NC Livestock Prices on Upswing

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 684 cattle and 8 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $7.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $7.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00 to $6.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.   Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00 to $80.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $89.00 to $105.00 with high dressing up to $112.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $144.00-$154.00, 500-600 lbs. brought $130.00 to $145.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120.00 to $141.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $110.00 to $133.00.

At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield 82 goats and 37 sheep were sold. Prices are per head, weights estimated. Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 60.00-65.00, 20-40 lbs. 70.00-90.00, 40-60 lbs. 125.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs. 182.50-192.50; Selection 2 under 20 lbs. 17.50-30.00, 20-40 lbs. 60.00, 40-60 lbs. 105.00; Selection 3 40-60 lbs. 65.00. Yearlings: Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 185.00. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 110.00-115.00, 100-140 lbs. 192.50-275.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 45.00-67.50. Wethers: Selection 2 125-150 lbs. 175.00-180.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 170.00-185.00, 150-250 lbs. 200.00; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. 140.00-155.00, 150-250 lbs. 175.00-185.00. Sheep – Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. 47.50-77.50, 60-100 lbs. 137.50.  Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 125.00-145.00, 60-100 lbs. 170.00. Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. 112.50; Utility 80-100 lbs. 77.50-105.00; Cull 60-120 lbs. 58.00-72.50. N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,921,000 head compared to 2,805,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are mostly 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 92.99, Large 87.84, Medium 81.17, and Small 61.00.

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  Report issued on Monday and Thursday. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 14.00-16.00 some 13.00 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00 mostly 11.00-13.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 some 7.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 8.00 some 7.50 few higher occasional lower.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $4.16-$4.51 at feed mills and $3.83-$4.41 at elevators; new crop $3.93-$4.70.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents higher; prices were $9.81 at the processors and ranged $9.42-$9.81 at the elevators; new crop $9.40-$10.01.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher; prices were $4.46 at the feed mills and $4.26 at the elevators; new crop $4.23-$4.51.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $357.30 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.46; Candor 4.36, —–, —-; Cofield 4.16, 9.97, —-; Laurinburg 4.31, 9.46, 4.46; Monroe 4.41, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.51, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.31, —–, 4.46; Statesville 4.16, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.31, —–, 4.46; Pantego #2 4.16, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.01, 9.81, 4.26; Clarkton 4.01, 9.81, 4.26; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.01, 9.81, 4.26; Creswell 3.83, 9.65, —-; Elizabeth City 3.86, 9.77, —-; Lagrange 4.01, 9.81, 4.26; Monroe —-, 9.65, —-; Mount Olive 4.01, 9.81, 4.26; Norwood 4.21, 9.42, —-; Register 4.26, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.41, —–, —-; Wilson 4.01, 9.81, 4.26.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 76.92 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 75.09 cents per pound.


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