Market Reports for July 6, 2013

7/6/2013 1:00 AM

NOTE: Due to the July 4 holiday, some market reports were not available by printing time.

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
July 5, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

NOTE: Because of the July 4 holiday, these average only include sales on Monday and Tuesday.

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 122.25; Last week 121.55; Last year 116.25.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 108.25; Last week 108.25; Last year 101.00.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 121.75; Last week 117.40; Last year 111.75.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 80.10; Last week 80.10; Last year 81.00.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 77.10; Last week 77.25; Last year 79.25.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 94.90; Last week 94.15; Last year 102.00.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 75.25; Last week 69.50; Last year 75.75.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 169.00; Last week 127.00; Last year 138.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 126.85; Last week 129.00.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 160.50; Last week 183.25.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
June 28, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3168; Last week 4107; Last year 3857. CALVES: This week 2843; Last week 2802; Last year 3415. HOGS: This week 1454; Last week 1215; Last year 1601. FEEDER PIGS: This week 373; Last week 373; Last year n/a. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2872; Last week 2907; Last year 3278. GOATS: This week 2673; Last week 1922; Last year 2989.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s market, slaughter steers sold mostly firm. Slaughter holsteins sold mostly steady to firm and slaughter heifers sold mostly firm. Slaughter cows sold mostly 2.00 to 5.00 lower and slaughter bulls sold mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 5.00 to 15.00 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold mostly 10.00 to 15.00 lower.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly steady and holstein heifers sold mostly 3.00 to 6.00 higher. HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady on lighter pigs and 4.00 to 5.00 higher on 300-400 lb pigs. Sows sold mostly 2.oo to 3.00 lower.

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

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kids sold mostly 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly steady. Slaughter billies sold steady.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 834, Last week 691, Last year 633. CALVES: 444, Last week 421, Last year 383.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher with very good demand. Bulls traded steady. Slaughter supply included 152 slaughter steers, 123 heifers, 302 cows, 179 bulls, and 78 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 85.00-88.00, High dress 95.00-96.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 79.00-84.00, High dress 85.00-90.00, Low dress 74.00-78.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.50, Low dress 71.00-75.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, Low dress 68.00-72.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 900-2290 lbs 95.00-100.00, high dress 106.00-115.00, low dress 89.00-94.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last Monday’s sale, bull calves sold steady with moderate demand. Heifers traded weak with very light demand. All prices per cwt, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 85-130 lbs 130.00-145.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 110.00-130.00; #3: 75-125 lbs 40.00-70.00; UTILITY: 65-100 lbs 15.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 80-100 lbs 80.00-100.00; #2: 70-100 lbs 40.00-60.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 60-80 lbs 12.00-20.00.

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.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 277, Last week 202. CALVES: 124, Last week 99.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00 higher with moderate demand. The steer supply was more attractive this week, offering several quality lots. Cows traded 1.00-2.00 higher with good demand. Cattle supply consisted of 166 steers, 20 heifers, 69 cows, 8 bulls, and 14 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1190-1625 lbs 123.50-125.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1245-1605 lbs 121.00-123.50; SELECT 2-3: 990-1470 lbs 118.50- 120.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 13445-1630 105.50-108.50; SELECT 2-3: 1405-1595 lbs 99.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: few 1165-1195 lbs 120.75-122.75.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 79.00-81.00, High dress 83.00-85.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.50-80.50, High dress 81.50-83.50, Low dress 72.00-74.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, Low dress 70.50-73.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 72.00-76.00, Low dress 61.00-70.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1075-1870 lbs 97.50-100.00, low dress 715-875 lbs 91.00-93.00.

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

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-110 lbs 130.00-140.00, 85-90 lbs 105.00-115.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 110.00-125.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-110.00; #3: 80-115 lbs 80.00- 100.00; UTILITY: 75-100 lbs 30.00-45.00, 55-70 lbs 12.00-25.00.

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

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale July 12.

