NCDA Market Highlights for Friday December 14

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 13, 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:  Due to the inclement weather, there were no livestock auctions held Wednesday in North Wilkesboro and Norwood.

 

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 2,810,000 head compared to 2,909,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 150.80, Large 149.58, Medium 106.00, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.41 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.98 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.19-$4.74 at feed mills and $3.94-$4.24 at elevators; new crop $4.28-$4.58.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 cents lower. Prices were $8.72-$8.97 at the processors and ranged $8.27-$8.72 at the elevators; new crop $9.41. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower; prices were $3.94-$4.44 at the feed mills and $4.09-$4.24 at the elevators; new crop $4.16-$5.13. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.44, —–, 4.44; Candor 4.59, —–, —-; Cofield 4.27, 8.87, —-; Laurinburg 4.54, —–, 4.34; Monroe 4.52, —–, —-; Nashville 4.74, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.64, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.49, —–, 4.44; Creswell 4.19, 8.47, 3.94; Statesville 4.34, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.49, —–, 4.44; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.99, 8.52, 4.19; Clarkton 4.09, 8.47, 4.19; Clement 3.96, 8.53, —-; Clinton 4.19, 8.52, 4.24; Creswell 3.99, 8.43, —-; Elizabeth City 3.94, 8.72, —-; Lagrange 4.09, 8.42, 4.14; Monroe —-, 8.67, —-; Mount Olive 4.19, 8.52, 4.14; Norwood 4.24, 8.32, —-; Register —-, 8.47, —-; Warsaw #2 4.24, 8.42, —-; Wilson —-, 8.27, 4.09.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.97; Selma, 8.72.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.97, 8.54, 4.17; Clarkton 4.07, 8.49, 4.17; Clement 3.92, 8.39, —-; Clinton 4.17, 8.54, 4.22; Creswell 3.84, 8.45, —-; Elizabeth City 3.93, 8.75, —-; Lagrange 4.07, 8.44, 4.12; Monroe —-, 8.70, —-; Mount Olive 4.17, 8.54, 4.12; Norwood 4.23, 8.35, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.22, 8.44, —-; Wilson —-, 8.29, 4.07.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.99; Selma, 8.74.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate. Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-16.00 some 17.00-18.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00 occasional higher and lower.