Market Reports for October 26, 2013

10/26/2013 7:00 AM

Market at a Glance
Lancaster County Livestock Auction Averages
Prices Per Hundredweight
Oct. 25, 2013
Compiled by Jessica Rose Spangler

STEERS, CHOICE 2-3: This Week 126.00; Last week 125.75; Last year 121.15.

HOLSTEIN STEERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This Week 109.35; Last week 106.55; Last year 105.75.

HEIFERS, CHOICE/PRIME: This week 124.00; Last week 120.75; Last year 117.75.

COWS, BREAKERS, 75-80% LEAN: This week 78.15; Last week 76.80; Last yer 75.60.

COWS, BONERS, 80-85% LEAN: This week 75.15; Last week 73.45; Last year 75.00.

BULLS, YG 1: This week 92.90; Last week 91.70; Last year 96.25.

HOGS, 49-54% LEAN, MONDAY: This week 72.50; Last week 80.00; Last yer 64.75.

LAMBS, CHOICE/PRIME 80-110 LB: This week 188.00; Last week 196.25; Last yer 163.25.

BULL CALVES, #1: This week 121.00; Last week 121.25; Last yer 100.50.

KID GOATS, SELECTION 1 (head): This week 145.00; Last week 187.75; Last year 176.75.

PA Weekly Livestock Trends
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

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

CATTLE: This week 3760; Last week 2759; Last year 3846. CALVES: This week 2658; Last week 1942; Last year 2997. HOGS: This week 963; Last week 85; Last year 1335. FEEDER PIGS: This week n/a; Last week n/a; Last year 1197. LAMBS/SHEEP: This week 1836; Last week 189; Last year 3414. GOATS: This week 2559; Last week 91; Last year 2862.

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

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

HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week, holstein bull calves sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. Holstein heifers sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower. HOGS: Compared to two weeks ago sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 3.00 to 5.00 higher. Sows sold mostly 10.00 to 12.00 lower.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to two weeks ago sale, slaughter lambs sold mostly 30.00 to 40.00 higher. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to two weeks ago sale, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter nanny goats sold mostly 5.00 to 10.00 higher. Slaughter billies sold mostly 15.00 to 20.00 lower. All goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

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

Lancaster County Weekly Cattle
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 25, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

CATTLE: 2474; Last week: 2436; Last year: 4031. CALVES: 1817; Last week: 1728; Last year: 1741.

This week in Lancaster County, slaughter steers began the week on a steady to firm trade before advancing 1.00-2.00 higher late in the week. Demand has been good, led by firm advancements in beef cutout values in response to a notably tighter supply of slaughter ready cattle across the US. Cutout values for Choice beef have advanced over 5.00/cwt since last week Thursday when USDA-Agricultural Market News resumed full operation status.

Choice boxed beef was quoted at 201.07/cwt this past Thursday. The direct steer and heifer trade pushed to all-time record highs this week, with Nebraska cattle trading as high as 134.00/cwt live. Texas and Kansas were mostly at 132.00, but had several sales reported at 133.00/cwt. Unfortunately, the high price of feed this past year has feeders needing every penny. As 2012 draws to a close, corn is nearly half the price of what it was when we started the year. Despite a significantly cheaper cost of gain, cattle feeders are not helping their margins as they fervently compete on purchasing calves and yearlings from one of the smallest US cattle herds since the 1950's. 700-750 lbs yearling steers at Oklahoma City, OK this past week traded at a weighted average price of 170.63.

In the northern plains, 8-weight cattle in Philip, South Dakota averaged 169.22/cwt. Although high, cattle feeders are still holding optimism for profits with the option to hedge April live cattle futures, which closed at 134.925/cwt on Thursday. Lower corn and feed prices should keep break-evens below current April future price in most scenarios, but unless both corn and cattle are hedged it's still subject to price volatility. April is several months away and we are yet to see how consumer will respond to the trickle down cost reflecting 130.00/cwt plus Live Cattle prices.

Whether you take the optimistic or pessimistic stance, it's hard not to argue that margins remain thin and the capital needed to operate is at some of the highest levels known. All cattle markets are priced per cwt with exception of dairy cattle purchased on a per head basis.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1270-1600 lbs 127.00-132.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1185-1600 lbs 124.00-128.50; SELECT 2-3: 1240-1600 lbs 120.00-122.75.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1350-1600 lbs 109.50-116.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 104.00-109.00; SELECT 2-3: 1450-1650 lbs 102.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1085-1410 lbs 123.50-127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1285 lbs 120.00-123.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, avg dress 74.00-78.00, high dress 80.00-82.5, low dress 71.00-73.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 74.00-83.00, high dress 83.00-90.00, low dress 68.00-74.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 71.50-79.00, high dress 79.00-83.00, low dress 66.50-71.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, avg dress 65.00-74.00, high dress 74.00-76.00, low dress 58.00-65.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 880-2105 lbs 92.00-98.00, high dress 99.00-115.00, low dress 83.00-91.50.

CALF SUMMARY: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold mostly 20.00 lower with light demand. Heifers traded steady to firm. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for the Northeast United States was quoted from 335.00-362.00/cwt this week, with a weighted average value of 345.36/cwt (Hide-off). All prices per cwt. All prices per cwt.

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 100-130 lbs 140.00-155.00, 80-100 lbs 100.00-130.00; #2: 90-130 lbs 110.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 60.00-80.00, 70-90 lbs 40.00-6.00; UTILITY: 60-100 lbs 20.00-40.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 120.00-130.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 80.00-90.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 50-80 lbs 17.00-42.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 117.00, 95-112 lbs 130.00-134.00, 90 lbs 112.00; #2: 95-112 lbs 125.00-135.00, 84-90 lbs 92.00-105.00; #3: 83-110 lbs 70.00-85.00, 74 lbs 58.00; UTILITY: 72-106 lbs 50.00-66.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 110 lbs 147.00, 92-101 lbs 165.00-175.00, 84 lbs 110.00; #2: 91 lbs 155.00, 75-85 lbs 55.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-87 lbs 42.00-60.00, 59 lbs 12.00.

THURSDAY :GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 102-128 lbs 117.00-122.00, 90-100 lbs 80.00-100.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 100.00-120.00, 80-110 lbs 58.00-70.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 40.00-60.00, 72-78 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 25.00-35.00, 60-78 lbs 15.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-140.00; #2: 70-100 lbs 70.00-105.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-90 lbs 40.00-60.00.

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

New Holland Monday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 846; Last week 1200. CALVES: 452; Last week 404.

