NCDA Market Report for Monday July 2

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Thursday at Smithfield, a total of 228 cattle and 13 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly 1.00-8.00 higher. Feeder steers were steady to 3.00 higher. Feeder heifers were mostly 1.00 lower. Feeder bulls were steady to 1.00 lower. Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light.  Cattle quality was average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$70, with high dressing up to $76.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$90. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $138-$145, 500-600 lbs. were $130.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $119-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $128-$138.

 

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 is 4,652,000 head compared to 3,821,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 162.89, Large 150.96, Medium 93.83, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 85.17 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 81.41 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.85-$4.35 at feed mills and $3.65-$4.15 at elevators; new crop $3.78-$4.36.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 3 cents lower.  Prices were $8.78 at the processors and ranged $8.13-$8.19 at the elevators; new crop $8.03-$8.65.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 to 18 cents higher; Prices were $3.90-4.30 at the feed mills and $3.89-$4.72 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $361.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.20, —–, 4.30; Candor 4.35, —–, 4.19; Cofield 4.00, 8.64, —-; Laurinburg 4.02, —–, 4.30; Monroe 4.30, —–, —-; Nashville 4.10, —–, —-;           Roaring River 4.30, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.15, —–, 4.30; Creswell 3.85, 8.13, 3.90; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.15, —–, 4.30; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.90, 8.13, 4.10; Clarkton 3.90, 8.13, 4.10; Clement —-, —–, 3.98; Clinton 3.90, 8.13, 4.10; Creswell 3.66, 8.03, 4.72; Elizabeth City 3.65, 8.36, 4.62; Lagrange 3.90, 8.13, 4.10; Monroe —-, 8.19, 4.58; Mount Olive 3.90, 8.13, 4.10;   Norwood 4.05, 8.24, 3.89;  Register 4.10, —–, 4.10; Warsaw #2 4.15, —–, 4.30;        Wilson —-, 8.13, 4.10.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.87; Selma No Bid.

 

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

Blueberries: supply fairly light. demand moderate. market about steady. Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Wide range in prices. Quality variable. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium to large $14-$20 few $21 occasional lower. Peppers, Bell Type: demand fairly good at slightly lower prices. market slightly lower. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$16.35 occasional previous commitments lower extra-large $16-$16.35 occasional previous commitments lower fair quality $10-$10.35 includes previous commitments.

Elizabeth City District North Carolina2018 Crop Potatoes: supply fairly light. demand good. market about steady. Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $26-$26.50.