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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 deliv-
ered 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 Nutrients), 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
Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday this report will not be
issued again until Dec. 1.
WASHINGTON-OREGON HAY
(Columbia Basin)
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 17
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
4635 Tons
6470 Tons
1500 Tons
Compared to Nov. 10: Fair and supreme Alfalfa steady in a light
test. Trade slow to moderate this week. Demand remains good for
all grades of Alfalfa. Increased demand for feeder hay was noted
this week also. Retail/Feedstore steady.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Mid Square
Supreme Tarped
100
190.00
Fair Export
750
135.00
Tarped
250
140.00
Utility Tarped
1800 120.00
Alfalfa
Small Square
Prem Retail/Stable 160
260.00
Good Retail/Stable 175
215.00
Tarped
1100 180.00
Wheat Straw
Mid Square
Good
300
58.00
OREGON AREA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 17
Compared to Nov. 10: Prices trended generally steady in a limit-
ed test. Retail/Stable type hay remains the largest demanded hay.
Many hay producers have sold out for the year. Recent showers
and snow has hampered hay movement.
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
3571 Tons
1774 Tons
4319 Tons
Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Wasco Counties
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Small Square
Prem Retail/Stable 29
220.34
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix
Small Square
Prem Retail/Stable 2
245.00
Orchard Grass
Meadow Grass
Eastern Oregon:
Alfalfa
Harney County:
Alfalfa
Klamath Basin:
Alfalfa
Fescue Grass
Small Square
Prem Retail/Stable
Small Square
Prem Retail/Stable
95
231.00
50
210.00
Small Square
Good
40
130.00
Large Square
Good
96
165.00
154
100
25
219.74
200.00
175.00
15
180.00
Small Square
Supreme
Premium/Supr
Prem Retail/Stable
Small Square
Good/Prem Ret/Stab
Lake County:
Alfalfa
Large Square
Premium
918
201.11
Small Square
Premium
850
200.00
Organic, Grassy
24
240.00
Organic
53
265.00
Good/Premium
60
185.00
Alfalfa/Orchard Mix
Small Square
Good/Premium
30
185.00
Timothy Grass
Large Square
Premium
700
220.00
Triticale
Large Square
Good/Premium
200
110.00
Organic
100
140.00
Alfalfa/Triticale Mix
Large Square
Good/Premium
30
125.00
IDAHO HAY
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 17
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
1000 Tons
6300 Tons
4800 Tons
Compared to Nov. 10: Alfalfa steady. Trade very slow with good
demand especially for higher testing Alfalfa to California interest.
Retail/Feedstore not tested. Prices are dollars per ton and FOB
the farm or ranch unless otherwise stated.
Alfalfa
Mid Square
Utility Weedy
1000 100.00
CALIFORNIA HAY
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 17
This week FOB
Last week
Last year
3760 Tons
1625 Tons
7121 Tons
Compared to Nov. 10: All classes traded steady with mod-
erate demand. Early plantings of small grains had germinated
and showed good emergence and growers continued to prepare
more fields for fall planting of wheat, barley and oats. Alfalfa for
hay production was finishing up with the last cuts of the season
and growers windrowed, baled and stacked the hay. The fields
received herbicide treatments. Corn, milo and sorghum continued
to be harvested for green chop.
REGION 1: NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN
Includes the counties of Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen and
Plumas.
Tons Price
Alfalfa
Premium
550
191.82
Orchard Grass
Premium
25
180.00
Forage Mix-Three Way Good
25
150.00
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
Premium
75
220.00
Orchard Grass
Premium
25
300.00
REGION 3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Includes the counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus,
Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa.
Alfalfa
Supreme
Del Very High Test
75
299.00
Premium Del
150
270.00
Good Del
405
241.79
Fair/Good Weedy
75
210.00
Orchard Grass
Premium
25
270.00
Wheat
Good Del
550
125.55
Forage Mix-Three Way Good
25
210.00
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
225
192.78
Export
150
200.00
Retail/Stable
175
210.00
Good/Prem Clippings 380
175.00
Good
725
161.38
Bermuda Grass
Premium
100
185.00
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
Nov. 16
Pacific Northwest Market Summary: Cash wheat bids for Novem-
ber delivery ended the reporting week on Thursday, Nov. 16, were
mixed compared to week ago noon bids for November delivery.
