Market Reports for November 9, 2013

11/9/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Nov. 8, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 128.65; Last week 127.75; Last year 122.15.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 118.15; Last week 115.15; Last year 106.30.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 127.00; Last week 125.75; Last year 117.75.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 77.95; Last week 78.75; Last year 72.40.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 75.00; Last week 75.45; Last year 71.75.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 92.25; Last week 94.60; Last year 87.20.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 71.50; Last week 74.00; Last year 64.50.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 154.00; Last week 168.50; Last year 132.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 150.40; Last week 120.25; Last year 99.75.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 165.50; Last week 143.50; Last year 144.00.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 2752; Last week 3105; Last year 5323. CALVES: This week 2727; Last week 2463; Last year 2926. HOGS: This week 1039; Last week 1278; Last year 1234. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year 931. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2003; Last week 1815; Last year 3577. GOATS: This week 1482; Last week 1449; Last year 3203.

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

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

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Holstein heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold steady. Sows sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Sheep and Lambs: When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight, on actual weights.

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

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 8, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2554; Last week 2449; Last year 3834. CALVES: 1669; Last week 1702; Last year 1863.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold steady to firm with very good demand. Both conventional and kosher buyers have been active this week intensely seeking cattle amongst lighter supplies going into the late fall. Quality has been good throughout the week.

Direct markets in the Midwest traded a light to moderate volume of cattle at 131.00/cwt in Texas, Kansas, and Nebraska on Thursday afternoon. Prices were mostly 1.00 lower from the previous week with heavier Show-List of about 28,000 head making it more difficult to negotiate higher prices this week. Additional trade is expected to commence later this week.

Cow markets across Pennsylvania traded steady this week on moderate supplies and with moderate demand. Bullish undertones are still set for the cow market as cow slaughter has dropped significantly since this time last year. Beef cow slaughter is down 20% from a year ago, while Dairy cow slaughter is down 3%. Projected returns for cow- calf producers are quite attractive and are influencing cattleman to cull fewer cows in addition to retaining heifers; both limiting the amount of cows and heifers that would otherwise go into beef production.

Fat cattle supplies may become particularly light before the end of the year based on the time and weight cattle went on feed this past summer. Currently there is an ample volume of cattle weighing over 1200 lbs in feedlots. These cattle will be marketed in the coming weeks, but follow up supplies are expected to be far more limited, which may set the stage for a rally as we transition into the New Year.

Beef values have pulled back slightly from last week as the Choice cutouts lost only 0.60/cwt since last Friday's close to this Thursday's close of 203.99/cwt. The Choice Select spread is at 13.82/cwt. 50% Fatty Trim values have held their elevated level and was reported at 117.61/cwt Thursday.

Drop value is also helping the cutout and was reported at an elevated level of 14.65/cwt. Cow beef was quoted at 156.63/cwt based on the National Cutter Cow cutout value, with 90% lean boneless at 192.81/cwt.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1265-1605 lbs 130.00-134.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1650 lbs 125.00-131.50; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1660 lbs 118.00- 125.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1700 lbs 117.00-124.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 113.00-119.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1650 lbs 107.00-113.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1250 lbs 128.50-129.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1430 lbs 123.00-126.00; SELECT 2-3: 1050-1350 lbs 119.00- 120.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.00-84.50, High dress 84.50-92.00, Low dress 70.00-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 72.00-82.50, High dress 82.50-87.00, Low dress 63.50-72.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-80.00, High dress 80.00-82.00, Low dress 60.00-70.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 66.50-73.50, High dress 73.50-77.00, Low dress 55.00-66.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2170 lbs 88.00-96.00, high dress 96.00-109.00, very high dress 112.00-127.00, low dress 79.00-86.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves staged a large rally trading anywhere from 40.00-70.00 higher. Demand has been very good for both dairy beef orders as well as special fed veal production. Heifers advanced 10.00-20.00 higher with moderate to good demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 335.00-370.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 346.30/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 145.00-165.00, 80-90 lbs 130.00-145.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 120.00-145.00, 80-90 lbs 110.00-130.00; #3: 95-115 lbs 80.00-120.00, 75-90 lbs 60.00-90.00; UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 30.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-105 lbs 140.00-160.00; #2: 75-95 lbs 50.00-80.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 70-80 lbs 60.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-85 lbs 20.00-50.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 111-121 lbs 157.00-171.00, 103 lbs 179.00, 95 lbs 197.00, 90 lbs 140.00; #2: 111-113 lbs 187.00- 193.00, 95-103 lbs 216.00-234.00, 84-90 lbs 147.00-165.00; #3: 93-111 lbs 137.00-145.00, 83-84 lbs 129.00-130.00, 74 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 81-103 lbs 35.00-40.00, 74 lbs 20.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 118 lbs 165.00, 94-101 lbs 187.00, 85 lbs 130.00; #2: 93-103 lbs 172.00-180.00, 73-82 lbs 70.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 63-82 lbs 20.00-50.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 114-128 lbs 152.00-163.00, 90-112 lbs 165.00-180.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 162.00, 94-118 lbs 171.00-185.00, 80-92 lbs 122.00-160.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 95.00-147.00, 72-78 lbs 50.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 35.00-45.00, 60-88 lbs 17.00-30.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-105 lbs 90.00-140.00; #2: 70-105 lbs 50.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-75 lbs 20.00-30.00.

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.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 862; Last week 744; Last year 913. CALVES: 421; Last week 488; Last year 433.

Compared to last Monday’s sale, slaughter cows sold mostly steady with moderate demand. Slaughter bulls sold steady to firm with moderate demand. Cattle supply included 124 slaughter steers, 150 heifers, 321 cows, 165 bulls, and 102 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 79.00-84.50, High dress 85.00-92.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, High dress 78.00-84.00, Low dress 63.50-71.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-75.00, Low dress 60.00-69.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 66.50-71.00, High dress 72.50-74.50, Low dress 55.00-64.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-1875 lbs 89.00-96.00, high dress 99.00-109.00, very high dress 112.00-127.00, low dress 79.00-86.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week Holstein bull calves sold 10.00-15.00 higher with good demand. Heifers sold firm with good demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 145.00-165.00, 80-90 lbs 130.00-145.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 120.00-145.00, 80-90 lbs 110.00-130.00; #3: 95-115 lbs 80.00-120.00, 75-90 lbs 60.00-90.00; UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 30.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-105 lbs 140.00-160.00; #2: 75-95 lbs 50.00-80.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 70-80 lbs 60.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-85 lbs 20.00-50.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 234; Last week 211; Last year 314. CALVES: 114; Last week 119; Last year 136.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold 2.00-3.00 higher with good demand. Slaughter cows sold steady. Cattle supply consisted of 141 steers, 5 heifers, 74 cows, 1 bull, and 13 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1265-1605 lbs 132.50-134.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1540 lbs 128.00-131.50; SELECT 2-3: 1360-1660 lbs 123.00- 127.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1430 lbs 126.50-129.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-82.00, High dress 82.00-84.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.50-76.00, High dress 77.00-79.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 66.50-70.00, Low dress 58.50-61.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold mostly 10.00 higher with good demand. All prices per cwt.

