DHM Numbers: Cow culling, replacement auctions

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Weekly dairy cow slaughter under federal inspection

Week ending July 12: 53,300 head

Year-to-date (YTD) 2014: 1,502,000 head

YTD compared to same period 2013: -177,600 head

Highlights: For the week, 31% came from USDA Zone 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH & WI); 24% came from USDA Zone 9 (AZ, CA, HI & NV).

Source: USDA Weekly Cow Slaughter Report

 

California weekly NFDM price

Week ending

Avg. price ($/ lb.)

7-day sales (lb.)

July 18

1.8109

11,116,613

July 11

1.8043

11,695,253

July 4

1.8161

14,233,424

June 27

1.8202

11,626,362

June 20

1.8256

10,238,432

Source: CDFA

 

 

 

Weekly NDPSR prices

Week ending July 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

Change from

 

Ave. price

previous week

 

($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

Butter

2.37

+5.6

Cheddar blocks

2.01

-2.2

Cheddar barrels

2.04

-1.5

Dry whey

0.687

-0.1

NFDM

1.87

-1.4

 

Weekly ethanol production, corn use

Ethanol production data for the week ending July 18:

Ethanol production: 40.3 million gallons/day. The four-week average for ethanol production calculates to an annualized rate of 14.5 billion gallons.

Corn used: 14.54 million bushels/day

DIstillers grains production: 95,416 metric tons/day

Source: Renewable Fuels Association

 

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on July 22:

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)

 

Springers: 2-3 years old, 5-8 months bred

Supreme: 1700-2075

Approved: 1500-1675

Medium: 1250-1425

Common: 935-1150

 

Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme:  1875-2300

Approved: 1750

Medium: 1300-1325

Common: 1250

 

Short Bred: 2-3 years old, 1-4 months bred

Supreme: 1600-1750

Approved: 1525-1550

 

Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

200-300 lbs. 350-460

300-400 lbs. 460-525

400-500 lbs. 570-925

500-600 lbs. 675-925

 

Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 140-200; Medium-Large 240-350.

 

New Holland Sales Stables

Dairy replacement sales results from New Holland, Pa. on July 23. Compared to last week, Dairy cows sold mostly weak on a very light test. Demand was moderate. Bred heifers sold mostly steady. Demand was moderate. Trade was active. Wednesday's supply included 45 fresh milking cows, 10 springing cows, 5 short bred cows, 65 springing heifers, 89 short bred heifers, 103 open heifers, and 11 bulls. All sales sold on a per head basis.

 

Fresh cows

Supreme: 2300-2350

Approved: 1700-2175

Medium: 1400-1650

Common: 1025-1350

 

Springing cows

Approved: 1900-2150

Medium: 1400-1550

 

Short bred cows (1-3 months)

Supreme: 2050-2400

Approved: 1650-1800

Medium: 1300-1550

Common: 1150-1250

 

Springing heifers (7-9 months)

Supreme: 2000-2250

Approved: 1650-1900

Medium: 1400-1625

 

Bred heifers (4-6 months)      

Supreme: 2000-2175

Approved: 1700-1950

Medium: 1350-1600

 

Short bred heifers (1-3 months)

Supreme: 1675-1725

Approved: 1400-1550

Medium: 1200-1350

 

Open Heifers

Supreme

600-900 lbs. 1125

900-1200 lbs. 1210

1200-1500 lbs. 1625

 

Approved

300-600 lbs. 550-600

600-900 lbs. 800-985

900-1200 lbs. 1085-1150

1200-1500 lbs. 1200-1325

 

Medium

600-900 lbs. 675-775

900-1200 lbs. 1025-1050

 

Idaho Producers Livestock Marketing Association

Dairy replacement sales results from Jerome, Idaho, on July 11:

Springers (top 100): $1880 with top of $2400

Open heifers

 (700-800 lbs.): $156/cwt.

 

Missouri Producers Auction Yards

Dairy replacement sales results from Norwood, Mo. on July 11. Demand was good. Supply was light. The supply consisted of 6% springer  heifers, 18% bred heifers, 25% open heifers, 04% milking cows, 02% bred and  springer cows and 15% calves. The balance was steers and weigh cows.  Prices quoted are for Holsteins unless noted otherwise and all prices are per head.

 

Springer heifers bred 7-9 months

Supreme: 1800-2100; Indiv Jersey 1535; pair Crossbreds 1575-1625

Approved: 1525-1725

Medium: pair 1175-1350

Common: pair 900-1125

 

Heifers bred 4-6 months

Supreme: 1800-1885; Ind Brown Swiss 1850

Approved: pair 1500-1650; Crossbreds 1300-1500

Common: pair 1050-1125

 

Heifers bred 1-3 months

Supreme: 1735-1810

Approved: 1375-1680

Medium: 875- 950

 

Open heifers

Approved and Medium

 200-300 lbs: 450- 525; lot of 8 at 600

 300-400 lbs: lot of 22 at 350 lbs. 710

 435-495 lbs: 760- 900, pair Jerseys 675-685

 505-590 lbs: Ind at 505 lbs 1000; pair Jerseys at 588 lbs 1020; Crossbreds 720-960

