NC Cash Eggs Continue to Climb on Holiday Demand

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Turnersburg and Siler City a total of 1,799 cattle and 63 goats were sold.  Compared to the sales last week, slaughter cows were mostly steady to $1.00 higher, bulls were mostly steady to $4.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mixed, heifers were mostly steady to $6.00 higher, bulls were mostly $1.00 to $5.00 higher.

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 2,720,000 head compared to 3,103,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on small, higher 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 162.50, Large 161.42, Medium 123.30 and Small 84.00.

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

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 69.35 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 67.18 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 5 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.73-$4.27 at feed mills and $3.37-$3.78 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 7 cents lower; prices were $9.47 at the processors and $8.88-$9.31 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 5 cents lower, prices were $3.57-$3.92 at the feed mills and $3.37-$3.76 at the elevators; new crop $4.10-$4.54.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $340.30 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.