MCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday August 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 16, 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 Thursday in Smithfield a total of 389 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 higher, while bulls were 4.00 to 7.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were 6.00 to 11.00 lower on a very light test; bulls 8.00 to 11.00 lower; and heifers mostly 12.0 to 14.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$67, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $71-$85, high dressing was $92.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $116.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $95-$112, 500-600 lbs. were $94-$109.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $107-$119, 500-600 lbs. ranged $106-$113.

 

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, some fairly heavy to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 3,739,000 head compared to 3,986,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate, overall.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 101.10, Large 92.82, Medium 60.49, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.40 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 9 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.05-$5.01 at feed mills and $4.01-$4.50 at elevators; new crop $3.91-$4.91.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 cents higher.  Prices were $9.03 at the processors and ranged $8.27-$8.37 at the elevators; new crop $8.01-$8.55.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 9 cents higher; prices were $4.45-$4.60 at the feed mills and $4.30-$5.00 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.40, —–, 4.45; Candor 4.71, —–, —-; Cofield 4.11,  8.57, —-; Laurinburg 4.55, —–, 4.45; Monroe 4.91, —–, —-; Nashville 5.01, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.96, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.60; Creswell 4.05, —–, —-; Statesville 4.21, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.60; Pantego #2 4.53, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.20,  8.27, 4.40; Clarkton 4.40,  8.31, 4.40;

Clement —-, —–, 4.31; Clinton 4.30,  8.37, 4.40; Creswell —-, —–, 4.30;

Elizabeth City 4.01,  8.35, —-; Lagrange 4.25,  8.37, 4.40; Monroe —-, —–, 5.00;

Mount Olive 4.30,  8.37, 4.40; Norwood 4.46,  8.30, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.50, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.40.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.03; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  Wide price range large.   1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$14.35 mostly $12; extra large $10-$14.35 mostly $12, fair quality $8-$10.35, large $8-$12.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck medium slightly lower, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35 mostly $8, medium $6-$8.35 mostly $6; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $4-$6.35 mostly $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $12.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.   25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.