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Market Reports for September 14, 2013

9/14/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Sept. 13, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 124.15; Last week 124.25; Last year 120.25.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 107.40; Last week 109.00; Last year 106.40.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This wek 119.25; Last week 122.25; Last year 115.85.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 80.50; Last week 82.70; Last year 75.80.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 77.90; Last week 79.75; Last year 75.55.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 92.50; Last week 97.90; Last year 97.65.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 74.50; Last week 72.00; Last year 57.25.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 153.25; Last week 140.00; Last year 121.25.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 133.40; Last week 138.90; Last year 98.75.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 162.75; Last week 138.00; Last year 135.75.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 2985; Last week 3392; Last year 3355. CALVES: This week 2755; Last week 2873; Last year 3005. HOGS: This week 786; Last week 1313; Last year 973. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year 451. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1990; Last week 2253; Last year 1406. GOATS: This week 1848; Last week 1683; Last year 1592.

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

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

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Holstein heifers sold mostly steady.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady on 200-300 lbs pigs and mostly 3.00 higher on 300-400 lbs pigs. Sows sold mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower.

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

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

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 13, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2649; Last week 2237; Last year 3345. CALVES: 1893; Last week 1715; Last year 1896.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold steady to weak on lighter offerings. Demand was moderate. The Yom Kippur Holiday begins this Friday at sundown, but much of the beef purchased for the Holiday was gathered last week, with only limited Kosher demand noted for the current week.

Slaughter cows traded steady to weak this week, and demand was noted as good. Concerns of tighter grinding beef supplies after several years of heavy culling have continued to support for the market.

In addition producers are holding a greater percentage of cows and heifers in production in response to better pasture, stored forage, less expensive grain, and some very attractive feeder calf prices.

The box beef market has remained range bound compared to recent weeks, with the Choice cutout holding in the mid-190s. The Choice/Select spread was quoted at 16.16/cwt on Thursday, indicating a greater demand for Choice beef.

Export beef sales were robust in the latest USDA report for July, and were reported at 14.7% larger than the previous year. Leading the way was Japan, who purchased 164.6 million pounds carcass weight in July. Shipments were valued at 622.8 million, 21% higher than a year ago. Exports to Mexico and Canada increased as well for the month of July.

CME Live cattle futures advanced this week and closed at 124.825 for Oct, 128.625 for Dec, and 132.025/cwt for the April contract. Direct cattle trade in the Midwest was light as of Thursday, with a small volume being traded in Texas and Kansas at 123.00/cwt Live.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1365-1600 lbs 125.00-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1200-1650 lbs 122.00-126.00; SELECT 2-3: 1280-1600 lbs 117.00- 123.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1500-1550 lbs 108.50-110.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1610 lbs 105.50-108.00; SELECT 1-3: 1320-1650 lbs 100.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1055-1375 lbs 121.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1300 lbs 116.50-120.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-87.50, High dress 89.50-92.00, Low dress 74.50-79.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.50-85.00, High dress 85.00-95.00, Low dress 72.00-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-84.50, High dress 84.50-85.00, Low dress 68.00-75.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-78.00, High dress 79.00-85.50, Low dress 64.50-72.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2225 lbs 93.00-99.00, high dress 100.00-106.00, low dress 85.00-92.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher with good demand. Heifers traded unevenly steady with moderate demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 334.00-370.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 346.24/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 150.00-175.00, 80-90 lbs 120.00-140.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 120.00-140.00, 80-90 lbs 115.00-125.00; #3: 75-110 lbs 60.00-100.00, few 110.00-115.00; UTILITY: 60-105 lbs 20.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 75.00-105.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 45.00-75.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 20.00-45.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 124 lbs 118.00, 95-112 lbs 127.00-155.00, 85-90 lbs 105-110.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 142.00-155.00, 84-90 lbs 112.00-127.00, 75 lbs 50.00; #3: 94-107 lbs 70.00-97.00, 72-83 lbs 31.00-55.00; UTILITY: 72-104 lbs 17.00-40.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 113 lbs 122.00, 92-102 lbs 140.00-157.00, 85 lbs 100.00; #2: 85-92 lbs 85.00-100.00, 75 lbs 42.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 85 lbs 45.00, 63-73 lbs 15.00-30.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 132.00, 94-118 lbs 141.00-155.00, 86-92 lbs 115.00-130.00, 80-84 lbs 107.00; #2: 106-128 lbs 130.00-141.00, 94-104 lbs 145.00-156.00, 80-92 lbs 109.00-131.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 107.00-115.00, 80-88 lbs 80.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 45.00-47.00, 60-88 lbs 17.00-35.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 90.00-110.00; #2: 70-100 lbs 40.00-60.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 50-95 lbs 11.00-20.00.

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.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 810; Last week 625; Last year 714. CALVES: 506; Last week 229; Last year 507.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter lean cows sold steady to firm, while fleshier cattle traded 2.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 1.00 lower with moderate demand. Cattle supply included 137 slaughter steers, 125 heifers, 308 cows, 171 bulls, and 69 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 83.50-87.50, High dress 89.50-92.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.50-82.50, High dress 82.50-87.50, Low dress 73.00-76.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.50-79.50, High dress 82.00-85.00, Low dress 68.00-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-78.00, High dress 79.50-85.50, Low dress 68.00-71.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 955-2025 lbs 95.00-99.00, high dress 100.00-102.00, low dress 85.00-92.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher with good demand. Holstein heifer calves sold weak with very light demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 150.00-175.00, 80-90 lbs 120.00-140.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 120.00-140.00, 80-90 lbs 115.00-125.00; #3: 75-110 lbs 60.00-100.00, few 110.00-115.00; UTILITY: 60-105 lbs 20.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 75.00-105.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 45.00-75.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 20.00-45.00.

