NC Cash Grains Follow Futures Lower

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 2,991,000 head compared to 2,715,000 head last Wednesday.

Eggs:  The market is lower on extra-large and large, steady on the balance.  Supplies of extra-large and large are heavy, others moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 251.25, Large 244.27, Medium 174.86, and Small 107.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 60.88 cents perpound; the U.S. average is 59.77 cents per pound.

Grain:  U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was mostly 4 to 5 cents lower when compared to last report.  Prices ranged $4.01-$4.71 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.66 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 2 cents lower; prices were $8.37-$9.27 at the elevators; new crop $8.36-$8.92.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 4 cents lower; prices were $4.56 at the feed mills and $4.16-$4.62 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.