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Eau Claire Country Today (Newspaper) - April 3, 1985, Eau Claire, Wisconsin Page 4tlw country today wed. April 3. 1985 weekly Grain review weekly markets livestock Sparta March 27 Trade cows steady Utility. 42-46 canners cutters.37-41 Shelly canners. 35 and Down commercial.47-52 beef bulls.43-47 Light bulls.38-43 fed Good cd. Beef steers.52-57 Good cd. Beef heifers .50-56 Standard Good stars hfrs47-50 Good to in. Hoi. Steers48-54 Standard Good hoi. 44-48 feeder Choice beef steers 300-500 lbs .56-60 Choice beef steers 600-800 lbs .54-57 Choice beef heifers 500-800 lbs .48-55 Choice Holstein steers 500-750 lbs .44-48 Choice Holstein steers 800-1,000 lbs .44-48 veal calves weak Good-Choice.40-55 common to Good.25-35 culls.20 Ana Down replacement calves weak Bull calves.50-70 hoi. Heifers.75-95 no. 1,2 210-240 lbs41.50-42 heavy butchers.37-41 heavy packers.40-43 Light packers.36-38 boars.34 so Down March 26 Trade feeders 40-60 lbs 43.50 per head Readsville april fancy-select.70 prime to Choice.58-68 Good to Choice.48-58 std to Good.33-48 culls and throwouts.32 and Down Holstein replace. Calves bulls. 50-75 heifers.45-60 beef type.50-90 common to util40-44 canners and cutters.37-43 Shelley canners.36 and Down Dairy Utility and comm44-49 canners and cutters.39-44 Holstein commercial.50-53 cutters and util43-50 fed strs., to weak Choice to prime.56-58 Good to Choice.52-56 std. To Good.46-52 Holstein to weak Good to Choice.50-55 std. To Good.42-50 to weak butchers.40l/2 and Down sows.44 and Down boars and stags.35 and Down Monroe april i Trade Good to Choice.45-70 Standard to Good 30-45 real. Hoi. Bull calves.60-80 beef calves.70-98 sows.41-44 boars31-33 fed cd. Strs., hfrs.56-59 Good strs., hfrs.55-57.50 Holstein steers.52-56 Cutter Utility.38-47 canners.32-38 Shelly canners.32 and Down bulls commercial.46-50 commercial Utility.40-45 beef bulls.45-50 Fennimore March 26 Trade bulls Utility commercial.48-50.25 canners and Cutter.44-47 cows Utility.42-46.75 canner and Cutter.36-41 replacement calves hoi. Heifers.50-65 beef-type.90-1.15 hoi. Bull.60-75 veal calves fancy select.50-65 Good-Choice.40-50 Standard to Good.30-40 it. It. And culls.30 and Down hogs butchers us los so 2�?Ts 220-250 lbs .42 sows.36-42 boars.29-34 feeder pigs March 20 40-501bs49-53.50 50-601bs. 52-56 60 lbs. Up.55-60 feeder cattle March 23 beef steers.58-65 beef heifers. 52-57 Holstein steers.50-57 beef cows.$380-5480 beef steer calves 500 lbs. So Down .65-71.50 beef Heifer calves 500 lbs. So Down .55-59.50 livestock Lomira March 26 Trade fancy to select.56-60 Choice to prime.51-55 Good to Choice.45-50 Standard to Good.28-42 throwouts.25 and Down replacement calves Holstein bulls.55-70 Holstein heifers.40-55 beef calves.70-1.00 cull Utility.40-43 canners and cutters. 33-38 Shelly canners.32 and Down Dairy Utility commercial.42-45 canners and cutters. 35-41 commercial.48-51 Cutter and Utility.42-47 fed stars Choice to prime.54-56 Good to Choice.51-54 Standard to Good.48-51 fed hol. steady Good-Choice.52-54 Standard to Good.46-51 butchers.41-41.50 sows.36-43 boars and stags.34-38 the country today in 0192-9658 the country today Southern edition is a Rural oriented Independent newspaper mailed each wednesday to farm households and agribusinesses in Southern Wisconsin. Second class postage rates Are paid at eau Claire i 54701. Postmaster Send address changes to 401 Seaver St., . Box 570, eau Claire. I 54702. Subscription rates Are to per year and Sis for two years. The country today