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
July 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 435, Last week 390, Last year 270. CALVES: 671, Last week 591, Last year 678.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein Steers 1.00-2.00 higher. Demand moderate. Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 lower on moderate demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 56 steers and heifers, 358 cows, 9 bulls, and 12 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1600 lbs 108.50-114.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 105.00-107.50; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 101.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 77.00-77.50, Low dress 74.00-76.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.00-82.50, High dress 84.50-86.50, Low dress 72.50-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, High dress 80.00-82.50, Low dress 69.00-73.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.00, High dress 76.00-76.50, Low dress 65.00-69.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 975-2070 lbs avg dress 87.00-90.00, high dress 93.50-94.50, low dress 75.00-84.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday's sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 higher on good demand. Heifer calves sold 10.00-20.00 lower on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 525 head for Tuesday's sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 111-122 lbs 118.00-130.00, 95-103 lbs 145.00-154.00, 83-90 lbs 87.00-115.00; #2: 113-114 lbs 134.00-137.00, 95-103 lbs 142.00-155.00, 90 lbs 115.00-117.00, 72-84 lbs 40.00-85.00; #3: 90-108 lbs 70.00-82.00, 75-83 lbs 40.00-58.00; UTILITY: 73-104 lbs 15.00-36.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-113 lbs 110.00-112.00, 85 lbs 95.00; #2: 83-90 lbs 82.00-100.00, 75 lbs 50.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 84-90 lbs 30.00-40.00, 65-72 lbs 12.00-20.00.

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

NOTE: Next Feeder Sale July 12.

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
June 27, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary Sales at Blackstone, Lynchburg, Radiant and Springlake. State Graded Weighted Average for Jun 20-26, 2013.

Feeder Cattle: 1748 (Steers 698; Heifers 751; Bulls 299).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 26 head, 400-500 lbs 140.00-148.00; 134 head, 500-600 lbs 130.00-145.00; 93 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-141.00; 66 head, 700-800 lbs 117.00-133.00; 6 head, 800-900 lbs 126.75. MED/LGE 1-2: 6 head, 400-500 lbs 152.00. MED/LGE 2: 11 head, 300-400 lbs 156.00-160.00; 67 head, 400-500 lbs 135.00-149.00; 75 head, 500-600 lbs 128.00-142.50; 37 head, 600-700 lbs 104.00-136.75; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 115.00-125.50; 49 head, 800-900 lbs 117.00-127.25. MED/LGE 2-3: 21 head, 700-800 lbs 130.00. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 148.00; 10 head, 400-500 lbs 110.00-136.50; 22 head, 500-600 lbs 93.00-135.25; 10 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-129.75.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 48 head, 400-500 lbs 121.00-148.00; 31 head, 500-600 lbs 107.00-131.00; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 105.00-122.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 500-600 lbs 136.50. MED/LGE 2: 14 head, 300-400 lbs 138.00-145.00; 87 head, 400-500 lbs 110.00-148.25; 33 head, 500-600 lbs 116.50-131.50; 11 head, 600-700 lbs 100.00-123.50. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-123.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 30 head, 400-500 lbs 118.00-133.25; 123 head, 500-600 lbs 117.00-132.50; 69 head, 600-700 lbs 100.00-126.50; 9 head, 700-800 lbs 107.00-117.75; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 103.00-112.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 8 head, 400-500 lbs 131.00. MED/LGE 2: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 120.00-148.50; 108 head, 400-500 lbs 105.00-131.50; 101 head, 500-600 lbs 100.00-130.50; 43 head, 600-700 lbs 112.00-121.75; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 99.00-117.50; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 97.50. MED/LGE 3: 33 head, 300-400 lbs 118.00-144.50; 57 head, 400-500 lbs 99.00-128.50; 60 head, 500-600 lbs 105.00-125.50; 16 head, 600-700 lbs 109.00-116.00.

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 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1372; Last Week: 1368; Year Ago: 1160.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly steady on the lighter pigs and 4.00-5.00 higher on the 300-400 lbs pigs. Demand was good. Sows traded 2.00-3.00 lower with good demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 71.00-73.00, 300-400 lbs 71.00-73.50; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 68.00-70.00, 300-400 lbs 68.00-69.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 65.00-66.00, 500-700 lbs 68.00-70.00.

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.

PA Hog & Pig Inventory
Harrisburg, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

There were 1,150,000 hogs and pigs on Pennsylvania farms on June 1, 2013, according to the Northeastern Regional Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). This estimated inventory was down 10,000 head from the March 2013 inventory, but 40,000 head above the June 2012 inventory.

