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LIVESTOCK DIVISIOlJl AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
WASHINGTON 28, D.0.


Vol. 28, No. 49


December 6, 1960


Week ended December 3


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


Slaughter at Major Centers .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production

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

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


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Commercial Livestock Slaughter and Meat Production,
October 1960 . . .
Meats Graded or Accepted, by Grades, October 1960.
Effective Parity Prices, November 15, 1960 .
Prices Received by Farmers, November 15, 1960 .
Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico
Passed for Entry into the U. S. October 1960 .


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Slaughter steers and heifers closed higher
for the sixth straight week to advance prices to
the highest levels since May. Slaughter steers
and heifers closed strong to 75# higher at most
midwest terminals with the exception of Chicago
where steers sold steady to 500 lower, the de-
cline on Prime and all grades over 1400#. Cows
sold strong to 750 higher; stockers and feeders
strong to $1.00 higher. Barrows and gilts
closed unevenly 25-75f lower with sales at St.
Louis 754-$1.25 off; sows largely 50f-$1.00
lower. Slaughter lambs sold largely steady to
500 lower, except steady to 25# higher at
Denver, Omaha and Sioux City. The advance at
Omaha limited to wooled lambs.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES Moderate
marketing of cattle at midwest terminals and
higher carcass beef prices at major wholesale
meat centers had a decidedly bullish effect on
trading as slaughter steer and heifer prices
advanced for the sixth consecutive week. Re-
ceipts at the 12 markets were 19 percent larger
than the holiday shortened previous week but
were little different from the average volume of
recent weeks. Slaughter steers sold strong to
750 higher with advances of fully 500 rather
general. The only major exception was Chicago
where Prime steers and all grades over 1400#
were 25-500 lower. Heifers were strong to 750
higher. Rather sharp price advances on cow beef
influenced a 25-750 advance on this class while
bulls were steady to 500 higher. Vealers were
$1.00 higher at St. Louis and steady at St. Paul.
Good and Choice grades continued to predominate
in the slaughter steer and heifer supplies at
most points. However, an increased volume of
Good short fed steers was received at several
terminals. The percentage of Prime in the
slaughter steer supply at Chicago was reduced
from 22 to 15 percent and only a limited number
grading Prime were on offer at other terminals.
Bulk of the Choice and Prime steers brought
$26.50-28.75 in Chicago with four loads Prime
from $28.90-29.00 early in the week. At other
points a few loads of mixed Choice and Prime
went at $27.25-28.00, few Prime to $28.50 in
Indianapolis. Bulk high-Good and Choice sold
from $24.75-27.00. Choice steer yearlings
reached $28.00 in Chicago and at several termi-
nals Choice 1400-1600Q? steers sold from $25.00-
26.50. Good steers sold at $23.25-25.00, few to
$26.00. Several loads of mixed Choice and Prime
slaughter heifers brought $26.50-27.50 in Chicago
and a few mixed Choice and Prime $26.00-26.25
elsewhere. Bulk of the Choice heifers cashed at
$24.25-25.75 with some high-Choice to $26.50 in
Chicago. Good heifers sold from $21.50-24.75.
Utility and Commercial cows brought $14.00-16.50;
Canner and Cutter "11.50-14.00, few Cutter to
$15.00.


STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTIE AND CALVES -
There was no let-up in the good demand which
featured the market for stocker and feeder
cattle and calves during all of October and No-
vember. Prices for the week in review continued
to follow the stronger trend which now has been
in effect almost without interruption for fully
two months. Seasonally moderated numbers at mid-
west terminals sold readily on a steady to 500
higher basis. At Kansas City the market was
strong to $1.00 higher while Oklahoma City was
500-$1.00 higher and Fort Worth robstly $1.00-
2.50 up. Favorable weather conditions this fall
coupled with abundant supplies of feeds have
been factors creating a widespread demand for
both stockers and feeders but the dominant influ-
ence in triggering off the extremely aggressive
competition at progressively stronger prices the
past two months has been the upsurge in slaughter
cattle prices.
Good and Choice 800-1050# feeder steers sold
from $22.00-26.25, majority $23.00-25.50. Load
Choice and Fancy 911# cashed at $26.50. Choice
10853# steers went for further feeding at $24.90.
Medium and low-Good feeders sold from $20.00-
25.00. Good and Choice yearling stock steers
bulked at $25.00-27.00 with many 650-775# at
$26.00-26.50. Choice 693# reached $27.20 and
few loads Choice 500-600Q short yearlings $28.00-
29.00. Medium and low-Good stockers brought
$20.00-23.50. Good and Choice yearling heifers
sold from $21.50-24.50, load Choice 550# $26.00.
Good and Choice steer calves bulked at $25.00-
32.00, few loads Choice and Fancy $32.50-55.25.
Majority Good and Choice heifer calves brought
$22.00-28.50, two loads high-Choice 325-540#
$29.00.

HOGS Terminal Markets Hog receipts ex-
panded 51 percent over the previous holiday
shortened week but were 18 percent short of the
corresponding week a year ago, Marketings of
slightly under 400,000 head at the twelve
markets were the largest for any week since the
first week in December, 1959. Mixed U. S. No. 1-
3 and 2-3 190-240# barrows and gilts comprised
the bulk of the supply with a substantial show-
ing of 250-260# at western Corn Belt centers. A
moderate number of butchers scaling over 260#
also were marketed at these western points. The
average weight of barrows and gilts at the 8
markets was 2533#, unchanged from the previous
week, but 5# above a year ago. Increased re-
ceipts along with lower prices in the dressed
trade influenced lower prices at the live level.
Due to the increased supply and at some points an
increase in butchers over 250#, grade and weight
became a more important price determining factor
and sorting fbr both grade and weight was more
pronounced than during recent months. Barrows
and gilts closed 250-750 lower with sales at


MIDWEST LIVESTOCK REVIEW

and

RANGE AND FEEDLOT SALES










St. Louis 750-$1.25 off; sows steady to $1.25
lower, mainly 500-$1.00 off.
At the close U. S. No. 1, and 1-2, and at
some points uniform in weight U. S. 1-3, 190-
240W barrows and gilts bulked at $17.50-18.25,
with U. S. 1, 190-225# at Indianapolis up to
$18.50. Mixed U. S. 1-3, and 2-3, 180-250#
butchers sold largely at $17.00-17.75, with an
extreme range of $16.75-18.00. U. S. 1-3, 270-
6nOC sows brought $13.00-15.50, some U. S. 1-2,
250-3304 f15.75-16.00 at a few points.
Feeder pigs declined 50f at St. Paul but
were fully steady at Sioux City. Good and
Choice 130-160# at St. Paul brought $16.50-
17.00, with same grades 130-170# at Sioux City
$15.50 to mostly $16.00, few $16.25-16.50.
HOGS Receipts in the Interior Iowa-
Southern Minnesota area were little changed from
the previous week, but 13 percent less than a
year earlier. Marketings included an increased
showing of butchers over 220#. Sows made up
slightly more than 8 percent of the supply.
Barrows and gilts under 220# were 25-650 lower,
mostly 500 off while heavier weights declined
50-850. Sows were 40-550 lower. U. S. No. 1-3
200-230# barrows and gilts sold late in the week
at $16.50-17.25 with limited volume mainly No.1-2
at $16.65-17.50. U. S. No. 1-3 270-400# sows
brought $13.95-16.15, No. 2-3 400-550#, $12.45-
14.90.

