Yellow Shelled Corn One Cent Higher in NC

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 320 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady when compared to the previous week.  Feeder cattle were also mostly steady.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $62.00 to $76.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $73.00 to $91.00 with high dressing up to $100.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $134.00 to $160.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $136.00 to $144.00. 400-500 lb. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120.00 to $140.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $115.00 to $127.00.

State Graded Cattle Sale: At the state graded feeder cattle sale in Norwood, a total of 520 steers and 377 heifers were sold.   M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs. 152.96 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs. 150.40; 600-700 lbs. 137.50. M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs. 131.30; 500-600 lbs. 131.60; 600-700 lbs. 122.30.

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,666,000 head compared to 3,051,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

The N.C. egg market is steady on Small, higher on the balance.  Supplies are mostly moderate.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 94.41, Large 89.25, Medium 82.99, and Small 61.00.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.17-$4.52 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.42 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.72.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $9.80 at the processors and ranged $9.64-$9.80 at the elevators; new crop $9.38-$9.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.47 at the feed mills and $4.27 at the elevators; new crop $4.25-$4.45.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $356.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.47; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield 4.18, 9.95, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, 9.45, 4.47; Monroe 4.42, —–, —-; Nashville 4.17, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.52, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.47; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 4.17, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.02, 9.80, 4.27; Clarkton 4.02, 9.80, 4.27; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.02, 9.80, 4.27; Creswell 3.84, 9.64, —-; Elizabeth City 3.88, 9.75, —-; Lagrange 4.02, 9.80, 4.27; Monroe —-, 9.70, —-; Mount Olive 4.02, 9.80, 4.27; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register 4.27, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.42, —–, —-; Wilson 4.02, 9.80, 4.27.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 77.11 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 75.29 cents per pound.


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