Market Reports for May 18, 2013

5/18/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
May 17, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 123.70; Last week 122.00; Last year 115.65.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 109.20; Last week 108.00; Last year 111.75.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 122.50; Last week 120.50; Last year 114.40.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 80.90; Last week 77.80; Last year 89.85.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 79.75; Last week 76.80; Last year 86.20.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 94.45; Last week 92.75; Last year 101.15.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 64.00; Last week 61.00; Last year 62.75.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 171.00; Last week 163.25; Last year 204.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 170.40; Last week 169.00.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 170.00; Last week 173.50.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3069; Last week 3282; Last year 3961. CALVES: This week 2057; Last week 2111; Last year 1991. HOGS: This week 1453; Last week 1034; Last year 1178. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week 440; Last year n/a. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2468; Last week 3170; Last year 2779. GOATS: This week 1462; Last week 1916; Last year 2176.

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

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 4.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 7.00 to 12.00 lower and slaughter bulls sold mostly steady.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 8.00 to 15.00 lower and holstein heifers sold mostly steady.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 3.00 lower. Sows sold mostly firm.

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

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Nanny goats sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower.

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
May 17, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2325; Last week 2595; Last year 2639. CALVES: 1426; Last week 1220; Last year 1185.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold steady to firm. Supplies were heavier this week with the majority of the cattle expressing an attractive Choice to Prime quality. Buyers were very active with a need to fill orders for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday. Demand remained very good throughout the week.

Direct cattle trades in the Midwest were light as of Thursday, with Texas only trading a light volume at 125.00/cwt Live. The spot market continues to hold a substantial premium to the June Futures.

CME June Live cattle futures closed at 119.90/cwt on Thursday, a conservative 5.00 lower than the spot market. Several speculators feel the cattle and beef market will fail to "go the distance" post-Holiday, and the run up in beef prices is a short term rally. In addition outside markets and a higher dollar has caused some retreat in the futures market across the board. At the moment the beef market appears to be getting along quite well as we continue to witness daily records.

Choice boxed beef advanced again on Thursday closing at 208.77/cwt, around 8.00/cwt higher than two weeks ago. It appears that several retailers and food vendors where short bought and need to re-stock inventories after taking mom out for Mother's Day.

Direct cattle trades where lower the past two weeks with feeders exercising hedges for price protection and trading lower on the spot to remain current with the cattle supply. Packers have taken advantage of the lower live cattle trade and are finally posting some attractive margins estimated at over $50.00/hd, the highest it has been since last summer.

Slaughter cows in the Lancaster Region were 3.00- 4.00 higher this week. Higher markets continue to be driven by tight supplies and the need for grinding beef for the Holiday. USDA will be releasing their cattle on feed report Friday at 3:00pm eastern. The average analysts' forecast is about 96% of last year's supply, but there is a big discrepancy in placements ranging from about a 4% increase to a 16% increase.

Lower corn prices as well as feeder cattle prices have brought on the incentive to place more cattle. In addition drought continues to linger in the southern plains causing cattlemen to send calves earlier than expected. Heifer retention may also be less than what was intended at the start of the year due to poor pasture conditions.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1305-1565 lbs 125.00-128.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1225-1620 lbs 122.00-126.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1500 lbs 118.00- 121.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1420-1665 lbs 111.00-116.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1420-1650 lbs 105.00-110.00; SELECT 2-3: 1400-1650 lbs 98.00-106.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1350 lbs 123.00-127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1525 lbs 118.00-125.00; SELECT 2-3: 1050-1400 lbs 110.00-116.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 81.50-87.00, Low dress 78.00-81.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.00-86.00, High dress 86.00-90.00, Low dress 74.50-78.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 78.00-84.50, High dress 84.50-88.50, Low dress 73.00-78.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.50, High dress 79.50-83.00, Low dress 68.00-75.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2015 lbs 94.00-99.50, high dress 99.50-109.00, low dress 87.00-93.50.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves began the week with a lower market but quickly advanced throughout the week, trading as much as 50.00 higher by Thursday. Heifers traded steady to 10.00 lower with light demand. 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 334.76/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 180.00-200.00, 85-90 lbs 160.00-170.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 160.00-180.00, 80-90 lbs 140.00-155.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 110.00-140.00, 75-90 lbs 80.00-100.00; UTILITY: 75-95 lbs 60.00-77.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-110 lbs 130.00-150.00; #2: 85-130 lbs 80.00-100.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-85 lbs 45.00-75.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 122 lbs 147.00, 103-113 lbs 172.00-177.00, 90-95 lbs 150.00-157.00; #2: 114 lbs 166.00, 95-113 lbs 180.00-185.00, 85-90 lbs 137.00-165.00; #3: 94-109 lbs 132.00-137.00, 80-84 lbs 87.00-112.00, 73 lbs 70.00; UTILITY: 85-106 lbs 78.00-80.00, 60-72 lbs 50.00-65.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 113 lbs 135.00, 92-103 lbs 150.00-152.00; #2: 90-100 lbs 132.00-135.00, 82 lbs 87.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-74 lbs 57.00-70.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 177.00, 94-118 lbs 195.00-210.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 187.00, 106-118 lbs 200.00-203.00, 94-102 lbs 225.00-230.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-120.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 110.00-135.00, 72-88 lbs 74.00-877.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 71.00-81.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 85-105 lbs 110.00-130.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 85.00-110.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-85 lbs 70.00-80.00.

