Market Highlights for December 23, 2016

There were no weekly auctions held on Wednesday.

n Smithfield, at the bi-monthly sale, a total of 149 goats and 49 sheep were sold. Sold per head, weights estimated.  Goats: Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2:  Kids:  20-80 lbs. $47.50-$200; Yearlings:  60-100 lbs. $140-$165; Does/Nannies:  50-100 lbs. $87.50-$152.50, 100-140 lbs. $180-$212.50; Bucks/Billies:  70-100 lbs. $127.50-$160, 100-150 lbs. $150-$172.50, 150-250 lbs. $200-$252.50.  Sheep, per head:  Slaughter lambs:  Choice & Prime: 20-0 lbs. $120-$147.50, 60-100 lbs. $145-$177.50, 100-140 lbs. $180-$192.50.  Slaughter ewes:  Good 100-200 lbs. $160-$172.50, Cull 60-120 lbs. $80-$110.

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 2,962,000 head compared to 2,889,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 159.20, Large 155.49, Medium 93.86, and Small 68.00.

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Broccoli:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued on Monday and Thursday.  Some shippers are finished for the season. 20 pound cartons loose Crown Cut 10.00-12.00.  Greens:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued on Monday and Thursday.  Various containers bunched/loose Collard 6.50-9.00, Kale 6.50-9.00, Mustard 6.50-9.00, Turnip Tops 6.50-9.00.  Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued on Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00 mostly 16.00-17.00 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00 occasional lower, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few higher and lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 few lower.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.42 at feed mills and $3.67-$4.22 at elevators; new crop $3.78-$4.38.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 3 cents lower; prices were $9.94 at the processors and ranged $9.25-$9.69 at the elevators; new crop $9.32-$9.93.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady; prices were $4.27 at the feed mills and 4.07 at the elevators; new crop $3.99-$4.41.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $349.30 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.07, —–, 4.27; Candor 4.32, —–, —-; Cofield 3.87, 9.75, —-; Laurinburg 4.07, 9.39, 4.27; Monroe 4.27, —–, —-; Nashville 3.97, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.42, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.07, —–, 4.27; Statesville 3.97, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.07, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 3.97, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.82, 9.44, 4.07; Clarkton 3.82, 9.44, 4.07; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.82, 9.49, 4.07; Creswell 3.72, 9.58, —-; Elizabeth City 3.67, 9.65, —-; Lagrange 3.82, 9.49, 4.07; Monroe —-, 9.69, —-; Mount Olive 3.82, 9.49, 4.07; Norwood 3.92, 9.25, —-; Register —-, 9.49, —-; Warsaw #2 4.22, 9.49, —-; Wilson 3.82, 9.59, 4.07.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 71.20 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 68.96 cents per pound.


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