NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday July 26

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 25, 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 658 cattle and 8 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; bulls had too few comparable head to establish a market.  Feeder steers also had too few comparable head to establish a market; heifers were mostly steady to 3.00 higher on a light test; and bulls mostly 2.00 to 4.00 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-$67, with high dressing up to $73.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$91, with high dressing ranging $93-$95.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $135-$148, 500-600 lbs. were $133-$142.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-

500 lbs. ranged $128-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $128-$145, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$135.

 

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 3,499,000 head compared to 3,221,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly 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 74.48, Large 68.97, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.81 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.31 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 to 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.61-$5.48 at feed mills and $4.34-$4.98 at elevators; new crop $4.37-$5.18. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents lower.  Prices were $8.78-$9.23 at the processors and ranged $8.03-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.49-$8.75.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was

6 cents lower; prices were $4.18-$4.98 at the feed mills and 4.599-$5.29 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.97, —–, 4.92; Candor 5.34, —–, —-; Cofield 4.61,  8.73, —-; Laurinburg 5.27, —–, 4.92; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Nashville 5.48, —–, —-;

Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.07, —–, 4.98; Creswell 4.68, —–, 4.18; Statesville 4.68, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.07, —–, 4.98; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.67,  8.42, 4.78; Clarkton 4.67,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.67,  8.52, 4.78; Creswell —-, —–, 4.59; Elizabeth City 4.34,  8.51, —-;

Lagrange 4.82,  8.52, 4.78; Monroe —-, —–, 5.29; Mount Olive 4.67,  8.52, 4.78;

Norwood 4.89,  8.03, 4.85; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.98, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.23; Selma, 8.78.

 

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 high as $18.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$20; extra large $16-$20, fair qual $12-$16; large $16.35-$18 occasional lower.  Squash:  Demand fairly light.  Market Zucchini slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $10, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $8; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35, medium $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95, extra large $11.95, large $9.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95 mostly $21.95 FIRST REPORTTomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large supplies insufficient to establish a market.