NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday January 3

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 02, 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:  The livestock auction usually held on Tuesday in Shelby was closed on January 01, 2019 in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.  Sales are expected to resume on January 8.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,169,000 head compared to 2,387,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly heavy.  Retail demand was moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 149.11, Large 147.87, Medium 84.35, and Small 67.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 68.84 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 66.41 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.10-$4.75 at feed mills and $3.90-$4.16 at elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.53.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 12 to 25 cents higher.  Prices were $8.59-$8.84 at the processors and ranged $8.16-$8.60 at the elevators; new crop $9.29.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.85-$4.35 at the feed mills and $4.00-$4.15 at the elevators; new crop $4.17-$4.85.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.45, —–, 4.35; Candor 4.51, —–, —-; Cofield 4.19, 8.80, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.25; Monroe 4.43, —–, —-; Nashville 4.75, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.60, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.40, —–, 4.35; Creswell 4.10, 8.47, 3.85; Statesville 4.25, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.40, —–, 4.35; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.90, 8.52, 4.10; Clarkton 4.00, 8.47, 4.10; Clement —-, 8.16, —-; Clinton 4.10, 8.52, 4.15; Creswell 3.90, 8.30, —-; Elizabeth City 3.96, 8.60, —-;

Lagrange 4.00, 8.42, 4.05; Monroe —-, 8.55, —-; Mount Olive 4.10, 8.52, 4.05;

Norwood 4.16, 8.20, —-; Register —-, 8.34, —-; Warsaw #2 4.15, 8.29, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.27, 4.00.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.84; Selma, 8.59.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.