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 13, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 733, Last week 779, Last year 597. CALVES: 404, Last week 296, Last year 227.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold 3.00-4.00 higher with very good demand. 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 84.00-87.00, Low dress 78.00-81.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 80.00-85.00, High dress 85.50-89.00, Low dress 76.00-80.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 79.00-82.00, High dress 83.00-85.50, Low dress 73.00-79.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.00, High dress 79.50-82.00, Low dress 68.00-73.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 935-1805 lbs 95.00-99.50, high dress 100.50-104.00, low dress 87.00-93.00.

CALVES: When compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 15.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. Heifers traded 10.00 lower with light demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 180.00-200.00, 85-90 lbs 160.00-170.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 160.00-180.00, 80-90 lbs 140.00-155.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 110.00-140.00, 75-90 lbs 80.00-100.00; UTILITY: 75-95 lbs 60.00-77.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-110 lbs 130.00-150.00; #2: 85-130 lbs 80.00-100.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-85 lbs 45.00-75.00.

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

NOTICE: Special Feeder Cattle Sale May 31 at 6 p.m.

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 210, Last week 241. CALVES: 39, Last week 60.

When compared to last Monday`s sale, slaughter steers sold 1.00-2.00 higher with good demand. Cows traded 2.00-3.00 higher with very good demand. Slaughter supply consisted of 130 steers, 12 heifers, 65 cows, 2 bulls, and 1 feeder. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1305-1565 lbs 126.00-128.00: YG-5: 117.50-125.50, 1620-1735 lbs 116.00-122.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1225-1620 lbs 122.00-126.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1420-1665 lbs 107.50-108.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1420-1625 lbs 105.00-107.50; SELECT 2-3: 1485-1545 lbs 98.00-102.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1215-1525 lbs 120.00-125.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 80.00-83.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-78.50, High dress 79.00-81.00, Low dress 65.50-72.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.00, High dress 79.00-84.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, High dress 78.50-80.00, Low dress 65.50-70.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1565-2140 lbs 92.50-94.50.

CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 20.00- 30.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 140.00-152.00; #2: 90-125 lbs 110.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 105.00-115.00; UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 50.00- 75.00.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale June 14.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
May 14, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 301, Last week 228, Last year 311. CALVES: 486, Last week 537, Last year 517.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein Steers no comparison due to short supply last week but higher undertone noted. Slaughter cows mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 73 steers and heifers, 217 cows, 7 bulls, and 4 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 110.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 106.25-109.50; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 100.00-105.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, avg dress 79.00-80.50, high dress 81.00-82.00, low dress 75.50-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 78.00-81.50, high dress 82.00-85.00, low dress 74.50-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 78.00-81.50, high dress 82.00-84.50, low dress 74.00-77.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 75.00-79.50, high dress 80.00-83.00, low dress 68.00-74.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1450-2150 lbs avg dress 90.50-92.50, high dress 96.00-98.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold steady to 10.00 higher on good demand. Heifer calves sold firm on moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 364 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 122 lbs 147.00, 103-113 lbs 172.00-177.00, 90-95 lbs 150.00-157.00; #2: 114 lbs 166.00, 95-113 lbs 180.00-185.00, 85-90 lbs 137.00-165.00; #3: 94-109 lbs 132.00-137.00, 80-84 lbs 87.00-112.00, 73 lbs 70.00; UTILITY: 85-106 lbs 78.00-80.00, 60-72 lbs 50.00-65.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 113 lbs 135.00, 92-103 lbs 150.00-152.00; #2: 90-100 lbs 132.00-135.00, 82 lbs 87.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-74 lbs 57.00-70.00.

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

Note: Next feeder sale June 14.

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
May 16, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 905, Last week 658, Last year 904. CALVES: 497, Last week 327, Last year 360.

