Springing heifers sell steady to $100.00 higher

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Albany, NY Wed Apr 17, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Empire Livestock Auction – Cherry Creek, NY
Dairy Cattle Auction Report for Wednesday, April 17, 2019

This Report: 390
Last Report: 42
Last Special: 498

***Next Dairy Special will be Saturday, May 15, 2019***

Compared to the last report, Dairy Cows sold strong on a light test. Springing Cows sold steady on a light test. Bred Cows not tested. Short Bred Cows sold firm on a light test. Springing Heifers sold steady to 100.00 higher; other Dairy Heifers not tested. Open Heifers and Dairy Bulls not tested. Jersey/Crossbred cattle not tested to the last report. Compared to the last special sale, Springing Heifers sold steady on a light test.
Dairy Bulls not tested. Jersey/Crossbred cattle not tested. Compared to the last special sale, Fresh Cows sold strong; other Dairy Cows not tested. Supreme Springing Heifers sold firm, other Springing Heifers sold steady; Springing Jersey/Crossbred Heifers sold steady to 100.00 higher. Bred Heifers sold steady, Jersey/Crossbred Bred Heifers sold steady to 100.00 higher. Short Bred Heifers sold steady on a light test; Jersey/Crossbred
Short Bred Heifers sold steady on a light test. Open Heifers under 600 lbs sold steady; Jersey/Crossbred Open Heifers under 600 lbs sold steady to 50.00 higher. Open Heifers 900-1200 lbs sold steady on a light test. Dairy Bulls under 600 lbs sold steady to 75.00 lower on a light test; Jersey/Crossbred Dairy Bulls under 600 lbs sold steady on a light test. Dairy Bulls 600-900 lbs not tested, Jersey/Crossbred Dairy Bulls 600-900 lbs
sold steady on a light test. Dairy Bulls over 900 lbs sold firm; Jersey/Crossbred Dairy Bulls over 900 lbs not tested. Demand was moderate. Today’s report includes a small herd dispersal, consignments and the monthly Dairy Heifer Special Sale. Dairy cattle sold by the head.

Fresh Cows: Jersey/Crossbred
Supreme: 1475.00- 1550.00 1150.00
Approved: 1000.00- 1250.00 800.00- 825.00
Medium: 800.00- 850.00 —————-

Springing Cows: (7-9 months):
Supreme: 1175.00 Individual 1125.00
Approved: 825.00- 950.00 —————-

Short Bred Cows: (1-3 months):
Approved: 875.00- 925.00 —————-
Medium: 625.00 Individual —————-

Springing Heifers: (7-9 months):
Supreme: 875.00- 950.00 800.00
Approved: 600.00- 850.00 650.00- 775.00
Medium: 525.00- 650.00 400.00- 600.00
Common: 250.00- 375.00 200.00

Bred Heifers: (4-6 months):
Supreme: 750.00- 975.00 800.00
Approved: 675.00- 800.00 600.00- 700.00
Medium: 525.00- 650.00 —————-
Common: —————- 200.00- 275.00

Short Bred Heifers: (1-3 months):
Supreme: 700.00 Individual —————-
Approved: 500.00- 700.00 550.00
Medium: 400.00 Individual 325.00
Common: 250.00 Individual —————-

Open Heifers:

300-600 lbs:
Supreme: 500.00- 550.00 460.00- 550.00
Approved: 400.00- 460.00 285.00- 410.00
Medium: 275.00- 385.00 200.00- 285.00
Common: 150.00- 250.00 175.00- 210.00

600-900 lbs:
Supreme: 700.00 Individual 600.00
Approved: 525.00- 600.00 385.00- 425.00
Medium: 375.00- 525.00 310.00- 335.00
Common: 200.00- 410.00 275.00

900-1200 lbs:
Approved: 550.00- 600.00 —————-
Medium: 475.00- 525.00 375.00

Bulls: 300-600 lbs 300.00-375.00, Jersey/Crossbred few 160.00-375.00;
600-900 lbs Jersey/Crossbred 450.00-525.00; 900-1200 lbs few 800.00-925.00,
Jersey/Crossbred individual 850.00; 1200-1500 lbs individual 1000.00,
Jersey/Crossbred individual 975.00.

