NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday, May 14th

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for May 13, 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 919 cattle, 50 goats, and

47 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 3.00 higher and bulls were 3.00 to 4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; heifers mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 8.00 to 10.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$64, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$90 with high dressing ranging $91-$99.  400-

500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $137-$157, 500-600 lbs. were $135-$149.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$139, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$141, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$141.

 

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 3,548,000 head compared to 3,309,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 77.89, Large 74.17, Medium 63.82, and Small 57.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.20 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 59.91 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.69-$4.26 at elevators; new crop $3.55-$4.36. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed, 6 cents lower to 8 cents higher.  Prices were $7.63-$8.18 at the processors and ranged $7.23-$7.87 at the elevators; new crop $7.17-$8.13.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 5 cents higher prices were $3.91-$4.41 at the feed mills and $3.86-$4.17 at the elevators; new crop $3.75-$4.36.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $322.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.26, —–, 4.41; Candor 4.27, —–, —-; Cofield 3.97,  7.90, —-; Laurinburg 4.31, —–, 4.41; Monroe 4.22, —–, —-; Nashville 4.56, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.32, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.26; Creswell 4.01, —–, 3.91; Statesville 4.06, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.21; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.96,  7.87, 3.86; Clarkton 3.96,  7.76, 3.86; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.96,  7.87, 3.86; Creswell 3.86,  7.53, —-; Elizabeth City 3.69,  7.68, 4.17; Lagrange 4.11,  7.87, 3.86; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 3.96,  7.87, 3.86;

Norwood 3.97,  7.23, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.26, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.76, 3.86.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.18; Selma, 7.63.

 

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, U.S. No. 2 $9-$10 some low as $8 high as $14, No Grade Marks jumbo $10-$12 few low as $8 some high as $14.  2019 Crop Strawberries:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium $11-$14 few $14.75 occasional lower.