NCDA Market highlights for Monday May 21

At the livestock auction held Thursday at Smithfield a total of 460 cattle and no goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $6.50 higher; bulls were mixed, $4.00 lower to $3.00 higher when compared to the previous sale.   Feeder steers and heifers were mixed, $5.00 lower to $4.00 higher, bulls were steady to $7.00 lower.  Demand was moderate with moderate buyer activity.  Moderate offerings with quality of cattle average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $55.00 to $69.00. Slaughter bulls, 1,000 pounds and up were $75.00 to $86.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder steers, 400-500 lbs. brought $136.00 to $154.00, 500-600 lbs. ranged $130.00 to $140.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. ranged $122.00 to $132.00 and 500-600 lbs. were $116.00 to $125.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500lbs. ranged $130.00 to $145.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 4,115,000 head compared to 2,980,000 head last Friday and Saturday.

 

The N.C. egg market is steady on all sizes.  Supplies are mostly heavy.   Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 119.00, Large 115.90, Medium 96.30, and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Strawberries:  supply fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Report issued Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Some harvest curtailed due to heavy rain and wet fields.  Some present shipments from previous commitments.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large 12.00-14.00 some high as 15.00 few low as 11.50.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents higher.  Prices ranged $4.37-$4.77 at feed mills and $4.11-$4.67 at elevators; new crop $4.30-$4.86.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 3 to 4 cents higher; prices were $9.78-$10.08 at the processors and $9.19-$9.66 at the elevators; new crop $9.62-$9.93.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 7 cents higher, prices were $4.37-$4.67 at the feed mills; new crop $4.49-$5.28.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $406.30 per ton for 48% protein.

 

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.64, —–, 4.57; Candor 4.73, —–, —-; Cofield 4.41, 9.91, —-; Laurinburg 4.54, —–, 4.52; Monroe 4.77, —–, —-; Nashville 4.60, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.77, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.67, —–, 4.67; Creswell 4.37, 9.43, 4.37; Statesville 4.52, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.67, —–, 4.67; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.42, 9.48, —-; Clarkton 4.42, 9.48, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.42, 9.43, —-; Creswell 4.18, 9.43, —-; Elizabeth City 4.11, 9.66, —-; Lagrange 4.42, 9.38, —-; Monroe —-, 9.59, —-; Mount Olive 4.42, 9.38, —-; Norwood 4.43, 9.19, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.67, —–, —-; Wilson 4.42, 9.43, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 87.05 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 82.32 cents per pound.