NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday September 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 19, 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 916 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 3.00 lower and bulls steady to 3.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were unevenly steady, while bulls were mostly 5.00 to 8.00 higher.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $48-$62, with high dressing up to $66.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $76-$88.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $129-$140, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $99-$109, 500-600 lbs. were $96-$109.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $127-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $109-$130.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Smithfield on Wednesday, September 18, a total of 218 goats and 5 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $42.50-$215; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $72.50-$130, 100-140 lbs. $100-$222.50; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $162.50, 100-150 lbs. $142.50-$220, 150-250 lbs. $270.  Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $92.50, 60-100 lbs. $172.50-$197.50.

 

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 3,583,000 head compared to 3,501,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 115.35, Large 107.07, Medium 68.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.76 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.82 at feed mills and $3.93-$4.42 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents higher.  Prices were $9.18 at the processors and ranged $8.53-$8.63 at the elevators; new crop $8.28-$8.68.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.33 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $327.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.37, —–, —-; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.03,  8.83, —-; Laurinburg 4.47, —–, —-; Monroe 4.72, —–, —-; Nashville 4.82, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.77, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.42, —–, —-; Creswell 3.97, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.22, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.42, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.12, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.12,  8.53, —-; Clarkton 4.32,  8.63, —-; Clement 4.23, —–, 4.33; Clinton 4.22,  8.63, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.93,  8.63, —-;

Lagrange 4.17,  8.63, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.22,  8.63, —-;

Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.42, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.63, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.18; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $18-$19 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 few higher occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 mostly $15 occasional lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $6.35-$8.35; extra large $6.35-$8.35, fair quality $6.35-$8.35; large $6.35-$8.35.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.   1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $8.95-$11.95 mostly $10.95, extra large $8.95-$11.95 mostly $10.95, large $8.95-$11.95 mostly $10.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$12.95 some high as $13.95, large $9.95-$12.95 some high as $13.95.