NCDA Market highlights for Wednesday May 23

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1270 cattle and 25 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $3.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $6.50 higher.  Demand was moderate to good and buyer activity was moderate.  Offerings of cattle were moderate to light with cattle quality plain to average.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00-$66.00, with high dressing up to $85.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $80.00-$90.00 with high dressing ranging $91.00 to $101.00.  400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $138.00-$164.00, 500-600 lbs. were $141.00-$163.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-500 lbs. were $126.00-$147.50, 500-600 lbs. were $121.00-$143.00.  M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. ranged $130.00-$166.00.

 

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,103,000 head compared to 2,918,000 head last Tuesday.

 

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are mostly moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 113.84, Large 110.74, Medium 92.00 and Small 77.00.

 

Eastern North Carolina

2018 Season

Blueberries:  supply fairly light.  Demand good at slightly lower prices.  Market slightly lower. Production curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  Many present shipments from previous commitments.  Wide range in prices.  Includes palletizing and cooling.  Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large 28.00-35.00 previous commitments lower.

 

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents higher when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $4.04-$4.79 at feed mills and $4.13-$4.69 at elevators; new crop $4.33-$4.88. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 5 to 6 cents higher; prices were $10.10-$10.40 at the processors and $9.51-$9.98 at the elevators; new crop $9.56-$10.24.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents higher, prices were $4.39-$4.69 at the feed mills; new crop $4.40-$5.32.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $407.50 per ton for 48% protein.

  

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.66, —–, 4.59; Candor 4.75, —–, —-; Cofield 4.43, 10.23, —-; Laurinburg 4.56, —–, 4.54; Monroe 4.79, —–, —-; Nashville 4.62, —–, —-; Roaring River 4.79, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.69, —–, 4.69; Creswell 4.39, 9.75, 4.39; Statesville 4.54, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.69, —–, 4.69; Pantego #2 4.04, —–, —-.

 

Elevators: Bladenboro 4.44, 9.80, —-; Clarkton 4.44, 9.80, —-; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 4.44, 9.75, —-; Creswell 4.20, 9.75, —-; Elizabeth City 4.13, 9.98, —-; Lagrange 4.44, 9.70, —-; Monroe —-, 9.91, —-; Mount Olive 4.44, 9.70, —-; Norwood 4.45, 9.51, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.69, —–, —-; Wilson 4.44, 9.75, —-.

 

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 87.85 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 82.96 cents per pound.