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Farm Market Report
Hay Market Reports
Potato 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 Relative Feed Value (RFV), 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.
Jan. 13
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
6,300
0
3,460
No trends due to the holidays the last two weeks and market not
reported. Trade moderate with light to moderate demand.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Mid Square
Premium
2200 $112-125
Good
2500 $95-100
Fair/Good 200
$125
Fair
1200 $85-112
Alfalfa Small Square
Supreme
100
$220
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix
Premium
100
$230
Small Square
OREGON AREA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Portland, Ore.
Jan. 13
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
1,880
0
2,962
Compared to Dec. 23: Prices trended generally steady in a limited
test compared to week-ago prices. Most demand lies with the retail/
stable hay. According to some producers, horse owners prefer lower
sugar, higher protein hay. The recent snows slowed movement as
trucks can’t get to the farms to get loaded.
Tons Price
CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES
Alfalfa Large Square
Fair
35
$90
Small Square
Premium
40
$180
30
$200
Fair
20
$100
Orchard Grass Large Square Good
40
$160
Small Square
Meadow Grass Small Square
Oat Small Square
EASTERN OREGON
Alfalfa Large Square
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix
Small Square
Timothy Grass Small Square
HARNEY COUNTY
Alfalfa Small Square
Alfalfa/Grass Mix Small Square
Grass Small Square
LAKE COUNTY
Alfalfa Large Square
Premium
Fair
Premium
Premium
24
9
50
25
$240-250
$150
$200
$160
Fair
100
$110
Premium
Premium
32
10
$185
$200
Good
Fair
Premium
75
50
50
$175
$110
$150
Prem./Sup. 100
Premium
30
800
Premium
180
Premium
30
Premium
60
$180
$160
$150
$185
$100
$125
Small Square
Alfalfa/Oat Mix Large Square
Small Square
Oat/Barley/Wheat/Pea
Large Square
Premium
90
$105
KLAMATH BASIN: No new sales confirmed.
IDAHO HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Dec. 9
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
2,985
0
500
No trends due to the holidays the last two weeks and market not
reported. Trade remains slow with light to moderate demand.
Tons Price
Alfalfa Mid Square
Supreme
200
$60
650
$120-125
Premium
400
$75
Fair/Good 150
$100
700
$75
Timothy Grass Mid Square
Premium
450
$200
Timothy Grass Small Square Premium
435
$200
CALIFORNIA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Jan. 13
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
1,775
0
2,875
Compared to Dec. 23: All classes traded steady with moderate
demand. According to NASS crop production, area harvested for
2016 for hay in California was 1,200,000 acres vs. 1,190,000 acres
in 2015.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a plethora of Pacific
storms and moisture slammed into California and most of the West,
dumping copious amounts of precipitation on the northern two-thirds
of the state and Sierra Nevada. This very wet week maintained the
great start to the Water Year (since Oct. 1) across the West where
NRCS SNOTEL basin average precipitation was above or much
above normal at nearly every major basin while basin average snow
water content was at or above normal in most Western basins.
With more than a foot of precipitation falling on the Sierra Neva-
da (20.7 inches at Strawberry Valley, Calif.), most major reservoirs
were at or above the Jan. 10 historical average, USGS monitored
streams were at near or record high flows, Jan. 10 state snow water
content was at 135 percent, and the Northern Sierra 8-station, San
Joaquin 5-station, and Tulare Basin 6-station precipitation indices
topped their wettest previous year as of Jan. 10.
Tons Price
REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN
Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and
Plumas.
Orchard Grass
Premium
75
$290-300
Timothy Grass
Premium
125
$340
REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY
Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter,
Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento.
Alfalfa
Supreme
75
$375
Premium
225
$190-200
Fair/Good 75
$268
Orchard Grass
Premium
50
$200
100
$250-270
Oat
Good
50
$100
Rice Straw
Good
125
$62.50
REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tu-
olumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.
Alfalfa
Fair/Good 75
$140-165
Wheat
Good
100
$105
REGION 4: CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Inyo.
No new sales confirmed.
REGION 5: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Includes the counties of Kern, Northeast Los Angeles, and West-
ern San Bernardino.
No new sales confirmed.
REGION 6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA
Includes the counties of Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and
Imperial.
