NC Cash Grains Hold Steady

At the 3 weekly livestock auctions held Monday at Canton, Siler City and Turnersburg a total of 1,315 cattle and 50 goats were sold.

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 3,126,000 head compared to 3,047,000 head last Tuesday.

Apples:  demand fairly good.  Market about steady. All grades U.S. Extra Fancy.   Cartons 12 3-pound film bags Red Delicious 20.90-24.00; Golden Delicious 22.00-24.00.

Tomatoes:  demand fairly light.  Market slightly higher.  Some growers experiencing a harvesting gap; while others are curtailed due to rain and wet fields.  25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Combination or Better jumbo & extra large 9.95-10.95

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 69.70 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 67.21 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was steady when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.49-$4.29 at feed mills and $3.49-$3.89 at elevators. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were steady; prices were $9.91 at the processors and $8.96-$9.41 at the elevators; new crop $9.11-$9.56.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly steady, prices were $3.69-$3.99 at the feed mills and $3.59-$3.83 at the elevators; new crop $4.23-$4.66.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $346.20 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.