NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 22

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 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 Tuesday in Shelby a total of 425 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00 to 3.00 higher; while there were too few comparable bulls the previous week to establish an adequate market comparison.  Feeder steers were 4.00 to 5.00 higher on a very light test; heifers were sharply higher on a light test; and bulls 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-$64, with high dressing up to $73.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $88-$92, with high dressing ranging $96-$99.  500-600 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $127-$137.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $112.50-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $127.50-$142, 500-600 lbs. ranged $127-$128.

 

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 3,528,000 head compared to 3,457,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 120.49, Large 112.49, Medium 73.31, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.12 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.19 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.90 at feed mills and $3.90-$4.40 at elevators; new crop $3.80-$4.82.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents higher.  Prices were $8.96 at the processors and ranged $8.20-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $7.94-$8.48.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents higher; prices were $4.35-$4.50 at the feed mills and $4.17-$4.30 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.30, —–, 4.35; Candor 4.60, —–, —-; Cofield 4.00,  8.51, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.82, —–, —-; Nashville 4.90, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.87, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.40, —–, 4.50; Creswell 3.95, —–, —-; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.40, —–, 4.50; Pantego #2 4.44, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.10,  8.20, 4.30; Clarkton 4.30,  8.31, 4.30;

Clement —-, —–, 4.22; Clinton 4.20,  8.30, 4.30; Creswell —-, —–, 4.17;

Elizabeth City 3.90,  8.29, —-; Lagrange 4.15,  8.30, 4.30; Monroe —-, —–, No Bid; Mount Olive 4.20,  8.30, 4.30; Norwood 4.35,  8.23, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.40, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.30.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.96; 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 $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35; large $9-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95, extra large $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95, large $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95, large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95.