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Market Reports for May 11, 2013

5/11/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
May 10, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 122.00; Last week 121.20; Last year 116.50.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 108.00; Last week 106.50; Last year 106.00.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 120.50; Last week 117.40; Last year 116.50.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 77.80; Last week 77.95; Last year 85.45.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 76.80; Last week 76.70; Last year 83.30.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 92.75; Last week 93.50; Last year 99.10.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 61.00; Last week 61.00; Last year 59.25.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 163.25; Last week 168.25; Last year 180.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 169.00; Last week 170.90.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 173.50; Last week 187.50.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
May 3, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3282; Last week 3457; Last year 3999. CALVES: This week 2111; Last week 1924; Last year 1885. HOGS: This week 1034; Last week 1365; Last year 1393. FEEDER PIGS: This week 440; Last week n/a; Last year 378. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 3170; Last week 3911; Last year 2118. GOATS: This week 1916; Last week 1665; Last year 2225.

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

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week's market, slaughter steers sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 8.00 to 15.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold mostly 10.oo to 15.00 higher.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower and holstein heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last week's sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher. Sows sold mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 40.00 to 50.00 higher. Slaughter ewes sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00 higher. Nanny goats sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly firm.

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2595; Last week 2172; Last year 3026. CALVES: 1220; Last week 1252; Last year 1115.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold 1.00-2.00 higher. Cattle and calf receipts were light towards the end of the week due to the Ascension Day Holiday.

Demand remained good throughout the week, with packers seeing a favorable upswing in the boxed beef market. Retailers appear to be short bought with the upcoming Mother's Day Holiday, which usually favors sales of middle meats; not to mention Memorial Day just around the corner.

Direct trades were light across the Midwest as of Thursday with a few trades being reported out of Texas and Kansas at 126.00/cwt Live.

The slaughter cow market in the southeastern Pennsylvania region advanced 1.00-2.00 higher this past week. Most of the gains were noted for lean and boning cows with fleshier type cows remaining steady. Light supplies promoted most of the advancement in the market this week, but there is still plenty of demand with anticipation of good beef sales for the upcoming Holidays.

Ironically this is the time of the year that the cow beef market sees the most strength, but a notable increase in cow slaughter and imported grinding beef has pulled the reins on 90%CL boneless beef values.

From mid to late March the price of 90%CL hovered around 220.00/cwt, but has since declined about 20.00/cwt closing at 200.29/cwt this Thursday. The increase in cow slaughter comes mostly from drought stressed areas in the southern plains were hay availability is limited as well as a large movement of cows coming south across the Canadian border.

Beef imports sourced from New Zealand and Australia have been significantly higher due to drought in many of their regions and a favorable currency exchange with the US market.

On the other had Choice steer and heifer beef has been doing quite well surpassing the old record of 201.98/cwt set back in October of 2003. Choice beef continued to rally this week and settled at 205.49/cwt on Thursday.

