NCDA Market Report for Wednesday July 18

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 16, 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 1,230 cattle, 208 goats, and 115 sheep were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, breaking type slaughter cows had no price comparison, while boning type slaughter cows were steady; bulls were 1.00 to 3.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; while heifers were steady to 4.00 higher; and bulls were mostly steady to 5.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $83-$95.

400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$151, 500-600 lbs. ranged $125-$149.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $121-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$134.

 

Goats:  The bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, July 13 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 desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,150,000 head compared to 3,082,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 176.52, Large 164.11, Medium 86.17, and Small 74.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 88.38 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 85.20 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady to 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.82-$4.25 at feed mills and $3.47-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.65-$4.20.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 11 cents higher.  Prices were $8.74 at the processors and ranged $7.79-$8.02 at the elevators; new crop $7.70-$8.31.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mixed, 8 cents lower to 1 cent higher; prices were $3.65-$4.15 at the feed mills and $3.72-$4.50 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $359.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.25, —–, 4.15; Candor 4.17, —–, 4.02; Cofield 3.82, 8.30, —-; Laurinburg 4.15, —–, 4.05; Monroe 4.12, —–, —-; Nashville 4.03, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.21, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.20, —–, 4.15; Creswell 3.90, 7.79, 3.65; Statesville 3.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.20, —–, 4.15; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.95, 7.89, 3.90; Clarkton 3.95, 7.89, 3.90; Clement —-, —–, 3.91; Clinton 3.95, 7.84, 3.95; Creswell 3.66, 7.84, 4.48; Elizabeth City 3.47, 8.02, 4.50; Lagrange 3.95, 7.79, 3.85; Monroe —-, 7.90, 4.39; Mount Olive 3.95, 7.79, 3.85;

Norwood 3.87, 7.90, 3.72; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, 4.06;

Wilson —-, 7.84, 3.80.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.74; 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 Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; extra large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality $12-$12.35; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide range in prices.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $14-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, fair quality $10-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide range in prices.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14, medium $8-$12; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$12 mostly $8-$8.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina –  2018 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10-$11.  Potatoes:  Supply Round White very light, Yellow Type fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $24-$26.50; Yellow Type U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pound per hundredweight size A $34-$34.50.