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BUREAU OF


AGRICULTURAL


ECONOMIC


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STATES DEPARTMENT


OF AGR


CULTURE


LMS-45


NOVEMBER 1950


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Approved


by the


Outlook and Situation Board,


November


1950


SUIMARY


last
been
veal
decl
priac
have


Meat production this fall h
fall. Compared with this per
slightly larger, pork product
and lamb production are down.
ned about the same percentage
a have been generally steady
increased.


as been running a little larger
iod a year earlier, output of be
ion is up a little more than bee
Prices farmers received for hog
as usual for the season. Beef
while prices of lambs and mature


than
ef has
f but
s have
cattle
sheep


Hog slaughter
December, and to declad
what larger this fall
this winter from last
usual percentage seas
year earlier. Rising


is expected to reach its peak before
ine seasonally thereafter. Slaughter
than last, and will probably not dif
winter. Although hog prices have sh
onal decline this fall they have been
prices are expected around the turn


the middle of
has been some-
fer greatly
own about the
higher than a
of the year.


Cattle


slaughter


from August


through


October was nearly


stable


a little smaller
as last, and for
ly, supplies of c
fewer grass cattle
keted later this
The large numbers
weights by about
duction has been
cattle slaughter


continue


somewhat


than last year.
1950 may total
attle for slaug
e than usual fo
fall than in mo
of well-finish
18 pounds above
slightly larger
d. In the next
larger than a


Itt
about
hter
r the
st ye
ed fe
a ye


may
as
have
sea
ars,
d ca
ar e


not
large
inc
son.
and
ttle
arli


this fall
few months


drop
eas
luded
Fed
much
have
er.


s much
* year
more f
cattle
later
raised
onsequ
t desp


ed cattli
have be
than in
average
ently, b
ite the


but
I mar-
49.
laughter
f pro-
ver


will probably


year previously.


than
years
number
will
be fe
last


Fewer cattle have been shipped into the feeding area this fall
last, but the number is as high as, or higher than in most previous
. Total numbers on feed, however, will be at a high level. The
r expected to move to feed lots throughout the late fall and winter
be substantial though below last year. Record numbers will probably
d in California, and numbers on feed will be as large or larger than
year in most of the other Western States.


better


ble this past summer and fall
earlier. Prices of the lower
have been higher than last ye
which raised prices to record
lower grade slaughter cattle.
likely to increase moderately


grades


of cattle have


, but in November were lower than a year
Grades have declined less than usual and
ar. Very strong demand for feeder cattle
levels, has tended to support prices of
Prices of the better grades of cattle a
this winter, as the supply declines and


-I -. P t


during late fall
earlier. Recent-


than las


beef production


Prices


been exceptionally sta-




NOVE1.SF;


1950


this year than last, move,
and slaughter will likely


ment


to the Corn Belt


was earlier


than last fall


be earlier.


Prices


November
occur.


Choice


the week en
demand for


of lambs


were


Prices


have


advanced recently


00 higher than last


of mature


slaughter ewes
ded July 1, re


breeding


stock


have


1I


at Chicago,
ached $15.50
is a factor


year.


and for the w
Some further


early doubled
which average


eek ending


increase


since mid-year.


ed $8.55


the week ended November


in this


price


may
Good


100 pounds
8. Strong


rise.


Slaughter


of calves has


been smaller


than last


year


and for the next


few months


is expected


to continue


below a year earlier.


Prices,


now near


a record high,


be well maintained.


REVIEW


AND OUTLOOK


Meat Production This Fall
Slightly Above Last Year


Total meat


production


this


fall has


been a little


larger


than last


fall.


Pork and


beef


production has


been larger


this


fall


than last,


production


of veal and


lamb


and mutton are


down


considerably


from last


year. The 14,573 million
January through September


pounds
were 2


of meat


produced


percent more


commercially from


than production


in the


same
tion


for the


nine mon
of which


past


.ths


of 1949.


was up 6.5
9 months, w


h


Almost all


percent f:
ile below


the increase


rom 1949.


1949


levels


w


utput
since


as in pork,
of lamb and
mid-year,


produ -
Smutton
totaled


percent above


same


months


last


year.


