NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday July 11

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 10, 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 595 cattle, however, prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.  Coverage expected to resume on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on Tuesday, July 09, an estimated 1350 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 685 lbs. $145; Medium and Large 1-2 640 lbs. $145.75 (split loads), 760 lbs. $138, 740 lbs. $139 (Aug), 800 lbs. $138 (Nov), 950 lbs. $127.50; Medium 1-2 542 lbs. $147.13 (Aug, split loads), 660 lbs. $144 (Aug), 737 lbs. $139.37 (Aug), 770 lbs. $135.75 (Aug, split loads), 855 lbs. $132.75 (Aug).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 600 lbs. $130.75 (split loads); Medium 1-2 450 lbs. $130.50 (split loads), 575 lbs. $136 (Aug), 540 lbs. $134.50 (Aug, split loads), 629 lbs. $128.04 (Aug, split loads), 732 lbs. $126 (Aug).

 

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 3,691,000 head compared to 3,221,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were fairly heavy, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 87.13, Large 81.62, Medium 53.00, and Small 50.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.54 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.83 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.77-$5.70 at feed mills and $4.50-$5.14 at elevators; new crop $4.49-$5.35. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents higher.  Prices were $8.90-$9.20 at the processors and ranged $8.15-$8.64 at the elevators; new crop $8.62-$8.88.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher, prices were $4.35-$5.15 at the feed mills and $4.72-$5.41 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.29, —–, 5.04; Candor 5.50, —–, —-; Cofield 4.77,  8.85, —-; Laurinburg 5.49, —–, 5.04; Monroe 5.35, —–, —-; Nashville 5.70, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.35, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.19, —–, 5.15; Creswell 4.85, —–, 4.35; Statesville 4.84, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.19, —–, 5.15; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.79,  8.54, 4.95; Clarkton 4.79,  8.63, 4.94; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.79,  8.64, 4.95; Creswell —-, —–, 4.72; Elizabeth City 4.50,  8.63, —-;

Lagrange 4.94,  8.64, 4.95; Monroe —-, —–, 5.41; Mount Olive 4.79,  8.64, 4.95;

Norwood 5.05,  8.15, 4.90; Register —-, —–, 4.94; Warsaw #2 5.14, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.63, 4.94.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.20; Selma, 8.90.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14; extra large $14 few $12-$13, fair quality $10 few $9; large $12 few $10. 

Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$14.35 mostly $12; extra large $12-$14.35 mostly $12, fair quality $8-$10.35 mostly $8; large $10-$14.35 mostly $10.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$14.35, medium $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $18-$18.35, medium $16-$16.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Round Red tote bags.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $38.50-$46.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24; Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A 40.00-42.50.