NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 30

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 29, 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 1,003 cattle, 146 goats, and 229 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 2.00 to 3.00 higher and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower; heifers were mostly 6.00 to 7.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 5.00 to 9.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $58-$68, with high dressing up to $81.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $87-$97.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $128-$142, 500-600 lbs. were $128-$132.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$130, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$130.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday a total of 323 goats and 73 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $45-$170; Yearlings: 60-120 lbs. $75-$117; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $62-$175, 100-140 lbs. $110-$275; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $65-$135, 100-150 lbs. $130-$230, 150-250 lbs. $170-$210.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $50-$80, 60-100 lbs. $70-$120; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 60-100 lbs. $127-$172, 100-140 lbs. $127-$152.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $125-$150, Utility 80-100 lbs. $72-$105; Cull 60-120 lbs. $30-$62.

 

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 3,489,000 head compared to 3,331,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies were 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 74.48, Large 68.97, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.77 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.27 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.59-$5.47 at feed mills and $4.32-$4.97 at elevators; new crop $4.36-$5.37.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.81-$9.26 at the processors and ranged $8.06-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.55-$8.79.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher; prices were $4.17-$4.97 at the feed mills and $4.58-$5.33 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $339.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.97, —–, 4.92; Candor 5.32, —–, —-; Cofield 4.59,  8.76, —-; Laurinburg 5.27, —–, 4.92; Monroe 5.42, —–, —-; Nashville 5.47, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.47, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.07, —–, 4.97; Creswell 4.67, —–, 4.17; Statesville 4.67, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.07, —–, 4.97; Pantego #2 4.77, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.67,  8.45, 4.77; Clarkton 4.67,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.67,  8.55, 4.77; Creswell —-, —–, 4.58; Elizabeth City 4.32,  8.54, —-;

Lagrange 4.82,  8.55, 4.77; Monroe —-, —–, 5.33; Mount Olive 4.67,  8.55, 4.77;

Norwood 4.87,  8.06, 4.89; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.97, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.26; Selma, 8.81.

 

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 few $24-$25 occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $17-$20 some low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 some low as $8 high as $18, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$16 some $10-$12 few high as $19 occasional lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand extra large and large fairly light; fair quality moderate; and large fairly good.  Market slightly lower.  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-$16 mostly $14-$14.35; large $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand Zucchini fairly good, Yellow Straightneck fairly light.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35 mostly $14, medium $10-$14.35 mostly $10-$12.  Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95, extra large $9.95-$11.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$12.95.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Most 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 LAST REPORT.