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NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Friday September 27

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for September 26, 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 Wednesday in North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 1,055 cattle and 9 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 4.00 lower and bulls 2.00 to 3.00 lower on a light test.  Feeder steers were unevenly steady, 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher; bulls mostly steady to 2.00 lower; while heifers were mostly 2.00 to 6.00 higher, some sharply higher.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to fairly heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $48-$61, with high dressing up to $66.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $74-$85, high dressing ranged $87-$93.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $127-$149, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$132.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $107-$122, 500-600 lbs. were $104-$130.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $126-$149, 500-600 lbs. ranged $111-$130.

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina was 3,560,000 head compared to 3,553,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies of medium are heavy, extra large fairly light, and large mostly moderate.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 93.45, Large 90.21, Medium 68.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 61.28 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 57.71 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.82 at feed mills and $3.93-$4.42 at elevators; new crop $3.82.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 1 cent lower.  Prices were $9.04 at the processors and ranged $8.39-$8.59 at the elevators; new crop $8.22-$8.64.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.32-$4.40 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $330.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.37, —–, —-; Candor 4.63, —–, —-; Cofield 4.03,  8.79, —-; Laurinburg 4.57, —–, —-; Monroe 4.72, —–, —-; Nashville 4.82, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.77, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.42, —–, —-; Creswell 3.97, —–, —-;

Statesville 4.22, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.42, —–, —-; Pantego #2 4.12, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.12,  8.48, —-; Clarkton 4.32,  8.48, —-; Clement 4.17, —–, 4.32; Clinton 4.22,  8.48, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.40; Elizabeth City 3.93,  8.59, —-;

Lagrange 4.17,  8.48, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.22,  8.48, —-;

Norwood 4.38,  8.39, —-; Register 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.42, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.48, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.18; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2019 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $20-$25 mostly $20-$22.50 few lower occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $18-$19 some $15 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $11-$14 few lower occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $15-$17 mostly $15 few lower occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $6-$6.35, medium $4-$6 mostly $4-$4.35, Yellow Straightneck small $6.35-$10, medium $4.35-$8.  Tomatoes:  Supply fairly heavy.  Demand light.  Market about steady.  Some unsold.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $8.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95 few lower, extra large $8.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95 few lower, large $8.95-$11.95 mostly $9.95 few lower.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$15.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $10.95-$13.95, large $10.95-$13.95.