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Jua LIVESTOCK DIVISION W


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MARKET REVIEWS AND STATISTICS


Vol. 24, No. 17


April 24, 1956


Week ended April 21


Livestock Market Reviews. .
Livestock Market Receipts .. .
Feeder and Stocker Statistics .
Steer Sale Statistics . .
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Prcduction .


* .
* 5 9
* S S
* 4 4 5
* S S SC


Slaughter at Major Centers . .
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle
and Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts ..
Cattle Prices . .
Hog Prices . .
Hog Purchase Statistics . .
Sheep and Lamb Prices . .
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews. .
Wholesale Meat Prices .
Wool Market Review ....... .


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Special to this issue

Inspected Stocker and Feeder Shipments from
Public Stockyards, March 1956 345












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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK MARKET REVIEW
Cattle marketing were a little larger than the previous week, but daily re-
ceipts were more evenly distributed. At Chicago Choice 1075-1225# fed steers sold
steady to 250 lower, all other steers steady to 250 higher. At most other midwest
markets fed steers and heifers closed steady to 500 lower. Hogs sold steady to
50# higher at terminal markets, influenced in part by broader shipping demand. In
the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area where purchases were somewhat curtailed,
late butcher prices were 20-40# lower. Demand for slaughter lambs improved and
closing prices were steady to 1l.00 higher than a week earlier.
SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES
Fed steer prices weakened for the second consecutive week, reflecting the
slow wholesale dressed beef trade. Aggregate receipts at 12 markets were somewhat
larger than the week earlier, much of the increase being due to expansion in the
proportion of heifers. Continuous dry weather in parts of the midwest along the
Missouri River was also a factor in the increased movement. Daily marketing were
more evenly distributed than a week earlier, however, and this was a factor lending
stability to the fed cattle trade and aiding in effecting daily clearances, es-
pecially at Chicago, General price trend on fed steers and heifers was steady to
50# lower. At Chicago where the decline the previous week was particularly severe,
weakness was evident mainly on Choice 1075-1225# steers, with other steers there
steady to 25# higher, A firm tone was also apparent at S. St. Paul, instances 50#(
higher on average-Choice and Prime steers. Cows sold mostly steady to 50# lower
with a firm to 50# higher trend at Chicago and S. St. Paul. Bulls were steady to
750 lower. Slaughter calves and vealers closed steady to tl.00 lower. Average
weights of beef steers at Chicago and Omaha continued from 50 to nearly 60# heavier
than a year ago, with weights at other centers 30-35# above last year. Ideal feed-
ing conditions in a number of Corn Belt areas have been a factor in the increased
average weights,
Good and Choice steers bulked at midwest markets from t16.50-21.00. Prime
offerings cashed at Chicago from t22.00-26.00, a few high-Prime $26.75-27.00,
Prime 1192# steers brought t23,50 at S. St. Paul, highest in 7 months, At Sioux
City high-Choice and Prime 1282-1288# steers reached t23.00, some 1219# averages
of the same grade at Cmaha also t23.00. Good and Choice heifers bulked at Corn
Belt terminals from $16,00-20,00, Prime 1073# reaching t22.00 at Chicago.
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES
Outgo of stocker and feeder steers from 10 markets was moderately below that
of a week and a year earlier, A large percent of the overall supplies consisted
of Good and Choice stock steers under 700#. Feeder steers 800# up were in very
moderate supply with Choice fleshy feeders scarce. Although the supply of stock
calves continued relatively small, receipts included a moderately increased number
of high-Good and Choice calves, Trading was considerably slower than the previous
week with prices unevenly steady to t1,00 or more lower. At Omaha stockers were
500-l.O4mower and feeders 25-504 off, while at St. Joseph stockers and feeders
closed .-1.50 lower after opening steady. At Kansas City trading was fairly
active on t opening session but slowed appreciably later in the week. Dealers
at that market'still had a moderate number on hand going into the weekend. A
recent advance in the price of corn together with a bearish turn in the fat cattle
market were factors tending to curtail demand for feeder steers. Sub-normal
moisture conditions in many areas, including part of the Corn Belt as well as much
of the west and southwest, also exerted a bearish influence in the demand for
stockers. Although fairly good rains early this month temporarily brightened
pasture prospects, most of the drought-affected areas have received very little
moisture during the past 10 days, End the lack of sufficient moisture is causing
considerable ar.xiety over a wide area. A few loads of Choice 52.-585# stock steers
br',ight $20.50-21.00, majority Good and Choice yearling stockers $16.00-20.00.




333
Choice 687# steers were included at A20.00, but not many averaging 700# or heavier
exceeded $19.00. Good and Choice feeder steers 7501 up sold from $16,00-19,00,
majority $18.50 down. Good and Choice steer calves ranged from $17.00-22.80,
Very few heifer calves sold above 18,00,
HOGS
Prices of butchers and sows recovered much of the previous week's decline at
midwest terminal markets, but prices in the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area
showed additional downturns. Combined salable receipts continued well above a year
ago, and for the first time since early March were larger than those of the pre-
ceding week. Demand expanded at the public markets due partly to improved shipper
outlet and partly to sharply higher prices for some wholesale fresh pork cuts, and
butchers at those centers closed steady to 500 higher, sows mainly steady to 250
higher. In the Interior area, shipper outlet was moderate to poor, and although
local packers made fairly large purchases, some Interior plants limited their buys
on several days. Butchers in that area closed 20-400 lower, sows steady to 35
lower. Much of the week's supply of barrows and gilts throughout the midwest con-
sisted of 190-250# weights. A small proportion consisted of mixed lots grading
U. S. No. 1 and 2, but mixed No. 2 and 3 lots again predominated. There was some
sorting for weight and grade, but most lots sold unsorted. All interests competed
aggressively for the available supply of No. 1 and 2 butchers which sold from 25-
750 above mixed lots cf comparable weights grading mostly No, 2 and 3.
Prices of stocker and feeder pigs showed little change. Good and Choice 120-
150# feeders brought $12.50-13.00 at Sioux City, same grades $12.50-13.50 at S. St.
Paul; few 90-130# $11,50-12.50 at Kansas City, At Memphis Medium and Good 70-140#
feeders closed steady to 500 lower at $9,50-11,50.
SHEEP AND LAMBS
Receipts in the aggregate at the 12 markets were about 8 percent larger than
the previous week but were still considerably smaller than a year ago. In spite
of the larger movement compared with a week earlier, demand for slaughter lambs
broadened and prices closed steady to 41,00 higher. Among the bullish influences
in the trade were strength in wholesale lamb prices and expectation in some
quarters of moderately reduced marketing in the near future. Slaughter ewes
closed steady to 500 lower at most points. Feeder lambs were rather scarce at mid-
west markets and showed little price change, Spring lambs made up an increased
proportion of the week's marketing. Good to Prime new crop offerings Lashed from
t19.00-24.00, mainly 423.50 down. Fed wooled lambs of the same grades brought
$18.50-21.50, some Choice and Prime 117-130# offerings at Chicago from $19.00-
21.00, these showing discounts of 500-12.00 from lighterweights of the same grades.
Shorn lambs grading Good to Prime and carrying No. 2 to fall shorn pelts brought
$17.50-20.50, a few fall shorn selling up to 420.60 late at Chicago. Cull to
Choice wooled slaughter ewes cleared from $3.50-8.00, shorn ewes t2.50-7.00. Gocd
and Choice feeder lambs including some new crop feeders realized $16.00-17,00, ewe
lambs selling up to $18.00.
WESTERN LIVESTOCK REVIEW
Price trends on slaughter cattle at Far West terminals were somewhat uneven
due to variable supply and demand conditions. Steers and heifers sold steady to
500 higher in the Northwest, largely steady to 500 lower at other markets. Cows
closed unevenly 500 higher to 500 lower. Vealers and slaughter calves sold fully
steady at most points, advancing up to 41.00 at Denver and Stockton. Stockers and
feeders were in good demand at firm prices. Barrows and gilts declined 25-500 at
Denver, but were steady to 500 higher at Far West terminals. Slaughter lambs
closed steady to 500 higher.
Scattered loads of high-Choice to Prime fed steers brought $21,00 at Portland
and Denver, most high-Good to Choice at other terminals $19,00-20.50, Good $17.00-
Continued on page 341.




