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LsIed LIVESTO


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MARKET REVIEWS AND STATISTICS


Vol. 26, No. 50


July 29, 1958


Week ended July 26


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


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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 .


Special to this issue


Lamb Crop, 1958 . . .
Inspected Stocker and Feeder Shipments from Public
Stockyards, June 1958 . .
United States Exports of Meats, May 1958 .
United States Exports of Livestock, May 1958 .
Total Meats, Meat Products, and Byproducts Graded or
Certified, June 1958 . . .


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


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MIDWEST LIVESTOCK MARKET REVIEW

Cattle receipts at the 12 markets were moderately reduced following 3 weeks of
declines. Price trends on fed cattle were uneven and sensitive to day-to-day market-
ings. Closing sales on slaughter steers and heifers at Chicago were largely 50-75#
higher for the week. Elsewhere in the midwest fed steers and heifers sold steady to
500 up except steady to 500 lower at Omaha and So. St. Joseph. Hog prices were
steady to 75# higher. Spring slaughter lambs sold steady to 500 higher at most mar-
kets.
SLAUGHTER CATTLE AND CALVES

Receipts of salable cattle at the 12 markets were 6% smaller than in the previ-
ous week and 10% below a year ago. A very uneven price pattern on slaughter steers
and heifers developed over the midwest circuit with prices rather sensitive to
supplies. However, the reduced receipts were a factor influencing a steady to higher
price trend at the majority of midwest markets although sales were steady to 500
lower at two centers. At Chicago receipts were 20% under the previous week. There
was an increase in the proportion of Prime offerings in the steer run there to
around 9%, largest since February, while Choice made up 65%. Elsewhere in the mid-
west Good to average-Choice steers predominated. At Chicago the least advance was
on Prime steers and on Choice over 1250#. However, at some centers high-Choice and
Prime over 1200# often sold at the full advance as moderate runs served to relieve
pressure on these offerings. The fact that prices were sensitive to supplies was
well illustrated at Chicago where a subnormal run of about 17,000 head on Monday
sold at higher prices followed by a moderate decline on Tuesday when receipts totaled
over 10,000 head or largest Tuesday run this year. On following days prices advanced
on relatively small receipts. Closing sales at Chicago on slaughter steers were 250-
1.00 higher for the week, largely 50-750 up. Prices on fed steers at Omaha and So.
St. Joseph were steady to 500 lower, although closing sales at other midwest termi-
nals were mainly steady to 50# higher. Prices on slaughter heifers and cows followed
about the same pattern as steer prices at the various terminals. Bulls sold unevenly
500 higher to 750 lower; vealers steady to $1.00 higher.
Two loads Prime 1260-1550# slaughter steers at Chicago cashed at $29.25 and
$29.50, few Prime $29.00; high-Choice and Prime $27.25-28.75; bulk average-Choice at
the close .$26.50-27.25; Good and low-Choice $25.50-26.25. Elsewhere Good to average-
Choice fed steers sold from $23.50-27.00 with high-Choice and Prime $27.00-28.00,
latter price at Sioux City and Kansas City. At Chicago Good and Choice slaughter
heifers realized $24.50-27.25, high-Choice and Prime $27.50-28.75. At other points
Good and Choice heifers sold from $25.50-26.75, high-Choice and Prime to $27.50.
Good and Choice vealers at So. St. Paul brought $28.00-29.00, high-Choice and Prime
$50.00-51.00. At St. Louis National Stock Yards Good and Choice vealers realized
$26.00-29.00, high-Choice and Prime $51.00.

STOCKER AND FEEDER CATTLE AND CALVES

Marketings of stocker and feeder cattle at the 10 markets expanded slightly
over the volume of recent weeks, but were again considerably under a year ago.
Shipments of steers from the terminals totaled 15,698 compared to 15,152 the previ-
ous week and 22,915 a year ago. At the same time calf shipments totaled 9,559 com-
pared to 9,514 and 16,246.
Excellent pasture conditions over most of the west and southwest plus good
prospects for extensive wheat pasturing late in the season were the major factors
influencing a slower marketward movement than at this time in recent years. A
modest number of Choice offerings were included in the receipts but Medium and Good
grades continued to dominate the supply as quality continued at a seasonally rather





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low level. Kansas City received the largest supplies in several weeks, the increase
being due principally to the inclusion of some 3,000 head which were consigned for
a Thursday auction here. The price gap between feeders and lightweights is the
widest in many months reflecting the influence of the excellent grazing season.
Stockers and feeders weighing 800# up were uneven and generally slow at steady to
weak prices while calves and yearlings sold steady to strong with instances 500
higher.
Good and Choice yearling stock steers sold mostly from $26.00-30.00, few loads
Choice 500-650# $51.00-52.00 and two loads Choice 508# brought $3355.40. Medium
stockers sold from $22.00-26.50. Few loads Choice fleshy feeder steers weighing
800-950# brought $26.50-28.00, most Good and Choice steers 800# up $24.00-26.50.
Medium and low-Good feeders cashed from $22.00-24.00. Good and Choice yearling
heifers sold from $24.00-27.00 with Medium mostly $22.00-24.00. Good and Choice
stock steer calves brought $28.00-55.00, few $56.00, same grades of heifer calves
sold from $25.00-50.00.
HOGS

Combined receipts at the 12 markets and the Interior Iowa-Southern Minnesota
area were smallest except for holiday week since August last year, but were approxi-
mately the same as a year ago. Receipts were around 6 percent smaller than in the
previous week as field work, which is behind schedule, was a major factor curtailing
the hog movement. Closing prices on barrows and gilts at most terminals were steady
to 254 higher except sales at St. Louis National Stock Yards 25-500 higher and
Chicago 50-754 up. A moderate showing of butchers under 200# was included, these
being under considerable price pressure at most markets, selling as much as 504
lower. Sow numbers showed a decrease from recent weeks and this condition proved
a factor in increasing competition and strengthening prices for this class. Sow
prices closed 25-750 higher with the exception of Omaha where late sales were
steady to 500 lower. In the Interior area butcher prices closed 25# lower, sows
330# and down steady to 15# higher, heavier weights 25-404 up. Sows comprised
from 9 to 58% of the run at the various terminals with the larger percentages at
the most northern points. Butchers weighing 190-260# comprised the bulk of re-
ceipts with weights below 200# increased slightly and offerings above 270# again
rather scarce. Weights under 200# found narrow outlet and were frequently sorted
out and sold 250 to $1.00 below heavier weights. Those weighing 210-230# were in
best demand and weights up to 270# frequently were included at the same figure or
within a 500 price spread.
Average cut-out value advantage of U. S. No. 1 over No. 5, live basis, 200-
220# barrows and gilts was $1.01 per cwt. based on wholesale carlot prices of fresn
pork cuts at Chicago July 17 to July 25, 1958, inclusive.
At Sioux City and Memphis feeder pig prices were steady and sales at So. St.
Paul were strong. Good and Choice 130-16Q# weights brought $21.00-21.50 at Sioux
City with a few Medium and Good $20.00-21.00. At So. St. Paul Good and Choice lots
brought $20.00-21.00. At Memphis Good-and Choice 80-130# feeder pigs realized
$17.50-20.00, Common and Medium $14.50-17.00.