Market hog inventory, at 1,050,000 head, was also down 10,000 head from March, but 40,000 head above a year ago. Breeding herd inventory, at 100,000 head, was unchanged from both March and from a year ago. The March -May 2013 pig crop totaled 469,000 head, down 26,000 head from a year earlier, and down 5,000 head from the December 2012 February 2013 pig crop. There were 46,000 sows farrowed during the quarter, the same as last quarter and 4,000 fewer sows farrowed than the same quarter of the previous year. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 46 percent of the breeding herd. The average litter rate was 10.2 pigs saved per litter, down 0.1 pig per litter from March, but up 0.3 pig from the 9.9 pigs per litter in June of last year.

Pennsylvania hog farmers intend to have 46,000 sows farrow during the June-August 2013 quarter, 3,000 less than actually farrowed during the same time period a year ago; and 47,000 sows farrow during the September-November 2013 quarter, 3,000 less than actually farrowed in the September-November period one year ago.

Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Update
Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

U.S. Hog Inventory Down Slightly

United States inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2013 was 66.6 million head. This was down slightly from June 1, 2012, but up 2 percent from March 1, 2013.

Breeding inventory, at 5.88 million head, was up slightly from last year, and up 1 percent from the previous quarter.

Market hog inventory, at 60.8 million head, was down slightly from last year, but up 2 percent from last quarter.

The March-May 2013 pig crop, at 30.1 million head, was up slightly from 2012. Sows farrowed during this period totaled 2.92 million head, down 2 percent from 2012. The sows farrowed during this quarter represented 50 percent of the breeding herd. The average pigs saved per litter was a record high 10.31 for the March-May period, compared to 10.09 last year. Pigs saved per litter by size of operation ranged from 7.70 for operations with 1-99 hogs and pigs to 10.40 for operations with more than 5,000 hogs and pigs.

Released June 28, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 300.00-1350.00.

Driving: 400.00-675.00.

Riding: 150.00-425.00.

Better Riding: 700.00-1600.00.

Registered Riding: 1100.00-1400.00.

Ponies: 100.00-275.00.

Large Ponies: 400.00-950.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1636; Last Monday: 2450; Year Ago: 1651.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1374; Last Monday: 2259; Year Ago: 1317.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher. Slaughter ewes traded steady to 10.00 higher. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 73 percent lambs, 20 percent slaughter ewes, and 7 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights. Non-Traditional Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 40-60 lbs 200.00-202.00, 60-80 lbs 200.00- 206.00; CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 162.00-180.00, 60-80 lbs 156.00-184.00, 80-110 lbs 154.00-184.00, hair sheep 150.00-177.00, 110-140 lbs 162.00- 184.00, 150-160 lbs 158.00-164.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs hair sheep 144.00-152.00, 50-60 lbs 140.00-150.00, 70-90 lbs 130.00-155.00, 90-110 lbs 120.00- 138.00, hair sheep 128.00-132.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 90-140 lbs hair sheep 60.00-80.00, 120-160 lbs 54.00-78.00, 160-165 lbs 78.00-96.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 120-160 lbs 40.00-52.00, 160-200 lbs 40.00-55.00, 210-230 lbs 38.00-44.00; CULL 1-2: 120-150 lbs 34.00-35.00, 160-180 lbs 32.00-34.00, 200-250 lbs 30.00-32.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 110-150 lbs hair sheep 68.00-84.00, 150-190 lbs 54.00-76.00, 170-180 lbs hair sheep 50.00-88.00, 200-250 lbs 40.00-56.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold 10.00-20.00 higher. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 46 percent Slaughter Kids, 42 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 12 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 124.00-166.00, 60-80 lbs 160.00-178.00, 90-100 lbs 170.00-197.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 85.00-100.00, 60-80 lbs 130.00-152.00, 80-100 lbs 132.00- 160.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 57.00-85.00, 60-80 lbs 56.00-76.00, 80-90 lbs 66.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 100-125 lbs 140.00-164.00, 130-150 lbs 120.00-164.00; SEL 2: 100-125 lbs 122.00-142.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 58.00-65.00, 80-125 lbs 64.00-117.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 145 lbs 247.00, 150-180 lbs 235.00-327.00; SEL 2: 120-150 lbs 152.00-175.00, 160 lbs 180.00; SEL 3: 100 lbs 92.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 70-130 lbs 240.00-300.00; SEL 2: 60-100 lbs 205.00-235.00, 100-120 lbs 170.00-205.00; SEL 3: 60-90 lbs 145.00-158.00.

