Market Reports for November 2, 2013

11/2/2013 7:00 AM

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3105; Last week 3760; Last year 3846. CALVES: This week 2463; Last week 2658; Last year 2997. HOGS: This week 1278; Last week 963; Last year 1335. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year 1197. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1815; Last week 1836; Last year 3414. GOATS: This week 1449; Last week 2559; Last year 2862.

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

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, feeder steers sold 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Feeder heifers sold mostly 3.00 to 5.00 lower and feeder bulls sold 5.00 to 10.00 lower.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Holstein heifers sold mostly 2.00 to 5.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Sows sold mostly 3.00 to 6.00 lower.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady to 10.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly 11.00 to 20.00 lower.

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

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Nov. 1, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 127.75; Last week 126.00; Last year 122.65.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 115.15; Last week 109.35; Last year 111.25.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 125.75; Last week 124.00; Last year 120.00.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 78.75; Last week 78.15; Last year 74.65.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 75.45; Last week 75.15; Last year 73.30.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 94.60; Last week 92.90; Last year 91.00.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 74.00; Last week 72.50; Last year 57.50.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 168.50; Last week 188.00; Last year 115.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 120.25; Last week 121.00; Last year 104.50.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 143.50; Last week 145.00; Last year 122.00.

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2449; Last week 2474; Last year 1516. CALVES: 1702; Last week 1817; Last year 1720.

This week in Lancaster County, the slaughter steer market pushed higher again this week, with premium kosher type cattle trading well over 130.00/cwt. Supplies were light and the steer marketed advanced mostly 2.00- .00 higher this week on top of a 2.00/cwt advance last week. Demand has been very good for long-fed cattle, with attractive Prime premiums offsetting any modest deductions for Yield Grade 4 carcasses.

Prime premiums for conventional non-kosher packs were reported Monday as high as 32.00/cwt, while deductions for Yield Grade 4s were in the range of 6.00-15.00/cwt. The modest deductions on fatter carcasses have been reduced as the value of 50% crude lean trimmings has increased in recent weeks.

The increase in 50% CL has also added about 5.00/cwt to the Choice carcass cutout value which has continued its upward climb this week. Choice cutout values were quoted at 205.17/cwt on Thursday afternoon, 4.20/cwt higher than last weeks close, and 11.92/cwt higher than the last reporting day in September. 50% Lean Trim was quoted at 114.12/cwt. The rise in beef cutouts is warranted as beef processors had to bid fed cattle higher again this week.

Lighter show-lists this week and overall tight fed cattle supplies have allowed cattle feeders to leverage higher prices.

USDA's Cattle on Feed Report released Thursday revealed total feedlot supplies as of October 1st were at 10.1 million head, 08% less than a year ago, with October 1st placements only 01% higher. It should be noted that several cattle moved into feedlots early last year due to drought. Cattle on Feed supplies are the lightest in the southern plains, hence the reason we have seen a premium in the southern plains cattle trade versus the northern plains, despite cattle grading better in the northern plains. It should also be noted that data submitted in the COF Report is only from feedlots with a 1,000 head capacity or greater, which doesn't account for the multitude of farmer feeders throughout much of the eastern corn-belt in addition to Pennsylvania.

Direct trades have been light as of Thursday, with only Kansas trading a few thousand head at 212.00/cwt in the beef on Wednesday. All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1610 lbs 129.00-134.75; CHOICE 2-3: 1285-1650 lbs 126.00-129.50; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1550 lbs 122.50- 125.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1750 lbs 117.00-120.00, few 122.00-123.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 112.00-116.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1650 lbs 105.00-111.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1000-1325 lbs 128.50-132.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1015-1445 lbs 120.00-126.50; SELECT: 1050-1360 lbs 114.00-121.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-83.50, High dress 84.00-91.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-82.00, High dress 82.00-87.00, Low dress 68.00-75.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.50-79.00, High dress 79.00-82.00, Low dress 62.00-70.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 67.00-73.00, High dress 73.50-75.00, Low dress 60.00-67.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 895-2460 lbs 89.50-95.00, high dress 99.50-108.00, very high dress 110.00-118.00, low dress 78.00-89.50.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher with moderate demand. Heifers traded steady to 10.00-20.00 lower with light to moderate demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 335.00-365.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 344.57/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt. All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 135.00-150.00, 80-90 lbs 115.00-130.00; #2: 95-115 lbs 115.00-135.00, 75-90 lbs 90.00-110.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 70.00-95.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; UTILITY: 65-125 lbs 30.00-60.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 90-110 lbs 95.00-115.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 65.00-95.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 75-80 lbs 45.00-55.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-70 lbs 25.00-55.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 127.00, 95-112 lbs 142.00-155.00, 85-90 lbs 90.00-112.00; #2: 102-115 lbs 139.00-153.00, 95 lbs 125.00-137.00, 83-90 lbs 87.00-110.00; #3: 94-108 lbs 87.00-100.00, 74-84 lbs 50.00-75.00; UTILITY: 83-105 lbs 57.00-61.00, 64-72 lbs 20.00-40.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 114 lbs 150.00, 85-102 lbs 170.00; #2: 93 lbs 160.00, 83 lbs 100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 81-98 lbs 62.00-65.00, 63-71 lbs 20.00-37.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 130.00-135.00, 90-92 lbs 100.00; #2: 106-128 lbs 125.00-132.00, 94-140 lbs 105.00-119.00, 80-92 lbs 75.00-80.00; #3: 72-130 lbs 65.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 40.00- 69.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 95.00-130.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 60.00-85.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 80-105 lbs 35.00-60.00.

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.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 744, Last week 846, Last year 420. CALVES: 488, Last week 452, Last year 350.

