NC Market Highlights Jan. 9

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 4,351,000 head compared to 4,225,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

The N.C. egg market is steady on Small, lower on the balance.  Supplies are mostly moderate. Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 150.13, Large 146.69, Medium 114.56, and Small 84.00.

Eastern North Carolina

2017 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 12.00-16.00 mostly 12.00-13.00 few higher, U.S. No. 1 Petite 10.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 10.00 occasional 6.50, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.50 some 7.00 occasional higher

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was without a price comparison.  Prices ranged $3.81-$4.39 at feed mills and $3.39-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.85-$4.45.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were without a price comparison; prices were $9.31-$9.51 at the processors and $8.86-$9.41 at the elevators; new crop $9.55-$9.75.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without a price comparison, prices were $3.81-$4.11 at the feed mills and $3.51-$3.87 at the elevators; new crop $3.96-$4.55.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $347.90 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.11, —–, 4.01; Candor 4.21, —–, —-; Cofield 3.86, 9.31, —-; Laurinburg 3.96, 9.00, 3.96; Monroe 4.33, —–, —-; Nashville 4.04, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.39, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.16, —–, 4.11; Creswell 3.81, 9.10, 3.81; Statesville 4.01, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.16, —–, 4.11; Pantego #2 4.06, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.51, 9.15, 3.51; Clarkton 3.51, 9.15, 3.51; Clement 3.72, 9.04, 3.87; Clinton 3.51, 9.10, 3.51; Creswell 3.39, 8.96, —-; Elizabeth City 3.61, 9.21, —-; Lagrange 3.51, 9.00, 3.51; Monroe —-, 9.41, —-; Mount Olive 3.51, 9.05, 3.51; Norwood 3.96, 8.91, —-; Register —-, 8.86, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, 9.01, —-; Wilson 3.51, 9.05, 3.51.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 78.76 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 75.61 cents per pound.