Compared to two weeks ago, Slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 lower. Slaughter bulls sold 3.00 lower. Demand was moderate demand for all classes. Cattle supply included 144 slaughter steers, 160 heifers, 272 cows, 201 bulls, and 49 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 74.50-77.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.00-78.00, High dress 80.00-81.00, Low dress 70.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.50-75.50, High dress 76.50-78.50, Low dress 69.00-70.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 65.00-68.00, High dress 69.50-73.00, Low dress 58.00-64.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 880-2105 lbs 92.00-98.00, high dress 102.00-115.00, low dress 83.00-90.00.

CALVES: Compared to last week Holstein bull calves sold mostly steady to 30.00 higher with most movement on the lighter weight calves. Heifers sold mostly firm. All calves are Holstein unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 100-130 lbs 140.00-155.00, 80-100 lbs 100.00-130.00; #2: 90-130 lbs 110.00-130.00, 80-90 lbs 60.00-80.00; #3: 95-120 lbs 60.00-80.00, 70-90 lbs 40.00-6.00; UTILITY: 60-100 lbs 20.00-40.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 80-100 lbs 120.00-130.00; #2: 70-90 lbs 80.00-90.00; NON-TUBING/UTILITY: 50-80 lbs 17.00-42.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Monday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 207, Last week 171. CALVES: 139, Last week 113.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter steers sold steay to firm with good demand. Slaughter cows sold unevenly steady on a light test. Cattle supply consisted of 108 steers, 24 heifers, 70 cows, 3 bulls, and 2 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1270-1510 lbs 127.00-130.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1185-1580 lbs 124.50-127.50; SELECT 2-3: 1240-1405 lbs 121.00- 122.75.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1395-1580 lbs 110.00-116.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1085-1410 lbs 123.50-126.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1160-1285 lbs 120.00-122.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 77.00-81.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 71.00-76.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 64.00-69.00, Low dress 54.00-62.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Compared to last week’s sale, bull calves sold 5.00-10.00 higher. All prices per cwt.

BULL CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 125.00-140.00; #2: 90-120 lbs 105.00-122.00; #3: 90-110 lbs 80.00-100.00, 70-85 lbs 60.00-90.00; UTILITY: 60-95 lbs 25.00-55.00.

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

Vintage Sales Stables Tuesday Auction
Paradise, Pa.
Oct. 22, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 292, Last week 360, Last year 422. CALVES: 577, Last week 615, Last year 565.

Compared to last week: Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly steady on a very light test with moderate demand. Slaughter cows sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher on good demand. Slaughter cattle supplies consisted of 23 steers and heifers, 258 cows, 6 bulls, and 5 feeders. All prices quoted per cwt.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEIN STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1400 lbs 109.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1350-1500 lbs 104.00-107.00; SELECT 2-3: 1350 lbs 99.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, High dress 80.50-82.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 74.50-79.00, High dress 80.50-82.50, Low dress 68.00-73.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 75.00-79.00, High dress 80.00-80.50, Low dress 67.00-74.50; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 68.00-73.50, High dress 74.50-76.00, Low dress 62.00-67.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 1300-2410 lbs avg dress 87.00-89.50, high dress 92.50-94.75, low dress 79.50.

CALVES: Compared to last Tuesday’s sale, Holstein Bull calves sold 20.00-30.00 lower. Holstein Heifer calves sold 40.00-50.00 lower. Demand was light for all classes. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 465 head for Tuesday’s sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 121 lbs 117.00, 95-112 lbs 130.00-134.00, 90 lbs 112.00; #2: 95-112 lbs 125.00-135.00, 84-90 lbs 92.00-105.00; #3: 83-110 lbs 70.00-85.00, 74 lbs 58.00; UTILITY: 72-106 lbs 50.00-66.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 110 lbs 147.00, 92-101 lbs 165.00-175.00, 84 lbs 110.00; #2: 91 lbs 155.00, 75-85 lbs 55.00-100.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 70-87 lbs 42.00-60.00, 59 lbs 12.00.

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

New Holland Thursday Cattle & Calves Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 24, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 948; Last week 705; Last year 1307. CALVES: 649; Last week 596; Last year 611.

Compared to last week Slaughter steers sold 1.00-2.00 higher. Demand was good. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold firm on a very light test. Slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher with moderate demand. Cattle supplies included 307 slaughter steers, 66 heifers, 467 cows, 51 bulls, and 57 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1300-1600 lbs 129.00-132.50, mostly 129.00-131.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1325-1650 lbs 124.00-128.50; SELECT 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 116.00-122.50.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1350-1600 lbs 109.50-111.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1650 lbs 106.00-109.00; SELECT 1-3: 1450-1650 lbs 102.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1100-1250 lbs 124.00-127.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1250 lbs 122.50-123.50.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, avg dress 74.00-78.00, high dress 80.00-82.00, low dress 71.00-73.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, avg dress 78.00-83.00, high dress 84.00-90.00, low dress 72.00-77.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, avg dress 74.00-79.00, high dress 83.00, low dress 66.50-73.50; LEAN: 88-90% lean, avg dress 70.00-74.00, high dress 75.00, low dress 61.00-69.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 920-2490 lbs avg dress 93.00-98.00, high dress 99.00-104.00, very high dress 109.00-118.50, low dress 85.00-91.50.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES: Graded bull calves sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower with light demand. Holstein heifer calves sold mostly steady to 10.00 higher with moderate demand. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 506 head for this Thursday's graded sale. One hundred percent supply Holstein calves unless otherwise noted. All prices per cwt.

GRADED BULL CALVES: #1: 102-128 lbs 117.00-122.00, 90-100 lbs 80.00-100.00; #2: 112-128 lbs 100.00-120.00, 80-110 lbs 58.00-70.00; #3: 80-130 lbs 40.00-60.00, 72-78 lbs 30.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 25.00-35.00, 60-78 lbs 15.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 90-120 lbs 110.00-140.00; #2: 70-100 lbs 70.00-105.00; UTILITY/NON TUBING: 60-90 lbs 40.00-60.00.

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

Greencastle Monthly Feeder Cattle Sale
Greencastle, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 256; Last Sale: 823.

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 350-400 lbs 175.00, 400-450 lbs 159.00-175.00, 450-500 lbs 152.00-165.00, 500-550 lbs 135.00-147.00, 550-600 lbs 140.00-153.00, 600-700 lbs 139.00-151.00, 750-800 lbs 138.00-145.00, 850-900 lbs 139.00; MED/LGE 2: 350-400 lbs 149.00, 400-500 lbs 110.00-134.00, 500-600 lbs 135.00-140.00, 700-750 lbs 100.00-137.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 3: 300-500 lbs 65.00-89.00, 550-650 lbs 83.00-89.00, 850-900 lbs 90.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 250-300 lbs 147.50-162.50, 300-350 lbs 137.00-150.00, 350-400 lbs 141.00-147.50, 400-500 lbs 135.00-140.00, 500-550 lbs 133.00-142.00, 550-650 lbs 138.00-139.00, 650-800 lbs 126.00-132.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 110.00-127.00, 400-550 lbs 111.00-118.00, 600-750 lbs 124.00-132.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 250-350 lbs 182.50-186.00, 350-450 lbs 169.00-177.00, 450-550 lbs 128.00-133.00, 600-650 lbs 130.00-140.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 120.00-152.00, 400-550 lbs 111.00-134.00, 650-750 lbs 101.00-115.00.

