Market Reports for June 29, 2013

6/29/2013 1:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
June 28, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler


STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 121.55; Last week 121.40; Last year 115.50.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 108.25; Last week 109.00; Last year 103.85.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 117.40; Last week 119.40; Last year 110.40.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 80.10; Last week 79.90; Last year 83.15.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 77.25; Last week 78.25; Last year 82.15.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 94.15; Last week 95.10; Last year 100.75.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 69.50; Last week 65.00; Last year 71.25.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 127.00; Last week 159.00; Last year 135.00.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 129.00; Last week 130.50.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 183.25; Last week 160.00.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
New Holland, Pa.
June 21, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 4107; Last week 3321; Last year 4068. CALVES: This week 2802; Last week 2381; Last year 3249. HOGS: This week 1215; Last week 1063; Last year 1087. FEEDER PIGS: This week 373; Last week n/a; Last year 300. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2907; Last week 1659; Last year 1570. GOATS: This week 1922; Last week 1772; Last year 2201.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s market, slaughter steers sold mostly steady. Slaughter holsteins and slaughter heifers sold mostly steady. Slaughter cows sold mostly 3.00 to 8.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold mostly steady.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s market, slaughter steers sold mostly 3.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter heifers sold mostly 8.00 to 12.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold mostly 8.00 to 15.00 higher.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher and holstein heifers sold mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower.

HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower. Sows sold mostly 2.oo to 3.00 higher.

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

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

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

Lancaster County 
Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa. 
June 28, 2013 
Report Supplied By USDA


CATTLE: 2562; Last week 3545; Last year 2653. CALVES: 1712; Last week 1579; Last year 1814. 

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers sold steady to 1.00 lower with moderate demand. The bulk of the steer offerings were being purchased by conventional packs with little interest from kosher buyers. Supplies were light this week and warranted with the knowledge that packers will have holiday shorten kill next week and do not need as many cattle. 

Quality this week was average but compared to years past there have been less high grading cattle available as a consequence of persistent high feed cost. 

Cattle feeders are seeing little advantage in holding cattle extra days on feed knowing the cost of gain is far higher than the market price or any premium paid for higher grading cattle. 

Realized cost of gain are estimated at or above 130.00/cwt considering the local value of soybeans and corn. 

In the Midwest show-list of market ready cattle are starting to pile up as the large volume of feeder cattle placed back in the late fall and winter hit their finish dates. The heavier supply combined with the fact that packers are processing lighter volumes to maintain margins have cattle feeders on edge. It's imperative that feedlots remain current to prevent a backlog that can prolong a bear market. Most feeders are willing to take anything at or above the board price. 

Friday will be the last day of trading for CME June Live Cattle contracts. The closing price will hold as a base price for cattle feeders who wish to make deliveries to approved CME locations up to seven business days into July. Thursday's close was quoted at 121.15/cwt. Early week bids were at 117.00/cwt from packers, leveraging the fact they don't need as much cattle for next week's holiday shorten kill. 

Slaughter cows across the Lancaster region were quoted steady to 1.00 higher this week. Demand remains very good, particularly for breaking cows with heavier carcass weights. Beef markets have been holding fairly steady with some minor devaluation for Choice carcasses and some advancement in the Selects. 

Choice cutouts are finding support at the 197.00/cwt level and were quoted at 197.38/cwt on Thursday. The Choice/Select spread has narrowed to 9.76/cwt. Cutter cow carcasses are valued at 158.05/cwt with 90% lean boneless at 198.12/cwt. 
All cattle markets are priced per cwt. 

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1215-1625 lbs 123.00-126.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1600 lbs 119.00-124.00; SELECT 2-3: 1250-1465 lbs 116.00- 119.50. 

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1625 lbs 107.50-114.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 104.00-108.50; SELECT 1-3: 1350-1650 lbs 100.50-105.50. 

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1210-1335 lbs 118.00-121.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1295 lbs 115.00-120.00. 

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-84.00, High dress 86.00-93.50, Low dress 74.00-77.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-85.00, High dress 85.00-90.00, Low dress 72.00-76.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-81.50, High dress 81.50-88.50, Low dress 67.00-75.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 71.00-78.50, High dress 78.50-80.50, Low dress 64.00-71.00. 

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-2005 lbs 93.50-101.00, high dress 104.00-111.00, low dress 85.00-93.50. 

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 lower early in the week, but advanced 10.00-20.00 higher late in the week. Supplies have picked up from their seasonal decline in May and early June. Demand has been moderate to good. Heifers sold steady to firm. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 330.00-352.50/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 334.73/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt. 

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 130.00-145.00, 85-90 lbs 115.00-130.00; #2: 95-110 lbs 115.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 90.00-110.00; #3: 95-125 lbs 60.00-80.00, 70-90 lbs 50.00-70.00; UTILITY: 70-110 lbs 35.00-55.00, 60-70 lbs 15.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-105 lbs 95.00-120.00; #2: 80-90 lbs 50.00-75.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 70-120 lbs 70.00-95.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 75-120 lbs 45.00-65.00, 60-70 lbs 15.00-27.00. 

