USDA Sign-Up Will Start For 2018, 2019 Disaster Declarations

By Chris Clayton
DTN Ag Policy Editor

Omaha (DTN) – Farmers hit by natural disasters in 2018 or this year that were designated as presidential disaster or USDA disaster areas will be able to sign up Sept. 11 for aid at their local USDA offices under the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus.
The WHIP+ focuses only on crops and does not include livestock losses. The program will provide aid for production losses and cover from 75% to 95% of losses, depending on crop insurance coverage or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance policies. Farmers who did not insure crops will receive 70% of the expected value of the crop.
The disaster aid covers hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanoes, snowstorms or wildfires that occurred in 2018 or 2019. Farmers in the Southeast who may have been hit with damages over the past week from Hurricane Dorian will also be included in the WHIP+ enrollment, USDA stated.
The WHIP+ will also cover losses under the On-Farm Storage Loss Program for farmers who had commodities stored on their farms, such as producers who saw grain bins destroyed when rapid flooding hit the Missouri River Basin in mid-March. This would include farmers who lost hay stored on farms. Payments would amount to 75% of the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) crop values for 2018.
“We’re assuming most of that grain that was stored and damaged, primarily with the bomb cyclone in March, was probably 2018 grain,” Fordyce said.
There are some caveats to payments because the $3 billion disaster package approved by Congress in June covered agricultural disasters for 2018 and 2019. Farmers who were affected by 2018 disasters, such as hurricanes Florence and Michael, as well as California wildfires, will be eligible for 100% of their payments.
Yet, WHIP+ payments for 2019 disasters will be limited to an initial 50% of their value with the possibility of receiving the other 50% of their payments after Jan. 1, 2020, “if sufficient funding remains,” USDA stated.
“For 2018, some of those producers have been waiting a long time for some of this recovery to get out to them, so the thought is let’s go ahead and get them paid what the program allows for them to be paid,” Fordyce said. “The 50% for 2019 just allows us to manage the funds’ availability of the program. We don’t know what’s yet to come.”
Fordyce said he did not know whether Congress would provide more aid for the 2019 disasters, but he said it was a good management strategy for USDA to see “what kind of exposure we have in 2019 because we just frankly don’t know.”
With Farm Service Agency showing prevented planting acres at 19.6 million for 2019, the disaster bill included language to enhance prevented planting payments. While USDA officials said the provisions in the disaster aid package for prevented planting will come later, the news release stated all farmers with prevented planting claims for 2019 will receive a “bonus” payment equal to 10% of their prevented planting indemnity, plus an additional 5% for farmers who bought the harvest price option coverage.
“Those provisions (on prevented planting) are not completed yet at this point but expect to have some announcement on the prevent plant provisions of the legislation here very soon,” Fordyce said.
According to DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue said after a speech in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that some parts of the disaster program could change because of disagreements with the White House Office of Management and Budget. Fordyce indicated talks with OMB have been completed.
“We have been in conversation with OMB on the rule,” Fordyce said. “It’s our belief that negotiation has happened and that maybe there will be no changes to what we have talked about this morning.”
WHIP+ will pay a maximum of $125,000 per individual, unless a farmer shows that at least 75% of their income is derived from farm production, in which case the payment limit could increase to $250,000. Disaster losses will be paid for 2018 and 2019 losses, so a farmer who makes more than 75% of their income from farming could be eligible for up to $500,000 in payments for multiple-year losses. Payment rules also differ for farmers who are in a joint venture or general partnership.
“If you think about some of the losses that have been experienced by producers, not only through the Market Facilitation Program, and lost value in the marketplace, but also with the disaster recovery, I think this is more commiserate with some of the losses that some of our producers across the country have experienced,” Fordyce said.
Dairy farmers who were forced to dump milk because of 2018 or 2019 disasters will be covered under the Milk Loss Program.
The 2017 WHIP disaster relief also will expand to cover losses from Tropical Storm Cindy, as well as peach and blueberry crop losses that were hit with extreme cold.
WHIP+ will also cover prevented planting disaster assistance for farmers who were uninsured for prevented planting claims under the 2018 crop year and 2019 crops that had a final planting date before Jan. 1, 2019.
Farmers who want more information are encouraged to visit their local USDA service center or go to the website:

