NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 28, 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 444 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly 5.00 to 6.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; while bulls were mostly 7.00 to 9.00 lower on a light test; and heifers were 10.00 to 11.00 lower with very limited comparison to last week.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$59, with high dressing up to $72.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$88, with high dressing ranging $91-$100.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $132-$140, 500-600 lbs. were $117-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $106-$118, 500-600 lbs. were $105-$118.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $109-$133, 500-600 lbs. ranged $115-$129.

 

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 3,549,000 head compared to 3,430,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly 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 139.10, Large 130.13, Medium 84.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.35 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.14 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.91 at feed mills and $3.91-$4.41 at elevators; new crop $3.81-$4.77.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents higher.  Prices were $8.90 at the processors and ranged $8.12-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $8.06-$8.41.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents higher; prices were $4.36-$4.51 at the feed mills and $4.27-$4.31 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01,  8.43, —-; Laurinburg 4.46, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.82, —–, —-; Nashville 4.91, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.82, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.51; Creswell 3.96, —–, —-; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.51; Pantego #2 4.41, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.11,  8.12, 4.31; Clarkton 4.31,  8.31, 4.31; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.21,  8.22, 4.31; Creswell —-, —–, 4.27; Elizabeth City 3.91,  8.21, —-;

Lagrange 4.16,  8.22, 4.31; Monroe —-, —–, -No Bid; Mount Olive 4.21,  8.22, 4.31; Norwood 4.36,  8.16, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.41, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.31.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.90; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10.35-$12 occasional lower; extra large $10.35-$12 occasional lower, fair quality $8-$9 mostly $8-$8.35; large $9.35-$10.  Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8.35-$12, medium $6.35-$10; Yellow Straightneck small $8.35-$10 some high as $12 occasional lower, medium $6.35-$8 some high as $10 occasional lower.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  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 occasional lower, extra large $12.95-$15.95 occasional lower, large $12.95-$15.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$11.95, large $9.95-$11.95.