Market Reports for July 13, 2013

7/13/2013 1:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
July 12, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 123.00; Last week 122.25; Last year 113.85.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 108.75; Last week 108.25; Last year 106.55.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 120.40; Last week 121.75.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 75.95; Last week 80.10; Last year 79.60.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 74.10; Last week 77.10; Last year 76.20.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 95.65; Last week 94.90; Last year 100.25.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 77.25; Last week 72.25; Last year 74.50.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 163.75; Last week 169.00; Last year 118.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 100.50; Last week 126.85.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 198.50; Last week 160.50.

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
July 12, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 3098; Last week 2129; Last year 3632. CALVES: 2010; Last week 1658; Last year 1998.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold unevenly steady with moderate demand. The steer supply was notable heavier this week as cattle feeders begin to clean out the last of their cattle on feed for the season.

Steer trade in the Midwest was inactive as of Thursday with a wide discrepancy in bid and asking prices. Feeders are valuing their cattle at 121.00-122.00/cwt, while packers are currently offering 115.00-116.00/cwt.

The box beef market deteriorated after the holiday and was quoted Thursday at 192.72/cwt (Choice Cutout) about 5.00/cwt lower than its last trading day before the 4th of July Holiday. The Choice/Select spread was quoted at 8.01, reflecting lower demand for higher valued steaks. The cutout is yet to set in its seasonal lows but will be searching for a bottom in the coming weeks as we enter the dog days of summer with heat and humidity in the long-term forecast for the northeast.

Slaughter cow markets across the Lancaster region trended mostly 2.00-3.00 lower with lighter demand.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1210-1605 lbs 122.00-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1635 lbs 120.00-126.50; SELECT 2-3: 1245-1430 lbs 114.00- 120.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1650 lbs 108.00-112.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1290-1650 lbs 105.00-108.50; SELECT 1-3: 1175-1650 lbs 100.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1150-1400 lbs 120.00-123.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1140-1505 lbs 118.00-123.00; SELECT 2-3: 1150-1375 lbs 109.00-115.00.

MONDAY: SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.50-78.50, High dress 82.00-84.00, Low dress 68.00-71.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, High dress 77.00-80.50, Low dress 68.00-70.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.00-74.00, High dress 75.00-78.00, Low dress 62.00-67.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-71.00, High dress 73.50-77.00, Low dress 58.00-64.00.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY: SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 71.00-74.00, High dress 75.50-81.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-82.00, High dress 82.00-86.50, Low dress 67.00-75.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 72.00-80.50, High dress 80.50-83.00, Low dress 68.00-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 67.00-75.50, High dress 75.50-77.00, Low dress 58.00-67.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 945-2315 lbs 95.00-101.00, high dress 104.00-114.00, very high dress 115.00-124.00, low dress 86.00-94.50.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold sharply lower. Monday's sale was quoted 5.00 lower but the market quickly declined trading 20.00-40.00 lower on Tuesday and 50.00-60.00 lower on Thursday. Demand was very light with limited buyer interested. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 330.00-355.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 338.09/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 125.00-140.00, 80-90 lbs 85.00-100.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 105.00-125.00, 80-90 lbs 65.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 50.00-100.00, 75-90 lbs 35.00-55.00; UTILITY: 70-115 lbs 20.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-115 lbs 80.00-110.00; #2: 75-105 lbs 40.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 65-95 lbs 12.00-30.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 112-122 lbs 110.00-115.00, 90-104 lbs 102.00-109.00; #2: 84-114 lbs 92.00-101.00; #3: 83-108 lbs 65.00-80.00, 74 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 73-104 lbs 15.00-47.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-112 lbs 120.00-125.00, 85 lbs 110.00; #2: 83-92 lbs 85.00-115.00, 73 lbs 40.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 83-93 lbs 30.00-35.00, 63-73 lbs 12.00-20.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 90-128 lbs 77.00-87.00, 86-88 lbs 60.00; #2: 88-92 lbs 60.00-70.00, 88-86 lbs 50.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 40.00-55.00, 72-78 lbs 22.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 27.00-37.00, 60-78 lbs 14.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 85.00-105.00; #2: 75-110 lbs 40.00-75.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-90 lbs 12.00-40.00.

