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Yuiad LIVESTOCK DIVISION W





MARKET REVIEWS AND STATISTICS
Vol. 24, No. 25 June 19, 1956
Week ended June 16

Page
Livestock Market Reviews. .. .. .. 488
Livestock Market Receipts 490
Feeder and Stocker Statistics .. 490
Steer Sale Statistics. .. ..... ...... 491
Estimated Slaughter and Meat Production 492
Slaughter at Major Centers. .... .. 493
Estimated Percentage of Feeder and Stocker Cattle and
Slaughter Cows in Salable Receipts. 493
Cattle Prices . . .. 494
Hog Prices . 495
Hog Purchase Statistics ... 496
Sheep and Lamb Prices .. . 497
Wholesale Meat Trade Reviews .. .. 498
Wholesale Meat Prices .. 500
Wool Market Review . 501
Special to this issue

Federally Inspected Slaughter by Regions, May 1956. 497
Meats and Meat Food Products Processed a ned
under Federal Inspection. April 30- 'e. 502
Inspected Stocker and Feeder Shipnme
Stockyards. May 1956. / 504
Stocker and Feeder Cattle and Shee ceived in 0
Several Corn Belt States, May 1 505







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

AmI-.**A






488


MIDWEST LIVESTOCK MARKET REVIEW

Cattle marketing were the largest for any week since January. The liberal
receipts and excessively hot weather influenced a weak to 50# lower price trend
on fed steers and heifers at the majority of markets. Hog receipts decreased
and prices held up well despite further declines in the wholesale fresh pork
trade. Butchers closed steady to 25# higher at most markets and 25-50# lower at
a few points. Late sales of spring lambs were l1.50-4.00 lower, occasional
sales as much as $5.00-6.00 off.
SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES
Excessively hot dry weather over much of the midwest influenced increased
marketing Of cattle, particularly slaughter cows and in some areas Good light
steers and heifers. Receipts at the 12 markets increased for the second
straight week and were largest since the second week of January. Movement of
fed steers was liberal at several markets, supply of grainfeds at Kansas City
being largest for a June week since 1949, with the volume at Sioux City largest
for June in two years. Buyers again preferred Choice steers under 1100#, and
with price trend uneven, fed steer prices strengthened at a few points but
developed weakness at most centers, The general price trend on steers was
steady to 50# lower, extremes $1.00 off with least decline on Choice steers
under 1100#* At St. Joseph steers under 1200# closed steady to 50# higher,
others weak to 25# or more lower, while at St. Louis National Stock Yards Good
and Choice steers sold around 50# higher, lower grades steady to 500 off, re-
flecting the unevenness in the week's trend. Heifer prices were also irregular,
trend being quite similar to that on steers. Prices of heifers continued in
close alignment with the same grades of steers, although the price differential
widened at some centers. Cows were mainly steady to t1.00 lower, bulls steady
to $1.00 higher. Sharply lower dressed veal prices influenced declines of $1.00-
3.00 on vealers and slaughter calves. Most Good and Choice steers cashed at mid-
west terminals from $17.00-21.50, high-Choice and Prime $21.50-23.00, several
loads Prime 150-1385# steers at Chicago $23.00-23.50. Latter was lowest weekly
top there since July 1953, whereas top of $22.75 for Prime heifers was highest
of the year. Most Good and Choice heifers cleared at midwest markets from
$17.00-21.00. Good to Prime vealers sold at S. St. Paul late from $17.00-21.00;
bulk Choice at St. Louis National Stock Yards $18.00-20.00.
STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES
Trading on stocker and feeder cattle and calves continued to show a high
degree of sensitivity to changes in the weather. An unseasonable heat wave over
a large part of the nation during the week again gave rise to fears of another
dry summer, particularly since much of the Western half of the country is
deficient in sub-soil moisture resulting in pastures often quickly showing the
adverse effects of the heat. Demand for stockers and feeders often shows a
seasonal slow-down starting about mid-June. With the grass season well under
way most grasiers already have stocked their pastures, and in addition the
press of field work often prevents farmers from coming to market at this time
of year. However, the curtailment in the current week's demand came suddenly
and in vivid contrast to the previous week's lively trade reflecting more
than anything else the bearish effect of the unfavorable turn in the weather.
Receipts continued seasonally moderate to small despite a substantial in-
crease in the total cattle run. In a slow trade, prices generally closed
steady to 50# lower. Common, Medium and low-Good stickers showed most decline
and in instances were $1.00 or more lower. At Sioux City the decline was more






489


drastic than elsewhere, prices at that market dropping $1.00-2.00. The price
relationship between fats and feeders was more favorable than a year ago at
least from the standpoint of comparative average costs. The average cost of
all steers 500# up shipped to the country from Kansas City was $1.82 under a
year ago while the price of all beef steers there was only 960 below a year ago.
Good and Choice feeder steers 750# up sold from $16.00-19.50, not many above
$19.00. A few Choice lightweight short yearling stock steers brought $20.50.
21.25, and Choice 650# stockers rated 420.50. However, relatively few
yearlings exceeded $19.50, and majority were Medium and Good selling from
$14.00-18.75. Good and Choice yearling heifers brought $15.00-18.50. A few
Choice steer calves sold from $20.00-21.25 while heifer calves seldom exceeded
$18.00 HOGS
Combined receipts were somewhat smaller than the previous week but were
fully adequate on most days. Packing plant demand was usually only moderate as
excessively hot weather slowed trading on wholesale fresh pork. Shipping outlet
varied from fairly good to rather poor. The relatively narrow price margins be-
tween the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota area and surrounding terminal markets
on butchers under 240# curtailed out-of-State shipments in the Interior. Prices
for barrows and gilts strengthened earlier in the week but declined later except
for some upturn on Friday. Compared with a week earlier butchers closed steady
to 25# higher at most points, with declines of 25-40# or more at Chicago and
Indianapolis where quotations late the previous week were relatively high com-
pared with other points. A fair showing of number 1 and 2 lots appeared at some
Western Corn Belt markets but most such offerings were sorted from larger lots
of mixed No. 1 to 3 butchers to fill shipping orders. Butchers grading No. 1
and 2 usually brought from 25-75# more than mixed No. 1 to 3 lots of comparable
weights. The proportion of sows showed a further increase, these selling uneven-
ly 25# or more higher to 25# lower.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S. No. 1 over No. 3 live basis, for
200-220# barrows and gilts was $1.00 per cwt, based on provision prices at
Chicago June 7 to June 13, inclusive.
Feeder pigs closed 500 lower at Sioux City, Good and Choice 120-150# $14.00-
14.50. Most late sales at S. St. Paul were steady at $15.00-15.50. Prices at
Memphis were unchanged, Medium and Good 70-140# feeders cashing from $11.00.12.50,
a few Good and Choice $12.50-13.00, Common $10.00-11.00.
SHEEP AND LAMBS
Despite reduced receipts, slaughter lamb prices broke $1,50-4.00 at midwest
markets, instances off more. Slaughter sheep sold 25#-$1.00 lower and feeder
lambs were steady to $1.00 lower. The main bearish factor in the lamb trade was
the sharp drop in wholesale dressed lamb prices. This in turn was a result of
the curtailed demand for meats caused by the hot, humid weather over most of the
Eastern half of the country. At most midwest points spring lambs made up bulk of
the receipts. At Ft. Worth, however, which again received more than 37 percent
of the 12-market supply, arrivals ran about 40 percent old-crop lambs and
yearlings. Early in the week spring lambs sold up to $28.50 at Chicago and the
late top there was 427.00. Elsewhere in the midwest late sales of Good to Prime
spring lambs ranged from $19.00-24.00, Culls down to 410.00 and below. Good and
Choice 85-105# old-crop lambs with No. 1 and 2 pelts, including some yearlings,
cashed at Chicago from $20.50-21.75. At Ft. Worth Good and Choice shorn lambs
and yearlings bulked from $18.00-18.50. Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes
sold at t2.00-5.00. Continued on page 506.






WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


Cattle Calves Hogs Sheep
-------- ------- ..---- -------- ...-------- --------... .................... .............
M t June June June June: June June June June
Market 16 18 16 18 16 18 16 18
1956 : 1955 : 1956 : 1955 : 1956 1955 1956 1955
- -- -- -- -- - ---- --- . .-.. . .. .. .. .. -- -... .-


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


49,534
4,597
14,441
18,191
9,117
21,396
13,787
45,736
16,643
20,003
25,047
21,999


43,156
4,527
14,496
18,260
8,222
17,729
15,691
39,502
12,935
16,029
21,203
19,616


2,377
1,308
838
3,343
1,092
1,987
1,454
1,417
1,572
4,250
618
6,616


2,356
1,414
706
3,190
1,735
1,840
1,571
659
964
5,080
1,136
6,545


38,744
13,450
2,868
3,470
36,309
12,450
4,383
33,689
27,356
59,951
23,587
44,001


38,990
11,082
2,785
2,270
31,410
7,095
2,640
33,665
18,200
36,085
26,123
39,253


4,183
1,959
4,739
35,262
2,700
10,050
2,933
7,592
8,896
9,766
3,456
2,267


Total.. -----------260,491 231,366 26,872 27,196 300,258 249,598 93,803


4,785
2,042
5,002
25,841
1,881
9,327
3,248
13,179
6,693
6,682
2,505
2,044

83,229


June 9, 1956 247,100 26,142 334,016 98,654
---------------------Q --------------------------------------------------------- --. -.----.--.--
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Week ended: Hogs Sheep
June 16, 1956 ................ 265,500 23,600
June 9, 1956 ..--.--....- -... 253,000 22,800
June 18, 1955 --------------- 211,500 28,100
FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT,AND NUMBER
Week ended Month Five months
.... .-.-..-.-. .---- ----------- a -------- ---.. ................ v .-- -......-
June 14 June 7 June 16 May May Jan. May
1956 1956 1955 : 1956 1955
Steers 1001o up 298 202 344 1,367 2,107 8,302 13,062
901-1000 546 641 296 3,341 4,842 26,383 39,412
801-900 1,734 1,649 1,575 8,747 7,646 54,880 59,633
701-800 2,710 2,766 2,358 11,182 13,229 69,581 69,119
501-700 9,335 7,255 7,678 41,098 41,101 187,115 200,452


Total steers 10 akts.
Av. wts." "
Av.cost*" "
S" Chicago
Ks. City
"Omaha
"' "S. St. Paul
"Sioux City
"'Denver
Ft. Worth
Oklo. City
S. St. Joseph
Natl. Stk. Yds.
Total calves-10 mkts.


14,623
676#
$16,88
18.37
17,64
16.77
17.68
18.15
17.85
15.56
16.04
16.16
17.13
8,459


12,513
686#
$17.23
18.23
17.63
16.78
17.55
18.43
18.33
15.87
16.32
16.84
16.77
6,396


12,251
672#
$18.95
20.33
19.46
18.99
18.69
20.16
20.24
18.26
17.56
18.38
18.35
7,002


68,735
686#
$16.98
17.93
17.68
16.95
16.05
17.78
17.78
15.68
15.72
16.48
16.95
26,322


68.,925
692#
$18.95
20.33
20.01
18.51
17.23
19.63
20.17
17.58
17.45
18.44
18.49
28,552


316,261
704#
$16.86
17.49
17.41
16.72
15058
17.20
17.40
16.25
16.14
16.53
16.46
117,892


381,678
714,
$19.93
20.31
20.74
19.86
18,09
20.35
21.59
18.74
18.82
19.67
18.88
153,845


cows.
heifers, bulls-"" 3,792 4,588 3,353 20,116 19,681 69,644 83,474
* Not adjusted for differences in grade of cattle sold at each market.


490






491
BEEF STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
: Percent of : Average weight : Average price
Average weighting dollars
SNumber of head : total pounds ) in dollars
- b grades : -: _pe r_100_lb.
S __---- eek ended
: June : June : June : June


S14 %
: 1956:

Prime 2430
Choice 23015
Good 8117
Standard 529
Corn' --
Utility 81
All grades 34172

Prime 211
Choice 15161
Good 5028
Standard 565
Com' --
Utility 184
All grades 21149

Prime 68
Choice 7512
Good 3070
Standard 372
Com'l. --
Utility 54
All grades 11076

Prime 207
Choice 3146
Good 2776
Standard 356
Com'l. -
Utility 80
All grades 6565

Prime 42
Choice 2995
Good 1852
Standard 787
Com'l. 31
Utility 75
All grades 5782

Prime 93
Choice 3157
Good 2606
Standard 376
Com'l. --
Utility 150
All grades 6382


7 1 16 t 14 : 7 : 16 1
1956: 1955: 1956: 1956: 19551
CHICAGO
1908 1762 7.1 5,5 6.2
24518 19502 67.4 71.1 68,2
7258 6608 23,8 21.0 23.1
628 -- 1.5 1.8 --
25 640 -- .1 2.2
147 76 .2 .5 .3


28588

316
12592
5493

1264
158
19823

132
7067
2533

.325
79
10136

219
1909
1501

365
57
.4051

3
2286
1780

256
116
4441


160 19
2997 1800
2224 2572
586 --
-- 611
64 51
6031 5053


OMAHA 1
1,0 1.0 1.6
71,7 72.0 63.5
23.8 23.0 27.7
2.7 3.0


14 7 : 16 ; 14: 7: 16
1956: 1956: 1955: 1956: 1956 1955


312
183
)15
396

346
L47

336
L37
011
924


1;
1:



i

1i
1:
1


34484

189
14524
4643
611

204
20171

721
7179
3438
423

66
11827

114
2668
3353
169

36
6340


1248 22.37
1136 21.16
1006 19.55
-- 17.04
947 --
856 14.80
1107 20,86

1267 21.29
111120.14
1028 18.33
-- 15.76
967 -
88013.84
107919 62

118121.41
112120.07
100118.88
--16.74
969 --
89114.56
1085 1966


1309
1172
1011
918
1338
921
1140

1242
1147
1015
955

856
1109

1216
1150
1015
964

933
1107

1136
1157
1029
948

880


22,10
20,85
19,39
16.56

13,63
20,06


1062 22.07
1044 20.69
928 19.27
-- 17,31
852 17,88
876 14.75
982 19.77

1356 21.10
1116 20.68
103019.08
16.39


22.70
21.32
19,69
17,01
16.98
15.13
21.02

21.43
19.90
18.07
15.67

13.67
19.37

21.40
20.36
18.85
16.80

15.29
19,89

22.45
20.64
19.18
16.37
--
13.69
19.81

22. OC
20.44
19.25
17.75
17.38
15.58
19.43

21.1
19.93
18,33
16.1


-- 1046 -- -
99 88813.88 13,7(
)75 106319.72 19.0(
Continued


24.55
22.71
20.44

16.97
14.15
22,23

23.34
21.60
19.62

17.22
14.95
20.82

23.38
21.58
19.74

17.45
15.44
21.03

23.24
22.12
20.34

16.92
S15.15
21.02

23.99
22.11
20.21

17.15
15.64
I 20.99

22.00
3 22.01
S20.19
7 --
- 17.61
0 14.81
0 20.52


1118
1096
1028

998
922
1061


-- -- 6.4 --
.8 1.0 .8 847
1101
- SIOUX CITY V_
.6 6.1 1.3 1223
67,8 60.7 69.7 1146
27.7 29.1 25.0 997
3.4 3,6 -- 920
--. 3.2 --
.5 .5 .8 845
1096
KANSAS CITY 1i
3.2 1.8 5.4 1206
47.9 42.1 47,1 1136
42.3 52.9 37.1 984
5.4 2.6 -. 832


-- -- 9,0
1,2 .6 1.4


886


1054
ST. JLOUIS NSYL
.7 .1 .1 1124
51.8 37.3 51.5 1081
32.0 46.2 40.1 983
13.6 10.9 -- 920
.6 2.0 5.7 1118
1.3 3.5 2.6 850
1025
S. ST JOSEPHJ _
1.4 2.6 .4 1284
49.5 49.7 35.6 1130
40.8 36.9 50.9 1037
5.9 9.7 -- .906


-- 12.1
2.4 1.1 1.0


-
853 8
1075_ _


Grade


1082

829
1097
1000
922
1120
887
1026

1199
1110
1051
974


8
2276
2818
663
119
213
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492 BEEF STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
------------- --------------------- '-,-,-,- ,------.--- I ------ --- -------------- --- r -------- ----- r ------
S. percent Average igh price
Number of head total : .a i in dollars
(pounds)
by grades : per 100 lb.
Grade Week ended
r ---.- --...--- ...........--.... ----
June June I June June
14 7 16 14 7 16 14 7 16 14 7 16
.... 19.56.. 195 ... .95. 1956 1956 1955 5 956 1956 1955. 1956 1956 1955
DENVEfR /
Prime -- 73 E6 -- 1.0 .9 -- 1172 1116 -- 21.91 23.11
choicee 5771 5756 5954 74.5 76.7 81.1 1152 1123 1112 20.85 20.80 22.47
Good 1830 1467 1124 23.6 19.6 15.3 1066 1003 1006 19.71 19.25 20.47
Standard 110 198 -- 1.4 2.6 -- 1200 915 -- 17.13 16.11 --
Com'1. -- 201 -- 2.7 -- 989 .. -- 16.82


Utility 40 9 -- .5 .1 852 769 -- 12.50 14.00 --
All grades 7751 7503 7343 1131 1094 1093 20.51 20.43 22.06
L-------------------------------0----------
I/ These summaries developed from data collected on marketing of fed cattle by
the Agricultural Estimates Division.
ESTIMATED FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
Bf Veal Pork Lamb and Total Total
Week (excl. lord) ution .
.-------- .--------- --------.--------- .- ----------------.., meat lord
ended : Nui- : Cei NUI : ar Num- -utt Num- e
d N Prod. ro- Prod. Prod. prod. prod.
b-er belr ebr ber !. -
j1000 mil. lb. 1,000 il. lb. 1j000 mil. lb. 00 0 il. lb. mil. lb. mil. lb.
---- ---e --- ----- ------ A N -------- ------- -------


June 16, 1956 407 223.8 147 19.4 1,040 146.7 269 12.1 402.0
June 9, 1956 403 221.6 151 19.5 1,065 148.6 274 12.6 402.3
June 2, 19561/ 342 -- 131 -- 912 -- 215 -- 32.4
June 18, 1955 378 201.9 141 18.5 842 124.7 273 11.7 356.8 33.1
Percentage change from:
June 9, 1956 +1 +1 -3 -1 -2 -1 -2 -4 0

-------verae------ -w s (.) Loard"
Week 1 Sheep and : yield
Weekd. Cattle Calves Hogs l a
en lambs per
e d ....-.-.... -......... '--"-....- ......... "..............--- .--.. ," .... .....
L......iv.e Dressed Liv.. s L-v ressed2 Live D-ressed 100 lb.
June 16, 1956 990 550 240 132 251 141 92 45 --
June 9, 1956 990 550 235 129 250 140 94 46
June 2, 1956 985 546 235 129 245 136 95 46
June 18, 1955 963 534 235 131 265 148 89 43 14.8

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CATTLE: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds

Chicago Kansas City Omaha
-------------- ----------------- ----------------------.. ...... ......----
Classification June June June
16 9 18 16 9 18 16 9 18
S1956 1956 1955 1956. 1956 1955 196 9955
19. Slaughter cattle, calves and- vealers, 5 .195------------- 19
Slaughter cattle, calves and vealers


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard-All wts.
Heifers -
Prime 600-8001
Choice '
Good 500-900
Standard-All wts.
Cows All weights
Commercial
Utility
Canner & Cutter
Bulls All weights -

Utility & Commercial
Calves 500# down -
Choice 1/
Com'l. & Good
Vealers All weights
Choice & Prime
Com'l. & Good