SHEEP AND IAMBS
Sheep and lamb receipts of 70,000 at the 12 markets were 14 percent larger
than the previous week but 4 percent below a year ago. Prices on slaughter lambs
were steady to 500 higher for the most part with sales at Kansas City 750-1.00 up.
At Chicago sales were steady to 500 lower. Slaughter ewes were mostly steady, some
sales at Chicago $1.00 higher. Feeder lamb supplies increased slightly but prices
were largely steady. Choice and Prime spring slaughter lambs sold at Chicago from
$25.25-26.00, Good and Choice $22.00-25.25. At other midwest markets, Choice and





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Prime offerings realized $23.50-24.50; Good and Choice $21.50-24.25, largely $22.50
and above; Utility and Good $19.00-25.00. A few consignments of Good and Choice
shorn ring lambs carrying No. 1 and 2 pelts cashed at '22.50-25.00. Good and
Choice 96-108# old crop shorn lambs with No. 1 and fall shorn pelts brought $19.00-
20.50, small showing 108# $21.25 at Omaha. A few loads of shorn yearling wethers
weighing 93# brought $20.00 at St. Louis National Stock Yards and up to $20.50 at
Sioux City and So. St. Paul. Bulk Cull to Choice shorn slaughter ewes sold from
$4.00-6.50. Good and Choice 57-76# feeder lambs realized $22.00-24.00. At Sioux
City, Good and Choice Colorado feeders brought $22.25-24.00. At Fort Worth around
two-thirds of the spring lambs were in feeder flesh, and these sold mostly 500
higher, instances $1.00 up. Slaughter lambs sold steady to strong. Good and Choice
75-90# spring lambs there brought $21.00-22.00. Utility and Good 100-108# slaughter
yearlings brought $17.00-18.50. Medium and Good 50-85# feeder lambs sold from
$18.50-21.00.
WESTERN LIVESTOCK REVIEW
Prices on slaughter steers, heifers and cows at western terminals were steady
to $1.00 lower, largely steady to 500 off; slaughter calves and vealers mostly
steady; stockers and feeders steady to 500 ldwer, but mostly steady; barrows and
gilts steady to 500 lower except 50-750 higher at Los Angeles; spring slaughter
lambs steady to 250 lower except Ogden 25-500 higher, spring feeder lambs steady
to 504 higher.
At Denver Choice slaughter steers 1575# down brought $25.50-27.50 with a
liberal share $26.00-26.50, Good $25.50-25.50, Standard $21.00-25.00. Elsewhere
Choice under 1200# realized $26.50-28.50, Good $25.00-27.00, Standard $22.00-
25.00. Choice slaughter heifers 1050# and down cashed from $26.00-27.90 over the
circuit, Good $23.00-26.50, Standard $20.25-24.00. Standard slaughter cows sold
from $21.00-25.00, Commercial $18.50-21.00, Utility $17.00-20.00, Canner and
Cutter $14.00-18.50; Choice vealers $28.00-52.00, Good $26.00-29.00, Standard
$21.00-25.00; Good and Choice slaughter calves $25.00-29.00. Good and Choice
stocker and feeder steers 550-750# sold from $25.00-28.40, same grades 750-1000#
$25.50-26.00; Good and Choice 550-750Q stocker and feeder heifers $23.00-26.00;
Choice and Fancy 170-515# stock steer calves $50.00-55.75, Good and Choice $27.00-
51.00; Choice and Fancy heifer calves $27.00-52.00, Good and Choice $25.50-29.00.
Direct sales on slaughter steers and heifers out of Arizona and California
feedlots were steady to 500 lower. Twenty loads low to average-Choice 900-1200#
slaughter steers brought $27.50-28.00, 79 loads average to high-Good 900-1350#
$26.00-27.00, 21 loads high-Standard to average-Good 800-1050# $24.50-25.50.
Future delivery contracts included 525 "head Choice 1000# steers at $27.50 for
September delivery, 1000 head Good and Choice 950-1100# $27.00 for August 15-
September 25, 9 loads high-Good and low-Choice 1000-1050# $26.00 for early
September, 10 loads average-Good 950-1160# $25.25 for August 4. Five loads
mostly Choice 825-900# slaughter heifers $27.00-28.00, 56 loads Good and Choice
725-915# $26.00-26.75. Future contracts included 500 head Choice heifers 825-
875# at $27.00 for August 15 and September. Good and Choice 600-1000# stocker
and feeder steers sold from $24.00-27.00, mainly $25.00-26.00, same grades of
heifers $24.00-25.00; Good and Choice steer calves $29.00-51.00, heifer calves
.i27.00-29.00 for immediate to fall delivery.
U. S. No. 1, 2 and 5 180-240# barrows and gilts at Los Angeles $24.00-25.50,
North Portland $25.50-25.00, So. San Francisco and Stockton $24.50, Ogden $25.50-
24.25, Spokane $25.50-24.00, Denver $25.25-24.00. Choice and Prime slaughter
spring lambs $24.00-24.75 at Denver, Good and Choice $22.50-24.25. Good and
Choice cleared at Ogden from $20.50-22.50, in California $22.00-25.00, in North-
west $20.00-22.25. Good and Choice native and range spring feeder lambs sold at
Ogden from $18.50-22.00, $20.50-21.75 at Denver, $18.00-20.50 in California,
$18.00-19.50 in Northwest. Direct sales were steady to 50# lower with 22,500 head
Good to mostly Choice slaughter spring lambs $20.00-22.00 in California and Utah
for immediate to fall delivery.





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WEEKLY RECEIPTS OF SALABLE LIVESTOCK AT 12 PUBLIC MARKETS


--- ----- Cattle Calves
#-------- --------------- -----------------
S26 27 26 27
1958 : 1957 -- 1958 1957
Chicago.......--- 41,459 45,687 702 994
Cincinnati.....--... 2,610 4,575 819 1,111
Dever............. 10,919 10,124 165 260
Fart Wrth.......... 6,929 15,075 1,955 5,705
Indianapolis......-------. 7,252 9,655 766 984
Kansas City-------- 18,958 22,571 1,575 1,965
Oklahoma City...... 9,686 20,676 860 2,674
Omaha.............. 38,494 32, 247 508 886
St. Joseph......... 14,754 15,665 476 1,014
St. Louis NSY....... 14,204 21,553 2,563 5,550
Sioux City.......... 27,356 21,966 1,175 1,692
S. St. Paul.-------. 20,725 20,105 5,820 5,427


-----Hogs RShoe-P-
--.---i--------- ? -------
SJuly July July July
26 : 27 26 27
.....19.58 .9....957.
25,955 51,004 4,487 4,279
11,555 12,620 1,427 2,860
2,159 1,985 12,570 8,256
1,757 2,629 6,091 6,297
51,785 42,461 5,820 5,570
12,504 14,275 6,929 9,588
2,567 2,710 2,557 5,694
52,278 25,998 9,801 9,226
22,218 20,769 6,116 8,075
45,880 52,982 6,040 8,264
19,606 15,117 5,577 5,110
41,628 59,837 4,855 5,601


TotL-.....--------- 215,284 257,677 15,160 26,262 249,450 262,587 69,848 72,820
.A~-- X .l9 .l5.8.. 27.78 .............. .1.494 .............6 5....
s -t j-------.----. ....... 415-------- -1* ----5--
INTERIOR IOWA AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Week ended: Hogs Sheep
July 26, 1958 ------------.. 242,500 22,000
July 19, 1958 --------------- 261,500 16,600
July 27, 1957 --------------. 225,500 27,500
FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE: AVERAGE COST, WEIGHT, AND NUMBER
... .- ------ ----- ..........
Weoek o,...d Mo.t. Sizauon.the-
July 24 July 17 July 25 June June Jan. Jne
..-.............-....195...L.18.....1957-....-...95 ....195.2..-..1958.....1957...
Stemr 1001 up 290 435 429 2,199 814 20,046 8,747
901-1000 2,053 2,021 2,054 6,972 3,172 57,274 27,507
801-900 5,174 2 621 2,866 12,768 7,179 84,537 54,624
701-809 2,972 2,552 4,497 15,030 10,638 91,464 66,293
501-700 7,209 5,503 13,067 29,663 29,675 199,343 181,688

