NC Cash Eggs on Holiday Upswing

Cattle:  At the livestock auctions held Tuesday in Mt. Airy and Shelby a total of 566 cattle and 22 goats 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 Wednesday in North Carolina was 2,867,000 head compared to 3,100,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market was higher on all sizes.  Supplies were light to moderate.  Retail demand was good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 143.60, Large 138.17, Medium 112.12, and Small 80.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 69.38 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 67.13 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 1 cent higher when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $3.83-$4.38 at feed mills and $3.48-$3.78 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents higher.  Prices were $9.78 at the processors and ranged $9.18-$9.62 at the elevators.   U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 1 cent higher; prices were $3.68-$4.03 at the feed mills and $3.48-$3.82 at the elevators; new crop $4.10-$4.64.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $345.20 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.