Market Reports for Nov. 2

11/3/2012 7:00 AM

Lancaster Farming was unable to publish the market reports for the Nov. 2, 2012, issue because of press problems at deadline. Below are all the reports that would have appeared had there been no production problem.

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale

New Holland, Pa. Oct. 31, 2012 Report Supplied by USDA

No sale due to Hurricane Sandy.

New Holland Monthly Feeders

New Holland Sales Stables New Holland, Pa. Oct. 26, 2012 Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 623; Last Sale: 297 (Sept. 28, 2012).

A heavier supply of cattle on offer when compared to last month`s feeder cattle special. Quality was very random ranging from well managed pre- conditioned cattle to cattle at the other end of the spectrum with little attention paid to them. A single large consignment of Holstein steers sold with good demand, although demand outside of this consignment was moderate at best. Good buyer attendance kept the trade active throughout the sale. Feeder steers sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. Heifers were lightly tested and sold with a weak undertone. Pre-conditioned Holsteins sold firm, while the remainder of the Holsteins sold weak. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 350-450 lbs 152.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 124.00-138.00, fancy 140.00; 600-800 lbs 120.00-130.00, fancy 142.00; 800-1000 lbs 120.00-124.00. MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 130.00-138.00; 500-700 lbs 117.00-122.00, Herefords 104.00; 800-1000 lbs 104.00-114.00; 1000-1100 lbs 108.00-116.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 200-400 lbs 104.00-110.00; 500-600 lbs 84.00-90.00, Value Added 104.00-116.00; 600-700 lbs 82.00-94.00, Value Added 103.00-113.00; 700-900 lbs 80.00-89.00, Value Added 101.00-107.00; 900-1100 lbs 82.00-85.00, Value Added 97.00-105.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 400-600 lbs 114.00-122.00, 600-800 lbs 112.00-116.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 106.00-112.00, 500-700 lbs 102.00-107.00, 700-800 lbs 100.00-106.00.

Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 202-744-6499. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland Hog Auction

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

Receipts: 898; Week Ago: 1008; Year Ago: 1154.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00-5.00 lower with moderate demand. Sows traded steady with moderate demand. Demand was moderate due to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast causing major road closing. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 59.00-62.00, 300-400 lbs 53.00-56.50; 45-49% LEAN: 220-270 lbs 56.00-58.50, 270-300 lbs 59.00-61.00, 300-400 lbs 47.00-52.50.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 50.00-53.50, 500-700 lbs 52.50-56.50.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 14.00-16.00.

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale

New Holland, Pa. Oct. 29, 2012 Report Supplied by Auction

75 total head. Overall 100-200 lower. Prices per head.

Work: 500.00-650.00.

Driving: 200.00-500.00.

Riding: 150.00-200.00.

Better Riding: 300.00-825.00.

Registered Riding: 500.00-700.00.

Ponies: 100.00-250.00.

Large Ponies: 50.00-110.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction

New Holland, Pa. Oct. 29, 2012 Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1234; Last week: 5271; Year Ago: 3235.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1208; Last week: 3431; Year Ago: 2952.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last Monday, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. Slaughter ewes traded 10.00-15.00 lower with moderate demand. Supplies were significantly lower than last week due inpart, to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast. Slaughter supply consisted of 62 percent lambs, 15 percent slaughter ewes, and 23 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight, on actual weights. NON-TRADITIONAL:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 55-70 lbs 132.00-144.00, 78 lbs 124.00-136.00, 82 lbs 126.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 45 lbs 112.00, 55-60 lbs 128.00-132.00, 60-80 lbs 114.00-132.00, 80-110 lbs 108.00-122.00, 110-125 lbs 118.00-122.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 49 lbs 98.00, 50-80 lbs 90.00-112.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-116.00, 90-110 lbs 94.00-112.00, 110-125 lbs 100.00-108.00, 130-145 lbs 96.00-106.00, 155-160 lbs 104.00-106.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 1-3: Medium Flesh 100-200 lbs 58.00-88.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 90-155 lbs 48.00-60.00, 160-195 lbs 36.00-54.00, 200-245 lbs 34.00- 44.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 80-110 lbs 107.00-112.00, 120-160 lbs 78.00-106.00, 170- 190 lbs 60.00-66.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Compared to last week`s sale, slaughter kids sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Nannies sold 40.00-50.00 lower. Demand was light for goats overall due inpart to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 45 lbs 118.00, 60 lbs 92.00, 90-95 lbs 118.00-138.00, 100 lbs 152.00, 125 lbs 150.00; SEL 2: 40 lbs 80.00, 50-55 lbs 100.00-110.00, 65 lbs 108.00, 70-75 lbs 88.00-110.00, 80 lbs 86.00, 90 lbs 102.00, 100 lbs 120.00; SEL 3: 40 lbs 60.00-66.00, 60-70 lbs 66.00-82.00, 110 lbs 100.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 120-125 lbs 124.00-138.00, 130-165 lbs 147.00-155.00; SEL 2: 80-125 lbs 102.00-124.00, 130-135 lbs 124.00-130.00; SEL 3: 60-75 lbs 54.00-60.00, 80-120 lbs 70.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 150-180 lbs 284.00-215.00; SEL 2: 110-145 lbs 110.00-192.00, 150-180 lbs 175.00-182.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 1: 110-150 lbs 210.00-252.00, 155 lbs 265.00; SEL 2: 75-125 lbs 135.00-177.00.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction

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

CATTLE: 420, Last week 1195, Year ago 907. CALVES: 350, Last week 492, Year ago 359.

A light run of cattle on offer as Hurricane Sandy moves through the area later today and into tomorrow. When compared to last week`s heavy supplies, slaughter bulls traded weak on a light test. Cows traded steady with exception of some weakness noted for lean cows. Demand was light in response to road closures limiting transportation as well as the effect of the weather on the cattle. Cattle supply included 46 slaughter steers, 55 heifers, 182 cows, 94 bulls, and 43 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 73.50-78.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, Low dress 66.00-70.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.00-74.50, High dress 75.50-78.00, Low dress 64.00-69.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.00-69.00, Low dress 55.00-64.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 840-1715 lbs 88.00-92.00, low dress 80.00-85.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein Bull Calves sold steady to 5.00 higher with moderate demand. Heifers sold weak with light demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 110.00-120.00; #2: 95-135 lbs 95.00-105.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-70.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 70.00-85.00, 80-95 lbs 45.00-55.00; UTILITY: 75-120 lbs 25.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-130 lbs 70.00-100.00; #2: 75-130 lbs 30.00-60.00; NON-TUBING: 50-75 lbs 12.00-27.00.

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle

New Holland, Pa. Nov. 2, 2012 Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 1516, Last week 3408. Last year 3865. CALVES: 1720, Last year 1741; Last year 1648.

This week in Lancaster County slaughter cattle supplies were light at the start of the week due to Hurricane Sandy pushing her way through the east coast. Tuesday Markets were closed in precaution of inclement weather. Most of the slaughter facilities on the eastern side of the state and those in New Jersey and New York were also closed on Tuesday.

Major road closures on Monday and Tuesday slowed the transport of livestock, and several small to mid-size packing houses in and around the New Jersey and New York City region experienced power outages which are yet to be repaired as of Thursday. Needless to say these kill facilities haven’t been too active in the market.

It was noted that most of these facilities without power are un-conventional type slaughter facilities meaning they serve an ethnic based market such as “Kosher” and “Hala” Slaughter. In response to the early week weather disturbance, much of the cull cows and feeder veal calves were marketed on Thursday.

Thursday`s receipts at New Holland reported over 1300 veal calves and over 700 cull cows. Despite the influx of slaughter cows, steer and heifer volumes were light as many producers felt hesitant to bring quality stock in with several buyers not present due to electric outages at their kill facilities.

Although many of these packs are not the size of a JBS, Cargill, or Tyson they do purchase a good percentage of the cattle market through the auctions. Despite a few less buyers, steers traded 1.00-2.00 higher with moderate demand on Thursday. Monday`s markets were too light of volume to receive an accurate test. Steers traded out of the feedlots in the Midwest sold 1.00-2.00 lower this week from 125.00-127.00 Live.

The lower prices reflect a strong pull back in the boxed beef market; Choice cutout values slid nearly 6.00/cwt since last week`s peak of 199.38/cwt. Thursday`s close was reported at 193.50/cwt for Choice Cutouts and the Choice/Select spread continues to increase being reported at 17.20/cwt. The spread should serve as motivation for feedlots to ensure cattle leaving the yard are grading Choice and also indicates that primal values have been on the climb. Cow beef on the other hand continues to hold its cutout value trading at 160.10/cwt on Thursday with 90% lean at 204.10/cwt. Cow prices in the Lancaster region sold steady to firm this week with good demand.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1200-1575 lbs 124.00-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 119.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1180-1600 lbs 115.00- 118.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN Steers: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-4: 1250-1625 lbs 112.00-114.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1735 lbs 108.00-111.50; SELECT 2-3: 1200-1395 lbs 100.00-107.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1175-1350 lbs 121.50-126.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1550 lbs 114.00-119.00; SELECTS 2-3: 1225-1325 lbs 100.00-108.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.50-79.50, High dress 80.00-82.00, Low dress 72.00-75.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 73.50-78.00, High dress 79.00-83.00, Low dress 65.00-69.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, Low dress 67.00-74.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-73.50, High dress 74.00-77.00, Low dress 60.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 840-2250 lbs 88.00-93.00, low dress 80.00-88.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 higher with moderate demand. Supplies were light early in the week due to Hurricane Sandy disrupting trade and transport. Most of this volume was pushed to later in the week. Heifers sold steady to weak with light demand. Composite veal carcass values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 345.00-380.00/cwt this Thursday with a weighted average value of 369.33/cwt (Hide-Off). All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 110.00-120.00; #2: 95-135 lbs 95.00-105.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-70.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 70.00-85.00, 80-95 lbs 45.00-55.00; UTILITY: 75-120 lbs 25.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-130 lbs 70.00-100.00; #2: 75-130 lbs 30.00-60.00; NON-TUBING: 50-75 lbs 12.00-27.00.

TUESDAY> Sale cancelled (weather).

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 114-128 lbs 106.00-118.00, 94-112 lbs 123.00-127.00, 86-92 lbs 90.00-95.00, 80-84 lbs 70.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 115.00, 98-118 lbs 123.00-128.00, 94-96 lbs 110.00-120.00, 88-92 lbs 85.00-90.00, 80-86 lbs 60.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 65.00-83.00, 72-88 lbs 30.00-50.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 15.00-22.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-147.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 60.00-105.00, 70-80 lbs 50.00, 60-70 lbs 22.00-35.00.

DAIRY REPORT: Sale cancelled (weather).

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

Market at a Glance

Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages

Price Per Hundredweight November 2, 2012 Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

NOTE: Vintage Sales was closed Tuesday. New Holland and Vintage saw limited receipts on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.

This Wk Last Wk Yr Ago

Steers, Choice 2-3: 122.65 121.15 121.00

Holstein Steers, Choice/Prime: 111.25 105.75 102.00

Heifers, Choice/Prime: 120.00 117.75 118.00

Cows, Breakers, 75-80% lean: 74.65 75.60 68.25

Cows, Boners, 80-85% lean: 73.30 75.00 66.00

Bulls, YG 1: 91.00 96.25 85.25

Hogs, 49-54% lean, Monday: 57.50 64.75 71.00

Lambs, Choice/Prime 80-110 lb: 115.00 163.25 227.50

Bull Calves, #1: 104.50 100.50 -

Kid Goats, Selection 1 (head): 122.00 176.75 -

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction

New Holland, Pa. Nov. 1, 2012 Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 1042, Last week 1307, Last year 1272. CALVES: 1331, Last week 611, Last year 600.

When compared to last Thursday`s sale, slaughter steers sold steady on moderate demand. Slaughter heifers sold 3.00-5.00 higher on a very light test. Holsteins sold 2.00-3.00 higher on a light test. Buyer activity was moderate for Thursday`s sale due in part to some plants being closed due to Hurrican Sandy. Slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher with moderate demand. Cattle supplies included 323 slaughter steers; 196 heifers; 475 cows; 250 bulls; and 63 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1200-1575 lbs 124.00-128.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1270-1600 lbs 119.00-123.50; SELECT 1-3: 1180-1600 lbs 115.00- 118.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-4: 1250-1625 lbs 112.00-114.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1735 lbs 108.00-111.50; SELECT 2-3: 1200-1395 lbs 100.00-107.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1175-1350 lbs 121.50-126.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1550 lbs 114.00-119.00; SELECTS 2-3: 1225-1325 lbs 100.00-108.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.50-79.50, High dress 80.00-82.00, Low dress 72.00-75.00, Very High 93.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 73.50-78.00, High dress 79.00-83.00, Low dress 65.00-69.50, Very High 88.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, Low dress 67.00-74.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-73.50, High dress 74.00-77.00, Low dress 60.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1020-2250 lbs: avg dress 91.00-93.00, low dress 86.00-89.00, very low dress 78.50-82.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: When compared to last week`s sale, Holstein bull calves sold mostly 5.00-10.00 higher on good demand. Heifers sold 10.00-20.00 higher on good demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 762 head for this Thursday’s graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 114-128 lbs 106.00-118.00, 94-112 lbs 123.00-127.00, 86-92 lbs 90.00-95.00, 80-84 lbs 70.00; #2: 120-128 lbs 115.00, 98-118 lbs 123.00-128.00, 94-96 lbs 110.00-120.00, 88-92 lbs 85.00-90.00, 80-86 lbs 60.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 65.00-83.00, 72-88 lbs 30.00-50.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 15.00-22.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-147.00; #2: 80-115 lbs 60.00-105.00, 70-80 lbs 50.00, 60-70 lbs 22.00-35.00; NON TUBING: 11.00-15.00.

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

Belknap Livestock

Dayton, Pa. Oct. 31, 2012 Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: 1100-1199 lbs 81.00, 1200-10000 lbs 81.50-83.50.

SLAUGHTER CALVES: 0-69 lbs 10.00-12.50, 70-79 lbs 20.00-37.50, 80-91 lbs 40.00-85.00, 92-109 lbs 30.00-140.00, 110-199 lbs 20.00-95.00, 200-299 lbs 82.00, 300-399 lbs 62.00-77.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: 700-799 lbs 39.50, 800-899 lbs 45.50, 900-999 lbs 39.00, 1000-1099 lbs 39.00-65.50, 1100-1199 lbs 10.00-71.00, 1200-10000 lbs 5.00-81.50.

FEEDER CATTLE: 200-299 lbs 58.00-112.00, 300-399 lbs 31.00-135.00, 400-499 lbs 52.00-126.00, 500-599 lbs 53.00-133.00, 600-699 lbs 42.00-90.00.

HEIFERS: 1100-1199 lbs 75.00, 1200-10000 lbs 73.00.

STEERS: 600-699 lbs 69.00, 800-899 lbs 76.50, 900-999 lbs 72.00-87.50, 1000-1099 lbs 65.00.

GOATS (hd): 0-19 lbs 10.00-165.50.

HOGS: 100-219 lbs 56.00, 300-499 lbs 69.50-71.50.

SOWS: 500-699 lbs 45.00-46.00, 700-5000 lbs 46.50-49.00.

PIGS (hd): 0-29 lbs 12.00-40.00.

LAMBS: 40-59 lbs 50.00, 60-79 lbs 125.00, 80-109 lbs 117.00, 110-149 lbs 99.00.

SHEEP: 60-79 lbs 97.50, 80-109 lbs 70.00, 150-1000 lbs 45.00.

Belleville Hay

Belleville, Pa. Oct. 31, 2012 Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due Hurricane Sandy.

Belleville Livestock Auction

Belleville, Pa. Oct. 31, 2012 Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Belleville Poultry

Belleville, Pa. Oct 31, 2012 Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per each except where noted.

Turkeys: 5.00.

Roosters: 1.00-3.00.

Hens: 0.25-3.00.

Bantams: 0.25-1.00.

Muscovy Hens: 2.00.

Muscovy Drakes: 5.00.

Barn Birds: 2.75.

White Birds: 3.00.

Rabbits: Under 4 lbs 0.50-2.00; 4-6 lbs 4.00-6.00; 6+ lbs 6.00-11.50.

National Broiler Market At A Glance

Atlanta, Ga. Oct. 30, 2012 Report supplied by USDA

Whole broiler/fryer prices are trending fully steady to firm in the Midwest, steady to firm in the East and West. Offerings of all sizes are light to moderate for current trade needs. Retail and food service demand is light to moderate as Hurricane Sandy continues to generate disarray for production and transportation throughout the area. Floor stocks are closely balanced to light as many buyers are content with regular orders. Market activity is mostly moderate. In the parts structure, movement is light to moderate for early week business. Prices are steady for wings, steady to weak for the balance of parts. Offerings are light to moderate for wings and breast, moderate to heavy for dark meat and tenders. Market activity for parts is slow to moderate. In production areas, live supplies are moderate at mostly desirable weights. The Composite Weighted Average price for 10/29/12 is 88.83 compared to 84.81 a week earlier, and 74.55 a year ago.

SOURCE: USDA/AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis Branch. Atlanta, GA. 404.562.5850.

Buffalo Valley<\n>Produce Auction

Mifflinburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Carlisle <\n>Livestock Auction

Carlisle, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Carlisle Small <\n>Animal Auction

Carlisle, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

National Carlot<\n>Meat Report

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

USDA Carlot Meat 4:00 Summary, Compared to Previous Day Prices in dollars per hundredweight, Equated to FOB Omaha Basis.

NATIONAL BOXED BEEF CUTOUT: Boxed beef cutout values lower to sharply lower on light to moderate demand and moderate to heavy offerings. Select and Choice rib and loin cuts mostly steady while chuck and round items lower to sharply lower. Beef trimmings higher on light to moderate demand and offerings.

Estimated composite cutout value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 3.40 at 194.77; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 1.23 at 176.65; based on 86.90 loads of Choice cuts, 84.74 loads of Select cuts, 8.31 loads of Trimmings, and 47.58 loads of coarse ground trimmings.

CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUE: Estimated carcass price equivalent value of Choice 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 1.72 at 175.86; Select 1-3 600-900 lbs carcasses DN 0.64 at 168.08. Current index reflects the equivalent of 173,448 head of cattle.

NATIONAL 5 DAY-ROLLING CUTTER COW CUTOUT: The Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value was estimated at 160.14 DN 0.58.

BY-PRODUCT DROP VALUE: Hide and offal from a typical slaughter steer was estimated at 13.05, UP 0.02.

NATIONAL CARLOT PORK: Sales reported on 75.75 loads of pork cuts and 29.0 loads of trim/process pork. Compared to Tuesday’s Close: Fresh 1/4” trimmed loins unevenly steady; butts steady to weak; sknd hams 23-27 lbs steady to 2.00 lower; sdls bellies 14-16 lbs 5.00 higher; lean trimmings steady to 2.00 higher. Trading moderate, with light to moderate demand and mostly moderate offerings.

CARLOT LAMB CARCASS: DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4: (Head 500) 45- lbs, 36 head, wtd avg 346.33; 45-55 lbs, 50 head, wtd avg 299.90; 55-65 lbs, 135 head, wtd avg 295.44; 65-75 lbs, 51 head, wtd avg 260.12; 75-85 lbs, 50 head, wtd avg 249.00; 85+ lbs, 178 head, wtd avg 210.39.

ESTIMATED DAILY LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER Cattle: 111,000 Calves: 3,000; Hogs: 434,000; Sheep: 8,000.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. Lucy Clark, 515-284-4460.

Carlot Meat Trade<\n>Weekly Review

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

CARCASS PRICE EQUIVALENT INDEX VALUES: The carcass price equivalent index value of a Choice 600-900 lbs carcass was 3.34 higher at 187.32; Select 600-900 lbs carcass was 2.46 higher at 170.96 compared to last Friday.

FABRICATED BOXED BEEF CUTS AND BEEF CUTOUT VALUE: Boxed beef cutout values were higher on light to moderate demand and light offerings. This week was notable in that the Choice cutout value on Wednesday of 199.38 reached its highest point since October 2003, when the BSE situation was forefront. The majority of cutout gains for the week were mainly through solid appreciation of the rib and loin complexes for both Choice and Select. The chuck and round cuts trended generally steady overall, although some depreciation of chuck rolls and flats were noted late in the session. Thursday’s volume count of Choice and Select product under 100 loads is also an indication of increasing buyer resistance to the relatively high prices. Forward business was relatively quiet with the exception of 73% and 93% ground beef both priced consistent to spot levels. Beef trimmings were higher on light to moderate demand and light offerings. Fed cattle and blended grinds trended firm on light to moderate demand and offerings.

For the week: Select and Choice rib primal 7.00 higher; Select and Choice chuck primal steady to 1.00 higher; Select and Choice round primal steady to 1.00 higher; Select and Choice loin primal 5.00 to 8.00 higher; Beef trimmings 5.00 higher; Fed cattle and blended grinds mostly steady to 3.00 higher.

Composite of Boxed Beef Cutout Values: Choice 600/900# carcasses up 2.69 at 199.37, Select 600/900# carcasses up 2.10 at 182.55.

COW AND BULL CARCASS, BONELESS PROCESSING BEEF, CUTTER COW CUTOUT: Lean boneless processing beef prices and trimmings prices were firm to higher. Demand was moderate to good for heavy offerings. Trading activity was moderate to active. Improved food service demand and strong outfront sales supported prices.

Market activity on imported beef was moderate with prices generally steady. Demand was moderate to good for light offerings. Good demand for imported product, firm domestic prices and tight import supplies continued to support the market.

