NCDA Market Report for Tuesday June 19

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 1,157 cattle, 148 goats, and 21 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were mixed, 4.00 lower to 1.00 higher; while boning type slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; bulls were steady to 1.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were sharply lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$69, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $133-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$130, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$142, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$139.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, June 15, a total of 255 goats and 38 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1&2 20-80 lbs. $45-$300; Does/Nannies: Selection 1&2 50-100 lbs. $90-$195, 100-140 lbs. $105-$295; Bucks/Billies: Selection 1&2 70-100 lbs. $82.50-$117.50, 100-150 lbs. $142.50-$175.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $40-$82.50, 60-100 lbs. $85-$115; Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. $125-$140.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $125-$145.

 

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 3,151,000 head compared to 3,002,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were light to 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 130.92, Large 120.07, Medium 87.61, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.66 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 85.04 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.56-$4.36 at feed mills and $3.66-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.87-$4.42. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents higher.  Prices were $9.28 at the processors and ranged $8.53-$8.81 at the elevators; new crop $8.43-$9.17.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 to 20 cents lower; prices were $3.96-$4.36 at the feed mills and $3.86-$4.65 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $365.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.26, —–, 4.31; Candor 4.31, —–, 4.16; Cofield 3.66, 9.06, —-; Laurinburg 4.08, —–, 4.26; Monroe 4.36, —–, —-; Nashville 4.21, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.36; Creswell 3.91, 8.63, 3.96; Statesville 4.06, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.36; Pantego #2 3.56, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.96, 8.63, 4.11; Clarkton 3.96, 8.63, 4.11; Clement —-, —–, 4.18; Clinton 3.96, 8.63, 4.16; Creswell 3.72, 8.53, 4.65; Elizabeth City 3.66, 8.81, —-;

Lagrange 3.96, 8.63, 4.06; Monroe —-, 8.69, 4.50; Mount Olive 3.96, 8.63, 4.06;

Norwood 4.01, 8.69, 3.86; Register 4.16, —–, 4.16; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.36;

Wilson —-, 8.63, 4.01.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.28; 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 some low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 some $7-$7.50 few higher.  2018 Crop Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $16-$23 mostly $18-$20.00 few higher and lower.  Beans:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $16-$20 includes previous commitments occasional lower.  Cabbage:  Supply fairly light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$10 some $12, Red Type medium supplies insufficient to establish a market.  Cucumbers:  Demand medium moderate, fair quality and cartons 24s fairly light.  Market fair quality lower, others about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14, fair quality $4-$6; cartons 24s $4.50-$6.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.00, medium $6-$8; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12 some $8, medium $8-$10 some $6.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2018 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10-$11 FIRST REPORT.