Daily Market Highlights

Cattle:  The Siler City livestock market was closed Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.  Auctions will resume today, Monday, December 28, 2015.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply wasadequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,960,000 head compared to 2,972,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  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 138.96, Large 136.63, Medium 88.86, and Small 83.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 65.47 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 62.55 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn had no price comparison.  Prices ranged $4.01-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.81-$4.36 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.55.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans had no price comparison; prices were $8.65 at the processors and ranged $8.15-$8.55 at the elevators; new crop $8.70-$8.85.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.41 at the feed mills and $4.11-$4.16 at the elevators; new crop $4.02-$4.53.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $307.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.41; Candor 4.56, —–, —-; Cofield 4.01, 8.70, —-; Laurinburg 4.31, 7.95, 4.41; Monroe 4.51, —–, —-; Nashville 4.21, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.51, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, 4.41; Statesville 4.11, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.31, —–, 4.41; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 Elevators: Bladenboro 3.91, 8.15, 4.16; Clarkton 3.91, 8.15, 4.16; Clement —-, 8.30, —-; Clinton 4.11, 8.15, 4.11; Creswell 3.91, 8.38, —-; Elizabeth City 3.81, 8.55, —-;

Lagrange 3.96, 8.15, 4.11; Monroe —-, 8.41, —-; Mount Olive 4.11, 8.15, 4.11;

Norwood 4.36, 8.35, —-; Register —-, 8.15, —-; Warsaw #2 4.36, 8.35, —-;

Wilson 3.91, 8.15, 4.11.

 Soybean Processors: Fayetteville  8.65; Raleigh —–.

 Fruit and vegetable prices (shipping point f.o.b.)Eastern North Carolina – 2015 Crop Greens:  Demand fairly good.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard, and Turnip Tops $6.50-$8.  Sweet Potatoes:  Demand fairly light.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $15-$17 some $18 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $13-$15 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $7 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 occasional higher.  Western North Carolina – 2015 Crop Apples:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Cartons tray pack Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 80s, 88s, 100s, 113s, and 125s supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market; cartons 12 3-pound film bags Rome U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ minimum/up supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market  LAST REPORT ROME ALL PACKAGE TYPES


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