Market Reports for October 19, 2013

10/19/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Oct. 18, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This week 125.75; Last week 125.40; Last year 120.25.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 106.55; Last week 107.35; Last year 103.50.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 120.75; Last week 120.50; Last year 118.50.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 76.80; Last week 76.85; Last year 75.95.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 73.45; Last week 74.25; Last year 74.10.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 91.70; Last week 96.00; Last year 105.85.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 80.00; Last week government shutdown; Last year 60.75.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 196.25; Last week 144.50; Last year 139.25.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 121.25; Last week 129.20; Last year 97.85.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 187.75; Last week 208.50; Last year 149.25.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 2670; Last week 2670; Last year 4328. CALVES: This week 2245; Last week 2245; Last year 2835. HOGS: This week 1085; Last week 1085; Last year 1131. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year n/a. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 2995; Last week 2995; Last year 1907. GOATS: This week 2613; Last week 2613; Last year 2160.

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

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

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

HOGS: Due to government shutdown, numbers this week were limited. Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00 to 4.00 higher. Sows sold mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower.

SHEEP/LAMBS: Due to government shutdown, numbers this week were limited. When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 15.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly 10.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: Due to government shutdown, numbers this week were limited. When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly 30.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly steady.

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2436; Last week: government shutdown; Last year: 2810. CALVES: 1728; Last week: government shutdown; Last year: 1882.

This week in Lancaster county, slaughter steers traded mostly steady with good demand.

Direct feedlot trades have not been updated as services from the federal government have just been restored late this week. Information and data flow on some key reports will be delayed due to the necessary time to collect the information. One such report will be tomorrow’s cattle on feed report. Industry estimates have a wide discrepancy on feedlot placements for September, but overall consensus for total cattle on feed is expected to be lower.

Returning to Lancaster markets, slaughter cows have trended lower this past week following their typical seasonal decline. This year’s decline was delayed slightly as cattle ranchers in the South and Midwest held on to cows longer in response to available forage allowing them to keep the calves on the cows longer before weaning and culling.

Other highlights to consider that occurred during the federal shutdown was the massive loss of cattle and calves in the Black Hills of South Dakota as a blitzing cold front quickly pushed through the area bringing down-pours of cold rain that transitioned into blizzard conditions with high winds and rapidly declining temperatures. The storm killed an estimated 60,000-70,000 head of cattle. This is still less than 1% of the US heard, but is noteworthy for northern plains feeders and will have to show up sooner or later on the cattle on feed reports for this fall.

Beef production continues to grow in Brazil, India, and Australia, inverse to declining US production. Any decline in US exports will most likely be picked up by one of these competing markets. JBS USA beef shipments are currently on suspension to South Korea due to traces of zilapaterol (Zilmax) found in a shipment of cattle. South Korea will continue to take beef from other US beef processors, but testing will most likely remain stringent.

Boxed Beef prices this past Thursday were quoted at 196.03/cwt for Choice cutouts with the Choice/Select spread at 14.31/cwt. Live Cattle futures continue to hold a firm premium to the spot trade with October quoted at 129.15 on Thursday and December futures at 134.00/cwt.

Feeder cattle futures remain robust with October at 165.85/cwt as of Thursday’s close and November at 166.90/cwt representing a 750 lbs steer price.

All cattle markets are priced per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1280-1555 lbs 127.00-129.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1190-1575 lbs 124.00-127.50; SELECT: 1260-1450 lbs 118.00-123.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1365-1600 lbs 106.00-114.75; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1740 lbs 100.50-106.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1190-1345 lbs 123.50-126.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1285-1445 lbs 120.00-124.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 82.00-88.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-79.50, High dress 79.50-85.50, Low dress 68.00-74.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-77.00, High dress 77.00-81.00, Low dress 66.00-70.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-70.00, High dress 72.00-75.50, Low dress 57.00-64.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1030-1900 lbs avg dress 95.00-102.00, high dress 105.00-111.00, low dress 86.00-93.00.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 10.00 lower with moderate demand. Heifers traded steady to firm. All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 130.00-160.00, 90 lbs 70.00-95.00; #2: 95-130 lbs 110.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 50.00-70.00, 70-90 lbs 40.00-55.00; UTILITY: 60-100 lbs 17.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-95 lbs 95.00-120.00; #2: 70-95 lbs 80.00-90.00; CROSSBREDS: 65-95 lbs 40.00-50.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 50-85 lbs 22.00-45.00.

TUESDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-123 lbs 125.00-138.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 115.00-124.00, 90 lbs 132.00, 83 lbs 75.00; #3: 80-110 lbs 70.00-80.00, 75 lbs 45.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 51.00-57.00, 70 lbs 35.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-105 lbs 120.00-127.00, 85 lbs 82.00; #2: 90-100 lbs 110.00-112.00, 84 lbs 70.00, 75 lbs 52.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 128.00-137.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 125.00-131.00, 88-92 lbs 107.00, 80-86 lbs 82.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 80.00-85.00, 80-88 lbs 60.00-80.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 23.00-62.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 80-125 lbs 60.00-90.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-100 lbs 25.00-60.00.

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

Vintage Special Feeder Cattle Sale
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Receipts: 571; Last Sale: 785.

