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7uVd LIVESTO DIVISION Wed4




MARKET REVIEWS AND STATISTICS

Vol. 24, No. 6 February 7, 1956

Week ended February 4

Page
Livestock Market Reviews. . 104
Livestock Market Receipts (with monthly totals) 106
Feeder and Stocker Statistics . 107
Steer Sale Statistics (with monthly totals) 108
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production 110
Slaughter at Major Centers. . 111
Cattle Prices .. . 112
Hog Prices . . 113
Hog Purchase Statistics (with monthly totals) 114
Sheep and Lamb Prices . 116
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts. 111
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews. .. 117
Wholesale Meat Prices . 119
Wool Market Review ....... . 120

Special to this issue

Livestock Slaughter Meat and Lard Production,
December 1955 ... ....... 116
Livestock Prices and Composite Meat Values,
January 1956 121
United States Exports and Imports of Meats,
November 1955 . . 122
United States Exports and Imports of Livestock,
November 1955 . 123

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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
LIVESTOCK DIVISION
Washington 25; D. C.-


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104
MIDWEST LIVESTOCK MARKET REVIEW

Livestock receipts at the week's opening were below normal and prices showed
a general advance, Marketings increased later and prices turned lower, with late
sales showing a general decline compared with a week earlier. Slaughter steers
and heifers closed weak to 50 lower at the majority of markets, instances showing
greater downturns, with longfed steers over 1200# still marketed in liberal volume.
Stocker cattle closed strong but feeder steers over 800# and fleshy feeder heifers
sold at steady to weak prices. After advancing Monday, hog prices dropped steadily
and late sales of butchers were from 50-411.25 lower than a week earlier. Slaughter
lambs lost early price strength, with late transactions unevenly steady to 1.50
lower, majority 50-1.00 off.
SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES
Unfavorable weather hampered the movement of cattle at the week's opening and
Monday's receipts of 95,000 at 12 markets were with one exception the smallest
Monday run since last July. Prices advanced that day but were under pressure the
remainder of the week and both steers and heifers closed with net declines for the
week at most midwest markets* Late sales of steers and heifers were largely weak
to 500 lower than a week earlier. At Chicago steers retained part of the early
strength while heifers closed there weak to 50 lower, instances S1,50 off. At
Omaha declines of 50-..A1,50 featured the steer trade with most pressure on Good to
average-Choice steers under 1100#. Cows were in good demand and prices advanced
500-$1,00, bulls closing steady to 500 higher. Vealers sold unevenly steady to as
much as $3,00 higher for the week.
At most points steers over 1100# showed greatest downturn, and continued to
sell at substantial discounts, grade for grade, from lighterweights. At Chicago
the average weight of beef steers was 1161# for the week, a few pounds under the
week before but still 61# above a year ago. At Omaha the average was 53# above
a year ago, at Sioux City 60# and at St. Louis National Stock Yards 43# heavier
than a year ago, Nearly 23 percent of the beef steers at Chicago graded Prime but
at other midwest markets, steers of this grade were very scarce,
At Chicago a few loads of average to high-Prime 965-1300# steers cashed at
$24,50-24675, two loads high-Prime $25.25. Most Prime steers under 1300# sold
from t23,50-24.25, with Prime offerings around 1350# upward mainly $18,00-22,50,
indicating to some extent the discounts for excessive weight. A few loads of low-
Choice 1300-1500# brought t17,50, some low-Good 1620-1675# at $15.50-16,00, Most
Good to low-Choice steers sold at Chicago from t15,50-18.50. Loadlots of Prime
1019-1080# heifers cashed there at $21.75-22.25, Choice 1171# $18,00,bulk Good
to high-Choice $15,50-21,00. At other midwest markets most Good and Choice steers
brought $15,50-20,00, occasional loads high-Choice and Prime $20.50-22,50, with
one load of Prime 1048# steers at $23.50 at Sioux City.
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES
Receipts of stocker and feeder cattle were moderately smaller than the
previous week. Shipments of steers to the country from the 10 markets totaled
13,894 head compared with 17,167 the previous week and 15,648 a year ago. A fairly
large percent of the seasonally moderate supplies consisted of Good and low-Choice
600-9500 yearling and two-year-old steers. However, scattered shipments of Choice
under 600t stockers and a few loads of high quality over 8001 feeders also were
marketed, Cold and snow hit much of the midwest. Consequently, adverse weather
as well as a continued depressed fat cattle trade might have been expected to slow
the demand for stockers. However, trading for stocker cattle again was featured
by a fairly aggressive demand, and prices on such offerings, including cows, were
generally steady to 500 higher. At the same time, buyers of feedlot replacements
still were inclined to proceed with a good deal of caution in face of the currently
unfavorable price relationship between fats and feeders. Consequently, feeder





105
steers b00t up long with fleshy feeder heifers'usually sold rather slowly at
steady to easier prices. Stockers 700# down have for a number df weeks commanded
a very material premium over the same grades of feeders 80C, up, and with the price=
gap tending to widen still further, Choice under 600# yearlings during the week
under review sold as much as $4,00 higher than Choice l00# feeders. At Kansas
City the average cost of t18.14 for all steers in a 500-700- weight range was
t2.76 under a year ego while the average of 416.56 for feeders 800 up was $4.55
below z year ago. Meanwhile. the week's average price of t17.80 for all fed steers
on that market wes t5.61 under a year ago. High quality, fleshy 99- Angus steers
brought 18.50 and a shipment of high-Choice 754# Angus yearling feeders reached
$19.50. However, very few steers 850,,j up exceeded t17.50, In contrast, Good and
Choice yearling stock steers sold from $16.50-21.50, A few loads of Choice steer
calves brought $21.50-22.00,, high-Choice being virtually absent, The limited
number of stock cows available were in good demand, Medium Lnd Good grades going
largely from $10.00-12,25.
HOGS
Hog prices strengthened at midwest markets at the week's opening and equaled
or exceeded the highest prices of the season. Prices declined on following days,
however, and netted downturns of 500-t1.25 on butchers compLred with a week ago.
Trends on sows varied from steady to as much as 1,50 lower with scme widening in
the spread between light End heavy sows at most markets. Hog receipts for the week
were well below recent winter peeks, but more than adequate for the curtailed
slaughter schedules and frequently poor shipping demand. The combined 12 terminal
markets and Interior are& rceipts were the largest of any comparable week since
1952 and moderately larger than the previous week, but substantially below the
average of the past few months. Some carryovers occurred the latter part of the
week as demand narrowed due to lEte declines in the wholesalN pork trade, In some
sections of the midwest supplies of butchers under 240# increased, with about 75
percent of Interior area offerings in this weight class. The proportion of butchers
270# up also increased at some markets. Prices for butchers were frequently 50#-
$1.00 apart on comparable weights due to the wide degree of finish and decided
preference for U. S, No. 1 and 2 grades over 2 and 3 lots,
Stocker and feeder pig prices remained steady at Sioux City with Good and
Choice selling at 410.00-11.00. Prices at South St. Paul closed 1,.00 lower at
$10.00-10.50. A few lots sold at Kansas City from t10.00-11.50,
SHEEP AND LAMBS
Receipts at midwest markets were about 20 percent smaller than the previous
week and likewise substantially below a year ago. Despite the reduction in market-
ings, lambs sold unevenly steady to 1.50 lower, mainly 500 or more off, with lower
wholesale dressed lamb prices the main bearish influence in the trade. Curtailed
shipping demand at some points also tended to increase pressure on lamb prices.
Slaughter sheep as well as feeder lambs sold steady to 50# higher, Fat lambs
weighing over I05-110# were discounted 50#-A2.00, instances as much as $3.00 for
around 130# and heavier. Most Good to Prime wooled lambs 110f down sold at $17,00-
20.25, a few loads Choice and Prime, mainly early in the week, reaching t20.50-
21.50. host 111-132f brought t16.50-19.50. Good to Prime shorn lambs carrying
No. 1 to summer shorn pelts sold at $17.00-19,75, a few Prime at St. Louis National
Stock Yards $20,00-20.50, while those with No, 3 pelts at Fort Worth bulked at
$15.00-16,50. Cull lambs sold down to t10.00, Cull to Choice slaughter ewes
brought t3.0n-8.00. Medium to Choice feeder lambs cashed from $14.00-19.50.


