NC Market Highlights Jan. 29

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 864 cattle and 2 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were $3.00 to $5.00 higher, bulls were mostly steady when compared to the previous sales.  Feeder cattle were mostly $4.00 to $11.00 higher.  Buyer demand and activity were moderate to good for the moderate offerings. The quality of the cattle was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $52.00 to $64.00, with high dressing up to $72.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $80.00 to $90.00, with high dressing up to $91.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $140.00-$175.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $140.00 to $159.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $125.00 to $155.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $122.00 to $140.00.  400-500 M&L feeder bulls ranged $140.00 to $170.00.   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 Thursday in North Carolina is 3,121,000 head compared to 1,677,000 head last Thursday.

 

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 162.27, Large 160.72, Medium 124.61, and Small 86.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Report issued Monday and Thursday. 40-pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-16.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 some 6.50-7.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 few higher and lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to the previous report.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.55 at feed mills and $3.43-$4.25 at elevators; new crop $3.89-$4.49.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady; prices were $9.77-$9.92 at the processors and $9.12-$9.62 at the elevators; new crop $9.63-$9.97.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent lower.  Prices ranged $3.85-$4.15 at the feed mills and $3.88 at the elevators; new crop $4.00-$4.59.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $370.40 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.25, —–, 4.05; Candor 4.30, —–, —-; Cofield 3.90, 9.52, —-; Laurinburg 4.20, —–, 4.00; Monroe 4.37, —–, —-; Nashville 4.06, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.43, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.20, —–, 4.15; Creswell 3.85, 9.32, 3.85; Statesville 4.55, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.20, —–, 4.15; Pantego #2 4.00, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.55, 9.37, —-; Clarkton —-, 9.37, —-; Clement 3.73, 9.15, 3.88; Clinton 3.55, 9.32, —-; Creswell 3.43, 9.18, —-; Elizabeth City 3.65, 9.42, —-; Lagrange 3.55, 9.22, —-; Monroe —-, 9.62, —-; Mount Olive 3.55, 9.27, —-; Norwood 4.05, 9.12, —-; Register —-, 9.17, —-; Warsaw #2 4.25, —–, —-; Wilson 3.55, 9.27, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 82.38 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 79.13 cents per pound.

 

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