Cattle Prices Jump at Livestock Auctions

At the 3 livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 2483 cattle and 18 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly steady to $3.00 lower, feeder steers trended $2.00 to $18.50 higher, and heifers trended $4.00 to $13.00 higher when compared to the previous week.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly desirable. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,899,000 head compared to 2,716,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, lower on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 139.16, Large 135.29, Medium 123.86, and Small 104.00.

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 8 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $5.50-$5.85 at feed mills and $5.25-$5.80 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended 16 to 17 cents higher and were $15.79 at processors, and $14.94-$15.62 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 8 cents higher, prices ranged $4.85 to $5.35 at the elevators. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $584.90 per ton for 48% protein.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.