NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday, May 13th

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for May 10, 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 450 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 5.00 to 6.00 lower on a light test; while bulls were 6.00 to 7.00 higher, also on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 6.00 to 10.00 lower; heifers were mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower; and bulls were 14.00 to 16.00 lower on a light test.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52-$55.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81-$86 with high dressing ranging $89-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $138-$153, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$145.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$133, 500-600 lbs. were $112-$120.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $131-$137, 500-600 lbs. ranged $129-$135.

 

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 3,897,000 head compared to 4,144,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 78.16, Large 74.44, Medium 64.22, and Small 58.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 65.20 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 62.91 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.64-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.82-$4.27.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents lower.  Prices were $7.57-$8.12 at the processors and ranged $7.29-$7.79 at the elevators; new crop $7.88-$8.18.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower prices were $3.86-$4.36 at the feed mills and $3.81-$4.05 at the elevators; new crop $3.70-$4.31.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $322.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.21, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.22, —–, —-; Cofield 3.92,  7.96, —-; Laurinburg 4.36, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.17, —–, —-; Nashville 4.56, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.27, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.21; Creswell 3.96, —–, 3.86; Statesville 4.01, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.91,  7.79, 3.81; Clarkton 3.91,  7.67, 3.81; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.91,  7.79, 3.81; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.64,  7.74, 4.05;

Lagrange 4.06,  7.79, 3.81; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 3.91,  7.79, 3.81;

Norwood 3.92,  7.29, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 7.67, 3.81.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.12; Selma, 7.57.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina –2019 Crop Strawberries:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $11-$14 some lower.