Alfalfa
Premium
700
$150
Grain Market Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Portland
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
Jan. 12
PACIFIC NORTHWEST MARKET SUMMARY
Cash wheat bids for January delivery ended the reporting week on
Thursday, Jan. 12, steady to higher compared to Jan. 5 noon bids
for January delivery.
March wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday, Jan.
12, steady to higher as follows compared to Jan. 5 closes: Chicago
wheat futures were steady at $4.2625, Kansas City wheat futures
were 10.25 cents higher at $4.4475 and Minneapolis wheat futures
trended 23.75 cents higher at $5.74. Chicago March corn futures
trended three cents lower at $3.5825 and March soybean futures
closed 27.75 cents higher at $10.4025.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit
trains or barges during January for ordinary protein trended steady
compared to Jan. 5 prices for the same delivery period at $4.56-
4.7125. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.
White club wheat premiums were zero to 25 cents per bushel over
soft white wheat bids.
One year ago bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat any protein for
January delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were $5.30-
5.4125 and bids for White Club Wheat were also $5.30-5.4125.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as
follows: February and March $4.56-4.7125, April and May $4.50-
4.5925.
One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any
protein were as follows: February and March $5.30-5.4125, April
and August New Crop not available.
Bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5 per-
cent protein during January trended steady compared to Jan. 5 pric-
es for the same delivery period at $4.7125-4.7625. Some exporters
were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.
White club wheat premiums for guaranteed maximum 10.5 per-
cent protein soft white wheat this week were zero to 25 cents per
bushel over soft white wheat bids this week and last week.
One year ago bids for U.S. 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed max-
imum 10.5 percent protein for January delivery by unit trains and
barges to Portland were $6.3125-6.5125 and bids for White Club
Wheat were $7.6125-8.15.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent
proteins were as follows: February was not available, March $4.55-
4.7625, April and May $4.55-4.5925. One year ago, forward month
bids for soft white wheat for any protein were as follows: February
$6.3625-6.4625, March $6.3625-6.48, April $6.4150-6.45 and Au-
gust New Crop $5.50- 5.6125.
Bids for 11.5 percent protein U.S. 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for
January delivery were 10.25 cents per bushel higher compared to
Jan. 5 noon bids for the same delivery period. Some exporters were
not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Bids were as follows: January
$5.1475-5.4475, February and March $5.3475- 5.4475 and April
$5.4175-5.4675.
Bids for non-guaranteed 14.0 percent protein U.S. 1 Dark North-
ern Spring Wheat for Portland delivery during January were 23.75
cents per bushel higher than Jan. 5 noon bids for the same delivery
period. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery.
Bids for non-guaranteed 14 percent protein were as follows: Janu-
ary, February and March $6.79-6.99 and April $6.7075-6.8575.
COARSE FEEDING GRAINS
Bids for U.S. 2 Yellow Corn delivered full coast Pacific North-
west - BN shuttle trains for January delivery trended mixed, from
three cents lower to seven cents higher from $4.4825-4.6825.
Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Forward
month corn bids were as follows: February $4.4825-4.6525, March
$4.4825-4.5625, April $4.3675-4.4475, May $4.3675-4.4275 and
May $4.4475-4.4575. Bids for U.S. 1 Yellow Soybeans delivered
full coast Pacific Northwest - BN shuttle trains for January deliv-
ery trended 32.75 to 43.75 cents higher from $11.3525-11.4825.
Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Forward
month soybean bids were as follows: February $11.2425-11.3525
and March $11.1025-11.2525. Bids for U.S. 2 Heavy White Oats for
January delivery trended steady at 3.2650 per bushel.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST EXPORT NEWS
There were 26 grain vessels in Columbia River ports on Thurs-
day, Jan. 12, with five docked compared to 22 last week with four
docked. There were no new confirmed export sales this week from
the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) of the USDA.
CALIFORNIA GRAINS
(USDA Market News)
Portland
Jan. 12
Prices in dollars per cwt., bulk Inc.= including; Nom.= nominal;
Ltd.= limited; Ind.= indicated; NYE=Not fully estimated.
GRAIN DELIVERED
Mode
Destination
Price per cwt.
