NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday July 19

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 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 auctions held Wednesday in Norwood a total of 537 cattle were sold; North Wilkesboro receipts and prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.  No comparison due to lack of sale coverage of previous two sale.  Demand light for cattle with excessive hair, others moderate; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$67, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$88, with high dressing ranging $91-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $129-$131, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $105-$126, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$136, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$132.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Smithfield on Wednesday, July 17, a total of 218 goats and 118 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $45-$190; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $137.50-$182.50, 100-140 lbs. $70-$240.  Billies: 70-100 lbs. $115-$167.50, 100-150 lbs. $200, 150-250 lbs. $230-$250.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $55-$72.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $77.50-$147.50, 60-100 lbs. $150-$187.50, 100-140 lbs. $190-$187.50.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $110-$220; Utility $90-$110; Cull 60-120 lbs. $40-$65.

 

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 3,476,000 head compared to 3,458,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were heavy, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 78.75, Large 73.24, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.78 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.28 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 12 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.67-$5.64 at feed mills and $4.40-$5.04 at elevators; new crop $4.45-$5.44.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 to 2 cents lower.  Prices were $8.76-$9.21 at the processors and ranged $8.01-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.54-$8.74.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 12 cents lower; prices were $4.24-$5.04 at the feed mills and $4.79-$5.23 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.19, —–, 4.94; Candor 5.40, —–, —-; Cofield 4.67,  8.71, —-; Laurinburg 5.39, —–, 4.94; Monroe 5.49, —–, —-; Nashville 5.64, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.54, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.09, —–, 5.04; Creswell 4.74, —–, 4.24; Statesville 4.74, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.09, —–, 5.04; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.69,  8.41, 4.84; Clarkton 4.69,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.69,  8.51, 4.84; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.40,  8.49, —-;

Lagrange 4.84,  8.51, 4.84; Monroe —-, —–, 5.23; Mount Olive 4.69,  8.51, 4.84;

Norwood 4.95,  8.01, 4.79; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.04, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.21; Selma, 8.76.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Market U.S. No. 1 slightly higher, others about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22.50 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17.50-$19 some low as $11 high as $20, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 occasional higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $14-$16 mostly $14-$15 some low as $10 occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, fair quality $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35, medium $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better extra large $11.95-$12.95 some $14.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$12.95 FIRST REPORT.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Wide price range Round Red tote bags.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $38.50-$46.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24; Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75 some low as $11, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$42.50 some low as $35 LAST REPORT ROUND RED AND YELLOW TYPES.