Market Reports for July 26, 2014

7/26/2014 7:00 AM

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
July 18, 2014
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3013; Last week 3219; Last year 2905. CALVES: This week 3007; Last week 3151; Last year 2904. HOGS: This week 1063; Last week 973; Last year 974. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week 410; Last year 343. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2408; Last week 861; Last year 2249. GOATS: This week 1356; Last week 697; Last year 2499.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter holsteins sold mostly 5.00 to 6.00 higher and slaughter heifers sold 2.00 to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter bulls sold mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, feeder steers sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Feeder heifers sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower and feeder bulls sold mostly 15.00 to 20.00 lower.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 10.00 to 15.00 higher. Holstein heifers sold mostly 20.00 to 30.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER HOGS: When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Sows traded mostly 1.00-2.00 higher. Slaughter boars sold mostly firm.

SHEEP: Compared to last week, Slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Demand for the lambs was moderate due to the large number of lambs offered. Slaughter ewes sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Demand was good for the good quality ewes offered. Slaughter supply consisted of 80 percent lambs,12 percent slaughter ewes and 8 percent slaughter bucks. All sheep and lambsare destined for non-traditional markets.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kids sold mostly steady to 20.00 higher compared to a very light test last week. Demand was moderate. Overall quality still not as good as previous weeks. Nannies traded mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Reported slaughter supply consisted of 65 percent Slaughter Kids, 25 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 10 percent bucks/billies and whethers.

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

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
July 25, 2014
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

Steers, Choice 2-3: This Week: 158.75; Last Week: 155.15; Year Ago: 121.60.

Holstein Steers, Choice/Prime: This Week: 148.63; Last Week: 144.75; Year Ago: 106.15.

Heifers, Choice/Prime: This Week: 158.13; Last Week: 153.65; Year Ago: 116.75.

Cows, Breakers, 75-80% lean: This Week: 110.00; Last Week: 109.50; Year Ago: 76.20.

Cows, Boners, 80-85% lean: This Week: 106.31; Last Week: 104.80; Year Ago: 74.30.

Bulls, YG 1: This Week: 129.83; Last Week: 128.40; Year Ago: 95.75.

Hogs, 49-54% lean, Monday: This Week: 92.00; Last Week: 88.00; Year Ago: 72.00.

Lambs, Choice/Prime 80-110 lb: This Week: 196.50; Last Week: 203.00; Year Ago: 147.50.

Bull Calves, #1: This Week: 286.50; Last Week: 270.25; Year Ago: 108.00.

Kid Goats, Selection 1 (head): This Week: 66.00; Last Week: 216.75; Year Ago: 160.75.

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
July 25, 2014
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2550; Last week 2615; Last year 2666. CALVES: 1807; Last week 1952; Last year 2068.

This week in Lancaster County, the cash cattle trade is yet to find a market ceiling to this un-thought of summer rally. Cattle traded a firm 1.00-2.00 higher on Monday before advancing a solid 3.00-4.00 higher by the end of the week. A 170.00/cwt fat steer is not such a foreign concept as the top end of the steer market governed out at 167.00/cwt on Thursday. Needless to say, buyer demand was very good from all avenues from religious based slaughter needs to conventional beef processor demand.

Cattle feeders are closing out cattle at record profits. In hindsight to think of the anxiety of those cattle going in, at what seem to be too high for a load of feeder cattle, only to be rewarded by a near 30.00/cwt advancement in the local fat cattle market. This market has defied the opinions and logic of analyst, futures, charts, spectators, producers, and anyone else with a clue, and has accomplished it on simple fundamentals, supply and demand. The numbers of market ready cattle are limited. Show list were down 30,000 head this week in the Midwest and slaughter weights give no indication that cattle are being held back any longer than necessary. Not to mention market prices are quite attractive for July.

Beef inventories are down and not by a little, but by nearly 26% from a year ago, and 18% off the 5 year average. This is despite the fact that Australian imports are substantially higher than a year ago. The meat is moving and consumers are buying it at record high prices at both the wholesale and retail level. The box beef market is yet to find its top as well advancing 7.11/cwt since last Friday to this Thursday's close of 255.56/cwt for Choice cutout values. The Choice/Select spread has narrowed to 2.72/cwt showing little price discrepancy in quality. The CME Live cattle futures sold off last week on technical profit taking only to regain all its value and some this week. Futures are still at a sizable discount to the cash market.

