NC Market Highlights for Friday May 4

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At the livestock auction held Tuesday at Shelby a total of 657 were sold.  There were no price comparisons available from the previous week.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate for the moderate offerings.  Quality of cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $65.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $80.00 to $93.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $148.00 to $162.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $142.50 to $156.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $136.00 to $147.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $128.50 to $139.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $143.00 to $165.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,102,000 head compared to 3,065,000 head last Wednesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 142.87, Large 139.76, Medium 108.52, and Small 93.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Strawberries:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Some production curtailed due to unseasonably low temperatures.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large 13.00-14.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.05-$4.80 at feed mills and $4.13-$4.54 at elevators: new crop $4.24-$4.87.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 10 cents lower; prices were $10.28-$10.53 at the processor, $9.63-$10.10 at the elevators; new crop $9.74-$10.26.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady. Prices were $4.40-$4.70 at the feed mills, new crop $4.39-$5.01.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $428.70 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.67, —–, 4.60; Candor 4.75, —–, —-; Cofield 4.43, 10.35, —-; Laurinburg 4.57, —–, 4.55; Monroe 4.75, —–, —-; Nashville 4.63, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.80, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.70, —–, 4.70; Creswell 4.40, 9.88, 4.40; Statesville 4.46, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.70, —–, 4.70; Pantego #2 4.05, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.45, 9.93, —-; Clarkton 4.45, 9.93, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.45, 9.88, —-; Creswell 4.21, 9.88, —-; Elizabeth City 4.13, 10.10, —-; Lagrange 4.45, 9.83, —-; Monroe —-, 9.93, —-; Mount Olive 4.45, 9.83, —-; Norwood 4.45, 9.63, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.54, —–, —-; Wilson 4.45, 9.88, —-

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.18 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.41 cents per pound.