NCDA Market Report for Friday June 29

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 929 cattle and 9 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $4.00 higher; bulls were mixed; $3.00 lower to $4.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder cattle were mostly $4.00 to $6.00 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 $51.00 to $68.00, with high dressing up to $77.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $80.00 to $88.00, with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $99.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $138.00-$144.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $135.00 to $144.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120.00 to $126.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $122.00 to $130.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $125.00 to $144.00.

 

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 3,194,000 head compared to 3,143,000 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 161.00, Large 149.07, Medium 92.61, 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 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 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

2018 Season

Peppers, Bell Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9-bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.35 few previous commitments lower, extra-large 16.00-18.00 mostly 16.35 few previous commitments lower, fair quality 10.35-12.00 mostly 10.35 few previous commitments lower.  Blueberries: supply fairly light.  Demand moderate. Market lower.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Wide range in prices.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 14.00-20.00 mostly 15.00 occasional lower.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina

2018 Season

Potatoes:  supply light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.  Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per cwt size A 26.50.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.45-$4.25 at feed mills and $3.55-$4.10 at elevators; new crop $3.74-$4.31.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents lower; prices were $8.81 at the processors and $8.16-$9.06 at the elevators; new crop $8.02-$8.69.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady to 7 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.25 at the feed mills and $3.75-$4.54 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $360.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.15, —–, 4.25; Candor 4.20, —–, 4.05; Cofield 3.90, 8.61, —-; Laurinburg 3.97, —–, 4.25; Monroe 4.25, —–, —-; Nashville 4.05, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.25, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.10, —–, 4.25; Creswell 3.80, 8.16, 3.85; Statesville 4.00, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.10, —–, 4.25; Pantego #2 3.45, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.85, 8.16, 4.05; Clarkton 3.85, 8.16, 4.05; Clement —-, —–, 3.94; Clinton 3.85, 8.16, 4.05; Creswell 3.61, 9.06, 4.54; Elizabeth City 3.55, 8.33, 4.45; Lagrange 3.85, 8.16, 4.05; Monroe —-, 8.21, 4.40; Mount Olive 3.85, 8.16, 4.05; Norwood 3.90, 8.21, 3.75; Register 4.05, —–, 4.05; Warsaw #2 4.10, —–, 4.25; Wilson —-, 8.16, 4.05.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 84.57 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.91 cents per pound.