NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 16

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 15, 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 1,169 cattle, 121 goats, and 46 sheep were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower and bulls were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; bulls mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; while heifers were steady to 3.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$66, with high dressing up to $80.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$146, 500-600 lbs. were $124-$138.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $117-$128.

 

Goats:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Shelby approximately 165 goats and 55 sheep were sold, however, prices were not available due to absence of the reporter.  Coverage expected to resume on Friday, July 26, 2019.

 

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, some fairly light.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,485,000 head compared to 3,400,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were heavy, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 82.01, Large 76.49, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.70 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.99 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 12 to 13 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.83-$5.66 at feed mills and $4.56-$5.21 at elevators; new crop $4.56-$5.41. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 11 to 12 cents lower.  Prices were $8.97-$9.27 at the processors and ranged $8.22-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.69-$8.95.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 13 cents lower, prices were $4.41-$5.21 at the feed mills and $4.71-$5.37 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.37, —–, 5.12; Candor 5.56, —–, —-; Cofield 4.83,  8.92, —-; Laurinburg 5.57, —–, 5.12; Monroe 5.66, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.27, —–, 5.21; Creswell 4.91, —–, 4.41; Statesville 4.91, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.27, —–, 5.21; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.87,  8.61, 5.01; Clarkton 4.87,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.87,  8.71, 5.01; Creswell —-, —–, 4.71; Elizabeth City 4.56,  8.70, —-;

Lagrange 5.02,  8.71, 5.01; Monroe —-, —–, 5.37; Mount Olive 4.87,  8.71, 5.01;

Norwood 5.11,  8.22, 4.93; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.21, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.27; Selma, 8.97.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price ranges.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $18-$22 some low as $15 high as $25, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$19 some low as $11 high as $20, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 some low as $8 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $14-$16 some $10-$11 few $17 occasional lower.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Some shippers experiencing a production gap, while a few are finished for the season.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo; extra large, fair quality; and large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35, fair quality $12-$14.35; large $14-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Zucchini.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14.35, medium $8-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some handlers are finished for the season.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10.75-$12.  Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Round Red tote bags.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $38.50-$46.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24; Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$42.50.