Grain Prices Rise at NC Markets

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 767 cattle,

7 goats, and 36 sheep were sold.  There were too few head last week to establish an adequate market trend.  Demand was moderate to very good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53-$71, with high dressing up to $77.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $84-$94.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $146-$158, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$153.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-

500 lbs. ranged $123-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$131.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $135-$158, 500-600 lbs. were $128-$145.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was

adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,096,000 head compared to 3,025,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 142.52, Large 142.52, Medium 106.69, and Small 71.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.00 cents per

pound; the U.S. average is 67.75 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.70-$4.27 at feed mills and $3.50-$4.00 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly

4 to 5 cents higher.  Prices were $10.00 at the processors and ranged $9.10-$9.50 at the elevators; new crop $9.20-$9.75.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $3.85-$4.00 at the feed mills and $3.65-$3.84 at the elevators; new crop $4.35-$4.69.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $336.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 3.90, —–, 3.90; Candor 4.15, —–, —-; Cofield 3.70, 9.65, —-; Laurinburg 3.85, 9.15, 3.85; Monroe 4.15, —–, —-; Nashville 4.02, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.27, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.00, —–, 4.00; Statesville 4.00, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.00, —–, 4.00; Pantego #2 3.80, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.70, 9.30, 3.70; Clarkton 3.70, 9.30, 3.70;

Clement 3.69, 9.19, 3.84; Clinton 3.80, 9.30, 3.80; Creswell 3.50, 9.35, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.50, 9.50, —-; Lagrange 3.70, 9.30, 3.70; Monroe —-, 9.35, —-;

Mount Olive 3.75, 9.30, 3.75; Norwood 3.80, 9.10, —-; Register 3.95, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.00, 9.20, —-; Wilson 3.65, 9.30, 3.65.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.00; Raleigh —–.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Western North Carolina – 2017 Crop Apples:  Supply fairly light.  Demand very good.  Market about steady.  Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $21-$24; Golden Delicious

U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $22-$24; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $24-$25.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$14.35; extra large $10-$14.35, fair quality $8-$12.35; large $8-$12.35.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Crookneck medium lower, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $14-$18.35, medium $12-$16.35; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$14.35, medium $12-$12.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $20-$22.35, medium $15-$16.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  

25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $17.95-$21.95, extra large $17.95-$21.95, large $16.95-$21.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $15.95-$17.95, 20 pound cartons loose $29.95-$33.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $14.95-$17.95 mostly $15.95-$17.95, large $14.95-$17.95 mostly $15.95-$17.95, medium $15.95.


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