NC Market highlights for Monday March 12

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 860 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $6.00 higher; bulls were $2.00 to $6.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $4.00 higher; heifers were steady to $6.00 higher; bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 higher.  Buyer demand was good and activity was moderate to active for the moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51.00 to $73.00, with high dressing up to $87.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $81.00 to $96.00, with high dressing up to $110.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $170.00-$188.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $156.00 to $181.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $134.00 to $160.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $130.00 to $145.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $160.00 to $185.00.

 

Video Auction: At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on March 06, an estimated 1791 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 600 $161.25, 660 lbs. 150.25 (split loads), 730 lbs. $143.00; 775 lbs. $139.09, 830 lbs. $139.00, 840 lbs. $126.50 (split loads), 885 lbs. $136.08, 876 lbs. $133.75 (Apr); 880 lbs. $125.75 (split loads); Medium 2 740 lbs. $120.00 (split loads).  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 585 lbs. $151.00, 600 lbs. $147.25, 640 lbs. $138.25 (split loads), 685 lbs. $135.25, 715 lbs. $130.00, 766 lbs. $126.58, 773 lbs. $116.04 (split loads), 810 lbs. $126.25; Medium 2 740 lbs. $120.00 (split loads).

 

At the monthly Mid Atlantic Cattle Sale video auction 611 head of cattle were sold. All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise. Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 765lbs 140.00; 775lbs 140.75 (Split Load); 816lbs 141.83; 825lbs 146.25 (Value Added); 890lbs 130.00. Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 725lbs 134.75 (Split Load); 790lbs 130.00; 767lbs 143.75 (Value Added).

 

At the state graded goat sale on Wednesday in Monroe 232 goats and 184 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Goats Kids: Selection 1 20-40 lbs. 90.00, 40-60 lbs. 131.00-147.50; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. 55.00-77.50, 40-60 lbs. 106.00; Selection 3 20-40 lbs. 40.00.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 80-100 lbs. 157.00-195.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 150.00-157.00, 100-140 lbs. 155.00-175.00, 140-180 lbs. 175.00-225.00; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 100-102.50, 70-100 lbs. 125.00-130.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 161.00, 150-250 lbs. 180.00-210.00.  Sheep – Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. 64.00-90.00, 60-100 lbs. 107.50-127.50; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 111.00-142.00, 60-100 lbs. 182.50-227.50, 100-140 lbs. 144.00-190.00. Ewes – Good 100-200 lbs. 157.00-170.00; Utility 80-100 lbs. 120.00-147.50; Cull 60-120 lbs. 107.50-117.50.

 

At the bimonthly goat sale on Wednesday in Smithfield 92 goats and 21 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated. Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 20-40 lbs. 85.00-117.50, 40-60 lbs. 140.00-177.50, 60-80 lbs. 162.50-202.50.  Yearlings:  Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 165.00-172.50, 100-120 lbs. 250.00; Selection 2 60-80 lbs. 140.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 132.50-142.50, 100-140 lbs. 152.50-177.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 90.00-105.00, 70-100 lbs. 110.00-132.50, 100-140 lbs. 135.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 70.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 130.00, 100-150 lbs. 165.00-180.00, 150-250 lbs. 310.00-525.00; Selection 2 100-150 lbs. 145.00, 150-250 lbs. 185.00; Selection 3 70-100 lbs. 100.00, 100-150 lbs. 125.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 52.50-137.50, 60-100 lbs. 142.50-175.00.  Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 147.50-205.00.

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 Thursday in North Carolina is 3,099,000 head compared to 3,042,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is 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 214.70, Large 214.39, Medium 135.96, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  will be released Monday.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $4.03-$4.73 at feed mills and $4.02-$4.63 at elevators; new crop $4.10-$4.88.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $10.49-$10.64 at the processors and $9.79-$10.24 at the elevators; new crop $9.97-$10.30.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 6 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.28-$4.53 at the feed mills and $4.30 at the elevators; new crop $4.45-$4.90.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $413.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.53, —–, 4.53; Candor 4.64, —–, —-; Cofield 4.32, 10.39, 4.53; Laurinburg 4.48, —–, —-; Monroe 4.67, —–, —-; Nashville 4.46, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.73, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.58, —–, 4.53; Creswell 4.28, 10.04, 4.28; Statesville 4.43, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.58, —–, 4.53; Pantego #2 4.03, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.33, 10.09, —-; Clarkton 4.33, 10.09, —-; Clement 4.15, 9.88, 4.30; Clinton 4.33, 10.04, —-; Creswell 4.10, 9.79, —-; Elizabeth City 4.02, 10.24, —-; Lagrange 4.33, 9.99, —-; Monroe —-, 10.24, —-; Mount Olive 4.33, 9.99, —-; Norwood 4.39, 9.84, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.63, —–, —-; Wilson 4.33, 10.04, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.62 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 82.09 cents per pound.