NC Cash Grains Plummet

At the weekly livestock auctions held Wednesday at Norwood and North Wilkesboro 803 cattle and no 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 Thursday in North Carolina is 3,137,000 head compared to 3,101,000 head last Thursday.

N.C. Eggs:  The market is higher on all sizes. Supplies are mostly light.  Retail demand is good.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 146.43, Large 142.89, Medium 114.56, and Small 84.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 69.04 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 66.78 cents per pound.

U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 7 cents lower when compared to the previous day.  Prices ranged $3.77-$4.31 at feed mills and $3.41-$3.82 at elevators.  U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 17 cents lower; prices were $9.65 at the processors and $9.05-$9.48 at the elevators.  U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was mostly 7 cents lower.  Prices ranged $3.61-$3.96 at the feed mills and $3.41-$3.83 at the elevators; new crop $4.09-$4.58.  Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants was $341.80 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.