On Thursday direct cattle trades were reported from 161.00-165.00/cwt Live throughout the Midwest, a firm 5.00-6.00 higher. Cow beef continues to hold firm with the National Cutter Cow carcass cutout value being reported at 227.96/cwt on Thursday, 90% lean boneless at 292.00/cwt. The live cull cow market sold mostly 2.00 higher this week in the Lancaster region. All cattle markets are priced per cwt with exception of dairy cattle purchased on a per head basis.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 159.00-167.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1250-1550 lbs 156.00-161.50; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1500 lbs 155.00-158.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1650 lbs 148.00-156.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1600 lbs 141.00-150.00; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1700 lbs 135.00-142.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1200-1500 lbs 156.00-164.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1550 lbs 150.00-155.00; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1500 lbs 145.00-149.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, avg dress 106.50-119.00, low dress 102.00-106.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 105.00-114.00, high dress 114.00-128.00, low dress 95.00-105.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 104.00-113.00, high dress 113.00-121.00, low dress 93.00-103.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 94.00-104.00, high dress 104.00-113.00, low dress 82.00-94.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 975-2300 lbs 126.00-136.00, high dress 135.50-147.00, low dress 114.00-126.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein bull calves sold 10.00-30.00 higher with very good demand. Heifers traded 10.00-30.00 higher with good demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 374.00-400.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 381.18/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 75-115 lbs 290.00-320.00; #2: 75-125 lbs 260.00-290.00; #3: 70-110 lbs 200.00-250.00; UTILITY: 75-110 lbs 75.00-150.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-100 lbs 250.00-310.00; #2: 75-90 lbs 150.00-230.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-80 lbs 30.00-80.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 255.00, 85-113 lbs 280.00-315.00; #2: 114 lbs 285.00, 83-110 lbs 280.00-310.00; #3: 108-110 lbs 240.00-260.00, 74-96 lbs 277.00-295.00; UTILITY: 83-107 lbs 67.00-75.00, 72 lbs 95.00, 63 lbs 25.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-103 lbs 375.00-385.00, 83 lbs 285.00; #2: 91 lbs 325.00, 81 lbs 210.00, 73 lbs 130.00; NON TUBING/UTILITY: 65-73 lbs 30.00-45.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 250.00, 102-118 lbs 285.00-298.00, 80-100 lbs 308.00-317.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 240.00, 98-110 lbs 285.00-286.00, 80-96 lbs 290.00-310.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 260.00, 80-98 lbs 290.00-312.00, 72-88 lbs 275.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 60.00-70.00, 80-88 lbs 135.00, 60-78 lbs 40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-120 lbs 340.00-400.00; #2: 85-110 lbs 250.00-290.00; JERSEY/CROSSBRED: 80-100 lbs 190.00-200.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 80.00-100.00.

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.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 825; Last week 725; Last year 715. CALVES: 485; Last week 562; Last year 505.

When compared to last Monday’s sale, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher with very good demand. Bulls traded unevenly steady with good demand. Cattle supply included 187 slaughter steers, 131 heifers, 291 cows, 148 bulls, and 68 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 113.00-119.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 105.00-113.00, High dress 114.00-123.00, Low dress 95.00-104.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 105.00-113.00, High dress 114.00-121.00, Low dress 93.00-103.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 94.00-104.00, High dress 105.00-113.00, Low dress 82.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 975-2300 lbs 126.00-134.00, high dress 135.50-147.00, low dress 114.00-124.00.

CALVES: When compared to last Monday’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 10.00-15.00 higher with very good demand. Heifers sold 5.00-10.00 higher with moderate demand. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 75-115 lbs 290.00-320.00; #2: 75-125 lbs 260.00-290.00; #3: 70-110 lbs 200.00-250.00; UTILITY: 75-110 lbs 75.00-150.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-100 lbs 250.00-310.00; #2: 75-90 lbs 150.00-230.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-80 lbs 30.00-80.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 197; Last week 235. CALVES: 117; Last week 110.

When compared to last week’s sale slaughter steers sold steady to firm with very good demand. Cows sold mostly steady with good demand. Slaughter cattle supply consisted of 118 steers, 7 heifers, 2 bulls, 69 cows and 1 feeder. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 159.00-162.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1250-1550 lbs 157.00-160.50; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1500 lbs 155.50- 158.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1200-1500 lbs 158.50-160.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 106.00-111.00, High dress 113.00-117.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 101.00-104.00, Low dress 95.00-99.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 96.00-97.50, Low dress 88.00-92.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: when compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold steady to firm with most of the firmness note on calves weighing less than 100 lbs. Demand was very good. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All calves sold per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 100-120 lbs 245.00-275.00, 80-95 lbs 275.00-300.00; #2: 100-130 lbs 210.00-240.00, 80-95 lbs 225.00-270.00; #3: 70-130 lbs 185.00-215.00; UTILITY: 70-100 lbs 75.00-100.00.

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

NOTE: Monthly Feeder Cattle Special Friday, Aug 8.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
July 22, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 321; Last week 320; Last year 402. CALVES: 599; Last week 634; Last year 675.

