NC Market Highlights for Wednesday March 28

 

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 741 cattle, 170 goats, and 70 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were unevenly steady, 1.00 lower to 1.00 higher; boning type slaughter cows were 1.00 to 3.00 higher; and bulls were steady to 10.00 lower.  Feeder steers were sharply lower; heifers were steady to 10.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 6.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$69, with high dressing up to $84.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$94.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$168, 500-600 lbs. ranged $148-$154.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$146, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$135.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $130-$150, 500-600 lbs. ranged $124-$152.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, March 23, a total of 166 goats and 51 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1&2 20-80 lbs. $45-$155; Does/Nannies: Selection 1&2 50-100 lbs. $65-$125, 100-140 lbs. $115-$195; Bucks/Billies: Selection 1&2 70-100 lbs. $65-$105, 100-150 lbs. $85-$155, 150-250 lbs. $150-$202.50.  Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $35-$60; Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs. $135-$155, 100-140 lbs. $160-$185.  Ewes: Good 100-200 lbs. $130-$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 3,132,000 head compared to 3,012,000 head last Monday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 288.76, Large 288.76, Medium 173.00, and Small 100.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.28 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 78.59 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.84-$4.54 at feed mills and $3.82-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.64. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 to 3 cents lower.  Prices were $10.10-$10.35 at the processors and ranged $9.46-$9.91 at the elevators; new crop $9.78-$10.11.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $4.09-$4.34 at the feed mills; new crop $4.12-$4.69.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $405.00 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.34, —–, 4.34; Candor 4.44, —–, —-; Cofield 4.12, 10.01, —-; Laurinburg 4.29, —–, 4.34; Monroe 4.48, —–, —-; Nashville 4.26, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.54, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.39, —–, 4.34; Creswell 4.09, 9.65, 4.09; Statesville 4.24, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.39, —–, 4.34; Pantego #2 3.84, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14, 9.70, —-; Clarkton 4.14, 9.70, —-; Clement 4.02, 9.67, —-; Clinton 4.14, 9.65, —-; Creswell 3.99, 9.70, —-; Elizabeth City 3.82, 9.86, —-;

Lagrange 4.14, 9.60, —-; Monroe —-, 9.91, —-; Mount Olive 4.14, 9.60, —-;

Norwood 4.19, 9.46, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.44, —–, —-;

Wilson 4.14, 9.65, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.35; Selma 10.10.

 

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 $16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 some low as $6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 some $7-$7.50 few higher.