Pennsylvania Weekly Livestock Summary for week ending Fri, December 15, 2017

Pennsylvania Weekly Livestock Summary for week ending Fri, December 15, 2017.

Combined Livestock Receipts from Carlisle, Dewart, Greencastle, New Holland,
Middleburg, and Vintage.

                          This Week    Last Week    Year Ago
Slaughter Cattle:            4583         4238         4684
Feeder Cattle:                413          724          183
Feeder Holstein Calves:      3057         2990         2777
Slaughter Hogs:               852         1146          829
Feeder Pigs:                  N/A          390          N/A
Slaughter Lambs/Sheep:       3550         2798         2902
Slaughter Goats:             2787         1585         2780
All Livestock:             15,242       13,871       14,155


   Across Pennsylvania this week, reciepts were even higher this week as producers are cleaning barns before the end of the year and Sheep and Goat producers try to hit the holiday market. Slaughter steers were mixed from 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher. Choice steers averaged 111.95/cwt, or .40/cwt higher than last week. Holstein steers were quoted steady to 3.00 higher.

Choice Holstein steers averaged 83.38/cwt or .53/cwt higher than last week. Slaughter heifers were mixed from 1.00 lower to 2.00 higher. Choice heifers averaged 108.08/cwt or .33/cwt higher than last week.

Choice Boxed Beef was lower again this week. Friday it closed at 201.87/cwt or 3.72/cwt lower than last Friday.

Cattle futures made a nice rally this week. December futures were at 118.90/cwt or 3.33/cwt higher than last week. February futures were at 121.02/cwt or 2.72/cwt higher. April was at 122.15 or 1.95/cwt higher than last Friday.

Slaughter cows were quoted steady to 3.00 higher for the week. Slaughter bulls sold 2.00-3.00 higher for the week.

 Holstein bull calves were quoted mixed from 50.00 lower to 60.00 higher. Holstein heifer calves sold steady to 10.00 lower on another very light test. There was a Feeder Cattle sale in Middleburg this week. No trend was reported. 

At the New Holland Dairy sale this week, Holstein cows sold mostly steady to firm. Quality not as good as previous week. Demand moderate. Not enough comparable weights for a market test on Holstein bulls. Bred and open Holstein heifers sold mostly steady to firm compared to a very light test last week.  Demand moderate.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter barrows and gilts sold 2.00-4.00 lower. Demand moderate. No Light Sows reported. Heavy sows mostly steady on a light test. Demand good. Boars sold steady.

Slaughter Lambs sold mostly steady to 10.00 lower on a heavy supply and good demand. Some firmness noted in a light, good quality supply of lambs weighing under 60 lbs. Slaughter Ewes sold mostly steady to 5.00 lower. Demand good. Slaughter Kids sold mostly 5.00-15.00 lower on a heavy supply. Slaughter Nannies sold mostly steady with some firmness noted in Number 1 Nannies weighing over 130 lbs. Bucks and Wethers mostly steady. Demand good. All cattle are sold per cwt, with the exception of dairy replacement cattle which are sold by the head. All hogs and pigs are sold per cwt. All sheep and lambs are sold per cwt on their actual weights. All goats are sold by the head on estimated weights.

For detailed information refer to our market reports on the web at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/LPSMarketNewsPage

   Slaughter Cattle:

   Slaughter Steers: High Choice and Prime 3-4  1450-1650 lbs 116.50-122.50, few 124.00. Choice 2-3  1300-1700 lbs 111.00-115.50. Select 1-2
1175-1600 lbs 103.00-111.00. High Dressing Lean Steers 1200-1700 lbs 111.00-122.50, individual 125.00.

   Slaughter Holsteins: High Choice and Prime 3-4  1550-1600 lbs few 86.00-93.00. Choice 2-3  1450-1600 lbs 82.00-84.00; Select 1-2  1450-
1675 lbs 73.00-81.00.