NOTICE: Next feeder cattle sale Nov. 1.

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

Middleburg Feeder Sale
Middleburg, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report Supplied by Ag Market News

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 350; Last Sale: 267.

Feeder Steers: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 160.00-160.00, 300-400 lbs 160.00-175.00, 400-500 lbs 152.00-167.00, 500-600 lbs 152.00-162.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00-150.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-146.00, 800-900 lbs 132.00-137.00, 900-1000 lbs 127.00-27.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 125.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 135.00-135.00, 500-600 lbs 125.00-125.00, 600-700 lbs 112.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 112.00-118.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 62.00-80.00, 400-500 lbs 71.00-95.00, 500-600 lbs 80.00-85.00, 600-700 lbs 67.00-76.00, 700-800 lbs 71.00-92.00, 800-900 lbs 82.00-86.00, 900-1000 lbs 69.00-69.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 147.00-160.00, 300-400 lbs 132.00-152.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-145.00, 500-600 lbs 132.00-142.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-130.00, 700-800 lbs 127.00-130.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 125.00-135.00, 300-400 lbs 110.00-115.00, 400-500 lbs 107.00-129.00, 500-600 lbs 112.00-115.00, 700-800 lbs 117.00-117.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 105.00-105.00, 400-500 lbs 70.00-70.00, 600-700 lbs 55.00-67.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 145.00-152.00, 300-400 lbs 145.00-172.00, 400-500 lbs 155.00-160.00, 500-600 lbs 135.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 140.00-145.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 115.00-125.00, 400-500 lbs 110.00-110.00, 600-700 lbs 117.00-125.00, 900-1000 lbs 110.00-110.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 65.00-65.00, 400-500 lbs 57.00-92.00, 500-600 lbs 73.00-90.00, 700-800 lbs 72.00-74.00.

NOTE: Next special feeder cattle sale is Saturday Nov. 7.

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

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Sale
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Oct. 19, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated. The prices listed are the top of the market; Prices range down from this according to quality, condition, fill and vaccination.

BEEF STEERS: 301-500 lbs 71.00-176.00, 501-700 lbs 75.00-175.00, 701+ lbs 80.00-151.00.

BEEF HEIFERS: 301-500 lbs 70.00-168.00, 501-700 lbs 65.00-157.00, 701+ lbs 60.00-144.00.

BEEF BULLS: 301-500 lbs 62.00-170.00, 501-700 lbs 78.00-166.00, 701+ lbs 81.00-149.00.

HOLSTEINS: 301-500 lbs 35.00-95.00, 501-700 lbs 45.00-90.00, 701+ lbs 55.00-88.00.

BRED REPLACEMENTS (hd): 570.00-810.00.

FAMILIES (hd): 800.00.

South Branch, W.Va. Feeder Cattle Sale
Charleston, W.Va.
Oct. 20, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Cattle Receipts: 1545.

Feeders made up 100 percent of the offering. The feeder supply included 53 percent steers, 45 percent heifers, and 2 percent bulls.

FEEDER STEERS: LGE 1: 5 head, 418 lbs 185.00; 13 head, 493 lbs 185.00 blk/bwf; 58 head, 570 lbs 163.00 blk/bwf; 83 head, 653 lbs 155.00 blk/bwf; 4 head, 665 lbs 149.00 smoke; 25 head, 735 lbs 144.00 blk/bwf. 6 head, 989 lbs 135.50. MED/LGE 1: 7 head, 350 lbs 204.00 blk/bwf; 7 head, 774 lbs 150.00 blk; 16 head, 850 lbs 136.00 blk/bwf; 5 head, 951 lbs 136.50 blk/bwf. MED 1: 26 head, 424 lbs 200.50 blk/bwf; 56 head, 494 lbs 193.00 blk; 122 head, 564 lbs 162.00-167.00 blk; 17 head, 559 lbs 170.00 bwf; 113 head, 641 lbs 157.00 blk/bwf; 4 head, 638 lbs 155.00 smoke; 17 head, 734 lbs 144.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 582 lbs 151.00. MED/LGE 2: 18 head, 349 lbs 204.00 blk/bwf; 29 head, 423 lbs 200.00 blk/bwf; 44 head, 489 lbs 178.00 blk/bwf; 43 head, 561 lbs 155.00 blk/bwf; 27 head, 646 lbs 142.00 blk/bwf; 7 head, 725 lbs 141.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 3: 9 head, 414 lbs 140.00; 7 head, 487 lbs 136.00; 6 head, 556 lbs 148.00; 5 head, 660 lbs 135.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 9 head, 348 lbs 165.00 blk/bwf; 48 head, 422 lbs 157.50; 109 head, 494 lbs 150.50 blk/bwf; 4 head, 483 lbs 139.00 rwf; 141 head, 563-564 lbs 146.75 blk/bwf; 6 head, 618 lbs 132.50; 79 head, 644 lbs 138.50 blk/bwf; 13 head, 679 lbs 134.50; 5 head, 651 lbs 133.50 smoke; 19 head, 735 lbs 126.50 blk/bwf; 5 head, 810 lbs 134.50; 5 head, 837 lbs 126.00 blk/bwf. MED/LGE 1-2: 21 head, 613 lbs 134.00 MED/LGE 2: 19 head, 343 lbs 167.00 blk/bwf; 45 head, 422 lbs 157.50; 46 head, 483 lbs 144.50 blk/bwf; 7 head, 526 lbs 137.00; 31 head, 563 lbs 140.50 blk/bwf; 21 head, 644 lbs 134.25 blk/bwf; 8 head, 738 lbs 126.00. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 353 lbs 135.00; 10 head, 494 lbs 130.00 blk/bwf; 6 head, 540 lbs 100.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 450-490 lbs 159.00-160.00; 5 head, 500-545 lbs 159.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 6 head, 723 lbs 121.00. MED/LGE 2: 5 head, 548 lbs 151.00.

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

VA Graded Feeder Cattle Summary
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 17, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

State Graded Weighted Average for Oct 10-16, 2013. Sales at Blackstone, Front Royal, Lynchburg, Narrows, Radiant, Rockingham and Springlake.

