Market Reports for April 20, 2013

4/20/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
April 19, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 119.25; Last week 120.40; Last year 120.10.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 105.75; Last week 105.50; Last year 92.00.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 118.70; Last week 118.45; Last year 115.50.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 75.25; Last week 76.20; Last year 87.95.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 75.00; Last week 75.45; Last year 84.50.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 90.40; Last week 88.80; Last year 100.85.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 61.50; Last week 61.00; Last year 61.00.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 177.50; Last week 165.25; Last year 242.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 175.70; Last week 175.25.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 139.50; Last week 192.50.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
April 12, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3831; Last week 3606; Last year 5470. CALVES: This week 2150; Last week 2364; Last year 2667. HOGS: This week 1197; Last week 1307; Last year 1162. FEEDER PIGS: n/a. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1894; Last week 1274; Last year 2055. GOATS: This week 1265; Last week 1365; Last year 2141.

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

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 5.00 to 8.00 higher and holstein heifers sold mostly steady.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher. Sows sold mostly steady.

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

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 higher. Nanny goats sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 higher.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 601; Last week 950; Last year 643. CALVES: 330; Last week 326; Last year 357.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly steady to weak with moderate demand. Cattle supply included 138 slaughter steers, 128 heifers, 232 cows, 156 bulls, and 75 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.50-79.00, Low dress 71.00-75.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 73.00-76.00, High dress 77.00-78.00, Low dress 70.00-72.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-75.00, High dress 76.00-79.00, Low dress 67.00-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-71.00, High dress 72.00-74.00, Low dress 58.00-67.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2280 lbs 89.00-93.00, high dress 94.50-101.00, very high dress 118.00, low dress 83.00-87.00.

CALVES: When compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher with very good demand. Heifers traded steady to weak. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-125 lbs 185.00-207.00, 80-90 lbs 150.00-180.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 170.00-180.00; #3: 75-105 lbs 120.00-150.00; UTILITY: 95-115 lbs 70.00-100.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 85.00-105.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 75.00-85.00.

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

NOTE: Special spring feeder cattle sale April 26 at 6 p.m.

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
April 19, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2133; Last week 3332; Last year 2590. CALVES: 1243; Last week 1312; Last year 1434.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 lower with light to moderate demand.

Cattle supplies decreased this week as producers watch the market get soft and the stock market drop. Cattle quality remains good overall.

Choice box beef cutouts were quoted at 190.79 on Thursday, down 0.54/cwt from the previous day. The Choice/Select spread has narrowed slightly from Wednesday’s close of 6.84/cwt, to 6.54/cwt on Thursday.

April Live Cattle futures fell again on Thursday morning as cash trade comes to a standstill in the Midwest. No negotiated trades out of the great plains as packers offered bids of 125.00/cwt. Cattle feeders are holding firm for now and asking 128.00/cwt. April futures reached a high of 127.00 but dropped back to 126.00/cwt Thursday morning. June contracts are at 120.97/cwt as of Thursday morning and December contracts are at 126.52/cwt.

Corn futures took a downward turn this week to 6.47/bu for May with December contracts at 5.41/bu.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 121.00-125.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1370-1600 lbs 115.50-121.00; SELECT 2-3: 1130-1465 lbs 115.00- 119.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 106.00-109.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 102.00-105.00; SELECT 2-3: 1275-1420 lbs 96.00-101.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1450 lbs 118.00-124.75; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1400 lbs 114.00-116.00; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1350 lbs 109.00-112.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.00, Low dress 70.00-73.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-86.50, Low dress 67.00-73.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-79.50, High dress 81.50-84.00, Low dress 68.00-72.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-72.50, High dress 74.00-76.50, Low dress 58.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 910-2200 lbs 92.00-95.00, high dress 97.00-101.50, low dress 84.00-89.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher with very good demand. Calf supplies remain light keeping buyers aggressive with their bids. Heifers sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher with good demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 330.00-354.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 337.70/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-125 lbs 185.00-207.00, 80-90 lbs 150.00-180.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 170.00-180.00; #3: 75-105 lbs 120.00-150.00; UTILITY: 95-115 lbs 70.00-100.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 85.00-105.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 75.00-85.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 152.00, 95-113 lbs 174.00-185.00, 90 lbs 167.00; #2: 95-114 lbs 172.00-185.00, 85-90 lbs 155.00-167.00; #3: 85-108 lbs 154.00-169.00, 73 lbs 90.00; UTILITY: 72-93 lbs 70.00-86.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 115 lbs 140.00, 94-103 lbs 162.00-172.00, 84 lbs 150.00; #2: 83-93 lbs 140.00-160.00; #3: 75 lbs 70.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 175.00, 90-118 lbs 182.00-200.00, 80 lbs 160.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 178.00, 94-118 lbs 199.00-215.00, 80-92 lbs 177.00-182.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 167.00-187.00, 80-88 lbs 150.00-157.00, 72-78 lbs 90.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 90.00-95.00, 60-88 lbs 76.00-89.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 90-115 lbs 140.00-155.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 80.00-120.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-85 lbs 60.00-80.00.