Price and grade information is reported by USDA – Cornell University
Department of Animal Science. 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 – Cornell Dept Anim Sci, NYS Dept Ag & Mkts, Albany, NY
Levi Geyer Acting OIC / Office 717-354-2391
Sam Vanstrom / Market Reporter / Cell 716-338-6151
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/kt_ls155.txt

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

 

 

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Stocker data from Dr. Derrell Peel

The following is a portion of the electronic newsletter from Drs. Peel and Selk, Oklahoma State University. Dr. Peel is an economist, and while he writes about Oklahoma, his information has value for northeast conditions, especially seasonal trends in beef prices. If you would like to receive this newsletter, contact Dr. Peel at derrell.peel@okstate.edu and request the Cow/calf Corner.

Better spring forage conditions in Oklahoma
Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

It was just about one year ago when western Oklahoma experienced wildfires that burned about 400,000 acres and caused millions of dollars in damage. However, conditions were significantly different in April, 2018 with 34.85 percent of the state in extreme (D3) and exceptional (D4) drought conditions and just 41.72 percent of the state with no drought conditions. The latest Drought Monitor for the same period this year shows Oklahoma with 95.94 percent of the state with zero drought conditions.

That said, wildfire risks will be higher in the next few weeks with warmer temperatures and strong spring winds. The southeastern two-thirds of the state received significant rain this past weekend but most of the northern third of the state has had below average rainfall the past 30 days and dangerous conditions may develop quickly. Nevertheless, overall wildfire threats are lower compared to last year. Oklahoma is greening up rapidly, if a bit later than usual, as volatile weather has yet to be consistently warm. Soil profiles are saturated in most of the state and all that lacking is warm weather for ample spring pasture and hay growth.

With generally good summer forage prospects, stocker cattle demand remains strong with spring calf price peaks continuing into mid-April. Lightweight feeder cattle prices have yet to confirm a seasonal price peak and may hold steady or even push slightly higher in the next 2-3 weeks. In Oklahoma, five-weight steer prices typically drop roughly 7 percent between the spring peak into July and another 4 percent to fall lows in October. Large frame, number one steers (500 pounds) are currently priced about $186/cwt., suggesting an October low price of roughly $166/cwt.

Seven to eight-weight feeder steer prices have increased seasonally from the February low into April and typically increase seasonally to a summer peak in July before declining in the second half of the year. Current steer prices are roughly $148/cwt. (750 pounds, large, number one), suggesting a peak July price of roughly $153/cwt. and an October price near $148/cwt. Futures markets are more optimistic than that for feeder markets with current Feeder futures prices for the summer and fall well above these levels. This may provide a pricing opportunity for summer or fall feeder sales.

Fed cattle prices may have peaked on schedule in late March at nearly $129/cwt. However, continuing impacts of winter weather will help support fed prices for some time yet and may provide an opportunity to push to higher seasonal peaks. If it happens, that would likely occur soon…in the next two or three weeks. Beef production thus far this year is down 0.7 percent year over year but weekly beef production the last four weeks has averaged 1.8 percent higher year over year. Beef production typically increases from the first quarter to the third quarter of the year. The seasonal increase in beef production may be tempered somewhat in the coming weeks by lower carcass weights and other lingering impacts of severe weather this winter and spring. Normal seasonality of fed prices indicates that fed prices will likely drop to +/- $120/cwt. for fall lows.

Feeder calf auction results – Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange – April 6.

