Most SD ag prices down from last month
August 1, 2008
Preliminary July prices were up from June for corn, soybeans, and oats, according to the South Dakota Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Preliminary prices for barrows and gilts, sows, and calves were down, while cows were up.
For July, the preliminary winter wheat price, at $8, was down $1.63 from last month but up $2.95 from last July. The spring wheat price, at $8.70, was $1.60 lower than last month but $3.35 higher than last year.
The July soybean price, at $13, was 50 cents higher than last month and $5.90 higher than last year. The corn price, at $5.75, was up 20 cents from last month and up $2.47 from last year. The preliminary all sunflower price, at $28, was down $1.50 from last month but up $9.00 from last year.
The preliminary July barrow and gilt price, at $54.90, was down $1.30 from last month but up $1.30 from last year, while sows, at $21, were down $5.80 from June and down $15.00 from July 2007.
The preliminary July steer and heifer price, at $100, was unchanged from June but up $2 from July of last year. Calves, at $105, were down $7 from last month and down $22 from July 2007.
The July alfalfa price, at $111 per ton, was down $7 from last month but up $19 from last year.
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The other hay price, at $85, was down $18 from last month but up $9 from July 2007.