NCDA Market Report for Friday June 22

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 696 cattle and 1 goat were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $3.00 higher; bulls were mostly $2.00 to $8.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $6.00 lower; heifers were $1.00 to $3.00 lower; bulls were $5.00 to $12.00 lower.  Buyer demand was moderate to good with moderate buyer activity.  Offerings were light to 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 $73.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $76.00 to $91.00, with high dressing ranging $92.00 to $95.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $143.00-$150.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $139.00 to $150.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $126.00 to $140.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $116.00 to $134.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $130.00 to $154.00.

 

At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday 191 goats and 71 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids:  Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 55.00-67.50, 20-40 lbs. 70.00-117.50, 40-60 lbs. 115.00-155.00, 60-80 lbs. 190.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 62.50-67.50, 40-60 lbs. 102.50-110.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 52.50-60.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 167.50, 80-100 215.00, 100-120 lbs. 262.50; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 140.00-145.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 120.00, 70-100 lbs. 134.00-145.00, 100-140 lbs. 177.50-215.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 92.50-117.50, 70-100 lbs. 120.00-130.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 60.00-85.00.  Wethers:  Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 150.00-162.50, 70-100 lbs. 187.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 127.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 140.00-177.50; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. 127.50-137.50.  Sheep-Lamb: Good 20-60 lbs. 77.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 75.00-145.00 60-100 lbs. 147.50-175.00. Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 125.00-160.00; Utility 80-100 lbs. 95.00-117.50.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,164,000 head compared to 3,023,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 139.35, Large 127.55, Medium 90.04, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 some 7.00-7.50 occasional higher.

 

2018 Season

Cabbage:  supply fairly light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 9.00-10.00.  Peppers, Bell Type:  supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  1 1/9-bushel cartons Green extra-large 12.00-14.00 occasional lower, fair quality 8.00-10.00 occasional lower.  First report.  Squash:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-10.00, medium 6.00-8.00; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00-12.00, medium 8.00-10.00.  Last report Zucchini.  Blueberries:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 16.00-24.00 mostly 18.00-20.00 few higher occasional lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.57-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.67-$4.22 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.43.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 cents lower; prices were $9.00 at the processors and $8.25-$8.53 at the elevators; new crop $8.28-$8.87.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 to 7 cents higher.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.37 at the feed mills and $3.87-$4.70 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $371.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.27, —–, 4.32; Candor 4.32, —–, 4.17; Cofield 4.02, 8.78, —-; Laurinburg 4.09, —–, 4.27; Monroe 4.37, —–, —-; Nashville 4.17, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.37, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.22, —–, 4.37; Creswell 3.92, 8.35, 3.97; Statesville 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.22, —–, 4.37; Pantego #2 3.57, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.97, 8.35, 4.12; Clarkton 3.97, 8.35, 4.12; Clement —-, —–, 4.06; Clinton 3.97, 8.35, 4.17; Creswell 3.73, 8.25, 4.70; Elizabeth City 3.67, 8.53, 4.60; Lagrange 3.97, 8.35, 4.07; Monroe —-, 8.41, 4.55; Mount Olive 3.97, 8.35, 4.07; Norwood 4.02, 8.41, 3.87; Register 4.17, —–, 4.17; Warsaw #2 4.22, —–, 4.37; Wilson —-, 8.35, 4.02.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.30 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 81.64 cents per pound.