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 on a light test. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher on good demand. Cattle supplies included 462 slaughter steers; 60 heifers; 211 cows; 29 bulls; and 33 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 125.00-128.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 122.00-124.75; SELECT 1-3: 1250-1650 lbs 118.00-121.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 111.00-116.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 107.00-110.00; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 103.00-106.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1350 lbs 123.00-127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1300 lbs 118.00-121.00; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1400 lbs 110.00-116.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-81.00, High dress 84.00-85.00, Low dress 73.00-77.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 82.00-86.00, High dress 87.50-90.00, Low dress 81.00-75.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 80.00-84.50, High dress 85.00-88.50, Low dress 75.00-79.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 76.00-79.50, High dress 80.50-82.50, Low dress 68.00-75.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2015 lbs avg dress 94.00-97.00, 1280-1660 lbs high dress 99.00-105.00, very high dress 108.00-109.00, 950-1465 lbs low dress 88.00-93.50.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 40.00-50.00 higher on good demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady on moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 330 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 177.00, 94-118 lbs 195.00-210.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 187.00, 106-118 lbs 200.00-203.00, 94-102 lbs 225.00-230.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-120.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 110.00-135.00, 72-88 lbs 74.00-877.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 71.00-81.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 85-105 lbs 110.00-130.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 85.00-110.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-85 lbs 70.00-80.00.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1248; Last Week: 1342; Year Ago: 976.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 4.00-5.00 higher with good demand. Sows traded 2.00- 3.00 higher with good demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 67.00-71.00, 300-400 lbs 57.00-62.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 65.00-66.50, 300-400 lbs 49.00-51.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 47.00-50.00, 500-700 lbs 51.50-55.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 15.00-16.00.

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.
May 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 345; Last sale: 178.

A heavier supply of pigs on offer for this week’s sale when compared to the previous two sales. Pigs sold steady to firm with very good demand. The trade was active with a very good buyer turnout. All feeder pigs are sold per cwt.

US 1-2: 27 head, 20-25 lbs 250.00-270.00; 11 head, 25-30 lbs 230.00-260.00; 5 head, 35-45 lbs 200.00-220.00.

US 2: 196 head, 20-30 lbs 160.00-230.00; 33 head, 30-40 lbs 190.00-220.00.

NOTE: Next feeder pig sale June 5.

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

225 total head. Overall market 100.00-200.00 higher and very active. Prices per head.

Work: 300.00-1600.00.

Driving: 400.00-1400.00.

Riding: 500.00-775.00.

Better Riding: 800.00-1700.00.

Registered Riding: 1000.00-1900.00.

Ponies: 250.00-475.00.

Large Ponies: 100.00-1400.00.

Colts: 35.00-75.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
May 13, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2290; Last Monday: 2291; Year Ago: 1401.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1104; Last Monday: 1374; Year Ago: 1710.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded firm. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 78 percent lambs, 16 percent slaughter ewes, and 6 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 164.00-187.00, hair sheep 157.00-162.00, 60-80 lbs 160.00-182.00, hair sheep 148.00-160.00, 80-110 lbs 164.00-178.00, 130-150 lbs 140.00-160.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 150.00-162.00, hair sheep 140.00-154.00, 60-80 lbs 130.00-158.00, hair sheep 132.00-146.00, 80-110 lbs 138.00-162.00, hair sheep 130.00-142.00, 110-130 lbs 130.00-138.00, hair sheep 128.00-136.00, 140-150 lbs 124.00-136.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 120.00-132.00, 60-80 lbs hair sheep 110.00-130.00, 80-100 lbs 120.00-128.00, 110-130 lbs 104.00-124.00, 130-140 lbs 116.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-110 lbs 70.00-80.00, hair sheep 70.00-80.00, 110-130 lbs 72.00-80.00, 130-160 lbs 60.00-80.00, 160-200 lbs 62.00-82.00, 200-215 lbs 74.00-76.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 120-150 lbs 40.00-60.00, hair sheep 52.00-58.00, 160-200 lbs 50.00-56.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 160-200 lbs 50.00-74.00, 210-250 lbs 56.00-70.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher on a very light test. Nanny goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher on a very light test. Slaughter billies sold firm. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 56 percent Slaughter Kids, 36 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 18 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 140.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs 140.00-170.00, 80-90 lbs 190.00-200.00, 90-110 lbs 182.00-192.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 110.00-132.00, 60-80 lbs 105.00-117.00, 80-110 lbs 120.00-160.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 77.00-92.00, 60-80 lbs 87.00-90.00, 80-110 lbs 92.00-115.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 110-125 lbs 155.00-170.00, 130-135 lbs 165.00-175.00; SEL 2: 110-125 lbs 120.00-150.00, 130-140 lbs 160.00-165.00; SEL 3: 90-120 lbs 105.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 150-170 lbs 200.00-260.00; SEL 2: 120-145 lbs 140.00-200.00; SEL 3: 110-120 lbs 120.00-130.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 75 lbs 200.00.

