NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday July 22

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 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 auction held Thursday in Smithfield a total of 303 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 2.00 lower, while bulls were sharply higher, both on a very light test.  Feeder steers were steady to 2.00 higher on a light test; heifers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; and bulls mostly steady to 3.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $58-$66, with high dressing up to $68.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $77-$90.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $126-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $110-$125, 500-600 lbs. were $94-$120.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $122-$134, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$132.

 

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 3,640,000 head compared to 3,795,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were heavy, 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 78.75, Large 73.24, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.25 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 56.75 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.73-$5.70 at feed mills and $4.46-$5.10 at elevators; new crop $4.51-$5.50.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 20 to 21 cents higher.  Prices were $8.97-$9.42 at the processors and ranged $8.22-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.74-$8.94.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents higher; prices were $4.30-$5.10 at the feed mills and $4.88-$5.32 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.25, —–, 5.00; Candor 5.46, —–, —-; Cofield 4.73,  8.92, —-; Laurinburg 5.45, —–, 5.00; Monroe 5.55, —–, —-; Nashville 5.70, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.60, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.15, —–, 5.10; Creswell 4.80, —–, 4.30; Statesville 4.80, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.15, —–, 5.10; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.75,  8.61, 4.90; Clarkton 4.75,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.75,  8.71, 4.90; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.46,  8.70, —-;

Lagrange 4.90,  8.71, 4.90; Monroe —-, —–, 5.32; Mount Olive 4.75,  8.71, 4.90;

Norwood 5.01,  8.22, 4.88; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.10, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.42; Selma, 8.97.

 

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 $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, fair quality $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few growers experiencing a production gap.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$14.35 occasional lower, medium $12-$12.35 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small $18-$18.35 occasional lower, medium $16-$16.35 occasional lower.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand mdoerate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$12.95 some $14.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$12.95  some $14.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$12.95  Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2019 Crop Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24.