Continued on page 124,





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R1:CEIPI'S, SALABLE AMD TOTAL OF LIVES100C .'T PUBLIC STOCKYARDS
Month of January


Cattle


Calves


- Salable : Total Salable Total
S1956 j_ 1955 1 19516 : 19[5 _1956 1 _1955 1956 :_ 1955


Chicago 220,925
Cincinnati 18,386
Denver 75,325
Fort Worth 38,317
Indianapolis 41,393
Kansas City 122,792
Oklahoma City 57,252
Omaha .198,077
St. Joseph 77,305
St. Louis NSY 84,000
Sioux City 122,345
S. St. Paul 100,910


192,030
19,771
84,355
44,303
42,489
97,943
52,696
193,817
68,699
73,142
115,250
93,350


1,157,027


229,599 193,735
24,509 24,116
93,384 108,112
53,096 58,899
41,662 42,932
151,056 134,484
65,784 58,413
200,749 199,077
78,427 69,608
93,074 82,870
127,868 118,320
104,659 97,970


1,263,867


6,408
4,453
10,504
9,738
4,431
7,022
4,248
4,102
3,647
15,339
7,035
56 752
133,679


6,239
4,604
16,273
13,311
5,745
7,713
8,041
5,527
4,051
16,807
7,703
47 918


10,092
4,453
10,859
15,290
4,431
14,606
4,676
4,412
4,506
18,890
8,780
67 .518
168. 513


9,289
4,787
20,715
18,235
5,745
19,722
9,175
5,834
4,828
24,093
8,215
49 459


-7 -- L7845it 1,188,536 143,932- -180,097


Sheep


Chicago
Cincinnati
Denver
Fort Worth
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Oklahoma City
Omaha
St. Joseph
St. Louis NSY
Sioux City
S. St. Paul


Total


301,522
82,567
18,764
11,427
248,125
50,731
12,846
279,517
146,623
279,615
255,302
374,475
1,061,514


267,492
66,547
22,227
9,590
202,882
40,744
13,349
246,474
122,176
216,021
224,952
270 809


342,827
89,153
68,467
87,551
248,125
63,135
94,684
396,005
207,572
333,287
274,429
3697 2 01
2,602,440


309,861 66,899
70,292 2,998
65,601 77,562
67,952 57,553
202,882 23,454
56,373 26,327
52,962 10,789
333,844 61,474
166,840 23,701
252,894 33,901
238,079 46,308
300.784 76 890
507,856


62,155
3,292
73,045
51,465
20,661
31,739
11,273
90,595
24,079
29,943
54,225
63 _862


70,289
4,574
97,735
74,243
23,454
57,137
21,381
92,177
55,881
48,874
59,672
110,049
715,466


67,206
3,511
104,543
68,203
20,661
79,033
11,726
113,837
66,401
46,484
64,900
86,293


1,703,263 2,118,364 516,334 732,798

INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTIFERN MINNESOTA
Ho2s Sheep
January 1956 1,876,000 141,400
January 19 1,654,500 152,200


Market


Total


Hogs


2





WEEKLY kFCEIPrS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PuBLaC inARKETS


T ------- Cot


Market


Chicago...........
Cincinnati........
Derver ...........
Fort Wurth..---........
Indianapolis ....-..--
Kansas City.------
Oklahoma City......
Omaha .............
St. Joseph...--.....
St. Louis NSY.......
Sioux City--........
S. St. Paul..........-


I,
I
I
I
|


Ie Calves Hs Sheep
F"eb. Feb. : Feb. "b. Feb, Feb." Feb.
5 4 44 5 4 5
1955 19F6 195F 19 6 1955 : 1956 1955
... ...... .- ...... ..--,.. .. ...... ....----------------.. .---------------


- Feb'
4
1956
42, 48
3,6C9
12,772
7,123
8,014
23,150
11, 897
39,422
13,864
15,372
24,117
19,002


1,232
1,244
331
1,723
903
1,478
795
927
683
3,017
599
11,621


1,380
1,134
1,065
2,365
1,175
1,426
1,174
739
835
3,338
555
11 568


55,776
16,530
3,587
3,131
57,218
11,352
3,044
53,436
33,852
55,214
44,483
73,740


56,085
17,483
3,706
2,025
51,277
7,056
2,951
41,707
21,922
45,462
41,183
61,297


12,193
584
17 917
12,809
3,581
3,365
2,647
11,329
4,207
4,043
8,932
14,954


15,685
518
23,933
11,327
3,127
2,736
1,605
19,530
4,777
3,718
11,159
14,669


Tot.------------.220,840 203,355 24:553 26,764 412,363 352,154 96,581 112,784
" Jan,28,1956 246,102 24,639 390,275 120,906
INTERIOR IO\VA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Week endec: Hogs Shaep
Feb. 4, 1956 --------..-..----- 371,500 30,200
Jan. 28, 1956 ...--.--..---... 340,000 32,700
Feb. F, 1955 --------------- 299,500 29,400
FEEDER AND STOTCER CATTLE: AVERAGE CO~T, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
). ek .-ndej Mont.l 12 months
------ ------ --7 -- --- -- --- -- --- -- --- --
Feo. 2 Jan. 23o Feb. 3 Jan. Jan. Jan. Dec.
1956 19F6 19F5 19F6 1955 1955
-- -- tg -- ---- -------------- ---- --- -------------------------------ji,
Steers 11O oup 441 594 681 1,891 2,225 32,767
901-1003 1,479 1.453 2 536 6 095 8,611 86,644
801-900 2,151 3,977 2,690 16 183 15,367 163,061
701-800 2,746 3,562 2,980 17,268 17,526 245,933
501-700 7,077 7,591 6,761 34,768 44,818 583,739


Total steers 10 mkts.
Av. wts. "
Av.cost*" "
" Chicago
" "Ks. City
" Omoha
" "S. St. Paul
S" Sioux City
Derver
Ft. Worth
Okla. City
S. St. Joseph
Natl. Stk. Yds.
Total calves-10 mkts.


13,894
719#
$16.80
17,14
17.33
16.66
15.84
16.85
16.67
16.69
16.40
16.53
16.41
4,113


17,167 15,648 76,205 88,547 1,112,144
729# 7450 721# 711# 710w
$16.69 $19.77 $16,64 $19.79 $18.27
17,10 20.68 16.76 19.78 19.28
16.91 20.99 17.13 20.40 18.60
16.40 19.44 16.34 19.58 18.49
14.42 17.80 15.06 17.20 16.58
16.65 19.95 16.54 20,18 18.59
17.99 19.48 17,90 22.36 19.11
16.55 18.59 16,27 18.52 17.81
16.57 19.20 16.25 18.05 17.50
16.59 19.99 16.35 19.54 17.84
16.15 19.00 16,09 18.38 17.45
7,170 4,916 34,140 49,189 551,959


cows.
heifers, bulls-"" 2,445 2,999 2,976 14,560 20,821 302,539
SNot adjusted for differences i r---- -----------------------------
* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


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36,602
3,884
12,065
7,966
8,718
19,315
8,741
38,271
12,745
14,012
20,154
20,882






16s


Prime
Choice
Good
Coa't.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Cor'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coa'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coa'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good

Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coa't.
Utility
All grades


Su STEERS SOLD OUT WOF FIRST HANDM FOR S.UWTEY
P,,cet of ; ice ....
-----r ------- r------ 0;ii ,f---------r g~l~r ___;------------------- --- -------------------~l_
Perce-t of. A ver ge weight ,
| yd ood o (pounds) i dotJer
.F ... I .. b a ... pair l t 1h .
t...-e -- .-------- -. ----------------d..- .-
Feb. Jan.: Feb. Feb. Jan.: Feb. Feb. Jan.: Feb.: Feb. Jan. Fb.
2 26 3 2 26 3 2 26 3 2 26 3
1966 1956 1955 1956 1956: 1955, 1956j 1956: 1955 1956 1956 1955
_. .. ..- -. -...- -..-------. -. -. .--- .-- ..-- .. ...-..... .. ....
CHICAGO
6089 7871 1404 22,9 22.4 6.9 1253 1249 1158 22,44 22.10 32.89
14763 18340 11205 55.6 52.2 54.9 1166 1185 1151 19.80 19.78 26.24
4855 8161 6305 18.3 23.2 30.9 1066 1064 1038 17.48 17,67 22,41
718 641 1037 2,7 1.8 5.1 570 926 941 14.91 15.00 18.56
145 142 444 .5 .4 2.2 922 947 906 12.82 12.87 14.84
26570 35155 20395 11_.61 1165 1100 1.9.219 80 25.07
. .7. o... .. ... .. .................... ......... ........... .. _... .... .........
OMAHA 1/
421 362 296 2.4 2.0 2.0 1271 1267 1171 21.87 21.99 31.23
10677 11277 6562 61.1 60,4 45,0 1138 1144 1119 19.37 19.50 25.18
6200 5684 6785 29,7 30,5 46.5 1115 1120 1040 16.93 17.10 21.88
913 921 722 5,2 4.9 5.0 1019 1057 975 14.32 14.80 17.48
271 416 215 1.6 2.2 1.5 1017 1029 900 12.42 12.78 14.53
17482 18660 14580 11.26 1.13.2 10733 113 10 18 38 18.48 23.34
-"."".--- .----------I--------------------
-- -- -- -- .. .. .. .. ll i e l l i n e l d ee e i l ---- l-------- i-- il----------------ll------------ i
262 318 139 3.2 3.6 2.2 1168 1230 1222 22.05 21.80 30.91
4633 5112 2280 55,5 58.5 35.6 1197 1178 1131 19.68 19.74 25.50
2760 2774 3535 33,1 31.8 55.2 1094 1093 1068 17.50 17.70 22.14
610 491 344 ?,3 5.6 5.4 1037 1079 1009 14,61 14.65 17.47
77 40 104 .9 .5 1.6 1046 940 1018 12.42 12.02 15.52
f 42_. 873_.5 6402 .8150 .11 46 1090 18 68 18.89 23.26
--------------------- ASSTY/---------------------------------110.~4 001~8--------
KANSAS CITY 1/
52 27 121 .1 .3 2.1 1223 1024 1251 20,75 21.76 28.17
3826 4491 2563 46.0 42.6 44,0 1065 1142 1144 19.24 18.77 25.22
3866 5274 2927 46.0 50.1 50.2 1116 1073 1037 16.98 17.27 21.92
493 612 143 5.9 5.8 2.3 1139 1072 1045 14.84 14.97 17.77
172 128 77 2.0 1.2 1.4 1033 961 113113,05 13.53 15.79
8409 10532 5831 1093 1101 109017.80 17.78 23.41
. -.. .-- ..-...------------------- .--------------------......--......................
ST. LOUIS NSY 1/
25 37 -- .4 .5 -- 1096 1081 -- 22.00 22.00 --
1600 1674 746 26,2 22.5 21.8 1087 106 1077 19,13 19.44 25.35
3527 4725 1863 57.6 63,6 54.5 1036 1030 983 17.16 17.17 22.23
858 880 746 14.0 11,8 21.8 968 964 953 15.49 14,93 19.75
109 117 65 1,8 1.6 1.9 907 887 878 13.32 13.12 15.39
6115 7433 3420 1038 1029 995 14417.42 22.34
. ..-- .-.-- .-.--_ q 2 -- _1 74.. .
S. ST. JOSEPH 1/
53 25 -- .7 .6 -- 1053 1018 21.62 30.00
26'5 4144 2192 ^2.7 53.6 41.7 1110 1134 113318.84 18.75 25.21
293 3200 3682 -7.4 41,4 51.0 1103 1074 101316.59 16.56 21.51
551 270 326 9.0 3.5 6.2 1028 1054 1014 14.17 13.75 17.17
60 59 30 .9 .8 .6 942 930 83512.52 12.74 14.43
612 7726 5255 1097 1104 107717.32 17.68 22.89
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100
BEEF STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
Percent of Average price
Average weight ,
Number of head total A a in dollars
by grades (pounds) ,.
Gbyagda e per 100 Ib.
H Wi-iiiM --r-W i-- --- ---------- b y- ----- -- --- ---
Grade Month
.'-- -,-- --- -- - - -- -. -. -- -- - -
Jan. Dec.: Jan. Jan.: Dec. Jan. Jan.: Dec.: Jan. Jan. Dec. Jan.
1956: 19 5: 19 15619515519565 15 1955: 1955 196 5619 1 19 1956 5 1955
...--.... C.- CAO----- -- .-------
CH ICAGO


Prime
Choice
Good
Coa'l.
Utility


All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coaml.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'I.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Con'l.
Utility
All gades


(
(
(


33842 33311 10541 24.5 28.4 10.2 1239 1244 1146 22.05 21.92 32.24
71439 63482 57337 51.7 54.1 55.5 1164 1130 1132 20.02 20.35 26.98
29404 16383 29817 21,3 13.9 28.9 1056 1052 1035 17.81 17.59 23.29
2955 3665 4491 2.1 3.1 4.3 958 963 939 14.99 14.69 18.84
601 577 1129 ,4 .5 1.1 930 938 927 12.85 12.14 14.95
138241117418 103315 1154 1145 1095 20.01 20.30 26.,2
--- ---------------------------- _---- -----~~,,,-,,-,,,--- ,--- --- -----------~--- -- --
...................................... OMAH/.........................--.......-.......--.........-
2533 4514 1683 3.1 6.9 2.4 1230 1200 1153 21.75 21.37 30.45
49763 44248 35781 60.9 67.1 50.7 1137 1136 1129 19.57 19.60 25,85
23654 12922 30063 28.9 19.6 42.6 1101 1055 1049 17.15 16.81 22.37
4341 3613 2482 5.3 5,5 3.5 1048 1016 956 14.67 14.06 17.45
1455 601 588 1.8 .9 .8 976 958 889 12.71 11.32 14.37
81746 65898 70597 1122 1116 1088 18.61 18.87 24.20
------- ------- ~6 ------SIOU X ITY I---- --- ---- --- --
2699 2942 1145 6.8 8.5 3.4 1206 1238 1165 21.57 21.09 30.43
21444 20324 14440 54.1 58.9 43.5 1156 1168 1121 19.84 19.85 26.17
12691 10003 15998 32.0 29.0 48.2 1078 1066 1081 17,74 17,62 22.78
2518 1069 1224 6.4 3.1 3.7 1021 1044 1010 14.88 14.57 17.89
295 178 383 .7 .5 1.2 981 954 925 12.17 12.18 14.85
39647 34516 33190 1125 1139 1097 18.99 19.18 24.32
KANSAS CITY 1/
414 403 430 .9 1.3 1.6 1172 1186 1176 21.05 21.63 29.24
19570 10103 14163 43.7 31.8 52.8 1132 1113 1124 19.03 19.04 25,35
21772 16196 11327 48.6 51.0 42.2 1078 1077 1040 17.08 17.01 22.14
2555 4866 676 5,7 15.3 2.5 1041 1038 952 14,67 14.74 17.94
517 207 225 1.1 .6 .9 990 983 950 12.93 11.86 16.01
44828 31774 26821 1099 1083 1084 17.82 17.37 23.88
........................... }L........ .. ............................................
-- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------,,,,,,,
ST. LOUIS NSY 1/
153 28 50 ..5 .1 .3 1092 1106 1109 22.27 22.46 29.09
7323 3934 3700 24.3 19,4 22.1 1081 1064 1056 19.43 19.98 25.55
17204 9126 9978 57.1 45.0 59.5 1039 1045 992 17.27 17.07 22.24
4946 6512 2679 16.4 32.1 16.0 983 1025 963 15.32 15.05 19.30
504 702 358 1.7 3.4 2.1 863 965 901 12.93 12.41 15.77
.30130 20302 16765 .....1038 1039 1000 17,48 16.86 22.46
.......... ..-...............................-
S. ST. JOSEPH 1/
101 236 143 ,3 .9 .5 1044 1116 1105 21,61 21.94 29.85
18110 12310 10774 52.6 49.4 40.2 1123 1108 1106 18.99 19.26 25.29
13754 8182 14186 39.9 32.9 53.0 1076 1077 1026 16.57 16.41 21.86
2175 3880 1413 6.3 15.6 5.3 1040 1048 980 14.32 14.15 17.62
291 297 270 .9 1.2 1.0 890 918 893 12.21 11.28 14.94
34431 24905 26786 1097 1086 1055 17.72 17.51 23.08
Continued.'
Continued.,





110 "


c~EF STZER. S.CLL OU OF FSh3T 1Ai3DS FG SL;UiTjTER
: Percent of Avrage weight re pricb
: number of head total (pounds) eigin dollars
-- by_grades : -(pounds) .Per _100 ic.
Grade : ---- -. eek ended
: Feb.: Jan.: Feb,: Feb.: Jan.: Feb.: Feb.: Jan.: Feb.: Feb.: Jan.: Feb.
S : 26 : 3 : 2 : 26 : 3 : 2 : 26 : 3: 2 : 26 : 3
: 19fE: 195e: 19 1195 196: 1956: 1.9f5: 196: 1956: 1955: 19F6: 1956: 19F5
DENVER 1/


time
Choice
Good
Com'1.
Utility
All grades


Grade


2901 3603
1112 1543
42 53

4055 5199
: Jan.: Dec.:
: 19F6: 19F5i


2378
899
34


71.6
27.4
1.0


69.3
29.7
1.0


71,8
27.2
1.0


1173
1126
1175


1177
1115
1087


1091
1086
1149


19.44
17,80
13.75


18.86
17.96
14.57


25,71
."3.94
16.1i


3311 1160 1158 1090 18.94 18.56 2E5.1
Jan.: Jan.: Dec.: Jan.: Jan.: Dec.: Jan.: Jan.t Dec.: Jan.
1955: 19_6: 19FF: 1955: 19F6: 1955: 19f5: 19F6: 1955: 1956
DENVER 1


Prime 558 551 24 2.8 3
Choice 13374 7797 12088 66.2 54
;ood 6087 5771 3920 30.2 39
Com'l. 170 313 57 .8 2
Utility 3 9 19
All grades 20192 14441 16108
1/ These sumnaries developed from dat1
by the Agricultural Estimates Division.