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


22,80
22.80
21,28
21.20
19,25
16.70


21,00
18,95
16.22

13.80
12.80
11.68


23.32
23.25
21.58
21.50
19,20
16.70


21.09
19.10
16,42

13.40
12,42
11.20


24.78
24.85
22.88
22.75
*19.88



21.80
19.74
--

14.48
12.78
11.32


22.55
22.35
20,98
20,98
18.72
16.22


*
:20.50
S18.15
S15.65

:13,10
S12.10
:10,80


15.32 15.26 15.35 :13.60


18.90
15.80

21.80
18,55


18.80
15.60

21.95
18.35


19.60
16,10

22.00
18.20


:16,95
:14.40

t19.10
S16.15


23.02
22.78
21.25
21,25
18.62
16.12


20.38
18.09
15.38

12.65
11.78
10.55


23.98
23.85
22.32
22.20
19.80



21.68
19.50


14.25
12.65
10.80


22.52
22.20
20.45
20.20
17.88
15.65


20.12
17.78
15,45

12.68
11.62
10.15


13.38 13.38 :13.68


17.25
14,62

20.00
16.75


19.30
15.50

20.80
17.00


17.10
14.00

19.25
15.08


22.58
22.38
20.40
20.28
17.60
15.30


19.92
17.60
15.25

12.72
11.75
10.30


13.62

18.00
15.00

20.88
16.25


24.32
23.98
21.90
21.62
19.48



21,60
19.34


14.48
12.82
10.92


14.25

18.50
14.50

20.70
16.25


Feeder and stocker cattle and calves


20,25
18.00
15.88

17.75
15.25


20.20
17.90
15.82

17.75
15.25


22.50
20.50
17.25


:19,82
S17.78
:15.25


19,00 :18.00
16.00 ;15.25


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20.12
18.25
15.75

18.00
15.25


23.00
20.75
17.50

19.25
16,25


19.42
17.38
14.72

17.72
15.22


10.75 11.25 :11.00


20,50 20.60 21.50 :19.20 19,50 22.25 s18.65


18.00 17.90


18.50 :17.20


17.50 18.50 :16.35


19.62
17.62
14.88

17.88
15.38


22.38
20.38
17.50

19.12
15.75


13,12 11.88


19.25


21.50


16.75 18.25


I/ Grade classification was Choice and Prime prior to June 1, 1956.






HOGS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS 495
------- ...-In dollars per 100 pounds
g Interior Iowa and -
Chicago southern Minnesota Indianapolis
Ulai ----------------- j ----------- --- ------------ ----- ------"""-
Classification Ju---ne "" June .. June .
16 9 18 16 9 18 16 9 18
1956 1956 1955 1956 1956 1955 1956 1956 1955
-------------------- ------ --------------------------------- --
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180f 16.02 16.55 19.38 : 15,03 15.03 18.53 16.02 16.45 19.40
2 and 3 180-200 17,04 17.51 21.02 : 16.43 16.49 19.79 :17.35 17.72 21.15
200-220 17.21 17.68 21.02 t 16.87 16,83 20.04 :17.31 17.75 21.12
220-240 17.05 17.54 20.78 : 16.61 16.58 19.65 : 17.08 17.60 20.82
240-270 16,70 17.22 19.95 : 16.11 16.14 19.02 s16.72 17.18 20.02
270-300 16.34 16.90 19.00 :15,56 15.60 18.27 :16,15 16.65 19.32
Sows -
300-330# 15.28 15.52 17,35 :14,76 15.01 16.70 :15.02 15.00 17.20
360-400 14.28 14.50 15.80 :13.71 14.14 15.63 :14.08 14.15 15.95
450-550 12.95 13.15 14.02 12,27 12.73 14.07 :12.58 13.12 14.22
Pigs (Feeder)
Gd. & Ch. All wts. -- .-- -- -- -- -- '-
Omaha Sioux City
O rahaNational Stock Yards
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180f -- -- :16.62 16.88 20.74 : -- -- -
2 and 3 180-200 17.12 17.32 20.88 :17.28 17.62 21.18 :16.52 16.55 20.52
200-220 17,12 17.32 20.88 :17,30 17.65 21.21 :17.06 17.20 20.82
220-240 17.12 17.32 20.88 :17.20 17,60 20.92 :17.01 17.15 20.70
240-270 16.88 17.08 20.02 s16.88 17.19 20.28 :16.55 16.80 19.82
270-300 16.50 16.58 18.75 :16.28 16.68 19.25 :15.98 16.18 18.70
Sows -
300-330# 15.55 15.52 17.95 :14.55 14.75 16.72 :15.40 15.52 17.85
360-400 14.25 14.45 16.10 314.15 14.38 15.45 :14.20 14.28 15.68
450-550 12.80 13.18 14.25 :13.00 13.20 14.12 :12.75 12.98 13.92
Pigs (Feeder) -
Gd. & Ch. All wts. ....- : -.- -- --.
------------,,, ,, ,, ,,---- ----- - - - -
S. St. Paul Baltimore N. Portland
.------------------ 1--------------------------------------
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.1 160-180# 16.85 17.05 20.52 :17.92 18.08 21.41 :18.31 18.12 21.38
2 and 3 180-200 17.10 17.38 20.72 :18.40 18.62 21.88 :19.00 18.75 22.50
200-220 17.10 17.38 20.72 :18,40 18.62 21.84 :19.00 18.75 22.50
220-240 17.10 17.38 20.42 :18.30 18.45 21.41 :18.88 18.62 21.50
240-270 16.72 16.98 19.42 :17,80 17.95 20.47 :17.38 17.19 20.44
270-300 15,98 16.02 18.10 :17,05 17.32 18.84 :16.38 16.25 19.75
Sows -
300-330# 14.90 15.38 17.45 :13.82 14.12 16.09 :15,50 15.50 16.75
360-400 13.50 14.00 15.88 :13.82 14.12 16.09 :13.75 13.75 15.88
450-550 12.45 13.25 13.85 :12.32 12.62 14.00 :12.25 12.25 15.00
Pigs (Feeder)
Gd. & Ch. All wts. 15,50 15.50 18.70 : -- --- -: 15.25 --







4HGS: 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 City Joseph Paul apolis com-
Yards bined
----- ---------- ---.1---------------------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 pounds
Barrows June 16,1956 16.84 16,94 16.73 16.85 16.75 16.83 16.38 17.08 16.83
and June 9,1956 17.27 17.30 17.00 17.10 16.86 16.93 16.71 17.44 17.12
gilts June.18 1955 20.31 20.48 20.42 19.99 20.17 20.58 19.83 20.58 20.35
June 16,1956 13.91 13.71 13.88 14.41 14.25 14,33 13.88 13.27 13.99
Sows June 9,1956 14.16 13.98 14.22 14.65 14.44 14.39 14.36 13.46 14.24
June 18,1955 15.29 15.27 15.08 16.18 16.34 16.00 16.42 14.81 15.88
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows June 16,1956 228 215 216 225 226 217 224 222 221
and June 9,1956 232 218 218 228 228 220 228 225 224
gilts JuDe.223 2 2.9_..... 22_1....2.23 4.222....5......3 .....223.....224 ... 1 225
June 16,1956 398 394 414 362 365 368 359 432 378
Sows June 9,1956 408 397 398 368 365 378 369 443 387
Jun. 18 1955 404 411 423 371 364 384 354 446 378
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows June 16,1956 23458 49679 11140 21082 13323 22977 25820 29787 197266
and June 9,1956 28860 51877 10875 27969 18078 26899 32256 31930 228744
gilts June 18,19F5 24032 29934 6306 18447 12076 15519 20102 25657 152073
June 16,1956 10627 4894 1017 10704 8121 3345 12845 4611 56164
Sows June 9,1956 11389 5154 921 9620 6530 3262 11486 4993 53355
-AJne. .18.,1.955.. .1248.2 2848 566 13231 11729 2918 16287 4595 64656
SOWS Percentage of total
June 16,1956 31 9 8 34 38 13 33 13 22
June 9,1956 28 9 8 26 27 11 26 14 19
J-----. une 18 1955 34 9 8 ..42... 49 ...16 45 ..- 15 -- 30
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG, COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
-------------------- ----. --. --------- --- Gossspread.
SHog products 1/ Hog prices 2/ :or margin 3/
June 16, 1956 $18.89 t17.21 $1,68
June 9, 1956 19,09 17.68 1.41
June 18 1955 4 22.10 21.02 1 08
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.N6. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200,220# wt.Chicago.
3/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices. 4/ Revised.