December wheat futures ended the reporting week on Thursday,
Nov. 16, lower as follows compared to week ago closes: Chicago
wheat futures were 7.50 cents lower at 7.2150, Kansas City wheat
futures were 12 cents lower at 4.17 and Minneapolis wheat futures
trended 17.75 cents lower at 6.3025. Chicago December corn fu-
tures trended five cents lower at 3.3650 and January soybean fu-
tures closed 13 cents lower at 9.72.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains
or barges during November for ordinary protein trended steady to
5.50 cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the
same delivery period from 5.1950-5.35. Some exporters were not
issuing bids for nearby delivery.
White club wheat premiums were zero to five cents per bushel
over soft white wheat bids this week and last week.
One year ago bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat any protein for
November delivery by unit trains and barges to Portland were 4.62-
4.65 and bids for White Club Wheat were 4.87.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat ordinary protein were as
follows: December 5.1950-5.35, January 5.20-5.40, February 5.23-
5.40 and March 5.26-5.36.
One year ago, forward month bids for soft white wheat for any
protein were as follows: December 4.52-4.65, January and February
4.65-4.7925 and March 4.5925-4.7925.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat guaranteed maximum 10.5
percent protein during November trended steady to 5.50 cents per
bushel lower than week ago prices for the same delivery period
from 5.1950-5.35. 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 five 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 November delivery by unit trains and
barges to Portland were 4.57-4.67 and bids for White Club Wheat
were 4.57-4.92.
Forward month bids for soft white wheat guaranteed 10.5 percent
proteins were as follows: December 5.1950-5.35, January 5.20-5.40
and February 5.23-5.40. One year ago, forward month bids for soft
white wheat for any protein were as follows: December 4.52-4.67,
January and February 4.65-4.8425 and March 4.5425-4.8425.
Bids for 11.5 percent protein US 1 Hard Red Winter Wheat for
November delivery trended 12 to 17 cents per bushel lower than
week ago bids for the same delivery period. Some exporters were
not issuing bids for nearby delivery. This week, bids were as follows:
November 5.72-5.82, December 5.57-5.82, January 5.6950-5.8450,
February 5.7450-5.8750 and March 5.7450-5.8950.
Bids for non-guaranteed 14.0 percent protein US 1 Dark Northern
Spring Wheat for Portland delivery during November trended 17.75
cents per bushel lower than week ago 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
follows: November 7.5025-7.6025, December 7.4025-7.6525, Jan-
uary 7.5525-7.7525, February 7.5525-7.7825, and March 7.5525-
7.8025.
Coarse feeding grains: Bids for US 2 Yellow Corn delivered full
coast Pacific Northwest-BN shuttle trains for November delivery
were not available as most exporters were not issuing bids for near-
by delivery. Forward month corn bids were as follows: December
4.1250-4.2150, January 4.24-4.29, February 4.26-4.29, March 4.21-
4.29 and April 4.2350-4.2750.
Bids for US 1 Yellow Soybeans delivered full coast Pacific North-
west-BN shuttle trains for November delivery trended 4.75 to 13.75
cents higher than week ago bids for the same delivery period from
10.49-10.50. Some exporters were not issuing bids for nearby de-
livery.
Forward month soybean bids were as follows: December and
January 10.49-10.50, and February 10.4725-10.5125. Bids for US
2 Heavy White Oats for November delivery trended steady at 3.12
per bushel.
Pacific Northwest Export News: There were 12 grain vessels in
Columbia River ports on Thursday, Nov. 16, with three docked com-
pared to six last week with
three docked. There were no new confirmed export sales this
week from the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) of the USDA.
CALIFORNIA GRAINS
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 16
Paid by feed manufacturers and other users, delivered plant or
receiving station. All prices are offers for prompt shipment unless oth-
erwise stated. Dollars Per Cwt.
BARLEY US No 2 (46-lbs. per bushel)
FOB
Solano County NA
Colusa County NA
Tehema County NA
Rail: Any Origin - via BNSF and U.P.
