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Iowa Direct Feeder Pig Report


Des Moines, IA   Fri Sep 14, 2018   USDA-Iowa Dept of Ag Market News


National Direct Delivered Feeder Pig Report: Week Ending Sep 14 Weekly Summary of prices on a delivered farm to farm basis.


RECEIPTS THIS WEEK: 96,181    LAST WEEK: 105,244     LAST YEAR: 88,245




Manitoba 25.5%,       Iowa 10.6%,           Kentucky 10.3%,

Illinois 10.0%,       Colorado 5.6%,        Nebraska 5.5%,

Missouri 5.2%,        Saskatchewan 5.2%,    Minnesota 5.2%,

Indiana 4.7%,         Oklahoma 4.3%,        Ontario 3.2%,

Alabama 2.3%,         Montana 1.4%,         Georgia 1.1%,



Iowa 63.6%,           Minnesota 12.2%,      Nebraska 8.0%,

Ohio 7.0%,            Illinois 4.3%,        Indiana 2.7%,

Alabama 1.1%,         South Dakota 1.1%,


TRENDS COMPARED TO LAST WEEK:  Early weaned pigs 2.00 per head higher.

All feeder pigs 9.00 per head higher.  Demand moderate for moderate offerings.  Receipts include 47% formulated prices.


All Prices Quoted on Per Head Basis With An Estimated Lean Value of 50-54%

                       Formula   Formula            Cash     Cash

Lot Size        Head    Range    Wtd Avg    Head    Range  Wtd Avg


EARLY WEANED Pigs 10-12 Pounds Basis:

600 - 1200       4876 33.34-41.83  38.65   7551  18.00-28.00    21.70

1200 or more    40225 32.88-44.00  37.85  28604  18.00-36.50    29.80

Total Composite 45101 32.88-44.00  37.94  36155  18.00-36.50    28.11


FEEDER Pigs 40 Pounds Basis:

600 or less                                1025  29.00-29.00    29.00

1200 or more                              13900  16.50-35.00    31.49

Total Composite                           14925  16.50-35.00    31.32


Total Composite Weighted Average Receipts and Price (Formula and Cash):

          All Early Weaned Pigs:     81256 at 33.57

          All 40 Pound Feeder Pigs:  14925 at 31.32



NOTE: Prices are quoted on a per head basis delivered to the buyer's farm. These prices include freight and fees on a farm to farm basis.  Most lots of 40-60 weight pigs have a sliding value from the negotiated weight basis which is calculated on the actual average weight of the load plus or minus .25-.40 per pound.  Some early weaned lots have a slide of .50-1.00 per pound.  Early weaned pigs are under 21 days old.  Estimated lean value is projected to use slaughter weights with normal confinement feeding conditions.  Vaccination and health program values are not included but health status should be disclosed.


Source: USDA Market News Service, Des Moines, IA

        Bruce Thomas  515-284-4460



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