NC Market Highlights Friday Feb. 16

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mount Airy and Shelby, a total of 496 cattle and 3 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mixed, 3.00 lower to 6.00 higher; and bulls were 2.00 lower to 1.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 4.00 to 6.00 higher; heifers were mixed, 1.00 lower to 5.00 higher; and bulls, 400-500 lbs. were mostly 3.00 higher, while 500-600 lbs. were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest varied by location.  Offerings of cattle were light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $51-$60, with high dressing up to $47.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $77-$82, high dressing ranged $91-$96.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $166-$183, 500-600 lbs. ranged $150-$165.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $143-$154, 500-600 lbs. were $130-$137.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $160-$179, 500-600 lbs. ranged $133-$148.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,135,000 head compared to 3,016,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were mostly heavy.  Retail demand was mostly moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 175.49, Large 173.00, Medium 122.70, and Small 86.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 76.10 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 73.21 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.87-$4.55 at feed mills and $3.77-$4.37 at elevators; new crop $3.97-$4.57. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 6 cents higher.  Prices were $10.02-$10.12 at the processors and ranged $9.34-$9.87 at the elevators; new crop $9.73-$10.05.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $3.97-$4.27 at the feed mills; new crop $4.28-$4.68.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $401.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.32, —–, 4.17; Candor 4.42, —–, —-; Cofield 4.07, 9.87, —-; Laurinburg 4.32, —–, 4.12; Monroe 4.49, —–, —-; Nashville 4.18, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.55, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.32, —–, 4.27; Creswell 3.97, 9.57, 3.97; Statesville 4.17, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.32, —–, 4.27; Pantego #2 3.87, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.07, 9.77, —-; Clarkton 4.07, 9.77, —-; Clement 3.88, 9.34, 4.03; Clinton 4.07, 9.77, —-; Creswell 3.92, 9.43, —-; Elizabeth City 3.77, 9.77, —-;

Lagrange 4.07, 9.77, —-; Monroe —-, 9.87, —-; Mount Olive 4.07, 9.77, —-;

Norwood 4.17, 9.37, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.37, —–, —-;

Wilson 4.07, 9.77, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville 10.12; Selma 10.02.