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LIVESTOCK DIVISION, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
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Vol. 28,|


December 28, 1960


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

Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production

Cattle Prices . .. .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices

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


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Pig Crop Report, December 1960 . .
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in 9 Corn
Belt States, November 1960 . .


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

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RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES


Price advances were general on most slaugh-
ter classes of livestock at midwest markets.
Higher dressed meat prices contributed to the
upturns. Slaughter steers and heifers sold
unevenly steady to $1.00 higher for the week
with most advance on Choice and Prime offerings.
Slaughter cows were steady to 500 higher over
most of the area. Stocker and feeder cattle and
calves were mainly steady to 500 lower. Barrows
and gilts closed 25-750 higher, and reached the
highest level so far this year at some markets.
This was the first time in 51 years that the
highest price of the year at Chicago has been
paid in December. Price trends on slaughter
lambs were 50Q-1.00 higher at most points.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Cattle re-
ceipts at the 12 markets were about 16 per-
cent less than in the previous week due to the
approaching long Christmas weekend. However,
the number of slaughter steers and heifers sold
out of first hands at the 7 markets at 107,000
was only 5 percent below the previous week.
Most of the previous week's price decline was
recovered on high-Good to Prime slaughter steers
and heifers by a 25#-1.00 advance during the
week under review. The demand for other steers
and heifers was not nearly so broad with prices
generally steady to 500 higher. Prices on steer
and heifer beef advanced and this contributed to
the week's upturn in the live trade. Cows were
steady to 500 higher while bulls were mostly
steady. Vealers were steady in St. Paul and
$2.00-5.00 higher at St. Louis. Slaughter
steers and heifers predominated in the receipts
at most terminals with the bulk falling into the
Good and Choice grades. However, several re-
ceived an increased showing of high-Choice and
Prime steers and heifers while at Chicago the
percentage of Prime in the steer supply was
unchanged at 16 percent.
Bulk of the Choice and Prime 900-1450#
steers brought $25.50-28.75 at Chicago with 10
loads Prime 1200-1550# $28.85-29.00. At other
points bulk of high-Good and Choice steers sold
from $24.50-27.00 with loadlots mixed Choice
and Prime from $26.75-28.00. Choice and mixed
Choice and Prime 1400-1650# steers brought
$24.50-27.50. Bulk of the Good steers sold at
$22.50-25.50. Mixed Choice and Prime heifers
brought $26.25-27.00, most Choice $24.50-26.25.
Good heifers cashed at $21.50-24.75. Utility
and Commercial cows sold. from $15.50-16.00,
Canners and Cutters at $11.00-14.50.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES -
Dwindling receipts of stocker and feeder cattle
and calves at terminal markets found an erratic
and narrowed demand. Prices for the most part
were steady to 500 lower but there were several


exceptions to the weaker trend. At Kansas
City Good and Choice grades ruled steady to
strong and at Wichita the market was general-
ly steady to $1.00 higher. Holiday prepa-
rations during the pre-Christmas week ap-
parently kept some buyers away from market
centers and also was a factor tending to
further reduce seasonally moderated market-
ings. Adverse weather conditions in some
areas also played a part in temporarily re-
ducing both demand and marketing. The weaker
trend which has cropped up during the past
several weeks indicates that buyers have become
increasingly reluctant to follow along at the
price levels established following the sharp
upturns scored in October and November.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers
brought $22.00-26.00, most sales $25.50 down.
At Sioux City Choice and Fancy 790# reached
$27.00. Medium and low-Good feeders sold from
$19.50-25.00. Good and Choice 550-750# stock
steers bulked $23.00-26.50, several loads
$26.75-27.00, including Choice 757# at $26.75.
Medium and low-Good stockers cashed from
$19.00-25.00. Good and Choice yearling heifers
brought $21.25-24.50. Several loads Choice
stock steer calves sold at $353.00-55.50; other
Good and Choice steer calves $24.00-52.50,
majority $26.00-51.50. Good and Choice heifer
calves brought $22.00-28.50, 2 loads Choice
550-575# $29.00-50.00. Limited numbers of
Medium and Good stock cows sold from $14.50-
17.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Prices on bazr
rows and gilts advanced 25-750 reaching the
highest level in about two years at some mar-
kets, and at Chicago it was the first time
in 51 years that the year's butcher top was
recorded in December. Sow prices were strong
to 750 higher. Receipts at the 12 markets at
295,000 compared with 555,000 the previous week
and 274,000 a year earlier when Christmas fell
on Friday.
U. S. 1-2, 190-250# barrows and gilts
closed from $18.00-18.50 at western Corn Belt
markets and from $18.50-19.00 in the eastern
part of the area where a few lots reached
$19.25. Bulk of the butcher supply was offered
and sold in mixed No. 1-3, 190-240# consign-
ments from $17.50-18.00 in the western Corn
Belt and from $17.50-18.50 in the eastern
section. No. 1-3, 270-400# sows sold from
$15.50-15.50 at most points with No. 2-3 400-
550# $12.00-14.00.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S.No.
1 over No. 3 live basis 200-220# barrows and
gilts was 980 per cwt. based on wholesale car-
lot prices of fresh pork cuts at Chicago Decem-
ber 19 to December 25, 1960, inclusive.





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HOGS Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area Receipts were 5 percent less than the
previous week, but 12 percent more than the
corresponding week last year when Christmas came
on Friday. Compared with the previous Friday,
180-240# barrows and gilts closed 500 higher
with heavier weights 50-750 higher; sows mainly
steady. On Friday, U. S. 1-5, 190-220# barrows
and gilts, including a few 220-240# sold at
$17.00-17.75 with a limited volume No. 1-2
$17.75-18.00 and few selected lots of mostly Noel
$18.00-18.25; No. 1-3 270-400# sows sold at
$15.25-15.20, 400-550# $11.55-15.65.

SHEEP AND LAMBS Receipts at the 12 markets
were 27 percent less than the previous week but
51 percent above a year ago. Bulk of receipts
were wooled slaughter lambs. Higher dressed
lamb prices was a bullish factor in the live
trade with advances recorded on slaughter lambs
despite fairly large pre-holiday receipts. For
the week, slaughter lambs were steady at Fort
Worth, 250 higher at Denver, and 500-1.00 higher
elsewhere, instances $1.50 up at Sioux City.
Slaughter ewes were steady to 500 higher. Feeder
lambs were mainly steady to strong, instances 250
higher although feeders at Fort Worth were 500-
1.00 lower.
Choice and Prime 85-113# wooled slaughter
lambs closed from $17.00-18.00, instances to
$18.25 at Sioux City; several shipments of Choice
and Prime 116-125# $15.50-17.00; Good and Choice
85-112# $15.50-17.50. Choice and Prime 89-110#
shorn slaughter lambs with No. 1 and fall shorn
pelts sold from $15.75-17.00, short deck $17.251
Good and Choice 87-108# $15.00-16.50. Cull to
Choice wooled slaughter ewes $3.50-7.50.
Good and Choice 75.90# feeder lambs, mainly
of western origin, brought $16.00-17.50. At
Sioux City, two shipments of Choice 81# South
Dakota feeders $17.50 and a load Choice 72#
western lambs $17.75.
Receipts of sheep and lambs in the Interior
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area were 17 percent more
than the previous week and 95 percent more than
a year earlier. Despite liberal marketing, de-
mand for slaughter lambs was fairly good and
prices trended higher under the influence of
higher prices in the dressed trade. Wooled
slaughter lambs closed strong to $1.00 higher,
mostly 500-1.00 up; shorn slaughter lambs were
strong to 50# higher, instances $1.00 up.
Slaughter ewes were steady.
On Friday, Choice and Prime 80-105# wooled
slaughter lambs delivered to packing plants sold
from $16.50-17.00 and a limited volume of high
yielding lambs $17.25-17.50; Choice and Prime
105-115# wooled lambs $15.00-17.00. Good and
Choice 80-110# wooled lambs $15.50-16.75. Choice
and Prime 80-105# shorn slaughter lambs, No. 1
and fall shorn pelts, sold from $15.00-15.50 and
moderate volume of high yielding lambs with fall
shorn pelts $16.00; Good and Choice $14.50-15.25.
Cull to Choice wooled slaughter ewes brought
$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 5 percent
shrink. All sales for immediate delivery un-
less specified.

ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, AND UTAH -
Direct trading on slaughter steers and heifers
fairly active, steady to strong; stockers and
feeders active, fully steady; slaughter lambs
strong to 500 higher.
Slaughter steers: 210 loads mostly Choice
900-1200# in Arizona and California $25.00-
26.00 including 80 loads for delivery
January-February; 100 loads mixed Good and
Choice mainly 950-1150# $24.00-25.00 including
45 loads for delivery up to February 10; 15
loads Standard and Good 750-1000# $20.50-
23.40.
Slaughter heiferst 75 loads Good and
Choice 800-950# $25.00-25.00 including 45
loads for delivery up to February 15.
Stockers and feeders: Steers 350 head
Good and Choice 550-600# $24.75-25.50; 1,800
head Common and Medium 700-800# $19.00-22.00.
Heifers 350 head Good and Choice 600-675#
$22.00-25.00.
Stock calves: Good and Choice 325-550#
steers $25.25-28.50; Good and Choice 525-500#
heifers $24.00-26.50; Good and Choice 550-
475# steers $26.00-27.00, heifers $22.00-
24.00.
Slaughter lambs: California 575 head
mostly Choice 95-100# with No. 1 to full
wooled pelts $17.00-18.00. Utah 40 loads
Choice and Prime 100-112# wooled lambs $16.75-
18.00; 4 loads mostly Choice 87-98# mixed
slaughter and feeder $16.50-17.00.
Feeder lambs: Utah 2 loads Choice 75-
80# $16.75, load Choice 87# $16.50.

COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOMING, WESTERN
NEBRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Demand for
slaughter cattle was good with trading direct
at feedlots active throughout the week.
Slaughter steers and heifers sold fully 50#
higher, instances 750 up. Around 120 loads
average and high-Choice 1100-1250# slaughter
steers $26.65-27.00, package high-Choice and
Prime 1225# $27.50; 110 loads mostly Choice
1075-1500# $25.75-26.50, late sales mostly
$26.25-26.50; 42 loads high-Good and Choice
1075-1175# $25.00-26.00, with 12 loads 1225-
1575# $24.00-25.00; 2 loads mostly Good 1525-
1550# $25.00-25.25; 255 loads Choice 890-
1100# slaughter heifers $25.65-26.25; 2 loads
Choice 1175# $25.00; 19 loads high-Good and
Choice 925-1075# $24.50-25.50; 5 loads Good
864-1048# $22.00-25.60.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves was good with prices fully steady.
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stock steers $50.00; 5 loads Good to mostly
Choice 630# steers $26.25; 4 loads 825-850#
$25.00. Wyoming: Good and Choice 625-650W
feeder heifers $25.00-25.50.
Slaughter lambs and slaughter ewes sold
steady to 250 higher. Colorado: Mixed Choice
and Prime 94-111# wooled slaughter lambs
$17.50-17.75; few Choice 85-110# $16.75-17.50.
Utility and Good 120-125# slaughter ewes $5.00-
5.25 f.o.b. loading point.
Several small lots Good and Choice 66-85#
feeder lambs $15.50-15.75. Western Kansas:
Few loads Choice and Prime 94-105# wooled lambs
sold off wheat and delivered Denver $17.25-
17.50.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA.,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Moderating
temperatures diminished the snow cover and made
wheat pasture available to livestock. Sales
were confirmed on about 80 loads of slaughter
cattle at strong to 500 higher levels. Stocker
and feeder transactions limited to around
5,000 head at strong prices. Two loads mostly
Choice 1100-1125# slaughter steers $26.50; 50
loads Good and Choice 1000-1150# $25.50-26.00,
delivery up to January 50; 12 loads Good and
Choice 1250-1500# $24.50-25.00; 20 loads Good
1025-1080# $24.00-25.00; 5 loads Standard and
Good 1100# $25.00; 8 loads Good, few Choice
750-875# slaughter heifers $24.50; 5 loads
Good 825-900# $23.00-23.50. Two loads Good
and Choice 800# feeder steers $24.25; 150 Good
and Choice 525# stock steers $25.00; 500 Good
and Choice 700# feeders February-March delivery
$24.50; 4,100 Medium and Good 525-550# stock
steers for March delivery $24.00-24.50; 250
Good and Choice 650# feeder heifers February
delivery $23.50; 200 Choice 74-78# feeder lambs
$16.00.
Amarillo area Slaughter cattle moderately
active, steer prices unchanged, heifers 25-50#
higher; stockers and feeders firm. Three loads
mostly Good, 1000-1050# slaughter steers
$24.00; 15 loads Good and Choice 900-1000#
slaughter heifers $24.50-25.00; 20 loads mostly
Good 700-875# $23.00-24.00. For January-April
2,400 Good and Choice 600-850# stocker and
feeder steers $24.25-25.00; 250 Choice 650-675#
$25.50-25.75; near 500 Medium to Good 625-850#
$22.00-23.50; 2,100 Good and Choice 575-650#
heifer yearlings January-April delivery $25.00-


25.50; 500 Choice 475-500# steer calves
January delivery $26.00.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers fully steady; stockers and
feeders also fully steady. Slaughter lambs
closed fully steady; feeder lambs scarce and
falling short of current demand.
Slaughter steers: Washington Good to
mostly Choice 1000-1270# $24.50-25.50, few
loads for January delivery at $25.50. Idaho -
Mostly Choice 1050-1514#- $25.75-25.00 with
several loads 1100-1314# at $24.00-24.50 for
January and February delivery. Oregon Good
to mostly Choice 1000-1250# $25.00.
Slaughter heifers: Washington and
Idaho Mostly Choice 900-1000# $25.25-25.75,
load Choice 900# $24.25 in Washington; mixed
Good and Choice 825-950# $22.50-25.00.
Stockers and feeders: Idaho Choice
955-950# feeder steers $24.00. Oregon Good
and Choice 615# feeder steers $25.50, load
1100# $21.00. Mixed Good and Choice feeders,
steers 900-1100# $25.00-25.50, heifers 750-
850# $22.00-22.50; Medium 1000# steers
$18.00. Choice 700# fleshy feeder heifers
$22.50. Good and Choice stock calves, steers
$26.00-27.00, heifers 400-475# $24.00, includ-
ing some for February delivery. Good 1000-
1200# stock cows $165.00-200.00 each.
Slaughter lambs: Idaho Choice and
Prime 108-115# wooled $18.00. Idaho and
Oregon Choice and Prime No. 1 pelt to full
wooled $16.25-17.00.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WIOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS A cold wave struck North Central and
Eastern portions early in the week with con-
siderable snowfall in these areas. Direct
trade on cattle and calves very slow due to
weather conditions and the holiday season.
Trading on sheep and lambs rather slow at fully
steady to strong prices. There were no sales
confirmed on cattle and calves. Southern
Montana: Load Choice and Prime 108# shorn
slaughter lambs No. 1 pelts, $15.00; 900 Choice
72# ewe breeding lambs $18.00; 1,000 Choice
bred yearling ewes $18.00 per head. Northern
Wyoming: Load mostly Choice 86# shorn slaughter
lambs, No. 1-2 pelts, $16.00 delivered; 750 Good
to mostly Choice 105-110# wooled slaughter lambs
$17.00-17.25 delivered; 1,400 Good to mostly
Choice feeder lambs $16.00.







WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
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Market :Dec.24 : Dec.26 :Dec.24 I Dec.26 : Dec.24 :Dec.26 Dec.24 :'Dec.26


S. 19%_- -


Chicago .....o* ...o..
Cincinnati ............
Denver ..............* .
Fort Worth ............
Indianapolis ...........
Kansas City ............
Oklahoma City ..........
Omaha .................
St. Joseph .............
St. Louis NSY ..........
Sioux City .............
S. St. Paul ............
Total ..................
0 Dec. 17, 1960 ......