Cutter cow cutout values were firm on moderate demand and heavy offerings. Chuck, round, rib, loin and flank items closed mixed. 100% lean items were mixed. Stronger lean boneless prices supported cutout values.

Lean boneless beef 92-94% steady to firm; 90% firm to 1.00 higher; 85% firm to 1.00 higher; 81% 1.00 higher; 75% 1.00 to 3.00 higher; 65% mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; Other lean percentages were not fully established. 100% lean combo items were mixed. Cutter cow carcass gross cutout value for Thursday, October 25, 2012 was estimated at $160.02 per cwt, up 0.24 compared to last Friday.

CARLOT PORK AND PORK CARCASS CUTOUT VALUE: Fresh retail pork cuts saw vast amounts of offerings this week as harvest numbers are still running above seasonal norms. This combined with tightening margins saw packers try to support the cutout as much as possible, but with an early estimated 2,385,000 head to be harvested, packers were forced to take lower money for their abundance of product. This was seen in most every primal. Loins, both bone-in and boneless saw values fall sharply as retail ads, which dominated the demand of loin meat early in the month, diminished. Butts, like loins, saw a huge decrease in demand as retailers began to think of turkeys and hams for the upcoming holiday season. The supply of fresh ribs remains tight as many packers continue to make St. Louis and barbecue style spareribs to send to the freezer. Bone-in hams saw generally steady prices throughout the week, but increased pressure continues to attempt to force prices lower. 42% trimmings were in abundance throughout the industry and prices were lowered almost daily. Seedless bellies were not tested this week as packers continue to sell product on a market basis. All the while, retail demand for bacon continues to be very good.

Loins weak to 5.00 lower; butts 2.00-6.00 lower; spareribs steady to 3.00 lower; skinned hams 17-20 lbs unquoted, 20-27 lbs steady; sdls bellies 14-16 lbs not tested; 42% trim 8.00 lower; 72% trim mostly 2.00 lower from previous quote, bnls picnics not tested.

The composite cutout value of 53-54% 200 lbs. hog carcass was estimated at 85.67 per cwt. dn 3.38 from last Friday.

NORTHEAST COAST AND NORTH CENTRAL VEAL CARCASS, CUTS: The special fed veal carcass market was steady on packer owned calves while open market calves were unevenly steady to 15.00 lower. Trading was light to moderate, with moderate demand and offerings. Harvest numbers were 8% higher compared to last week. Dressed weights were down 7.3 pounds in the Northeast, down 1.3 pounds in the North Central, with the composite down 4.6 pounds.

Special fed veal cut prices were mostly steady with a firm undertone. Foreshank Osso Buco was sharply higher, square cut chucks, 7 rib chop ready racks and strip loins were firm, with skinned top rounds 15.00 higher. Demand was moderate to good with moderate offerings and trade activity.

LAMB: CARCASS & PELTS: Carcass lambs sales for the week, as of 10/25/2012 were steady to firm on lighter carcasses while steady to weak on heavier carcasses. Carcasses weighing less than 55 pounds were mostly .99 to 4.51 higher. 55 to 65 pound carcasses were 1.43 higher; 65 to 75 pound carcasses were 0.24 lower; 75 to 85 pounds were 0.20 lower; 85 lbs and higher traded mostly 0.19 lower. The National Lamb Carcass Cutout Report was 8.19 lower compared to last week at 268.03.

Pelt prices remain steady across all classes of pelts with a stronger undertone noted. Trading was light to moderate, with moderate demand and light to moderate offerings.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. Lucy Clark, 515-284-4460.

Chubb’s Hay Auction

Mifflinburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted.

Clover / Grass: 190.00.

Mixed: 140.00 round bale.

Ear Corn: 230.00.

East Fluid Milk<\n>& Cream Review

Madison, Wis.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

<.500>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 - 2.1764-2.5549.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices - 1.41-1.47. Northeast - Class III - spot prices - 1.52-1.57.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 39, Out 0; LAST WK: In 117, Out 0; LAST YR: In 144, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: THIS WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST YR: In 0, Out 0.

Hurricane Sandy caused significant interruptions in dairy manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region and in the southern portions of the Northeast. Numerous plant closures, for a day or two, occurred in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Some plants in other areas had periodic shut downs due to power outages with one major bottling plant remaining closed through Tuesday.

Class I demand is very strong as plants attempt to resupply retailers, who saw their inventories depleted prior to the storm. Most farm pickups were not delayed and volumes at balancing plants are heavy due to various manufacturing plant shut downs. Dairy product deliveries may be delayed due to trucking and transportation logistic problems caused by the storm. Repairs and cleanup will take a number of days, if not weeks, in the New York, New Jersey coastal areas.

Florida milk production appears to have turned the corner and is increasing as cooler weather has significantly improved cow comfort levels. Class I demand remains good, but has leveled off. Class I demand is expected to increase next week as Egg Nog production will increase as the holidays near. The increase in milk production has limited spot imports to 39 loads this week.

Milk production continues to increase in the Southeast region. Supplies are, for the most part, in balance with bottling demand. Manufacturing milk supplies continue to be held to their contract minimums. Due to the recent increase in rejected loads due to aflatoxin, bottling plants have increased testing to ensure product quality.

Cream supplies are becoming more readily available as increased volumes of standardized cream are coming off Class I bottling plants. The increased cream volumes expanded butter production early in the week as many cream based manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic region were closed, due to Hurricane Sandy. The increased cream supply combined with plant closures caused some cream loads to be shipped to the Midwest at a discount.

The cream multiple range expanded this week and ranged from 115- 135. Multiples for any given day varied and were dependent on location in relation to the storm. Demand for cream will increase as the storm abates and manufacturers resume their normal production schedules.

Demand for condensed skim milk declined this week, due to various plant shut downs caused by the storm, resulting in increased Class IV production. Demand for condensed skim is expected to bounce back later in the week as various manufacturing facilities come back online.

rick.whipp<\@>ams.usda.gov

Dairy Product<\n>Price Highlights

Washington, D. C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

<.600>BUTTER prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.89 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 3.6 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $2.07 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The price per pound decreased 1.7 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $2.03 per pound, down 3.7 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 63.0 cents per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 0.5 cents from the previous week.

NONFAT DRY MILK prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Grade A standards averaged $1.49 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 1.4 cents from the previous week.

Average Farm Feed<\n>Costs for Handy<\n>Reference

Ephrata, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

<.500>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 7.47 bu, 13.36 cwt.

Wheat, No. 2 8.35 bu, 13.94 cwt.

Barley, No. 3 5.03 bu, 10.77 cwt.

Oats, No. 2 4.26 bu, 13.29 cwt.

Soybeans, No. 2 14.90 bu, 24.88 cwt.

Ear Corn 203.94 ton, 10.20 cwt.

Alfalfa Hay 261.25 ton, 13.06 cwt.

Mixed Hay 246.88 ton, 12.34 cwt.

Timothy Hay 217.50 ton, 10.88 cwt.

Delmarva<\n>Broiler/Fryer

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Less-than-trucklot asking prices are unchanged at 87 to 95 cents. Movement of ready-to-cook whole birds remains at a standstill due to Hurricane Sandy. Offerings of all sizes are light to moderate. Live supplies are moderate at mostly desirable weights. Processor schedules are down, but anticipation is plants will possibly start operations tomorrow. Market activity is slow to moderate. In the parts complex, supplies are moderate.

Actual slaughter week ending 10/27/2012 was 10,005,947 at 6.41 lbs.

ESTIMATED SLAUGHTER OF BROILER / FRYERS IN DELMARVA:

Estimated Today: 0.

Actual Last Friday: 2080.

Avg. Weights Last Friday: 6.24.

Actual Last Tuesday: 2098.

Avg. Weight Last Tuesday: 6.24.

Broiler/fryer current negotiated prices for immediate delivery includes mostly multiple-drop shipments of branded and wing tagged to New York city from Delmarva.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Dewart Hay

Dewart, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

Prices per ton except where noted.

Grass: 80.00-170.00.

Mixed: 85.00-170.00.

Ear Corn: 145.00-160.00.

Dewart Livestock

Dewart, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Ag Market News

RECEIPTS: Cattle 67; Calves 166; Hogs 0; Feeder Pigs 10; Sheep 1; Goats: 10.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher on a light supply due to the hurricane. Cattle supply included 11 steers and heifers, 50 slaughter cows, 1 bulls, and 5 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE.PRIME: 1262 lbs 105.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1234-1300 lbs 98.00; SELECT 1-3: 1142-1472 lbs 90.00-95.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 80.00-81.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 76.00-78.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.50-76.00, High dress 78.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 67.00-73.00, High dress 73.50-75.00, Low dress 62.00-67.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1006 lbs 86.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED 1: 448 lbs 115.00; MED 2: 782 lbs 82.50.

FEEDER BULLS: LGE 3: 430 lbs 65.00.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale Holstein bull calves sold steady to firm. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 94-120 lbs 110.00-125.00, 80-92 lbs 95.00-110.00; #2: 94-116 lbs 97.50-115.00, 80-92 lbs 85.00-100.00; #3: 94-118 lbs 70.00-100.00, 80-92 lbs 60.00-82.50; UTILITY: 70-112 lbs 30.00-67.50, 60-68 lbs 10.00-27.50.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-112 lbs 130.00-157.50; #2: 80-102 lbs 80.00-120.00.

FEEDER PIGS (hd): US 1-3: 30-40 lbs 20.00-22.50, 50 lbs 27.50-37.50.

RAMS: 194 lbs 60.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 50 lbs 70.00; SEL 2: 20-30 lbs 20.00-25.00, 40-50 lbs 35.00-55.00.

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

NOTE: Next Monthly Feeder Cattle Sale Nov. 5.

A & C Diffenbach<\n>Hay Auction Center

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Dill’s Hay Auction

Wyoming, Del.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012

Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per bale except where noted.

Fair Hay: 3.00-4.75.

Rough Hay: 2.00-3.00.

Cob Corn: 3.00 ½-bu.

Dill’s Livestock <\n>Auction

Wyoming, Del.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

COWS: Good: 74.00-78.25; Fair: 65.00-70.00; Shelly: 52.00-61.00.

BULLS: Heavy: 67.50-91.75.

FEEDERS: Rough: 62.50-85.00.

BULL CALVES: Good: 95-115 lbs 57.00-70.00; Fair: 40.00-52.00; Rough: 60-90 lbs 5.00-35.00.

EWES: 62.00-107.00.

RAMS: 95.00-122.00.

LAMBS: Rough: 102.00-122.00.

BILLIES (hd): Small: 35.00-70.00.

NANNIES (hd): Small: 65.00-105.00.

PYGMIES (hd): 45.00-60.00.

NOTE: Storm report from Jennifer Dill — We had one tree fall over on the fence line. No other damage except lots of branches falling from the wind. We were very fortunate, no power outages in our area. There were some within the town of Wyoming.

Dill’s Small <\n>Animal Auction

Wyoming, Del.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012

Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per each except where noted.

Roosters: 7.50-10.00.

Hens: 5.00-6.50.

Banty Roosters: 1.50-3.50.

Muscovy Drakes: 5.00-6.50.

Muscovy Hens: 3.00-3.50.

Other Ducks: 5.50-8.00.

White Kings: 1.50.

Guineas: 3.00.

Rabbits: Small: 1.00-2.50; Large: 9.50-19.00.

Eggs (doz): Small: 1.40; Large: 2.00-2.20.

Direct Slaughter<\n>Cattle Market

St. Joseph, Mo.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Negotiated cash trade was limited on light demand in the Southern Plains. The latest established market in Texas was on Tuesday with live sales at 127.00. On Tuesday in Kansas live sales traded at 126.00. Trade and demand was light to moderate in the Northern Plains on Wednesday. Few early sales in Nebraska traded from 125.00-127.00 and at 197.00, however not enough sales for an adequate market test. The latest established market was last week, with live sales mostly from 127.00-127.50 and dressed sales at 197.00. In Colorado compared to last week, live sales traded steady to .50 lower at 127.00. In the Western Cornbelt trade and demand was light. Few early live sales traded steady from 125.00-126.00. Not enough dressed sales for an adequate market test. The latest established dressed market was last week was at 198.00.

NEGOTIATED SALES: Confirmed: 21,409; Week ago: 5,192; Year ago: 11,361; Wk to Date: 50,446; Week ago to Date: 8,621; Year ago to Date: 121,197.

NEGOTIATED, FORMULA AND CONTRACT PURCHASES DELIVERED TO PACKERS TODAY: Today: 74,200; Week Ago: 79,800; Year Ago: 85,400; Wk to Date: 247,300; Week Ago to Date: 255,700; Year Ago to Date: 262,500.

NEGOTIATED, FORMULA AND CONTRACT COMMITMENTS TODAY: (generally for slaughter within 7 days) Today: 73,000; Week Ago: 70,700; Year Ago: 58,400; Wk to Date: 273,000; Week Ago to Date: 217,300; Year Ago to Date: 301,600.

NEGOTIATED: prices paid for Domestic Slaughter steers and heifers:

LIVE BASIS: STEERS: Over 80% Choice: 125.00-127.00, avg 125.92; 65-80% Choice: 125.00-126.50, avg 125.47; 35-65% Choice: 126.00-127.00, avg 126.44; Total all grades: 125.00-127.00, avg 125.96.

LIVE BASIS: HEIFERS: Over 80% Choice: 125.00-126.00, avg 125.87; 65-80% Choice: 124.00-127.00, avg 126.35; 35-65% Choice: 125.00-127.00, avg 126.56; Total all grades: 124.00-127.00, avg 126.27.

DRESSED BASIS: STEERS: Over 80% Choice: 197.00-197.00, avg 197.00; 65-80% Choice: 195.00-197.00, avg 196.17; Total all grades: 195.00-197.00, avg 196.27.

DRESSED BASIS: HEIFERS: Over 80% Choice: 195.00-196.00, avg 195.86; 65-80% Choice: 195.00-197.00, avg 196.67; 35-65% Choice: 197.00-197.00, avg 197.00; Total all grades: 195.00-197.00, avg 196.64.

FORMULA PURCHASES: prices established on previous reporting day for slaughtered cattle.

BEEF TYPE: DOMESTIC: Head count priced today: 53,900; Weighted avg weight: 871; Weighted avg net price: 199.39.

Covers transactions reported at 2:00 pm today. Comments and market conditions may include information gathered from voluntary sources, all prices, weights and head counts are only those gathered through the mandatory reporting system.

Source: USDA Market News Service, St Joseph, MO. 816-238-0678.

Weekly East Region<\n>Breaking Stock Eggs

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices are higher on breaking stock, steady on checks and undergrades. Offerings are sufficient for trade needs with mostly normal breaking schedules. Demand is light. Breakers are assessing potential damages in the wake of hazardous weather conditions on the East Coast. Market activity is slow to instances moderate. The Eastern region shell egg breaking stock inventory is 8 percent higher than a week ago and the national shell egg inventory is 8.1 percent higher.

Prices in cents per dozen, delivered to breakers, 48 lb. minimum net weight per 30 dozen case, eggs from table egg layers. Packaging may vary.

BREAKING STOCK: 85-97, mostly 87-93.

CHECKS & UNDER GRADES: 69-78, mostly 73.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis Atlanta, GA 404-562-5850.

Eastern Region<\n>Miscellaneous Poultry

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

For delivery the week of Oct. 22, 2012.

DUCKLINGS: Prices negotiated by first receivers, U.S. Grade A, 4-5 pounds, Delivered in trucklot and pool trucklot quantities, cents per pound.

LONG ISLAND: Frozen: 221-225, Fresh: 226-232.

MIDWEST: Frozen: 195-212, Fresh: 200-216.

ROASTERS: Prices negotiated by first receivers, us grade a and plant grade, 5 Pounds and up, delivered, cents per pound.

ICE PACKED: (12 per box) 77.00-88.25, mostly 79.00-84.00.

VACUUM PACKED: (6-9 per box) 82.00-90.00, mostly 82.00-86.00.

SQUABS: New York area wholesale prices, frozen, plant grade, dollars per dozen, 1 to 10 boxes.

11 OZ: 74.88-99.79.

13 OZ: 82.80-114.54.

15 OZ: 90.00-120.34.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Eastern Cornbelt<\n>Ethanol Report

Springfield, Ill.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Corn is spot bid at selected Ethanol plants in the Eastern Cornbelt as of 9:00 A.M. Distiller Grains with Solubles (DGS) and Industrial Corn Oil is offers FOB Ethanol plants. Ethanol is the spot market, FOB the plant. Prices quoted: corn dollars/bushel, DGS dollars/ton, ethanol dollars/gallon corn oil cents/ pound.

YELLOW CORN: 7.4000-7.8500, up 4.5, -5z to 40z, unch. MI,IL MOSTLY: 7.4000-7.6000, -5z to 15z. OH,IN MOSTLY: 7.6500-7.8500, 20z to 40z.

DRIED DISTILLERS GRAIN: (10% Moisture) 260.00-280.00, dn 5-unch.

MODIFIED WET DISTILLERS GRAIN: (50-55% Moisture) 123.00-135.00, unch.

INDUSTRIAL CORN OIL: 31.00-34.00, unch.

ETHANOL: Illinois: 2.35-2.40, unch.

Bio-Energy Report Notes: Protein content 25-30% for most distiller grains on a dry matter basis. Modified Wet Distillers Grain is a partially dried product. Wet Distillers Grain is a non-dried product. Industrial Grade corn oil is intended for animal feed or bio-fuel and is not Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) for human consumption. Yellow Corn = US #2.

Source: USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Service, Springfield, IL. Jerry Millburg, 217-782-4925.

EC Direct<\n>Feeder Cattle

Springfield, Ill.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Eastern Cornbelt Direct Feeder Cattle Summary Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

Reported sales this week: 213; Last Week: 245; Last year: 496.

No trend available for feeder steers and heifers due to limited receipts in recent weeks. Prices based on net weights FOB after a 3 percent shrink or equivalent and 5-10 cent slide on calves and 4-6 cent slide on yearlings from base weights. Delivered prices include freight, commissions and other expenses. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: Current Delivery: FOB Basis: 2 loads 950 lbs 129.50.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: Current Delivery: FOB Basis: load 1007 lbs 91.22. Delivered Basis: load 857 lbs 98.25.

FEEDER HEIFERS: No test.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 105 head, 950 lbs 129.50, Current FOB.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 50 head, 1007 lbs 91.22, Current FOB; 58 head, 857 lbs 98.25, Current Del.

Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News Oklahoma City, OK. 405-232-5425, Joe Massey.

Eastern Cornbelt Hogs

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Afternoon Hog Report Based on State of Origin. Plant delivered purchase data as of 1:30 p.m.

Current Volume by Purchase Type: Barrows and Gilts Live and Carcass Basis: PRODUCER SOLD:

NEGOTIATED: Estimated Today: 10394; Actual Today: 8614; Actual Week Ago: 7077; Actual Year Ago: 7311.

OTHER MARKET FORMULA: Estimated Today: 510; Actual Today: 175; Actual Week Ago: 12838; Actual Year Ago: 1744.

SWINE/PORK MARKET FORMULA: Estimated Today: 44127; Actual Today: 22730; Actual Week Ago: 23285; Actual Year Ago: 20991.

OTHER PURCHASE ARRANGEMENT: Estimated Today: 16875; Actual Today: 15135; Actual Week Ago: 18707; Actual Year Ago: 19687.

PACKER SOLD (all purchase types): Estimated Today: 3555; Actual Today: 2565; Actual Week Ago: 710; Actual Year Ago: 3900.

NEGOTIATED PURCHASE (Including Packer Sold): Barrows/Gilts (carcass basis): 7780. Compared to Prior Day’s closing weighted average, 0.10 lower. Base Price Range $78.12-$81.00, Weighted Average $79.57.

MEASUREMENTS BASED ON SLAUGHTER DATA SUBMITTED: 5-Day Rolling Average Market Hog: 191.47 lb carcass, 0.70 inch back-fat, 7.02 square inch loin/2.34 inch loin depth, FFLI: 52.18%; Price Range $83.12-$86.87.

SWINE/PORK MARKET FORMULA PURCHASE (Including Packer Sold): Barrows/Gilts (carcass basis): 22851. Base Price Range $75.83-$91.68, Weighted Average $80.11.

NEGOTIATED PURCHASE (Including Packer Sold): Barrows/Gilts (live basis, 240-300 lbs): 317. Prices not reported due to confidentiality.

BARROWS/GILTS PURCHASE BY STATE OF ORIGIN: Alabama: 346; Illinois: 13,993; Indiana: 8,170; Kentucky: 1,224; Michigan: 4,069; North Carolina: 2,123; New York: 360; Ohio: 10,997; Pennsylvania: 3,510; South Carolina: 335; Tennessee: 1,350; Wisconsin: 759.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. 515-284-4460.

National Egg <\n>Market At A Glance

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Regional and New York prices are steady with a fully steady undertone. Supplies are mixed, usually moderate and held with confidence. The total shell egg inventory is 8.1 percent higher than a week ago. On the East Coast heavy rain, wind and flooding continue to cause disruption to several businesses with closures and delays noted. Demand into retail and food service channels is mostly moderate to good however in the Midwest and West Coast light to moderate. Market activity is moderate. Breaking stock offerings are light to moderate; breaking schedules are mostly normal. Spent fowl offerings are moderate to heavy for the light to fair demand.

SOURCE: USDA, AMS, Poultry programs, market news & analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404.562.5850.

Eighty Four<\n>Livestock Auction

Eighty Four, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

RECEIPTS: Cattle 117; Calves 94; Hogs: 22; Sheep 2; Goats 23.