Los Angeles NA
Stockton-Modesto-
Oakdale-Turlock
Tulare County NA
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
Stockton-Modesto-
Oakdale-Turlock
Kings-Tulare-Fresno
Kern County NA
Colusa County NA
Glenn County NA
CORN US No 2 Yellow
FOB
Stockton-Modesto-
Oakdale-Turlock
Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
Kings-Tulare-Fresno
Turlock/Tulare 8.12
Rail: Single Car Units via BNSF
Los Angeles-Chino Valley
Truck
Petaluma-Santa Rosa
Stockton-Modesto-
Oakdale-Turlock
Kings-Tulare-Fresno
Glenn County NA
Hanford County NA
Kern County NA
SORGHUM US No 2 Yellow (Milo)
Rail: LA-Chino via BNSF
NA
Truck
Modesto-Oakdale-Turlock
Turlock County NA
Glenn County NA
Kings-Tulare-Fresno
OATS US No 1 White (40lbs. per bushel)
Truck: LA-Chino Valley
NA
US No 2 White (38 lbs. per bushel)
Rail
Petaluma
NA
Truck
Petaluma
NA
Stockton-Modesto-
Oakdale-Turlock
Colusa County NA
NA
NA
9.00-9.75 Del
9.00 Del
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
8.42
8.42
NA
11.35
Colorado and Utah is mostly in balance with pro-
cessing needs.
While some inexpensive milk is available from
time to time, milk loads are currently able to find pro-
cessing homes in close proximity to the milk shed. In
addition, some industry contacts report a few loads
of condensed skim milk coming into parts of the re-
gion to round out short term processing needs.
However, the mood is tempered with uncertainty
and pathos. A few farms in Idaho have been in-
formed they may not have a market for their milk
as of the New Year. Contacts suggest a shift in milk
marketing contracts and limited available processing
capacity in the region may leave these farms without
a home for their milk.
Western condensed skim sales are stable. Sup-
plies are readily available in the market. Prices re-
main low and are causing a delay in the first quarter
of 2018 contract negotiations. End/users buyers are
hoping for further price decreases and are postpon-
ing contract discussions.
In the West, cream cheese, sour cream, aerated
cream, and all the other holiday dairy goods usages
of cream are solid. Cream continues to also move
well into butter plants.
However, a number of processors stopped churn-
ing butter and opted for selling their cream in the
Mexican market. In California, tanks continue to be
limited for cream hauling.
This week, cream multiples for all usages are 1.06
to 1.28.
According to the DMN National Retail Re-
port-Dairy for the week of Nov. 10-16, the national
weighted average advertised price for one gallon of
milk is $2.94, up $0.15 from last week, and $0.37
higher from a year ago.
The weighted average regional price in the
Southwest is $2.46, with a price range of $1.89-
$2.99. The weighted average regional price in
the Northwest is $1.77, with no price range.
According to CDFA, December 2017 Class 1
prices in California are $17.95 in the North and
$18.23 in the South. The statewide average
Class 1 price based on production is $17.97.
This price is down $0.54 from the previous
month, and $1.26 lower than a year ago.
High Yielding: 58.00-63.00; High Dress 64.00-
67.00 Few; Heiferettes 70.00-95.00
Med Yielding: 48.00-57.00
Low Yielding: 30.00-45.00
Bulls 1&2: 60.00-86.00
Feeder steers (Top offerings & pen lots): 400-
450 lbs 175.00-223.00 Few; 450-500 lbs 160.00-
205.00; 500-550 lbs 155.00-185.00; 550-600
lbs 145.00-169.00; 600-650 lbs 140.00-159.00;
650-700 lbs 140.00-159.00; 700-750 lbs 135.00-
149.50; 750-800 lbs 135.00-145.00; 800-900 lbs
135.00-145.00; 900-1,000 lbs 130.00-136.50 Few
Feeder heifers: (Top offerings & pen lots): 300-
400 lbs 140.00-181.00 Few; 400-450 lbs 140.00-
164.00; 450-500 lbs 140.00-171.00; 500-550 lbs
135.00-155.00; 550-600 lbs 125.00-145.00; 600-
650 lbs 125.00-138.50; 650-700 lbs XXX; 700-750
lbs 137.50 (1 lot); 750-800 lbs 125.00-138.50; 800-
900 lbs 138.50
Pairs: Young pairs $1,800-2,000. Running age
$1,250-1,550. Old $1,000-1,150.