58,067
2,575
6,521
6,746
4,919
17,595
7,156
58,887
16,294
12,021
28,899
17,457
197,155
255,080


55,155
2,104
6,445
2,680
4,070
14,572
4,512
52,416
11,905
9,545
25,056
14,249
160,485a


186
455
501
1,450
522
956
1,605
508
502
1,769
2,057
8,101
268,907
26,907


269
517
540
746
585
747
505
1,176
295
1,187
5,564
6,286
15,815


55,418
8,619
5,920
1,860
26,151
15,553
5,106
42,087
26,599
50,755
57,616
44,155
295,597
555,157


51,989 6,21r 8,467
7,504 859 755
5,009 7,777 6,506
1,565 5,550 5,475
25,225 2,007 1,588
10,811 4,046 5,520
2,789 1,456 1,265
42,014 10,255 7,056
22,,545 5,942 5,471
50,929 5,994 5,901
56,090 10,465 6,756
40,290 10,577 5,754
274,556 68,917 52,450
94,274


INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Dec. 24, 1960 Dec. 17, 1960 Dec. 26, 1959
Hogs ..... 368,000 386,000 330,000
Sheep .... 34,000 29,100 17,600

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
S Week ended Month mons
t Dec.22 :WDec.15 5 Dec.24 Nov. i Nov. t "Jy- ov.
S19.6. -_ J1 96Q_ 1 21 9_Q_ --1 : -- 1 -959 t 1960 : 1959


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


Total steers
Av. wts. "
Av. cost* "
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n W* n
Total calves
" heifers
" cows


10 markets ......
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Chicago ..... ....
Kansas City .....
Omaha ..........
S. St. Paul .....
Sioux City ......
Denver ..........
Ft. Worth .......
Oklahoma City ...
S. St. Joseph ...
St. Louis NSY ...
- 10 markets ....
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804
1,789
5,655
4.582
9,427

20,257
725#
$23.62
25.71
25.16
25.59
21.79
24.99
24.41
22.56
22.29
22.55
25.01
17,292
5,267
1,640


1,528
2,785
4,478
5,706
9,276

25,771
752#
$25.95
25.11
25.95
24.07
22.18
25.07
24.57
21.71
25.55
21.96
25.22
22,940
2,912
1,672


540
1,242
2,557
35,406
6,720

14,065
719#
$25.11
23.04
22.98
25.21
22.20
24.62
25.44
22.67
21.15
25.16
21.67
10,454
2,026
959


2,692
7,814
19,522
28,774
55,150

115,752
715#
$22.97
22.49
22.54
24.07
21.15
24.11
25.76
20.44
21.45
21.60
21.24
125,145
18,509
12,256


2,547
9,165
21,490
42,764
72,279

148,245
711#
$23.75
25.46
25.54
24.85
;.80
-.86
24.65
20.85
21.76
22.52
22.79
148,826
24,768
8,425


10,779
58,125
87,574
150,190
515,773

602,459
705#
$21.90
22.76
21.52
25.24
21.17
25.54
22.82
19.91
19.95
20.76
20.72
469,703
106,347
27,250


17,586
57,784
104,616
166,265
552,445

678,494
718#
$25.52
26.23
24.81
26.46
23.75
26.55
25.61
24.08
24.11
24.69
24.15
442,440
124,668
25,236


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
-a- -- :-S7. :- San
Kansas S St. Sioux So St.'Indian- : Ft. Okla. San
Week ended :Chicagot :Omaha: tLouis: S : :Denver: Wichitas
City :Joseph: NSY City s Paul apolis worth City Antonio

Stockers and feeders
Dec. 25, 1960 2 44 12 7 11 45 5 10 24 60 65 51 60
Dec. 16, 1960 2 46 18 9 10 41 5 8 15 60 68 51 50
Dec. 24, 1959 2 43 18 13 9 20 5 10 12 50 50 45 55


Dec. 25, 1960 5
Dec. 16, 1960 5
Dec. 24, 1959 6


10 8
11 9
9 8


Slaughter cows
15 7 20 15
15 8 20 12
14 6 25 12


40 25 17
35 15 13
25 20 12


24 15
23 20
16 20






958


STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER /

Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
N Pby grades s (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
Grade -------------- - -----------------
Week ended
:e- .WSe.":Decr Dec. c ~ec22 : !Dec.24 : TDec.22 Dec.54 = Dec.22 : Dec.24
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1959 :_ 1960 : 1959
CHICAGO


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........
All grades.....
2/ Data colle


4,498 5,258 16.3
17,909 18,550 64.7
4,294 5,717 15.5
594 728 2.1
28 42 .1
352 245 1.3
27,675 26,540

269 88 1.4i
9,124 6,257 48.9
8,466 7,721 45.4
706 665 3.8
95 248 .5
18,660 14,979


12.5
69.9
14.0
2.7
.2
.9

OMAHA
.6
41.8
51.5
4.4
1.7


SIOUX C-ITY
S-------18 2.4 1.7
7,460 6,6553 60.6 59.9
4,304 5,907 34.9 55.5
205 275 1.7 2.5
51 71 .4 .6
12,317 11,072

3 60 -- 1.1i
964 1,505 15.4 26.5
4,522 3,081 72.2 54.5
748 820 12.0 14.4

28 210 .4 5.7
6,265 5,676
ST. LOUIS RNS


62
1,204
2,580
786

102
4,734


43
3,341
4,321
451

8,156


862
1,688
947

279
5,776


1.3
25.4
54.5
16.6

2.2


22.8
44.7
25.1

7.4


1,228
1,171
1,128
1,012
1,245
1,059
1,169

1,178
1,176
1,130
1,079
1,024
1,151

S1,235
1,163
1,121
1,100
1,102
1,149

1,033
1,130
1,127
1,061

995
1,119


1,227
1,055
1,059
968

899
1,042


~. sLJ~sfr!!


51
2,847
2,455
566

5,877


.5
41.0
53.0
5.5


.5
48.5
41.4
9.6
m


1,193 1,140
1,136 1,120
1,099 1,158
1,122 1,111

1,116 1.135


1,265
1,166
1,111
1,022
1,507
1,030
1,166

1,234
1,149
1,169
1,141
1,155
1,160

1,151
1,155
1,114
1,099
1,098
1,157

1,204
1,166
1,157
1,085
-
1,072
1,155



1,090
1,071
1,052

1,056
1,065


28.29
26.91
25.01
22.85
22.47
20.47
26.70

27.09
25.74
24.13
20.64
19.07
24.83


26.10
24.75
21.14
19.62
25.57

27. 10
26.10
24.48
21.15

18.67
24.33


27.50
25.92
24.33
22.04

18.31
24.32


27.37
25.99
23.94
20.82

24.64


- -


-- -- -- --
714 1,156 62.9 56.1 1,204 1,255
362 880 31.9 42.7 1,126 1,154
59 25 5.2 1.2 1,138 1,113
-- -- -- -- --
1,135 2,061 1,176 1,190
cted by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


25.94 24.92
24.59 23.70
19.97 19.00

25.23 24.55


I '


27.33
25.52
23.47
21.54
21.21
17.91
25.52

26.84 C
25.08
25.01
19.98
17.78
25.67

26.03
24.65
23.06
20.59
18.55
25.99

27.65
24.68
22.67
19.66

17.35
22.66



25.53
23.34
21.14

17.82
22.87


26.76
24.54
22.48
19.40

25.20


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959

WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS

- .- .- -- --- cat -c -i-les og -S -h e an- -ab! -
City or Area tbec.M'?ie 's6 :Dec."r : Dec.26 : Dec. 24 1 Dec.26 : Dec.24 : Dec.26
1960 : 19 ?_ J 59 1960 1959 1960 _s_ 1959 __ 960 :_ .99.