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.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 269; Last week 281. CALVES: 60; Last week 53.

When compared to last Monday`s sale, slaughter steers sold 1.00-2.00 lower with moderate demand. Cows traded steady with moderate demand. Slaughter supply consisted of 191 steers, 17 heifers, 74 cows, 3 bull, and 4 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1295-1545 lbs 120.50-123.50; YG 5: 116.00-119.00, 1605-1665 lbs 115.50-118.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1260-1600 lbs 117.50-121.50, low dress 114.50-116.50; SELECT 2-3: 1120-1455 lbs 111.00- 116.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: few 1475-1560 lbsd 106.00-109.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1310-1575 lbs 102.50-104.50; SELECT 2-3: 1280-1480 lbs 96.00-99.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1130-1600 lbs 116.50-119.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 70.50-75.50, High dress 76.00-78.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, Low dress 66.50-70.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 69.00-73.00, High dress 74.00-74.50, Low dress 63.00-67.00.

CALVES: No test due to reporter absence.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale May 10.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
April 16, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 334, Last week 363, Last year 378. CALVES: 410, Last week 483, Last year 505.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein steers sold steady compared to a last week. Slaughter cows mostly steady to 1.00 lower compared to last week on moderate demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 52 steers and heifers, 259 cows, 10 bulls, and 13 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1650 lbs 107.00-107.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1450-1600 lbs 104.00-105.00; SELECT 2-3: 1450-1650 lbs 99.00-103.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 72.50-77.00, High dress 78.00-79.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-83.00, Low dress 68.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-77.50, Low dress 66.00-72.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 69.00-74.50, High dress 75.00-76.00, Low dress 61.00-68.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1370-1895 lbs avg dress 84.50-88.75, 2060 lbs high dress 91.50, 1555-1785 lbs low dress 81.50-83.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 10.00-20.00 lower on moderate demand. Heifer calves sold 10.00-20.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 319 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 152.00, 95-113 lbs 174.00-185.00, 90 lbs 167.00; #2: 95-114 lbs 172.00-185.00, 85-90 lbs 155.00-167.00; #3: 85-108 lbs 154.00-169.00, 73 lbs 90.00; UTILITY: 72-93 lbs 70.00-86.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 115 lbs 140.00, 94-103 lbs 162.00- 172.00, 84 lbs 150.00; #2: 83-93 lbs 140.00-160.00; #3: 75 lbs 70.00.

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

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
April 18, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 929; Last week 944; Last year 1076. CALVES: 443; Last week 450; Last year 511.

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly steady to 1.00 higher with the movement in the Choice Steers. Slaughter Holsteins mostly steady. Slaughter heifers firm. Slaughter cows mostly steady. Demand was moderate for all classes. Cattle supplies included 341 slaughter steers; 118 heifers; 399 cows; 34 bulls; and 36 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1650 lbs 122.00-125.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 119.50-121.50; SELECT 1-3: 1250-1650 lbs 115.00-119.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1600 lbs 106.00-109.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 102.00-105.00; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 96.00-101.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1450 lbs 118.00-124.75; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1400 lbs 114.00-116.00; SELECT 1-3: 1100-1350 lbs 109.00-112.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.00, High dress 83.00, Low dress 70.00-73.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-81.00, Low dress 70.50-74.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.50, High dress 81.00, Low dress 68.00-74.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-72.50, High dress 74.00-76.50, Low dress 62.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1290-2150 lbs avg dress 92.00-95.00, 1350-2000 lbs high dress 99.50-100.00, 950-2150 lbs low dress 87.00-89.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull and heifer calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher compared to last week on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 293 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 175.00, 90-118 lbs 182.00-200.00, 80 lbs 160.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 178.00, 94-118 lbs 199.00-215.00, 80-92 lbs 177.00-182.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 167.00-187.00, 80-88 lbs 150.00-157.00, 72-78 lbs 90.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 90.00-95.00, 60-88 lbs 76.00-89.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 90-115 lbs 140.00-155.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 80.00-120.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-85 lbs 60.00-80.00.

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

Vintage Special Feeder Cattle Sale
Paradise, Pa.
April 12, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 981; Last Sale: 751.

A record run of cattle for Friday`s special feeder sale offered several attractive lots of cattle. Buyer turnout was good as the weather warms and grass starts getting green. Trade was active. Market trends were firm with a higher undertone noted. Demand was good overall. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 158.00-165.00, 400-500 lbs 167.00-186.00, 500-600 lbs 150.00-180.00, 600-700 lbs 138.00-160.00, 700-800 lbs 127.00-141.00, 800-900 lbs 114.00-126.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-600 lbs 120.00-150.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-134.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEINS: LGE 3: 200-500 lbs 87.00-102.00, 500-600 lbs 80.00-86.00, 600-800 lbs 76.00-89.00, 800-1050 lbs 79.00-86.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 130.00-145.00, 400-600 lbs 120.00-138.00, 600-700 lbs 117.00-122.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 124.00-125.00, 400-600 lbs 110.00-119.00, 600-700 lbs 108.00-110.00, 700-800 lbs 90.00-102.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 400-500 lbs 150.00-155.00, 500-700 lbs 125.00-137.00, 700-800 lbs 110.00-116.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs 125.00-132.00, 500-600 lbs 107.00-112.00.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale May 10 at 6 p.m.