BARLEY – U.S. No. 2 (46-lbs. per bushel)
FOB
Kern County
NA
Rail
Los Angeles
NA
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock NA
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
NA
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
$9-9.50
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock $9.25
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
Glenn County
CORN-U.S. No. 2 Yellow
FOB
Turlock-Tulare
Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
Kings-Tulare-Fresno
Rail
Single Car Units via BNSF
Chino Valley-Los Angeles
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
Glenn County
SORGHUM-U.S. No. 2 Yellow
Rail
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
via BNSF Single
OATS-U.S. No. 2 White
Truck
Petaluma
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
WHEAT-U.S. No. 2 or better-Hard Red Winter
(Domestic Values for Flour Milling)
Los Angeles 12 percent Protein
Los Angeles 13 percent Protein
Los Angeles 14 percent Protein
Truck/Rail Los Angeles 11-12 percent Protein
Los Angeles 12 percent Protein
Los Angeles 13 percent Protein
Los Angeles 14 percent Protein
FOB
Tulare-Kern-Merced
WHEAT-U.S. Durum Wheat
Truck
Imperial County
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
WHEAT-Any Class for Feed
FOB
Tulare
Kings-Tulare-Fresno Counties
Kern County
Truck/Rail Los Angeles-Chino Valley
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
Stockton-Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
King-Tulare-Fresno Counties
Fresno
Merced County
Colusa County
Kern County
Prices paid to California farmers, seven-day
ending Jan. 12:
YELLOW CORN, U.S. No. 2 or better
Glenn
$8.15
Spot
$7.75
NA
$8.20
NA
$7.40
$8.54
NA
$8.50
NA
$8.50
$8.15
Washington
TOPPENISH
(Toppenish Livestock Auction)
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Jan. 13
This week
Last week
Last year
800
1,000
1,200
No trends due to the holidays the last two
weeks and market not reported. Trade active with
good demand. Inclement weather conditions and
subzero temps in the trade area affecting move-
ment of livestock. Slaughter cows 86 percent,
slaughter bulls 5 percent, and feeders 9 percent
of the supply. The feeder supply included 89
percent steers and 11 percent heifers. Near 11
percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-
500 lbs. $135; 500-600 lbs. $132.50; 500-600
lbs. $120, Full.
Feeder Holstein Steers: Large 2-3: 200-300 lbs.
$210, Per Head; 300-400 lbs. $260, Per Head;
400-500 lbs. $72.50.
Feeder Heifers: Small and Medium 2-3: 600-
700 lbs. $110.
Slaughter Holstein Heifers: Few Select and
Choice 2-3: 1580 lbs. 73.50.
Slaughter Cows: Boners 80-85 percent lean
1700-2000 lbs. $67-72; Lean 85-90 percent lean
1200-1700 lbs. $61-66; Lean Light 90 percent
lean 1000-1500 lbs. $53-56.
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1300-2200
lbs. $69-74.
Idaho
CALDWELL
(Treasure Valley Livestock)
Dec. 30
Bull Calf (wt.): 500-600 lbs. $41.
Cows (wt.): 900-1000 lbs. $51; 1000-1100 lbs.
$58; 1100-1200 lbs. $52; 1200-1300 lbs. $50.75;
1300-1400 lbs. $51.75; 1400-1500 lbs. $56.75;
1500-1600 lbs. $62; 1600-1700 lbs. $58; 1700-
1800 lbs. $55.
Heiferettes (wt.): 1100-1200 lbs. $61.25.
Oregon
LEBANON
(Lebanon Auction Yard)
Jan. 6
Total Receipts: 212.
Top conventional cow: $82, Top 10 avg.:
$79.57, avg. all: $62.68.
Top conventional bull: $85.50.
Top organic cow: $82.
Feeder steers: 500-600 lbs. $124-126; 600-700
lbs. $87.50-112.50.
Feeder Heifers: 300-400 lbs. $102.50-110; 500-
600 lbs. $82.50-105.
Bred cows: $425-825 per head.
Goats: $80-130 per head.
EUGENE
(Eugene Livestock Auction)
Jan. 14
Total head count: 283.
Market conditions compared to last week:
Cows up $5 - 10. Bulls up slightly. Feeder cattle
$5-10 stronger. Yearlings steady.
Top cows: high dressers $70-78, low dressers
$60-70; top 10 cows $76.25.
Top bulls: high dressers $89.50.
Feeder Bulls: 300-500 lbs. $110-131.50; 500-
700 lbs. $84-135; 700-900 lbs. $75-104.
Choice steers: Medium to large frame No. 1
and No. 2: 400-500 lbs. $115-134; 500-600 lbs.
$115-135; 600-700 lbs. $100-124.50; 800-900
lbs. $109.50.
