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Farm Market Report
Hay Market Reports
Sheep/Wool Market Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • St. Joseph, Mo.-Portland
Hay prices are dollars per ton or dollars per bale when sold to re-
tail outlets. Basis is current delivery FOB barn or stack, or delivered
customer as indicated.
Grade guidelines used in this report have the following relation-
ship to gelative Feed Value (gFV), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF),
TDN (Total Digestible Nutrients), or Crude Protein (CP) test num-
bers:
Grade
RFV
ADF
TDN
CP
Supreme 185+
<27
55.9+
22+
Premium 170-185
27-29
54.5-55.9
20-22
Good
150-170
29-32
52.5-54.5
18-20
Fair
130-150
32-35
50.5-52.5
16-18
Utility
<130
36+
<50.5
<16
WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY
(Columbia Basin)
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 14
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
11,240
18,590
16,265
Compared to Aug. 7: Premium export Alfalfa steady in a light
test. Utility/Fair quality steady. Trade slow with light to moderate
demand as exporters slowed down this week after China deval-
ued its currency earlier in the week. Timothy steady. Demand
light to moderate. getail/Feedstore steady. Demand remains
good.
Tons Price
Premium
3500 $180-190
Alfalfa Large Square
Fair/Good 1500 $165
Utility/Fair 1025 $125
Alfalfa Small Square
Premium
110
$260-265
Good/Prem. 200
$205
Orchard Grass Small Square Premium
125
$275
Timothy Grass Large Square Good/Prem. 600
$195
Fair/Good 200
$80
Timothy Grass Mid Square
Premium
2230 $178-190
Oat Straw Large Square
Fair/Good 1750 $60
OREGON AREA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Portland, Ore.
Aug. 14
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
8,947
8,691
6,489
Compared to Aug. 7: Prices trended generally steady for Al-
falfa in Lake County for the same qualities. The other counties
did not have an accurate comparison available from last week.
Trade activity remained steady compared with a week ago.
Many producers have decided to hold on to their hay for now,
in hopes for higher prices.
Tons Price
CgOOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFEgSON, WASCO COUNTIES
Alfalfa Small Square
Premium
50
225
8
$250
Orchard Grass Small Square Premium
155
$230-250
Orchard/Brome Small Square Premium
50
$230
EASTEgN OgEGON
Alfalfa Large Square
Supreme
350
$210
Premium
580
$180-185
Alfalfa/Timothy Mix Large
Square
Meadow Grass Small Square
HAgNEY COUNTY
Alfalfa Large Square
KLAMATH BASIN
Alfalfa Large Square
Small Square
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small
Square
Orchard Grass Small Square
LAKE COUNTY
Alfalfa Large Square
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Greeley, Colo.-San Angelo,
Texas
Premium
Good
1100
22
$210
$175
Fair
500
$155
Fair 400
Supreme
Premium
Good/Prem.
$155
150
20
500
$210
$200
$190
Premium
Premium
25
250
$210
$220
Good/Prem. 2500 $200
Good
33
$170
34
$165
Small Square
Supreme
400
$245-250
Premium
30
$220
30
$200
Good
30
$175
Fair
30
$150
Orchard Grass Large Square Premium
800
$205
Good/Prem. 900
$190
IDAHO HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 14
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
7,400
9,300
3,325
Compared to Aug. 7: Premium and Good Alfalfa weak. Trade slow
to moderate this week. Heavy supplies of feeder hay continue to
hamper the market. getail/feed store/horse not tested this week. All
prices are dollars per ton and FOB the farm or ranch unless oth-
erwise stated.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Large Square
Prem./Sup. 800
$155
Good
800
$115-160
200
$125
Fair
1500 $125
2000 $150
100
$90
Wheat Straw Large Square
Fair
2000 $40-55
CALIFORNIA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 14
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
18,245
15,041
11,325
Compared to last week: All classes traded slow on moderate
demand. According to NOAA, there is a greater than 90 percent
chance that El Niño will continue through Northern Hemisphere win-
ter 2015-16, and around an 85 percent chance it will last into early
spring 2016. According to Ching Lee from AgAlert, total state hay
acreage also dropped, from 1.38 million in 2014 to 1.28 million in
2015. Prices on dry cow hay continue to drop week to week while
test hay is getting harder to find.
gEGION 1: North Intermountain
Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and
Plumas.