Feeder Cattle: 4660 (Steers 2110; Heifers 1927; Bulls 623).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 11 head, 300-400 lbs 162.00-194.00; 164 head, 400-500 lbs 154.00-193.50; 322 head, 500-600 lbs 150.00-176.00; 364 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-162.25; 246 head, 700-800 lbs 128.00-153.50; 143 head, 800-900 lbs 107.00-152.00; 266 head, 900-1000 lbs 103.00-149.00; 9 head, 1000-1100 lbs 109.00-114.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 18 head, 500-600 lbs 160.00; 18 head, 600-700 lbs 159.75. MED/LGE 2: 16 head, 300-400 lbs 132.00-201.00; 110 head, 400-500 lbs 130.00-188.50; 83 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-160.00; 69 head, 600-700 lbs 134.00-152.25; 54 head, 700-800 lbs 134.00-145.75; 9 head, 800-900 lbs 107.00-148.00. MED/LGE 2-3: 7 head, 700-800 lbs 138.50. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 144.00-191.00; 18 head, 400-500 lbs 126.00-175.00; 14 head, 500-600 lbs 134.00-152.75; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 126.00-145.50; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 124.00-135.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 54 head, 900-1000 lbs 110.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 19 head, 300-400 lbs 170.00-205.00; 104 head, 400-500 lbs 71.00-179.00; 87 head, 500-600 lbs 124.00-164.00; 45 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-139.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 600-700 lbs 135.50; 4 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00; 4 head, 800-900 lbs 115.50. MED/LGE 2: 4 head, 200-300 lbs 138.00-161.00; 49 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00-205.00; 154 head, 400-500 lbs 139.00-180.00; 65 head, 500-600 lbs 117.00-156.00; 19 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-136.00. MED/LGE 3: 6 head, 400-500 lbs 141.00; 6 head, 500-600 lbs 102.00-132.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 30 head, 300-400 lbs 141.00-164.50; 182 head, 400-500 lbs 128.00-153.00; 399 head, 500-600 lbs 126.00-148.00; 169 head, 600-700 lbs 120.00-148.00; 203 head, 700-800 lbs 117.00-143.75; 67 head, 800-900 lbs 110.00-141.00; 14 head, 900-1000 lbs 107.00-116.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 7 head, 400-500 lbs 139.50; 43 head, 600-700 lbs 143.25-144.00; 56 head, 700-800 lbs 124.00-149.50. MED/LGE 2: 6 head, 200-300 lbs 155.00; 69 head, 300-400 lbs 140.00-169.50; 162 head, 400-500 lbs 118.00-147.75; 150 head, 500-600 lbs 126.50-142.50; 78 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-138.00; 23 head, 700-800 lbs 117.00-129.50. MED/LGE 3: 24 head, 300-400 lbs 110.00-158.50; 50 head, 400-500 lbs 100.00-142.75; 66 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-133.50; 24 head, 600-700 lbs 110.00-128.00; 6 head, 700-800 lbs 116.00-127.50.

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. 21, 2013
Report Supplied By USDA

All prices per cwt.

Feeder Cattle: 1430 (Steers 425; Heifers 625; Bulls 380).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 36 head, 400-500 lbs 178.00-182.00; 102 head, 500-600 lbs 153.75-165.00; 68 head, 600-700 lbs 147.00-147.50; 24 head, 700-800 lbs 136.50-142.50. MED/LGE 2: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 192.00-203.00; 35 head, 400-500 lbs 180.00-182.00; 50 head, 500-600 lbs 158.75-165.00; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 148.75; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 120.00-138.50. MED/LGE 3: 14 head, 400-500 lbs 181.00; 13 head, 500-600 lbs 148.75; 9 head, 600-700 lbs 139.50.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 4 head, 300-400 lbs 156.00-158.50; 45 head, 400-500 lbs 142.00-145.75; 83 head, 500-600 lbs 140.50-145.00; 44 head, 600-700 lbs 132.50-137.50; 11 head, 700-800 lbs 111.00-128.00. MED/LGE 2: 34 head, 300-400 lbs 167.50-168.00; 87 head, 400-500 lbs 142.50-145.00; 99 head, 500-600 lbs 142.25; 39 head, 600-700 lbs 139.25-139.50; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 128.00. MED/LGE 3: 15 head, 300-400 lbs 145.00-152.50; 38 head, 400-500 lbs 133.00-142.25; 28 head, 500-600 lbs 115.00-133.00; 17 head, 600-700 lbs 136.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 61 head, 400-500 lbs 169.25-183.00; 37 head, 500-600 lbs 143.00-146.75; 14 head, 600-700 lbs 136.75. MED/LGE 2: 31 head, 300-400 lbs 207.00; 110 head, 400-500 lbs 169.50-182.50; 43 head, 500-600 lbs 141.00-169.50; 15 head, 600-700 lbs 139.00; 5 head, 1900-2000 lbs 177.00.

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

Radiant, VA Graded Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 23, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt.

Receipts: 938 (Steers 410; Heifers 393; Bulls 135).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 6 head, 300-400 lbs 131.00-197.00; 47 head, 400-500 lbs 111.00-182.50; 103 head, 500-600 lbs 122.00-165.20; 99 head, 600-700 lbs 125.00-150.00; 35 head, 700-800 lbs 130.00-140.00; 30 head, 800-900 lbs 135.00-149.00. MED/LGE 2: 11 head, 400-500 lbs 170.00; 17 head, 500-600 lbs 147.00-160.00; 7 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-140.00; 10 head, 700-800 lbs 116.00-137.00. MED/LGE 3: 5 head, 500-600 lbs 121.00-130.00; 5 head, 600-700 lbs 131.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 10 head, 300-400 lbs 101.00-162.00; 65 head, 400-500 lbs 142.00-150.50; 84 head, 500-600 lbs 125.00-144.50; 47 head, 600-700 lbs 121.00-132.00; 18 head, 700-800 lbs 122.50-138.50; 23 head, 800-900 lbs 109.00-134.00; 4 head, 1200-1300 lbs 92.50. MED/LGE 2: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 133.00-160.00; 28 head, 400-500 lbs 111.00-142.50; 17 head, 500-600 lbs 110.00-140.00; 22 head, 600-700 lbs 104.00-130.50; 5 head, 700-800 lbs 105.00-117.00. MED/LGE 3: 8 head, 400-500 lbs 120.00-129.00; 13 head, 500-600 lbs 124.00-134.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 8 head, 300-400 lbs 183.00-200.00; 24 head, 400-500 lbs 145.00-165.00; 21 head, 500-600 lbs 129.00-157.00; 8 head, 700-800 lbs 106.00-111.00. MED/LGE 1-2: 6 head, 600-700 lbs 129.50. MED/LGE 2: 7 head, 400-500 lbs 160.00; 7 head, 500-600 lbs 141.00-153.00. MED/LGE 3: 7 head, 500-600 lbs 113.00-129.00; 4 head, 600-700 lbs 116.00.

