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Weekly Market Summary Published by Missouri Department of Agriculture Ag Business Development Division Market News Program

Fred Ferrell, Director Tony Stafford, Division Director Mike Davis, Editor http://www.mda.mo.gov http://www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm

Matt Blunt, Governor Volume XXVI, Number 46 ♦ P.O. Box 630, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ♦ (573) 751-4211 ♦ Friday, November 17, 2006 MISSOURI WEEKLY FEEDER CATTLE WEIGHTED AVERAGE REPORT Receipts 34,215; Week ago 35,687; Year ago 42,734 Medium and Large 1 (Medium Flesh)

Fdr. STEERS: 362 lbs. 457 lbs. 556 lbs. 652 lbs. 751 lbs. 837 lbs. 919 lbs.

Fdr. HEIFERS:

125.59 115.45 105.09 97.60 96.41 95.07 94.60

362 lbs. 468 lbs. 552 lbs. 639 lbs. 735 lbs. 849 lbs. 919 lbs.

112.52 101.18 94.07 93.31 92.11 87.38 89.55

Hols. STEERS 357 lbs. 441 lbs. 545 lbs. 664 lbs. 754 lbs. 839 lbs.

85.69 80.57 76.72 77.47 68.53 72.08

SOUTHERN MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (West Plains, Gainesville) Receipts: 4800; Week ago 4056; Year ago 5087 Compared to last week, steers and heifers 2.00 to 5.00 lower instances 8.00 lower, yearlings steady to 2.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 5.00 lower, bulls 1.00 to 3.00 lower.

STEERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-450 lbs. 450-500 lbs. 500-550 lbs. 550-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-750 lbs.

122.00-130.00 114.00-122.00 101.00-113.00 94.00-105.00 88.00-98.00 87.00-98.00 85.75-92.50

Large 3 Holsteins 400-425 lbs. 535-655 lbs. Pkg 783 lbs. Lot 889 lbs.

HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-450 lbs. 450-500 lbs. 500-550 lbs. 550-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-730 lbs.

105.00-115.00 95.00-106.00 87.00-99.00 86.00-93.50 82.00-90.50 82.00-89.50 83.50-86.00

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and Boning (70-85% Scarce lean) 38.00-48.00, high dressing 44.00-50.00. Lean (85-90%) 35.00-43.50, low dressing 25.0035.00.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1335-2100 lbs 55.0062.00, low dressing 49.00-54.50, guant /lean 61.00-64.00. COW & CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2 Scarce.

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2, 2 to 7 yrs few ss 925-1300 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage 630.00-750.00, few 3 to 6 yrs blacks 1150-1380 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 810.00-835.00 per head, few fancy Charolais cross 3 yrs 1285 lbs 3red stage 935.00 per head..

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SOUTHWEST MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Joplin and Springfield) Feeder Cattle Receipts 7878; week ago 6340; year ago 9670 Cow and Bull Receipts 2555; week ago 2313; year ago 1834 Compared to last week, Feeder steers and heifers mixed with early sales steady to 5.00 lower, and later sales steady to 3.00 higher on weights under 600 lbs, over 600 lbs steady to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 3.00 lower, Slaughter bulls steady to 2.00 lower. STEERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

121.00-124.00 109.00-129.00 97.50-108.00 91.00-102.50 89.50-96.00 91.50-95.00

HOLSTEINS: Large Frame 3 200-300 lbs. 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

Scarce 80.00-90.00 70.00-89.00 74.00-83.50 75.00-77.00 Scarce 66.00-74.00

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2, 2 yrs to ss, 850-1375 lbs, 2nd and 3rd stage 635.00-875.00, more attractive pkgs blacks 900.00-1000.00 per head.

HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

100.00-110.00 93.00-109.50 87.00-96.00 86.00-92.00 89.50-91.00 84.50-88.00

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and Boning (70-85% lean) 39.0045.50, high dressing 45.00-52.00 Lean (85-90%) 34.50-40.00, low dressing 23.00-36.50. SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1260-2440 lbs 53.0061.00; high dressing 57.00-67.50, low dressing 48.00-54.00. COW & CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2, 2-7 yrs, 1020-1300 lbs. with 150 to 375 lb calves, some rebred 800.00-1035.00, ss to aged 1100-1300 lbs with 90-260 lbs calves 600.00-775.00 per pair.

