NC Cash Bean Meal Soars over $600 a Ton

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 966 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows trended mostly $1.00 to $3.00 higher, feeder steers trended mostly $9.00 to $34.00 lower, and heifers trended mixed 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 desirable to heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,919,000 head compared to 2,836,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small and medium, higher on the balance. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 147.20, Large 141.77, Medium 106.86, and Small 96.00.

Squash: supply fairly light. Demand moderate. Market is about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini 12.35-13.35, small Yellow Straight neck 12.35-14.95

Tomatoes: supply heavy. Demand is very light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons loose jumbo Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better 5.95-7.95
Tomatoes, grape type: demand light. Market is about steady. Flats 12 1-pt containers 6.95-7.95
Tomatoes, plum type: demand light. Market is about steady. 25 lb cartons extra large loose Roma 7.95-8.95

No. 2 yellow shelled corn trended 4 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.89-$4.46 at feed mills and $3.89-4.19 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans trended mixed and were $12.78 at the processors and $10.63-$12.19 at elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat trended 4 cents higher and ranged $3.97-$4.24 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $643.20 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.

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