NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday October 9

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 08, 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 1,102 cattle, 151 goats, and 41 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; while bulls were 2.00 to 5.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower, while bulls were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $46-$58.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $70-$77.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $133-$142.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $117-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$127.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$140, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$137.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, October 05, 157 goats and 55 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 20-40 lbs. $70, 40-60 lbs. $90-$112.50, 60-80 lbs. $120-$165; Selection 2 under 20 lbs. $55, 20-40 lbs. $42.50-$65, 40-60 lbs. $50-$85, 60-80 lbs. $72.50-$112.50; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. $25-$40, 40-60 lbs. $25-$45.  Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. $105-$110, 80-100 lbs. $135-$155; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. $75-$97.50, 80-100 lbs. $115-$127.50.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $125-$160, 100-140 lbs. $165-$205; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. $45-$60, 70-100 lbs. $65-$105, 100-140 lbs. $95-$145; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. $37.50-$40, 70-100 lbs. $45, 100-140 lbs. $70-$75.  Wethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $135, 100-150 lbs. $150-$190, Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $97.50-$125.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $85-$95, 100-150 lbs. $145-$180, 150-250 lbs. $185-$255; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $67.50-$80, 100-150 lbs. $85-$135, 150-250 lbs. $180; Selection 3 100-150 lbs. $72.50.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $42.50-$77.50, 60-100 lbs. $65-$92.50, 100-140 lbs. $97.50; Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. $105-$130, 100-140 lbs. $110-$140.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $125-$150; Utility 80-100 lbs. $85-$120.  Rams 100-200 lbs. $115-$220.

 

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 3,239,000 head compared to 3,099,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher 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 145.63, Large 130.90, Medium 89.00, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  No report issued on Monday, October 08, 2018 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.  The next report will be issued on Tuesday, October 09, 2018.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.91-$4.36 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.07 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.59 at the processors and ranged $7.89-$8.35 at the elevators. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $3.76-$4.26 at the feed mills and $3.91-$4.06 at the elevators; new crop $4.16-$5.15.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $353.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.06, —–, 4.26; Candor 4.32, —–, —-; Cofield 3.97, 8.55, —-; Laurinburg 4.16, —–, 4.16; Monroe 4.16, —–, —-; Nashville 4.36, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.26, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, 4.26; Creswell 3.91, 8.19, 3.76; Statesville 4.16, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.31, —–, 4.26; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.81, 7.89, 4.01; Clarkton 3.91, 7.89, 4.01; Clement 3.86, 8.29, —-; Clinton 4.01, 7.89, 4.06; Creswell 3.81, 8.29, —-; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.35, —-;

Lagrange 3.91, 7.89, 3.96; Monroe —-, 8.30, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 7.89, 3.96;

Norwood 4.07, 8.10, —-; Register —-, 8.24, —-; Warsaw #2 4.06, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.89, 3.91.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.59; 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 $15-$17 mostly $15 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $9, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$9 some $11 few higher.  2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$16 few higher occasional including previous commitments lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$13, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$11 mostly $10 occasional lower FIRST REPORTWestern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $8.95-$12.95, extra large $8.95-$11.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $10.95-$12.95; 20 pound cartons loose $20.95-$23.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$17.95, large $11.95-$17.95.