NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday April 23

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 22, 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 680 cattle, 116 goats, and 17 sheep were sold.  Prices are not available due to technical difficulties.

 

Goats:  Prices and receipts for the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, April 19, are not available due to technical difficulties.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market had no comparison 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 2,906,000 head compared to 3,025,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were mostly 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 92.28, Large 88.83, Medium 69.00, and Small 64.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.22 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.01 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.00-$4.43 at feed mills and $3.73-$4.09 at elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.37. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 to 4 cents lower.  Prices were $8.37-$8.92 at the processors and ranged $8.02-$8.57 at the elevators; new crop $8.64-$8.95.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents lower prices were $3.98-$4.24 at the feed mills and $3.84 at the elevators; new crop $3.87-$4.43.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $337.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.29, —–, 4.14; Candor 4.25, —–, —-; Cofield 4.00,  8.67, —-; Laurinburg 4.19, —–, 4.24; Monroe 4.29, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.43, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.24, —–, 4.19; Creswell 4.13, —–, 3.98; Statesville 4.04, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.24, —–, 4.19; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.94,  8.57, 3.84; Clarkton 3.94,  8.47, 3.84; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.94,  8.47, 3.84; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.73,  8.52, —-;

Lagrange 4.09,  8.42, 3.84; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 3.94,  8.42, 3.84;

Norwood 3.95,  8.02, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.42, 3.84.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.92; Selma, 8.37.

 

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 occasional higher.  2019 Crop Strawberries:  Demand moderate.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids large $11-$13 mostly $12-$13 some high as $14.50.