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

Tenn. Graded Goat & Sheep Sales
Nashville, Tenn.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

5/13/13 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN.

Receipts: 969 (662 Goats; 307 Sheep) Last Sale 546.

Goats sold per hundred weight (cwt) unless otherwise noted, weights, actual or estimated.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 25-35 lbs 151.00-164.00, 36-50 lbs 163.50-180.00, 51-65 lbs 180.00-197.00 mostly 180.00-181.00, 66-80 lbs 150.50-159.00; SEL 2: 25-35 lbs 118.00-129.00 mostly 118.00-119.00, 36-50 lbs 138.00-162.00 mostly 138.00-153.00, 51-65 lbs 135.00-161.00, 66-80 lbs 140.00-141.00, 81-100 lbs 117.00-130.00; SEL 3: 25-35 lbs 101.00-132.00 mostly 101.00-102.00, 36-50 lbs 109.00-128.00, 51-65 lbs 134.00.

SLAUGHTER YEARLINGS: SEL 2-3: 53-107 lbs few 105.00-132.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: All Wgts 82.00-101.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: All wgts 52.00-90.00, mostly 52.00-72.50.

KIDS FEEDERS: SEL 3: 25-40 lbs 93.00-134.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME: 40-60 lbs 120.00-130.00, 61-80 lbs 110.00-125.00, 81-100 lbs 104.00-109.00, 100-120 lbs 107.50-119.00 mostly 109.75-110.00, 120-170 lbs lot 167 lbs 81.00; GOOD: 40-60 lbs 110.50-127.00, 61-80 lbs 110.00-111.00, 81-100 lbs 96.50-100.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY/GOOD: All wgts 32.00-69.00, mostly 32.00-38.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: All Wgts few 31.00-90.00.

Source: Tennessee Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Nashville, TN. Lewis Langell, 615-837-5164.

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary Sales at Blackstone, Dublin, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, Springlake, Winchester and Wythe County. State Graded Weighted Average for May 02-08, 2013.

Feeder Cattle: 4100 (Steers 1987; Heifers 1635; Bulls 478).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 150.00-158.00; 116 head, 400-500 lbs 139.00-161.50; 248 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-165.00; 299 head, 600-700 lbs 117.00-155.50; 213 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-135.00; 198 head, 800-900 lbs 115.00-129.75; 25 head, 900-1000 lbs 103.00-113.50; 4 head, 1000-1100 lbs 96.00-106.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 73 head, 600-700 lbs 136.00; 14 head, 800-900 lbs 120.50-121.00. MED/LGE 2: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 130.00-162.50; 99 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-151.00; 109 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-157.00; 71 head, 600-700 lbs 108.00-142.00; 54 head, 700-800 lbs 100.00-129.00; 18 head, 800-900 lbs 107.00-126.25; 5 head, 900-1000 lbs 101.00-104.00; 50 head, 1000-1100 lbs 97.75-103.00. MED/LGE 3: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 115.00-155.00; 20 head, 400-500 lbs 116.00-141.00; 25 head, 500-600 lbs 118.00-141.00; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 83.00-124.00; 13 head, 800-900 lbs 120.00-120.50.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 31 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00. LGE 3: 6 head, 200-300 lbs 136.00-137.00; 37 head, 300-400 lbs 114.00-115.00; 38 head, 400-500 lbs 113.00-114.00; 13 head, 500-600 lbs 104.00-106.00; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 104.50; 6 head, 900-1000 lbs 80.00. LGE 4: 19 head, 300-400 lbs 96.00-114.00; 15 head, 400-500 lbs 100.00-111.00; 5 head, 500-600 lbs 97.00-103.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 132.00-153.00; 55 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-146.50; 68 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-134.00; 25 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-124.50. MED/LGE 2: 22 head, 300-400 lbs 94.00-160.75; 155 head, 400-500 lbs 108.00-154.75; 35 head, 500-600 lbs 120.00-138.00; 15 head, 600-700 lbs 111.00-123.50. MED/LGE 3: 9 head, 400-500 lbs 104.00-133.00; 12 head, 500-600 lbs 122.50-123.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 21 head, 300-400 lbs 123.00-135.00; 154 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-135.50; 221 head, 500-600 lbs 94.00-145.25; 130 head, 600-700 lbs 105.00-122.00; 162 head, 700-800 lbs 95.50-123.00; 57 head, 800-900 lbs 91.00-117.00; 6 head, 900-1000 lbs 90.00-95.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 20 head, 500-600 lbs 125.00; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 107.00-110.00. MED/LGE 2: 32 head, 300-400 lbs 120.00-136.00; 180 head, 400-500 lbs 60.00-136.00; 155 head, 500-600 lbs 96.50-135.25; 116 head, 600-700 lbs 104.00-125.00; 68 head, 700-800 lbs 95.00-120.50; 13 head, 800-900 lbs 87.00-110.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 7 head, 500-600 lbs 113.00. MED/LGE 3: 49 head, 300-400 lbs 123.00-135.00; 89 head, 400-500 lbs 116.00-136.00; 60 head, 500-600 lbs 89.00-129.75; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 94.00-118.00.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 767 (Steers 294; Heifers 291; Bulls 182).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 16 head, 400-500 lbs 136.00-148.50; 77 head, 500-600 lbs 134.50-149.00; 40 head, 600-700 lbs 135.00-136.50; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 130.50. MED/LGE 2: 28 head, 400-500 lbs 141.50-151.50; 41 head, 500-600 lbs 138.00-142.00; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 126.00-139.50; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 125.00. MED/LGE 3: 9 head, 400-500 lbs 148.00; 17 head, 500-600 lbs 140.00; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 131.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 19 head, 400-500 lbs 131.50; 31 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-132.25; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 112.00-122.50. MED/LGE 2: 13 head, 300-400 lbs 128.00-144.50; 44 head, 400-500 lbs 130.50-131.50; 53 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-135.00; 15 head, 600-700 lbs 118.50-118.75; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-119.00. MED/LGE 3: 11 head, 300-400 lbs 132.00-136.50; 30 head, 400-500 lbs 122.00-131.50; 20 head, 500-600 lbs 120.50-126.75; 4 head, 600-700 lbs 113.00-116.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 139.00; 32 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-135.75; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 118.50. MED/LGE 2: 16 head, 300-400 lbs 151.50-158.00; 59 head, 400-500 lbs 140.75-146.50; 28 head, 500-600 lbs 126.50-136.00; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 118.50.

