September 22, 2017 CapitalPress.com For the latest market reports from around the region, go to www.capitalpress.com/markets. Farm Market Report 13 S PONSORED BY 35-2/#7 Potato Market Reports Hay 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 retail outlets. Basis is current delivery FOB barn or stack, or delivered customer as indicated. Grade guidelines used in this report have the following relationship to Relative Feed Value (RFV), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), TDN (Total Digestible Nutri- ents), or Crude Protein (CP) test numbers: 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) Sept. 15 This week FOB Last week Last year 6300 tons 7350 tons 2075 tons Compared to Sept. 8: Premium export Alfalfa 5.00-6.00 higher in a light test. Export Timothy steady. Export Sudan Grass for export firm in a light test. Most cuttings of hay are over for the season due to after Sept. 15. Proper curing of hay gets very difficult due mostly to heavy dews and unpredictable weather. Most export and retail hay the grower pays for the tarping. Trade slow to moderate with good demand. Retail/Feedstore steady. Tons Price Alfalfa Mid Square Premium Export 650 168.46 Good Export 600 155.00 Fair Export 600 127.00 Alfalfa Small Square Premium Export 650 178.08 Retail/Stable 1500 210.00 Alfalfa In Windrow Good/Premium 1000 90.00 Orchard Grass Small Square Prem Retail/Stable 200 255.00 Timothy Grass Mid Square Good Export 400 215.00 Timothy Grass Small Square Premium Export 50 230.00 Retail/Stable 400 285.00 Sudan Mid Square Fair Export 250 155.00 OREGON AREA HAY (USDA Market News) Sept. 15 Compared to Sept. 8: Prices trended generally steady. All prices reported today are 2017 crop, unless otherwise noted. Sporadic rain showers and thunderstorms in hay growing areas have in- creased rain damaged hay availability. Fires and smoke through- out the state have slowed movement of hay due to highway closures and fire mitigation. Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay. The export market demand has increased as compared to prior reports. This week FOB Last week Last year 8358 11,273 5928 CROOK, DESCHUTES, JEFFERSON, WASCO COUNTIES Alfalfa Large Square Good 45 140.00 Small Square Premium 85 217.06 Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Orchard Grass Meadow Grass Mixed Grass Oat Wheat Wheat Straw EASTERN OREGON Alfalfa/Orchard Mix KLAMATH BASIN Alfalfa Oat Small Square Premium Mid Square Premium Small Square Premium Small Square Premium Small Square Good Large Square Premium Small Square Premium Large Square Fair Large Square Utility Large Square Good Large Square Good Rain Dam Fair/Good Rain Dam Small Square Premium/Supreme Export Large Square Good Mid Square Good Export 6400 125.31 Fair Tarped 3250 97.62 Utility 1600 80.00 Tarped 500 85.00 CALIFORNIA HAY (USDA Market News) Sept. 15 This week FOB Last week Last year 9645 14,253 12,126 Compared to Sept. 8: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. Rice was nearly completely headed. Alfalfa fields contin- ued to be irrigated, cut and baled. REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and Plumas. Tons Price Alfalfa Premium/Supreme 200 220.00 Premium 125 215.00 Contracted 325 200.00 Organic 200 290.00 Retail/Stable 225 202.22 Good 600 125.00 Export 1600 180.00 Rain Damage 150 125.00 Retail/Stable 100 165.00 Fair Rain Damage 300 90.00 Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Premium Retail/Stable 150 203.33 Orchard Grass Premium 75 270.00 Wheat Good 400 90.00 REGION 2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY Includes the counties of Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano and Sac- ramento. Alfalfa Supreme 250 205.00 Premium 50 220.00 Orchard Grass Premium 120 210.00 REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa. Alfalfa Supreme 200 240.00 Fair Grassy 450 140.00 Del 50 170.00 Del Grassy 75 170.00 REGION 4: CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY Includes the counties of Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. Alfalfa Utility 300 175.00 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 Good/Premium 925 157.70 Good 1300 145.96 Fair 275 122.27 Export 200 115.00 Bermuda Grass Premium 200 160.00 Sudan Fair/Good 800 85.00 