A good supply of feeder cattle was available for the monthly feeder cattle sale. With a large crowd on hand, demand for feeders was active. Feeder steers sold mostly steady on weights up to 600 lbs while heivier steers sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. There was a strong demand for holstein steers with prices climbing 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers and bulls also showed strong interest with prices showing firmness across the board. All prices per cwt.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 155.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 162.00-170.00, 500-600 lbs 159.00-180.00, 600-700 lbs 150.00-165.00, 700-800 lbs 142.00-153.00, 800-900 lbs 140.00-146.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 135.00-145.00, 400-500 lbs 135.00-157.00, 500-600 lbs 145.00-157.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-146.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEINS: LGE 3: 200-400 lbs 117.00-125.00, 400-500 lbs 105.00-120.00, 500-600 lbs 107.00-112.00, 600-700 lbs 110.00-111.00, 700-800 lbs 102.00-112.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-400 lbs 142.00-150.00, 400-500 lbs 139.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 132.00-162.00, 600-700 lbs 130.00-142.00, 700-800 lbs 120.00-122.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-500 lbs 135.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 115.00-130.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00-137.00, 700-1000 lbs 118.00-120.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-500 lbs 152.00-167.00, 600-800 lbs 127.00-140.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs 135.00-138.00, 500-600 lbs 122.00-129.00, 600-800 lbs 120.00-137.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Oct. 25.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

CATTLE: 1200; Last week 822. CALVES: 404; Last week 447.

Compared to two weeks ago, breaker cows sold steady to 1.00 higher while boner and lean cows traded 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Cattle supply included 157 slaughter steers, 181 heifers, 307 cows, 291 bulls,and 264 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 84.00-88.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, High dress 78.50-83.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.00-74.00, Low dress 67.00-69.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-70.00, Low dress 57.00-61.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 875-2035 lbs 95.00-102.00, high dress 105.00-111.00, very high dress 115.00-125.00, low dress 86.00-93.00.

CALVES: Compared to two weeks ago Holstein bull calves sold mostly steady. Heifers sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-130 lbs 130.00-160.00, 90 lbs 70.00-95.00; #2: 95-130 lbs 110.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 50.00-70.00, 70-90 lbs 40.00-55.00; UTILITY: 60-100 lbs 17.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-95 lbs 95.00-120.00; #2: 70-95 lbs 80.00-90.00; CROSSBREDS: 65-95 lbs 40.00-50.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 50-85 lbs 22.00-45.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

CATTLE: 171; Last week 163. CALVES: 113; Last week 85.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold .50 to 1.00 higher. Slaughter heifers and slaughter holsteins sold 1.00 to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower. Cattle supply consisted of 89 steers, 13 heifers, 59 cows, 6 bulls, and 4 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1315-1585 lbs 127.00-129.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1355-1520 lbs 125.00-127.50; SELECT 2-3: 1260-1450 lbs 118.00-123.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1415-1525 lbs 108.00-114.75; CHOICE 2-3: 1545-1740 lbs 100.50-106.50.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1190-1345 lbs 123.50-126.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1165-1330 lbs 120.00-124.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.50-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 73.00-75.00, High dress 77.00-81.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-70.00, High dress 71.00-73.00, Low dress 59.00-63.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1685-2005 lbs 90.00-95.00, high dress 1745-1790 lbs 103.00.

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

BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 120.00-132.00, 80-90 lbs 80.00-95.00; #2: 90-110 lbs 95.00-115.00; #3: 80-115 lbs 50.00-70.00; UTILITY: 60-90 lbs 15.00-45.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Oct. 25.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 15, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

CATTLE: 360; Last week 420. CALVES: 615; Last week 567.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold steady with good demand. Cattle supply included 34 steers and heifers, 308 slaughter cows, 6 bulls, and 11 feeders. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1550 lbs 105.00-109.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 79.00-83.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-80.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 70.50-76.00, High dress 77.00-78.00, Low dress 67.00-69.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.50-70.50, High dress 70.00-73.00, Low dress 60.00-65.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1300-1900 lbs 87.00-89.50, High Dress 1820 lbs 105.00.

RETURN TO FARM CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 20.00 to 25.00 lower. Demand was light for bull calves. Holstein Heifer calves sold sharply lower 30.00-45.00 lower with light demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 485 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-123 lbs 125.00-138.00; #2: 95-113 lbs 115.00-124.00, 90 lbs 132.00, 83 lbs 75.00; #3: 80-110 lbs 70.00- 80.00, 75 lbs 45.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 51.00-57.00, 70 lbs 35.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-105 lbs 120.00-127.00, 85 lbs 82.00; #2: 90-100 lbs 110.00-112.00, 84 lbs 70.00, 75 lbs 52.00.

NOTE: Next feeder sale Oct. 25.

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

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 17, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 705; Last week 1059; Last year 715. CALVES: 596; Last week 595; Last year 575.