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


13,858
8,826
16,110
16,820
27,210
9,953
23,138
38,259
14,816
32,913
4,987
7,685
18,452
9,639
18,445
21,241
6,155


10,914
5,970
13,015
12,610
23,306
8,035
19,813
36,703
11,831
24,737
4,347
3,591
14,987
5,221
14,100
15,254
4,649


10,235
1,742
3,099
7,502
22,967
1,511

148

9,215
2,424
3,913
939
2,940
205
1,492
169


7,104
1,018
2,930
5,083
19,750
946

94

7,146
2,809
1,157
815
2,720
163
611
119


52,822
28,900
124,993
40,672
113,282
69,971
106,007
79,157
37,154
303,671
47,204
29,132
49,165
18,073
14,132
28,435
13,358


44,393
23,118
114,462
25,078
114,869
69,473
101,132
81,810
37,438
264,930
45,208
18,092
50,094
13,642
17,600
22,952
12,628


37,866
3,606
13,011
5,204
16,965
5,321
12,461
14,914

40,044


7,597
12,678
17,908
21,883
2,478


31,572
2,333
13,370
4,794
9,840
4,835
12,109
10,939

22,099


6,327
6,511
17,687
16,164
2,234


Total...................... 288,507 229,083 68,501 52,465 1,156,128 1,056,919 211,936 160,814


Accumulation to date..... 15,671,064
1'


4,278,860


3,603,829


3,371,804


56,406,864


59,074,386


12,527,067


11,768,335


Week ended


1960
1960
1960
1959


00 .0.000
3../
y..


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
--- ---- -e -j -* T -* -Prk T -Ianf -* T:
I P~r1 : LamnbT5
Beer : Vea :(excl. lard) : and mutton :
--Vm- T : -lN^1 T 1
Prod. Prod. : Prod.* ber Prod.;
be er o :ber;~':e :
1000 mil.lb. 1,000 mniil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb.

........ 355 213.4 105 11.3 1,330 184.2 235 11.3
....... 375 223.1 115 12.5 1,290 180.1 240 11.5
....... 396 -- 121 -- 1,470 -- 305 --
.... 263 160.3 72 8.0 1,187 162.9 175 8.5


Total Total
meat lard
prod. prod.

mil.lb. mil.lb.
420.2 -
427.2 -
-- 46.6
339.7 45.9


Percentage change from:
Dec. 17, 1960 ...............
Dec. 26, 1959 ...............


SAveratge weight (l. :" Lard
v _T _- -- h3e-eT yield
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs a dheep b yield
I. -?/ and lambs : per
:fve :-Dressed : It:ve:Dressea: t ive:Der.e'sie Cd:I Dresse a-: 100 lb.


Dec. 24, 1960 ................
Dec. 17, 1960 ................
Dec. 5, 1960 ......
Dec. 26, 1959 ...............


1045
1035
1035
1062


601
595
595
610


243
245
247
241


138
140
141
137


16.1


/ Actual slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard.


Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.





960


Classification


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1500
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
a Chicago : Kansas City : Omaha Denver : Portland

SDec. Dec. Dec. DeDec. Dc. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec Dec.
24 26 24 26 24 26 : 24 26 24 26
1960 1959 1960 :1 960 1959 190 1959 1960 1959

Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


28.20
28.32
27.10
26.72
24.80
22.40


25.88

21.62


15.48
14.85
13.75)
12.00)


27.06
27.51
25.72
25.38
25.47
20.88



22.47
19.75


26.35
26.10
24.05
20.58


25.12
22.98
19.72


25.62
25.58
22.75
19.62


24.75
22.00
19.00


27.48
27.38
26.32
26.10
24.00
21.25


25.52
23.48
21.12


26.84
26.84
25.47
25.06
22.94
19,72


24.72
21.88
19.00


26.12
26.12
23.25
20.00


25.56
23.12
19.50


15.75 15.85 16.00 15.50 15.88 --
14.94 14.82 14.75 14.25 14.62 16.00


13.69 13.72)
12.42)


12.50


13.00)
11.75)


12.75 13.95)
12.55)


18.10 21.56 16.70 18.50 17.25 19.44 -
18.60 20.69 16.90 18.50 17.50 18.50 18.75


24.50
22.50
18.50


29.50
27.50
25.50


21.50
20.75
18.75


23.25
20.75
18.75


23.50
22.00
19.25


27.00
24.50
21.00


23.00
20.75
17.50


25.91
25.538
22.50
19.00


24.91
22.16
19.00


25.75

24.50
21.15


23.62
22.50
19.75


17.69 16.00
16.12 15.00
15.91 12.75)
10.25)


27.00
26.62
25.00
22.25



22.75
21.25


17.00
15.75
15.00


19.25
19.75 19.25 20.00


22.75
19.75


28.00
26.00
22.50


24.50
25.00
20.50


25.50
22.25


51.00
28.50
24.50


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


500-800o#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


26.62
24.50
21.50


26.69
24.44
20.69


25.50
23.75
20.25


26.00
23.50
20.00


26.62
24.50
21.20


26.88
24.50
20.75


25.88
24.00
21.25


-- 23.00 22.75 23.75 24.58 23.38
-- 19.75 19.25 20.75 21.00 21.50


- 15.25 16.00 15.00 12.50 16.00



-- 26.50 27.00 28.50 30.25 29.00


- 23.25 24.00 25.00 27.00 26.25


26.00
24.00
21.00


23.25
19.00
18.50


24.00
22.50
19.75


23.00 20.75 22.50
20.00 17.50 19.50


16.00


29.50 24.50 25.25


26.25 22.00 23.75


*Weight range 600-800# in 1959.
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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
............................... ........... I I................... ..-...........
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
SChi NatI. sa: Omaha Sioux : St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City ma City Joseph Paul apolis com.
Yards bined
-------------------------------- -------.----------------... &--------aaa
AVERAGE COST .Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 24,1960 17.65 17.67 17.26 17.17 17.06 17.56 17.12 17.86 17.58
and Dec. 17,1960 17.21 17.25 16.94 16.84 16.78 17.05 16.66 17.49 17.00
gilts Dec. 26,1959 11.60 11.74 11.78 11.85 11.67 11.69 11.78 12.21 11.78
-...Z------------------------------------------------------------- w.. w.......
Dec. 24,1960 12.91 15.54 12.91 13.10 12.73 15.06 12.88 15.07 15.02
Sows Dec. 17,1960 12.64 15.28 15.25 12.87 12.60 15.26 12.95 12.82 12.90
Dec. 26,1959 8.70 9.08 8.29 8.77 8.91 9.09 8.66 8.65 8.80
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 24,1960 229 221 29 -".240 241 250 250 227 251
and Dec. 17,1960 255 221 251 239 240 252 252 228 252
gilts Dec. 26,1959 251 221 254 258 259 226 251 227 250
Dec. 24,1960 444 394 457 459. 4" 418 48"l
Sows Dec. 17,1960 444 599 454 454 455 417 416 462 450
Dec. 26,1959 452 408 455 440 457 596 424 455 450
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 24,1960 25441 46802 15852 55747 32590 25564 55916 21827 231539
and Dec. 17,1960 52995 49781 14525 38558 58879 25775 38142 22225 258674
gilts Dec. 26,1959 24222 46162 9611 55550 51454 19811 55082 21064 220956
Sow Dec. 24,1960 2987 4251 1211 5566 5505 2171 5467 2585 25545
Dec. 17,1960 4108 4408 1275 5555 4157 2277 4665 5492 29955
le..26 959....6 5940. 988 4018 2575 1642 2752 2607 22286
sows Percentage of total
Dec. 24,1960 11 8 8 14 10 9 9 11 10
Dec. 17,1960 11 8 8 15 10 9 11 14 10
Dec. 2.1959 15 8 9 10 8 8 8 11 9
.6.-- .---9 59 ...........................................................................
1_/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS. CHICAGO
------------------- -- -- -- -- -- -- I I I I I l I I I l I I I I I l r.^ ---------- -----------
Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ or marin 3

Dec. 24, 1960 $20.02 $18.44 $1.58
Dec. 17, 1960 19.81 18.12 1.69
.9 ........... 14.67 12.31 2.36
1 / Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
---- ----- -------I. I II ~ -----------------------l II ---- -------------- ---------- ---------
Barrows and Corn..2/ ; Hog-corn
Week ended tgilts 1/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per-' Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gifts
Dec. 24, 1960 17.63 103.6 17.0
Dec. 17, 1960 17.21 101.2 17.0
Dec. 26, 1959 11.60 110.0 10.5
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.