SHEEP AND IAMBS Receipts of sheep and
lambs at the 12 markets were 51 percent more
than the previous week, but slightly less than
a year earlier. Good demand and higher prices
prevailed for slaughter lambs on early rounds
but from midweek on, demand narrowed considera-
bly and the initial upturns were more than erased
at most markets. Fairly liberal slaughter lamb
marketing and lower prices on dressed lamb were
bearish factors influencing the live trade.
Slaughter lambs were steady to 500 lower, except
steady to 25 higher at Omaha, Sioux City, and
Denver. Slaughter ewes were steady to 50# high-
er, Feeder lambs were mostly steady to strong
with sales 50-75 higher at St. Paul.
Choice and Prime 90-112# wooled slaughter
lambs brought $16.50-17.50, sparingly $17.75-
18.25 on late sessions; Good and Choice $15.00-
17.00; Utility and Good $12.00-16.00. Choice
and Prime 88-112# shorn slaughter lambs, No. 1,
2 and fall shorn pelts, $16.50-17.00,few to
$17.25; Choice and Prime 1151 lambs with fall
shorn pelts $15.50 at Sioux Falls. Good and
Choice 86-108# shorn lambs $15.00-16.50, few
$16.75-17.00. Utility to Choice slaughter
yearlings and 2-year-old wethers sold from
$10.00-14.50. Cull to Choice wooled slaughter
ewes $2.00-6.00, mainly $3.50-6.00.
Choice 72-78# western feeders brought
$17.50-18.00, latter price at Sioux City; Good
and Choice $15.50-17.25. Good and Choice 50-70#
native feeders $14.00-16.00 at Omaha. Medium
and Good feeders $13.50-16.00. Consignment Good
and Choice 85# ewe breeding lambs $18.00 at


Denver. Few Good and Choice solid mouth breed-
ing ewes $6.00-7.00 per cwt.
Sheep and lamb receipts in the Interior-
Iowa-Southern Minnesota area were 9 percent
less than the previous week but 15 percent over
a year ago. Slaughter lambs were fully 50f
lower, instances $1.00 off. Slaughter ewes
were steady. One major packing interest was
out of the market after midweek.
On Friday, Choice with some Prime 80-105#
wooled slaughter lambs sold from $16.00-16.50
delivered to packing plants; high yielding
lambs reached $17.00 in one section; Choice
and Prime 105-115# wooled lambs $15.00-16.25;
Good and Choice 80-110# $14.50-16.25. Choice
and Prime 80-105# shorn slaughter lambs, No. 1
and fall shorn pelts, $15.50-16.00; Good and
Choice $14.50-15.75. Cull to Choice wooled
slaughter ewes sold from $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 trade on slaughter steers and heifers
was very active with sales confirmed on over
800 loads. Prices were strong to $1.00 higher,
most late transactions 504-$1.00 up. Many con-
tracts called for January delivery. Stocker
and feeder cattle strong; slaughter lambs firm
to 500 higher.
Slaughter steers: In California,3 loads
Choice 900-975# $26.00, 2 loads for January de-
livery; loadlots high-Good and Choice 800-1250#
over California, Arizona and Utah $25.75-
25.50, bulk late at $24.50-25.00; 6 loads
average to high-Choice with end of Prime 1260-
15300 $25.00; loadlots mostly Choice 1250-
1400# $22.50-23.50, mostly $23.00-23.50; 5
loads high-Choice 1400-1475# $22.25; Good 850-
1300# $22.80-24.00; Standard and Good 850-1100#
$20.00-22.50, bulk $21.50-22.50.
Slaughter heifers: In California, load
expected Choice 775# at January delivery $25.00
and 2 loads average to high-Choice 900-950#
$24.25. Over California and Arizona, bulk high-
Good and Choice 800-1100# $23.00-24.00; 5 loads
mostly Choice 1025# $22.00 in Utah.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
stock calves and short yearlings in small lots
$26.00-26.50 on 450-530# steers, and $22.00-
23.00 on 468-495# heifers; 1,000 Good and
Choice 330# mixed calves $26.00 straight; Good
and mixed Good and Choice 640-800# steers
$21.00-23.00; same grade 625-650# heifers
$20.75-21.75.
Lambs: In Utah, loadlots Choice with end
of Prime 100-110# wooled slaughter lambs $16.00-
17.00, mostly $16.50-17.00 late. In California
few loads Choice and Prime 95-105# with fall
shorn pelts $17.25-17.50.










COLORADO, SOUTHERN WYOI'ING, WESTERN
NEPRASKA, AND WESTERN KANSAS Demand for
slaughter cattle was very good and trading direct
at the feedlots was active throughout the week.
Slaughter steers sold steady to 350 higher; heif-
ers steady to 500 higher, mostly 25-400 up. A
feature of this week's trading was that some
packers made some purchases that are to be de-
livered in 2 to 3 weeks. In Colorado, 232 loads
Choice 950-137511 slaughter steers $25.50-26.85;
71 loads high-Good and Choice 1100-1365# $24.75-
25.50; 2 loads mostly Standard Holsteins
$22.25. Thirty-six loads average and high-Choice
925-1065# slaughter heifers $25.60-25.90,mostly
$25.75; 175 loads mostly Choice 900-1100#
$24.75-25.50, late sales $25.00-25.50; 36 loads
high-Good and Choice 900-1025# $24.00-25.00,
mostly $24.50-25.00; 5 loads Good 900-1000#
423.00-24.00.
Demand for stocker and feeder cattle and
calves was very good and most sales made at
strong prices. Wyoming: 900 Good and Choice
calves, steers 525-385# $26.50-28.50, heifers
290-325# $24.50-25.50. Colorado: 325 Good and
Choice 715-825# steers $235.75-24.50. Few small
lots Good and Choice 365-415# steer calves
$27.00-28.50, heifers 350-375# $24.00-25.00.
Slaughter lambs sold fully steady with sales
confirmed on 13,000 head. Choice and Prime 95-
108# wooled slaughter lambs $17.75-18.25, some
Choice 92-105# $17.00-17.75. Choice and Prime
100-110# shorn slaughter lambs No. 1 and 2 pelts
$17.00. Couple loads Utility and Good 125-135#
slaughter ewes $6.00.

NEW MEXICO, WEST TEXAS, WESTERN OKLAHOMA,
SOUTHWESTERN KANSAS Clovis area Trading on
slaughter cattle slow, Choice steers 500-$1.00
higher, other steers and slaughter heifers steady.
Stockers and feeders firmito $1.00 higher with
half the supply for March delivery. Thirteen
loads Good to mostly Choice 1017-10504 slaughter
steers $25.50-26.00; 25 loads Good and Choice
1050-1150# $23.60-24.50; 3 loads Standard and
Good $21.75-22.00; 8 loads Good to mostly
Choice 950-100r_ slaughter heifers $23.50-24.30;
5 loads Good 816-100C0, $21.75-22.75. Around 900
Good 600-780# stocker and feeder steers $23.00;
1,200 Good and Choice 575-750# for March delivery
$22.50-24.00; 1,300 Medium 700-950# $17.00-
21.00; Good 575-f-25, stock heifers $21.00-22.00;
900 Good and Choice 550-600# for March delivery
$22.00-23.00; Good and Choice stock calves,
steers $25.00-28.75, heifers $235.00-26.00; 220
Medium and Good stock cows, some with calves at
side $165.00-225.00 per head or pair; 160 Common
and Medium stock cows $11.00-12.00. Trading on
lambs slow, steady. Around 700 Good to mostly
Choice 98-1rr., slaughter lambs $17.00 delivered;
2,000 Good and Choice 70-754 feeder lambs with
fall shorn pelts $15.00.
Amarillo area Slaughter cattle steady to
500 higher; stockers and feeders also steady to
500 higher. Four loads mostly Good 950# slaughter
steers $24.00; few Standard $22.00; 8 loads