Compared to last week's market, slaughter steers sold steady to 1.00 higher with good demand. Slaughter cows sold steady. Slaughter bulls traded weak on a light test. Cattle supplies included 218 slaughter steers; 49 heifers; 379 cows; 45 bulls; and 14 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1280-1555 lbs 127.00-129.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1190-1575 lbs 124.00-126.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1365-1600 lbs 106.00-109.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1685 lbs 101.00-106.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: CHOICE 2-3: 1285-1445 lbs 117.00-120.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 82.00-85.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-79.50, High dress 80.00-85.50, Low dress 68.00-74.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 72.00-77.00, High dress 77.00-81.00, Low dress 66.00-72.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-69.50, High dress 72.00-75.50, Low dress 58.00-64.50;

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1030-1900 lbs avg dress 86.00-89.00, low dress 74.00-85.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 10.00 lower this Thursday with moderate demand. Heifers traded 5.00-10.00 higher. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 396 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 94-128 lbs 128.00-137.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 125.00-131.00, 88-92 lbs 107.00, 80-86 lbs 82.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 80.00-85.00, 80-88 lbs 60.00-80.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 23.00-62.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-135.00; #2: 80-125 lbs 60.00-90.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 65-100 lbs 25.00-60.00.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 10, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Oct 03-09. Sales at Blackstone, Culpeper, Dublin, Lynchburg, Marshall, Narrows, Radiant, Springlake, Tri-State and Winchester.

Feeder Cattle: 4201 head (Steers 1867; Heifers 1801; Bulls 533).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 25 head, 300-400 lbs 168.00-199.00; 151 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-179.50; 347 head, 500-600 lbs 134.00-167.50; 260 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-154.00; 115 head, 700-800 lbs 102.00-145.00; 154 head, 800-900 lbs 119.00-154.00; 46 head, 900-1000 lbs 123.00-146.00; 5 head, 1000-1100 lbs 105.00-115.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 13 head, 400-500 lbs 180.00; 7 head, 500-600 lbs 163.00; 18 head, 600-700 lbs 146.00; 50 head, 700-800 lbs 146.25-149.00; 21 head, 800-900 lbs 134.00-148.00; 19 head, 900-1000 lbs 129.00-135.00. MED/LGE 2: 45 head, 300-400 lbs 136.00-198.00; 114 head, 400-500 lbs 115.00-180.00; 131 head, 500-600 lbs 136.00-164.25; 116 head, 600-700 lbs 94.00-150.00; 41 head, 700-800 lbs 108.00-148.50; 11 head, 800-900 lbs 134.00-146.00; 4 head, 1100-1200 lbs 96.50. MED/LGE 2-3: 5 head, 800-900 lbs 135.50. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 160.00-180.00; 14 head, 400-500 lbs 117.00-173.00; 27 head, 500-600 lbs 137.00-155.00; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 107.00-145.50; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 132.00-136.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 40 head, 300-400 lbs 132.00-157.00; 196 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-146.00; 312 head, 500-600 lbs 100.00-145.00; 234 head, 600-700 lbs 117.50-142.00; 75 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00-138.00; 10 head, 800-900 lbs 106.00-123.00; 4 head, 900-1000 lbs 91.00-117.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 23 head, 600-700 lbs 139.00-142.00. MED/LGE 2: 93 head, 300-400 lbs 120.00-160.00; 199 head, 400-500 lbs 84.00-144.00; 197 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-143.00; 149 head, 600-700 lbs 70.00-133.25; 31 head, 700-800 lbs 111.00-135.50; 7 head, 800-900 lbs 112.00-129.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 7 head, 800-900 lbs 123.00. MED/LGE 3: 14 head, 300-400 lbs 125.00-147.00; 54 head, 400-500 lbs 108.00-140.25; 39 head, 500-600 lbs 90.00-137.25; 21 head, 600-700 lbs 126.50-130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 18 head, 300-400 lbs 159.00-203.00; 71 head, 400-500 lbs 108.00-179.00; 101 head, 500-600 lbs 128.00-159.00; 46 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-136.50; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 89.00-121.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 10 head, 600-700 lbs 132.75. MED/LGE 2: 24 head, 300-400 lbs 132.00-204.50; 97 head, 400-500 lbs 116.00-182.00; 57 head, 500-600 lbs 93.00-147.00; 32 head, 600-700 lbs 82.00-136.00; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 108.50-116.00. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 400-500 lbs 119.00-143.00; 6 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-134.00.

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

Lynchburg, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 1105 (Steers 341; Heifers 492; Bulls 272).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 23 head, 400-500 lbs 175.00-178.50; 76 head, 500-600 lbs 156.50-164.75; 56 head, 600-700 lbs 148.00-150.50; 12 head, 700-800 lbs 144.50-146.25. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 201.00; 45 head, 400-500 lbs 178.50-181.50; 8 head, 500-600 lbs 155.50; 34 head, 600-700 lbs 151.00-152.25; 7 head, 700-800 lbs 135.50-137.25. MED/LGE 3: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 161.00-191.00; 12 head, 400-500 lbs 175.00; 11 head, 500-600 lbs 152.75; 8 head, 600-700 lbs 145.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 300-400 lbs 163.50-164.50; 38 head, 400-500 lbs 143.00-145.75; 84 head, 500-600 lbs 132.50-146.25; 30 head, 600-700 lbs 128.50-130.50. MED/LGE 2: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 160.00-169.50; 65 head, 400-500 lbs 145.00-147.75; 57 head, 500-600 lbs 141.25-142.00; 28 head, 600-700 lbs 132.00-132.50; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 129.50. MED/LGE 3: 14 head, 300-400 lbs 155.00-158.50; 26 head, 400-500 lbs 139.00-142.75; 36 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-129.00; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-126.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 300-400 lbs 183.00-205.00; 55 head, 400-500 lbs 166.50-179.00; 24 head, 500-600 lbs 145.50-149.50; 11 head, 600-700 lbs 135.00. MED/LGE 2: 26 head, 300-400 lbs 205.00; 79 head, 400-500 lbs 166.50-180.00; 26 head, 500-600 lbs 149.25-150.00; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 135.50.