 620-663 lbs: Crossbreds 980-1160

 710-776 lbs: lot of 4 at 776 lbs. 1360; Ind Jersey at 710 lbs. 1050; Ind Crossbred at 775 lbs. 10000

 

Fresh and open milking cows

Supreme: pair 1900-2050

Approved: Ind 1750; pair Crossbreds 1450-1475

Medium: Ind 1225; Ind Crossbred 1150

Common: pair 925-990; Indiv Jersey 825

 

Bred and springer cows

Approved: Pair 1400-1585, Indiv Jersey 1325

Medium: Pair Jerseys 1000-1125

 

Baby calves

Holstein heifers: few 260-340

 

Springfield Livestock Marketing Center

Dairy replacement sales results from Springfield, Mo., on July 23. Demand good, supply moderate with near 6% springer heifers, 12% bred heifers, 32% open heifers, 2% fresh heifers and cows, 4% milking cows, 6% springer cows and 5% baby calves. The balance was steer/bull calves and weigh cows. Several Milking and bred cows sold by the pound. Holsteins unless noted otherwise. Prices reported on a per head basis.

 

Springer heifers (bred 7-9 mos)

Supreme: 2000-2275, ind 2435

Approved: 1675-1960, ind Jersey 1725

Medium: 1425-1625, couple Jerseys 1450-1575

Common: Crossbreds 1275-1375

 

Heifers (bred 3-6 mos)

Supreme: ind 2000

Approved: 1575-1900, Crossbreds 1450-1575, ind Jersey 1675

Medium: 1250-1550, couple Jerseys 1100-1160

Common: 1125-1350

 

Heifers (bred 1-3 mos)

Supreme: ind 1800

Approved: 1475-1700, Crossbreds 1385-1510

Medium: Crossbreds 1100-1300

Common: 900-1000

 

Open Heifers

Approved

pkg 180 lbs Crossbreds 430

 230-245 lbs Crossbreds 480-500

 pkg 395 lbs 800, 330-390 lbs Jerseys 660-700

 400-440 lbs 880-970, pkg 403 lbs Jerseys 750, couple Crossbreds 430 lbs 810

 lot-596 lbs 1160, pkg 521 lbs Jerseys 1060,

 500-600 lbs Crossbreds 885-1030; lot 600 lbs Crossbreds 1080

 855-900 lbs two year olds, 1430-1480,

 pkg 831 lbs two year old Crossbreds 1130,

 pkg 853 lbs two year old Jerseys 1060

 

Medium/Approved mixed: pkg 581 lbs 950

 

Fresh cows

 Approved: 1700-1925

 Medium: ind 1275

 

 Milking cows

 Supreme: ind 2175

 Approved: 1650-1800

 Medium: 1525-1625

 

Springer Cows

 Supreme: 2000-2150

 Approved: 1775-1950

 Medium: 1500-1725

 Common: 1050-1425

 

Baby Calves

 Holstein heifers: 270-320

 Holstein bulls: 310-370, ind 250

 Crossbred bulls: 290-300

 Beef cross bulls: 340-460

 

Toppenish, Wash.

Dairy replacement sales results from Toppenish, Wash, on July 11:

Trade active with good demand.

 

Springer Holstein Heifers

Approved: 1925-2075

Medium: 1500-1825

 

Young Bred Cows (6-9 mos. bred/3-5 yrs. old)

Supreme: 1600-1700

Approved: 1325-1520

Medium: 1375

 

Replacement Holstein Heifers

461 lbs.: 2173/cwt.  

718 lbs.: 160/cwt.    

957 lbs.: 140/cwt.    

1036 lbs.: 140/cwt.   

1077 lbs.: 138/cwt.    

1225 lbs.: 126/cwt.    

 

 

Video/Internet auction

Trade active with good demand. All sales current FOB at the dairies located

in Washington-Oregon.

 

Springer Holstein Heifers

Supreme: 2200-2325

 

Springer Jersey Heifers

Supreme: 2150

 

Young Bred Cows (6-9 mos. bred) (3-5 yrs. old)

Supreme: 2100

 

Young Bred Cows (3-6 mos. bred) (3-5 yrs. old)

Supreme: 2010

Approved: 1175

 

Young Bred Cows (1-3 mos. bred) (3-5 yrs. old)

Supreme: 1650

 

Replacement Holstein Heifers

310-320 lbs.: 225-237/cwt.  

420 lbs.: 224/cwt.    

450 lbs.: 210/cwt.    

575 lbs.: 200/cwt.   

740 lbs.: 178/cwt.    

835 lbs.: 169/cwt.    

950 lbs.: 160/cwt.



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Carroll Wade    
Jasper , N Y  |  July, 25, 2014 at 08:53 PM

Dairy farmers need to get their heads out of the sand and start culling the herd . We need to be at six million dairy cows in order to maintain high enough prices to function as a contributing participant in the economic growth of the country . We are seeing milk exceeding the manufacturing capacity of the industry in some areas of the country this past week . Some of that milk made its way into manure storage facilities . Milk is being diverted from traditional markets in OHIO and being sent to Minn. for processing . The freight is costly and the prices are well below blend . Sooooooo if you want to deal with prices too low to turn a profit , just keep on doing what you are . If you would like to maintain profitable price levels ---- then lets get the herd size down to that six million level that I spoke of . IT'S YOUR CHOICE .


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