NCDA Market Highlights for Wednesday September 12

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 11, 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 auctions held Monday in Siler City and Canton a total of 945 cattle, 111 goats, and 29 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to 3.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly 1.00 to 5.00 higher.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to average.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to heavy.  Cattle quality was attractive to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$66, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $80-$87, high dressing up to $90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $136-$159, 500-600 lbs. ranged $131-$155.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $124-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$132.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $133-$157, 500-600 lbs. ranged $124-$148.

 

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 3,247,000 head compared to 3,147,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on Extra Large and Large, steady 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 136.22, Large 122.27, Medium 76.00, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.53 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.32 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.91-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.21 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 to 14 cents lower.  Prices were $8.71 at the processors and ranged $7.72-$8.17 at the elevators; new crop $7.81-$8.17.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower; prices were $3.76-$4.26 at the feed mills and $3.91-$4.73 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.11, —–, 4.26; Candor 4.22, —–, —-; Cofield 4.02, 8.47, —-; Laurinburg 4.11, —–, 4.16; Monroe 4.21, —–, —-; Nashville 4.26, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.31, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.16, —–, 4.26; Creswell 3.91, 7.81, 3.76; Statesville 4.16, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.16, —–, 4.26; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.81, 8.01, 4.01; Clarkton 3.91, 7.90, 4.01; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.01, 7.96, 4.06; Creswell 3.81, 7.91, 4.73; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.17, —-; Lagrange 3.91, 7.91, 3.96; Monroe —-, 7.72, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 7.91, 3.96; Norwood 3.97, 7.72, —-; Register 4.21, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.16, —–, —-; Wilson —-, 7.85, 3.91.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 8.71; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply very 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:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 10.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.35, extra large 12.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-12.35, fair quality 8.00-10.35 mostly 10.00-10.35, large 10.00-12.00.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 14.00-14.35, medium 10.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00-14.35, medium 8.00-10.35 mostly 8.00.  Tomatoes:  demand fairly light.  Market lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 8.95-10.95 mostly 9.95, extra large 8.95-10.95 mostly 8.95-9.95, large 7.95-10.95 mostly 7.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 7.95-8.95 mostly 7.95, 20 pound cartons loose 12.95-14.95 mostly 13.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 9.95-11.95 mostly 9.95, large 9.95-11.95 mostly 9.95.