NORTHWEST MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (St. Joe, Maryville) Receipts: 5226, Week ago 4735, Year ago 1588 Compared to last week steers and heifers steady to 4.00 lower. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 6.00 lower, bulls 1.00 to 6.00 lower. FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

132.00-136.00 111.00-137.50 99.50-118.00 99.00-100.10 98.60-102.50 93.85-99.85

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 900-1000 lbs.

106.50-123.00 95.00-111.00 85.00-105.00 93.00-101.35 91.50-98.25 82.00-91.10

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1 3-7 yrs 1100-1400 lb 2nd and 3rd stage mostly black 875.00-1025.00 per head.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and Boning (70-85% lean) 40.0044.00, high dressing 44.00-52.00, Lean (85-90%) 31.50-41.00, low dressing 20.00-32.00.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: Select and Choice 2-3 970-1230 lbs 80.00-80.10.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1350-2280 lbs. 52.0058.00, high dressing 55.00-60.00, low dressing 44.50-52.00.


WEST CENTRAL MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Sedalia, Kingsville, Passaic) Receipts 4501; Week ago 5242; Year ago 3961 Feeder steers and heifers uneven 6.00 lower to 7.00 higher. Slaughter cows 2.00 to 4.00 lower. FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1& 1-2 300-400 lbs 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

112.00-142.00 105.00-143.00 94.00-116.00 92.50-105.00 92.00-102.00 91.25-95.75

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 & 1-2 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

101.00-125.00 92.00-117.50 89.50-104.50 88.00-98.25 89.00-94.00 86.75-87.75

REPLACEMENT COWS: Scarce.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and Boning (75-85% lean) 38.7546.75, High dressing 44.00-50.50, Lean (85-90%) 37.00-42.50, Low dressing 30.25-38.00.

COW & CALF PAIRS: Scarce.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1395-2285 lbs 54.5061.50, low dressing 43.00-51.00, high dressing 67.00.

EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Bowling Green, Kingdom City, Boonville) Receipts: 5492; Week ago 4618; Year ago 6219 Compared to last week feeder calves steady to 5.00 lower, spots 5.00 to 10.00 lower, yearlings scarce, Slaughter 1.00 to 4.00 lower. FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1& 1-2 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

Scarce 105.00-123.50 98.50-115.50 95.00-109.50 92.00-102.00 90.00-98.00

SLAUGHTER STEERS: Choice 2-3 82.25-84.25.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1 & 1-2 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs 700-750 lbs. 800-850 lbs.

Scarce 93.00-113.00 87.50-101.50 87.50-99.25 85.50-90.50 Scarce

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking, Boning, and Lean (70-90% lean) 35.00-45.00, high dressing 45.0050.00, low dressing 30.00-40.00.

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Fruitland, Patton ) Receipts 1937; Week ago 1584; Year ago 1843 Compared to last week, steers 1.00 to 4.00 lower, heifers under 600 lbs 6.00 to 9.00 lower, over 600 lbs 1.00 higher. Slaughter cows and bulls 3.00 lower. FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1-2 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1-2

110.00-123.50 98.00-118.00 89.00-103.50 80.00-95.50 85.00-92.50

300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

89.00-101.00 82.00-98.00 78.00-92.00 77.00-89.00 80.50-87.00

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2, 2 to 7 yrs, 915-1460 lbs, 2nd-3rd stage 780.00-910.00 per head.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and boning (75-85% lean) 36.5042.50; high dressing 43.00-46.50, Lean 28.75-33.50.

COW & CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2, 2 to 7 yrs, 890-1425 lbs with 80-210 lb calves 910.00-1040.00 per pair.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1280-2115 lbs, 45.5053.00, high dressing 55.00, low dressing 36.00-42.50.

SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Cuba, Vienna) Receipts: 2460, Week ago 4639, Year ago 4829 Compared to last week feeders under 550 lbs steady to 2.00 higher early in week lower undertone late in week, over 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Slaughter cows and bulls 1.00 to 3.00 lower. FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1

115.00-135.00 107.25-124.00 94.00-106.50 92.00-100.50 90.00-97.75

300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

102.00-112.00 91.00-105.50 87.00-96.00 84.00-92.25 88.00-95.00

SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: Choice SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield 3 pkg 82.25 Grade 1-2, 1400-2200 lbs, 52.0058.00, high dressing 61.00-61.50.

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2 4-7 yrs, 1000-1300 lbs, mostly 2nd stage few 3rd, 630.00-890.00 per head.

NORTHEAST MISSOURI WEEKLY SUMMARY (Palmyra, Green City, New Cambria, Macon ) Feeder Cattle Receipts 1788; week ago 5306; year ago 2457 Slaughter Cattle Receipts 54 week ago 64; year ago 90 Feeder steer and heifer calves weak to 5.00 lower, yearlings firm. Slaughter cows steady. Slaughter steers and heifers 2.00 lower.

SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking and Boning (70-85% lean) 36.0044.25, high dressing 43.00-50.25, Lean (85-90%) 31.00-38.00, low dressing 23.00-32.50.

COW & CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2 2-7 yrs, 1100-1500 lbs baby to 300 lb calves, 825.001080.00 per pair.

SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2, 1375-1950 lbs. 48.7557.00, high dressing 56.00-61.00, low dressing 40.00-47.50.

FEEDER STEERS: Medium and Large 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs. 900-950 lbs.

125.00-140.00 112.00-123.00 100.00-116.50 94.00-106.75 90.00-96.75 96.00-96.75 93.75-100.00

FEEDER HEIFERS: Medium and Large 1&1-2 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.

Scarce 104.50-112.00 95.00-105.00 86.50-98.75 Scarce Scarce

MISSOURI WEEKLY DIRECT SLAUGHTER CATTLE REPORT Weekly Receipts 600; Week ago 600; Year ago 400 Compared to last week, trade rather slow this week, live sales .50 to 1.00 lower and dressed sales on grid basis steady to 2.00 higher. STEERS: 40-60% Choice 12501350 lbs 85.00-86.00.

STEERS AND HEIFERS: Carcass sales: no sales reported

HEIFERS: no sales reported

GRADE AND WEIGHT (Grid): Choice 3 550-950 lbs: 140.00142.00.

SLAUGHTER STEERS: SLAUGHTER COWS: Breaking Choice 2-3 Choice 2-3 1200-1475 and Boning (75-85% lean) 43.00lbs 82.75-83.50 49.75, low dressing 39.50-45.00. SLAUGHTER HEIFERS: Choice SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield 2-3 1100-1400 lbs 81.25-82.25 Grade 1-2, 1350-2550 lbs. 54.5063.00 COW & CALF PAIRS: Medium and Large 1-2 3-6 yrs 1200-1400 lbs with baby to 250 lb calves 1225.00-1330.00 per pair.

REPLACEMENT COWS: Medium and Large 1-2 3-7 yrs 11501400 lbs 2nd and 3rd stage 1100.00-1200.00 per head.

INTERIOR MISSOURI DIRECT HOGS Weekly Receipts 11,065, Week ago 10,989; Year ago 10,033 Compared to last weeks close barrows and gilts 4.00 to 4.50 lower. Sows steady to 1.00 lower. BARROWS AND GILTS: Base carcass meat price 51.0053.00. Wkly top Mon. 56.00

SOWS: 300-500 lbs 32.00-35.00 Over 500 lbs 35.00-39.00


MISSOURI WEEKLY DIRECT WEANER AND FEEDER PIG REPORT Receipts: 11,986 Compared to last week, weaner pigs steady and feeder pigs not tested last week. Supply and Demand Moderate. All pig prices based on a delivered basis including freight and fees.

