Markets at a Glance - 8/13/16

New Holland, Pa.
Aug. 11, 2016
Report Supplied by USDA

CATTLE: 695; Last week 613; Last year 909. CALVES: 613; Last week  648; Last year 619.

Compared to last week, Slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 lower. High dressing Lean Steers are steers are sold primarily to the ethnic market and most are extremely lean. Those steers sold mostly steady to 1.00 lower on a very light test. Slaughter Holstein steers sold mostly steady to 1.00 lower on a light test. Slaughter heifers traded steady to 1.00 lower on a light test. Demand was moderate for all classes. Slaughter cows sold 2.00-3.00 lower. Demand was moderate. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00-4.00 lower on a light test. Cattle supplies included 162 steers; 70 heifers; 436 cows; 23 bulls; and 4 feeder calves. All prices per cwt.     SLAUGHTER STEERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1250-1600 lbs 117.50- 120.50; CHOICE 2-3: 1250-1600 lbs 114.50-118.50; SELECT 1-2: 1150-1650 lbs 111.50-115.50; HIGH DRESSING LEAN STEERS: 1100-1700 lbs few 116.30-124.00.

SLAUGHTER HOLSTEINS: CHOICE 2-3: 1300-1700 lbs few 105.00-111.00; SELECT 1-2: 1250-1750 lbs 98.00-104.00.

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: HIGH CHOICE/PRIME 3-4: 1200-1450 lbs 114.50-118.00; CHOICE 2-3: 1050-1350 lbs 110.00-115.00.

SLAUGHTER COWS:  PREMIUM WHITE: 65-75% lean, Avg dress 70.00-72.00, Low dress 65.00-67.00; BREAKERS: 75-80% lean, Avg dress 65.00-68.50, High dress 70.00-73.00, Low dress 61.00-64.00; BONERS: 80-85 % lean, Avg dress 63.00-68.50, High dress 69.00-74.50, Low dress 57.50-62.00; LEAN: 88-90% lean, Avg dress 59.00-64.50, High dress 65.00-68.50, Low dress 50.00-58.50.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: YG 1: 950-2200 lbs Avg Dress 95.00-98.50, Low Dress 89.00-96.00, Very Low Dress individual 82.00.

Return to Farm Holstein Calves: Compared to last week, Holstein bull calves sold mostly 5.00-10.00 lower. Holstein heifer calves not tested. Demand was moderate. Ag Market News LLC under the USDA-QSA-LMAR program graded 434 head for Thursday's sale. All calves are sold by the cwt.

GRADED HOLSTEIN BULL CALVES: #1: 80-128 lbs 100.00-115.00; #2: 94-128 lbs 90.00-105.00, 80-92 lbs 107.00-110.00; #3: 100-130 lbs 60.00-70.00, 72-98 lbs 90.00-97.00; UTILITY: 60-110 lbs 60.00-85.00.

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, Catherine Bachman 717-354-2391. www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS142.txt.