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New Holland, PA    Mon Jan 26, 2015    USDA Market News
 
Greencastle Livestock Auction - Greencastle, PA
Livestock Auction Report for Monday, January 26, 2015

           Cattle    Calves    Hogs    Feeder Pigs    Sheep    Goat
Receipts:    279       278       2           0          29      10 
Last week:   701       499       3           0          62      70


 The market information in this report is collected through the USDA Quality 
Systems Assessment (QSA) Livestock Auction Market Reporting (LAMR) program 
under the supervision and oversight of USDA Livestock and Grain Market News.

	  
   Compared to last week's sale, slaughter steers sold 1.00 to 2.00 lower.
Slaughter holsteins there was no test. Slaughter heifers sold steady to
1.00 lower. Slaughter cows sold 1.00 to 3.00 lower on a light test. Supply 
included 61 steers and heifers, 162 slaughter cows, 7 bulls, and 49 feeder 
cattle. All prices per cwt.

   Slaughter Steers:  High Choice and Prime 2-3  1386-1562 lbs 167.00-170.00.
Choice 2-3  1362-1664 lbs 161.50-164.00. Select 2-3  1212-1454 lbs 156.00-160.00.
 
   Slaughter Holstein Steers:  No Market Test. 

   Slaughter Heifers:  High Choice and Prime 2-3  1322-1426 lbs 165.00-167.00.
Choice 2-3  1208-1366 lbs 158.00-162.00.

   Slaughter Cows:
                Percent Lean   Avg. Dressing  High Dressing  Low Dressing
Premium White       65-75       112.50-116.00  ------------   -----------
Breakers            75-80       102.00-105.50 107.00-109.00   ----------- 
Boners              80-85        97.50-102.00 103.00-105.50   -----------     
Lean                85-90        89.00-95.50   99.50-100.50   82.00-86.00

   Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1  1060-1450 lbs 128.00-132.00; high dressing
1466-1864 lbs 139.00-142.50.

   Feeder Cattle:  All prices per cwt.

Steers:  Medium and Large 1 600-650 lbs 202.50. Medium and Large 2 700-750 lbs
180.00.

Holstein Steers: Large 3  350-400 lbs 187.50; 800-850 lbs 142.50.
 
Heifers:  Medium and Large 1  500-600 lbs 208.00-211.00; 650-700 lbs 191.00-194.00.
Medium and Large 2  400-450 lbs 125.00-130.00.

Bulls:  Medium and Large 2  450-550 lbs 182.50.

   Return to Farm Calves:  Compared to last week's sale Holstein bull calves 
sold 10.00 to 20.00 higher. All prices per cwt.

Holstein Bull Calves:  Number 1  96-126 lbs 435.00-465.00; 80-94 lbs 420.00-460.00.  
Number 2  96-128 lbs 395.00-420.00; 80-94 lbs 370.00-405.00.  Number 3 80-118 lbs 
240.00-385.00. Utility  60-124 lbs 50.00-130.00.

Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 2 76-82 lbs 120.00-220.00.

Beef Cross Calves: 80-108 lbs 160.00-200.00, few 400.00-430.00. 

Slaughter Hogs:  All Prices per cwt.
   
   Barrows and Gilts: 48-52 percent lean 210-222 lbs 57.50.

   Sows: No Market Test.

   Boars: No Market Test.

   Feeder Pigs: No Market Test.

Slaughter Sheep:  All prices per cwt.

   Lambs:  Choice 2-3  100-140 lbs 177.50-187.50; 140-160 lbs 177.50-182.50.

   Ewes:  No Market Test.

   Slaughter Goats:  Sold per head on estimated weights.

Kids: Selection 1  70-80 lbs 155.00. Selection 2  50-60 lbs 72.50.

Nannies: Selection 1  80-130 lbs 155.00-170.00.

Billies: Selection 1  100-150 lbs 205.00-240.00.

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:  PA Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Harrisburg, PA / New Holland, PA
         Dave Wert, 717/787-5319; 24 hr market info 717/787-6006
         http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/ln_ls158.txt

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