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.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 239; Last week 118. CALVES: 111; Last week 57.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00 lower with moderate demand. Slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 lower. Cattle supply consisted of 133 steers, 26 heifers, 74 cows, 6 bulls, and 0 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1345-1585 lbs 125.00-127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1200-1575 lbs 123.00-126.00, low dress 119.50-122.00; SELECT 2-3: 1280-1485 lbs 118.00-123.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1055-1375 lbs 117.00-121.50, low dress 115.00-118.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.50-78.50, High dress 79.50-80.50, Low dress 68.00-70.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-77.00, High dress 78.00-78.50, Low dress 69.00-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 70.50-75.00, High dress 77.00-80.50, Low dress 61.00-69.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Low Dress 1170-1590 lbs 80.00-84.00.

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, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

BULL CALVES: #1: 95-125 lbs 125.00-135.00, 80-90 lbs 115.00-130.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 107.00-122.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-115.00; #3: 80-120 lbs 85.00-100.00; UTILITY: 70-105 lbs 32.00-57.00, 55-65 lbs 15.00-20.00.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-354-2391. Dave Wert, 570-490-5587.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Sept. 13.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Sept. 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 343; Last week 442; Last year 347. CALVES: 655; Last week 756; Last year 651.

Compared to last week: Not enough Slaughter cattle from last week for a comparison but a steady undertone noted. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 1.00 lower on moderate demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 42 steers and heifers, 285 cows, 5 bulls, and 11 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1520-1550 lbs 108.50-110.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1400-1610 lbs 105.50-107.00; SELECT 2-3: 1320-1550 lbs 102.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean avg dress 76.50-82.50, low dress 74.50-75.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean avg dress 78.00-83.00, high dress 85.50, low dress 72.00-77.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean avg dress 78.00-84.50, low dress 70.00-77.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean avg dress 74.00-78.00, low dress 64.50-73.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1050-1710 lbs avg dress 93.00- 95.00, low dress 86.00-89.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull and Heifer calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Demand was good for all classes. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 544 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 124 lbs 118.00, 95-112 lbs 127.00-155.00, 85-90 lbs 105-110.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 142.00-155.00, 84-90 lbs 112.00-127.00, 75 lbs 50.00; #3: 94-107 lbs 70.00-97.00, 72-83 lbs 31.00-55.00; UTILITY: 72-104 lbs 17.00-40.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 113 lbs 122.00, 92-102 lbs 140.00-157.00, 85 lbs 100.00; #2: 85-92 lbs 85.00-100.00, 75 lbs 42.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 85 lbs 45.00, 63-73 lbs 15.00-30.00.

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

NOTE: Next Feeder Sale Sept. 13.

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 12, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 817, Last week 843, Last year 927. CALVES: 621, Last week 673, Last year 628.

Compared to last week Slaughter steers sold steady. Demand was good. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly steady on a light test. Not enough heifers for a market test. Slaughter cows sold firm with good demand. Cattle supplies included 191 slaughter steers; 85 heifers; 390 cows; 36 bulls; and 4 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1600 lbs 126.00-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1325-1650 lbs 122.00-125.50; SELECT 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 117.00-121.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 106.00-108.00; SELECT 1-3: 1450-1650 lbs 100.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-82.00, Low dress 76.00-79.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 81.00-88.00, High dress 89.50-95.00, Low dress 74.00-80.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.50, High dress 80.00-83.00, Low dress 70.00-74.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 73.50-77.50, High dress 79.00-83.00, Low dress 65.00-72.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2225 lbs avg dress 95.00-99.00, high dress 100.50-106.00, very high dress 107.50-111.00, low dress 85.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly steady with good 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 446 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 132.00, 94-118 lbs 141.00-155.00, 86-92 lbs 115.00-130.00, 80-84 lbs 107.00; #2: 106-128 lbs 130.00-141.00, 94-104 lbs 145.00-156.00, 80-92 lbs 109.00-131.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 107.00-115.00, 80-88 lbs 80.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 45.00-47.00, 60-88 lbs 17.00-35.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 90.00-110.00; #2: 70-100 lbs 40.00-60.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 50-95 lbs 11.00-20.00.

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

Greencastle Monthly Feeder Cattle Sale
Greencastle, Pa.
Sept. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 540; Last Sale: 215.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 172.00-179.00; 400-500 lbs 170.00-180.00; 500-600 lbs 159.00-169.00, few 170.00-171.00; 600-700 lbs 149.00-158.00; 700-800 lbs 124.00-143.00. MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 132.50-150.00, 500-700 lbs 131.00-144.00; LGE 3 HOLSTEINS: 400-500 lbs 96.00, 500-700 lbs 77.00-81.00, 700-900 lbs 86.00-97.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 145.00-158.00, 500-600 lbs 139.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 131.00-142.50, 700-900 lbs 119.00-129.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 124.00-143.00, 500-700 lbs 118.00-134.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 148.00-160.00, 500-700 lbs 126.00-149.50, 700-900 lbs 109.00-119.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 117.50, 500-700 lbs 122.00-123.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Oct. 4.

