Market Reports for September 7, 2013

9/7/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Sept. 6, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 124.25; Last week 123.90; Last year 118.85.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 109.00; Last week 109.15; Last year 106.35.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 122.25; Last week 121.60; Last year 115.50.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 82.70; Last week 80.55; Last year 75.30.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 79.75; Last week 79.15; Last year 74.25.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 97.90; Last week 96.00; Last year 88.85.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 72.00; Last week 69.50; Last year 59.00.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 140.00; Last week 132.00; Last year 115.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 138.90; Last week 137.75; Last year 102.25.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 138.00; Last week 149.50.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Aug. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3392; Last week 3669; Last year 3157. CALVES: This week 2873; Last week 2786; Last year 2647. HOGS: This week 1313; Last week 1123; Last year 1731. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week 241; Last year n/a. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2253; Last week 1968; Last year 1256. GOATS: This week 1683; Last week 1925; Last year 1940.

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

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

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Holstein heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower. Sows sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower.

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

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kids sold mostly steady. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. 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. 6, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2237, Last week 2157, Last year 2541. CALVES: 1715, Last week 1756, Last year 1734.

This week in Lancaster County, the slaughter steer trade was mostly 1.00 higher. Demand has been moderate to good, with slightly better demand coming from kosher buyers as the Yom Kippur Holiday approaches. Supplies were light this week as cattle trade slowed downed for the Labor Day Holiday.

Slaughter cows continue to trade with very good demand and were reported in the range of 1.00-3.00 higher throughout the week. Cow slaughter has been down across the nation particularly in the South which has kept our Pennsylvania markets active as buyers from southern processors have ventured north to source additional cows for slaughter. Cow beef prices have advanced in recent weeks and was reported at 167.34/cwt (National Cutter Cow Value) on Thursday. 90% lean boneless was reported at 211.06. Choice beef prices have held their ground in the mid-190s and was quoted at 195.86/cwt on Thursday with the Choice/Select spread at 13.95/cwt.

Cool and comfortable weather across the northeast should promote retail beef sales as the Fall grilling season kicks off along with the football seasons from High School to Pro. The new school also is supportive of ground beef sales. Direct cattle trades in the Midwest were relatively inactive as of Thursday with exception of a few dressed beef trades reported in Nebraska from 194.00-195.00/cwt.

Grain markets remain volatile but gave up some of their early week gains as normal to above normal temperatures in the 10 day outlook have eased concerns of any early frost for the time being. The lack of rainfall continues to be a concern for portions of the Corn Belt and has remained supportive of the market. Monday's crop progress report placed the nation's corn crop on par with the 10yr average with 56% of the crop rated in good to excellent condition. September corn closed at 4.895/bu on Thursday with the December at 4.61/cwt. A few states in the southern latitudes have begun their harvest corn, which has caused basis and demand to ease on old crop supplies.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1220-1600 lbs 126.50-129.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1650 lbs 122.00-126.50; SELECT 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 116.00- 122.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1550-1740 lbs 109.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 106.00-108.00; SELECT 1-3: 1550 lbs 105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1200 lbs 121.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1300 lbs 116.50-120.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-82.00, High dress 84.00-87.00, Low dress 74.00-78.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.00-87.50, High dress 87.50-91.50, Low dress 72.00-78.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-84.00, High dress 84.00-89.50, Low dress 70.00-78.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.50-77.50, High dress 77.50-83.50, Low dress 63.50-72.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 825-2290 lbs 95.00-100.50, high dress 100.50-108.00, low dress 87.50-94.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull and Heifer calves sold mostly steady to weak with moderate demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 334.00- 360.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 342.81/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 145.00-155.00, 75-95 lbs 120.00-130.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 115.00-135.00; #3: 75-110 lbs 80.00-110.00; UTILITY: 95-115 lbs 35.00-50.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 95.00-105.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 45.00-60.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 20.00-35.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 125.00, 95-112 lbs 137.00-150.00, 90 lbs 127.00; #2: 95-112 lbs 130.00-147.00, 84-90 lbs 112.00-122.00; #3: 93-108 lbs 102.00-112.00, 82-84 lbs 90.00-95.00, 73 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 81-108 lbs 35.00-45.00, 72-74 lbs 17.00-20.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-101 lbs 140.00-142.00, 83 lbs 82.00; #2: 90 lbs 112.00, 75-83 lbs 52.00-70.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 83 lbs 45.00, 62-72 lbs 15.00-20.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 133.00, 90-118 lbs 140.00-151.00, 84 lbs 130.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 122.00, 88-118 lbs 135.00-148.00, 80-86 lbs 125.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 92.00-110.00, 80-88 lbs 85.00-87.00, 72-78 lbs 35.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 40.00-50.00, 60-88 lbs 20.00-30.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-115 lbs 90.00-120.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 30.00-60.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 45-105 lbs 11.00-45.00.