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-121 lbs 135.00-147.00, 90 lbs 115.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 125.00-142.00, 84-90 lbs 92.00-112.00; #3: 83-108 lbs 60.00-77.00, 73 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 93-109 lbs 45.00, 73-83 lbs 20.00-30.00. 

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 113 lbs 127.00, 93-105 lbs 147.00-148.00, 80 lbs 87.00; #2: 100 lbs 152.00, 81-93 lbs 80.00-100.00, 74 lbs 45.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 75-82 lbs 27.00-45.00. 

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 135.00-140.00, 86-92 lbs 110.00-117.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 126.00-140.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-115.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 72.00-92.00, 72-88 lbs 40.00-52.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 20.00-30.00. 

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 75-120 lbs 95.00-110.00; #2: 75-105 lbs 50.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-95 lbs 15.00-30.00. 

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.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 691, Last week 723, Last year 792. CALVES: 421, Last week 338, Last year 460.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows and bulls sold mostly 1.00 lower with moderate demand. Slaughter supply included 122 slaughter steers, 83 heifers, 229 cows, 185 bulls, and 72 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-84.00, High dress 86.00-93.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-80.00, High dress 83.00-87.00, Low dress 72.00-75.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-78.00, High dress 82.00-88.50, Low dress 67.00-73.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 71.50-76.00, High dress 76.50-80.00, Low dress 64.00-70.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-2005 lbs 95.00-101.00, high dress 104.00-111.00, low dress 87.00-94.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last Monday’s sale, bull calves sold mostly 5.00 lower with moderate demand. Heifers traded steady with light demand. All prices per cwt, all calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 130.00-145.00, 85-90 lbs 115.00-130.00; #2: 95-110 lbs 115.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 90.00-110.00; #3: 95-125 lbs 60.00-80.00, 70-90 lbs 50.00-70.00; UTILITY: 70-110 lbs 35.00-55.00, 60-70 lbs 15.00-25.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 95-105 lbs 95.00-120.00; #2: 80-90 lbs 50.00-75.00; JERSEY/CROSSBREDS: 70-120 lbs 70.00-95.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 75-120 lbs 45.00-65.00, 60-70 lbs 15.00-27.00.

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.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 202, Last week 135. CALVES: 99, Last week 107.

When compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00 lower with the majority of the weakness noted for high-end Choice to Prime cattle. Demand was light overall. Cows sold steady with moderate demand. Cattle supply consisted of 93 steers, 17 heifers, 87 cows, 3 bulls, and 2 feeder. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1215-1545 lbs 123.00-124.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1290-1520 lbs 119.00-124.00; SELECT 2-3: 1275-1465 lbs 116.50- 119.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1210-1335 lbs 118.00-121.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1150-1295 lbs 117.50-120.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 78.50-83.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, Low dress 70.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.50-77.50, Low dress 68.50-73.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 69.50-74.00, Low dress 61.00-67.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1590-2120 lbs 92.00-93.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 125.00-135.00; #2: 90-115 lbs 100.00-120.00, 80-90 lbs 90.00-105.00; #3: 75-110 lbs 60.00-85.00; UTILITY: 65-105 lbs 35.00- 14.00.

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.
June 25, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 390, Last week 221, Last year 439. CALVES: 591, Last week 576, Last year 649.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein Steers 1.00-2.00 lowercompared to last week. Demand moderate. Slaughter cows 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 44 steers and heifers, 326 cows, 6 bulls, and 14 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400-1600 lbs 107.50-109.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1650 lbs 104.00-106.50; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 101.00-103.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-81.50, Low dress 74.00-77.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 80.00-84.50, High dress 85.00-89.00, Low dress 75.00-79.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 77.00-81.50, High dress 82.00-85.00, Low dress 72.50-76.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 71.00-75.50, High dress 76.00-79.00, Low dress 64.50-70.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 975-2230 lbs avg dress 89.50-91.00, high dress 95.00-100.50, low dress 81.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold steady to 10.00 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 457 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-121 lbs 135.00-147.00, 90 lbs 115.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 125.00-142.00, 84-90 lbs 92.00-112.00; #3: 83-108 lbs 60.00-77.00, 73 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 93-109 lbs 45.00, 73-83 lbs 20.00-30.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 113 lbs 127.00, 93-105 lbs 147.00-148.00, 80 lbs 87.00; #2: 100 lbs 152.00, 81-93 lbs 80.00-100.00, 74 lbs 45.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 75-82 lbs 27.00-45.00.

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

NOTE: Next Feeder Sale July 12.

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa . 
June 27, 2013 
Report Supplied by USDA


CATTLE: 970, Last week 1209, Last year 864. CALVES: 601, Last week 558, Last year 613. 

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold mostly steady on good demand. Slaughter Holsteins 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter heifers too few for a good market test. Slaughter cows sold mostly steady to 2.00 higher on good demand. Cattle supplies included 351 slaughter steers; 95 heifers; 446 cows; 62 bulls; and 16 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt. 

