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Daily Market Highlights – December 22, 2016

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 2,993,000 head compared to 2,946,000 head last Wednesday.

Daily Market Highlights for Wednesday, December 21

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,082 cattle and 59 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were $1.00 to $8.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mixed when compared to the previous sales. 

Markets For Wednesday December 21

  Soybean futures dropped to a one-month low, pressured by crop-friendly rains in Argentina, while a stronger dollar weighed broadly on agricultural commodities. Prices for soybeans fell to the lowest level since Nov. 18 as recent rainfall and forecasts for

Market HIghlights May 19, 2016

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 heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,944,000 head compared to 2,917,000 head last

Markets – May 19, 2016

Prices of U.S. soybean futures retreated on Wednesday, as the U.S. dollar rose and buying tapered in the oilseed market. Meanwhile, corn prices rose while wheat was mixed. Soybeans fell after surging to the highest level in nearly two years

Daily Market Highlights May 18, 2016

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Monday in Canton, Siler City, and Turnersburg a total of 1494 cattle and 23 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to 3.00 lower; while bulls were unevenly steady.  Feeder cattle were mostly 1.00

Markets – May 18, 2016

U.S. grain and soybean futures climbed Tuesday as buying resumed across agricultural markets. Soybean prices surged to the highest level in nearly two years as buying by hedge fund managers and others bolstered the market after prices flagged for several

Market Highlights May 17, 2016

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 636 cattle and 15 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were steady to 2.00 higher; while bulls were steady.  Feeder cattle were mostly higher.  Demand, market activity, and

Markets For Tuesday, May 17

U.S. soybean futures eased on Monday amid profit-taking and improving weather in Argentina. Meanwhile, corn notched higher while wheat also fell. Soybean prices fell for the fourth consecutive session, declining as traders booked profits after prices for the crop soared

Markets – May 13, 2016

U.S. grain futures closed sharply higher Thursday, boosted by speculation that farmers’ move to boost soybean acres could eat into domestic corn production. July-dated corn contracts at the Chicago Board of Trade 11 1/2 cents, to close at $3.89 a