NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday October 18

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 17, 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 632 cattle,

14 goats, and 1 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 3.50 higher; while bulls were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly 7.00 lower; while bulls were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$55.50, with high dressing up to $68.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $67-$73.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$145, 500-600 lbs. ranged $135-$145.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $112-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $112-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $132-$153, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$133.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,210,000 head compared to 3,093,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower 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 144.01, Large 129.28, Medium 84.17, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.67 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.31 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.99-$4.44 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.14 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.75 at the processors and ranged $8.05-$8.51 at the elevators.  

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $3.84-$4.34 at the feed mills and $3.99-$4.14 at the elevators; new crop $4.25-$5.20.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.19, —–, 4.34; Candor 4.39, —–, —-; Cofield 4.04,  8.71, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, —–, 4.24; Monroe 4.24, —–, —-; Nashville 4.44, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.34, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.39, —–, 4.34; Creswell 3.99,  8.35, 3.84; Statesville 4.24, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.39, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.89,  8.05, 4.09; Clarkton 3.99,  8.05, 4.09;

Clement 3.95,  8.43, —-; Clinton 4.09,  8.05, 4.14; Creswell 3.89,  8.35, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.84,  8.51, —-; Lagrange 3.99,  8.05, 4.04; Monroe —-,  8.46, —-;

Mount Olive 4.09,  8.05, 4.04; Norwood 4.14,  8.16, —-; Register —-,  8.40, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.14,  8.25, —-; Wilson —-,  8.05, 3.99..

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.75; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Tomatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $17.95, extra large $16.95-$17.95, large $15.95-$16.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $10.95-$13.95; 20 pound cartons loose $20.95-$22.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $16.95-$17.95, large $16.95-$17.95.