NC Slaughter Cows Drop, Bulls Higher

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 931 cattle, 145 goats, and 161 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 3.00 to 6.00 lower; and slaughter bulls were 6.00 to 10.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; heifers were steady; and bulls were mostly steady to 3.00 higher.  Demand, market activity, and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $60-$70, with high dressing up to $82.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $83-$88.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $140-$159, 500-600 lbs. ranged $140-$154.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $120-$140, 500-600 lbs. were $120-$135.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130-$144, 500-600 lbs. were $127-$140.

Goats:  At the bi-weekly goat sale in Shelby on Friday, September 22, a total of 123 goats and 41 sheep were sold.  All prices are quoted per head.  Slaughter and Replacement Classes – Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs. $100-$150, 60-80 lbs. $135-$160; Selection 2 20-40 lbs. $50-$80, 40-60 lbs. $80-$80, 60-80lbs. $90-$125.  Yearlings: Selection 2 60-80 lbs. $90-$105; Selection 3 60-80 lbs. $50-$70.  Does/Nannies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs. $125-$180, 100-140 lbs. $145-$385; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $100-$110.  Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 100-150 lbs. $140-$170,  150-250 lbs. $215-$330; Selection 2 70-100 lbs. $65-$75.  Slaughter Lambs: Choice & Prime: 100-140 lbs. $120-$165.  Ewes: Good: 100-200 lbs. $125-$210; Utility 80-100 lbs. $92.50-$120.

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 3,126,000 head compared to 3,034,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, higher on the balance.  Supplies were mostly light.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 149.77, Large 149.77, Medium 108.86, and Small 71.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.21 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.86 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.30 at feed mills and $3.53-$4.03 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 13 cents lower.  Prices were $10.01 at the processors and ranged $9.11-$9.36 at the elevators; new crop $9.16-$9.26.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.88-$4.03 at the feed mills and $3.68-$3.87 at the elevators; new crop $4.38-$4.72.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.10 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 3.93, —–, 3.93; Candor 4.19, —–, —-; Cofield —-, —–, —-; Laurinburg 3.88,  9.16, 3.88; Monroe 4.18, —–, —-; Nashville 4.05, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.30, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.03, —–, 4.03; Statesville 4.03, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.03, —–, 4.03; Pantego #2 3.83, —–, —-.

Elevators:  Bladenboro 3.73,  9.31, 3.73; Clarkton 3.73,  9.31, 3.73; Clement 3.72,  9.29, 3.87; Clinton 3.83,  9.31, 3.83; Creswell 3.53,  9.36, —-; Elizabeth City —-, —–, —-; Lagrange 3.73,  9.31, 3.73; Monroe —-,  9.36, —-; Mount Olive 3.78,  9.31, 3.78; Norwood 3.84,  9.11, —-; Register 3.98, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.03,  9.21, —-; Wilson 3.68,  9.31, 3.68.

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  10.01; Raleigh —–.

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.)Eastern North Carolina – 2016 Crop Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types

U.S. No. 1 $13-$16 mostly $15-$16 few higher occasional lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite $11-$14 few lower, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10 mostly $8-$9 some $7, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$10 few higher occasional lower.  Western North Carolina – 2017 Crop Apples:  Demand very good.  Market about steady.  Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $20.90-$24; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $22-$24; Gala U.S. Extra Fancy 2 1/2” minimum/up $24-$25.  Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $10-$12; extra large $10-$12, fair quality $8-$10; large $9-$11.  Squash:  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini lower, Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, Yeloow Crookenck about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$12, medium $8-$10; Yellow Straightneck small $10-$12, medium $8-$10; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $16-$16.35, medium $12-$12.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $15.95-$21.95 mostly $17.95-$18.95, extra large $15.95-$21.95 mostly $17.95-$18.95, large $15.95-$21.95 mostly $17.95-$18.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $12.95-$17.95, 20 pound cartons loose $23.95-$33.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $13.95-$17.95, large $13.95-$17.95, medium $15.95.


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