Choice heifers: Medium to large frame No. 1
and No. 2: 300-400 lbs. $115-124.50; 400-500
lbs. $117-134; 500-600 lbs. $110-123; 600-700
lbs. $100-121; 700-800 lbs. $99; 800 lbs. and up
$84-91.
Bred Cows: $600-1170 head. Pairs: $850-1050
pair.
Head calves (up to 250 lbs.): Beef $100-385
head; Dairy : $80 head.
Feeder lambs: 50 - 90 lbs. $120-179; 90-130
lbs. $110-167.50
California
SHASTA
(Shasta Livestock Auction)
Cottonwood, Calif.
Jan. 13
Current week Last week
923
5,252
Due to weather and road conditions, 8-10
loads did not make it this week.
The pairs expected this week will be here next
week. Cull cows in short supply this week and
a good $5 higher. Feeder cattle in smaller sup-
Dairy report
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Madison
FLUID MILD AND CREAM REVIEW
– WEST
(USDA Market News)
Madison, Wis.
Jan. 12
Milk production is slightly down in Cali-
fornia as heavy rain swamped some dairy
zones in the Central Valley. Milk quality has
decreased a little bit due to muddy condi-
tions in some dairy farm holding areas.
Milk hauling was marginally affected with
a few delays in milk deliveries.
Nevertheless, milk volumes are more
than sufficient to cover manufacturing
needs, especially from Class 4b (cheese).
Class 1 demands from retailers are im-
proving as some grocery stores stock up
ahead of the upcoming holiday weekend.
A positive impact of the current weath-
er conditions is that snowpack across the
Sierra Nevada is improving. In addition,
the drought is easing in some areas of
the Central Valley. Therefore, some dairy
operators anticipate more water availability
during Q2 and Q3.
This week, alfalfa field works are inactive
due to the low temperatures. According to
CDFA, February 2017 Class 1 prices in
California are $18.13 in the north and
$18.40 in the south. The statewide aver-
age Class 1 price based on production is
$18.15. This price is down $0.63 from the
previous month, but $3.16 higher than a
year ago.
Pacific Northwest milk production is
steady and following normal seasonal
patterns. A few bouts of cold, wet weather
have kept a lid on milk production, but out-
put has quickly returned as the tempera-
tures moderate. Processors report milk
intakes are well balanced with manufactur-
ing needs. Bottling demand is steady and
has returned to pre-holiday levels.
Last week’s winter storms and cold tem-
peratures had a downward influence on
milk production in the mountain states of
Idaho, Colorado and Utah. Industry con-
tacts expect milk volumes to recover as
warmer temperatures build into the region.
While weather events are suppressing
production, manufacturers report there
seems to be no shortage of milk available
for processing.
Contacts further report farmers are al-
ready making plans to expand or start new
dairies in the coming months. The addi-
tional cows and already strong milk intakes
are prompting some milk handlers to think
about how best to balance the milk supply
once the region enters into spring flush.
According to the DMN National Retail
Report-Dairy for the week of Jan. 6-12, the
national weighted average advertised price
for one gallon of milk is $2.74, up 5 cents
from last week and 20 cents higher than
a year ago. The weighted average region-
al price in the Southwest is $2.68. There
were no reported prices for gallon milk in
the Northwest this week.
Western balancing plant managers are
focusing operational schedules on clear-
ing heavy condensed skim volumes into
NDM and SMP. Condensed skim usage for
cheese fortification is active and demand
from ice cream makers is improving, but
slowly. Cream is readily available in the
West. Most of this cream is clearing into
butter churning.
With the Super Bowl approaching, some
sour cream and cream cheese processors
are starting to pull more cream. A few
cream loads have been exported to Mex-
ico. Multiples for all classes are steady,
ranging from 1.00 to 1.20.
According to the NASS Dairy Products
report, hard ice cream production in the
West region for November 2016 is 11.7
million gallons, 9.9 percent lower than a
year ago, and 9.4 percent lower than the
previous month.
Prices are weekly averages of daily prices. All prices are in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.). FWA is a
weighted average of shipping point prices or common packs in each area. Weights differ by area. GRI is
the Grower Returns Index for each individual area.
FRESH RUSSET POTATO MARKET REPORT
(North American Potato Market News)
(USDA Market News)
Jan. 14
Market commentary: Russet table potato prices remained flat, at levels which fall short of growers’
production costs in most shipping areas.