Good 850-900# through January delivery $22.50;
11 loads Good and Choice 890-1050P heifers
$23.00-23.80; 7 loads Standard and Good 700-
840# mixed yearlings $22.25-22.50. Good and
Choice 650-950# stocker and feeder steers $24.00-
26.00; 2,900 Good and Choice 600-850# up to
April delivery $22.30-25.00; 500 Medium and
Good 768-950# $22.50-235.00; 2,5300 600-800# up
to May delivery $20.50-22.00; 3,800 Good and
Choice 500-700# heifer yearlings through May
delivery $21.80-23.75. Good and Choice 407-575#
stock calves through January delivery $25.00-
28.25 on steers, $24.00-26.00 on heifers. Good
stock cows $200.00 per head; Common $125.00.
Good and Choice bred heifers $160.00-185.00 each.

IDAHO, OREGON AND WASHINGTON Slaughter
steers and heifers were active, 500-$1.00 higher;
stocker and feeder cattle and calves strong;
slaughter and feeder lambs strong to 500 higher.
Slaughter steers: Washington and Oregon -
Choice 950-1200# $24.00-26.00; Good to mostly
Choice 1000-1100# $23.25-24.25; Choice 1200-
1400# $22.00-23.75. Idaho Choice 1050-1150#
$24.25, January-March delivery; Choice 1050-
1150# $23.75-24.00, for up to Jan.15 delivery.
Slaughter heifers: High-Good and Choice
850-950# $22.00-25.75 for December delivery.
Stockers and feeders: Good and Choice
340-500# calves, $25.00-26.50 on steers, mostly
$22.00-23.00 on heifers; high-Good and Choice
350-400# steer calves $27.00 in Oregon.
Slaughter lambs: Washington Choice and
Prime 100-107# wooled $16.00-17.00 delivered
Oregon; shorn No. 1 pelt $15.60-16.00. Idaho -
Choice and Prime 100-114# wooled $16.50-17.00
f.o.b. Feeder lambs: Washington Good and
Choice 86# $14.00 delivered short haul. Idaho -
Choice 70-80# $15.50-16.00.

MONTANA, NORTHERN WYOMING AND WESTERN
DAKOTAS Snow ranging from 1-7 inches.was re-
ceived early in the week. Direct trading was
slow. Yearlings and calves sold $1.00-2.00
higher; cows fully steady to strong. Slaughter
and feeder lambs were steady to 500 higher.
Montana: 100 Choice 800# feeder steers for
early January delivery $24.00; 250 Good mixed
steers and heifers for April 1 delivery, expected
weight at delivery 625#, steers $25.00, heifers
$23.00; 174 Medium 646# steers $17.75; 1,000
Good and Choice mixed age stock cows $175.00
each. Northern Wyoming: 45 Good to mostly
Choice 2-5-year-old cows W200.00-210.00 each.
Calves: Montana 400 Choice and Fancy 390-
475# steers $29.00-30.00; 115 Choice to mostly
Fancy 400# heifers $29.00; 1,700 Good and
Choice mixed calves, steers 400-525# $27.00-
28.00, heifers 375-425# $24.50-26.00. Northern
Wyoming: 230 Good and Choice 275-400# steers
$26.00-29.00; 150 Choice 260-300# heifers $27.00.
Sheep: Montana 1,100 Good and Choice 96#
feeder lambs $15.00. Northern Wyoming: Load
Choice 107,- slaughter lambs $17.75 delivered;100
Good and Choice 85-9rQ ewe breeding lambs $15.80,.









WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
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Market : Dec.3 : Dec.5 : Dec.35 Dec.5 : Dec.3 : Dec.5 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 5
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959 : 1960 : 1959
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Chicago ................ 56,507 42,725 457 547 45,817 57,166 10,870 11,365
Cincinnati ............. 3,791 53,73 6g4 681 11,888 12,930 1,515 2,248
Denver ................. 8,358 14,870 1,057 2,647 5,453 5,366 11,874 15,755
Fort Worth ............. 9,877 6,196 2,138 2,402 2,297 2,631 10,859 10,309
Indianapolis ........... 7,175 7,032 554 745 56,995 44,067 4,148 5,076
Kansas City .....****** 21,077 20,853 2,273 1,779 18,657 18,838 6,638 4,883
Oklahoma City .......... 8,797 9,027 1,913 1,544 3,889 3,409 2,113 2,531
Omaha .................. 41,262 39,938 2,054 2,222 57,260 68,812 15,013 16,260
St. Joseph .....*....... 15,431 16,402 680 1,214 34,086 37,495 10,412 6,841
St. Louis NSY .......... 15,627 16,046 2,478 2,452 65,798 79,073 7,489 6,912
Sioux City ............. 34,165 54,482 4,912 6,455 50,716 66,107 11,030 12,643
S. St. Paul ............ 25,324 22,698 135356 12,020 65,107 835535 20,565 23,191
Total .................. 227,589 233,640 32,476 54,508 393,963 479,427 11.2,526 117,812
Nov. 26, 1960 ...... 190,5235 30459 260,808 74,519
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Dec. 3, 1960 Nov. 26, 1960 Dec. 5, 1959
Hogs ..... 383,000 378,000 440,000
Sheep .... 30,000 32,900 26,000

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
~ Week ended ~ Month Five months
: Dec. 1 Nov. 24 Dec. 3 ; Nov. Nov. t July-Nov.
------------------ ----: 1960 : 1960 1 1959 1960 : 1959 1 1960 : 1959
Steers 1001# up ............ -945 523 380 2,692 2,547 10,799 17,386
901-1000 ............ 2,081 1,583 1,981 7,814 9,165 38,123 57,784
801-900 ............. 4,241 4,114 3,875 19,322 21,490 87,574 104,616
701-800 ............. 4,547 5,534 6,000 28,774 42,764 150,190 166,263
501-700 ............. 8,989 9,462 10,448 55,150 72,279 315,773 332,445
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St. Louis NSY ...
- 10 markets ....