Total steers 10 mkts. 15,698 13,32 22,913 66,652 51,476 452,664 39,059
Av. ts."" 720# 7 6 688# 733# 685# 739# 705#
Av.cost*" $25.59 $25.54 $20.59 $25.52 $19.90 $25.20 $18.99
" Chicago 25.37 28.13 21.62 26.50 21.53 24.92 19.88
" Ks. City 25.50 25.55 20.77 25.58 20.20 25.50 19.55
" Omaha 26.12 26.46 21.22 25.92 20.68 25.35 19.05
S. St. Paul 25.57 23.43 19.38 25.05 19.51 25.51 17.33
Sioux City 25.81 26.37 21.51 26.89 21.13 26.08 19.57
"Dever 25.19 25.76 18.27 25.84 20.80 25.91 19.31
"Ft. Worth 25.20 26.33 19.57 25.68 18.92 24.11 18.31
"Okl. City 25.56 24.78 19.30 24.05 18.35 24.40 1B.55
S. St. Joseph 25.57 25.60 19.78 24.99 19.76 25.09 19.10
Notl. Stk. Yds. 24.70 25.86 19.58 25.19 19.82 24.40 18.37
Total calves-0I mkts. 9,559 9,514 16,246 32,756 30,614 171,662 160,152
" heifers 53,238 5,688 5,502 16,290 11,110 79,557 59,151
* cows 519 548 617 1,350 1,774 12,975 10,556
* Not adjusted far differences in grade of cattle sold at *och market.





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STEERS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER
------- ----------------
: r Percent of : Average weight Aerage price
SNUmber of head total :t in dollars


$


Grade


t
s

.
1s


Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Com'l.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Com' i.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Com 1.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Com'l1.
Utility
All grades

Prime
Choice
Good
Standard
Ccm'l.
Utility
All grades


-,- --- &rad __ ---~-~~p- u / : 100_ IbL
------------- ek e ------ --
July : July : July t July $ July : July Ju July
24 s 25 s 24 t 25 s 24 : 25 : 24 25
195&8 195.7 : 1958 : 1957 $ 1958 11.51 s 5158 J 195.
CHICAGO
2593 2552 8.6 8.5 1245 1270 28.14 27.1;
19513 17928 65.1 60.1 1161 1146 26.81 25.5E
6977 8100 23.5 27.2 1075 990 25.75 25.2E
727 1015 2.4 3.4 965 919 24.44 20.9C


--
186
29996


255
29810


74 955
10480 7126
8566 4508
672 767


16
19808

68
6097
4952
531


21
15175

321
4532
1927
228


11688 7040


1354
3811
497


1670
1874
547


-- 531
45 67
579 -- .-399.S

22 5
1562 2137
2587 2256
698 877

198 146
4867 5421


.6 .8 917

OMAHA 1
.4 7.2 1124
52.9 54.1 1118
43.2 52.7 1060
5.4 5.8 982

.1 .2 802
U-_8 _
SIOUX CITY 1/
.6 4.5 1164
52.2 64.4 1164
42.4 27.4 1055
4.5 3.2 996

.5 .5 857
1109
.AN5 CY -- 1 -
.5 -- 1320


23.6
66.4
8.7


41.8
47.0
8.7
.8


1087
1079
1030


.8 1.7 950
S- - 1077-
ST. LOUIS NSY /
.4 .1 969
28.0 59.4 1027
55.2 41.6 981
14.5 16.2 940


4.1 2.7 916

S. ST. JOSEPH /


846 22.87
_11.004 2665.


I
)


18.47
_ 24.86


1214 27.24 26.49
1080 25.58 24.86
959 24.27 22.70
912 22.55 19.97

834 20.59 16.14
Q4 249 -L ..2,09

1248 27.57 26.25
1087 26.04 24.71
969 24.91 22.75
942 22.97 20.25

856 21.65 18.52
1056 ?5,4.. 24_. 1-5

S 28.00
1062 26.15 24.28
990 24.96 22.85
928 22.67 19.89
1056 .. 20.00
924 20.52 16.88
- JQ-4. -25.DL 212 i


912
1059
965
918

820
991


27.50
26.25
24.96
25.41

21.66
-25.31


26.00
24.30
22.12
20.07

16.65
22.61


Prime 59
Choice 1185 5007
Good 4561 1362
Standard 568 390
Com'l. --
Utility 55 8
All grade 6347 4806


18.7
71.9
8.9


62.6
28.5
8.1


-- 1191
1074 1065
1070 984
994 920


.2 1090
S_1.64


942
-_. o10.


25.92
25.85 24.38
24.66 22.57
22.92 19.85


20.27
- -2n4.22
Continured


15.22
-- .25U




625


STEIRS SOLD OUT OF FIRST HANDS FOR SLAUGHTER


s Number of head t
3 3*-


Grade -.-
I July 2 July
3 24 S 25
19 8_. J._ J.51


2
2
0


Percent of i
total


Average
(mrni


_ ir.._Sta2.es --
Week ended
July 2 July 2 July 2
24 $ 25 s 24 s
198_ _1. ..-5 191. A


i -m -. -. -.. -m -a -a -n -n --
weight : Average price
weiht in dollars
M -er 1J00 b.,


July
25
J1952


July
24
1958_


July
25
_1957 _


Prim -- -- -- --
Choice 2655 5699 60.0 72.2 1152 1166
Good 1652 1190 57.3 25.2 1102 1058
Standard 120 258 2.7 4.6 1151 1024
Coa '1. -- -
Utility -- -
Srades 4427 5127 1121 1130
1/ These sIumaries developed from data collected on marketing of
by the Agricultural Estimates Division.


26.55
25.51
21.57


25.10
23.44
19.26


25.95 24.50
fed cattle


ESTIMATED FEDIEALLY INSPECTED SLAUGHTER AND MEAT PRODUCTION
S Bee-f Veal Pork Lamb Total Total
Week .- Li-1.ariL tn eat :lard
ended Nwm a d.tN Pt Nm: Prod prod. pr od.
L p ,, -------o Z er _Jr~s I Z, Z_.- I -n
9l1.0 i.lb. 17 millb. 1000 mil.5b.2ml.1l.b.


July 26, 1958 346
July 19, 1958 350
July 12, 19581/ 549
July 27, 1957 393
Percentage change from:


July 19, 1958
ail=2? ..L.5


Week
ended


191.0
195.9

207.3


95
101
100
159


12.9 931
13.5 1,010
954
18.5 928


127.8
141.0

129.1


217
228
231
265


9.5 541.2
10.0 558.4

11.7 366.6 31.1


-1 -1 -6 -4 -5 -5 --
-_ sa...... J erae.eiaht_ _l_ __. srd
------------------------------

Cattle Calves Hogs Sheep tyleld
.&"SS.A i's.a i I-----
t & r2 lP.. L_ eper
_LI!.eJ_-- LEepe t Live _%D_ jDpep$ LiyejrelpedA 3&v_ __..


July 26, 1958 985
July 19, 1958 990
July 12, 1958 1000
July 27, 1957 954
TJ Actual slaughter.


552 245 156
554 240 154
560 240 154
527 238 1335
;l Excludes lard.


243
247
247
245


137
140
140
139


92 44
91 44 15.7


TOTAL MEATS, MEAT PRODUCTS, AND BYPRODUCTS GRADED, OR CERTIFIED AS
COMPLYING WITH SPECIFICATIONS BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
S -m T-l -m r .
easl TLmb'l 9 All o^+1,he


Month


June 1958.....
May 1958......
June 1957.....