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

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Fluid cream and condensed skim prices in tanklot quantities: spot prices of class II cream, dollars per lb. Butterfat: F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast 1.8785-1.9941.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.55-1.68. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.40-1.55.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 88; LAST WK: In 0, Out 68; LAST YR: In 0, Out 120. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Manufacturing milk supplies have increased in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, due to declines in Class I demand and various holiday related plant closures. Balancing plants are operating at near capacity levels in order to handle the increased volumes.

Frequent rains over much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region limited hay and hay silage harvest activities this past week. A majority of crops, in the two regions, are in good to excellent condition going into July.

Hot humid weather in Florida continues to lower cow comfort levels and milk production. Class I demand remains about steady with last week. Spot load exports increased this week, ahead of the holiday, to 88 loads. Declining Class I demand and some unplanned maintenance at a manufacturing facility have prompted the region to export loads to the Midwest.

Additional auxiliary manufacturing plants were also called into production this week to handle the increase in supplies. Transportation logistics have also been complicated by numerous load rejections, due to temperature issues. Continued heat and humidity in the region are accelerating milk production declines.

Demand for cream declined this week as a number of cream-based manufacturers shut down for all/or part of the holiday week. Cream supplies quickly exceeded demand and forced increased volumes to Class IV production. Some cream buyers were holding off purchases for later in the week when cream multiples are expected to decline. Cream multiples for all Classes moved lower this week and range 1.28-1.38.

Supplies of condensed skim significantly increased this week, causing loads to be discounted under class pricing with a number of loads exported out of region. Demand and spot load sales, within region, have declined due to various plant closures for the holiday. A majority of the supplies continue to be channeled to Class IV production.

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U.S. Dairy Products Update
Washington, D.C.
July 3, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Total CHEESE output (excluding cottage cheese) was 954 million pounds, 3.9 percent above May 2012 and 2.6 percent above April 2013.

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 402 million pounds, 2.7 percent above May 2012 and 1.1 percent above April 2013.

AMERICAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 389 million pounds, 5.9 percent above May 2012 and 3.3 percent above April 2013.

BUTTER production was 167 million pounds, 1.5 percent above May 2012 but 0.2 percent below April 2013.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with May 2012) Nonfat dry milk, human - 167 million pounds, down 13.4 percent. Skim milk powders - 54.6 million pounds, up 272.3 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with May 2012) Dry whey, total - 78.0 million pounds, down 10.0 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 91.8 million pounds, up 4.8 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 42.8 million pounds, up 16.9 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with May 2012) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 77.8 million gallons, up 0.1 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 42.2 million gallons, down 11.1 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 4.56 million gallons, up 18.0 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 7.55 million gallons, up 5.7 percent.

Released July 3, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
July 1, 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: 7.04 bu, 12.61 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.54 bu, 10.92 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 3.94 bu, 8.43 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.04 bu, 12.60 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 14.87 bu, 24.83 cwt.

EAR CORN: 206.00 to 10.30 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 170.00 ton, 8.50 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 194.38 ton, 9.72 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 171.25 ton, 8.56 cwt.

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
July 1, 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 20.00-30.00 lower and straw 15.00-30.00 lower. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 130.00-215.00. MIXED: 70.00-215.00. TIMOTHY: 70.00-165.00. STRAW: 60.00-125.00. MULCH: 50.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 97 loads. Straw: 26 loads. ALFALFA: 90.00-300.00. MIXED: 50.00-472.50. TIMOTHY: 135.00-310.00. GRASS: 50.00-340.00. STRAW: 80.00-250.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 41 loads; Straw: 8 loads. ALFALFA: 75.00-150.00. MIXED: 35.00-220.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-170.00. GRASS: 80.00-135.00. STRAW: 85.00-165.00.

