Futures Market Recap

NC Market Highlights Jan. 11

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg, Canton, and Siler City a total of 1286 cattle and 10 goats were sold.  Compared to the previous sales, slaughter cows were mostly $2.00 to $5.00 lower, bulls were mostly

NC Market Highlights Jan. 9

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 4,351,000 head compared to 4,225,000 head last Friday

A Look Ahead to Livestock Markets in 2018

Livestock producers are heading into 2018 with both increasing production and demand. However, exports are critical to keep that trend moving. Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics says for beef producers, the path of least resistance for market prices is

Swine is Fine on Profits

National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel says the swine industry has been one of the few agricultural commodities seeing profits… O’Neel, who raises hogs at Friend, Nebraska, says the Pork Checkoff is beginning the New Year with a new business-to-business

NC Market Highlights

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mount Airy, a total of 76 cattle, 10 goats, and 3 sheep were sold.  Demand, market activity and buyer interest were moderate.  Offerings of cattle were light.  Cattle quality was plain to

Pork Gaining on Poultry

Poultry will continue to top the global meat market in terms of production, but pork is making gains on white meat, according to a recent report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). FAO predicts global pork production to

What Exactly is a RIN?

Texas Senator Ted Cruz recently proposed to put a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) as a way to control the cost for refiners that blend renewable fuels into the nation’s gasoline supply. What exactly is an

NC Markets Report

Broiler-fryers: The market tone is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Friday and Saturday in North Carolina is 4,158,000 head compared to 3,455,000 head last Friday

NC Market Highlights

N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 3,114,000 head compared to 3,023,000 head last Thursday. N.C.

Trade Complaints in the Rise

According to government figures cited in the Washington Post, trade complaints by U.S. agriculture and industry against foreign competitors are soaring under President Trump to levels not seen in more than 15-years. There have been 79 new trade investigations since