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

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Sale
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Sept. 7, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

BEEF STEERS: 301-500 lbs 60.00-165.00, 501-700 lbs 80.00-161.00, 701+ lbs 90.00-134.00.

BEEF HEIFERS: 301-500 lbs 40.00-155.00, 501-700 lbs 50.00-141.00, 701+ lbs 60.00-132.00.

BEEF BULLS: 301-500 lbs 50.00-151.00, 501-700 lbs 70.00-144.00, 701+ lbs 88.00-130.00.

HOLSTEINS: 301-500 lbs 60.00-98.00, 501-700 lbs 65.00-94.00, 701+ lbs 70.00-92.00.

BRED REPLACEMENTS (ea): 360.00-1350.00.

FAMILIES (ea): 620.00-1260.00.

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Sept. 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Aug 29-Sep 04, 2013. Sales at Blackstone, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Narrows and Springlake.

Feeder Cattle: 1960 (Steers 802; Heifers 832; Bulls 326).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 9 head, 300-400 lbs 169.00-191.50; 60 head, 400-500 lbs 152.00-174.00; 97 head, 500-600 lbs 145.00-168.00; 78 head, 600-700 lbs 140.50-159.00; 64 head, 700-800 lbs 129.00-149.75; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 120.00-131.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 134.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 8 head, 500-600 lbs 160.00; 102 head, 600-700 lbs 150.00-152.00; 25 head, 700-800 lbs 145.00. MED/LGE 2: 9 head, 300-400 lbs 170.00-204.00; 59 head, 400-500 lbs 129.00-170.75; 90 head, 500-600 lbs 117.00-158.25; 54 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-155.50; 12 head, 700-800 lbs 82.00-146.00; 61 head, 800-900 lbs 94.00-142.75. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 88.00-180.00; 13 head, 400-500 lbs 85.00-162.50; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 132.00-160.00; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 126.00-148.50; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 90.00-134.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 57 head, 400-500 lbs 142.00-174.00; 42 head, 500-600 lbs 135.00-154.00; 28 head, 600-700 lbs 115.00-138.50. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 155.00-203.00; 83 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-172.00; 34 head, 500-600 lbs 136.00-155.00; 35 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-138.00; 4 head, 1000-1100 lbs 97.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 15 head, 300-400 lbs 150.00-176.00; 100 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-151.50; 71 head, 500-600 lbs 127.00-138.75; 118 head, 600-700 lbs 117.00-142.00; 24 head, 700-800 lbs 120.50-130.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 12 head, 400-500 lbs 147.50; 27 head, 600-700 lbs 138.25. MED/LGE 2: 35 head, 300-400 lbs 150.00-169.00; 115 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-144.50; 117 head, 500-600 lbs 109.00-137.75; 59 head, 600-700 lbs 125.00-139.50; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 121.00-133.00. MED/LGE 3: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 130.00-160.50; 42 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-139.00; 31 head, 500-600 lbs 124.00-134.75; 16 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-129.50.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt. Feeder Cattle: 1372 (Steers 478; Heifers 566; Bulls 328).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 19 head, 400-500 lbs 160.50-165.00; 62 head, 500-600 lbs 158.00-158.25; 57 head, 600-700 lbs 148.00-151.00; 32 head, 700-800 lbs 141.50-143.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 191.00; 59 head, 400-500 lbs 159.00-167.00; 77 head, 500-600 lbs 157.00; 52 head, 600-700 lbs 145.50-145.75; 13 head, 700-800 lbs 131.00-140.75. MED/LGE 3: 19 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-158.50; 30 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-150.50; 13 head, 600-700 lbs 143.00-146.25.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 21 head, 400-500 lbs 142.50-143.00; 81 head, 500-600 lbs 133.25-136.00; 45 head, 600-700 lbs 128.75-130.00; 12 head, 700-800 lbs 121.00-122.00. MED/LGE 2: 33 head, 300-400 lbs 157.00-158.00; 94 head, 400-500 lbs 140.50-142.00; 85 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-131.50; 33 head, 600-700 lbs 130.00-131.75; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 126.25. MED/LGE 3: 19 head, 300-400 lbs 153.00; 47 head, 400-500 lbs 140.00; 33 head, 500-600 lbs 128.00-131.75; 12 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-124.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 35 head, 400-500 lbs 153.00-165.00; 37 head, 500-600 lbs 141.75-151.50; 18 head, 600-700 lbs 133.00. MED/LGE 2: 34 head, 300-400 lbs 174.00-180.00; 109 head, 400-500 lbs 153.75-166.00; 30 head, 500-600 lbs 140.00-142.75; 23 head, 600-700 lbs 134.50.

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

Radiant, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Sept. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 1013 (Steers 623; Heifers 319; Bulls 71).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 14 head, 400-500 lbs 175.50; 71 head, 500-600 lbs 150.00-163.00; 129 head, 600-700 lbs 140.00-153.50; 56 head, 700-800 lbs 133.00-140.00; 46 head, 800-900 lbs 136.00-143.25; 6 head, 900-1000 lbs 132.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 30 head, 500-600 lbs 141.00-155.00; 61 head, 800-900 lbs 145.75; 50 head, 900-1000 lbs 135.00. MED/LGE 2: 13 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-156.00; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 92.00-140.00; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 129.00-133.00. MED/LGE 3: 8 head, 500-600 lbs 109.00-141.50; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 61.00-130.00; 60 head, 800-900 lbs 125.00-143.75.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 20 head, 400-500 lbs 103.00-144.50; 37 head, 500-600 lbs 136.50-139.50; 45 head, 600-700 lbs 130.00-133.00; 33 head, 700-800 lbs 126.50-135.00; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 124.50; 6 head, 1000-1100 lbs 112.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 12 head, 500-600 lbs 135.00; 11 head, 600-700 lbs 136.00. MED/LGE 2 5 head, 400-500 lbs 110.00-140.00; 31 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-135.25; 34 head, 600-700 lbs 120.50-129.00; 11 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00-132.00. MED/LGE 3: 12 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-130.50; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 100.00-128.00; 9 head, 700-800 lbs 122.00-123.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 400-500 lbs 166.00; 9 head, 500-600 lbs 139.00-145.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 6 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00. MED/LGE 2: 6 head, 500-600 lbs 141.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 5 head, 800-900 lbs 95.50. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 700-800 lbs 105.50.