Compared to last Monday’s sale, slaughter cows sold mostly steady with exception of some firmness noted for lean cows. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 3.00 lower. Demand was moderate demand for all classes. Cattle supply included 144 slaughter steers, 160 heifers, 272 cows, 201 bulls, and 49 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-83.50, High dress 85.00-91.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 73.00-76.50, High dress 77.50-81.50, Low dress 68.00-71.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.50-76.00, High dress 77.00-79.50, Low dress 62.00-70.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-73.00, High dress 73.50-74.00, Low dress 60.00-65.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 895-2460 lbs 99.50-94.50, high dress 99.50-108.00, very high dress 110.00-118.00, low dress 78.00-87.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week Holstein bull calves sold unevenly steady with good demand. Heifers sold weak with light demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 135.00-150.00, 80-90 lbs 115.00-130.00; #2: 95-115 lbs 115.00-135.00, 75-90 lbs 90.00-110.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 70.00-95.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; UTILITY: 65-125 lbs 30.00-60.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 90-110 lbs 95.00-115.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 65.00-95.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 75-80 lbs 45.00-55.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-70 lbs 25.00-55.00.

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

New Holland Special Feeder Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 189; Last Sale: 233 (Sep 27, 2013).

When compared to last month’s special sale, feeder cattle largely sold with a weaker undertone, although there was some firmness noted in heavier cattle weighing over 800 lbs. Holsteins sold firm as well. Quality was poor, with only a handful of quality consignments that stuck out above the rest. Buyer demand was mostly light with exception of some decent demand for the small percentage of heavy cattle weighing over 800 lbs. Feeder cattle supply consisted of 51 percent steers, 28 percent heifers, and 21 percent bulls. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 400-600 lbs 132.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 130.00-143.00, 800-1000 lbs 128.00-130.00, 1000-1250 lbs 114.00-122.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 128.00-138.00, 700-800 lbs 114.00-127.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 108.00-120.00, 400-600 lbs 103.00-112.00, 600-700 lbs 109.00-116.00, 800-1100 lbs 111.00-115.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 400-600 lbs 129.00-140.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 110.00-120.00, 400-600 lbs 118.00-130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-500 lbs 124.00-136.00, 500-600 lbs 116.00-126.00, 800-1150 lbs 118.00-127.00 Charolais.

Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 202-744-6499. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

Vintage Special Feeder Cattle Sale
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 414; Last Sale: 571.

A good run of cattle for Friday`s special feeder sale found very good buyer interest. Several attractive lots of cattle offered. Buyer turnout was good. Trade was active. Market trends were mostly higher compared to the sale two weeks ago. Demand was good overall. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 180.00-185.00, 400-600 lbs 160.00-176.00 Few Fancy 182.00, 600-700 lbs 155.00-165.00 Few Fancy 170.00, 700-800 lbs 142.00-156.00, 800-900 lbs 130.00-137.00 few Fancy 141.00, 900-1000 lbs 124.00-136.00, 1000-1300 lbs 122.00-134.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 140.00-150.00, 500-700 lbs 137.00-150.00, 700-900 lbs 123.00-130.00, 900-1200 lbs 113.00-122.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEINS: LGE 3: 200-400 lbs 123.00-127.00, 400-600 lbs 115.00-125.00, 600-800 lbs 103.00-112.00, 800-1200 lbs 102.00-105.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-400 lbs 143.00-150.00, 400-500 lbs 150.00-157.00, 500-800 lbs 120.00-130.00 Few Fancy 140.00-142.00, 825 lbs 127.00 Individual. MED/LGE 2: 200-400 lbs 115.00-127.00, 400-500 lbs 132.00-140.00, 500-800 lbs 110.00-120.00, 800-900 lbs 100.00-107.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-400 lbs 150.00-170.00, 400-600 lbs 150.00-172.00, 600-700 lbs 143.00-147.00, 700-800 lbs 115.00-125.00. MED/LGE 2: 200-400 lbs 122.00-125.00, 400-600 lbs 125.00-145.00.

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 Nov. 8.

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 211, Last week 207, Last year 54. CALVES: 119, Last week 139, Last year 39.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold 1.00-2.00 higher with good demand. Slaughter cows sold 1.00-3.00 higher. Cattle supply consisted of 102 steers, 23 heifers, 73 cows, 3 bulls, and 10 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1355-1610 lbs 128.00-131.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1285-1610 lbs 126.50-129.00; SELECT 2-3: 1370-1505 lbs 122.50- 125.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1450-1685 lbs 112.00-117.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1495-1540 lbs 110.50-112.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1000-1325 lbs 124.50-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1015-1445 lbs 120.00-123.00; SELECT: 1175-1360 lbs 114.00-118.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.00-81.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-76.50, High dress 77.50-81.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 66.00-71.50, High dress 72.00-74.50, Low dress 59.00-63.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

BULL CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 115.00-122.00, 90 lbs 95.00-105.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 107.00-117.00, 80-90 lbs 80.00-90.00; #3: 90-125 lbs 85.00-95.00, 70-85 lbs 60.00-80.00; UTILITY: 65-95 lbs 40.00-60.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. Dave Wert, 570-490-5587.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Nov. 8.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 29, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Cattle Receipts: This Week: 378; Last Week: 292; Last Year: 422.

Calf Receipts: This Week: 536; Last Week: 577; Last Year: 565.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly 4.00-5.00 higher compared to a very light test last week. Demand was very good. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 91 steers and heifers, 267 cows, 11 bulls, and 9 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1750 lbs 117.00-120.00, few 122.00-123.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 112.00-116.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1600 lbs 105.00-111.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, high dress 84.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 78.00-82.00, high dress 83.00-87.00, low dress 72.00-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 75.00-79.00, high dress 80.00, low dress 67.00-74.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 67.00-72.50, high dress 74.00-75.00, low dress 62.00-66.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1515-1885 lbs avg dress 92.50-94.50, high dress 97.00, low dress 90.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher. Holstein Heifer calves sold firm. Demand was good for all classes. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 463 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 127.00, 95-112 lbs 142.00-155.00, 85-90 lbs 90.00-112.00; #2: 102-115 lbs 139.00-153.00, 95 lbs 125.00-137.00, 83-90 lbs 87.00-110.00; #3: 94-108 lbs 87.00-100.00, 74-84 lbs 50.00-75.00; UTILITY: 83-105 lbs 57.00-61.00, 64-72 lbs 20.00-40.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 114 lbs 150.00, 85-102 lbs 170.00; #2: 93 lbs 160.00, 83 lbs 100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 81-98 lbs 62.00-65.00, 63-71 lbs 20.00-37.00.

