NC Market Highlights for Monday March 26

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 886 cattle and 4 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were unevenly steady; bulls were mostly $1.00 to $3.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were $1.00 to $9.00 lower; heifers were mostly $3.00 to $7.00 lower; bulls were $4.00 to $8.00 lower.  Buyer demand was moderate to good and activity was moderate for the light to moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $67.00, with high dressing up to $76.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $82.00 to $94.00, with high dressing ranging $90.00 to $101.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $152.00-$170.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $140.00 to $160.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $130.00 to $145.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $121.00 to $135.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $145.00 to $164.00.

 

At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday 59 goats and 8 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 Under 20 lbs. 40.00-50.00, 20-40 lbs. 72.50-105.00, 40-60 lbs. 110.00-147.50; Selection 2 40-60 lbs. 90.00-107.50.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 140.00, 100-140 lbs. 167.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 97.50, 70-100 lbs. 120.00-135.00, Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 77.50.  Whethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 175.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 132.50-137.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 140.00-150.00, 100-150 lbs. 165.00-205.00, 150-250 lbs. 250.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 125.00; Selection 3 100-150 lbs. 102.50-110.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Choice and Prime 60-100 lbs. 140.00-152.50. Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 125.00-172.50.

 

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 3,122,000 head compared to 2,842,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 275.18, Large 275.18, Medium 164.39, and Small 100.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand fairly good.  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 8.00-9.00 few low as 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 occasional higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.86-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.84-$4.46 at elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.65.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady; prices were $10.14-$10.29 at the processors and $9.50-$10.05 at the elevators; new crop $9.80-$10.12.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher.  Prices ranged $4.11-$4.36 at the feed mills; new crop $4.13-$4.70.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $398.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.36, —–, 4.36; Candor 4.46, —–, —-; Cofield 4.14, 10.05, —-; Laurinburg 4.31, —–, 4.36; Monroe 4.50, —–, —-; Nashville 4.29, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.56, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.41, —–, 4.36; Creswell 4.11, 9.69, 4.11; Statesville 4.26, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.41, —–, 4.36; Pantego #2 3.86, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.16, 9.74, —-; Clarkton 4.16, 9.74, —-; Clement 4.03, 9.69, —-; Clinton 4.16, 9.69, —-; Creswell 4.01, 9.74, —-; Elizabeth City 3.84, 10.05, —-; Lagrange 4.16, 9.64, —-; Monroe —-, 9.95, —-; Mount Olive 4.16, 9.64, —-; Norwood 4.21, 9.50, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.46, —–, —-; Wilson 4.16, 9.69, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.65 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.86 cents per pound.