BULL CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 125.00-137.00, 90 lbs 102.00-112.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 110.00-120.00, 80-90 lbs 92.00-105.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 75.00-95.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 20.00-60.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Nov. 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 327; Last week 378; Last year 412. CALVES: 542; Last week 536; Last year 619.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly steady on a very light test. Demand was good. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 30 steers and heifers, 280 cows, 9 bulls, and 8 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1700 lbs 117.00-120.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 113.00-115.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1600 lbs 110.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 82.00-82.50, Low dress 72.00-77.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-82.50, High dress 84.50-87.00, Low dress 71.50-76.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.00, High dress 81.50-82.00, Low dress 68.50-75.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.50-73.50, High dress 74.00-76.00, Low dress 62.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1515-1885 lbs avg dress 88.00-92.50, high dress 95.00-95.50, low dress 78.50-85.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 50.00-70.00 higher. Holstein Heifer calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher. Demand was very good for all classes. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 444 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 111-121 lbs 157.00-171.00, 103 lbs 179.00, 95 lbs 197.00, 90 lbs 140.00; #2: 111-113 lbs 187.00-193.00, 95-103 lbs 216.00-234.00, 84-90 lbs 147.00-165.00; #3: 93-111 lbs 137.00-145.00, 83-84 lbs 129.00-130.00, 74 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 81-103 lbs 35.00-40.00, 74 lbs 20.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 118 lbs 165.00, 94-101 lbs 187.00, 85 lbs 130.00; #2: 93-103 lbs 172.00-180.00, 73-82 lbs 70.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 63-82 lbs 20.00-50.00.

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

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 927; Last week 764; Last year 1038. CALVES: 592; Last week 559; Last year 675.

Compared to last week Slaughter steers sold mostly steady. Demand was good. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly 2.00- 3.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold firm on a light test. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady with moderate demand. Cattle supplies included 321 slaughter steers; 86 heifers; 416 cows; 56 bulls; and 35 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 130.00-134.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1325-1650 lbs 125.00-130.00; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 118.00-124.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1600 lbs 120.00-124.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 115.00-119.00; SELECT 1-3: 1450-1650 lbs 107.00-113.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1250 lbs 128.50-129.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1250 lbs 123.00-126.00; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1350 lbs 119.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.00, High dress 82.00-86.00, Low dress 70.00-75.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.00, High dress 82.00-86.00, Low dress 70.00-75.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.50, High dress 80.00, Low dress 67.00-73.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, Low dress 64.00-71.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2170 lbs avg dress 92.50-95.50, high dress 100.00-101.00, low dress 85.00-90.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 40.00-50.00 higher with good demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady with moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 400 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 114-128 lbs 152.00-163.00, 90-112 lbs 165.00-180.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 162.00, 94-118 lbs 171.00- 185.00, 80-92 lbs 122.00-160.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 95.00-147.00, 72-78 lbs 50.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 35.00-45.00, 60-88 lbs 17.00-30.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-105 lbs 90.00-140.00; #2: 70-105 lbs 50.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-75 lbs 20.00-30.00.

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

Belknap Livestock Feeder Cattle Sale
Dayton, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

FEEDER BULLS: 300-399 lbs 142.50, 400-499 lbs 128.00-152.50, 500-599 lbs 86.00-141.00, 600-699 lbs 81.00-107.00, 700-799 lbs 94.00.

FEEDER COWS: 300-399 lbs 60.00-64.00, 500-599 lbs 52.00-64.00, 600-699 lbs 59.00-66.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: 200-299 lbs 110.00-122.50, 300-399 lbs 102.00-122.00, 400-499 lbs 67.00-141.00, 500-599 lbs 65.00-129.00, 600-699 lbs 67.00-114.00, 700-799 lbs 105.00, 800-899 lbs 58.00.

FEEDER STEERS: 300-399 lbs 90.00-152.50, 400-499 lbs 61.00-160.00, 500-599 lbs 83.00-157.00, 600-699 84.00-133.00.

Greencastle Monthly Feeder Cattle Sale
Greencastle, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 1192; Last Sale: 256.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 167.50-185.00 a few to 192.50, 500-600 lbs 150.00-167.50 a few to 178.00, 600-700 lbs 149.00-157.00, 700-900 lbs 136.00-146.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 135.00-165.00, 500-700 lbs 127.50-145.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-500 lbs 98.00-108.50, 500-700 lbs 90.00-99.00 few to 104.00, 700-900 lbs 83.00-95.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 147.50-159.50, 500-600 lbs 150.00-160.00, 600-700 lbs 139.50-150.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 130.00-147.50, 500-700 lbs 123.00-141.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 182.50-190.00, 400-500 lbs 167.50-175.00, 500-700 lbs 137.00-146.00 few to 177.00, 700-900 lbs 117.00-125.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 122.50-147.50, 500-700 lbs 122.00-125.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Dec. 6.

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

Middleburg Feeder Sale
Middleburg, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 263; Last Sale: 350.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 2: 300-350 lbs 157.00-167.00, 351-400 lbs 175.00-180.00, 401-450 lbs 170.00-173.00, 501-550 lbs 162.00-164.00, 551-600 lbs 152.00-159.00, 651-800 lbs 140.00-140.00; MED/LGE 2: 301-350 lbs 142.00-157.00, 351-450 lbs 132.00-157.00, 451-500 lbs 120.00-155.00, 501-550 lbs 140.00-152.00, 551-650 lbs 137.00-145.00, 651-700 lbs 117.00-122.00, 701-750 lbs 107.00-139.00, 751-800 lbs 112.00-130.00, 801-900 lbs 120.00-138.00; MED/LGE 3: 751-800 lbs 75.00-92.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 351-450 lbs 140.00-140.00, 451-500 lbs 140.00-150.00, 551-600 lbs 132.00-150.00, 601-650 lbs 132.00-135.00, 701-750 lbs 125.00-125.00; MED/LGE 2: 251-300 lbs 112.00-137.00, 301-400 lbs 120.00-130.00, 401-500 lbs 122.00-140.00, 501-550 lbs 100.00-125.00, 701-750 lbs 110.00-115.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 301-400 lbs 155.00-157.00, 451-500 lbs 140.00-169.00, 501-550 lbs 147.00-147.00, 551-600 lbs 140.00-140.00; MED/LGE 2: 801-900 lbs 105.00-107.00.