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
June 16, 1956 16.84 154.7 10.9
June 9, 1956 17,27 155,4 11.1
June 18, 1955 20,31 147.7 __ 13.8
1J Simple average price.







SHEEP AND LAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
-: : : sOgden
: tKansas ; Fort t North
3Chicago Omaha :K Fot Denver N
s : City : Worth I( Salt
S- : :Lake


497

&:South
SSan
:Fran-
;cisco


LAMBS (SPRING) -
Choice and Jun
Prime Jun
Jun
Good and Jun
Choice Jun
Jun
LABES 105- dow
Choice and Jun
Prime Jun
Jun
Good and Jun
Choice Jun
Jun
EWES (SHORN) -
Good and Jun
Choice Jun
Jun
Cull arid Jun
Utility Jun
Jun
FEEDER LAMBS -
Good and Jun
Choice Jun


e 16, 1956
e 9, 1956
e 18, 1955
e 16, 1956
e 9, 1956
e 18, 1955
n (SHORN) -
e 16, 1956
e 9, 1956
e 18, 19F5
e 16, 1956
e 9, 1956
e 18, 1955

Le 16, 1956
te 9, 19F6
ee 18, 1955
*e 16, 19E6
ie 9, 1956
e 18,_ 195


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ie 9,


June 18,


26.65
28.70
25.20
24.45
26.45
24.20

22.00
23.85
20.70
20,75
225.5
19.45

4.65
5.00
5,50
3,70
4.00
4. 25
_ _


1956
1956
1955


23.92
26.48
24.60
22.78
24.88
23.48


18.38
20.50
19.60

4,25
4.50
4.75
3.08
3.62
3.62

20,20
20.00


23.85
26.30
24.18
21.48
24.18
23.10


-- 25,20
-- 28.45
-- 24.05
22.00 23.55
22.70 26.60
21.50 21.92


19.45 -
20.75
15,95 --


4.00
4.38 -
4.75 --
3.38
3.50
3.75 --

-- 14.85
15.75
-- 14.65


5.60
5.38
S550
3.58
3.25
S3.50


23,50
26.22
23.00
22,25
24.95
21.50


24.88
24.25
20.75
23.75
23.25
19.50


24.75
24.75
-- 19.75
18,50 --
19.00 --
-- 19.25


5,00
5.50
4.75
3,00
3.25
_ 3.00


3.50
3.50
- ---
3,00
3.00
- 3. OO


18,25 20.25
18,75 -- 20.25
-- -- 16.75


UNITED STATES FEDERALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER BY REGIONS


MAY 1956 with comparison
(thousand head)


SCattle


Region


N. Atlantic States....,,
S. Atlantic States.,....
N.C. States Eastern...
N.C. States N. Western
N.C. States S. Western
S. Central States.......
Mountain States........
Pacific States..........

Total... ........ .... .


a Calves


: 1956 1955 1956 : 1955 s t


135
44
335
453
154
200
111
213

,646


115
49
302
435
151
225
93
191

1,560


102
44
183
89
34
102
8
44

606


93
38
185
89
36
103
6
38

588


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Hogs
.956 : 1955
489 445
244 178
230 982
701 1,584
445 374
422 310
98 85
246 208

875 4,164


Other animals slaughtered under Federal inspection, (number of head)t
horses 14,902; goats 3,667; May 1955 horses 18,815; goats 4,676.
Data furnished by Agricultural Research Service.


May 1956 -


Sheep
1 1956
197

92
231
80
181
95
186

1,063


& lambs
1 1955
212

118
308
125
194
74
197

1,228


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498
NEW YO~C WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW
Western Dressed Fresh Meats

Tra.ding was generally slow during the week with best action on Monday. The
outstanding feature of the week's trade was the weak to sharply lower price trend.
Demand for steer carcasses and cuts was fairly brosd, but action slowed l1:te, and
prices carried a weak undertone. Movement of a moderate supply of cow beef uC.s
fair and prices held about steady. Packers and wholesalers, however, encountered
difficulty in clearing moderate stocks of calf, lamb and fresh pork, and a carry-
over of these classes was indicated. Veal and calf sold weak to lower, and lamb
prices declined sharply. Prices of fresh pork followed a downward course, with
maximum declines on fresh loins. Some fresh pork was expected to be diverted to
freezer accounts. Compared with Friday, a week ago: Steer beef steady to weak;
cow beef unchanged; veal steady to $3.00 lower; calf weak to $2.00 off; spring
lamb $4.00-7.00 lower; pork loins $6.00-8.00 off; other fresh pork cuts steady
to $3.00 lower.
Good and Prime grades of steer beef were little changed for the week, but
prices of Choice were weak at the close, with all weights quoted within a narrow
price range. A fair volume of carcasses and primal cuts was delivered through
transactions made at the previous week's close. Weakness in carcass realizations
resulted from lower prices on the arm chucks, ribs and rounds.
Receipts of calf increased, and a moderate supply of both veal and calf con-
sisted mainly of lower grade offerings. Prices were revised downward on Com-
mercial and below as buyer interest lagged. A moderate supply of spring lamb -ras
in excess of current demand. Daily clearances were incomplete and late stock
positions indicated a fair-sized carryover. Prices closed sharply lower.
Movement of fresh pork was disappointingly slow from a wholesaler standpoint.
Sellers were slow in giving ground pricewise, but as the demand narrowed pro-
gressively, prices declined. Spareribs closed weak to $1.00 lower after some
indication of strength early.

Locally Dressed Fresh Meats

Movement of steer beef was generally satisfactory to sellers but weakness
developed late in the kosher division. Opening trade for other classes and cuts
was fair, but action was deterred to some degree later by unusually high te-pera-
tures. Beef sold weak at the close, with veal and calf weak to lower. Sharp
declines were posted on lamb. Weakness featured the fresh pork trade, with late
sales of loins to $3.00 below the high time of the preceding week.
Steer hindquarter prices were little changed for the week, although late sales
crowded the inside quotation. Prices on rounds and arm chucks were off $1.00 and
50, respectively, in late trading, mainly the result of persistent price pressure.
Prices of kosher beef forequarters and wholesale cuts were fully steady at the
week's opening but weakness developed later and early upturns of about $1.00 were
erased.
Sales of veal and calf averaged weak to lower, as a normal supply met with a
relatively narrow demand. Kosher foresaddle prices showed few changes. A slow
trade and lower prices describes the pattern on locally dressed lamb. Carcass
downturns averaged $5.00 or more, while foresaddles and related cuts also lost
price ground. Late sales of kosher spring lamb foresaddles were fully $4.00 below
the week's high point. Warm weather in the Metropolitan Area created a lag in
buyer interest for fresh pork and movement of the fully normal supply was slow.
Sellers presented firm price stands early, but were quick to recognize that adjust-
ments would be necessary.






