NC Market Highlights

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,114,000 head compared to 3,023,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is without a price comparison. Supplies are mostly moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 179.23, Large 174.14, Medium 127.60, and Small 84.00.

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Cabbage:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Most shippers are finished for the season.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market.  Last report.  Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-16.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 occasional higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00 some 7.50 occasional higher.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was without a price comparison.  Prices ranged $3.77-$4.32 at feed mills and $3.40-$4.22 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.46.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were without a price comparison; prices were $9.10-$9.20 at the processors and $8.56-$9.01 at the elevators; new crop $9.43-$9.63.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without a price comparison.  Prices ranged $3.77-$4.07 at the feed mills and $3.52-$3.87 at the elevators; new crop $3.94-$4.56.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $341.80 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.02, —–, 3.97; Candor 4.17, —–, —-; Cofield 3.79, 9.06, —-; Laurinburg 3.92, 8.65, 3.92; Monroe 4.27, —–, —-; Nashville 4.05, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.32, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.12, —–, 4.07; Creswell 3.77, 8.75, 3.77; Statesville 4.02, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.12, —–, 4.07; Pantego #2 4.07, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.52, 8.85, 3.52; Clarkton 3.52, 8.85, 3.52; Clement 3.72, 8.81, 3.87; Clinton 3.52, 8.80, 3.52; Creswell 3.40, 8.82, —-; Elizabeth City 3.52, 9.01, —-; Lagrange 3.52, 8.70, 3.52; Monroe —-, 9.01, —-; Mount Olive 3.52, 8.75, 3.52; Norwood 3.92, 8.56, —-; Register —-, 8.75, —-; Warsaw #2 4.22, 8.85, —-; Wilson 3.52, 8.75, 3.52.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 79.80 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 76.36 cents per pound.