Trim Fat values (quoted as 50% Fresh Trimmings) have also increased throughout April and into May as it is needed to blend with the surplus of 90%CL mentioned earlier.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 124.00-128.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1205-1600 lbs 120.50-124.00; SELECT 2-3: 1125-1650 lbs 115.00- 121.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 109.00-114.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1385-1650 lbs 105.00-108.00; SELECT 2-3: 1400-1650 lbs 101.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1100-1550 lbs 122.00-124.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1380 lbs 118.00-121.50; SELECT 2-3: 1050-1400 lbs 115.00-118.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 77.00-81.50, High dress 81.50-88.00, Low dress 75.50-76.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-81.00, High dress 81.00-84.50, Low dress 71.50-76.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-80.00, High dress 80.00-85.50, Low dress 70.00-75.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-78.50, High dress 78.50-82.50, Low dress 66.00-72.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 950-1910 lbs 92.00-98.00, high dress 99.00-113.00, low dress 83.00-91.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 10.00 higher with moderate demand. Heifers were unevenly steady. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 330.00-350.70/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 334.69/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-125 lbs 195.00-220.00, 85-90 lbs 170.00-190.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 180.00-200.00, 85-90 lbs 150.00-170.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 130.00-150.00, 75-90 lbs 100.00-130.00; UTILITY: 75-85 lbs 85.00-90.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-95 lbs 140.00-160.00; #2: 65-115 lbs 120.00-140.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 80-90 lbs 85.00-100.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 112-122 lbs 152.00-165.00, 95-103 lbs 175.00-181.00, 90 lbs 150.00; #2: 95-114 lbs 159.00-175.00, 85-90 lbs 132.00-145.00; #3: 110 lbs 142.00, 95-108 lbs 152.00-1160.00, 83-84 lbs 120.00, 74 lbs 70.00; UTILITY: 80-107 lbs 75.00-82.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-111 lbs 135.00-145.00, 85 lbs 112.00; #2: 93 lbs 125.00, 75-84 lbs 70.00-87.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 73-83 lbs 65.00-75.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 110-128 lbs 147.00-159.00, 98-108 lbs 165.00-167.00, 90-92 lbs 122.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 144.00-153.00, 94-110 lbs 159.00-168.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-120.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 125.00-127.00, 90-98 lbs 105.00-117.00, 72-88 lbs 70.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 60.00-77.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 80-150 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 70-105 lbs 75.00-105.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-85 lbs 60.00-85.00.

Source: USDA 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.
May 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 779, Last week 682, Last year 597. CALVES: 296, Last week 259, Last year 227.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold mostly 1.00 higher with some additional firmness for lean cows. Demand was very good. Slaughter bulls sold firm with good demand. Cattle supply included 184 slaughter steers, 108 heifers, 239 cows, 181 bulls, and 67 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 77.00-81.50, High dress 84.00-88.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-81.00, High dress 81.50-82.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-83.50, Low dress 70.00-74.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, High dress 77.50-80.50, Low dress 67.00-71.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 950-1700 lbs 92.00-98.00, high dress 99.00-113.00, low dress 88.00-91.00.

CALVES: When compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein bull and heifer calves sold firm with good demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-125 lbs 195.00-220.00, 85-90 lbs 170.00-190.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 180.00-200.00, 85-90 lbs 150.00-170.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 130.00-150.00, 75-90 lbs 100.00-130.00; UTILITY: 75-85 lbs 85.00-90.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-95 lbs 140.00-160.00; #2: 65-115 lbs 120.00-140.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 80-90 lbs 85.00-100.00.

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.
May 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 241, Last week 236. CALVES: 60, Last week 69.

When compared to last Monday`s sale, slaughter steers sold 2.00 higher with moderate demand. Several attractive lots of solid Choice to Prime grading steers helped advance the market. Cows traded steady to firm on a light test. Slaughter supply consisted of 150 steers, 27 heifers, 59 cows, 3 bulls, and 2 feeder. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1260-1550 lbs 124.00-126.50, full 122.00-123.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1205-1545 lbs 120.50-124.00; SELECT 2-3: 1125-1465 lbs 117.00-121.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1385-1645 lbs 105.00-107.00; SELECT 2-3: 1540-1615 lbs 97.00-101.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1195-1550 lbs 122.50-123.00, full 117.00-120.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1150-1380 lbs 118.00-121.50; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1275 lbs 116.00-118.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.50-81.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.50-77.50, Low dress 69.50-73.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-75.00, High dress 79.00-80.00, Low dress 64.50-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 71.50-73.50, High dress 76.50-77.50, Low dress 65.00-70.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1880-1990 lbs 88.50-93.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 10.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 160.00-182.00; #2: 90-120 lbs 135.00-155.00; UTILITY: 75-95 lbs 60.00-80.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
May 7, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 228, Last week 348, Last year 281. CALVES: 537, Last week 496, Last year 404.

