NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday October 11

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 10, 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 782 cattle and 3 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 3.00 to 7.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 3.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 1.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $43-$52, with high dressing up to $64.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $69-$77, high dressing was $77.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $137-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $136-$155.  

M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $119-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $111-$122. 

M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$135.

 

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 3,252,000 head compared to 3,171,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 146.98, Large 132.25, Medium 88.39, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.55 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.19 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.32 at feed mills and $3.73-$4.03 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 11 cents lower.  Prices were $8.42 at the processors and ranged $7.72-$8.17 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $3.72-$4.22 at the feed mills and $3.87-$4.02 at the elevators; new crop $4.12-$5.14.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $350.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.07, —–, 4.22; Candor 4.28, —–, —-; Cofield 3.93, 8.37, —-; Laurinburg 4.12, —–, 4.12; Monroe 4.12, —–, —-; Nashville 4.32, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.22, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.27, —–, 4.22; Creswell 3.87, 8.02, 3.72; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.27, —–, 4.22; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.77, 7.72, 3.97; Clarkton 3.87, 7.72, 3.97; Clement 3.82, 8.10, —-; Clinton 3.97, 7.72, 4.02; Creswell 3.77, 8.12, —-; Elizabeth City 3.73, 8.17, —-;

Lagrange 3.87, 7.72, 3.92; Monroe —-, 8.12, —-; Mount Olive 3.97, 7.72, 3.92;

Norwood 4.03, 7.92, —-; Register —-, 8.07, —-; Warsaw #2 4.02, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.72, 3.87.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.42; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $10.95-$13.95, extra large $10.95-$12.95 mostly $11.95, large $10.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $10.95-$12.95, 20 pound cartons loose $20.95-$21.95 mostly $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large supplies insufficient to establish a market, large supplies insufficient to establish a market.