NCDA Market Report for Wednesday July 11

Cattle: At the livestock auctions held on Monday, July 09 in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg total of 2,452 cattle, 157 goats, and 95 sheep were sold. Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were mixed mostly 1.00-4.00 lower, while bulls were mostly 1.00-5.00 lower. Feeder steers were mixed, 7.00 lower to 7.00 higher; heifers were mostly 1.00 to 5.50 higher; and bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 5.00 higher. Demand and market activity were moderate to good. Buyer interest was moderate. Offerings varied by location and were light to heavy. Cattle quality was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$69, with high dressing $61-$79. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$94, high dressing ranged $93-$95. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$167, 500-600 lbs. were $131-$157. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $125-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $122-$143. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$160, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$148.

 

Video Auction: At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on July 10, an estimated 1,967 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 750 lbs. $145.25; Medium and Large 1-2 780 lbs. $145 (Aug), 770 lbs. $140.50, 800 lbs. $141.25 (Aug), 840 lbs. $139.94, 825 lbs. $144 (Nov), 825 lbs. $135 (split loads), 900 lbs. $142.80 (Sept); Medium 1-2 640 lbs. $158 (Aug), 650 lbs. $149.40 (Aug, split loads), 651 lbs. $149.77 (split loads), 732 lbs. $145.12 (Aug), 770 lbs. $142.50 (Aug, split loads), 817 lbs. $141 (Aug).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 700 lbs. $136.25, 780 lbs. $127 (split loads); Medium 1-2 585 lbs. $151 (Aug), 590 lbs. $139 (Aug, split loads), 530 lbs. $142 (split loads), 610 lbs. $139.50 (split loads), 628 lbs. $138.21 (Aug, split loads), 770 lbs. $133.50, 707 lbs. $138.01 (Aug).

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,178,000 head compared to 3,095,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 181.98, Large 171.12, Medium 95.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 87.00 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.93 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 7 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.88-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.53-$4.27 at elevators; new crop $3.69-$4.26.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady.  Prices were $9 at the processors and ranged $8.05-$8.28 at the elevators; new crop $7.89-$8.57.

U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 7 to 16 cents lower; Prices were $3.70-$4.20 at the feed mills and $3.78-$4.53 at the elevators.

Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $362.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.30, —–, 4.20; Candor 4.23, —–, 4.08; Cofield 3.88, 8.56, —-; Laurinburg 4.20, —–, 4.10; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 4.07, —–, —-;          Roaring River 4.27, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.25, —–, 4.20; Creswell 3.95, 8.05, 3.70; Statesville 3.97, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.25, —–, 4.20; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.00, 8.15, 3.95; Clarkton 4.00, 8.15, 3.95; Clement —-, —–, 3.89; Clinton 4.00, 8.10, 4.00; Creswell 3.72, 8.10, 4.52; Elizabeth City 3.53, 8.28, 4.53; Lagrange 4.00, 8.05, 3.90; Monroe —-, 8.16, 4.52; Mount Olive 4.00, 8.05, 3.90;   Norwood 3.93, 8.16, 3.78; Register 3.99, —–, 3.99; Warsaw #2 4.27, —–, 4.12;        Wilson —-, 8.10, 3.85.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.00; Selma No Bid.

 

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

Blueberries: Supply light. Demand fairly light. Many shippers are finished for the season.  Most present shipments from previous commitments. Quality variable. Includes palletizing and cooling. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium to large too few new sales to establish a market LAST REPORTPeppers, Bell Type: Demand good. Market slightly higher. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18, extra-large $16-$18 fair quality $10-$12 occasional low as $8.

 

Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Peppers, Bell Type: Supply moderate. Demand moderate. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$14.35, extra-large $14-$14.35 FIRST REPORT.

Squash: Supply moderate. Demand moderate. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 medium $8-$10.35. Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12.35 medium $8-$10 FIRST REPORT.

 

Elizabeth City District North Carolina2018 Crop Potatoes: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Quality variable. Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $26-$26.50. Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $30-$34.50.