NC Market Highlights for Thursday May 3

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg, and Siler City a total of 2253 cattle and 49 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; bulls were steady to $2.00 lower.  Feeder steers and heifers were steady to $5.00 higher; bulls were mixed, $7.50 lower to $8.50 higher.  Demand was moderate to good and buyer activity was moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate with cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00-$67.00, with high dressing up to $79.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $79.00-$93.00 with high dressing ranging $90.00 to $97.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $145.00-$184.00, 500-600 lbs. were $144.00-$167.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $130.00-$157.50, 500-600 lbs. were $122.00-$148.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $132.50-$181.00.

 

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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,091,000 head compared to 3,013,000 head last Tuesday.

 

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 145.22, Large 142.12, Medium 110.35 and Small 93.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 to 13 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged 4.05-$4.80 at feed mills and $4.14-$4.70 at elevators; new crop $4.19-$4.87. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 21 cents higher; prices were $10.27-$10.52 at the processors and $9.73-$10.20 at the elevators; new crop $9.87-$10.36.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 3 to 13 cents higher, prices were $4.40-$4.70 at the feed mills; new crop $4.34-$5.04.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $432.40 per ton for 48% protein.

  

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.67, —–, 4.60; Candor 4.76, —–, —-; Cofield 4.44, 10.45, —-; Laurinburg 4.57, —–, 4.55; Monroe 4.75, —–, —-; Nashville 4.63, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.80, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.70, —–, 4.70; Creswell 4.40, 9.98, 4.40; Statesville 4.46, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.70, —–, 4.70; Pantego #2 4.05, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.45, 10.03, —-; Clarkton 4.45, 10.03, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.45, 9.98, —-; Creswell 4.21, 9.98, —-; Elizabeth City 4.14, 10.20, —-; Lagrange 4.45, 9.93, —-; Monroe —-, 10.13, —-; Mount Olive 4.45, 9.93, —-; Norwood 4.46, 9.73, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.70, —–, —-; Wilson 4.45, 9.98, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 84.98 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.27 cents per pound.