NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday April 16

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 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 Friday in Siler City a total of 1,175 cattle, 239 goats, and 163 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower, while boning type were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 4.00 higher; bulls were unevenly steady with some 8.00 to 9.00 higher; and feeder heifers were mostly steady to 5.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $42-$59, with high dressing up to $69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $74-$79.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $135-$161, 500-600 lbs. were $144-$160.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $123-$145, 500-600 lbs. were $121-$137.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $133-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $125-$145.

 

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 Monday in North Carolina was 3,340,000 head compared to 3,107,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  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 100.45, Large 97.43, Medium 69.00, and Small 64.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 73.24 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 71.03 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.08-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.32 at elevators; new crop $3.83-$4.45.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents higher.  Prices were $8.59-$9.14 at the processors and ranged $8.24-$8.78 at the elevators; new crop $8.34-$9.16.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher prices were $4.06-$4.32 at the feed mills and $3.92 at the elevators; new crop $4.03-$4.51.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.22; Candor 4.33, —–, —-; Cofield 4.08,  8.89, —-; Laurinburg 4.27, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.37, —–, —-; Nashville 4.62, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.51, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.27; Creswell 4.21, —–, 4.06; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.02,  8.78, 3.92; Clarkton 4.02,  8.68, 3.92; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.02,  8.68, 3.92; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.81,  8.74, —-;

Lagrange 4.17,  8.63, 3.92; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.02,  8.63, 3.92;

Norwood 4.03,  8.24, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.32, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.63, 3.92.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.14; Selma, 8.59.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $19 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 mostly $12-$13, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some $12 few low as $8, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 few higher.  2019 Crop Strawberries:  Demand light.  Market about steady.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids large $12-$14.50 mostly $12 some high as $16.