Alfalfa 22 245.00 28 200.00 161 228.07 50 210.00 1 190.00 25 125.00 50 160.00 40 100.00 40 50.00 200 125.00 150 250 140.00 120.00 500 350 180.00 175.00 400 100.00 LAKE COUNTY Alfalfa Large Square Supreme 1508 197.49 Export 1980 181.92 Grassy 240 170.00 Good 150 150.00 Rain Damage 450 150.00 Small Square Supreme Organic 26 265.00 Premium 26 160.00 Retail/Stable 86 192.56 Del Retail/Stable 12 245.00 Alfalfa/Orchard Mix Small Square Prem Retail/Stable 30 185.00 Orchard Grass Small Square Prem Retail/Stable 400 300.00 Timothy Grass Small Square Premium Export 500 270.00 Mixed Grass Small Square Good/Premium 40 205.00 Del Retail/Stable 13 245.00 Barley Large Square Good 500 100.00 HARNEY COUNTY: NO NEW SALES CONFIRMED. IDAHO HAY (USDA Market News) Sept. 15 This week FOB Last week Last year 11,750 21,700 8950 Compared to Sept. 8: Domestic and export Alfalfa steady to firm in a light test. Timothy not tested this week. Trade moderate with good demand as the hay season begins to wind down. Grain Market Reports Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Portland Grains are stated in dollars per bushel or hundredweight (cwt.) ex- cept feed grains traded in dollars per ton. National grain report bids are for rail delivery unless truck indicated. PORTLAND GRAIN (USDA Market News) Portland Sept. 14 Pacific Northwest Market Summary Cash wheat bids for September delivery the reporting week ended on Thursday, Sept. 14, were mostly higher compared to week ago noon bids for September delivery. December wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday, Sept. 14, mixed as follows compared to week ago closes: Chicago wheat futures were 8.50 cents higher at 4.43, Kansas City wheat fu- tures were 5.75 cents higher at 4.42 and Minneapolis wheat futures trended eight cents lower at 6.3250. Chicago December corn futures trended 3.50 cents lower at 3.5425 and November soybean futures closed 30.75 cents higher at 9.76. Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during September for ordinary protein trended 20 to 23 cents per bushel higher compared to week-ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.10-5.35. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. White club wheat premiums were zero to two cents per bushel over soft white wheat bids this week compared to zero to five cents per bushel over soft white wheat bids last week. One year ago bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat any protein for Sep- tember delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were 4.73-4.83 and bids for White Club Wheat were 4.75-4.87. Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as follows: October and November 5.18-5.35, December 5.20-5.35 and January 5.20-5.38. One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any protein were as follows: October 4.73-4.81, November 4.73-4.88 and December 4.73-4.91. Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5 percent protein during September trended 20 to 23 cents per bushel higher than week ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.10-5.35. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. White club wheat premiums for guaranteed maximum 10.5 percent protein soft white wheat this week were zero cents per bushel over soft white wheat bids this week and last week. One year ago bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maxi- mum 10.5 percent protein for September delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were 4.73-4.88 and bids for White Club Wheat were 4.73-4.88. Forward month bids for soft white wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent proteins were as follows: October and November 5.18-5.35, Decem- ber 5.20-5.35 and January 5.20-5.38. One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any protein were as follows: October 4.75-4.78, November 4.75-4.83 and December 4.75-4.78. Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for September delivery were 15.25 to 48.25 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago noon bids for the same delivery period. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. This week, bids were as follows: September 5.32-5.72, October 5.67-5.72, November 5.52-5.77 and December 5.57-5.77. Bids for non-guaranteed 14.0 percent protein US 1 Dark Northern Spring Wheat for Portland delivery during September were mixed, eight cents lower to 14 cents per bushel higher than week ago noon bids for the same delivery period. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. This week, bids for non-guaranteed 14 percent protein were as fol- lows: September 7.2250-7.4250, October 7.4250-7.5250, November and December 7.4250-7.5750. Coarse feeding grains: Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered full coast Pacific Northwest - BN shuttle trains for September delivery were not available, week ago values for the same delivery period at 4.0225-4.1425. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Forward month corn bids were as follows: October not avail- able, November 4.1925-4.2425, December 4.2425-4.2625, January and February 4.3850. Bids for US 1 Yellow Soybeans delivered full coast Pacific North- west - BN shuttle trains for September delivery were trended 30.752 to 36.75 cents higher than week ago bids for the same delivery peri- od at 10.54-10.64. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby delivery. Forward month soybean bids were as follows: October 10.56- 10.62, November 10.54-10.62, December and January 10.70. Bids for US 2 Heavy White Oats for September delivery trended steady at 3.12 per bushel. Pacific Northwest Export News: There were five grain vessels in Columbia River ports on Thursday, Sept. 14, with one docked com- pared to five last week with four docked. There were no new confirmed export sales this week from the Com- modity Credit Corporation (CCC) of the USDA. CALIFORNIA GRAINS (USDA Market News) Sept. 14 Paid by feed manufacturers and other users, delivered plant or receiving station. All prices are offers for prompt shipment unless oth- erwise stated. Due to limited availability, prices were not available with the exception of the following categories: BARLEY US No 2 (46 lbs. per bushel) Rail Central Valley 8.75 Truck Stockton-Modesto- Oakdale-Turlock 10.00 CORN US No 2 Yellow FOB Kings-Tulare-Fresno 6.80-7.00 Turlock/Tulare 8.02 Rail: Single Car Units via BNSF LA-Chino Valley 8.34 Truck Stockton-Modesto- Oakdale-Turlock 8.33 Kings-Tulare- Fresno Counties 8.33 Glenn County 7.90-7.95 SORGHUM US No 2 Yellow (Milo) Rail LA-Chino Valley via BNSF 8.81-8.83 OATS US No 1 White (40-lbs. per bushel) Truck Modesto-Oakdale- Turlock 11.75 TRITICALE Truck Modesto-Oakdale- Turlock 8.50 WHEAT US No 2 or better-Hard Red Winter (Domestic Values for Flour Milling) Truck: Imperial Valley 10.00 WHEAT Any Class for Feed FOB Kings-Tulare- Fresno Counties 9.75 Truck Glenn County 7.50 Dairy Report Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Madison, Wis. FLUID MILK AND CREAM REVIEW – WEST (USDA Market News) Sept. 14 Farm milk output in California dropped signifi- cantly because of a recent heat wave. Supplies are a little tight, and contacts report that many large manufacturers decreased their work week to ease milk processing. Class I demand is steady to slightly up. Industry contacts report that a few California dairies were sold out this week. More dairies are expected to be sold in the coming months due to lower milk price projections. Higher quality alfalfa hay sup- plies are tighter while demand is strong. Sales of other qualities of alfalfa hay are light to moderate. In Arizona, milk output is flat. Daily tempera- tures are still in the 100s, but are expected to start decreasing in the coming weeks. A few handlers increased their milk intakes this week to cover additional sales. Retail and food services demand is steady. Class III intakes decreased in some ar- eas due to a few cheese plants being closed for repair/maintenance purposes. In New Mexico, milk production is steady to slightly up. Most plants are running according to planned schedules. Industry contacts say that there are some difficulties with milk sales as a number of people don’t have a place to keep their milk after Hurricane Harvey. Class I demand is down. Class II intakes decreased as well. Milk intakes for cheese processing are up. Hauling capacity is tight, but handlers are making sure customers’ orders are filled on time. Pacific Northwest milk intakes are in good bal- ance with processing