NCDA Market Report for Wednesday June 6

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1511 cattle and 60 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $7.00 lower; bulls were $1.00 to $8.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly $3.50 to $7.50 higher; heifers were mostly steady to $6.00 higher; and bulls were $3.00 to $9.50 higher.  Demand was moderate to good and buyer activity was moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to light with cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$69.00, with high dressing up to $80.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$96.00 with high dressing ranging $94.00 to $110.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $143.00-$177.50, 500-600 lbs. were $142.50-$157.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $131.00-$147.00, 500-600 lbs. were $124.00-$137.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $134.00-$167.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,130,000 head compared to 3,045,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 109.35, Large 104.70, Medium 92.00 and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Blueberries:  supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Quality variable.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 22.00-26.00 includes previous commitments few higher and lower.  Beans:  supply moderate.  Demand good.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked 20.00-22.85 occasional higher and lower.  First report.  Cabbage:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  50-pound cartons Round Green Type medium 7.00-8.00, Red Type medium 12.00.  First report Red Type.  Cucumbers:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 14.00-18.00, fair quality, 6.00-10.00, cartons 24s 5.00-6.00.  First Report.  Squash: demand fairly good. Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00 some high as 10.00 occasional lower, medium 6.00 some high as 8.00 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small 8.00  some high as 10.00 occasional lower med 6.00 some high as 8.00 occasional lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.63 at feed mills and $3.94-$4.48 at elevators; new crop $4.12-$4.69. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 1 cent lower; prices were $10.11 at the processors and $9.46-$9.73 at the elevators; new crop $9.31-$10.06.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 to 5 cents higher, prices were $4.23-$4.63 at the feed mills and $4.43-$5.10 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $397.30 per ton for 48% protein.

  

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.53, —–, 4.63; Candor 4.59, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 9.98, —-; Laurinburg 4.35, —–, 4.63; Monroe 4.63, —–, —-; Nashville 4.43, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.63, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.48, —–, 4.63; Creswell 4.18, 9.51, 4.23; Statesville 4.33, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.48, —–, 4.63; Pantego #2 3.83, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.23, 9.56, 4.43; Clarkton 4.23, 9.56, 4.43; Clement —-, —–, 4.43; Clinton 4.23, 9.51, 4.43; Creswell 3.99, 9.46, 4.85; Elizabeth City 3.94, 9.73, 4.75; Lagrange 4.23, 9.46, 4.43; Monroe —-, 9.61, 5.10; Mount Olive 4.23, 9.46, 4.43; Norwood 4.29, 9.61, 5.10; Register —-, —–, 4.43; Warsaw #2 4.48, —–, 4.63; Wilson —-, 9.51, 4.43.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 90.34 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 85.31 cents per pound.