NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday September 17

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 16, 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 1,053 cattle, 111 goats, and 114 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 6.00 to 7.00 lower and bulls 7.00 to 8.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady, 4.00 lower to 4.00 higher with some sharply lower; bulls were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower; and heifers mostly 7.00 to 10.00 lower on a fairly light test.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$59, with high dressing up to $64.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $75-$82.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $114-$124, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$115.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $118-$126, 500-600 lbs. ranged $111-$120.

 

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 3,447,000 head compared to 3,442,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 120.72, Large 112.45, Medium 68.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.59 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.88 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.99-$4.79 at feed mills and $3.94-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.84.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 to 2 cents higher.  Prices were $9.25 at the processors and ranged $8.50-$8.70 at the elevators; new crop $8.33-$8.75.  U.S. 2 soft red winter had no price comparison; prices were $4.32-$4.43 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.39, —–, —-; Candor 4.64, —–, —-; Cofield 4.04,  8.90, —-; Laurinburg 4.49, —–, —-; Monroe 4.69, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.79, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.44, —–, —-; Creswell 3.99, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.24, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.24, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14,  8.60, —-; Clarkton 4.34,  8.54, —-; Clement 4.22, —–, 4.32; Clinton 4.24,  8.70, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.43; Elizabeth City 3.94,  8.70, —-;

Lagrange 4.19,  8.70, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.24,  8.70, —-;

Norwood 4.39,  8.50, —-; Register 4.14, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.44, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.54, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.25; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2018 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply very light.  Demand moderate.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, No Grade Marks jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT 2018 CROP. 

2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 some high as $28 few lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $16-$18 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 occasional higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 few lower occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $8.35-$10 mostly $10 some low as $6.35; extra large $8.35-$10 mostly $10 some low as $6.35, fair quality $8-$8.35 mostly $8 some low as $6.35; large $8.35-$9 mostly $9 some low as $6.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small and medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$10 mostly $8-$8.35, medium $6-$8 mostly $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$21.95 mostly $17.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 mostly $12.95 some high as $16.95, large $11.95-$13.95 mostly $12.95 some high as $16.95.