NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday September 11

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 10, 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 1,950 cattle, 43 goats, and 27 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 lower on a light test; heifers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower on a very light test; and bulls mostly 3.00 to 11.00 lower on a fairly light test.  Demand varied by location; market activity and buyer interest were slow to moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate with some heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$65, with high dressing up to $69.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $78-$90, with high dressing ranging $91.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $120-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $118-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $105-$124, 500-600 lbs. ranged $100-$112.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $120-$141, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$133.

 

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 3,592,000 head compared to 3,443,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 135.77, Large 127.50, Medium 73.86, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 59.50 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 55.79 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.86-$4.76 at feed mills and $3.82-$4.31 at elevators; new crop $3.72-$4.01.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 14 to 15 cents higher.  Prices were $8.97 at the processors and ranged $8.22-$8.42 at the elevators; new crop $7.87-$8.47.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.00-$4.09 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $329.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.26, —–, —-; Candor 4.52, —–, —-; Cofield 3.92,  8.62, —-; Laurinburg 4.36, —–, —-; Monroe 4.56, —–, —-; Nashville 4.76, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.66, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, —-; Creswell 3.86, —–, —-;

Statesville 3.98, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.11, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.11, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.01,  8.32, —-; Clarkton 4.21,  8.29, —-; Clement 3.99, —–, 4.09; Clinton 4.11,  8.42, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.00; Elizabeth City 3.82,  8.42, —-;

Lagrange 4.06,  8.42, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.11,  8.42, —-;

Norwood 4.27,  8.22, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.31, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.29, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 8.97; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$10.35; extra large $10-$10.35, fair quality $8-$8.35; large $8.35-$9 mostly $9.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Wide price range.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $8-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35; Yellow Straightneck small $8-$12.35 mostly $12-$12.35, medium $6-$10.35 mostly $10-$10.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$15.95, extra large $11.95-$15.95, large $11.95-$15.95 occasional higher.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.   20 pound cartons loose $21.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly good.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95, large $11.95-$13.95.