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

Buckhannon, W. VA Feeder Cattle Sale
Charleston, W. Va.
Aug. 27, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 4018.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 472-472 lbs 146.00; 4 head, 505-505 lbs 154.00; 18 head, 600-635 lbs 158.00-164.00; 46 head, 666-695 lbs 153.00-162.50; 25 head, 700-748 lbs 143.00-152.00; 19 head, 754-797 lbs 143.00-148.00; 8 head, 818-828 lbs 142.50-144.00; 11 head, 872-885 lbs 130.00-133.00; 5 head, 905-905 lbs 130.00; 7 head, 1001-1001 lbs 119.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 150 head, 685-685 lbs 153.00-160.75 Load; 73 head, 725-725 lbs 158.00 Load; 470 head, 750-785 lbs 154.00-155.50 Load; 425 head, 820-845 lbs 148.50-152.50 Load; 393 head, 850-880 lbs 138.25-149.00 Load; 362 head, 900-935 lbs 137.50-142.00 Load; 341 head, 950-965 lbs 134.00-137.50 Load; MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 560-590 lbs 140.00-147.00; 22 head, 600-641 lbs 140.00-151.00; 23 head, 660-698 lbs 147.00-149.50; 27 head, 752-796 lbs 133.00-145.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 500-531 lbs 125.00-129.00; 10 head, 552-598 lbs 125.00-135.00; 38 head, 606-649 lbs 125.00-138.00; 20 head, 682-691 lbs 130.00-136.50; 17 head, 650-650 lbs 144.50 Replacement; 25 head, 700-712 lbs 126.00-135.00; 18 head, 775-794 lbs 122.00-129.00; 11 head, 830-831 lbs 115.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 329 head, 650-685 lbs 146.50-152.00 Load; 142 head, 725-735 lbs 139.00-143.25 Load; 209 head, 765-785 lbs 137.00-139.75 Load; 183 head, 800-820 lbs 133.50-136.25 Load; 62 head, 800-800 lbs 144.25 Value Added; 480 head, 850-885 lbs 132.00-137.00 Load. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 638-638 lbs 117.50; 7 head, 709-709 lbs 116.00.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Travis Funkhouser, 304.703.4562.

Riverton, W. VA Feeder Cattle
Charleston, W. Va.
Sept. 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 934.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 55 head, 940-940 lbs 133.00; 52 head, 985-985 lbs 135.50; 50 head, 980-980 lbs 136.50 BLK; 47 head, 1025-1025 lbs 132.75 BLK; 192 head, 1010-1025 lbs 134.50-137.00 Blk/BWF. MED/LGE 1-2: 116 head, 870-875 lbs 139.50; 54 head, 920-920 lbs 137.25 BLK; 158 head, 960-975 lbs 130.50-136.50; 50 head, 980-980 lbs 136.75 Blk/BWF; 46 head, 1025-1025 lbs 132.50 Blk/BWF.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 49 head, 940-940 lbs 125.50 Home Raised. MED/LGE 1-2: 65 head, 830-830 lbs 137.00.

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

Weston, W. VA Feeder Cattle
Charleston, W. Va.
Sept. 7, 2103
Report Supplied by USDA

Prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 845.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 428-443 lbs 162.50-173.00; 17 head, 495-498 lbs 150.00-160.00; 11 head, 530-548 lbs 137.00-145.00; 8 head, 559-559 lbs 152.00; 7 head, 595-595 lbs 158.00 Yearlings; 7 head, 634-645 lbs 126.00-132.50; 5 head, 660-695 lbs 146.00-156.00 Yearlings; 25 head, 700-743 lbs 143.00-153.50 Yearlings; 4 head, 715-715 lbs 137.00 RWF; 12 head, 779-795 lbs 145.00-146.50 Yearlings; 16 head, 830-844 lbs 138.50-146.00 Yearlings; 20 head, 914-924 lbs 130.00-138.00 Yearlings. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 365-365 lbs 179.00; 6 head, 417-417 lbs 140.00; 10 head, 560-585 lbs 154.00-155.00 Yearlings; 18 head, 605-645 lbs 145.00-160.00 Yearlings; 5 head, 670-690 lbs 153.00-154.00 Yearlings; 11 head, 700-741 lbs 133.00-151.00 Yearlings; 4 head, 805-818 lbs 132.00-142.00 Yearlings.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 10 head, 315-345 lbs 138.00-142.50; 7 head, 405-423 lbs 127.50-130.00; 21 head, 450-494 lbs 125.00-134.00; 16 head, 560-564 lbs 130.00-133.00; 5 head, 580-580 lbs 138.00 Yearlings; 5 head, 618-645 lbs 121.00-126.00; 4 head, 688-688 lbs 138.00 Yearlings; 10 head, 753-765 lbs 135.00-137.50 Yearlings; 8 head, 814-814 lbs 132.25 Yearlings. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 265-285 lbs 135.00-140.00; 10 head, 340-349 lbs 135.00-142.00; 8 head, 418-418 lbs 135.00; 7 head, 489-489 lbs 128.00; 5 head, 552-558 lbs 129.00-138.00 Yearlings; 7 head, 600-600 lbs 137.00-140.00 Yearlings; 6 head, 682-682 lbs 137.00 Yearlings; 9 head, 725-742 lbs 130.00-138.00 Yearlings; 4 head, 785-785 lbs 130.00-132.00 Yearlings.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 13 head, 415-428 lbs 144.00-150.00; 9 head, 455-486 lbs 146.00-152.00; 4 head, 549-549 lbs 141.00; 4 head, 725-740 lbs 100.00-104.00 Yearlings.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Travis Funkhouser, 304.703.4562.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 826; Last Week: 722; Year Ago: 1216.