8 .2 1149
.0 75.0 1158
,9 24.3 1119
2 .4 1164
1 .1 1082
1146


a collected on


11FO 938 22.72
1109 1099 19.54
1106 1050 18.06
1103 956 14.17
849 1055 12.50
1109 1083 19,14
marketing of fed


22.77 27.00
20.25 25.68
17.51 23.73
14.75 17.90
13.00 14.18
19.53 25.19
cattle


ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
Beef Veal : Pork Lamb :Total
Week I :_ : _excl.lard) : and Mutton 'meat
ended : Num- T_ : Num-: : Num-; : Num-: __


Percentage change
Jan. 28, 1956
Feb. 5, 1955


jaber _:
1.000 mil.lb. 1
363 203.6
386 216.5
395 220.4
332 177.4


from:
-6
+9


,6
+15


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S000 mil.1b. 1.000
130 14.6 1,371
127 14.2 1,299
132 14.8 1,624
133 14.8 1,175


+6
+17


rrou,
mil.lb.
179.9
170.4
214.4
159.7

+6
+13


"TotaD
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*: _


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ber : r :
1.000 mil.lb.mil.lb.mil. 11
307 15.4 413.5 49.4
319 15.3 416.4 46.8
304 14.6 464.2 58.6
264 13.0 364.9 40.4


-4
+16


+1 -1 +6
+18 +13 +22


Week
ended


Feb. !, 1956
Jan. 28, 1956
Jan. 21, 19F6
Feb. 5, 1955


Average weight_ (lb.)_


Cattle

zjLive :Dressed:
1,020 561
.1,020 561
1,015 558
981 534


Calves


Live :Dressed: Live
205 112 236
205 112 236
205 112 240
205 111 242


Hoes


:Dress d:
131
131
132
136


i Sheep


i Lard


: yield


andLambs : per
Live :Dressed:100 lb.


102
100
100
103


15.3
15,3
15.2
14.2


l/ Actual slaughter and revised estimate of production.


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Jan.
Jan.
Feb.


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21,
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1956-
1956-
1955


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112 CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
------------------------- ---------------- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- ---- --- -- -
SChicago Kansas City Omaha
Classification Feb Jan. Feb. Feb. Jan. Feb. Feb. Jan. Feb.
4 ;28 5 4 28 5 4 28 5
1956 1956 1955 1956 1956 : 1955: 1956 : 1956 1955
-- - L - j --,- -
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
Steers --- ----- -
Steers -


Prime 900-11001
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Com'l. All wts.


Heifers -
Prime
Choice
Good
Com'l.
Cows A


600-800#
S *I
500-900
Alt wts.
II weights


Commercial
Utility
Canner & Cutter
Bulls All weights -
Good
Utility & Commercial
Vealers All weights -
Choice & Prime
Com'l. & Good
Calves 500f down
Choice & Prime
Com'l. & Good

Steers -
Choice 500-800#
Good 0
Medium 500-1000
Heifers -
Choice 500-750
Med. & Gd. *
Cows All weights -
Medium & Good
Calves 300-500# -
Steers -
Good & Choice
Heifers -
Good & Choice


23,68
23.12
20,80
20,05
17,78
15.02


19.28
16.42
13,78

12,72
11.42
10,25

13.10
15.16

29.80
24,00

20,50
15,50


23.48
22.98
20.80
19.75
17.72
14.82


19.58
16.65
13.70

12.30
11.08
9.75

12.75
14.82

28.80
22.90

19.40
14.50


32.15
33.55
28.18
28,05
22.18
17.90


24.25
20.25
16.55

13.42
11.55
10.10

13.30
15.30

30.00
23.20

23.50
17.50


:22.40
s 21.78
:19,92
319,08
:16,68
S14.90


:19.18
116,48
s14.40

:12.42
111.35
:10,16


:13.50

:25.70
:19.80

:17.75
:14.75


22.28
21.70
19.80
19.05
16,65
14,75


19.25
16.33
14.00

12.42
11.35
9.90


30.25
30.50
25.75
25.80
21.05
17.35


23.00
19.00
15.25

12.55
11.25
9.68


:22.32
:21,95
:19.85
:19,52
:16.70
114.18


:18.70
:16.17
:13.60

%12.12
:10.88
: 9.50


-- :13.08
13.44 12.98 :13.68


23.60
18.30

17.35
14.45


24.50
19.00

17.65
14.65


:21.50
:16.50

:17.75
:14.00


22.75
22.38
20.12
19.88
17.02
14.75'


18.82
16.28
13.50

11.65
10.52
9.25

12.88
13.44

20.45
16.00

17.50
14.00


30.88
32.35
26.90
26.80
21.40
17.50


23.50
19.32
15.00

12.12
10.90
9.20

11.75
13.30

22.20
17.10

19.90
15.60


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves
-om-------------------------ie-- -


20.00
17,50
14.75

17.00
13.75


20.00
17.50
14.75

17.00
13.75


22.25
19.75
17.00


:19.62
:18.00
:15.25


18.50 :17.00
15.50 :14,25


19.32
17,38
15.00

16.25
13.75


23.00
20.50
17.75

19.25
16.00


:19.38
:17.50
:14.88

:16.62
:13.62


-- :1100 10.70 11.25 :10.88


20.75 20,75 22.00 t20,00


19.70 21.75 :20.75


17.25 17.25 18.50 :17.25 16.75 18.75 :17.12


19.38
17.50
14.88

16.50
13.50


22.50
20.00
17.25

18.00
14.25


10.38 10.25


20.75 22.00

17.12 18.25






HOGS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS 113
In dollars per 100 pounds
Interior Iowa and
Chicago southern Minnesota Indianapolis
Classficaion ~'---'~--'----~ ---L ~;~)-----------------.---- -------~--- --------------
Classification Feb. Jan. Feb. :Feb. :Jan. Feb. : Feb. Jan, Feb.,
4 28 5 4 28 5 4 28 5
1956 1956 1955 5 1956 1956 1955 1956 : 1956 1955
---------.---- ----- ----.--- 95- -------------------5--- 95 --- 1? ^^
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180I 13.60 13.10 16.62 s 11.78 11.59 15,25 : 13,30 12.85 17.15
2 & 3 180-200 14,38 13.60 17.54 : 13.23 13.04 16.60 i 14.45 13,55 17.60
200-220 14.34 13.50 17.42 i 13.63 13,42 16;89 : 14.42 13.55 17.50
220-240 14.15 13.35 1724 : 13.28 13.07 16,51 i 14,22 13.35 17.22
240-270 13.40 12.60 16.38 : 12.71 12.55 15.89 :13.62 12.88 16552
270-300 12.85 12.05 15,88 : 12.13 11.96 15.14 12.88 12.30 15,75
Sows -
300-330# 11.85 11.15 15.22 1 11.62 11.55 14.57 : 11.20 10.70 15.40
360-400 11.22 10.70 14.88 : 11,12 10,99 13,99 : 10,55 10.15 15.00
450-550 10,60 10.05 13.90 10.38 10.32 12.83 s 9.68 9.08 14,35
Pigs Stockerr and feeder)-
Gd. &Ch. 70-1201 -- -- -- --
..... .... ...... ....... .. ...... .......l. J.......
Omaha St. LouisSioux City
,mhaNational Stock Yards

Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180 -- -- -- : 13.85 13.30 17.48
2 & 3 180-200 14.05 13.90 17.26 : 14.38 13.80 17.68 ( 14.00 14.06 --
200-220 14.05 13.90 17.26 : 14.32 13.78 17.54 1 14.14 14.18 17,00
220-240 14.05 13.90 17.05 : 14.08 13,50 17.18 : 14,05 14.11 16.92
240-270 13.55 13.30 16,38 13,48 12.95 16.40 13,62 13'.62 16.20
270-300 12.90 12.76 15.40 : 12.70 12,10 15.82 : 12,92 12.98 15.38
Sows -
300-330# 11,48 11.40 : 11.42 10.65 15.48 : 11.98 11.65 15.12
360-400 11.48 11.40 14.60 : 11,05 10.28 15.10 : 11.58 11.42 14.72
450-550 10.42 10.70 13.92 1 10.45 9.80 14.22 : 10.68 10.55 13.78
Pigs Stockerr & feeder)-
Gd. &Ch. 70-120# -- -- -- : -- -- -- --
S. St. Paul Baltimore N. Portland
--- -------------------------------------..-.---
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180# 13.18 13.52 17.22 3 14.81 13.72 18.78 : 15.22 13.94 18,94
2 & 3 180-200 14.10 14.10 17.22 : 15.20 14.28 18.84 : 15.97 14.62 19.22
200-220 14.10 14.10 17.10 : 15.20 14.35 18.84 i 15.97 14.62 19.22
220-240 13.98 13.92 16.60 C 14.94 14.00 18.31 : 15,69. a14,31. 19.12
240-270 13.40 13.52 15.80 14,41 13.28 17,62 2 14.56.. :13,28: 18.12
270-300 -- -- 15.12 : 13.19 12.25 16.88 : 14.19 12.94 17.41
Sows -
300-3301 11.42 11.55 14.52 : 11.12 10.56 15.50 s 13,19 12.06 16.56
360-400 11.12 11.22 14.05 : 11.12 10.50 15.50 12.19 11.38 16.06
450-550 10.32 10.82 13.02 t 10.25 9.31 13.50 : 11.28 10.47 15.06
Pigs Stockerr & feeder)-
Gd. &Ch. 70-120# 10.65 10.40 17.52 : .. -- -- -- --





114
HOGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
-------------------------........ ...........................------..........----------....-------..............------------
St.
Louis Kan- s. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City a City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
---------- ---------------- -------- ------- --------------c .......
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Feb, 4,1956 13,60 13.89 13,87 13.68 13.45 13.79 13.28 14,04 13.66
and Jan. 28,1956 12,90 13.25 13.71 13.57 13.75 13.64 13.49 13.16 13.38
gilts Feb. 5,1955 18.44 17.14 16.71 16.17 15.97 16.73 16.22 17.07 16.51
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeememm--mememmememmem-m-emeeeeeeee-mmememmemmemememeeeeeee
Feb. 4,1956 10.84 10,98 10.74 11.07 11.09 10.92 11.02 10.14 10.81
Sows Jan. 28,1956 10.26 10.00 10.36 10.94 10.87 10.54 11.06 9.39 10.34
Feb,... 5..195.5.. .4 ,,4 2... 4. ,... _14. 39..4, 0.7...1. QO..1 B34..13. 4. 4 4-...14,
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Feb. 4,1956 239 222 226 -235 238 224 225 226 229
and Jan. 28,1956 237 223 227 233 235 224 223 225 228
gilts Feb. 5,1955 251 224 235 253 254 233 235 229 240
Feb. 4,1956 444 418 435 427 413 400 412 456 428
Sows Jan. 28,1956 449 424 438 425 436 409 414 461 434
FgbZ5 95...----- -5----- .A2642-.438. ..... 5?.....452._ ----4...-,4.A ...4 N.--4.
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Feb. 4,1956 46660 48560 10238 47804 39837 30378 66339 51786 341602
and Jan. 28,1956 40790 51962 9552 40531 39324 24659 60572 52964 320354
gilts Feb. 5.1955 47497 40810 6494 37968 37957 20268 55850 47997 294841
--------------- ----------------------,
Feb, 4,1956 4054 3019 490 2816 1385 1969 3169 3523 20425
Sos Jan. 28,1956 4700 3540 734 2595 1504 1519 3437 3455 21484
e.eb..595 .... 2 6 -... 1 ....- .27.... 18Q ....1159 ....- 0 .... 179.... --.. 1257.
SOWS Percentage of total
Feb. 4,1956 8 6 5 6 3 6 5 6 6
Jan. 28,1956 10 6 7 6 4 6 5 6 6
Feb. 5 1955 5 4 4 5 3 5 3 4 4
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
Gross spread
...... ---....---- ---" ...- ..-.---------- -- -- "- .-- --- ..---- -------------
Hog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ or margin 3/
....................'......... ------------------------------....
Feb. 4, 1956 $16.28 $14.38 +$1.90
Jan. 28, 1956 16.03 13.60 + 2.43
Feb. 5. 1955 18.93 17.54 + 1,39
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. 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 180.200# 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, I/ Hog-corn
Week ended gilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
----------------------"------------^ -g------------------
Feb. 4, 1956 13.60 125,5 10.8
Jan. 28, 1956 12,90 123.9 10.4
Feb. 5, 1955 16.44 152.3 10.8
V Simple average price.





115
HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
....................................- ---- ----..... .-- .---.... .--...
Louis :Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. : sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis corn-
Yards bined
----------------------------------------------------- -- -- -- -- -- -
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Jan. 1956 11.47 12.06 12,04 11,57 11,56 11.96 11,48 12,10 11.70
and Dec. 1955 10.73 11.28 10.72 10.46 10.35 10.72 10.24 11.29 10.67
gilts Jan. 1955 16.75 17.45 17.01 16.53 16.21 16.92 16.68 '17.42 16.82
Jan. 1956 9.22 9.26 9.28 9,38 9.29 9,54 9.29 8,65 9.21
Sows Dec. 1955 8.78 p.47 8.58 8.54 8.22 8.76 8.18 7.87 8.44
Jan. 1955 14.47 14.70 14..4 14 .14.11 14.58 14, 34 ,.437.4 .
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Jan. 1956 241 226 229 234 235 224 225 228 231
and Dec. 1955 234 226 228 228 228 224 223 231 228
gilts Jan. 1955 250 227 238 250 2E3 238 235 232 241
Jan. 1956 445 432 437 419 417 408 421 470 434
Sows Dec. 1955 436 430 415 412 408 398 413 463 425
Jan. 1955... 4 2. ...4. ..... 44.7... .... .....2 ..... .... ....
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Jan. 1956 250380 244692 45599 251077 231761 131553 330129 228360 1713551
and Dec. 1955 287645 252429 43716 285932 260081 161376 357664 180442 1829285
gilts Jan. 1955 227053 195551 37212 224602 203646 112196 2,44350 185817 1430427
Jan. 1956 27882 16194 3348 18475 8918 8933 18322 15890 117962
Dec. 1955 33826 18064 3519 23318 12308 10891 23201 15935 141062
.Jan. 195... 14712 ..9887 1780 11342 .7628 .5538 9537 11642 72066
SOWS Percentage of total
Jan. 1956 10 6 7 7 4 6 5 7 6
Dec. 1955 11 7 7 8 4 6 6 8 7
Jan.1955 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 6 5
-------.-- .. i .------------------------------------------------- ---....I ..----------------
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
--------------- ---- ----" --- -- ---- "- ross spread
og products / Hog prices 2/ : or margin 3/
-------------------------------------- --------------------------
Jan. 1956 $15.00 ;12.30 +$2.70
Dec. 1955 14.50 11.69 + 2.81
19------------------ *7
.Jan, _195_5............. -5. .............. 17 98 .. +.1,.77.........
1/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 Ib. 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, 180-200# wt.Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.

HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
----------------------------------------------....----i------------------
Barrows and Corn, J/ Hog-corn
Week ended gilts 1/ No. 3, yellow a price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
------------ ----------------- --------------------------------------------
Jan. 1956 11.47 124.5 9.2
Dec. 1955 10.73 125.0 8.6
Jan. 1955 16.75 152.4 11.0
/ 'Weighted average.






116
SEEP Ai'D LAMICS WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUCTATIOiS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S: :Cgden &:South
Chicag Om :Kansas : Fort ; tHorth :San
Chicago Omaha ty Worth :Dener :Salt :Fran-


S. ._: :


_ _: Lake_ _:cisco


LAJbS 11O do
Choice and Fe
Prime Ja
Fe
Good and Fe
Choice Ja
Fe
' ES COOLEDD) -
Good and Fe
Choice Ja
Fe
Cull and Fe
Utility Ja
Fe
F7ELER LAd S -


Good and
Choice


wn (WOOCLED)-
b. 4, 1956 20,25
n. 28, 1956 20.10
b. 5, 1955 21.85
b. 4, 1956 19,50
n. 28, 195E 19.42
b. 5, 19FF 20.88

b. 4, 1956 7.18
n. 28, 1r5F 6.82
b. F, 1955 7.45
b. 4, 1956 5.45
n. 28, 1956 5.25
b. F, 1955 6.30


Feb.
Jan.
ae I


44,
28,
r,


I I
*Shorn.


