NC Feeders $4-$5 Higher

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby, a total of 197 cattle, 3 hogs and 1 goat were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were mostly steady.  Feeder cattle were $4-$5 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $68-$78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $75-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $151-$161, 500-600 lbs. ranged $149-$156.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $129-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $154-$158, 500-600 lbs. were $127-$141.

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,956,000 head compared to 2,812,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  Trends were not available.  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 90.63, Large 86.42, Medium 78.73, and Small 61.00. 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.83 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.02 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.13-$4.48 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.38 at elevators; new crop $3.90-$4.67.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower.  Prices were $9.78 at the processors and ranged $9.38-$9.78 at the elevators; new crop $9.38-$9.98.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher; prices were $4.43 at the feed mills and $4.23 at the elevators; new crop $4.21-$4.51.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $355.60 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed MillsBladenboro 4.28, —–, 4.43; Candor 4.34, —–, —-; Cofield 4.14, 9.93, —-; Laurinburg 4.28, 9.43, 4.43; Monroe 4.38, —–, —-; Nashville 4.13, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.48, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, 4.43; Statesville 4.13, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.28, —–, 4.43; Pantego #2 4.13, —–, —-.

ElevatorsBladenboro 3.98, 9.78, 4.23; Clarkton 3.98, 9.78, 4.23; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.98, 9.78, 4.23; Creswell 3.80, 9.62, —-; Elizabeth City 3.84, 9.73, —-; Lagrange 3.98, 9.78, 4.23; Monroe —-, 9.68, —-; Mount Olive 3.98, 9.78, 4.23; Norwood 4.19, 9.38, —-; Register 4.23, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.38, —–, —-; Wilson 3.98, 9.78, 4.23.

Soybean ProcessorsFayetteville 9.78.


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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