Report of the Commissioner of Corporations on the Beef Industry

Report of the Commissioner of Corporations on the Beef Industry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...years show a large increase in total weight over the corresponding periods of 1902. It will be observed that on the whole there has been a decline in the average live weight. This is particularly marked for both half-year periods in 1902, as compared with corresponding previous half years, and is one reason for the decline in the total live weight for that year. It is also noteworthy that there was a marked increase in the live weight for both half years in 1903, although i not such a high weight was attained as for the average of the corresponding half years before 1902. The relations between' the movement of supply and the prices of cattle can be made more evident by a direct comparison. As the movements in the first half year are quite distinct from those in the second half year, the comparison is best made between corresponding periods of successive years. The prices given in the following table are on a Chicago basis. For the period 1898-1901, inclusive, the price of cattle is taken from the general price table for one packer, while for the period from 1902--1904 the figures are for all packers (see p. 136). TABLE 59.--COMPARISON OF SUPPLY AND PRICES OF CATTLE, BY SEMIANNUAL PERIODS, It is evident, of course, that, other things being equal, an increase in supply will be accompanied by a decrease in price and a decrease in supply by an increase in price. But in connection with this general relationship it should be noted that in a country of steadily increasing population the normal average demand increases each year, so that if the supply remains constant it is to be expected that the price will rise. Examining Table 59 on this basis it will be observed that in the one case in, which there was a decrease in supply (J anuary--J...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743903
  • 9781236743909