NCDA Market Highlights for Thursday September 13

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

***No reports will be issued until further notice as Market News staff take shelter in anticipation of the impending Hurricane Florence.  Reporting will resume as soon as it is safe for staff to report back to assigned duty stations.***

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 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:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 623 cattle and 23 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 6.00 lower and bulls were 2.50 lower.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady; heifers were 3.00 to 10.00 lower; four-weight bulls were 5.00 to 10.00 lower, while five-weights were 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle varied by location.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$60, with high dressing up to $70.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $76.50-$87.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $142-$160, 500-600 lbs. ranged $134-$157.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$128. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$140.

 

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 2,995,000 head compared to 3,111,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 136.22, Large 122.27, Medium 76.00, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.26 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.05 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 14 cents lower compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.77-$4.17 at feed mills and $3.67-$4.07 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents higher.  Prices were $8.80 at the processors and ranged $7.80-$8.10 at the elevators; new crop $7.90-$7.95.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 14 cents lower; prices were $3.62-$4.12 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.61 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $350.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 3.97, —–, 4.12; Candor 4.08, —–, —-; Cofield —-, —–, —-; Laurinburg 3.97, —–, 4.02; Monroe 4.07, —–, —-; Nashville 4.12, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.17, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.02, —–, 4.12; Creswell 3.77, 7.90, 3.62; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.02, —–, 4.12; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.67, 8.10, 3.87; Clarkton 3.77, 7.99, 3.87; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.87, 8.05, 3.92; Creswell 3.67, 8.00, 4.61; Elizabeth City —-, —–, —-;

Lagrange 3.74, 8.00, 3.82; Monroe —-, 7.80, —-; Mount Olive 3.87, 8.00, 3.82;

Norwood 3.83, 7.80, —-; Register 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.02, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.94, 3.77.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.80; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply very light.  Demand fairly good.  Wide price range.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$20.35 mostly $20-$20.35, fair quality $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; large $10-$11.35 mostly $11-$11.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$14.35, medium $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$14.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $8.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $7.95-$10.95 some high as $12.95, extra large $7.95-$10.95 some high as $12.95, large $7.95-$10.95 mostly $7.95 some high as $12.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $7.95-$8.95 mostly $7.95, 20 pound cartons loose $12.95-$14.95 mostly $12.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $11.95, large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $11.95.