WEEKLY COMMODITY GRAIN FUTURES TRENDS Compared to last Friday: Soybeans .06 to .09 lower, Wheat .03 to .14 lower, Corn .01 to .05 higher, except Sept .06 lower, KC Wheat uneven .03 lower to .04 higher, Soybean meal 6.80 to 7.10 lower.

Early weaned pigs 10 lb base weights Delivered 100% formulated 11,986 head 10 lbs 32.75-39.46, weighted average 10 lbs 35.45

Daily Grain Futures Closes Mon.

Feeder pigs 40-50 base weights Delivered 0 % formulated None reported

WHOLESALE FEEDSTUFFS PRICES (DOLLARS PER TON-BULK BASIS) Area

Soybean Meal 48% Solvent

Cottonseed Meal 41% Solvent

Meat Meal

Wheat Middlings

Kansas City St. Louis

195.20 205.50

161.50 150.00

165.00 162.50

107.50 81.00

Tues.

Wed.

Thu.

Fri.

Soybeans Nov Jan Mar May Jul

646 1/2 657 1/2 669 1/4 677 3/4 687

656 671 1/4 684 1/2 693 702 1/2

——-663 3/4 676 684 1/4 693 1/4

——656 1/2 668 3/4 677 3/4 686

660 1/2 672 3/4 682 690 1/4 693

Wheat Dec Mar May Jul Sep

477 498 3/4 500 1/2 467 467 1/2

486 1/2 506 504 1/2 474 474

481 1/2 502 1/2 501 471 471

468 3/4 489 487 1/4 464 3/4 464

474 494 493 1/2 470 467

Corn Dec Mar May Jul Sep

342 1/2 357 3/4 358 1/4 351 1/2 355 1/4 Missouri Weekly Hay Summary 358 1/2 371 1/2 372 1/2 366 370 Although weather forecasters said we had a close call, it now seems that it 362 3/4 374 3/4 376 3/4 371 1/2 373 1/2 367 1/2 379 379 3/4 373 376 will at least be after Thanksgiving before snow falls. Although some are 352 358 3/4 359 3/4 356 3/4 355 and have been feeding hay for a while the longer that old man winter waits to turn the freezer to high the better this year, as finding hay gets KC Wheat more difficult each day and a long feeding season is defiantly not desired Dec 508 1/2 518 3/4 521 3/4 511 1/2 515 1/4 with the light hay supply this year. The market has pretty much reached a Mar 524 531 1/2 536 1/2 525 3/4 529 1/2 steady point until the snow falls. The supply of hay is moderate to light, May 520 522 525 518 3/4 526 demand is moderate to good, and prices mostly steady.The Missouri Jul 486 3/4 490 3/4 490 1/2 483 1/4 489 1/2 Department of Agriculture has a hay hotline available for buyers and Sep 487 489 489 485 488 1/4 sellers. To be listed, or for a directory, call 1-800-877-4HAY(4429).(All SB Meal prices per ton unless specified) Supreme quality Alfalfa(RFV>185) Dec 191.80 194.40 192.50 190.00 190.40 135.00-160.00 premium quality Alfalfa(RFV170-180) 100.00-125.00 Fair Jan 193.10 195.20 193.40 191.90 192.40 to Good quality Alfalfa(RFV130-170) Round bales 40.00-80.00 Small, Mar 195.50 197.60 196.10 194.50 195.10 Big squares 70.00-110.00 Good quality mixed Alfalfa and grass small May 196.60 198.90 197.50 195.50 196.00 square bales 3.00-4.50 per bale, 30.00-60.00 per large round bale Good to Jul 199.00 201.20 199.50 197.20 198.10 Premium quality Prairie hay small squares 80.00-100.00, Fair to good quality Prairie hay 40.00-70.00, Premium Quality Brome large Squares WEEKLY COMMODITY FUTURES TREND 90.00-100.00 Good quality Brome 40.00-70.00 Fair quality Brome and Compared to last Friday: Live Cattle 1.12 to 1.70 higher, Lean Hogs mixed with grass round bales 20.00-40.00. Good quality Timothy Hay 1.65 to 3.45 lower, Pork Bellies .30 to 1.95 higher, Feeder Cattle 2.00 to 3.00-4.50 per small square bale, Good quality Mixed Grass hay 25.003.25 higher. 45.00 per round bale Fair quality large round bales Fescue 15.00-30.00 per bale Wheat hay 50.00-70.00 Wheat straw 1.75-3.00 per small bale. Corn stalks 20.00 per large round bale. Daily Futures Closes