: Beef


1,000#
538,091
537,675
550,376


Fiscal year ended:
June 30, 1957. 6,911,208
June 50, 1958. 6,524,194


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S and : yearling, t Total : meats a total
a calf : and mutton: : and lard :
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14,014 21,540 575,027 11,789 584,816
21,741 18,781 590,898 18,328 609,226


302,502
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255,955


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CATL:t WIEELT AVERAMU OF DAILY QUOTATIONS 625
In dollars per 100 pounds

Chicago Iansas City: Oaha Denver Los Angeles
1 _. Z L- --|-- I- -.- -


Classification JulyJuly July uy
26 27 26:
1958 .1957 1958
- ----- -3- -'I- --


July July July July
27 26 27 26
1957 1958 1957 1958


SJuly July. July
27 26 27
1957 1958 1957
*: *


Steers -
Prime 900-1100#
1100-1300
Choice 900-1100
1100-1300
Good 900-1100
Standard-All vts.
Heifers -
Prime 600-800#
Choice a "
Good 500-900
Standard-All wts.
Cows All weights-
Commercial
Utility
Canner & Cutter

Bulls All vte. -
Utilit7 & Coa'l.
Calves 500# dn.-
Choice
Stand. & Good
Vealers All wts.-
Choice & Prime
Stand. A Good


Steers -
Choice 500-800#
Good a 4
Medium 500-1000
Heifers -
Choice 500-750
Ned. & Od. 8
Cowv All vte. -
Med. a Gd.
Calves 300-500#-
Steers -
Good & Choice
Heifers -
Good & Choice


Sla~ihter cattle. calves and dealers
m- -a m -


28.45
28.68
27.15
27.15
25.68
24.20


26.78
25.55
25.30

19.78
18.50
16.60


26.82
27.52
25.55
25.65
22.82
20.55


23.58
21.50
18.98

15.70
14.40
1-2.98


25.26 17.99

27.50 21.80
24.25 18.55


50.70
27.10


24.50
20.35


26.58
26.50
24.55
22.25


25.92
25.90
24.48
24.45
22.10
19.50


27.75
27.62
26.15
26.02
24.58
22.25


26.25 23.42 26.02
24.58 21.18 24.12
21.62 18.02 22.12


20.00
18.25
15.75


15.72
14.05
11.62


21.75 15.82

26.60 20.20
25.75 17.35

28.40 20.50
25.30 17.25


19.15
17.78
15.75


26.50
26.72
24.70
24.92
22.25
19.58


23.42
21.52
18.50

16.10
14.60
12.35


20.90 16.35

-- 20.75
-- 16.25

27.00 22.75
23.75 17.75


26.70 25.10 27.68
26.45 24.98 27.65
24.05 22.18 25.92
21.02 18.75 24.15


26.48
24.08
21.05

19.78
18.18
15.65


24.76
21.58
18.00

16.40
14.90
12.40


22.75 17.40


27.50
24.00


20.75
15.75


29.50 21.75
25.25 17.62


26.90
25.50
25.58

21.05
19.08
16.02


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25.50
25.50
20.85


23.68
22.60
20.38

17.00
15.28
12.52


235.58 18.50


28.60
25.05


22.00
19.62


50.75 23.00
26.58 20.38


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29.55
26.90
24.15

26.50
25.75


25.95
22.12
19.50

21.50
18.25


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27.20
24.25

26.65
23.95


23.82
21.80
18.25

21.50
17.45


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26.00
25.25


24.00
21.75
18.75


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25.50 18.75


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25.30
25.10


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20.00
18.00


25.12
25.75


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18.50


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25.55 18.50


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29.50 21.00


29.15 20.45


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28.75 21.00


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626
HOGS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY QUOTATIONS
In dollars per 100 pounds
S Interior Iowa and
Chicago southern Minnesota Indianapolis
Classification .--- """"""-- """--""- ------ -.----.-- T
July 26 July 27 July 26, July 27 July 26 s July 27
1958 1957 1958 : 1957 : 1958 t 957
---------------------------- ------- ----------------------------------- r_----- ----- -- ----- M 7 -----__
Barrows and gilts -
K.S.No,l, 160-180f 21.50 19.50 -- 19.26 21.72 19.78
2 and 3 180-200 22.85 21.14 21.50 20.76 22.55 21.22
200-220 23.16 21.68 22.44 21.58 23.08 21.71
220-240 25.16 21.72 22.14 21.19 23.11 21.70
240-270 22.94 21.48 21.66 20.69 22.85 21.25
270-300 22.48 21.02 21.01 19.96 22.40 20.82
Sows -
U.S.No.l, 300-330f 21.50 20.02 20.62 19.56 21.05 19.45
2 and 3 360-400 20.12 19.15 19.55 18.16 20.50 18.52
450-550 18.70 17.82 17.46 16.54 19.85 17.08
Pigs (Feeder) -
Gd. & Ch. All wt. -- -- -- -- --
..........-.... .. ---......... ... ...- ----- ................ ...................... -- -- ..- -. "----- --
OmNational Stock Yards SiouxCity
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.l, 160-1801 21.25 -- 22.05 20.05 -- --
.2 and 3 180-200 22.55 21.72 22.85 21.22 22.68 21.52
200-220 25.04 22.11 25.00 21.62 25.16 22.20
220-240 25.14 22.08 25.00 21.66 25.20 22.05
240-270 22.92 21.68 22.75 21.49 22.98 21.58
270-300 22.10 21.00 22.28 21.08 22.40 20.70
Sows -
U.S.Nol,, 300-3301 21.42 20.30 21.15 19.18 21.35 20.22
2 and 3 360-400 20.08 19.50 20.50 18.50 20.00 19.12
450-550 19.10 17.90 19.58 17.00 18.82 17.78
Pigs (Feeder) -
Gd. & Ch. All t. --
------ r----- ------ ------.--- --- --- -------
S S. St. Paul Baltimore N. Portland
---------------------- -------------. ----------------------------------
Barrows and gilts -
U.S.No.l, 160-180f 21.32 20.28 -- 22.12 24.19 22.88
2 and 3 180-200 22.55 21.78 24.10 22.78 24.56 23.84
200-220 25.02 22.02 24.50 22.78 24.56 25.84
220-240 23.02 22.05 24.12 22.59 24.54 25.50
240-270 22.75 21.78 -- 21.97 25.59 22.58
270300 -- -- 20.88 25.09 21.56
Sows -
U.S.No.1, 300-330# 21.70 19.68 -- 17.47 21.50 19.75
2 and 3 360-400 19.75 18.50 -- 17.47 21.00 18.50
450-550 18.58 17.10 -- 15.34 19.50 16.75
Pigs (Feeder) .
Gd. & Ch. AlU ts, 20.25 18.60 -





