NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday August 6

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 05, 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 1,005 cattle, 375 goats, and 220 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 3.00 to 5.00 higher and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher on a fairly light test.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady, 7.00 lower to 7.00 higher; bulls were also unevenly steady, 2.00 lower to 2.00 higher; while heifers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$72, with high dressing up to $89.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $87-$96, with high dressing ranging $98-$110.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $124-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $132-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$124.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$124, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$138.

 

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 3,499,000 head compared to 3,292,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large, lower on medium, steady on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others 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 75.20, Large 68.04, Medium 51.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 55.66 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 52.73 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.39-$5.35 at feed mills and $4.20-$4.85 at elevators; new crop $4.30-$5.25.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 6 cents higher.  Prices were $8.92 at the processors and ranged $7.70-$8.26 at the elevators; new crop $8.23-$8.44.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.80-$5.24 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $332.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.74, —–, —-; Candor 5.05, —–, —-; Cofield 4.47,  8.46, —-; Laurinburg 4.89, —–, —-; Monroe 5.30, —–, —-; Nashville 5.35, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.35, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.84, —–, —-; Creswell 4.39, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.55, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.84, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.54,  8.16, —-; Clarkton 4.74,  8.20, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.64,  8.26, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.20,  8.24, —-;

Lagrange 4.59,  8.26, —-; Monroe —-, —–, 5.24; Mount Olive 4.64,  8.26, —-;

Norwood 4.80,  7.70, 4.80; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.85, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.20, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.92; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$22.50 some low as $15 occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17-$20 some low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 some low as $8 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $14-$16 some $11 few higher and lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market jumbo and extra large slightly lower, others about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $14-$18.35; extra large $14-$18.35, fair quality $10-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large $12-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $10.35-$12 some shipped open with price to be determined later, medium $8.35-$10 some shipped open with price to be determined later.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly heavy.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$13.95 mostly $10.95, extra large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $9.95-$10.95, large $7.95-$13.95 mostly $8.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $12.95-$13.95, large $12.95-$13.95.