Market Reports for Dec. 1, 2012

12/3/2012 7:00 AM

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 29, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 1097; Last week 282; Last year 1102. CALVES: 707; Last week 0; Last year 693.

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold steady to 2.00 higher compared to a light test last week. Demand was good. Slaughter Holsteins firm compared to two weeks ago. None offered last week. Slaughter heifers steady compared to a very light test last week. Buyer activity was good. Slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00 higher compared to a light test last week. Demand was good.

Cattle supplies included 345 slaughter steers; 139 heifers; 554 cows; 47 bulls; and 12 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1200-1575 lbs 129.50-132.75. CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 123.00-128.75. SELECT 1-3: 1180-1600 lbs 116.00- 122.75.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-4: 1500-1650 lbs 108.50-112.00. CHOICE 2-3: 1450-1600 lbs 104.00-107.50. Select 1-3 1400-1600 lbs 99.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: Few 1350-1550 lbs 124.00-125.75. CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1400 lbs 120.00-121.50. SELECT 1-3: 1250-1350 lbs 114.00-119.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 72.00-76.00, High dress 81.00-85.50, Low dress 66.00-71.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.50, High dress 78.00-80.00, Low dress 63.00-69.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.50, High dress 76.00, Low dress 65.50-69.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-69.50, High dress 70.00-72.00, Low dress 55.00-64.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-1675 lbs average dress 82.50-85.50; high dress 90.00-91.00; low dress 79.50-82.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower compared to two weeks ago on moderate demand. Heifers sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower on moderate demand compared to two weeks ago. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 509 head for this Thursday’s graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 90-128 lbs 102.00-113.00; 86-92 lbs 75.00-80.00. #2: 98-128 lbs 95.00-107.00; 80-96 lbs 72.00-80.00. #3: 100-130 lbs 70.00-87.00; 80-98 lbs 50.00-62.00; 72-78 lbs 25.00. UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 30.00-35.00; 60-88 lbs 17.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 120-125 lbs 90.00-100.00; 105 lbs 122.00; 90-95 lbs 110.00-115.00. #2: 85-100 lbs 75.00-85.00. NON TUBING: 15.00-30.00.

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

Carlisle Graded Feeder Pig Sale

Carlisle, Pa.
Nov. 16, 2012
Sale Reported by Ag Market News

Receipts: 665; Last Sale: 365.

All pigs were weighed on arrival and sold by cwt.

US 1-2: 22 head, 40-49 lbs 79.00-111.00; 39 head, 55-59 lbs 60.00-94.00; 12 head, 61-68 lbs 86.00-92.00; 19 head, 74-76 lbs 70.00-86.00; 16 head, 86-88 lbs 75.00-89.00; 13 head, 95-96 lbs 79.00-80.00; 44 head, 113-145 lbs 77.00-81.00.

US 2: 12 head, 35 lbs 110.00; 87 head, 43-44 lbs 60.00-89.00; 9 head, 52-59 lbs 75.00-88.00; 21 head, 63-69 lbs 82.00-95.00; 25 head, 76-79 lbs 81.00-84.00; 11 head, 82 lbs 80.00; 22 head, 91-111 lbs 77.00-79.00.

AS IS: 13 head, 30-61 lbs 41.00-52.00.

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

NOTE: Next State Graded feeder pig sale Dec. 14.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 28, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 247; Last Week: 428; Last Year: 213.

Compared to last week, dairy cows and bred heifers sold firm on a light test. Demand moderate. Wednesday’s supply included 46 fresh milking cows, 5 short-bred cows, 15 springing cows, 32 short-bred heifers, 54 springing heifers, 60 open heifers, and 9 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1700.00-1900.00; Approved: 1500.00-1675.00; Medium: 1200.00-1475.00; Common: 1000.00-1150.00.

CULL COWS: 600.00-950.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months bred) Supreme: 1900.00 individual; Approved: 1325.00-1500.00; Medium: 1125.00-1250.00; Common: 1000.00-1025.00.

BRED COWS: (4-6 months bred) Medium: 925.00-950.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months) Medium: 825.00-850.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Approved: 975.00-1000.00; Medium: 825.00-850.00; Common: 425.00-575.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Supreme: 1475.00; Approved: 1250.00-1275.00; Medium: 1000.00-1050.00; Common: 850.00-975.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1525.00-1750.00; Approved: 1350.00-1500.00; Medium: 1100.00-1300.00; Common: 900.00-1050.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 450.00-475.00; Medium: 335.00-365.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 825.00-860.00; Medium: 635.00-675.00; Common: 500.00-600.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 785.00-850.00; Medium: 650.00-685.00.

BULLS: 600-900 lbs grade bulls 600.00-625.00, 900-1200 lbs 1000.00-1400.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1475.00.

