NC Cash Grains Soar with Futures

CattleAt the livestock auctions held Wednesday in Norwood and North Wilkesboro, a total of 935 cattle were sold.  Compared to last week, slaughter cows were 6.00-8.00 higher.  Feeder cattle were 2.00-11.00 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 Thursday in North Carolina was 3,007,000 head compared to 2,823,000 head last Thursday.

Eggs:  The market is lower on extra large and medium, steady on large and small.  Supplies are light to moderate.  Retail demand is moderate.  Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 299.90, Large 296.09, Medium 221.39, and Small 112.00.

Cotton:  The strict-low middling one and one sixteenth Southeast average price is 65.65 cents per pound; the U.S. average is 63.61 cents per pound.

BEANS: Supply very light. Demand moderate. Market higher.  Bushel crates Round Green Type 22.00.

CUCUMBERS: Supply very light. Demand fairly good. Market about steady.  Waxed 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 18.35, fair quality 12.35.

EGGPLANT: Demand moderate. Market about steady.  1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 20.35-24.95.

BELL TYPE PEPPERS: Demand moderate. Market slightly lower.  1 1/9 bushel cartons/crates jumbo & extra large Green 14.00-16.95.

Grain:  Corn: was 7 cents higher. Prices were 4.13-4.60, at the feed mills, and 3.83-4.43, at the elevators.  Soybeans: were 17 to 42 cents higher. Prices were 10.17 at the processors, 9.63-9.97 at the feed mills, and 9.27-9.77, at the elevators.  Wheat: was 7 cents higher. Prices were 3.94-4.57, at the elevators.  Soybean Meal (f.o.b.) at the processing plants was 405.90 per ton for 48 percent 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.