627
HOGS: AVERAGE COST. WEIGHT, AND NUMBER OF PACKER AND SHIPPER PURCHASES 1/
---------- ----- ----------------- ------ ---------------r---------------- ------------
"* *. .. ...................................... S.....
Louis : Kan- S. S. 8-
Chi. Nati. s:as Omaha Sioux St. St. Indian- mkts.
Week ended cago Stock City City Joseph Paul apolis com.
Yards bined
------------- ------- --- -------- ------------------------
AVERAGE COST Dollars per 100 j unds
Barrows July 26,1958 23.02 22.85 22.79 22.83 23.01 22.72 22.40 22.90 22.82
and July 19,1958 22.49 22.58 22.72 22.84 22.79 22.63 22.20 22.70 22.59
gilts July 27,1957 21.38 21.54 21.53 21.62 21.80 21.64 21.50 21.49 21.46
-------r----------r---------------------------------------------
July 26,1958 20.04 19.92 19.70 20.21 20.22 20.47 20.11 20.54 20.15
w July 19,1958 19.48 19.73 19.78 19.99 19.58 20.07 19.96 19.64 19.78
JuAy. .i.7.952.- 7J8..97 .. -18 .1 6.18..... ...7 .5Q..7 1.9 .. B 50Q8..1L ..89
AVERAGE WEIGHT Pounds
Barrows July 26,1958 225 213 219 225 221 221 218 214 218
and July 19,1958 222 214 217 224 221 220 225 213 219
gits July 27,1957 220 209 212 214 216 211 210 209 211
July 26,1958 386 402 393 375 364 368 358 399 374
Sos July 19,1958 393 595 400 374 570 368 360 400 376
July-..- 957- .... B. ...-..7 .....59~1...5 Q ... .555..... 56...... ..55.. -.40a....- ,a.
NUMBER OF HEAD -
Barrows July 26,1958 16672 37681 11051 20227 11455 18040 22081 27056 164245
and July 19,1958 20551 39498 11740 18151 14160 16715 24389 28026 175230
gifts July 27,1957 15831 43229 12459 15391 7240 15899 1934 7
July 26,1958 6426 3745 1101 9974 6964 3193 11795 2971 46169
sows July 19,1958 9202 5501 973 9564 8462 5060 13815 3549 52126
July.27!1957 11641 5122 1174 _895... 674.? 2.7. 129 ...425..544.
SOWS Percenta of total
July 26,1958 28 10 9 33 38 15 35 10 22
July 19,1958 31 8 8 35 37 16 36 11 23
July. 27,1957 42 11 9 37 48 17 4
..F ----?3 -27 1-5 .----------.--J---- ---?---- ----- m-------8-------------------------
1/ Weighted average.
WEEKLY AVERAGE WHOLESALE VALUE OF HOG PRODUCTS DERIVED
FROM 100 LB. LIVE HOG. COMPARED WITH PRICES OF LIVE HOGS, CHICAGO
------------- -------- ---------- -------- ---------------- -------i=rrl;id ----
Hog products 1/. Hog prices 2 or marn3/
July 26, 1958 $24.49 $23.16 $1.53
July 19, 1958 24.49 22.72 1.77
.J... ly..?.!, o.9_. ^?. ......... .^ A.. .............. ^ .......... !.... ..........
S/ Value of all edible products, fresh basis (lard rendered) in 100 lb. of live hog com-
puted from wholesale prices on carlot basis, Chicago, reported by National Provisioner
daily market report.
2/ Mean of daily quotations on U. S. No. 1, 2 and 3 hogs, 200-220# wt. Chicago,
T/ Difference between wholesale product value and hog prices.
HOG AND CORN PRICES AT CHICAGO AND HOG-CORN PRICE RATIO
Barrows and Corn, I/ Hog-corn
Week ended ilts No. 3, yellow price ratio
Dollars per Cents per based on
100 pounds bushel barrows and gilts
------------.................... --------- ------------------------------------------......
July 26, 1958 25.02 154.4 17.1
July 19, 1958 22.49 155.9 16.5
July 27, 1957 21.38 134.8 15.9
SSimple average.------
l/ Simple average.





628
EW YORK WHOLESALE MEAT TRAID REVIEW
Western Dressed Fresh Meats

Receipts of western dressed fresh meats were moderate with steer beef and
spring lamb supplemented by a small carryover. Movement of most classes was fairly
dependable with best action at the outset and toward the close. Extremely poor
demand prevailed for steer hindquarters and clearance was incomplete, while avail-
able supply of spring lamb was inadequate late when chain accounts were notably
aggressive. Trading on veal and calf was moderately active at steady prices. The
trend for spring lamb was steady to strong with some late sales on 40-65# weights
$1.00 higher. Bulk sales of pork loins were steady, but prices advanced $1.00 late
when demand improved. Fresh skinned hams and spareribs sold lower with Boston butts
steady to $1.00 lower. Compared with the previous week: Steer beef mostly steady,
some Choice $1.00 higher; cow beef 50# up; veal and calf steady; spring lamb steady
to strong, some Choice $1.00 higher late; pork loins steady to $1.00 higher; fresh
skinned hams $1.00 lower; spareribs $1.00-2.00 off; Boston butts steady to $1.00
lower.
Prime steer carcasses 600-900# closed at $48.00-51.00; Choice 600-800# $45.00-
48.00; 800-900# $43.50-46.00; Good 750# down $43.00-45.00, Commercial cow car-
casses brought $39.50-42.00; Utility $38.50-41.00. Prime veal 90-150# realized
$52.00-56.00; Choice 90-150l $46.000-51.00; Good, all weights, $43.00-46.00; Standard
$40.00-43.00. Choice and Prime spring lamb 55# down sold from $51.00-55.00; 55-65#
$50.00-53.00; Good, all weights, $48.00-51.00. Pork loins 8-12# cashed at $51.00-
56.00; Boston butts 4-8# $47.00-52.00; spareribs 3# down $51.00-57.00; fresh
skinned hams 12-16# $49.00-54.00.

Locally Dressed Fresh Meats

The supply of locally dressed steer beef and veal was about normal with spring
lamb and pork moderate. The week s trade featured broad demand for steer arm
chucks and particularly spring lamb carcasses and cuts. Supplies of beef, veal and
fresh pork were in line with the prevailing outlet, but lamb was inadequate for the
demand. Outlet for steer hindquarters and short loins was extremely narrow on all
sessions. Demand for kosher dressed meats was only fair, and continued highly
selective. Steer hindquarters and non-kosher wholesale cuts sold unevenly lower to
higher with quotations for veal and calf hindsaddles little changed. Spring lamb
carcasses closed $1.00-2.00 higher; pork loins steady to $1.00 lower. Price advance
for kosher fresh meats influenced the trade for bulk of kosher steer beef and spring
lamb, but veal and calf fronts showed little price change.
Prices for steer ribs and arm chucks moved higher, the latter about $1.00 up
with advances up to $4.00 on ribs. Prices of Choice hindquarters were down about
$2.00, with Choice short loins off sharply in instances. Hotel and restaurant
outlets were considerably reduced. Demand for kosher dressed steer beef showed
mild improvement over a week ago, and prices for kosher forequarters and arm chucks
were fractionally higher at the close, stabilized to some extent by strong undertone
for non-kosher counterparts.
In view of curtailed slaughter schedules for veal and calf sellers maintained
a firm price policy. This situation extended through the current week for both
kosher and non-kosher offerings. Bulk sales of spring lamb, both carcasses and
hindeaddles, were made at $1.00-2.00 higher prices.
The slight reduction in the week's hog kill proved advantageous from a sales
and distribution standpoint. Loins cleared on a steady to $1.00 lower basis, some
late sales under pressure. Other wholesale pork\cuts showed only fractional price
changes.





629


CHICAGO WHOLESALE MEAT TRADB EEVIEW

The normal beef supply consisted primarily of Good and Choice carcasses with
700-900# weights predominating. Supplies of other fresh meats were moderate. Bon-
ing type veal carcasses increased over the past few weeks. Most spring lamb offer-
ings weighed under 55#. Carcass beef trading was slow although on the initial
session shipping outlets were fairly broad and steer beef prices carried a stronger
undertone. These outlets narrowed later and bulk sales were only steady. Trading
on beef chucks was fairly active but prices were unchanged. Other primal beef cuts
sold lower in a dull trade. Carcass veal and lamb trading was slow, with a large
proportion of lamb sold in the form of primal cuts. Fresh pork trade was rather
sluggish. Smaller interests afforded best outlet early for fresh pork, but volume
accounts absorbed bulk near the close. Compared to the previous Friday: Beef and
veal steady, lamb mostly $1.00 higher, pork loins steady to $2.50 higher, Boston
butte and spareribs steady to $1.00 lower.
Choice 500-700# steer beef cashed at $43.00-46.00, 700-800# $42.00-44.00, 800-
900# $42.00-43.00; Good 400-700# $40.00-44.00; Standard 350-700# $39.00-43.00;
Choice 400-650# heifer carcasses $42.50-45.00; Good $40.00-43.50; Commercial cow
beef $36.00-36.50, Canner, Cutter and Utility $34.75-35.25. Choice and Prime
squareout beef chucks realized $37.00-39.00, comparable rounds $50.00-53.00; Prime
loins $85.00-96.00, Choice $73.00-79.00; Prime ribs $60.00-62.00, Choice $48.00-
52.00; Choice and Prime kosher style chucks $39.00-41.00. Lamb hindeaddles brought
$58.00-63.00, legs $49.00-54.00, loins $75.00-82.00, ribs $72.00-77.00.