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

Staunton, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1290 head (Steers 800, Holstein Steers 15, Heifers 350, Bulls 125).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 220.50, 300-400 lbs 182.50-202.50, 400-500 lbs 150.00-199.50, 500-600 lbs 151.00-168.00, 600-700 lbs 137.00-159.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-156.00, 800-900 lbs 141.00-157.75, 900-1000 lbs 138.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 160.00-177.00, 400-500 lbs 162.50-167.50, 500-600 lbs 136.50-153.00, 600-700 lbs 129.00-148.00, 700-800 lbs 125.00-139.00, 800-900 lbs 130.00-133.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 144.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-140.00, 500-600 lbs 124.00-133.00, 700-800 lbs 126.00-127.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 300-400 lbs 81.00-92.00, 400-500 lbs 101.00-104.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 145.00-155.00, 400-500 lbs 126.00-136.00, 500-600 lbs 126.00-132.00, 600-700 lbs 129.50-141.50, 700-800 lbs 124.00-130.00, 800-900 lbs 120.00-126.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 150.00-153.00, 400-500 lbs 121.00-127.00, 500-600 lbs 123.00-128.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00-134.00, 700-800 lbs 125.00, 800-900 lbs 116.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 144.00, 400-500 lbs 121.00-126.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-122.00, 600-700 lbs 119.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 195.00-220.00, 300-400 lbs 179.00-197.50, 400-500 lbs 150.00-177.00, 500-600 lbs 150.00-159.00, 600-700 lbs 134.00-137.00, 700-800 lbs 125.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 142.00, 300-400 lbs 154.00-177.50, 400-500 lbs 149.00-161.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-140.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-131.00, 700-800 lbs 119.00-120.00, 800-900 lbs 110.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 100.00-105.00, 500-600 lbs 90.00, 600-700 lbs 115.00, 800-900 lbs 96.00.

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

Tri-State, VA Feeder Cattle Sale
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1354 head (Steers 547, Holstein Steers 9, Heifers 516, Bulls 282).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 177.50, 300-400 lbs 168.00-182.50, 400-500 lbs 165.00-172.50, 500-600 lbs 158.00-168.00, 600-700 lbs 148.00-162.00, 700-800 lbs 143.50-155.00, 800-900 lbs 139.00-144.50; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 160.00-173.00, 400-500 lbs 150.00-166.00, 500-600 lbs 156.00-166.00, 600-700 lbs 134.00-151.00, 700-800 lbs 124.00-141.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 300-400 lbs 101.00-111.00, 500-600 lbs 95.00-97.00, 700-800 lbs 102.00, 900-1000 lbs 71.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 142.00-154.00, 300-400 lbs 137.00-155.00, 400-500 lbs 138.00-151.00, 500-600 lbs 137.00-143.50, 600-700 lbs 135.00-159.00, 700-800 lbs 129.00-142.00, 800-900 lbs 121.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 127.00-150.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-143.00, 600-700 lbs 123.00-138.00, 700-800 lbs 126.00-132.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs 122.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 161.00-180.00, 300-400 lbs 168.00-180.00, 400-500 lbs 156.00-168.00, 500-600 lbs 153.00-164.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-146.00, 700-800 lbs 116.00-128.00, 800-900 lbs 100.00-116.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 150.00-170.00, 400-500 lbs 145.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 142.00-154.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-135.00, 700-800 lbs 113.00-122.50.

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

Riverton, W. VA Feeder Cattle
Charleston, W. Va.
Oct. 12, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 1142.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 54 percent steers, and 46 percent heifers.All sourced and aged.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 35 head, 650-650 650 160.50. LGE 1-2: 85 head, 450-450 lbs 185.50. MED/LGE 1-2: 78 head, 475-475 lbs 188.00; 91 head, 550-550 lbs 175.00; 74 head, 675-675 lbs 163.75; 70 head, 705-705 lbs 165.00; 63 head, 770-770 lbs 160.00; 60 head, 820-820 lbs 156.00; 55 head, 900-900 lbs 153.75.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1-2: 163 head, 455-475 lbs 161.50-162.50; 239 head, 600-625 lbs 154.25-156.00; 68 head, 725-725 lbs 150.75; 61 head, 825-825 lbs 145.25.

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

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

All prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 1925.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 57 percent steers, 42 percent heifers, and 1 percent bulls.

