NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday October 4

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 03, 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 640 cattle and 6 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady; while bulls were 8.00 to 10.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 3.00 to 6.00 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 $47-$59, with high dressing up to $63.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $72-$79.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $138-$158, 500-600 lbs. ranged $131-$153.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $119-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $112-$127.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $133-$157, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$134.

 

Video Auction:  At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, October 03, an estimated 1113 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 800 lbs. $157.25 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 590 lbs. $155 (split loads); Medium 1-2 690 lbs. $155.75, 662 lbs. $163.87 (value added), 650 lbs. $156.50 (split loads), 640 lbs. $151 (Nov, split loads), 770 lbs. $151.75, 740 lbs. $150 (Nov), 750 lbs. $159 (value added), 750 lbs. $147 (Nov, split loads), 895 lbs. $140, 850 lbs. $137.50 (split loads).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 550 lbs. $145 (split loads), 746 lbs. $143.88; Medium 1-2 650 lbs. $145.75 (value added), 655 lbs. $141 (Nov, split loads), 625 lbs. $150.50 (split loads), 700 lbs. $141 (Nov, split loads), 825 lbs. $131.50 (split loads).

 

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 3,257,000 head compared to 3,067,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, 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 143.94, Large 129.21, Medium 88.22, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.21 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.85 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.89-$4.34 at feed mills and $3.75-$4.14 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents lower.  Prices were $8.76 at the processors and ranged $7.81-$8.37 at the elevators; new crop $7.81-$8.47.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $3.74-$4.24 at the feed mills and $3.89-$4.04 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$5.17.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.04, —–, 4.24; Candor 4.20, —–, —-; Cofield 3.95, 8.62, —-; Laurinburg 4.14, —–, 4.14; Monroe 4.14, —–, —-; Nashville 4.34, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.24, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.29, —–, 4.24; Creswell 3.89, 8.11, 3.74; Statesville 4.14, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.29, —–, 4.24; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.79, 7.81, 3.99; Clarkton 3.89, 7.81, 3.99; Clement 3.88, —–, —-; Clinton 3.99, 7.81, 4.04; Creswell 3.79, 8.21, —-; Elizabeth City 3.75, 8.37, —-;

Lagrange 3.89, 7.81, 3.94; Monroe —-, 8.22, —-; Mount Olive 3.99, 7.81, 3.94;

Norwood 3.95, 8.02, —-; Register 4.04, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.14, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.81, 3.89.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.76; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market fair quality and large slightly lower, others about steady.  Wide price range fair quality and large.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16.35 occasional lower; extra large $14-$16.35 occasional lower, fair quality $8-$12.35 mostly $10-$10.35; large $8-$14.35.  Tomatoes:  Fairly light.  Market about steady.  Wide price range large.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $7.95-$12.95 mostly $7.95, extra large $7.95-$11.95, large $5.95-$11.95 mostly $7.95; Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $10.95-$12.95 mostly $12.95; 20 pound cartons loose $20.95-$24.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$17.95 mostly $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$17.95 mostly $11.95-$13.95.