334 WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS
----------------- ------- ------------------------- ------------------------------------------
Cattle : Calves I Hogs ee
--- ------- ---- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- --- -- -- --- --!* p -- --
Markt Apr. : Apr. : Apr. : Apr. : Apr. Apr. Apr. Apr.
I 21 23 21 23 21 23 21 23
S1956 : 1955 : 1956 : 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955
------------------ ------------------------------------------L------------------------------


Chicago...-.....--
Cincinnati..........
Denver.............
Fart Worth.-........
Indianapolis.........
Kansas City--------
Pklahoma City......
Omaha .............
St. Joseph--._......
St. Louis NSY.......
iioux City-..........
|. St. Paul..........


45,122
3,901
15,246
7,967
8,473
22,625
11,250
39,076
14,813
19,256
20,569
22,051


42,202
3,656
15,682
10,916
7,839
19,723
9 940
43,554
16,108
17,063
24,334
24,413


1,552
1,254
650
1,434
1,070
1,435
732
866
1,172
3,383
363
9,429


1,543
1,312
774
1,992
1,323
1,571
894
968
930
3,719
262
8,901


46,100
15,303
2,961
3,901
44,650
14,425
4,968
41,160
32,767
65,254
28,938
45,930


44,836
16,163
3,901
2,732
49 042
9,153
3,580
40,748
25,773
52,755
30,557
50,071


9,336
204
15,664
25,996
711
7,376
3,223
9,863
6,145
3,544
4,411
4,264


15,328
191
18,259
33,666
858
12,657
4,120
13,833
4,014
4,489
5,826
5,430


Total----------. 230,349 235,430 23,3^0 24,189 346,357 329,311 90,737 118,671
Apr. 14, 1956 218,163 23,963 339,444 84,471
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Week ended: Hogs Sheep
Apr. 21, 1956 ................ 329,500 23,100
Apr. 14, 1956 ................. 304,500 24,700
Apr. 23, 1955 ................ 257,000 33,300
FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
Week ended Month ---hree mohs..
Apr.19Apr. 12 Apr. 21i Mar. : Mar. Jan. Mar.
... 1956 1956 1955 1956 1955 1956 1955
----------------------- I ---------,,,-' ,,,--- -----~,, ---- '--- - -
Steers 100lT up 567 665 881 1,486 3,143 4,877 7,285
901-1000 1,085 1,469 1,449 6,303 9,474 17,911 26,287
801.900 1,718 2,364 2,588 10,939 14,470 37,321 40,641
701-800 2,851 3,242 3,389 13,421 13,787 41,770 42,279
501-700 8,853 9,611 10,542 39,354 45,607 106,587 116,535


Total steers 10 mkts.
Av. wts." "
Av.cost*" "
" Chicago
Ks. City
Omoha
"* S. St. Paul
"Sioux City
"Denver
Ft. Worth
Oklo. City
S. St. Joseph
*" Natl. Stk. Yds.
Total calves-l0 mkts.
cows.
COWS.


15,074 17,351 18,849 71,503 86,481 208,466 233,027
696# 701f 710* 702# 716F 711# 719f
t17.38 $17.54 20.36 $16.82 $20.41 $16.67 $20.00
18.52 18.56 20.88 17.22 20.18 16.97 20.07
18,15 17,99 21.06 17.44 21.28 17.20 20.75
17.14 17.58 20.49 16.66 20.54 16.47 19.97
16.30 17.11 18.58 15.59 18.65 15.20 17.98
17.43 18.02 20.63 17.49 20.89 16.93 20.40
17,30 17,64 21.22 16.02 21.26 17.30 21.92
16.87 17,07 18.80 16.33 19.83 16.31 19.06
16.61 16.43 19;17 16.18 19.97 16.27 19.18
16,53 17.35 20.52 16.65 20.28 16.46 19.78
17.09 16.65 19.44 16.16 18,98 16.15 18.76
4,306 4,621 5,926 19,304 30,435 72,375 95,561


heifers, bults-" 3,465 3,633 4,349 11,143 15,810 34,968 46,467
* Not adjusted fr differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.
l u oduted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.,




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BEEF STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
------------------ --------------------------------------------------- --- ---- Averge pie
,e h Percent of Average weight Average price
i Average weight .
Number of head total in dollars
y graes per 100 lb.
Grade Week ended
Gr-------------------------------- ------------------------
S 1 Apr. Apr" Apr. 'Apr.:'
19 12 21 19 12 21 19 12 21 19 12 21
1956 1956 1955; 1956 1956 1955 1956 1956 1955 1956 1956 195
-C-H--C .A.-.----_ _- -
CHICAGO.