NOTE: Next feeder sale Nov. 8

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

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 764; Last week 948; Last year 1042. CALVES: 559; Last week 649; Last year 1331.

Compared to last week Slaughter steers sold 2.00-3.00 higher. Demand was good. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly 4.00-5.00 higher on a very light test. Slaughter heifers sold 2.00-3.00 higher on a light test. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady with moderate demand. Cattle supplies included 198 slaughter steers; 98 heifers; 410 cows; 45 bulls; and 13 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 130.00-134.75, mostly 132.00-134.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1325-1650 lbs 126.00-129.50; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 124.50-125.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1600 lbs 117.00-119.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 112.00-116.00; SELECT 1-3: 1450-1650 lbs 105.00-111.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1250 lbs 128.50-132.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1250 lbs 123.00-126.50; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1350 lbs 115.50-121.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.50-78.50, High dress 80.50-82.00, Low dress 70.00-74.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.00-83.00, High dress 85.00-86.00, Low dress 70.00-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.50, High dress 81.00-82.00, Low dress 67.00-73.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 70.00-77.00, Low dress 62.00-69.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1020-2270 lbs avg dress 91.50-95.00, low dress 85.00-90.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher with moderate demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 391 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 130.00-135.00, 90-92 lbs 100.00; #2: 106-128 lbs 125.00-132.00, 94-140 lbs 105.00-119.00, 80-92 lbs 75.00-80.00; #3: 72-130 lbs 65.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 40.00-69.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 95.00-130.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 60.00-85.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 80-105 lbs 35.00-60.00.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Oct 17-23, 2013. Sales at Blackstone, Dublin, Lynchburg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant, Springlake, Winchester and Wythe County.

Feeder Cattle: 7161 (Steers 3194; Holstein Steers 411; Heifers 2697; Bulls 859); Last Week 4,660; Last Year 6,930.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 17 head, 300-400 lbs 131.00-197.00; 236 head, 400-500 lbs 111.00-193.00; 467 head, 500-600 lbs 122.00-188.50; 837 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-179.25; 715 head, 700-800 lbs 130.00-162.00; 118 head, 800-900 lbs 133.00-150.25; 21 head, 900-1000 lbs 124.00-148.25. MED/LGE 2: 41 head, 300-400 lbs 143.00-203.00; 149 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-185.00; 172 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-165.00; 97 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-164.50; 49 head, 700-800 lbs 116.00-150.00; 19 head, 800-900 lbs 128.50-140.00; 8 head, 900-1000 lbs 120.00-134.00. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 101.00-189.00; 20 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-181.00; 28 head, 500-600 lbs 90.00-148.75; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-139.50.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 17 head, 500-600 lbs 109.50-113.00; 11 head, 600-700 lbs 101.00-101.50; 48 head, 700-800 lbs 80.00-116.50; 122 head, 800-900 lbs 86.00-116.60; 57 head, 900-1000 lbs 100.50-115.00. LGE 3: 13 head, 200-300 lbs 91.00-137.50; 26 head, 300-400 lbs 98.00-133.00; 10 head, 400-500 lbs 118.50; 31 head, 500-600 lbs 98.00-114.50; 20 head, 600-700 lbs 83.50-101.50. LGE 4: 9 head, 300-400 lbs 73.00-126.00; 4 head, 400-500 lbs 77.00-117.50; 10 head, 500-600 lbs 83.00-107.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 17 head, 300-400 lbs 117.50-200.00; 138 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-183.00; 107 head, 500-600 lbs 129.00-158.00; 61 head, 600-700 lbs 126.00-136.75; 13 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-121.00; 6 head, 1000-1100 lbs 89.00-201.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 6 head, 600-700 lbs 129.50. MED/LGE 2: 50 head, 300-400 lbs 151.00-207.00; 195 head, 400-500 lbs 114.00-182.50; 95 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-169.50; 33 head, 600-700 lbs 101.00-139.00; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 109.00-120.00. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 111.00-148.00; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 113.00-129.00; 4 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 38 head, 300-400 lbs 101.00-162.00; 290 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-160.00; 572 head, 500-600 lbs 81.00-151.50; 383 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-151.00; 147 head, 700-800 lbs 104.00-146.00; 40 head, 800-900 lbs 102.50-134.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 100.00-117.00. MED/LGE 2: 113 head, 300-400 lbs 124.00-168.00; 293 head, 400-500 lbs 111.00-147.00; 265 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-143.50; 154 head, 600-700 lbs 104.00-139.50; 29 head, 700-800 lbs 86.00-133.50; 6 head, 800-900 lbs 114.00-125.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 112.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 4 head, 200-300 lbs 148.00. MED/LGE 3: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 124.00-152.50; 62 head, 400-500 lbs 100.00-142.25; 53 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-134.50; 24 head, 600-700 lbs 100.00-136.00.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 1416 (Steers 430; Heifers 634; Bulls 352).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 32 head, 400-500 lbs 182.50; 70 head, 500-600 lbs 164.75-166.00; 57 head, 600-700 lbs 141.00-146.75; 25 head, 700-800 lbs 139.50-140.50. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 204.00-207.00; 43 head, 400-500 lbs 179.00-182.00; 57 head, 500-600 lbs 163.50-166.00; 36 head, 600-700 lbs 151.00-151.75; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 135.00-139.50. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 184.00; 15 head, 400-500 lbs 168.50-173.50; 17 head, 500-600 lbs 152.50-160.00; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 140.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 155.00-157.00; 55 head, 400-500 lbs 142.50-145.00; 85 head, 500-600 lbs 144.00-145.75; 44 head, 600-700 lbs 139.25-139.50; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 130.00. MED/LGE 2: 33 head, 300-400 lbs 154.00-163.00; 79 head, 400-500 lbs 144.75; 92 head, 500-600 lbs 144.50-146.00; 30 head, 600-700 lbs 140.00-141.25; 13 head, 700-800 lbs 121.00-125.00. MED/LGE 3: 11 head, 300-400 lbs 153.50; 52 head, 400-500 lbs 137.00-140.50; 37 head, 500-600 lbs 127.00-135.50; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 117.00-135.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 201.00-208.00; 61 head, 400-500 lbs 166.00-180.50; 40 head, 500-600 lbs 148.50-151.00; 12 head, 600-700 lbs 134.00. MED/LGE 2: 25 head, 300-400 lbs 206.50-208.00; 120 head, 400-500 lbs 165.00-179.75; 46 head, 500-600 lbs 150.25-151.00; 12 head, 600-700 lbs 134.00.

