NC Market Highlights Dec. 25

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 537 cattle and 4 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.00 higher, bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers and bulls were mixed, heifers were mostly steady to $8.00 higher.  Buyer demand and activity were moderate for the moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $77.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $80.00 to $94.00, with high dressing ranging $92.00 to $101.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $146.00-$159.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $131.00 to $160.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $131.00 to $139.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $115.00 to $142.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $143.00 to $154.00.

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina is 3,098,000 head compared to 3,071,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are 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 193.17, Large 191.62, Medium 134.25, and Small 84.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Cabbage:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium 8.00-9.00 prior commitments 10.00.  Sweet Potatoes:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-9.00 mostly 9.00 some 6.50-7.50 occasional higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.50 occasional higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.76-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.39-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.84-$4.44.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 6 cents lower; prices were $9.13-$9.23 at the processors and $8.59-$9.04 at the elevators; new crop $9.42-$9.62.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher.  Prices ranged $3.76-$4.06 at the feed mills and $3.51-$3.84 at the elevators; new crop $3.92-$4.55.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $344.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.01, —–, 3.96; Candor 4.16, —–, —-; Cofield 3.78, 9.09, —-; Laurinburg 3.91, 8.68, 3.91; Monroe 4.26, —–, —-; Nashville 4.04, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.31, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.11, —–, 4.06; Creswell 3.76, 8.78, 3.76; Statesville 4.01, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.11, —–, 4.06; Pantego #2 4.06, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.51, 8.88, 3.51; Clarkton 3.51, 8.88, 3.51; Clement 3.69, 8.86, 3.84; Clinton 3.51, 8.83, 3.51; Creswell 3.39, 8.86, —-; Elizabeth City 3.51, 9.04, —-; Lagrange 3.51, 8.73, 3.51; Monroe —-, 9.04, —-; Mount Olive 3.51, 8.78, 3.51; Norwood 3.91, 8.59, —-; Register —-, 8.78, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, 8.88, —-; Wilson 3.51, 8.78, 3.51.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 78.94 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 75.67 cents per pound.

 

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