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. 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 625, Last week 726, Last year 583. CALVES: 229, Last week 415, Last year 317.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher with very good demand. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher with good demand. Cattle supply included 127 slaughter steers, 46 heifers, 237 cows, 97 bulls, and 118 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-82.00, Low dress 74.00-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 83.00-87.50, High dress 89.00-91.50, Low dress 74.50-82.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 81.00-84.00, High dress 86.00-89.50, Low dress 74.00-80.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.50-76.50, High dress 77.50-79.00, Low dress 65.00-71.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 825-2290 lbs 96.00-100.00, high dress 100.50-108.00, very high dress 112.50-117.00, low dress 87.50-94.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein bull calves sold steady to 10.00 lower with moderate demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady on a very light run with moderate demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 145.00-155.00, 75-95 lbs 120.00-130.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 115.00-135.00; #3: 75-110 lbs 80.00-110.00; UTILITY: 95-115 lbs 35.00-50.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 95.00-105.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 45.00-60.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 20.00-35.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Sept. 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 118, Last week 199. CALVES: 57, Last week 133.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold steady to 1.00 higher with good demand on a light supply. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-4.00 higher on a light supply. Cattle supply consisted of 52 steers, 2 heifers, 52 cows, 1 bull, and 1 feeder. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1220-1510 lbs 126.50-128.25; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1560 lbs 122.00-126.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 79.00-81.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-81.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 66.00-71.50, High dress 72.00-76.50, Low dress 60.00-63.50.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 higher with good demand. All prices per cwt, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 135.00-145.00; #2: 90-110 lbs 115.00-125.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-115.00; #3: 80-115 lbs 90.00-95.00; UTILITY: 60-90 lbs 40.00-60.00.

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. 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 442; Last week 386; Last year 466. CALVES: 756; Last week 570; Last year 710.

Compared to last week: Not enough Slaughter cattle for a market test. Slaughter cows mostly steady on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 42 steers and heifers, 383 cows, 8 bulls, and 9 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, avg dress 75.50-81.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 78.00-83.00, high dress 84.00-87.00, low dress 72.00-77.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 78.00-83.50, high dress 87.50, low dress 70.00-77.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 74.00-77.00, high dress 80.50-83.50, low dress 63.50-73.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1380-2015 lbs average dress 96.00-100.00, high dress 107.50, low dress 84.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly steady. Holstein Heifer calves sold steady to 10.00 lower. Demand was good for all classes. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 598 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 125.00, 95-112 lbs 137.00-150.00, 90 lbs 127.00; #2: 95-112 lbs 130.00-147.00, 84-90 lbs 112.00-122.00; #3: 93-108 lbs 102.00-112.00, 82-84 lbs 90.00-95.00, 73 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 81-108 lbs 35.00-45.00, 72-74 lbs 17.00-20.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 93-101 lbs 140.00-142.00, 83 lbs 82.00; #2: 90 lbs 112.00, 75-83 lbs 52.00-70.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 83 lbs 45.00, 62-72 lbs 15.00-20.00.

