NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday September 13

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 12, 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 715 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 2.00 to 4.00 lower, while boning type were mostly steady to 1.00 higher; bulls were 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher; heifers mostly steady to 2.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 9.00 to 12.00 lower.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were slow.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$63, with high dressing up to $68.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$88.50, with high dressing bringing $89.50-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $113-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $107-$140.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $94-$126, 500-600 lbs. were $98-$107.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $118-$133, 500-600 lbs. ranged $106-$125.

 

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 3,514,000 head compared to 2,250,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  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 133.07, Large 124.80, Medium 73.47, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.25 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.54 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.82 at feed mills and $3.87-$4.37 at elevators; new crop $3.77.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 29 cents higher.  Prices were $9.21 at the processors and ranged $8.46-$8.66 at the elevators; new crop $8.10-$8.71.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.13-$4.50 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $332.60 per ton for

48% protein..

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.32, —–, —-; Candor 4.57, —–, —-; Cofield 3.97,  8.86, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, —-; Monroe 4.62, —–, —-; Nashville 4.82, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.72, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.37, —–, —-; Creswell 3.92, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.04, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.17, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.07, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.07,  8.55, —-; Clarkton 4.27,  8.53, —-; Clement 4.03, —–, 4.13; Clinton 4.17,  8.65, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.50; Elizabeth City 3.87,  8.66, —-;

Lagrange 4.12,  8.65, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.17,  8.65, —-;

Norwood 4.32,  8.46, —-; Register 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.37, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.53, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.21; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply very light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 and No Grade Marks jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady. 

40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $22-$25 mostly $22.50 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $16-$18 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 occasional lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$10.35; extra large $10-$10.35, fair quality $8-$8.35; large $9-$9.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  Wide price range.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12, medium $6-$10.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  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 slightly higher.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $20.95-$21.95.  Tomaotes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95-$13.95 occasional higher, large $12.95-$13.95 occasional higher.