NC Market Highlights for Wednesday March 14

At the livestock auction held Friday at Siler City a total of 1,172 cattle and 114 goats were sold.  When compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; bulls were $4.00 to $6.00 higher.  Feeder steers and bulls were mostly $3.00 to $10.00 higher; heifers were mostly steady to $8.00 lower.  Moderate demand, buyer activity and offerings.  Quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $85.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $90.00 to $99.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $153.00 to $189.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $155.00 to $166.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00 to $154.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $123.00 to $146.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $150.00 to $168.00.     At the bimonthly goat and sheep sale in Shelby, 150 goats, and 37 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes:  Goats Kids:  Selection 1 40-60 lbs. 115.00-180.00, 60-80 lbs. 132.50-160.00; Selection 2 under 20 lbs. 45.00-60.00, 20-40 lbs. 52.50-90.00, 40-60 lbs. 70.00-105.00, 60-80 lbs. 95.00-127.50.  Yearlings Selection 1 80-100 lbs. 147.50-250.00.  Does/Nannies:  Selection 1 100-140 lbs. 165.00-260.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 102.50-122.50, 100-140 lbs. 100.00-150.00.  Wethers:  Selection 1 70-100 lbs. 147.50-160.00, 100-150 lbs. 180.00-250.00; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 125.00-145.00.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 2 70-100 lbs. 90.00-120.00, 100-150 lbs. 107.50-160.00.  Sheep – Lambs: Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. 125.00-160.00. Ewes – Good 100-200 lbs. 145.00-215.00.

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina is 3,118,000 head compared to 3,020,000 head last Monday.

 

The N.C. egg market is steady on Small, lower on Medium, higher 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 226.39, Large 226.39, Medium 134.00, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market no trend.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pond cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-15.00 some 15.50-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00 few lower, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some low as 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some 7.00-7.50 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady.  Prices ranged $4.00-$4.70 at feed mills and $3.99-$4.60 at elevators; new crop $4.08-$4.85.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 to 7 cents higher; the price at the processor was $10.26-$10.41; prices ranged $9.59-$10.06 at the elevators; new crop $9.89-$10.21.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $4.25-$4.50 at the feed mills and $4.30 at the elevators; new crop $4.42-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $400.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.50, —–, 4.50; Candor 4.61, —–, —-; Cofield 4.29, 10.16, —-; Laurinburg 4.45, —–, 4.50; Monroe 4.64, —–, —-; Nashville 4.43, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.70, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.55, —–, 4.50; Creswell 4.25, 9.81, 4.25; Statesville 4.40, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.55, —–, 4.50; Pantego #2 4.00, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.30, 9.86, —-; Clarkton 4.30, 9.86, —-; Clement 4.15, 9.88, 4.30; Clinton 4.30, 9.81, —-; Creswell 4.09, 9.59, —-; Elizabeth City 3.99, 10.01, —-; Lagrange 4.03, 9.76, —-; Monroe —-, 10.06, —-; Mount Olive 4.30, 9.76, —-; Norwood 4.36, 9.61, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.60, —–, —-; Wilson 4.30, 9.81, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 83.78 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 80.20 cents per pound.