PACIFIC COAST WHOLESALE MEAT TRAD BTEVIEW

Choice steer beef was rather limited in California with carcasses under 650#
in smallest supply, but due to a continued poor demand and slow trading the volume
was fully sufficient. Choice carcasses 650-800# were excessive for the outlet at
Los Angeles. Standard and Good steer beef was more than adequate and there was an
increased supply of cow beef. Calf and veal was still limited and barely adequate
for a fair demand. Fresh pork cuts were in liberal supply with accumulations of
most outs at Los Angeles and with accumulations moderate at other points. Prices
compared to the previous week's close: Steer and cow steady to $1.00 lower; calf
steady to $1.00 higher, the advance at San Francisco; veal steady; Choice and Prime
spring lamb steady at Los Angeles and $1.00 lower at other points; fresh pork loins
steady to $3.00 lower; other fresh pork mostly steady, instances $1.00 lower on
shoulders and Boston butts and $2.00 lower on spareribs; smoked skinned hams steady
to $2.00 lower; lard steady to 50# higher.
Choice steer beef under 700# cashed mostly from $45.00-48.00, a few reaching
$49.00 in Seattle, 700-800# $44.00-47.00; Good.500-700# $40.00-47.00; Standard, all
weights, $37.00-44.00; Commercial cow beef mostly $36.00-41.00, wasty down to
$35.00 at San Francisco; Utility $36.00-40.00; Canner and Cutter $32.00-39.00.
Good and Choice calf under 300# brought $45.00-57.00; Standard down to $42.00
at Los Angeles; Good and Choice veal under 150# $49.00-57.00; Standard $45.00-51.00.
Choice spring lamb under 55# cashed from $44.50-50.00, a few Choice to Prime $51.00
at Los Angeles; Good, all weights, $42.00-48.00. Fresh pork loins under 16# cleared
from $52.00-62.00; fresh skinned hams $50.00-57.00; shoulders $37.00-46.00; Boston
butte $45.00-52.00; spareribs $53.00-64.00; smoked skinned hams $53.00-61.00; slab
bacon under 10# $55.00-66.00; sliced 1# packages $60.00-73.00; lard in 1# cartons
$17.50-21.00.






630


VEOLIBSAL DaSSID NEAT PRI~CU WMLT ATIIAB OF DAILY QTV)ATIOW S
In dollars per 100 poase


Classification


- -- -- --
Beef -
Steer -
Priae 600-700#
700-800
Choice 500-600
600-700


Good 400-6(
Standard 350-6(
CoV, all vto. -
Comercial
Utility
Veal -
Prime 90-1:
Choice 90-12
Good 90-1
Spring lamb -
Prime 30-4


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45-55
Choice 46-65
55-65
Good. all vts.


Pork Fresh -
Loins 8-


12-16


Butts 4
Por Cured -


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Eams, =mk.,ekd. -
12-16#
16-18
18-20
Bacon, snk. -slab -
6-81
8-10
Sliced, 1# pkg.
Picnics, dc. -
4-8*
Backs,D.S. 16-O0#
Lard. 1# oartun -
Prime steam
Substitutes


ew Tocrk : Chicao Saa Francisco
,I- T $ --- -


SJuly
S26
1958


50.00
50.50

46.40
45.75
42.00

40.50
39.50

54.50
48.50
44.50

53.50
55.00
52.10
50.70
49.50

53.20
55.50
49.60


55.50
55.00



54.00
65.00

41.00
15.25


July
I 27
I 1957


44.75
43.75

42.75
39.00
36.25

53.50
30.50

46.00
40.50
37.00

48.50
49.00
48.50
48.00
45.00

49.00
48.00
40.25


53.50
52.50



52.00
65.00

S36.00
26.50


17.00 20.50
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July
26
1958




44.50
44.50
42.00
41.00

36.25
34.75

55.50
49.50
48.50

52.75
51.75
50.75
49.75
48.12

50.95
49.38
46.88


58.94
59.12
57.12

60.06
57.88
70.00

45.62
14.06


July
27
1957


42.50
42.50
41.50
41.50
38.50
55.50

29.50
28.19

45.00
42.50
39.50

48.50
46.50
45.50
43.50
41.58

46.50
46.25
38.12


55.44
55.50
52.69

60.00
59.44
71.06

38.88
18.00


16.62 17.50
50.00 30.75


July
26
1958




47.50
46.12
45.00
41.25

36.50
37.00



54.00


47.00
47.00
46.00
44.00

58.50
57.00
51.00


59.00
57.00


62.00
60.00
69.00

40.00
--


July
27
1957




45.50
43.00
41.00
36.00

30.00
29.00


45.00
43.00


42.00
42.00
41.00
38.00

58.25
56.25
47.50


58.00
55.50


68.00
66.00
70.00

36.00
--m


20.50 22.00
n --


Los Aneles


July
26
1958




47.19
45.50
44.38
40.88

37.00
37.00


50.00
50.00
47.00
46.00

54.50
54.50
49.00


56.00
55.00
52.50

62.00
60.00
68.50


July
27
1957
S--




43.12
42.25
40.00
38.00

30.50
29.50


45.00
45.00
42.50
40.50

56.25
55.50
41.50


56.25
55.50
53.75

63.75
61.00
71.75


40.50 57.00


19.38 19.75
.. --


Bot: Quotations at le-w ork exclude locally d-ro d e-ats.
Note: Quiotation. at Nev York exclude locally easedd most@.


X)
)0


20

30


1ai2





651


BOSTON WOOL MARKET REVIEW

There was a little more interest in greasy domestic wools as approximately
nine cars of various grades wern sold. Prices of fine wools were slightly
stronger, medium grades unchanged. Topmakers were the principal buyers. Trad-
ing on woolen wools and noils was very slow with sales steady. Most of the
domestic primary markets were very quiet but a modest volume of 12-months wools
sold in Texas.
Conditions in the foreign wool producing countries were unchanged from the
previous week.
Fleece Wools Graded fine staple Delaine wool sold from $1.15-1.20 clean
basis, graded 60/62s staple and good French combing fleeces brought $1.00 clean
and 56/58s staple and good French sold at 87#. Graded 56/58s baby combing
fleece wool cashed at 85# clean basis on a core test while 50/54s baby combing
fleeces brought 820 on a core. Some dealers reported country buyers were paying
400 in the grease to the growers for fine Delaine wool.
Territory Wools Trading on territory wools in the local market continued
dull. An occasional pool was sold in the territory States at steady prices.
Texas Wools Original bag 12-months Texas wool bulk good French combing
and staple 64/70s sold in the local market at a clean price of $1.18-1.20. A
fair weight of bulk 64/70s staple and good French combing 12-months wool sold
in Texas late in the previous week at $1.15, rith sales for the week under
review from $1.15-1.18 clean basis delivered Boston, while strictly staple 5
inches and longer sold in Texas at a clean price around $1.20 delivered.
Mohair Activity in the local mohair market was a little slower. Sales
continued in Texas as a modest volume of clear spring and fall hair sold at
760 for adult and $1.01i for kid to the warehouse. A light volume of clear
fall mohair was contracted at 66# for adult and 96jo for kid hair to the
warehouse.
Carpet Wools The carpet wool trade was quiet compared to the previous
week. Low lambs wool sold for shipment at 725 clean fibers present. Prices
of Buenos Aires carpet wools were-difficult to determine due to conflicting
quotations from Argentina. Dealers were asking 762 clean fibers present for
spot Buenos Aires fleeces. Shippers in Buenos Aires were asking 75~# for
November second clip 36/40s carpet wools for shipment, around 753 for March
wools and 750 for low lambs. New Zealand carpet fleeces were priced at 724
and crutchings at 60-610 clean fibers present for shipment while dealers were
asking 65-64# for spot crutchings.
Woolen Wools Trading of woolen wools was slow and around the same
prices compared to last week, as follows: Scoured pulled domestic 58/60s from
2" to 5" and deep stained at 953; choice white 58s lambs wool averaging 2"
around $1.02-1.05. White 58s from 2" to 3" at 990; choice white 56s, from
2" to 5" at $1.02 and fair white 56s from 5" to 35" at $1.02. Scoured shorn
heavy stained domestic 56/58s of fair length sold at 650. Scoured pulled New-
Zealand 56/58s from 2" to 5" average style brought $1.00 while medium stained
New Zealand 50/56s from 5" to 4" brought 900.
Wool Tops Trade in wool tops was rather dull. A fair weight of fine
domestic tops sold for future delivery and price to be determined on the basis
of the futures at time of delivery. Quotations follow: Warp Australian dry-
combed 70s at $1.953 64s at $1.85; 62s at $1.75; 60s at $1.71; 58/60s at $1.66
and oil-combed 58/60s at $1.64, warp domestic dry-combed 70s at $1.84; 64s at
$1.75; 62s at $1.64; 60s at $1.55; 58/60s at $1.44 and oil-combed 58/60s at
$1.42; 56s at $1.25; 50/56s at $1.19 and 48/50s at $1.12; oil-combed warp terri-
tory 56s at $1.52 and 50/56s at $1.50.





