NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday July 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 26, 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 377 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 2.00 higher and bulls were steady to 7.00 higher, both on a light test.  Feeder steers and bulls were unevenly steady; while heifers were mostly 2.00 to 5.00 lower.  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 $57-$67, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$93.50, high dressing ranged $96-$100.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $125-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $127-$135.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $111-$120, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$118.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$134, 500-600 lbs. ranged $115-$129.

 

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 3,548,000 head compared to 3,891,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly 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 74.48, Large 68.97, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.24 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.74 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 to 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.57-$5.44 at feed mills and $4.30-$4.94 at elevators; new crop $4.35-$5.34.   U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.78-$9.23 at the processors and ranged $8.03-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.53-$8.76.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $4.14-$4.94 at the feed mills and $4.51-$5.26 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.94, —–, 4.89; Candor 5.30, —–, —-; Cofield 4.57,  8.73, —-; Laurinburg 5.24, —–, 4.89; Monroe 5.39, —–, —-; Nashville 5.44, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.44, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.04, —–, 4.94; Creswell 4.64, —–, 4.14; Statesville 4.64, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.04, —–, 4.94; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.64,  8.43, 4.74; Clarkton 4.64,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.64,  8.53, 4.74; Creswell —-, —–, 4.51; Elizabeth City 4.30,  8.51, —-;

Lagrange 4.79,  8.53, 4.74; Monroe —-, —–, 5.26; Mount Olive 4.64,  8.53, 4.74;

Norwood 4.85,  8.03, 4.81; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.94, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.23; Selma, 8.78.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand good.  Market fair quality slightly higher, others about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$20 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $18-$20 mostly $18-$18.35, fair quality $16-$18 mostly $16-$16.35; large $16-$18 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35, medium $12-$14.35 mostly $12.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market extra large and large slightly lower, jumbo about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95, extra large $9.95-$11.95, large $7.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $18.95-$24.95 mostly $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.