NOTE: Next special feeder cattle sale Nov. 15.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Oct 24-30, 2013. Sales at Blackstone, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham and Springlake.

Feeder Cattle: 3247 (Steers 1161; Heifers 1391; Bulls 695); Last Week 7,161; Last Year 1,043.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 178.00-190.00; 118 head, 400-500 lbs 156.00-195.00; 245 head, 500-600 lbs 101.00-170.00; 217 head, 600-700 lbs 129.00-160.00; 117 head, 700-800 lbs 131.00-152.50; 33 head, 800-900 lbs 99.00-145.50. MED/LGE 2: 15 head, 300-400 lbs 106.00-207.00; 76 head, 400-500 lbs 157.00-203.00; 104 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-166.00; 58 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-151.75; 30 head, 700-800 lbs 125.00-146.00. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 184.00; 19 head, 400-500 lbs 133.00-173.50; 22 head, 500-600 lbs 133.00-160.00; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 125.00-140.50; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 107.00-132.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 90.00-95.00; 4 head, 500-600 lbs 83.00-99.00; 7 head, 900-1000 lbs 96.50-97.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 15 head, 300-400 lbs 158.00-208.00; 132 head, 400-500 lbs 130.50-180.50; 90 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-159.00; 55 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-139.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 600-700 lbs 143.00. MED/LGE 2: 44 head, 300-400 lbs 115.00-208.00; 161 head, 400-500 lbs 114.00-179.75; 94 head, 500-600 lbs 125.00-155.00; 16 head, 600-700 lbs 122.00-134.00; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 115.50. MED/LGE 3: 12 head, 400-500 lbs 124.00-152.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 37 head, 300-400 lbs 97.00-159.50; 166 head, 400-500 lbs 116.00-150.00; 261 head, 500-600 lbs 127.00-146.00; 127 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-142.25; 36 head, 700-800 lbs 115.00-143.00; 6 head, 800-900 lbs 121.00-133.00; 9 head, 900-1000 lbs 98.00-109.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 22 head, 700-800 lbs 129.50-139.00. MED/LGE 2: 67 head, 300-400 lbs 101.00-163.00; 140 head, 400-500 lbs 119.00-147.50; 171 head, 500-600 lbs 101.00-146.00; 59 head, 600-700 lbs 124.00-141.25; 24 head, 700-800 lbs 121.00-134.35. MED/LGE 3: 16 head, 300-400 lbs 99.00-153.50; 67 head, 400-500 lbs 124.00-144.50; 58 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-135.50; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00-135.50.

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

Front Royal, VA Feeder Cattle Sale
Richmond, Va.
Nov. 5, 2013
Report supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Cattle: 724 head (Steers 364; Heifers 283; Bulls 77).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 129.00-200.00; 52 head, 400-500 lbs 132.00-181.00; 81 head, 500-600 lbs 106.00-162.00; 58 head, 600-700 lbs 146.00-153.94; 26 head, 700-800 lbs 141.00-144.00; 9 head, 800-900 lbs 133.00-137.00; 51 head, 900-1000 lbs 146.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 11 head, 800-900 lbs 141.00. MED/LGE 2: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 117.00-183.00; 17 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-169.00; 17 head, 500-600 lbs 120.00-156.00; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 146.50. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 500-600 lbs 120.00-135.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 152.00-160.00; 52 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-150.00; 66 head, 500-600 lbs 93.00-145.50; 35 head, 600-700 lbs 92.00-141.25; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 8 head, 400-500 lbs 119.00; 37 head, 500-600 lbs 144.25. MED/LGE 2: 13 head, 300-400 lbs 94.00-152.00; 22 head, 400-500 lbs 134.00-147.00; 16 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-143.50; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 122.00-139.50; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 118.00-119.00. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 129.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 14 head, 400-500 lbs 151.00-166.00; 15 head, 500-600 lbs 134.00-141.25; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 121.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 400-500 lbs 140.00; 8 head, 500-600 lbs 83.00-145.50; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 131.00.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 1237 (Steers 359; Heifers 553; Bulls 325).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 203.00-209.00; 30 head, 400-500 lbs 176.00-181.50; 73 head, 500-600 lbs 151.00-159.50; 64 head, 600-700 lbs 145.50-151.50; 23 head, 700-800 lbs 135.00-146.25. MED/LGE 2: 31 head, 400-500 lbs 177.00-181.00; 53 head, 500-600 lbs 151.50-160.00; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 144.50-147.25. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 190.00; 17 head, 400-500 lbs 173.00; 6 head, 500-600 lbs 148.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 158.00-167.00; 38 head, 400-500 lbs 142.50-146.00; 73 head, 500-600 lbs 146.00-146.50; 42 head, 600-700 lbs 140.00-140.25; 14 head, 700-800 lbs 134.00. MED/LGE 2: 35 head, 300-400 lbs 163.00-167.00; 93 head, 400-500 lbs 144.50-147.00; 72 head, 500-600 lbs 146.50-149.25; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 142.25. MED/LGE 3: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00-157.50; 34 head, 400-500 lbs 133.00-137.50; 28 head, 500-600 lbs 127.00-133.50; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 208.50; 59 head, 400-500 lbs 159.00-190.00; 38 head, 500-600 lbs 138.00-143.00; 13 head, 600-700 lbs 133.00. MED/LGE 2: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 198.00-210.00; 95 head, 400-500 lbs 164.50-184.75; 41 head, 500-600 lbs 137.00-145.00; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 133.00.

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

Radiant, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Nov. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 780 (Steers 417; Heifers 290; Bulls 73).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 12 head, 300-400 lbs 204.00; 25 head, 400-500 lbs 178.00-185.00; 56 head, 500-600 lbs 124.00-165.33; 26 head, 600-700 lbs 135.00-152.75; 27 head, 700-800 lbs 130.00-155.50; 71 head, 800-900 lbs 140.00-155.50; 20 head, 900-1000 lbs 117.00-142.00; 36 head, 1000-1100 lbs 133.00-133.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 72 head, 800-900 lbs 145.00-153.50. MED/LGE 2: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 197.00; 12 head, 400-500 lbs 173.00; 12 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-162.00; 5 head, 600-700 lbs 153.25; 12 head, 700-800 lbs 136.00-159.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 145.00-160.50; 37 head, 400-500 lbs 125.00-153.00; 47 head, 500-600 lbs 91.00-146.00; 15 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-137.75; 63 head, 700-800 lbs 101.00-136.00; 33 head, 800-900 lbs 108.00-132.00; 6 head, 900-1000 lbs 104.00-106.00; 5 head, 1100-1200 lbs 91.00. MED/LGE 2: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 159.00; 17 head, 400-500 lbs 114.00-150.50; 15 head, 500-600 lbs 142.25; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 97.00-130.00; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 91.00-130.00. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 400-500 lbs 98.00-128.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 161.00-200.00; 15 head, 400-500 lbs 159.00-171.00; 8 head, 500-600 lbs 149.00-158.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 11 head, 600-700 lbs 130.75; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 118.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 141.00-165.00. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 600-700 lbs 66.00-116.00.

