Monthly Archives: December 2014

NC Egg Market Softens in Post Holiday Trade

At the 2 livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 751 cattle and 32 goats were sold.  Due to the Christmas Holiday, there were no trends available.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $102.00 to $119.00. 

Hog Industry on a Clear Path to Expansion

Hog producers are charting a clear course to expansion, but what the P.E.D. virus will do this winter is not so clear. Gary Crawford has more. “It appears that many more pigs will be going to market over this next

USFRA Releases Educational Videos on the Nuts & Bolts of Farming

The United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, a farm advocacy group, has released a series of videos to help the public understand what daily life on the farm is like.  USFRA’s online video series illustrates different farming practices, ranging between

Wheat Futures Fall as Weather Scare Abates

Wheat futures slumped on Tuesday, as worries over harm to U.S. crops from cold winter weather eased somewhat and export prospects dimmed amid strength in the U.S. dollar.  Corn and soybean futures also fell, buffeted by lower wheat prices. Losses

Georgia Farmer Speaks on 500 bu/a Corn Yield

Randy Dowdy, of Valdosta, Georgia, once again came in with the highest corn yields in the country, and for the first time in history broke the 500 bu/a mark.  What is most producers’ minds is; to achieve that kind of

NC State Economist Mike Walden – “Dynamic Pricing of Electricity”

Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at dynamic pricing of electricity.  Mike, most of us are used to paying the same price for each unit of a product we

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® Launches HOW-TO Video Series about Farming and Ranching

New video series chronicles how America’s farmers and ranchers tackle BIG jobs – all in a day’s work **View the videos then take our poll on the home page of SFNToday.com!!** Chesterfield, Mo., December 29, 2014 – 1,200 cows milked.

Number of Meat Handlers in North Carolina Explodes

It is a well-known fact that livestock and poultry accounts for 60% of North Carolina’s farm income. A number of those farmers are processing those animals further to get them from the farm to the plate. North Carolina Ag Commissioner

NC Greens Market Steady

The livestock auction usually held in Siler City on Friday was closed in observance of the Christmas holiday. The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  The estimated slaughter for

Wheat Futures Close Higher on Cold Weather Concerns

Cattle futures advanced into the end of the session Monday, after processors late last week displayed strong demand for market-ready animals in the cash markets. The hog market was underpinned by buying across the livestock markets. Thinly traded December cattle