Market Reports for Jan. 12, 2013

1/12/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
January 11, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 126.25, Last week 127.25, Last year 124.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 108.10, Last week 110.15, Last year 106.10.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 125.90, Last week 125.75, Last year 123.00.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN:This week 75.75, Last week 76.90, Last year 75.95.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 75.00, Last week 76.00, Last year 70.75.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 92.10, Last week 97.35, Last year 87.25.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 65.00, Last week 66.50, Last year 63.50.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 lb: This week 174.00, Last week 179.25, Last year 231.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 107.50, Last week 105.75.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 153.50, Last week 208.00.

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

To provide farmers across the state with a handy reference of commodity input costs in their feeding operations for DHIA record sheets or to develop livestock feed cost data, here are last week’s average costs of various ingredients as compiled from regional reports across the state of Pennsylvania.

Remember, these are averages, so you will need to adjust your figures up or down according to your location and the quality of your crop.

Corn, No. 2: 6.88 bu, 12.32 cwt.

Wheat, No. 2: 7.77 bu, 12.98 cwt.

Barley, No. 3: 4.92 bu, 10.52 cwt.

Oats, No. 2: 4.05 bu, 12.63 cwt.

Soybeans, No. 2: 13.31 bu, 22.22 cwt.

Ear Corn: 199.67 ton, 9.98 cwt.

Alfalfa Hay: 268.75 ton, 13.44 cwt.

Mixed Hay: 232.50 ton, 11.63 cwt.

Timothy Hay: 272.50 ton, 13.63 cwt.

PA Grain Report
Lewisburg, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold steady to .05 lower, wheat sold .40 to .50 lower, barley sold .05 to .10 higher, oats sold steady to .05 higher and soybeans sold .10 to .15 lower. Ear corn sold steady to 5.00 higher . All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.72-7.21, avg 6.98, contracts Dec 5.72-5.91. WHEAT #2: 7.87-8.22, avg 8.00, contracts Dec 7.13-7.63. BARLEY #3: 4.80-5.75, avg 5.35, contracts Jul 4.75. OATS #2: 4.00-4.90, avg 4.45. SOYBEANS #2: 13.27-13.55, avg 13.36, contracts Dec 12.44-12.47. EAR CORN: 194.00, avg 194.00.

Central Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.60-7.03, avg 6.90. BARLEY #3: 4.50-5.15, avg 4.82. OATS #2: 4.00-4.50, avg 4.25. SOYBEANS #2: 12.90-13.48, avg 13.27. EAR CORN: 215.00, avg 215.00.

Southcentral Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.45-6.90, avg 6.68. WHEAT #2: 6.80-7.60, avg 7.20. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.20, avg 4.58. OATS #2: 3.25-4.50, avg 3.97. SOYBEANS #2: 12.50-13.25, avg 13.03. EAR CORN: 190.00, avg 190.00.

Lehigh Valley Area: CORN #2: 6.80-7.29, avg 6.99. WHEAT #2: 8.30, avg 8.30. BARLEY #3: 5.75, avg 5.75. OATS #2: 4.25-4.50, avg 4.37. SOYBEAN #2: 13.09-13.20, avg 13.16.

Eastern & Central PA Summary: CORN #2: 6.45-7.29, avg 6.91, month ago 7.29, year ago 7.14. WHEAT #2: 6.80-8.30, avg 7.79, month ago 8.73, year ago 6.44. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.75, avg 4.98, month ago 5.05, year ago 5.15. OATS #2: 3.25-4.90, avg 4.20, month ago 4.09, year ago 4.19. SOYBEANS #2: 12.90-13.55, avg 13.23, month ago 13.62, year ago 11.28. EAR CORN: 190.00-215.00, avg 199.00, month ago 200.50, year ago 200.00.

Western Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.30-7.40, avg 6.91. WHEAT #2: 7.17-8.71, avg 7.94. OATS #2: 3.75-4.00, avg 3.87. SOYBEANS #2: 13.39, avg 13.39.

