NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday August 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 29, 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 1,236 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 11.00 to 12.00 lower and boning type were 4.00 to 5.00 lower; there were too few comparable bulls to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; bulls were 6.00 to 10.00 lower.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate to heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$63, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, ranged $75-$85, high dressing ranged $88-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $125-$139, 500-600 lbs. were $128-$138.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $108-$122.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $122.50-$148, 500-600 lbs. ranged $121-$133.

 

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 3,529,000 head compared to 3,509,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly 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 139.10, Large 130.13, Medium 84.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.88 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.67 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.91 at feed mills and $3.91-$4.41 at elevators; new crop $3.81-$4.76.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents higher.  Prices were $8.39 at the processors and ranged $8.16-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $8.09-$8.44.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady; prices were $4.36-$4.51 at the feed mills and $4.24-$4.31 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $327.00 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 4.76, —–, —-; Nashville 4.91, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.81, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.51; Creswell 3.96, —–, —-; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.51; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.11,  8.16, 4.31; Clarkton 4.31,  8.31, 4.31; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.21,  8.26, 4.31; Creswell —-, —–, 4.24; Elizabeth City 3.91,  8.24, —-;

Lagrange 4.16,  8.26, 4.31; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.21,  8.26, 4.31;

Norwood 4.36,  8.19, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.41, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.31.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.39; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 mostly $20-$21, 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 supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT U.S. NO. 2 & NO GRADE MARKS JUMBO2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $22.50-$25, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17.50-$18 some $20, U.S. No. 2 too few sales to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 some $20.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few

hands to establish a market; extra large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, fair quality $7-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher. 

1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12, medium $6-$10.  Tomatoes:  Supply light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95 few higher.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$12.95 mostly $9.95, large $9.95-$12.95 mostly $9.95.