Columbia, SC Mon Oct 8, 2012 USDA - SC Dept Ag
SC Farm Report on Monday
National direct slaughter cattle weekly summary. Weighted averages for all
grades, Standard to Prime, mostly Select and Choice. Live FOB steers 1,375 lbs
at 123.47, heifers 1,215 lbs at 123.73. Dressed delivered steers 935 lbs at 189.87,
heifers 816 lbs at 191.60. Weekly boxed beef cutout values for 600-900 carcass weights
Choice down 1.43 at 190.34 and Select down 4.04 at 176.73.
National direct feeder pigs last week, per head weighted average prices are
delivered to the buyer's farm. Early weaned pigs 5.00 to 7.00 per head higher. All
feeder pigs 3.00 to 5.00 per head higher. Demand was good to moderate for moderate
offerings. Feeder pigs 10-12 lbs cash basis 22.24; 40 lbs cash basis 23.73.
Hogs on Friday. Plant delivered weighted average. National direct Barrows & Gilts US
1 50-54% lean 240-300 lbs 62.10, up 0.86. Sows live price 300-450 lbs 34.29, 450-500
lbs 38.84, 500-550 lbs 40.92.
SC Grain on Monday. Corn was 5 to 6 cents lower, processor bids 7.62-8.37. New crop
Soybeans were steady to 3 cents higher, elevator bids 14.76-15.23. New crop Wheat was
1 to 8 cents higher; elevator bids 7.30-7.97.
Cotton on Monday. Southeast base price for 41-4/34 grade was not available.
Fruits & Vegetables: Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State Farmers Market
on Monday. Beans bubskts Snap type 18.00, Half-Runners 23.00-30.00; Broccoli 20 lbs
ctns Crown Cut 16.00; Corn 4 dz crts Yellow/White 15.00-16.00; Cucumbers bucrts
Pickles Sml-Med/Sml 28.00; Eggplant 1/2 bubskts Neon/Japanese type 10.00; Grapes 1/2
bubskts Scuppernogs 21.00-25.00; Greens dz bchs Collards 16.00, ctns bnchd Kale 24s
12.00; Onions, Green 2 dz bnchs Med 9.00; Okra 1/2 bucrts/ bskts sml-med 14.00-18.00;
Peanuts, green busks/crts Red skin type 42.00; Peppers, Bell 1 1/9 buctns Green Xlge
12.00-14.00; Pumpkins 36 inch bins Howden Type 35 ct 140.00; Squash 3/4 buctns
Crookneck Small 18.00-20.00, 1/2 bubskts Zucchini sml 13.00-15.00; Sweet Potatoes 40
lb ctns Orange Flesh Varieties Good Quality 16.00-18.00; Watermelons per melon Red
Flesh Seedless 14-16 lbs 2.50; Sugar Cane per bundle Red type 6ct 8.00. OUT OF STATE
PRODUCE: Apples buctns Red/Golden/Rome 22.00-24.00, GrannySmith 22-00-24.00, Gala/
Winesap/Mutzu 22.00-24.00; Tomatoes 25 lb ctns Vine ripe turning red extra Lge & Jbo
For detailed reports go to www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm or
www.agriculture.sc.gov or phone USDA-SCDA Market News at 803-737-4491 or 4497.
Source: South Carolina Dept of Ag- USDA Market News, Columbia, SC 803-737-
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