Alfalfa
Premium
Good
Tons
520
25
450
50
50
198
Price
$160
$260
$175
$160
$320
$260
Orchard Grass
Premium
Brome Grass
Premium
gEGION 2: Sacramento Valley
Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter,
Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Supreme
50
$250
Premium
1170 $210-225
75
$220
Good/Prem. 225
$200
Good
520
$160-185
350
$170-180
Fair/Good 54
$130
Brome Grass
Premium
225
$260
Oat
Good
200
$130
Oat Straw
Good
100
$145
Wheat Straw
Good
50
$130
gEGION 3: Northern San Joaquin Valley
Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tu-
olumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Supreme
110
$280
Premium
1325 $210-230
Good/Prem. 325
$245
Good
750
$170
50
$160
Fair/Good 1000 $140
Oat
Good
2500 $70
670
$110-125
Wheat
Good
1500 $75
Wheat Straw
Good
100
$159
gEGION 4: Central San Joaquin Valley
Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Supreme
25
$285
gEGION 5: Southern California
Includes the counties of Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and West-
ern San Bernardino.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Good/Prem. 125
$240
250
$270
Good
118
$180
75
$160
Fair/Good 165
$165
Forage Mix-Three Way
Good
50
$210
REGION 6: Southeast California
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Good/Prem. 50
$210
Good
750
$161
165
$170
306
$170
Fair/Good 3000 $115-125
Bermuda Grass
Premium
25
$205
Good
439
$150-160
Grain Market Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Portland
Truck
CALIFORNIA GRAINS
(USDA Market News)
Portland
Aug 14
Prices in dollars per cwt., bulk Inc.= including; Nom.= nominal;
Ltd.= limited; Ind.= indicated; NYE=Not fully estimated.
GgAIN DELIVEgED
Mode
Destination
Price per cwt.
BAgLEY – U.S. No. 2 (46-lbs. per bushel)
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA
gail
Tulane County
NA
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
$10.25
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
NA
COgN-U.S. No. 2 Yellow
FOB Turlock-Tulare
$8.46
FOB Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
$7.50
gail
Single Car Units via BNSF
Chino Valley-Los Angeles
$9.07-910
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
NA
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $8.76-9.03
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
NA
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
$8.76
SOgGHUM-U.S. No. 2 Yellow
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
gail
via BNSF Single
$11.03
Truck
Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
NA
OATS-U.S. No. 1 White
Truck
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
NA
OATS-U.S. No. 2 White
Petaluma
$12.50-13
Truck
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $12.50-13
gail
Petaluma
NA
WHEAT-U.S. No. 2 or better-Hard ged Winter
(Domestic Values for Flour Milling)
Los Angeles 12 percent Protein
$11.72
Los Angeles 13 percent Protein
$11.92
Los Angeles 14 percent Protein
$12.12
Truck/gail Los Angeles 11-12 percent Protein
Los Angeles 12 percent Protein
NA
Los Angeles 13 percent Protein
$10.75
Los Angeles 14 percent Protein
NA
WHEAT-U.S. Durum Wheat
Truck
Imperial County
NA
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
NA
WHEAT-Any Class for Feed
FOB Tulane
NA
Truck/gail Los Angeles-Chino Valley
$10.59
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
NA
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $9.75
King-Tulare-Fresno Counties
NA
Merced County
NA
Colusa County
NA
Kern County
NA
Prices paid to California farmers, seven-day reporting period end-
ing Aug. 14. No confirmed sales.
Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.)
except feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report
bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated.
PORTLAND GRAIN
(USDA Market News)
Portland
Aug. 14
PACIFIC NOgTHWEST MAgKET SUMMAgY
Cash wheat bids for August delivery ended the reporting week on
Thursday, Aug. 14, mixed compared to Aug. 7 noon bids for August
delivery. Soft white wheat bids trended mixed, while hard red winter
wheat and dark northern spring wheat bids trended higher.
September wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday,
Aug. 13, lower as follows compared to Aug. 7 closes: Chicago wheat
futures were 3.75 cents lower at $5.0325, Kansas City wheat futures
were 4.25 cents lower at $4.8525 and Minneapolis wheat futures
trended 0.25 of a cent lower at $5.1825.
Chicago September corn futures trended 6 cents lower at
$3.6375 and September soybean futures closed 19.75 cents lower
at $9.3625.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit
trains or barges during August for ordinary protein were $5.5325-
5.5825, mostly $5.5625. Bids trended mixed, from 3.75 cents lower
to 6.25 cents per bushel higher compared to $5.47-5.62, mostly
$5.55 last week. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby
delivery. There were no white club wheat premiums for this week
or last week.
One year ago bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat any protein for Au-
gust delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were $6.58-6.68,
mostly $6.6475 and bids for White Club Wheat were $7.68-8.08,
mostly 7.8125.
Nearby bids for U.S. 1 Soft White wheat ordinary protein started
the reporting week on Aug. 7 at mostly $5.5850, then moved higher
on Aug. 10 to mostly $5.7350 and returned lower to mostly $5.5525
on Aug. 11 continuing lower to mostly $5.4525 on Aug. 12. Aug. 13,
bids ended the reporting week higher at mostly $5.5625.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as
follows: September $5.5325-5.5825, October and November $5.59
and December $5.59-5.64.
One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any
protein were as follows: September $6.58-6.73, October $6.7550-
6.8050, November $6.8050, and December $6.8050-6.8550.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5 per-
cent protein during August were $6.2325-6.4325, mostly $6.3325,
1.75 to 13.75 cents per bushel lower compared to $6.37-6.45,
mostly $6.40 last week. White club wheat premiums for guaranteed
maximum 10.5 percent protein soft white wheat were 75 cents to
$1.25, mostly 94 cents per bushel over soft white wheat bids for both
this week and last week.
Nearby bids for U.S. 1 Soft White wheat guaranteed maximum
10.5 percent protein began the reporting week on Aug. 7 at mostly
$6.4450, and then rose to mostly $6.5550 on Aug. 10, before mov-
ing lower to mostly $6.3825 on Aug. 11 and on Aug. 12 to mostly
$6.2725.
Aug. 13, bids ended the reporting week higher at mostly $6.3325.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent
proteins were as follows: September $6.3325-6.4325, October
$6.34-6.51, November $6.34-6.55, and December $6.34-6.58.
Bids for 11.5 percent protein U.S. 1 Hard ged Winter Wheat
for August delivery were 5.75 cents per bushel higher compared
to Aug. 6 noon bids. On Aug. 13, bids were as follows: August
$5.5025-5.8025, mostly $5.6325; September $5.5025-5.8525; Oc-
tober $5.7625-5.8625; November $5.8125-5.8925; and December
$5.8125-5.9225.
Bids for non-guaranteed 14.0 percent protein U.S. 1 Dark North-
ern Spring Wheat for Portland delivery during August were 4.75
to 14.75 cents higher than Aug. 6 noon bids for the same delivery
period. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.
On Aug. 13, bids for non-guaranteed 14 percent protein were as
follows: August $6.0325-6.3325, mostly $6.1925; September
$6.0825-6.3325; October and November $6.24-6.44; and Decem-
ber $6.34-6.49.
COAgSE FEEDING GgAINS
Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn delivered full coast Pacific North-
west – BN shuttle trains for August delivery were 5 cents lower
from $4.3975-4.4575 per bushel. Forward month corn bids were as
follows: September $4.4275-4.4575, October $4.5025-4.5425, No-
vember $4.5125-4.5425, December $4.5325-4.5525, and January
$4.62-4.68. Bids for U.S. 1 Yellow Soybeans delivered full coast
Pacific Northwest – BN shuttle trains for August delivery was not
available. Forward month soybean bids were as follows: Septem-
ber $10.04-10.07, October $10.05-10.12, November $10.1975-
10.2475, December $10.1675-10.2275, and January $10.19-10.22.
