NCDA&CS Market highlights for Wednesday July 3

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 02, 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:  The livestock auctions usually held on Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg were closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Sales are expected to resume on Monday, July 08, 2019.

 

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 3,674,000 head compared to 3,431,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  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 94.09, Large 88.58, Medium 54.82, and Small 50.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.57 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.86 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 to 24 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.61-$5.36 at feed mills and $4.34-$4.93 at elevators; new crop $4.28-$5.16.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents lower.  Prices were $8.75-$9.05 at the processors and ranged $8.00-$8.49 at the elevators; new crop $8.13-$8.74.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents higher, prices were $4.91-$4.99 at the feed mills and $4.73-$5.33 at the elevators; new crop $4.68-$4.73.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.16, —–, 4.91; Candor 5.34, —–, —-; Cofield 4.61,  8.70, —-; Laurinburg 5.36, —–, 4.91; Monroe 5.04, —–, —-; Nashville 5.29, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.19, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.06, —–, 4.99; Creswell 4.69, —–, 4.91; Statesville 4.63, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.06, —–, 4.99; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.66,  8.39, 4.79; Clarkton 4.66,  8.46, 4.73; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.66,  8.49, 4.79; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.34,  8.48, —-;

Lagrange 4.81,  8.49, 4.79; Monroe —-, —–, 5.33; Mount Olive 4.66,  8.49, 4.79;

Norwood 4.89,  8.00, 4.88; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.93, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.46, 4.73.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.05; Selma, 8.75.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $17-$20 few $12-$14.  Cabbage:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Heat affecting harvest in some areas.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium $9-$12 mostly $12.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; extra large $12-$16 mostly $14, fair quality $8-$10 few higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Squash:  Demand good.  Market Zucchini higher, others about steady.  Wide range in prices.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$14.35, medium $8-$12.35; Yellow Straightneck small $16-$18.35, medium $14-$16.35.  Elizabeth City District North Carolina 2019 Season Potatoes:  Demand good.  Market yellow type higher, others about steady.  Round Red tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$40.50, U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $26-$26.75; Round White tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $23-$24.50; Yellow Type tote bags approximately 2000 pounds per hundredweight size A $40-$42.50, U.S. One 50 pound sacks size B $12-$14.75 FIRST REPORT ON ROUND RED AND ROUND WHITE