NC Slaughter Cows Up, Bulls Mixed

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 450 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 4.00 to 9.00 higher; while slaughter bulls were mixed, 17.00 lower to 4.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mostly 4.00 to 5.00 lower; heifers were mixed, 14.00 lower to 10.00 higher; and bulls were 2.00 to 8.00 higher.  Demand was light; market activity, and buyer interest were slow.  Offerings of cattle were moderate.  Cattle quality was plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $69-$84, with high dressing up to $92.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $82-$103.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers were $142-$147, 500-600 lbs. ranged $137-$145.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $134-$136.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $145-$147.

 

Video Auction:  At the Southeast Livestock Exchange video auction on Tuesday, August 01, an estimated 3,145 cattle were sold.  All lots are current delivery unless noted otherwise.  Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 650 lbs. $145.50 (Nov); 659 lbs. $151.21; 665 lbs. $151.50 (Oct); 650 lbs. $155.50 (Sept); 670 lbs. $145 (Oct split loads); 680 lbs. $135.50 (split loads); 734 lbs. $146.83; 775 lbs. $137 (Nov); 724 lbs. $142.77 (split loads); 780 lbs. $143 (Sept, split loads); 775 lbs. $138 (Oct, split loads); 854 lbs. $139.25 (Sept); 837 lbs. $144.19.  Holstein Steers: Large 2 500 lbs. $112.25.  Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 620 lbs. $143 (Sept); 665 lbs. $140 (Oct); 661 lbs. $137.17; 666 lbs. $129.91 (split loads); 640 lbs. $137 (Oct, split loads); 735 lbs. $132.75; 757 lbs.

$133.59 (Sept); 750 lbs. $137 (Sept, split loads); 720 lbs. $142.25 (split loads); 700 lbs. $132 (Oct, split loads); 850 lbs. $126.75 (Sept).

 

Broiler-Fryers:  The No

rth Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was

adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,078,000 head compared to 2,875,000 head last Wednesday.

 

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 112.81, Large 110.02, Medium 70.86, and Small 52.00.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 71.00 cents per

pound; the U.S. average is 68.86 cents per pound.

 

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.99-$4.45 at feed mills and $3.79-$4.40 at elevators; new crop $3.79-$4.56.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 6 to 7 cents higher.  Prices were $9.72 at the processors and ranged $9.06-$9.63 at the elevators; new crop $9.37-$9.78.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was

2 cents higher; prices were $3.79-$3.90 at the feed mills and $3.65-$4.00 at the elevators; new crop $4.97.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $339.20 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills:  Bladenboro 4.24, —–, 3.79; Candor 4.40, —–, 3.90; Cofield 3.99, 9.88, —-; Laurinburg 4.19, —–, 3.79; Monroe 4.45, —–, —-; Nashville 4.16, —–, —-;

Roaring River —-, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.34, —–, 3.79; Statesville 4.15, —–, —-;

Warsaw 4.34, —–, 3.79; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators:  Bladenboro 4.14, —–, 3.79; Clarkton 4.14, —–, 3.79;

Clement 3.85, 9.27, 4.00; Clinton 4.19, —–, 3.79; Creswell 3.80, 9.51, —-;

Elizabeth City 3.79, 9.63, —-; Lagrange 4.14, —–, 3.79; Monroe —-, 9.47, —-;

Mount Olive 4.19, —–, 3.79; Norwood 4.10, 9.06, 3.65; Register 4.24, 9.37, —-;

Warsaw #2 4.40, 9.27, —-; Wilson 4.14, —–, 3.79.

 

Soybean Processors:  Fayetteville  9.72; Raleigh —–.

 

Fruit and Vegetable Prices (Shipping Point F.O.B.):  Western North Carolina – 2017 Crop Peppers, Bell Type:  Demand light.  Market lower.  Wide range in price.  Some sales booked open with price to be established later.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $8-$14.35; extra large $8-$14.35, fair quality $6-$12.35; large $7-$13.35.  Squash:  Supply Yellow varieties fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market Zucchini slightly higher, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small $10-$10.35, medium $8-$8.35; Yellow Straightneck small $14-$16.35, medium $12-$12.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small $20-$20.35, medium $14-$14.35.  Tomatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo $12.95-$14.95, extra large $12.95-$14.95, large $11.95-$14.95 mostly $11.95.  Tomatoes, Grape Type:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids $8.95-$10.95; 20 pound cartons loose $17.95-$19.95.  Tomatoes, Plum Type:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Extra services included.  25 pound cartons loose Roma extra large $16.95-$19.95, large $16.95-$19.95, medium $17.95.


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