Columbia, SC Mon Apr 23, 2012 USDA - SC Dept Ag
SC Farm Report on Monday
National direct slaughter cattle weekly summary. Weighted averages for all
grades, Standard to Prime, mostly Select and Choice. Live FOB steers 1,319
lbs at 122.97, heifers 1,156 lbs at 121.82. Dressed delivered steers 877 lbs
at 199.12, heifers 827 lbs at 198.48. Weekly boxed beef cutout values for
600-900 carcass weights Choice up 7.33 at 185.12 and Select up 5.92 at
National direct feeder pigs last week, per head weighted average prices are
delivered to the buyer's farm. Early weaned and all feeder pigs 1.00 to 3.00 per
head lower. Demand moderate for moderate offerings. Feeder pigs 10-12 lbs cash
basis 37.50; 40 lbs cash basis 65.03.
Hogs on Friday. Plant delivered weighted average. National direct Barrows &
Gilts US 1 50-54% lean 240-300 lbs 62.69, down 0.07. Sows live price 300-450
lbs 48.45, 450-500 lbs 57.29, 500-550 lbs 58.13.
SC Grain on Monday. Corn was mostly 10 to 11 cents higher, processor bids
6.02-6.38. Soybeans were 6 to 13 cents lower; elevator bids 13.97-14.27,
processor bid 14.57, export bid n/a. Wheat was steady to 11 cents higher,
processor bids 6.23-7.00.
Cotton on Monday. Southeast base price for 41-4/34 grade was 85.73, up
Fruits & Vegetables: Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State Farmers
Market on Monday. Beets dz bnchs Red type 17.00; Broccoli 20 lb ctns Crown Cut
15.00; Greens dz bchs Collards 17.00, Mustard/Turnips/Rutabagas 17.00; Onions,
Green 2 dz bnchs Med 9.00; Spinach 1.29 bucrts Savoy type 16.00; Turnips 25 lb
sacks Topped 12.00. OUT OF STATE PRODUCE: Apples buctns Red/Gold/Rome 14.00-
15.00, Fuji/Cameo/Pink Lady 20.00; Cabbage 50 lb ctns Green Type Med 10.00;
Peppers, Bell 1 1/9 buctns Xlge 16.00-18.00; Peppers, other 1/2 Finger
Hot 20.00; Squash 3/4 buctns Yellow Crookneck Small 19.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb
ctns Good Quality 14.00-15.00; Tomatoes, 25 lb ctns Vine Ripe Turning Red Xlge
10.00-11.00; Citrus: Grapefruit 25 lb ctns Red type 15.00-18.00; Oranges 7/10
buctns Navel CA 72s/88s 20.00.
For detailed reports go to www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm or
www.agriculture.sc.gov or phone USDA-SCDA Market News at 803-737-4491 or 4497.
Source: South Carolina Dept of Ag- USDA Market News, Columbia, SC 803-737-
South Carolina Daily Farm Report
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