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

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 71.00-74.00, 300-400 lbs 73.00-78.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 65.00-70.00, 300-400 lbs 69.00-72.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 65.00-68.50, 500-700 lbs 68.50-72.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 22.00-23.50.

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

100 total head. Overall market steady and active. Prices per head.

Work: 400.00-900.00

Driving: 425.00-600.00.

Riding: 250.00-500.00.

Better Riding: 500.00-2000.00.

Registered Riding: 475.00-1000.00.

Ponies: 150.00-400.00.

Large Ponies: 160.00-1300.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 9, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1815; Last Monday: 1915; Year Ago: 2168.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1315; Last Monday: 1760; Year Ago: 1989.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 79 percent lambs, 15 percent slaughter ewes, and 6 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights. Non-Traditional Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 150.00-172.00, 60-80 lbs 150.00-176.00, hair sheep 150.00-165.00, 100-130 lbs 147.00-154.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 40-60 lbs 230.00-270.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 50-60 lbs 128.00-132.00, 60-80 lbs 128.00-146.00, hair sheep 124.00- 140.00, 80-110 lbs 130.00-154.00, hair sheep 126.00-144.00, 110-130 lbs 128.00-160.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 40-60 lbs 118.00-127.00, 50-60 lbs hair sheep 108.00- 112.00, 80-110 lbs 118.00-128.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 80 lbs 72.00, 130-140 lbs 62.00-68.00, 120-150 lbs hair sheep 56.00-62.00, 190-230 lbs 52.00-62.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 110-120 lbs 48.00- 54.00, 120-140 lbs hair sheep 40.00-48.00, 120-160 lbs 38.00- 54.00, 160-180 lbs 40.00-50.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 130-160 lbs hair sheep 78.00-92.00, 140-150 lbs 56.00-60.00, 160-200 lbs 72.00-110.00, 200-250 lbs 48.00- 90.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter billies sold mostly firm. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 61 percent Slaughter Kids, 31 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 8 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 128.00-157.00, 60-80 lbs 148.00-175.00, 80-110 lbs 124.00-128.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 92.00-124.00, 60-80 lbs 118.00-140.00, 80-110 lbs 112.00-120.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 62.00-80.00, 60-80 lbs 80.00-114.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 80-130 lbs 132.00-170.00, 130-150 lbs 152.00-172.00; SEL 2: 80-120 lbs 110.00-135.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 60.00-80.00, 80-100 lbs 80.00-107.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 120-150 lbs 200.00-227.00, 150-200 lbs 210.00-275.00; SEL 2: 110-150 lbs 157.00-200.00, 150-200 lbs 195.00-199.00; SEL 3: 110-125 lbs 97.00-155.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 152.00-170.00, 60-80 lbs 170.00-202.00, 80-110 lbs 202.00-280.00, 110-150 lbs 270.00-305.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 124.00-148.00, 60-80 lbs 150.00- 170.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 112.00-124.00, 80-100 lbs 155.00- 170.00.

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.
Sept. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SHEEP: 272; Last sale 217. GOATS: 162; Last sale 124.

When compared to the most recent sale, slaughter lambs sold 10.00-20.00 higher with good demand. Slaughter ewes were lightly tested and traded with a weak undertone. Slaughter goats were lightly tested and sold mostly with a weaker undertone. Demand moderate. All goats are USDA graded and are co- mingled according to age, weight, sex, and selection grade. All sheep and goats are sold per cwt in their in-weights.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 5 head, 40-50 lbs 216.00; 3 head, 50-60 lbs 168.00; 22 head, 60-70 lbs 158.00-170.00. CHOICE 2-3: 9 head, 50-60 lbs 150.00-155.00; 28 head, 60-70 lbs 130.00-150.00; 10 head, 70-80 lbs 130.00-135.00; 31 head, 80-90 lbs 125.00-138.00; 67 head, 90-110 lbs 120.00-136.00; 11 head, 110-130 lbs 116.00-125.00; 31 head, 130-150 lbs 118.00-124.00; 23 head, 150-200 lbs 115.00-127.00. GOOD/CHOICE 1-2: 2 head, 90-110 lbs 115.00; 3 head, 150-200 lbs 100.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY 1-2: 5 head, 90-110 lbs 60.00; 2 head, 120-160 lbs 50.00-68.00. CULL 1-2: 11 head, 120-160 lbs 40.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 2 head, 40-50 lbs 162.00; 4 head, 50-60 lbs 194.00; 8 head, 70-80 lbs 176.00; 4 head, 80-90 lbs 158.00-186.00. SEL 2: 5 head, 40-50 lbs 160.00; 23 head, 50-60 lbs 172.00; 3 head, 60-70 lbs 144.00; 3 head, 70-80 lbs 172.00-176.00; 3 head, 80-90 lbs 142.00. SEL 3: 10 head, 30-40 lbs 117.00-150.00; 14 head, 40-50 lbs 138.00-150.00; 9 head, 50-60 lbs 125.00-178.00; 5 head, 60-70 lbs 156.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 5 head, 130-180 lbs 95.00. SEL 2: 7 head, 80-130 lbs 89.00-98.00. SEL 3: 7 head, 50-80 lbs 110.00; 20 head, 80-130 lbs 86.00-90.00; 8 head, 130-180 lbs 82.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 2 head, 150-250 lbs 105.00-122.00. SEL 3: 2 head, 80-100 lbs 106.00; 1 head, 150-250 lbs 100.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 2: 3 head, 50-80 lbs 142.00-158.00.

