NC Cash Grain Prices Stumble with Futures

At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro a total of 1221 cattle and no goats were sold.  Slaughter cows were mixed, feeder steers were mixed, and heifers were mostly $7.00 to $15.00 higher when compared to the previous week.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $95.00 to $113.00.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $118.00 to $128.00, with high dressing up to $131.00.

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 2,892,000 head compared to 2,804,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is steady on all sizes. Supplies are moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 146.02, Large 142.91, Medium 121.86, and Small 93.00.

Cabbage: demand moderate. Market is about steady.  50 pound cartons medium Round Green Type 6.00-8.00

Greens: demand moderate. Market is about steady. Various containers bunched/loose Collard, Kale, Mustard & Turnip Tops 7.00-8.00.

Sweet potatoes: demand moderate. Market is about steady. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 18.00-20.00, U.S. No. 1 Petite 13.00-16.00,  U.S. No. 2 9.00-11.00, No Grade Marks jumbo 11.00-13.00

Apples: demand fairly good. Market is about steady. Cartons traypack U.S. Extra Fancy Red Delicious & Golden Delicious 80s, 88s, & 100s 20.00-28.00,

No. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.09-$4.44 at feed mills and $3.74-$4.34 at elevators.  No. 1 yellow soybeans were 18 to 19 cents lower and were $10.49 at the processors, and ranged $9.74-$10.74 at the elevators.  No. 2 red winter wheat was without a price comparison. New crop prices were $4.62-$4.82.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $520.00 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.