Compared to last week: Slaughter steers and heifers not tested again this week. Slaughter Holstein steers sold 3.00-4.00 higher compared to a very light test last week. Demand was good. Slaughter Cows sold steady to 2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter bulls sold weak. Demand was moderate. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 53 steers, 16 heifers, 236 cows, 8 bulls, and 8 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1650 lbs 148.00-153.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1600 lbs 141.00-146.00; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1700 lbs 135.00-140.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, avg dress 106.50-110.00, high dress 115.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 109.00-112.00, high dress 114.00-120.00, low dress 101.00-108.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 104.50-110.00, high dress 111.00-116.00, low dress 97.00-103.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 96.00-101.50, high dress 103.00-109.50, low dress 90.00-94.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 990-2220 lbs avg dress 123.00-130.00, high dress 134.00-135.00, low dress 113.00-122.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly steady to 30.00 higher. Heifer calves sold mostly 30.00-40.00 higher. Demand was good. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 499 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 255.00, 85-113 lbs 280.00-315.00; #2: 114 lbs 285.00, 83-110 lbs 280.00-310.00; #3: 108-110 lbs 240.00-260.00, 74-96 lbs 277.00-295.00; UTILITY: 83-107 lbs 67.00-75.00, 72 lbs 95.00, 63 lbs 25.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-103 lbs 375.00-385.00, 83 lbs 285.00.; #2: 91 lbs 325.00, 81 lbs 210.00, 73 lbs 130.00; NON TUBING/UTILITY: 65-73 lbs 30.00-45.00.

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

NOTE: Next Feeder Sale August 8.

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 24, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 863; Last week 1066; Last year 978. CALVES: 606; Last week 646; Last year 753.

Compared to last Thursday's sale, Slaughter steers sold mostly 3.00-4.00 higher. Slaughter Holsteins sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher compared to a very light test last week. Demand was very good. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00-3.00 higher. Demand was very good. Cattle supplies included 344 slaughter steers; 107 heifers; 350 cows; 39 bulls; and 23 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 162.00-167.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1550 lbs 156.00-161.50; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1650 lbs 148.00-155.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1675 lbs 151.00-156.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1600 lbs 144.00-150.00; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1700 lbs 136.00-142.50

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1150-1450 lbs 156.00-164.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1550 lbs 150.00-155.00; SELECT 2-3: 1100-1500 lbs 145.00-149.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, avg dress 110.00-113.00, high dress 114.00-118.00, low dress 102.00-107.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 110.00-114.00, high dress 115.00-119.00, low dress 103.00-108.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 104.00-109.00, high dress 111.00-115.00, low dress 99.00-103.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, avg dress 95.00-101.00, high dress 102.00-109.50, low dress 88.00-94.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1285-2380 lbs avg dress 130.00-136.00, high dress 140.00-145.00, very high dress 166.50, low dress 119.00-126.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week Holstein bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher on moderate demand. Heifers sold mostly steady to 20.00 higher. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 448 head for Thursday's sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 250.00,102-118 lbs 285.00-298.00,80-100 lbs 308.00-317.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 240.00,98-110 lbs 285.00-286.00,80-96 lbs 290.00-310.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 260.00,80-98 lbs 290.00-312.00,72-88 lbs 275.00; UTILITY: 90-110 lbs 60.00-70.00,80-88 lbs 135.00,60-78 lbs 40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 85-120 lbs 340.00-400.00; #2: 85-110 lbs 250.00-290.00; JERSEY/CROSSBRED: 80-100 lbs 190.00-200.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 80.00-100.00.