Bids for U.S. 2 Heavy Wheat Oats for August delivery held steady
at $3.8475 per bushel.
PACIFIC NOgTHWEST EXPOgT NEWS
There were six grain vessels in Columbia giver ports on Thursday,
Aug. 13, with four docked compared to five Aug. 7 with four docked.
There were no confirmed export sales this week from the Commod-
ity Credit Corporation of the USDA.
Cattle Market Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Oklahoma City-Des Moines-St. Joseph, Mo.-Moses Lake, Wash.
Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.)
except some replacement animals per pair or head
as indicated.
NATIONAL FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE
(Federal-State Market News)
St. Joseph, Mo.
Aug. 14
This week
Last week
Last year
229,700
341,400
195,900
Compared to Aug. 7: Yearling feeder cattle sold
steady to $3 higher while calves traded on a lighter
test traded steady to $5 higher. Several auctions on
yearling feeders noted full advance on the heifers.
Direct trade was fully steady with last week.
Yearling demand continues to be best in the high
corn production areas especially in the North Cen-
tral States as farmer feeders are also engaged in
purchasing yearlings to feed. Aug. 14 packers bid
aggressively on tight fed cattle supplies ranging from
$150-153 for live prices.
Signs of beef demand improving with seasonal
strength has packers selling product higher and
managing their kill levels has them operating more
positive to the black. Choice boxed-beef levels had
felt a bit sluggish before closing $1.15 higher Aug
7, which seemed to put a fire on the grill this week
for cut-outs.
Choice Boxed-beef gained $8.75 for the week at
the close on Aug. 13; then closed .37 cents lower on
Aug. 14 at $244.72 for Choice product at the close of
Aug. 13. This week saw some wild shifts in the com-
modity markets starting with the USDA Crop geport
on Aug. 12. USDA’s Crop geport on Aug. 12 saw
larger-than-expected corn and soybean estimates
than the trade expected. Corn production came in
at 13.69 bb up from 13.5 bb forecast last month and
above most analysts’ estimates of 13.3 bb.
The average yield was predicted at 168.8 bpa,
2 bushels per acre higher than earlier forecast and
about 4 bpa higher than estimates. Corn ending
stocks came in at 1.7 bb for 2015-16 crop up 114
mb from last month.
This had September and December corn drop-
ping 33 cents over Aug. 11-12. This should be
welcome news for livestock producers as feed cost
should remain relatively low and support expansion
in beef, pork and poultry.
There have been some significant challenges
over the last several months and of late as on Aug.
12 China devalued their currency over slumping
economy in the world’s second largest economy.
This sent the Dow in a sell-off mood on Tuesday
along with widespread commodity pressure as other
world countries feeling it could get harder to sell their
goods and products to China.
A continuing strong dollar relative to other cur-
rencies has other countries buying less as it puts a
decline in their purchasing power.
Increasing production and competition from pork
and poultry may have some challenges for beef
domestically and abroad. The markets seem to be
trying to decide if it’s bearish or bullish as both sides
are looking at facts and figures; which can make it a
roller coaster ride.
On Wednesday feeder cattle futures had gains
of near $2.50 with sharply lower corn contracts, but
live cattle contracts eroded with sharp losses and
support for feeders quickly faded and were unable
to hold strong midday gains.
But feeder cattle prices this week and last week
reported through the auctions and video sales are
much more resilient than the cattle futures.
Western Video held a two-day auction this week
on Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 selling over 42,000 head of
top quality feeders with 69 percent of the consign-
ments coming from the North Central states. Some
highlights included 950 head yearling steers aver-
aging 970 lbs. sold for a weighted average price of
$213.40 for current delivery and 680 head of steer
calves weighing 420 lbs. sold for $345 for October
delivery.
The Hub City Livestock auction in Aberdeen, S.D.,
on Aug. 12 sold two pot loads of yearling steers av-
eraging 865 lbs. sold for a weighted average price of
$218.99. Auction volume included 53 percent weigh-
ing over 600 lbs. and 36 percent heifers.
