NCDA Market Highlights for Monday October 8

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 05, 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, October 04, in Smithfield, a total of 528 cattle and no goats were sold. When compared to the previous week, slaughter cattle were sharply lower.  Feeder steers were $1.00 to $4.00 lower, heifers were $2.00 to $8.25 lower, and bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 lower.   Demand and buyer activity were moderate for the moderate offerings. Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $40.00-$49.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $62.50-$72.00. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130.00-$141.00, 500-600 lbs. were $130.00-$137.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $116.00-$125.00, 500-600 lbs. were $111.00-$121.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125.00-$138.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$133.00.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on October 02, an estimated 800 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 700 lbs. $149.00 (split loads); Medium and Large 1-2 600 lbs. $155.75 (split loads), 725 lbs. $150.50, 732 lbs. $150.48 (split loads), 855 lbs. $146.76.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1 640 lbs. $141.00 (split loads); Medium and Large 1-2 575 lbs. $143.75 (split loads), 675 lbs. $142.00 (split loads), 725 lbs. $143.75, 725 lbs. $146.25 (Nov), 700 lbs. $143.00 (split loads), 765 lbs. $145.13, 800 lbs. $140.00.

 

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 Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 4,525,000 head compared to 5,345,000 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 in cartons, 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 75.85 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.49 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.93-$4.38 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.08 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents higher. Prices were $8.59 at the processors and ranged $7.89-$8.34 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $3.78-$4.28 at the feed mills and $3.93-$4.08 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$5.21.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $354.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.08, —–, 4.28; Candor 4.23, —–, —-; Cofield 3.98, 8.54, —-; Laurinburg 4.18, —–, 4.18; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 4.38, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.28, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.33, —–, 4.28; Creswell 3.93, 8.19, 3.78; Statesville 4.18, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.33, —–, 4.28; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.83, 7.89, 4.03; Clarkton 3.93, 7.89, 4.03; Clement 3.88, 8.20, —-; Clinton 4.03, 7.89, 4.08; Creswell 3.83, 8.29, —-; Elizabeth City 3.78, 8.34, —-; Lagrange 3.93, 7.89, 3.98; Monroe —-, 8.29, —-; Mount Olive 4.03, 7.89, 3.98; Norwood 3.98, 8.09, —-; Register —-, 8.24, —-; Warsaw #2 4.08, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 7.89, 3.93.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.59; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop  Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 9.95-12.95 mostly 9.95, extra large 9.95-11.95 occasional lower, large 8.95-11.95 mostly 8.95, occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 10.95-12.95 mostly 12.95, 20 pound cartons loose 21.95-23.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 13.95-17.95 mostly 13.95, large 13.95-17.95 mostly 13.95.