NCDA Market Highlights for Friday October 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 18, 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 a total of 507 cattle were sold.  When compared to the previous sale two weeks prior, slaughter cows were mostly $4.00 to $8.00 higher; bulls were steady to $4.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly $3.00 to $10.00 higher.  Demand was moderate, with market activity and buyer interest active.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average to attractive.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$54.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $70-$71, with high dressing up to $75.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $149-$153, 500-600 lbs. ranged $144-$151.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $128-$139, 500-600 lbs. were $123-$133.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $149-$161, 500-600 lbs. ranged $129-$149.

 

Goats:  At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday, 111 goats and 14 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids:  Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 30.00, 20-40 lbs. 57.50-90.00, 40-60 lbs. 112.50-147.50, 60-80 lbs. 150.00-170.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 42.50-47.50, 40-60 lbs. 80.00-100.00: Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 30.00-35.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 150.00, 80-100 lbs. 202.50; Selection 3 60-80 lbs. 65.00-90.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 137.50-140.00, 100-140 lbs. 160.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 112.50-127.50; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 80.00.  Wethers:  Selection 70-100 lbs. 185.00-190.00.  Bucks/Billies:  Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 135.00-137.50, 100-150 lbs. 195.00-222.50, 150-250 lbs. 270.00-305.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 120.00-125.00, 100-150 lbs. 150.00; Selection 3 70.00-80.00.  Sheep-Lamb:  Choice and Prime 100.00, 60-100 lbs. 133.50-175.00, 100-140 lbs. 187.50-200.00. Ewes – 100-200 lbs. 162.50-180.00, Utility 80-100 lbs. 102.50.

 

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 3,238,000 head compared to 2,767,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate to good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 143.54, Large 128.81, Medium 84.17, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.80 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.44 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.95-$4.40 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.11 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 22 cents lower. Prices were $8.53 at the processors and ranged $7.83-$8.38 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $3.80-$4.30 at the feed mills and $3.95-$4.10 at the elevators; new crop $4.22-$5.17. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $351.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.15, —–, 4.30; Candor 4.36, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01, 8.48, —-; Laurinburg 4.30, —–, 4.20; Monroe 4.30, —–, —-; Nashville 4.40, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.30, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.35, —–, 4.30; Creswell 3.95, 8.13, 3.80; Statesville 4.20, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.35, —–, 4.30; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.85, 7.83, 4.05; Clarkton 3.95, 7.83, 4.05; Clement 3.92, 8.38, —-; Clinton 4.05, 7.83, 4.10; Creswell 3.85, 8.13, —-; Elizabeth City 3.81, 8.28, —-; Lagrange 3.95, 7.83, 4.00; Monroe —-, 8.24, —-; Mount Olive 4.05, 7.83, 4.00; Norwood 4.11, 7.94, —-; Register —-, 8.18, —-; Warsaw #2 4.10, 8.03, —-; Wilson —-, 7.83, 3.95.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.53; Selma, No Bid.

 

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 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00 some 8.00 few higher.

 

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

Tomatoes:  supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 17.95, extra large 17.95, large 15.95-16.95.  Last Report.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 11.95, 20 pound cartons loose 22.95-23.95.  Last Report.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 17.95, large 17.95, medium 14.95. Last Report.