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

Staunton, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1668 head (Steers 700, Heifers 530, Bulls 438).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 185.00-199.00, 400-500 lbs 158.00-193.00, 500-600 lbs 149.00-177.00, 600-700 lbs 139.00-154.00, 700-800 lbs 137.00-151.00, 800-900 lbs 135.00-154.50, 900-1000 lbs 143.00-150.75, 1000-1100 lbs 115.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 159.00, 400-500 lbs 142.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 140.00-155.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00-145.00, 700-800 lbs 145.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 149.00-159.00, 300-400 lbs 130.00-145.00, 400-500 lbs 132.00-158.00, 500-600 lbs 141.00-157.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00-135.00, 700-800 lbs 110.00-130.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 150.00, 300-400 lbs 125.00-127.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-137.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00, 600-700 lbs 119.00-128.00; MED/LGE 3: 200-300 lbs 135.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 400-500 lbs 145.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 145.00-151.00, 600-700 lbs 135.00-148.00, 700-800 lbs 125.00-130.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs 134.00-139.00, 500-600 lbs 126.00-131.00, 600-700 lbs 128.00, 700-800 lbs 120.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs 133.00.

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

Tri-State, VA Feeder Cattle Sale
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1445 head (Steers 405, Holstein Steers 19, Heifers 634, Bulls 387).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 215.00, 300-400 lbs 180.00-222.50, 400-500 lbs 175.00-190.00, 500-600 lbs 155.00-171.00, 600-700 lbs 149.00-157.00, 700-800 lbs 135.00-149.50, 800-900 lbs 138.00-140.00, 900-1000 lbs 135.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 204.00-206.00, 300-400 lbs 170.00-202.00, 400-500 lbs 160.00-176.00, 500-600 lbs 145.00-157.00, 600-700 lbs 145.00-154.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-139.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs 129.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 300-400 lbs 127.00, 500-600 lbs 105.00, 600-700 lbs 98.00, 700-800 lbs 95.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 153.00-190.00, 300-400 lbs 159.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 139.00-161.00, 500-600 lbs 131.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00-145.25, 700-800 lbs 118.00-129.00, 800-900 lbs 118.00-123.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 143.00-152.00, 300-400 lbs 147.00-165.00, 400-500 lbs 133.00-149.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-135.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-131.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00-120.00. MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 126.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 115.00-128.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 200.00-215.00, 300-400 lbs 187.50-210.00, 400-500 lbs 171.00-184.00, 500-600 lbs 150.00-169.00, 600-700 lbs 135.00-145.00, 700-800 lbs 123.00-133.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 165.00, 300-400 lbs 180.00-200.00, 400-500 lbs 135.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 139.00-152.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-139.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00-124.00; MED/LGE 3: 200-300 lbs 142.50-148.00.

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

Winchester, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1095 head (Steers 243, Heifers 427, Bulls 425).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 176.00-197.00, 400-500 lbs 169.00-192.00, 500-600 lbs 152.00-179.00, 600-700 lbs 141.00-167.00, 700-800 lbs 141.50-150.00, 800-900 lbs 135.00-145.00, 900-1000 lbs 124.00, 1000-1100 lbs 110.50; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 168.00-181.00, 400-500 lbs 159.00-177.00, 500-600 lbs 138.00-157.00, 600-700 lbs 129.00-152.00, 700-800 lbs 132.00-138.50, 800-900 lbs 120.00-128.00, 1000-1100 lbs 94.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 131.00-154.00, 400-500 lbs 135.00-150.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-149.50, 600-700 lbs 125.00-141.00, 700-800 lbs 128.50, 800-900 lbs 116.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 118.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 109.00-130.00, 500-600 lbs 114.00-128.00, 600-700 lbs 108.00-126.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00, 800-900 lbs 106.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 181.00-208.00, 300-400 lbs 184.00-215.00, 400-500 lbs 164.50-187.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-153.50, 600-700 lbs 130.00-152.00, 700-800 lbs 116.00-123.00, 800-900 lbs 111.00-120.00, 900-1000 lbs 96.00-107.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 166.00-186.00, 300-400 lbs 162.00-188.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-158.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-133.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-135.00.

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

Jackson County, W. VA, Feeders
Charleston, W. Va.
Oct. 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 814.

