NCDA Market Report for Thursday July 12

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday, July10 in Mount Airy and Shelby, a total of 658 cattle and 11 goats were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were 2.00-9.00 lower, while bulls were mixed, 1.50 lower to 3.00 higher. Feeder cattle were sharply higher. Demand was moderate to good. Buyer interest was moderate. Offerings of cattle were light to moderate. Cattle quality was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49-$65, with high dressing up to $72. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $83-$94.50, high dressing ranged $93-$98.50. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $155-$156, 500-600 lbs. ranged $139-$151. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $118-$133.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$140.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,068,000 head compared to 952,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on Medium and Small, steady on the balance. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate to good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 181.98, Large 171.12, Medium 93.78, and Small 75.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 84.74 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 81.74 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.80-$4.23 at feed mills and $3.45-$4.20 at elevators; new crop $3.63-$4.18.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 22 to 23 cents lower.  Prices were $8.78 at the processors and ranged $7.83-$8.05 at the elevators; new crop $7.77-$8.33.

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 7 to 20 cents lower; prices were $3.63-$4.13 at the feed mills and $3.70-$4.33 at the elevators.

Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $360.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.23, —–, 4.13; Candor 4.15, —–, 4.00; Cofield 3.80, 8.33, —-; Laurinburg 4.13, —–, 4.03; Monroe 4.11, —–, —-; Nashville 4.00, —–, —-;           Roaring River 4.20, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.18, —–, 4.13; Creswell 3.88, 7.83, 3.63; Statesville 3.90, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.18, —–, 4.13; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.93, 7.93, 3.88; Clarkton 3.93, 7.93, 3.88; Clement —-, —–, 3.86; Clinton 3.93, 7.88, 3.83; Creswell 3.65, 7.88, 4.31; Elizabeth City 3.45, 8.05, 4.33; Lagrange 3.93, 7.83, 3.83; Monroe —-, 7.93, 4.32; Mount Olive 3.93, 7.83, 3.83;    Norwood 3.85, 7.93, 3.70; Register 3.91, —–, 3.91; Warsaw #2 4.20, —–, 4.05;        Wilson —-, 7.88, 3.78.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.78; Selma No Bid.

 

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

Peppers, Bell Type: Demand good. Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18 mostly $16, extra-large $16-$18 mostly $16 fair quality $11-$12 mostly $12 occasional low as $8.

 

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

Cucumbers: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $20-$20.35 fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35 FIRST REPORT.

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

Squash: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35 medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35 Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35 medium $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina2018 Crop Potatoes: Supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market round white slightly lower, yellow type 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.