The seasonal


was less


than usual


peak
this


in slaughter o
fall. Monthly


f cattle a
slaughter


of sheep and lambs


of each


species


almost constant from August


little


below the


same months


through C
of 1949.


October C
However,


!attle


slaughter was


during November the


a
week-


cattle


vember


194


the remaining


slaughter under F
9. Nevertheless,


weeks


federall
there


inspection held


also


of 1950 and cattle


be less


slaughter may


better than


in No-


seasonal decline


be moderately


during
larger


than


in the


samne


period


a year earlier.


Hog slaughter


increased


in November


and moved


toward a seasonal


peak expected
in October and


abcut early
the month's


December.


total


Weekly


under


Federal


slaughter was


inspection


about


stable


was up 3


per-


cent
over


from last October,


last


year.


slaughter


slaughter


in November has


in the entire


fall and


shown a
winter


bigger gain


season


will


total larger than a


larger than


the 1949


year earlier
spring crop.


because


the 1950


spring pig crop was


Slaughter weights


of cattle


and hogs


have


been heavier


this


fall


than last.


In October and November,


average


dressed


weight


of cattle


slaughtered u
year earlier,


rnder


Federal


and hogs


were


inspection


around


was around


pounds


18 pounds heavier than a


heavier.


These differences,


was


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LMS-45

A Little More Meat Likely in
First Quarter of 1951 Than
in Same Quarter of 1950


Meat


1951,
same
more


production


will


comparisons with


relationships


pork,


increase i
5 percent.


not much


by kind
change


decrease


seasonally


a year earlier are


of meat as


S:


m pork production


Beef


year earlier,
of fed cattle.


which
wheat


will


caine


pastures,


production


will


Lamb


largely
will be


inclu


n beef, and le
over the first
in early 1951
de larger than


and mutton supplies


from


year' s


smaller than


in the first quarter


expected


to show about


in the current period--somewhat


s veal,
quarter


lamb


and mutton.


of 1950 may


will not differ


usual


quantities


in the first
lamb crop now


in the same months


few mo


be about


greatly


from a


from slaughter
nths of 1951,


on feed and
of 1950.


Fed Cattle in Liberal Supply;
Fever Grass Cattle


Outstanding


features


of cattle marketing


this


year


have


been


sharp


top
this


seasonal


quality
fall.


been of


trends


cattle,


in fed cattle,


the small


An exceptionally high
fed cattle.


During most


years


the lateness


supplies of g
proportion of


the proportion


peak


rass ca
cattle


t


supplies


tie for slaughter
slaughter this fa


of well-finished cattle


11


in slaughter


supplies i
Marketings


s associated
of Good and


mid-winter and reach


lots
have
table


to slaughter.


opposite
1).


trends


with
bette


a high


the marketing


r


grades


of cattle


of cattle


out of


are usually


in the summer when cattle


Marketings.of M
, being largest


mediumm and


move


Common grades


in the winter


(see


feed lots.,
smallest in
out of feed
of fed cattle


cover chart and


This


year,


the usual


seasonal


trends


were


exaggerated.


Marketings


of Good and Choice


cattle


were


unusually


small


during


the first


few months,


then increased rapidly during the


summer and


continued large


during the


fall.
clining


Their
supply


large
y last


supply this
fall. Rec


fall
eipts


is in contrast with


of Good and


Choice


their sharply d
slaughter steers


at Chicago
below the


in each month


same


September and


month of 1949,
in October were


from January through August


in September were


up 58 percent


were


12 per


from October


considerably
cent above last


l949,


Marketing


of Medium and .Common steers


were


large


early


in 1950,


but dropped off faster than


lower grades


about


because


they


early in 1950 and


many cattle


went


ordinarily do.


of top
on feed


grades


late


in the fall


The preponderance
in the year has


of 1949 at


ligh


of
come
t weight,


and required a long


feeders probably


winter instead
then current p


r


feeding period


sent many


of their


of holding then
ices would not


to gain
cattle


ito a higher g
be maintained.


the desired finish.