1956
1956
1955


19.22
19.72
20.85
18,20
18.70
20.28

. 90
4.50O
7.50

3.90
3.50
6.00


-- 17.88
-- 17.20
20.75


19,35
19.60
20.50
18,42
18.55
19.75

4,62
4.62
A..62
6.38

3.62
3.62
5.00


-- 19.40
19.82
-- 20,88
17.90 18.58
18.10 18.92
18.8*5 19,65

-- 7.75
7.38
-- 8.25


5.50
5.35
6.12


-- 16.90
-- 1.75
-- 19.12


17.98
17.80
19.75


-- 20.00
-- 19.F0
31 n0


17.88
17.75
19.35

6.50
6.25


4.25
4.25
_ --7-


20.00



10.50



6.00


15 7
--l


17.50
i --


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, UNITED STATES, DECEMBER 1955, WITH COMPARISONS 1/
S Cattle : C----- --- alves
Month : Other : : : z Other A v
and : Federally s whole- : Total live Federally. whole-: Total live
period t Inspected : sale & : i: h Inspected: sale &: wei
Retail : : retail: weight
Thousand head Pounds Thousand head Pounds
Dec. 19F5 1,617.3 495.3 2,112,6 972 632.6 359.8 992.4 209
Nov. 1955 1,661.7 557.9 2,219.6 955 700.1 409.3 1,109.4 213
Jan.-Dec.1955 19,055.7 6,702.5 25,758.2 940 7,499.0 4,885.7 12.384.7 21"
Jan.-Dec.1954 18,476,3 6,540.6 25,016.9 926 7,572.6 5,173.4 12,746.0 220
S_ gs : Shee and lambs


Dec. 1955
Kov, 1955
Jan.-Dec.195
Jan.-Dec.195
l Exclude

-Nonth and
_- period

Dec. 1955
Nov. 1955
Jan.-Dec.195
Jan.-Dec.195
I/ Exclude
3J Include


4;
4
:5


7,324.5
6,857.1
61,370.3
52,894.0


1,314.
1,251.
13,072.
11,932.


farm slaughter.


3 8,638.8 235 1,154.8
0 8,108.1 233 1,161.6-
1 74,442.4 237 14.283.4
7 64,826.7 240 14,147.6
"Other wholesale and retail"


MEAT AND LARD PRODUCTION


154.1 1,308.9 97
176.3 1,337.9 96
1,908.8 16,292.2 96
1,772.0 15,919.6 95
slaughter is estimated.


UNITED STATES DECEMBER 1955 1/


Beef Veal I Pork 2 Lamb and : Total Lard
-: : -- Mutton : meat 2- :-
Million Pounds
1,116 113 1,140 61 2,430 29
1,139 129 1,074 61 2,403 26
5 13,225 1,487 10,056 747 25,515 2,45
4 12 601 1 _551 8 932 721 23,805_ 2 12
s farm slaughter. 2/ Excludes lard and rendered pork fat.
ts rendered pork fat, Agricultural Estimates Division.


>2
i5
7
1


,I


I,


m I





NEW 'OPF WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW 117
Western Dressed Fresh Meats'"'

Trading in Metiopolitan wholesale centers was extremely quiet at the outset
and followed a fair to slow pattern the balance of the week. Total supplies of
Western dressed fresh meats amply filled trade requirements. Demand was not broad
enough on any session to fully absorb available .stocks and a carry-over of steer
hindquarters, lamb carcasses and fresh pork loins was expected. Steer beef and
lamb receipts were fully norn.al, with increased unloads after midweek creating an
excessive su-ply situation. Veal and calf offerings were moderate to normal, and
daily clearances were generally complete. Volume of fresh pork, however, was only
moderate, but sellers encountered difficulty moving stocks, even at lower prices.
Compared with the previous Friday: Steer and cow beef and calf steady; veal steady
to $4,00 higher; lamb unevdnly $1.00-5.00 lower; pork loins $3.00 or more lower;
other fresh pork cuts weak to $1.00 off.
3ulk of steer beef offerings favored heavier weights, with Good and Choice
carcasses liberallyr represented. Prime was rather scarce and cleared readily at
steady to strong prices, while Good to Choice carcasses around 700# down, sold in
distributive channels at steady prices. Trade otherwise lacked stability and"
prices were generally weak. All grades and weights of veal and calf wore repre-
sented, and these cleared readily at steady to higher prices. Weight and selection
were keynotes in the lamb trade, with buyer preference centering on carcasses
around 45A" down. Late unloads were excessive and prices declined.
Fresh pork moved slowly despite the fact that available volume was only moder-
ate. Prices reflected a weak undertone from the outset, and early strength on
fresh loins was only minor as prices worked progressively lower on succeeding days.
Trade was much of a peddling affair at the close, with the prospect 'of a fair-sized
carryover as buyer interest lagged throughout.

Locally Dressed Fresh Meats

Available supplies of most classes were smaller than a week ago but total
volume e:.ceeded demand on all sessions. Lamb and fresh pork cuts were undor pres-
sure throughout., Purchasers worked on a selective basis for both kosher and non-
kosher steer beef and lamb, while veal and calf transactions were confined to
immediate retail needs. Movement of fresh pork was definitely slow due in part to
a lack in interest on the part of volume accounts. Prices generally followed a
weak pattern for non-kosher carcasses and cuts, with prices on fresh pork loins
revised lower after a steady to strong price trend early. Demand for kosher meats
was generally fair, and prices were fairly well maintained.
Prime steer offerings were sparingly represented in daily kills as the bulk
consisted mainly of Choice, running largely to weights 750# up. Prices of Prime
turned upward, particularly on lightweight carcasses, while prices otherwise worked
weak to lower. Weight and grade of kosher forequarters and wholesale cuts were in-
fluencing factors as purchasers operated selectively. Prices held steady to strong,
in instances, with strength confined tohigh-Prime selections.
Veal and calf slaughter included all grades and weights, bulk mainly veal.
Asking prices were mostly higher throughout the.list, but carcass returns fell
short of replacement costs. A reduction of about 2,000 lamb carcasses failed to
stabilize the trade to any extent. Movement was disappointingly slow and prices
mostly weak. Demand for kosher lamb foresaddles was fair, with prices averaging
mostly steady.
Prices on most locally dressed fresh pork cuts were slightly higher on early
days, but turned lower later in the week. Late sales were under pressure, with
clearances expected to be incomplete.





118
11 CICAGO WHOLESALE MEAT TRAkE REVIEW

Beef supplies consisted principally of Good and Choice gra.&e, with Prime and
Commercial in rather small volume. Lamb offerings were primarily 55-65' carcass,
grading Choice and below. Prime lamb and carcasses under 50# were scarce. Veal
supply was moderate, all weights and grades being represented. Fresh pork offer-
ings were normal, and fully adequate as were all classes of fresh meats except
Prime steer and heifer beef. Demand was good for the small volume of Prime beef,
and equivalent primal cuts, otherwise carcass beef trading was slow. In the week's
early sessions squarecut chucks and rounds moved equally well. However, later in
the week movement of rounds slowed somewhat. Good and Choice beef ribs and loins
of all weights were under pressure, and sellers had to sacrifice price to move
large inventories. Trade on pork cuts was uneven early, generally slow late.
Boston butts, 4-8#, and spareribs, 3# down, cleared best with prices here holding
steady, while pork loin prices declined. Lamb trade.was dull with veal moderately
active. Clearances of fresh meats will only be fair, and a sizable carryover of
Good and Choice beef ribs and loins is expected. Compared to last Thursday's
close: Prime beef steady, other grades mostly 504 to $1.50 lower; veal $1.00 to
$3.00 higher; lamb $1.50-2.00 lo'e'r; pork loins, 8-16#, $2.00 to $4.00 off; other
pork cuts 500 to ,l.00 higher.
Choice and Prime squarocut beef chucks cleared at 29.00-31.00, rounds $39.00-
42.00. Prime loins sold from $77.00-82.00, Choice $55.00-62.00; Prime ribs $55.00-
57.00, Choice $38.00-44.00; Choice and Prime kosher style chucks $29.00-31.00.
Choice veal hindsaddles sold at $60.00-62.00, comparable forces $24.00-26.00. Lamb
hindsaddles sold at $46.00-52.00, lamb logs M45.00-49.00; loins $50.00-58.00; hotel
ribs U48.00-53.00.