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1625 lbs 123.50-126.00, few to 127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1600 lbs 120.00-123.25; SELECT 1-3: 1250-1650 lbs 116.00-119.50. 

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1450-1625 lbs 109.00-114.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1550-1650 lbs 106.00-108.75; SELECT 1-3: 1400-1650 lbs 100.50-105.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1100-1300 lbs few 113.00-117.50. 

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 78.00-81.50, Low dress 75.00-77.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 81.00-85.00, High dress 85.50-90.00, Low dress 75.00-80.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.50, High dress 80.00-83.50, Low dress 72.00-74.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.50, High dress 79.50-80.50, Low dress 65.00-73.50. 

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1300-2000 lbs avg dress 93.50-98.00, 1200-2275 lbs high dress 100.00-108.00, very high dress 114.00, 1070-1800 lbs low dress 85.00-93.00. 

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 10.00-20.00 higher on good demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower on moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 402 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt. 

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 135.00-140.00, 86-92 lbs 110.00-117.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 126.00-140.00, 80-92 lbs 100.00-115.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 72.00-92.00, 72-88 lbs 40.00-52.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 20.00-30.00. 

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: 75-120 lbs 95.00-110.00; #2: 75-105 lbs 50.00-80.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-95 lbs 15.00-30.00. 

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.
June 20, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary Sales at Blackstone, Lynchburg, Radiant, Rockingham and Springlake. State Graded Weighted Average for Jun 13-19, 2013.

Feeder Cattle: 2886 (Steers 1459; Heifers 1098; Bulls 329).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 63 head, 400-500 lbs 135.00-150.00; 208 head, 500-600 lbs 120.00-155.00; 252 head, 600-700 lbs 108.00-147.50; 68 head, 700-800 lbs 110.00-130.75; 76 head, 800-900 lbs 97.00-128.25; 163 head, 900-1000 lbs 106.00-125.75. MED/LGE 1-2: 23 head, 600-700 lbs 126.00-134.00; 62 head, 800-900 lbs 127.25. MED/LGE 2: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 130.00-164.00; 96 head, 400-500 lbs 125.00-152.25; 171 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-144.50; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 100.00-133.50; 15 head, 700-800 lbs 118.50-128.75; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 114.50-118.50. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 134.00-156.00; 40 head, 400-500 lbs 119.00-140.75; 41 head, 500-600 lbs 97.00-138.25; 13 head, 600-700 lbs 112.00-130.00; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-116.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 57 head, 900-1000 lbs 93.75.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 34 head, 400-500 lbs 123.00-140.50; 39 head, 500-600 lbs 112.00-130.00; 13 head, 600-700 lbs 109.50-124.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 9 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00. MED/LGE 2: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 149.00-151.00; 96 head, 400-500 lbs 124.00-149.25; 44 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-131.75; 11 head, 600-700 lbs 96.00-123.50. MED/LGE 3: 9 head, 400-500 lbs 109.00-133.50; 9 head, 500-600 lbs 100.00-123.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 135.00-142.50; 46 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-134.25; 122 head, 500-600 lbs 111.00-130.00; 101 head, 600-700 lbs 112.50-125.00; 59 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-125.25; 20 head, 800-900 lbs 97.50-122.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 23 head, 500-600 lbs 125.50-130.50; 70 head, 700-800 lbs 100.00-124.00. MED/LGE 2: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 122.00-149.00; 139 head, 400-500 lbs 110.00-135.25; 142 head, 500-600 lbs 98.00-131.50; 60 head, 600-700 lbs 103.00-126.00; 15 head, 700-800 lbs 107.50-119.75. MED/LGE 3: 20 head, 300-400 lbs 136.00-139.50; 73 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-129.75; 68 head, 500-600 lbs 107.00-129.75; 26 head, 600-700 lbs 102.00-114.50; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 96.00-115.00.

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

Cattle on Feed Update
Washington, D.C.
June 21, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS

Cattle on Feed Down 3%

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.7 million head on June 1, 2013. The inventory was 3 percent below June 1, 2012.

Placements in feedlots during May totaled 2.05 million, 2 percent below 2012. Net placements were 1.95 million head. During May, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 390,000, 600-699 pounds were 304,000, 700-799 pounds were 555,000, and 800 pounds and greater were 800,000.

Marketings of fed cattle during May totaled 1.95 million, 3 percent below 2012. Marketings are the second lowest since the series began in 1996 for the month of May.

Other disappearance totaled 100,000 during May, unchanged from 2012.

Released June 21, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Livestock Slaughter Report
Washington, D.C.
June 20, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Veal Production at Record Low For May

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.15 billion pounds in May, down 1 percent from the 4.18 billion pounds produced in May 2012.

Beef production, at 2.23 billion pounds, was slightly below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.86 million head, down slightly from May 2012. The average live weight was up 9 pounds from the previous year, at 1,289 pounds.

Veal production totaled 9.1 million pounds, 12 percent below May a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 58,200 head, down 2 percent from May 2012. The average live weight was down 29 pounds from last year, at 266 pounds.