Paris, KY Feeder Cattle
Frankfort, Ky.
April 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Cattle Receipts: 2829; Last Week: 2323; Last Year: 1104.

Compared to last week, Steers were 2.00 to 4.00 lower and Heifers 3.00 to 5.00 lower with the most decline on plainer cattle.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 173.00-184.00, couple 200.00, 400-500 lbs 170.25-181.00, 500-600 lbs 148.00-162.00, 600-700 lbs 136.00-150.00, 700-800 lbs 127.00-139.80, 800-900 lbs 119.00-125.00, 900-1000 lbs 110.00-114.00, 1000-1100 lbs 103.00-106.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 186.00-187.00, 300-400 lbs 160.00-170.00, 400-500 lbs 154.00-164.00, 500-600 lbs 136.00- 146.00, 600-700 lbs 122.00-135.00, 700- 800 lbs 121.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 117.00-118.00, 900-1000 lbs 100.00-107.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs 141.00- 144.00, 500-600 lbs 127.00-131.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 117.50, 400-500 lbs 111.00-113.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 180.00, 400-500 lbs 165.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00, 800-900 lbs 119.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 148.00- 151.00, 400-500 lbs 140.00-150.00, 500-600 lbs 132.50-143.00, 600-700 lbs 123.00-130.00, 700-800 lbs 116.00-118.00, 800-900 lbs 99.00-109.00, 900-1000 lbs 89.50-92.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 144.00-155.00, 400-500 lbs 138.00-149.00, 500-600 lbs 131.00-136.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00-129.00, 700-800 lbs 117.00-128.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 147.50, 300-400 lbs 135.00-142.00, 400-500 lbs 127.00-137.00, 500-600 lbs 119.00-128.00, 600-700 lbs 116.00-121.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00-114.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 125.00-128.50, 400-500 lbs 120.00-122.00, 500-600 lbs 110.00-118.00, 600-700 lbs 114.00-115.00, 700-800 lbs 107.00-111.00.

This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on that date.

Source: USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Service, Frankfort, KY. Mark Rouse, Alex Tolbert, 502-564-0290x238.

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Sale
Canandaigua, N.Y.
April 13, 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.

Total Receipts: 1200.

BEEF STEERS: 301-500 lbs 89.00-162.00, 501-700 lbs 83.00-150.00, 701+ lbs 82.00-133.00.

BEEF HEIFERS: 301-500 lbs 79.00-161.00, 501-700 lbs 77.00-151.00, 701+ lbs 75.00-128.00.

BEEF BULLS: 301-500 lbs 88.00-166.00, 501-700 lbs 84.00-144.00, 701+ lbs 80.00-116.00.

HOLSTEINS: 301-500 lbs 86.00-96.00, 501-700 lbs 80.00-93.00, 701+ lbs 78.00-91.50.

BRED REPLACEMENTS (ea): 540.00-1360.00.

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
April 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary Sales at Blackstone, Dublin, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, Springlake, Winchester and Wythe County. State Graded Weighted Average for Apr 04-10, 2013.

