NC Cash Beans on the Rise

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 1,006 cattle and 4 goats were sold.

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 3,083,000 head compared to 2,987,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. 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 110.35, Large 104.15, Medium 69.86, and Small 52.00.

Bell Type Peppers:  demand light.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo & extra large 8.00-10.35, large 7.00-9.35.

Squash:  supply Yellow varieties light.  Demand moderate.  Market Yellow Straightneck slightly lower, others about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons Zucchini small 12.00-14.00 medium 10.00-12.00; Yellow Straightneck small 16.00-20.35, medium 14.00-18.35; 3/4 bushel cartons Yellow Crookneck small 20.00-20.35, medium 14.00-14.35.

Grape Type Tomatoes:  demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Flats 12 1-pint containers 7.95-9.95, 20 pound cartons loose 13.95-17.95.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 66.70 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 65.36 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 2 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.84-$4.40 at feed mills and $3.64-$4.25 at elevators; new crop $3.64-$4.44.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 8 cents higher; prices were $9.28 at the processors and $8.65-$9.18 at the elevators; new crop $8.93-$9.33.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 2 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.74-$4.29 at the feed mills and $3.83-$3.99 at the elevators; new crop $4.58.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $324.10 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.