Calvy cows: Full mouth $1,400-1,885. Bred heif-
ers $1,000-1,425. Older $700-1,025
TURLOCK
(Turlock Livestock Auction Yard)
Nov. 17
Receipts: 1,054
Springers: No. 1 Hol Spr. $ 1700.00-2050.00;
No. 2 Hol Spr. $ 1300.00-1675.00; No. 1 Jer Spr.
$ 1250.00-1700.00; No.1 Jer X Spr. $ 1300.00-
1500.00
Weigh Beef Cows: High Yielding $ 62.00-70.00;
Med Yielding $ 55.00-$ 61.00; Low Yielding $
40.00-$ 54.00
Weigh Dairy Cows: High Yielding $ 63.00-69.00;
Med Yielding $ 54.00-62.00; Low Yielding $ 35.00-
53.00
Weigh Bulls: High Yielding $ 83.00-93.50; Med
Yielding $ 70.00-81.00; Low Yielding $ 50.00-69.00
Holstein Barren Heifers: $ 65.00-95.00
Livestock Auctions
Washington
TOPPENISH
(Toppenish Livestock Auction)
Nov. 16
Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday this report
will not be issued again until Dec. 1.
Receipts: 2400 Hd
Compared to Nov. 9: Stocker and feeder cattle
2.00-6.00 higher as local feed yards pursue num-
bers. Trade active with good demand. Slaughter
cows and bulls 4.00-8.00 lower as supply exceeds
demand. Trade active with light to moderate de-
mand. Slaughter cows 65 percent, slaughter bulls
10 percent, and feeders 25 percent of the supply.
The feeder supply included 55 percent steers
and 45 percent heifers. Near 61 percent of the
run weighed over 600 lbs. Replacement Cows:
Pre-tested for pregnancy, and age.
Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500
lbs 170.00-172.00; 500-600 lbs 149.50-156.75;
600-700 lbs 149.00-156.00, Calves; 700-800 lbs
146.00-155.00; 800-900 lbs 140.00-145.00. Large
1: 1000-1100 lbs 116.00. Small and Medium 2-3:
400-500 lbs 133.00.
Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2: 400-500
lbs 135.00-146.50; 500-600 lbs 139.00-143.75;
600-700 lbs 134.00-145.00, Calves; 700-800 lbs
130.00-133.00.
Large 2-3: 800-900 lbs 93.75; 1000-1100 lbs
71.00; 1200-1300 lbs 84.00. Small and Medium
2-3: 300-400 lbs 135.00; 400-500 lbs 116.00.
Slaughter Cows:
Boners: 80-85 Pct. Lean; 1300-1900 lbs; Avg
Dressing 55.00-60.00; Low Dressing 49.00-55.00
Lean: 85-90 Pct. Lean; 1100-1800 lbs; Avg
Dressing 56.00-61.00; Low Dressing 50.00-56.00
Lean: 90 Pct. Lean 900-1400 lbs; Avg Dressing
45.00-50.00; Low Dressing 40.00-45.00
Slaughter Bulls:
Yield Grade 1-2: 1600-2400 lbs; Avg Dressing
73.00-79.00; High Dressing 80.50; Low Dressing
64.00-73.00
Bred Heifers (Per Head): Medium and Large 1-2:
1137 lbs. 1050.00 6-9 mos.
Note: The USDA LPGMN price report is re-
flective of the majority of classes and grades of
livestock offered for sale. There may be instances
where some sales do not fit within reporting guide-
lines and therefore will not be included in the report.
Prices are reported on a per cwt basis, unless oth-
erwise noted.
California
Cottonwood
(Shasta Livestock Auction Yard)
Nov. 10
Receipts: 2,856
Compared to last sale: Slaughter cows $5 lower
with big supply. Yearlings in smaller supply $3-5
lower on tough week in futures. Cattle under 600
lbs. $2-10 higher with some rain. Off lots and sin-
gles $25-50 below top.
