NC Cattle Market is Hopping

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 528 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 4.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 3.00 lower to 5.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mixed; heifers and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 4.00 lower.  Demand was very good; market activity and buyer interest were active.  Offerings of cattle were heavy.  Cattle quality was attractive.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54-$69, high dressing up to $90.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$88, high dressing ranged $93-$102.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $135-$146, 500-600 lbs. ranged $126-$146.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $111-$132 and 500-600 lbs. were $100-$114.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $131-$154, 500-600 lbs. were $121-$135.

 At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction, an estimated 2,200 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: M&L 1-2 650 lbs. $135.50; 660 lbs. $133.75 (split loads); 740 lbs. $124.30; 724 lbs. $120 (split loads); 859 lbs. $118.02; 930 lbs. $115.  Holstein Steers: Large 2 950 lbs. $78.  Heifers: M&L 1-2 580 lbs. $125.75 (split loads); 646 lbs. $121.15; 680 lbs. $116 (split loads); 749 lbs. $115.15; 711 lbs. $113.32 (split loads); 830 lbs. $113.75.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,809,000 head compared to 2,602,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market was higher on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 78.80, Large 76.78, Medium 65.30, and Small 60.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.84 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 74.89 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.22-$4.57 at feed mills and $3.67-$4.47 at elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.76. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 to 4 cents lower.  Prices were $10.01 at the processors and ranged $9.50-$10.01 at the elevators; new crop $9.55-$10.15.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents lower; prices were $4.52 at the feed mills and $4.32 at the elevators; new crop $4.29-$4.63.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $359.10 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.37, —–, 4.52; Candor 4.42, —–, —-; Cofield 4.22, 10.17, —-; Laurinburg 4.37, 9.66, 4.52; Monroe 4.47, —–, —-; Nashville 4.22, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.57, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.37, —–, 4.52; Statesville 4.22, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.37, —–, 4.52; Pantego #2 4.22, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.07, 10.01, 4.32; Clarkton 4.07, 10.01, 4.32;

Clement 3.67, 9.50, —-; Clinton 4.07, 10.01, 4.32; Creswell 3.89, 9.85, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.92, 9.97, —-; Lagrange 4.07, 9.96, 4.32; Monroe —-, 9.97, —-;

Mount Olive 4.07, 10.01, 4.32; Norwood 4.27, 9.62, —-; Register 4.32, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.47, 9.76, —-; Wilson 4.07, 10.01, 4.32.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.01; Raleigh —–.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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