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

Staunton, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1720 head (Steers 680, Heifers 550, Bulls 490).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 170.00-200.00, 400-500 lbs 155.00-199.00, 500-600 lbs 168.00-189.50, 600-700 lbs 141.00-151.00, 700-800 lbs 138.00-150.00, 800-900 lbs 139.00-148.75, 900-1000 lbs 120.00-145.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 128.00, 400-500 lbs 162.00-178.00, 500-600 lbs 158.00-172.00, 600-700 lbs 138.00-145.00, 700-800 lbs 136.00-140.00; MED/LGE 3: 400-500 lbs 145.00, 500-600 lbs 164.00, 600-700 lbs 121.00, 700-800 lbs 118.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 138.00-150.00, 400-500 lbs 131.00-147.00, 500-600 lbs 127.00-153.00, 600-700 lbs 131.00-143.50, 700-800 lbs 125.00-131.00, 800-900 lbs 115.00-126.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 127.00-145.00, 400-500 lbs 128.00-136.00, 500-600 lbs 127.00-133.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-131.00, 700-800 lbs 110.00-115.00; MED/LGE 3: 300-400 lbs 138.00, 400-500 lbs 120.00-125.00, 500-600 lbs 128.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00, 700-800 lbs 108.50.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 170.00-195.00, 400-500 lbs 165.00-180.00, 500-600 lbs 140.00-171.00, 600-700 lbs 133.00-136.00, 700-800 lbs 121.00; MED/LGE 2: 400-500 lbs 147.00-165.00, 500-600 lbs 133.00-141.00, 600-700 lbs 141.00, 700-800 lbs 115.00; MED/LGE 3: 500-600 lbs 117.00-122.00, 600-700 lbs 124.00.

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. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 962 head (Steers 295, Holstein Steers 17, Heifers 500, Bulls 150).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 200.00, 300-400 lbs 180.00, 400-500 lbs 162.00-178.00, 500-600 lbs 155.00-166.00, 600-700 lbs 150.00-164.50, 700-800 lbs 120.00-150.00, 800-900 lbs 121.00-143.50, 900-1000 lbs 140.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 179.00, 300-400 lbs 171.00, 400-500 lbs 167.00-171.00, 500-600 lbs 164.00-170.00, 600-700 lbs 135.00-166.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-146.00, 800-900 lbs 100.00, 900-1000 lbs 138.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 200-300 lbs 118.00-131.00, 300-400 lbs 128.00-130.00, 400-500 lbs 101.00, 500-600 lbs 101.00, 600-700 lbs 100.50, 700-800 lbs 85.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 150.00, 300-400 lbs 151.00-171.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-153.00, 500-600 lbs 129.00-148.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-124.50, 700-800 lbs 120.00-128.00, 800-900 lbs 106.00-109.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 137.50, 300-400 lbs 137.00-153.00, 400-500 lbs 131.00-156.00, 500-600 lbs 140.00-150.00, 600-700 lbs 125.00-132.00, 700-800 lbs 120.00-146.00, 800-900 lbs 100.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 211.00, 300-400 lbs 179.00-199.00, 400-500 lbs 150.00-173.00, 500-600 lbs 146.00-165.00, 600-700 lbs 154.00, 700-800 lbs 116.00; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 205.00, 300-400 lbs 205.00-207.50, 400-500 lbs 143.00-164.00, 500-600 lbs 120.00-160.00, 600-700 lbs 120.00-156.00, 700-800 lbs 126.00-130.00.

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

Winchester, VA Feeder Cattle
Richmond, Va.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

All prices per cwt unless otherwise stated.

Feeder Cattle: 1015 head (Steers 199, Holstein Steers 3, Heifers 393, Bulls 420).

FEEDER STEERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 175.00-193.00, 400-500 lbs 166.00-188.00, 500-600 lbs 146.00-163.00, 600-700 lbs 144.00-148.00, 700-800 lbs 130.00-139.00, 800-900 lbs 130.00-138.50, 900-1000 lbs 131.00, 1000-1100 lbs 112.50; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 151.00-165.00, 400-500 lbs 130.00-159.00, 500-600 lbs 129.00-149.00, 600-700 lbs 128.00-139.00, 800-900 lbs 124.00-129.00, 900-1000 lbs 106.00.

FEEDER HOLSTEIN STEERS: LGE 2-3: 500-600 lbs 95.00, 600-700 lbs 91.00.

FEEDER HEIFERS: MED/LGE 1: 300-400 lbs 135.00-167.00, 400-500 lbs 136.00-155.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-143.00, 600-700 lbs 133.50-140.00, 700-800 lbs 122.00-137.00, 800-900 lbs 118.00-123.00; MED/LGE 2: 300-400 lbs 120.00-134.00, 400-500 lbs 121.00-134.00, 500-600 lbs 103.00-110.00, 600-700 lbs 99.00-125.00, 700-800 lbs 102.00-115.00, 800-900 lbs 93.00-105.00.

FEEDER BULLS: MED/LGE 1: 200-300 lbs 188.00-216.00, 300-400 lbs 175.00-201.00, 400-500 lbs 153.00-175.00, 500-600 lbs 130.00-155.00, 600-700 lbs 118.00-134.00, 700-800 lbs 114.00-125.00, 800-900 lbs 117.00-123.50; MED/LGE 2: 200-300 lbs 165.00-190.00, 300-400 lbs 163.00-181.00, 400-500 lbs 126.00-144.00, 500-600 lbs 116.00-135.00, 600-700 lbs 106.00-120.00, 700-800 lbs 107.00-116.00, 800-900 lbs 113.00.

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

New Holland Hog Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 1212; Last Week: 870; Year Ago: 1047.

When compared to last week`s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold mostly 3.00-5.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Sows traded mostly 3.00-6.00 lower on moderate demand. All prices per cwt.

BARROWS/GILTS: 49-54% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 72.50-76.00, 300-400 lbs 69.00-73.00; 45-49% LEAN: 220-300 lbs 62.00-64.00, 300-400 lbs 62.00-65.00.

SOWS: US 1-3: 300-500 lbs 62.00-64.00, 500-700 lbs 67.50-70.00.

BOARS: 300-700 lbs 20.00-25.50.

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. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by Auction

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

Work: 235.00-650.00.

Driving: 110.00-350.00.

Riding: 200.00-350.00.

Better Riding: 625.00-2100.00.

Registered Riding: 435.00-1750.00.

Ponies: 100.00-300.00.

Large Ponies: 100.00-500.00.

New Holland Sheep & Goat Auction
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 21, 2013
Reports Supplied by USDA

SHEEP/LAMB RECEIPTS: 1698; Last Monday: 1613; Year Ago: 2673.

GOAT RECEIPTS: 1444; Last Monday: 2484; Year Ago: 1992.