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

Staunton, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1347 head (Steers 537, Holstein Steers 16, Heifers 464, Bulls 330).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 190.00-198.00, 400-500 lbs 188.00-195.00, 500-600 lbs 159.00-175.00, 600-700 lbs 145.00-160.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-150.00, 800-900 lbs 152.00-153.00, 900-1000 lbs 150.00-156.00; MED/LGE 2: 500-600 lbs 155.00-170.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00-155.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-145.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 1100+ lbs 99.50-100.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 147.00-150.00, 300-400 lbs 133.00-143.00, 400-500 lbs 133.00-149.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-150.00, 600-700 lbs 129.00-152.00, 700-800 lbs 120.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 150.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 145.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 135.00-150.00, 600-700 lbs 130.00-137.00, 700-800 lbs 125.00-130.00, 800-900 lbs 120.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs 140.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-145.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00-135.00.

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.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 973 head (Steers 300, Holstein Steers 23, Heifers 400, Bulls 250).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 200.00, 300-400 lbs 170.00-220.00, 400-500 lbs 166.00-178.00, 500-600 lbs 158.00-175.00, 600-700 lbs 145.50-160.00, 700-800 lbs 141.00, 800-900 lbs 144.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 176.00, 300-400 lbs 176.00-197.50, 400-500 lbs 138.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 164.00-196.00, 600-700 lbs 133.00-145.00, 700-800 lbs 123.00-141.00, 800-900 lbs 123.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 122.50-125.00, 300-400 lbs 108.00-133.00, 400-500 lbs 116.50, 500-600 lbs 116.50, 600-700 lbs 103.00-107.00, 700-800 lbs 85.50, 800-900 lbs 97.00, 900-1000 lbs 101.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 150.00, 300-400 lbs 140.00-154.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-160.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-145.00, 600-700 lbs 132.00-136.00, 700-800 lbs 133.50-140.00, 800-900 lbs 100.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 147.50-155.00, 300-400 lbs 141.00-155.00, 400-500 lbs 122.00-152.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-142.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-135.00, 700-800 lbs 135.00, 800-900 lbs 86.00-100.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 175.00, 300-400 lbs 180.00-184.00, 400-500 lbs 169.00-171.00, 500-600 lbs 143.00-165.00, 600-700 lbs 138.00-143.00, 700-800 lbs 128.00-132.50, 800-900 lbs 92.00-95.00, 900-1000 lbs 91.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 180.00, 300-400 lbs 180.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-150.00, 500-600 lbs 133.00-162.00, 600-700 lbs 128.00-138.00, 700-800 lbs 124.00.

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

Winchester, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1195 head (Steers 300, Holstein Steers 20, Heifers 501, Bulls 374).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 179.00-192.00, 400-500 lbs 170.00-192.00, 500-600 lbs 146.00-177.00, 600-700 lbs 148.00-166.00, 700-800 lbs 144.50-150.00, 800-900 lbs 144.00-144.50, 900-1000 lbs 137.00, 1000-1100 lbs 124.50-133.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 160.00-181.00, 400-500 lbs 158.00-174.00, 500-600 lbs 134.00-156.00, 600-700 lbs 129.00-150.00, 700-800 lbs 126.00-139.00, 800-900 lbs 129.00-140.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 900-1000 lbs 77.50-88.50, 1000-1100 lbs 86.50-102.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 178.00, 300-400 lbs 154.00-170.00, 400-500 lbs 141.00-157.00, 500-600 lbs 138.00-155.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 128.00-146.00, 400-500 lbs 110.00-140.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 180.00-220.00, 300-400 lbs 165.00-199.00, 400-500 lbs 159.00-194.00, 500-600 lbs 135.00-162.00, 600-700 lbs 128.00-143.00, 700-800 lbs 103.00-114.00, 800-900 lbs 90.00-105.00, 900-1000 lbs 94.00-106.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 170.00-192.00, 300-400 lbs 137.50-165.00, 400-500 lbs 125.00-156.00, 500-600 lbs 124.00-138.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-131.00, 800-900 lbs 85.00-92.00.

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.
Nov. 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 711.

Slaughter cows made up 8 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 4 percent, other cows 1 percent, and feeders 85 percent. The feeder supply included 42 percent steers, 43 percent heifers, and 14 percent bulls. Near 16 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 12 head, 265-278 lbs 148.00-192.50; 17 head, 315-344 lbs 170.00-199.50; 12 head, 355-397 lbs 175.00-202.00; 24 head, 400-445 lbs 172.50-195.00; 11 head, 420-445 lbs 172.50-185.00 smoke; 31 head, 450-490 lbs 120.00-185.00; 6 head, 465-478 lbs 154.00-167.50 smoke; 12 head, 507-535 lbs 159.00-172.50; 5 head, 546 lbs 157.50 red; 41 head, 550-597 lbs 145.00-165.00; 5 head, 560 lbs 142.00 red; 28 head, 600-645 lbs 133.00-155.00; 9 head, 652-698 lbs 142.00-146.00; 4 head, 817 lbs 136.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 298 lbs 171.00; 6 head, 305-340 lbs 165.00-170.00; 5 head, 360-365 lbs 142.50-165.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 315-330 lbs 140.00-155.00; 5 head, 335 lbs 117.50 rwf; 18 head, 353-381 lbs 140.00-155.00; 21 head, 417-445 lbs 145.00-156.00; 51 head, 450-496 lbs 140.00-157.00; 4 head, 467 lbs 150.00 red; 44 head, 500-541 lbs 127.50-144.00; 9 head, 507-510 lbs 143.00-145.00 red 4 head, 532-542 lbs 122.50-125.00 rwf; 5 head, 535 lbs 130.00 smoke; 13 head, 575-580 lbs 122.50-132.50; 8 head, 607-615 lbs 120.00-133.00; 5 head, 795 lbs 110.00 red. MED/LGE 2: 6 head, 255-275 lbs 140.00; 4 head, 270 lbs 137.00 smoke; 10 head, 350-380 lbs 135.00-139.00; 11 head, 455-465 lbs 117.50-125.00; 11 head, 505-545 lbs 120.00-128.00. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 286 lbs 122.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 5 head, 347 lbs 115.00 rwf; 7 head, 370-375 lbs 137.50-182.50; 4 head, 390 lbs 147.50 red; 6 head, 430-431 lbs 176.00-178.00; 10 head, 515-535 lbs 159.00-173.00; 8 head, 570-583 lbs 146.00-152.50; 5 head, 555-586 lbs 110.00-115.00 rwf; 5 head, 575 lbs 122.50 smoke; 7 head, 650-675 lbs 130.00; 5 head, 667 lbs 107.00 red; 6 head, 1000-1045 lbs 78.00-81.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 335 lbs 160.00.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Steve Casto, 304.542.6127.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 983; Last Week: 997; Year Ago: 1002.