Feeder Cattle: 5788 (Steers 2682; Heifers 2439; Bulls 667).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 18 head, 300-400 lbs 145.00-180.00; 133 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-162.75; 226 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-160.00; 361 head, 600-700 lbs 109.00-150.00; 257 head, 700-800 lbs 107.00-134.00; 203 head, 800-900 lbs 98.00-124.00; 60 head, 900-1000 lbs 98.00-117.50; 16 head, 1000-1100 lbs 89.00-114.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 80 head, 500-600 lbs 119.50-172.00; 37 head, 600-700 lbs 137.00-140.50; 10 head, 800-900 lbs 110.00-121.00. MED/LGE 2: 29 head, 300-400 lbs 74.00-188.00; 126 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-164.50; 230 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-149.25; 191 head, 600-700 lbs 107.00-137.50; 172 head, 700-800 lbs 102.00-134.00; 47 head, 800-900 lbs 108.00-123.00; 17 head, 900-1000 lbs 80.00-117.00. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 130.00-167.00; 39 head, 400-500 lbs 121.50-165.00; 24 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-148.50; 28 head, 600-700 lbs 62.00-130.25; 14 head, 700-800 lbs 101.00-127.75; 6 head, 800-900 lbs 85.00-114.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 151.00-178.00; 85 head, 400-500 lbs 129.50-157.50; 67 head, 500-600 lbs 116.00-136.00; 28 head, 600-700 lbs 94.00-125.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 16 head, 600-700 lbs 122.00. MED/LGE 2: 35 head, 300-400 lbs 137.00-180.00; 180 head, 400-500 lbs 124.50-171.00; 74 head, 500-600 lbs 118.00-136.75; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 113.50-130.00. MED/LGE 3: 12 head, 400-500 lbs 89.00-167.00; 8 head, 500-600 lbs 85.00-127.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 35 head, 300-400 lbs 112.00-155.00; 163 head, 400-500 lbs 110.00-140.00; 265 head, 500-600 lbs 106.00-129.75; 211 head, 600-700 lbs 105.00-123.00; 321 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-119.50; 27 head, 800-900 lbs 102.00-106.50; 5 head, 900-1000 lbs 91.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 700-800 lbs 115.00; 10 head, 800-900 lbs 106.00. MED/LGE 2: 87 head, 300-400 lbs 100.00-157.00; 277 head, 400-500 lbs 84.00-138.00; 325 head, 500-600 lbs 118.00-132.50; 244 head, 600-700 lbs 91.00-138.00; 104 head, 700-800 lbs 94.00-117.00; 19 head, 800-900 lbs 82.00-107.50. MED/LGE 3: 57 head, 300-400 lbs 117.00-154.00; 123 head, 400-500 lbs 106.00-137.00; 91 head, 500-600 lbs 94.00-129.00; 38 head, 600-700 lbs 95.00-121.50; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 82.00-107.00.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt. Feeder Cattle: 1178 (Steers 329; Heifers 531; Bulls 318).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 165.00-171.00; 29 head, 400-500 lbs 152.75; 56 head, 500-600 lbs 135.00-140.50; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 129.00-133.00. MED/LGE 2: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 160.00-172.00; 50 head, 400-500 lbs 145.50-152.25; 39 head, 500-600 lbs 135.00-145.50; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 124.50-128.50; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 119.50. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 146.00-155.00; 17 head, 400-500 lbs 134.00-146.50; 14 head, 500-600 lbs 128.00-134.75; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 120.50; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 113.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 128.00-128.50; 34 head, 400-500 lbs 124.50-133.00; 51 head, 500-600 lbs 120.50-124.00; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-119.50; 11 head, 700-800 lbs 109.00. MED/LGE 2: 44 head, 300-400 lbs 128.00-139.25; 92 head, 400-500 lbs 125.50-135.00; 81 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-126.25; 29 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-122.00; 18 head, 700-800 lbs 112.00. MED/LGE 3: 32 head, 300-400 lbs 124.00-134.50; 43 head, 400-500 lbs 122.00-128.50; 27 head, 500-600 lbs 122.50-122.75; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00-119.75.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 52 head, 400-500 lbs 140.50-145.00; 27 head, 500-600 lbs 123.50-134.50; 13 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00. MED/LGE 2: 34 head, 300-400 lbs 161.00-167.00; 98 head, 400-500 lbs 135.75-153.50; 35 head, 500-600 lbs 123.00-133.25; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00.

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

Staunton, VA Feeder Cattle Sale
Richmond, Va.
April 12, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1900 head (Steers 900, Heifers 750, Bulls 250).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 163.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 156.00-173.00, 500-600 lbs 180.00-170.00, 600-700 lbs 128.75-139.00, 700-800 lbs 117.00-127.00, 800-900 lbs 113.00-122.85, 900-1000 lbs 98.00-110.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 152.00-157.00, 400-500 lbs 141.00-154.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-131.00, 600-700 lbs 115.00-125.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 127.00-138.00, 400-500 lbs 125.00-140.00, 500-600 lbs 115.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 114.00-126.25, 700-800 lbs 107.00-115.00, 800-900 lbs 98.50-105.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 117.00-127.00, 400-500 lbs 115.00-125.00, 500-600 lbs 110.00-120.00, 600-700 lbs 105.00-115.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 155.00-160.00, 400-500 lbs 141.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 122.00-130.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-124.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 146.00-157.00, 400-500 lbs 132.00-143.00, 500-600 lbs 121.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 117.00-120.00.

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

Winchester, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1045 head (Steers 328, Holstein Steers 54, Heifers 363, Bulls 300).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 159.00-172.00, 400-500 lbs 142.50-159.00, 500-600 lbs 138.00-145.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-136.25, 700-800 lbs 109.00-131.00, 800-900 lbs 105.00-120.50, 900-1000 lbs 110.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 125.00-139.00, 400-500 lbs 125.00-144.00, 500-600 lbs 123.00-133.00, 600-700 lbs 116.00-121.00, 700-800 lbs 95.00-110.00, 900-1000 lbs 93.00, 1000-1100 lbs 97.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 118.00, 300-400 lbs 114.00-119.50, 800-900 lbs 80.50, 900-1000 lbs 79.50, 1000-1100 lbs 77.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 117.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 125.00-136.50, 500-600 lbs 112.00-130.00, 600-700 lbs 105.50-120.00, 700-800 lbs 105.50-116.00, 800-900 lbs 96.00-100.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 111.00-122.00, 400-500 lbs 121.00-128.00, 500-600 lbs 114.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 102.00-109.00, 700-800 lbs 84.00-101.00, 800-900 lbs 84.00-85.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 154.00-176.00, 300-400 lbs 151.00-189.00, 400-500 lbs 115.50-136.00, 500-600 lbs 116.00-129.00, 600-700 lbs 106.00-116.00, 700-800 lbs 98.00-106.00, 800-900 lbs 95.00-98.00, 900-1000 lbs 88.50; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 138.00-155.00, 400-500 lbs 116.00-125.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 102.00-106.00, 700-800 lbs 96.00, 900-1000 lbs 64.00.

