NC Market Highlights

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy, a total of 76 cattle, 10 goats, and 3 sheep were sold.  Demand, market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$66, with high dressing up to $69.

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on January 02, an estimated 682 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1 785 lbs. $148; Medium and Large 1-2 775 lbs. $141, 840 lbs. $142.49; Medium 1-2

500 lbs. $161 (split loads), 700 lbs. $139 (split loads).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1 730 lbs. $131.25, 800 lbs. $132.75; Medium 1-2 480 lbs. $153 (split loads), 650 lbs. $144.25, 760 lbs. $137.50, 700 lbs. $139 (split loads).

 

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.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,110,000 head compared to 3,037,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were mostly moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 156.26, Large 152.82, Medium 118.21, and Small 84.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 78.86 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 75.69 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.41 at feed mills and $3.41-$4.23 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.46. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 4 cents higher.  Prices were $9.29-$9.49 at the processors and ranged $8.84-$9.35 at the elevators; new crop $9.56-$9.76.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.83-$4.13 at the feed mills and $3.53-$3.89 at the elevators; new crop $4.01-$4.57.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $344.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.13, —–, 4.03; Candor 4.23, —–, —-; Cofield 3.88, 9.29, —-; Laurinburg 3.98, 8.98, 3.98; Monroe 4.35, —–, —-; Nashville 4.06, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.41, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.18, —–, 4.13; Creswell 3.83, 9.08, 3.83; Statesville 4.03, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.18, —–, 4.13; Pantego #2 4.08, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.53, 9.13, 3.53; Clarkton 3.53, 9.13, 3.53; Clement 3.74, 8.88, 3.89; Clinton 3.53, 9.08, 3.53; Creswell 3.41, 8.94, —-; Elizabeth City 3.63, 9.19, —-; Lagrange 3.53, 8.98, 3.53; Monroe —-, 9.35, —-; Mount Olive 3.53, 9.03, 3.53; Norwood 3.98, 8.89, —-; Register —-, 8.84, —-; Warsaw #2 4.23, 8.99, —-; Wilson 3.53, 9.03, 3.53.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  9.49; Selma  9.29.