NCDA Market Report for Friday June 8

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 748 cattle and 21 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly $1.00 to $8.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were $3.00 to $7.00 lower; heifers were mostly $5.00 to $9.00 lower; bulls were mixed, $7.00 lower to $5.00 higher.  Buyer demand was moderate to good with moderate buyer activity.  Offerings were moderate to light 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 $82.00 to $96.00, with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $107.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $144.00-$157.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $135.00 to $152.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $128.00 to $148.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $136.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $138.00 to $160.00.

 

Video Auction:  At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, June 06, an estimated 1120 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 665 lbs. $159.50 (value added), 725 lbs. $143.75, 700 lbs. $147.00 (Sept, split loads), 760 lbs. $151.00 (Jul, value added), 830 lbs. $138.50, 835 lbs. $151.00 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 575 lbs. $154.00; Medium 1-2 675 lbs. $149.75, 775 lbs. $138.25; Holstein Medium and Large 2 700 lbs. $86.00.  Heifers: Medium 1 670 lbs. $145.00 (Jul, value added), 685 lbs. $141.00 (Sept, split loads), 650 lbs. $146.00 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 525 lbs. $139.50, 650 lbs. $139.50, 725 lbs. $131.00.

At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday, 259 goats and 65 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 35.00-50.00, 20-40 lbs. 67.50-112.50, 40-60 lbs. 117.50-160.00, 60-80 lbs. 165.00-175.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 52.50-65.00, 40-60 lbs. 100.00-112.50; Selection 3 40-60 lbs. 65.00-72.50.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 160.00-197.50; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 155.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 115.00-120.00, 70-100 lbs. 130.00-140.00, 100-140 lbs. 147.50-187.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 80.00-107.50; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 57.50-77.50.  Wethers:  Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 142.50-147.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 137.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 137.50-150.00, 100-150 lbs. 170.00-187.50, 150-250 lbs. 197.50-250.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 132.50, 100-150 lbs. 160.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 120.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Good 20-60 lbs. 55.00-67.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 67.50-130.00 60-100 lbs. 130.00-160.00, 100-140 lbs. 175.00-180.00. Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 125.00-200.00; Utility 80-100 lbs. 72.50-105.00.

At the state graded goat auction in Monroe on Wednesday, June 06, a total of 380 goats and 409 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1&2 20-80 lbs. $51-$160; Does/Nannies: Selection 1&2 50-100 lbs. $82.50-$139, 100-140 lbs. $115-$195; Bucks/Billies: Selection 1&2 70-100 lbs. $107.50-$125, 100-150 lbs. $120.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $50-$82.50, 60-100 lbs. $85-$116; Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. $87-$95, 60-100 lbs. $119-$145.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $167.50-$170, Utility 80-100 lbs. $85-$120, Cull 60-120 lbs. $57.50-$77.50.

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 3,162,000 head compared to 3,084,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower on Medium, steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 110.76, Large 105.17, Medium 88.96, 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 mostly 9.00 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

2018 Season

Beans:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 20.00-20.85 occasional higher and lower.  Cabbage:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 7.00-8.00 some 8.50 occasional higher, Red Type medium 12.00 occasional higher.  Cucumbers:  demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium 12.00-16.00 occasional higher and lower, fair quality 6.00 occasional lower, cartons 24s 5.00.  Squash:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00 some 10.00 occasional lower, medium 6.00 some 8.00 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00 some 10.00 medium 6.00 some 8.00 occasional lower.  Blueberries:  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 20.00-26.00 mostly 22.00-24.00 few higher and lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $4.11-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.41 at elevators; new crop $4.07-$4.62.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 to 20 cents lower; prices were $9.94 at the processors and $9.19-$9.46 at the elevators; new crop $9.26-$9.80.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed; 2 cents lower to 7 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.16-$4.56 at the feed mills and $4.05-$5.27 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $388.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.46, —–, 4.56; Candor 4.51, —–, 4.35; Cofield 4.21, 9.71, —-; Laurinburg 4.28, —–, 4.56; Monroe 4.56, —–, —-; Nashville 4.36, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.56, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.56; Creswell 4.11, 9.24, 4.16; Statesville 4.26, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.56; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.16, 9.29, 4.36; Clarkton 4.16, 9.29, 4.36; Clement —-, —–, 4.40; Clinton 4.16, 9.24, 4.36; Creswell 3.92, 9.19, 5.01; Elizabeth City 3.86, 9.46, 4.92; Lagrange 4.16, 9.19, 4.36; Monroe —-, 9.34, 5.27; Mount Olive 4.16, 9.19, 4.36; Norwood 4.21, 9.34, 4.05; Register —-, —–, 4.36; Warsaw #2 4.41, —–, 4.56; Wilson —-, 9.24, 4.36.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 94.22 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 89.30 cents per pound.