DHM Numbers: July Class I base price higher

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July FMMO Class I base price up

The July 2014 federal order milk marketing order Class I base milk price is $23.02/cwt., up 16¢ from June 2014, and $4.11 more than July 2013.

Through the first seven months of 2014, the Class I base average is $23.02/cwt., up $4.70 from the $18.32/cwt. average for January-July 2013.


Weekly NDPSR

Weekly National Dairy Product Sales Report

Week ending June 18, 2014





Change from


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Daily ethanol production, corn use hits 30-month high

Ethanol production data for the week ending June 13:

Ethanol production: 40.82 million gallons/day. This eclipses the previous record set during the week ending Dec. 30, 2011. The four-week average for ethanol production calculates to an annualized rate of 14.49 billion gallons.

Corn used: 14.74 million bushels/day

DIstillers grains production: 96,709 metric tons/day

Source: Renewable Fuels Association


Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on June 17:

(Holsteins, supreme and approved, unless otherwise noted)


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

Supreme: 1700-2100

Approved: 1500-1625

Medium: 1250-1400

Common: 900-1175


Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme: 1775-2225

Approved: 1500-1675

Medium: 1325-1400

Common: 1000-1225


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

Supreme: 1525-1575


Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

200-300 lbs. 335-550

300-400 lbs. 475-575

400-500 lbs. 700-810

500-600 lbs. 835-1000

600-700 lbs. 985-1175

700-800 lbs. 1185-130


Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 160-200; Medium-Large 230-350.



New Holland Sales Stables

Dairy replacement sales results from New Holland, Pa. on June 18:

Compared to last week, Dairy cows sold $200-$300 lower on moderate demand. Overall quality not as good as previous week. Bred heifers sold mostly steady compared on a very light test. Demand was good. Trade was active. Wednesday's supply included 128 fresh milking cows, 31 springing cows, 49 short bred cows, 64 springing heifers, 28 short bred heifers, 30 open heifers, and 8 bulls. Prices are for Holsteins on a per-head basis unless otherwise noted.


Fresh Cows

Supreme: 2000-2500

Approved: 1600-1900

Medium: 1300-1550

Common: 1000-1250


Short bred cows (1-3 months)

Supreme: 1850-1900 Few

Approved: 1350-1500

Medium: 1100-1300

Common: 950-1100


Bred Cows (4-6 months):

Supreme: 1750-1950 Few

Approved: 1400-1550 Few

Medium: 1275-1350


Springing cows (bred 7-9 months)

Supreme: 1850-2250

Approved: 1400-1825

Medium: 1150-1300

Common: 1000-1150


Springing heifers (7-9 months)

Supreme: 1975-2325

Approved: 1600-1950

Medium: 1400-1575

Common: 1100-1300


Bred heifers (4-6 months)      

Approved: 1775-1975


Short bred heifers (1-3 months)

Approved: 1400-1575


Open Heifers


600-900 lbs 900-975

900-1200 lbs 1150-1300

1200-1500 lbs 1100-1250

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