Cattle & Crops Market Report for Sept. 28

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~ Provided by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing

IN VIRGINIA, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging 3.00 lower to 5.00 higher.

Feeder cattle at regular auction sales steady to 5.00 lower.

Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower.

Slaughter bulls 1.00 to 3.00 higher.

Wheat .06 lower, new crop .06 lower.

Corn mostly .11 lower.

Soybeans mostly .29 lower, new crop mostly .29 lower.

Barley steady.

Milo .11 to .36 lower.

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IN THE NATION, feeder cattle steady to 2.00 lower.

Slaughter cattle live basis mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher at 104.00 to 106.00; dressed basis sales mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher at 164.00 to 166.00.

Slaughter cows steady to 4.00 lower with instances 5.00 to 8.00 lower.

Slaughter bulls steady to 3.00 lower with instances 4.00 to 6.00 lower.

Slaughter lambs steady to 15.00 higher with the exception of New Holland, PA 15.00 to 25.00 lower.

Feeder lambs 6.00 to 9.00 lower.

Hogs carcass basis 4.48 higher.

Wheat mostly .06 lower.

Corn mostly .07 to .12 lower.

Soybeans mostly .24 to .35 lower.

Cotton .0029 higher per pound in the Southeast.

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United States Cattle on Feed Up 4 Percent From September 2019

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.4 million head on September 1, 2020. The inventory was 4 percent above September 1, 2019.

This is the highest September 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.

Placements in feedlots during August totaled 2.06 million head, 9 percent above 2019. Net placements were 2 million head.

During August, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than:

• 600 pounds were 405,000 head,

• 600-699 pounds were 335,000 head,

• 700-799 pounds were 470,000 head,

• 800-899 pounds were 522,000 head,

• 900-999 pounds were 230,000 head

• 1,000 pounds and greater were 95,000 head.

Marketings of fed cattle during August totaled 1.89 million head, 3 percent below 2019. Other disappearance totaled 55,000 head during August, 10 percent below 2019.

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For the FULL REPORT by Market News Service, including regional livestock markets around Virginia, visit http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/cc.pdf

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