GRAIN

South Carolina closing cash grain bids as of 3 p.m. Thursday/ Prices delivered to country elevators or processors. New crop bids noted with (*). US 2 Yellow Corn was 12 to 19 cents higher. US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 12 to 15 cents higher. US 2 Soft Red Wheat was steady to 13 cents higher. New Crop US 2 Yellow Corn had too few bids to trend. New Crop US 1 Yellow Soybeans were 10 to 12 cents higher. New Crop US 2 Soft Red Wheat was 5 cents higher.

CORN: Country Elevators -- 3.62 and *3.97 at Anderson; 3.27 at Kingstree; 3.83 at Hamer; 3.27 at Lynchburg; 3.27 at Conway; 3.27 at Estill; Processors -- 3.98 at Orangeburg; 4.07 at Monetta; 3.98 at Sumter; 3.72 at Cassatt.

SOYBEANS: Country Elevators -- 9.06 and *8.95 at Anderson; *8.95 at Kingstree; 9.00 at Hamer; *8.95 at Lynchburg; *8.95 at Conway; *8.95 at Estill; *8.85 at Ridge Spring; Processors -- 9.55 and *9.35 at Kershaw; Export -- *9.50 at Mt. Pleasant.

WHEAT: Country Elevators -- 3.70 at Anderson; *3.83 at Kingstree; *4.49 at Hamer; *3.83 at Lynchburg; *3.83 at Conway; *3.83 at Estill; 3.22 at Ridge Spring; Processors -- No Bid at Monetta; No Bid at Sumter; No Bid Cassatt; 5.25 at Columbia; Export -- No Bid at Mt. Pleasant.

LIVESTOCK

S.C. auctions on Wednesday: Compared to last week, feeder cattle were mostly steady. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 125.00-137.00, 500-600 lbs 119.00-131.00. Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 120.00-140.00, 500-600 lbs 112.50- 125.00. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 400-500 lbs 120.00- 130.00, 500-600 lbs 115.00-132.00. Slaughter cows were 2.00 to 4.00 higher. Slaughter cows: Breakers 75-80% lean 70.00-73.00; Boners 85-85% lean 65.00-85.00; Lean 85-90% lean 75.00-77.00; Lean low dressing 45.00-62.00. Slaughter Bulls were steady to 7.00 higher. Slaughter Bulls: 1060-2235 lbs 83.00-98.00. Cow/Calf Pairs: Medium Large 1-2 930-1675 lbs Young to Middle Age cows with 185-295 lbs calves 1000.00-1850.00 per pair. Hogs on Wednesday: Plant delivered weighted average. National Direct Barrows & Gilts US 1 50-54% lean 240-300 lbs was 0.03 higher at 52.39. Sows live price 300-450 lbs 58.79; 450-500 lbs 61.70; 500-550 lbs 64.68.

COTTON

Southeast base price for 41-4/34 grade was 0.01 higher at 71.48.

