NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 1

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 31, 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 Tuesday in Shelby a total of 547 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower, while bulls were 4.00 to 5.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers and bulls were 1.00 to 5.00 higher on a fairly light test; heifers had to few comparable head to establish a market.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$67, with high dressing up to $80.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $85-$94, with high dressing ranging $96-$101.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $142-$150, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $131-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $128-$133.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,521,000 head compared to 3,406,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were 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 73.55, Large 68.04, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.22 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.72 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 11 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.42-$5.30 at feed mills and $4.15-$4.85 at elevators; new crop $4.21-$5.20.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 to 15 cents lower.  Prices were $9.04 at the processors and ranged $7.84-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.33-$8.57.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 11 cents lower; prices were $4.00-$4.80 at the feed mills and $4.46-$5.17 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $333.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.80, —–, 4.75; Candor 5.10, —–, —-; Cofield 4.42,  8.54, —-; Laurinburg 5.10, —–, 4.75; Monroe 5.25, —–, —-; Nashville 5.30, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.30, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.90, —–, 4.80; Creswell 4.50, —–, 4.00; Statesville 4.50, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.90, —–, 4.80; Pantego #2 4.60, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.50,  8.24, 4.60; Clarkton 4.50,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.50,  8.34, 4.60; Creswell —-, —–, 4.46; Elizabeth City 4.15,  8.32, —-;

Lagrange 4.65,  8.34, 4.60; Monroe —-, —–, 5.17; Mount Olive 4.50,  8.34, 4.60;

Norwood 4.85,  7.84, 4.72; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.80, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.04; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly heavy.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 some $10-$12; extra large $16-$18.35 some $12-$14, fair quality $14-$14.35 some low as $8; large $14-$16.35 some $12.  Squash:  Demand Zucchini fairly good, Yellow Straightneck fairly light.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Zucchini about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Wide price range Yellow Straightneck.  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 $12-$16.35, medium $8-$14.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market jumbo lower, others about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$10.95, extra large $8.95-$10.95 mostly $9.95-$10.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.   25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$12.95, large $11.95-$12.95.