SOURCE: Ag Market News, LLC. Dave Wert, 570-490-5587. www.AgMarketNews.com.

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Dealer Hay & Straw Market for Eastern, Pa.: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton. Compared to last week, hay sold steady to 10.00 lower. Straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 100.00-335.00. MIXED: 85.00-235.00. TIMOTHY: 85.00-260.00. STRAW: 80.00-160.00. MULCH: 50.00-75.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 192 loads. Straw: 28 loads. ALFALFA: 235.00-380.00. MIXED: 95.00-410.00. TIMOTHY: 200.00-475.00. GRASS: 95.00-360.00. STRAW: 125.00-225.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: All prices per ton. Hay: 156 loads; Straw: 40 loads. ALFALFA: 100.00-360.00. MIXED: 80.00-345.00. TIMOTHY: 132.50-330.00. GRASS: 85.00-350.00. STRAW: 85.00-350.00.

Source: Ag Market News, LLC. Dave Wert, 570-490-5587. www.AgMarketNews.com.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Combined Livestock Receipts from New Holland, Vintage, Dewart, Middleburg, Greencastle, Lebanon Valley and Waynesburg.

CATTLE: This week 3425; Last week 1503; Last year 4068. CALVES: This week 2879; Last week 1797; Last year 2862. HOGS: This week 1147; Last week 106; Last year 1053. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year 252. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1768; Last week 12; Last year 2130. GOATS: This week 1930; Last week 13; Last year 1560.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s markets, slaughter steers sold moslyt steady to 1.00 higher. Slaughter holsteins sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold mostly steady.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week all feeder cattle sold mostly 5.00 higher Feeder bulls sold mostly 10.00 to 12.00 lower.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week holstein bull calves and heifers sold mostly 1.00 to 5.00 higher.

HOGS: Compared to last weeks sale, barrows and gilts sold mostly 7.00 to 10.00 higher. Sows sold mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: Compared to last week, Slaughter lambs sold mostly 40.00 to 60.00 higher and sheep sold mostly 20.00 to 30.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Compared to last week, kid goats sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher. Billies sold 20.00 to 25.00 higher.

SOURCE: Ag Market News, LLC. Dave Wert, 570-490-5587. www.AgMarketNews.com.

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 11, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2587, Last week 2479, Last year 3459. CALVES: 1879, Last week 7795, Last year 1569.

This week in Lancaster County slaughter steers sold mostly steady. Cattle supplies have been moderate and quality has stepped up from previous weeks. Trade activity has been moderate with moderate to good demand.

Cattle trade in the Midwest has been choppy throughout the week. The bulk of the live trades sold from 125.00-128.00/cwt, while dressed trades have ranged from 202.00-205.00/cwt.

The boxed beef market has remained stagnant; Choice cutouts closed at 193.81/cwt on Thursday, varying little from where it's been the past couple of weeks. The Choice/Select spread has dropped below the 10.00/cwt mark to close at 9.85 Thursday.

Retail beef demand will be a concern moving forward as it is the only factor holding this bull market at bay. Packers have been taking sizable losses starting off the New Year as box beef prices struggle to stay within distance of the live cattle trade. The shrinking supply of beef cattle across the nation has pushed CME Live Cattle futures higher for 2012. April futures pushed near 137.00/cwt last week, but pulled back this week to just over 135.00/cwt.

If realized, boxed beef values will need to advance upwards to 220.00-225.00/cwt to sustain such a market. Retail demand will be a limiting factor for the wholesale prices and it all boils down to the consumer and how much discretionary income they are willing to splurge on beef, when pork and poultry are at a far greater values. Not to mention consumers will have 2% less income this year absorbed by Social Security Taxes, further limiting their purchasing power and appetite for higher priced beef.

The one thing the beef market has going for it is the limited supply of cattle which will not be replenished any time soon due to the long production cycle of the bovine species.

