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NCDA&CS Market Highlights for Wednesday October 16

DAILY MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR SOUTHERN FARM NETWORK

 

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for October 15, 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 1,695 cattle, 50 goats, and 20 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower, while bull were steady to 1.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; heifers mostly 5.00 to 7.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 2.00 to 6.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were mostly moderate.  Offerings of cattle were mostly moderate.  Cattle quality was mostly plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$58, with high dressing up to $60.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $60-$86, with high dressing bringing $83.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $115-$143, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$139.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $105-$130, 500-600 lbs. ranged $103-$127.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $119-$143, 500-600 lbs. ranged $110-$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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,566,000 head compared to 3,533,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on all sizes.  Supplies of large were heavy, medium fairly heavy, and extra large mostly 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 68.39, and Small 46.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 64.03 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 60.67 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.23-$5.03 at feed mills and $4.08-$4.63 at elevators; new crop $4.03.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 7 cents lower.  Prices were $9.49 at the processors and ranged $8.84-$9.09 at the elevators; new crop $8.68-$9.14.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.43-$4.62 at the elevators; new crop $4.95-$5.06.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.63, —–, —-; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.23,  9.14, —-; Laurinburg 4.78, —–, —-; Monroe 4.93, —–, —-; Nashville 1 5.03, —–, —-;

Nashville 2 448,—–, —–; Roaring River 4.98, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.68, —–, —-; Creswell 4.28, —–, —-; Statesville 4.43, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.68, —–, —-;

Pantego 2 4.33, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.38,  8.99, —-; Clarkton 4.43,  8.94, —-; Clement 4.38, —–, 4.43; Clinton 4.43,  8.89, —-; Creswell —-, —–, 4.62; Elizabeth City 4.08,  8.94, —-;

Lagrange 4.43,  8.89, —-; Monroe —-,  9.09, —-; Mount Olive 4.43,  8.89, —-;

Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.58, —–, —-; Warsaw 2 4.63, —–, —-;

Wilson —-,  8.84, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville, 9.49; Selma, No Bid.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  No market tones due to reports not being issued on Monday, October 14, 2019 while the trade remained active.  Eastern North Carolina 2019 Season Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Wide price range U.S. No. 1 Petite.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $18-$21 few lower occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$18, U.S. No. 2 $10-$14 few lower, No Grade Marks jumbo $11-$15 mostly $14-$15 few lower occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2019 Season Squash:  Supply light.  Demand fairly light.  Most 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 LAST REPORTTomatoes:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$15.95, extra large $12.95-$15.95, large $12.95-$15.95 LAST REPORTTomatoes, Grape Type:  Supply very light.  Demand fairly good.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  20 pound cartons loose supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORTTomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply light.  Demand fairly good.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, large supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market, medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market LAST REPORT.