Prime
Choice
Good
Coor'l.
Utility


!


All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'l,.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Com'I.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coo'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Coa't.
Utility
All grades


S
25 79 2 .4
2858 3163 2355 47.6
2343 2386 3474 39.0
722 758 627 12,0
59 67 50 1.0
6007 6453 6508
--- --------------------...


ST. JOSEPH 1/
1.2 -- 1165 1227 106021,00 21.08 26.04
49.0 36.2 1130 1128 111019,19 19.55 23.14
37.1 53.4 1048 1046 101017,68 17.84 20.58
11.7 9.6 969 990 96415.70 15.86 17.40
1.0 .8 860 857 87813.30 13.64 14.58
1076 1080 104118 18.51 2125
Continued.


1426 1735 735 4.9 5.8 3.1 1298 1284 1259 23.52 23.32 28.71
18351 17224 12778 62.9 58.3 53.9 1183 1193 1140 20.17 20.58 24.39
7386 8927 7679 25.3 30.2 32.4 1033 1049 1018 17.93 18.19 21.50
1825 1497 2276 6.3 5.1 9.6 1013 982 982 15.77 15.63 18.26
173 167 248 .6 .6 1.0 953 1011 918 14.14 14.07 15.76
29161 29550 23716 1139 1143 1087 19.57 19.85 23,06
OMAHA 1/
156 98 120 .9 .6 .7 1376 1276 1236 21.91 23.62 26.05
9293 10077 8648 53.6 60.8 49.8 1183 1165 1114 19.22 19.36 22.95
6495 5329 6259 37.5 32.1 36.0 1040 1035 1006 17.60 17.65 20.69
1031 799 2021 6.0 4.8 11.6 978 994 958 15.42 15.40 18.19
355 283 334 2.0 1.7 1.9 861 890 893 13,43 13.63 15,59
17330 16586 17382 1112 1111 1053 18.39 18.63 21.58
--------- -------------------SIOUX C ITYim .................... ........ ..... .....
97 202 19 1.3 4.2 .2 1420 1361 1220 21.52 22.33 29.00
4985 2991 5145 67,0 62.6 51.4 1160 1184 1129 19.33 19.61 22.94
1874 1397 3626 25.2 29.3 36.2 1025 1045 1057 17.44 17.52 20.98
410 146 1037 5.5 3.1 10.4 1037 994 988 15.71 15.22 18.09
77 39 178 1.0 .8 1.8 973 1105 994 14.08 13.98 15.04
7443 4775 10005 ,20 1144 1086 j,7Q 19.03 21.68
*------------------------------J~ 1144108619.0321.6
KANSAS CITY 1/
68 60 -- 1. .9 -- 1267 1310 -- 21.39 21.03 --
2823 2952 2185 43.6 44.2 45.9 1093 1118 1083 19.40 19.50 23.36
2905 2883 2045 44.9 43.2 43.0 1046 1050 988 17.99 18.00 20.54
531 634 366 8.2 9.5 7.7 1005 1058 1048 15.52 15.72 17.54
140 144 164 2.2 2.2 3.4 1060 1045 961 13.99 14.35 15.81
6467 6673 4760 1066 1083 1035 j8Q..39 18.43 21].50
ST. LOUIS NSY 1/
........................ .-.......... -.......--....... -... ....------.

20 54 -- .3 1.2 1154 1116 -- 22.50 26.80
2241 1939 870 32.6 27.4 18.8 1076 1090 104019.22 19.12 23.46
2702 2986 2800 39,3 42.2 60.5 1011 i010 98817.72 17.62 21.30
1519 1885 738 22.1 26.7 16.0 955 950 88816.23 16.48 18.58
408 237 163 6.0 3.4 3.5 858 892 84014,59 14.04 16.49
.6870 7067 4625. ....10..1 1012 978 17 77 17.69 21.27
--. -- - - - -




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BEEF STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
... ---............... ... .. ---------------------.-..... ..-- --- -- ------ ----'--
SAverage weight
Number of head : total ( ) in dollars
(pounds) |
by grades per 100 lb.
Grade Week ended
: Apr. Apr. : :Apr. Apr.
19 12 21 19 i 12 21 19 12 21 19 12 21
1956! 1956 1955 1956: 1956: 1955: 1956 1956 1955. 1956 1956i 1955
7 DENV..E R 3/
Prime -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- --
Prime..... .. .. .. .. .

Choice 4239 2984 3898 65.6 66.1 77.0 1127 1150 1104 19.22 19.57 23.81
Good 2154 1358 949 33.3 30.1 18.7 1034 1045 1048 18.19 18.17 21.44
Com'l. 72 75 218 1.1 1.7 4.3 991 1039 1009 15.87 15.99 17.27
Utility 94 2.1 -- -- 961 -- 13.88 --
All rades... 6465 4511 5065 1095 1113 1089 18.86 19.02 23.12
1/ These summaries developed from data collected on marketing of fed cattle by the Agricultural Estimates
Division.

ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
..- ------------------------------------- ....---------
Bee Val Park : Lamb and : Total Total
Week (excl. lard) mutton ard
S----------.. --. -. ------ ----------------.. meat lord
ended ,Num- : Nvm. ; : Num.. .
,ended Num- Prod. NProd. b ,ro. : rod. prod. Prod
b her a er her h ber *
--------------------- m ----------------------------...---------------------- L--------- ----A---- 1---------
11 i 000 m. mil b. 1000 mjil. lb. 000 mJllj. i 00b mit. lb. mil. lb. mil. lb.
-------------------------------------------- M--------- ------
Apr. 21, 1956 373 204.8 148 16.9 1,2a7 165.2 281 13.5 400.4 45.5
Apr. 14, 1956 352 195.4 146 16.4 1,168 154.2 282 13.5 379.5 42.0.
Apr. 7, 19561 356 199.4 152 16.0 1,228 161.9 253 12.4 389.7 43.3
Apr. 23, 1955 355 190.4 138 15.3 1,069 147.8 295 14.2 367.7 38.3
Percentage change from
Apr. 14, 1956 +6 +5 +1 +3 +7 +7 0 0 +6 +8
jA 231 1955 +5 +8 +7 +10 +17 +12 -5 -5 +9 +19
.. .---- --------, .........---- -.....---- -----.-.-- ------ -..-----. ------------- "
a-- - ---- -- -- : -- ----- -
Week -: Ca : C : N Sheep and yield
ended : C *.l .^lo lambs per
Dlm. r I*- 100 l
S-------- .... L. Livee Dressed Live Dresed2 Live a Dressed 00 lb.
Apr. 21, 1956 995 549 205 114 235 132 99 48 15.5
Apr. 14, 1956 1,005 555 200 112 234 132 100 48 15.4
Apr. 7, 1956 1,010 560 190 105 232 132 103 49 15.1
Apr. 23, 1955 969 536 199 111 244 138 99 48 14.7

1/ Actual slaughter and revised estimate of production. 2/ Ecludes lard.









