NC Cash Grains Fail to Rise with Futures

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 898 cattle and 92 goats were

sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 lower; while slaughter bulls were

steady to 8.00 higher. 

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 desirable.  The estimated

slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,990,000 head compared to 2,926,000 head last


Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 66.89 cents per

pound; the U.S. average is 65.14 cents per pound.

Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $17-$19, U.S. No. 1 Petite $13-$15, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10, No Grade Marks jumbo $10.

Blueberries:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Quality variable.  Flats 12 1-pint cups medium-large $11-$14

Cabbage:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  Some shippers are finished for the season.

50 pound cartons Round medium Green Type $8.

Bell Type Peppers:  Supply fairly light.  Demand good.  Market about steady.  Unseasonably high temperatures affecting production.  1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates jumbo Green $24-$24.; extra large $24-$24.35, fair quality $18-$20.35; large $20-$20.35.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 2 cents lower when compared to last report.

Prices ranged $4.33-$4.73 at feed mills and $4.22-$4.58 at elevators; new crop $4.02-$4.67.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly steady to 3 cents lower; prices were $10.59 at the processors and

ranged $9.67-$10.15 at the elevators; new crop $9.34-$9.85.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly

2 cents lower and ranged $4.48-$4.53 at the feed mills and $4.23-$5.44 at the elevators.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $416.90 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.