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. 5, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 843, Last week 846, Last year 924. CALVES: 673, Last week 621, Last year 639.

Compared to last week Slaughter steers sold steady to 1.00 higher compared to a light test last week. Demand was good. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on a light test. Slaughter heifers sold mostly steady on a light test. Slaughter cows sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher with good demand. Cattle supplies included 252 slaughter steers; 55 heifers; 478 cows; 39 bulls; and 19 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1600 lbs 127.00-129.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1325-1650 lbs 122.50-126.50; SELECT 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 116.00-122.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/RIME 3-4: 1550-1740 lbs 109.00-112.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 106.00-108.00; SELECT 1-3: 1550 lbs 105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1200 lbs 121.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1050-1300 lbs 116.50-120.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-83.50, High dress 84.00-87.00, Low dress 76.00-79.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 83.00-87.00, High dress 88.00-90.00, Low dress 75.00-82.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.50, High dress 81.00-85.00, Low dress 71.00-75.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 73.00-77.50, High dress 78.00-79.50, Low dress 66.00-72.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 980-2150 lbs avg dress 95.00-100.50, high dress 103.00-107.00, very high dress 111.00-123.00, low dress 89.00-90.50.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher with good demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady to 20.00 lower with moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 519 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 133.00, 90-118 lbs 140.00-151.00, 84 lbs 130.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 122.00, 88-118 lbs 135.00-148.00, 80-86 lbs 125.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 92.00- 110.00, 80-88 lbs 85.00-87.00, 72-78 lbs 35.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 40.00-50.00, 60-88 lbs 20.00-30.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-115 lbs 90.00-120.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 30.00-60.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 45-105 lbs 11.00-45.00.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Aug. 29, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Aug 22-28, 2013. Sales at Blackstone, Lynchb.urg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant Springlake and Wythe County

Feeder Cattle: 3401 (Steers 1846; Heifers 1047; Bulls 508).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 157.00-175.00; 33 head, 400-500 lbs 131.00-167.00; 101 head, 500-600 lbs 117.00-160.00; 125 head, 600-700 lbs 111.00-150.00; 62 head, 700-800 lbs 118.00-145.00; 35 head, 800-900 lbs 115.00-143.00; 7 head, 900-1000 lbs 116.00-123.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 700-800 lbs 143.50; 9 head, 800-900 lbs 143.00. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 164.00-198.00; 35 head, 400-500 lbs 142.00-172.75; 101 head, 500-600 lbs 124.00-159.75; 89 head, 600-700 lbs 115.00-151.00; 39 head, 700-800 lbs 111.00-142.25; 5 head, 800-900 lbs 110.00-130.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 106.50-124.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 4 head, 500-600 lbs 155.00. MED/LGE 3: 13 head, 300-400 lbs 142.50-185.00; 36 head, 400-500 lbs 126.00-164.50; 35 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-153.50; 15 head, 600-700 lbs 122.00-148.00; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 119.00-131.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 137.00-142.00; 22 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-124.00; 50 head, 600-700 lbs 107.00-117.00; 80 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-113.25; 58 head, 800-900 lbs 104.25-106.00; 47 head, 900-1000 lbs 100.75; 20 head, 1000-1100 lbs 91.00-95.50. LGE 3: 17 head, 300-400 lbs 133.50-135.50; 52 head, 400-500 lbs 140.25-143.50; 85 head, 500-600 lbs 80.00-126.00; 108 head, 600-700 lbs 109.00-120.00; 125 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-112.00; 68 head, 800-900 lbs 100.00-102.75; 18 head, 900-1000 lbs 95.00; 9 head, 1000-1100 lbs 75.00-82.00. LGE 4: 8 head, 200-300 lbs 97.50-132.00; 41 head, 300-400 lbs 86.00-131.00; 56 head, 400-500 lbs 80.00-120.50; 43 head, 500-600 lbs 75.00-105.00; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 76.00-104.50; 18 head, 700-800 lbs 81.00-103.00; 34 head, 800-900 lbs 77.00-102.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 70.00-93.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 164.00-201.00; 73 head, 400-500 lbs 140.00-171.00; 72 head, 500-600 lbs 120.00-159.50; 30 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-138.75; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-113.00. MED/LGE 2: 25 head, 300-400 lbs 161.00-201.75; 106 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-171.00; 86 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-159.50; 33 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00-138.00. MED/LGE 3: 16 head, 400-500 lbs 137.00-158.50; 6 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-136.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 13 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00-160.00; 80 head, 400-500 lbs 131.00-162.00; 126 head, 500-600 lbs 101.00-144.00; 83 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-146.00; 18 head, 700-800 lbs 118.00-130.50. MED/LGE 2: 38 head, 300-400 lbs 139.00-164.50; 116 head, 400-500 lbs 131.00-164.00; 162 head, 500-600 lbs 105.00-143.00; 102 head, 600-700 lbs 115.00-141.00; 16 head, 700-800 lbs 118.00-130.50. MED/LGE 3: 21 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00-163.00; 66 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-143.50; 76 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-138.00; 36 head, 600-700 lbs 109.00-125.00; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-118.50.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 722; Last Week: 1197; Year Ago: 866.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady on the 200-300 lbs pigs with the 300-400 lbs pigs 3.00 higher. Demand was moderate. Sows traded mostly 2.00-3.00 lower on moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 68.00-72.00, 300-400 lbs 74.00-76.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 63.00-66.00, 300-400 lbs 68.00-70.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 63.00-66.00, 500-700 lbs 67.00-71.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 20.00-23.00.

