NC Market Highlights Feb. 1

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1,023 cattle and 25 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mixed, bulls were mostly $1.00 to $4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were $5.00 to $9.00 higher; heifers mostly $2.00 to $4.50 lower; bulls were mostly $11.00 to $12.00 higher.  Demand was good to moderate and buyer activity was mostly moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to light while cattle quality varied plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51.00-$64.00, with high dressing up to $76.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $77.00-$89.00, with high dressing $85.00-$90.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $150.00-$185.00, 500-600 lbs. were $148.00-$170.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $129.00-$148.00, 500-600 lbs. were $117.00-$138.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $146.00-$182.00.

 

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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,138,000 head compared to 3,041,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 191.12, Large 189.57, Medium 146.09 and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate. Market no trend. 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 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 occasional higher

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.91-$4.49 at feed mills and $3.49-$4.31 at elevators; new crop $4.02-$4.54. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents higher; prices were $9.85-$9.95 at the processors and $9.20-$9.70 at the elevators; new crop $9.69-$10.04.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents higher, prices were $3.91-$4.21 at the feed mills and $3.95 at the elevators; new crop $4.24-$4.64.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $373.90 per ton for 48% protein.  

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.31, —–, 4.11; Candor 4.37, —–, —-; Cofield 3.94, 9.60, —-; Laurinburg 4.26, —–, 4.06; Monroe 4.43, —–, —-; Nashville 4.12, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.49, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.26, —–, 4.21; Creswell 3.91, 9.40, 3.91; Statesville 4.11, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.26, —–, 4.21; Pantego #2 4.06, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.61, 9.45, —-; Clarkton —-, 9.45, —-; Clement 3.80, 9.23, 3.95; Clinton 3.61, 9.40, —-; Creswell 3.49, 9.26, —-; Elizabeth City 3.69, 9.50, —-; Lagrange 3.61, 9.30, —-; Monroe —-, 9.70, —-; Mount Olive 3.61, 9.35, —-; Norwood 4.12, 9.20, —-; Register —-, 9.25, —-; Warsaw #2 4.31, —–, —-; Wilson 3.61, 9.35, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 77.53 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 74.52 cents per pound.

 

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