NCDA Market Report for Tuesday June 11

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 496 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $5.00 to $7.00 higher; bulls were $6.00 to $8.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder steers were mostly $5.00 to $10.00 higher: heifers were mostly steady to $4.00 higher, bulls were $2.00 to $7.00 higher.  Demand was good with moderate buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $70.00, with high dressing up to $79.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $79.00 to $92.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $145.00 to $165.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140.00 to $166.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $127.00 to $144.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $143.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $136.00 to $156.00.

 

State Graded Cattle Sale: At the state graded feeder cattle sale in Norwood on June 07, a total of 582 steers and 305 heifers were sold.  M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs. 160.19 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs. 149.96; 600-700 lbs. 143.85.  M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs. 139.74; 500-600 lbs. 134.19 600-700 lbs. 129.60.

 

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 3,979,000 head compared to 3,605,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance.  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 111.24, Large 105.64, Medium 88.96, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Blueberries: supply fairly heavy. Demand moderate. Market slightly lower.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 20.00-24.00 few including previous commitments higher occasional lower.  Beans:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 20.00-20.85 occasional higher.  Cabbage:  demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 8.00-8.50 occasional lower; Red Type medium 12.00 occasional higher.  Cucumbers:  demand moderate.  Market medium slightly lower, others about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium 12.00 occasional higher and lower, fair quality 6.00 occasional higher and lower cartons, 24s 5.00.  Squash:  demand good. Market higher.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00-12.00 occasional lower, medium 8.00-10.00 occasional lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher.  Prices ranged $4.12-$4.57 at feed mills and $3.88-$4.42 at elevators; new crop $4.04-$4.63.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents lower; prices were $9.89 at the processors and $9.14-$9.41 at the elevators; new crop $9.09-$9.75.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed; 7 cents lower to 1 cent higher, prices were $4.17-$4.57 at the feed mills and $4.07-$5.20 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $387.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.47, —–, 4.57; Candor 4.53, —–, 4.37; Cofield 4.23, 9.66, —-; Laurinburg 4.29, —–, 4.57; Monroe 4.57, —–, —-; Nashville 4.37, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.57, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.42, —–, 4.57; Creswell 4.12, 9.19, 4.17; Statesville 4.27, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.42, —–, 4.57; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.17, 9.24, 4.37; Clarkton 4.17, 9.24, 4.37; Clement —-, —–, 4.34; Clinton 4.17, 9.19, 4.37; Creswell 3.93, 9.14, 4.95; Elizabeth City 3.88, 9.41, 4.85; Lagrange 4.17, 9.14, 4.37; Monroe —-, 9.29, 5.20; Mount Olive 4.17, 9.14, 4.37; Norwood 4.23, 9.29, 4.07; Register —-, —–, 4.37; Warsaw #2 4.42, —–, 4.57; Wilson —-, 9.19, 4.37.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 95.44 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 90.53 cents per pound.