NCDA Market Report for Tuesday July 3

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 715 cattle, 183 goats, and 19 sheep were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were 2.00 higher; while feeder cattle were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$69, with high dressing up to $84. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$98. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$154, 500-600 lbs. were $138. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$130. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$138, 500-600 lbs. ranged $115-$134.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, June 29, a total of 304 goats and 113 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1&2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $47.50-$80, 40-60 lbs. $57.50-$170, 60-80 lbs. $80-$190; Yearlings 60-80 lbs. $67.50-$80.50, 100-120 lbs. $100-$125; Does/Nannies: 50-70 lbs. $45-$72.50, 70-100 lbs. $75-$140, 100-140 lbs. $115-$300; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $55-$135, 100-150 lbs. $130-$155, 150-250 lbs. $210-$255.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $25-$65, 60-100 lbs. $70-$105; Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. $110-$127.50.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $110-$160; Utility 80-100 lbs. $82.50-$105; Cull 60-120 lbs. $50-$75.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,133,000 head compared to 3,078,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 170.51, Large 158.88, Medium 95.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.77 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 80.41 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly mixed 13 cents lower to 17 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.52-$4.02 at elevators; new crop $3.69-$4.24. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 10 cents lower.  Prices were $8.68 at the processors and ranged $8.03-$8.26 at the elevators; new crop $7.98-$8.55. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 18 to 33 cents lower; prices were $3.57-$4.07 at the feed mills and $3.72-$4.41 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358 per ton for 48% protein.

 

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.29, —–, 4.07; Candor 4.22, —–, 4.07; Cofield 3.87, 8.54, —-; Laurinburg 4.19, —–, 3.97; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 3.97, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.23, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.24, —–, 4.07; Creswell 3.94, 8.03, 3.57; Statesville 3.97,

—–, —-; Warsaw 4.24, —–, 4.07; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.99, 8.13, 3.82; Clarkton 3.99, 8.13, 3.82; Clement —-, —–, 3.99; Clinton 3.99, 8.08, 3.87; Creswell —-, —–, 4.40; Elizabeth City 3.52, 8.26, 4.41; Lagrange 3.99, 8.03, 3.77; Monroe —-, 8.09, 4.40; Mount Olive 3.99, 8.03, 3.77;                    Norwood 3.92, 8.14, 3.77; Register 3.97, —–, 3.97; Warsaw #2 4.02, —–, 4.17;

Wilson —-, 8.08, 3.72.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.68; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, few low as $9.50, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $6.50-$7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 some $7-$7.50 few higher.

2018 Crop Blueberries:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Wide range in prices. Quality variable. Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14-$20 mostly $15-$19 few high as $21 occasional low as $13.

Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$16.35 few low as $15; extra-large $16-$16.35 few low as $14, fair quality $10-$10.35 occasional high as $12.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2018 Crop Potatoes-Chipper: Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10-$11.

Potatoes: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Some producers still experiencing harvesting delays due to wet fields. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $26-$26.50.