Cull cow prices average $114/cwt.

Estimated U.S. November 2014 cull cow prices (beef and dairy combined) averaged $114.00/cwt., according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report. The average is down $2.00/cwt. from October, but $33.30/cwt. more than November 2013. Year-to-date, the cull cow price has averaged $107.52/cwt., up $25.33 from January-November 2013.

 

Weekly National Dairy Product Sales Report

Week ending Nov. 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

Change from

 

Ave. price

previous week

 

($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

Butter

2.00

-0.5

Cheddar blocks

2.13

-7.9

Cheddar barrels

2.09

-5.8

Dry whey

0.628

-1.3

NFDM

1.34

-10.3

Source: USDA Ag Marketing Service

 

 

Weekly average California NFDM price

Week ending

Avg. price ($/ lb.)

7-day sales (lb.)

Nov. 21

1.3839

14,247,064

Nov. 14

1.4196

11,945,145

Oct. 31

1.4524

7,200,762

Oct. 31

1.4892

8,539,287

Oct. 24

1.4939

9,290,632

Source: CDFA

 

 

 

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sale results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on Nov. 25.

846 head sold.

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)

 

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

Supreme: 1800-2600

Approved: 1500-1750

Medium: 1275-1425

Common:1000-1125

 

Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme: 2075-2525

Approved: 1575-1780

Medium: 1425-1500

Common: 1025-1240

 

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

Supreme: 1900

Approved: 1475-1575

Medium: 1300-1400

Common: 1175

 

Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

175-250 lbs. 310-500

300-400 lbs. 410-650

400-500 lbs. 575-900

500-600 lbs. 1050-1080

600-700 lbs. 1235-1375

 

Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 100-200; Medium-Large 230-320.