Pork production totaled 1.90 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.22 million head, down 1 percent from May 2012. The average live weight was down 1 pound from the previous year, at 276 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production, at 14.3 million pounds, was up 5 percent from May 2012. Sheep slaughter totaled 204,500 head, 14 percent above last year. The average live weight was 140 pounds, down 11 pounds from May a year ago.

January to May 2013 commercial red meat production was 20.3 billion pounds, up slightly from 2012. Accumulated beef production was up slightly from last year, veal was down 7 percent, pork was down slightly from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up slightly.

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

Released June 20, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1368; Last Week: 1080; Year Ago: 1430.

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 66.00-70.50; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 66.50-70.00, 300-400 lbs 60.00-65.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 52.00-55.50, 500-700 lbs 57.00-61.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 17.50-21.00.

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

Carlisle Graded Feeder Pig Sale
Carlisle, Pa.
June 21, 2013
Sale Reported by Ag Market News

Receipts: 614; Last Sale: 431.

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

US 1-2: 12 head, 35 lbs 181.00; 11 head, 48 lbs 151.00; 25 head, 50-59 lbs 106.00-126.00; 129 head, 62-69 lbs 125.00-137.00; 173 head, 70-79 lbs 119.00-129.00; 5 head, 75 lbs 100.00; 22 head, 83 lbs 103.00; 75 head, 92-99 lbs 90.00-100.00; 49 head, 100-115 lbs 96.00-99.00; 9 head, 120-122 lbs 90.00-95.00; 17 head, 131-134 lbs 90.00-93.00; 3 head, 168 lbs 80.00.

US 2: 8 head, 24 lbs 172.00; 18 head, 30 lbs 162.00; 2 head, 45 lbs 122.00; 13 head, 54-59 lbs 112.00-121.00; 12 head, 77 lbs 138.00; 2 head, 95 lbs 94.00.

AS IS: 8 head, 20-40 lbs 15.00-80.00; 17 head, 50-83 lbs 56.00-98.00; 3 head, 105-113 lbs 70.00-84.00.

NOTE: Next graded feeder pig sale July 12.

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 150.00-400.00.

Driving: 500.00-650.00.

Riding: 150.00-585.00.

Better Riding: 500.00-1500.00.

Registered Riding: 600.00-700.00.

Ponies: 185.00-200.00.

Large Ponies: 350.00-750.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
June 24, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 2450; Last Monday: 2750; Year Ago: 2898.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 2259; Last Monday: 1873; Year Ago: 2410.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded steady. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 80 percent lambs, 14 percent slaughter ewes, and 6 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: 50-60 lbs 157.00-158.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 128.00-150.00, 50-60 lbs hair sheep 132.00-135.00, 60-80 lbs 116.00-135.00, hair sheep 116.00-130.00, 80-110 lbs 116.00-142.00, hair sheep 110.00-120.00, 110-150 lbs 116.00-124.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 40-60 lbs 100.00-115.00, hair sheep 118.00-122.00, 60-80 lbs hair sheep 102.00-116.00, 70-80 lbs 108.00-116.00, 80-110 lbs 90.00-114.00, hair sheep 102.00-110.00, 110-120 lbs 97.00-99.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 100-110 lbs 54.00-66.00, 130-140 lbs hair sheep 62.00-76.00, 160-190 lbs 54.00-68.00, 200-210 lbs 48.00-54.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 110-120 lbs 47.00-49.00, hair sheep 46.00-58.00, 130-160 lbs 38.00-54.00, 160-200 lbs 39.00-54.00, 200-250 lbs 36.00-46.00; CULL 1-2: 140-170 lbs 20.00-36.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 100-160 lbs 52.00-82.00, 125-160 lbs hair sheep 54.00-70.00, 170-180 lbs 56.00-62.00, 200-250 lbs 50.00-54.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly steady. Slaughter billies sold steady. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 58 percent Slaughter Kids, 34 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 8 percent bucks/billies and wethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 117.00-150.00, 60-80 lbs 120.00-162.00, 80-110 lbs 135.00-178.00, 110-120 lbs 167.00-186.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 96.00-116.00, 60-80 lbs 96.00-117.00, 80-110 lbs 122.00-132.00, 110-120 lbs 145.00-152.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 47.00-84.00, 60-80 lbs 74.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 100-125 lbs 150.00-195.00, 130-135 lbs 120.00-187.00; SEL 2: 80-125 lbs 100.00-145.00, 130-135 lbs 108.00-130.00; SEL 3: 60-80 lbs 50.00-94.00, 80-125 lbs 72.00-115.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 120-150 lbs 187.00-225.00; SEL 2: 100-150 lbs 162.00-195.00; SEL 3: 100-125 lbs 130.00-155.00.

SLAUGHTER WETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 65-100 lbs 215.00-227.00, 100-150 lbs 282.00-295.00; SEL 2: 70-100 lbs 172.00-217.00, 100-140 lbs 132.00-225.00.

