On Thursday it was announced that the U.S. would suspend beef imports from Brazil, mainly due to safety and health concerns.
At San Angelo, Texas, 6488 head sold.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during June for ordinary protein trended 7.50 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at 4.8625-5.0625.
Demand is moderate to good while some distributors secure shell eggs in advance of the upcoming 4th of July holiday.
Some impacts of the cold, wet winter may have lingered through the remainder of cow lactations, but warmer weather is helping milk production recover.
Exporters remain very aggressive for new crop Timothy in the Columbia Basin.
The decision came three months after a major scandal into allegations of bribed meat inspectors shook Brazil’s meat industry.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows all of North Dakota being either abnormally dry or in some stage of drought.
Slaughter lambs were steady to sharply lower. Slaughter ewes were steady to 5.00 lower. Feeder lambs were steady to sharply lower.
The good old adage of “what goes up, must come down” is a great descriptor for this week.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during June for ordinary protein trended 4.50 to 9.50 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period at 4.7875-4.9875.
In the mountain states of Colorado, Idaho and Utah there is plenty of milk for most processing needs.
Asking prices for next week are unchanged for all sizes.
New crop Alfalfa was steady to $10 higher in the Columbia Basin.