SD September prices down
October 3, 2008
Preliminary September prices were up from August for corn, alfalfa hay, and other hay, according to the South Dakota Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Preliminary prices for barrows and gilts, calves, cows, and steers and heifers were down from August.
For September, the preliminary winter wheat price, at $6.67, was down 39 cents from last month but up 52 cents from last September. The spring wheat price, at $7.10, was $1.01 lower than last month but $1.18 higher than last year. The September soybean price, at $11.90, was 70 cents lower than last month but $4.20 higher than last year. The corn price, at $5.00, was up nine cents from last month and up $1.71 from last year.
The preliminary September barrow and gilt price, at $54.50, was down $9.90 from last month but up $6.30 from last year, while sows, at $48.50, were up $9 from August and up $12.90 from September 2007.
The preliminary September steer and heifer price, at $103, was down $1 from August and down $5 from September of last year. Calves, at $108, were down $4 from last month and down $24 from September 2007.
The September alfalfa price, at $106 per ton, was up $6 from last month and up $13 from last year. The other hay price, at $84, was up $6 from last month and up $8 from September 2007.