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.
July 17, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary for Sales at Front Royal, Lynchburg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham and Springlake. State Graded Weighted Average for Jul 10-16, 2014. Prices per hundredweight unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 4258 (Steers 1971; Heifers 1732; Bulls 555); Last Week 3,181; Last Year 2,940.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 99 head, 400-500 lbs 220.00-265.00; 273 head, 500-600 lbs 210.00-242.50; 341 head, 600-700 lbs 200.00-239.50; 130 head, 700-800 lbs 140.00-220.50; 146 head, 800-900 lbs 191.00-214.50; 115 head, 900-1000 lbs 185.00-205.25. MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 200-300 lbs 270.00; 16 head, 400-500 lbs 246.00-247.00; 10 head, 500-600 lbs 220.00-243.00; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 219.00-223.00; 13 head, 700-800 lbs 215.00. MED/LGE 2: 39 head, 300-400 lbs 229.00-269.00; 200 head, 400-500 lbs 215.00-261.00; 190 head, 500-600 lbs 175.00-245.00; 85 head, 600-700 lbs 185.00-227.50; 19 head, 700-800 lbs 181.00-210.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 12 head, 500-600 lbs 210.00. MED/LGE 3: 17 head, 300-400 lbs 230.00-252.00; 44 head, 400-500 lbs 198.00-243.75; 46 head, 500-600 lbs 151.00-229.50; 24 head, 600-700 lbs 150.00-207.50; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 157.00-190.00; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 189.00-200.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 200-300 lbs 298.00; 15 head, 300-400 lbs 235.00-284.00; 74 head, 400-500 lbs 215.00-256.00; 55 head, 500-600 lbs 160.00-226.50; 55 head, 600-700 lbs 165.00-224.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 500-600 lbs 212.00. MED/LGE 2: 32 head, 300-400 lbs 242.00-257.00; 141 head, 400-500 lbs 151.00-260.50; 65 head, 500-600 lbs 170.00-223.00; 20 head, 600-700 lbs 165.00-208.00. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 170.00-220.00; 6 head, 400-500 lbs 151.00-227.50; 7 head, 500-600 lbs 131.00-210.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 29 head, 300-400 lbs 221.00-270.00; 122 head, 400-500 lbs 147.00-243.50; 223 head, 500-600 lbs 179.00-234.50; 157 head, 600-700 lbs 180.00-210.00; 74 head, 700-800 lbs 143.00-186.00; 27 head, 800-900 lbs 151.00-180.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 240.00; 8 head, 400-500 lbs 206.00-230.00; 9 head, 500-600 lbs 224.00. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 200-300 lbs 227.00-275.00; 66 head, 300-400 lbs 203.00-267.00; 243 head, 400-500 lbs 191.00-235.00; 258 head, 500-600 lbs 186.00-218.00; 82 head, 600-700 lbs 175.00-209.00; 19 head, 700-800 lbs 149.00-192.00. MED/LGE 3: 55 head, 300-400 lbs 115.00-242.50; 116 head, 400-500 lbs 161.00-222.00; 93 head, 500-600 lbs 151.00-212.00; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 160.00-190.00; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 110.00-187.00.

Price and grade information is reported by VDACS Livestock Marketing and disseminated by Virginia Market News Service. While market reports reflect the majority of cattle at each sale, there are instances where animals do not fit reporting categories and are not included.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied By USDA

Prices per hundredweight unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1382 (Steers 469; Heifers 636; Bulls 277).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 24 head, 400-500 lbs 253.00-257.00; 52 head, 500-600 lbs 226.50-231.50; 62 head, 600-700 lbs 219.00-228.75; 20 head, 700-800 lbs 202.00-215.00. MED/LGE 2: 21 head, 300-400 lbs 254.00-264.50; 117 head, 400-500 lbs 244.00-260.00; 91 head, 500-600 lbs 230.00-235.50; 31 head, 600-700 lbs 214.50-216.00. MED/LGE 3:ce 12 head, 300-400 lbs 251.00; 33 head, 400-500 lbs 249.50; 27 head, 500-600 lbs 223.00-226.50; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 214.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 25 head, 400-500 lbs 230.00-234.50; 58 head, 500-600 lbs 214.00-218.00; 40 head, 600-700 lbs 195.00-196.25; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 180.00. MED/LGE 2: 48 head, 300-400 lbs 239.00-244.50; 104 head, 400-500 lbs 232.50-236.00; 128 head, 500-600 lbs 217.00-221.00; 32 head, 600-700 lbs 196.00-204.75. MED/LGE 3: 28 head, 300-400 lbs 239.00; 71 head, 400-500 lbs 229.00-229.50; 49 head, 500-600 lbs 213.50-216.50; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 193.00-194.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 32 head, 400-500 lbs 223.00-239.00; 8 head, 500-600 lbs 221.75; 6 head, 600-700 lbs 205.00. MED/LGE 2: 29 head, 300-400 lbs 253.00-257.50; 80 head, 400-500 lbs 226.00-236.50; 23 head, 500-600 lbs 205.50-224.00.

Price and grade information is reported by VDACS Livestock Marketing and disseminated by Virginia Market News Service. While market reports reflect the majority of cattle at each sale, there are instances where animals do not fit reporting categories and are not included.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1169; Last Week: 918; Year Ago: 1011.

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

BARROWS/GILTS: 54-58% LEAN: 200-300 lbs 96.00-100.00, 300-400 lbs 95.00-97.00; 49-54% LEAN: 200-300 lbs 93.00-97.00, 300-400 lbs 87.00-93.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 72.00-77.50, 500-700 lbs 74.00-79.50.

BOARS: 400-720 lbs 40.50-43.00.

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.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 350.00-700.00.

Driving: 300.00-1700.00.

Riding: 250.00-500.00.

Better Riding: 560.00-1500.00.

Registered Riding: 485.00-2500.00.

Ponies: 400.00-750.00.

Large Ponies: 250.00-560.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 21, 2014
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2489; Last Monday: 2206; Year Ago: 1987.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 2620; Last Monday: 1356; Year Ago: 1343.

