NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday August 8

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 07, 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 556 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 1.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were 3.00 to 4.00 lower; bulls mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower; and heifers had to few comparable head to establish a market.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$67, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81-$96, with high dressing ranging $97-$99.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $137-$150, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$137.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$138, 500-600 lbs. ranged $127-$132.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on Tuesday, August 06, an estimated 3294 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 769 lbs. $144.51 (value added), 800 lbs. $133.50 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 666 lbs. $140.26, 645 lbs. $149.25 (Sept), 740 lbs. $143.50, 715 lbs. $134 (split loads), 730 lbs. $145 (value added), 855 lbs. $136.21 (Sept), 845 lbs. $138.29, 840 lbs. $131.13 (value added), 975 lbs. $126.50, 975 lbs. $124 (Sept, split loads); Medium 1-2 595 lbs. $150 (Sept), 620 lbs. $151.50 (Sept), 675 lbs. $137.25 (Dec), 762 lbs. $135.25 (Sept), 725 lbs. $121.75 (split loads), 850 lbs. $130.25.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1 708 lbs. $136.92 (value added); Medium and Large 1-2 619 lbs. $133.25, 665 lbs. $126 (split loads), 760 lbs. $126.91, 720 lbs. $126 (Oct), 790 lbs. $126 (value added), 820 lbs. $119 (Sept, split loads), 840 lbs. $119.25 (value added); Medium 1-2 570 lbs. $138.75 (Sept), 650 lbs. $135 (Sept), 625 lbs. $132 (Dec), 730 lbs. $131.11 (Sept), 725 lbs. $121.75 (split loads), 850 lbs. $117.25.

 

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 3,512,000 head compared to 3,287,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on all sizes.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others mostly moderate.  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 76.55, Large 69.12, Medium 51.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 56.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 53.40 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.39-$5.36 at feed mills and $4.22-$4.86 at elevators; new crop $4.24-$5.11.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.90 at the processors and ranged $8.14-$8.24 at the elevators; new crop $7.82-$8.42.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.43-$5.18 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.74, —–, —-; Candor 5.04, —–, —-; Cofield 4.49,  8.44, —-; Laurinburg 4.89, —–, —-; Monroe 5.31, —–, —-; Nashville 5.36, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.84, —–, —-; Creswell 4.39, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.56, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.84, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.54,  8.14, —-; Clarkton 4.74,  8.18, —-; Clement —-, —–, 4.47; Clinton 4.64,  8.24, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.43; Elizabeth City 4.22,  8.22, —-;

Lagrange 4.59,  8.24, —-; Monroe —-, —–, 5.18; Mount Olive 4.64,  8.24, —-;

Norwood 4.79,  8.17, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.86, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.18, —-.

 

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:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$18.35 mostly $14; extra large $14-$18.35 mostly $14, fair quality $10-$14.35; large $12-$16.35 mostly $12.  Squash:  Demand Yellow Straightneck medium fairly light, others moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Wide price ranges.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$11, medium $4-$9.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Wide price ranges.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$15.95, extra large $9.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$15.95, large $9.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95 mostly $19.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.