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

Smoker Graded Goat & Sheep Auction
Parkesburg, Pa.
June 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SHEEP: 284, Last sale 286. GOATS: 334, Last sale 221.

When compared to the most recent sale two weeks ago, slaughter lambs sold 10.00-15.00 lower, while slaughter ewes advanced 10.00-15.00 higher. All classes of slaughter goats sold mostly 5.00 higher. Demand was good for goats, light to moderate for sheep and lambs. All goats are USDA graded and are co-mingled according to age, weight, sex, and selection grade. All sheep and goats are sold per cwt in their in-weights.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 30 head, 40-50 lbs 150.00; 20 head, 50-60 lbs 140.00-150.00; 19 head, 60-70 lbs 140.00-145.00; 13 head, 70-80 lbs 120.00-130.00; 29 head, 80-90 lbs 125.00; 15 head, 90-110 lbs 120.00-130.00; 34 head, 110-130 lbs 130.00-133.00; 1 head, 150-200 lbs 130.00. CHOICE 2-3: 23 head, 40-50 lbs 115.00-120.00; 18 head, 50-60 lbs 110.00-125.00; 30 head, 60-70 lbs 125.00; 19 head, 70-80 lbs 100.00-110.00; 10 head, 80-90 lbs 110.00; 1 head, 110-130 lbs 100.00; 1 head, 150-200 lbs 105.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 1 head, 120-160 lbs 55.00; 8 head, 160-200 lbs 50.00; 1 head, 200-300 lbs 65.00. UTILITY 1-2: 20 head, 40-50 lbs 46.00; 7 head, 120-160 lbs 40.00-45.00; 3 head, 160-200 lbs 45.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 4 head, 40-50 lbs 205.00; 29 head, 50-60 lbs 225.00. SEL 2: 9 head, 30-40 lbs 170.00; 20 head, 40-50 lbs 170.00-205.00; 12 head, 40-50 lbs 150.00 pygmies; 19 head, 50-60 lbs 175.00-210.00. SEL 3: 27 head, 30-40 lbs 150.00-175.00; 28 head, 40-50 lbs 145.00-150.00; 16 head, 60-70 lbs 150.00; 3 head, 80-90 lbs 145.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 2: 16 head, 80-130 lbs 105.00-125.00. SEL 3: 19 head, 50-80 lbs 110.00; 7 head, 50-80 lbs 95.00 pygmies; 45 head, 80-130 lbs 95.00-105.00; 5 head, 130-180 lbs 95.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 2: 8 head, 80-100 lbs 90.00 pygmies; 2 head, 100-150 lbs 125.00. SEL 3: 2 head, 80-100 lbs 110.00; 8 head, 100-150 lbs 115.00-125.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 2: 4 head, 160-200 lbs 160.00-180.00.

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

NOTE: Next graded goat sale July 5.

Tenn. Graded Goat & Sheep Sales
Nashville, Tenn.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

6/24/13 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN.

Receipts: 1134 (841 Goats; 293 Sheep) Last Sale 1081.

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

KIDS: SEL 1: 25-35 lbs few 127.00-140.00, 36-50 lbs 158.50-174.00, 51-65 lbs 160.00-173.00, 66-80 lbs 151.00-160.00, 81-90 lbs 138.50-151.00; SEL 2: 25-35 lbs 140.00-145.00, 36-50 lbs 138.00-149.00, 51-65 lbs 140.00-150.00, 66-80 lbs 125.00-137.00; SEL 3: 25-35 lbs 125.00-130.00, 36-50 lbs 126.00-128.00, 51-65 lbs 100.00-120.00.

YEARLINGS: SEL 2-3: 55-117 lbs few 70.00-133.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: All Wgts 60.00-83.50.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: All wgts 53.00-100.00, mostly 53.00-88.00.

SHEEP: Includes all breeds, sold per hundred weight (cwt).

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME: 40-60 lbs 105.50-118.00, 61-80 lbs 91.00-107.00, 81-100 lbs 85.00-98.00 mostly 89.50-100.00, 100-120 lbs 85.00-100.00, 120-150 lbs few 83.00-90.00; GOOD: 40-60 lbs 94.00-111.00 mostly 94.00-100.00; 61-80 lbs 81.00-91.50, 81-100 lbs 87.00-91.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY/GOOD: All wgts 43.50-59.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: All Wgts 52.00-53.00.

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

NOTE: Next sale July 8.

Riverton, W. VA Lambs & Goats
Charleston, W. Va.
June 22, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Sheep prices per lb. Goat prices per head. Riverton Livestock Sale, Riverton, WV.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (95 Head) SPRING: 100-130 lbs 1.25, 85-100 lbs 1.25.

FEEDER LAMBS: (12 Head) SPRING: 70-85 lbs 1.25, 45-55 lbs 1.24.

Goats: 2 Head.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES: Sel 1: 106.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Dave Hevener, 304.358.7253.