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

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 69.00-73.50, 300-400 lbs 70.00-74.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 65.00-68.00, 300-400 lbs 66.00-69.50.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 63.00-68.00, 500-700 lbs 68.00-70.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 26.00-28.00.

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.
Nov. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 392; Last sale: N/A.

No recent auction report to available to compare Wednesday’s sale. Buyer attendance was good, with buyers expressing good demand. All feeder pigs are sold per cwt.

FEEDER PIGS: US 1: 46 head, 25-30 lbs 174.00-180.00; 74 head, 30-40 lbs 110.00-136.00; 51 head, 40-50 lbs 80.00-104.00; 20 head, 60-80 lbs 60.00-76.00.

US 2-3: 30 head, 20-30 lbs 160.00-200.00; 35 head, 30-40 lbs 132.00-140.00.

NOTE: Next feeder pig sale Nov. 20.

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.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

134 total head. Overall market steady to 200.00 higher with active trading. Prices per head.

Work: 300.00-650.00.

Driving: 300.00-775.00.

Riding: 150.00-300.00.

Better Riding: 410.00-1000.00.

Registered Riding: 800.00-1550.00.

Ponies: 50.00-250.00.

Large Ponies: 260.00-675.00.

Colts: 25.00-60.00.

Registered Colts: 150.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 4, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2246; Last Monday: 1896; Year Ago: 1562.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1659; Last Monday: 1439; Year Ago: 1176.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower with most movement in the Choice and Prime lambs. Slaughter ewes traded mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 83 percent lambs, 13 percent slaughter ewes, and 4 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 lbs hair sheep 166.00-168.00, 60-80 lbs 162.00-164.00, hair sheep 160.00-177.00, 80-110 lbs 156.00-170.00, hair sheep 158.00-166.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 40-60 lbs 179.00-181.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 151.00-153.00, hair sheep 155.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs 140.00-160.00, hair sheep 138.00-160.00, 80-110 lbs 146.00-162.00, hair sheep 134.00-155.00, 110-150 lbs 144.00- 152.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 60-80 lbs 108.00-130.00, hair sheep 134.00-140.00, 80-110 lbs 140.00-148.00, 110-120 lbs 134.00- 138.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 90-120 lbs hair sheep 54.00-62.00, 120-160 lbs 54.00-76.00, hair sheep 54.00-85.00, 170-200 lbs 58.00-72.00, 220-225 lbs 56.00-58.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 100-110 lbs 56.00, 120-150 lbs 34.00-56.00, hair sheep 46.00-54.00, 200-250 lbs 40.00-44.00; CULL 1-2: 120-150 lbs 32.00-36.00, 150-200 lbs 28.00-32.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 130-150 lbs 60.00-82.00, hair sheep 78.00-82.00, 160-200 lbs 56.00-64.00, hair sheep 66.00-68.00, 200-250 lbs 44.00-76.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly steady. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 40 percent Slaughter Kids, 39 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 21 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 140.00-152.00, 60-80 lbs 130.00-155.00, 90-110 lbs 145.00-172.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 102.00-140.00, 60-80 lbs 106.00-135.00, 90-110 lbs 120.00- 124.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 40.00-90.00, 60-80 lbs 70.00-96.00, 80-110 lbs 78.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 90-125 lbs 130.00-158.00, 130-150 lbs 122.00-160.00; SEL 2: 90-125 lbs 100.00-130.00, 130-150 lbs 116.00-125.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 50.00-110.00, 80-125 lbs 65.00-100.00, 130-150 lbs 98.00-102.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 110-150 lbs 200.00-260.00, 150-200 lbs 212.00-265.00; SEL 2: 100-150 lbs 160.00-196.00; SEL 3: 100-150 lbs 100.00-165.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 70-90 lbs 170.00-210.00, 90-110 lbs 200.00-280.00, 110-150 lbs 225.00-250.00; SEL 2: 70-90 lbs 140.00-170.00, 90-130 lbs 130.00-187.00; SEL 3: 70-90 lbs 130.00-140.00.

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

Smoker Graded Goat & Sheep Auction
Parkesburg, Pa.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SHEEP: 272; Last sale 1105. GOATS: 176; Last sale 186.

When compared to the most recently established market from 1 month ago, slaughter lambs and kids sold unevenly steady. Mature stock of both sheep and goats sold weak. Demand was moderate overall. All goats are USDA graded and are co-mingled according to age, weight, sex, and selection grade. All sheep and goats are sold per cwt in their in-weights.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 3 head, 40-50 lbs 217.00-240.00; 4 head, 50-60 lbs 220.00; 13 head, 60-70 lbs 200.00; 8 head, 150-200 lbs 143.00. CHOICE 2-3: 8 head, 40-50 lbs 154.00; 20 head, 50-60 lbs 174.00-180.00; 6 head, 60-70 lbs 158.00; 28 head, 70-80 lbs 160.00-168.00; 25 head, 80-90 lbs 150.00-162.00; 27 head, 90-110 lbs 150.00-160.00; 5 head, 110-130 lbs 150.00-156.00. GOOD/CHOICE 1-2: 45 head, 50-60 lbs 150.00-158.00; 5 head, 60-70 lbs 150.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 8 head, 100-160 lbs 54.00-62.00; 4 head, 160-200 lbs 50.00; 25 head, 200-300 lbs 45.00. UTILITY 1-2: 13 head, 90-160 lbs 42.00-44.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 12 head, 100-250 lbs 35.00-62.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 4 head, 50-60 lbs 210.00; 3 head, 60-70 lbs 200.00; 10 head, 70-80 lbs 170.00; 20 head, 80-90 lbs 190.00; 3 head, 90-100 lbs 150.00. SEL 2: 11 head, 50-60 lbs 200.00; 2 head, 70-80 lbs 160.00; 2 head, 80-90 lbs 140.00; 2 head, 90-100 lbs 145.00. SEL 3: 4 head, 40-50 lbs 120.00; 13 head, 50-60 lbs 180.00; 3 head, 70-80 lbs 150.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 7 head, 80-130 lbs 106.00; 4 head, 130-180 lbs 95.00. SEL 2: 4 head, 50-80 lbs 102.00-106.00; 13 head, 50-80 lbs 106.00-110.00 Pygmies; 12 head, 80-130 lbs 100.00. SEL 3: 33 head, 80-130 lbs 100.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 1 head, 100-150 lbs 114.00. SEL 2: 2 head, 100-150 lbs 110.00. SEL 3: 5 head, 80-100 lbs 100.00; 3 head, 100-150 lbs 105.00.