KT_LS752
Albany, NY Sun Apr 14, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Finger Lakes Livestock Exchange Special Feeder Sale – Canandaigua, NY
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for April 13 2019

*** Next Feeder Special will be May 4, 2019 @ 10:00am ***

Today Last Sale Year Ago
Receipts: 919 797 1023

Compared to the last sale, Number 1 Feeder steers sold 10.00-15.00 lower.
Number 1 Feeder heifers sold 10.00-15.00 lower. Number 1 Feeder bulls
sold 10.00 lower. Cattle supply heavy. Demand moderate. Feeder cattle supply
consisted of 34 percent steers, 5 percent Holsteins, 43 percent heifers,
18 percent bulls, with 36 percent weighing over 600 lbs.
Cattle supply consisted of 329 steers, 394 heifers, and 169 bulls.
All prices per cwt.

Canandaigua
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 04/13/2019

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
6 300-400 373 140.00-152.50 145.28
40 400-500 465 132.00-155.00 139.48
45 500-600 543 122.00-139.00 131.49
15 600-700 611 122.00-139.00 128.66
17 700-800 733 110.00-126.00 117.56
27 800-900 837 119.00-130.00 127.30
12 900-1000 937 121.00 121.00
5 1000-1100 1037 109.00 109.00

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
9 400-500 454 111.00-132.00 119.62
8 500-600 561 92.50-120.00 113.34
35 600-700 653 86.00-120.00 105.56
12 700-800 748 74.00-110.00 97.73
20 800-900 831 80.00-115.00 101.13
8 900-1000 931 95.00-109.00 105.54

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
6 200-300 294 50.00-60.00 53.30
16 300-400 368 73.00-96.00 83.88
4 400-500 418 40.00-51.00 45.47
3 500-600 574 63.00-67.00 65.74
7 700-800 728 64.00-69.00 66.83

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 200-300 274 120.00-127.50 123.76
12 300-400 346 123.00-135.00 125.97
76 400-500 457 117.00-145.00 123.83
45 500-600 527 117.00-138.00 126.39
35 600-700 651 111.00-126.00 120.40
9 700-800 757 107.00-127.00 116.41
2 800-900 838 108.00-114.00 110.87

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
17 300-400 333 90.00-118.00 111.92
24 400-500 441 91.00-120.00 113.24
63 500-600 549 90.00-117.50 108.19
20 600-700 643 84.00-112.00 96.56
14 700-800 772 84.00-105.00 93.80
3 800-900 834 80.00-90.00 83.49

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 200-300 259 110.00-135.00 124.47
6 300-400 354 128.00-134.00 129.84
8 400-500 444 135.00-140.00 136.97
14 500-600 533 120.00-137.50 123.35
19 600-700 645 110.00-117.00 113.17
3 700-800 741 104.00-110.00 107.30
2 800-900 813 101.00-102.50 101.76

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
12 300-400 368 107.50-1131.00 374.66
32 400-500 460 94.00-126.00 117.02
30 500-600 547 94.00-120.00 113.56
1 600-700 674 96.00 96.00
1 700-800 784 88.00 88.00
2 800-900 822 75.00-80.00 77.49

Price and grade information is reported by USDA – Cornell Cooperative
Extension 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 – Cornell Coop Ext Market News, Albany, NY
Levi Geyer OIC / Office 717-354-2391
Kerri Bartlett / Market Reporter / Cell 607-794-4482
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/kt_ls150.txt

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

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Maplehurst Auction results – dairy replacements

KT_LS756
Albany, NY Mon Apr 8, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Maplehurst Livestock Auction – Hinsdale, NY
Dairy Cattle Auction Report for Monday, April 8, 2019

This Report: 56
Last Report: 33

Compared to the last report, Fresh Cows sold steady. Springing Cows
sold steady to 50.00 higher on a light test. Other Dairy Cows not tested.
Bred Heifers sold steady on a light test; other Dairy Heifers not tested.
Open Heifers sold steady on a light test. Bulls not tested.
Jersey/Crossbred Cattle not tested. Demand was moderate. Dairy cattle
sold by the head.