AUCTIONS
This week
Last week
Last year
129,900
104,300
146,300
WASHINGTON 2,300. 80 pct over 600 lbs. 47
pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 500-
550 lbs. $242.22; 600-650 lbs. $229.89; 650-700
lbs. $221.21; 750-800 lbs. $214.06; 800-850 lbs.
$201.55; 850-900 lbs. $201.72. Heifers Medium
and Large 1-2 600-650 lbs. $216.40; 650-700
lbs. $209.80; 700-750 lbs. $196.94; 750-800 lbs.
$201.33
DIgECT
This week
Last week
Last year
53,100
46,700
16,800
SOUTHWEST
(Arizona-California-Nevada)
6,700. No cattle over 600 lbs. No heifers. Holsteins:
Large 3 300 lbs. $290 November Del; 300 lbs. $300
December Del; 325 lbs. $265 Current Del; 325 lbs.
November-December Del 278.
NORTHWEST
(Washington-Oregon-Idaho)
5900. 100 pct over 600 lbs. 28 pct heifers. Steers:
Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB Price 850-900
lbs. $196-205 Oregon-Idaho; 900 lbs. $188 fleshy
Oregon; Future Delivery FOB Price 800-900 lbs.
$195-203 for October Idaho. Large 1 Current FOB
Price 950 lbs. $200 Idaho. Current Delivered Price
900 lbs. $210 Idaho. Heifers: Medium and Large
1-2 Current FOB Price 800-850 lbs. $182 Fleshy
Oregon. Future Delivery Delivered Price 850 lbs.
$192 fleshy for October Idaho. Medium and Large
1 Current Delivered Price 850 lbs. $205-205.50
Idaho.
NORTHWEST DIRECT CATTLE
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 14
This week
Last week
Last year
5,900
5,200
1,500
Compared to Aug. 7: Feeder cattle $7-8 higher.
Trade moderate with moderate to good demand.
The feeder supply included 72 percent steers and
28 percent heifers. Nearly 100 percent of the supply
weighed over 600 lbs. Prices are FOB weighing
point with a 1-4 percent shrink or equivalent and
with a 5-10 cent slide on calves and a 3-8 cent slide
on yearlings. Delivered prices include freight, com-
missions and other expenses. Current sales are up
to 14 days delivery.
Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: Current FOB
Price: 850-900 lbs. $196-205 Oregon-Idaho; 900
lbs. $188 fleshy Oregon; Future Delivery FOB
Price: 800-900 lbs. $195-203 for October Idaho.
Large 1: Current FOB Price: 950 lbs. $200 Idaho.
Current Delivered Price: 900 lbs. $210 Idaho.
Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: Current FOB
Price: 800-850 ls 182 Fleshy Oregon. Future Deliv-
ery Delivered Price: 850 lbs. $192 fleshy for Octo-
ber Idaho. Medium and Large 1: Current Delivered
Price: 850 lbs. $205-205.50 Idaho.
Bred Heifers (Per Head) Medium and Large 1-2:
Future Delivery FOB Price: 850 lbs. $2500 1-3 mos.
bred Idaho.
Wool prices in cents per pound and foreign
currency per kilogram, sheep prices in dollars per
hundredweight (cwt.) except some replacement
animals on per head basis as indicated.
NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW
(USDA Market News)
Greeley, Colo.
Aug. 14
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at
a standstill this week. There were No confirmed
trades. Most are at a point where they delivering
previously sold contract wool from earlier in the
year. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis
was at a standstill. There were no confirmed
trades this week. All trades reported on a weight-
ed average.
Domestic wool tags
No. 1
$.60-.70
No. 2
$.50-.60
No. 3
$.40-.50
NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
San Angelo, Texas
Aug. 14
Compared to Aug. 7: Slaughter lambs were
mostly steady to $30 higher, with the greatest
advance at New Holland, Pa. Slaughter ewes
were steady to $8 higher, except at Sioux Falls,
S.D., $4-5 lower. Feeder lambs were steady. At
San Angelo, Texas, 4,246 head sold in a one-day
sale.
Equity Electronic Auction sold 325 slaughter
lambs in North Dakota. In direct trading slaughter
ewes were not tested; feeder lambs were steady.