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

NOTE: The next graded goat sale Nov. 15.

Tenn. Graded Goat & Sheep Sales
Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

10/28/13 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN.

Receipts: 663 (365 Goats; 278 Sheep) Last Sale 992.

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

KIDS: SEL 1: 36-50 lbs 152.00-170.00, 51-65 lbs 163.00-173.50, 66-80 lbs 152.00; SEL 2: 25-35 lbs 112.00-120.00, 36-50 lbs 133.00-150.50, 51-65 lbs 140.50-145.00, 66-80 lbs 142.50; SEL 3: 25-35 lbs 104.00-141.00, 36-50 lbs 110.00-133.00, 51-65 lbs 125.00-138.00, 66-80 lbs 113.00.

YEARLINGS: SEL 2-3: 63-117 lbs 108.00-155.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: All Wgts 74.00-114.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: All wgts 85.00-133.00 thin 61.00-90.00.

KIDS FEEDERS: SEL 3: 24-50 lbs 90.00-118.00.

SHEEP: Slaughter Lambs-Includes all breeds, sold per hundred weight (cwt).

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME: 40-60 lbs 120.00-139.00, 61-80 lbs 132.50-144.00, 81-100 lbs 130.00-141.50, 100-120 lbs 122.00-129.00; GOOD: 40-60 lbs 122.50-126.00, 61-80 lbs 106.00-133.00, 81-100 lbs 125.00-128.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY/GOOD: All wgts 66.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: All Wgts 87.00-90.00.

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

Note: Next Sale Nov 11, 2013. (Second and fourth Monday of each month).

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 204; Last Sale: 352; Last Year: 496.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly weak on a very light test. Demand was moderate. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly 100.00-200.00 lower on a light test. Demand was moderate. Wednesday’s supply included 85 fresh milking cows, 8 short-bred cows, 7 springing cows, 32 short-bred heifers, 16 springing heifers, 27 open heifers, and 21 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS Supreme: 1725.00-1850.00; Approved: 1500.00-1675.00; Medium: 1100.00-1425.00; Common: 850.00-1075.00,

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1825.00.

BRED COWS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1500.00.

CULL COWS: 700.00-1075.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1125.00-1175.00; Appoved: 1000.00-1050.00; Medium: 850.00-925.00; Common: 675.00-810.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1400.00-1575.00; Approved: 1150.00-1200.00; Medium: 1000.00-1100.00; Common: 625.00-875.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1500.00-1625.00; Approved: 1425.00-1450.00; Medium: 1100.00-1250.00; Common: 1000.00-1050.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 575.00; Medium: 285.00-325.00; Common: 100.00-200.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 650.00-675.00; Medium: 500.00-575.00; Common: 300.00-350.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 785.00-910.00; Medium: 625.00-750.00.

BULLS: 600-900 lbs 875.00, Jersey/Crossbred 250.00-575.00. 900-1200 lbs 825.00-1000.00. 1200-1500 lbs 1125.00-1175.00.

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.
Nov. 6, 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 $1.49 per pound for the week ending November 2, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 2.9 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.82 per pound for the week ending November 2, 2013. The price per pound increased 2.7 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.82 per pound, up 2.0 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 58.0 cents per pound for the week ending November 2, 2013. The US price per pound increased 1.9 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 $1.86 per pound for the week .

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Nov. 6, 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 2.0203-21250.

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 1.58-1.63.

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

Manufacturing milk supplies have increased in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, primarily due to some plants shutting down or limiting production schedules to perform planned maintenance for a day or more. Milk volumes are adequate to cover fluid contracts. Class I demand is steady. Milk production is increasing along the seasonal trend.

Class I demand declined marginally in Florida this week, but is expected to bounce back as the Thanksgiving Day holiday nears. Weather conditions have been good for milk production. Daily rains over the past week have relieved dry conditions in various areas of the state. The decrease in Class I demand lowered import spot loads to 88 this week.

Class I demand has held steady in the Southeast region and is utilizing most available milk supplies. Manufacturing milk volumes are tight with some contracts being shorted to in order to meet bottling demand. This situation is expected to be resolved over the upcoming holiday when milk volumes should be ample to meet all needs.

Demand for cream remains strong with good pulls coming from nearly all cream based dairy product manufacturers. Eggnog production is especially active. Supplies of cream are tight within the region with some manufacturers having to source product from outside the region. Spot cream sales are light, due to the tight supplies with cream multiples for all classes ranging this week, 1.35-1.42.

Demand for condensed skim milk has improved as increased volumes are moving through contracts; however Class II spot sales are almost nonexistent, due to the high price. The increased demand for condensed skim is due to seasonal production increases by various dairy product manufacturers. The limited spot sales of condensed skim milk have increased volumes being channeled to Class IV production.

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Organic Dairy Market News
Madison, Wis.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA-AMS

Organic Dairy Fluid Overview

MILK PRODUCT SALES: AMS reports Total Organic Milk Products sales for August 2013, 195 million pounds, were up 4.8% from August last year and 4.7% year-to-date compared with last year through August.

Organic Whole Milk sales for August 2013, 54 million pounds, were up 14.5% compared with August last year and up 11.0% yearto- date compared with last year through August.

Organic Reduced Fat Milk sales for August, 54 million pounds, were 11.2% above sales one year earlier and 12.1% year-to-date compared with last year through August.

Organic Dairy Retail Overview

ORGANIC MILK. Ad volume for organic milk half gallons was 65% of all organic milk ads. Gallon ads were second, with 23% and 8 ounce containers third with 12%.

ORGANIC MILK HALF GALLONS. The weighted average advertised price of organic milk half gallons is $3.73, up 26 cents from the last reported period prior to the Federal government shut down. The price range is unchanged at the bottom, $2.99, but up $1.49 at the top to $4.99. One year ago the national average price was $3.48.

ORGANIC/CONVENTIONAL MILK HALF GALLON PRICE SPREAD. The weighted average advertised organic half-gallon milk price is $3.73 and the conventional half gallon price is $1.65. This results in an organic-conventional half gallon price spread of $2.08. One year ago the price spread was $1.27. The greater price spread this year is caused by organic prices being 29 cents higher this year, while conventional prices are $1.30 lower.

ORGANIC MILK GALLONS. The national weighted average advertised price for organic gallons is $5.00, down from $5.91 the last reported period prior to the Federal government shut down.