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
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Week ended :Chicago:ai sOmaha:s :Louiscio -: :Denver.: t. k Wichita:an
city : P: SY :City Paul :apolis Worth City Antonio

Stockers and feeders


Dec. 2,
Nov.25,
Dec. 4,


1960
1960
1959


2 50
2 48
2 48


16
18
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Dec. 2; 1960
Nov.25, 1960
Dec. 4, 1959


12 15 39 7 8 25
14 12 45 10 10 32
14 14 21 7 20 50
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Slaughter cows
9 16 7 17 10 40
9 14 8 20 10 40
7 12 8 23 22 25
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20,803
735#
23.82
22.00
23.62
24,20
22.05
24.98
24.11
21.50
22.69
22.31
22.46
22,834
3,275
2,476


21,216
719#
$23.30
21.82
22.97
24.58
20.47
24.61
24.539
20.14
21.72
20.94
21.97
27,696
3,577
3,296


22,684
724#
$23.05
25.14
22.88
24.20
21.04
24.06
24.04
18.80
21.39
21.91
21.80
21,3534
5,755
2,257


113,752
715#1
$22.97
22.49
22.54
24.07
21.13
24.11
25.76
20.44
21.43
21.60
21.24
125,145
18,509
12,256


148,245
711#
$23.75
25.46
23.54
24.85
21.80
24.86
24.63
20.83
21.76
22.52
22.79
148,826
24,768
8,425


602,439
705#
$21.90
22.76
21.52
25.24
21.17
25.54
22.82
19.91
19.93
20.76
20.72
469,703
106,547
27,250


678,494
718#
$25.32
26.25
24.81
26.46
23.75
26.55
25.61
24.08
24.11
24.69
24.15
442,440
124,668
23,256


70
60
60


15
25
25


73 58
58 45
60 55


11 17
15 16
10 16


55
55
60


12
20
20


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Number of head Percent of total Average weight Average price in
N by grades (pounds) :dollars per 100 lb.
- - - -- - - -


SDec. sT


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

Prime...0....... 00
Choice.........
Good...........
Standard.*......
Utility.*......
All grades...****..

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

Prime..........
Choice,,*,,,,,..
Good...........
Standard.....******..
Commercial.....
Utility....00..
All grades.....


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


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


3,787
14,804
4,907
682

410
24,590


Week We -
Dec. : T e 1 & Dec. 5 Dec. 1 : Dec. 3 : Dec. 1 : Dec. 3

CHICAGO


2,558
19,670
6,469
1,084
56
1035
29,720


342 131
9,595 8,733
7,172 7,002
544 675
149 122
- 17L 600 16 663

160 134
7,115 8,485
3,747 4,365
586 594
58 180


15.4
60.2
19.9
2.8

1.7


OMAHA
1.9
553.4
40.8
3.1
.8


7.9
66.2
21.8


1,248
1,176
1,111


3.6 987
.1 --
.4 1,020
1,166


.8 1,255
52.4 1,1553
42.0 1,117
4.1 1,096
.7 1,010


- sioux CITY
1.4 1.0
62.0 61.7
52.7 31.7
3.4 4.53
.5 1.3


11,464 13,758
mmimm i^mmm imc z
----------------------------
6 25 .1 .4
1,509 1,917 21.5 55.0
3,325 3,017 54.6 52.0
1,298 759 21.4 15.1

147 89 2.4 1.5
6,083 5,807
----- -- ----------------- ------


23
939
2,953
1,014

72
5,001


2,05533
4,109
487
20
6,649


756
3,337
1,561

238
5,892



3,785
2,682
721

7,188


.5
18.8
59.0
20.5

1.4


12.8
56.7
26.5

4.0


1,137

1,208


1,240
1,162
1,108
1,028
1,608
1,054
1,152


1,171
1,144
1,156
1,111
1,044


28.24
27.10
25,76
23.53

21.67
26.87

27.30
25.99
24,18
21.59
20.20


27.48
26.09
24.57
22.49
20.15
19.55
25.74

26033
25.20
25.54
20.73
18.60


_ 1L117 25.12 24.28

1,189 26.89 26.531


1,156 1,147
1,125 1,097
1,108 1,121
1,040 1,05533
1 144- 1,129

1,180 1,088
1,140 1,150
1,130 1,1753
1,094 1,140

1,036 1,125
1,122 1,160


1,119
1,071
1,056
1,024

8653
1,050


1,094
1,081
1,052

1,041
1,074


25.99
24.59
21.91
20.20
25.39

27.00
26.08
24.453
21.56

19.02
24.07


27.75
26.26
24.82
22.61

18.11
24.59


25.04
25.44
21.27
18.99
24.52

27.50
25.02
25.07
20.77

17.30
25.34



25.98
25.97
21.34

18.09
23.52


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30.6
61.8
7.3
.53


52.7
37. 5
10.0


1,142
1,1253
1,054
1,033
1,122


1,152
1,096
1,085

1,114


--- ThThWER


Choice**......... 626 1,421 55.0 55.5 1,196 1,160
Good........... 476 1,102 41.8 43.0 1,129 1,177
Standard..*..... 37 28 3.2 1.1 1,155 1,051
Utility........ -- 11 -- .4 -- 959
All grades..... 1,139 2,562 1,167 1,165
1/ Data collected by Agricultural Estimates, and Livestock Divisions, A.M.S.


26.06
24.17
21.42
18.75
24.56



25.94
24.67
19.89

25.23


24.75
22.84
20.05

25.58



26.16
24.84
18.66
16.00
25.48


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WEEKLY SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION AT MAJOR CENTERS


--------- -- Cattle : Calves : Hogs Sh Ieen -
City or Area : Dec. e : De 5 Dec. 5 Dec. 5 D Dec. 5 Dec. 3
-9- ;gZ 99 960 196 :a.59 1960 : 1959 : 1960


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


14,119
9,062
18,366
17,011
31,245
11,893
21,866
35,042
14,994
33,145
6,646
9,563
19,448
12,214
19,692
29,265
9,176


14,685
8,327
19,451
18,353
32,548
12,529
25,105
36,898
14,913
30,828
6,521
5,281
21,0435
8,603
19,951
26,742
-",773


10,522
2,148
4,913
8,795
28,957
1,728

199

12,011
3,811
4,632
1,496
4,195
224
1,262
328


10,396
2,688
5,271
8,260
29,567
2,656

171

11,846
4,352
2,085
1,620
4,038
214
1,055
389


50,661
30,761
126,870
41,511
119,748
76,091
120,349
91,342
40,150
502,610
59,416
33,798
51,269
17,418
16,1253
25,858
17,129


52,416
29,680
143,874
37,191
181,5653
100,749
150,368
103,917
50,063
365,641
65,791
31,579
75,515
22,762
19,226
31,791
22,157


Total...................... 312,747 309,551 85,021 84,608 1,219,104 1,484,2853


43,409
4,097
15,752
7,256
22,909
6,114
13,971
17,820

38,444


9,811
16,814
28,908
34,724
6,538


and lanbs
: Dec. 5
: 1959


44,906
4,391
17,680
8,175
19,962
6,989
23,188
16,088

33,196


10,770
16,295
32,252
39,566
6,200


266,567 279,638


Accumulation to date..... 14,748,236
1


3,377,449
5,448,110


52,839,972 11,835,060
3,168,945 55,128,054 11,115,895


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION

- -- -- -- -- ---__ -. -. -^ T -. -. _Fo -I^^ T
WeekendedBeef Veal excell lard) and mutton
Week ended- e- -
i Nur 8 ; Num- : : MUBI- -:tN'ui- i_ T
----------- : ber -* Po': ber -;-Prod' ber :-Prod'* ber :-Prod';
1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.lb. 1,000 mil.1b. 1,000 mil.lb.
229.1197.


Dec. 3, 1960 ................ 385
Nov. 26, 1960 ................ 315
Nov. 12, 1960 / ............. 384
Dec. 5, 1959 ............. 571
Percentage change from:
Nov. 26,1960 ............... 22
Dec. 5, 1959 ................ 4


229.1
185.8

223.1


120
90
116
117


13.4
10.1

13.2


1,400
1,120
1,326
1,673


25 33 33 25
5 3 2 -16


197.1
156.4

231.4


13.9 453.5
11.8 364.1

14.8 482.5


26 18 18
-15 3 -6


-------Average weight _1. : Lard
Week ended Cattle Calves Hogs heep : yield
:L0 .-_v rs :I. 8 I 2 ? and lambs : per
- -__ -^ ----- Dregssede: LTve:Dresie iveT7DFeised~: ILve 7 Eresgec : 100 lb.