COMMODITIES

Fruits & Vegetables: Prices paid to SC growers at the Columbia State Farmers Market on Thursday. Cilantro ctns bnchd 30s 12.00; Corn, Sweet 4 dz crts White 15.00; Cucumbers 1 1/9 bucrts Pickles Small-Medium 33.00; Eggplant 1 1/9 buctns Medium 15.00, 1/2 buctns Large/Medium/Small 12.00; Grapes 1/2 bubskts Muscadines 30.00-35.00, Scuppernongs 28.00-33.00, 20 lb ctns Muscadines/Scuppernongs 28.00; Greens 1.35 buctns bnchd Kale 24s 12.00, 1 1/9 buctns loose Turnip Tops/Mustard 12.00; Okra 1/2 bubskts Small-Medium 20.00-25.00; Onions, Green crts bnchd 24s 9.00, 48s 15.00; Parsley ctns bnchd Flat type 15.00; Peaches 1/2 bubskts Yellow Flesh 25.00-29.00, White Flesh 25.00, #2 20.00-23.00; Peanuts, Green bucrts Red Skin type 47.00-48.00, busks/crts Jumbo 40.00-45.00, Mixed Varieties 30.00, 1/2 bubskts Jumbo 20.00-25.00; Peas, Other approx. 27 lb sks Purple Hull 20.00-25.00, Pinkeye 20.00-21.00, 8 lb filmbags Shelled 25.00-27.00; Peppers, Other 1/2 buctns Banana Hot 12.00, Cubanelle 10.00- 12.00, Jalapeno 12.00, 1 1/9 buctns Jalapeno 20.00-22.00; Squash 3/4 buctns Crookneck Small 25.00, Medium 22.00, 1/2 buctns Zucchini Small 18.00, Medium 16.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb ctns Orange Flesh US Medium/Large 18.00, Small 15.00; Watermelons per melon Red Flesh Seeded 22-26 lbs 3.00, 24 inch bins Red Flesh Seedless 60s/45s/36s 135.00, Red Flesh Seeded 28s/35s/45s 110.00. SEASONAL MISC: Deer Corn 60 lb sks Cob type 7.00. OUT OF STATE PRODUCE: Apples buctns Ginger Gold/Red 20.00- 22.00, Gala/Fuji/Mutsu 22.00, Honeycrisp PA 30.00-32.00; Bananas 40 lb ctns 18.00; Beans bucrts Snap type 20.00; Beets 25 lb sks Red type Topped 13.00-14.00; Broccoli 20 lb ctns Crown Cut 22.00; Cabbage 50 lb ctns Green type 13.00-15.00; Cantaloupes 1/2 ctns CA 9s 16.00; Cucumbers ctns wrapped Long Green Select 15.00; Corn, Sweet 4 dz crts Bi- Color/Yellow 16.00; Greens ctns bnchs Collards 6s 13.00; Nectarines 1/2 buctns White Flesh WV 15.00; Onions, Dry 50 lb sks Yellow Jumbo 15.00, White Jumbo 20.00, 25 lb sks Red Jumbo 14.00, 16 3-lb sks Yellow Small 21.00, VIDALIA DISTRICT OF GEORGIA: 40 lb ctns Jumbo 20.00, 50 lb sacks Jumbo 23.00-25.00, 25 lb sacks Jumbo 13.00-14.00, 10 5-lb sacks Jumbo 23.00-27.00, Medium 24.00-26.00, 16 3-lb sacks Medium-Large 23.00- 25.00; Parsley ctns bnchd Curly type 60s 35.00; Peaches 1/2 buctns Yellow Flesh WV 25.00; Peas, Other approx. 27 lb sks Pinkeye/White Acre 21.00, 8 lb filmbags 25.00; Peppers, Bell 1 1/9 buctns Extra Large 12.00-15.00; Peppers, Other 1 1/9 buctns Jalapeno 18.00; Plums 28 lb ctns Black and Red types 25.00; Potatoes 50 lb sacks New Crop FL Red A type #2 16.00-18.00, Red B type #2 19.00, White A type #2 16.00, White B type #2 18.00; Sweet Potatoes 40 lb ctns Orange type US Number 1 MS 23.00, US 2 MS 15.00, Jumbo MS 15.00, Purple MS 25.00; Tomatoes 25 lb ctns Vine Ripe Turning Red Extra Large and Jumbo 14.00-18.00, Medium and Large 13.00-15.00, Green Extra Large 16.00-17.00; Tomatoes, Cherry 12 1-pt flts Red type 16.00-17.00; Tomatoes, Grape 12 1-pt cntrs Red type 12.00-16.00; Tomatoes, Plum 25 lb ctns Roma type Large/Extra Large 15.00-19.00; Turnips 25 lb sks Topped Large 13.00-14.00; Watermelon Red Flesh Seedless 12-14 lbs 2.00, 15-18 lbs 2.50-3.00, 19-24 lbs 3.00-3.50, Red Flesh Seeded 24-28 lbs 3.50, 28-32 lbs 4.00, 24 inch bins Red Flesh Seedless 60s/45s/36s 135.00, Red FleshSeeded 28s/35s/45s 110.00.

