NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday June 12

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for June 11, 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 on Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,211 cattle, 30 goats, and 3 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 lower, while bulls were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 3.00 lower; bulls were unevenly steady; while heifers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were fairly light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$68, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79-$93, with high dressing ranging $90-$102.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $130-$154, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$148.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$146, 500-600 lbs. ranged $119-$139.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $106-$125.

 

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 3,613,000 head compared to 3,354,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate, overall.  Retail demand for extra large and large was fairly good, others moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 83.12, Large 77.61, Medium 60.00, and Small 55.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 63.15 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.58 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 12 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.67-$5.37 at feed mills and $4.43-$5.07 at elevators; new crop $4.31-$5.27.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 1 cent higher.  Prices were $8.54-$8.84 at the processors and ranged $7.79-$8.29 at the elevators; new crop $7.90-$8.84.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 12 cents higher prices were $4.62-$5.07 at the feed mills and $4.87-$5.48 at the elevators; new crop $4.62-$5.07.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $349.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 5.02, —–, 5.07; Candor 5.23, —–, —-; Cofield 4.70,  8.49, —-; Laurinburg 5.37, —–, 5.07; Monroe 5.11, —–, —-; Nashville 5.24, —–, —-;

Roaring River 5.16, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.97, —–, 5.07; Creswell 4.67, —–, 4.62; Statesville 4.77, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.97, —–, 5.07; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.67,  8.29, 4.87; Clarkton 4.67,  7.87, 4.87; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.67,  8.29, 4.87; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 4.43,  8.27, 5.03;

Lagrange 4.82,  8.29, 4.87; Monroe —-, —–, 5.48; Mount Olive 4.67,  8.29, 4.87;

Norwood 4.98,  7.79, 5.03; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 5.07, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  7.87, 4.87.

 

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.84; Selma, 8.54.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Beans:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Some harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields. Bushel cartons/crates precooled Round Green Type Machine Picked $20.85-$24 mostly $24.  Blueberries:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Harvest curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $18-$21 some low as $17 occasional higher and lower.  Cabbage:  Supply fairly light.  Demand good.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, Red Type medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Cucumbers:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $12-$14 mostly $12, fair quality $5-$6 mostly $6; cartons 24s $4-$5.  Squash:  Demand fairly good.  Market Yellow Straightneck small higher, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10, medium $8; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16 mostly $14, medium $10-$12 mostly $12.