Markets Steady and Moderate

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 561 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to $9.00 lower, feeder steers were lower, and heifers were lower when compared to last week’s sale.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $88.00 to $107.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $117.00 to $143.00. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $194.00 to $225.00, 500-600 lbs. brought $177.00 to $205.00.  400-500 lb. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $172.00 to $193.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $160.00 to $190.00.

 

NC. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,913,000 head compared to 3,650,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate for small and medium, heavy for the balance. Retail demand is moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of Grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets:  Extra Large 247.95, Large 240.97, Medium 174.86 and Small 107.00.

 

Western North Carolina

2015 Season

Apples: supply moderate. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ minimum/up 20.00-20.95, Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ minimum/up 20.00-20.95, Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2″ minimum/up 23.00-24.95. Beans: supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady.  Bushel crates Round Green Type 20.00-22.35. Cucumbers: supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Some growers continue to experience production gaps. Waxedd1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 18.00-20.95, fair quality 10.00-12.95, cartons 24s 8.95. Eggplant: demand light. Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 7.35-10.95, fair quality 5.00-6.95. Peppers, Bell Type: supply fairly light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady. Wide price range. 1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates Green jumbo 14.00-14.35, extra-large 14.00-18.95, fair quality 10.00-16.95 mostly 12.00-16.95, large 12.00-16.95, medium 12.35-16.95. Squash: demand fairly light. Market Yellow Crookneck slightly higher, others about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 8.00-8.35 occasional higher, medium 5.35-6.00 occasional higher; Yellow Straightneck small 7.35-8.00 occasional higher, medium 5.35-6.00 occasional higher; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-8.35, medium 5.35-6.00. Tomatoes: demand fairly good. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or better jumbo 15.95, extra-large 15.95, large 13.95-15.95 few low as 12.95. Tomatoes, Grape Type: demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 8.95-9.95 mostly 8.95, 20 pound cartons loose 15.95-17.95. Tomatoes, Plum Type: demand fairly good. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Roma extra-large 11.95-13.95, large 11.95-13.95, medium 7.95.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.57 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 17 cents lower; prices ranged $8.17-$9.07 at the elevators; new crop $8.17-$8.72.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower; prices were $4.47 at the feed mills, and $4.07-$4.54 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was without a per ton price for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.47; Candor 4.62, —–, —-; Cofield 3.92, 8.92, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, 9.07, 4.47; Monroe 4.47, —–, —-; Nashville 4.27, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.62, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, 9.07, 4.47; Statesville 4.27, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 4.27, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.07, 9.07, 4.32; Clarkton 4.07, 9.07, 4.32; Clement 4.06, —–, 4.54; Clinton 4.27, 9.07, 4.27; Creswell 3.87, 8.42, 4.36; Elizabeth City 3.77, 8.72, —-; Lagrange 4.12, 9.07, —-; Monroe —-, 8.67, 4.07; Mount Olive 4.27, 9.07, 4.27; Norwood 4.57, 8.17, —-; Register 4.22, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.27, —–, —-; Wilson 4.07, 9.07, 4.27.

 

Cotton: The strict low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.05, the US average is 58.61.