NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday August 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 29, 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 Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 408 cattle, 5 goats, and 2 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; while bulls were unevenly steady, 3.00 lower to 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower, heifers were mostly 10.00 lower, and bulls were mostly 5.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$66, with high dressing up to $67.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$90, high dressing $94.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $132-$156, 500-600 lbs. ranged $137-$150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $111-$127.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$160, 500-600 lbs. ranged $124-$136.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,211,000 head compared to 3,161,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was moderate   Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 151.04, Large 137.09, Medium 91.96, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.47 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.26 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.81-$4.21 at feed mills and $3.66-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.67-$4.21.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.76 at the processors and ranged $7.76-$8.11 at the elevators; new crop $7.76-$8.21.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.66-$4.16 at the feed mills and $3.81-$4.75 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $334.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.01, —–, 4.16; Candor 4.12, —–, —-; Cofield 4.02, 8.36, —-; Laurinburg 4.01, —–, 4.06; Monroe 4.06, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.16; Creswell 3.81, 7.32, 3.66; Statesville 3.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.71, 7.88, 3.91; Clarkton 3.86, 7.88, 3.91;

Clement 3.77, —–, 3.92; Clinton 4.01, 7.83, 3.96; Creswell 3.66, 7.96, 4.75;

Elizabeth City 3.72, 8.11, —-; Lagrange 3.96, 7.78, 3.86; Monroe —-, 7.76, —-;

Mount Olive 4.01, 7.78, 3.86; Norwood 3.87, 7.91, —-; Register 4.11, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.06; Wilson —-, 7.83, 3.81.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.76; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$20.35 mostly $20-$20.35, fair quality $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$10.35; extra large $10-$10.35, fair quality $8-$8.35; large $9-$9.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14.35, medium $10-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14.35 mostly $12, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomaotes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.

25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $13.95-$15.95, extra large $13.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$13.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $8.95-$9.95 mostly $9.95,

20 pound cartons loose $16.95-$17.95 mostly $17.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.