NC Cash Eggs Approach $200 in Holiday Demand

At the 2 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1,101 cattle and 16 goats were sold.  Compared to the sales last week, slaughter cattle were mostly $5.00 to $15.00 higher.  Feeder steers were mixed, heifers and bulls were mostly steady to $3.00 higher.  Demand and buyer activity were moderate.

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 Tuesday in North Carolina is 3,026,000 head compared to 2,667,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 193.14, Large 193.14, Medium 133.47 and Small 84.00.

Cabbage:  demand fairly light.  Market about steady.  50 pound cartons Round Green Type medium 7.00-8.00  occasional higher

Apples:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.  All grades U.S. Extra Fancy.   Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00; Golden Delicious U.S. Extra Fancy 22.00-24.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 70.89 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 68.17 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.80-$4.35 at feed mills and $3.45-$4.00 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 1 cent lower; prices were $9.69 at the processors and $9.09-$9.49 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady, prices were $3.65-$4.00 at the feed mills and $3.45-$3.78 at the elevators; new crop $4.06-$4.59.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $348.30 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.