STEERS: Dry Fed: 114.00.

COWS: Commercial: 67.00-79.00; Canners/Cutters: 52.00-66.50; Shells: 50.00 and down.

BULLS: 85.00-98.50.

FEEDER STEERS/BULLS: 300-400 lbs 112.00-135.00, 400-500 lbs 105.00-122.00, 500-600 lbs 110.00-130.00, 700-800 lbs 104.00-122.00, 800-900 lbs 106.00-120.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: 300-400 lbs 105.00-120.00, 400-500 lbs 97.50-112.50, 600-700 lbs 94.00-107.00, 700-800 lbs 102.00-113.00, 800-900 lbs 98.00-107.00.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: Back to Farm: 105.00-132.50; Utility: 60.00 and down.

FEEDER PIGS (hd): 5.00-30.00.

KIDS (hd): 65.00-105.00.

NANNIES (hd): 80.00-101.00.

Ethanol Weekly Report

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Ethanol ($/gal)

IOWA: This wk 2.28-2.40, Last wk 2.30-2.36, Yr ago 2.70-2.76; MINNESOTA: Last wk 2.31-2.45, Yr ago 2.69-2.75; NEBRASKA: This wk 2.28-2.39, Last wk 2.27-2.37, Yr ago 2.66-2.77; S. DAKOTA: Last wk 2.24-2.34, Yr ago 2.60-2.68; ILLINOIS: This wk 2.35-2.40, Last wk 2.35-2.40, Yr ago 2.80-2.81; WISCONSIN: This wl 2.39; KANSAS: This wk 2.35, Last wk 2.35, Yr ago 2.70-2.83.

Distiller Grains 10% Moisture ($/ton)

IOWA: This wk 260.00-275.00, Last wk 260.00-275.00, Yr ago 209.00-220.00; MINNESOTA: This wk 255.00-260.00, Last wk 250.00-260.00, Yr ago 198.00-210.00; NEBRASKA: This wk 260.00-285.00, Last wk 260.00-300.00, Yr ago 210.00-235.00; S. DAKOTA: This wk 255.00-267.00, Last wk 260.00-273.50, Yr ago 205.00-207.00; E. CORNBELT: This wk 265.00-280.00, Last wk 270.00-280.00, Yr ago 210.00-225.00; WISCONSIN: This wk 265.00-275.00, Last wk 265.00-280.00, Yr ago 200.00; KANSAS: This wk 275.00-300.00, Last wk 275.00-300.00, Yr ago 220.00-243.50.

Distiller Grains 65% Moisture ($/ton)

IOWA: Last wk 88.00-92.00, Yr ago 62.75-77.00; MINNESOTA: This wk 85.00, Last wk 100.00, Yr ago 65.00; NEBRASKA: This wk 97.00-116.50, Last wk 97.00-110.00, Yr ago 68.00-81.00; S. DAKOTA: This wk 95.00-99.00, Last wk 99.00-100.00, Yr ago 67.00-77.00; E. CORNBELT: Yr ago 58.00-81.00; WISCONSIN: Yr ago 58.00-59.00; KANSAS: This wk 95.00-112.00, Last wk 95.00-115.00, Yr ago 74.00-95.00.

Corn ($/bu)

IOWA: This wk 7.22-7.62, Last wk 7.45-7.65, Yr ago 6.16-6.38; MINNESOTA: This wk 6.89-7.27, Last wk 7.27-7.45, Yr ago 6.23-6.33; NEBRASKA: This wk 7.37-7.57, Last wk 7.50-7.75, Yr ago 6.26-6.51; S. DAKOTA: This wk 6.87-7.47, Last wk 6.93-7.65, Yr ago 5.98-6.23; E. CORNBELT: This wk 7.44-7.84, Last wk 7.63-8.03, Yr ago 6.37-6.91; WISCONSIN: This wk 6.94-7.42, Last wk 7.10-7.60, Yr ago 6.11-6.23; KANSAS: This wk 7.30-7.42, Last wk 7.48-7.60, Yr ago 6.71-6.93.

Source: USDA Livestock & Grain Market News. 515-284-4460. Des Moines, Iowa.

Corn Belt<\n>Feedstuffs

St. Joseph, Mo.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Wholesale Bids. Truck or Rail dollars per ton.

Feedstuff prices were mixed for the week. Demand moderate to good. Wheat mids were lower as supplies are readily available. Corn by-products saw some pressure from the lower corn market.

SOYBEAN MEAL: 48 percent rail was 20 cents lower to 1.80 higher from 494.00- 500.00 per ton. 48 percent truck was 20 cents lower to 1.80 higher from 488.00- 496.00 per ton.

CORN BY-PRODUCTS: Corn Gluten Feed 21 percent, FOB Midwest barge was steady to 5.00 lower from 215.00-230.00 per ton; rail was 5.00-10.00 lower from 215.00- 220.00 per ton; truck was 5.00-8.00 lower from 222.00-230.00 per ton; weighted average was 6.45 lower at 220.80 per ton. Weighted average price based on the movement volume by transportation method. Wet corn gluten feed 50-60 percent moisture was steady to 13.00 lower from 90.00-123.00, mostly 100.00-120.00 per ton. 60 percent Corn Gluten Meal, FOB Midwest barge was 20.00 lower to 5.00 higher from 720.00-785.00 per ton; rail was 15.00-20.00 lower from 720.00-810.00 per ton; truck was 5.00-10.00 lower from 750.00-820.00 per ton; weighted average was 13.46 lower at 763.71 per ton. Weighted average price based on the movement volume by transportation method. Hominy Feed, Central Illinois Point rail was 15.00 lower to 5.00 higher from 230.00-260.00 per ton; trucks were steady to 15.00 lower from 235.00-260.00 per ton. Crude Corn Oil was steady from 53.50- 55.50 cents per pound.

MILLFEEDS: Chicago was 10.00-15.00 lower from 225.00-230.00 per ton; Buffalo was 5.00 lower to 10.00 higher from 215.00-220.00 per ton.

DISTILLER’S DRIED GRAINS: Eastern Corn-belt was steady to 15.00 lower from 265.00-280.00 per ton; Chicago area was steady to 2.00 higher from 270.00-272.00 per ton; Lawrenceburg, IN was not available per ton; Nebraska was 6.00 lower to 5.00 higher from 265.00-297.00 per ton; Minnesota was steady from 255.00-260.00 per ton; Kansas was steady to 5.00 higher from 280.00-300.00 per ton. Iowa was steady from 260.00-275.00 per ton. Northern Missouri was steady at 255.00 per ton.

ALFALFA PELLETS: Toledo, Ohio 17 percent dehydrated were steady from 390.00- 395.00 per ton; meal was steady from 395.00-400.00 per ton, with 1/2 percent oil from 396.00-401.00 per ton, and with 1 percent oil from 402.00-407.00 per ton.

Source: USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO. Baldemar Ortiz, 816-238-0678.

Finger Lakes<\n>Hay Auction

Penn Yan, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted. 24 total loads.

Alfalfa Mix: 310.00.

Mixed: 110.00-205.00.

Timothy: 145.00-195.00.

Grass: 145.00-210.00.

Straw: 175.00.

Finger Lakes<\n>Livestock Exchange

Canandaigua, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

DAIRY COWS FOR SLAUGHTER: Bone utility: 68.00-80.00; Canners/Cutters: 38.00-74.00.

DAIRY BULLS FOR SLAUGHTER: High Yield: 76.00-92.00.

SLAUGHTER CALVES: Bobs 95-110 lbs 40.00-60.00, 80-95 lbs 30.00-57.00, 60-80 lbs 25.00-55.00.

DAIRY CALVES (return to feed): Bulls: 95+ lbs 70.00-117.50, 80-95 lbs 65.00-110.00, 70-80 lbs 60.00-80.00. Heifers: 75.00-110.00.

BEEF STEERS: Choice: 106.50-127.50; Select: 85.00-99.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: Choice: 106.50-104.00; Select: 82.50-92.00.

FEEDER PIGS: US 1-3: 1.00-55.00.

MARKET LAMBS: Choice: 80-100 lbs 51.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: Med: 25.00.

RAMS: Choice: 130+ lbs 52.00.

BILLIES: Lge: 110+ lbs 75.00-160.00.

Finger Lakes<\n>Produce Auction

Penn Yan, New York<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

East Fluid Milk<\n>& Cream Review

Madison, Wis.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

<.500>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 - 2.1764-2.5549.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices - 1.41-1.47. Northeast - Class III - spot prices - 1.52-1.57.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 39, Out 0; LAST WK: In 117, Out 0; LAST YR: In 144, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: THIS WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST YR: In 0, Out 0.

Hurricane Sandy caused significant interruptions in dairy manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region and in the southern portions of the Northeast. Numerous plant closures, for a day or two, occurred in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Some plants in other areas had periodic shut downs due to power outages with one major bottling plant remaining closed through Tuesday.

Class I demand is very strong as plants attempt to resupply retailers, who saw their inventories depleted prior to the storm. Most farm pickups were not delayed and volumes at balancing plants are heavy due to various manufacturing plant shut downs. Dairy product deliveries may be delayed due to trucking and transportation logistic problems caused by the storm. Repairs and cleanup will take a number of days, if not weeks, in the New York, New Jersey coastal areas.

Florida milk production appears to have turned the corner and is increasing as cooler weather has significantly improved cow comfort levels. Class I demand remains good, but has leveled off. Class I demand is expected to increase next week as Egg Nog production will increase as the holidays near. The increase in milk production has limited spot imports to 39 loads this week.

Milk production continues to increase in the Southeast region. Supplies are, for the most part, in balance with bottling demand. Manufacturing milk supplies continue to be held to their contract minimums. Due to the recent increase in rejected loads due to aflatoxin, bottling plants have increased testing to ensure product quality.

Cream supplies are becoming more readily available as increased volumes of standardized cream are coming off Class I bottling plants. The increased cream volumes expanded butter production early in the week as many cream based manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic region were closed, due to Hurricane Sandy. The increased cream supply combined with plant closures caused some cream loads to be shipped to the Midwest at a discount.

The cream multiple range expanded this week and ranged from 115- 135. Multiples for any given day varied and were dependent on location in relation to the storm. Demand for cream will increase as the storm abates and manufacturers resume their normal production schedules.

Demand for condensed skim milk declined this week, due to various plant shut downs caused by the storm, resulting in increased Class IV production. Demand for condensed skim is expected to bounce back later in the week as various manufacturing facilities come back online.

rick.whipp<\@>ams.usda.gov

Dairy Product<\n>Price Highlights

Washington, D. C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

<.600>BUTTER prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.89 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 3.6 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $2.07 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The price per pound decreased 1.7 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $2.03 per pound, down 3.7 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 63.0 cents per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 0.5 cents from the previous week.

NONFAT DRY MILK prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Grade A standards averaged $1.49 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 1.4 cents from the previous week.

Average Farm Feed<\n>Costs for Handy<\n>Reference

Ephrata, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

<.500>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 7.47 bu, 13.36 cwt.

Wheat, No. 2 8.35 bu, 13.94 cwt.

Barley, No. 3 5.03 bu, 10.77 cwt.

Oats, No. 2 4.26 bu, 13.29 cwt.

Soybeans, No. 2 14.90 bu, 24.88 cwt.

Ear Corn 203.94 ton, 10.20 cwt.

Alfalfa Hay 261.25 ton, 13.06 cwt.

Mixed Hay 246.88 ton, 12.34 cwt.

Timothy Hay 217.50 ton, 10.88 cwt.

Four States Livestock<\n>Monday Sales

Hagerstown, Md.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Steady prices. Breakers: 75.00; Boners: 68.00-72.00, High dress 78.00-79.00; Lean: 66.00-70.00; Thin/Light: 65.00 and down.

FED STEERS: Select: 1200 lbs 108.00.

CALVES RETURNING TO FARM: 15.00-25.00 higher. HOLSTEIN BULL: #1: 95-115 lbs 120.00-130.00, 86-94 lbs 85.00-102.00; #2: 95-115 lbs up to 110.00. HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-100 lbs 112.00-127.00. BROWN SWISS BULLS: 90 lbs 80.00.

SLAUGHTER CALVES: Good: 80-100 lbs 60.00 and down.

BUTCHER HOGS: 190-250 lbs 60.00.

NOTE: Stock cow sale Nov. 7.

Four States Livestock<\n>Wednesday Sale

Hagerstown, Md.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

SLAUGHTER COWS: 110 Head; 1.00 higher. Breakers: 71.00-76.00, High dress up to 77.50; Boners: 70.00-75.00, Low dress 67.00-69.00; Lean: 62.00-68.00; Thin/Light: 61.00 and down.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: 3 head. YG 2: 1200-1400 lbs 84.00-88.00; Jersey: 1294 lbs 78.00.

FED HEIFERS: Low Choice: 1300-1400 lbs 114.00-119.00.

DAIRY REPLACEMENTS (hd): Short Bred Jersey: 575.00.

CALVES: 149 head; 10.00 higher. HOLSTEIN BULL RETURNING TO FARM: #1: 94-116 lbs 110.00-122.00, 118-125 lbs 100.00-110.00, 80-92 lbs 82.00-102.00; #2: 94-118 lbs 90.00-110.00, 80-92 lbs 67.00-80.00. HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 78-115 lbs 115.00-130.00.

OTHER CALVES: Jersey: 60 lbs 160.00; Beef Cross Calves: 70-100 lbs 180.00-220.00.

BUTCHER HOGS: 50 head; Good demand. US 1-2: 250-325 lbs 69.00-76.00; US 1-3: 260-325 lbs 64.00-72.00, 350-375 lbs 64.00-67.00, 390-400 lbs 73.00-78.00.

SOWS: 1 head. 646 lbs 60.00.

Stock Cattle: 37 head. No trend available. Prices for Med/Lge Frames.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Shorthorn 378 lbs 128.00; 400-600 lbs 100.00-117.00.

FEEDER BULLS: Good Black 324 lbs 140.00; 350-550 lbs 108.00-122.00, 690 lbs 104.00; Red Angus 1010 lbs 96.00.

LAMBS: Feeders: 35-65 lbs 130.00-135.00.

EWES:10 head. 90-120 lbs 57.00-67.00.

Pigs/Shoats: 33 head.

PIGS/SHOATS (hd): 30-50 lbs 25.00-36.00.

PIGS/SHOATS (lb): 140 lbs 78.00, 190-200 lbs 80.00-94.00.

NOTE: Stock cow sale Nov. 7. Feeder sales Nov. 14 and 28. Dairy sale Nov. 21.

Friend’s Stockyard

Accident, Md.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

STOCK STEERS & BULLS: 200-500 lbs up to 160.00, 500-850 lbs 85.00-111.00.

STOCK HEIFERS: 80.00-120.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: Good/Choice: 110.00-122.50; Med/Good: 100.00-111.00; Heavy Choice: 1450+ lbs 100.00-114.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: Good/Choice: 75.00-95.00; Light: 75.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: Good/Choice: 105.00-120.00; Med/Good: 85.00-103.00.

BULLS: Heavy: 81.00-92.00; Light: 68.00-85.00.

COWS: Utility: 75.00-79.00; Commercial/Good: 60.00-77.00; Culls: 60.00 and down.

VEALERS: Good/Choice: 75.00-135.00; Med/Good: 45.00-74.00; Bob Calves: 60.00 and down.

CALVES RETURN TO FARM: HOLSTEIN BULLS: 85-120 lbs up to 105.00. HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: 85-120 lbs up to 120.00. BEEF CROSS CALVES: up to 95.00.

HOGS: up to 78.50.

SOWS: 30.00-52.00.

LAMBS: up to 125.00.

GOATS (hd): 85.00-120.00.

NOTE: Fall feeder cattle sale Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.

East Fluid Milk<\n>& Cream Review

Madison, Wis.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

<.500>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 - 2.1764-2.5549.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices - 1.41-1.47. Northeast - Class III - spot prices - 1.52-1.57.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 39, Out 0; LAST WK: In 117, Out 0; LAST YR: In 144, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: THIS WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST WK: In 0, Out 0; LAST YR: In 0, Out 0.

Hurricane Sandy caused significant interruptions in dairy manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region and in the southern portions of the Northeast. Numerous plant closures, for a day or two, occurred in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Some plants in other areas had periodic shut downs due to power outages with one major bottling plant remaining closed through Tuesday.

Class I demand is very strong as plants attempt to resupply retailers, who saw their inventories depleted prior to the storm. Most farm pickups were not delayed and volumes at balancing plants are heavy due to various manufacturing plant shut downs. Dairy product deliveries may be delayed due to trucking and transportation logistic problems caused by the storm. Repairs and cleanup will take a number of days, if not weeks, in the New York, New Jersey coastal areas.

Florida milk production appears to have turned the corner and is increasing as cooler weather has significantly improved cow comfort levels. Class I demand remains good, but has leveled off. Class I demand is expected to increase next week as Egg Nog production will increase as the holidays near. The increase in milk production has limited spot imports to 39 loads this week.

Milk production continues to increase in the Southeast region. Supplies are, for the most part, in balance with bottling demand. Manufacturing milk supplies continue to be held to their contract minimums. Due to the recent increase in rejected loads due to aflatoxin, bottling plants have increased testing to ensure product quality.

Cream supplies are becoming more readily available as increased volumes of standardized cream are coming off Class I bottling plants. The increased cream volumes expanded butter production early in the week as many cream based manufacturers in the Mid-Atlantic region were closed, due to Hurricane Sandy. The increased cream supply combined with plant closures caused some cream loads to be shipped to the Midwest at a discount.

The cream multiple range expanded this week and ranged from 115- 135. Multiples for any given day varied and were dependent on location in relation to the storm. Demand for cream will increase as the storm abates and manufacturers resume their normal production schedules.

Demand for condensed skim milk declined this week, due to various plant shut downs caused by the storm, resulting in increased Class IV production. Demand for condensed skim is expected to bounce back later in the week as various manufacturing facilities come back online.

rick.whipp<\@>ams.usda.gov

Dairy Product<\n>Price Highlights

Washington, D. C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

<.600>BUTTER prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.89 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 3.6 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $2.07 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The price per pound decreased 1.7 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $2.03 per pound, down 3.7 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 63.0 cents per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 0.5 cents from the previous week.

NONFAT DRY MILK prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Grade A standards averaged $1.49 per pound for the week ending October 27, 2012. The US price per pound increased 1.4 cents from the previous week.

Average Farm Feed<\n>Costs for Handy<\n>Reference

Ephrata, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

<.500>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 7.47 bu, 13.36 cwt.

Wheat, No. 2 8.35 bu, 13.94 cwt.

Barley, No. 3 5.03 bu, 10.77 cwt.

Oats, No. 2 4.26 bu, 13.29 cwt.

Soybeans, No. 2 14.90 bu, 24.88 cwt.

Ear Corn 203.94 ton, 10.20 cwt.

Alfalfa Hay 261.25 ton, 13.06 cwt.

Mixed Hay 246.88 ton, 12.34 cwt.

Timothy Hay 217.50 ton, 10.88 cwt.

Grantsville Hay

Grantsville, Md.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012 <\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per bale except where noted.

GRASS: 2nd Cutting up to 2.25.

Grantsville Livestock

Grantsville, Md.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012 <\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

STOCK STEERS/BULLS: 200-500 lbs 120.00-165.00.

STOCK HEIFERS: 200-500 lbs 100.00-135.00.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: Good/Choice: up to 110.00; Med/Good: 55.00-98.50.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: Good: 75.00-86.00; Light: up to 95.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: Good/Choice: up to 100.00; Med/Good: 55.00-89.00.

BULLS: Heavy: 70.00-96.50; Light: 65.00-104.50.

COWS: Utility: 70.00-76.00; Canners: 52.00-64.00; Culls: 50.00 and down.

BOB CALVES: 30.00 and down.

CALVES RETURN TO FARM: HOLSTEIN BULLS: 90-120 lbs up to 75.00. HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: up to 60.00.

BEEF CROSS CALVES: up to 100.00.

HOGS: Top Quality: up to 80.00; Heavy: up to 78.00; Light: 50.00-74.00.

FEEDER PIGS (hd): up to 50.00.

SOWS: up to 48.00.

BOARS: 11.00-31.00.

LAMBS: 70-85 lbs up to 147.50, 85-125 lbs up to 125.00, 30-60 lbs up to 140.00.

SHEEP: up to 80.00.

GOATS (hd): Lge: 100.00-160.00; Med: 50.00-90.00; Sm: 10.00-40.00.

KIDS (hd): 5.00-40.00.

Graystone Small<\n>Animal Sale

East Petersburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No sale due to Hurricane Sandy.

Greencastle <\n>Hay Auction

Greencastle. Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

No report available.

Greencastle Livestock<\n>Monday Auction

Greencastle, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

RECEIPTS: Cattle 158, Calves 329, Hogs 0, Feeder Pigs 0, Sheep 12, Goats 25.

Compared to last week’s sale, no rends available because of limited supplies due to Hurricane Sandy. Cattle supply included 15 steers and heifers, 128 cows, 7 bulls, and 8 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1328-1538 lbs 124.00-126.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1464-1534 lbs 122.50-123.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 69.50-74.50, High dress 77.50-79.00, Low dress 65.00-67.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 65.50-71.00, High dress 73.00-75.00, Low dress 60.00-64.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 62.50-67.50, Low dress 57.00-61.00; LIGHT LEAN: 85-92% lean, Low dress 45.00-49.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1212-2002 lbs 86.00-93.50, high dress 1362-1650 lbs 100.50-109.00, low dress 1628-2132 lbs 81.00-86.50.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 15.00-25.00 higher. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 96-124 lbs 140.00-147.00, 80-92 lbs 87.50-117.50; #2: 80-122 lbs 95.00-140.00, mostly 115.00-127.00; #3: 76-108 lbs 60.00-87.50; UTILITY: 56-104 lbs 10.00-60.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 98 lbs 127.50.

