NC Market Highlights Feb. 12

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 783 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed, bulls were $3.00 to $5.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $11.00 higher; heifers were mostly $5.00 to $15.00 higher; bulls were $5.00 to $8.00 higher.  Buyer demand was good and activity was moderate to active for the mostly moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $73.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $77.00 to $87.00, with high dressing up to $96.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $151.00-$162.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $140.00 to $164.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $130.00 to $165.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $125.00 to $140.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $155.00 to $179.00.

At the bimonthly goat and sheep sale in Smithfield on Wednesday 156 goats and 5 sheep were auctioned.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under lbs. 37.50-45.00, 20-40 lbs. 50.00-120.00, 40-60 lbs. 120.00-157.50, 60-80 lbs. 160.00-190.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 42.50-62.50, 40-60 lbs. 92.50-115.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 147.50-175.00, 80-100 lbs. 205.00-217.50; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 145.00; Selection 3 60-80 lbs. 92.50.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 130.00-140.00, 100-140 lbs. 140.00-210.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 80.00-100.00, 70-100 lbs. 110.00-125.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 57.50-67.50, 70-100 lbs. 82.50-87.50.  Wethers:  Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 187.50, 125-150 lbs. 200.00-210.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 142.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 125.00-130.00, 100-150 lbs. 157.50-190.00, 150-250 lbs. 200.00-360.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 117.50, 150-250 lbs. 185.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 80.00, 100-150 lbs. 115.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Choice and Prime 60-100 lbs. 155.00-212.50.  At the state graded goat sale in Monroe on Wednesday 173 goats and 58 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Goats, Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs. 120.00-160.00, 60-80 lbs. 155.00-200.00; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 57.50-95.00, 40-60 lbs. 109.00-110.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 80-100 lbs. 187.50-210.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 117.50, 70-100 lbs. 152.50-200.00, 100-140 lbs. 177.50-225.00. Wethers: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 160.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 140.00-201.00.  Sheep – Lambs: Good 60-100 lbs. 100.00; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 120.00-135.00, 60-100 lbs. 132.50-175.00. Ewes – Good 100-200 lbs. 150.00-215.00.

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina is 3,148,000 head compared to 3,077,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small. Lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate to heavy.  Retail demand is mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 191.78, Large 191.61, Medium 140.87, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

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

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.53 at feed mills and $3.76-$4.35 at elevators; new crop $3.95-$4.55.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents higher; prices were $9.72-$9.82 at the processors and $9.08-$9.58 at the elevators; new crop $9.59-$9.95.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.25 at the feed mills and $4.01 at the elevators; new crop $4.27-$4.67.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $375.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.35, —–, 4.15; Candor 4.41, —–, —-; Cofield 4.06, 9.58, —-; Laurinburg 4.30, —–, 4.10; Monroe 4.47, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.53, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.30, —–, 4.25; Creswell 3.95, 9.27, 3.95; Statesville 4.15, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.30, —–, 4.25; Pantego #2 4.05, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.05, 9.47, —-; Clarkton 4.05, 9.47, —-; Clement 3.86, 9.17, 4.01; Clinton 4.05, 9.47, —-; Creswell 3.90, 9.13, —-; Elizabeth City 3.76, 9.48, —-; Lagrange 4.05, 9.47, —-; Monroe —-, 9.58, —-; Mount Olive 4.05, 9.47, —-; Norwood 4.16, 9.08, —-; Register —-, 9.12, —-; Warsaw #2 4.35, —–, —-; Wilson 4.05, 9.47, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 77.12 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 74.19 cents per pound.


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