NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday, August 26

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 23, 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 auction held Thursday in Smithfield a total of 379 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower; there were too few bulls to establish a market comparison.  Feeder steers were mostly 10.00 to 11.00 higher on a fairly light test; bulls mostly 8.00 to 10.00 higher; and heifers mostly 8.00 to 15.00 higher on a fairly light test.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51-$66, with high dressing up to $74.  High dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $93.  400-500 lbs.

M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $124-$144.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $107-$118, 500-600 lbs. were $105-$120.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $119-$136, 500-

600 lbs. ranged $108-$122.

 

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 Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 3,810,000 head compared to 3,781,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 122.38, Large 113.84,

Medium 74.88, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 56.47 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 53.47 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.87 at feed mills and $4.07-$4.33 at elevators; new crop $3.82-$4.74.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 cents lower.  Prices were $8.81 at the processors and ranged $8.03-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $7.87-$8.46.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $4.32-$4.47 at the feed mills and $4.22-$4.27 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $325.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.27, —–, 4.32; Candor 4.58, —–, —-; Cofield —-, —–, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.79, —–, —-; Nashville 4.87, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.79, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.37, —–, 4.47; Creswell 3.92, —–, —-; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.37, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 4.37, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.07,  8.03, 4.27; Clarkton 4.27,  8.31, 4.27;

Clement —-, —–, 4.22; Clinton 4.17,  8.13, 4.27; Creswell —-, —–, —-;

Elizabeth City —-, —–, —-; Lagrange 4.12,  8.13, 4.27; Monroe —-, —–, —-;

Mount Olive 4.17,  8.13, 4.27; Norwood 4.33,  8.07, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.27.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.81; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35; large $8.35-$10.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady. 

1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$10.35 occasional lower, medium $8-$8.35 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95 some low as $9.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95 some low as $9.95, large $12.95-$15.95 some low as $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95, large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.