NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday July 9

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 08, 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:  The livestock auction usually held on Friday in Siler City was closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Sales are expected to resume on Friday, July 12, 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.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,671,000 head compared to 3,372,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balanec.  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 90.08, Large 84.56, Medium 53.00, and Small 50.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.13 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 59.42 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.82-$5.74 at feed mills and $4.55-$5.18 at elevators; new crop $4.53-$5.39.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.74-$9.04 at the processors and ranged $7.99-$8.49 at the elevators; new crop $8.47-$8.73.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher, prices were $4.39-$5.19 at the feed mills and $4.77-$5.46 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.33, —–, 5.08; Candor 5.55, —–, —-; Cofield 4.82,  8.69, —-; Laurinburg 5.53, —–, 5.08; Monroe 5.39, —–, —-; Nashville 5.74, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.39, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.23, —–, 5.19; Creswell 4.89, —–, 4.39; Statesville 4.88, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.23, —–, 5.19; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.83,  8.39, 4.99; Clarkton 4.83,  8.45, 4.98; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.83,  8.49, 4.99; Creswell —-, —–, 4.77; Elizabeth City 4.55,  8.47, —-;

Lagrange 4.98,  8.49, 4.99; Monroe —-, —–, 5.46; Mount Olive 4.83,  8.49, 4.99;

Norwood 5.10,  7.99, 4.96; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.18, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.45, 4.98.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.04; Selma, 8.74.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand light.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $16-$18 some $20-$22 few $15 occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $12-$15 some high as $20 low as $11, U.S. No. 2 $10 some $14-$18 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$11 mostly $11 some $14-$15 occasional lower.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$14; extra large $12-$14, fair quality $8-$10.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$14.35 mostly $14; extra large $10-$14.35 mostly $14, fair quality $9-$10.35 mostly $10; large $12-$14.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Zucchini.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14.35 mostly $14, medium $8-$12.35 mostly $12; Yellow Straightneck small $18-$18.35 occasional lower, medium $16-$16.35 occasional lower.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes-Chipper:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8” minimum $10.50-$12.15.  Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $23-$24.50; 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.