Compared to last week: Slaughter steers not tested this week. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 2.00 higher on good demand. Most movement in the lean cattle. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 12 steers and heifers, 204 cows, 3 bulls, and 9 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, avg dress 78.00-79.00, high dress 80.00-84.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 76.00-79.50, high dress 80.50-83.50, low dress 71.50-75.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 76.50-80.00, high dress 81.00-84.50, low dress 72.00-75.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 73.00-77.50, high dress 78.00-82.50, low dress 68.00-72.50/

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1025-2000 lbs avg dress 88.00-93.00, high dress 104.50, very low dress 80.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold firm on moderate demand. Heifer calves sold 10.00-20.00 lower on moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 414 head for Tuesday’s sale.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 112-122 lbs 152.00-165.00; 95-103 lbs 175.00-181.00, 90 lbs 150.00; #2: 95-114 lbs 159.00- 175.00, 85-90 lbs 132.00-145.00; #3: 110 lbs 142.00, 95-108 lbs 152.00-1160.00, 83-84 lbs 120.00, 74 lbs 70.00; UTILITY: 80-107 lbs 75.00-82.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-111 lbs 135.00-145.00, 85 lbs 112.00. #2: 93 lbs 125.00, 75-84 lbs 70.00-87.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 73-83 lbs 65.00-75.00.

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.
May 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 658; Last week 906; Last year 850. CALVES: 327; Last week 428; Last year 430.

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly steady to 1.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter Holsteins mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter heifers 1.00-2.00 higher than the last test two weeks ago. Slaughter cows sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Cattle supplies included 293 slaughter steers; 55 heifers; 247 cows; 42 bulls; and 21 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 124.00-128.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 120.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1250-1650 lbs 115.00- 119.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 109.00-114.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 106.00-108.00; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 101.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1350 lbs 122.00-124.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1300 lbs 118.00-121.00; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1400 lbs 110.00-115.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 77.00-80.50, High dress 82.50-85.50, Low dress 75.50-76.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.50-80.50, High dress 82.00-84.50, Low dress 72.50-76.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.00, High dress 83.00-85.50, Low dress 73.00-75.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.50, High dress 79.00-81.00, Low dress 66.00-74.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1185-1910 lbs avg dress 93.50-96.00, 1050-2075 lbs high dress 97.00-102.00, very high dress 110.00-124.50, 775-2000 lbs low dress 83.00-89.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull and heifer calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 329 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 110-128 lbs 147.00-159.00, 98-108 lbs 165.00-167.00, 90-92 lbs 122.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 144.00-153.00, 94-110 lbs 159.00-168.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-120.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 125.00-127.00, 90-98 lbs 105.00-117.00, 72-88 lbs 70.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 60.00-77.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 80-150 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 70-105 lbs 75.00-105.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-85 lbs 60.00-85.00.

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.
May 3, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 964; Last Sale: 1357.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 157.50-160.00, 500-600 lbs 141.00-152.50, 600-700 lbs 122.50-133.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00-117.00, 800-1000 lbs 116.00-121.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 140.00-157.50, 400-500 lbs 130.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 122.50-135.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-120.00, 700-900 lbs 112.50-113.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-500 lbs 85.00-91.00, few to 102.50; 500-600 lbs 87.50-90.00; 700-900 lbs 82.00-87.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 125.00-135.00; 500-700 lbs 115.00-123.00, few 125.00-128.00; 700-900 lbs 105.50-117.00. MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 112.00-121.00; 500-700 lbs 105.00-113.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 125.00-134.00, 500-600 lbs 114.00-121.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-113.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 112.00-125.00, 500-700 lbs 97.00-107.00, 700-900 lbs 89.00-97.50.

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

Note: Next feeder sale June 7 at 7:15 p.m.

Somerset, KY Feeder Cattle
Frankfort, Ky.
May 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1212; Last Week: 1250; Last Year: 994