965


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading of greasy domestic worsted
wools in the Boston market remained slow
with the year-end holidays near and prices
were steady and firm. Scoured pulled wools
were a little firmer and there was a little
more activity in noils at firm levels. A-
tivity in the fleece, territory States and
Texas was quiet with little unsold wool
left in those areas. A substantial volume
of lambs wool was purchased in the Imerial
Valley of Southern California.
Cabled reports at midweek from South
Africa showed quotations firm with Germany,
Italy and France dominating. The New
Zealand auctions recessed about unchanged
on December 19 with good general eampe-
tition while the Australian auctions were
closed for the holiday season last week.
The South American markets were quiet with
prices slightly easier in Montevideo.
Dominion auctions will resume in South
Africa at East London and Durban on Januazy
9, in Australia at Newcastle and Adelaide
on January 10,and in New Zealand at Aukland
on January 16.
Fleece Wools Medium grade fleece
lambs wool sold around 78-80# clean basis.
Territory Wools Graded 64s good
French combing and staple territory wool
brought about $1.12 clean basis. Approxi-
mately 800,000 pounds of Imperial Valley
lambs wool sold in Southern California at
42-46# grease basis, f.o.b. A small
quantity of wool sold in Montana at 424 in
the grease.
Texas Wools Trading was very slow in
Texas.
Mohair A substantial volume of mohair
was moved in Texas at 86& for adult and
$1.161 for kid hair to the warehouse with
little interest in kid.
Foreign Wools Trade in spot foreign
wools remained dull. Cabled quotations at
week' s end follow with combing wools con-
verted 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


Africa
Scoured Yields
17 $.97
22 .98
27 .96
52 .91
55 .89


New Zealand
Oil-combed
93 $.85 107 $.78
854 .82 114 .77
100 .81 128 .76


Montevideo
Super Skirted


64s
60/64s
60s


$.90
.89
.88


58/60s $.86
58/56s .84
50/56s .85


Australia Oil-combed Recessed for
holidays.
Carpet Wools Turnover of spot
carpet wools was rather slow but with
considerable interest in colored wools.
Greasy Buenos Aires November second clip
wools were offered for January shipment
at 70-724 and fleeces up to 75# clean
fibers present while New Zealand fleeces
were offered at 76# and second shear
wools at 74-750 clean fibers present.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic


64s
64s
60/58S
58/60s
56/58s


2-5" ch. wh.
2-5" It. stain
23-5" ave. color
-5" white
2-2j" ch. wh.


$1.24
1.18
1.04
.1.05
1.05


Scoured Shorn Domestic
Fleece 56s 5-52" stained $.98

Scoured Shorn Foreign
Aust. 64s lox & pieces fair color $.94
Greasy Pulled Foreign
(Clean basis)

N. Z. 56/58s 2-5" super $1.05
for shipment
Noils


Clear 64s Aust. nobles
Semi-clear 64s Aust. "
Clear 60s Aust. nobles


$.86-.88
.81
.81


Wool Tops Trade in wool tops con-
tinued dull at nominally unchanged
prices.


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec.
22, 1960 (Furnished by the Wool Assoc.
of the New York Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.460
March wool tops 1.451
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool $1.105
March wool 1.113
64s grade 2j" ave. stretched length





964


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Trading was fairly
active early, but moderated to a slow pace on
closing sessions of pre-Christmas week. Demand
held generally broad for beef with bulk moving
as primal cuts and turnover of pork was quite
prompt. Meager offerings of Choice and Prime
veal and calf cleared readily, but preponderance
of other grades met pressure from both demand
and price standpoint. Outlet for lamb was only
fair. Chain accounts absorbed fully normal sup-
plies of hindsaddles and legs, but demand lagged
for fronts and related wholesale cuts. Supplies
were adequate in all divisions, and clearance
mostly complete except few cars of lamb along
with numerous small lots of veal at the New York
market.
Steer beef sold steady to fully 500 higher;
cow beef steady to $1.00 lower, with Philadelphia
fully 500-$1.00 lower. Veal and calf sold steady
to $3.00 higher except $1.00-2.00 lower on veal
at Philadelphia. Lamb followed a steady to $2.00
lower pattern; pork loin prices were rather er-
ratic, but the close reflected a steady to $2.00
higher trend at most points. Other pork cuts
were also uneven with a large share of sales
steady; however, the trend at New York was steady
to $2.00 higher, mostly $1.00-2.00 up.
Kosher steer beef sold 500-$1.00 higher;
kosher lamb $1.00-2.00 up, but quotations were
unchanged for kosher veal and calf.

CHICAGO Fresh meat supplies were about
normal at the outset and decreased slightly as
the week progressed. Beef largely high-Good and
Choice grades. All weight ranges of lamb avail-
able but 55-65# carcasses were most plentiful.
Pork loins 12-16# were offered most liberally.
Carcass beef trade was only moderately active
but prices advanced. Outlets were good for beef
ribs and loins; hotel and restaurant supply
operators most aggressive buyers. Current demand
was rather narrow for arm and squarecut chucks,
however, outlet was fairly broad for early next
week delivery. Veal trade was moderately active,
prices leveling off following three straight
weeks of advances. Carcass lamb and all fore
end cuts were slow, however, hindsaddles and
particularly legs met fair demand. Fresh pork
trade was only moderately active here but future
selling in loins resulted in sharp upturns at
replacement level through Wednesday.
Compared to the previous Friday: Steer
and heifer beef 500-$1.00 higher; veal and lamb
unchanged; pork loins 8-16# $1.50-2.50 higher;
Boston butts 4-8# $3.00-3.50 higher; spareribs
steady.

PACIFIC COAST The supply of most meat
items was ample and demand narrow, causing a


slow movement during the pre-holiday period.
Beef ribs and smoked hams were the cuts that
received inquiry as holiday specialty items.
Lamb, fresh pork and carcass beef sold mostly
steady, with instances 500 lower on steer beef
in Califorhia and some sales of Utility cow
beef 500 off at Los Angeles. Calf and veal
sold steady to $2.00 higher, the full advance
at Los Angeles. Lamb was'mostly steady except
instances $1.00 lower at Los Angeles. Pork
prices were uneven, mostly steady in the North-
west with loins $2.00 lower there, steady to
$2.00 higher at San Francisco, mostly steady
to $1.00 lower at Los Angeles with smoked hams
there $2.00 higher.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CARLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
General price advances were recorded on beef
with supplies a little below normal and demand
moderately good. Outlet for cow beef was
moderate and prices declined. Normal supplies
of pork products met moderate demand and prices
were uneven. Clearance of all classes was
generally fair.
Compared with the previous week's close:
Steer beef 500 to mostly $1.00 higher; Choice
heifer 750-$1.50 higher, Good 500-$1.00 up;
Utility cow beef uneven, mostly 500 lower with
some $1.00 lower; lamb 45-55# 500 to mostly
$1.50 higher; pork loins $1.50-2.50 higher;
fresh hams very uneven, largely $1.00-2.00
lower; pork sides 20-600 higher.
Closing prices: Choice 600-700# steer
beef $42.00-43.00, few carlots $43.50; Choice
700-800# $41.25-42.00, few $42.50; Good 600-700#
$39.00-41.00; high-Good $41.00-41.50; Good 700-
800# $38.00-40.25, few $41.00; Choice heifer
500-700# $40.00-41.00, few carlots $41.25-
41.50; Good 500-700# $38.50-40.00; Utility cow
beef $27.00-28.50, few $29.50 in the eastern
section. Choice including a few Prime 45-55#
lamb carcasses largely $34.25-35.75, small
volume 35-45# $37.50-38.50 in the eastern
section; pork loins 8-12# mostly $43.00-44.50;
fresh hams 12-14# $43.00-44.50, instances
$45.75; fresh hams 14-18# $39.00-40.00, few
$40.50; Boston butts 4-8# largely $33.00-34.25.
U. S. 1, 2 and 3 135-155# pork carcasses
$25.00-26.15, 155-175# $24.70-25.75.
CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York
and Philadelphia. Price advances were recorded
on all classes of fresh meats in a moderately
active trade. Steer and heifer beef closed
generally 504-$1.00 higher with sales at Phila-
delphia $1.00-2.00 up. Cow beef was uneven,
Utility 25-500 lower; Canner and Cutter strong
to $1.00 higher, however, all grades of cow
beef held steady at Denver. Lamb closed steady
to $2.00 higher; pork loins steady to $4.50
higher.






