NC Market Highlights for Wednesday April 11

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 1,378 cattle, 70 goats, and

9 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 2.00 higher; bulls were steady to 6.00 higher.  Feeder steers and heifers were mostly 2.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were unevenly steady, 2.00 lower to 2.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $56-$66, with high dressing up to $78.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$96, high dressing ranged $100-$105.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $132-$167, 500-600 lbs. ranged $138-$149.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$137, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$130.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $120-$151.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, April 06, a total of 191 goats and 39 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1&2 20-80 lbs. $50-$170; Does/Nannies: Selection 1&2 50-100 lbs. $85-$137.50, 100-140 lbs. $135-$265; Bucks/Billies: Selection 1&2 70-100 lbs. $85-$115, 100-150 lbs. $155-$220.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $75-$107.50; Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs. $110-$135, 60-100 lbs. $142.50-$160.

 

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 Monday in North Carolina was 2,999,000 head compared to 2,030,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were mostly heavy.  Retail demand was mostly light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 226.48, Large 226.48, Medium 129.91, and Small 95.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 83.41 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.19 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.00-$4.75 at feed mills and $4.01-$4.60 at elevators; new crop $4.15-$4.81.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 13 to 14 cents higher.  Prices were $10.32-$10.57 at the processors and ranged $9.67-$10.17 at the elevators; new crop $9.96-$10.28.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $4.25-$4.55 at the feed mills; new crop $4.33-$4.86.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $419.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.60, —–, 4.50; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.32, 10.37, —-; Laurinburg 4.55, —–, 4.50; Monroe 4.70, —–, —-; Nashville 4.42, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.75, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.55, —–, 4.55; Creswell 4.25, 9.87, 4.25; Statesville 4.40, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.55, —–, 4.55; Pantego #2 4.00, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.30, 9.92, —-; Clarkton 4.30, 9.92, —-; Clement 4.18, 9.82, —-; Clinton 4.30, 9.87, —-; Creswell 4.15, 9.92, —-; Elizabeth City 4.01, 10.17, —-;

Lagrange 4.30, 9.82, —-; Monroe —-, 10.12, —-; Mount Olive 4.30, 9.82, —-;

Norwood 4.36, 9.67, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.60, —–, —-;

Wilson 4.30, 9.87, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.57; Selma 10.32.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $12-$15 some $15.50-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 some $6.50-$7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 few higher and lower.