Fresh Cows: Jersey/Crossbred

Supreme: 1050.00- 1275.00 800.00- 850.00
Approved: 800.00- 1000.00 625.00
Medium: 575.00- 775.00 —————-
Common: 400.00 —————-

Springing Cows: (7-9 months):
Approved: 725.00- 850.00 —————-

Bred Cows: (4-6 months):
Approved: 675.00 Individual —————-
Medium: 500.00 Individual —————-

Springing Heifers: (7-9 months):
Supreme: 775.00- 900.00 —————-
Approved: 625.00- 700.00 —————-

Bred Heifers: (4-6 months):
Medium: 375.00 Individual —————-

Short Bred Heifers: (1-3 months):
Approved: 450.00 Individual —————-

Open Heifers:

300-600 lbs:
Approved: 235.00
Medium: —————- 160.00
Common: 100.00- 125.00 —————-

600-900 lbs:
Approved: 325.00- 375.00 —————-
Medium: 235.00 —————-

Bulls: 600-900 lbs Jersey/Crossbred individual 300.00.

Price and grade information is reported by USDA – Cornell University
Department of Animal Science. 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 – Cornell Dept Anim Sci, NYS Dept Ag & Mkts, Albany, NY
Levi Geyer Acting OIC / Office 717-354-2391
Sam Vanstrom / Market Reporter / Cell 716-338-6151
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/kt_ls756.txt

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

 

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KT_LS151
Albany, NY Sun Apr 7, 2019 USDA – Cornell University

Bath Steer and Replacement Cattle
Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 4/6/2019

*** Next Feeder Special will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 ***

Receipts: 330
Last sale: 354

Compared to last month’s Feeder Special Sale, Number 1 Feeder
Steers sold steady to 7.00 higher; other Feeder Steers sold steady.
Feeder Holstein Steers under 600 lbs sold steady, over 600 lbs sold
weak. Number 1 Feeder Heifers not tested; Number 1-2 Feeder Heifers
under 600 lbs sold steady to 10.00 higher, over 600 lbs not tested;
Number 2 Feeder Heifers under 600 lbs sold steady, over 600 lbs sold
weak. Number 1 Feeder Bulls 500-600 lbs sold steady, other Number 1
Feeder Bulls not tested; other Feeder Bulls sold steady to 10.00 higher.
Springing Cows sold steady to 100.00 higher; Bred and Short Bred Cows
sold steady on a light test. Bred Heifers sold steady on a light test;
other replacement heifers not tested. Cow-Calf Pairs and Service Bulls
not tested. Demand was moderate. Today’s feeder cattle supply consisted
of 27 percent steers, 10 percent Holstein steers, 40 percent heifers,
23 percent bulls, with 29 percent weighing over 600 lbs. Included
in the sale were 51 replacement cattle. Feeders sold by the cwt,
replacements sold by the head.

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
4 300-400 366 130.00-142.50 137.61
7 400-500 435 137.50-152.50 144.76
7 500-600 547 127.50-137.50 132.23
4 600-700 639 130.00-142.50 135.44
3 700-800 743 131.00-141.00 136.59

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 300-400 346 120.00-127.50 123.32
1 400-500 404 122.50 122.50
4 500-600 549 110.00-125.00 118.91
4 600-700 650 105.00-127.50 119.67
1 700-800 706 102.50 102.50
2 800-900 846 92.50-97.50 94.96
2 900-1000 931 91.00-92.00 91.50

Feeder Steers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
1 200-300 204 105.00 105.00
3 300-400 349 77.50-92.50 88.05
9 400-500 462 85.00-115.00 105.25
2 500-600 590 91.00-95.00 93.01
2 600-700 645 77.00-81.00 79.00
1 1000-1100 1038 76.00 76.00

Feeder Holstein Steers Large 3
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 200-300 263 72.00-85.00 78.28
10 300-400 357 70.00-90.00 82.94
4 400-500 432 80.00-87.50 82.94
3 500-600 533 60.00-67.00 63.22
1 600-700 624 55.00 55.00
2 800-900 828 49.00-65.00 56.77

