NC Market Highlights for Friday March 2

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 662 cattle and

33 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cattle were unevenly steady.  Feeder steers were mostly 8.00 to 9.00 higher; bulls were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher; while heifers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 lower.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55-$65, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.50-$89, high dressing ranged $101-$104.  400-

500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $158-$188, 500-600 lbs. ranged $153-$167.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $133-$153, 500-600 lbs. were $127-$153.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $162-$183, 500-600 lbs. ranged $144-$164.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was

adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,104,000 head compared to 3,014,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were light to moderate.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 189.18, Large 185.78, Medium 137.04, and Small 86.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.43 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.38 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.62 at feed mills and $3.90-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $4.02-$4.62. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 cents higher.  Prices were $10.35-$10.45 at the processors and ranged $9.71-$10.16 at the elevators; new crop $9.85-$10.17.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents higher; prices were $4.04-$4.34 at the feed mills and $4.07 at the elevators; new crop $4.35-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $424.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.34; Candor 4.52, —–, —-; Cofield 4.20, 10.31, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, —–, 4.34; Monroe 4.56, —–, —-; Nashville 4.27, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.62, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.39, —–, 4.34; Creswell 4.04, 9.85, 4.04; Statesville 4.24, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.39, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 3.92, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14, 10.05, —-; Clarkton 4.14, 10.05, —-;

Clement 3.92, 9.76, 4.07; Clinton 4.14, 10.05, —-; Creswell 3.99, 9.71, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.90, 10.16, —-; Lagrange 4.14, 10.05, —-; Monroe —-, 10.15, —-;

Mount Olive 4.14, 10.05, —-; Norwood 4.27, 9.76, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.44, —–, —-; Wilson 4.14, 10.05, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.45; Selma 10.35.