Cargill Caught In Debate Over Agriculture’s Role In Deforestation

By Chris Clayton
DTN Ag Policy Editor

Omaha (DTN) – One of the areas feeling an impact from fires across the Amazon rainforest is the headquarters for Cargill Inc., just outside Minneapolis.
The agricultural giant – the largest private company in the U.S. – was already under constant criticism from a relatively new environmental group, Mighty Earth, over Amazon deforestation before the fires became global news last month. In July, Mighty Earth dubbed Cargill “the worst company in the world,” accusing Cargill of making sustainability pledges while continuing to source soybeans from deforested areas of Brazil and Bolivia.
Mighty Earth, which was founded by former U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., increased its pressure with a protest rally against Cargill at the Minneapolis Art Institute, a museum the Cargill family has helped support.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has championed economic development over the environment and critics argue Bolsonaro’s views have helped spur a push for clearing land by burning that sparked more Amazon fires over the summer.
“We have many people, including the big media, interested in criticizing President Bolsonaro for anything,” said Ricardo Arioli Silva, a farmer in Mato Grosso who also has a radio program on agriculture in the state, told DTN in an email. “The fires in the Amazon was a great opportunity.”
On Sept. 6, the presidents of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Suriname all signed the “Amazon Pact” to increase cooperation in the Amazon. Bolsonaro did not attend the event, but did issue a video for the event and sent Brazil’s foreign minister to the conference. Some environmental groups complained the pact doesn’t go far enough.
Silva was in the U.S. with other Brazilian farmers. He noted he heard several times that farmers were using the fires to clear more land and plant soybeans to sell to China because of the trade war. “That’s ridiculous,” he said.
Silva notes there are no soybeans in the Amazon rainforest, because it’s too complicated to grow them there. It’s too expensive to convert the land to soybean production and too far away from roads and elevators to sell the beans. There are also complications in trying to sell beans from those areas specifically because of a moratorium.
Still, agribusiness is tied to the Amazon fires. Twice during a CNN event Aug. 28 on climate change, audience members asked Democratic presidential candidates what they planned to do to control agribusinesses causing Amazon fires and deforestation.
Cargill has come under increasing criticism on social media and is associated with the deforestation. Climate activist Bill McKibben tweeted, “Glad to see people standing up to @Cargill for their role in Amazon fires.”
In an interview with DTN last month, Cargill’s vice president of global sustainability for business operations and supply chain, Jill Kolling, said Cargill and other companies have been able to drastically reduce deforestation around palm oil production, but the challenges are more complex with soybeans in Brazil. And while Cargill is taking the heat, Kolling said it’s really an issue for the entire soy trade operating in Brazil.
“We were saying that, when it comes to soy, the sector is not going to make that goal. It’s been a much more complex problem than palm oil where the industry has made really good progress working to eliminate deforestation there,” Kolling said.
Part of the challenge for the grain trade is a broadening of Amazon deforestation to include Brazil’s Cerrado, the country’s savannah, a large swath of which has been cleared over the past decades for farming, especially in the state of Mato Grosso. Brazil has sought to restrict further clearing of the Cerrado, but it continues.
“The progress in the Cerrado has been a little different and we don’t think the solutions that worked elsewhere are going to work there,” Kolling said. She added, “As conservation groups have evolved their thinking, they believe that the Cerrado area – they will call it an upside down forest, because of the roots in the ground and the native vegetation are a really important carbon sink. The soil is sequestering carbon and it became a native vegetation sort of goal.”
Mighty Earth and others want no conversion of native vegetation. Yet, while the world condemns the Amazon fires, Brazil has also become the biggest soybean and beef exporter to China. A Chinese state-owned oilseed and food company, COFCO, just last month announced it would buy 25% more soybeans from Brazil over the next five years and spend $60 million to help Brazilian farmers expand. Chinese officials have rejected ties between Amazon fires and agricultural exports to the country.
Kolling noted the environmental challenges of deforestation, whether in the rainforest or the Cerrado, are pitted against the economics of rural poor areas in Brazil.
“Some of those areas are some of the poorest, areas of Brazil and they are really looking to agriculture as an economic lever, just like we did 100 years ago here,” Kolling said. “That’s the challenge we are facing as Brazil sees agriculture as a key to their future.”