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

NOTE: The next graded goat sale Sept. 20.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 551; Last Sale: 209; Last Year: 668.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly steady. Quality not as good as previous weeks. Demand was light. Good offering of heifers for this month’s special sale including several good crossbred heifers. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly firm. Demand was good. Wednesday’s supply included 102 fresh milking cows, 23 short-bred cows, 20 springing cows, 154 short-bred heifers, 93 springing heifers, 109 open heifers, and 33 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1625.00-1825.00; Approved: 1450.00-1600.00; Medium: 1200.00-1400.00; Common: 1000.00-1175.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months): Approved: 1325.00-1350.00; Medium: 1050.00-1150.00; Common: 900.00-950.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months): Supreme: 1600.00-1850.00; Approved: 1400.00-1525.00; Medium: 1175.00-1250.00; Common: 925.00-1050.00.

CULL COWS: 675.00-1275.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Supreme: 1175.00-1225.00; Jersey/Crossbred Supreme: 700.00-825.00; Approved: 1000.00-1150.00; Medium: 900.00-975.00; Common: 600.00-875.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Jersey/CrossbredSupreme: 700.00-1300.00; Supreme: 1300.00-1525.00; Appoved: 1150.00-1275.00; Medium: 1000.00-1150.00; Common: 725.00-975.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Jersey/Crossbred Supreme: 875.00-1300.00; Supreme: 1400.00-1600.00, 2000.00 Fancy Red Individual; Approved: 1300.00-1400.00; Medium: 1125.00-1275.00; Common: 800.00-1075.00; Jersey/Crossbred common: 875.00-1300.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Jersey/Crossbred Approved: 475.00-500.00; Approved: 485.00-625.00; Medium: 300.00-400.00; Common: 275.00-300.00. 600-900 LBS: Jersey/CrossbredApproved: 650.00-725.00; Approved: 675.00-750.00; Medium: 550.00-650.00; Common: 350.00-475.00. 900-1200 LBS: Supreme: 900.00-950.00; Approved: 800.00-875.00; Medium: 675.00-800.00; Common: 575.00-600.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Approved: 1050.00-1075.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 300.00, Jersey/Crossbred 425.00-525.00. 600-900 lbs Jersey/Crossbred 525.00-575.00. 900-1200 lbs 875.00-1150.00, Jersey/Crossbred 725.00-875.00. 1200-1500 lbs 1000.00-1475.00.

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.
Sept. 11, 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 $1.37 per pound for the week ending September 7, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound increased 0.2 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.75 per pound for the week ending September 7, 2013. The price per pound decreased 2.5 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.76 per pound, up 1.4 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 57.8 cents per pound for the week ending September 7, 2013. The US price per pound increased 0.4 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 $1.80 per pound for the week ending September 7, 2013. The US price per pound increased 1.1 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Sept. 11, 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 1.85-2.05.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.76-1.84. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.55-1.63.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 186, Out 0; LAST WK: In 180, Out 0; LAST YR: In 96, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

From New England to the Mid-Atlantic states, milk supplies are very tight this week. Unexpectedly so. Some New England plants are short of sufficient milk to fill this week’s contracts for condensed skim. The milk supply tightness doesn’t fit into seasonal expectations of some plant managers. Unusually hot weather is a factor. Very busy schedules in the Northeast plant location of a national yogurt brand, is a factor also cited for taking large milk draws.

A New York state cheese plant manager had to reduce schedules due to milk supply tightness. In the Mid-Atlantic states, some plants are “screaming for milk”. Part of the reason is post Labor Day plant orders being higher than expected, with some stores having reduced fluid milk orders before the holiday weekend, apparently underestimated demand, so now they are trying to get inventories to a more comfortable level.

Southeast milk supplies seem to be in better balance. Calls are being received in that region seeking milk to go to the Northeast. Florida slightly increased milk imports to 186 this week from 180 last week.

Production on the farm is still on a downward spiral but at a slower pace. Continuing declines are expected to continue for several weeks more.

Condensed skim milk supplies have tightened even more than last week due to the reduced milk supply. Some contracts will not be filled on schedule as a result.

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Organic Dairy Market News
Madison, Wis.
Sept. 6, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA-AMS

Organic Dairy Fluid Overview

ORGANIC MILK PRODUCTS SALES: Cumulative organic fluid milk products sales through June this year lead the same period of 2012 by 3.1%. This outcome is derived from sales this March through June, which were sufficiently above last year’s level to overcome lower sales this January and February compared with last year. In contrast, total conventional milk products sales this year through June were 2.9% below the same period last year.