FEEDER STEERS: LGE 1: 16 head, 505-505 lbs 180.00 blk; 73 head, 574-574 lbs 165.75 blk; 115 head, 644-648 lbs 157.00-157.75 blk/bwf; 33 head, 746-746 lbs 144.00 blk; 5 head, 937-937 lbs 128.75 exotic; 6 head, 972-972 lbs 132.75 blk; 4 head, 1109-1109 lbs 122.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 363-363 lbs 205.00; 4 head, 549-549 lbs 160.00 rwf; 5 head, 568-568 lbs 161.00 smoke; 4 head, 638-638 lbs 155.50 smoke; 15 head, 847-847 lbs 139.50 blk/bwf; 4 head, 954-954 lbs 134.75 blk. MED 1: 24 head, 426-426 lbs 197.50 blk/bwf; 108 head, 494-494 lbs 182.00-186.00 blk; 13 head, 499-499 lbs 181.00 bwf; 5 head, 504-504 lbs 174.00 rwf; 209 head, 560-564 lbs 165.50-169.50 blk; 24 head, 564-564 lbs 165.75 bwf; 113 head, 633-638 lbs 156.00-156.25 blk; 6 head, 656-656 lbs 157.00 bwf; 28 head, 742-742 lbs 146.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 1-2: 21 head, 465-465 lbs 177.00; 13 head, 545-545 lbs 160.00 fleshy; 19 head, 647-647 lbs 157.75; 12 head, 699-699 lbs 148.50; 16 head, 781-781 lbs 142.00 yearlings. MED/LGE 2: 14 head, 345-345 lbs 198.50 blk/bwf; 36 head, 418-418 lbs 190.50 blk/bwf; 40 head, 492-492 lbs 174.00 blk/bwf; 44 head, 560-560 lbs 158.25 blk/bwf; 25 head, 637-637 lbs 146.75; 9 head, 714-735 lbs 137.00-140.50 blk. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 500-548 lbs 116.00-135.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 47 head, 428-428 lbs 163.00 blk/bwf; 102 head, 493-493 lbs 152.00 blk/bwf; 66 head, 501-501 lbs 152.00 blk/bwf; 155 head, 563-563 lbs 141.00-142.00 blk/bwf; 4 head, 565-565 lbs 140.00 smoke; 5 head, 562-562 lbs 141.00 rwf; 90 head, 636-649 lbs 134.50 blk/bwf; 28 head, 663-663 lbs 135.75 yearlings; 10 head, 738-738 lbs 130.50 blk; 11 head, 798-798 lbs 130.00 smoke. MED 1: 5 head, 343-343 lbs 169.00 blk. MED/LGE 1-2: 17 head, 444-444 lbs 150.00; 20 head, 579-579 lbs 135.00 blk/bwf; 4 head, 560-560 lbs 120.00 exotic; 17 head, 627-627 lbs 137.25. MED/LGE 2: 14 head, 349-349 lbs 170.50 blk; 44 head, 418-418 lbs 159.00 blk/bwf; 64 head, 486-486 lbs 152.00 blk/bwf; 37 head, 559-559 lbs 138.00 blk/bwf; 13 head, 633-633 lbs 128.00 blk. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 383-383 lbs 149.00 blk; 4 head, 459-459 lbs 128.00 blk; 7 head, 508-508 lbs 124.00; 6 head, 565-565 lbs 125.00 blk; 4 head, 703-703 lbs 109.00; 4 head, 758-758 lbs 119.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 514-514 lbs 147.00.

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

Weston, W. VA Feeder Cattle
Charleston, W. Va.
Oct. 12, 2103
Report Supplied by USDA

Prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 1040.

Slaughter cows made up 4 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacement cows 2 percent, other cows 0 percent, and feeders 90 percent. The feeder supply included 33 percent steers, 48 percent heifers, and 19 percent bulls. Near 22 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 10 head, 430-430 lbs 185.00; 27 head, 498-499 lbs 176.00-178.00; 16 head, 507-544 lbs 162.00-168.00; 56 head, 553-570 lbs 160.00-170.00 ; 5 head, 575-575 lbs 156.00 Smoke; 38 head, 600-642 lbs 145.00-147.00; 5 head, 640-640 lbs 154.50 Yearlings; 11 head, 695-695 lbs 147.00; 9 head, 682-682 lbs 154.00 Yearlings. MED/LGE 2: 17 head, 346-346 lbs 197.50; 8 head, 416-416 lbs 170.00; 7 head, 486-486 lbs 174.00; 12 head, 775-775 lbs 134.00-136.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 5 head, 256-295 lbs 146.00-152.00; 11 head, 335-335 lbs 166.00; 16 head, 358-360 lbs 139.00-140.00; 21 head, 403-430 lbs 135.00-145.00; 41 head, 495-495 lbs 150.00; 26 head, 500-508 lbs 138.00-139.00; 56 head, 551-570 lbs 144.00-148.00; 16 head, 613-649 lbs 128.00-135.00; 21 head, 801-838 lbs 109.00-120.00. MED/LGE 2: 18 head, 338-343 lbs 150.00-160.00; 32 head, 416-420 lbs 135.00-142.00; 20 head, 475-489 lbs 134.00-136.00; 12 head, 559-589 lbs 134.00-142.00; 18 head, 600-609 lbs 135.00-137.00; 16 head, 665-680 lbs 123.00-130.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 13 head, 300-330 lbs 180.00-192.50; 17 head, 363-387 lbs 170.00-175.00; 23 head, 409-430 lbs 160.00-175.00; 29 head, 450-489 lbs 167.00-172.50; 35 head, 506-547 lbs 156.00-166.00; 8 head, 564-564 lbs 155.00; 19 head, 615-635 lbs 132.00-136.00; 12 head, 670-690 lbs 130.00-137.00. MED/LGE 2: 12 head, 351-351 lbs 190.00; 9 head, 415-415 lbs 155.00; 14 head, 450-485 lbs 158.00-168.50.

