NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday June 24

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 21, 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 404 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 2.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 3.00 lower to 7.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; heifers mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; and bulls unevenly steady.  Demand, market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$68, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $69-$88, with high dressing bringing $92.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $132.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $117-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$117.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $126-$133, 500-600 lbs. ranged $119-$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 3,989,000 head compared to 3,439,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  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 96.07, Large 90.55, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.73 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 59.02 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 8 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.82-$5.77 at feed mills and $4.57-$5.22 at elevators; new crop $4.63-$5.44.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans 13 cents lower.  Prices were $8.98-$9.28 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.72 at the elevators; new crop $8.45-$9.03.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 8 cents lower prices were $4.77-$5.27 at the feed mills and $5.02-$5.56 at the elevators; new crop $4.77-$5.27.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $350.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.17, —–, 5.22; Candor 5.52, —–, —-; Cofield 4.84,  8.93, —-; Laurinburg 5.77, —–, 5.27; Monroe 5.32, —–, —-; Nashville 5.42, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.47, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.12, —–, 5.22; Creswell 4.82, —–, 4.77; Statesville 4.92, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.12, —–, 5.22; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.82,  8.72, 5.02; Clarkton 4.82,  7.87, 5.02; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.82,  8.72, 5.02; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.57,  8.71, 5.11;

Lagrange 4.97,  8.72, 5.02; Monroe —-, —–, 5.56; Mount Olive 4.82,  8.72, 5.02;

Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.22, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 5.02.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.28; Selma, 8.98.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Season Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $17 few $12-$15.  Cabbage:  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $11-$13.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $20; extra large fair quality $14-$16 mostly $14.