NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 2

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 01, 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 818 cattle, 238 goats, and 46 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 higher and bulls were 2.00 to 3.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; heifers mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower; and bulls were unevenly steady.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$68, with high dressing up to $85.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $85-$94, with high dressing ranging $95-$104.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$143, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $118-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$122.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$133, 500-600 lbs. ranged $117-$131.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, June 28, a total of 264 goats and 120 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $35-$155; Yearlings 60-120 lbs. $105-$165; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $45-$105, 100-140 lbs. $60-$185; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $75-$145, 100-150 lbs. $110-$157, 150-250 lbs. $145-$300.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $45-$57, 60-100 lbs. $45-$95, 100-140 lbs. $55-$97; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $55-$100, 60-100 lbs. $67-$120, 100-140 lbs. $90-$127.  Ewes: Good 100-250 lbs. $55-$140; Utility 80-220 lbs. $75-$95; Cull 60-200 lbs. $35-$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 desirable.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,654,000 head compared to 3,328,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were fairly 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 94.63, Large 89.12, Medium 55.22, and Small 53.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.97 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.26 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 to 8 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.58-$5.27 at feed mills and $4.31-$4.92 at elevators; new crop $4.32-$4.13.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents lower.  Prices were $8.85-$9.15 at the processors and ranged $8.06-$8.59 at the elevators; new crop $8.39-$8.84.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents lower, prices were $4.50-$5.00 at the feed mills and $4.72-$5.44 at the elevators; new crop $4.72-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.80, —–, 4.95; Candor 5.27, —–, —-; Cofield 4.58,  8.80, —-; Laurinburg 5.12, —–, 5.00; Monroe 5.00, —–, —-; Nashville 5.25, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.15, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.85, —–, 4.95; Creswell 4.65, —–, 4.50; Statesville 4.62, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.85, —–, 4.95; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.55,  8.49, 4.75; Clarkton 4.52,  8.55, 4.72; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.55,  8.59, 4.75; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.31,  8.58, —-;

Lagrange 4.70,  8.59, 4.75; Monroe —-, —–, 5.44; Mount Olive 4.55,  8.59, 4.75;

Norwood 4.82,  8.06, 4.99; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.92, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.55, 4.72.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.15; Selma, 8.85.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some low as $15 high as $22 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$15 mostly $12-$13 occasional higher, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 high as $14 few higher.  2019 Crop Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$20 some $15 few $12-$14.  Cabbage:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Heat affecting harvest in some areas.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$12 mostly $11.50-$12.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good at lower prices.  Market lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; extra large $12-$16 mostly $14, fair quality $8-$10 few higher and lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Cucumbers:  Supply fairly light.  Demand good.  Market slightly higher.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $16 LAST REPORTSquash:  Supply moderate.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12 mostly $10, medium $8-$10 mostly $8; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18 mostly $18, medium $14-$16 mostly $14 FIRST REPORT YELLOW STRAIGHTNECKElizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes-Chipper:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10.70-$11.75.  Potatoes:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Yellow Type tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50, U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75.