Slaughter cows made up 7 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 1 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, other cows 0 percent, and feeders 89 percent. The feeder supply included 19 percent steers, 49 percent heifers, and 32 percent bulls. Near 19 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 305-325 lbs 196.00-200.00; 10 head, 353-395 lbs 182.50-202.00; 4 head, 371 lbs 140.00 exotic; 15 head, 410-442 lbs 120.00-199.00; 13 head, 429 lbs 203.00 value added; 12 head, 452-471 lbs 167.50-187.50; 12 head, 510-537 lbs 147.50-162.50; 8 head, 565-595 lbs 145.00-160.00; 14 head, 605-640 lbs 145.00-157.00; 5 head, 625 lbs 135.00 red; 8 head, 655-663 lbs 141.50-142.50; 4 head, 725-726 lbs 130.00-147.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 232-245 lbs 140.00-177.00; 13 head, 260-295 lbs 165.00-176.00; 34 head, 307-340 lbs 147.00-170.00; 5 head, 310 lbs 145.00 smoke; 10 head, 370-377 lbs 148.00-156.00; 5 head, 393 lbs 137.50 red; 10 head, 360-370 lbs 140.00-141.00 smoke; 50 head, 400-448 lbs 147.00-170.00; 27 head, 450-491 lbs 135.00-149.00; 6 head, 460-480 lbs 135.00 red; 7 head, 455-480 lbs 117.00-142.50 smoke; 20 head, 505-530 lbs 125.00-145.00; 51 head, 550-596 lbs 122.50-140.00; 11 head, 550-585 lbs 112.50-132.50 smoke; 13 head, 606-625 lbs 120.00-132.50; 8 head, 667-690 lbs 110.00-120.00; 5 head, 765-765 lbs 119.00; 7 head, 827-832 lbs 95.00-110.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 405-425 lbs 120.00-137.00; 10 head, 460-490 lbs 133.00-134.00; 10 head, 515-520 lbs 110.00-120.00; 8 head, 555-577 lbs 115.00-132.50; 10 head, 610-630 lbs 110.00-117.50. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 570-580 lbs 100.00-110.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 10 head, 255-280 lbs 185.00-190.00; 9 head, 315-345 lbs 180.00-196.00; 19 head, 365-391 lbs 174.00-200.00; 11 head, 410-447 lbs 185.00-195.00; 4 head, 415-440 lbs 140.00-172.50 red; 22 head, 450-485 lbs 160.00-185.00; 4 head, 483 lbs 144.00 red; 17 head, 500-540 lbs 140.00-152.50; 22 head, 555-585 lbs 135.00-155.00 ; 5 head, 590 lbs 135.00 smoke; 18 head, 600-645 lbs 131.00-140.00; 8 head, 665-680 lbs 123.00-130.00; 5 head, 675 lbs 123.00 red; 9 head, 705-725 lbs 100.00-125.00; 5 head, 750 lbs 127.50. MED/LGE 2: 11 head, 410-430 lbs 127.50-173.00; 5 head, 495 lbs 157.50; 18 head, 570-595 lbs 130.00-132.50. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 375 lbs 140.00.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Dan Schussler, 803-737-4621.

South Branch, W.Va. Feeder Cattle Sale
Charleston, W.Va.
Oct. 26, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 1157.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 53 percent steers, 44 percent heifers, and 3 percent bulls.

FEEDER STEERS: LGE 1: 17 head, 496 lbs 191.50 blk/bwf; 49 head, 555 lbs 168.25 blk/bwf; 76 head, 660 lbs 157.50 blk/bwf; 28 head, 744 lbs 146.00 blk/bwf; 5 head, 1075 lbs 116.50. MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 560 lbs 164.00 smoke. MED 1: 17 head, 429 lbs 197.00 blk/bwf; 36 head, 498 lbs 191.50 blk; 10 head, 499 lbs 191.00 blk/bwf; 75 head, 569 lbs 168.00-170.00 blk; 18 head, 570 lbs 168.25 bwf; 75 head, 649 lbs 157.75 blk/bwf; 27 head, 755 lbs 146.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 349 lbs 204.00; 30 head, 415 lbs 190.00 blk/bwf; 40 head, 487 lbs 185.00 blk/bwf; 24 head, 555 lbs 165.00 blk/bwf; 17 head, 635 lbs 146.25 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 537 lbs 129.00; 9 head, 564-569 lbs 118.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: LGE 1: 4 head, 844 lbs 115.00. MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 282 lbs 156.00; 34 head, 427 lbs 152.00 blk; 91 head, 495 lbs 151.00-152.00 blk/bwf; 4 head, 546 lbs 144.00 smoke; 4 head, 546 lbs 139.00 rwf; 88 head, 566 lbs 146.00 blk/bwf; 5 head, 637 lbs 128.00 smoke; 64 head, 653 lbs 141.75 blk/bwf; 10 head, 746 lbs 131.50 blk. MED 1: 4 head, 351 lbs 154.00 blk. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 333 lbs 156.00 blk; 34 head, 422 lbs 151.50; 58 head, 492 lbs 148.00 blk/bwf; 35 head, 554 lbs 143.50 blk/bwf; 26 head, 653 lbs 138.50 blk/bwf; 4 head, 746 lbs 125.5. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 438 lbs 121.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 416 lbs 171.00 blk; 6 head, 611 lbs 138.00.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 997; Last Week: 1212; Year Ago: 898.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate. Sows traded mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 72.00-76.50, 300-400 lbs 71.50-74.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 63.00-70.50.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 62.00-66.50, 500-700 lbs 68.50-70.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 23.00-26.00.

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

Carlisle Graded Feeder Pig Sale
Carlisle, Pa.
Oct. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Receipts: 485; Last Sale: 427.

All pigs were weighed on arrival and sold by the hundred weight.

US 1-2: 13 head, 42 lbs 110.00; 78 head, 53-56 lbs 105.00-110.00; 8 head, 61-67 lbs 90.00-97.00; 7 head, 61 lbs 65.00 with tails; 212 head, 70-79 lbs 82.00-100.00; 6 head, 88 lbs 62.00 with tails; 20 head, 91 lbs 81.00; 20 head, 109-157 lbs 63.00-76.00 with tails.

US 2: 7 head, 95 lbs 73.00.

US 2-3: 10 head, 36-47 lbs 90.00-108.00 with tails; 18 head, 59-74 lbs 44.00-66.00 with tails.

AS IS: 2 head, 45 lbs 68.00; 7 head, 70-73 lbs 24.00-70.00; 3 head, 100-128 lbs 41.00.

NOTE: Next graded feeder pig sale will be Nov. 15

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

151 total head. Overall market steady to 200.00 higher. Prices per head.

Work: 350.00-450.00.

Driving: 350.00-1425.00.

Riding: 135.00-625.00.

Better Riding: 650.00-1050.00.

Registered Riding: 350.00-1750.00.

Ponies: 135.00-350.00.

Large Ponies: 150.00-500.00.