Other market movers to consider moving forward will be USDA's Annual Production and Grain Stocks Report due out Friday at noon eastern. This report will provide information on grain inventories as well as usage and exports. In addition USDA will be releasing their Cattle Inventory report on Friday February 1st, which will give us a handle on how devastating the 2012 drought was on the cattle herd.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1695 lbs 128.00-133.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1170-1640 lbs 124.00-128.50; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1650 lbs 118.00- 122.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1375-1655 lbs 108.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1355-1700 lbs 102.00-107.00; SELECT 2-3: 1130-1600 lbs 95.00-102.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1225-1550 lbs 125.00-130.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1110-1400 lbs 122.00-126.00; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1350 lbs 115.00-117.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 74.00-79.50, High dress 80.00-88.50, Low dress 70.00-74.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 72.00-79.00, High dress 79.00-82.50, Low dress 67.00-72.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.00-78.00, High dress 78.00-83.50, Low dress 66.00-71.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-75.50, High dress 75.50-77.50, Low dress 55.00-68.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-1795 lbs 94.00-99.00, high dress 100.00-110.00, low dress 84.00-91.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold steady to firm with moderate demand. Heifers traded firm with good demand. Veal Carcass values have been the limiting factor in calf prices as it has trended lower the past few weeks. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 325.00-360.00/cwt this Thursday, with a weighted average value of 337.25/cwt (Hide-Off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 85-120 lbs 105.00-117.00; #2: 100-125 lbs 90.00-105.00, 85-95 lbs 85.00-100.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 70.00-85.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-75.00; UTILITY: 75-100 lbs 45.00-65.00, 60-70 lbs 35.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-110 lbs 110.00-150.00; #2: 80-95 lbs 70.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 75-110 lbs 40.00-70.00, 60-75 lbs 11.00-30.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-122 lbs 100.00-110.00, 85 lbs 97.00; #2: 85-103 lbs 92.00-105.00; #3: 109 lbs 62.00-70.00, 94-95 lbs 80.00-82.00, 73-83 lbs 40.00-60.00; UTILITY: 92-106 lbs 40.00-50.00, 74-83 lbs 17.00-35.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 104-113 lbs 180.00-210.00, 93 lbs 177.00, 85 lbs 135.00; #2: 91-103 lbs 150.00-167.00, 84 lbs 110.00, 73 lbs 60.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 74-98 lbs 40.00-60.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 106-128 lbs 107.00-110.00, 94-104 lbs 112.00-115.00, 90-92 lbs 102.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 98.00-99.00, 80-110 lbs 100.00-107.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 80.00, 90-98 lbs 90.00-103.00, 80-88 lbs 75.00-82.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 30.00-40.00, 60-88 lbs 15.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 85-115 lbs 125.00-175.00; #2: 90-105 lbs 60.00-120.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-70 lbs 15.00-30.00.

Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 786, Last week 525, Year ago 688. CALVES: 457, Last week 485, Year ago 363.

When compared to last week’s sharply higher market, slaughter cows sold 3.00 lower, but with very good demand on a more adequate supply. Bulls traded weak with good demand. Cattle supply included 219 slaughter steers and heifers, 402 cows, 135 bulls, and 30 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 83.00-88.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 72.00-76.50, High dress 77.00-80.50, Low dress 64.00-71.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, High dress 76.50-78.00, Low dress 66.00-70.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-72.00, High dress 74.00-77.00, Low dress 55.00-66.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-1795 lbs 94.00-99.00, high dress 100.00-110.00, low dress 84.00-91.00.

CALVES: Compared to two weeks ago, bull calves sold steady to 5.00 higher, with light calves weighing less than 100 lbs trading as much as 10.00 higher. Demand was good on a heavy supply. Heifers sold steady with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 85-120 lbs 105.00-117.00; #2: 100-125 lbs 90.00-105.00, 85-95 lbs 85.00-100.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 70.00-85.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-75.00; UTILITY: 75-100 lbs 45.00-65.00, 60-70 lbs 35.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-110 lbs 110.00-150.00; #2: 80-95 lbs 70.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 75-110 lbs 40.00-70.00, 60-75 lbs 11.00-30.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 282, Last week 217; CALVES: 132, Last week 126.

