NC Market Highlights for Monday April 2

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1209 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $5.00 lower; bulls were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mostly $1.00 to $9.00 higher; heifers were mostly $1.50 to $5.00 lower; bulls were mixed, $1.00 lower to $3.00 higher.  Buyer demand was good with moderate buyer activity for the moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $71.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $80.00 to $89.00, with high dressing ranging $94.00 to $97.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $153.00-$179.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $128.00 to $161.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $133.00 to $143.50 and 500-600 lbs. were $116.00 to $133.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $148.00 to $163.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,876,000 head compared to 3,060,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady 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 294.72, Large 294.72, Medium 173.00, and Small 100.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 occasional low as 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 14 cents higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.67 at feed mills and $3.87-$4.57 at elevators; new crop $4.12-$4.78.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 26 cents higher; prices were $10.29-$10.54 at the processors and $9.54-$10.15 at the elevators; new crop $9.99-$10.33.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 14 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.22-$4.47 at the feed mills; new crop $4.13-$4.83.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $414.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.47, —–, 4.47; Candor 4.58, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 10.35, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.47; Monroe 4.61, —–, —-; Nashville 4.39, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.67, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.52, —–, 4.47; Creswell 4.27, 9.84, 4.22; Statesville 4.37, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.52, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 3.97, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.27, 9.89, —-; Clarkton 4.27, 9.89, —-; Clement 4.03, 9.54, —-; Clinton 4.27, 9.84, —-; Creswell 4.12, 9.89, —-; Elizabeth City 3.98, 10.15, —-; Lagrange 4.27, 9.79, —-; Monroe —-, 10.09, —-; Mount Olive 4.27, 9.79, —-; Norwood 4.33, 9.65, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.57, —–, —-; Wilson 3.87, 9.84, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 81.96 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.22 cents per pound.