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

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
July 5, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3098; Last week 3168; Last year 3090. CALVES: This week 2710; Last week 2843; Last year 3249. HOGS: This week 1483; Last week 1454; Last year 1288. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week 373; Last year 341. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1829; Last week 2872; Last year 1798. GOATS: This week 1496; Last week 2673; Last year 1628.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s market, slaughter steers sold mostly steady. Slaughter holsteins sold mostly steady to firm and slaughter heifers sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold mostly firm and slaughter bulls sold mostly 3.00 to 5.00 higher.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 15.00 lower and slaughter bulls sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 4.00 to 6.00 higher and holstein heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 higher.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady on lighter pigs and 4.00 to 5.00 higher on 300-400 lb pigs. Sows sold mostly 2.oo to 3.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes sold steady to 10.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kids sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 836; Last week 834; Last year 625. CALVES: 485; Last week 444; Last year 435.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold sharply lower, from 6.00-7.00 lower. Demand was light. Bulls traded 1.00-2.00 higher, promoted by ethnic demand for the Ramadan Holiday. Slaughter supply included 207 slaughter steers, 108 heifers, 325 cows, 166 bulls, and 25 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.50-78.50, High dress 82.00-84.00, Low dress 68.00-71.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, High dress 77.00-80.50, Low dress 68.00-70.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.00-74.00, High dress 75.00-78.00, Low dress 62.00-67.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-71.00, High dress 73.50-77.00, Low dress 58.00-64.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 945-2315 lbs 97.00-101.00, high dress 104.00-114.00, very high dress 115.00-124.00, low dress 86.00-93.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last Monday’s sale, bull calves sold mostly 5.00 lower with moderate demand. Heifers traded steady to firm with light demand. All prices per cwt, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 125.00-140.00, 80-90 lbs 85.00-100.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 105.00-125.00, 80-90 lbs 65.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 50.00-100.00, 75-90 lbs 35.00-55.00; UTILITY: 70-115 lbs 20.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-115 lbs 80.00-110.00; #2: 75-105 lbs 40.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 65-95 lbs 12.00-30.00.

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.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 215, Last week 277. CALVES: 165, Last week 124.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold 2.00 higher with good demand. Cows traded 4.00-5.00 lower with light demand. Cattle supply consisted of 86 steers, 21 heifers, 103 cows, 5 bulls, and 00 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1210-1605 lbs 125.50-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1265-1635 lbs 123.50-126.50, low dress 119.00-122.00; SELECT 2-3: 1245-1430 lbs 119.50-123.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1140-1505 lbs 119.00-123.00, low dress 116.00-118.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-76.00, High dress 77.00-78.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-75.00, High dress 78.00-79.50, Low dress 66.00-70.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.00-73.50, Low dress 64.00-71.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.50-72.00, Low dress 62.00-77.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1020-1950 lbs 94.00-98.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold 10.00-15.00 lower with light demand. All prices per cwt, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

HOLSTEIN BULLS: #1: 95-120 lbs 112.00-125.00, 80-90 lbs 90.00-100.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 100.00-115.00, 80-90 lbs 85.00-95.00; #3: 90-120 lbs 80.00-100.00, 70-90 lbs 75.00-85.00; UTILITY: 75-100 lbs 30.00-60.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
July 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 405, Last week 435, Last year 431. CALVES: 667, Last week 671, Last year 734.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein Steers mostly steady. Demand moderate. Slaughter cows 2.00-3.00 lower on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 54 steers and heifers, 338 cows, 7 bulls, and 6 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1600 lbs 108.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 105.00-107.50; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 101.00-103.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 71.00-74.00, High dress 75.50-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-80.50, High dress 82.00-86.50, Low dress 67.00-75.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 72.00-76.50, High dress 77.50-80.00, Low dress 68.00-71.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 67.00-71.00, High dress 72.50-74.00, Low dress 58.00-63.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 975-2070 lbs avg dress 83.00-98.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 20.00-40.00 lower on moderate demand. Heifer calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 533 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 112-122 lbs 110.00-115.00, 90-104 lbs 102.00-109.00; #2: 84-114 lbs 92.00-101.00; #3: 83-108 lbs 65.00-80.00, 74 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 73-104 lbs 15.00-47.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-112 lbs 120.00-125.00, 85 lbs 110.00; #2: 83-92 lbs 85.00-115.00, 73 lbs 40.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 83-93 lbs 30.00-35.00, 63-73 lbs 12.00-20.00.

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.
July 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 372, Last week 970, Last year 751. CALVES: 419, Last week 601, Last year 704.

A light supply of slaughter steers on offer due to the 4th of July Holiday falling on a Thursday. Steers sold 2.00-3.00 higher from last week driven by very light supplies. Demand was moderate. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower with moderate demand. Buyers were not as aggressive due to the holiday shorten kill week. Cattle supplies included 76 slaughter steers; 41 heifers; 220 cows; 25 bulls; and 10 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1485-1595 lbs 125.50-127.25; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1640 lbs 124.00-126.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1290-1595 lbs 106.50-109.00; SELECT 1-3: 1175-1785 lbs 101.00-103.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1180-1430 lbs 122.00-125.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 82.00-85.00, High dress 88.00-88.50, Low dress 76.00-79.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-82.00, High dress 83.00-86.50, Low dress 68.00-73.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 81.00-83.50, Low dress 68.50-74.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, High dress 76.50-78.00, Low dress 63.00-71.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 910-1765 lbs 97.00-104.00, high dress 106.00-109.00, low dress 89.00-96.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold steady to 5.00 higher with moderate demand. Holstein heifer calves sold 20.00-30.00 higher with good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 278 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-118 lbs 140.00-145.00; #2: 98-128 lbs 127.00-137.00, 88-96 lbs 110.00-120.00, 80-86 lbs 97.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 85.00-100.00, 80-98 lbs 105.00-117.00, 70-72 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 42.00-47.00, 60-78 lbs 15.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 75-120 lbs 120.00-145.00; #2: 80-905 lbs 90.00-120.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-90 lbs 20.00-50.00, 50-65 lbs 11.00-20.00.