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

South Branch, W.Va. Feeder Cattle Sale
Charleston, W.Va.
April 13, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

South Branch Livestock, Moorefield, WV.
Prices per cwt. Cattle Receipts: 2139.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 56 percent steers, 44 percent heifers, and 1 percent bulls. Near 73 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 18 head, 428-440 lbs 150.50-160.50; 47 head, 484-488 lbs 149.50-154.50; 77 head, 559-569 lbs 142.00-151.00; 25 head, 635-635 lbs 129.00; 35 head, 613-613 lbs 142.00 Value Added; 82 head, 658-663 lbs 130.00-135.00; 75 head, 666-666 lbs 144.00 Value Added; 37 head, 710-745 lbs 121.00-125.25; 290 head, 752-770 lbs 117.50-127.00; 66 head, 820-849 lbs 118.50-120.00; 28 head, 905-935 lbs 114.00-114.25; 17 head, 961-961 lbs 117.75; 56 head, 1025-1031 lbs 113.50-116.75; 6 head, 1052-1052 lbs 117.50. MED/LGE 2: 16 head, 417-417 lbs 150.00; 32 head, 493-493 lbs 156.00; 10 head, 502-502 lbs 155.50; 56 head, 571-571 lbs 143.00; 12 head, 612-612 lbs 139.00; 91 head, 656-676 lbs 121.00-127.25; 36 head, 745-745 lbs 119.00; 8 head, 822-833 lbs 110.00-112.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 11 head, 424-424 lbs 128.00; 25 head, 486-486 lbs 130.00; 48 head, 565-565 lbs 130.25; 131 head, 619-648 lbs 118.00-128.00; 125 head, 659-678 lbs 120.00-121.00; 107 head, 752-752 lbs 115.00; 53 head, 808-837 lbs 102.75-112.75; 17 head, 889-889 lbs 122.00 Replacement; 11 head, 928-928 lbs 110.00; 25 head, 923-923 lbs 122.00 Replacement; 7 head, 1042-1042 lbs 123.75 Replacement. MED/LGE 2: 9 head, 351-377 lbs 126.00-130.00; 25 head, 405-435 lbs 118.00-125.50; 84 head, 462-495 lbs 125.00-134.50; 14 head, 500-545 lbs 114.00-120.00; 67 head, 560-563 lbs 120.00-123.75; 86 head, 618-646 lbs 106.00-116.50; 30 head, 725-746 lbs 112.00-114.00; 15 head, 827-843 lbs 103.25-105.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 370-373 lbs 144.00-151.00; 5 head, 618-623 lbs 110.00-120.00.

Note: This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight, and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on that date.

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

Carlisle Graded Feeder Pig Sale
Carlisle, Pa.
April 12, 2013
Sale Reported by Auction

Receipts: 126.

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

US 1-2: 12 head, 37.5 lbs 114.00; 50 head, 46.5-49 lbs 98.00-117.00; 17 head, 80 lbs 81.00-88.00; 25 head, 99-131 lbs 82.00-86.00.

AS IS: 2 head, 25 lbs 26.00.

NOTE: Next State Graded feeder pig sale April 26.

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 930; Last Week: 1003; Year Ago: 1337.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher with good demand. Sows traded 3.00- 4.00 lower with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 61.00-63.00, 300-400 lbs 60.00-62.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 56.00-59.00, 300-400 lbs 58.50-59.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 46.00-50.00, 500-700 lbs 49.00-53.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 16.00-17.00.

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.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

186 total head. Overall market 100.00-200.00 higher. Prices per head.

Work: 400.00.

Driving: 535.00-700.00.

Riding: 300.00-400.00.

Better Riding: 650.00-1800.00.

Registered Riding: 350.00-1175.00.

Ponies: 225.00-300.00.

Large Ponies: 400.00-450.00.

