NC Market Update for May 12, 2017

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood 1,107 cattle and 11 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly $3.00 to $8.00 lower; bulls were mostly steady to $6.00 lower.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $5.00 lower when compared to the previous sales.   Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60.00 to $74.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $90.00 to $98.00 with high dressing up to $113.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $130.00-$158.00, 500-600 lbs. brought $141.00 to $156.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers ranged $127.00 to $140.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $120.00 to $144.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,967,000 head compared to 2,949,000 head last Thursday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 86.02, Large 79.04, Medium 61.86, and Small 52.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2016 Season

Sweet Potatoes:  demand moderate.  Market about steady. Report issued on Monday and Thursday.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 14.00-16.00 some 13.00 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 11.00-14.00, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 few 7.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-9.00 some 10.00 few higher and lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.92-$4.59 at feed mills and $3.79-$4.44 at elevators; new crop $3.92-$4.67.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 4 cents lower; prices were $9.11-$9.46 at the elevators; new crop $9.24-$9.69.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was without a price comparison; new crop $4.08-$4.49.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was without a per ton price for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.39, —–, —-; Candor 4.39, —–, —-; Cofield 4.04, 9.66, —-; Laurinburg 4.39, —–, —-; Monroe 4.49, —–, —-; Nashville 4.20, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.59, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.34, —–, —-; Statesville 4.10, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.34, —–, —-; Pantego #2 3.92, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.04, —–, —-; Clarkton 3.95, —–, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.14, —–, —-; Creswell 3.94, 9.31, —-; Elizabeth City 3.79, 9.41, —-; Lagrange 4.04, —–, —-; Monroe —-, 9.46, —-; Mount Olive 4.04, —–, —-; Norwood 4.24, 9.11, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.44, —–, —-; Wilson 3.95, —–, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 78.43 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 76.02 cents per pound.


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