SOWS: 300-500 lbs 41.00-47.00.

BOARS: 516 lbs 11.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE 2-3: 80-120 lbs 127.50-132.50, 120-140 lbs 127.50-135.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 1-2: 170-190 lbs 52.50-67.50.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 60.00-77.50, 80-100 lbs 75.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES (hd): SEL 1: 80-130 lbs 107.50-113.50; SEL 2: 80-130 lbs 80.00-95.00.

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

Greencastle Livestock<\n>Thursday Auction

Greencastle, Pa.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

RECEIPTS: Cattle 203; Calves 275; Hogs 0; Feeder Pigs 0; Sheep 0; Goats 0.

Compared to last week’s sale, Slaughter cows sold mostly .50 to 1.00 lower. Cattle supply included 6 steers and heifers, 184 slaughter cows, 5 bulls, and 8 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 76.50, Low dress 72.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.00, Low dress 67.00-69.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 67.00-71.00, High dress 71.25, Low dress 63.25-66.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 61.50-65.00, High dress 65.75-68.50, Low dress 58.50-61.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 2090 lbs 88.50; YG 2: 1080-2324 lbs 84.00-84.50.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale Holstein bull calves sold 15.00 lower. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 96-126 lbs 115.00-122.50, 80-94 lbs 80.00-100.00; #2: 80-128 lbs 90.00-115.00; #3: 80-118 lbs 55.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-124 lbs 20.00-50.00.

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

Green Dragon Hay

Ephrata, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction <.000>

Prices per ton except where noted. 24 total loads.

Alfalfa: 320.00.

Mixed: 155.00-290.00; 45.00-67.00 bale.

Timothy: 255.00-320.00.

Grass: 172.00-255.00.

Straw: 150.00-210.00.

Rye: 10.00 bu.

Firewood: 75.00 load.

Green Dragon Small<\n>Animal Auction

Ephrata, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

All livestock sold by the piece except as noted.

Guinea Pigs: 0.50-7.00.

Bunnies: 1.50-10.00.

Rabbits: Under 3 lbs 0.75-3.00; 3-6 lbs 1.00-15.00; 6-10 lbs 3.00-9.00; 10+ lbs 5.00-37.50.

Roosters: 2.00-12.50.

Laying Hens: 1.00-7.00.

Banties: 1.00-4.00.

Fancy Chickens: 7.00-12.00.

Silkies: 0.25-4.00.

Hen w/ chicks: 3.00-5.00.

Started Chicks: 0.25-1.50.

Guinea Keets: 1.50.

Started Guineas: 2.50-3.00.

Guineas: 4.00-7.00.

Ducklings: 1.00.

Muscovy Drakes: 6.50-9.50.

Muscovy Hens: 6.50-7.00.

Ducks: 1.00-7.00.

Geese: 10.00-12.00.

Started Turkeys: 7.50.

Turkeys: 10.50-21.00.

Pheasants: 6.50-13.00.

Quail: 2.50-4.50.

Started Quail: 0.25.

Chukars: 3.25.

Barn Pigeons: 3.00-3.25.

Fancy Pigeons: 1.50-6.00.

Doves: 2.00-2.50.

Parakeets: 3.00-5.00.

Canaries: 8.00.

Finches: 5.00.

Cockatiels: 13.00-20.00.

Hamsters: 0.25.

Rats: 3.00.

Kid Goats: 32.50-50.00.

Goats: 45.00-70.00.

Jersey Bull Calves: 10.00-32.50.

Hay Auction Market<\n>of North Jersey

Hackettstown, NJ<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Livestock Auction Market<\n>of North Jersey

Hackettstown, NJ<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Poultry Auction <\n>Market<\n>of North Jersey

Hackettstown, NJ<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Kirkwood Hay Auction

Kirkwood, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Kutztown Hay Auction <.000>

Fleetwood, Pa.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted.22 total loads.

Alfalfa: 295.00.

Mixed: 210.00-285.00.

Timothy: 240.00-295.00.

Grass: 155.00-280.00.

Oats: 5.00-5.25 bu.

Firewood: 60.00-115.00 load.

Kutztown <\n>Produce Auction

Fleetwood, Pa.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Reported Sales: October 23-27.

Produce

Apples: 2.00-20.00 ½-bu, 16.00-26.00 bu.

Bananas: 4.00-5.00 box.

Beans: Green: 3.50 ½-bu.

Brussels Sprouts: 2.50-2.75 bunch.

Broccoli: 0.30-0.80 ea, 2.50-6.00 ½-bu.

Cabbage: 0.05-0.85 ea.

Cauliflower: 0.25-2.00 ea.

Celery: 0.50 bunch.

Eggs: 0.35-2.00 doz.

Eggplant: 3.00-5.00 ½-bu.

Grapes: 7.00-9.00 ½-bu.

Lettuce: 0.25-0.50 ea.

Onions: Yellow: 1.50-2.50 10-lb; Spanish: 5.00-14.00 ½-bu.

Pears: 4.00 ½-bu.

Peppers: Green: 1.50-8.00 ½-bu; Hot: 6.50-14.00 ½-bu; Colored: 2.50-8.00 ½-bu.

Potatoes: 3.00-14.00 50-lb.

Sweet Potatoes: 3.00-10.00 ½-bu<\!q>.

Pumpkins: Neck: 0.20-1.35 ea.

Red Beets: 5.00-9.00 ½-bu.

Spinach: 4.00-8.00 ½-bu.

Squash: 1.50-8.50 ½-bu.

Tomatoes: Red: 5.00-23.00 25-lb; Yellow: 10.00 ½-bu; Cherry: 9.00-14.00 ½-bu.

Turnips: 3.00-7.00 ½-bu.

Zucchini: 3.00-11.00 ½-bu.

Flowers / Other

Cider: 2.50 ½-gal, 5.00 gal.

Dried Flowers: 6.25 ea.

Gourds: 2.00-7.00 ½-bu; Goose: 0.30 ea.

Pumpkins: 20.00 bin; JB Littles: 3.50-5.00 ½-bu; Small: 0.05-0.60 ea; Large: 0.25-1.35 ea.

Mums: 0.25-1.50 ea; Planters: 2.00-9.00 ea.

Indian Corn: 0.05-0.35 bunch.

SALES: Tues., Thurs. and Sat. at 9 a.m.

Kentucky Feeder<\n>Cattle Sales

Lexington, Ky.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1,433; Last Tuesday: 1,447; Year Ago: 1,915.

Compared to Monday, steer and heifer calves sold steady with moderate to good demand; however more plain quality calves on the market today compared to yesterday. Yearling steers and heifers sold about steady with good demand. Total supply included 04% slaughter cows, less than 1% slaughter bulls, 1% replacements and 94% feeders. Feeder supply 43% steers, 13% bulls, 44% heifers with 66% of feeders weighing over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 400-500 lbs few 148.00 fancy weaned 163.00, 500-600 lbs 136.00-145.00 weaned 146.00-149.00, 600-700 lbs 132.00-138.00, 700-800 lbs 129.00-134.00, yearlings: 135.00-142.50, 800-900 lbs 127.00-130.00; LGE 1: 700-800 lbs few 121.00-123.00; MED/LGE 2: 500-600 lbs few 133.00, 600-700 lbs few 131.00, 700-800 lbs few 120.00, 800-900 lbs few 123.00; MED/LGE 3: 600-700 lbs few 124.00, 700-800 lbs few 114.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs few fancy 169.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 139.00-150.00 fancy 151.00-160.00, 500-600 lbs 129.00-133.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-128.00, 700-800 lbs 113.50-115.00, 800-900 lbs few 102.00-112.00, 900-1000 lbs few 107.00; LGE 1: 500-600 lbs few 121.00-128.00, 700-800 lbs few 110.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs few 162.50, 300-400 lbs 141.00-156.00, 400-500 lbs few 130.00-135.00, 500-600 lbs few 121.00-123.00, 600-700 lbs few 115.00-119.00, 700-800 lbs few 104.00-109.00, 800-900 lbs few 91.50-95.00, 900-1000 lbs few 83.00-84.00; MED/LGE 3: 200-300 lbs few 142.50-143.00, 300-400 lbs few 125.00-129.00, 400-500 lbs few 120.00-122.00, 500-600 lbs few 116.00, 600-700 lbs few 104.50-110.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs small pkg 135.00, 400-500 lbs 126.00-138.00 fancy weaned 141.00, 500-600 lbs 124.00-130.00, 600-700 lbs 123.00-129.00 fancy open pkg 134.00, 700-800 lbs 120.00-132.00, 800-900 lbs 119.00-122.00; LGE 1: 500-600 lbs 100.00-110.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs few 120.00-125.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-124.00, 500-600 lbs few 121.00-123.00, 600-700 lbs 115.00-119.00, 700-800 lbs 110.00-117.00, 800-900 lbs few 106.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs few 110.00-115.00, 500-600 lbs few 110.00-117.00.

Source: KY Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Lexington, KY. Bill Holleran, 859-255-7423.

Kentucky Seasonal<\n>Feeder Sales

Lexington, Ky.<\n>Oct. 23, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Hereford Influence Sale, Stanford, KY. Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 10/23/2012.

Receipts: 551.

All cattle are weaned, must have met specific vaccination requirements and co-mingled unless denoted otherwise.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 5 head, 430-440 lbs 161.00-176.00; 222 head, 506-597 lbs 142.00-158.00; 27 head, 600-680 lbs 136.50; 92 head, 702-793 lbs 126.50-138.00; 5 head, 837-855 lbs 123.00-133.00. MED/LGE 2: 39 head, 402-494 lbs 137.00-149.50; 4 head, 731 lbs 126.00; 11 head, 801-860 lbs 122.00-131.50.

FEEDER STEERS: GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE: MED/LGE 1-2: 68 head, 508 lbs 144.00 Hereford; 93 head, 590 lbs 145.60 Hereford; 22 head, 597 lbs 142.00 Blackx; 55 head, 597 lbs 142.50 Redx; 69 head, 702 lbs 138.00 Hereford; 21 head, 768 lbs 137.25 Blackx. MED/LGE 2: 33 head, 402 lbs 149.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 8 head, 397 lbs 150.50; 20 head, 433-492 lbs 142.50-144.50; 44 head, 507-589 lbs 127.00-148.00; 24 head, 600-689 lbs 130.50-131.50; 9 head, 738-753 lbs 133.50-134.00. MED/LGE 2: 14 head, 393 lbs 134.00; 12 head, 680 lbs 121.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE: 20 head, 589 lbs 127.00 Hereford.

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

Source: USDA-KY Dept of Ag Market News Service, Frankfort, KY. Alex Tolbert, 502-564-0290 xtn 238.

Lebanon Hay Auction

Reistville, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Lebanon Valley<\n>Livestock Market

Fredericksburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

RECEIPTS: Cattle 23; Calves 43; Hogs 0; Feeder Pigs 0; Sheep 0; Goats 0.

Cattle supply included 0 steers and heifers, 23 slaughter cows, 0 bull, and 0 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 67.00-70.00, High dress 72.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 63.50-64.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 52.00-56.00, Low dress 30.00-50.00.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale Holstein bull calves sold steady to 5.00 higher. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 95.00-120.00, 80-90 lbs 90.00-100.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 75.00-85.00; #3: 70-120 lbs 60.00-70.00; UTILITY: 65-115 lbs 30.00-50.00.

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

Lebanon Produce Auction

Reistville, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Produce

Apples: 6.00-9.00 ½-bu.

Broccoli: 0.10-1.00 ea.

Cabbage: 0.25-0.75 ea.

Cauliflower: 0.80-1.50 ea; Cheddar: 0.40-1.75 ea.

Onions: Candy: 6.75-13.00 bag.

Potatoes: 8.00-8.50 50-lb.

Sweet Potatoes: 8.00-10.00 ½-bu.

Pumpkins: Neck: 1.00 ea.

Red Beets: 5.50 ½-bu.

Spinach: 3.00 ½-bu.

Squash: Blue: 0.25-1.00 ea; Butternut: 0.60 ea; Hubbard: 1.00 ea.

Tomatoes: Red: 12.00-15.00 25-lb.

Turnips: 1.00-3.00 ½-bu.

Kale: 2.00 bu.

Flowers / Other

Pumpkins: Face: 3.00 ½-bu; Small Face: 0.60-0.75 ea.

Gourds: 1.50-2.25 ½-bu.

Emerald Green Arbs: 8.00 ea.

SALES: Tues. and Fri.

Lebanon Valley<\n>Small Animal Auction

Lebanon, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Leesport <\n>Livestock Auction

Leesport, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction <.000>

RECEIPTS: Cattle 104, Calves 140, Hogs 3, Feeder Pigs 0, Sheep 17, Goats 7.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: Choice: 1300 lbs 110.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: Choice: 1450-1695 lbs 100.00-104.00; Select: 1185-1290 lbs 84.00-85.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: Choice: 1285 lbs 114.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breakers: 67.50-82.00; Boners: 52.00-82.50; Lean: 48.00-76.00.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-125 lbs 100.00-120.00, 85-90 lbs 65.00-75.00; #2: 95-125 lbs 80.00-100.00, 85-90 lbs 55.00-65.00; Utility: 65+ lbs 25.00-70.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 100 lbs 122.50-127.50; #2: 65-90 lbs 60.00-95.00.

SOWS: 650 lbs 32.00.

BOARS: 365 lbs 13.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: 65-115 lbs 97.50-135.00.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: 95-235 lbs 60.00-72.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: Sel 1: 40 lbs 70.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES: Sel 2: 80-100 lbs 70.00-81.00.

SLAUGHTER BILLIES: Sel 2: 40-60 lbs 52.50-77.50.

Leola Produce Auction

Leola, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Loveville<\n>Produce Auction

Loveville, Md.<\n>Oct. 22, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Produce

Apples: 4.50-9.50 ½-bu.

Beans: 6.00-15.00 ½-bu.

Cabbage: 0.90-1.80 ea.

Cucumbers: 16.00-26.00 ½-bu.

Kale: 1.00-5.50 ½-bu.

Peppers: 3.00-17.00 ½-bu.

Squash: Yellow: 12.00-26.00 ½-bu; Winter: 3.00-16.00 1-1/9-bu.

Sweet Potatoes: 4.00-13.00 ½-bu.

Tomatoes: 1.50-12.00 10-lb, 1.50-10.00 25-lb, 1.10 pt.

Flowers / Other

Mums: 1.50-4.00 ea.

Pumpkins: 0.25-6.50 ea; JB Littles: 7.50-8.00 ½-bu.

Gourds: 5.50-7.00 ½-bu.

Northampton, MA<\n>Hay Auction

Northampton, Mass.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No loads for this sale.

Northampton, MA<\n>Livestock Auction

Northampton, Mass.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except as noted.

CALVES: 0-60 lbs 20.00-32.00, 61-75 lbs 30.00-58.00, 76-95 lbs 20.00-67.00, 96-105 lbs 58.00-64.00, 106+ lbs 60.00-65.00.

FARM CALVES: 70.00-110.00.

HEIFERS: 73.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Canners: 20.00-56.50; Cutters: 58.00-68.50; Utility: 69.00-76.00.

BOARS: 11.50.

FEEDER PIGS (hd): 13.00-46.00.

LAMBS: 75.00-120.00.

SHEEP: 60.00-75.00.

GOATS (hd): 58.00-157.50.

Northampton, MA<\n>Small Animal Auction

Northampton, Mass.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Rabbits: 1.50-8.00 ea.

Poultry: 1.50-9.50 ea.

Mercer Livestock

Mercer, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt except as noted.

COMMERCIAL BULLS: 62.00-117.00.

COMMERCIAL COWS: 45.50-73.00.

COMMERCIAL STEERS: 112.00-122.00, few light weights lower.

COMMERCIAL HEIFERS: 112.00-125.00, few light weights lower.

COMMERCIAL HOLSTEINS: 74.50-96.50.

FEEDER STEERS: 58.00-122.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: 60.00-130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: 130.00.

COW/CALF PAIR: 1110.00 per pair.

BRED COWS (hd): 800.00-1250.00.

NOTE: Special feeder and dairy sale Nov. 6. Feeder and back to farm fall auction Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Consignors call 724-962-9145.

Middleburg Hay

Middleburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted. 6 total loads.

Grass: 100.00.

Alfalfa: 110.00.

Mixed: 55.00-205.00.

Ear Corn: 160.00-200.00.

Middleburg <\n>Livestock Auction

Middleburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

RECEIPTS: Cattle 155; Calves 116; Hogs 50; Pigs 0; Sheep 12; Goats 9.

Compared to last week’s sale, no trend was available on slaughter cattle because of light receipts due to the aftermath from Hurricane Sandy. Slaughter cows sold steady. Cattle supplies included 31 steers and heifers, 55 cows, 2 bulls and 27 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1435-1625 lbs 118.00-124.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1190-1675 lbs 103.00-109.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1180-1360 lbs 94.00-99.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1365 lbs 125.00; SELECT 2-3: 1230-1325 lbs 109.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-76.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-75.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.50-67.50, Low dress 55.00-60.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1200-2015 lbs 89.00-90.00.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 117.00-130.00; MED/LGE 2: 700-900 lbs 97.00-99.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 400-600 lbs 107.00-110.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 107.00-108.00, 500-700 lbs 102.00-105.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: LGE 3: 500-700 lbs 91.00-94.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN BULLS: LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 500-700 lbs 67.00-70.00.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 105.00-117.00, 80-90 lbs 70.00-80.00; #2: 95-120 lbs 80.00-107.00; #3: 75-115 lbs 50.00-70.00; UTILITY: 65-95 lbs 15.00-60.00.

SLAUGHTER HOGS: Compared to last week’s sale, barrows and gilts sold 1.00 to 1.50 higher. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 250-300 lbs 62.50-64.00; 45-50% LEAN: 250-305 lbs 58.00-61.00.

BOARS: 470-690 lbs 10.00-10.50.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE 2-3: 60-80 lbs 100.00-122.00, 80-120 lbs 105.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 1-3: 125-205 lbs 40.00-52.00.

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

NOTE: Stockmanship and Stewardship Tour Nov. 7, at Middleburg Livestock Auction, 5:00-6:30 p.m. registration and meal, 6:30-8:30 p.m. program.

Midwest Daily<\n>Livestock Summary

Amarillo, Texas<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: Direct Trade: In the direct slaughter cattle trade in the Five Major Marketing Areas, Texas/Oklahoma; Kansas; Nebraska; Colorado; Iowa/Minnesota: Thus far for Wednesday, negotiated cash trade was limited on light demand in the Southern Plains, Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt. Not enough sales in any feeding regions for an adequate market test. The latest established market in the Texas Panhandle was on Tuesday with live sales at 127.00. On Tuesday in Kansas, live sales traded at 126.00. In Nebraska the latest established market was last week, with live sales mostly from 127.00-127.50 with dressed sales at 197.00. In Colorado on Wednesday, trade was inactive on light demand. Last week, in Colorado live sales traded from 127.00-127.50. In the Western Cornbelt last week, live sales traded from 125.00-126.00 with dressed sales mostly at 198.00.

STEERS: LIVE BASIS: (all Grades: 2,498 head) 125.00-127.00, weighted average price 126.28. DRESSED BASIS: (all Grades: 500 head) 195.00, weighted average price 195.00.

HEIFERS: LIVE BASIS: (all Grades: 2,164 head) 125.00-127.00 weighted average price 126.04. DRESSED BASIS: (all Grades: 36 head) 196.00, weighted average price 196.00.

Auction Markets

United Producers Inc. Shelbyville, IL. Weighted Average Report for 10/30/2012. Receipts: 453; Last Week: 302; Year Ago: 574.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1205-1590 lbs 122.00-128.00; SELECT/CHOICE 2-3: 1145-1495 lbs 116.00-122.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 115-1520 lbs 112.00-120.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 940-980 lbs 115.00-119.00.

Fairview Sale Barn, Inc. Fairview, IL. Weighted Average Report for 10/30/2012. Receipts: 213; Last Week: 253; Year Ago: 412.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1130-1570 lbs 121.75-127.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1060-1350 lbs 121.25-126.75.

CATTLE SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION: Wednesday (est): 111,000; Week ago (est): 114,000; Year ago (act): 123,000; Week to Date (est): 357,000; Same Period Last Week (est): 366,000; Same Period Last Year (act): 377,000.

Oklahoma National Stockyards, Oklahoma City, OK - Close Cow and Bull Auction for Tue 10/30/2012. Receipts: 1009; Last Tuesday: 1027; Year Ago: 1497; Monday’s actual: 8511.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 30 head, 75-80% lean, 1150-1525 lbs, Avg dress 72.00-75.50, Low dress 69.00; BONERS: 54 head, 80-85% lean, 1000-1450 lbs, Avg dress 73.00-76.50, High dress 77.00-79.50, Low dress 66.00-71.00; LEAN: 90 head, 85-90% lean, 1000-1350 lbs, Avg dress 69.00-73.50, High dress 74.00-76.00, Low dress 61.00-68.00; LIGHT: 7 head, 80-90% lean, 850-950, Low dress 64.00-65.00.