Colts: 50.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
April 15, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2326; Last Monday: 1786; Year Ago: 1808.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1369; Last Monday: 1217; Year Ago: 1425.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher compared last week. Slaughter ewes traded weak compared to last week. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 75 percent lambs, 22 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 Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 40-50 lbs 200.00-210.00, 40-60 lbs hair sheep 182.00-200.00, 50-70 lbs 174.00-200.00, 60-70 lbs hair sheep 162.00-180.00, 70-90 lbs 182.00-195.00, hair sheep 167.00-187.00, 90-110 lbs 165.00-188.00, 110-130 lbs 160.00-168.00; CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 40-50 lbs 215.00-220.00, 50-60 lbs 200.00-215.00, 60-80 lbs 178.00-182.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 70-90 lbs 134.00-158.00, hair sheep 152.00-160.00, 90-110 lbs 130.00-152.00, hair sheep 134.00- 140.00, 110-130 lbs 127.00-150.00, hair sheep 130.00-132.00, 130-150 lbs 128.00-134.00, 170-220 lbs 118.00-128.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 100-130 lbs 110.00-120.00, 110-130 lbs 108.00-125.00, hair sheep 115.00-120.00, 130-150 lbs 108.00-124.00, hair sheep 98.00-102.00, 150-200 lbs 112.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 110-120 lbs hair sheep 70.00- 85.00, 120-150 lbs 64.00-82.00, 180-200 lbs 58.00-66.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 110-120 lbs 48.00-67.00, 120-200 lbs 44.00-60.00, 200-230 lbs 46.00-54.00; CULL 1-2: Thin Flesh 130-160 lbs 30.00-44.00, 160-180 lbs 20.00-40.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 145 lbs 76.00, 160-200 lbs 50.00-70.00, 215-250 lbs 42.00-48.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly firm compared last week on a light test. Nanny goats sold mostly firm on a light test. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher compared to last week. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 44 percent Slaughter Kids, 34 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 22 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 102.00-177.00, 60-80 lbs 130.00-165.00, 90-110 lbs 140.00-167.00 110-130 lbs 155.00-160.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 88.00-100.00, 80-100 lbs 100.00-130.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 70.00-85.00, 60-80 lbs 100.00-110.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 110-120 lbs 137.00-140.00, 120-150 lbs 142.00-165.00; SEL 2: 110-120 lbs 102.00-135.00, 120-150 lbs 120.00-140.00; SEL 3: 80-120 lbs 68.00-88.00, 120-150 lbs 60.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 130-150 lbs 170.00-187.00, 150-170 lbs 196.00-227.00; SEL 2: 130-150 lbs 142.00-167.00, 150-170 lbs 150.00-187.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS: SEL 1: 70-90 lbs 260.00-280.00, 90-110 lbs 280.00-295.00, 110-150 lbs 255.00-295.00; SEL 2: 90-110 lbs 135.00-172.00, 110-150 lbs 155.00-185.00.

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

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
April 17, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 255; Last Sale: 794; Last Year: 212.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold weak on a very light test. Demand was moderate. Bred heifers sold steady with good demand. Wednesday’s supply included 73 fresh milking cows, 25 short-bred cows, 16 springing cows, 19 short-bred heifers, 50 springing heifers, 36 open heifers, and 11 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Approved: 1500.00-1625.00; Medium: 1300.00-1475.00; Common: 1075.00-1250.00.

CULL COWS: 600.00-1125.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months bred) Approved: 1400.00-1500.00; Medium: 1200.00-1325.00; Common: 1000.00-1175.00.

BRED COWS: (4-6 months bred) Supreme: 1475.00-1625.00; Approved: 1250.00-1325.00; Medium: 1025.00-1050.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months bred) Supreme: 1350.00-1475.00; Approved: 1150.00-1200.00; Medium: 1000.00-1050.00; Common: 925.00-975.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS: (1-3 months): Approved: 950.00-975.00.

BRED HEIFERS: (4-6 months): Approved: 1250.00-1350.00; Medium: 1100.00-1225.00; Common: 925.00-1050.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1400.00-1550.00; Approved: 1200.00-1375.00; Medium: 1000.00-1175.00; Common: 800.00-950.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 475.00-500.00; Medium: 300.00-375.00; Common: 200.00-300.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 600.00-725.00; Medium: 475.00-550.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 850.00-900.00; Medium: 700.00-800.00; Common: 575.00-625.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Approved: 950.00-1000.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 500.00-575.00; 600-900 lbs 725.00-800.00, Jersey 700.00; 900-1200 lbs 800.00-925.00; 1200-1500 lbs 1000.00-1325.00.

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.
April 17, 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 $1.66 per pound for the week ending April 13, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound increased 1.7 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.69 per pound for the week ending April 13, 2013. The price per pound increased 3.4 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.67 per pound, up 2.6 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 57.2 cents per pound for the week ending April 13, 2013. The US price per pound decreased 1.5 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 $1.51 per pound for the week ending April 13, 2013. The US price per pound increased 2.0 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
April 17, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Fluid cream and condensed skim prices in tanklot quantities: spot prices of class II cream, dollars per lb. Butterfat: F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast 2.1155-2.2542.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.52-1.60. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.35-1.43.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 89; LAST WK: In 0, Out 105; LAST YR: In 0, Out 190. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Milk production increases in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are expanding manufacturing milk supplies. Class I demand is steady with last week. Rains and warmer temperatures, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region, are greening up pastures and promoting forage growth. Pastures in Pennsylvania are rated as 80% fair to good.

