NCDA Market Highlights for Friday August 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 30, 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 29, in Norwood and North Wilkesboro, a total of 746 cattle and no goats were sold.  Compared to the previous week’s sale, slaughter cattle were mixed; $8.00 higher to $5.00 lower. Feeder cattle were mostly $3.00 to $5.00 higher. Demand and market activity were moderate. Offerings ranged light to moderate with quality being plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51.00-$63.00, with high dressing up to $72.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.50-$94.00, with high dressing up to $99.50. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $141.00-$150.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130.00-$153.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $123.00-$144.00, 500-600 lbs. were $117.00-$134.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$154.00, 500-600 lbs. were $115.00-$136.00.

 

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 3,195,000 head compared to 3,128,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate to heavy. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 149.16, Large 135.20, Medium 89.52, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 81.92 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 78.71 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.81-$4.21 at feed mills and $3.66-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.67-$4.21.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents lower. Prices were $8.71 at the processors and ranged $7.72-$8.17 at the elevators; new crop $7.72-$8.17. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady; prices were $3.66-$4.16 at the feed mills and $3.81-$4.68 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $333.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.01, —–, 4.16; Candor 4.12, —–, —-; Cofield 4.02, 8.47, —-; Laurinburg 4.01, —–, 4.06; Monroe 4.06, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.16; Creswell 3.81, 7.69, 3.66; Statesville 3.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.71, 7.84, 3.91; Clarkton 3.81, 7.84, 3.91; Clement 3.78, —–, 3.93; Clinton 4.01, 7.79, 3.96; Creswell 3.66, 7.91, 4.68; Elizabeth City 3.72, 8.17, —-; Lagrange 3.96, 7.74, 3.86; Monroe —-, 7.72, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 7.74, 3.86; Norwood 3.87, 7.87, —-; Register 3.96, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.06; Wilson —-, 7.79, 3.81.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.71; 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 9.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few 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 light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 16.00-20.35 mostly 20.00-20.35 fair quality 8.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 10.00-10.35, extra large 10.00-10.35, fair quality 8.00-8.35, large 9.00-9.35.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35, medium 10.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35; Yellow Straightneck small 12.00-14.35 mostly 12.00, medium 8.00-10.35 mostly 10.00-10.35.  Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, large 11.95-15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95-9.95, 20 pound cartons loose 16.95-17.95 mostly 17.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95, large 11.95-13.95.