NEWS: A national organic dairy brand has begun sales of lactose free organic whole milk and organic half & half. These items now join the brand’s existing lactose free reduced fat, low fat and fat free organic milk to round out the line of lactose free organic milk being sold.

Organic Dairy Retail Overview

ORGANIC MILK: Ads for 8 ounce organic milk are at the second highest level of the year and more than the combined total of ads for organic half gallons and gallons. Almost all stores advertising 8 ounce organic milk are stores of two national grocery chains. Half gallon ads declined for the sixth consecutive report. These ads are from a variety of national chain food stores and regional chains. Organic gallon ads are at a lower level than the record set two weeks ago but still among the top four reporting periods of the year. Almost all organic gallon milk ads are for one national food store chain.

Ads for 8 ounce organic milk comprised 56% of organic milk ads, followed by organic half gallons, 31%, and organic gallons, 14%. Organic milk ads continue to generally be the predominant category of organic dairy ads, unlike conventional milk which frequently is not among the top advertised categories of conventional dairy products.

ORGANIC MILK HALF GALLONS: The weighted average advertised price of organic milk half gallons is $3.71, up 21 cents from last period. The price range increased at the bottom and top of the price range, $2.89 to $4.69. One year ago the weighted average advertised price was $3.47.

The Northeast has the highest weighted average price, $4.10, while the Southwest Region has the lowest weighted average price this period, $2.89.

ORGANIC/CONVENTIONAL MILK HALF GALLON PRICE SPREAD: The weighted average advertised organic half-gallon milk price, $3.71, is up 21 cents from two weeks ago. Conventional milk’s price for half gallons, $1.52, is up 11 cents from two weeks ago. The organic-conventional half-gallon price spread is $2.19, compared to $2.09 two weeks ago.

ORGANIC MILK GALLONS: The national weighted average advertised price for organic gallons is $5.00, down from $5.56 two weeks ago and down from $5.43 one year ago.

ORGANIC YOGURT: Organic yogurt ad numbers are at a relatively low level for the year - lower than thirteen periods of 2013 and higher than four.

The Southeast has 36% of organic yogurt ads, followed by the Northeast, 21%; Southwest and Northwest tied at 17%, and South Central, 9%.

4-6 ounce organic Greek yogurt accounts for 36% of organic yogurt ads, followed by 32 ounce yogurt, 29%, 4-6 ounce yogurt, 24%, and 32 ounce organic Greek yogurt, 10%.

The weighted average advertised price for 4-6 ounce organic yogurt is $.83, up 18 cents from last year. The weighted average advertised price for 4-6 ounce organic Greek yogurt is $1.00, down from $1.05 last year. As for 32 ounce organic Greek yogurt, the price is $5.00, with no ads for this category one year ago.

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

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Sept. 11, 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: 5.40 bu, 9.66 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.35 bu, 10.60 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 3.71 bu, 7.94 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.40 bu, 10.60 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 13.15 bu, 21.96 cwt.

EAR CORN: 162.33 ton, 8.12 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 202.50 ton, 10.13 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 193.75 ton, 9.69 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 208.75 ton, 10.44 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week’s cash bids; no report was available to trend this week’s opening cash bids due to the Labor Day Holiday last week. Bases have become very volatile as new crop corn is becoming available in the southern regions of the US. Cash bids have varied nearly a dollar per bushel as end users and mills estimate how much old crop supplies they need to carry them over into the new crop harvest. Monday’s crop progress reported showed a slight decline in condition, pulling the percentage of corn in good to excellent condition from 56% to 54%. Several farmers are beginning to chop fields in the southeastern and central regions of Pennsylvania, with good tonnage being reported from a few sources. Depending on the available silo space and room for AG-bags on the farm, a greater percentage of the crop may be combined this year. Across the nation, approximately 9% of the crop has hit maturity, and 64% is at minimum dented; well behind last year’s pace, but mild conditions forecasted for the Midwest show no indications of an early frost. The dry conditions from the past few weeks in some key areas of the Corn Belt have already been factored into the market and allowed for some modest profit taking in Chicago on Monday. CME December corn closed 4.75 cents lower at 4.635/bu; November beans 11.25 cents lower at 13.565/bu. All grain and soybean prices are quoted per bushel delivered to the mill or elevator. Bases reflect last Friday’s CME close against Monday morning’s cash bids.

