New Holland, Pa.
Oct. 28, 2016
Report Supplied By USDA

Lancaster Weekly Cattle Summary for week ending Friday, October 28, 2016.

CATTLE: 2553; Last week 2221; Last year 2367. CALVES: 1776; Last week  1613; Last year 1737.

This week in Lancaster County, Slaughter steers prices appear to have at least slowed their downward spiral. A strong positive turn of the futures contracts reflects almost immediately in our live cattle prices. Slaughter cattle prices inched up all week following the futures board back above the 100.00/cwt mark. Slaughter steers were quoted mixed from 1.00 lower to 3.00 higher for the week. Slaughter Holsteins sold 2.00- 4.00 higher on another light test. Slaughter heifers were not tested last week so no comparison. Slaughter cows sold steady to 2.00 higher for the week. Slaughter bulls sold 3.00-4.00 higher. Demand was good. There is a Feeder Cattle sale in New Holland this week. Holstein bull calves sold mixed again this week from 30.00 lower to 25.00 higher. Holstein heifer calves sold from 50.00-100.00 lower on another very light supply. Dairy replacement fresh cows sold mostly steady to 100.00 higher. Replacement Holstein bred cows not tested last week so no trend reported. Replacement Holstein bred and open heifers sold mostly steady to 50.00 lower on a light test. Not enough Holstein bulls for a market test. Demand was moderate for all classes. All cattle are sold per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1200-1600 lbs 100.00-104.50, few to 107.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1200-1600 lbs 96.00-102.50; SELECT 1- 2: 1150-1650 lbs 91.00-96.00, High Dressing Lean Steers 1200-1700 lbs 98.00-108.00, individual 111.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1500-1750 lbs 92.00-96.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1450-1750 lbs 85.00-90.00; SELECT 1-2: 1350-1750 lbs 79.00-84.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1150-1550 lbs 97.00-102.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1150-1400 lbs 92.00-98.00; SELECT 1-2: 1050-1400 lbs 85.00-90.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 60.00-63.00, Low dress 55.00-56.50; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 54.00-59.00, High dress 60.00-65.00, Low dress 52.00-54.00; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 52.00-59.00, High dress 60.00-65.50, Low dress 48.50-51.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 50.00-55.50, High dress 56.00-62.00, Low dress 43.00-49.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 800-2365 lbs Average Dress 80.00-91.00, High Dress 93.00-98.00, Very High Dress 100.00-106.00, few 112.00-134.00, Low Dress 72.00-81.00, Very Low Dress 60.00-71.00.

RETURN TO FARM HOLSTEIN CALVES:

MONDAY: HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 90-125 lbs 92.00-114.00; #2: 80-125 lbs 75.00-95.00; #3: 75-100 lbs 50.00-75.00; UTILITY: 75-120 lbs 30.00-65.00, 50-70 lbs 15.00-45.00.

TUESDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-123 lbs 87.00-97.00, 90 lbs 70.00; #2: 102-114 lbs 82.00-87.00, 95 lbs 92.00-98.00, 90-93 lbs 65.00-75.00, 75-84 lbs 50.00-52.00; #3: 109 lbs 67.00, 82-96 lbs 50.00-60.00, 74 lbs 45.00; UTILITY: 81-105 lbs 40.00-45.00, 64-75 lbs 33.00-35.00.

GRADED HOLSTEIN HEIFERS: #1: 93-110 lbs 210.00-220.00; #2: 91 lbs 237.00; 83 lbs 195.00, 67 lbs 100.00; UTILITY/NON-TUBING: 73-92 lbs 35.00-45.00, 63 lbs 22.00.

THURSDAY: GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 120-128 lbs 75.00,94- 118 lbs 90.00-101.00, 90-92 lbs 72.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 75.00-88.00, 80-92 lbs 60.00-70.00; #3: 90-130 lbs 65.00-65.00, 80-88 lbs 55.00- 55.00, 72-78 lbs 40.00; UTILITY: 80-110 lbs 40.00-45.00, 60-78 lbs 20.00.

HOLSTEIN HEIFER CALVES: #1: 80-120 lbs 170.00-190.00; #2: 80-120 lbs 140.00-170.00; #3: 70-90 lbs 75.00-140.00; UTILITY/NON- TUBING: 60-90 lbs 20.00-60.00.

Price and grade information is reported by QSA-USDA Market News Service. While market reports reflect the majority of Livestock sold at each sale, there are instances where animals do not fit reporting categories and are not included in this report.

Source: USDA Ag Market News, New Holland, PA. Levi Geyer, 717-406-7350. John Stacy, Kayley Ellis 717-354-2391. www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ln_ls145.txt.