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NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Monday October 7

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 04, 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 auction held Thursday in Smithfield a total of 507 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower, while bulls were steady to 1.00 higher on a very light test.  Feeder steers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher; while heifers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 lower; and bulls mixed, 5.00 lower to 8.00 higher.  Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $46-$57.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold were $76.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $118-$134, 500-600 lbs. were $109-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $91-$113, 500-600 lbs. ranged $91-$113.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $109-$126, 500-600 lbs. ranged $100-$123.

 

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 Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 3,736,000 head compared to 3,669,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies of medium were heavy, others moderate.  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 90.35, Large 87.11, Medium 68.00, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 62.17 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 58.81 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.15-$4.94 at feed mills and $4.00-$4.54 at elevators; new crop $3.94.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents higher.  Prices were $9.32 at the processors and ranged $8.66-$8.76 at the elevators; new crop $8.66-$8.91.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.45 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $338.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.54, —–, —-; Candor 4.75, —–, —-; Cofield 4.15,  8.91, —-; Laurinburg 4.69, —–, —-; Monroe 4.84, —–, —-; Nashville 1 4.94, —–, —-;

Nashville 2 4.40, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.94, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.59, —–, —-;

Creswell 4.19, —–, —-; Statesville 4.34, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.59, —–, —-;

Pantego 2 4.24, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.29,  8.76, —-; Clarkton 4.34,  8.76, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.34,  8.71, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.45; Elizabeth City 4.00,  8.76, —-;

Lagrange 4.34,  8.71, —-; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 4.34,  8.71, —-;

Norwood 4.50,  8.66, —-; Register 4.49,  8.71, —-; Warsaw 2 4.54, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.71, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.32; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2019 Crop Squash:  Supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Yellow Straightneck small supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly higher.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $11.95-$13.95 some high as $15.95 few lower, extra large $11.95-$13.95 some high as $15.95 few lower, large $11.95-$13.95 some high as $15.95 few lower.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market higher.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose $13.95-$17.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $11.95-$13.95 few lower, large $11.95-$13.95 few lower, medium $8.95-$11.95.