NC Market Highlights for Monday March 5

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1128 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $4.00 higher; bulls were mostly $2.00 to $3.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder steers were $3.00 to $11.00 higher; heifers were steady to $5.00 higher; bulls were mostly $4.00 to $6.00 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 $54.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $84.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $79.00 to $92.00, with high dressing up to $104.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $170.00-$184.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $159.00 to $177.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $132.00 to $155.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $124.00 to $145.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $160.00 to $181.00.   N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,116,000 head compared to 3,087,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady 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 190.60, Large 188.13, Medium 137.04, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  will be released tomorrow.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 to 12 cents higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.66 at feed mills and $3.92-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $4.05-$4.65.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mixed; prices were $10.47-$10.57 at the processors and $9.72-$10.28 at the elevators; new crop $9.91-$10.23.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 12 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.21-$4.46 at the feed mills and $4.07 at the elevators; new crop $4.38-$5.03.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $427.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.46, —–, 4.46; Candor 4.56, —–, —-; Cofield 4.24, 10.43, —-; Laurinburg 4.41, —–, 4.46; Monroe 4.60, —–, —-; Nashville 4.31, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.66, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.51, —–, 4.46; Creswell 4.21, 10.08, 4.21; Statesville 4.36, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.51, —–, 4.46; Pantego #2 3.96, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.26, 10.13, —-; Clarkton 4.26, 10.13, —-; Clement 3.92, 9.72, 4.07; Clinton 4.26, 10.08, —-; Creswell 4.03, 9.83, —-; Elizabeth City 3.94, 10.28, —-; Lagrange 4.26, 10.03, —-; Monroe —-, 10.27, —-; Mount Olive 4.26, 10.03, —-; Norwood 4.31, 9.88, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.58, —–, —-; Wilson 4.26, 10.08, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.31 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.58 cents per pound.