Compared to last week, Slaughter lambs sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Demand for the lambs was light once again due to the large number of lambs offered. Slaughter ewes sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Demand was moderate for the good quality ewes offered. Slaughter supply consisted of 80 percent lambs, 16 percent slaughter ewes and 4 percent slaughter bucks. 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: 50-60 lbs 200.00-220.00, 60-80 lbs 188.00-222.00, hair sheep 187.00-203.00, 80-110 lbs 186.00-207.00, hair sheep 184.00-187.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 180.00-190.00, 50-60 lbs 160.00-168.00, 60-80 lbs 170.00-184.00, hair sheep 175.00- 186.00, 80-110 lbs 160.00-186.00, hair sheep 154.00-187.00, 110-140 lbs 150.00-177.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 150.00-160.00, 50-60 lbs 150.00-160.00, 60-70 lbs 150.00-170.00, 60-80 lbs hair sheep 148.00-160.00, 90-110 lbs 144.00-168.00, 120-140 lbs 140.00-158.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 90-110 lbs 80.00-88.00, hair sheep 86.00-100.00, 110-130 lbs 88.00-102.00, hair sheep 82.00-87.00, 130-150 lbs 102.00-105.00, 150-200 lbs 78.00-92.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 90-100 lbs 70.00-74.00, 110-120 lbs 80.00-84.00, hair sheep 64.00- 78.00, 120-130 lbs 75.00-77.00, 130-140 lbs 70.00-74.00, hair sheep 66.00-70.00, 140-150 lbs 72.00-82.00, 150-180 lbs 60.00-66.00; CULL 1-2: 80-120 lbs 58.00-64.00, 110-120 lbs hair sheep 55.00-58.00, 120-140 lbs 60.00-66.00, 140-180 lbs 50.00-58.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 110-120 lbs hair sheep 92.00-117.00, 160-180 lbs hair sheep 48.00-116.00, 190-200 lbs 60.00-88.00, 210-250 lbs 44.00-68.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kids sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Demand was light. Nannies traded mostly 30.00-40.00 lower. Reported slaughter supply consisted of 59 percent Slaughter Kids, 25 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 16 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 132.00-154.00, 60-80 lbs 145.00-180.00, 80-110 lbs 175.00-200.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 110.00- 132.00, 60-80 lbs 122.00-145.00, 80-110 lbs 130.00-175.00, 110-120 lbs 175.00-179.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 62.00-110.00, 60-80 lbs 76.00-122.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 80-100 lbs 135.00-187.00, 130-160 lbs 150.00-195.00; SEL 2: 80-120 lbs 118.00-125.00, 120-160 lbs 135.00-162.00; SEL 3: 80-100 lbs 105.00-117.00, 100-130 lbs 90.00-130.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 140-160 lbs 210.00-235.00, 150-200 lbs 245.00-285.00; SEL 2: 120-160 lbs 177.00-225.00, 160-180 lbs 180.00-235.00; SEL 3: 110-150 lbs 140.00-165.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 70-80 lbs 205.00-230.00, 80-90 lbs 235.00-260.00, 90-100 lbs 255.00-265.00, 100-160 lbs 295.00-350.00; SEL 2: 70-80 lbs 155.00-180.00, 80-90 lbs 195.00-215.00, 100-160 lbs 230.00-265.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 145.00-147.00, 80-90 lbs 160.00- 195.00.

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.
July 23, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 339; Last Sale: 270; Last Year: 393.

Compared to last week, Dairy cows sold mostly weak on a very light test. Demand was moderate. Bred heifers sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate. Trade was active. Wednesday’s supply included 45 fresh milking cows, 10 springing cows, 5 short bred cows, 65 springing heifers, 89 short bred heifers, 103 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 Supreme: 2300.00-2350.00; Approved: 1700.00-2175.00; Medium: 1400.00-1650.00; Common: 1025.00-1350.00.

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months): Approved: 1900.00-2150.00; Medium: 1400.00-1550.00.

CULL COWS: 750.00-2000.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 2000.00-2250.00; Approved: 1650.00-1900.00; Medium: 1400.00-1625.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 2000.00-2175.00; Approved: 1700.00-1950.00; Medium: 1350.00-1600.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1675.00-1725.00; Approved: 1400.00-1550.00; Medium: 1200.00-1350.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: SUPREME: 600-900 lbs 1125.00; 900-1200 lbs 1210.00; 1200-1500 lbs 1625.00. APPROVED: 300-600 lbs 550.00-600.00; 600-900 lbs 800.00-985.00; 900-1200 lbs 1085.00-1150.00; 1200-1500 lbs 1200.00-1325.00. MEDIUM: 600-900 lbs 675.00-775.00; 900-1200 lbs 1025.00-1050.00.

