NCDA&CA Market Highlights for Thursday June 6

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 05, 2019 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 Tuesday in Shelby a total of 642 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher, while bulls had no comparable head to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; bulls were 8.00 to 13.00 lower on a light teste; and heifers had no comparable head to establish an adequate market comparison.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were very heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54-$68, with high dressing up to $84.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$87, with high dressing ranging $98-$108.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $133-$149, 500-600 lbs. were $131-$146.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $132-$148, 500-600 lbs. were $128.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on Tuesday, June 04, an estimated 850 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 935 lbs. $113.50; Medium 1-2 520 lbs. $143 (split loads), 635 lbs. $144.50, 755 lbs. $134, 860 lbs. $123.50.  Holstein Steers: Large 2 537 lbs. $84.75.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 737 lbs. $115.01, 820 lbs. $111.75; Medium 1-2 540 lbs. $128 (split loads), 690 lbs. $121.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly desirable.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,621,000 head compared to 3,299,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies of extra large were fairly light, large were moderate, while medium and small were fairly heavy.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 73.08, Large 68.40, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 66.24 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 63.67 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 11 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.54-$5.10 at feed mills and $4.30-$4.94 at elevators; new crop $4.38-$5.14.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 12 cents lower.  Prices were $8.55-$8.95 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.39 at the elevators; new crop $8.10-$8.72.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 11 cents lower prices were $4.49-$4.94 at the feed mills and $4.74-$5.21 at the elevators; new crop $4.49-$4.94.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $352.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.89, —–, 4.94; Candor 5.10, —–, —-; Cofield 4.57,  8.60, —-; Laurinburg 4.99, —–, 4.94; Monroe 4.89, —–, —-; Nashville 5.09, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.04, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.84, —–, 4.94; Creswell 4.54, —–, 4.49; Statesville 4.64, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.84, —–, 4.94; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.54,  8.39, 4.74; Clarkton 4.54,  7.87, 4.74; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.54,  8.39, 4.74; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.30,  8.38, 4.76;

Lagrange 4.69,  8.39, 4.74; Monroe —-, —–, 5.21; Mount Olive 4.54,  8.39, 4.74;

Norwood 4.85,  7.90, 4.76; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.94, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 4.74.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.95; Selma, 8.55.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Beans:  Supply light.  Demand good.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $15-$16.85 mostly $16 FIRST REPORT. Blueberries:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$21 few higher and lower.  Cabbage: Supply fairly light.  Demand good.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $19-$22 mostly $20; Red Type medium $22 FIRST REPORT. Squash:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10, medium $7-$8; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14 mostly $14, medium $10-$12 mostly $12.