An attractive supply of slaughter cattle on offer for Monday`s sale. When compared to last week’s market, steers and heifers sold steady to 1.00 higher with good demand. A heavier run of slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 higher with very good demand. Cattle supply consisted of 119 steers, 26 heifers, 120 cows, 3 bulls and 14 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1345-1695 lbs 129.50-133.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1170-1640 lbs 125.00-128.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1375-1655 lbs 108.00-111.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1355-1700 lbs 102.00-106.50; SELECT 2-3: 1130-1420 lbs 97.50-101.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1225-1350 lbs 128.00-130.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1110-1360 lbs 123.50-126.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 79.00-84.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 73.50-78.00, High dress 78.00-83.00, Low dress 69.00-71.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 72.50-77.50, High dress 78.00-80.00, Low dress 68.50-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 70.00-75.00, High dress 75.00-78.50, Low dress 63.00-69.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold steady with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 97.00-112.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 80.00-100.00, 80-90 lbs 70.00-80.00; #3: 80-115 lbs 60.00-75.00; UTILITY: 70-115 lbs 40.00-60.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-354-2391.

NOTICE: NExt feeder cattle sale Jan. 11.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Jan. 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 452, Last week 159, Last year 410. CALVES: 651, Last week 279, Last year 568.

Compared to last week: No slaughter steers offered. Not enough Slaughter Holsteins for a market test. Demand moderate. Slaughter cows traded steady to 2.00 lower compared to last week on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 34 steers and heifers, 385 cows, 10 bulls, and 23 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: individual 1450 lbs 110.00; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1500 lbs 102.00-108.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 74.00-77.00, High dress 80.00-80.50, Low dress 70.50-73.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, High dress 79.00-82.50, Low dress 68.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, High dress 79.00-80.00, Low dress 68.00-73.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 69.00-75.50, High dress 77.00-77.50, Low dress 60.00-68.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1690-2100 lbs avg dress 89.00-89.50; Low Dress 1400-2390 lbs 82.00-85.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly firm on moderate demand. Heifers sold 5.00-10.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 508 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-122 lbs 100.00-110.00, 85 lbs 97.00; #2: 85-103 lbs 92.00-105.00; #3: 109 lbs 62.00-70.00, 94-95 lbs 80.00-82.00, 73-83 lbs 40.00-60.00; UTILITY: 92-106 lbs 40.00- 50.00, 74-83 lbs 17.00-35.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 104-113 lbs 180.00-210.00, 93 lbs 177.00, 85 lbs 135.00; #2: 91-103 lbs 150.00-167.00, 84 lbs 110.00, 73 lbs 60.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 74-98 lbs 40.00-60.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 648; Last Sale: 319; Last Year: 518.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold firm with good demand. A good supply dairy heifers for the monthly dairy heifer sale. Bred heifers sold firm for the Supreme and Approved heifers offered with the Medium and Common heifers slightly weaker with good demand. Wednesday’s supply included 111 fresh milking cows, 35 short-bred cows, 27 springing cows, 144 short-bred heifers, 197 springing heifers, 112 open heifers, and 22 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1700.00-2000.00; Approved: 1500.00-1600.00; Medium: 1275.00-1475.00; Common: 950.00-1250.00.

CULL COWS: 650.00-1050.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months bred) Supreme: 1550.00; Approved: 1350.00-1450.00; Medium: 1150.00-1300.00; Common: 825.00-1100.00.

