NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday September 10

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 09, 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 670 cattle, 53 goats, and 55 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 higher, while bulls were steady to 1.00 lower on a very light test.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 lower; bulls mostly steady to 3.00 lower; while heifers were sharply higher on a fairly light test.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$68, with high dressing up to $73.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $86-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $123-$128.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $121-$129, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$125.

 

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 3,544,000 head compared to 907,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower 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 137.12, Large 128.85, Medium 75.82, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.12 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.33 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.79-$4.69 at feed mills and $3.64-$4.24 at elevators; new crop $3.94.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady.  Prices were $9.07 at the processors and ranged $8.07-$8.28 at the elevators; new crop $8.12-$8.33.  U.S. 2 soft red winter had no price comparison; prices were $4.44 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $323.50 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.19, —–, —-; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 3.84,  8.48, —-; Laurinburg 4.29, —–, —-; Monroe 4.49, —–, —-; Nashville 4.69, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.59, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.24, —–, —-; Creswell 3.79, —–, —-;

Statesville 3.90, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.04, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.04, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.94,  8.17, —-; Clarkton 4.14,  8.15, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.04,  8.27, —-; Creswell 3.64,  8.07, 4.44; Elizabeth City 3.74,  8.28, —-; Lagrange 3.99,  8.27, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.04,  8.27, —-;

Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.24, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.15, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.07; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 and No Grade Marks jumbo too few sales to establish a market.  2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to wet fields.   40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $22-$25 mostly $22.50 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $16-$18 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $13-$14 mostly $14 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 few lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$10.35; extra large $10-$10.35, fair quality $8-$8.35, large $8-$9 mostly $8-$8.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Zucchini about steady.  Wide price range.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95 mostly $13.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$16.95 mostly $13.95-$14.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $11.95, large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $11.95.