NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday September 9

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 06, 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 weekly livestock auction usually held in Smithfield on Thursday was closed due to inclement weather from Hurricane Dorian.  Sales expected to resume on Thursday, September 12, 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 4,042,000 head compared to 4,992,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others 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 140.03, Large 131.34, Medium 81.26, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.73 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.52 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.80-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.76-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.71-$4.70.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 cents lower.  Prices were $8.48 at the processors and ranged $8.08-$8.28 at the elevators; new crop $8.12-$8.33.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was not available at press time.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $322.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.20, —–, —-; Candor 4.46, —–, —-; Cofield 3.86,  8.48, —-; Laurinburg 4.30, —–, —-; Monroe 4.50, —–, —-; Nashville 4.70, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.60, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.25, —–, —-; Creswell 3.80, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.05, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.05, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.05, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.95,  8.17, —-; Clarkton 4.15,  8.15, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.05,  8.27, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.76,  8.28, —-;

Lagrange 4.00,  8.27, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.05,  8.27, —-;

Norwood 4.21,  8.08, —-; Register 3.95, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.15, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, No Bid; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $8.35-$10.35 mostly $10.00-$10.35; extra large $8.35-$10.35 mostly $10.00-$10.35, fair quality $7.35-$8.35 mostly $8.00-$8.35; large $8.35-$9.00 mostly $8.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly lower, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8.35-$12.00, medium $6.85-$10.00; Yellow Straightneck small $10.35-$12.00 mostly $10.35-$10.85, medium $8.35-$10.00 mostly $8.35-$8.85.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95, large $11.95-$16.95 mostly $13.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $11.95, large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $11.95.