NCDA Market Report for Wednesday July 25

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 24, 2018 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  All livestock is state reported.

 

CattleAt the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton and Siler City a total of 616 cattle and 17 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $5.00 higher; bulls were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were mixed; $6.00 lower to $5.00 higher, and bulls were mostly $4.00 to $5.00 higher.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to light with cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00-$66.00, with high dressing up to $78.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $78.00-$88.00 with high dressing up to $90.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $124.00-$145.00, 500-600 lbs. were $140.00-$150.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $125.00-$139.00, 500-600 lbs. were $121.00-$133.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$157.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$137.50.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,179,000 head compared to 3,060,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes. Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 152.30, Large 139.90, Medium 72.57, and Small 61.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 86.82 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 83.80 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.36 at the feed mills and $3.57-$4.32 at the elevators; new crop $3.76-$4.31. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 to 11 cents higher.  Prices were $9.03 at the processors and ranged $8.08-$8.30 at the elevators; new crop $7.98-$8.58. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 to 5 cents lower; prices were $3.76-$4.26 at the feed mills and $3.82-$4.71 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

 

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.36, —–, 4.26; Candor 4.27, —–, 4.12; Cofield 3.92, 8.58, —-; Laurinburg 4.26, —–, 4.16; Monroe 4.23, —–, —-; Nashville 4.14, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.32, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, 4.26; Creswell 4.01, 8.08, 3.76; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.31, —–, 4.26; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

ElevatorsBladenboro 4.06, 8.18, 4.01; Clarkton 4.06, 8.18, 4.01; Clement —-, —–, 4.02; Clinton 4.06, 8.13, 4.06; Creswell 3.77, 8.13, 4.70; Elizabeth City 3.57, 8.30, 4.71; Lagrange 4.06, 8.08, 3.96; Monroe —-, 8.18, 4.60; Mount Olive 4.06, 8.08, 3.96; Norwood 3.97, 8.18, 3.82; Register 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.32, —–, 4.17; Wilson —-, 8.13, 3.91.

 

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville, 9.03; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2018 Crop Cucumbers:  supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Wide range in prices.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium fair quality 10.00-14.00 some low as 8.00 occasional higher.  Peppers, Bell Type:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 16.00-18.35 mostly 18.00-18.35, extra large 16.00-18.35 mostly 18.00-18.35, fair quality 12.00-14.35 mostly 14.00-14.35 previous commitments lower.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-10.35 mostly 10.00-10.35, medium 6.00-8.35 mostly 8.00-8.35; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-8.35, medium 6.00-8.00 mostly 6.00-6.35 some low as 5.35.  Tomatoes:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo 7.95-9.95, extra large 7.95-9.95, large 7.95-9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in price for 20 pound cartons loose.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 7.95-8.95, 20 pound cartons loose 13.95-17.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large 10.95-11.95.