NCDA Market Highlights for Friday September 21

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 20, 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, September 19, in North Wilkesboro a total of 93 cattle and no goats were sold.  Compared to the previous week’s sale, slaughter cows were mostly $7.00 higher to $7.50 lower; bulls were mostly steady.  Feeder steers were steady to $5.00 lower, heifers were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, and bulls were mostly $5.00 to $6.00 lower. Demand and market activity were moderate for the light offerings.  The quality of the cattle was plain. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49.50-$52.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81.00-$86.50. 500-600 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $120.00-$128.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $125.00-$133.00, 500-600 lbs. were $115.00-$125.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120.00-$140.00, 500-600 lbs. were $115.00-$125.00.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady, and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 2,755,000 head compared to 741,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 135.12, Large 121.17, Medium 77.83, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.22 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.79 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.77-$4.22 at feed mills and $3.63-$4.07 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 20 cents higher. Prices were $8.90 at the processors and ranged $7.90-$8.35 at the elevators; new crop $8.00-$8.35. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 7 cents higher; prices were $3.62-$4.12 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.79 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was without a per ton bid for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 3.97, —–, 4.12; Candor 4.08, —–, —-; Cofield 3.88, 8.65, —-; Laurinburg 3.97, —–, 4.02; Monroe 4.07, —–, —-; Nashville 4.22, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.17, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.02, —–, 4.12; Creswell 3.77, 8.00, 3.62; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.02, —–, 4.12; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.67, 8.20, 3.87; Clarkton 3.77, 8.20, 3.87; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.87, 8.15, 3.92; Creswell 3.67, 8.10, 4.79; Elizabeth City 3.63, 8.35, —-; Lagrange 3.77, 8.10, 3.82; Monroe —-, 7.90, —-; Mount Olive 3.87, 8.10, 3.82; Norwood 3.83, 7.90, —-; Register 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.02, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 8.15, 3.77.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.90; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop

Sweet Potatoes:  supply moderate. Demand fairly light.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 13.00-15.00 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite too few sales to establish a market, U.S. No. 2 too few sales to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo too few sales to establish a market.

 

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

Cucumbers:  supply very light.  Demand fairly good.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Last Report.  Peppers, Bell Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-16.35 mostly 14.00, extra large 12.00-16.35 mostly 14.00, fair quality 10.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35, large 12.00-14.35.  Squash:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some producers experiencing a harvesting gap.  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.  Tomatoes:  supply moderate.  Demand light.  Wide price range.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 6.95-11.95 mostly 7.95-10.95, extra large 5.95-11.95 mostly 8.95-10.95, large 5.95-11.95 mostly 6.95-10.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  supply moderate. Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95-10.95 mostly 9.95, 20 pound cartons loose 15.95-20.95 mostly 15.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 9.95-13.95, large 9.95-13.95.