BRED COWS: (4-6 months bred) Supreme: 1350.00; Approved: 1275.00; Medium: 1125.00; Common: 800-975.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months) Supreme: 1325.00-1500.00; Approved: 1175.00-1250.00; Medium: 1025.00-1125.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Approved: 950.00-1000.00; Medium: 750.00-850.00; Common: 650.00-700.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Approved: 1175.00-1300.00; Medium: 950.00-1050.00; Common: 775.00-900.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1450.00-1550.00; Approved: 1300.00-1425.00; Medium: 1100.00-1275.00; Common: 900.00-1075.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 475.00-550.00; Medium: 350.00-450.00; Common: 250.00-260.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 610.00-725.00; Medium: 425.00-535.00; Common: 350.00-375.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 810.00-875.00; Medium: 685.00-775.00; Common: 475.00-550.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Approved: 925.00-950.00; Medium: 850.00-875.00.

BULLS: 600-900 lbs 775.00-1000.00, 900-1200 lbs 1000.00-1200.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1100.00-1300.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 1419, Last week 1254, Last year 1023. CALVES: 639, Last week 905, Last year 541.

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 lower. Demand was good. Slaughter Holsteins 1.00-2.00 lower with moderate demand and a very light test. Slaughter heifers steady compared to a very light test last week. Buyer activity was good. Slaughter cows mostly 2.00-3.00 higher. Demand was good. Cattle supplies included 286 slaughter steers; 114 heifers; 778 cows; 65 bulls; and 11 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 128.00-132.00, few 133.00-133.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 124.00-127.50; SELECT 1-3: 1250-1650 lbs 118.00-122.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 109.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 103.00-107.00; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1600 lbs 95.00-102.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1550 lbs 123.00-129.50, individual 131.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1400 lbs 118.00-122.00; SELECT 1-3: 1100-1350 lbs 110.00-117.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.00-79.50, High dress 81.50-82.00, Low dress 70.00-75.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-82.00, Low dress 67.00-74.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-77.00, High dress 82.00-83.50, Low dress 67.00-73.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-73.00, High dress 73.50-75.50, Low dress 60.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1350-2150 lbs avg dress 86.50-94.50, high dress 101.00, low dress 76.00-84.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 5.00-10.00 higher compared to last week on good demand. Heifers sold mostly 20.00-30.00 higher on good demand compared to last week. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 424 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 106-128 lbs 107.00-110.00, 94-104 lbs 112.00-115.00, 90-92 lbs 102.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 98.00-99.00, 80-110 lbs 100.00-107.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 80.00, 90-98 lbs 90.00-103.00, 80-88 lbs 75.00-82.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 30.00-40.00, 60-88 lbs 15.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 85-115 lbs 125.00-175.00; #2: 90-105 lbs 60.00-120.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-70 lbs 15.00-30.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-354-2391. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 714; Two Week’s Ago: 998; Year Ago: 917.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold steady to 2.00 lower with good demand. Sows traded steady to 2.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 62.00-65.00, 300-400 lbs 66.50-68.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 59.00-61.00, 300-400 lbs 58.00-64.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 44.00-46.00, 500-700 lbs 51.00-53.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 15.00-17.50.

Source: USDA Agricultural Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

153 total head. Overall market steady. Prices per head.

Work: 350.00-800.00.

Driving: 250.00-2050.00.

Riding: 250.00-400.00.

Better Riding: 400.00-1325.00.

Registered Riding: 400.00-2100.00.

Ponies: 100.00-300.00.

