NCDA Market Report for Thursday July 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 18, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 655 cattle, 22 goats, and 1 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 lower; while bulls were 3.50 to 7.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 6.00 lower; four-weight heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 higher, while five-weights were 3.00 lower; four-weight feeder bulls were 5.00 to 8.00 higher, while five-weights were 2.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$65, with high dressing up to $76.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $87.50-$95, high dressing ranged $90-$98.

400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $127-$145.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$130.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $128-$146, 500-600 lbs. ranged $113-$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 heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,045,000 head compared to 3,107,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 171.80, Large 159.39, Medium 82.52, and Small 69.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 85.16 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 to 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.52-$4.27 at elevators; new crop $3.71-$4.26.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.87 at the processors and ranged $7.92-$8.14 at the elevators; new crop $7.82-$8.43.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed,

3 cents lower to 2 cents higher; prices were $3.71-$4.21 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.56 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.21; Candor 4.22, —–, 4.07; Cofield 3.87, 8.42, —-; Laurinburg 4.21, —–, 4.11; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 4.09, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.27, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.21; Creswell 3.96, 7.92, 3.71; Statesville 3.97, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.21; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.01, 8.02, 3.96; Clarkton 4.01, 8.02, 3.96; Clement —-, —–, 3.96; Clinton 4.01, 7.97, 4.01; Creswell 3.72, 7.97, 4.54; Elizabeth City 3.52, 8.14, 4.56; Lagrange 4.01, 7.92, 3.91; Monroe —-, 8.02, 4.45; Mount Olive 4.01, 7.92, 3.91;

Norwood 3.92, 8.02, 3.77; Register 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.27, —–, 4.12;

Wilson —-, 7.97, 3.86.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.87; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green extra large fair quality $12-$12.35 some $14.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35 few lower, fair quality $12-$14.35 mostly $12.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market lower.  Wide range in prices.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$12.35 some low as $8, medium $10-$10.35 some low as $6; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12.35 mostly $12, medium $6-$10 mostly $8-$8.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2018 Crop Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  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 LAST REPORT.