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

Vintage Special Feeder Cattle Sale
Paradise, Pa.
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 484; Last Sale: 981.

A nice run of cattle for Friday`s special feeder sale. Several attractive lots of cattle offered. Buyer turnout was good as most crops were in the ground in time to take advantage of the nice rains recieved this weekend. Trade was active. Market trends were mostly firm with last months record sale. Demand was good overall. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: Few 300-400 lbs 158.00-174.00, 400-500 lbs 152.00-176.00, 500-600 lbs 148.00-160.00, 600-700 lbs 130.00-146.00, 700-800 lbs 124.00-136.00, 800-900 lbs 120.00-132.00, 1000-1100 lbs 118.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 132.00-144.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-126.00, 700-900 lbs 103.00-114.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEINS: LGE 3: 100-200 lbs 128.00-140.00, 300-400 lbs 90.00-102.00, 400-500 lbs 88.00-100.00, 500-600 lbs 81.00-94.00, 800-1050 lbs 80.00-85.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 128.00-134.00, 300-500 lbs 150.00-156.00 Fancy, 400-500 lbs 120.00-132.00, 500-600 lbs 144.00-148.00 Fancy, 500-700 lbs 116.00-131.00, 700-900 lbs 110.00-118.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-700 lbs 110.00-118.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 400-500 lbs 150.00-170.00, 500-700 lbs 120.00-132.00; MED/LGE 2: 600-900 lbs 97.00-106.00.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale June 14 at 6 p.m.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
May 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 176; Last Sale: 689; Last Year: 460.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold 100.00-200.00 higher on a light test. Demand was good better quality fresh cows offered. Bred heifers sold firm with moderate demand. Wednesday’s supply included 56 fresh milking cows, 2 short-bred cows, 4 springing cows, 23 short-bred heifers, 30 springing heifers, 47 open heifers, and 13 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1850.00-2150.00; Approved: 1575.00-1750.00; Medium: 1300.00-1500.00; Common: 1025.00-1250.00.

CULL COWS: 800.00-1225.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1350.00; Approved: 1150.00-1225.00; Medium: 1000.00-1075.00; Common: 900.00-950.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1325.00-1350.00; Approved: 1125.00-1175.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1500.00-1725.00; Approved: 1325.00-1475.00; Medium: 1100.00-1275.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 425.00-450.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 710.00-750.00; Medium: 500.00-600.00; Common: 475.00-500.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 900.00-910.00; Medium: 825.00-875.00; Common: 675.00-750.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Supreme: 1150.00; Approved: 900.00-975.00.

BULLS: 900-1200 lbs 975.00-1050.00, Jersey 850.00; 1200-1500 lbs 1225.00-1500.00.

