NCDA Market Report for Wednesday July 4

Cattle:  Livestock auctions were not held on Monday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The next Daily Market Highlights which will contain cattle section will be published on Tuesday, July 10.

 

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 The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,174,000 head compared to 3,082,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 176.15, Large 164.99, Medium 95.00, and Small 77.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.80 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 80.43 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.93-$4.34 at the feed mills and $3.58-$4.32 at the elevators; new crop $3.71-$4.29. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 to 5 cents lower.  Prices were $8.64 at the processors and ranged $7.98-$8.20 at the elevators; new crop $7.89-$8.49. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 to 11 cents higher; prices were $3.62-$4.12 at the feed mills and $3.77-$4.65 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $356.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.12; Candor 4.27, —–, 4.12; Cofield 3.93, 8.48, —-; Laurinburg 4.24, —–, 4.02; Monroe 4.23, —–, —-; Nashville 4.02, —–, —-;           Roaring River 4.28, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.29, —–, 4.12; Creswell 3.99, 7.98, 3.62; Statesville 4.02,  —–, —-; Warsaw 4.29, —–, 4.12; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.04, 8.08, 3.87; Clarkton 4.04, 8.08, 3.87; Clement —-, —–, 3.91; Clinton 4.04, 8.03, 3.92; Creswell —-, —–, 4.51; Elizabeth City 3.58, 8.20, 4.52;    Lagrange 4.04, 7.98, 3.82; Monroe —-, 8.08, 4.51; Mount Olive 4.04, 7.98, 3.82;    Norwood 3.97, 8.08, 3.82; Register 4.02, —–, 4.02; Warsaw #2 4.32, —–, 4.65;

Wilson —-, 8.03, 3.77.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 8.64; Selma No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Blueberries:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Wide range in prices. Quality variable. Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14-$18 occasional high as $20. Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$14.35 occasional high as $16 low as $12 extra-large $14-$14.35 occasional high as $16 low as $12 fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8.35 occasional high as $12. Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2018 Crop Potatoes: Demand fairly good. Market about steady. 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. FIRST REPORT Yellow type.