Large Ponies: 200.00-300.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Jan. 7, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2260; Last Monday: 1745; Year Ago: 1250.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1601; Last Monday: 1919; Year Ago: 1601.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower on good demand. Slaughter ewes traded mostly 5.00-10.00 lower on good demand. Prices dropping this week as buyers get back to average inventories. Slaughter supply consisted of 75 percent lambs, 22 percent slaughter ewes, and 3 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights. Non-Traditional Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 60-80 lbs 180.00-198.00, 80-110 lbs 164.00-184.00, 110-125 lbs 162.00-164.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 50-60 lbs Fancy 207.00-237.00, 60-80 lbs Fancy 202.00-215.00, 80-100 lbs Fancy 188.00-196.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 50-70 lbs 146.00-152.00, 75 lbs 174.00, 80-110 lbs 142.00-166.00, 110-150 lbs 144.00-162.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 139 lbs 114.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-120 lbs 90.00-98.00, 120-175 lbs 80.00-96.00, 180-225 lbs 78.00-80.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 110-120 lbs 68.00-80.00, 120-175 lbs 64.00-74.00, 175-240 lbs 62.00-68.00; CULL 1-2: 120-140 lbs 52.00-60.00, 140-165 lbs 48.00-58.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 130-140 lbs 120.00-122.00, 160-175 lbs 80.00-92.00, 240-250 lbs 66.00-78.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold 10.00-20.00 higher with very good demand. Nanny goats sold 10.00-20.00 higher, while billies sold 20.00-25.00 lower. Slaughter supply consisted of 68 percent Slaughter Kids, 18 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 14 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 50-55 lbs 125.00-130.00, 70-110 lbs 164.00-182.00; SEL 2: 40-50 lbs 88.00-110.00, 60-70 lbs 152.00-156.00, 70-80 lbs 140.00-157.00, 90-110 lbs 128.00-150.00; SEL 3: 45 lbs 78.00, 50-55 lbs 67.00-72.00, 70 lbs 80.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 110-125 lbs 172.00-186.00, 135-150 lbs 175.00-190.00; SEL 2: 100-120 lbs 142.00-157.00, 135-150 lbs 150.00-174.00; SEL 3: 95-110 lbs 108.00-124.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 125-140 lbs 200.00-237.00, 155-175 lbs 252.00-264.00; SEL 2: 100-145 lbs 152.00-200.00, 150-165 lbs 206.00-245.00; SEL 3: 125-135 lbs 105.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS: SEL 1: 80-100 lbs 156.00-168.00, 100-150 lbs 177.00-205.00, 150-160 lbs 225.00-267.00.

Source: USDA Dept. of Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Jan. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Fluid cream and condensed skim prices in tanklot quantities: spot prices of class II cream, dollars per lb. Butterfat: F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast — 1.5717-1.7364.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices — 1.54-1.61. Northeast - Class III - spot prices — 1.55-1.63.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 57; LAST WK: In 0, Out 188; LAST YR: In 0, Out 70. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Manufacturing milk supplies remain fairly heavy in the Northeast and Mid- Atlantic regions, but are declining from levels reached over the holiday period. Unloading delays experienced over the past two weeks are no longer occurring, because Class I demand is strong as bottling plants are refilling pipelines and resuming full production schedules. Other dairy manufacturers are also in the process of resuming production schedules following their holiday shutdowns.

Milk production is picking up slowly with good component levels. Class I demand has come back stronger than expected in Florida with no one factor causing the increase, but some contacts have mentioned that stores are restocking heavier than last year, after the holidays. Weather has become a negative factor regarding milk production as highs in the mid 80’s and lows in the high 60’s are lowering cow comfort levels and milk production. Producers continue with supplemental hay feeding as many pastures are slow to regrow, due to dry conditions. The combination of strong Class I demand and a down turn in milk production resulted in only 57 spot loads being exported this week. Southeast milk supplies are nearly in balance with demand with very few loads being diverted to auxiliary manufacturing plants. Class I demand has returned to pre-holiday levels. Loads rejected due to high aflatoxin levels have declined, but are persistent in some areas and efforts continue to try to resolve the situation.

Cream supplies continue to be heavy, but are more manageable as more cream based manufacturers are resuming production following holiday shutdowns. Nearly all carryover supplies, stemming from the holiday period, were processed early this week. Demand for cream remains weak with a majority of the supply headed to churns. Declines in the butter market this week have softened demand even further as some buyers hold off purchases, expecting lower prices next week. The more manageable supplies have improved multiples this week with fewer loads being shipped to the Midwest at significant discounts. Multiples ranged from 105-116.

