NC Market Highlights for Friday the 13th of April

At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 610 cattle and 47 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly $1.00 to $14.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mixed, $4.00 lower to $8.00 higher; heifers were mixed: $2.00 lower to $6.00 higher; bulls were mixed $2.00 lower to $10.00 higher.  Demand was moderate and buyer activity was moderate for the moderate to light offerings.  Quality of cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53.00 to $80.00, with high dressing up to $84.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $80.00 to $106.00 with high dressing up to $112.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $140.00 to $160.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $130.00 to $159.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $129.00 to $145.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $124.00 to $140.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $139.00 to $154.00.

 

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 3,124,000 head compared to 2,992,000 head last Wednesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market lower on all sizes. Supplies are heavy. Retail demand is light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 205.31, Large 203.90, Medium 120.78, and Small 93.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.97-$4.72 at feed mills and $3.97-$4.57 at elevators: new crop $4.12-$4.77.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 3 cents lower; prices were $10.32-$10.57 at the processor, $9.68-$10.18 at the elevators; new crop $9.99-$10.32.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower. Prices were $4.22-$4.52 at the feed mills, new crop $4.33-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $410.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.57, —–, 4.47; Candor 4.57, —–, —-; Cofield 4.28, 10.43, —-; Laurinburg 4.52, —–, 4.47; Monroe 4.67, —–, —-; Nashville 4.39, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.72, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.52, —–, 4.52; Creswell 4.22, 9.87, 4.22; Statesville 4.37, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.52, —–, 4.52; Pantego #2 3.97, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.27, 9.92, —-; Clarkton 4.27, 9.92, —-; Clement 4.18, 9.98, —-; Clinton 4.27, 9.87, —-; Creswell 4.12, 9.92, —-; Elizabeth City 3.97, 10.18, —-; Lagrange 4.27, 9.82, —-; Monroe —-, 10.13, —-; Mount Olive 4.27, 9.82, —-; Norwood 4.32, 9.68, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.57, —–, —-; Wilson 4.27, 9.87, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 84.33 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.06 cents per pound.