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.
Sept. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 369; Last sale: 186.

When compared to the most recent sale 3 weeks ago, feeder pigs sold with a general weaker undertone. Demand was light with lighter buyer attendance. All feeder pigs are sold per cwt.

US 1: 80 head, 30-40 lbs 100.00-130.00; 21 head, 50-90 lbs 80.00-85.00.

US 2: 12 head, 15-20 lbs 140.00; 56 head, 20-30 lbs 70.00-95.00; 80 head, 30-40 lbs 60.00-90.00; 15 head, 40-50 lbs 40.00-60.00.

NOTE: Next feeder pig sale Sept. 18.

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.
Sept. 2, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

187 total head. Overall market 200.00-300.00 higher and very active. Prices per head.

Work: 625.00-2500.00.

Driving: 285.00-725.00.

Riding: 400.00-610.00.

Better Riding: 1100.00-2000.00.

Registered Riding: 350.00-1500.00.

Ponies: 125.00-335.00.

Large Ponies: 250.00-450.00.

Colts: 85.00-110.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 2, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1915; Last Monday: 2085; Year Ago: 1311.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1760; Last Monday: 1601; Year Ago: 1338.

NOTE: Shortened Sheep and Goat Report due to Labor Day Holiday.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly steady. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 70 percent lambs, 23 percent slaughter ewes, and 7 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 138.00-142.00, 60-80 lbs 152.00-156.00, 90-110 lbs 138.00-142.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 60-80 lbs 125.00-130.00, hair sheep 135.00-140.00, 90-110 lbs 112.00-138.00, 110-120 lbs 117.00-130.00, 130-140 lbs 134.00-145.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-110 lbs 58.00-62.00, 150-180 lbs 50.00-56.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 120-160 lbs 34.00-40.00, 200-210 lbs 48.00-50.00; CULL 1-2: 120-160 lbs 30.00-34.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 120-130 lbs 78.00-82.00, 200-225 lbs 50.00-62.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly steady. Slaughter billies sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 56 percent Slaughter Kids, 32 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 12 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 116.00-135.00, 60-80 lbs 124.00-152.00, 80-110 lbs 142.00-160.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 96.00-116.00, 60-80 lbs 108.00-120.00, 80-110 lbs 120.00-140.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 56.00-87.00, 60-80 lbs 84.00-100.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 100-130 lbs 134.00-165.00, 130-150 lbs 150.00-158.00; SEL 2: 90-130 lbs 108.00-132.00, 130-150 lbs 130.00-150.00; SEL 3: 60-80 lbs 68.00-102.00, 80-120 lbs 80.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 135 lbs 257.00, 150-175 lbs 217.00-250.00; SEL 2: 100-150 lbs 170.00-215.00, 150-170 lbs 190.00-217.00; SEL 3: 135-145 lbs 150.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 60-80 lbs 192.00-220.00, 80-110 lbs 225.00-262.00, 110-120 lbs 240.00-265.00, 120-160 lbs 250.00-285.00; SEL 2: 60-80 lbs 150.00-187.00, 80-110 lbs 160.00-176.00.