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

July 11, 2013

CATTLE: 1090, Last week 372, Last year 1129. CALVES: 693, Last week 419, Last year 709.

A very good supply of slaughter steers on offer this week. Steers sold 1.00-2.00 lower compared to last week's light supplie. Demand was moderate. Slaughter Holstein steers firm compared to a light test last week. Slaughter cows sold steady with moderate demand. Cattle supplies included 520 slaughter steers; 89 heifers; 401 cows; 44 bulls; and 36 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1485-1595 lbs 122.00-125.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1640 lbs 120.00-122.00; SELECT 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 114.00-119.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1650 lbs 109.00-112.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1290-1595 lbs 105.50-108.50; SELECT 1-3: 1175-1785 lbs 100.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1150-1400 lbs 120.00-123.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1180-1430 lbs 116.00-119.50; SELECT 2-3: 1150-1375 lbs 109.00-115.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 81.50, High dress 86.00, Low dress 71.50-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-82.00, High dress 84.00-86.00, Low dress 70.00-76.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.50, High dress 81.00-83.00, Low dress 70.00-75.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 70.00-75.50, High dress 76.00-77.00, Low dress 62.00-69.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 825-2060 lbs 95.00-99.00, high dress 102.50-108.50, low dress 88.00-94.50.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold 50.00-60.00 lower with very light demand and very limited buyer interest. Holstein heifer calves sold 20.00-30.00 lower with very light demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 516 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 90-128 lbs 77.00-87.00, 86-88 lbs 60.00; #2: 88-92 lbs 60.00-70.00, 88-86 lbs 50.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 40.00-55.00, 72-78 lbs 22.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 27.00-37.00, 60-78 lbs 14.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 85.00-105.00; #2: 75-110 lbs 40.00-75.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-90 lbs 12.00-40.00.

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

Greencastle Monthly Feeder Cattle Sale
Greencastle, Pa.
July 5, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 299; Last Sale: 380.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 350-450 lbs 120.00-127.50, 450-500 lbs 132.50-135.00, 500-550 lbs 135.00-137.00 one 147.50, 550-600 lbs 124.00-135.00, 600-650 lbs 139.00-142.00, 650-750 lbs 129.00-130.00, 750-800 lbs 124.00-124.00, 850-900 lbs 125.00-129.00; MED/LGE 2: 550-600 lbs 120.00-124.00, 600-650 lbs 130.00-132.50, 650-750 lbs 130.00-133.00, 800-850 lbs 124.00-124.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 80.00-92.50, 600-650 lbs 72.50-89.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-350 lbs 134.00-134.00, 400-450 lbs 127.50-140.00, 450-500 lbs 117.50-125.00, 500-550 lbs 129.00-130.00, 550-600 lbs 127.00-127.00, 600-650 lbs 132.50-132.50, 650-750 lbs 119.00-125.00, 750-800 lbs 125.00-125.00, 800-850 lbs 115.00-118.00; MED/LGE 2: 350-400 lbs 112.50-112.50, 450-500 lbs 102.00-112.50, 500-550 lbs 97.50-105.00, 650-700 lbs 100.00-116.00, 700-750 lbs 107.50-113.00, 750-850 lbs 117.00-118.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 350-450 lbs 125.00-135.00, 550-600 lbs 142.50-147.50, 700-800 lbs 110.00-117.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-450 lbs 120.00-120.00, 500-550 lbs 122.50-125.00, 550-600 lbs 115.00-124.00, 600-700 lbs 97.50-105.00, 700-800 lbs 92.50-99.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-450 lbs 74.00-80.00, 550-650 lbs 79.00-85.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Aug. 2 at 7:15 p.m.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Jun 27-Jul 03, 2013. Sales at Lynchburg and Springlake. Feeder Cattle: 870 (Steers 332; Heifers 332; Bulls 206).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 18 head, 400-500 lbs 144.00-150.00; 55 head, 500-600 lbs 136.00-146.50; 64 head, 600-700 lbs 132.00-136.75; 46 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00-131.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 162.00; 40 head, 400-500 lbs 139.50-153.00; 45 head, 500-600 lbs 143.00-147.00; 16 head, 600-700 lbs 141.75; 11 head, 700-800 lbs 122.75. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 400-500 lbs 139.00-146.00; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 135.50-144.00; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 124.50-133.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 21 head, 400-500 lbs 126.00-149.00; 29 head, 500-600 lbs 129.00-136.00; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-125.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 10 head, 500-600 lbs 133.25. MED/LGE 2: 11 head, 300-400 lbs 145.00; 65 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-157.50; 10 head, 500-600 lbs 129.00-137.25; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 124.50-128.00. MED/LGE 3: 14 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-139.75; 13 head, 500-600 lbs 125.00-132.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 18 head, 400-500 lbs 127.00-135.00; 39 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-131.00; 20 head, 600-700 lbs 117.00-123.50. MED/LGE 2: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 133.00-139.75; 61 head, 400-500 lbs 123.00-130.75; 55 head, 500-600 lbs 126.50-131.75; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-123.75; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-119.75. MED/LGE 3: 12 head, 300-400 lbs 125.00-135.00; 36 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-132.25; 22 head, 500-600 lbs 118.50-129.75; 5 head, 600-700 lbs 115.00.

Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. USDA-VA Market News, Richmond, VA. 804.786-3947.

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt. State Graded Weighted Average for Mon Jul 08, 2013.

Feeder Cattle: 870 (Steers 317; Heifers 384; Bulls 169).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 167.00; 13 head, 400-500 lbs 141.00-154.25; 53 head, 500-600 lbs 145.75-150.25; 59 head, 600-700 lbs 137.50-138.00; 23 head, 700-800 lbs 125.50-128.00. MED/LGE 2: 34 head, 400-500 lbs 156.75; 54 head, 500-600 lbs 143.50-151.50; 24 head, 600-700 lbs 136.50-142.25; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 125.50-127.75. MED/LGE 3: 8 head, 400-500 lbs 147.00-149.50; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 140.00-149.00; 4 head, 600-700 lbs 137.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 154.50; 28 head, 400-500 lbs 129.00-133.00; 43 head, 500-600 lbs 130.50-132.50; 31 head, 600-700 lbs 126.75. MED/LGE 2: 22 head, 300-400 lbs 149.00-160.00; 66 head, 400-500 lbs 132.25-133.75; 67 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-133.50; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 124.00-126.75; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 118.50. MED/LGE 3: 12 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00; 34 head, 400-500 lbs 125.50-132.25; 24 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-134.25; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 114.50-117.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 36 head, 400-500 lbs 147.50-157.00; 19 head, 500-600 lbs 132.00-141.00; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 130.50. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 170.50; 57 head, 400-500 lbs 125.00-156.50; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 132.00-145.00; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 132.50.

Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. USDA-VA Market News, Richmond, VA. 804.786-3947.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1202; Last Week: 1372; Year Ago: 949.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 5.00-6.00 higher on the 220-300 lbs weight break and 1.00-3.00 higher on the 300-400 lbs hogs. Several small volume buyers pushed small lot consignments to the high end of the price spreads, while large volume lots sold modestly at the median to lower end of the spreads. Demand was good overall. Sows traded mostly steady to 1.00 higher with very good demand. Boars sold sharply higher on a very light test. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 76.00-81.50, 300-400 lbs 73.00-77.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 73.00-76.00, 300-400 lbs 67.00-69.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 63.50-67.00, 500-700 lbs 67.00-70.00.

BOARS: Few 300-700 lbs 34.00-30.00.

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

New Holland Feeder Pig Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 111; Last sale: 341.

When compared to the most recent sale 2 weeks ago, feeder pigs sold mostly 20.00 higher promoted by light supplies. Buyer attendance was very good and allowed for very good demand. All feeder pigs are sold per cwt.

US 1: 24 head, 20-40 lbs 170.00-180.00; 20 head, 40-50 lbs 150.00-170.00; 7 head, 60-80 lbs 150.00-175.00.

US 2: 43 head, 20-30 lbs 170.00-210.00; 5 head, 30-40 lbs 170.00-180.00.

NOTE: Next feeder pig sale July 17.

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

Smoker Graded Goat & Sheep Auction
Parkesburg, Pa.
July 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SHEEP: 390, Last sale 284. GOATS: 338, Last sale 334.

When compared to the most recent sale two weeks ago, slaughter lambs sold 20.00-30.00 higher with good demand. Ewes traded steady. Slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher with good demand. Nannies traded steady to firm; billies mostly 5.00 higher. All goats are USDA graded and are co- mingled according to age, weight, sex, and selection grade. All sheep and goats are sold per cwt in their in-weights.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED & SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 2 head, 40-50 lbs 215.00; 16 head, 50-60 lbs 185.00-202.00; 5 head, 60-70 lbs 160.00-168.00; 32 head, 70-80 lbs 150.00-168.00; 19 head, 90-110 lbs 140.00-150.00. CHOICE 2-3: 12 head, 40-50 lbs 140.00-162.00; 12 head, 50-60 lbs 156.00-164.00; 42 head, 60-70 lbs 130.00-142.00; 54 head, 70-80 lbs 125.00-140.00; 33 head, 80-90 lbs 130.00-140.00; 73 head, 90-110 lbs 135.00-140.00; 3 head, 110-130 lbs 125.00-135.00. GOOD/CHOICE 1-2: 6 head, 50-60 lbs 135.00; 5 head, 70-80 lbs 110.00; 4 head, 80-90 lbs 125.00; 6 head, 90-110 lbs 90.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 14 head, 120-160 lbs 50.00-68.00; 7 head, 160-200 lbs 70.00; 11 head, 200-300 lbs 34.00-35.00. UTILITY 1-2: 8 head, 120-160 lbs 40.00-46.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 1 head, 120-160 lbs 54.00; 1 head, 200-300 lbs 35.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 22 head, 50-60 lbs 210.00; 2 head, 60-70 lbs 234.00. SEL 2: 5 head, 30-40 lbs 186.00; 23 head, 40-50 lbs 202.00-218.00; 74 head, 50-60 lbs 200.00-225.00. SEL 3: 2 head, 20-30 lbs 162.00; 27 head, 30-40 lbs 165.00-166.00; 14 head, 40-50 lbs 170.00; 49 head, 50-60 lbs 175.00-194.00; 2 head, 70-80 lbs 170.00.

