Paradise, Pa.
April 15, 2019
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 179; Last Week: 176. CALVES: 74; Last Week: 83.

Compared to last Monday's sale, Slaughter steers sold steady-1.00 higher. Slaughter heifers sold steady-1.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold 1.00-2.00 higher. Cattle supply consisted of 137 steers and heifers, 38 cows, 4 bulls, and 0 feeder cattle. All prices per cwt.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1325-1670 lbs 121.00-125.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1150-1720 lbs 118.00-123.00; SELECT 2-3: 1365-1695 lbs 114.00-119.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 2-3: 1330-1440 lbs 115.50-117.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1280-1415 lbs 112.50-115.00; SELECT 2-3: 1135-1395 lbs 108.00-112.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS: BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 57.00-62.50; BONERS: 80-85% lean, Avg dress 51.00-56.00; LEAN: 85-90% lean, Avg dress 43.00-48.50, Low dress 38.00-42.00.

Return to Farm Holstein Calves: Compared to last Monday, Holstein Bull Calves sold 5.00-10.00 higher. All prices per cwt.

HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 95-120 lbs. 110.00-130.00, 80-95 lbs 100.00-110.00. #2: 95-120 lbs. 85.00-105.00, 80-94 lbs 80.00-95.00. #3: 80-120 lbs 55.00-70.00 UTILITY: 65-90 lbs 5.00-30.00.

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-Lancaster County, PA, Jill Federoff, Market Reporter/ 570-490-5587, http://www.agmarketnews.com.