NCDA Market Highlights for Friday August 10

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 09, 2018 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 auctions held Wednesday, August 08, in Norwood and North Wilkesboro, a total of 742 cattle and 2 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous week’s sales, slaughter cows were $1.00 to $7.00 lower; bulls were steady to $2.00 higher. Feeder steers were mixed; $3.00 lower to $4.00 higher; heifers were mostly steady to $3.00 lower, while feeder bulls were mostly $1.00 to $7.00 higher. Demand and market activity were moderate. Offerings ranged light to moderate with quality being plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$64.00, with high dressing up to $80.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$90.00, with high dressing up to $91.00. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $132.00-$160.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $132.00-$153.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122.00-$150.00, 500-600 lbs. were $117.00-$136.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$156.00, 500-600 lbs. were $121.00-$143.00.

 

Video Auction: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, August 08, an estimated 1813 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 575 lbs. $173.25 (value added), 687 lbs. $158.50 (split loads), 830 lbs. $159.25 (split loads), 855 lbs. $152.95 (value added); Medium 1-2 650 lbs. $160.25, 628 lbs. $148.37 (split loads), 766 lbs. $144.92, 775 lbs. $152.00 (split loads), 725 lbs. $155.00 (Sept, split loads), 700 lbs. $160.25 (Nov, value added), 775 lbs. $159.25 (value added), 824 lbs. $153.12 (Nov, value added).  Heifers: Medium 1 624 lbs. $151.24 (split loads), 650 lbs. $146.75 (value added), 740 lbs. $153.25 (split loads), 775 lbs. $138.00 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 600 lbs. $149.50, 700 lbs. $143.50, 750 lbs. $146.00 (value added); Medium 1-2 614 lbs. $143.29 (split loads), 600 lbs. $145.25 (Nov, value added), 650 lbs. $149.00 (Sept, split loads), 785 lbs. $133.75, 750 lbs. $144.25 (Nov, value added), 725 lbs. $146.00 (split loads).

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady, and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 3,190,000 head compared to 3,037,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on steady on Small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was moderate to good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 143.37, Large 130.02, Medium 83.09, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 86.76 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.47 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.14-$4.49 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.49 at elevators; new crop $3.93-$4.39.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents lower. Prices were $9.44 at the processors and ranged $8.42-$8.79 at the elevators; new crop $8.54-$8.89. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 to 3 cents lower; prices were $3.92-$4.42 at the feed mills and $4.07-$5.24 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $364.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.42; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.14, 9.04, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.39, —–, —-; Nashville 4.31, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.49, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.47, —–, 4.42; Creswell 4.17, 8.43, 3.92; Statesville 4.19, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.47, —–, 4.42; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 4.07,  8.58, 4.17; Clarkton 4.12,  8.58, 4.17; Clement —-, —–, 4.23; Clinton 4.27,  8.53, 4.22; Creswell 3.94,  8.42, 5.24; Elizabeth City 3.84,  8.79, —-; Lagrange 4.22,  8.48, 4.12; Monroe —-,  8.44, —-; Mount Olive 4.27,  8.48, 4.12; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.37, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.49, —–, 4.34; Wilson —-,  8.53, 4.07.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 9.44; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 15.50-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00 some 9.75, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 7.00-8.00 some 9.50 few higher.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply medium very light, fair quality light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality 6.00-8.35 mostly 6.00.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.35, extra large 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.35, fair quality 10.00-12.00 mostly 10.00-10.35, large 11.00-12.00 mostly 11.00-11.35.  Squash:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-10.35 mostly 8.00, medium 6.00-8.35 mostly 6.00; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-6.35.  Tomatoes:  supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some production curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 8.95-11.95 includes previous commitments, extra large 8.95-11.95 includes previous commitments, large 8.95-9.95 includes previous commitments.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand moderate.  Market lower.  Some production curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 9.95-10.95, 20 pound cartons loose 17.95-19.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some production curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95 some 9.95, large 11.95-13.95 some 9.95.