NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday December 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for December 18, 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 weekly livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,530 cattle, 36 hogs, 60 goats, and 25 sheep were sold.  Compared to the previous sales two weeks prior, slaughter cows were unevenly steady, and bulls were mostly $6.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00 lower to sharply lower.  Demand was mostly moderate with moderate market activity and buyer interest.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $43-$57, with high dressing up to $66.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $62-$79, high dressing ranged $76-$91.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $127-$152, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $100-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $111-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$163, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$141.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady, and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 2,830,000 head compared to 2,541,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, lower on Medium, and higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 152.52, Large 152.52, Medium 104.78, and Small 78.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.85 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.42 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $4.20-$4.75 at feed mills and $4.00-$4.26 at elevators; new crop $4.30-$4.60.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.72-$8.97 at the processors and ranged $8.27-$8.73 at the elevators; new crop $9.41.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $3.95-$4.45 at the feed mills and $4.10-$4.25 at the elevators; new crop $4.15-$5.11.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.50, —–, 4.45; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 8.88, —-; Laurinburg 4.55, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.75, —–, —-; Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.20, 8.47, 3.95; Statesville 4.35, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.00, 8.50, 4.20; Clarkton 4.10, 8.47, 4.20; Clement 4.05, 8.44, —-; Clinton 4.20, 8.52, 4.25; Creswell 4.00, 8.43, —-; Elizabeth City 4.06, 8.73, —-; Lagrange 4.10, 8.42, 4.15; Monroe —-, 8.68, —-; Mount Olive 4.20, 8.52, 4.15; Norwood 4.26, 8.33, —-; Register —-, 8.47, —-; Warsaw #2 4.25, 8.42, —-; Wilson —-, 8.27, 4.10.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.97; Selma, 8.72.