NCDA Market Report for Tuesday July 24

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 23, 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 auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 1,186 cattle, 142 goats, and 29 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 lower; boning type slaughter cows were 5.00 lower; and bulls were 3.00 to 7.00 lower.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady; while heifers were steady to 5.00 higher; four-weight bulls were 9.00 to 11.00 lower and five-weights were steady to 1.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$64, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $76-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$144, 500-600 lbs. ranged $133-$150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $125-$139, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $122-$138, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$133.

 

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 Monday in North Carolina was 3,158,000 head compared to 3,063,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 157.13, Large 144.73, Medium 73.78, and Small 63.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 86.97 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.91 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.62-$4.37 at elevators; new crop $3.81-$4.36. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents lower.  Prices were $8.92 at the processors and ranged $7.97-$8.20 at the elevators; new crop $7.89-$8.48.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed,

2 cents lower to 2 cents higher; prices were $3.81-$4.61 at the feed mills and $3.87-$4.75 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.41, —–, 4.31; Candor 4.32, —–, 4.17; Cofield 3.97, 8.48, —-; Laurinburg 4.31, —–, 4.21; Monroe 4.28, —–, —-; Nashville 4.19, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.37, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.36, —–, 4.61; Creswell 4.06, 7.97, 3.81; Statesville 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.36, —–, 4.31; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.11, 8.07, 4.06; Clarkton 4.11, 8.07, 4.06; Clement —-, —–, 4.06; Clinton 4.11, 8.02, 4.11; Creswell 3.82, 8.02, 4.73; Elizabeth City 3.62, 8.20, 4.75; Lagrange 4.11, 7.97, 4.01; Monroe —-, 8.08, 4.64; Mount Olive 4.11, 7.97, 4.01;

Norwood 4.02, 8.08, 3.87; Register 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.37, —–, 4.24;

Wilson —-, 8.02, 3.96.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.92; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $9 few low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $7-$8 few higher.  2018 Crop Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Wide range in prices.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium fair quality $10-$14 occasional higher.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35 mostly $18-#18.35, fair quality $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $6-$8 mostly $6-$6.35 some low as $5.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $7.95-$9.95, extra large $7.95-$9.95, large $7.95-$9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in price for 20 pound cartons loose.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $7.95-$9.95; 20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$20.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95 FIRST REPORTElizabeth City District North Carolina –  2018 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Most producers are finished for the season.  Remaining harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10-$11 occasional higher LAST REPORT.