Dairy Product Price Highlights
Washington, D. C.
June 26, 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 $1.55 per pound for the week ending June 22, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 1.9 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.75 per pound for the week ending June 22, 2013. The price per pound decreased 0.5 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.80 per pound, up 2.5 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 58.6 cents per pound for the week ending June 22, 2013. The US price per pound increased 1.3 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 $1.69 per pound for the week ending June 22, 2013. The US price per pound increased 0.7 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
June 26, 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 2.0466-2.1527.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.58-1.68. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.41-1.56.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 0, Out 68; LAST WK: In 0, Out 92; LAST YR: In 0, Out 120. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: 0.

Manufacturing milk supplies in the Northeast remain heavy, due to the strong milk production in the region. Some manufacturers have to operate at near capacity levels to handle their milk volumes. The Mid-Atlantic region has seen manufacturing milk supplies decline as more milk is being diverted to the Southeast to meet Class I demand. Hay harvest activities in both the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions were in full force last week as weather conditions were nearly ideal.

A majority of crops and pastures are rated as good to excellent in both regions. Hot humid weather has hit Florida and lowered cow comfort levels. Those producers that lack adequate fans and misters are seeing rapid declines in their milk production.

Over 70% of the pastures are rated as good to excellent, but producers needing to purchase hay are finding available supplies scarce and prices high. Class I demand held about steady with last week. The declines in milk production have reduced exports to 68 spot loads this week.

Weather conditions are also limiting milk production in the Southeast region, causing significantly less milk to be shipped to manufacturing facilities. Class I demand remains about even with last week. Demand for cream continued to increase this week with good pulls from ice cream, cream cheese and whipping cream manufacturers. Supplies were more readily available this week as the cream supply from yogurt facilities was heavy and steady.

Cream multiples for all Classes moved higher this week and range 1.35-1.42. Little has changed in the condensed skim market, demand is flat, supplies are heavy, spot load prices are discounted and a majority of the volumes are headed to Class IV production.

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New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
June 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 309; Last Sale: 257; Last Year: 284.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly 100.00-200.00 higher on very good demand. Very short supply of bred cows offered. Bred and Open Holstein heifers sold weak on moderate demand compared to last week. Wednesday’s supply included 130 fresh milking cows, 24 short-bred cows, 30 springing cows, 32 short-bred heifers, 47 springing heifers, 23 open heifers, and 12 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1850.00-2300.00; Approved: 1500.00-1750.00; Medium: 1350.00-1450.00; Common: 1000.00-1300.00.

SHORT BRED COWS (1-3 months): Medium: 925.00-1000.00.

BRED COWS (4-6 months): Approved: 1175.00.

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months): Medium: 1150.00-1275.00; Common: 900.00-1075.00.

CULL COWS: 500.00-1300.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Approved: 1050.00-1150.00; Medium: 875.00-975.00; Common: 725.00-775.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1225.00-1250.00; Approved: 1050.00-1175.00; Medium: 925.00-1025.00; Common: 825.00-875.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1325.00-1450.00; Approved: 1200.00-1300.00; Medium: 950.00-1175.00; Common: 850.00-925.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 400.00-450.00; Medium: 350.00-375.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 700.00-825.00; Medium: 500.00-625.00; Common: 375.00-485.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 935.00-1010.00; Medium: 750.00-875.00;

BULLS: 600-900 lbs 675.00-775.00, 900-1200 lbs 700.00-775.00, 1200-1500 lbs 950.00-1000.00.

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

PA Milk Production Update
Harrisburg, Pa.
June 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

Milk Production up 2.3% in May

Milk production in Pennsylvania during May 2013 totaled 935 million pounds, up 2.3 percent change from last May’s production, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS).

Milk production in the 23 estimating states during May totaled 16.5 billion pounds, up 0.9 percent from May 2012. April’s revised production at 16.1 billion pounds was up 0.2 percent from April 2012. The April revision represented a decrease of 20 million pounds from last month’s preliminary production estimate.

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
June 24, 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: 6.89 bu, 12.33 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.42 bu, 10.73 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 4.03 bu, 8.62 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 4.08 bu, 12.71 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 14.63 bu, 24.44 cwt.

EAR CORN: 202.00 to 10.10 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 180.63 ton, 9.03 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 200.63 ton, 10.03 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 192.50 ton, 9.63 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