needs. Industry contacts say there is not quite as much spot milk available and the school bottling pipelines are mostly filled. Milk production is following seasonal trends as moderate temperatures build into the region. Milk production in the mountain states of Idaho, Utah and Colorado is steady. Cooler tempera- tures are aiding in cow comfort and keeping the milk flowing. Milk supplies in Idaho are still long, but industry contacts suggest that Class II and III manufacturers are pulling a little heavier volumes of milk. Contacts further suggest milk intakes are in good balance in Utah and Colorado, with less milk coming in from surrounding regions. Condensed skim in the West is moving well into ice cream. Demand from Class II and III manufac- turers is steady. Western cream is actively moving into ice cream production. Contacts suggest that some cream is moving from Arizona to Texas and Mexico due to lower available cream volumes in these regions. In a handful of Western plants, butter churning has stopped and processors are hoping to not churn until Thanksgiving. Cream multiples are 1.05-1.26. According to the DMN National Retail Report-Dairy for the week of Sept. 8-14, the national weighted av- erage advertised price for one gallon of milk is $2.85, up $0.25 from last week, and $0.03 higher from a year ago. The weighted average region- al price in the Southwest is $2.59, with no price range. This week, no advertised dairy ads were reported in the Northwest. MADRAS (Central Oregon Livestock Auction Sept. 11 Steers: 300-400 lbs LT; 400-500 lbs 140-155; 500-600 lbs 135-145; 600-700 lbs 128-137; 700- 800 lbs 124-134; 800-900 lbs 118-128 Heifers: 300-400 lbs LT; 400-500 lbs 135-145; 500-600 lbs 120-134; 600-700 lbs 118-128; 700- 800 lbs 116-123; 800-900 lbs 112-120 Butcher Cows: High Yield 69-75.50; Med Yield 62-68; Low Yield 55-61 Bulls: High Yield 90-95; Med Yield 85-90; Feeder 85-90 Feeder Cows 75-85; Heiferettes: 85-110 EUGENE (Eugene Livestock Auction) Sept. 16 Head Count: 533 Comments: Cows off $3-4. Bulls steady. Feed- er cattle $4-5 stronger. Cows: Top Cows High Dressers 65.00-75.50; Top 10 67.95; Low Dressers 55.00-65.00 Bulls: Top Bulls High Dressers: 72.00-93.00 Feeder Bulls: 300-500 lbs: 70.00-130.50; 500- 700 lbs: 84.00-126.00; 700-900 lbs: 79.00-113.00 Choice Steers: Medium-Large Frame No. 1&2s: Feeder Steers: 300-400 lbs 110.00-140.00; 400-500 lbs 120.00-140.50; 500-600 lbs 120.00- 130.00; 600-700 lbs 115.00-128.50; 700-800 lbs 110.00-120.00.00; 800-900 lbs 88.00-122.00 Choice Heifers Medium-Large Frame No. 1&2s: Feeder Heifers: 300-400 lbs 110.00-126.00; 400-500 lbs 115.00-129.00; 500-600 lbs 100.00- 119.00; 600-700 lbs 105.00-118.50; 700-800 lbs 97.00-115.00; 800 lbs and up 100.00-118.00 Bred Cows: 550-975 HD Pairs: 1000-1185 Pr Head Calves (Up-250 lbs) Beef: 110.00-310.00 HD; Dairy: 45.00-105.00 Feeder Lambs: 50-90 lbs 120.00-155.00; 90- 130 lbs 110.00-149.00 Livestock Auctions California TURLOCK (Turlock Livestock Auction Yard) Sept. 15 Receipts: 888 HD. Comments: Dairy replacements steady com- pared to a week ago, with Weigh Cow and Bull market 2-3 cents softer compared to a week ago. Springers: #1 Hol Spr. $1700.00-2075.00; #2 Hol Spr. $1300.00-1675.00; #1 Jer Spr. $1250.00- 1700.00; #1 Jer X Spr. $1400.00-1850.00 Weigh Beef Cows: High Yielding NT; Med Yield- ing $59.00-67.00; Low Yielding $40.00-58.00 Weigh Dairy Cows: High Yielding $66.00-74.25; Med Yielding $57.00-65.00; Low Yielding $35.00- 56.00 Weigh Bulls: High Yielding $82.00-88.00; Med Yielding $75.00-81.00; Low Yielding $50.00-74.00 Holstein Barren Heifers: $65.00-85.00 Oregon WOODBURN (Woodburn Livestock Exchange) Sept. 11-12 Total Receipts: 1368, 577 Cattle Top 10 Slaughter Cows A/P: 74.65 cwt Top 50 Slaughter Cows A/P: 71.12 cwt Top 100 Slaughter Cows A/P: 68.68 cwt Back To The Country Cows: 70.00 cwt Certified Cows: 80.00-140.00 cwt Top Certified Organic Cattle: 60.00-80.00 cwt All Slaughter Bulls: 70.00-104.00 cwt Top Beef Steers: 200-300 lbs 150.00-175.00 cwt; 300-400 lbs 145.00-160.00 cwt; 400-500 lbs 140.00-157.50 cwt; 500-600 lbs 125.00-141.00 cwt; 600-700 lbs 115.00-130.00 cwt; 700-800 lbs 100.00-115.50 cwt; 800-900 lbs 100.00-115.50 cwt; 900-1000 lbs NT Top Beef Heifers: 200-300 lbs NT; 300-400 lbs 120.00-145.00 