BRED COWS: MED/LGE 1-2: Young: 2 head, 815-875 lbs 935.00-1000.00 per head, 1-3 months bred; 1 head, 1005-1005 lbs 999.00-1050.00 per head, 1-3 months bred. MED/LGE 1-2: Middle Aged: 2 head, 920-1170 lbs 999.00-1050.00 per head, 1-3 months bred; 5 head, 940-1160 lbs 835.00-1250.00 per head, 4-6 months bred; 1 head, 1310-1310 lbs 985.00 per head, 4-6 months bred. MED/LGE 1-2: Aged: 3 head, 1020-1100 lbs 835.00-910.00 per head, 1-3 months bred; 3 head, 945-1105 lbs 925.00-985.00 per head, 4-6 months bred.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKER: 70-80% Lean, 1 head, 1350-1350 lbs 75.00; 1 head, 1450-1450 lbs 73.00. BONER: 80-85% Lean, 27 head, 1105-1370 lbs 71.00-76.00; 5 head, 1010-1260 lbs 64.00-69.00 Low Dressing; 13 head, 1415-1505 lbs 76.00-77.00; 1 head, 1435-1435 lbs 63.00 Low Dressing. LEAN: 85-90% Lean, 13 head, 1010-1300 lbs 70.00-75.00; 2 head, 975-1070 lbs 80.00-84.00 High Dressing; 8 head, 925-1210 lbs 60.00-69.00 Low Dressing.

OTHER COWS: MED/LGE 1-2: Young: 1 head, 1025-1025 lbs 92.50; 1 head, 940-940 lbs 103.00 103.00 per head.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1-2: 5 head, 1350-1480 lbs 83.00-88.00; 4 head, 1205-1490 lbs 74.00-78.00 Low Dressing; 11 head, 1550-2175 lbs 80.00-86.00; 1 head, 1670-1670 lbs 77.00 Low Dressing.

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

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

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 16, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Receipts: not available; Last Sale: 181.

Compared to last week, no trend available. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1700.00-2000.00; Approved: 1600.00-1700.00; Medium: 1450.00-1600.00; Common: 950.00-1300.00.

SHORT BRED COWS: (1-3 months): Approved: 1025.00-1100.00.

SPRINGING COWS: (7-9 months) Medium: 1400.00-1650.00.

CULL COWS: 700.00-900.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 500-600 lbs 525.00-625.00; 600-900 lbs: Approved: 800.00-875.00.

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

New Holland Weekly Horse Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 400.00-1300.00.

Driving: 350.00-500.00.

Riding: 125.00-400.00.

Better Riding: 575.00-1000.00.

Registered Riding: 475.00-1950.00.

Ponies: 225.00-300.00.

Large Ponies: 300.00-375.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Reports Supplied by Ag Market News

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1613; Last Monday: 2753.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 2484; Last Monday: 2541.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to two weeks ago, slaughter lambs sold 30.00 to 40.00 higher for the Eid al Adha holiday. With a good aboout of lambs in supply, demand seemed to out weight supply. Prices continued to climb as the evening wore on. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady. Demand was good for all classes. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights. Non-Traditional Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 40-60 lbs 225.00-230.00, 60-80 lbs 220.00-240.00, 80-110 lbs 200.00-222.00, 110-140 lbs 176.00-210.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 170.00-220.00, 60-80 lbs 182.00-215.00, 80-110 lbs 176.00-200.00, 110-130 lbs 172.00-192.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 50-70 lbs 105.00-135.00, 70-110 lbs 132.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 80-100 lbs 52.00-76.00, 100-150 lbs 55.00-68.00, 150-200 lbs 54.00-64.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 100-150 lbs 40.00-46.00, 150-200 lbs 40.00-56.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 150-200 lbs 67.00-78.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to two weeks ago, slaughter kid goats started 20.00 to 40.00 higher but as orders were filled the market dropped sharply with late sales closing 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly 5.00-10.00 higher. Slaughter billies sold 15.00 to 20.00 lower. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 120.00-132.00, late sales 107.00-112.00, 60-80 lbs 177.00-202.00, late sales 112.00-130.00, 80-110 lbs 175.00-202.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 70.00-112.00, 60-80 lbs 106.00-120.00; SEL 3: 20-40 lbs 30.00-50.00, 40-60 lbs 58.00-62.00, 60-80 lbs 60.00-82.00, 80-110 lbs 92.00-96.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 80-130 lbs 152.00-170.00, 130-160 lbs 170.00-182.00; SEL 2: 80-130 lbs 120.00-140.00, 130-160 lbs 140.00-160.00; SEL 3: 80-130 lbs 74.00-107.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 100-150 lbs 210.00-235.00, late sales 165.00-197.00, 150-200 lbs 240.00-267.00; SEL 2: 80-100 lbs 116.00-124.00, 100-150 lbs 160.00-190.00; SEL 3: 100-150 lbs 115.00-142.00, 150-200 lbs 127.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 1: 100-150 lbs 202.00-225.00, 150-200 lbs 255.00-262.00; SEL 2: 100-150 lbs 142.00-195.00.