HOGS: DIRECT TRADE: CARCASS BASIS: based on 185 lbs hog carcass with 0.9-1.1 inch back fat and 6 inch square loin/2.0 inch depth plant delivered. National direct trade barrows and gilts were .50 lower with prices ranging 71.00-81.00 weighted average price 79.83. Iowa-Minnesota was .78 lower at 71.00-81.00 weighted average price 80.00. Western Cornbelt sold at .74 lower at 71.00-81.00, weighted average price 79.95 and Eastern Cornbelt was .10 lower at 78.12-81.00 weighted average price 79.57.

LIVE BASIS (240-280 lbs): National direct barrows and gilts were 1.09 lower at 54.52-63.11, weighted average price 59.80. Iowa-Minnesota was .15 lower at 61.00-62.31, weighted average 61.41. Western Cornbelt was .84 higher at 55.35- 62.31 weighted average price 61.02. Eastern Cornbelt was N/A lower at N/A at weighted average price N/A.

HOG SLAUGHTER UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION: Wednesday (est): 434,000; Week ago (est): 434,000; Year ago (act): 430,000; Week to date (est): 1,279,000; Same Period Last Week (est): 1,303,000; Same Period Last Year (act): 1,282,000.

SHEEP: Producers Livestock Auction Co, San Angelo, Texas. Sheep Receipts: 1319; Last Week: 1706; Year Ago: 2713.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE 2-3: shorn and wooled 100-125 lbs 83.00-92.00; CHOICE/PRIME 1: 40-60 lbs 174.00-190.00, 60-70 lbs 134.00-146.00, few 162.00-182.00, 70-80 lbs 122.00-146.00, few 150.00, 91 lbs 110.00; CHOICE 1: 40-60 lbs 140.00-168.00, 60-70 lbs 120.00-128.00, 70-80 lbs 100.00-120.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-112.00, 90-105 lbs 90.00-106.00; GOOD 1: 55 lbs 122.00, 60-85 lbs 90.00-100.00, 90-95 lbs 85.00-90.00.

CARLOT LAMB CARCASS: DAILY CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4: (Head 500) 45- lbs, 36 head, wtd avg 346.33, 45-55 lbs, 50 head, wtd avg 299.90, 55-65 lbs, 135 head, wtd avg 295.44, 65-75 lbs, 51 head, wtd avg 260.12, 75-85 lbs, 50 head, wtd avg 249.00, 85+ lbs, 178 head, wtd avg 210.39.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP UNDER FEDERAL INSPECTION: Wednesday (est): 8,000; Week ago (est): 9,000; Year ago (act): 8,000; Week to Date (est): 23,000; Same Period Last Week (est): 27,000; Same Period Last Year (act): 25,000.

GOATS: Producers Livestock Auction Co, San Angelo, Texas. SLAUGHTER CLASSES:

KIDS: SEL 1 30-40 lbs 195.00-212.00, few 220.00, 40-60 lbs 184.00-210.00, few 210.00-230.00, 60-80 lbs 180.00-200.00, few 200.00-208.00, 80-100 lbs 170.00-190.00; SEL 1-2: 33 lbs 160.00, 40-80 lbs 156.00-180.00, 80-100 lbs 156.00- 170.00; SEL 2: 40-80 lbs 130.00-150.00.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Amarillo, TX. 806-372-6361.

Morrison’s Cove<\n>Hay Auction

Martinsburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Morrison’s Cove<\n>Livestock Auction

Martinsburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Morrison’s Cove<\n>Poultry & Rabbits

Martinsburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Mt. Hope<\n>Produce Auction

Mount Hope, Ohio<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

National Feeder<\n>Cattle Weekly Review

St. Joseph, Mo.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

RECEIPTS: THIS WEEK: Auctions 302,700; Direct 49,800; Video/Internet 28,600; Total 381,100. LAST WEEK: Auctions 285,500; Direct 41,200; Video/Internet 10,100; Total 336,800. LAST YEAR: Auctions 326,700; Direct 31,300; Video/Internet 3,700; Total 361,700.

Compared to last week, calf prices unevenly ranged from 3.00 lower to 3.00 higher across the country with the level of demand fairly inconsistent. The availability of true yearling feeders continues to grow progressively lighter and prices were steady to 2.00 higher. Most cattle feeders are being forced to settle for longtime weaned calves over 650 lbs and the market for these has closed-in on yearling prices in recent weeks. However, unweaned calves over 550 lbs continue to incur severe discounts and buyers do not seem much closer to embracing these types any time soon. Animal health products have come a long way in the last twenty years, but can still be no match for a fifty-degree temperature swing in less than twelve hours on a recently purchased calf suffering from separation anxiety. The weather turned drastically colder at midweek with areas of the Great Northwest across to the upper Midwest seeing significant snowfall while places farther south experienced cold rain the day after highs in the mid-eighties. Central and southern Oklahoma remains the hot spot for lightweight calves to turnout on rapidly improving wheat pastures. Similarly, the Northern Plains is the best place to sell 700-900 lb feeders many of which are only about nine months old but have had the genetics and husbandry to maximize growth. On Tuesday in Philip, SD, four loads of fancy 775 lb steers settled on a bid of 166.00 with the same number and weight of heifer mates dropping the gavel at 151.00. Best case scenario, cattle like these will have to bring over 140.00 to wash-out and the April Live Cattle contract is currently less than 135.00. Last Friday’s bullish cattle-on-feed report, complete with the lowest September placement total on record by 140,000 head, provoked little investment in the futures market and out-front months actually lost a couple dollars for the week. Tight numbers of feeders will continue to support cash feeder cattle prices, while high feedcosts and the fed market’s inability to push beyond record levels near 130.00 will continue to keep those feeder cattle markets at bay. In the last month, the Torrington WY Livestock Market has sold near 13,000 head of cows at their regular Friday cow and bull auction, which is about twice as many as they sold at the same sales a year ago. Only about 35 percent of these are going for immediate slaughter, but the bulk of the balance are placed on feed for later harvest and the devastating effects of this summer’s drought on the general area cannot be overemphasized. This week’s fed cattle market was uneven with the Southern Plains steady to .50 lower at 127.00, while Northern feedlots traded steady to 1.00 higher from 127.00- 128.00. This week’s reported feeder cattle auction volume included only 33 percent over 600 lbs and 42 percent heifers.

SOURCE: USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Service, St, Joseph, MO. Corbitt Wall, Greg Harrison, 816-676-7000.

Daily National Grain<\n>Market Summary

St. Joseph, Mo.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Corn and soybeans closed with solid double-digit gains as wheat closed with modest gains. Corn found active buying interest as South America is seeing less than ideal planting conditions with heavy rains also help to spark soybean prices higher. Export sales remain good for soybeans. Wheat followed grains higher. Wheat closed 2-8 cents higher. Corn traded 13-14 cents higher. Soybeans closed mostly 13-18 cents higher.

TRUCK BIDS:

WHEAT: Kansas City: (HRW ORD) 8.69-8.74, up 2, year ago 6.93; Minneapolis: (DNS) 9.52, up 7 1/4, year ago 9.39 1/2; Portland: (SWW) 8.79 1/2-8.80, up 7 3/4-unch, year ago 6.20-6.31; St. Louis: (SRW) 8.50, up 8, year ago 6.30.

CORN, US NO 2 YELLOW: Kansas City: 7.84, up 14, year ago 6.58; Minneapolis: 7.14 3/4, up 13 1/4, year ago 6.09; So. Iowa: 7.37 3/4-7.40 3/4, up 14-13, year ago 6.25-6.28; Omaha: 7.76-7.82, up 14, year ago 6.39-6.43.

SOYBEANS, US NO 1 YELLOW: Kansas City: 15.57, up 13, year ago 11.88; Minneapolis: 15.11, up 13 1/4, year ago 11.52 3/4; So. Iowa: 15.36-15.38, up 18 1/4-10 1/4, year ago 11.57 3/4-11.62 3/4; Cent. Il Processor: 15.57-15.65, up 15 1/4-13 1/4, year ago 11.87 3/4-12.09 3/4.

FUTURES: Kansas City (Dec) Wheat: 9.04, up 1 3/4, year ago 7.13; Minneapolis (Dec) Wheat: 9.42, up 7 1/4, year ago 9.10 1/4; Chicago (Dec) Wheat: 8.64 1/2, up 7 3/4, year ago 6.23 1/2; Chicago (Dec) Corn: 7.55 3/4, up 14, year ago 6.45; Chicago (Nov) Soybeans: 15.47, up 13 1/4, year ago 12.02 3/4.

SOURCE: USDA- MO Dept OF Ag Market News Service, St. Joseph, MO. Greg Harrison, 816-238-0678.

National Weekly<\n>Lamb Carcass Report

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Combined Negotiated, Formula and Forward Contract sales for delivery within 14 calendar days, FOB Plant basis.

CHOICE AND PRIME, YG 1-4: (Head 7,246) 45- lbs, 476 head, wtd avg 345.97; 45-55 lbs, 199 head, wtd avg 345.17; 55-65 lbs, 884 head, wtd avg 285.62; 65-75 lbs, 1,804 head, wtd avg 256.80; 75-85 lbs, 2,044 head, wtd avg 237.93; 85+ lbs, 1,839 head, wtd avg 206.82.

UNGRADED: (Head 424) 45- lbs, 90 head, wtd avg 230.48; 45-55 lbs, 83 head, wtd avg 231.81; 55-65 lbs, 92 head, wtd avg 223.33; 65-75 lbs, 81 head, wtd avg 211.20; 75-85 lbs, 39 head, wtd avg 179.03; 85+ lbs, 39 head, wtd avg 179.03.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. 515-284-4460.

National Retail<\n>Egg Purchases

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By USDA

Cooperators estimate orders for the week ending November 02, 2012 will increase by 0 percent. Present week purchases for the week ending October 26, 2012 were 155,075 cases which was 5 percent below the prior week and 6 percent below estimates.

CARTONED: 129,872; -7.

LOOSE: 25,203; +9.

TOTAL: 155,075; -5.

Comparison figures are compiled on a matched plant basis. Purchases and estimates by 14 cooperators; 30 dozen cases or equivalent.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

National Sheep<\n>Summary

San Angelo, Texas<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

At New Holland, PA slaughter lambs 10.00-20.00 lower; slaughter ewes 10.00-15.00 lower. At San Angelo, TX slaughter lambs weak to 5.00 lower; slaughter ewes weak; feeder lambs not well tested. 3800 head estimated for a one day sale.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 90-150 LBS: SAN ANGELO: shorn and wooled 100-125 lbs 83.00-92.00. NEW HOLLAND: shorn and wooled 110-125 lbs 118.00-122.00; 130-160 lbs 96.00-106.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME 1-2: SAN ANGELO: 40-60 lbs 174.00-190.00; 60-70 lbs 134.00-146.00, few 162.00-182.00; 70-80 lbs 134.00-146.00, few 150.00; 91 lbs 110.00. NEW HOLLAND: 55-70 lbs 132.00-144.00; 70-90 lbs 124.00-136.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: SAN ANGELO: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 50.00-52.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 52.00-64.00, few high-yielding 66.00- 74.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 45.00-54.00. NEW HOLLAND: Good 2-3 (fleshy) 58.00-88.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 34.00-60.00.

REPLACEMENT EWES: MED/LGE 1-2: SAN ANGELO: hair ewe lambs 60 lbs 160.00-170.00 cwt; 90-95 lbs 140.00-158.00 cwt.

Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 15,000 compared with 18,000 last week and 17,000 last year.

Source: USDA Market News Service, San Angelo, Texas. Rebecca Sauder, 325-653-1778.

Slaughter Cattle<\n>Weekly Review

Oklahoma City, Okla.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By USDA

Compared to last week: Slaughter cattle just beginning to trade at midday. Slaughter cattle steady on a live basis. Dressed sales 197.00 in Nebraska. Boxed beef prices Friday morning averaged 189.37 up .79 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is at 16.21. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday morning totaled about 97,974. Last week’s total head count was 137,988.

Midwest Direct Markets

STEERS/HEIFERS: LIVE BASIS: 35-80 Percent Choice, 1200-1400 lbs 127.00-128.00; DRESSED BASIS: 97.00.

South Plains Direct Markets

STEERS/HEIFERS: LIVE BASIS: 35-65 percent Choice, 1100-1400 lbs 127.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS AND BULLS (Average Yielding Prices): Slaughter cows and bulls unevenly steady. USDA’s Cutter cow carcass cut-out value Friday morning was 160.31 up .53 from last Friday.

Prices paid for average dressing: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, 1150-1800 lbs, Colorado 73.50-77.00, Oklahoma 74.50-77.50, Alabama 73.00-78.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, 1000-1580 lbs, Colorado 73.00-76.50, Oklahoma 75.75-78.50, Alabama 72.00-77.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, 1000-1400 lbs, Colorado 69.50-73.00, Oklahoma 71.50-75.00, Alabama 67.50-72.50; BULLS: 88-92% lean, 1200-2000 lbs, Colorado 92.50-96.00, Oklahoma 92.50-97.50, Alabama 90.00-95.50.

Source: USDA-Oklahoma Dept of Ag Market News, Oklahoma City, OK. Cole Snider, 405-232-5425.

Mount Airy, NC<\n>Livestock Sales

Raleigh N.C.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Cattle Receipts: 381; Last week: 583; Last year: 642.

Slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower, bulls mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder cattle mostly 1.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter cows made up 22 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, other cows 3 percent, and feeders 69 percent. The feeder supply included 32 percent steers, 35 percent heifers, and 33 percent bulls. Near 22 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 364-376 lbs 152.00-159.00, 400-430 lbs 140.00, 460-460 lbs 148.00, 555-555 lbs 127.00-133.00, 630-635 lbs 124.00-128.00, 673-673 lbs 124.00, 795-795 lbs 110.00, 968-995 lbs 101.00-109.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 223-223 lbs 106.00, 403-420 lbs 80.00-107.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 255-285 lbs 128.00-140.00, 335-335 lbs 127.00, 350-370 lbs 126.00-135.00, 427-448 lbs 125.00-131.00, 534-540 lbs 122.50-126.50, 645-645 lbs 116.00, 710-718 lbs 100.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 400-440 lbs 120.00-136.00, 463-463 lbs 137.00-143.50, 523-548 lbs 122.00-131.50, 633-640 lbs 110.00-113.00, 735-736 lbs 100.00-103.00.

BRED COWS: MED/LGE 1-2: Middle Aged 930-965 lbs 850.00-1000.00 per head 7-9 months bred.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKER: 70-80% lean, 1070-1380 lbs 74.00-79.50, 1405-1650 lbs 75.50-80.50; BONER: 80-85% lean, 935-1395 lbs 73.00-80.50, 1010-1230 lbs high dress 82.00-84.00, 1425-1765 lbs 74.00-80.00, 1465-1760 lbs high dress 82.00-83.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, 1205-1240 lbs 67.00-70.00, 850-1330 lbs low dress 42.00-66.50.

OTHER COWS: SM/MED 1-2: Young 755-825 lbs 76.50-88.50; SM 1-2: Young 680-715 lbs 82.50-99.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1-2: 1005-1065 lbs 92.00-99.00, 1575-1980 lbs 88.00-98.00, 1720-1755 lbs high dressing 100.50-101.50.

Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC. 919-707-3156.

Weekly New England<\n>Shell Egg Report

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices paid per dozen Grade A brown eggs in cartons delivered store door.

MAINE: Ex. Large 178; Large 161; Medium 130; Small 111.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Prices unavailable due to Hurricane Sandy.

RHODE ISLAND: Ex. Large 176-181, mostly 176; Large 160-164, mostly 160; Medium 129-133, mostly 129; Small 110-114, mostly 110.

VERMONT: Ex. Large 178-179; Large 161-163; Medium 130.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

New Wilmington<\n>Livestock

New Wilmington, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

New Holland<\n>Weekly Dairy Sale

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

No sale due to Hurricane Sandy.

New Holland<\n>Monthly Feeders

New Holland Sales Stables<\n>New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 623; Last Sale: 297 (Sept. 28, 2012).

A heavier supply of cattle on offer when compared to last month`s feeder cattle special. Quality was very random ranging from well managed pre- conditioned cattle to cattle at the other end of the spectrum with little attention paid to them. A single large consignment of Holstein steers sold with good demand, although demand outside of this consignment was moderate at best. Good buyer attendance kept the trade active throughout the sale. Feeder steers sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. Heifers were lightly tested and sold with a weak undertone. Pre-conditioned Holsteins sold firm, while the remainder of the Holsteins sold weak. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 350-450 lbs 152.00-160.00; 500-600 lbs 124.00-138.00, fancy 140.00; 600-800 lbs 120.00-130.00, fancy 142.00; 800-1000 lbs 120.00-124.00. MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 130.00-138.00; 500-700 lbs 117.00-122.00, Herefords 104.00; 800-1000 lbs 104.00-114.00; 1000-1100 lbs 108.00-116.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 200-400 lbs 104.00-110.00; 500-600 lbs 84.00-90.00, Value Added 104.00-116.00; 600-700 lbs 82.00-94.00, Value Added 103.00-113.00; 700-900 lbs 80.00-89.00, Value Added 101.00-107.00; 900-1100 lbs 82.00-85.00, Value Added 97.00-105.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 400-600 lbs 114.00-122.00, 600-800 lbs 112.00-116.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 106.00-112.00, 500-700 lbs 102.00-107.00, 700-800 lbs 100.00-106.00.

Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 202-744-6499. John Stacy, 717-354-2391.

New Holland<\n>Hog Auction

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 898; Week Ago: 1008; Year Ago: 1154.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00-5.00 lower with moderate demand. Sows traded steady with moderate demand. Demand was moderate due to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast causing major road closing. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 59.00-62.00, 300-400 lbs 53.00-56.50; 45-49% LEAN: 220-270 lbs 56.00-58.50, 270-300 lbs 59.00-61.00, 300-400 lbs 47.00-52.50.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 50.00-53.50, 500-700 lbs 52.50-56.50.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 14.00-16.00.

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

New Holland<\n>Weekly Horse Sale

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

75 total head. Overall 100-200 lower. Prices per head.

Work: 500.00-650.00.

Driving: 200.00-500.00.

Riding: 150.00-200.00.

Better Riding: 300.00-825.00.

Registered Riding: 500.00-700.00.

Ponies: 100.00-250.00.

Large Ponies: 50.00-110.00.

New Holland Sheep<\n>& Goat Auction

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1234; Last week: 5271; Year Ago: 3235.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1208; Last week: 3431; Year Ago: 2952.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last Monday, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. Slaughter ewes traded 10.00-15.00 lower with moderate demand. Supplies were significantly lower than last week due inpart, to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast. Slaughter supply consisted of 62 percent lambs, 15 percent slaughter ewes, and 23 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight, on actual weights. NON-TRADITIONAL:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 55-70 lbs 132.00-144.00, 78 lbs 124.00-136.00, 82 lbs 126.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 45 lbs 112.00, 55-60 lbs 128.00-132.00, 60-80 lbs 114.00-132.00, 80-110 lbs 108.00-122.00, 110-125 lbs 118.00-122.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 49 lbs 98.00, 50-80 lbs 90.00-112.00, 80-90 lbs 100.00-116.00, 90-110 lbs 94.00-112.00, 110-125 lbs 100.00-108.00, 130-145 lbs 96.00-106.00, 155-160 lbs 104.00-106.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 1-3: Medium Flesh 100-200 lbs 58.00-88.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 90-155 lbs 48.00-60.00, 160-195 lbs 36.00-54.00, 200-245 lbs 34.00- 44.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 80-110 lbs 107.00-112.00, 120-160 lbs 78.00-106.00, 170- 190 lbs 60.00-66.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Compared to last week`s sale, slaughter kids sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Nannies sold 40.00-50.00 lower. Demand was light for goats overall due inpart to Hurricane Sandy approaching the coast. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 45 lbs 118.00, 60 lbs 92.00, 90-95 lbs 118.00-138.00, 100 lbs 152.00, 125 lbs 150.00; SEL 2: 40 lbs 80.00, 50-55 lbs 100.00-110.00, 65 lbs 108.00, 70-75 lbs 88.00-110.00, 80 lbs 86.00, 90 lbs 102.00, 100 lbs 120.00; SEL 3: 40 lbs 60.00-66.00, 60-70 lbs 66.00-82.00, 110 lbs 100.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 120-125 lbs 124.00-138.00, 130-165 lbs 147.00-155.00; SEL 2: 80-125 lbs 102.00-124.00, 130-135 lbs 124.00-130.00; SEL 3: 60-75 lbs 54.00-60.00, 80-120 lbs 70.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 150-180 lbs 284.00-215.00; SEL 2: 110-145 lbs 110.00-192.00, 150-180 lbs 175.00-182.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 1: 110-150 lbs 210.00-252.00, 155 lbs 265.00; SEL 2: 75-125 lbs 135.00-177.00.

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

New Holland Monday<\n>Cattle & Calves<\n>Auction

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 420, Last week 1195, Year ago 907. CALVES: 350, Last week 492, Year ago 359.

A light run of cattle on offer as Hurricane Sandy moves through the area later today and into tomorrow. When compared to last week`s heavy supplies, slaughter bulls traded weak on a light test. Cows traded steady with exception of some weakness noted for lean cows. Demand was light in response to road closures limiting transportation as well as the effect of the weather on the cattle. Cattle supply included 46 slaughter steers, 55 heifers, 182 cows, 94 bulls, and 43 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITES: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 73.50-78.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00, Low dress 66.00-70.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 69.00-74.50, High dress 75.50-78.00, Low dress 64.00-69.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.00-69.00, Low dress 55.00-64.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 840-1715 lbs 88.00-92.00, low dress 80.00-85.00.