cwt; 400-500 lbs 120.00-147.00 cwt; 500-600 lbs 115.00-135.00 cwt; 600-700 lbs 100.00-117.50 cwt; 700-800 lbs 85.00-93.00 cwt; 800-900 lbs 85.00-90.50 cwt; 900-1000 NT Cow/Calf Pairs: NT Bred Cows: NT Day Old Beef Cross Calves: NT Day Old Dairy Calves: 7.50-85.00 HD Block Hogs: 51.00-65.00 cwt Feeder Pigs: 15.00-75.00 HD Sows: 10.00-30.00 cwt Weaner Pigs: 12.50-30.00 HD Lambs: 40-70 lbs 140.00-165.00 cwt; 75-150 lbs 135.00-155.00 cwt Thin Ewes: 45.00-82.00 cwt Fleshy Ewes: 60.00-87.00 cwt Ewe/Lamb Pairs: NT Goats: 10-39 lbs 5.00-40.00 HD; 40-69 lbs 20.00-125.00 HD; 70-79 lbs 75.00-150.00 HD; 80- 89 lbs 75.00-150.00 HD; 90-99 lbs 85.00-185.00 HD; 100-199 lbs 100.00-235.00 HD; 200-300 lbs NT LEBANON (Lebanon Auction Yard) Sept. 14 Total receipts: 383 Butcher Cows: Conventional: Top Cow $73.50; Top 10 Cows $72.08; Top 50 Cows $69.93; Top 100 Cows $67.66; Organic: Top Cow $108.00; Top 10 $100.90; Avg. All Organic $73.49. Bulls: Conventional: Top Bull $92.00; Top 10 Avg. Bulls $79.53. Goats: $150.00 per head. Washington TOPPENISH (Toppenish Livestock Auction) Sept. 14 Receipts: 1800 Compared to Sept. 7: Stocker and feeder cattle 3.00-4.00 lower in a light test. Trade slow with mod- erate to good demand. Slaughter cows and bulls 4.00-6.00 lower as supply exceeds demand. Trade active with good demand. Slaughter cows 73 per- cent, slaughter bulls 10 percent, and feeders 17 percent of the supply. The feeder supply included 50 percent steers and 50 percent heifers. Near 69 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs. Replace- ment Cows: Pre-tested for pregnancy, and age. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500 lbs 150.00; 500-600 lbs 135.00-141.00; 600-700 lbs 135.00-144.00; 700-800 lbs 135.00-136.50; 800-900 lbs 126.00-132.00. Medium and Large 2-3: 500-600 lbs 120.00. Large 1: 900-1000 lbs 115.00-125.00. Feeder Holstein Steers: Medium and Large 2-3: 400-500 lbs 128.00; 500-600 lbs 109.50. Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2: 700-800 lbs 119.00. Compiled by North American Potato Market News and USDA Agricultural Market Service 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) Sept. 16 SHIPPING AREA FWA Chg IDAHO NORKOTAHS $16.70 -$2.96 SAN LUIS VALLEY $17.36 -$2.74 COLUMBIA BASIN $16.80 -$3.63 WISCONSIN $18.36 -$1.50 GRI Chg 70 ct Chg 10# Film Chg $8.49 -$2.22 $23.00 -$7.00 $11.00 $0.00 $10.25 -$2.39 $26.00 -$8.00 $14.00 -$0.50 $7.86 -$2.25 $23.00 -$9.00 $10.50 -$1.50 $10.67 -$1.20 $31.00 -$7.00 $14.50 $0.00 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 replace- ment animals on per head basis as indicated. NATIONAL WOOL REVIEW (USDA Market News) Greeley, Colo. Sept. 15 Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was at a standstill this week. There were no con- firmed trades reported. Domestic wool trading on a greasy basis was at a standstill this week. There were no con- firmed trades reported. All trades reported on a weighted average. Domestic wool tags are delivered to buyer and reported on a greasy basis: Domestic wool tags No. 1 $.60-.70 No. 2 $.50-.60 No. 3 $.40-.50 NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY (USDA Market News) San Angelo, Texas Sept. 15 Compared to last week: Slaughter lambs were firm to 5.00 higher at San Angelo, Texas, and New Holland, Pa., steady to sharply lower in other sales. Slaughter ewes were steady to 6.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to 10.00 lower. At San Angelo, 5041 head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 236 slaughter lambs in Nebraska. In direct trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were not tested. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 90-160 lbs San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 100-145 lbs 120.00-140.00. Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 130-155 lbs 146.00-153.00. Equity Elec: Wooled 120 lbs 130.00. Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2 San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 190.00-216.00, few 220.00-222.00; 60-70 lbs 182.00-210.00; 70-80 lbs 178.00-198.00; 80-90 lbs 174.00-188.00; 90-110 lbs 170.00. Ft. Collins: 82 lbs 182.50. Billings, Mont.: 73 lbs 180.00. SLAUGHTER EWES San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-66.00; Utility and Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 70.00-80.