NCDA Market Highlights for Friday October 5

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 04, 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, October 03, in North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 999 cattle and no goats were sold.  Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cows were sharply lower; bulls were $6.00 to $8.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly $3.00 to $7.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 lower. Demand and market activity were moderate.  Offerings were moderate to light for the plain to average quality of cattle. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $36.00-$75.00, with high dressing up to $60.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $70.00-$79.00, with high dressing up $86.00. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $133.00-$156.00, 500-600 lbs. were $131.00 to $146.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122.00-$138.00, 500-600 lbs. were $110.00-$133.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$158.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$144.00.

 

Goats:  At the bimonthly sale in Smithfield on Wednesday 201 goats and 31 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids:  Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 45.00-67.50, 20-40 lbs. 62.50-107.50, 40-60 lbs. 110.00-167.50, 60-80 lbs. 175.00-210.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 45.00-62.50, 40-60 lbs. 105.00-112.50, 60-80 lbs. 165.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 187.50-192.50, 80-100 lbs. 220.00-262.50.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 120.00-132.50, 70-100 lbs. 130.00-142.50, 100-140 lbs. 142.50-155.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 85.00-105.00, 70-100 lbs. 110.00-127.50; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 67.50-77.50, 70-100 lbs. 87.50-100.00.  Wethers:  Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 145.00-172.50, 70-100 lbs. 260.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 175.00-182.50, 150-250 lbs. 190.00-205.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 70.00-97.50.  Sheep-Lamb: Good 20-60 lbs. 37.50-72.50.  Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 95.00-117.50, 60-100 lbs. 127.50-172.50.

 

        At the state graded sale in Monroe on Wednesday 403 goats and 152 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Goats:  Does/Nannies: Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 127.50, 100-140 lbs. 142.50-180.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 70.00-102.50, 100-140 lbs. 102.50-130.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 75.00.  Wethers:  Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 142.50; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 157.50-182.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 155.00-177.50.  Sheep – Lambs: Good 60-100 lbs. 90.00-110.00, 100-140 lbs. 115.00. Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. 87.50-90.00, 60-100 lbs. 132.00-155.00, 100-140 lbs. 127.50-175.00.  Ewes: Utility 80-100 lbs. 90.00-115.00.

 

 

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 3,313,000 head compared to 3,101,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher 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 144.42, Large 129.69, Medium 88.22, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.75 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.39 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.92-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.07 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 3 cents lower. Prices were $8.49 at the processors and ranged $7.79-$8.34 at the elevators; new crop $7.79-$8.44. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher; prices were $3.77-$4.27 at the feed mills and $3.92-$4.07 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$5.19. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.07, —–, 4.27; Candor 4.23, —–, —-; Cofield 3.98, 8.59, —-; Laurinburg 4.17, —–, 4.17; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 4.37, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.28, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.27; Creswell 3.92, 8.09, 3.77; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.82, 7.79, 4.02; Clarkton 3.92, 7.79, 4.02; Clement 3.87, —–, —-; Clinton 4.02, 7.79, 4.07; Creswell 3.82, 8.19, —-; Elizabeth City 3.78, 8.34, —-; Lagrange 3.92, 7.79, 3.97; Monroe —-, 8.19, —-; Mount Olive 4.02, 7.79, 3.97; Norwood 3.98, 7.99, —-; Register —-, 8.14, —-; Warsaw #2 4.07, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 7.79, 3.92.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.49; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 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 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00 some 10.25, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 few higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-11.00 mostly 8.00 few higher.

 

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

Peppers, Bell Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 14.00 occasional lower, extra large 14.00 occasional lower, fair quality 8.00-12.00, large 10.00 occasional lower.  Last Report.  Squash:  supply light.  Demand light.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, medium supplies insufficient and in too few

hands to establish a market; Yellow Straightneck small supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Last Report.  Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 9.95 occasional higher, extra large 8.95-9.95 occasional higher, large 5.95-9.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 12.95-13.95 occasional lower, 20 pound cartons loose 23.95-24.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 13.95 occasional higher, large 13.95 occasional higher.