SHEEP/LAMBS: When compared to last week, slaughter lambs sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter ewes traded mostly steady to 10.00 higher. Demand was good for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 82 percent lambs, 13 percent slaughter ewes, and 5 percent miscellaneous stock. All sheep and lambs are destined for non-traditional markets. All sheep and lambs are sold by the hundred weight,on actual weights. Non-Traditional Markets:

SLAUGHTER LAMBS: WOOLED/SHORN: CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 50-70 lbs 170.00-187.00, 60-70 lbs hair sheep 180.00-190.00, 70-90 lbs 180.00-210.00, hair sheep 180.00- 194.00, 90-110 lbs 180.00-198.00, 100-110 lbs hair sheep 178.00- 194.00; GOOD/CHOICE 1-3: 40-60 lbs 155.00-168.00, hair sheep 162.00-178.00, 60-80 lbs 156.00-180.00, hair sheep 148.00-177.00, 80-110 lbs 152.00-182.00, 120-130 lbs 136.00-180.00; UTILITY/GOOD 1-2: 50-60 lbs 138.00-142.00, hair sheep 122.00-128.00, 60-80 lbs 138.00-142.00, 70-90 lbs hair sheep 125.00-132.00.

SLAUGHTER EWES: GOOD 2-3: Medium Flesh 110-150 lbs 66.00-96.00, hair sheep 76.00-88.00, 160-190 lbs 78.00-90.00, 160-200 lbs 50.00-70.00; UTILITY 1-2: Thin Flesh 100-110 lbs hir sheep 52.00-56.00, 120-160 lbs 48.00-72.00, 160-170 lbs 58.00-62.00; CULL 1-2: 110-130 lbs 17.00-44.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS: 110-120 lbs hair sheep 50.00-97.00, 150-230 lbs 36.00-80.00, 200-210 lbs hair sheep 70.00-74.00.

SLAUGHTER GOATS: When compared to last week, slaughter kid goats sold mostly 20.00-30.00 lower. Slaughter Nanny goats sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Slaughter billies sold mostly 10.00-20.00 lower. Demand wa s moderate for all classes. Slaughter supply consisted of 58 percent Slaughter Kids, 25 percent Slaughter Nannies, and 17 percent bucks/billies and whethers. All Goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

SLAUGHTER KIDS (hd): SEL 1: 40-60 lbs 110.00-120.00, 60-80 lbs 140.00-180.00, 80-100 lbs 120.00-142.00; SEL 2: 40-60 lbs 92.00-110.00, 60-80 lbs 110.00-140.00, 80-100 lbs 100.00-140.00; SEL 3: 40-60 lbs 64.00-90.00, 60-80 lbs 85.00-110.00, 80-100 lbs 108.00-112.00.

SLAUGHTER NANNIES/DOES (hd): SEL 1: 90-130 lbs 115.00-155.00, 130-140 lbs 135.00-142.00; SEL 2: 80-130 lbs 82.00-132.00, 130-140 lbs 110.00-114.00; SEL 3: 70-80 lbs 70.00-80.00, 80-100 lbs 75.00-105.00.

SLAUGHTER BUCKS/BILLIES (hd): SEL 1: 150-175 lbs 205.00-225.00; SEL 2: 110-150 lbs 140.00-200.00, 150-170 lbs 170.00-215.00; SEL 3: 100-130 lbs 102.00-170.00.

SLAUGHTER WHETHERS (hd): SEL 1: 70-80 lbs 150.00-220.00, 80-110 lbs 200.00-230.00, 110-150 lbs 230.00-275.00; SEL 2: 80-110 lbs 170.00-200.00, 110-125 lbs 130.00-180.00.

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

New Holland Weekly Dairy Sale
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 23, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Receipts: 182; Last Sale: 159; Last Year: 265.

Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly weak. Demand was good. Bred Holstein heifers sold mostly firm. Demand was moderate. Wednesday’s supply included 47 fresh milking cows, 9 short-bred cows, 10 springing cows, 28 short-bred heifers, 21 springing heifers, 51 open heifers, and 7 bulls. One hundred percent of reported supply Holsteins unless otherwise noted. All sales sold on a per head basis.

FRESH COWS: Supreme: 1700.00-1850.00; Approved: 1500.00-1675.00; Medium: 1200.00-1300.00; Common: 950.00-1150.00.

SHORT BRED COWS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1650.00 individual; Approved: 1525.00 individual; Medium: 1125.00 individual.

SPRINGING COWS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1550.00-1675.00; Approved: 1375.00-1400.00; Medium: 1200.00-1225.00.

CULL COWS: 525.00-1025.00.

SHORT BRED HEIFERS (1-3 months): Supreme: 1275.00-1300.00; Appoved: 1125.00-1200.00; Medium: 925.00-1050.00.

BRED HEIFERS (4-6 months): Supreme: 1275.00-1375.00; Approved: 1075.00-1175.00; Medium: 850.00-925.00.

SPRINGING HEIFERS (7-9 months): Supreme: 1550.00-1700.00; Approved: 1300.00-1425.00; Medium: 1100.00-1175.00; Common: 875.00.

OPEN HEIFERS: 300-600 LBS: Approved: 425.00-500.00; Medium: 200.00-325.00. 600-900 LBS: Approved: 710.00-850.00; Medium: 525.00-675.00; Common: 300.00-450.00. 900-1200 LBS: Approved: 810.00-950.00; Medium: 735.00-750.00. 1200-1500 LBS: Approved: 1175.00 individual; Medium: 900.00-925.00.

BULLS: 600-900 lbs 425.00-450.00, 600-900 lbs 575.00-700.00, 900-1200 lbs 675.00-1100.00, 1200-1500 lbs 1075.00.

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

Dairy Product Price Highlights
Washington, D. C.
Oct. 23, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

BUTTER prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.57 per pound for the week ending October 19, 2013. The United States (US) price per pound increased 2.5 cents from the previous week.

CHEDDAR CHEESE prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.79 per pound for the week ending October 19, 2013. The price per pound was unchanged from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.77 per pound, down 0.1 cents from the previous week.

DRY WHEY prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 57.1 cents per pound for the week ending October 19, 2013. The US price per pound decreased 1.0 cent 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 $1.84 per pound for the week ending October 19, 2013. The US price per pound increased 1.5 cents from the previous week.

East Fluid Milk & Cream Review
Madison, Wis.
Oct. 23, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Fluid cream and condensed skim prices in tanklot quantities: spot prices of class II cream, dollars per lb. Butterfat: F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast 2.0446-2.1657.

Prices of condensed skim, dollars per lb. solids, F.O.B. producing plants: Northeast - Class II - includes monthly formula prices 1.85-1.90. Northeast - Class III - spot prices 1.63-1.68.

Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of FLORIDA: THIS WK: In 178, Out 0; LAST WK: In n/a, Out n/a; LAST YR: In 117, Out 0. Spot Shipments of Grade A Milk into or out of other SOUTHEASTERN STATES: In 0, Out 0.

Eastern milk supplies remain tight, due to the combination of seasonally lower milk production and strong Class I demand. Balancing plants are, for the most part, able to fill their fluid contracts, with minimal supplies remaining for manufacturing. Pasture conditions are beginning to decline in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, due to cooler temperatures and limited sunlight, with a majority of pastures rated as either fair or good. The corn silage harvest is near completion with the corn for grain harvest under 50% completed. Forage supplies for the upcoming winter remain a concern in the Northeast, especially in New England.

Milk production in Florida is beginning to tick upward as more cows are freshening, but day time highs in the 90’s are limiting those increases. The forecast for a cool front, significantly lowering temperatures, is eagerly anticipated. Component levels are increasing, an indication that producers are changing their feed ratios. Class I demand remains strong and prompted 178 loads to be imported this week. Milk production in the Southeast is increasing with improved component levels. Supplies are nearly in balance with Class I demand. Manufacturing supplies are near minimum contract volumes.

Cream demand is very strong with good pulls coming from cream cheese, sour cream, cream based dips and butter manufacturers. Spot cream sales are limited, due to the tight supply with some orders going unfulfilled. Cream multiples for all Classes ranged this week, 1.35-1.43. Condensed skim milk supplies are adequate to fill fluid contracts with limited supplies remaining for spot sales or manufacturing.

rick.whipp@ams.usda.gov

U.S. Dairy Products Update
Washington, D.C.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/NASS

August 2013 Highlights

Total CHEESE output (excluding cottage cheese) was 926 million pounds, 3.9 percent above August 2012 and 1.9 percent above July 2013.

ITALIAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 386 million pounds, 3.8 percent above August 2012 but 2.1 percent below July 2013.

AMERICAN TYPE CHEESE production totaled 381 million pounds, 7.9 percent above August 2012 and 6.0 percent above July 2013.

BUTTER production was 136 million pounds, 4.7 percent above August 2012 and 1.5 percent above July 2013.

DRY MILK POWDERS (comparisons with August 2012) Nonfat dry milk, human - 107 million pounds, up 0.6 percent. Skim milk powders - 55.1 million pounds, up 36.5 percent.

WHEY PRODUCTS (comparisons with August 2012) Dry whey, total - 73.1 million pounds, down 6.3 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 86.9 million pounds, up 3.3 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 38.0 million pounds, up 8.5 percent.

FROZEN PRODUCTS (comparisons with August 2012) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 72.5 million gallons, down 4.8 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 37.8 million gallons, down 12.9 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 3.68 million gallons, down 2.9 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.05 million gallons, down 16.4 percent.

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

Average Farm Feed Costs for Handy Reference
Ephrata, Pa.
Oct. 21, 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: 4.25 bu, 7.60 cwt.

WHEAT, No. 2: 6.66 bu, 11.12 cwt.

BARLEY, No. 3: 2.99 bu, 6.39 cwt.

OATS, No. 2: 3.14 bu, 9.80 cwt.

SOYBEANS, No. 2: 12.28 bu, 20.51 cwt.

EAR CORN: 126.67 ton, 6.28 cwt.

ALFALFA HAY: 222.50 ton, 11.13 cwt.

MIXED HAY: 194.38 ton, 9.72 cwt.

TIMOTHY HAY: 156.25 ton, 7.81 cwt.

PA Grain Report
New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 21, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA

Market comparisons were unavailable from last week's cash bids due to furloughed federal employees. Generally a weaker undertone was noted in the grain markets. Basis have turned fully negative in the major production regions of Pennsylvania, extending as much as 50 cents under the CME board price for corn and as much as a dollar under the board for beans in select locations. Bean prices have found some bullish support in Monday's day trade after reports were released of a very large purchase from China. Harvest is well underway across the state and reports on yields have been coming in slightly above average. The most recent NASS report issued by USDA stated September 1st Pennsylvania grain stocks were 32% higher than a year ago at 13.6 million bushels. 10M of these bushels are on-farm, while 3.6M bushels is thought to be stored off-farm. Soybean inventories were up slightly to 974 thousand bushels. All grain and soybean prices are quoted per bushel delivered to the mill or elevator. Bases reflect last Friday's CME close against Monday morning's spot cash bids.

Us No 2 Yellow Corn: EASTERN: 3.9800-4.4175, dn 36-dn, 27.25-43.75z to optz. CENTRAL: 3.9000-4.3700, dn 30-dn, 39 -51.75z to -4.75z. WESTERN: 3.9675-4.7500, dn 9.25-dn, 18 -45z to 33.25z.

Us No 2 Soft Red Winter Wheat: EASTERN: 6.9900-7.9075, up 56-up, 67.75-6.75z to 85z. CENTRAL: 6.3000-6.4000, up 60-up 40, -75.75z to -65.75z. WESTERN: 6.0000-6.2100, dn 3-dn 12, -105.75z to -84.75z.

Us No 3 Feed Barley: EASTERN: 2.8000-3.2500, up 30-dn 25. CENTRAL: 2.7500-3.1500, dn 25-dn 135.

Us No 2 White Oats: CENTRAL: 2.5000-3.2000, dn 50-dn 30, -85.75z to -15.75z. WESTERN: 3.2500-3.5000, up 10-up 20, -10.75z to 14.25z.

Us No 2 Soybeans: EASTERN: 12.3500-12.6600, dn 13-dn 23, -56.25x to -25.25x. CENTRAL: 11.8000-12.5500, dn 40-dn 24, -111.25x to -36.25. WESTERN: 12.1125-12.3600, dn 28.75-dn, 14-80x to -55.25x.

Average Bid Price: EASTERN: Corn 4.25; Wheat 7.51; Barley 2.99; Soybeans 12.48. CENTRAL: Corn 4.07; Wheat 6.35; Barley 2.98; Oats 2.90; Soybeans 12.12. WESTERN: Corn 4.42; Wheat 6.11; Oats 3.38; Soybeans 12.24.

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

PA Regional Hay
Lewisburg, Pa.
Oct. 21, 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 15.00-20.00 higher and straw 10.00-20.00 higher. 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: 126 loads. Straw: 19 loads. ALFALFA: 150.00-365.00. MIXED: 90.00-360.00. TIMOTHY: 125.00-230.00. GRASS: 70.00-340.00. STRAW: 75.00-275.00.

Summary of Central PA Hay Auctions: Prices per ton. Hay: 40 loads; Straw: 7 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.