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 60.00-70.00; Cull and Utility 1-2 (very thin) 49.00-58.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 40.00. Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) 64.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 66.00-77.00; Utility 1-2 (thin) 42.00-47.50; Cull 1 (extremely thin) 22.00- 25.00. Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 45.00-48.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 46.50-54.50; Utility 1-2 (thin) 48.50-54.50; Cull and Utility 1-2 45.00-49.00; Cull 1 37.50. Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2 San Angelo: 50-60 lbs 182.00-188.00; 70- 100 lbs 150.00-166.00. Ft. Collins: 71 lbs 148.00; 97 lbs 145.00. Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2: San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 80-100 lbs 188.00-192.00 cwt; baby tooth to solid mouth hair ewes 130.00-150.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 80.00-160.00 cwt. Ft. Collins: No test. Billings: Ewe lambs 125-180 lbs 225.00- 350.00 per head, few 450.00 per head; baby tooth 150.00-180.00 per head; solid mouth 110.00 per head; aged 160 lbs 65.00 cwt. Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large 1-2 San Angelo: Hair ewe lambs 80-100 lbs 188.00-192.00 cwt; baby tooth to solid mouth hair ewes 130.00-150.00 per head; mixed age hair ewes 80-140 lbs 80.00-160.00 cwt. Ft. Collins: No test. Billings: Ewe lambs 125-180 lbs 225.00- 350.00 per head, few 450.00 per head; baby tooth 150.00-180.00 per head; solid mouth 110.00 per head; aged 160 lbs 65.00 cwt. Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal inspection for the week to date totaled 29,000 compared with 37,000 last week and 37,000 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) Sept. 15 Benchmark prices are unchanged. Asking prices for next week are 8 cents higher for Jumbo, 11 cents higher for Extra Large, 14 cents higher for Large and 8 cents higher for Medium and Small. Trade sentiment is steady to firm. Offerings and supplies are light to in close balance. Retail demand ranges moderate to good with warehouse buying interest fairly good to good. Market activity is mod- erate to active. Small benchmark price $1.06. Size Range Size Range Jumbo 159 Extra large 156 Large 154 Medium 126 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 146-159 Extra large 142-146 Large 139-148 Medium 139-148 Cattle Market Reports Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Oklahoma City-Des Moines-St. Joseph, Mo.-Moses Lake, Wash. NATIONAL FEEDER AND STOCKER CATTLE (Federal-State Market News) St. Joseph, Mo. Sept. 15 This week Last week Last year 272,000 178,300 277,800 Compared to Sept. 8: Steers and heifers traded mostly steady to 6.00 higher. Demand was moderate to very good, with active trade. Demand has remained good for the past sev- eral weeks, as grain is readily available and at relatively cheap prices. On Wednesday at the Hub City Livestock Auction in Aberdeen, S.D., buyers had the op- portunity to choose from a large supply of qual- ity cattle. There were some noteworthy sales, with nearly 3 1/2 loads of steers weighing an average of 942 pounds selling at 157.10. CME live and feeder cattle futures traded mixed throughout the week. Compared to last Friday, October live cattle futures closed 43 points higher at 107.75 and December was 112.82, 3 points lower. Feeder cattle futures held triple digit gains from the week. Compared to last Friday, September futures closed 2.35 higher at 147.87 and October was 148.42, up 2.23. On Thursday, cash trade in Nebraska was limited on moderate demand with a few dressed sales from 167.00 to 168.00. However, there were not enough for a market trend. Last week in Nebraska live sales were at 105.00, with dressed sales from 165.00 to 168.00 on a light test. So far for the week, trading has been at a standstill in the Southern Plains. Last week in the Southern Plains, live trades were 105.00 with a light test noted in Kansas. Harvest is of- ficially in full swing, with corn harvest reported as 60 percent complete in Texas, 10 percent in Kansas and 12 percent in Missouri. The NASS Crop Production