NCDA Market Report for Friday July 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 19, 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 Wednesday, July 18 in Norwood and North Wilkesboro, a total of 1177 cattle were sold. Compared to the previous week’s sale in North Wilkesboro, slaughter cattle were unevenly steady. Feeder steers were $.50 to sharply lower; heifers were $1.00 to $9.00 lower, while feeder bulls were mostly $1.00 to $9.00 higher. Demand and market activity were moderate. Offerings range light to heavy with quality being plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$60.00, with high dressing up to $66.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$89.00, high dressing ranged $91.50-$92.00. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130.00-$151.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118.00-$147.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120.00-$143.00, 500-600 lbs. were $112.00-$133.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$150.00, 500-600 lbs. were $114.00-$135.00.

Goats: At the bimonthly goat sale on Wednesday in Smithfield, 129 goats and 56 sheep were sold. Prices are per head, weights estimated. Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 45.00-57.50, 20-40 lbs. 75.00-117.50, 40-60 lbs. 125.00-165.00, 60-80 lbs. 167.50-197.50; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 47.50-60.00. Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 162.50-187.50, 80-100 lbs. 237.50. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 122.50-135.00, 70-100 lbs. 145.00-157.50, 100-140 lbs. 160.00-192.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 95.00-115.00 70-100 lbs. 120.00-135.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 65.00-90.00. Wethers: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 172.50, 70-100 lbs. 177.50-195.00, 125-150 lbs. 210.00-300.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 132.50-155.00, 100-150 lbs. 170.00-190.00, 150-250 lbs. 202.50-250.00; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. 140.00-167.50. Sheep-Lamb: Good 20-60 lbs. 50.00-100.00, 60-100 lbs. 107.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 70.00-142.50 60-100 lbs. 145.00. Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 122.50-137.50; Utility 80-100 lbs. 87.50-107.50; Cull 60-120 lbs. 50.00-70.00.

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 Thursday in North Carolina was 3,067,000 head compared to 3,150,000 head last Thursday.

Eggs: The market was lower on all sizes. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 169.44, Large 157.03, Medium 81.30, and Small 67.00.

Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 87.80 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 84.64 cents per pound.

Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.91-$4.35 at feed mills and $3.56-$4.31 at elevators; new crop $3.75-$4.30. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 cents higher. Prices were $8.91 at the processors and ranged $7.96-$8.18 at the elevators; new crop $8.02-$8.47. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 to 9 cents higher; prices were $3.75-$4.25 at the feed mills and $3.81-$4.65 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.80 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.35, —–, 4.25; Candor 4.26, —–, 4.11; Cofield 3.91, 8.46, —-; Laurinburg 4.25, —–, 4.15; Monroe 4.22, —–, —-; Nashville 4.13, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.31, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.30, —–, 4.25; Creswell 4.00, 7.96, 3.75; Statesville 4.01, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.30, —–, 4.25; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.05, 8.06, 4.00; Clarkton 4.05, 8.06, 4.00; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.05, 8.01, 4.05; Creswell 3.76, 8.01, 4.64; Elizabeth City 3.56, 8.18, 4.65; Lagrange 4.05, 7.96, 3.95; Monroe —-, 8.06, 4.54; Mount Olive 4.05, 7.96, 3.95; Norwood 3.96, 8.06, 3.81; Register 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.31, —–, 4.16; Wilson —-, 8.01, 3.90.

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.91; Selma, No Bid.

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.): Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Market No grade marks jumbo slightly lower, others about steady. Report issued Monday and Thursday. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 15.50-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 7.00-8.00
some 9.50 few higher.
2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type: supply light. Demand fairly good. Some shippers are finished for the season. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green extra large fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. Last Report.

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.): Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop
Peppers, Bell Type: demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-18.35 mostly 18.00-18.35, extra large 16.00-18.35 mostly 18.00-18.35, fair quality 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35. Squash: demand moderate. Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Zucchini about steady. Wide range in Zucchini prices. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-12.35 mostly 10.00, medium 6.00-10.35 mostly 8.00; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-6.35. Tomatoes, Grape Type: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Some present shipments from previous commitments. Wide range in price for 20 pound cartons loose. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 7.95-9.95, 20 pound cartons loose 13.95-20.95. First Report.

Elizabeth City district North Carolina-2018 crop Potatoes: the last report for the 2018 season was issued on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The report will resume in June 2019. Chip Potatoes will still be issued on Monday.