499
CHICAGO WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW

Sharo rice declines on both spring and old crop lamb, and on some pork cuts
featured the week's travel. The lamb supply increased with spring a1n'b mJping up
the bulk. Moderate offerings of most fresh pork cuts proved fully adequate. Fork
loins consisted mainly of 12-16# averages. Volume of veal carcasses unmler 80,; was
larger than in recent weeks. However, Good to average-Choice 80-130I weights were
mainly featured. Bulk of the beef graded Choice, but supply of all grades was
close to normal. Trade was generally slow, the first heat wave of the summer being
the main factor in curtailing consumer demand. Lamb prices declined sharply in
spite of somewhat limited offerings. All interests were in the market for center
cuts of lamb and spareribs 3# down. Other pork cuts sold slowly, particularly 12-
16# loins. Trading in carcass beef was slow although early in the week there was
a fair shipping demand. Trade on squarecut beef chucks was fairly active early
but slowed later with prices showing declines. Fresh meat clearances at wholesale
will be incomplete. Compared to last Thursday's close: Beef mostly steady- to 500
higher on Choice 800-900# steer carcasses; veal $1.00 lower; spring lamb $4.00-6.00
off, old crop $3.00-8.00 lower, full decline on Good grade; pork loins 8-123 steady
to $1.00 lower, 12-16# and Boston butts $1.50-3.00 lower; spareribs steady.
Choice and Prime squarecut beef chucks brought $27.00-29.00; comparable rounds
t41.00-43.00; Prime loins $80.00-85.00, Choice $65.00-68.00; Prime ribs $55.00-
57.00, Choice $44.00-48.00; Choice and Prime kosher style beef chucks $27.00-29.00.
Old crop lamb hindsaddles brought $57.00-60.00, spring lamb hindsaddles S65.00-
68.00. Old crop lamb legs cleared from $48.00-50.00, spring lamb legs $50.00-
55.00; old cnd new crop lamb loins $80.00-85.00 and $90.00-95.00, respectively;
hotel ribs $75.00-85.00, and $70.00-75.00.
PACIFIC COAST WHOLESALE MEAT TRADE REVIEW

Good and Choice steer carcasses under 700# were in limited supply at most
points on the West Coast with heavier weights and cow beef in moderate but adequate
supply. Calf carcasses were limited in the Pacific Northwest and fully adequate
in California, veal about sufficient at all points; spring lamb still in small
supply, with shipments to the Eastern Seaboard considerably reduced; fresh and cured
pork cuts more than adequate with loins very slow due to warmer weather and the re-
cent higher prices. Trading continued fairly active on beef except at Los Angeles
where trade was slow. Fresh pork loins were slow at all points with some going to
freezers at Los Angeles. Prices compared with last Friday: Steer beef $1.00-2.50
higher, most advance in the Northwest; cow beef steady to $1.00 higher in the North-
west and 50# lower in California; calf, veal and spring lamb mostly steady; fresh
pork loins $1.00-6.00 lower, other pork cuts mostly steady with smoked skinned hams
$1.00-2.00 higher in the Northwest.
Choice steer carcasses under 700# bulked from $34.00-37.00, few to $38.00; 700-
800# $33.00-36.00; Good under 700# $31.00-36.00; Standard $29.00-34.00. Standard
cow beef was available at San Francisco only, ranging from $28.00-30.00; Commercial
$34.00-29.00; Utility $23.00-27.00; Canner and Cutter $19.00-25.00.
Good and Choice calf under 300# bulked from $33.00-40.00; Commercial, all
weights, $30.00-34.00; Good and Choice veal under 150# $32.00-40.00; Commercial down
to $29 00 at Los Angeles. Choice and Prime spring lamb under 55# brought $48.00-'
53.00,7Ma? weights, $43.00-50.00; fresh pork loins under 16# sold mostly from $45.00-
54.00, a few cleanup sales $1.00-2.00 less at Los Angeles; shoulders under 16
$29.00-38.00; spareribs under 3Z $40.00-50.00; smoked skinned hams under 18# $52.00-
59.00; slab bacon under 10# $32.00-43.00; sliced 1# bacon $42.00-50.00; smoked pic-
nics under 8# $30.00-36.00; lard in 1# cartons $14.50-20.00.






500


WHOLESALE DRESSED MEAT PRICES:


Classification


Beef -
Steer -


Prime 600-700
700-600
Choice 500-600
600-700
Good 400-600
Standard 350-600
Cow, all wts. -
Commercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 90-120#
Choice 90-120
Good 90-120
Spring lamb -
Prime 30-45f
45-55
Choice 45-55
55-65
Good all wts.
Pork Fresh -
Loins 8-12,
12-16
Butts 4-8
Pork Cured -


Hams, smk., skd. -
12-16f
16-18
18-20
Bacon, smk. slab
6-8f
8-10
Sliced, If pkg.
Picnics, smk. -
4-8f
Backs, D.S.16-20f
Lard, 1l cartons -
Refined
Substitutes

Note Quotations


WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS


In dollars per 100 pounds

New York Chicago San Francisco
t : June : : June : t a June
: 16 : 9 : 18 : 16 t 9 t 18 : 16 : 9 i 18
S1956 : 1956 1955 : 1956 : 1956 1955 : 1956 : 1956 : 1955


17.25 17.50
-e --


39,25
38.25
6-W
37.62
34.25


28,00
26.50

40,50
35.50
33.00

53.80
55,40
55.40
54,90
45.40

46,20
44.10
39,40


52.00
46,50
a-


32.00
42.50

29,50
16.50


: 37.40
: 37.40
a 36.05
: 36,05
: 34.00
: 31.25


37.05
37.05
35.80
35.80
33.70
31.25


41.35
42.20
37.75
37.75
36.00


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36.50
35.00
34,00
31,00


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39.25
38.25

37.75
34.00


28.00
26.50

40.50
35.70
33.20

58.20
59.80
59.30
57.60
49.00

-53.60
52,70
40.30


49.50
46.50



36.50
41.00

31,00
15.50


43.50

40.25
36.80
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31.00
28.00

42.00
37.00
34.50

53.10
51.90
51.20

47.50

60.70
58.00
38.50


53.00
50.50



41.00
51.00

33.50
15.00

17.00


41.50
37,00
35.00

52.10
50.80
50.80

45.20

61.60
58.70
39.15


54.90
53.90
53.20

47.10
44.45
52.80

37.35
11.75


37,00


49,00
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53.30
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34.30
33.60
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25.00



38.00


49.00
49.00
47.00
44.50

56.00
56.40
42.00


57.50
55.50


40.00
38.00
44.00

32.00


19.00


40.50
39.00
38.00


30.00
26.50



39.00


41.00
41.00
39.00
78.00

62.90
60.20
43.00


58.60
55.20
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52.00
50.00
53.00

36.00


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42,50
36.50
34.50

56.60
56.60
56.60
54.60
52.60

48.85
48.25
38.35


54.95
55.50
54.40

35.75
34.65
42.55

33.90
12.75

15.75
.30.75


15.15 :19.00
28.00 :