Cargill’s action plan came as the company sent a letter to Brazilian soy producers that it would not sign on a new soy moratorium in the Cerrado.
Cargill, Bunge, ADM and others have been part of a pact to avoid soy production in the Amazon, but Cargill came out in June telling farmers it would not join a similar ban in the Cerrado. Cargill executives also met multiple times with leaders from Mighty Earth, but were unable to reach any agreement on deforestation and sustainability issues.
“We agree on the importance of protecting the environment and protecting native lands in key areas,” Kolling said. “We absolutely agree on that. It’s the how that we really disagree on. We believe we need to consider that economic piece for the farmer and for the rural communities of Brazil, in addition to looking at the environment. And that’s part of sustainability and what makes it challenging.”
Kolling added, “We really view it as a balance of environmental, economic and social. Sometimes if you are somebody who is really passionate about a single issue, you forget about the other side of it and unintended consequences that can happen.”
Instead of joining a ban on Cerrado development, Cargill released a soy action plan that includes listing the Matopiba region in the Cerrado as a high-priority area for risk assessments and restricted sourcing. Among other actions in the plan are suspensions for suppliers who violate protected areas or appear on government lists regarding forced labor practices. “We recognize that as a leading company in food and agriculture, we must use our influence to help enact change. We take this role seriously,” Cargill stated.
As part of its soy action plan, Cargill committed $30 million in June to a fund to protect the rainforest and Cerrado, but at the same time, Cargill acknowledged the company and the larger food industry as a whole, would not meet a goal to end deforestation in the soy industry by 2020.
“Some Brazilian farmers from Matopiba are mad at them also, just because they announced a $30 million budget to promote sustainable production,” Silva said.
Cargill, Bunge and three Brazilian companies were fined in May 2018 a combined total of $6.5 million following an investigation dubbed “Operation Soy Sauce” by the Brazil Institute for the Environment and Renewable Natural Resource, which charged the companies with buying soy grown on land in the Matopiba region of Brazil without deforestation licenses. Matopiba is made up of four Brazilian states and the undeveloped areas are largely Cerrado.
ADM and Bunge have issued statements about the Amazon fires, stating they do not source commodities from deforested areas and are using satellite images to enforce that. ADM told DTN it has joined a ban on Cerrado development.
A study released by the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) in August blamed deforestation, not drought, as the main driver for the summer fires, which now top more than 90,000 across the Amazon. IPAM stated moisture levels in the Amazon were higher this year than in the past three years, but fires for 2019 are higher than any of the last four years across the Amazon. In its recommendations, IPAM stated, “Considering that deforestation is a direct driver of forest fires, the fight against illegal deforestation must be intensified, and producers must be supported to adopt better practices and quit using fire to prepare the land.”
Click on this link to view the study:
Using numbers from the IPAM study, Brazil’s Vegetable Oil Industry Association – ABIOVE –pushed back on the argument that soy production was a driver for the fires and current deforestation in the Amazon. ABIOVE released a report showing the 10 areas with the most fires over the first six months of the year only accounting for about 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) of planted beans. Brazil planted 36 million hectares (nearly 89 million acres) of soybeans last year.
Yet, Reuters reported 17,000 hectares (42,000 acres) of soybeans grew in one area hit hard by fires, Novo Progresso in Para state, where an investigation is taking place over fires started intentionally on lands along a major farm highway in the country, BR-163. Allegations claim as many as 70 people coordinated “fire day” on the social media platform WhatsApp to burn off more land for development.
Click on this link to view the investigation:
While groups clamor for agriculture to do more to help reduce deforestation, there are questions about broad commitments. Consumers, for instance, are not making major demands of companies on their soy purchases.
“We don’t see consumers across the world saying, ‘I am willing to pay for deforestation-free soy.’ Some people are, but that’s not mainstream,” Kolling said.
Commercially certified deforestation-free soy is available today, but that leads to higher costs because of the segregated supply chain and getting farmers certified for such a program.
“We have these commercial options available today and we would like to see demand for those products grow. Because that sends a signal to the farmers too that this is what consumers want, “ Kolling said.