South is located at 708 Elizabeth St., Baraboo i 608 356-2183 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the eau Claire press co., 701 so. Farwell St., eau Claire i. Millstid Ulicee Stocky lbs Milwaukee april i Trade fed cattle Choice steers.54-57 Choice heifers.53-56 Good to Choice hoi. 45-55 Standard steers.37-41 Dairy heifers.46-49 Slaughter cows Utility.42-44 canners and cutters.35-39 calves Choice veal.60-75 Good veal.45-60 feeder bulls.50-70 bulls commercial.47-50 common.44-46 real. Heifers.45-65 hogs sows 300-350 lbs.38-40 sows 450-500 lbs.41-43 sows Over 500 lbs.44-46 butchers 220-250 lbs nos. 1-2, 40-41 boars. 34 and Down lambs Good to Choice.50-68 ewes and bucks.6-12 National Farmers organization Slaughter cattle Price statewide As of april i Trade Date cull cow prices.86 Holstein steers Choice.94 Good. 86 bulls87 fat cattle Choice steers.95 Good steers.$3 off number fours.$11 off Choice heifers.93 Good heifers.$3 off number fours.$11 off additional information Call 414-336-3734 dec Towel livestock Beetown March 26 Trade calves Slaughter calves.30-50 replacement calves.55-94 fed cattle cd. Steers.58-60 cd. Heifers.56.50-58 cd. Hoi. Steers.55-57.50 cows Cutter Utility.40-48 canner.37-42 bulls.46.50-53.50 feeder pigs Midwest livestock producers this weeks Price 40-50 la. Premium Grade detailed pigs Green tagged picked up on farm .42%-45% South St. Paul Minn. April i Trade volume.800 trend.$1 to $2 higher 40-50 lb43-51 Lancaster feeder pig Sale March 27 prices 1,304 head were traded. 168 head More than a week ago feeder pigs to $2 to $4 lower 40-50 lbs.44-52 50-60 lbs.50-51.75 60-70 lbs.53.50-55 extreme tops 54 head at 41 lbs. 47.75 40 head at 47 lbs. 50 57 head at 49 lbs. 52 70 head at 65 lbs. 55 futures futures trading on the Chicago Board of Trade tuesday High Low close wheat May.3.58% 3.51% 3.58 jul.3.36% 3.34% 3.36 sep. 3.36 3.34% 3.36 dec.3.46% 3.43% 3.46 mar.3.51% 3.51 3.51% a 3.48 Corn May.2.83% 2.81% 2.82% jul.2.83% 2 82% 2.82% sep2.74% 2.73% 2.74 dec. 2.69 2.67% 2.68% mar.2.77% 2.76% 2.77 May.2.83% 2.82% 2.83% jul.2.86 2.85 2.85% Oats May.1.69% 1.68 1.68% jul.1.66 1.65 1.65% sep1.61% 1.61% 1.61% dec. 1.65 1.65 1.65 soybeans May.6.01 5.97 6.01 jul.6.09% 6.05% 6.10 aug. 6.10 6.06 6.10 sep6.03% 6.00% 6.03% nov. 6.06 6.03 6.06 jan6.17 6.14 6.17 mar.6.28% 6.25 6.28% a 6.36% a 6.42% Cash Grain futures wheat mils .3.70% Corn Chicago .2.83% Oats Chicago .1.69% soybeans Chicago 5.99% april i Cash prices Spring wheat no. I . Dark Northern 13 percent 3.82% 14 percent 4.02% 15 percent 4.32% Winter wheat no. I dark hard red 12 percent 3.74% durum 4.20-4.25 Rye no. 2.2.42 Corn no. 2.2.80% Oats no. I.1.70-1.76 Barley morex.2.50-2.60 glenn.2.45-2.50 a feed no. 3 or better 2.05 soybeans no. I yellow. 5.99% flax no. I.7.10 Sunflower seeds cwt .12.50 feedstuffs mar. 26 prices Fob Minneapolis per ton soybean meal 44% $132 soybean meal 47% $146 linseed meal 34% $83 meat meal 50% $142 Brewers dried grains no quote wheat bran $42 wheat middling $40 Alfalfa meal dehydrated $86 Wisconsin eggs and produce March 29 Exchange Date Grade a 1.41% Grade a 1.39% Grade b 1.34 March 29 Exchange Date Cheddar barrel 1.23% 40-lb. Blocks 1.27% april i Exchange Date Wisconsin extra Large. 63-66 Large. 61-64 medium. 