NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday November 27

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for November 26, 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:  The livestock auction usually held on Friday in Siler City was closed on November 23, 2018 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  Friday sales are expected to resume on November 30.

 

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 3,201,000 head compared to 3,164,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was mostly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 153.90, Large 150.02, Medium 121.00, and Small 83.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.93 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.22 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn had no price comparison.  Prices ranged $3.86-$4.36 at feed mills and $3.71-$3.96 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans had no price comparison.  Prices were $8.27-$8.52 at the processors and ranged $7.82-$8.27 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had np price comparison; prices were $3.66-$4.16 at the feed mills and $3.81-$3.96 at the elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.90.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.11, —–, 4.16; Candor 4.21, —–, —-; Cofield 3.96, 8.37, —-; Laurinburg 4.26, —–, 4.06; Monroe 4.26, —–, —-; Nashville 4.26, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.16; Creswell 3.86, 8.02, 3.66; Statesville 4.18, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.71, 8.07, 3.91; Clarkton 3.81, 8.07, 3.91; Clement 3.77, 8.08, —-; Clinton 3.91, 8.07, 3.96; Creswell 3.71, 7.98, —-; Elizabeth City 3.76, 8.27, —-;

Lagrange 3.81, 7.97, 3.86; Monroe —-, 8.13, —-; Mount Olive 3.91, 8.07, 3.86;

Norwood 3.96, 7.87, —-; Register —-, 8.02, —-; Warsaw #2 3.96, 7.97, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.82, 3.81.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.52; Selma, 8.27.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$16 mostly $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 mostly $9 occasional higher and lower.