NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday August 8

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 07, 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 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday, August 6, at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1314 cattle and 124 goats were sold.  Compared to their previously reported sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $3.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $7.00 higher.  Demand was moderate to good, buyer activity was moderate, and offerings were moderate to light.  Cattle quality plain was to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00-$65.00, with high dressing up to $77.50.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81.00-$92.00 with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $93.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $129.00-$162.00, 500-600 lbs. were $130.00-$159.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $122.00-$149.00, 500-600 lbs. were $110.00-$137.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$161.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$154.00.

 

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 3,160,000 head compared to 3,123,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, higher on Medium, and lower on the balance. Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 139.12, Large 126.72, Medium 78.83, and Small 59.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 87.72 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 84.43 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.16-$4.49 at the feed mills and $3.86-$4.50 at the elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.40. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 to 13 cents higher.  Prices were $9.45 at the processors and ranged $8.44-$8.81 at the elevators; new crop $8.55-$8.91. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $3.94-$4.44 at the feed mills and $4.09-$5.28 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $363.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.44; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.16, 9.06, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, —–, 4.34; Monroe 4.40, —–, —-; Nashville 4.32, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.40, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.49, —–, 4.44; Creswell 4.19, 8.45, 3.94; Statesville 4.20, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.49, —–, 4.44; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 4.09, 8.60, 4.19; Clarkton 4.14, 8.60, 4.19; Clement —-, —–, 4.22; Clinton 4.29, 8.55, 4.24; Creswell 3.95, 8.44, 5.28; Elizabeth City 3.86, 8.81, —-; Lagrange 4.24, 8.50, 4.14; Monroe —-, 8.46, —-; Mount Olive 4.29, 8.50, 4.14; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.39, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.50, —–, 4.35; Wilson —-, 8.55, 4.09.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 9.45; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply medium very light, fair quality light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35, extra large 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35, fair quality 10.00-12.35 mostly 10.00-10.35, large 12.00-12.35.  Squash:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  Quality variable. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-6.35; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-6.35.  Tomatoes:  demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 9.95-11.95, extra large 9.95-11.95 some 8.95, large 9.95-11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 9.95-11.95, 20 pound cartons loose 19.95-21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 11.95-13.95, lge 11.95-13.95.