SLAUGHTER YEARLINGS: SEL 2: 4 head, 90-100 lbs 120.00-125.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES SEL 1: 2 head, 130-180 lbs 80.00-82.00. SEL 2: 6 head, 50-80 lbs 100.00; 14 head, 80-130 lbs 110.00-122.00; 2 head, 130-180 lbs 80.00. SEL 3: 11 head, 50-80 lbs 100.00; 49 head, 80-130 lbs 100.00-107.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 1 head, 100-150 lbs 134.00; 3 head, 150-250 lbs 115.00. SEL 2: 2 head, 150-250 lbs 110.00. SEL 3: 9 head, 100-150 lbs 115.00-136.00.

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

Note: Next graded goat sale July 19.

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 825.00-1300.00.

Driving: 150.00-725.00.

Riding: 250.00-525.00.

Better Riding: 600.00-2300.00.

Registered Riding: 900.00-1350.00.

Ponies: 125.00-525.00.

Large Ponies: 425.00-1650.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 8, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1519; Last Monday: 1636; Year Ago: 2215.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1455; Last Monday: 1374; Year Ago: 1614.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher on good quality lambs. Slaughter ewes traded 10.00-20.00 higher. Demand was very good for all classes on the shorter supply. Slaughter supply consisted of 68 percent lambs, 30 percent slaughter ewes, and 2 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: 40-60 lbs 198.00-214.00, hair sheep 187.00-207.00, 60-80 lbs 195.00-208.00, hair sheep 182.00-185.00, 80-90 lbs 180.00-198.00, hair sheep 156.00-162.00, 90-120 lbs 167.00-190.00, 120-150 lbs 160.00-174.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 40-60 lbs 220.00-240.00, hair sheep 202.00-207.00, 60-80 lbs 202.00-240.00, hair sheep 200.00-245.00, 80-90 lbs 200.00-208.00, hair sheep 180.00-192.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 188.00-198.00, 60-80 lbs 175.00-188.00, 80-100 lbs 150.00-180.00, 100-125 lbs 130.00-142.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 90-160 lbs 56.00-86.00, hair sheep 76.00-86.00, 160-200 lbs 72.00-92.00, 220 lbs 68.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 120-160 lbs 48.00-64.00, hair sheep 50.00-54.00, 160-200 lbs 42.00-58.00, 205 lbs 54.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 110-120 lbs 90.00-94.00, 180-220 lbs 78.00-82.00, 200-235 lbs 64.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly firm. Slaughter billies sold 10.00-20.00 higher on a very light test. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 75 percent Slaughter Kids, 17 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 8 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 162.00-170.00, 60-80 lbs 158.00-192.00, 80-100 lbs 165.00-177.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 135.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs 124.00-150.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 68.00-110.00, 60-80 lbs 97.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 100-125 lbs 122.00-130.00, 125-150 lbs 132.00-152.00; SEL 2: 70-80 lbs 117.00-122.00, 110-120 lbs 126.00-130.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 77.00-82.00, 80-100 lbs 78.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 175 lbs 265.00; SEL 2: 120-150 lbs 168.00-188.00; SEL 3: 85 lbs 162.00, 110-125 lbs 122.00-194.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 50-80 lbs 152.00-172.00, 100-225 lbs 300.00-324.00; SEL 2: 50-100 lbs 125.00-150.00, 100-150 lbs 215.00-270.00.

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

Riverton, W. VA, Lambs & Goats
Charleston, W. Va.
July 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Sheep prices per lb. Goat prices per head. Riverton Livestock Sale, Riverton, WV.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (128 head) SPRING: 105-130 lbs 1.22, 85-105 lbs 1.22.

FEEDER LAMBS: (37 head) SPRING: 70-85 lbs 1.22, 45-55 lbs 1.15.

SLAUGHTER EWES: (13 head) THIN: 27.00; FLESH: 32.00-38.00.

Goats: 15 head.

KIDS: Sel 1: 40-60 lbs 79.00, 60-80 lbs 113.00.; Sel 2: 20- lbs 15.00, 40-60 lbs 57.00.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Dave Hevener, 304.358.7253.

Winchester, VA, Lamb & Goat Sale
Richmond, Va.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Electronic Sale for Mon Jul 08, 2013.

Sheep: 116 head (Slaughter Lambs 99; Slaughter Ewes 17). Sold per hundredweight.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED: CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 130-160 lbs 110.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-2: 60-90 lbs 75.00; SPRING, WOOLED: CHOICE/PRIME 1-2: 60-80 lbs 120.00-125.00, 80-110 lbs 120.00-127.00, 110-125 lbs 115.00-120.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 30-60 lbs 120.00-132.50.

SLAUGHTER EWES: CHOICE 2-4: 29.00; GOOD 2-4: 32.00; UTILITY 1-3: 32.00-44.00; CULL 1-2: 15.00.