Colts: 100.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1896; Last Monday: 1698; Year Ago: 1234.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1439; Last Monday: 1444; Year Ago: 1208.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 78 percent lambs, 18 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 174.00-187.00, lbs hair sheep 158.00-187.00, 60-80 lbs 156.00-174.00, hair sheep 162.00- 176.00, 80-110 lbs 158.00-180.00, hair sheep 157.00-164.00, 110-120 lbs 168.00-188.00,130-160 lbs 160.00-174.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 50-60 lbs 225.00-230.00, 60-80 lbs 196.00-212.00, hair sheep 228.00-232.00, 80-110 lbs 190.00- 200.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-50 lbs 140.00- 144.00, 50-60 lbs hair sheep 156.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs hair sheep 144.00-156.00, 70-80 lbs 134.00-154.00, 80-110 lbs 144.00-155.00, hair sheep 140.00-158.00, 110-130 lbs 136.00-150.00, 130-150 lbs 138.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 90-130 lbs hair sheep 58.00-70.00, 130-160 lbs 62.00-68.00, 160-190 lbs 64.00-70.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 90-110 lbs hair sheep 40.00-54.00, 110- 130 lbs 36.00-50.00, hair sheep 36.00-54.00, 130-200 lbs 40.00- 52.00, 160-170 lbs hair sheep 36.00-40.00; CULL 1-2: 120-130 lbs 34.00-36.00, 170-190 lbs 28.00-32.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 100-150 lbs hair sheep 40.00-46.00, 150-200 lbs 66.00-112.00, 180 lbs hair sheep 80.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 20.00 lower. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly steady. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 54 percent Slaughter Kids, 34 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 12 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 117.00-145.00, 60-80 lbs 120.00-157.00, 80-100 lbs 130.00-170.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 88.00-107.00, 60-80 lbs 82.00-120.00, 80-100 lbs 85.00-122.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 44.00-77.00, 60-80 lbs 58.00-97.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 90-125 lbs 125.00-155.00, 130-140 lbs 157.00-162.00; SEL 2: 70-80 lbs 98.00-115.00, 80-125 lbs 110.00-145.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 54.00-92.00, 80-100 lbs 65.00-88.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 120-150 lbs 202.00-252.00, 150-200 lbs 202.00-290.00; SEL 2: 110-150 lbs 157.00-200.00, 150-170 lbs 135.00-225.00; SEL 3: 110-150 lbs 100.00-175.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 70-90 lbs 160.00-200.00, 90-110 lbs 187.00-210.00, 110-150 lbs 210.00-260.00, 150-200 lbs 255.00- 305.00; SEL 2: 70-90 lbs 130.00-160.00, 90-110 lbs 155.00-200.00.

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.
Oct. 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (260 Head) Spring Crop: 105-130 lbs 1.33, 85-105 lbs 1.35.

FEEDER LAMBS: (87 Head) Spring Crop: 70-85 lbs 1.40, 50-60 lbs 1.27.

SLAUGHTER EWES: (27 Head) Thin: 26; Flesh: 43-48.

SLAUGHTER RAMS (5 head): Flesh: 42-48.

Goats: 14 Head.

KIDS: Sel 1: 20-40 lbs 48, 40-60 lbs 101, 60-80 lbs 134-141; Sel 2: 40-60 lbs 63.

SLAUGHTER BILLIES: Small Sel 1: 98.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES: Big Sel 1: 111.

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

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 352; Last Sale: 182; Last Year: No Report.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly 100.00-300.00 higher. Demand was very good. Attendance very good for the Annual Dairy Show and Sale. Grand Champion and Reserve were both from the Fresh Cow Class. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly firm. Demand was good. Wednesday’s supply included 131 fresh milking cows, 11 short-bred cows, 29 springing cows, 28 short-bred heifers, 39 springing heifers, 67 open heifers, and 21 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

GRAND CHAMPION: 2600.00.

RESERVE: 2400.00.

SHOW COWS/HEIFERS: 1500.00-4700.00 (2418.75 avg).

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1800.00-2450.00; Approved: 1400.00-1750.00; Medium: 1200.00-1375.00; Common: 900.00-1150.00.

SHORT BRED COWS (1-3 months): Approved: 1350.00 Individual.

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1600.00-1800.00; Approved: 1500.00-1600.00; Medium: 1125.00-1300.00; Common: 950.00-1050.00.

CULL COWS: 875.00-1050.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1200.00-1225.00; Appoved: 1100.00-1150.00; Medium: 750.00-875.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1350.00-1375.00; Approved: 1175.00-1275.00; Medium: 1000.00-1100.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1525.00-1700.00; Approved: 1350.00-1475.00; Medium: 1150.00-1300.00; Common: 1000.00-1050.00;

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 400.00-450.00; Medium: 250.00-325.00; Common: 125.00-185.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 575.00-650.00; Medium: 425.00-500.00; Common: 300.00-350.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 785.00-885.00; Medium: 675.00-750.00; Common: 575.00-660.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 375.00-450.00, 600-900 lbs 475.00-750.00, Jersey/Crossbred 725.00, 900-1200 lbs 850.00-1100.00, Jersey/Crossbred 800.00, 1200-1500 lbs 900-1275.00.

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.
Oct. 30, 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 $1.52 per pound for the week ending October 26, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 4.4 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.80 per pound for the week ending October 26, 2013. The price per pound increased 0.9 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.80 per pound, up 3.1 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 56.0 cents per pound for the week ending October 26, 2013. The US price per pound decreased 1.1 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 $1.85 per pound for the week ending October 26, 2013. The US price per pound increased 0.3 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Oct. 30, 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 1.9578-2.0902.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.88-1.93. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.63-1.68.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 120, Out 0; LAST WK: In 178, Out 0; LAST YR: In 39, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: In 0, Out 0.

Milk delivery load weights are increasing in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, which is an indication that milk production is on the rise. Plant managers are commenting that component levels are also increasing. Balancing plant intake volumes are adequate to cover fluid contract needs, leaving only marginal supplies available for spot sales or manufacturing.

A number of hard frosts have brought about a conclusion to the growing season in both regions. Harvest activities are very active in both regions with corn and soybean conditions rated as mostly good to excellent. Haylage continues to be chopped in both regions as producers attempt to ensure adequate forage supplies for the upcoming winter. There is concern in areas of New England that supplies of quality forages will run short prior to the end of winter. A period of cooler weather this past week has prompted milk production increases in Florida.