Compared to last week: Steers were 4.00 to 6.00 lower; Heifers 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Demand moderate. Quality mostly average, today’s offerings not as attractive as last weeks. Lower Futures markets also attributed to downward pressure on prices.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 170.00-187.00, 400-500 lbs 149.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 140.00-150.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-136.50, 700-800 lbs 120.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 110.00-115.00, 900-1000 lbs 53 head 949 lbs mostly black 119.00; MED/LGE 2-3: 300-400 lbs 142.50-165.00, 400-500 lbs 132.50-145.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-138.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-123.00, 700-800 lbs 115.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 116.00-121.00, 400-500 lbs 109.00, 500-600 lbs 107.00, 600-700 lbs 105.00-107.90.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 200-300 lbs 190.00, 300-400 lbs 150.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 137.00-156.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-137.00, 600-700 lbs 122.00-131.00, 700-800 lbs; MED/LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 164.00, 300-400 lbs 130.00-145.00, 400-500 lbs 123.00-136.00, 500-600 lbs 111.00-124.00, 600-700 lbs 111.00-119.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 200-300 lbs 160-172.00, 300-400 lbs 135.00-152.00, 400-500 lbs 127.50-141.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-140.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-126.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00, 900-1000 lbs 112.00; MED/LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 142.50, 300-400 lbs 120.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 115.00-126.00, 500-600 lbs 118.00-124.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-117.00, 700-800 lbs 100.00.

This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on that date.

Source: USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Service, Frankfort, KY. Alex Tolbert, 502-564-0290x238.

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Sale
Canandaigua, N.Y.
May 4, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated. The prices listed are the top of the market; Prices range down from this according to quality, condition, fill and vaccination.

BEEF STEERS: 301-500 lbs 70.00-156.00, 501-700 lbs 72.00-151.00, 701+ lbs 75.00-141.00.

BEEF HEIFERS: 301-500 lbs 60.00-146.00, 501-700 lbs 64.00-137.00, 701+ lbs 67.00-132.00.

BEEF BULLS: 301-500 lbs 60.00-141.00, 501-700 lbs 75.00-130.00, 701+ lbs 86.00-118.00.

HOLSTEINS: 301-500 lbs 74.00-88.00, 501-700 lbs 68.00-87.00, 701+ lbs 62.00-84.00.

BRED REPLACEMENTS (ea): 450.00-1370.00.

FAMILIES (ea): 925.00-1430.00.

SPECIAL TROWBRIDGE BULL SALE (ea): 53 bulls, 2300.00-6800.00.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
May 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1342; Last Week: 910; Year Ago: 940.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00 lower with moderate demand. Sows traded firm on a light test. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 60.00-64.00, 300-400 lbs 58.00-61.50; 45-49% LEAN: 300-400 lbs 54.00-58.00; 40-45% LEAN: 300-400 lbs 44.50-50.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 45.00-48.00, 500-700 lbs 52.00-52.50.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 16.00-16.50.

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.
May 6, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 300.00-1100.00.

Driving: 250.00-600.00.

Riding: 400.00-460.00.

Better Riding: 625.00-1675.00.

Registered Riding: 500.00-1100.00.

Ponies: 150.00-600.00.

Large Ponies: 350.00-400.00.

