NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday, July 8

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 05, 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:  The livestock auction usually held on Thursday in Smithfield was closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Sales are expected to resume on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

 

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 4,501,000 head compared to 4,418,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were fairly heavy, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 93.28, Large 87.77, Medium 54.82, and Small 50.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.24 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.53 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.81-$5.54 at feed mills and $4.54-$5.09 at elevators; new crop $4.55-$5.32.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 to 14 cents lower.  Prices were $8.71-$9.01 at the processors and ranged $7.98-$8.46 at the elevators; new crop $8.09-$8.70.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents higher; prices were $4.38-$5.18 at the feed mills and $4.94-$5.49 at the elevators; new crop $4.95.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.32, —–, 5.07; Candor 5.54, —–, —-; Cofield 4.81,  8.66, —-; Laurinburg 5.52, —–, 5.07; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Nashville 5.48, —–, —-;

Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.22, —–, 5.18; Creswell 4.88, —–, 4.38; Statesville 4.84, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.22, —–, 5.18; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.82,  8.36, 4.98; Clarkton 4.82,  8.42, 4.94; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.82,  8.46, 4.98; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.54,  8.44, —-;

Lagrange 4.97,  8.46, 4.98; Monroe —-, —–, 5.49; Mount Olive 4.82,  8.46, 4.98;

Norwood 5.09,  7.96, 5.00; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.42, 4.94.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.01; Selma, 8.71.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  No market tones due to the Raleigh, NC Market News office being closed on Thursday, July 04, 2019 in observance of the Independence Day holiday while the trade remained active.  Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some $20-$22 few lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$15 some high as $20 low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some $14-$18 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 mostly $10-$11 some $14-$16 occasional lower.  2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$14; extra large $12-$14, fair quality $8-$10.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$14.35; extra large $10-$14.35; large $10-$14.35.  Squash:  Demand fairly good.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14.35, medium $10-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina – 2019 Crop Potatoes:  Demand good.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds hundredweight size A $23-$24.50; Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$42.50.