Goats: 134 head.

KIDS: SEL 1-2: 20-40 lbs 140.00-180.00, 40-60 lbs 175.00-195.00, 60-80 lbs 132.50-185.00; SEL 3: 20-40 lbs 95.00, 40-60 lbs 135.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: SEL 1-2: 70-100 lbs 97.00, 100-150 lbs 92.00-161.00, 150-250 lbs 104.00-110.00.

SLAUGHTER DOES: SEL 1-2: 70-100 lbs 110.00-137.50, 100-150 lbs 70.00-120.00.

Source: Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. USDA-VA Market News, Richmond, VA. 804.786.3947.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 211; Last Sale: 309; Last Year: Holiday.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly 100.00- 200.00 lower on moderate demand. Very short supply of bred cows offered. Bred Holstein heifers sold 100.00- 200.00 higher on good demand compared to last week. Wednesday’s supply included 82 fresh milking cows, 6 short-bred cows, 7 springing cows, 37 short-bred heifers, 37 springing heifers, 19 open heifers, and 17 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1700.00-2050.00; Approved: 1400.00-1650.00; Medium: 1150.00-1375.00; Common: 800.00-1050.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months): Approved: 1150.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months): Approved: 1350.00.

CULL COWS: 550.00-1300.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Supreme: 1175.00-1225.00; Approved: 1100.00-1150.00; Medium: 775.00-975.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Supreme: 1250.00-1400.00; Approved: 1075.00-1200.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1550.00-1600.00; Approved: 1300.00-1425.00; Medium: 1050.00-1275.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 375.00-450.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 700.00-775.00; Medium: 450.00-475.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 835.00-900.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 700.00, 600-900 lbs 925.00-1050.00, 900-1200 lbs 1000.00-1200.00, 900-1200 lbs Jersey 1275.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1250.00-1425.00.

July 10, 2013

Receipts: 552; Last Sale: 211; Last Year: 809.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly 100.00- 200.00 lower on light demand. Very short supply of bred cows offered. Bred Holstein heifers sold firm on good demand compared to last week. Wednesday’s supply included 66 fresh milking cows, 6 short-bred cows, 21 springing cows, 156 short-bred heifers, 162 springing heifers, 101 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: 1575.00-1600.00; Approved: 1400.00-1550.00; Medium: 1100.00-1350.00; Common: 825.00-1075.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months) Approved: 1075.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months) Approved: 1100.00-1225.00.

CULL COWS: 475.00-1150.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Approved: 1075.00-1175.00; Medium: 900.00-1025.00; Common: 800.00-875.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months) Supreme: 1350.00-1375.00; Approved: 1200.00-1300.00; Medium: 1000.00-1175.00; Common: 875.00-975.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months) Supreme: 1500.00-1675.00; Approved: 1325.00-1475.00; Medium: 1075.00-1300.00; Common: 900.00-1050.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 400.00-450.00; Medium: 300.00-385.00; Common: 225.00-285.00. 600-900 LBS: Supreme: 785.00-850.00; Approved: 600.00-700.00; Medium: 500.00-585.00; Common: 350.00-435.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 800.00-875.00; Medium: 625.00-750.00; Common: 550.00-600.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Supreme: 1100.00-1200.00; Approved: 1025.00. Medium: 750.00-850.00

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 275.00-450.00, 600-900 lbs 600.00-725.00, 900-1200 lbs 825.00-950.00, Jersey 700.00-850.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1075.00-1275.00.

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

Dairy Product Price Highlights
Washington, D. C.
July 10, 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 $1.46 per pound for the week ending July 6, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 4.6 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.72 per pound for the week ending July 6, 2013. The price per pound decreased 2.5 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.71 per pound, down 7.2 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 58.2 cents per pound for the week ending July 6, 2013. The US price per pound increased 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 $1.71 per pound for the week ending July 6, 2013. The US price per pound increased 0.9 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
July 10, 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 1.9590-2.1398.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.63-1.73. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.46-1.56.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 70; LAST WK: In 0, Out 88; LAST YR: In 0, Out 120. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: LAST WK: In 0, Out 18.

It is “getting hot” in the Southeast. This has resulted in a lower level of dairy manufacturing because milk beyond what is needs for Class I, is less available. There is still a “little fallback” supply of milk, but less than last week. Milk shipments out of the region dropped to zero, down from 18 last week. Class I demand in Florida is normal for this time of year. Milk production is dropping but slower than expected. This is attributed to temperatures not having been as hot as normal. Temperatures are moving up this week so if that persists, expectations are for milk production to move lower and drying of cows to begin.

Last week New York was hot and humid, with many 90 degree readings in parts of Central and Eastern New York. Thus, New York milk production is showing signs of declining production volume. Pastures are rated 50 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. New England milk components are dropping and production is beginning to decline.

Following the long holiday weekend, more cream is going to ice cream and cream cheese production, less to butter. Cream cheese manufacturers have begun increased production aimed at filling fall orders. Reaching this time of summer coupled with hotter weather, have resulted in higher ice cream production. Cream multiples for all Classes moved higher this week and range 1.30-1.42.

