NCDA Market Report for Wednesday June 20

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1163 cattle and 60 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cattle were unevenly steady.  Feeder steers were mostly $3.00 to $8.50 lower; heifers were mostly steady to $2.50 higher; and bulls were steady to $15.00 lower.  Demand was moderate to good and buyer activity was moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to light with cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56.00-$68.00, with high dressing up to $82.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$98.00 with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $94.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $144.00-$157.50, 500-600 lbs. were $141.00-$155.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $125.50-$145.00, 500-600 lbs. were $124.00-$142.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$157.50.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,130,000 head compared to 3,096,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 134.63, Large 123.30, Medium 88.83 and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Blueberries:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 16.00-23.00 mostly 18.00-20.00 few higher and lower.  Beans:  supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 20.00-20.85 previous commitments low as 16.00.  Cabbage:  supply fairly light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 9.00-10.00, Red Type medium supplies insufficient to establish a market.  Cucumbers:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  Waxed 1 1/9-bushel cartons medium 14.00 some 12.00, fair quality 4.50-6.00, cartons 24s 4.50-5.00.  Squash:  demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Zucchini about steady.  1/2 and 5/9-bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 medium 6.00-8.00 mostly 8.00; Yellow Straightneck small 10.00 some 8.00 medium 8.00 some 6.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.53-$4.33 at feed mills and $3.64-$4.18 at elevators; new crop $3.78-$4.41. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 19 to 20 cents lower; prices were $9.09 at the processors and $8.34-$8.61 at the elevators; new crop $8.25-$8.96.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 to 12 cents lower, prices were $3.93-$4.33 at the feed mills and $3.84-$4.52 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $374.50 per ton for 48% protein.

  

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.23, —–, 4.28; Candor 4.29, —–, 4.14; Cofield 3.99, 8.86, —-; Laurinburg 4.05, —–, 4.23; Monroe 4.33, —–, —-; Nashville 4.18, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.33, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.18, —–, 4.33; Creswell 3.88, 8.44, 3.93; Statesville 4.03, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.18, —–, 4.33; Pantego #2 3.53, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.93, 8.44, 4.08; Clarkton 3.93, 8.44, 4.08; Clement —-, —–, 3.98; Clinton 3.93, 8.44, 4.13; Creswell 3.69, 8.34, 4.52; Elizabeth City 3.64, 8.61, 4.43; Lagrange 3.93, 8.44, 4.03; Monroe —-, 8.49, 4.38; Mount Olive 3.93, 8.44, 4.03; Norwood 3.99, 8.49, 3.84; Register 4.13, —–, 4.13; Warsaw #2 4.18, —–, 4.33; Wilson —-, 8.44, 3.98.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 84.82 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 81.30 cents per pound.