3, 1960
26, 1960
12, 1960
5, 1959


1035
1035
1015
1047


595
590
573
601


247
245
240
242


141
140
138
138


14.0


/ Actual slaughter. V Excludes lard.


Total
meat
prod.

mil.lb.


Total
lard
Sprod.

mil.1b.


39.6
56.5


Dec.
Nov.
Nov.
Dec.


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Classification


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


Heifers -
Choice*
Good**
Standard


700-900#
600-800
- All 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


Steers -
Choice
Good
Medium


Heifers -
Choice
Med. & Gd.


500-800#
500-800
500-1000


500-750#
500-750


CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S- : -North
a Chicago a Kansas City Omaha Denver I Portland
SDec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. :Dec : Dec. :Dec. : Dec.
3 5 :3 5 5 : 5 3 5 3 5
1960 1959 1960 : 1959 1960 1959 : 1960 : 1959 1960 : 1959
l ut : : c e a e : :
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


28.12
28.25
27.28
27.18
25.58
23.50


25.82

21.65


15.38
14.98
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12.60)


27.28
27.70
26.58
26.12
24.50
22.25



23.28
20.98


15.45
14.25
13.10


26.15
26.18
24.22
21.00


25.15
22.90
20.05


16.15
15.12
14.18)
12.20)


25.70
25.52
23.20
19.75


24.88
22.38
19.25


16.00
14.40
11.65


27.45
27.38
26.38
26.25
24.12
21.55


25.02
23.28
21.30


16.05
14.90
13.60)
12.40)


26.92
26.85
25.45
25.28
23.18
20.38


24.38
22.00
19.75


15.70
14.38
12.60


18.50 20.55 17.65 17.90 17.65 19.05
18.75 19.50 17.82 17.50 17.85 18.55


24.50
22.50
18.50



26.45
24.15
21.45


28.00
24.50


21.80
19.90
17.20


23.35
21.15
18.85


22.25
20.50
18.25


27.00
24.50
21.00


22.50
20.05
17.10


26.08
25.95
23.38
20.00


25.20
22.85
19.40



15.68
13.88)
12.82)



19.00


26.10
25.80
23.08
19.60


25.28
22.58
19.30


16.55
14.80
12.20



19.20


25.25
25.00
.24.00
21.25


22.88
21.75
19.50


16.00
15.00
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27.12
26.12
25.12
22.58



25.25
21.50


16.25
14.75
11.75


-- 20.50
19.25 21.25


22.00
19.50


27.25
25.00
21.25


24.50
23.00
20.50


25.50
22.50


31.25
28.50
24.50


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


27.75
25.75
22.00


26.18
24.20
21.20


25.38
25.50
20.00


26.12
23.75
21.00


26.75
24.25
21.00


25.88
24.00
21.25


25.75
24.25
21.00


23.25
20.00
18.50


24.00
22.50
18.75


- -- 22.75 22.50 23.75 24.50 23.10 23.25 20.75 22.50
- -- 19.75 19.25 20.75 20.75 21.40 19.50 17.50 19.50


Cows All wts. -
Med. & Gd.

Calves 500-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice


Heifers -
Good & Choice


-- -- 15.50



S -- 27.95


15.70 15.00 13.00



26.80 28.50 30.00


- -- 23.90 23.60 25.00 26.25


16.00



29.00


26.25


14.30


-- 13.00


28.50 24.50 24.00


25.38 20.50 25.00


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HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
................................. ............... .................................... ..
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natt. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock : City ma City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
III I I --------- ----- I ........ --------------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Dec. 5,1960 17.72 17.54 17.18 17.26 17.06 17.20 17.18 17.84 17.56
and Nov. 26,1960 18.05 18.06 17.44 17.24 17.14 17.29 17.44 18.21 17.60
gilts Dec. 51959 12.22 12.34 12.09 11.99 11.91 12.09 11.85 12 57 12 10
Dec. 3,1960 14.04 14.27 14.34 14.55 14.16 14.47 14.24 14.12 14.27
Sows Nov. 26,1960 14.41 14.90 14.52 14.77 14.58 14.63 14.66 14.59 14.64
Dec, 5,1959 9.31 9.65 9.53 9.40 9.01 9.69 9..2 9,13 9.35
AVERAGE ^Q^^-------"-------------'---------------------- -- -- .
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Dec. 5,1960 251 226 2357 239 239 255 252 229 255
and Nov. 26,1960 232 223 234 259 240 234 2553 229 255
gilts Dec. 5*1959 233 222 231 237 235 2 .7 27 ..
Dec. 35,1960 446 406 433 441 450 423 416 455 451
Sows Nov. 26,1960 449 398 426 433 437 412 408 467 427

NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Dec. 35,1960 54468 54029 16652 47794 45750 29958 48017 29916 304544
and Nov. 26,1960 21686 59382 11497 32663 29295 20576 30442 19580 205121
gilts Dec. _5,1959_ 44599 65911 16605 57975 57514 32926 653501 36505 576956
S Dec. 3,1960 4357 5290 1416 6715 5124 2541 6259 4707 56589
SOW& Nov. 26,1960 2155 3719 1048 4145 5082 1789 4494 2852 25264
Dec.-.5,J159.... 70M... 76 ]...16fM---... 7.425... 5512...- 2.950 ....7576....5A 5....A4AIQ
SOWS Percentap. of total
Dec. 5,1960 11 9 8 12 10 8 11 14 11
Nov. 26,1960 9 9 8 11 10 8 13 15 10
Dec. 5,1959 14 10 9 11 8 8 10 15 11
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
-- ------ ----- --------------------- ---..-4ros spread
SHog products 1/ Hog prices/ :or marin 3/
Dec. 3,1960 $20.09 $18.12 $1.97
Nov. 26,1960 20.24 18.46 1.78
Dec. 5,1959 15.00 12.60 2.40
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and.. Corn, 7 Hog--corn
Week ended gits I/ No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per : Cents per based on
100 pounds : bushel barrows and gilts
------ f l II I ..I .I --- -- -- -- -- ---------- I --- - - -
Dec. 5,1960 17.72 95.5 18.6
Nov.26,1960 18.05 91.9 19.6
Dec. 5,1959 12.22 109.1 11.2
/ Weighted average. 2-/ Simple average.
1/ Weighted average. 2/ Simple average.








BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading for greasy domestic worsted wools
at the Boston market was slow. Approximately
4 cars of mostly medium fleece wools were sold
at steady prices. Woolen wools and noils were
slow with prices steady to firm. Sales were
limited in the territory and fleece wool States.
Trading in Texas was dull with prices on good
12 months wool firm.
Cabled reports from Australia at midweek
showed the market steady to strong with Japan
and the Continent dominating and England support-
ing. Results of the Wellington, New Zealand
sale November 25 showed prices steady to strong,
except slightly easier on carpet wools. The
South African auctions were steady to strong
with Italy, Germany and the Continent active and
some buying on the part of the United States and
England. The South American markets were slow
with Argentine carpet wool prices slightly
easier.
Fleece Wools Graded 64s average to good
French combing fleece wool sold around $1.05
clean basis; average to good French combing
60/62s brought about $1.01. Graded 56/58s baby
combing wool sold around $1.05 and staple 50/54s
at $1.05 clean basis.
Territory Wools A small volume of Wyoming
lambs wool brought 355 grease basis, f.o.b.
Texas Wools Occasional small sales of 12
months wools were made in Texas at $1.16-1.18
clean basis, delivered Boston; fall wool ranged
from 87-90# clean basis, delivered.
Mohair A fair volume of adult mohair was
purchased. n Texas at 81 to the warehouse while
adult and kid in small lots brought 81 and
$1.161 respectively. Straight kid mohair was
scarce with a small volume sold at $1.48-1.50 to
the warehouse.
Foreign Wools Trading for spot foreign
wools was very slow. A greasy Montevideo super
skirted 60/64s sold for shipment around $1.20
clean basis, duty paid. Cabled quotations from
foreign markets at week's end follow with comb-
ing wools converted to clean U. S. oil-combed
yields and short wools to scouring yields, in
bond.
South Africa


Oil-combed
7 $1.05
12 1.05
47 1.00
48 .98
52 .98
55 .96


Australia
Oil-combed
$1.06 422
1.04 425
.99 424
.95 425


Scoured yields
17 $1.01
22 .99
25 .97
27 .94
28 .92
52 .89
355 .87



- $1.01
- .95
- .92
- .89


86
95
854
100


New Zealand
Oil-combed
880 107 -
860 114 -
840 128 -
835


Montevideo Super Skirted 64s
60/64s 940, 60s 92#, 58/60s 890,
87#, 50/56s 85.


- 950,
58/56s -


Carpet Wools Sales of spot carpet wools
were dull. A spot lot of greasy New Zealand
fleeces sold at 780 clean fibers present.
There was an easier tone in all foreign carpet
wool centers. Greasy Buenos Aires November
second clip carpet wools were quoted at 72-740
clean fibers present for shipment while New
Zealand carpet fleeces were offered at 77-78#.
Approximately 5,765 bales of Pakistan/India
wools will be auctioned at Liverpool, England
on December 7.
Woolen Wools Sales follow:

Scoured Pulled Domestic
56/58s 1l-2" stained 960
Greasy Pulled Domestic
(Clean basis)


58/60s
58s
56/58s 5"
56/58s


2-2-" choice $1.03
li-24" stained .95
and up choice $1.07-1.08
2-5" choice 1.05


Greasy Pulled Foreign
(Clean basis)
Arg. 58/60s 1-35" choice $1.08
Arg. 44/40s 4-7" choice .79-.80
Noils
Choice Au -. 62s nobles 860
Ave. Aust. 62s nobles 780
Domestic 62s French 62#
Domestic 60s nobles 77#


Wool Tops Trading in wool tops was slow.
There were occasional sales of domestic oil-
combed fleece 54s around $1.59 and domestic
combed B.A. 36/40s in oil around $1.11-1.12
with a light interest in fine tops.


CLOSING FUTURES QUOTATIONS Dec. 1, 1960
(Furnished by the Wool Assoc. of the New York
Cotton Exchange)
December wool tops $1.475
March wool tops 1.468
64s grade 2.55" minimum length
December wool 1.090
March wool 1.120
64s grade 24" ave. stretched length






912


WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEWS


LESS THAN CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

EASTERN SEABOARD Broad outlets Yor fresh
meats failed to materialize to the extent an-
ticipated in wholesale circles, as sellers felt
that retail stocks of red meats and pork would
need replenishing in the wake of relatively
small pre-holiday store inventories. Trading
was moderately active at best, with clearance
incomplete at some markets. Some beef and pork
was carried at Philadelphia, while at New York
about 15 percent of the lamb supply was unsold.
Beef ribs moved promptly, and demand was mostly
good for rounds, plates, and briskets, but only
fair for chucks, hinds and loins. Best action
at New York was on the closing session, with
fairly large sales of beef consigned to storage
rails for future delivery. Chain store buyers
were most aggressive for lamb, veal and pork
cuts other than pork loins. However, lamb ribs
and loins were extremely slow at New York under
a very poor demand. Supplies of all classes
were near normal, except moderate at Phila-
delphia.
Steer beef sold steady to $2.00 higher,
bulk 500-$2.00 up; cow beef steady to $1.50
higher; veal and calf steady to $2.00 higher,
with both classes fully $1.00 up at New York.
Lamb sold steady to $1.00 higher. Pork loins
were steady to $2.00 lower, except steady to
$1.00 higher at Philadelphia. Other pork cuts
closed mostly steady.
Kosher steer beef sold strong to 50# higher;
lamb weak to $2.00 lower. Kosher veal and calf
sold $1.00 higher.

CHICAGO Supplies of fresh meats were
moderate but adequate following the holiday week.
Good and Choice grades comprised the bulk of the
beef supply. Trading for steer and heifer beef
was moderately active and prices advanced for
the second consecutive week. Beef rounds and
ribs were active to all outlets with chucks also
clearing fairly well. Beef loins were rather
slow. Veal was moderately act-.e and followed
a higher trend for the first time since early
September with the advance confined to carcasses
grading Good to Prime. A fair demand prevailed
for lamb. Demand was fair for Boston butts on
Tuesday, otherwise the fresh pork trade was slow.
The substantial price advance of last week on
pork loins was more than erased. Clearance of
all classes was fairly complete. Steer and
heifer beef closed 500 to mostly $1.00 higher;
Good to Prime veal $1.00-3.00 higher, Standard
fully steady; lamb steady to $1.00 higher; pork
loins $4.00-4.50 lower; Boston butts 4-8# $1.00
lower; spareribs 3# down 504-$1.00 lower.

PACIFIC COAST Trading was generally active
for all meats. A curtailed supply and good de-
mand prompted higher prices in the beef division.


There was a good demand for a rather limited
supply of calf and veal. Lamb was barely ade-
quate for the demand. Trading on pork was
active in the Northwest, but slow in California.
Steer beef sold strong to $1.00 higher, instances
$2.00 higher in San Francisco; cow beef strong
to $1.00 higher; calf and veal strong to $4.00
higher, advance mainly in San Francisco. 'Lamb
sold mostly steady, instances $1.00 higher toin
the Northwest. Fresh pork was uneven, loins
and hams steady to $1.00 higher with other fresh
cuts weak to $2.00 lower. Smoked hams sold
steady to $2.00 higher, instances $4.00 up in
the Northwest; bacon $1.00-2.00 higher in the
Northwest but weak to $1.00 lower 4n Los Angeles,
other cured pork steady.

