NC Egg Market Higher on All Sizes

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 792 cattle, 57 goats, and

33 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 higher; while slaughter bulls were steady to 1.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower; heifers were mostly steady to 1.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 6.00 lower.  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 $88.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$100, high dressing ranged $103-$108.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $120-$148, 500-600 lbs. ranged $128-$142.  400-

500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $110-$126 and 500-600 lbs. were $106-$129.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$135, 500-600 lbs. were $114-$127.

 Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby, a total of 178 goats and 10 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Goats – Kids: Selection 1 20-

40 lbs. $105-$150, 40-60 lbs. $120-$145, 60-80 lbs. $145-$155; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. $70-$97.50, 40-60 lbs. $100-$110; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. $60-$70.  Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. $170-$175; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. $100-$140.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $150-$175; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $120-$147.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 150-250 lbs. $200-$340; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. $155-$195.  Sheep – Lambs: Good: 20-60 lbs. $85, 60-100 lbs. $100.  Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. $115; 100-140 lbs. $190-$225.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $185-$195.

 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 desirable.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,937,000 head compared to 2,704,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market is higher on all sizes.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 87.33, Large 84.53, Medium 75.69, and Small 61.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 75.62 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.94 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.04-$4.46 at feed mills and $3.78-$4.36 at elevators; new crop $3.89-$4.65. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 5 cents lower.  Prices were $9.86 at the processors and ranged $9.46-$9.86 at the elevators; new crop $9.47-$10.07.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $4.41 at the feed mills and $4.21 at the elevators; new crop $4.18-$4.47.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $358.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.26, —–, 4.41; Candor 4.31, —–, —-; Cofield 4.11, 10.01, —-;  Laurinburg 4.26, 9.51, 4.41; Monroe 4.36, —–, —-; Nashville 4.11, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.46, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.41; Statesville 4.04, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.41; Pantego #2 4.11, —–, —-.

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.96, 9.86, 4.21; Clarkton 3.96, 9.86, 4.21; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.96, 9.86, 4.21; Creswell 3.78, 9.70, —-; Elizabeth City 3.81, 9.81, —-; Lagrange 3.96, 9.86, 4.21; Monroe —-, 9.76, —-; Mount Olive 3.96, 9.86, 4.21; Norwood 4.16, 9.46, —-; Register 4.21, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.36, 9.61, —-;

Wilson 3.96, 9.86, 4.21.

 Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 9.86; 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 $10-$14 mostly $11-$13,U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $7, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$9 some $7.50 few higher occasional lower.


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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