to market as


trade


because


Also,


high Mediums


they


feared


A third reason for the


last
the
1950


pattern is the
Q10l +hni, ivP 10


larger movements


tAn 4 n'Pn


-it v llna n


to feed lots
a A .o 1inI- +.v


in late
o^inTn a


winter and


lcaca


,in


spring
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In contrast with,


this


fall has


been


offsetting,


the small run of


grass


he large
cattle.


receipts
Receipts


of fed cattle
of cattle


classed as


were


"grass"


only 60 percent


cattle were marketed


peak


in October,


in order to utilize
Weekly marketing o


year or early


in 1951


at 7 markets during the


of those


in the


unusually early


this
the go


grass
, but


year they are
od pastures a


same


six weeks ending November


period


in the fall


last year.


of 1949


However,


before


11
grass


the usual


be .ng held longer than last


nd feed


cattle may reach


season's


total


crops


in the


last year's


will


range


level late


be short


of last


year


States


this
year


the increased number retained for feeding or


Price Spread Between Cattle Grades


breeding


Narrow


Unusually heavy receipts


of well-fed


cattle


and relatively short


supplies
movement
in prices


much
have
beef


less


of other cattle


y grades
of Good,


than last


been small.


steers


100 pounds


(see


Choice


fall.


Since


at Chicago


this


chart


fall have modified


on page


and Prime
Declines


steers


the usual


table


have


for prices


March the weekly average
has fluctuated between ($


in the three


weeks ended November


seasonal


Seasonal


been less


of Medium and


price


price


increases


than usual and


Common


of Choice


1.00 and $3


.00


18 averaged $32


steers


and Prime
) per
.51.


This November price


was about $4.00 below the


price


in November


last


year


Prices
November
lier.


of Common steers declined


in the latter month


spread


only slowly and


between


prices


only 50 cents


100 pounds


was about $5.00 higher


for Choice


is rather narrow for the


Common


season.


from May


than a year ear-


steers


At $8.


has widened


in November,


it was much


less than


the $17


last November


(see


table


Table


- Spread


between


price s


of Choice


and Common slaughter


steers


Chicago,


by months,


1949


Month


: Price
:Choice


Prime
steers
Dollars


1950
100 pounds


Common
steers
Dollars


: Spread,
Super 100C
* pounds


Dollars


: Price
:Choice


Prime
steers
Dollars


1949
100 pounds


Common
steers
Dollars


* Spread,
. per 100
. pounds


Dollars


Jan.


Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.


Nov.
Dec.


20.44


34.70
32.24
30.94
31.34
31.34
31.63
31.37


31.94
1/32.51


24.44
24.68
24.16


24.08
22.76


weeks ended NovembarI


29.41


13.15
10.11
7.99
6.90
6.66
7.47
7.86
7.92
9.18


26.12
27.51
27.02
28.01
31.33
34.27


37.77


20.49
18.39
21.21


22.07
21.26
19.27
18.20
17.83
18.48
19.02
19.23


4.67


4.05
6.25
7.75
9.81


15.79


18,54


Average.


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r,


111.


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NOVEMBER


1950


10 -


Prices


of Top Grade


Cattle


May Trend Higher


months


Prices
ahead.


of the


price


grade s
spread


of fed
between


cattle may trend


somewhat


grades may thus widen,


higher in
t it is not


expected


to be as wide


as last


winter.


Rising


finished


year


cattle


earlier,


crease material


consumer


incomes


are factors


slaughter
lly in th


and a


in this


supplies


e next


couple


seasonal decline


outlook.


Good


Although
better st


in supplies
likely to


eers


of the
exceed


are expected


best
those
to de-


of months.


Cattle


Feeding to Continue Lare


Indications


A larger
and light


than


usual


weight


are that
part of


the volume
it will be


of cattle feeding will
longer term feeding st


continue


arting wit


large.
h calves


steers.


