NC Market Highlights Feb. 8

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 885 cattle and 29 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mixed, bulls were mostly $1.00 to $3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly $1.00 to $7.00 lower; heifers $1.00 to $5.00 higher; bulls were $3.00 to $8.00 higher.  Demand was mostly good 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 $50.00-$63.00, with high dressing up to $73.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$92.00, with high dressing $86.00-$99.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $144.00-$184.00, 500-600 lbs. were $141.00-$175.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$153.00, 500-600 lbs. were $120.00-$143.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $149.00-$190.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,147,000 head compared to 2,987,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, lower on Medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 197.44, Large 198.21, Medium 148.17 and Small 86.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.93-$4.51 at feed mills and $3.63-$4.33 at elevators; new crop $3.94-$4.54. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 16 to 17 cents higher; prices were $9.71-$9.81 at the processors and $9.06-$9.56 at the elevators; new crop $9.61-$9.96.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents higher, prices were $3.93-$4.23 at the feed mills and $3.98 at the elevators; new crop $4.25-$4.65.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $365.40 per ton for 48% protein.  

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.33, —–, 4.13; Candor 4.39, —–, —-; Cofield 4.04, 9.56, —-; Laurinburg 4.28, —–, 4.08; Monroe 4.45, —–, —-; Nashville 4.14, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.51, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.28, —–, 4.23; Creswell 3.93, 9.26, 3.93; Statesville 4.13, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.28, —–, 4.23; Pantego #2 4.03, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.63, 9.31, —-; Clarkton —-, 9.31, —-; Clement 3.83, 9.13, 3.98; Clinton 3.63, 9.26, —-; Creswell 3.88, 9.12, —-; Elizabeth City 3.74, 9.46, —-; Lagrange 3.63, 9.21, —-; Monroe —-, 9.56, —-; Mount Olive 3.63, 9.21, —-; Norwood 4.14, 9.06, —-; Register —-, 9.11, —-; Warsaw #2 4.33, —–, —-; Wilson 3.63, 9.26, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 76.69 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 73.71 cents per pound.

 

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