CARLOT MEAT TRADE REVIEWS

MIDWEST CABLOT DRESSED MEAT SUMMARY -
Prices for beef advanced on below normal supplies
with demand only moderately good for steer beef,
but good for heifer and cow beef. Demand for
lamb was moderately good, although prices de-
clined on above normal supplies. Fully normal
supplies of pork met a rather poor demand and
prices declined. Clearance was complete on
beef and lamb but only fair on pork cuts.
Choice steer beef closed 25-500 higher, Good
steady to 250 higher; Choice heifer beef $1.00
higher, Good 25-500 higher; cow beef $1.00
higher. Choice including some Prime lamb 25-75#
lower. Pork loins closed $3.50 lower; fresh
hams steady to $1.00 lower; Boston butts 50#-
$1.00 off. Pork sides were uneven, mostly
steady to 350 lower.
Closing prices: Choice 600-700# steer beef
closed at $41.75-42.50; 700-800# $40.75-41.50;
Good 600-700# $38.75-40.00, high-Good $40.25-
41.00; Good 700-800# $38.00-39.50. Choice 500-
700# heifer beef $40.00-41.00; Good $37.50-39.00;
Utility cow beef $29.00-29.50, few carlots
$30.00. Choice including some Prime 45-55#
lamb carcasses $35.50-37.25, few carlots 35-45#
in the eastern section $38.50-39.50. Pork loins
$42.00-43.00; fresh hams 12-14# $44.00-45.00,
14-16# $41.50-42.50; Boston butts 4-8# $31.50-
32.50. U. S. 1, 2 and 3 135-155# pork carcasses
$24.65-25.80, bulk $24.65-25.25, 155-175# $24.50-
25.60, bulk $24.50-25.00.


CARLOT SUMMARY Chicago, Denver, New York,
and Philadelphia. Trading for carlots of fresh
meats was moderately active with price advances
recorded on all classes except lamb and pork
loins. This marked the second straight week
of higher prices on beef. Steer beef closed
500-$1.50 higher, instances steady at Denver;
heifer beef was strong to $1.25 higher; cow
beef $1.00-2.00 higher. Lamb sold steady to
$2.00 lower; pork loins $3.00-4.00 off.






915


Classification


WOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES LESS THAN CARLOT BASIS
eekly average of daily quotations in dollars per 100 pounds
New York Chicago : San Francisco 2 Los Angeles

2 Dec. 5 : Dec. 5 : Dec. 35 Dec. 5 2 Dec. 3 : Dec. 5 : Dec. 5 : Dec. 5
- 19-o. 1 .125.2 _: 190-o._ A1 ..5 _:_ 19~o0. 1 _asa --2 190. 1 -1. 52 -


Steer beef -
Prime
Choice

Good

Heifer beef -
Choice


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

500-600#
600-700


Good 500-600
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Lamb -
Prime 45-55#
Choice 45-55
Fresh pork -
Loins 8-1a
Butts 4-8
Spareribs 5# dorn
Cured pork -
Hams, wnk. skd. -(Cook
before eating) 12-16#
Bacon, smoked, sliced -
2# package (box lots)
Picnics, smoked (Cook
before eating) 4-8#
Lard, V1 carton


44.75
45,75
44.75
42.25
43.00


55.00
49.00
40.50


49.00
45.50
44.00
45.25
45.75


60.50
49.00
44.00


44.00
42.62
41.62
41.62

42.44
42.44
40.38

52.88
48.75
41.75


41.60 42.00 40.50
41.60 40.40 40.50


49.90
38.60
42.00


38.35
31.50
54.00


46.58
35.50
57.50


42.81
41.538
40.88
40.88


39.88
38.50
39.12
37.58

59.50
38.00
m--


53.00 -
47.00 --
42.00 49.50

-- 39.50
59.12 39.50


34.50
27.10
30.50


55.50
43.00
44.50


42.85
41.00
42.00
39.50


39.50
38.58
38.81
37.81

59.44
3a.50
58.00


42.00
40.00
41.00
59.00


55.00


59.25 40.50
40.00 59.25 40.50


41.00
35.75
57.00


49.25
41.88
40.00


37.50
54.50
54.50


49.00 41.00 54.50 49.50 52.00 51.50 51.50 50.12


48.50


35.50 54.50 38.00 55.12 40.50 52.62 40.25


35.00 29.50 355.75 52.00
16.50 15.00 15.75 12.00


32.50
17.00


51.00 353.00 50.25
15.50 16.00 13.75


BULK PRICES CABLOT BASIS WEEK ENDED DEC. 2, 1960
Classification : P .ices -enver : a Noew- ch3lv dl -a
hoieer 600ef-70- 42.00-45.00 41.50-42.00 41.75-42.25 44.00-45.00 44.00-45.00
Choice 600-700# 42.00-45.00 41.50-42.00 41.75-42.25 44.00-45.00 44.00-45.00


Good


Heifer beef -
Choice

Good


Cow beef All weigh
Utility
Canner and Cutter


Choice


Fresh pork -
Loins


41.50-42.00
40.50-41.00
59.50-40.50
59.50-40.50
59.00-40.00

40.50-41.00
40.50-41.00
39.00-39.50
39.00-39.50

29.00-50.00
29.00-30.00

58.00-59.00
36.00-58.00
34.50-56.00
58.00-39.00
36.00-58.00
54.50-36.00


8-12# 45.00-44.00


40.50-41.00
59.00-59.50

37.00-40.00
57.00-40.00

41.50
38.75-40.00



28.50-29.50


34.50-57.50
54.50-57.50
553.00
54.50-57.50
54.50-57.50
355.00


40.75-41.25
59.50-39.75

59.25-59.75
38.50-39.25

59.50-40.25
39.50-40.25
58.00-38.50
38.00-58.50

28.50-29.00
28.00-29.00


45.00-44.00
42.50-45.00
42.50-45.50
42.00-43.00
41.50-42.50


56.25 59.00-41.00
56.25 38.00-59.50
-- 56.00-37.00
36.25 59.00-41.00
36.25 38.00-59.50
-- 56.00-57.00


42.50-43.50


45.00-44.00
42.00-42.50

40.50-45.00
40.00-42.50


42.00-45.50


50.00-32.00
50.00-31.00

59.50-41.00
39.00-40.00
58.00-59.00
39.50-41.00
39.00-40.00
58.00-39.00

44.00-45.00


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

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


its -


Lamb -
Prime


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


v


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COMMERCIAL LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER, UNITED STATES, OCTOBER 1960 1/
- - - - - -
Cattle Calves
-- ---- -- : -------------- -- L-- ------


Month and
period


Oct. 1960........
Oct. 1959........
Jan-Oct.1960 2/...
Jan-Oct.1959 !/*..


: Federally: Other Av. : F
: inspected: Com- : Total : live :
i. mercial weight.
Thousand head Pounds
1,745.7 495.2 2,258.9 995
1,586.1 499.9 2,086.0 1,002
16,193.6 4,856.5 21,029.9 1,003
14,444.6 4,587.6 19,032.2 1,014


e
n




4
5


derally: Other .
spected: Comn- : Total
mercial .
-H --H _^ ^ --- ---- --- -- -
Thousand head
516.2 285.8 802.
471.2 277.1 748.2
,506.6 2,453.4 6,760.(
,980.9 2,520.2 6,501.


)


L


Hogs Sheep and lambs


Oct. 1960 ........ 5,407.1
Oct. 1959 ........ 6,646.4
Jan-Oct.1960 2/... 54,693.5
Jan-Oct.1959 27/... 55,402.0
-Excludes farm slaughter.---------
FExcludes farm slaughter.


Month and
_..
- -. Period

Oct. 1960 .......
Oct. 1959 .......
Jan-Oct. 1960 ...
Jan-Oct. 1959 ...


1,045.2 6,452.5 254 1,552.7 172.7 1,525.4 96
1,199.0 7,845.4 233 1,200.1 176.1 1,576.2 97
10,678.1 65,571.6 235 11,729.9 1,552.9 15,282.8 98
10,448.3 65,850.5 236 11,214.2 1,429.0 12,645.2 98
2/ Accumulated totals based on unrounded head and live weight.


