New Holland, PA Sat Dec 27, 2014 USDA- Ag Market News
Lancaster Weekly Cattle Summary for week ending December 27, 2014
This Week: 1024 836
Last Week: 2825 1924
Last Year: 1305 1612
This week in Lancaster County, runs were light due to the Christmas
Holiday with most late week auctions inactive. Steers traded steady early in
the week on a very light trade. Cows were steady to firm. Demand moderate.
All slaughter and feeder cattle are purchased per cwt with exception of dairy
cattle purchased on a per head basis.
For detailed cattle quotations refer to web addresses:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS140.txt (New Holland Monday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS142.txt (New Holland Thursday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS146.txt (Vintage Monday)
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LN_LS141.txt (Vintage Tuesday)
Slaughter Steers: High Choice and Prime 3-4 1300-1600 lbs 167.00-173.00.
Choice 2-3 1250-1650 lbs 162.50-166.50. Select 2-3 1100-1450 lbs 152.00-
Holstein Steers: NO TEST
Slaughter Heifers: High Choice and Prime 3-4 1300-1500 lbs 166.50-171.00.
Choice 2-3 158.00-163.50.
Percent Lean Avg. Dressing High Dressing Low Dressing
Premium White 65-75 106.00-113.00 117.00-123.00 ------------
Breakers 75-80 101.00-107.00 108.00-110.00 82.00-99.00
Boners 80-85 101.00-107.00 108.00-111.50 92.00-100.00
Lean 85-90 94.00-102.00 103.00-106.50 78.00-93.00
Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1 910-1940 lbs avg dress 132.00-141.00, high
dress 146.00-150.00, very high dress 160.00-166.00, low dress 118.00-128.00.
Calf Summary: This week in Lancaster County, Holstein bull calves sold
10.00-20.00 lower with moderate demand. The Composite Veal Carcass Values for
the Northeast United States was quoted from 425.00-435.00/cwt as of Thursday
last week, with a weighted average value of 429.16/cwt (Hide-off). All prices
For detailed veal market information refer to the link below:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswveal.pdf (National Veal Summary)
Monday- Holstein Bull Calves: Number 1 80-115 lbs 435.00-475.00. Number 2
75-120 lbs 400.00-435.00. Number 3 70-115 lbs 300.00-375.00. Utility 80-105
lbs 100.00-200.00. Holstein Heifer Calves: Number 1 80-95 lbs 250.00-300.00.
Number 2 80-95 lbs 100.00-200.00. Non-Tubing/Utility 70-100 lbs 30.00-50.00.
Tuesday- No Report
Thursday- No report
Dairy Report: No Report
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 Ag Market News, New Holland-Lancaster County, PA
Levi Geyer, OIC / Cell 717-406-7350
John Stacy, Market Reporter / Office 717-354-2391