NC Market Highlights for Monday April 23

At the weekly livestock auction held Wednesday at Norwood 845 cattle and 1 goat were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $4.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $2.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mostly $4.00 to $5.00 higher; heifers were mostly steady to $9.00 higher; bulls were $1.00 to $3.00 lower.  Buyer demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity and offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $77.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $82.00 to $94.00, with high dressing up to$96.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $154.00-$164.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $150.00 to $165.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $134.00 to $147.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $132.00 to $134.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $149.00 to $167.00.

 

At the bimonthly goat and sheep sale in Smithfield a total of 135 goats and 18 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 35.00-67.50, 20-40 lbs. 70.00-120.00, 40-60 lbs. 120.00-172.50; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 55.00-67.50.  Yearlings: Selection 1 60-80 lbs. 185.00-195.00; Selection 3 60-80 lbs. 60.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 140.00, 100-140 lbs. 152.50-232.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 85.00-102.50, 70-100 lbs. 117.50; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 55.00-82.50.  Wethers:  Selection 1 100-125 lbs. 227.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 230.00, 150-250 lbs. 350.00-360.00; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. 150.00-175.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 80.00.  Sheep, per head: Slaughter lambs: Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. 112.50-145.00, 60-100 lbs. 150.00-250.00.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. 135.00-160.00; Utility 80-100 lbs. 92.50.  Rams: 150-250 lbs. 200.00-292.50.

 

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 Thursday in North Carolina is 2,727,000 head compared to 3,065,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Medium, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 166.74, Large 163.64, Medium 109.22, and Small 93.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 15.50-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.67 at feed mills and $3.92-$4.52 at elevators; new crop $3.58-$4.73.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 to 5 cents lower; prices were $10.22-$10.47 at the processors and $9.57-$10.07 at the elevators; new crop $9.77-$10.28.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower.  Prices ranged $4.17-$4.47 at the feed mills; new crop $4.25-$4.78.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $403.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.44, —–, 4.42; Candor 4.52, —–, —-; Cofield 4.23, 10.32, —-; Laurinburg 4.34, —–, 4.42; Monroe 4.62, —–, —-; Nashville 4.34, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.67, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.47, —–, 4.47; Creswell 4.17, 9.77, 4.17; Statesville 4.32, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.47, —–, 4.47; Pantego #2 3.92, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.22, 9.82, —-; Clarkton 4.22, 9.82, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.22, 9.77, —-; Creswell 4.07, 9.82, —-; Elizabeth City 3.92, 10.07, —-; Lagrange 4.22, 9.72, —-; Monroe —-, 9.97, —-; Mount Olive 4.22, 9.72, —-; Norwood 4.27, 9.57, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.52, —–, —-; Wilson 4.22, 9.77, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 83.32 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 79.01 cents per pound.