NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Friday in Siler City a total of 1,057 cattle, 68 goats, and 57 sheep were sold.  Compared to last week, breaking type slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 to 5.00 lower; while boning type slaughter cows were steady to 1.00 higher.  Slaughter bulls were 2.00 to 3.00 higher.  Feeder steers were sharply higher; heifers were steady to 4.00 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 desirable to heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Monday in North Carolina was 2,689,000 head compared to 2,650,000 head last Monday.

Eggs:  The market is steady on small, lower 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 78.26, Large 76.71, Medium 62.86, and Small 58.00.

Sweet Potatoes:  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 $14-$16, U.S. No. 1 Petite $10-$14, U.S. No. 2 $8-$10, No Grade Marks jumbo $8-$9.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 74.87 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 72.69 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.10-$4.53 at feed mills and $3.80-$4.35 at elevators; new crop $3.94-$4.72.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 2 cents lower.  Prices were $10.06 at the processors and ranged $9.61-$9.97 at the elevators; new crop $9.51-$10.11.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents lower; prices were $4.40 at the feed mills and $4.20 at the elevators; new crop $4.28-$4.55.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $361.10 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.