NC Market Highlights Jan. 26

At the livestock auctions held Tuesday at Mount Airy and Shelby a total of 358 cattle and 10 goats were sold. Compared to their previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $5.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were $5.00 to $9.00 higher.  Demand and buyer activity were mixed for the light offerings.  Quality of cattle was mostly average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $63.00, with high dressing up to $78.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $75.00 to $84.50 with high dressing ranging $86.00 to $93.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $143.00 to $176.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $149.00 to $153.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $129.00 to $142.00; 500-600 lbs. ranged $127.00 to $142.50.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $145.00 to $167.00.

 

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 Wednesday in North Carolina is 3,138,000 head compared to 1,612,000 head last Wednesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on Small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 158.49, Large 156.94, Medium 120.35, and Small 86.00.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.86-$4.44 at feed mills and $3.44-$4.26 at elevators: new crop $3.90-$4.50.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 6 cents higher; prices were $9.77-$9.92 at the processor, $9.12-$9.62 at the elevators; new crop $9.63-$9.98.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents higher. Prices were $3.86-$4.16 at the feed mills and $3.88 at the elevators, new crop $3.98-$4.60.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $372.00 per ton bid for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.26, —–, 4.06; Candor 4.32, —–, —-; Cofield 3.92, 9.52, —-; Laurinburg 4.21, —–, 4.01; Monroe 4.38, —–, —-; Nashville 4.07, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.44, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.16; Creswell 3.86, 9.32, 3.86; Statesville 4.06, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 4.01, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.56, 9.37, —-; Clarkton —-, 9.37, —-; Clement 3.73, 9.15, 3.88; Clinton 3.56, 9.32, —-; Creswell 3.44, 9.18, —-; Elizabeth City 3.67, 9.42, —-; Lagrange 3.56, 9.22, —-; Monroe —-, 9.62, —-; Mount Olive 3.56, 9.27, —-; Norwood 4.07, 9.12, —-; Register —-, 9.17, —-; Warsaw #2 4.26, —–, —-; Wilson 3.56, 9.27, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.77 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 79.37 cents per pound.

 

 

 

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