NCDA&CS Market highlights for Wednesday July 17

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 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 auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,373 cattle, 71 goats, and 69 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; while bulls were unevenly steady on a light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; heifers mostly 6.00 to 8.00 lower; while bulls were mostly steady to 2.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52-$68, with high dressing up to $74.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$89, with high dressing ranging $92-$100.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $125-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$140.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $115-$130, 500-600 lbs. were $107-$126.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $123-$137.50, 500-600 lbs. ranged $116-$136.

 

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 3,490,000 head compared to 3,356,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were fairly heavy, overall.  Retail demand was fairly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 79.57, Large 74.05, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.33 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 56.62 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.77-$5.75 at feed mills and $4.50-$5.15 at elevators; new crop $4.51-$5.35.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 cents lower.  Prices were $8.83-$9.13 at the processors and ranged $8.08-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.56-$8.81.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower, prices were $4.35-$5.15 at the feed mills and $4.72-$5.37 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $343.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.31, —–, 5.06; Candor 5.50, —–, —-; Cofield 4.77,  8.78, —-; Laurinburg 5.51, —–, 5.06; Monroe 5.60, —–, —-; Nashville 5.75, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.35, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.21, —–, 5.15; Creswell 4.85, —–, 4.35; Statesville 4.85, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.21, —–, 5.15; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.81,  8.47, 4.95; Clarkton 4.81,  8.76, 5.09; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.81,  8.57, 4.95; Creswell —-, —–, 4.72; Elizabeth City 4.50,  8.56, —-;

Lagrange 4.96,  8.57, 4.95; Monroe —-, —–, 5.37; Mount Olive 4.81,  8.57, 4.95;

Norwood 5.05,  8.08, 4.93; Register —-, —–, 4.95; Warsaw #2 5.15, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.13; Selma, 8.83.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Some shippers experiencing a production gap, while a few 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..  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $18-$18.35; extra large $18-$18.35, fair quality $12-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35; large $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Zucchini.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14.35 mostly $14-$14.35, medium $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35 mostly $18-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Crop Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range Round Red tote bags.  Round Red U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $38.50-$46.50; Round White U.S. One tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $20.50-$24; Yellow Type U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75, tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40.00-$42.50.