Report was released on Tuesday. Corn production is pro- jected at 14.2 billion bushels, with an expected average yield of 169.9 bushels per acre. Soybean production is estimated at 4.43 bil- lion bushels, with an expected average yield of 49.9 bushels per acre. Both corn and soybean yields are slightly higher than August, but lower than last year. Throughout Montana, snow is falling with many mountain passes anticipating 8 inches of snow by Saturday and 12 to 18 inches expected above pass level. This is welcomed moisture, as the state has been engulfed in wildfires due to drought. Hopefully the snow can provide relief to the area, as there is currently 22 fires burning in the state, impacting over 580,000 acres. USDA’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report was released on Tuesday. U.S. beef production for 2017 saw a decrease of 140 million pounds, with production now at 26.559 billion pounds. Production also declined for 2018, now at 27.275 billion pounds, down 85 million pounds. One of the driving factors to this is reduced slaughter weights. Although total slaughter head counts have been at or above last year’s numbers, slaughter weights have been declin- ing. The increase in head count is not enough to offset the lower slaughter weights, leading to a decline in production. On Tuesday, the Choice-Select spread was negative 7 cents, with Choice boxed beef at 190.79 and Select boxed beef at 190.86. This was short-lived, as today’s Choice-Se- lect spread closed at 5.57.Compared to last Friday, Choice boxed-beef closed at 191.42, dn .46 and Select boxed-beef was dn 4.12 at 185.85. Auction volume this week included 58 percent weight over 600 lbs and 39 percent heifers. National Slaughter Cattle Summary (USDA Market News) Sept. 15 Slaughter cattle had very limited offerings on a live basis and ultimately not enough for a full market trend, dressed sells mostly steady on limited offerings as well. Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon averaged 188.64 down 2.29 from last Friday. The Choice/Select spread is 5.57. Slaughter cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash trades through Friday afternoon totaled about 34,888 head. Last week’s total head count was 68,340 head. Midwest Direct Markets: Live Basis: Steers and Heifers:105.00-106.00 few Dressed Basis: Steers and Heifers 165.00-168.00 few. South Plains Direct Markets: Live Basis: Steers and Heifers N/A. Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding Prices): Slaughter cows and bulls sold 1.00- 5.00 lower with exception to the Southeast trad- ing steady to 2.00 higher this week with lighter receipts due to Hurricane Irma. Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out Value Friday was 177.45 down 3.87 from last Friday. NORTHWEST DIRECT CATTLE (USDA Market News) Moses Lake, Wash. Sept. 15 This Week Last Week Last Year 3850 1600 N/A Compared to last week: Feeder cattle steady to 3.00 higher, as yearlings are in short supply this time of year. Trade slow to moderate. De- mand remains very good. The feeder supply included 59 percent steers and 41 percent heif- ers. Near 65 percent of the supply weighed over 600 lbs. Prices are FOB weighing point with a 1-4 percent shrink or equivalent and with a 3-8 cent slide on yearlings. Current sales are up to 14 days delivery. Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1: Current FOB Price: 850-900 lbs. 138.00 ID. Large 1: Current FOB Price: 900-950 lbs. 130.00-132.00 ID-OR. Current Delivered Price: 900-1000 lbs. 132.00-135.00 ID. Medium and Large 1: Future FOB Price: 500-550 lbs. 159.00 for Oct-Nov ID; 600-700 lbs. 138.00-152.00 calves, 600-650 lbs. 158.00 thin fleshed WA-OR-ID for Oct-Nov. Future Delivery Delivered Price: 550-600 lbs. 154.00 for Oct-Nov ID; 600-650 lbs. 155.50-157.00 for Oct-Nov ID; 850 lbs. for Oct-Nov ID. Feeder Heifers Large 1: Current FOB Price: 800 lbs. 120.00 WA; 900-1000 lbs. 123.00- 127.00 OR-ID. Current Delivered Price: 850 lbs. 135.00 ID; 900-950 lbs. 129.00-135.00 ID. Medium and Large 1: Future Delivery Delivered Price: 450- 600 lbs. 149.00 for Oct-Nov ID; 500-550 lbs. 150.00 for Oct-Nov WA-ID; 600 lbs. 135.00 calves WA for Oct-Nov. Future Delivery De- livered Price: 550-600 lbs. 144.00-147.00 for Oct-Nov ID.