NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday June 11

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 10, 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 1,173 cattle, 242 goats, and 67 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 2.00 to 3.00 lower; bulls were steady to 1.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 5.00 to 7.00 lower; heifers mostly steady to 1.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57-$67, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $87-$92.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$147, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$147.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$128, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$120.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$141, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$139.

 

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 with some fairly light to light.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,599,000 head compared to 3,290,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate, overall.  Retail demand for extra large and large was fairly good, others moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 81.77, Large 76.25, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.49 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.92 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.55-$5.11 at feed mills and $4.31-$4.95 at elevators; new crop $4.33-$5.15.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 3 cents higher.  Prices were $8.54-$8.84 at the processors and ranged $7.79-$8.28 at the elevators; new crop $7.84-$8.61.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady prices were $4.50-$4.95 at the feed mills and $4.75-$5.37 at the elevators; new crop $4.50-$4.95.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $348.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.90, —–, 4.95; Candor 5.11, —–, —-; Cofield 4.58,  8.49, —-; Laurinburg 5.00, —–, 4.95; Monroe 4.99, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.04, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.85, —–, 4.95; Creswell 4.55, —–, 4.50; Statesville 4.65, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.85, —–, 4.95; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.55,  8.28, 4.75; Clarkton 4.55,  7.87, 4.75; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.55,  8.28, 4.75; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.31,  8.27, 4.93;

Lagrange 4.70,  8.28, 4.75; Monroe —-, —–, 5.37; Mount Olive 4.55,  8.28, 4.75;

Norwood 4.86,  7.79, 4.93; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.95, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 4.75.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.84; Selma, 8.54.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  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, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 some low as $8 few higher and lower.  2019 Crop Beans:  Demand good.  Market higher.  Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $20-$25.  Blueberries:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$21 few higher and lower.  Cabbage:  Demand good.  Market slightly higher.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $20-$22 mostly $20, Red Type medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Cucumbers:  Supply moderate.  Demand moderate.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12-$14, fair quality $5-$6; cartons 24s $4-$5 some $6.00 FIRST REPORTSquash:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$11 mostly $10, medium $8; Yellow Straightneck small $12-$14 mostly $14, medium $10-$12 mostly $12.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes-Chipper:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Round White Atlantic 85% or Better U.S. One per hundredweight per hundredweight contract 1 5/8″ minimum $10.75-$12.50 FIRST REPORT.