Us No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 4.6800-5.6000, n/a, OptZ to 92Z, n/a. CENTRAL: 4.7000-5.6000, n/a, 2Z to 92Z, n/a. WESTERN: 5.6200-6.0700, n/a , 94Z to 139Z, n/a.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.0800-6.8700, n/a, -40Z to 39Z, n/a. CENTRAL: 6.0000-6.9200, n/a, -48Z to 44Z, n/a. WESTERN : 5.8500-6.7200, n/a, -63Z to 24Z, n/a.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: 3.0000-3.2000, n/a -20Z to OptZ, n/a. CENTRAL: 3.5000-4.0000, n/a 30Z to 80Z, n/a. WESTERN: 3.2500-3.5000, n/a 5Z to 30Z, n/a.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 12.9800-13.8700, n/a, -70x to 19x, n/a. CENTRAL: 12.5000-13.5000, n/a, -118x to -18x, n/a.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 5.13; Wheat 6.52; Oats 3.13; Soybeans 13.37. CENTRAL: Corn 5.22; Wheat 6.29; Oats 3.70; Soybeans 12.93. WESTERN: Corn 5.84; Wheat 6.24; Oats 3.36.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 9, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Dealer Hay & Straw Market for Eastern, Pa.: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton. Compared to last week, hay sold 10.00-25.00 higher and straw sold 20.00-45.00 higher. ALFALFA: 120.00-185.00. MIXED: 80.00-180.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-150.00. STRAW: 50.00-160.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 86 loads. Straw: 19 loads. ALFALFA: 140.00-300.00. MIXED: 100.00-330.00. TIMOTHY: 190.00-245.00. GRASS: 110.00-420.00. STRAW: 60.00-225.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 43 loads; Straw: 8 loads. ALFALFA: 160.00-250.00. MIXED: 75.00-270.00. TIMOTHY: 97.00-320.00. GRASS: 90.00-340.00. STRAW: 50.00-170.00.

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

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
Sept. 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District: 2013 Crop

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 8/17: 140; Week ending 8/24: 200; Week ending 8/31: 403; 2013 to date: 743; 2012 to date: 5030; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 8/17: 446; Week ending 8/24: 594; Week ending 8/31: 2113; 2013 to date: 2516; 2012 to date: 11429; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 8/17: 586; Week ending 8/24: 794; Week ending 8/31: 2516; 2013 to date: 3259; 2012 to date: 16459; Final 2012: 263978.

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District: 2012 Crop

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 8/10: 241; Week ending 8/17: 394; Week ending 8/24: 125; Week ending 8/31: 0; 2012 to date: 56428; 2011 to date: 62576; Final 2011: 62576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 8/10: 1864; Week ending 8/17: 1305; Week ending 8/24: 2014; Week ending 8/31: 0; 2012 to date: 207550; 2011 to date: 209853; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 8/10: 2105; Week ending 8/17: 1699; Week ending 8/24: 2139; Week ending 8/31: 0; 2012 to date: 263978; 2011 to date: 272429; Final 2011: 272429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (VA, WV, MD, PA): Harvesting continues on Gingergolds, Golden Supreme, Gala, and Honeycrisp. Trading active.Straight loads of juice stock per hundredweight (cwt) U.S. Cider grade all varieties $12.00 occas 13.00. Harvest is running later than normal.Processors continue to purchase available southern fruit. Several growers continue to harvest late varieties of peaches as a few will wind downcurrent week.

Apple Juice Concentrate Imports

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE IMPORTS, PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period August 29 September 4, 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 $7.90-8.30 mostly $8.10-8.20.

Shipping Point Trends

NEW YORK: Shipments — Shipments 6-11-26, Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active. Prices Paula Red and Ginger Gold lower, others generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum Ginger Gold 20.00-22.00, Paula Red 18.00-20.00, Gala 24.00- 25.00, McIntosh 23.50-24.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Ginger Gold 80s-100s mostly 25.00-27.00; Paula Red 80s-100s 24.00-26.00; McIntosh 80s- 100s mostly 30.00.

NEW ENGLAND: Shipments 1-2-3 — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV): Shipments 1-1-22 — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvesting. Trading active. Prices cartons traypack Gingergold U.S. Extra Fancy 72s-88s 24.00-27.00, 100s 24.00, cartons 12 3-pound film bags U.S. Extra Fancy Gingergold 2 1/2 inch minimum mostly 20.00-21.00, Gala 2 1/2 inch minimum 24.00-27.00.

CHILE: Imports 92-71-42 — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as domestic areas begin harvesting. PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 18 kilogram cartons tray pack Fuji 64-90s 28.00-30.00, 100s 24.00-26.00, 110s 22.00-24.00, 120s 20.00-22.00; Granny Smith 70-90s 26.00-28.00, 100s 24.00-26.00, 110s 22.00-24.00; Royal Gala 70-90s 26.00-28.00, 100s 22.00-24.00, 110s 20.00- 22.00, 120s 18.00-20.00; Braeburn 64-90s 24.00-26.00, 100s 22.00-24.00; Pink Lady/Cripps Pink 70-80s 18.00-20.00, 90s 16.00-18.00, 100s 15.00- 17.00, 110s 14.00-16.00, 120s 12.00-148.00. Quality good.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: Shipments 0-0-4 — Movement expected to increase. Currently, no F.O.B. is being reported.

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

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

ACTUAL SLAUGHTER NUMBERS IN FEDERALLY INSPECTED PLANTS (not necessarily inspected) BISON: Week Ending 8/03/13: 1068; Week Ending 8/10/13: 829; Week Ending 8/17/13: 1021; Week Ending 8/24/13: 899; Total: 3,817.

CANADIAN LIVE BISON IMPORTS INTO U.S. FOR AUGUST: Slaughter Male: 962; Slaughter Female: 605; Feeder Male: 166; Feeder Female: 171; Total: 1904.

BISON CARCASSES: Compared to July’s report: The number of bison harvested for August 2013 was 20% greater than the same month for 2012 while Canadian Live Bison Imports into the United States doubled. The 2013 August bison prices all slid lower compared to the similar month from one year ago.

BISON MEAT: Compared to July’s report: Prices on both bison meat cuts and bison trimmings trended lower in August 2012 compared to 2012. Case ready prices were also lower in August 2013 vs. 2012. Prices were also lower for case ready bison grinds, regardless of the precentage lean.

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


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