Class I demand continues to be strong. Pastures are drying out as significant rainfall has not occurred for nearly two weeks. The increase in milk production lowered the total number of import spot loads to 120 this week. Milk supplies in the Southeast are in balance with demand. Manufacturing supplies are being held to their contract minimums. Milk production is increasing along the seasonal trend and Class I demand continues to be fairly strong.

Cream demand remains very good and supplies are tight. Those buyers looking for additional loads may have problems securing desired supplies within region. Strong pulls are coming from cream cheese, sour cream, cream based dips, butter manufacturers with even some eggnog beginning to be produced. Spot cream sales are light with cream multiples for all classes ranging this week, 1.33-1.42.

Condensed skim milk supplies are moving through contracts, but Class II spot sales have declined significantly, due to the high cost with some loads, including trucking up to $2.00/lb. or more. Class IV manufacturing of condensed skim is light.

rick.whipp@ams.usda.gov

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Oct. 28, 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: 4.08 bu, 7.30 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.80 bu, 11.36 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 3.08 bu, 6.59 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.20 bu, 9.98 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 12.27 bu, 20.50 cwt.

EAR CORN: 116.50 ton, 5.83 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 250.50 ton, 12.53 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 216.25 ton, 10.81 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 177.50 ton, 8.88 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week's opening cash bids, corn and bean prices were relatively unchanged. Basis in the central region of the state have been mostly 40 cents under the Chicago Board, while eastern bids are fairly evenly distributed across a 40 cent range from flat with the December contracts to 40 cents under. Corn harvest is more than halfway complete across most of the state. Field reports have implied higher yields in most regions, with average yields at worst. Grain elevators across the south and central region have reported larger volumes of corn being traded and in anticipation have put up additional storage to accommodate this year's large crop. On farm storage has also increased as some farmers aim to hold onto this year's harvest in hopes of better prices in the months to come.

USDA's Crop Progress Report released Monday indicated that 59% of the US corn crop and 77% of the Soybean crop has been harvested. This compares to 62% and 77% respectively on the 5 yr average. Heavy rains and some wintery weather across the plains may increase harvest delays by mid-week, but on the plus side it will be added benefit to this year's winter wheat crop which is off to an excellent start. Soybean exports out of the Gulf of Mexico are at a robust pace, with 83.6 million bushels committed to China and unknown destinations. This is 83% larger than last year's level. Wheat exports are slowing but remain 140% above a year ago. 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 spot cash bids.

Us No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 4.0000-4.4000, up 2-dn 1.75, -40Z to OptZ, up 3.75-unch. CENTRAL: 3.9500-4.3700, up 5-unch, -45Z to -3Z, up 6.75-up 1.75. WESTERN: 3.8000-4.0000, dn 16.75-dn 75, -60Z to -40Z, dn 15-dn 73.25.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.8700-7.5000, dn 12-dn 40.75, -4Z to 59Z, up 2.75-dn 26. CENTRAL: 6.3000-7.0000, unch-up 60, -61Z to 9Z, up 14.75-up 74.75. WESTERN: 6.1300-7.1100, up 13-up 90, -78Z to 20Z, up 27.75-up 104.75.

Us No 3 Feed Barley: EASTERN: 2.8000-3.2500, unch. CENTRAL: 3.0000-3.5000, up 25-up 35. WESTERN: N/A.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: N/A. CENTRAL: 2.8000-3.2000, up 30-unch, -53Z to -13Z, up 32.75-up 2.75. WESTERN: 3.3000-3.5000, up 5-unch, -3Z to 17Z, up 7.75-up 2.75.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 12.4000-12.6500, up 5-dn 1, -60X to -35X, dn 3.75-dn 9.75. CENTRAL: 11.9000-12.4000, up 10-dn 15, -110X to -60X, up 1.25-dn 23.75. WESTERN: 12.2000-12.3300, up 8.75-dn 3, -80X to -67X , unch-dn 11.75.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn: 4.23; Wheat: 7.13; Barley: 2.99; Oats: N/A; Soybeans: 12.49. CENTRAL: Corn: 4.10; Wheat: 6.65; Barley: 3.17; Oats: 2.97; Soybeans: 12.06. WESTERN: Corn: 3.90; Wheat: 6.62; Barley: N/A; Oats: 3.43; Soybeans: 12.27.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Dealer Hay & Straw Market for Eastern, Pa.: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton. Compared to last week, hay sold steady to 5.00 higher and straw 10.00-20.00 higher. ALFALFA: 130.00-275.00. MIXED: 70.00-265.00. TIMOTHY: 70.00-190.00. STRAW: 70.00-160.00. MULCH: 40.00-50.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 121 loads. Straw: 12 loads. ALFALFA: 182.00-415.00. MIXED: 100.00-385.00. TIMOTHY: 110.00-315.00. GRASS: 100.00-380.00. STRAW: 145.00-295.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 43 loads; Straw: 5 loads. ALFALFA: 185.00-250.00. MIXED: 105.00-310.00. TIMOTHY: 120.00-215.00. GRASS: 60.00-370.00. STRAW: 90.00-200.00.

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

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
Oct. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Bi-Weekly Weighted Average Report for the Week 10/18/2013 - 10/26/2013.

Compared with the last reported prices national organic grain and feedstuff prices were mixed. Market activity was more active as we move further into the harvest season for corn and soybeans. Demand for feed grade corn and soybeans remained good. Crop conditions were better than expected overall despite limited moisture during the growing season.

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: 9.00-12.50, last report 13.04, yr ago 15.20. FEED YELLOW: 9.00-12.00, last report 11.22, yr ago 14.77.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: FOOD GRADE: 27.00-30.00, last report 28.63, yr ago 29.75. FEED GRADE: 24.00-28.00, last report 26.75, yr ago 27.97. MEAL: 1125.00, yr ago 1175.00.

ORGANIC OATS: NC FEED GRADE: last report 5.88.

ORGANIC BARLEY: NC FEED GRADE: last report 9.00.