According to NASS, ice Cream production in the Atlantic region for May totaled 15.1 million gallons, 1.6% more than April, but 0.7% less than May 2012. U.S. Yogurt production (plain and flavored) for May totaled 391.3 million pounds, up 3.5% from April and 6.4% more than May 2012. Cumulative 2013 production through May totaled 1,943.0 million pounds, 4.0% higher than through May 2012.

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Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
July 8, 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: 6.63 bu, 11.87 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.54 bu, 10.92 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 4.13 bu, 8.84 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.00 bu, 12.48 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 14.88 bu, 24.85 cwt.

EAR CORN: 161.67 to 8.08 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 191.25 ton, 9.56 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 196.25 ton, 9.81 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 153.00 ton, 7.65 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
July 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week cash bids; corn bids were down across the state with the basis falling about 25 cents but still remaining well over the September board price. Soybean markets have remained relatively steady in the eastern part of the state but have fluctuated in the central in western regions on light volumes. Pennsylvania is rated in the top 5 for crop condition along with Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. Over all the nations top corn and bean producing states are in great condition with USDA rating 68% of the corn crop in either good or excellent condition, up another percentage point from last week. This compares to 45% from last year’s drought stricken crop that degraded as the summer went along. Only 8% of the nation’s corn crop is in poor or very poor condition lead mostly by drought areas in western Kansas and Colorado. The silking phase began late last week in areas of southeast Pennsylvania. Across the nation about 6% of the crop has begun silking compared to 20% on the 5-yr average due to late planting. Over 95% of the beans have emerged in the 18 key production states, with the majority of the crop in good to excellent condition. New Crop corn and bean futures remain under pressure on a good prospective harvest, but old crop supplies continue to hold a firm undertone with the market needing to ration supply until harvest rolls around. Cash bids for corn across the major production and cattle feeding regions of the nation are as follows: the Texas Panhandle reported bids at 6.83-7.32/bu on Monday, Kansas from mostly 6.80-6.90/bu, Nebraska from mostly 6.58-6.78/bu, Colorado mostly 6.41-6.95/bu, and Iowa from mostly 6.50-6.85/bu. New crop contract bids are holding near the Chicago board price in most states. All grain and soybean prices are quoted per bushel delivered to the mill or elevator. Bases reflect last Friday’s CME close against Monday morning’s cash bids.

Us No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 6.6500-7.0300, dn 45-dn 47, 140u to 175u, dn 24-dn 26. CENTRAL: 6.5000-7.0000, dn 40-dn 60, 125u to 175u, dn 19-dn 39. WESTERN: 6.0600-6.5000, dn 39-dn 22, 80u to 125u, dn 18-dn 1.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.7000-7.0000, up 51-up 17, 10u to 40u, up 49-up 15. CENTRAL: 6.1000-7.0000, dn 80-dn 10, -50u to 40u, dn 82-dn 12. WESTERN: 6.0400-6.1100, up 12-up 3, -56u to -49u, up 10-unch.

Us No 3 Feed Barley: CENTRAL: 4.0000-4.5000, unch-up 50.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: 4.0000-4.3000, dn 30-dn 10, 40u to 70u, dn 24-dn 4. CENTRAL: 3.5500-4.2500, dn 10-up 45, -5u to 65u, dn 4-up 51. WESTERN: 4.0000, no comp, 40u, no comp.

US NO 2 SOYBEANS: EASTERN: 14.7200-15.3400, up 1-dn 2, 40q to 102q, unch-dn 3. CENTRAL: 14.4000-14.9700, up 10-up 17, 8q to 65q, up 9-up 16. WESTERN: 14.8600-14.9300, dn 27-dn 20, 54q to 61q, dn 28-dn 21.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 6.85; Wheat 6.83; Oats 4.15; Soybeans 15.08. CENTRAL: Corn 6.79; Wheat 6.72; Barley 4.13; Oats 3.84; Soybeans 14.66. WESTERN: Corn 6.26; Wheat 6.07; Oats 4.00; Soybeans 14.90.

Eastern Contracts: CORN: 5.1100-5.1200, up 1-dn 19, 20z to 21z, up 21-up 1. WHEAT: 6.7500-7.1200, no comp, 5z to 42z, no comp. SOYBEANS: 11.9300-12.1500, dn 19-up 3, -35x to -13x, up 5-up 27.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
July 8, 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 40.00-80.00 lower and straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 130.00-200.00. MIXED: 80.00-160.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-160.00. STRAW: 80.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 73 loads. Straw: 8 loads. ALFALFA: 120.00-320.00. MIXED: 125.00-420.00. TIMOTHY: 117.00-240.00. GRASS: 120.00-330.00. STRAW: 85.00-220.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 37 loads; Straw: 8 loads. ALFALFA: 125.00-180.00. MIXED: 40.00-200.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-175.00. GRASS: 50.00-265.00. STRAW: 120.00-180.00.

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

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
July 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Bi-Weekly Weighted Average Report for the Week 6/28/13 - 7/6/13.

