NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Tuesday September 24

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 23, 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 1,279 cattle, 94 goats, and 50 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 higher and bulls 2.00 to 3.00 higher on a very light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 higher; heifers mostly 2.00 to 3.00 higher; while bulls were mostly steady to 1.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly heavy.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$59, with high dressing up to $69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $77-$87.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$147, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $116-$123, 500-600 lbs. were $111.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $115-$124, 500-600 lbs. ranged $107-$125.

 

Goats:  At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, September 20, a total of 236 goats and 85 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $20-$160; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $65-$125, 100-140 lbs. $90-$165; Bucks/Billies: 70-100 lbs. $135-$155, 100-150 lbs. $100-$270, 150-250 lbs. $150-$360.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 60-100 lbs. $70-$85; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $45-$70, 60-100 lbs. $70-$135, 100-140 lbs. $95-$150.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $80-$85.

 

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 3,518,000 head compared to 3,389,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, fairly light for extra large, and mostly moderate for large.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 102.77, Large 99.53, Medium 68.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.91 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.34 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.98-$4.83 at feed mills and $3.93-$4.38 at elevators; new crop $3.83.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents higher.  Prices were $9.18 at the processors and ranged $8.43-$8.63 at the elevators; new crop $8.30-$8.92.  U.S. 2 soft red winter had no price comparison; prices were $4.33-$4.38 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $333.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.38, —–, —-; Candor 4.63, —–, —-; Cofield 4.03,  8.83, —-; Laurinburg 4.58, —–, —-; Monroe 4.73, —–, —-; Nashville 4.83, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.78, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.43, —–, —-; Creswell 3.98, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.23, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.43, —–, —-; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.13,  8.52, —-; Clarkton 4.33,  8.52, —-; Clement 4.23, —–, 4.33; Clinton 4.23,  8.52, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.38; Elizabeth City 3.93,  8.63, —-;

Lagrange 4.18,  8.52, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.23,  8.52, —-;

Norwood 4.38,  8.43, —-; Register 4.13, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.52, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.18; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 few lower occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $18-$19 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 few lower occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$18 few lower.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo; extra large, fair quality; and large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT ALL SIZESSquash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly light.  Market lower.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $6-$8 mostly $6-$6.35, medium $4-$6 mostly $4-$4.35; Yellow Straightneck small $6.35-$10, medium $4.35-$8.  Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $7.95-$11.95, extra large $7.95-$11.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $9.95, large $9.95-$13.95 mostly $9.95.