Texas Forage Producers Should Beware Of Fall Armyworms

Overton – Texas hay and forage producers should be prepared to protect their pastures from fall armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said 2019 has been a good year for hay production, but unchecked armyworms can still destroy a last cutting, stockpiled forages meant for fall and winter grazing, or young winter pastures, including ryegrass.
“It’s been very dry for a while now, so I would anticipate armyworms to emerge in destructive numbers following any significant rainfall,” she said. “It’s important for producers to be prepared at this time of year as we move into fall, which is when we see population increases of armyworms.”
Corriher-Olson said it is critical that producers have pesticides ready for applications as soon as armyworm numbers near three or more armyworms per square foot. Armyworms in those numbers should be treated immediately. Armyworms in the last two or three days of their larval stage consume 85% of their diet.
Corriher-Olson said armyworms will continue to be a threat to forages until the first freeze.
“Diligent scouting is important if you want to preserve a last cutting or stockpiled forages meant for winter,” she said. “But producers should also be mindful that armyworms will feed on winter forages like small grains and ryegrass. They prefer high-quality forages, so going into fall they will choose seedlings over Bermuda grass.”
Pest and path of destruction
Armyworm moths can lay up to 2,000 eggs that hatch in two to three days, according to a 2018 report by Allen Knutson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Dallas. There are four to five generations per year.
Corriher-Olson said armyworm caterpillars are picky eaters that prefer high-quality, fertilized forage typically found on fields maintained for hay production. They are a common pest of Bermuda grass, sorghum, corn, wheat, rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas.
Producers should scout each morning for armyworms, she said. Armyworms are night feeders and try to avoid daytime temperatures.
Armyworms are green, brown or black in color and can be identified by the white inverted Y on their head. They can grow up to 1 inch in length when mature.
The pest got its name because they appear to march across hay fields, consuming the grass in their path.
Corriher-Olson recommends insecticides labeled for armyworm control in pastures and hayfields. She said applicators should always follow all label instructions on pesticide use and restrictions.
Fast action
Fast action is paramount when it comes to reducing armyworm damage, so pesticides should be on hand, she said. Producers can save unused pesticides for armyworm or grasshopper problems in 2020 with proper storage of chemicals.
“You don’t need to wait a day if their numbers are at threshold,” she said. “They are going to do a lot of damage quickly. If you find them in the morning, spray that day.”
AgriLife Extension has a number of resources with more information about armyworms, including AgriLife Extension Bookstore and Forage Fax.
Corriher-Olson said new and seasoned forage producers have been on edge regarding armyworms since last year when outbreaks were widespread and impacted production during a poor forage and hay season. She said producers shouldn’t fear the pest but should be vigilant if they want to defend their pastures.
“A lot of people were worried last year because armyworm populations exploded,” she said. “There was panic among producers, but did that panic turn into preparedness for this season? I don’t know.”