The relatively heavy into-feedlot movement


last


winter


spring


provided most


into


feeding


feeding,


might


of the large s
areas this fall


restrict


laughter


than


supplies


las


supplies
t, and t


this


fall.


he continued


for slaughter in


the first


The smaller movement


emphasis


on long-term


quarter of


Hence,


slaughter


at the end


similar
in 1951


of fed cattle may


of its seasonal


to that


will


in the


probably n


decline


first half
ot exceed


be slow to


during
of 1950.


increase


the winter.
Because o


corresponding periods


in the spring


This


f it,


of 1951,


pattern would


total


cattle


of 1950 until


slaughter
second


half


of the year.


Hog Price Decline
Not Unusually L


This Fall


Hog prices


receipts
the week


high


have
ending


of $24.48


The rate


have


increased.
g November
the week


of price


decline


been


declining


average


was


$18.53


season
price
per


ended August


so far


been


nally


since


of barrows
100 pounds,


$2.14


about


above
same


late in A
and gilts
$5.95 bel


same


as that


u


.gust as market
at Chicago for


ow this year's


week


of 1949.


of the last


two years.
increase may


he low point
be expected


in hog prices may


around


the first


occur


of the


in December


and a


seasonal


year.


price


that


time


decline


hog marketing


timed marketing


starting in Aug
were relatively


September;


ust


was


stable.


the price


interrupted i
Apparently,


decline


.n mid-October.
many producers


in that month


brought


seasonal rise


of marketing


to a temporary halt


in October.


Although marketing


earlier,


prices


of a stronger de


of hogs are li
mand for meat.


are expected


to be larger this


kely to remain above


those


winter than


of last


year


a year
because


Sheep and Lamb
Slaughter on


Prices


Decline


n~~~~~~~1 a a


1951.


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moving from $8.55 per 100 pounds in
This was a new high for the 30 years


The average


farm pri


that week to $15.50 the week
for which comparable figures


of sheep in October


was the highest


ending November l8.
are available.


in 40 years


of record.


Current
11 perc
slaught
being r
y low


Slaughter
receipts
ent were
er, toget
detained f
combined


of
fo
mat
her
or
she


sheep and
r slaughter
ure sheep--
with the s


lambs has been below a year ago since mid-July.
are mostly lambs and yearlings. In October only
a low percentage for the season. This small sheep
substantial proportion of this years lambs that are


breeding stock or going on
ep and lamb slaughter.


feed,


has accounted


for the


relative-


Lambs moved


Shipments of
were 7 perce
set by small
be fed there
market before
as large as
and lambs wi
this year to


sh
nt
er
wi
e J
las
11


feed lots


eep and
above th
shipment
11 be be
january 1
t fall.
probably


near


from


.ambs into
same there
during th
ow last ye
and will p
Such market
bring the


the level


the range


8 Corn Be
e months
e remained
ar. Many
probably d
tings alo
number of


a year


areas


it Stat
a year
er of t
of the
o so if
ng with
sheep


earlier


than


usual


during July through


o. This will
year, and th
lambs will b
he discount o:
their expected


slaughtered


part
tal
ady
avy
eipt


the last


I 1. I


t


nis year.
September
ially off-
number to
to come to
lambs is
s of sheep


weeks of


ago.


Slaughter


after


first


the year will


decline


seasonally to


a low point


about April and will be comprised largely of lambs
The rate of slaughter may be moderately below that
first quarter of 1950.


from feed lots or wheat pastures.
of corresponding periods of the


Feed Supplies
Because
improved duri
ity of crops
estimate of t
yields of lat
conditions.
enabled growe
rapidly and w
stock product
a longer peri


Improved During October
e of unusually favorable
ng October. The princip
harvested rather than in
total feed grain product
e-maturing portions of s
Sunny and dry weather gr
rs to harvest soybeans,
ith a minimum of loss..


ion and marketing is
od, and to reduce the


da


weather in


al gain
increase
on was p
ome crop
eatly re
sorghum
The net
allow fe
nger of


has b
ed yi
racti
s wer
duced
grain
effect
eders
gluts


the Corn Belt,


en in pasture


Ids of gr
ally the
increase
the quant
, sugar b
of these
to extend


ain.
same
d by
ity
eets
con


the feed


s an
Wh: h
as
the
of s
,and
diti


situation


Sthe qual-
the Ncreter
october,
orable
corn, and
.er crops
on liver-


their operations over


marketing.


