NCDA Market Report for Monday June 18

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At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 675 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower; bulls had too few sales to trend when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder cattle were sharply lower.  Several buyers were not present for the sale.  Demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity.  Heavy offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $58.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $75.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $84.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $130.00 to $145.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $137.00 to $147.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $118.00 to $124.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $115.00 to $125.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $130.00 to $138.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,176,000 head compared to 3,930,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance.  Supplies are moderate to 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 122.83, Large 113.80, Medium 87.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Blueberries:  demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  Wide price range. Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 16.00-23.00 mostly 19.00-22.00 some including previous commitments higher occasional lower.  Beans:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 16.00-16.85 occasional higher and lower.  Cabbage:  supply fairly light.  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 9.00-10.00 occasional lower, Red Type medium supplies insufficient to establish a market.  Cucumbers:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium 12.00-16.00 occasional higher and lower, fair quality 6.00-7.00 occasional lower, cartons 24s 4.00-5.00.  Squash:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  A few growers experiencing a production gap.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.61-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.71-$4.26 at elevators; new crop $3.87-$4.48.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 21 to 22 cents lower; prices were $9.25 at the processors and $8.50-$8.78 at the elevators; new crop $8.49-$9.16.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower, prices were $4.01-$4.41 at the feed mills and $3.90-$4.74 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $368.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.36, —–, 4.20; Cofield 3.71, 9.03, —-; Laurinburg 4.13, —–, 4.31; Monroe 4.41, —–, —-; Nashville 4.26, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.41; Creswell 3.96, 8.60, 4.01; Statesville 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.41; Pantego #2 3.61, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.01, 8.60, 4.16; Clarkton 4.01, 8.60, 4.16; Clement —-, —–, 4.17; Clinton 4.01, 8.60, 4.21; Creswell 3.77, 8.50, 4.74; Elizabeth City 3.71, 8.78, 4.65; Lagrange 4.01, 8.60, 4.11; Monroe —-, 8.66, 4.70; Mount Olive 4.01, 8.60, 4.11; Norwood 4.06, 8.66, 3.90; Register 4.21, —–, 4.21; Warsaw #2 4.26, —–, 4.41; Wilson —-, 8.60, 4.06.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 91.22 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 86.94 cents per pound.