Dairy Cattle Sales

Dairy Cattle Receipts 1189, (Norwood 11/09/06) Springer Heifers: Supreme 1750.00-1930.00, Approved 1450.00-1710.00, Medium 900.00-1225.00, Bred 4-6 months: Supreme 1685.00-1900.00, Approved 1375.00-1675.00. Open Heifers: Approved 300-400 lbs 700.00870.00, 400-500 lbs 850.00-1040.00, 500-600 lbs 980.00-1220.00 600-700 lbs 1050.00-1290.00, 700-800 lbs 1100.00-1350.00. Baby Calves: Holstein Heifers 325.00-530.00, Holstein Bulls 95.00-140.00, Small 20.0090.00, Crossbred Heifers 170.00-210.00.

White Sheep and Goat Sale (Diamond 11/02/2006) Receipts: 1605 Last Month: 1894 Goats: Slaughter Classes: Kids: Selection 1-2 50-60 lbs 99.50-105.00; 80-90 lbs 79.00-90.00. Selection 2 40-50 lbs 91.00-97.00; 90-100 lbs 72.50-80.00; 100-110 lbs 64.50-77.00. Selection 3 50-60 lbs 72.0089.00; 60-80 lbs 71.00-81.00. Slaughter Does/Nannies: Selection 2-3 70-120 lbs 51.00-60.00; 110-140 lbs 44.00-47.00. Slaughter Bucks Selection 2-3 110-145 lbs 42.00-57.00. Replacement Classes: Does/ Nannies Selection 1-2 50-95 lbs 62.50-85.00 per head, few reg Boer cross 85.00-110.00 per hed. Boer Billies reg 110.00-135.00 per head. Feeder Kids Selection 2 30-40 lbs 95.00-103.00; Selection 3 87.50-97.00 Sheep: Slaughter Lambs: Choice 1-2 wooled and shorn 100-120 lbs 81.00-86.50. Feeder Lambs: Medium 1-2 wooled 70-95 lbs 85.00-94.00 hair lambs 40-65 lbs 90.00-96.00. Slaughter Ewes: Utility and Good 1-3 165-180 lbs 31.00-35.00 200-265 lbs 25.00-30.00. Slaughter Rams: aged 200-300 lbs 20.00-33.00. (all prices per cwt unless specified.)

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Cattle Dec Feb Apr Jun Aug

85.75 88.85 89.92 86.17 85.07

85.50 88.40 89.05 85.65 85.60

86.72 89.20 89.92 86.45 85.32

88.12 90.75 91.40 87.50 86.25

87.57 90.22 91.00 87.30 86.25

Lean Hogs Dec Feb Apr May Jun

61.22 65.00 67.10 70.42 72.85

61.67 64.67 67.00 71.00 73.17

60.95 64.15 66.47 70.75 72.52

62.05 65.52 67.65 71.50 73.25

61.25 64.92 67.22 70.80 72.70

Prk Bel Feb Mar May Jul Aug

88.85 88.70 90.75 93.20 93.00

88.77 88.85 90.20 92.25 93.00

89.65 89.60 90.20 92.25 92.50

91.00 91.00 91.50 93.00 93.25

92.62 92.30 92.30 93.05 93.30

Fdr Cat Nov Jan Mar Apr May

97.80 95.42 94.27 95.25 95.75

97.15 93.97 93.05 93.97 94.90

97.22 95.20 94.12 94.80 95.32

97.62 98.20 97.12 97.80 98.32

——98.37 97.40 97.80 98.50

Milk Nov Dec Jan

12.80 13.91 13.96

12.75 13.88 13.94

12.79 13.77 13.73

12.83 13.90 13.87

12.87 13.87 13.79


WEEKLY MARKET SUMMARY (USPS 597250) To be published weekly by the Missouri Department of Agriculture 1616 Missouri Blvd. Jefferson City, MO 65109