ORGANIC WHEAT: FEED GRADE HRS: last report 10.50. NC FEED GRADE SRW: yr ago 11.82. NC FOOD GRADE HRW: last report 14.25. NC FEED GRADE HRW: 9.50-12.42.

NC FEED SOYBEANS: 24.00.

ALFALFA: Supreme Large Squares: 290.00-300.00. Premium Large Squares: 260.00.

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

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

US Peanut Stocks & Processing
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 29, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Shelled Edible Grade Utilization Up 4%

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 2.19 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on September 30, 2013 totaled 2.19 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.62 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 1.30 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 834 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 62.0 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 627 million pounds of which 590 million pounds were edible grades and 37.3 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 92.3 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 483 million pounds of Runners, and 14.4 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in September totaled 438 million pounds. Millings by type were 54.2 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 381 million pounds of Runners, and 2.21 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 174 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during September. Utilization by type was 92.5 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 38.0 million pounds for peanut candy, and 41.2 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 47.2 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 1.75 million pounds of peanut butter and 25,920 pounds of roasted peanuts during September.

Stocks of treated seed on hand September 30, 2013 totaled 1,707,000 pounds, compared with 1,706,000 pounds on August 31, 2013. Of the September total, 283,000 pounds were Virginias and Valencias. August stocks of treated seed included 356,000 pounds of Virginias and Valencias.

Stocks estimates refer to September 30, 2013. All other data are for the month of September.

Released October 29, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Poultry Slaughter
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Ready-to-Cook Weight Up 5%

Poultry CERTIFIED WHOLESOME during September 2013 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.60 billion pounds, up 5 percent from the amount certified in September 2012. The August 2013 revised certified total at 3.84 billion pounds, was down 2 percent from August 2012. The August revision represented an increase of 477 thousand pounds from last month's preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary TOTAL LIVE WEIGHT of all federally inspected poultry during September 2013 was 4.76 billion pounds, up 5 percent from 4.55 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.13 billion pounds, up 6 percent from September 2012. Mature chickens, at 69.0 million pounds, were down slightly from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 551 million pounds, down 3 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 13.4 million pounds, up 11 percent from last year.

Young CHICKENS SLAUGHTERED during September 2013 averaged 5.95 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from September 2012. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.88 pounds per bird, down slightly from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during September 2013 averaged 30.2 pounds per bird, up 3 percent from September 2012.

ANTE-MORTEM CONDEMNATIONS during September 2013 totaled 9.59 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.20 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.20 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 31.9 million pounds, were 0.88 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 0.85 percent a year earlier.

September 2012 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays. September 2013 contained 21 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

Released October 24, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Rice Stocks
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 29, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

California Rough Rice Stocks Up 18%

California rough rice stocks in all positions on October 1, 2013, totaled 2.93 million hundredweight (cwt), up 18 percent from the total on October 1, 2012 of 2.48 million cwt. California rough rice stocks were down 64 percent from the August 1, 2013 level. Medium grain varieties accounted for 69 percent of the total rough rice, while long and short varieties combined to account for 31 percent of the total rough rice stocks.

California milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 1.21 million cwt, down 9 percent from the August 1, 2013 level and 16 percent below a year ago.

Released October 29, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Turkeys
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Eggs in Incubators Down 2%

Turkey eggs in incubators on October 1, 2013, in the United States totaled 26.5 million, down 2 percent from October 1, 2012. Eggs in incubators were up 4 percent from the September 1, 2013 total of 25.5 million eggs.

Poults Hatched Down 2%

Turkey poults hatched during September 2013, in the United States totaled 20.9 million, down 2 percent from September 2012. Poults hatched were down 8 percent from the August 2013 total of 22.8 million poults.

Net Poults Placed Down 5%

The 19.9 million net poults placed during September 2013 in the United States were down 5 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 12 percent from the August 2013 total of 22.6 million.

Released October 30, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
Oct. 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 9/28: 2887; Week ending 10/5: 1651; Week ending 10/12: 1740; Week ending 10/19: 2169; 2013 to date: 11693; 2012 to date: 19953; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 9/28: 6799; Week ending 10/5: 6450; Week ending 10/12: 5912; Week ending 10/19: 10566; 2013 to date: 42452; 2012 to date: 48367; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 9/28: 9686; Week ending 10/5: 8101; Week ending 10/12: 7652; Week ending 10/19: 12735; 2013 to date: 54145; 2012 to date: 68320; Final 2012: 263978.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Offerings to processors continue as harvest continues in full swing. Trading canners moderate, juice active. Price juice lower, canners about steady. Canners U.S. One f.o.b. packing house or receiving station per cwt Golden Delicious, York, McIntosh 2 3/4 inch minimum $10.00-11.00, 2 1/2 inch minimum $9.50-10.00 occas lower, Other Varieties mostly Golden Delicious, Empire, Fuji, Idared, Jonagold 2 3/4 inch minimum $8.50-9.00, 2 1/2 inch minimum $7.50-8.50 occas lower; Straight loads of juice stock per hundredweight (cwt) U.S. Cider grade various varieties $5.00-6.50 occas higher. Crop size is running slightly smaller than average. Bins are in tight supply as yards and storages are running at or near capacity. Fruit quality is very good.

NEW YORK: Movement is expected to remain about the same. Trading is fairly active for Juice Stock and moderate for Canners/Peelers. Harvest in the Hudson Valley and Champlain Valley is closing in on completion. West and Central areas should be completed by the first part of November. Overall most yields have been fairly good this year. Temperatures have been near normal across the State, with daytime highs in the 50s and 60s and nighttime low temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Purchase prices are variety, size and quality dependent. Prices for processing apples on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 F.O.B. packing house or receiving station per cwt. 2013 crop: Canners/Peelers - (Utilizing All Available Varieties): $9.50-10.00, occasional higher and lower. Includes previous commitments. Juice Stock - (Utilizing All Available Varieties): $5.00-8.00, mostly $5.50-$6.50, occasional higher. Includes previous commitments.

Apple Juice Concentrate Imports

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE IMPORTS, PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period October 17 - 23, 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 $8.25-8.30.

Shipping Point Trends

Not available.

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


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