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

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week cash bids; corn bids were up 5-15 cents per bushel. Corn and wheat basis transitioned to reflect the September CME futures price, causing a sharp rise in the cash over the futures. Limited old crop supplies will have to be rationed until harvest begins and until then we are likely to sustain a very firm basis. Futures contracts reflecting New Crop availability took a sharp decline Friday into Monday after the release of USDA’s Acreage report that estimated farmers planting 97.5 Million acres of corn this year, the highest since 1936. The trade was expecting more conservative figures of around 95 million acres due to a wet planting season. Following the Acreage Report, USDA released their Grain Stocks Report, confirming very tight old crop corn and soybean stocks, which has kept grain basis firm across the nation. Corn stock were reported 12% lower than 2012 and Soybean stock 35% lower. Weather will continue to control the market moving forward, but thus far the stage is set for a record crop at harvest. Soil moisture is more than adequate across the major growing regions and temperatures have been moderate. 67% of the corn crop is in Good to Excellent condition with 27% in fair condition and only 8% in poor or very poor condition. Crops are well into the silking phase in Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Soybean planting is close to completion across the nation with 96% of an estimated 77.7 million acres planted. Crop condition is in 67% good to excellent, 26% fair and 7% poor to very poor. All grain and soybean prices are quoted per bushel delivered to the mill or elevator. Bases reflect last Friday’s CME close against Monday morning’s cash bids.

Us No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 7.1000-7.5000, up 5-up 12, 163u to 203u, up 120-up 127. CENTRAL: 6.9000-7.6000, up 15-up 34, 143u to 213u, up 130-up 149. WESTERN: 6.4500-6.7200, up 15-up 18, 98u to 125u, up 130-up 133.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.1900-6.8300, dn 29-up 15, -39u to 25u, up 11-up 55. CENTRAL: 6.9000-7.1000, up 90-up 35, 32u to 52u, up 130-up 75. WESTERN: 5.9200-6.0800, dn 43-dn 39, -66u to -50u, dn 3-up 1.

Us No 3 Feed Barley: EASTERN: 3.7500-4.0000, dn 25-dn 24. CENTRAL: 4.0000, up 15-unch.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: 4.3000-4.4000, up 30-dn 30, 64u to 74u, up 60-unch. CENTRAL: 3.6500-3.8000, unch-dn 20, -1u to 14u, up 30-up 10.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 14.7100-15.3600, up 21-up 48, 40q to 105q, up 83-up 110. CENTRAL: 14.3000-14.8000, up 10-dn 14, optq to 50q, up 72-up 48. WESTERN: 15.1300, up 54-up 34, 82q, up 116-up 96.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 7.32; Wheat 6.60; Barley 3.88; Oats 4.35; Soybeans 14.97. CENTRAL: Corn 7.25; Wheat 7.00; Barley 4.00; Oats 3.73; Soybeans 14.50. WESTERN: Corn 6.56; Wheat 6.02; Soybeans 15.13.

Eastern Contracts: CORN: 5.1000-5.3100, dn 41-dn 39, optz to 20z, up 4-up 6. SOYBEANS: 12.1200, dn 23, -40x, unch.

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

PA Acreage
Harrisburg, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

The estimates of planted and harvested acreages in this report are based primarily on surveys conducted the first 2 weeks of June.

Based on acreage planted by June 1, 2013 and intended acres that remained to be planted, the Keystone state’s farmers expect to harvest more acres of corn for grain, soybeans, oats, and winter wheat than in 2012. Fewer acres of tobacco, alfalfa and all other dry hay are expected to be harvested in 2013, according to the Northeastern Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in Harrisburg, PA.

CORN acreage planted for all purposes is estimated at a record 1,500,000 acres, up 3 percent from last year. Growers expect to harvest 1,100,000 acres of corn for grain, up 100,000 acres from a year ago. Soybean acreage planted is estimated at a record high 560,000 acres, up 30,000 acres from last year. Twelve percent of this year’s soybean acres are expected to be planted following another harvested crop, down 12 percentage points from last year. Soybean acreage for harvest is estimated at 550,000 acres for 2013, up 6 percent from the 520,000 acres harvested last year.

Growers expect to harvest 70,000 acres of OATS for grain, which is 5,000 acres more than last year. Winter wheat acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 170,000 acres, up 25,000 acres or 17 percent from last year. Barley acreage for harvest, at 65,000 is up 12,000 acres or 23 percent from 2012.

