NC Market Highlights for Monday March 19

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 741 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mixed, $6.50 lower to $1.00 higher; bulls were mixed, $6.00 lower to $2.50 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were mostly $7.00 to $9.00 lower; heifers were $1.00 to $8.00 lower; bulls were mostly $7.00 lower.  Buyer demand and activity were moderate for the light to moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $88.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $83.00 to $92.00, with high dressing ranging $100.00 to $104.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $153.00-$179.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $149.00 to $165.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $133.00 to $152.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $140.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $153.00 to $168.00.

 

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 2,933,000 head compared to 3,061,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, 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 240.33, Large 240.33, Medium 140.09, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 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 16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 9.00 some 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 occasional higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.66 at feed mills and $3.95-$4.56 at elevators; new crop $4.06-$4.75.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 8 to 9 cents higher; prices were $10.25-$10.40 at the processors and $9.61-$10.06 at the elevators; new crop $9.86-$10.19.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents lower.  Prices ranged $4.21-$4.46 at the feed mills and $4.32 at the elevators; new crop $4.40-$4.80.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $401.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.46, —–, 4.46; Candor 4.57, —–, —-; Cofield 4.25, 10.16, —-; Laurinburg 4.41, —–, 4.46; Monroe 4.60, —–, —-; Nashville 4.40, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.66, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.51, —–, 4.46; Creswell 4.21, 9.80, 4.21; Statesville 4.36, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.51, —–, 4.46; Pantego #2 3.96, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.26, 9.85, —-; Clarkton 4.26, 9.85, —-; Clement 4.17, 9.81, 4.32; Clinton 4.26, 9.80, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.95, 10.01, —-; Lagrange 4.26, 9.75, —-; Monroe —-, 10.06, —-; Mount Olive 4.26, 9.75, —-; Norwood 4.32, 9.61, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.56, —–, —-; Wilson 4.26, 9.80, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 84.03 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.45 cents per pound.