NCDA Market Report for Monday July 16

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Thursday, July 12 in Smithfield, a total of 648 cattle were sold. Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows and slaughter bulls were mostly 2.00-4.00 lower. Feeder steers were mostly steady to 3.00 higher, while heifers were 2.00-5.00 higher. Feeder bulls were 1.00-2.00 lower. Demand, buyer activity and offerings were moderate Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$69, with high dressing up to $74. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $72-$88 and high dressing $90. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $137-$148, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130-$140. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $117-$137, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$132. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $127-$140, 500-600 lbs. were $121-$138.

 

State graded cattle sale: At the state graded feeder cattle sale in Norwood on July 12, a total of 325 steers and 242 heifers were sold.  M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs. $144.23 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs. $143.80; 600-700 lbs. $138.80. M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs. $135; 500-600 lbs. $131.70, 600-700 lbs. $127.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 3,462,000 head compared to 4,374,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 180.09, Large 169.29, Medium 90.74, and Small 75.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.40 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 85.21 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 to 5 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.81-$4.24 at feed mills and $3.46-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.62-$4.20.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 15 cents lower. Prices were $8.63 at the processors and ranged $7.68-$7.91 at the elevators; new crop $7.71-$8.19.

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed; mostly 5 cents lower to 12 cents higher; prices were $3.64-$4.14 at the feed mills and $3.71-$4.58 at the elevators.

Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $356 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.24, —–, 4.14; Candor 4.16, —–, 4.01; Cofield 3.81, 8.19, —-; Laurinburg 4.14, —–, 4.04; Monroe 4.12, —–, —-; Nashville 4.01, —–, —-;          Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.19, —–, 4.14; Creswell 3.89, 7.68, 3.64; Statesville 3.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.19, —–, 4.14; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.94, 7.78, 3.89; Clarkton 3.94, 7.78, 3.89; Clement —-, —–, 3.82; Clinton 3.94, 7.73, 3.94; Creswell 3.66, 7.73, 4.57; Elizabeth City 3.46, 7.91, 4.58; Lagrange 3.94, 7.68, 3.84; Monroe —-, 7.79, 4.47; Mount Olive 3.94, 7.68, 3.84;    Norwood 3.86, 7.79, 3.71; Register 3.90, —–, 3.90; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.06;         Wilson —-, 7.73, 3.79.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.63; Selma No Bid.

 

 

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.): Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type: Supply fairly light. Demand good. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo   supplies insufficient to establish a market extra-large supplies insufficient to establish a market fair quality supplies insufficient to establish a market large supplies insufficient to establish a market.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop

Cucumbers: Supply light. Demand fairly good. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient to establish a market fair quality supplies insufficient to establish a market.

Peppers, Bell Type: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. Wide range in prices. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$18 mostly $14-$14.35 extra-large $14-$18 mostly $14-$14.35 fair quality $10-$14 mostly $10-$10.35 large $12-$16 mostly $12-$12.35.

Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market slightly higher. Wide range in prices. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14 medium $8-$12 Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14 medium $8.35-$12.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina2018 Crop Potatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Quality variable. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $24-$26.50 Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $34-$34.50.