NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday December 13

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 12, 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:  The livestock auctions usually held on Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby were cancelled due to inclement weather.  Sales are expected to resume on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

 

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 2,841,000 head compared to 3,030,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 150.80, Large 149.58, Medium 106.00, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.97 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.47 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.20-$4.75 at feed mills and $3.95-$4.25 at elevators; new crop $4.28-$4.58. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 5 cents higher.  Prices were $8.85-$9.10 at the processors and ranged $8.40-$8.85 at the elevators; new crop $9.51.  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-$4.25 at the elevators; new crop $4.15-$5.04.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.45, —–, 4.45; Candor 4.60, —–, —-; Cofield 4.28, 9.00, —-; Laurinburg 4.55, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.75, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.65, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.20, 8.60, 3.95; Statesville 4.35, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.00, 8.65, 4.20; Clarkton 4.10, 8.60, 4.20; Clement 3.95, 8.56, —-; Clinton 4.20, 8.65, 4.25; Creswell 4.00, 8.56, —-; Elizabeth City 3.95, 8.85, —-;

Lagrange 4.10, 8.55, 4.15; Monroe —-, 8.80, —-; Mount Olive 4.20, 8.65, 4.15;

Norwood 4.25, 8.40, —-; Register —-, 8.60, —-; Warsaw #2 4.25, 8.55, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.40, 4.10.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.10; Selma, 8.85.