NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,925 cattle and 48 goats were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady to $3.00 higher. Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $6.00 higher when compared to the previous sales.  Average dressing slaughter cows brought $50.00 to $67.50.  Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $78.00 to $96.00 with high dressing up to $108.00.

N.C. Broiler-Fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand.  Average weights are mostly heavy. The estimated slaughter for Tuesday in North Carolina is 2,873,000 head compared to 2,784,000 head last Tuesday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is lower on Extra Large and Large, steady on the balance. Supplies are moderate to heavy.  Retail demand is moderate to light.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 89.81, Large 85.16, Medium 68.86 and Small 59.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 76.32 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 73.73 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 1 cent lower.  Prices ranged $4.24-$4.69 at feed mills and $3.94-$4.49 at elevators; new crop $4.05-$4.83. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 9 cents lower; prices were $10.40 at the processors, and ranged $10.00-$10.25 at the elevators; new crop $9.68-$10.28.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 1 cent lower, prices were $4.54 at the feed mills and $4.34 at the elevators, new crop $4.48-$4.68.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $369.50 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.