States
quite
winter


Good
have


to excellent pasture feed
encouraged farmers there


likely that marketing
season.


from


that


conditions throughout most of the
hold cattle later than usual.
area may be distributed over mu


v


Great Plain
Hence,it is
ch of the


Demand for Meat


Continues


Strong


demand


for meat


and meat


animals


continued


to increase


during


the last


few month
The sudde
in demand
comes. T
8 percent
n .n fl n- ^ ^h^~.% vLkLJH k^iBc ^fj*icJK


due to expanding consumer
impact of inflationary pre


for meat
he retail
greater t
-*


than
valu
han


e
*


norma
of m
n the


Inc
ssu


lly would b
eat consume
same quart


omes
res
e ex
d in
er o


as a result


this s
pected
the t
f 1949
-- 1. ..


summer r
from t
third qu
. The
JL r7 .. -


defen
Cited
rise
er of
rease


- -.- I.)


se activities.
in larger increases
in consumer in-
1950 was about
in disposable
^5 4 5 'S3


):


i







NOVEMBER 1950


-12-.


Selected


Price


Statistics


for Meat Animals 1,


__ __ __ 1950
Jan. Oat. _______1950__
Item Unit : 1949 I a
: 1949 : 1950 t 06t. g Sept. Oct. 2
i___ i*__ i :____


Cattle and


calves.


Beef steers,


slaughter


aDollars


Chicago, Choice
Good .........


Medium ..
Connon ..


and Prime


:100 pounds


...I..C. ... t... ..... .......*
.*. S .0...S@tI**.*... S S


All grades


Omaha, all
Sioux City,
Cows, Chicago
Good ......
Conmon ....


Canner
Vealers,


grades .....
all, grades


and Cutter .....
Good and Choice,


Stocker and feeder steers


Price received by
Beef battle ....
Veal calves ....


Hogs
Barrows and
Chicago
160-180
180-200
200-220
220-240


tanmers


... I **.... *


Chicago
Kansas


*5*St*
......


gilts

pounds
pounds
pounds
pounds


240-270 pounds
270-300 pounds
All weights .


Seven
Sows, C


markets


hicago .;...


Price received by


)II I IllS


* S S S S S S *,* S S S S St~~t
S~S S S 555 *S*SS*SSS *** SOS
*5 5555S~t*SS* **SS~ ~ 55*
*5*t** 555.55.5... S55***S
* S S S S S 5555505****ct~ S S S


farmers


Hog-corn price ratio 5/
Chicago, narrows and


Price


received


. S. 0 ******* .


by farmers, all


I..*


s 28.10
= 25.79
* 22.94
: 19.84
S25.556
a 24.24
S24.47

: 19.06


: 27.71
: 21.90
I
S20.11
: 23.18


20.18
:. 20.61
20.70
20.56
20.17
19.566
20.00
19.87
16.73
18.93

15.1
2 16.0


26.53
23.07
28.54
27.28
27.47

21.64


22.71
26.81


18.9f
19.57
19.74
19.67


25.24
18.48
28.93
26.24
29.04


17.65
2/14.34
0/1.539
27.02
20.57


19.20
21.70


17.36
17.93
18.15
' 18.31
18.34
S18.27.
18.10
18.08
16.84
S17.60


23.29
20.26
17.42
32.956
26.90

24.70
28.00


20.28
21.45
21.98
22.;30


51.94
50.42
27.56
22.76
30.49
29.44
29.56

22.10
19.68
16.74
32.62
26.92

24.30
27.50


19.07
19.51
19.72
19.84
19.87
19.82
19.864
19.47
18.41
19.20


Sheep and lambs
Sheep
Slaughter e


Price
Lambs


wes,


received


Slaughter
Feeding,


I


Good and Choice,
y farmers ****..


Good and Choice,


jiie rgo


Chicago


Good and Choice, Omaha ....


Price received


farmers


, do.


,, 1fl77
S9.63
S*
S26.03
:6/23.06
S23.00


26.68
7/26.70
24.22


23.76
23.28
21.50


All meat animals
Index number price
(1910-14-100) ...


received


farmers
. *.. .. $ 5.. 5.