Slaughter cow:
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
Nov. 17
Domestic wool trading on a clean basis was
active this week. There were 207,543 pounds
of confirmed trades reported. Prices reflect
trades FOB warehouse in original bag or
square pack, bellies out, some graded, and 76
mm or longer. No allowance made for coring,
freight or handling fees at the warehouse level
to reflect net grower prices (*) indicates new
prices this week. (NA) represents microns not
normally available in this region. Wools shorter
than 75 mm typically discounted .10-.20 clean.
Classed and skirted wools usually trade at a
.10-.20 premium to original bag prices.
US
Fleece Terr.
Micron
Grades
States States
18
80s
None None
19
70-80s
None None
20
64-70s
None None
21
64s
None None
22
62s
4.34* 4.66*
23
60-62s
3.89* 4.41*
24
60s
None 3.56*
25
58s
None 3.23*
26
56-58s
None 3.05*
27
54-56s
None None
28
54s
None None
29
50-54s
None 1.69*
30-34
44-50s
None None
Domestic wool trading on a greasy ba-
sis was very active this week. There were
363,926 pounds of confirmed trades reported.
All trades reported on a weighted average.
Fleece States Ewe Wool: 50-60mm 30-32
micron Black Faced 0.53; Lamb Wool: 60-
65mm 22 micron 1.90, 55-65mm 23 micron
1.46.
Territory States Ewe Wool: 60-65 mm 23
micron 2.05; Lamb Wool: 45-55mm 28 micron
0.72; Black Wool: 55-60mm 25 micron 0.47;
Bellies: 60-65mm 22 micron 1.31, 55-65mm
23 micron 1.18, 45-55mm 25 micron 0.89, 45-
55mm 27 micron 0.75.
NATIONAL SHEEP SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
San Angelo, Texas
Nov. 17
Compared to Nov. 10: Slaughter lambs
were steady to sharply higher. Slaughter ewes
were steady to sharply higher. Feeder were
2.00-12.00 lower. At San Angelo, Texas, 3365
head sold. Equity Electronic Auction sold 330
slaughter lambs in North Dakota. In direct
trading slaughter ewes and feeder lambs were
not tested. 2700 head of negotiated sales of
slaughter lambs were steady. 2,934 lamb car-
casses sold with all weights no trend due to
confidentiality.
Note: This report will not be issued next
week.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3
90-160 lbs:
San Angelo: Shorn and wooled 105-130 lbs
122.00-130.00.
Ft. Collins, Colo.: Wooled 115-125 lbs
135.00-146.00; 155-160 lbs 130.00.
South Dakota: Shorn and wooled 115-150
lbs 123.00-131.00.
Billings, Mont.: No test.
Equity Elec: Shorn 150 lbs 125.75.
Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 1-2:
San Angelo: 40-60 lbs 236.00-259.00, few
260.00-274.00; 60-70 lbs 210.00-232.00, few
236.00-256.00; 70-80 lbs 186.00-208.00, few
214.00-220.00; 80-90 lbs 170.00-182.00, few
192.00-194.00; 90-100 lbs 150.00-172.00, few
180.00-186.00.
Ft. Collins: 40-60 lbs 197.50-210.00; 60-70
lbs 185.00-190.00; 70-80 lbs 177.50-185.00;
80-90 lbs 162.50-171.00; 90-105 lbs 137.50-
144.00.
Billings, Mont.: 68 lbs 175.00; 80-90 lbs
139.00-146.00; 90-105 lbs 125.00-128.00.
Direct Trading: (lambs fob with 3-4 percent
shrink or equivalent)
2700: Slaughter Lambs shorn and wooled
130-157 lbs 123.87-154.27 (wtd avg 135.85).
Slaughter Ewes:
San Angelo: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) no test;
Good 2-3 (fleshy) 60.00-72.00; Utility and
Good 1-3 (medium flesh) 78.00-86.00; Utili-
ty 1-2 (thin) 70.00-74.00; Cull and Utility 1-2
(very thin) 50.00-62.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin)
35.00-40.00.
Ft. Collins: Good 3-5 (very fleshy) no test;
Good 2-3 (fleshy) 75.00-86.00; Utility 1-2 (thin)
50.00-58.00; Cull 1 (extremely thin) no test.
