NC Market Report

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2,381 cattle and 47 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $6.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to $9.00 lower, heifers were mostly steady to $2.00 higher, bulls mostly steady to $2.00 lower.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to heavy while cattle quality varied plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $48.00-$61.00, with high dressing up to $71.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $66.00-$87.00, with high dressing $88.00-$96.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $131.00-$166.00, 500-600 lbs. were $130.00-$153.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $120.00-$137.50, 500-600 lbs. were $116.00-$135.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$163.00.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,137,000 head compared to 3,064,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 204.57, Large 204.57, Medium 134.86 and Small 84.00.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.81-$4.38 at feed mills and $3.39-$3.94 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.46. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 10 to 11 cents higher; prices were $9.83 at the processors and $9.19-$9.64 at the elevators; new crop $9.89-$10.09.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady, prices were $3.93-$4.08 at the feed mills and $3.53-$3.75 at the elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.57.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $373.30 per ton for 48% protein.  

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.03, —–, 3.98; Candor 4.19, —–, —-; Cofield 3.81, 9.69, —-; Laurinburg 3.93, 9.28, 3.93; Monroe 4.28, —–, —-; Nashville 4.06, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.38, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.13, —–, 4.08; Statesville 3.89, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.13, —–, 4.08; Pantego #2 3.89, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.53, 9.48, 3.53; Clarkton 3.39, 9.48, 3.53; Clement 3.60, 9.37, 3.75; Clinton 3.53, 9.43, 3.53; Creswell 3.41, 9.46, —-; Elizabeth City 3.54, 9.64, —-; Lagrange 3.53, 9.33, 3.53; Monroe —-, 9.64, —-; Mount Olive 3.53, 9.38, 3.53; Norwood 3.94, 9.19, —-; Register —-, 9.38, —-; Warsaw #2 3.94, 9.38, —-; Wilson 3.53, 9.38, 3.53.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 73.51 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 70.54 cents per pound.


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