NC Market Highlights for Monday May 14

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 595 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower; bulls were mixed $2.00 lower to $3.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder cattle were $7.00 to $13.00 lower.  Demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $69.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $72.00 to $90.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $141.00 to $151.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $132.00 to $144.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120.00 to $137.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $112.00 to $130.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $137.00 to $145.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,130,000 head compared to 3,468,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes.  Supplies are mostly moderate.   Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 128.37, Large 125.27, Medium 103.00, and Small 93.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Strawberries:  demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Wide range in prices.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large 10.00-14.00 includes previous commitments.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 6 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.96-$4.71 at feed mills and $4.05-$4.61 at elevators; new crop $4.25-$4.80.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 18 cents lower; prices were $9.83-$10.13 at the processors and $9.23-$9.70 at the elevators; new crop $9.34-$9.99.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 6 cents lower, prices were $4.31-$4.61 at the feed mills; new crop $4.33-$4.85.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $408.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.58, —–, 4.51; Candor 4.67, —–, —-; Cofield 4.35, 9.95, —-; Laurinburg 4.48, —–, 4.46; Monroe 4.71, —–, —-; Nashville 4.54, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.71, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.61, —–, 4.61; Creswell 4.31, 9.48, 4.31; Statesville 4.46, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.61, —–, 4.61; Pantego #2 3.96, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.36, 9.53, —-; Clarkton 4.36, 9.53, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.36, 9.48, —-; Creswell 4.12, 9.48, —-; Elizabeth City 4.05, 9.70, —-; Lagrange 4.36, 9.43, —-; Monroe —-, 9.55, —-; Mount Olive 4.36, 9.43, —-; Norwood 4.37, 9.23, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.61, —–, —-; Wilson 4.36, 9.48, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.12 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.30 cents per pound.