NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday July 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 30, 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 1,096 cattle, 123 goats, and 77 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 lower, while boning type slaughter cows were 1.00 higher; and bulls were mixed, 2.00 lower to 8.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to 7.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$65, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $135-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $131-$150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $121-$149, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $122-$144, 500-600 lbs. ranged $122-$140.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, July 27, a total of 198 goats and 105 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1&2 20-80 lbs. $52.50-$135.50; Does/Nannies: Selection 1&2 50-100 lbs. $50-$140, 100-140 lbs. $155-$275; Bucks/Billies: Selection 1&2 70-100 lbs. $55-$127, 100-150 lbs. $130-$195, 150-250 lbs. $205-$265.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 60-100 lbs. $60-$85, 100-140 lbs. $87.50-$100; Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. $97.50-$112.50, 100-140 lbs. $130-$140.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $140-$150; Utility 80-100 lbs. $110-$130; Cull 60-120 lbs. $50-$85.

 

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 3,112,000 head compared to 3,088,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 145.39, Large 132.99, Medium 69.00, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 89.45 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 86.18 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.07-$4.51 at feed mills and $3.72-$4.47 at elevators; new crop $3.91-$4.46. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 to 5 cents higher.  Prices were $9.25 at the processors and ranged $8.25-$8.47 at the elevators; new crop $8.26-$8.76.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 to 16 cents higher; prices were $3.91-$4.41 at the feed mills and $3.96-$5.08 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $363.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.51, —–, 4.41; Candor 4.42, —–, 4.26; Cofield 4.07, 8.75, —-; Laurinburg 4.41, —–, 4.31; Monroe 4.38, —–, —-; Nashville 4.29, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.47, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.46, —–, 4.41; Creswell 4.16, 8.25, 3.91; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.46, —–, 4.41; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.21, 8.35, 4.16; Clarkton 4.21, 8.35, 4.16; Clement —-, —–, 4.17; Clinton 4.21, 8.30, 4.21; Creswell 3.92, 8.30, 5.06; Elizabeth City 3.72, 8.47, 5.08; Lagrange 4.21, 8.25, 4.11; Monroe —-, 8.35, —-; Mount Olive 4.21, 8.25, 4.11;

Norwood 4.12, 8.35, 3.96; Register 4.27, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.47, —–, 4.32;

Wilson —-, 8.30, 4.06.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.25; 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 $9.25,

U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $9 some low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $7-$8 some $9.50-$11 occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide range in fair quality prices.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 mostly $16;

extra large $16-$18.35 mostly $16, fair quality $10.85-$14.35.  Squash:  Demand Zucchini moderate, Yellow Straightneck light.  Market slightly lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  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 $8.95-$9.95, extra large $7.95-$11.95 mostly $8.95, large $7.95-$10.95 mostly $8.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $8.95-$11.95; 20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95, large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95.