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
3 300-400 380 132.50 132.50
8 400-500 446 132.50-135.00 133.12
2 500-600 544 131.00-160.00 146.14
10 600-700 660 122.50-132.50 125.58
4 700-800 735 122.50-125.00 123.70

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 300-400 372 110.00-122.50 116.28
11 400-500 459 115.00-128.00 122.97
9 500-600 565 115.00-125.00 119.65
4 600-700 638 110.00-119.00 114.86
1 900-1000 920 90.00 90.00

Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
2 200-300 223 75.00-103.00 88.69
10 300-400 365 75.00-105.00 92.40
10 400-500 452 80.00-115.00 94.38
4 500-600 520 70.00-105.00 92.71
3 600-700 636 70.00-87.50 77.65
3 700-800 718 60.00-77.50 66.00

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
6 500-600 541 122.50-133.00 129.55

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1-2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
6 300-400 408 117.00-125.00 121.87
6 400-500 445 116.00-127.50 122.19
4 500-600 546 105.00-119.00 110.44
2 600-700 631 99.00-115.00 106.94
2 700-800 715 110.00 110.00
3 800-900 818 105.00 105.00

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 2
Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price
5 200-300 259 80.00-105.00 95.57
4 300-400 356 90.00-110.00 101.62
2 400-500 464 101.00-102.50 101.76
2 500-600 574 75.00-77.50 76.29
1 600-700 640 95.00 95.00
4 700-800 770 55.00-67.50 61.32
1 800-900 836 77.50 77.50
1 900-1000 916 60.00 60.00
1 1000-1100 1032 60.00 60.00

Springing Cows Medium and Large 7-9 months bred 1000-1250 lbs
685.00-1100.00, 1300-1450 lbs few 700.00-825.00.

Bred Cows Medium and Large 4-6 months bred 1150-1300 lbs few
750.00-800.00.

Short Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-3 months bred 1100-1350 lbs
few 475.00-775.00.

Bred Heifers Medium and Large 4-6 months bred 800 lbs individual
500.00.

Cow-Calf Pairs Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Age 150-300 lbs calf
900-1100 lbs cow 675.00-875.00, Fancy individual pair 150-300 lbs calf
1200 lbs cow 1250.00.

Price and grade information is reported by USDA – Cornell University
Department of Animal Science. 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 – Cornell Dept Anim Sci, NYS Dept Ag & Mkts, Albany, NY
Levi Geyer Acting OIC / Office 717-354-2391
Sam Vanstrom / Market Reporter / Cell 716-338-6151
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/kt_ls151.txt

For all USDA Livestock and Grain market reports:

https://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/livestock-poultry-and-grain-list-reports

Partial funding for this project: New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets project “Stocker cattle: Using underutilized grasslands to improve economic viability of the Southern Tier while providing viable careers for beginning farmers.”

 

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Results of packing plant study released

Between February 2017 and March 2018, New York and New England’s USDA red meat harvest plants were interviewed and surveyed. This survey was conducted to provide insight as part of a larger research project titled “Overcoming Supply Chain Barriers to Expanding Northeast Ruminant Meat Production” which is funded by USDA [NIFA Award No. 2016-68006-24744] and researched by Tufts University, Cornell University, and Design & Urbanism Architectural LLC. Lead investigator for this survey, MacKenzie Waro states that “This project wouldn’t have been possible without the processors who opened their doors to us. I hope that the readers will get a better understanding of the harvest and processing industry and how the production and processing chain can work together”.

Key findings documented in the study relate to labor, cooler space, funding for expansion and impact of seasonal production patterns.

The authors would like to thank all of the harvest plants that participated in this study. Due to their contribution of time and transparency, we were able to gain valuable information that will benefit the livestock and processing industries.

Read report – USDA_Meat_Processing_Extension_Bulletin.