965


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
Weekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York = Chicago : San Francisco Los Angeles
Classification ------- ------- -- ---- -
: Dec.24 : Dec.26 : Dec.24 : Dec.26 : Dec.24 : Dec.26 : Dec.24 : Dec.26


---- -: 1960 : 19.5- _- 196p_ : J,i 9:_
Steer beef -
Prime 700-800# 45.25 48.00 -
Choice 600-700 46.25 44.50 44.94 42.25


Good

Heifer beef -
Choice

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


700-800
500-600
600-700

500-600#
600-700
500-600

90-120#
90-120
90-120

45-55#
45-55

8-14V
4-8
V down


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


45.25
42.75
43.50


59.00
52.50
45.00


45.00
42.25
42.75


60.50
48.00
45.50


40.00 40.25
39.50 58.25


49.35
38.00
40.80


57.25
51.00
53.50


51.00 41.50


47.50


55.00


33.00 28.50
16.50 12.50


43.50
43.25
43.25

43.31
43.31
41.50

55.00
52.00
46.50

38.50
38.50

46.40
36.50
36.00


40.50
59.50
59.50


52.00
46.50
41.00


57.00

56.00
25.51
51.69


53.75 47.00

53.00 58.75

32.75 51.25
14.50 11.50


1960p.- -1 s59. 1960 t 1959


41.88
40.75
40.50
39.50

40.00
38.50




48.75

39.50
39.50

49.75
39.75
42.75


45.25
41.50
42.50
40.50


55.00


58.50

40.00
54.00
57.00


54.50 51.50

56.00 59.00

32.50 50.00
17.00 15.50


41.00
39.50
40.00
38.50

41.00
39.50
39.25


--
42.75
41.00
42.00
40.50


41.00 57.50
41.00 57.50


45.50
41.50
39.50


57.50
52.50
55.50


52.00 49.75

52.50 40.00

33.00 29.00
15.53 15.75


BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS %EEK ENDED DEC. 25, 1960
"~ -I -Pre _l-yo^ --- "Frlp e eg-d1epf- -
Classification P..- T ~ r B. ~ e r Id
de -ec- -,-ver -zh------- ---- --w'Yror MIdIT
Ifteer &beei ---------2s--


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter
Lamb -
Prime 55-4
45-,
55-(
Choice 55-4
45-i
55-(
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-]


43.00-45.50
42.00-42.50
41.00-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.50-41.50
40.00-40.50

41.00-41.50
41.00-41.50
59.00-40.00
59.00-40.00

27.50-28.50
28.50-29.50

57.00-57.50
56.00-57.00
55.50-54.00
57.00-57.50
36.00-57.00
55.50-54.00


41.50-43.00
41.00-41.50
40.00-40.50

58.00-40.00
58.00-40.00

42.00
59.75-40.50

37.75-58.00

28.50-29.50


55.00-54.50
55.00-54.50
51.00-32.00
55.00-54.50
55.00-54.50
51.00-52.00


41# 45.50-46.00


42.25-42.75
41.25-41.75
40.25-40.75
--
40.25-40.75
59.50-40.25

40.50-40.75
40.50-40.75
58.50-58.75
58.50-58.75

27.00-28.00
27.50-28.00


54.25-54.75
52.25-52.75

54.25-54.75
52.25-52.75

44.00-45.00


45.00-45.50
44.00-44.50
43.00-45.50
45.00-45.50
42.50-45.00
42.00-45.00


58.00-40.00
57.00-58.50
55.00-56.50
58.00-40.00
57.00-58.50
55.00-56.50


45.00-45.50
44.00-45.00
43.00-44.00

40.50-43.50
40.00-43.50


43.50-44.50



29.00-30.00
29.25-30.50

38.00-38.50
36.00-37.00
34.00-34.50
38.00-38.50
36.00-37.00
34.00-34.50

46.00-47.50


Choice


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

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


its -


55
5
15
55
5





966


MEAT AND NEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION


-- -------- ----------- -----
: Week ended -
Nov. Nov. : Nov.
t 5 12 : 19
1960 1960 : 1960


Placed in cure -
Beef / . .
Pork / . .
Other I/ .
Smoked and / or dried -
Beef I/ . .
Pork V '. .
Cooked meat -
Beef. . @
Pork. . .
Other . .


1,000#

3,277
66,145
60

1,104
47,435


1,836
4,728
44


Sausage -
Fresh finished. 6,086
To be dried or semi-dried 2,273
Franks, wieners 12,050
Other, smoked or cooked 13,328
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. 4,088
Steaks, chops, roasts 12,231
Meat extract. 68
Sliced bacon / 20,313
Sliced, other 1 / .g 7,731
Hamburger . 6,672
Miscellaneous meat product. 4,635
Lard, rendered 40,080
Lard, refined 27,614
Oleo stock . 1,218
Edible tallow 8,046
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered . 1,715
Refined . 978
Compound containing animal fat 15,753
Oleomargarine 2,096
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense). 50,304


1,000#

2,684
63,656
18

1,840
44,610


1,767
4,637
32


5,420
2,596
11,614
12,825

3,845
11,060
69
19,211
6,001
6,208
4,483
37,915
26,939
1,208
7,471

1,638
919
14,472
2,221

48,080


Nov.
26
1960


1,000# 1,000#


3,126
64,590
42

900
48,003


1,811
5,089
92


6,178
2,354
11,933
13,294

4,134
11,857
17
19,642
6,371
5,991
4,805
39,179
28,337
1,560
7,206

1,635
848
13,706
2,040

49,069


2,898
59,232
6

1,884
40,228


1,861
3,833
60


4,587
2,419
9,915
10,889

3,401
9,991
11
17,328
4,955
5,037
3,736
36,372
22,730
1,141
6,348

1,486
868
11,871
1,868

37,107


Total 1/ . 361,908 343,439 353,810 302,062

_/ This figure represents "inspection pounds" as some of the products may
have been inspected and recorded more than once due to having been subjected
to more than one district processing treatment, such as curing first, then
smoking, slicing.
2/ Includes sliced dried beef, sliced sausage, loaves, etc.
Meat Inspection Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


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PIG CROP REPORT DECEMBER 1960

