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Today’s commodity report: California Weekly Hay, Direct Feeder Cattle Review, California Shell Eggs: Daily Egg Report, Shell Eggs: Daily National Egg Market and other commodity end of the day market numbers.

California Weekly Hay

Compared to last week: All classes traded steady with moderate demand. According the U.S. Drought Monitor, the NWS 6- to 10-day outlook for March 28 – April 1 calls for near- to above-normal temperatures and precipitation over most of the nation, with cooler-than-normal conditions confined to northern New England and drier-than-normal weather limited to California and southern Florida. Check ending market prices. →

United States and Canadian Cattle Inventory Up 2 Percent

All cattle and calves in the United States and Canada combined totaled 106 million head on January 1, 2017, up 2 percent from the 104 million head on January 1, 2016. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 45.3 million head, were up 2 percent from a year ago. Continue reading

Dairy Product
January 2017 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 1.04 billion pounds, 3.7 percent above January 2016 but 1.2 percent below December 2016. Continue reading

Extra long staple cotton consumed on the cotton system was 1.32 million pounds in January 2017, down 2 percent from December 2016 but up 24 percent from January 2016. January 2017 stocks on hand on the last Saturday of the month totaled 1.23 million pounds up 6 percent from December 2016 but down 18 percent from January 2016. Continue reading

Broiler-Type Eggs Set in the United States Up 2 Percent

Hatcheries in the United States weekly program set 222 million eggs in incubators during the week ending February 25, 2017, up 2 percent from a year ago. Continue reading

January Prices Received Index Decreased 1.6 Percent

The January Agriculture Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 86.4, decreased 1.6 percent from December 2016. At 78.3, the Crop Production Index decreased 3.1 percent. At 96.6, the Livestock Production Index increased 2.3 percent. Producers received lower prices for market eggs, turkeys, tomatoes, and cauliflower but higher prices for cattle, hogs, broilers, and corn. Compared with a year earlier, the Prices Received Index is down 2.9 percent. Continue reading

egg report
January Egg Production Up 9 Percent

United States egg production totaled 9.04 billion during January 2017, up 9 percent from last year. Production included 7.91 billion table eggs, and 1.12 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.04 billion were broiler-type and 87.7 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during January 2017 averaged 376 million, up 5 percent from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,401 eggs, up 3 percent from January 2016. Continue reading

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