NCDA Market Report for Monday June 4

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 544 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $2.00 lower; bulls were $.50 to $4.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder steers were mixed, $6.00 lower to $5.00 higher: heifers were $1.00 to $4.00 higher, bulls were $3.00 to $4.00 higher.  Demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $72.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $73.00 to $84.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $134.00 to $160.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130.00 to $142.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $124.00 to $140.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $131.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $134.00 to $149.00.

 

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 3,557,000 head compared to 4,189,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes.  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 110.02, Large 105.98, Medium 92.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  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 few 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

2018 Season

Blueberries:  supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Most present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 24.00-34.00 mostly 28.00-30.00 previous commitments lower.  Strawberries:  supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Most shippers are finished for the season as consistent wet weather has curtailed production.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium 13.50-14.00.  Last report.  Cabbage:  supply light.  Demand moderate.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 6.50-8.00 mostly 7.00. First report.  Squash:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00, medium 6.00-7.00 mostly 6.00, Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-10.00, medium 6.00-8.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.91-$4.71 at feed mills and $4.02-$4.56 at elevators; new crop $4.21-$4.77.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 8 cents higher; prices were $10.31 at the processors and $9.66-$9.93 at the elevators; new crop $9.47-$10.23.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without a price comparison, prices were $4.31-$4.71 at the feed mills and $4.26-$5.23 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $404.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.61, —–, 4.71; Candor 4.67, —–, 4.50; Cofield 4.37, 10.18, —-; Laurinburg 4.43, —–, 4.71; Monroe 4.71, —–, —-; Nashville 4.49, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.71, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.56, —–, 4.71; Creswell 4.26, 9.71, 4.31; Statesville 4.41, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.56, —–, 4.71; Pantego #2 3.91, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.31, 9.76, 4.51; Clarkton 4.31, 9.76, 4.51; Clement —-, —–, 4.26; Clinton 4.31, 9.71, 4.51; Creswell 4.07, 9.66, 4.98; Elizabeth City 4.02, 9.93, 4.88; Lagrange 4.31, 9.66, 4.51; Monroe —-, 9.81, 5.23; Mount Olive 4.31, 9.66, 4.51; Norwood 4.37, 9.81, 5.23; Register —-, —–, 4.51; Warsaw #2 4.56, —–, 4.71; Wilson —-, 9.71, 4.51.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 93.80 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 88.50 cents per pound.