632


LAMB CROP, 1958


NUMBERS 4 PERCENT LARGER

The 1958 lamb crop totaled 20, 779, 000 head, 4 percent larger than in 1957,
and 7 percent above the 1947-56 average, according to the Crop Reporting Board,
The 13 Western States (11 western States, South Dakota, and Texas) produced
5 percent more lambs in 1958 than in 1957, and 2 percent above average. The
lamb crop in the 35 Native Sheep States is 4 percent larger than last year and
16 percent above average, In Texas, where approximately 13 percent of the
nation's lambs are produced, the 1958 crop is 14 percent above 1957, but
7 percent below average.
LAMBING PERCENTAGE UP

The lamb crop percentage (number of lambs saved per 100 ewes, 1 year
of age or older on farms and ranches January 1) this year is a record at 97,
3 points above last year and 2 points above the previous high in 1955 and 1956.
The average lamb crop percentage is 90. The Western States lambing percen-
tage at 92 is 4 points above last year and the Native Sheep States at 108 percent
is 2 points above last year. The Texas lambing percentage at 81 compares
with 72 in 1957 and the average of 69,
The number of breeding ewes 1 year old and older on farms and ranches on
January 1, 1958 was 1 percent above 1957, while ewe lambs under 1 year old
was 16 percent above January 1, 1957.
WESTERN STATES

The 1958 lamb crop in the 13 Western States is 5 percent above 1957 and
2 percent above average. The number of breeding ewes 1 year old and older
on farms and ranches on January 1, 1958 in these States was 1 percent above
1957. The 5 percent increase in lamb crop reflects both the increase in
breeding flocks and the higher lamb crop percentage. The number of early
lambs (dropped before March 15) in the Western States was 7 percent more
than a year earlier. Weather conditions were favorable for lambing in much
of the western area.
NATIVE STATES
The lamb crop in the 35 Native Sheep States (all States except 13 Western
States) this year is 4 percent above 1957 and 16 percent above average, A
2 percent increase in the number of breeding ewes coupled with a 2 point
increase in l.mbing percentage resulted in the increased number of lambs.
In the 35 Native Sheep States, the 1958 lamb crop was larger than 1957 in
23 States, unchanged in 5 States, and smaller in 7 States.





633
Lamb crop report, July 1, 1958
S eating -e nl year -ama' --r:Riml- aveperIo- ewe-Tse f : -
State anuarl : -d oMer Ja-nuary 1 M Lamb saved/
and :-0yeat- :'-year : : "year "
division: average : 197 : 1958 : average : 1957 : 1958 average 1957 1958
1947-56 : : : 1947-56 : :1947-56 :
1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
: head head head Number Number Number head bead head
Maine..,: 19 28 30 94 100 103 18 28 31
N.H. ..: 5 7 6 99 86 83 5 6 5
Vt *.- 8 10 10 93 90 90 7 9 9
Mass..,.: 7 9 8 97 80 88 7 7 7
R.I, ... 9 2 2 83 100 100 2 2 2
Conn....: 6 8 8 91 88 100 5 7 8
N.Y, ,:as 107 123 119 106 116 109 113 141 130
N.L. ...s 9 13 13 88 92 85 8 12 11
Pa. ....s 152 1__65 188 94 95 9_ 8 __ _143 158__ 164
N. A,,, 315 365 364 97 101 101 307 368 367
Ohio ...: 79- ....~~B ""W4 --- ....-'T --"""f "r~'- ~65 '.----'- 9~~.'."T-C -
bInd. 312 370 370 111 102 108 347 376 399
114 ....: 366 410 444 110 110 107 403 451 473
Mich.,..: 284 250 250 102 105 106 291 263 266
Wis.... : 169 172-- 1822 112 1--13 -116 -- 190 194 212
e.N.C., 1,921 2,023 2,092 104 104 105 1,996 2,113 2,204
Minn...,- T5435.-.-. 1-6"- fl-"------ --""TI7------w TO--- "-- -
Iowa,, : 662 790 886 107 114 116 707 902 1,028
Mo ..,,: 698 667 617 104 106 104 721 704 639
N.Dak,. : 354 440 440 104 109 116 368 478 509
S.Dak. : 720 914 939 96 105 106 694 960 991
Nebr.... 166 227 247 106 103 109 176 234 270
Kans...: 317 392 392 101 102_ 104 321 399 408
W.N.C. 3,460 4,027 4,135 104 109 110 3,585 4,379 4,567
L..--------------------------------------------------------------------
N.C.,,.. 5,381 6,050 6,227 104 107 109 5,580 6,492 6,771
De..... : ---- ----- --- -T- --~~-
Md, .,: 83 40 40 102 110 112 34 44 46
Va. ,,,,: 249 263 263 112 112 109 280 295 287
W.Va,..: 249 243 243 105 106 103 262 257 251
N.C, : 82 44 46 106 102 104 34 45 48
SC.,... 8 8 10 95 88 90 3 7 9
Ga,....: 11 40 44 81 80 80 9 32 35.
Pla..,,, 3 6 7 92 100 100 8 6 7
S. A,. : 581 647 656 108 106 104 626 689 685
Ky..... "- -----' 486 "SU --. -"'-- .".-I--" --.0.""~~. -55~ -S -
Tem....: 222 247 254 104 103 102 231 255 260
Ala..,.;: 24 55 55 84 91 85 20 50 47
Mss,,.., 50 60 63 81 87 87 41 52 55
Ark..... 37 50 51 90 96 96 33 49 49
La....,.: 74 65 62 64 68 76 47 44 47
OkL..,, 1056 15 16 98 93 106 103 147 165
Texua.,,L6_25 3 31_2 3 345 69 72 81 2.916 2,386 2 709
S.C,.... 5,288 4,437 4,485 76 80 87 3,992 3,534 3,899
Moo... ,-,'rr 3---" Ts'r----2", ----8-----g-2--- -- --T7 33-- i,"T2--- ,'I '--
Idaho,.. 875 834 876 110 116 114 961 967 999
Wyo,.... 1,654 1,583 1.615 82 83 88 1,349 1,314 1,421
Co1,,.., 1,067 1,028 1,028 95 94 100 1,004 966 1,028
N, Mex,, 1047 940 919 76 78 80 796 729 738
Ariz.,,,. 322 325 324 82 84 86 265 273 279
Utah,...: 1,158 1,120 1,098 85 86 90 980 963 988
Nev...,: 381 859 341 85 92 89 323 330 303
Was1 ,.:: 231 184 188 112 117 115 258 215 216
Ore ..,: 623 700 714 96 99 99 608 693 707
CamW,.,L. ,384 1_ 36 __ 1.336 92 95-- 93 .1.__272___ 1.269 1,242
West., ?10,045 9,630 9,648 89 92 94 8,948 8,842 9,057
--- ----------------------------------------------------
U. S,, t21,610 21,129 21,380 90 94 97 19,453 19,925 20,779
----- ----------------------- ---------------------------------------------
SLambs Uaved defined u lambs living une 1, or sold before June 1 in die Native States and lambs docked
or branded in the Western Sheep States.