PACIFIC COAST WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW

Steer and heifer beef supply was fully ample at West Coast wholesale meat
centers. Volume of cow beef, calf and lamb was seasonally moderate. Pork pro-
duction off somewhat but supplies were liberal at all points. Forward buying of
most classes was curtailed, and more heavy steer carcasses than usual were broken
into primal cuts to move stocks and increase returns. Compared with close of the
previous week: Steer and heifer beef steady to t2.00 lower; cow beof steady to
.1.50 lower, sharpest declines on beef being at San Francisco; veal and calf steady
to $2.00 lower; lamb steady to $l.00 higher; fresh pork cuts mostly steady to
$2.00 higher; some late sales at Los Angeles $1.00-2.00 lower. Smoked meats steady
to $2.00 higher except for late weakness at Los Angeles.
Choice steer carcasses under 700# brought $30,00-33.00, few $34.00 at San
Francisco and Portland; 700-800# $29.00-31.00; Good under 700# $28.00-31.00, some
to $33.00 at San Francisco and down to $27.00 at Los Angeles; Commercial '25.00-
29.00, few $30.00; Commercial cow beef $23.00-26.00, Utility $21.00-25.00; Canner
and Cutter $18.00-22.00. Good and Choice veal under 150# was lacking at Los An-
geles, but sold from $38.00-48,00 at other points; Commercial to Choice over 200#
calf _30.00-39.00; Choice and Prime lamb under 55# $36.00-40.00, $41.00 at 2ortland;
Good lamb $32.00-39.00; Utility to Choice mutton $19.00-22,00 at Los Angeles,
$14.00-16.00 at Portland. Pork loins under 16# brought $40.00-48.00; shoulders
$22.00-29.00 and to $32.00 in San Francisco; fresh skinned hams under 18-, $41.00-
47.00; Boston butts under 86 $30.00-38.00; spareribs under 3# $33.00-40.00; smoked
skinned hams under 18# 641.00-50.00; slab bacon under 10# $30.00-40.00; sliced 1#
package bacon $37.00-45.00; lard in 1# cartons 413.50-17.00.






WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS 119
In dollars per 100 pounds
--------------------------- ----------- ---------- ------------------ --------
New York Chicago San Francisco
Classificatio------------------- ------------------ -
Classification 'Feb. 'Jan. : Feb. Feb. Jan. Feb.: Feb. Jan. Feb.
4 28 5 4 28 5 4 28 5
........ .1956 1956 1955 1956 1 9
-- -- -- -- ----sm m m e mm m m e m- ---------------- ----------------- 19 *. mm ',me -* 1 2 0


Beef -
Steer -
Prime 600-700?
700-800
Choice 500-600
600-700
Good 350-600
Com'l. *
Cow, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 80-110#1
Choice *
Good
I!amb -
Prime 40-50#
50-60
Choice 40-50
50-60
Good all wts.
Pork Fresh -
Loins 8-101 av.
10-12 "
12-16 *
Butts 4-8
Pork Cured -
Hams, smk., skd. -
12-16t av.
16-18 "
18-20 "
Bacon, smk.. slab -
6-8# av.
8-10 "
Sliced 1 # pkg.
Picnics, smoked -
4-8# av.
Backs, D. S. -
16-20# av.
Lard, If cartons -
Refined
Substitutes


39.00
37.00

37.25.
31.50
29.50

26,00
23.00

47,70
42.80
35.90

37.40
34.40
38.20
34.90
34.60

41.60
41,60
40.60
28.50


44.50
41.50



33.50
39.00


39.00
37.00

37.25
31.50
29.50

26.00
23.00

46.50
42,50
35.00

39.30
35.90
39.30
35.90
35.80

38.60
38.60
36.30
28.50


43.30
40.00



33.50
37.00


50.00

45.90
40.90
37.50

29.00
24.50

50.50
46.50
41.60

42.70
43.00
41.40
41.40
39.40

40.70
40.70
38.70
36.70


46.50
43.50



48.00
50.50


z 37.50
: 37.50
: 35.00
: 35.00
: 29.80
: 27,65


37.50
37.50
35.50
35.50
30.80
28.15


52.75
52.75
42.60
43.45
36.40
32.00


* --
: 33,50
t 32.00
S31,25
: 28.00


34.50
33.00
31.75
29.00


-- -- 26.00 26.50
-- -- :22.50 23.50


:44.90
S41.80
:37.40

:36.35
:33.35
:36.35
S33.35
:33.,40

: 39.55
: 39.55
: 38.95
: 27.95


: 47.45
: 44.40
: 43.05

: 35.25
33.65
:39.70


23.00 22.50 33.00 : 29.90

16.00 15.00 14.00 : 11.50


16.50


16.00 16.00
-


: 14.25
: 25.00


44.50
40.00
36,00

37.00
33.65
37.00
33.65
32.90

37.85
37.85
35.90
26.20


46.00
43.05
42.15

34.95
32.80
38.60


50.10
47.10
41.60

43.50
42.00
42.50
40.50
39.20

38.70
38.70
36.70
33.00


50.95
47.50
45.80

55.00
51.05
55.00


:43.00

39.00
37.00
:38.00
36.00
36.50

45.30
46.00
46.00
! 35,00


S50,00
: 47.50


: 40,00
:37.00
: 42,50


28.75 35.90 : 30.00


44.00

39.00
37.00
38,00
36.00
36.50

40.50
41.00
38.50
32.50


48.50
46.00


38.00
37.00
41.00


--
41.50
40.00
39.50
37.00

27.50
24.00



45.00

42.00
40.50
42.00
40.00
38.00

49.00
46.50
43.00
41.00


54.00
50.00


57. F0
54.00
57.50


Nbte: Quotations at New York exclude locally dressed meats,


11.35 12.00 :


30.00 36.00


13.95
25.00


16.25
27.50


$ 16.50
:-


17.50 18.50






BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW


Trading of greasy domestic worsted wools in the Boston market was definitely
slower than a week earlier as approximately eight cars of various combing wools
were sold. Prices continued about steady, except for a stronger tone for graded
fine delaine and 12 months Texas wools, Numerous small lots of various scoured
wools and noils moved at about the same levels as ltst week. Activity in the
domestic primary areas was very dull.
Cabled reports at midweek from Australia showed auctions continued at
Brisbane, Other sales were suspended, awaiting immediate settlement of the strike
of waterfront workers. There was good general competition with an easier tone at
New Zealand while the Cape markets were very strong under general competition.
Coarse Buenos Aires wools were slightly easier while Montevideo showed a slight
rise for all classes of wools.
Fleece Wools Graded fine staple Ohio delaine fleeces sold from $1,371-1.41
clean basis, while graded 56/58s good French combing and staple fleeces brought
l$.08, and 50/54s staple fleece wool moved at $1,04 clean.
Territory Wools A small lot of graded 64/70s short French combing and cloth-
ing territory wool sold around 41.15 clean basis while a mixed lot of fleece and
territory 60/62s average French combing wool brought 41.12 and another small weight
of graded 56/58s good French combing and staple moved at $1.15. A car of graded
56/58s average French combing moved at $1.07 clean while another car of low 1/4
blood 46/48s staple wool sold at 97#, A small quantity of original bag bulk
56/58s territory lambs wool sold at 41.08. About 11,000 fleeces were contracted
recently in Montana at 1,25 clean basis. About 75% of the fleeces were 64s and
finer while 25% were half blood.
Texas Wools Most of the 1955 clip of wool was cleaned up in Texas. Dealers
estimated bulk average to good French 12 months around $1,35-1.40 in Boston while
bulk good French and staple was estimated around 1,40-1.45 clean. Clippings sold
in Texas around 250-26# grease basis, f.o.b,, warehouse,
Mohair Contracting of mohair in Texas was very quiet while trade in the
local market was practically at a standstill,
Foreign Wools A spot lot of greasy New Zealand 50/56s combing fleeces sold
around $1.24 clean basis, American yield, duty paid. A lot of greasy Australian
50/56s combing wool sold for shipment around 1,.21 clean and a 12 months 64/70s
good topmaking merino Cape wool sold for shipment around $1.46 clean, Buenos
Aires wools were offered for shipment as follows: 5s fleeces at 86&#; November
second clips at 87# and 36/40s lambs wool at 86#. For March shipments March
second clips were offered at 861#; Montevideo super skirted 60/64s were offered
for shipment at 6610,
Firm offerings from South Africa included type 8 at $1.23: 17 at $1.22; 22
at $1.23; 27 at $1.21; 32 at $1.16; 47 at $1.23 and 48 at $1.21, From New Zealand
type 93 at 93#; 834 at 91#; 100 at 880; 107 at 87#; 114 at 860 and 128 at 830.
Brisbane, Australia closed on a very strong note. Above firm offerings based on
clean U. S. yields, in bond,
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools was very dull. New Zealand carpet
fleece wool was quoted at 86#-87# clean fibers present while Buenos Aires November
second clips were priced at 86-#0 Spot Pakistan white vicaneer was priced at 94,.
Pale yellow bikaneer at 864 and lahore yellow at 84# clean fibers present.
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was generally quiet but some topmakers had
fairly good business at a slightly higher basis. Quotes follows Warp Australian
oil-combed 70s at t1,89; 64s at t1.815; 62s at t1.725; 60s at $1.72.








