Monthly Archives: June 2017

Hog Futures Close at Two and a half Year High

Hog futures settled at their highest level in 2 1/2 years Wednesday, buoyed by robust demand from meatpackers and grocery stores. Consumers’ hunger for bacon and hot dogs, as well as strengthening sales of pork loins, helped lift wholesale pork

NC Broiler/Fryer Harvest Remains over 3 million Head

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 406 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 1.00 to 6.00 higher; while bulls were mixed, 9.00 lower to 3.00 higher.  Broiler-Fryers:  The North Carolina

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Pharmaceutical Prices”

  Mary:  I’m Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at pharmaceutical prices.  Mike, most people – especially when they reach the “golden years” – will be taking pharmaceutical medicines on a regular

Weather Patterns to Remain Unpredictable

  Few will deny that this has been an odd weather year thus far, especially compared to the last three or four, and Corey Davis, Applied Climatologist with the North Carolina State Climate office says, this has been an unusual

NC State Extension Economist Dr. Mike Walden – “Prices Paid by Males and Females”

  Mary:  This is Mary Walden with economist MW welcoming you to the economic perspective.  Today’s program looks at prices paid by males and females.   Mike, for most of the products and services we buy, the price is fixed.  However,

Grains & Oilseeds Finish Higher

Livestock futures ended lower Tuesday following Monday’s limit up day in the cattle market. The market is now preparing for a seasonal lull that typically occurs after July 4th as meat demand dies down. June live cattle was off 187

Central SC Corn Still Looking Great

  We’re about halfway through the growing season for some crops, and Charles Davis, Clemson Extension agent in Calhoun County, SC told us about a month ago that producers were working on some of the best looking dry land corn

Some Farmers Wish Rain Would Stop

  In the latest crop progress report for conditions through Sunday, June 25th there were 4.6 days suitable for field work in North Carolina, compared to just shy of 7 the previous week.   Charles Mitchell with Franklin County Extension reports

NC Mid-Summer Fruits and Vegetables Wrapping Up

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,491 cattle and 90 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 higher and bulls were mostly

Early Summer Rush is On at NC Livestock Auctions

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 861 cattle, 198 goats, and 63 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 4.00 lower, while boning type were unevenly