NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday January 29

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for January 28, 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 434 cattle, 66 goats, and 27 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 1.00 to 4.00 higher, while boning type were mostly steady; slaughter bulls were mixed, 2.00 lower to 4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady; heifers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; and bulls were unevenly steady.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light.  Cattle quality was average.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$150, 500-600 lbs. were $134.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $132-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$138.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, January 25, 177 goats and 45 sheep were sold.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. $50-$105, 40-60 lbs. $90-$95; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. $42.50-$85, 40-60 lbs. $70-$82.50, 60-80 lbs. $80-$117.50; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. $20-$40.  Yearlings: Selection 1 80-100 lbs. $140-$175; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. $57.50-$97.50, 80-100 lbs. $110-$130.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 100-140 lbs. $195-$235; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. $57.50-$80, 70-100 lbs. $80-$125, 100-140 lbs. $127.50-$165.  Wethers: Selection 1 100-125 lbs. $200-$230; Selection 2 100-125 lbs. $140-$175.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $120-$140; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. $120-$165.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $50-$105, 60-100 lbs. $90-$117.50.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $135-$160; Utility 80-100 lbs. $95-$125; Cull 60-120 lbs. $40-$85.

 

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 heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,341,000 head compared to 2,120,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 146.26, Large 144.46, Medium 111.18, and Small 80.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 71.60 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 69.60 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.19-$4.74 at feed mills and $3.94-$4.39 at elevators; new crop $4.00-$4.58. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents lower.  Prices were $8.83-$9.13 at the processors and ranged $8.43-$8.98 at the elevators; new crop $9.32-$9.47.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $3.89-$4.39 at the feed mills and $4.04-$4.19 at the elevators; new crop $4.20-$4.96.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.44, —–, 4.39; Candor 4.55, —–, —-; Cofield 4.23, 9.08, —-; Laurinburg 4.49, —–, 4.39; Monroe 4.54, —–, —-; Nashville 4.74, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.69, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.44, —–, 4.39; Creswell 4.19, 8.63, 3.89; Statesville 4.29, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.44, —–, 4.39; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.19, 8.68, 4.14; Clarkton 4.19, 8.68, 4.14; Clement —-, 8.57, —-; Clinton 4.14, 8.68, 4.19; Creswell 3.94, 8.59, —-; Elizabeth City 4.00, 8.98, —-;

Lagrange 4.19, 8.68, 4.09; Monroe —-, 8.83, —-; Mount Olive 4.19, 8.68, 4.09;

Norwood 4.20, 8.48, —-; Register —-, 8.68, —-; Warsaw #2 4.39, 8.63, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.43, 4.04.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.13; Selma, 8.83.

 

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 $15-$17 few high as $18 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 mostly $12-$13,

U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $10 some $12, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$11 some low as $8 high as $12.