NCDA&CS Narket Highlights for Wednesday April 24

The following is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products for April 23, 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 auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1,430 cattle, 28 goats, and 1 sheep were sold. Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly 1.00 to 2.00 higher and bulls were sharply higher on a very light test. Feeder steers were mostly 6.00 to 7.00 higher; heifers were mostly steady to 2.00 higher; and feeder bulls were sharply higher. Demand was mostly good; market activity and buyer interest were mostly active. Offerings of cattle were fairly light. Cattle quality was plain to average. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $49-$63, with high dressing up to $78. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold from $70-$87, with high dressing ranging $88-$102. 400-500 lbs. M&L 1-2 feeder steers ranged $149-$190, 500-600 lbs. were $148-$179. M&L 1-2 feeder heifers, 400-

500 lbs. ranged $122-$157, 500-600 lbs. were $124-$150. M&L 1-2 feeder bulls, 400-500 lbs. were $134-$180, 500-600 lbs. ranged $134-$169.

Goats: At the goat auction in Shelby on Friday, April 19, a total of 159 goats and 42 sheep were sold. All prices are quoted per head. Slaughter and Replacement Classes, Selection 1 and 2 – Kids: 20-80 lbs. $52.50-$160; Does/Nannies: 50-100 lbs. $80-$152.50, 100-140 lbs. $120-$200; Bucks/Billies: 100-150 lbs. $112.50-$140. Slaughter Lambs: Good 20-60 lbs. $47.50-$65; Choice and Prime 20-60 lbs. $72.50-$85, 60-100 lbs. $97.50-$115. Ewes: Utility 80-100 lbs. $87.50-$102.50.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina was 3,477,000 head compared to 3,005,000 head last Tuesday.

Eggs: The market was lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance. Supplies were mostly moderate. Retail demand was light to moderate. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets, cents per dozen: Extra Large 90.50, Large 87.05, Medium 69.00, and Small 64.00.

Cotton: The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 74.66 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.45 cents per pound.

Grain: U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 3 cents lower when compared to last report. Prices ranged $3.96-$4.56 at feed mills and $3.69-$4.21 at elevators; new crop $3.71-$4.34.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 15 cents lower. Prices were $8.22-$8.77 at the processors and ranged $7.87-$8.42 at the elevators; new crop $8.06-$8.81. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 3 cents lower prices were $3.95-$4.21 at the feed mills and $3.81 at the elevators; new crop $3.90-$4.40. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $336.00 per ton for 48% protein.

Feed Mills: Bladenboro 4.26, —–, 4.11; Candor 4.21, —–, —-; Cofield 3.96, 8.52, —-; Laurinburg 4.16, —–, 4.21; Monroe 4.26, —–, —-; Nashville 4.56, —–, —-;

Roaring River 4.40, —–, —-; Rose Hill 4.21, —–, 4.16; Creswell 4.10, —–, 3.95; Statesville 4.10, —–, —-; Warsaw 4.21, —–, 4.16; Pantego #2 —-, —–, —-.

Elevators: Bladenboro 3.91, 8.42, 3.81; Clarkton 3.91, 8.32, 3.81; Clement —-, —–, —-; Clinton 3.91, 8.32, 3.81; Creswell 3.76, 8.12, —-; Elizabeth City 3.69, 8.37, —-; Lagrange 4.06, 8.27, 3.81; Monroe —-, —–, —-; Mount Olive 3.91, 8.27, 3.81;

Norwood 3.91, 7.87, —-; Register —-, —–, —-; Warsaw #2 4.21, —–, —-;

Wilson —-, 8.27, 3.81.

Soybean Processors: Fayetteville, 8.77; Selma, 8.22.