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

New Holland Hog Auction

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 26, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 837; Week Ago: 1012; Year Ago: 1086.

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

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 63.00-65.00, 300-400 lbs 58.00-59.50; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 57.00-60.50, 300-400 lbs 57.00-58.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 52.00-56.00, 500-700 lbs 61.00-63.50.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 17.00-17.50.

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.
Nov. 26, 2012
Report Supplied by Auction

111 total head. Overall market steady. Prices per head.

Work: 50.00-400.00.

Driving: 150.00-500.00.

Riding: 250.00-300.00.

Better Riding: 600.00-1350.00.

Registered Riding: 500.00-800.00.

Ponies: 100.00-250.00.

Large Ponies: 100.00-350.00.

Colts: 25.00-50.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 26, 2012
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2245; Last week: 1712; Year Ago: 1716.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1999; Last week: 2494; Year Ago: 1741.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last Monday, slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower on moderate demand. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady with moderate demand. . Slaughter supply consisted of 78 percent lambs, 19 percent slaughter ewes, and 3 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:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 50-60 lbs 142.00-157.00, 60-70 lbs 136.00-152.00, 70-80 lbs 134.00-150.00, 80-90 lbs 132.00-138.00, 90-110 lbs 122.00-132.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 50 lbs 124.00, 60-80 lbs 120.00-134.00, 80-90 lbs 114.00-132.00, 90-110 lbs 106.00-120.00, 110-140 lbs 104.00-116.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 82 lbs 108.00, 95-100 lbs 104.00-108.00, 110-120 lbs 104.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-120 lbs 68.00-80.00, 120-180 lbs 68.00-88.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 100-160 lbs 56.00-66.00, 160-180 lbs 58.00-68.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 120-150 lbs 72.00-106.00, 160-250 lbs 56.00-84.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Compared to last week`s sale, slaughter kids sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Nannies sold 5.00-10.00 lower. Demand was moderate for goats overall. Slaughter supply consisted of 82 percent Slaughter Kids, 14 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 4 percent miscellaneous stock. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 45 lbs 96.00, 55 lbs 106.00, 60-65 lbs 124.00-135.00, 70-75 lbs 108.00-128.00, 80-100 lbs 110.00-134.00, 120 lbs 120.00; SEL 2: 50-55 lbs 88.00-100.00, 60-65 lbs 100.00-118.00, 70-75 lbs 102.00-112.00, 80-100 lbs 90.00-110.00; SEL 3: 45 lbs 68.00, 55 lbs 72.00-78.00, 65 lbs 90.00, 70-90 lbs 72.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 100-125 lbs 124.00-137.00, 130-140 lbs 122.00-140.00; SEL 2: 100-110 lbs 90.00-92.00; SEL 3: 90-100 lbs 74.00-80.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 135 lbs 158.00-175.00, 160 lbs 184.00; SEL 2: 120-135 lbs 137.00-158.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 1: 90-125 lbs 146.00-208.00, 130-155 lbs 172.00-245.00; SEL 2: 100-110 lbs 128.00-148.00, 120 lbs 160.00.

Source: USDA Dept. of 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. 26, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 670, Last week 804, Year ago 603. CALVES: 650, Last week 486, Year ago 556.

When compared to last Monday, slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 lower. Demand moderate. Bulls 3.00-5.00 sold lower on moderate demand. Cattle supply included 147 slaughter steers and heifers, 287 cows, 97 bulls, and 139 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 71.00-74.00, Low dress 66.50-67.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-75.50, High dress 77.00-83.00, Low dress 64.00-69.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.50-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.00-69.50, High dress 70.00-70.50, Low dress 57.00-63.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 950-1805 lbs 87.50-91.50, high dress 92.00-96.00, low dress 87.00-91.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein Bull Calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Heifers sold steady with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-125 lbs 105.00-120.00, 85-90 lbs 100.00-102.00; #2: 95-130 lbs 80.00-102.00, 80-90 lbs 85.00-100.00; #3: 75-120 lbs 57.00-75.00; UTILITY: 70-115 lbs 20.00-50.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 95-130 lbs 120.00-160.00; #2: 75-120 lbs 60.00-100.00; NON-TUBING: 60-80 lbs 25.00-57.00.

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

New Holland Feeder Pig Auction

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 21, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 245; Last sale: 205.

When compared to the most recent sale two weeks ago, a light run of feeder pigs on offer. No trend available due to limited comparable receipts. A weak to steady undertone was noted amidst light demand. All feeder pigs are sold per cwt.

US 1-2: 42 head, 25-35 lbs 145.00-155.00.

US 2: 13 head, pkg 13 lbs 30.00; 5 head, pkg 17 lbs 85.00; 93 head, 20-30 lbs 90.00-115.00; 25 head, 30-35 lbs 95.00-100.00; 15 head, 55-60 lbs 75.00-75.00.

