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Feed Price Summary July 2012

Added July 16, 2012.

Corn Price Update July 1st 2012
National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs Report
Information provided by the USDA livestock and Grain Market News who have combined their reporting into one national report.
 
July 7th 2012

National organic grain and feedstuffs trading were mixed in June, 2012 with feed grade corn sharply higher and feed grade soybeans averaging lower. While feed grade hard red winter wheat averaged a lower price, old crop wheat was reported between 9.75-10.25/bushel, while new crop wheat was at the higher end of the price range.

Offerings of grains this period were light, with supplies of corn and soybeans remaining extremely tight in many areas, and non-existent in others. Interest in contracting new crop corn is weakening due to higher prices and increasing concerns about drought damage and yield loss from farmers, while buyers are also concerned for the interests of end users of organic grain given these high prices.

Wheat harvest has begun for some in the Upper Midwest, but at this time of publish there are no reports of yield or quality available.

Supplies of corn and beans continue to dwindle, and interest in alternative feed grains remains very high. Supplies of domestic barley and peas are reportedly minimal at best, leaving the only Canadian product to be utilized, which is also said to be minimal.

Fair/good alfalfa hay in the North Inter-Mountain area of California is currently 200.00/ton, while good quality alfalfa hay in the Sacramento Valley is reportedly 237.00/ton this period.

Prices negotiated spot market, FOB the farm. Prices quoted $/bushel, except soybean meal ($/ton and FOB the mill) and roasted soybeans, $/ton. Hay reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Soybean oil, sunflowers, spelt, cents/lb.

                                              

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

2nd qtr. 12

June  2011

Feed Grade Corn

15.07

14.44

13.61

14.22

11.35

Food Grade Soybeans

 

 

 

 

 

Feed Grade Soybeans

28.05

27.83

25.88

27.37

18.95

Feed Grade Oats

5.5

5.2

5.69

5.5

5.20

Feed Grade Barley

 

 

 

 

7.88

Food Grade Wheat

 

14.3

 

13.72

 

Feed Grade Wheat

10.43

10.98

10.69

10.68

 

Soybean meal

$1248.11/ton

$1,241/ton

$1,1108/ton

$1,177/ton

 

Feed Grade Peas

 

 

 

 

10.27

Organic Alfalfa - Premium

 

 

$237

 

 

Organic Alfalfa – Good

 

 

$200

 

 

Organic Grass Hay

 

 

$150

 

 


 

 
Courtesy of Bob Parsons, University of Vermont

 

Located below are the links to latest organic price reports.
National Hay, Feed & Seed Weekly Summary  http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lswfeedseed.pdf
Bi weekly National Organic Grains and Feedstuffs: http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsbnof.pdf