NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday August 5

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 02, 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 325 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 3.00 to 4.00 higher and bulls mixed, 2.00 higher to 7.00 lower, both on a light test.  Feeder steers and bulls were unevenly steady; while heifers were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 higher.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52-$71, with high dressing up to $82.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $78-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $124-$133, 500-600 lbs. were $122-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $112-$121, 500-600 lbs. were $106-$122.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$121, 500-600 lbs. ranged $114-$121.

 

State Graded Cattle Sale:  At state graded feeder cattle sale in Norwood on Thursday, August 01, a total of 417 steers and 301 heifers were sold.  M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $138.63 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs. returned $134.74; 600-700 lbs. were $132.72.  M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs. received $123.99; 500-600 lbs. ranged $118.81, and 600-700 lbs. brought $120.09.

 

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 3,824,000 head compared to 3,472,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large, lower on medium and small, steady on large.  Supplies were 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 74.09, Large 68.04, Medium 52.22, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 56.69 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 53.76 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.34-$5.29 at feed mills and $4.15-$4.75 at elevators; new crop $4.25-$5.19.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents higher.  Prices were $8.92 at the processors and ranged $7.70-$8.25 at the elevators; new crop $8.23-$8.44.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.29-$4.76 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.69, —–, —-; Candor 5.00, —–, —-; Cofield 4.42,  8.40, —-; Laurinburg 4.84, —–, —-; Monroe 5.24, —–, —-; Nashville 5.29, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.29, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.79, —–, —-; Creswell 4.34, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.49, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.79, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.59, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.49,  8.15, —-; Clarkton 4.69,  8.20, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.59,  8.25, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.15,  8.18, —-;

Lagrange 4.54,  8.25, —-; Monroe —-, —–, 4.29; Mount Olive 4.59,  8.25, —-;

Norwood 4.75,  7.70, 4.76; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.20, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.92; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly heavy.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 some $12-$14; extra large $16-$18.35 some $12-$14, fair quality $14-$14.35 some $10; large $14-$16.35 some $12.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Zucchini about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Wide price ranges.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Wide price range large.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $10.95-$13.95 mostly $10.95, extra large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $9.95-$10.95, large $8.95-$13.95 mostly $11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95 mostly $19.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market higher.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95-$13.95, large $12.95-$13.95.