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338 CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-------------------------------------- i------------------------- -------------------------
Chicago Kansas City Omaha
-------- ---------------------------- ---------------------------
Classification Apr. : Apr. Apr.
21 14 23 21 14 23 21 : 14 23
S1956 : 1956 :1955 1956 1956 1955 1956 j 1956 J 1955
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers
Steers -


Prime 900-1100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Com'l. All wts.
Heifers -
Prime 600-800#
Choice "
Good 500-900
Com'l. All wts.
Cows All weights
Commercial
Utility
Canner & Cutter
Bulls All weights -
Good
Utility & Commercial
Vealers All weights -
Choice & Prime
Com'l. & Good
Calves 500# down
Choice & Prime
Com'l. & Good


24.25
24.25
20,80
20.68
17.98
15.58


19.18
17.25
14.88

13.38
12,12
10,58

13.25
15.30

24,50
19,00

20,50
15.75


24.30
24.50
21.10
20.95
18.08
15.50

--
19.38
17.30
14.85

13.20
11.95
10.65

13.10
15.45

24.50
19.00

20.50
15.75


28.50
29.80
25,35
25.35
21.35
18.08


22.82
20.42
17.70

14.55
12.62
10.82

14.00
15.55

25.40
19.50

21.00
16.50


t 22.55
S22.28
S19.92
:19.80
:17.40
1 15.42

I --
:19.15
:17.05
:15.00

:12.70
:11.90
:10,80


:13.50

:20.00
:17,00

:18.00
:15.00


22.75
22.50
20.15
20,05
17.52
15.62


19.25
17.18
15.00

12.75
12.00
11.00


26.18
26.30
23.42
23.42
20.40
17.32


21.75
18.78
15.85

13.20
11.78
9.98


: 23.08
:23.08
:19.82
:19.80
: 17.15
:15.12


: 19.30
:16.92
:14.75

:12.50
:11.50
:10.25


-- -- :13.25
13.62 13.40 :13.90


20.60
17.30

18.00
15.00


21.30
16.80

19.30
15.80


:21.00
:16.50

:19.00
:15.00


23.80
23.68
20.45
20.22
17.22
15.12


19.25
16.88
14.75

12.68
11.60
10.35

13.10
14.19

21.00
16.50

19.00
15.00


26.88
27.52
24.00
24.00
20.50
18.00


22.25
19.50
16.25

13.9
12.00
9.95

12.82
13.65

22.30
17.50

20.50
16.00


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves
Steers -


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


19.75
17.25
15.50

17.25
14,50


19.75
17.25
15.50

17.25
14.50


23.00
20.50
17.62


:19.75
:17.25
:15.25


19.75 :17.25
16.25 :14.75


19.50
17.25
15.25

17.00
14.50


23.25
20.50
17.25

19.25
16.25


:19.28
:16.82
:14.40

:17.22
:14.15


-- :12.00 12.00 11.62 :11.75


21.00 21.00 22.50 :20.00


19.75 22.25 :19.50


17.50 17.50 19.50 :17.25 16.88 18.75 :16.80


19.50
17.25
14.50

17.38
14.25


23.12
20.50
17.504

19.25
16.00


11.75 11.75


20.50 22.50

17.00 19.50


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





HOGS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS 6
....... .................. In dollars per 100 pounds
Interior Iowa and
Chicago southern Minnesota Indianapolis
C lassification ,-- ----- ----- -- -- -.... ... I
A Apr. Apr. Apr.
21 14 23 21 14 23 21 14 23
.-------........ 1956 1956 1955 19 9565 1 1955 1956 1956 1955
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ - - - - --. i i i i t t t .I. .


Barrows and
U.S.No.1
2 and 3




Sows -


gilts -
160-180#
180-200
200-220
220-240
240-270
270-300


13.92
14.98
15.32
15,30
15.02
14.72


13.95
15.18
15.40
15.39
15.06
14.75


16.40
17.30
17.32
17.20
16.75
16.25


12.72
14.30
14.72
14.42
14,04
13.55


12.98
14.53
14.92
14.63
14.22
13.74


15.37
16.63
16.90
16.79
16.30
15.71


S13.82
: 15.05
i 15,25
:15.12
: 14.95
:14.55


13.80
15.09
15.22
15.05
14.88
14,28


16.70
17.25
17.25
17.02
16.48
15,92


300-330# 14.00 13.90 15.38 :13.18 13.37 14.74 :13,60 13.52 14.75
360-400 13.35 13.20 14.55 :12.72 12.87 14.10 :12.92 13,00 14.15
450-550 12.35 12.28 13.38 :11.65 11.78 13.06 :11,90 11.60 13.30
Pigs Stockerr and feeder)-

Omaha St. Louis
Gd. & Ch. 70-120 -- -- -- oux ity -

,National Stock Yards ,SuxCt
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Barrows and
U.S.No .1
2 and 3




Sows -


gilts -
160-180#
180-200
200-220
220-240
240-270
270-300


15.25
15.25
15.25
14.78
14.38


15.10
15.10
15.10
14.75
14.20


17.28
17.28
17.15
16.52
15.62


t 14.56
S15.16
: 15.16
: 15.16
: 14.82


14.52
14,98
15.10
15.06
14.78
14.42


17.04
17.24
17.24
17.05
16.65
16.12


:14.75
:15,03
:15,03
:14,68
:13.95


14.94
15.08
15.08
14.80
13.98


--
16.85
16.92
16.82
16.38
15.65


300-330# 13.50 13.35 15.02 :13.32 13.30 14,82 :13.70 13.48 14.78
360-400 12.98 12.80 14.38 :12.95 12.90 14.58 :12.80 12.82 14.02
450-550 12.C0 11.92 13.55 :12.15 12.10 13,78 :11.65 11.82 12.85
Pigs Stockerr & feeder)-
Gd. & Ch. 70-120# -- -- -- : .
-S. St. Paul -altimore N. Portland----------------------------------------------
SS. St. Paul Baltimore : N. Portland
----------------- -------.----------------------------- -- ------------------- -------------------------


Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180#
2 and 3 180-200
200-220
220-240
240-270
270-300
Sows -
300-330#
360-400
450-550
Pigs Stockerr & feeder)-
Gd. & Ch. 70-120#


14.10
15.22
15.45
15.15
14.98
13.78

13.12
12.65
11.75


14.18
15.32
15.32
15.25
14.92
13,95

13.08
12.70
11.88


17.15
17.18
17.10
16.72
16.12
15.32

14.88
14.20
13.20


S15.34
15.97
:16.00
:15,59
:15.00
:14,03

S11.88
:11.88
:10,62


15.34
15.91
15.91
15.69
15.19
14.06

11.94
11.94
10.69


17.62
17.97
17.97
17.75
17.22
16.34

14.91
14.91
12.84


:17.00
:17.12
: 17.12
:17.00
:16,00
:15.38

:14.00
:12.25
:11.00


16.50
16.75
16.75
16.50
15.50
14,88

13.50
12.25
11.00


-- -- -. 13.25


19.00
19.59
19.59
19.25
18.50
17.88

16.75
16.00
15.00


13.25 13.00 17.75 :


..





sGS: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT. AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
- ----------........................""'S .......... ........... -.............- .....- ..-- ......... -
Louis Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi- Natl. sas Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
--- -------------------------------- --I ----------------------------------------- ------------------ --...
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows Apr. 21,1956 14.98 14,95 14.72 14.85 14.62 14.84 14.67 15,06 14.86
and Apr. 14,1956 15.02 14.82 14.92 14.75 14.75 14.99 14.66 14.98 14.85
gilts Apr. 23,1955 16.75 17.18 16.92 16.56 16.31 16.93 16.34 16.92 16.74
Apr. 21,1956 12.91 12.67 12.54 12.73 12.48 12.83 12.72 12.12 12.65
Sows Apr. 1-,1956 12.77 12.59 12.45 12.56 12.44 12.75 12.62 11.96 12.52
Apr. 23L1955 14.06 14.11 14.24 14.02 13.81 14.38 13.85 13.52 13.93
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows Apr. 21,1956 232 219 218 226 230 216 224 224 224
and Apr. 14,1956 233 218 219 226 232 216 222 223 223
gilts Apr. 23 195 242 220 229 241 245 232 231 226 232
Apr. 21,1956 419 404 409 395 391 385 383 444 406
Sows Apr. 14,1956 422 408 408 392 398 383 392 442 409
Apr. 23.1955_ 42.4 42 428 400 398 390 .89 4-.72 43.
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows Apr. 21,1956 35860 57969 13164 34175 24936 29506 37956 38233 271799w
and Apr. 14,1956 34768 60507 11447 30546 24697 24729 40766 40668 268128
gifts Apr. 23,_1955 _36724 .46914 ..8361 33346 24.988 22405 41611. 42723 257072
Apr. 21,1956 6162 3625 765 4418 2061 '1976 4053 3949 27009
Sows Apr. 14,1956 5433 3534 709 3628 1842 1596 4120 3903 24765
Apr_,23_ ,9. ... .-4.2._.. 5 .8.75..... 78--_... .2.7.. -.--.a47-_. ,....4.7-A._.--=7..P66311.
SOWS Percentage of total
Apr. 21,1956 15 6 5 11 8 6 10 9 9
Apr. 14,1956 14 6 6 11 7 6 9 9 8
Apr. 23,1955 11 6 5 14 10 9 10 8 9
W------e--tera3ge.5-51 ------6 ----.--------- ------ --------------1----------------0
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 margi 3/
:, -- .or margin 3/
----------r-------------------- --------- ------------
Apr. 21, 1956 $16.99 $14.98 +$2.01
Apr. 14, 1956 16.70 15.18 + 1.52
SApr 23 _1955 .........1.8_2_ ._.._ _17,.__....0 +, 52.......
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. 1/ Hog-corn
Week ended gilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
Apr. 21, 1956 14,98 149,3 10.0
Apr. 14, 1956 15.02 144.0 10.4
Apr. 23, 1955 16.75 148.0 11,3
1/ Simple average price.





SHEEP AJID LAMBS: WEEB'LY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUCTATIOi!S
In dollars per 100 pounds
Ss t : :Ogden
: C g ah Kansas : Fort :D :North
Chicago Omaha Denver
: City : Worth : :Salt
S- Lake


LAMBS l10 down (WOOLED)
Choice and Apr. 21, 1956
Prime Apr. 14, 1956
Apr. 23, 1955
Good and Apr. 21, 1956
Choice Apr. 14, 1956
Apr. 23, 1955
EES (WOOLED) -
Good and Apr. 21, 1956
Choice Apr. 14, 1956
Apr. 23, 1955
Cull and Apr. 21, 1956
Utility Apr. 14, 1956
Apr. 23, 1955


21.12
21.10
22.15
20.42
20.22
21.25

7.45
7.75
7.45
5,75
6.00
6.28


20,42
20.05
21.68
19.25
18.95
20.82

5,70
6.00
5.50**
3,95
4.25
4.00**


22.80*
22.38*
22.10*
21.38*
20,88*
0. 50*

5.25**
5.25**
6.00**
4.00"*
4.00**
4.50**


20.22
-- 19.90
-- 20.65
l9,90* 19.15
19.70* 18.92
21.10* 19.55


-- 7.12
-- 8.48
-- 6.20"*
-- 4.78
-- 5.92
-_ 4.40'*


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:San
:Fran-
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- 20.50*
5 19.25*
5 19.25*
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7,25 --
7,25

4.75 --
4.75 --
-- 3S. 75**


ZgEDER L-IiBS -
Good and Apr. 21, 1956 -- 17.25 -- 1780
Choice Apr. 14, 1956 -- 18.00
Apr. 23, 1955 -- 19.50 -
*Spring lambs. **Shorn basis,
-------------------------------------------~-~ ~ ~~---------,--

