NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday February 8

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SFN

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for February 07, 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, February 06, in Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1,073 cattle, 1 hog, and 2 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady, and bulls were mostly steady to 6.00 lower.  Feeder steers and bulls were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower.  Heifers were mixed; 3.00 lower to 8.00 higher.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate with cattle quality being plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $44-$57, with high dressing up to $67.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $71-$79; with high dressing ranging $80-$84.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $145-$170, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$152.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$173, 500-600 lbs. ranged $123-$145.

 

Video auction: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, February 06, an estimated 1,291 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 840 lbs. $140.00 (value added); Medium 1-2 575 lbs. $153.00, 750 lbs. $140.00, 750 lbs. $137.02 (split loads), 844 lbs. $130.00, 825 lbs. $130.00 (split loads), 813 lbs. $139.04 (value added), 910 lbs. $125.00 (split loads); Small and Medium 1-2 665 lbs. $140.00 (split loads).  Heifers: Medium 1 730 lbs. $127.00; Medium and Large 1-2 750 lbs. $126.25; Medium 1-2 785 lbs. $124.75, 739 lbs. $128.25 (split loads), 750 lbs. $135.25 (value added), 822 lbs. $122.25 (split loads); Small and Medium 1-2 620 lbs. $132.00 (split loads).

 

Goats:  At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday, 116 goats and 48 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 42.50, 20-40 lbs. 65.00-117.50 40-60 lbs. 120.00-167.50, 60-80 lbs. 170.00-210.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 62.50, 40-60 lbs. 95.00-105.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 40.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 202.50-172.50, 80-100 lbs. 250.00; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 165.00; Selection 3 60-80 lbs. 80.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 115.00, 70-100 lbs. 130.00-147.50, 100-140 lbs. 147.50-187.50; Selection 2 50-700 lbs. 90.00-102.50, 70-100 lbs. 110.00-125.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 42.50-70.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 140.00-160.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Good 20-60 lbs. 55.00-100.00. Choice and Prime – 20-60 lbs. 72.50-135.00, 60-100 lbs. 142.50-172.50, 100-140 lbs. 175.00-222.50. Ewes – 100-200 lbs. 160.00-182.50; Utility 80-100 lbs. 102.50.

 

At the state grade goat sale in Monroe on Wednesday, 137 goats and 102 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 20-40 lbs. 107.50-117.50, 40-60 lbs. 117.50-136.00; Selection 220-40 lbs. 55.00-93.00, 40-60 lbs. 108.00-111.00.  Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 159.00-175.00, 80-100 lbs. 170.00-210.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 97.50-110.00, 70-100 lbs. 125.00-132.50, 100-140 lbs. 172.50-205.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 77.50-100.00, 100-140 lbs. 135.00-165.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 97.50-120.00.  Sheep – Lambs: Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. 99.00-127.50, 60-100 lbs. 127.50-162.50, 100-140 lbs. 145.00-210.00. Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 132.50-170.00; Utility 80-100 lbs. 90.00-110.00.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady, and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 3,377,000 head compared to 3,179,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance. Supplies were light to moderate. Retail demand was mostly moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 154.16, Large 152.78, Medium 110.12, and Small 80.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.31 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 68.24 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.11-$4.71 at feed mills and $3.91-$4.36 at elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.55.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents lower. Prices were $8.73-$9.03 at the processors and ranged $8.38-$8.93 at the elevators; new crop $9.26-$9.41. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $3.86-$4.36 at the feed mills and $4.01-$4.16 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$4.87. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.46, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.52, —–, —-; Cofield 4.22, 9.03, —-; Laurinburg 4.46, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.49, —–, —-; Nashville 4.71, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.59, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.36; Creswell 4.11, —–, 3.86; Statesville 4.26, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.36; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.16, —–, 4.11; Clarkton 4.16, 8.58, 4.11; Clement —-, 8.49, —-; Clinton 4.11, 8.58, 4.16; Creswell 3.91, 8.49, —-; Elizabeth City 4.00, 8.93, —-; Lagrange 4.16, 8.58, 4.06; Monroe —-, 8.73, —-; Mount Olive 4.16, 8.58, 4.06; Norwood 4.17, 8.38, —-; Register —-, 8.58, —-; Warsaw #2 4.36, 8.53, —-; Wilson —-, —–, 4.01.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 9.03; Selma, 8.73.

 

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 15.00-17.00 mostly 17.00 some high as 18.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00 mostly 12.00-13.00, U.S. No. 2 9.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occasional higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 10.00-11.00 mostly 10.00 occasional higher and lower.