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

Smoker Graded Goat & Sheep Auction
Parkesburg, Pa.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by AMN

SHEEP: 1105; Last sale 372. GOATS: 186; Last sale 186.

When compared to the most recent sale two weeks ago, slaughter lambs sold mostly 5.00 to 15.00 higher. Slaughter sheep sold 10.00 to 20.00 Higher. Goats sold 15.00 to 25.00 higher. All goats are USDA graded and are co-mingled according to age, weight, sex, and selection grade. All sheep and goats are sold per cwt in their in-weights.

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 8 head, 56 lbs 178.00; 216 head, 61-69 lbs 170.00-210.00; 36 head, 71-79 lbs 176.00-190.00; 91 head, 81-87 lbs 182.00-208.00; 25 head, 91-97 lbs 186.00-204.00. CHOICE 2-3: 17 head, 40-45 lbs 132.00-152.00; 79 head, 50-59 lbs 122.00-166.00; 280 head, 60-69 lbs 140.00-170.00; 52 head, 70-79 lbs 156.00-170.00; 104 head, 80-88 lbs 155.00-180.00; 77 head, 90-97 lbs 166.00-180.00; 43 head, 100-125 lbs 135.00-188.88.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: 45 head, 60-90 lbs 82.00-107.00; 29 head, 100-150 lbs 70.00-106.00; 55 head, 160-250 lbs 64.00-98.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 13 head, 150-250 lbs 80.00-150.00.

SLAUGHTER KIDS: SEL 1: 47 head, 40-60 lbs 182.00-260.00; 7 head, 70-85 lbs 190.00-240.00. SEL 2: 90 head, 35-55 lbs 157.00-164.00. SEL 3: 8 head, 41-50 lbs 122.00-125.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: SEL 1: 6 head, 80-130 lbs 158.00-168.00. SEL 2: 33 head, 70-120 lbs 117.00-164.00. SEL 3: 2 head, 40-60 lbs 100.00; 33 head, 75-110 lbs 100.00-112.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: SEL 1: 3 head, 125-140 lbs 165.00-182.00; 6 head, 175-230 lbs 116.00-127.00. SEL 2: 6 head, 70-100 lbs 180.00-190.00; 7 head, 100-120 lbs 142.00-187.00. SEL 3: 11 head, 70-150 lbs 120.00-177.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS: SEL 1: 6 head, 65-105 lbs 217.00-242.00.

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

Tenn. Graded Goat & Sheep Sales
Nashville, Tenn.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

10/14/13 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN.

Receipts: 992 (665 Goats; 327 Sheep) Last Sale 628.

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

KIDS: SEL 1: 36-50 lbs 132.00-143.00, 51-65 lbs 143.00-164.00, 66-80 lbs 150.00-180.00, 81-90 lbs 136.00-168.00; SEL 2: 25-35 lbs 120.00-124.00, 36-50 lbs 130.00-139.00, 51-65 lbs 140.00-151.00, 66-80 lbs 145.00, 81-168 lbs 128.00-150.00; SEL 3: 25-35 lbs 100.00-125.00, 36-50 lbs 139.50-148.00, 51-65 lbs 115.00-138.00, 66-80 lbs 124.00.

YEARLINGS: SEL 2-3: 63-117 lbs 110.00-126.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES: All Wgts 85.00-111.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES: All wgts 68.00-95.00.

KIDS FEEDERS: SEL 3: 24-50 lbs 62.00-100.00.

Slaughter Lambs-Includes all breeds, sold per hundred weight (cwt).

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: CHOICE/PRIME: 40-60 lbs 109.00-136.00, 61-80 lbs 119.50-157.50, 81-100 lbs 108.00-152.00, 100-120 lbs 123.00-136.00, 120-152 lbs 95.00-113.00; GOOD: 40-60 lbs 90.00-110.00, 61-80 lbs 102.00-128.00, 81-100 lbs 106.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: UTILITY/GOOD: All wgts 51.00-95.00.

SLAUGHTER RAMS: All Wgts 65.00-137.00.

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

NOTE: Next Sale Oct 28, 2013.

Riverton, W. VA Lambs & Goats
Charleston, W. Va.
Oct. 12, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: (326 Head) Spring Crop: 105-130 lbs 1.26, 85-105 lbs 1.29.

FEEDER LAMBS: (105 Head) Spring Crop: 70-85 lbs 1.33, 60-70 lbs 1.24.

SLAUGHTER EWES: (19 Head) Thin: 26; Flesh: 42-49.

SLAUGHTER RAMS (1 head): Flesh: 39.

Goats: 27 Head.

KIDS: Sel 1: 60-80 lbs 101-109; Sel 2: 20-40 lbs 22.

