NCDA Market Highlights for Friday December 28

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 27, 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: 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 not available. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 2,811,000 head compared to 2,817,000 head last Thursday.

Eggs: The market was without an available price comparison. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 153.63, Large 153.63, Medium 93.57, and Small 76.00.

Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.06 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.63 cents per pound.

Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was without an available price comparison. Prices ranged $4.09-$4.74 at feed mills and $3.89-$4.15 at elevators; new crop $4.21-$4.51. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were without an available price comparison. Prices were $8.34-$8.59 at the processors and ranged $7.89-$8.34 at the elevators; new crop $9.10. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without an available price comparison; prices were $3.84-$4.34 at the feed mills and $3.99-$4.14 at the elevators; new crop $4.16-$4.41. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.39, —–, 4.34; Candor 4.50, —–, —-; Cofield 4.17, 8.49, —-; Laurinburg 4.44, —–, 4.24; Monroe 4.42, —–, —-; Nashville 4.74, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.59, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.39, —–, 4.34; Creswell 4.09, 8.09, 3.84; Statesville 4.24, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.39, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.89, 8.14, 4.09; Clarkton 3.99, 8.09, 4.09; Clement 3.96, 8.09, —-; Clinton 4.09, 8.14, 4.14; Creswell 3.89, 8.05, —-; Elizabeth City 3.94, 8.34, —-; Lagrange 3.99, 8.04, 4.04; Monroe —-, 8.29, —-; Mount Olive 4.09, 8.14, 4.04; Norwood 4.15, 7.94, —-; Register —-, 8.09, —-; Warsaw #2 4.14, 8.04, —-; Wilson —-, 7.89, 3.99.

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.59; Selma, 8.34.

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

Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Report issued Monday and Thursday. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00 few 18.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 10.00-11.00 few higher and lower.