Daily Market Highlights For December 29

At the weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Siler City a total of 118 cattle and 13 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were steady, feeder steers were $3.00 to $4.00 higher, and heifers were steady, when compared to the previous sales.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $66.00 to $76.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $93.00 to $100.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $150.00 to $165.00.  M&L feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. brought $131.00-$140.00, 500-600 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120.00 to $128.00.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,965,000 head compared to 2,943,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 133.95, Large 131.62, Medium 88.86 and Small 83.00.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 to 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.12-$4.58 at feed mills and $3.92-$4.38 at elevators; new crop $4.36-$4.56. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 cents higher; price was $8.70 at the processors and ranged $8.20-$8.46 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.42 at the feed mills and $4.12-$4.17 at the elevators; new crop $4.23-$4.55.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $308.50 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.42; Candor 4.58, —–, —-; Cofield —-, —–, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, 8.00, 4.42; Monroe 4.52, —–, —-; Nashville 4.22, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.52, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.42; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.42; Pantego #2 4.32, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.92, 8.20, 4.17; Clarkton 3.92, 8.20, 4.17; Clement —-, 8.31, —-; Clinton 4.12, 8.20, 4.12; Creswell 3.92, 8.43, —-; Elizabeth City —-, —–, —-; Lagrange 3.97, 8.20, 4.12; Monroe —-, 8.46, —-; Mount Olive 4.12, 8.20, 4.12; Norwood 4.38, 8.40, —-; Register —-, 8.20, —-; Warsaw #2 4.37, 8.40, —-; Wilson 3.92, 8.20, 4.12..

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 65.37 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 62.48 cents per pound.

 


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