Florida’s weather has turned hot with day time highs in the 90’s, which has lowered cow comfort levels and milk production. Class I demand has declined as many tourist and seasonal residents are making their way back home. Florida remains very dry and thunderstorms this past week brought more problems than rain as lightning strikes caused numerous wildfires. The decline in milk production lowered export loads to 89 this week. A closer look at milk exports out of Florida shows that exports declined by over half, which is a reflection of the “weak flush” this year, brought about by thin margins and limited feed stocks.

Milk production is at or just past its peak in the southern tier of states in the Southeast region. Supplies are mostly in balance with demand with only a few loads going to manufacturing facilities over the weekend. Class I demand was fairly strong this week with no one factor accountable for the strong showing. Pastures in most of the region are now open for grazing.

Cream demand has increased in the East with only a few loads being shipped out of region. The cream supply is receiving good pulls from ice cream, cream cheese, and whipping cream. Cream multiples for all Classes expanded this week as good demand in the East pushed the upper end of the range higher, while cream shipments out of region lowered the low end of the range. Cream multiples this week range from 1.16-1.30.

Class II demand for condensed skim has increased with the onset of warmer spring time temperatures and increases of ice cream production. A majority of the condensed skim volume continues to be channeled to Class IV production.

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
April 15, 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: 6.68 bu, 11.96 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 7.15 bu, 11.93 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 4.71 bu, 10.08 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.15 bu, 12.94 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 13.70 bu, 22.88 cwt.

EAR CORN: 198.33 ton, 9.92 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 243.75 ton, 12.19 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 231.25 ton, 11.56 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 191.25 ton, 9.56 cwt.

PA Grain Report
Lewisburg, Pa.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold mostly .05 to .10 higher, wheat sold mostly steady to .05 higher, barley sold mostly steady, oats sold mostly steady and soybeans sold mostly .10 to .15 higher. Ear corn sold steady. All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.70-7.18, avg 6.94, contracts Dec 5.38-5.70. WHEAT #2: 7.05-7.95, avg 7.65, contracts Dec 6.64-7.09. BARLEY #3: 4.80-5.40, avg 5.15, contracts Jul 4.50. OATS #2: 4.00-4.90, avg 4.45. SOYBEANS #2: 13.83-14.18, avg 13.54, contracts Dec 11.60-11.97. EAR CORN: 190.00, avg 190.00.

Central Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.50-7.40, avg 6.92. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.15, avg 4.57. OATS #2: 3.00-4.50, avg 3.75. SOYBEANS #2: 13.00-14.40, avg 13.68. EAR CORN: 215.00, avg 215.00.

Southcentral Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.50-6.80, avg 6.66. WHEAT #2: 6.45-7.50, avg 6.85. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.25, avg 4.41. OATS #2: 3.65-4.75, avg 4.06. SOYBEANS #2: 13.40-13.58, avg 13.49. EAR CORN: 190.00, avg 190.00.

Lehigh Valley Area: CORN #2: 6.75-7.26, avg 6.96. WHEAT #2: 7.90, avg 7.90. BARLEY #3: 5.00, avg 5.00. OATS #2: 4.30-4.50, avg 4.40. SOYBEAN #2: 13.83, avg 13.73. GR. SORGHUM: 7.50, avg 7.50.

Eastern & Central PA Summary: CORN #2: 6.50-7.40, avg 6.89, month ago 7.40, year ago 6.86. WHEAT #2: 6.25-7.95, avg 7.45, month ago 7.69, year ago 6.54. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.25, avg 4.68, month ago 5.11, year ago 4.98. OATS #2: 3.00-4.90, avg 4.06, month ago 4.37, year ago 4.26. SOYBEANS #2: 13.00-14.40, avg 13.81, month ago 14.04, year ago 13.52. EAR CORN: 190.00-215.00, avg 198.00, month ago 178.00, year ago 201.25.

Western Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 6.00-6.95, avg 6.52. WHEAT #2: 6.85-7.23, avg 7.04. OATS #2: 3.80-5.25, avg 4.21. SOYBEANS #2: 13.83, avg 13.83.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
April 15, 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 10.00-20.00 higher and straw sold 10.00-20.00 lower. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 130.00-325.00. MIXED: 90.00-300.00. TIMOTHY: 90.00-225.00. STRAW: 80.00-180.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 141 loads. Straw: 19 loads. ALFALFA: 170.00-350.00. MIXED: 135.00-420.00. TIMOTHY: 135.00-265.00. GRASS: 110.00-310.00. STRAW: 100.00-210.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 153 loads; Straw: 26 loads. ALFALFA: 140.00-285.00. MIXED: 70.00-300.00. TIMOTHY: 75.00-290.00. GRASS: 70.00-255.00. STRAW: 85.00-265.00.

