NC Cash Corn Holds Steady

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City, a total of 993 cattle, 149 goats, and 21 sheep were sold.

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 Monday in North Carolina was 3,137,000 head compared to 2,909,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market was steady on small, lower on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 128.63, Large 122.43, Medium 97.08, and Small 70.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.39 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.10 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly steady when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.74-$4.26 at feed mills and $3.48-$3.79 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 3 cents lower.  Prices were $9.77 at the processors and ranged $9.02-$9.48 at the elevators.   U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady; prices were $3.68-$3.98 at the feed mills and $3.58-$3.84 at the elevators; new crop $4.11-$4.65.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $342.30 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.