6,700 head of negotiated sales of slaughter
lambs were steady to $2 lower. 6,300 head of
formula sales under 55 lbs. were not well tested;
55-65 lbs. were $7-10 lower; 65-85 lbs. were $4-9
higher; 85-95 lbs. were steady and over 95 lbs.
were not well tested.
SLAUGHTEg LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:
San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 110-135 lbs.
$148-156.
SLAUGHTEg LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $220-246; 60-70 lbs.
$190-214, few $214-224; 70-80 lbs. $180-198,
few $210-222; 80-90 lbs. $174-190; 90-110 lbs.
$162-180.
DIgECT TgADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent
shrink or equivalent): 6,700 Slaughter Lambs
shorn and wooled 120-168 lbs. $137-166 (wtd
avg $155.36).
SLAUGHTEg EWES:
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $60-65; Utility
and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $70-82; Utility 1-2
(thin) $62-70; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $50-
60; Cull 1 (extremely thin) $42-50.
FEEDEg LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 60-90 lbs. $180-189; 90-95 lbs.
$176-177.
gEPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large
1-2:
San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 65-80 lbs. $214-
228 cwt, 90 lbs. $220 cwt; yearling hair ewes
$170-185 per head.
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal in-
spection for the week to date totaled 36,000 com-
pared with 36,000 last week and 38,000 last year.
California Egg Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Des Moines
Shell egg marketer’s benchmark price for negotiated egg sales of USDA Grade AA and Grade AA in
cartons, cents per dozen. This price does not reflect discounts or other contract terms.
DAILY CALIFORNIA SHELL EGGS
(USDA Market News)
Des Moines, Iowa
Aug. 14
Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 2 cents higher for Jumbo, unchanged
for Extra Large and Large and 14 cents lower for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is steady to mostly
lower. Offerings are light to mostly moderate. getail demand has slowed and is reported as light to mod-
erate while warehouse buyers have taken a hand to mouth position. Market activity is slow to moderate.
Small benchmark price $2.74.
Size
Range
Size
Range
Jumbo
378
Extra large
377
Large
361
Medium
294
SOUTHEgN CALIFOgNIA
Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade AA and Grade AA, white eggs in cartons,
delivered store door.
Size
Range
Size
Jumbo
330-342
Extra large
Range
303-315
Large
293-302
Medium
232-241
Livestock Auctions
Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight
(cwt.) except some replacement animals per
pair or head as indicated.
California
SHASTA
(Shasta Livestock Auction)
Cottonwood, Calif.
Aug. 14
Current week Last week
468
421
Compared to Aug. 7: Slaughter cows and
bulls mostly steady. Feeder market mostly
steady, with few classes slightly lower. Off lots
and singles $30-70 below top offerings.
Slaughter cows: Breakers $100-104, $105-
113 high dress; Boning $94-99; Cutters $80-93.
Bulls 1 and 2: $115-142; $122-155 high
dress.
Feeder steers: 450-500 lbs. $250-278; 550-
600 lbs. $230-257; 600-650 lbs. $222-256;
650-700 lbs. $227; 700-750 lbs. $198-210.
Feeder heifers: 450-500 lbs. $234-236; 500-
550 lbs. $212-221; 550-600 lbs. $200-216;
600-650 lbs. $195-212.
Pairs: Too few to test.
Calvy cows: Too few to test.
Washington
TOPPENISH
(Toppenish Livestock Auction)
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Aug. 14
This week
Last week
Last year
1,750
1,500
2,800
Compared to Aug. 7 at the same market:
Stocker and feeder cattle $10-18 higher.