BULLS: 300-600 lbs 425.00-675.00. 600-900 lbs 725.00, Jersey/Crossbred 700.00-750.00. 900-1200 lbs 1225.00. 1200-1500 lbs 1450.00-2225.00.

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.
July 23, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Fluid cream and condensed skim prices in tanklot quan-tities: spot prices of class II cream, dollars per lb. Butterfat: F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast 3.3383-3.5529.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.85-1.93. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.63-1.66.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 35; LAST WK: In 0, Out 35 ; LAST YR: In 0, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: In 0, Out 0.

Manufacturing milk supplies in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions are steady to heavy. Declines in Class I demand have increased milk volumes going to plants and have more than offset the seasonal declines in milk production. Seasonally warm weather has covered both regions. Adequate rainfall has most crops and pastures in good to excellent condition. Mild weather in the Southeast has prompted some milk production increases.

Class I demand is weak and some bottling plants are taking reduced loads due to scheduled maintenance projects. The seasonally heavy milk volumes are causing increased utilization of auxiliary manufacturing plants. Florida’s milk production is declining in the face of frequent rains and hot, humid weather. Producers have not begun to dry off cows in earnest, due to the good milk price and margins. A majority of pastures in the state are in good to excellent condition. Spot milk shipments out of the area were unchanged from last week at 35 loads.

Cream multiples for all classes ranged 1.35-1.48. The multiples were lower compared to last week, due to a butter plant curtailing production due to a maintenance project, causing more cream loads to be moved on the spot market early this week. Strong pulls for cream continue from ice cream and cream cheese makers. Condensed skim is readily available with additional spot loads being purchased by Class II and III manufacturers. Class IV dryers are running on increased schedules to handle the ample fluid supplies of condensed skim.

According to NASS, milk production for June 2014 in the 23 reported states totaled 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.0% from June 2013. The five Eastern states showed the following percentage changes in milk production from June 2013 to June 2014 and total milk production this June: Florida, +2.5%, 207 million pounds; New York, +0.3%, 1.150 billion pounds; Pennsylvania, +0.2%, 882 million pounds; Vermont, +1.4%, 224 million pounds; and Virginia, +4.2% at 149 million pounds.

SOURCE: rickwhipp@ams.usda.gov. 608-278-416. USDA, AMS, Dairy Market News, Madison, Wis.

Dairy Product Price Highlights
Washington, D. C.
July 23, 2014
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 $2.37 per pound for the week ending July 19, 2014. The United States (US) price per pound increased 5.6 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $2.01 per pound for the week ending July 19, 2014. The price per pound decreased 2.2 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $2.04 per pound, down 1.5 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 68.7 cents per pound for the week ending July 19, 2014. The US price per pound decreased 0.1 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 $1.87 per pound for the week ending July 19, 2014. The US price per pound decreased 1.4 cents from the previous week.

U.S. Milk Production Update
Washington, D.C.
July 18, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

June Milk Production up 2.0%

Milk production in the 23 major States during June totaled 16.2 billion pounds, up 2.0 Percent from June 2013. May revised production at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.6 percent from May 2013. The May revision represented an increase of 25 million pounds or 0.1 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Production per cow in the 23 major States averaged 1,888 pounds for June. This is the highest production per cow for the month of June since the 23 State series began in 2003.

The number of milk cows on farms in the 23 major States was 8.57 million head, 11,000 head more than May 2014.

April - June Milk Production up 1.6%

Milk production in the United States during the April - June quarter totaled 52.8 billion pounds, up 1.6 percent from the April - June quarter last year.

The average number of milk cows in the United States during the quarter was 9.25 million head, 39,000 head more than the January - March quarter.

Released July 18, 2014, 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.
July 21, 2014
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

To provide farmers across the state with a handy reference of commodity input costs in their feeding operations for DHIA record sheets or to develop livestock feed cost data, here are last week’s average costs of various ingredients as compiled from regional reports across the state of Pennsylvania.

Remember, these are averages, so you will need to adjust your figures up or down according to your location and the quality of your crop.

CORN, No. 2: 4.16 bu, 7.45 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 5.07 bu, 8.47 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 2.47 bu, 5.50 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.52 bu, 10.97 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 13.01 bu, 21.73 cwt.

EAR CORN: 111.67 bu, 5.58 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 222.50 ton, 11.13 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 205.63 ton, 10.28 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 208.75 ton, 10.44 cwt.

GRASS HAY: 180.75 ton, 9.04 cwt.

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 100 loads. Straw: 11 loads. ALFALFA: 120.00-320.00. MIXED: 95.00-400.00. TIMOTHY: 90.00-360.00. GRASS: 110.00-333.00. STRAW: 115.00-165.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 38 loads; Straw: 7 loads. ALFALFA: 130.00-320.00. MIXED: 27.50-300.00. TIMOTHY: 105.00-280.00. GRASS: 50.00-230.00. STRAW: 102.00-160.00.

