NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday November 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 19, 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 585 cattle, 49 goats, and 88 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 higher, while bulls were mostly steady to 1.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher; four-weight heifers were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower, while others were mostly 3.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $43-$53, with high dressing up to $59.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $65-$70.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $129-$143, 500-600 lbs. were $124-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $120, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $129-$138, 500-600 lbs. ranged $108-$141.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, November 16, 167 goats and 55 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs. $100-$127.50, 60-80 lbs. $122.50-$137.50; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. $55-$75, 40-60 lbs. $67.50-$87.50; Selection 3 40-60 lbs. $42.50-$52.50.  Yearlings: Selection 1 80-100 lbs. $135-$162.50; Selection 2 80-100 lbs. $105-$132.50.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $120-$142.50, 100-140 lbs. $150-$215;

Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $70-$115; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. $60-$65.  Wethers: Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $135-$165, 100-125 lbs. $190-$260; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $112.5-$132.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $75-$107.50, 100-150 lbs. $100-$130; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. $50-$72.50.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $35-$75, 60-100 lbs. $85-$105, 100-140 lbs. $120; Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. $85-$97.50, 60-100 lbs. $110-$140.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $125-$175.

 

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 2,703,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on medium and large, steady on small and extra large.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 153.22, Large 149.35, Medium 121.00, and Small 83.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.05 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.34 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.32 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.02 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 18 to 19 cents lower.  Prices were $8.23-$8.53 at the processors and ranged $7.93-$8.39 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $3.72-$4.22 at the feed mills and $3.87-$4.02 at the elevators; new crop $4.04-$4.87.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.17, —–, 4.22; Candor 4.27, —–, —-; Cofield 4.02, 8.49, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, —–, 4.12; Monroe 4.32, —–, —-; Nashville 4.32, —–, —-;

Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.22; Creswell 3.92, 8.13, 3.72; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.22; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.77, 8.18, 3.97; Clarkton 3.87, 8.18, 3.97; Clement 3.84, 8.22, —-; Clinton 3.97, 8.18, 4.02; Creswell 3.77, 8.09, —-; Elizabeth City 3.82, 8.39, —-;

Lagrange 3.87, 8.08, 3.92; Monroe —-, 8.24, —-; Mount Olive 3.97, 8.23, 3.92;

Norwood 4.02, 7.99, —-; Register —-, 8.13, —-; Warsaw #2 4.02, 8.08, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.93, 3.87.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.53; Selma, 8.23.

 

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 $11-$14 mostly $12-$13 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $10 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$11 occasional higher and lower.