NCDA Market highlights for Monday December 10

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 07, 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, December 06, in Smithfield, a total of 667 cattle and no goats were sold. When compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows mostly $2.50 to $7.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were sharply lower.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate.  Offerings were moderate. Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$55 with high dressing up to $63. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $60-$65, with high dressing up to $80. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $120-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$118. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $116-$129, 500-600 lbs. were $90-$118. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $114-$130, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$124.


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, Saturday, and Sunday in North Carolina was 2,414,000 head compared to 4,026,000 head last Friday and Saturday.


Eggs
:  The market was steady on all sizes. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs in cartons, delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 151.71, Large 148.30, Medium 108.74, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.23 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.66 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.20-$4.75 at feed mills and $3.87-$4.26 at elevators; new crop $4.28-$4.58.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 cents higher. Prices were $8.81-$9.06 at the processors and ranged $8.36-$8.82 at the elevators; new crop $9.01-$9.46.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher; prices were $3.95-$4.45 at the feed mills and $4.10-$4.25 at the elevators; new crop $4.12-$5.05.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.45, —–, 4.45; Candor 4.51, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 8.97, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.75, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.65, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.20, 8.56, 3.95; Statesville 4.35, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.00, 8.61, 4.20; Clarkton 4.10, 8.56, 4.20; Clement 3.92, 8.44, —-; Clinton 4.20, 8.61, 4.25; Creswell 3.87, 8.52, —-; Elizabeth City 3.96, 8.82, —-; Lagrange 4.10, 8.51, 4.15; Monroe —-, 8.77, —-; Mount Olive 4.20, 8.61, 4.15; Norwood 4.26, 8.42, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.25, 8.51, —-; Wilson —-, 8.36, 4.10.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 9.06; Selma, 8.81.