NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday August 7

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for August 06, 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 1,629 cattle, 60 goats, and 70 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 higher, while bulls were about steady.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 5.00 lower; heifers were unevenly steady, 4.00 lower to 4.00 higher, with some sharply lower; and bulls were mostly steady to 3.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51-$72, with high dressing up to $84.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$98, with high dressing ranging $96-$97.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $124-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$145.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $106-$132, 500-600 lbs. were $106-$123.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $118-$140, 500-600 lbs. ranged $118-$134.

 

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 3,515,000 head compared to 3,430,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others mostly moderate.  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 75.74, Large 68.31, Medium 51.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 56.02 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 53.09 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 to 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.37-$5.34 at feed mills and $4.19-$4.84 at elevators; new crop $4.22-$5.09.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents lower.  Prices were $8.89 at the processors and ranged $7.68-$8.23 at the elevators; new crop $7.84-$8.41.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison, prices were $4.43-$5.14 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.72, —–, —-; Candor 5.03, —–, —-; Cofield 4.46,  8.43, —-; Laurinburg 4.87, —–, —-; Monroe 5.29, —–, —-; Nashville 5.34, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.34, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.82, —–, —-; Creswell 4.37, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.54, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.82, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.64, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.52,  8.13, —-; Clarkton 4.72,  8.17, —-; Clement —-, —–, 4.64; Clinton 4.62,  8.23, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.43; Elizabeth City 4.19,  8.21, —-;

Lagrange 4.57,  8.23, —-; Monroe —-, —–, 5.14; Mount Olive 4.62,  8.23, —-;

Norwood 4.78,  7.68, 4.69; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.84, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.17, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.89; 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 $14-$18.35; extra large $14-$18.35, fair quality $10-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large $12-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly higher, Yellow Straightneck unsettled.  Wide price range Yellow Straightneck.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$14, medium $4-$12 some shipped open with price to be determined later.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $9.95-$14.95, extra large $9.95-$13.95, large $9.95-$13.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.   20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95 occasional lower.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $13.95, large $13.95.