NC Market Highlights

At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 561 cattle and 27 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $9.00 lower, bulls were mostly steady.  Feeder cattle were mostly $2.00 to $6.00 lower.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate for the moderate offerings.  Quality of cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49.00 to $60.00, with high dressing up to $77.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $73.00 to $78.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500lbs. ranged $151.00; 500-600lbs. ranged $132.00 to $139.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500lbs. ranged $121.00 to $135.00; 500-600lbs. ranged $111.00 to $128.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $125.00 to $158.00.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,132,000 head compared to 3,066,000 head last Wednesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 204.57, Large 204.57, Medium 134.86, and Small 84.00.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.80-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.39-$3.94 at elevators: new crop $3.85-$4.45.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 to 16 cents lower; prices were $9.77 at the processor, $9.13-$9.58 at the elevators; new crop $9.85-$10.05.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower. Prices were $3.92-$4.02 at the feed mills and $3.52-$3.75 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $372.30 per ton bid for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.02, —–, 3.97; Candor 4.18, —–, —-; Cofield 3.80, 9.63, —-; Laurinburg 3.92, 9.22, 3.92; Monroe 4.27, —–, —-; Nashville 4.05, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.37, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.12, —–, 4.02; Statesville 3.89, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.12, —–, 4.02; Pantego #2 3.89, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.52, 9.42, 3.52; Clarkton 3.39, 9.42, 3.52; Clement 3.60, 9.45, 3.75; Clinton 3.52, 9.37, 3.52; Creswell 3.40, 9.40, —-; Elizabeth City 3.53, 9.58, —-; Lagrange 3.52, 9.27, 3.52; Monroe —-, 9.48, —-; Mount Olive 3.52, 9.32, 3.52; Norwood 3.93, 9.13, —-; Register —-, 9.32, —-; Warsaw #2 3.94, 9.32, —-; Wilson 3.52, 9.32, 3.52.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 73.72 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 70.76 cents per pound


SFNToday.com is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. SFNToday.com presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.