SHIPPING AREA
FWA
Chg
GRI
Chg
70 ct
Chg
10 lb. Film
Chg
IDAHO BURBANKS
$10.89
$0
$4.29
$0
$13.50
$0
$9
$0
IDAHO NORKOTAHS
$9.97
$0
$3.54
$0
$11.50
$0
$9
$0
COLUMBIA BASIN
$11.03
$0
$4.37
$0
$13.50
$0
$8.50
$0
Sheep/Wool Market Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Greeley, Colo.-San Angelo,
Texas
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.
Jan. 13
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at
a standstill this week. There were no confirmed
trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a
greasy basis was at a standstill this week. There
were no confirmed trades reported.
Domestic wool tags
No. 1
$.60-.70
No. 2
$.50-.60
No. 3
$.40-.50
NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
San Angelo, Texas
Jan. 13
Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were
firm to $4 higher, except at San Angelo, Texas,
weak to $5 lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to
$3 higher, instances sharply higher. No compari-
son on feeder lambs.
At San Angelo, 3,750 head sold. No sales in
Equity Electronic Auction. In direct trading slaugh-
ter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. 4,200
head of negotiated sales of slaughter lambs were
steady. 10,800 head of formula sales had no
trend due to confidentiality.
3,006 lamb carcasses sold with 45 lbs. down
$3.06 higher; 45-65 lbs. no trend due to confi-
dentiality; 65-75 lbs $1.85 higher; 75-85 lbs $.10
lower and 85 lbs up $2.43 lower.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 2-3:
San Angelo: shorn and wooled 115-150 lbs.
$129-140, few $146.
SLAUGHTER LAMBS Choice and Prime 1:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs. $240-252, few $260;
60-70 lbs. $218-244; 70-80 lbs. $212-230; 80-90
lbs. $186-216, few $224; 90-110 lbs. $165-172.
DIRECT TRADING (Lambs with 3-4 percent
shrink or equivalent):
4,200 Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled 114-
184 lbs. $126-164 (wtd avg $141.93).
SLAUGHTER EWES:
San Angelo: Good 2-3 (fleshy) $79-82; Utility
and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) $82-93; Utility 1-2
(thin) $74-82; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) $60;
Cull 1 (extremely thin) $40-56.
FEEDER LAMBS Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 60-70 lbs. $180-194; 70-80 lbs.
$180-185; 80-90 lbs. $172-180; 94 lbs. $168;
100-115 lbs. $156-166.
REPLACEMENT EWES Medium and Large
1-2:
San Angelo: hair ewe lambs 70 lbs. $238 cwt;
mixed age hair ewes 90-150 lbs. $90-144 cwt.
NATIONAL WEEKLY LAMB CARCASS Choice
and Prime 1-4:
Weight
Wtd. avg.
45 lbs. Down
$472.60
45-55 lbs.
Price not reported
due to confidentiality
55-65 lbs.
Price not reported
due to confidentiality
65-75 lbs.
$299.30
75-85 lbs.
$292.97
85 lbs. and up
$282.92
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal in-
spection for the week to date totaled 39,000 com-
pared with 32,000 last week and 37,000 last year.
California Egg Reports
$8.27
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Des Moines
$11.50-11.75
$11.50-11.75
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
Jan. 13
Benchmark prices are steady. Asking prices for next week are 2 cents lower for Jumbo, 8 cents higher
for Extra Large, 9 cents higher for Large and 13 cents higher for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment
is higher. Demand into all channels is moderate to fairly good. Offerings are usually light while supplies
are light to just moderate in most locations. Market activity is moderate to active. Small benchmark price
72 cents.
Size
Range
Size
Range
Jumbo
148
Extra large
128
Large
121
Medium
92
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Prices to retailers, sales to volume buyers, USDA Grade AA and Grade AA, white eggs in cartons,
delivered store door.
Size
Range
Size
Range
Jumbo
100-112
Extra large
114-118
Large
106-115
Medium
73-84
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
$8.90
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
reporting period
Del Locally
Livestock Auctions
Cattle prices in dollars per hundredweight (cwt.)
except some replacement animals per pair or
head as indicated.
Compiled by North American Potato Market News and USDA
Agricultural Market Service
ply and lower this week except for 650-750 wt.
steers $2-3 higher. Off lots and singles $25-50
below top.