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

Tenn. Graded Goat & Sheep Sales
Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

8/26/13 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN.

Receipts: 632 (480 Goats; 152 Sheep) Last Sale 972.

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

KIDS: SEL 1: 36-50 lbs 155.50-164.50, 51-65 lbs 159.00-169.50, 66-80 lbs 150.00-161.00; SEL 2: 25-35 lbs 120.00-132.00, 36-50 lbs 142.00-159.50, 51-65 lbs 149.50-160.00, 66-80 lbs 130.00-136.00; SEL 3: 25-35 lbs 112.18, 36-50 lbs 122.00-135.00, 51-65 lbs 133.00-142.00.

YEARLINGS: SEL 2-3: 65-115 lbs 112.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: All Wgts 61.00-91.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: All wgts 63.50-89.00.

KIDS FEEDERS: SEL 3: 21-35 lbs 70.00-94.00.

SHEEP: Too Few To Establish A Market.

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

NOTE: Next sale Sept. 9.

VA Sheep & Goat Sale
Richmond, Va.
Sept. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Madison Lamb, Sheep and Goat Sale. State Graded Electronic Sale for Wed Sep 04, 2013.

Sheep: 300 (Slaughter Lambs 70; Feeder Lambs 34; Slaughter Ewes and Rams 4; Ewes and Rams Returned to Farm 192).

Lambs sold per hundredweight unless otherwise stated.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: SPRING/WOOLED: CHOICE/PRIME: 80-110 lbs 114.00-118.00, 100-125 lbs 105.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 60-90 lbs 101.00-119.00.

FEEDER LAMBS: WOOLED: SM/MED 1-2: 40-60 lbs 98.00-103.00, 60-90 lbs 120.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY 1-3: 44.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: All grades 54.00.

KATAHDIN EWES RETURNED TO FARM: MED 2: 130-140 lbs, 1-3 years old, 91.00-130.00 per head; MED 2: 150-170 lbs, 4-6 years old, 82.00 per head.

YEARLING KATAHDIN RAMS: 150-180 lbs 155.00-190.00 per head.

Goats: 49. Goats sold per head.

BUCKS: SEL 3: 100-150 lbs 115.00.

DOES: SEL 3: 70-100 lbs 68.00-81.00, 100-150 lbs 106.00.

KIDS: SEL 1-2: 40-60 lbs 92.00, 60-80 lbs 118.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 54.00-59.00.

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

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Sept. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: n/a; Last Sale: 194; Last Year: 442.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold 100.00- 200.00 lower with not as many quality cows in the offering . Demand was light. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate. Wednesday’s supply included 76 fresh milking cows, 27 short-bred cows, 17 springing cows, 31 short-bred heifers, 23 springing heifers, 23 open heifers, and 12 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1650.00-1850.00; Approved: 1450.00-1625.00; Medium: 1250.00-1425.00; Common: 1000.00-1225.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months): Supreme: 1700.00-1750.00; Approved: 1400.00-1475.00; Medium: 1225.00.