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 15, 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 $1.68 per pound for the week ending May 11, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 3.8 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.89 per pound for the week ending May 11, 2013. The price per pound increased 3.1 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.74 per pound, down 2.1 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 57.8 cents per pound for the week ending May 11, 2013. The US price per pound decreased 0.2 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 $1.64 per pound for the week ending May 11, 2013. The US price per pound increased 3.5 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
May 15, 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 1.9048-2.0676

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.40-1.55. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.39-1.50

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 90; LAST WK: In 0, Out 130; LAST YR: In 0, Out 180. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Milk production is just beyond its seasonal peak in the Mid-Atlantic region and is showing some marginal declines. Northeast milk production is quickly building to its peak volume. Class I demand is showing some declines as numerous Universities have completed their spring terms. Weather conditions have been optimal for field work activities in the Northeast with corn plantings ahead of the 5 year trend in all states. Pastures are open with conditions rated as mostly good to excellent throughout the region. Milk production in Florida has been fluctuating as weather conditions have moderated over the past few weeks. A cool front moving through the state this week improved cow comfort levels and limited milk production declines.

Class I demand improved marginally this week. Rains in some areas of the state have improved pasture conditions over last week with 85% of the pastures this week rated as fair to good. Producers continue to be faced with high hay and grain prices. The downward trend in milk production, combined with the modest increase in Class I demand lowered the number of spot load export shipments to 90. Milk supplies in the Southeast region continue to be nearly in balance with demand with only a few loads over and above contract minimums going to manufacturing plants. Class I demand remains about level with last week.

Cream supplies continue to expand as milk production nears its seasonal peak. Demand for cream remains sluggish as ice cream production has been limited by the cool spring weather. Most cream product manufacturers have adequate cream supplies to cover their production schedules via their contract volumes. Spot market activity is fairly light with mid to late week cream supplies having difficulty finding a home. Cream multiples for all Classes are on par with last week and range 1.10-1.27 with out of region shipments reflected at the low end of the range.

Demand for condensed skim has marginally improved with increased spot sales to Class II and III manufacturers. Class III manufacturers have increased their spot sale purchases as condensed skim is a cheaper nonfat solids source compared to nonfat dry milk. Spot sale prices for Class III have moved higher this week in response to the increased demand. A majority of the condensed skim volume continues to be channeled to Class IV production.

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Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
May 13, 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: 6.73 bu, 12.04 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.77 bu, 11.31 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 4.61 bu, 9.86 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.13 bu, 12.90 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 14.02 bu, 23.41 cwt.

EAR CORN: 187.67 ton, 9.38 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 216.88 ton, 10.84 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 214.25 ton, 10.71 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 207.50 ton, 10.38 cwt.

PA Grain Report
Lewisburg, Pa.
May 13, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold steady to .03 lower, wheat sold .20 to .25 lower, barley sold steady to .02 lower, oats sold steady and soybeans sold .10 to .12 higher. Ear corn sold 1.00 lower. All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.86-7.18, avg 7.00, contracts Dec 5.30-5.32. WHEAT #2: 6.79-7.74, avg 7.50, contracts Dec 6.56-6.58. BARLEY #3: 5.00-5.00, avg 5.00, contracts Jul 4.25. OATS #2: 4.00-4.90, avg 4.45. SOYBEANS #2: 14.09-14.39, avg 14.17, contracts Dec 11.40-11.44.

Central Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.50-7.25, avg 6.97. BARLEY #3: 4.50-5.15, avg 4.82. OATS #2: 4.50, avg 4.50. SOYBEANS #2: 13.50-14.29, avg 13.97. EAR CORN: 190.00, avg 190.00.

Southcentral Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.20-7.15, avg 6.76. WHEAT #2: 6.00-6.30, avg 6.15. BARLEY #3: 4.00-4.00, avg 4.00. OATS #2: 3.65-3.75, avg 3.70. SOYBEANS #2: 13.90-13.99, avg 13.93. EAR CORN: 185.00, avg 185.00.

Lehigh Valley Area

CORN #2: 7.00-7.62, avg 7.18. WHEAT #2: 7.65, avg 7.65. BARLEY #3: 5.00, avg 5.00. OATS #2: 4.30-4.50, avg 4.40. SOYBEAN #2: 13.89-14.20, avg 14.04. GR. SORGHUM: 7.05, avg 7.05.

Eastern & Central PA Summary

CORN #2: 6.50-7.62, avg 6.99, month ago 6.89, year ago 6.50. WHEAT #2: 6.00-7.74, avg 7.22, month ago 7.45, year ago 6.09. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.15, avg 4.58, month ago 4.68, year ago 4.91. OATS #2: 3.65-4.90, avg 4.22, month ago 4.06, year ago 4.26. SOYBEANS #2: 13.50-14.39, avg 14.04, month ago 13.81, year ago 13.39. EAR CORN: 185.00-190.00, avg 195.00, month ago 198.00, year ago 194.16.