Slaughter cows: High yielding $61-69; $70-77
high dress; Boning $5-60; Cutters $40-55.
Bulls 1 and 2: $58-73.
Feeder steers: 300-400 lbs. $144-167; 450-
500 lbs. $135-156; 500-550 lbs. $155-158.50;
550-600 lbs. $136-154; 600-650 lbs. $125-150;
650-700 lbs. $120-144; 700-750 lbs. $119-135;
800-900 lbs. $120-127.50; 900-1,00 lbs. $122.
Feeder heifers: 400-450 lbs. $125-142; 450-
500 lbs. $135-138; 500-550 lbs. $125-138; 550-
600 lbs. $115-131; 600-650 lbs. $113-126.25;
650-700 lbs. $110-124.25; 700-750 lbs. $110-
125; 750-800 lbs. $114-123,
Calvy cows: 5-6 pen lots $1050-1200.
Pairs: Very small test $1525-1975.
TURLOCK
(Turlock Livestock Auction Yard)
Turlock, Calif.
Jan. 6
Total receipts: 944 head.
Springers: No. 1 Holstein springer $1600-
1950; No. 2 Holstein springer $1400-1575; No. 1
Jersey springer $1600-1700; No. 1 Jersey cross
springer $1400-1750.
Weigh beef cows: High yielding $57-65; Med
yielding $51-56; Low yielding $42-50.
Weigh dairy cows: High yielding $56-64; Med
yielding $50-55; Low yielding $40-49.
Weigh bulls: High Yielding $74-80; Med yield-
ing $62-73. Low yielding $55-61
Holstein barren heifers: $62-78.
Wyoming to get
its first USDA
slaughterhouse
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Cody busi-
ness is on track to become Wyoming’s
first federally licensed and inspected
slaughterhouse.
The Cody Enterprise reported Monday
that Wyoming Legacy Meats is working
to attain licensing through the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture, a move that will
allow the brand to sell Wyoming beef to
markets beyond state borders.
Cody orthopedic surgeon Dr. Frank
Schmidt purchased the former Cody
Meat slaughterhouse in September and
rebranded it as Wyoming Legacy Meats.
The company hopes to operate a
USDA facility by April, though the pro-
cess could take longer.
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 Oregon head as indicated.
NATIONAL FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE
(Federal-State Market News)
St. Joseph, Mo.
Jan. 13
This week
Last week
Last year
499,700
258,300
405,000
Compared to Jan. 6: Calves under 600 lbs.
sold unevenly steady ranging from steady to $4
higher to $4 lower with some spots $6 to $10
higher throughout all regions. Yearlings traded
steady to $3 lower with some spots up to $6
lower.
The first full week of direct trading occurred
with most trends reported steady to $4 higher.
Many producers have been waiting for this week
to sell their spring-born calf crop, evidenced
by the showing of nearly 500,000 head sold
through auctions, directs and video sales this
week. That is the second largest volume re-
ported on this report in the last five years; only
topped by the week ending July 17, 2015, when
nearly two-thirds of the reported receipts of
554,900 were video sales.
Producers throughout the country have not
liked the prices through fall and when December
finally got here, most were prepared to carry cat-
tle until the new year. Demand was good to very
good in auctions as order buyers had plenty of
orders to fill, especially Jan. 9 through Wednes-
day when several of the larger receipt auctions
in the country took place.
Even though there were plenty of cattle head-
ed to feedyards, several auctions in the North
Plains had heifers marked as Replacement on
their market reports. On Jan. 10 in Kearney,
Neb., at Huss-Platte Valley Livestock Auction,
a half load of light 7-weight replacement quality
heifers sold from $177-177.25 or just a tick over
$1300/head average. Wow what a ticket! Fed
cattle prices not established as of mid-day on
Jan. 13 with feedyards wanting to push the mar-
ket higher than the $117 to $118 live and $188
dressed market of last week.
Some uncertain weather that is to roll into
the Central Plains over the weekend may just
keep the packers somewhat on the sidelines
due to the extreme ice forecast. Slaughter levels
topped 600,000 again this week, with the pack-
ers picking up right where they left off before the
holidays.
Cattle slaughter for 2016 reported at 30.1 mil-
lion head; nearly 2 million more than 2015 and 1
million under the previous 5-year average.
