NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday August 7

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 06, 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 auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 777 cattle, 281 goats, and 184 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were mixed, 4.00 lower to 2.00 higher, while boning type were steady to 1.00 lower; and bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 1.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 5.00 higher; heifers were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 2.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$65, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $85-$86, high dressing ranged $94-$98.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$155.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $124-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $119-$135.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$142, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$138.

 

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 Monday in North Carolina was 3,004,000 head compared to 3,064,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies were 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 140.00, Large 127.60, Medium 77.00, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.19 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 84.90 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 to 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.16-$4.50 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.51 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.41. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 to 9 cents lower.  Prices were $9.33 at the processors and ranged $8.32-$8.69 at the elevators; new crop $8.18-$8.79.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 to 18 cents higher; prices were $3.95-$4.45 at the feed mills and $4.10-$5.34 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $360.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.35, —–, 4.45; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.16, 8.94, —-; Laurinburg 4.35, —–, 4.45; Monroe 4.41, —–, —-; Nashville 4.33, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.20, 8.32, 3.95; Statesville 4.21, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.10, 8.47, 4.20; Clarkton 4.15, 8.47, 4.20; Clement —-, —–, 4.20; Clinton 4.30, 8.42, 4.25; Creswell 3.96, 8.32, 5.34; Elizabeth City 3.86, 8.69, —-;

Lagrange 4.25, 8.37, 4.15; Monroe —-, 8.37, —-; Mount Olive 4.30, 8.37, 4.15;

Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.26, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.51, —–, 4.36;

Wilson —-, 8.42, 4.10.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.33; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 some low as $8, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $9 some $6.50-$7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $7-$8 some $9.50 few higher.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply medium very light, fair quality light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  Wide range in jumbo and extra large prices.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$16 mostly $14-$14.35; extra large $12-$16 mostly $14-$14.35, fair quality $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $7-$10, medium $5-$8; Yellow Straightneck small $7-$10, medium $5-$8.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $8.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95; extra large $8.95-$11.95 mostly $8.95-$9.95; large $8.95-$9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $9.95-$11.95; 20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide range in prices.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95, large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.