Western Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 6.20-6.75, avg 6.54. WHEAT #2: 6.72, avg 6.72. OATS #2: 3.85-4.25, avg 4.05. SOYBEANS #2: 14.01, avg 14.01.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
May 13, 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 10.00-15.00 lower and straw sold 10.00-15.00 higher. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 130.00-325.00. MIXED: 70.00-325.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-200.00. STRAW: 80.00-150.00. MULCH: 70.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions

Prices per ton. Hay: 121 loads. Straw: 22 loads. ALFALFA: 145.00-320.00. MIXED: 72.00-400.00. TIMOTHY: 140.00-260.00. GRASS: 60.00-295.00. STRAW: 165.00-255.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions

Prices per ton. Hay: 90 loads; Straw: 15 loads. ALFALFA: 72.50-330.00. MIXED: 60.00-305.00. TIMOTHY: 105.00-350.00. GRASS: 85.00-260.00. STRAW: 50.00-210.00.

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

Pa. Crops Update
Harrrisburg, Pa.
May 15, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

Based on May 1 conditions, Pennsylvania’s 2013 production of winter wheat is expected to be 17 percent above 2012. Final total tobacco production figures for 2012 were up 11 percent from 2011. May 1 hay stocks are estimated to be down 33 percent from a year ago, according to the Pennsylvania office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Winter wheat harvested acreage is forecast at 175,000 acres, up 30,000 acres from last year. Based on the condition of the crop as of May 1, yield is forecast at 63 bushels per acre, down 2 bushels per acre from last year’s final yield. If realized, this would result in a production of 11,025,000 bushels, compared to the 2012 final production of 9,425,000 bushels.

Total 2012 tobacco production for Pennsylvania was 22,985,000 pounds. Southern Maryland type acres harvested were 2,900 with an average yield per acre of 2,300 pounds and a production of 6,670,000 pounds. The total value of this Southern Maryland type tobacco crop was set at $11.67 million. Pennsylvania Class 4 cigar filler type acres harvested were 2,000 with an average yield of 2,400 pounds per acre and production of 4,800,000 pounds. The total value of this Class 4 tobacco crop was set at $9.36 million. Light air-cured Burley tobacco acres harvested were 4,700 with an average yield per acre of 2,450 pounds and a resulting production of 11,515,000 pounds valued at $22.45 million.

Hay stocks on Pennsylvania farms as of May 1 totaled 300,000 tons, compared to 450,000 tons a year ago.

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
May 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Compared to two weeks ago, national organic grains and feedstuffs prices were mostly steady this trading period. Market activity on feed corn continued to be active as sellers look at moving inventories, especially in the Eastern Cornbelt region; majority of the trade was between 13.00-13.50. Feed manufactories continued to buy on an as need basis, due to heavy offerings of overseas product at lower prices. Soybeans trended steady on light to moderate demand and offerings. Wheat prices were steady to firm this period on moderate demand for light to moderate offerings. Several new crop contracts were reported this period.

Much warmer weather conditions across the Midwest and Eastern Cornbelt has farmers busy preparing fields for planting. However, conventional corn planting was in full swing. Furthermore, lack of moisture remains a concern, in several western states.

Alfalfa Hay: California: Large Squares, Supreme 295.00; Premium 285.00; Good/Premium 275.00.

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: 14.00. Feed Yellow: 12.00-14.50, 2 wks ago 13.21, Yr ago 14.34.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: Food Grade: 2 wks ago 28.91. Feed Grade: 24.50-27.00, 2 wks ago 25.55, Yr ago 27.77. Meal: 1075.00-1115.00, 2 wks ago 1115.00, Yr ago 1240.63. Roasted: 1392.00.

ORGANIC SOYBEAN OIL: 2 wks ago 0.60.

ORGANIC OATS: Feed Grade: 2 wks ago 6.20, Yr ago 5.32.

ORGANIC BARLEY: Feed Grade: 10.75-12.50.

ORGANIC FLAX: Feed Grade Brown: 2 wks ago 26.00.

ORGANIC WHEAT: Feed Grade HRS: 2 wks ago 15.50. Food Grade SRW: 14.51-15.00, 2 wks ago 13.29, Yr ago 10.65. Food Grade HRW: 12.50-13.25, 2 wks ago 12.75, Yr ago 9.81.

ORGANIC RYE: Food Grade: 11.00. Feed Grade: 9.75.

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

NOTE: For a complete listing, visit www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsbnof.pdf

U.S. Crop Production
Washington, D.C.
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Winter Wheat Production Down 10%

WINTER WHEAT production is forecast at 1.49 billion bushels, down 10 percent from 2012. Area harvested for grain is forecast at 32.7 million acres, down 6 percent from last year. As of May 1, the United States yield is forecast at 45.4 bushels per acre, down 1.8 bushels from the previous year.