   Slaughter Heifers: High Choice and Prime 2-3 1250-1550 lbs 110.00-114.50. Choice 2-3 1150-1330 lbs 106.00-110.50. Select 2-3 1200-1380 lbs
100.00-105.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
                Percent Lean  Avg. Dressing  High Dressing  Low Dressing
Premium White      65-75       ———–    ———–    ———–
Breakers           75-80       53.00-58.50    59.00-63.50    45.00-52.00
Boners             80-85       52.00-58.50    59.00-60.50    45.00-51.50
Lean               88-90       45.00-51.50    52.00-56.00    38.00-44.50

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1  875-2285 lbs Avg Dress 84.00-93.00;
High Dress 93.00-101.00; Very High Dress 104.00-114.00, few 135.00-141.00;
Low Dress 75.00-83.00; Very Low Dress 66.00-73.00.

   Return to Farm Holstein Calves:

Monday – Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1  80-125 lbs 100.00-130.00. Number 2 80-130 lbs 80.00-105.00. Number 3  80-120 lbs 60.00-85.00. Utility  50-105
lbs 11.00-60.00.

Tuesday – Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1  121 lbs 102.00, 90-112 lbs 120.00-150.00. Number 2  102-115 lbs 132.00-140.00, 85-95 lbs 110.00-117.00.
Number 3  94-108 lbs 95.00-115.00, 73-83 lbs to 50.00-60.00. Utility  82-104 lbs 50.00-72.00, 63-75 lbs 15.00-39.00. Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 1 83-100 lbs 60.00-82.00. Number 2  92 lbs 70.00; 73-84 lbs 40.00-50.00.
Utility/Non-tubing  65-90 lbs 15.00-35.00.

Thursday – Graded Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1  120-130 lbs 90.00; 96-118 lbs 120.00-130.00; 90-94 lbs 112.00. Number 2  112-128 lbs 92.00-102.00; 98-110 lbs 117.00-128.00; 88-96 lbs 110.00-112.00; 80-86 lbs 60.00. Number 3 80-130 lbs 90.00-100.00, one pen 60.00; 72-78 lbs 25.00. Utility  60-110 lbs 20.00-50.00. Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 2  80-120 lbs 55.00-80.00.
Number 3  70-110 lbs 30.00-60.00. Utility/Non-tubing  60-100 lbs 11.00-45.00.

   Feeder Cattle: (Reciepts: 413)

Middleburg Monthly Feeder Cattle Auction – Middleburg, PA
Auction Report for Friday December 15, 2017

Feeder Steers:

   Medium and Large 1
                     300-400 lbs  140.00-141.00
                     400-500 lbs  140.00-140.00
                     500-600 lbs  125.00-160.00
                     600-700 lbs  130.00-135.00
                     700-800 lbs  122.00-133.00

   Large 3 Holsteins
                     300-400 lbs  65.00-67.00
                     400-500 lbs  67.00-77.00
                     500-600 lbs  77.00-77.00
                     600-700 lbs  80.00-80.00
                     700-800 lbs  72.00-77.00
                     800-900 lbs  60.00-80.00

Feeder Heifers:

   Medium and Large 1
                     200-300 lbs  120.00-129.00
                     300-400 lbs  122.00-135.00
                     400-500 lbs  115.00-150.00
                     500-600 lbs  112.00-130.00
                     600-700 lbs  110.00-122.00
                     700-800 lbs  110.00-110.00

Feeder Bulls:
   Medium and Large 1
                     200-300 lbs  137.00-142.00
                     300-400 lbs  122.00-142.00
                     400-500 lbs  130.00-143.00
                     500-600 lbs  127.00-144.00
                     600-700 lbs  112.00-115.00
                     700-800 lbs  95.00-97.00

   Dairy Report: (Reciepts: 615):

New Holland Sales Stables – New Holland, PA
Dairy Replacement Cattle Auction Report for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Fresh Cows:                                  Jersey/Crossbred
Approved: 1200.00-1650.00                    —————
Medium:    800.00-1200.00                    1025.00-1150.00   Few
Common:    500.00-800.00                      625.00-875.00    Few

