Livestock prices from around the West
Slaughter lambs were 10.00-20.00 lower, instances 20.00-40.00 lower. Slaughter ewes were weak to 5.00 lower, instances 10.00-20.00 lower.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during April for ordinary protein trended one to two cents per bushel lower compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.80-5.90.
Demand is in a full range of light to fairly good.
Milk production is generally well-balanced with processing needs in the Pacific Northwest.
Calving has been challenging for a wide area of producers this spring with temperature fluctuations and excessive moisture being reported.
Trade very active in he Columbia Basin on new crop contracts, slow on domestic feeder hay due to low supplies.
Last year, Chinese buyers purchased more than 90 percent of the 245 million bushels of sorghum America exported.
Trump said after meeting with Abe that the two leaders did not agree on a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
China has ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington
Sales rose at grocery stores, restaurants and bars, and drug stores.
Bids for US 1 Soft White Wheat delivered to Portland in unit trains or barges during April for ordinary protein trended 9 to 42.00 cents per bushel higher compared to week ago prices for the same delivery period from 5.82-5.91.
In the mountain states of Idaho, Utah and Colorado, industry contacts say milk production is coming on strong.
The CME Cattle complex has been a driving force in the roller coaster ride of the last couple of weeks.