NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday June 27

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 26, 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 450 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 6.00 to 9.00 lower and bulls 2.00 to 3.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; bulls and heifers had too few comparable head the previous week to establish an adequate market comparison.  Demand, market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49-$60, with high dressing up to $66.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$87, with high dressing ranging $91-$98.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $112-$129, 500-600 lbs. were $123-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $105-$117, 500-600 lbs. were $105-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $116-$130, 500-600 lbs. ranged $115-$129.

 

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 3,641,000 head compared to 3,417,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  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 97.93, Large 92.42, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.32 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.61 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.85-$5.59 at feed mills and $4.58-$5.23 at elevators; new crop $4.63-$5.45.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 to 10 cents lower.  Prices were $8.89-$9.19 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.64 at the elevators; new crop $8.35-$8.93.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower prices were $4.78-$5.28 at the feed mills and $5.03-$5.73 at the elevators; new crop $4.78-$5.29.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $348.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.18, —–, 5.23; Candor 5.58, —–, —-; Cofield 4.85,  8.84, —-; Laurinburg 5.43, —–, 5.28; Monroe 5.34, —–, —-; Nashville 5.59, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.49, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.13, —–, 5.23; Creswell 4.93, —–, 4.78; Statesville 4.93, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.13, —–, 5.23; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.83,  8.64, 5.03; Clarkton 4.83,  7.87, 5.03; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.83,  8.64, 5.03; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.58,  8.62, 5.29;

Lagrange 4.98,  8.64, 5.03; Monroe —-, —–, 5.73; Mount Olive 4.83,  8.64, 5.03;

Norwood 5.13,  8.14, 5.29; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.23, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 5.03.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.19; Selma, 8.89.

 

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.  Some shippers are finished for the season, while others experiencing a production gap waiting for rabbiteye varieties.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $15 few $12-$14.  Cabbage:  Demand fairly low.  Market lower.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$12.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$16 mostly $16; extra large fair quality $10-$12 occasional higher.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $11-$14.75 tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Cucumbers: Supply moderate.  Demand good.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $14-$18 FIRST REPORT.  Squash: Supply moderate.  Demand good.  Wide range in prices. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$14 medium $6-$12 FIRST REPORT.