NCDA & CS MARKET HIGHLIGHTS FOR THURSDAY MARCH 7

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for March 06, 2019 reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. All livestock is state reported.

Cattle: At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 454 cattle were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to 1.00 higher, while bulls were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mostly 2.00 to 6.00 higher. Demand was good; market activity and buyer interest were active. Offerings of cattle were moderate. Cattle quality was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $53-$63, with high dressing up to $71. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, ranged $68-$78, high dressing were $89-$93. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $160-$176.50, 500-600 lbs. were $141-$163. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $136-$142, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130-$135. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $147-$171, 500-600 lbs. ranged $136-$147.

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 desirable. The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,394,000 head compared to 3,306,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs: The market was higher on medium, lower on extra large and large, steady on small. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 120.78, Large 119.40, Medium 94.39, and Small 80.00.

Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 70.96 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 68.60 cents per pound.

Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn had no price comparison when compared to last report. Prices ranged $4.12-$4.60 at feed mills and $3.87-$4.37 at elevators; new crop $3.86-$4.50.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans had no price comparison. Prices were $8.59-$8.89 at the processors and ranged $8.24-$8.72 at the elevators; new crop $8.35-$9.22. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat had no price comparison; prices were $4.07-$4.32 at the feed mills and $4.02 at the elevators; new crop $4.01-$4.61. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $341.10 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.42, —–, 4.32; Candor 4.43, —–, —-; Cofield 4.15, 8.87, —-; Laurinburg 4.42, —–, 4.32; Monroe 4.32, —–, —-; Nashville 4.60, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.47, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.42, —–, 4.32; Creswell 4.12, —–, 4.07; Statesville 4.12, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.42, —–, 4.32; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.12, 8.62, 4.02; Clarkton 4.02, 8.49, 4.02; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.12, 8.62, 4.02; Creswell 3.87, 8.24, —-; Elizabeth City 3.88, 8.72, —-; Lagrange 4.12, 8.62, 4.02; Monroe —-, 8.62, —-; Mount Olive 4.12, 8.62, 4.02;

Norwood 4.13, 8.27, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.37, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.49, 4.02.

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.89; Selma, 8.59.