501


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW

Approximately twelve cars of various greasy domestic worsted wools were sold
in a very quiet market as the annual mill vacation period neared. Prices held
unchanged compared to last week with a narrow demand mostly for medium fleece
wools. Spot dealer inventories continued very small. Movement of scoured wools
and noils was dull and listless at slightly easier prices for scoured shorn types
and about unchanged for other woolen wool classes. Topmakers again became active
in Texas with some fair,business in delaine type wools while Eastern representa-
tives were moderately active in Montana, Wyoming and 3regon. Trade in the fleece
wool States was quiet around recent price levels.
Cabled reports at midweek from Adelaide, Australia, indicated firm prices
with Japan dominating. Prices quoted from Montevideo, Uruguay were considered
much too high to attract local dealer interest. Some Montevideo wools in local
bonded warehouses were exported to Europe at levels about ten cents more than
Boston prices.
Fleece Wools Graded fine Ohio staple delaine sold at 41.30 clean basis
while graded fine, average to good French combing moved at t1.15 and graded
60/62s good French combing and staple fleeces moved around t1.18. Graded 56/58s
good French and staple wool brought from $1.02-1.06 clean while graded 50/54s
good French combing and staple fleeces sold from 97#-41.03 clean basis and
graded burry and seedy medium fleece wool brought 440 in the grease. Graded
Valley Oregon paper makers braid wool sold at $1.01 clean basis. Country buyers
continued to pay from 42-44# but mostly 42-430 for medium wools and from 40-43#
for fine wool to the grower. County pools in Pennsylvania sold at grease prices
around 50.75#-51.760 f.o.b. and the New Jersey State pool brought 510 f.o.b. for
medium wools in the grease.
Territory Wools A good-sized clip of original bag bulk wool was purchased
in Montana at 4614 grease basis to the growers while other clips sold at 45.46#
f.o.b. Turnover of territory wools in the local market was practically at a
standstill.
Texas Wools Original bag 12 months bulk 64/62s staple and good French
combing crossbred Texas wool sold at $1.25 clean basis.
Delaine type good French combing and staple Texas wool in original bags was
sold at grease prices ranging from 42-.45-,# to the warehouse. Estimates of
clean prices ranged from t1.35-1.40 delivered Eastern mill.
Mhair The local mohair market was very quiet and little was done in
Texas. Adult hair was quoted in Texas at 86f-87j# to the warehouse.
Sales of CCC Wools The Commodity Credit Corporation announced on June 14,
1956 that approximately 523,000 pounds of C.C.C-owned wool were sold from bids
received on a total of about 4,277,000 pounds. The principal grades, quantities
and sales price ranges (before discounts, if arn) follow:
Pounds Price Range
Graded territory 1/2 blood, av. and good French 29,433 $1.103-1.123
3/8s staple and good French 10,149 1.164
Common and braid 15,885X .791- .824
Graded fleece dalaine 22,962 1.31 -1,32
1/4 blood staple and good French 48/50s 29,502 .961
Fleece burry and seedy fine and 1/2 blood 21,275 .92
3/8s and 1/4 blood 11,941 .72
I No more of this class now left in inventory.






502


MEATS AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS PREPARED AND PROCESSED
UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION
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Product : May : May : May : May
S 5 12 : 19 26
-- --- --- ---: 1956 : 1956 1956 1956 :
Placed in cure 1 000 J0 1,000* 10OO 1,000 #
Beef. .. 3,152 3,331 3,152 3,277
Pork. . 70,617 71,767 68,318 63,695
Other 14 14 21 15


Smoked and/or dried -
Beef. .
Pork. .
Cooked meat -
Beef. .
Pork. .
Other .


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Fresh finished. .
To be dried or semi-dried
Franks, wieners ..
Other, smoked or cooked
Loaf, head cheese, chili,
jellied products. .. .
Steaks, chops, roasts .
Meat extract. .
Sliced bacon. .
Sliced, other .
Hamburger . ..
Miscellaneous meat product.
Lard, rendered. ..
Lard, refined .
Oleo stock. .
Edible tallow .
Rendered pork fat -
Rendered. .
Refined .
Compound containing animal fs
Oleomargarine '
Canned product (for civilian
use and Dept. of Defense)
Total I/ . .


1,021
49,233

1,584
5,424
73

4,486
2,865
12,881
12,377

4,100
13,677
24
20,146
3,564
3,282
1,415
42,739
32,564
2,180
4,316

2,306
1,034
11,330
1,712


1,295
50,228

1,560
6,453
80

4,349
2,934
13,383
12,405

4,121
13,279
70
20,101
3,656
3,277
1,205
39,564
33,052
2,005
4,094

2,134
1,013
12,718
1,880


49,227 47,295
S357,346 357,263


1,150
53,854

1,470
7,046
42

4,065
2,772
14,245
12,870

4,376
11,735
41
20,335
3,726
3,332
1,257
35,134
32,866
1,650
4,185

1,942
1,148
13,900
1,764

47,020
353,416


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48,032

1,631
5,994
51


3,758
2,610
15,433
12,975

4,403
12,987
44
18,550
3,981
3,173
1,164
33,987
29,592
1,955
4,085

1,944
882
14,685
1,360

40,186
331,388


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2
1956

2,655
59,466
17

934
42,765

1,389
4,597
48


3,477
2,436
13,352
11,453

3,698
12,383
41
18,151
3,305
2,891
942
30,647
25,907
1,558
3,577

1,744
824
12,665
1,165

41,869
303,953


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Market I May :
origin 1956

Number
Baltimore. 2,330
Chicago. 6,322
Cincinnati 415
Clovis 7,969
Denver . 23,255
Detroit. .. 1,715
Fort Worth 25,308
Indianapolis .. 6,284
Kansas City. 30,452
Lancaster. .. 7,248
Los Angeles. 4,153
Louisville 3,337
Nashville. 1,190
Ogden . 3,457
Cklahoma City 26,203
Omaha. 22,700
St. Louis area l/. 6,805
San Antonio. 25,667
Sioux City 16,129
Sioux Falls. 5,815
S. St. Joseph. 6,842
S. St. Paul. 5,740
Wichita. 7762
All other inspected 2- 55,740
Total j *- .. 302,838


1956 WITH COMPARISONS
Cattle and Calves

May : State
1955 "'destination
-- -. i .- -. .. -


SMay : May
1956 : 1955
- 1---_ -


Number
10,190
8,504
13,869
26,348
5,592
1,601
5,872
38,300
15,977
4,797
20,493
17,135


Number
2,038 Pennsylvania.
6,796 Ohio. .
401 Indiana .
8,474 Illinois. .
27,290 Michigan..
2,430 Wisconsin .
25,398 Minnesota .
4,933 Iowa .
32,825 Missouri.. .
4,440 South Dakota.
7,573 Nebraska. .
3,530 Kansas .
955
5,114 Maryland...
27,159 Virginia...
29,709 Kentucky...
6,664 Tennessee .
27,461
21,232 Oklahoma.-. .
6,108 Texas .
6,918 Colorado. .
5,930 Utah. ..
7,854 California.
68,336 All other -J.
339,568 Total 2/.
Sheep and Lambs


2,449
920
3,777
3,051


Number
6,301
8,118
11,779
25,500
6,764
1,216
6,694
46,766
18,130
5,779
20,764
17,121