Compared to two weeks ago national organic grain and feedstuff prices were mostly steady. Market activity was very slow. Trading was lackluster as farmers were enjoying a break after a long planting season. Corn crop conditions are all over the spectrum depending on which area, Upper Midwest reported poor to average; while Eastern Cornbelt and Southeast condition are good to mostly excellent. Corn this period was mostly 12.00-13.00/bushel on moderate demand. Soybean movement was slow at mostly steady prices and light to moderate demand and offerings. It is still too early to report on soybean crop condition as the majority of the crop was planted in the last few weeks, some planting still taking place in the southern Midwest states. Wheat harvest in the south is well underway with quality and yields coming in better than expected. Trading this period on wheat was all new crop spot prices, which were at a discount to old crop.

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: 12.25-14.25, 2 wks ago 13.80. FEED YELLOW: 11.25-14.00, 2 wks ago 12.57, Yr ago 15.86.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: FOOD GRADE: 29.50. FEED GRADE: 25.50-27.25, 2 wks ago 26.53, Yr ago 27.49. MEAL: 1100.00-1120.00, 2 wks ago 1110.00. ROASTED: 1392.00, 2 wks ago 1392.00. OIL: 2 wks ago 0.62.

ORGANIC OATS: FEED GRADE: 2 wks ago 6.58, Yr ago 5.29.

ORGANIC BARLEY: FEED GRADE: 11.00, 2 wks ago 11.50, Yr ago 10.00.

ORGANIC WHEAT: FEED GRADE HRS: 2 wks ago 15.50. FOOD GRADE SRW: New crop 13.75-14.50. FEED GRADE SRW: New crop 11.50, 2 wks ago 14.00. FOOD GRADE HRW: New crop 12.00-12.50, 2 wks ago 14.25. FEED GRADE HRW: 11.00, 2 wks ago 13.50, Yr ago 10.59.

ALFALFA: Premium Large Square 270.00. Good Large Square 200.00.

ALFALFA MEAL: 4.95.

FEED CORN: New Crop 12.25.

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

NOTE: For a complete listing, visit www.ams.usda.gov/LPSMarketNews

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 6/8: 294; Week ending 6/15: 343; Week ending 6/22: 401; Week ending 6/29: 214; 2012 to date: 54879; 2011 to date: 61611; Final 2011: 62576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 6/8: 2488; Week ending 6/15: 2802; Week ending 6/22: 1990; Week ending 6/29: 1510; 2012 to date: 194017; 2011 to date: 203812; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 6/8: 2782; Week ending 6/15: 3145; Week ending 6/22: 2391; Week ending 6/29: 1724; 2012 to date: 248896; 2011 to date: 265423; Final 2011: 272429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Warm, wet weather continues to blanket the District with sporadic, passing thunderstorms in the afternoons. Soil moisture levels are at adequate to surplus levels, which will benefit the orchards as the District goes into our hottest, driest months.

Apple Juice Concentrate Imports

PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period June 27 July 3, 2013. Acidity 1.0-2.2 percent weight/weight as malic acid, color 40-70 percent, brix minimum of 70.0, various containers (drums, bins, or bulk liquid packaging). Sales Ex Doc, excludes freight charges, all duties paid, containers included unless otherwise stated. Prices offered to importers per gallon basis in U.S. Dollars. China $8.00-8.50 mostly $8.25-8.40.

Shipping Point Trends

CHILE: Imports 210-91-301 Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as past two weeks. ... PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18 kilogram cartons tray pack Fuji 70-80s 32.00-34.00, 90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00, 110s 26.00-28.00, 120s 26.00-28.00, 125s 26.00-28.00; Granny Smith 70-110s 26.00-28.00; Royal Gala 70-90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00; Braeburn 70-90s 32.00-34.00, 100s 30.00-32.00; Pink Lady/Cripps Pink 70-90s 34.00-36.00, 100s 32.00-34.00. Quality good.

ARGENTINA: Imports 25-7 Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as past two weeks. PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18 kilogram cartons tray pack Royal Gala 70-90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00. Quality good.

NOTE: For a complete national report, visit marketnews.usda.gov/portal/fv, or call 559-487-5178.

Monthly Bison Carcass Report
Des Moines, Iowa
July 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

ACTUAL SLAUGHTER NUMBERS IN FEDERALLY INSPECTED PLANTS (not necessarily inspected) BISON: Week ending 6/01/13: 762; Week ending 6/08/13: 952; Week ending 6/15/13: 911; Week ending 6/22/13: 937; Total: 3,562.

CANADIAN LIVE BISON IMPORTS INTO U.S. FOR JUNE: Slaughter Male: 761; Slaughter Female: 586; Feeder Male: 153; Feeder Female: 112; Total: 1612.

BISON CARCASSES: Compared to May’s report: Prices for young bull and heifer carcasses were similar as both high and low prices remained constant. However, carcasses from aged bulls and cows worked higher as processors paid more for carcasses that would produce high quantities of grinding meats.

BISON MEAT: Compared to May’s report: Prices for middle meats began to move upward while prices for end meats started their seasonal decline. Prices for trim, grinds and patties were slightly lower for the month, as continued cool June temperatures dampened the grilling outlook.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. Nina Biensen, 515-284-4460.


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