NCDA Market Highlights for Friday December 7

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 06, 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 in North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 1,360 cattle and no goats were sold.  When compared to the previous week’s sales, slaughter cattle were unevenly steady.  Feeder steers were sharply lower, heifers were mostly $1.00 to $6.00 higher, and bulls were mostly $2.00 to $9.50 lower.  Demand ranged light to good with market activity and buyer interest moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $43-$54, with high dressing up to $56.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $63-$74, with high dressing ranging $74-$75.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $125-$147, 500-600 lbs. ranged $102-$140.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $108-$129, 500-600 lbs. were $109-$113.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $135-$147.50, 500-600 lbs. ranged $114-$135.

 

Video Auction: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, December 05, an estimated 710 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 750 lbs. $152.25 (value added); Medium 1-2 775 lbs. $136.25, 700 lbs. $144.25 (split loads), 845 lbs. $136.88, 800 lbs. $151.50 (value added); Holsteins Medium and Large 2 690 lbs. $81.50.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 725 lbs. $131.75; Medium 1-2 767 lbs. $130.88, 700 lbs. $140.25 (value added), 700 lbs. $137.25 (split loads). Goats:  At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield 204 goats and 50 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 32.50-45.00, 20-40 lbs. 52.50-807.50, 40-60 lbs. 90.00-140.00, 60-80 lbs. 140.00-175.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 40.00-45.00, 40-60 lbs. 80.00-85.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 25.00, 40-60 lbs. 45.00-55.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 85.00-97.50, 70-100 lbs. 117.50-135.00, 100-140 lbs. 140.00-200.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 70.00-80.00, 70-100 lbs. 102.50-115.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 30.00-62.50.  Wethers:  Selection 70-100 lbs. 185.00-205.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 155.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 120.00-145.00, 100-150 lbs. 155.00-192.50, 150-250 lbs. 220.00-300.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 107.50.  Sheep-Lamb: Slaughter lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. 30.00-55.00. Choice and Prime: 20-60 lbs. 62.50-122.50, 60-100 lbs. 130.00-152.50, 100-140 lbs. 165.00. Ewes-Good: 100-200 lbs. 117.50; Utility 80-100 lbs. 70.00.

 

At the state graded goat sale in Monroe 291 goats and 97 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Goats Kids:  Selection 1 20-40 lbs. 75.00-97.50, 40-60 lbs. 142.00-179.00, 60-80 lbs. 167.50-185.00; Selection 20-40 lbs. 57.50, 40-60 lbs. 103.00-127.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 42.50, 40-60 lbs. 90.00, 60-80 lbs. 75.00-92.50.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 80-100 lbs. 155.00-200.00; Selection 3 80-100 lbs. 115.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 115.00-140.00, 100-140 lbs. 135.00-164.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 87.50, 100-140 lbs. 120.00-129.00.  Sheep – Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. 80.00-92.50, 60-100 lbs. 90.00-125.00. Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. 100.00-121.00, 60-100 lbs. 130.00-170.00, 100-140 lbs. 140.00-200.00.  Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 127.50-157.50.

 

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 2,945,000 head compared to 3,180,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on Extra Large and Medium, steady 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 151.71, Large 148.30, Medium 108.74, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.08 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.51 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.17-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.23 at elevators; new crop $4.26-$4.56.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 cents lower. Prices were $8.74-$8.99 at the processors and ranged $8.29-$8.75 at the elevators; new crop $8.94-$9.40. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower; prices were $3.92-$4.42 at the feed mills and $4.07-$4.22 at the elevators; new crop $4.12-$4.91. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.42, —–, 4.42; Candor 4.48, —–, —-; Cofield 4.26, 8.90, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.50, —–, —-; Nashville 4.42, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.62, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.47, —–, 4.42; Creswell 4.17, 8.49, 3.92; Statesville 4.32, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.47, —–, 4.42; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

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 mostly 16.00 some 17.00-18.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.75-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00  few higher and lower.