NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday August 1

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 31, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

CattleAt the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1292 cattle and 29 goats were sold.  Compared to their previously reported sales, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $4.00 lower; bulls were steady to $1.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $6.00 higher.  Demand, buyer activity and offerings were moderate, cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$65.00, with high dressing up to $78.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81.00-$89.00 with high dressing up to $97.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130.00-$164.00, 500-600 lbs. were $138.00-$148.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $125.00-$147.00, 500-600 lbs. were $118.00-$140.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$165.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$147.00.

 

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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,171,000 head compared to 3,063,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, higher on Medium, and lower on the balance. Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 140.00, Large 127.60, Medium 70.22, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 89.78 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 86.49 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.12-$4.56 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.52 at the elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.52. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 28 to 29 cents higher.  Prices were $9.53 at the processors and ranged $8.53-$8.94 at the elevators; new crop $8.38-$9.04. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 to 7 cents higher; prices were $3.96-$4.46 at the feed mills and $4.01-$5.15 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $371.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.56, —–, 4.46; Candor 4.47, —–, 4.31; Cofield 4.12, 9.19, —-; Laurinburg 4.46, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.43, —–, —-; Nashville 4.34, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.52, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.51, —–, 4.46; Creswell 4.21, 8.53, 3.96; Statesville 4.22, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.51, —–, 4.46; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 4.26, 8.63, 4.21; Clarkton 4.26, 8.63, 4.21; Clement —-, —–, 4.23; Clinton 4.26, 8.58, 4.26; Creswell 3.97, 8.58, 5.13; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.94, 5.15; Lagrange 4.26, 8.53, 4.16; Monroe —-, 8.64, —-; Mount Olive 4.26, 8.53, 4.16; Norwood 4.17, 8.69, 4.01; Register 4.32, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.52, —–, 4.37; Wilson —-, 8.58, 4.11.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 9.53; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Wide range in medium prices.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 12.00-18.00, fair quality 6.00-8.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide range in fair quality prices.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-18.35 mostly 16.00, extra large 16.00-18.35 mostly 16.00, fair quality 10.00-14.35 mostly 12.00-14.35.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-8.35 some low as 6.00, medium 6.00-6.35; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-6.35.  Tomatoes:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 8.95-9.95 occasional higher, extra large 7.95-9.95 mostly 8.95-9.95 occasional higher, large 7.95-9.95 mostly 8.95-9.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95-10.95 mostly 9.95-10.95, 20 pound cartons loose 17.95-21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 8.95-11.95 mostly 8.95-9.95, large 8.95-11.95 mostly 8.95-9.95.