NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday August 20

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 19, 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 735 cattle, 133 goats, and 30 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher and bulls steady to 4.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were 1.00 to 4.00 higher, some 6.00 to 8.00 higher; bulls mostly 5.00 to 8.00 higher; and heifers mostly steady to 1.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$67, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81-$94.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $121-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$129, 500-600 lbs. were $119-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$128, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$136.

 

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 3,532,000 head compared to 3,434,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 112.66, Large 104.39, Medium 70.57, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.43 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.50 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.99-$4.90 at feed mills and $3.95-$4.40 at elevators; new crop $3.84-$4.85.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 cents lower.  Prices were $8.90 at the processors and ranged $8.14-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $7.88-$8.42.  U.S. 2 soft red winter was 6 cents lower; prices were $4.39-$4.54 at the feed mills and $4.20-$4.95 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $327.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.39; Candor 4.65, —–, —-; Cofield 4.05,  8.44, —-; Laurinburg 4.49, —–, 4.39; Monroe 4.85, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.90, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.44, —–, 4.54; Creswell 3.99, —–, —-; Statesville 4.15, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.44, —–, 4.54; Pantego #2 4.47, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14,  8.14, 4.34; Clarkton 4.34,  8.31, 4.34;

Clement —-, —–, 4.25; Clinton 4.24,  8.24, 4.34; Creswell —-, —–, 4.20;

Elizabeth City 3.95,  8.22, —-; Lagrange 4.19,  8.24, 4.34; Monroe —-, —–, 4.95;

Mount Olive 4.24,  8.24, 4.34; Norwood 4.40,  8.17, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.34.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.90; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $21-$22.50 mostly $21 occasional high as $28, U.S. No. 1 Petite supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, U.S. No. 2 supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo $15 few low as $10 occasional high as $19.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$10.35 mostly $8-$8.35; large $9-$11.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35 mostly $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $4-$6.35 mostly $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $12.95-$15.95, large $12.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.