CULL COWS: 650.00-1250.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Supreme: 1200.00-1225.00; Approved: 1075.00-1175.00; Medium: 900.00-1025.00; Common: 650.00-800.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Supreme: 1350.00-1400.00; Approved: 1175.00-1200.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Approved: 1350.00-1400.00; Medium: 1100.00-1275.00; Common: 900.00-1025.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 575.00. 600-900 LBS: Supreme: 800.00-850.00; Approved: 725.00-750.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 800.00-875.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Approved: 850.00-875.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 275.00-400.00, 600-900 lbs 500.00-775.00, 900-1200 lbs 825.00-950.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1025.00.

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

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Sept. 4, 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 1.84-2.04.

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 1.46-1.56.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 180, Out 0; LAST WK: In 190, Out 0; LAST YR: In 72, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Manufacturing milk supplies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are fairly tight coming out of the holiday weekend, due to strong pulls from Class I, along with increased demand from Class II and III manufacturers. Milk production in both regions continues along the typical downward seasonal trend. Heat and humidity continue to lower cow comfort levels and milk production in Florida with daytime highs in the 90’s and overnight lows in the 70’s.

Class I demand leveled off quickly this week with bottlers actually pulling less than the pre-holiday week. The decline in Class I demand lowered import spot loads to 180 this week. Milk supplies are meeting increased Class I demand in the Southeast region. Manufacturing supplies are being held to contract minimums to ensure bottling plant needs are covered. Milk production continues to decline along the seasonal trend.

Cream supplies going into the holiday period were readily available and offered some opportunity buying for butter makers at lower multiples. Demand improved coming out of the weekend, increasing multiples and tightening supplies.

Cream cheese manufacturing continues to show the strongest pulls for cream. Standardized cream volumes are increasing and augmenting the available cream supply. Cream multiples for all Classes were in a wide range this week, 1.24-1.44, with pricing dependent on location and date of purchase.

Condensed skim milk supplies have tightened following the holiday as more milk is being directed to bottling plants. Demand has improved as Class II plants resume regular production schedules with cheese plants also on the lookout for additional loads to increase yields. Condensed skim supplies are fairly tight with some balancing plants preferring to dry their available volumes, given the current nonfat dry milk market.

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

Total CHEESE output (excluding cottage cheese) was 910 million pounds, 3.0 percent above July 2012 but slightly below June 2013.

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 393 million pounds, 6.4 percent above July 2012 and slightly above June 2013.

AMERICAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 360 million pounds, 1.0 percent above July 2012 but 0.9 percent below June 2013.

BUTTER production was 134 million pounds, 0.5 percent above July 2012 but 4.6 percent below June 2013.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with July 2012) Nonfat dry milk, human - 116 million pounds, down 17.5 percent. Skim milk powders - 53.1 million pounds, up 42.7 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with July 2012) Dry whey, total - 76.2 million pounds, down 4.5 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 85.8 million pounds, up 1.7 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 39.1 million pounds, up 15.4 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with July 2012) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 77.0 million gallons, up 2.4 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 41.9 million gallons, down 4.5 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 4.19 million gallons, up 4.8 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.52 million gallons, up slightly.

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

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Sept. 2, 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.

ALFALFA HAY: 166.75 ton, 8.34 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 200.00 ton, 10.00 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 173.75 ton, 8.69 cwt.

Note: No values for grains because of Labor Day.

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Sept. 2, 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 10.00-20.00 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: 102 loads. Straw: 24 loads. ALFALFA: 112.00-250.00. MIXED: 80.00-460.00. TIMOTHY: 160.00-305.00. GRASS: 40.00-260.00. STRAW: 110.00-210.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 49 loads; Straw: 14 loads. ALFALFA: 160.00. MIXED: 50.00-210.00. TIMOTHY: 100.00-115.00. GRASS: 50.00-260.00. STRAW: 110.00-220.00.