Direct Receipts

Direct Receipts: 58,100

Texas 24,800. 93 over 600 lbs. 44 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 650-700 lbs 149.25; 700-750 lbs 138.50-140.25; 750-800 lbs 133.50-137.22; 800-850 lbs 130.00-136.75; 850-900 lbs 129.50; Current Del 650-700 lbs 143.00; 750-800 lbs 137.50-140.50; 800-850 lbs 134.00-137.00; Sept FOB 700-750 lbs 134.85; 750-800 lbs 133.00-135.55; Oct FOB 750-800 lbs 128.87-132.50; 800-850 lbs 130.50-131.02; Sept Del 700-750 lbs 138.75; 750-800 lbs 131.85-137.50; 850-900 lbs 131.00; Oct Del 750-800 lbs 133.16-135.50. Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 600-650 lbs 145.65; 700-750 lbs 133.10-135.01; Current Del 600-650 lbs 137.00; 650-700 lbs 143.65-147.00; 750-800 lbs 139.00; 800-850 lbs 132.00; 850-900 lbs 126.00; Oct Del 700-750 lbs 139.00. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 600-650 lbs 132.50; 650-700 lbs 132.25-134.50; 700-750 lbs 123.35-130.50; 750-800 lbs 125.60-128.40; Current Del 600-650 lbs 138.00-147.00; 700-750 lbs 127.00-129.25; 750-800 lbs 126.00-130.00; 800-850 lbs 127.00; 950-1000 lbs 120.00; Sept FOB 650-700 lbs 127.85-137.25; 700-750 lbs 122.10-125.85; 750-800 lbs 125.20; Oct FOB 700-750 lbs 122.00-123.50; Sept Del 550-600 lbs 144.00; 700-750 lbs 132.50; Oct Del 700-750 lbs 126.50; 750-800 lbs 123.16; Nov Del 700-750 lbs 124.17; 750-800 lbs 126.70; Dec Del 700-750 lbs 123.70-124.35; 750-800 lbs 124.20. Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 550-600 lbs 136.06; 650-700 lbs 128.10; Current Del 550-600 lbs 141.00; 600-650 lbs 135.00-139.00; 650-700 lbs 131.00-134.00.

Oklahoma 3700. 91 over 600 lbs. 36 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 600-650 lbs 146.50; 650-700 lbs 144.24-148.60; 750-800 lbs 142.05. Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 600-650 lbs 143.75; 700-750 lbs 135.00-137.50; 800-850 lbs 133.50; 850-900 lbs 130.20; Sept FOB 750-800 lbs 133.20; Oct FOB 800-850 lbs 131.25. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 650-700 lbs 130.00; 700-750 lbs 128.50-129.00; Oct FOB 700-750 lbs 127.00. Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 550-600 lbs 138.50; 650-700 lbs 133.00; 750-800 lbs 124.81; Current Del 650-700 lbs 130.00.

New Mexico 6100. 68 over 600 lbs. 22 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 750-800 lbs 134.20-137.00; 800-850 lbs 132.00; 850-900 lbs 135.25; Sept-Oct FOB 800-850 lbs 132.90. Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 600-650 lbs 132.50 Mex.

Kansas 3900. 98 over 600 lbs. 43 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 Current FOB 800-850 lbs 130.00-133.50; Current Del 700-750 lbs 140.50; 800-850 lbs 135.50; Sept-Oct Del 700-750 lbs 141.50. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 Current FOB 700-750 lbs 134.00; 800-850 lbs 128.95; Current Del 650-700 lbs 135.00; 700-750 lbs 132.00; Oct Del 750-800 lbs 132.00. Medium and Large 1-2 Current Del 550-600 lbs 132.50; Sept-Oct Del 700-750 lbs 132.00.

National Feeder Cattle Summary

St. Joseph, MO — September 6
National feeder cattle receipts: 106,800

Steers and heifers sold $3 lower to $2 higher, with the North Central region being on the positive side of neutral. Weakness in the Southern Plains and the Southeast regions were widespread at auctions as demand is waning ahead of the fall calf runs. Light receipts again with a few specials scheduled for this holiday shortened week. Year to date total receipts on this report tallied 10.066 million head, 4.4 percent below a year ago and 0.4 percent below the previous five-year average. Historically, fall runs would start gearing up in the next couple of weeks, however the feeder market is not in any position to challenge any highs presently with fat cattle trade being quite weak in the last month. With the front month of Live Cattle futures being under $100 and packers giving bids of $100, there isn’t much optimism surrounding cattle trade currently. Weak Live Cattle futures complex is hanging heavy on every cattle feeders’ mind as they want to buy these yearlings and get them placed on feed, but breakeven prices are much higher than where current futures prices are at. Outgoing fed cattle continue to lose money and the outlook going forward is very murky leaving cattle feeders very unsure of what they should do. The competition for feeder cattle is high despite the abundant negativity currently. Feeder cattle producers have been hesitant to offer yearlings for sale as they would like to see a higher market but with an abundance of grass, the need to pull cattle off and ship them to town has diminished. Feedlot backgrounders are just as hesitant to sell cattle but are also very concerned of where the market could go if the Live Cattle futures contracts would go lower yet. Another negative influencing factor to be rumored or fact would be devastating to the backgrounding and cattle feeding sectors. Harvesting hay in Nebraska has proven challenging this year with all the summer rain. Now it is time for the silage choppers to have their difficulties as they have fired up. Playing in the muddy fields has tested the patience of all equipment operators. Feedlots and/or custom choppers have not only utilized their front wheel assist tractors for packing, but also to aid in pushing or pulling trucks through the wet fields. There are still a few choppers have old time silage wagons available for use and some of them have been spotted. Cattle Slaughter under federal inspection estimated at 565K for the week, 79K less than Aug. 30 and 6K less than a year ago. If realized, the estimated harvest on Aug. 31 of 101K would be the third largest Saturday in 10 years! Packer margins are no doubt driving the number harvested, but packers realize that humans must have mental and physical downtime eventually. For the week, the Choice cutout closed $4.46 lower at $227.31, while Select was $10.33 lower at $201.94.