WESTERN LIVESTOCK REVIEW CONTINUED FROM PAGE 333

19.00. Good and Choice'slaughter heifers ranged from t16.00-19.50, a limited
volume of average to high-Choice t19,60-20.00 at Denver and Ogden. Utility and
Commercial cows cleared from l10.50-15.00, bulk 411.00-14.50; Canners and Cutters
48.00-12.00. Choice vealers sold in the Northwest from t25,00-29.00, odd head
$30.00; other Good and Choice offerings g19.00-25.00; same grades slaughter calves
t16.00-21.00. Good end Choice stocker and feeder steers brought 417,C0-19.00;
heifers 1t5.00-18.00; stock steer calves t17.50-23,00.
Direct sales of slaughter steers and heifers at California feedlots were

Steady to 500 lower; slaughter cows and calves 50-t1.00 higher. Good and Choice
slaughter steers brought 919.00-20,50, a string of Choice 1200# steers carrying
some Prime t20.75, few loads under 1100# t21,00, Good and Choice heifers brought
t17.00-19.00, high-Choice t19.50-20.00. About 800 head Good and Choice around 850#
slaughter steers were contracted in Northern California for May delivery at $18,00;
several hundred heed 900-1000, for near-term delivery 17.00-17.50. About 260
feeder steers weighing ?60-p brought 16.00, f.o.b. New Mexico. Around 600 head of
Good to mostly Choice light yearling stock steers were contracted in Northern
California at $19.25 for iay 15th delivery.
Mixed lots U. S. No. 1 to 3 180-240# barrows and gilts sold late in S. San
Francisco at t16,75; Stockton 417.00; Los Angeles 416.00-17.00; Portland 16S.25-
-8.00; Spokane 416.25-16.50; Ogden 415.00-16,25; Denver 415.00-16.00. Few Gocd to
Prime spring lambs brought 419,00-20,50 at Far West terminals; Choice and Prime
32-a2# native spring lambs at Denver "22.25-22.50, Good and Choice 420.50-22.00,
The same grades of old crop wooled lambs sold there from 419.00-20.50. Spring
Lambs sold direct in California from 419,00-20.00, some growers asking 421.00.
Feeder lambs were contracted for immediate to the latter part of May delivery
from $17.00-18.50.




342
NEW YOTP WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW
Western Dressed Fresh Meats

Supplies of Western dressed fresh meats in the New York Metropolitan Area
appeared slightly reduced as compared with the previous week. Steer offerings
were normal, but cow beef and calf supplies were only moderate. Veal unloads were
supplemented by a large carryover. Lamb receipts were moderate to barely normal
and consisted mainly of old crop carcasses. Volume of fresh pork was moderate to
small. Trading was slow at the outset, but fairly active by midweek, as chain
interests participated in the late trade. Most classes cleared at steady prices
although old crop lamb sold higher, and sharp upturns were registered on fresh
pork loins. Compared with Friday a week ago: Steer beef uneven, mostly steady,
cow beef, calf and spring lamb unchanged; veal steady to $1.00 lower; old crop lamb
steady to $1.00 up; pork loins $5.00-6.00 higher, other fresh pork cuts $3.00 lower
to $1.00 higher.
Prices on steer carcasses were generally unchanged, although Choice 600-8007
offerings sold within a relatively narrow price range, with 600-700# actually about
50# lower, while 700-800# were around 500 higher. Local wholesalers encountered
a spontaneous demand for rounds, and these brought higher prices, but arm chucks
sold weak to 500 lower. A relatively small supply of cow beef moved at steady
prices.
Veal was weak as the result of inactivity on the part of volume outlets, and
the largest carryover of the year to date. A peddling trade prevailed for the most
vart. Old crop and spring lamb were represented, the former predominating and
usually favored by the buying side. Prices were fully steady, with 45-55, old crop
up $1.00.
Prices on fresh pork loins turned sharply higher as the result of a concerted
demand from virtually all retail channels. The supply was mostly moderate, with
8-12# sizes predominating.

Locally Dressed Fresh Meats

Demand was fair for non-kosher offerings, with fresh pork clearing promptly
despite liberal slaughter. Movement of kosher fresh meats was slow aside from
slight flurry of activity on lamb early in the week. Prices on non-kosher beef and
veal cuts held mainly steady with the previous week, lamb barely steady, and fresh
pork loins sharply higher. Kosher classes sold unevenly lower.
Prices on steer hindquarters were fairly well maintained, with the bulk of
heavyweight selections sold in the form of wholesale cuts. Rounds encountered
reliable outlet and sold at higher prices while easiness developed on loin cuts.
Ribs, plates and briskets brought steady prices, but concessions of around 50( were
made in arm chuck sales. Prices on kosher steer cuts held steady at the outset,
but toward the close, demand was extremely narrow.
Concerted price resistance and a varied buyer indifference confronted local
veal wholesalers. Quotations were unchanged, but bulk of sales averaged toward the
low end of quotations. Lamb sellers endeavored to maintain firm price attitudes.
Prices of hindsaidlos were well sustained, with small upturns in instances. How-
ever, foresaddlos and related cuts sold weak to lower. Kosher lamb forosaddles
declined $5.00 or more for the period.
Fresh pork loins sold sharply higher and found ready outlet with chain inter-
ests most aggressive. Other cuts sold steady, with minor variations. Complete
clearances were virtually assured.
Local slaughter of cattle and calves showed little change from the previous
week but hor and lamb kills increased.




343
CHICAGO WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW

Trading on carcass beef was only moderately active early but improved later
with Prime selling most dependably. Veal trade was slow throughout with trading
fairly active on fresh pork and lamb. Pork loins, spareribs 3# down, and lanb
loins, stews and shoulders were in best demand. Volume of fresh pork was moderate
to small, with supply of lamb and veal grading Choice and below about normal,
Volume of spring lamb was rather small compared to old crop offerings. Bulk of
the steer and heifer beef graded Choice. Some carryover of lamb legs and hind-
saddles is expected, otherwise clearances will be about normal. Compared with a
week ago: Choice beef steady to 500 lower, other grades steady to strong; veal un-
changed; lamb steady to 500 higher; pork loins $2.00-2.50 higher, other pork cuts
steady.
Choice and Prime squarecut beef chucks turned at t26.00-28.00. Prime rounds
brought $40.00-41.00, Choice $38.50-40.00; Prime loins $85.00-89.00, Choice 50-70-
loins $65.00-68.00, lighter weight heifer loins down to $63.00. Prime ribs brought
$57.00-60.00, Choice $40.00-44,00. Choice and Prime kosher style beef chucks sold
from $28.00-29.00. Lamb hindsaddles cleared mostly from $50.00-56.00; lamb legs
$46.00-52.00; loins $60.00-65.00; hotel ribs $48.00-53.00. Eight to 12# pork loins
sold from $40.00-43.50, 12-16# $39.00-43.00. Boston butts 4-8# cashed from $26.50-
30.00; spareribs 3# down $31.00-34.00.

