NCDA Market Report for Friday July 13

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Wednesday, July 11 in North Wilkesboro, a total of 303 cattle were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were mostly steady, while bulls were mixed, 6.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Feeder heifers were sharply higher, while feeder bulls were mixed, 7.00 lower to 4.00 higher. There is no available price comparison for feeder steers. Demand was good while market activity and offerings were moderate. Cattle quality was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52-$60, with high dressing up to $79.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$89, high dressing ranged $90-$93. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $149-$152, 500-600 lbs. ranged $134-$147. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $129-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$134.75. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $118-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$132.

Norwood report not available due to absence of the reporter. Cattle receipts for the sale held on Wednesday, July 11 in Norwood totaled 966 head.

 

Video auction: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, July 11, an estimated 1982 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 600 lbs. $159, 672 lbs. $158.98 (value added), 755 lbs. $145.50, 815 lbs. $139.50 (Aug); Medium and Large 1-2 540 lbs. $154.50 (split loads), 660 lbs. $147, 775 lbs. $141.50 (Oct), 750 lbs. $137; Medium 1-2 550 lbs. $155 (split loads), 633 lbs. $152.50, 690 lbs. $147.50 (Aug), 740 lbs. $149, 760 lbs. $142.25 (Aug), 720 lbs. $159 (value added), 760 lbs. $142 (Aug, split loads), 739 lbs. $161.87 (Aug, value added).  Heifers: Medium 1 595 lbs. $143 (value added), 625 lbs. $152.75 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 500 lbs. $142.50 (split loads), 622 lbs.  $136.99, 750 lbs. $135 (Oct), 700 lbs. $134.25; Medium 1-2 525 lbs. $147 (split loads), 675 lbs. $137.50 (Aug), 690 lbs. $153 (value added), 630 lbs.  $161.75 (Aug, value added), 700 lbs. $134 (Aug), 725 lbs. $135, 710 lbs.  $136 (Aug, split loads), 700 lbs. $149.25 (Aug, value added).

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina was 3,101,000 head compared to 2,901,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on Large and Medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 181.98, Large 170.18, Medium 92.57, and Small 75.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.74 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.99 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 to 6 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.86-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.51-$4.25 at elevators; new crop $3.64-$4.24.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 1 cent higher. Prices were $8.78 at the processors and ranged $7.83-$8.06 at the elevators; new crop $7.72-$8.34.

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 6 cents higher; prices were $3.69-$4.19 at the feed mills and $3.76-$4.46 at the elevators.

Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $360.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  4.29, —–, 4.19; Candor 4.21, —–, 4.06; Cofield 3.86, 8.34, —-;      Laurinburg 4.19, —–, 4.09; Monroe 4.16, —–, —-; Nashville 4.05, —–, —-;          Roaring River 4.25, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.24, —–, 4.19; Creswell 3.94, 7.83, 3.69; Statesville 3.95, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.24, —–, 4.19; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.99, 7.93, 3.94; Clarkton 3.99, 7.93, 3.94; Clement —-, —–, 3.84; Clinton 3.99, 7.88, 3.99; Creswell 3.70, 7.88, 4.44; Elizabeth City 3.51, 8.06, 4.46; Lagrange 3.99, 7.83, 3.89; Monroe —-, 7.94, 4.35; Mount Olive 3.99, 7.83, 3.89;    Norwood 3.91, 7.94, 3.76; Register 3.96, —–, 3.96; Warsaw #2 4.25, —–, 4.10;        Wilson —-, 7.88, 3.84.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.78; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $9-$10 some $6.50-$7.50 No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 some $7-$7.50 occasional higher.

2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type: Demand good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo supplies in too few hands to establish a market, extra-large $16-$18 mostly $16, fair quality $12, few $8-$10.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient to establish a market fair quality supplies insufficient to establish a market.

Peppers, Bell Type: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$14.35 extra-large $14-$14.35 fair quality $10.35 large $12-$12.35.

Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market yellow straightneck slightly higher, zucchini about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35 medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35 Yellow Straightneck small $12-$12.35 medium $8.35-$10 mostly $10.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina2018 Crop Potatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Quality variable. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $24-$26.50 Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $34-$34.50.