NCDA Market Report for Thursday June 7

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby, a total of 475 cattle and 5 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 higher and bulls were 4.00 to 8.00 higher.  Feeder steers and bulls were mixed, while heifers were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 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 $56-$69, with high dressing up to $81.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$99, high dressing ranged $100-$103.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $139-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $139.50-$153.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$130.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $142-$145, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130-$142.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on June 05, an estimated 1474 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 650 lbs. $152, 750 lbs. $137.75, 825 lbs. $133.50, 927 lbs. $129.75; Medium 1-2 580 lbs. $165.25, 643 lbs. $154.27, 600 lbs. $132 (split loads), 785 lbs. $138.50, 700 lbs. $124 (split loads), 895 lbs. $129.42; Holstein Large 2 450 lbs. $94, 565 lbs. $91.50.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 750 lbs. $122, 825 lbs. $124.25; Medium 1-2 667 lbs. $136.12, 600 lbs. $132 (split loads), 700 lbs. $124 (split loads), 800 lbs. $123.25.

 

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 North Carolina was 3,153,000 head compared to 3,031,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 109.35, Large 104.70, Medium 90.78, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 91.45 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 86.54 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.78-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.88-$4.59 at elevators; new crop $4.10-$4.65.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents lower.  Prices were $10.04 at the processors and ranged $9.39-$9.66 at the elevators; new crop $9.35-$9.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly mixed, 5 cents lower to 10 cents higher; prices were $4.18-$4.58 at the feed mills and $4.38-$5.20 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $395.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.48, —–, 4.58; Candor 4.53, —–, 4.37; Cofield 4.23, 9.91, —-; Laurinburg 4.30, —–, 4.58; Monroe 4.58, —–, —-; Nashville 4.38, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.58, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.43, —–, 4.58; Creswell 4.13, 9.44, 4.18; Statesville 4.28, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.43, —–, 4.58; Pantego #2 3.78, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.18, 9.49, 4.38; Clarkton 4.18, 9.49, 4.38; Clement —-, —–, 4.44; Clinton 4.18, 9.44, 4.38; Creswell 3.94, 9.39, 4.94; Elizabeth City 3.88, 9.66, 4.85; Lagrange 4.18, 9.39, 4.38; Monroe —-, 9.54, 5.20; Mount Olive 4.18, 9.39, 4.38;

Norwood 4.23, 9.54, 5.20; Register —-, —–, 4.38; Warsaw #2 4.59, —–, 4.58;

Wilson —-, 9.44, 4.38.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.04; Selma No Bid.

 

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

Beans:  Supply moderate.  Demand fairly good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $20-$20.85 occasional lower.

Blueberries:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $20-$26 mostly $22-$24 includes previous commitments occasional higher and lower.  Cabbage:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7-$8, Red Type medium $12 occasional lower.  Cucumbers:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Market cartons 24s about steady, others slightly lower.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$16 occasional higher and lower, fair quality $6-$8 occasional lower; cartons 24s $5-$6.  Squash:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8 few higher and lower, medium $6 few lower; Yellow Straightneck small $8 few higher and lower, medium $6 few lower.