When compared to last week cash bids; corn was steady to 10 cents per bushel lower in the eastern and central regions assisted by a drop in the basis. Western bids pulled back as much as 25 cents lower. Cattle feeders across much of the region are moving cattle earlier than normal due to diminishing returns on their feed cost. Cost of gain is higher than slaughter values therefore it doesn’t pay to feed cattle any longer than necessary. Wheat prices were mostly higher although the basis adjusted lower. Wheat quality has been downgraded due to excessive moisture going into harvest and most will be used for feed wheat. Milling quality wheat is less available but is receiving a sizable premium. Soybeans were down this week with virtually no change in the basis. Monday’s crop progress report slightly upgraded corn condition across the major growing regions with over 2/3 of the crop in good to excellent condition, 27% in fair condition, and only 8% in poor to very poor condition. Soybean planting is at 92% completion with 81% of the crop emerged, 52% in good to excellent condition and 15% in poor to very poor condition. Wet, warm conditions have been great for corn and bean development with exception of a few areas that are too wet. USDA will be releasing their acreage report on Friday. The trade expects to see a 2 million acre lost in actually corn planting versus March intentions. Despite what seems like a large number of un-planted corn, favorable weather will more than offset lost acreage with prospectively higher yields. Outside markets have placed some bearish pressure across all commodities as the Federal Reserve released a statement last Wednesday that it will begin winding down its monetary policy of quantitative easing before the end of the year contingent on the economy. The stock market made a knee-jerk reaction to the news as the Dow Jones rapidly lost around 650 points in three trading days. Money has been moved to the sidelines finding a safe haven in the US dollar for the time being. This will sustain bearish pressure on commodities until fear subsides from the fact the economy will soon be weaned-off of federal assistance. 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: 7.0500-7.3800, unch, 45n to 75n, dn 5-dn 5. CENTRAL: 6.7500-7.2600, dn 5-dn 10, 15n to 65n, dn 10-dn 15. WESTERN: 6.3000-6.5400, dn 25-dn 20, -30n to -10n, dn 30-dn 30.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.4800-6.6800, up 20-up 10, -50n to -30n, unch. CENTRAL: 6.0000-6.7500, unch, -98n to -23n, dn 20-dn 20. WESTERN: 6.3500-6.4700, up 4-up 2, -63n to -51n, dn 15-dn 15.

Us No 3 Feed Barley: EASTERN: 4.0000-4.2400, unch. CENTRAL: 3.8500-4.0000, dn 15- dn 50.

Us No 2 White Oats: EASTERN: 4.0000-4.7000, unch, 5n to 75n, unch. CENTRAL: 3.6500-4.0000, dn 35-dn 50, -30n to 5n, dn 30-dn 50.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 14.5000-14.8800, dn 25-dn 40, -43n to -5n, unch. CENTRAL: 14.2000-14.9400, dn 15-dn 5, -73n to opt n, dn 10-dn 15. WESTERN: 14.5900-14.7900, dn 25- dn 25, -35n to -15n, unch.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 7.24; Wheat 6.57; Barley 4.09; Oats 4.35; Soybeans 14.66. CENTRAL: Corn 7.00; Wheat 6.28; Barley 3.97; Oats 3.80; Soybeans 14.55. WESTERN: Corn 6.42; Wheat 6.42; Soybeans 14.69.

Eastern Contracts: CORN: 5.5100-5.7000, up 15-up 10, -5z to 14z, unch. SOYBEANS: 12.3500, dn 25, -38.5x, unch.

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

HELPFUL HINTS: Commodity or Location = price per bushel, change in price from last week, basis or the difference between the cash price and a specified futures price, change in basis from last week. Dn = down. Unch = unchanged.

NOTE: Ag Market News will continue to publish the old PA Grain Report format for a limited time at www.agmarketnews.com.

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
June 24, 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 20.00-50.00 lower and straw 25.00-65.00 higher. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 120.00-250.00. MIXED: 75.00-220.00. TIMOTHY: 75.00-200.00. STRAW: 80.00-160.00. MULCH: 50.00-60.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 87 loads. Straw: 29 loads. ALFALFA: 90.00-205.00. MIXED: 60.00-472.50. TIMOTHY: 125.00-310.00. GRASS: 50.00-340.00. STRAW: 80.00-250.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 34 loads; Straw: 13 loads. ALFALFA: 87.50-340.00. MIXED: 50.00-190.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-260.00. GRASS: 62.50-175.00. STRAW: 82.50-180.00.

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

National Organic Grain & Feedstuffs
Des Moines, Iowa
June 26, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Bi-Weekly Weighted Average Report for the Week Ending 06/22/13.

Compared to two weeks ago, national organic grain and feedstuff prices were mixed. Market activity was slow to moderate as volume increasing slightly, especially on corn where the most excess supplies appear to be available. Corn this period was mostly 12.50-13.25 in the Central US, while Upper Midwest and Eastern Cornbelt prices were mostly 11.25-12.25/bushel. The bulk of the soybeans moved between 25.25-27.25 on light offerings throughout the nation. Wheat prices were mostly steady on limited trading. New crop trading is starting to take place in the southern regions as harvest gets under way. This period seen New Crop SRW feed quality move at 10.75-11.00. Contracts for new crop corn this period was limited as sellers and buyer alike are hesitant to commit due to the uncertainly surrounding the market caused by late planting and excess moisture in many areas.

CA Sacramento Valley: Large Square Alfalfa Premium 320.00-325.00 Del; Fair 230.00. Oregon: Small Square Alfalfa Good/Premium 250.00 .

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: 13.50-14.25, Yr ago 16.00. FEED YELLOW: 11.25-13.25, 2 wks ago 12.74, Yr ago 14.95.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: FOOD GRADE: 2 wks ago 27.00. FEED GRADE: 24.25-27.25, 2 wks ago 25.63, Yr ago 28.41. MEAL: 1080-00-1130.00, 2 wks ago 1105.78. ROASTED: 1392.00.

