NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday March 14

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for March 13, 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:  There were 689 cattle sold at the weekly livestock auction in Shelby on Tuesday; price information is not available due to absence of the reporter.

 

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 3,316,000 head compared to 3,253,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  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 116.42, Large 113.66, Medium 95.00, and Small 80.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 72.47 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 70.18 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.06-$4.63 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.31 at elevators; new crop $3.76-$4.47. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 cents higher.  Prices were $8.61-$9.01 at the processors and ranged $8.23-$8.71 at the elevators; new crop $8.29-$9.21.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $4.01-$4.26 at the feed mills and $3.96 at the elevators; new crop $3.96-$4.56.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $339.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.36, —–, 4.26; Candor 4.37, —–, —-; Cofield 4.09,  8.86, —-; Laurinburg 4.36, —–, 4.26; Monroe 4.36, —–, —-; Nashville 4.63, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.36, —–, 4.26; Creswell 4.06, —–, 4.01; Statesville 4.07, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.36, —–, 4.26; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.06,  8.61, 3.96; Clarkton 3.97,  8.49, 3.96; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.06,  8.61, 3.96; Creswell 3.81,  8.23, —-; Elizabeth City 3.82,  8.71, —-; Lagrange 4.06,  8.61, 3.96; Monroe —-,  8.61, —-; Mount Olive 4.06,  8.61, 3.96;

Norwood 4.07,  8.26, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.31, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.49, 3.96.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.01; Selma, 8.61.