CALVES: Compared to last Monday`s sale, Holstein Bull Calves sold steady to 5.00 higher with moderate demand. Heifers sold weak with light demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs 110.00-120.00; #2: 95-135 lbs 95.00-105.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-70.00; #3: 100-110 lbs 70.00-85.00, 80-95 lbs 45.00-55.00; UTILITY: 75-120 lbs 25.00-55.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 85-130 lbs 70.00-100.00; #2: 75-130 lbs 30.00-60.00; NON-TUBING: 50-75 lbs 12.00-27.00.

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

Northeast Broiler<\n>Fryer Parts

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices are trending at least steady for wings and breast cuts; generally steady for the balance of items. Trucklot buying activity is light to moderate for early week trading as Hurricane Sandy continues to create disruptions in both production and transportation throughout the Northeast. Offerings of most items are light for current needs. Movement is slow due to the effects of the hurricane.

Ice packed broiler/fryer parts, delivered to first receivers in pool trucklot and trucklot quantities, cents per pound.

Breast - B/S: 145-150.

Tenderloins: 140.

Breast - With Ribs: 93-94.

Breast - Line Run: 93.

Legs: 68-69.

Leg Quarters (Bulk): 47-48.

Drumsticks: 55-56.

Thighs: 68-69.

B/S Thighs: 127-128.

Wings (Whole): 185-186.

Backs And Necks (Stripped): 16-18.

Livers (5 Pound Tubs): 50-55.

Gizzards (Hearts): 70-75.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Northeast<\n>Broilers/Fryers

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices are trending steady to firm for most sizes. Trucklot buying activity on ready-to-cook whole broiler/fryers is moderate as Hurricane Sandy causes transportation and productions problems throughout the Northeast. Offerings of all sizes are in good balance and clearing well. Trade activity is moderate. In the parts complex, supplies of most items are sufficient for current needs.

Final report of prices negotiated for trucklot sales of ready-to-cook ice-packed broiler/fryers, to be delivered to first receivers, for delivery the week of 29-Oct.-2012.

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND: too few.

PHILADELPHIA: US Grade A: 83.50-85.00, wtd avg 84.33, loads 12; Composite: wtd avg 84.15, loads 23.

PITTSBURGH: US Grade A: 83.00-86.00, wtd avg 84.90, loads 10; Composite: wtd avg 89.25, loads 54.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Northeast Shell Eggs

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices are steady. The undertone is steady to full steady. Supplies are mostly moderate. The Northeast region shell egg inventory is 3% less than a week ago. Demand is moderate to good. Flooding, down trees and power outages are disrupting normal business practices in the aftermath of the storm. Market activity is moderate. Eastern region breaking stock offerings are sufficient for the light demand. Light type hen offerings are moderate to heavy for a light to fair demand.

Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade A and Grade A, white eggs in cartons, cents per dozen.

Prices Delivered to Warehouse:

EXTRA LARGE: 119-134, mostly 120-124.

LARGE: 113-127, mostly 118-122.

MEDIUM: 103-116, mostly 107-110.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

New York<\n>Broilers/Fryers

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By USDA

Prices are trending steady to firm for most sizes. Trucklot buying activity for ready-to-cook whole broiler/fryers is moderate as Hurricanne Sandy causes both transportation and productions problems throughout the area. Offerings of all sizes are in close balance and clearing well. Trade activity is moderate.

Final report of prices negotiated for trucklot sales of ready-to-cook ice-packed broiler/fryers, to be delivered to first receivers, New York, for delivery the week of 29-Oct-2012.

US GRADE A: 84.00-87.00, wtd avg 85.76, 21 loads.

COMPOSITE: wtd avg 86.18, 40 loads.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Bath, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Bath, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Burton, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Vernon, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Reported Sales: Oct. 22-25. Prices per cwt, except where noted.

CALVES RETURNED TO FEED: Heifers: 50.00-120.00. Growers: Over 92 lbs 80.00-150.00, 80-92 lbs 70.00-125.00.

VEAL CALVES: 10.00-65.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 68.00-79.00; Lean: 40.00-75.00; Beef Bulls: 70.00-90.00.

DAIRY REPLACEMENTS (hd): Fresh Cows: 650.00-1200.00; Handling Heifers: 700.00-1300.00; Springing Heifers: 1000.00-1500.00; Bred Heifers: 800.00-1200.00; Fresh Heifers: 850.00-1200.00; Open Heifers: 400.00-800.00; Started Heifers: 100.00-400.00; Service Bulls: 400.00-900.00.

FEEDER STEERS: 50.00-120.00.

HOLSTEINS: Select: 80.00-90.00.

SHEEP: Market: 100.00-200.00; Slaughter: 25.00-50.00.

BILLIES: 85.00-175.00.

NANNIES: 75.00-120.00.

KIDS: 10.00-60.00.

SOWS: 30.00-50.00.

Central Bridge, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Central Bridge, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Chatham, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Chatham, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt, except where noted.

CALVES: 92+ lbs: 90.00-115.00, 80-92 lbs 70.00-85.00.

VEAL CALVES: 48.00-62.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 69.00-75.50; Lean: 63.00-69.50.

BEEF BULLS: Heavy: 86.00.

FEEDERS: 300-750 lbs 69.00-108.00.

VEAL: 150-299 lbs 74.00-90.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: 60.00-75.00.

SOWS: 356-523 lbs 35.00.

Cherry Creek, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Cherry Creek, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt, except where noted.

Trends: Strong demand for replacement dairy.

CALVES: Heifers: 60.00-120.00. Growers: Over 92 lbs 80.00-110.00, 80-92 lbs 60.00-100.00.

VEAL CALVES: 20.00-55.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 63.00-76.50; Lean: 42.00-62.00; Beef Bulls: 80.00-87.00.

DAIRY REPLACEMENTS: Fresh Cows: 850.00-1825.00; Bred Heifers: 475.00-850.00; Fresh Heifers: 750.00-1850.00; Open Heifers: 400.00-625.00; Started Heifers: 300.00-400.00; Service Bulls: 475.00-800.00.

BEEF: Feeders: 70.00-100.00; Choice: 100.00-108.00.

HOLSTEINS: Choice: 95.00-98.00; Select: 78.00-92.00.

HOGS: 60.00-77.00.

SOWS: 45.00-58.00.

Dryden, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Dryden, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt, except where noted.

CALVES: Heifers: 70.00-105.00. Growers: Over 92 lbs 100.00-135.00, 80-92 lbs 75.00-110.00.

VEAL CALVES: 5.00-50.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 73.00-80.00; Lean: 60.00-72.00; Beef Bulls: 80.00-90.00.

BEEF FEEDERS: 75.00-85.00.

HOGS: 57.00-60.00.

Gouverneur, NY<\n>Livestock

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Gouverneur, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt except were noted.

CALVES: Heifers: 60.00-105.00; Grower Bulls: 92+ lbs 80.00-127.50, 80-92 lbs 70.00-115.00.

VEAL CALVES: 17.00-45.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 77.00-84.00; Lean: 67.00-78.00.

BEEF BULLS: Heavy: 75.00-88.50.

Pavilion, NY<\n>Livestock Monday

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Pavilion, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

CALVES: Growers: Over 92 lbs 90.00-115.00, 80-92 lbs 70.00-105.00.

VEAL CALVES: 15.00-50.00.

CULL COWS: Good: 71.00-79.50; Lean: 65.00-74.50.

BEEF FEEDERS: 103.00-135.00; Choice: 102.00-108.00.

SHEEP: Slaughter: 60.00.

HOGS: 44.00-48.00.

Pavilion, NY<\n>Livestock Thursday

Empire Livestock Marketing, LLC<\n>Pavilion, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Hosking Sales<\n>Livestock

New Berlin, N.Y.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

New York<\n>Shell Eggs

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices are steady. Supplies are mixed, but mostly moderate. The New York shell egg inventory is 2 percent higher than a week ago. Demand is moderate to good. Some businesses are closed and transportation is problematic due to flooding and down trees caused by Hurricane Sandy. Market activity is moderate.

Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade A and Grade A, white eggs in cartons, delivered store door, cents per dozen.

EXTRA LARGE: 127-131.

LARGE: 125-129.

MEDIUM: 115-119.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5850.

Indiana-Ohio Soybean<\n>Processors Weekly

Springfield, Ill.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Indiana-Ohio Processor Bids and Offers as of 10:30 a.m. (Prices Quoted-Oil Cents/lb, Meal, Hulls Dollars/ton, Grains Dollars/bu).

CRUDE SOYBEAN OIL: 47.84-48.59, dn 1.23, -225z to -150z, unch.

48% SOYBEAN MEAL R: 494.00-498.00, up 1.80, 18z to 22z, up 2.

48% SOYBEAN MEAL T: 495.00-506.00, dn 0.20, 19z to 30z, unch.

SOYBEAN HULLS-BULK: 160.00-200.00, unch

SOYBEANS: 15.2375-15.4375, dn 9.5-dn 19.5, -10x to 10x, up 10-unch.

Changes in oil are cents per pound, changes in meals/hulls are dollars per ton, changes in soybeans are cents per bushel. Changes are from the previous week Soybeans = US 1 Yellow; Soybean Meal R = Rail, T = Truck.

Source: USDA-IL Dept of Ag Market News Service, Springfield, IL. Jerry Millburg, 217-782-4925.

Oklahoma Feeder

Cattle Weekly

Oklahoma City, Okla.

Oct. 31, 2012

Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts This Week: 9520; Last Week: 10,351; Last Year: 11,402; Monday’s Actual: 8511.

Compared to last week: Feeder steers and heifers steady to 2.00 lower. Demand moderate to good for feeder cattle. This demand has diminished some as live cattle futures and boxed beef prices both on the decline late last week. Steer calves steady. Heifer calves steady to 3.00 lower. Demand for calves moderate to good. Supply includes several un-weaned calves. Weather remains cool and dry and some newly sprouted wheat is now going backwards because of the lack of moisture. Rain totals for the year in Central Oklahoma are still running about 4 inches below the average. Supply included 53 percent over 600 lbs and 44 percent heifers.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: CALVES: 350-400 lbs 204.00-207.00, 400-450 lbs 173.00-187.00, 450-500 lbs 170.00-184.00, 500-550 lbs 163.50-174.50, 550-600 lbs 148.00-164.50, 600-650 lbs 141.50-152.00, 650-700 lbs 135.00-144.50, 700-750 lbs 137.00-139.50; YEARLINGS: 600-650 lbs 151.00-153.00, 650-700 lbs 145.00-150.00 , 700-750 lbs 143.50-148.00, 750-800 lbs 140.00-146.00, 800-900 lbs 136.00-144.25.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: CALVES: 300-400 lbs 172.00-184.00, 400-450 lbs 152.00-167.00, 450-500 lbs 141.00-164.00, 500-550 lbs 137.50-150.00, 550-600 lbs 136.00-141.00, 600-650 lbs 130.00-135.00, 650-700 lbs 126.50-133.50; YEARLINGS: 600-650 lbs 137.25-143.75 , 650-700 lbs 135.00-140.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-138.50.

Source: USDA-OK Dept of Ag Market News Service. Tina Colby, 405-232-5425.

Eastern Cornbelt <\n>Organic Grain<\n>& Feedstuffs

Springfield, Ill.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Compared to two weeks ago, feed grade corn and soybeans were in moderate demand due to new crop harvest in full progression for most farmers throughout major growing regions. Prices were mostly steady this trading period as market participant take a wait and see approach until total harvested production levels are known.

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: 15.00-15.50, 2 wks ago 15.84. Feed Yellow: 13.75-15.50, 2 wks ago 14.75, yr ago 11.57.

ORGANIC SOYBEANS: Food Grade: 29.00-30.00, 2 wks ago 30.05, Yr ago 22.47. Feed Grade: 9.54-29.00, 2 wks ago 27.58, Yr ago 19.55. Meal: 1175.00, 2 wks ago 1157.00, Yr ago 843.49. Roasted: 26.10.

ORGANIC SOYBEAN OIL: 26.50. Crude: 26.29. Refined: 29.50.

ORGANIC OATS: Feed Grade: 12.16, 2 wks ago 5.33, Yr ago 6.84.

ORGANIC BARLEY: Feed Grade: 13.62, Yr ago 9.54.

ORGANIC FLAX: Feed Grade Brown: 8.81, Yr ago 26.50. Food Grade Golden: 12.10, Yr ago 26.29. Feed Grade Golden: 8.50, Yr ago 29.50.

ORGANIC WHEAT: Feed Grade HRS: 15.81, Yr ago 11.31. Feed Grade SRW: 11.75-12.00, Yr ago 8.81. Feed Grade HRW: 8.00, 2 wks ago 12.13, Yr ago 8.50. Food Grade Durum: 15.50-16.00.

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

Certified Organic<\n>Poultry and Eggs

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Organic Brown Eggs in Cartons (price in cents per carton delivered to first receivers): EX LARGE: (doz) 261-316, mostly 275-310; (1/2 doz) 173-198, mostly 173-188. LARGE: (doz) 230-310, mostly 265-300; (1/2 doz) 155-189, mostly 160-178.

Organic Young Chicken (price in cents per lb delivered to first receivers): WHOLE FRYER: 170-307, mostly 215-260; BONELESS/SKINLESS BREAST: 559-841, mostly 660-694; BONE-IN BREAST: 360-421, mostly 367-376; WHOLE LEGS: 188-219, mostly 199-209; THIGHS: 195-245, mostly 209-211.

Organic Whole Turkey (cents per lb; FOB Shipper Dock): FRESH: 258-316, avg 286.40; FROZEN: too few.

Note: Organic denotes products grown and processed according to USDA’s national organic standards and certified by USDA-accredited State and private certification organizations. For more information, visit ams.usda.gov/nop/.

Source: USDA/AMS Poultry Market News & Analysis, 202-720-6911.

Oxford Hay Auction

Oxford, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted. 5 total loads.

Hay: 160.00-210.00.

Straw: 190.00-210.00.

SALES: Fri. at 8:30 a.m.

Oxford<\n>Produce Auction

Oxford, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Produce

Beans: Green: 11.00-21.00 ½-bu.

Carrots: 18.00 bu.

Cauliflower: 0.10-1.85 ea.

Eggplant: 1.45 ea.

Broccoli: 0.10-0.90 ea.

Cabbage: 0.25-0.44 ea.

Kale: 0.13-0.77 ea.

Spinach:14.00-15.00 ½-bu.

Onions: Candy White: 11.50-16.00 ½-bu.

Okra: 11.00-17.00 ½-bu.

Peppers: Green: 3.00-13.00 bu.

Potatoes: White: 3.00-11.00 ½-bu; Red: 3.50-7.00 ½-bu.

Sweet Potatoes: 3.00-9.00 ½-bu.

Radishes: 8.50 ½-bu.

Red Beets: 6.00-11.00 ½-bu.

Lettuce: 0.25-0.95 ea.

Squash: Butternut: 12.00-17.00 ½-bu; Acorn: 11.00-14.00 ½-bu.

Turnips: 11.00-13.00 ½-bu.

Tomatoes: 1.00-38.00 box; Grape/Cherry: 1.50-11.00 flat.

Apples: 7.00-17.50 ½-bu.

Red Raspberries: 23.00 flat.

Flowers / Other

Mums: 2.00-3.50 ea; Planters: 5.50 ea.

Kale Plants: 2.25-2.50 ea.

Blueberry Bushes: 3.50-5.00 ea.

Pumpkins: Large Face: 3.75 ea; Small Face: 0.45-2.75 ea; JB Littles: 1.00-10.00 ½-bu; Cinderellas: 0.25-5.50 ea; Fairytales: 1.00 ea; Neck: 0.75 ea.

Gourds: 0.15-0.25 ea; 2.00 ½-bu.

Straw Bales: 1.54 ea.

SALES: Tuesday and Friday.

NOTE: Values in this report may be incorrect due to an illegible report.

PA Grain Report

Harrisburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold .15 to .20 lower, wheat sold .10 to .15 lower, barley sold steady, oats sold steady to firm and soybeans sold .05 to .10 higher. Ear corn sold 5.00 to 10.00 lower. All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 7.23-7.92, avg 7.56, contracts Dec 6.35-6.36. WHEAT #2: 8.64-9.03, avg 8.74, contracts Dec 8.15-8.26. BARLEY #3: 4.80-6.00, avg 5.43, contracts Jul 4.75. OATS #2: 4.00-4.90, avg 4.45. SOYBEANS #2: 14.91-15.26, avg 15.04, contracts Dec 12.61-12.70. EAR CORN: 210.00, avg 210.00.

Central Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 7.00-7.80, avg 7.51. BARLEY #3: 5.00-5.15, avg 5.07. OATS #2: 4.00-4.50, avg 4.25. SOYBEANS #2: 14.00-15.02, avg 14.63. EAR CORN: 195.00-240.00, avg 217.50.

Southcentral Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 7.00-7.80, avg 7.31. WHEAT #2: 8.20-9.50, avg 8.66. BARLEY #3: 4.00-5.00, avg 4.60. OATS #2: 3.25-4.80, avg 4.01. SOYBEANS #2: 14.75-15.10, avg 14.88. EAR CORN: 150.00-203.00, avg 184.33.

Lehigh Valley Area

CORN #2: 7.50-7.75, avg 7.64. WHEAT #2: 9.15, avg 9.15. BARLEY #3: 5.75, avg 5.75. OATS #2: 3.85-4.50, avg 4.17. SOYBEAN #2: 14.60-15.01, avg 14.85.

Eastern & Central PA Summary

CORN #2: 7.00-7.92, avg 7.51, month ago 7.85, year ago 7.04. WHEAT #2: 8.20-9.15, avg 8.76, month ago 8.87, year ago 6.25. BARLEY #3: 4.00-6.00, avg 5.06, month ago 5.17, year ago 4.90. OATS #2: 3.25-4.90, avg 4.18, month ago 4.13, year ago 4.20. SOYBEANS #2: 14.00-15.26, avg 14.83, month ago 15.59, year ago 11.52. EAR CORN: 150.00-240.00, avg 199.66, month ago 225.00, year ago 192.00.

Western Pennsylvania

CORN #2: 7.20-8.15, avg 7.47. WHEAT #2: 7.50-8.51, avg 8.00. OATS #2: 3.89-5.25, avg 4.28. SOYBEANS #2: 14.95, avg 14.95.

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

PA Regional Hay

Harrisburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Dealer Hay & Straw Market for Eastern, Pa.

All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton. Compared to last week, hay and straw sold steady. All hay and straw reported sold per ton. ALFALFA: 140.00-325.00. MIXED: 110.00-325.00. TIMOTHY: 100.00-250.00. STRAW: 100.00-180.00. MULCH: 50.00-75.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions

Prices per ton. Hay: 115 loads. Straw: 19 loads. ALFALFA: 160.00-420.00. MIXED: 125.00-450.00. TIMOTHY: 165.00-320.00. GRASS: 140.00-350.00. STRAW: 100.00-260.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions

All prices per ton. Hay: 65 loads; Straw: 8 loads. ALFALFA: 170.00-295.00. MIXED: 87.50-285.00. TIMOTHY: 90.00-295.00. GRASS: 115.00-280.00. STRAW: 90.00-195.00.

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

Pennsylvania<\n>Livestock Auction

Waynesburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

STOCK COWS: 70.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Utility: 75.00-86.00; Boner: 60.00-81.00; Cutter: 55.00-70.00; Canner: 50.00-58.00.

BULLS: YG 1: 1500-2000 lbs 89.00-100.00; YG 2: 1000-1400 lbs 78.00-100.00.

FEEDER STEERS: Med/Lge 1: 250-280 lbs 115.00-180.00, 300-500 lbs 120.00-170.00, 600-900 lbs 70.00-120.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Med/Lge 1: 300-500 lbs 90.00-143.00; Lge 1: 400-650 lbs 80.00-130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: Med/Lge 1: 300-620 lbs 80.00-150.00.

VEAL: Prime: 80.00-145.00; Choice: 60.00-95.00; Good: 40.00-55.00.

FARM HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 35.00-100.00; #2: 80-100 lbs 15.00-55.00.

BEEF CALVES (hd): 50.00-200.00.

BARROWS/GILTS: #1-2: 210-255 lbs 70.00-85.00; #2-3: 255-280 lbs 50.00-82.00.

SOWS: #1-3: 300-500 lbs 30.00-76.00.

FEEDER PIGS (hd): #1-3: 15-20 lbs 10.00-21.00, 25-35 lbs 15.00-34.00.

LAMBS: High Choice: 80-100 lbs 80.00-110.00; Choice: 40-75 lbs 90.00-120.00.

FEEDER LAMBS: Good: 75.00-100.00.

SHEEP: 25.00-60.00; Fat: 33.00-60.00.

GOATS (hd): Large: 85.00-225.00; Med: 50.00-150.00; Small: 5.00-50.00.

NOTE: Special feeder sale Nov. 29.

PA Weekly<\n>Livestock Trends

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This wk 4982; Last wk 3846; Last yr 5232. CALVES: This wk 2843; Last wk 2997; Last yr 3385. HOGS: This wk 1399; Last wk 1335; Last yr 1535. FEEDER PIGS: This wk n/a; Last wk 1197; Last yr 456. LAMBS/SHEEP: This wk 5449; Last wk 3414; Last yr 2544. GOATS: This wk 3561; Last wk 2862; Last yr 2736.

SLAUGHTER CATTLE: Compared to last week`s markets, all slaughter cattle sold mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold steady to firm. Slaughter bullssold 3.00 to 5.00 lower.

FEEDER CATTLE: Compared to last week’s markets feeder cattle sold steady to 5.00 higher.

