NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 23

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 22, 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 671 cattle, 125 goats, and 32 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 higher and bulls were 3.00 to 4.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; heifers were mixed, 6.00 lower to 2.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$68, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$94, with high dressing ranging $95-$104.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$137, 500-600 lbs. were $133-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$130, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$122.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$133, 500-600 lbs. ranged $114-$124.

 

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 3,482,000 head compared to 3,421,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate, overall.  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 76.66, Large 71.14, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.79 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.29 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 8 to 9 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.64-$5.52 at feed mills and $4.37-$5.02 at elevators; new crop $4.36-$5.42. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 13 to 14 cents lower.  Prices were $8.83-$9.28 at the processors and ranged $8.08-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.56-$8.81.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 8 cents lower, prices were $4.22-$5.02 at the feed mills and $4.57-$5.17 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.16, —–, 4.91; Candor 5.37, —–, —-; Cofield 4.64,  8.78, —-; Laurinburg 5.36, —–, 4.91; Monroe 5.47, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.52, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.06, —–, 5.02; Creswell 4.72, —–, 4.22; Statesville 4.72, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.06, —–, 5.02; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.66,  8.48, 4.82; Clarkton 4.66,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.66,  8.58, 4.82; Creswell —-, —–, 4.57; Elizabeth City 4.37,  8.56, —-;

Lagrange 4.81,  8.58, 4.82; Monroe —-, —–, 5.17; Mount Olive 4.66,  8.58, 4.82;

Norwood 4.92,  8.08, 4.72; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.02, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.28; Selma, 8.83.

 

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 few lower occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17-$20 some low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $14-$16 mostly $15-$16 some $11 few higher and lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, fair quality $14-$14.35 some $12; large $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand fairly light.  Market lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$12 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35, medium $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market large lower, others about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$12.95, extra large $11.95-$12.95, large $9.95-$11.95 mostly $11.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 mostly $13.95 FIRST REPORTElizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Supply fairly light.  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-$12.10.  Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  A few shippers are finished for the season.  Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24.