NC Market Highlights for Wednesday March 21

At the livestock auction held Friday at Siler City a total of 907 cattle and 175 goats were sold.  When compared to the previous sale, slaughter cows were steady to $7.00 lower; bulls were mixed, $5.00 lower to $2.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly $2.00 to $7.00 lower; heifers were steady to $3.00 lower; bulls were mostly $3.00 to $10.00 lower.  Moderate demand, buyer activity and offerings.  Quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $57.00 to $69.00, with high dressing up to $78.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $92.00 to $94.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $160.00 to $183.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $144.00 to $164.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00 to $154.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $145.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $140.00 to $156.00.

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 3,078,000 head compared to 2,907,000 head last Monday.

 

The N.C. egg market is higher on all sizes.  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 256.64, Large 256.64, Medium 155.26, and Small 91.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady. 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 some 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 some low as 7.00 few higher.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.55 at feed mills and $3.83-$4.45 at elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.65.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 27 cents lower; the price at the processor was $10.07-$10.22; prices ranged $9.43-$9.88 at the elevators; new crop $9.76-$10.08.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 7 cents lower; prices were $4.10-$4.35 at the feed mills; new crop $4.13-$4.70.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $388.60 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.35, —–, 4.35; Candor 4.45, —–, —-; Cofield 4.13, 9.98, —-; Laurinburg 4.30, —–, 4.35; Monroe 4.49, —–, —-; Nashville 4.29, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.55, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.40, —–, 4.35; Creswell 4.10, 9.62, 4.10; Statesville 4.25, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.40, —–, 4.35; Pantego #2 3.85, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.15, 9.67, —-; Clarkton 4.15, 9.67, —-; Clement 4.03, 9.64, —-; Clinton 4.15, 9.62, —-; Creswell 4.00, 9.67, —-; Elizabeth City 3.83, 9.83, —-; Lagrange 4.15, 9.57, —-; Monroe —-, 9.88, —-; Mount Olive 4.15, 9.57, —-; Norwood 4.20, 9.43, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.45, —–, —-; Wilson 4.15, 9.62, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 81.73 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 78.06 cents per pound.