NC Market Highlights for Tuesday March 27

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 473 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were steady to $3.00 lower; bulls were $3.00 to $4.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder steers were mostly $3.00 to $10.00 lower, heifers were mixed; $5.00 lower to $5.00 higher, and bulls were $2.00 $5.00 lower.  Demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $65.00, with high dressing up to $71.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $74.00 to $89.00, with high dressing up to $93.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $150.00 to $166.00, 500-600lbs. ranged $136.00 to $152.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $130.00 to $147.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $119.00 to $138.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $144.00 to $159.00.

 

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 3,311,000 head compared to 3,204,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance.  Supplies are light. Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 277.54, Large 277.54, Medium 164.39,  and Small 100.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent higher.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.57 at feed mills and $3.85-$4.47 at elevators; new crop $3.99-$4.67.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 to 2 cents lower; prices were $10.13-$10.28 at the processors and $9.48-$9.93 at the elevators; new crop $9.80-$10.12.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent higher, prices were $4.12-$4.37 at the feed mills; new crop $4.14-$4.72.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $407.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.37, —–, 4.37; Candor 4.47, —–, —-; Cofield 4.15, 10.03, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, —–, 4.37; Monroe 4.51, —–, —-; Nashville 4.30, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.57, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.42, —–, 4.37; Creswell 4.12, 9.68, 4.12; Statesville 4.27, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.42, —–, 4.37; Pantego #2 3.87, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.17, 9.73, —-; Clarkton 4.17, 9.73, —-; Clement 3.99, 9.59, —-; Clinton 4.17, 9.68, —-; Creswell 4.02, 9.73, —-; Elizabeth City 3.85, 9.88, —-; Lagrange 4.17, 9.63, —-; Monroe —-, 9.93, —-; Mount Olive 4.17, 9.63, —-; Norwood 4.22, 9.48, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.47, —–, —-; Wilson 4.17, 9.68, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.83 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.63 cents per pound.