Texas 2000. 66 pct over 600 lbs. 57 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 450-500 lbs (487) 153.71; 500-550 lbs (519) 147.48; 550-600 lbs (567) 139.09; 750-800 lbs (770) 135.26; 850-900 lbs (864) 125.06. Medium and Large 1-2 700-750 lbs (731) 128.77. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 500-550 lbs (527) 126.75; 550-600 lbs (573) 126.89; 700-750 lbs (748) 127.65; 750-800 lbs (761) 122.90; part load 825 lbs 119.75. Medium and Large 1-2 550-600 lbs (574) 122.40; 600-650 lbs (626) 123.46; part load 855 lbs 100.00.

Oklahoma 11,500. 66 pct over 600 lbs. 43 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (341) 171.59; 350-400 lbs (385) 168.18; 400-450 lbs (414) 161.64; 450-500 lbs (474) 154.18; 500-550 lbs (526) 143.17; 550-600 lbs (576) 139.92; 600-650 lbs (610) 148.70; 650-700 lbs (670) 138.69; 700-750 lbs (727) 140.30; 750-800 lbs (774) 137.26; 800-850 lbs (820) 135.29; 850-900 lbs (875) 129.24; 900-950 lbs (912) 126.39; 950-1000 lbs (969) 121.29; 1000-1050 lbs (1017) 120.40. Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs (369) 159.85; 450-500 lbs (477) 141.81; 550-600 lbs (581) 141.72; 650-700 lbs (677) 130.05; 700-750 lbs (727) 136.82; 750-800 lbs (778) 133.27; 800-850 lbs (835) 131.60; 850-900 lbs (878) 128.31. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (325) 144.03; 350-400 lbs (372) 141.13; 400-450 lbs (426) 136.59; 450-500 lbs (472) 131.81; 500-550 lbs (524) 136.40; 550-600 lbs (569) 134.14; 600-650 lbs (614) 131.07; 650-700 lbs (668) 133.81; 700-750 lbs (710) 130.88; 750-800 lbs (777) 125.68; 800-850 lbs (821) 121.61; 850-900 lbs (879) 117.83; 900-950 lbs (933) 116.47. Medium and Large 1-2 350-400 lbs (386) 137.63; 400-450 lbs (436) 127.38; 450-500 lbs (475) 129.97; 500-550 lbs (530) 129.10; 550-600 lbs (569) 129.75; 600-650 lbs (621) 134.72; 650-700 lbs (677) 132.40; 700-750 lbs (727) 126.70; 750-800 lbs (787) 124.87; 800-850 lbs (808) 120.40.

New Mexico 2600. 29 pct over 600 lbs. 44 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (422) 167.62; 450-500 lbs (478) 145.78; 500-550 lbs (519) 146.06; 550-600 lbs (564) 137.51; 600-650 lbs (623) 133.13. Medium and Large 1-2 450-500 lbs (466) 153.82; 500-550 lbs (523) 144.39; 650-700 lbs (675) 134.81; 750-800 lbs (782) 127.63. Dairy Steers: Large 3 550-600 lbs (577) 70.53. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs (374) 145.17; 400-450 lbs (419) 137.18; 450-500 lbs (470) 133.39; 500-550 lbs (521) 127.74. Medium and Large 1-2 400-450 lbs (433) 136.77; 500-550 lbs (532) 123.76; 650-700 lbs (669) 127.06; 700-750 lbs (736) 117.55.