CME Live Cattle futures closed the week
$3.22 to $4.05 higher than Jan. 6 with most of
the gain coming from Jan. 9 and Jan. 10. Also,
the Feeder Cattle contracts were $2.13 to $5.50
higher for the week with limit or near limit move
ups on the March and April on Jan. 10.
Choice Boxed beef values have eroded this
week to the tune of $8.01 to close at $190.80. In
addition, the Choice-Select spread has shrunk
to around $4 after being near $10 at the turn of
the year. Auction volume this week included 59
percent weighing over 600 lbs and 40 percent
heifers.
AUCTIONS
This week
Last week
Last year
367,500
211,700
281,900
WASHINGTON 1,300. 48 pct over 600 lbs. 40
pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 450-
500 lbs. $146.06; 500-550 lbs. $136.43; 600-
650 lbs. $129.18; 700-750 lbs. $122.35; 750-
800 lbs. $119.50; 850-900 lbs. $122. Heifers:
Medium and Large 1-2 400-450 lbs. $135.50;
500-550 lbs. $124; 550-600 lbs. $121.50; 700-
750 lbs. $110.02.
DIRECT
This week
Last week
Last year
53,400
44,100
56,500
SOUTHWEST (Arizona-California-Nevada)
2,000. No cattle over 600 lbs. No heifers. Hol-
steins: Large 3 275 lbs. $125 April Del; 300 lbs.
$125 May Del; 325 lbs. $115 current Del.
NORTHWEST
(Washington-Oregon-Ida-
ho) 2,100. 76 pct over 600 lbs. 16 pct heifers.
Steers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB Price
500-550 lbs. $150 thin fleshed Washington; 650-
700 lbs. $137.50 Washington; 750-800 lbs. $118
fleshy WA; 850 lbs. $125 Washington. Current
Delivered Price 600-650 lbs. $142.68 Idaho;
800-900 lbs. $122-129.25 Idaho. Future Deliv-
ery Delivered Price 850-900 lbs. $122.25 Idaho
for March-April. Large 1 900 lbs. $126-130 cur-
rent Idaho. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 Current
FOB Price 650 lbs. $130 Washington; 800-850
lbs. $122 Washington. Current Delivered Price
750-800 lbs. $123 Idaho.
NATIONAL SLAUGHTER CATTLE
(USDA Market News)
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jan. 13
Slaughter cattle trade limited through midday
Jan. 13. Cattle futures made strong advances
Jan. 13 and so far feedyards are not interest-
ed in steady or less money. Boxed beef prices
declined through the week but were higher on
Jan. 13.
Boxed Beef prices as of Jan. 13 averaged
$196.01 down $2.06 Jan. 6. The Choice/Select
spread is 3.51. Slaughter cattle on a national
basis for negotiated cash trades through Jan. 13
totaled about 11,000 head. The previous week’s
total head count was 84,732 head.
Midwest Direct Markets: Live Basis: Steers
and Heifers: few $117. Dressed Basis: Steers
and Heifers few $186.
South Plains Direct Markets: Live Basis:
Steers and Heifers few $117.
Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding
Prices): Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2
higher. Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out Value was
$163.34 up $4.08 from Jan. 6.
NORTHWEST DIRECT CATTLE
(USDA Market News)
Moses Lake, Wash.
Jan. 13
This week
Last week
Last year
2,050
NA
3,550
No trends due to the holidays the last two
weeks and market not reported. Trade slow to
moderate with good demand. The feeder sup-
ply included 84 percent steers and 16 percent
heifers. Near 76 percent of the supply weighed
over 600 lbs. Prices are FOB weighing point
with a 1-4 percent shrink or equivalent and with
a 5-12 cent slide on calves and a 3-8 cent slide
on yearlings. Delivered prices include freight,
commissions and other expenses. Current sales
are up to 14 days delivery.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1: Cur-
rent FOB Price: 500-550 lbs. $150 thin fleshed
Washington; 650-700 lbs. $137.50 Washington;
750-800 lbs. $118 fleshy Washington; 850 lbs.
$125 Washington. Current Delivered Price:
600-650 lbs. $142.68 Idaho; 800-900 lbs. $122-
129.25 Idaho. Future Delivery Delivered Price:
850-900 lbs. $122.25 Idaho for March-April.
Large 1: 900 lbs. $126-130 current Idaho.
Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1: Current
FOB Price: 650 lbs. $130 Washington; 800-850
lbs. $122 Washington. Current Delivered Price:
750-800 lbs. $123 Idaho.