PACIFIC COAST WHOLESALE MEAT TRATE REVIEW

Steer carcasses were in liberal to slightly excessive supply at West Coast
centers. Supplies were most excessive in California, with volume of cow beef
rather limited, particularly Canner and Cutter. Veal and calf carcasses were
limited except in Northern California. Spring lamb was scarce in California but
sufficient for the demand in the Northwest. Fresh pork was adequate at most points
with cured pork cuts liberal to excessive. Trading was slow on steer carcasses
while cow beef was slightly more active. Outlet for veal and calf was fair with a
good demand for spring lamb, particularly in California. Fresh pork cuts moved
satisfactorily while trade on cured pork cuts was slow. Prices compared with last
Friday: Steer beef unevenly steady to $1.00 lower at Los Angeles and $1.00 higher
in the Northwest; cow beef mostly steady, instances $1.00 higher at San Francisco;
veal and cL'lf steady to $1.00 higher; spring lamb $1.00-3.00 higher in California
and $1.00 lower in the Northwest; fresh pork loins steady to $2.00 higher, other
fresh pork cuts mostly steady; smoked skinned hams and slab bacon weak to $2.00
lower, other smoked meats steady; lard steady to $1.00 higher.
Choice steer carcasses under 600# bulked from $32.50-36.00, few under 500#
to $37.00 at San Francisco; 700-800# $31.50-34.00; Good 500-700# $29.00-35.00; Com-
mercial $27.00-31.00; Utility $25.00-30.00. Commercial cow brought $24.00-30.00,
softboned at the latter price; Utility $24.00-28.00; Canner and Cutter $21.00-25.00.
Good and Choice veal under 150# brought $37.00-42.00 in California; $40.00-50.00
in the Northwest; Good and Choice calf under 300# $32.00-39.00; Commercial down to
$29.00. Choice and Prino spring lamb under 55# cashed from $38.00-42.00, few
$44.00 at Portland; Good, all weights, $35.00-39.00. Closely trimmed pork loins
under 16# cleared from $41.00-48.00; shoulders same weight $25.00-32.00; Boston
-Ixtte under 8, $31.0r0-38.00; smoked skinned hams under 18# $46.00-54.00; few $55.00
in the Nr~Vrmrst; slab baron under 10# $29.00-40.00; sliced 1# packages $37.00-
45.00; lard in 1# cartons $13.50-19.00.





WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-------------------------- ------------------------ 7 --------------------------
S New York Chicago San Francisco
C I ti----"-- ---- ---- ----" --------.. .. .. .------------------ -------- -------- -.. --.. ...
Classification ,,-I-,--,--.- --- -- A, A
Apr. .Apr. Apr.
S21 14 23 21 14 : 23 21 14 23
........... 95 1956 1955 1956 1956 : 1955 1956 .1956 195 5
--------------" "--- ------- ---------------- --------------- ------_ ~ Cr _I -----------------------~ i ,, -= --


Steer -


Prime 600.700#
Q00-800
Choice 500-600
600-700


Good 35
Com'i.
Cow, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime
Choice
Good
Lamb .6
Prime

Choice

Good
Pork Fresh -


0-600
v


41,50
40.00

35.25
32.00
28.00


41.50
40.00

35.50
32.00
28.00


27.75 27.75
25.50 25.50


30-1 10#
* *
* U



4O-50
50-60
ill wts.


Loins 8-10# av.
10-12 '
12-16 "
Butts 4-8
Pork Cured -
Hams, smk., skd. -
12-16f av.
16-18
18-20 "
Bacon, smk.. slab -
6-# av.
8-10 U
Sliced 1 # pkg.
Picnics, smoked -
4-8f av.
Backs. D. S.-
16-20# av.
Lard, 1# cartons -
Refined
Substitutes


41.00
35.00
28.50


41.00
35.60
28,90


45.00* 40.00
-- 38.50
45. C* 40. 00
-- 38.50
41.50* 36.00


43.20
43.20
42.40
31.30


49.50
48.50

3 .%--j n
32.50
39.00


39.90
39.90
38.70
33.00


50.50
48.50



33.50
39.50


25.00 27.00 33.00 : 30.15


13,50 13.50

16.25 16.25


15.00 : 12.00

17.00 : 15.45
-- -


-. 39.00
48,50 a 39,00
-- t 33.50
41.40 : 33.50
37.20 :30.30
32.50 t 28.25

29.00 --
26.50 --

39.00 : 42.50
34.00 : 37.00
31.00 :34.00

43.00 :40.15
41.20 : 39.00
43.00 : 40.15
41,20 : 39.00
39.20 :37.50

43.60 : 40.95
43.60 : 40,95
41.10 : 40,35
34.20 :28.25


51.50 : 51.52
43.80 50.55
-- : 50.25

43.50 : 34.25
39.00 : 32.55
50,50 : 38.75


48.25 :
48.25 --
39.10 : 6.00
40.50 : 34.00
36.00 : 33.00
32.50 : 30.00

-- : 28.50
: 25.50

42.50 :
39.00 : --
36.50 : 41.00


-- -

36.00
34. 00
33.00
30.00


B--

41.50
40.50
38.00
35.00


27.50 29.50
25.00 25.50


39.00
39.00
33.75
33.75
31.10
28.30




42.10
37.00
34.00

40.30
39.00
40.30
39.00
38.00

38.15
38.15
37.60
28.50


52.65
51.50
51.15

33.45
32.00
38.05


43.00
39.00


43.10 : 40.00* 40.00* 42.00"
40.60 : -- -- --
42.10 : 39.00* 39.00* 42.00*
39.60 : -- -- --
38.10 : 36.00* 36.00* 40.00*


42.60 : 45.00
42.60 : 16.40
40.90 : 45.60
30.30 : 36.00


52.55 : 51.00
51.12 : 50.00
50.00 :

46.65 : 38.00
43.90 : 36.00
51.50 : 40.00


30.05 35.35 : 30.30


45.00
45.70
45.00
36.00


51.00
50.00


38.00
36.00
40.00


51.00
49.00
48.00
41.00


54.90
51.80


53.00
47.20
51.00


30.00 37.20


11.75 11.42 :


14.95


16.25 :17,85
28.00 : --


17.25


18.50


Note: Quotations at llew York exclude locally dressed meats.
*Spring lamb.


