NC Market Highlights for Monday April 16

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Wednesday in North Wilkesboro and Norwood, a total of 1,130 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 higher; while bulls were steady to 1.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly 9.00 to 11.00 higher; heifers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 3.00 to 5.00 higher.  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 $50-$65, with high dressing up to $74.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$92, high dressing ranged $90-$103.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $149-$167, 500-600 lbs. ranged $146-$152.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $131-$148, 500-600 lbs. were $123-$134.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $150-$170, 500-600 lbs. ranged $134-$158.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina was 3,168,000 head compared to 3,038,000 head last Thursday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were mostly heavy.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 202.01, Large 200.12, Medium 118.96, and Small 93.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 84.19 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.81 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.98-$4.73 at feed mills and $3.99-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $4.14-$4.79. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 13 cents higher.  Prices were $10.45-$10.70 at the processors and ranged $9.81-$10.31 at the elevators; new crop $10.06-$10.39.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $4.23-$4.53 at the feed mills; new crop $4.29-$4.84.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $413.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.58, —–, 4.48; Candor 4.59, —–, —-; Cofield 4.30, 10.56, —-; Laurinburg 4.53, —–, 4.48; Monroe 4.68, —–, —-; Nashville 4.40, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.73, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.53, —–, 4.53; Creswell 4.23, 10.00, 4.23; Statesville 4.38, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.53, —–, 4.53; Pantego #2 3.98, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.28, 10.05, —-; Clarkton 4.28, 10.05, —-;

Clement 4.14, 9.91, —-; Clinton 4.28, 10.00, —-; Creswell 4.13, 10.05, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.99, 10.31, —-; Lagrange 4.28, 9.95, —-; Monroe —-, 10.26, —-;

Mount Olive 4.28, 9.95, —-; Norwood 4.34, 9.81, —-; Register —-, —–, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.58, —–, —-; Wilson 4.28, 10.00, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.70; Selma 10.45.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 occasional low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 some $7-$7.50 few higher.