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USDA - AMS: Daily Farm Report (2020-03-03)

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture - March 3, 2020

CO_LS146
Columbia, SC     Tuesday March 03, 2020      USDA-SC Dept. Ag Market 
News

SC Farm Report on Tuesday

   Cattle at SC Auctions on Monday:  Compared to last week, feeder cattle 
were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 
152.50-171.00, 500-600 lbs 138.00-155.00.  Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 
1-2 400-500 lbs 142.50-170.00, 500-600 lbs 124.00-145.00.  Feeder 
Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 120.00-135.00, 500-600 lbs 
115.00-128.00.  Slaughter cows were unevenly steady.  Slaughter cows: 
Breakers 75-80% lean 57.00-75.00; Boners 85-85% lean 55.00-78.00; Lean 
85-90% lean 53.00-74.00; Lean low dressing 41.00-59.00. Slaughter bulls 
were unevenly steady. Slaughter Bulls: Average Dressing 1190-2180 lbs 
71.00-97.00; High Dressing 1860 lbs one @ 104.00; Low Dressing 1045-1735 
lbs 45.00-78.00.   
   Cow/Calf Pairs:  Medium and Large 1-2 1010-1245 lbs Young to Middle 
Age Cows with calves under 300 lbs 1075.00-1300.00 per pair. Medium and 
Large 1-2 980-1085 lbs Young to Middle Age Cows with calves over 300 lbs 
1325.00-1400.00 per pair. Small 3 Young Age Cows 775 Young Age Cows with 
calves under 300 lbs 405.00-775.00 per pair.
   Hogs on Monday: Plant delivered weighted average. National Direct 
Barrows & Gilts US 1 50-54% lean 250-300 lbs was not available.  Sows 
live price 300-450 lbs 25.64; 450-500 lbs 30.19; 500-550 lbs 32.93. 
   SC Grain on Tuesday:  Corn was 3 to 7 cents higher; elevator bids 
4.21-4.31, processor bids 4.52-4.96. Soybeans were steady to 8 cents 
higher; elevator bids 8.45-8.94, processor bid 9.33, and export 
9.38. New Crop Wheat was 2 to 4 cents higher; elevator bids 5.07-5.62. 
   Cotton on Tuesday. Southeast base price for 41-4/34 grade was 0.61 
lower at 60.52. 
   Fruits & Vegetables:  Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State 
Farmers Market on Tuesday.  Beets dz bnchs Red type 20.00, 25 lb filmbag 
Red type Topped 12.00; Cilantro ctns bnchd 30s 10.00; Greens Kale 24s 
15.00, dz bnchs Rutabagas 20.00, dz bnchs Collards 20.00, dz bnchs 
Mustard/Turnips 20.00, 1 1/9 buctns loose Turnip tops/Mustard 12.00-
15.00, Creasy type 12.00; Onions, Green crts bnchs 24s 10.00, ctns bnchd 
48s 14.00, Sweet type 24s 20.00; Parsley ctns bnchd Curly 30s 10.00; 
Strawberries gallon baskets Large 8.00; Turnips 25 lb sks Topped Large 
12.00.  OUT OF STATE PRODUCE: Apples buctns loose Red/Gold/Rome 18.00-
22.00, Granny Smith/Gala/Fuji 18.00-22.00, York/Cameo 20.00-22.00, Pink 
Lady 18.00-22.00, Stayman/Winesap 20.00-22.00, Tray Pack WA Golden 88s 
30.00, tray pack Gala WA Extra Fancy 72s 25.00; Bananas 40 lb ctns #1 
