NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday May 16

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for May 15, 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 496 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 4.00 lower to 9.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to 2.00 lower; and heifers were 2.00 to 3.00 higher on a very light test.  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 $54-$66, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $72-$89 with high dressing ranging $90-$100.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $145-$168, 500-600 lbs. were $135-$147.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $134-$138.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $145-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $138-$148.

 

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 3,614,000 head compared to 3,353,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 75.48, Large 71.77, Medium 63.04, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.10 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.81 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.10-$4.69 at feed mills and $3.82-$4.39 at elevators; new crop $3.96-$4.48.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 cents lower.  Prices were $8.21-$8.61 at the processors and ranged $7.56-$8.20 at the elevators; new crop $7.85-$8.45.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower prices were $4.04-$4.54 at the feed mills and $3.99-$4.29 at the elevators; new crop $3.94-$4.49.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $334.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.39, —–, 4.54; Candor 4.40, —–, —-; Cofield 4.10,  8.23, —-; Laurinburg 4.44, —–, 4.54; Monroe 4.35, —–, —-; Nashville 4.69, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.45, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.39, —–, 4.39; Creswell 4.14, —–, 4.04; Statesville 4.19, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.39, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.09,  8.20, 3.99; Clarkton 4.09,  8.02, 3.99; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.09,  8.20, 3.99; Creswell 3.99,  7.85, —-; Elizabeth City 3.82,  8.01, 4.29; Lagrange 4.24,  8.20, 3.99; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.09,  8.20, 3.99;

Norwood 4.10,  7.56, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.39, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.02, 3.99.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.61; Selma, 8.21.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Blueberries: Demand moderate. Market higher. Many present shipments from previous commitments. Includes palletizing and cooling. flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $19-$21 some $22 few higher occasional lower. Strawberries:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Includes palletizing and cooling. flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $11-$14 mostly $13-$14.