Short Bred Cows:(1-3 months):
Approved:    1350.00        Individual
Medium:    650.00-775.00
Common:    525.00-650.00

Bred Cows: (4-6 months):
Approved:    1050.00        Individual
Medium:    675.00-725.00    Few

Springing Cows: (7-8 months):
Approved: 1000.00-1375.00
Medium:    775.00-950.00

Springing Heifers: (7-9 months):
Supreme:  1400.00-1475.00   Few                  1500.00       Individual
Approved:  900.00-1350.00                    1025.00-1425.00
Medium:    600.00- 900.00
Common:    425.00- 600.00

Bred Heifers: (4-6 months):
Approved:  800.00-1275.00                     800.00-1375.00
Medium:    550.00- 775.00                     400.00- 750.00
Common:    375.00- 550.00                    —————

Short Bred Heifers: (1-3 months):
Approved:  700.00-1050.00                     700.00-1175.00
Medium:    475.00- 750.00                     325.00- 500.00

Open Heifers:

50-300 lbs:
Approved:  235.00-285.00
Medium:     75.00-200.00

300-600 lbs:
Approved:  400.00-635.00
Medium:    300.00-425.00
Common:    200.00-275.00

600-900 lbs:
Approved:  500.00-760.00                      625.00-860.00
Medium:    400.00-575.00                      ————-
Common:    350.00-400.00                      ————-

900-1500 lbs:
Approved:  635.00-725.00

Bulls: 300-600 lbs individual 400.00, Jersey/Crossbred 300.00-375.00;
600-900 lbs 400.00-1000.00, Jersey/Crossbred 525.00-550.00; 900-1200
lbs 750.00-1225.00.

   Slaughter Hogs: (Reciepts: 852):

New Holland Hog Auction – New Holland, PA
Livestock Auction Report for Monday, December 11, 2017

Percent Lean    Head     Weight     Avg Wt      Price       Wt Avg Price
    52-56        59     200-300      275     55.00-67.00     63.08
                 20     300-400      336     55.00-64.00     59.45
                  5     300-400      360     65.00-70.00     66.00   High Dress

    48-52        63     200-300      270     48.00-61.00     52.24
                 27     200-300      270     41.00-53.00     47.93   Low Dress
                 43     300-400      340     45.50-58.00     48.81
                 20     300-400      348     43.50-50.00     44.33   Low Dress

   Sows US 1-3:  17     500-700      595     40.00-45.00     42.76
                  2     500-700      538        38.00        38.00   Low Dress

   Boars:         3     400-600      485         5.00         5.00

   Slaughter Sheep and Goats:

New Holland Sales Stables – New Holland, PA
Sheep and Goat Weighted Average for Monday, December 11, 2017

 Slaughter Lambs Wooled & Shorn Choice and Prime 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   58     90-110     103    182.00-200.00     186.75
   34     90-110      93    175.00-200.00     180.86   Hair Sheep
   73    110-130     114    160.00-180.00     172.37
    3    110-130     117    160.00-170.00     166.71   Hair Sheep
   12    130-150     144    140.00-155.00     142.72
   26    150-200     158    135.00-145.00     142.41

       Slaughter Lambs Wooled & Shorn Choice 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   60     40-50       47    265.00-295.00     284.27
    3     40-50       45    240.00-260.00     247.26   Hair Sheep
   17     40-50       44    300.00-350.00     332.80   Fancy
   30     50-60       55    240.00-255.00     247.87   Hair Sheep
   40     50-60       55    282.00-320.00     294.71   Fancy
   40     60-70       65    225.00-250.00     231.12
  130     60-70       65    215.00-245.00     224.99   Hair Sheep
    6     60-70       66    252.00-260.00     257.15   Fancy
  113     70-80       72    190.00-215.00     205.60
   93     70-80       75    185.00-215.00     193.48   Hair Sheep
   64     70-80       75    230.00-245.00     235.49   Fancy
  135     80-90       84    175.00-195.00     186.64
   65     80-90       84    170.00-190.00     177.43   Hair Sheep
    5     80-90       82    210.00-215.00     212.99   Fancy