The 1960 pig crop totaled 88.7 million head, a decrease of 11 percent from
last year, according to the Crop Reporting Board. The spring pig crop totaled
47.1 million head, compared with 56.6 million head in 1959--a decrease of 17 per-
cent. The fall pig crop totaled 41.6 million head, compared with 42.8 million a
year ago, a decrease of 3 percent. The smaller spring crop was the result of a
15 percent decrease in sows farrowing and a 2 percent drop in pigs per litter. The
smaller fall crop came as a result of a 3 percent decrease in sows farrowing which
more than offset a slight increase in pigs per litter.
For the spring of 1961, reports based on farmers' intentions indicate 7.1 mil-
lion sows to farrow, or 4 percent above the 6.8 million sows farrowed in the spring
of 1960. If these intentions materialize, and the number of pigs per litter should
equal the 10-year average, with an allowance for upward trend, the 1961 spring pig
crop would be 49.5 million head--5 percent above the 1960 spring pig crop.
This report is based on a survey of 181,000 farm and ranch operators. These
returns were obtained largely in cooperation with the Post Office Department through
rural mail carriers.
FALL CROP DOWN 3 PERCENT: The number of pigs saved during the fall of 1960
(June through November) is estimated at 41,550,000 head. This is 3 percent less
than the 1959 fall crop but 14 percent above the 1949-58 fall average. Numbers
were down from last year in all regions, ranging from a decline of 1 percent in the
West North Central States to 10 percent in the South Atlantic States. The North
Atlantic States were down 9 percent; East North Central, 2 percent; South Central,
8 percent; and Western States down 2 percent.
The number of sows farrowing in the fall of 1960 is estimated at 5,918,000
head, 3 percent less than farrowed in the fall of 1959, but 10 percent above average.
Fall farrowings were one percentage point more than indicated by farmers' reports
on breeding intentions last June. The 1960 fall farrowings by regions as a percent
of 1959 and intentions as reported last June are as follows: North Atlantic, 91 per-
cent now and 97 percent last June; East North Central, 97 percent and 95 percent;
West North Central, 99 and 99; South Atlantic, 90 and 91; South Central, 91 and 92;
and West, 98 and 92.
Pigs saved per litter averaged 7.02 in the fall of 1960, compared with 6.98
in the fall of 1959. Litter size was down in the North Atlantic States and un-
changed in the West North Central, but increased in all other regions.
Compared with a year earlier, 1960 fall farrowings were relatively larger in
September, October, and November, and relatively smaller in June, July, and August.
The percentages of sows farrowing by months during the fall of 1960, compared with
those for the fall of 1959 are as follows: June, 15.0 and 15.5; July 14.9 and 16.0;
August, 22.1 and 23.1; September, 25.7 and 25.4; October, 14.8 and 13.2; and No-
vember, 7.5 and 6.8.
1960 SPRING PIG CROP DOWN 17 PERCENT: The 1960 spring pig crop is estimated
at 47,104,000 pigs, 17 percent below 1959. A total of 6,765,000 sows farrowed in
the spring of 1960, compared with 7,996,000 during the same period a year earlier.
This was a decrease of 15 percent. Pigs saved per litter averaged 6.96, compared
with 7.08 in the spring of 1959.
ANNUAL PIG CROP 11 PERCENT SMALLER: The 1960 spring and fall pig crops com-
bined totaled 88,654,000 head, 11 percent less than the 99,395,000 head in 1959. For
the 10-year period (1949-58) the average pig crop totaled 91,083,000 head.
1961 SPRING INTENTIONS UP 4 PERCENT: Farmers' reports on breeding intentions
for the spring of 1961 indicate 7,063,000 sows to farrow (December 1960 through May
1961). This would be 4 percent more than a year earlier but 12 percent less than
in the spring of 1959. The North Central and Western States indicate increases,





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while the North and South Atlantic and Squth Central regions plan decreases in
spring farrowings. By regions, changes from 1960 are as follows: increases were
West North Central, 9 percent; East North Central, 2 percent; and the West, 6 per-
cent; decreases were North Atlantic, 6 percent; South Atlantic, 3 percent; and the
South Central, 2 percent.
If intentions for spring farrowings materialize and the number of pigs saved
per litter equals the average with an allowance for trend, the 1961 spring pig crop
would be 5 percent larger than a year earlier.
SELECTED CORN BELT STATES: The number of sows intended to farrow in 10 of the
Corn Belt States in the spring of 1961 is 6 percent more than farrowed a year
earlier. Included in these 10 States are Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minne-
sota, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. These States accounted
for about three-fourths of the United States 1960 spring pig crop.
The December 1 survey indicated more farrowings in both the winter (December-
February) and spring (March-May) quarters. The number of sows expected to farrow
during December, January, and February is estimated at 1,830,000 head--8 percent
more than the 1,691,000 head farrowed during this period a year earlier. In Sep-
tember farmers in these 10 States indicated that they would farrow about 4 percent
more sows during the winter months (December, January, and February). The 3,596,000
head intended to farrow in March, April, and May is 5 percent more than the
3,411,000 sows farroved in these months in 1960.
In the above 10 States the number of sows farrowed in the fall of 1960 totaled
4,393,000 head, 1 percent less than in the fall of 1959. The number indicated by
farmers' reports on September 1 was 3 percent less than 1959. Sows farrowed during
June, July, and August totaled 2,271,000 head or 7 percent less than in 1959. The
number farrowed during September, October, and November totaled 2,122,000 head, 5
percent more than the 2,014,000 head farrowed for the same quarter in 1959.
ALL HOGS IN 10 STATES DOWN: The number of all hogs and pigs on farms December 1
in the 10 Corn Belt States for which data are available totaled 46,903,000 head, 3
percent less than the 48,394,000 on hand a year earlier. All States showed de-
creases from a year earlier. Wisconsin showed the greatest decrease. Ohio,
Indiana, Minnesota and Kansas each showed decreases of 1 percent. Hogs six months
old or older were down 7 percent from a year earlier. The number of hogs under
6 months of age, at 30,137,000 head, was only slightly below a year earlier. Pigs
less than 3 months of age were up 7 percent from a year earlier, and reflected the
increase in farrowings during the last quarter of the 1960 fall pig crop.
Sows farrowing, pigs per litter, and pigs saved, spring and fall, l/ 1955-61


Year : _Sows farrowing _
:Spring i Fall
Thousand head


Pigs per litter : Pigs saved
Spring : Fall t Spring I Tall : Year
Number Thousand head


UNITED


1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961

Ii


STATES


...... 8,347 5,599 6.90 6.81 57,610 38,119 95,'
...... 7,655 5,181 6.94 7.01 53,124 36,302 89,
...... 7,194 5,112 7.12 7.06 51,263 36,099 87,
...... 7,281 5,887 7.05 7.17 51,354 42,179 93,
...... 7,996 6,128 7.08 6.98 56,620 42,775 99,
...... 6,765 5,918 6.96 7.02 47,104 41,550 88,
..._ 2/ 7,063 -- 3/7.00 -- 3/49,500 -
Spring, December through May; fall, June through November.
Spring farrowing indicated from breeding intentions reports.
Average number of pigs per litter with allowance for trend used to compute
indicated number of spring pigs. Number rounded to nearest 500,000 head.