Colts: 60.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
May 6, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2291; Last Monday: 2989; Year Ago: 2523.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1374; Last Monday: 1842; Year Ago: 1982.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady to 10.00 higher compared to last week. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 82 percent lambs, 13 percent slaughter ewes, and 5 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 190.00-212.00, hair sheep 157.00-175.00, 60-80 lbs 168.00-190.00, hair sheep 170.00-177.00, 80-90 lbs 162.00-174.00, 90-110 lbs 154.00-174.00, 110-120 lbs 176.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 162.00-176.00, hair sheep 140.00-155.00, 60-80 lbs 144.00-164.00, hair sheep 150.00-168.00, 80-90 lbs 144.00-154.00, 90-110 lbs 138.00-158.00, 110-130 lbs 138.00-154.00, 130-150 lbs 148.00-150.00, 150-180 lbs 140.00-154.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 40-60 lbs 125.00-140.00, 60-80 lbs 137.00-140.00, 80-90 lbs 132.00-144.00, 90-110 lbs 110.00-130.00, 110-130 lbs 120.00-125.00, 130-150 lbs 140.00-142.00, 150-180 lbs 124.00-130.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-110 lbs hair sheep 66.00-76.00, 130-160 lbs 56.00-82.00, hair sheep 56.00-72.00, 160-180 lbs 54.00-66.00, 200-250 lbs 54.00-78.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 120-160 lbs 36.00-50.00, 150-160 lbs hair sheep 48.00-52.00, 160-200 lbs 38.00-50.00; CULL 1-2: Thin Flesh 140-160 lbs 25.00-34.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 140-160 lbs 64.00-110.00, 160-180 lbs 68.00-97.00, hair sheep 66.00-70.00, 200-230 lbs 58.00-66.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Nanny goats sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower compared to last week. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 64 percent Slaughter Kids, 30 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 16 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 130.00-155.00, 60-80 lbs 142.00-160.00, 80-90 lbs 137.00-182.00, 90-110 lbs 132.00-147.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 100.00-120.00, 60-80 lbs 112.00-132.00, 80-110 lbs 100.00-130.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 56.00-88.00, 60-80 lbs 80.00-108.00, 80-110 lbs 78.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 100-125 lbs 120.00-137.00, 130-150 lbs 138.00-168.00; SEL 2: 80-110 lbs 102.00-117.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 80.00-90.00, 90-100 lbs 52.00-82.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 120-150 lbs 197.00-205.00, 150-180 lbs 166.00-250.00; SEL 2: 125-150 lbs 112.00-157.00; SEL 3: 125-150 lbs 95.00-110.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 80-110 lbs 160.00-197.00, 110-150 lbs 210.00-230.00, 150-180 lbs 240.00-265.00; SEL 2: 80-110 lbs 132.00-154.00, 110-150 lbs 160.00-180.00.

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

Smoker Graded Goat & Sheep Auction
Parkesburg, Pa.
May 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SHEEP: 216, Last sale 1034. GOATS: 57, Last sale 244.

When compared to the heavy supply of sheep and goats for the Greek Easter Special a week ago, all classes of sheep and goats sold with a weaker undertone. Demand was light to moderate. 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: 4 head, 40-50 lbs 175.00-190.00; 21 head, 60-70 lbs 166.00-175.00; 9 head, 70-80 lbs 165.00; 6 head, 80-90 lbs 160.00-165.00; 17 head, 90-110 lbs 160.00-165.00. CHOICE 2-3: 27 head, 40-50 lbs 150.00; 37 head, 50-60 lbs 150.00-158.00; 15 head, 60-70 lbs 155.00; 22 head, 70-80 lbs 150.00; 3 head, 80-90 lbs 150.00; 19 head, 90-110 lbs 150.00-155.00; 13 head, 110-130 lbs 142.00-145.00; 5 head, 130-150 lbs 140.00-145.00; 6 head, 150-200 lbs 130.00-140.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 2 head, 120-160 lbs 60.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 4 head, 20-40 lbs 205.00; 3 head, 40-60 lbs 210.00-212.00; 2 head, 60-80 lbs 212.00; 1 head, 80-100 lbs 170.00. SEL 2: 13 head, 20-40 lbs 175.00; 5 head, 20-40 lbs 150.00 Pygmies; 4 head, 40-60 lbs 190.00; 4 head, 80-100 lbs 140.00-157.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 3: 2 head, 50-80 lbs 100.00; 4 head, 80-130 lbs 100.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 3: 2 head, 80-100 lbs 100.00; 1 head, 100-150 lbs 110.00.

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

NOTE: The next graded goat sale May 17.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
May 8, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 689; Last Sale: 310; Last Year: 959.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold firm. Demand was moderate for the light test of quality fresh cows offered. Bred heifers sold steady with moderate demand. Wednesday’s supply included 53 fresh milking cows, 19 short-bred cows, 11 springing cows, 237 short-bred heifers, 118 springing heifers, 154 open heifers, and 28 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1725.00-1750.00; Approved: 1500.00-1675.00; Medium: 1200.00-1350.00; Common: 900.00-1150.00.

CULL COWS: 550.00-1250.00.

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months bred): Common: 1000.00-1025.00.

