Upper U.S. Midwest Organic Grain and Feedstuffs



DES MOINES - Dec 20/11 - 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       12/24/11
For the following states: WI, MN, IA, SD, ND, NE, KS, MO
***ATTENTION***
This report will be discontinued as of January 1, 2012. All of the
information contained here will be available in one combined nationwide
report, the National Organic Grain and Feedstuffs report, found here:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/lsbnof.pdf
**This report for the week ending 12/24/11 is being released early due to the
holidays.  Prices from the most current report are located below.  Updated
monthly and quarterly prices for the end of 2011 are included.**
Compared to two weeks ago, organic grain and feedstuffs prices were mostly
steady, with a weaker undertone.  Feed grade corn was steady, while feed
grade soybeans averaged $0.75 higher with soybean meal $25.00 lower on a
light test.  Demand for most commodities continues to be moderate to good,
with offerings mostly light for most commodities.  Most contacts said trading
was very slow due to many producers waiting until the new year to sell
sizable amounts of grain.  Weather continues to be mild, with some areas
experiencing rain and snow.
Monthly and quarterly prices are located below. All prices FOB the farm gate
and negotiated spot market.
                                      FOB                       FOB
                                 Price/Bushel            Weighted Average
                                                  12/10/11   11/26/11   12/25/10
Organic Corn
   Food Yellow
   Feed Yellow                  11.00- 12.00        11.50      11.57      6.73
Organic Soybeans
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                   19.50- 22.00        20.43      19.54
   Meal ($/ton)                870.00- 880.00      875.00     900.00
   Roasted ($/ton)
Organic Oats
   Feed Grade                                                  5.50
Organic Barley
   Food Grade
   Feed Grade                                                  9.06
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                                              9.05
   Feed Grade SRW
   Food Grade HRW
   Feed Grade HRW
   Food Grade SWW
   Food Grade HWW
   Food Grade Durum
Organic Rye
   Feed Grade
Organic Field Peas
   Feed Grade                                                  12.50
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Organic Alfalfa                  Per Ton/FOB
   Supreme
   Premium
   Good
   Fair
   Utility
Organic Grass Hay
   Premium
   Good
   Fair
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).
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Monthly and Quarterly Organic Prices (Weighted Average)
                             Dec 11      Nov 11    Dec 10   4th Qtr 2011
Food Grade Corn
Feed Grade Corn              10.63       11.24      6.62       9.37
Food Grade Soybeans                                 18.44      22.45
Feed Grade Soybeans          19.87       19.69      16.44      19.51
Roasted Soybeans (ton)
Soybean Meal (ton)           875.00      821.25               831.36
Feed Grade Oats                           5.50
Feed Grade Barley                         8.71                 8.50
Food Grade Brown Flax                    25.34                 25.82
Feed Grade Brown Flax
Food Grade Golden Flax                                         26.29
Feed Grade Golden Flax                              22.79
Food Grade Wheat (HRS)                   15.00                 13.24
Feed Grade Wheat (HRS)                                         11.31
Food Grade Wheat (SRW)
Feed Grade Wheat (SRW)        9.90        9.05                 8.92
Food Grade Wheat (HRW)                                         12.41
Feed Grade Wheat (HRW)                    9.48                 9.37
Food Grade Wheat (SWW)                                         12.69
Food Grade Wheat (HWW)                                         15.81
Food Grade Wheat (HWS)                                         13.82
Food Grade Durum Wheat                                         16.62
Food Grade Rye
Feed Grade Rye                                                 8.00
Feed Grade Peas                          11.12                 11.12
Mid Oleic Sunflowers
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Developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Endowed
Chair in Agricultural Systems, School of Agriculture.
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