1,622
882
3,275
2,745


12,070 17,583
34,169 26,071
19,288 20,707
2,329 3,168
15,508 26,190
40,599 62,393
302,838 339,568


Chicago. 990 711 Ohio. .. 4,907 3,962
Denver 8,659 2,220 Indiana 3,054 1,851
Fort Worth 32,876 25,162 Illinois. 15,482 12,807
Kansas City. 10,087 10,135 Michigan.. 372 523
Louisville .. -- -- Wisconsin 31 52
Ogden. 2,591 13,947 Minnesota 2,133 7,718
Omaha. 3,032 3,373 Iowa. . 16,097 18,165
St. Louis area 1/. 3,791 4,972 Missouri. 6,464 8,474
Salt Lake City 755 10,631 South Dakota 6,021 4,438
Sioux City 4,103 5,960 Nebraska. 4,275 5,136
Sioux Falls 1,082 1,032 Kansas. 6,247 3,258
S. St. Joseph. 3,679 1,765 Kentucky. 9,556 5,984
S. St. Paul. 1,696 1,853 Texas. .. 10,805 16,579
Colorado. 3,386 1,385
Utah ... 1048 12,080
All other California. 1,297 1,855
inspected 2/ 36,522 38,986 All other ~. .. 18,688 16,480
Total .. .. 10863 120,747 Total 109,863 120,747
T - a -o
1 Includes St. Louis National Stockyards, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.
/ Excludes Hawaii.
Compiled by the Agricultural Estimates'Division, Agricultural Marketing Service,
from Inspection Records of Animal Quarantine Branch, Agricultural Research Service.


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STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND SHEEP RECEIVED IN SEVERAL CORN BELT STATES 1/
May 1956, with comparisons
---- --- -- ---- --- --- ---------~~~------II
Cattle and Calves

&----- --- ------------------------ --- -
SPublic Stock Direct Total Cumulative
State ards : : Total
State Yd- !- --------!---- --- --
: Ma .Ma : a : Jan.-MaZ,_n1._
: 1956 : 1955 t 1956 : 1955 : 1956 : 1955 : 1956 : 1955
---------~-~-~-~~---~ ~~-----_~~~
Ohio.......... 7,325 7,624 2,767 3,097 10,092 10,721 51,082 43,393
Indiana ....... 9408 8,293 1,747 6,441 11,155 14,734 47,653 56,313
Illinois...... 22,241 23,466 27,313 27,003 49,554 50,469 259,620 256,330
Michigan...... 4,833 6,618 1,647 1,998 6,480 8,616 25,986 24,669
Wisconsin..... 1,363 1,515 214 1,235 1,577 2,750 9,398 6,203
Minnesota..... 6,130 ,773 3,360 4,771 9,490 14,544 76,276 87,384
Iowa.......... 33,355 49,948 16,593 18,303 49,948 68,251 345,004 384,830
South Dakota.. 5,911 4,281 14,767 20,785 20,678 25,066 51,000 70,433
Nebraska...... 19,968 20,490 17,038 20,403 37,006 40,893 174,209 255,950
Total
9 States.... 110,534 132,008 85,446 104,036 195,980 236,044 1,040,228 1,185,505
------------------------------------------------
Sheep and Lambs
-----------------------------------------------------------
Ohio.......... 5,585 3,299 3,791 1,715 9,376 5,014 22,903 24,408
Indiana....... 2,416 1,916 2,533 10,100 4,949 12,016 11,468 21,643
Illinois...... 15,647 5,948 18,032 11,722 33,679 17,670 82,594 89,446
Michigan...... 372 523 528 -- 900 523 4,505 5,317
Wisconsin..... 31 322 31 322 1,542 3,688
Minnesota..... 2,117 2,022 6,187 6,302 8,304 8,324 63,988 81,035
Iowa.......... 6,661 29,120 21,841 18,497 28,502 47,617 290,398 283,126
South Dakota.. 8,764 2j567 10,924 7,478 19,688 10,045 50,471 63,029
Nebraska...... 7,011 7,740 8,581 3,856 15,592 11,596 128,122 178,957
Total
9 States..,. 48,604 53,457 72,417 59,670 121,021 113,127 655,991 750,649


I/ Data in this report are obtained from offices of State Veterinarians. Under
"Public Stockyards" are iAcluded stockers and feeders which were bought at stock-
yards markets. Under "Direct" are included stockers and feeders coming from other
States from points other than public stockyards, some of which are inspected at
public stockyards while stopping for feed, water, and rest en route.
Agricultural Estimates Division.




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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LIVESTOCK MARKET REVIEW CONTINUED FROM PAGE 481 3 1262 08734 5350
WESTERN LIVESTOCK REVIEW
Trading on slaughter steers and heifers at terminal markets in the Far
West showed considerable activity at fully steady to $1.00 higher prices. At
Denver steers over 1150# closed steady to 50# lover. Cows were steady to $1.00
lower in California, steady to 50# lower at Ogden and steady to 50 higher in
the northwest. Calves and vealers were weak to $2.00 lower in California,
steady to $1.00 higher at Portland, mostly steady elsewhere. Stockers and
feeders brought steady to strong prices. Barrows and gilts declined 250 at
Stockton and Ogden, closing steady to 25# higher at other markets. Slaughter
spring lambs were steady to $1.50 lower in the Far West and $3.00-4.50 at
Denver.
At western terminal markets Choice fed steers brought $20.00-21.50, high.
Choice and Prime reaching $21.76 at Los Angeles and Denver with a few loads at
Portland from $22.00-22.50. Good steers bulked from $1E.50-20.00. Good and
Choice heifers cleared at $18.50-21.00, a few loads high-Choice and Prime
$22.25 at Denver. Utility and Commercial cows cashed from $10.50-14.00; Can-
ners and Cutters $8.00-11.50. Good and Choice vealers brought $18.00-21.50, a
few $23.00-23.50. Sales of Good and Choice stocker and feeder steers ranged
from $16.00-18.65, Choice stockers to $19.00. Good and Choice stock steer
calves brought $17.50-26.00,
On the direct basis from feedlots slaughter steers and heifers sold
strong to $1.00 higher; Choice steers out of California feedlots M20.50-21.00,
several loads Choice and Prime 975-1050# $22.00-22.50 late; Good and low.
Choice steers $18.50-20.00. Medium to Choice stocker and feeder steers for
current to fall delivery brought $16.00-17.50, some for immediate delivery
$18.00. A few 16ads of Good and Choice 400-550# steer calves cashed from
*18.25.19.00.
U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 180-240# barrows and gilts brought $18.50-19.25 at
Los Angeles; $18.75 at San Francisco; 419.00 at Stockton; *19.00-19.85 at
Portland; $18.25 at Spokane and Ogden and $17.25-18.00 at Denver. Choice and
Prime spring slaughter lambs reached $28.00 early at Denver, top at midweek
$24.50, final limit $23.50, with Good and Choice late $21.00-23.00. At west-
ern markets Good and Choice brought $22.00-25,50, with late sales mostly
$23.50 and below,
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