SLAUGHTER BILLIES: Big Sel 1: 171; Small Sel 1: 120.75.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES: Big Sel 2: 60.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Receipts: 870; Last Week: 945.

When compared to two weeks ago, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher with good buyer demand. Sows sold sharply lower, mostly 10.00 to 12.00 lower. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 76.00-87.00, 300-400 lbs 73.00-77.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 68.00-73.00, 300-400 lbs 71.00-73.00.

SOWS: US 1-3 300-500 lbs 62.50-72.00, 500-700 lbs 67.00-68.00.

BOARS: 240-330 lbs 55.00-60.00, 500-700 lbs 2400-26.00.

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

Carlisle Graded Feeder Pig Sale
Carlisle, Pa.
Oct. 11, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Receipts: 427; Last Sale: 545.

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

US 1-2: 31 head, 33-35 lbs 141.00; 18 head, 41-49 lbs 85.00-118.00; 26 head, 57 lbs 76.00; 30 head, 61-69 lbs 80.00; 168 head, 70-73 lbs 75.00-91.00; 44 head, 82-87 lbs 79.00-80.00; 41 head, 91-96 lbs 70.00-71.00.

US 2: 34 head, 46-49 lbs 70.00-80.00; 6 head, 61 lbs 71.00.

US 2-3: 7 head, 33 lbs 116.00.

AS IS: 6 head, 42-50 lbs 41.00-75.00; 13 head, 62-64 lbs 35.00-50.00; 3 head, 87-90 lbs 30.00-40.00.

NOTE: Next graded feeder pig sale will be Oct. 25.

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

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

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

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

CORN, No. 2: 4.40 bu, 7.87 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.08 bu, 10.15 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 3.37 bu, 7.20 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.60 bu, 11.23 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 12.16 bu, 20.30 cwt.

EAR CORN: 129.00 ton, 6.45 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 165.00 ton, 8.25 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 219.38 ton, 10.97 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 135.00 ton, 6.75 cwt.

PA Grain Report
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Compared to last week, corn sold .10 to .15 lower, wheat sold .40 to .50 lower, barley sold .05 to .10 higher, oats sold steady to .05 higher and soybeans sold .10 to .20 lower. Ear corn sold steady. All prices per bushel except ear corn is per ton.

Southeastern Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 3.98-4.49, avg 4.22. WHEAT #2: 6.40-7.52, avg 6.96, Dec 6.40. BARLEY #3: 2.90-3.00, avg 2.95, Jul 2.80. OATS #2: 3.00, avg 3.00. SOYBEANS #2: 12.07-12.63, avg 12.51. EAR CORN: 117.00, avg 117.00.

Central Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 3.90-4.45, avg 4.22. WHEAT #2: 6.30, avg 6.30. BARLEY #3: 3.00-4.50, avg 3.75. OATS #2: 2.80-4.50, avg 3.65. SOYBEANS #2: 11.90-12.53, avg 12.22. EAR CORN: 135.00, avg 135.00.

Southcentral Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 4.03-4.37, avg 4.16. WHEAT #2: 4.00-6.00, avg 4.98. BARLEY #3: 2.75-4.25, avg 3.40. OATS #2: 2.50-4.25, avg 3.24. SOYBEANS #2: 11.86-12.00, avg 11.95. EAR CORN: 135.00, avg 135.00.

Lehigh Valley Area: CORN #2: 4.10-4.70, avg 4.38. WHEAT #2: 7.55, avg 7.55. OATS #2: 3.05, avg 3.05. SOYBEAN #2: 12.19, avg 12.19. GR. SORGHUM: 4.85, avg 4.85.

Eastern & Central PA Summary: CORN #2: 3.90-4.70, avg 4.25, month ago 5.04, year ago 7.60. WHEAT #2: 4.00-7.55, avg 6.23, month ago 5.90, year ago 8.76. BARLEY #3: 2.75-4.50, avg 3.37, month ago 3.39, year ago 4.95. OATS #2: 2.50-4.50, avg 3.33, month ago 3.41, year ago 4.05. SOYBEANS #2: 11.86-12.53, avg 12.09, month ago 13.39, year ago 14.49. EAR CORN: 129.00, avg 129.00, month ago 157.00, year ago 214.75.

Western Pennsylvania: CORN #2: 3.78-5.60, avg 4.59. WHEAT #2: 6.00-6.15, avg 6.08. OATS #2: 3.20-5.25, avg 3.90. SOYBEANS #2: 12.09, avg 12.09.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 14, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

Dealer Hay & Straw Market for Eastern, Pa.: All hay prices paid by dealers at the farm and per ton. Compared to last week, hay sold 5.00 higher and straw sold steady. ALFALFA: 130.00-275.00. MIXED: 80.00-265.00. TIMOTHY: 80.00-190.00. STRAW: 90.00-115.00. MULCH: 50.00.

Summary of Lancaster Area Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 70 loads. Straw: 7 loads. ALFALFA: 65.00-220.00. MIXED: 80.00-470.00. GRASS: 70.00-305.00. STRAW: 105.00-240.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 36 loads; Straw: 11 loads. ALFALFA: 100.00-200.00. MIXED: 62.50-225.00. TIMOTHY: 130.00-190.00. GRASS: 85.00-295.00. STRAW: 78.00-200.00.

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


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