NC Market Highlights Jan. 19

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 779 cattle and

8 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower; while bulls were mixed, 1.00 lower to 4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher; heifers were steady to 4.00 higher; and bulls were mostly 1.00 to 4.00 lower.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest varied by location.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to heavy.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50-$59, with high dressing up to $79.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80-$88.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $146-$155, 500-600 lbs. ranged $145-$150.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-

500 lbs. ranged $125-$137, 500-600 lbs. were $121-$133.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $136-$157, 500-600 lbs. were $125-$135.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,070,000 head compared to 3,052,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly 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 140.20, Large 137.71, Medium 110.00, and Small 85.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 82.64 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 79.03 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  ***Availability of prices limited due to inclement weather closings.***  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.88-$4.23 at feed mills and $3.53-$3.98 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.46.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 1 cent higher.  Prices were not available at the processors and ranged $8.89-$9.39 at the elevators; new crop $9.51-$9.79.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $3.83-$4.13 at the feed mills and not available at the elevators; new crop $3.88-$4.56.  Per ton f.o.b. for 48% protein soybean meal at processing plants was not available.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.23, —–, 4.04; Candor 4.23, —–, —-; Cofield 3.88,  9.29, —-; Laurinburg 4.18, —–, 3.98; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Nashville —-, —–, —-;

Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.18, —–, 4.13; Creswell 3.83,  9.08, 3.83; Statesville —-, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.18, —–, 4.13; Pantego #2 4.08, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.53,  9.13, —-; Clarkton —-,  9.13, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.53,  9.08, —-; Creswell —-, —–, —-; Elizabeth City 3.63,  9.19, —-;

Lagrange 3.53,  8.98, —-; Monroe —-,  9.39, —-; Mount Olive 3.53,  9.03, —-;

Norwood 3.98,  8.89, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 —-, —–, —-;

Wilson 3.53,  9.03, —-.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  —-; Selma  —-.


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