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

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
Sept. 4, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Bi-Weekly Weighted Average Report for the Week 8/23/13 to 8/31/13.

Compared to two weeks ago national organic grain and feedstuff prices were mostly steady. Market activity continued to be very slow as buyers and sellers take a wait to see approach towards the market. Demand for feed grade soybeans was good as supplies of finished soybean meal were limited. Crop conditions were mixed; with the Eastern Cornbelt being excellent; and the Midwest reporting average conditions. Drought conditions throughout much of the Midwest are of great concern. Some essential corn growing areas have been without significant rainfall since July. New crop wheat harvest in the Northwest is reported to be very good with yields coming in better than originally expected.

Prices negotiated spot market, FOB the farm. Prices quoted $/bushel, except soybean meal ($/ton and FOB the mill) and roasted soybeans, $/ton. Hay reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Soybean oil, sunflowers, spelt, cents/lb.

ORGANIC CORN: FOOD YELLOW: Yr ago 16.00. FEED YELLOW: 10.50-12.00, 2 wks ago 11.92, Yr ago 16.71.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: FOOD GRADE: 27.00-30.00, 2 wks ago 30.00. FEED GRADE: 24.00-27.50, 2 wks ago 26.87, Yr ago 30.29. MEAL: 2 wks ago 1120.00. ROASTED: 2 wks ago 1247.50. OIL: 2 wks ago 0.52.

ORGANIC OATS: NC FEED GRADE: 5.50-6.00, Yr ago 5.59.

ORGANIC BARLEY: NC FEED GRADE: 8.75, 2 wks ago 9.52, Yr ago 10.80.

ORGANIC WHEAT: FOOD GRADE HRS: 14.00-15.00. FEED GRADE HRS: 11.00. NC FOOD GRADE HRW: 14.00. NC FEED GRADE HRW: 9.00-11.50, 2 wks ago 11.26.

ALFALFA: Fair Large Square 230.00.

TRITICALE: 10.25.

NC FEED CORN: 10.50-12.50.

NC FOOD SOYBEANS: 30.00.

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

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

U.S. Ag Trade
Washington, D.C.
Aug. 29, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/ERS

Exports Forecast Down $5 Billion From Record; Imports at a Record $113 Billion

Fiscal 2014 agricultural exports are forecasted at $135 billion, down $5 billion from the $140 billion forecast for fiscal 2013. Oilseeds and products are expected to decline the most, down $5.4 billion due to lower soybean and meal prices. Grain and feed exports are expected to fall $1.7 billion due to lower wheat, rice, and feeds and fodders exports. Cotton exports are forecast down $700 million due to lower domestic production and reduced demand from China. Little change is expected in exports of livestock, poultry, and dairy products, while horticultural exports are forecast to increase $2.5 billion to a record $34.5 billion. Agricultural exports to China are forecast down $2 billion from fiscal 2013 and Canada is expected to return to its position as the top U.S. market for agricultural products.

U.S. agricultural imports are forecast at a record $113 billion, $8 billion higher than in fiscal 2013. Increases in import value are expected for most products in 2014, with the largest gains in horticultural products and sugar and tropical products. The U.S. agricultural trade surplus is expected to fall by $13 billion in fiscal 2014, to $22 billion. This would be the smallest surplus since 2007.

For fiscal 2013, the record $140 billion forecast for agricultural exports is up slightly from last quarter’s forecast. Fiscal 2013 imports are forecast at $105 billion, $6 billion lower than the May forecast, but still expected to exceed imports for any previous year.

Source: usda01.library.cornell.edu/usda/current/AES/AES-08-29-2013.pdf.

U.S. Egg Products
Washington, D. C.
Aug. 30, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

Shell Eggs Broken Up 9%

Shell eggs broken totaled 188 million dozen during July 2013, up 9 percent from July a year ago, and 2 percent above the 184 million broken last month.

