NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday July 18

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 17, 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 auctions held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 575 cattle were sold.  No comparison due to lack of sale coverage of previous sale.  Demand light for cattle with excessive hair, others moderate; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$65, with high dressing up to $69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $83-$89, with high dressing ranging $92-$94.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $129-$142, 500-600 lbs. were $129-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $114-$127, 500-600 lbs. were $98-$104.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $126-$137, 500-600 lbs. ranged $119-$127.

 

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, some fairly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,499,000 head compared to 3,405,000 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 79.02, Large 73.51, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 58.89 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 56.39 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady to 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.78-$5.76 at feed mills and $4.51-$5.16 at elevators; new crop $4.51-$5.36.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents lower.  Prices were $8.78-$9.23 at the processors and ranged $8.03-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.50-$8.76.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.36-$5.16 at the feed mills and $4.70-$5.35 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.31, —–, 5.06; Candor 5.51, —–, —-; Cofield 4.78,  8.73, —-; Laurinburg 5.51, —–, 5.06; Monroe 5.61, —–, —-; Nashville 5.76, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.21, —–, 5.16; Creswell 4.86, —–, 4.36; Statesville 4.86, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.21, —–, 5.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.81,  8.42, 4.96; Clarkton 4.81,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.81,  8.52, 4.96; Creswell —-, —–, 4.70; Elizabeth City 4.51,  8.51, —-;

Lagrange 4.96,  8.52, 4.96; Monroe —-, —–, 5.35; Mount Olive 4.81,  8.52, 4.96;

Norwood 5.06,  8.03, 4.91; Register —-, —–, 4.96; Warsaw #2 5.16, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.23; Selma, 8.78.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  A few are finished for the season.  Some movement being diverted to processors.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo; extra large, fair quality; and large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT ALL SIZES AND QUALITYWestern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $18-$18.35 some $16; extra large $18-$18.35 some $16, fair quality $14-$14.35 some $12; large $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly higher, Yellow Straightneck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35, medium $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35 mostly $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 cwt size A $40-$42.50.