NC Cash Cotton Continues Above National Average

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 931 cattle and 15 goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $2.00 lower, feeder steers were mixed, and heifers were mostly higher when compared to the previous week.   Average dressing slaughter cows brought $100.00 to $118.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $124.00 to $138.00, with high dressing up to $160.00.

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 3,003,000 head compared to 2,953,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on all sizes. Supplies are light.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 242.97, Large 237.38, Medium 221.86 and Small 196.00.

Blueberries: demand moderate. Market is slightly lower.  Some early harvest curtailed due to wet fields. Flats 12 1-pint cups  medium-large 18.00-20.00

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 63.58 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 62.41 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 4 cents higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.03-$4.48 at feed mills and $3.88-$4.23 at elevators; new crop $3.70-4.34.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower; prices were $9.76 at the processors and ranged $8.91-$9.41 at the elevators; new crop $8.62-$9.07.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 9 cents higher at the feed mills; prices were $4.38 at the feed mills and $4.13-$4.23 at the elevators; new crop $4.03-$4.53.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $379.80 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.