NCDA Market Highlights for Friday November 2

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 01, 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 1,062 cattle and 2 goats were sold.  Norwood had no available price comparisons.  When compared to the previous sale two weeks prior, in North Wilkesboro, slaughter cows were $3.00 to $5.50 lower; bulls were $1.00 to $6.00 higher.  Feeder steers and heifers were sharply lower; bulls were mostly steady to $10.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $40-$54.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $66-$78.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $122-$146, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$143.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $106-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $105-$112.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $134-$156, 500-600 lbs. ranged $129-$142.50.

 

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 3,233,000 head compared to 3,152,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was mostly good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 146.37, Large 133.53, Medium 92.13, and Small 66.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.03 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.24 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 to 8 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.96-$4.36 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.06 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 30 to 33 cents lower. Prices were $8.29-$8.59 at the processors and ranged $7.71-$8.34 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher; prices were $3.76-$4.26 at the feed mills and $3.91-$4.06 at the elevators; new crop $4.04-$5.06. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $348.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.21, —–, 4.26; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 3.97, 8.54, —-; Laurinburg 4.26, —–, 4.16; Monroe 4.36, —–, —-; Nashville 4.36, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.36, —–, 4.26; Creswell 3.96, 8.22, 3.76; Statesville 4.16, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.36, —–, 4.26; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.81, 8.12, 4.01; Clarkton 3.91, 8.12, 4.01; Clement 3.84, 7.71, —-; Clinton 4.01, 8.12, 4.06; Creswell 3.81, 8.19, —-; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.34, —-; Lagrange 3.91, 7.97, 3.96; Monroe —-, 8.29, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 8.12, 3.96; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register —-, 8.09, —-; Warsaw #2 4.06, 7.99, —-; Wilson —-, 7.92, 3.91.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.59; Selma, 8.29.

 

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 7.00-18.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00 few higher and lower.