NC Feeders Trending Lower

At the 3 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1330 cattle and 183 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended $2.00 to $3.50 higher, feeder steers trended $2.00 to $10.00 lower, and heifers trended steady to $13.00 lower when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $74.00 to $88.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $91.50 to $102.50 with high dressing up to $115.00. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $128.00 to $138.00, 500-600 lbs. brought $107.00 to $137.00. 400-500 lb. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $110.00 – $132.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $110.00 – $128.00.

IDEO AUCTION: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on June 5, an estimated 1,498 cattle were sold. Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise. Steers: M&L 1-2 575 lbs 140.00 (split loads); 650 lbs 130.50 (split loads); 775 lbs 128.50 (Jul); 743 lbs 130.58; 847 lbs 123.12; 900 lbs 121.50. Heifers: M&L 1-2 550 lbs 134.00 (split loads); 650 lbs 124.50 (split loads); 725 lbs 121.85; 815 lbs 119.75.

N.C. GOATS: At the state graded goat sale in Monroe, 389 goats and 184 sheep were sold. All prices are quoted per head. Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Goats- Kids: Selection 1 20-40 lbs 55.00, 40-60 lbs 92.00-132.50, 60-80 lbs 120.00-150.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs 37.00-46.00, 40-60 lbs 69.00-99.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs 34.00, 60-80 lbs 70.00. Yearlings: Selection 2 60-80 lbs 117.00, 80-100 lbs 127.50-135.00. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs 70.00, 70-100 lbs 103.00-127.50, 100-140 lbs 128.00-152.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs 59.00, 70-100 lbs 84.00-91.00, 100-140 lbs 120.00-125.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs 76.00, 100-140 lbs 96.00. Wethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 122.50, 100-150 lbs 160.00-240.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs 90.00, 100-150 lbs 100.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 75.00, 100-150 lbs 127.50-130.00, 150-250 lbs 152.00-185.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs 47.50, 100-150 lbs 102.50; Selection 3 100-150 lbs 67.50. Sheep-Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs 38.00-72.50, 60-100 lbs 65.00-89.00; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs 61.00-102.50, 60-100 lbs 92.50-147.50, 100-140 lbs 120.00-160.00. Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs 122.50-167.50; Utility 80-100 lbs 70.00-92.50; Cull 60-120 lbs 30.00-40.00.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,895,000 head compared to 2,813,000 head last Thursday.

Greens: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers, bunched/loose collard, kale, mustard, and turnip tops 6.50-7.00.

Sweet potatoes: Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 13.00-15.00, few higher and lower. U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-12.00 few higher and lower. U.S. No. 2 7.00-9.00, few lower, occasionally higher. No Grade Marks jumbo 6.00-7.00, few higher and lower.

Cabbage supply is fairly light. Demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 50 lb cartons Round Green Type med 10.00.

Squash demand is moderate. Market is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini: small 6.00, med 4.00-5.00; Yellow Straightneck: small 5.50-6.00, med 4.00-5.00.

Blueberries: demand is moderate. Market is about steady. Price includes palletizing and cooling: flats of 12 1-pt cups with lids med-large 18.00-20.00 some high as 24, occasionally lower.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 2 to 7 cents higher when compared to last report. Prices ranged $6.43-$7.73 at feed mills and $6.86-7.38 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $15.99 at processors, and $14.95-$15.67 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 4 cents lower and was $5.48 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $519.00 per ton for 48% protein.
 


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