NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday September 12

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 11, 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 509 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower on a fairly light test; while bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 3.00 to 9.00 lower on a light test; while bulls and heifers had too few comparable head to establish a market comparison.  Demand was light; market activity and buyer interest were slow.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54-$63, with high dressing up to $72.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $85-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $125-$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 with some fairly heavy to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,508,000 head compared to 3,418,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  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 134.42, Large 126.15, Medium 73.47, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.37 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.66 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.75 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.30 at elevators; new crop $3.70.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 6 cents lower.  Prices were $8.92 at the processors and ranged $8.17-$8.37 at the elevators; new crop $7.88-$8.42.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.09-$4.32 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $326.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.25, —–, —-; Candor 4.50, —–, —-; Cofield 3.90,  8.57, —-; Laurinburg 4.35, —–, —-; Monroe 4.55, —–, —-; Nashville 4.75, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.65, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.30, —–, —-; Creswell 3.85, —–, —-;

Statesville 3.98, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.10, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.10, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.00,  8.26, —-; Clarkton 4.20,  8.24, —-; Clement 3.99, —–, 4.09; Clinton 4.10,  8.36, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.32; Elizabeth City 3.80,  8.37, —-;

Lagrange 4.05,  8.36, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.10,  8.36, —-;

Norwood 4.25,  8.17, —-; Register 4.00, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.30, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.24, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.92; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$10.35; extra large $10-$10.35, fair quality $8-$8.35; large $8.35-$9.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95-$16.95, large $12.95-$16.95.