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Upper U.S. Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuffs

DES MOINES - Jul 13/11 - SNS -- Bi-weekly USDA report on organic grain and feedstuffs prices in the U.S. upper midwest.

Upper Midwest Organic Grain & Feedstuffs Report (Bi-Weekly)
Weighted Average Report for the Week Ending      07/09/11
For the following states: WI, MN, IA, SD, ND, NE, KS, MO
Compared to two weeks ago, organic grain and feedstuffs were higher with
good demand and light to moderate offerings.  Corn continues to be in
demand along with barley, millet, milo and peas.  This trading period was
rather uneventful, with grain reportedly moving only if necessary.  Many
are in the process of cleaning out their storage bins and utilizing any
old crop small grains available to stretch their corn inventories through
harvest.  Monthly and quarterly prices are located below. All prices FOB
the farm gate and negotiated spot market.
                                     FOB                       FOB
                                Price/Bushel            Weighted Average
                                                 7/9/2011   6/25/2011  7/10/2010
Organic Corn
   Food Yellow
   Feed Yellow                 11.00- 13.25        11.80      11.20      4.24
Organic Soybeans
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                  18.25- 20.00        18.97      18.87      16.25
   Meal ($/ton)               765.00- 810.00      788.67
   Roasted ($/ton)
Organic Oats
   Feed Grade                   4.50- 5.00         4.79
Organic Barley
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                   7.00- 9.00         8.53       8.07
Organic Brown Flax
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade
Organic Golden Flax
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade
Organic Wheat
   Food Grade HRS
   Feed Grade HRS
   Food Grade SRW
   Feed Grade SRW               9.10- 9.45         9.21
   Food Grade HRW
   Feed Grade HRW
   Food Grade White
   Food Grade Durum
Organic Rye
   Feed Grade                                                            4.19
Organic Field Peas
   Feed Grade                  11.25- 12.00        11.51                 7.96
Organic Alfalfa                 Per Ton/FOB
Organic Grass Hay
Organic Straw
Table 1: Alfalfa guidelines (for domestic livestock use and not more
         than 10% grass)
 Quality     ADF     NDF      *RFV     **TDN-100%  **TDN-90%     CP
Supreme      <27     <34       >185        >62         >55.9     >22
Premium    27-29   34-36    170-185    60.5-62     54.5-55.9   20-22
Good       29-32   36-40    150-170      58-60     52.5-54.5   18-20
Fair       32-35   40-44    130-150      56-58     50.5-52.5   16-18
Utility      >35     >44       <130        <56         <50.5     <16
*RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula.
**TDN calculated using the western formula.
Quantitative factors are approximate, and many factors can affect
feeding value. Values based on 100 % dry matter (TDN showing both 100%
& 90%).  Guidelines are to be used with visual appearance and intent of
Sale (usage).
Monthly and Quarterly Organic Prices (Weighted Average)
                            Jun 11      May 11    June 10  2nd Qtr 2011
Food Grade Corn
Feed Grade Corn             11.08       10.12      4.57       10.59
Food Grade Soybeans                                22.25
Feed Grade Soybeans         19.04       18.95      16.59      19.05
Roasted Soybeans (ton)                            763.68
Soybean Meal (ton)                                           795.17
Feed Grade Oats                                               5.38
Feed Grade Barley            8.14                  3.47       7.90
Food Grade Brown Flax
Feed Grade Brown Flax
Food Grade Golden Flax
Feed Grade Golden Flax
Food Grade Wheat (HRS)
Feed Grade Wheat (HRS)
Food Grade Wheat (SRW)
Feed Grade Wheat (SRW)
Food Grade Wheat (HRW)
Feed Grade Wheat (HRW)                             4.59
Food Grade White Wheat
Food Grade Durum Wheat
Food Grade Rye
Feed Grade Rye
Feed Grade Peas
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