NCDA Market Highlights for Friday October 26

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 25, 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:  No weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday were covered by the Market News Service.

 

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 3,244,000 head compared to 3,156,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, higher on the balance.  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 144.01, Large 129.28, Medium 86.04, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.18 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.18 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.86-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.71-$4.01 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents lower. Prices were $8.31 at the processors and ranged $7.61-$8.07 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 7 cents lower; prices were $3.71-$4.21 at the feed mills and $3.86-$4.01 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$4.93. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $339.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.06, —–, 4.21; Candor 4.26, —–, —-; Cofield 3.91, 8.27, —-; Laurinburg 4.21, —–, 4.11; Monroe 4.21, —–, —-; Nashville 4.31, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.21; Creswell 3.86, 7.91, 3.71; Statesville 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.21; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.76, 7.81, 3.96; Clarkton 3.86, 7.81, 3.96; Clement 3.87, 7.94, —-; Clinton 3.96, 7.81, 4.01; Creswell 3.76, 7.91, —-; Elizabeth City 3.71, 8.07, —-; Lagrange 3.86, 7.66, 3.91; Monroe —-, 8.02, —-; Mount Olive 3.96, 7.81, 3.91; Norwood 4.01, 7.72, —-; Register —-, 7.96, —-; Warsaw #2 4.01, 7.71, —-; Wilson —-, 7.61, 3.86.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.31; 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 11.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 occasionally higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 9.00-11.00 some 8.00 few higher.