NC Cash Corn Continues to Fall with Futures

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mt. Airy a total of 486 cattle and 66 goats were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows trended mixed, 3.00 lower to 5.00 higher; boning type slaughter cows were steady to 3.50 higher. 

The North Carolina broiler-fryer market was steady and the live supply was adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights were desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,965,000 head compared to 2,894,000 head last Wednesday.

Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $13-$14

Beans:  Demand moderate.  Market slightly lower.  Some growers experiencing a production gap.  Bushel cartons/crates Round Green Type Machine Picked $16-$18.

Cabbage:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type $10-$12

Cucumbers:  Supply fairly light.  Demand fairly good.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium $20-$22

Bell Type Peppers:  Demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo $12-$14.35

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn trended mostly one to two cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.51-$5.16 at feed mills and $4.51-$5.11 at elevators, new crop $4.30-$5.07.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans trended mostly two to four cents higher and were $14.81 at processors and $14.01-$14.57 at elevators, new crop $11.49-$12.19.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat trended mostly two cents lower and ranged $4.61-$5.11 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $531.70 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.