Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET

Report for Dec. 12

HAY (per ton)

Alfalfa/Grass, $155

Grass, $75 to $250

Mixed, $85 to $245

Timothy Grass, $95 to $130

ROUND BALES, each

Alfalfa/Grass, $27.50

Grass, $10 to $30

Mixed, $25

STRAW, $130 to $145 per ton

OATS, $4 per bushel

EAR CORN, $130 per ton

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 $1 to $3 lower. Cattle supply included nine steers and heifers, 93 slaughter cows, two bulls and one feeder cow.

Slaughter Holstein Steers: Choice 2-3 1290 lbs 79.00.

Slaughter Cows:

Breakers, 75-80 percent lean, average dressing, $54-59; high dressing, $61-65.

Boners, 80 to 85 percent lean, average dressing, $54-58; high dressing, $59-61.50; low dressing, $48-53.50.

Lean, 85 to 90 percent lean, average dressing, $50-53; high dressing, $53.50-55; low dressing, $44-49

Slaughter Bulls: Low Dress 1062-1132 lbs 67.00-75.00.

Feeder Cattle:

Steers: No Market Test.

Holstein Steers: Large 3 500-600 lbs 50.00.

Heifers: No Market Test.

Bulls: No Market Test.

Return to Farm Calves: Compared to last week’s sale, Holstein bull calves sold $10 to $20 higher.

Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1 94-126 lbs 115.00-160.00; 80-94 lbs 95.00-140.00. Number 2 94-126 lbs 80.00-115.00; 80-94 lbs 75.00-110.00. Number 3 80-110 lbs 40.00-80.00. Utility 70-116 lbs 17.50-40.00.

Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 1 95-120 lbs 110.00-120.00.

Beef Type: Bull 75-120 lbs 200.00-360.00. Heifer 75-120 lbs 290.00-290.00.

Slaughter Hogs: All Prices per cwt.

Barrows and Gilts: 52 to 56 percent lean: 250-300 lbs 45.00-54.00.

Roasters: No Market Test.

Sows: No Market Test.

Boar: 200-1000 lbs 7.00-9.00.

Slaughter Sheep: All prices per cwt.

Lambs: Choice 20-40 lbs 195.00-245.00; 40-60 lbs 210.00-260.00; 60-80 lbs 225.00-245.00; 80-100 lbs 190.00-235.00.

Ewes: Good 72-194 lbs 40.00-77.50.

Rams: No Market Test.

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

Kids: Selection 2 10-30 lbs 17.50-35.00.

Nannies: Selection 2 80-130 lbs 65.00-75.00.

Billies: Selection 1 150-250 lbs 300.00-300.00. Selection 2 100-150 lbs 160.00-160.00.

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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