NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday August 21

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 20, 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 auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,203 cattle, 28 goats, and 4 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 lower, while bulls were mostly steady to 2.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 higher; bulls mostly 3.00 to 4.00 higher on a fairly light test; while heifers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light to light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$64, with high dressing up to $73.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$93, with high dressing ranging $91-$95.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$136, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$133.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $105-$127, 500-600 lbs. were $100-$113.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $116-$125, 500-600 lbs. ranged $107-$128.

 

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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,527,000 head compared to 3,433,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  Retail demand was fairly good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 119.68, Large 111.41, Medium 71.74, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 57.42 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 54.49 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.93-$4.84 at feed mills and $3.89-$4.38 at elevators; new crop $3.78-$4.79.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 to 2 cents higher.  Prices were $8.91 at the processors and ranged $8.15-$8.31 at the elevators; new crop $8.08-$8.43.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower; prices were $4.33-$4.48 at the feed mills and $4.15-$4.28 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.28, —–, 4.33; Candor 4.59, —–, —-; Cofield 3.99,  8.46, —-; Laurinburg 4.43, —–, 4.33; Monroe 4.79, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.84, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.38, —–, 4.48; Creswell 3.93, —–, —-; Statesville 4.09, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.38, —–, 4.48; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.08,  8.15, 4.28; Clarkton 4.28,  8.31, 4.28; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.18,  8.25, 4.28; Creswell —-, —–, 4.15; Elizabeth City 3.89,  8.24, —-;

Lagrange 4.13,  8.25, 4.28; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.18,  8.25, 4.28;

Norwood 4.34,  8.18, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.38, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.31, 4.28.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.91; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; extra large $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, fair quality $8-$9 mostly $8-$8.35; large $9-$11 mostly $10-$10.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$10.35, medium $6-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$8.35, medium $6-$6.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95 some low as $9.95, extra large $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95 some low as $9.95, large $12.95-$15.95 mostly $12.95 some low as $9.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  

20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 some low as $9.95, large $11.95-$13.95.