New Holland, PA Fri Dec 28, 2012 USDA- Ag Market News
Lancaster Weekly Cattle Summary for week ending Friday, December 28, 2012
This Week: 1277 1631
Last Week: 2648 2166
Last Year: 1651 1422
This week in Lancaster County reports are limited due to the holiday
closings. slaughter steers sold mostly 1.00-2.00 higher. Demand was good
on an active trade. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 higher on very good
demand due to the holiday shortened week. Direct trades in the Midwest
Have been virtually nonexistant with a very small number traded in
Nebraska at 127.00/cxt. Boxed beef prices moved higher from last Friday.
Choice cutout values Thursday`s close of 194.26/cwt was 1.17/cwt higher,
while Select cutouts closed at 179.49/cwt or 1.70/cwt higher than last
Friday. The choice/select spread was $14.77. The spread seems to have
peaked and the current spread is cosiderably less than it was a couple
of weeks ago when it went over $20.00. Thursday's corn futures closed
down 1.75 at 6.91/bu. At least a step in the right direction for cattle
All cattle markets are priced per cwt with exception of dairy cattle
purchased on a per head basis.
For detailed cattle quotations refer to web addresses:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS140.txt (New Holland Monday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS142.txt (New Holland Thursday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS146.txt (Vintage Monday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS141.txt (Vintage Tuesday)
Slaughter Steers: High Choice and Prime 3-4 1320-1535 lbs 128.50-134.00.
Choice 2-3 1240-1610 lbs 128.00-129.50. Select 2-3 1030-1455 lbs 124.00-
Slaughter Holsteins: High Choice and Prime 3-4 1350-1650 lbs 113.00-
115.00. Choice 2-3 1350-1600 lbs 109.00-112.00. Select 2-3 1250-1550 lbs
Slaughter Heifers: High Choice and Prime 3-4 1180-1460 lbs 123.50-126.00.
Choice 2-3 1165-1280 lbs 118.00-122.50. Select 1-3 1250-1350 lbs 109.00-
Percent Lean Avg. Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing
Premium White 65-75 73.00-78.50 77.00-83.00 67.00-74.00
Breakers 75-80 72.00-77.00 77.00-82.00 64.50-72.50
Boners 80-85 71.00-76.50 75.00-79.00 65.00-71.50
Lean 85-90 67.00-72.00 72.00-76.00 58.00-66.50
Slaughter Bulls: Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 925-1920 lbs 85.00-91.50,
high dress 92.00-96.00, low dress 84.00-91.00.
Calf Summary: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein Bull calves sold
steady to 10.00 higher early in the week and 10.00-20.00 lower on Thursday
with good to moderate demand. Heifers sold 10.00-20.00 lower early in the
week and 10.00-20.00 higher on Thursday with moderate to good demand.
Receipts were only slightly lower this week even with the holiday shortened
week. Composite veal carcass values for the Northeast United States was
quoted from 340.00-370.00/cwt last week with a weighted average value of
357.27/cwt (Hide-Off). All prices per cwt.
For detailed veal market information refer to the link below:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswveal.pdf (National Veal Summary)
Monday- No Sale.
Tuesday- Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1 124 lbs 112.00; 95-112
lbs 129.00-138.00. Number 2 95-112 lbs 121.00-134.00; 90 lbs 100.00; 83
lbs 77.00. Number 3 109 lbs 75.00; 95 lbs 86.00-90.00; 73-83 lbs 70.00-
79.00. Utility 82-102 lbs 37.00-40.00; 73 lbs 15.00. Graded Holstein
Heifers: Number 1 93-103 lbs 125.00-132.00. Number 2 95 lbs 120.00;
83 lbs 85.00. Non-tubing 71 lbs 40.00.
Thursday- Graded Bull Calves: Number 1 120-128 lbs 97.00; 94-118 lbs
108.00-115.00; 86-92 lbs 80.00. Number 2 88-128 lbs 94.00-110.00; 80-86
lbs 80.00. Number 3 90-130 lbs 65.00-67.00; 72-88 lbs 25.00-50.00.
Utility 80-110 lbs 25.00-30.00; 60-78 lbs 17.00. Holstein Heifer Calves:
100-125 lbs 120.00-137.00. Number 2 80-110 lbs 105.00-115.00. Utility/Non
tubing 70-80 lbs 30.00-40.00.
Dairy Report: No Sale.
Source: USDA Dept of Ag Market News, New Holland-Lancaster County, PA
Levi Geyer, OIC / Cell 717-406-7350
John Stacy, Market Reporter / Office 717-354-2391
Lancaster, PA County Weekly Cattle Summary
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