NC Market Highlights

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 699 cattle, 74 goats, and

9 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were 2.00 to 4.00 higher; while boning type slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 lower.  Slaughter bulls were steady to 1.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mixed, mostly 2.00 lower to 4.00 higher; heifers and bulls were mostly 2.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $58-$69, high dressing up to $82.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $90-$99, high dressing ranged $101-$112.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $130-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $129-$140.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $110-$138 and 500-600 lbs. were $105-$124.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$133.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,801,000 head compared to 2,617,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes.  Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 78.26, Large 76.71, Medium 62.86, and Small 58.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 77.86 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.47 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.22-$4.63 at feed mills and $3.95-$4.53 at elevators; new crop $4.03-$4.81. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 1 cent lower.  Prices were $10.17 at the processors and ranged $9.77-$10.17 at the elevators; new crop $9.66-$10.27.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower; prices were $4.58 at the feed mills and $4.38 at the elevators; new crop $4.35-$4.73.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $361.70 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.43, —–, 4.58; Candor 4.49, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 10.32, —-; Laurinburg 4.43, 9.82, 4.58; Monroe 4.53, —–, —-; Nashville 4.28, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.63, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.43, —–, 4.58; Statesville 4.22, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.43, —–, 4.58; Pantego #2 4.28, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.13, 10.17, 4.38; Clarkton 4.13, 10.17, 4.38;

Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.13, 10.17, 4.38; Creswell 3.95, 10.01, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.99, 10.12, —-; Lagrange 4.13, 10.12, 4.38; Monroe —-, 10.12, —-;

Mount Olive 4.13, 10.17, 4.38; Norwood 4.34, 9.77, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.53, 9.92, —-; Wilson 4.13, 10.17, 4.38.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.17; 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 mostly $8 few higher and 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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