NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday August 23

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 22, 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:  Receipts and prices not available for North Wilkesboro due to absence of the reporter; coverage expected to resume on Wednesday, August 28.  At the livestock auction held Wednesday in Norwood a total of 538 cattle and 4 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 2.00 higher; too few comparable bulls the previous week to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder steers were 2.00 to 8.00 higher on a light test; heifers 5.00 to 8.00 higher on a fairly light test; and bulls were 6.00 to 7.00 higher on a light test.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$65, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, ranged $82-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $135-$145, 500-600 lbs. were $129-$140.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $123-$130, 500-600 lbs. were $122-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$141, 500-600 lbs. ranged $128-$134.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Smithfield on Wednesday, August 21, a total of 135 goats and 50 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $50-$212.50; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $75-$147.50, 100-140 lbs. $122.50-$240; Bucks/Billies: 100-150 lbs. $125-$162.50, 150-250 lbs. $250-$410.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $62.50-$77.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $72.50-$145, 60-100 lbs. $150-$180.  Ewes: Utility 80-100 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 3,510,000 head compared to 3,402,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 121.84, Large 113.30, Medium 74.49, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.12 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.19 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.91 at feed mills and $3.91-$4.36 at elevators; new crop $3.81-$4.78.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 5 cents lower.  Prices were $8.49-$8.94 at the processors and ranged $8.16-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $7.98-$8.44.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.36-$4.51 at the feed mills and $4.22-$4.31 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $328.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01,  8.46, —-; Laurinburg 4.46, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.83, —–, —-; Nashville 4.91, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.83, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.51; Creswell 3.96, —–, —-; Statesville 4.13, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.51; Pantego #2 4.41, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.11,  8.16, 4.31; Clarkton 4.31,  8.31, 4.31;

Clement —-, —–, 4.25; Clinton 4.21,  8.26, 4.31; Creswell —-, —–, 4.22;

Elizabeth City 3.91,  8.24, —-; Lagrange 4.16,  8.26, 4.31; Monroe —-, —–, No Bid; Mount Olive 4.21,  8.26, 4.31; Norwood 4.36,  8.19, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.31.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.94; Selma, 8.49.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 mostly $22, U.S. No. 1 Petite supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, U.S. No. 2 supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$20 mostly $15.  2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $22.50-$25, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17-$18 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $10-$14 mostly $13-$14, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$20 mostly $18 FIRST REPORTWestern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35; large $8.35-$10.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$10.35 occasional lower, medium $8-$8.35 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$14.95 some low as $9.95, extra large $12.95-$14.95 some low as $9.95, large $12.95-$15.95 some low as $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$12.95 some low as $9.95, large $11.95-$12.95 some low as $9.95.