NCDA Market Highlights for Tuesday September 11

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 10, 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 1,081 cattle, 122 goats, and 38 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 lower and bulls were 3.00 to 8.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady, while bulls were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$66, with high dressing up to $76.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $80-$86.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $144-$158.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$146, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$144.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $135-$154, 500-600 lbs. ranged $124-$149.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby, 122 goats and 31 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Selection 1 Kids under 20 lbs. $40-$47.50, 20-40 lbs. $70-$85, 40-60 lbs. $100-$115.50, 60-80 lbs. $120-$150; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. $60-$65, 40-60 lbs. $80-$90; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. $30-$45.  Yearling: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. $190.00.  Does/Nannies:

Selection 1 50-70 lbs. $85-$110, 70-100 lbs. $125-$180, 100-140 lbs. $210-$260; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. $55-$77.50, 70-100 lbs. $90-$100, 100-140 lbs. $110.  Wethers: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. $125-$135, 70-100 lbs. $145-$160, 100-150 lbs. $220-$255, 125-150 lbs. $270-$275;

Selection 2 50-70 lbs. $75-$92.50, 100-125 lbs. $190.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $100-$125, 100-150 lbs. $132.50-$150, 150-250 lbs. $150-$170; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $70-$97, 100-150 lbs. $110-$130, 150-250 lbs. $135-$147.50; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. $55-$60.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter lambs: Good 60-100 lbs. $62.50-$67.50, 100-140 lbs. $97.50-$110; Choice & Prime: 60-100 lbs. $95-$110, 100-140 lbs. $130.  Ewes: Good: 100-200 lbs. $160-$220; Utility: 80-100 lbs. $100-$135; Cull: 60-120 lbs. $95.

 

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 3,231,000 head compared to 1,100,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 137.80, Large 123.84, Medium 76.00, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.43 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 80.22 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.32 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.22 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.85 at the processors and ranged $7.85-$8.30 at the elevators; new crop $7.95-$8.30.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.77-$4.27 at the feed mills and $3.92-$4.83 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.12, —–, 4.27; Candor 4.22, —–, —-; Cofield 4.02, 8.60, —-; Laurinburg 4.12, —–, 4.17; Monroe 4.22, —–, —-; Nashville 4.27, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.32, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.17, —–, 4.27; Creswell 3.92, 7.95, 3.77; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.17, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.82, 8.15, 4.02; Clarkton 3.92, 8.03, 4.02; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.02, 8.10, 4.07; Creswell 3.82, 8.05, 4.83; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.30, —-;

Lagrange 3.92, 8.05, 3.97; Monroe —-, 7.85, —-; Mount Olive 4.02, 8.05, 3.97;

Norwood 3.97, 7.85, —-; Register 4.22, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.17, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.98, 3.92.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.85; 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 $9.75, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $7-$8 some $9.50-$11 few higher.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply very light.  Demand fairly good.  Wide price range.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$20.35 mostly $20-$20.35, fair quality $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.

1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; large $10-$11.35 mostly $11-$11.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$14.35, medium $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$14.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $8.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range for large.  Extra services included.

25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$13.95, extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $8.95-$13.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $7.95-$8.95, 20 pound cartons loose $12.95-$13.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$10.95, large $9.95-$10.95.