NCDA Market Highlights for Friday November 16

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 15, 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 643 cattle and 2 goats were sold.  When compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $3.00 to $7.50 higher and bulls were steady to $3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $5.00 higher, heifers were mostly $0.50 to $7.00 lower, and bulls were sharply lower.  Demand was light to moderate with market activity and buyer interest moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $43-$53, with high dressing up to $57.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $64-$68, with high dressing ranging $69-$76.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $133-$148, 500-600 lbs. ranged $132-$143.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $115-$133, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $134-$144, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$132.

 

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 3,195,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Extra Large, higher on the balance.  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 153.22, Large 148.13, Medium 116.70, and Small 83.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.25 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.54 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.97-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.82-$4.08 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents higher. Prices were $8.38-$8.68 at the processors and ranged $8.08-$8.54 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady; prices were $3.77-$4.27 at the feed mills and $3.92-$4.07 at the elevators; new crop $4.09-$4.97. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.22, —–, 4.27; Candor 4.33, —–, —-; Cofield 4.08, 8.64, —-; Laurinburg 4.37, —–, 4.17; Monroe 4.37, —–, —-; Nashville 4.37, —–, —-; Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.37, —–, 4.27; Creswell 3.97, 8.28, 3.77; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.37, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.82, 8.23, 4.02; Clarkton 3.92, 8.28, 4.02; Clement 3.89, 8.26, —-; Clinton 4.02, 8.23, 4.07; Creswell 3.82, 8.24, —-; Elizabeth City 3.88, 8.54, —-; Lagrange 3.92, 8.18, 3.97; Monroe —-, 8.39, —-; Mount Olive 4.02, 8.28, 3.97; Norwood 4.08, 8.14, —-; Register —-, 8.28, —-; Warsaw #2 4.07, 8.23, —-; Wilson —-, 8.08, 3.92.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.68; Selma, 8.38.

 

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 few higher and lower.