NC Cows Lower, Bulls Higher

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 979 cattle, 158 goats, and 42 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 4.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 5.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$69, high dressing up to $85.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$103, high dressing ranged $104-$120.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$166, 500-600 lbs. ranged $144-$167.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $126-$155 and 500-600 lbs. were $120-$143.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $140-$151, 500-600 lbs. were $126-$156.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,973,000 head compared to 2,847,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on all size.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 86.02, Large 79.04, Medium 61.86, and Small 52.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 84.57 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 81.76 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.90-$4.57 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.42 at elevators; new crop $3.90-$4.65. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 12 cents higher.  Prices ranged $9.10-$9.45 at the elevators; new crop $9.20-$9.66.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat new crop $3.98-$4.47.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, had no per ton bid for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.37, —–, —-; Candor 4.38, —–, —-; Cofield 4.03, 9.65, —-; Laurinburg 4.37, —–, —-; Monroe 4.47, —–, —-; Nashville 4.18, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.57, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, —-; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.32, —–, —-; Pantego #2 3.90, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.02, —–, —-; Clarkton 4.02, —–, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.12, —–, —-; Creswell 3.92, 9.30, —-; Elizabeth City 3.78, 9.40, —-;

Lagrange 4.02, —–, —-; Monroe —-, 9.45, —-; Mount Olive 4.02, —–, —-;

Norwood 4.23, 9.10, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.42, —–, —-;

Wilson 4.02, —–, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville —–; Raleigh —–.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2016 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $14-$16 some $13 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $7, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$9 mostly $8 some $10 few higher and lower.  2017 Crop Strawberries:  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids med

ium-large $11-$14 some $14.25-$14.50.


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