During calendar year 2013 through July, shell eggs broken totaled 1,234 million dozen, up 2 percent from the comparable period in 2012. To date, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2013 was 1,595 million pounds, up 2 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.

July 2012 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays. July 2013 contained 23 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

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

US Peanut Stocks & Processing
Washington, D.C.
Aug. 30, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Shelled Edible Grade Season to Date Utilization Up 1%

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 2.77 Billion Pounds

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on July 31, 2013 totaled 2.77 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.00 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 1.92 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 774 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 71.9 million pounds. Shelled peanut stocks totaled 582 million pounds of which 548 million pounds were edible grades and 33.9 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 112 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 418 million pounds of Runners, and 18.2 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in July totaled 386 million pounds. Millings by type were 86.4 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 294 million pounds of Runners, and 5.81 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 179 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during July. Utilization by type was 106 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 34.8 million pounds for peanut candy, and 35.9 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 41.1 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 4.08 million pounds of peanut butter and 25,920 pounds of roasted peanuts during July.

Stocks of treated seed on hand July 31, 2013 totaled 3.20 million pounds, compared with 7.04 million pounds on June 30, 2013. Of the July total, 2.46 million pounds were Runners. June stocks of treated seed included 3.50 million pounds of Runners.

Stocks estimates refer to July 31, 2013. All other data are for the month of July.

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

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
Aug. 29, 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; 2013 to date: 340; 2012 to date: 3289; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 8/17: 446; Week ending 8/24: 594; 2013 to date: 1040; 2012 to date: 7804; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 8/17: 586; Week ending 8/24: 794; 2013 to date: 1380; 2012 to date: 11093; Final 2012: 263978.

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

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 8/3: 210; Week ending 8/10: 241; Week ending 8/17: 394; Week ending 8/24: 125; 2012 to date: 56428; 2011 to date: 62576; Final 2011: 62576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 8/3: 1964; Week ending 8/10: 1864; Week ending 8/17: 1305; Week ending 8/24: 2014; 2012 to date: 207550; 2011 to date: 209853; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 8/3: 2174; Week ending 8/10: 2105; Week ending 8/17: 1699; Week ending 8/24: 2139; 2012 to date: 263978; 2011 to date: 272429; Final 2011: 272429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (VA, WV, MD, PA): Growers continue to harvest Gingergold, Golden Supreme, Gala, Paula Reds and the start of Honeycrisp. Trading active for light offerings. Straight loads of juice stock per hundredweight (cwt) U.S. Cider grade all varieties $12.00.

Apple Juice Concentrate Imports

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE IMPORTS PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period August 21 - 28, 2013. Acidity 1.0-2.2 percent weight/weight as malic acid, color 40-70 percent, brix minimum of 70.0, various containers (drums, bins, or bulk liquid packaging). Sales Ex Doc, excludes freight charges, all duties paid, containers included unless otherwise stated. Prices offered to importers per gallon basis in U.S. Dollars. China $8.00-8.40 mostly $8.20-8.25 occasional higher and lower.

Shipping Point Trends

CHILE: Imports 305-92-71 Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease slightly. PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices Granny Smith generally unchanged, others lower. 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.

NEW YORK: Shipments Shipments 2-6-11--Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum Ginger Gold 22.00-24.00, Paula Red 22.00-24.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack Ginger Gold 80s- 100s mostly 27.00-30.00; Paula Red 88s-100s 27.00-28.00.

NEW ENGLAND: Shipments 0-1-2 Movement expected to increase seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV): Shipments 0-1-1 Movement expected to slightly increase. Trading active for light supplies. Cartons traypack Gingergold U.S. Extra Fancy 72s-88s $24.00-27.00, cartons 12 3-pound filmbags U.S. Extra Fancy Gingergold 2 1/2 inch minimum $21.00-23.00. A few more growers expected to harvest Gingergolds, Gala, and Honeycrisp as they continue to concentrate on harvesting late season peaches.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: Very light harvest of Gala occurred during the week ending August 24. 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.


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