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

U.S. Feed Outlook
Washington, D. C.
April 12, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/ERS

March 1 Corn Stocks Exceed Expectations

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Grain Stocks report estimated March 1 corn stocks at 5,399 million bushels, sending futures down more than $1.00 per bushel in the week following the release. NASS also released the Prospective Plantings report on March 28, which indicated that, as of March 1, producers expected to plant 97.3 million acres, up slightly from last year’s actual plantings. Forecast 2012/13 feed and residual use of corn is lowered 150 million bushels and ending stocks are increased 125 million bushels to 757 million, compared to last month’s projections. In addition, exports are forecast down 25 million bushels and corn used for ethanol is increased 50 million bushels. Higher ending stocks and recent declines in cash prices result in a 20-cent reduction in the midpoint of the corn price forecast to $6.90 per bushel. Global coarse grain supplies for 2012/13 are increased this month, supported by Brazil’s increased corn production prospects. Projected world coarse grain use is cut with reduced growth in China’s meat production and consumption. Forecast world coarse grain ending stocks are increased 5 percent this month.

U.S. Hatchery Production Update
Washington, D.C.
April 15, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Broiler-type, Egg-type Hatch Down

BROILER-TYPE chicks hatched during 2012 totaled 8.93 billion, down 1 percent from 2011.

Leading United States breeders had intended placements of 81.0 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during 2012, down 2 percent from 2011.

Placements of broiler chicks for meat production in the 19 State weekly program totaled 8.42 billion during the 52 week period ending December 29, 2012, down 2 percent from the 52 week period ending December 31, 2011.

EGG-TYPE chicks hatched during 2012 totaled 471 million, down 2 percent from 2011.

Leading United States breeders had intended placements of 2.68 million egg-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during 2012, down 13 percent from 2011.

Turkey Hatch Up

TURKEY POULTS hatched during 2012 were up 1 percent from 2011, with 288 million hatched. Net poult placements totaled 284 million for 2012, up 2 percent from 2011.

The CAPACITY OF CHICKEN hatcheries on January 1, 2013 was 905 million eggs, up slightly from January 1, 2012.

The CAPACITY OF TURKEY hatcheries was 40.2 million eggs on January 1, 2013, down slightly from January 1, 2012.

U.S. Turkeys
Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Eggs in Incubators Down 3%: Turkey eggs in incubators on April 1, 2013, in the United States totaled 27.4 million, down 3 percent from April 1, 2012. Eggs in incubators were up 4 percent from the March 1, 2013 total of 26.3 million eggs.

Poults Hatched Down 14%: Turkey poults hatched during March 2013, in the United States totaled 21.7 million, down 14 percent from March 2012. Poults hatched were down 2 percent from the February 2013 total of 22.2 million poults.

Net Poults Placed Down 16%: The 21.1 million net poults placed during March 2013 in the United States were down 16 percent from the number placed during the same month a year earlier. Net placements were down 2 percent from the February 2013 total of 21.6 million.

Released April 17, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
April 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 3/16: 1079; Week ending 3/23: 1278; Week ending 3/30: 621; Week ending 4/6: 1566; 2012 to date: 49296; 2011 to date: 54686; Final 2011: 62,576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 3/16: 4420; Week ending 3/23: 6171; Week ending 3/30: 4092; Week ending 4/6: 5240; 2012 to date: 156152; 2011 to date: 167152; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 3/16: 5499; Week ending 3/23: 7449; Week ending 3/30: 4713; Week ending 4/6: 6806; 2012 to date: 205448; 2011 to date: 221838; Final 2011: 272,429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Temperatures current week were ten to twenty degrees above normal after being below normalfor the week prior. The warmer temperatures (in the upper seventies to lower eighties) accelerated bloom of many spring blooming plants and trees ascherry blossoms popped. Temperatures are to resume to more normal levels at the end of this week. Most fresh market shippers have finished for theseason; however, a few will continue shipping for several more weeks.

NEW YORK: Trading is slow for Juice Stock and Canners/Peelers. Prices for Canners/Peelers and Juice Stock about steady. Supplies are very light.Purchase prices are variety, size and quality dependent. Prices for processing apples on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 F.O.B. packing house orreceiving station per cwt. 2012 crop: Canners/Peelers - (Utilizing All Available Varieties): $17.00-20.00, mostly $20.00. Includes previouscommitments. Juice Stock - (Utilizing All Available Varieties): $16.00-21.00, mostly $18.00. Includes previous commitments.

Shipping Point Trends

NEW YORK: Shipments 35-31-28 Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum McIntosh mostly 27.00-29.00, Red Delicious mostly 24.00-24.50, Empire mostly 25.00-28.00, Golden Delicious mostly 25.00-28.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy tray pack McIntosh 80s-88s mostly 38.00, 100s mostly 36.00; Empire 80s-88s mostly 34.00-35.00, 100s mostly 32.00. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy cell pack McIntosh 80s-88s mostly 38.00, 100s mostly 36.00; Empire 80s-88s mostly 34.00-35.00, 100s mostly 32.00. Shipments for March 2013 were 506 (400 cwt). This represents a 477 (400 cwt) decrease from March 2012.

NEW ENGLAND: Shipments 4-3-3 Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. Shipments for March 2013 were 49 (400 cwt). This represents a 19 (400 cwt) decrease from March 2012.

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


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