NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday October 23

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 22, 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 1300 cattle, 142 goats, and 85 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 5.00 higher; while bulls were 3.00 to 5.00 higher.  Feeder steers and bulls were mixed, while heifers were mostly higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $44-$58, with high dressing up to $62.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $70-$77.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$149, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$149.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$140.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,247,000 head compared to 3,191,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower 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 142.33, Large 127.60, Medium 83.00, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 79.77 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 76.56 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.94-$4.39 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.10 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 22 cents higher.  Prices were $8.48 at the processors and ranged $7.78-$8.24 at the elevators. 

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $3.79-$4.29 at the feed mills and $3.94-$4.09 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$5.12.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.14, —–, 4.29; Candor 4.35, —–, —-; Cofield 4.00, 8.44, —-; Laurinburg 4.29, —–, 4.19; Monroe 4.29, —–, —-; Nashville 4.39, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.29, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.34, —–, 4.29; Creswell 3.94, 8.08, 3.79; Statesville 4.19, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.34, —–, 4.29; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.84, 7.98, 4.04; Clarkton 3.94, 7.98, 4.04; Clement 3.87, 8.16, —-; Clinton 4.04, 7.98, 4.09; Creswell 3.84, 8.08, —-; Elizabeth City 3.80, 8.24, —-;

Lagrange 3.94, 7.83, 3.99; Monroe —-, 8.19, —-; Mount Olive 4.04, 7.98, 3.99;

Norwood 4.10, 7.89, —-; Register —-, 8.13, —-; Warsaw #2 4.09, 7.88, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.78, 3.94.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.48; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $15-$16 mostly $15.50-$16 some $17-$18 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 mostly $11-$13, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 few higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $9-$11 mostly $10-$11 some $8 occasional higher.