NC Market Highlights Jan. 18

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,429 cattle, 27 goats, and 8 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 3.00 lower; while bulls were steady to 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly steady; heifers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 lower; and bulls were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 higher.  Demand was moderate to good; market activity and buyer interest were moderate to active.  Offerings of cattle were light to moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$63, with high dressing up to $74.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $75-$89, high dressing ranged $89-$90.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$164, 500-600 lbs. ranged $142-$157.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122-$141, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$142.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $131-$166, 500-600 lbs. were $115-$156.50.

 

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, January 12, a total of 97 goats and

11 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1 & 2 20-80 lbs. $55-$160.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 & 2 50-100 lbs. $65-$152.50, 100-140 lbs. $150-$185.

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was

adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,139,000 head compared to 3,057,000 head last Tuesday.

 

Eggs:  The market had no price comparison.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate to good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 137.37, Large 134.88, Medium 108.78, and Small 85.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 81.93 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 78.66 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.78-$4.36 at feed mills and $3.36-$4.18 at elevators; new crop $3.83-$4.43. 

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 7 to 13 cents higher.  Prices were $9.43-$9.58 at the processors and ranged $8.88-$9.38 at the elevators; new crop $9.46-$9.79.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 2 cents higher; prices were $3.78-$4.08 at the feed mills and $3.81 at the elevators; new crop $3.84-$4.52.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $352.80 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.18, —–, 3.98; Candor 4.18, —–, —-; Cofield 3.83, 9.28, —-; Laurinburg 4.13, —–, 3.93; Monroe 4.30, —–, —-; Nashville 4.00, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.36, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.13, —–, 4.08; Creswell 3.78, 9.08, 3.78; Statesville 3.98, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.13, —–, 4.08; Pantego #2 4.03, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.48, 9.13, —-; Clarkton —-, 9.13, —-;

Clement 3.66, 8.97, 3.81; Clinton 3.48, 9.08, —-; Creswell 3.36, 8.94, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.58, 9.18, —-; Lagrange 3.48, 8.98, —-; Monroe —-, 9.38, —-;

Mount Olive 3.48, 9.03, —-; Norwood 3.93, 8.88, —-; Register —-, 8.98, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.18, —–, —-; Wilson 3.48, 9.03, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  9.58; Selma  9.43.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2017 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market no trend/holiday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $12-$16 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 few $6.50-$7.50,

No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 few higher and lower.