NCDA Market Report for Friday June 15

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 1108 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were steady to $1.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were mostly $1.00 to $2.00 lower; heifers were steady to $7.00 lower; bulls were mixed, $3.00 lower to $6.00 higher.  Buyer demand was moderate to very good with moderate to active buyer activity.  Offerings were moderate with the quality of the cattle plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $68.00, with high dressing up to $79.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $84.00 to $95.00, with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $97.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $143.00-$155.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $134.00 to $156.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $127.00 to $141.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $119.00 to $136.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $135.00 to $166.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,151,000 head compared to 3,134,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are light to moderate.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 120.47, Large 112.38, Medium 87.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 few higher and lower.

 

2018 Season

Beans:  supply moderate.  Demand fairly good.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 16.00-16.85 occasional 18.00-20.00 occasional lower.  Cabbage:  supply light.  Demand good.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 9.00-12.00 mostly 10.00 occasional lower, Red Type medium 12.00 occasional higher.  Cucumbers:  supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium 12.00-16.00 occasional higher, fair quality 5.00-8.00 occasional lower, cartons 24s 4.00-6.00.  Squash:  supply moderate.  Demand fairly good.  A few growers experiencing a production gap. 1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional lower.  Blueberries:  supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 16.00-20.00 few higher and lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 13 cents lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.63-$4.43 at feed mills and $3.72-$4.28 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.50.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed; 9 cents lower to 1 cent higher; prices were $9.47 at the processors and $8.72-$8.99 at the elevators; new crop $8.73-$9.35.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 13 to 25 cents lower.  Prices ranged $4.03-$4.43 at the feed mills and $3.92-$4.76 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $373.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.33, —–, 4.38; Candor 4.38, —–, 4.22; Cofield 4.07, 9.24, —-; Laurinburg 4.15, —–, 4.33; Monroe 4.43, —–, —-; Nashville 4.28, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.43, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, 4.43; Creswell 3.98, 8.82, 4.03; Statesville 4.13, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.28, —–, 4.43; Pantego #2 3.63, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.03, 8.82, 4.18; Clarkton 4.03, 8.82, 4.18; Clement —-, —–, 4.31; Clinton 4.03, 8.82, 4.23; Creswell 3.79, 8.72, 4.76; Elizabeth City 3.72, 8.99, 4.67; Lagrange 4.03, 8.82, 4.13; Monroe —-, 8.87, 4.72; Mount Olive 4.03, 8.82, 4.13; Norwood 4.08, 8.87, 3.92; Register 4.23, —–, 4.23; Warsaw #2 4.28, —–, 4.43; Wilson —-, 8.82, 4.08.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 93.91 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 89.58 cents per pound.