NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday July 25

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 24, 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 385 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 higher, while bulls were steady to 1.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 1.00 lower on a very light test; while bulls were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; and heifers had to few comparable head from the previous week to establish a market.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$67, with high dressing up to $71.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$90.  500-600 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $128-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $127-$130, 500-600 lbs. ranged $127-$128.

 

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 3,331,000 head compared to 3,330,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were mostly moderate, overall.  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 74.48, Large 68.97, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.89 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.39 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.66-$5.54 at feed mills and $4.39-$5.04 at elevators; new crop $4.12-$5.44.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 6 cents higher.  Prices were $8.86-$9.31 at the processors and ranged $8.11-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.24-$8.83.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower; prices were $4.24-$5.04 at the feed mills and $4.62-$5.27 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $341.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.00, —–, 4.95; Candor 5.39, —–, —-; Cofield 4.66,  8.81, —-; Laurinburg 5.40, —–, 4.95; Monroe 5.49, —–, —-; Nashville 5.54, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.54, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.10, —–, 5.04; Creswell 4.74, —–, 4.24; Statesville 4.74, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.10, —–, 5.04; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.70,  8.51, 4.84; Clarkton 4.70,  8.76, 5.09;

Clement —-, —–, 4.62; Clinton 4.70,  8.61, 4.84; Creswell —-, —–, 4.86;

Elizabeth City 4.39,  8.59, —-; Lagrange 4.85,  8.61, 4.84; Monroe —-, —–, 5.27;

Mount Olive 4.70,  8.61, 4.84; Norwood 4.94,  8.11, 4.83; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 5.04, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.31; Selma, 8.86.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $18-$18.35 occasional lower; extra large $18-$18.35 occasional lower, fair quality $14.35-$16 occasional lower; large $16-$16.35 occasional lower.  Squash:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$12.35 occasional lower, medium $10-$10.35 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35 mostly $14, medium $12-$14.35 mostly $12.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95, extra large $10.95-$11.95, large $10.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large supplies insufficient to establish a market.