NC Market Highlights Jan. 11

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg, Canton, and Siler City a total of 1286 cattle and 10 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower, bulls were mostly steady to $2.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mixed.  Demand and buyer activity were mostly moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light while cattle quality varied plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$65.00, with high dressing up to $75.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $72.00-$89.00, with high dressing $90.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $140.00-$165.00, 500-600 lbs. were $134.00-$157.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $123.00-$141.00, 500-600 lbs. were $122.00-$134.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$156.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,090,000 head compared to 2,989,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, lower on the balance. Supplies are mostly moderate.  Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 137.82, Large 134.38, Medium 105.74 and Small 84.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.79-$4.37 at feed mills and $3.37-$4.19 at elevators; new crop $3.83-$4.43. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 cents lower; prices were $9.25-$9.45 at the processors and $8.80-$9.34 at the elevators; new crop $9.53-$9.73.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher, prices were $3.79-$4.09 at the feed mills and $3.49-$3.83 at the elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.53.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $348.20 per ton for 48% protein.  

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.19, —–, 3.99; Candor 4.19, —–, —-; Cofield 3.84, 9.24, —-; Laurinburg 4.14, 8.93, 3.94; Monroe 4.31, —–, —-; Nashville 4.01, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.37, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.14, —–, 4.09; Creswell 3.79, 9.03, 3.79; Statesville 3.99, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.14, —–, 4.09; Pantego #2 4.04, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.49, 9.08, 3.49; Clarkton —-, 9.08, 3.49; Clement 3.68, 8.89, 3.83; Clinton 3.49, 9.03, 3.49; Creswell 3.37, 8.89, —-; Elizabeth City 3.59, 9.14, —-; Lagrange 3.49, 8.93, 3.49; Monroe —-, 9.34, —-; Mount Olive 3.49, 8.98, 3.49; Norwood 3.94, 8.84, —-; Register —-, 8.80, —-; Warsaw #2 4.19, 8.95, —-; Wilson 3.49, 8.98, 3.49.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 78.85 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 75.79 cents per pound.

 

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