NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday April 12

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 11, 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 auctions held Wednesday in North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 910 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 5.00 higher; while bulls were 2.00 to 7.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 6.00 to 8.00 higher; bulls were mostly 1.00 to 6.00 higher; while heifers were unevenly steady.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were active.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was mostly average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $46-$58, with high dressing up to $71.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $72-$86, with high dressing ranging $83-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $153-$173, 500-600 lbs. were $149-$170.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $131-$143, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$144. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $145-$162.50, 500-600 lbs. ranged $132-$162.

 

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 3,415,000 head compared to 3,217,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 104.08, Large 101.05, Medium 70.82, and Small 64.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 73.73 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 71.52 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.05-$4.63 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.30 at elevators; new crop $3.81-$4.48. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents lower.  Prices were $8.55-$9.10 at the processors and ranged $8.20-$8.75 at the elevators; new crop $8.35-$9.13.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower prices were $4.03-$4.30 at the feed mills and $3.90 at the elevators; new crop $4.01-$4.48.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.25, —–, 4.20; Candor 4.30, —–, —-; Cofield 4.05,  8.85, —-; Laurinburg 4.25, —–, 4.30; Monroe 4.34, —–, —-; Nashville 4.63, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.48, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.30, —–, 4.25; Creswell 4.08, —–, 4.03; Statesville 4.10, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.30, —–, 4.25; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.00,  8.75, 3.90; Clarkton 4.00,  8.65, 3.90; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.00,  8.65, 3.90; Creswell 3.85,  8.45, —-; Elizabeth City 3.78,  8.70, —-; Lagrange 4.15,  8.60, 3.90; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.00,  8.60, 3.90;

Norwood 4.00,  8.20, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.30, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.60, 3.90.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.10; Selma, 8.55.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $19 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some $12 few low as $8, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 occasional higher.