~ Provided by Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing
IN VIRGINIA, state graded feeder cattle uneven, ranging 3.00 lower to 3.00 higher. Feeder cattle at regular auction sales 4.00 to 6.00 lower. Slaughter cows uneven, 1.00 lower to 3.00 higher. Slaughter bulls unevenly steady. Wheat steady, new crop .02 higher. Corn mostly steady to .15 higher, new crop mostly .05 lower. Soybeans mostly .24 to .25 higher, new crop mostly .24 higher. Barley steady. Milo .05 lower.
IN THE NATION, feeder cattle 1.00 to 5.00 lower. Slaughter cattle live basis mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower at 102.00 to 104.00; dressed basis sales mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower at 162.00 to 164.00. Slaughter cows uneven, mostly 2.00 lower to 1.00 higher. Slaughter bulls uneven, mostly 2.00 lower to 1.00 higher. Slaughter lambs mostly steady to 20.00 higher. Feeder lambs under 70 lbs firm to 10.00 higher; heavier weights 10.00 to 20.00 lower. Hogs carcass basis 3.00 higher. Wheat mostly steady to .06 higher. Corn uneven, mostly .05 lower to .05 higher. Soybeans mostly .14 to .24 higher. Cotton .0025 lower per pound in the Southeast.
July Commercial Red Meat Production Up 5 Percent From 2019
Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.81 billion pounds in July, up 5 percent from the 4.59 billion pounds produced in July 2019.
Beef production, at 2.42 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.92 million head, down 1 percent from July 2019. The average live weight was up 37 pounds from the previous year at 1,363 pounds. Veal production totaled 5.8 million pounds, 9 percent below July a year ago. Calf slaughter totaled 41,100 head, down 23 percent from July 2019. The average live weight was up 39 pounds from last year at 244 pounds.
Pork production totaled 2.37 billion pounds, up 7 percent from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 11.2 million head, up 6 percent from July 2019. The average live weight was up 3 pounds from the previous year at 283 pounds.
Lamb and mutton production, at 12.1 million pounds, was up 1 percent from July 2019. Sheep slaughter totaled 195,100 head, 3 percent above last year. The average live weight was 125 pounds, down 2 percent from July a year ago.
For the FULL REPORT by Market News Service, including regional livestock markets around Virginia, visit http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/pdf/cc.pdf