Billings: Good 3-4 (very fleshy) 51.00-
54.00; Good 2-3 (fleshy) 52.00-57.00; Utility
1-2 (thin) 50.00-64.00; Cull 1 50.00-64.00.
Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1-2:
San Angelo: 66 lbs 208.00; 83 lbs 140.00;
90-110 lbs 130.00.
Ft. Collins: 70-80 lbs 165.00-167.50; 86
lbs 142.50; 90-95 lbs 140.00-152.00; 129 lbs
128.00.
Billings: 50-60 lbs 187.00-200.00; 60-70
lbs 180.00-185.00; 70-80 lbs 174.00-190.00;
80-90 lbs 165.50-179.00; 90-100 lbs 147.50-
160.50; 100-110 lbs 144.00-148.00; 110-120
lbs 128.00-140.00; 120-140 lbs 125.00-
126.00.
Replacement Ewes: Medium and Large
1-2:
San Angelo: Mixed age hair ewes 80-130
lbs 86.00-138.00 cwt.
Ft. Collins: No test.
Billings: Exposed baby tooth 130-140 lbs
81.00 cwt; mixed age 120-175 lbs 58.00-67.00
cwt.
Sheep and lamb slaughter under federal
inspection for the week to date totaled 40,000
compared to 39,000 last week and 41,000 last
year.
California Egg Reports
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Des Moines
Compiled by USDA Market News Service • Madison, Wis.
to reduce total milk intakes close to Thanksgiving
day. In general, milk supplies are in balance with
processing obligations.
In New Mexico, unexpected repair and mainte-
nance workloads at some Class III and IV process-
ing plants are creating a tightness in milk hauling
capacities. However, handlers report managing to
redirect their surplus milk volumes to different pro-
cessing plants.
Overall, farm milk production is increasing fol-
lowing normal seasonal patterns. Class I sales are
steady while Class III demand is increasing.
Requests for Class II are trending up due to
processors making more of the holiday dairy prod-
ucts. Pacific Northwest milk production is mostly
unchanged this week. There is some uptick in de-
mand from manufacturers and bottlers ahead of the
upcoming holiday.
However, milk handlers also know they will be
looking for homes for extra spot loads of milk next
week as demand from single serve bottlers relax-
es and some processors reduce their production
schedules.
Milk production in the mountain states of Idaho,
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)
Nov. 18
Shipping Area
FWA
Chg
GRI
Chg
70 ct
Chg
10# Film
Chg
Idaho Burbanks
$18.06
$0.50
$8.51
$0.30
$25.00
$0.50
$13.00
$0.50
Idaho Norkotahs
$16.90
$0.14
$8.64
$0.11
$23.00
$0.50
$12.50
$0.00
San Luis Valley
$17.08
$0.07
$10.01
$0.06
$22.00
$0.00
$15.00
$0.00
Columbia Basin
$16.63
$0.35
$7.75
$0.22
$20.00
$0.00
$12.00
$0.00
Wisconsin
$17.15
$0.00
$9.70
$0.00
$25.00
$0.00
$14.50
$0.00
NA
Dairy Report
FLUID MILK AND CREAM REVIEW – WEST
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 16
Milk production in California is steady to in-
creasing compared to last week. Farm milk
components are starting to increase. Bottling milk
demand from educational institutions is trending
down as they prepared to close for the Thanks-
giving weekend.
However, the retail sector intakes are increasing
by several loads as the holiday gets close. Proces-
sors report that they are increasing their milk intakes
by adding existing dairies to the list of their suppliers.
Others say that many small dairies have been selling
in the past months due to lower profitability.
In Arizona, milk yield is steady to increasing
although temperatures have been slightly higher
than usual for this time of the year. Manufacturers
are balancing their milk as scheduled. Milk orders
from schools are steady, but are expected to slow
down next week, as most schools will be closed for
Thanksgiving.
The retail sector demand is trending up.
