NC Market Highlights for Tuesday March 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 452 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $1.00 to $4.00 higher; bulls were $2.00 to $6.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder cattle were mixed.  Demand was good with buyer activity moderate.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $58.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $75.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $75.00 to $90.00, with high dressing $90.00 to $102.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $165.00 to $177.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers 400-500 lbs. ranged $136.00 to $146.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $124.00 to $145.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $152.00 to $166.00.

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 3,204,000 head compared to 3,049,000 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 192.48, Large 190.49, Medium 137.04, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate. Market no trend.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 occasional lower, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00 some 7.00-7.50 occasional higher

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower.  Prices ranged $3.95-$4.65 at feed mills and $3.93-$4.55 at elevators; new crop $4.04-$4.64.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents higher; prices were $10.50-$10.60 at the processors and $9.86-$10.31 at the elevators; new crop $9.89-$10.22.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower, prices were $4.20-$4.45 at the feed mills and $4.14 at the elevators; new crop $4.37-$4.89.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $422.90 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.45, —–, 4.45; Candor 4.55, —–, —-; Cofield 4.23, 10.46, —-; Laurinburg 4.40, —–, 4.45; Monroe 4.59, —–, —-; Nashville 4.30, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.65, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.50, —–, 4.45; Creswell 4.20, 10.11, 4.20; Statesville 4.35, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.50, —–, 4.45; Pantego #2 3.95, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.25, 10.16, —-; Clarkton 4.25, 10.16, —-; Clement 3.99, 9.98, 4.14; Clinton 4.25, 10.11, —-; Creswell 4.02, 9.86, —-; Elizabeth City 3.93, 10.31, —-; Lagrange 4.25, 10.06, —-; Monroe —-, 10.30, —-; Mount Olive 4.25, 10.06, —-; Norwood 4.30, 9.91, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.55, —–, —-; Wilson 4.25, 10.11, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.59 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.92 cents per pound.