NCDA Market Report for Friday July 6

Cattle:  Livestock auctions were not held on Wednesday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The next Daily Market Highlights which will contain cattle section will be published on Tuesday, July 10.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 2,934,000 head compared to 3,057,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 177.09, Large 165.93, Medium 95.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.71 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.44 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.92-$4.34 at the feed mills and $3.57-$4.32 at the elevators; new crop $3.75-$4.30. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 9 cents lower.  Prices were $8.84 at the processors and ranged $7.89-$8.11 at the elevators; new crop $7.96-$8.41. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady to 15 cents higher; prices were $3.62-$4.12 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.67 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $356.40 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.12; Candor 4.27, —–, 4.12; Cofield 3.92, 8.39, —-; Laurinburg 4.24, —–, 4.02; Monroe 4.23, —–, —-; Nashville 4.03, —–, —-;          Roaring River 4.32, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.29, —–, 4.12; Creswell 3.99, 7.89, 3.62; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.29, —–, 4.12; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.04, 7.99, 3.87; Clarkton 4.04, 7.99, 3.87; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.04, 7.94, 3.92; Creswell —-, —–, 4.65; Elizabeth City 3.57, 8.11, 4.67;   Lagrange 4.04, 7.89, 3.82; Monroe —-, 7.99, 4.66; Mount Olive 4.04, 7.89, 3.82;    Norwood 3.97, 7.99, 3.82; Register 4.03, —–, 4.03; Warsaw #2 4.32, —–, 4.17;

Wilson —-, 7.94, 3.77.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.84; 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 $16 few higher U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14 U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 occasional low as $6.50 No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 some low as $7 occasional higher. 2018 Crop Blueberries: Supply light. Demand moderate. Market slightly lower. Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Wide range in prices. Quality variable. Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $13-$18 occasional higher. Peppers, Bell Type: Supply moderate. Demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$14.35 few $16 extra-large $14-$14 few low as $12 occasional high as $16 fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8.35 occasional high as $12.00.

Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2018 Crop Potatoes: Supply moderate. Demand fairly good. Quality variable. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $26-$26.50. Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $30-$34.50.