NC Livestock Prices Mixed

At the 4 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Monroe, Smithfield, Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1041 cattle and 236 goats were sold. Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $1.00 higher, feeder steers trended $3.00 to $8.00 lower, and heifers trended $4.00 to $10.00 higher when compared to the previous week. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $72.00 to $88.50. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $92.00 to $102.00 with high dressing up to $113.00. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $144.00 to $166.00, 500-600 lbs. brought $130.00 to $154.00. 400-500 lb. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $130.00 – $148.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $125.00 – $142.00.

VIDEO AUCTION: At the Mid Atlantic Cattle video auction on Sep 4, an estimated 774 cattle were sold. Lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise. Steers: M&L 1-2 733 lbs 150.49; 725 lbs 137.25 (Oct, split loads); 750 lbs 149.25 (Oct); 825 lbs 145.25. Heifers: M&L 1-2 625 lbs 145.25 (Oct); 610 lbs 142.25 (Oct, split loads); 665 lbs 144.66; 700 lbs 143.40; 700 lbs 143.25 (Oct, split loads); 765 lbs 136.00.

STATE GRADED CATTLE SALE: At the state graded feeder cattle sale in Canton, a total of 454 steers and 284 heifers were sold. M&L 1 steers, 400-500 lbs 165.64 per cwt.; 500-600 lbs 152.88; 600-700 lbs 147.82. M&L-1 heifers, 400-500 lbs 134.45; 500-600 lbs 136.40; 600-700 lbs 132.92.

N.C. GOATS: At the state graded goat sale in Monroe, 157 goats and 54 sheep were sold. All prices are quoted per head. Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Goats- Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs 95.00-115.00, 60-80 lbs 117.50-162.50; Selection 2 20-40 lbs 35.00-52.50, 40-60 lbs 80.00-85.00; Selection 3 40-60 lbs 60.00-62.50. Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs 92.50-117.50, 80-100 lbs 120.00-150.00. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 107.50, 100-140 lbs 120.00-137.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs 62.50, 100-140 lbs 100.00-110.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs 117.50-135.00. Sheep-Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs 45.00-57.50, 60-80 lbs 65.00-92.50; Choice and Prime 60-100 lbs 105.00-130.00. Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs 102.50-117.50; Cull 60-120 lbs 32.50-50.00.

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 2,933,000 head compared to 2,780,000 head last Thursday.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
2012 Season
Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 40 lb cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00, few higher, occasionally lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, mostly 12.00-13.00, few higher. U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00, mostly 9.00, few lower. No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00, mostly 9.00, occasionally lower.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
2013 Season
Beans: demand moderate. Market is slightly lower. Bushel crates, Round Green Type 18.25-20.25. Eggplant: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons med 15.00-18.00, fair quality 10.00-12.00.
Squash: demand fairly light. Market for yellow straight neck is slightly lower, zucchini is about steady. 1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons/crates Zucchini small 8.00-9.00, med 6.00-7.00. Yellow Straight neck small were 12.00-15.00, med 10.00-13.00.
Tomatoes: demand fairly light. Market is about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo and extra large 13.95, large 12.95-13.95.
Tomatoes, grape type: supply light. Demand is fairly good. Extra services included. Flats of 12 1-pt containers with lids were 15.95-16.95.
Tomatoes, plum type: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Extra services included. 25 lb cartons loose Roma extra large 9.95-11.95.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 8 to 9 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.61-$5.76 at feed mills and $4.51-5.17 at elevators. No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 15 cents higher and were $14.07 at processors, and $13.68-$14.43 at elevators. No. 2 red winter wheat was 9 cent lower and was $4.02-$4.41 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $584.50 per ton for 48% protein.


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