NC Market Highlights for Friday March 9

At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 536 cattle and 21 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $7.00 higher; bulls were mostly $2.00 to $4.50 higher.  Feeder cattle were mixed.  Demand was moderate to good and buyer activity was moderate for the light to moderate offerings.  Quality of cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $59.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $85.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $85.00 to $98.00 with high dressing ranging $99.00 to $106.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $160.00 to $186.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $146.00 to $171.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $140.00 to $170.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $131.00 to $144.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $147.00 to $183.00.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,087,000 head compared to 3,071,000 head last Wednesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market steady on Small, lower on Medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are light to 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 212.34, Large 212.03, Medium 137.17, and Small 86.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady to 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.67 at feed mills and $4.04-$4.57 at elevators: new crop $4.31-$4.56.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady to 9 cents lower; prices were $10.50-$10.65 at the processor, $9.81-$10.35 at the elevators; new crop $9.97-$10.02.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower. Prices were $4.22-$4.47 at the feed mills and $4.30 at the elevators, new crop $4.39-$4.88.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $413.50 per ton bid for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.47, —–, 4.47; Candor —-, —–, —-; Cofield —-, —–, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.47; Monroe 4.61, —–, —-; Nashville 4.40, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.67, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.52, —–, 4.47; Creswell 4.22, 10.05, 4.22; Statesville 4.37, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.52, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 3.97, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.27, 10.10, —-; Clarkton 4.27, 10.10, —-; Clement 4.15, 9.88, 4.30; Clinton 4.27, 10.05, —-; Creswell 4.04, 9.81, —-; Elizabeth City —-, —–, —-; Lagrange 4.27, 10.00, —-; Monroe —-, 10.35, —-; Mount Olive 4.27, 10.00, —-; Norwood —-, —–, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.57, —–, —-; Wilson 4.27, 10.05, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 83.36 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 79.83 cents per pound.