NCDA Market Highlights for Monday September 24

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 21, 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:  There was no weekly livestock auctions held Thursday in Smithfield. 

 

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 5,485,000 head compared to 689,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

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 in cartons, delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 135.60, Large 121.64, Medium 79.04, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.88 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.45 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.82-$4.27 at feed mills and $3.67-$4.12 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents lower. Prices were $8.87 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.32 at the elevators; new crop $7.97-$8.32.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents higher; prices were $3.67-$4.17 at the feed mills and $3.82-$4.76 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.02, —–, 4.17; Candor 4.12, —–, —-; Cofield 3.92, 8.62, —-; Laurinburg 4.02, —–, 4.07; Monroe 4.12, —–, —-; Nashville 4.27, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.22, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.07, —–, 4.17; Creswell 3.82, 7.97, 3.67; Statesville 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.07, —–, 4.17; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —–.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.72, 8.17, 3.92; Clarkton 3.82, 8.17, 3.92; Clement 3.72, —–, 4.02; Clinton 3.92, 8.12, 3.97; Creswell 3.72, 8.07, 4.76; Elizabeth City 3.67, 8.32, —-; Lagrange 3.82, 8.07, 3.87; Monroe —-, 7.87, —-; Mount Olive 3.92, 8.07, 3.87; Norwood 3.87, 7.87, —-; Register 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.07, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 8.12, 3.82.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.87; Selma, No Bid

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-16.35 mostly 16.00-16.35, extra large 12.00-16.35 mostly 16.00-16.35, fair quality 10.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35, large 10.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35.  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:  demand light.  Market slightly lower.  Wide price range.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 5.95-11.95 mostly 7.95-10.95 some price after sale, extra large 5.95-11.95 mostly 7.95-10.95 some price after sale, large 5.95-11.95 mostly 6.95-10.95 some price after sale.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  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:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 9.95-13.95, large 9.95-13.95.