Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET

Report for March 27

HAY, per ton

Alfalfa, $135 to $150

Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $35 to $260

Grass, $80 to $260

Mixed, $105 to $250

Timothy Grass, $160 to $190

ROUND BALES, $11 to $31 each

STRAW, $60 to $120 per ton

FIREWOOD, $180 per load

OATS, $3.90 to $4.10 per bushel

All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated.

The market information in this report is collected through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Quality Systems Assessment’s Livestock Auction Market Reporting program under the supervision and oversight of USDA Livestock and Grain Market News.

Compared to last week’s sale, slaughter cows sold steady to firm. Cattle supply included four steers and heifers, 84 slaughter cows, four bulls and four feeder cattle.

Slaughter Steers: No Market Test.

Slaughter Holstein Steers: High Choice and Prime 2-3 1350-1550 lbs 97.50-97.50. Select 2-3 1272-1422 lbs 82.00-82.00.

Slaughter Heifers: Select 2-3 1298 lbs 115.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Breakers, 75-80 percent lean, average dressing, $62-65; high dressing, $66.50-71.50.

Boners, 80 to 85 percent lean, average dressing, $60-64.50; high dressing, $65-70.

Lean, 85 to 90 percent lean, average dressing, $55-61; high dressing, $63-66; low dressing, $50-56.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 1288-1488 lbs 87.00-87.00. High Dress 1716-1746 lbs 92.00-95.00.

Feeder Cattle:

Steers: Medium and Large 1 500-600 lbs 120.00-120.00.

Holstein Steers: No Market Test.

Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-600 lbs 117.50-122.50.

Bulls: No Market Test.

Return to Farm Calves: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold mostly steady.

Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1 94-126 lbs 105.00-125.00. few to 130.00; 80-94 lbs 97.50-122.50. Number 2 94-126 lbs 75.00-100.00; 80-94 lbs 70.00-90.00. Number 3 80-110 lbs 55.00-65.00. Utility 70-116 lbs 35.00-60.00.

Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 1 86-120 lbs 210.00-255.00. Number 2 86-120 lbs 140.00-200.00.

Beef Type: Bull 75-120 lbs 250.00-250.00. Heifer 75-120 lbs 200.00-200.00.

Slaughter Hogs:

Barrows and Gilts: No Market Test.

Roasters: 200-220 lbs 47.50-77.50.

Sow: No Market Test.

Boar: No Market Test.

Feeder Pig: Sold per head unless otherwise noted. US 1-3 20-40 lbs 42.50-42.50.

Slaughter Sheep: All prices per cwt.

Lambs: Choice 2-3 40-50 lbs 270.00; 90-100 lbs 240.00; 100-140 lbs 147.50-165.00.

Ewes: Good 156-252 lbs 72.50-87.50.

Rams: 156-284 lbs 87.50-125.00.

Slaughter Goats: All goats are sold per head with estimated weights.

Kids: Selection 1 40-50 lbs 85.00-120.00.

Nannies: No Market Test.

Billies: No Market Test.

Wethers: No Market Test.

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.

Source: USDA Market News, New Holland

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