NC Market Highlights for Monday May 7

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At the weekly livestock auction held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1251 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $5.00 lower; bulls were unevenly steady when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were mostly $3.00 to $7.00 lower; heifers were mixed, $7.00 lower to $5.00 higher; bulls were $2.00 to $7.00 lower.  Buyer demand was moderate to good with moderate buyer activity.  Offerings were moderate to light with the quality of the cattle plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $68.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $80.00 to $94.00, with high dressing up to $96.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $153.00-$171.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $142.00 to $161.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $129.00 to $150.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $140.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $148.00 to $167.00.

 

At the bimonthly goat sale in Smithfield on Wednesday 137 goats and 14 sheep were sold.  Prices are per head, weights estimated.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Kids: Selection 1 under 20 lbs. 40.00-60.00, 20-40 lbs. 72.50-120.00, 40-60 lbs. 120.00-170.00, 60-80 lbs. 175.00-185.00; Selection 2 under 20 lbs. 35.00-37.50, 20-40 lbs. 50.00-67.50, 40-60 lbs. 90.00-112.50; Selection 3 under 20 lbs. 10.00, 20-40 lbs. 35.00-42.50; 40-60 lbs. 67.50-77.50.  Yearlings:  Selection 1 80-100 lbs. 225.00.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 50-70 lbs. 120.00-130.00, 70-100 lbs. 142.50-150.00, 100-140 lbs. 160.00-207.50; Selection 2 50-70 lbs. 82.50-117.50, 70-100 lbs. 122.50-125.00; Selection 3 50-70 lbs. 62.50-77.50, 70-100 lbs. 87.50-100.00.  Wethers:  Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 207.50-282.50.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. 200.00-232.50, 150-250 lbs. 300.00-320.00.  Sheep-Lamb: Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. 90.000, 60-100 lbs. 150.00-160.00, 100-140 lbs.  200.00-300.00.  Ewes-Good 100-200 lbs. 160.00-200.00, 80-100 lbs. 102.50-110.00.

 

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 3,070,000 head compared to 3,016,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are heavy.  Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 140.51, Large 137.40, Medium 107.30, and Small 93.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 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 15.50-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents higher when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $4.30-$4.83 at feed mills and $4.16-$4.73 at elevators; new crop $4.25-$4.90.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 cents higher; prices were $10.38-$10.63 at the processors and $9.73-$10.20 at the elevators; new crop $9.72-$10.35.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.43-$4.73 at the feed mills; new crop $4.40-$5.13.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $426.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.70, —–, 4.63; Candor 4.78, —–, —-; Cofield 4.46, 10.45, —-; Laurinburg 4.60, —–, 4.58; Monroe 4.78, —–, —-; Nashville 4.66, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.83, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.73, —–, 4.73; Creswell 4.30, 9.98, 4.43; Statesville 4.49, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.73, —–, 4.73; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.48, 10.03, —-; Clarkton 4.48, 10.03, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.48, 9.98, —-; Creswell 4.24, 9.98, —-; Elizabeth City 4.16, 10.20, —-; Lagrange 4.48, 9.93, —-; Monroe —-, 10.03, —-; Mount Olive 4.48, 9.93, —-; Norwood 4.48, 9.73, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.73, —–, —-; Wilson 4.48, 9.98, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.00 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.14 cents per pound.