NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday December 4

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 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 auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1460 cattle, 95 goats, and 85 sheep were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 higher, while bulls were 5.00 to 9.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 1.00 higher; heifers were mostly steady to 3.00 higher; while bulls were mostly 3.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$55, with high dressing up to $59.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $70-$79.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$140, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$138.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$135, 500- 600 lbs. ranged $114-$130.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, November 30, approximately 198 goats and 89 sheep were sold.  However, prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.

 

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 3,228,000 head compared to 3,122,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  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 153.12, Large 149.25, Medium 111.78, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.95 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.38 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 to 16 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.17-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.22 at elevators; new crop $4.27-$4.57. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 11 cents higher.  Prices were $8.70-$8.95 at the processors and ranged $8.25-$8.71 at the elevators; new crop $8.90-$9.35.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 16 cents higher; prices were $3.92-$4.42 at the feed mills and $4.07-$4.22 at the elevators; new crop $4.00-$4.99.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.42, —–, 4.42; Candor 4.47, —–, —-; Cofield 4.25, 8.86, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.50, —–, —-; Nashville 4.41, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.62, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.47, —–, 4.42; Creswell 4.17, 8.45, 3.92; Statesville 4.32, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.47, —–, 4.42; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.97, 8.50, 4.17; Clarkton 4.07, 8.45, 4.17; Clement 3.80, 8.44, —-; Clinton 4.17, 8.50, 4.22; Creswell 3.84, 8.41, —-; Elizabeth City 3.92, 8.71, —-;

Lagrange 4.07, 8.40, 4.12; Monroe —-, 8.66, —-; Mount Olive 4.17, 8.50, 4.12;

Norwood 4.22, 8.31, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.11, 8.40, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.25, 4.07.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.95; Selma, 8.70.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$16 some $17-$18 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $10 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$11 few higher and lower.