Wool Tops The wool top market
continued very quiet. Some inquiry for
fine and quarter-blood. Quotes follow:
Warp Aust. D/C Warp Dom. D/C
70s $1.81 $1.75
64s 1.75 1.69
62s 1.69 1.61
60s 1.64 1.52
58/60s 1.60 1.50


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec.15,
1960 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of
the New York Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.451
March wool tops 1.450
648 grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool 1.085
March wool 1.110
64s grade 21" ave. stretched length




951

COLD STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOVEMBER 50, 1960

The November net-into-storage movement of red meats was well below that of a year
earlier and average. The increase of 9 million pounds compares with 56 million
during November 1959 and 95 million pounds, the average. December 1 red meat
stocks of 410 million pounds were 14 percent below stocks held for the date last
year and 11 percent below average. The ll-million-pound November net gain in pork
stocks compares with 59 million during November 1959 and the average of 59 million.
December 1 pork holdings totaled 154 million pounds while a year earlier, 224
million pounds were stored. The 1955-59 average is 225 million pounds. A November
net-reduction of 4 million pounds in beef stocks brought holdings to 168 million
pounds. Normally, there is a net gain at this time of year. The average is 50
million pounds while during November 1959, a net increase of 15 million pounds was
reported.

UNITED STATES STORAGE HOLDINGS OF MEATS AND LARD, NOV. 50, 1960 WITH COMPARISONS
(Includes holdings in public, private and semi-private
cold storage houses and meat packing plants)
-- -- - -__ _- -_ -- -- *
November : November October November
Commodity :1955-59 av. : 1959 1960 1960
---------- -- --:--------I----- -- -- -- -
1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb. 1,000 lb.
Beef:
Frozen. .. . 155,551 166,761 161,677 156,696
In cure and cured 10,458 10,460 10,294 10,961
Total .. 165,769 177,221 171,971 167,657
Pork, frozen:
Picnics . / 7,5535 4,003 5,291
Hams. . y 58,596 40,079 54,757
Bellies . 42,595 15,828 19,450
Other frozen pork cuts. 85,502 48,757 55,000
Total . 15,984 175,626 108,667 112,458
Pork in cure or cured:
Dry salt bellies. / 9,056 5,554 6,999
Other dry salt pork 1/ 6,582 4,456 5,741
Other pork cuts . 54,586 27,257 29,479
Total .. . 71,471 50,204 55,267 42,219
Total pork . 225,455 225,850 145,954 154,677
Other meats and meat products:
Veal, frozen. . 15,556 8,913 10,768 12,776
Lanb and mutton, frozen 9,625 12,624 12,286 12,159
Canned meats in cooler. 48,524 54,508 62,546 65,216
Total all meats 462,927 476,896 401,505 410,465
Lard, rendered and refined 2/ 88,175 92,100 72,600 4'
GOVERNMENT HOLDINGS 5/ -
Pork. . 4,i876 1,991 2,048 1,941
Beef.. . 5,472 1,565 2,505 2,485
----------------------------------------------------
1/Noot reported separately prior to 1957. g/ In dry and cold storage as reported
by Bureau of Census. 3/ Government holdings are included in the totals and consist
of reported stocks held by U.S.D.A., the Armed Services and other Government agencies.
4/ Not available.








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University of Florida
Documents Librarian
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UNITED STATES
Cormodity


EXPORTS OF MEATS
- -


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, bologna & frankfurters (except canned).............
Meat and meat products (except canned) n.e.c....****............*
Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen ........................
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen ..............................
Variety meats, n.e.c. (except canned) ......................
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c................... ..
Canned meats -
Beef and eal................................. *****........
Sausage, bologna and frankfurters...... .............
Hams and shoulders ................................ ...........
Pork, canned, n.e.c. ...............................,, ,
Meat and meat products, n.e.c. ..............................
Lamb and mutton (except canned) ..............*...............,
Lard (includes rendered porkfat) ................ .*
Shortenings, animal fat (excl. lard) .........................
Tallow, edible .........................................,...
Tallow, inedible ..............................................
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. ............* .*.....*......
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c. .........,..........


Oct. 1960~
Pounds

877,169
1,769,750

2,971,2253
1,454,704
553,268
1,287,521
150,101
253,423
5,510,805
1,925,070
2,815,151
466,4753

250,046
151,548
50,281
274,880
174,060
97,024
57,920,518
50,160
1,276,878
151,465,358
84,212
14,018,195


: Oct. 1959
Pounds
674,580
2,261,250

1,502,481
2,047,155
1,957,676
1,005,144
201,950
6,391
5,068,450
1,041,570
1,555,815
574,301

442,960
102,558
61,986
545,821
557,517
50,969
67,844,978
120,840
1,811,564
157,564,857
513,433
11,079,108


UNITED STATES EXPORTS LIVESTOCK
: Oct. 1960 : Oct. 1959
t'CaTtle-(oF Er(eeaigT = -" -'-u-ber ~mer -
Dairy ..*........*** ...****... 810 785
Ex. dairy ................... 805 901
Other (ex. for breeding) ..... 665 5,224
Hogs ........................... 190 2,420
Sheep .......................... 1,508 54
Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.




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