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

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
July 21, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Compared to last week’s opening bids; cash prices were mostly steady to weak for all grain and bean markets across the state. There was an increase in the basis as futures rolled into the September contract for corn and August for beans. The market is trying to settle a fair value for old crop supplies with the knowledge that a bumper harvest of new crop grains will soon hit the market in coming months. Crop conditions are looking good in most major production regions and pollination is well underway. There are no major weather events that show any real threat to crop in its entirety. All grain and soybean prices are quoted per bushel delivered to the mill or elevator. Bases reflect last Friday’s CME close against Monday morning’s spot cash bids.

US No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 3.7600-4.4700, dn 9-unch, 5u to 76u, up 20-up 29. CENTRAL: 3.9000-4.6900, unch, 19u to 98u, up 29. WESTERN: 3.4500-4.4500, dn 35-unch, -26u to 74u, dn 6-up 29.

US No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 5.0500-5.6700, up 5-up 16, -27u to 35u, dn 12-dn 1. CENTRAL: 5.1600-5.3000, no comp, -16u to -2u, no comp. WESTERN: 4.6700, no comp, -65u, no comp.

US No 3 Feed Barley: EASTERN: 2.4000-2.9000, unch-up 30. CENTRAL: 2.3000-2.9000, dn 10-up 30.

US No 2 White Oats: CENTRAL: 3.1000-3.2000, dn 10-dn 55, -21.5u to -11.5u, up 7.5-dn 37.5. WESTERN: 3.5000-4.2000, unch, 18.5u to 88.5u, up 17.5.

US No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 12.5500-13.5900, dn 41-dn 2, 78q to 182q, up 78-up 117. CENTRAL: 12.7000-13.3300, dn 25-dn 22, 93q to 156q, up 94-up 97.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 4.09; Wheat 5.33; Barley 2.63; Soybeans 13.06. CENTRAL: Corn 4.37; Wheat 5.21; Barley 2.51; Oats 3.18; Soybeans 12.96. WESTERN: Corn 4.03; Wheat 4.67; Oats 3.85.

Eastern - Contracts: CORN: 3.8200-4.3400, unch, 3.5z to 55.5z, up 6.5. WHEAT: 5.5100-5.8600, no comp, -5z to 30z, no comp. SOYBEANS: 10.1900-10.9200, UNCH, -66X to 7X, DN 10.

Chicago Board of Trade month symbols: F January, G February, H March, J April, K May, M June, N July, Q August, U September, V October, X November, Z December.

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

KEY: Region: Bid price, change in price compared to last week, basis, change in basis.

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
July 23, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA

Bi-Weekly Weighted Average Report for the Week 7/11/14 to 7/19/14.

Prices are trending mostly steady on organic corn and soybeans, mixed on organic wheat, and steady on all other reported grains. Market activity is slow to moderate for organic corn and soybeans, moderate to active on organic wheat, and slow to moderate on the balance of reported grains. Demand for organic corn and soybeans is light to moderate, organic wheat good, and on the remainder of grains light to moderate. Industry continues to closely monitor and discuss the mixed organic wheat yields and the potential future yields for organic corn and soybeans.

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: two wks ago 14.76, yr ago 13.50. Feed Yellow: 12.12-14.20, this wk 13.01, two wks ago 13.90, yr ago 12.14.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: Food Grade: 26.94-30.16, this wk 27.92, two wks ago 28.95, yr ago 27.19. Feed Grade: 26.50-27.25, this wk 27.08, two wks ago 26.33, yr ago 26.44. Meal: 1140.00-1149.00, this wk 1148.10, two wks ago 1029.82, yr ago 1140.00. Roasted: yr ago 1392.00.

ORGANIC OATS: Feed Grade: 6.25-6.25, this wk 6.25, yr ago 5.90.

ORGANIC BARLEY: Feed Grade 8.50-9.75, this wk 8.94 , yr ago 9.10.

ORGANIC WHEAT: Feed Grade SRW: yr ago 10.50. Food Grade HRW: 18.00-18.00, this wk 18.00. Feed Grade HRW: 11.31-16.00, this wk 15.22, two wks ago 12.19, yr ago 12.08..

Source: USDA Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News. Jason Karwal, 515-284-4460.

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

Pa. Crops Update
Harrrisburg, Pa.
July 18, 2014
Report supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

The June Survey has revealed that farmers in the Northeast Region planned to harvest more acres of soybeans and oats this season than in 2013. The crop acreage for corn, hay, winter wheat and barley forecasted to be harvested for grain are down from 2013. The largest acreage decrease is in corn, with an expected loss of 109 thousand acres across the region. The largest acreage increase is expected to be in soybeans, with an anticipated increase of 230 thousand acres from last year, according to the Northeastern Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Cold Storage Highlights
Washington D.C.
July 22, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Total NATURAL CHEESE stocks in refrigerated warehouses on June 30, 2014 were down slightly from the previous month and down 8 percent from June 30, 2013.

