NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday August 13

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 12, 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 949 cattle, 223 goats, and 99 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 7.00 to 8.00 lower and bulls 4.00 to 8.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; bulls mostly steady to 3.00 lower; and heifers mostly 3.00 to 5.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$68, with high dressing up to $76.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $121-$137, 500-600 lbs. were $128-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$133, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$122.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $112-$126, 500-600 lbs. ranged $114-$130.

 

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 3,489,000 head compared to 3,357,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  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 92.17, Large 83.89, Medium 55.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 55.78 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 52.85 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn had no price comparison when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.17-$5.10 at feed mills and $4.00-$4.62 at elevators; new crop $4.02-$5.05.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans had no price comparison.  Prices were $9.02 at the processors and ranged $8.26-$8.36 at the elevators; new crop $7.97-$8.54.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.57-$4.72 at the feed mills and $4.28-$5.01 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $328.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.52, —–, 4.57; Candor 4.83, —–, —-; Cofield 4.27,  8.57, —-; Laurinburg 4.67, —–, 4.57; Monroe 5.05, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.10, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.62, —–, 4.72; Creswell 4.17, —–, —-; Statesville 4.35, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.62, —–, 4.72; Pantego #2 4.45, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.32,  8.26, 4.52; Clarkton 4.52,  8.31, 4.52;

Clement —-, —–, 4.45; Clinton 4.42,  8.36, 4.52; Creswell —-, —–, 4.28;

Elizabeth City 4.00,  8.35, —-; Lagrange 4.37,  8.36, 4.52; Monroe —-, —–, 5.01;

Mount Olive 4.42,  8.36, 4.52; Norwood 4.58,  8.29, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.62, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.52.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.02; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly light.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22.50 some low as $15 occasional high as $28, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$20, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 some low as $8, No Grade Marks jumbo $15 occasional higher and lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$12.35; extra large $12-$12.35, fair quality $10-$10.35; large $11-$11.35.  Squash:  Demand Yellow Straightneck medium very light, others moderate.  Wide price Yellow Straightneck.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $6-$8 mostly $6-$6.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$14 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $4-$10.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Wide price large.  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 $9.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$19.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$12.95, large $11.95-$12.95.