ORGANIC YOGURT. Organic yogurt ad numbers are above average for the year and higher than the last three reported periods. Ads for 4-6 ounce organic Greek yogurt comprise 63% of all organic yogurt ads. This is followed by ads for 32 ounce organic yogurt, 23%, and ads for 4-6 oz. yogurt and 32 oz. Greek yogurt tied at 7%. Most organic yogurt ads are in the Northeast, 39%, with the Southeast and Midwest tied at 23% each.

The weighted average advertised price for 4-6 ounce organic Greek yogurt is $1.05, down 20 cents from last year. The weighted average advertised price for 4-6 ounce organic yogurt is $.66, up 1 cent from last year. 32 ounce organic Greek yogurt has an average price of $5.00.

Supermarket Price Comparison

MADISON, WISCONSIN PRICES. Non-advertised organic milk, yogurt, butter and cheese prices in a range of food stores in Madison, Wisconsin are compared for this two week period. Stores included a big-box sized local supermarket; 2 regional chain supermarkets; a smaller but full product line food market; and 2 natural food stores; a national discount big box chain store also selling food; and a large local cooperative grocery store. Organic milk available included 2 national brands, 4 private label store brands, and 3 small local or nearby creamery brands, one featuring non-homogenized milk. Cheese available included 2 national brands, 2 store brands, and cheese from 5 other cheese makers.

SOURCE: www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/dybdairyorganic.pdf.

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Nov. 4, 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: 4.04 bu, 7.24 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.72 bu, 11.21 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 3.48 bu, 7.45 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.00 bu, 9.36 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 12.15 bu, 20.28 cwt.

EAR CORN: 115.67 ton, 5.78 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 225.00 ton, 11.25 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 221.88 ton, 11.09 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 183.75 ton, 9.19 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week’s opening cash bids, corn prices were unevenly steady. The Basis has narrowed with most of the eastern bids coming in at 25 cents under the board and central bids 5-10 cents under the board. This year’s crop is quite large and the volume of corn being traded this year is greater than average. Futures markets engaged in a choppy trade on Monday as hedge fund managers begin to square positions in front of a very significant USDA Crop Production Report due out Friday that will give some insight on production, supply, and demand. The trade expects an abundant if not burdensome crop this year with a very large carryout on corn. Soybean production is expected to be better than earlier predictions, but carryout is not expected to be as bearish on the market as corn. Weather will be clear until Thursday across Pennsylvania as farmers continue work earnestly to harvest the remainder of this year’s crop. A tropical depression pushing up through the Gulf of Mexico will bring soaking rains through much of the central plains including portions of the corn-belt which will slow harvest in those areas. Despite the harvest delays, the rains will benefit the winter wheat crops across much of the Midwest, which is already off to a great start. USDA’s Crop Progress Report released Monday afternoon reported 73% of the US corn and 66% of the US soybean crop has been harvested, both above the 5-yr average. In Pennsylvania, 2/3 of the corn was reported being harvested as of Sunday, also above average. 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: 3.9200-4.2700, dn 8-dn 13, -35z to optz, up 5-unch. CENTRAL: 4.1700-4.2200, up 22-dn 15, -10z to -5z, up 35-dn 2. WESTERN: 3.8200-3.8900, up 2-dn 11, -45z to -38z, up 15-up 2.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.4000-7.4800, dn 47-dn 2, -28z to 80z, dn 24-up 21. WESTERN: 5.8900-6.9100, dn 24-dn 20, -79z to 23z, dn 1-up 3.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: 3.0000, no comp, -29.5z, no comp.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 11.9200-12.3200, dn 48-dn 33, -74x to -34x, dn 14-up 1. CENTRAL: 12.0500-12.3400, up 15-dn 6, -61x to -32x, up 49-up 28. WESTERN: 12.0400-12.3200, dn 16-dn 1, -62x to -34x, up 18-up 33.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 4.07; Wheat 7.03; Oats 3.00; Soybeans 12.07. CENTRAL: Corn 4.20; Soybeans 12.19. WESTERN: Corn 3.86; Wheat 6.40; Soybeans 12.18.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Nov. 4, 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 5.00-10.00 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: 118 loads. Straw: 14 loads. ALFALFA: 70.00-400.00. MIXED: 105.00-400.00. TIMOTHY: 125.00-290.00. GRASS: 100.00-320.00. STRAW: 105.00-250.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 70 loads; Straw: 7 loads. ALFALFA: 200.00-300.00. MIXED: 62.50-320.00. TIMOTHY: 95.00-250.00. GRASS: 75.00-300.00. STRAW: 125.00-200.00.

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

Cattle on Feed Update
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS

U.S. Cattle on Feed Down 8%

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.1 million head on October 1, 2013. The inventory was 8 percent below October 1, 2012. The inventory included 6.44 million steers and steer calves, down 7 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 64 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.66 million head, down 8 percent from 2012.

Placements in feedlots during September totaled 2.03 million, 1 percent above 2012. Net placements were 1.96 million head. During September, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 475,000, 600-699 pounds were 335,000, 700-799 pounds were 480,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 735,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during September totaled 1.70 million, 6 percent above 2012.

Other disappearance totaled 62,000 during September, 3 percent below 2012.

Released October 31, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Chicken & Egg Update
Washington, D. C.
Oct. 31, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

September Egg Production Up 3%

United States egg production totaled 7.84 billion during September 2013, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.80 billion table eggs, and 1.04 billion hatching eggs, of which 964 million were broiler-type and 77 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during September 2013 averaged 346 million, up 2 percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,270 eggs, up 1 percent from September 2012.

All layers in the United States on October 1, 2013 totaled 345 million, up 1 percent from last year. The 345 million layers consisted of 290 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 51.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.08 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on October 1, 2013, averaged 75.7 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from October 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 6%

Egg-type chicks hatched during September 2013 totaled 39.8 million, up 6 percent from September 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 37.7 million on October 1, 2013, up 7 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 213 thousand during September 2013, up 3 percent from September 2012.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Up 3%

Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2013 totaled 742 million, up 3 percent from September 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 599 million on October 1, 2013, up 3 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 6.91 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2013, up 3 percent from September 2012.

Released October 31, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Cold Storage Highlights
Washington D.C.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Total NATURAL CHEESE stocks in refrigerated warehouses on September 30, 2013 were down 3 percent from the previous month but up 3 percent from September 30, 2012.

BUTTER STOCKS were down 12 percent from last month but up 19 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN POULTRY supplies on September 30, 2013 were down 5 percent from the previous month but up 2 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 4 percent from the previous month but up 1 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 7 percent from last month but up 4 percent from September 30, 2012.

Total FROZEN FRUIT stocks were down 5 percent from last month but up 8 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN VEGETABLE stocks were up 17 percent from last month and up 1 percent from a year ago.

Total RED MEAT supplies in freezers were up 3 percent from the previous month but down 4 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 5 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were up 3 percent from the previous month but down 10 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were up 18 percent from last month and up 45 percent from last year.