HARD RED WINTER production, at 768 million bushels, is down 23 percent from a year ago. Soft Red Winter, at 501 million bushels, is up 19 percent from 2012. White Winter, at 217 million bushels, is down 2 percent from a year ago. Of the White Winter production, 11.4 million bushels are Hard White and 205 million bushels are Soft White.

Orange Production Unchanged from April

The United States all orange forecast for the 2012-2013 season is 8.60 million tons, unchanged from the previous forecast but down 4 percent from the 2011-2012 final utilization. The Florida all orange forecast, at 138 million boxes (6.21 million tons), is unchanged from the April forecast but down 6 percent from last season’s final utilization. Early, midseason, and Navel varieties in Florida are forecast at 67.0 million boxes (3.02 million tons), unchanged from the April forecast but down 10 percent from last season. The Florida Valencia orange forecast, at 71.0 million boxes (3.20 million tons), is unchanged from the April forecast but down 2 percent from last season’s final utilization. Rainfall during the month helped ease drought conditions during April. California and Texas production forecasts are carried forward from April.

Florida frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) yield forecast for the 2012-2013 season is 1.60 gallons per box at 42.0 degrees Brix, down 1 percent from the April forecast and down 2 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.63 gallons per box. The early-midseason portion is final at 1.51 gallons per box, down 1 percent from last season’s final yield of 1.53 gallons per box. The Valencia portion is projected at 1.69 gallons per box, 3 percent lower than last year’s final yield of 1.75 gallons per box. All projections of yield assume the processing relationships this season will be similar to those of the past several seasons.

Released May 10, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Feed Outlook
Washington, D. C.
May 15, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/ERS

Feed Grain Production Shows Drastic Increase

U.S. feed grain production for 2013/14 is projected at 376 million metric tons, up from 286 million in 2012/13. For the four feed grains combined, U.S. planted area is up 1.6 million acres. The 2013/14 corn crop is projected at a record 14.1 billion bushels, 3.4 billion above last season’s drought-reduced crop. Yields are forecast to average 158 bushels per acre, down 5.6 bushels from earlier expectations as mid-May plantings are likely to fall well short of the pace seen in recent years. As of the May 6 Crop Progress report, 12 percent of the corn crop had been planted in the 18 reporting States, compared with 69 percent last year and 47 percent for the 2008-2012 average. Total corn use for 2013/14 is projected at 12.9 billion bushels, 1.8 billion over 2012/13 but lower than 2009/10 and 20010/11, when total use exceeded 13 billion bushels. Disappearance is projected higher on increased use for feed and residual; food, seed, and industrial use; and exports. U.S. corn exports are expected to rebound to 1.3 billion bushels but remain well below recent year highs due to record global coarse grain supplies and stiff competition from corn produced in Brazil, Argentina, and Ukraine. U.S. corn prices are projected sharply lower, with the 2013/14 midpoint of the price range down 32 percent at $4.70 per bushel.

U.S. Turkeys
Washington, D.C.
May 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Eggs in Incubators Down 11%

Turkey eggs in incubators on May 1, 2013, in the United States totaled 26.3 million, down 11 percent from May 1, 2012. Eggs in incubators were down 4 percent from the April 1, 2013 total of 27.5 million eggs.

Poults Hatched Down 5%

Turkey poults hatched during April 2013, in the United States totaled 23.0 million, down 5 percent from April 2012. Poults hatched were up 6 percent from the March 2013 total of 21.7 million poults.

Net Poults Placed Down 9%

The 22.4 million net poults placed during April 2013 in the United States were down 9 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were up 6 percent from the March 2013 total of 21.2 million.

Released May 15, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Monthly Bison Carcass Report
Des Moines, Iowa
May 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

ACTUAL SLAUGHTER NUMBERS IN FEDERALLY INSPECTED PLANTS (not necessarily inspected) BISON: Week ending 4/06/13: 579; Week ending 4/13/13: 894; Week ending 4/20/13: 818; Week ending 4/27/13: 809; Total: 3,100.

CANADIAN LIVE BISON IMPORTS INTO U.S. FOR APRIL: Slaughter Male: 413; Slaughter Female: 467; Feeder Male: 326; Feeder Female: 164; Total: 1370; Source: USDA, APHIS.

BISON CARCASSES: Compared to March’s report: The number of bison carcasses harvested this April compared to April 2012 was 20% higher. While prices were similar for prime bulls and heifers, the prices for aged bulls and cows was 6% lower for the current April compared to April 2012.

BISON MEAT: Compared to March’s report: The pounds and prices of bison fresh middle meats was similar between April of 2012 and 2013. However, the pounds imported of Canadian bison meat doubled in April 2013 vs April 2012, indicating that current demand may be outpacing bison meat availability.

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


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