LIVESTOCK PRICES AT CHICAGO COMPARED WITH WHOLESALE ANL COMPOSITE RETAIL
MEAT PRICES AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL MEAT VALUES AT NEW YORK
-: -- -ter~s_ i _- _L-a-mbs_ Hgs_--- -
: Jan. : Dec. : Jan, : Jan. : Dec. : Jan, Janan. : Dec. : Jan.
--- r .- 1956 19 155 1551_5 195_:_5 56_:_ 5
Dollars per 100 pounds
Live animal prices
Chicago i/........ 22.25 21.92 30.03: 19.12 18.31 21.211 11,99 11.17 17.58
Ahclesale me.at
pricer,New York 2/ 37,12 36.74 47.53: 38,18 37.14 43.54: --

Cents per pound
Composite retail meat
priceq,New York / 58,46 59,20 71.72: 51.05 50.94 58,13:
Value of carcass meat from 100# live animal (Dollars)
Wholesale-New York 4/ 22.27 22.04 28,52: 18,71 18.20 21,33: 17.96 18.05 23,28
Retail ., New York f7 27.71 28.06 34.00: 24.10 24.04 27.44: 23.29 23.26 28.92

i/ Av. Choice and Prime steers, 900-1100 lb., Choice and Prime lambs, and U. S.
No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 220-2A0 lb.
2/ Av. Choice and Prime steer beef, 600-800 lb., and Choice and Prime lamb.
3/ Composite. av. of semi-monthly retail quotations on various cuts (incl. lard)
combined in 'proportion to their respective yields from live weight.
4/ 60 lb. of beef carcass, 49 lb. of lamb carcass and 62,11 lb, nf principal hog
products consisting of smoked, skinned hams, bacon, picnics, fresh loins, Boston
butts, spareribs, and carton lard combined in proportion to their respective yields
from live weight.
.5/ 47.4 lb. of be-ef cuts, 47.2 lb. of lamb cuts and 60,37 lb. of principal hog
products, incl. lard.


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UNITED STATES EXPORTS AiD IMPORTS OF EATS

Commodity : Nov. : Nov.
: 1955 : 1954


EXPORTS (Domestic) -
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen. .. .... .
Pickled or cured .. ....... .
Pork -
Fresh or frozen. .... .
Hams & shoulders, cured or cooked. .
Bacon. . .. .
Other pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured,
(includes sausage ingredients) . .
Sausage, bologna & frankfurters, (except canned)
Other meats, except canned ..
Canned meats -
Beef and veal. . .
Sausage, bologna & frankfurters. .
Hams and shoulders .. .. .
Other pork, canned . .
Other meats & meat products, canned .
Lamb and mutton (except canned) . .
Lard, (includes rendered pork fat) . .
Tallow, edible .
Tallow, inedible . .....
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c., (includes lard oil).
Inedible animal greases & fats(incl. grease stearin)
IMPORTS -


Beef, fresh or frozen .
Veal, fresh or frozen. .
Beef and veal, pickled or cured. ..
Canned beef (includes corned beef) .
Pork, fresh or chilled or frozen .
Hams, shoulders, bacon & other pork / .
Canned cooked hams & shoulders. .
Other pork, prepared or preserved 3_ .
Meat, canned, prep. or pres. n.e.s.. .
Lamb, mutton and goat meat .


. I .


I I


* .


Tallow, edible . . .
Tallow, inedible . . .


Pounds Pounds


438,797
1,208,215

442,030
1,908,591
253,709

2,622,873
231,180
7,308,226

702,228
695,624
217,016
378,924
414,354
26,771
66,532,418
683,481
94,084,515
288,410
11,472,420

2,627,026

1,042,755
8,480,573
2,854,192
506,036
10,116,621
1,386,091
294,937
19,763


1,286,082
1,184,415

1,361,495
1,241,110
371,803

3,234,848
116,38E
7,254,730

809,370
560,777
132,337
350,771
340,647
92,904
55,013,431
489,331
88,030,864
201,432
13,539,732

731,572
5,330
954,530
3,913,749
4,018,033
552,409
8,649,888
1,069,934
186,759
1,970


173,900


l/ Includes many items which consist of varying amounts of meat.
2 Not cooked, boned or canned or made into sausage.
3/ Includes fresh pork sausage.


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


.





123


UNITED STATES EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
------_--_- _--- -------------------------
Nov. : Nov.
SI-- _1955 _19254
S- -N umb e r Number
EXPORTS (domestic) -
Cattle for breeding.. 2,920 2,548
Other cattle . .. 1,525 P28
Hogs (swine) 3. 33
Sheep . .. 890 41
Horses, for breeding . ... 54 66
Other horses . 60
Mules, asses and burros. .2 2

IMPORTS -
Cattle for breeding, free -
Canada 1/ 68 59
Bulls. . *
Cows . 1,546 1,224

Other Countries -
Bulls .. -
Cows 1
C s *


Cattle, other edible (dut.) -
Canada -
Over 700 pounds. .

200-700 pounds .
Under 200 pounds .

Mexico -
Over 700 pounds .


200-700 pounds


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(Dairy
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Hogs -
Edible, except for breeding (dut.) 2/

Horses -
For breeding, free .
Other (dut.) . .

Sheep, lambs and goats, edible (dut.). .


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1,444
127
50



628
255
4,586


237


59
116

247


1/ Includes Newfoundland end Labrador.
SNumber of hogs based on estimate of 200 pounds per animal.

Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.


1,551
1,154
634
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5,343


39
169

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WESTERN LIVESTOCK REVIEW CONTINUED FRCM PAGE 105
Fed cattle trade continued dull over most of the Far West. Chief price
depressing factors were fairly large inventories, muddy feedlots, and declines in
wholesale beef prices. Slaughter steers and heifers showed mild strength at
Spokane and Los Angeles, but closing prices at other western terminals were weak
t fully 500 lower, steers over 1150# and heifers as much as ti.00 lower at Denver.
Cows were in good demand at steady to 500 higher prices. Vealers and slaughter
calves were steady at most points with prices at Spokane firm to $1.50 higher.
Stockers and feeders sold about steady. Butcher hogs were unevenly steady to l.50
higher at the majority of markets closing 25-500 lower at Denver and Ogden.
Slaughter lambs declined 50-750 at Denver but sold strong to 600 higher at other
western markets,
Good and Choice slaughter steers brought 415.00-20.00 at terminal markets, a
few loads average-Choice under 1150# 20,25-20.75 at Denver. Choice slaughter
heifers brought k16.50-18,00, few loads average-Choice and above $18.25-19.15 at
Denver; Good to low-Choice $14.50-16,50, Utility and Commercial cows earned
$10.00-13.00; Canners and Cutters 7.,50-10,50. Good and Choice vealers cleared
from t20.00-26.00; same grades slaughter calves t16,00-20.00, a few Choice 300#
t22.00, Good and Choice 525-550# stock steers sold from t18.00-18.50. Other
stocker and feeder steers of the same grades brought 415.00-17.50, including 800-
1000# feeders at 516.25-17.00,
Direct trade on slaughter steers and heifers reflected an uneven price trend.
Sales in Southern California were steady to 500 higher, with trend in the Northern
half of the State steady to 50 lower. Choice fed steers under 1250# bulked from
18.50-19,00, few loads 900-1025# in the San Joaquin Valley 1l9.25-20.00; mixed
Good and Choice t18.00-18.50; Commercial and Good largely $16.00-17.50, Good and
Choice fed heifers brought t16.00-18.00. Around 300 head of Good and Choice
Arizona stock calves brought t18.25 for the steers and 416.25 for the heifers.
Mixed U. S. No. 1 to 3 180-2A0# barrows and gilts sold late in the week at
South San Francisco at 415.O0; at Stockton $16.00; Los Angeles t14.00-15.50; Port-
land t15,00-16.75; Spokane 1l6.00-16.25; Ogden t15.25, Denver t14.00-14.50.
Choice full wooled slaughter lambs brought 420.50 at South San Francisco, 3
Padds Choice and Prime 104-105# t20.25 early at Denver. Other Good tc Prime full
wooled lambs sold at western terminals from $17.50-20.00, late top at Denver $19,25,
A few thousand Good and Choice alfalfa-pastured lambs out of the Imperial Valle-
brought t19.00 fo.b. ranch at 4 percent shrink, these mostly with No. 1 pelts.




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