Postmaster: Send address changes to: Missouri Department of Agriculture P.O. Box 630 Jefferson City, MO 65102

November 17, 2006

Market News Hotline 1-573-522-9244

MISSOURI GRAIN WEEKLY TRENDS Soybeans .09 to .12 lower Wheat .11 lower to .10 higher Corn .05 to .07 higher Grain Sorghum .13 to .17 higher Weekly Missouri Selected Cash Grain Bids Area

#1 Soybean

#2 Soft Wheat

#2 Corn

#2 Grain Sorghum

Kansas City Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6.35 6.48 6.41 6.34 6.38

3.69 3.79 3.92-3.96 3.82-3.86 3.85

3.33 3.48 3.49 3.42 3.46

5.79 6.06 5.88-5.89 5.74-5.76 5.82-5.84

St. Louis Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

6.46-6.51 6.61 6.52-6.60 6.50-6.57 6.53-6.57

4.55 4.67 4.62 4.49 4.55

3.56-3.59 3.75 3.75-3.76 3.68-3.70 3.71-3.73

6.42 6.69 6.69 6.58 6.64

6.01-6.03 6.14-6.21 6.07-6.14 6.05-6.07 6.09-6.11

3.77-4.11 3.87-4.21 3.92-4.16 3.69-4.03 3.74-4.08

3.22 3.37-3.40 3.37-3.40 3.34 3.37

5.30 5.57 5.57 5.51 5.57

6.45-6.56 6.57-6.69 6.54-6.62 6.49-6.64 6.53-6.65

4.53-4.72 4.64-4.76 4.59-4.76 4.44-4.59 4.51-4.69

3.53-3.63 3.68-3.80 3.71-3.82 3.62-3.73 3.65-3.77

6.50-6.62 6.76-6.91 6.46-6.76 6.80-6.94 6.48-6.83

Central Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday S.E. MO Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Periodicals postage paid at Jefferson City, Missouri

(PRICES PER BU. EXCEPT GR. SORG. PER CWT) *NEW CROP

Weekly Crop Report Row crop harvesting moved ahead moderately in some areas of the State but progress in the southeastern district was again restricted by wet weather. Topsoil moisture supply is rated 15 percent very short, 28 percent short, 49 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Farmers in many areas of the State continue to be concerned about soil moisture for next years crops and pastures, as well as the immediate need of more run-off for stock ponds. Counties reporting excessive moisture are mainly in the southeast district where the surplus rating averages 66 percent. Field Crops Report: Corn harvest is 97 percent complete, equal to last year but still slightly ahead of the 5-year average of 95 percent. Good progress was made in the northwest district where harvest moved to 91 percent complete but the area remains well behind the near-completion rate of the rest of the State. Soybean harvest advanced 3 points over last week to 88 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal. Bean harvesting is least advanced in the south-central and southeast districts, at 53 and 76 percent respectively, while all other districts range from 87 to 94 percent complete. More wet weather in the Bootheel has continued to delay soybean and cotton harvesting in that area. The cotton harvest is 71 percent complete, over 3 weeks behind last year and 2 weeks behind the 5-year average of 85 percent. Ninety-seven percent of the sorghum crop is harvested, 3 days ahead of last year and over a week ahead of average. Winter wheat seeding is 89 percent complete, 8 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of average. Planting progress ranges from 80 percent complete in the southeast district and 85 percent in the west-central, to 91 percent or more in all other districts. Wheat emergence of 71 percent is 5 days behind last year but similar to the 70 percent normal. Condition of the crop is rated 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 1 percent excellent, a minor decline from last week. Pasture & Livestock: Pasture condition is reported at 33 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 18 percent good, and 1 percent excellent, a slight improvement from the previous week but still mostly poor or very poor in the northeast, west-central, central and southwest districts. Hay prices remain high due to limited pasture feed and hay shortages in many counties.


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