Kansas 4500. 90 pct over 600 lbs. 43 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (428) 183.09; 450-500 lbs (474) 176.67; pkg 510 lbs 176.00; 550-600 lbs (573) 158.36; 650-700 lbs (666) 144.31; 700-750 lbs (724) 145.71; 750-800 lbs (774) 141.59; 800-850 lbs (830) 138.12; 850-900 lbs (877) 131.83; 900-950 lbs (916) 130.77; 950-1000 lbs (954) 128.99. Medium and Large 1-2 650-700 lbs (676) 143.28; 750-800 lbs (766) 136.44; 800-850 lbs (817) 127.31; 950-1000 lbs (976) 117.87; 1050-1100 lbs (1074) 115.08. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (421) 152.26; 450-500 lbs (471) 144.86; 500-550 lbs (528) 139.98; 600-650 lbs (612) 135.74; 650-700 lbs (677) 132.89; 700-750 lbs (727) 133.55; 750-800 lbs (762) 128.20; 800-850 lbs (818) 128.01; 850-900 lbs (889) 129.01; few loads 951 lbs 124.00. Medium and Large 1-2 500-550 lbs (511) 135.27; 700-750 lbs (729) 131.35; 750-800 lbs (776) 127.58; 850-900 lbs (861) 120.42.

Missouri 10,900. 60 pct over 600 lbs. 39 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs (378) 164.79; 400-450 lbs (424) 161.09; 450-500 lbs (472) 157.91; 500-550 lbs (526) 160.27; 550-600 lbs (580) 158.35; 600-650 lbs (627) 150.92; 650-700 lbs (673) 146.85; 700-750 lbs (725) 146.43; 750-800 lbs (769) 136.82; 800-850 lbs (820) 138.91; 850-900 lbs (877) 138.97; 900-950 lbs (919) 132.28. Medium and Large 12 400-450 lbs (433) 158.23; 450-500 lbs (475) 154.86; 500-550 lbs (528) 150.47; 550-600 lbs (575) 146.74; 600-650 lbs (620) 146.15; 650-700 lbs (678) 143.86; 700-750 lbs (718) 138.62; 750-800 lbs (775) 135.34; 800-850 lbs (818) 132.62; 900-950 lbs (917) 121.31. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 400-450 lbs (429) 138.07; 450-500 lbs (471) 136.65; 500-550 lbs (534) 134.42; 550-600 lbs (574) 142.34; 600-650 lbs (630) 138.72; 650-700 lbs (674) 134.38; 700-750 lbs (712) 134.09; 750-800 lbs (762) 132.17; few loads 862 lbs 123.60. Medium and Large 1-2 300-350 lbs (330) 144.59; 350-400 lbs (381) 133.44; 400-450 lbs (422) 135.27; 450-500 lbs (472) 133.86; 500-550 lbs (529) 131.67; 550-600 lbs (576) 129.71; 600-650 lbs (619) 132.02; 650-700 lbs (682) 129.45; 700-750 lbs (717) 123.84; 750-800 lbs (761) 121.59; 800-850 lbs (821) 114.67.

Arkansas 2800. 19 pct over 600 lbs. 36 pct heifers. Steers: Medium and Large 1 300-350 lbs (331) 156.14; 350-400 lbs (373) 158.68; 400-450 lbs (418) 147.75; 450-500 lbs (468) 142.75; 500-550 lbs (520) 136.25; 550-600 lbs (572) 131.38; 600-650 lbs (615) 130.89. Heifers: Medium and Large 1 350-400 lbs (371) 137.24; 400-450 lbs (423) 133.05; 450-500 lbs (472) 127.24; 500-550 lbs (521) 122.82; 550-600 lbs (572) 122.09; 600-650 lbs (619) 119.59.






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