Condensed skim supplies remain fairly heavy with a majority of supplies going to Class IV production. Class II manufacturers are refilling their pipelines as they resume production following the holidays. Some spots sales of condensed skim were discounted in order to complete the sale. Thursday’s release of the Class and Component prices saw a decline in the Class III skim milk price, which resulted in a decline in the Class III nonfat solids price. The Class III nonfat solids price is a major factor in determining Class III condensed skim prices and as a result of the decline, Class III condensed skim prices have declined.

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Dairy Product Price Highlights
Washington, D. C.
Jan. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

BUTTER prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.53 per pound for the week ending January 5, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 2.3 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.75 per pound for the week ending January 5, 2013. The price per pound decreased 1.8 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.70 per pound, down 0.1 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 64.8 cents per pound for the week ending January 5, 2013. The US price per pound decreased 1.0 cent from the previous week.

NONFAT DRY MILK prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Grade A standards averaged $1.58 per pound for the week ending January 5, 2013. The US price per pound increased 5.7 cents from the previous week.

U.S. Dairy Products Update
Washington, D.C.
Jan. 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Total CHEESE OUTPUT (excluding cottage cheese) was 912 million pounds, 1.8 percent above November 2011 but 1.8 percent below October 2012.

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 383 million pounds, 0.5 percent below November 2011 and 1.2 percent below October 2012.

AMERICAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 362 million pounds, 3.8 percent above November 2011 but 2.1 percent below October 2012.

BUTTER PRODUCTION was 144 million pounds, 6.0 percent below November 2011 and 0.8 percent below October 2012.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with November 2011): Nonfat dry milk, human - 116 million pounds, down 3.8 percent. Skim milk powders - 44.7 million pounds, up 13.0 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with November 2011): Dry whey, total - 71.5 million pounds, down 7.8 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 80.5 million pounds, down 1.5 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 36.5 million pounds, down 0.8 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with November 2011): Ice cream, regular (hard) - 54.0 million gallons, up 1.9 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 25.0 million gallons, down 11.0 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 2.57 million gallons, down 1.8 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 3.45 million gallons, down 11.3 percent.

Released January 3, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
Jan. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Compared to four weeks ago: Overall trading this period was slow. Prices levels on all grains were mostly steady to weak. Demand from feed mills for spot delivery product was light as most of their needs have been filled. However, demand for second and third quarter delivery remains good, but sellers continue to be hesitant to commit at a prices. Majority of the movement remains to be contracted product, with very little spot negotiated product trading. Alfalfa hay in California Supreme grade $280.00; Good grade $265.00-275.00; Fair $240.00. Oregon Alfalfa large square Good/Premium $265.00.

Prices negotiated spot market, FOB the farm. Prices quoted $/bushel, except soybean meal ($/ton and FOB the mill) and roasted soybeans, $/ton. Hay reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Soybean oil, sunflowers, spelt, cents/lb.

ORGANIC CORN: Food Yellow: 15.00-15.75, 4 wks ago 16.54, Yr ago 12.55. Feed Yellow: 14.00-15.15, 4 wks ago 14.30, Yr ago 11.27.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: Food Grade: 4 wks ago 30.41. Feed Grade: 22.00-28.25, 4 wks ago 27.19, Yr ago 21.14. Meal: 1135.00, 4 wks ago 1160.00, Yr ago 900.00.

ORGANIC SOYBEAN OIL: Crude: 0.60.

ORGANIC OATS: Feed Grade: 6.75, 4 wks ago 6.30.

ORGANIC BARLEY: Feed Grade: 11.00, Yr ago 12.66.

ORGANIC WHEAT: Food Grade SRW: 16.00, 4 wks ago 14.50. Feed Grade SRW: 14.00-15.00. Feed Grade HRW: 12.00-12.50, 4 wks ago 14.10, Yr ago 8.98. Feed Grade Durum: 12.00-12.50.

ORGANIC RYE: Feed Grade: 4 wks ago 13.13.

ORGANIC FIELD PEAS: 4 wks ago 14.83.

Source: USDA Livestock and Grain Market News. Jodee Inman, 515-284-4460.

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