NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday July 31

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for July 30, 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 1,645 cattle, 70 goats, and 4 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 1.00 to 3.00 higher, while boning type were mostly steady to 1.00 lower; bulls were steady to 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady; bulls were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; while heifers were mostly 4.00 to 5.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$68, with high dressing up to $83.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $81-$97, with high dressing ranging $92-$103.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $126-$148, 500-600 lbs. were $132-$143.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $110-$130.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $125-$139, 500-600 lbs. ranged $113-$140.

 

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, with some fairly light to light.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,482,000 head compared to 3,402,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate, overall.  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 73.55, Large 68.04, Medium 53.00, and Small 48.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.87 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.37 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.53-$5.41 at feed mills and $4.26-$4.91 at elevators; new crop $4.30-$5.31.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 cents lower.  Prices were $9.19 at the processors and ranged $7.99-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.11-$8.72.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower, prices were $4.11-$4.91 at the feed mills and $4.70-$5.27 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $335.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.91, —–, 4.86; Candor 5.26, —–, —-; Cofield 4.53,  8.69, —-; Laurinburg 5.21, —–, 4.86; Monroe 5.36, —–, —-; Nashville 5.41, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 5.01, —–, 4.91; Creswell 4.61, —–, 4.11; Statesville 4.61, —–, —-; Warsaw 5.01, —–, 4.91; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.61,  8.38, 4.71; Clarkton 4.61,  8.76, 5.09;

Clement —-, —–, 4.70; Clinton 4.61,  8.48, 4.71; Creswell —-, —–, —-;

Elizabeth City 4.26,  8.47, —-; Lagrange 4.76,  8.48, 4.71; Monroe —-, —–, 5.27;

Mount Olive 4.61,  8.48, 4.71; Norwood 4.81,  7.99, 4.82; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.91, —–, —-; Wilson —-,  8.76, 5.09.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.19; 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 $16-$18.35; extra large $16-$18.35, fair quality $14-$14.35; large $14-$16.35 mostly $16-$16.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some producers experiencing a production gap.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $12-$12.35 occasional lower, medium $10-$10.35 occasional lower; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35, medium $12-$14.35 occasional lower.  Tomatoes:  Demand light.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $10.95-$11.95 mostly $10.95, extra large $9.95-$10.95, large $7.95-$11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $19.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$12.95.