NC Market Highlights for Saturday May 12

At the weekly livestock auction held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1172 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $8.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.  Feeder steers were $2.00 to $10.00 lower; heifers were steady to $9.00 lower; bulls were mostly $10.00 to $12.00 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 $52.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $76.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $82.00 to $94.00, with high dressing up to $107.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $150.00-$161.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $140.00 to $154.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $121.00 to $141.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $134.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $138.00 to $155.00.

 

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 3,118,000 head compared to 3,047,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are 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

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 few low as 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $4.37-$4.77 at feed mills and $4.10-$4.67 at elevators; new crop $4.30-$4.85.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 cents higher; prices were $10.01-$10.31 at the processors and $9.41-$9.89 at the elevators; new crop $9.49-$10.16.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was steady.  Prices ranged $4.37-$4.67 at the feed mills; new crop $4.35-$4.90.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $416.10 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.64, —–, 4.57; Candor 4.72, —–, —-; Cofield 4.40, 10.14, —-; Laurinburg 4.54, —–, 4.52; Monroe 4.77, —–, —-; Nashville 4.60, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.77, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.67, —–, 4.67; Creswell 4.37, 9.66, 4.37; Statesville 4.52, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.67, —–, 4.67; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.42, 9.71, —-; Clarkton 4.42, 9.71, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.42, 9.66, —-; Creswell 4.18, 9.66, —-; Elizabeth City 4.10, 9.89, —-; Lagrange 4.42, 9.61, —-; Monroe —-, 9.73, —-; Mount Olive 4.42, 9.61, —-; Norwood 4.42, 9.41, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.67, —–, —-; Wilson 4.42, 9.66, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.06 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.33 cents per pound.