17.00-18.00, #2 13.00; Beans bucrts/ctns Snap type/KY type 25.00; 
Broccoli 20 lb ctns 20.00; Cabbage 50 lb ctns Round Green Med 12.00; 
Cantaloupes ctns flats HD 9s 18.00, 1/2 ctns HD 9s 13.00; Coconuts 40 lb 
sks Fresh type MX 20s 28.00; Corn, Sweet 4 dz crts Yellow/White/Bi-Color 
20.00, 5 dz ctns Yellow/Bi-Color 20.00; Cucumbers 1 1/9 buctns Long 
Greens Medium MX 25.00, 1 1/9 bucrts Pickles Small-Medium MX 45.00; 
Eggplant 1 1/9 buctns Medium 16.00; Grapes 18 lb ctns bagged Red Globe PE 
27.00; Mangoes 1 layer flats Kent 9s 10.00-12.00, Kent 10s PE 9.00, Kent 
12s PE 4.00-6.00; Okra 1/2 buctns HD Small-Medium 28.00; Onions, Dry 50 
lb sks Yellow Jumbo/Col 13.00-15.00, 25 lb sks Red Jumbo 13.00-16.00, 40 
lb ctns Peru Sweet Jumbo 24.00-26.00, 16 3-lb sks Peru Sweet Medium 
30.00, 10 5-lb sks Peru Sweet Jumbo 34.00; Pecans 50 lb sks Desirables GA 
180.00; Peppers, Bell 1 1/9 buctns Green Extra Large/Jumbo FL 15.00-
18.00, Suntan FL 12.00, Red Choice MX 25.00, Yellow Choice MX 30.00, 15 
lb ctns Extra Large MX 10.00-16.00; Peppers, Other 1 1/9 buctns Jalapeno 
22.00, 1 1/9 buctns Habanero FL Green/Orange 20.00, Banana Hot 18.00, 
Serrano 25.00; Pineapple ctns 1 layer Golden Ripe 7s 12.00; Potatoes 50 
lb sks Red Size A #2 20.00-22.00, White Size A #2 FL 22.00, Yukon Gold 
Size B #2 FL 18.00; Squash 1/2 buctns Zucchini Small 25.00, Medium 15.00, 
3/4 buctns Crookneck Small 35.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb ctns Orange type 
US Number 1 NC 20.00-22.00, US Number 2 NC 14.00-17.00, Jumbo NC 14.00-
17.00; Tomatoes 25 lb ctns Vine Ripes Pink-Light Red Extra Large 21.00-
25.00, 5x6 sz 20.00-22.00, 6x6 sz 20.00, Green 28.00-39.00, Yellow 5x6 sz 
25.00; Tomatoes, Grape 20 lb ctns Red type 23.00; Tomatoes, Plum 25 lb 
ctns Roma MX Large 26.00; Watermelons ctns flats Red Mini Seedless HD 6s 
12.00, per melon Red Flesh Seedless HD 15-18 lbs 5.00.  CITRUS: 
Grapefruit 25 lb ctns Red type FL 15.00, 4/5 buctns Red type FL 48s 
22.00, 4/5 buctns Red type FL 40s 20.00; Limes 40 lb ctns/crts Seedless 
200s MX 19.00-20.00; Miscellaneous Citrus 10 kg ctns Nadorcott MR 25.00; 
Oranges 7/10 buctns Navel CA 72s/113s 26.00-28.00, 4/5 buctns Navel FL 
64s 25.00, 4/5 buctns Mid Season 100s 18.00, 4/5 buctns Mid Season 125s 
15.00-18.00, 25 lb ctns Navel White/Red FL 14.00; Tangelos 7/10 buctns 
Minneola CA 100s 25.00-30.00, 25 lb ctns Orlando FL 20.00; Tangerines 4/5 
buctns Sunburst FL 120s 35.00, 4/5 buctns Mandarins FL 100s 33.00, 25 lb 
ctns Various Varieties FL 16.00-20.00.

  
For detailed reports go to www.ams.usda.gov/marketnews.htm or 
www.agriculture.sc.gov or phone USDA-SCDA Market News at 803-737-4491 
or 4497.

Source: South Carolina Dept of Ag-USDA Market News, Columbia, SC 803-
737-4491. http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/CO_LS146.txt

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