COMMERCIAL MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION, UNITED STATES, OCT. 1960 /
Lamb Total
Beef Veal Pork 2/ ~, Tt l Lard 3//
-- -- =- and mutton m eat- *
Nil. lb,. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb. Mil. lb.
1,259 98 884 70 2,511 192
1,186 92 1,060 64 2,402 258
12,003 855 8,943 629 22,428 2,004
10,993 769 8,978 605 21,345 2,106


1/ Excludes farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
3/ Includes rendered pork fat.
AgFicultural Estimates Division.


MEATS AND MEAT PRODUCTS GRADED, OR ACCEPTED AS COMPLYING WITH
SPECIFICATIONS -- BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 1/
- -


Grade


Prine................
Choice......... ...
Good.................
Standard............
Commercial.**.........*
Utility.............
Cutter..............
Canner.............
Cull................


Beef
: Oct. Oct. .
: 1960 1959 -
Thous. pounds
20,9533 19,237
424,730 428,676
140,541 147,544
15,699 14,8653
4,768 4,971
26,377 5,737
1,058 833
119 129


Veal and Calf Lamb


Oct. Oct
1960 l95
Thous. pounds
71
2,816 5,
12,275 12,9
2,908 2,4


260


3_


. Oct.
1960


and mutton
S Oct.
S 1959


Thous. pounds
5,552 205
24,097 19,268
622 2,457


87
L55
310
80

211


109


-- 11 1 5--


Total............. 642g6 61,720 18,2 8 855_ _2,.0. 2.2O4 -

Bull and stag beef.. 700 695
All other meats
and lard.......... 14,556 13,596
1 /Data pertain only to meats offered to the U. S. Department of Agriculture for
grading or acceptance.


SAv.
Live
weight
Pounds
220
215
225
216


<
i








AVERAGE PRICES RECEIVED BY FARMERS FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
--------------------------------------------------------------------/
: Nov.15 : Oct.15 : Sept.15 : Nov.15 : Average
Commodity and unit 1960 1960 1: 960 : 1959 : Jan. 1947-
--------------------- --------- -- ------
Prices received by farmers -
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 16.60 16.90 15.60 12.10 21.90
All beef cattle 19.40 19.10 19.50 20.20 20.20
Cows 15.10 12.90 13.80 13.40 --
Steers and heifers 22.20 21.50 21.50 235.20 -
Calves 21.40 20.80 20.90 23.70 22.60
Sheep 4.81 4.69 4.75 5.25 9.15
lambs 15.90 16.30 16.70 17.20 21.90
Wool 2/ Per lb. it .390 .395 .400 .432 .460
Corn Per bu. .866 .991 1.06 .982 1.64
Oats .588 .597 .601 .669 .852
Barley .793 .843 .817 .879 1.57
Hay, all baled ton 20.60 20.20 19.60 21.00 22.40
Cottonseed i 44.40 42.60 39.20 38.80 71.60
Nov.
HoE-corn price ratio 3/ 1949-58
United States Bushel 19.2 17.1 14.7 12.3 15.8
N. Central States 20.5 17.7 15.2 12.6 14.1
Iowa 22.0 17.7 15.5 13.2
Index numbers: (Av. Jan. 1910-Dec. 1914 = 100) 1947-49
All farm products 241 240 237 251 271
Feed grains and hay 156 147 152 150 250
Meat animals 289 288 285 276 334
Prices paid by farmers -
All commodities 274 274 274 275 240
1/ Estimates of Crop Reporting Board.
2/ Average local market price, excluding incentive payment.
5/ Bushels of corn equal in value to 100 lbs. of hog, live weight.
EFFECTIVE PARITY PRICES FOR LIVESTOCK, FEED AND WOOL 1/
Adjusted : Effective parity prices 3/
Commodity and unit : base :- has-ed n-ndata tor- -_______
prices 2/ Nov. 1960 Oct. 1960 : Nov. 1959
Hogs Per cwt. Dol. 7.14 1. 20 21.20 21.60
Ref cattle i I t 7.92 254-0 23.50 23.10
Calves i t 8.75 26.00 26.00 25.40
Lambs 8.55 25.40 25.40 25.60
Wool Per lb. ,, 4/ .248 .737 .737 .719
Corn bu. n .545 1.62 1.62 5/ 1.71
Oats t" .281 .835 .855 .835
Barley .424 1.26 1.26 1.28
Cottonseed ton 4/ 22.40 66.50 66.50 66.80
1/ Parity prices are computed under the provisions of Title III, Subtitle A, Section 301 (a) of
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 as amended by the Agricultural Acts of 1948, 1949, 1954,
and 1956.
2/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 120-month, January 1950-December 1959 average (includ-
ing an allowance where appropriate for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments result-
ing from price support operations) by dividing by 255 percent (the 120-month average of the
Index of Prices Received by Farmers adjusted to include an allowance for unredeemed loans and
other supplemental payments) unless otherwise noted.
3/ Effective parity prices as computed currently using base prices in effect and indexes for
months indicated. These parity prices are the legally applicable parity prices for the follow-
ing calendar month.
4/ Adjusted base price 1910-14 derived from 10 season average prices 1950-59 (including an
allowance, where appropriate, for unredeemed loans and other supplemental payments resulting
from price support operations).
5/ Transitional parity, nonbasic commodities 45 percent (50 percent during 1959) of parity price
computed under formula in use prior to January 1, 1950.





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


: Kansas
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*City


Fort
Worth : Denver


Ogden
Ogden !


-
- -*~~~ ~ -6 ^ _. _


SLAUGHTER LAMBS:
Prime Dec. 3,
Dec. 5,

Choice Dec. 5,
Dec. 5,
Good Dec. 5,
Dec. 5,


North
Port-
land


(Wooled) 110# down


1960
1959

1960
1959
1960
1959


EWES: (Wooled) All wts.


18.00


17.58
17.98
15.82
17.08


17.52
18.08
16.22
17.20


17.35 --

16.68 16.75
17.85 17.05
15.72 16.15
17.05 16.55


17.50
18.00
16.12
17.48


16.75

16.00
-17.18-
15.25
16.48


16.50
17.25
15.50
16.50


Good and Dec. 3, 1960 5.50 4.58 4.75 5.88* 5.58 4.88
Choice Dec. 5, 1959 4.60 5.42 -- -- 5.58* 4.25 5,00
Cull and Dec. 5, 1960 5.00 4.50 5.88 5.70* 4.75* 4.00 3.75
Utility Dec. 5, 1959 3.75 4.08 6.40* 5.75* 2.50 3.50
FEEDER LAMBS All wts.
Good and Dec. 5, 1960 -- 15.75 15.00 16.95 15.00 14.62
Choice Dec. 5, 1959 17.25 14.40 18.58 15.50 14.75


* Shorn basis.


Number of Cattle and Calves from Canada and Mexico Passed for
Entry into the United States
October 1960, with comparisons
USDA ARS Animal Inspection and Quarantine Div.

Moh a p Canada Me
Month and period ---- ----- -- ----- -- --------
: 1960 : 1959 : 1960 1
--- ------- -------------------- -- ------ ----
Head Head Head
October ............... 27,214 59,509 7,441
Jan.-Oct ............... 199,242 280,940 255,560


Note: During Jan.-Oct. this year 1,785
with 11,380 sheep and 4,552 hogs a year


sheep and 14,575 hogs were received
ago.


froi


ico
1959
Head
7,725
291,956
m Canada compared


Classification


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