NC Market Report

At the livestock auction held Friday at Siler City a total of 836 cattle and 139 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were steady to $3.00 higher, bulls $3.00 lower when compared to the previous sale. Feeder steers were steady to $1.00 lower, heifers were steady to $3.00 lower, bulls were steady to $2.00 lower. Moderate demand and buyer activity. Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $54.00 to $61.00, with high dressing up to $64.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $63.00 to $76.00. M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $130.00 to $156.00, 500-600lbs. ranged $140.00 to $150.00. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $120.00 to $128.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $114.00 to $128.00. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $130.00 to $146.00.

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 Monday in North Carolina is 3,019,000 head compared to 3,015,000 head last Monday.

The N.C. egg market is lower on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate. Retail demand is moderate to good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 203.62, Large 203.15, Medium 134.86, and Small 84.00.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 cents lower. Prices ranged $3.76-$4.34 at feed mills and $3.36-$3.91 at elevators; new crop $3.82-$4.42. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 to 17 cents lower; the price at the processor was $9.47; prices ranged $8.93-$9.38 at the elevators; new crop $9.69-$9.89. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower; prices were $3.89-$4.04 at the feed mills and $3.49-3.73 at the elevators; new crop $3.82-$4.53. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $357.70 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 3.99, —–, 3.94; Candor 4.14, —–, —-; Cofield 3.76, 9.43, —-; Laurinburg 3.89, 9.02, 3.89; Monroe 4.24, —–, —-; Nashville 4.02, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.34, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.09, —–, 4.04; Statesville 3.99, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.09, —–, 4.04; Pantego #2 3.99, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.49, 9.22, 3.49; Clarkton 3.36, 9.22, 3.49; Clement 3.58, 9.19, 3.73; Clinton 3.49, 9.17, 3.49; Creswell 3.37, 9.20, —-; Elizabeth City 3.49, 9.38, —-; Lagrange 3.49, 9.07, 3.49; Monroe —-, 9.38, —-; Mount Olive 3.49, 9.12, 3.49; Norwood 3.89, 8.93, —-; Register —-, 9.12, —-; Warsaw #2 3.91, 9.12, —-; Wilson 3.49, 9.12, 3.49.

Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 74.00 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 70.96 cents per pound.


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