|July Agricultural Prices Received
| Released: July 31, 2008
For more information contact Lindsey Houska at 1-800-835-2612.
|June full month crop prices were mostly lower when compared
with May 2008. Montana's winter wheat price was $8.13 per bushel, down
$0.99 from the previous month; spring wheat decreased $0.90 to $10.40
per bushel, and durum wheat was down $0.40 to $10.80 per bushel. Feed
barley prices decreased $0.62 from the previous month to $3.45 per bushel,
but malt barley prices were up $0.44 to $6.49 per bushel. |
The mid-July price for alfalfa hay jumped $31.00 to $115.00 per ton and all other hay rose $28.00 to $127.00 per ton. Mid-July grain prices were mostly higher with winter wheat at $8.15 per bushel, spring wheat was $8.22 per bushel, durum wheat was $11.20 per bushel, malt barley was $4.77 per bushel, and feed barley was $4.21 per bushel.
Livestock prices for the full month of June were mostly lower when compared with the previous month. Steer and heifer prices decreased $1.80 to $97.00 per cwt, calves dropped $8.00 to $108.00 per cwt, cows decreased $0.40 to $53.90 per cwt. Sheep prices increased $2.50 to $22.30 per cwt and lambs rose $6.00 to $110.00 per cwt. Milk prices decreased $0.90 per cwt from last month to $17.70 per cwt. Steers and heifers for mid-July were $101.00 per cwt, cows were $59.10 per cwt, calves were $108.00 per cwt, and the all milk price was $18.60 per cwt.
Nationally, prices for June and changes from May were as follows: winter wheat was $7.51 per bushel, down $0.66, spring wheat was $10.10 per bushel, down $0.60, durum wheat was $8.41 per bushel, down $5.09, all barley was $4.75 per bushel, up $0.23, steers and heifers were $96.40 per cwt, up $0.50, calves were $118.00 per cwt, down $1.00, sheep were $24.80 per cwt, down $2.90, lambs were $102.00 per cwt, up $2.00, and all milk was $19.30 per cwt, up $0.90.
The U.S. mid-July winter wheat price was $7.09 per bushel, spring wheat was $8.48 per bushel, durum wheat was $10.80 per bushel, all wheat was $7.29 per bushel, malt barley was $4.57 per bushel, feed barley was $4.68 per bushel, and oats were $3.57 per bushel. Steer and heifer prices were $100.00 per cwt, cows were $56.40 per cwt, calves were $115.00 per cwt, all hogs were $52.50 per cwt, and all eggs were $0.841 per dozen.
The preliminary All Farm Products Index is up 22 points (16 percent) from July 2007. The Food Commodities Index, at 157, increased 2 points (1.3 percent) from last month and increased 17 points (12 percent) from July 2007.
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