NC Market Highlights for Thursday March 8

 

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 2355 cattle and 32 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $1.00 to $7.00 higher, bulls were $1.00 to $4.50 higher.  Feeder steers were mixed; heifers mostly $2.00 to $6.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to $8.00 lower.  Demand was mostly good and buyer activity was moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were moderate while cattle quality varied plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00-$71.00, with high dressing up to $90.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82.00-$97.00 with high dressing ranging $92.00 to $112.50.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $140.00-$188.00, 500-600 lbs. were $149.00-$174.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $128.00-$157.00, 500-600 lbs. were $128.00-$147.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $131.00-$187.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,110,000 head compared to 3,033,000 head last Tuesday.

 

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 210.45, Large 210.15, Medium 139.00 and Small 86.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.98-$4.68 at feed mills and $3.96-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $4.07-$4.67. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 8 cents lower; prices were $10.59-$10.74 at the processors and $9.90-$10.35 at the elevators; new crop $9.98-$10.31.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher, prices were $4.23-$4.48 at the feed mills and $4.28 at the elevators; new crop $4.40-$4.96.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $418.00 per ton for 48% protein.  

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.48, —–, 4.48; Candor 4.58, —–, —-; Cofield 4.26, 10.50, —-; Laurinburg 4.43, —–, 4.48; Monroe 4.62, —–, —-; Nashville 4.41, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.68, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.53, —–, 4.48; Creswell 4.23, 10.14, 4.23; Statesville 4.38, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.53, —–, 4.48; Pantego #2 3.98, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.28, 10.19, —-; Clarkton 4.28, 10.19, —-; Clement 4.13, 9.91, 4.28; Clinton 4.28, 10.14, —-; Creswell 4.04, 9.90, —-; Elizabeth City 3.96, 10.35, —-; Lagrange 4.28, 10.09, —-; Monroe —-, 10.35, —-; Mount Olive 4.28, 10.09, —-; Norwood 4.33, 9.95, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.58, —–, —-; Wilson 4.28, 10.14, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.93 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 79.38 cents per pound.