NCDA&CD Market Highlights for Friday June 28

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 27, 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 Wednesday in North Wilkesboro a total of 153 cattle were sold; Norwood sold approximately 652 cattle; however, prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were about steady; while bulls had too few comparable head the previous week to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder cattle were sharply lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53-$58.50, with high dressing up to $64.50.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold for $86, with high dressing ranging $90-$92.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $122, 500-600 lbs. were $110.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $104-$112, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$108.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $100-$123, 500-600 lbs. ranged $98-$108.

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina was 3,665,000 head compared to 3,431,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  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 97.39, Large 91.88, Medium 59.22, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.99 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.28 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.82-$5.55 at feed mills and $4.55-$5.20 at elevators; new crop $4.60-$5.41.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents lower.  Prices were $8.83-$9.13 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.57 at the elevators; new crop $8.62-$8.87.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents lower; prices were $4.75-$5.25 at the feed mills and $5.00-$5.77 at the elevators; new crop $4.75-$5.33.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.15, —–, 5.20; Candor 5.55, —–, —-; Cofield 4.82,  8.78, —-; Laurinburg 5.40, —–, 5.25; Monroe 5.30, —–, —-; Nashville 5.55, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.45, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.10, —–, 5.20; Creswell 4.90, —–, 4.75; Statesville 4.90, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.10, —–, 5.20; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.80,  8.57, 5.00; Clarkton 4.80,  7.87, 5.00; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.80,  8.57, 5.00; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.55,  8.56, 5.33;

Lagrange 4.95,  8.57, 5.00; Monroe —-, —–, 5.77; Mount Olive 4.80,  8.57, 5.00;

Norwood 5.10,  8.08, 5.32; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.20, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 5.00.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.13; Selma, 8.83.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $22 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$15 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 high as $14 few higher.  2019 Season Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $15 few $12-$14.  Cabbage:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$12.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16; extra large fair quality $10-$12 occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Cucumbers:  Demand good.  Market slightly higher.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$18 mostly $16.  Squash:  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12, medium $6-$10.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2019 Season Potatoes:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $11-$14.75; tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50.