DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, fluid sales, replacements

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CME Group, Chicago, IL

 

 

Daily Cash Trading on Friday, April 11, 2014

 

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($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

CHEESE  BARRELS

2.0800

0.50

CHEESE  40# BLOCKS

2.1700

0.50

NONFAT DRY MILK  GRADE A

1.9075

0.75

BUTTER  GRADE AA

1.9700

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February fluid sales decline

February 2014 packaged fluid milk sales totaled 4.04 billion lbs., down 2.1% from the year before, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News.

February sales of conventional products, at 3.84 billion lbs., were down 3.0% compared to February 2013; organic products, at 195 million lbs., were up 18.5%. Organic represented about 4.8% of total sales for the month.

For the year-to-date, packaged fluid milk sales totaled 8.59 billion lbs., down 1.2% from January-February 2013. Sales of  conventional products, at 8.18 billion lbs., were down 2.0%; organic products, at 411 million lbs., were up 16.3%. Organic represented about 4.8% of total sales.

 

Replacement auctions

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction
Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on April 8 (Holsteins (supreme and approved, unless otherwise noted):

  • Springers (2-3 years old, 5-8 months bred): 1425-2275
  • Fresh Milking Cows (2-4 years old): 1450-1975    
    Short Bred (2-3 years old 1-4 months bred): 1325-1675
  • Open Heifers:
    • 200-300 lbs.  375-450
    • 300-400 lbs.  410-600
    • 400-500 lbs.  375-710
    • 500-600 lbs.  585-825
    • 600-700 lbs.  725-930
  • Holstein Heifers Calves:  
    • Small 80-115
    • Medium and Large 140-195 per head.

New Holland Sales Stables
Dairy replacement sales results from New Holland, Pa. on April 9: Compared to last week, dairy cows sold mostly steady to 300 with instances of 500 higher. Demand was very good. Heifers traded mostly steady to 100 higher  compared to last week. Demand was good. Heifer quality overall was good. Prices are for Holsteins on a per-head basis unless otherwise noted.

  • Fresh Cows: 2000-3200
  • Short Bred Cows (1-3 months): 1700-1800
  • Springing Cows (7-9 months): 1675-2200
  • Springing Heifers: (7-9 months): 1700-2250
  • Jerseys/Crossbred: 1500-2225
  • Bred Heifers (4-6 months): 1500-1925
  • Jerseys/Crossbred: 1450-1900
  • Short Bred Heifers (1-3 months): 1425-1650
  • Jerseys/Crossbred: 1350-1700
  • Open Heifers:
    • 300-600 lbs: 650-950
  • Jerseys/Crossbred:  600-1000
    • 600-900 lbs:
  • Supreme:  1000-1385
  • Jerseys/Crossbred: 750-1000
    • 900-1200 lbs: 1125-1200

Missouri Producers Auction Yards
Dairy replacement sales results from Norwood, Mo. on April 10:

Demand was good. Supply was moderate. Prices are for Holsteins on a per head basis.

  • Springer heifers bred seven to nine months:
  • Supreme – Pair 2150-2350, Pair Jerseys 1400-1550, Crossbreds 1490-1540
  • Approved – 1400-1700, Indiv Jersey 1350, Crossbreds 1225-1425
  • Heifers bred four to six months:
    • Supreme - 1735-1975
    • Approved - 1185-1275 
  • Heifers bred one to three months:
    • Approved- 1175-1375, Crossbreds 1110-1400
  • Open heifers:
    • Approved and Medium:
      • 200-300 lbs  275- 530, Lot of 16 at 550,
        • Lot of 6 Jerseys at 480,
        • Crossbreds 340-510
      • 300-400 lbs  450- 610, Crossbreds 380- 480
      • 400-500 lbs  510- 660, Crossbreds 540- 650
      • 500-600 lbs  590- 890, Crossbreds 500- 825
      • 600-700 lbs  840-1120                                
      • 700-800 lbs 1010-1180
  • Fresh and open milking cows:
    • Supreme - 1625-1800, Indiv at 2600, Crossbreds 1575-1650
    • Approved- 1450-1575,
    • Medium  - 1075-1225, Crossbred Indiv 1025 
    • Common  -  600- 800, Crossbreds  675- 875        
  • Bred and Springer cows:
    • Supreme - Indiv 1575
    • Approved- Indiv 1300
  • Baby calves:
    • Holstein heifers  Few 210- 300, small 95- 170
    • Jersey heifers     Pair 85 
    • Crossbred heifers  230- 270, small 95- 185
    • Beef cross heifers 330- 390


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