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

NOTE: Next feeder pig sale will be Dec. 5.

PA Regional Hay

Harrisburg, Pa.
Nov. 26, 2012
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 and straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 100.00-335.00. MIXED: 85.00-235.00. TIMOTHY: 85.00-260.00. STRAW: 80.00-160.00. MULCH: 50.00-75.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 165 loads. Straw: 20 loads. ALFALFA: 185.00-390.00. MIXED: 110.00-430.00. TIMOTHY: 185.00-330.00. GRASS: 140.00-320.00. STRAW: 130.00-240.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: All prices per ton. Hay: 129 loads; Straw: 25 loads. ALFALFA: 170.00-300.00. MIXED: 72.50-360.00. TIMOTHY: 85.00-260.00. GRASS: 65.00-330.00. STRAW: 100.00-210.00.

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

PA Weekly Livestock Trends

New Holland, Pa.
Nov. 23, 2012
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This wk 2645; Last wk 4702; Last yr 3201. CALVES: This wk 2210; Last wk 2891; Last yr 2499. HOGS: This wk 1139; Last wk 1420; Last yr 1255. FEEDER PIGS: This wk 609; Last wk n/a; Last yr 282. LAMBS/SHEEP: This wk 1762; Last wk 2541; Last yr 2750. GOATS: This wk 2637; Last wk 3559; Last yr 3814.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s markets, slaughter steers sold 2.00 to 3.00 higher. Slaughter holsteins sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady to 1.00higher on breaker cows while boners and lean cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls sold steady to weak.

FEEDER CATTLE: No trend available.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week holstein bull calves sold 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Holstein heifers sold steady to 5.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last weeks sale, barrows and gilts sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Sows sold 2.00 to 3.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: Compared to last week, Slaughter lambs mostly 5.00 to 10.00 higher and sheep sold 5.00 to 10.00 higher.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Compared to last week, kid goats sold 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Nannies and billies sold steady to 10.00 higher.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction

Paradise, Pa.
Nov. 26, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 226, Last week 295; CALVES: 128, Last week 89.

When compared to last Monday`s sale, slaughter steers sold steady to 1.00 higher with good demand. Cows sold mostly steady with moderate demand. Today’s cattle supply consisted of 89 steers, 26 heifers, 86 cows, 7 bulls and 15 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1320-1535 lbs 126.00-130.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1240-1610 lbs 122.75-125.75; SELECT 2-3: 1030-1455 lbs 117.00-121.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1140-1340 lbs 126.50-129.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1180-1460 lbs 121.50-125.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 69.00-71.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 66.00-70.00, High dress 70.50-75.00, Low dress 63.00-65.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 61.00-68.00, High dress 71.00-74.00, Low dress 53.00-59.50.

CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 95.00-115.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 75.00-90.00, 80-90 lbs 75.00-80.00; #3: 80-115 lbs 50.00- 70.00; UTILITY: 70-110 lbs 15.00-45.00.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Dec. 14.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction

Paradise, Pa.
Nov. 27, 2012
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 408, Last week 335, Last year 430. CALVES: 681, Last week 684, Last year 770.

Compared to last week slaughter Holsteins sold steady on a light test. Demand moderate. Slaughter cows traded steady. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 90 steers and heifers, 302 cows, 11 bulls, and 5 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 112.00-113.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 106.00-110.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1550 lbs 99.50-105.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 69.00-72.00, High dress 73.00, Low dress 65.00-68.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 69.00-73.00, High dress 74.00-77.00, Low dress 64.50-68.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.00-73.00, High dress 74.50-76.50, Low dress 63.50-68.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 63.20-68.50, High dress 69.00-71.50, Low dress 55.00-62.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1695-2190 lbs avg dress 88.00-89.50, high dress individual 92.50, low dress 84.00-85.75.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower on moderate demand. Heifers sold 10.00-20.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 584 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 122 lbs 88.00, 112 lbs 94.00- 95.00, 95-102 lbs 99.00-105.00, 85-90 lbs 110.00-117.00, 80 lbs 70.00; #2: 102-115 lbs 90.00-93.00, 95 lbs 82.00-85.00, 83-90 lbs 96.00- 97.00, 74 lbs 57.00; #3: 109-111 lbs 77.00-80.00, 85-98 lbs 65.00- 72.00, 83 lbs 87.00, 73 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 93-104 lbs 30.00-35.00, 71-83 lbs 20.00-25.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 90-117 lbs 147.00-165.00, 84 lbs 127.00; #2: 93-103 lbs 137.00-150.00, 84 lbs 115.00, 74 lbs 50.00; NON-TUBING: 83 lbs 35.00, 64-72 lbs 12.00-22.00.

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


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