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week holstein bull calves over 95 lbs sold 5.00 to 10.00 lower while calves under 95 lbs traded steady to 5.00 higher. Holstein heifers sold mostly 10.00 lower. HOGS: Compared to last weeks sale, barrows and gilts sold steady to weak. Sows sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher.

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

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

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

Philadelphia Fruit

Philadelphia Terminal Market<\n>Philadelphia, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is shut down because of Hurricane Sandy and will reopen on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

The Market news office will be closed Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Philadelphia Herbs

Philadelphia Terminal Market<\n>Philadelphia, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is shut down because of Hurricane Sandy and will reopen on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

The Market news office will be closed Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Philadelphia<\n>Onions & Potatoes

Philadelphia Terminal Market<\n>Philadelphia, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is shut down because of Hurricane Sandy and will reopen on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

The Market news office will be closed Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Philadelphia<\n>Vegetables

Philadelphia Terminal Market<\n>Philadelphia, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is shut down because of Hurricane Sandy and will reopen on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm.

The Market news office will be closed Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and will reopen Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Processed Eggs Weekly

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Processed Eggs: Weekly National Egg Products: F.O.B. Shipper Dock Basis; Wholesale prices; cents per pound unless otherwise noted.

Liquid Eggs

Whole egg and yolk prices are higher with white prices steady. Trade sentiment is firm for whole egg and yolk and steady for whites. Offerings are light for whole egg, moderate to heavy for whites and light to moderate for yolk. Demand is fairly good for all liquid products. Market activity is moderate.

Non-pasteurized in trucklots; current trading for delivery within 14 days: WHOLE: 10 loads, 76.00-82.00, avg 77.70. WHITES: 19 loads, 47.50-61.00, avg 49.47. YOLK: 6 loads, 134.00-137.00, avg 135.83.

Frozen Eggs

Frozen whole egg prices are irregular with whites steady to lower, sugared yolk higher and salted yolk steady. Trade sentiment is fully steady for whole egg, mostly steady for whites and firm for frozen yolk products. Demand is moderate while offerings are reported as mostly moderate. Supplies are light to moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate.

TRUCKLOT: (Packed in 30-pound containers) WHOLE: 96.00-107.00, mostly 102.00-105.00. WHITES: 64.00-79.00, mostly 69.00-74.00. SUGAR YOLK (min 43% solids): 146.00-153.00, mostly 151.00. SALT YOLK (min 43% solids): 143.00-149.00, mostly 146.00-148.00.

LESS THAN TRUCKLOT: (Less than trucklot reflects a minimum volume of 25 containers.) WHOLE: 104.00-105.00. WHITES: 73.00-75.00. SUGAR YOLK (min 43% solids): 152.00-155.00. SALT YOLK (min 43% solids): 152.00-155.00.

Dried Eggs

Dried egg prices are irregular on whole, yolk and albumen with blends higher. The undertone is steady. Demand is light to moderate. Potential buyers are price shopping to complete their holiday and first quarter needs. Offerings are generally moderate. Supplies are light to moderate. Market activity is slow to moderate.

Prices in dollars per pound; in containers; includes trucklot and less-than-trucklot volumes: WHOLE: 3.55-3.75, mostly 3.65-3.70. YOLK: 3.25-3.50, mostly 3.35-3.40. ALBUMEN (spray dried): 5.10-5.55, mostly 5.25-5.30. BLENDS (Whole plus sweetener): 2.90-3.35, mostly 3.00-3.10.

Source: USDA/AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis, Des Moines, IA; 515-284-4471.

Robert Fulton Fire Co.<\n>Hay Market

Wakefield, Pa.<\n>Nov. 1, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

Prices per ton. 8 total loads.

Alfalfa: 180.00-268.00.

Mixed: 177.00-180.00.

Grass: 150.00-162.00.

Shippensburg <\n>Hay Auction

Shippensburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted. 33 total loads.

Mixed: 130.00-170.00.

Timothy: 120.00-190.00.

Grass: 25.00-160.00.

Brome: 110.00.

Ear Corn: 138.00.

Oats: 5.00 bu.

Firewood: 42.00-100.00 load.

Shippensburg <\n>Produce Auction

Shippensburg, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Snyder County<\n>Produce Auction

Port Trevorton, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Sugar Valley<\n>Produce Auction

Loganton, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Sunnyburn <\n>Produce Auction

Airville, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available.

Susquehanna Hay Auction

Sunnyburn Produce Auction<\n>Airville, Pa.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Price per ton except where noted. 9 total loads.

Alfalfa / Grass: 275.00.

Mixed: 180.00; 4.00 bale.

Grass: 160.00; 3.75 bale.

Firewood: 50.00 load.

Tennessee<\n>Feeder Cattle

Nashville, Tenn.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Reported auctions on Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012, at Athens, Cookeville, Dickson and Huntingdon.

Cattle receipts: 2,259

TRENDS: Compared to the same sale one week ago: Bulls steady. Feeder steers/bulls steady to 5.00 higher. Heifers steady.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 150.00-200.00, 400-500 lbs 131.00-170.00, 500-600 lbs 131.00-152.50, 600-700 lbs 117.00-141.00, 2 loads 900 lbs 131.90.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1-2: 400-500 lbs 124.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 119.00-144.00, 600-700 lbs 105.00-142.00, 700-800 lbs 92.00-116.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 300-400 lbs 129.00-187.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 115.00-134.00, 600-700 lbs 105.00-126.00, 700-800 lbs 105.00-117.50, 1 load 670 lbs 132.50, 1 load 740 lbs 134.00.

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

Tennessee Graded <\n>Feeder Cattle Sales

Nashville, Tenn. <\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

10/25/12 Athens Holstein Steer Sale. Receipts: 966 plus 2 country loads.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 134.00-137.50; 300-350 lbs 136.00-142.00; 350-400 lbs 116.50-127.00; 400-450 lbs 119.00-126.00; 450-500 lbs 107.00-120.75; 500-600 lbs 105.00, Load 105.50; 600-700 lbs 98.00, Load 103.00; 700-800 lbs 88.00-98.75; 800-900 lbs 85.00-93.00, Load 97.70.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 300-350 lbs 126.00-127.00; 350-400 lbs 117.00-120.00; 400-450 lbs 119.00-121.00; 450-500 lbs 111.00; 500-600 lbs 101.50-112.50; 600-700 lbs 95.00-108.00; 700-800 lbs 89.50-95.00.

HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3 200-300 lbs 90.00; 300-400 lbs 95.00-107.00; 400-500 lbs 103.50; 500-600 lbs 90.00; 600-700 lbs 80.00.

COUNTRY LOAD HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 1: 1 load 1000 lbs 94.95.

COUNTRY LOAD HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 1 load Blk & CharX 780 lbs 129.95.

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

National Turkey<\n>Market At A Glance

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Domestic Market Highlights

The market on frozen hens and 16-24 lb. toms is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Frozen demand is light to moderate consisting mostly of fill-in interest. Fresh whole turkey demand is moderate to good. Frozen whole turkey offerings range very light to moderate with supplies varying by processor. Frozen re-sale offerings light. Fresh whole turkey offerings light to moderate. Frozen Grade A basted equivalent offering prices on a national basis for hens 107.00-115.00 cents fob and 16-24 lb. toms 110.00-118.00 cents fob for current shipments. Fill-in processor trading light on frozen basted equivalent hens at 110 cents fob.

The market on white meat is steady. The undertone on tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins is steady to weak, wing meat with skin steady at best and the balance of balance of white meat steady to firm. Demand light to moderate on tom breast meat, destrapped tenderloins and frozen wing meat with skin; balance of white meat moderate to instances good. Offerings of tom breast meat and destrapped tenderloins moderate, balance of white meat light to moderate. The market on tom bulk parts is steady with necks and drums having a steady to firm undertone. Demand light to good, mostly light to moderate. Offerings light with wings the most available. The market on thigh meat is steady with a steady to firm undertone. Demand moderate to good for the very light offerings. The market on mechanically separate turkey is steady. Demand and offerings light to moderate. Trading light.

Export Market Highlights

Trading light. The market is steady. Demand light to good, mostly moderate. Offerings light to moderate.

Source: USDA/AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Des Moines, IA. 515.284.4471.

Young Turkey<\n>Parts & Bulk Meat

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Including bulk meat and frozen (unless specified), cents per lb., delivered first receivers, part and full trucklots as of 30 October 2012.

The market on bulk parts is steady, instances firm. Demand was light to moderate. Offerings light. The market on breast meat and destrapped tenders was steady to weak. Demand was light, Offerings moderate. Thigh meat market was firm. Demand was moderate. Offerings light. Trading for parts was slow. For domestic: frozen tails 52 cents, # 1 thigh trim 94 cents, frozen Grade A breast non basted 10-12 lbs. 165 cents, 14-16 lbs. 175 cents and 18-20 lbs. 180 cents. For export: frozen destrapped tenders 185 cents and fresh tom drums 58 cents delivered to the border.

Domestic Trading

Breasts, 4-8 Lbs Grade A: 140.00.

Breasts, 4-8 Lbs Grade A--Fresh: 160.00.

Breasts, 4-8 Lbs Plant Grade: 130.00.

Drumsticks, Tom: 61.00.

Drumsticks, Tom--Fresh: 57.00.

Drumsticks, Hen: 54.00.

Wings, Full-Cut, Tom: 45.00.

Wings, Full-Cut, Hen: 50.00.

Wings, V-Type, Tom: 78.00.

Wings, V-Type, Hen: 121.00.

Necks, Tom: 49.00.

Necks, Hen: 35.00.

Breasts, B/S, Tom: 195.00.

Breasts, B/S, Tom--Fresh: 228.00.

Thigh Meat: 135.00.

Thigh Meat--Fresh: 135.00.

Breast Trim Meat: 86.00.

Mechanically Separated: 33.00.

Mechanically Separated--Fresh: 35.00.

Export Trading

Drumsticks, Toms: 69.00.

Wings, Full-Cut, Tom: 46.00.

Wings, V-Type, Tom: 94.00.

Tails: 51.00.

Thigh Meat--Frozen: 135.62.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Des Moines, IA. 515-284-4471.

Weekly New York Egg Market<\n>Northeast Quotes

Prices Supplied by Urner Barry<\n>October 26-November 1, 2012

FRI WED THURS

WHITE:

Jumbo 1.40 1.40 1.41

Ex. Large 1.38 1.38 1.39

Large 1.33 1.33 1.34

Medium 1.22 1.22 1.23

Small 1.01 1.01 1.01

BROWN:

Ex. Large 1.35 1.37 1.37

Large 1.32 1.34 1.34

Medium 1.08 1.10 1.10

NATIONAL BREAKING STOCKS: STANDARD:

42-44 lbs 0.74-0.76 0.76-0.88 0.76-0.88

48-50 lbs 0.85-0.87 0.87-0.89 0.87-0.89

50 lbs/up 0.87-0.88 0.89-0.90 0.89-0.90

U.S. Egg Products

Washington, D. C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Reports supplied by USDA/NASS

Shell Eggs Broken Up 2%

Shell eggs broken totaled 180 million dozen during September 2012, up 2 percent from September a year ago, but 8 percent below the 196 million broken last month.

During calendar year 2012 through September, shell eggs broken totaled 1,585 million dozen, up 1 percent from the comparable period in 2011. To date, cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2012 was 2,054 million pounds, up 1 percent from 2011.

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.

September 2011 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

September 2012 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

Released October 31, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Livestock<\n>Slaughter Report

Washington, D.C,<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Commercial Red Meat <\n>Production Down

Commercial RED MEAT production for the United States totaled 3.95 billion pounds in September, down 6 percent from the 4.19 billion pounds produced in September 2011.

BEEF PRODUCTION, at 2.02 billion pounds, was 9 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.54 million head, down 12 percent from September 2011. The average live weight was up 33 pounds from the previous year, at 1,311 pounds.

VEAL PRODUCTION totaled 8.8 million pounds, 17 percent below September a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 64,300 head, down 13 percent from September 2011. The average live weight was down 17 pounds from last year, at 235 pounds.

PORK PRODUCTION totaled 1.91 billion pounds, down 2 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 9.45 million head, down 2 percent from September 2011. The average live weight was up 1 pound from the previous year, at 271 pounds.

LAMB AND MUTTON PRODUCTION, at 12.5 million pounds, was up 6 percent from September 2011. Sheep slaughter totaled 174,300 head, 2 percent below last year. The average live weight was 145 pounds, up 11 pounds from September a year ago.

January to September 2012 commercial red meat production was 36.6 billion pounds, up slightly from 2011. Accumulated beef production was down 2 percent from last year, veal was down 10 percent, pork was up 3 percent from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 4 percent.

September 2011 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

September 2012 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

Released October 26, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

US Peanut Stocks<\n>& Processing

Washington, D.C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Shelled Edible Grade <\n>Utilization Down 3%

Peanut stocks reported in commercial storage on September 30, 2012 totaled 1.63 billion pounds of equivalent farmer stock, compared with 1.25 billion pounds a year ago. This total includes 1.17 billion pounds of actual farmer stock.

Shelled peanuts on hand totaled 445 million pounds of farmer stock equivalent. Roasting stock totaled 21.1 million pounds.

Shelled peanut stocks totaled 334 million pounds of which 297 million pounds were edible grades and 37.8 million pounds were oil stocks. Edible grade stocks by type included 43.5 million pounds of Virginias and Valencias, 250 million pounds of Runners, and 3.09 million pounds of Spanish.

Millings in September totaled 196 million pounds, including 169 million pounds of Runners.

Peanut Stocks Totaled <\n>1.63 Billion Pounds

Commercial processors utilized 167 million pounds of shelled edible grade peanuts during September. Utilization by type was 99.6 million pounds for all peanut butter products, 33.8 million pounds for peanut candy, and 32.4 million pounds for peanut snacks. Crushing for oil and cake and meal totaled 43.0 million pounds during the month.

Deliveries under the Government Domestic Feeding and Child Nutrition Programs amounted to 2.53 million pounds of peanut butter and 25,920 pounds of roasted peanuts during September.

Stocks of treated seed on hand September 30, 2012 totaled 609,000 pounds, compared with 614,000 pounds on August 31, 2012. Of the September total, 265,000 pounds were Virginias and Valencias. August stocks of treated seed included 267,000 pounds of Virginias and Valencias.

Stocks estimates refer to September 30, 2012. All other data are for the month of September.

Released October 31, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Poultry Slaughter

Washington, D.C.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Ready-to-Cook Weight Down 7%

Poultry certified wholesome during September 2012 (ready-to-cook weight) totaled 3.43 billion pounds, down 7 percent from the amount certified in September 2011. The August 2012 revised certified total at 3.91 billion pounds, was up slightly from August 2011. The August revision represented an increase of 1.79 million pounds from last month’s preliminary pounds certified.

The preliminary total live weight of all federally inspected poultry during September 2012 was 4.55 billion pounds, down 8 percent from 4.92 billion pounds a year ago. Young chickens inspected totaled 3.90 billion pounds, down 8 percent from September 2011. Mature chickens, at 69.1 million pounds, were down 6 percent from the previous year. Turkey inspections totaled 567 million pounds, down 5 percent from a year ago. Ducks totaled 12.1 million pounds, down 12 percent from last year.

Young chickens slaughtered during September 2012 averaged 5.88 pounds per bird, up slightly from September 2011. The average live weight of mature chickens was 5.89 pounds per bird, up 2 percent from a year ago. Turkeys slaughtered during September 2012 averaged 29.3 pounds per bird, up 1 percent from September 2011.

Ante-mortem condemnations during September 2012 totaled 9.31 million pounds. Condemnations were 0.20 percent of the live weight inspected, as compared with 0.21 percent a year earlier. Post-mortem condemnations, at 29.5 million pounds, were 0.85 percent of quantities inspected, as compared with 0.90 percent a year earlier.

September 2011 contained 22 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 4 Saturdays.

September 2012 contained 20 weekdays (including 1 holiday) and 5 Saturdays.

Released October 25, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

U.S. Rice Stocks

Washington, D.C.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

Stocks Up 20%

California rough rice stocks in all positions on October 1, 2012, totaled 2.48 million hundredweight (cwt), up 20 percent from the total on October 1, 2011 of 2.06 million cwt. California rough rice stocks were down 65 percent from the August 1, 2012 level. Medium grain varieties accounted for 75 percent of the total rough rice, while long and short varieties combined to account for 25 percent of the total rough rice stocks.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 1.45 million cwt, up 45 percent from the August 1, 2012 level and 8 percent above a year ago.

Released October 31, 2012, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

VA Tel-O-Auction<\n>Feeder Cattle Sale

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Feeder Cattle: 500 (Steers 445; Heifers 55).

Heifers Guaranteed Open, Home Rasied, Weaned.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 62 head, 600-700 lbs 146.25; 140 head, 700-800 lbs 147.50-150.75; 57 head, 800-900 lbs 137.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 128 head, 700-800 lbs 139.75-143.00; 58 head, 800-900 lbs 136.75.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 55 head, 600-700 lbs 131.00.

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

VA Graded Feeder<\n>Cattle Summary

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Virginia Feeder Cattle Summary Sales at Blackstone, Dublin, Lynchburg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham, Springlake, Winchester and Wythe County. State Graded Weighted Average for Oct 18-24, 2012.

Feeder Cattle: 6393 (Steers 3206; Heifers 2479; Bulls 708).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 21 head, 300-400 lbs 143.00-179.00; 194 head, 400-500 lbs 145.50-179.00; 620 head, 500-600 lbs 132.00-171.00; 592 head, 600-700 lbs 124.00-160.75; 376 head, 700-800 lbs 90.00-148.25; 199 head, 800-900 lbs 106.00-135.50; 19 head, 900-1000 lbs 117.00-129.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 4 head, 600-700 lbs 130.00. MED/LGE 2: 25 head, 300-400 lbs 154.00-178.00; 140 head, 400-500 lbs 131.00-165.00; 208 head, 500-600 lbs 112.00-153.00; 121 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-136.25; 55 head, 700-800 lbs 115.00-130.50; 19 head, 800-900 lbs 106.00-131.00; 27 head, 900-1000 lbs 90.00-123.50; 4 head, 1000-1100 lbs 102.00-103.00. MED/LGE 3: 16 head, 400-500 lbs 82.00-155.00; 20 head, 500-600 lbs 70.00-138.50; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 80.00-130.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 6 head, 400-500 lbs 127.00-130.00; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 108.00; 24 head, 600-700 lbs 95.75; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 95.00; 80 head, 800-900 lbs 94.75-102.00; 12 head, 900-1000 lbs 89.75-91.00. LGE 2-3: 10 head, 400-500 lbs 100.00. LGE 3: 11 head, 200-300 lbs 139.00-142.00; 17 head, 300-400 lbs 135.00-141.00; 36 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-120.00; 50 head, 500-600 lbs 93.00-100.50; 30 head, 600-700 lbs 91.00-97.25; 23 head, 700-800 lbs 92.50-96.50; 14 head, 800-900 lbs 92.50-96.00. LGE 4: 6 head, 200-300 lbs 125.00-127.00; 15 head, 300-400 lbs 68.00-126.00; 22 head, 400-500 lbs 55.00-119.50; 26 head, 500-600 lbs 50.00-99.00; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 65.00-85.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 22 head, 300-400 lbs 158.50-181.00; 126 head, 500-600 lbs 114.00-144.50; 45 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-127.00; 15 head, 700-800 lbs 108.00-115.00. MED/LGE 2: 38 head, 300-400 lbs 129.00-185.00; 102 head, 400-500 lbs 114.00-173.00; 92 head, 500-600 lbs 122.00-147.75; 25 head, 600-700 lbs 102.00-126.00. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 400-500 lbs 91.00-140.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 39 head, 300-400 lbs 94.00-150.50; 283 head, 400-500 lbs 116.00-141.00; 630 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-146.50; 310 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-126.75; 135 head, 700-800 lbs 93.00-127.25; 25 head, 800-900 lbs 102.00-113.00; 11 head, 900-1000 lbs 98.00-112.00. MED/LGE 2: 80 head, 300-400 lbs 127.00-147.00; 192 head, 400-500 lbs 91.00-141.00; 260 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-133.00; 129 head, 600-700 lbs 85.00-124.50; 45 head, 700-800 lbs 104.00-119.00; 5 head, 800-900 lbs 90.00-100.00. MED/LGE 3: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 70.00-137.00; 56 head, 400-500 lbs 101.00-130.25; 51 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-128.50; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 109.00-121.00; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 70.00-110.00.

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

Virginia Grain

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Prices paid to producers as of 4:00 pm. Prices dollars per bushel unless otherwise stated. Prices from elevators within 30 mile radius.

NORFOLK TERMINAL AREA: No trends.

No 2 red winter wheat: new crop 8.34.

No 1 soybeans: 15.32, new crop 13.25.

NORFOLK PRODUCER AREA: No trends.

No 2 red winter wheat: new crop 8.04.

No 2 yellow corn: 7.46, new crop 6.37.

No 1 soybeans: 14.97, new crop 12.95.

PETERSBURG AREA: No trends.

No 2 red winter wheat: 7.95, new crop 7.79.

No 2 yellow corn: 7.66, new crop 6.47.

No 1 soybeans: 14.77, new crop 12.70.

