NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday July 1

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 28, 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 424 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 6.00 lower to 2.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 7.00 lower; bulls were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower; and heifers were mostly steady to 2.00 lower.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54-$68, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $71-$86, with high dressing ranging $90-$99.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $128-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$132.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $116-$127, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$116.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $124-$134, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$124.

 

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 4,650,000 head compared to 3,616,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 96.85, Large 91.34, Medium 58.43, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.75 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.04 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 20 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.62-$5.40 at feed mills and $4.35-$5.00 at elevators; new crop $4.41-$5.22.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans 12 cents higher.  Prices were $8.95-$9.25 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.69 at the elevators; new crop $8.73-$8.98.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 20 cents lower prices were $4.55-$5.05 at the feed mills and $4.80-$5.58 at the elevators; new crop $4.55-$5.13.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $350.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.95, —–, 5.00; Candor 5.40, —–, —-; Cofield 4.62,  8.90, —-; Laurinburg 5.20, —–, 5.05; Monroe 5.09, —–, —-; Nashville 5.34, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.24, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.90, —–, 5.00; Creswell 4.70, —–, 4.55; Statesville 4.70, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.90, —–, 5.00; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.60,  8.69, 4.80; Clarkton 4.60,  7.87, 4.80; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.60,  8.69, 4.80; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.35,  8.68, 5.13;

Lagrange 4.75,  8.69, 4.80; Monroe —-, —–, 5.58; Mount Olive 4.60,  8.69, 4.80;

Norwood 4.95,  8.25, 5.12; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.00, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.87, 4.80.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.25; Selma, 8.95.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $15 few $12-$14.  Cabbage:  Demand fairly low.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$12.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16 mostly $16; extra large fair quality $10-$12 occasional higher.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes:  Demand good.  Market yellow 50 pound sacks size B slightly higher, others about steady. Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75 tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Cucumbers:  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$16 mostly $16.  Squash:  Demand good.  Market slightly higher.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12 mostly $10; medium $8-$10 mostly $8.