NC Market Highlights for Tuesday March 13

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 676 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $3.00 lower; bulls were steady to $3.00 lower when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder steers were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 higher, heifers were mixed, and bulls were $2.00 $7.00 higher.  Demand was good with active buyer activity moderate.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57.00 to $66.00, with high dressing up to $74.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $75.00 to $87.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $164.00 to $182.00, 500-600lbs. ranged $149.00 to $171.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $134.00 to $154.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $130.00 to $144.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $159.00 to $178.00.

 

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,720,000 head compared to 3,329,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg 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 217.06, Large 216.75, Medium 135.96, and Small 86.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 to 3 cents lower.  Prices ranged $4.25-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.99-$4.60 at elevators; new crop $4.08-$4.85.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 25 cents lower; prices were $10.24-$10.39 at the processors and $9.55-$9.99 at the elevators; new crop $9.83-$10.15.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower, prices were $4.25-$4.50 at the feed mills and $4.34 at the elevators; new crop $4.42-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $403.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.50, —–, 4.50; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 10.14, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.50; Monroe 4.64, —–, —-; Nashville 4.43, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.70, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.55, —–, 4.50; Creswell 4.25, 9.79, 4.25; Statesville 4.40, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.55, —–, 4.50; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.30, 9.84, —-; Clarkton 4.30, 9.84, —-; Clement 4.19, 9.79, 4.34; Clinton 4.30, 9.79, —-; Creswell 4.08, 9.55, —-; Elizabeth City 3.99, 9.99, —-; Lagrange 4.30, 9.74, —-; Monroe —-, 9.99, —-; Mount Olive 4.30, 9.74, —-; Norwood 4.36, 9.59, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.60, —–, —-; Wilson 4.30, 9.79, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 85.02 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 81.44 cents per pound.