NCDA Market Highlights for Monday August 6

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 03, 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 Thursday, August 02, in Smithfield, a total of 616 cattle were sold. Compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were $2.00-$8.00 lower; bulls were mostly $10.00 lower. Feeder steers were mostly $1.00 to $6.00 lower, while heifers were steady to $3.00 lower. Feeder bulls were $4.00 to $7.00 lower. Demand, buyer activity and offerings were moderate Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$61.00, with high dressing up to $70.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $70.00-$85.00. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $132.00-$150.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $128.00-$145.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120.00-$135.00, 500-600 lbs. were $117.00-$130.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $126.00-$140.00, 500-600 lbs. were $119.00-$131.00.

 

State Graded Cattle Sale: At the state graded feeder cattle sale in Norwood on August 02, a total of 187 steers and 138 heifers were sold.  M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs. 156.84 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs. 153.80; 600-700 lbs. 147.21.  M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs. 136.18; 500-600 lbs. 135.05, 600-700 lbs. 130.38.

 

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 Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 4,136,000 head compared to 3,709,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes. Supplies were 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 140.00, Large 127.60, Medium 73.87, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.17 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 84.88 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.15-$4.49 at feed mills and $3.85-$4.49 at elevators; new crop $3.94-$4.49.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents higher. Prices were $9.36 at the processors and ranged $8.46-$8.77 at the elevators; new crop $8.26-$8.87.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed; 4 cents lower to 3 cents higher; prices were $4.29 at the feed mills and $3.99-$5.16 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $362.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.34, —–, —-; Candor 4.45, —–, 4.29; Cofield 4.15, 9.02, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, —–, —-; Monroe 4.39, —–, —-; Nashville 4.31, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.49, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.49, —–, —-; Creswell 4.19, 8.41, —-; Statesville 4.19, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.49, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 4.09, 8.56, —-; Clarkton 4.14, 8.56, —-; Clement —-, —–, 4.19; Clinton 4.29, 8.51, —-; Creswell 3.94, 8.46, 5.16; Elizabeth City 3.85, 8.77, —-; Lagrange 4.24, 8.46, —-; Monroe —-, 8.46, —-; Mount Olive 4.29, 8.46, —-; Norwood 4.15, 8.52, 3.99; Register 4.39, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.49, —–, 4.34; Wilson —-, 8.51, —-.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 9.36; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 14.00-16.00 some low as 12.00 occasional higher, fair quality 6.00-8.00.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Wide range in fair quality and large prices.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-18.35, extra large 16.00-18.35, fair quality 10.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35, large 12.00-16.35 mostly 14.00.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-8.35 some low as 6.00, medium 6.00-6.35; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-6.35.  Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 8.95-10.95 occasional higher, extra large 8.95-10.95 occasional higher, large 8.95-9.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 9.95-11.95, 20 pound cartons loose 17.95-21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Wide range in extra large prices.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 9.95-13.95, large 9.95-11.95.