Arkansas Farm Bureau
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Grain & Soybean Date: February 05, 2010

Soybeans

Local Elevators:
(Feb) EAST AR:  861 to 879
(NC) Summ. 852 to 874
River Elevators:
(Feb) MISS: 878 to 923 ; AR & White 863 to 873
(NC) Summ. 849 to 884
Ark. Processor Bids: (Feb) 876 to 884  (NC) 861 to 862
Memphis:  (Feb) 918 1/2 to 931 1/2 (NC)  883 1/2 to 888 1/2
Riceland Foods:  (Feb) Stuttgart 876 ; Pendleton 873 ; West Memphis 917

Chicago Futures: Mar down 1/2 at  913 1/2
  May  down  1/2  at  924 1/4
  July down 3/4  at  932 3/4
  Sept down 3 3/4  at  914 1/4
  Nov down 6 1/2  at  903 1/2
  Today's Arkansas LDP rate for soybeans is:

Soybean Comment
Soybeans closed the day down slightly. Prices continue to hold up well given the crop reports that continue to flow out of South America. Most expect the USDA to revise South American production numbers higher on Tuesday. The large crop will likely put the breaks on U.S. soybean exports, which are already at 93% of the USDA projection for 2009/10.

Wheat
Cash bid for February at Memphis  413 1/4 to 445 1/4;
Bids to farmers at Local Elevators 441-453;
River Elevators 445-476;

Chicago Futures: Mar down  2 1/2  at  473 1/4 
  May down at  488 
  July down  1 3/4  at  500 1/2 
  Sept down  1 1/4  at  516 3/4 
  Dec down  at  544 3/4 
  Today's Arkansas LDP rate for wheat is:

Grain Sorghum
Cash bid for February at Memphis  628 to - - -;
Bids to farmers at River Elevators 486-561;
Today's Arkansas LDP rate for sorghum is:

Corn
Cash bid for February at Memphis   360 1/2 to 361 1/2;
  New crop at Memphis   310 1/4 to 365 1/4;
Bids to farmers at River Elevators  326 to 352

Chicago Futures: Mar down  2 1/2  at  351 1/2 
  May down  2 1/4  at  363 
  Sept down  2 1/2  at  380 1/4 
  Dec down  2 3/4  at  387 
  Today's Arkansas LDP rate for corn is:

Grain Comment
July wheat closed down today. Prices continue to be pressured by the large stocks both here in the U.S. and around the World. Its likely that next week’s USDA report will reduce total U.S. wheat consumption and push stocks-to-use over the 50% mark. Barring a catastrophic crop failure in a major producing country, it will take a while for the U.S. to work through its large stocks. Wheat prices will depend on outside markets to provide support. Support for July is now the contract low of $4.86.

Corn prices closed the day down slightly. Prices continue to be plagued by the large U.S. crop reported by the USDA in January. The February report will likely show a larger South American crop which will add further pressure to prices. Combine that with the strong dollar and falling oil prices, and there is little news to support stronger corn prices.



Cotton & Rice  Date: February 05, 2010


Cotton
Spot Price, Grade 41 Staple 34: Memphis down 212 at  6287
  Greenwood down  212 at 6287

New York Futures: Mar down  237  at  6662 
  May down  227  at  6823 
 July down  219  at  6926 
 Oct down  162  at  6888 
 Dec down  203  at  6873 
This week's LDP rate for cotton is  0 cents
  The estimate for next week is  0 cents
Cotton Comment
Cotton prices fell again today, giving back most of this weeks gains. A strong dollar combined with weak financial markets continues to plague the cotton market.

Rice
Long Grain Cash Bid for  Feb 1308/cwt  to  - - -
  - - - - - -  to  - - -

Chicago Futures: Mar down  9 1/2  at  1408 1/2 
 May down  at  1439 1/2 
 July down  6 1/2  at  1463 
 Sept down  6 1/2  at  1354 
 - - -   - - -  at  - - - 
Today's Arkansas LDP rate for long grain rice is 
medium grain rice is 
Rice Comment
Rice futures were down again today. Weakness in other markets is pressuring rice prices lower. Rice exports continue to lag behind last years exports. While milled exports are slightly lower than larger than last year, they remain well below the 5-year average level. Support is located at the January low of $13.40.



Cattle & Hogs  Date: February 05, 2010

Cattle
As reported by Federal-State Market News, receipts were 4,465 head at sales in Arkansas this week.  Compared with last week, feeder steers sold $1 to $5 lower .

Steers:
 Medium & Large Frame 1   400 to 450 lbs. 114 to - - -
  500 to 550 lbs. 105 to - - -
  600 to 650 lbs. 96 to - - -
 Medium & Large Frame 2   450 to 500 lbs. 100 to - - -

Heifers:
 Medium & Large Frame 1   500 to 550 lbs. 91 to - - -
 Medium & Large Frame 2   450 to 500 lbs. 85 to - - -

Slaughter Cows, Boners 47   to   53
Light Weight 33 to 38
Bulls, Yield Grade   1   1000   to   2100 lbs.   56   to   63
Midwest Steers   were steady   at   84   to   - - -
Panhandle Steers   were steady to $1   at   84   to   85

Oklahoma City Feeders
Steers 500 to 550 lbs. 99.50 to 110
  550 to 600 lbs. 104 to - - -
Heifers 500 to 550 lbs. 88.50 to 98
  550 to 600 lbs. 87 to 95.85

Chicago Futures:
Live Cattle: April up 32 at 9040
  June up 25 at 8810
Feeders: Mar up 107 at 9832
  May up 92 at 10117

Cattle Comment
Cattle futures were up slightly. Strengthening cash prices at local markets combined with poor weather in the Midwest are supporting cattle futures.

Hogs
Peoria: were     steady   at   39   to   41

Chicago Futures: April down 20 at 6672
  June down 22 at 7542

Sheep
St. Paul n/a   at   - - -   to   - - -

Hogs Comment
Hogs ended mixed. While cutout prices remain strong pork demand continues to be sluggish.



Poultry  Date: February 05, 2010

Eggs
New York:  Ex. Lg. 123-127; Lg. 121-125; Med. 105-109;
Chicago:  Ex. Lg. 129-137; Lg. 127-135; Med. 98-106;

Eastern Region Turkeys
Hens: 8-16 lbs. 79
Toms: 16-24 lbs. 76
 

Delmarva Broilers
U.S. Grade A
The market tone was mostly steady. Demand entering the weekend was fair to moderate with trading usually limited to regular commitments. Supplies of all sizes were moderate to satisfy current trade needs. In production areas live supplies were moderate at mostly desirable weights.