NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday June 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 19, 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 713 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  Feeder steers were steady to 1.00 higher on a very light test; while bulls and heifers had too few comparable head to the previous week for an adequate market comparison.  Demand was light; market activity and buyer interest were slow.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$66, with high dressing up to $73.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $78-$90, with high dressing ranging $91-$100.  500-600 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $128-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $135-$138.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to fairly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,605,000 head compared to 3,339,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 96.07, Large 90.55, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.93 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 61.22 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn had no price comparison when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.81-$5.76 at feed mills and $4.56-$5.11 at elevators; new crop $4.63-$5.43.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans had no price comparison.  Prices were $8.98-$9.28 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.73 at the elevators; new crop $8.42-$9.04.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison prices were $4.76-$5.26 at the feed mills and $5.01-$5.52 at the elevators; new crop $4.76-$5.26.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $351.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.16, —–, 5.21; Candor 5.51, —–, —-; Cofield 4.83,  8.93, —-; Laurinburg 5.76, —–, 5.26; Monroe 5.26, —–, —-; Nashville 5.41, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.11, —–, 5.21; Creswell 4.81, —–, 4.76; Statesville 4.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.11, —–, 5.21; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.81,  8.73, 5.01; Clarkton 4.81,  7.87, 5.01; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.81,  8.73, 5.01; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.56,  8.71, 5.07;

Lagrange 4.96,  8.73, 5.01; Monroe —-, —–, 5.52; Mount Olive 4.81,  8.73, 5.01;

Norwood 5.11,  8.23, 5.07; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 5.01.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.28; Selma, 8.98.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $16 few $12-$15.  Cabbage:  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $13-$16.  Cucumbers:  Demand good.  Market slightly higher.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16-$18 mostly $16, fair quality $6-$7 mostly $6; cartons 24s $5-$6 mostly $6 LAST REPORT.