Released October 31, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Dairy Products Update
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

September 2013 Highlights

Total CHEESE output (excluding cottage cheese) was 892 million pounds, 2.3 percent above September 2012 but 4.7 percent below August 2013.

ITALIAN TYPE cheese production totaled 385 million pounds, 4.5 percent above September 2012 but 0.1 percent below August 2013.

AMERICAN TYPE cheese production totaled 347 million pounds, 0.3 percent below September 2012 and 8.9 percent below August 2013.

BUTTER production was 134 million pounds, 1.9 percent below September 2012 and 1.6 percent below August 2013.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with September 2012) Nonfat dry milk, human - 76.4 million pounds, down 9.6 percent. Skim milk powders - 54.2 million pounds, up 24.3 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with September 2012) Dry whey, total - 69.1 million pounds, down 6.9 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 86.0 million pounds, up 0.8 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 37.2 million pounds, up 3.6 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with September 2012) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 63.9 million gallons, up 6.3 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 32.3 million gallons, down 8.5 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 3.02 million gallons, down 6.0 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 5.18 million gallons, up 0.7 percent.

Released November 4, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Egg Products
Washington, D. C.
Oct. 31, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

Shell Eggs Broken Up 1%

Shell eggs broken totaled 181 million dozen during September 2013, up 1 percent from September a year ago, but 3 percent below the 186 million broken last month.

During calendar year 2013 through September, shell eggs broken totaled 1,601 million dozen, up 1 percent from the comparable period in 2012. To date, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2013 was 2,067 million pounds, up 1 percent from 2012.

Data presented in this report were compiled from Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection reports. The best available data at the time of publication were used.

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

Released October 31, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Livestock Slaughter Report
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Commercial Red Meat Production Down Slightly

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in September, down slightly from the 3.95 billion pounds produced in September 2012.

Beef production, at 2.07 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 3 percent from September 2012. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 1,313 pounds.

Veal production totaled 8.6 million pounds, 3 percent below September a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 62,900 head, down 2 percent from September 2012. The average live weight was down 1 pound from last year, at 234 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.84 billion pounds, down 4 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.03 million head, down 4 percent from September 2012. The average live weight was up 2 pounds from the previous year, at 273 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 11.6 million pounds, was down 7 percent from September 2012. Sheep slaughter totaled 184,900 head, 6 percent above last year. The average live weight was 126 pounds, down 19 pounds from September a year ago.

January to September 2013 commercial red meat production was 36.4 billion pounds, down slightly from 2012. Accumulated beef production was down slightly from last year, veal was down 6 percent, pork was down 1 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 1 percent.

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

Released October 31, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Milk Production Update
Washington, D.C.
Nov. 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

September Milk Production up 1.1%

Milk production in the 23 major States during September totaled 14.8 billion pounds, up 1.1 percent from September 2012. August revised production at 15.7 billion pounds, was up 2.5 percent from August 2012. The August revision represented a decrease of 33 million pounds or 0.2 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,741 pounds for September, 12 pounds above September 2012.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.51 million head, 33,000 head more than September 2012, but 19,000 head less than August 2013.

July to September Milk Production up 1.5%

Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 49.4 billion pounds, up 1.5 percent from the July - September quarter last year. The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.23 million head, 16,000 head more than the same period last year.

Released November 1, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
Oct. 31, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 10/5: 1651; Week ending 10/12: 1740; Week ending 10/19: 2169; Week ending 10/26: 1867; 2013 to date: 13560; 2012 to date: 22836; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 10/5: 6450; Week ending 10/12: 5912; Week ending 10/19: 10566; Week ending 10/26: 10524; 2013 to date: 52976; 2012 to date: 52619; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 10/5: 8101; Week ending 10/12: 7652; Week ending 10/19: 12735; Week ending 10/26: 12391; 2013 to date: 66536; 2012 to date: 75455; Final 2012: 263978.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Trading active. Prices 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 few lower occas higher. Packouts and fruit quality are very good. Empty bins continue to be tight. The first frost (light freeze in the upper elevations) has hit the District this past week and currently, daytime temperatures have returned to normal to slightly above normal.

NEW YORK: Movement is expected to remain about the same. Trading is fairly active for Juice Stock and moderate for Canners/Peelers. Prices for Juice Stock and Canners/Peelers are about steady. Purchase prices are variety, size and quality dependent. Prices for processing apples on Wednesday, October 30, 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 24 - 30, 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 $8.25-8.50, mostly $8.35-8.45.

Shipping Point Trends

NEW YORK: Shipments 106-96-124 Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum Ginger Gold mostly 16.00-18.00, Empire, Red Delicious and Cortland mostly 17.00-19.00, Gala 19.00-21.00, McIntosh mostly 18.00-20.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Ginger Gold 80s-88s mostly 24.00; McIntosh 80s-88s mostly 24.00-26.00, 100s mostly 23.00- 25.00; Empire 80s-88s mostly 23.00-25.00, 100s 24.00-25.00; Cortland 80s-88s mostly 25.00-26.00, 100s mostly 25.00; Honeycrisp 80s-100s mostly 50.00- 52.00; Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy cell pack McIntosh 80s-88s mostly 24.00- 26.00, 100s mostly 23.00-25.00.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV): Shipments 45-41-44, Export 1-0-2 Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices lower. Cartons traypack U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious 72s-88s mostly 21.00-22.00, 100s mostly 20.00-21.00; Golden Delicious 72s-88s mostly 22.00, 100s 20.00-22.00; Gala 72s-80s mostly 28.00, 88s mostly 26.00, 100s mostly 25.00-26.00, Red Rome 72s-88s 20.00-21.00; cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2 inch minimum Red Delicious 18.00-20.00, Golden Delicious 18.00-20.00, Gala mostly 20.00-21.00, Red Rome mostly 17.00-18.00, McIntosh 18.00, Empire 18.00, and Cortland 18.00. Harvest continues on late varieties. Quality very good. Export to Finland and El Salvador.

NEW ENGLAND: Shipments 10-10-9 Movement expected to remain about the same. Unofficial prices for Monday, October 28, 2013 Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum McIntosh mostly 21.00-22.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack McIntosh 80s-100s 29.00-30.00.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: Shipments 8-8-6 Movement expected to decrease slightly as some shippers are finished for the season. Trading moderate. Prices cartons tray pack Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s- 88s 18.00-26.00, 100s 18.00-25.00, 113s-125s 18.00-25.50, cartons 12 3- pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up 18.00- 20.00; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-88s 22.50-26.00, 100s 22.50- 25.00, 113s-125s 18.00-25.50, cartons 12 3-pound film bags Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up 22.00; Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 80s-100s 18, 113s-125s 18.00-22.50, cartons 12 3-pound film bags Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up 18.00-20.00.

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


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