All acres for harvest of DRY HAY in 2013 are estimated at 1,380,000, down 3 percent or 40,000 acres from last year. Alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures for dry hay, at 380,000 acres, are down 20,000 acres or 5 percent from last year. All other dry hay, at 1,000,000 acres, is down 20,000 acres or 2 percent from last year.

TOBACCO acres for harvest decreased from a year ago with growers expecting to harvest 8,900 acres, compared to 9,600 acres last year. Of these acres, 2,000 acres are expected to be Southern Maryland type tobacco, 1,800 acres of Pennsylvania seedleaf type tobacco, and the remaining 5,100 acres expected to be light air-cured Burley tobacco.

U.S. Acreage
Washington, D.C.
June 28, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS

Corn Planted Acreage Up Slightly from 2012: Corn planted area for all purposes in 2013 is estimated at 97.4 million acres, up slightly from last year. This represents the highest planted acreage in the United States since 1936 when an estimated 102 million acres were planted. Growers expect to harvest 89.1 million acres for grain, up 2 percent from last year.

Soybean Acreage Up 1%: Soybean planted area for 2013 is estimated at a record high 77.7 million acres, up 1 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 76.9 million acres, is up 1 percent from 2012 and will be a record high, if realized. Record high planted acreage is estimated in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota.

All Wheat Acreage Up 1%: All wheat planted area for 2013 is estimated at 56.5 million acres, up 1 percent from 2012. The 2013 winter wheat planted area, at 42.7 million acres, is 3 percent above last year and up 2 percent from the previous estimate. Of this total, about 29.4 million acres are Hard Red Winter, 9.96 million acres are Soft Red Winter, and 3.38 million acres are White Winter. Area planted to other spring wheat for 2013 is estimated at 12.3 million acres, up slightly from 2012. Of this total, about 11.7 million acres are Hard Red Spring wheat. The estimated Durum wheat planted area for 2013 is estimated at 1.54 million acres, down 28 percent from the previous year.

All Cotton Acreage Down 17%: All cotton planted area for 2013 is estimated at 10.3 million acres, 17 percent below last year. Upland area is estimated at 10.0 million acres, down 17 percent from 2012. American Pima area is estimated at 226,000 acres, down 5 percent from 2012.

Released June 28, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

PA Grain Stocks
Harrisburg, Pa.
July 2, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

Pennsylvania’s CORN stored in all positions on June 1, 2013 was 42.3 million bushels, up 58 percent from last year’s level of 26.9 million bushels, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. On-farm corn stocks amounted to 36.0 million bushels compared to the 20.5 million bushels in June 2012. Off-farm stocks were 6.3 million bushels.

WHEAT stored off farms totaled 3.7 million bushels, down from last year’s total of 5.7 million bushels.

SOYBEANS stored off farms totaled 2.3 million bushels down 27 percent.

BARLEY stored off farms was 198 thousand bushels, down 20 percent.

OATS stored in all positions were 1.09 million bushels, 850 thousand on farm and 242 thousand off farm.

Pennsylvania’s on-farm stocks of corn and oats are the only two commodities published; all other commodities are not published separately but instead are included with an unallocated National total.

U.S. Grain Stocks
Washington D.C.
June 28, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS

Corn Stocks Down 12%: CORN stocks in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 2.76 billion bushels, down 12 percent from June 1, 2012. Of the total stocks, 1.26 billion bushels are stored on farms, down 15 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 1.50 billion bushels, are down 10 percent from a year ago. The March - May 2013 indicated disappearance is 2.64 billion bushels, compared with 2.88 billion bushels during the same period last year.

Soybean Stocks Down 35%: SOYBEANS stored in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 435 million bushels, down 35 percent from June 1, 2012. On-farm stocks totaled 171 million bushels, down 4 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 263 million bushels, are down 46 percent from a year ago. Indicated disappearance for the March - May 2013 quarter totaled 564 million bushels, down 20 percent from the same period a year earlier.