PA Potato Production Update
Harrisburg, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

According to the Pennsylvania Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Pennsylvania’s acreage of fall potatoes harvested in 2012 totaled 8,600 acres, up 800 acres from 2011 despite decrease in planted acreage. Yield per acre averaged 260 cwt, unchanged from 2011. Production of fall potatoes for 2012 totaled 2,236,000 cwt, up 10 percent from the 2011 production of 2,028,000 cwt. The value of production was 36,223,000 dollars, up from 24,539,000 dollars in 2011.

Potato sales in 2012 totaled 2,164,000 cwt. In 2011, 1,932,000 cwt were sold. The average price received in 2012 was $16.20 per cwt, up $4.10 per cwt from the 2011 price. Of the total production, 193,000 cwt were used for seed, 43,000 cwt were used for feed or home use on the farm, and 29,000 cwt went to shrinkage and other losses. This is compared to 2011, when the total potatoes used for seed were 196,000 cwt, farm and home use were 33,000 cwt, and 63,000 cwt were lost to shrinkage or other losses.

Nationally, potato production in 2012 is revised to 463 million cwt, down slightly from the estimate in the January Crop Production 2012 Summary but 8 percent above the 2011 crop. Harvested area, at 1.13 million acres, is up 5 percent from 2011. The average yield of 409 cwt per acre is up 10 cwt from the previous year.

The value of all potatoes sold in 2012, at $3.73 billion, decreased slightly from the previous year. The average price, at $8.65 per cwt, is down $0.76 from 2011. The quantity of potatoes sold from the 2012 crop totaled 430 million cwt, up 8 percent from 2011. Sales account for 93 percent of 2012 production, unchanged from the previous year.

Processors used 283 million cwt of raw potatoes from the 2012 crop, up 4 percent from 2011. Table stock sales totaled 119 million cwt, 15 percent above the previous year. Seed sales of 23.7 million cwt are up 8 percent from 2011. Sales for livestock feed, at 4.08 million cwt, increased significantly from 2011.

Potatoes used for chips and shoestrings totaled 56.3 million cwt in 2012, down 4 percent from the previous year. Frozen french fries and other frozen products utilized 166 million cwt of raw potatoes, up 4 percent from 2011. Potatoes used for dehydrating totaled 50.6 million cwt, up 11 percent from 2011. Canning use, at 2.46 million cwt, is up slightly from the previous year. Starch, flour, and other products were made from 8.03 million cwt of potatoes, a 34 percent increase from 2011.

Shrinkage and loss is estimated at 28.4 million cwt for 2012, 2 percent above 2011. Potatoes used for livestock feed on farms where grown and home use totaled 1.58 million cwt, and increased significantly from the previous season. Growers kept 3.29 million cwt for seed on their own farms, up 9 percent from 2011.

PA Red Meat Production
Harrisburg, Pa.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report supplied by USDA/NASS-Pa.

Production Down 10%

Commercial red meat production, dressed weight basis, in Pennsylvania during August 2013 totaled 102.9 million pounds, down 10 percent from August 2012, according to the Pennsylvania Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Beef production, at 93.1 million pounds live weight, was down 9 percent from August 2012. Total head slaughtered was 79,400, down 8300 head from last year. Live weight averaged 1,177 pounds per head, up 3 pounds from last year. Veal production was 4.6 million pounds live weight, down 6 percent from last year. Calf slaughter of 11,800 head was up 400 head from last year. Average live weight declined 39 pounds per head to 391 pounds.

Pork production was 60.5 million pounds live weight, down 12 percent from last year. Total head slaughtered was 230,000, down 35,500 head from August 2012. Average live weight increased 5 pounds per head from last year to 263 pounds.

Lamb and mutton production during August 2013 was 565,000 pounds live weight, down 13 percent from a year ago. The number slaughtered was 5600, down 200 head from last year. Average live weight declined 10 pounds per head to 101 pounds.

Nationally, commercial red meat production, dressed weight basis, in August 2013 totaled 4.20 billion pounds, down 4 percent from the 4.39 billion pounds produced in August 2012. Compared with a year earlier beef production, dressed weight basis, at 2.24 billion pounds, was down 5 percent. Veal production totaled 9.1 million pounds, down 11 percent from August a year ago.

Pork production totaled 1.94 billion pounds, down 3 percent from the previous year. Lamb and mutton production, at 13.8 million pounds, was down 3 percent from August 2012.

January-August 2013 red meat production was 32.5 billion pounds, down slightly from 2012. Accumulated beef production was down 1 percent from last year, veal was down 6 percent, pork was down slightly from last year, and lamb and mutton production was up 2 percent.

Apple Processing Report
Fresno, Calif.
Oct. 18, 2013
Report Supplied by USDA/AMS

Utilized for Processing in 1 ton Units in Appalachian District

JUICE APPLES: Week ending 9/21: 1194; Week ending 9/28: 2887; Week ending 10/5: 1651; Week ending 10/12: 1740; 2013 to date: 9524; 2012 to date: 17340; Final 2012: 56428.

CANNER APPLES: Week ending 9/21: 4409; Week ending 9/28: 6799; Week ending 10/5: 6450; Week ending 10/12: 5912; 2013 to date: 31886; 2012 to date: 42611; Final 2012: 207550.

TOTAL APPLES: Week ending 9/21: 5603; Week ending 9/28: 9686; Week ending 10/5: 8101; Week ending 10/12: 7652; 2013 to date: 41410; 2012 to date: 59951; Final 2012: 263978.

Trading

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT(VA, WV, MD, PA): Trading active. Price about steady. Canners U.S. One f.o.b. packing house or receiving station per cwt Golden Delicious, York, McIntosh 2 3/4 inch minimum $10.00-11.00 occas higher, 2 1/2 inch minimum $9.50-10.00, few lower, occas higher, Various Varieties mostly Golden Delicious, Fuji, Idared, Jonagold 2 3/4 inch minimum $8.50-9.00, 2 1/2 inch minimum $7.50-8.50 occas higher and lower; Straight loads of juice stock per hundredweight (cwt) U.S. Cider grade various varieties $6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00-6.50 occas higher. Bin shortages being reported as growers continue harvesting mainly Red Delicious, Cameo, Empire, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh.

NEW YORK: Unavailable.

Apple Juice Concentrate Imports

APPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE IMPORTS, PORTS OF ENTRY EAST COAST: Prices for apple juice concentrate for the period September 19 - 25, 2013. Acidity 1.0-2.2 percent weight/weight as malic acid, color 40-70 percent, brix minimum of 70.0, various containers (drums, bins, or bulk liquid packaging). Sales Ex Doc, excludes freight charges, all duties paid, containers included unless otherwise stated. Prices offered to importers per gallon basis in U.S. Dollars. China $7.95-8.50, mostly $8.00-8.45.

Shipping Point Trends

Not available.

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