Industry contacts report that processors are likely
Compiled by North American Potato Market News and USDA
Agricultural Market Service
Oregon
LEBANON
(Lebanon Auction Yard)
Nov. 16
Receipts: 396
Conventional
Butcher Cows
Top Cow: 67.00
Top 10 Cows: 64.30
Top 50 Cows: 60.71
Top 100 Cows: 57.37
Top Bull: 70.00
Avg. all: 77.46
Organic
Butcher Cows
Top Cow: 76.00
Top 10: 72.46
Avg. all org.: 58.23
Feeder steers: 500-600 lbs $107.50-147.00;
700-800lbs $104.00-121.00
Shell egg marketer’s benchmark price for negotiated egg sales of USDA Grade A 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)
Nov. 17
Benchmark prices are unchanged. Asking prices for next week are 14 cents higher for Jumbo, 33
cents higher for Extra Large, 34 cents higher for Large and 15 cents higher for Medium and Small.
The undertone is higher. Demand is fairly good to mostly good. Offerings and supplies are light to
moderate. Market activity is active. Small benchmark price $1.30.
Size
Range
Size
Range
Jumbo
178
Extra large
185
Large
183
Medium
150
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
165-178
Extra large
171-175
Large
168-176
Medium
131-142
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.
Nov. 17
This week
Last week
Last year
349,000
403,800
362,100
Compared to Nov. 10: Steers and heifers sold
mostly steady to 5.00 lower; giving back all of
last week’s advances. Fed cattle traded earli-
er than normal this week, mostly Wednesday
at 119.00 in the Southern Plains and mostly
190.00 dressed in the Northern Plains; 5.00
lower and 2.00 to 4.00 lower respectively.
Tuesday and Friday of this week saw feed-
er cattle futures remarkably lower. The market
is in need of some bullish news to sustain the
current trading levels. Packers have still had an
appetite to keep the chain speed ramped up for
market ready steers and heifers.
Actual cattle slaughter for the week ending
Nov. 4 was reported near 646K, around 13K
more than the previous five-week average.
The dressed steer slaughter weight has now
been reported over 900 lbs for the second week
in a row, however, still 11 lbs under year ago’s
published weight.
Retailers have been increasing beef specials
even with Turkey Day upon us. This week,
standing rib roasts were the most advertised
items on the National Retail Beef Report with
near one-third of all stores sampled having that
item on their circular.
Middle meat volumes on that report are near
75 percent higher than a week ago as beef tries
to move volume this week and consists of 36
percent of the total activity index this week.
The Restaurant Performance Index was
pegged at 100.7 for the month of September,
0.5 percent higher than August.
After the last couple weeks of large auction
volume on this report, total receipts were cur-
tailed by more than 50K when compared to last
week.
NASS Cattle on Feed report was released this
afternoon, with cattle on feed Nov. 1 totaling 106
percent and cattle placed on feed in October to-
taling 110 percent, both above estimates.
Fed cattle marketed in October came in at
106 percent, in line with industry guesses. Oc-
tober is an important month when referencing
placements as it is the largest month in regard
to number of animals placed into feedyards.
Auction volume this week included 38 percent
weighing over 600 lbs and 40 percent heifers.
NATIONAL SLAUGHTER
CATTLE SUMMARY
(USDA Market News)
Nov. 17
Note: This report will not be released next
week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Slaughter cattle trade in Texas and Kansas
traded mostly 5.00 lower.
Nebraska live and dressed sales sold 3.00-
4.00 lower. Boxed beef prices Moved sharply
higher on the week, however cattle futures trad-
ed in the red for the majority of the week.
Boxed Beef prices as of Friday afternoon av-
eraged 197.55 down 7.97 from last Friday.
The Choice/Select spread is 7.97. Slaughter
cattle on a national basis for negotiated cash
trades through Thursday afternoon totaled
126,118 head. Last week’s total head count was
85,134 head.
Midwest Direct Markets:
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers: 119.00-
120.00.
Dressed Basis: Steers and Heifers 188.00-
190.00
South Plains Direct Markets:
Live Basis: Steers and Heifers 119.00-120.00.
Slaughter Cows and Bulls (Average Yielding
Prices):
Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady to 3.00
higher. Demand moderate to good in the South
Central region as hunting season has begun
and this takes precedence over sending cows
to market.
Cutter Cow Carcass Cut-Out Value Thursday
was 168.17 down 1.97 from last Friday.