Trade active with good demand and good
buyer attendance. Best demand for all natural
black-hided steers and heifers. Slaughter cows
and bulls $1-to 5 higher. Trade active with good
demand. Slaughter cows 45 percent, Slaughter
bulls 15 percent, and feeders 40 percent of the
supply. The feeder supply included 53 percent
steers and 47 percent heifers. Near 82 percent
of the run weighed over 600 lbs. geplacement
Cows: Pre-tested for pregnancy, and age.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-
500 lbs. $260; 500-600 lbs. $243-251; 500-600
lbs. $218, Full; 600-700 lbs. $219.50-231; 700-
800 lbs. $208.75-220; 700-800 lbs. $187, Full;
800-900 lbs. $195-207; 800-900 lbs. $187-191,
Full. Medium and Large 2-3: 400-500 lbs. $251;
500-600 lbs. $235; 700-800 lbs. $173-185,
Brahman X. Large 1-2: 900-1000 lbs. $177-
186.50; 900-1000 lbs. $195, Thin Fleshed.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2:
300-400 lbs. $251; 400-500 lbs. $237-246;
500-600 lbs. $219-222.50; 600-700 lbs. $206-
220; 600-700 lbs. $201-204, Full; 700-800 lbs.
$197-207.75; 700-800 lbs. $185, Full; 800-900
lbs. $184-195.50; 800-900 lbs. $172.50, Full.
Medium and Large 2-3: 500-600 lbs 207-210;
700-800 lbs. $179. Large 1-2: 900-1000 lbs.
$164-171. Large 2-3: 1100-1200 lbs. $134-
137.50.
Slaughter Cows:
Boning 80-85 percent lean 1300-2000 lbs.
$96-101; Boning 80-85 percent lean 1300-
1500 lbs. $103-106; Lean 85-90 percent lean
1200-1700 lbs. $100-106; Lean Light 90 per-
cent lean 900-1300 lbs. $87-94.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1400-2400
lbs. $137-146.
Bred Heifers (Per Head): 800-850 lbs. 1650
1-3 mos. bred.
Cow/Calf Pairs (Per Pair): Medium and Large
1-2: Few Young (3-4 yrs. old) 1350 lbs. $2475
with 200-250 lbs. calves.
Oregon
MADRAS
(Central Oregon Livestock Auction)
Aug. 10
Baby calves: 247.
Steers: 200-300 lbs. $250-275; 300-400 lbs.
$250-275; 400-500 lbs. $235-250; 500-600 lbs.
$225-240; 600-700 lbs. $205-225; 700-800 lbs.
$195-210; 800-900 lbs. $190-200
Bulls: High yield. $130-133; mostly $125;
thinner $125-130.
Heifers: 200-300 lbs. $250-260; 300-400 lbs.
$240-250; 400-500 lbs. $235-245; 500-600 lbs.
$215-235; 600-700 lbs. $195-215; 700-800 lbs.
$185-200.
Heiferettes: 850-1000 lbs. $175-185.
Cows: Heiferettes $150; Feeder cows $110;
high-yield $115; medium-yield $105; low-yield
$90.
VALE
(Producers Livestock Market)
Aug. 5
Total receipts: 2015 head.
Comments: Fair to good demand on the late
summer calf market with fair to smaller offering.
Steer calves: 300-400 lbs. $295-328; 400-
500 lbs. $278-303; 500-600 lbs. $234-266.
Heifer calves: 300-400 lbs. $256-282; 400-
500 lbs. $228-246; 500-600 lbs. $225-239.
Yearling steers : 600-700 lbs. $226-239;
700-800 lbs. $198-217; 800-900 lbs. $188-206;
900-1000 lbs. $179-187.
Yearling heifers: 600-700 lbs. $206-228; 700-
800 lbs. $184-196; 800-900 lbs. $177-186.
Butcher cows: $96-106.
Thin shelly cows: $74-89.
Younger heiferettes: $116-142.
Butcher bulls: $112-127.
CALDWELL
(Treasure Valley Livestock)
March 6
Steers: 300-400 lbs. $92.50; 500-600 lbs.
$125; 600-700 lbs. $117.50; 700-800 lbs. $171.
Heifers: 500-600 lbs. $127; 600-700 lbs.
$135; 700-800 lbs. $100; 800-900 lbs. $100;
900-1000 lbs. $104; 1000-1100 lbs. $125;
1100-1200 lbs. $117.50; 1200-1300 lbs. $104.
Bull calves (wt.): 300-400 lbs. $100-200;
400-500 lbs. $200-300; 500-600 lbs. $79; 900-
1000 lbs. $86.
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