NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday April 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 18, 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 304 cattle were sold; Norwood receipts and prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 3.00 to 5.00 lower, while boning type were 2.00 to 3.00 higher; and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  Feeder steers and bulls were sharply higher; while heifers were mostly steady to 2.00 lower.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49-$55.50, with high dressing up to $67.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $72-$80, with high dressing ranging $81-$91.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $166-$180, 500-600 lbs. were $162-$165.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $138-$146, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $155-$176, 500-600 lbs. ranged $148-$158.

 

Goats:  In Smithfield, at the bi-monthly sale, a total of 118 goats and 22 sheep were sold.  Sold per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $50-$200; Yearlings: 60-100 lbs. $145-$205; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $82.50-$150, 100-140 lbs. $182.50-$280; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $150-$162.50, 100-150 lbs. $155-$225.50, 150-250 lbs. $265-$270.  Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $90-$137.50, 60-100 lbs. $142.50-$182.50.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $220, Utility 80-100 lbs. $120, Cull 60-120 lbs. $72.50.

 

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 3,256,000 head compared to 3,301,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 94.80, Large 91.77, Medium 69.00, and Small 64.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.02 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.81 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.04-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.13 at elevators; new crop $3.77-$4.41.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 to 2 cents higher.  Prices were $8.41-$8.96 at the processors and ranged $8.06-$8.60 at the elevators; new crop $8.12-$8.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady, prices were $4.02-$4.28 at the feed mills and $3.88 at the elevators; new crop $3.93-$4.47.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.33, —–, 4.18; Candor 4.29, —–, —-; Cofield 4.04,  8.71, —-; Laurinburg 4.23, —–, 4.28; Monroe 4.33, —–, —-; Nashville 4.58, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.47, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, 4.23; Creswell 4.17, —–, 4.02; Statesville 4.08, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.28, —–, 4.23; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.98,  8.60, 3.88; Clarkton 3.98,  8.50, 3.88; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.98,  8.50, 3.88; Creswell 3.83,  8.30, —-; Elizabeth City 3.77,  8.56, —-; Lagrange 4.13,  8.45, 3.88; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 3.98,  8.45, 3.88;

Norwood 3.99,  8.06, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.45, 3.88.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.96; Selma, 8.41.

 

***Cofield and Elizabeth City will be closed to trucks on Friday, April 19, 2019.***

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  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.