Monthly Archives: December 2015

Daily Market Highlights For SFN

Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,981,000 head compared to 2,897,000 head last Wednesday.

Markets For Thursday December 31

U.S. cattle futures bounced back from an early week dip Wednesday as a rally in the wholesale beef market renewed hopes about strengthening demand, after profit-taking capped gains earlier in the week. December live-cattle futures picked up 2.8 cents, to

Daily Market Highlights For December 29

At the weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Siler City a total of 118 cattle and 13 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were steady, feeder steers were $3.00 to $4.00 higher, and heifers were steady, when compared to the previous

Ag Summary For December 30

North Carolina based  restaurant chain Firewurst says it is closing its doors following a health report about processed meat. Media outlets report that after three years and locations in Cary, Raleigh, Morrisville and Apex, the family behind the sausage, burgers

Market Report For December 30, 2015

U.S. cattle futures continued to slump Tuesday, as investors reeled in bets that the market would climb higher after a week of strong gains. December live-cattle futures slid 0.65 centto $1.30 a pound on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, after hitting

North Carolina Still Vigilant about Spread of Gypsy Moth

  Next on Today’s topic, our weekly visit with N0rth Carolina’s Ag commissioner, Steve Troxler. Commissioner, a couple weeks ago we talked about the importance of local firewood and how it can help prevent the spread of certain insects that

Markets For Monday December 28

U.S. grain and soybean futures fell in quiet, pre-holiday trade as abundant world inventories and demand concerns pressured prices for American crops. Soybean futures declined to a one-week low, weighed down in part by forecasts for improving weather in northern

Ag Summary For Monday December 28

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing its ranks with more diversity as it faces civil rights complaints from Latino farmers and ranchers. But some members of the

Markets For Tuesday December 29

U.S. cattle futures trimmed losses to end narrowly lower Monday, pressured by profit-taking after concerns about extreme winter weather curbing production sent futures sharply higher last week. December live-cattle futures fell 0.25 cent, to $1.31 a pound on the Chicago

Daily Market Highlights

Cattle:  The Siler City livestock market was closed Friday, December 25, 2015 in observance of the Christmas Day holiday.  Auctions will resume today, Monday, December 28, 2015. Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply wasadequate