NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday August 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 28, 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, August 27, at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1,494 cattle and 38 goats were sold.  Compared to their previous week’s sales, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $3.00 higher; bulls were steady to $7.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower, heifers were $1.50 to $6.00 lower; bulls were mostly $3.00 to $8.00 lower.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate for the moderate offerings.  Cattle quality plain was to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51.00-$63.00, with high dressing up to $87.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81.00-$95.00 with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $100.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $137.50-$160.00, 500-600 lbs. were $134.00-$152.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $122.00-$142.50, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$135.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$154.00, 500-600 lbs. were $124.00-$143.00.

 

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 3,199,000 head compared to 3,139,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady 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: Extra Large 152.93, Large 138.98, Medium 93.78, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.31 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 80.10 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 to 10 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.81-$4.21 at the feed mills and $3.66-$4.21 at the elevators; new crop $3.66-$4.21. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 to 15 cents lower.  Prices were $8.73 at the processors and ranged $7.73-$8.08 at the elevators; new crop $7.73-$8.18. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents lower; prices were $3.66-$4.16 at the feed mills and $3.81-$4.58 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $332.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.01, —–, 4.16; Candor 4.16, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01, 8.33, —-; Laurinburg 4.01, —–, 4.06; Monroe 4.06, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.16; Creswell 3.81, 7.70, 3.66; Statesville 3.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.71, 7.85, 3.91; Clarkton 3.86, 7.85, 3.91; Clement 3.82, —–, —-; Clinton 4.01, 7.80, 3.96; Creswell 3.66, 7.93, 4.58; Elizabeth City 3.71, 8.08, —-; Lagrange 3.96, 7.75, 3.86; Monroe —-, 7.73, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 7.75, 3.86; Norwood 3.86, 7.88, —-; Register 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.06; Wilson —-, 7.80, 3.81.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.73; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply light.  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 16.00-20.35 mostly 20.00-20.35, fair quality 8.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 10.00-10.35, extra large 10.00-10.35, fair quality 8.00-8.35, large 9.00-9.35.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35, medium 10.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35; Yellow Straightneck small 12.00-14.35 mostly 12.00, medium 8.00-10.35 mostly 10.00-10.35.  Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 13.95-15.95, extra large 13.95-15.95, large 10.95-13.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95-10.95, 20 pound cartons loose 17.95-21.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95, large 11.95-13.95.