All Wheat Stocks Down 3%: Old crop ALL WHEAT stored in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 718 million bushels, down 3 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 120 million bushels, up 7 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 598 million bushels, are down 5 percent from a year ago. The March - May 2013 indicated disappearance is 516 million bushels, up 13 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Old crop DURUM WHEAT stocks in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 23.5 million bushels, down 8 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 13.6 million bushels, are down 11 percent from June 1, 2012. Off-farm stocks totaled 9.86 million bushels, down 4 percent from a year ago. The March - May 2013 indicated disappearance of 19.0 million bushels is up 84 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Old crop BARLEY stocks in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 80.3 million bushels, up 34 percent from June 1, 2012. On-farm stocks are estimated at 15.8 million bushels, 64 percent above a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 64.5 million bushels, are 28 percent above June 1, 2012. The March - May 2013 indicated disappearance is 36.8 million bushels, 9 percent above the same period a year earlier.

Old crop OATS stored in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 36.3 million bushels, 34 percent below the stocks on June 1, 2012. Of the total stocks on hand, 11.4 million bushels are stored on farms, 2 percent higher than a year ago. Off-farm stocks totaled 25.0 million bushels, 43 percent below the previous year. Indicated disappearance during March - May 2013 totaled 16.3 million bushels, compared with 19.8 million bushels during the same period a year ago.

Grain SORGHUM stored in all positions on June 1, 2013 totaled 39.1 million bushels, down 33 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks, at 2.71 million bushels, are down 34 percent from last year. Off-farm stocks, at 36.4 million bushels, are down 33 percent from June 1, 2012. The March - May 2013 indicated disappearance from all positions is 52.4 million bushels, up 6 percent from the same period last year.

Released June 28, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

SPECIAL NOTE: USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is suspending a number of statistical surveys and reports for the remainder of the fiscal year resulting from reduced funding. Suspended commodity programs impacting the Grain Stocks report are chickpeas, lentils, dry edible peas, and Austrian Winter peas. Check the NASS website at www.nass.usda.gov for any future updates to these programs.

PA Tillage Practices
Harrisburg, Pa.
July 1, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Northeastern Regional Field Office, located in Harrisburg, PA, has completed its 2013 survey of tillage practices for major field crops in the Commonwealth. The survey is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and conducted in conjunction with NASS’s annual June Agricultural Survey.

In 2013, conventional tillage was used on 16.1% of the major crop acreage in Pennsylvania, down from the 17.7% recorded in 2012. No-till was practiced on 62.3% of the major crop acreage, and other conservation tillage practices were used on the remaining 21.6%. Corn and soybeans are the two crops with the highest acreages. Conventional till was used on 18.3% of the corn acreage, no-till was practiced on 60.0% of the acreage, and the remaining 21.7% of the corn acreage used other conservation tillage practices. For soybeans, conventional till was used on 7.1% of the acreage, no-till was practiced on 73.2% of the acreage, and the remaining 19.6% of the acreage was cultivated using other conservation tillage practices.

PA Tillage Practices by Crop, 2013

CORN: Total acres 1500000; Acres no-till 900000, 60%; Acres other conservation tillage 325000, 21.7%; Acres conventional till 275000, 18.3%.

SOYBEANS: Total aces 560000; Acres no-till 410000, 73.2%; Acres other conservation tillage 110000, 19.6%; Acres conventional till 40000, 7.1%.

BARLEY: Total acres 75000; Acres no-till 50000, 66.7%; Acres other conservation tillage 17000, 22.7%; Acres conventional till 8000, 10.7%.

WINTER WHEAT: Total acres 190000; Acres no-till 125000, 65.8%; Acres other conservation tillage 40000, 21.1%; Acres conventional till 25000, 13.2%.

OATS: Total acres 105000; Acres no-till 30000, 28.6%; Acres other conservation tillage 32000, 30.5%; Acres conventional till 43000, 41.0%.

TOTAL ALL CROPS: Total acres 2430000; Acres no-till 1515000, 62.3%; Acres other conservation tillage 524000, 21.6%; Acres conventional till 391000, 16.1%.

ALFALFA SEEDINGS: Acres no-till 45%; Acres other conservation tillage 23%; Acres conventional till 32%.

PA Tillage Practices by Crop, 2012

CORN: Total acres 1460000; Acres no-till 820000, 56.2%; Acres other conservation tillage 349000, 23.9%; Acres conventional till 291000, 19.9%.

SOYBEANS: Total aces 530000; Acres no-till 390000, 73.6%; Acres other conservation tillage 95000, 17.9%; Acres conventional till 45000, 8.5%.