664


INSPECTED STOCKER AND FEEDER SHIPMENTS FROM PUBLIC STOCKYARDS


Market
origin


Ju
N19

Numb


Cattle and Calves


58
)er


Baltimore.........,,... 1,450
Chicago............,.. 4,607
Cincinnati............ 529
Clovis................ 949
Denver............. 11,884
Detroit............... 789
Fort Worth............ 23,214
Indianapolis.......... 3,002
Kansas City........... 17,859
Lancaster............. 6,541
Los Angeles.......... 5,690
Louisville............ 2,805
Nashville............. 2,975
Ogden................ 3,318
Oklahoma City......... 24,859
Omaha................. 18,447
St. Louis area/..... 6,912
San Antonio........... 17,966
Sioux City............ 29,561
Sioux Falls.......... 5,610
S. St. Joseph......... 10,700
S, St. Paul........... 5,184
Wichita............... 4,189
All other inspected 2/ 110,040
Total /.............. 319,080


SJune
1957
Number
1,465
4,202
566
2,049
19,850
1,605
24,009
3,098
22,488
5,086
5,725
2,463
1,412
1,951
28,150
15,575
4,500
15,211
18,032
4,801
9,068
2,919
4,919
114,885
310,025


*: State
destination


Pennsylvania...........
Ohio..................
Indiana...............
Illinois..............
Michigan..............
Wisconsin....... ......
Minnesota.............
Iowa...,........ .....
Missouri...............
South Dakota..........
Nebraska.............
Kansas................

Maryland..............
Virginia. .... ........
Kentucky............ .
Tennessee............


June
1958

Number
8,942
6,286
8,420
22,525
1,860
770
8,825
53,020
21,177
6,187
27,994
14,125

1,652
505
2,906
2,470


Oklahoma.............. 99,596
Texas................. 25,171
Colorado............. 13,691
Utah.................. 2,164
California........... 23,891
All other *.......... 59,105
Total / .......... 519.080


Sheep and Lambs


Chicago...............
Denver................
Fort Worth............
Kansas City.....,.....
Louisville..............
Ogden... e....... .......
Omaha....o............
St. Louis area 5.....
Salt Lake City........
Sioux City..9.........
Sioux Falls...........
S. St. Joseph,........
S. St. Paul.........


207
1,973
29,431
11,472
349
6,509
9,415
7,382

10,585
635
6,695
1,248


615
2,025
19,085
7,721
1,542
14,159
5,629
2,914
500
6,417
952
2,016
5,558


All other
inspected /........ 28,158 35,522


Indiana...............
Illinois..............
Michigan ..........,...
Wisconsin....,..,,.9, .
Minnesota............ .
Iowa...... .. ..... .. .
Missouri..............
South Dakota..........
Nebraska... ..........
Kansas. ...............
Kentucky..............
Texas........... .. o..
Colorado..............
Utah............ ......*
California............
All other /. ..........


2,115 1,111
2,890 4,788
10,649 11,715
296 546
-- 2
5,781 4,754
30,981 22,295
14,929 7,889
4,450 5,830
8,178 6,804
6,045 5,321
1,575 5,865
12,155 7,572
1,546 2,287
845 926
1,755 1,425
11,867 15,547


Total 2.......... 114,033 100,255 Total 2/........... 114,055 100,255
1/ Includes St.Louis National Stockyards, Ill., and St.Louis, Mo.
7/ Excludes Hawaii.
oiniled by the Agricultural Estimates Division Agricultural Marketing Service,
from Inspection Records of Animal Disease Eradication Branch, Agricultural
Research Service.


June
1957
Number
7,291
6,522
7,475
16,065
4,468
913
5,352
31,606
24,915
7,071
22,691
21,544

1,603
761
2,040
2,850

12,901
28,688
24,756
1,287
14,545
64,883
510,025


-





655


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF MEATS
- -Cood it- -- y- -- -- : -
Commodity a -:
-~ -1 5


EXPORTS (Domestic) -
Beef and veal -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ..
Pickled or cured (except canned). .. ..
Pork -
Fresh or frozen (except canned) ...
Hams and shoulders, cured or cooked .
Bacon .. .... .
Pork, pickled, salted or otherwise cured, n.e.c..
Sausage, bologna & frankfurters (except canned) .
Meat and meat products (except canned) n.e.c. .


Beef and pork livers, fresh or frozen .. .
Beef tongues, fresh or frozen . .
Variety meats, n.e.c. (except canned) ... ..
Meat specialties, frozen, n.e.c. ...
Canned meats -
-Beef and veal . ... .. .
Sausage, bologna and frankfurters .
Hams and shoulders . .
Pork, canned, n.e.c. . ....
Meat and meat products, n.e.c. ....
Lamb and mutton (except canned) ....
Lard (includes rendered pork fat) . .
Shortenings, animal fat (excl. lard) .
Tallow, edible. . .
Tallow, inedible . .
Inedible animal oils, n.e.c. .
Inedible animal greases and fats, n.e.c. .


Pounds


555,041
1,838,390

687,986
1,644,947
681,884
854,911
203,294
1;134
1,443,959
2,120,229
682,892
412,155


170,775
103,064
45,128
322,216
311,708
68,061
36,986,007

45-4,114
98,702,604
745,605
6,637,395


May
1957
Pounds

1,122,546
2,023,431

466,445
1,235,470
158,011
3,142,011
755,025
6,190,518
1/
1/
r/

258,404
698,770
81,671
1,330,581
531,724
127,568
65,696,141
41,402
169,716
101,417,948
352,631
9,915,720


- Nott reported separately prior to January 19587 Compiled from official records,
Bureau of the Census.


UNITED STATES EXPORTS OF LIVESTOCK
-: May
: 1958 :
Cattle (For breeding) Number
Dairy . 437)
Ex. dairy .... 705)


Other (Ex. for breeding) .
Sheepogs . ... ..
Sheep . .0


5,050


May
1957
Number
1,554

382
49
3,934


Compiled from official records, Bureau of the Census.





636
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SHEEP AND IAMBS: WEEKLY AVERAGE OF DAILY
In dollars per 100 pounds

:. :Kansas : Fort


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SLAUGHTER IAMBS: (Spring) -


City : Worth
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QUOTATIONS

: : :South
Ss :San
Denver : Ogden :Fran-
-: : cisco


All wts.
Prime
Choice
Good
Ch. & Pr.
Gd. & Ch.
EWES (SHORN)
Good &
Choice
Cull &
Utility
FEEDER LAMBS
All wts.
Choice
Good


July 26, 1958
S n n

July 27, 1957
II I


25.80
24.55
22.95
24.40
W. "1K


23.20.
22.48
23.42
99 A4


22.75
21.78
23.00
91 9-c;


21.75
21.25

91 nn


24.38
23.62
22.55
23.98
22 55


22.58
21.62
20.12
22.55
91 1A


22.75
22.25
21.25
on ;n


July 26, 1958 5.90 6.25 6.65 7.75 7.25 6.00
July 27, 1957 7.00 6.60 6.75 -- 5.88 6.12 5.50
July 26, 1958 5.20 4.88 5.25 -- 5-.12 4.50 4.00
July 27, 1957 5.50 4.50 5.00 7.42 4.80 5.92 4.50


July 26, 1958
n n n


-- 23.20
-- 21.75


Good & Ch. July 27, 1957


---- 21.38
- 20.50 20.88


21.79
20.19


19.25
19.25


-- 17.40 18.75 19.00 17.75


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