NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday June 7

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 06, 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 829 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower and bulls were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 lower on a light test with limited comparisons to the previous week.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 5.00 lower; heifers were unevenly steady, mostly 7.00 lower to 7.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 8.00 lower on a light test.  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 $52-$66, with high dressing up to $75.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$89 with high dressing ranging $90-$100.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $105-$147.50, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $117-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $102-$112.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $119-$140, 500-600 lbs. ranged $112-$122.

 

Video Auction:  At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Wednesday, June 05, an estimated 1,092 cattle were sold.  Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium 1 640 lbs. $136.75 (value added), 795 lbs. $130.75, 810 lbs. $128.75 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 550 lbs. $146.75 (value added), 800 lbs. $127; Medium 1-2 590 lbs. $150, 650 lbs. $143.75, 740 lbs. $133.50, 940 lbs. $116.75.  Heifers: Medium 1 700 lbs. $127.75 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 450 lbs. $135.75 (value added), 825 lbs. $114.25; Medium 1-2 633 lbs. $127.01, 740 lbs. $122.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Smithfield on Wednesday, June 05, a total of 136 goats and 160 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $52.50-$197.50; Yearlings 60-120 lbs. $210; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $90-$147.50, 100-140 lbs. $150-$225; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $110-$140, 100-150 lbs. $175-$210, 150-250 lbs. $300.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $60-$132.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $60-$132.50, 60-100 lbs. $140-$165, 100-140 lbs. $180-$207.50.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $127.50-$185, Utility 80-100 lbs. $90-$115, Cull 60-120 lbs. $40-$80.

 

At the state-graded goat sale in Monroe on Wednesday, June 05, a total of 407 goats and 340 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $62-$177.50; Yearlings: 60-100 lbs. $124-$164; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $72.50-$120, 100-140 lbs. $117.50-$190; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $95-$130, 100-150 lbs. $132.50-$247.50, 150-250 lbs. $275-$460.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $57-$78, 60-100 lbs. $105-$112.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $92-$97.50, 60-100 lbs. $122.50-$170, 100-140 lbs. $182.50-$220.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $122-$152.50, Utility 80-100 lbs. $95-$117.50, Cull 60-120 lbs. $47-$87.

 

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 3,596,000 head compared to 3,377,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies of extra large were fairly light; large were moderate; while medium and small were fairly heavy.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 74.16, Large 69.48, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 66.09 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 63.52 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.60-$5.16 at feed mills and $4.36-$5.00 at elevators; new crop $4.48-$5.19.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower.  Prices were $8.54-$8.94 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.38 at the elevators; new crop $8.45-$8.70.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents higher prices were $4.55-$5.00 at the feed mills and $4.80-$5.40 at the elevators; new crop $4.55-$5.00.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $350.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.95, —–, 5.00; Candor 5.16, —–, —-; Cofield 4.63,  8.59, —-; Laurinburg 5.05, —–, 5.00; Monroe 5.04, —–, —-; Nashville 5.15, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.09, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.90, —–, 5.00; Creswell 4.60, —–, 4.55; Statesville 4.70, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.90, —–, 5.00; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.60,  8.38, 4.80; Clarkton 4.60,  7.87, 4.80; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.60,  8.38, 4.80; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.36,  8.37, 4.95;

Lagrange 4.75,  8.38, 4.80; Monroe —-, —–, 5.40; Mount Olive 4.60,  8.38, 4.80;

Norwood 4.91,  7.89, 4.95; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 4.80.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.94; Selma, 8.54.

 

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 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $22 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$15 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 high as $14 occasional higher. 

2019 Season Beans:  Demand good.  Market higher.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $15-$16 some $20.85.  Blueberries:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$21 few higher and lower.  Cabbage:  Demand good.  Market slightly lower.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $18-$22 mostly $20, Red Type medium $20-$22.  Squash:  Demand fairly good.  Market Zucchini small slightly lower, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10 mostly $10, medium $7-$8 mostly $8; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14 mostly $12, medium $10-$12 mostly $10.