NCDA Market Report for Tuesday June 5

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 1,038 cattle, 226 goats, and 27 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 3.00 to 4.00 lower, while boning type slaughter cows were steady; bulls had too few head to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder steers and bulls were mostly steady to 14.00 higher; heifers were mostly 3.00 to 5.00 higher.  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 $80.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$171, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$171.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$145, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$149.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$162, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130-$149.

 

Goats:  The bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, June 01 was not available due to absence of the reporter.

 

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 3,110,000 head compared to 1,583,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on large, 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 110.02, Large 105.37, Medium 92.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 92.60 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 87.29 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 11 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.80-$4.60 at feed mills and $3.91-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $4.11-$4.66. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 19 to 20 cents lower.  Prices were $10.11 at the processors and ranged $9.46-$9.74 at the elevators; new crop $9.41-$10.05.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 11 to 18 cents lower; prices were $4.20-$4.60 at the feed mills and $4.22-$5.05 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $398.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.50, —–, 4.60; Candor 4.56, —–, 4.40; Cofield 4.26, 9.99, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, —–, 4.60; Monroe 4.60, —–, —-; Nashville 4.38, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.60, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.45, —–, 4.60; Creswell 4.15, 9.51, 4.20; Statesville 4.30, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.45, —–, 4.60; Pantego #2 3.80, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.20, 9.56, 4.40; Clarkton 4.20, 9.56, 4.40; Clement —-, —–, 4.22; Clinton 4.20, 9.51, 4.40; Creswell 3.96, 9.46, 4.80; Elizabeth City 3.91, 9.74, 4.70; Lagrange 4.20, 9.46, 4.40; Monroe —-, 9.62, 5.05; Mount Olive 4.20, 9.46, 4.40;

Norwood 4.26, 9.62, 5.05; Register —-, —–, 4.40; Warsaw #2 4.45, —–, 4.60;

Wilson —-, 9.51, 4.40.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.11; 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 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 few lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 few higher and lower.  2018 Crop Blueberries:  Supply moderate.  Demand fairly good at lower prices.  Market lower.  Most present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $22-$30 mostly $24-$28 previous commitments lower.  Cabbage:  Demand moderate.  Market higher.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $7-$8.50 mostly $7.50-$8.50.  Squash:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8 some low as $7 high as $10, medium $6 some low as $5 high as $8; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$10 occasional lower, medium $6-$8 occasional lower.