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Orangeburg Stockyards

Report for Wednesday Aug 30, 2017: Cattle Receipts: 277 Last Week: 401 Last year: 398

Based on limited comparable sales, prices of feeder steers and feeder heifers remained steady. Feeder bulls sold 3.00 higher. Slaughter cows sold 4.00 higher and slaughter bulls sold 7.00 higher this week. There was a moderate offering of high quality calves with active buyer participation. There is a low demand for fleshy, extremely thin fleshed calves and those with long hair. *** This report reflects prices of the majority of cattle with a USDA grade, weight and sex on this sale date. This report does not represent all animals at the sale on this date. *** Slaughter cows made up 14 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 2 percent, replacement cows 3 percent, and feeders 80 percent. The feeder supply included 41 percent steers, 40 percent heifers, and 20 percent bulls. Near 35 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs. (Figures in parentheses are weighted average weights and prices for each category) Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 240-240 lbs (240) 160.00 (160.00); 250- 290 lbs (276) 152.50-167.50 (162.26); 325-340 lbs (333) 147.50-155.00 (151.17); 360-395 lbs (372) 137.50-147.50 (142.99); 415-445 lbs (428) 135.00-137.00 (135.49); 450-495 lbs (466) 127.50-135.00 (132.14); 500-500 lbs (500) 125.00- 131.00 (128.00); 530-530 lbs value added (530) 135.00 (135.00); 550-555 lbs (553) 126.00-131.00 (128.49); 552-552 lbs value added (552) 133.00 (133.00); 600-624 lbs (618) 126.00-130.00 (129.51); 621-621 lbs value added (621) 136.00 (136.00); 670-670 lbs (670) 125.00 (125.00); 704-705 lbs (704) 121.00-124.00 (123.67); 865-865 lbs (865) 100.00 (100.00). Small 1-2 250-250 lbs (250) 140.00 (140.00); 300-300 lbs (300) 110.00 (100.00). Medium 2 360-395 lbs (381) 125.00-135.00 (129.93); 525-525 lbs (525) 115.00 (115.00); 510-510 lbs thin fleshed (510) 100.00 (100.00); 570-570 lbs (570) 115.00 (115.00), thin fleshed (570) 107.50 (107.50). Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 265-280 lbs (273) 135.00-137.50 (136.22); 345-345 lbs (345) 132.50 (132.50); 370-380 lbs (375) 125.00-126.00 (125.49); 410-410 lbs (410) 120.00-124.00 (122.00); 460-495 lbs (474) 120.00- 125.00 (122.96); 493-493 lbs value added (493) 126.00 (126.00); 510-535 lbs (522) 115.00-120.00 (118.29); 520-520 lbs value added (520) 126.00 (126.00); 590-590 lbs fleshy (590) 115.00 (115.00); 605-630 lbs (617) 117.00-121.00 (118.66); 635-635 lbs fleshy (635) 112.00 (112.00); 675-690 lbs fleshy (683) 106.00-112.00 (108.97); 683-683 lbs value added (683) 121.00 (121.00); 770-790 lbs fleshy (784) 94.00-98.00 (95.76); 885-885 lbs (885) 97.00 (97.00); 940-940 lbs (940) 95.00 (95.00). Small 1-2 295-295 lbs (295) 112.50 (112.50); 335-335 lbs (335) 97.50 (97.50); 350-350 lbs (350) 110.00 (110.00); 440-440 lbs (440) 106.00 (106.00); 480-480 lbs (480) 70.00 (70.00); 570-575 lbs full (573) 72.50- 85.00 (78.78). Medium 2 229-240 lbs (233) 150.00 (150.00); 205-205 lbs thin fleshed (205) 135.00 (135.00); 250-250 lbs (250) 127.50 (127.50); 340-340 lbs (340) 110.00 (110.00); 390-390 lbs (390) 115.00 (115.00); 400-445 lbs (429) 109.00-118.00 (113.28); 440-440 lbs fleshy (440) 82.50 (82.50); 460-490 lbs (475) 110.00-115.00 (112.58); 525-525 lbs (525) 100.00 (100.00); 550-550 lbs (550) 100.00 (100.00); 610-625 lbs (618) 100.00-102.00 (101.01); 655-670 lbs (663) 96.00-102.50 (99.29); 700-700 lbs (700) 97.50 (97.50); 755-795 lbs (775) 87.50-90.00 (88.78). Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 405-435 lbs (423) 130.00-140.00 (132.94); 415-415 lbs fleshy (415) 125.00 (125.00); 460-460 lbs (460) 135.00 (135.00); 465-465 lbs fleshy (465) 125.00 (125.00); 505-525 lbs (514) 121.00-125.00 (123.26); 550-560 lbs (553) 119.00-121.00 (120.34); 600-640 lbs (624) 114.00- 120.00 (116.70); 725-725 lbs (725) 100.00 (100.00); 765-765 lbs (765) 93.00 (93.00); 875-875 lbs (875) 94.00 (94.00). Small 1-2 490-490 lbs (490) 100.00 (100.00); 525-525 lbs (525) 95.00 (95.00); 735-735 lbs (735) 84.00 (84.00). Medium 2 435-435 lbs (435) 126.00 (126.00); 470-490 lbs (483) 110.00-120.00 (116.94); 485-485 lbs thin fleshed (485) 90.00 (90.00); 505-540 lbs (525) 110.00-118.00 (114.43); 555-595 lbs (575) 90.00-100.00 (94.83); 695-695 lbs (695) 90.00 (90.00), thin fleshed (695) 83.00 (83.00); 825-825 lbs (825) 89.00 (89.00). Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 1000-1000 lbs (1000) 760.00 per head 4- 6 months bred (760.00). Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged 1255-1255 lbs (1255) 853.00 per head 4-6 months bred (853.00). Medium 2 Young 950-950 lbs (950) 741.00 per head 1-3 months bred (741.00). 915-925 lbs (920) 657.00-778.00 per head 4-6 months bred (717.17). Small 1-2 Young 785-785 lbs (785) 644.00 per head 1-3 months bred (644.00). 760-760 lbs (760) 627.00 per head 4-6 months bred (627.00). Small 2 Young 940-940 lbs (940) 800.00 per head 7-9 months bred (800.00). Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1285-1285 lbs (1285) 68.00 (68.00); 1055-1055 lbs high dressing (1055) 78.00 (78.00); 990-990 lbs low dressing (990) 51.00-51.00 (51.00). Boner 80-85 percent lean 865-865 lbs (865) 68.00 (68.00); 860-860 lbs low dressing (860) 61.00 (61.00); 1040-1380 lbs (1235) 65.00-69.00 (67.54); 1015-1035 lbs high dressing (1025) 75.00-77.00 (75.99); 940-1275 lbs low dressing (1080) 50.00-65.00 (60.51); 1525-1525 lbs (1525) 66.00 (66.00). Lean 85-90 percent lean 705-795 lbs low dressing (763) 45.00-47.50 (46.46); 850-1265 lbs low dressing (1097) 46.00-62.00 (55.72). Cow/Calf Pairs: [7] Small 1-2 755-900 lbs young to middle aged cows with 215- 420 lbs calves 750.00-1140.00 per pair. Medium 1 930 lbs young cow with a 440 lbs calf 1110.00 per pair. Large 1 1675 lbs middle aged cow with a 295 lbs calf 1525.00 per pair. Goats: [56] Last week [22] Slaughter and replacement classes sold on a per head basis and weights are estimated. Kids: Sel 1 20-40 lbs 50.00-55.00, 40-60 lbs 80.00-100.00, 60-80 lbs 135.00-160.00; Sel 2 under 20 lbs 15.00-25.00, 20-40 lbs 32.50-47.50, 40-60 lbs 50.00-70.00. Does/Nannies: Sel 1 50-70.00 lbs a couple @ 75.00, 100-140 lbs one @ 150.00; Sel 2 70-100 lbs one @ 75.00, 140-180 lbs 140.00-150.00. Bucks/Billies: Slaughter and Replacement: Sel 1 70-100 lbs one @ 100.00, 100-150 lbs one @ 150.00, 150-250 lbs one @ 150.00; Sel 2 70-100 lbs one @ 65.00. 100-150 lbs 100.00-115.00. Hogs: [190] Last Week: 93 Barrows and Gilts: US 1-3 200-250 lbs 45.00-55.00, 250-300 lbs 39.00-49.00, 300-350 lbs five @ 46.00. Sows: US 1-3 300-400 lbs 42.00-47.00, 450-500 lbs 44.00-50.00, 500-600 lbs 47.00-57.00, 600 lbs and up a couple @ 56.00. Boars: 200-300 lbs one @ 25.00, 300 lbs and up 4.00-9.00. BBQ Shoats: US 1-3 100-200 lbs 43.00-74.00. Feeder pigs: US 1-3 Under 100 lbs 5.00- 51.00 per head. Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1295-1460 lbs (1378) 89.00-97.00 (93.24); 1445-1445 lbs low dressing (1445) 83.00-83.00 (83.00); 1710-2235 lbs (1973) 86.00-96.00 (90.33); 1525-1525 lbs low dressing (1525) 83.00-83.00 (83.00).

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