ORGANIC SOYBEAN OIL: CRUDE: 0.62.

ORGANIC OATS: FEED GRADE: 5.75-7.45, Yr ago 5.50.

ORGANIC BARLEY: FEED GRADE: 11.50.

ORGANIC WHEAT: FEED GRADE HRS: 15.50. FEED GRADE SRW: 14.00. FOOD GRADE HRW: 14.25. FEED GRADE HRW: 13.50, 2 wks ago 13.32, Yr ago 10.64. FOOD GRADE SWW: 13.25.

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

NOTE: For a complete listing, visit www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsbnof.pdf

Chicken & Egg Update
Washington, D. C.
June 21, 2013
Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

May Egg Production Up 3%

United States egg production totaled 8.02 billion during May 2013, up 3 percent from last year. Production included 6.92 billion table eggs, and 1.10 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.02 billion were broiler-type and 79 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during May 2013 averaged 345 million, up 1 percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,327 eggs, up 1 percent from May 2012.

All layers in the United States on June 1, 2013 totaled 346 million, up 2 percent from last year. The 346 million layers consisted of 289 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 53.5 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.15 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on June 1, 2013, averaged 75.2 eggs per 100 layers, up 1 percent from June 1, 2012.

Egg-Type Chicks Hatched Up 8%

Egg-type chicks hatched during May 2013 totaled 48.3 million, up 8 percent from May 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 42.4 million on June 1, 2013, up 10 percent from a year ago.

Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 215 thousand during May 2013, down 29 percent from May 2013.

Broiler-Type Chicks Hatched Down Slightly

Broiler-type chicks hatched during May 2013 totaled 775 million, down slightly from May 2012. Eggs in incubators totaled 634 million on June 1, 2013, up 1 percent from a year earlier.

Leading breeders placed 7.49 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2013, up slightly from May 2012.

Released June 21, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Poultry Slaughter
Washington, D.C.
June 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 1%

Poultry certified wholesome during May 2013 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.84 billion pounds, down 1 percent from the amount certified in May 2012. The April 2013 revised certified total at 3.75 billion pounds, was up 7 percent from April 2012. The April revision represented an increase of 2.50 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during May 2013 was 5.09 billion pounds, down slightly from 5.11 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 4.37 billion pounds, down slightly from May 2012. Mature chickens, at 72.2 million pounds, were down 3 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 636 million pounds, down 2 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 13.9 million pounds, down 3 percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during May 2013 averaged 5.87 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from May 2012. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.42 pounds per bird, up 3 percent from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during May 2013 averaged 30.6 pounds per bird, up 2 percent from May 2012.

Ante-mortem condemnations during May 2013 totaled 10.0 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.20 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.20 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 36.8 million pounds, were 0.95 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 0.92 percent a year earlier.

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

Released June 24, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Cold Storage Highlights
Washington D.C.
June 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Total NATURAL CHEESE stocks in refrigerated warehouses on May 31, 2013 were up 3 percent from the previous month and up 8 percent from May 31, 2012.

BUTTER stocks were up 4 percent from last month and up 24 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN POULTRY supplies on May 31, 2013 were up 6 percent from the previous month and up 5 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 2 percent from the previous month and up 6 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 14 percent from last month and up 4 percent from May 31, 2012.

Total FROZEN FRUIT stocks were down 2 percent from last month but up 15 percent from a year ago.

Total FROZEN VEGETABLE stocks were down 10 percent from last month but up 4 percent from a year ago.

Total RED MEAT supplies in freezers were down 6 percent from the previous month but up 1 percent from last year. Total pounds of beef in freezers were down 6 percent from the previous month and down 4 percent from last year. Frozen pork supplies were down 6 percent from the previous month but up 4 percent from last year. Stocks of pork bellies were down 3 percent from last month and down 17 percent from last year.

Released June 21, 2013, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
June 20, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 5/25: 287; Week ending 6/1: 366; Week ending 6/8: 294; Week ending 6/15: 343; 2012 to date: 54264; 2011 to date: 61164; Final 2011: 62576.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 5/25: 2580; Week ending 6/1: 2990; Week ending 6/8: 2488; Week ending 6/15: 2802; 2012 to date: 190517; 2011 to date: 199212; Final 2011: 209853.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 5/25: 2867; Week ending 6/1: 3356; Week ending 6/8: 2782; Week ending 6/15: 3145; 2012 to date: 244781; 2011 to date: 260376; Final 2011: 272429.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Early in the week the District experienced a few rain storms which then brought lower humidity to the region. However, higher humidity is expected this weekend.

Imports

PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period June 13 - 19, 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 $7.90-8.25 mostly $8.00.

Shipping Point Trends

CHILE: Imports 178-230-210 — 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 Granny Smith 70-90s 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.

ARGENTINA: Imports 38-1-22 — 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 Royal Gala 70-90s 30.00-32.00, 100s 28.00-30.00. Quality good.

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


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