BRED COWS (4-6 months bred): Supreme: 1350.00-1475.00; Approved 1175.00-1200.00; Medium: 1000.00-1025.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1175.00-1300.00; Approved: 1050.00-1150.00; Medium: 950.00-1000.00; Common: 775.00-900.00;

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1350.00-1525.00; Approved: 1200.00-1325.00; Medium: 1050.00-1175.00; Common: 925.00-975.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1500.00-1675.00; Approved: 1300.00-1475.00; Medium: 1100.00-1275.00; Common: 775.00-1050.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 475.00-525.00; Medium: 350.00-400.00; Common: 250.00-325.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 700.00-750.00; Medium: 550.00-675.00; Common: 400.00-510.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 850.00-985.00; Medium: 750.00-800.00; Common: 675.00-725.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Supreme: 1385.00; Approved: 875.00-1000.00.

BULLS: 600-900 lbs 500.00-950.00, Jersey 400.00-650.00; 900-1200 lbs 1000.00-1175.00, Jersey 725.00-825.00; 1200-1500 lbs 1200.00-1450.00.

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.
May 8, 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 $1.72 per pound for the week ending May 4, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 0.7 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.86 per pound for the week ending May 4, 2013. The price per pound increased 4.1 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.76 per pound, down 1.2 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 58.1 cents per pound for the week ending May 4, 2013. The US price per pound increased 1.6 cents 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 $1.60 per pound for the week ending May 4, 2013. The US price per pound increased 0.4 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
May 8, 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 1.9332-2.1517

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.50-1.58. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.30-1.45

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 130; LAST WK: In 0, Out 130; LAST YR: In 0, Out 220. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Milk production is at or just past the seasonal peak in the Mid-Atlantic region and is increasing rapidly in the Northeast region. Milk volumes going to balancing plants are heavy, but not burdensome. Class I demand remains steady with last week. Weather has been great in both regions this past week and allowed farmers to pursue tilling and planting operations at full speed. Corn planting in Pennsylvania is 28% completed and is near the 5 year average of 29%. Pastures are greening up and opening up for grazing with a majority of pasture conditions in both regions being rated as either fair or good. Milk production in Florida increased this week as mild weather improved cow comfort levels.

Class I demand continues to decline as Universities are completing their spring terms. Recent rains have improved some pastures and forage regrowth, but more is needed. Producers continue to be faced with high hay prices and fairly tight feed rations. Milk production increases combined with lower Class I demand caused 130 spot loads to be exported this week. Milk supplies are nearly in balance with demand in the Southeast region. Manufacturing milk supplies are approaching contract minimums. Class I demand showed some marginal increases this week as some plants added on a few loads. Frequent rains in Tennessee have delayed corn planting operations and are considered to be 2 weeks behind the normal seasonal planting schedule with 56% of the corn planted, compared to the 5 year average of 75%.

Cream supplies are very heavy as butterfat levels remain high, adding to cream volumes coming from Class I plants and the seemingly ever increasing yogurt production. Demand for cream has fallen flat as ice cream production is yet to be in full swing and demand from cream cheese remains steady at best. Current supplies quickly exceed demand with many loads having trouble finding a home, requiring out of region discount sales. Cream multiples for all Classes moved lower and ranged 1.10-1.28 with out of region shipments at the low end of the range.

Condensed skim demand has improved with some spot sales to ice cream and cheese plants. Some cheese makers are purchasing condensed skim in lieu of the higher priced nonfat dry milk for fortification purposes. Increases in condensed skim supplies, due to seasonal milk production increases, are exceeding demand and forcing significant volumes to be channeled to Class IV production.

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U.S. Dairy Products Update
Washington, D.C.
May 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

TOTAL CHEESE output (excluding cottage cheese) was 954 million pounds, 0.2 percent below March 2012 but 11.5 percent above February 2013.

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 416 million pounds, 1.3 percent above March 2012 and 15.2 percent above February 2013.

AMERICAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 384 million pounds, 1.4 percent above March 2012 and 10.6 percent above February 2013.