53-56 Dairy Market news Madison Dairy Farmers May see As much As a 20 cents a Hundred pounds decline in the Price of milk in their next milk checks because of a decline in the Price of cheese at the National cheese Exchange in Green Bay. The decrease is caused by wholesalers Clearing supplies and not purchasing any More cheese than they need in expectation of the 50 cents per Hundred pounds drop in the Price support that went into effect april i. The decline was reflected at the National cheese Exchange where barrels declined 1% cents to $1.23.5 cents a Pound. Blocks were unchanged at $1.27.5. Butter held steady on the Chicago mercantile Exchange in Light trading. For the week of March 25-19, acc purchased 6.4 million pounds of butter 18.6 million pounds of cheese and 19.7 million pounds of nonfat dried milk the largest Purchase since june 1984. The milk equivalent is 317.1 million pounds. Minneapolis wheat and soybean markets moved generally higher across the nation during the week ending March 28, according to the National Grain Market review. . Dollar weakness at mid period caused expanded Export Trade and rain delayed brazilian soybean Harvest All contributing to Market support. Large world Grain supplies with lower prices from foreign sources continues to limit trading. Feed grains moved mixed As weather improved and Farmers were Busy with new crop planting activities in the Southern states thus limiting Domestic feed demand. The soviet Union continued to boy . Corn but turned to other suppliers for much of its wheat soybean and soybean product needs. Short subsoil moisture is causing concern for the new crop in Russia. The weaker Dollar and rain in Brazil caused expanded soybean and soybean Export sales. Illinois processor soybean bids Rose 3%-4% cents to $6.15-$6.22 but this is Down $1.88 to $1.92 per Bushel from last season. Soybeans spot or delivered april in Minneapolis closed up 7 cents at $6.08%. Reflecting Farmer seller resistance River Teri Mals bid basis was up 4 cents at i cent Over the Chicago May future. Flaxseed sport or delivered first half april at Minneapolis closed up 15 cents at $71.0. Sunflower seeds spot or delivered first half april closed up 40 cents at $12.20 at Minneapolis and up 30 cents at $12.80 a Hundred pounds at Duluth. New crop Sunflower seeds at Duluth gained 5 cents at $11.50 per Hundred pounds. The undertone was firm with Pakistan As a potential buyer for . Oil. Sunflower Oil Rose i cent to 2% cents per Pound at Minneapolis. Yellow Corn markets responded to Light Farmer Selling and to steady Pace of sales of com to Russia to Post advances of i to 3 cents. Omaha no. 2 yellow Corn traded up i cent to $2.70-$2.71 but this is Down 60 cents per Bushel from last year. Minneapolis spot or delivered april Corn closed up 3 cents at $2.78. River buyers were not aggressive but in face of Light country Selling basis gained i cent at 2 cents Over the Chicago May future. Wheat markets were supported by Light Farmer Selling increased Mill run time ahead of the easter Holiday and by an increase at mid week of Export Trade on a momentary Dollar weakness. Kansas City no. I hard red Winter Ordinary protein wheat traded up 5% cents to $3.70% but this is Down 19 cents a Bushel from a year ago. Minneapolis no. I dark Northern Spring 14 percent protein wheat advanced 6% cents to $4.09%, Down 24% cents from last year. Demand for Oats is Light and Trade thin with prices moving mostly lower spot no. I heavy Oats closed Down i to 6 cents at $1.71-$1.78 at Minneapolis and no. 2 heavy Oats was Down to 5 to 7 cents at $1.71-$1.72. Barley Trade was generally Light with markets mixed. At Minneapolis spot malting Barley was unchanged with 65 percent or better plump More robust $2.50-82.60, Glenn $2.45-82.50 and Blue malting a a azure at $2.35-82.40. Feed Barley no. I or better