729
426
362
533
395
554





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Pigs saved

SSpring (Deo. through May) Fall (June through lov.) Year
State : :. :- -176 5:-. : 6b : : 95"
and sAverage: 1959 : 1960 : as % :Average: 1959 1960 as % :Average: 1959 1960
division a949-58: : : of :1949-58: 15: t of. :1949-58: : s of
: : : : 1959 : : : : 1959 : : 3 : 1959
: -00o- -17o0- TW "er-= -,-ob- -IT'o1o" TW -er= "-obM- -1bio- TA0 Fer---
: head head head cent head head head cent head head head oent
Maine : ----4 -- T7 --'T8 = "-- 18 --- --!'4 9 "----2 3 ""---32 77
N.H. : 10 9 9 100 9 8 9 112 19 17 18 10(
Vt. s 12 10 9 90 10 8 7 88 21 18 16 8;
Mass. : 80 74 76 103 67 72 65 90 147 146 141 97
R.I. : 5 6 6 100 5 6 6 100 11 12 12 100
Conn. S 18 14 13 93 18 12 12 100 35 26 25 96
N.Y. t 159 118 122 103 121 105 84 80 280 223 206 92
N.J. : 108 84 71 85 81 76 62 82 189 160 133 83
Pa. o 524 432 433 100 447 412 389 94 972 844 822 97
N. A. : 3 764 -757- -99 -- 779 -- 715 -6%8- -9T -- T,716- 7,079 TTo05 -9
Ohio 7,21 7,471 -Z 2721- 7 -9 -- -- 7,2 7,121 -27348" TOT ,14T 4,794 4,569 -9
Ind. : 4,002 4,237 3,830 90 3,676 3,895 3,918 101 7,678 8,132 7,748 95
Ill. : 6,240 6,867 5,965 87 4,417 5,682 5,457 96 10,657 12,549 11,422 91
Mich. : 756 689 606 88 622 695 649 93 1,379 1,384 1,255 91
Wis. : 2,232 2,329 2,018 87 1,320 1,711 1 676 98 3,552 4,040 3,694 91
E.N.C. :-~5,Z57 -11,59 T47670- -88' -712,16T- 1,T0 1r4,-0-~ -79 -29,71a-4 -3,9 -2ff,'8 -9"
Minn, : 75 ,25 -374U3~ -7 -- 7,05,3 7,6T -2f,7M1 '107 6#,0' B ,g79 16,T24 -87
Iowa : 12,969 12,752 10,691 84 6,731 8,320 8,272 99 19,700 21,072 18,963 90
Mo. t 3,385 3,735 3,045 82 2,917 3,410 3,196 94 6,302 7,145 6,241 87
N.Dak. : 595 650 407 63 114 174 174 100 709 824 581 71
SoDak. t 2,044 2,292 1,588 69 481 764 806 105 2,526 3,056 2,394 78
NebrA. 2,874 2,923 2,170 74 1,204 1,643 1,711 104 4,078 4,566 3,881 85
Kans. : 988 1,079 919 85 708 863 851 99 1,696 1,942 1,770 91
w.N.C, :-27,I07 ~27,75g 72,223M- -80"i' -L,7O -17,#45 T",7771- -9 -~4T ,36" -45,OW --39,952 -3 -8
N.C. ~47,95" ~44,3757 37663n '1 2 -2,57T ~37,T 3,5 31779" 97 -6T,530' 75,507 68,47 9
Del. -- -- 2--2 ---- 2 -- t 27 24 2--- T17 n-- T
Md. 194 158 132 84 167 138 150 109 361 296 282 95
Va. : 563 518 496 96 505 511 497 97 1,068 1,029 993 97
W.Va. : 122 82 70 85 112 86 71 83 234 168 141 84
N.C. : 1,035 1,384 1,106 80 800 1,008 880 87 1,835 2,392 1,986 83
S.C. : 418 480 378 79 395 390 312 80 812 870 690 79
Ga. : 1,290 1,552 1,270 82 1,101 1,219 1,083 89 2,391 2,771 2,353 85
Fla. : 393 354 265 75 293 273 272 100 686 627 537 86
S.A. ,45 4.554W "3742- -7 ,0- 7, 75147 -373" 9 '3 744 7,207 7W 35 -b
Ky. : 7,0"2 ,714 -17085- -89- -- 58'6 1",14 -17159- TOT 0 72,67 7,744 -9
Tenn. : 964 1,183 1,008 85 849 1,092 1,050 96 1,813 2,275 2,058 90
Ala. : 804 945 796 84 774 800 669 84 1,578 1,745 1,465 84
Miss. : 455 493 360 73 414 480 410 85 868 973 770 79
Ark. : 440 373 328 88 373 342 317 93 812. 715 645 90
La. : 359 223 171 77 297 201 164 82 656 424 335 79
Okla. : 488 400 308 77 415 393 310 79 903 793 618 78
Texas : 870 952 731 77 832 789 757 96 1,702 1,741 1,488 85
S.C. 5 -,%7 5,787 -4777- -8 4- 5,745 -47836- -97 D- 1,747 -1T,2 7,527 -87
Mont. T47 -T4 -9- -6 -- -- 90- 17 -172- TO 737 75 7"2 -
Idaho t 127 131 101 77 95 118 118 100 222 249 219 88
Wyo. t 41 36 22 61 32 25 19 76 74 61 41 67
Colo. t 181 181 145 80 138 166 147 89 318 347 292 84
N.Mex. : 45 40 36 90 35 38 40 105 80 78 76 97
Ariz, : 17 19 18 95 16 19 18 95 33 38 36 95
Utah s 56 50 43 86 45 50 53 106 101 100 96 96
Nev. t 14 10 8 80 10 6 7 117 24 16 15 94
Wash. : 106 129 99 77 97 118 129 109 204 247 228 92
Oreg. t 131 167 122 73 110 146 146 100 241 313 268 86
Calif. : 344 260 262 101 278 217 195 90 621 477 457 96
West :- T,70Z T,17 9- 87 74-3 T,T15 -974- 9 7,15W 7, 87 ,947 "7V
U. S. 54,550 56,620 47,104 83 36,533 42,775 41,550 97 91,083 99,395 88,654 89
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SHIPMENTS OF STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP
NOVEMBER 1960
Stocker and feeder cattle and calves shipped into 8 selected North
Central States during November 1960 totaled 884 thousand head, down 12 per-
cent from the 1, 006 thousand head shipped in November last year. Of the total
cattle and calves received in these 8 States during the month 298 thousand
moved through public stockyards and 586 thousand were received direct. A
slightly larger percentage moved direct in November this year than a year
earlier. The combined July through November total this year at about 3. 6
million head was 4 percent below the 3. 8 million head for the same period
in 1959.

November shipments of stocker and feeder sheep and lambs into these
8 North Central States amounted to 215 thousand head, compared with 249
thousand head during November last year--a 14 percent decrease. Of the total
received during November, 81 thousand came through public stockyards and
134 thousand head were received direct. The direct movement was 62 per-
cent of the total this November, compared with 57 percent last November.
The July through November number of sheep and lambs shipped into these 8
States totaled about 2. 2 million, compared with 2. 0 million head during the
same period a year earlier-- a 12 percent increase.

Stoc.ker and Feeder Cattle and Sheep Received in Selected North Central States
November 1959 and 1960 1/

Cattle and Calves
Public stock Direct Total
State yards. -: : _
oState : !c'emLer : November : November : July-November
___ 1959 : lI' : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960

Ohio .......: 7,998 7,305 7,839 9,885 15,837 17,190 74,488 79,877
Indiana ....: 24,593 14,479 28,107 32,238 52,700 46,717 201,149 254,315
Illinois ...: 74,079 44,283 157,681 149,462 231,760 193,745 810,384 775,818
:"ichigan ...: 7,523 6,251 10,141 14,083 17,664 20,334 53,938 69,949
Minnesota ..: 27,.ki 25,990 102,176 69,892 130,164 95,882 433,050 412,316
Iowa ....... :154,343 136,460 226,818 215,928 381,161 352,3880, 540,379 1,403,759
South Dakota: 12,709 12,393 7,946 12,078 20,655 24,471 89,312 100,436
Nebraska ...: 63,'05 50,366 92,192 82,882 155,997 133,243 562,434 525,604


Total : 297,527 1,005,938 3,765,134
8 States :373,038 632,900 586,448 883,975 3,622,074

Sheep and Lambs

Ohio .......: 2,700 3,769 319 3,225 3,019 6,994 29,109 57,702
indiar.a ....: 5,143 2,728 1,511 2,106 6,654 4,834 54,158 58,132
Illinois ...: 9,516 5,195 6,570 2,321 16,086 7,516 244,446 206,742
Michigan ...: 1,068 2,123 1,029 889 2,097 3,012 13,159 20,525
Minnesota...: 27,335 28,342 14,661 16,955 41,996 45,297 241,178 284,195
Iowa .......: 32,207 17,656 46, South Dakota: 6,941 5,611 3,013 9,665 9,954 15,276 98,122 123,329
Nebraska ...: 22,009 15,723 68,087 27,179 90,096 42,902 481,996 593,677

Total : 81,147 133,679 214,826 2,216,572
8 States :106,919 141,771 248,690 1,974,341

I/Data in this -epr'rt are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are included stochers 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.





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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
------------- --- -^--- --- --- --- -^--- -- -- -
: :Kansas: Fort : North
Classification sChicago Omaha City : Worth: Denver Ogden Port.
-i- W o rth land
----------------------------- - ---- --: -- -- ------------------: -Bl -


SLAUGHTER
Prime


LAMBS:
Dec.
Dec.


(Wooled) -
24, 1960
26, 1959


110# down
17.45


- 16.70


- 18.00


Choice Dec. 24, 1960
Dec. 26, 1959
Good Dec. 24, 1960
Dec. 26, 1959
EWES: (WOOLED) All wts.
Good and Dec. 24, 1960
Choice Dec. 26, 1959
Cull and Dec. 24, 1960
Utility Dec. 26, 1959
FEEDER LAMBS All Wts.
Good and Dec. 24, 1960
Choice Dec. 26, 1959


17.02 17.05
17.56 17.69
15.52 15.72
16.88 16.88


5.75
4.50
5.50
5.75


6.12
5.50
5.25
4.12


- 15.60
- 17.00


16.18 1
17.50 3
15.42 3
16.75 J

4.75
4.25
3.88
5.50


6.38
6.75
5.88
6.62


17.20
17.75
16.20
17.25


-- 6.50*
5.50*
6.80* 5.38*
6.00* 5.75*


-- 13.90
-- 14.75


16.62
17.52


16.75 17.38
17.25
15.75 16.50
16.12 16.50

4.50 4.88
4.50 5.25
3.75 3.62
5.00 5.75

15.50 15.00
15.25 14.75


-aaaaShom basis.--
*Shorn basis.




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