BUTTER production was 184 million pounds, 4.2 percent above March 2012 and 5.6 percent above February 2013.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with March 2012) Nonfat dry milk, human - 146 million pounds, down 22.8 percent. Skim milk powders - 47.5 million pounds, up 276.2 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with March 2012) Dry whey, total - 84.1 million pounds, down 4.5 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 91.9 million pounds, up 1.1 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 37.6 million pounds, down 4.2 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with March 2012) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 69.5 million gallons, down 5.1 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 40.5 million gallons, down 13.6 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 4.30 million gallons, down 2.6 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.76 million gallons, up 1.1 percent.

Released May 2, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
May 6, 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: 6.81 bu, 12.19 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.92 bu, 11.56 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 4.59 bu, 9.82 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.03 bu, 12.56 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 13.84 bu, 23.11 cwt.

EAR CORN: 187.67 ton, 9.38 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 221.88 ton, 11.09 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 220.63 ton, 11.03 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 221.25 ton, 11.06 cwt.

PA Grain Report
Lewisburg, Pa.
May 6, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold .10 to .15 higher, wheat sold .25 to .30 higher, barley sold .05 to .10 higher, oats sold .05 to .07 lower and soybeans sold .07 to .10 higher. Ear corn sold mostly steady to 1.00 lower. All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 7.11-7.49, avg 7.26, contracts Dec 5.36-5.73. WHEAT #2: 7.11-7.96, avg 7.64, contracts Dec 6.57-7.26. BARLEY #3: 5.00-5.40, avg 5.20, contracts Jul 4.50. OATS #2: 4.00-4.90, avg 4.45. SOYBEANS #2: 13.87-14.23, avg 14.18, contracts Dec 11.52-11.86. EAR CORN: 188.00, avg 188.00.

Central Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.60-7.25, avg 6.93. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.15, avg 4.57. OATS #2: 3.50-4.50, avg 4.00. SOYBEANS #2: 13.25-14.14, avg 13.72. EAR CORN: 190.00, avg 190.00.

Southcentral Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.80-7.16, avg 7.00. WHEAT #2: 6.40, avg 6.40. BARLEY #3: 4.00-4.00, avg 4.00. OATS #2: 3.65, avg 3.65. SOYBEANS #2: 13.50-13.87, avg 13.68. EAR CORN: 185.00, avg 185.00.

Lehigh Valley Area

CORN #2: 7.00-7.31, avg 7.17. WHEAT #2: 7.80, avg 7.80. BARLEY #3: 5.00, avg 5.00. OATS #2: 4.30-4.50, avg 4.40. SOYBEAN #2: 13.77-14.05, avg 13.91. GR. SORGHUM: 7.05, avg 7.05.

Eastern & Central PA Summary

CORN #2: 6.60-7.49, avg 7.02, month ago 6.89, year ago 6.76. WHEAT #2: 6.40-7.96, avg 7.50, month ago 7.45, year ago 6.11. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.40, avg 4.60, month ago 4.68, year ago 4.85. OATS #2: 3.50-4.90, avg 4.22, month ago 4.06, year ago 4.28. SOYBEANS #2: 13.25-14.23, avg 13.92, month ago 13.81, year ago 13.88. EAR CORN: 185.00-190.00, avg 197.00, month ago 198.00, year ago 200.00.

Western Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.00-6.95, avg 6.56. WHEAT #2: 6.73, avg 6.73. OATS #2: 3.85-4.20, avg 4.02. SOYBEANS #2: 13.82, avg 13.82.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
May 6, 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 10.00-20.00 lower and straw sold 10.00-15.00 lower. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 130.00-325.00. MIXED: 80.00-200.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-200.00. STRAW: 80.00-150.00. MULCH: 70.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions

Prices per ton. Hay: 124 loads. Straw: 25 loads. ALFALFA: 160.00-330.00. MIXED: 110.00-380.00. TIMOTHY: 160.00-305.00. GRASS: 110.00-270.00. STRAW: 97.00-245.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions

Prices per ton. Hay: 109 loads; Straw: 13 loads. ALFALFA: 72.50-310.00. MIXED: 42.50-350.00. TIMOTHY: 105.00-340.00. GRASS: 75.00-330.00. STRAW: 90.00-210.00.

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


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