NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday August 9

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 08, 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 348 cattle and 28 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower and bulls were 1.50 to 4.50 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower; while heifers were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51-$61, with high dressing up to $68.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.50-$86.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $128-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $119-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $117-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $127-$148, 500-600 lbs. ranged $114-$137.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on August 07, an estimated 3858 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 680 lbs. $143.50, 767 lbs. $146, 775 lbs. $154 (value added), 850 lbs. $140.75; Medium 1 675 lbs. $160.25, 750 lbs. $146.75; Medium and Large 1-2 660 lbs. $160.75, 680 lbs. $144.50 (split loads), 725 lbs. $144.50 (Nov), 765 lbs. $144.50, 850 lbs. $141 (Oct), 833 lbs. $148.17 (Sept), 839 lbs. $142.95, 900 lbs. $141.50 (Sept); Medium 1-2 575 lbs. $156.75 (Nov, split loads), 600 lbs. $161.50 (Nov), 620 lbs. $161 (Sept), 650 lbs. $136 (split loads), 625 lbs. $154.50 (Nov, split loads), 735 lbs. $150.50 (Sept), 753 lbs. $149.56.  Holstein Steers: Large 2 750 lbs. $90.50.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1 640 lbs. $137.50, 740 lbs. $138.38; Medium and Large 1-2 610 lbs. $148, 640 lbs. $136.50 (split loads), 750 lbs. $138.75 (Oct), 760 lbs. $136, 800 lbs. $137.75 (Oct); Medium 1-2 550 lbs. $141.75 (Nov, split loads), 665 lbs. $145.26 (Sept), 680 lbs. $148, 600 lbs. $146.50 (Nov), 650 lbs. $136 (split loads), 600 lbs. $144.50 (Nov, split loads), 700 lbs. $142.75 (Sept), 750 lbs. $137.75.

 

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 3,125,000 head compared to 3,079,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  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, cents per dozen: Extra Large 141.01, Large 128.13, Medium 80.65, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 86.89 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.60 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.16-$4.50 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.51 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.41. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 to 5 cents higher.  Prices were $9.50 at the processors and ranged $8.48-$8.86 at the elevators; new crop $8.52-$8.96.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $3.95-$4.45 at the feed mills and $4.10-$5.30 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $367.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.35, —–, 4.45; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.16, 9.11, —-; Laurinburg 4.35, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.41, —–, —-; Nashville 4.33, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.21, 8.49, 3.95; Statesville 4.20, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.10,  8.64, 4.20; Clarkton 4.15,  8.64, 4.20;

Clement —-, —–, 4.22; Clinton 4.30,  8.59, 4.25; Creswell 3.96,  8.48, 5.30;

Elizabeth City 3.86,  8.86, —-; Lagrange 4.25,  8.54, 4.15; Monroe —-,  8.51, —-;

Mount Olive 4.30,  8.54, 4.15; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.26, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.51, —–, 4.36; Wilson —-,  8.59, 4.10.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.50; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply medium very light, fair quality light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; extra large $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35, fair quality $10-$12.35;  large $12-$12.35.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.

1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95, extra large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95 some $8.95, large $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $9.95-$11.95; 20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 some $9.95, large $11.95-$13.95 some $9.95.