NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

Cattle:  At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Shelby a total of 377 cattle were sold.  Compared to two weeks ago, slaughter cows were unevenly steady; while bulls were steady to 4.00 lower.  Feeder steers were mostly 5.00 lower; heifers were sharply lower; while bulls were 2.00 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 mostly heavy.  The estimated slaughter for Wednesday in North Carolina was 3,036,000 head compared to 2,825,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market was higher on extra large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies were moderate.  Retail demand was moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 98.00, Large 95.85, Medium 70.86, and Small 52.00.

Bell Type Peppers:  Demand very good.  Market fair quality slightly higher, others about steady.  A few growers experiencing a harvesting gap.  1 1/9 bushel cartons jumbo & extra large Green $20; large $15-$16.   

Squash:  Supply Yellow Straightneck fairly light.  Demand moderate.  Market about steady.  1/2 and 5/9 bushel cartons small Zucchini $10-$12.35, medium $8-$10.35; small Yellow Straightneck $14-$16.35, medium $12-$14.35.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 67.38 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 65.49 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 16 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.05-$4.65 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.60 at elevators; new crop $3.98-$4.75.

U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were mostly 4 to 9 cents lower.  Prices were $10.29 at the processors and ranged $9.60-$10.01 at the elevators; new crop $9.94-$10.39.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 16 cents lower; prices were $4.11-$4.50 at the feed mills and $3.86-$4.82 at the elevators.

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.