NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday August 2

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 01, 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 976 cattle and 12 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 2.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady; heifers were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51-$68, with high dressing up to $85.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$94, with high dressing ranging $93.50-$99.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $135-$146, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$141.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $116-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $109-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $132-$151, 500-600 lbs. ranged $125-$138.

 

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 3,517,000 head compared to 3,413,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large, lower on medium and small, steady on large.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 73.82, Large 68.04, Medium 52.61, and Small 47.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.59 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 56.66 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mixed, 2 cents higher to 18 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.27-$5.22 at feed mills and $4.08-$4.68 at elevators; new crop $4.18-$5.12.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 12 to 17 cents lower.  Prices were $8.88 at the processors and ranged $7.67-$8.22 at the elevators; new crop $8.20-$8.40.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.61-$5.05 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.62, —–, —-; Candor 4.93, —–, —-; Cofield 4.35,  8.37, —-; Laurinburg 4.77, —–, —-; Monroe 5.17, —–, —-; Nashville 5.22, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.22, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.72, —–, —-; Creswell 4.27, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.42, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.72, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.52, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.42,  8.12, —-; Clarkton 4.62,  8.17, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.52,  8.22, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.08,  8.15, —-;

Lagrange 4.47,  8.22, —-; Monroe —-, —–, 5.05; Mount Olive 4.52,  8.22, —-;

Norwood 4.68,  7.67, 4.61; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.17, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.88; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22.50 some low as $15 occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17-$20 some low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 some low as $8 high as $18, No Grade Marks jumbo $14-$16 some low as $8 occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly heavy.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 some $10-$14; extra large $16-$18.35 some $12, fair quality $14-$14.35 some $8-$12; large $14-$16.35 some $12.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Wide price ranges.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$14, medium $6-$12.  Tomatoes:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$10.95 mostly $10.95, extra large $9.95-$10.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$12.95, large $11.95-$12.95.