      Slaughter Lambs Wooled & Shorn Choice 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
  189     90-110     101    160.00-185.00     170.55
   85     90-110      97    140.00-177.00     153.41   Hair Sheep
  188    110-130     118    135.00-167.00     153.09
   21    110-130     115    135.00-150.00     142.17   Hair Sheep
   18    130-150     136    130.00-140.00     135.77
   18    150-200     158    120.00-122.00     121.56

 Slaughter Lambs Wooled & Shorn Good and Choice 1-2
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   57     40-50       46    180.00-225.00     198.78   Hair Sheep
   10     50-60       51    220.00-230.00     223.04
   40     50-60       56    195.00-232.00     227.08   Hair Sheep
  141     60-70       65    200.00-225.00     216.38
   38     60-70       65    190.00-215.00     201.83   Hair Sheep
   11     70-80       73    160.00-190.00     171.44
   28     70-80       76    160.00-167.00     161.03   Hair Sheep
   51     80-90       84    155.00-175.00     163.00   Hair Sheep
   19     90-110     100    145.00-160.00     151.86
   29     90-110      92    127.00-155.00     139.55   Hair Sheep
   10    110-130     119    120.00-130.00     125.60

                Slaughter Ewes Good 2-3
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   31     80-120     106     90.00-110.00      99.81   Hair Sheep
   19    120-160     140     80.00-100.00      84.14
   46    120-160     138     80.00-102.00      88.66   Hair Sheep
   19    160-200     185     70.00-94.00       85.75
   11    200-300     210     75.00-82.00       77.82

                Slaughter Ewes Good 3-4
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6    120-160     151     75.00-85.00       78.39   Hair Sheep
   26    160-200     182     60.00-75.00       64.57
   13    160-200     174     75.00-77.00       75.15   Hair Sheep
    8    200-300     226     60.00-70.00       66.76

                     Slaughter Bucks
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   16    120-160     135    110.00-130.00     115.36   Young
    6    120-160     144     80.00-85.00       80.75   Hair Sheep
    2    160-200     187     70.00-97.00       83.50
    4    160-200     170    115.00-117.00     116.53   Young
    5    160-200     172     85.00-100.00      91.69   Hair Sheep
   11    200-300     223     70.00-92.00       82.70
    3    200-300     228     67.00-90.00       80.00   Young

              Slaughter Kids Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    6     20-40       32    120.00-137.00     129.39
   20     40-60       50    135.00-155.00     145.45
   81     60-80       71    160.00-185.00     170.48
   65     60-80       74    160.00-195.00     178.35   Wethers
   12     80-100      88    170.00-195.00     186.96
   13     80-100      88    180.00-225.00     213.12   Wethers
   12    100-120     117    190.00-215.00     209.11   Wethers

          Slaughter Nannies/Does Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
   30     80-130     120    170.00-215.00     190.53
   35    130-180     145    210.00-240.00     226.93
   10    130-180     158    245.00-265.00     256.08   Fancy

         Slaughter Bucks/Billies Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    5     80-100      97    210.00-225.00     213.05
    9    100-150     126    245.00-265.00     249.49
   16    150-250     184    275.00-325.00     294.47
   10    150-250     212    350.00-400.00     373.01   Fancy

             Slaughter Wethers Selection 1
 Head   Wt Range   Avg Wt    Price Range   Avg Price
    8     80-100      96    190.00-215.00     208.03
    8    100-150     131    240.00-280.00     267.02
    3    150-250     190    330.00-365.00     345.00

Price and grade information is reported by QSA-USDA Market News Service.
While market reports reflect the majority of Livestock sold at each sale,
there are instances where animals do not fit reporting categories and are
not included in this report.

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