41.00


--


-,,




345


INSPECTED STOCKER AJD FEEDER SHIPMENTS FROrT PUBLIC STOCKYARDS
MARCH 1956 WITH CCOMPARISOI'S


Cattle and Calves


I


ion


Market Mar. Mar. State
origin 1956 : 1955 : destinat:

Number Number
Baltimore. 1,609 2,352 Pennsylva
Chicago. 4,208 6,065 Ohio. .
Cincinnati 552 513 Indiana .
Clovis . 9,399 9,094 Illinois.
Denver . 11,773 21,957 INichigan.
Detroit. 813 1,010 Wisconsin
Fort Worth 9,940 14,308 Minnesota
Indianapolis 4,389 3,005 Iowa. .
Kansas City. 33,548 39,778 Missouri.
Lancaster. 3,843 5,733 South Dak
Los Angeles. 3,968 6,386 Nebraska.
Louisville 2,472 2,878 Kansas.
Nashville. 1,262 1,577
Ogden. 10,953 6,775 Maryland.
Oklahoma City. 26,343 21,413 Virginia.
aha. . 18,300 26,941 Kentucky.
St. Louis area 1/. 6,270 7,727 Tennessee
San Antonio. 17,804 18,238
Sioux City 21,668 26,935 Oklahoma
Sioux Falls. 7,190 11,562 Texas .
S. St. Joseph. 21,069 10,007 Colorado.
S. St. Paul. 5,561 8,832 Utah. .
Wichita. 8,313 12,025 Californi;
All other inspected2. 48,202 58,297 All other
-~ Z ------- --- - -
STta.l _. 279,449 323,408 Total
Sheep and Lambs


9
II
*


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* a


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* a


* 9 .
.~ 9
j1


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a


Mar.
S1956

Number
5,839
7,646
10,794
.21,702
2,285
S 456
. 6,888
. 37,016
.34,139
. 4,355
. 18,582
. 16,128

1,535
. 1,217
2,319
2,773


. 12,490 10,528
. 24,866 26,023
. 9,935 11,013
. 3,498 3,838
S. 26,658 23,740
. 28,328 36,864
S.279_449 323,408 _


Chicago. .... 1,092 612 Ohio. 552 1,061
Denver 11,080 18,886 Indiana . 331 514
Fort Worth 12,574 15,345 Illinois. 4,071 5,339
Kansas City. 5,682 5,334 Michigan. 788 326
)Louisville ... ..- Wisconsin 305 587
Ogden . 11,076 1,513 Minnesota 7468 ,727
Omaha. 1,253 4,613 Iowa. . 19,401 19,034
St. Louis area 94 1,399 Missouri ... 35,155 14,007
Salt Lake City 4,187 1,392 South Dakota. 2,32F 2,003
Sioux City 2,474 7,231 Nebraska. 14,887 19,515
Sioux Falls. 1,723 1,641 Kansas.. 2,258 1,467
S. St. Joseph. 33,050 9,772 Kentucky. 1 849
S. St. Paul. 7,94F 9,265 Texas . 5,851 6,746
Colorado. 3,793 6,146
Utah. 151 29
All other California. 3,022 2,277
inspected 2/ 23,433 19,504 All other 2/. 15,307 7,880
Total 2.. 115,663 96,507 Total2 .115,663 96,507 _
-- ~~~1 6-- E3 -r- --- --- -i -- -*_ -- d-t- _--d -S- -- -- --*- -- -
1/ Includes St. Louis National Stockyards, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.
2/ Excludes Hawaii.
Compiled by the Agricultural Estimates Division, Agricultural Marketing Service,
from Inspection Records of Animal Quarantine Branch,Agricultural Research Service.


nia.
* .
* .


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4 .
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ota.


Mar.
1955

Number
7,411
6,172
9,102
23,232
2,247
468
8,925
53,908
19,011
7,872
41,204
23,265

1,753
1,148
2,676
3,008


.
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BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW
Movement of greasy domestic worsted wools in the Boston market increased with
about twenty-nine cars sold. Interest centered primarily on medium grades of 4
fleece wools. Prices held unchanged. 'Sales in the domestic wool-producing areas
were slower than a-week ago. A moderate volume of wool was moved at a sale held
in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and some 8-months and 12-months wool was sold in
Texas. Buying in the fleece wool States was slow, Australian quotes continued
strong at midweek as the Continent and Japan dominated with Bradford supporting.
Prices at Cape markets held firm.
Fleece Wools Graded fine Ohio delaine, staple and good French combing
length sold around41l.28 clean basis. Graded 60/62s good French combing and.
staple fleeces brought about $1,13 and 56/58s good French combing and staple at
520-54# in the grease moved from Vl.00-1.03 clean. Graded 50/54s good French
combing and staple at 52#-54# sold from 940-98# clean basis and graded 48s low 1/4
blood staple fleece wool brought 93# clean. A small lot of average to good-French
combing 58/58s fleeces sold at 500 in the grease while medium grade fleece cloth-
ing wool brought 93# clean basis. Bulk medium grade fleece lambs wool and burry
medium fleeces moved at 450 and 43# grease basis respectively. Country buyers
paid 424-44# grease basis to the growers.
Territory Wools Original bag New Mexico bulk good French combing and staple
64/70s sold at $1,30 clean basis. Grease prices paid in New Mexico ranged from
28#-41# with estimated clean costs delivered Boston ranging from tl.18-1.25 for
original bag bulk fine wool. Sacramento Valley, California wools sold from 45i-
52# grease basis while Los Banos fine and 1/2 blood wools were estimated from 98#-
Sl.20 clean basis delivered East. Around Elko, Nevada grease prices ranged from
41#-46.,
Texas Wools Original bag 12 months 64/70s Texas wool, bulk good French
combing and staple, sold at $1.30 clean basis. Eight months wool sold in Texas
frim 500-53# grease basis f.o.b. while 12 months wool bulk good French combing and
staple was estimated to cost around t1.25 clean, delivered Boston,
Mohair A substantial volume of adult mohair sold in Texas at 87j# to the
warehouse. Trade on kid hair continued dormant.
Carpet Wools Trade in carpet wools continued very quiet. Dealers were
interested in the three-day auction at Liverpool of about 13,080 bales of
Pakistan/India carpet wools commencing April 24,




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