BUTTER stocks were down 3 percent from last month and down 42 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN POULTRY supplies on June 30, 2014 were down 2 percent from the previous month and down 18 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down 9 percent from the previous month and down 18 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 9 percent from last month but down 19 percent from June 30, 2013.

Total FROZEN FRUIT stocks were up 7 percent from last month and up 2 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN VEGETABLE stocks were up 6 percent from last month but down 2 percent from a year ago.

Total RED MEAT supplies in freezers were down 5 percent from the previous month and down 13 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down 5 percent from the previous month and down 26 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were down 7 percent from the previous month and down 5 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 2 percent from last month but up 100 percent from last year.

Released July 22, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Non-Citrus Fruits & Nuts
Washington, D.C.
July 17, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

In 2013, the Nation’s utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from the 2012 utilized production. Utilized production increased from 2012 for apples, apricots, cultivated blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, tart cherries, cranberries, grapes, California kiwifruit, California olives, pears, and prunes and plums. Utilized production decreased from 2012 for, blackberries, Maine wild blueberries, all California raspberries, sweet cherries, California dates, California figs, nectarines, peaches, California plums, California prunes, and strawberries.

The value of utilized production for 2013 noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.1 billion dollars, up 4 percent from 2012. The value of utilized production for apricots is up 10 percent, Oregon black raspberries are up 21 percent, grapes increased by 9 percent, cultivated blueberries are up 10 percent, Maine wild blueberries are up 23 percent, boysenberries are up 22 percent, red raspberries increased 43 percent, tart cherries increased 107 percent, California Olives are up 5 percent, and strawberries are 6 percent above last year. However, the value of utilized production for apples decreased 6 percent, Oregon cultivated blackberries decreased 5 percent, sweet cherries are down 9 percent, cranberries are down 25 percent, California dates are down 8 percent, nectarines are down 16 percent, California plums decreased 14 percent, peaches decreased 13 percent, prunes and plums decreased 5 percent, and California prunes decreased 21 percent from the previous year.

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
July 17, 2014
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

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

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 6/21: 1069; Week ending 6/28: 495; Week ending 7/5: 193; Week ending 7/12: 708; 2013 to date: 51777; 2012 to date: 55107; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 6/21: 2994; Week ending 6/28: 2054; Week ending 7/5: 1383; Week ending 7/12: 2079; 2013 to date: 220196; 2012 to date: 196794; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 6/21: 4063; Week ending 6/28: 2549; Week ending 7/5: 1576; Week ending 7/12: 2787; 2013 to date: 271973; 2012 to date: 251901; Final 2012: 263978.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): A cool front moved through the District Tuesday night relieving the area of daytime highs in the nineties. Current week will see daytime highs in the lower eighties and nighttime temperatures in the fifties and sixties. There will be a continued chance of thunderstorms each day and with the, the chance for hail. Growers report the apple crop is progressing nicely.

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE IMPORTS - PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period July 10 - 16, 2014. Acidity 1.0-2.2 percent weight/weight as malic acid, color 40-70 percent, brix minimum of 70.0, various containers (drums, bins, or bulk liquid packaging). Sales Ex Doc, excludes freight charges, all duties paid, containers included unless otherwise stated. Prices offered to importers per gallon basis in U.S. Dollars China $7.75-7.85, mostly $7.75-7.80.

Shipping Point Trends

CHILE: Imports 206-217-213 Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn and Pink Lady/Cripps Pink 100s lower, others unchanged. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Fuji 24.00-26.00; Granny Smith 18.00-20.00; Royal Gala 22.00-24.00. 18 kilogram cartons tray pack Fuji 70-90s 36.00-38.00, 100s 28.00-30.00; Granny Smith 70-90s 28.00-30.00, 100s 24.00-26.00; Royal Gala 70-80s 34.00-36.00, 90s 32.00-34.00, 100s 30.00-32.00, 110s 28.00-30.00; Braeburn 70-90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 26.00-28.00; Pink Lady/Cripps Pink 70-80s 34.00-36.00, 90s 32.00-34.00, 100s 28.00-30.00. Quality good.

MICHIGAN: Shipments 29-22-20 Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-lb film bags 2-1/2 inch minimum Red and Golden Delicious mostly 18.00, tray pack 88s Red Delicious mostly 20.00. Supplies light and expected to continue an additional 2-3 weeks.

NEW YORK: Shipments 36-23-16 Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. Extra Fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2 1/2 inch minimum Empire mostly 16.00-18.00, Red Delicious mostly 18.00-20.00. Prices represent few open sales. Remaining supplies in few hands. Expect light shipments to continue for the next few weeks.

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


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