NC Market Highlights for Tuesday April 10

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Thursday in Smithfield a total of 480 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were mixed, 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher, while boning type slaughter cows were 9.00 to 11.00 lower; slaughter bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.  Feeder steers were steady to 6.00 higher; bulls were steady to 7.00 higher; while heifers were mostly steady to 4.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $45-$65, with high dressing up to $74.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $68-$83, high dressing ranged $86-$88.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $147-$160, 500-600 lbs. ranged $138.50-$152.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122-$138, 500-600 lbs. were $116-$125.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $144-$158, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130-$151.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina was 3,994,000 head compared to 2,503,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

Eggs:  The market was lower on all sizes.  Supplies were moderate to heavy.  Retail demand was light to moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 258.64, Large 258.64, Medium 150.48, and Small 95.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.04 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 78.92 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.98-$4.73 at feed mills and $3.99-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $4.13-$4.79. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 3 cents higher.  Prices were $10.18-$10.43 at the processors and ranged $9.54-$10.04 at the elevators; new crop $9.87-$10.18.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower; prices were $4.23-$4.53 at the feed mills; new crop $4.41-$4.84.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $416.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.58, —–, 4.48; Candor 4.59, —–, —-; Cofield 4.30, 10.24, —-; Laurinburg 4.53, —–, 4.48; Monroe 4.68, —–, —-; Nashville 4.40, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.73, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.53, —–, 4.53; Creswell 4.23, 9.73, 4.23; Statesville 4.38, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.53, —–, 4.53; Pantego #2 3.98, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.28, 9.78, —-; Clarkton 4.28, 9.78, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.28, 9.73, —-; Creswell 4.13, 9.78, —-; Elizabeth City 3.99, 10.04, —-;

Lagrange 4.28, 9.68, —-; Monroe —-, 9.99, —-; Mount Olive 4.28, 9.68, —-;

Norwood 4.34, 9.54, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.58, —–, —-;

Wilson 4.28, 9.73, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.43; Selma 10.18.