closed up 5 cents at $2.05 for Minneapolis and $2.25 per Bushel at Duluth. For the past week 44 percent soybean meal declined $1.90 to $132.00 per ton and it was $4 a ton lower at Southern Minnesota crushing plants As Domestic mixer interest slowed with warmer weather. Buying basis held unchanged at $5 under the Chicago May soybean future for Minneapolis and $9 under for Southern Minnesota crushing plants. Linseed meal 34 percent protein gained 50 cents at $83 a. Bulk ton while Sunflower meal in All protein percentages remained unchanged. Animal feedstuff prices trended lower. Livestock trading report Omaha most beef prices moved higher the past week halting a skid Over the last month. However hog prices were mostly weak to lower after being higher at most terminals the proceeding week. Slaughter steer and Heifer prices were higher ranging up 50 cents to $2.50, mostly $1 to $2 higher. Good demand was sparked by higher dressed beef prices and a firm stance by country Sellers As the primary factors behind the upturn. Slaughter cows held mostly steady at at Sioux Falls and South St. Paul where they were As much As $1 higher. Slaughter bulls were mostly steady. Slaughter steers Choice nos. 2-4, 1,050-1,350 pounds were $58 to $61.50. Most Points at midweek reported the prices at the upper end of the Range. Mixed Good and Choice steers 2-3, 975 to 1,200 pounds were $57 to $60 and Good were $54 to $59. Slaughter heifers Choice 2-4, 950-1,150 pounds were $56.50 to $60.50. Mixed Good and Choice 2-3s, 850 to 1,100 pounds were $55 to $59. Slaughter cows topped at $38 to $45 at Point markets and Slaughter bulls nos. 1-2, 1,100-2,200 pounds were $45 to $53 with a few at $53.50 at Omaha. Dealers Choice and prime 140 to 250 pounds were $60 to $80. Barrows and gilts at most Points closed weak to $1.50 lower. Most were from $1 to $1.50 lower. Cows closed steady to $1 lower except for direct Trade in Iowa and Southern Minnesota where prices were steady to $1 higher. Estimated Slaughter so far this year is about 4 percent under a year ago. Live hogs from Canada excluding dressed pork is 2 to 3 percent of federally inspected Slaughter. Barrows and gilts at Western Cor Belt markets . L-3s, topped at $42.50-$44.75 but mostly were $42.75-$43 while South St. Paul prices were mostly $41.50 to $42. Country Point markets in Iowa and Southern Minnesota were $41-$42.50 Western Cor Belt sow markets for nos. 1-3, 300 to 500 pounds were $42-$46 with direct Trade $35 to $40 for those 300 to 500 pounds and $37 to $45 for those 500 to 650 pounds. Slaughter lambs at midwestern terminals were steady to firm except they were $2 to $4 higher at Sioux Falls. Slaughter lambs Choice and prime 95 to 125 pounds shorn no. 1-2 pelts were $66 to $71.25 and wooled lambs were $62-$71. Potato Madison demand for Wisconsin potatoes was Light for the week ending March 29. Prices were reported As mixed. Some packing Sheds Are finished for the season. Russet Burbanks 50-Pound Cartons 70-count, mostly $16 80-count, $15 to $16 100-count, $12 to $13. Non size a 100-Pound, mostly $7 10-Pound baled film mostly $8.50. Round Whites 100-Pound sacks were $6.75-$7 and 50 pounds sacks were mostly $7. Shipments continue ahead of last year at this time. Total to Date table Stock 8,729,000 hundredweight compared to 6.633.000 at this time last year. Chip Stock total to Date 933,000 hundredweight compared to 701.000 a year ago. Seed shipments totalled 674.000 hundredweight to Date compared to 479,000 last year

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