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Iowa Direct Feeder Pig Report


Des Moines, IA   Fri Apr 20, 2018   USDA-Iowa Dept of Ag Market News


National Direct Delivered Feeder Pig Report: Week Ending Apr 20 Weekly Summary of prices on a delivered farm to farm basis.


RECEIPTS THIS WEEK: 106,260   LAST WEEK: 70,040      LAST YEAR: 87,396




Illinois 21.3%,       Manitoba 16.6%,       Colorado 14.3%,

Iowa 11.5%,           Nebraska 5.5%,        South Dakota 4.8%,

Minnesota 4.7%,       Missouri 4.5%,        Oklahoma 3.9%,

North Dakota 3.1%,    Ohio 2.6%,            Alabama 2.2%,

Indiana 2.1%,         Montana 1.5%,         Georgia 0.9%,

Arkansas 0.5%,



Iowa 61.1%,           Minnesota 14.6%,      Nebraska 6.1%,

Illinois 6.1%,        Michigan 5.0%,        Manitoba 2.6%,

Alabama 2.2%,         Kansas 0.9%,          Georgia 0.9%,

Nevada 0.5%,


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

 All feeder pigs 3.00 per head lower on light receipts.  Demand moderate for moderate offerings.  Receipts include 54% 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       9366 31.43-43.03  36.89   8150  19.00-35.00    28.42

1200 or more    47902 30.79-41.33  35.70  35858  28.00-46.00    35.76

Total Composite 57268 30.79-43.03  35.90  44008  19.00-46.00    34.40


FEEDER Pigs 40 Pounds Basis:

600 or less                                3984  61.00-69.00    64.61

600 - 1200                                 1000  64.50-64.50    64.50

Total Composite                            4984  61.00-69.00    64.59


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

          All Early Weaned Pigs:     101276 at 35.25

          All 40 Pound Feeder Pigs:  4984 at 64.59



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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