Meat
Wholesale,
Steer be


Chicago
'ef carcass,


Lamb carcass,
Composite hog


sDollars


500-600
pounds .


Good,


products, including


72.84 pounds fresh .........


Average per 100 pounds ***
71.32 pounds fresh and ouredc
Average per 100 pounds ...
Retail, United States average
Beef, Good grade .............
Lamb ..l*. ...e.. ee.o.. eee***


Pork,


including


lard .........


in An n a nf .4 '. na


pounds

lard


per:


:100 pounds
I do.

: Dollars


I ....SSS*


S. 50*,S1


i Cents
:per pound


S41.96
S50.49
S
: 21.72
. 29.82
S26.36
36.56

66.3
68.3
41.9


46.14
8j 1.64


20.64
28.20
23.80
33.37


47.82
46.12

19.27
26.46
23.77
33.33


48.359
62.66


23.20
31.85
27.04
37.91


48.15
50.06


20.20
27.73
24.18
33.90


4L%&I*AII feU LA*D O ILiA


pert


;BE


J







11845


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Selected marketing, slaughter and


stocks


statistics for meat animals and meats I/


Jan.rOnt,


: 1950


S19S49
2 Oct.


: Sept.


: Oct.


Meat animal


marketing


Index number (1935-39.100) ..

Stooker and feeder shipments to


8 Corn Belt


States


Cattle and calves ..
Sheep and lambs ....


:1,000
.:head
** do.


: 2,628
1 2,254


2,405
2,424


Slaughter under Federal inspection
Number slaughtered
Cattle .....*.................*
Calves ....................
Sheep and lambs ..,...,,...,.
Hogs *.....*s.Se*t*t*..*e ...**
Percentage sows ............
Average live weight per head


Cattle ..........
Calves *......*****..*
Sheep and lambs
Hogs *...*.....*.**
Average production
Beef, per head ..


......


.... do.
.....* do.
*....: do.
*.... do.
*.*...:Percent


* .... ... .
S. *... S*.S...


11,041
S5,5354
10.018
40,551
, 16


10,842
4,899
9,862
44,043


1,1566
568
1,172
4,956
11


1,196
488
1,0653
4,137
16


1,169
515
1,081
5,102


.*Pounds
. do.


......: do.
S****** de
......: do.

......: do.


Veal, per head ....................******************** do.
Lamb and button, p er head .........: do.
Pork, per head a ****,.....**.,: do.
Pork, per 100 pounds live weight /: do.
Lard, per head **.....***........*......: do.
Lard, per 100 pounds live weight ..: do.


Total production
Beef ....**.* .........
Yeal .....,..........e..
Lamb and mutton .........
Pork S/ .........,....
Lard ..eee****e*eee'e...

Total commneroial slaughter 4/
Number slaughtered
Cattle ......*......**...**


Calves *********
Sheep and lamb **
Hogs .....o.***
Total production
Beef ..**.....**.****..
Veal .............
Lamb and mutton ..


Lard ;..........


:Million
:pounds
: do.
: do.


..a: do.
*.. : do,


:1,000
:head


**.*** *** S
*******0.9 .** *'***


: do.


Zl8fjlljon


:pounds
: do.


: d0.
: do,.
: do.


2 5,876
: 611
2 439
: 5,670
: 1,492


2 984
2208
S96
y 247


2/521
2/134
/45
135
57
31


2g609
/ 67
V 47
2667
/l66


2/65,824
j'563
2/ 449
I/e,044
SI1.560o


16,049
: 9,027
: 11,059
S49,072


1,682
947
1,287
5,871


S7,674
: 1,024
* 482
6,781
1,686


1,618
8533
1,164
4,993


Cold storage stocks first of month


Veal e.. .,...*****
Lamb and button ........


: do.
: do.


Pork ...............*........*..*..... do. t -- -- 206 304 241 221

SEAual dai a or nos" series putlishe aao pp o a.non, Feruary 195.
2E estimated from weekly data.


Item


1950


Nov.






U. S. Department
Washington 25, D


of Agriculture
. C.


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payment


postage


use to avoid
$300


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