NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday September 6

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 05, 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 653 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 7.00 to 9.00 higher, while boning type were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; bulls were 2.00 to 5.00 higher on a very light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 5.00 to 10.00 lower some sharply lower; heifers mostly 4.00 to 8.00 lower some sharply lower; and bulls were mostly 7.00 to 8.00 lower.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle also varied by location, fairly light to heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $48-$64, with high dressing up to $74.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$91, with high dressing bringing $95.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $127-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $123-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $105-$126, 500-600 lbs. were $95-$120.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $110-$136, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$127.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Smithfield on Wednesday, September 04, a total of 67 goats and 13 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $45-$195; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $82.50-$150, 100-140 lbs. $185-$220; Bucks/Billies: 150-250 lbs. $186.50-$280.  Slaughter Lambs: Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $77.50-$150, 60-100 lbs. $147.50-$182.50.

 

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 with some fairly heavy to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 3,328,000 head compared to 3,428,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others 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 140.84, Large 132.15, Medium 82.43, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.16 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.95 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.73 at feed mills and $3.79-$4.24 at elevators; new crop $3.74-$4.73.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 14 cents lower.  Prices were $8.52 at the processors and ranged $8.12-$8.32 at the elevators; new crop $8.16-$8.37.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was not available at press time.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was not available at press time.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.23, —–, —-; Candor 4.49, —–, —-; Cofield 3.89,  8.52, —-; Laurinburg 4.33, —–, —-; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.73, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.63, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, —-; Creswell 3.83, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.08, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.08, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.08, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.98,  8.21, —-; Clarkton 4.18,  8.19, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.08,  8.31, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.79,  8.32, —-;

Lagrange 4.03,  8.31, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.08,  8.31, —-;

Norwood 4.24,  8.12, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.19, —-.

 

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

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22 mostly $22 few higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$16 mostly $15 occasional higher.  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 mostly $16 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 $14 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 occasional higher and lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Fairly wide price range.  1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $8.35-$12; extra large $8.35-$12, fair quality $7.35-$8.35; large $7.35-$10.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$13.95 occasional higher, extra large $11.95-$13.95 occasional higher, large $11.95-$14.95 mostly $11.95-$13.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95 occasional higher, large $9.95-$11.95 occasional higher.