BARLEY: Total acres 65000; Acres no-till 44000, 68%; Acres other conservation tillage 12000, 18.7%; Acres conventional till 9000, 13.3%.

WINTER WHEAT: Total acres 165000; Acres no-till 111000, 67.3%; Acres other conservation tillage 32000, 19.4%; Acres conventional till 22000, 13.3%.

OATS: Total acres 100000; Acres no-till 23000, 23%; Acres other conservation tillage 34000, 34%; Acres conventional till 43000, 43.0%.

TOTAL ALL CROPS: Total acres 2320000; Acres no-till 1388000, 59.8%; Acres other conservation tillage 522000, 22.5%; Acres conventional till 410000, 17.7%.

ALFALFA SEEDINGS: Total acres 90000; Acres no-till 29000, 32.2%; Acres other conservation tillage 14000, 15.6%; Acres conventional till 47000, 52.2%.

U.S. Egg Products
Washington, D. C.
June 28, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

Shell Eggs Broken Down 4%

Shell eggs broken totaled 175 million dozen during May 2013, down 4 percent from May a year ago, and 2 percent below the 178 million broken last month.

During calendar year 2013 through May, shell eggs broken totaled 862 million dozen, up 1 percent from the comparable period in 2012. To date, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2013 was 1,116 million pounds, up slightly from 2012.

Data presented in this report were compiled from Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspection reports. The best available data at the time of publication were used.

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

Released June 28, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

US Peanut Stocks & Processing
Washington, D.C.
June 27, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Shelled Edible Grade Utilization Down 1%

PEANUT STOCKS reported in commercial storage on May 31, 2013 totaled 3.55 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.55 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 2.63 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

SHELLED PEANUTS on hand totaled 862 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 61.8 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 648 million pounds of which 620 million pounds were edible grades and 28.6 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 124 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 480 million pounds of Runners, and 16.1 million pounds of Spanish.

Peanut Stocks in Commercial Storage Totaled 3.55 Billion Pounds

MILLINGS in May totaled 490 million pounds. Millings by type were 78.9 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 400 million pounds of Runners, and 11.9 million pounds of Spanish.

Commercial processors utilized 180 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during May. Utilization by type was 106 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 36.1 million pounds for peanut candy, and 35.3 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 41.4 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 1.48 million pounds of peanut butter during May.

STOCKS of treated seed on hand May 31, 2013 totaled 21.0 million pounds, compared with 39.4 million pounds on April 30, 2013. Of the May total, 14.4 million pounds were Runners. April stocks of treated seed included 11.1 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 26.9 million pounds of Runners, and 1.46 million pounds of Spanish.

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

Released June 27, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
June 27, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 6/1: 366; Week ending 6/8: 294; Week ending 6/15: 343; Week ending 6/22: 401; 2012 to date: 54665; 2011 to date: 61433; Final 2011: 62576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 6/1: 2990; Week ending 6/8: 2488; Week ending 6/15: 2802; Week ending 6/22: 1990; 2012 to date: 192507; 2011 to date: 201903; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 6/1: 3356; Week ending 6/8: 2782; Week ending 6/15: 3145; Week ending 6/22: 2391; 2012 to date: 247172; 2011 to date: 263336; Final 2011: 272429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Seasonable weather continued this week with occasional passing thunderstorms in the afternoons.

Imports

PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period June 20 - 26, 2013. Acidity 1.0-2.2 percent weight/weight as malic acid, color 40-70 percent, brix minimum of 70.0, various containers (drums, bins, or bulk liquid packaging). Sales Ex Doc, excludes freight charges, all duties paid, containers included unless otherwise stated. Prices offered to importers per gallon basis in U.S. Dollars. China $7.90-8.50 mostly $8.00.

Shipping Point Trends

CHILE: Imports 208-210-91 — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as past two weeks. ... PORT OF ENTRY: PHILADELPHIA AREA. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18 kilogram cartons tray pack Fuji 70-80s 32.00-34.00, 90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00, 110s 26.00-28.00, 120s 26.00-28.00, 125s 26.00-28.00; Granny Smith 70-110s 26.00-28.00; Royal Gala 70-90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00; Braeburn 70-90s 32.00-34.00, 100s 30.00-32.00; Pink Lady/Cripps Pink 70-90s 34.00-36.00, 100s 32.00-34.00. Quality good.

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