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

Staunton, VA<\n>Feeder Cattle Sale

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1650 head (Steers 1000, Heifers 350, Bulls 300).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 176.00-187.00, 400-500 lbs 160.00-180.50, 500-600 lbs 150.00-172.50, 600-700 lbs 129.00-140.00, 700-800 lbs 124.25-135.00, 800-900 lbs 132.00-137.00, 900-1000 lbs 122.00-130.00, 1000-1100 lbs 118.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 180.00-207.50, 300-400 lbs 142.00, 400-500 lbs 153.00, 500-600 lbs 133.00-143.50, 600-700 lbs 123.00-137.00, 700-800 lbs 124.50-126.50, 900-1000 lbs 111.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 129.00-149.00, 400-500 lbs 125.00-135.00, 500-600 lbs 126.00-134.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-125.00, 700-800 lbs 114.00-116.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 121.00-131.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-130.00, 500-600 lbs 115.00-125.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 200.00-217.00, 300-400 lbs 181.00-182.00, 400-500 lbs 150.00, 500-600 lbs 137.50-145.00, 600-700 lbs 129.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 151.00-159.00, 500-600 lbs 121.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-124.00.

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

Virginia Livestock<\n>Auction Summary

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Northern Virginia Livestock Auctions Summary including Marshall, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton and Winchester Livestock Auctions for Oct 22-27, 2012. All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 3037 head (Steers 1328, Holstein Steers 10, Heifers 894, Bulls 805).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 166.00-187.00, 400-500 lbs 147.00-180.50, 500-600 lbs 141.00-172.50, 600-700 lbs 119.00-140.50, 700-800 lbs 122.00-135.00, 800-900 lbs 121.00-137.00, 900-1000 lbs 116.00-130.00, 1000-1100 lbs 116.50-118.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 164.00-207.50, 300-400 lbs 140.00-159.00, 400-500 lbs 132.00-153.00, 500-600 lbs 124.00-143.50, 600-700 lbs 109.00-137.00, 700-800 lbs 114.00-126.50, 800-900 lbs 104.00-118.00, 900-1000 lbs 111.50.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 300-400 lbs 97.00, 500-600 lbs 93.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 128.00-149.00, 400-500 lbs 110.00-137.75, 500-600 lbs 116.00-134.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-127.50, 700-800 lbs 109.00-120.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 110.00-131.00, 400-500 lbs 94.00-130.00, 500-600 lbs 93.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 91.00-114.00, 700-800 lbs 74.00-105.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 172.00-217.00, 300-400 lbs 163.00-187.50, 400-500 lbs 139.00-170.00, 500-600 lbs 122.00-145.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-129.00, 700-800 lbs 108.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 107.00-114.00, 900-1000 lbs 106.00-108.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 157.00-175.00, 300-400 lbs 141.00-160.50, 400-500 lbs 115.00-140.00, 500-600 lbs 118.00-129.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-124.00, 800-900 lbs 95.00-106.00, 900-1000 lbs 92.00.

Slaughter Cattle: 479 head (Cows 438, Bulls 41).

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKER: 75-80% Lean, 850-1200 lbs 73.25, 1200-1600 lbs 67.00-76.00, High Yielding 1200-1600 lbs 76.25-78.00; BONER: 80-85% Lean, 800-1200 lbs 68.50-76.25, 1200-2000 lbs 63.50-80.00, High Yielding 1200-2000 lbs 80.50-87.50; LEAN: 85-90% Lean, 850-1200 lbs 40.00-74.00.

Slaughter Bulls: YG 1-2: 1500-2500 lbs 84.50-91.00.

COWS RETURNED TO FARM: (85 head) MED/LGE 1-2: 3-12 years old, bred 3-9 months, 755-1675 lbs 710.00-1250.00 per head.

COWS WITH CALVES AT SIDE: (22 pair) MED/LGE 1-2: 5-10 years old with 140-260 lbs calves, 1060-1314 lbs 835.00-1450.00 per pair.

CALVES RETURNED TO FARM: (106 head) HOLSTEIN BULLS: 70-100 lbs 10.00-62.00 per head, 100-130 lbs 35.00-210.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (38 head) SPRING, WOOLED: CHOICE/PRIME: 60-80 lbs 207.50, 80-110 lbs 103.50-111.00, 110-125 lbs 98.50; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 30-60 lbs 90.00-109.00, 60-90 lbs 95.00-104.00; WOOLED: CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 130-160 lbs 121.00-137.50; GOOD/CHOICE 1-2: 30-60 lbs 115.00-150.00, 60-90 lbs 125.00-162.50, 90-110 lbs 137.00-157.50.

SLAUGHTER EWES: (57 head) CHOICE 2-4: 59.00-80.00; GOOD 2-4: 49.00-86.00; UTILITY 1-3: 50.00.

Goats: 64 head.

KIDS: SEL 1-2: 40-60 lbs 160.00-180.00, 60-80 lbs 132.00-175.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 100.00-150.00, 60-80 lbs 107.50.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: SEL 1-2: 70-110 lbs 158.00-204.00, 100-150 lbs 157.00.

Slaughter Hogs: 10 head.

BARROWS/GILTS: US 1-3: 190-210 lbs 41.00, 230-250 lbs 58.00.

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

Tri-State, VA<\n>Feeder Cattle Sale

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 26, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 920 head (Steers 400, Holstein Steers 20, Heifers 300, Bulls 200).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 140.00, 300-400 lbs 168.00-169.00, 400-500 lbs 152.00-157.00, 500-600 lbs 140.00-151.50, 600-700 lbs 132.00-141.00, 700-800 lbs 124.00-129.00, 800-900 lbs 124.00-128.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 142.50, 300-400 lbs 136.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 133.00-160.00, 600-700 lbs 136.00-142.00, 700-800 lbs 106.00-136.50, 800-900 lbs 125.00-128.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 121.00, 300-400 lbs 119.00-121.00, 400-500 lbs 80.00-94.00, 500-600 lbs 94.00-105.00, 600-700 lbs 67.00, 700-800 lbs 96.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 127.00-157.50, 300-400 lbs 138.00-154.00, 400-500 lbs 121.50-144.00, 500-600 lbs 110.00-127.00, 600-700 lbs 115.00-126.00, 700-800 lbs 115.00-117.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 152.00-152.50, 300-400 lbs 119.00-125.00, 400-500 lbs 114.00-135.00, 500-600 lbs 105.00-126.00, 600-700 lbs 108.00-109.00, 700-800 lbs 117.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 136.00-145.00, 300-400 lbs 139.00-169.00, 400-500 lbs 141.00-163.00, 500-600 lbs 142.00-154.00, 600-700 lbs 115.00-139.00, 700-800 lbs 110.00, 800-900 lbs 91.00, 900-1000 lbs 91.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 136.00, 300-400 lbs 136.00-162.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-150.00, 500-600 lbs 97.00-141.00, 600-700 lbs 108.00-110.00, 700-800 lbs 90.00-114.00.

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

VA Vegetables<\n>Weekly Trends

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

F.O.B. Shipping point prices.

BEANS, EASTERN SHORE OF VA: Movement expected to decrease. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market.

TOMATOES, GRAPE, EASTERN SHORE OF VA: Movement expected to decrease. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market.

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

Winchester, VA<\n>Feeder Cattle

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 24, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 1898.

On-Farm Cattle: 576 (Steers 394; Heifers 182).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 77 head, 600-700 lbs 160.75; 203 head, 700-800 lbs 145.00-148.25; 56 head, 800-900 lbs 135.50.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2: 58 head, 800-900 lbs 102.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 182 head, 500-600 lbs 145.50-146.50.

In-Barn Cattle: 1322 (Steers 712; Heifers 610).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 143.00-169.50; 99 head, 400-500 lbs 146.00-169.72; 197 head, 500-600 lbs 144.50-160.00; 112 head, 600-700 lbs 130.00-143.50; 33 head, 700-800 lbs 131.50-139.00; 61 head, 800-900 lbs 106.00-133.00; 12 head, 900-1000 lbs 117.00-129.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 161.00-162.00; 29 head, 400-500 lbs 153.00-159.75; 57 head, 500-600 lbs 134.00-147.25; 31 head, 600-700 lbs 127.00-136.25; 14 head, 700-800 lbs 115.00-122.50; 10 head, 800-900 lbs 109.00-119.00; 26 head, 900-1000 lbs 123.50. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 500-600 lbs 105.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 12 head, 300-400 lbs 94.00-139.50; 100 head, 400-500 lbs 117.00-128.00; 123 head, 500-600 lbs 123.50-128.25; 116 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00-126.00; 95 head, 700-800 lbs 93.00-127.25; 10 head, 900-1000 lbs 102.00-112.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 131.00; 30 head, 400-500 lbs 107.00-128.00; 57 head, 500-600 lbs 119.00-128.00; 25 head, 600-700 lbs 118.00-122.75; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 115.50. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 400-500 lbs 105.00-108.00.

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

Wythe County, VA<\n>Feeder Cattle Sale

Richmond, Va.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 575 head (Steers 266, Holstein Steers 42, Heifers 150, Bulls 117).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 139.00, 300-400 lbs 176.00, 400-500 lbs 145.00-148.00, 500-600 lbs 145.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 126.00-133.00, 700-800 lbs 126.00-128.00, 800-900 lbs 120.00-125.00, 900-1000 lbs 114.00, 1000-1100 lbs 100.00-105.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 125.00-137.00, 300-400 lbs 160.00-167.00, 400-500 lbs 145.00-163.00, 500-600 lbs 145.00-163.00, 600-700 lbs 126.00-132.00, 700-800 lbs 124.00-128.00, 800-900 lbs 117.00-118.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 122.00-124.00, 300-400 lbs 110.00-124.00, 500-600 lbs 92.00-108.50, 600-700 lbs 80.00-98.00, 700-800 lbs 69.00-87.00, 800-900 lbs 81.00, 1000-1100 lbs 76.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 138.00-141.00, 300-400 lbs 128.50-133.50, 400-500 lbs 128.50-156.00, 500-600 lbs 120.50-121.00, 600-700 lbs 118.50-120.00, 700-800 lbs 11.00-113.00, 800-900 lbs 98.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 135.00-144.00, 300-400 lbs 127.50-136.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-134.25, 500-600 lbs 110.00-124.00, 600-700 lbs 112.00-121.50, 700-800 lbs 110.00-112.00, 800-900 lbs 98.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 152.00, 300-400 lbs 172.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-146.00, 500-600 lbs 133.00-137.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-123.00, 700-800 lbs 105.00-109.00, 800-900 lbs 93.50, 900-1000 lbs 82.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 138.00, 300-400 lbs 170.00, 400-500 lbs 137.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-136.50, 600-700 lbs 115.00-122.00, 700-800 lbs 104.00, 800-900 lbs 82.00.

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

Northeast and North<\n>Central Veal Report

Des Moines, Iowa<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Compared to last week: The special fed veal carcass market was unevenly steady on a light market test due to some packers not operating today because of the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Trading was light to moderate, with moderate demand and offerings. Harvest numbers were 12% lower compared to last week. Dressed weights were up 1.7 pounds in the Northeast, up 2.8 pounds in the North Central, with the composite up 2.4 pounds.

Represents calves harvested Thursday through Saturday of last week. VEAL CARCASS, SPECIAL FED, HOT BASIS-PAID TO PRODUCER - FOB BASIS Includes previously committed contract and open market calves.

NON-PACKER OWNED: Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis: 1281 head, 346.00-360.00, wtd avg 350.83.

PACKER OWNED: Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis: 940 head, 357.00-380.00, wtd avg 369.19.

COMPOSITE: Hide-Off, 255-315 Lbs. Hot Basis: 2221 head, 346.00-380.00, wtd avg 358.60.

CONTRACT INFORMATION: Hot Basis, Hide-Off: Current future contracts offered: Firm Bottom Northeast and North Central, 305.00 to 325.00, mostly 310.00 to 325.00 for mid March.

Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA. Mark Werner, 515-284-4460.

Vintage Sales Stables<\n>Monday Auction

Paradise, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA<.000>

CATTLE: 54, Last weekk 219; CALVES: 39, Last week 73.

A light run of cattle on offer today due to adverse weather conditions expected from the arrival of Hurricane Sandy later today into tomorrow. Slaughter steers and cows were lightly tested and sold with a steady undertone. Today’s cattle supply consisted of 14 steers, 00 heifers, 40 cows, 0 bulls and 0 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1360-1520 lbs 122.00-126.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.50, Low dress 59.00-66.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.00-69.00, Low dress 50.00-62.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, a light test of bull calves sold steady with moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULLS CALVES: #1: 95-115 lbs 90.00-110.00; #3: 70-100 lbs 50.00-60.00; UTILITY: 70-90 lbs 20.00-50.00.

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

NOTICE: Feeder cattle sale Nov. 9.

Vintage Sales Stables<\n>Tuesday Auction

Paradise, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Sale barn closed due to Hurricane Sandy.

Weaverland Hay

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Nov. 1, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per ton except where noted. 27 total loads.

Timothy: 300.00.

Orchard Grass: 290.00-300.00.

Mixed: 200.00-350.00.

Grass: 195.00-250.00.

Straw: 170.00-240.00.

Oats: 5.00 bu.

Firewood: 70.00-185.00 load.

Corn Fodder: 95.00.

Rye: 8.00 bu.

Weaverland <\n>Produce Auction

New Holland, Pa.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Westminster Hay

Westminster, Md.<\n>Oct.. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due Hurricane Sandy.

Westminster <\n>Livestock

Westminster, Md.<\n>Oct. 30, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

No report available due to Hurricane Sandy.

Westminster<\n>Produce Auction

Westminster, Md.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

Produce

Prices per box except as noted.

Potatoes: 2.00-5.50.

Cucumbers: 1.50-3.00.

Cauliflower: 2.00-3.50.

Apples: 3.00-4.00.

Onions: 3.00-3.50.

Peppers: 2.00-4.25; Hot: 1.00-3.25.

Broccoli: 1.00-1.25 ea.

Turnips: 2.50-4.00.

Radishes: 1.00-2.50.

Tomatoes: 3.00-8.00.

Cabbage: 1.00-1.50 ea.

Lettuce: 1.00-1.25 ea.

Beans: String: 2.00-4.25.

Flowers / Other

Pumpkins: 1.00-11.00 ea.

Westminster Small<\n>Animal Auction

Westminster, Md.<\n>Oct. 25, 2012<\n>Report Supplied By Auction

Prices per each except where noted.

Pigeons: 2.00-3.25.

White Pigeons: 2.50-4.25.

Mixed Ducks: 4.00-8.00.

Geese: 12.00.

Goslings: 12.00.

Turkeys: 15.00.

Chicken Families: 17.50.

Crossbred Roosters: 5.75-8.25.

Crossbred Hens: 0.50-8.25.

Red Fowl: 0.50-3.50.

Leghorn Hens: 1.00-4.25.

Leghorn Roosters: 5.25-7.00.

Banty Hens: 1.00-4.25.

Banty Roosters: 1.00-5.00.

Bunnies: 1.00-3.50.

Rabbits: 1.00-11.00.

Guinea Pigs: 0.50-1.50.

WOG Broiler/Fryers<\n>Eastern Region Weekly

Atlanta, Ga.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Market Supplied by USDA

WOG Broiler/fryers (without giblets), prices paid per lb, delivered to first receivers in trucklot and less than trucklot quantities.

MAJORITY: 87.00-90.00.

WTD AVG: 87.36.

LOADS: 31.

Source: USDA AMS Poultry Programs, Market News & Analysis. Atlanta, GA. 404-562-5857.

Wolgemuth Hay

Leola, Pa.<\n>Oct. 31, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction <.000>

Prices per ton except where noted. 20 total loads.

Alfalfa: 265.00-285.00.

Mixed: 90.00-305.00; 240.00 load.

Grass: 90.00-230.00.

Straw: 180.00.

Corn Fodder: 77.00.

Jackson County,<\n>W. VA Feeders

Charleston, W. Va.

Oct. 27, 2012

Report Supplied by USDA

Prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 606. Slaughter cows made up 6 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 5 percent, and feeders 87 percent. The feeder supply included 42 percent steers, 33 percent heifers, and 25 percent bulls. Near 40 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 315-331 lbs 168.00-174.00; 12 head, 350-395 lbs 165.00-178.00; 4 head, 420-445 lbs 165.00-169.00; 11 head, 465-495 lbs 159.00-166.00; 20 head, 510-542 lbs 135.00-153.00; 8 head, 555-587 lbs 138.00-144.00; 19 head, 607-635 lbs 135.00-143.00; 5 head, 655-663 lbs 130.50-139.00; 15 head, 779 lbs 144.50; 60 head, 855-890 lbs 128.00-138.85; 41 head, 910 lbs 132.25. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 465-475 lbs 132.00-136.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 295 lbs 132.00; 7 head, 317-345 lbs 124.00-137.00; 6 head, 365-382 lbs 125.00-131.00; 6 head, 363-390 lbs 128.00-130.00; 19 head, 400-448 lbs 122.00-129.00; 4 head, 425 lbs 132.00; 22 head, 453-495 lbs 123.00-132.00; 30 head, 500-545 lbs 115.00-127.00; 4 head, 520-540 lbs 120.00-128.00; 33 head, 550-590 lbs 115.00-133.00; 11 head, 610-647 lbs 117.00-123.00; 5 head, 655-685 lbs 109.00-121.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 11 head, 352-373 lbs 174.00-186.00; 15 head, 460-495 lbs 143.00-152.00; 4 head, 460 lbs 136.00; 20 head, 505-542 lbs 149.00-160.00; 4 head, 535 lbs 137.00; 8 head, 560-580 lbs 133.00-153.00; 13 head, 600-620 lbs 121.00-123.00; 6 head, 655-690 lbs 113.00-118.00; 4 head, 710 lbs 100.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 450 lbs 135.00-144.00; 12 head, 500-545 lbs 115.00-143.00.

Source: WV Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Charleston, WV. Steve Casto, 304.542.6127.

Riverton, W. VA<\n>Lambs & Goats

Charleston, W. Va.<\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by USDA

Sheep prices per cwt. Goat prices per head.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (181 Head) Spring: 105-130 lbs 115.00, 85-105 lbs 125.00.

FEEDER LAMBS: (21 Head) Spring: 70-85 lbs 125.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: (19 Head) Thin: 42.00; Flesh: 46.00-58.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: (1 Head) Flesh: 55.00.

Goats: 27 Head.

KIDS: Sel 1: 40-60 lbs 78.00-81.50; Sel 2: 20-40 lbs 55.00.

NANNIES: Sel 1: 143.50; Sel 2: 95.00.

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

South Branch, W.VA<\n>Feeder Cattle Sale

Charleston, W.Va. <\n>Oct. 27, 2012<\n> Report Supplied By USDA

Prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 888.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 46 percent steers, 50 percent heifers, and 3 percent bulls.

FEEDER STEERS: LGE 1: 30 head, 558 lbs 151.00; 43 head, 644 lbs 144.00; 21 head, 736 lbs 125.00; MED/LGE 1: 23 head, 429 lbs 184.00; 14 head, 493 lbs 163.00; 4 head, 499 lbs 158.00; 6 head, 626 lbs 146.00; 4 head, 644 lbs 121.50; 10 head, 788 lbs 135.00; 12 head, 841 lbs 125.00. MED 1: 7 head, 365 lbs 179.00; 45 head, 488 lbs 169.00; 9 head, 485 lbs 169.00; 52 head, 568 lbs 155.00; 10 head, 572 lbs 155.00; 41 head, 644 lbs 144.50; 15 head, 765 lbs 128.50; 5 head, 862 lbs 124.50. MED/LGE 2: 11 head, 425 lbs 171.00; 17 head, 491 lbs 162.50; 15 head, 564 lbs 144.00; 7 head, 644 lbs 136.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 35 head, 417 lbs 140.00; 99 head, 491-492 lbs 128.00-130.00; 5 head, 549 lbs 126.00; 107 head, 554-562 lbs 124.25-128.00; 64 head, 643 lbs 123.00; 4 head, 620 lbs 120.25; 17 head, 650 lbs 130.00; 10 head, 753 lbs 115.00; 6 head, 852 lbs 106.00; 7 head, 954 lbs 103.00. MED 1: 6 head, 343 lbs 140.00; 4 head, 42 lbs 130.00; 4 head, 491 lbs 123.50. MED/LGE 1 - 2: 15 head, 664 lbs 126.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 360 lbs 137.00; 22 head, 423 lbs 132.00; 4 head, 633 lbs 115.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 425-438 lbs 138.00-150.00; 6 head, 482-497 lbs 134.00-135.00. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 455-465 lbs 118.00-131.00; 5 head, 550-563 lbs 124.50-125.00.

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

Wyalusing<\n>Livestock Market

Wyalusing, Pa.<\n>Oct. 29, 2012<\n>Report Supplied by Auction

Prices per cwt except where noted.

CATTLE: Boners/Utilities: 70.00-76.00; Canners/Cutters: 66.00-74.00; Easy Cows: 55.00 and down.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: 1300-1500 lbs 75.00-83.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: 1100-1900 lbs 85.00-95.00.

FEEDER STEERS: 300-500 lbs 120.00-130.00, 500-700 lbs 110.00-160.00, 800+ lbs 90.00-110.00.

FEEDER BULLS: 300-600 lbs 110.00-140.00, 700-1100 lbs 75.00-110.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: 300-500 lbs 100.00-125.00, 600-800 lbs 85.00-110.00, 800+ lbs 85.00-110.00.

BACK TO FARM BULLS CALVES: 95+ lbs 90.00-110.00, 90-95 lbs 70.00-90.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00.

SLAUGHTER CALVES: 45.00 and down.

HEIFER CALVES: 90+ lbs 75.00-100.00, 80-90 lbs 40.00-70.00.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: 65-95 lbs 100.00-130.00.

SLAUGHTER SHEEP: 35.00-50.00.

GOATS (hd): Lge: 100.00-130.00; Sm: 20.00-50.00.

NOTE: Feeder cattle sale Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.


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