NCDA&CS Market highlights for Tuesday June 18

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 17, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,106 cattle, 129 goats, and 68 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 3.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; and heifers mixed, 2.00 lower to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53-$68, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$96.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$155, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$141.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $117-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $118-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$140, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$135.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, June 14, a total of 307 goats and 81 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $30-$195; Yearlings 60-120 lbs. $87-$177; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $70-$190, 100-140 lbs. $90-$270; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $95-$177, 100-150 lbs. $135-$175, 150-250 lbs. $200-$340.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $50, 60-100 lbs. $65-$70; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $35-$90, 60-100 lbs. $75-$125, 100-140 lbs. $132.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $125; Utility 80-100 lbs. $35-$85.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly desirable.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,580,000 head compared to 3,379,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 91.72, Large 86.20, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 64.06 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 61.35 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.94-$5.65 at feed mills and $4.70-$5.25 at elevators; new crop $4.80-$5.59.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 16 cents higher.  Prices were $9.08-$9.38 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.82 at the elevators; new crop $8.47-$9.15.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher, prices were $4.89-$5.34 at the feed mills and $5.14-$5.69 at the elevators; new crop $4.89-$5.34.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $359.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.29, —–, 5.34; Candor 5.65, —–, —-; Cofield 4.97,  9.03, —-; Laurinburg 5.64, —–, 5.34; Monroe 5.41, —–, —-; Nashville 5.54, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.51, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.24, —–, 5.34; Creswell 4.94, —–, 4.89; Statesville 5.04, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.24, —–, 5.34; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.94,  8.82, 5.14; Clarkton 4.94,  7.87, 5.14; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.94,  8.82, 5.14; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.70,  8.81, 5.25;

Lagrange 5.09,  8.82, 5.14; Monroe —-, —–, 5.69; Mount Olive 4.94,  8.82, 5.14;

Norwood 5.25,  8.33, 5.25; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 5.14.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.38; Selma, 9.08.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $22 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$15 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 high as $14 occasional higher.  2019 Crop Beans:  Demand good.  Market slightly lower.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $30 LAST REPORTBlueberries:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 mostly $18 few lower.  Cabbage:  Demand good.  Market lower.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $15-$16.  Cucumbers:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$16 mostly $16, fair quality $6-$8; cartons 24s $5-$6. 

Squash:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10 mostly $10, medium $6-$8 mostly $8; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16 mostly $16, medium $12-$14 mostly $14 LAST REPORTElizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes-Chipper:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10.75-$12.