NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Thursday September 5

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 04, 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 426 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 5.00 to 6.00 higher and bulls 2.00 to 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 3.00 to 5.00 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 fairly light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$64, with high dressing up to $71.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $127-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $128-$133.

 

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 3,499,000 head compared to 3,499,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others 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 141.38, Large 132.42, Medium 83.22, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.77 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.56 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.73 at feed mills and $3.79-$4.28 at elevators; new crop $3.68-$4.73.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 cents higher.  Prices were $9.00 at the processors and ranged $8.26-$8.46 at the elevators; new crop $7.98-$8.51.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.11-$4.18 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $327.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.13, —–, —-; Candor 4.49, —–, —-; Cofield 3.89,  8.66, —-; Laurinburg 4.33, —–, —-; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.73, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.63, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, —-; Creswell 3.83, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.08, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.08, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.98,  8.35, —-; Clarkton 4.18,  8.32, —-; Clement —-, —–, 4.18; Clinton 4.08,  8.45, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.11; Elizabeth City 3.79,  8.46, —-;

Lagrange 4.03,  8.45, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.08,  8.45, —-;

Norwood 4.24,  8.26, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.28, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.32, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.00; 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.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo; extra large, fair quality; large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95-$22.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $9.95-$13.95.