NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 15

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 14, 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 418 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00 to 5.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 1.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were 5.00 to 12.00 lower on a very light test; bulls and heifers had to few comparable head to establish a market.  Demand was light; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53-$63, with high dressing up to $66.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $87-$93, with high dressing ranging $96-$99.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $126-$127, 500-600 lbs. were $126-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $106.

 

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 3,536,000 head compared to 3,448,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 97.58, Large 89.31, Medium 57.74, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.86 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.65 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.89 at feed mills and $3.74-$4.40 at elevators; new crop $3.80-$4.79.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 to 11 cents lower.  Prices were $9.01 at the processors and ranged $8.25-$8.35 at the elevators; new crop $8.18-$8.53.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower; prices were $4.35-$4.50 at the feed mills and $4.28-$5.03 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.30, —–, 4.35; Candor 4.60, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01,  8.56, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.79, —–, —-; Nashville 4.89, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.84, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.40, —–, 4.50; Creswell 3.95, —–, —-; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.40, —–, 4.50; Pantego #2 4.19, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.10,  8.25, 4.30; Clarkton 4.30,  8.31, 4.30; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.20,  8.35, 4.30; Creswell —-, —–, 4.28; Elizabeth City 3.74,  8.34, —-;

Lagrange 4.15,  8.35, 4.30; Monroe —-, —–, 5.03; Mount Olive 4.20,  8.35, 4.30;

Norwood 4.35,  8.28, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.40, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.30.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.01; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35; extra large $12-$12.35, fair quality $10-$10.35; large $11-$11.35.  Squash:  Demand Yellow Straightneck medium very light, others light.  Market slightly lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$9 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $6-$7 mostly $6-$6.35, Yellow Straightneck small $6-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $4-$6.35 mostly $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$15.95 some low as $9.95, extra large $12.95-$15.95 some low as $11.95, large $12.95-$15.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.